18 Awesome Things to do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, March 9, 2022

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Mar 12: El Santo is Turning 5 Party!

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El Santo is turning five years old, and you're all invited to help celebrate this milestone. Kicking off from 4pm (and the weather report is looking lovely), the celebrations will run late into the night. Show the flyer above to your server and get selected deals on tacos, Corona and frozen margaritas, then tuck in for a night of amazing entertainment!
Mar 12, 4pm. 
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.

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Mar 9: 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. Scan the QR on the poster above to sign up now.
Mar 9, 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.

Mar 11: Britney Spears vs Madonna

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March 11 sees the Queens of Pop do battle and Britney Spears takes in Madonna as part of The Pearl's International Women's Week of Shows.

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

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Mar 11, 6pm doors, 9.30pm show; RMB150 presale, RMB200 door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路. See event listing.

Mar 11: Life in Plastic

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Welcome to the plastic doll house! Space Panda invites you to an all-night Barbie & Ken dress-up party, complete with props, accessories and house music. Spend an evening dancing and mingling in a world of blue and pink, which just so happen to be the night's dress code colors.
Mar 11, 7pm; RMB100 early bird, RMB120 presale, RMB150 door. Up Shanghai, 2/F, 688 Shaanxi Bei Lu, by Wuding Lu. 陕西北路688号2楼, 近武定路. See event listing.

Mar 11: Shanghai Sunrise Charity Quiz

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A special Charity Quiz raising funds for Shanghai Sunrise. Started in 1996, Shanghai Sunrise is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by raising funds for educational scholarships for underprivileged and at-risk young people. RMB100 gets you entry to the quiz along with a drink and a raffle ticket. There will be great prizes on offer in the raffle – as well as for the top teams in the quiz – with 100% of money raised going to sponsor a Shanghai youth’s education. So head along and test your brain for a great cause – scan the QR on the flyer above to reserve a spot now!

READ MORE: Education Charity Shanghai Sunrise Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary

Fri Mar 11, 7.30pm; RMB100. 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.

Mar 11: Professionals Networking Mixer Night

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Calling all professionals and industry leaders from various fields such as digital marketing, brand consulting, social media, retail e-commerce, beauty and fashion, FMCG and MCN companies: this event is for you. Come and meet like-minded peers in a friendly environment, share best practices, explore potential cooperation and develop in your careers. Get connected and get inspired! Scan to register a spot.
Mar 11, 7.30pm; RMB118 to RMB128 presale, RMB150 doors. Gin&Co Bar, 339 Jiaozhou Lu, by Wuding Lu. 胶州路339号 近武定路. See event listing.

Mar 12: Ladies Rock

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Rounding out The Pearl's International Women's Week of Shows is a night of Ladies Rock with Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Pink.

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

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Mar 12, 6pm doors, 9.30pm show; RMB150 presale, RMB180 door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路. See event listing.

Mar 12: Yunnan Wine Tasting

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Take part in this unique occasion to discover some of Yunnan’s best wineries with a wine tasting afternoon featuring four premium wines from four different wineries, along with delicious finger foods. A fun gathering of wine lovers and adventurers accompanied with in-depth stories by Chinese wine expert Lionel. Seats are very limited. Book yours now by scanning the QR on the poster.
Mar 12, 4pm; RMB280. Ombra, Jiashan Market, 550 South Shaanxi Rd No.37, Lane Building A. 上海市徐汇区陕西南路550弄37号嘉善老市A栋. See event listing.

Mar 12: Wheat Straw Painting Craft Workshop

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Shanghai Pathways is hosting a two-hour wheat straw painting workshop with an expert guide and calligraphy artist. Learn all about wheat straw art and create your own wheat straw painting by the end of the session. This workshop is bilingual, family-friendly, and will be led by Janny Chyn. Meeting place is at Yu Garden. Book via WeChat: citywalks or email them at shanghaipathways@gmail.com.
Mar 12, 3.30pm; RMB258. Yu Garden, 218 Anren Jie, by Fuyou Lu. 安仁街218号, 近福佑路. See event listing.

Mar 12: A Tribute to Ennio Morricone by Li Xiaochuan

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Chinese trumpet player and composer Li Xiaochuan pays tribute to Ennio Morricone as he performs jazz renditions of the great film music composer’s most famous soundtracks. 
Mar 12, 6.30pm door, 8pm show; RMB320. Blue Note Shanghai, 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.

Mar 12: Gin & Cheese

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Enjoy a unique tasting journey with Isigny Sainte-Mère cheeses from Normandy and premium gins from around the globe at URBAN Lounge. One set includes six handpicked cheese and gin pairings.
Mar 12, 3pm; RMB358. URBAN Café private room, The Sukhothai Shanghai, 1/F, 380 Weihai Lu, by Shimenyi Lu. 威海路380号1层, 近石门一路. See event listing.

Mar 12: Holi on the Bund: Festival of Colors

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Bar Rouge and NOVA Events brings HOLI on the Bund: A Festival of Colors to Shanghai. Celebrate the Indian festival of love against the breathtaking view of Shanghai's skyline, accompanied by colors, music, drinks, sponsored gifts and lots of Bollywood dancing, all against the breathtaking backdrop of Shanghai's skyline. White dress code is highly recommended!
Mar 12, 8pm; RMB150. Bar Rouge, 7/F, 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.

Mar 13: Inkwell's Visions Literature Reading

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Inkwell’s latest edition of Visions is hot off the printers and ready for you to enjoy. Featuring poetry and prose from writers all over China, it’s the latest collaborative effort from their growing writing community. Free zines to attendees.
Mar 13, 7pm. My Place Ruin Bar, 3/F, 1788 Xinzha Lu, by Jiaozhou Lu. 新闸路1788号3楼, 近胶州路. See event listing.

Mar 15 & 16: Baking for Charity Kids Camp

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A two-day Kids Camp for ages 10 and above will be held by the Shanghai Young Bakers. Learn how to make Tiger Bread and Raisins Rolls on day one and a Fraisier (Strawberry Cake) on day two. All profits will directly support SYB charity program. Prices include lunch.
Mar 15 & 16, 9.45am; RMB640 a day, RMB1,150 two days. Shanghai Young Bakers, 889 Suide Lu, by Waihuan Gaosu. 绥德路889号, 近外环高速. See event listing.

Ongoing...

Feb 2 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.
Feb 2 onwards, 3pm-7pm. Beast of the East, 291 Fumin Lu, by Donghu Lu. 富民路291号, 近东湖路.

All March: Guinness Deal

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It's St. Patrick's Day all month at Abbey Road, with RMB50 Guinness all day long, every day until the end of March.
All March, all day. Abbey Road, 3 Taojiang Lu, by Fenyang Lu 桃江路3号, 近汾阳路.

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.

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Mar 16: NihaoCafe Language Corner

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Come practice your Chinese speaking skills with your fellow learners at the NihaoCafe Language Corner at That's Mandarin. The event includes an hour of Chinese speaking followed by a guided discussion in English.
Mar 16, 7pm; RMB50.
That's Mandarin, 5/F, Building 1, 881 Wuding Road, Jing’an District. 上海市静安区武定路881弄1座5层. See event listing.

Mar 17 & 24: Red Box Cabaret at the Pearl

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RedBox Broadway Cabaret may not have been around long, but the group has already created quite the buzz with their unique approach at creating an immersive Cabaret-Broadway-Movie Show Tune Night performed live, with actual stars from Chinese Broadway shows.

Expect to enjoy a selection of hits, from classics like Phantom of the OperaChicago and Singing in the Rain, right up to modern tunes from HamiltonLala Land and The Greatest Showman. And if all that was not enough, the ticket also gets you entry to the Thursday night concert afterwards!

READ MORE: Broadway Cabaret Dinner Theater Every Thursday at The Pearl!

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

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Mar 17 & 24, 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.

Mar 17: St. Patrick's Day

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A night to celebrate all things Emerald Isle, with music from U2, Thin Lizzy and the Cranberries performed by the Red Stars. That’s the craic!
Scan the QR or click here to get your tickets now:

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

Mar 17-20 : St. Patrick’s Weekend: Swing Like the Irish

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Swing like the Irish this St. Patrick's Day at Topgolf! Enjoy a deal of 50% off minigolf, plus a complimentary round with any purchase of Guinness, whiskey or Baileys shots.
Mar 17-20, 6pm. 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.

Mar 18: Chinese Traditional Music 戏班乐队

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Chinese traditional musicians play music from their latest album with one the best drummers in China. For more info follow Blue Note's official WeChat account: Blue Note China.
Mar 18, 6.30 doors, 8pm show; RMB299.
Blue Note Shanghai, 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.

Mar 19: Happy Holi Rang Barse Festival of Colors

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Rang Barse is back with full on excitement at exclusive naked Stables resort in Moganshan. Along with Nova Events and Bollywood Restaurant the frontiers will be crossed at an exclusive open air Festival of Colors event in the mountains, that signifies the victory of good over evil. Be part of this unique experience with picturesque scenery, and get drenched in the colors of the festival!

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

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Mar 19, naked Stable. Moganshan.

Mar 19 & 20: Commune Market Shanghai

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It's a weekend of loving all things Shanghai, under the spring sun, no less! Enjoy food, culture, design and music at Shanghai's favorite Commune Market. Come on down to the Inlet, the city's artsy, designery, boutiquery hub that's fast becoming the newest hot spot in town. Free entry and kid-friendly, so bring your friends and family!
Mar 19 & 20, 11am. The Inlet, North Sichuan Lu, by Wujin Lu. 上海市虹口区四川北路武进路路口.

Mar 19: International Potluck Dinner

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Foodies from all over the world unite! Cook or bring your country's traditional food and head over to That's Mandarin for an International Potluck Dinner. Share and learn about other countries' cuisines, meet new friends and sharpen your Chinese speaking skills while you're at it. Adults and kids are welcome.
Mar 19, 5pm; RMB20. That's Mandarin, 5/F, Building 1, 881 Wuding Road, Jing’an District. 上海市静安区武定路881弄1座5层. See event listing.

Mar 26: 上岸 Chinese Hiphop 爽子 Shuangzi

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Catch Chinese rock and hip hop artist Shuangzi as he debuts 上岸, his newest 15-track album featuring a unique sound influenced by West Coast hip hop, reggae and rap. Call 139 1870 6076 for bookings. For more info follow Blue Note's official WeChat account: Blue Note China.
Mar 26, 6.30pm doors, 8pm show; RMB319.
Blue Note Shanghai, 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.

Apr 10: The Pearl’s Big Band Supper Club Sunday

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A concept that harkens back to the 1930s, the Supper Club comes to The Pearl. Man about town, Frank Bray, who personifies debonair, will kick off the festivities with some classics. Backed by The Pearl’s Big Band and led by conductor Jeremy Sinclair, the joint will be jumping.
Apr 10, 6pm doors, 8pm concert; RMB220 presale, RMB250 door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路. See event listing.

Apr 29: The Joy of Love

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Violinist Fan Chenjun joins pianist Mike Kim in The Joy of Love, a classical music talk show evening. This violin and piano repertoire concert, previously attended by the former German chancellor Angela Merkel, is guaranteed to move you to laughter and tears.

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

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Apr 29, 7.15pm; tickets from RMB199 to RMB 599. Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall, 1380 Fuxing Zhong Lu, by Baoqing Lu. 复兴中路1380号, 近宝庆路. See event listing.


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