The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By Sarah Forman, February 18, 2019

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


Feb 19: Rolling Lions

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Flyer courtesy of Riink

Chinese New Year is finally coming to an end, but you can round out the holiday with another night of festivities at Riink this Tuesday. RMB99 gets you a drink and some skates, plus they'll be dishing out complimentary "sweet rice balls". We think that's tangyuan. Yum.

Feb 19, 6pm, no cover. Riink, see event listing.


Feb 20: Beer University

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Flyer courtesy of Stone Brewing Tap Room

Class is in session for Stone's second beer workshop, this time around focusing on China's craft history. You'll get six 5 ounce pours and 10 percent off any you purchase to take home with you, so go learn a thing and have some drinks while you're at it.

Feb 20, 7pm, RMB148. Stone Brewing Tap Room, see event listing.


Feb 20: Kodaline

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Photo courtesy of 247tickets

Following the release of their 2018 album Politics of Living, Kodaline are bringing a new show and new setlist to town. The four-piece from Dublin known for their radio-ready rock sound have been likened to Coldplay and The Head and The Heart, with folk vibes that’ll give you all the feels.

Feb 20, 8pm, RMB520. Bandai Namco Shanghai Base, see event listingbuy tickets.


Feb 22: SID

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Photo courtesy of 247tickets

Japanese four-man band SID has been putting out alternative rock, hard rock and pop rock albums since 2004. To celebrate their 15th anniversary, they’ll be performing their new and old tracks in Shanghai this month.

Feb 22, 7.30pm, RMB580. Bandai Namco Shanghai Base, see event listingbuy tickets.


Feb 22: Craig David

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Photo courtesy of the promoter

The multi Grammy-nominated Craig David will bring his TS5 Tour to Shanghai on February 22 at Jing'an Sports Center. The veteran UK pop star has had quite the career. The singer, songwriter and rapper has sold a whopping 15 million albums worldwide and his single ‘7 Days’ was in the Top 10 Billboard.

It's been 18 years since his debut album, the critically acclaimed Born To Do It, was at Number 1 all over the world, selling 1.5 million copies in the United States alone and spawning Billboard Chart Hits ‘7 Days’, ‘Fill Me In’ and ‘Walking Away.’ Nearly two decades later and Craig is still going strong.

Feb 22, 8pm, RMB480-880. Jing'an Sports Centre, see event listingbuy tickets.


Feb 22: Lillies and Remains

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Photo courtesy of 247tickets

Formed way back in 2006 by three college mates in Kyoto, this new wave/post-punk band is one of the most prominent groups in the Japanese indie rock scene. With catchy hooks and edgy, metallic guitar sounds, they create an atmosphere unlike any other.

Feb 22, 8.30pm, RMB90 pre-sale, RMB120 door. Yuyintang, see event listingbuy tickets.


Feb 22: Hologram Dreams

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Flyer courtesy of Dada

'A voyage from funk into the future…' DJs Heatwolves and Finascia take Dada's dancefloor on a hyperloop journey from city-pop, Italo disco and Chicago house into new wave, electro and cybernetic madness. Seminal classics, brand new sounds, unknown pleasures and rare anime visuals.

Feb 22, 9pm, no cover. Dada, see event listing.


Feb 22-28: School of Rock Musical

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Photo courtesy of 247tickets

As the title suggests, the musical follows an out-of-work rock singer, who works as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. After recognizing his students' talent in music, he turns them into a music band and determines to win the upcoming competition. Based on the 2003 hit film with the same name, the show, which is a treat for all ages, will blow your mind with thrilling music and passion for dream.

Feb 22-28, 1.30pm, 7.15pm, RMB160-1,080. Shanghai Grand Theatre, see event listingbuy tickets.



Feb 23: Huit Etoiles

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Flyer courtesy of Dada

Based in Tokyo, Japan, Huit Etoiles are a leader in nu-disco. The DJ crew has played famous nightclubs across the globe, and are now coming to Shanghai’s very own Dada bar to showcase their Wamono (Japanese style) sets.

Feb 23, 9pm, RMB30 pre-sale, RMB50 door. Dada, see event listingbuy tickets.


Feb 23-24: Commune Market

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Photo courtesy of the promoter

Commune Market, one of Shanghai’s favorite community events, is back for 2019. Over the weekend of February 23-24, from 11am-6pm, join vendors at Yong Ping Lane. Expect new creations from local designers, gourmet food, music, beer and wine.

Feb 23-24, 11am, no cover. Yong Ping Lane, see event listing.


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