10 Best Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, August 12, 2019

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


Aug 12: Stay in Character

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Calling all film buffs, Stay In Character is coming to Bund Bowl next Monday. Enjoy a selection of short films, announcements for film and theater activities, prizes and a costume contest. Tickets are on sale now, so grab one soon and start planning your costume!

Aug 12, 7.30pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 door (one welcome drink). Bund Bowl. See event listing. Scan QR code in flyer for tickets. 


Aug 13: Tuesday Night Camel Pub Quiz

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Hosted by That's Shanghai's very own Ned Kelly, this weekly pub quiz takes you through ten rounds covering everything from current events, history, music, film and more. Meals are two-for-one and it is happy hour all night. Starts 8pm and it is all wrapped up by 10.30pm so everyone can be fresh at work the next day.

Aug 13, 8pm; no cover. Camel Sports Bar and Kitchen. See event listing


Aug 13: Radii Pres. Audiovisual Sinofuturism

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Radii present the latest in their podcast series, live in front of an audience at All Club. This time around they speak with visual artist Miao Jing and music producer Alex Wang about the ways in which they use their art to speak about the future of humanity and China. 

Aug 13, 8pm; free entry. All Club. See event listing


Aug 16: Westlife

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Your mother’s favorite band are hitting Shanghai. Westlife, best known for their songs ‘Flying Without Wings,’ ‘My Love,’ ‘Uptown Girl’ and so many more are in town this month. Beg, borrow or steal a ticket so as not to miss out on this extraordinary event. 

Aug 16, 7.30pm; RMB399-1,299. National Exhibition and Convention Center. See event listing.


Aug 16: Riva Starr at Bar Rouge

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Capable of turning it out on any dancefloor Riva Starr has been invited onto the biggest stages, from Glastonbury to Fuji Rock. He has also opened for Jamiroquai in Ibiza and has worked with artists as diverse as Horace Andy, Jocelyn Brown, Green Velvet and Arthur Baker. 

Aug 16, 9pm; RMB200 presale, RMB300 door. Bar Rouge. See event listing. Tickets


Aug 17: SUMMER SPLASH – Outdoor Pool Party

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Get ready once again with your bikinis for twice the fun, frolics and crazy beats at this awesome wet and white pool party. You can expect a raffle draw, lip-smacking BBQ and so much more.

Aug 17, 1-8pm; RMB200 presale, RMB300 door (incl. two drinks). Shoushan Wealth Club. See event listing. Scan the QR code in the flyer for tickets. 


Aug 17: Great Australian Ball

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The Great Australian Ball is AustCham Shanghai's hallmark charity event, and is back for its 24th year. AustCham Shanghai is excited to invite you to our 25th Great Australian Ball! Join for their delightful 'Under the Sea' theme at this year's ball. Dress in your best ocean-themed costumes and enjoy a night of impressive outfits, free flow beer and wine, a 4-course dinner and live music and a DJ!

Aug 17, 6.30pm; RMB1,388 early bird (member), RMB1,688 (non-member). Jing An Shangri-La Hotel. See event listing. Tickets


Aug 17: Daya Denise Dey

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Catch Daya Denise Dey’s fantastic birthday bash this month as she brings together the charismatic stylings of legendary singers Billie Holiday and Nina Simone for one evening only at The Pearl.

Aug 17, 10pm; RMB150 presale, RMB200 door. The Pearl. See event listing. Tickets


Aug 17: Love Bang: Shanghai Ghost Hunting Squad

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Ceezy, the paranormal activity director of Shanghai Zoo, ELF from the Unsolved Mysteries Task Force, the fascinating young Detective Jianz and the mysterious colonel Heatwolves will gather to bring you wraith hop, phantasmagoric funk, leisure goth, shadow house and ghost punk to explore unresolved memory mysteries on the dancefloor. Extremely horrifying! Enter at your own risk. 

Aug 17, 10pm; RMB50 before 11pm, RMB80 after 11pm. Elevator. See event listing


Aug 18: Alpha Wolf

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Fans of metalcore delight! Brazen Australian act Alpha Wolf bring their high octane sound, which has been praised for enthralling listeners, being a maelstrom of noise and an unflinching look at the less-than-pleasant side of life. 

Aug 18, 8.30pm; RMB120 presale, RMB160 door. Yuyintang. See event listing. Purchase tickets here


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