5 must go events in January
January is always exciting, with new beginnings and fresh starts. Shanghai’s social calendar is never lacking, and our job as your friendly neighbour is to help curate the best in this overwhelming sea of activities. We pick five events this month that will satisfy your social, travel, culture, party and career self.
Expat Neighbors January District Dinner
Get to know your neighbours (and us too – the people behind the screens), at our monthly meet up. Held every Thursday night at the various districts in Shanghai, the first one will be on the 18th of January in Jing An. Whether you are a Shanghai veteran (in which case, we will need your advice!), or new to the city, we promise a great night of fun, laughter and connections!
Harbin Ice and Snow Festival
We know Shanghai is pretty cold, and while you may be tempted to run away to somewhere warmer, the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, which runs from January till February 25th, is definitely worth a visit if you haven’t already been. Plus, Shanghai will feel positively tropical after the trip to Harbin!
We’ve got the lowdown on the festival in our latest travel blog post HERE.
Aspire to Inspire: Fashion Business Event
If you’re in the business of fashion, join Shanghai’s leading entrepeneurs, fashion designers and business moguls on the 10th of January at MINT for an inspired evening of talks and networking. Fashion shows, free gifts and a dose of inspiration – email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
World Museum Collection
Running a month from the 11th of Jan to the 11th of Feb, Je Fine Art Space presents The Museum Collection. For 30RMB (on weekdays) and 35 RMB (on weekends), you will be able to peruse a selection of works from artists such as Modligliani, Dali, Warhol, Picasso, Peynet, Van Gogh & Shiele.
Imagine Dragons Live in Shanghai
Multiple award winning band (Grammy, Billboard, American Music Award) Imagine Dragon kicks off the year with their Evolve World Tour on the 17th of January. Tickets start at 480 RMB and while tickets are sold out on official channels, there are always scalpers and last minute cancellations available on Taobao. A word of warning – even if price is not a consideration in your quest to obtain tickets, beware of fake tickets that are sold through non official channels.