The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, April 29, 2019

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

Apr 29: Warbly Jets

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Drawing heavily on influences from 1980s Los Angeles bands like Dream Syndicate and The Byrds, Warbly Jets bring a neo-psychedelic sound to the stage this month. On their well-received latest EP Propaganda, they’ve been delving into a more electro-centric modus operandi to record their thoughts on consumerism, social media and modern America.

Apr 29, 8.30pm, RMB160 pre-sale, RMB220 door. Yuyintang Park, see event listingbuy tickets.

Apr 29 - May 2: JZ Spring Fest

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The 6th annual jazz festival will feature over a hundred local and international jazz musicians including some big names such as Laura Fygi, John Daversa and Journey drummer Steve Smith. Artists will play across multiple stages during the multiday festival. Ranging from blues to funk and Latin fusion to R&B, it’s a diverse and impressive lineup that’ll turn any pair of ordinary sneakers into dancing shoes. All outdoor concerts are free, but you can buy tickets for headliners like Fygi and Daversa.

Apr 29 - May 2, varying times, RMB680 (all outdoor performances free). Shanghai Center Theatre, see event listingbuy tickets

Apr 30: Alter.

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Alter. is back again at 44KW for an eclectic evening featuring one of the most well-known DJs in the Parisian scene, Bambounou. Get ready to dance the night away.

Tues Apr 30, 9pm-late.RMB80 (presale), RMB100 (door). 44KW, see event listing.

Apr 30: Katie Cooper

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Looking for something to do over the May Day holiday? Kick things off with an all-female lineup including Katie Cooper, Siesta and jiruin1l for a night of UK bass and funk, Afrobeats and more.

Tues April 30, 10.30pm-late; free entry. Dada, see event listing

May 2: Boiler Room Shanghai

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Boiler Room is back in action. On Thursday May 2, they'll be linking Beijing and Shanghai with New York and Berlin for an epic night of underground beats.

Thur May 2, 10.30pm-late. 44KW, see event listing

May 3: Do Hits 8th Anniversary Party

Since they formed in 2011, electronic music collective Do Hits have seen their influence spread from their hometown of Beijing to across China. With monthly club nights, electronic music publishing and a unique visual identity, their 8th-anniversary party promises to be the culmination of their work to date, with live AV sets from Howie Lee and Teom Chen, Jason Hou and Miao Jing alongside Alex Wang and Chillchill.  

Fri May 3, RMB120 (presale), RMB150 (door). VasLive, see event listing

May 3-5: Longines Global Champions Tour

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The Longines Global Champions Tour is one of the most prestigious equestrian events in the world. During the global tour, jumping horses from Europe and the Americas compete in cities all around the world. The event will stop off right here in Shanghai from May 3-5. Every year, the world’s top riders and nearly 100 top horses attend the Shanghai Longines Global Champions Tour. The three-day event will attract over 25,000 people and over 10 million viewers on Chinese TV. Just like last year, the China (Shanghai) International Horse Fair will be held at the same time for those who’d like to check it out. 

May 3-5, RMB180-670. Shanghai World Expo Equestrian Park (Xueye Road near Shangnan Road, Expo Garden, Pudong), see event listingPurchase tickets here.

May 4: Skrillex

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DJ, producer and Grammy award winner Skrillex is headed back to Shanghai. Check out what is sure to be an excellent set at TAXX on May 4.

Sat 10.30pm  RMB580 (presale), RMB880 (door). TAXX, see event listing

May 4-5: One Starry Night: Out of the Blue

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One Starry Night: Out of the Blue takes you and your family on a journey filled with art, music and culture. This magical event is the perfect way to introduce your little ones to a whole new world. The event will take place at Lyceum Theatre on May 4-5. You'll get to explore and interact with 28 different works of art painted by nine masters including Van Gogh, Monet, Da Vinci, Wang Xi Meng and more. If your kids are musically inclined, they can appreciate piano concerts composed by the likes of Mozart, Chopin, Debussy, Grieg and more. By exploring such a fun and joy-filled environment, your children will be inspired to learn more about the beauty of art and music.

May 4-5, 10.30am & 3.30pm; RMB180-380. Lyceum Theatre, see event listingPurchase tickets here.

Wall Drawings: Sol Lewitt

View of the exhibition "Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawings" at Shanghai Perrotin, 2019
© 2018 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

As one of the foremost American conceptual and minimal artsist, this collection of seminal works is one not to be missed. LeWitt's wall drawings were originally conceived in the 1980s, and are painted directly onto the building's surface, making them replicable and raising questions about ownership, authenticity and multiplicity. This is the first exhibition of this type or work in China, so head down to the Bund to see how they've transformed the space.

Until May 25, Perrotin Gallery.

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