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The best things to do in Shanghai this week

Are you ready for autumn?

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Are you ready for autumn? The rain and dropping temperatures can be annoying but Shanghai's got plenty to keep spirits high this week. We've got Canadian pop queen Carly Rae Jepsen coming to town, a masquerade party, an immersive cabaret show and some new films hitting cinemas including Ang Lee's action thriller Gemini Man and Maleficent 2, starring Angelina Jolie. Here are our top picks.

Things to Do

Autumn Designer Market

Check out some of Shanghai's best handicrafts, one-of-a-kind fashion, jewellery, affordable art pieces and so much more. Sip on wine and artisan coffee, and savour freshly baked pastries while strolling through Yong Ping Lane, zigzagging from Hengshan to Yongjia Lu.

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Yong Ping Lane , 199 Hengshan Lu 19-20 Oct Free

MasquerART II

Shanghai art community Elevate is throwing a masquerade in a hidden mansion and garden on Gaoyou Lu in Xuhui. There will be music, dance performances and live painting, and a three-course dinner is also available for additional purchase. Dress code is smart casual and a mask is included with each ticket. 

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Eating & Drinking

Beer & Boom Boom Bagels Brunch

Sample a pairing of four Stone beers matched with four bagel quarters and cream cheese for 148RMB. Pairings include Stone's Salty Gamer Gose paired with a sea salt bagel and a thick dollop of plain cream cheese, Category 3 Hurricane Berliner Weisse with an everything bagel slathered in spicy jalapeño cream cheese and more.

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Stone Brewing Tap Room Shanghai , 1107 Yuyuan Lu 19-20 Oct

Music & Nightlife


Gemini Man

Ang Lee's action thriller Gemini Man, starring Will Smith, Clive Owen and Elizabeth Winstead tells the story of Henry Brogan, a retiring hitman working for the government who finds out that he is being pursued by another hitman who is a younger clone of himself. 

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Cinemas around Shanghai 18 Oct - 18 Nov

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) and soon-to-be queen Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) have to join forces despite of their complicated past in order to fight against a new villain and protect their Kingdom and the magical creatures inside it.

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Cinemas around Shanghai 18 Oct - 18 Nov


Moulin Dream Immersive Cabaret

Follow six storylines and see international and Chinese actors roam freely throughout the theatre, treating the audience to spontaneous performances and impromptu interactive opportunities. The show is in both Mandarin and English.

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The Pearl , 471 Zhapu Lu Every day except Friday Buy tickets

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