Feb 16: The Camel and That's Shanghai Sports Personality Awards
Once a year, That's Shanghai gathers to recognize those who have truly made their mark on the city’s sports scene: from the home-run hitters and KO punchers to those who lift up their mates when all seems lost. They’re our friends, our family and, occasionally, our blood-thirsty rivals.
Feb 16, 7pm, free entry. The Camel, see event listing.
Best of the Rest...
Feb 14: La La Land
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone have brought the musical back in this hit film that is expected to dominate this year's Academy Awards. The PG-13 film has been nominated for 24 Oscars and picked up seven Golden Globes.
Feb 15: Shanghai Sharks vs Beijing Ducks
College superstar-turned-NBA bust Jimmer Fredette continues his hugely successful first year in China, hoping to lead the Shanghai Sharks to a shocking first place regular season finish. The shooting guard looks to be in fine form before the playoffs averaging nearly 40 points a game, however he’ll have to dual with the CBA’s original foreign superstar – former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury (pictured) and his two-time CBA Championship-winning Beijing Ducks.
Feb 15, 7.35pm, RMB50-300. See event listing. See listing for Yuanshen Stadium.
Feb 17: Sing
The McConaissance gets animated as Matthew McConaughey voices an optimistic koala whose plans to save his theater through a singing contest become outsized due to a misprint in the advertized prize money. Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly and Tori Kelly are among the star-studded cast guesting as outrageous animals with big dreams and bigger voices. Written and directed by music video veteran Garth Jennings, Sing features more than 60 classic songs, and an original track by Ariana Grande and Stevie Wonder. The film has already grossed over USD350 million worldwide.
Feb 18-19: Commune Market
Designers, craftsmen and culinary artists come together in this recurring market that transforms naked HUBs across China into thriving marketplaces. Stock up on a range of goods from hand crafted jewelry to organic artisan foods.
Feb 18-19, 11am-7pm, free entry. naked Hub @ Xintiandi, see event listing.
Feb 18-19: Frozen Planet in Concert
Breathtaking HD images culled from BBC’s landmark series celebrating “the majestic and frozen wilderness of the Polar Regions” will serve as the backdrop for a performance of George Fenton’s praised score performed live by the Shanghai Opera House Orchestra. Award winning Shanghai born Zhang Chengjie conducts. Suitable for ages five and up.
Feb 18-19, 2.30pm and 7.30pm, RMB80-480. Shanghai Children Art Theatre, see event listing.