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It's still sweltering. The city's sizzling. Sizzling with great places to see things, do things and dance to things, that is! It's your monthly round-up, Shanghai.
  • Summer Jam feat. Grandmaster Flash, Cosmos Midnight & Lovebang

    The first Le Baron Summer Jam; three nights of music and guest performers and all that good stuff, happening from Thursday to Saturday. They've got Australian duo Cosmo's Midnight playing Thursday, oh my god Grandmaster Flash playing...
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | Daily until Aug 5 2017
    • 2017-08-03 Finished
  • ASIANDOPEBOYSXGMU STUDIO | Kakushin Nishihara + Cyber69

    Psychedelic anarcho mad collective ASIANDOPEBOYS and GMU STUDIO present Kakushin Nishihara (Satuma Biwa player from Tokyo) and Vladivostok-born Toronto-based DJ Cyber 69 at All Club. It's probably going to get weird. Door price is...
    • Nightlife | ALL Club | on Fri Aug 4 2017
    • 2017-08-04 Finished

    SHFT presents LA producer TOKiMONSTA, a.k.a. Jennifer Lee, taking over the DJ stand at Arkham. She'll be playing songs off her latest album Lune Rouge, written after Lee was diagnosed with Moyamoya syndrome. Lune Rouge is the third album...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Fri Aug 4 2017
    • 2017-08-04 Finished
  • Stage: ‘Réversible'

    In Réversible, eight outstanding theater and acrobatic performers dig through the histories of their families to unveiled stories from the past. Through a unique, riveting mix of theatre, circus, dance, music, and acrobatics, Réversible...
  • BoomBap: MOBB DEEP Tribute

    BoomBap selectors DJ Loke and DJ Black Daniels are turning C's into a tribute to legendary Queens rapper Prodigy, one-half of duo MOBB DEEP. He recently passed away at the age of 42 from complications arising from sickle-cell anemia. The...
    • Nightlife | C's | on Sat Aug 5 2017
    • 2017-08-05 Finished
  • Dënver

    Chilean duo Dënver (Mariana Montenegro and Milton Mahan), hailing from the town of San Felipe, have been doing a sort of pop, indie rock thing with a very 1970s vibe and look going for it since 2006. Think disco-tastic strings and synth...
    • Nightlife | The Pearl | on Sat Aug 5 2017
    • 2017-08-05 Finished
  • Drink & Draw

    Shaving in the Dark, the comic-loving and creating group, is hosting a drink and draw night at Smash bar on Monday, August 7. No cover and Smash will have a happy hour special running all night. Join the drawing crew at 7pm and stay...
    • Community, Nightlife | Smash | on Mon Aug 7 2017
    • 2017-08-07 Finished
  • Gnash: China Tour

    Garrett Nash better known by his stage persona Gnash will be making his Shanghai debut August 8. The singer, songwriter, producer, DJ, rapper, model, and nap enthusiast (is there anything this man can't do?!) has blown up this year with...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Tue Aug 8 2017
    • 2017-08-08 Finished
  • Queer Pub Quiz

    Roxie presents Queer Pub Trivia, hosted by Ennis F.W., Shanghai's triple threat (actor, singer, and dancer) drag king. Teams are capped at 6, and your wokeness on queer news, media, and culture will be tested. Winning teams get free...
    • Nightlife | Roxie | on Wed Aug 9 2017
    • 2017-08-09 Finished
  • S.T.D x Myth pres. Baauer

    Baauer is a Brooklyn based hip-hop and dance producer, who’s changing contemporary American dance music, with hits like ‘Harlem Shake.’ This song almost broke the internet, and swayed the Billboard Hot 100 Chart to include streaming and...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Sat Aug 12 2017
    • 2017-08-12 Finished
  • Green Initiatives Film Screening

    Green Initiatives presents their August film screening: 'Garbage Dreams' a documentary film made in 2009, directed and produced by Mai Iskander. This film shows a village on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt that has become a kind of model...
  • KFK pres. Zainab Johnson

    For the second year in a row, Zainab Johnson's going on stage at Kung Fu Komedy Club. Zainab reached the semi-finals in the 2014 season of Last Comic Standing, and she's in after a successful China tour last year. Tickets are 170rmb in...
  • ZHU

    In 2014, ZHU hit the the electronic music scene as an anonymous artist with The NIGHTDAY EP. His underground hits accumulated over a half a billion plays and earned the artist a Grammy nomination. ZHU’s follow-up EP featured a...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Sat Aug 19 2017
    • 2017-08-19 Finished
  • 'Manifesto': Julian Rosefeldt - Works 2005 - 2017

    The HOW Art Museum’s inaugural exhibition in its new location of Shanghai presents a solo exhibition of German artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt, titled "Manifesto: Julian Rosefeldt - Works 2005 - 2017". A massive retrospective of...
  • Concrete & Grass pres. Cigarettes After Sex

    Cigarettes After Sex do ambient pop, slow-burning, cinematic, hypnotic and meditative. It's nostalgic. Melancholic. They like playing in smoky dark rooms. You know, where you can stare at your shoes and think about life, man. They're...
  • Pop Music Concert: ‘One Night in America’

    Featuring an international cast of musicians and performers, “One Night in America” is an eclectic pop music concert show in which the band cycles through the classics of American pop culture, from jazz, and rhythm blues to rock and hip...
  • MEGA SENS Vol.2 Optical Art Party

    A 7-hour experience, Mega Sens has been described as ‘a psychedelic feast of hearing and vision.’ This event got its inspiration from the OP Art movement, which became popularized by ‘The Responsive Eye’ a 1965 MoMa exhibition. Using...
  • Michael Learns to Rock 2017 'Eternal' China Tour

    Danish legacy band Michael Learns to Rock returns to China as part of their 'Eternal' world tour. Known all over China for their huge PRC hit "Take Me to Your Heart", expect the band to cycle through all the best-loved material, from...
  • Ariana Grande 'Dangerous Woman' World Tour

    Pop sensation Ariana Grande brings her 'Dangerous Woman' World Tour to Shanghai, in support of her third studio album. The music and show represents a more "mature" direction for the former Nickledeon star, cementing her status as a...
    • Nightlife | MB Arena | on Mon Aug 28 2017
    • 2017-08-28 Finished
  • Physical Theater: 'Fight Me Now'

    Vertebra Theatre works with director Fu Hong-Zheng to produce physical theatre Fight Me Now . It is based on “1:0” , one of his masterpieces in physical aesthetics and part of M.O.V.E. Theatre’s “Sport Series”. Fight Me Now is like a...
  • Ladies Who Tech in Action x PwC

    The next Ladies Who Tech event is coming at us August 30 at the PwC Innovation Center. Hear from speakers of various backgrounds who will share their personal stories and current projects to encourage women in STEM. The presentation...