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17 brilliant things to do in Shanghai this week

Annual Shanghai chili cook off, the return of The Greenhouse and more

Photograph: courtesy GermanEvents (Jing’an Courtyard Festival)
Another week, another long list of things to do. There’s plenty to get stuck into these coming days with Tomatito's seventh anniversary, Shanghai's annual chilli cook-off at Bubba’s, an art book fair at Modern Art Museum and the return of pop-up bar The Greenhouse. As for everything else? Keep on reading.



Denis Villeneuve's big-budget adaptation of ‎Frank Herbert's sci-fi epic finally lands in Shanghai this weekend. Starring the likes of Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya and Jason Momoa, the film features massive sets, sprawling desert locations and some monster sandworms.

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Cinemas around Shanghai 22 Oct - 21 Nov

Art & Theatre

John Armleder: Again, Just Again

RAM’s inaugural exhibition after 18 months’ renovation brings eclectic works of Swiss artist John Armleder to China. The exhibit shows works spanning five decades of his career including paintings, ready-mades, works created on-site, site-specific wall drawings and archival material. In response to the artist’s openness to working with other artists, RAM's third floor presents a collab show between the artist and young Chinese photographer Leslie Zhang.

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Rockbund Art Museum , 20 Huqiu Lu Every day except Monday

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