Shanghai Week – A celebration of culture, cuisine and history

15 February to 24 February 2019

Events Calendar

Friday 15 Feb– 7 Mar

10 am to 4 pm daily
Price: Admission to Museum

(Temporarily closed on Sat 22nd Feb, and reopened to the public from 1pm Sun 23nd Feb)

IMPRESSIONS OF SHANGHAI EXHIBITION

A historic photographic exhibition of Shanghai depicting Shanghai’s journey in becoming the most populous city in the world.

Saturday 16 Feb

Children under 5: Free

2.00pm

Price: Admission to Museum
+ $5 per person 

SHANGHAI LANEWAY GAMES [1/3]

Learn a variety of fun, long forgotten children’s games, once played in the streets of Shanghai.

45-minute workshop includes Chinese shuttlecock, hoop and stick and knucklebone games.

Bookings https://www.trybooking.com/BABTN 

Sunday 17 Feb

11.00am – 12.30pm (includes light refreshments)

Free Admission

THE ART DECO DEPARTMENT STORES OF SHANGHAI

Historian, Peter Hack explores the history and links between Shanghai’s Art Deco department stores and the Chinese-Australian merchants who played a key role in their development. These famous department stores still operate today in China.

His book “The Art Deco Department Stores of Shanghai – The Chinese-Australian Connection” is currently available at the Chinese Museum gift shop.

Phone: 03 9662 2888 or email info@chinesemuseum.com.au

Sunday 17 Feb

12.30pm – 1.45pm
Lunch and talk
Price: $25 per person 

SHANGHAI LUNCH AND ETIQUETTE AT CHINE ON PARAMOUNT

Gain insights into Shanghainese cuisine and culture from Shanghainese, Charlie Cai at Chine on Paramount Restaurant, 101 Lt. Bourke St, Chinatown.

Bookings https://www.trybooking.com/BALDW
03 9662 2888 or email info@chinesemuseum.com.au

Sunday 17 Feb

2.00pm – 3.30pm (includes light refreshments)

Free Admission

JEWISH SHANGHAI – a sanctuary and a home

Guest Speaker: Sam Moshinsky OAM

Sam Moshinsky was born in Shanghai in 1934. He recounts “Growing up in a special place, in a special time – never to be repeated again.” He experienced wars, changing regimes, and Shanghai’s evolving political landscape. In a world obsessed with conflicting nationalism, his family survived as stateless residents, sustained by their Russian Jewish culture and community. Sam migrated to Australia in 1951, at the age of 17.

His book “Goodbye Shanghai” is currently available at the Chinese Museum gift shop.

Phone: 03 9662 2888 or email info@chinesemuseum.com.au

Friday 22 Feb

7.00pm – 10.30pm
$75 per person
$65 per person for bookings over 10.
Ticket includes pan-Asian canapés, a complimentary wine and viewing of the Museum. 

SHANGHAI SWING – featuring Sophie Koh and the Shanghai MiMi Band [1/2]

Presenting a night of 1930s Shanghai Jazz at the Chinese Museum.

Step back in time when Shanghai was the “Paris of the East” and swing jazz emanated from the bars on the Bund.

Straight from their sold out Sydney Festival season, Sophie Koh, John McCall and the Shanghai MiMi Band recreate the feel and style of Shidaiqu (Chinese folk and American jazz fusion) of the 1930s with a contemporary flair.

Bookings https://www.trybooking.com/BAJUG

Sat 23 Feb

Children under 5: Free

2.00pm
Price: Admission to Museum
+ $5 per person 

SHANGHAI LANEWAY GAMES [2/3]

Learn a variety of fun, long forgotten children’s games, once played in the streets of Shanghai.

45-minute workshop includes Chinese shuttlecock, hoop and stick and knucklebone games.

Bookings https://www.trybooking.com/BABTN

 

Sat 23 Feb

7.00pm – 10.30pm
$75 per person
$65 per person for bookings over 10.
Ticket includes pan-Asian canapés, a complimentary wine and viewing of the Museum.

 

 

SHANGHAI SWING – featuring Sophie Koh and the Shanghai MiMi Band [2/2]

Presenting a night of 1930s Shanghai Jazz at the Chinese Museum.

Step back in time when Shanghai was the “Paris of the East” and swing jazz emanated from the bars on the Bund.

Straight from their sold out Sydney Festival season, Sophie Koh, John McCall and the Shanghai MiMi Band recreate the feel and style of Shidaiqu (Chinese folk and American jazz fusion) of the 1930s with a contemporary flair.

Bookings https://www.trybooking.com/BAJUG

Sun 24 Feb

Children under 5: Free

2.00pm
Admission to Museum
+ $5 per person

 

 

SHANGHAI LANEWAY GAMES [3/3]

Learn a variety of fun, long forgotten children’s games, once played in the streets of Shanghai.

45-minute workshop includes Chinese shuttlecock, hoop and stick and knucklebone games.

Bookings https://www.trybooking.com/BABTN 

SHANGHAI WEEK SUPPORTERS

Shanghai Business Association | Shanghai Archives | Shanghai History Museum

CWI International | OSIN 520 Wines | Jewish Museum of Australia