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The top 10 things to do this weekend in Shanghai

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

Photograph: courtesy Studio Ghibli
It's the last weekend before the last weekend before Christmas and with it comes a very Grinchy film release, a gin-tastic Christmas party and yet another holiday market. Read on for our picks for the weekend.

Jing An Kerry Centre Christmas Market

Critics' pick

Jing An Kerry Centre has gone all-out for Christmas with a 13-day holiday market featuring food stalls serving all the seasonal heavy-hitters (think Madison Kitchen turkey sandwiches, pan de jamon from Azul, mulled wine and hot chocolate from HLK bistro), live bands, carol singers, visits from Santa Claus and more. Tonight (Fri 14) there will also be a special edition of storytelling show Unravel.

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Jingan Kerry Centre , 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu 14-26 Dec

Alter. Lunar Dance

Critics' pick

For one night only, Alter. transforms the space at THE CUT into a lunar dancing paradise inspired by Tokyo art exhibitions. Expect a musical journey tracing a line through Italo disco, funk, soul, house, from Chicago to groove, to deep and acid strains, to endless dance.

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My Neighbour Totoro

Critics' pick

Studio Ghibli’s very wonderful, very kawaii film My Neighbor Totoro comes to Chinese cinemas 30 years after its 1988 release in Japan (it’s the first Studio Ghibli film to get a theatrical release in the Mainland). Ten-year-old Satsuki and her four-year-old sister Mei move to the countryside with their father to be closer to their ailing mother and embark on adventures with magical creatures from the nearby woods.

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Cinemas around Shanghai 14 Dec - 14 Jan

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