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The best things to do in Shanghai this week

Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Eat your art out, R u ok? and more

The weather may be miserable again, your Golden Week holiday is now nothing more than a distant memory and the 19th National Congress probably has your VPN and WhatsApp on the blink, but there is still plenty of great stuff to do in Shanghai this week. See our full list of things to do below.

Food and Drink

Shanghai Oktoberfest 2017

Dig out your lederhosen or your dirndl and head to this massive festival tent and street party near the Rockbund for awesome Bavarian food, live music, and of course, loads of free-flowing beer for a raucous Shanghai-style celebration of the world's most iconic autumn event.

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Yuanmingyuan Lu , Yuanmingyuan Lu Every day


Kingsman: The Golden Circle

When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

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Cinemas around Shanghai 19 Oct - 02 Nov Buy tickets

The Foreigner

Critics' pick

In this action-thriller, grieving father Quan’s (Jackie Chan) relentless quest for his daughter’s killers sees him in a game of cat and mouse with a British government official Liam Hennessy (Pierce Brosnan) whose own murky past may hold the answers Quan is chasing.

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Cinemas around Shanghai 29 Sep - 01 Nov


Antony Gormley: Still Moving

Critics' pick

The Long Museum presents British artist Antony Gormley's first major exhibition in China. Titled 'Antony Gormley: Still Moving', this exhibition features Antony's three installation pieces: 'Critical Mass (II)' (1995), 'Breathing Room' (2012), and 'Passage II' (2017); four suspended sculptural works (2008-2012); and a variety of works on paper (1981-2016).

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Long Museum West Bund , 3398 Longteng Avenue 09 Sep - 26 Nov

Hello, My Name is Paul Smith

Hello, My Name is Paul Smith is a touring exhibition showcasing the fashion designer's journey in building his company, as well as his stylistic tastes and eye for design. 

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Modern Art Museum , 4777 Binjiang Da Dao (滨江大道4777号(近浦电路浦明路口)) Pudong Shanghai Shanghai 10 Oct - 07 Jan Buy tickets

SONSARA: Céleste Boursier-Mougenot

SONSARA is a combination of the parts SON, meaning "sound" in French, and SARA, meaning the continual and never-ending cycle of life, linking together man's past and future, connecting the lives the precedes and follows the current one we are living, making them all into a whole. 

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Minsheng Art Museum , 1929 Shibo Dadao Every day except Monday