Shanghai on the Bay... A Holiday Tasting Experience


Thu Dec 02 2021 at 05:30 pm to 07:30 pm


China Live | San Francisco, CA

The Board of Directors of Aquarium of the Bay request your presence for a holiday tasting experience.
About this Event

Hosted at Cold Drinks Bar, this quasi-speakeasy is illuminated by a most opulent atmosphere reminiscent of jazz clubs of Shanghai 1930's.

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Enjoy the launch of the holiday season while dining on sustainable seafood and gourmet bites in the company of environmentally conscious and conservation minded individuals.

We anticipate you will be delighted with our holiday tasting experience brought to you by celebrity chef George Chen, Founder, CEO, and Executive Chef, China Live San Francisco. Chef George Chen has opened such stellar dining establishments as Shanghai 1930 and Betelnut, with China Live San Francisco being the latest of his undertakings, an incredible multi- concept food emporium and epicurean destination. He is joined by Floyd Nunn, Chef de Cuisine, Eight Tables by George Chen, formerly of Quince and Benu.

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Sultry songstress Nikita Germaine will lift our holiday spirits with her vocal stylings reminiscent of Jazz greats, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn and Nancy Wilson.

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Event Details

Limited quantity tickets available

Shanghai on the Bay Event

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Guests must be 21+

Holiday attire

Gourmet Bites

Silent Auction & Raffle*

No-Host Bar

* offerings include art, culinary packages, and holiday performances, etc.

Ticket Sales

Online sales end December 2nd

Tickets will be available day-of at the event

Donations - End of Year Giving

While we love enjoying your company, and whether you are able to attend our holiday fete or not this is the perfect time to consider how to fulfill your end of year giving. Please visit

About Aquarium of the Bay

Aquarium of the Bay at PIER 39 is a not-for-profit public facility accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, with a mission to Explore, Engage and Experience conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed from the Sierra to the Sea TM through six institutions under

After decades of serving millions of visitors, scientists and researchers affecting positive science-based environmental policies, is undergoing a major transformation into the BayEcotarium; a world-class immersive, sustainability-driven aquarium, research and climate leadership facility.

As an interim step we'll share our plans for designing an explicit Climate and Environmental Justice pop-up exhibit featuring content that prompts a visceral reaction. The proposed project seeks to drive awareness and inspire advocacy towards eliminating these injustices and pursues a different outcome for marginalized communities, especially within the Bay Area.


Where is it happening?

China Live, 644 Broadway, San Francisco, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


USD 200.00

Aquarium of the Bay

Host or Publisher Aquarium of the Bay

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