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'Ere Are Seven Places To Storm The Bastille
By Jul 14, 2017 Activities
Oui oui mes petits souris au dessus de la table, it's Bastille Day. And you know what that means. It's time to break four forgers, two lunatics and a guy who sounded like the Marquis de Sade, but wasn't, out of prison like it's 1789! Here're 7 places and/or things where you can celebrate French National Day. Shanghai's your restaurant, and we're your maitre d'.

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on Fri Jul 14, 2017

Christina Pluhar & Ensemble L’ Arpeggiata Concert

Shanghai Concert Hall - 523 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Jinling Zhong Lu


Christina Pluhar might not be French, but you'll have a hard time finding French chamber orchestras in any state to play on this day. Because they all lost their heads in the Terror. Still, go class it up in Shanghai's closest approximation of the Palace of Versailles (apart from the one they built for tourists in the outskirts) with a night of Baroque musicianship, with selections by Claudio Monteverdi and his contemporaries.


on Fri Jul 14, 2017

Bastille Day Celebration: Anne Evenou and Live Band

The Pearl - 471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu


Perhaps something a bit less... bourgeoise? Celebrated French vocalist does the music of her native land with live band accompaniment on stage at The Pearl. Charles Aznavour, Henri Salvador, Edith Piaf, Claude Naugaro, Yves Montand, Serge Gainsbourg, and more celebrating Bastille Day. 80rmb pre-sale; 100rmb at the door. Starts 9pm.


on Fri Jul 14, 2017

La Nuit Pétillante - BottlesXO Bastille Bash

La Maison - 210 Jinxian Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu


Is the music not to your taste? BottlesXO and La Maison/Shanghai Bakery have teamed up to provide you with food and libations. Food courtesy of Pol Garcia of La Maison/Shanghai Bakery. There're bacchanalian drink deals on, like buy-one-get-ones & free-flow champagne, wine by the glass, the works. Party kicks off at 5, goes until late.


on Fri Jul 14, 2017

Bastille Day - La Guinguette de Suzette

Le Cafe des Stagiaires - 386 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Lu


More feteishistic (oh ho ho)? Le Cafe des Stagiaires takes French fetishism to sublime highs on a normal night. Tonight is the conjunction of the Francophones. "Cocorico," they say! Let ring the cry of fraternite! "We will celebrate Bastille Day on CS Dagu Lu. Only French songs, Ricard and saucisson! Come and celebrate with us the French National Day." Starts 7pm and it's free to get in. Like the Bastille.


Daily until Jul 30 2017

Bliss Family Magic Show: ‘Oops! Invisible Boy!’

The River Mall - B1/F, Phase 3, 168 Shangnan Lu, near Guoz...


What's more French than a mime? Probably a lot of things, we wouldn't know, our knowledge of Europe is entirely informed by 2004 American teen comedy tour-de-force, Eurotrip. Anyway, here's a pantomime (no speaking) magic show fit for the entire family! ‘Oops! Invisible Boy!’ combines educational games with live magic fun in a show where children can interact with the performers. The show was created by famous Chinese magician Chenxing Wang and features props, state-of-the-art visuals, and a rich storyline to keep you little ones amused throughout. A great show ideal for children aged 3 to 12.


on Fri Jul 14, 2017

La Boum French National Day Party

Mr & Mrs Bund - Bund 18, 6/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, nea...


Le jour de Gloire est arrive, and Glorie's psyched about it! Four days of French indulgence and "art de vivre". The big bash is "La Boum", one of the biggest parties in Shanghai for French people of the year. It goes from 11pm till late with Shanghai's favorite couple inviting you to celebrate French National Day with '70 and '80's disco classic by DJ Zohan & DJ John Avolio. Dress code: Blue, White, Red, and absolutely not the other way around. Free before midnight; 100 RMB per person after 12am including one drink.


on Fri Jul 14, 2017

T-Pain

Linx - 2/F, 98 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Liulin Lu


T-PAIN. A man of the people. A revolutionary in a Phrygian scarf. A man so sans-culottes that culottes melt within twelve feet of him. He has plucked the apple of liberty from the jeans of oppression.



Have a good one.

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