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Be entertained by bike tours, DJ's and a gory slasher flick

Since Halloween is on Tuesday, The Pearl, EMPIRE, Zapata’s and Culture Shock Bike Tours are giving you one last chance to get your freak on with their Halloween themed events. Re-using the same costume from Saturday is probably socially acceptable.For those who are long over all this Halloween hype, fret not, there are also a selection of non-gory events happening this week. 

Top things to do in Shanghai this week Halloween screening

Halloween Screening at The Pearl

Address: The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu (near Wujin Lu) 乍浦路471号 (近武进路)

When: Tue 8-10:30pm

How Much: Free entry

On Tuesday, Oct 31, The Pearl is preparing a special film screening event for those who like classic slasher flicks. Along with the movie and free entry, The Pearl is offering an all-night burger deal for RMB88. Halloween is the first installment of the Halloween franchise and spawned seven sequels, as well as a remake. After spending fifteen years in a mental hospital for killing his sister on Halloween, Michael Myers escapes on Halloween night and returns to his unsuspecting hometown, only to kill again. 


Top things to do in Shanghai this week Halloween Part 2

Halloween 2 at Zapata’s 

Address: Zapata’s, 11 Hengshan Lu (near Dongping Lu) 衡山路11号 (近东平路) 

When: Tue, 6pm-4am

How Much: Free entry

Another Zapata’s Halloween party? Of course. Zapata’s Halloween party part 2 will be starting at 6pm with all-you-can-eat Tacos, beer and frozen margaritas, for RMB138. Ladies get free margaritas from 9-11pm, so make sure to get there on time. Best costume of the night gets a free bottle of sparkling wine.


Top things to do in Shanghai this week horror disco halloween at empire

Horror Disco Halloween at EMPIRE

Address: Empire, 1 Yan'an Dong Lu (near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu) 延安东路1号 (近中山东一路) 

When: Tue 10pm-2am 

How Much: RMB150

W Shanghai-The Bund, Grey Goose and Soda Pop welcome you to an evening of glitz and gore at the W Shanghai’s WOOBAR. Enjoy horror themed cocktails, inventive Halloween costumes on the Horror Disco dance floor, where you can dance until your feet drop off. Cover is RMB150 and comes with one free drink.


 Top things to do in Shanghai this week Bike tour from hell

Halloween Ride with Culture Shock Bike Tours

AddressAndaz Xintiandi Shanghai, 88 Songshan Lu (near Taicang Lu) 嵩山路88号 (近太仓路) 

When: Tue 6:15-10:15pm 

How Much: RMB450

Take a haunting bike tour through the eerie lanes of the old town, learn about Ghost Wedding rituals, traditional Chinese medicine and experience Shanghai at night. You’ll be rewarded with beer and snacks at Le Café des Stagiaires. Dress up and get an RMB100 discount. 


Top thins to do in Shanghai this week Luis Coelho in Shanghai

Luis Coelho at JZ Club

Address: JZ Club, 158 Julu Lu (near Ruijin Yi Lu) 巨鹿路158号 (近瑞金一路) 

When: Thu 10pm-1am

How Much: RMB50

Portuguese guitarist Luis Coelho, will be debuting his first album, Inner Life Burst. Taking inspiration from his Portuguese roots and rock music, his songs are a fresh and unique blend of both genres and a hint of the Shanghainese musical culture. Accompanying him, is his band the Coelho Band. Tickets cost RMB50.


Top things to do in Shanghai this week Jazz and Soul night

Live Jazz & Soul Performance at 1515 West 

Address:  1515 West Chophouse & Bar, 4/F, Jing'an Shangri-La, 1218 Yan'an Zhong Lu (near Tongren Lu) 延安中路1218号4楼 (近铜仁路) 

When: Tue 7-10:45pm

How Much: TBA

There is nothing like good, old fashioned blues to soothe the soul at night. Stop in at 1515 West for live performances from the singer of the Voice SA, Monique Hellenberg and pianist Ralston van der Schyff, Tuesday through Saturday from 7-10:45pm.


Top things to do in Shanghai this week DJ DIXON

DJ DIXON at Mao Livehouse

Address: Mao Livehouse Shanghai, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu (near Jianguo Zhong Lu) 重庆南路308号 ( 近建国中号) 

When: Fri 9pm-2am

How Much: RMB280 pre-sale, RMB350 advance, RMB380 at the door

Hit Underground launch party is coming to Shanghai and is bringing the master of house and techno music, DJ Dixon. Voted number one in Resident Advisor's Top 100 DJ Poll for 4 years in succession, he’s in a league of his own. Cover is RMB280 pre-sale, RMB350 advance, RMB380 at the door.


Top things to do in Shanghai this week Francis Inferno Orchestra

Francis Inferno Orchestra at C’s Bar

Address: C’s Bar, 685 Dingxi Lu (near Fahuazhen Lu) 定西路685号 (近法华镇路) 

When: Fri 9pm-5am

How Much: RMB50

Francis Inferno Orchestra is among the most esteemed talents to emerge from Melbourne, Australia’s creative capital. His wonky, off kilter, house sound which has one foot in the past and one towards the future, making his DJ sets a low-brow history lesson. He has grown to become a key figure of Melbourne’s ever growing underground dance scene. Reaching international acclaim, he is now a firm regular on the international circuit. Witness him on Friday at C’s, cover RMB50.



Top things to do in Shanghai this week - The 48 hour film project

Shanghai 48 Hour Film Project 

Address: The Healthy Hub, 388 Shaanxi Nan Lu (near Fuxing Lu) 陕西南路388号 (近复兴路) 

When: Fri-Sun 6-7pm

How Much: RMB800

Team up with friends or family for the 48 Hour Film Project in which you and your team make a movie from scratch. The challenge is to write, shoot and edit an entire film in just 48 hours. The winning team will compete with over 100 other cities for the best film project around. All teams must come to the kick-off event and the final film production must be delivered to Healthy Hub by Nov 5 at 7pm. Registration is RMB800 per team. 


Top things to do in shanghai this week Bubba's  12th annual chili cook off at cages

Bubba’s 12th annual Chili Cook-Off at Cages

Where: Cages Bar and Sport,  3/F, Jing'an Sports Centre, 428 Jiangning Lu (near Wuding Lu) 江宁路428号静安体育中心3楼 (近武定路) 

When: Sat 11am-6pm

How Much: Pre-sale RMB100, sign up in advance

The annual Bubba's Chili Cook-Off is back, this year featuring chili recipes submitted by more than 15 teams. The event will be hosted at Cages, where contestants will cook up spicy pots of chili for the event. Attendees will be able to wander the booths and sample as much chili as they desire, and take advantage of drink specials—RMB25 pints of Budweiser, Goose Island and Sierra tequila mixed drinks. Pre-sale tickets are RMB100, free for kids under 12 years old.


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