30 Awesome Upcoming Events in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, November 2, 2023

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Green Day Post Punk @ The Pearl


The Pearl's Red Stars house band perform all Green Day's greatest hits, as well as the best from Offspring, Blink-182, Sum 41, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more!

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Thu Nov 2, 8.30pm; RMB120.

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


Seisiún 上海 - Monthly Irish Social @ Butler & White Tavern


Seisiún 上海 is the city’s new monthly Irish Social, for fans of Ireland’s famous musical sessions, including a drink deal, live music, and Guinness!

In partnership with Irish Chamber member Butler & White with Guinness, at the Tavern Tianzifang, and Black Velvet Band, a two-piece spin off from Shanghai’s long-standing Irish band Doctor Midnight, featuring Rory O’Neill (Cork, Ireland) and Richard Morris (Coventry, UK).

They switch between mandolin, guitar and accordion while singing stories of alcohol and romance from the Emerald Isle. 

Head along on the first Friday of every month for the craic agus ceol!

Free entry, booking advisable! 

First Friday of every month, from 7pm; Free.

Butler & White Tavern, 2/F, Building 6, 210 Taikang Lu (Tianzifang Gate 1, walk directly ahead for 80m) 泰康路210弄6号美食城2楼(田子坊1号门直走约80米)

Dias de las Muertos @ Tacolicious


Celebrate the Day of the Dead at Tacolicious with face painters, drink specials, free gifts , lots of shots and mas fiesta.

Fri Nov 3, 8pm; Free Entry.

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

Imagine Dragons vs Coldplay @ The Pearl


An imaginary battle of the bands at The Pearl sees American pop rockers Imagine Dragons take on post-Britpop alternative rockers Coldplay.

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Fri Nov 3, 8.30pm; RMB150.

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

Friday & Saturday

All the Pop Skate Party @ RIINK


This weekend is all about POP at RIINK! The DJ will pump a mix of your fav pop songs through different decades, sing along roll along, come enjoy retro fun! 

Eat drink skate package deal available all day long. You might even get a free lollipop and candies from the RIINK crew!

Send message on RIINK WeChat with secret code 'That’s How I Roll' for the special 88rmb Skate and Shot deal for That’s SH readers ONLY!

READ MORE: Exclusive ¥88 RIINK Deal for That's Shanghai Readers!

Fri & Sat Nov 3 & 4from 7pm; Free Entry.

RIINK, Shankang Li, Building 18, Room 102, 358 Kangding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu 静安区康定路358号陕康里18号楼102室.

Angels & Devils @ La Suite


Angels and Devils... which one are you?

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

Fri & Sat Nov 3 & 4, 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.


Boobs & Brains Lady Quiz @ Cotton's


Boobs & Brains Lady Quiz is BACK! Quiz to start at 12:30pm SHARP! Open to all humans who identify as women and non-binary people. Max six humans per team. 

Tickets are RMB150 - includes one main and one drink at Cotton’s. A portion of your ticket goes towards supporting local lady biz in SH and to Inward/CCS – Community Center Shanghai. This fund was created specifically to support survivors of sexual and intimate trauma in Shanghai.

There will also be a raffle showcasing some amazing lady owned biz in SH of which 100% will be donated to Inward/CCS!

For tickets – simply scan the QR Code in the flyer!

Sat Nov 4, from 12 noon.

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

BrewDog Bowl 2023 Shuffleboard Championship @ BrewDog


This Saturday, head along to BrewDog from 4pm for the BrewDog Bowl 2023 Shuffleboard Championship for great times and a chance to win an iPad Air 64G, worth RMB4,799.

Registration is open to all, but spots are limited and it's first-come, first-served – so get signed up by scanning the QR code on the poster above.

There is also some great news if your shuffleboard A-game requires a little lubrication – BrewDog's Weekend Free Flow deal sees three hours on all BrewDog beers for just RMB188!

READ MORE: BrewDog Shuffleboard Competition – Win an iPad Air 64G!

Sat Nov 4, from 4pm.

BrewDog, 1/F, 333 Chengdu Bei Lu, by Weihai Lu 成都北路333号1楼,近威海路.

CIC Grand Diwali Extravaganza 2023 @ Marriott Marquis Shanghai City Centre


Celebrating the Festival of Lights with your loved ones! It promises a night of complete entertainment, featuring shopping, delectable food from various stalls, live celebrity performances, and dancing to the hottest DJ beats until midnight. Don't miss your chance to win exciting raffle prizes. Make this Diwali away from the homeland unforgettable!.

Sat Nov 4, from 5.30pm; RMB100, Children Under 12 Free.

Marriott Marquis Shanghai City Centre, 555 Xizang Zhong Lu, by Fenyang Lu 西藏中路555号, 近汾阳路.

Pirates of the Pearl @ The Pearl


From the creative team that brought you Moulin Dream Immersive, experience interactive theatrer with Pirates of the Pearl!

Brace yourself for an extraordinary evening where captivating tales from Pirates of the Caribbean, Princess Bride, and One Piece merge seamlessly with the legends of real-life pirates from Chinese history.

Enter 'The Black Pearl' and be transported to a world where the swashbuckling adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow, the poetic vengeance of Inigo Montoya, and the audacious spirit of Monkey D. Luffy intertwine with the captivating stories of renowned real-world pirates like Cheng Shih and Zheng Yi.

Immerse yourself in a pirate sanctuary, where the air crackles with tension and the echoes of sea shanties fill the room. Engage with the charismatic cast, solve puzzles, and navigate treacherous waters as you become an integral part of the narrative.

Pirates of the Pearl is an immersive extravaganza that transports you to the golden age of piracy, immersing you in a world of action, adventure, and historical intrigue on all three floors of The Black Pearl Theater.

Pirates of the Pearl is an interactive theater event, and audience members are encouraged to dress up and cosplay as your favorite pirates to join in the fun!

Don’t forget to book ahead. They have special limited dinner menu prepared by Chef Lung and a special whiskey, gin, and rum cocktails from the team at Hai Seas Distillery.

READ MORE: New Immersive Show 'Pirates of the Pearl' Hits the Hai Seas!

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Sat Nov 4, 11 & 18, Doors 6pm, Show 7pm; RMB388.

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

Halloween Costume Party @ Liquid Laundry


Liquid Laundry will host a Halloween costume party on November 4, from 7pm to late with funky house and commercial music by DJ MALIO. The best-dressed award will receive a bottle of champagne. RMB148 for pre-sale, RMB188 at the door, includes one drink. RMB258 for 3 hours free flow from 8-11pm.

Sat Nov 4, 7pm-Late; RMB148-188.

Liquid Laundry, Jia Hua Fang Building 2, 1028 Huaihai Zhong Lu. 

The Sanren Trio @ Abbey Road


The Sanren Trio will be rocking in the Abbey Road garden with 90s classics all the way.

Sat Nov 4, from 7pm; Free Entry.

Abbey Road3 Taojiang Lu, by Fenyang Lu. 桃江路3号, 近汾阳路.

The Royal Hombres @ House of Blues & Jazz


The Royal Hombres have been a fixture on the Shanghai music scene from the beginning of time. They held court at the Cotton Club for 19 years and their music reflects an eclectic mix of blues, jazz and funk. 

The band, led by inimitable Blues legend Greg Smith, includes Jorland Paulino on bass, Edward Hart on drums and Yiko Gu on vocals.

Sat Nov 4, 9.30pm; RMB100.

House of Blues and Jazz, 60 Fuzhou Lu, by the Bund 福州路60号,近外滩.

Dream of Californication: A Tribute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers @ The Pearl


Rock out with a tribute to the band that combined funk and punk rock to create a new musical style! Plus the music of Green Day, The Offspring, Blink-182 and more.

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Sat Nov 4, 9.30pm; RMB150.

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

Saturday & Sunday

English Premier League @ The Blarney Stone


The Blarney Stone will be showing the English Premier League fixtures, including the above big games.

Sat & Sun Nov 4 & 5.

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


Diwali Party @ Anokhi Bar & Grill


Join in the festivities at Anokhi Bar & Grill on the evening of Sunday, November 5, as they immerse themselves in the heart and soul of Diwali. This special occasion invites friends and family to come together and celebrate in style.

Anokhi has prepared an extraordinary night, filled with the essence of Diwali. Indulge in a Diwali-inspired buffet, offering an array of flavours and culinary marvels. Quench your thirst with a wide selection of free-flowing beverages.

To add to the excitement, DJ Baksheesh will be spinning the latest Bollywood beats, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening of music and dancing. 

Engage in games and raffles that embrace the spirit of Diwali, creating an atmosphere of joy and competition. Guests are encouraged to put their best foot forward with their fashion choices, as Anokhi will be showcasing the best dressed.

Get ready to be part of a vibrant soirée, where feasting, toasting, and dancing collide in a celebration of Diwali.

Reservations are highly recommended to secure your spot, please scan QR code to reserve your place.  


Sun Nov 5, 6-11pm; RMB268 adults, RMB98 children.

Anokhi, 3/F, 277 Wuxing Lu, by Jianguo Lu,  徐家汇吴兴路277号 3楼, 近建国路.

Bonfire Night @ NAIS Pudong


Enjoy the British traditional spectacle of Bonfire Night, hosted at the NAIS Pudong campus on Sunday, November 5 from 6pm onwards.  

As well as a traditional bonfire, they’ll have fire dancers (all safely supervised), lightshow activities, sparklers, a whole host of fun and games, and plenty of food and drinks available. 

The event is open to the entire Shanghai community and tickets can be purchased using scanning the QR code on the poster above.

Sun Nov 5, 6-8pm; RMB30 with advance purchase tickets.

NAIS Pudong, 2888 Junmin Highway, Pudong New District.

Gremlins @ Post No Bills


Post No Bills will be screening Gremlins, their first in a series of Sunday night scaries.

Sun Nov 5, 8pm; Free Entry.

Post No Bills, 970 Wuding Lu, by Jiaozhou Lu 武定路970号,近胶州路.


Cricket World Cup @ Anokhi


Experience the thrill of the ICC Cricket World Cup with Anokhi!

The pinnacle of cricket is back, uniting nations in their love for the game. Watch as the world's best teams battle it out for glory on the greatest stage. Feel the excitement, join the roar of the crowd, and witness unforgettable moments. It's not just a game, it's the ICC Cricket World Cup!

Cricket Specials running until November 19. Enjoy Free flow deals and buy-one-get-one offers on Anokhi's PICA PICA menu and much more.

Until Nov 19; Free Entry.

Anokhi, 3/F, 277 Wuxing Lu, by Jianguo Lu,  徐家汇吴兴路277号 3楼, 近建国路.

Looking Ahead

Nov 7: French Quiz @ El Santo


A French Quiz (in French) at El Santo. Entry is absolutely free, and there will be great prizes on offer.

If all that excitement is not enough for you, it is Taco Tuesday, with tacos – and Corona, and house wine, and frozen margaritas – all just RMB20!

The quiz starts at 7pm and is done by about 9.30pm, so everyone can all be fresh for work the next day.

These ones fill up fast though, so scan the QR on the poster above to reserve a spot.

Tue Nov 7, 7pm; 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.

Nov 8: Moves Like Jagger! @ The Pearl


A night of hits from the 2000s including Lada Gaga, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Imagine Dragons, Pink and more.

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Wed Nov 8, 8pm; RMB120.

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

From Nov 9: The 14th Shanghai Biennale Cosmos Cinema @  Power Station of Art 


Themed as 'Cosmos Cinema,' the 14th Shanghai Biennale will open on November 9, 2023 and conclude on March 31, 2024, and will take place in the Power Station of Art (PSA).

As China’s longest running contemporary art biennale, the Shanghai Biennale is one of the most influential art events in Asia. 

This year's edition considers how the terms of our relationship with the cosmos condition life on earth. 

Cosmos Cinema will include works by more than 80 artists working in China and around the world, dating from the early twentieth century to the present.

The biennale is curated by Anton Vidokle, Zairong Xiang, Hallie Ayres, Lukas Brasiskis, and Ben Eastham.

Nov 9, 2023-March 31, 2024; RMB60.

Power Station of Art, 200 Huayuangang Lu, by Miaojiang Lu 花园港路200号, 近苗江路.

Nov 9: Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit @ The Pearl


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

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Thu Nov 9, 8.30pm; RMB150.

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

Nov 10: Bonnie & Clyde @ The Pearl


Brace yourselves for an electrifying journey back in time with a contemporary twist! The acclaimed team behind The Pearl’s The Greatest Show and Moulin Spectaculiare proudly presents a live musical event like no other – Bonnie & Clyde: Taylor’s Version.

Bonnie & Clyde: Taylor’s Version offers a captivating and entertaining experience, plunging audiences into the roaring 1920s, the era of the infamous romantic duo, Bonnie and Clyde. This live cabaret production unravels the legendary tale of star-crossed lovers, united by their insatiable thirst for adventure and the allure of grand theft.

The show transports the audience into a world of danger, excitement, and romance, recreating the escapades of history's most notorious thieves, all set to the poignant lyrics of Taylor Swift. This is history retold in the vibrant pulse of a new era.

Prepare to be enchanted by Taylor Swift's chart-topping hits, reimagined and performed in the lively style of the 1920s, hip hop, punk, and more.

This show is a unique amalgamation of history, art, and music, taking audiences on an unforgettable journey through time, with Taylor Swift’s iconic songs and the legendary story of Bonnie and Clyde.

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Fri Nov 10, 7pm; RMB200.

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

Nov 10: Abba Mamma Mia Tribute Concert @ The Pearl


Sweden's greatest ever export hits the stage at The Pearl. Expect all the classics and a whole load of Dancing Queens.

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Fri Nov 10, 9pm; RMB180.

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

Nov 11: International Family Bazaar 2023 @ SSIS


Shanghai Singapore International School's International Family Bazaar 2023 is set to be a whole lot of fun.

Sat Nov 11, 10am-3pm.

SSIS, 301 Zhujian Lu, by Lianyou Lu 朱建路301号, 近联友路.

Nov 11: Diwali Street Eats Festival @ El Santo


El Santo is hosting five chefs for a one day Festival of all things Indian street food and curries from around the world!

The menu will be an eclectic mix of traditional Indian street food dishes and curries from not only India, but also Japan and Thailand.

Street food snacks will start at RMB18 and curries from RMB38. Expect the likes of Onion Bhaji, Vegetable Samosa, Karaage Fried Chicken, Crispy Shrimp Cakes, Butter Chicken Curry, Chickpea Masala, Pork Cutlet Katsu Curry, and Chicken Khao Soi.

You can also sip on Indian flavor-inspired cocktails, including a spiked Mango Lassi, Limbu Sharbat, or the refreshing Masala Chaas.

And DJ Baksheesh will be jamming Bollywood hip hop vibes from 5pm!

Sat Nov 11, from 3pm; 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.

Nov 11: Live Irish Music @ Abbey Road


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

Sat Nov 11, from 7.30pm.

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

ELECTROLOCO @ Electric Circus


NoVa Events is turning four this year, and they're throwing a fantastic party where everyone can relive the nostalgia. A Voyage Through Unforgettable Moments, Joyful Connections, and Exquisite Celebrations. 

Embark on an Enchanting Odyssey, A Glorious Trip Down the Shanghai Memory Lane. Electrifying Rhythms: A Night of Music Ecstasy with Top Shanghai DJs, Unleashing Electro House and Techno Beats. 

Let the Energy Soar as Star DJs Ignite the Dance Floor, Creating an Unforgettable Fusion of Sound and Euphoria. Get ready for an electrifying evening of jubilation, music, and glamour to celebrate NOVA EVENTS 4 Year Anniversary. Let's raise a glass to the memories made and the ones to come.

For VIP Table booking contact – 152 2147 2779.

Sat Nov 11, 9pm-3am; 

Electric Circus, The Shanghai EDITION, 7/F, Heritage Building, The Shanghai EDITION, 199 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Jiangxi Zhong Lu 南京东路199号上海艾迪逊酒店辅楼7楼, 近江西中路.

Nov 11: AC/DC & Led Zeppelin: Monsters of Rock @ The Pearl


Metal on metal. It's what we crave. The louder the better. I'll turn in my grave. Two monsters of rock do battle as Aussie legends AC/DC take on bad boys of tour and yore, Led Zeppelin.

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Sat Nov 11, 9.30pm; RMB180.

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

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