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The best things to do in Shanghai this week

Get stuck into the biggest and best things to do over the next seven days

We might be only day two into a six-day working week, but as per, Shanghai is pretty much bursting with events to keep you out and about this week. Go all out red, white and blue (even if you're not American) at parties across the city for the USA's Independence Day, dance like nobody's watching while raising money for Lifeline as un-choreographed party Dancelife returns, catch the first edition of Commune Reserve's Beer University and lots more.


Under Lockdown

A solo exhibition at Xime by artist Jaime Ekkens, whose two series of drawings Street Food Portraits and Almost Empty Spaces were completed during Shanghai’s loneliest months at the epidemic’s height this year.

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Xime Japanese Restaurant , 989 Changle Lu 17 May - 17 Jul Free


This group exhibition of global artists explores the panoptic application of blockchain technology, placing technological topics, such as DAO (decentralized autonomous organization), cryptocurrencies and tokens, smart contracts, and crypto algorithms into dialogues with wider social and cultural context. If these words haven’t made your head dizzy already, this one is for you.

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Chronus Art Center , 50 Moganshan Lu Every day except Monday,Tuesday Free

A Misty Gaze Into Infinity

A graduate of the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, Tang Jie’s medium of choice is the natural world – water, wood, sand and stone. In a solo exhibit at Powerlong Museum, across a dozen installations, the young Chinese artist looks beyond human interpretations to explore how natural elements like fire and water tell their own stories about life, the universe and natural order.

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Powerlong Museum , 3055 Caobao Road Every day except Monday

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