The 24 Best Things to Do in Shanghai This Weekend

By That's Shanghai, October 22, 2020

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Oct 22: Meet the Brewers

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Haze for Days at the Hop Project is going strong, with 7 hazy IPA options from 7 different China craft breweries on offer until the end of October. Swing by from 7pm to late for a chance to meet the brewers of Side Hustle, MingRi, Devils Brewing, Postwave and Witchcraft, chat with them about the brewing process and learn what it's like to start a craft beer company in China. All Side Hustle, MingRi, Devils Brewing, Postwave and Witchcraft pints are just RMB35 all night long! Chat with other beer nerds and grab some merch at the Hop Project.
Oct 22, 7pm; Free. The Hop Project. 372 Dagu Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu. 大沽路372号, 近成都北路. See event listing.

Oct 23: U.S. 2020 Presidential Debate Round 2

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Want to know how a real presidential debate should sound like? Come look again at Biden vs Trump, another head-to-head debate but with one big difference: microphones can be turned off if the debater gets interrupted or goes over time. What fun! Wonder if that fly will make an appearance...

Oct 23, 9am; Free. The Camel Sports Bar. 97 Xiangyang Lu, by Xinle Lu. 襄阳北路97号,近新乐路. See event listing.

Oct 23: 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 23, 7.30pm; Free. The Hop Project. 372 Dagu Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu 大沽路372号, 近成都北路. See event listing.

Oct 23: Popasuda Sound

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Popasuda is back. DJ Skinny Brown is going to bring his chill reggae music set to Le Cafe des Stagiaires so come and enjoy the Caribbean vibe and sounds. ‘Popasuda’ means ‘booty’ in Portuguese, one of the many languages that you will hear during the night. Skinny Brown strictly plays ‘global bass’ jams, so come for a culturally immersive night of music.
Oct 23; Free.
Le Café des Stagiaires. Found 158, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu. 巨鹿路158Found 158, 近瑞金一路. See event listing.

Oct 24: Real Chicago Pizza Pop-up and Flea Market

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Real Chicago pizza is not just deep dish, there's also tavern style, a thin crust pie cut into squares. Master pizza chef Wayne Hou will be tossing some exceptional pizzas at Shanghai Brew House. Don’t worry native Chicagoans, there will be plenty of fennal sausages and giardiniera too. There will also be a flea market on the second floor of the Brew House, featuring crafted accessories and second-hand goods for sale.
Oct 24, 11am-5pm; Free.
Shanghai Brew House. Wheelock Square, 1717 Nanjing Xi Lu. 会德丰国际广场北院,上海南京西路1717上海啤酒工坊. See event listing.

Oct 24: Mikkeller x Nomfluence: Malaysian Barbecue

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Rachel Gouk, the founder of Nomfluence food blog, is firing up the barbecue at Mikkeller this weekend. Malaysian food is on the menu – rendang brisket, asam pedas (a tangy tamarind seafood stew), ayam percik (chicken thighs marinated in coconut cream and spices) and pork belly burnt ends finished off in Mikkeller’s new smoker. Bonus, Taihu will simultaneously be doing a tap takeover, so wash down that oh-so-tasty BBQ with all the delicious craft beer you can handle. 
Oct 24, 1pm; RMB35-RMB55. Mikkeller Shanghai. Lane 7-11, 98 Yanping Lu. 上海静安区延平路98号(7-11边上弄堂内). See event listing.

Oct 24: Howl-O-Ween

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Let’s celebrate Howl-O-Ween together this year! Pawpaganda with 521/SH and FFF Social Foundation is inviting dog owners and dog lovers to come have fun and raise money for a good cause. Join them and bring your furry friends along for a canine costume contest and fashion ‘dog-walk’ show with yummy food and drinks. All event profits and 15% of drink sales will go towards animal rescue charities.
Oct 24, 2pm; RMB250 with free flow canapes.
521/SH. Rm155-156, Buidling 1, 100 Yejiazhai Lu. 叶家宅路1001号楼155-156室,近长寿路.  See event listing.

Oct 24: LINGYA Launch Party

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Come to party, de-stress and drink what you want at the LINGYA Launch Party. LINGYA is the first China-made hard seltzer aiming to change your drinking game. Through simple ingredients, LINGYA offers cucumber, grapefruit, blackberry, passion fruit, white peach and strawberry alcoholic soda water beverages, to keep you hydrated while you get a buzz going. Every guest at the party can enjoy three free LINGYAs, in addition to a rap performance by Upper Block. Scan the QR code to RSVP and for free entrance.
Oct 24, 2-7pm; Free with RSVP. 
UP Shanghai. 2/F, 688 Shaanxi Bei Lu, by Wuding Lu. 陕西北路6882楼,近武定路See event listing.

Oct 24: Mindset and Goal-setting Workshop

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Want to unlock your potential and start taking action to make changes in your life? Join coaches Janine and Maria (the Monday Morning Motivation co-founders) for an inspiring group session to get unstuck. The interactive three-hour session will include strengthening your mindset, setting and achieving your goals, and developing better habits to create your dream life. Scan the QR code on the poster to sign up.
Oct 24, 2.30-5.30pm; RMB450.
Mr & Mrs Bund. 6F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu. 中山东一路外滩186楼,近南京东路. See event listing.

Oct 24: Masquerade Ball on the Bund

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The rooftop of Banyan Tree Hotel will be luring you to an afternoon and evening of grandeur and class, presenting you with the 2020 Annual Masquerade Ball on the Bund. This venue will not only offer you a 360-degree panoramic view of the Shanghai skyline, but the full Bund as well. Dance to an amazing line-up of DJs playing house, Latin and hip-hop. Free masks will be available for all guests. Come and enjoy the dancing, music, raffle draws, prizes and much more!
Oct 24, 3-10pm; RMB100-150.
TOPS at Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund. 19 Gongping Lu, by Haiping Lu. 虹口区公平路19号,近海平路See event listing.

Oct 24: PUSHFEST 2020

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Unprecedented times? Maybe so, but that is not a problem for PUSHFEST – Asia’s number-one skateboarding film festival – which is back again for its fifth edition. After an incredible outing in 2019 that saw over 1,200 attendees from the skateboarding community in Shanghai and beyond, PUSHFEST 2020 is a chance for everyone to reconnect amidst this ‘new normal’ that has disrupted so much of the year’s usual activities. Save the date for an afternoon filled with skateboarding, skate films, exhibitions, music, food and drinks.
Oct 24, 3pm; Free.
Central Studios. 1/F, Building 1, 751 Huangpi Nan Lu, by Jianguo Dong Lu. 黄陂南路75111楼,近建国东路. See event listing.

Oct 24: Alter. 2 Years Anniversary Pt.2

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From skyscraper rooftops to lush villa oases, Alter's second year anniversary celebration shall be steeped in artistic excellence and the perfect collaborators for a mind-boggling event at Fosun Art Foundation, a venue that mirrors a passion for the arts. This finale will be a night of community and love to champion everything that has contributed to their two years of existence. Come tear it up on the dance floor one more time.
Oct 24, 3-10pm; Free entry before 5pm, RMB150 after which includes a drink.
Fosun Foundation Art Center. 600 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Fengjian Lu. 中山东二路600号,近枫泾路,复兴艺术中心4楼See event listing.

Oct 24: M Talks China – Emergence of a Football Nation

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Since 2015, China has invested tremendous resources to realize the dream of becoming a strong football nation. Leading Western football clubs see this as a great opportunity, both to help China and to build their brand in a huge market. Among them, the world-famous German club Borussia Monchengladbach has arrived in Shanghai to train prospective footballers in China. Martin Thiess, General Manager of China for Borussia Monchengladbach will be speaking of his journey and experiences. His story will include the challenges of coming to China, supporting local football development and his own observation of China’s football potential. 
Oct 24, 4pm; RMB100, or RMB50 for students.
Glam. 7/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu. 中山东一路57楼,近广东路. See event listing.

Oct 24: AFL Grand Final

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The two best teams of the year meet in a final like no other. The Geelong Cats take on the Richmond Tigers for the first grand final outside Victoria at The Gabba in Brisbane. As Bruce McAvaney would say, “the match ups are delicious!” It is also the official Shanghai Tigers Football Club “Watch Party,” so join Shanghai’s Aussie Community at The Camel.
Oct 24, 4.30pm; Free.
The Camel Sports Bar and Kitchen. 97 Xiangyang Bei Lu, by Xinle Lu.襄阳北路97号,近新乐路. See event listing.

Oct 24: Celebrate Funkadeli’s 4th Birthday!

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Time just flies. Funkadeli Fumin will be celebrating four years of EatDrinkLove in Shanghai. Come join for all-day music, festivities and prizes. Enjoy their special birthday deals of RMB120 for three tokens that can be exchanged for Funkadeli classic drinks and food specials. See you there!
Oct 24, 5pm-Late; Free. Funkadeli (Fumin Lu). 291 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu. 富民路291号,近长乐路. See event listing.

Oct 24: Xibo 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

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Come live it up at Xibo with free flow food and drinks to celebrate their ten year anniversary. It will be a night of glitz and glam, splashes with pizzazz and the shiniest glitter you can find. Guests will be greeted with welcome cocktails, photographers, dancers and an abundance of entertainment. The bar will be stocked with wines, beers and selected cocktails crafted for you by Xibo’s bartenders. All guests will leave with a special gift as a token of appreciation for their continued support.

Oct 24, 6.30-10.30pm; RMB248-298. Xibo. 3/F, 83 Changshu Lu, by Julu Lu. 常熟路833楼,近巨鹿路. See event listing.

Oct 24: Sports & Street Food

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It is a huge night of sport – and we mean all night – with El Classico at 10pm, a full EPL slate and the immense UFC 254 main card beginning at 2am. Cages Bar and Sports will make sure to keep you fed all night with their late night street food market from Tacolicious, Styx, Pirata and host with the most Cages!
Oct 24, 9pm-3am; Free. Cages Bar and Sports. 3/F, Jing’an Sports Center, 428 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu.
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Oct 24-25: Commune Market x Yong Ping Lane

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It is getting cooler in Shanghai, which means its time to get ready for a series of popular Commune Markets this fall/winter season. They are thrilled to showcase Shanghai’s favorite veteran designers and fresh new kids on the block. Come meet friends, check out new stuff, enjoy cool tunes and down some drinks and good eats! Be a part of the community culture that is uniquely Commune Market.
Oct 24-25, 11am-6pm; Free.
Yong Ping Lane. 199 Hengshan Lu, Line 1 Hengshan Lu Stop Exit 4. 1号线衡山路站4号口衡山路199号,近乌鲁木齐南路. See event listing.

Oct 25: Pooch Brunch

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Start your Sunday with a Maiya special brunch set. Don’t forget to bring your furry friends along as they will get to enjoy unlimited pet treats from Pawsome.

Oct 25, 11.30am-2.30pm; RMB126. Maiya Rice Canteen. Anken Air. 上海长宁区镇宁路465181. See event listing.

Oct 25: Tales From Mirage

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Tales From Mirage is a festival will be celebrating the magic of fairytale wonderland and fantastical fancies, all helping to raise significant funds to grant a transformative wish for Sheng Zhe, a 6-year-old diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma who aspires to become a pilot. This event will include a thrift market, fantasy face art, art auction, bites and beverages.
Oct 25, 12-9pm; RMB100. Mirage M. The Cooldocks, 505 Zhongshan Nan Lu, Unit 102, Block 10. 老码头,50512号楼102室中山南路靠近新码头街 . See event listing.

Oct 25: X Bar Xanadu Project II

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You are invited to bring your favorite potted plants to join Xanadu Project II, creating the utopian dream world where you will also be provided with a glass of house wine. Meanwhile, you can bring your own collection of vinyl records to listen to and share. Come open these stories up and enjoy the unique musical charm of vinyl records.
Oct 25, 3-8pm; Free.
XBar. No.7 Donghu Road, by Yanqing Lu. 徐汇区东湖路7号,近延庆路. See event listing.

Oct 25: Glazy Sunday Donut Party

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Come to Egg to enjoy a Glazy Sunday Donut Party. Homemade party donuts and coffee cocktails will be served to celebrate happiness and Chef Jamie Pea's last week as Egg's head chef. Everyone is welcome to join; you surely do-nut want to miss out on this event.
Oct 25, 4pm-late; Free.
Egg. 12 Xiangyang Bei Lu, by Changle Lu. 襄阳北路12号,近长乐路. See event listing.

Oct 25: Carpetstan Auction for Charity

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Carpetstan has organized a carpet auction, where 10% of the value of sold carpets will be donated to non-profit organization PPAR Cat Shelter, located in Minhang. There will be kilims and a collection of small handmade wool rugs, all of which are classic designs using natural dyes to compliment a modern interior space. Tickets to participate in the auction will be RMB80, which includes a selected drink, where 50% of the value will also go towards the PPAR Cat Shelter. 

Oct 25, 4pm; RMB80. Tacolicious. Room 104-105, 34 Yuyao Lu, near Haifang Lu. 余姚路341104-105室,近海防路. See event listing.

Ongoing: Hot Stone Promotion

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Melt away the stress and muscular aches with a therapeutic massage that will help improve circulation and help clear the mind. The DVA Boutique Spa’s Hot Stone Massage is now on promotion, so grab it while you can. Initially priced at RMB650, the 60-minute soothing and deeply relaxing hot stone treatment is now RMB320. Come and pamper yourself.
Until Oct 31; RMB320. 
DVA Boutique Spa. No. 11 Lane 186 Shaanxi Nan Lu, by Xinle Lu. 陕西南路18611好,近新乐路. See event listing.

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