The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

Thats Shanghai takes a look at the best events in town this week.

Oct 20-21: Carly Rae Jepsen

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We really, really, really, really, really, really like Carly Rae Jepsen. The singer, who is best-known for tracks like Call Me Maybe and I Really Like You, will be playing for two nights at Bandai Namco Shanghai Base on October 20 and 21. Earlier this year, the Canadian singer came back with her first album in four years. Critically acclaimed upon release, Dedicated features 13 tracks and was inspired by everything from 70s disco to the calm Swedish countryside. With Grammy nominations, No. 1 hits and Zeitgeist-defining songs in the bag, were sure these tickets will fly off the shelves, so make sure you pick yours up fast! 

Oct 21, 8pm (Oct 21); RMB520 presale. Bandai Namco Shanghai Base, 179 Yichang Lu, by Jiangning Lu 179, .

Oct 24, 26-27: Moulin Dream Immersive Cabaret Theater

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Moulin Rouge. The roaring 20s of old Shanghai. Dream Of The Red Chamber, Cao Xueqins masterpiece, one of Chinas four great classical novels. These are the swirling and smoky realms that inspire the one you will step into at The Pearl this weekend. Twenty four cast members, spectacular dance numbers, classic and contemporary musical hits, and close-up interactive theater are all on hand to tease your senses. 

Oct 24, 26-27, 6pm doors, 7pm show starts; RMB680-10,000. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 471, .

Oct 25: Mark Robinson at Bar Rouge

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Professionally devoted to DJing for more than 20 years little is needed to present Mark Robinson a well-known persona among music enthusiasts his early start has led him to achieve a privileged position as an acclaimed House DJ. From being one of the first DJs ever to play live at London Fashion Week to spearheading Pukka Up the famous Ibiza Boat Party Brand and playing every summer in Ibiza and all around the world for the brand at their tour parties.

Oct 25, 9pm; RMB100 presale, RMB200 door. Bar Rouge, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu 187,. 

Oct 26: Thats Shanghais Halloween Party 

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Spooky music. Spine-chilling shows. Creepy drinks. Prizes for the best dressed. And even a haunted house. Its that time of year for ghoulish get-ups and we couldnt be more excited. Once again, Thats Shanghai is hosting a hell of a bash as we join forces with Cages and Budweiser on October 26. Pre-order tickets are just RMB100, which includes entry to all of the above freaky fun, and three drinks tickets. Budweiser will be decking the place out, including a full-on haunted house, while prizes to be awarded for the best dressed. Last year over 1,000 people rocked up in full costume, people were dancing on tables well into the small hours.

Saturday October 26, 8pm until hell freezes over at Cages. Pre-order tickets are RMB100, which includes three drink tickets. Tickets will be RMB200 at the door, so buy now to avoid disappointment! Cages, 3/F, Jingan Sports Center, 428 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu 4283, .

Oct 26: Rocky Horror Drag Show

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Give yourself over to absolute pleasure this Halloween at The Rocky Horror Drag Show: an outrageously sinful, genderbent reinterpretation of the ultimate smutty cult classic. Join us as we follow the light over at the Frankenstein place, find out whats on the slab down in the lab and whatever did happen to Fay Wray in the end. Its not easy having a good time, but dammit Janet, were gonna try.

Oct 26, 9.30pm; RMB200. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 471, .

Oct 26: Charity Pumpkin Carving @ The Rooster

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Join The Rooster for its Charity Halloween Pumpkin Carving Competition! How do you enter? Add Chase on WeChat (ID: ChaseLW9), and donate RMB100, which will get you a pumpkin and all of the carving tools youll need! All proceeds from this spooktastic event will go to benefit South Pond Kindergarten, a school for children of migrant workers (a partnership built through the Rotaract Club of Shanghai). There are tons of awesome prizes ready for the taking!  Lets get those creative juices (and brews) flowing and carve some pumpkins!

Oct 26, 4pm; RMB100. The Rooster, 455 Shaanxi Bei Lu, by Beijing Xi Lu 455, . Add WeChat ID: ChaseLW9 to join event. 

Oct 26: We Lost the Sea

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Australian instrumental post metal band We Lost the Sea arrive with new album Triumph & Disaster in tow. Described as a post apocalyptic tale of a mother and sons last day on earth, the album is a love letter to the earth and a lamentation about the collapse of the environment. They take in an eight date tour of the country this month. 

Oct 26, 9pm; RMB120 presale. Bandai Namco Shanghai Base, 179 Yichang Lu, by Jiangning Lu 179, . 

Oct 26: Yuyintangs 2019 Halloween Tribute Show

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Its back again, boils and ghouls: The Halloween Tribute Show. This year theyve got a stacked line-up of bands from four decades in styles ranging from metal to funk to indie to awesome! Local Shanghai rock musicians, including Nerve Passenger, Hitobashira, Hydraslug, Alpaca, Returns to Sender and more will be dressing up as and kicking out jams from Black Sabbath, The Cribs, Alice in Chains, David Bowie and Parliament/Funkadelic. The Mothership lands at Yuyintang Park for one night only, Saturday October 26. Dont miss this absurd concert! But wait, thats not all! At the Specters after-party a secret sixth tribute band will take the stage and perform live at 2am! 

Oct 26, 8pm; RMB100 presale, RMB120 door. Yuyintang Park, 1398 Yuyuan Lu, by Changning Lu 1398, .

Oct 26-27: 2019 Urban Family Kids Halloween Weekend

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On October 26-27, Urban Family will be spooking out Shanghais Archwalk with a fun-filled, family-friendly gathering. This years event will cater to more than 5,000 kids and parents and its shaping up to be a spectacular weekend. The 2019 Urban Family Kids Halloween Weekend will feature a range of special performances as well as tons of fun games for the little ones. Of course, there will be plenty of traditional All Hallows Eve activities, like pumpkin decorating and Halloween crafts. In the spirit of the holiday, there will also be a costume competition for kids to show off their spookiest, silliest and craziest costumes, which will be voted on by the audience, followed by a Halloween parade and prizes. This years Urban Family Kids Halloween Weekend will be jam-packed with activities, prizes, exciting games, delicious food and so much more. 

RSVP required - Scan the QR code below to RSVP NOW and get a free candy bag. But hurry, because candy bags are limited!

Oct 26-27, 11am; free with RSVP. Shanghai Archwalk, 179 Maotai Lu, by Loushanguan Lu 179, . 

Oct 27: DanceLife

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Dancelife is a monthly, un-choreographed, one hour community disco set to a freshly curated playlist every time. They create a judgement-free, substance-free space for people to let loose and be themselves no dance experience required! We are a not-for-profit initiative and all proceeds from entry are donated to Lifeline, a free mental health services helpline based in Shanghai.

RSVP by scanning the QR code below:

Oct 27, 5.30pm; RMB50. Zy Dance Studio, Unit 305, 3/F, 596 Yanan Zhong Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu 596305, . 

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