Tue
16

    • Open to everyone from the amateurs who instagram their food to the professionals with thousands of dollars of equipment, this event sees four photographers talk about their work and explain the story behind some of their favorite shots. Free, 7.30pm.
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    Open to everyone from the amateurs who instagram their food to the professionals with thousands of dollars of equipment, this event sees four photographers talk about their work and explain the story behind some of their favorite shots....
    SmSh Territory

 
    • This beginners painting class is for young ones with little or no previous experience of organized painting lessons. Teachers use a step-by-step approach and new skills will be added to each project. Each painting will be finished in one session. 140rmb per class; 4.30pm-5.30pm.
      The Summit Lane 99, Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    This beginners painting class is for young ones with little or no previous experience of organized painting lessons. Teachers use a step-by-step approach and new skills will be added to each project. Each painting will be finished in one...
    The Summit


Fri
19

    • The Shakespeare's Globe troupe bring this much-loved romantic comedy to Shanghai as part of Shakespeare's 450th birthday celebration. Expect a surreal night of fairies, spells, lovers, and plenty of mischief. Lavish costumes make this one fun for the whole family. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole. Limited engagement, three nights only. Tickets start at 80rmb, available right here on SmartTicket.
      Shanghai Oriental Art Center 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd

    The Shakespeare's Globe troupe bring this much-loved romantic comedy to Shanghai as part of Shakespeare's 450th birthday celebration. Expect a surreal night of fairies, spells, lovers, and plenty of mischief. Lavish costumes make this one...
    Shanghai Oriental Art Center

 
  • This Friday's Sip 'n' Paint hosts a sketch session where the model is dressed as a cheerleader. Any medium can be brought to draw with. 30rmb and one drink purchase required; 7pm-9pm.
    Sip'n'Paint
 
    • This class teaches little ones to be creative and refine their motor skills. Aimed at three to eight year olds, kids will be able to create different crafts from masks to 3D bugs. Book in blocks of ten and its 110rmb per class, a drop-in class is 140rmb. 4.30pm-6pm.
      The Summit Lane 99, Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    This class teaches little ones to be creative and refine their motor skills. Aimed at three to eight year olds, kids will be able to create different crafts from masks to 3D bugs. Book in blocks of ten and its 110rmb per class, a drop-in...
    The Summit


Sat
20

    • Over on Fuxing Lu, Leo Xu Projects is holding a solo show of video works by young Chinese artist Cheng Ran this fall. The gallery last hosted Cheng's unsettling, pop culture-inspired art back in 2012 - read up on that here. This time around, he'll be showing all new works, kicking off with a live performance on 20 September from 6pm through 8pm.
      Leo Xu Projects Bldg 3, 49 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu

    Over on Fuxing Lu, Leo Xu Projects is holding a solo show of video works by young Chinese artist Cheng Ran this fall. The gallery last hosted Cheng's unsettling, pop culture-inspired art back in 2012 - read up on that here. This time...
    Leo Xu Projects

 
    • French artist Clara Feder is a multi-media artist, a writer as well as a film maker, who studied in the film school at New York University and Paris 8 University. Her works have been exhibited in Paris, London and New York. Her first Shanghai photography solo exhibition “Light Travelers” mirrors the special and universal moment when you realize you're all alone, lost in fact, and yet, whatever happens, you're going to go forward.
      Noeli Gallery 150 B Yueyang Lu, near Yongjia Lu
    French artist Clara Feder is a multi-media artist, a writer as well as a film maker, who studied in the film school at New York University and Paris 8 University. Her works have been exhibited in Paris, London and New York. Her first...
    Noeli Gallery

Sun
21

    • Shanghai Symphony Orchestra presents: Contemporale, curated by Split Works. Each month this fall, a globally renowned contemporary musical artist will play in the newly minted Shanghai Symphony Orchestral Hall in downtown Shanghai. September 21 will host Moonface, the alter-ego of Spencer Krug, whose sparkling and neoteric sounds will reverberate through halls usually reserved for string quartets and brass performances. The audience will be moved by his deep but gentle voice and poetic piano in the Chamber Hall's intimate setting. 100rmb for pre-sale. https://yoopay.cn/event/moonfacesh
      Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall 1380 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Baoqing Lu

    Shanghai Symphony Orchestra presents: Contemporale, curated by Split Works. Each month this fall, a globally renowned contemporary musical artist will play in the newly minted Shanghai Symphony Orchestral Hall in downtown Shanghai....
    Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall


Tue
23

    • Bethany Jesseph is an American artist currently residing in Shanghai. Her work often deals with current environmental issues, and the societal problems that grow out of them. Best known for her metal work, she also often utilizes video and installation. Her solo show at Basement 6 features a large-scale installation. Kicks off 6pm. For more information on the artist go to www.bethany-baisha.com. Learn more about the show here.
      Basement6 Art Collective Basement, Bldg 6, 1643 Huashan Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
    Bethany Jesseph is an American artist currently residing in Shanghai. Her work often deals with current environmental issues, and the societal problems that grow out of them. Best known for her metal work, she also often utilizes video...
    Basement6 Art Collective
 
    • Mathieu Fiset is a whole host of things, but first and foremost he plays the keyboard. Born in Quebec, Canada he is now based in Jakarta and is playing at Red Town on his tour. RoboJazz was his 7th album, finished in 2012, and it mixes funky jazz with modern rock and electronic music. 30rmb; 8.30pm-10pm.
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    Mathieu Fiset is a whole host of things, but first and foremost he plays the keyboard. Born in Quebec, Canada he is now based in Jakarta and is playing at Red Town on his tour. RoboJazz was his 7th album, finished in 2012, and it mixes...
    SmSh Territory


Thu
25

    • Yet another new art fair for the city, West Bund Art & Design is a two-sided affair, comprising an art fair (25 - 29 September) and exhibition (1 - 26 October, excluding 13 + 20 Oct). Some 20 international galleries are poised to take part (including the likes of Hauser & Wirth, White Cube, and Pace Gallery), setting up shop alongside just ten design-based organizations, brands and designers. Art fair tickets cost 100rmb (1pm - 5pm; last entry 4pm); and the subsequent exhibition will set you back 40rmb/60rmb 10am - 5pm. Details here
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    Yet another new art fair for the city, West Bund Art & Design is a two-sided affair, comprising an art fair (25 - 29 September) and exhibition (1 - 26 October, excluding 13 + 20 Oct). Some 20 international galleries are poised to take part...
    SmSh Territory
 
    • Matthew Bourne's thrilling and stylish take on one of ballet's most loved classics comes to Shanghai this fall. This production of Black Swan has won over 30 international theater awards, including a Tony Award for Best Choreography and an Oliver Award for Best New Dance Production. Dance, style, humor, spectacle, and character comedy - it's all here. Tickets start at 80rmb on SmartTicket; shows start at 7.15pm.
      Shanghai Culture Square 225 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu
    Matthew Bourne's thrilling and stylish take on one of ballet's most loved classics comes to Shanghai this fall. This production of Black Swan has won over 30 international theater awards, including a Tony Award for Best Choreography and an...
    Shanghai Culture Square

Fri
26

    • Shao Lin Kung Fu masters are responsible for the Tony Award nominated Soul of Shaolin and now they're back with another action-packed piece. This drama is filled with acrobatics, hand to hand combat and weaponry and features many younger performers. 200rmb (100rmb for students), 7.30pm-8.30pm.
      Shanghai American School Performing Arts Center 258 Jin Feng Lu, Huacao Town, Minhang District

    Shao Lin Kung Fu masters are responsible for the Tony Award nominated Soul of Shaolin and now they're back with another action-packed piece. This drama is filled with acrobatics, hand to hand combat and weaponry and features many younger...
    Shanghai American School Performing Arts Center


Sat
27

    • This looks good: ShanghART and next-door H-Space on Moganshan Lu are playing host to a solo exhibition by Liang Shaoji. Teh Shanghai-born talent is best known for his sculptures and installations incorporating finely-spun, unrefined silk produced in-situ by an army of silk worms. Back to Origin promises more of the same, including an enormous mixed-media installation comprising heavy iron chains; as well as recent series of video works.
      Shanghart Gallery Bldg 18, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
    This looks good: ShanghART and next-door H-Space on Moganshan Lu are playing host to a solo exhibition by Liang Shaoji. Teh Shanghai-born talent is best known for his sculptures and installations incorporating finely-spun, unrefined silk...
    Shanghart Gallery
 
    • This bi-annual event attracts many art aficionados as galleries throughout M50 open on the same night. To go alongside this there's also the Nautilus Fair, primarily a vintage fair, but also a treasure hunt organized for visitors. Random we know! Free; midday-6pm.
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    This bi-annual event attracts many art aficionados as galleries throughout M50 open on the same night. To go alongside this there's also the Nautilus Fair, primarily a vintage fair, but also a treasure hunt organized for visitors. Random...
    SmSh Territory


Sun
28

    • If you've ever told what you thought was a funny story only for it to be met by awkward silence, then this could be the workshop for you. Working with Jeanne Lambin and Scott Whitehair this interactive class takes you through the steps to be able to tell stories, whether it be for presentations, performances or just general chit-chat. 350rmb if bought from elva@zmack.net, 450rmb on the door; 1.30-4.30pm.
      390 Panyu Lu 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

    If you've ever told what you thought was a funny story only for it to be met by awkward silence, then this could be the workshop for you. Working with Jeanne Lambin and Scott Whitehair this interactive class takes you through the steps to...
    390 Panyu Lu


Oct
05

    • The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra are playing at Shanghai Daning Theatre. One of the world's greatest modern ukelele acts apparently. Well we don't know about that, what about... Ok yes we don't know any ukelele acts. Prices range from 80rmb-380rmb; 7.30pm.
      Daning Theatre 4/F, 1222 Pingxingguan Lu, near Lingshi Lu

    The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra are playing at Shanghai Daning Theatre. One of the world's greatest modern ukelele acts apparently. Well we don't know about that, what about... Ok yes we don't know any ukelele acts. Prices...
    Daning Theatre


Oct
07

    • The Pudong Shangri-La hosts an evening with The Vienna Boys' Choir. Ticket prices are 488rmb net per adult and 248rmb net per child (12 years and under). Cost of the ticket includes dinner, a performance and unlimited soft drinks. Be sure to wear pink to show support for the "More Than Aware" cancer awareness program, and the hotel will donate 15% of the proceeds to the cause. Starts 6.30pm.
      Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai 33 Fucheng Lu, near Yincheng Dong Lu
    The Pudong Shangri-La hosts an evening with The Vienna Boys' Choir. Ticket prices are 488rmb net per adult and 248rmb net per child (12 years and under). Cost of the ticket includes dinner, a performance and unlimited soft drinks. Be sure...
    Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai

Oct
11

    • Italian master guitarist Riccardo Tamai comes to Shanghai as part of the 2014 Chamber Concert series. He's performed at festivals all over the world and on this night he's playing pieces by Bach, Rodrígo, and Kellner. Tickets start at 50rmb, delivered to your door. To buy tickets, click here.
      Shanghai Oriental Art Center 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd
    Italian master guitarist Riccardo Tamai comes to Shanghai as part of the 2014 Chamber Concert series. He's performed at festivals all over the world and on this night he's playing pieces by Bach, Rodrígo, and Kellner. Tickets start at...
    Shanghai Oriental Art Center

Oct
18

    • The 10th annual JZ Festival happens at Expo Park this October 18-19, featuring nine stages and areas showcasing jazz and all its manifestations. This year's big names are Bootsy Collins, Sandy Lam, Marcus Miller, and Cui Jian. As well as that, there's jazz from Shanghai and abroad and an electronic stage with local DJs playing left-field sets. Definitely a nice couple of days in the park. Tickets are 260rmb/day or 480rmb/two days presale and 320rmb/day on site.
      Expo Park Shibo Da Dao, near Changqing Bei Lu, Pudong
    The 10th annual JZ Festival happens at Expo Park this October 18-19, featuring nine stages and areas showcasing jazz and all its manifestations. This year's big names are Bootsy Collins, Sandy Lam, Marcus Miller, and Cui Jian. As well as...
    Expo Park

Oct
25

    • This award winning French piano quartet comes to Shanghai for the 2014 Chamber Concerts series. These chamber musicians graduated from the finest conservatories in France, and have played all the big spots in Europe. On this evening, they're playing selections by Mahler, Dubois, and Fauré. Tickets start at just 150rmb, delivered to your door. To buy tickets, click here.
      Shanghai Oriental Art Center 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd
    This award winning French piano quartet comes to Shanghai for the 2014 Chamber Concerts series. These chamber musicians graduated from the finest conservatories in France, and have played all the big spots in Europe. On this evening,...
    Shanghai Oriental Art Center
 
    • Huge two-day community/art festival from pro party throwers TICT—filling up this former cement factory on the West Bund with 100+ local designers, brands and talents sharing and selling their wares. Pop-up shops, fashion shows, artist installations, DJs, food vendors, drinks and more. It's become big enough that brands like Converse and Lomography piggyback on its cool factor now. Check out the last one here. 20rmb entry, runs 2pm-10pm.
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    Huge two-day community/art festival from pro party throwers TICT—filling up this former cement factory on the West Bund with 100+ local designers, brands and talents sharing and selling their wares. Pop-up shops, fashion shows, artist...
    SmSh Territory


Nov
21

    • The Shanghai Oriental Art Center presents The West End Men concert, performing vocal arrangements by leading West End Maestro, David White as well as songs from the biggest shows in the world and a selection of their own personal favorites. Starts at 7.15pm. Price ranges from 80rmb to 880rmb. Click here for more details.
      Shanghai Oriental Art Center 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd
    The Shanghai Oriental Art Center presents The West End Men concert, performing vocal arrangements by leading West End Maestro, David White as well as songs from the biggest shows in the world and a selection of their own personal...
    Shanghai Oriental Art Center

Dec
09

    • The most successful German-language musical ever comes to Shanghai this winter. Elisabeth tells the story of Sisi, the Empress of Austria, and her long relationship with Death. Expect lavish costumes, choreography, and set design. This show has been performed in eleven different countries, in seven languages, to ten million captivated audience members. Performed in German with Chinese and English subtitles. Tickets start at 400rmb, available here on SmartTicket. Shows start at 7.15pm.
      Shanghai Culture Square 225 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu

    The most successful German-language musical ever comes to Shanghai this winter. Elisabeth tells the story of Sisi, the Empress of Austria, and her long relationship with Death. Expect lavish costumes, choreography, and set design. This...
    Shanghai Culture Square


Dec
13

    • When a suspicious Mother Superior has doubts about a charismatic priest in her school, the sparks fly. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Play and Oscar nominations for all 4 actors in the highly-acclaimed film starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and Meryl Streep, Doubt: A Parable hits the Shanghai stage next week. Price: 200rmb in advance, 220 at the door. Reserve now at tickets@urbanaphrodite.nl
      Sasha's 11 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu
    When a suspicious Mother Superior has doubts about a charismatic priest in her school, the sparks fly. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Play and Oscar nominations for all 4 actors in the highly-acclaimed film...
    Sasha's

On
going

  • Local theater group East West presents Tennessee Williams' classic portrayal of brutish masculinity and frail neurosis A Streetcar Named Desire. Tickets are 150rmb. 200rmb at the door. Shows are from September 11–14 and 18–21. Doors...
    Daily until Sep 21 at The Pearl

 
    • 'Cherished the Earth' is an international porcelain exhibition displaying the latest developments in ceramic art in China. Artists, from both China and overseas, include Yang Qi, Chen Xiangdong and Tang Chenghua, each of whom have their own style. The turning point for them seems to be kiln work, cause they're obviously down with the new technology. Free; 2pm-6pm.
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    'Cherished the Earth' is an international porcelain exhibition displaying the latest developments in ceramic art in China. Artists, from both China and overseas, include Yang Qi, Chen Xiangdong and Tang Chenghua, each of whom have their...
    Daily until Sep 21 at SmSh Territory

 
    • The House of Vans Asia Tour kicks off in Shanghai from September 12th – 14th, with a full line-up of live music, creative art workshops, and interactive elements, free and open to all. All the info you need is right here.
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    The House of Vans Asia Tour kicks off in Shanghai from September 12th – 14th, with a full line-up of live music, creative art workshops, and interactive elements, free and open to all. All the info you need is right here.
    Daily until Sep 24 at SmSh Territory
 
    • Eight Art Hotel hosts a film cycle in three screenings of films by Italian legend Bernardo Bertolucci. Featured films include The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, and The Dreamers. Screenings happen every week until September 23. Films start at 8pm.
      Eight Art Hotel 7 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Sichuan Nan Lu

    Eight Art Hotel hosts a film cycle in three screenings of films by Italian legend Bernardo Bertolucci. Featured films include The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, and The Dreamers. Screenings happen every week until September 23. Films...
    Every Tue until Sep 23 at Eight Art Hotel

 
    • Next-level tap dancing from Australia's award-winning Tap Dogs crew. They've performed in over 330 cities and six continents, including a show at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Expect tap dancing underwater, upside down, and even while jumping through scaffolding. Crazy. Tickets start at 150rmb on SmartTicket; shows start at 8pm.
      QSW Culture Centre 179 Yichang Lu, near Jiangning Lu

    Next-level tap dancing from Australia's award-winning Tap Dogs crew. They've performed in over 330 cities and six continents, including a show at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Expect tap dancing underwater, upside down,...
    Daily until Sep 21 at QSW Culture Centre

 
    • Noeli Gallery presents a group exhibition featuring three Chinese contemporary artists Wang Xuejun, Fan Shiqiang and Zeng Lingxin’s latest artworks. Three artists use vibrant colours to visualize the conflicts and reflections between Chinese tradition and today’s modernization in China.
      Noeli Gallery 150 B Yueyang Lu, near Yongjia Lu
    Noeli Gallery presents a group exhibition featuring three Chinese contemporary artists Wang Xuejun, Fan Shiqiang and Zeng Lingxin’s latest artworks. Three artists use vibrant colours to visualize the conflicts and reflections between...
    Daily until Sep 18 at Noeli Gallery
 
    • "Insight", Gallery Magda Danysz's newest exhibition, houses a range of international artists as they examine life and our knowledge of it. The art ranges from wooden sculptures to oil paintings and the show itself contains the best selected work from the past year. Artists include Liu Bolin, JR and Stephanie Bisseuil. Focus at Magda Danysz is usually on new media and art forms so expect more of the same. Free; 11am-6pm.
      Gallery Magda Danysz 188 Linqing Lu, near Yangshupu Lu

    "Insight", Gallery Magda Danysz's newest exhibition, houses a range of international artists as they examine life and our knowledge of it. The art ranges from wooden sculptures to oil paintings and the show itself contains the best...
    Daily until Oct 4 at Gallery Magda Danysz

 
    • Featuring works by photographers Shen Chaoliang and Luo Yongjin, OFOTO's Facade explores layers of culture, history and psychology, both through a decidedly architectural approach. Large format and drenched in color, Shen's STAGE series sees a truck moving between urban and rural areas in Taiwan. Luo, meanwhile, turns his attention to 'fort houses' in Kaiping, Guangdong Province, whilst his New Residence Hangzhou series presents the houses of rich peasants in the suburbs of Hangzhou.
      OFOTO 2/F, Bldg 13, 50 Moganshan Lu

    Featuring works by photographers Shen Chaoliang and Luo Yongjin, OFOTO's Facade explores layers of culture, history and psychology, both through a decidedly architectural approach. Large format and drenched in color, Shen's STAGE series...
    Daily until Oct 17 at OFOTO

 
    • A group exhibition to grandly open one of the city's newest galleries, The Ways of Object Being Named features works by Jiang Zhi, Shao Yinong, Yang Xinguang, Ren Zhitian, Ma Shuqing, Lv Shanchuan, Zhang Xuerui and Wang Lei.
      Mao Space (Heng Shan Fang) 3-5, Lane 320, Tian Ping Lu, near Hengshan Lu
    A group exhibition to grandly open one of the city's newest galleries, The Ways of Object Being Named features works by Jiang Zhi, Shao Yinong, Yang Xinguang, Ren Zhitian, Ma Shuqing, Lv Shanchuan, Zhang Xuerui and Wang Lei.
    Daily until Oct 12 at Mao Space (Heng Shan Fang)
 
  • Right next to the massive Kerry Center in Jing'an, Mao Space presents a new exhibition this fall featuring three emerging artists: Gong Chenyu, Shi Xiaobo and Wang Congyi.
    Daily until Oct 12 at Mao Space (Kerry Center)
 
    • Taking place as part of the wider Photo Shanghai art fair, Minsheng Museum in partnership with Beijing's CAFA presents a comprehensive overview of Chinese photography from 2009 through to the present day. To that end, expect offerings from a who's who of contemporary art including Hu Jieming, Jiang Pengyi, Liu Bolin, Yang Fudong, Zhang Dali and loads more, all spanning photography, installation and video.
      Minsheng Art Museum Bldg F, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu near Hongqiao Lu

    Taking place as part of the wider Photo Shanghai art fair, Minsheng Museum in partnership with Beijing's CAFA presents a comprehensive overview of Chinese photography from 2009 through to the present day. To that end, expect offerings from...
    Daily until Oct 15 at Minsheng Art Museum

 
    • Works by New York-based painter Sue Williams go on show at James Cohan Gallery this fall. Combining themes of gender politics and the body, issues touched on in her early paintings in particular extend to domestic violence, sexual abuse and sexism in society. Violent and colorful, they're pretty stunning. For her first Shanghai show, works on display span the late-1990s through to the present day, coinciding with Williams turning her attention to global political and environmental issues.
      James Cohan Gallery 1/F, Bldg 1, No 1, 170 Yueyang Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu

    Works by New York-based painter Sue Williams go on show at James Cohan Gallery this fall. Combining themes of gender politics and the body, issues touched on in her early paintings in particular extend to domestic violence, sexual abuse...
    Daily until Oct 26 at James Cohan Gallery

 
    • Art+ Shanghai Gallery's exhibition The Fantasy Factory: New Works by Ye Hongxing explores the creative process of fantasy and the fantastic through mixed media works of stickers on canvas. Expect Gas masks, kama sutra, models, tigers, and stilettos. Free entry. Gallery is open from 10am–7pm but closed on Mondays.
      Art+ Shanghai 191 Nan Suzhou Lu, near Sichuan Zhong Lu

    Art+ Shanghai Gallery's exhibition The Fantasy Factory: New Works by Ye Hongxing explores the creative process of fantasy and the fantastic through mixed media works of stickers on canvas. Expect Gas masks, kama sutra, models, tigers, and...
    Every Sat & Sun until Oct 26 at Art+ Shanghai

 
    • Realized in 2013, Xiao Jiang's recent series of landscape paintings goes on display at Vanguard Gallery in the artist's latest Shanghai solo. Works on display are directly inspired by his hometown in the Jinggang Mountains, and Xiao's numerous hikes in Jiangsu and Zhejiang...
      Vanguard Gallery 2/F, Bldg 4A, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
    Realized in 2013, Xiao Jiang's recent series of landscape paintings goes on display at Vanguard Gallery in the artist's latest Shanghai solo. Works on display are directly inspired by his hometown in the Jinggang Mountains, and Xiao's...
    Daily until Oct 19 at Vanguard Gallery
 
    • This hands-on course will teach participants how to make leather goods from scratch. Items include passport protecters, business card holders and iPad cases. Classes include materials and are usually 2-3 hours long. Price varies depending on product but is between 100-1000rmb (beginners class within 300rmb). Classes are flexible and can be scheduled to start anywhere between 11am and 7pm. Contact Llifestyle@yeah.net or call 63337134 and ask for Deborah for more details.
      SmSh Territory n/a

    This hands-on course will teach participants how to make leather goods from scratch. Items include passport protecters, business card holders and iPad cases. Classes include materials and are usually 2-3 hours long. Price varies depending...
    Daily until Oct 30 at SmSh Territory

 
    • A solo exhibition by Indian artist Subodh Gupta grandly opens new gallery Arario this August. Known for his large-scale installations created from everyday tools and utensils, works on display include This is Not a Fountain. Comprising kitchen paraphernalia found in your typical Indian kitchen, it also features 20 open taps pouring water...
      Arario Gallery 1-2, 320 Tianping Lu, near Hengshan Lu

    A solo exhibition by Indian artist Subodh Gupta grandly opens new gallery Arario this August. Known for his large-scale installations created from everyday tools and utensils, works on display include This is Not a Fountain. Comprising...
    Daily until Oct 26 at Arario Gallery

 
    • island6 presents its latest exhibition "Bark! Hop! Swim! Repeat!" It's a meditation on perceptions of time and the animal kingdom. Physics, time dilation, relativity—unlike us, animals don’t waste time defining time. island6 asks which time—human or animal—is actually real and what that even means. Open daily, 11am–7pm.
      Island6 Arts Center 2/F, Bldg 6, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
    island6 presents its latest exhibition "Bark! Hop! Swim! Repeat!" It's a meditation on perceptions of time and the animal kingdom. Physics, time dilation, relativity—unlike us, animals don’t waste time defining time. island6 asks which...
    Daily until Nov 2 at Island6 Arts Center
 
    • New show opening up at the lovely Bank Gallery down by the Bund. XXX focuses on sex in art over the last 30 years, with pieces by photographers like Jean-Christian Bourcart, Anders Petersen, Hong Lei, Ellen Jong, Lin Zhipeng, Daido Moriyama. Opening is September 6 at 4pm then the exhibit runs daily through November 6.
      BANK Gallery 1/f, 59 Xianggang Lu near Sichuan Lu

    New show opening up at the lovely Bank Gallery down by the Bund. XXX focuses on sex in art over the last 30 years, with pieces by photographers like Jean-Christian Bourcart, Anders Petersen, Hong Lei, Ellen Jong, Lin Zhipeng, Daido...
    Daily until Nov 6 at BANK Gallery

 
 
    • Silk to Bitcoin, the latest exhibition from the Liu Dao art collective reflects on both traditional and contemporary forms of China's resources, from silk to personal electronic devices and manufactured goods. Learn more here.
      Island6 Arts Center 2/F, Bldg 6, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
    Silk to Bitcoin, the latest exhibition from the Liu Dao art collective reflects on both traditional and contemporary forms of China's resources, from silk to personal electronic devices and manufactured goods. Learn more here.
    Daily until Sep 27 at Island6 Arts Center
 
    • A China-side first for Turkish artist Mehmet Ali Uysal, solo exhibition The Past takes over Pearl Lam Gallery this fall. There, he presents a new series of sculptures and installations called Suspended and Painting that explore the concept of value in art as a cultural production and commodity. Raising questions surrounding the nature of contemporary art, its institutions and the art market, the show casts a challenging, critical eye on Western models of artistic display, process and, to Uysal's mind, homogenisation.
      Pearl Lam Galleries G/F, 181 Jiangxi Zhong Lu, near Fuzhou Lu

    A China-side first for Turkish artist Mehmet Ali Uysal, solo exhibition The Past takes over Pearl Lam Gallery this fall. There, he presents a new series of sculptures and installations called Suspended and Painting that explore the...
    Daily until Nov 15 at Pearl Lam Galleries

 
    • One of China's best-known contemporary artists Cai-Guo Qiang is the subject of this not-to-be-missed solo show at Shanghai Power Station of Art. The Ninth Wave focuses on current global environmental and ecological crises through traditional Chinese aesthetics and philosophy. Expect Cai's signature 'gunpowder paintings' (as explosive as they sound), a lake of ink created inside the museum, and an installation comprising 99 wolves. More on that here.
      Power Station of Art 200 Huayuangang Lu, near Miaojiang Lu

    One of China's best-known contemporary artists Cai-Guo Qiang is the subject of this not-to-be-missed solo show at Shanghai Power Station of Art. The Ninth Wave focuses on current global environmental and ecological crises through...
    Daily until Oct 26 at Power Station of Art

 
    • Fresh from its stint in Singapore, Cartier's traveling exhibition Time Art lands at Shanghai's Power Station of Art in July. On display will be over 180 timepieces charting the luxe brand's long history in watchmaking. The earliest on show - a stunning chatelaine number - dates from 1874, with other highlights including a series of Art Deco clocks embellished with white jade, onyx, coral and lots and lots of diamonds. The exhibition also features recent icons from the brand, all set alongside stunning photography.
      Power Station of Art 200 Huayuangang Lu, near Miaojiang Lu

    Fresh from its stint in Singapore, Cartier's traveling exhibition Time Art lands at Shanghai's Power Station of Art in July. On display will be over 180 timepieces charting the luxe brand's long history in watchmaking. The earliest on show...
    Daily until Oct 12 at Power Station of Art

 
    • Rockbund presents Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone's first ever China solo, kicking off in September at the museum. Known for his downright unnerving clown sculptures, stone figures, target paintings, masks, and wax light bulbs, Rondinone's oeuvre is nothing if not eclectic. Equally known for his forays into literature and film, this Shanghai retrospective looks not-be-missed.
      Rockbund Art Museum 20 Huqiu Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu

    Rockbund presents Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone's first ever China solo, kicking off in September at the museum. Known for his downright unnerving clown sculptures, stone figures, target paintings, masks, and wax light bulbs, Rondinone's...
    Daily until Jan 4 at Rockbund Art Museum

 
    • If you want to hang with the next potential Hemingway, or if your friends are just sick of you wittering away about your next masterpiece, then head to Feeling Café where all the literary folk get together to discuss their work. Anything from novels to screenplays to song lyrics. Free; 7.30pm.
      SmSh Territory n/a
    If you want to hang with the next potential Hemingway, or if your friends are just sick of you wittering away about your next masterpiece, then head to Feeling Café where all the literary folk get together to discuss their work. Anything...
    Every Mon at SmSh Territory
 
    • The inaugural exhibition of Shanghai's newest arts institution showcases key contemporary pieces sourced from the private collection of the museum's founder, Chinese-Indonesian entrepreneur Budi Tek. On show will be some 100 pieces by 67 international talents, with Adel Abdessemed's massive Telle mère tel fils taking center-stage in the converted airplane hangar. Works on display explore ideas surrounding myths, legends and history, and the show is curated by Wu Hung. SmartShanghai's review right here.
      YUZ Museum 35 Fenggu Lu, near Longteng Avenue
    The inaugural exhibition of Shanghai's newest arts institution showcases key contemporary pieces sourced from the private collection of the museum's founder, Chinese-Indonesian entrepreneur Budi Tek. On show will be some 100 pieces by 67...
    Daily until Nov 18 at YUZ Museum
 
    • Active since the 1960s, Australian-born Shaw works predominantly in tech and virtual forms that focus on the relationship between the artwork and the viewer. To that end, in 2000 he created AVIE (Advanced Visualization and Interaction Environment): billed as the 'world’s first artistically-conceived 360-degree stereoscopic interactive visualization and audification environment', it's essentially a means to show new types of interactive, immersive creative content by not just Shaw, but also a whole host of other artists, with works by Jean Michel Bruyère, Sarah Kenderdine, Ulf Langheinrich and Peter Weibel all making an appearance during the show's 6-month duration. Alongside of all that, expect new works by pioneering Chinese artist, Hu Jieming: Tai Chi (launching 8 August) and Prelude (9 May).
      Chronus Art Center Bldg 18, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Aomen Lu
    Active since the 1960s, Australian-born Shaw works predominantly in tech and virtual forms that focus on the relationship between the artwork and the viewer. To that end, in 2000 he created AVIE (Advanced Visualization and Interaction...
    Daily until Nov 28 at Chronus Art Center



Oct 25-26

Giselle 2014

Some call Giselle "the Hamlet of ballet." It originally premiered in 1841, and now the Dutch National Ballet brings its 21st Century version to Shanghai at the Lyric theatre.

Oct 18-19

JZ Festival

The 10th annual JZ Festival happens at Expo Park this October 18-19, featuring nine stages and areas showcasing jazz and all its manifestations. This year's big names are Bootsy Collins, Sandy Lam, Marcus Miller, and Cui Jian, plus jazz from Shanghai

Sep 21

Shane Filan 2014

Shane Filan, singer in one of the world's most popular boy bands ever – Westlife – comes to The Shanghai Grand Stage. Expect songs from his recent solo album You And Me and perhaps some old classics as well.


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