The 10 Best Things to Do in Shanghai This Week

By Andrew Chin and Erica Martin, April 10, 2017

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best of the week...

Apr 11 - May 10: Wicked

Wicked at Shanghai Culture Square  — That's Shanghai — Events —

Stephen Schwartz’s hit musical goes back to the Land of Oz, telling the stories of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. While the film paints the Wicked Witch as a villain, Wicked has fun with its story, recasting her as a victim to the Wizard’s corrupt government. The show has won three Tony Awards and been seen by more than two million people.
Apr 11-May 10, 7.15pm (Tues-Sun) and 2pm (Sat-Sun). Shanghai Culture Square, see event listing.

Apr 12-13: Sinne Eeg Quartet

Sinne Eeg Quartet at JZ Club — That's Shanghai — Events —

One of Scandinavia’s premier female jazz vocalists, Eeg has won the Danish Music Award for best Danish Vocal Jazz Album of the Year three times. She brings her quartet to the refined confines of JZ Club for a pair of shows. Charles Foldesh Trio opens. 
Apr 12-13, 8.30pm, RMB100. JZ Club, see event listing.

Apr 14: Borrowed Identity

Borrowed Identity at Elevator — That's Shanghai — Events —

Slowmance takes over Elevator with some help from the rising German new school house and techno producer. He’s released tracks on Ostgut Ton and Let’s Play House, while remixing the likes of Ben Sims and Jacques Renault.
Apr 14, 10pm-late, RMB80. Elevator, see event listing.

Apr 14-15: Giselle

Giselle at Shanghai International Dance Center — That's Shanghai — Events —

The romantic ballet was first performed in 1841 at Salle Le Peletier in Paris. The show remains hugely popular with Shanghai Ballet reviving choreographer Marius Petipa’s version, which he staged with the Imperial Ballet in St. Petersburg in the late 19th century.
Apr 14-15, 7.30pm, RMB80-680. Shanghai International Dance Center, see event listing.

Apr 14-15: Paul Ogata

Paul Ogata at Kung Fu Komedy Klub — That's Shanghai — Events —

The Kung Fu Komedy favorite returns with his edgy, often-improvised and always hilarious show. The winner of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Ogata has guested on Showtime’s Pacific Rim Comedy, Comedy Centrals’s Live at Gotham and The Late Late Show.
Apr 14-15, 9pm (Fri) 8pm and 10pm (Sat), RMB170-200. Kung Fu Komedy, see event listing.

Apr 14-15: Femme De La Crème Saloon

Femme de la Creme at The Pearl — That's Shanghai — Events —

Groove Entertainment presents this new series of intimate performances mixing dancing, singing, pole dance and comedy. Prepare to be enchanted by veteran vixens and dabbling debuts. Royal Dancing will be showcasing their best students and Lash Lush will glamorize one lucky guest through a makeover. Dress code: vintage/cocktail affair. Tickets available at
Apr 14-15, 9pm, RMB150-200. The Pearl, see event listing.

Apr 15: Hamlet

Hamlet at Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center — That's Shanghai — Events —

NT Live is an initiative that brings the best of West End theater to the rest of the world by filming live productions. They’re screening Olivier Award-winning director Lindsay Turner’s hit adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. Ten million tickets were sold out within seconds for the 12-week show that starred Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch.
Apr 15, 2pm, RMB150. Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, see event listing.

Apr 15: Cloud Nothings

Cloud Nothings at Yuyintang — That's Shanghai — Events —

Described as ‘a band incapable of writing a bad song,’ the Pitchfork approved group specialize in hooky, lo-fi rock. They’ve drawn comparisons to Guided by Voices, worked with iconic producer Steve Albini and have received raves for last year’s Life Without Sound. Lao Ayi opens.
Apr 15, 8.30pm, RMB120-150. Yuyintang, see event listing.

Apr 15: Gaika

Gaika at Dada — That's Shanghai — Events —

Woozy Offline and Genome present the Brixton-based producer and singer who’s been dubbed “electronic music’s answer to Basquiat,” thanks to his powerful strain of forwardthinking electronic dancehall.
Apr 15, 10pm-late, RMB80. DADA, see event listing.

Apr 16: No Man’s Land

No Man's Land at Shanghai Grand Theatre — That's Shanghai — Events —

This National Theatre Live screening of Harold Pinter’s classic story of two old writers getting drunk stars famed thespians (and noted besties) Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellan.
Apr 16, 2pm and 7.15pm, RMB100-150. Shanghai Grand Theatre, see event listing.

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