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Where to go out, dance, and revel. Hand-picked events in Shanghai, curated by a team with combined decades in town.
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4
  • Paulaner's 10th Annual Christkindlmarkt

    The most authentic Christkindlmarkt in town moves to Pudong. The spacious garden at Shibo Avenue will be customarily set up with 70 seasonally decorated wooden huts and the crisp, cold air will be filled with the fragrance of sizzling...
    Community | Paulaner Brauhaus (Expo) | daily until Dec 4 2016
  • Eight-Year Anniversary Brunch

    From 11am to 4pm, Maya celebrates eight years in the books with an anniversary brunch. They've got quite a feast planned. For 298rmb per guest you get access to a number of food stations: Alison running a carvery meat station with...
    Dining | Maya | today
  • Karma Koma

    Created by ChaCha (Faded Ghost), Karma-Koma was the first monthly Thursday night event at The Shelter, featuring more cerebral dance tunes. A night of smokey beats, trip hop, instrumental hip hop and abstract sound, Karma Koma hosted...
    Nightlife | The Shelter | today
  • A Scent Like Wolves

    Melodic metalcore on stage at Inferno with a Sunday night show for American band A Scent Like Wolves. Expect raw power new school metal mixed with the musicianship of old. 100rmb at the door.
    Nightlife | Inferno | today
  • La Vie en E’lectro

    Le Bistro in Le Royal Meridien hosts La Vie en E’lectro on Sundays -- a brunch with "stunning laser-light decors and a surreal ambience, the event will also offer exciting entertainment such as electro-optical warrior, live music and...
    Dining | Le Royal Meridien | Sundays until Dec 25 2016
Dec
5
  • Festive Season - The Chalet

    Mr & Mrs Bund takes you on a food journey in a "mountain chalet surrounded by snow, fine food, and wine". They've got an a la carte menu featuring charcuterie, escargots, cheese, raclette, and mulled wine from 50rmb. Goes from 5.30pm til...
    Dining | Mr & Mrs Bund | daily until Jan 31 2017
  • UVA Wine Bar Pizza Night

    Every Monday night at UVA Wine bar, their pizzas are 50rmb. Runs from 6pm to 11.30pm.
    Dining | Uva | from Dec 5 until Jun 14, 2017
  • S-VA-HA pres. 'SHANGRI CLA'

    Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai MoCA Pavilion present Japanese contemporary Buddhist art group S-VA-HA's project “SHANGRI CLA”. The word “SHANGRI -LA” was known as “The representative of paradise in the East”That it turned the word...
    Arts | MOCA Shanghai | daily until Dec 18 2016
Dec
6
  • CINEMQ X: /SHELTER/

    This special edition of CINEMQ celebrates queered spaces in every form. "From clubs to cruising grounds, collectives to communities…sites cut with glitter, with tears, with blood. In the absence of a home, we take shelter where we can."...
    Arts, Community, Nightlife | The Shelter | on Tue Dec 6, 2016
  • Scotch Whisky Society Limited Release Tasting

    Shake has gotten its hands on 1 of only 95 sets of the commemorative 10 bottle set from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Sign up to taste all 10 bottles, only 28 places available. Price: 3,571rmb to sample all 10 bottles. What a steal!
    Nightlife | Shake | on Tue Dec 6, 2016
  • OVERPOP

    YUZ Museum presents a group show of international artists currently defining new contemporary aesthetics. Their work embodies an intensification of the pop tradition, oftentimes responding to the impact of the Internet on the visual...
    Arts | YUZ Museum | daily until Jan 15 2017
  • Boris Berman Piano Recital

    The artistry of Boris Berman is well known to the audiences of over forty countries on six continents. His highly acclaimed performances have included appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gewandhaus Orchestra, Philharmonia...
    Arts | Daning Theatre | on Tue Dec 6, 2016
Dec
7
  • Chef's Table: Buena Onda, The Hatchery from Beijing

    Egg hosts in a Chef's Table featuring a few eateries from Beijing: Buena Onda and The Hatchery, paired with cocktails from Shanghai-based craft gin company Peddlers Gin Co. Starts 8pm. 388rmb for drinks and food. Advance tickets here .
    Dining | Egg | from Dec 7 until Dec 9, 2016
  • Lobster Wednesday Promotion

    Every Wednesday at beautiful Bund views lounge The Fellas the host a Lobster Set menu for 300rmb all-in. Menu is on the flyer below. Available from 5.30pm.
    Dining | The Fellas | from Dec 7 until Mar 29, 2017
  • ACT Shanghai International Theater Festival: 'Blam!'

    ACT Shanghai International Theater Festival is an annual international theatrical event inviting theater groups from around the world to perform in Shanghai. Focusing on contemporary works is the most important characteristic of the...
    Arts | Dramatic Arts Center | from Dec 7 until Dec 11, 2016
Dec
8
  • SHFT. x Le Baron pres. Four Color Zack (Fool’s Gold)

    While the doors of Arkham may still be shut, SHFT. opens up December with Four Color Zack. Having produced albums for Kanye, Jay-Z, Beyonce, and more, Le Baron is bout to be going all the way up for this free show. Table Reservations are...
    Nightlife | Le Baron | on Thu Dec 8, 2016
  • 'Normal Is Over': Green Drinks December Film Screening

    Green Initiatives 69th film screening features Normal is Over , a film directed by award-winning, investigative TV journalist Renee Scheltema. The film examines how human activities have inadvertently endangered the planet -- depletion...
    Community | New Haworth Space | on Thu Dec 8, 2016
  • Free Trial - Google Emotional Intelligence Course

    "Search Inside Yourself" is a two-day emotional intelligence program for leaders and other professionals. The program was created and practiced at Google since 2007. It's based on neuroscience research and teaches attention and...
    Community, Wellbeing | The Living Room by Octave | on Dec 8 and Dec 9, 2016
  • Stand-Up Comedy (In French): Mike Ward

    Shanghai Comedy Club and The Pearl host Canadian comedian Mike Ward, a biting bilingual comic from the Great White North. Ward has won multiple awards (Gemini, Victor, Olivier, Nez d’Or, Antoine), produced three platinum-selling DVDs,...
    Arts, Nightlife | The Pearl | on Thu Dec 8, 2016
  • ACT Shanghai International Theater Festival: 'Blam!'

    ACT Shanghai International Theater Festival is an annual international theatrical event inviting theater groups from around the world to perform in Shanghai. Focusing on contemporary works is the most important characteristic of the...
    Arts | Dramatic Arts Center | from Dec 7 until Dec 11, 2016
  • STD pres. Yuna

    Malaysian singer/songwriter will be making a tour stop at Shanghai for her newly released "Chapters" album. Opening up for her will be local Shanghai producer/DJ Linfeng. 120rmb pre-sale; 180rmb at the door. 8.30pm.
    Nightlife | On Stage | on Thu Dec 8, 2016
Dec
9
  • Sweatshop pres. Their Final Show feat. Stamina MC

    Shanghai's longest running drum'n'bass night Sweatshop makes its final Shelter call with an all-star lineup, and special appearances from prolific drum'n'bass MC and vocalist Stamina MC and stateside's Dave Owen. After laying down the...
    Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Dec 9, 2016
  • Borgore

    Israeli dubstep producer brings the spazzoid buzzsaw big room house-and-drop tunes to Shanghai. A night of serious Gorestep from the genres main practitioner. The Dim Mak artist offers a maniacal live show, which has made him an iconic...
    Nightlife | M2 | on Fri Dec 9, 2016
  • Modern Dance: 'Burn the Floor'

    “Burn the Floor” is the ultimate high-voltage theatrical dance experience exploding with jaw-dropping choreography, heart-pounding music and breath-taking moves. The ensemble of dancers joins forces with two sensational singers and a...
    Arts | Oriental Art Center | from Dec 9 until Dec 11, 2016
  • Eddie Richards (Wiggle, Fabric UK)

    Eddie Richards, "Britain’s Godfather of house and techno", accoring to Mixmag, drops at Celia. Expect all night classic vibes in this all-night Shanghai venue. Support from club residents Emil Chang and Jasmine Li. 100rmb entry includes...
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | on Fri Dec 9, 2016
  • ACT Shanghai International Theater Festival: 'Blam!'

    ACT Shanghai International Theater Festival is an annual international theatrical event inviting theater groups from around the world to perform in Shanghai. Focusing on contemporary works is the most important characteristic of the...
    Arts | Dramatic Arts Center | from Dec 7 until Dec 11, 2016
Dec
10
  • Void pres. Ceephax Acid Crew

    Ceephax Acid Crew returns to The Shelter as Void prepare for one last blast of proper underground house and techno. Comedy MCing over psychedelic and uplifting acid-rave techno beamed live directly from an assortment of vintage Roland...
    Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Dec 10, 2016
  • Hesher Has Culture pres. Smegma Riot! w/ Round Eye, Dirty Fingers, Sino Hearts

    Gonna get super messy down at Yuyintang with the Shanghai return of Italian bastard sons Smegma Riot -- not just a pretty name. They're joined by the riot boys of Shanghai: Round Eye and Rity Fingers. Spazzy messy punk rock down at the...
    Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Dec 10, 2016
  • Nervo

    Australian twin sister producer /dancer / model / DJ /songwriter duo NERVO is back in Shanghai for a night of EDM bangers. They've written songs for peeps like David Guetta and Kelly Rowland and performed at Tomorrowland and Ultra Music...
    Nightlife | Fusion (Nightclub) | on Sat Dec 10, 2016
  • CanCham's 9th Annual Christmas Party

    Friends and family will gather to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the Canadian Community. Mr. Claus will of course be in attendance, and each child guest will receive a gift. They'll also take the opportunity to come...
    Community, Dining | Hyatt | on Sat Dec 10, 2016
  • Kenichiro Nishihara

    Japanese musician, composer, conductor, DJ, and everything else associated with music Kenichiro Nishihara plays Mao Livehouse. Known for his expanded outlook on music — everything from nu jazz to hip hop to electronica — Nishihara was...
    Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sat Dec 10, 2016
  • ACT Shanghai International Theater Festival: 'Blam!'

    ACT Shanghai International Theater Festival is an annual international theatrical event inviting theater groups from around the world to perform in Shanghai. Focusing on contemporary works is the most important characteristic of the...
    Arts | Dramatic Arts Center | from Dec 7 until Dec 11, 2016
  • Las Posadas and Christmas Party

    Pistolera hosts a Mexi Christmas with traditional Mexican food on the menu -- tamales (complimented with cornmeal dough and other fillings wrapped up in corn husks) for Posadas. Pistolera is celebrating for 2 days -- at their Hengshan Lu...
    Dining, Nightlife | Pistolera (Xuhui) | on Sat Dec 10, 2016
  • Mt. Shushan Hiking & Hot Spring Retreat

    OK Deal takes you on a one-day hot spring trip at Mt. Shushan in Suzhou. You'll get to enjoy some local food and explore a tea garden and forest, in addition to a three hour dip in a hot spring. Price is 390rmb, including bus...
    Travel | OK Deal | on Sat Dec 10, 2016
Dec
11
  • Las Posadas and Christmas Party

    Pistolera hosts a Mexi Christmas with traditional Mexican food on the menu -- tamales (complimented with cornmeal dough and other fillings wrapped up in corn husks) for Posadas. Pistolera is celebrating for 2 days -- at their Hengshan Lu...
    Dining | Pistolera (Pudong) | on Sun Dec 11, 2016