Tue
23

    • The Shanghai Ballet does their annual performance of Hoffmann's The Nutcracker for two nights only. This version at the Shanghai Grand Theatre adds some Chinese elements and magical stage sets to turn this classic story into a dreamscape. Show starts at 7.15pm. Tickets start at 180rmb on SmartTicket.
      Shanghai Grand Theatre 300 Renmin Da Dao, near Huangpi Bei Lu

    The Shanghai Ballet does their annual performance of Hoffmann's The Nutcracker for two nights only. This version at the Shanghai Grand Theatre adds some Chinese elements and magical stage sets to turn this classic story into a dreamscape....
    Shanghai Grand Theatre


Wed
31

    • Pelham’s fine dining restaurant Waldorf celebrates New Year’s Eve with a special six course dinner for 1888rmb+15% per person. Includes a glass of Champagne on arrival. 7–11pm.
      Pelham's Waldorf Astoria, Heritage Building, Lobby Level 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
    Pelham’s fine dining restaurant Waldorf celebrates New Year’s Eve with a special six course dinner for 1888rmb+15% per person. Includes a glass of Champagne on arrival. 7–11pm.
    Pelham's

Jan
17

    • The American Medical center is giving an introductory class on CPR, first aid, and handling medical emergencies in Shanghai. The three hour class covers CPR, identifying emergencies, how and when to call a doctor or ambulance, and first aid for common injuries. For more info contact info@amc-shanghai.com. The course is 650rmb including a certificate of completion and a first aid kid. Couples can attend together for 950rmb total. Class goes from 1–4pm. More info on their website.
      American Medical Center (AMC) Caohejing Technology Park, Bldg 1 East, 888 Tianlin Lu, near Lianhua Lu

    The American Medical center is giving an introductory class on CPR, first aid, and handling medical emergencies in Shanghai. The three hour class covers CPR, identifying emergencies, how and when to call a doctor or ambulance, and first...
    American Medical Center (AMC)


On
going

    • Artists and vendors will be offering an array of toys, jewelry, and decorations at this years' Christmas celebration. Located at Xuhui Greenspace, this German Christmas Market will include a 16m high Christmas tree, 50 festive huts and tents, live performances by choirs, pop singers, and DJs, and much more. There will also be special area for children with a bouncy castles, a merry-go-round and fun children activities such as cookie decorating or face painting.
      Xuhui Binjiang Green Space Longteng Dadao, near Dong'An Lu

    Artists and vendors will be offering an array of toys, jewelry, and decorations at this years' Christmas celebration. Located at Xuhui Greenspace, this German Christmas Market will include a 16m high Christmas tree, 50 festive huts and...
    Daily until Dec 24 at Xuhui Binjiang Green Space

 
    • Kerry Parkside presents SantaVille, a festive Christmas market featuring vendors hawking gifts and Christmas eats and drinks. In addition there will be live performances and carolers as well as a merry-go-round and other fun stuff. Admission is free. Open Mon-Thu 11am–10pm, Fri-Sun 10am–10pm, Christmas Eve & Day 10am-10pm.
      Kerry Parkside 1378 Huamu Lu, near Fangdian Lu
    Kerry Parkside presents SantaVille, a festive Christmas market featuring vendors hawking gifts and Christmas eats and drinks. In addition there will be live performances and carolers as well as a merry-go-round and other fun stuff....
    Daily until Dec 25 at Kerry Parkside
 
    • Eastern European artist Jakub Jochym, inspired by Slovakian rapper Rytmus' descriptor of himself as “a primitive intellectual’’, created a series of artwork that takes cues from graffiti and street culture to "show what happens when the low meets the high and the primitive clashes with the sophisticated". Free; opening party on Friday, from 6pm-11pm. Runs Tue–Sun, 11am-9pm after that.
      Slurp! 1000 Changping Lu, near Yanping Lu

    Eastern European artist Jakub Jochym, inspired by Slovakian rapper Rytmus' descriptor of himself as “a primitive intellectual’’, created a series of artwork that takes cues from graffiti and street culture to "show what happens when...
    Daily until Jan 15 at Slurp!

 
    • The Kerry Center Christmas market, Christmas Wonderland, begins early December and is open every week until the beginning of January. The market will include activities for children such as a Merry Go Round, snow slides, and Santa's house. Food and drinks are available such as Gluhwein, hot chocolate, and more. On December 9th a Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place in the Piazza. Open Monday-Thursday 11:00-22:00, Friday-Sunday 10:00-22:00. Price: Free entrance.
      Jing'an Kerry Center 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Tongren Lu
    The Kerry Center Christmas market, Christmas Wonderland, begins early December and is open every week until the beginning of January. The market will include activities for children such as a Merry Go Round, snow slides, and Santa's house....
    Daily until Jan 4 at Jing'an Kerry Center
 
    • Story Time is a drop in program where a half-hour session consists of a different story each week followed by songs and activities associated with the story. English and Chinese stories will be read so that children can begin to pick up both languages. This class is open to everyone from newborn babies to grandparents and guests are welcome to stay in the classroom after the session for free play with other attending kids. 30rmb per class; 10am-10.30am.
      The Summit Lane 99, Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
    Story Time is a drop in program where a half-hour session consists of a different story each week followed by songs and activities associated with the story. English and Chinese stories will be read so that children can begin to pick up...
    Daily until Dec 30 at The Summit
 
    • 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...
    Daily until Dec 31 at The Summit

 
    • Andaz Xintiandi hosts local merchants and artisans for an open-air market of hand-crafted food, fashion and jewelry by over 20 rotating vendors. If you are interested in selling your products contact sarah@ameliasmarketplace.com.
      Andaz Shanghai 88 Songshan Lu, near Taicang Lu

    Andaz Xintiandi hosts local merchants and artisans for an open-air market of hand-crafted food, fashion and jewelry by over 20 rotating vendors. If you are interested in selling your products contact sarah@ameliasmarketplace.com.
    Every Sat at Andaz Shanghai

 
 
    • Free open gym all day every Friday at this Crossfit gym in Jing'an. From 6pm on they have competitions in crossfit, power lifting, mixed martial arts sparring, ninja warrior, and parkour. Free for all from open to close.
      Iron Dragon Crossfit No 3, 325 Changhua Lu, near changping Lu
    Free open gym all day every Friday at this Crossfit gym in Jing'an. From 6pm on they have competitions in crossfit, power lifting, mixed martial arts sparring, ninja warrior, and parkour. Free for all from open to close.
    Every Fri at Iron Dragon Crossfit
 
    • Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel presents 90 minutes of Rueda dance lessons. Junior, intermediate and advanced classes are provided so anyone can join. Price: 100rmb per person, includes one standard drink. Free entry after 10pm.
      Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel 159 Henan Nan Lu, near Fuyou Lu

    Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel presents 90 minutes of Rueda dance lessons. Junior, intermediate and advanced classes are provided so anyone can join. Price: 100rmb per person, includes one standard drink. Free entry after 10pm.
    Every Fri at Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel

 
    • Women's-only running social every Monday at 8pm. Ladies are invited to meet at Sprout Cafe in Eco Village for a run along the river, after which they return to the cafe to relax and socialize. Free to attend. For more info, go to puxirun.wix.com/index or call Chiara at 139 1820 9613.
      Eco Village 485 Fenglin Lu, near Zhong Shan Nan Er Lu

    Women's-only running social every Monday at 8pm. Ladies are invited to meet at Sprout Cafe in Eco Village for a run along the river, after which they return to the cafe to relax and socialize. Free to attend. For more info, go to...
    Every Mon at Eco Village

 
    • Nine Dragons Hill Polo Club invites to you play polo at its resort over the weekend. This club is located an hour away from the city and also includes a yacht club, golf club and water park. For one day packages, 730rmb will get you a polo riding class with lunch or dinner and 410rmb will get you a 15min trial ride with lunch or dinner. Two day packages include one double/twin room with breakfast at San Marco.
      Nine Dragons Hill Polo Club Jiaxing, Pinghu Town, Nine Dragons Hill National Resort and Tourism Park

    Nine Dragons Hill Polo Club invites to you play polo at its resort over the weekend. This club is located an hour away from the city and also includes a yacht club, golf club and water park. For one day packages, 730rmb will get you a polo...
    Every Sat & Sun at Nine Dragons Hill Polo Club

 
    • Looking to improve your language skills this summer? Moving Mandarin is a professional educational company looking to provide quality one on one tutoring in Mandarin for busy working professionals in Shanghai and Beijing. Intensive classes start at 83rmb. Visit www.movingmandarin.com for more information.
      SmSh Territory n/a
    Looking to improve your language skills this summer? Moving Mandarin is a professional educational company looking to provide quality one on one tutoring in Mandarin for busy working professionals in Shanghai and Beijing. Intensive classes...
    Daily at SmSh Territory
 
    • Every Wednesday, the Camel Sports Bar hosts their in-house pool competition. Players get happy hour drink prices (30rmb) and the winner receives a 300rmb bar tab. Register at 7.30, the pool competition kicks off at 8pm. See Manager Alan for more details on the night. Free entry.
      The Camel 1 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu

    Every Wednesday, the Camel Sports Bar hosts their in-house pool competition. Players get happy hour drink prices (30rmb) and the winner receives a 300rmb bar tab. Register at 7.30, the pool competition kicks off at 8pm. See Manager Alan...
    Every Wed until Jul 30 at The Camel

 
    • The first and third Saturday of the month, there's a little farmers' market type of deal at Jiashan Market run by Amelia Heaton-Renshaw, of Amelia's jams and snacks. She and around 30 other crafty fellows set up shop and ship home-made goods, sausages, jams, cakes, brownies and produce from Chinese farmers. It costs 150rmb to rent a stall for a day, but free to turn up and shop. 11am-4pm.
      Jiashan Market No. 37, Lane 550 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Shaoxing Lu

    The first and third Saturday of the month, there's a little farmers' market type of deal at Jiashan Market run by Amelia Heaton-Renshaw, of Amelia's jams and snacks. She and around 30 other crafty fellows set up shop and ship home-made...
    Every Sat at Jiashan Market

 
    • The Camel presents their "2 up" specials: bacon and chicken fettuccini or spaghetti and meatballs, 2 for 100rmb. Or their steak and guinness stew, get 2 for 100rmb. Or their chicken parma, 2 for 100rmb. If you stay for their quiz night, you get vodka mixers and Carlsberg pints for 25rmb from 8pm till midnight.
      The Camel 1 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu

    The Camel presents their "2 up" specials: bacon and chicken fettuccini or spaghetti and meatballs, 2 for 100rmb. Or their steak and guinness stew, get 2 for 100rmb. Or their chicken parma, 2 for 100rmb. If you stay for their quiz night,...
    Every Tue at The Camel




Jan 17

Violin Recital Hilary Hahn

World-renowned violinist and two-time Grammy winner Hilary Hahn from Virginia arrives in Shanghai for a night of 27 pieces, including selections by Schumann, Debussy, and Bach.

Jan 13-14

Ballet Swan Lake

One of the world's most loved ballets returns with one of the most distinguished ballet troupes on earth. Tchaikovsky's classic story of good against evil arrives in Shanghai via The Russian National Ballet, under artistic director Evgeny Amosov.

Nov 29-Dec 24

German Christmas Market

Artists and vendors offering an array of toys, jewelry, and decorations at this years' Christmas celebration in Xuhui Greenspace.


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