35 Awesome Things to Do Over Golden Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, September 29, 2022

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Thursday Sep 29

Agave Night @ The Showroom

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It's tequila and mezcal specials all night at The Showroom .

Thu Sep 29, 7pm-Late.

The Showroom,  2/F, 556 Jiaozhou Lu, by Chanping Lu 胶州路556号2楼,近昌平路.

Friday Sep 30

Green Day Post Punk @ The Pearl

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The Pearl's Red Stars house band perform all Green Day's greatest hits, as well as the best from Offspring, Blink-182, Sum 41, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more!

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Fri Sep 30, 6pm doors, 9pm show; RMB180 presale, RMB220 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Angles & Trash Panda @ C's

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C's first live show since it all went horribly wrong sees punk and grunge in the shape and sound of Angles and Trash Panda.

Fri Sep 30, 9pm-Late; Free.

C's, 685 Dingxi Lu, by Yanan Xi Lu 上海市长宁区定西路685号,近延安西路.

Quiz Night @ Yugo Grill

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Friday night is Quiz Night at Yugo Grill. Head on down for some delicious food, well-priced drinks and test the ol' gray matter.

Every Fri, 8pm.

Yugo Grill, 365 Kangding Lu, near Shanxi Bei Lu 康定路365号,近陕西北路.

Mad Masquerade @ La Suite

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Every Friday La Suite brings you its marvelous Mad Masquerade Party! Prepare for a night full of surprises and mysteries. It is complimentary drinks before 11pm and mystery shots after midnight, so put on your best mask and join THE party in town.

Every Fri, 9pm-Late.

La Suite, 1111 Wuding Lu, by Yanping Lu 武定路1111号, 近延平路.

Saturday Oct 1

1 Year Anniversary @ Tacos El Paisa, Bonica, La Mezcaleria & La Barra

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A very happy birthday to Tacos El Paisa with buy-one-get-one Pork Pastor Tacos and Mezcal Margaritas from 5.30-8.30pm.

And that's not all...

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At Bonica there is a complimentary glass of Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve Champagne for all guests from 5.30-10.30pm.

And that's not all...

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At La Mexcaleria there are special prices on select cocktails and mezcal shots all night long.

And that's not all...

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At La Barra there are House, Tech House and Deep House beats from 10pm till late.

Surely the place to be this Saturday?

Sat Oct 1, from 5.30pm.

Tacos El Paisa, Bonica, La Mezcaleria & La Barra, Bldg 5, Lane 273 Jiaozhou Lu, by Xinzha Lu 胶州路273弄60号5幢2楼,近新闸路.

La Crise @ Cuivre

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Recession, inflation, bear markets ... Laugh about recent newspaper highlights during La Crise, a truly happy hour with drinks priced like it's Black Friday everyday. 

RMB35 will allow you to pick anything from Southern French Wine, Italian Sparkling, Highballs, Beers, Pastis of course and a few others. It's happening everyday at CUIVRE from 5.30pm to 7.30pm in the bar lounge area.

Launches Sat, then everyday 5.30-7.30pm.

Cuivre, 1502 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Wulumuqi Lu 淮海中路1502号,近乌鲁木齐路.

Moulin Spectaculaire Dinner Theater @ The Pearl

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Welcome ladies and gentlemen to an experience unlike any other. To a spectacular evening of glitz, glamour and cabaret. Where you will be transported to a land of seductive pleasures and wild parties, as The Pearl re-creates and re-imagines the ambience and decadence of the infamous Parisian Cabaret Club, and gives you a true taste of Freedom, Beauty, Truth and Love.

Here, the Bohemians rub elbows with Aristocracy, and the audience indulges in a story of l’amor and passion. Follow the journey of two lovers as they fight to create a showcase unlike any other and bring you performances from the Cirque, tease from Burlesque, spirit from Drag and so much more inspired by the major motion picture.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Sat Oct 1, 6pm doors, 7pm show; RMB200 presale, RMB250 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Ladies Rock: Lady Gaga Taylor Swift & Pink @ The Pearl

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Following on from the Moulin Spectaculaire Dinner Theater, a night of Ladies Rock with Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Pink, with doors at 9pm and the show starting at 9.30pm.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Sat Oct 1, 9pm doors, 9.30pm show; RMB180 presale, RMB220 door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Karaoke Night @ Cages Jing'an

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Channel your inner super star and impress all your friends on stage at Cages every Saturday from 9:30pm. Head along with your mates, make your requests and sing like a true pop idol on stage! Whether you are a pop diva, rock star or rapper, pick your favorite tune and sing your heart out!

Every Sat, 9.30pm-Late.

Cages Jing'an, 3/F, Jing'an Sports Center, 428 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu 江宁路428号静安体育中心3楼, 近武定路.

Saturday-Wednesday Oct 1-5

Golden Week Market @ Laowaijie

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JS Markets will be moving to Laiwaijie for the October Golden Week holiday. Shanghai's famous entertainment district, Laowaijie will be the place to find artisan fashion accessories, home decor, health and beauty, and children's things from the best of Shanghai's local artisans and entrepreneurs. 

Relax in a spectacular food court while listening to live music by local musicians such as Madalitso, DJ ALOHA, DJ Kyle B., DJ DONN, DJ Roni Macedo and more! 

Bring the kids for creative play activities by the team at Awesome Kids Club!

Make Golden Week Market at Laowaijie your destination for fun and relaxation with family and hang out with friends.

Sat-Wed, Oct 1-5.

Laowaijie, 3338 Hongmei Lu 虹梅路3338弄1号

Sunday Oct 2

Moules Frites A Volonte @ Chez Jojo

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Celebrate the French way with all you can eat mussels and fries for just RMB118.

Sun Oct 2, 12-3pm; RMB118.

Chez JOJO Wine & Terrace, 3/F, A Mansion, 291 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu 富民路291号3楼,悟锦大楼,从长乐路大堂入口进.

Dave Stone Original Songs @ Cotton's Xinhua

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Shanghai bluesman Dave Stone will be treating the Cotton's Xinhua Lu terrace to a concert of his original tunes.

Sun Oct 2, 2-5pm; Free.

Cotton's Xinhua Lu, 294 Xinhua Lu, by Panyu Lu 新华路294 号, 近番禺路.

The British Invasion @ The Pearl

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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.

There will also be a Led Zeppelin concert movie screened from 7pm to get everyone in the mood.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Sun Oct 2, 6pm doors, 9pm show; RMB180 presale, RMB220 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

NFL @ Cages

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Cages will be showing the NFL on Sunday. Headf along and support your team or simply join the fun!

Sun Oct 2, from 9.30pm.

Cages Jing'an, 3/F, Jing'an Sports Center, 428 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu 江宁路428号静安体育中心3楼, 近武定路.

YUGOSSR @ Yugo Grill

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Sunday night sees a Yugo-SSR DJ party at Yugo Grill with DJs Vuk and Vanja solely play music from the former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia in genres such rock, pop, disco, rap, and so on! Expect to hear all the classics from the Balkan to the Urals.

Sun Oct 2, 5pm-Late; Free.

Yugo Grill, 365 Kangding Lu, near Shanxi Bei Lu 康定路365号,近陕西北路.

Pop Retrospective @ Yuyintang

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DJ BO, "Shanghai's #2 DJ," will play pop tunes (1955-present) nonstop. Expect a bubble gum flavored good time with music from teen idols to k-pop: Miley Cyrus, The Archies, Fastball, Elton John and more.

Sun Oct 2, 9.30pm-Late; Free.

Yuyintang, 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu 凯旋路851号,近延安西路口.

1 Year Anniversary Continued @ La Barra

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The birthday celebrations continue at La Barra with House, Tech House and Deep House beats from 10pm till late.

Sun Oct 2, from 5.30pm.

La Barra, Bldg 5, Lane 273 Jiaozhou Lu, by Xinzha Lu 胶州路273弄60号5幢2楼,近新闸路.

Monday Oct 3

Ginger Soul @ Cotton's Xinhua

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Head to the Cotton's Xinhua Lu garden and enjoy the sweet sound of Jazz singer Ginger and Cotton Club legend Greg Smith.

Mon Oct 3, 5-8pm; Free.

Cotton's Xinhua Lu, 294 Xinhua Lu, by Panyu Lu 新华路294 号, 近番禺路.

Adele & Ed Sheeran @ The Pearl

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A night dedicated to British songsmiths Adele and Ed Sheeran.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Mon Oct 3, 6pm doors, 8pm show; RMB150 presale, RMB180 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Monday-Friday Oct 3-7

Golden Week Dinner Specials @ The Bull & Claw

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From Monday to Friday, The Bull & Claw is offering Beef Wellingtons at RMB148, Lobster Prawn Rolls at RMB98, Steak Frites at RMB138, Roast Beef & Veggies at RMB138 and Aperol Spritz and Margaritas at RMB45.


Mon-Fri Mon-Fri, 5-10pm.

The Bull & Claw110 Fenyang Lu, by Fuxing Zhong Lu 汾阳路110号, 近复兴中路.

Unicorn Arts & Crafts Camp

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Unicorn Arts & Crafts believe Magical Unicorns exist in the mind of every child. They inspire children through a guided and hands-on holistic learning experience so that each kid can set free that Magical Unicorn of creativity and original thinking. Children know no limits to their creative achievement.

Join them for a fun filled week of awesome and original activities, your children will love it!

Ages: 4- 12 years old

Dates: Oct 3-7 

Group 1: 9am-12 midday

Group 2: 1-4pm

Price : 400rmb/day

Click Here For More Information

For more camp options, scan the QR below...

READ MORE: 6 Awesome October Holiday Kid's Camps

Tuesday Oct 4

We Love the Disney Quiz @ The Camel x Smokehouse

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This week's themed quiz at The Camel is a We Love the Disney Quiz. Entry is absolutely free and – as always – there will be great prizes on offer. If all that excitement is not enough for you, draft Carlsberg and house wine are just RMB25!

The quiz starts at 7pm and is done by about 9.30pm so we can all be fresh for work the next day. These fill up fast though, so scan the QR on the poster above to reserve a spot.

Tue Oct 4, 7pm; Free.

The Camel x Smokehouse, 97 Xiangyang Bei Lu, by Xinle Lu 襄阳北路97号襄阳大楼1楼, 近新乐路.

East Meets West Drag Show @ The Pearl

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Things are going to get glitzy and glittering as some of Shanghai's finest drag divas are uncaged and unleashed for some high-kicking performances. Expect fabulousness.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Tue Oct 4, 6pm doors, 9pm show; RMB150 presale, RMB180 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Wednesday Oct 5

Avril Lavigne & Ladies Rock @ The Pearl

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The Pearl plays host to Avril Lavigne & Ladies Rock, featuring the music of Alanis Morrisette, Joan Jett, Pink, Tina Turner, No Doubt, Evanescence, the Cranberries and – of course – Avril Lavigne!

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Wed Oct 5, 6pm doors, 8.30pm show; RMB150 presale, RMB180 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Quiz Night @ El Santo

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Shanghai's longest running, 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. This one gets fully booked each week, so scan the QR on the poster above to sign up now.

Every Wed, 7pm; 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.

The Master Showcase @ Hakkasan

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This week’s The Masters Showcase at Hakkasan features Davorin Dimovski introducing Curu Pisco, with a welcome drink from 7.30pm, tasting and masterclass 8-9pm, followed by an evening of Craft Italian Cocktails 9pm-late.

Wed Sep 28, Masterclass 8-9pm, Cocktail Specials 9pm-Late; Free, RSVP required.

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.

Thursday Oct 6

Festival @ La Barra

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La Barra Festival is here! The party starts at 3pm, with 12 hours of non-stop beats from five DJs mixing House, Deep House, Tech House and Techno.

They're decking out La Barra for the occasion and amping up the good vibes – expect great drinks and cocktails, delicious small bites from the kitchen and a live oyster bar.

Thu Oct 6, 3pm-3am.

La Barra, Bldg 5, Lane 273 Jiaozhou Lu, by Xinzha Lu 胶州路273弄60号5幢2楼,近新闸路.

Back to the 80s @ The Pearl

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Was the 80s the greatest decade of all time? ABBA, Queen, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi, Elton John, U2, Yes, Foreigner, Survivor, Def Leopard and ZZ Top are all there to prove that it was.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Thu Oct 6, 6pm doors, 9pm show; RMB150 presale, RMB180 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Happy Salsa Party @ Vecinos

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Teacher Alicia invites you to experience the fun of salsa, with DJ F.WHITE providing amazing Latino music. There is a free welcome drink to get those hips moving, as well as drinks deals.

Thu Oct 6, from 5.30pm.

Vecinos, 642 Fuxing Zhong Lu, by Maoming Nan Lu 复兴中路642号, 近茂名南路.

Fuego Latino @ La Suite

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Every Thursday La Suite brings you the hottest, exotic dance music to ensure you feel the beat of the night. Three special gin & tonics run for just RMB120, while it is buy-one-get-one on selected bottles all night.

Every Thu, 9pm-Late.

La Suite, 1111 Wuding Lu, by Yanping Lu 武定路1111号, 近延平路.

Friday & Saturday Oct 7 & 8

Ladies Rock: Lady Gaga Taylor Swift & Pink @ The Pearl

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A night of Ladies Rock with Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Pink, with doors at 9pm and the show starting at 9.30pm.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Fri & Sat Oct 7 & 8, 9pm doors, 9.30pm show; RMB180 presale, RMB220 door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Saturday Oct 8

Greatest Showman Dinner Theater @ The Pearl

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Welcome ladies and gentlemen to a spectacular evening of dinner theater, the Greatest Show brought to you by... the Greatest Showman, inspired by the major motion picture.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Sat Oct 8, 6pm doors, 7pm show; RMB200 presale, RMB250 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Sunday Oct 9

NFL @ Cages

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Cages will be showing the NFL on Sunday. Headf along and support your team or simply join the fun!

Sun Oct 9, from 9.30pm.

Cages Jing'an, 3/F, Jing'an Sports Center, 428 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu 江宁路428号静安体育中心3楼, 近武定路.

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