21 Awesome Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, February 23, 2022

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Mar 4 & 5: Down the Rabbit Hole

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Take a trip 'Down the Rabbit Hole' and let dazzling deviants escort you into a world filled with carnal delights and breathless intrigue. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, here is a place where adventure lays around the corner and on stage.

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

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Mar 4 & 5, 6pm doors, 9pm show; RMB180 presale, RMB220 door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路. See event listing.

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Feb 23: Lost in Found Presents: Underrated Cafe

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Cyclo's Lost in Found Lounge features trio band Underrated, headed by Acco, Los and Charles of Cafe Hip Hop. Witness them perform their unique brand of jazz, funk, disco, hip hop and blues live!
Feb 23, 7.30pm doors, 8.15pm show. Cyclo, 158 Julu Lu, Found 158, by Ruijin Yi Lu. 巨鹿路158号Found 158, 近瑞金一路. See event listing.

Feb 23: 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. Scan the QR on the poster above to sign up now.
Feb 23, 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.

Feb 24: Urban Lounge Gin Masterclass

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URBAN Lounge continually explores new and innovative gins available in the market to curate a bespoke botanical experience. To introduce his newest gin brand, OFBT, Chase White will host a masterclass at The Sukhothai Shanghai's URBAN Lounge, followed by a guest bartender evening at The ZUK Bar.
Feb 24, 4.30pm. URBAN Lounge, 1/F, 380 Weihai Lu, by Shimenyi Lu. 威海路380号1层, 近石门一路. See event listing.

Feb 24: Dinner & DIVAS Drag Show

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La Suite partners up with the one and only performer and singer Africana Laté for DIVAS, the best drag queen show in the city. Indulge in a delicious buffet dinner between 7pm-10pm, and after the live entertainment the party continues with a night of dancing.
Feb 24, 7pm dinner, 10.30pm show.  
La Suite, 1111 Wuding Lu. 武定路1111号. See event details.

Feb 24: Brazilian Party Favela Chic

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Until we can hop on a plane and fly to Brazil, the Favela Chic Party is the next best thing. Special performances by a live Brazilian band and a set by DJ Roni will keep you entertained all night long against the panoramic backdrop of the Bund. Ladies who book in advance get access to an exclusive open bar from 9-11pm.
Feb 24, 9pm. The Fellas Terrace, 7/F, 7 Yan'an Dong Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu. 延安东路7号7楼, 近中山东一路. See event listing.

Feb 25: Charles Foldesh's Foldtet

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Renowned drummer Charles Foldesh is bringing his handpicked quintet, The Foldtet, to Blue Note for a captivating night of carefully-crafted original compositions and renditions of popular favorites. Call 139 1870 6076 for bookings, or follow the official WeChat account: Blue Note China.
Feb 25, 6.30pm door, 8pm show; RMB150 presale, RMB180 door. Blue Note Shanghai, 3-5 Floor, Zhongxin Guangchang, 867 Sichuan Bei Lu, by Haining Lu. 四川北路867号中信广场3-5层, 近海宁路. See event listing.

Feb 25: Coconut Lounge - Deconstructing YOU

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Coconut Lounge returns to take on their biggest challenge yet - deconstructing YOU! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll have epiphanies about your relationship with early care givers and why middle school was so hard (maybe). Let the troupe's international cast delve into the innermost reaches of your psyche based on your original artwork in this improv pop-up party.
Feb 25, 7.30pm; RMB88. Hunt, 42 Xingfu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu. 幸福路42号, 近法华镇路. See event listing.

Feb 25 & 26: Venetian Carnival at La Suite

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Italy’s Carnevale di Venezia comes to La Suite this weekend! Lavish, imaginative costumes and traditional Venetian masks will add a fairytale-like quality to this festive event. Live musical performances will accompany you all night.
Feb 25 & 26, 9pm. La Suite, 1111 Wuding Lu. 武定路1111号. See event details.

Feb 25 to 27: Baobao Burger's Plant-Based Burger Pop-Up

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Baobao Burger, Shanghai's first ever fully plant-based burger joint, will officially start a burger pop-up at Egg. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, Baobao prepares a selection of five mouth-watering burgers to get your weekend off to a healthy and super delicious start.
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting Feb 17, 6pm. Egg, 12 Xiangyang Bei Lu, by Changle Lu. 襄阳北路12号, 近长乐路. See event listing.

Feb 26: CNY Drag-Tacular Year of the Tigers

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Join The Royal Drag Court of Shanghai as they celebrate the Year of the Tiger with a feast of genderbending excellence and a night of tomfoolery. Join the Kings, Queens and In-Betweens as they awaken your body and soul for 2022 with high-kicking performances, auspicious outfits and the Eye of the Tiger!

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

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Feb 26, 8pm show; RMB200 presale, RMB250 at the door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Feb 26: Carnaval Do Brasil

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For one night only, Bar Rouge pays homage to one of the greatest parties in the world: Rio de Janeiro’s Grand Carnaval. Don’t miss this absolute rager of a party!
Feb 26, 8pm; RMB150 including 1 drink. Bar Rouge, 7/F, 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.

Feb 26: Venice Carnival in Tour

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Italy’s winter carnival festival is coming to Shanghai! Organized by the association Veneti di Cina, the Venice Carnival on Tour unites people from Veneto and Veneto lovers in a festive event marked by colorful masks and traditional carnival treats, including crostoli, frittelle, maschere Veneziane and much more. Celebrate in one, or all of the carnival’s four stops, which starts at Seve (2-4pm), Restaurant Cicchetti del Teatro (4-6pm), Funkadeli Yangping (6-11pm) and ends at La Suite (11pm onwards). Scan the QR code in the flyer to register.
Feb 26, from 2pm. Starts at Seve, 600 Huashan Lu by Zhenning Lu. 华山路600号上海戏剧学院内, 近镇宁路. See event listing.

Feb 26: Asian Pop Night

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Enjoy an evening in the company of fellow Asian-pop fanatics. Learn a song in four languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean and English), shoot a music video, compete in a K-pop dance battle, and – of course – sing your heart out in an open mic and karaoke session.
Feb 26, 7.30pm. GroupExpression, 1438 Shanxi Bei Lu, Room 1427. 陕西北路1438弄财富时代大厦1427室. See event listing.

Feb 26: Wakanda Experience

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Gear up for a classic Cyclo party complete with a delectable South African menu and a bottle of Royal Rhino at 50% off. Musical lineup includes Uly, Spade, Painkilla and more. Dress code is Wakanda African. Free entry, RSVP for dinner.
Feb 26, 7.30pm. Cyclo, 158 Julu Lu, Found 158, by Ruijin Yi Lu. 巨鹿路158号Found 158, 近瑞金一路. See event listing.

Feb 27: 'Discovering Huangpu River' Photo Exhibition

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Discovering Huangpu River is a photo exhibition that captures the famous Shanghai river through the lens of nine photographers. Come join its opening party, where the inspiring photography will be accompanied by live entertainment, complimentary drinks, photography workshops and the chance to mingle with Shanghai’s photography community.
Feb 27, 3-8pm.
J Gallery, 1203 Xiewei Lu. 上海市青浦区谢卫路1203号简屋书店2楼. See event listing.

Feb 27: Yaya’s x SOiF: Pasta Wine Kitchen Takeover

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For one night only Yaya’s is taking over the kitchen at SOiF! Handmade pasta, natural wine and good times – the perfect Sunday night. Book your table now via Wechat: FrancoisSeguin.
Feb 27, 6pm; RMB368. SOiF, Rm 105, 550 Wuding Lu, by Xikang Lu. 武定路550号105室, 近西康路. See event listing.

Feb 27: Musicals Night

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Indulge in an afternoon of song and theater with a musicals night marathon featuring Mary Poppins, Hamilton and Into the Woods. Even better, it's free entrance and free popcorn! Call 136 2168 8556 to reserve.
Feb 27, 2.30pm movie. 
The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Feb 27: Belgian Cycling Culture in Flanders

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The new exhibition Belgian Cycling Culture in Flanders offers an introduction to the home and racing culture of the most famous cyclists in the world. Talks on Flanders cycling culture, as well as three different cycling tours through Shanghai, will be available to attendees, hosted in cooperation with VISITFLANDERS and CLUB100. To participate, bring your own bicycle to the event.

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

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Feb 27, 2pm; RMB218. TSUBO, Building 7, 890 Hengshan Lu, by Tianping Lu. 衡山路890号7号楼近天平路. See event listing.

Ongoing...

Feb 2 Onwards: Happy Hour at Beast of the East

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Take advantage of Beast of the East's daily happy hour deal. Get 35% off selected drinks everyday from 3-7pm.
Feb 2 onwards, 3pm-7pm. Beast of the East, 291 Fumin Lu, by Donghu Lu. 富民路291号, 近东湖路.

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 until February 27. So here's you last chance to emulate the stars of Beijing 2022!
Until Feb 27. BFC, 600 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by 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...

Mar 3: Pantone Wine Dinner: 50 Shades of Pink

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It’s 50 Shades of Pink at Tomatito as they launch their first Pantone Wine Dinner in a culinary attempt to answer the question “What would the color pink taste like?” Slated to be super sensorial, fun and deliciously colorful, the event will feature a menu of monochromatic pink tapas paired with special wines. We’ll leave you to guess the dress code color…
Mar 3, 7pm; RMB488. Tomatito, Infinitus Mall, 3/F Room W08-10, 168 Hubin Lu, by Jinan Lu. 湖滨路168号3楼W08-10,近济南路. See event listing.

Mar 3, 10, 17 & 24: Red Box Cabaret at the Pearl

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Red Box Cabaret is taking over The Pearl with burlesque and cabaret performances every Thursday 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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Mar 3, 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. 

Mar 3: Stars & Stripes - The Best of American Rock

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The Pearl’s very own Red Star Band is here to entertain you with rock covers of Aerosmith, Nirvana, Green Day, Imagine Dragons, Bon Jovi, Jimi Hendrix, plus party hits from Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and so much more.

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

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Mar 3, 9pm doors, 9.30pm show; RMB100 presale, RMB120 at the door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路. See event listing.

Mar 3: Tacolicious Quiz Night

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A fortnightly quiz 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.

Mar 3, 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.

Mar 9: Adele & Amy Winehouse

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The Pearl kicks off their International Women's Week of Shows with two of the most soulful songstresses of recent times, Adele & Amy Winehouse.

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

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Mar 9, 6pm doors, 8pm show; RMB120 presale, RMB150 door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路. See event listing.

Mar 10: Avril Lavigne & Ladies Rock

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The Pearl's International Women's Week of Shows continues with Avril Lavigne & Ladies Rock, featuring the music of Alanis Morrisette, Joan Jett, Pink, Tina Turner, No Doubt, Evanescence and the Cranberries.

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

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Mar 10, 9pm doors, 9.30pm show; RMB150 presale, RMB180 door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路. See event listing.

Mar 11: Britney Spears vs Madonna

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March 11 sees the Queens of Pop do battle and Britney Spears takes in Madonna as part of The Pearl's International Women's Week of Shows.

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

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Mar 11, 6pm doors, 9.30pm show; RMB150 presale, RMB200 door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路. See event listing.

Mar 12: Ladies Rock

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Rounding out The Pearl's International Women's Week of Shows is a night of Ladies Rock with Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Pink.

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

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Mar 12, 6pm doors, 9.30pm show; RMB150 presale, RMB180 door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路. See event listing.

Mar 12: Kempinski Carnival Party

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Whether you’re dressed up or down, or wearing your craziest or funniest costume, come join the Kempinski Carnival Party to celebrate the end of Kempinski The One Suites Hotel’s 5th season. Enjoy a night of DJ sets and live bands, a buffet dinner, and a free flowing selection of beer and wine. The early bird special ticket is limited to 50, so scan to book now:

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Mar 12, 6pm; RMB688 early bird, RMB888 regular. Kempinski The One Suites Hotel Shanghai Downtown, 601 Fengyang Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu. 凤阳路601号,  近南京西路. See event listing.

Mar 12: A Tribute to Ennio Morricone by Li Xiaochuan

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Chinese trumpet player and composer Li Xiaochuan pays tribute to Ennio Morricone as he performs jazz renditions of the great film music composer’s most famous soundtracks. 
Mar 12, 6.30pm door, 8pm show; RMB320. Blue Note Shanghai, 3-5 Floor, Zhongxin Guangchang, 867 Sichuan Bei Lu, by Haining Lu. 四川北路867号中信广场3-5层, 近海宁路. See event listing.

Mar 18: Chinese Traditional Music 戏班乐队

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Chinese traditional musicians play music from their latest album with one the best drummers in China. Call 139 1870 6076 to book a seat. For more info follow Blue Note's official WeChat account: Blue Note China.
Mar 18, 6.30 doors, 8pm show; RMB299.
Blue Note Shanghai, 3-5 Floor, Zhongxin Guangchang, 867 Sichuan Bei Lu, by Haining Lu. 四川北路867号中信广场3-5层, 近海宁路. See event listing.

Mar 26: 上岸 Chinese Hiphop 爽子 Shuangzi

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Catch Chinese rock and hip hop artist Shuangzi as he debuts 上岸, his newest 15-track album featuring a unique sound influenced by West Coast hip hop, reggae and rap. Call 139 1870 6076 for bookings. For more info follow Blue Note's official WeChat account: Blue Note China.
Mar 26, 6.30pm doors, 8pm show; RMB319.
Blue Note Shanghai, 3-5 Floor, Zhongxin Guangchang, 867 Sichuan Bei Lu, by Haining Lu. 四川北路867号中信广场3-5层, 近海宁路. See event listing.

Apr 29: The Joy of Love

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Violinist Fan Chenjun joins pianist Mike Kim in The Joy of Love, a classical music talk show evening. This violin and piano repertoire concert, previously attended by the former German chancellor Angela Merkel, is guaranteed to move you to laughter and tears.

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

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Apr 29, 7.15pm; tickets from RMB199 to RMB 599. Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall, 1380 Fuxing Zhong Lu, by Baoqing Lu. 复兴中路1380号, 近宝庆路. See event listing.


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