22 Awesome Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, March 2, 2022

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

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RedBox Broadway Cabaret may not have been around long, but the group has already created quite the buzz with their unique approach at creating an immersive Cabaret-Broadway-Movie Show Tune Night performed live, with actual stars from Chinese Broadway shows.

Expect to enjoy a selection of hits, from classics like Phantom of the OperaChicago and Singing in the Rain, right up to modern tunes from HamiltonLala Land and The Greatest Showman. And if all that was not enough, the ticket also gets you entry to the Thursday night concert afterwards!

READ MORE: Broadway Cabaret Dinner Theater Every Thursday at The Pearl!

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

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Mar 3, 10, 17 & 24, 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.

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Mar 2: 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.
Mar 2, 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.

Mar 2: La Suite Ladies Night

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The middle of the week just got a whole lot better, especially for the ladies! La Suite Ladies Night takes over the Shanghai party scene on Wednesdays with one of the hottest deals in town: Not only are the dames offered complimentary drinks, but La Suite is throwing in some sushi and cocktail pairings into the mix. Groups of four get a free bottle of Prosecco. Sushi and cocktail pairings start at 7pm, and complimentary drinks will flow until midnight.
Mar 2, 7pm. La Suite, 1111 Wuding Lu. 武定路1111号. See event listing.

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: 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; Free
Tacolicious. Room 104-105, 34 Yuyao Lu, by Xikang Lu 地址  余姚路34号1幢104-105室, 近西康路.

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 4: From Mozart to Joe Hisaishi: Xing Brass Quartet

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Shanghai Opera House's brass horn group, The Xing Brass Quintet, will perform famous tunes spanning Mozart to Joe Hisaishi, only this week at The Blue Note. Call 139 1870 6076 to book a seat.
Mar 4, 6.30pm door, 8pm show; RMB150. 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 4: Models Night

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Spring is here, and that means cocktail dress season is upon us! This Friday, dress to impress as they make the terrace rock with DJ Derry and Doggy at the one and only Bar Rouge.
Mar 4, 8pm.
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.

Mar 4: Italians Do it Better

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Italians know how to throw a party like it’s nobody’s business, which is why La Suite, being an Italian club lounge itself, is hosting an Italian-themed night this Friday, complete with Spritz & Campari sodas, Negronis and live music.
Mar 4, 9pm. La Suite, 1111 Wuding Lu. 武定路1111号. See event listing.

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.

Mar 5: Hongkou: The Revolutionary Quarter

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Take a walk on the wild side through Shanghai's most rebellious district with history expert Lily Wang. Stroll the historic streets around one of the city's liveliest parks, and take a deep dive into local history. From becoming 'Little Tokyo' to the dramatic tale of the Korean Assassin and the Chinese literary outsiders that made their home there, Hongkou really is one of Shanghai's most fascinating corners. Scan the QR for tickets and info.
Mar 5, 10am; RMB300. Luxun Park, Sichuan Bei Lu, by Tian' ai Zhi Lu. 四川北路2288号, 近甜爱支路. See event listing.

Mar 5: Women in Jazz: Chuchu Duo Ft. Jenny Q

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The all-women ensemble of Chuchu Duo, featuring Jenny Q, will perform on the vibraphone and piano at The Blue Note. Call 139 1870 6076 to book a seat, or follow the WeChat official account: Blue Note China.
Mar 5, 6.30pm door, 8pm show; RMB150. 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 5: OpenMic for Women's Day

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To celebrate Women's Day, GXCommunity is hosting an OpenMic event. Voice out your women-centric emotions and feelings through singing, storytelling and the like. A selected panel of women will hold discussions, followed by socializing through karaoke and games.
Mar 5, 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.

Mar 5: Murder Mystery Dinner: Murder in a Fairytale

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Spend an enchanted evening solving a murder mystery case involving your favorite fairytale characters. During the course of the evening, you'll be trying to figure out who the murderer is, so be sure to keep your wits about you! You'll receive an email four days before indicating your role, so come dressed as your character. Two drinks and an appetizer are included. Scan to RSVP.
Mar 5, 8pm; RMB180. La Cava de Laoma, 46 Xingfu Lu, by Xinhua Lu. 幸福路46号, 近新华路. See event listing.

Mar 5: Ringside Fight Night on the Bund

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The Shanghai Edition on the Bund are glad to present the Limited Edition of Ringside Fight Night on the Bund. Catch the exclusive season opening on March 5, where the finest amateur fighters from 10 different countries will fight it out in boxing and kickboxing fights. Shout out to all of the strong ladies stepping into the ring this time! Tickets and tables are limited, so reserve in advance. After the event, head over to the afterparty at La Suite.
Mar 5, 7pm; RMB288 before Mar 3, RMB258 Ringside members, RMB328 on Mar 3. The Shanghai Edition, 199 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Jiangxi Zhong Lu. 南京东路199号, 近江西中路. See event listing.

Mar 5: Fight Night Official After Party

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Following the Ringside Fight Night on the Bund, head over to La Suite for the Official After Party, where your ticket to the fight gets you one free drink. After all the kickboxing, now's the time for dancing!
Mar 5, 9pm. La Suite, 1111 Wuding Lu. 武定路1111号. See event listing.

Mar 5 & 6: Chinese Calligraphy Made Easy

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Led by Janny Chan, Shanghai Pathways will host a two-hour calligraphy workshop with an expert guide and calligraphy artist this weekend (Saturday at 6.30pm, Sunday at 10.30am). Learn how to write Chinese characters through artistic brush stroke techniques, as well as the history and art behind it. This workshop is bilingual and family-friendly. The workshops will be held at different locations, so book via WeChat: citywalks, or email them at shanghaipathways@gmail.com for more information.
Mar 5, 6.30pm, Mar 6,10.30am; RMB258 members, RMB358 non-members. Multiple locations. Scan the QR code for more information. See event listing.

Mar 6: International Women's Week Cinema

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The Pearl kicks off their International Women's Week of events with some girl power classics on the big screen. Free entrance and free popcorn!
Mar 2, from 1.30pm; Free. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路. See event listing.

Mar 6: CINEMQ x Focus 变焦放映 HERSPACE

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Winter is finally fading, and for the arrival of spring CINEMQ is teaming up with Focus to present HERSPACE, a special screening of queer and female-focused short films by emerging Chinese filmmakers.
Mar 6, 3pm. Free. Elevator, B1, No. 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.

Mar 8: Happy Top Women's Day!

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You deserve to play! Topgolf is offering free minigolf and a specialty drink to all women in celebration of Women’s Day. Reserve a Swing Suites VIP Room and get half price all day. To top it off, a bottle of Martini Rose Sparking wine will be offered at RMB244.
Mar 8, 11.30am onwards. Lounge by Topgolf, 2/F, Central Plaza, 227 Huangpi Bei Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu. 黄陂北路227号中区广场2楼,近南京西路. 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 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 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: 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 12: Gin & Cheese

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Enjoy a unique tasting journey with Isigny Sainte-Mère cheeses from Normandy and premium gins from around the globe at URBAN Lounge. One set includes six handpicked cheese and gin pairings.
Mar 12, 3pm; RMB358. URBAN Café private room, The Sukhothai Shanghai, 1/F, 380 Weihai Lu, by Shimenyi Lu. 威海路380号1层, 近石门一路. See event listing.

Mar 15 & 16: Baking for Charity Kids Camp

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A two-day Kids Camp for ages 10 and above will be held by the Shanghai Young Bakers. Learn how to make Tiger Bread and Raisins Rolls on day one and a Fraisier (Strawberry Cake) on day two. All profits will directly support SYB charity program. Prices include lunch.
Mar 15 & 16, 9.45am; RMB640 a day, RMB1,150 two days. Shanghai Young Bakers, 889 Suide Lu, by Waihuan Gaosu. 绥德路889号, 近外环高速. See event listing.

Mar 16: NihaoCafe Language Corner

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Come practice your Chinese speaking skills with your fellow learners at the NihaoCafe Language Corner at That's Mandarin. The event includes an hour of Chinese speaking followed by a guided discussion in English.
Mar 16, 7pm; RMB50.
That's Mandarin, 5/F, Building 1, 881 Wuding Road, Jing’an District. 上海市静安区武定路881弄1座5层. See event listing.

Mar 17: St. Patrick's Day

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A night to celebrate all things Emerald Isle, with music from U2, Thin Lizzy and the Cranberries performed by the Red Stars. That’s the craic!
Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:

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Mar 17, 9pm doors, 9.30 show; RMB100. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路. 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 19: The Wiz 2022: Bringing Funk & Soul to the Land of Oz

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Following on from the success of Chicago last year, Wellington Shanghai is presenting The Wiz 2022 as their Senior School Musical. This retelling of the classic Wizard of Oz story is set to Motown music and promises to bring funk and soul to the Land of Oz. Wellington's pupils in years 9 through 13 have been rehearsing for months to transport audiences to the land of the munchkins, witches and funky monkeys. Scan QR code for tickets.
Mar 19, 2.30pm or 7pm. Wellington College International Shanghai, 1500 Yaolong Lu, by Zhonghuan Lu. 耀龙路1500号, 近中环路. See event listing.

Mar 19: International Potluck Dinner

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Foodies from all over the world unite! Cook or bring your country's traditional food and head over to That's Mandarin for an International Potluck Dinner. Share and learn about other countries' cusiines, meet new friends and sharpen your Chinese speaking skills while you're at it. Adults and kids are welcome.
Mar 19, 5pm; RMB20. That's Mandarin, 5/F, Building 1, 881 Wuding Road, Jing’an District. 上海市静安区武定路881弄1座5层. 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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