The 9 Best Things to Do This Weekend in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, July 30, 2020

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best of the weekend...

Fri Jul 31: Beer Bound

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The first keg is on Beer Bound this Friday at Porcellino. NEED WE SAY MORE. Get there early for free frothy stuff, and then enjoy buy-one-get-one for the rest of the night. Start the weekend out right: Beer! Beer! Beer!

Fri Jul 31, 6.30-9.30pm. Porcellino. 753 Yuyuan lu, by Jiangsu Lu. 愚园路753号B栋一楼, 近江苏路.  See event listing.

Fri Jul 31: Grand Opening Party

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The Apartment is back (read our soft opening preview right here) and, true to its nature, will be hosting a huge opening party this Friday night. It all kicks off at 9pm with free-flow drinks for the first hour, extended happy hour until 11pm, guest DJs dropping hip-hop and Latin beats, a lucky draw with loads of awesome prizes and more. Everyone is invited and entry is absolutely free!

Fri, Jul 31, 9pm-Late. The Apartment. 2/F, 160 Chengdu Nan Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu黄浦区成都南路160号2层. See event listing.

Sat Aug 1: All My Idols Zine Launch


All my idols is the first volume zine created by creative collective PLUSMINUS under their new self-publishing label UNION PRESS. 30 artists - 80 pages - 600 editions. In their own words... "So we made a scrapbook of the stuff that we like with the people we rate. This isn’t a pretentious coffee table book that is never read, it’s a scrapbook, fanzine that should sit in your toilet or on your desk, be ripped up reposted and taken as a scrapbook should. Inspiration!" 

Toilet inspiration. The very best type. The event is RSVP only and there are only 50 tickets available to the public, so scan the QR code on the flyer above or send an email to RIGHT NOW.

Sat, Aug 1, 2pm. ART.333 @ BUND. 26/F 333 Suzhou Nan Lu, by Henan Zhong Lu 南苏州路333号26楼, 近河南中路.

Sat Aug 1: Swiss National Day Party 2020

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The Swiss Club Shanghai is cordinally inviting all members and friends of cuckoo clocks, holes in cheese and pocket knoves that do EVERYTHING to their National Day Party 2020. Meet old and new friends, taste the buffet with Swiss specialities, enjoy live music and test your luck at the lucky draw.

Sat, Aug 1, 4-10pm. Grand Millennium Shanghai Hongqiao. 2588 Yan'an Xi Lu, by Gubei Lu延安西路2588号, 近古北路.  See event listing

Sat Aug 1: NTS Radio 4th Anniversary Featuring Rui Ho

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Celebrate the anniversary of NTS Radio Live this Saturday with a stacked line-up of talent from across the genre divides including Rui Ho, Temple Rat, Zean, Yinan and China Social Club.

Sat, Aug 1, 9pm-Late. Elevator. B1, No. 265 Nandan Dong Lu, by Caoxi Bei Lu南丹东路265号地下一层, 近漕溪北路.  See event listing.

Sat Aug 1: Jazz Night

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Enjoy an evening of music with a vocalist, bass player and pianist trio celebrating the sexiness of the jazz melody.

Sat, Aug 1, 8pm. Piano Bar Grand Hyatt Shanghai. 53/F, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Jinmao Tower, 88 Shiji Dadao, by Dongtai Lu世纪大道88号金茂君悦酒店53楼, 近东泰路. See event listing.

Sat Aug 1: RnV Presents Siesta

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RnV has invited egendary DJ Siesta to shake the main room at 3ntry. Dubbed the “Queen of Drum’n’Bass” Siesta is one of the most prolific DJs in the fair city of Shanghai. There will also be support from Resinate, Rabbit, Stu, and MC Jado, so come on out for some lean beats.

Sat, Aug 1, 11pm. 3NTRY. 500 Yunjin Lu , by Longqi Lu云锦路500号,近龙启路. See event listing.

Sun Aug 2: AfroAsian Overlapping Worlds

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Discover what happens when art and artists from the two biggest, most populous continents on our little oasis in outer space we call Earth unite to shape perceptions, challenge stereotypes and break boundaries. Come explore, learn and create together and be inspired by the unearthed often under-celebrated creativity of Africa and Asia. There will also be art on exhibit and for sale from Chinese and African artists.

Sun, Aug 2, 11am. XNode. 9/17F, 120 Yan'an Xi Lu, by Changde Lu延安西路120号9/17楼, 近常徳路. See event listing

Sun Aug 2: SLOW - Sunday Afternoon at Elevator


SLOW, the daytime event for Sunday bliss is back – starting things off with a HOLIDAY EDITION. Taking the ‘night’ out of nightclub and creating a festival vibe on Sunday afternoon and evening that lets you enjoy slow(er) jams across 50 years of club music and beyond. Bites and sips, ice cream and coffee and healthy food let you recharge. Explore a big vintage market for some truly sustainable shopping experiences. Vinyl records and custom screen-printed T-Shirts, massages, a tattoo artist and tarot reading by an actual mermaid round off things for a fun, friendly and relaxing atmosphere.

Sun, Aug 2, 2-8pm.Elevator. B1, No. 265 Nandan Dong Lu, by Caoxi Bei Lu南丹东路265号地下一层, 近漕溪北路. See event listing.

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