The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, December 23, 2019

0 0

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


Dec 24: Christmas Eve Quiz

Christmas-Eve-Quiz.jpg

Staying in town over the festive season? Tuesday, Dec 24 will see a special Christmas Eve Quiz at The Camel. It is absolutely free to enter, and there is a RMB500 voucher up for grabs, as well as booze prizes. If all that was not enough, main meals are two for RMB100 and it is happy hour all night! It kicks off at 8pm and is all wrapped up by 10.30pm so everyone can home before Santa pays them a visit.

Dec 24, 8pm. The CamelSee event listing.

Dec 21-25: Moller Villa Castle Christmas Market

Moller Villa Christmas Market

For the first time ever, the iconic Moller Villa opens to the public for its inaugural Christmas Market, organized by AnyHelper together with Moller Villa Hotel and Shanghai International Convention & Exhibition Center. At the first-annual Moller Villa Christmas Market, you’ll enjoy music, food, auctions, performances, craft goods, lucky draws and more. From swing dance shows to clown performances, there will be plenty of fun activities to keep visitors of all ages entertained. Don’t forget to take a selfie with Santa Claus or sing Christmas carols along with the live bands!

Dec 21-25, 10am-8pm (Dec 21-22), 3-8pm (Dec 23-25); RMB50-188. Moller Villa HotelSee event listingTickets


Until Dec 28: PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure


Flyer courtesy of promoter

Based on everybody’s favorite animated TV series on Nickelodeon, PAW Patrol Live! is stopping off right here in Shanghai this December. PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure brings everybody’s favorite pups to the stage for an action-packed musical adventure. PAW Patrol Live! is not only fun and entertaining, but the show shares lessons about social skills, problem solving and teamwork. The performance features up-tempo music and captivating stories perfect for kids. The Great Pirate Adventure takes place on Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for a big celebration! But first, Ryder and his team of pirate pups must rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. On the way, they also discover a secret pirate treasure map. The PAW Patrol set out over land and sea to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway’s celebration before Mayor Humdinger finds it first. The pups will need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including some help from the newest pup... Tracker!

Dec 25 & 28, times vary; RMB180-580. Yihai TheatreSee event listingTickets.


Through Dec 29: Matilda the Musical

The Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning musical based on the classic children's book by Roald Dahl is coming to Shanghai! It tells the story of a special young girl named Matilda. Matilda is an incredibly intelligent and curious child who loves books and uses her whit to cope with her mean parents and tyrannical school principal. Based on the 1988 novel, the musical made its debut in 2010. Matilda: The Musical now holds the record for most Olivier awards for a musical and has toured around the world. With writing by Dennis Kelly and songs by the Tim Minchin, the musical is a stand-out of the genre. It's the perfect outing for parents and their little ones. 

Dec 6-29, times vary; RMB580-1,080. Shanghai Culture Square. See event listingTickets.


Dec 24: Tidal Force Tale of Two Cities

201912/tidalforce.jpg
Flyer courtesy of promoter

This is an absolutely stellar lineup from the folks at Searchlight of Voice and VasLive. Peach Illusion, Jan & Naomi, Schoolgirl Byebye, Loft Beach and more will all take to the stage, each playing their own brand of nostalgic, heartbreaking indie pop music. 

Dec 24, 7.30pm; RMB200 presale, RMB240 door. Vaslive. See event listing. Tickets


Dec 25: Cosign Xmas Special: Mars 89

1080S2.jpg
Flyer courtesy of promoter

Mars89 is a DJ/Composer currently based in Tokyo. In 2016 he published a cassette tape & zine bundle named East End Chaos. In 2017, Bristol-based experimental dub label Bokeh Versions released Mars89’s Lucid Dream, an eight-track EP. In 2018 he released 12inch vinyl named End Of The Death from Bokeh Versions. Channeling gqom, ballroom, Jersey club, dancehall, grime, UK bassline and sci-fi soundtracks, End Of The Death is a continuation of the producer’s signature murky sound outlined on last year’s Lucid Dream EP, also released on Bokeh.

Dec 25, 10pm. ALL Club. See event listing


Dec 26-Jan 5: The Blue Man Group

201907/a45c235fd4f8c94802de1b8e35c2fc71.jpg
Image courtesy of promoter

Expect to laugh, rock out and have a blast as the bald, blue men entertain through music, art and comedy. You know a show is popular when over 35 million people of all ages, languages and cultures have seen it. It’s going to be a masterful and musical trip, led by three of the boldest, baldest and bluest guys on the planet. 

Dec 26-Jan 5, RMB80-1,080. 1862 Theatre. See event listingTickets


Dec 27: Shanghai Avant-Garde Festival

1669229652.jpg
Flyer courtesy of promoter

Lofas have put together a stellar round-up of noise artists, avant garde musicians, sound artists and more for its Shanghai Avant-Garde Festival on December 27, and tickets for that are now available on thMart. Bringing together some of the leading lights in noise music and sound experimentation, such as Torturing Nurse, Li Jianhong, Mii and more. 

Dec 27, 8pm; RMB150 presale. Lofas. See event listing. Tickets


Until January 5: Bob Dylan's 'Retrospectrum'

o_1dl1a9f691cpjsqlbfjsi8pcad.png
Image courtesy of promoter

Bob Dylan is well known as one of the world’s most influential and groundbreaking musicians. But did you know he has a long history as an extremely talented visual artist? The first retrospective exhibition of Bob Dylan’s visual artworks – Retrospectrum – debuted at the Modern Art Museum (MAM) in Shanghai on September 28 and will run through January 5. Spanning five decades of the artist’s career, and seven series of works, Retrospectrum will mark the artist’s most comprehensive art exhibition to date, enabling visitors to experience Dylan’s artwork in a uniquely immersive and interactive environment.

Until January 5, Modern Art MuseumTickets


Until April 5: Frozen


Image courtesy of promoter

Your kids will go crazy for this magical Frozen-themed exhibition. The exhibition brings the 2013 Disney film to life. Tag along as Anna, the fearless princess of Arendelle, sets off on a journey with a rugged iceman, a pet reindeer and a snowman to find her sister and escape from eternal winter. The exhibition will be held at Shanghai Global Harbor Mall from December 21 until April 5. The 1,500-square-meter space will be transformed to recreate nine of the movie's most classic scenes and feature nine interactive areas. Your little ones will also be able to check out over 200 original production drawings from the movie and shop for over 1,000 limited edition Frozen products. It's every kid's dream! Presale tickets are offered for a limited time only for just RMB78. Make sure to get yours before December 20!

Dec 21-April 5, times vary; RMB100-199. Shanghai Global HarborSee event listingTickets.


Get more Shanghai event guides sent directly to your phone (along with restaurant reviews, giveaways and other goodies) by adding Thats_Shanghai on WeChat, liking us on Facebook or subscribing to our weekly newsletter.

If you have an event, upload it to our site through our User Center. It's free, it's easy and it's the best way to get into one of our Event Guides.

more news

Conflicting Tides: Digital Streaming and Live Music in China

Consumption of digital music in China is growing rapidly. But does this growth come at a loss for the live music industry?

PHOTOS: Yuyintang Live Music Awards 2019

Storied Shanghai live music venue Yuyintang celebrated its 15th anniversary in January with its first-ever live music awards ceremony.

The 10 Best Nightlife Events in Shanghai This Weekend

All the best nightlife events this weekend.

The 6 Best Live Shows in Shanghai This Week

The best live music shows on this week in Shanghai.

Live Beijing Music Founder Will Griffith is Bidding Beijing Adieu

Will Griffith has been at the forefront of documenting the weird and wonderful underground music scenes in Beijing for the better part of the past decade.

The 7 Best Live Shows in Shanghai This Week

The best live music shows on this week in Shanghai.

The 8 Best Nightlife Events in Shanghai This Weekend

Nightclubbing we're nightclubbing. We're what's happening. Nightclubbing we're nightclubbing. We're filet mignons on the beach.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at Thats_Shanghai for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Shanghai With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Shanghai!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.