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The best things to do in Shanghai this week

Shanghai Craft Beer Festival, Game of Thrones Season 7 and more

It's still hot and we don't think that's gonna be changing anytime soon. Luckily, Shanghai is still awesome, and that won't be changing anytime soon either. There are loads of ways to enjoy the summer without overheating (63 to be exact) and, if all else is lost, cool off with one of these fabulous frozen drinks. As far as this week is concerned there is plenty going on. See below for our full list of picks.

Food and Drink

Yoga and brunch session at Bread etc

This week, do yoga and have brunch at Bread etc. It will be an energetic experience to boost your energy and body with suryanamaskar morning flow yoga and an energy brunch. The menu consists of choice of eggs, rye flour bread, quinoa salad, mini cup mix (avocado blend, red beans, sesame paste, dry fruits, fresh fruits, granola yogurt), fresh juice and hot drinks.

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Bread etc, Nanjing Xi Lu , 1486 Nanjing Xi Lu 23 Jul

Shanghai Craft Beer Festival

The 2017 Shanghai Craft Beer Festival is back and better than ever for the seventh year in a row. With over 30 craft beer brands from Shanghai, Taiwan, Hong Kong and America, beer is sure to be flowing all weekend long. Gourmet food vendors will be there to drum up tasty options to pair with, and live music and DJ lineups will keep the energy up all day.

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Jingan Kerry Centre , 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu 22 Jul , 23 Jul

Spice Off Spicy Eating Competition

Join Shanghai Tattoo and Hot Box for an afternoon of fiery food and drink at their Spice Off Spicy Eating Competition! Expect loads of hot sauces (naturally), plus BBQ, beers, Bloody Caesars and super hot 'Devil's Baijiu'. Competition prizes from Hot Box, Shanghai Tattoo, Monster Energy and Operation Chiin Chilla.

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Shanghai Tattoo , 1 Maoming Nan Lu 22 Jul


I Love Summer Nights

Critics' pick

Hot town, summer in the city... Modern Sky Lab comes over all tropical as they host Shanghai post-rock stalwarts 21 Grams, one of the city's best new bands Lao Ayi plus Something Against Y and Heimu (he of Non-Plus of Color fame) for a night of post-punk, experimental psych-rock and more.

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Modern Sky Lab , 188 Ruihong Lu 21 Jul


Mega Sens Lab: Daddy G

Critics' pick

Massive Attack maestro Daddy G returns to Shanghai for a DJ set at the new W hotel. He'll be backed by a live set from Redshape plus local heart-throb Cavia. That's at the property's Woo Bar.

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W Shanghai - The Bund , 66 Lvshun Lu (旅顺路66号) Hongkou Shanghai Shanghai 22 Jul , 23 Jul Buy tickets


Chilean producer and Mexico City-based NAAFI crew member Imaabs lands in Shanghai for a night of Latin diasporic club jams.

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ALL , 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu 22 Jul

Things to do

Jululu Indie Book Fest 2017

Join the Jululu Indie Book Festival in July for a celebration of the city's independently published books and magazines. Support independent artists and join panel discussions, a marketplace and an exhibition. Attendees will include designers, writers, editors and printers, including locally-published Lost, The Cleaver and The Shanghai Literary Review.

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Daliah , 408 Shaanxi Bei Lu 17-23 Jul


Entangled in Duality

Hu Weiqi's makes an attempt to unveil how deep of an imprint this miraculous, eye-catching and lighting-fast social, political and cultural transition has left on the mentalities, conscious and believes of Chinese people. Hu Weiqi saturates his works with dualities, with red and blue solid ...

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


Qu Fengguo's new solo exhibition 'Midsummer', his third at Don Gallery, presents the paintings that belong to the series "Four Seasons" composed between 2015 and 2017. "Four Seasons" by Qu Fengguo stems from a sense of aesthetic judgment analogous to "mono-no-aware". It is the unconscious ...

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Don Gallery West Bund , 2879 Longteng Avenue 03 Jun - 23 Jul

Body·Media II

Continuing the theme of 2007's Body Media exhibition, this new edition re-discusses the close ties between new media and body within the new era context totally revolutionised by advancing technologies. It contains installations, performance art, photography, video and more. The exhibition ...

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


SCA Summer Intensive Course

The SCA (Shanghai Chess Academy) is running a summer camp for young chess lovers. You can join for from half a day at 350RMB, full day at 600RMB to a week long at 1500RMB (half day camp) or 2500RMB (full day camp). The sessions are available at SCA's Jingan Centre and Jinqiao Centre outposts. Open to children of all ages and levels.

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Shanghai Chess Academy , 1500 Yao Long Lu 19 Jul - 18 Aug