The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By Tom Lamming, July 15, 2019

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


Jul 16: Harmony Korine: Mr.Lonely

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Inferno are screening a Harmony Korine film this week. The storyline of Mr Lonely features excellent plot points like, a Michael Jackson impersonator meeting a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, both of whom then move to a castle in Scotland.

Jul 16, 8.30pm; Inferno. See event listing.


Jul 16: China.wav – Faded Ghost and Gouachi

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Radii are bringing together two of Shanghai's most recognizable electronic musicians for a free event this week. Yep, free! Catch the distinct sounds of Gouachi and Faded Ghost at All Club this Tuesday. 

Jul 16, 9pm; free entry. All Club. See event listing.


Jul 18: Population Boom: Green Drinks July Film Screening

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Join the team at Green Drinks to watch the screening of the award-winning documentary, Population Boom. Discussing the concept of overpopulation, the documentary forms the basis for the discussion of whether overpopulation is a myth or a very real reality. 

Jul 18, 7pm-9pm; Haworth Organic Space. See event listing.


Jul 18-21: English Touring Theatre: Othello

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Lovers of Shakespearean works rejoice, another tragedy from the great playwright is coming to Shanghai this week. Revolving from the newly-married Muslim general Othello, the play is about jealousy, betrayal, love and revenge. 

Jul 18-21, 2.30/7.30pm; RMB60-580. Great Theater of China. See event listing. Tickets


Jul 19: LOFAS Pop-Up Pool Party

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Calling all pool party lovers! LOFAS is hosting a pop-up pool party this Thursday afternoon. You can expect DJs, strong drinks and much more, but if the pool and drinks don’t sell the party, there’ll be plenty of water guns on offer to soak your friends.

Jul 19, 3pm; RMB50 presale, ladies get in free for wearing bikinis. LofasSee event listing. Tickets


Jul 19: Tujamo

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Bar Rouge brings you German-born DJ and Producer Tujamo, for a one-night-only set, to play infectious dance music that will ignite the dance floor.

Jul 19, 10pm; RMB100-350. Bar Rouge. See event listing. Tickets.


Jul 20: Cyndi Wang

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Come see world-renowned Taiwanese popstar and actress, Cyndi Wang, for one night only in Shanghai, on the back of her latest studio album release. The stylistic and visual quality of this tour is set to blow fans of the much-loved singer away.

Jul 20, 7.30pm; RMB380-1080. Shanghai Oriental Sports Center. See event listing. Tickets.


Jul 20: Love Bang: Garbagecrunk Freakathon

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Love Bang dips back into the new Elevator for a night of club tracks, hip hop, footwork, industrial and raw sounds to make you thrash in the dark. Headlining the night is one of China's most exciting young producers, GG Lobster from Hangzhou. He'll be joined by Vorbi, Elf and Heatwolves on the evening. Grab your best socks and make sure you don't miss out on this one. Anyone who brings their dad can get in for free, but you have to prove it. 

Jul 20, 10pm; RMB50 before 11pm, RMB80 after 11pm. Elevator. See event listing


Jul 20: Premier League Asia Trophy 2019

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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 third-place play-off and final will take place at Hongkou Football Stadium.

Jul 20, 6pm; RMB288-1,580. Hongkou Football Stadium. See event listings. Tickets.


Jul 21: Shanghai Love/Stone Brewing Collaboration Beer Launch Party

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Be one of the first to test out a unique collaboration between two of Shanghai’s best brewers. Stone Brewing has teamed up with Shanghai Love to create Shadow Binder Black Plum Gose, a sour, fruity and dark roasted malt-balanced brew for the ages.

Jul 16, 3pm; RMB58. Stone Brewing Tap Room. See event listing. 


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