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The top 10 things to do this weekend

Our picks of the best things to do this weekend in Shanghai

It's that time of the week where you and your coworkers/classmates/friends start to make small talk about what your plans are for the weekend. No idea what to do? Fear not! We've got your back with our top ten picks for what to do in Shanghai this weekend.

Of course, there's St Patrick's Day (see our guide to everything to do in Shanghai for St Paddy's this year), Oscar-winning movie The Shape of Water is now out at Shanghai cinemas, fresh new bakery 'Cinnamon Loafers' bring their gluten-free and vegan treats for a pop-up at Egg, and much more.

The Shape of Water

Critics' pick

Reliably, director Guillermo del Toro’s mind goes to squishy, sexual places. He’s a true voluptuary, not just the guy behind those bony creatures from Pan’s Labyrinth but also, per last year’s Crimson Peak, a believer in grand, melodramatic flourishes. Del Toro’s latest, the tremblingly ...

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Cinemas around Shanghai 14-23 Mar Buy tickets

Shanghai International Literary Festival 2018

The 16th annual Literary Festival at M's Glam is back for another year of exciting speakers, debates, workshops, book readings and film screenings. On Saturday 17, hear Midnight in Peking (and the highly anticipated City of Devils) author Paul French delve into Shanghai's history with stories of showgirls, gypsies and gangsters from the first half of the 20th century. Then on Sunday 18, watch as six Financial Times journalists go head to head in a debate that asks: 'Who is more dangerous, "Little Rocket Man" Kim Jong Un or "Mentally Deranged Dotard" Donald Trump?'. Tickets are going like lightning, book online now

Also recommended: You can still get tickets for these thrilling talks at the M International Literary Festival.

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Glam , 20 Guangdong Lu 15-28 Mar