18 Awesome Things to Do Over October Holiday in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, September 29, 2021

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Business Networking


A series of business networking events kick off at Kartel this coming Thursday, September 30. Tickets are just RMB100 presale, which includes two drinks, while there will be a lucky draw and Kartel will be offering some great deals on food and drink. As well as a chance to meet and mingle with likeminded professionals, each event will have a topical talk. The inaugural event is entitled a Complete Guide on Insurance for Foreigners in China, with guest speaker Leo Tee of Phoenix Consultancy. Tickets will be RMB120 at the door, so get yours now by scanning the QR on the poster above.
Sep 30, from 6.30pm; presale RMB100 includes two drinks. Kartel, 5/F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, by Julu Lu 地址  襄阳北路1号5楼, 近巨鹿路

Oct 1-3: Tongli Beats

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Thinking of getting some good music out of town? Look no further, Tongli Beats is the perfect getaway, and includes transportation, beers, and tickets to an ancient town. Get your tickets via this QR code:


Oct 1-3; RMB70. Tongli Ancient Town.

Oct 4-5: Urban Beer Festival

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Two music stages set up with craft beers, cocktails, boxing, jiu jitsu, street wear, graffiti and tattoo. What more can you ask for at a beer festival? Scan the QR to get your ticket now:


Oct 4-5; RMB75 includes one drink. 568 Hengfeng Lu, Jing'an District. 静安区恒丰路568号3楼. 

The Best of the Rest...

Sep 30: Tacolicious Quiz Night

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The October Holiday starts here! Day off tomorrow! The newly relaunched Tacolicious Quiz is back in full swing. Join an eight-week, fortnightly quiz season with plenty of trivia fun and happy hour all night and amazing prizes to be won. Scan the QR code on the flyer to register. Oh, and you can also win a bottle of wine to enjoy at the quiz...

READ MORE: WIN! A Bottle of Wine at the Tacolicious Quiz

Sep 30, 7.30pm; FreeTacolicious, Room104-105, 34 Yuyao Lu, by Xikang Lu 地址  余姚路34号1幢104-105室, 近西康路.

Oct 1: 7th Zapfler Oktoberfest

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For the seventh time, Zapfler is hosting their annual Oktoberfest with drinks, food, games and a blasting DJ. 
Oct 1, 6pm; Free entry. Zapfler German Craft Brewery. B1, Found 158, 158 Julu Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu. 巨鹿路158号158坊(瑞金路). See event listing.

Oct 1: National Day Celebration

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October 1 first marks the first day of Golden Week, when you can celebrate the birthday of modern China. Shanghai once again is set to put on an extraordinary light show over the Huangpu River.   
Oct 1; RMB150 includes one drink. Bar Rouge. 7F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu. 
中山东一路18号7楼,近南京东路. See event listing.

Oct 1-2: Red Hot Wheel

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Stuck in Shanghai during the October break? RIINK is open for you to party with DJ PainKilla and KingMelo.    
Oct 1-2; 11am. 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 3: French Touch

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After a successful debut at Celia, Cocarde is proud to announce the return of The French Touch. A lot of things have been changing in the Shanghai nightlife, but Celia still remains.    
Oct 3, 10pm; Free entry until midnight. Celia. 709 Jiaozhou Lu. 
胶州路709号See event listing.


Golden Week at Café des Stagiaires

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It's a full schedule at Café des Stagiaires' over October Holiday. Something for everyone. Check it all out on the poster above.
Sep 30-Oct 7; Free entry
. Le Café 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.

Homemade Pasta Month II

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D.O.C. has extended its homemade pasta month, featuring five specials with Chef Gino making it all from scratch in the Italian way in the D.O.C. kitchen.
All October; Free entry. DOC Gastronomia Italiana. 392 Dagu Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu. 大沽路392号,近成都北路See event listing.

The Little Escapade

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Zhu Juncheng is performing The Little Escapade, a performance that explores all the emotions hidden in the consciousness and in the lives of the gay community. 
Ongoing until Oct 10; Free entry. 
HUNT. 42 Xingfu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu. 幸福路42号,近法华镇路See event listing.

Silver Bracelet Slightly Glowing

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Xu Min has been pushing her painting practices in a flat but powerful rhythm for several years, exploring themes of time, emotion and existence.
Ongoing until Oct 24, 3pm; Free entry. 
Gallery 55. Building 4A-112, 50 Maganshan Lu by Changhua Lu. 莫干山路50号4A-112幢,近昌化路See event listing.

Cannes XR Film Exhibition

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Cannes XR Films Exhibition is coming to Shanghai. Watch four 360 VR films and five interaction VR films.  
Ongoing until Oct 24; Free entry. 
Ruihong Tiandi Hall of the Stars. 280 Tianbao Lu. 天宝路280弄. See event listing.

Gin Tasting, Gin’s Botanical Journey

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More than 300 premium gins across the globe from both large distilleries and rare, artisan bottles from small-batch craft gin makers. 
Ongoing until Oct 30, before 8pm; RMB238 free flow. 
URBAN Lounge. 1F, 380 Weihai Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu. 威海路380号1层,近石门一路See event listing.

‘2 ½’ D Fu Shuai Solo Exhibition

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Those who have seen Fu Shuai’s work once will instantly recognize it again. For years, he has been committed to building a pictorial syntax that could facilitate his research and reveal complex perceptual relationships of people to their observed reality. 
Sep 12-Oct 31; Free entry. Art+ Shanghai Gallery. 99 East Beijing Lu, Unit 207, Huangpu District, Shanghai. 上海市黄浦区北京东路99号207
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Guest Thai Chef Rosarin from The Sukhothai

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Determined to make travel restrictions a little more bearable, Urban Café is delighted to welcome Chef Rosarin Sriprathum back to the café with a curated Thai menu from Sukhothai Bangkok.
Until Nov 30; Scan QR code for more information. 
URBAN Café. 1F, 380 Weihai Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu. 威海路380号1层,近石门一路See event listing.

Looking Ahead...

Oct 6: Wednesday Night Quiz


A new season of the Wednesday Night Quiz at El Santo starts next week, October 6. Shanghai's longest running, it is absolutely free to enter, with 10 rounds covering everything from current events, geography, history, pop culture, music, film and more. And there are vouchers from and El Santo and bottles of Prosecco up for grabs.

If all that was not enough, drinks are half price until 8pm, while food is half price until 10pm. The quiz kicks off at 7.30pm and is all wrapped up by around 10pm, so everyone can be fresh at work the next day. And at the end of each quarterly season, the winners receive a whopping RMB2,000 voucher.

Scan the QR code on the poster above to register. Oh, and scan the QR code below to find out how to win a 20 taco platter at the new season kick off...


Every Wednesday, 7.30pm; free entry. El Santo, B/1, Found 158, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu 巨鹿路158号B1层, 近瑞金一路. See event listing.

Oct 16: Run in Blue 2021

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Run in Blue is an annual 5km run co-produced by the Rotaract Club of Shanghai. It supports a different cause each year related to children’s wellbeing and education. Come to run for a good cause and enjoy additional surprises and activities.   
Oct 16, 9am; RMB170 early bird, RMB220 regular. Shanghai Shangde Experimental School. 1688 Xiuyan Lu, by Yuejin Lu. 秀沿路1688号,近跃进路. See event listing.

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