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  • Wiener Symphoniker NYC

    Wiener Symphoniker returns to Shanghai for a two night New Year's concert. The prestigious Austrian orchestra is performing selections from Mozart, Beethoven, and the Strauss family. Originally founded in 1900, the Wiener Symphoniker is...
    • Arts | Grand Theatre | Daily until Jan 4 2016
    • 2016-01-03 Finished
  • Adam Lambert 2016

    Adam Lambert was a finalist on season eight of American Idol and he's gone on to be a major pop star worldwide. His first album, For Your Entertainment, came out in 2009 and featured a catalog of genre-bending electro-pop, including...
    • Nightlife | MB Arena | on Tue Jan 5 2016
    • 2016-01-05 Finished
  • An Evening With Photographer Christopher Makos

    American photographer Christopher Makos collaborated with Andy Warhol and taught him to use his first camera. He's in Shanghai this week, hanging out and doing a live interview with DJ BO at this Changle Lu spot. He shoots pop-art and...
    • Arts, Community, Nightlife | Zeitgeist Concept | on Thu Jan 7 2016
    • 2016-01-07 Finished
  • Lydmor & Heems

    Thursday night indie rock and hip hop show with Danish songstress Lydmor and America rapper Heems -- he's of Das Racist, the crew that did that "combination Taco Bell and Pizza Hut" song a while back. Show starts at 9.30pm; cover is...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Thu Jan 7 2016
    • 2016-01-07 Finished
  • Afrojack 2016

    A perennial top charter on the DJ Mag Top 100, Dutch producer / Paris Hilton's ex-bf Afrojack has recently collaborated with Pitbull, Beyonce, and Madonna, and even won a Grammy with David Guetta for their work on Madonna's song...
    • Nightlife | M2 | on Fri Jan 8 2016
    • 2016-01-08 Finished
  • L.O.B.I.

    L.O.B.I. is an electronic duo project from Chen Xi, the singer of Snapline and Xu Bo, the guitarist of P.K. 14, who also runs D-Force records. Snapline front man Chen Xi recently landed a job at Microsoft headquarters in Seattle, so this...
    • Nightlife | Basement6 | on Fri Jan 8 2016
    • 2016-01-08 Finished
  • The Gruffalo

    The award-winning family musical based on Axel Scheffler's book follows Mouse, as he wanders into the woods on the hunt for hazelnuts and comes across a series of predators that he outwits with a tale of a monster. Little does Mouse...
  • Heavy pres. Demolition Man (aka Ras Demo)

    Hot fiyah from British MC Demolition Man (aka Ras Demo), performing at Shelter, hosted in town by Hong Kong's established DnB crew, Heavy. Expect a night of ragga, DnB, jungle, and hip hop from this versatile producer and musician. 60rmb...
    • Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Jan 8 2016
    • 2016-01-08 Finished
  • Lu Pingyuan: On Kawara

    MadeIn Gallery's latest exhibition is a solo of works by Lu Pingyuan created in response to late Japanese conceptual artist On Kawara. In particular, the show revisits On Kawara's musings on time, how it is measured and perceived. In...
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Osheyack

    Shanghai's night for experimental techno, darkwave, new-wave, minimal wave, EBM (not-EDM, kids) and other strains of dark dance music returns to the bomb shelter. Host Tzusing had a massive year in 2015, touring around the world and...
    • Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Jan 9 2016
    • 2016-01-09 Finished
  • D-Force Records 1st Birthday Showcase

    China’s popular music website Douban launched a record label one year ago called D-Force and Saturday they are celebrating her birthday with a Shanghai showcase. On the bill is Girls from Hangzhou, Stolen from Chengdu, then MHP & Duck...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Jan 9 2016
    • 2016-01-09 Finished
  • Yeti pres. Kastle

    Los Angeles based producer and DJ Kastle runs the Symbols label, home to a developing sound filtering hip hop and R&B through UK influences of garage, grime and jungle. Dude has played alongside the likes of Plastician, Kaytranada,...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Sat Jan 9 2016
    • 2016-01-09 Finished
  • Brooklyn Gospel Brunch

    Gospel and soul food -- it's what's for brunch. Praise the good lawd! The Apartment and Urban Aphrodite team up for an afternoon of gospel classics sung by LaTrece Bracks, she of recent UA shows Home for the Holidays, The Stevie Wonder...
    • Dining, Nightlife | The Apartment | on Sun Jan 10 2016
    • 2016-01-10 Finished
  • Louis Schwizgebel

    Swiss-Chinese pianist Louis Schwizgebel plays Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, and Beethoven for one night at the Shanghai Symphony Hall. He is a current BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and a second place winner of the Leeds International...
  • Korean Musical - 'Laundry'

    Laundry follows the story of a bookstore clerk, an immigrant worker from Mongolia, and the daily lives of their neighbors. The musical has reached over 35 million audience members since its original release in 2005, and it continues to...
  • Toro y Moi

    Biggest indie show of the month as Painkiller brings in American chillwave star and multi-instrumentalist Toro y Moi , whose eclectic sound recalls everything from the Beatles' psychedelic period and Tame Impala to futuristic hip hop...
  • PechaKucha Night Shanghai Vol. 26

    Another of those popular PechaKucha speaking / networking nights. People talk about 20 images for 20 seconds each. From the worldwide website: "PechaKucha Night, now in over 800 cities, was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event...
    • Arts, Community | The Pearl | on Thu Jan 14 2016
    • 2016-01-14 Finished
  • Flava D (Butterz / London)

    Another big grime / gar-age booking in Shanghai. Just after shows by Elijah & Skilliam, Slackk, and Plastician, in comes London producer Flava D of the Butterz label. She's released loads of UKG, house, and grime tracks these last few...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Fri Jan 15 2016
    • 2016-01-15 Finished
  • 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' - Frank Bray Live

    Frank Bray is back again at the Pearl theater, this time performing "Baby, It's Cold Outside". The Pearl Power Band is playing alongside him with Rolf Becker conducting. Tickets are 150rmb on . Their 50% off drinks happy hour runs from...
    • Nightlife | The Pearl | on Fri Jan 15 2016
    • 2016-01-15 Finished
  • Paris Opera Ballet Dancers Gala

    Dating back to the 17th century, one of the world’s foremost ballet institutions is performing a selection of classic pieces in Shanghai. Representatives from the oldest ballet national company in the world, the Paris Opera Ballet, will...
    • Arts | SHOAC | Daily until Jan 16 2016
    • 2016-01-15 Finished
  • Flux Pavillion

    UK brostep dude Flux Pavilion plays Fusion this Friday. His style is similar to Rusko. Interesting booking for this megaclub, with his chainsaw basslines and cheesy, emotional vocals. You might know his track "I Can't Stop." Doors at...
  • Discosmic & Co:Motion: Heart for Refugees

    House, techno, disco, and charity for refugees as party crews Discosmic Adventure and Co:Motion link up to raise funds for UK charitable fund Heart For Refugees . This night is specifically to help get 2000 tents from China to some...
    • Nightlife | Lune | on Sat Jan 16 2016
    • 2016-01-16 Finished
  • 'Happy Birthday Elvis Fest' w/Banana Monkey and more

    The Elvis continues, with a night of live rock from classic Shanghai band Banana Monkey, new-ish outfit Parachutes on Fire (featuring members of Friend or Foe and The Fever Machine), and Chad Romero & The Cadillacs, plus DJ B.O. and some...
  • Finntroll + Arkona

    China’s biggest metal magazine and platform PAINKILLER host a huge line-up of international neo folk metal artists, including costumed viking demons FINNTROLL, Russia’s pagan metal all-starts ARKONA, and straight in from Shandong...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Wed Jan 20 2016
    • 2016-01-20 Finished
  • Shanghai Sharks VS Zhejiang Lions

    Shanghai's professional basketball team The Sharks face off against the Zhejiang Lions at 7.35pm sharp at their home court in Pudong. Tickets are cheap -- usually around 80rmb at the venue -- and you can sit almost anywhere you want....
  • Green Drinks January Forum:

    Green Initiative's January Forum covers how cities can be adapted to become sustainable urban environments. They'll answer the questions of "What are the challenges and hidden dangers of adaptive reuse, and how can we combat those with...
  • Kung Fu Komedy: Monroe Martin

    Kung Fu Komedy just ended 2015 by opening their own venue, below Kartel, and they're beginning 2016 with Philly stand-up comic Monroe Martin , who was a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing and appears regularly on the Artie Lange...
  • Riccardo Muti & The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    Born in Naples, Italy, Riccardo Muti is one of the preeminent conductors of our day. In 2010, when he became the tenth music director of the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), he had more than forty years of experience at...
    • Arts | SHOAC | Daily until Jan 23 2016
    • 2016-01-22 Finished

    Interesting fact about Toronto EDM duo DVBBS -- they went to high school with Shanghai promoter LUCE, of 1LVSH, and they played the unrelated club LUCE in Shanghai last year. Apparently they shut their high school down during the talent...
    • Nightlife | Linx | on Fri Jan 22 2016
    • 2016-01-22 Finished
  • Kaskade 2016

    Big EDM booking at Xintiandi megaclub Fusion. Says Billboard magazine: "Kaskade’s signature sound is as unmistakable as it is beautiful; a combination of dewy female vocals, tough electronic underpinnings, and memorable melodies.” Yup....
  • Heman Chong: 'Ifs, Ands, or Buts'

    Rockbund Art Museum kicks off 2016 with a solo by Singaporean artist Heman Chong. Ifs, Ands, or Buts "explores spaces between text and images, producing new ways of relating the two through works commissioned specifically for the...
  • Daily Vinyl Weekend 5: Yongfu Block Party

    " Shifu ! Fuxing Xi Lu, Yongfu Lu" says the flyer for the Yongfu Lu block party by the daily vinyl kids. This goes from 1pm-midnight at Uptown R&B, JZ Club, Organic Kitchen, Arcade, and The Shelter. There's a record market at JZ and...
  • Catz ‘N Dogz

    Finally, a house booking that old Lola heads can get pumped about. They're bringing in Polish tech-house / house house duo Catz 'N Dogs , who have put out a steady stream of releases on labels like Dirtybird and Get Physical since...
  • Buena Vista Friends Club 2016

    Legendary, Grammy-winning Cuban act Buena Vista Social Club -- or at least some of them, and their friends -- do one night in Shanghai, playing 49 of the hits. Naturally, not all the original members will be in the house, but still a big...
    • Nightlife | SHOAC | on Sat Jan 30 2016
    • 2016-01-30 Finished
  • Swimful PM2.5 Release

    Young Shanghai-via-UK producer Swimful lives out in Qingpu District, where he chills and makes grime and dreamy hip hop all day. His recent Wiley remix got play on Rinse FM via SLACKK, and his beats have been used by rappers like...
    • Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Jan 30 2016
    • 2016-01-30 Finished
  • 'Great Gatsby' Ballet

    UK's Northern Ballet is performing a ballet version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. The ballet is choreographed by their artistic director, David Nixon, whose previous work received an Olivier...
    • Arts | Grand Theatre | Daily until Jan 31 2016
    • 2016-01-30 Finished
  • UA Concert Series: 'Soul Train'

    The Pearl and Urban Aphrodite have teamed up to put together "Soul Train Greatest Hits" as part of their Tribute Concert Series. The show features Smokey and The Shake Your Booty All Starz playing hits from classic TV shows and funky...
    • Nightlife | The Pearl | on Sat Jan 30 2016
    • 2016-01-30 Finished
  • Gigi D'Alessio

    Popular Italian singer Gigi D'Alessio comes to Shanghai for one night only, at a fairly intimate venue for a guy who normally performs in stadiums. He's sold over 20 million albums worldwide, and while coming up in Naples in the early...