Got any plans for Halloween? If you still don’t have anything set in brimstone, don’t worry. The Shanghai Daily is here with the ultimate guide to spook-tastic Halloween happenings around time. Parties, pumpkins and mountains of sweets could all be headed your way! Of course, there will also be plenty of events highlighting creative costumes. From amusement park and nightclub parties to special events for sports fans, this Halloween has something for everyone!
Halloween party at Feyting Club
The key to a great Halloween party is atmosphere. Feyting Club, which operates one of the largest indoor karting tracks in Asia, will never let you down when it comes to delivering thrills.
During a special Halloween party, the entry fee includes two tickets to a Halloween-themed karting course, plus “blood bag” drinks, free flow local beer and a buffet. Costume rentals are also available for those who want to get into the Halloween spirit. Feyting Club is located in the basement of Bailian Zhonghuan Commerce Plaza’s C Area. In addition to its karting track, the sprawling club also includes a restaurant/bar, KTV rooms, as well as pool tables, dart boards and other recreational amenities.
SHFT/1LVSH is throwing a massive Halloween rave this year, in what they say is a haunted abandoned warehouse near Xujiahui. Party people can expect a night of thumping music and freaky fun, headlined by BET-Award winning producer Lex Lugar. The warehouse venue is rumored to be at the site of a psychiatric ward founded by the British in the early 1900s. Today, locals say the whole block is haunted — which helps explains the lack of neighbors. What better place to throw a rave with up to 2,000 costumed revelers and musical acts from around the world! Gifts and prizes will be given to those with the best costumes, so get over to Taobao and start putting together your freaky, spooky or scandalous costume now.
Halloween at Undefine will be marked by the opening of a photography exhibition entitled “Never Say Goodbye To Planet Booze” by artist Ka Xiaoxi. The show opener is also a launch party for Ka’s new photo book of the same name. Ka’s work focuses on the world of Chinese youth, street culture and fashion in its most authentic, rawest and craziest forms. Ka is best known for his unique
and bold snapshot aesthetic, and his ability to capture simple, meaningful moments that tell visceral stories about his subjects. The launch party and exhibition will showcase some 100 pieces as well as never-before published pictures taken between 2012-15.
A traditional American-style canteen, Morganfield’s aims to transport customers back to the old and mysterious Halloween night! Diners will experience an exciting atmosphere and enjoy super big off-the-bone pork ribs. Morganfield’s is a franchise canteen and its first Shanghai outlet opened on June 2 this year. Its signature dish, “Sticky Bones,” is an authentic prime pork rib slowly baked and smoked for hours so that every rib is off the bone. The result is juicy, tender, a little crunchy on the outside and served with homemade BBQ sauce. On Saturday, every diner will be entitled to a free Halloween special drink. And drink it if you dare!
It’s hard to believe it’s been eight years since Shanghai first became infected by a sonically transmitted disease that has pumped through city nightlife ever since. S.T.D. has come a long way, from dimly-lit dive bars to being the lifeblood of Arkham’s dark heart in the center of underground music. Now, they congregate on one of the best nights of the year to celebrate this sonic sickness in all its glory. Kicking off S.T.D.’s haunted Halloween lineup is Jack Adams, better known as Mumdance. After being discovered by Diplo in 2008, Mumdance became known for his unique blend of indie and British grime sound that was soon in high demand for remixes and collaborations with big electronic names. His touring led to the combination of many different styles of world music and it can be found in his new sounds. Elf Kid is joining him on stage, bringing the underground south London grime to our underground home. Elf Kid has performed at festivals and shows all over the UK, including Glastonbury, Sonar, The Warehouse Project and many more.
The 7th Halloween Carnival is under way in Shanghai’s Happy Valley and will run through November 11. College students and young office workers can have a great time exploring haunted houses in the amusement park and scream in excitement when they encounter “ghosts” played by about 400 park employees. They can also cry their hearts out by taking a ride on the breakneck Fireball Wooden Coaster and Diving Coaster. The famous “Zombie Run,” which originated in the United States, took place in the park last Saturday. The event has become very popular among local Chinese.
For one week around Halloween, the historic Pearl Theater in Hongkou District is turning into a hellhole, with twisted performances, haunted carnival acts, and tortured souls. As the story goes, “The Devil’s Fables” tell the tale of three unfortunate souls condemned to burn in hell for their sins committed on earth. Except hell is far from what they envisaged. Hell is an old fashioned carnival run by none other than Lucifer himself, packed with the depraved, sadistic and downright insane. Shows are scheduled today to Saturday and there’s a special Halloween show and party on Saturday. The day is also the Pearl’s second anniversary.