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Top 8 things to do this week

The best of the week
Make the most of your week with Time Out's essential guide to Monday 19 - Sunday 25 October

Around Town
Dragon Burn 2015
Anji bamboo forests, Friday 23 - Sunday 25 October
Dragon Burn - a Chinese spin off from the (in)famous Burning Man Festival - returns in the peaceful bamboo forests of Anji in Zhejiang province. Expect communal camping, participatory art, peer-to-peer workshops, music, performances and fire. You'll be sent a full 'Survival Guide' with more details after you buy your ticket.

15 Rooms
Long Museum, until November 8
Clause Bienenbach (director of New York’s MoMA PS1) and Hans Ulrich Obrist (co-director at London’s Serpentine Gallery) present their annual performance project this year in Shanghai. See a series of performances in spaces designed by Herzog & de Meuron.

Bars & Clubs
Corona SunSets Festival
Cube House, Saturday 24 October
British DJ legend Pete Tong joins Bakermat, Claptone, Sam Feldt, Autograf and Uppfade for an invite only one day party beside the Huangpu. The festival invites you to 'experience the spirit of the beach' and previous editions of the event internationally have featured fake beaches, barbecues, fun and games and lots of Corona drinking. Follow Corona on WeChat (id: findyourbeach) for your chance to get a ticket, or enter our competition on our website.

Classical Music
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall, Thursday 22 October
Peter Ruzicka leads the Estonian Male Choir and others in interpreting Arnold Schoenberg’s massive and unforgettable work for voice and orchestra. Gurrelieder is based on a Danish medieval legend about love and violence (so often twinned). Wagnerian musical influences should be evident.

Tao Dance Theatre: Digital Series
Shanghai Theatre Academy, Friday 23 - Saturday 24 October
Tao Ye is the most exciting modern dance choreographer in China, because he is one of the few that has honed his boneless body into a distinctive language and style. It will be interesting to watch where Tao goes next.

What Happened, Miss Simone?
Grumpy Pig, Tuesday 20 October
Watch this tough-love portrait of the legendary jazz singer and black power icon Nina Simone.

Low Wormwood
Qianshuiwan Creative Arts Centre, Friday 23 October
Having jumped from Maybe Mars to sign with Beijing-based rivals Modern Sky, popular Lanzhou folk-rock act Low Wormwood return to Shanghai to release their new album Midnight Singer at QSW.

Shanghai International Arts Festival
Various venues, until November 12
While Wuzhen International Theatre Festival continues until Saturday 24 October this week, Shanghai International Arts Festival kicked off last weekend with dance, music and theatre events taking place across the city. This week's highlights include America's most renowned choreographer Moses Pendleton's dance programme and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

See our website for the best shows at this year's festival.