The 17 Best Things to Do in Shanghai This Weekend


By That's Shanghai, November 26, 2020

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Dec 1: That's Shanghai Food & Drink Awards 2020


It is time once again for our glitziest and most glamorous event of the year: the 18th edition of the That’s Shanghai Food & Drink Awards, proudly sponsored by Kronenbourg 1664 and hosted by Bar Rouge

All going down on December 1, food will be served by Hakkasan and O'Mills Bakery & Bistro, there will be drinks from G’Vine Gin de FranceLINGYA Hard Seltzer and Summergate - Fine Wines & Spirits, while a Lucky Draw will feature prizes from some of Shanghai's hottest venues.

From the finest cocktail bars and hippest cafes, to the most luxurious restaurants and favorite new eateries, candidates represent the very best the city has to offer. In a tough year for the F&B industry, come along and see your favorite restaurants, bars, chefs, cafes, mixologists and more getting the credit they deserve.

Presale tickets are just RMB200, but there are only a limited number, so click here or scan the QR code to get yours now:


Dec 1, 7pm; RMB200. Bar Rouge. 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu. 中山东一路187楼,近南京东路.

There will also be an afterparty from 10pm, with three of the Mixologist of the Year nominees – Jackie Dmitriev from UP Shanghai, Tural Hasanov from The Ritz Bar & Lounge and Lilian Sousset from Cachet Boutique Hotel – guest bartending at Bar Rouge to keep the good vibes going long into the night.


Nov 27: SHAKE x TouJAM

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Shake and TouJAM present a 1950s-style sock hop dance party full of early rock ‘n’ roll tunes. Headlining the night is JZ Artist Alec Haavik and his jump-blue bands, The Jive Lizards. Hosting and spinning vinyl is TouJAM’s DJ BO, who wil be coming through with vintage jump and jive, rhythm and blues.
Nov 27, 9.30pm; RMB100 presale, RMB125 at the door.
Shake. 3/F, 46 Maoming Nan Lu, by Jinxian Lu. 茂名南路463楼,近进贤路. See event listing.

Nov 27: The White Party at Beehive

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Throw on your most dashing white outfit for an extravaganza evening where different artists will entertain you throughout the night! A white cocktail shot will be offered to each guest wearing a full white outfit, otherwise, entry is RMB100. Don’t forget to book a VIP table via: 15618170293.
Nov 27, 10pm; Free entry for individuals in full white outfits.
Hong Kong Plaza. 282-283 HuaiHai Zhong Lu, by Huangpi Nan Lu. 淮海中路282-283号,近黄陂南路. See event listing.

Nov 28: Support Local Marketplace

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The Support Local Marketplace is a space for the community to come together. Join in to check out businesses that source their materials and ingredients within China and produce locally. Show your love to your favorite brands and other businesses that support the larger community.
Nov 28, 10am-5pm; Free entry.
Bubba’s Food Co. Building 18, 808 Shaanxi Bei Lu. 陕康里陕西北路808号,18号楼. See event listing.

Nov 28: Christmas Wreath DIY Workshop

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What could be more festive than designing your very own home Christmas décor! Come to this DIY workshop to create a unique wreath that can become a family relic for years to come.
Nov 28, 2pm; RMB399. The Flower Wall Company.
255 Fumin Lu, Building 1. 富民路2551. See event listing.

Nov 28: What’s Stopping More High School Students from Getting into Top Universities

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Wondering what so many students are doing wrong when applying to top universities like Stanford and Oxford? Join university admissions expert, Fangzhou Jiang, as he answers all your burning questions. Fangzhou is a current Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University and received his Master of Science degree at Stanford University.
Nov 28, 2.30-4pm; Free entry.
Atlas Workplace & Living Space. 757 Mengzi Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu. 蒙自路757号,近中山东一路. See event listing.

Nov 28: Chadwick Boseman's Commemoration

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This is an event to celebrate the life and accomplishments of the Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, who passed away from cancer. The event will feature DJs, live hip-hop, dance, poetry performances, raffle prizes and a ‘wakanda forever’ costume contest.
Nov 28, 7pm; Free entry.
RIINK. Building 18, Room 102, 358 Kangding Lu, near Shaanxi Bei Lu.  静安区康定路358号陕康里18号楼. See event listing.

Nov 28: Shanghai LGBT Annual Drag King Competition & Party

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Can you believe it is the 3rd edition of the Shanghai LGBT Annual Drag King Competition & Party? This event will be taking place at Roxie, where drag kings can reign again as they compete for the ‘best drag king performer’ and ‘best dressed drag king titles.’ This competition is an all-inclusive event: all genders welcome!
Nov 28, 8pm-late; RMB80 includes one free drink.
Roxie. 2/F, 359 Kangding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu. 康定路3592楼,近陕西北路. See event listing.

Nov 28: I Love 80s Party at Bar Rouge

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Bar Rouge Shanghai is bringing the best 80s party of the decade. Vinyl discs, iridescent colors, spiky wigs and the greatest hits of the 80s by Michael Jackson, Madonna and George Michael. Come for a night of endless dancing.
Nov 28, 8pm; Free entry.
Bar Rouge Shanghai. 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu. 中山东一路187楼,近南京东路. See event listing.

Nov 28: DJ Finascia at X Bar

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X Bar opens its doors once again to welcome you to settle in for the night and enjoy an evening of splendor with guest DJ Finascia. Behind the decks, Finascia will be showcasing his talents all night, providing tracks to sip and boogie to. Experience a selected wine menu, a curated cocktail menu and a grooving dancefloor.
Nov 28, 8pm; Free entry.
X Bar. 7 Donghu Lu, by Yanqing Lu. 徐汇东湖路7号,近延庆路. See event listing.

Nov 28: Full Moon Glow Party

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Nova Events is presenting a Glow Party like never before. Party high above People’s Square on the 66th floor of Le Royal Meridien Hotel with neon colors and glow kits. Enjoy a luxurious and scenic indoor area with breath-taking views of Shanghai skylines.
Nov 28, 10pm-late; RMB80 presale, RMB150 at the door.
Le Royal Meridien Shanghai. 789 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Xizang Zhong Lu. 南京东路789号,近西藏中路. See event listing.

Nov 28: Spectrum

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This multi genre party checks in at Mao Electronic to stimulate your senses with the kick, snare and bass. Mao Livehouse is inviting all lifeforms from all corners of the galaxy to shake it on the dance floor and revel in the sound waves of drum and bass.
Nov 28, 10pm; Free entry.
Mao Livehouse. 3F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, by Jianguo Zhong Lu. 重庆南路3083楼,近建国中路. See event listing.

Nov 28: Tap Takeover

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Firestone Walker is doing a tap takeover at Mikkeller on Saturday, pouring twelve specialty beers from their Barrelworks series. These beers are twists on the Belgian and German wild beer tradition, aged in a variety of American, French and Hungarian oak barrels, most of which are inherited from local wineries. Beer enthusiasts, you don't want to miss this.
Nov 28. Free entry. Mikkeller Shanghai. Lane 7-11, 98 Yanping Lu, by Wuding Lu. 上海静安区延平路98号(7-11边上弄堂内)See event listing.

Nov 28-29: Japanese Serbian Film Festival

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XIME restaurant in cooperation with the JSFF (Japanese Serbian Film Festival) will host a screening of short films of the last six JSFF winners. During this festival, XIME will be serving authentic Serbian dishes alongside their signature Japanese menu. Seats will be limited to 30 people per day, reserve your space through the QR code.
Nov 28-29, 11.30am-5.30pm; Free entry. 
XIME. Level 1, The Center, 989 Changle Lu by Changshu Lu. 长乐路989号世纪商贸广场1楼1-B室,近常熟路. See event listing.

Nov 29: 108 Sun Salutations

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Celebrate this month’s full moon with a 90-minute sunset rooftop yoga experience. 108 Sun Salutations will be led in English by Nayeli, designed for all levels. Don’t forget to bring your own mat and sign up via:
Nov 28, 4.30-6pm; RMB100 including 10% dinner discount.
Maiya Rice Canteen. Anken Air, 465 Zhenning Lu. 上海长宁区镇宁路465181. See event listing.

Nov 29: Shanghai Writing Workshop’s Craft Talks

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The Shanghai Writing Workshop is proud to present, Craft Talks, a lecture series of talks from some of the top writers in the city. Each lecture is approximately 45 minutes and focuses on practical professional development for writers. In the first installment, presenters will focus on different avenues for publishing.  
Nov 28, 6pm. 1900LOFT. 465 Dingxi Lu, by Xinhua Lu. 定西路465号,近新华路.
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And next week...

Nov 30: Home Bartender Shift 2.0

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Guest bartender? Try house bartender… there is just no place like home. ‘Home Bartender Shift’ is Botanical Basket’s new concept, bringing you exclusive and stylish creations from their in-house team. They will be preparing a special one-time menu on a regular basis and inviting you to come try all the drinks.
Nov 30, 5pm; from RMB68. Botanical Basket.1F, 1101 Wuding Lu, by Yanping Lu. 武定路11011楼,近延平路.
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