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Eat, drink, party, party, party in Shanghai this December. Here's your calendar for this month's major happenings. End already, 2016!
  • The Nutcracker

    The Shanghai Ballet teams with British choreographer Derek Deane for this wondrous production of The Nutcracker at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. Deane was a Principle Dancer of The Royal Ballet, Resident Choreographer at Teatro dell'Opera...
    • Arts | Grand Theatre | Daily until Dec 24 2016
    • 2016-12-23 Finished
  • 'Stockholm Subway Through the Eyes of a French Photographer' - Mathias Guilin Exhibition

    Mathias Guilin is a French photographer who has been working in Shanghai since 2005. His works are focused on architecture, cars, luxury events & portraits for the most part. His latest exhibition will showcase a wide range of pictures...
    • Arts | Maya | on Thu Dec 1 2016
    • 2016-12-01 Finished
  • Toe China Tour 2016

    Japanese outfit TOE is considered as one of the biggest instrumental bands on this planet. New Noise brings the band back to China behind their critically acclaimed new album, Hear You . Expect an intense post-rock experience of...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Thu Dec 1 2016
    • 2016-12-01 Finished
  • oOoOO w/ Faded Ghost and Serbey Gubka

    Kicking off one final month of music for The Shelter, they host in oOoOO. Legendary pioneer of the witch house genre, oOoOO breaks a three year hiatus of touring for a gaunt through Asia. Known for his haunting beats and visual...
    • Nightlife | The Shelter | on Thu Dec 1 2016
    • 2016-12-01 Finished
  • Neon Indian (DJ Set)

    Alan Palomo, a.k.a Neon Indian a.k.a that “chillwave guy” will be playing a DJ set at Dada Shanghai. Expect super chill vibes. Expect to feel it all around. Anyone else miss Hipster Runoff? 60rmb entry fee. Support from Cavia, and, in...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Dec 1 2016
    • 2016-12-01 Finished
  • Yeti Out Shanghai Crew Night

    yeti Out Shanghai gang take over Le Baron one last time before the year end with the entire crew on turntable duty. Rowdy affair -- expect mic shout outs, shots on shots, and dancing in ways your mother would question. Allan Marshall,...
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Thu Dec 1 2016
    • 2016-12-01 Finished
  • Paulaner's 10th Annual Christkindlmarkt

    The most authentic Christkindlmarkt in town moves to Pudong. The spacious garden at Shibo Avenue will be customarily set up with 70 seasonally decorated wooden huts and the crisp, cold air will be filled with the fragrance of sizzling...
  • Red Ribbon Gala Dinner

    ShanghaiPRIDE, Q-Events, together with Andaz Xintiandi host another Red Ribbon Gala Dinner in conjunction with World AIDS Day to raise funds for Shanghai Qingai Health Center. This year's gala will include a four-course formal western...
  • Second Annual Baobei Luncheon Raffle Tickets

    The Baobei Luncheon is a great opportunity to do some good out there in the world and your chance to contribute much needed funds to help Chinese orphans needing life-saving surgeries. The centerpiece to the event at D.O.C. is the...
    • Community | DOC | on Thu Dec 1 2016
    • 2016-12-01 Finished
  • RNO feat. Conrad van Alphen

    One of the world's top orchestras, who the Miami Herald described as "a living symbol of the best in Russian art", return to Shanghai for another illuminating evening of classical music. Featured are world renowned interpreters of...
  • Antidote pres. Daedalus

    Antidote hosts the return of Victorian dandy superstar Daedalus for a night of Joycean beats. Full support card of lazer / tropical / whatever bass from local DJs and producers -- Damacha and more. Expect a night of retro futurism blips...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Dec 2 2016
    • 2016-12-02 Finished
  • Christmas Market

    The Pudong Shangri-La hosts a Christmas market, filled with festive crafts and ornaments. Traditional Christmas treats include mince pies, gingerbread, Hungarian goulash, and mulled wine in a festive mug that you can keep. Santa is...
  • Burlesque Holiday Shows: ‘All That Glitters”

    The Pearl heats up for the holidays, hosting special burlesque and cabaret performances on December 2 and December 3. Presented by Qi-POW!, ‘All That Glitters’ is definitely gold, with showgirls donning sequins, rhinestones, and sparkles...
    • Nightlife | The Pearl | Daily until Dec 3 2016
    • 2016-12-02 Finished
  • ACT Shanghai International Theater Festival: 'The Flood'

    ACT Shanghai International Theater Festival is an annual international theatrical event inviting theater groups from around the world to perform in Shanghai. The festival is aimed at promoting original works with spirit of the age and...
  • Co:Motion pres. Cinthie

    Berlin based DJ and producer, and the creative mind behind the Beste Modus and Unison Wax record labels. A well-known figure in the German capital's house scene, Cinthie's DJ career began as a teenager in the 1990s, before signing with...
  • S-VA-HA pres. 'SHANGRI CLA'

    Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai MoCA Pavilion present Japanese contemporary Buddhist art group S-VA-HA's project “SHANGRI CLA”. The word “SHANGRI -LA” was known as “The representative of paradise in the East”That it turned the word...
    • Arts | MOCA Shanghai | Daily until Dec 18 2016
    • 2016-12-02 Finished
  • Blue Moon Gala

    Animals Asia is a charity organization that fights animal cruelty in Asia. Their main campaign is to protect moon bears by rescuing and rehabilitating bears from the bear bile industry which sees over 10,000 bears kept in poor conditions...
  • Brawl on the Bund- 'Enter the Dragon'

    Brawl On The Bund transforms the Grand Ballroom of the Kerry Parkside Hotel into a "Chinese dynasty-themed fighting arena". The night gathers white collar boxers for an amateur boxing match. They expect 1500 guests to attend and they...
  • Hatchery x Friends: Gourmet Food & Craft Cocktails

    Hatchery, Beijing's first culinary incubator is coming to Shanghai this weekend. They take over NZ Central for an evening of food, craft cocktails, and music. In the all-inclusive ticket enjoy a range of culinary concepts including...
    • Dining | - | on Sat Dec 3 2016
    • 2016-12-03 Finished
  • Wonky Kong with Stamina MC

    Flexing the vocal power and making his China DJ debut is a multi-talented performer, who combines the roles of vocalist, host, and MC with a massive stage-presence -- Stamina MC is best known for providing vocals for two successful Drum...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Dec 3 2016
    • 2016-12-03 Finished

    Shanghai's favorite S&M-themed party is back at M1NT for another night of debauchery. Bring your whips, chains and leather suits for a wild night out on the Bund. They've got performers and little people and so much more. "Be Bold, Be...
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Sat Dec 3 2016
    • 2016-12-03 Finished
  • Organic Christmas Market

    This is an organic Christmas market happening at naked Hub in Xintiandi. They've got workshops on olive oil tasting, microlandscape DIY, astrology, Chinese tea etiquette, and more. They say they've got unlimited flow of soda/tea/coffee...
  • Alan Walker

    [This event has been postponed until January 7 .] Norwegian DJ and record producer Alan Walker, known for his EDM hit “Faded” drops into MYST. The track has a big 680 million views online (and nearly a billion streams across all...
  • Eight-Year Anniversary Brunch

    From 11am to 4pm, Maya celebrates eight years in the books with an anniversary brunch. They've got quite a feast planned. For 298rmb per guest you get access to a number of food stations: Alison running a carvery meat station with...
    • Dining | Maya | on Sun Dec 4 2016
    • 2016-12-04 Finished
  • Scotch Whisky Society Limited Release Tasting

    Shake has gotten its hands on 1 of only 95 sets of the commemorative 10 bottle set from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Sign up to taste all 10 bottles, only 28 places available. Price: 3,571rmb to sample all 10 bottles. What a steal!
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Tue Dec 6 2016
    • 2016-12-06 Finished

    This special edition of CINEMQ celebrates queered spaces in every form. "From clubs to cruising grounds, collectives to communities…sites cut with glitter, with tears, with blood. In the absence of a home, we take shelter where we can."...
    • Arts, Community, Nightlife | The Shelter | on Tue Dec 6 2016
    • 2016-12-06 Finished
  • Boris Berman Piano Recital

    The artistry of Boris Berman is well known to the audiences of over forty countries on six continents. His highly acclaimed performances have included appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gewandhaus Orchestra, Philharmonia...
  • Le Bordelais Christmas Market

    Until December 31, Le Bordelais hosts a wine-focused Christmas Market at their Bund location with several vintages available at only 88rmb a bottle. To take your wines away, you’ll receive a high-end packaging which makes it a perfect...
  • SHFT. x Le Baron pres. Four Color Zack (Fool’s Gold)

    While the doors of Arkham may still be shut, SHFT. opens up December with Four Color Zack. Having produced albums for Kanye, Jay-Z, Beyonce, and more, Le Baron is bout to be going all the way up for this free show. Table Reservations are...
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Thu Dec 8 2016
    • 2016-12-08 Finished
  • Modern Dance: 'Burn the Floor'

    “Burn the Floor” is the ultimate high-voltage theatrical dance experience exploding with jaw-dropping choreography, heart-pounding music and breath-taking moves. The ensemble of dancers joins forces with two sensational singers and a...
    • Arts | SHOAC | Daily until Dec 11 2016
    • 2016-12-09 Finished
  • Borgore

    Israeli dubstep producer brings the spazzoid buzzsaw big room house-and-drop tunes to Shanghai. A night of serious Gorestep from the genres main practitioner. The Dim Mak artist offers a maniacal live show, which has made him an iconic...
    • Nightlife | M2 | on Fri Dec 9 2016
    • 2016-12-09 Finished
  • Eddie Richards (Wiggle, Fabric UK)

    Eddie Richards, "Britain’s Godfather of house and techno", accoring to Mixmag, drops at Celia. Expect all night classic vibes in this all-night Shanghai venue. Support from club residents Emil Chang and Jasmine Li. 100rmb entry includes...
  • Void pres. Ceephax Acid Crew

    Ceephax Acid Crew returns to The Shelter as Void prepare for one last blast of proper underground house and techno. Comedy MCing over psychedelic and uplifting acid-rave techno beamed live directly from an assortment of vintage Roland...
    • Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Dec 10 2016
    • 2016-12-10 Finished
  • Hesher Has Culture pres. Smegma Riot! w/ Round Eye, Dirty Fingers, Sino Hearts

    Gonna get super messy down at Yuyintang with the Shanghai return of Italian bastard sons Smegma Riot -- not just a pretty name. They're joined by the riot boys of Shanghai: Round Eye and Rity Fingers. Spazzy messy punk rock down at the...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Dec 10 2016
    • 2016-12-10 Finished
  • Nervo

    Australian twin sister producer /dancer / model / DJ /songwriter duo NERVO is back in Shanghai for a night of EDM bangers. They've written songs for peeps like David Guetta and Kelly Rowland and performed at Tomorrowland and Ultra Music...
  • Christmas Fairies Fashion and Design Event

    Condé Nast Center is hosting their first annual Christmas Fairies event at their school of Fashion and Design on Huaihai Lu. The event will includes a Christmas sale of designer goods, two workshop events, and refreshments from the Vogue...
  • Kenichiro Nishihara

    Japanese musician, composer, conductor, DJ, and everything else associated with music Kenichiro Nishihara plays Mao Livehouse. Known for his expanded outlook on music — everything from nu jazz to hip hop to electronica — Nishihara was...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sat Dec 10 2016
    • 2016-12-10 Finished
  • CanCham's 9th Annual Christmas Party

    Friends and family will gather to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the Canadian Community. Mr. Claus will of course be in attendance, and each child guest will receive a gift. They'll also take the opportunity to come...
    • Community, Dining | Hyatt | on Sat Dec 10 2016
    • 2016-12-10 Finished
  • Mozart! The Musical

    Mozart! The Musical , by the team of Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay, throws light on the world’s most famous composer both as a historical human being and as a legendary figure of classical music. A youth-oriented, contemporary take...
  • The Case Against Charities: Green Drinks December Forum

    Green Initiatives organizes a unique debate discussing the role of charities in modern society. "In the spirit of the festive season, we encourage our attendees to come with an open mind, a warm heart, and get ready for a stimulating...
    • Community | Roca Gallery | on Thu Dec 15 2016
    • 2016-12-15 Finished
  • Concert: 'Shakespeare In Love'

    Purcell and Handel shared the Restoration theatre’s fascination with classical history and Elizabethan poets. Such a fascination endures to the present day, and to finish the year-long Shakespeare 400 celebrations, Shanghai Grand Theatre...
  • Nanta 2016

    Nanta is a South Korean non-verbal comedy show that incorporates traditional samul nori rhythm. Wildly popular in Korean since its debut back in 1997, the story follows three cooks attempting to finish preparing a wedding banquet within...
    • Arts, Nightlife | ET Space | Daily until Jan 8 2017
    • 2016-12-15 Finished
  • 3rd SBF: Andreas Scholl

    Andreas Scholl performed the role of the “second boy” in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte when he was only thirteen. In 2006, he performed Bertarido in Handel’s Rodelinda at the Metropolitan Opera, which achieved huge success. Now, this rising...
  • 3rd SBF: One Charming Night

    For three years running composer David Stern and his Opera Fuoco have been invited to the Shanghai Symphony Hall to give the opening concert of the Shanghai Baroque Music Festival. This year, he’s presenting 17th century composer Henry...
  • Jiashan Christmas Market

    The Jiashan Market happens every first and third Saturday. On December 19, they are doing a Christmas-themed version. Amelia's is selling mulling spices, The British Kitchen has puddings and mince pies, and other vendors are selling...
  • Humbert Humbert Live

    Humbert Humbert is a Japanese folk duo formed in 1999 with Ryousei Sato (vocals and guitar) and Yuho Sano (vocals).T he latest album "FOLK", was a big hit in Japan got them lots of attention overseas. Japanese vocal harmonies and heart...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sat Dec 17 2016
    • 2016-12-17 Finished
  • Long Shen Dao Reggae Party Tour 2016

    Beijing's classic reggae live band Long Shen Dao brings the reggae party to Mao Livehouse. Featuring ex-members of metal greats Yakza, Long Shen Dao has been spreading the chill reggae vibes a la Bob Markey on world tours and is back in...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sun Dec 18 2016
    • 2016-12-18 Finished
  • Croatian Piano Superstar Maksim

    Maksim Mrvica is a popular pianist from Croatia. He started taking up piano lessons at the age of nine and gave his first public performance in the same year. His first record, Gestures, is an album of contemporary Croatian piano pieces...
    • Nightlife | Grand Stage | on Sun Dec 18 2016
    • 2016-12-18 Finished
  • Vivienne Westwood's 'Get a Life'

    K11 invites British fashion designer brand Vivienne Westwood to host a cross-over exhibition between Chinese contemporary art and eco-friendly fashion. The exhibition, "Get a Life" is a topic inspired by Vivienne Westwood's strong...
  • Kitsune Night w/ Pat Lok

    Kitsuné, the Paris-based record label and fashion brand, returns to Shanghai to Le Baon. Expect a night of soul and nu RnB with label rep Pat Lo. The Vancouver-based producer has been featured by The Fader, Majestic Casual, Victoria's...
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Fri Dec 23 2016
    • 2016-12-23 Finished
  • Christmas Dinner Buffet

    The Cook hosts a traditional family spread for their Christmas dinner special, happening on both December 24 and December 25. A buffet dinner with all the seasonal favorites on offer. The first seating for Christmas dinner per night is...
    • Dining | The COOK | Daily until Dec 25 2016
    • 2016-12-24 Finished
  • Christmas Feast

    Mercato celebrates Christmas with a sharing menu of modern Italian cuisine. The Christmas sharing dinner is 598rmb+10% per person. Available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
    • Dining | Mercato | Daily until Dec 25 2016
    • 2016-12-24 Finished
  • Flannel and Frost Christmas Brunch

    Waking up on a Christmas Day, after gifts are opened and all the songs sang, it's time for a festive Christmas Brunch. LL hosts a "Flannel and Frost"-themed Christmas Seafood Brunch Buffet for 348rmb per person with an additional 198rmb...
  • Philadelphia Festival Orchestra New Year Concert

    The Philadelphia Festival Orchestra is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — one of the "Big Five" American orchestras. From its founding until 2001, the Philadelphia Orchestra is famous for their annual series of concerts at Carnegie...
  • 2017 Shanghai Grand Theatre New Year’s Concert

    Daniel Oren is an internationally acclaimed Israeli conductor. His international career began in 1975 after winning the first prize in first Herbert von Karajan Conducting Competition. Oren has conducted opera productions in the USA and...
    • Arts | Grand Theatre | Daily until Dec 31 2016
    • 2016-12-30 Finished
  • Disco Heaven III

    MVP hosts a New Year's Eve party up in the cloud at the Park Hyatt. The chefs and bartenders of Park Hyatt will prepare free-flow of tapas, finger food, canapés, champagne Veuve Clicquot and every kind of liquor. After 1.30am, including...
    • Nightlife | Park Hyatt | on Sat Dec 31 2016
    • 2016-12-31 Finished
  • La Boum NYE Party

    The Shanghai-famous La Boum party returns home to Mr & Mrs Bund to kick off the new year with good cheer. Dress code is disco chic to match the tunes from DJ Zohan, Entrance: 200rmb per person at the door, including one glass of...
    • Nightlife | Mr & Mrs Bund | on Sat Dec 31 2016
    • 2016-12-31 Finished
  • The Shelter's Final Night

    End of an era. This is the last night of The Shelter and the club is welcoming back some 20 DJs from the past to play a rapid succession of sets all night long or until they get shut down. Expect everyone and everything to get turned...
    • Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Dec 31 2016
    • 2016-12-31 Finished
  • Minimalist New Years Eve with Jigsaw (Gottwood, UK)

    Respected House and Techno night, Minimalist takes control of Dada Shanghai this New Years Eve with guest DJ, Jigsaw (Gottwood, UK). New years Eve party with international guest for free -- "its a no brainer really." Support from Will A...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Dec 31 2016
    • 2016-12-31 Finished
  • Hungarian National Symphony Orchestra

    The Hungarian National Symphony Orchestra historical roots go back to the eighteenth century, its first opera performance being in 1790 in Szeged. The orchestra has been led by a number of devoted principal conductors like the young...