Thursday, April 19
Danish singer-songwriter Lydmor has been gaining buzz recently after her powerful, provocative performance on 'Gaffa' (think the Danish Grammy Awards) just a short month and a bit ago. This April, she's back in Shanghai to promote her upcoming album, inspired by the 6 months she spent in the city in 2016. The evocative lyrics of her haunting, infectious electro-pop like 二 Money Towers will be instantly relatable to anyone who's lived here for more than a minute. Here's a chance to see her up close in the intimate confines of All Club. On support that night is a set by Kenanjun and special guests. Tickets available right here.
Wine Lips is this spring’s unmissable natural wine party. Attendees get to taste from 12 different wines from some of the big names in the natural wine world. Everything on the table is organic, sustainable, biodynamic, natural and/or all the above. Plus, eats from the talented team behind RAC are available for those feeling peckish. Well-stocked bar with beer, mixers and soft drinks at bar prices, and music China Social Club's DJ Frau and PCJ. It’s 180rmb for 6 tasting glasses out of 12 choices via SmartTicket, or 200rmb on the door (though tickets on the door are limited). Kicks off at 7pm, goes till late. Tickets available right here.
Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22
The Spartan Race is a leader in the sport of obstacle racing, offering open heats for all fitness levels, as well as competitive and elite heats for those with something more to prove. The first of its kind to feature timing and global rankings, the Spartan Race provides a proving ground for beginner and professional obstacle racers looking to test themselves in new ways across the world. The race actually has you doing some Spartany stuff. You'll throw spears, hoist ropes, carry giant stones, fill gravel, scale walls, and jump over fire. Failure to do an exercise means a punishment of 30 burpees, often roundly considered to be even worse than pushups. Tickets available right here.
Saturday, April 21
Celebrated Russian pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja has visited SSO Music Hall in 2014/2015 season, and the charm of her recital has been still lingering in audiences’ hearts. She will interpret one of the repertoires which she most excels in: Brahms’ large-scale Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major, Op.83. In 1994, Lü Shao-Chia conducted Munich Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Bruckner’s Symphony No.8 substituting for maestro Sergiu Celibidache. He received invitations from many major orchestras for his outstanding performance in that concert. In the first half of the concert, he will conduct SSO to interpret Ravel’s popular “Ma mère l’Oye” (Mother Goose) Suite and “Daphnis et Chloé Suite No.2”. Tickets available right here.
Belgian-born, Berlin-based producer Sebastién Vanschoonbeek, known as Kill Frenzy, creates grungy, dark, crude and ghetto-inspired house and techno. Turned on to the music genre by greats like Jeff Mills, DJ Godfather and Green Velvet, Kill Frenzy started pumping out frenetic, frantic, youthful tracks when he was a teenager, before signing onto Claude VonStroke's dirtybird label in 2012 with one of his biggest hits, 'Make That Booty Clap,' with a trance-inducing beat that's inspired the likes of Soul Clap and Skrillex. He's been cranking that brand of rough, beat-driven house since. He's on at Arkham on April 21, with Nen and KARZ1D on support. Tickets available right here..
Friday, April 20 to Sunday, April 22
April 20 sees the next leg of the Longines Global Champions tour, with barely a moment to catch its breath after The Americans. The famed horsemanship and show jumping competition is a stately affair, attracting aficionados of all things equine from all over the world for a chance to watch the world's 30 best riders compete. Shanghai's the third stop in the 15-round championship, taking place over two three days a stone's throw from the China Art Museum. Tickets available right here..
Monday, April 23
There's 24K magic in the air—there was one show, then there were two, and now Bruno Mars has confirmed he'll be doing a third show in Shanghai on April 23. He personally asked SmartShanghai to sell the show's tickets, and we were like... okay! Tickets will be available for purchase on SmartTicket March 16 at 10am sharp ranging from 580-2280rmb. Don't sleep on it people. Tickets available right here.
[UPDATE]: Unfortunately, this concert is now sold out.