The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By Erica Martin, June 19, 2017

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best events of the week:

June 23: Anoice


New Noise brings over Tokyo-based band Anoice, who deal in a moving blend of modern classical and post-rock. Their haunting, emotional songs have received much acclaim, and all of their band members play at least five instruments. Catch them live at Bandai Namco.
June 23, 9pm-late, presale RMB120, door RMB150. Bandai Namco Shanghai Base, see event listing.

June 23: Starkey


The Drop brings Philadelphia producer Starkey to Shanghai for a set at Dada. Known as an originator of street bass and one of the first producers in the US to make grime, Starkey is a classically trained musician and has released on labels like Ninja Tune and Planet Mu. Local DJs Siesta, Oshi, Puzzy Stack, Luxixi perform in support. Check out our interview with Starkey here.
June 23, 10pm-late. Dada, see event listing.

June 23: Happy Friday: The Social Table


Shanghai Supperclub hosts this event at Jing An Kerry Centre that is the first in a monthly series lasting through the summer. Dinner takes place at an outdoor table at the Kerry Centre's south piazza. Carlos Sotomayor, the head chef at elEFANTE, is behind the menu, and there will also be a pop-up bar, beats by Yeti Out and a plant art installation.
June 23, 4pm-late, RMB400 for dinner tickets. Jing An Kerry Centre, see event listing.

June 23-25: ShanghaiPRIDE Theatre Festival: Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Boops


ShanghaiPRIDE Theatre Festival presents Collective Rage, an absurdist comedy that chronicles five women named Betty who grapple with sex, womanhood and anger while working in theater. The performances are in English with Chinese subtitles.
June 23-24, 8pm; June 25, 7pm, RMB150. The Market, see event listing.

June 23-25: Fête de la Musique Shanghai 2017


This annual celebration of French music and culture goes down all weekend at the West Bund Art & Design Center. French acts including funk and soul duo King Krab, reggae performer Taiwan MC and electro-pop producer French 79 perform alongside Chinese musicians Cha Cha & Aivilox, Duck Fight Goose (pictured), and Da Fresh. Best of all, it's free! More info here.
June 23-25, 6-11pm, no cover. West Bund Art & Design Center, see event listing.

June 24: A Thousand Roads: Hyperbolic Singers Perform Chinese Pop Classics


Performed in conjunction with ShanghaiPRIDE, the Shanghai Hyperbolic Singers will hold a concert in which they perform classic Chinese pop songs. Expect to hear their renditions of beloved songs like 'Red Bean,' 'Flowers of the Sea,' and 'Dreamchaser.' All songs are arranged by Peter Zhao.
June 24, 7.30pm, RMB50-180. Huangpu Theater, see event listing.

June 24: Ambient Night


Spend an ambient afternoon and early evening at Basement 6 with the Hippo Tank. Expect chilled-out, atmospheric beats from Downstate, Park Tapes and Laughing Ears. Music starts at 5pm sharp and ends at 9pm, as per Basement's new parameters.
June 24, 5pm, RMB50, Basement 6, see event listing.

June 24: Shang Horror Fest 3


For the third installment of their Shang Horror Fest event, Inferno screens psychological horror film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer before four metal bands, including Crusado Orchestra and Alpaca, perform to keep things dark and heavy.
June 24, 8pm, no cover. Inferno, see event listing.

June 24-25: Time Machine: Nautilus's Carnival


Minsheng Art Museum hosts this two-day arty carnival in honor of the 4th anniversary of Nautilus. The time machine theme takes attendees through different eras, including “retro classic” and the Industrial Revolution. Each theme has its own pop-up shop devoted to it, with vintage products on offer to match.
June 24-25, 12pm, RMB30. Minsheng Art Museum, see event listing.

Until June 26: Shanghai International Film Festival


Throughout the week, SIFF screens hundreds of films, both classic and cutting-edge, at cinemas across the city. See our preview here for more info.
Daily until June 26, times vary, RMB60-100. Locations vary, see event listing.

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