The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Shanghai


By Sarah Forman, February 11, 2019

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

Feb 14: Valentine's Day Dinners and Deals

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Valentine's Day is upon us, as are the hoards of dining deals and set meals that come with it. Whether you're spending it with your beloved on the Bund or opting for an extra special Tinder date at Windows, we've got plenty of options for you and a full list of offers right here.

Feb 15: 'Til Dawn Part Deux

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Head to Yuyintang for an eclectic set of Latin, prog rock and soulful ballads from four very different Shanghai-based outfits. Renata Niella, Galēan, Olam and That's It (heh, cute) are playing, not quite until dawn, but into the evening showcasing a diverse range of genres that'll give you a taste of who's doing what in this sleepless city of ours.

Feb 15, 9pm, RMB50. Yuyintang, see event listing.

Feb 15: XIA

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If you're into Afro desert fusion, then you're going to want to hit this month's Xia. Percussion, guitar, vocals and "visual wizardry" will come together for a live show and a break from their usual programming.

Feb 15, 9pm, no cover. Dada, see event listing.

Feb 15-16: Black Kisstory

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Blackout Comedy combines everyone's favorite day for romance and Black History month in a standout, stand-up show. For two nights you can count on Beijing Xi Lu for new jokes, giveaways, food and drink specials in what promises to be a side splitting show.

Feb 15-16, 8.30pm, RMB75. Roadhouse Sports Saloon, see event listing.

Feb 15-16: The 90's R&B Concert Sequel

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Beepers, baggy pants, crop tops, floppy disks, Lexus sedans and another round of 90's R&B. Shanghai's house of funk and soul takes it back to back in the day, with an all-new concert featuring the music of Mary J Blige, Blackstreet, Janet, Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey, Faith Evans and lots more. Singer/producer Courtney Knott directs and stars in this show, joined by Shake's six-piece band. Dressing up in living colors highly encouraged. Sounds from new jack swing to hip hop soul and beyond. Live music from 10.30pm. 

Feb 15-16, 10.30pm, RMB100. Shake, see event listing.

Feb 16: Glades

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This fresh Australian alternative pop trio only just put out their debut album, but they’re already becoming one of the hottest acts to watch from the Land Down Under. Like a way cooler, less annoying version of The Chainsmokers. After gaining momentum online with hundreds of millions of streams, and finishing a sell-out Australian tour, they’ll be coming to Shanghai for a show packed with synths, complex electro-pop beats and solemn melodies.

Feb 16, 9pm, RMB120 pre-sale, RMB150 door. Yuyintang Park, see event listingbuy tickets.

Feb 16: China Social Club

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PCJ of Aussie-backed China Social Club is playing with Endy Chen and Jiafeng for a night of disco not disco, techno, internet culture, weird ass sounds and so so so much to dance to. Honestly, not even fully sure what to expect here, but we like all three of these guys, so it should be a super solid one. Could get real funky real fast.

Feb 16, 9pm, no cover. Dada, see event listing.

Feb 16: Citizenn

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WOOBAR at The W is kicking off their "No Rockstars" series with Nottingham native Citizenn. His RNB tinged sci-fi house will be bolstered by techno sets for an "intimate" gathering just north of the Bund.

Feb 16, 9pm, RMB100 pre-sale, RMB150 door. W Shanghai, see event listing.

Feb 16: Andy Hart

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Alter. has invited one of the most influential faces of the Australian music scene, Andy Hart, to ring in the Year of the Pig and hit the decks, just for you. He's the founder of the world-acclaimed label Voyage, former member of the famous Melbourne Deepcast and one-third of the collective Wax'o Paradiso - who've been organizing parties in Melbourne for years at the infamous Social Club down under. Plus he's into sci-fi.

Feb 16, 9.30pm, RMB100 pre-sale, RMB120 door, includes one shot. 44KW, see event listing.

Feb 16: The Dirty Show

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This raunchy, riotous and highly inappropriate stand up session is back just in time to ride the curttails of Saint Valentine himself. Safe to say this one's not for the kids and is probably NSFW, so pick your partner wisely and enjoy an evening of smutty comedy - ticket includes a drink.

Feb 16, 10pm, RMB70, includes one drink. Shanghai Comedy Bunker, see event listing.

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