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The best things to do in Shanghai this week
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The best things to do in Shanghai this week

New art space Tank Shanghai opens with teamLab, Tom Odell hits Bandai Namco Shanghai Base, China Restaurant Week is in full swing and more excellent events

Food news: a Paul Pairet café, new brunches and a few farewells
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Food news: a Paul Pairet café, new brunches and a few farewells

Other than the weather, this week's buzz was all about the opening of Xintiandi bistro, Polux

5 viral Chinese buzzwords sweeping the internet this spring
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5 viral Chinese buzzwords sweeping the internet this spring

Cherry freedom, toxic chicken soup, Zhiwang and more...

Mirror rooms, pumpkins and polka dots: inside Yayoi Kusama's Shanghai exhibition
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Mirror rooms, pumpkins and polka dots: inside Yayoi Kusama's Shanghai exhibition

A collection of works from the ‘The Polka Dot Queen’ are now on exhibit at Fosun Foundation

This year's Shanghai International Literary Festival lineup on their desert island books
Books

This year's Shanghai International Literary Festival lineup on their desert island books

If you had to live alone on a desert island with one book, what would it be?

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teamLab: Universe of Water Particles in the Tank

teamLab: Universe of Water Particles in the Tank

Featured works include an enormous waterfall cascades, huge screens of forever-changing flower patterns, waves that triggered by human movements and more

Every day except Monday
Tank Shanghai
We Are Shanghai

We Are Shanghai

Celebrate the release of the latest volume of We Are Shanghai at YYT Park

Unravel: Is This It
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Unravel: Is This It

The latest edition of Unravel

28 Mar
TBA
S.T.D. Warehouse Party Hosted by A$AP Rocky
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S.T.D. Warehouse Party Hosted by A$AP Rocky

A$AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP

12 Apr
Shanghai International Sourcing and Investment Co.
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Spring in Shanghai

Pet adoption charities in Shanghai
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Pet adoption charities in Shanghai

Your new BFF is waiting for you... here's where to find her/him

The best restaurants for dates in Shanghai
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The best restaurants for dates in Shanghai

Make the sparks fly at the best restaurants to take a date in Shanghai

Shanghai's best gyms
Health & Wellness

Shanghai's best gyms

From bells-and-whistles boutiques to bang-for-your-buck budget gyms, here's where to work out in the city

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The latest from Shanghai

Lady Boss: Diane Long, Managing Director of Xanadu Enterprises
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Lady Boss: Diane Long, Managing Director of Xanadu Enterprises

In conversation with the brilliant and badass women of Shanghai

Visit dozens of Shanghai's top art spaces with one ticket with ART 24 HOURS
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Visit dozens of Shanghai's top art spaces with one ticket with ART 24 HOURS

Get ready for an art marathon this month

New study ranks Shanghai 9th in the world for culture
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New study ranks Shanghai 9th in the world for culture

The rankings were jointly compiled by researchers from Shanghai Jiaotong University and the University of Southern California

ICYMI: there's a new rap about the Two Sessions and it's, erm, lit?
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ICYMI: there's a new rap about the Two Sessions and it's, erm, lit?

The propaganda video explains exactly nothing but does mention a number of great scientific and social developments of late

Magnifico: Bohemian Rhapsody to get surprise China release this March
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Magnifico: Bohemian Rhapsody to get surprise China release this March

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

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Latest bar reviews

The Odd Couple
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The Odd Couple

A retro 1980's-themed cocktail bar from industry vets Shingo Gokan and Steve Schneider

  • 4 out of 5 stars
Mary Magnate
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Mary Magnate

A two-in-one cocktail bar concept with Art Deco vibes

Monkey 3.0
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Monkey 3.0

An intimate speakeasy with clever cocktails and hip hop

  • 4 out of 5 stars
Ars & Delecto
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Ars & Delecto

Cafe-bar brought to you by Tokyo's Small Axe

  • 5 out of 5 stars

Shanghai area guides

Old Xuhui
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Old Xuhui

Boutiques, cafés, cocktail bars and restaurants in Old Xuhui

Xintiandi
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Xintiandi

Restaurants, shops, parks and a slice of Shanghai history in Xintiandi

Zhongshan Park
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Zhongshan Park

Parks, sites, shops, restaurants and things to do near Zhongshan Park

Jingan
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Jingan

Shops, restaurants, bars and cafes in Jingan

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