The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By Sarah Forman, November 26, 2018

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

Nov 29: Way Out East

Flyer courtesy of Dada.

Internationally comprised, Shanghai-based group "Werkout" will be showcasing their music and video projects tonight. Live video art meets, house, electro, disco-funk and 80s vibes in a multimedia production to kick off your weekend.

Nov 29, 9pm, no cover. Dada, see event listing.

Nov 30: Brawl on the Bund

Photo courtesy of the promoter.

We cannot believe how quickly it has gone, but Brawl on the Bund is now in its 10th year. Looking back over the past decade, they have been filled with excitement, glamor and world-class white-collar boxing. This year’s theme is Moulin Rouge and there are limited tables available for 500 guests. You can expect cabaret dancers, magicians, live singing performances and world-class audio-visual production.

Nov 30, 7pm, RMB4,500-25,000. Hyatt on the Bund, see event listingbuy tickets.

Nov 30: The Molemen

Flyer courtesy of The Molemen.

Feast your ears on a sonic buffet of ska-reggae, psychedelic rock and neo-funk. November 30 at YYT Park heralds the return of subterranean misfits Molemen, alongside fresh-from-touring-Japan Parachutes on Fire and local funksters 和平和浪. 

Nov 30, 9pm, RMB50 pre sale, RMB60 door. Yuyintang Park, see event listing.

Nov 30 - Dec 1: Nu-Queens Saga

Flyer courtesy of Ink Sight Group.

SHAKE keeps funkin' into the future, with a concert dedicated to the women pushing funk and soul steadily forward. The club's six-piece band and guest singers interpret the music of Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys, Janelle Monae, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Angie Stone and more at this show and dance party. Supper club vibes from 6pm; live music from 10.30pm. Futuristic nu-attire encouraged.

Nov 30 - Dec 1, 10.30pm, RMB80. Shake, see event listing.

Nov 30 - Dec 1: Food & Firewater Pop-Up

Flyer courtesy of Taste Collective.

Brought to you by the team behind Happy Ending (that bomb-ass donut pop-up a few months back), chef Simone Thompson is putting on a night of London town's favorite late-night pub foods. We're talkin' lamb curry buns, scotch eggs (EGG! like the location!), doner kebabs and so much more. Veg and vegan options will also be available.

Nov 30 - Dec 1, 9pm, no cover. EGG, see event listing.

Dec 1: Music By Design

Photo courtesy of 247tickets.

Music by design is bringing Chinese and Nordic artists to the stage in a collaborative project unlike anything they've put on before. Cha Cha, Jasmine Li and Dirty Fingers will play with Finnish singer-songwriter Ida Elina, Norwegian Bror Forsgren, Danish Farveblend and soul-singer Elias for a multi-national showcase that's promising to cover a lot of ground.

Dec 1, 8pm, RMB100 pre sale, RMB120 door. Yuyintang, see event listing, buy tickets.

Dec 1: Italian Dance Wave Asia

Flyer courtesy of Dada.

DJs Altieri, Velvet Robot and Illsee are bringing the Italian take on Chicago house, acid, slow disco and other contemporary genres at Dada this Saturday.

Dec 1, 9pm, no cover. Dada, see event listing.

Dec 1: Cozyway

Flyer courtesy of SHFT.

Did you know a new club opened up in United Valley? Well, they did, and it's called DASH, and hip hop is apparently their thing. We haven't been yet, but feel that's one thing this city could use more of so... here's hoping.

Dec 1, 11pm, RMB80. DASH, see event listing.

Dec 2: Samba Day

Flyer courtesy of Barraco.

Eat, drink, but most importanly, dance your heart out this weekend at Barraco. They're celebrating National Samba Day with live music and feijoada from their new head chef, Victor Vieira, and it's gonna be delicious. And fun. And did we mention live samba players?

Dec 2, 1pm, no cover. Barraco, see event listing.

Dec 2: Mary See The Future

Flyer courtesy of Mao Livehouse.

Influenced by British rock, this mando-pop band has been making music for over 10 years now. Having all grown up in Taipei, there's a soft romanticism to their indie sound, mixing hope, desperation and other opposing factors in their lyrics and vibe.

Dec 2, 8.30pm, RMB100 pre sale, RMB120 door. Mao Livehouse, see event listing. 

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