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Blue skies ahead, Shanghai. Nothin' but blue skies... and festivals, parties, dinners, openings, exhibitions, cultural events, blah, blah, blah.
May
1
  • Strawberry Festival

    Strawberry Festival Shanghai 2017Modern Sky's Strawberry Music Festival is one of the biggest and best in the game, bringing China's best indie, punk, metal, and electro talents to the big stage with a smattering of visitors from Europe,...
    • Nightlife | Expo Park | Daily until May 1 2017
    • 2017-04-29 Finished
May
2
  • Broadway Musical: 'Wicked - The Untold Story'

    Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, an...
May
3
  • Latin Grammy Winner Belanova Live in Shanghai

    One of the most sensational Mexican pop acts of the mid-2000s, Belanova enjoyed tremendous success in their native country, especially with their second album, Dulce Beat, whose single "Por Ti" notably logged a record-setting 29 weeks...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Wed May 3, 2017
    • 2017-05-03 Finished
May
5
  • Cinco de Mayo Party

    The biggest Cinco in town, Zapata's is back with another taco buffet (from 6pm), and an all night party with Latin and Western party favorites. Free Sombreros, free ponchos, free shots every hour on the hour 138rmb including free-flow...
    • Dining, Nightlife | Zapata's | on Fri May 5, 2017
    • 2017-05-05 Finished
  • Cinco de Mayo

    Mayita rooftop hosts their annual Cinco de Mayo party with a live Latin band, face painting, 25rmb drinks --Micheladas, Olmeca Margaritas, Olmeca Palomas, Sangria, Sol & wine -- and a craft beer station. Their new chef Juanito Rebolledo...
    • Dining, Nightlife | Mayita | on Fri May 5, 2017
    • 2017-05-05 Finished
May
6
  • Les Frères Colle: ‘Jonglage Percutant’

    Riding rave reviews in the French press, Les Frères Colle bring their award-winning stage show "Jonglage Percutant” to a Shanghai stage for the first time. A show that combines music, juggling, and humor, expect an original and...
  • Feast

    Shanghai Supperclub and Social Supply team up to host FEAST, a food festival gathering some of Shanghai's top chefs on the rooftop of The Place. They've already got a few of these successfully in the books, with the main emphasis...
  • First Annual Shanghai Hot Sauce Festival

    From the makers of your yearly Chili Cook-Off Festival (AKA Ken and crew from Bubba's) comes a hot sauce festival promising to celebrate all things spicy. With their sponsors, Jalapeno, The Hot Box, Olmeca Tequila, and Tito’s Vodka...
    • Dining, Nightlife | Jalapeño | on Sat May 6, 2017
    • 2017-05-06 Finished
  • Van Halen Tribute for Heart to Heart

    Three Shanghai bands: The Deck Chairs, Rock Suey and Limousine unite to pay tribute to one of the greatest rock bands of all time: Van Halen! Expect a full range of VH songs from all bands with a special tribute band at the end of the...
May
7
  • Shanghai Centre Family Fun Fair

    Parents and kids, it's the 5th edition of the Shanghai Center Family Fun Fair. Int'l school band performances, 50+ vendor booths, Cardboard Shanghai art competition, skate-ramp by Iconx, gym classes, mini-soccer, American football...
  • Totorro China Tour Shanghai Live

    Post-rock act Totorro plays Mao Livehouse. "Hard to classify. Instrumental music that tells you stories, that makes you feel special, special sensations, special emotions. It is complicated, but it is catchy! Like a magical maths teacher...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sun May 7, 2017
    • 2017-05-07 Finished
May
12
  • The Notwist

    New Noise post-rock platform (Mono, Mogwai, PG Lost) hosts a four-city China tour for legendary indietronica band The Notwist. Since their formation in 1989, The Notwist rose to the top of indie fame and became one of Germany’s biggest...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Fri May 12, 2017
    • 2017-05-12 Finished
  • Oliver Heldens

    Dutch techno wizard Oliver Heldens performs a set at Shanghai’s own M2. The Tiesto-approved producer / DJ burst on the world’s EDM radar with his 2013 hit “Gecko”. He’s lately off a well-received Essential Mix for Pete Tong and a #12...
    • Nightlife | M2 | on Fri May 12, 2017
    • 2017-05-12 Finished
  • Sweatshop x Dada pres. DJ Marky (Brazil)

    Sweatshop & Wonky Kong collective kicks start the summer early with one of the biggest drum'n'bass superstaaaahs in the world DJ Marky. "From igniting dancefloors across the globe to releasing some of the most seminal drum & bass tracks...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri May 12, 2017
    • 2017-05-12 Finished
  • Megadeth

    Megadeth, the thrash metal titans are experiencing a bit of a late career resurgence this past year, picking up the Grammy for their 2106 record Dystopia for "Best Metal Performance". The band is currently on a world tour behind said...
  • Mini Festival feat. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

    Back for its fifth iteration, the annual “Mini Festival” returns to the Shanghai Concert Hall for three days of musical collaboration and expression. This year, the festival welcomes in The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to...
  • The 2nd Edition of Beernanza aka the Shanghai International Beer Festival

    The 2nd Edition of Beernanza (aka the Shanghai International Beer Festival) organized by Bevex in partnership with the Shanghai Brewers Association, the event will feature more than 100 different craft beers from around the world and...
  • Arkham Grand Opening

    After being shuttered at the end of 2016, Shanghai's biggest alt club is back on the scene at their new space at Found 158. As of this writing, the exact show details are still TBA, but this is the night: May 12. Venue owners / managers...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Fri May 12, 2017
    • 2017-05-12 Finished
May
13
  • Zapata’s 13th Anniversary Party

    Another year of doing the Lord's work in the books for Zapata's. The Hengshan Lu party place is celebrating their 13th year in the biz with... food, cheesy music, and an open bar from 8pm to 9pm. Free beer and free frozen margarita....
    • Nightlife | Zapata's | on Sat May 13, 2017
    • 2017-05-13 Finished
  • Made in Shanghai: Spring Bazaar

    Spring has only just begun and already you’re overwhelmed by pop-ups, markets, and festivals. BUT this one’s different — it’s a bazaar. Hosted by Made in Shanghai, they’re bringing in Shanghai’s best and most talented local...
  • M1NT Mother's Day & Complimentary China Red Cup

    M1NT is celebrating Mother’s Day for two nights on May 13 and May 14, with a 3-course-dinner, featuring Pan FriedScallops or Beef Tartar or Foie Gras Terrine, King Prawn or Black Cod or 300g M5 Angus Rib Eye, Chocolate Fondant or Sticky...
    • Dining | M1NT | Daily until May 14 2017
    • 2017-05-13 Finished
May
14
  • Insomnium 2017 'Winter’s Gate' Asia Tour

    Out of the cold seas, out of the endless night rises the new tour de force of northern magic: “Winter’s Gate”, the seventh studio album of Finland’s melodic metal conjurers Insomnium. One of China's most reputable metal promoters Pain...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sun May 14, 2017
    • 2017-05-14 Finished
  • Mother’s Day Celebration - Waldorf Champagne Brunch

    Treat your Mum to the Waldorf Champagne Brunch and start off at the Long Bar with a pre-brunch, oysters and Champagne. Continue the celebration at the Grand Brasserie with a sumptuous buffet, signature a la carte options and a delectable...
  • The King’s Singers 2017 Shanghai Concert

    Acclaimed worldwide for their virtuosity, life-affirming energy and charm, The King’s Singers are in global demand. Their Grammy-winning work, synonymous with the very best in vocal ensemble performance, appeals to a vast international...
May
16
  • ShanghaiPRIDE 2017: Pride Rocks

    A new addition to ShanghaiPRIDE, the first-ever Pride Rocks concert is happening on June 16 at M6. Local bands will share the Pride9 stage for a day of tunes and community-building. Early bird tickets cost 70rmb, at the door tickets...
    • Community, Nightlife | M64 Club | on Tue May 16, 2017
    • 2017-05-16 Finished
May
17
  • Ducks Parent Open Morning

    Dulwich College Shanghai Kindergarten (DUCKS) will host Open Mornings for prospective families from 8.30am to 10.00am in DUCKS Small Hall. If you'd like to meet the Head of School, Mrs. Lisa Low, and receive a tailored tour, you can...
  • The Tipsy Fiddler Three-Year Anniversary

    The Tipsy Fiddler are celebrating their three-year anniversary. Lots of live music throughout the night and an extended happy hour from 3pm to 10pm.
May
18
  • Megaherz China Tour 2017

    German industrial metal band makes their China debut. The Napalm Records band has gone through a lot of changes since forming in Munich in 1995, and their current incarnation sees the group doing a Rammstein-esque industrial and metal...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Thu May 18, 2017
    • 2017-05-18 Finished
May
19
  • Wooozy Offline pres. Soda Plains x Dis Fig

    Summer days, Wooozy nights. Wooozy Offline presents an evening of icy escape as the city heats up, with the mold-melting sounds of Soda Plains and Dis Fig. This is club music woven with intricate threads, bottling the dark components of...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri May 19, 2017
    • 2017-05-19 Finished
  • MTA Shanghai: Years & Years

    British electronica trio Years & Years play Shanghai, dishing out that saccharine sweet electro pop, that counts Sigur Ros and Postal Service among its influences. Their biggest hit was the track “King”, which hit No. 1 on the UK charts...
May
20
  • ShanghaiPRIDE 2017 Rainbow Bike Ride

    Six teams of cyclists will represent the six colours of the Rainbow Flag, starting out from every corner of Shanghai to meet at Xuhui Binjiang Green Space for a picnic. Riding time varies from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the route....
  • Great Wall Music Festival 2017

    The Great Wall Run Festival returns on May 20 by the Simatai Great Wall. The party features international DJs Oliver Heldens, Fritz Kalkbrenner, Ben Klock, and more. Three different stages will be hosting packed day-time line-ups from...
    • Arts, Community, Nightlife | SmSh Territory | on Sat May 20, 2017
    • 2017-05-20 Finished
  • Up A Tree Indiepop Festival

    Hosted by Puppy Fat Records this is two days of twee indie pop a la The Pastels, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and the Sarah Records roster. Got a real soft spot for this kind of stuff. During the day, they're having more low key...
    • Nightlife | Uptown | Daily until May 21 2017
    • 2017-05-20 Finished
  • British Chamber Shanghai Annual Ball 2017 - 'Back to School' Theme

    The British Chamber Shanghai hosts a school-themed extravaganza at the Shangri-La Pudong, where we will invite guests to re-live their glory days at school with an evening of fun, frivolity and dancing, and best of all…no homework....
May
21
  • MTA Shanghai: Clean Bandit

    MTA hosts British dance pop superstars Clean Bandit for their Shanghai debut. The Cambridge electronic group won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for their track “Rather Be”. Their 2106 hit “Rockaby” featured rapper Sean...
  • The Spartan Race 2017

    The Spartan Race is a leader in the sport of obstacle racing, offering open heats for all fitness levels, as well as competitive and elite heats for those with something more to prove. The first of its kind to feature timing and global...
    • Sports & Recreation | Sunland Green | on Sun May 21, 2017
    • 2017-05-21 Finished
May
24
  • Six Appeal

    Six Appeal is a world class vocal ensemble infused with impeccable comedic timing and the energy and vitality of a rock band. Swearing off instruments, the award-winning vocal band Six Appeal takes you on a journey that spans decades of...
May
26
  • Shanghai elRow: Psychedelic Trip

    One of Ibiza's craziest parties makes its Shanghai debut at Linx club. Tracing their history back hundreds of years to stage performances in Spain in 1th 19th century, the 21st century edition is a feast of the senses with actors,...
    • Nightlife | Linx | on Fri May 26, 2017
    • 2017-05-26 Finished
  • Les Ballets Eloelle present 'Men in Tutus'

    Les Ballets Eloelle stage their new production "Men In Tutus" — the most spectacular, talented, and hilarious all-male comedy ballet… ever. From the thrilling pirouettes of the male dancers (in male and female costumes) with brilliant...
May
27
  • Dragon Burn

    Dragon Burn is a regional event based on the ethos and principles of Burning Man. The words "Burning Man Festival" probably conjure up images thousands of insane and naked attendees in a desert in Nevada — lusty and heathen images to be...
    • Nightlife | SmSh Territory | Daily until May 30 2017
    • 2017-05-27 Finished
May
28
  • Yin Yang Music Festival

    Another festival on The Great Wall of China, organized by party villa The Mansion, and it's dirt cheap and really easy to comprehend. Hey, good for them. They’ve got a daytime stage actually on top of the Great Wall, a night time stage...
    • Nightlife | SmSh Territory | Daily until May 30 2017
    • 2017-05-28 Finished