The 18 Best Things to Do in Shanghai This Week

By That's Shanghai, September 24, 2020

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Sep 23-24: House of Bars

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For two nights only, three top guest bartenders from around China will be popping up simultaneously at The Middle House. At Cafe Gray Deluxe, enjoy award-winning cocktails from Takumi Hoshi from Speak Low. Pop over to the first floor to sip on tasty libations from Mill's Ethan Liu, or head upstairs to try unique baijiu cocktails from the Baijiu Queen herself, Jackwing Yao hailing from Sanyou. Each experience is totally different, so make sure to visit all three! 

Sep 23-24, 7pm. The Middle House. 366 Shimen Yi Lu, by Wujiang Lu 石门一路 吴江路. See event listing.

Sep 24: Wine and Canapes Pairing


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With borders closed, exotic travel plans and fancy frivolous nights out have been postponed for far too long. It's time to treat yourself at the Bull & Claw to life's premium luxuries, because you deserve it. On Sep 24 from 6-10pm, enjoy two glasses of wine and two paired canapes for just RMB118. 

Sep 24,6pm. The Bull and Claw. 110 Fenyang Lu, by Fuxing Zhong Lu 汾阳路 复兴中路. See event listing.

Fri Sep 25: Logan's Punch Anniversary

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Logan’s Punch has been a cornerstone in the diverse Shanghai community since 2014. This institution is celebrating its One Year Anniversary at their new Wuding Lu location, which coincides with owner Logan Brouse's 40th birthday! Serious business requires serious drinking, so join the Punch community for the launch of six more glorious years! Partygoers receive a free anniversary shot on Logan himself.

Fri Sep 25, 8pm. Logan's Punch. 479 Wuding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu 武定路479号, 近陕西北路. See event listing.

Fri Sep 25: Purple Disco Jungle


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One of the best Freelance Lovers signature parties is taking place this Friday at Italo by FUNKA. Come eat, drink and dance. The night is guaranteed to bring slick music and good vibes all night long. 

Fri Sept 25, 9pm. Italo by Funka. 2/F, 291 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu 富民路291号悟锦世纪大厦2楼, 近长乐路 See event listing.

Fri Sep 25: Crush Wine Fest 2020


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The Crush New World + Natural Wine Fest is back again from Sep 25-27. There will be wine; there will be food, but mostly there will be a sense of community as everyone gets tipsy together.

Fri Sep 25. Jing An Kerry Centre. 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Changde Lu 南京西路1515号, 近常德路 See event listing.

Fri Sep 25: Supafly


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It has been 40 years since hip-hop totally transformed the world of music, fashion and culture. This Saturday, hip-hop will be the focus for Supafly at Le Cafe des Stagiaires, straight from South Bronx to Found 158. 

Fri Sep 25. Le Cafe des Stagiaires. Found 158, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu巨鹿路158号Found 158, 近瑞金一路. See event listing.

Fri Sep 25: Rolling it Sensual


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Turn up the heat and feel sexy this Friday at Riink. Glide through the sensual music from DJ Fly, unless you aren't very good on roller skates – then you can hobble along with passable grace.

Fri Sep 25, 7pm. Riink. Building 18, Room 102, 358 Kangding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu 康定路,陕西北路, Shankang Li. See event listing.

Fri Sep 25: Forever: Shake Four Year Anniversary


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Forever funk, forever soul, forever live! The Shake spirit lives forever. This Friday night, Shanghai's House of funk, soul, and everything jazz will be celebrating four years of stories, shows, highs and lows with live music, food, cocktails and dancing. From 9pm, five sets of live music will be played all night.

Fri Sep 25, 9pm. Shake; RMB100. 3/F, 46 Maoming Nan Lu, by Jinxian Lu 茂名南路. See event listing.

Fri-Sat Sep 25-26: XBar Preview Evening


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In this preview weekend, XBar will be presenting curated cocktails and carefully selected natural wines. A special outdoor gin bay and intimate lounge vibes will be available from 8pm onwards. Meanwhile, Kries & Thoma, Cher and Alter. Soundsystem will bring the groovy original sounds. Come early to revel in the tastes and sounds of XBar. 

Fri Sep 25, 8pm. XBar. Donghu Lu, Xuhui Dsitrict. 徐汇区东湖路7号. See event listing.

Sat Sep 26: Mooncake Cooking Class


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Why not celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with a mooncake cooking class for kids. Come get a hands-on experience by making Cantonese Snowy mooncakes with three different fillings. Classes will be taught in English, explaining the culture and history behind the mooncake and Mid-Autumn Festival.

Sat Sep 26, 10am or 4pm. Untour Shanghai. See event listing.

Sat Sep 26: 2020 Heritage Eats Food Festival


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Hosted by Heritage by Madison and chef Austin Hu, 'Heritage Eats' food festival 2020 is motivated by the same philosophy that drives the restaurant: exploring the cultural heritage through delicious food. Each chef will be presenting one to three dishes that represent their personal heritage. 

Sat Sep 26, 12pm. Heritage by Madison. 107, N1, 600 Zhongshan Er Lu, by Dongmen Lu 中山二路东门路. See event listing.

Sat Sep 26: Soulfood Brunch


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Crocus Bar & Restaurant will be holding a second SoulFood Brunch, featuring DJ Leo Lang & Friends. Come and taste one of the best barbecues and pizza in town for only RMB200. 

Sat Sep 26, 1-10pm. RMB200. Crocus. 18 Yuyuan Zhi Lu, by Wulumuqi Bei Lu 芋圆之路 乌鲁木齐北路. See event listing.

Sat Sep 26: Get Wet: Rooftop Party


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Get Wet! by aqua Fiesta is a brand new exclusive event series that gives you access to the best 5-star hotel pools in town. This will kick off on Saturday at Cordis Hongqiao, a brand new luxury hotel that knows how to throw the best pool party anyone has ever been to.

Sat Sep 26, 2pm. Cordis Shanghai, Hongqiao. 333 Shenhong Lu, by Suhong Lu 深红路, 苏红路. See event listing.

Sat Sep 26: Silly Saturday


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Wanting to have some goofy times and fun? Come to RIINK's Silly Saturday, an event that lets people play like kids and be silly, featuring DJ Flyz. Come have fun with the play props available, and feast on the lollipops!

Sat Sep 26, 6pm-1am. Riink. Building 18, Room 102, 358 Kangding Road, by Shaanxi Bei Lu, Shankang Li 静安区康定路358号陕康里18号楼102室. See event listing.

Sep 26: A Taste of India at Dodu with Desi Dhaba


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This Saturday, swing by Dodu for a true taste of India, brought to you by Desi Dhaba. With small bites, like Nargasey Kofta and Samosas to mains, like Tandoori Roast Chicken and Chicken Tikka Kebabs, it's going to be all the colors, spices, and flavors of India, with a twist of French. Make sure not to miss the cumin spiced carrots! The pop-up starts at noon and goes until food runs out, so go early!

Sep 26, 12pm. Dodu. 81 Changshu Lu, by Changle Lu 常熟路81号,近长乐路. See event listing.

Sep 26: Find Your Oasis at The Cut


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On Saturday at The Cut, find your own personal oasis with a dinner, drinks, and dancing. Enjoy Shanghai's perfect fall weather and escape from the pressure of the busy workweek. Sip on cocktails and nibbles to share, while jamming out to tunes provided by DJ Anty Flex. 

Sep 26, 3pm. The Cut. L7-709, Time Square, 500 Zhangyang Lu, by Pudong Nan Lu 张扬路, 浦东南路. See event listing.

Sun Sep 27: M's Crystal Chamber Music


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This September at Glam, they are priviledged to have the brilliant Gallant Quartet. This is a truly magnificent program that will showcase the award-winning group who also finished third place in the Shanghai Chamber Music Competition. Come and hear this dynamic young ensemble play!

Sun Sep 27, 4pm. Glam; 150RMB. 7/F, 5 Zhongshan Dongyi Lu, by Guangdong Lu 中山东一路5号7楼, 近广东路. See event listing.


Sep 24 - Oct 31: Haze for Days


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In the name of the vine, the cone, and the holy hops, Hop Project honors the sacred Trinity of Hoppiness with a month-long Haze for Days celebration. Learn everything there is to know about China's hazy IPA craft beer scene with special promotions all month long. Taste unique hazy IPAs from seven difference China craft breweries to learn the nuanced differences between dank and piney, citrusy and floral, and tropical and juicy hop profiles. 

Sep 24 to Oct 31. The Hop Project. 372 Dagu Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu 大沽路372号, 近成都北路. See event listing.


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