Apr 24 - May 1: China International Comedy Festival
Comics from all over the world do battle in the second annual competition organized by Kung Fu Komedy. RMB14,000 and spots at LA’s famed Comedy Store, New York’s Comedy Cellar and the 2017 Burbank Comedy Festival are on the line. In addition to opening the festival with a pair of performances, Martin Marrow joins fellow Second City cast member Catherine Savage and writer Amelia Chappelow as the judges. The English language final goes down on April 28 at Jiadu Theatre.
Apr 24-May 1, various times, RMB300-350 (festival pass) or RMB50-70 for preliminary rounds. Kung Fu Komedy Club, see event listing.
Apr 28 (finale), 8.30-10.30pm, RMB170-200. Jiadu Theatre.
Apr 27-28: Godspell
After some venue drama, DreamWeaver’s adaptation of the musical classic is back on and now at On Stage. Featuring music and new lyrics from the Grammy and Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Godspell boasts a casts of Shanghai-based musical theater veterans like Kevin Maxim.
Apr 27-28 and May 6, 7.30pm, RMB200-280. On Stage, see event listing.
Apr 28: Big Bamboo Spring Classic
Hit the links at Tianma Country Club for the ninth edition of this annual golf tournament. Sign-up early at any Big Bamboo location, with a RMB1,688 package getting you a round of golf, food, drinks, transportation to and from the course, as well as entrance to the after-party at Big Bamboo Hongqiao. Enjoy a day of good vibes followed by a dance party featuring a performance.
from Shanghai’s premier party band, Studio 188.
Apr 28, 8am, RMB1,688. Tianma Country Club, see event listing.
Apr 28: Ripperton
Raphael Gros has enjoyed a varied career, working with Steve Bug and remixing
Radiohead. With his Ripperton guise, he’s been touring the world spinning sets that
explore the soulful side of house, minimal and techno.
Apr 28, 10pm-late, RMB80. Elevator, see event listing.
Apr 28-30: Shanghai Longines Global Championship
The world’s premier show jumpers battle for big prize money and are jockeying for supremacy of the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT), as it returns to Shanghai for the third straight year.
Apr 28-30, 11am and 2pm (Fri), 11am and 3pm (Sat), 9.30am and noon (Sun), RMB380-800. Shanghai World Expo Equestrian Park, see event listing.
Apr 29: Swimful 'Pearls' EP Release
The Shanghai-based producer has laced beats for the Based God, Lil B, and streetwear company Mishka. He links with local label SVBKVLT for 'Pearls,' his latest EP and follow-up to last year’s PM2.5. Zurich-based DJ Asian Eyez and SVBKVLT boss Howell will play at the release party, with other guests TBA.
Apr 29, 10pm-late, RMB50 including digital copy of EP. DADA, see event listing.
Apr 29: Joyryde
SHFT brings another OWSLA artist over for their China debut in the form of up-and-coming trap producer Joyryde. Head to Yue Xing for a "monsta trap rave" with support from SHFT crew's Tsunamo, Dexter King, Luce and Warz.
Apr 29, 10pm-late, RMB160 presale, RMB240 door. Yue Xing Furniture, see event listing.
Apr 29: Maximilian Hecker
The Berlin singer-songwriter has amassed a massive following in China thanks to his ‘melancholy pop hymns’ and his frequent tours of the country.
Apr 29, 7.30pm, RMB100-380. Shanghai Centre Theater, see event listing.
Apr 29 - May 1: Strawberry Music Festival
While details are still scarce, Modern Sky has announced the return of their annual May holiday music festival to Shanghai. Past editions have featured international acts like Disclosure, Carley Rae Jepsen, The Hives, Justice and Explosions in the Sky. As always, it was also serve as a showcase for some of the label’s top acts like Queen Sea Big Shark, RE:TROS and Hedgehog. Stay tuned for details as they come at www.thatsmags.com/shanghai.
Apr 29-May 1, 1-11pm, RMBTBA. Expo Park, see event listing.
Apr 29 - May 1: Midi Festival Taihu
The longstanding festival returns to Tai Lake with three days of music and camping. The line-up so far includes a mix of Chinese and international bands that span the gamut of genres, like Wang Wen, Dragonforce, Second Hand Rose, Whitechapel and Lescop.
Apr 29-May 1, 1-11pm, Taihu Midi Park, presale: 150RMB per day, 400RMB for festival pass; door: 180RMB per day, 450RMB for festival pass.
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