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Rainy days ahead. Here's your monthly calendar for festivals, parties, dinners, openings, exhibitions, cultural events, blah, blah, blah.
  • Hand in Hand International Children's Music Festival

    For International Children's Day (who knew?), Hand in Hand is throwing a family-friendly music festival June 1. You can take your kids to see some live music and not have to worry about exposing them to adult festival fun. Also, you...
    • Community, Nightlife | MAO LH | on Thu Jun 1, 2017
    • 2017-06-01 Finished
  • Charity Auction for Yangjiawan School

    Chef Michael Wendling of Cuivre, is throwing his second charity event, topped off with a silent auction. The goal of this two week event is to raise enough money to provide school supplies for a year to Yangjiawan Primary School (in...
    • Community | Cuivre | on Fri Jun 16, 2017
    • 2017-06-16 Finished
  • Grande Affaire de Champagne - A Champagne Festival

    They're saying it better than I ever could: "Three days of magnificently curated events will showcase Champagne from partner French maisons alongside gastronomic soirées, photography exhibitions, live auctions in rare Champagnes, vintage...
  • All Caked Up

    BottlesXO is putting on its own cake-day bash for its 2nd anniversary celebration. Normally, that might sound a bit sad, but to raise everyone's spirits, they're inviting all of Shanghai to hoover up 60 liters of craft beer. They're...
    • Dining, Nightlife | XO Bar | on Sat Jun 3, 2017
    • 2017-06-03 Finished
  • Boxing Cat Brewery Pres. China's First National Free Beer Day

    Boxing Cat Brewery's doing this thing where they announce a national holiday dedicated to free beer, and then they're passing out what must be dozens of kegs of beer to bars dotted around China. Naturally, a bunch of them are in China....
  • Central Studios' Annual Fair Day

    Central Studios' annual fair day, is happening Sunday, June 4 from 11 AM to 8 PM. The fair is focused on individual and collective practices to reduce waste and make conscious choices towards greener habits. But it's not all just...
  • Cages Summer Dodgeball League

    Cages kicks off their summer dodgeball league. "Come get drunk and hit people with balls! Hit up cagessports wechat account to register." League goes until August 3. Registration is 800rmb.
  • LL Palooza: Liquid Laundry Third Anniversary

    LL celebrates like rock stars for their third anniversary. To celebrate, they're putting on a whole festival of rock star chefs to rival the line-up at Lolapalooza Rock Festival. Beth Cosgrove, Simon Sunwoo, Austin Hu, Scott Melvin, and...
    • Dining, Nightlife | Liquid Laundry | on Thu Jun 8, 2017
    • 2017-06-08 Finished
  • Ladies Who Tech: Movie Night

    Ladies Who Tech (along with the US Consulate and Google Women Techmakers) are hosting a special screening of "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap." The film touches on the lack of women and minorities working in the computer science field...
  • A Summer's Night Music Festival

    Saucepan (healthy eating catering) presents a free outdoor fest with an emphasis on music. Bring your dancing attire as Shanghai party bands Space Rock Collective and Tiger take the stage along with Americana folk artist Natalie Pearce...
    • Nightlife | Saucepan | on Fri Jun 9, 2017
    • 2017-06-09 Finished
  • 5th Annual Air Guitar Championship

    Get ready to shred the shit out of some air because it's Inferno's 5th Annual Air Guitar Championship. Huge prizes from Monster energy drink, Shanghai Tattoo, and the sexiest bar, Inferno themselves. There will be two rounds in total....
  • Osaka Monaurail - 25th Anniversary Celebration

    Japan’s funkiest orchestra and one of the worldwide leading group in the genre lands in Unico to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Expect another “feast for fans of ferocious funk” provided by eight musicians on stage lead by soulful...
    • Nightlife | Unico | on Fri Jun 9, 2017
    • 2017-06-09 Finished
  • Steo le Panda & Canine

    Steo le Panda & Canine are gathering together for a party and live streaming show. Steo, the only Panda Music Producer in China, will play a live set with a light performance. Canine who just came back from his last performance for Ying...
  • Hu Weiqi: 'Entangled in Duality'

    With the solo exhibition “Entangled in Duality”, Hu Weiqi makes an attempt to unveil how deep of an imprint the miraculous, eye-catching and lighting-fast social, political and cultural transition has left on the mentalities, conscious...
  • KFK pres. Joe Machi

    KFK brings in yet another NYC heavyweight act, Joe Machi. He is touring China June 6 - 11 to kick off his Asia tour. He's a Top 4 finalist from NBC's Last Comic Standing and was voted funniest comedian at the New York Comedy Festival....
  • Rumble in the Jungle

    Brawl on the Bund White Collar Boxing returns to the Hyatt with the Rumble in the Jungle decor-theme, paying tribute to a classic boxing match in the '70s. The ballroom's going to be decked out like an African jungle and Shanghai's game...
    • Community, Nightlife, Sports & Recreation | Hyatt | on Fri Jun 9, 2017
    • 2017-06-09 Finished
  • Lite 'Cubic' China Tour

    Famous Japanese math rock bank Lite plays a big show supporting their new album at Mao Livehouse. Swirling soundscapes, ebbs, floes, and massive crescendos. 150rmb at the door. Starts 9pm.
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Fri Jun 9, 2017
    • 2017-06-09 Finished
  • Joan Cornellà: A Shanghai Solo Exhibition

    Based in Barcelona, Joan Cornellà is a cartoonist and illustrator famous for his unsettling, surreal humor and black humorous comic strips as well as artwork. With a global following, his works consist of mostly wordless 6-panel comics –...
  • Foster Parents Album Release Show

    Shanghai post-rock band Foster Parents release their new album, along with support from Halo Effect. Great show for enthusiasts of expansive instrumental rock music. 50rmb at the door. Starts 10pm.
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Jun 10, 2017
    • 2017-06-10 Finished
  • Queen's Birthday Buffet Brunch

    Book now for Sasha’s famous Brunch Buffet at 198rmb celebrating the Queen's birthday. Organized by the British Consulate General, the event also features a kid's corner to entertain the little ones with official Peppa Pig activities....
    • Dining | Sasha's | on Sat Jun 10, 2017
    • 2017-06-10 Finished
  • Iceland Folk Singer Hafdis Huld China Tour

    Formally of legendary Iceland band GUS GUS, folk singer Hafdis Huld brings her sticky sweet vocals to Shanghai. 100rmb at the door. Starts 9pm.
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Jun 10, 2017
    • 2017-06-10 Finished
  • P.K.14 2017 China Tour

    Lo and behold! China’s seminal post-punk bad P.K.14’s new album is due to be recorded later this year. Until then, the band has a 14-stop tour of China to embark on. Half of the setlist to come from the new album, and the other half from...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sat Jun 10, 2017
    • 2017-06-10 Finished
  • Ladyfest Shanghai Concert 2017

    These bands play like girls. Cause they are. Ladyfest Shanghai is back to celebrate female musicians and performers with a pretty sweet line up (including YanRan, Ugly Girls, and ThunderSouls). Ladyfest is a non-profit event put on by...
  • DiscJockey pres. Darius(FR) @Arkham

    Darius is an uprising French artist, known as an inaugural player of a recent house music movement taking its roots in France and quickly spreading around the world. Infused by the uplifting beats of disco and funk. Either in its...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Sat Jun 10, 2017
    • 2017-06-10 Finished
  • Pervert & Sodoma

    Shanghai's favorite (only?) S&M-themed party Pervert & Sodoma is on from 10pm. You seen our photo galleries for this thing? My god. Whips, chains, leather gimp suits, the works. It puts the lotion in the basket. Free entry before 12.30am...
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Sat Jun 10, 2017
    • 2017-06-10 Finished
  • ShanghaiPRIDE 2017: Pride Talk

    ShanghaiPRIDE 2017 is starting up in June with Pride Talk kicking off the week on June 10. There will be 10 guests speakers, covering a variety of topics. The time to learn a little more about the LGBT community in Shanghai is now....
    • Community | Colca | on Sat Jun 10, 2017
    • 2017-06-10 Finished
  • Isabelle Huppert Reads Marguerite Duras

    Isabella Huppert is France’s national treasure. She earned several awards for her acting performances including: Best Actress Awards at the Cannes Festival for Violette Nozière , at the Venice Film Festival for Une affaire de femmes ,...
  • We Love Finland Festival

    "The Consulate General of Finland in Shanghai wishes everyone welcome to join and feel the Finnishness." Very nice. The Shanghai Center celebration opens at noon and the opening ceremony is at 1pm. A Finnish DJ will be playing a variety...
    • Community | SmSh Territory | on Sun Jun 11, 2017
    • 2017-06-11 Finished
  • The 2017 Healing Arts Festival

    The healing begins... with over 20 booths showcasing seasoned wellness practitioners and healing services from across the city. In its fourth successful year, the festival offers an intimate way for like-minded people to connect with the...
    • Community, Nightlife, Sports & Recreation | SmSh Territory | on Sun Jun 11, 2017
    • 2017-06-11 Finished
  • Barcella

    Gracing the brand-new stage at Modern Sky Lab is French lyrical virtuoso Barcella. A multi-talented author, composer and interpreter, the Reims native takes cues from genres as varied as traditional French chanson and the work of hip-hop...
    • Nightlife | Modern Sky Lab | on Sun Jun 11, 2017
    • 2017-06-11 Finished
  • SHFT. presents Love 4 Moon Bears Charity Show

    Shanghai, Red8 and SHFT. come together because quite simply they have mad love for Moon Bears, and they want to throw a big dirty hip hop party to raise money to get our homies out of their cages and into the Chengdu Bear Rescue Center....
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Thu Jun 15, 2017
    • 2017-06-15 Finished
  • ShanghaiPRIDE 2017: Ladies Party

    A bar with women only, sounds like a dream right? On June 15 it'll be a reality. ShanghaiPride is throwing their annual Ladies Party at Celia by Pulse complete with drink deals, performances, and prizes. Free entry, and yes ladies...
    • Community, Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | on Thu Jun 15, 2017
    • 2017-06-15 Finished
  • Yummy Planet Food Festival

    Yummy Planet is a three-day foodie festival featuring representation from cuisines from around the world, capped off with a massive banquet dining event. The core of the festival is a five-continent food tour, featuring Asian delicacies...
    • Dining, Nightlife | ShanghaiMart | Daily until Jun 18 2017
    • 2017-06-16 Finished
  • 20th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF)

    Highlight of the year for movie nerds. From June 16 to June 27, hundreds of movies (last year it was around 600) will be showing at various cinemas in Shanghai, across all districts. The main venue, of course, is still at Shanghai Film...
    • Arts, Community, Nightlife | SmSh Territory | Daily until Jun 27 2017
    • 2017-06-16 Finished
  • Asian Vibes × Room 303 pres. Anetha [FR]

    Asian Vibes once again team up with Room 303, present you the little lady of Techno - Anetha from the romantic France. Oscillating between acid lines, melancholic melodies, hypnotic patterns and strong grooves, Anetha knows how to take...
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Fri Jun 16, 2017
    • 2017-06-16 Finished
  • ShanghaiPRIDE 2017: LGBTQ Groups Open Day & Forum

    LGBTQ Groups Open Day & Forum will close out the big pride events on June 17 at Andaz. Two forums at the all-day event will discuss family matters in queer relationships, such as same-sex marriage and raising children, as well as LGBTQ...
  • Oyster and Pouilly Fume Feast

    Hyatt on the Bund is putting on its second oyster and wine festival of 2017 at the VUE bar. That's a one day of endless, freshly shucked oysters, accompanied by free-flow Pascal Jolivet Pouilly Fume, from the Loire Valley in France....
    • Dining | Vue Bar | on Sat Jun 17, 2017
    • 2017-06-17 Finished
  • On Top

    MVP Events returns to the Shanghai World Financial Center for another glamorous party in the clouds. Bottle poppin' on the 92 floor at the Park Hyatt. Dress code: Elegant. Free entrance until midnight if you RSVP to...
  • Concrete and Grass pres. Benjamin Francis Leftwich

    Introduced to the world in 2011 after his debut album Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm, English singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich has been called a mix of Elliot Smith and Chris Martin, and for good reason. Using material from...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Jun 17, 2017
    • 2017-06-17 Finished
  • Commune Market at Taixing Courtyard Square

    This month, Commune Market comes to you at the historical shikumen (Stone Warehouse Gate) "Taixing Square", in the bustling West Nanjing Lu and Taixing Lu. On June 11th-12th rescheduled to June 17th-18th, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to...
    • Community | SmSh Territory | Daily until Jun 18 2017
    • 2017-06-17 Finished
  • S.T.D. pres. GoldLink

    GoldLink’s sound is densely weighted with shimmering polyrhythmic sounds, constructed with formidable producers like Kaytranada, Lakim and Louie Lastic. His sound milks nostalgic cuts of 90s hip-hop and R&B and the area’s natural go-go...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Sat Jun 17, 2017
    • 2017-06-17 Finished
  • Brit Postrock Band Kontakte China Tour

    Conceived in 2005 from a string of old 4-track demos and further realized via a labyrinth of digital workstations and computer software, Kontakte emerged in early 2006. The concept was to blend organic instrumentation within an...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Thu Jun 22, 2017
    • 2017-06-22 Finished
  • The Deer Tracks with Slim Vic

    The Swedish Indie Electronica rhythm driven sensation The Deer Tracks are back after three years of silence with their new album ’Undersvik’. Over a 10 days period, with outside world switched off, they just let the stillness and their...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Fri Jun 23, 2017
    • 2017-06-23 Finished
  • Shanghorror Part 3

    Inferno's big horror movie plus metal night returns with a screening of “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer”. A gritty low-budget picture with the promise of raising the hairs on the back of your neck, “Henry” will be followed by four...
  • Jean-Marc Luisada Piano Recital

    A French pianist born in Bizerte, Tunisia, Jean-Marc Luisada is a graduate of the Conservatoire de Paris. He performs in Shanghai, a selection of Beethoven and the waltzes of Chopin — pieces for which the artist has won international...
  • 'We Want Your Hair!' Free Brazilian Waxing Day

    Strip is pruning bushes in Shanghai for free for the first 30 people who turn up to their store. (!!!) Breaks down like this: "First 10 customers get: 1. Free Brazilian Wax 2. ¥ 1000 Waxing PKG 3. 35% off on ICE CREAM / Mineral Body...
  • French Comedy: Moliere’s ‘L’Avare’

    Presenting as part of the annual Festival Croisements 2017 Moliere’s sublime comedy L’Avare (“The Miser”) receives a Shanghai staging, care of La Comédie de Reims – Centre Dramatique National. Featuring a cast of French players under the...
  • YoMo: Annual Youth Mobile Festival

    Yomo is a festival designed for young people from 6 to 18 years old. It will feature interactive exhibits, live theatre shows, immersive workshops, and a wide range of hands-on STEAM focused activities that will engage everyone from...
    • Community | SNIEC | Daily until Jul 1 2017
    • 2017-06-28 Finished
  • 'The Bodyguard' — The Musical

    Yes, it’s the Kevin Costner, Whitney Houstin movie. In a theatrical musical format. “Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in...