22 Awesome Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, January 26, 2022

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Jan 26: Quiz Night at El Santo

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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 26: Models & Millionaires

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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 26, 9pm. La Suite, 1111 Wuding Lu, by Yanping Lu. 武定路1111号, 近延平路.

Jan 26: Ed Sheeran & Adele Tribute Night

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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:

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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 26-28: Spring Festival Global Culinary Program

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Enjoy a 3-day cooking workshop learning to cook global cuisines under the guidance of culinary experts. Workshop also includes useful service and beverage-making skills. Suitable for 12 years and above, or supervised kids by an adult.
Jan 26-28, 10am; RMB1560/week (RMB1860 adult and child below 12), RMB650/day (RMB750 adult and child below 12). CieCAS, Zhongshan International Plaza, Building B, 1st Floor, No. 789 West Tianshan Road. 天山西路789号中山国际广场B幢1层. See event listing.

Jan 27: Football Quiz 2022 Season Kick Off

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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

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Time to rewind to the 80s, 90s and 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:

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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 27: Critical Music Club: The All-Rockin' Roundtable

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Let's get critical! The Critical Music Club is a talk group about funky music sounds of all sorts. Each meeting has a few prescribed topics to prepare, including a top 5 ranked list and some music to listen to. No previous expertise required.
Jan 27, 8pm. La Mezcaleria. 201-2, Bldg 5, Lane 273 Jiaozhou Lu, by Xinzha Lu (enter on Yanping Lu). 胶州路273开60号5幢201-2室,近新闸路. See event listing.

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

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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:

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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 28 & 29: Icons

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Party among the stars as La Suite celebrates some of their favorite icons. Partygoers can expect an action-packed night with star-studded performances and Shanghai’s best DJs playing all night long.
Jan 28 & 29, 9pm. La Suite, 1111 Wuding Lu, by Yanping Lu. 武定路1111号, 近延平路. See event listing.

Jan 29: Linkin Park: A Tribute to Chester

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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, Disturbed, 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:

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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 29: SHAKE 1.0 Closing Party: The Funk!

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It’s been almost six years. It’s time. This is the last night for SHAKE 1.0! After this Saturday, Shanghai’s house of funk and soul is closing for some major renovation. Come get your fix because it’s gonna be a minute until SHAKE 2.0 launches.
Jan 29, 6.30pm dinner and cocktails, 9.30pm live music; RMB100. 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.

Jan 29 & 30: Freeflow Brunch at Beast of the East

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Enjoy three hours of freeflow brunch every weekend and during the holidays at Beast of the East!
Jan 29 & 30, from 11am; RMB198. Beast of the East, 291 Fumin Lu, by Donghu Lu. 富民路291号, 近东湖路. See event listing.

Jan 30: Imagine Dragons

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The showdown is on with this Imagine Dragons vs Coldplay tribute show at The Pearl.

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

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Jan 30, 6pm. RMB 150 presale, RMB180 at the door. The Pearl. 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu, 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Jan 30: 30/30 Step Challenge

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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.

Jan 30: Chinese New Year Paper Cutting Workshop

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Shanghai Pathways is hosting a two-hour hands-on paper cutting workshop for the Chinese New Year. Go to learn more about Chinese New Year customs, Chinese symbolism and art motifs. This workshop is bilingual and family-friendly.
Jan 30, 10.30am; RMB258. Book via WeChat: citywalks or scan QR code above for more information. Meeting point:
Tianzifang, Bldg 3, 311 Taikang Lu, by Ruijin Er Lu. 泰康路311号3号楼, 近瑞金二路. See event listing.

Jan 30: Mamacitas

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La Suite will turn up the heat with Latin flavors and a lively vibe. Dance to the hottest hits all night long!
Jan 30, 9pm. La Suite, 1111 Wuding Lu, by Yanping Lu. 武定路1111号, 近延平路. See event listing.

Ongoing...

Jan 26 Onwards: Happy Hour at Beast of the East

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Take advantage of Beast of the East's daily happy hour deal. Get 35% off selected drinks everyday from 3-7pm.
Jan 26 onwards, 3pm-7pm. Beast of the East, 291 Fumin Lu, by Donghu Lu. 富民路291号, 近东湖路.

Until Jan 28: Red Box Cabaret at the Pearl

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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:

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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

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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!

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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 Zhong Lu, 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

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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

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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…

Feb 3: Disco Diva Party

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Put on your highest platforms and lock in that 'do with your finest hairspray, because the Pearl invites you to rock the boat at a Disco Diva Party you'll never forget.

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

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Feb 3, 9pm. RMB150 presale, RMB180 at the door. The Pearl. 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu, 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Feb 4 & 5: Queen Tribute Concert

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As one of the most legendary rock bands of all time, Queen is a force to be reckoned with. Come for a night filled with all things Freddie Mercury.

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

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Feb 4 & 5, 8pm pre-show, 9.30pm show. RMB150 presale, RMB180 at the door. The Pearl. 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu, 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Feb 4-6: Gentlemen in Nature Spring Festival Social at Chongming Island

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Gentlemen in Nature invites all gentlemen to join a Spring Festival Social event at Chongming Island during the holidays. Planned activities include hiking, bird-watching and a lot of socializing. Scan the QR code on the poster above to sign up.
Feb 4-6, RMB400.
Dongtang Migratory Bird Reserve, Chongming Island, Dongwang Zhong Lu, by Guanhai Lu. 东旺中路, 近观海路. See event listing.

Feb 10: Tacolicious Quiz Night

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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.

Feb 10, 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.

Feb 12: Smells Like Teen Spirit

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A night of all things grunge, with scores of Seattle-based bands in flannel shirts, ripped jeans and combat boots. Expect cuts by Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains just to name but a few.

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

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Feb 12, 6pm doors, 9pm show; RMB120 presale, RMB150 on the door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Feb 12, 19 & 27: Belgian Cycling Culture in Flanders

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The new exhibition Belgian Cycling Culture in Flanders offers an introduction to the home and racing culture of the most famous cyclists in the world. Talks on Flanders cycling culture, as well as three different cycling tours through Shanghai, will be available to attendees, hosted in cooperation with VISITFLANDERS and CLUB100. To participate, bring your own bicycle to the event.

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

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Feb 12, 19 and 27, 2pm; RMB218. TSUBO, Building 7, 890 Hengshan Lu, by Tianping Lu. 衡山路890号7号楼近天平路. See event listing.

Feb 13: Valentine's Night

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Get in the mood for Valentine's Day with a movie marathon featuring Grease, Romeo+Juliet and Titanic. Even better, it's free entrance and free popcorn!
Feb 13, 2pm doors, 3pm movie. 
The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Feb 14: Cheese and Coffee Master Program

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Stuck in Shanghai for Chinese New Year? Brush up on your cheese and coffee knowledge at Relish by The Cheesery. Brunch included.
Feb 4, 11am; RMB198. Relish by The Cheesery, 1/F Xingfujihui, Bldg 4, 381 Panyu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu. 番禺路381号4号楼幸福集荟1楼, 近法华镇路. See event listing.

Feb 14: Superbowl LVI Live Coverage at Beast of the East

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Enjoy live coverage of the Super Bowl LVI at Beast of the East. Door charge includes breakfast and one drink. The complimentary vodka/espresso shot at the door will make your 6am wake-up time worth it. RSVP for a table.
Feb 14, 6am doors, 7.30am game; RMB150. Beast of the East, 291 Fumin Lu, by Donghu Lu. 富民路291号, 近东湖路. See event listing.

Feb 14: Superbowl LVI Live Coverage at Big Bamboo

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Cheer your team on while watching the live coverage of the Super Bowl LVI at Big Bamboo's Hongqiao and Jinqiao locations, with an awesome brunch menu to boot! Make sure to reserve your seats.
Feb 14, 7.30am.
Big Bamboo Hongqiao, Hong Mei Entertainment Street, No. 20, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, by Hongxu Lu, 虹梅路3338弄虹梅休闲街20号, 近延安西路 and Big Bamboo Jinqiao, 381 Hongfeng Lu, by Biyun Lu, 红枫路381号, 近碧云路. See event listing.

Feb 14: Superbowl LVI Tailgate Party

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Calling all NFL lovers in Shanghai – are you ready for Superbowl LVI? Kick off the fun with a scrumptious American breakfast while watching the live game from the main bar area or in Topgolf's exclusive Swing Suites.
Feb 14, 6.30am. Lounge by Topgolf, 2/F, Central Plaza, 227 Huangpi Bei Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu. 黄陂北路227号中区广场2楼,近南京西路. See event listing.

Feb 14: Super Bowl Live Coverage at Pistolera

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Kick off your Valentine's Day with fellow football fanatics at Pistolera Shanghai Center, watching live coverage of Super Bowl LVI as you feast on an awesome brunch menu. Be sure to RSVP!
Feb 14, 7.30am. Pistolera (Shanghai Center),1/F, Shanghai Center, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu. 南京西路1376号上海商城1楼, 近西康路. See event listing.

Feb 14: Ed Sheeran & Adele Valentine's Special

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Prepare yourself for a romantic night of all things Adele and Ed Sheeran, performed live by Ksenia and Dave Stone, with backup by the Red Stars while savoring a special Valentine's menu. Seating is limited to one couple per table.

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

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Feb 14, 6pm doors, 8pm show; RMB888 to RMB1288 dinner options available. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Feb 17: British Invasion

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Celebrate all things British with the music from Coldplay, The Beatles, Eurythmics, Queen, Def Leppard, Oasis, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Pink Floyd, Elton John and more.   

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

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Feb 17, 9pm doors, 9.30pm show; RMB100. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Feb 20: Stone

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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:

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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

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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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