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18 awesome things to do in Shanghai this week

Dust yourself off from the weekend and dive into another seven days of Shanghai goodness

Photograph: courtesy 247tickets (Banyan Tree Rooftop)
Thanks to Typhoon In-fa, the weekend felt even shorter than usual, but hopefully as we edge towards the end of the week, Shanghai might start to slowly see less rain (fingers crossed, eh). And while we cant promise sunny days soon, there's still tons on in the city to keep the warm weather spirit alive. This week, we've got guest bartending shifts, loads of underground music and several markets back from postponement. For the rest of the week's biggest events, read on.

Food & Drink

SG Shochu Guest Shift Series

The SG Shochu guest shift series will see Kazu (Sober Company), Takumi (Speak Low) and Satoshi (The Odd Couple) unite at Root Down on Sunday for an exclusive cocktail menu made with three Sober Group Shochus. The Fruity Shop crew will be also be flying from Beijing to join Root Down’s D.I.T.G. for a five-hour vinyl-only jam.


Venue details: Root Down, 145 Nanchang Lu, near Shannxi Nan Lu.

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TBA 01 Aug Free

Music & Nightlife

Trace and Movement: Exhibition and Party

Head to ALL this Sunday for an immersive exhibition featuring collaborative works between 16 fresh new media artists and Synth Crush’s Velvet Robot. Expect synthesised sounds and cool visuals inspired by the music. All drinks are also half price before 10pm.

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ALL Club , 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu 01 Aug

Art & Theatre

Michelangelo Pistoletto: La Formula de La Vita

Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum brings works of Michelangelo Pistoletto, a leading figure of the Italy Arte Povera movement in the ‘60s and ‘70s, to Shanghai. The exhibition shows artworks that span half a century of the artist’s career, from his mirror paintings in the ‘60s to ‘The Third Paradise’, a symbol (two contiguous circles with a third central circle) created in 2003 and used in most of Pistoletto’s later works.

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Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum , 210 Wenshui Lu Every day except Monday

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