The 10 Best Things To Do in Shanghai This Weekend

By That's, August 13, 2020

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best of the weekend:

Fri Aug 14:Sometimes I’m OK with the Cage Art Expo


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This quirky art event is coming to The Pottery Workshop Shanghai this Friday, and features American cartoonist Will Denham, whose work is designed to lift your mood with its wry humor and cleverly captioned pictures. There will be a drinks reception from 8-10pm.

Fri, Aug 14; 8pm. The Pottery Workshop Shanghai. 1A, Lane 180, Shaanxi Nan Lu, by Changle Lu陕西南路180弄1号甲, 近长乐路. See event listing.

Sat Aug 15: Common Rare’s Breaking Grounds

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Breaking Grounds isn’t just a marketplace or an art fair – it’s the manifestation of our yearning to break free from the virtual environments that we’ve walled ourselves into, a place to ground ourselves in the world at hand and build genuine relationships with other individuals.
Sat, Aug 15. Building 3-9 No. 60 273 Jiaozhou Lu 胶州路273弄60号3-9幢. See event listing.

Sat Aug 15: Bollywood Nights

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Bollywood hits will be playing all night so get your lehnga choli or sari ready to dance. This will be an absolutely unforgettable night of great dancing and epic performance. Come out and enjoy the culture.
Sat Aug 15; 9pm, RMB100 pre-sale RMB150 at the door. Bar Rouge. 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu中山东一路18号7楼,近南京东路. See event listing.

Sat Aug 15: KPL Summer Pool Vibes

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KPL is hosting a summer vibes pool party at Hellas House. Drinks, burgers, BBQ, and shaved ice are available all day long accompanied by hip hop music by MMQ, Yomi, Chris Zhang, and Renee.

Sat Aug 15, RMB168 pre-sale RMB198 at the door. Hellas House. 735 Yuyuan Lu, by Zhenning Lu愚园路735号,近镇宁路. See event listing.

Sat Aug 15: Earth Element Rooftop party

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An unforgettable day and night is up for the taking as the sun goes down over Shanghai. Dance with the warm summer breeze under the summer sun… in a luxurious 5-star hotel in the heart of our beloved city.
Sat Aug 15. Bellagio Shanghai. 188 Bei Suzhou Lu, by Zhapu Lu北苏州路188号, 近乍浦路. See event listing.

Sat Aug 15: Pool Party at Tacolicious

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It’s time to get your swim shorts and bikinis out of the closet… Tacolicious and Vedett are coming together to throw a much-needed pool party right in the heart of Jing’an! This Saturday at the Tacolicious terrace they’ll be having a massive pool set up along with a guest DJ and BBQ to swank up the party. RMB100 will get you free flow Vedett Playa from 12-3pm, and the weather doesn’t matter cuz we’ll all be wet anyways! P.S. Bring your own towels.

Sat Aug 15. Tacolicious. Room 104-105, 34 Yuyao Lu, by Xikang Lu余姚路34号1幢104-105室, 近西康路. See event listing.

Sat-Sun Aug 15-16: BBQ Brunch


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Enjoy an American-style BBQ with all the grilled meats and classic BBQ sides you can handle at Commune Reserve this weekend. The beer and tunes will be flowing, with the outdoor front lawn and back patio ready for soaking up some rays. 

Sat-Sun Aug 15-16. Commune Reserve. 1107 Yuyuan Lu, by Fenggang Lu愚园路1107号, 近凤冈路. See event listing.

Sat-Sun Aug 15-16: Summer Carnival at Radisson Blu Forest Manor Shanghai Hongqiao


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This weekly Summer Carnival is chock-full of water activities, with everything from lounging by the pool to floaty toys to outdoor games and sports. Play beach volleyball, ring toss and ping pong until the sun goes down. For the kiddos, there is a daily Bubble Show performance. BBQ snacks, beer and ice cream are available for purchase. 

Sat-Sun Aug 15-16. Radisson Blu Forest Manor Shanghai Hongqiao. 839 Jinfeng Lu, by Shangfeng Lu 金丰路839号, 近上丰路.  See event listing.

Sun Aug 16: Circle of Sages

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The Shanghai Writing Workshop is proud to offer its second instalment of Circle of Sages. This event features top educators from around Shanghai lecturing about topics that would normally never see the light of day in academia, but for one night, the impossible becomes possible. Unusual topics such as how the New Testament ruins all sequels, why people think Africa is a country and how renaissance art set the stage for the selfie will all be viewed with a critical eye. In concise, 15 minute lectures and through over-the-top power point presentations, knowledge will be spread and alcohol will be consumed.

Sun Aug 16, 5pm. My Place Ruin Bar. 3/F, 1788 Xinzha Lu, by Jiaozhou Lu新闸路1788号3楼, 近胶州路.  See event listing.

Wed Aug 19: Beer University; Sensory Test

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Join Commune Reserve for the third edition of Beer University on August 19 at 7pm, where you can take a Sensory Test to see who can uncover the most common “off flavors” that can be found in beer. Making delicious beer is no easy task, and there are many steps that can go wrong during the brewing, fermentation and storing processes.

Wed Aug 19, RMB128. Commune Reserve. 1107 Yuyuan Lu, by Fenggang Lu愚园路1107号, 近凤冈路. See event listing.

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