The 16 Best Things to Do in Shanghai Over Golden Week

By That's Shanghai, September 30, 2020

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Sep 30-Oct 3: X Bar Grand Week Opening Week

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Are you ready for the X Bar grand opening? Nestled at 7 Donghu Lu (where The Parrot used to perch) X Bar is an expression of Alter Soundsystem music and creativity - a unique experience where both sound and jams take center stage. These four evenings will host special guest bartenders alongside a packed lineup of DJs Ben Huang, Mike JRG, Alter Soundsystem and Frau!

Sep 30-Oct 1, 3-10pm. X Bar. 7 Donghu Road, near Yangqing Lu. 徐汇区东湖路7号,近延庆路. See event listing.

Oct 1-3: International Family Day

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Families are invited to the Shanghai World Expo Center for some fun! This promises to be the best place to go for over 30,000 children, families and educators during the National Holiday. The international family festival is a super fun event filled with live shows, games, learning for all ages, workshops, forums and much much more!

Oct 1-3, 9am-5pm. Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. 1099 Guozhan Lu by Zhoujiadu Lu. 国展路1099号,周家渡路. See event listing.

Oct 1: Football Quiz


The Football Quiz features seven rounds of football fun, entry is free and there is a real life cup for the winners to hold aloft, as well as plenty of booze prizes. There is also a league with each season's winners crowned and given a grand prize, the likes of which football fans can only dream.

Oct 1, 7.30pm; Free. The Hop Project. 372 Dagu Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu 大沽路372号, 近成都北路. 

Oct 1: Alter. Golden Week Special

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In the shadows of the iconic Kee Club twin villas, selector Diamond Lil and Alter Soundsystem do their thang. Diamond Lil is one of the most exciting new independent talents in the Shanhai music scene. Expect delicate sounds with some powerful 90s styles synths, and of course some good drinks, people and vibes. 

Oct 1, 3-10pm. KEE Club. 796 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu. 淮海中路796号,近瑞金一路. See event listing.

Oct 1: Golden Week Special Menu at the Fellas

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The Fellas Terrace is happy to invite everyone for a special Golden Week Family Style Dinner with a 10-dish set menu from their Italian chef Andrea Rano. Come and enjoy the delicious appetizers, main courses and desserts that will all be on discount! A lovely place for families and friends to convene. 

Oct 1-8, 5:30pm. The Fellas Terrace. 7/F, 7 Yan'an Dong Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu. 淮延安东路7号7楼,近中山东一路. See event listing.

Oct 1: Brunch with Live Music by Lana Ra

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From 12pm to 3pm, enjoy the new Funka Brunch and RMB128 free flow of Boxing Cat's Contender Pale Ale draft. Guest singer Lana Ra will play live music from 1-2pm.

Oct 1, 12-3pm. Funkadeli. 163 Yanping Lu, by Wuding Lu. 延平路163号,金武定路. See event listing.

Oct 1-2: Bai8 Baijiu Specials

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La Social Shanghai is teaming up with the guys from Bai8 Baijiu to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival. Proud of being born in China, both La Social and Bai8 Baijiu are adapting classic cocktails to a local level mixing and creating new flavors no one has dared to try yet. From Oct 1-2 from 9pm to late, come sample some Bai8 cocktail creations. 

Oct 1-2, 9pm. La Social Shanghai. 2/F, 1101 Wuding Lu, by Yanping Lu. 1101武定路2层,近延平路. See event listing.

Oct 1-8: Goose Island Golden Week Special Offer

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Goose Island Golden Week Special Offer is up for grabs. Come celebrate the Golden Week with Goose Island, and win free flow in October. From Oct 1-4, there will be a special offer on steak: buy one, get one free. And from Oct 5-8, the infamous brewhouse chorizo platter will be RMB50 off.

Oct 1-8. Goose Island Brewhouse. 209 Maoming North Road, near Weihai Road. 茂名北路209号,近威海路. See event listing.

Oct 1-8: Family Day Out

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RIINK will be having a Family Day Out During Golden Week, when its doors will be open from 11am onwards. Family, friends, kids and fluffy friends are all welcome to join in the fun. Tickets are available for RMB158 per adult and RMB128 per child, and consists of a free drink, snack and skates.

Oct 1-8. RIINK. Building 18, Room 102, 358 Kangding Lu, near Shaanxi Bei Lu, Shankang Li. 静安区康定路358号陕康路18好楼102室. See event listing.

Oct 2: La Kitsch - October Edition

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Le Cafe des Stagiaries is the perfect place for a jukebox party! This Friday, La Kitsch will be back on for you at Le Cafe des Stagiaries, so come and request some songs from the DJ. After all, you will be in charge.

Oct 2. Le Cafe des Stagiaires. Found 158, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu. 796 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu. 巨鹿路158号Found 158, 近瑞金一路. See event listing.

Oct 3: The Goddess of the Night - Part 3

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ESA is a DJ/musician from Shanghai. She is also a Goddess of the Night. Head to ASL to find out why.

Oct 3, 10pm-late. ASL. 2/F, 88 Tongren Lu, by Yan'an Zhong Lu. 铜仁路88号2楼,近延安中路. See event listing.

Oct 4: Ginger Zheng & Cotton Club Band

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Ginger Zheng from the much-loved Cotton Club Band brings a night of blues to SHAKE on this holiday evening.

Oct 4, 9:30pm; RMB50. Shake. 3/F, 46 Maoming Nan Lu, by Jinxian Lu. 茂名南路46号3楼,近进贤路. See event listing.

Oct 4: BieNao - Chinese Football Shangha Live

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In September, Jing-A and Wooozy were proud to announce that they will be traveling the length and breadth of China with their favorite Wuhan band: Chinese Football. Join them for this show at Yuyintang Park (YYT Park) and beer that Jing-A believes best represents this band.

Oct 4, 7:30pm. Yuyinting Park.1398 Yuyuan Lu, by Changning Lu. 愚园路1398号,近长宁路. See event listing.

Oct 5-8: Thai Popup Brunch

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For those who can't travel this Golden Week, The Curry Gaeng is bringing tastes from abroad to you. They will be at Perch for a Golden Week Thai Popup Brunch. All of the curries are made from scratch and will send you on a culinary trip from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok to the sprawling plateaus of Issaan. Spicy, sweet, tangy and flavorful; whatever your taste preference, you will find it on the menu!

Oct 5-8, 11am. Perch. Room 107, 445 Jiangning Lu by Wuding Lu. 江宁路445号107室,近武定路. See event listing.

Oct 5: Sunkissed at Banyan Tree Shanghai On the Bund

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After an amazing summer season on a favorite rooftop, Space Panda and Corona are inviting you for the biggest and best sunkissed session yet to date. Let's celebrate the end of summer together during the national holiday week on Oct 5 from 3pm until late. For the first time ever, two stages of music will be waiting for you. Don't forget about the astonishing view over the Huangpu River!

Oct 5, 3pm-late. TOPS at Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund. 19 Gongping Lu, by Haiping Lu.  公平路19号,近海平路See event listing.

Oct 6-8: The 501 Brunch Trilogy

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What goes better with brunch other than good music, snappy dance moves and cocktails? From Oct 6-8, Area 501 will have the ultimate 501 Brunch Trilogy debuting their brand new winter brunch menu and dance instructor all three days!

Oct 6-8,11:30-3pm. 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.

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