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20 awesome things to do in Shanghai this February

The best nightlife, music, art, stage, film and more this February

The Greatest Showman comes to cinemas
While it's due to go a bit quiet this month on the things to do front during the Chinese New Year celebrations, there's still a whole host of stuff going on before, after (and also during, to be fair) we ring in the year of the dog.

Music & Nightlife

Genome Compilation Vol 2 Release

Critics' pick

Leading local producer and DJ collective Genome unveil their latest compilation, with their own Charity, Hyph11e, Kilo Vee, Khemist, and Rui Ho performing.

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ALL , 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu 23 Feb


Critics' pick

Following their reunion at the tail-end of 2014 and subsequent tours and festival appearances, Ride revealed their first recorded material since the mid-'90s in early 2017. This was followed in March last year by their first album in more than two decades – Weather Diaries – the tour for which now brings them to Shanghai for the first time.

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Modern Sky Lab , 188 Ruihong Lu 28 Feb
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Things to Do

Where to watch Super Bowl LII in Shanghai

It's game time. Super Bowl LII kicks off on Monday February 5 at 7.30am China time. Here's where you can catch the Philadelphia Eagles facing off against the New England Patriots with accompanying breakfast, Buds and buds.

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Read our interview with Kyle Kinane

Food & Drink

Monthly Vegan Brunch at Glam

Critics' pick

Glam is hosting an all vegan, all gluten-free brunch the first Sunday of every month. Make up for your weekend sins, support the environment and treat your body right with an invigorating, healthy and guilt-free meal.

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Glam , 20 Guangdong Lu The First Sunday of every month


My Little Pony: The Movie

My Little Pony is an animated musical fantasy film based on the TV series. The ponies prepare for their first friendship festival, which is interrupted by an invasion of monsters, commanded by a mysterious broken-horned unicorn.

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The Leisure Seeker

A runaway couple hits the road for one last, unforgettable hurrah in an old RV they call The Leisure Seeker. The film is based on a novel that deals in the challenges of growing old with grace. 

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The Commuter

Liam Neeson punches another ticket in his trademark series of cartoonishly over-the-top, yet gritty and realistic action films. In The Commuter, he plays a businessman who gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

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Wind River

One of the 2017's best films finally comes to the big screen in China, but with no set release date other than 'February' for the time being. Fans and newcomers alike shouldn't miss the chance to see Wind River in theatres.

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We caught up with Paul Smith here

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