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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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Aug
20
Aug
21
  • Ladies Night

    Every Tuesday at Barraco, they're hosting a noite das garotas (ladies night). Happy hour prices all night for girls, and other cocktails are half price. (25rmb beers; 35rmb caipirinhas)
  • Alice’s Adventures Underground (Chinese)

    The large-scale immersive drama “Alice’s Adventures Underground” originated in London, and officially launches its Chinese version in Asia. The production brings together the top teams from China and the UK, and the two parties jointly...
  • Samajam: Kid's Interactive Music Show

    A 100% interactive musical experience where the audience is the show! Samajam, a Quebecois company that usually runs training workshops, has introduced a show for families, creating musical happenings with the help of their audiences....
  • A Night at The Roxbury

    Movie night at The Pearl! The Roxbury Guys, Steve and Doug Butabi, want to get into the best club in town, and also hope to open their own club. Vivica, a gold-digging supermodel, and her friend Cambi try to work the Roxbury Guys for...
    • Community | The Pearl | on Tue Aug 21, 2018
Aug
22
  • Wonderful Wednesdays

    Classy and hip Bund cocktail lounge (and pool) Wet Bar indulges every Wednesday night from 7pm-9pm. Head down for "The David Hervé Oyster Experience". Buy six and get six for free for 220rmb. Buy 12 and get 12, free at 410rmb....
    • Dining, Nightlife | WET BAR | Wednesdays
  • No Man's Land

    A Coen brothers-style Chinese picaresque directed by Ning Hao about man’s instincts toward predation and self-protection. “This is a story about animals,” announces the voiceover of protagonist Pan Xiao, a big-city lawyer caught up in...
  • Models Night

    Bottles and models up on the 24th floor, dancing like there's no tomorrow. Free entrance until 12.30am with password "MVP". Otherwise 100rmb.
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Wed Aug 22, 2018
  • La Vida Loca

    Qué hermosa noche! Every Wednesday night, La Vida Loca brings you the hottest Latin beats. Authentic Puerto de Indias gin & tonic, free salsa and bachata lessons, and another night of rhythm and joy to remember. Dress code: Your best...
Aug
23
  • Musicology with Professor Geo

    Every Thursday night Specters gives the stereo system over to our favorite resident barfly and music encyclopedia Geo AKA “Hey, I know this song” for GEO’S NIGHT. Our man is on DJ / coatcheck duties playing music that runs from darker...
  • Heatwave!

    Shake and Redic present an eclectic night of live rock, R&B, & more, along with the always-on-fire SHAKE Band. Dinner, drinks, and curated playlists from 6pm, live music from 10pm. Free.
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Thu Aug 23, 2018
  • What The Health: Green Drinks August Film Screening

    Green Drinks film screening this month: "What the Health" examines the link between diet and disease, and the billions of dollars at stake in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and food industries. Screening starts at 7pm, light snacks,...
  • Samajam: Kid's Interactive Music Show

    A 100% interactive musical experience where the audience is the show! Samajam, a Quebecois company that usually runs training workshops, has introduced a show for families, creating musical happenings with the help of their audiences....
  • Summer Social: Sangria & Tapas

    DeVere Shanghai is hosting a networking event with free-flow sangria & tapas. Scan QR code to RSVP, tickets are 250rmb at the door. Starts at 7pm.
    • Community, Nightlife | Mercado 505 | on Thu Aug 23, 2018
  • STREET NOISE

    It's been a year since the last STREET NOISE, the tour organized by the eponymous hip-hop promoter and their fulsome plurality of street-style talent, and there've been lots of changes since then. China's seen more and more rappers...
Aug
24
  • Four Hours of Funk & Soul

    Four hours of fierce funk and soul for the dancefloor. SHAKE's six-piece band and guest singers perform covers and originals of classic and modern funk, soul, and more. Dinner and drinks from 6-10pm, live music from 10pm-2am. Cover: 80rmb.
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Fri Aug 24, 2018
  • Wonky Kong pres. T.Williams

    Wonky Kong presents grime, bass and house artists T.Williams' first and only China appearance, going through the UK Funky, Grime & soulful house grooves. With DJs Siesta, Turner, Andy S. 100rmb.
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Fri Aug 24, 2018
  • Barbarism Vol. 8

    "The monthly club night for civilized barbarians."Dance all night to the future crashing into our corrupted memories. Expect rawness, real feelings, extreme emotions, new hip hop, familiar vocals in strange new contexts, and songs you...
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Fri Aug 24, 2018
  • Unchained Recordings Launch Party

    After two years of bass music events around China, Unchained are taking things to the next level with the launch of their record label. Featuring Subp Yao and Fractale
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Aug 24, 2018
  • The Pearl's Cabaret Soiree: 'Fantasy'

    The Pearl’s Cabaret Soiree shows are back, bigger and better then ever before. First on the line-up is Cabaret Soiree: Fantasy. With a brand new host, Jeremy (The Penguin), the Pearl crew takes you on a journey through fantasies and...
  • INOV8 Networking Mixer: Monopoly Style

    A networking event for creating meaningful relationships. The activity will be an interactive ‘Monopoly Inspired Team game' incl. a 'Board, Pieces and Prizes'. The aim of the game is to Complete the Board in your teams. Starts at 7.30pm....
    • Community | Roof 325 | on Fri Aug 24, 2018
Aug
25
  • RunnersHai NanBei Lake Daytrip

    Runner's club, RunnersHai presents “run away” day trips. The locations are carefully chosen for views, fresh air and local characters, for a curated running experience. The first trip goes to Jiaxing Nanbei Lake. Costs 280rmb (till Aug...
  • Summer Splash Pool Party Vol. 2

    Nova Events, GRL & Earthman present "Summer Splash" an outdoor pool party with pool side shisha, "ambience to remember" and lots of food for purchase. Tickets are 188rmb (includes 2 drinks), at the door 288rmb at Shoushan Wealth Club...
  • Enchanted

    M1NT team up with MVP Events for "Enchanted" an event that will turn the venue into a fantasy land. RSVP to events@mvpshanghai.com to be on M1NT guest list and access to the party Dress code : Fairytale / Elegant Table BOOKING: 1391648907
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Sat Aug 25, 2018
  • Glide: A Night of Live Funk and Soul

    Supper club vibes and fierce funk and soul built for the dancefloor. Dinner and drinks from 6pm, live music by The Shanghai Sheiks and guest vocalists from 10.30pm. This week's singer is the incredible Redic, performing a mix of soul,...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Sat Aug 25, 2018
  • Nushu x Bambii

    Beginning as an inclusive workshop space for femme, femme-identifying, queer, LGBTQI and non-binary to learn DJing basics, NÜSHÙ 女术 presents its first club night with Bambii from Toronto, Canada. 80rmb
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Aug 25, 2018
  • Arcadia

    Live music at the wine bar from Shanghai band Arcadia: Sarah Bilodeau on vocals, Asaph Lerburn on guitar, Heike Wyler on cello and Guillermo Machado on drums. Folk, jazz, pop-rock & trip-hop are the starting points for the band's music.
  • Riddim'n'Vibe

    Residents Rabbit and Resinate bring to you the best in drum and bass music from across the spectrum. Rinse out! Free.
    • Nightlife | C's | on Sat Aug 25, 2018
  • Lose Your Face

    LYF is back at The Parrot for more chunky house beats with a UK twist. Jode & Beardslap at the helm as usual, (and props again to UK based artist Asboluv for the flier image). Starts at 11pm, goes till late. Free entry.
  • Samajam: Kid's Interactive Music Show

    A 100% interactive musical experience where the audience is the show! Samajam, a Quebecois company that usually runs training workshops, has introduced a show for families, creating musical happenings with the help of their audiences....
  • MVP Rooftop Pool Party

    MVP Events hosts you summer pool party every weekend (sometimes Saturday, sometimes Sunday) from 12pm to 6pm at Pudong Shangri-La. The event is on he terrace and poolside located on the 5th floor of the hote. Live Djs, drinks, fun, and...
  • Pets N' Pints

    Stone Brewing teams up with The Haven and Humane Shanghai to raise awareness for pet adoptions with a number of local pet businesses as well as a photo booth. 120rmb at the door, including a drink and 15% off food and drinks for the day....
  • Free Online Open Chinese Classes

    GoEast is inviting you to join a free 1-hour live video class with a GoEast teacher. You can use this course to begin Chinese classes at the HSK1 level. Free registration.
  • Sommelier Night at Camelia Bar

    Every Wednesday from 6-11.30pm, Camelia Bar at the Four Seasons will host "Sommelier Night" which to them means when you buy one glass of wine you get one free. The deal will end September 26.
    • Nightlife | Camelia | Daily until Sep 26 2018
  • Tom Rhodes Live In Shanghai

    Tom Rhodes is a world-traveling comic with 33+ years in the business, he's built a career consisting of stand-up specials, a sitcom, a travel show, a late night talk show, and numerous live albums as well as his podcast Tom Rhodes Radio....
  • Dinner with The Women + Investment Series

    The Women + Investment Series has grown in a short time to a group of professionals around China who are share an interest for building financial independence and literacy. Though the next workshop is in the planning phase, they've...
  • iStage Information Market

    iStage Academy is a bilingual Performing Arts company in Lujiazui. They offer drama, dance, and music courses for kids 6 months to 17+. Some private class starts with 10 session for 2,500rmb, but the average price range is...
  • Shanghai 123 Orientation Workshop

    Shanghai 123 is a free immersive half-day orientation catering towards those who are new to the countless initial puzzles of Shanghai. Shanghai 123 will provide new arrivals with all the information and resources new residents need to...
Aug
26
  • Memory Crystallography – Six Reports on Our Shared Memory

    Je Fine Art Gallery hosts in prints and manuscripts from well-known manga artists, memorabilia famous filmmakers, street art from New York, works by Sadamasa Motonaga and rare lithographs, all representing the shared memories of recent...
  • Alice’s Adventures Underground (Chinese)

    The large-scale immersive drama “Alice’s Adventures Underground” originated in London, and officially launches its Chinese version in Asia. The production brings together the top teams from China and the UK, and the two parties jointly...
  • Obstacle Race in Moganshan with YEYU and Xiakers Nation

    After the first successful collaboration between Xiakers and YEYU for an obstacle race that brought in nearly 400 contestants, Xiakers and YEYU have partnered up again to bring a fun and challenging obstacle race to contestants. Sunday,...
  • AKS Open Day (Puxi)

    Active Kidz Shanghai (AKS) is a community-based organization that provides sports for kids up to 18 years old. They’ve got baseball, basketball, soccer, ice hockey, and volleyball. They’ll also be hosting an open day, where they’ll...
  • AKS Open Day (Pudong)

    Active Kidz Shanghai (AKS) is a community-based organization that provides sports for kids up to 18 years old. They’ve got baseball, basketball, soccer, ice hockey, and volleyball. They’ll also be hosting an open day, where they’ll...
Aug
27
  • Samajam: Kid's Interactive Music Show

    A 100% interactive musical experience where the audience is the show! Samajam, a Quebecois company that usually runs training workshops, has introduced a show for families, creating musical happenings with the help of their audiences....
  • Gin Fever

    Camelia at the Four Seasons has "Gin Fever" from 6-11.30pm all gin by the glass is buy on get one. Will run every Friday till September 28.
    • Nightlife | Camelia | Fridays until Sep 28 2018
  • iStage Open Week Event

    All iStage performing arts classes will be free to try for one week from August 27 to September 2018. Applies to all the ongoing group classes at iStage (muscial theatre, musical intelligence, litte actor, dance etc.). First come, first...