Top 25 Things to Do in Shanghai This Weekend!

By That's Shanghai, September 8, 2023

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Teacher's Appreciation Night Friday Sundowners Special @ The Bull & Claw


The Bull & Claw’s famous Friday night Sundowners is all about the teachers this week.

Commencing at 6pm with live music in the relaxed garden environment, it is a perfect way to end the long working week with friends or colleagues.

Three hours of free flow (6pm-9pm) is already a bargain at RMB158 for normal folk, but just RMB118 for teachers, or go premium for RMB198... or RMB158 if you're a teacher!

Bookings are essential so scan the QR on the poster above to reserve your spot.

Fri Sep 8, 6-9pm; RMB118-198.

The Bull & Claw110 Fenyang Lu, by Fuxing Zhong 汾阳路110号, 近复兴中路.

Dutch Takeover @ Tacolicious


Pop on those clogs and chop off one of your ears, as Tacolicious host a Dutch Takeover.

Spice up your Friday with a Dutch-Indonesian feast, and enjoy the flavors of rijsttafelsambal and more, while grooving to the beats of a Dutch DJ.

Tacolicious are flying in a team of three from the Netherlands especially for this event. Chef, bar, ambiance, this is gonna be the real deal, the whole shebang.


Fri Sep 8, 6pm-Late; RMB295 per person or RMB550 for two, includes one drink each.

Tacolicious, Room 104-105, 34 Yuyao Lu, by Xikang Lu 余姚路34号1幢104-105室, 近西康路.

2nd Anniversary Party @ Lounge by Topgolf


Tonight, Lounge by Topgolf revisits its humble beginnings.

The party will take guests on a ride back to New Year’s Eve 2000 – a time when the world partied like it was 1999, with Y2K on the horizon and time about to stop forever.

DJs Lonsdale and Malico will be on the decks, transporting partygoers back to the beginning of the millennium with classic pop and rock hits that'll keep you dancing all night. 

And that’s not all! Expect surprise performances throughout the night, taking the party to the next level.

Upon arrival at Lounge by Topgolf, be sure to sign up to try your luck at Swing Suite carnival games. You might just win yourself a prize valued at RMB18,888!   

Tickets are RMB128 on the door, which include two drinks – choose from house wine, selected beer, signature cocktails, or non-alcoholic drinks – plus a round of minigolf.

Fri Sep 8, 7pm-Late; RMB98-128, includes two drinks.

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.

Live Irish Music @ Abbey Road


Catch some live music at Abbey Road with Irish band Doctor Midnight.

Fri Sep 8, from 7.30pm.

Abbey Road, 3 Taojiang Lu, by Fenyang Lu 桃江路3号, 近汾阳路.

Ladies Rock: Lady Gaga Taylor Swift & Pink @ The Pearl


A night of Ladies Rock with Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Pink.

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Fri Sep 8, 8.30pm; RMB150.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Friday & Saturday

Back to School Skate Party @ RIINK


Join RIINK's Back to School bash this weekend! They're excited to welcome everyone back from summer break with a spectacular party!

Students and teachers, simply show your ID (or even wear a uniform costume) to score an awesome BTS third wheel offer - Buy 2, Get 1 FREE SKATE!

A deck-rocking DJ will spin the hottest rolling tunes in a diverse range while you glide on your stylish wheels. Let's unite and revel in exhilarating roller fun!

Fri & Sat Sep 8 & 9, from 7pm; Free Entry; RMB188 eat, drink and skate discount couple package available, or RMB388 for couple package.

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.

Black Circus @ La Suite


This weekend La Suite presents its signature Black Circus.

Prepare for an evening like no other. The enigmatic and seductive Black Circus is in town and taking the nightlife scene by storm. Expect a world of mystique and exclusiveness. You don’t want to miss out on this one…

Free entry, drinks and canapes before 11pm, so make sure you arrive on time. RMB100 after 11pm, which includes one drink.

Fri & Sat Sep 8 & 9, 9.30pm-Late; Free before 11pm, RMB100 after, includes one drink.

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


Rugby World Cup @ Cages


Cages Jing'an is showing every game of the Rugby World Cup, with Stella just RMB40 and Guinness RMB50 until the final whistle during all games.

It all kicks off with hosts France taking on the All Blacks of New Zealand at 3.15am Saturday morning. 

From Sat Sep 9.

Cages Jing'an, 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.

Rugby World Cup @ The Blarney Stone & El Santo


Also showing every game of the RWC between them are The Camel Groups's The Blarney Stone and El Santo. Check the schedule below to see which venue will be showing your game of choice.


From Sat Sep 9.

The Blarney Stone, 77 Yongkang Lu, by Xiangyang Lu 永康路77号, 近襄阳路.

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.

Jiashan Lane Market @ Jiashan Lane


Award winning Jiashan Lane Market returns this weekend to begin its 12th year as Shanghai’s favorite foodie’s market.

Since 2012 Shanghai expats and locals alike have flocked to this hidden-away market to stock up on locally made and imported provisions like paté, beef jerky, Colombian chocolate, fresh-roasted coffee beans, specialty teas, Italian wine, Shanghai distilled gin and more.

The market also features a carefully selected array of crafts and lifestyle products that will brighten your day.

Jiashan Lane Market’s secret-garden-like courtyard is a comfortable place to catch up with friends over delicious street foods and snacks while listening to the uplifting, soulful live music of market favorite, Madalitso.

Sat Sep 9, 11am-6pm; Free.

Jiashan Lane, Lane 550, Shaanxi Nan Lu, by Shaoxing Lu 陕西南路550弄, 近绍兴路.

California Beach Bloc Party @ The Cannery


California knows how to party, and so does The Cannery and Tacolicious. Expect sandy beaches and a pool, bikini and muscles contests, cool tunes and more.

The West Coast is the best coast!

Sat Sep 9, from 2pm.

The Cannery, 1107 Yuyuan Lu, by Jiangsu Lu 愚园路1107号, 近江苏路.

Welcome Back Party @ Geneva


A welcome back party at Geneva, with BBQ at RMB198 per person, three hours free flow at RMB200, and live music from Wonderbrass.

Sat Sep 9, 6-9pm.

Geneva, 112 Jinbang Road, by Fuquan Lu 金浜路112号, 近福泉路.

10 Year Anniversary @ La Cava de Laoma


La Cava de Laoma is turning 10 years!

They are celebrating with a walk-in tasting with 40+ wines, free flow Chilean empanadas (meat and vegan options). There will also be wine promotions, wine games and a lucky draw (only for people that buy the ticket online) with more wine!

Sat Sep 9, 7-9.30pm; RMB180.

La Cava de Laoma, 1156 Kangding Lu, by Wuning Nan Lu 康定路1156号, 近武宁南路.

RedBox Broadway @ The Pearl


One for all you show tune fans – RedBox Broadway Cabaret dinner theater at The Pearl, an immersive Cabaret-Broadway-Movie Show Tune Night, with the actual stars from Chinese Broadway shows!

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, all performed live and complimented by professional costumes, lighting, direction and choreography to ensure an unforgettable experience.

READ MORE: RedBox Broadway Cabaret Dinner Theater at The Pearl!

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Sat Sep 9, 7.30-9pm; RMB200.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit @ The Pearl


A night of Nirvana and the best of 90s alternative rock.

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Sat Sep 9, 9pm; RMB150.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Shanghai Secret Disco-ish @ C's


Shanghai's longest-running disco night is back for one special edition, as founders and resident DJs Sanlian and Kougar are back in town. Groove queens and funkmasters uniting again, under the steady thumping beat of the disco mothership. 

Around 12.30am, things will turn darker, with Dam's joining for techno/house cave music. This will be rough, ready, and unapologetically dancy.

Sat Sep 9, 9.30pm-4am; Free.

C's, 685 Dingxi Lu, by Yanan Xi Lu 上海市长宁区定西路685号,近延安西路.

Celia Presents Fur Coat (Oddity /SP) @ System


The Fur Coat story begins with a passion for making music. Hailing from Venezuela with Chilean heritage, Sergio Muñoz (artist name Fur Coat) made the bold move to Europe to get closer to the source of the sound in his mind.

Taking Barcelona’s thriving and creative scene as inspiration, Fur Coat's music goes from strength to strength, never standing still. Sergio knows that great music, particularly electronic, is all about exploration and is constantly striving to push his personal musical vision forwards.

Sep 9, from 10pm; RMB158, includes one shot

.System, 3/F, Yunhai Mansion, 1329 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Baoqing Lu 云海大厦3层, 淮海中路1329号, 近宝庆路.

Tokyo Y2K Storm + Raspberry Techno @ SYSTEM


SYSTEM hosts one of the core figures in Tokyo's underground scene, DJ N², as well as Fur Coat, another DJ who has been at the forefront of the electronic music scene for the past decade.

SYSTEM MIMI pool space on the 3.5th floor will be driven by energy from DJ N², creating a steamy and decadent world, and a party of gorgeousness and brilliance.

On the S-tage, with deep, dark driven beats and rolling grooves, Fur Coat is about to create a journey for the listeners founded on melody creativity... and taking them through a range of emotions.

Sat Sep 9, from 10pm; RMB158, includes one shot.

SYSTEM, 3/F, Yunhai Mansion, 1329 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Baoqing Lu 云海大厦3层, 淮海中路1329号, 近宝庆路.

The Underground Tracked presents MPH @ Club Roza


The Underground Tracked presents UKG heavy-weight MPH’s China debut tour at Roza.

MPH has been captivating audiences in Europe with his thrilling and high energy DJ sets, and has woven his sound into nearly every conceivable corner of UK dancefloors, strapping together monumental releases for some of the scenes most important imprints.

From smooth garage creations with DJ EZ’s label Nuvolve, Kiwi Rekords and Southpoint, to raucous bassline bangers for the likes of Night Bass and Crucast, it’s difficult to find a platform that MPH is yet to encounter.

Following bundles of support from the likes of Salute, Skream, Disclosure and Chris Lorenzo, the UK-based DJ and producer has played at legendary festivals such as Park Life, Outlook, Glastonbury and Boomtown to name a few.

The night will be supported by UKG/Bass selectors ZaaSki, Echocatcher and Skinny Brown. 


Sat Sep 9, 10pm; Early Bird RMB80, Presale RMB100, Door RMB150.

Club Roza, 298 Xingfu Lu, by Pingwu Lu 幸福路298号, 近平武路.

Ukraine v England Euro Qualifier @ The Blarney Stone


Sick of the rugby already? The Blarney Stone will be showing the Euro Qualifier between England and Ukraine, with a midnight kick off.

Sat Sep 9, from midnight.

The Blarney Stone, 77 Yongkang Lu, by Xiangyang Lu 永康路77号, 近襄阳路.

Saturday & Sunday

Brunch & Cocktails @ Bellagio by MGM Shanghai


Federico Parravicini (Riva), Hardeep Somal (Klay) and Mark Lloyd (The Upper Room) are taking over the Bellagio by MGM Shanghai for brunch, cocktails and laid-back tunes from guest DJ Seleni.

Sat & Sun Sep 9 & 10, 12-2,30pm

Bellagio by MGM Shanghai, 188 Bei Suzhou Lu, by Zhapu Lu 北苏州路188号, 近乍浦路.

Laowaijie Music Festival @ Laowaijie


Get ready for a weekend full of fun, excitement, activities, food, drinks, entertainment and live performances!

Presented by Nova Events and Paramount Events, the very first Laowaijie Music Festival is happening on the weekend of September 9 & 10. Get ready for a two-day family and pet friendly extravaganza, where a vibrant crowd will sway to rhythmic beats under the sun’s embrace.

Stages will pulse with live performances, uniting genres and artists, with Shanghai’s Top DJs spinning tunes all days, and live bands performing for the crowds.

For the kids, there is a dedicated kid’s area with clowns and a big bouncy castle. A mega Zumba class will get everyone moving, while Samba shows from Brazil will bring the carnival spirit to Shanghai.

Magic shows, jugglers, stilt walkers, dance shows, live bands, Latin dance sessions and pop bands will all be featured, making for two of the most unforgettable days of the year filled with fun, excitement and happiness.

And best of all, it is free entry for all guests! 

Sat & Sun Sep 9 & 10, 1-10pm; Free Entry.

Laowaijie, 3338 Hongmei Lu 虹梅路3338弄1号.


Teacher's Day 50% Off @ Abbey Road


Honoring the noble calling of the teaching profession, Abbey Road is offering 50% to teachers on Sunday, September 10.

Sun Sep 10, All Day.

Abbey Road, 3 Taojiang Lu, by Fenyang Lu 桃江路3号, 近汾阳路.

Family Concert: Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 & Lady Gaga Tribute Show @ The Pearl


Now the next generation can experience the thrill of live entertainment with a series of family-friendly shows at The Pearl on Sunday afternoons that fans of all ages are welcome to join.

The Pearl’s Red Stars band will be paying tribute to the biggest stars of the 2000s: Maroon 5, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.

Head along early and enjoy lunch from The Pearl's extensive menu before the show.

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Sun Sep 10, 1pm; RMB120.

The Pearl471 Zhapu Lu,by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Yanran @ Cotton's


Yanran is a R&B/neo-soul singer, songwriter and guitarist. Her soulful voice blends both sweetness and deep genuineness.

Head along to Cotton's on Sunday to catch her play, where you can also have brunch in the beautiful villa garden and enjoy three hours beer free flow for RMB188, or go classy with wine, Aperol or sparkling for RMB268.

Sun Sep 10, brunch 11am-4pm, music 1-4pm; Free Entry.

Cotton's Xinhua Lu, 294 Xinhua Lu, by Panyu Lu 新华路294 号, 近番禺路.

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