The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, November 18, 2019

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


Nov 19: BurgerSuicideClub + TIAN TUAN Live A/V Performance

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BurgerSuicideClub, a band, kind of? They have a guitar and instruments, and they also have: props, masks, stage design, elaborately scripted poems, a sound blending abrasive rock and grinding industrial, a distinctively witchy element, an overall killer vibe. Also materializing on the night is TIAN TUAN, a performance project by artists Sandancunren, Xuandi and Xindi. Past TIAN TUAN productions have included: Future Baby, a series of audiovisual performances and installations exploring themes like “life, feminism, and evolution.”

Nov 19, 9pm; free entry. ALL Club. See event listing


Nov 20: Hatsune's Sake Sensei Dinner

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Back by popular demand, Hatsune founder Alan Wong will host this season’s Sake Sensei Dinner Party in Hatsune iapm, on Wednesday, November 20 at 7pm. Alongside a multi-course paired dinner menu, Alan-san will introduce a balanced and diverse range of four to five different types of quality sake including Junmai, Junmai Ginjo and Junmai Daiginjo etc. You'll learn the meticulous process of brewing sake from rice and water while Alan-san teaches you how to smell and taste the subtle flavors. You will walk away able to fully appreciate just how delicate and beautiful sake can be.

Nov 20, 7pm; RMB380. Hatsune Japanese Restaurant. See event listing


Nov 20: Deafheaven

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Deafheaven, who have left an undeniable footprint on modern metal, will play Bandai Namco on November 20. Described by Rolling Stone as a “boundary-pushing blend of black metal, shoegaze and post-rock,” Californian post-metal five-piece Deafheaven combine screamo vocals and pounding drums with surprisingly melodic guitars to mesmerising effect. Following on from their critically acclaimed 2018 album Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, which featured the Grammy-nominated single ‘Honeycomb,’ the band’s China tour promises to be something very special indeed.

Nov 20, 9pm; RMB160 presale, RMB200 door. Bandai Namco Shanghai Base. See event listing. Tickets


Nov 20: Stone Beer U – Arrogant Consortia

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As the alter ego and sister brand of Stone Brewing, Arrogant Consortia is known as the crusader raging against tyrannical mediocrity. Arrogant Consortia beers are bold, aggressive, and badass, produced specifically for those who love assertive beer, antagonistic metal, hard-hitting rock and sticking up a middle finger to the status quo, man. For the 11th edition of Stone Beer University at 7PM on November 20th, dive face first into the underworld of Arrogant Consortia beers with six pours (5oz) of unbridled draft and bottle brews for 198RMB. Sign up online using the QR code to secure your spot ahead of time or purchase tickets directly at the Tap Room. Beer nerds and noobs alike are welcome.

Nov 20, 7pm; RMB198 for six brews. Stone Brewing Tap Room. See event listing


Nov 21: Boomi Screening – The True Cost

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Join Boomi's screening of a story about clothing. All tickets include a drink by Bottle's XO and bites. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Nov 21, 7pm; RMB30 students, RMB50 presale, RMB70 door. Krspace K11 Center. See event listing. Scan QR code in flyer to register. 


Nov 21-23: Bar Rouge 15th Anniversary

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Celebrating 15 years of serving the people of Shanghai delicious drinks and delightful nightlife vibes, Bar Rouge is putting on an anniversary bonanza this month, taking place over five days. Party all evening from dusk till dawn as they kick off this week-long anniversary celebration.

Nov 21-23, 9pm; RMB100 presale. Bar Rouge. See event listing. Tickets: Nov 21, Nov 22, Nov 23.


Nov 22: Yogee New Waves

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Japanese band Yogee New Waves are one of the foremost Japanese bands keeping city pop alive. They head to China for a number of shows, plus appearances at Modern Sky’s Strawberry Festival, on the back of their March release, album BLUEHARLEM

Nov 22, 8.30pm; RMB200 presale, RMB280 door. Modern Sky Lab. See event listing. Tickets


Nov 23: Run In Blue 5km for Leukemic Children

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Walk, run, dance, hop, or crawl... it doesn’t matter how you cross the finish line because you’ll be helping kids in need! This year, Run In Blue is Rotaract Shanghai's 7th annual 5km charity run! Come for this family friendly event as we run in a blue -shirt to support leukemic children through the New Sunshine Charity Foundation.

Nov 23, 9.30am; RMB120-200. Shanghai Shangde Experimental School. See event listing. Scan QR code in the flyer to register. 


Nov 23: New Noise 10 Year Anniversary

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Celebrating 10 years of awesome shows in China, New Noise have a big November planned. Besides bringing awesome bands like Mum and Deafhaven on tour, New Noise bring together Blue Foundation, Mum and Dalian post rocker Wang Wen for a show in Shanghai this month. 

Nov 23, 8pm; RMB260 presale. Mao Livehouse. See event listing. Tickets


Nov 23: Gang of Four

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After canceling their tour dates in China after sole-remaining member from the release of their seminal punk album, Entertainment!, Andy Gill injured himself at a show in Brooklyn, these iconic rockers are finally making their way to China. 

Nov 23, 8.30pm; RMB280 presale, RMB330 door. Modern Sky Lab. See event listing. Tickets


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