18 Awesome Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, November 3, 2021

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Nov 4: The Pearl 8th Anniversary

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Shanghai’s house of burlesque, cabaret and live music is turning eight on Thursday night, November 4, and in proper birthday fashion the team is going the full mile with a night entailing all the revelry The Pearl is famous for. Bank on burlesque dances, guest singers, live music from resident band The Red Stars and more.

READ MORE: The Pearl Turns 8: Pappa-G Grant-oh's 8 Legendary Memories

Tickets are RMB100 presale and can be purchased by scanning the QR code below:

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Nov 4, 7pm; RMB100-120. The Pearl. 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu, 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Until Nov 20: Life in North Korea

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‘Life in North Korea’ is an exhibition of photographs by Christian Petersen-Clausen. Visitors are invited to imagine what their lives might be like had they been born in the DPRK. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Every Tuesday/Saturday until Nov 20; RMB98. Tsubo. 890 Hengshan Lu, Shanghai. 上海市徐汇区衡山路890弄衡山坊7幢.


The Best of the Rest...

Nov 3: 白8 Baijiu Hakkatini Night at Hakkasan

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Explore the ever-expanding world of baijiu with Shanghai-based craft baijiu brand, 白8. Co-founders James Gillespie and RJ Steiner will be hosting a 白8 baijiu masterclass at 7.15pm for those interested in learning about how their baijiu is made, infused and distilled with eight Chinese botanicals, followed by a guest bartender shift beginning at 8.30pm. 
Nov 3, 7.15pm masterclass, 8.30pm guest bartender shift. Hakkasan. 5/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu 中山东一路18号5楼, 近南京东路.

Nov 4: No Worries Chef’s Table


For one night only, Chef Simone Thompson and Andrew Moo will be serving a retro Aussie dinner. Grab some mates and make your reservation now.   
Nov 4, 8pm; Scan QR code for reservation.
Egg. 12 Xiangyang Bei Lu, by Changle Lu. 襄阳北路12号,近长乐路. See event listing.

Nov 4: Hope & Sesame Guest Shift

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A guest shift that you don’t want to miss out on with the famous Bastien and Andrew from Hope and Sesame in Guangzhou.
Nov 4, 9pm; Free entry. Kaisha. No 3, Room 107, 358 Kangding Lu. 康定路358号3号楼107单元.

Nov 5: 48 Hour Film Project

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48 Hour Film Project is an international film competition where film makers from around the world have 48 hours to complete a seven-minute short film to be submitted to Filmapolooza.  
Nov 5; More information via
https://www.48hourfilm.com/shanghai. Revive Bar & Restaurant. 18 Qufu Lu, by Xizang Bei Lu. 上海市西藏北路18号109-1. See event listing.

Nov 5: Dialogues of Fiction: Paulina Flores

In collaboration with the magazine Chopsuey and Sinan Mansions, Dialogues of Fiction will be engaging in a Q&A session with Paulina Flores.
Nov 5, 7pm; Free entry.
Miguel de Cervantes Library. 208 Anfu Lu, by Wulumuqi Zhong Lu. 安福路208号,近乌鲁木齐路. See event listing.

Nov 5: House of Bars

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For one night only, four top guest bartenders from all around China will be occupying The Middle House and serving up their finest works.
Nov 5, 7pm; Free entry. The Middle House. No. 366 Shimen Yi Lu, Jingan District. 上海市静安区石门一路366号.

Nov 6: Cooking Workshop – Fish & Happiness Jiaozi

Shanghai Pathways is hosting a two-hour cooking workshop, including an expert Chinese culture talk with a Chinese chef. Learn about the story of the 24 Solar Terms and the process of making a traditional Fish & Happiness jiaozi.  
Nov 6, 10.30am; Scan QR code for reservations.
Sinar Mas Plaza. 917 Zhoujiazuo Lu, Hongkou District. 虹口区周家嘴路917号2楼. See event listing.

Nov 6: Jiashan Lane Market

Jiashan Lane Market returns in November as Shanghai’s premier foodies’ paradise. With some of Shanghai’s most exquisite crafts and lifestyle products, you can start some early Christmas shopping. 
Nov 6, 11am; Free entry.
Jiashan Market. #37, 259 Jiashan Lu, near Jianguo Lu 嘉善路259弄37号, 近建国路. See event listing.

Nov 6: Ladies Who Tech x SAP Women’s Tech Academy

Looking for an adventure? Looking to enhance your career development? Ladies Who Tech and SAP Women’s Tech Academy invite you to meet with technologists, recruiters, and leaders. 
Nov 6, 2pm; Scan QR code for reservations. 1001 Chenhui Lu, Pudong District, Shanghai. 海市浦东新区晨晖路1001号. See event listing.

Nov 6: Vietnamese Scooter Tour

Explore Vietnam right here in Shanghai with a cultural experience by MUTE Garage. Enjoy traditional Vietnamese coffee in PHO to SHOP and an immersive Vietnamese food tasting.  
Nov 6, 4pm; RMB228 for members, RMB248 for non-members. 425 Yanping Lu.延平路425号. See event listing.

Nov 6: Perch’s 2nd Anniversary Party

It is hard to believe that it has been two whole years since Perch first opened its doors. Join the celebration at their 2nd Anniversary Party. 
Nov 6, 4pm; Three drinks for RMB120.
Perch. Room 107, 445 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu. 江宁路445号107室,近武定路. See event listing.

Nov 6: Masquerade Ball on the Bund


Nova Events and Bar Rouge present their very own, one of a kind ball event. You surely don’t want to miss it. Dress to impress!
Nov 6, 9pm; Scan QR code for reservation.
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.

Nov 6: DRTY

Discover a new music event with a selection of tracks from artists like Miss Kittin, Vitalic, Justie 2 and many more.  
Nov 6, 10pm; Free entry.
Celia. 709 Jiazhou Lu. 胶州路709号. See event listing.

Nov 7: Colca Anniversary

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Looking for some Peruvian music, amigos and fun? Join Colca to celebrate their anniversary.    
Nov 7, 12pm; RMB188. Colca. No 199, 2F Hengshan Lu. 上海市徐汇区衡山路199号2楼.

Ongoing...

Movember with Tacolicious & Lifeline & Bevplus

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Tacolicious, in conjunction with partners Lifeline and Bevplus, are excited to announce their November fundraising drive. Each week on Saturdays in November, Tacolicious will be organizing a meetup at 4pm to measure and photograph the growth of your mustache. Join for a mustache bash on the 27th of November where they will crown the ‘Stache champ of 2021.
Nov 1-27; Free entry. Tacolicious. Room 104-105, 34 Yuyao Lu, by Xikang Lu.
余姚路34号1幢104-105室,近西康路.

Mezcal Masterclass at Mezcalito

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Join in on a journey of the Mezcal masterclasses. Come for crash courses, taste tests and learning about the history of the mezcal production processes. Make sure to book in advance to secure your spot today. Classes are held every Tuesday in November at 7pm.
Nov 9, 16 & 23, 7pm; RMB248 early bird, RMB288 regular. Mezcalito. 81 Changshu Lu. 常熟路81号,近巨鹿路.

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Nov 10: The Space Between

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Join this interesting exhibition and auction as artists in the community share their perspectives on their art pieces in honor of World Mental Health Day.
Nov 10, 6.30pm; Scan QR code for reservation. Highline. 6F, 282 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Huangpi Nan Lu. 淮海中路282号6楼,近黄陂南路.

Nov 11: Tacolicious Quiz Night

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The final Tacolicious Quiz of the eight-week, fortnightly quiz season. Expect plenty of trivia fun, happy hour all night and amazing prizes to be won. Scan the QR code on the flyer above to register. 

Oh, and you can also win a bottle of wine to enjoy at the quiz - scan the QR below to find out how...

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Nov 11, 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.

Nov 13: 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.   
Nov 13, 9am; RMB170 early bird, RMB220 regular. C, No. 518-12, Northern Fuquan Road. See event listing.

Nov 20: L(CR)AZY Saturdays

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Your favorite chefs from this year’s Lazy Saturdays unite one night for the ultimate feast. A multiverse of flavor awaits. Move through the crowd, relax with your favorite food and live it up.    
Nov 20, 6pm; Scan QR code for reservation. The Kitchen Table, W Floor.  66 Lvshun Lu 旅顺路66号, 标识餐厅,W层.

Dec 4: Shanghai Sunrise 25th Anniversary Fundraiser


Shanghai Sunrise, a volunteer-led non-profit organization is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a huge winter gala and fundraiser. Tickets include a three-course dinner, live entertainment, free flow wine, beer, cocktails and a silent auction.
Dec 4, 6pm; RMB988. Hyatt on the Bund. 199 Huangpu Lu, by Wuchang Lu. 
黄浦路199号上海外滩茂悦大酒店,近武昌路. See event listing.

Dec 4: Red Ribbon Gala 2021 for World AIDS Day

The Red Ribbon Gala, a signature fundraiser for World AIDS Day, is back for the sixth edition to support the efforts of Shanghai Qingai Health Center  
Dec 4, 6pm; Various prices. Andaz Xintiandi Shanghai. 88 Songshan Lu, by Taicang Lu. 
嵩山路88号,近太仓路. See event listing.


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