Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Paradise @ POP Bar
Kick start the weekend with tropical cocktails, funky house music and dancers’ performances, Come to PARADISE night to chill out and get in the mood to kick start the weekend before hitting the clubs. Complimentary Margaritas for ladies from 10-11pm, POP BAR dress code is smart elegant (no flip-flps, no shorts).
No cover // 10 PM – 2 AM
3 On the Bund, Seventh Floor, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, Huangpu district // 黄浦区广东路17号,外滩三号7楼, 近中山东一路
Halloween Carnival @ Happy Valley Theme Park
If this event is as good as the poster promises then it’s a must for Halloween. Happy Valley will take Halloween to the next level and extend the celebrations for a whole month, now there are only 2 weeks left! Expect live performances, parades, a haunted house and an extra-spooky experience in the evening.
230 RMB (adults) 120 RMB (children below 1.5m) // 10 AM – 11 PM (extra-spooky after 5.30pm)
18 Linying Xin Lu, Songjiang district // 松江区林荫新路18号
“Trick or Treat” Halloween Market @ Jinjiang Amusement Park
All weekend from Friday to Sunday feel free to browse the market stalls and help yourself to the candies they offer. They could be selling anything from fashion to electronics, go enjoy the treats and relive your childhood Halloweens.
FREE ENTRY // FRIDAY 11 AM – 9.30 PM
201 Hongmei Lu, near Meilong Lu // 虹梅路201号 锦江乐园， 近梅陇路
“Tribute to Agatha Christie” Suspense Drama Halloween Game @ Lyceum Theatre
Murder mystery play happening at the Lyceum based on novels written by the great Agatha Christie. If you have already read the novels it turn out to be in your advantage for the game.
50 RMB – 350 RMB // FRIDAY – SUNDAY 7.30 PM
57 Maoming Nan Lu, near Changle Lu, Huangpu district // 黄浦区茂名南路57号, 近长乐路
Bloody Rain Room @ The Bund 16 Docks
It looks too gruesome to be true, as if the Rain Room exhibit from the Yuz Museum has been transformed into a Halloween horror experience. There should also be some free Halloween face-painting and a midnight pumpkin party with cocktails. Open from now to Saturday, weekday admission is only 50 RMB and Saturday is 100 RMB.
50 RMB – 100 RMB // FRIDAY – SATURDAY (Saturday opening until midnight)
The Bund 16 Docks, 531 Zhongshan East Road, Huangpu district // 黄浦区中山东二路531号外滩十六铺观光码头商城负2楼
Dead Bangers @ Logo
A monster line-up at one of the first Halloween parties this weekend. Live music and DJs Subject Zero, Catchoumi, ELECTRONAIL, MRS HELL, TYGI and percussionist – ZIKO. Let go and explore your dark side.
50 RMB (incl. 1 free drink) // FRIDAY 11 AM
298 Xingfu Lu, near Pingwu Lu // 幸福路298号， 近平武路
Viking Hoards @ Up Gallery
A night inspired by the Viking myth of a bloodthirsty, barbarian tribe that wore horned helmets, massacred Christians and plundered their treasures. If the blood and gore isn’t your cup of tea then you can go see the treasures, which are being exhibited in pirate-style treasure chests.
150 RMB // FRIDAY 5 PM – MIDNIGHT
1328 Yixian Lu, near Yingao Xi Lu // 逸仙路1328号, 近殷高西路
Halloween Virtual Reality @ Kerry Hotel
An immersive art feature with virtual reality goggles and spooky 3D environments, not for the faint hearted. Not recommended for children under 10, pregnant women and “those who are physically unfit”.
120 RMB // 5.30 PM – 10 PM
3rd Floor, Kerry Hotel 1388 Huamu Lu // 嘉里大酒店花木路1388号3楼The Sound of Music @ Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre
The Chinese debut of The Salzburg Marionette Theatre’s Sound of Music. The Austrian producers are said to have all the spirit of the originals, directed by Richard Hamburger since 2007.
180 RMB – 480 RMB // 7.30 PM
800 Miaojiang Lu, nr Xizhang Nan Lu // 苗江路800号近西藏南路
Annual Halloween Party @ Boxing Cat Brewery
The place to go if you want to drink craft beer all night this Halloween, the entrance fee to the brewery allows you to drink all you can. Every year they have DJs, beer pong and a raging dance floor.
150 RMB // FRIDAY 8 PM
82 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu // 复兴路82号, 近永福路
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