The 16 Best Things to Do in Shanghai This Weekend

By That's Shanghai, November 5, 2020

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Nov 5: Vixens & Mixin’

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Calling all the vixens! If you are a fun-loving lady that also loves a good drink, swing by Commune Reserve for a menu filled with classical favorite cocktails and a boozy affogato dessert, each for RMB65. Special mixologist Hannah Keirl from Spirits Box will be mixing up the drinks, from the classic expresso martini to warm cocktails to come kick of November ladies night specials.
Nov 5, 8-11pm; Free entry, RMB65 per drink. Commune Reserve. 1107 Yuyuan Lu, by Fenggang Lu. 愚园路1107号,近凤岗路See event listing.

Nov 5: Open Deck x Guest Bartender Shift

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Join X Bar to experience the bartending skills of talented mixologist Ian He from Late Group in Hangzhou and listen to soundtracks created by DJ Sarfat. While Ian He is best known for involving film-related hints into his music, food and cocktails, the skills of DJ Sarfat will bring you into a deep house trance filled with melodic techno. Come enjoy the eclectic combination of both together this Thursday.
Nov 5, 8pm-1am; Free entry. X Bar. No. 7 Donghu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai. 东湖路7号,近淮海中路. See event listing.

Nov 6: Community Yoga

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Community Yoga is a class held in the heart of the former French Concession. Come enjoy a 60-minute outdoor yoga class in the central courtyard of Ferguson Lane. Don’t forget to bring your own mat, and register via the QR code on the flyer above.
Nov 8, 10-11am; RMB88. 
Franck Bistrot. Ferguson Lane Courtyard, 376 Wukang Lu. 武康路376See event listing.

Nov 6: Chef Carlos Sotomayor at Perch Pop-Up

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Catch him while you can. Chef Carlos Sotomayor will be in Shanghai this month and taking over the kitchen at Perch, serving dishes inspired by his travels around the globe with notes from his native Peru. Spots are limited for this unique foodie experience, so be sure to book your sport in advance through the QR code on the flyer. Stop by to Perch to give Chef Carlos a proper Shanghai goodbye.
Nov 6, 6pm; Free entry. Perch. Room 107, 445 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu. 
江宁路445107室,近武定路. See event listing.

Nov 6: Art for Hearts

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Art for Hearts is a two-day art exhibition with proceeds going to Shanghai’s Heart to Heart Charity Foundation, an organization based in Shanghai to provide corrective surgery to Chinese children with congenital heart defects. The night will open with free food, beer, wine, music and over 300 pieces of artwork from all over the world. It is open to the public with no admission fees. This special fundraising event brings together artwork from several established and emerging artists.
Nov 6, 7-10pm; Free entry. 
Shanghai Centre. Atrium, Level 4, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu南京西路1376号上海商城,近西康路See event listing.

Nov 7: Lux Décor Artificial Orchid Workshop

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This workshop will help and guide you putting together an unbelievably life-like arrangement of artificial orchids. Using dried moss, bark and leaves, you will create an everlasting home décor piece to take with you.
Nov 7, 10.30am; RMB600. The Flower Wall Company. 255 Fumin Lu, Building 1. 富民路2551.
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Nov 7: Side Hustle Pop-up

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Side Hustle Brewing Company will be doing a pop-up at Tacolicious this Saturday with their craft beers, Cabana Cream Blonde Ale and Summer Haze Tropical IPA for RMB35 per glass. Don’t miss a great opportunity to pair these premium Shanghai-brewed beers with your favorite tacos.
Nov 7, 4pm; Free entry, RMB35 per beer.
Tacolicious. Room 104-105, 34 Yuyao Lu, by Xikang Lu. 余姚路341104-105室, 近西康路. See event listing.

Nov 7: MAN JIANG Pop Music Concert

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Man Jiang is a singer and pop idol in China’s millennial era, famous all over the country for charming the hearts of all who saw him. Many years later, he came back with a little fairy spirit. His music is becoming more popular, especially the unique artistic temperamental portions presented in his composition.

Nov 7, 8pm; RMB259. Blue Note Shanghai. 3-5 Floor, Zhongxin Guangchang, 867 Sichuan Bei Lu, by Haining Lu.  四川北路867号中信广场3-5层,近海宁路. See event listing.

Nov 7: The Pearl’s 7th Anniversary

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Shanghai’s house of burlesque and cabaret is turning seven on Saturday night and in proper birthday fashion the team is going the full mile with a night entailing all the revelry The Pearl is famous for. Bank on burlesque dances, aerial acts, guest singers, live music from resident band The Red Stars and more.  
Nov 7, 8pm-late; RMB150 presale, RMB180 at the door. The Pearl. 471 Zhapu Lu, by Haining Lu.
乍浦路471号,近海宁路. See event listing.

Nov 7: Sour Spicy Sweet                                     

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Feeling something sour, spicy or sweet? Riink’s second delectable drag event is served; come to feast your eyes on local drag royalty as they showcase their special flavor at a drag dance and roll extravaganza. Admission comes with one of Riink’s acclaimed cocktails.
Nov 7, 9pm-late; RMB90 presale, RMB100 at the door. RIINK. Building 18, 358 Kangding Lu. 静安区康定路358号陕康里18号楼
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Nov 7: ÖÖÖ Launch Party

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The name ÖÖÖ is not simply given for the night, it is aimed to trigger and encourage individuals’ creativity and contribution to a new language. This party is a way provide a formal platform for aspiring and self-initiative artists. Come represent and express your own ideas without a critical academic gaze.

Nov 7, 11pm; Free entry. 44KW. B1/F, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu. 巨鹿路158B1楼,近瑞金一路. See event listing.

Nov 7: Latin Fiesta

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La Neta Sound Machine is a unique audio-visual experience designed to transport the audience through timeless Latino musical hits with added Mexican spice. By using playful aesthetics and sounds, the Sound Machine is designed to create an atmosphere of fun, enjoyment and dance, bringing a true Latin Party experience. Ladies – show this poster at the bar for free shots from midnight-1am!
Nov 7, 11pm; Free entry. El Santo Tacos & Tequila. B/1, Found 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu. 巨鹿路158B1层,近 瑞金一路. See event listing.

Nov 8: 15th Annual Shanghai Chili Cook Off

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Shanghai's longest running festival takes place Sunday, November 8, at Bubba's Food Co. Bubba's Annual Shanghai Chili Cook-off, now in its 15th year, pits amateur chefs and chili aficionados against one another to see who can make the best pot of chili on any given Sunday. Entry gains access to free samples of chili all day, music/entertainment, and a chance to vote on your favorite brew!
Nov 8, 11am-5pm; RMB50. Bubba’s Food Co. Shanghai 808 Shaanxi Bei Lu, Building 18, Number 103. 陕西北路808号陕康里18103. See event listing.

Nov 8: M’s Monthly Vegan Brunch ~ 3rd Anniversary

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Three years flew by far too quickly. In celebration of this milestone, Chef Hamish is serving up the greenest and tastiest menu yet… M’s Monthly Vegan Brunch at M on the Bund. Book early to secure those window seats with the most iconic Bund view! The vegan brunch set is best enjoyed with two people.
Nov 7, 12-3pm; RMB328. M on the Bund. 7F, Five on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu. 上海黄浦区广东路20号,外滩五号7楼,近中山东一路. See event listing.

Nov 8: SLOW – Grace Jones Edition

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The SLOW, Grace Jones edition, will journey across 40 years of the Jamaican artist’s music and examine the impact and influence she had on the music scene. The usual healthy bites and drinks, vinyl records, screen-print shirts and a big vintage market will all be available throughout the event. SLOW takes the ‘night’ out of ‘nightclub,’ creating a festive vibe for everyone, regardless of time of day.
Nov 7, 2-8pm; Free entry.
Elevator. B1F, 265 Nandan Dong Lu, by Caoxi Lu. 南丹东路265号地下一层,近漕溪北路. See event listing.

Nov 8: Sound Healing Meditation

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Feeling stressed out? Muscle ache and back pains? Come experience singing bowl sound therapy, a method to reduce stress and anxiety, promoting improved sleep and relaxation. This session is led in English and is suitable for all levels. For more information and sign up click here.
Nov 8, 4.30pm. Vibrations for bliss. Building B-2, 921 Wuding Lu, by Changde Lu. 上海静安区武定路921B-2栋,近常德路. See event listing.

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