20 Awesome Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, May 26, 2021

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May 28: Shanghai's Biggest Block Party

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Summer is coming, and Found 158 is kicking it off with a fiesta. Shanghai’s Biggest Block Party is taking place from 1-7pm (and into the night) this Saturday, May 29 – and sunshine is in the forecast! Early Bird Tickets are just RMB58, which gets you a welcome drink from New Zealand's finest hard seltzer, Everyday Weekend, and a wristband. The wristband then entitles you to 33 amazing food and drink deals across the nine participating venues – to find out more about those deals, click here. And, of course, there will be entertainment to get the party pumping – to check out the DJ lineup, click here

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Sat May 29, 1-7pm. Found 158158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu 巨鹿路158号, 近瑞金一路.

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May 27: Every One Every Where


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This Shanghai party that will showcase music from all around the world, spinning everything from Latin Funk and Japanese City Pop to African Disco.    
May 28, 9pm, Free entry. X Bar. 7 Donghu Lu, by Yanqing Lu.
徐汇区东湖路7号,近延庆路.  See event listing.

May 28: Bull & Claw Garden Party

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The garden at The Bull & Claw has had a magical makeover, and to celebrate, they are throwing a summer night's garden party. Tickets include two drinks – Fiero Spritz, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Wine or a Mocktail – and your choice of a New England Lobster & Seafood Roll or Wagyu Steak Roll. There will also be fantastic deals on food and drinks all night long and a Guest DJ pumping out funky tunes. Early bird tickets have sold out, but a limited number of tickets will be available on the door before 6.30pm.

May 28, 5pm-Late; RMB150 before 6.30pm. The Bull & Claw. 110 Fenyang Lu, by Fuxing Zhong Lu 汾阳路110号, 近复兴中路.

May 28: Football Quiz

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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 seasons' winners crowned and given a grand prize, the likes of which football fans can only dream. Check out the 2021 Season Fixture List above.

May 28, 7.30pm; free entry. The Hop Project, 372 Dagu Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu 大沽路372号, 近成都北路

May 28: Back to 80s


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Time to warp back in time with Marty McFly to hit up the hits of the 80s. A night of Queen, Madonna, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston and so much more.   
May 28, 9.30pm; RMB100. The Pearl. 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu.
乍浦路471号,近武进路. See event listing.

May 28: Hazelicious and The Funks


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Soulful singer Hazel Gould returns to Shake for another night of old school vibes with her band. They are dropping some funked up versions of The Beatles, U2, Mariah Carey and Coldplay.  
May 28, 9.30pm; RMB100. Shake. 3F, 46 Maoming Nan Lu, by Jinxian Lu.
茂名南路46号3楼,近进贤路. See event listing.

May 28: La Grande Bellazza


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Finishing off the month of May, La Suite and MVP Events are teaming up to host the most Italian party in town: La Grande Bellazza. Join them for a night of glamorous Italian extravaganza.
May 28, 10pm. La Suite. 1111 Wuding Lu.
武定路1111号. See event listing.

May 29: Female Leadership Forum: Leading Without Limits


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The Female Leadership Forum brings together industry executives, academics and students in celebration of women in leadership. The theme for 2021 is ‘leading without limits,’ and will be filled with speeches, workshops and panel discussions.  
May 29, 12.30pm; Free entry. The Child Academy. 399 Hongfeng Lu, by Mingyue Lu.
红枫路399号,近明月路. See event listing.

May 29: D.O. Yecla: International Meets Spain - Wine Tasting


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D.O. Yecla in Spain is not very known, yet it produces some of the world’s best wines, with both local and international grape varieties. Come and join this event to discover some fantastic varietals.
May 29, 3pm; RMB218. Le Patio & La Famille. 768 Julu Lu, by Fumin Lu.
巨鹿路768号巨富大厦2楼,近富民路. See event listing.

May 29: Sunset Oasis Rooftop Party


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Nova Events is teaming up with Corona for grand rooftop party ‘Sunset Oasis’ at Hotel Indigo on the Bund. Come dance as the sun goes down with nine hours of music. Party along with the best crowds from day to night.         
May 29, 4pm; RMB100 early bird, RMB150 at the door. CHAR Bar. 29-31/F, Hotel Indigo, 585 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Dongmen Lu
. 外滩英迪格酒店中山东二路585号,近东门路. See event listing.

May 29: Besame (Latin Night) Vol 3


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Besame Latin Night on the Bund Vol. 2 is bringing warm and groovy rhythms from the streets of Havana to keep you dancing all night long to the trendiest Latin hits.
May 29, 8pm; Free entry. Bar Rouge. 7F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu.
中山东一路18号7楼,近南京东路. See event listing.

May 29: FoS: Disco Hai Vol. 4


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The party that pays tribute to the 70s, 80s and 90s has reached its fourth iteration. Back at Italo with goodies, drinks and DJs.
May 29, 10pm; RMB88 presale, RMB120 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. See event listing.

May 29-30: Jing’an Courtyard Festival


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The biggest courtyard festival Jing’an has ever seen is back again. A festival for all ages, get ready to feast on amazing food and drinks and enjoy all the awesomeness that is on offer.     
May 29-30, 2-10pm; RMB20 presale, RMB30 at the door. Tonglefang. 555 Haifang Lu, by Xikan
g Lu.静安区海防路555号,近西康路.  See event listing.

May 29-30: Xibo Lunch Launch

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Xibo on Changshu Lu has launching a new lunch special, and it's the stuff of which weekend dreams are made. From 11am-2:30pm Saturday and Sunday, for just RMB288, you and your special someone (or best bud) can enjoy the following: Caesar salad with Xibonese homemade urum or homemade cold flour noodles with chili and vinegar dressing; Xibo barbecue platter of 2 charcoal-grilled lamb chops, 3 lamb skewers, 3 beef skewers, 3 chicken skewers, 3 vegetable skewers, grilled and Seasoned corn; sides of Tajiks brown pilaf with Xinjiang traditional pilaf and Uygur roasted bread; Xibo dessert platter of four selected desserts; and a jug of sangria or alcohol-free basil & lemon soda.

To purchase the weekend lunch set, click here or scan the QR code below. 

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May 29-30, 11am-2.30pm; RMB288 for two. Xibo, 3/F, 83 Changshu Lu, by Julu Lu 常熟路83号3楼, 近巨鹿路.

May 29-30: Feast Fest


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Social Supply’s seventh edition of Feast Food Festival is kicking off the summer with a week-long festival that is bigger, better and packed with more flavors than ever before.      
May 29-30, 12pm; Free entry. JingAn Kerry Center. 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Changde Lu. 南京西路1515号,近常德路 See event listing.

May 29-30: Sonic Sunrise – Charity Concert


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This is an afternoon of music at The Apartment to support Shanghai Sunrise, a nonprofit organization that sponsors the education of Shanghai’s underserved-youth.      
May 29, 2-5.30pm; RMB60. The Apartment. 2F, 160 Chengdu Nan Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu.
黄浦区成都南路160号2层.  See event listing.

May 29-30: Sunny Yang Ultrasonic


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Sunny Yang Ultrasonic Band is performing at the Lincoln Center. The group has decades of experience on stage with their wonderful jazz instruments.        
May 29-30, at various times. Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai. 4F, Meilun Building, 139 East Nanjing Lu.
南京东路139号美伦大厦4层. See event listing.

May 30: Blind Yoga


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Join this Pratyahara, or conscious ‘withdrawal of the senses’ practice, to deepen your self-awareness and expand your inner stability to relax.           
May 30, 10am; RMB128. STYX. Yongping Li, 199 Hengshan Lu, by Yongjia Lu.
衡山路199号永平里,近永嘉路. See event listing.

May 30: Rooftop Indian Food Fest 2021 – A Fundraiser


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Savor your taste buds with food from all over India, and enjoy its diversity. This large rooftop Indian food fest will be a fundraiser for COVID patients in India.         
May 30, 11am; RMB79 early bird, RMB159 at the door. Ringside Boxing & Beyond. 568 Hengfeng Lu, 3F, Centro Tower, Henghui International Building.
568恒丰路,3楼. See event listing.

May 30: Rooftop Movie Night


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ESL Passport is at it again. Their Rooftop Movie Night will be at the X-Tower this time. On-site food and drink deals will start as the play button is pressed.      
May 30, 7pm. 521/SH. 4/F, 100 Yejiazhai Lu.
叶家寨路100号4楼. See event listing

Looking Ahead...

June 19: Z-Rou Annual Chili Cookoff

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The Z-Rou Annual Chili Cookoff returns for a glorious second installment of plant-based deliciousness. This year’s competition will showcase 12 Shanghai celebrity chefs from popular venues around town. Early Bird Tickets are just RMB80, which gets you unlimited free flow chili plus a Budweiser. Prices go up on May 31 though, so get yours now!

To buy your ticket, click here or scan the below QR code:

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June 19, 2-8pm; Early Bird RMB80. Cages, 3/F, Jing'an Sports Center, 428 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu 江宁路428号静安体育中心3楼, 近武定路.


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