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15 fantastic things to do in Shanghai this week

Sip on new world and natural wines as Crush returns, catch André Butzer's first solo exhibition at Yuz Museum and more to fill your days

Photograph: courtesy Social Supply
We're inching ever closer to the holidays, but to keep us occupied until then Shanghai brings another week loaded with great activities. From the return of Social Supply's wine fest Crush and Austin Hu's food fest Heritage Eats to a bar takeover at The Middle House to German painter André Butzer's first solo exhibition at the Yuz Museum and more, here are the best events to fill your week.

Things to Do

Very Open Mic

Be heard and express your creative agency at LOFAS this Friday night. Very Open Mic welcomes all performers – poets, comedians, musicians and more – to get on stage and share their artistic expressions. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a professional or a not, an open mind is kept for all. Sign up here, starts at 7.30pm.

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Lofas , 230 Ruiping Lu 25 Sep

Dumplings Unite

Pierogi Ladies and Eat Dumplings join forces for a workshop that'll teach you how to make two different styles of dumpling: Polish pierogi and Chinese jiaozi. You’ll first be taught the art of making these two national heroes before getting the low-down on their differences and similarities while you eat. Reservations are essential and include one drink. Add Eat Dumplings on the WeChat ID ‘10174813’ to book.

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Pierogi Ladies , Lane 283 Jiaozhou Lu 26 Sep

Food & Drink

Crush Wine Fest 2020

Critics' pick

Social Supply’s wine fest Crush returns to the Jing An Kerry Centre for a weekend fuelled by new world and natural wines. Acquaint yourself with (and sample) all kinds of wines supplied by the likes of Bird, Sommelier International, Bruto, Pudao Wines and more. Wine aside, expect food stalls and entertainment to keep energy levels up throughout the day. Click here for the full programme and ticket info.

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Jingan Kerry Centre , 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu 25 Sep , 26 Sep , 27 Sep

Heritage Eats 2020

Critics' pick

Explore the cultural backgrounds of some of Shanghai’s finest chefs via their old favourites at Heritage by Madison this Saturday. Chef and owner Austin Hu is inviting 20 chefs to cook up dishes straight from home that hold sentimental value to their childhoods. Click here for presale tickets (including lucky draw entry and info on the participating guest chefs).

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Heritage by Madison , 600 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu 26 Sep

Salud Garnacha

Raise a glass and revel in all things Garnacha at the 11th edition of this regional wine fest at Spanish restaurant Mustache. Set on the open terrace, there will be 30 different wines from across the region made from the widely popular grape. There’ll also be tapas, Iberian ham (sliced on the spot) and more. Get tickets here.

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Mustache , 768 Julu Lu 26 Sep

Music & Nightlife

Logan's Punch 6-Year Anniversary

Critics' pick

Celebrate the lively punch bowl bar’s sixth year in China (and its first on Wuding Lu) with a bouncing party full of all the strong drinks, loud music and good-time vibes that it’s known for. In keeping with proper birthday etiquette, there will be complimentary shots and an extended happy hour. The party also coincides with owner Logan Brouse's 40th birthday, so get noisy and toast to another six years of shenanigans.

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Logan's Punch , 479 Wuding Lu 25 Sep

Mutant Beach

The seasoned DJs at Mutant Beach are back at Specters for more 'slightly sinister sunny sounds'. Expect reggae, cumbia, calypso, afrofunk and more tropical delicacies with the exotica vibes to match. 

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Specters , 753 Yuyuan Lu 25 Sep


André Butzer: Light, Colour and Hope

Yuz Museum brings the works of German painter André Butzer to China for a solo exhibition spanning the artist’s 25-year career alongside his latest works from the from NASAHEIM series. Butzer is known for fusing his German heritage with the increasing presence of American culture, in particular, mass production of cultural and industrial products.

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Yuz Museum , 35 Fenggu Lu 26 Sep - 10 Jan

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