The 10 Best Things to Do This Weekend in Shanghai

By That's, August 6, 2020

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Fri Aug 7: Ladies Lounge

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Ladies night on a Friday night! Hatsune has put together a massive free-flow deal to make it a night you... won’t remember. There will also be complimentary small bites of food, so grab your girlfriends and get wild (or keep it classy, but that's not nearly as fun).

Fri Aug 7, 6.30-9.30pm. RMB188 pre-sale; RMB200 on the door. Hatsune Japanese Restaurant. Rm.408, 4/F, iapm Mall, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Xiangyang Nan Lu 淮海中路999号环贸iapm商场L4-408, 近襄阳南路. See event listing.

Fri Aug 7: One Hot Night

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Back by popular demand, it's another big night of live music at C's Bar!  They will once again spice up your Friday night with CARBON (dirty pop punk), Fliphouse (sad 90's emo punk) and Funky Teppanyaki (DJ/live instrument jam). Come on out, meet like-minded people and dance Friday away.

Fri Aug 7, 9pm-Late. Free. C’s. 685 Dingxi Lu, by Yanan Xi Lu上海市长宁区定西路685号,近延安西路. See event listing.

Sat Aug 8: El Santo Double 8 Party


It's all going on at El Santo on auspicious 8/8: All brunch dishes half price 11am-3pm; RMB20 tacos and Corona 5-7pm; live band from 6pm, DJ Se7en from 9pm and DJ Naz from midnight; RMB20 shots 8-10pm. Now that's what we call a fiesta... ¡Arriba, arriba! ¡Ándale, ándale!

Sat Aug 8, 11am-Late. 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.

Sat Aug 8: Swap and Sip

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Swap and Sip is an event dedicated to the low-waste lifestyle. Come out and swap or donate your clothing and feel good that you’re helping out in a small way. Clothing donations and a portion of the drink sales will go to the Heart to Heart Foundation.

Sat Aug 8, 2-6pm. Free. Real Shanghai Cafe. 429 Yan'an Xi Lu, by Zhenning Lu延安西路429号, 近镇宁路. See event listing.

Sat Aug 8: Sky Garden

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Come out to party this Saturday at Gaden, where they will be hosting the Sky Garden Grand Opening. DJs, tasty cocktails and an epic view of the setting sun as you party the day away.

Sat Aug 8, 4-10pm. RMB80 pre-sale; RMB150 on the door. Gaden. L3/W04-07, 3/F, 168 Hubin Lu, by Jinan Lu湖滨路168号无限极荟购物中心3楼L3/W04-07, 近济南路. See event listing.

Sat Aug 8: Rum & Bendo


A fusion of African and Caribbean culture, Area 501 and The Bendo Community brings you the best Afro-Caribbean experience: rum, beer and wine stations; dancehall, Afrobeats, and reggae on the sound system. Enjoy a special set menu along with custom Caribbean inspired cocktails.

Aug 8, 5pm-Late. Free. Area 501, 207 Mengzi Road, by Liyuan Lu, Building 12, Room 001B 501地区 蒙自路207号12号楼1B室, 近丽园路. See event listing.

Sat Aug 8: Alter. Connect Ep. 8 - Garden

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The dance floor will rock, the drinks will flow and the love will radiate in this garden oasis. Come and join the party that embodies the Shanghai underground music scene and take the day into night.

Sat Aug 8, 3-10pm. RMB100 pre-sale; RMB150 on the door. KEE CLUB. 796 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu淮海中路796号, 近瑞金一路. See event listing.

Sat Aug 8: Shanghai Secret Disco

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The disco-funk mothership lands again at Mao Livehouse. On your disco-tastic adventure, hosts Groove Queen Yi and Funkmaster C will make sure you feel welcome and best of all: it’s free.

Sat Aug 8, 9pm-3am. Free. Mao Livehouse. 3F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, by Jianguo Zhong Lu重庆南路308号3楼, 近建国中路. See event listing.

Sun Aug 9: Sunday Brunch Live Music

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This Sunday Brunch at Abbey Road is getting just that little bit more special with live music while you day drink. The music starts at 1pm and there are sure to be some great covers so come out and enjoy a Sunday Funday.

Sun Aug 9, 10am-4pm. Abbey Road. 3 Taojiang Lu, by Fenyang Lu桃江路3号, 近汾阳路. See event listing

Sun Aug 9: 2 for 1 Pizzas at D.O.C


Every Sunday at D.O.C Gastronomia Italiania is buy-one-get-one free on their artisan Italian pizzas from 11am right up until close. Those pizza are damn tasty too. We're talking la dolce vita here: Grab a seat on the terrace, an Aparol spritz or seven and let Sunday take care of itself.

Sun Aug 9, 11am-Late. D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana. 392 Dagu Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu 大沽路392号, 近成都北路. See event listing.

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