10 Best Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, September 2, 2019

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


Sep 4-5: Franziskaner Oktoberfest

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Oktoberfest is fast approaching. And you know what that means: lots of beer, meat and parties. If you want to celebrate with the best of 'em, head over to the 2019 Franziskaner Shanghai Oktoberfest this week. But there are only two more days available, Wednesday, September 4 and Thursday, September 5. Tickets are on sale now, so grab yours before they’re sold out!

Sep 4-5, 5-11pm; RMB3,000-3,600 per table. Rockbund. See event listing. Tickets. 


Sep 6: Four Color Jack

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Four Color Zack is a technically dazzling “DJ’s DJ” and highly rated party musician, deftly cutting between arena shows, Vegas megaclubs and underground parties with style and ease. Originally from Seattle, this record slinger continues to wow global audiences with his peerless skills behind the decks.

Sep 6, 10pm; RMB100 presale, RMB200 door. Bar Rouge. See event listing. Tickets


Sep 6: The Japanese House

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Combining a variety of different influences, Amber Bain, aka The Japanese House, creates a sound that is at once dreamy and fluid. Bain’s work investigates the ideas of gender and gender neutrality and aims to present a safe space for androgynous music. 

Sep 6, 8.30pm; RMB140 presale, RMB180 door. VasLive. See event listing. Tickets.


Sep 6: Lebanon Hanover

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Deliciously icy cold wave vibes from Berlin-based duo Lebanon Hanover should be among your top picks for music shows heading into the month ahead. The pair are influenced by everything from William Wordsworth to the vibrant Berlin underground music scene, ensuring a very unique sound. 

Sep 6, 10pm; RMB150 presale, RMB180 door. Mao Livehouse. See event listing. Tickets


Sep 6-15: Evita

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Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice’s much-beloved 1978 West End musical is coming to Shanghai this September. Evita follows the life of Eva Peron. It’s a story about an Argentine girl who charmed and worked her way up from poverty and eventually married the country’s leader General Juan Peron. Evita was conceived as a sung-through dramatic piece and ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ proved to be the most popular single from a show for many years. However, it was 18 months after the release of the record before Evita arrived on stage. The production was directed by Hal Prince and was an artistic and popular success. 

Sep 6-15, times vary; RMB480-1,280. SAIC Shanghai Cultural SquareSee event listingTickets.


Sep 7: Pinocchio 

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Everyone’s favorite long-nosed puppet slash real boy will take to the stage this month in a wonderful Chinese-language play. Catch up with Pinocchio, Geppetto, the talking cricket and all of your other favorite characters from this fantastic Italian kids story. 

Sep 7, 10.30am/2pm; RMB99-250. Shanghai Center Plaza. See event listing. Tickets.


Sep 7: Inferno's 6th Air Guitar Championship

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You might not have the natural ability or dedication to become a guitar god, but if you love rock 'n' roll and lack shame in equally amounts, well boy, we’ve got the night for you: Inferno's Annual Air Guitar Championship! Combining ridiculous costumes, hyperbolic stage antics, haphazard judging and booze-fueled madness, this has the makings of an amazing evening. 

Sep 7, 9pm; no cover. Inferno. See event listing


Sep 7: Eating Music × Yeti Out Present DJ Soulscape Live in Shanghai

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Frequent collaborator with J-Fever, and all around fantastic producer Soulscape returns to Shanghai this weekend, as he joins in on the Eating Music Camp as a mentor. Other guests on the evening will include DJ Gunknown from theBoringRoom in Xi’an, rapper NENGNEN from Hangzhou, Toxic XIMI from Xishuangbanna and organizers Tom Yeti and ollo-MAM will show up in the night for good vibes and great music. 

Sep 7, 9pm; RMB130 presale, RMB160 at the door. Arkham. See event listing. Tickets


Sep 7: AustCham Shanghai Summer BBQ

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Join AustCham for a full-day of family-friendly activities at Wellington College International Shanghai. There will be something for everyone, with plenty to eat, drink, and keep you entertained! Join in for sports, children's games and activities, raffle prizes to be won, and delicious food and drink options. For the kids, there will be no shortage of games and activities, both on and off the field, a variety of sports on offer, and the chance to throw a ball around with new and old friends.

Sep 7, 10am; RMB98 member, RMB128 non-member. Wellington College International Shanghai. See event listing. Tickets


Sep 8: Kashiwa Daisuke

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No Wikipedia page, no problem. Stella Promotions are bringing Japanese composer Kashiwa Daisuke to China this month, shedding light on the internet-famous musician, whose work has gone under-appreciated for the past fifteen years. Since beginning in the music game in 2004, Daisuke’s albums have gained a reputation for pushing the envelope. He combines elements of his post rock beginnings with neo classical music, electronic genres like glitch and IDM, gaining comparisons to Sigur Ros and Godspeed You! Black Emperor for his grand compositions. 

Sep 8, 8pm; RMB120 presale, RMB150 door. Bandai Namco Shanghai Base. See event listing. Tickets


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