The 23 Best Things to Do in Shanghai This Weekend

By That's Shanghai, October 15, 2020

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Oct 15: Ladies Who Tech STEM Drinks Night


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The Ladies Who Tech team is back with Shanghai’s first ever STEM Drinks Night, hosted at Logan’s Punch. The convention will provide a conducive platform for communities, entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts to develop long-lasting connections. Representatives from the Global Women Entrepreneurs Network (GWEN) and the SheUp Community will be present to share their visions, initiatives and stories on community engagement. Do you want to find out what other women communities are planning? Do you want to get involved and make like-minded friends in the STEM community? Join STEM Drinks Night.

Oct 15, 7-9.30pm. Logan’s Punch. 479 Wuding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu. 陆武定路479号,近陕西北路See event listing.

Oct 15: C's Bar 20 Year Birthday Anniversary


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A delightfully dirty underground cave with a maze of graffiti sprayed rooms and halls, C's Bar is truly a Shanghai legend. Countless DJs, event promoters, and future club owners all got their start here over the years. It's been a haven for the counter-culture, the creative arts, the lost students, and everyone else. Even Wong Kar Wai used it as a setting in a film with Andy Lau and Angelababy. Celbrate all that with DJs galore: Ozone (Antidote, Dada), Howell aka Drunk Monk (SVBKVLT, ALL, Shelter), MauMau (Elevator), Heatwolves (Love Bang, Hologram Dreams), Compact Dicks (Specters) and more...

Oct 15, 9.30pm-late. C’s. 685 Dingxi Lu, by Yanan Xi Lu 上海市长宁区定西路685号,近延安西路. See event listing.

Oct 16: Foxy Friday Skate Night


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Foxy Friday Skate Night at RIINK will consist of special performances, jamming music and roller skates. During the evening, your night is going to heat up as you skate and groove along to 80s beats by DJ Thee Baron. Prepare your wig and flare pants for this ultimate retro party.

Oct 16, 7pm-late; RMB99. RIINK. Building 18, Room 102, 358 Kangding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu, Shankang Li. 静安区康定路358号陕康里18号楼102室See event listing.

Oct 16: Bali Beats Rooftop Party @ Eat N Work


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A Bali breeze is taking over the rooftop atmosphere for an incredible evening at Eat N Work bar. The night will be rhythmed by the sound of live DJs spinning music all night long. Take exceptional pictures with the rooftop views, enjoy tasty cocktails and food, all while dancing the night away. Book your sofa table with a stunning view for just RMB2000 with two bottles of your choice. Goodies will also be offered at the door. To make a reservation, call 156 1817 0293.

Oct 16, 8pm. Eat N Work. 9-10/F Super Brand Mall, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, by Lujiazui Huan Lu. 陆家嘴西路168号正大广场9-10层,近陆家嘴环路See event listing.

Oct 16: The Link-Up: Beijing Meets Shanghai Inna Reggae Style


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Veteran DJ crew, Shanghai Dancehall, is hosting Beijing Meets Shanghai Inna Reggae Style this Friday, featuring Shanghai locals Skinny O.G. and afro artist JAC 45. Reggae singers such as General Huge, Zulu Bob and DJ Sistakilla will also be present to play some reggae tunes. Come for an evening filled with roots, dub, afro and hip-hop all together in one night of pure vibes and live music.

Oct 16, 9pm. Lofas. B1-09, 10, 230 Ruiping Lu, by Kaibin Lu. 瑞平路230号,保利时光里B-09,10,近凯滨路See event listing.

Oct 16: Super G Live Electronic Disco Band


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This Friday night at Shake, a brand new live band using classic tracks will completely rearrange and remix songs live to fill the dance floor. Super G is the electronic cousin of Shanghai Funk Unit, led by synth player Xiao He, Zhang Tianchi on bass, Sui Yifan on drums, Lannie Loong on vocals, Cao Kan on trombones, Liu Peikun on guitar and Huazi Weng on saxophone. Expect a new musical vision and loads of new jams.

Oct 16, 9.30pm; RMB80. Shake. 3/F, 46 Maoming Nan Lu, by Jinxian Lu. 茂名南路46号3楼,近进贤路. See event listing.

Oct 16-17: Music Live Tribute: Taylor Swift, M5 & Lady Gaga

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The Pearl’s Tribute series keeps getting bigger and better. Three of the largest names in pop music will be paid tribute over two nights this weekend. The house band will focus on the biggest stars of the 2000s: M5, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga. Get ready for dancing and shenanigans with top pop music, accompanied by explosive dance moves. 
Oct 16-17, doors open at 6pm, concert commences at 9pm. The Pearl. 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 巨乍浦路471路See event listing.

Oct 16-17: X Bar Weekend Plan


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This weekend, X Bar has invited two renowned DJs, B-Side and Finascia, to bring their infamous collections and soundtrack just for you. Friday night will be all about B-Side’s bright and vibrant sounds; he is no stranger to the world of the stage as he regularly plays on the NTS radio station. On Saturday, Finascia will take over the dance hours, bringing house-music to keep the crowd on their toes.

Oct 16-17, 8pm-lateX-Bar. No.7 Donghu Road, near Yanqing Lu.徐汇区东湖路7号,近延庆路See event listing.

Oct 17: Nutrition x Yoga


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Join a short talk by Ana Terra, Goma Green’s partner, about what it means to have a plant-based diet and how to make the most of it right here in Shanghai. After the discussion, yoga instructor Nos will guide you through a relaxing and challenging Hatha session.

Oct 17, 10am-12pm; RMB88. Lati's Yoga Studio. No. 111 Liyang Road, Unit 205. 溧阳路111号. See event listing.

Oct 17: Halloween DIY Family and Adult Floral Workshops


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Come and enjoy creating a beautiful artificial flower arrangement in a frame together with your child in the morning, or with friends and a glass of bubbly in the afternoon. This Saturday, The Flower Wall Company will hold two Halloween special DIY workshops. You will be guided through making your very own floral frame to take home. Don’t miss your chance to do something fun and different. Book now: mark@theflowerwallcompany.com.
Oct 17, 10.30am Family Workshop, 2pm Adult Workshop; RMB399 for parent and child or adult with bubbly. The Flower Wall Company. 255 Fumin Lu, Building 1. 富民路255弄1号. See family event listing. See adult event listing.

Oct 17: Rioja Festival


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The rooftop terrace at Tomatito plays host to a food and wine festival featuring 15 Rioja wineries and 15 Shanghai chefs from the likes of RAW, Cages, Tomatito, Apollo, Bull & Claw, Mayita, Havana, Colca and many more. Entry is RMB150, which gets you eight food vouchers and seven wine vouchers.

Oct 17, 12-8pm; RMB150. Tomatito. Infinitus Mall, 3/F Room W08-10, 168 Hubin Lu, by Jinan Lu. 湖滨南路168号3楼W08-10, 近济南路. See event listing.

Oct 17: DKNSTKRT Drag King Bootcamp


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Find out everything you need to know about being a drag king in this free workshop. Shanghai drag queen Mitch Bitchpleaser will be joined by special guests, including drag king Break and finest dandy Lotus Hawke. This workshop focuses on the performance of masculinity and welcomes people of any gender. Bring your own makeup, tools, mirror, collared shirt and necktie.

Oct 17, 2-4.30pm. The Pearl. 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 巨乍浦路471路See event listing.

Oct 17: WT Sunset Rooftop Fitness party 2.0!


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Four unique workouts will be offered with expert instructors at the WT Sunset Rooftop Fitness party this weekend: Afro Dance, Functional Groovy, Yin Yoga and Singing Bowl Meditation. The intensity levels will vary to suit all levels. Come not only to stay healthy, but to meet cool people and enjoy the rooftop views.

Oct 17, 2.30-6pm. Anken Air. No.181, Lane 465 Zhenning Lu, by Xinzha Lu. 镇宁路465弄181号,近新闸路. See event listing.

Oct 17: COVID’s Impact on US and UK University Admissions


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Join this free in-person event to learn everything you need to know about this year’s US and UK university admissions. Globally, students and universities alike both struggle in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Meet speaker Fangzhou Jiang, from Stanford University, to understand more. Sign up via the poster’s QR code.

Oct 17, 2:30-4pm. Atlas Workplace & Living Space. 757 Mengzi Lu, by Zhongshan Dongyi Lu. 蒙自路757号,近中山东一路. See event listing.



Oct 17: Alter. Two Year Anniversary Pt.1


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From Dixon to Bambonou, Ben Huang to Knopha and John Talabot to Tomtrago, Alter has showcased the sounds of China and beyond. Priding themselves on championing both local and international talents, Alter Connect events have made quality music the beating heart of all of their activities. Now, as they hit a two-year special anniversary milestone, Alter will be celebrating their anniversary at the Kee Club garden. Come to this haven of the twin villa gardens for community and fun.

Oct 17, 3-10pm; free entry before 5pm. KEE Club. 796 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu. 淮海中路796号,近瑞金一路. See event listing.

Oct 17: Cotton's 17th Anniversary Party

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The legend that is Cotton's celebrates 17 years of glory with live music from Dr. Stone and Yusef and DJ Mudonnah spinning the tunes late into the night. It's the perfect time of year to settle into the garden, soak up the good vibes and raise a toast to a Shanghai institution. 

Oct 17, 4pm-late. Cotton's. 294 Xinhua Lu, by Panyu Lu 新华路294 号, 近番禺路.

Oct 17: Perch’s 1st Anniversary Party


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It’s hard to believe that it has been one whole year since Perch first opened its doors. There is no better reason for a toast than a birthday; head along this Saturday from 4pm until late. Celebratory gifts will be distributed all day/evening/night long, and you can even enjoy the night’s special deal of three drinks for RMB100.

Oct 17, 4pm-late. Perch. Rm 107, 445 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu. 江宁路445号107室,近武定路. See event listing.

Oct 17: Hologram Dreams Vs. Totally Rad


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This Saturday, Shenzhen-based retro wave party Totally Rad will be teleporting to Shanghai to duel with Hologram Dreams. A laser-filled and cybernight of Italo disco, synthwave, electro, EDM and more, it all kicks off at 7:30pm with a free screening of the horror comedy masterpiece Gremlins, with Homeslice pizza alongside. The party will begin at 9.30pm, with tickets for RMB50 before 11pm and RMB80 after. This is the final episode of Hologram Dreams in Shanghai this year – don’t miss out!

Oct 17, free screening at 7.30pm, party at 9.30pm. Elevator. B1, No. 265 Nandong Lu, by Caoxi Bei Lu. 南丹路265号地下一层,近漕溪北路. See event listing.

Oct 17: Shanghai Fashion Week Closing Celebration


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The Fellas Terrace is hosting an exciting evening of fashion. Starting at 10pm, come to mingle on the terrace to celebrate the closing week of Shanghai Fashion Week. With live DJ and delicious cocktails and refreshments, indulge in fashion, music and food.
Oct 17, 10pm-1am. The Fellas Terrace. 7/F, 7 Yan’an Dong Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu. 延安东路7号7楼,近中山东一路. See event listing.

Oct 17-18: Jing’an Courtyard Festival October Edition


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Jing’an Courtyard Festival is back this weekend for the last time this year with over 50 vendors and lots of new food, drinks, crafts and fun products. Prepare to feast on amazing food at the food festival, hang out in the chill areas and refresh yourself with all kinds of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks! DIYcrafts, live performances and music are available for child and parent entertainment alike! It will truly be a festival for all ages.

Oct 17-18, 2-9pm. Zeitgeist Bavarian Eatery & Bar. 537 Haifang Lu, by Xikang Lu. 海防路537号,近西康路. See event listing.

Oct 18: Rooftop Movie Night


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The countdown to Halloween begins with a rooftop movie night. The Boy, a 2016 horror film, will be screening at 521/SH under the pitch-black sky. Drinks, snacks and seating will be provided.

Oct 18, 6pm; RMB50. 521/SH. Rm 155-156 Bldg 1, 100 Yejiazhai Lu, by Changshou Lu. 叶家宅路100号1号楼155-156室,近长寿路. See event listing.

Oct 18: Redic X Italo Art Dinner


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Italo is launching its Art @ Italo series with a special culinary art dinner with guest artist REDIC. Your dining experience at Italo will no doubt be enhanced with dynamic artworks and inspired dishes, with Chef Gonzo and John Darkstar interpreting REDIC food art. Dress code: artful chic, sexy black.

Oct 18, 7.30pm; RMB588. Italo by FUNKA. 2/F, 291 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu. 福明路291号世纪大厦2楼,近长乐路. See event listing.

And next week...

Oct 21: Beer University: Fall Seasonals


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The leaves are falling, the weather is crisp and fresh and fall semester of Beer University is kicking off with beers to match the season. Get educated this month about Fall Seasonals at Commune Reserve. Learn everything there is to know about Octoberfest brews to pumpkin beers to malty lagers – perfect for keeping you warm during the upcoming cold weather. Together, guests will sample and compare six Fall Seasonal tasters for only RMB158. Sign up using the QR code on the flyer to secure your spot ahead of time. Beer nerds and noobs alike are welcome.

Oct 21, 7-8.30pm; RMB158. Commune Reserve. 1107 Yuyuan Lu, by Fenggang Lu. 愚园路1107号,近凤冈路. See event listing.


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