The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By Erica Martin, July 17, 2017

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

July 17: You Paint, We Pour


Roxie’s recurring drink and draw night returns this Monday. Beer, house wine and house spirits are buy-one get-one from 6-9pm, and you can either purchase one of the art kits on offer or bring your own.
July 17, 6pm, no cover. Roxie, see event listing.

July 19: Wine Lips


Egg hosts the second installment of their natural wine party concept, with six new wines to try. Ticket purchase gets you a tasting card to try out wines from Smash, EMW and Le Sommelier. Cheese is available for an extra fee and China Social Club will provide music.
July 19, 7pm, RMB180. Egg, see event listing

July 20: Sigha


London-based techno producer Sigha comes to Shanghai for the second anniversary of local party collective Say Yes. He's performed with Jeff Mills and done sets at major clubs the world over, including Berghain, Tresor, Fabric and Contact.
July 20, 11pm. Elevator, see event listing.

July 21: The Triplets of Belleville Cine-Concert


French animated film The Triplets of Belleville garnered much acclaim when it debuted in 2003, especially thanks to an evocative score by Benoit Charest. At this special performance, SCAT will screen the film while Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville will recreate the score live onstage, with Charest himself as conductor. See and hear 1920s Paris come alive with this classic children's film.
July 21, 7.30pm, July 22-23, 2.30pm and 7.30pm, RMB80-480. Shanghai Children Art Theatre, see event listing.

July 21: Re:plus


Japanese band Re:plus deals in a unique and lovely brand of instrumental hip-hop and R&B that's heavy on soul and jazzy piano. None of the bandmembers themselves are vocalists, but they regularly work with rappers and R&B singers on their tracks. Catch their China tour at MAO Livehouse.
July 21, 8pm, RMB180. MAO Livehouse, see event listing.

July 21: DJ Airbear


Dada's record-centric dance party 12 Inches of Fun hosts Seoul-based DJ Airbear in his first China show. A writer and record store owner, Airbear is a major creative force in Seoul's music scene. His DJ sets are a rare mix of South Korean funk, disco and psychedelic music of the 70 and 80s.
July 21, 11pm. Dada, see event listing.

July 21: Noise in My Head


China Social Club hosts one of their first international acts at Smash. One of Melbourne's most respected DJs and radio hosts, Noise in My Head has been hosting his own radio show for the past 10 years. His DJ sets consist of house, disco, breakbeat, jungle, synth and a dash of new releases.
July 21, 9pm-late, RMB40 presale, RMB60 door. Smash, see event listing.

July 22: Imaabs


Chilean producer Imaabs is a member of major Mexican underground nightclub collective N.A.A.F.I., and has performed on Boiler Room and at MoMa PS1. Catch his forward-thinking electronic music with Latin elements at ALL.
July 22, 11pm, RMB80. ALL Club, see event listing.

July 22: Medusa


Elevator's recurring and glitter-soaked monthly queer dance party returns. This installment features an all-night back-to-back session of house music with Medusa residents Michael Cignarale and Mau Mau. Ticket price is discounted if you play a game at the door.
July 22, 10pm, RMB50. Elevator, see event listing.

July 22-23: Shanghai Craft Beer Festival


For the 7th year running, Shanghai Craft Beer Festival goes down at Jing An Kerry Centre, with over 30 brews on offer from Shanghai, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the US. Tons of food options and cocktails will also be on offer from local vendors. Entry fee includes a free drink.
July 22-23, 12pm, RMB50. Jing An Kerry Centre, see event listing.

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