12 Awesome Events You Don't Want to Miss in Shanghai This Fall

By That's Shanghai, October 15, 2018

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Our weekly roundup of some of Shanghai's best upcoming events and where you can buy tickets.

Oct 17: Gourmet Vegetarian Feast at Wujie

Wine & The City (W&TC) will be hosting an indulgent night filled with the finest white wines and vegetarian eats at the Michelin starred restaurant Wujie (The Bund) on October 17. Guests will be served a gourmet 8-course feast off of Wujie’s vegetarian Clouds Autumn menu. Better yet, all dishes will be paired with carefully selected white wines. 

Wed Oct 17, 7pm; RMB690. Wujie (The Bund), see event listingPurchase tickets here

Through Oct 21: STOMP

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What is perhaps the most innovative and unique Broadway show is headed to Shanghai next month. The STOMP crew will take the stage at ET Space from October 11-21. For those of you who aren't familiar with the show, it's an amalgamation of dance, comedy, music and more. And when we say more we mean performers use all sorts of everyday objects to create beats and rhythms. Think brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters... even plastic bags. As always, these are sure to be entertaining, memorable and ultra-energetic shows.

Wed-Sun Oct 11-21, 3.30pm or 7.30pm; RMB180-780. ET Space, see event listingPurchase tickets here.

Oct 19-20: Sean Patton

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KFK continues to bring some of the biggest names in the standup comedy world to our fair city. This time around it's funnyman Sean Patton. The NY-based comic has appeared at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and a whole slew of Just for Laughs shows. He's also performed on Comedy Central’s Live at GothamLate Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan. In 2013, Sean released his edition of The Half Hour on Comedy Central. As if that's not enough, he's also dabbled in acting, having appeared on IFC's MaronComedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer and TruTV's Those Who Can't.  Clearly Sean's a busy man. But that's not stopping him from coming all the way to Shanghai to perform three shows from October 19-20. Tickets are on sale now and they're bound to go fast, so snag 'em while you can. 

Fri Oct 19 9pm and Sat Oct 20 7pm & 9pm; RMB170. Kung Fu Komedy Club, see event listingPurchase tickets here

Oct 20-21: 2018 Best of British

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Brits and Anglophiles this is definitely the event for you. Next month, the 2018 Best of British exhibition will showcase all the finest things from the UK. This year’s theme ‘Power of the UK’ celebrates Britain’s lifestyle, fashion, innovation and excellence. Tickets are on sale now. This cultural showcase includes 300 brands boasting a range of products, experiences and adventures. Just like in the UK, you can sample traditional English tea and scones, enjoy a pint and some fish and chips at a traditional British pub, browse the latest fashion trends to come out of the UK, listen to classical music, and take in the beauty of British bespoke tailoring.

Sat-Sun Oct 20-21 (open to general public), 10am-6pm; RMB80 (presale)/RMB200 (door) for two days, one person; RMB150 (presale)/RMB300 (door) for two days, two people. Shanghai Exhibition Center, see event listingPurchase tickets here

Oct 21: Sunday Sunset Party


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If you want to celebrate the season, head over to the Sunday Sunset Party at The Third Floor by Blackbird on October 21. Guests will be offered a glass of Champagne Drappier carte d’Or as a welcome drink and a special menu of rustic garden bites, designed for the occasion by Chef Blake Thornley, will be served. Think Hand Cut Chips with Garlic Mayo, Stuffed Chicken Wings with Lime Relish, Prawn and Squid Balls and Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder. Select wines will be poured throughout the afternoon including the biodynamic Jermann Pinot Grigio and Organic Cuvelier Los Andes Malbec (personally selected by the Wine & The City crew). 

Sun Oct 21, 2pm-sunset. Third Floor by Blackbird Building 8, 1262 Yan'an Lu, by Panyu Lu延安西路1262号8号楼, 近番禺路, see event listingPurchase tickets here.

Oct 23: Sam Smith

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Tickets are selling fast for UK pop star and master of the heartbreak anthem Shanghai date for his 'The Thrill of It All World Tour' (grab them while you can here). The show, which is organized by AEG, is slated for October 23 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Tickets range from RMB480-1,880. Don't miss your chance to see Smith's raw and emotional performance of his many hits, from 'Stay with Me' and 'Not the Only One' off his four-time Grammy-winning debut In the Lonely Hour, to ballads like 'Too Good at Goodbyes' from his November 2017 follow-up, The Thrill of It All. Your lonely heart will thank you. 

Oct 23, 7.30pm, RMB480-1,880. Mercedes-Benz Arena, see event listingbuy tickets

Oct 24: Mariah Carey

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Tickets for Mariah Carey's highly-anticipated Shanghai show officially go on sale today at 10am and can be purchased here. Just a few days after announcing her October tour dates in Macau and Shenzhen, pop legend Mariah Carey confirmed a Shanghai date for her latest world tour. The pop icon will land in Shanghai on Wednesday, October 24 for an 8pm show at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Tickets will run you RMB480-1,680.

Wed, Oct 24, 8pm, RMBRMB480-1,680. Mercedes-Benz ArenaTickets (starting from Jul 13). Purchase tickets here.

Oct 27: That's Shanghai Halloween Party 

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Haunting music. Spine-chilling shows. Creepy drinks. Prizes 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 take over Cages on October 27. Pre-order tickets are just RMB100, which includes entry to all of the above freaky fun, as well as four drinks tickets. Prizes, will be awarded for the best dressed. Looking for inspiration? Check out these awesome Chinese-themed costumes and where to find them on Taobao.

Oct 27, 8pm until hell freezes over. Pre-order tickets are RMB100, which includes four drinks, and can be purchased right hereTickets will be RMB200 at the door, so buy now to avoid disappointment.

Oct 28: DIY Kombucha Workshop


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Kombucha is all the rage right now. But did you know it has actually been brewed in China for hundreds of years? The process is easier than you might think. Now you can learn about this amazing probiotic tea through a workshop hosted by PAPP'S TEA. Join Martin Papp, founder of the brand, as he explains the health benefits of kombucha. Learn about probiotics and how kombucha can counteract the damages done by our modern lifestyle. Everyone who attends will leave with their own SCOBY and home brewing kombucha kit. Tickets are now on sale. But hurry up and register, because seating is limited. 

Sun Oct 28,  10am-11.30am, 3.30pm-5pm; RMB299. naked Hub (Jing'an), see event listingPurchase tickets here

Nov 5: Melbourne Cup Luncheon

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It's time to pick out your hats, ladies, as Tuesday November 6 sees Australia's most prestigious annual Thoroughbred horse race, the Melbourne Cup. In honor of the thunder of hooves on fresh turf, Hooked is hosting a Melbourne Cup Luncheon, with RMB588 securing you a three-course seafood meal, with free-flow Prosecco, Aperol Spritz, wine, beer, gin and tonics and vodka mixers. Get a table of six together and you can book for just RMB2,999. The big race will of course be shown on the big screen. Oh, and wear a hat for entry into a sweepstake and your chance to win an RMB1,000 Hooked Voucher. So make sure you are saddled up by reserving a seat right here

Nov 6, 11am-3pm, RMB588 or RMB2,999 for a table of six. Hooked. Buy tickets here. See event listing here.

Nov 24: Feeder

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Feeder has been around since the 1990s but they've never played in China before. Well, all that's about to change because Feeder is coming to Shanghai on November 24 as part of their 21st anniversary celebration. Hailing from Wales, the band is known for their energetic and melodic tunes and there's no doubt this gig will be a good one. Tickets are on sale now. If you want to go big you can splurge on VIP tickets. This package gets you priority admission (30 minutes before general admission), a meet and greet with the band after the show and an autographed concert flyer. 

Sat Nov 24, 8pm; RMB380 (presale), RMB780 (VIP), add RMB100 for each (door). Bandai Namco Shanghai Base, see event listingPurchase tickets here.

Nov 30: Brawl on the Bund 10th Anniversary


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Brawl on the Bund is back! The bi-annual event from White Collar Boxing China returns November 30, and tickets are now available for purchase. Brawl on the Bund is a charity boxing event held in Shanghai by White Collar Boxing China. The night attracts over 500 people for a black-tie dinner to watch seven to nine boxing matches with regular Shanghai residents who have trained professionally for three months. This marks the 10-year anniversary of the White Collar Boxing event! In honor of the anniversary, this edition of Brawl on the Bund will be extra special. The event will take place at Hyatt on the Bund and be themed after the famous cabaret show in Paris, Moulin Rouge. Yes, that means fancy dress, windmills, performers and cabaret dancers.

Brawl on the Bund 10th Anniversary Party, Fri Nov 30, 7pm-late, Hyatt on the Bund, see event listingPurchase tickets here


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