Sat
04

    • The annual Shanghai Masters is the premier tennis event of the Shanghai season, a pro knockout tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It's part of the ATP World Tour Masters and sees the world's greatest tennis stars battling for prize money in excess of three million dollars. Runs from October 4–12 at the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena in Shanghai and tickets start at just 160rmb, available right here on SmartTicket. You can also buy packages for the whole tournament starting at 2000rmb.
      Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center 3028 Kunyang Bei Lu, near Yuanjiang Lu

    The annual Shanghai Masters is the premier tennis event of the Shanghai season, a pro knockout tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It's part of the ATP World Tour Masters and sees the world's greatest tennis stars battling for prize...
    Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center


Wed
08

    • Taichi is supposed to improve health and promote longevity. Best sign up eh? This Taichi class will teach you some movement and language combinations. 50rmb; 7-9pm.
      That's Mandarin 3/F, No 12, 273 Jiaozhou Lu, near Xinzha Lu
    Taichi is supposed to improve health and promote longevity. Best sign up eh? This Taichi class will teach you some movement and language combinations. 50rmb; 7-9pm.
    That's Mandarin

Sun
12

    • NBA action returns to Shanghai on October 12 with a pre-season game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Sacramento Kings. Expect champions like Kevin Garnett, Joe Johnson, and Deron Williams throwing down nasty dunks and three-pointers at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Pre-sale tickets start at 200rmb and go up to 16888rmb for the VIP 1 tickets, which include courtside seats and a pass to the pre-party, where you can eat and drink with an NBA legend. VIP 2 tickets, priced at 2188rmb, include seats in the club suite with food and drinks. Other courtside seats are 8000rmb. Tickets available right here. Starts at 12.30pm.
      Mercedes-Benz Arena 1200 Shibo Da Dao, near Shangnan Lu

    NBA action returns to Shanghai on October 12 with a pre-season game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Sacramento Kings. Expect champions like Kevin Garnett, Joe Johnson, and Deron Williams throwing down nasty dunks and three-pointers at...
    Mercedes-Benz Arena

 
    • The world's highest observatory (viewing floor in a super-tall skyscraper) hosts a vertical race. Start at the bottom of the tower and run up 100 floors. That's 2726 stairs, 474 vertical meters, 100 floors. 250rmb to run it, 200rmb to walk. Registration through their WeChat account (SWFC100) ends on October 1.
      Shanghai World Financial Center 100 Century Avenue
    The world's highest observatory (viewing floor in a super-tall skyscraper) hosts a vertical race. Start at the bottom of the tower and run up 100 floors. That's 2726 stairs, 474 vertical meters, 100 floors. 250rmb to run it, 200rmb to...
    Shanghai World Financial Center

Sat
18

    • Here's another race. This one is a half marathon that goes along Suzhou Creek and through the parks, urban compounds, over ten bridges, and the M50 art district. Could be a good look for those training for the Shanghai Marathon. Fee is 100rmb per runner, or 80rmb per person in groups of four or more. Starts at 8am.
      SmSh Territory n/a

    Here's another race. This one is a half marathon that goes along Suzhou Creek and through the parks, urban compounds, over ten bridges, and the M50 art district. Could be a good look for those training for the Shanghai Marathon. Fee is...
    SmSh Territory

 
    • A run and a rave, what more could we ask for? DJs will be playing along the riverside as competitors run, dance and walk their way to the finish line. Check out their website for deets. Price unconfirmed at the mo; starts around 9.30pm
      Xuhui Riverside Public Open Space Longteng Ave, near Dong'an Lu

    A run and a rave, what more could we ask for? DJs will be playing along the riverside as competitors run, dance and walk their way to the finish line. Check out their website for deets. Price unconfirmed at the mo; starts around 9.30pm
    Xuhui Riverside Public Open Space


Sat
25

    • This 5.5K halloween costume run will take place on Sanshan island. There'll be the run then best costume prizes, a bonfire, partying, the whole she-bang. Tickets are 950rmb (group discounts available) and this includes travel, accommodation and food. Get them here. 9am on the Saturday till 4pm Sunday.
      SmSh Territory n/a

    This 5.5K halloween costume run will take place on Sanshan island. There'll be the run then best costume prizes, a bonfire, partying, the whole she-bang. Tickets are 950rmb (group discounts available) and this includes travel,...
    SmSh Territory


Nov
02

    • This is for the serious runners who want to don their lycra and Vaseline their nipples. Happening all on the same day there’ll be a marathon, half-marathon, 10k run and mini 5k race. Registration is open till September 28 and you can do that here or via their WeChat (ID: shanghai marathon) but there are age restrictions and the fee is different for each race so check their website for the specifics.
      SmSh Territory n/a
    This is for the serious runners who want to don their lycra and Vaseline their nipples. Happening all on the same day there’ll be a marathon, half-marathon, 10k run and mini 5k race. Registration is open till September 28 and you can do...
    SmSh Territory

Nov
15

  • This 5K is raising money for the Yunnan Youth Development Foundation in order to send kids in Northern China to school. Participants are encouraged to fundraise individually and top donors will win gift vouchers from the sponsors (mostly...
    Century Park


On
going

    • ASA Ladder is a free online tennis network that allows players to join their local tennis community, meet new tennis partners of a similar level and compete and record match performances. Players can challenge each other and move up and down ASA Ladder according to results. For more info visit www.asaladder.com. Free; all over the city every day.
      SmSh Territory n/a

    ASA Ladder is a free online tennis network that allows players to join their local tennis community, meet new tennis partners of a similar level and compete and record match performances. Players can challenge each other and move up and...
    Daily until Nov 30 at SmSh Territory

 
    • Awesome Kids Club have got ANOTHER class available, this time a ballet/jazz combo. The aim is basically to get kids to listen to instructions and follow moves so if you've got an unruly one this could be the place for them. 130rmb per class; 4pm-4.45pm.
      The Summit Lane 99, Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    Awesome Kids Club have got ANOTHER class available, this time a ballet/jazz combo. The aim is basically to get kids to listen to instructions and follow moves so if you've got an unruly one this could be the place for them. 130rmb per...
    Daily until Dec 31 at The Summit

 
    • Want your kid to dance like Beyonce? Hope the answer to that is no. But for a bit of overall fitness then Awesome Kid's Club are holding weekly Hip-Hop classes for kids. Classes breakdown the steps and make it easy to follow. All music and moves are age appropriate. Apparently. 130rmb per class; 5pm-5.45pm.
      The Summit Lane 99, Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    Want your kid to dance like Beyonce? Hope the answer to that is no. But for a bit of overall fitness then Awesome Kid's Club are holding weekly Hip-Hop classes for kids. Classes breakdown the steps and make it easy to follow. All music and...
    Daily until Dec 20 at The Summit

 
    • Kungfu is not just beating someone up you know. These classes help develop kid's balance, strength, coordination and flexibility. For kids around four to ten years old (we're guessing they don't pair the four year olds with the ten year olds). 150rmb per class; 4.30pm-5.30pm.
      The Summit Lane 99, Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    Kungfu is not just beating someone up you know. These classes help develop kid's balance, strength, coordination and flexibility. For kids around four to ten years old (we're guessing they don't pair the four year olds with the ten year...
    Daily until Dec 21 at The Summit

 
    • Awesome Kid's Club football program teaches kids football skills such as dribbling, passing and scoring with the help of their coach. They also learn the importance of teamwork and discipline. There are various different classes throughout the week, some for 3-5year olds and others 6-10year olds. More details can be found on the website. http://www.awesomekidsclub.com.cn/football.html. 120rmb for a trial class.
      SmSh Territory n/a

    Awesome Kid's Club football program teaches kids football skills such as dribbling, passing and scoring with the help of their coach. They also learn the importance of teamwork and discipline. There are various different classes throughout...
    Daily until Dec 31 at SmSh Territory

 
    • Andaz Xintiandi hosts a weekend yoga sesh every Sunday at 4pm. 148rmb for non-members. It's free for Andaz gym/Karma members. Afterwards you can get a 90-minute massage in the Andaz Hotel's spa for 288rmb.
      Andaz Shanghai 88 Songshan Lu, near Taicang Lu
    Andaz Xintiandi hosts a weekend yoga sesh every Sunday at 4pm. 148rmb for non-members. It's free for Andaz gym/Karma members. Afterwards you can get a 90-minute massage in the Andaz Hotel's spa for 288rmb.
    Every Sun until Dec 28 at Andaz Shanghai
 
    • Z&B Fitness offers group and private classes including Xtend barre, Xtend barre stick, Zumba, jam, combat, pump, pilates mat, yoga, and Zumba kids. Instructors are certified from abroad and are multilingual: English, Danish, Mandarin, French and German. Sign up for a free trial class on their site.
      Z&B Fitness 10-11/F, Silver Block, 258 Tongren Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
    Z&B Fitness offers group and private classes including Xtend barre, Xtend barre stick, Zumba, jam, combat, pump, pilates mat, yoga, and Zumba kids. Instructors are certified from abroad and are multilingual: English, Danish, Mandarin,...
    Daily at Z&B Fitness



Dec 9-Jan 11

Das Musical Elisabeth

The most successful German-language musical ever comes to Shanghai this winter. Elisabeth tells the story of Sisi, the Empress of Austria, and her long relationship with Death.Performed in German with Chinese and English subtitles.

Oct 5-6

Storm 2014

China's biggest EDM Festival returns for two days during the October Golden Week. Expect three stages of pounding electronic music and expensive, world-class production. Artists include Kesha, T-E-E-D, AfroJack, Axwell, Grandtheft, Ingrosso, Knife Pa

Oct 18-19

JZ Festival

The 10th annual JZ Festival happens at Expo Park this October 18-19, featuring nine stages and areas showcasing jazz and all its manifestations. This year's big names are Bootsy Collins, Sandy Lam, Marcus Miller, and Cui Jian, plus jazz from Shanghai


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