20 Awesome Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, February 1, 2023

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Rink on the Bund @ BFC


The Bund Finance Center (BFC) Ice Skating Rink, known as 'Rink on the Bund,' is hugely popular for all ages, and bigger and better than ever before.

This brand new and upgraded 300-square-meter professional ice rink is the perfect way to enjoy the magical winter season, be it in sunshine or under the sparkling evening lights, and is open every day until February 26.

Daily, 10am-10pm.

BFC, 600 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Fengjing Lu 中山东二路600号, 近枫泾路.


Quiz Night @ El Santo


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.

If that wasn't enough, it is 50% off selected food until 10pm and 50% off selected drinks until 8pm.

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.

Movie Night: Munie @ Yugo Grill


Movie Night has been moved from Tuesday to Wednesday for one week only at Yugo Grill, and this week it is Munie! Translating as Dudes in English, it is an urban comedy, taking place over one night in Belgrade.

Wed Feb 1, from 8pm.

Yugo Grill, 365 Kangding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu 康定路365号,近陕西北路.


Quiz Night @ Abbey Road


Thursday night is Quiz Night at Abbey Road. Head on down for happy hour all night and the chance to win some great prizes.

Every Thu, 8pm; Free.

Abbey Road, 3 Taojiang Lu, by Fenyang Lu 桃江路3号, 近汾阳路.

Comedy Jam @ Yugo Bar


Thursdays are Comedy Jam Night at Yugo Bar, with comics running their weekend sets with a featured host. Expect a crowd, laughs, drinks and food from Yugo. Starts 8pm, scan the QR above to book your seat.

Every Thu, 8pm; Free. 

Yugo Bar, 365 Kangding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu 康定路365号,近陕西北路.

Open Mic Night @ Yugo Bar


Following on from the comedy, it's open mic night at Yugo hosted by Columbian human music box, Gaston Blue.

Thu Feb 2, 10pm-Late; Free entry. 

Yugo Bar, 365 Kangding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu 康定路365号,近陕西北路.


Quiz Night @ Yugo Grill


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

Every Fri, 8pm.

Yugo Grill, 365 Kangding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu 康定路365号,近陕西北路.

MOVEMENT @ Celia Academy


MOVEMENT is back to Shanghai this Friday for the 2023 debut at Celia!

Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of techno music like never before. They are set to bring in a night of energy and adrenaline, featuring cutting-edge sounds performances. Don't miss out on the first opportunity to be a part of and join the MOVEMENT in 2023! 

Fri Feb 3, 11pm-Late, RMB100, included one drink.

Celia Academy709 Jiaozhou Lu, by Changping Lu 胶州路709号, 近昌平路.

Fridays Impulse @ Yugo Bar


This week's Friday Impulse party at Yugo features music by Maria Ten and Paul Deans, who play tech house, house, electronic and dance.

Party starts at 11pm, but the drink deals start at 10pm, with house pours, wine and prosecco all RMB120 for three.

Fri Feb 3, 11pm-Late.

Yugo Bar, 365 Kangding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu 康定路365号,近陕西北路.


Burns Night @ Geneva


A night of celebration to honor Rabbie Burns, widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland. Enjoy a traditional ceilidh dance, eat haggis, listen to the bagpipes and of course the poetry of the great man himself.

Chek out the evening's schedule below...


Sat Feb 4, from 6pm; RMB550.

Geneva, 112 Jinbang Lu, by Fuquan Lu  金浜路112号, 近福泉路.

Wonky Kong @ Celia Academy


Wonky Kong presents this powerhouse lineup for their first show of 2023!

Making their Wonky Kong debut includes the next-gen homegrown talents LIMBOLIMBS l JAYA B2B KONGBB, who are making a lot of noise in the underground dance scenes up and down the country, and will be putting their spin on UK Bass music that has played a big part in shaping their selecting taste. 

Siesta & Blanca each brings their unqie Wonky Kong flavor, and it's going to be a night of addictive basslines and an engaging flow.

Sat Feb 4, 10pm-Late; RMB100, includes one drink.

Celia Academy709 Jiaozhou Lu, by Changping Lu 胶州路709号, 近昌平路.

Let's Dance @ Yugo Bar


The Saturday night party at Yugo Club is a Let's Dance with Latin beats all the way. Drinks deals run from 10pm to midnight, with house pours, wine and prosecco all RMB120 for three. The party gets going from 11pm.

Sat Feb 4, 11pm-Late.

Yugo Bar, 365 Kangding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu 康定路365号,近陕西北路.

Saturday & Sunday

6 Nations Rugby @ Cages Jing'an


It’s not a proper game watch without beer! During every 6 Nations rugby game at Cages Jing’an, you can enjoy an awesome Stella Artois draft deal from kick off till the final whistle, with pints at RMB28, 1.5 liters at RMB78 and 5 liters at RMB208.

Check out the match schedule below...


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.


2-for-1 Pizza Deal @ D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana


Sundays sees an unbeatable 2-for-1 pizza deal at D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana all day, evening and night long.

Every Sun, 11am-Late.

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

Proper Sunday Roast @ The Bull & Claw


The Bull & Claw has a traditional roast from 5pm every Sunday for just RMB138, with the option of freeflow drinks for RMB188.

Every Sun, from 5pm.

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


We Love Harry Potter Quiz @ El Santo


Back by popular demand, this weeks' Tuesday themed quiz at El Santo is the third installment of the We Love Harry Potter Quiz. Entry is absolutely free and, as always, there will be great prizes on offer.

If all that excitement is not enough for you, it is Taco Tuesday, with tacos – and Corona, and house wine, and frozen margaritas – all just RMB20!


The quiz starts at 7pm and is done by about 9.30pm, so everyone can all be fresh for work the next day.

These ones fill up fast though, so scan the QR below to reserve a spot:


Tue Jan 17, 7pm; 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.

The Cotton Club Band @ Shake


Every Tuesday evening, the legendary Cotton Club Band host a night of blues and stories at Shake.

Every Tue, from 7pm; Free.

Shake, 3/F, 46 Maoming Nan Lu, by Jinxian Lu 茂名南路46号3楼, 近进贤路.

Movie Night: Mystery Men @ Yugo Grill


Tuesday is Movie Night at Yugo Grill, and this week it is superhero comedy film Mystery Men, featuring an all-star cast of Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria, William H. Macy, Greg Kinnear, Janeane Garofalo, Paul Reubens, Kel Mitchell, Wes Studi, Geoffrey Rush, Lena Olin, Eddie Izzard, Claire Forlani and Tom Waits.

Every Tue, from 8pm.

Yugo Grill, 365 Kangding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu 康定路365号,近陕西北路.

Comedy Open Mic @ Cotton's


It is Comedy Open Mic night at Cotton's every Tuesday from 8pm, hosted by the Herlarious Club. Head along for laughs, and get up for a routine if you dare! 

Every Tue, 8-10pm; Free.

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

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