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The best things to do in Shanghai this March

The best nightlife, music, art, stage, film and more this month

Spring is pretty much here and it's not just the trees that are blossoming. There is a whole heap of great things to do around town this month and we've conveniently listed our pick of them below. Because we're nice like that.

Things to Do

Where to see spring blossom

Most parks in Shanghai are pretty places to hang out in when spring flowers are coming into bloom, and several even go all out in the blossom stakes by holding dedicated festivals. These events may not be as big as Japan's Hanami Festival, the blooms on display in Shanghai still draw significant crowds to smell the flowers and snap a quick sakura selfie. Here are some of the best spots in town to see the blossoms this season.

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Shanghai International Literary Festival 2018

The 16th annual Literary Festival at M's Glam is back for another year of exciting speakers, debates, workshops, book readings and film screenings. This year 28 events will be held at the fabulous Bund-side location, with tickets promised to sell out fast. 

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Glam , 20 Guangdong Lu 15-28 Mar

Ladyfest Shanghai 2018

The riot do-it-yourself feminist festival is back again, promising the same safe space it has offered since 2014. Through installations, workshops and performances, individuals can come together in the spirit of equality.

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Specters , 1485 Beijing Xi Lu 24 Mar , 24 Mar

Unravel: Feel Like A Woman

Critics' pick

Shanghai-born-and-bred monthly storytelling series' next event is March 22, and it'll be their one year anniversary. The theme this time is 'Feel like a woman', with men and non-binary individuals welcome to share their stories. Those interested in sharing a story can contact unravel@gmail.com ...

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WeWork , 696 Wei Hai Lu (威海路696号) Jing'an Shanghai Shanghai 22 Mar Buy tickets
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Food & Drink

Monthly Vegan Brunch at Glam

Critics' pick

Glam is hosting an all vegan, all gluten-free brunch the first Sunday of every month. Make up for your weekend sins, support the environment and treat your body right with an invigorating, healthy and guilt-free meal.

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Glam , 20 Guangdong Lu The First Sunday of every month


Black Panther

Critics' pick

T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake.

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Cinemas around Shanghai 7-24 Mar Buy tickets


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