Xintiandi is a wonderful entertainment and shopping destination in the city. Xintiandi is especially impressive because of the shikumen, which are traditional buildings in narrow alleys. The shikumen have been restored and they provide a bit of history in the modern setting of great shops, restaurants and galleries. This is the perfect place to find yourself on a lazy Sunday afternoon, with friends of course.
Red Town has metamorphosed the 20th-century steel factory that formerly occupied this location. The Shanghai Sculpture Space breathes new life into this versatile establishment with an evolving collection of modern Chinese sculpture. The Minsheng Art Museum is one of the largest spaces and features contemporary art exhibitions by emerging and established artists. Their live music venue has played host to local and international performers with its state-of-the-art sound system and unparalleled acoustics. Amidst the artistic excursion, make a stopover at the stylish cafe that doubles up as a gathering spot for creative minds. Also on floor are a fitness club, bridal couture boutique and vintage store. The Lei Studio is a great place for some art therapy, while a stroll at the floral market is a botanist's delight.
China Great Theatre, more often called the Great Theatre of China, is abode to a variety of entertainment and cultural events. Witness exotic operas, hiju performances, music concerts and events from time to time. Also known to host famous dance shows and ballets, this theater is the perfect venue to sate your thirst for local culture. Call for more details.
A huge eclectic space used for concerts, On Stage Shanghai is garnering reputation for being a prominent venue in the city. With a nightly dose of live gigs and creative programs, patrons can enjoy tasty grubs and fine drinks here. Some of the previous line ups are Circa Zero, Mr Graceless and Taiwan Rock.
White Magnolia Theatre is home to a multitude of local and cultural events from time to time. The passel of events held at one of the city's most important theaters will hold you in its thrall and make you want to be a regular patron of the arts. Attend exotic music shows, theatrical performances, musicals alongside exotic acrobatic performances for one and all. Call for more details on current and upcoming events.
This sprawling expanse of open space surrounds the Shanghai Concert Hall, and serves as an open-air venue for concerts and music festivals, both classical and contemporary. Most notably, the Shanghai Urban Music Lawn is the venue of choice for the annual Music in the Summer Air festival and features performances by international acts, alongside the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and other Chinese musicians. Located in the Huangpu District, this venue is directly connected to the Dashijie metro station.
Taipei Pure K is a karaoke bar and entertainment venue for good food, drinks and music. It offers an upscale ambiance to dine and wine while listening to a large repertoire of songs. Test your musical prowess at the fun karaoke sessions and enjoy gourmet snacks like crispy shrimp sticks, fried flounder fillets, Taiwanese fried squid and meat. This bar also offers WiFi facility free of charge to patrons.
Formerly the French Park, Fuxing Park is laid out in European style and is one of the few green patches in the city. Visitors come to take in the fresh air, practice tai-chi, or read books under the shady trees. There is a statue of Marx-Engels in the center of the park, which was unveiled on the anniversary of Engels' death. Also check out Park 97, which is located inside the park.