The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, October 28, 2019

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best events in town this week.


Oct 29: B-Side China with Krish Raghav & Wu Qingyu

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Comic book artist Krish Raghav and designer Wu Qingyu join Radii China’s Josh Feola for a free discussion at All Club this month. Both Raghav and Wu have added a visual element to music in China. Following a live discussion and audience Q&A, you can hang out and listen to some choice cuts from the Beijing underground rock scene from 1999-today. There will also be a limited edition print version of Krish Raghav and Josh Feola’s Hang on the Box comic for the music/zine nerds out there!

Oct 29, 8pm; no cover. ALL Club. See event listing


Oct 31: Halloween Buffet Dinner

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Indulge in a frighteningly fabulous All Hallows’ Eve feast and party on October 31 at the Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor. Enjoy a Halloween-themed dinner buffet at the Market Café before heading up to The Bar on the 47th floor to enter the Spooky Maze... if you dare. Entry to the Spooky Maze party includes a drink ticket good for a Halloween-themed cocktail or glass of Champagne and one welcome drink.

Oct 31, 5.30pm; RMB248. Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor. See event listing. Tickets


Oct 31: Spooky Maze Halloween Party

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Had a few too many shandies last weekend? Take some time to get yourself right for more shenanigans this week. You can get into the Halloween spirit with this spooky party at Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor. Entry to the Spooky Maze party includes a drink ticket good for a Halloween-themed cocktail or glass of Champagne and one welcome drink.

Oct 31, 5pm; RMB138. The Bar, Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor. See event listing. Tickets


Oct 31: Thriller Halloween Party

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Something evil’s lurking in the dark at The Pearl on October 31! Relive the iconic dances of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ music video at this haunted Halloween bash. There will also be free face painting and prizes for the best costumes.

Oct 31, 9.30pm; RMB100 (presale), RMB120 (at the door). The Pearl. See event listing. Tickets


Oct 31: Boxing Cat's Ridiculous Vampire Party

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Shanghai, bust out your finest fangs because Boxing Cat is going deep with the First Blood theme and throwing an Eastern and Western blended vampire party. Draculas and Jiangshi alike are all welcome at their Xintiandi location. There will be DJs, garlic-eating contests, costumes for the unprepared Halloweeners out there and a whole lot of First Blood on tap.

Oct 31, 8pm; no cover. Boxing Cat Brewery (Xintiandi). See event listing


Oct 31: Rocky Horror Picture Show Screening

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Shanghai's favorite maximum rock 'n' roll dive bar is busting out the big screen for a showing of a Halloween cult classic: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. If you were at this shaker last year, you know this is one not to miss! Don't dream it! Be it! Come dressed up as your favorite character from the film! 

Oct 31, 10pm; no cover. Specters. See event listing


Nov 2: BUDX Freak Out Halloween Warehouse Rave Shanghai

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If you’re looking for a real rager in Shanghai this weekend, BUDX Freak Out 2019 is the party for you. That’s right, China’s biggest Halloween warehouse rave is back! The fifth annual Halloween bash welcomes all you ravers, party people and freaks to their Evil Circus. Just like every year, there will be an action packed lineup of DJs and rappers like Herobust, Svdden Death, K?D, ATLiens and Fat Nick. But wait, there’s more. In line with the evil circus theme, there will be all sorts of games, monsters and more to keep the party going into the wee hours. 

Nov 2, 7pm; RMB300. That's Territory. See event listing. Tickets


Nov 2: Halloween Bash at The Rooster!

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It's that spooky time of year again! The Rooster are holding their spooktastic Halloween Party! Come celebrate and get in on their Mixed Drinks Happy Hour, starting from 7pm until late! There will be special prizes for two costume categories: Best Overall Costume & Best Group Costume! The winner of the best overall costume will win a free keg of Shanghai Love Cloud Monster (yum!), and the winners of the best group costume will receive Rooster Bucks! What's more? They're giving away a free keg of Shanghai Love beer at 7pm sharp.

Nov 2, 7pm; no cover. The Rooster. See event listing


Nov 2: Unravel Your Story Storytelling Workshop

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If you missed out on tickets to Unravel’s Mask show this Halloween, why not join this fun and informative workshop instead. It will teach would-be storytellers about idea generation, free writing, and small group workshopping, with participants able to leave with a strong understanding of the fundamentals of storytelling. 

Nov 2, 10am; RMB398-700. Cohost West Bund. See event listing. Tickets


Nov 2-3: Rye Music Festival

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Rye Music Festival is expanding to take in new horizons. The first ever Shanghai-based Rye Music Festival takes place at the beginning of November, with a host of fantastic Chinese bands on the line-up, including The Big Band contestants Click #15, Hedgehog and Miserable Faith, as well as one of our favorite Taiwan singers, 9m88. Snag your tickets now while you still can. 

Nov 2-3, 12.30pm; RMB320-450. Shanghai International Music Village. See event listing. Tickets


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