25 Awesome Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, June 16, 2021

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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. Tickets are just RMB100, which gets you unlimited free flow chili plus a Budweiser. Prices go up at the door, though, so get yours now!

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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.

June 26: Shanghai’s Biggest Block Party – Part II

After good times galore last month, Shanghai’s Biggest Block Party – Part II is taking place at Found 158 on June 26. Early Bird Tickets are just RMB58, which gets you a welcome drink from New Zealand's finest hard seltzer Everyday Weekend. You'll also get a wristband, which then entitles you more than 40 amazing food and drink deals across the nine participating venues. There is also going to be entertainment lined up across the venues, with everything from global sounds, reggae and funk, to Brazilian beats and Bossa Nova.

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June 26, 1-7pm. Found 158158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu 巨鹿路158号, 近瑞金一路.

The Best of the Rest...

Until June 27: The First BFC Music Festival

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The Bund Finance Center (BFC) is presenting a series of interactive events, including outdoor concerts, singing competitions and weekend market activities. 
June 5-27; Free entry. BFC (the Bund Finance Center). 600 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Fengjing Lu. 中山东二路600号,近枫泾路. 
See event listing.

June 16: New Zealand & Australia – Summer Wine Tasting

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Join The Bull & Claw to taste eight high-end wines from four famous wineries in New Zealand and Australia.
June 16, 6.30pm; RMB220 presale, RMB990 for groups of five. The Bull & Claw. 110 Fenyang Lu, by Fuxing Zhong Lu. 凤阳路110号,近复兴中路.
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June 16: Beer University: Hard Seltzer

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Beer University at Commune Reserve is back in session, this time covering a different kind of bubbles: the latest craze of hard seltzer. This alcoholic soda water has taken the West by storm, and is doing the same now in Shanghai. For RMB168, sample six different hard seltzers plus snacks and learn about this new trend that is changing the drinking scene. 
June 16, 7pm; RMB168. Commune Reserve. 1107 Yuyuan Lu, by Fenggang Lu. 愚园路1107号,近凤岗路.

June 17: Not Your Mama’s Dating Night

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Tired of the same old dating scene? Banana Bunch has a solution. This dating night is filled with speed dating games and activities, sexy snacks, cocktails and beer.
June 17, 7pm; Scan QR code for tickets. Blanc Space
 92 Tai'an Lu, by Xingguo Lu. 太安路92号.

June 17: Pop the Funk

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A night of new funk, soul, R&B and pop from guest singer Sookie and Shake’s house band. Expect dance floor-ready tunes by artists like Dua Lipa and The Weeknd.    
June 19, 9.30pm; RMB50.
Shake. 3/F, 46 Maoming Nan Lu, by Jinxian Lu. 茂名南路46号3楼,近进贤路. See event listing.

June 18: 404 X Acid Rain

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Join the Acid Rain Dance with Amphe2000 404 at Elevator as they host a celebration party.      
June 19, 8pm; Scan QR code for registration. Elevator. B1, No. 265 Nandan Dong Lu, by Caoxi Bei Lu.
南丹东路265号地下一层,近漕溪北路. See event listing.

June 19: Volunteer Training – Teaching English

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Stepping Stones is now recruiting enthusiastic volunteers to join its Shanghai English Teaching Program to migrant and disadvantaged children in Shanghai.
June 19, 9.30am; Free entry. Stepping Stones China. 2F, 75 Leshan Lu, by Guangyuan Xi Lu. 乐山路75号2楼,近广元西路.
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June 19: Juneteenth

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Juneteeth is a celebration in recognition of the final emancipation of slaves in the United States. Celebrate this day with a festival of food, music and poetry.
June 19, 1pm; RMB188 presale, RMB238 at the door. Ringside Boxing & Beyond. 568 Hengfeng Lu, 3F, Centro Tower, Henghui International Building. 568恒丰路,3楼.
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June 19: Summer at Saint Tropez Rooftop

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MVP Events brings you a brand-new stunning Rooftop Party at the luxury Hyatt on the Bund Hotel rooftop.
June 19, 3pm; RMB180 at the door. VUE Bar. Hyatt on the Bund, Level 32, West Tower. 上海外滩茂悦大酒店,西楼32层
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June 19: Solciety Rooftop Party

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Space Panda brings you the ultimate urban oasis rooftop party experience with eight DJs from Shanghai and Sanya.  
June 19, 3pm; RMB100 early bird, RMB150 at the door. TOPS at Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund. 19 Gongping Lu, by Haiping Lu. 公平路19号,近海平路. 
See event listing.

June 19: Summer Pho-stival Banh Mi Challenge

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Celebrate the beginning of summer with a Giant Banh Mi Eating challenge. Take on 45cm of this delicious Vietnamese sandwich. Special prizes will be awarded to the fastest eaters.
June 19, 5pm; Scan QR code to register. Pho To Shop by Cyclo. 974 Wuding Lu, by Jiaozhou Lu. 武定路974号,近胶州路. 
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June 19: RNBW Party

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RNBW… you know what it stands for. Join The Pearl during the queerest month of the year for a celebration of the vibrant people that make up Shanghai’s colorful community.
June 19, 6pm; RMB150 presale, RMB180 at the door. 
The Pearl. 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路. See event listing.

June 19: DNIC Workplace Conference 2021

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Diversity & Inclusion Consulting (DNIC) is proud to bring you this year’s DNIC Workplace Conference. This event brings together employers, employees and job seekers to share and learn the value of an inclusive workplace for all.     
June 19, 9pm; Scan QR code for registration. Bridge+. 5F Ascendas Plaza, 333 Tianyaoqiao Lu
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June 19: Latin Hai vol. 2

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Latin Hai seeks to share the best music and vibes from Latin countries. This is a party for all those Latin-music enthusiasts who love dancing all night.
June 19, 10pm; RMB128 presale, RMB150 at the door.
La Suite. 1111 Wuding Lu. 武定路1111号. See event listing.

June 19: Coupe de La Musique

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Enjoy a whole day of celebration for Coupe de la Musique. Start off with Buffet Brunch with two-hour free flow and kids' activities, followed by the Euro Cup France vs. Hungary match. The party starts at 23:00 for Fete de la Musique.
June 19, 12pm;  Le Cafe des Stagiaries. 1158 Julu Lu 巨鹿路158号See event listing.

June 20: Father’s Day Special

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Enjoy all-time-favorite signatures, plus new classics from the extraordinary menu. Treat your dear father and yourself with a nourishing feast on this special day.
June 20, 11.30am; Free Entry. Mr & Mrs Bund. 6F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu. 中山东一路18号6楼,近南京东路.
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June 20: A Taste of Summer

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Celebrate the start of summer with an innovative pairing of barbecue and wine. Let Bubba’s Food Co show you how a great matching wine is the essential ingredient to bring grilled dishes to a next-level gastronomic experience.
June 20, 12pm; Prices vary, scan QR code for registration. Bubba’s Food Co. 808 Shaanxi Bei Lu, Building 18, Number 103. 陕西北路808号陕康里18幢103室.
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June 20: Father’s Day Bunch, BBQ and Beer

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If you are wanting to spoil your dads the best way possible, then book for a famous brunch of tacos, quesadillas and burritos. Bring yourselves and your parents down to Tacolicious to honor fatherhood.  
June 20, 12pm; RMB150. Tacolicious. Room 104-105, 34 Yuyao Lu, by Xikang Lu. 余姚路34号1幢104-105室,近西康路.
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June 20: An Afternoon Song Recital – Juliet Petrus

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Juliet Petrus with pianist Fugen Wei will present an afternoon of Chinese and foreign art song.
June 20, 4pm; RMB180 or RMB450 including dinner. Glam. 7/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu. 中山东一路7楼,近广东路. 
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June 20: Father’s Day Set Menu

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Time for a weekend family feast at Ombra’s outdoor terrace or indoor dining area. Celebrate Father’s Day with a special four-course set menu.
June 20; Free entry. OMBRA. Jiashan Market, 550 South Shaanxi Lu, No. 37, Building A.上海市徐汇区陕西南路550弄37号嘉善老市A栋. 
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June 20: Father’s Day: Buy One Get One Free

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Enjoy dining at Cachet Lounge with friends and family to celebrate Father’s Day. Selected beverages will be buy-one-get-one free for guests with fathers.  
June 20; Free entry. Cachet Lounge. 3rd Floor, Cachet Boutique Lounge, 931 Nanjing Xi Lu. 上海市静安区南京西路931号3楼. 
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Looking ahead...

June 26: Canada Day 2021

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Kick off summer in style by joining this lovely party at One East. Mark your calendars for good times with great friends to enjoy a day filled with the tastiest Canadian food and beverages.
June 26, 2pm; Scan QR code for more information. One East. South 2 gate, No. 788 Zhongshan Nanyi Lu. 黄浦区中山南一路788号博会广场One Plaza南2门. See event listing.

June 27: Proud Stories

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June is here and rainbows are everywhere. Join Glam at the end of June to listen to speakers from the LGBTQ community share their proud stories with us.  
June 27, 2pm; Scan QR code for entry. 
Glam. 7F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu. 中山东一路5号7楼,近广东路See event listing.

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