The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, June 17, 2019

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

Jun 18: The Great Specters Foosball Tourney Taco Night

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Do you like foosball? Are you really good?  It’s time to show us your skills for cash and booze prizes. Specters will be accepting sign-up teams of two in the three weeks running up to the Jun 18. But wait, that's not all. Specters is getting tacos for the tournament. The venue are proud to be teaming up with the rad and gnarly Rasta Taco who will be serving cheap and delicious tacos all night at the event!

Jun 18, 8pm; RMB50 per team. Specters II. See event listing

Jun 18: Radii Chats w/ Gao Jiafeng

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The folks at Radii China bring the first in their new event series, Radii Chats, which will see arts writer and editor Josh Feola chat with musician and performance artist Gao Jiafeng for their podcast, B-Side China. The producer will take the reigns, regaling audience members with his weirdo browser DJ set. 

Jun 18, 8pm; free entry. ALL Club. See event listing

Jun 19: Eliane Amherd and Her Band

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Singer, guitarist and songwriter Eliane Amherd is a true cosmopolitan artist: Born in Switzerland, she lives in New York, and it is that city’s savvy multicultural energy that most influences the unique sound of her original compositions: jazzy, groovy and rooted in African, Brazilian and Latin music. Inventive, enchanted yet earthy. 

Jun 19, 9.15pm; RMB100 presale. JZ Club. See event listing. Tickets

Jun 20: Rooster Run Thursdays

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Need an excuse to get fit? Join the folks at Rooster every Thursday at 7.30pm for a 5-kilometer run around Jing’an district and get a free pint of Vedett White upon completion. 

Jun 20, 7.30pm. The Rooster. See event listing

Jun 20: Ana Caram Trio

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On her most recent release with Chesky Recods, Blue Bossa, Ana Caram celebrates the brilliant marriage between Brazilian music and American jazz resulting in a very cool glimpse into the Bossa Nova scene of a 1960's Jazz club. Blue Bossa features Ana interpreting classic, unforgettable songs from Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ivan Lins, Baden Powell and many others in her inimitable style.

Jun 20, 8.30pm; RMB180-230. JZ Club. See event listing. Tickets

Jun 20: That's Shanghai 2019 Lifestyle Awards


Now in its 11th year, the That's Shanghai Lifestyle Awards ceremony has become the most prestigious night of the year for Shanghai's lifestyle industry, with thousands of votes cast and collected for the many nominees we've selected from all over the city. From the finest boutique stores and shopping destinations, to the most luxurious spas and respected art galleries, all our candidates represent the very best the city has to offer. 

Jun 20, 7pm; RMB100 presale, RMB200 door. See event listing. Ai Fiori. Tickets

Jun 20-21: Musical: Daddy Long Legs

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Whether you're a fan of romance, musicals, or theatrical plays, Daddy Long Legs is a show you'll want to go check out. A Mandarin take on a 1912 novel written by author, Jean Webster, the story revolves around a beautiful young girl who is required to send monthly letters to a wealthy man, whom she has never met before, while in exchange he pays for her college fees.

Jun 20-21, 7.30pm, June 22, 2pm and 7.30pm, June 23, 7.30pm, RMB80-380. Shanghai PG Theater. See event listing. Tickets

Jun 21: An American in Paris

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This gorgeous musical, initially inspired by the film of the same name, features music and lyrics from George and Ira Gershwin. Watch as a couple discover love in the most romantic city in the world.

Jun 21, 7.30pm; RMB180-880; Shanghai Poly Grand Theater. See event listing. Tickets

Jun 22: Glamourlab – The Gourmet Edition

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Join the folks at Glamourlab this weekend for a pampering session like no other. Treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea, as well as a ton of beauty workshops. You'll also be in with the chance to join in on a fantastic pastry lesson with chef Guillaume Comparat. 

Jun 22, 10am/2pm; RMB480. L’Atelier Quartier, Golden Tulip Shanghai Rainbow. See event listing. Tickets

Jun 22-23: Commune Market

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The Commune Market is back this weekend during June 22-23 at Yong Ping Lane. Expect cool new things from local designers, cool tunes, cocktails & beers on tap, delicious gourmet food, delightful baked sweets, a book swap and so much more. On top of that, the event is totally kid-friendly.

Jun 22-23, 11am-7pm; free entry. Yong Ping Lane. See event listing

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