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Lots of shows during the May holiday. That JZ Spring Festival kicks off next weekend with a bunch of live music in Jing'an Park and Shanghai Centre. Tickets for the Shanghai Centre shows are 80rmb.

For straight French bangerzzzzz on The Bund, Bar Rouge has Brodinski on May 1. This guy helped produce Kanye West's Yeezus, one of the best hip hop albums of the last decade.

FIGHT CLUB is going down at Arkham. Unprecedened show for Shanghai, this one, with a 30+ member cast in the warehouse venue. Shows are May 2–7.

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Best Friends China (BFC) hosts another adoption day on Yongfu Lu this Sunday from 12-4pm. All pets come vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and dewormed. They're healthy and ready for you to show some love, IF you have the time and resources to take care of them.

This event spotlights pets from two all-star rescuers. Meihui has been rescuing dogs for 10 years, and is now single handedly running a rescue shelter. She has saved and found homes for over 200 dogs, but the work continues. Wu Ayi picked up a cat one day for rat control, then turned her house into a rescue operation for more than 2000 cats to date.

Last time BFC did this at The Apartment, they found homes for all of the animals. Read on for pictures of some of the pets waiting to be adopted on Sunday... ... Read on

COMMUNITY / APR 24 / Share


Taco Love, a newish Mexican restaurant on the seventh floor of Nanjing Dong Lu's Mosaic Mall, does tacos al pastor, de lengua and carne asada -- just as you'd have at a real taqueria, they say. No lettuce. No sour cream. None of that Tex-Mex mess.

Well, Taco Love's tacos are what you'd expect nice-looking tacos to look like. Then you put one in your mouth. Suddenly, despair.

Where's the flavor you promised, Taco Love? All these colors, all these layers... A mirage. Now I know what it might be like to eat those plastic food replicas that Japanese restaurants like to display at their entrances.

That all sounds harsh, but here's ... Read on

DINING / APR 24 / Share


This new Spanish restaurant / cocktail house opened on Wulumuqi Lu near Fuxing Lu about twenty days ago. Their event listing promised "the most creative cocktails in Shanghai" so we stopped in to verify this claim. Not sure about the "most creative" part, but the drinks are solid, service is great, and this renovated lanehouse with indoor and outdoor seating would make a perfect spot for a date -- just not a dinner date.

Jardin de Riz looks like it was designed by a Shanghainese art school graduate. It was, and they harmoniously balanced the Shanghai x Euro vibes and the feng shui. ... Read on

NIGHTLIFE / APR 24 / Share


Here's some things you can do to enjoy the air, fight your winter pale, and do something good for your body. Basically, weekend events that don't involve getting crunk.

Sprout Lifestyle's new shop on Shaanxi Nan Lu has this Ayurveda class on Saturday at 3pm. They claim the traditional Hindu medicine promotes mental and physical wellness, which might offset the rest of your weekend plans. Sounds like a healthy way to get in touch with the immortal gods and goddess within.

Just for ladies, boxing gym Golden Gloves has a beginner's class on Saturday for women who want to hit something. It's a non-contact class so you don't have to stress about ruining your beautiful face.
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COMMUNITY / APR 24 / Share


Shanghai, just killing it. Unstoppable. World class. Here are some new party pictures galleries to ease you through Friday afternoon.

Record Store Day and Basement6's re-opening both happened on Xingfu Lu so we combined those galleries into one. Really nice shot of our man Sacco sweeping the streets in there.

And apparently there's some country music fans in Shanghai. They done had themselves a bit of a hootenanny at The Pearl.

Keeping those nails manicured at Bar Rouge's weekly Thursday ladies night...

And EDM all up in your grill at Fusion.

EVERYONE WINS. ... Read on

NIGHTLIFE / APR 24 / Share


Sun is shining. No rain until at least next Saturday, so says Weather Underground. Here's what's good.

Thursday night, the IAPM rooftop could be a good look at The Cut with Super Attractive Ghetto Blaster. Over in Jing'an, La Stazion has a new ladies night with Smokey on guitar. Later in the evening, Shelter has a round-up of some of the beat beatmakers in south China with this Lost Cargo x Groove Bunny Records showcase. This one features Damacha, who just dropped a perfume-themed EP, Endy Chen playing a vinyl set, and PETECHEN performing live, plus Pantoo and Aivilox. Well worth the 20rmb cover. New play Five Women Wearing The Same Dress also premieres tonight.

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  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

    You've probably seen the film -- here comes the underground theater adaptation by Urban Aphrodite in warehouse club Arkham. Expect an intense performance unlike anything you've seen in Shanghai, with lots of audience participation.
  • Joyce DiDonato Recital

    Grammy Award-winning Mezzo-soprano vocalist Joyce DiDonato performs an evening of royal arias from the 17th and 18th centuries from composers like Scarlatti, Monteverdi, Giacomelli, Vivaldi, and more at the Shanghai Grand Theatre.
  • Gorillaz Sound System DJ+VJ set

    The virtual, animated band Gorillaz comes to Shanghai for the first time. This one is DJ set and autovisual show, with music spun by "Russel Hobbs", one of the virtual Gorillaz characters.
  • Beyond Time

    U-Theatre presents a new performance show that Times called "A synthesis of theatre, percussion, martial arts, and meditation". Expect lots of dancers and drummers.
  • Basix 2015

    Danish vocal pop / a cappella group Basix returns to Shanghai for a night at the QSW. They've been together since 1999, winning five CARA awards -- including "Best European Album" -- touring the world, and releasing five albums of pop, jazz, r&b, so
  • Brodinski

    Big house / techno / hip hop booking at Bar Rouge. They've got the French DJ / Producer Brodinski, who co-produced tracks on Kanye's Yeezus album with Daft Punk.
  • Papirus

    This family-friendly play from Spain teaches kids about communication, dreams, and how we interact with others. No words in this one – just gestures, shapes, painting, and a magical piece of paper.
  • The Ugly Duckling

    A warm, neon adaptation of two of the world's most classic fairy tales: The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare. Expect electroluminescent ducks and glowing animals in this show that's suitable for ages five and up.
  • DJ Dannic

    Top 100 DJ Daan Romers, better known as Dannic, sails in from the Netherlands for one Friday night. Best known for his collabs with Hardwell, Dyro, Sick Individuals, he’s hosted his own show “Front of House” since 2013 and publishes through Revealed
  • Shanghai Comic Convention

    The first ever Shanghai Comic Con arrives this May, organized by the same people who made the New York Comic Con, Bookcon, and the Star Wars Celebration Fan Festival. Expect comic book artists, actors, and a lot of cos-players.
  • Longines Global Champions Tour

    Shanghai is hosting the 4th leg of this Tour of the world’s most popular equestrian event, featuring the Top 30 internationally ranked show jumpers. Olympic, World, and Continental Champions will battle for the overall season Champion of Champions 20
  • JZ Spring Festival 2015

    JZ's annual spring festival in Jing'an returns, with music in the park, out in the streets, and in Shanghai Centre for a few of the biggest shows, featuring guitarist Lawrence Ku, jazz vocalist Tina May, and The Asian Jazz All-Stars Power Octet.
  • Ghost The Musical

    The award-winning theatre adaptation of the hit 1990 film Ghost comes to Shanghai for the first time. The play tells the story of two young lovers in NYC. When one is murdered, he gets stuck between the real world and the after-life...
  • 2015 KIA World Extreme Games

    Shanghai's biggest annual extreme sports event, The 2015 KIA World Extreme Games, returns for their 9th round. This is the most prestigious multi-event, action sports competition in Asia, featuring nearly 200 of the best action athletes from almost 3
  • Elvis Tribute

    Elvis Presley. The King Of Rock And Roll. In Chinese, "The Cat King." Elvis tribute artist David King comes to Shanghai for a night based on the Elvis '68 comeback special and the '72 Vegas show. Expect forty of The King's greatest hits and big fun f
  • Squarepusher

    S.T.D. host the frantic UK breakbeat / acid pioneer. Fans of Aphex Twin will find much to like here. For this show, Squarepusher is playing a full live set with instruments and visuals.
  • Black Is The Color Of My Voice

    For four nights only, Apphia Campbell brings back her self-written one-woman play Black Is The Color Of My Voice, the hit musical inspired by Nina Simone. This is Apphia's farewell performance for Shanghai before she relocates to the UK.
  • Brawl On The Bund

    IT workers and PR staff punching each other in the head for charity again at Shanghai's ritziest boxing event, the Brawl on The Bund - White Collar Boxing. Black tie dress code strictly enforced here.
  • The Classic Buskers

    Classical music performed with humor and a big collection of woodwind instruments. For two days only, The UK's Classic Buskers' will showcase a wide variety of music that ranges from Mozart all the way to South American folk music.
  • Monte Carlo Philharmonic

    Monaco's premier orchestra comes to Shanghai for a night of Rossini, Ravel, Rossini, and Beethoven, at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center. They are led by Italian conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti, one of the modern era's most prestigious conductors.
  • I Musici Workshop

    The Roman chamber orchestra I Musici, founded in 1951, arrive in Shanghai for a one-day children's workshop. Kids can learn about their world famous instruments and experience the wonder of these masters' performances.
  • Paul van Dyk 2015

    One of the world's most famous DJs, and a perennial Shanghai favorite, Paul Van Dyk returns to MYST. Van Dyk has been ranked in the Top 10 of DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs since 1998, and was ranked at Number 1 in 2005 and 2006.
  • 4.48 Psychosis

    British playwright Sarah Kane's ultimate work, 4.48 PSYCHOSIS is the depiction of a mind in crisis. The one-act piece follows clinical depression and the contemplation of suicide.
  • Final Stair

    Alt-rockers Final Stair from Germany play their first show in China. Dressed in stage costumes resembling traditional uniforms, they play forceful alternative rock fresh from the streets of Berlin.
  • Killswitch Engage

    Huge show for metal fans, as Grammy-nominated metalcore pioneers Killswitch Engage finally make their China debut, with support from Swiss melodic death metal band Dreamshade.
  • Backstreet Boys

    Backstreet's back [in Shanghai]. The multi-platinum boy band is coming to the Shanghai Grand Stage for their In A World Like This Tour, with the full original lineup.
  • Refracted Shadow

    FUN Theatre presents Refracted Shadow, a Dark Theatre dance play absent of stage lighting. Handheld lights, bulbs, and tubes create a montage of light and shadow.
  • Magma

    Shanghai debut for French cosmic progressive rock giants Magma, who have been together since 1969 in Paris, singing in their own made-up extraterrestrial language, and playing their own music genre, "Zeuhl".

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