The 16 Best Things to Do This Weekend in Shanghai

By That's, September 17, 2020

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Fri Sept 18: Kubilai Khan a GO GO Rock n Roll Mongolian Culture Dance Party at Lofas

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The epic party continues. After the Mongolian National Day festivities in late July, the masses of Shanghai are ready for round two with the return of KUBILAI KHAN a GO-GO! Garage rock heroes Banana Monkey and wanky skankers The Molemen will be joined by Shanghai punk group Never Regret and psychedelic/Inner-Mongolian fusion band QIUNIU. Just like last time, all who enter will get a FREE Mongolian street food sample, with an additional expanded menu from Huushur Man David Tseren for sale as well. 

Fri Sep 18, 8:30pm-late; Presale tickets RMB75, RMB100 at the door; B1/F, 230 Ruiping Lu by Kaibin Lu 潮流集聚空间瑞平路230号B1楼近凯滨路. See event listing.

Fri Sept 18: Viva La Independencia at Tacolicious

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Hola amigos! Mexican Independence Day parties are just around the corner, and this Friday it's all going down at Tacolicious. Enjoy a great night with a guest bartender, DJs, pinatas, barbecue and chulo vibes. Plus, RMB100 gets you four tickets to use on selected food and drinks or six shots. Don’t miss this wild celebration with the Tacolicious crew.

Fri Sep18, 6pm-late; RMB100 for 4 selected food/drinks or 6 shots; 34 Yuyao Lu Building 104-105上海余姚路34号104-105号. See event listing.

Fri Sep 18: Bad & Boujee @ UP


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This Friday, UP Shanghai is amping up the glamor, luxury and extravagance with the Bad & Boujee party. Get blinged out and put on something lavish because Bad & Boujee will be the champagne-money-clout party Shanghai's been waiting for! Sport your favorite bad and boujee attire. From money and guns to exclusive packages and deals, the Bad & Boujee party is all about shameless flexing and stunting. 

Fri Sep 18, 10pm-late; free entrance before 11pm, RMB100 after 11pm, includes one free drink; 688 Shanxi Bei Lu 上海陕西南路688号. See event listing.

Fri Sep 18: La Chouffe Party - Oktoberfest Edition

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The La Chouffe Party is back this Friday with a special Octoberfest edition! All night long there will be special La Chouffe prizes, and 250ml pours are just RMB30. The La Chouffe Competition will open at 7pm for all who are up for the challenge, and the winner receives an entire keg of Le Chouffe. Put your red  hats on and roll on over for Shanghai's first Octoberfest celebration! 

Fri Sep 18, 7pm-late; 158 Julu Lu 上海巨鹿路158号. See event listing.

Fri Sep 18: Spanish Town at Celia Club

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The Spanish Crew will be lined up with the classics Toni Ventura and Marcos Godoy, with new members Tipitolas and Juaniyo. Together, this team has more than 50 years of music experience that ranges across Spain, France, Germany, Italy, India and Taiwan. Spanish Town music is all about percussion, designed to keep the mind awake and the body dancing, hypnotizing you to spend hours on the dance floor.
Fri Sep18, 11pm-late; RMB120 includes free drink; 298 Xingfu Lu near Pingwu Lu 上海幸福路298号,近平武路. See event listing.

Sat Sep 19: Broadway Cabaret Showstoppers at Pearl Cabaret

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Are you ready for a show-stopping broadway performance? Pop on over to the Pearl for Speakeasy Saturday, a night of casual debauchery and unimaginable talent. Book a table before it’s all a distant memory. This is not your typical sit-down Broadway show; this is an epic party with a full live band to get you dancing and grooving to the Broadway live performances.

Sat Sep 19, happy hour 6-8pm, party 8pm-late; RMB150 pre-sale, RMB180 at the door. 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 地址  乍浦路471号, 近武进路. See event listing.

Sat Sep 19: 1950s Sock Hop Dance Party at Shake

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Grease your hair, flip your collar and roll those cigarettes because its time for a 1950's style sock hop! Shake has put together a killer line-up, featuring China's hottest bands – Rolling Bowling, Hogchoker, The Cotton Club Band, and DJ BO spinning vinyl. It's sure to be a night of hopping, bopping and everything in between. 

Sat Sep19, 8pm-late; RMB100 presale, RMB125 at the door; 45 Maoming Nan Lu, by near Jinxian Lu, 3rd Floor 上海茂名南路46号,近进贤路. See event listing.

Sat Sep 18: Endless Summer Rooftop Party at Eat n Work

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Time to mingle at one of the last rooftop parties of the season, taking place at the brand-new eat n work venue. Take in the Huangpu River views during this day to night party full of amazing drinks, tasty food and feel-good tunes. International DJs will bring the party to life by playing some rhythmic house grooves and move to a deeper underground sound once the sun drops.

Sat Sep19, 6-10pm; RSVP for free entry or RMB100 at the door; 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, Fucheng Lu 上海陆家嘴西路168号9-10楼,近富城路. See events listed.

Sat Sep 18: Shanghai Secret Disco at Mao Live House

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The disco-funk mothership lands again. This night is not about the tables, it's about the dance floor. In this special B2B edition, there will be seven DJs for you. Residents CFP, Bonzo, Lev Zep and Kougar are joined by special guests Schell, KuB and Sawam. On your discosmic adventure, hosts with the mosts, Groove Queen Yi and Funkmaster C, will make sure you feel groovy. 

Sat Sep 19, 9pm-3am; Mao Electronic Studio 308 Chongqing Nan Lu 上海M.E. Studio 重庆南路308号三楼. See events listed.

Sat Sep 18: Bendo Rooftop Party at Golden Tulip 

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Join the next Bendo Rooftop Party to kickstart Fall with some afrobeats, ampiano, hiphop and urban tracks. DJ Popz will be there to ensure you have a groove-worthy time. 

Sat Sep 19, 4-10pm; 2000 Yanan Xi Lu, 30th Floor 上延安西路2000号30楼. See event listed.

Sat Sep 19: 90's to Naughties at Le Cafe Des Stagiaires

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Australian born DJ Frau, also a part of Shanghai-based duo 'China Social Club,' is in the house with Venus Flytrap to bring you the naughtiest night you can imagine. Think Christina Aguilera, Nelly, Backstreet Boys, Jay-Z, Cher, 50-Cent and Destiny's Child thrown in for a full '90s nostalgia night. Dress the part with your best tube tops, baggy jeans Dr. Martens and Nirvana tees. Prizes available for the best Y2K outfit.
Sat Sep 19, 7pm; RSVP 15821477495; 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu, Found 158 上巨鹿路158号,近瑞金一路. See event listed.

Sat Sep 19: Lost in Paradise, Rooftop Party at Bellagio

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After the crazy summer heat has dissipated, Space Panda is back on the rooftop of the Bellagio by MGM Shanghai. Space Panda is promising another stellar event that is all about dancing, crowds and an astonishing view of that picture-perfect Shanghai skyline, this time in the name of Wood.

Sat Sep 19, 3pm-late; RMB100 early bird, RMB120 presale, RMB150 at the door188 Beisuzhou Lu, 上海虹口北苏州路188号巨鹿路. See event listed.

Sat Sep 19: Alter. Connect Ep. 12 - Museum

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The iconic Fosun Art Foundation will be the place to be this Saturday —bodies dancing, drinks flowing and music pumping into the night. This time Finascia, a staple in the Shanghai music scene, will be tearing it up on the dancefloor. Expect the best in house, techno, and trance from Alter Soundsystem.
Sat Sep 19, 3-10pm; RMB120 presale, RMB150 at the door; Foshun Art Foundation 600 Zhongshan Donger Lu, by Fengjing Lu 上海黄浦区中山东二路600号,近枫泾路复兴艺术中心4楼. See event listed.

Sat-Sun Sep 19-20: Izakaya at Mikkeller Shanghai

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Japanese izakaya Xime will be hosting a popup at Mikkeller this weekend. Swing by and enjoy some Japanese fried chicken (RMB55), grilled angus short rib beef with black truffle (RMB35), octopus shijimi salsa (RMB30), stingray wings with mayonaise (RMB30) and sushi (RMB68-75). DJs Taxi and Omori from Japan will be vibing out on Saturday.

Sat-Sun Sep19-20; 98 Yanping Lu, Lane 7-11 in Jingan District 上海静安区延平路98号(7-11变上弄堂内).

Sun Sep 20: Hot Diggity Dog at Lucky Mart

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This Sunday, you and your furry friends are invited to Lucky Mart for a hotdog charity event. Hotdog combos will be available for only RMB58 (vegan hotdogs are on offer too!), and 20% of the hotdog combo revenue will go to Furry Friends Rescue. Spare Leash, XOLO, Barkshop, and Pawsome will also be on site with dog-friendly items, treats, and gifts for your little fluffballs!

Sun Sep 20, 3-7pm; Hotdog Combos only RMB58; 185 Fumin Lu 上海富民路185号.

Sun Sep 20: All and Everything Performance Art at Creative Shelter

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Is it a show? Kind of. Is it performance art? Kind of. So what exactly is it? Together with friends, Creative Shelter will combine poetry reading, meditation, live music and interactive performance art to celebrate their monthly exhibition artist, Shaun Paul Gingel, and to provide a unique experience to soothe your soul using the realm of art. Shush, I've already said too much.

Sun Sep 20, 6-8pm; RMB58 including free drink, RSVP before arrival; 272 Nanchang Lu, Building 22 上海南昌路272号22楼. See events listed.

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