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Where to go out, dance, and revel. Hand-picked events in Shanghai, curated by a team with combined decades in town.
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Dec
11
  • Dragon Liver Phoenix Brain: Eight Emerging Artists

    A group show of works by eight young artists opens at OCAT Shanghai this winter. The exhibition is curated by Colin Chinnery and spans photography, film, sculpture and even written word courtesy of rising star Lu Pingyuan. Promising a...
    Arts | OCAT | daily until Feb 12 2017
  • Musical: 'Dani Girl'

    East West Theater presents an adaptation of Christopher Diamond’s musical following a precocious nine-year old’s battle with leukemia. Equally hilarious and heartbreaking, Dani Girl mixes magical escapades between Dani and her...
    Arts | Studio White | daily until Dec 11 2016
Dec
13
  • Yang Fudong: Moving Mountains

    Part of a big old art project courtesy of Rolls-Royce, ScOP presets a brand new video work by Chinese contemporary artist extraordinaire, Yang Fudong. The film draws on classical tale The Foolish Old Man Removes the Mountains , which...
    Arts | SCôP: Shanghai Center of Photography | from Dec 13 until Jan 5, 2017
  • Mozart! The Musical

    Mozart! The Musical , by the team of Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay, throws light on the world’s most famous composer both as a historical human being and as a legendary figure of classical music. A youth-oriented, contemporary take...
    Arts | Shanghai Culture Square | from Dec 13 until Jan 15, 2017
Dec
14
  • Stand-Up Comedy (In French): Mike Ward

    This show has been postponed to December 14. For inquiries regarding the date change or possible refunds (if needed), please get in touch via the contact details on the flyer. Shanghai Comedy Club and The Pearl host Canadian comedian...
    Arts, Nightlife | The Pearl | on Wed Dec 14, 2016
Dec
15
  • Concert: 'Shakespeare In Love'

    Purcell and Handel shared the Restoration theatre’s fascination with classical history and Elizabethan poets. Such a fascination endures to the present day, and to finish the year-long Shakespeare 400 celebrations, Shanghai Grand Theatre...
    Arts | Grand Theatre | on Thu Dec 15, 2016
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Dec
17
  • CURRENT: Contemporary Art From Scotland

    This looks good: Minsheng Art Museum presents a second group show of Scotland-based contemporary artists in partnership with University of Dundee Museum's Cooper Gallery. The exhibition focuses on moving image, with a 'Fast-Forward'...
    Arts | Minsheng Art Museum | from Dec 17 until Jan 15, 2017
Dec
20
  • Vivienne Westwood's 'Get a Life'

    K11 invites British fashion designer brand Vivienne Westwood to host a cross-over exhibition between Chinese contemporary art and eco-friendly fashion. The exhibition, "Get a Life" is a topic inspired by Vivienne Westwood's strong...
    Arts | chi K11 Art Space | from Dec 20 until Feb 28, 2017
Dec
22
  • Felix Gonzalez-Torres

    Rockbund Art Museum hosts the first ever China-side exhibition of late, great American artist, Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996). Renowned for his unconventional methodology and poignancy, the retrospective includes over 40 pieces made...
    Arts | Rockbund Art Museum | daily until Dec 25 2016
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Dec
31
  • A2 Live pres. 'Now or Never Tour': David Gueta

    One of the biggest names in dance music David Guetta returns to Shanghai for a blowout New Year’s Eve party. David Guetta lands in this city on the big night, as part of his three-date Now or Never China tour. Multiple Grammy awards,...
    Arts, Nightlife | Expo Park | on Sat Dec 31, 2016
  • 2017 Shanghai Grand Theatre New Year’s Concert

    Daniel Oren is an internationally acclaimed Israeli conductor. His international career began in 1975 after winning the first prize in first Herbert von Karajan Conducting Competition. Oren has conducted opera productions in the USA and...
    Arts | Grand Theatre | on Dec 30 and Dec 31, 2016
  • Hungarian National Symphony Orchestra

    The Hungarian National Symphony Orchestra historical roots go back to the eighteenth century, its first opera performance being in 1790 in Szeged. The orchestra has been led by a number of devoted principal conductors like the young...
    Arts | Daning Theatre | on Sat Dec 31, 2016
Jan
5
  • OVERPOP

    YUZ Museum presents a group show of international artists currently defining new contemporary aesthetics. Their work embodies an intensification of the pop tradition, oftentimes responding to the impact of the Internet on the visual...
    Arts | YUZ Museum | daily until Jan 15 2017
Jan
18
  • Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

    The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is one of the very best orchestras in the world. Time and time again, critics have lauded its unique sound, which clearly stands out among thousands of others. The RCO’s string section has been called...
    Arts | Oriental Art Center | on Jan 18 and Jan 19, 2017
Jan
30
  • Stage: 'Ghost The Musical'

    "Believe in Love. Believe in Each Other. Believe in Forever.” Yes, it’s a musical adaptation of that Ghost, with Patrick Swayze. Funny, touching, brilliant. Adapted for the stage by Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost is directed by Matthew Warchus....
    Arts | Shanghai Culture Square | from Jan 30 until Feb 3, 2017
Jan
31
  • Stage: 'Ghost The Musical'

    "Believe in Love. Believe in Each Other. Believe in Forever.” Yes, it’s a musical adaptation of that Ghost, with Patrick Swayze. Funny, touching, brilliant. Adapted for the stage by Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost is directed by Matthew Warchus....
    Arts | Shanghai Culture Square | from Jan 30 until Feb 3, 2017
Feb
1
  • Stage: 'Ghost The Musical'

    "Believe in Love. Believe in Each Other. Believe in Forever.” Yes, it’s a musical adaptation of that Ghost, with Patrick Swayze. Funny, touching, brilliant. Adapted for the stage by Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost is directed by Matthew Warchus....
    Arts | Shanghai Culture Square | from Jan 30 until Feb 3, 2017