The 10 Best Things To Do In Shanghai This Weekend

By Ruth Ilott, March 29, 2019

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best things to do this weekend:

March 29: British Themed Quiz

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Calling all Brit fact and fish & chip-lovers. A British-themed quiz covering music, film, geography, history and all things Blighty is coming to The Camel. RMB150 gets you entry to the quiz along with a fish & chips, chicken parma or pesto pasta, plus a drink. As always, there will be great prizes on offer, and if all that isn't enough, they're running happy hour for the duration of the quiz!

Mar 29, 7.30pm, RMB150. The Camel, see event listing, buy tickets.

March 29: Mixmag Presents Darren Emerson 

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Former member of the British electronic music group Underworld and techno-pioneer, Darren Emerson is performing at Celia Club this Friday night. Expect to hear techno, house and electronic classics from his solo Global Underground album series as well as iconic Underworld hits from the Trainspotting soundtrack and their ground-breaking album,dubnobasswithmyheadman. 

Mar 29, 10pm-late, RMB120 early-bird, RMB170 advance, RMB220 door. Celia Club, see event listing, buy tickets.

March 29: Alexis Cabrera 

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Argentinian DJ and producer Alexis Cabrera will be landing in Shanghai on Friday for a night of techno beats and electric vibes. The Berlin-based DJ is known for his use of modular systems, drum machines, singing and adding vocals on the fly. This one's gonna be good.

Mar 29, 9pm-late, RMB80 early-bird, RMB100 pre-sale, RMB120 (Door). 44KW, see event listing

March 29-30: Drop It Like It's Neptunes 

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SHAKE's six-piece band warps into hyperspace with songs by N*E*R*D, Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, and many more. It's a night of music written by the most iconic, prolific, and influential producer duo of the last three decades: Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams, AKA The Neptunes. Singer/producer Courtney Knott stars in this show, joined by The Shanghai Sheiks plus late sets by Tony Hall and Matt Cooper. Change clothes and lose yourself to dance. Dress code: Star Trak vs. Tokyo Drift.

Mar 29-30, 6pm doors, 10.30pm start, RMB100. Shake, see event listing.

March 30: Addison Groove

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Addison Groove is without question at the forefront of the emerging bass-centric wave of genres. He has pushed the boundaries of dance music for over a decade and successfully combined all the right sounds of jungle, footwork, stripped down drum beats and acid baseline. Get ready to take to the dancefloor all night long. Support from Siesta, Turner and Will A.

Mar 30, 9pm; RMB60 before 11pm, RMB80 after. Dada, see event listing

March 30: SAJAMJAM Kids Show 


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China's most popular musical kids show is headed back to Shanghai. Before the show, everyone in the audience receives a SAMAJAM Music Bag containing three musical instruments: a frame drum, drumsticks and a musical tube. Throughout the show, kids and the entire family learn and play with the instruments, as they are led by SAMAJAM performers on stage. Itís called the SAMAJAM Kids Show, but parents and even grandparents are sure to have fun too. Moreover, the 200 percent participatory experience allows parents to create an exceptional moment of partnership, cooperation and harmony with their kids.

Mar 29-31, varying times, RMB180-350. ET Space, see event listingbuy tickets.

March 30: Tropical China


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This innovative live show brings to life the debut album of avant-garde musical project Tropical China. Consisting of a cross-cultural collaboration of Chinese and Brazilian artists, producers and record labels. Expect the abstract vibe of the Shanghai-based band 33EMYBW and the ambient sounds of GOOOOOSE, as well as Rio de Janeiroís Ava Rocha and Negro Leo, and much more. 

Mar 30, 9pm, RMB80 student, RMB100 pre-sale, RMB120 on site. Modern Sky Lab, see event listing.

March 30: Arnaud Le Texier 


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Top French techno-DJ and producer of the Children Of Tomorrow Label is coming to showcase his talents at 44KW this Saturday night. A veteran of the London Underground music scene, this is a show that techno and electronic music lovers better not miss out on. 

Mar 30, 11.50pm-late, RMB80 early-bird, RMB100 pre-sale, RMB120 door. 44KW. See event listing, buy tickets

March 30: Purple Disco Jungle 


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This club night is all about those glittery disco balls and bright neon lights at this tropical-fuelled party. DJs Giulio Perinello and Luana will be on the decks providing you with those electric and cool vibes to dance to all night long.  

Mar 30, 8pm-late, no cover. Ai Fiori, see event listing.

March 31: NTS Radio and China Social Club


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It's time for NTS's monthly fix of Uptown RnB. For this installment, China Social Club is excited to welcome Taipei talent Lujiachi, Seoul superstar Airbear and NTS favorite Endy for an afternoon of groovy hits.

Mar 31, 4pm-8pm, no cover. Uptown Records n' Beer, see event listing.

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