18 Awesome Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, July 21, 2021

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July 23: SoC @ IDEO Presents: An evening of Music, Creativity & Community

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Stimulate your creativity at Seeds of Change summer party @IDEO with a contemporary take on Chinese folk music blending traditional instruments with melodic beats that will take you away.
July 23, 6.30pm; Purchase tickets by clicking hereIDEO at Columbia Circle. Building 11, 1262 Yan'an Xi Lu, by Panyu Lu.
延安西路1262号,近番禺路. See event listing.

July 23: Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020

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Check out a live broadcast of the Summer Olympics 2020 in Tokyo with indoor and outdoor screens. Dress up in your favorite Olympic athletic outfits to get free shots.
July 25, 7pm; Free entry. Le Café des Stagiaires. Found 158, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu.
巨鹿路158Found 158,近瑞金一路. See event listing.

July 23: Kings of Shanghai

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Bar Rouge will crown the King of Shanghai. Come on down to the Bund to show the city why you deserve the title.
July 25, 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.

July 23: Liquid Splash

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Liquid Laundry’s seventh anniversary party is ready to turn it up. Come dressed in fluorescent colored clothes as the laundry room will transform into a luminous techno party.   
July 25, 9pm; RMB128 includes three drinks or snacks. ChemDry Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Service. 98 Laiting Nan Lu, by Banting Lu.
涞亭南路98号,近半亭路See event listing.

July 23: Versace on the Floor: The Bruno Mars Tribute

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Shanghai’s house of funk and soul presents a Bruno Mars tribute show featuring singer Sookie and the whole Shake band.
July 25, 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.

July 23: FoS Latin High #3

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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 while simultaneously celebrating Columbian Independence Day. Sign up via this QR code below.


July 25, 10pm; Purchase tickets through QR code. The Apartment. 2F, 160 Chengdu Nan Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu.
黄浦区成都南路1602. See event listing.

July 24: Beasts of Barbecue

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Bubba's brings back its annual barbecue festival with an invitation only featuring Shanghai’s top pit masters around the grill.
July 18, 12pm; Various tickets available.
Bubba’s Food Co. 808 Shaanxi Bei Lu, Building 18, Room 103. 陕西北路808号陕康里18幢103室. See event listing.

July 24: Human Connections-Contacts Improvisation

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Feeling stressed and anxious? Come dive into this meditative workshop involving dance and contact.
July 24, 3pm; RMB149. IAPM Mall. 999 Huaihai Lu, Xuhui District. 
徐汇区淮海路999号See event listing.

July 24: Vibrance Dance: While you are here you should dance

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Vibrance Dance invites you to open your heart. Fully immerse yourself in dance while sensing your whole body, breath and the movements you make.
July 24, 3pm; Purchase tickets by clicking hereEF Education First. 258 Tongren Lu, by Yuyuan Dong Lu.
铜仁路258号,豫园东路. See event listing.

July 24: Contact Dance

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Contact Dance is a kind of improvised dance, also usually considered as healing practice, a very usual method to release stress and anxiety. Come to engage in a path of enlightenment, joy and peace.
July 24, 3pm; RMB119 early bird, RMB149 regular. Baoding Mall 7A-3, Xujiahui Lu No. 550, Huangpu Shanghai. 

July 24: MET Presents The Sound I Dream

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With MET, create memories combining music and experience. For The Sound I Dream, expect mid-summer vibes of pastel colors and a full-on sensory experience.
July 24, 4pm; RMB100 early bird, RMB200 at the door.
Bar Rouge. 7F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu. 中山东一路18号7楼,近南京东路. See event listing.

July 24: Ringside Fight Night N12

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This time the fight night is taking place on the Ringside Terrace in the heart of Shanghai, which allows for a fun outdoor, summer atmosphere. Expect twelve boxing and Muay Thai amateur fighters.
July 24, 5pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 at the door.
Ringside Boxing and Beyond. 568 Hengfeng Lu, 3F, Centro Tower, Henghui International Building. 568恒丰路,3See event listing.

July 24-25: Savvy Exchange Vintage Market

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The Savvy Exchange Market is back again with a vintage theme this month. Bringing together more than 30 vintage stores from around Shanghai, the second-hand market will be bumping. Bonus, there will be a film screening, DJs, ice cream and snacks provided by Tomatito. 
July 24-25, 2-10pm; RMB30 presale, RMB50 at the door. 1933 Laochangfang. 611 Liyang Lu, by Shajing Lu. 溧阳路611号吗,近沙泾路.

July 25: Coco Flamingo

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The one and only Coco Flamingo is back for a summer edition. This time, the Flamingo will be perched on Kartel’s rooftop terrace with the same two lads whirling up a frozen frenzy of tropical cocktails paired with Yingos BBQ.
July 25, 1pm; Free entry. Kartel. 5F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, by Julu Lu.
襄阳北路15楼,近巨鹿路See event listing.

July 25: Adventurers Wanted: A D&D Workshop

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Ever wondered what it is like to play Dungeons and Dragons? Have you played before and need a refresher? This workshop is just for you.
July 25, 4pm; RMB140 early bird, RMB160 regular. Agora Space. Building 8, 1199 Panyu Lu, by Kaixuan Lu.
番禺路11998号,近凯旋路See event listing.

July 25: Teen’s recital for charity!

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Alex will be having his first charity piano recital where all proceeds will go to Shanghai Sunrise. As a young boy, he believes that music can benefit society and charity.
July 25, 7.30pm; Scan QR code for registration.
Shanghai Oriental Art Center. 425 Dingxiang Lu, by Shiji Dadao.丁香路425号,近世纪大道See event listing.

Ongoing: Summer Wave

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BFC will bring its hot concept of ‘Glamping’ into the city, presenting the urban beach camping area. Through graffiti, indoor salons and other exciting displays, BFC is all about the outdoor-living and outdoor-loving environment.

July 10-Sep 12; Free entry. BFC. 600 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Dongmen Lu. 中山东二路600号,近东门路. See event listing.

July 26: Food & Drink Quiz


An F&B Quiz with seven rounds of food and drink trivia fun and shots for each round winner. Free to enter, everyone is welcome to join, with a tomahawk steak and bottles of Fernet Branca and Jameson up for grabs for the ultimate epicurean champions.
July 26, 7.30pm; Free Entry. 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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