The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By Julia Vihinen, December 17, 2018

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


Dec 17: Oysters Galore at The Nest


Photo courtesy of The Nest

Hurry up! This is the last night The Nest, the finest, freshest home to oysters, is offering a dozen fine de claire French oysters for only RMB98. Enjoy them with a Gray Goose vodka martini on the side to start off the week right.

Dec 17, 5.30pm-late, no cover. The Nest, see event listing.


Dec 20: Chicago the Musical

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Flyer courtesy of 247tickets

"Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts”…so begins the international award-winning musical, CHICAGO. With 6 Tony, 2 Olivier, 1 Grammy, 2 Bafta and 6 Academy Awards, Chicago truly is “The sharpest, slickest show on the block". It's the show you can always count on to give you the thrills and memories that only come from seeing a Broadway musical.

Dec 20 - Jan 13, 2pm and 7.30pm, RMB280-1,080. Majestic Theatre, see event listingbuy tickets.


Dec 20: On

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Werkout Project is a group based in Shanghai that is formed by artists from all around the world who focus on music and video. On Saturday, Dec 20 they will showcase their talent at Dada. "ON" is all about old and new house, techno, break beat and acid house.

Dec 20, 9pm, no cover. Dada, see event listing.


Dec 21: Michael Jackson Come Back to the X Holographic Concert

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"The King of Pop is dead, long live the King of Pop!" (In holographic form, anyway.) Yup, here is your chance to see the Michael Jackson, as a holograph. Thanks to some pretty impressive technology, you can watch as the MJ digital apparition moonwalks his way across the stage and performs some of his greatest hits. Think 'Thriller,' 'Beat It' and 'Man in the Mirror,' to name a few.

Dec 21, 7.30pm, RMB144-384.The Mixing Room at Mercedes-Benz ArenaPurchase tickets here


Dec 21: Homegrown Heroes

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The Homegrown Heroes are a combination of three crews and they're here with that pure and good sound. Expect some OG urban tracks and wicked world beats all night from some of the dopest selectors and DJ’s plus a couple of MC’s spitting hot fire. This is a rare chance to see Far East Lion, The Rumpus and Come Correct Crew combine for a monster show, so don't miss it! 

Dec 21, 10pm, RMB50. Arkham, see event listing.


Dec 21: Christmas Theme Party at Electric Circus

Photo courtesy of The Shanghai EDITION

Christmas isn't until next week, but get a head start on the holidays at Electric Circus' Christmas theme party this Friday. Shake off the worries of the week and enjoy some jolly cocktails and music as you dance the night away. 

Dec 21, 10pm. Electric Circus at The Shanghai EDITION, see event listing.


Dec 21: China Social Club - The Bad Seed

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Flyer courtesy of the promoter

China Social Club is warming up the winter months with nitty-gritty electronica and basslines. Inspired by the 1954 novel of the same name - featuring an evil young girl with sinister motives - CSC invites you to forget your humility and let out your own bad seed. DJs Illsee, HYMN and Frau will be providing literary like twists and turns with house, acid, techno, EBM, ghetto, two-step and jungle rhythms on this genre unrestricted jaunt.  

Dec 21, 9pm, no cover. Dada, see event listing.


Dec 22: Riddim'n'Vibe

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Riddim'n'Vibe roll into C’s Bar to bust out the freshest drum & bass and jungle sounds along with some old skool classics mixed in for good measure. Whether you're a local, new in town, or just passing through, come down and shake it with the massive crew.

Dec 22, 10pm, no cover. C's Bar, see event listing.


Dec 22: Giant Swan

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Giant Swan is the brainchild of Robin & Harry; an acerbic marriage of energized, aggressive dance music, quaking bass and hypnotic electronic noise. Across a table of machines and pedals, incorporating abused guitar and liberal vocal manipulation, Giant Swan create a cross-breed of hypnotic bass, industrial percussion and disorientating energy delivered with telepathic intricacy.

Dec 22, 11pm, RMB100-130. Modern Sky Lab, see event listing, buy tickets.


Until Dec 31: Rainy Days at RIINK

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Flyer courtesy of Riink

If miserable, wet weather is threatening to ruin your plans this week, head to RIINK for some drinks and rollerskating to cheer you up! Whenever it rains, they are offering free skates with any purchase at the bar. So take a break from the gray, gloomy reality outdoors and skate away to some groovy tunes under the colorful neon lights. 

Until Dec 31, all day, no cover. RIINK, see event listing.


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