The 13 Best Things to Do This Weekend in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, January 28, 2021

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Jan 29: 90s Skate Night

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Flashback to the 90s! Unlimited rolling fun with DJ Venus Trap & Poison Ivy on the disco decks. Happy hour will be available til 8pm.  
Jan 29, 7pm-late. RIINK. Building 18, Room 102, 358 Kangding Lu, near Shaanxi Bei Lu.
静安区康定路358号陕康里18号楼室. See event listing.

Jan 29: 2021 Football Quiz Season Kick Off


The Football Quiz is back at the The Hop Project for a new season. The action kicks off at 7.30pm, with 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. It is also a league with each season's winners crowned and given a grand prize, the likes of which football fans can only dream. Check out the 2021 Season Fixture List below. For your chance to win free beer and grilled cheese sandwiches, click here or scan the QR code:


Fri Jan 29, 7.30pm; free entry. The Hop Project, 372 Dagu Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu 大沽路372号, 近成都北路

Jan 29: Plant-based Cooking & Nutrition Workshop

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This is a rare opportunity to learn cooking yummy dishes from Commune Social & ZRou’s star chefs. Find out how to balance your diet with a plant-based approach with trade-offs.
Jan 29, 7.30pm; RMB249 early bird, RMB299 regular.
Chinese Cooking Workshop. 2/F, 370 South Wulumuqi Road. 乌鲁木齐南路370号. See event listing.

Jan 29: Set it Off: A 70s & 80s Disco and Funk Night

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C2 Band returns to Shake this Friday night for three sets of classic 70s and 80s funk and disco. The up-and-coming group is bringing their versions of tunes by Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan, Abba, Earth, Wind and Fire and more.
Jan 29, 9.30pm; RMB100.
Shake. 3F, 46 Maoming Nan Lu, by Jinxian Lu. 茂名南路463楼,近进贤路. See event listing.

Jan 29: VUE meets Craft Beer

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Head to VUE Restaurant to enjoy craft beers paired with savory meals including salmon, barley risotto, slow-cooked beef cheek and more.
Jan 29; RMB440.
VUE Restaurant. 30/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39楼,近武昌路. See event listing.

Jan 30: Egg Zhenning Opening Party

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Come join Egg Zhenning Opening Party this Saturday. They will be serving up brunch and drink specials. Sparkling wine will be popped and shared to celebrate their new space.
Jan 30, 11am-5pm.
Egg Zhenning. Anken Air, 465 Zhenning Lu. 上海长宁区镇宁路465181. See event listing.

Jan 30: Australia Day 2021

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Enjoy the great Aussie barbecue, sausage rolls, Anzac biscuits, wines and craft beer alongside a live Aussie band. There will be lucky door prizes, charity raffles and plenty of activities.
Jan 30, 11.30am; Free entry.
El Santo Tacos & Tequila. B1, Found 158, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu. 巨鹿路158B1层,近瑞金一路. See event listing.

Jan 30: Chicago Tavern Style Pizza Pop Up

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The Camel will team up with Nonna Ruth Pizza Bar for a Chicago Tavern Style Pizza Pop up on Saturday. Hurry and get your pizza before they are all sold out.
Jan 30, 12pm.
The Camel Sports Bar. 97 Xiangyang Bei Lu. 97号襄阳大楼1楼,近新乐路. See event listing.

Jan 30: Bee Sweet

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Bee Sweet to the World is a charity campaign by Hoop & Horn Mead to help fundraise for causes that support environmental preservation, sustainable practices and animal conservation. Come out and drink mead cocktails for charity, with proceeds going to Eleventh Hour. 
Jan 30, 2-10pm; RMB40.
Lucky You Café. 291 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu. 富民路291号,近长乐路. See event listing.

Jan 30: Ringside Fight Night in M1NT

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Ringside Fight Night is taking place at M1NT. njoy the fights while having fun in an outstanding night club atmosphere. Expect nine international fights with fighters from all over the world and eight different gyms participating.
Jan 30, 6.30pm; RMB118 early bird, RMB228 regular
. M1NT Restaurant & Grill. 24F, 318 Fuzhou Lu, by Hankou Lu. 福州路318号高腾大厦24层,近汉口路. See event listing.

Jan 30: Shanghai Speakeasy & Cocktail Drag Tour

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Take a stroll through Shanghai’s famous former French Concession and discover some of the best speakeasies and noodles in town. Not only will you be entertained by the walking drag shows they put on, but you’ll kick things off with a cocktail mixing class.
Jan 30, 6.30pm; Scan QR code for more details.
UnTour Shanghai. Various starting points. See event listing.

Jan 30: Hip Hop Hai

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Partnering with Friends of Shanghai, Bar Rouge will host Hip Hop Hai. Expect a curated selection of tracks mixing timeless urban rhythms and the greatest hip hop compilations blasting on the dancefloor. 
Jan 30, 8pm; RMB150 includes one drink.
Bar Rouge. 7F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu. 中山东一路187楼,近南京东路. See event listing.

Jan 31: All-Day Pinoy Breakfast

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M&M X Perch is hosting another Filipino Food Pop-up. Chef Opalyn and Chef Noemie will serve up staple Filipino breakfast dishes like tapsilog, longsilog and bangsilog. Please book a table in advance by scanning the QR code above.
Jan 31, 10am; RMB68 or RMB78.
Perch. Rm 107, 445 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu. 江宁路445107室,近武定路. See event listing.

Looking Ahead…

Feb 14: Valentine’s Day Traffic Light Party


El Santo is hosting a Traffic Light Party on Valentine’s Day, and whether you’re loved up, loved out or just love to party, they've got you covered. Grab your free shot on arrival and a red, yellow or green glow stick and get ready to meet your match. They're pulling out all the stops for this one with three hours of free flow drinks, traffic light shots, confetti, DJ plus all the fun time vibes your body can handle.

Get your glow stick on arrival to display your status:

  • Red: Taken! Don't Even Bother

  • Yellow: Confused, Not Sure

  • Green: Single! Ready to Mingle

Tickets are just RMB198 presale and includes free flow from 7-10pm plus a slice of Homeslice pizza! Get yours now by clicking here or scanning the QR code.


Sun, Feb 14, 7pm; RMB198. El Santo, B/1, Found 158, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu 巨鹿路158号B1层, 近瑞金一路

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