33 Awesome Upcoming Events in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, June 27, 2024

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Brooklyn Brewery Bar Crawl – Part 3!


The Brooklyn Brewery Bar Crawl is back, taking you through Shanghai's bustling streets, visiting venues full of fun and games, and unlocking a new, exciting way to experience Brooklyn's drinking culture.

Participants will hit three Brooklyn Brewery craft beer specialty bars in one night, enjoying games and prizes at each stop with like-minded party people, and tasting Brooklyn Brewery's unique craft beers.

READ MORE: Brooklyn Brewery Bar Crawl – Part 3!

Brooklyn Brewery Bus Route:

  • Meeting Point: In front of Found 158, 8pm

  • First Stop: The Shed, 8.50-9.40pm

  • Second Stop: Billions, 9.50-10.40pm

  • Third & Final Stop: Char Bar, 10.50pm-Midnight

Tickets include a beer at each stop, a Brooklyn Brewery cup, plus lots of games to play along the way, and are priced:

  • RMB158 for 1

  • RMB258 for 2

  • RMB388 for 3

  • RMB498 for 4

Those early bird tickets are limited though, so get yours now before the price goes up!

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:


Fri June 28, from 8pm; RMB125-158

Meeting at Found 158, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu 巨鹿路158号B1层, 近瑞金一路

Silent Disco @ Rock Bund Historical Building District

Following on from six years of sell-out, five-star shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Silent Adventures team are bringing their celebrated Silent Disco to Shanghai for a brand-new adventure!

Don their magical, high-tech headphones and feel your inhibitions evaporate as they lead you on a fun-filled silent disco tour of Shanghai's most famous streets.


Embark on a unique roaming riot of revelry as you follow the Silent Guide and engage in emotion-releasing dances, transforming every street corner into a scene of celebration.

Hidden gems of the city will be unlocked, offering a new 360-degree immersive travel experience that brings you closer to your inner self with every step. You’ll never look at Shanghai – or yourself! – the same way again.

Expect song, dance, flash mobs and surprises in the most feel-good hour of the summer. Without a doubt, the most fun you can have with your clothes on!



  • RMB280 for 1 person

  • RMB498 for 2 people

  • RMB898 for 4 people

Scan the QR code to get yours now:


June 21-July 14

Rock Bund Historical Building District, Yuanmingyuan Lu, between Beijing Dong Lu and Nan Suzhou Lu, Huangpu District 圆明园路北京东路和苏州南路中间


RedBox Broadway @ The Pearl


One for all you show tune fans – RedBox Broadway Cabaret dinner theater at The Pearl, an immersive Cabaret-Broadway-Movie Show Tune Night, with the actual stars from Chinese Broadway shows!

Enjoy a selection of hits, from classics like Phantom of the OperaChicago and Singing in the Rain, right up to modern tunes from HamiltonLala Land and The Greatest Showman.

All songs are performed live and complimented by professional costumes, lighting, direction and choreography to ensure an unforgettable experience.

READ MORE: RedBox Broadway Cabaret Dinner Theater at The Pearl!

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:


Thu June 27, 7.30pm; RMB200

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


Cocktail Degustation @ Bella Vita Bistro


Bella Vita Bistro launch their Cocktail Degustation Friday, with DJ Gaston Blue and from buy-one-get-one cocktail from 9-11pm.

Gaston Blu will be providing the perfect soundtrack for the evening with his live music show, blending rhythms and genres from around the world.

From Brazilian to Caribbean, Latino to Ibiza, Gaston's music sets will keep you entertained and chilling for a nice time.

Every Fri, 9-11pm

Bella Vita Bistro, 318 Tianping Lu, by Huashan Lu 天平路318, 华山路

Canvas of Emotions @ Modephant Art Space


After a successful first edition, Epicurus Mingler presents the second edition of Canvas of Emotions, a new series of events about art and mental health.

Connecting artists with the community, it is curated by The Kulture Space, in collaboration with Expat Services and the Community Center Shanghai.

Canvas of Emotions aims to be a fully interactive art event that turns the viewers into part art collaborators and participants as they look at the deeper meaning of how and why we create art.

Fri June 28, 6-9pm; RMB150

Modephant Art Space, 50 Moganshan Lu, Putuo District 上海市普陀区莫干山路50M50创意园4210

Spanish Gourmet Travel @ Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai


Gather your team and enjoy a seafood paella at Albero’s Spanish Gourmet Travel event. Celebrate with Spanish Iberian ham and unlimited tapas, together with free-flow Sangria, red and white wines and more.

Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai’s signature Spanish restaurant, Albero, serves up vibrant and creative Spanish dishes using the freshest seasonal ingredients, bringing guests an authentic experience of Europe’s most passionate country.

Fri June 28, 6-9.30pm; RMB328 per person

Albero, 2/F, Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai, 1288 Lujiazui Huan Lu, by Dongyuan Lu, Pudong District 陆家嘴环路12882, 东园路

Whiskey Dinner @ Morton's The Steakhouse


Treat yourself this Friday as Morton's The Steakhouse offer the above amazing menu, paired with whiskies from around the world.

Fri June 28, from 7pm; RMB688+

Morton's The Steakhouse, IFC Pudong, 4/F, 8 Shiji Da Dao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu, Pudong District 纪大道8, 国金中心IFC4, 陆家嘴环路

Green Day Post Punk @ The Pearl


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:


Fri June 28, 8.30pm; RMB120.

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

Friday & Saturday

Chef Anchalee & Chef Andrea @ The Sukhothai Shanghai & Bella Vita Bistro


An unforgettable culinary experience at The Sukhothai Shanghai and Bella Vita Bistro on Friday and Saturday evening respectively.

Chef Anchalee Nadkham from Urban restaurant at The Sukhothai and Chef Andrea Botti from Bella Vita will be teaming up to create a unique four-hands dinner event.

Indulge in a special menu that combines the flavors of both Thai and Italian cuisine, perfectly paired with wines from Silver Heights, the renowned winery owned by Emma Gao in Ningxia.

This event is a true fusion of culture and tradition, right in the heart of Shanghai.

Fri June 28, 5-9pm; RMB699 per person

The Sukhothai Shanghai, 380 Weihai Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu, Jing'an District 威海路380, 近石门一路

Sat June 29, 5-9pm; RMB699 per person

Bella Vita Bistro, 318 Tianping Lu, by Huashan Lu 天平路318华山路

Neon Beach Skate Party @ RIINK


This hot weekend at RIINK: Big sunglasses, boomboxes, and neon vibes!

DJ Shelter and DJ FLYZ will be spinning a mix of retro hits, so let us all roll along in summer style!

And what's a beach party without some killer beachwear? Throw on your bikini top / hot pants / sarong, any beachy look will get you a free shot!

Delicious diner food and refreshing drinks will keep you cool; big groups enjoy drink discounts all night long!

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

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

Fri & Sat June 28 & 29, 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

Moon Cruise @ La Suite


Join La Suite's amazing Moon Cruise party! Shake your confident dance moves and show your most shining outfit to the beat of the music for a wonderful night.

Fri & Sat June 28 & 29, 9.30pm-Late; Free entry, drinks and canapes before 11pm, RMB100 after, includes one drink

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

For all La Suite Events this Week Click Here


The Knockout Market @ ANKEN Air


Award-winning JS Markets and the legendary Aboro Academy will tag-team for a knockout entertainment event at the beautiful ANKEN Air.

Aboro’s signature boxing event, AKO XIV, will feature boxers from around China vying in 10 bouts starting at 5pm.

JS Markets will feature a smorgasbord of international street-foods, beverages, and choice selection of arts, crafts, and designer goods.

Tickets for the AKO boxing event are on sale now. A portion of the evening’s revenue will go to Heart to Heart, a 100% volunteer charity organization that funds life-saving surgery for children with congenital heart disease.

No tickets are needed to visit the market.

Sat June 29

Market 2-8pm

Fight: Doors 4pm; Fights 5-8.30pm

Anken Air, No. 181, Lane 465 Zhenning Lu, by Xinzha Lu 镇宁路465181, 近新闸路

Dawn Wong @ SpicyComedy Lounge


We first came across Dawn Wong when a video of her roasting her in-laws at her wedding went viral back in 2019.

Since then, we've watched on as her comedy career has gone from strength to strength, while her Instagram stories helped keep us sane during the tumultuous last few years.

With her China-wide tour in full swing, this Saturday she hits the stage for two Shanghai shows.

READ MORE: Dawn Wong: From Viral Wedding Video to China Comedy Tour

Sat June 29, 4pm & 7.30pm; RMB188-520

SpicyComedy Lounge, 3/F, Building 6-7, South Block, 123 Xingye Lu, by Madang Lu 兴业路123弄,新天地时尚一期6-7号楼3层南里食集北区, 近马当路

Irish Live Music: Doctor Midnight @ Abbey Road


A Saturday night of Irish music from Doctor Midnight at Abbey Road.

Sat June 29, 7.30pm; Free Entry

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



HOTL4B - A dynamic laboratory synthesizing immersive experiences and unique creations. Through rave culture, they fuse a high-energy social melting pot that ignites the senses and catalyzes unforgettable moments.

Join the experiment as HOTL4B takes over System. Get ready for a three-stage, all-night rave with 15 top-tier artists and endless surprises, keeping the energy alive until sunrise!

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

Sat June 29, 10pm-5am; Early Bird RMB108; Presale RMB128; Door RMB158, includes one shot

SYSTEM, 3/F, Yunhai Mansion, 1329 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Baoqing Lu, Xuhui District 云海大厦3淮海中路1329近宝庆路


UFC303 @ Cages


As usual, head to Cages to catch all the exciting action in the octagon with fight fans, while enjoying a Sunday brunch buffet starting from 11am at Jing'an, and full menu from 10am at Huangpu!

Sun June 30

From 9am

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.

From 10am

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

Jazz Brunch @ Abbey Road


Head to Abbey Road for a brunch accompanied by some good ol' jazz music.

Sun June 30, Brunch 11am-3pm, Jazz from 12-2pm; Free Entry

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

Kid's Pizza Making Class @ Geneva


Geneva's kid's pizza making classes are back every Sunday in June, and they are absolutely free.

Sun June 30, from 1pm

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

Pizza & Party @ Union Trading Co.


The beloved Zup will be taking up residence in Union Trading Co. for an afternoon of cheesy delight.

READ MORE: Zup Pizza: A Chicago Hou-Lee Trinity of Dough, Sauce & Cheese

Sun June 30, 3-9pm

Union Trading Company, 306 Hengshan Lu, by Yongjia Lu 衡山路306号,近永嘉路

The Aperol Spritz Event of 2024 @ Tacolicious


Join Tacolicious for what's been called the Aperol Spritz event of 2024, with special guest DJ and a bevy fo beverages sure to delight one and all

Sun June 30, from 3pm

Tacolicious, Room 104-105, 34 Yuyao Lu, by Xikang Lu 余姚路34号1幢104-105室, 近西康路

Sky King Jack @ Yuyintang


After nearly two decades of rock and roll revelry, Shanghai’s Mecca for the musical underground Yuyintang 育音堂 will shut its doors for good on Saturday due to government plans for Kaixun Lu expansion.

READ MORE: Legendary Live Music Venue Yuyintang to Close

This final show will act as a celebration of its legend and wakes to bid farewell to a Shanghai cultural institution.

The king is dead. Long live the king.

Sun June 30, from 8pm; RMB99-180

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




The first ever Laugh Riot Wrestling event, with skits and live pro wrestling commentary featuring the region's best (and worst?) pro wrestlers.

Be stunned by the laughs! Free! Hosted by DJ BO and Knick of ZMACK!

Mon July 1, from 8pm; Free Entry

BnC, 685 Xikang Lu, by Changping Lu 西康路685号, 近昌平路


We Love Cartoons Quiz @ El Santo


This week's themed quiz at El Santo is We Love Disney.

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 on the poster above to reserve a spot.

Tue July 2, 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


Mostly Harmless W Popup @ W Shanghai


From now until July 14, WOOBAR at W Shanghai – The Bund unveils its first popup concept bar, featuring Mostly Harmless co-founder Ezra Star, from the bar ranked 33rd in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023

Guests can enjoy the new and enhanced Gin66 Batch#5 as the base for their cocktails, offering a unique experience without leaving the heart of Shanghai.

Until July 14, 6pm-Midnight; RMB98 a drink

WooBar, W Shanghai – The Bund, 66 Lvshun Lu, by Dongchangzhi Lu, Hongkou District 顺路66东长治路

21% Off @ Second Sister Yunnan Restaurant


Second Sister Yunnan Restaurant, the new venue by the Azul Group in the old Xouk spot in 1000 Trees Mall, is offering 21% off on all a la carte food items from now through the end of July.

READ MORE: Yunnan Classics & Stellar Rooftop at Second Sister by Azul Group

Daily, until July 31

Second Sister Yunnan Restaurant, 开业酬宾 狂欢派对 5/F, 1000 Trees, 600 Moganshan Lu, by Changhua Lu 大洋晶典5楼, 莫干山路600号, 近昌化路

Crayfish in French Style @ Jade on 36 Restaurant


From now until August 31, savor the French-inspired favors of crayfish as Executive Chef Olivier Pistre reinterprets classics with French culinary techniques.

Indulge in a series of masterpieces such as French-style tartare, Marseille fish soup, and chicken leg confit with crayfish.

Take in a breathtaking view of the Bund and immerse yourself in the distinctive charm of French-style crayfish.

Five-course set menu priced at RMB888 per person available for both lunch and dinner. All prices are subject to 10% service charge and 6% value added tax.

For dining reservations and enquiries, please call (86 21) 6882 8888 ext. 6888 or email fbreservation.slpu@shangri-la.com.

Until Aug 31; RMB888+

Jade on 36, Pudong Shangri-La, 36/F, Grand Tower, 33 Fucheng Lu, by Lujiazui Xi Lu, Pudong District 富城路33上海浦东香格里拉紫金楼36

School Holiday Kids' Meals @ Azul Group


The following Azul Group venues have the above great deal going on for kids meal all summer holiday long.


Azul SKL, Shankang Li, Building 6, 358 Kangding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu 康定路358号, 近陕西北路

Azul Weave, The Weave, 2/F, 277 Wuxing Road 吴兴路277号, 2楼

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

Azul Italiano 1000 Trees, L1F-14, 600 Moganshan Lu, by Changhua Lu 莫干山路600号,L1F-14,近昌化路

Colca, Room 2201, 2/F, 199 Hengshan Lu, by Yongjia Lu 衡山路199号2楼2201, 近永嘉

Xouk by Azul, 82 Weifang Xi Lu, by Pucheng Lu 潍坊西路82号, 进浦城路

T+ Ticketing

Swan Lake @ Shanghai Oriental Art Center


A Russian retelling of an old German folk tale, the story of Swan Lake is one of tragedy – that of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse.

First staged by the Imperial Ballet at Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre in 1877, and with music composed by Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake is a masterpiece and a must-see for anybody interested in the art form or who simply enjoys sheer spectacle.

This is your chance to see it performed by some of the finest dancers in the world, the award-winning Moscow Ballet Company.

The performance runs just two nights, Friday July 5 and Saturday July 6, and we have tickets on sale on T+ Tickets from RMB180-880.

Scan the QR code to get yours now:


Fri & Sat July 5 & 6, 7.15pm; RMB180-880.

Shanghai Oriental Art Center, 425 Dingxiang Lu, by Shiji Dadao, Pudong District 丁香路425近世纪大道

Romeo & Juliet @ Shanghai Oriental Art Center


One of the most famous ballets of the twentieth century, Prokofiev's masterpiece Romeo and Juliet broke free from traditional ballet music constraints, revolutionizing the art form.

Now firmly established as a paradigm of ballet, this legendary interpretation of Shakespeare's immortal tragedy continues to serve as a model of true love on stages worldwide, with its highly condensed yet deeply emotive score.

As if all that were not enough, it also features 'Dance of the Knights' – without doubt one of the most bangin' tunes in ballet history.

This is your chance to see it in Shanghai, performed by the award-winning Moscow Ballet Company, some of the finest dancers in the world.

The one-off performance will take place on Sunday July 7, and we have tickets on sale on T+ Tickets from RMB180-880.

Scan the QR code to get yours now:


Sun July 7, 2pm; RMB180-880.

Shanghai Oriental Art Center, 425 Dingxiang Lu, by Shiji Dadao, Pudong District 丁香路425近世纪大道

School of Rock the Musical @ New Bund 31 Performing Arts Center

Based on the hilarious hit movie, School of Rock is an award-winning musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber that premiered on Broadway in 2015, and has since been a seen a smash hit on stages around the globe!

The story follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school.

But Dewey isn’t going to teach them algebra or arithmetic, oh no – these kids are going to learn what it takes to become the most awesome rock ‘n’ roll band of all time!


Come along for the ride as he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.

The big question is, can his new group win the Battle of the Bands without being schooled by their parents and headmistresses, or will Dewey have to face the music?

School of Rock opens on July 18 with tickets priced from RMB280-1,280. Scan the QR code on the poster below to get yours now!


July 18-Aug 4; RMB280-1,280

New Bund 31 Performing Arts Center, 777 Gaoqingxi Lu, by Dongyu Lu 高青西路777号, 近东育路

Glory: Chinese Ballet Stars Gala @ SIDC


Over the years, 11 overseas Chinese dancers have been unveiling the strength and beauty of Chinese ballet on stages worldwide, seldom having a chance to return and perform in their homeland.

This July, they will gather at the Shanghai International Dance Center to present a dozen selected dance segments, demonstrating the beauty of both classical and modern ballet in one performance, transcending the allure of ballet technique and aesthetics, and creating a dazzling gala night filled with starlight and brilliance.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:


Fri & Sat July 19 & 20, 7.30pm; RMB280-1280

Shanghai International Dance Center, 1650 Hongqiao Lu, by Shuicheng Lu 桥路1650近水城路

The Phantom of the Opera @ Shanghai Grand Theatre


Are you ready to hear the Music of the Night? Well it's time to get excited, as Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit show The Phantom of the Opera is on its way to Shanghai.

Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera tells the tale of a disfigured musical genius – known only as the Phantom – who haunts a subterranean labyrinth beneath the Paris Opera House.


Mesmerized by the talent and beauty of a young soprano, Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé́ and falls fiercely in love with her.

Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, the Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.


With 130 cast, crew and orchestra members, jaw-dropping scenery, breathtaking special effects and more than 230 costumes by the late, great international theater designer Maria Björnson, The Phantom of the Opera contains some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous and stirring music, including 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Think of Me' and 'Music of the Night.'

Currently only being shown here and on the West End in London, the full tour cast will be in Shanghai, starring internationally renowned musical theater performers.

If you see only one show in Shanghai this year, make it this one.

The Phantom of the Opera runs in Shanghai from August 24 to October 2, with the first round of tickets for the shows from August 24 to September 21 already sold out.

The second round of tickets, for the shows from September 22 to October 2, are now on sale – scan the QR code to get yours now and avoid missing out.


Aug 24-Oct 2; RMB280-1,580

Shanghai Grand Theatre, 300 Renmin Da Dao, by Huangpi Bei Lu 人民大道300近黄陂北路

SpicyComedy English Stand-Up Showcase @ SpicyComedy Lounge


SpicyComedy is stand-up in Shanghai featuring some of the funniest local and traveling comedians.

With shows held throughout the week at the SpicyComedy Lounge in Xintiandi, audiences are in for an unforgettable night of laughs.

READ MORE: Meet the Trilingual Comedian Spicing Up Shanghai's Comedy Scene

Each show features five to six talented English-language comedians, each performing 8-15 minute sets, varying with everything from spotlight specials with featured comedians to open mic nights for newcomers.

Upcoming Shows

  • Thu Jun 27, 8pm, RMB128

  • Fri Jun 28, 8pm, RMB188

  • Wed Jul 3, 7.30pm, RMB128

  • Sat Jul 6, 7.30pm, RMB150

  • Sun Jul 7, 2pm, RMB150

  • Wed Jul 10, 7.30pm, RMB158

  • Fri Jul 12, 7.30pm, RMB188

  • Sat Jul 13, 4.30pm, RMB380

  • Sat Jul 13, 7.30pm, RMB380

For all the latest show details, and to purchase tickets, scan the QR code.


SpicyComedy Lounge, 3/F, Building 6-7, South Block, 123 Xingye Lu, by Madang Lu 兴业路123弄,新天地时尚一期6-7号楼3层南里食集北区, 近马当路

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