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The best things to do in Shanghai this week

Valentine's Day, New Shake City II, Blackout Comedy and more

Photograph: courtesy Alter.
Booo. We're back to reality and back at work/school/whatever it is that you usually do during the week when you aren't on holiday. Chinese New Year is over but don't worry, Shanghai is slowly waking up and has got your back with some solid events this week to soften the blow of returning to the daily grind. Read on for our picks of the best things to do this week.

Eating & Drinking

Valentine's Day dining in Shanghai

Treat your main squeeze with one of the many Valentine's Day dining specials on offer in Shanghai. Check out our list below for where to wine and dine to your heart's content this Thursday 14 February. 

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Music & Nightlife

New Shake City II: The 90's R&B Concert Sequel

Critics' pick

Beepers, baggy pants, crop tops, floppy disks, Lexus sedans and another round of '90s R&B. Shanghai's house of funk and soul Shake takes it back to back in the day, with its new concert featuring the music of Mary J Blige, Blackstreet, Janet, Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey, Faith Evans and more from singer/producer Courtney Knott and Shake's six-piece band. Dressing up in living colours highly encouraged: from new jack swing to hip hop soul and beyond. Live music from 10.30pm.

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Shake , 46 Maoming Nan Lu Every day except Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Sunday


The Wandering Earth

Critics' pick

Adapted from a short story by renowned sci-fi writer Liu Cixin, director Frant Gwo's much-anticipated The Wandering Earth is being hailed as China's biggest sci-fi movie to date (it smashed the Chinese box office over CNY raking in 1.4 billion RMB in its first five days). The premise? As the sun is about to die out, humanity sets a plan in motion to launch planet Earth out of orbit and to find a new home in space.

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Cinemas around Shanghai 05 Feb - 10 Mar

Bohemian Rhapsody

See the story of Freddie Mercury's life from joining Queen in 1970 up to their iconic Live Aid performance at Wembley in 1985 at MAO Livehouse. Tickets include free-flow on selected drinks.

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MAO Livehouse , 308 Chongqing Nan Lu 17 Feb