The 12 Best Things to Do in Shanghai This Weekend

By That's Shanghai, October 29, 2020

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We know what you're expecting  a loooooong list of Halloween events. But no! There is only one Halloween event worth checking out this weekend, fiendish friends, so why scroll through a hundred? Without further ado, here is the Halloween event:

Oct 31: That's Shanghai Halloween Party @ Cages

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Spooky music. Spine-chilling shows. Creepy drinks. And amazing prizes for the best dressed. It’s that time of year for ghoulish get-ups, and we couldn’t be more excited. Last year over 1,000 people rocked up in full costume, dancing on tables well into the wee hours of the morning to the beats of legendary DJ Bridget. Pre-order tickets are just RMB100, which includes FOUR drink tickets, and can be purchased right here or by scanning the QR code belowTickets will be RMB200 at the door, so buy now to avoid disappointment.

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Oct 31, 9pm until hell freezes over; RMB100 pre-sale, RMB200 on the door. Cages. 3/F, Jing'an Sports Center, 428 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu 江宁路428号静安体育中心3楼, 近武定路.

All ticketed up? Great! On to the non-Halloween events...

Oct 29: The Camel Opening Party


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Join The Camel for their opening party at their new location on Xiangyang Lu. Special deals for drinks: RMB10 for drinks from 5pm; RMB15 from 6pm; RMB20 from 7pm; RMB30 from 8-10pm! Live acoustic music will be played to liven up your night, with free shots provided throughout. Better come early to enjoy these deals!
Oct 29, 5-late; Free entry. The Camel Sports Bar and Kitchen. 97 Xiangyang Bei Lu, by Xinle Lu. 襄阳北路97好襄阳大楼1楼,近新乐路. See event listing.

Oct 29: Coffee Cocktail Masterclass with Ladies Who Drink & Lawrenny


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Learn to work with unique Tasmanian Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur from Lawrenny to create classic and contemporary cocktails. This hands-on class will be guided by Hannah Keirl, with each participant learning to make two cocktails. Participants will learn a little history, some bar techniques and, of course, the makings of two delicious libations. A welcome drink and light appetizer will also be included in the tickets.
Oct 29, 6.30pm; RMB328. Circo. Building 6, Number 101, 1262 Yan’an Xi Lu, by Panyu Lu. 延安西路1262号,近番禺路6楼101号. See event listing.

Oct 29: Artists on Artists


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A filmmaker, a singer, a painter and a poet. What sounds like the start of a joke is, in fact, an event from the art community Elevate and Expat Services. Each speaker will give a talk on the artist that inspires them the most. Learn about their histories, their stories and work; meet and drink with creative people.
Oct 29, 7.30-9.30pm; RMB68 presale, RMB88 at the door. WE International Hub, 1/F 501 Jiujiang Road. WE 国际文化创意中心, 九江路501号. See event listing.

Oct 29: Ladies’ Night at The Fellas


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The Fellas is flattered to invite you to Ladies’ Night. Come enjoy the magnificent view of the Bund, authentic Italian food from chef Andrea Rano and an exceptional selection of cocktails.
Oct 29, 9.30pm; Free entry. The Fellas Terrace. 7/F, 7 Yan’an Donghu Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu. 延安东路7号7楼,近中山东一路. See event listing.

Oct 30: Amy Winehouse Tribute


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A tribute to one of the most brilliant, influential and soulful singers in history: Amy Winehouse. Expect hits, deep cuts, dancefloor madness and a lot of soul. This show is back by popular demand for one night only – don’t miss it! Dinner and cocktails will be served, with the music starting at 9.30pm.
Oct 30, 9.30pm; RMB80.
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 30: X Bar Friday Night

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An evening of grooves, tastes and vibes. With Elevator veteran taking control of the tunes, it will be an evening of sublime selections to accompany your X Bar experience. Make the most out of their mixologist crafted cocktail menu, natural wines and craft beer. Sit back, grab a drink and lounge.
Oct 30, 8pm; Free entry. X Bar. No.7 Donghu Lu, Xuhui District. 东湖路7号,近淮海中路. See event listing.

Oct 30-31: Irish Oyster Feast 2020


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Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, and Bar Gatsby are bringing you a free flow Irish oyster feast for just RMB98. That's right, five hours of unlimited oysters for under a hundred Yuan. If that wasn't enough, you can pair the elegant aphrodisiacs with six distinct whiskey offerings ranging in price from RMB48-68 per glass (or soft drinks for RMB10). Spots are limited, so make sure to reserve a space by scanning the poster’s QR code or reserving through dianping.

Oct 30-31, 7pm-12am; RMB98. Bar Gatsby. 488 Dagu Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu. 大沽路488号,近石门一路. See event listing.

Oct 31: Vue Dining Dim Sum Lunch


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Specializing in crafting exquisite Cantonese cuisine, VUE Dining has recently launched an all-you-can-eat dim sum lunch deal offering up to 30 different bites, nostalgic dim sum, rice and noodles, as well as hot dishes with variety to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

Oct 31, 11.30am-2.30pm; RMB238. VUE Dining, Hyatt on the Bund. 31/F Hyatt on the Bund, 199 Huangpu Lu, by Wuchang Lu. 黄浦路199号,上海外滩茂悦大酒店西楼31楼,近武昌路. See event listing.

Oct 31: Sunday Brunch at Vue


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Wake up to a sophisticated Sunday brunch and savor gourmet delicacies along with free flow Perrier Jouet Champagne at VUE Restaurant, with a stunning river view of the bund and Pudong. Chefs will be offering tableside services, featuring cold cuts, such as freshly shaved Joselito ham along with an array of seafood. The tantalizing assortment of desserts and seasonal fruits are sure to satisfy and delight any sweet tooth.
Oct 31, 11.30am-3pm; RMB768. VUE Restaurant. 30/F Hyatt on the Bund, 199 Huangpu Lu, by Wuchang Lu 上海外滩茂悦大酒店西楼30层. See event listing.

And into next week...

Nov 3: US Presidential Election Quiz

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One for all you 'stable geniuses' out there. Brace yourselves for the next morning's results with a US Presidential Election Quiz covering the current shambles, history, film and music. Don't worry, it won't be all about Trump. In fact, it just happens to coincide with Taco Tuesday, with RMB20 tacos and Coronas until 10pm.

Oct 29, 5-10pm; Free entry. The Camel Sports Bar and Kitchen. 97 Xiangyang Bei Lu, by Xinle Lu. 襄阳北路97好襄阳大楼1楼,近新乐路. See event listing.

Nov 4: Plant-Based Chef’s Menu at Green Friday

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Want to try an innovative and delicious plant-based chef’s menu? Well, good news, as Zee-Ai has teamed up with Green Friday to present a 4-course chef’s menu – including drinks – for just RMB108. Kicking things off with an artichoke and lentil soup, diners will then enjoy a tasty vegan nugget before tucking into a Thai basil mushroom dish with plant-based meat and rice. The meal is rounded off with an indulgent coconut cake, while sparkling water and sodas will satisfy thirsts. Spaces are limited – and getting snapped up fast – so click here or scan the QR code on the flyer above to book your spot now!

Wed Nov 4, 7pm; RMB108. Green Friday, 1/F, Bldg 1, 50 Puhuitang Lu, by Caoxi Bei Lu 蒲汇塘路50号1栋1楼, 近漕溪北路


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