The 18 Best Things to Do in Shanghai this Weekend

By That's Shanghai, August 27, 2020

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Thurs Aug 27: Lebanon Relief Fundraiser

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This Lebanon Relief event is split up into a lunch and an evening sessions. Lunch runs from 12-4pm and will feature Lebanese inspired tacos and dessert, with a percentage of proceeds going to three apolitical and non-profit NGOs: Lebanese Red Cross, Beit el Baraka and Offre-Joie. The evening event runs 6-10pm, with a raffle and a live auction (super fab prizes on offer!) with 100% of proceeds going to the NGOs. Icy cold frozen margaritas will be just RMB40 all night long, and once again every Yuan spent on them will go to the NGOs.

Thurs Aug 27, 12-4pm and 6-10pm. Tacolicious. Room 104-105, 34 Yuyao Lu, by Xikang Lu余姚路34号1幢104-105室, 近西康路. See event listing.

Fri Aug 28: H2H Quiz Night

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There is only one thing better than testing the old gray matter, and that is testing the old gray matter for a great cause. So great news: there is a charity fundraiser quiz at Cages for Heart to Heart on Friday evening. Entry is RMB50 a head which includes a free beer, with 100% of that fee and any further donations (go on, dig deep) going to sponsor a child for heart surgery.

Fri Aug 28, 7.30pm; RMB50 includes a free beer. Cages Bar and Sports. 3/F, Jing'an Sports Center, 428 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu江宁路428号静安体育中心3楼, 近武定路. See event listing.

Fri Aug 28: Summer Dissolve


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LiveChinaMusic and Yuyintang team up for a riotous evening of live music featuring some of the blog's favorite new bands, as well as some special guests. The lineup includes rugged indie rockers Naohai, genre-defying psychedelic prog rockers Kṣitigarbha and young Xiamen-based noise rockers Yunjing, plus a secret special guest act.

Fri Aug 28, 8.30pm; RMB70 presale, RMB90 at the door. Yuyintang. 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu凯旋路851号,近延安西路口. See event listing.

Fri Aug 28: Vegas Paradise Party

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Dress in your most sparkly outfit and join Vegas Paradise. You can place your bet and join the action in the luxury surrounds of the rooftop bar at the Wanda Reign Hotel. Each guest will get two chips on arrival to find out if lady luck is on their side. Gather all your friends and roll the dice before the bets are closed!

Fri Aug 28, 9pm; RMB80 presale, RMB120 at the door. Ruiku, Wanda Reign on the Bund. Top Floor, 538 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Longtan Lu中山东二路538号顶楼,近龙潭路.  See event listing.

Fri Aug 28: Heritage by Madison’s 1 Year Anniversary Party

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In honor of their one-year anniversary, Heritage by Madison will bring all their pop-ups back for one night only! So much good food will be happening and it will all be served in modern “dim sum” style by Chef Austin Hu. DJ Gecko Hone is playing disco house all night, and there will be a retro shots bar, frozen boozy slurpies and so much more.

Fri Aug 28; RMB248 presale, RMB298 at the door. Heritage by Madison.  107, N1, 600 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Dongmen Lu中山东二路600号BFC外滩金融中心北区一层N1栋107, 近东门路.See event listing.

Fri Aug 28: Devil’s Brewery Tap Takeover


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Some of the trendiest styles in beer today revolve around both the fruit-forward IPAs and the satisfyingly sensual sour ales. For the first time, the unique brews of Devil’s Brewery will be departing Hubei to grace the shining stage in Shanghai. Starting at 7pm there will be a fruit and sour ale tasting course led by the Bearded Bear.

Fri Aug 28, 6pm. Beer Barrel. 515-1 Jianguo Xi Lu, near Wulumuqi Nan Lu建国西路515-1号,近乌鲁木齐南路. See event listing.

Fri Aug 28: She is Power

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She is Power is all about empowering women. Three lady DJs will keep you jamming through the night and artist Jenny Hao has set up her abstract art exhibition for your viewing pleasure.

Fri Aug 28. Mania. B1/F, 158 Julu Lu, by Chengdu Nan Lu巨鹿路158号B1楼, 近成都南路. See event listing.

Fri Aug 28: All and Everything Immersive Opening

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The ‘All and Everything’ art exhibition sees Shaun Paul Gingell guide you through the creation of his work. There will also be a live music performance as well as chill drinks with the artist.

Fri Aug 28, 7pm. Creative Shelter. No.22, Lane 272, Nanchang Road南昌路272弄22号.  See event listing.

Fri Aug 28: Boys, Boys, Boys

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Two of Shanghai’s finest DJs, Tys and Enzo, will bring you an Italo-disco night. Come out and get your groove on and dance it up.

Fri Aug 28. Le Cafe des Stagiaires.  Found 158, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu巨鹿路158号Found 158, 近瑞金一路See event listing.

Fri-Sat Aug 28-29: Two Hands Burger Popup 


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Two Hands Burger returns to the grill for two nights only at Mikkeller’s Shanghai outpost, brought to you by the always hungry and ever curious burger enthusiasts Taste Collective with collaborating Chef and Shanghai native Chris Zhu. These burgers are a bit American nostalgia, a bit Shanghai inspiration, and 100% made by burger lovers, for burger lovers.

Fri-Sat Aug 28-29, 5pm-late. Mikkeller Tasting Room. Lane 273, 60 Jiazhou Road, Bldg 3, Room 101, by Yanping Lu胶州路273弄60号3幢101室,近延平路. See event listing.

Sat Aug 29: Lucky Mart's Inaugural Sake Bomb Tournament


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After all the informal banter and long-winded challenges, Lucky Mart is officially launching the Inaugural Sake Bomb Tournament. Sign-ups are limited to the first 16 applicants, so make sure to secure your spot like, right now!

Sat Aug 29, 7pm; RMB48. Lucky Mart. 185 Fumin Lu, by Julu Lu富民路185号, 近巨鹿路. See event listing.

Sat Aug 29: Ladies Who Tech Convention 2020


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The Ladies Who Tech Convention returns to Shanghai this Saturday. The organizers have planned a full day of keynote speeches, fireside chats, panel discussions and workshops. The highly popular Tech Corner and Job Recruitment Fair will also be back. This year’s convention will feature an ally panel and introduce a speed-mentoring and investors meet-up session. The full-day event will end with a cocktail session where speakers and attendees will have time to network.

Sat Aug 29. Andaz Xintiandi. 88 Songshan Lu, by Taicang Lu嵩山路88号, 近太仓路. See event listing.

Sat Aug 29: Techno Is a Woman Vol. 7

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Sometimes we all need a little boost. Girl power is the perfect way to get it. There is no force powerful than a woman determined to rise. When techno and women come together, magic happens.

Sat Aug 29, 11pm; RMB100. Celia Club. 298 Xingfu Lu, Pingwu Lu幸福路298号,近平武路. See event listing.

Sat Aug 29: Roaring 20’s Dinner Dance Party

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Brush off your tails and polish up your nails, they’re dancing the Lindy Hop and Jitterbug on Saturday night at Glam. Make this the summer that won’t be forgotten by partying it up one last time. 

Sat Aug 29, 7pm. Glam.  7/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu中山东一路5号7楼, 近广东路. See event listing.

Sat Aug 29: Love Bang: Underwater Block Party

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Love Bang dives into a night of hip hop, funk, soul, aquaboogie and hyrdrocrunk in an underwater bonus level known as Hydrocatpertropolis. Headlining the function is Weschen, one of the most influential hip hop personalities in China. There will be awesome live visuals by 3D artist, Mengki.

Sat Aug 29, 9pm; RMB50 before 11pm, RMB80 after 11pm. 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 29: Summer Roll

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Summer Roll is a delightful afternoon of skating and great food. DJ Rain will be playing some nice tunes so get down in the rink. There will be alcohol and fun so don’t waste your Saturday afternoon waiting for the night to begin.

Sat Aug 29, 1-5pm. Riink. Building 18, Room 102, 358 Kangding Lu, near Shaanxi Bei Lu, Shankang Li静安区康定路358号陕康里18号楼102室. See event listing.

Sat Aug 29: Tree-Flow by Boomi

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This Saturday Boomi invites you to join a special networking event at Kartel Wine Bar. A free-flow event, RMB250 gets you red and white wine, beer, aperol, sangria and a special Boomi cocktail. And for every drink you drink, Boomi will donate RMB3 to their Boomi Forest Intiative. The more you drink, the more they plant.

Sat Aug 29, 8pm; RMB250. Kartel. 5/F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, by Julu Lu襄阳北路1号5楼, 近巨鹿路. See event listing.

Sat-Sun Aug 29-30: Big Hats and Bowties Southern Brunch


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Suga'hai is popping up this weekend at Perch with American-style comfort food hailing from the South. Tuck into Southern classics like shrimp and grits or biscuits and gravy, and finish off with homemade donuts and cinnamon rolls. The a la carte menu includes a free-flow drinks option for just RMB168. Wear a big hat or bowtie and receive your first daiquiri on the house. 

Sat-Sun Aug 29-30, 11am-3pm. Perch.  Rm 107, 445 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu江宁路445号107室, 近武定路. See event listing.

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