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Eat, drink, party, party, party in Shanghai this October. Here's your calendar for this month's major happenings.
Apr
14
  • Nightwish 2016

    Finnish symphonic metal legends Nightwish return to Shanghai for a show at the QSW. Expect to hear from their latest album Endless Forms Most Beautiful , which came out in March 2015. Tickets from 388rmb on Damai . Show starts at 8pm.
Oct
1
  • Storm Festival 2016

    Hey kids, China's biggest EDM festival is back for year four. Big money, big brands, big artists -- 2015 saw Skrillex headline the first day, with around 25k people showing up. Maybe Avicii will finally come this year? The festival is...
  • Matthew Barney: 'Cremaster Cycle 4, 1, 5 + 2'

    Power Station of Art is screening US artist Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle this weekend, kicking things off with the first four of five feature-length films. All centered around the male cremaster muscle, the films take human biology...
  • Skrillex + Marshmello

    The wobble king Skrillex is in town for the big Storm EDM festival and he’s tagging on an encore appearance in Shanghai on October 1. The Grammy Award winning producer needs no introduction. He’s joining comrade in bass for a huge,...
  • National Day Holiday 2016

    Golden Week, a.k.a. the worst time to travel domestically. You get a week off work from October 1-7, but you've gotta work on Saturday Oct 8 and Sunday Oct 9. Lots going on around town, including STORM and possibly MIDI Festival.
    • NOT TAGGED | SmSh Territory | Daily until Oct 7 2016
    • 2016-10-01 Finished
Oct
2
Oct
4
  • Kesha World Tour

    You heard right, Kesha is in Shanghai on October 4, performing at the Shanghai Grand Stage. The pop star is known for her singles "Tik-Tok" and "We R Who We R", which achieved the #1 spot across the globe, and for making women go "Oh mai...
    • Nightlife | Grand Stage | on Tue Oct 4 2016
    • 2016-10-04 Finished
Oct
6
  • RSC pres. ‘Richard II’

    King Richard II’s uncle, the Duke of Gloucester, has been murdered. His cousin Bolingbroke accuses Thomas Mowbray of causing his death, and challenges him to combat. The King intervenes and banishes both men from the kingdom. This...
Oct
7
  • DJ Qbert

    One of the most skilled scratch DJs of all time DJ QBert plays Le Baron. As a founding member of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, he's been the focus of two major documentary films Scratch and Hang The DJ , both of which were selected at...
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Fri Oct 7 2016
    • 2016-10-07 Finished
  • Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou 1906-1977

    A touring exhibition of 20th century art works on loan from the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France goes on display at Shanghai Exhibition Center this winter. That includes works across a full range of media spanning 1907 through to the...
  • 4x4x4x4 Holiday Residents Special

    Four to the floor at the 4x4x4x4x4x4x4 party: holiday edition. Strictly 4xe beats in minimal, house, and techno. Good party vibes. 40rmb cover. Starts 10pm.
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Fri Oct 7 2016
    • 2016-10-07 Finished
Oct
8
  • 2016 Shanghai Rolex Masters

    Shanghai's biggest tennis event returns. The annual Shanghai Masters is a pro knockout tournament played on hard outdoor courts down in Minhang. Part of the ATP World Tour Masters, the tournament sees the world's greatest players...
Oct
9
  • NBA Global Shanghai

    Making their return to Shanghai for the first time since kicking off the NBA Global Games China back in 2004, the Houston Rockets will be taking on the New Orleans Pelicans in a game at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The Rockets’ roster...
    • Sports | MB Arena | on Sun Oct 9 2016
    • 2016-10-09 Finished
Oct
13
  • Oktoberfest

    Paulaner's Oktoberfest has been moved to their Expo location. They promise the venue has plenty of room to host their massive yearly beer-drinking festival. Prices range from 248-388rmb per person. If you want in on this, you definitely...
Oct
14
  • Shanghai Hash House Harriers 30th Anniversary Run

    The Shanghai chapter of the worldwide "drinking club with a running problem" celebrates their 30th Anniversary. The event kicks off with Friday's night's open top party bus (meet at Zapatas at 7pm), followed by a weekend of...
    • Community, Nightlife, Sports | SmSh Territory | Daily until Oct 16 2016
    • 2016-10-14 Finished
  • Split Works pres. Kurt Vile and the Violators

    Indie rock darling Kurt Vile makes his Shanghai debut under the auspices of Split Works. "He's a man with an old soul," says Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon. On stage, alongside his band the Violators, "the laid-back, wavy-haired Vile is tender...
  • Cara Dillon Shanghai Tour

    Meteor Award-winning Irish folk singer of the folk group Equation Cara Dillon plays Mao Livehouse on the Shanghai stop of her China Tour. Among her many accolades is a performance at the Belfast Festival at Queen's Opening Ceremony with...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Fri Oct 14 2016
    • 2016-10-14 Finished
Oct
15
  • JZ Festival 2016

    One of Shanghai's biggest and best festivals throws down for the 12th year in a row, out in the lush Expo Garden. Expect multiple stages, some big international acts (past years have seen Bootsie Collins, Victor Wooten, Earth Wind And...
    • Nightlife | Expo Park | Daily until Oct 16 2016
    • 2016-10-15 Finished
  • New Noise pres. MONO 'Requiem for Hell' China Tour 2016

    Japanese post rockers Mono return for another Shanghai show. They are one of the most wildly popular instrumental, anthemic rock bands to emerge from the post / space rock scene in Japan. Expect melancholy, tuneful instrumental rock that...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sat Oct 15 2016
    • 2016-10-15 Finished
  • Oyster and Chablis Feast

    Oyster-lovers rejoice as Hyatt on the Bund hosts its third oyster and wine festival. The events see hundreds of gourmands visit the hotel’s Vue Bar to enjoy a day of endless oysters flown in live for the occasion, freshly shucked, and...
    • Dining | Vue Bar | on Sat Oct 15 2016
    • 2016-10-15 Finished
Oct
16
  • 2016 Spartan Obstacle Race

    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...
  • Love Bang x Motorsmoker Rooftop BBQ

    Love Bang make cartoons and music in downtown Shanghai. Motorsmoker make Texas-style smoked BBQ in this hippy water-village called Zhujiazhao an hour from the city center. They're coming together for one day only on Le Baron's gorgeous...
    • Dining, Nightlife | Le Baron | on Sun Oct 16 2016
    • 2016-10-16 Finished
Oct
20
Oct
21
  • Wellington College Festival of Education

    Wellington College Festival of Education returns this year with 20 renowned and innovative speakers. They say: "This year’s festival is designed to stimulate debate and purposeful thinking about educational issues. Leading experts will...
Oct
22
  • Run For Your Lives Shanghai

    Run For Your Lives is a zombie-themed 5K obstacle run that will be hosted on 10/22 (right before Halloween!). Participants can choose to be either survivors or zombie in the run. Survivors will have to conquer the obstacles set at the...
    • Sports | Expo Park | on Sat Oct 22 2016
    • 2016-10-22 Finished
  • Max Gazzè Maximilian World Tour

    Italian singer-songwriter and musician Max Gazzè performs in Shanghai as part of Hit Week 2016. The Italian vocalist, known for his unique high-pitched voice, is a Fabi Silvestri Gazzè member, and in town supporting his latest acclaimed...
  • Tough Mudder

    This event has been canceled due to weather. "Tough Mudder is an 8KM & 16KM mud and obstacle course designed to test your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit." It's not a race but a team-oriented challenge. Catch the video on...
    • Sports | SmSh Territory | Daily until Oct 23 2016
    • 2016-10-22 Finished
Oct
29
  • Andy Warhol: 'Shadows'

    The orignator of Pop Art returns to Shanghai again this fall, this time in the form of his seminal Shadows series. Created between 1978-79, they mark the culmination of the artist's interest in shadows. The silk-screened canvas panels,...
    • Arts | YUZ Museum | Daily until Jan 15 2017
    • 2016-10-29 Finished
  • 2016 Halloween Tribute Show at Yuyintang

    Time to get your mosh on! Yuyintang's most beloved annual tradition is back—the Halloween Tribute Show. The show is where locally-based musicians dress up and play the part as some of their favorite bands for a night of covers. This year...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Oct 29 2016
    • 2016-10-29 Finished
  • INTRO Electronic Music Festival Shanghai

    Beijing's biggest electronic music festival makes its Shanghai debut at the Expo park. Multiple stages featuring DJs and producers, kicking out house, techno, bass, and more. Headliners are Kevin Sauderson, DJ Koze, Biceo, Desto, Markus...
    • Nightlife | Expo Park | on Sat Oct 29 2016
    • 2016-10-29 Finished
Oct
30
  • Shanghai Marathon 2016

    This is the big one. We're talking 8000 runners in the main event, 10000 in the half-marathon, 7000 in the 10k, and 10000 in the 5k run. In 2014, 300,000 people showed up to watch. You can register and learn more about the race here on...