The 21 Best Things to Do This Weekend in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, March 24, 2021

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Mar 26: Football Quiz


The Football Quiz is back at the The Hop Project. 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 full 2021 Season Fixture List above.

Fri Mar 26, 7.30pm; free entry. The Hop Project, 372 Dagu Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu 大沽路372号, 近成都北路

Mar 26: Hazelicious & The Funks

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The one and only Hazel Gould finally returns to Shake. It has been over a year since she has performed at the club and is finally ready to bring her soulful, old-school vibes to the stage.  
Mar 26, 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.

Mar 27: Ringside Fight Night #10

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This time the fight night is taking place at renovated Ringside Terrace, where the audience can enjoy the fights while having fun in an outstanding outdoor space. Expect nine international boxing and muay thai fighters from all over the world.
Mar 27, 5.30pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 includes one drink.
Ringside Boxing & Beyond. 4/F, South Retail, Hong Kong Plaza, 283 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Huangpi Nan Lu. 淮海中路238号香港广场南座3楼,近黄陂南路. See event listing.

Mar 27: Indian Party – Holi Festival Celebration

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Socialize and dine at this exclusive all-you-can-eat-and-drink deal celebration, perfect for the body and soul. Come to discover Indian culture and cuisine.
Mar 27, 6.30pm; RMB208.
Kebabs on the Grille. Unit 103, 227 North Huangpi Lu. 黄陂北路227号中区广场103. See event listing.

Mar 27: Shanghai Writing Workshop Presents Visions

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The Shanghai Writing Workshop is proud to release its second edition of Visions, its literary journal. Visions is a collection of some of the best work that has come through the workshop in the last six months.
Mar 27; More information via QR code.
1900 LOFT. 465 Dingxi Lu, by Xinhua Lu. 定西路465号,近新华路. See event listing.

Mar 27: The Hangover – Las Vegas

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Bar Rouge Shanghai will transform itself into the most lavish Las Vegas penthouse. Come along and break into the party where they create a movie-like scenario for an exciting birthday bash.
Mar 27, 8pm; RMB100.
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.

Mar 27: Curator’s Cut

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Put on your director’s hat and take part in this completely improvised two act drama, where you will take a walk on the dark side of improv theatre. Your decisions will dictate the fate of these characters.
Mar 27, 8pm; RMB100 includes two drinks.
Paramount Gallery Hotel Shanghai. 1728 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Huashan Lu. 南京西路1728号,近华山路. See event listing.

Mar 27: 19XX

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Donghu Ballroom throws open its doors for the third time this year. Step into an X Bar time-warp as they take you back to the days where disco was the only request and ‘glitz n glamor’ was the only dress code. 
Mar 27, 9pm; Free entry before 11pm.
X Bar. No. 7, Donghu Lu, Xuhui District. 东湖路7号,近淮海中路. See event listing.

Mar 27: Alter. LIVE – Frankfurt Helmet

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Budx Vas is proud to announce Alter’s most dynamic project to date. Not only will they showcase AV performances but have also prepared a DJ line up of Laughing Ears and Finascia and ambient, dub, acid, Italo and techno.
Mar 27, 9pm; RMB120 presale, RMB150 at the door. 
BudX Vas. 3F, 19 Wanhangdu Hou Lu, by Changshou Lu. 万航渡后路19号湖西文化艺术中心3楼,近长寿路. See event listing.

Mar 27: Yeti Out Presents Charity SsB

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Kicking off spring with another single, Hit On My Old, from charity SsB, the Shanghai artist delivers a single and music video shot on tour in Seoul over 24 hours.
Mar 27, 10.30pm; Free entry.
83Bands Club. 38 Donghu Lu, by Xing Le Lu. 东湖路38号,近新乐路. See event listing.

Mar 27: Techno is a Woman 3rd Anniversary

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The time has come to gather once again. Just a day before the full moon, join the Witches Sabbath – Techno is a Woman 3rd Anniversary. Step inside the dense forest of ravers locked in the groove of raw, industrial dub and acid tech.
Mar 27, 11pm; Free entry. Celia. 298 Xingfu Lu, by Pingwu Lu.
幸福路298号,近平武路. See event listing.

Mar 27-28: Coffee for a Cause - #StopAsianHate

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Violence against the Asian community in America has been on the rise since March 2020. Organizations have recorded more than 3,000 anti-Asian attacks since that month alone. RMB6 from every coffee sold at all Happy Places venue this weekend will go towards the American AAPI community fund.
Mar 27-28; all Happy Place Hospitality Group including Bitter, Bird, Lucky Mart, Egg and Lucky Diner.
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Mar 27-28 Plump Garden Brunch

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The Plump Garden reopens its terrace for the season's first event. A casual brunch of six oysters and unlimited roast chicken, sides and salads for RMB220. Scan the QR code to book your seat, reservations only. 
Mar 27-28, 12-3pm; RMB220. The Plump Garden. Taikang Terrace, 4/F, 169 Jianguo Zhong Lu, by Ruijin Er Lu 建国中路169号泰康庭4楼, 近瑞金二路. 

Mar 27-28 Dragon Rising Afternoon Tea at the W Hotel

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This is the last weekend that The W Hotel is hosting an afternoon tea set coupled with complimentary barber services from Party Head on a first come first serve basis. Come sip, mingle and steal the scene. 
Mar 27-28, 3-6pm; RMB 248. The W Hotel. 66 Lvshan Lu, 旅顺路66号.

Mar 27-28: Spring Market at Paper

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This is the last weekend to check out Paper's pet-friendly spring market, organized by Paper Shanghai and Atelieri by LT. The market focuses on conscious consumption and sustainable products. There's also an animal adoption area and rooftop yoga. 
Mar 27-28, 11am-7pm; Free entry. Paper Yongjia. No.337 Yongjia Road 徐汇区永嘉路337号. See event listing.

Mar 28: Rooftop Holi Party 2021

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Dragon Events and Indian Curry Hut are hosting a Holi party. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch accompanied with Indian classical dance performances, Zumba sessions and music. Come dressed in white clothes too for a colorful surprise.    
Mar 28, 11am-4pm; RMB189 early bird, RMB299 at the door.
Ringside Boxing & Beyond. 568 Hengfeng Lu, 4F, Centro Tower, Henghui International Building. 568恒丰路,3. See event listing.

Mar 28: M’s Crystal Chamber Music Concert

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This March, Glam is privileged to welcome the brilliant Gallant Quartet. A truly magnificent program will be played by the award-winning group who also finished third place at the Shanghai Chamber music competition.   
Mar 28, 4pm.
Glam. 7F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu. 中山东一路57楼,近广东路. See event listing.

Looking Ahead...

Mar 29-Apr 1: Shanghai International Wine & Spirits Cultural Festival

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As the biggest International Hospitality Equipment & Food Service EXPO event in China, HOTELEX Shanghai has officially announced that it will be housing 180+ specialty coffees from all over the world. The exhibition will have eight areas of hidden surprises that await visitors.      
Mar 29-Apr 1; Free entry. HOTELEX Shanghai. No. 1888 Zhuguang Lu, Qingpu District, Shanghai. 诸光路1888. See event listing.

April 2: Miami in Italo

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Italo is bringing the heat to Shanghai’s nightlife. Pre-heating this summer with vibes from the 80s classics all night long. That’s right, it is going to be spiced up and ready for you to mingle.  
Apr 2, 10pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 at the door. 
Italo by FUNKA. 2F, 291 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu. 富民路291号,悟锦世纪大厦2楼,近长乐路. See event listing.


Feel Good Fest (#FGF)

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Social Supply is excited to announce the second edition of Feel Good Fest (#FGF), a month-long festival of all things health and wellness, hosted by partner locations throughout Shanghai. You can enjoy a packed calendar of experiences, events and activities – doing things that will make you feel good.     
Apr 1-30; RMB100 single session, RMB500 ten sessions. Jing An Kerry Center. 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Changde Lu.
南京西路1515号,近常德路. See event listing.

Wednesday Night Quiz


The Wednesday Night Quiz at El Santo is Shanghai's longest running. It is absolutely free to enter, with 10 rounds covering everything from current events, geography, history, pop culture, music, film and more, and there are vouchers from and El Santo and bottles of Prosecco up for grabs. If all that was not enough, drinks are half price until 8pm, while food is half price all night long! The quiz kicks off at 7.30pm and is all wrapped up by around 10pm, so everyone can be fresh at work the next day. And at the end of each quarterly season, the winners receive a whopping RMB2,000 voucher.

Every Wednesday, 7.30pm; free entry. 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. See event listing.

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