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    • Tuesday night party with live music that mixes old Chinese songs with "modern gypsy style" sounds, updated with new lyrics. Check out some of the music right here. Starts at 9pm and ends at midnight. Free entry.
      On Sep 02 at Yuyintang

    Tuesday night party with live music that mixes old Chinese songs with "modern gypsy style" sounds, updated with new lyrics. Check out some of the music right here. Starts at 9pm and ends at midnight. Free entry.
    On Sep 02 at Yuyintang

 
    • Cinemash up is a monthly film night, screening experimental and obscure short films, documentaries, animations and excerpts from around the world. They also welcome all submissions -- contact cinemashup2012@gmail.com for details. This month's theme is "Bring Your Own Beamer." No cover. Runs 9pm to 11pm.
      On Sep 03 at Dada

    Cinemash up is a monthly film night, screening experimental and obscure short films, documentaries, animations and excerpts from around the world. They also welcome all submissions -- contact cinemashup2012@gmail.com for details. This...
    On Sep 03 at Dada

 
    • Isreal's Oz Noy, one of the world's top guitar players, comes to JZ's On Stage venue in Red Town with his bassist and drummer in tow. Guitar Player magazine called him "the best out there guitar player". Describing his own music, Oz says "It's Jazz. It just doesn't sound like it." He's also performed, recorded, and toured with artists like Wonder Girls, Sting, Wiz Khalifa, Michael Buble, Harry Belafonte, and many more. Pre-sale tickets going for 180rmb on SmartTicket soon.
      On Sep 04 at On Stage

    Isreal's Oz Noy, one of the world's top guitar players, comes to JZ's On Stage venue in Red Town with his bassist and drummer in tow. Guitar Player magazine called him "the best out there guitar player". Describing his own music, Oz says...
    On Sep 04 at On Stage

 
    • Another pre-party for the Yinyang music festival happening up in Tianjin during the Mid-Autumn holiday. For this one they've got Dr. Elektroluv, Kamara, Dexter, Nasty Nate, and Rainbow High doing sets. Presale tickets are 50rmb here or 80rmb at the door. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      On Sep 04 at Arkham

    Another pre-party for the Yinyang music festival happening up in Tianjin during the Mid-Autumn holiday. For this one they've got Dr. Elektroluv, Kamara, Dexter, Nasty Nate, and Rainbow High doing sets. Presale tickets are 50rmb here or...
    On Sep 04 at Arkham

 

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Dining

    • CanCham Shanghai is ready to welcome everyone back to the city with our Red and White mixer. It's an opportunity to network with fellow Canadians, alumni from Canadian universities, friends of Canadians. All are welcome. Admission: 130rmb, includes one drink and snacks.
      On Sep 03 at Tock's

    CanCham Shanghai is ready to welcome everyone back to the city with our Red and White mixer. It's an opportunity to network with fellow Canadians, alumni from Canadian universities, friends of Canadians. All are welcome. Admission: 130rmb,...
    On Sep 03 at Tock's

 
    • Health coach Kimberly Ashton hosts a seminar that takes an in-depth look into your cravings, be it for sweets, chocolates, cookies or pasta, she will help you understand why you crave the foods and things you crave. Also how to address and get to the root cause of these food cravings and reverse them by understanding your metabolism, dietary habits, lifestyle and using healthy replacements. 150rmb. 10.30am-noon. RSVPs essential. Sign up here: events@sproutlifestyle.com.
      On Sep 06 at Sprout Lifestyle (Yongjia Lu)

    Health coach Kimberly Ashton hosts a seminar that takes an in-depth look into your cravings, be it for sweets, chocolates, cookies or pasta, she will help you understand why you crave the foods and things you crave. Also how to address and...
    On Sep 06 at Sprout Lifestyle (Yongjia Lu)

 
    • Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen hosts an evening with the wines of the California's legendary Opus One winery. Opus One's VP of Marketing will be on hand to talk about the wines, which will be matched with a tasting menu by Chef Martin Bentzen. 2980rmb per person.
      On Sep 09 at Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen

    Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen hosts an evening with the wines of the California's legendary Opus One winery. Opus One's VP of Marketing will be on hand to talk about the wines, which will be matched with a tasting menu by Chef Martin Bentzen....
    On Sep 09 at Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen

 
    • 8 1/2 hosts an Italian aperitivo featuring Bollinger Special Cuvee champagne. 148rmb+10% per glass. Cost includes a selection of canapés by Chef Riccardo La Perna. Goes from 6–9pm.
      On Sep 11 at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana Rockbund, Associate Mission Building, 6-7/F, 169 Yuanmingyuan Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
    8 1/2 hosts an Italian aperitivo featuring Bollinger Special Cuvee champagne. 148rmb+10% per glass. Cost includes a selection of canapés by Chef Riccardo La Perna. Goes from 6–9pm.
    On Sep 11 at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana
 

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Arts

    • A key component of the wider Art in the City festival, K11 hosts an exhibition of works on loan from some 15 of Shanghai's very best galleries. Celebrating art and design, at the core of the show is innovation, collaboration and renovation, all set within a specially-created space courtesy of locally-based architectural practice, Kokaistudios.
      From Sep 11 until Sep 14 Daily at Chi Art Space

    A key component of the wider Art in the City festival, K11 hosts an exhibition of works on loan from some 15 of Shanghai's very best galleries. Celebrating art and design, at the core of the show is innovation, collaboration and...
    From Sep 11 until Sep 14 Daily at Chi Art Space

 
    • Noeli Gallery presents a group exhibition featuring three Chinese contemporary artists Wang Xuejun, Fan Shiqiang and Zeng Lingxin’s latest artworks. Three artists use vibrant colours to visualize the conflicts and reflections between Chinese tradition and today’s modernization in China.
      Daily until Sep 18 at Noeli Gallery 150 B Yueyang Lu, near Yongjia Lu
    Noeli Gallery presents a group exhibition featuring three Chinese contemporary artists Wang Xuejun, Fan Shiqiang and Zeng Lingxin’s latest artworks. Three artists use vibrant colours to visualize the conflicts and reflections between...
    Daily until Sep 18 at Noeli Gallery
 
    • Oil painting and mixed medium exhibition by WangXuejun, Fan Shiqiang, and Zeng Lingxin. The artists "use vibrant colours to visualize the conflicts and reflections between Chinese tradition and today’s modernization in China." Free exhibit running Tue–Sunday, 1pm–9pm.
      Every Sat & Sun until Sep 18 at Noeli Gallery

    Oil painting and mixed medium exhibition by WangXuejun, Fan Shiqiang, and Zeng Lingxin. The artists "use vibrant colours to visualize the conflicts and reflections between Chinese tradition and today’s modernization in China." Free...
    Every Sat & Sun until Sep 18 at Noeli Gallery

 
    • Featuring works by photographers Shen Chaoliang and Luo Yongjin, OFOTO's Facade explores layers of culture, history and psychology, both through a decidedly architectural approach. Large format and drenched in color, Shen's STAGE series sees a truck moving between urban and rural areas in Taiwan. Luo, meanwhile, turns his attention to 'fort houses' in Kaiping, Guangdong Province, whilst his New Residence Hangzhou series presents the houses of rich peasants in the suburbs of Hangzhou.
      From Sep 06 until Oct 17 Daily at OFOTO

    Featuring works by photographers Shen Chaoliang and Luo Yongjin, OFOTO's Facade explores layers of culture, history and psychology, both through a decidedly architectural approach. Large format and drenched in color, Shen's STAGE series...
    From Sep 06 until Oct 17 Daily at OFOTO

 

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Stage

    • The Shakespeare's Globe troupe bring this much-loved romantic comedy to Shanghai as part of Shakespeare's 450th birthday celebration. Expect a surreal night of fairies, spells, lovers, and plenty of mischief. Lavish costumes make this one fun for the whole family. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole. Limited engagement, three nights only. Tickets start at 80rmb, available right here on SmartTicket.
      From Sep 19 until Sep 21 Daily at Shanghai Oriental Art Center

    The Shakespeare's Globe troupe bring this much-loved romantic comedy to Shanghai as part of Shakespeare's 450th birthday celebration. Expect a surreal night of fairies, spells, lovers, and plenty of mischief. Lavish costumes make this one...
    From Sep 19 until Sep 21 Daily at Shanghai Oriental Art Center

 
    • Next-level tap dancing from Australia's award-winning Tap Dogs crew. They've performed in over 330 cities and six continents, including a show at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Expect tap dancing underwater, upside down, and even while jumping through scaffolding. Crazy. Tickets start at 150rmb on SmartTicket; shows start at 8pm.
      Daily until Sep 21 at QSW Culture Centre

    Next-level tap dancing from Australia's award-winning Tap Dogs crew. They've performed in over 330 cities and six continents, including a show at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Expect tap dancing underwater, upside down,...
    Daily until Sep 21 at QSW Culture Centre

 
    • The most successful German-language musical ever comes to Shanghai this winter. Elisabeth tells the story of Sisi, the Empress of Austria, and her long relationship with Death. Expect lavish costumes, choreography, and set design. This show has been performed in eleven different countries, in seven languages, to ten million captivated audience members. Performed in German with Chinese and English subtitles. Tickets start at 400rmb, available here on SmartTicket. Shows start at 7.15pm.
      From Dec 09 until Jan 11 Daily at Shanghai Culture Square

    The most successful German-language musical ever comes to Shanghai this winter. Elisabeth tells the story of Sisi, the Empress of Austria, and her long relationship with Death. Expect lavish costumes, choreography, and set design. This...
    From Dec 09 until Jan 11 Daily at Shanghai Culture Square

 
    • The Kung Fu Komedy Club at Masse hosts People's Republic of Comedy every Thursday up until Thursday September 25. Starts at 8pm. Entrance fee of 50rmb.
      Every Thu until Sep 25 at Masse 5-6/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
    The Kung Fu Komedy Club at Masse hosts People's Republic of Comedy every Thursday up until Thursday September 25. Starts at 8pm. Entrance fee of 50rmb.
    Every Thu until Sep 25 at Masse
 

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Others

    • Basement6 art collective hosts its monthly drinking and drawing event. Hang out with other artistically inclined people, drink, and draw. Entrance is free. BYOB and sketching materials. Doors open at 8pm.
      On Sep 02 at Basement6 Art Collective Basement, Bldg 6, 1643 Huashan Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
    Basement6 art collective hosts its monthly drinking and drawing event. Hang out with other artistically inclined people, drink, and draw. Entrance is free. BYOB and sketching materials. Doors open at 8pm.
    On Sep 02 at Basement6 Art Collective
 
    • Cinemash up is a monthly film night, screening experimental and obscure short films, documentaries, animations and excerpts from around the world. They also welcome all submissions -- contact cinemashup2012@gmail.com for details. This month's theme is "Bring Your Own Beamer." No cover. Runs 9pm to 11pm.
      On Sep 03 at Dada

    Cinemash up is a monthly film night, screening experimental and obscure short films, documentaries, animations and excerpts from around the world. They also welcome all submissions -- contact cinemashup2012@gmail.com for details. This...
    On Sep 03 at Dada

 
    • The Booshkabaash music festival enters it's sixth year. They've got bands, a market, and another and stage outside next to Suzhou Creek. Music by My Little Airport, Blue Hawaii, The Cairos, Tempers, Studio 188, FSE, Running Blue, and Next Years Love, plus the outdoor stage features DJ sets by Clement Pony, Kakoushi, and DJ B.O. Tickets for this are 140rmb pre-sale and 180rmb at the door. Outdoor market and stage are free. Goes from 2pm–10pm.
      On Sep 06 at QSW Culture Centre

    The Booshkabaash music festival enters it's sixth year. They've got bands, a market, and another and stage outside next to Suzhou Creek. Music by My Little Airport, Blue Hawaii, The Cairos, Tempers, Studio 188, FSE, Running Blue, and Next...
    On Sep 06 at QSW Culture Centre

 
    • Twenty teams competing in one of Shanghai's biggest expat soccer tournaments. Teams play from 9am–6pm in 7-a-side games. Registration price is 1900rmb per team but it's free to watch. For more info/to register, email info@dragonteambuilding.com.
      On Sep 06 at SmSh Territory

    Twenty teams competing in one of Shanghai's biggest expat soccer tournaments. Teams play from 9am–6pm in 7-a-side games. Registration price is 1900rmb per team but it's free to watch. For more info/to register, email...
    On Sep 06 at SmSh Territory

 

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Sep 12

Color Party 2014

Paint wars, water fights, DJs, acrobats and more at Shanghai's first ever color party at Waterhouse in The Cool Docks. So, basically "The Color Run" meets a nightclub. Looks insane. Expect to get wet and covered in paint.

Daily 7.30pm

ERA

Multi-million dollar show, "ERA: The Intersection of Time," is Shanghai's most popular acrobatic performance featuring aerial walking, bowl balancing and flying trapeze.

Sep 8

El Gran Combo

One of the world's biggest salsa bands – for over 50 years – comes to Mao Livehouse for the proper salsa concert that Shanghai has been waiting for. El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico have sold over 120 million records, played to packed crowds at Madison S


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