The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, June 10, 2019

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

June 11-16: CATS 

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CATS is one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history. Since its premiere, it has been presented in over 30 countries, translated into 15 languages and seen by over 73 million people worldwide. And in June it's headed right here to Shanghai. The event will take place at Shanghai Culture Square on June 9 and 11-16 (times vary).  

June 13 at 2pm; June 11-15 at 7.30pm; June 15-16 at 2pm. RMB880-1,280. Shanghai Culture SquareSee event listingPurchase tickets here

June 13: Maki Ohguro

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Japanese singer and songwriter Maki Ohguro is all set to perform in Shanghai in June. Maki got her start in the music industry in 1989 as a backup singer for a whole slew of famous artists. But two years into her career, Ohguro started writing her own songs and it's all been uphill from there. You can see the pop singer in Shanghai on June 13 at Bandai Namco Shanghai Base Dream Hall

Thur June 13, 7.30pm; RMB480-680. Bandai Namco Shanghai Base Dream HallSee event listingPurchase tickets here

Jun 13: Fujiya & Miyagi

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Brighton band Fujiya & Miyagi return to China for a tour in the immediate aftermath of the release of their new album, Flashback. With that record set to drop on May 31, fans of the band based in China can expect to hear the new tracks, as well as old favorites off of albums like Transparent Things

Jun 13, 8.30pm; RMB150 presale, RMB200 door. Modern Sky Lab. See event listing. Tickets.

Jun 14: Glenn Wool: Stand Up Comedy Live In Shanghai

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Renowned stand-up comedian Glenn Wool is coming to Shanghai to perform with the Shanghai Comedy Bunker at Cages Bar on June 14. Glenn began his comedy career in his hometown of Vancouver in 1995. He moved to London in 1998 and quickly became an established star of the London comedy circuit before becoming a globally recognized name.

Jun 14, 9pm; RMB150-250. Cages. See event listing. Scan the QR code in the flyer for tickets. 

Jun 14-16: Yellow Fever

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Yellow Fever is a dark comedy about love, identity and the racial power dynamics that underpin them within the local and foreign populations of Shanghai. The mental state of a Chinese-American woman rapidly deteriorates as she starts to question the motivations of her white boyfriend. Meanwhile, a Chinese-American man moves to China to build up his business as a pick-up artist, only to realize that things in China are not as they are back home in America…  

Jun 14-16, 7.30pm; RMB150 presale. Nextmixing. See event listing. Scan the QR code in the flyer for tickets. 

Jun 15: Love Bang 9-Year Anniversary: 

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Holy Kawaii Batman! Love Bang have put together a fantastic line-up of local DJs to celebrate their 9-year anniversary in Elevator this week. Catch the likes of Swimful, Gouachi, Hyph11e and more as they take to the stage to play for all y’all. 

Jun 15, 8.30pm; RMB50 before 11pm, RMB80 after 11pm. Elevator. See event listing

Jun 15: Chaiti Arts Festival

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Chaiti Arts Festival seeks to showcase the rich musical & cultural heritage of India. For Chaiti 2019, renowned Indian Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali and Ayaan Ali will all be in attendance. 

Jun 15, 4pm; RMB200-500. Shanghai Center Theater. See event listing. Tickets

Jun 15: Fen 

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This interesting group of experimental musicians come from various parts of Asia. With the four members collaborating on tours and music expositions in China, Japan, South Korea and Singapore, Fen have managed to establish a cohesive network. Catch these improvisational musicians perform in Shanghai this month. 

Jun 15, 9pm; RMB120 presale, RMB150 door. Yuyintang. See event listing. Tickets

Jun 16: GoEast Summer Market

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Shop, eat, drink and play at this awesome event, which will have a variety of vendors  from lifestyle stores and brands with products and services for expats. Stroll through GoEast’s cozy alley, relax on their roof patio, or chill in the shikumen style house listening to live music.

Jun 16, 1pm; free entry. GoEast Shanghai Library Campus. See event listing

Jun 16: Pause For Paws

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Meet the coolest people and pet-related services in Shanghai. Price includes two hours of free flow of food, beer, wine and soft drinks. All proceeds of ticket sales will go directly to Shanghai Animal Rescue.

Jun 16, 4-6pm; RMB130 (kids 6-12), RMB260 (adults). The Shanghai Racquet Club. See event listing. Scan the QR code in the flyer for tickets. 

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