The 22 Best Things to Do in Shanghai This Weekend


By That's Shanghai, November 18, 2020

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Nov 18: STEM Drinks Night: Community Empowerment

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If you missed last month’s event or if you want to find out about other women communities, come join the second Ladies Who Tech STEM Drink Night this Wednesday. You can benefit from this community through networking, contributing and mutual empowerment. Representatives from the International Professional Women’s Society and She Loves Tech will be present to share their stories.
Nov 19, 7-9.30pm; Free entry.
Gin & Juice. 358 Kangding Lu, Building 3, Unit 106, by Shaanxi Bei Lu. 康定路3583106. See event listing.

Nov 19: Funk, Soul, Disco

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Shake will be dedicating 100% live funk, soul and disco music for the dancefloor. All menu cocktails are buy-one-get-one all night long, with guest singer Sheree and Shake’s all-star band, Shanghai Funkstars.
Nov 19, dinner starts 6.30pm, music starts 9.30pm; Free entry.
Shake. 3/F, 46 Maoming Nan Lu, by Jinxian Lu. 茂名南路463楼,近进贤路. See event listing.

Nov 19: Two Meads & a Beer

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Beer Barrel will be hosting Two Meads & A Beer, a food pairing event featuring Hoop & Horn Mead. The dinner will be highlighted with a main course of roasted duck rested on a bed of mashed sweet potatoes with a ginger and grape vinaigrette sauce. A pint of lager will also be offered before dinner gets started - don’t miss out on such a fantastic offer!
Nov 19, 7pm; RMB218.
Beer Barrel. 515 Jianguo Xi Lu, near Wulumuqi Nan Lu. 建国西路515-1号,今乌鲁木齐南路. See event listing.

Nov 19: Quiz Night at Tacolicious

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Get your teams and thinking-hats ready for the new series of Quiz Nights at Tacolicious. Hosted by Danielle, the biweekly trivia will be giving prizes that include corona, crimson pangolin craft gin and cash. At the end of the eight-week league, the best team will win a RMB1500 prize… that is a lot of tequila!
Nov 19, registration at 7pm. Trivia starts 7.30pm.
Tacolicious. Room 104-105, 34 Yuyao Lu, by Xikang Lu. 余姚路341104-105室,近西康路. See event listing.

Nov 19: Queer Trivia

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Looking to test your knowledge about the gender expressions and sexual orientations? Come to the Queer Trivia night, with fabulous prizes sponsored by Sugahai, The Hai, Strictly Cookies and more. Bring your own team or join one upon arrival.
Nov 19, 8pm.
Roxie. 2/F, 359 Kangding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu. 康定路3592楼,近陕西北路. See event listing.

Nov 19: Guest Bartender Shift x Open Deck

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Step inside X Bar and experience the talents of two mixologists: Charlie & Danica and Peddlers Gin. Having been trained in some of the world’s best gin distilleries, from England to the PRC, this pair will know exactly how to wow the crowd. Meanwhile, DJ Chabuduo and Oliver G are scheduled to open the night for you.
Nov 19, 8pm-1am; Free entry.
X Bar. No. 7 Donghu Road, Xuhui District. 徐汇区东湖路7号,近淮海中路. See event listing.

Nov 20: Sip & Dip Party 2 – Fine Wine & Cheese Buffet

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Listen up Shanghai, listen very carefully: cancel any plans you have for Friday night, because you have new plans. New and glorious plans. Two words for you – the greatest two words in the English language: CHEESE BUFFET! That's right, this Friday night from 7-10.30pm you can enjoy unlimited Swiss Raclette, Belprado, Blue Stilton, Wensleydale with Cranberry, Gouda, Goat Cheese and Swiss Emmental DOP from Grand’Or, all washed down with Chilean Santa Alba Wine. Tickets are just RMB168 per person, or RMB148 per person for groups of eight or more – scan the QR to get yours now.

Nov 20, 7-10.30pm; RMB168 for one, RMB148 for groups of eight or more. UP Shanghai. 2/F, 688 Shaanxi Bei Lu, by Wuding Lu. 陕西北路6882楼,近武定路. See event listing.

Nov 20: Lucky Pop-Up Party

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Get ready for Japanese funk and disco tunes from DJ rocHaos and DJ RawB. Lucky Pop-Up Party will no doubt be one night of fun, with lucky draws and lucky bags distributed throughout the night. Come and #getlucky!
Nov 20, 8pm-late.
DOE COFFEE. Room 105, 78 Tongren Lu, by Anyi Lu. 铜仁路78105室,近安义路. See event listing.

Nov 20: Hesher Has Culture Presents: ROUND EYE & SPILL YOUR GUTS

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The only righteous way you can end 2020 is coming to Shanghai’s underground stalwarts concert as they come together to thrash and get weird. Round Eye is an experimental force of punk nature who recently released an album, meanwhile Spill Your Guts is a newly reunited Shanghai hardcore legend. This will be a night of chaos, fire and rain booze.  
Nov 20, 9pm; Free entry.
Yuyintang. 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu. 凯旋路851号,近延安西路口. See event listing.

Nov 20: Jing-A BIE NAO Series

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The Bie Nao 2020 Grand Finale Series is a four-city romp featuring three of our favorite artists – South Acid Mimi from Kunming, the Hormones from Chengdu and the original rabble rousers SUBS from home base in Beijing. These shows are going to be off the hook.
Nov 20, 7.30pm; Free entry.
Modern Sky Lab. 3/F, 188 Ruihong Lu, by Tianhong Lu. 瑞虹路1883楼,近天虹路. See event listing.

Nov 20: Tanduay Blends

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Tanduay Blends next stop will be at the Union Trading Company. For one night, mixologists Carson Xie and Eddy Yang will create a tiki inspired cocktail menu with a Taste of Tanduay Rum that will be available for one night only. 
Nov 20, 8pm-late; Free entry.
Union Trading Company. No. 2, 64 Fengyang Lu by Fuxin Zhong Lu. 汾阳路642号,近复兴中路. See event listing.

Nov 20: The Shanghai Juggalo Carnival

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This will be China’s first ever ICP-themed party, featuring a live debut of Juggalo art show The Messenger: Insane Clown Posse, and DJ BO spinning that wicked record for you. Come to this carnival for a free face paint and win prizes from costume contests and carnival games.
Nov 20, 9pm; Free entry.
Inferno. 462 Changle Lu, by Shaanxi Nan Lu. 长乐路462号,近陕西南路. See event listing.

Nov 21: Garden Yoga

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Come to enjoy an outdoor yoga class in the garden of Cotton’s with a friendly community. This class is designed for all levels and led in English. Don’t forget to bring your yoga mat, and pre-register via this link: 
Nov 20, 10am; RMB88
. Cotton’s (Xinhua Lu).  294 Xinhua Lu, by Panyu Lu. 新华路294号,近番禺路. See event listing.

Nov 21: Christmas Deco DIY Workshop

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To welcome the holiday season, The Flower Wall Company is hosting a workshop this Saturday for you to create a beautiful Christmas arrangement with your family. This is a perfect workshop if you want to decorate your home and embrace the festive mood. Come to learn how to combine snowy pine tree branches, cones, red roses and poinsettias.
Nov 21, 10.30am or 2pm; RMB399.
The Flower Wall Company. 255 Fumin Lu, Building 1. 富民路2551. See event listing.

Nov 21: Toastmaster Pop-Up Event

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Everything tastes better toasted. Lucky Mart is teaming up with Toastmaster to present you infinite possibilities between two slices of toasted bread. Swing by for some Japanese-inflected funky gourmet toasted sandwiches: cheesy ramen, curry udon, beef gyudon, miso sweet potato and highballs.
Nov 21, 5-9pm; RMB48 for one toast with chips.
Lucky Mart. 185 Fumin Lu, by Julu Lu. 富民路158号,近巨鹿路. See event listing.

Nov 21: Disco Glam Party @The Cut

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Partygoers are invited to the Disco Glam Party at The Cut on the top floor of the luxurious IAPM mall located in downtown Shanghai for a fashionista Party. While sipping on your favorite cocktail, dance to the house beats played by guest special DJ. To get more information or to book a table for the night, contact via: 15618170293.
Nov 21, 9pm; RMB150 at the door, or by bookings.
The Cut Rooftop. IAPM Mall, L7-705, 999 HuaihaiZhong Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu. IAPM商场,淮海中路999L7-705,近陕西南路. See event listing.

Nov 21: Toy Box at VUE Bar

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Oh yes, Voguing! Vue Bar is hosting a ‘naughty’ party for the voguing community of Shanghai. Two music stages, a fantastic line up of DJ’s playing house music all night while dances compete for the ultimate voguing trophy with their razor sharpest and hottest moves.
Nov 21, 9pm; RMB120 presale with two glasses of champagne.
VUE Bar. Hyatt on the Bund, Level 32-33/F, 199 Huangpu Lu. 上海外滩茂悦大酒店,西楼32-33. See event listing.

Nov 21: Winter Season Opening

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Welcome the winter seasons with the first major indoor Space Panda party of the year taking place on the newly reopen sublime venue of Ce La Vi on the Bund. This party will bring you a seductive night full of house music and dance.
Nov 21, 9pm; RMB150 at the door, includes one drink.
CE LA VI Shanghai. 8/F Bund, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Beijing Dong Lu. 中山东一路278层,近北京东路. See event listing.

Nov 21: Love Wins Flamingo Edition @Italo

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Love Wins is back at Italo this Saturday. Bring your inner flamingo, dress in pink and get the first shot for free. DJ Simon Adams is spinning tunes, so come join for a wild party.
Nov 21, 11pm-late; Free entry.
Italo by FUNKA. 2/F, 291 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu. 富民路291号世纪大厦2楼,近长乐路. See event listing.

Nov 22: UMAAMI Pop-Up @Perch

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M&M x PERCH x UMAAMI are hosting a pop-up party this Sunday. Chef Joey Cheong will be taking over Perch’s kitchen and cooking up seven delicious dishes. Book your seats now by scanning the QR code on the poster.
Nov 22, 11am-3pm; Free entry.
Perch. Rm 107, 445 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu. 江宁路445107室,近武定路. See event listing.

And next week...

Nov 25: Beer University: Lights Out

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For the next installation of 2020’s Beer University, it is time to go dark with a lesson about Commune Reserve’s favorite obsidian-hued dark brews. The night will show you the differences in brewing techniques, and provide you with six samples of the roastiest, complex pours. Sign up online using the QR code to secure your spot ahead of time.
Nov 25, 7-8.30pm; RMB158.
Commune Reserve. 1107 Yuyuan Lu, by Fenggang Lu. 愚园路1107号,近凤岗路. See event listing.

Nov 25: Cocktail Cinema: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

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Social Supply (and the Ministry of Magic) are thrilled to announce their first Cocktail Cinema of the year, where they will be screening the first installment of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The location of the screening will be revealed once you purchase your ticket (to the Hogwarts Express, of course). Don’t miss out on this magical evening.
Nov 25, 8-11.30pm; RMB288 includes cocktails and snacks. Location will be revealed upon purchase. See event listing.

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