32 Awesome Upcoming Events in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, October 12, 2023

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That's Shanghai Halloween Party @ Cages


Spooky music. Spine-chilling decor. Creepy drinks. And awesome prizes on offer for the best dressed. It’s that time of year for ghoulish get-ups, and we couldn’t be more excited!

Once again, That’s Shanghai is hosting a hell of a bash, as we join forces with Cages on Saturday, October 28.

Pre-order tickets are just RMB150, which includes entry to all of the above freaky fun and five F&B tickets, which can be exchanged for cocktails, mixed drinks, beer, soft drinks and food.

In previous years, people rocked up in full costume, dancing on tables well into the wee hours of the morning to old school hip hop and classic tunes from throughout the decades, from the 80s all the way to 2023.

Here's a video of how it all went down in 2021...


Pre-order tickets are just RMB150, which includes five F&B tickets. They will be RMB200 at the door, so buy now to avoid disappointment.

Get yours now by scanning the QR code below...


Sat Oct 28, 9pm until hell freezes over.

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.

Until Oct 22: A Simple Space @ 1862 Theater


Gravity & Other Myths is an Australian circus troupe founded in 2009, made up of members from Australia’s leading acrobatic schools.

As their name suggests, with human connection and acrobatic skills at the heart of their work, they have created a new circus piece that "rejects gravity, just energizes."

A Simple Space is the first production of the group’s 'youthful' approach – 10 years of school friends training together, growing up together, creating together.

This 'playful' work is gritty, crazy, extremely subtle and was an instant hit; it has already attracted a massive fans base, having performed close to a thousand times across 34 countries, achieving huge international success, and receiving multiple awards.

READ MORE: Gravity Defying Acrobatics Show 'A Simple Space'

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Until Oct 22; RMB280-580.

1862 Theater, 1777 Binjang Dadao, by Jimo Lu 滨江大道1777号, 近即墨路.


Franck Vigroux & Antoine Schmitt A/V Live @ SYSTEM


French musician and composer Franck Vigroux arrives in China together with multi-award-winning visual artist Antoine Schmitt to present Videoscope, an audiovisual performance based on Vigroux’s latest album, Magnetoscope.

The compositions, between progressive pop,dark, abstract layers of sound, are worked out in detail, driving forward, and can also be harmonically complex. Nevertheless, remain timeless and classic, combined with a kind of melodic euphoria paired with machine-funk elements and now with the visual work of Antoine Schmitt, with which he takes us on an infinite ride in space and time on the autobahns of a world in deep transformations.

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Thu Oct 12, 10pm-Late; Presale RMB60, Door RMB80.

3/F, Yunhai Mansion, 1329 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Baoqing Lu 云海大厦3层, 淮海中路1329号, 近宝庆路.


Galcid @ SYSTEM


Galcid is Lena's solo project produced by the legendary synthesist, Hisashi Saito.  Galcid’s electrifying live performances utilizing eurorack modular synths in addition to vintage and modern machines follow three simple 3 rules: NO PCs, NO Presets, NO Preparation! 

She has played alongside world renowned artists such as NINA KRAVIZ / DANIEL MILLER / Oval / DJ NOBU /Isao Tomita/ Takkyu Ishino / KEN ISHII among others.

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Fri Oct 13, 10pm-Late; Presale RMB100, Door RMB120.

3/F, Yunhai Mansion, 1329 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Baoqing Lu 云海大厦3层, 淮海中路1329号, 近宝庆路.

Friday & Saturday

BlackRiink Skate Party @ RIINK


Get ready for the BlackRiink skate party, where K-pop meets RIINK this weekend!

Party kicks off at 7pm, bar and kitchen open keep you refreshed all night long, and a DJ will spin a mix of K-pop hits, pop anthems and hip-hop beats. 

Free lollipops for those dressed in your most fabulous roller girls' attire – short shorts and long socks. Come capture Instagram-worthy moments with your BFF,  sing, dance, skate, immerse yourself in the energetic world of K-pop music as pink neon lights set the stage for an unforgettable experience for the evening!

Send message to RIINK WeChat with secret code 'That’s How I Roll' for the special RMB88 Skate and Shot Deal for That’s Shanghai readers ONLY!

READ MORE: Exclusive ¥88 RIINK Deal for That's Shanghai Readers!

Fri & Sat Oct 13 & 14, from 7pm; Free Entry.

RIINK, Shankang Li, Building 18, Room 102, 358 Kangding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu 静安区康定路358号陕康里18号楼102室.

Starry Nights @ La Suite


This weekend La Suite is all about those Starry Nights! Free entry, drinks and canapes before 11pm, so make sure you arrive on time. RMB100 after 11pm, which includes one drink.

Fri & Sat Oct 13 & 14, 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.


Sports Tournament & Family Day @ NAIS Shanghai Pudong


Nord Anglia International School (NAIS) Shanghai Pudong are very excited to be hosting the 2023 British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai Corporate Sports Tournament and family day on Saturday 14th October.

While corporate partners are taking part in football, tennis and badminton competitions using the campus sports facilities, enjoy a huge area allocated to vendors and fun activities for children.

As well as bouncy castles, there will be children’s football, golf and water play options, arts & crafts, music and various games available, including some indoor play facilities for young children.

There’ll be a range of BBQ and snack options, along with some good old Fish & Chips and other British favourites.

There’ll also be a variety of beverages including tea, coffee, soft drinks and wine available to keep everyone refreshed throughout the day.

For car enthusiasts, come along and check out some of the Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover fleet too!

It'll be a family-friendly event and best of all…it’s completely FREE for those not taking part in the sports competitions, with no need to arrange entrance tickets in advance.

Come along and enjoy the day from 9am to 6pm.

Any questions about the event can be directed to admissions@naispudong.com or by contacting us on WeChat using the QR code attached:


Sat Oct 14, 9am-6pm; Free Entry.

Nord Anglia International School (NAIS) Shanghai Pudong, 2888 Junmin Road, Pudong New District, 上海浦东新区军民公路2888号.

Season Closing Rooftop Festival @ Bellagio by MGM Shanghai


Get ready for the grand finale of the rooftop season, the Space Panda's ultimate rooftop festival at the Bellagio hotel to finish the season with a bang.

Two stages' of action to bring you an unforgettable day of music and celebration, showcasing 12 fresh, up-and-coming DJs who are set to take the music scene by storm.

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

Sat Oct 14, 3-10pm; Presale RMB148, Door RMB178, includes one drink.

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

2023 Shanghai Annual Masquerade Ball on the Bund @ Wanda Reign on the Bund


Behold, men, and women of Shanghai. This Saturday enjoy a night of grandeur and class as Nova events presents - 2023 Shanghai Annual Masquerade Ball on the Bund.

The rooftop of Wanda Hotel boasts stunning 270 degree panoramic views of the Bund's historic waterfront and Pudong's futuristic skyline.

With the city skyline as backdrop, indulge in exquisite cuisine, sip on crafted cocktails, and dance to the seductive beats of live music by Shanghai's top DJs and dance like never before from dusk to dawn, under the blue skies.

Let's enjoy the sunset, the music, the vibe and all the activities with spectacular view and amazing scenery.

Complementary masks for all guests. Join us for this ultimate event surrounded by a scene of true luxury, while hiding in your fancy dresses.

For VIP Table booking call 152 2147 2779.

Sat Oct 14, 5pm-Midnight; RMB108-168 after, includes one drink.

RUIKU, Wanda Reign on the Bund, 538 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Fuyou Lu 中山东二路538号, 近福佑路.

The Sanren Trio @ Abbey Road


The Sanren Trio will be rocking in the Abbey Road garden with 90s classics all the way.

Sat Oct 14, from 7pm; Free Entry.

Abbey Road3 Taojiang Lu, by Fenyang Lu. 桃江路3号, 近汾阳路.

Double Chicken Please Popup @ Café Gray Deluxe, The Middle House


This Saturday, Faye Chen and GN Chan, the founders of Double Chicken Please Restaurant & Bar in New York, pop up in Shanghai at Café Gray Deluxe, The Middle House, to bring guests four inventive craft cocktails.

Faye and GN created a mobile cocktail pop-up program in a 1977 VW minibus hosting unique drinking and dining experiences across the country. They created an ingenious cocktail program based on the concept of “hacking design,” where cocktails are deconstructed then reassembled in new, playful and creative ways.

At Double Chicken Please, the drinks are inspired by food and the food is inspired by drinks, creating surprising, delightful and unexpected sensory experiences. 

Double Chicken Please is a Lower East Side restaurant & cocktail bar inspired by the exploration and experimentation of traditional drinks and dishes in the spirit of hacking design. The Coop at Double Chicken Please offers inventive craft cocktails that deconstruct, redefine and rebuild iconic dishes into liquid form such as the Japanese Cold Noodle, Cold Pizza, Key Lime Pie, NY Beet Salad, Mango Sticky Rice and others.

Double Chicken Please won 6th place in The World’s 50 Best Bars 2022, won 1st place in The North America’s 50 Best Bars 2023, and won World's Best Cocktail Menu in The Tales Of The Cocktail Foundation 2023.

Sat Oct 14, from 8pm.

Café Gray Deluxe, The Middle House, 366 Shimen Yi Lu, by Weihai Lu 石门一路366号, 近威海路.

U2 + Coldplay Viva La Vida Tribute Concert @ The Pearl


A tribute to Irish rockers U2 and post-Britpop alternative act Coldplay.

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Sat Oct 14, 9pm; RMB150.

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



After 10 hours of high-speed operation, the human machine needs a little mental gap to nourish, and every night of tossing and turning needs to get a breath from this narrow channel.

INSOMNIA is the theme of XIMONLEE's new capsule series, which is also the designer's periodic summary of his own life. XIMONLEE will combine this theme and the accompanying mysterious insomnia device to present a spiritual space of sleepiness loss in the SYSTEM.

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Sat Oct 14, 10pm-Late; Presale RMB120, Door RMB140.

3/F, Yunhai Mansion, 1329 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Baoqing Lu 云海大厦3层, 淮海中路1329号, 近宝庆路.

Saturday & Sunday

Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals @ The Blarney Stone


The Blarney Stone will be showing both 11pm kick off time Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals this weekend. Will Wales and England breeze through, or can Argentina and Fiji pull off upsets?

Sat & Sun Oct 14 & 15, 11pm.

The Blarney Stone, 77 Yongkang Lu, by Xiangyang Lu 永康路77号, 近襄阳路.

Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals @ El Santo


Over at El Santo, they will also be showing the England Fiji game on Sunday night PLUS the 3am kick off Ireland vs New Zealand biggie. May the best team (Ireland) win!

Sat & Sun Oct 14 & 15, 11pm & 3am.

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.


Fall in Love @ Cotton's


Head along to Cotton's on Sunday to enjoy brunch and catch iStage musical‘s performances, with the following songs:

  • Look for the silver lining - Judy Garland

  • Over the Rainbow - Wizard of Oz

  • Seasons of Love - Rent

  • Song of Purple Summer - Spring Awakening

  • You Love who you love - Bonnie and Clyde

  • What it means to be a friend - 13

  • You've got a friend in Me - Toy Story

  • A Million Dreams - Greatest Showman

  • Colors of the Wind - Pocahontas

  • Singing in the Rain - Singing in the Rain

  • Waving through a Window - Dear Evan Hansen

Sun Oct 15, brunch 11am-4pm, music from 12 Noon; RMB298.

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

4th Annual Hot Sauce Festival @ Bubba's


Head along to Bubba's this Sunday afternoon to feel the fires of hell in your head!

Can you handle the heat?

Sun Oct 15, from 2-6pm; Free.

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



Founded in 1991 in New York City, VISIONAIRE is known as the "artist's Muse", a disruptor in the field of fashion creativity. Visionaire is good at creating multi-dimensional sensory experiments in the form of cross-carrier, from the perspective of art, fashion and contemporary culture, across video, curation, immersive interaction, public art, big or small, physical, digital, or deep empathy. Is a top player exploring the boundaries of fashion and art.THE"THE MUSE Inspiration Night" in SYSTEM will be the first public appearance of VISIONAIRE CHINA, the Chinese counterpart of the "inspiration creator”.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:


Sun Oct 15, 10pm-Late; Presale RMB128, Door RMB158.

3/F, Yunhai Mansion, 1329 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Baoqing Lu 云海大厦3层, 淮海中路1329号, 近宝庆路.

Looking Ahead

Oct 17: We Love Star Wars Quiz @ El Santo


A We Love Star Wars Quiz at El Santo. 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 Oct 17, 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.

Oct 18: Moves Like Jagger! @ The Pearl


A night of hits from the 2000s including Lada Gaga, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Imagine Dragons, Pink and more.

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Wed Oct 18, 8.30pm; RMB120.

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

Oct 18-22: 8th Lujiazui Coffee Festival @ Lujiazui Central Greenbelt


Innovative concepts, scene-based presentations, artistic expressions... The 8th Lujiazui Coffee Festival invites pioneering designers to create innovative exhibitions.

Starting from exhibition clusters and public spaces, it integrates outdoor coffee activities and sustainable design evolution, lighting up the creative permanent residence with artistic sensibility, creativity, and design.

Wed-Sun Oct 18-22, 10am-8pm; Free Entry.

Lujiazui Central Greenbelt, 717 Lujiazui Huan Road, Pudong New Area

Oct 19: Rocktoberfest @ The Pearl


The Pearl, Shanghai’s own award winning entertainment venue, is thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration with EE (Exclusive Executive) and FOS (Friends Of Shanghai) for a sensational event - Rocktoberfest Night!

Mark your calendars for a night of high-energy entertainment and surprises like never before, a full evening of electrifying performances. Expect awe-inspiring aerial acts, mesmerizing cabaret performances, and a captivating display of talented dancers.

The event will be hosted by the charismatic Cocosanti, adding an extra dose of excitement to the proceedings.

There are three ticket options: RMB150 entrance only; RMB188 entrance ticket and three drink coupons; RMB488 entrance ticket, three drink coupons and food, with platters of Mala-Scehuan Pepper Shrimps, Filet Mignon, Lamb Chops, Chicken Kebabs and much more on offer.

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Thu Oct 19, from 6pm; RMB150-488.

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

Oct 18: El Willy in Wonderland @ Tomatito


The original sexy chef, El Willy is in town and serving up his sexy tapas on Wednesday evening.

Thu Oct 19, from 7.30pm; RMB588.

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.

Oct 19: I Love Pop @ Tomatito


An I Love Pop eight-course music and wine pairing dinner, with sexy El Willy in town and all the superstar chefs joining him to make the magic happen.

Thu Oct 19, from 7.30pm; RMB588.

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.

Oct 20: Teachers Appreciation Night @ The Bull & Claw


The Bull & Claw garden hosts a Teacher Appreciation Night, with live music from the talented OJ Ryan!

Freeflow from 6-9pm is just RMB128 for teachers and includes all the house wine and beer you can drink, or go premium for just RMB168 for three hours.

Fri Oct 20from 6pm.

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

The Fat Dads Band @ Abbey Road


The Fat Dads Band, featuring Paul Tkachenko, will be rocking Abbey Road on October 20.

READ MORE: Paul Tkachenko – Wellington College Shanghai's Musical Wizard

Fri Oct 20, from 8pm; Free Entry.

Abbey Road3 Taojiang Lu, by Fenyang Lu. 桃江路3号, 近汾阳路.

Oct 20: The Beatles + The British Invasion @ The Pearl


Celebrate all things British with the music from The Beatles, Eurythmics, Queen, Def Leppard, Oasis, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Coldplay and more.

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Fri Oct 20, 8.30pm; RMB150.

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

Oct 21: La Suite Rooftop Party @ Wanda Reign on the Bund


La Suite take over the rooftop at Wanda Reign on the Bund for an afternoon and evening of revelry!

Sat Oct 21, 3pm-Midnight; RMB108-168 after, includes one drink.

Wanda Reign on the Bund, 538 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Fuyou Lu 中山东二路538号, 近福佑路.

Oct 21 & 22: Rolling In The Park @ Maxus Music Valley


Rolling in the Park is much more than just music. It is a two-day experience with music, play and fun all together, engaging artists from all over the world.

Here you can enjoy concerts, spectacular events, funny acts and a lot of things that you can try out as a child, parent or grandparent – most of the activities will include more generations.

Scan the QR on the poster above to your tickets now.

Sat & Sun Oct 21 & 22, RMB280-2160.

Maxus Music Valley (next the Shanghai Disney Resort)

Oct 21: Annual Rocky Horror Halloween Show @ The Pearl


Let's do the time warp, AGAIN! 

Warning! This is not the f#@king movie… or a re-enactment of the movie… but yes, there wll be some familiar characters, and a few new ones that Dr. Frankenfurter whipped up in the lab! 

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure this October at The Rocky Horror Halloween Show, an outrageously sinful, genderbent reinterpretation of the ultimate smutty cult classic.

Follow the light over at the Frankenstein place, find out what’s on the slab down in the lab and whatever did happen to Fay Wray in the end. It’s not easy having a good time, but dammit Janet, we’re gonna try. 

Don’t dream it. Be there. Tickets are just RMB200, and they’re going fast as a motorbike out of a deep freezer, so get in quick. 

I see you shiver with antici… pation!

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Sat Oct 21, 9pm; RMB200.

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


Rugby World Cup @ Cages


Cages Jing'an is showing every game of the Rugby World Cup, with Stella just RMB40 and Guinness RMB50 until the final whistle during all games. Games will also be showing at Huangpu Cages during their opening hours.

Until Oct 28.

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.



The CLOT20 RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION will inaugurate its opening in Shanghai with a remarkable display of over 100 iconic products.

Through tracing the chronological development of the brand, this grand showcase shall offer audiences a chance to delve deeper into CLOT's past, present, and future.

In continuation of its mission to bridge Eastern and Western cultures, the exhibition will be built around the theme of the Five Elements - a concept drawn from ancient Chinese philosophy.

Through five immersive zones represented by gold, wood, water, fire, and earth, audiences will be able to experience the brand’s most representative stories, both told and untold. 

Until Oct 29, Mon 1-8pm, Tue-Thu & Sun 11am-8pm, Fri, Sat & Public Holidays 10am-10pm*; Standard Price RMB88, Family Ticket RMB118.

iag, Building D, C•PARK, 638 Zhaohua Road, Changning District

*Last admission time is one hour before closing

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