What To Do in Shanghai in September
September is here! Whether you just arrived in Shanghai for the first time, are returning from well-deserved vacations outside the country, or are prolonging a Summer at the office, it is time to take advantage of the many activities as to offer. With the new scholar year, come new habits but also the will to avoid the “back-to-school” blues.
That is the reason why ASI Movers has decided to recommend you 4 events for you to make the month of September the most enjoyable possible! And there is one for every taste!
At ASI Movers, we have been helping expats move to Shanghai for more than 10 years and also know how difficult it can be to get familiar with a city, understand its atmosphere and get involved in its cultural life. We hope that these recommendations will make it easier for you!
(Même) Pas Peur
Looking to a fun activity to start the scholar year with your children? There is the perfect event for you and your family!
(Même) Pas Peur is film-concert centered around the story of a not that scary wolf going through a lot of adventures. Funny and friendly, this spectacle will certainly seduce you as well!
The movie is thus accompanied by instrumentals from musicians Anne-Laura Bourget and Ollivier Leroy. Made with percussions from around the world, unusual instruments, keyboards (Indian harmonium, toy, piano), diverted objects and vocals; the music will provide you and your child with a unique experience.
10:30am and 3:30pm
1862 Theatre, 1777 Binjiang Dadao, Rizhao Road.
Nb: the performance is in French with Chinese subtitles.
For Jazz Lovers:
Eager to enjoy experiment a jazzy vibe in Shanghai? Then you should head to the JZ festival, which indeed is China biggest jazz and blues festival, one of Asia’s most famous, and which is also celebrating its 15th anniversary this year.
This year, it brings to you artists such as Lalah Hathaway, Jacob Collier, The Heart Wind & Fire Experience Featuring the Al McKay Allstars, Marcus Miller, Jaga Jazzist, Tia Ray, Cui Jian, Li Quan, the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertbouw Amsterdam, Viento Terral with Andy Hunter. All in all, 75 musicians and bands will be performing over the course for the festival.
The music will cover a lot of styles, ranging from jazz, blues, funk, latin, fusion, r&b to hip-hop.
Shanghai Maxus Datong Music Valley
177 Sendi South Road, Shanghai
For Sportspeople & Fashion Aficionados
“Fashion x Sport”, pretty self-explanatory! If you are the kind of person who would run a marathon all dressed up in your coolest outfit, then this event is definitely for you! Even if you are not, you should definitely have a look at this unique show!
Two separate runs will be held: the Fashion Run and the Family Run. Consider bringing your friends and/or family along with you!
Sep 14th & 15th, 1pm-6pm, RMB200 for one adult.
Family Run: Sep 14th & 15th, 10am-1pm, RMB300 for one adult and one kid, RMB 500 for two adults and one kid.
Fashion Run Package:
Sep 14th & 15th: 1pm-6pm, RMB900 for five adults, RMB1,600 for ten adults.
Jing’An Kerry Centre, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Changle Lu, Shanghai.
For Exhibitions Addicts
International Photography Fair
For the sixth year, PHOTOFAIRS comes back to Shanghai. This is a unique exhibition in China, since it is the only international art fair dedicated to photography in the country. It has become a driver of Chinese photography market. During three days, you can have a look at the work of famous artists such as Marina Abramovic, Yang Fudong, Vivan Maier and Robert Mapplethorpe.
Standard tickets: RMB98 before September 18th, RMB125 after September 18th
VIP tickets: RMB580 before September 18th, RMB620 after September 18th
Shanghai Exhibition Center, 1000 Yan’an Zhong Lu, by Shaanxi Lu