23 Awesome Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, January 18, 2022

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Jan 21 & 22: Muggle's Ball


You are cordially invited to the Muggles Ball. An entire weekend celebrating the most prestigious school for witchcraft and wizardry, Hogwarts. Catch live appearances from your favorite Harry Potter characters, performances throughout the evening, scenes from the movies recreated, contests for best costumes and showcase games celebrating the world’s most famous wizarding franchise.

The entertainment starts from 9pm, but come early and eat in the Great Hall with other wizards, witches, muggles and magical creatures. Professor Baidas will be on hand to teach the magical culinary arts with a feast of delectable dishes. 

Tickets for the express train at Platform Zhapu Lu 471 ¾ are just RMB150 early bird, but likely to sell out, so get yours now by clicking here or scanning the QR code:


Jan 21 & 22, doors 6pm, entertainment from 9pm; RMB150 early bird. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Jan 23: Academy of Magic


On Sunday, it’s time for the families to enjoy the magic!

Wear your best wizarding robes and join The Storybook team and their wizards and witches for games, activities, crafts and more magical surprises. There will be two sessions available, 10am to 12 midday and 2.30pm to 4.30pm. You can also stay after the morning session or arrive before the afternoon session to enjoy a free viewing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, starting at 12 midday.

Suitable for ages 4+, tickets are RMB188 for children, which includes the wizard school activities and snacks buffet. Tickets for parents are RMB120, which includes an entre item and a drink.

Tickets are strictly limited to 50 per session and will sell out fast, so get yours now by clicking here or scanning the QR:


F45 and REVO New Year’s Resolution Plan


The holidays have ended; it’s time to focus on getting back into a routine and back into shape. That’s Shanghai has partnered up with F45 and REVO for a special New Year’s Resolution Plan to get your 2022 started the right way! 

RMB1,688 gets you the following:

  • 1 month F45 gym membership valid for all three studios and unlimited classes

    • Valued at RMB1,688

  • 3 day meal plan from REVO (one time only), including breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning snack and afternoon snack, all delivered to any downtown Puxi address

    • Valued at RMB630

Looking for a little more info before taking this life-affirming plunge? Simply click here.

The New Year’s Resolution Plan is limited to the first 20 people to purchase, so get yours now by clicking here or scanning the QR:


Best of the Rest...

Jan 19: Quiz Night at El Santo


Shanghai's longest running quiz, the Wednesday Quiz Night at El Santo is absolutely free to enter and features 10 rounds covering everything from current events, geography, history, pop culture, music, film and more, with great prizes up for grabs. Drinks are half price until 8pm, food is half price until 10pm, with the quiz all wrapped up by around 10pm so everyone can be fresh at work the next day. Scan the QR on the poster above to sign up now.
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.

Jan 19: Models & Millionaires


Head over to La Suite for Models & Millionaires, a night filled with delicious drinks and live music to help speed up the work week.
Jan 19, 9pm. La Suite, 1111 Wuding Lu, by Yanping Lu. 武定路1111号, 近延平路.

Jan 20: Moves like Jagger!


Moves like Jagger is back at The Pearl! Get ready to dance your way throughout the night with the hits of the 2000s.

Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:


Jan 20, 6pm doors, 8.30pm show; RMB100 presale, RMB120 at the door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Jan 20: New Quiz Season at Tacolicious


The Tacolicious Quiz is back! Join an eight-week, fortnightly quiz season with award-winning tacos and happy hour all night, as well as amazing prizes to be won. As always, there will be six rounds of trivia fun, including film and music rounds, with shots for each round winner. Oh, and it is all done by 10pm. You know, just in case you have work the next day. Scan the QR code on the flyer above to register.

Oh, and you can also win a bottle of wine to enjoy at the quiz - scan the QR below to find out how...


Jan 20, 7.30pm; FreeTacolicious, Room104-105, 34 Yuyao Lu, by Xikang Lu 地址  余姚路34号1幢104-105室, 近西康路.

Jan 20: Latin Grooves Night at El Santo


Get your dancing shoes ready for an evening of Latin dances organized by El Santo. On Rhythm Dance Studio’s Jorge Geronimo will guide you through a class of Salsa, Bachata, ChaCha and more. RMB100 will get you a dance class, one drink and a Latin DJ Party. See you on the dance floor!
Jan 20, 8pm; RMB100. El Santo Tacos & Tequila. 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.

Jan 20-22: Egg Chef's Table January


New year, new Egg Chef’s Table! Baba's Shanghainese New Year Gatherings will include staple dishes such as Hongshaorou with Arrowhead, Hairy Crab with Rice Cakes and Scallion Pancakes. Come to revel in the chefs’ stories through special tasting menus created exclusively for these intimate evenings.
Jan 20-22, 8pm. Egg,12 Xiangyang Bei Lu, by Changle Lu. 襄阳北路12号, 近长乐路.

Jan 22: Basmat Levin Studio Closing Sale


Another end of an era moment, this time in the Shanghai art world – after two years of being unable to visit the city, Israeli artist Basmat Levin is closing her studio in M50. One of the most distinctive artists in Shanghai, her vibrant and energetic works, often featuring her funky portraiture, were to be found across the city. Shanghai will certainly be a less colorful place without Basmat and her work, and this is your last chance (for now, at least) to own one of her pieces.
Jan 22, 12-5pm. M50, 50 Moganshan Lu, by Changhua Lu, Building 4, Room 215. 莫干山路50号16号楼, 近昌化路.

Can't make the sale? Contact Stephanie Sallette, co-founder of interior decoration brand Studio NooSH, for a list of works:

READ MORE: Artist Basmat Levin is Closing Her Shanghai M50 Studio

Jan 22: An Evening Like No Other –  Aura Soiree


Aura Soiree features a selection of signature Asian dishes prepared by Chef Carlos from High Yaki and Chef Hardeep from Klay, as well as drinks by Matthew from Hakkasan. Enjoy an evening like no other with freeflow drinks and a live performance.
Jan 22, 6pm; from RMB588. Aura Lounge & Jazz Bar, 52F, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong; Shanghai IFC, 8 Century Avenue, Lujiazui, Pudong Shanghai. 浦东陆家嘴世纪大道8号国金中心上海浦东丽思卡尔顿酒店52楼. See event listing.

Jan 22: The Shanghai Beatles


All the way from Liverpool Japan, the Shanghai Beatles have been rocking Abbey Road from as far back as anyone can remember, and are this city's very own Fab Four experience.
Jan 22, 8pm; Free entry. Abbey Road3 Taojiang Lu, by Fenyang Lu. 桃江路3号, 近汾阳路.

READ MORE: We Spoke to the Japanese Paul McCartney of the Shanghai Beatles

Jan 22: ALTER.Chinese New Year Special


Celebrate the Lunar New Year at La Barra and La Mezcaleria with grooves by DJs MC7, ALTER.Soundsystem, Void, Nat Alexander, Robjam and Wensen across a two-stage set up. Enjoy welcome drinks provide by 白8 baijiu.
Jan 22, 9pm; RMB120 presale, RMB150 at door. La Barra & La Mezcaleria, 2/F, Bldg 5, Lane 273 Jiaozhou Lu, by Xinzha Lu (enter on Yanping Lu). 胶州路273开60号5幢2楼,近新闸路.

Jan 22: The Mountain Junkies


Join The Mountain Junkies for a trip intertwined in cosmic melody and mountainous grooves combining world electro, shamanic disco and organic techno.
Jan 22, 10pm; RMB30 before 11pm, RMB60 after 11pm.
Dada Shanghai, 1303 Yan'an Xi Lu, by Anxi Lu.延安西路1303号, 近安西路. See event listing.

READ MORE: Meet the Mountain Junkies, Shamanic Disco DJs

Jan 23: New Year Musical Night


Ring in the New Year at Blue Note with a night of pop music performances by various musical actors.
Jan 23, 6.30pm doors, 8pm show; RMB168 single, RMB199 single with snack, RMB299 double. Blue Note, 3-5 Floor, Zhongxin Guangchang, 867 Sichuan Bei Lu, by Haining Lu. 四川北路867号中信广场3-5层, 近海宁路. See event listing.


Until Jan 20: I AM! Celebrating Life & Growth Art Exhibition


As part of a year-long series celebrating Shanghai Singapore International School’s 25th Anniversary, SSIS students from PN to G12 will be showcasing over 900 artworks in an art exhibition themed ‘I AM! Celebrating Life and Growth’ at the prestigious chi K11 art museum.
Until Jan 20, 10am-8pm (last entry 7.30pm). 
K11 Art Mall300 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Madang Lu. 淮海中路300号, 近马当路. See event listing

Until Jan 22: Crafted in China


Pudao Wines is hosting a series of events showcasing China's locally crafted wines, beers and spirits, telling the stories behind the products and giving guests the chance to meet the people behind the products and taste what the country has to offer.
Until Jan 22, various start times and locations. Scan the QR code on the flyer for more details.

Until Jan 22: Wan + at Wan More Nightclub


WAN MORE have launched a WAN + project every Friday and Saturday to January 22. Expect an electronic music party especially prepared for EDM lovers. Bonus: you can get 10 selected cocktails for RMB99.
Until Jan 22. 
WAN MORE1F, 888 Wanhangdu Lu, 万航渡路888号1楼. See event listing.

Until Jan 28: Red Box Cabaret at the Pearl


Red Box Cabaret is taking over The Pearl with burlesque and cabaret performances every evening. Expect all the dancing, singing and ooh la la you can imagine.

Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:


Until Jan 28, 6pm doors, 7pm show; RMB188 presale, RMB228 at the door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Until Feb 15: Alex Israel: Freeway


Shanghai Fosun Foundation presents the first museum-scale exhibition in China of American artist Alex Israel, famous for his abstract neon gradient spray paintings, iconic self-portraits and his use of exciting new mediums and materials. The exhibit’s videos, paintings, sculptures and installations reveal Israel’s LA-inspired perspectives on mass media and pop culture.
Until Feb 15, 10am-6pm. Fosun Foundation Art Center. 600 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Dongmen Lu. 中山东二路600号, 近东门路. See event listing.

Until Feb 18: Let The Joy Begin with The Celebration of Golden Tiger Year!


BFC turns into a one-stop landmark for the Year of the Tiger with Tiger themed decorations, Banyan Tree Blessings, a Chinese New Year market, cultural activities and lighting shows. Until February 18, enjoy extraordinary lights along Fangbang Middle Road, BFC Rink on the Bund lighting shows and the Yuyuan Lantern Festival.
Until Feb 18. BFC, 600 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Fengjing Lu. 中山东二路600号,近枫泾路.

Until Feb 27: Rink on the Bund


Rink on the Bund, a 200-square meter open-air ice rink in BFC’s north district, stays open well into Feb 27.
Until Feb 27. BFC, 600 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Fengjing Lu. 中山东二路600号,近枫泾路.

Until Apr 20: Meet Egypt: The Exhibition of the Golden Mummies


Plunge into the mysterious world of Egyptian mummies at Meet Egypt: The Exhibition of Golden Mummies. Delving into the intriguing culture of ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece, the exhibition features six golden mummies dating back 2,000 years, and hundreds of valuable archeological relics, all of which belong to the UK’s Manchester Museum collection.
Until Apr 20, 10am-6pm. Meet You Museum (Jing’An branch), 210 Wenshui Lu, Jing’An District. 上海市静安区汶水路210号. See event listing.

Looking Ahead…

Jan 26: Ed Sheeran & Adele Tribute Night


Prepare yourself for a full night of all things Adele and Ed Sheeran, performed live by Ksenia and Dave Stone, with backup by the Red Stars.

Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:


Jan 26, 6pm doors, 8pm show; RMB120 presale, RMB150 on the door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Jan 27: Football Quiz 2022 Season Kick Off


The monthly Football Quiz is back for a new season at the The Hop Project. The action kicks off at 7.30pm, with seven rounds of football fun. Entry is free, with plenty of booze prizes on offer. It is also a league with each seasons' winners crowned and given a grand prize, the likes of which football fans can only dream. Scan the QR on the flyer above to reserve a table now.

Jan 27, 7.30pm; Free entry. The Hop Project, 372 Dagu Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu 大沽路372号, 近成都北路

Jan 27: Rewind Party


Time to rewind to the 80s, 90s, 2000s! Expect to hear top songs form Madonna, Spice Girls, Michael Jackson, Maroon 5, One Republic and so much more, all performed live.

Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:


Jan 27, 8pm doors, 8.30pm show; RMB100 presale, RMB120 at the door. The Pearl471 Zhapu Lu,by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Jan 28: Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 & Lady Gaga Tribute Show


The Pearl’s Tribute series just keeps getting bigger! After sold-out series for Queen, Adele & Ed Sheeran and Linkin Park, The Pearl’s Red Stars band will be getting into the biggest stars of the 2000s: Maroon 5, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga. Gorgeous, talented dancers Sasha and Anna inject a bit of sexy glamour into their choreographed routines to lead the audience astray.

Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:


Jan 28, 9.30pm; RMB150 presale, RMB180 at the door. The Pearl471 Zhapu Lu,by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Jan 29: Linkin Park: A Tribute to Chester


It has been five years since the world lost the immense talent of Chester Bennington. For this month’s Linkin Park - Nu Metal show at The Pearl, the core focus will be on Linkin Park to honor his memory as best they know how... by rocking and moshing hard! Along with the major Linkin Park hits, the Red Stars will be banging out tunes from Korn, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Godsmack, Distrubed, Papa Roach, System of a Down, Rage Against The Machine and Three Days Grace. This will be a high voltage concert from start to finish.

Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:


Jan 29, 6pm doors, 9pm show; RMB150 presale, RMB180 at the door. The Pearl471 Zhapu Lu,by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Jan 30: 30/30 Step Challenge


Join this monthly Step Challenge, where you walk 10,000 steps for 30 consecutive days and submit your step via a QR code. They keep track of everyone’s steps and send a report to the group every morning. To join, contact WeChat ID:Fatima2909 or scan the QR code on the poster above.
Jan 30-Feb 28. RMB30. Held online. For more information, scan the QR code.

Feb 20: Stone


All original hard-hitting, foot-stomping psychedelic blues 'n' folk rock from the man, the myth Dave Stone, who will be joined by trumpet player extraordinaire Jeremy Sinclair, master of the bass Fred Grenade and tickler of the ivories Michael Compton.

Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:


Feb 20, 6pm doors, 8pm show; RMB120 presale, RMB150 at the door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Feb 26: Speed Dating with a Twist


Date Night China is holding its very first speed dating event in Shanghai! Only 15 males and 15 females will be able to secure tickets for this event. Anonymous fun is always the best!
Feb 26, 8pm; RMB125 early bird, RMB150 regular. Gin & Co Bar, 339 Jiaozhou Lu, by Wuding Lu. 胶州路339号 近武定路. See event details.

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