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    • Power Station of Art

      • Arts
      • Old Town (Yu Garden)
      • Art Museums
      • Address
        200 Huayuangang Lu, near Miaojiang Lu
        花园港路200号, 近苗江路
      • Phone
        3110 8550

      The PSA is an impressive but cumbersome space, a huge building likened by curator Qui Zhijie to London’s Tate Modern. The PSA may have similar hardware to that legendary institution but it doesn’t have the software — the staffing, budgets, etc — to match.... Read more

    • Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai

      • Arts
      • Travel
      • MOCA Shanghai
      • Address
        People's Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Bei Lu
        人民公园, 南京西路231号, 近黄陂北路
      • Phone
        6327 1282

      The best part of the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (MOCA) is the prime location smack dab in a lovely green portion of People's Square. Sunlight and panoramic views pour in through the museum's floor to ceiling glass walls. International exhibitions are the... Read more

    • China Art Museum

      • Arts
      • Travel
      • Tourist Attractions & Sightseeing
      • Address
        161 Shangnan Lu, near Guozhan Lu
        上南路205号, 近国展路
      • Phone
        400 921 9021

      A vast art museum, housed in the former Chinese Expo pavilion over in Pudong. Works on display span modern and contemporary periods, and there's also a steady rotation of temporary exhibitions, including lots from abroad. Good to know: it's free to get in, but you... Read more

    • 1933

      • Arts
      • Design Standout
      • 1933
      • Address
        3F, 611 Liyang Lu, near Haining Lu (Adjacent to the Kowloon Hotel -- taxis know it as jiulong binguan)
        溧阳路611号, 近海宁路
      • Phone
        6501 1933

      1933 transforms an old art deco abattoir into a creative hub hosting restaurants, creative retail, design companies, artists, galleries and design and exhibition spaces across four heritage-listed building. Read more

    • Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

      • Arts
      • Travel
      • Museums
      • Address
        100 Renmin Da Dao, near Xizang Lu
        上海城市规划展示馆, 人民大道100号, 近西藏路
      • Phone
        6318 4477

      One of Shanghai's best and most visited museums, the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall at People's Square documents the changing face of Shanghai and is an essential vising point for those interested in the evolution of the city. A perfect scale model of the entire city... Read more

    • Shanghai Stellar Cinema City

      • Arts
      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        Super Brand Mall, 8/F, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
        陆家嘴西路168号8楼, 近陆家嘴环路
      • Phone
        5047 8026

      Huge, 2000-capacity mildly Egyptian-themed cinema in Super Brand Mall. They've got IMAX and VIP. Tickets are like 90-160rmb without an app and 30-50% less with, depending on the film. It's just ok. Nothing special. There is an ice cream shop right by the traditional... Read more

    • Shanghai Gallery of Art

      • Arts
      • Three on the Bund
      • Bund Area
      • Address
        3/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
        中山东一路3号3楼, 近广东路
      • Phone
        6321 5757

      SGA hosts well-known artists such as Gu Dexin in its vaulted, 1,000 sqm of exhibition space with views of the river. Read more

    • Propaganda Poster Art Centre

      • Arts
      • Travel
      • Museums
      • Address
        B/F, Bldg B, 868 Huashan Lu, near Fuxing Lu
        华山路868号B号楼, 近复兴西路
      • Phone
        6211 1845

      Located in the basement of a cluster of highrises on Huashan Lu, Propaganda Poster Art Center has a collection of hundreds of original posters from the Mao years as well as a gift shop selling Mao-era paraphernalia, original and copied propaganda posters, and various... Read more

    • Duolun Museum of Modern Art

      • Arts
      • Travel
      • Zhabei
      • Address
        27 Duolun Lu, near Sichuan Bei Lu
        多伦路27号, 近四川北路
      • Phone
        6587 2530

      Located in the tough-to-get-to Hongkou district, the Duolun museum is the first state-owned hub dedicated solely to modern art. Spiral staircases wind through the seven-story Bauhaus structure that collaborates with Asian museums to bring in the occasional big name.... Read more

    • Rockbund Art Museum

      • Arts
      • Travel
      • Bund Area
      • Address
        20 Huqiu Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
        虎丘路20号, 近北京东路
      • Phone
        3310 9985-1101

      Since its inaugural exhibition, “Peasant Da Vincis”, in 2010, RAM has been on some next-level shit. Nowhere else in the city has such a strong events program or such consistent, well produced shows. RAM has held major solos for some of China’s most celebrated... Read more

    • SFC Yonghua Cinema City

      • Arts
      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        Grand Gateway, 6/F, 1 Hongqiao Lu, near Huashan Lu
        虹桥路1号6楼, 近华山路
      • Phone
        6407 6622

      This SFC cinema in the Grand Gateway mall offers a mixed experience. On the one hand, they're the only cinema in Shanghai with IMAX 3D, 4K and 4D. Seating is stadium style and the sound is good. Then there is a VIP theater with only 32 reclining leather seats.... Read more

    • Madame Tussaud's

      • Arts
      • Travel
      • Museums
      • Address
        10/F, New World Department Store, People's Square 68 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xizang Lu
        南京西路2-68号, 新世界商厦10楼, 近西藏路
      • Phone
        6358 7878

      Located on the tenth floor of the New World Building, Madame Tussauds allows visitors to mingle with the rich, famous and (sometimes) deceased. Aside from taking your picture onstage with Michael Jackson you can also walk through Madame's maze of horror. This... Read more

    • SOSIN Contemporary

      • Arts
      • Moganshan Lu
      • Moganshan Lu
      • Address
        M50, Bldg 14, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Jiangning Lu
        M50, 莫干山路50号14号楼, 近江宁路
      • Phone
        5212 7571

      With headquarters in Tokyo, SOSIN Contemporary is an art gallery based in Shanghai's M50 art district and dedicated to showcasing new works by Chinese and Japanese artists. Read more

    • Shanghai Exhibition Centre

      • Arts
      • Business
      • Exhibitions Centers
      • Address
        1000 Yan'an Lu, near Tongren Lu
        延安中路1000号, 近铜仁路
      • Phone
        2216 2216

      This gauche, sprawling palace on Nanjing Lu gifted by the Soviets to China in 1954 is tough to miss. Throughout the year it is the home to more than a dozen international exhibitions ranging from ShContemporary art show to the so-called "Millionaire's Fair." Read more

    • ShanghART M50

      • Arts
      • Moganshan Lu
      • ShanghART
      • Address
        50 Moganshan Lu, near Suzhou Xi Lu
        莫干山路50号, 近苏州河
      • Phone
        6359 3923, 5382 0418

      This large Swiss-owned gallery opened its doors on Moganshan Lu in 1996. ShanghART was the first gallery in China to participate in major international art fairs, such as Art Basel. The works may not always be thrilling, but the artists exhibited are always well-known. Read more

    • River South Art Centre

      • Arts
      • Suzhou Creek
      • Galleries
      • Address
        1247 Nan Suzhou Lu, near Xinchang Lu
        南苏州路1247号, 近新昌路
      • Phone
        6359 8989

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    • DDM Warehouse

      • Arts
      • Red Town
      • Xuhui
      • Address
        750 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu
        淮海西路750号, 近红桥路
      • Phone
        3501 3212

      This grungy warehouse, located north and east of just about everything in Shanghai, is a vast, endearingly scruffy SoHo-esque loft. DDM offers hit or miss exhibitions that run the gamut of contemporary media. Electronica, indoor smoking and poetry readings complete... Read more

    • Two Cities Gallery

      • Arts
      • Xuhui
      • Shaoxing Lu
      • Address
        20 Shaoxing Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu
        绍兴路20号, 近瑞金二路
      • Phone
        5252 1518

      The name of this gallery is based on the Dickensian notion that contained within every city is a beautiful side and a dark side. Two Cities is one of the few galleries in Shanghai (and in China) promoting modern 3-dimensional contemporary art such as wood & lacquer,... Read more

    • Creek Art

      • Arts
      • Suzhou Creek
      • Address
        Behind 423 Guangfu Lu, near Wuzhen Lu
        苏河艺术中心, 光复路423号后面, 近乌镇路
      • Phone

      Perched in one of Shanghai's slummier areas is the six-floor brick structure of gallery spaces, cafes and restaurant that is Creek Art. With a new space dedicated solely to prints and their weekly Sunday brunch Creek Art has a brighter future than its longtang... Read more

    • Ke Center

      • Stage
      • Arts
      • Theatres
      • Address
        613-B Kaixuan Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu
        凯旋路613号, 近延安西路
      • Phone
        6131 3080

      The Ke Center serves as the official venue for local theater group Shanghai Repertory Theater (SRT). Several times a year, SRT stage various English-language productions, from Shakespearean classics, to modernist comedies of manners, to absurdist provocation. Click... Read more

    • Eastlink Gallery

      • Arts
      • Moganshan Lu
      • Moganshan Lu
      • Address
        5/F, Bldg 6, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
        莫干山路50号6号楼5楼, 近昌化路
      • Phone
        6276 9932

      Founded in 1999, Chinese-owned Eastlink was one of the first galleries in Shanghai and pioneer gallery at Moganshan Lu where it quickly established a critically acclaimed reputation. The gallery's program of exhibitions reflects its commitment to supporting both... Read more

    • Pearl Lam Fine Art

      • Arts
      • Bund Area
      • Address
        G/F, 181 Middle Jiangxi Lu, near Fuzhou Lu
        江西中路181号1楼 近福州路
      • Phone
        6323 1989

      Contrasts is the brainchild of Pearl Lam, the socialite dubbed "Chinese Auntie Mame" by the New York Times, whose personal taste could be called bizarre, although the gallery has consistent quality exhibitions. Lam's gallery is a luxurious space in and early 20th... Read more

    • M50 Art District

      • Arts
      • Compounds
      • Travel
      • Address
        50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
        莫干山路50号, 近昌化路
      • Phone
        n/a

      50 Moganshan Lu, better known as M50, is Shanghai's most famous "gallery district," home to over 50 gallery spaces in Shanghai, and offers a cross-section of emerging Shanghainese and Chinese artists, working in a wide range of styles and mediums. Great for a day's... Read more

    • Q.S.W. Culture Center

      • Nightlife
      • Stage
      • Arts
      • Address
        179 Yichang Lu, near Jiangning Lu
        宜昌路179号, 近江宁路
      • Phone
        6266 3191

      This is a huge government-backed music and arts center. It hosts musical and stage performances from classical to rock, plus has dance studios and areas for kids to learn about music. There are also a number of recording studios on site, with the whole package aimed... Read more

    • Magda Danysz Gallery

      • Arts
      • Huangpu
      • Galleries
      • Address
        256 Beijing Dong Lu, near Jiangxi Zhong Lu
        北京东路256号, 近江西中路
      • Phone

      Magda Danysz has had several large solo shows for established Chinese artists including Photoshop shanshui technician Yang Yongliang, urban camouflage operative Liu Bolin, and photographer slash wardrobe designer Maleonn. Her greatest contribution here, however, has... Read more

    • Long Museum (West Bund)

      • Arts
      • Xuhui
      • Art Museums
      • Address
        3398 Longteng Avenue, near Fenglin Lu
        龙腾大道3398号, 近枫林路
      • Phone
        6422 7636

      Opened in 2014, the Long Museum West Bund is the second of Chinese billionaire collectors Liu Yiqian and Wang Wei's expanding empire. The architecture is stunning - right on the waterfront, it was designed by Liu Yichun of Atelier Deshaus. Inside is a veritable who's... Read more

    • Pearl Lam Galleries

      • Arts
      • Bund Area
      • Address
        G/F, 181 Jiangxi Zhong Lu, near Fuzhou Lu
        江西中路181号1楼, 近福州路
      • Phone
        6323 1989

      Contrasts is the brainchild of Pearl Lam, the socialite dubbed "Chinese Auntie Mame" by the New York Times, whose personal taste could be called bizarre, although the gallery has consistent quality exhibitions. Lam's gallery is a luxurious space in and early 20th... Read more

    • 800 show

      • Arts
      • 800 Wujiaochang
      • Jing'an
      • Address
        800 Changde Lu, near Changping Lu
        常德路800号, 近昌平路
      • Phone
        6255 7800

      Located in central Jing'an, 800Show is designed to be a 24-hour hub for work and play. Old villas and 8-storey factory buildings on site are now planned to hold 10 to 15 restaurants and bars with rooftop terraces. In the middle of it all, facing the street, is a... Read more

    • Creative Shanghai

      • Arts
      • Address
        2218 Yangshupu Lu, past the Yangpu Bridge
        杨树浦路2218号
      • Phone
        6327 4378

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    • Himalayas Center

      • Stage
      • Arts
      • Shopping
      • Address
        1108 Meihua Lu, near Fangdian Lu
        梅花路1108号, 近芳甸路
      • Phone
        5033 9801

      Developed by Zendai Group and designed by renowned architect Arata Isozaki, the Himalayas Center houses the Zendai Musuem and art space as well as the Jumeriah Hotel. Read more

    • Yayoi Kusama: All About Love Speaks Forever

      This solo exhibition of Yayoi Kusama is "tailor-made" for Shanghai Fosun Foundation. More than 40 works are featured at the event, including her signature pumpkins, polka dots, infinite mirror houses and the latest painting series "My...
    • Who Needs Men Anyway?

      island6’s spring exhibition “Who Needs Men Anyway?” asks us hard, throbbing questions through art. The version of Shanghai depicted in this show is dominated by female characters that are capable of anything... With 95% of Chinese...
    • Remapping Reality

      “Remapping Reality” marks the first comprehensive presentation of Wang Bing’s collection of Chinese video art from the post-Olympic era. The exhibition attempts to take the collection as a point of departure to develop a new narrative...
      • Arts | OCAT | Daily except Mon until Jun 16 2019
    • Maywa Denki's Nonsense Machine

      Live musical demonstration of some of the weird/crazy/super cool stuff created by Japanese musicians/toy makers/artists Maywa Denki. Dressed in blue coverall "average worker" costumes, Maywa Denki perform music with all kinds of weird...
    • Paris Opera Ballet | Swan Lake by Rudolf Nureyev

      France's oldest national ballet company and one of the foremost casts in the world, Paris Opera Ballet is coming to Shanghai to perform Swan Lake as choreographed by Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev. Hailed as the greatest male ballet dancer...
    • Mucha

      This is the first-ever presentation of the Mucha Family Collection in China, and the exhibition will feature over 200 original works of art by the celebrated Czech artist. In addition to his most prestigious Art Nouveau style posters,...
    • Mamma Mia! (Mandarin)

      Here we go again! The smashiest of smash hit musicals, Mamma Mia, returns to Shanghai. Telling the heart-warming, humorous tale of a daughter trying to determine which 3 of her mother's former lovers are her biological father on the eve...
    • The Challenging Souls: Yves Klein, Lee Ufan, Ding Yi

      A unique exhibition showcasing avant-garde artists Yves Klein, Lee Ufan and Ding Yi. Coming from different cultural backgrounds of the west and east, these three artists polarise, to this day, the relentless pursuit of art through...
    • Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake | The Musical

      In 1995, Matthew Bourne and New Adventures set the ballet world aflutter with their audacious interpretation of Tchaikovsky's iconic masterpiece. Bold, brilliant and vibrantly enthralling, this gender-bending, convention-breaking...
    • Kwei Yih - A Photography Exhibition

      Kwei Yih is the 4th edition of the "Plant Portrait" exhibition series, an on-going project that investigates different faces of plants and nature, as well as how people live among them. Featuring a collection of works from photographer...
    • Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawings

      A landmark exhibition of a foremost figure of the American Conceptual and Minimal Art movements of the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition focuses on LeWitt’s seminal wall drawings and includes 16 inkwash works initially conceived in the...
    • VHILS: REALM

      The Portuguese visual artist hits Shanghai again for a much-awaited new solo show at Danysz gallery. The exhibition is fully focused on the works created during his stays in Beijing and Shanghai, aims at being representative of the lives...
    • Tobias Rehberger: If you don’t use your eyes to see, you will use them to cry

      This is the first institutional solo exhibition in China by the renowned German artist Tobias Rehberger. Rehberger’s multifaceted work has been instrumental to expanding the possibilities of sculpture, spanning a diverse range of fields...
    • Parallel: Erwin Olaf

      “Parallel: Erwin Olaf” presents nearly fifty photographs from the dynamic career of renowned Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf, covering the recent 15 years of his creative work. Olaf’s expertise lies in fashion photography and in creating...
    • About Quayola - Asymmetric Archaeology: Gazing Machines

      This is Italian artist Quayola’s first large-scale solo exhibition in China, bringing together his artworks covering digital print, video, digital sculpture, and robotic installation. With the theme of “Asymmetric Archaeology”, Quayola...
    • Sainkho Kosmos - Naked Spirit Concert

      Sainkho Namtchylak was born in the Republic of Tuva in 1957 and studied vocal music in Moscow, then the capital of the Soviet Union, including Tuvan throat singing. Sh worked with artists from around the world, becoming the first female...
    • WHAT WAS I?

      “What Was I?” is a kaleidoscopic journey in the post-Anthropocene epoch, after the collapse of humankind due to the effects of technological overdevelopment. The protagonist of this unexpected voyage is an android created by Macuga and...
      • Arts | Rong Zhai | Daily except Mon until Jun 2 2019
    • Samajam 2: Kids Participatory Musical Experience

      A 100% interactive musical experience where the audience is the show! Canadian performance troupe "Samajam" has introduced a show for families, creating musical happenings with the help of their audiences. After a successful tour,...
    • Mademoiselle Privé

      After London, Seoul and Hong Kong, the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition is making a stopover in Shanghai and opened its doors in the West Bund Art Center from April 20th to June 2nd. Three houses materialise, each a complete immersion into...
    • Massimo Listri: The Invention of Space

      "The Invention of Space" features more than 50 pieces of large-scale indoor photography by the Italian artist Massimo Listri. The Italian artist began working with art and architecture magazines since he was 17. His work is known for its...
    • Andris Nelsons & Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

      Grammy Award-winning Andris Nelsons began as a trumpeter in the Latvian National Opera Orchestra before studying conducting. He assumed leadership of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig in February 2018, while he was the Music Director of...
    • Pioneering: Chinese Artists Abroad in France and Chinese Modern Art (1911-1949)

      An exhibition that reviews the phenomenon of Chinese artists studying abroad in the early 20th century and its monumental significance to the art history of modern Chinese art. "Pioneering" is made up of the main display with two special...
    • Popular Mechanics

      A contemporary theater piece inspired by the work of the same name written by American short story writer Raymond Carver, the New Youth Group has created a new drama named "Popular Mechanics." The stage piece focuses on the ritual...
    • Chaiti Art Festival 2019

      A festival dedicated to Indian music, the name "Chaiti" is derived from the Indian month "Chaith," or summer time. Chaiti is a form of Indian instrumental and vocal music rich with allusions to the change from spring to summer. This arts...
    • Cats: The Musical 2019

      One of the most successful musicals of all time comes to China. This is an English-language production (with Chinese subs) of Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running hit musical. Originally adapted from TS Eliot's whimsical poems about the...
    • Murmur by Aakash Odedra Company

      This 80-minute performance is in two parts, performed by the award-winning Aakash Odedra. Aakash, a contemporary British dancer, trained in Kathak with Nilima Devi (Leicester) and Bharat Natyam with Chitraleka Bolar (Birmingham) and...
    • Trio Maschere Performs Brahms Complete Piano Trios

      Concert Master of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and violinist Guillaume Molko will join two of his schoolmates, Gregorio Robino (cello) and David Saudubray (piano), from the Conservatoire de Paris in this concert, performing the whole...
    • 1st Shanghai Sensual Fest 2019

      Three days, three nights, and more than 30 artists confirmed, with over 30 hours of workshops... look, "3" is sort of a theme here. Basically a three day celebration of all things Brazilian, zouk and kizomba, with masterclasses,...
    • Ballet De L'Opera National De Paris | Forsythe, Robbins, Pite

      The Paris Ballet Opera has been around for over three hundred years. Its predecessor, the Royal Dance Academy, was formed in 1661 by King Louis XIV, and has always adhered to the development, enrichment and promotion of its repertoire....
    • Nickolodeon PAW Patrol Live! China Tour

      A live stage version of the popular TV show, PAW Patrol's a group of six rescue dogs and their tech-savvy friend Ryder, sharing lessons about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving. They're kicking off a China Tour for two shows,...
    • Dunhuang 1650

      Shanghai Powerlong Art Museum is bringing the official selection from the Dunhuang Academy. The Dunhuang 1650 is a condensed display of the thousand years long art history. Mural paintings, as well as exhibits from Mogao Caves...
    • Xue Song: Phoenix Art from the Ashes

      This large-scale solo exhibition is curated by Jeffrey Spalding, presenting Xue Song's artistic creation spanning more than 30 years. Xue Song has lived and worked in Shanghai for more than 30 years; his work expresses deep affection for...
    • Hélène Binet: Dialoghi,Works from 1988 to 2018

      This is the French-Swiss photographer’s first solo institutional exhibition in China. It will offer a comprehensive overview of Binet’s accomplishment in more than 100 works of analog photography, including some of the most iconic photos...
    • Piaf! La Vie en Rose

      Piaf! follows the tremendous story of the great Edith Piaf, weaving her iconic songs into the fabric of her life and career, from singing on the streets, to small bars, to Carnegie Hall in New York. This production by director Gil...
    • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

      Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
    • Sensory Canvas

      "Sensory Canvas" consists of two groups and four closely related topics, bringing 9 works by 8 artists. "Form of Nature" and "Form of Motion" present artists who try to reshape or unravel nature and posture, form in different forms,...
    • Tatsuo Miyajima: Being Coming

      On 4pm, May 17, 2019, the Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima will launch his largest solo exhibition in Shanghai. The exhibition will feature representative LED installations and performance artworks of each period since Miyajima started...
    • Evita The Musical

      The famed West End musical, based on the life of Argentina's First Lady, Eva Peron, is coming to Shanghai. A sung-through drama, it follows the story of a young common girl who struggled her way up through post-World War 2 Argentina to...
    • Le Rouge et Le Noir: L'Opera Rock [French]

      Based on the the French classic novel, "The Red and the Black" by Stendhal, father of modern fiction, this is a rock opera adaption by François Chouquet. It's the story of a low-born but ambitious young man in the Napoleonic era, who...
    • Four Seasons / The Butterfly Lovers

      A cultural event from Festival Hong Kong 2019 lands in Shanghai for a presentation by the acclaimed Hong Kong Dance Company. Two dance performances with stunning, evocative stage setting accompany to pieces of classic music. "Four...
    • TAGBOAT Selected Exhibition

      Tagboat Gallery is an online gallery in Japan. Every year, awards are selected from young artists to encourage their future creations. This time, in cooperation with Shun Art Gallery, this year's best works will be displayed in Shanghai....
    • Chen Zhiguan: Crawling Ants

      This exhibition will showcase the works of Fujian artist Chen Zhiguang, covering painting, photography, photography, interactive installations, public sculptures, and indoor sculptures. Highlights include his representative visual symbol...
    • Philippe Herreweghe and SSO

      Belgian conductor Philippe Herreweghe is principally known for his interpretations of baroque music. Not only a leading force of historically informed performances, he has also conducted various well-known modern orchestras. With his...
    • 'Solo' - Alec Von Bargen

      With readapted pieces from his most recent series 'So.lil.o.quy', Alec Von Bargen presents a selection of his latest multimedia creations. For 18 months, Von Bargen traveled around the world to over 23 Medecins Sans Frontieres projects...
      • Arts | Leo Gallery | Daily except Mon until May 25 2019
    • Ancient Rome Murder Mystery dinner

      There was a victim, and you can help us find out the killer. During the course of the party, everyone tries to find out who the murderer is. Everyone becomes involved in an evening of scheming, plotting and blackmailing each other. The...
    • Stars on 88

      Joja Wendt began playing piano at age four, and went on to graduate from the Manhattan School of Music. In 1990, Wendt joined blues and rock legend Joe Cocker on tour, and developed his own style, which is a mix of jazz, classical music,...
    • Shanghai Screenwriters Workshop

      The Shanghai Screenwriters Workshop meets to exchange feedback on each other’s work, with the caveat that submissions are entered before May 20. See http://eastindie.net/workshop/ for submission guidelines and procedures or contact...
    • Listen to the Snail Emma (Mandarin)

      Emma the homeless Snail is a touching, bilingual German-English tale of Emma, a Snail, who wants nothing more than to find a new home. Unhappy with her current broken home, she starts a long and adventures journey for a perfect...
    • Yannick Nézet-Séguin & The Philadelphia Orchestra

      Nézet-Séguin is widely recognized for his musicianship, dedication, and charisma. The New York Times has called him “phenomenal,” saying that under his leadership, “the [Philadelphia Orchestra]... has never sounded better.” He'll be...
    • Heinrich Wang: Timeless Prosperity

      Shanghai Museum of History holds a retrospective exhibition “Timeless Prosperity" of world-class artist Heinrich Wang's white porcelain artworks over the past 16 years. The Indonesian-born artist, who grew up in Taipei and was deeply...
    • Silver Banquet: Austria Schloss Schwarzenau Silverware Exhibition

      This small-scale exhibition is divided into three parts: "Source", "Comity", and "Craft". More than 100 pieces of silverware from the famous Schloss Schwarzenau in the Austro-Hungarian Empire are displayed at the exhibition. Free entry.
    • The Pearl’s Got Talent Part 1

      What do you get when you cross pole-dancing, roller-skating, drag, cheerleading, vegan rap and French singing? The launch of The Pearl’s Got Talent! Join them on Thursday for the start of a monthly showcase of the freshest and brightest...
    • Oscar Murillo | Zhang Enli

      This is a dual solo exhibition of internationally acclaimed artists Zhang Enli (b.1965, Jilin province, China) and Oscar Murillo (b.1986, Colombia). The exhibition marks Zhang’s first institutional presentation in mainland China since...
    • SSO in Chamber 10 | Woodwind Quintet Plus

      Valued for its variety of tone color, the wind quintet is the most common wind chamber ensemble. A standard wind quintet consists of a flute, an oboe, a clarinet, a horn, and a bassoon, while composers often add other instruments to...
    • Connecting the Dots

      Local artist WeChat group nSHSK (new Shanghai Sketch group) first edition of CONNECTING THE DOTS, a series of open exhibitions introducing a number of local and international artists from amateurs to emerging artists and pros. 30 artists...
    • ERA - Intersection of Time

      While Shanghai Circus World undergoes renovations until June 1, Shanghai's most popular acrobatic show, ERA: The Intersection of Time, continues unabated. Now housed in a specially-constructed, state-of-the-art, 31-meter high circus tent...
    • Tout Neuf

      A visual and musical nine-step journey through the whole world, as encompassed in a big, mysterious egg. An awakening to life inspired by Mozart, Bach, Landi and Rossini. Presented by The Company Minute Papilon, a classical singing...
    • U2 Tribute Concert

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