Oct 2: Things to Do Today in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, September 28, 2023

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First Up, Here are 13 Shanghai Brunches to Hit Up All October Holiday


Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) China 2023 @ Yang Cheng Lake, Suzhou


With over 27 years of history, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) has expanded its international festival footprint to eight countries across four continents around the world. Under the electric sky, celebrate life, love, diversity, art and music. This year's theme, kineticZEN, will see the event combine the culture of electronic music with mindfulness and innovative healing.

Internationally renowned artists include Alesso, DJ Snake, Don Diablo, W&W, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand, Kaskade and Deadmau5 presents KX5, Nicky Romero, Steve Aoki, Jauz, Saymyname, Yellow Claw B2B Flosstradamus, Zomboy, Coone, Headhunterz, Gorgon City, John Summit, Meduza, Cosmic Gate, Infected Mushroom, Paul Van Dyk and more.

For all the information, and your chance to win tickets, click the link below...

READ MORE: World-Renowned Music Festival EDC Returns to China in October

Mon & Tue Oct 2 & 3.

Yang Cheng Lake, Suzhou.

Russ @ 13 Tang Livehouse


Brace yourselves for the dynamic force of one of today's hottest rap sensations – the one and only Russ!

And, as a special treat, we're giving away two pairs of ticket to lucky That's Shanghai readers; simply share this post on your WeChat moments with the phrase 'That's What I Want!' and send us a screenshot with your name and phone number to enter the lucky draw.

Don't miss your chance to win – and good luck!

Mon Oct 2, 5.30pm; RMB298-498.

13 Tang Livehouse, 118 Square, No. 1685 Jinshajiang Lu 金沙江路1685号118广场.

Quiz Night @ The Blarney Stone


It's quiz night at The Blarney Stone on Monday, with six rounds of fun, shots for each round winner, and a grand prize for the overall winner on the night. Part of a quiz season, there is also an RMB1,000 voucher up for grabs for the ultiamte champions.

It's also happy hour all night, and tacos and wings (5pcs) are just RMB20. So head along at 7pm for some brainiac craic!

Scan the QR on the poster above to sign up.

Every Mon, from 7pm; Free.

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

Cotton Blues @ JZ


A night of blues from the legendary Cotton Club Band at JZ.

Mon Oct 2, 10pm.

JZ Club, Found 158, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu 巨鹿路158号, 近瑞金一路.

Roska @ SYSTEM


As one of the UK’s most accomplished underground exponents, Roska has been known for his skippy drum patterns and fun sounding club music over the past 13 years. Since the initial boom of underground electronic music in the UK, Roska has been one of the UK’s leading niche authorities, s a producer and DJ, but also as a mentor and label owner, he dedicate to unveiling new talent for all of us to enjoy.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:


Mon Oct 2, 9pm-Late; Presale RMB88, Door RMB118.

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.

Queen Tribute Concert @ The Pearl


Freddie has been brought back to life!

Without doubt one of the best nights of entertainment this city has to offer, and your chance to sing along with all of Queen’s biggest hits. This show is always packed, so be sure to buy your tickets before they sell out!

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Mon & Tue Oct 2 & 3, 9pm; RMB180.

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

Sharing Menus @ Azul Group

The Azul Group is going all in for Golden Week, serving up special Mid-Autumn Festival sharing menus for four people at five of their concepts across town (see the Azul offering above).

These special menus are available every day from Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 8. Click the link below for all the details...

READ MORE: 5 Mid-Autumn Festival Menus You Need to Try

We Love Movies Quiz @ El Santo


El Santo will have a DJ on from 10pm-2am every night of the holiday, see the schedule above. And it is also Taco Tuesday every single night, with tacos – and Corona, and house wine, and frozen margaritas – all just RMB20!


Until Oct 8, 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.

Holiday Package @ Lounge by Topgolf


Head along to Lounge by Topgolf over the October Holiday and enjoy the above package for four for just RMB488. That's 75% off!

Until Oct 6.

Lounge by Topgolf, 2/F, Central Plaza, 227 Huangpi Bei Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu 黄陂北路227号中区广场2楼,近南京西路.

Family Day Out @ RIINK


Embark on an extraordinary October Holiday adventure at RIINK! Open daily 11am-1am, indulge in delectable food, refreshing drinks, and thrilling roller skating. Delight in the vibrant terrace, creating everlasting memories with your family, kids and furry friends.

Claim an exclusive offer by being among the first 20 customers to message them on WeChat with the code 'RollingOct' and enjoy a sensational 20% discount on three or more skate packages. Head along for endless fun, laughter, and remarkable moments at RIINK.

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

Until Oct 8.

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.

20% Off @ Azul


To mark their 20th Anniversary, Azul in Shangkang Li is offering 20% on all food items on your bill through Sunday, October 8.

There will also be a Grand Fiesta Latina on Saturday, September 23, with music, chef pop-ups and great drinks – so mark that in your calendar!

Until Oct 8.

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

20% Off ¥uzo Kitchen Takeover @ La Baracca


La Baracca on Yongkang Lu is welcoming contemporary Japanese brand ¥uzu for a kitchen takeover, and is offering 20% off for That's Shanghai readers (just show them the flyer above).

Look forward to getting your hands on ramen burgers, salmon tacos, Japanese fried chicken and ¥uzu cheesecake, among other fusion bites.

¥uzu will also be in charge of the bar, providing an array of unique cocktails such as the Sakura flower spritz, ¥uzu southside, and spicy ¥uzu margarita.

La Baracca43 Yongkang Lu, by Jiashan Lu 永康路43号,近嘉善路.

Xiao Bao Luo Self Boretraits @ La Cava de Laoma


When British creative director Small Paul found himself locked down in Shanghai, his artistic instincts needed an outlet. Under his artist nom de plume – nom de camera? – XiaoBaoLuo, he set about recreating classic works with only what he had lying about in his apartment.

READ MORE: Artist Small Paul on Recreating Classic Works Under Lockdown

You can see them all at this new solo show at La Cava de Laoma until mid October.

Until mid Oct.

La Cava de Laoma, 1156 Kangding Lu, by Wuning Nan Lu 康定路1156号, 近武宁南路.

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