27 Awesome Upcoming Events in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, May 30, 2023

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Wednesday

Madonna: Back to the 80s @ The Pearl

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Let the Material Girl transport you back to the greatest musical decade of them all!

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Wed May 31, 8.30pm; RMB120 presale.

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


Thursday

Happy Children's Day: Free Games @ Cages

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To celebrate Children's Day, Cages is making all games free and free ice cream for kids under 16 when you purchase any food item. Head on down to play at either Jing’an or Huangpu locations.

Thu June 1, from 11am-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.

Cages Huangpu, B1, 788 Zhongshan Nan Yi Lu, by Nanbei Gaojia 中山南一路788号B1楼,近南北高架路.


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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Thu June 1, 6pm doors, 8.30pm show; RMB120 presale.

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


Friday

Avril Lavigne & Ladies Rock @ The Pearl

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Avril Lavigne & Ladies Rock, featuring the music of Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morrisette, Joan Jett, Pink, No Doubt, Evanescence, the Cranberries and the late, great Tina Turner!

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Fri June 2, 9pm doors, 9.30pm shows; RMB150 presale.

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


Friday & Saturday

Art for Hearts @ Shanghai Centre

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The first annual Art for Hearts art show was held in 2018. That show and each of the subsequent shows called for all types of artists (emerging/established/domestic/foreign) to donate their artwork to exhibit and sell for a great cause – heart surgeries for Chinese children who were born with congenital heart disease and their family can’t afford the surgery.

The 2023 Art for Hearts show will exhibit similar artists, with 100% of the proceeds going towards providing heart surgery; in the past, the Art for Hearts art shows raised enough money for 46 Chinese children to have heart surgery.  

The Art for Hearts art shows are gala events with drinks (wine, beer and soft) and snacks donated by companies who support the effort.

As with the previous two events, the 2023 show will be held in the spectacular 4th floor Shanghai Centre atrium which is donated for the show's use. There is no charge to get into the show and all are invited.    

During the 2023 Art for Hearts show, the hope is to raise funds to help more children. Please do head along, see the amazing artwork and purchase a piece to help sponsor more children for heart surgery.

Fri June 2, 7-10pm & Sat June 3, 10am-6pm; Free.

Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Li, by Xikang Lu 南京西路1376号上海商城, 近西康路.


The Grand Hotel @ The Pearl

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The Dark Circus / La Lune team is back at The Pearl with some new original shows. The once-famous Grand Hotel, now a shadow of its former self, has a reputation for changing people's behavior and revealing unpredictable sides to their personalities. The guests who arrive with the hope of a peaceful weekend are in for a surprise...

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Fri & Sat June 2 & 3, 6pm doors, 7-8.45pm show; RMB200 presale.

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


La Dolce Vita @ La Suite

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Celebrate the anniversary of the Italian Republic this weekend at La Suite. The night promises tons of fun, great music and cocktails!

Free entry, drinks and canapes before 11pm, so make sure you arrive on time. RMB100 after 11pm, which includes one drink.

Fri & Sat June 2 & 3, 9.30pm-Late; Free before 11pm, RMB100 after, includes one drink.

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


Saturday

TEC 助福 | Seeds of Compassion: Children's Day Blessing Luncheon @  AZUL Italiano

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In commemoration of Children’s Day, The Expatriate Center (TEC), supported by Shanghai Yicai Flying Foundation BLESS Foundation, invites you to the Seeds of Compassion: Children's Day Blessing charity luncheon.

Join them for a day of fun with Children's Character Workshop, TEC WǒMén Decluttering Workshop and an AZUL italiano's buffet lunch while supporting education in the rural provinces of Pu'er and other parts of China. Let's make a difference together!

Sat June 3, 10am-2pm; RMB100-200.

Azul Italiano (North Bund), 588 Dongchangzhi Lu, Sinar Mars Plaza, 3/F, L3-A-01-03 虹口区东长治路588号白玉兰广场3楼L3-A-01-03.


Brunch & Raffles for Rescues @ Abbey Road

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Abbey Road hosts a dog-friendly brunch and lucky draws for Second Chance Animal Aid rescues. 

RSVP to get a free event raffle for pet insurance. Last chance to enter SCAA anniversary Bali villa stay drawn at brunch. First 20 RSVP get a drink ticket. 

Sat June 3, 11am-2pm.

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


Bark, Brews & BBQ @ Bubba's Food Co.

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Head on down to Bubba's Food Co. Saturday afternoon for more dog-based fun, and maybe even adopt a furry friend of your own.

Sat, June 3, 1-5pm

Bubba's Food Co., 808 Shaanxi Bei Lu, Bld 18, #103 陕西北路808号陕康里18幢103室.


Matthias Meyer - Bellagio 5th Anniversary Rooftop Celebration @ Bellagio by MGM Shanghai

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On the Saturday, celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Bellagio by MGM Shanghai!

Get ready to soak up the sun and dance to the rhythm of the music with a spectacular view of the Shanghai skyline as your backdrop until the shining night.

For the city's most exclusive rooftop party experience, Space Panda invites a well-known house music artist from Europe that needs no big introduction for true music lovers: Matthias Meyer - DJ, Producer and Watergate / Liebe*Detail key artist from Berlin.

For table booking and more info, please contact WeChat ID: Emilboo.

Sat June 3, 3-10pm, RMB158 presale, RMB188 on the door, includes one drink.

Bellagio by MGM Shanghai, 188 Bei Suzhou Lu, by Zhapu Lu 北苏州路188号, 近乍浦路.


After Dark - Space Panda Bellagio After Party @ Playground

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Playground hopes to promote youth community culture and promote inclusiveness, creativity, fashion, and anti consumerism.

Encouraging people to express themselves, identify with themselves, and grow together. They will bring high-quality DJs and free music to create the best sound field and play atmosphere in China.

For more info please contact WeChat ID: Emilboo.

Sat June 3, 9pm-Late; free entry with Space Panda bracelet from Bellagio rooftop party (see above) otherwise RMB100.

Playgroound, 6/F, INS, 109 Yandang Road 雁荡路109号.


Dream of Californication: A Tribute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers @ The Pearl

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A tribute to the band that combined funk and punk rock to create a new musical style!

Plus the music of Green Day, The Offspring, Blink-182 and more.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Sat June 3, 9pm; RMB180 presale.

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


Pulsar Rave @ La Barra

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Head along to La Barra for Pulsar Rave, an unforgettable night of non-stop dancing and mind-bending music. A thrilling and immersive experience with techno and minimal from DJs Roni and Tom William that can transport you to a futuristic and otherworldly realm of sound and motion.

Scan the QR on the poster above for tickets, or add LaBarraShanghai on WeChat for VIP Table booking.

Sat June 3, 10pm-Late; RMB120 presale, includes three drinks; RMB150 on the door, includes one drink.

La Barra, #110, Bldg 5, Lane 273 Jiaozhou Lu, by Xinzha Lu 胶州路273弄60号5幢110室,近新闸路.


GALLiVANTER x MET @ The Shanghai Edition 

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GALLiVANTER Burning Man DJ landing in Shanghai. Echo from Agartha, Ondalinda, Fabric London - the hottest festival performances. And rumor has it he played for Pasha, Google Founders private parties…..

GALLiVANTER has an infectious energy that will make you dance all night like a festival. MET House warming party at Edition Hotel Club Room, in this art deco luxurious members club space, expect a great house party vibe.

Sat June 3, from 10pm-2.30am; RMB88-148.

The Shanghai EDITION, Club Room, 5/F, 199 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Jiangxi Zhong Lu 南京东路199号, 近江西中路.


Let's Dance @ Yugo Bar & Grill

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The Saturday night party at Yugo Bar is Let's Dance: Latin beats all the way with DJ Deepsy. Party starts at 10.30pm, with drink deals until midnight: house pours, wine and prosecco all RMB120 for three.

Sat June 3, 10.30pm-Late; Free Entry.

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


Saturday & Sunday

Maker Faire Shanghai 2023 @ The Central

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Maker Faire Shanghai is the city's biggest family-friendly festival of invention and creativity, celebrating science, technology, engineering, arts, crafts & the do-it-yourself (DIY) spirit.

An immersive festival for the whole family, it offers unlimited fun and opportunities to take part in interactive workshops and DIY activities covering topics such as 3D printing, robotics, science experiments, AR/VR/AI, drones, hands-on activities like wood-working, pottery and many more…

To make the event even more fun this year, they have added exciting science shows, fun entertainment and a food market.

READ MORE: Maker Faire Shanghai is Back and It’s Gonna Be Epic!

Sat & Sun Jun 3 & 4, 10am-6pm; Adults RMB80, Kids RMB70.

The Central, 123-139 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Sichuan Zhong Lu 南京东路123-139号, 近四川中路.


LatinLand Summer Festival @ Laowaijie

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Are you ready for a weekend full of Latin American culture, food, and entertainment?

Look no further than the LatinLand Festival in Shanghai, the biggest Latin American festival in the city. This family-friendly and pet-friendly event is sure to be a hit for everyone.

Food and beverage vendors will be on hand, offering authentic Latin American cuisine and refreshing beverages. Crafts and service vendors will also be present, showcasing unique items and services.

But the real highlight of the festival is the full entertainment lineup. The best Latin American DJs in China will be spinning tunes all day, while a live band from South America will perform for the crowds.

A Mega Zumba class will get everyone moving, and Samba shows from Brazil will bring the carnival spirit to Shanghai. Mexican and Colombian folklore dance will also be featured, highlighting the diverse cultures of Latin America.

For the little ones, there is a dedicated kids area with clowns and a big bouncy castle. Parents can relax and enjoy the festival while their children have a blast!

Sat & Sun June 3 & 4, 2-8pm.

Laowaijie, 3338 Hongmei Lu 虹梅路3338弄.


MET Garden Festival – Chef & Music @ Portman Ritz Carlton

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Event organizers MET have put together a line-up of eight chefs and 11 musicians and DJs for a weekend of food and music at Terrace 8, Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai.

The stellar chef lineup include Hardeep Somal (KLAY), Juan Campos (RAW, Sakaba Malabar), Eduardo Vargas (Azul Group), Issac Ye & Sergio Moreno (La Siesta), Vivian Chang (Miss Green, Carrot & Cleaver), Victor Vieira (Tomatito), Lucky Lasagna (Bambino) and Kamil Jiang (So Mezze).

GALLiVANTER is the superstar on the decks, while there will be live performances of bass by Giulio Perinello and violin by Skylove.

READ MORE: MET Garden Food & Music Festival This Weekend!

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Sat June 3, 12-9.30pm, Sun June 4, 12-8pm; RMB118-700.

Portman Ritz Carlton, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Li, by Xikang Lu 南京西路1376号上海商城, 近西康路.


Sunday

Beacon of Love Children’s Day Charity Fun Fair @ Grand Millennium Shanghai Hongqiao

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A day dedicated to children, with a cause – healthy children helping children needing medical help. Set in the garden pavilion of the Grand Millennium Shanghai Hongqiao, Beacon Of Love organizes a children’s day charity fun fair to promote awareness on children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease to receive heart surgeries.  

Since 2002, as volunteers of Shanghai Children’s Health Foundation, Beacon Of Love raises awareness on the plight of children with Congenital Heart Disease, and, helping in the financing of heart surgeries for hundreds of children with medical needs across China. So far, 536 children and families benefitted and have a happier future.

June 4, 11am-5pm; Free Admission; Kiddie DIY Dessert Corner RMB68/class; Children’s Workshops RMB99/class; Lunch Buffet RMB188/adult ; RMB98/kid.

Grand Millennium Shanghai Hongqiao 2588 Yan'an Xi Lu, by Gubei Lu 延安西路2588号, 近古北路.


Balinese Chicken 'Betutu' Brunch @ Gin & Juice

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Back by popular demand, Chef Ivanne will be serving all things chicken this Sunday, with a Balinese Chicken 'Betutu' Brunch at Gin & Juice this Sunday. Free flow packages will be available, and a special Balinese Frangipani flower hair clip for ladies!

Sun June 4, 11.30am-4.30pm; RMB118/platter.

Gin & Juice, 358 Kangding Lu, Bldg 3, Unit 106, by Shaanxi Bei Lu 康定路358号3幢106室.


Yuko Jazz Duo @ Cotton's

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Head along to Cotton's, where you can take in the Yuko Jazz Duo, and also have brunch in the beautiful villa garden; enjoy three hours beer free flow for RMB168, or go classy with wine, Aperol or sparkling for RMB268.

Sun June 4, brunch 11am-4pm, Music 1-4pm; Free Entry.

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


Tuesday

MKW Championship Supercard @ Mao Livehouse

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The MKW Championship Supercard from Shanghai premium live event will feature a stellar lineup of eight pro wrestling matches, including seven official championship matches that add a must-win element to every match on the card.

MKW has been the premier pro wrestling organization in China since 2015, and are excited to showcase exactly why this is still true at this event.

Don't miss your chance to join the Chinese pro wrestling revolution and get your tickets now for MKW Championship Supercard from Shanghai by scanning the QR on the poster above!

Tue June 6, from 7pm; RMB198.

Mao Livehouse, 3F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, by Jianguo Zhong Lu 重庆南路308号3楼, 近建国中路.


We Love Geography Quiz @ El Santo

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This weeks' themed quiz at El Santo is a We Love Geography Quiz. Entry is absolutely free, and 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 on the poster above to reserve a spot.

Tue June 6, 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.


Movie Night: 2046 @ Yugo Bar & Grill

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Tuesday is Shishah & Movie Night at Yugo Grill, with premium imported tobacco available in three strengths, as well as buy-one-get-one on highballs and selected cocktails.

This week's film is Wong Kar Wai's 2046, starting at 8pm.

Tue Apr 6, from 8pm.

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


Looking Ahead

June 8-11: Shanghai Affordable Art Fair @ Shanghai Exhibition Centre

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London originated brand Affordable Art Fair has finally come to Shanghai, after successfully opening in 10 art cities around the world, including London, New York, Amsterdam.

Expect 47 domestic and overseas galleries bringing a wide variety of art. There will also be inspiring special projects with young and established artists, talks, and guided tours to sign up to.

READ MORE: WIN! Affordable Art Fair Lands in Shanghai for 1st Time!

The fair aims to allow more people to discover the joy of collecting art at affordable prices!

  • Collector Preview: June 8, 2-8pm

  • VIP Preview: June 9, 12-8pm

  • Public Viewing: June 10, 12-8pm

  • Public Viewing: June 11, 12-6pm

Collector Preview 4-Days Pass RMB200; VIP Preview 3-Days Pass RMB150; Public Day Single Day Pass RMB100; Early Bird Public Day Single Day Pass RMB85.

June 8-11; RMB85-200.

Shanghai Exhibition Center, 1000 Yan'an Zhong Lu, by Tongren Lu 延安中路1000号, 近铜仁路.


June 17: Aqua Baila Pool Party @ Handwritten Collection Hotel

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Experience Aqua Baila, the ultimate pool party at Handwritten Collection Hotel (formerly Sofitel Sheshan) on Saturday, June 17. Dive into a stunning 4,400 m² outdoor swimming pool oasis with a man-made beach, and enjoy Latin beats, Aqua Zumba, and inflatable games. Groove to Latin beats while enjoying affordable drinks and delicious food!

READ MORE: Aqua Baila – the Ultimate Pool Party!

Tickets for all the above fun are RMB148 early bird before June 8, or RMB188 pre-sale before June 16. Scan the QR code to get yours now:

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Sat June 17, 12 midday-10pm; RMB148 before June 8, RMB188 before June 16. 

Handwritten Collection Hotel, 3388 Sichen Gonglu, by Jiasong Zhong Lu 泗泾镇泗陈公路3388弄东方佘山索菲特大酒店, 近嘉松中路.


June 18: My Dear Father: Soprana Linxiao Zhang’s Ode to Father's Day @ Shanghai Symphony Hall

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If "Music is the Science of the Soul," as Yo-Yo Ma once said, then vocal music should be the most direct way of performing music that can strike the heart.

Linxiao Zhang, a young Soprano and the leading vocal artist of this concert, will bring us an 'Ode to Father's Day,' touching the heart of attendees with her wonderful voice.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Sun, June 18, 7.15pm; RMB89-989.

Shanghai Symphony Hall, 1380 Fuxing Zhong Lu, by Baoqing Lu 复兴中路1380号, 近宝庆路.


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