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21 Events To Look Forward To This Weekend

From inauguration parties to kickboxing masterclasses and every ski party in between.
2021-01-21 12:00:00


Ladies Night Out: Sky Height Thursday

Jan 21, 5.30pm @ Cloud 9 (Grand Hyatt Shanghai)

A brand new Ladies Night running every Thursday evening until the end of March. Women can enjoy the Buy-One-Get-Two deal on the the Sloe G&T (for 88rmb) or the Mumm Champagne (for 210rmb). Don't be late because Ladies Night ends at midnight, so grab a friend and rush over after work.

USA President Inaurgaration 2021

Jan 21, 6-10pm @ Liquid Laundry

The day is finally here. After a whacky four years, a new American president has been sworn in. Celebrate the day with a party at Liquid Laundry. There will be a re-airing of the entire event, as well as discounts on sleected drinks and a special inaurgaration-only menu. Spots are limited, so scan that QR code to RSVP.

Speed Connector Night

Jan 21, 6.30pm @ Curfew

BOSS LADY has organized a Speed Connector Night. Conversations are 6-minutes, giving each person three minutes to get down to the basics of who they are. There is limited places so RSVP. Admission 180rmb comes with two drinks and canapes.

Queer Trivia

Jan 21, 8pm @ Roxie

Roxie's doing queer trivia! Win prizes from Sugahai, Cherry on Top, The Hai and more. All gender expressions and orientations are welcomed. Come as a group or join on a team upon arrival.


Jan 21, 8.30pm @ Elevator

If movies like WW84 and Pixar's Soul aren't cutting it, Elevator's doing a movie night. "SEBASTION" is a collection of short films about queer strength and perseverance during the pandemic. There will be Chinese and English subtitles. Stay after the screening for the party.


An Après Ski Trip for the Tastebuds

Jan 22-23, 7pm @ Tomatito

SOCIAL SUPPLY have organized a complete Aprés Ski dining experience for the weekend to celebrate their 7th anniversary. The menu winter-ski-resort themed, and guests are invited to dress in similar attire. 688rmb per person for the full two-hour experience.

Revolucion Pie

Jan 22-23, 7pm @ Revolucion Cocktail

Revolucion is bringing out the "Pies and Flutes" and having a a party to celebrate the iconic sex comedy. One free drink included with the 100rmb admission.

Swing Dance

Jan 22, 8.30pm-late @ The Apartment

Every Thursday, The Apartment does swing dance classes followed by some partying. Grab a partner and learn classics like the Charleston and Lindy Hop. Dress code is 50s-60s, with 50rmb admission pre-sale or 70rmb at the door.


Jan 22, 9pm @ XBar

XBar is doing an "End of Days"-inspired party. How... poignant. Entrance is free and cocktails start at 9pm. At midnight, the entire club goes dark — get it? "Blackout."

Cliché: Après-Ski Edition by Cocarde

Jan 22, 10pm-late @ Le Cafe des Stagiaires

It's another Aprés Ski party, as if winter can't go away fast enough. LCDS and Cocarde have teamed up for their party. French bar with a French DJ? How cliché! Guests who rock up in ski-based attire get a free glass of mulled wine.


Glimpses of Metropolis

Jan 23-24, noon-late @ Mikkeller Tasting Room

Mikkeller is hosting a free photo exhibition by photographer Niko Drg. The collection encompasses three years of photos of abstract architecture found in metropolises around the world. There will food, mulled wine and drinks to enjoy, with a dish costing around 40rmb and booze ranging 30-105rmb.

Winter Jing-A & Taco Crawl

Jan 23, 2pm @ The Bull & claw

This afternoon pub crawl will have folks heading to four locations, drinking four beers and eating four tacos. The stops are The Blarney Stone, The Camel, El Santo as well as the meet-up spot. There is the 198rmb deal for four-of-everything, but also 40rmb Jing-A beers and 30rmb tacos.

Masquerade Ball

Jan 23, 8pm @ Bar Rouge

Bar Rouge is keeping the heat up with a steamy Saturday masquerade ball. Entrance is 150rmb at the door, and comes with not only a drink but also a mask. More "Renaissance ball" and less "Eyes Wide Shut".

La French Vouge

Jan 23, 8.30pm @ FORTÉ

A French DJ is mixing tunes at FORTÉ for the evening, as well as a featured performance show. Entrance is free, and there is a special deal on Champagne Deutzl for 588rmb.


Jan 23, 9pm-late @ CÉ LA VI

Launched back in 2020 and now it's back for 2021. This series pumps up the volume on all the best disco and 70s hits. Pre-sale tickets for admission are 88rmb but 108rmb at the door.


Hatha Yoga & Plant-Based Brunch

Jan 24, 10.30am @ O'Mills Bakery & Bistron

After a tough couple of days of partying, treat the body and soul with some morning yoga. Hatha yoga, followed by a plant-based brunch. The all-inclusive price is 149rmb per person. Mats will be provided.

Opening Muay Thai Masterclass

Jan 24, noon @ Tiger Muay Thai X Ringside Boxing & Beyond Gym

Ringside Boxing & Beyond are opening up their new crossover gym with Tiger Muay Thai, and they're celebrating this occasion with some Muay Thai training run by professionals, from Thailand! Ringside members can pay 188rmb to join, while non-members pay 228rmb. Sign-up fast, there is a 30 person limit.

Art Open Talk: '2021 Artist 01' - C.C.

Jan 24, noon-4pm @ Italo

Art Talk is an event series where folks can listen in on artists talking about their work and the industry itself. The first of 2021 has artist C.C. giving the talk. Completely free to join in, and accompanied with the Sunday brunch Italo offers, but with limited spots — sign up fast.

Small Footprint - An Environmental Workshop

Jan 24, 2-4pm @ On Air Space

An environmental workshop and discussion where guests will be learning about how to live a much more sustainable life. The workshop teaches people how to make coffee eye serum and beauty tips. The cost to participate is 98rmb per person.

NTS Radio Live from Shanghai

Jan 24, 4-8pm @ Uptown Records n' Beer

NTS Broadcasting is doing their first show of 2021, with DJs Aymen, Laughing Ears and Alex Wang playing for the afternoon. It's free, so come by to listen live or tune in on


Rock of Ages

Jan 21, 9pm @ The Pearl

The Pearl’s Red Stars rock all night to the greatest hits from Abba, Bon Jovi, Queen and more. Pre-sale prices are 100rmb, available over on SmartTicket.

Flying Zhu Mang

Jan 22, 8pm @ Lincoln Center Shanghai

Famed pianist Zhu Mang is teaming up with trumpeter Hu Danfeng, bassist Danny Zanker and drummer Chris Trzcinski to give a night of all-time classics mixed with original compositions. Pre-sale prices are 180rmb, and include one free snack, available on SmartTicket.

Lu Xuancheng And Friends

Jan 23, 8pm @ Lincoln Center Shanghai

Jazz singer and pianist Lu Xuancheng is joined by his quintet: of Chen Jiajun on saxophone, Hu Danfeng on trumpet, Zhu Donghuan "Tico" on upright and electric bass, Wu Zhenbang on drums, and Zhang Yi playing traditional instruments pipa and guzheng. Pre-sale tickets are 180rmb (with one snack) available SmartTicket.