22 Awesome Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, January 12, 2022

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F45 and REVO New Year’s Resolution Plan

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The holidays have ended; it’s time to focus on getting back into a routine and back into shape. That’s Shanghai has partnered up with F45 and REVO for a special New Year’s Resolution Plan to get your 2022 started the right way! 

RMB1,688 gets you the following:

  • 1 month F45 gym membership valid for all three studios and unlimited classes

    • Valued at RMB1,688

  • 3 day meal plan from REVO (one time only), including breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning snack and afternoon snack, all delivered to any downtown Puxi address

    • Valued at RMB630

Looking for a little more info before taking this life-affirming plunge? Simply click here.

The New Year’s Resolution Plan is limited to the first 20 people to purchase, so get yours now by clicking here or scanning the QR:

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Jan 21 & 22: Muggle's Ball

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You are cordially invited to the Muggles Ball. An entire weekend celebrating the most prestigious school for witchcraft and wizardry, Hogwarts. Catch live appearances from your favorite Harry Potter characters, performances throughout the evening, scenes from the movies recreated, contests for best costumes and showcase games celebrating the world’s most famous wizarding franchise. The entertainment starts from 9pm, but come early and eat in the Great Hall with other wizards, witches, muggles and magical creatures. Professor Baidas will be on hand to teach the magical culinary arts with a feast of delectable dishes. 

Tickets for the express train at Platform Zhapu Lu 471 ¾ are just RMB150 early bird, but likely to sell out, so get yours now by clicking here or scanning the QR code:

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Jan 21 & 22, doors 6pm, entertainment from 9pm; RMB150 early bird. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Best of the Rest...

Jan 12: Quiz Night at El Santo

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Shanghai's longest running quiz, the Wednesday Quiz Night at El Santo is absolutely free to enter and features 10 rounds covering everything from current events, geography, history, pop culture, music, film and more, with great prizes up for grabs. Drinks are half price until 8pm, food is half price until 10pm, with the quiz all wrapped up by around 10pm so everyone can be fresh at work the next day. Scan the QR on the poster above to sign up now.
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.

Jan 12: Ed Sheeran & Adele Tribute Night

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Prepare yourself for a full night of all things Adele and Ed Sheeran, performed live by Ksenia and Dave Stone, with backup by the Red Stars.

Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:

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Jan 12, 6pm doors, 8pm show; RMB120 presale, RMB150 on the door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Jan 12: Models & Millionaires

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Head over to La Suite for Models & Millionaires, a night filled with delicious drinks and live music to help speed up the work week.
Jan 13, 9pm. La Suite, 1111 Wuding Lu, by Yanping Lu. 武定路1111号, 近延平路.

Jan 13: Smells Like Teen Spirit

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A night of all things grunge, with scores of Seattle-based bands in flannel shirts, ripped jeans and combat boots. Expect cuts by Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains just to name but a few.

Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:

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Jan 13, 6pm doors, 9pm show; RMB100 presale, RMB120 on the door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Jan 14: Von Hallers Gin Masterclass & Guest Bartender

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Award-winning maestro Terry Lang from Beijing will take you and your taste buds on an exploratory journey through the world of Von Hallers Gin, which is produced in Ireland and interspersed with spicy, high intensity aromas from handpicked botanicals. The Gin Masterclass starts at 4.30pm at The Sukhothai Shanghai’s URBAN Lounge, followed by a guest bartender evening at 8pm to midnight at the ZUK Bar.
Jan 14, 4.30pm. URBAN Lounge. 380 Weihai Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu. 威海路380号1层, 近石门一路. See event listing.

Jan 14: Latin Grooves Night at El Santo

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Get your dancing shoes ready for an evening of Latin dances organized by El Santo. On Rhythm Dance Studio’s Jorge Geronimo will guide you through a class of Salsa, Bachata, ChaCha and more. RMB100 will get you a dance class, one drink and a Latin DJ Party. See you on the dance floor!
Jan 14, 8pm; RMB100. El Santo Tacos & Tequila. 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.

Jan 14: Glam & Glitter

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Get ready for a party packed full of glitz and glam with live performances, tasty cocktails and the best DJs filling the room with the hottest hits.
Jan 14, 9pm. La Suite, 1111 Wuding Lu, by Yanping Lu. 武定路1111号, 近延平路.

Jan 14 & 15: Ooh La La Cabaret de Paris

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The French have always been known for their exquisite taste in entertainment. One of their greatest contributions to the modern world being that of cabaret. The Pearl is bringing a new show to the theatre from Moonglow Burlesque, with elegant performers from this Beijing burlesque troupe bringing you the freshest cabaret acts from around the world. Expect glamorous dancing ladies, smoky seductresses singing and authentic vintage burlesque, all costumed in feathers, sparkles and sometimes just their smiles... Ooh La La indeed!

Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:

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Jan 14 & 15, 6pm; RMB150 presale, RMB180 on the door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Jan 14 & 15: Coldplay & the British Invasion

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Celebrate all things British with the music from Coldplay, The Beatles, Eurythmics, Queen, Def Leppard, Oasis, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Pink Floyd, Elton John and more.   

Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:

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Jan 14 & 15, 9.30pm doors, 10pm show; RMB150. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Jan 15: All You Can Eat Raclette

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Enjoy three different types of raclette from France and Switzerland at Relish by The Cheesery. Seats are limited, so book fast!
Jan 15, 6pm. Relish by The Cheesery, 1/F Xingfujihui, Bldg 4, 381 Panyu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu 番禺路381号4号楼幸福集荟1楼, 近法华镇路 See event listing.

Jan 15: Limited Edition Black Tie Party

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Join La Suite's first Limited Edition 2022 Black Tie party, where you can expect a full evening of delicious cocktails, live music, dancing and special performances all night long.
Jan 15, 9pm. La Suite, 1111 Wuding Lu, by Yanping Lu. 武定路1111号, 近延平路.

Jan 15-20: I AM! Celebrating Life & Growth Art Exhibition

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As part of a year-long series celebrating Shanghai Singapore International School’s 25th Anniversary, SSIS students from PN to G12 will be showcasing over 900 artworks in an art exhibition themed ‘I AM! Celebrating Life and Growth’ at the prestigious chi K11 art museum.
Jan 15-20, 10am-8pm (last entry 7.30pm). K11 Art Mall, 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Madang Lu. 淮海中路300号, 近马当路. See event listing.

Jan 16: Stone

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All original hard-hitting, foot-stomping psychedelic blues 'n' folk rock from the man, the myth Dave Stone, who will be joined by trumpet player extraordinaire Jeremy Sinclair, master of the bass Fred Grenade and tickler of the ivories Michael Compton.

Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:

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Jan 16, 6pm doors, 8pm showRMB120 presale, RMB150 at the door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Ongoing...

Jan 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22: Crafted in China

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Pudao Wines is hosting a series of events showcasing China's locally crafted wines, beers and spirits, telling the stories behind the products and giving guests the chance to meet the people behind the products and taste what the country has to offer. 
Jan 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, various start times and locations. Scan the QR code on the flyer for more details. 

Until Jan 16: The Macallan Experience

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MoCA Shanghai plays host to The Macallan Experience, an immersive and artistic exhibition exploring the origin and vision of this renowned single malt whisky brand. Through an immersive sensorial environment, brought to life by audio-visual digital work, visitors get to experience The Macallan’s tribute to nature, culture and heritage with incomparable quality. 

Scan the QR for exhibition reservation:

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Until Jan 16, 10am-6pm, last entry 5pm, closed Mondays; RMB40. MoCA, Gate 7, People's Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xinchang Lu  南京西路231号人民公园7号门, 近新昌路.

Until Jan 22: Wan + at Wan More Nightclub

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WAN MORE have launched a WAN + project every Friday and Saturday to January 22. Expect an electronic music party especially prepared for EDM lovers. Bonus: you can get 10 selected cocktails for RMB99.
Until Jan 22. WAN MORE1F, 888 Wanhangdu Lu, 万航渡路888号1楼. See event listing.

Until Jan 28: Red Box Cabaret at the Pearl

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Red Box Cabaret is taking over The Pearl with burlesque and cabaret performances every evening. Expect all the dancing, singing and ooh la la you can imagine.

Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:

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Until Jan 28, 6pm doors, 7pm show; RMB188 presale, RMB228 at the door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Until Feb 15: Alex Israel: Freeway

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Shanghai Fosun Foundation presents the first museum-scale exhibition in China of American artist Alex Israel, famous for his abstract neon gradient spray paintings, iconic self-portraits and his use of exciting new mediums and materials. The exhibit’s videos, paintings, sculptures and installations reveal Israel’s LA-inspired perspectives on mass media and pop culture.
Until Feb 15, 10am-6pm. Fosun Foundation Art Center. 600 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Dongmen Lu. 中山东二路600号, 近东门路. See event listing.

Until Feb 27: Rink on the Bund

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Rink on the Bund, a 200-square meter open-air ice rink in BFC’s north district, stays open well into Feb 27.
Until Feb 27. BFC, 600 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Fengjing Lu. 中山东二路600号,近枫泾路.

Until Apr 20: Meet Egypt: The Exhibition of the Golden Mummies

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Plunge into the mysterious world of Egyptian mummies at Meet Egypt: The Exhibition of Golden Mummies. Delving into the intriguing culture of ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece, the exhibition features six golden mummies dating back 2,000 years, and hundreds of valuable archeological relics, all of which belong to the UK’s Manchester Museum collection.
Until Apr 20, 10am-6pm. Meet You Museum (Jing’An branch), 210 Wenshui Lu, Jing’An District. 上海市静安区汶水路210号. See event listing.

Looking Ahead…

Jan 20: Moves like Jagger!

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Moves like Jagger is back at The Pearl! Get ready to dance your way throughout the night with the hits of the 2000s.

Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:

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Jan 20, 6pm doors, 8.30pm show; RMB100 presale, RMB120 at the door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Jan 20: New Quiz Season at Tacolicious

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The Tacolicious Quiz is back! Join an eight-week, fortnightly quiz season with award-winning tacos and happy hour all night, as well as amazing prizes to be won. As always, there will be six rounds of trivia fun, including film and music rounds, with shots for each round winner. Oh, and it is all done by 10pm. You know, just in case you have work the next day. 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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Jan 20, 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.

Jan 22: Basmat Levin Studio Closing Sale

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Another end of an era moment, this time in the Shanghai art world – after two years of being unable to visit the city, Israeli artist Basmat Levin is closing her studio in M50. One of the most distinctive artists in Shanghai, her vibrant and energetic works, often featuring her funky portraiture, were to be found across the city. Shanghai will certainly be a less colorful place without Basmat and her work, and this is your last chance (for now, at least) to own one of her pieces.
Jan 22, 12-5pm. M50, 50 Moganshan Lu, by Changhua Lu, Building 4, Room 215 莫干山路50号16号楼, 近昌化路.

Can't make the sale? Contact Stephanie Sallette, co-founder of interior decoration brand Studio NooSH, for a list of works:

READ MORE: Artist Basmat Levin is Closing Her Shanghai M50 Studio

Jan 22: The Shanghai Beatles

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All the way from Liverpool Japan, the Shanghai Beatles have been rocking Abbey Road from as far back as anyone can remember, and is this city's very own Fab Four experience.
Jan 22, 8pm; free entry. Abbey Road3 Taojiang Lu, by Fenyang Lu   桃江路3号, 近汾阳路.

Jan 26: Ed Sheeran & Adele Tribute Night

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Prepare yourself for a full night of all things Adele and Ed Sheeran, performed live by Ksenia and Dave Stone, with backup by the Red Stars.

Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:

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Jan 26, 6pm doors, 8pm show; RMB120 presale, RMB150 on the door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Jan 27: Rewind Party

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Time to rewind to the 80s, 90s, 2000s! Expect to hear top songs form Madonna, Spice Girls, Michael Jackson, Maroon 5, One Republic and so much more, all performed live.

Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:

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Jan 27, 8pm doors, 8.30pm show; RMB100 presale, RMB120 at the door. The Pearl471 Zhapu Lu,by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Jan 28: Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 & Lady Gaga Tribute Show

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The Pearl’s Tribute series just keeps getting bigger! After sold-out series for Queen, Adele & Ed Sheeran and Linkin Park, The Pearl’s Red Stars band will getting into the biggest stars of the 2000s: Maroon 5, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga. Gorgeous, talented dancers Sasha and Anna inject a bit of sexy glamor into their choreographed routines to lead the audience astray.

Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:

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Jan 28, 9.30pm; RMB150 presale, RMB180 at the door. The Pearl471 Zhapu Lu,by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Jan 29: Linkin Park: A Tribute to Chester

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It has been five years since the world lost the immense talent of Chester Bennington. For this month’s Linkin Park - Nu Metal show at The Pearl, the core focus will be on Linkin Park to honor his memory as best they know how... by rocking and moshing hard! Along with the major Linkin Park hits, the Red Stars will be banging out tunes from Korn, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Godsmack, Distrubed, Papa Roach, System of a Down, Rage Against The Machine and Three Days Grace. This will be a high voltage concert from start to finish.

Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:

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Jan 29, 6pm doors, 9pm show; RMB150 presale, RMB180 at the door. The Pearl471 Zhapu Lu,by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Jan 30: 30/30 Step Challenge

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Every other month we run a Step Challenge, where you you get to walk 10,000 steps for 30 consecutive days and submit your step via a QR code. We keep track of everyone’s steps and send a report to the group every morning. To join, contact Wechat ID:Fatima2909 or scan the QR code.
Jan 30-Feb 28. RMB30. Held online. For more information, scan the QR code.

Feb 20: Stone

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All original hard-hitting, foot-stomping psychedelic blues 'n' folk rock from the man, the myth Dave Stone, who will be joined by trumpet player extraordinaire Jeremy Sinclair, master of the bass Fred Grenade and tickler of the ivories Michael Compton.

Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:

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Feb 20, 6pm doors, 8pm show; RMB120 presale, RMB150 at the door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.


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