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Your monthly guide to doing wonderful things out there in the city. Here's the highlights in clubbing, dancing, doing, seeing edifying things.
  • Jululu Independent Book Festival 2017

    Julu Lu Indie Book Fest is an annual celebration of independent publishing. The event includes an exhibition and marketplace of independently published books and magazines, as well as panel discussions on publishing from designers,...
    • Arts, Community | Daliah | Daily until Jul 23 2017
    • 2017-07-17 Finished
  • Shanghai Express

    Express is a showcase series that features some of the best acclaimed indie rock bands from China. This time the Express is arriving in Shanghai and Beijing for the first time. HazeSounds together with Shengjian Records elaborately...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Jul 1 2017
    • 2017-07-01 Finished
  • 4th of July Celebrations

    Highline is throwing its very first July 4 celebration with drink specials, punch bowls, some complimentary American fare, and a whole lotta Freedom. With all-American tunes and a sundown DJ set by SMTH, join them on the terrace from 5pm...
    • Dining, Nightlife | Highline | on Tue Jul 4 2017
    • 2017-07-04 Finished
  • USA Independence Day BBQ

    Sasha's hosts a big etrrace BBQ for the U-S-A. All guests receive a free bourbon whiskey on arrival. All-you-can-eat with free-flow Carlsberg. Children half price. From 6.30pm. 278rmb. Reservations: 6474 6628. Email:...
    • Dining | Sasha's | on Tue Jul 4 2017
    • 2017-07-04 Finished
  • Movie Night Series: Independence Day

    To celebrate the 4th, the Pearl will be screening Independence Day the 1996 sci-fi action film starring the one and only Will Smith. The film opens with a group of people who converge in the Nevada desert in the aftermath of a worldwide...
    • Community | The Pearl | on Tue Jul 4 2017
    • 2017-07-04 Finished
  • Siesta Loca - 18 Years of DnB

    DJ Siesta started Phreaktion Music in the summer of 1999 and this July, both the brand & her DJ career reaches the 18-year-landmark. “I’ve been so lucky to have been working with music for the last 18 years. To celebrate this journey I...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Jul 6 2017
    • 2017-07-06 Finished
  • Girls Night Out - Bistros Jewels Edition

    Bar Rouge and MVP Shanghai hosts Girls Night Out with sponsors Bistros Jewels -- fashionable vintage style jewels with a modern touch. Lucky draws, free manciures for ladies, and complimentary drinks until 11.30pm. No entry fee until...
    • Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Thu Jul 6 2017
    • 2017-07-06 Finished
  • Opening Party

    Neighborhood lounge Bitter Soul grandly opens their space on Fenyang Lu. Outdoor seating and indoor lounge. Live music, complimentary tapas, and three drinks with the entry fee of 120rmb. Starts 6.30pm.
    • Nightlife | Bitter Soul | on Fri Jul 7 2017
    • 2017-07-07 Finished
  • Arena Rock

    The Pearl presents a salute to Arena Rock! Rawkasaurus Rex are uniting for one night to transport you to the era when music by Journey, Styx, Aerosmith, Heart and Cheap Trick blasted from boom boxes and the 8-track players in muscle...
    • Nightlife | The Pearl | on Fri Jul 7 2017
    • 2017-07-07 Finished
  • Guitar & Violin Duet: Jérémy Jouve & Pierre Fouchenneret

    A virtuoso program, both touching and breathtaking, around two must-see artistes at the height of their careers, present to us big names of classical music, such as Kreisler, Piazzolla, Corelli, and Bach. 50rmb to 300rmb. Starts 7.30pm.
    • Arts, Nightlife | SHOAC | on Fri Jul 7 2017
    • 2017-07-07 Finished
  • China Social Social Club - Bootleg T-Shirt Launch

    "China Social Social Club bootleg T-shirt luanch party with 100% ctoton qaulity guaranteed. Just don’t ironon print. Frau and PCJ will be spinning disco, breaks, house and giving trance a chance. T-shirts 80rmb each - limited quantity*...
    • Nightlife | Smash | on Fri Jul 7 2017
    • 2017-07-07 Finished
  • Chic 'N' Pop – DJ Simon Adams

    A musical journey influenced by a myriad of genres, traversing through funk, soul, house, jazz, and disco. Another hot night at Shanghai's Latin home on the Bund with DJ Simon Adams. No entry fee with the password Coco until midnight....
    • Nightlife | Unico | on Fri Jul 7 2017
    • 2017-07-07 Finished
  • Introduction to Weightlifting Workshop

    Iron Dragon Crossfit's got a two hour clinic on July 7 to learn the fundamentals of Olympic weightlifting. Starts 6.15pm. Price is 375rmb. Suitable for beginners.
  • The Hippo Tank pres. Deer Park, Foster Parents, Peng Zhuang

    The Hippo Tank presents the unofficial album release for New Zealand’s ‘Deer Park’. The band plays a unique style of dark modern pop music, incorporating elements of ambient hip-hop, a horn section and a healthy dose of 21st century...
  • VOID

    VOID presents it's first event at ALL this July with their brand of Detroit influenced techno, house, and electro. Shanghai Ultra and Provoda featured with Detroit legend DJ Stingray at ALL for the club’s opening weekend and will be...
    • Nightlife | ALL Club | on Sat Jul 8 2017
    • 2017-07-08 Finished
  • Shang-Hieeee! Drag Extravaganza XXL

    Watch 11 amazingly fierce drag stars gathered for the first time on the stage of the Pearl and honey, they’re gonna let you have it! Runway, lip sync, burlesque, circus, comedy, live singing and more eye-popping acts than you’ve ever...
    • Nightlife | The Pearl | on Sat Jul 8 2017
    • 2017-07-08 Finished
  • SHFT. pres. Aazar

    "POP DAT POP DAT - LET ME SEE YOU SHAKE THEM TXTIES POP DAT PXSSY TO THE GROUND!" Yes indeed. SHFT is back with another totally LIT trap night at Arkham. One of the leaders in France’s bass movement, and Pardon My French Collaborator...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Sat Jul 8 2017
    • 2017-07-08 Finished

    Bar Rouge and MVP're bringing you Fiesta, a "Noche Latina" party. Flavored tequila and beats by DJ Tuto. It's free entry until midnight if you rsvp, otherwise it's 100rmb. For table reservations, hit up MVP at 139...
    • Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Sat Jul 8 2017
    • 2017-07-08 Finished
  • Logan's Punch Third Anniversary Party Week

    Logan's Punch is pulling out the stops for their anniversary week in the name of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of debauchery". "We strived to provide you all with massive punches, delicious crafted cocktails, crazy parties and of...
  • Two-Year Anniversary Celebration

    "Bumbu is about family, and we couldn't have made it this far without you guys!" The restaurant celebrates with a buffet of authentic Indonesian favorites like Nasi Goreng, Sate Ayam, Martabak, Tumpeng, and more. Tickets include three...
    • Dining | Bumbu | on Sun Jul 9 2017
    • 2017-07-09 Finished
  • La Boum French National Day Party

    Le Jour de Gloire est arrivé! Four days of French indulgence and "art de vivre". The biog bash is "La Boum", one of the biggest parties in Shanghai for French people of the year. 11pm till late Shanghai's favorite couple invites you to...
    • Dining, Nightlife | Mr & Mrs Bund | on Fri Jul 14 2017
    • 2017-07-14 Finished
  • Stage: ‘Miravella’

    In the beginning, life is in its simplest form was cellular and organic. Then the first movements took form and evolved, in a deep seascape. Bodies shed their chrysalis and the animal kingdom was born. Outside their cocoons, they crawl,...
  • Summer Commune Market

    Commune Market takes it back to the streets this July, in the beautiful, historic Shikumen courtyard at Zhang Yuan on Taixing Lu. It's a celebration of community and creativity, at Shanghai's hottest summer market. As always, they're...
    • Community | SmSh Territory | Daily until Jul 16 2017
    • 2017-07-15 Finished
  • UVA Wine Bar 5th Anniversary

    Uva Wine Bar celebrates five years of slinging fine grapes in Jing'an. Get down early for the free-flow special -- 8pm to 10pm. No entry fee. Doors at 6pm.
    • Nightlife | Uva Wine Bar | on Sat Jul 15 2017
    • 2017-07-15 Finished
  • Miami Nights

    Returning for round two, hop in your DeLorean and head back to the '80s with Miami Nights. Come join '80s selectors Mike Ward & Beardslap for a night dedicated to the best in '80s synth pop, electro beats, new wave, emergent hip-hop,...
    • Nightlife | Smash | on Sat Jul 15 2017
    • 2017-07-15 Finished
  • Enchanted Party

    M1NT team up with MVP to hot the long-awaited return of the Enchanted fantasy-themed club night on the Bund. "Expect the unexpected and embrace your dreams as you are enchanted for one night. Get ready to discover a magic place full of...
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Sat Jul 15 2017
    • 2017-07-15 Finished
  • Synesthesia Into the Future

    The Dark-Moon Tempo Crew hosts an invovled cyber trance party at under-the-radar late night club Amber. They're creating a special area at Amber, with five different styles of shamanic Trance "that will lead you into a synesthetic...
    • Nightlife | Amber Lounge | on Sat Jul 15 2017
    • 2017-07-15 Finished
  • Desire Soiree

    A follow up to the Cabaret Soiree and the Moulin Rouge Soiree, The Pearl presents the Desire Soiree. An 'exclusive sensual and passionate experience' the show will transport you to Paris (naturally) for a full scale cabaret. This soiree...
    • Arts | The Pearl | Every Wed, Sat until Aug 2
    • 2017-07-19 Finished
  • China Social Club pres. Noise In My Head

    Noise In My Head (Michael Kucyk) from Melbourne, is one of Australia’s most respected DJs, radio hosts and selectors. His DJ sets see him switch between genres of house, disco, breakbeat, jungle, synth as well as new releases that seem...
    • Nightlife | Smash | on Fri Jul 21 2017
    • 2017-07-21 Finished
  • Bad News pres. Fuseland China Tour 2017 feat. re:plus and Emily Styler

    re:plus is a music project led by Japanese musical phenom Hiroaki Watanabe, reflecting a variety of influence from breakbeat, house, hip hop, jazz, ambient, acoustic, electro and more. Boasting massive sales in Japan and Korea, they’re...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Fri Jul 21 2017
    • 2017-07-21 Finished
  • 12 Inches of Fun pres. DJ Airbear

    California-bred, Seoul-based Aaron Choe aka DJ Airbear is one of the driving forces of the creative scene in Seoul - He DJs as Airbear, collaborates with Vice, writes about music and the Seoul scene for electronic beats, started Seoul...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Jul 21 2017
    • 2017-07-21 Finished
  • Live Score Performance: 'The Triplets of Belleville'

    In 2003, the animated French feature The Triplets of Belleville swept the globe, raking up dozens of awards and nominations — not to mention the hearts of countless admirers — along the way. Much of it came down to the Oscar-nominated...
  • Local Metal Night: 'The Future Looks Grim'

    Groove metal band Hitobashira back on stage at Inferno, joined by Thy Blood, Solid Al, and Second Son for a night of heavy music. No entry fee. Good local metal line-up. Starts 9pm.
  • Australia Day: Literature, Music, and Cuture

    Australian poet Toby Davidson, novelists Jane Messer and Hsu-Ming Teo, and opera singer Shu-Cheen Yu discuss contemporary Australian literature, read from their works and perform Chinese and Australian folk songs. Program (16:00-17:30)...
    • Arts, Community, Nightlife | Glam | on Sat Jul 22 2017
    • 2017-07-22 Finished
  • Anigma pres. MEGA SENS w. Daddy G and Funk D’Void (Reservation)

    “Megasens” is a two-day party launching the entertainment venues of the new W Hotel on the Bund. Entry is per day, with day one being the nighttime affair and day two being the pool party. DJs Daddy G from Massive Attack headlines day...
    • Nightlife | W Shanghai | Daily until Jul 23 2017
    • 2017-07-22 Finished
  • AZ Vogue DIY Salon

    AZ Vogue is organizing a choker making workshop and teach you how to DIY your own fashionable accessory to go with your dress. In one hour, you can make with your own hand a beautiful choker. Wear it, strike a pose, publish in your...
    • Community | SH Slim's | on Sat Jul 22 2017
    • 2017-07-22 Finished
  • Craft Beer Day

    Sasha's hosts another one of their popular Craft Beer Day's in the garden. Live band from 3pm. Beers on offer: oxing Cat Contender (China) 30 Boxing Cat TKO IPA (China) 30 Tuatara Sauvinova (New Zealand) 30 Tuatara IPA (New Zealand) 30...
    • Nightlife | Sasha's | on Sat Jul 22 2017
    • 2017-07-22 Finished
  • Dying Tonight China Tour

    Dying Tonight, a melodic post hardcore force of power from Kunming Yunnan, formed in 2014. It didn't take long for them sweep the southwest region and grow into one of the most. high-profiled bands in nu-metal, post hardcore and emocore...
  • SOL Dance Company pres. ‘SALE’

    "Heat and cold, body and soul, games and rules, sale and consumption. The piece is teasing everything that is a challenge, challenges in life, with society, with games and rules, with Capitalism and with the results of our actions....
  • TOP 5 Opening Party X Unravel

    Top 5 and Unravel are teaming up for the pop art poster show launch party for a night of art, stories, food, drink, and fun. The unique posters will be on display (and on sale!) for the first time, and Unravel storytellers will recount...
  • SHFT. presents Malaa

    So who is Malaa? There has been endless guessing around this masked figures identity. Is it a girl? Is it a boy? Most people assume that Malaa must be either DJ Snake, Tchami or Mercer, but all three artists have performed at different...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Fri Jul 28 2017
    • 2017-07-28 Finished
  • Leonard Slatkin, Trey Lee & The Detroit Symphony Orchestra

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is one America’s most acclaimed orchestras, known for their elegant and delicate take on classical and modern standards. Under the baton of Leonard Slatkin and featuring Cellist Trey Lee, the...
    • Arts | SHOAC | on Sat Jul 29 2017
    • 2017-07-29 Finished
  • LANY (US) China Debut Show

    LANY, the American three-piece alternative band from Los Angeles, recently sold out headline show at Heaven in London, on the heels of being named no.1 on Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist of All Time through the Spotify Discover feature....