26 Awesome Upcoming Events in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, October 20, 2023

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That's Shanghai Halloween Party @ Cages

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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...

Tickets!

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.

And (for a limited time only!) we have a special deal on group purchases:

  • 5 tickets for RMB600

  • 10 tickets for RMB1,000

So get a bunch of friends together and enjoy a discount. The group ticket packages are limited in number though, so buy now to avoid disappointment.

Get your tickets by scanning the QR code below...

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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.


Friday

8th Lujiazui Coffee Festival @ Lujiazui Central Greenbelt

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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.


Teachers Appreciation Night @ The Bull & Claw

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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.


Jazz Under the Stars @ Cotton's

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CONNECTION 緒 is a unique trio featuring Yuko Kishi, a renowned Japanese jazz vocalist with a rich, sincere voice, and Marc Artemi, an accomplished guitarist and singer. They are joined by Shengji Zhuo a talented accordionist, forming a fusion of musical talents.

Together, they offer a diverse blend of sounds and styles that take you on a journey through jazz standards, and the sounds of Eastern Europe, France and Argentina.

Fri Oct 20, 6.30pm-12.30am; Free Entry.

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


Wines of South Africa @ WeWine

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South Africa is one of the leading countries selling wine in China, at number five in volume. Yet, for many wine drinkers, South Africa is a bit of a mystery. 

A lot of stores have shelves of cheap bottles with various animals on the label, but while people all over the world assumed there wasn't much out there beyond Fairview's Goats do Roam, South Africa got busy making really great wine.

Let's get caught up, shall we? Let’s discover together the taste of South African wines this Friday in WeWine. Canapés and finger food will be served 

Please RSVP to the WeChat 135 0188 6571 or maxi181222.

Fri Oct 20, 6.30-8.30pm; RMB150.

WeWine, 91 Jiangguo Xi Lu, Tower 5, Room 909.


The Fat Dads Band @ Abbey Road

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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.


The Beatles + The British Invasion @ The Pearl

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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.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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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.


Claudio PRC @ Celia by Pulse

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Celia are thrilled to announce that after a long waiting period, their new home is ready to welcome its family on board. With a new location, a new sound system, a new vibe, but most importantly, the old Celia spirit!

They kick things off with a massive weekend program which include two international acts, with Claudio PRC (Tresor) on Friday. Get ready for an unforgettable weekend. 

Fri Oct 20, 10pm; RMB98-188, includes one drink.

Celia by Pulse, 154 Nanyang Lu, by Xikang Lu 南阳路154号.


Friday & Saturday

Thrill & Roll @ RIINK

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Embark on a mesmerizing journey at RIINK's pre-Halloween bash this weekend, where a secret unfolds – a gateway to the past opens before your very eyes.

Glide and groove through the decades at the electrifying Thrill and Roll skate party. Lose yourself in the timeless melodies of Michael Jackson, the irresistible beats of Backstreet Boys, and all retro pop mixed by their DJ.

Indulge in delectable treats and refreshing drinks amidst the vibrant bar, surrounded by enchanting retro props and bewitching decor.

Join RIINK for an unforgettable experience where the past springs to life in the present, or rumor has it, some have ventured into the past and never returned...

Send message on RIINK WeChat with secret code 'That’s How I Roll' for the special 88rmb Skate and Shot deal for That’s SH readers ONLY!

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

Fri & Sat Oct 20 & 21, 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.


After the Sunset @ La Suite

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Keep the party spirit alive with La Suite 'After the Sunset' extravaganza!

As the sun dips below the horizon, the real fun begins! Join in for an unforgettable night of music, dancing, and good vibes at La Suite.

The after-party promises to keep the energy soaring, with top-notch DJs, a vibrant atmosphere, and a late-night celebration you won't want to miss.

It's the perfect way to continue the festivities long after the sun has set! 

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

Fri & Sat Oct 20 & 21, 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

Jiashan Lane Market @ Jiashan Market

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Jiashan Lane Market, Shanghai's longest running pop-up market, returns from the holiday break with a vendor lineup of old favorites and new-to-market artisans.

Located in the charming courtyard of a repurposed factory, which invites guests visitors to linger as they enjoy the international street foods and unique crafts and hard-to-find lifestyle and pantry goods in a kid- and pet-friendly environment.

Sat Oct 21, 11am-6pm; Free Entry.

Jiashan Market, Lane 550, Shaanxi Nan Lu, by Shaoxing Lu 陕西南路550弄, 近绍兴路.


La Suite Rooftop Party @ Wanda Reign on the Bund

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Join La Suite at the luxurious Wanda Reign Hotel for the ultimate rooftop party!

Get ready to elevate your evening with stunning skyline views, great music, and an atmosphere that's second to none.

As the night unfolds, the excitement doesn't stop – at 11pm, continue the party with free entry to La Suite for an unforgettable after-party experience (see La Suite event listing above).

Don't miss out on the most happening event in town!

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.


Pirates of the Pearl @ The Pearl

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From the creative team that brought you Moulin Dream Immersive, experience interactive theatrer with Pirates of the Pearl!

Brace yourself for an extraordinary evening where captivating tales from Pirates of the Caribbean, Princess Bride, and One Piece merge seamlessly with the legends of real-life pirates from Chinese history.

Enter 'The Black Pearl' and be transported to a world where the swashbuckling adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow, the poetic vengeance of Inigo Montoya, and the audacious spirit of Monkey D. Luffy intertwine with the captivating stories of renowned real-world pirates like Cheng Shih and Zheng Yi.

Immerse yourself in a pirate sanctuary, where the air crackles with tension and the echoes of sea shanties fill the room. Engage with the charismatic cast, solve puzzles, and navigate treacherous waters as you become an integral part of the narrative.

Pirates of the Pearl is an immersive extravaganza that transports you to the golden age of piracy, immersing you in a world of action, adventure, and historical intrigue on all three floors of The Black Pearl Theater.

Pirates of the Pearl is an interactive theater event, and audience members are encouraged to dress up and cosplay as your favorite pirates to join in the fun!

Don’t forget to book ahead. They have special limited dinner menu prepared by Chef Lung and a special whiskey, gin, and rum cocktails from the team at Hai Seas Distillery.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Sat Oct 21 & 28, Nov 4, 11 & 18, Doors 6pm, Show 7pm; RMB388.

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


Annual Rocky Horror Halloween Show @ The Pearl

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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!

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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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.


Rhom Omit @ Celia by Pulse

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Celia are thrilled to announce that after a long waiting period, their new home is ready to welcome its family on board. With a new location, a new sound system, a new vibe, but most importantly, the old Celia spirit!

They kick things off with a massive weekend program which include two international acts, with Rhom Omit (Serialism) on Saturday. Get ready for an unforgettable weekend. 

Sat Oct 21, 10pm; RMB98-188, includes one drink.

Celia by Pulse, 154 Nanyang Lu, by Xikang Lu 南阳路154号.


Saturday & Sunday

Rolling In The Park @ Maxus Music Valley

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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)


Sunday

Filipino Fun Fair & Pop-up Market @ Bubba's Food Co.

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The Philippine Chamber of Business and Professionals Shanghai will be hosting the Filipino Fun Fair & Pop-up Market on October 22, at Bubba’s Restaurant in Jingan Shangkang li. 

This event aims to showcase the Filipino culture, food, products and brands to the local community and foster the spirit of entrepreneurship among Filipinos based in Shanghai. 

There will be lots of all-time favorite Filipino comfort food, drinks and desserts. This year, PHILCHAMSH strives to spread more fun, food and the festive spirit of the Filipino community and bring more memorable and delectable moments for everyone to enjoy.

Everyone is invited to enjoy all the Filipino products, delicacies, live band and play bingo with lots of gift prizes in store.

Sun Oct 22, 11am-5pm; Free Entry.

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.


Cookie Decoration Class @ Geneva

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Geneva has a Cookie Decoration Class for children aged 2-12 years old this Sunday, October 22.

Sun Oct 22, from 3pm; RMB88.

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


Little Shop of Horrors @ Post No Bills

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Post No Bills will be screening Little Shop of Horrors, their first in a series of Sunday night scaries.

Sun Oct 22, 8pm; Free Entry.

Post No Bills, 970 Wuding Lu, by Jiaozhou Lu 武定路970号,近胶州路.


Looking Ahead

Oct 24: We Love Music Quiz @ El Santo

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A We Music 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 24, 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 25: Stars & Stripes: Imagine Dragons @ The Pearl

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The Pearl’s very own Red Star Band is here to entertain you with rock covers of American pop rockers Imagine Dragons, plus hits by Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, Cher, Kool & The Gang, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Pink, Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Billie Eilish and more.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Wed Oct 25, 9pm; RMB120.

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


Oct 26: Bingo Night @ Cages

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Cages Bingo just got spookier! Ready to shout 'Bingo' and win big? You could ride away on a Super 73 electric bike, cook up a storm with a Daewoo air fryer, or even welcome a full-size skeleton into your home.

Grab your friends and head along for a night of thrills and laughter!

Thu Oct 26, 9pm-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.


Oct 27-29: Crush Wine Festival @ Xintiandi Style I

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Taking place across both the indoor and outdoor space at the lifestyle hub and creative commercial space of Xintiandi, SOCIAL SUPPLY in collaboration with The Bottle Project 瓶瓶有奇 is hosting CRUSH Wine Festival for the fifth year in a row.

The focus at CRUSH is all about exploring wine beyond the glass – diving into the process, the grapes, the winemakers and the backstory – coupled with interaction and sharing of ideas.

Attendees will have the chance to learn more about the world of both domestically produced Chinese wines, as well as world-renowned international wine labels, with more than 200 unique varieties across more than 25 vendors

Running from October 27-29, this year's theme is 'Uncorked Adventures: Exploring The Heart of Wine Culture.' And the best part? It’s completely FREE to attend!

READ MORE: CRUSH Wine Festival is Back at Shanghai Xintiandi...& It's FREE!

Tasting Set Tickets, meanwhile, are RMB99 Early Bird (through October 27 – they'll cost RMB119 at the event) and includes four wine tasters (75ml pours) at any CRUSH booth plus a wine bag set.

Scan the QR below to purchase your wine Tasting Set Ticket now:

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Fri-Sun Oct 27-29, Fri & Sat, 2-11pm, Sun, 2-10pm; Free Entry.

Xintiandi Style I, 123 Xingye Lu, by Madang Lu 兴业路123号, 近马当路.


Oct 28 & 29: Commune Market @ The Weave

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Commune Market is excited to be back this autumn at the charming The Weave on Wuxing Lu near Jianguoxi Lu, about 5-7 min walk from Hengshan Lu.

Come on down to say hello to your favorite local designers and artists, and for an afternoon of good eats, good drinks and always fun shopping!

From accessories and jewelry to art and collectibles, they have a little bit of everything for everyone! 

Restaurants at The Weave square are open from 11am through 12 midnight.

Commune Market is free entry for all, and The Weave is pet-friendly!

Sat & Sun, Octr 28 & 29, 11am-7pm; Free Entry.

The Weave, 277 Wuxing Lu, by Jianguo Lu 徐家汇吴兴路277号, 近建国路.


Ongoing

Cricket World Cup @ Anokhi

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Experience the thrill of the ICC Cricket World Cup with Anokhi!

The pinnacle of cricket is back, uniting nations in their love for the game. Watch as the world's best teams battle it out for glory on the greatest stage. Feel the excitement, join the roar of the crowd, and witness unforgettable moments. It's not just a game, it's the ICC Cricket World Cup!

Cricket Specials running until November 19. Enjoy Free flow deals and buy-one-get-one offers on Anokhi's PICA PICA menu and much more.

Until Nov 19; Free Entry.

Anokhi, 3/F, 277 Wuxing Lu, by Jianguo Lu,  徐家汇吴兴路277号 3楼, 近建国路.


Rugby World Cup @ Cages

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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.


CLOT20 RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION @ iag

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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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