10 Best Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, August 5, 2019

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best events in town this week.


Aug 6: Stand Up Comedy Open Mic


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Are you the funniest person you know? Then come test your comedic muscles at the Shanghai Comedy Bunker. The venue's open mic comedy show is free for both performers and audience members. If you are interested in performing, send a message to ShanghaiComedy on WeChat or simply show up on your day of choice.

Aug 6, 9pm; free entry. Shanghai Comedy BunkerSee event listing.


Aug 6-11: One Starry Night


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Grand Boat Culture presents a unique combination of art and education with a multimedia experience. Enjoy this magical galleria complete with replicas of 28 pieces by nine masters from Van Gogh to Wan Xi Meng set to piano accompaniment featuring compositions by Mozart, Chopin and more.

Aug 6-11, 10.30am/3.30pm/7.30pm; RMB180-480. Shanghai Grand TheaterSee event listingTickets.


Aug 7: Rhys Lewis


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The British singer-songwriter brings his blues and soul influenced stylings to Yuyintang Park this month. With his major label debut release, EP Bad Timing, in the bag, fans of soulful guitar rock shouldn’t miss this appearance by the Oxfordshire native. 

Aug 7, 9pm; RMB120 presale, RMB150 door. Yuyintang ParkSee event listingTickets.


Aug 7-10: Au Bonheur des Vivants - French Drama


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This mime duo will have you rolling on the floor with their combination of slapstick comedy, acrobatics and illusions. Their unpredictable performance will keep you on your toes and is sure to be a good distraction from the hustle and bustle of life in Shanghai. 

Aug 7-10, 2/7.30pm; RMB180-580. 1862 TheatreSee event listingTickets


Aug 9: Midnight Tacos


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Need something delicious to satisfy your boozy cravings this weekend? Specters and RasTaco have teamed up to do just that. Every Friday and Saturday night until the end of August, this dynamic duo is serving delicious tacos for only RMB30. Enjoy lamb, chicken, carnitas, vegan options and much more.

Aug 9-10, Midnight; RMB30 tacos. Specters II. See event listing.


Aug 9: DJ Lizzy


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DJ Lizzy has performed at various festivals and events all over the Asian continent including Singapore F1 Grand Prix 2018, Jungle Music festival and more. In 2017, she became the first female DJ to ever perform at Ultra China in Shanghai and was invited to play at Ultra China again in 2018. She brings the party to Bar Rouge this month. 

Aug 9, 10pm; RMB100 presale, RMB200 door. Bar RougeSee event listingTickets.


Aug 10: The Sound of the Native South American & Gansu Sangemao Tribal Soul


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What do Gansu province and South America have in common? Well, both have a rich tradition of interesting folk music, as exhibited in this upcoming show. Gansu musician Bone Lhamo Kyap hooks up with Peruvian polymath Ricardo Meza and others for a show unlike any other. 

Aug 10, 9pm; RMB150 presale, RMB180 door. The PearlSee event listingTickets


Aug 10: Animal Sculpture Class

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Everyone thinks their pet deserves a statue. Now you can finally give them what they deserve. The Pottery Workshop's four-session summer class starts this Saturday and will teach you all you need to create your masterpiece. 

Aug 10, 2pm; RMB1,950. The Pottery Workshop Shanghai. See event listing. Register here


Aug 11: Unleash Your Inner Brewer


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Knowing how to make beer is an essential survival skill. Shanghai Craft Brewer’s Association President, Lin Lin, will lead you step-by-step through the brewing process as he creates a Stone Brewing exclusive craft beer. The demonstration is free and draft beers are 10% off for those in attendance.

Aug 11, 2-6pm; free entry. Stone Brewing Tap Room. See event listing


Aug 12: Stay in Character

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Calling all film buffs, Stay In Character is coming to the Bund Bowl next Monday. Enjoy a selection of short films, announcements for film and theater activities, prizes and a costume contest. Tickets are on sale now, so grab one soon and start planning your costume!

Aug 12, 7.30pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 door (one welcome drink). Bund Bowl. See event listing. Scan QR code in flyer for tickets. 


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