The 19 Best Things to Do in Shanghai This Weekend

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By That's Shanghai, December 3, 2020

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Dec 3: Natural Groove


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This Thursday, Natural Groove takes place down on Donghu Lu. Groovy jams will be provided by Australian native, Saucy – a lover of all things sweet – from disco to pop to house – and joining her will be the groove architect, Mimi Moonflower. These talents behind the decks will provide you with the tracks to sip wine to.
Dec 3, 9pm-1am; Free entry.
X Bar. No. 7, Donghu Lu, Xuhui District, Shanghai. 东湖路7号,近淮海中路. See event listing.

Dec 3: Ladies Who Drink: 90’s Cocktails


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Want to learn how to shake and make the perfect Blue Hawaiian or Bramble cocktail? Come to 555 Wuding Lu, the space housing a month-long Myspace 90s-themed popup, to meet like-minded women for a couple of hours to chat about simpler times. Book your tickets through the QR code.
Dec 3, 6.30pm; RMB128 for members, RMB148 for non-members.
555 Wuding Lu, by Shanxi Bei Lu. 上海市静安区武定路550号,近陕西北路. See event listing.

Dec 4: 1,000,000th Wing Extravaganza


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Since Cages opened its doors, they have served over one million chicken wings. To celebrate, they are kickstarting their wing happy hour with everyone's first set of six wings for RMB30. After that, they will be giving away wings for just RMB1 each – highlights will include a ‘Wing of Fire’ competition to see who can eat a dozen of their extra-spicy chicken wings in the fastest time. Interested in joining? Scan the QR code fast before the spaces are gone.
Dec 4, 6pm; Free entry. Cages. 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.
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Dec 4: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony


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This year’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will include ballet dancers, magicians, carolers and choirs to welcome the winter festivity. Come for a wonderful evening of music and performances.
Dec 4, 7-7.20pm; Free entry. InterContinental Shanghai. Gate 3, 1700 Zhuguang, by Yinggang Dong Lu. 诸光路17003号门,近盈港东路.
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Dec 4: Skate Jam with DJ Alynaa


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Come to skate jam at RIINK with DJ Alynaa pumping the best rolling tunes in town while you show off your groovy moves. Flash your party wheels and enjoy the open bar.
Dec 4, 8pm-late; RMB99. RIINK. Building 18, 358 Kangding Lu, near Shankang Li Lu. 康定路358号陕康里18号楼.
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Dec 4: Commodores Tribute Show by C2 Band


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Shake presents a tribute to one of the greatest funk and soul bands to ever do it: The Commodores. The C2 Band will make their Shake debut with three sets of tunes like ‘Machine Gun,’ ‘Nightshift,’ ‘Brickhouse’ and many, many more for the dancefloor.
Dec 4, 9.30pm; RMB100. Shake. 3/F, 46 Maoming Nan Lu, near Jinxian Lu. 茂名南路463楼,近进贤路.
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Dec 4: La Kitsch


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Listen up – get your playlist ready for Friday Night. DJ Ziko will be at Le Café des Stagiaries to mix up all your requests, ensuring a crazy night full of your favorite tunes. You shall decide the next song!
Dec 4; Free entry.
Le Café des Stagiaries. Found 158, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu. 巨鹿路158Found 158 近瑞金一路. See event listing.

Dec 5: Qiantan Festival of Life and Winter Market


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Get into the spirit of the season at the first joint Qiantan community event. The Qiantan Festival of Life and FOW Winter Market will have 70+ vendors offering winter holiday decorations, gifts, toys, books, food, drinks, handicrafts, jewelry, clothes, accessories and much more.
Dec 5, 11am-7pm; Free entry.
Crystal Plaza. No. 308, Yaoti Lu, Pudong District, Shanghai. 上海浦东新区耀体路308. See event listing.

Dec 5: Pizza & Mead


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Hoop & Horn Mead will take over Mikeller by serving up an attractively aromatic mulled mead to warm all the jolly souls. Collaborating with Hoop & Horn will be Wayne Hou, serving up Chicago’s less-known style of tavern pizza – baked on a thin sheet of dough that results in a crispy cracker crust.
Dec 5, 12pm; Free entry. Mikkeller Tasting Room. Lane7-11, 98 Yanping Lu, by Wuding Lu. 上海静安区延平路98号(7-11边上弄堂内).
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Dec 5: Red Ribbon Gala 2020 for World AIDS Day


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The Red Ribbon Gala, a signature fundraiser for World AIDS Days in Shanghai, is back for the fifth edition to support the efforts of Shanghai Qinghai Health Center. This gala aims to bring individuals and corporations together to raise public awareness, promote education and prevention and eradicate discrimination and stigmatization of HIV/AIDS. The Shanghai Qinghai Health Center is committed to changing the social stigma around HIV/AIDS while improving the mental health and daily lives of those affected.
Dec 5, 6pm; RMB1,488 per person.
Andaz Xintiandi Shanghai. 88 Songshan Lu, by Taicang Lu. 嵩山路88号,近太仓路. See event listing.

Dec 5: Welcome to Las Vegas


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Try your luck, spin the ball and enter the city of sin at Bar Rouge. There will be plenty of prizes distributed, and this ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ party is guaranteed fun. Join us down the road and listen to the uplifting rhythms of DJ Antyflex. 
Dec 5, 7pm; Free entry.
Bar Rouge. 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu. 中山东一路187楼,近南京东路. See event listing.

Dec 5: Elevate’s 2nd Anniversary


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Arts community and platform Elevate is turning two. To celebrate, they have put together two floors of live painting, talks, music, poetry and more with community partners. Lots of drinking, art and dancing. More details through the QR code on the flyer. 
Dec 5, 7pm; RMB50.
1900LOFT. 465 Dingxi Lu, by Xinhua Lu. 定西路465号,近新华路. See event listing.

Dec 5: Rise Strength and Conditioning 1st Anniversary


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Freelance Lovers is inviting you to the first anniversary of Rise, a strength and conditioning gym in Shanghai. Hit up The Cut at IAPM for a lovely evening of dine, drink and dance. Scan the QR code to purchase for tickets.
Dec 5, 9pm; RMB100 for single, RMB180 for three.
The CUT Steak & Fries. L7-705, IAMP, No. 999 Middle HuaiHai Lu. 淮海中路999环贸广场L7-705西路465. See event listing.

Dec 5: Techno is a Woman Vol. 8


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Sometimes you just need a little boost, and girl power is the perfect way to get it. There is no force more powerful than women determined to rise. Techno is a Woman Vol. 8 is where the magic will happen between techno and women.
Dec 5, 11pm; Free entry.
Celia Club. 298 Xingfu Lu, Pingwu Lu. 幸福路298号,近平武路. See event listing.

Dec 5-6: Christmas Market @Paper


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There is a Christmas Market at co-working space Paper. More than thirty vendors, including fashion and lifestyle brands, food, beverages and pet adoption will be attending for all your Christmas needs. 
Dec 5-6, 11-am-7pm; Free entry. Paper. 337 Yongjia Lu, near Xiangyang Nan Lu.
永嘉路337号,近襄阳南路. See event listing.

Dec 6: SLOW – Japan Edition


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This is the perfect event for a chill Sunday. This Japan edition of Slow will highlight the seemingly endless microcosm that is Japanese music, popular and obscure alike, with the help of Japanese guest DJs O-Mori, Echocatcher and Sachiko as well as China Social Club’s Frau – hosted by The DayJobPeople.
Dec 6, 2-8pm; Free entry.
Elevator. B1, No.1 265 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.

Looking ahead…

Dec 7: Italo F&B Monday Christmas Charity Market


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Italo is teaming up with chefs, partners and sponsors to celebrate the spirit of giving. Chef Luigi Gonzo will be joined by sixteen of the biggest names in Italian cuisine in the city for a very special all-you-can-eat event! Italo’s Christmas Market will donate a portion of its revenue to Heart to Heart, a charity that provides corrective heart surgery to children.  
Dec 7, 6pm; RMB298. Italo. 2/F, 291 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu. 富民路291号悟锦世纪大厦2楼,近长乐路.
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Ongoing Dec 1-25: Happy Holidays Advent Calendar


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The happiest days of the year are coming, and the Happy Place Hospitality Group is bringing its seven brands together to share some happy gifts with you! Follow their ‘Happy Holidays’ Advent Calendar to unlock all sorts of deals that will have you feeling like you’re unwrapping a new gift every day until Christmas.
Dec 1-25; Free entry. Scan QR Code redeem prizes and for more information
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Ongoing Dec 1-31: Witchcraft Tap Takeover at The Hop Project


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Witchcraft Brewery is doing a month-long tap takeover at The Hop Project. Eight beers will be on tap from Witchcraft along with Rachel Gouk of Nomfluence's mouth-watering beef rendang grilled cheese sandwiches. 
Dec 1-31; Free entry. The Hop Project. 372 Dagu Lu, near Chengdu Bei Lu.
大沽路372号,近成都北路. See event listing.


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