What's Going On in Shanghai on Friday?

By That's Shanghai, August 11, 2022

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Special Events

The Pearl Reopening Party


The Pearl is back! It’s been over five months since their last show and they are very excited to entertain you once again. August 11, 12 and 13 they will be throwing reopening parties with the Red Stars band having prepared a 'Best of' night with hits from Queen, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Adele, Avril, AC/DC, and a whole lot more!

Tickets are limited, so get yours now by scanning the QR on the poster above. And COVID rules will be strictly enforced, so please be sure to have your 48hr green code up to date to enter.

Aug 11, 12 & 13, 6pm doors, 9pm band; RMB150. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 地址  乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Frozen in Concert @ Shanghai Oriental Art Center


All the classics from the Disney classic Frozen performed by fantasic singers, all accompanied by a live orchestra. English with Chinese subtitles.

Aug 12 & 13, 7.30pm; RMB180-680Shanghai Oriental Art Center, 425 Dingxiang Lu, by Shiji Dadao 丁香路425号, 近世纪大道.

Weekly Events

Live DJ @ El Santo


Get your weekend started at El Santo, where ever Friday a live DJ gets the party going, and Coronas and Margaritas are buy-one-get-one from 5-8pm.

Every Fri, 5pm-Late; Free. 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.

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We love classy things at affordable prices. It's two hours of free flow cocktails and canapes at Something's Summer Aperitvo every Friday from 6pm for just RMB198. That's what we're talking about!
Every Fri, 6-8pm; RMB198. Something, 2/F, 98 Wukang Lu, by Wuyuan Lu 地址  武康路98号2楼,近五原路, 6404 2228 / 187 0191 3685.

La Barra Original


Dance and classic house beats by Kevin and Chewie from 10pm every Friday at La Barra, with buy-one-get-one on Billecart-Salmon Champagne before 11pm.
Every Fri & Sat, 10pm-Late; Free. La Barra, 110, Bldg 5, Lane 273 Jiaozhou Lu, by Xinzha Lu (enter on Yanping Lu or Jiaozhou Lu) 胶州路273弄60号5幢2楼,近新闸路.

Daily Events

The Spritz Social @ D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana


Feeling the heat this summer? Enjoy the good things in life daily at more that reasonable prices from 3-7pm at D.O.C., where The Spritz Social Happy Hour sees Frozen and Classic Spritz, Campari Spritz and Arancini Balls start from just RMB25 from 3-4pm and increasing by 5 RMB every hour until 7pm. That's a whole lotta Spritz. Oh, and there's also house wines and Peroni bottles on Happy Hour too!

Daily, 3-7pm. D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana, 392 Dagu Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu 大沽路392号, 近成都北路.

Shanghai Taco Tour


See those restaurants on the flyer above? From now until September 5, they are all offering a taco combo special. In each venue you can claim a taco bingo card that contains 10 slots to fill for each restaurant. When you order the combo, the venue will give you a sticker to put on your bingo card.

The first 40 people that claim all 10 stickers and send a picture of the competed bingo card to the Vitae Spirits WeChat account (QR on the poster above) will win prizes galore! Rather order in? No problem – waimai orders of the combo specials will also receive a sticker.

Until Sep 5; prices vary. See participating venues on the flyer above.

Sunset Crush @ La Barra


Drink, bites and chilled out tropical vibes everyday from 3-8pm at La Barra.

Daily, 3-8pm; Free. La Barra, 110, Bldg 5, Lane 273 Jiaozhou Lu, by Xinzha Lu (enter on Yanping Lu or Jiaozhou Lu) 胶州路273弄60号5幢2楼,近新闸路.

Senator Saloon Pop Up @ Sichuan Citizen 


Until Senator Saloon is allowed to reopen on Wuyuan Lu (that prohibition theme is a little to literal for liking right now) the team will be taking over the bar at sister restaurant Sichuan Citizen every day from 5pm.

Daily, 5pm-Midnight; Free. Sichuan Citizen, 2/F, 378 Wukang Lu, by Taian Lu  武康路378号2楼,近泰安路.

Free Flow Champagne @ ENTROPY


Remember what we said about loving classy things at affordable prices? It's three hours of free flow Champagne with snacks at ENTROPY Champagne Cafe for just RMB298 on weekdays and RMB338 on weekends. Unbeatable.

Daily, 5-10pm; Mon-Fri RMB298, Sat & Sun RMB338. ENTROPY Champagne Cafe, Shop 213F/G/H, 2nd Floor, Grand Gateway 66, 1 Hongqiao Lu 港汇恒隆广场2楼南北连廊. 

The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai x The Union Trading Company – Bar Collab


Find your way to the Hidden Bar nestled in The Ritz Bar & Lounge at The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai as they have teamed up with The Union Trading Company, listed 2021 World’s 50 Best Bars. This joint-effort project offers eight newly invented cocktails.

The crew from The Union Trading Company will temporarily move into the Ritz-Carlton Hidden Bar, bringing in their own bartending accessories, glassware, finest ingredients and décor. Tipplers will feel like they are sitting in a more refined version of the original The Union Trading Company.

Daily, 6pm-midnight; from RMB108. The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu 地址  南京西路1376号, 近西康路.

Free Drink with Steak & Happy Hour @ el Bodegon


From Sundays to Thursdays, for any steak ordered at el Bodegon get a free glass of wine, sangria or draught beer. They also have the above happy hour on offer. Please note that, as well as week nights, it is also available Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm – which has all the makings of a very enjoyable and affordable boozy brunch.

Daily. el Bodegon (Changshu Lu), 4/F, 83 Changshu Lu, by Julu Lu 常熟路83号4楼, 近巨鹿路; el Bodegon (Panyu Lu), 2/F, 326 Panyu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu 番禺路326号2楼, 近法华镇路.

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