10 Best Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By Jack Douglas, July 22, 2019

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best events in town this week.

Jul 23: Martini Night @ Club 3 1/3

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No James Bond movie is quite complete without a Vodka Martini. Whilst Club 3 1/3 may not have a licence to kill, they sure do have the licence to thrill and this Martini night is sure to offer the perfect combination of sophistication and elegance.

Jul 23, 8pm; RMB55. Club 3 1/3. See event listing.

Jul 24: Courtney Barnett China Tour 2019

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Come enjoy the amazing talent of Courtney Barnett, as she serenades you with her blend of psychedelia, folk and country sounds.

Jul 24, 8.30pm; RMB240 presale, RMB300 door. Modern Sky Lab. See event listing. Purchase tickets here.

Jul 25: Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur - ICC Trophy

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Manchester United will face off against UEFA Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur in the International Champions Cup at Hongkou Stadium this week. Both sides come into this one in fine form, after Man United edged past Italian outfit Inter Milan in Singapore on Saturday, whilst Spurs beat Juventus in the dying minutes thanks to a Harry Kane wondergoal.

Jul 25, 7.30pm; RMB1,441-2,471. Hongkou Stadium. See event listing. Purchase tickets here.

Jul 25: Thursday Girls Night

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The Caxton is back with their weekly girls night which sees them blast past and present R&B classics, whilst ladies take advantage of the superb free frozen margaritas and daiquiris on offer. With a live DJ providing the tunes and hand crafted cocktails on offer, this one is sure to be a hit for all the ladies out there.

Jul 25, 9pm-12pm. The Caxton. See event listing

Jul 26: Stone Brewing One Year Anniversary Party

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What better way to celebrate Shanghai's Stone Brewing Tap Room turning one than pouring unique variations, vintage releases, barrel-aged brews, and other incredible Stone-crafted beers. The celebration kicks off at 5pm, and everyone’s first beer is free, no matter what time you arrive!

Jul 26, 5pm. Stone Brewing Tap Room. See event listing.

Jul 26-27: New Shake City III: The 90's R&B Concert

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Beepers, crop tops, candy rain, floppy disks, Lexus sedans and ’90s R&B. Shanghai's house of funk and soul takes it back to back in the day, with an evening featuring music by TLC, Jade, Janet, Ginuwine, The Neptunes and more, from hip hop soul and new jack swing to Y2K futurism. Singer/producer Courtney Knott stars, joined by SHAKE's six-piece band, The Shanghai Sheiks.

Jul 26-27, 6pm; RMB100 door. Shake. See event listing

Jul 26-27: That Physics Show (Mandarin)

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Professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo brings his scientific magic from the world of physics to Shanghai this week with That Physics Show.

Jul 26-27, 10.30am/7.30pm; RMB180-480. Shanghai City Theatre. See event listing. Purchase tickets here.

Jul 27: Murder on the Oriental Express

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A murder aboard a snow-topped train. A murderer lurks mysteriously within the midst of a group aiming to avoid detection, whilst the rest of the party channel their inner Sherlock Holmes to deduce the true identity behind the vicious crime. Tickets include two drinks and a panini or pizza.

Jul 27, 7pm; RMB160. Fogo. See event listing. RSVP by scanning the QR code in the flyer. 

Jul 27: Girls and Boys Britpop Night

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'You want to live like common people? You want to see whatever common people see?' or so Pulp's 'Common People' goes. For more throwback British Indie tunes like the '95 classic, head down to Specters for a night of music that defined a generation.

Jul 27, 9pm; no cover. Specters II. See event listing.

Jul 28: Dancelife

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Dancelife's monthly session is back for those dance enthusiasts, however good they may be, to let loose and have fun in a judgement-free environment. With the hottest and most diverse playlist, and with all proceeds going to free mental health services helpline Lifeline, make sure you head down for a boogie.

Jul 28, 5.30pm-6.30pm; RMB50. Z&B Fitness. See event listing.

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