21 Awesome Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, November 24, 2021

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Nov 25-27: Mama Mia! Abba Tribute Concert


Music to make you go blonde and bust some moves. The show of explosive hits penned and sung by international superstars ABBA will make its triumphant return to the Pearl. Last time it was a sold out affair, and this time they will only be performing the show over the course of three nights. So, get your tickets fast for Mama Mia! ABBA Tribute Concert.

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Nov 25 8pm; RMB100. Nov 26-27, 8.30pm; RMB150. The Pearl. 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu, 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Dec 11: SantaCon


Nothing says Christmas like being surrounded by dozens of drunk Santas. And the only way you will get to see this is at SantaCon, a yearly Santa Claus-themed pub crawl unlike any other. Seven venues, with a drink at each and an hour of free flow at the final destination. Get your outfit ready and your ticket now!

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Dec 11, 2pm; RMB258 presale, RMB298 at the door. Various locations including The Blarney Stone, La Baracca, The Smokehouse x Camel. Cantina Agave. Lucky Mart. The Hope Project. El Santo.

Dec 17-18: The Pearl’s Snow Ball


Come all ye faithful and seek refuge from the cold night in the warmth of the Pearl manger. A place adults can indulge in the steamier side of the occasion. The Pearl’s Red Stars will once again be hosting a British invasion, playing songs by British bands. There will also be immersive cabaret performed by the wonderful Silk Room’s Jingle Belles, and burlesque dancing to add to the playful nature of the holidays.

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Dec 24-25, 9.30pm; RMB180 presale, RMB220 at the door. The Pearl. 1F, 380 Weihai Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu. 威海路380号1层,近石门一路. 

Dec 24-25: Mrs Claus Christmas Dinner


Mrs Claus welcomes you to a hearty Christmas Feast, prepared none other than Chef Elf Baidas himself. Complete with a full buffet of fresh seafood, succulent hams, juicy turkey, tender brisket and bit of mulled wine for a hint of debauchery. And what is a Christmas evening without some festive entertainment? Mrs Claus will be inviting a delightful group of North Pole friends to entertain you all. Expect to be regaled by Christmas classics that will make you feel at home and all warm and fuzzy.

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Dec 24-25, 6pm; Scan QR code for reservation. The Pearl. 1F, 380 Weihai Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu. 威海路380号1层,近石门一路.

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Nov 24: Butler & White’s Pop-Up

Calling all fans of Butler & White’s food products. They are excited to announce that you no longer have to wait for your food to be delivered. For one night, Butler & White will be at Perch to serve all your favorites.
Nov 24, 6pm; Scan QR code for reservation. Perch. Room 107, 445 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu.
江宁路445号107室,近武定路. See event listing.

Nov 25: An Ultimate Italian-Thai Cocktail Pairing

Wondering what Italian cuisine fused with Thai flavors would be like? Enjoy this five-course menu with three fantastic guests.      
Nov 25, 7pm; RMB608. URBAN Café. 1F, 380 Weihai Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu.
威海路380号1层,近石门一路. See event listing.

Nov 25: LVER Queendom  

Everyone already knows that it’s the fierce ladies of Shanghai that actually run this place. Let’s salute them at Bar Rouge.
Nov 25, 8pm; Free entry. Bar Rouge. 7F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu.
中山东一路18号,近南京东路. See event listing.

Nov 27: Le Wagon 2021 Fall Job Fair

Find career opportunities with more than 100+ jobs from numerous top international companies.      
Nov 27, 1pm; Free entry. Planet One. L1-09, Sinar Mas Plaza, 588 Dongchangzhi Lu, Hongkou District, Shanghai.
海虹口区东长治路588号白玉兰广场L1-09. See event listing.

Nov 27: 5+2 Funkadeli and Italo Trattoria Anniversary

Another year means another bigger and better Funkadeli celebration. More fun, more craziness, more drinks, more food and more love.       
Nov 27, 3pm; RMB50. Funkadeli. 291 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu.
富民路291号,近长乐路. See event listing.

Nov 27: Seven Breweries


Tap That on Wuding Lu is presenting you with seven incredible breweries. For three hours, enjoy twelve taps and constant free flow.        
Nov 27, 3pm; RMB158. Tap That. 1123 Wuding Lu. 武定路1123号.  

Nov 27: Chicks Gone Wild Skate Party

Ready to join chicks gone wild for this Thanksgiving weekend with DJ Alynaa’s RNB, pop and hip hop?    
Nov 27, 7pm. RIINK. Building 18, Room 102, 358 Kangding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu, Shankang Li.
静安区康定路358号陕康里18号楼102室. See event listing.

Nov 27: South African Experience

Indulge in a South African Dinner party with a set dinner, hosted by Vicky and The People’s Dancer with special guest, Jovi.      
Nov 27, 8pm. Cyclo. 158 Julu Lu, Found 158, by Ruijin Yi Lu.
巨鹿路158号Found 158,近瑞金一路. See event listing.

Nov 27: HTTP

Special guests Oil Nature, Dandi and OFFSKII are ready to bring HTTP ravers to an energetic peak. Collectively, let’s release a ‘cosmic sigh’ on the dance floor.    
Nov 27, 9pm. 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.

Nov 27-28: Yoga Retreat in Chongming Island

Enjoy this peaceful weekend with a retreat to Chongming Island with activites in nature: yoga, cycling, vegetable and fruit picking, meditation and mindfulness. 
Nov 27-28; RMB2681. Scan QR code for more information. Chongming Island. 
崇明岛. See event listing.

Nov 28: Immersive Yoga Singing Bowl

Have a relaxing Sunday morning with an immersive yoga and singing bowl mediation with full screens and a tranquil environment.    
Nov 28, 10am; Scan QR code for reservations. Planet One. L1-09, Sinar Mas Plaza, 588 Dongchangzhi Lu, Hongkou District, Shanghai. 
禺路390号,上海虹口区长治路588号. See event listing.

Nov 28: Yard Sale


This is a yard sale that you don’t want to miss: coffee, food, vintage goods, jewelry, antiques and so more!
Nov 28, 11am; Free entry. Egg Zhenning. 18C, Building 1, No. 181 Kabe 465 Zhenning Lu. 镇宁路,长宁区镇宁路465弄181号楼1楼.

Nov 28: Special Collab Launch Party


Egg is hosting a special collab launch party for their beer collection.        
Nov 28, 2pm; Scan QR code for reservation. Egg Zhenning. 18C, Building 1, No. 181 Kabe 465 Zhenning Lu. 镇宁路,长宁区镇宁路465弄181号楼1楼.

Nov 28: Coconut Lounge: Free Improv Pop-Up Party

Zmack improv is having this free pop-up party at Lucca. Meet their newest improv team, Coconut Lounge.    
Nov 28, 7pm; Free entry. Lucca 390. 390 Panyu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu.
番禺路390号,近法华镇路. See event listing. 


Nov 20-Dec 5: BFC Music Festival

The Bund Finance Center (BFC) music festival is in full swing. All performances will be centered on three themes: unlimited beats, music planet wandering and floating rhythm.   
Nov 20-Dec 5, 6pm; 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.

Looking ahead...

Dec 3-5: Christmas Time in the City


Doing some last-minute shopping? Look no further, Commune Market has got designer gifts, accessories, food, wine and good music for you.       
Dec 3-5 & 10-12, 11am; Free entry. Commune market. 199 Hengshan Lu, Line 1 Hengshan Lu Exit 4. 上海市徐汇区衡山路199号,1号线衡山路站4号口.

Dec 4: An Evening Like No Other – Aura Soiree

Partnered with Shanghai’s celebrated chefs and bartenders, this evening will be filled with distinctive cuisines.   
Dec 4, 6pm; RMB588. Aura Lounge & Jazz Bar. 52F, 8 Shiji Dadao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu.
世纪大道8号国金中心52层,近陆家嘴环路. See event listing.

Dec 4: Shanghai Sunrise 25th Anniversary Fundraiser

Shanghai Sunrise, a volunteer-led non-profit organization is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a huge winter gala and fundraiser. Tickets include a three-course dinner, live entertainment, free flow wine, beer, cocktails and a silent auction.
Dec 4, 6pm; RMB988. Hyatt on the Bund. 199 Huangpu Lu, by Wuchang Lu. 黄浦路199号上海外滩茂悦大酒店,近武昌路. See event listing.

Dec 4: Red Ribbon Gala 2021 for World AIDS Day

The Red Ribbon Gala, a signature fundraiser for World AIDS Day, is back for the sixth edition to support the efforts of Shanghai Qingai Health Center  
Dec 4, 6pm; Various prices. Andaz Xintiandi Shanghai. 88 Songshan Lu, by Taicang Lu. 嵩山路88号,近太仓路. 
See event listing.

Dec 11: Ambassy Holiday Market


Looking to do some last-minute Christmas gift shopping? The Ambassy Holiday Market will be selling some artisan foods, exquisite crafts and local products.
Dec 11, 11am; Free entry. Ambassy Club. 1500 Huai Hai Zhong Lu. 上海淮海中路1500号,近乌鲁木齐路. See event listing.

Dec 24-25: Mrs Claus Naighty Xmas Party


The Pearl is hosting a Mrs. Claus Naughty Xmas Party featuring The Silk Room's Single Belles. Expect a jolly night of entertainment featuring cabaret, burlesque, aerial and music by the Red Stars Band. 
Dec 24-25, 9.30pm; Scan QR code for reservation. The Pearl. 1F, 380 Weihai Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu. 威海路380号1层,近石门一路.

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