13 Awesome Events You Don't Want to Miss in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, July 15, 2019

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Our weekly roundup of some of Shanghai's best upcoming events and where you can buy tickets:

Through July 31: Club Med's International Summer Camp in Anji

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Summer is right around the corner which means it's time to start making those summer plans. The 1-week Club Med International Summer Camp in Anji will be held at the gorgeous Anji Club Med Resort on June 30, July 7, July 14 and July 21. There's a reason why the Club Med International Summer Camp has been dubbed 'the best summer camp in China'. Campers will be able to participate in all sorts of indoor and outdoor activities such as kayaking, archery, baseball, rugby, golf, football, volleyball and more. In addition, the camp will educate kids through a variety of courses: technology, drama, sports, programming, STEM, speech, drama and more. Experts will be on site to teach and mentor children. The 1-week Anji camp is RMB11,800 per child. However, customers who buy two tickets (within a single purchase) will be reimbursed  RMB1,500 after the event.

Anji: RMB11,800 per child for one week starting June 30, July 7, July 14 and July 21. Anji Club Med Resort. Reserve your spot by clicking here.

July 19: LOFAS Pop-Up Pool Party 

It's summer, which means pool party season is in full swing. Cool off on Friday, July 19 at LOFAS Pop-Up Pool Party! Expect lots of dancing, ice cold (and very strong) drinks and epic music, including beats by DJ Maguro who believes in using music to create an atmosphere of love, peace and unity. It's hot outside which means a pool and cold cocktails might not be enough to cool you off. That's why there will be plenty of water guns available for you to soak your friends (or enemies) with.

Fri July 19, 3pm. Ladies get in free for wearing bikinis. LOFAS, see event listingPurchase tickets here.

July 19-20: Time Reverb


This month naked and Yinwu bring 'Time Reverb' – an audio-visual experience – to naked Castle's new Rock Theatre. The concerts will be held in China's first natural amphitheater, which is located deep in the mountains of Moganshan. The intimate venue seats 220 guests and offers stunning views of the mountains. You can experience Moganshan's newest landmark and the renowned performers of Yinwu on July 19-20. 

July 19-20, 7.30pm; RMB588 (including cocktail reception). Rock Theatre, see event listingPurchase tickets here.

July 20: 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy

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Great news for English Premier League fans in China, as Manchester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Newcastle United and West Ham United will contest the 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy in Nanjing and Shanghai. The semi finals take place at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on Wednesday, July 17, with Newcastle taking on Wolves and Man City pitted against West Ham. The teams then head to Shanghai, with the third place playoff and final taking place at Hongkou Football Stadium on Saturday, July 20 at 6pm and 8.30pm respectively. 

2019 Premier League Asia Trophy in Shanghai: Sat, Jul 20 at 6pm and 8.30pm; RMB288-1,580. Hongkou Football StadiumPurchase tickets here.

July 21: Roses in the Salad 

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The award-winning visual masterpiece Roses in the Salad is headed to Shanghai's 1862 Theatre on July 21. Based on the book by Bruno Munari, the humorous and thoroughly entertaining performance looks to inspire kids and parent to work together in the kitchen and learn all about garden grown veggies. Your little ones are sure to be enraptured by the show's amazing audio-visual techniques and energetic cast. The production is in Italian but features Chinese subtitles so it's easy for kids to follow along. 

Sun July 21, 10.30am & 3.30pm; RMB150. 1862 Theatre, see event listingPurchase tickets here

July 30: Anne-Marie SOLD OUT

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British singer Anne-Marie, who catapulted to fame in 2018 after the release of her debut studio album, Speak Your Mind, comes to China this summer to perform for fans at VasLive in Shanghai. Including standout tracks like ‘2002’, ‘Friends’ and ‘Ciao Adios’, Speak Your Mind is a sparkling pop album full of fun and funky tunes that recall Taylor Swift’s 1989. The album earned her four nominations at the 2019 Brit Awards, for awards like British Female Solo Artist and British Album of the Year. Anne-Marie released her first single ‘Do It Right’ in November 2015 and released the single ‘Alarm’ from her debut album in May 2016. She then appeared on ‘Rockabye’ by Clean Bandit with Sean Paul, which was released in October 2016 and spent nine weeks at Number 1.

Jul 30, 8pm; RMB280 presale. VasLiveTickets

Aug 2-3 & Aug 16-17: Samajam Kids Show 2 (Djembe)

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China’s most popular musical kids show is headed back to Shanghai. At Samajam: Kids Show 2 (Djembe), everyone in the audience receives a SAMAJAM Music Bag which contains drumsticks, tambourines, a musical tube and an African djembe. Throughout the show, kids and the entire family learn and play with the instruments, as they are led by SAMAJAM performers on stage. 

Aug 2 at 7:30pm, Aug 3 at 10.30am & 3.30pm, Aug 16 at 7.30pm, Aug 17, 10.30am & 3.30pm. RMB180-480. ET Space, see event listingPurchase tickets here

Aug 4-18: Club Med's International Summer Camp in Sanya

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If you're looking for a fun and educational summer camp for your kids look no further than Club Med's International Summer Camp. This year, Club Med will host a 2-week camp in the beachside city of Sanya. Campers will have the chance to stay in the beautiful Sanya Club Med Resort starting August 4. There's a reason why the Club Med International Summer Camp has been dubbed 'the best summer camp in China'. Campers will be able to participate in all sorts of indoor and outdoor activities such as kayaking, archery, baseball, rugby, golf, football, volleyball and more. In addition, the camp will educate kids through a variety of courses: technology, drama, sports, programming, STEM, speech, drama and more. Experts will be on site to teach and mentor children. The 2-week Sanya camp is RMB23,000 per child. However, customers who buy two tickets (within a single purchase) will be reimbursed  RMB1,500 after the event. 

Sanya: RMB23,000 per child for two weeks starting August 4. Sanya Club Med Resort. Reserve your spot by clicking here.

Aug 23-25: Junior Valley Ecologist

During the weekend of August 23-25, the Hong Kong-based Eco Education and Resources Center's environmental school will be hosting four special classes focusing on the exploration of Ningbo Valley in a way that's both fun and enjoyable for your little ones! The classes are specially tailored to kids aged 6-12 years old. They will learn things they can't learn anywhere else. By the end of the weekend, they'll have gained all sorts of knowledge that will even impress adults. The weekend excursion will be held at the beautiful Camphor Tree Valley in Lijiakeng Village, where visitors will spend two nights. Kids will get hands on experience and learn about the plants, forests and streams of Ningbo. They'll learn all sorts of factoids from how plants grow to how they are affected by climate change. 

Aug 23-25, 3pm; RMB4,081 (early bird before August 5), RMB4,490 (package price). Camphor Tree Valley, see event listingPurchase tickets here

Sep 6-15: Evita

Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice’s much-beloved 1978 West End musical is coming to Shanghai this September. Evita follows the life of Eva Peron. It's a story about an Argentine girl who charmed and worked her way up from poverty and eventually married the country’s leader General Juan Peron. Evita was conceived as a sung-through dramatic piece and 'Don’t Cry For Me Argentina' proved to be the most popular single from a show for many years. However, it was 18 months after the release of the record before Evita arrived on stage. The production was directed by Hal Prince and was an artistic and popular success. You can see Evita at SAIC Shanghai Cultural Square from September 6-15.

Sep 6-15, times vary; RMB480-1,280. SAIC Shanghai Cultural Square, see event listingPurchase tickets here.

Sept 7: Pinocchio

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Kids love the story of Pinocchio... and for good reason! Pinocchio will be brought to life in Shanghai this September. The play tells the story a puppet named Pinocchio, who was created out of wood by a man named Geppetto. However, Geppetto wished that his puppet could be a "real boy." His wish was magically granted by the Blue Fairy. The play will take your kids on an adventurous journey with Pinocchio, as he learns how to navigate the world in an honest and truthful way. Whenever Pinocchio does lie, his knowns grows longer and longer! Kids 3 and up are sure to be highly amused and entertained.

Sat Sept 7, 10.30am & 2pm; RMB99-250. Floor 4, Shanghai Mall, 1376, Nanjing Xi Lu, Jing'an district. See event listingPurchase tickets here. (Mandarin language).

Sep 9-15: World Snooker Shanghai Masters 2019

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The greatest snooker players from around the world are back in town as world number one Ronnie ‘The Rocket’ O’Sullivan bids to lift the Shanghai Masters trophy for the third year running. After becoming the richest invitation event in snooker history last year, expect arguably the most competitive field to date as the world’s top 16, plus eight players from China, fight it out for the prestigious trophy and for a share of the jaw-dropping RMB6 million plus prize fund. Running from September 9 to September 15, the Regal International East Asia Hotel will play host to one of the biggest events on the snooker calendar, with Chinese superstar Ding Junhui looking to win the competition for the third time in seven years.

Monday Sep 9 to Sunday Sep 15, RMB80-980. Regal International East Asia Hotel, see event listingBuy tickets.

Ongoing: Peppa Pig World of Play

You can now purchase tickets to the popular Peppa Pig World of Play by clicking right here! Boasting 10 play areas, each referencing a specific scene or location in the Peppa Pig TV series, this indoor theme park is great for Peppa fans young and old. Preschool-aged children will especially enjoy the chance to immerse in the world of Peppa Pig, and embark on exhilarating adventures with the adorable piglet and her family.

10am-8pm; Peppa Pig World of PlayPurchase tickets here.


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