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31 awesome things to do this weekend

Years and Years, the Shanghai Derby, National Tourism Day and more

Get ready for another action packed Shanghai weekend. There are quality live music offerings from the likes of Years and Years, Clean Bandit and Cold Cave, while EDM giant Afrojack will be behind the decks at Fusion. There's also the small matter of the Chinese Super League's showpiece event, as Shanghai Shenhua host local rivals Shanghai SIPG at Hongkou Stadium in the Shanghai Derby. See below for our full list of picks.


National Tourism Day

75 attractions around Shanghai including the Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Wild Animal Park and Shanghai Natural History Museum will be offering half-price entry as part of National Tourism Day. 

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By: Kong Tin Jun


Julian Opie

British contemporary art legend Julian Opie arrives in Shanghai for the first time, bringing with him over 50 of his signature graphic works. His art, which is featured on the cover of Britpop band Blur's 2000 Best Of album, is internationally renowned for its skilful simplicity but extraordinary clarity.

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Fosun Foundation Art Center , 600 Zhongshan Dong'er Lu 28 Mar - 10 Jun

Power Rangers

'It’s morphin’ time!' fans will yell, as waves of light explode, colour-coded armour creeps onto bodies, and tears of recognition are wiped away. Rarely has a franchise dominated childhoods as thoroughly as the ’90s-era live-action Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, devoured on TV and cemented with action figures and toys. Today’s grown-up kids aren’t ready for the reboot, but they should be.

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Cinemas around Shanghai 11-26 May Buy tickets

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The latest installment from the Marvel universe and sequel to 2014 hit Guardians of the Galaxy, the film features a star-studded ensemble cast including Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Sylvester Stallone, Karen Gillan and Kurt Russell and continues the team's ...

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Cinemas around Shanghai 04 May - 01 Jun Buy tickets


Shanghai-based womenswear brand Arete is ditching the conventional runway shows in favour of inviting the public to view its latest clothing collection at Pata Gallery in M50 art district. The brand has collaborated with contemporary artist Tracie Cheng to create a ‘fashion art’ exhibition, ...

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Pata Gallery , 50 Moganshan Lu Every day except Monday Free

Paradox of Reality: Latest Works by Shen Hua

Including a unique series of painted images on mirrors, this exhibition sees Sichuan-based artist Shen Hua present his pictorial conclusions of recent reflections on realism. With minimalistic abstract works and themes including post-modernity and the relationship between language and reality, ...

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Art+ Shanghai Gallery , 191 South Suzhou Road 21 Apr - 04 Jun

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