The 18 Best Things to Do in Shanghai This Weekend

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By That's Shanghai, November 12, 2020

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Nov 12: Heritage Sessions Vol.1 - Asian Flavors


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Heritage by Madison presents a launch party featuring some of Shanghai’s best chefs and their Asian flavors. Heritage Sessions is all about rejoicing and sharing various backgrounds with food as a tool of expression. True to the Heritage spirit, it aims to showcase how food can be the binding element that brings people together.
Nov 12, 6.30pm; RMB398 for food plus one drink. 
Heritage by Madison. 107, N1, 600 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Dongmen Lu. 中山东二路600BFC外滩金融中心北区一层N1107,近东门路. See event listing.

Nov 13: Fiesta Party @Wanda Reign Hotel


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MVP events brings you the infamous Latin Party at the luxury Wanda Reign Hotel. Join them for a festive evening rhythmed by the Latin beats of DJ Tuto and a Latino percussionist performance to celebrate in style. Contact them directly for special sofa tables booking: 15618170293.
Nov 13, 9.30pm; Free entry before 12.
Ruiku,Wanda Reign on the Bund. Top Floor, 538 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Longtan Lu. 中山东二路538号,近龙潭路. See event listing.

Nov 14: Climb for Hope


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The sixth annual Climb for Hope Vertical Charity Run organized by Jing An Shangri-La, following its great success over the last five years. The hotel, which offers guests the ideal place to soak in the city view of the downtown business center and beyond from a high vantage point in Shanghai, will continue the event as its corporate social responsibility tradition. This will be a friendly race, with participants climbing 60 floors and 1,625 steps to reach the finish line on the highest floor.
Nov 14, 7.30am; RMB398, proceeds go to charity. Jing An Shangri-La Hotel. 1218 Yan’an Zhong Lu, by Tongren Lu.延安中路1218号,近铜仁路. See event listing.

Nov 14: Le Cafe des Stagiaires 9th Anniversary

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The legendary venue turns nine this weekend, with a marathon of French food, drinks and the bon vivant party vibes Le Cafe des Stagiaires is known for! Start off the day with a lovely French brunch including 2-hour drink free flow for RMB158. Happy Hour will be extended from 4-8pm. Plus, a long lineup of DJs, including DJ Tys, Ziko, Makkk, LBTX, Sarfat, Tofu, Solo and Skinny Brown, will be setting the party mood during the day and late into the night. There will also be a lucky draw at 10pm with amazing prizes, including a trip to Ho Chi Minh City.

Nov 14, 11.30am-Late; Free. Le Café des Stagiaires. Found 158, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu. 巨鹿路158Found 158, 近瑞金一路See event listing.

Nov 14: Vue Bar Oyster Event


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Calling all oyster-lovers: Hyatt on the Bund hosts its autumn oyster and wine party. These events see hundreds of gourmands visit the hotel’s stunning VUE Bar to enjoy endless oysters and wine. A day of indulgence that should not be missed.
Nov 14, 11.30am-2.30pm; RMB318.
VUE Bar. Hyatt on the Bund, Level 32, West Tower. 上海外滩茂悦大酒店,西楼32. See event listing.

Nov 14: Cantina Agave 12 Year Anniversary Party


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Celebrate Cantina Agave’s 12-year anniversary with special drink deals all night. Think specialty cocktails, margaritas, sangria and beer. Anniversary edition t-shirts will be sold for RMB150, with proceeds going to the Heart 2 Heart, a charity that provides corrective surgery for children with congenital heart disease. More lucky draws will be available, so come party for a good cause!

Nov 14, 6pm. Free entry. Cantina Agave. 291 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu. 富民路291号,近长乐路. See event listing.


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Nov 14: Diwali Dhamaka

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Join Shanghai’s highest profile Indian chefs for Diwali this Saturday as Hardeep Somal is joined by Desi Dhaba’s Anu Aggarwal and Om Prakash to curate a 7-course menu to celebrate the Festival of Lights. It is all going down at The Bull & Claw, and will feature their best-loved dishes. The dinner is priced at RMB688, but a limited number of seats are available for the special That's Shanghai price of RMB599. Book now right here or by scanning the QR code below. 
Nov 14, 6pm; RMB599. 
The Bull and Claw. 110 Fenyang Lu, by Fuxing Zhong Lu. 汾阳路110号,近复兴中路. See event listing.

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Nov 14: Tropical Skate Night


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RIINK is heating up for Tropical Skate Night this Saturday with DJ Tina Turnatrick spinning reggae and afro beats under exotic lights! Happy hour is from 11am to 8pm, so come to drink, dance and rent some flashy skates all day long.
Nov 14, 7pm; Happy hour from 11am-8pm. RIINK. Kangding Road 358, Building 18.康定路35818号楼.
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Nov 14: Discocut


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Looking to spend your Saturday listening and dancing to Mexican music? Discocut is the perfect event for just that. Priced at RMB100, you can also enjoy a snack and a corona beer to fuel your body's best dance moves. Bailamos!
Nov 14, 8pm; RMB100.
The CUT Restaurant & Bar. L7-709, Time Square, 500 Zhangyang Road, Pudong District. 上海市张杨路500弄华润时代广场7709. See event listing.

Nov 14: Shanghai Secret Disco


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For all the groove queens and funk masters out there, Shanghai Secret Disco is back just for you. Jump aboard the disco-funk mothership, piloted by the freshest DJs of the Milky Way. Keep your feet moving and your hearts grooving by signing up with the QR code.
Nov 14, 9pm-3am; Free entry. Mao Livehouse. 3F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, by Jianguo Zhong Lu. 重庆南路3083楼,近建国中路.
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Nov 14: Inferno’s 7th Air Guitar Championship


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Put together a simple game, ridiculous costumes, hyperbolic stage antics, haphazard judging and booze-fueled madness, and you get an amazing evening. Show off your best finger-taps, wammy-bar cranks, knee dives and head bangs to win coveted title of Shanghai Air Guitar Champion. This year, proceeds will go towards Project Borneo, a Malaysian conservation organization dedicated to helping orangutans on one of the most diverse wildlife islands in the world.
Nov 14, 9.30pm. Inferno. United Valley, 462 Changle Lu, by Shaanxi Nan Lu. 长乐路462号,近陕西南路. See event listing.

Nov 14-15: Commune Market


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Commune Market is showcasing many talented and diverse movers & shakers in Shanghai. Bringing you a blend of gourmet food, international culture, unique retail, music and drinks for a fun and vibrant weekend! Come to Commune Market, a creative platform for local designers, entrepreneurs and unique brands to develop awareness and to grow their businesses.
Nov 14-15, 11am-7pm; Free entry.
Yong Ping Lane. 191 Hengshan Lu, by Wulumuqi Nan Lu. 衡山路191号,近乌鲁木齐路. See event listing.


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Nov 15: Brunch With Your Pup @ Heritage by Madison


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Enjoy Heritage by Madison’s updated autumn brunch menu as you brunch with your pup this weekend. Pet friendly brands like Spare Leash, Xolo, Pawsome and Bark Shop will be on-site with goodies. Part of the proceeds will also go to the animal rescue organization, The Haven!
Nov 15, 11.30am-3.30pm.
Heritage by Madison. 107, N1, 600 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Dongmen Lu. 中山东二路600BFC外滩金融中心北区一层N107,近东门路. See event listing.

Nov 15: Sunset Fundraiser Rooftop Party


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Have you ever seen the view of Puxi from atop a sleek Pudong terrace? Eat N Work’s November coco party will feature special Thai desserts and salsa dance shows along with world class views of the Bund. Relax and enjoy some special drinks and take part in a mini auction of local designers – with all proceeds to be donated to Paw Pals Animal Rescue.
Nov 15, 4-8pm.
Eat N Work. 9-10/F Super Brand Mall, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, by Lujiazui Huanlu. 陆家嘴西路168号正大广场9-10层,近陆家嘴环路. See event listing.

Nov 15: Teenage Kicks V2


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Calling all teens, let’s roll! Join RIINK at their fabulous event just for young people ages 11-16. Parents, stay away – but not too far away as there are plenty of great spots in Shanghkang Li where you can hang out while your kids roll away.
Nov 15, 4-8pm; RMB148. RIINK. Building 18, Room 102, 358 Kangding Lu, near Shaanxi Bei Lu. 静安区康定路358号陕康里18号楼102. See event listing.

Nov 15: Circle of Sages


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The Shanghai Writing Workshop is proud to present the third installment of Circle of Sages, the most irreverent series of presentation lectures in Shanghai. Veteran educators offer deep insights into topics missed by traditional education. From an exploration of furry culture to the role of animal conservation to an understanding of nuclear war, these topics are offered to both entertain and inform.  
Nov 15, 6.30pm. My Place Ruin Bar. 3/F 1788 Xinzha Lu, by Jiaozhou Lu. 新闸路17883楼,近胶州路. See event listing.

Nov 15: Pop-up Dinner + Krysten’s Vegan Sambal Launch Party


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Want to take a trip to Southeast Asia through your taste buds? Foodie and passionate home chef Krysten Vatsaloo is showcasing her signature 6-course Southeast Asian Family Style Dinner with her iconic vegan sambal. Join Krysten for her ‘Jiak-Palang!’ Dinner at Maiya this Sunday and enjoy her peranakan-inspired home cooking cuisine. Don't miss out on snagging a few of her newly launched vegan sambal jars!
Nov 15, 7pm; RMB288. Maiya Rice Canteen. No. 181, 465 Zhenning Lu. 镇宁路465181. See event listing.

Nov 12-22: DRiNK Fest


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DRiNK Fest is bringing together the entire bar community of China in a way that’s never been done before. Shanghai has more than 50 participating venues, from neighborhood cocktail joints to World’s Top 50 ranked bars. From Nov 12-22, these bars will be offering special DRiNK Fest menus with RMB50 cocktails, giving guests the chance to sip quality beverages for less. Sign up for a DRiNK Fest membership by scanning the QR code – you can redeem deals and start sipping right away!
Until Nov 22; RMB50 per cocktail. Takes place at various locations across Shanghai including: Sober Company, Speak Low, The Odd Couple, Taste Buds, Logan's Punch, The ZUK Bar, Chameleon and many, many more!


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