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The Centaurs Episode 12

Critics' pick

The latest of Shanghai experimentalist GOOOOOSE's off-beat showcases hosts Indian ambient electronic artist Jamblu and a modular live set from leading sound artist Yan Jun. GOOOOOSE himself will also be laying down a modular live set, while a hardware set from L-N rounds out the impressive bill. ...

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Yuyintang , 851 Kaixuan Lu 26 Feb



In the near-death after an accident, a sports car driver time-travelled back to the 1990s to meet his severe father and never-seen mother in a small Chinese town.

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Cinemas around Shanghai 28 Jan - 02 Mar Buy tickets

Cook Up a Storm

A Cantonese street cook and his chief rival, a French-trained Michelin-starred chef, discover they have a lot in common as they prepare for a world-famous culinary competition. An international culinary competition becomes a battleground between rival cooks, one famous for his Cantonese street ...

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Cinemas around Shanghai 10-28 Feb Buy tickets

La La Land

The musical that's sweeping the globe after sweeping up at the Oscars, Damien Chazelle's La La Land finally comes to Shanghai cinemas this weekend. A story of an asipiring actress (Emma Stone) and a dedicated jazz musician (Ryan Gosling), it's being hailed as a genre-reviving work.

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Cinemas around Shanghai 11 Feb - 03 Mar Buy tickets


James Turrell: Immersive Light

Critics' pick

World-renowned Californian artist James Turrell arrives at the Long Museum, bringing with him works of epic proportions, showcasing a lifetime of experimentation with light, space and perspective. Having spent 50 years learning how to shape light into art, Turrell's exhibition is mesmerising ...

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Long Museum West Bund , 3398 Longteng Avenue Every day except Monday

Head Without Brain

Critics' pick

Zhu Changquan’s solo exhibition at the M50 gallery analyses a variety of factors that potentially contribute to the overwhelming nature of modern daily life. Displaying works influenced by the media, society and the routines around us, Changquan questions our own abilities to absorb ...

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Vanguard Gallery , 50 Moganshan Lu Every day except Monday

Song Dong: I Don't Know the Mandate of Heaven

Critics' pick

RAM hosts a monographic exhibition by leading avant-garde installation artist, Beijing-born Song Dong. In a show that transforms the entire building both inside and out, the museum presents some of the innovative artist’s best-known works and imposing installations. Note: Rockbund Art ...

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Rockbund Art Museum , 20 Huqiu Lu Every day except Monday

Things to do

Classical and Performance

Sergej Krylov Violin Recital

Critics' pick

Sergej Krylov was born in Moscow in a family of musicians. The father Alexander Krylov was an outstanding violin maker. The mother Liudmila Krylova is a famous piano player and a teacher. Here he plays Bach’s Chaconne from Partita No. 2, Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9 (Kreutzer), and Franck’s ...

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Shanghai Concert Hall , 523 Yanan Dong Lu 26 Feb Buy tickets