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34 awesome things to do in Shanghai this January

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Critics' pick

Founder of Yoruba records and with just the 14 albums to his name, Osunlade is something of a house music legend. He’s seen by many as one of the most gifted producers of soul/funk-infused house. And he got his big break on... Sesame Street. Who knew? 

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UNÏCO , 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu 20 Jan

Mr. Ho

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DADA regulars 12" of Fun bring Hong Kong native DJ and music collector Mr. Ho to Shanghai. After a seven-year-long diaspora in Europe - holding residencies at clubs like Ohm and Tape in Berlin and Batofar in Paris, Mr. Ho aka Michael Ho moved back to his hometown Hong Kong in 2016. He'll lay ...

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DADA , 115 Xingfu Lu 20 Jan


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Rogue One is a side story from the Star Wars juggernaut, focusing on a crew tasked with stealing the plans for the original Death Star. The movie has inspired a range of critical reaction from adoring to derisive, but all note the film’s strong visuals and sense of scale.

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Cinemas around Shanghai 06 Jan - 03 Feb Buy tickets


Into the Heart of the City: Building the Future

Critics' pick

As seen at Photofairs 2016, this is the first solo exhibition by self-taught French photographer Nathalie Perakis-Valat. For this series, the artist met with a group of men working on construction sites in Shanghai, in order to collect their stories. It's a feel good show, with unique ...

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Art+ Shanghai Gallery , 191 South Suzhou Road Every day except Monday

Vivienne Westwood - GET A LIFE

Shanghai K11 Art Mall and K11 Art Foundation introduce a ground-breaking Vivienne Westwood show titled “GET A LIFE”: a fusion of fashion and art, through the lens of activism. The exhibition, co-curated by K11 and Westwood and her team, at the 3,000-sqm chi K11 art museum, traverses six themes ...

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chi K11 Art Space , B3 K11 Art Mall , 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu 20 Dec - 28 Feb Buy tickets

Shanghai Biennale 2016

With its first edition launched in 1996, this month sees the exciting arrival of the 11th Shanghai Biennale, with the works of a whopping 92 participating artists and artist groups from 40 countries worldwide, occupying the atmospheric Power Station of Art. Alongside the main exhibition, ...

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Power Station of Art , 200 Huayuangang Lu Every day except Monday


Martin Stadtfeld Piano Recital

Critics' pick

A known Bach interpreter, Martin Stadfeld won the 2002 Leipzig Bach Competition, and released an acclaimed Bach CD two years later. The programme includes Chaconne (Stadfeld trans), Bach’s Goldberg Variations with 14 integrated canons and others. 

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Shanghai Concert Hall , 523 Yanan Dong Lu 22 Jan