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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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Oct
19
  • KFK Presents: Sean Patton

    KFK brings out Sean Patton, based out of NYC, who began doing stand-up in Crescent City and has since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada. Three shows: Friday at 9pm and Saturday at 7pm and 9pm. 200rmb on the door.
  • Cabaret Soiree: Love Boat

    Come aboard the Love Boat for a fantastic cabaret voyage of comedy, dance, aerial, live music, a Penguin and much more. Featuring the hottest performers in Shanghai, and live dance hits from “The Red Stars” The Pearl’s house band. 180rmb...
  • Medusa | Pansexual Realness

    Qween diva Michael Cignarale and fluffer-in-motion Mau Mau get back together for an all-night set exploring the inner and outer depths of soul, hole, and hedonism. Joined by guest dj Diamond Lil, the trio will be serving only the...
  • Antidote presents DJ KAMPIRE

    DJ Kampire is the hot name in the Uganda dancing scene right now: She has been making Ugandans dance since 2015. Kampire is a key member of the capital’s Nyege Nyege collective and has been showcasing her talent across the spectrum of...
    • Nightlife | Dada | Today
  • Beyond the Mask

    Candor's putting on another original "Dark Circus" experience, taking you from the muggy heat of Shanghai to a spring night in Venice, Italy. Candor's dancers twist and twirl lasciviously on the cozy little stage, in a dark and sexy...
  • Sharpshooters Showcase

    Regulars on Shanghai's hip hop scene DJ Reaper & Big Kerm are collectively known as Sharpshooters. Their first event features MMQ, a young hip hop DJ from Shanghai that is quickly becoming a mainstay in the scene. 50rmb including a drink.
  • Icelandic Invasion

    CAGES Bar and Sports is getting raided by a literal horde of comedy vikings. Join Sola Ludviks, Andri Ivars, Hugleikur Dagsson and Helgi Steinar for a night of English language stand-up comedy straight from the only country in the world...
  • Pintxos Night Market

    For two nights only, award-winning chef Danyi Gao transforms SHAKE into a Spanish night market. This is Spanish Chuan Chuan. You can grab dishes from the bar, like Porcini with country pate and crunchy Bread, or choose from 4...
    • Dining | Shake | Daily until Oct 20 2018
  • Apollo Autumn Cocktail Dinner

    Apollo and Peddlers are teaming up for a Autumn Long Table Dinner on Friday 19th October. Each course is paired with a unique cocktail from Peddlers. 488rmb including dinner and five cocktails.
  • NOVA 005 w/ Tiger Stripes

    Swedish superstar Tiger Stripes plays a show by Nova Shanghai, who take over Club DB and turn it into a techno dungeon with an extended dancefloor area for an amazing clubbing experience. 70rmb.
  • Fiesta

    Bar Rouge and MVP's latin party, Fiesta is a shaker with the beats of DJ Tuto, a range of tequila and a muy buena noche. 100rmb at the door.
  • Shanghai Shake: Four Hours of Funk & Soul

    hake's six-piece band, The Shanghai Sheiks, performs classic and original funk and soul with singers Courtney Knott and Tony Hall. Dinner from 6pm, live music from 10:30pm-2am. 80rmb.
    • Nightlife | Shake | Today
  • WESTSIDE STORY X

    WEST COAST G-FUNK & MOB STYLE MUSIK EVENT Featuring DJs: T-PLUS, Kurapt & TAG from COME CORRECT CREW. Free.
    • Nightlife | C's | Today
  • Converse x Vince Staples: All The Stories Are True

    Hip Hop star Vince Staples pulls into Shanghai for a free show. Yes, free. Figure out how to trade your info for tickets here: http://bit.ly/CONVERSExVS.
  • Antigen: NKC

    NKC started out in 2011 with the drum-heavy record ‘Marie / Ghettotechno’ on idiosyncratic London label Awkward Movements, and has gone on to international techno success from there.
  • Zax BBQ Take Over

    Meat lovers of Shanghai rejoice! Zac is on his way from Zhengzhou to smoke up a storm in the Camel Kitchen. For the whole weekend, he’ll be serving up American Southern smoked BBQ Beef Ribs, Pork Ribs, BBQ Pizza, Smoked Bourbon Burgers...
  • HERD - Zebras

    HERD welcomes you back to The Mansion for the Zebra edition. We encourage you all to dress up as Zebras or other Herd animals and join in this night of Underground House music and debauchery. Think The Zoo project meets Elrow with a...
Oct
20
  • Room 303 x Midnight Shift pres. Hodge

    MIIIA's Room 303 teams up with Singapore/Berlin-based record label and party crew Midnight Shift to bring back Hodge - another long, sweaty night exploring the outer-reaches of electronic music. Broken, percussive explorations blended...
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Sat Oct 20 2018
  • Minimalist

    This months Minimalist resident Will A invites two brand new guests to the party to add some extra umph: KSNKST & Matyla join in the fun behind the decks packing an extra double fresh serving of House, Techno and Acid to celebrate a...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Oct 20 2018
  • KFK Presents: Sean Patton

    KFK brings out Sean Patton, based out of NYC, who began doing stand-up in Crescent City and has since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada. Three shows: Friday at 9pm and Saturday at 7pm and 9pm. 200rmb on the door.
  • Eco Design Fair

    Shanghai's longest-running eco initiative brings eco leaders, business leaders and community groups together for a weekend of being green. Free.
  • Damo Suzuki Debut China Tour

    In October 2018, Damo Suzuki, the second lead singer of CAN, will make his first-ever trip to China. His arrival was made possible in large part by Li Xing, a member of the avant-rock/free jazz band Red Scarf and the guitarist and main...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Oct 20 2018
  • Will Festival

    Organized by Women in Leadership League, the WiLL Festival program includes female professional development, sex education, arts and music as well as workshops on fitness and health. Workshops will be in English and Chinese. Tickets are...
  • Terrible Two Anniversary: Free Boxing

    Golden Gloves Boxing Gym is offering free training class all day from 9am-5.30pm in honor of their two year anniversary. Check the schedule of the classes by scanning the QR code on the flyer.
  • Beyond the Mask

    Candor's putting on another original "Dark Circus" experience, taking you from the muggy heat of Shanghai to a spring night in Venice, Italy. Candor's dancers twist and twirl lasciviously on the cozy little stage, in a dark and sexy...
  • Alter.: Lunar Dance

    Alter. takes over the Cut rooftop. Expect a transformed lunar space with subtle neon lights, hazy smoke machine and spinning discoballs; a music journey tracing a line through Italo disco, funk, soul, house, from Chicago to groove, to...
  • Wuding Lu Block Party II

    All of the best bars on Wuding Lu come together for an unforgettable Block Party. 200rmb gets you total of eight free drinks, choosing from 10 different bars on Wuding Lu including Bar Centrale, Bites and Brews, Barbarian, Funka Del Sur,...
  • ALL:Fractal Fantasy [Live] / Chunyin

    Fractal Fantasy (Sinjin Hawke + Zora Jones) make bristling club music that defies genre classification but lands them squarely in the art world. 80rmb.
    • Nightlife | ALL Club | on Sat Oct 20 2018
  • Oktoberfest

    Oktoberfest starting from 2pm until 9pm with an Oktoberfest Beer Garden special event outside at the courtyard behind Zeitgeist. No entrance fee.
  • Best of Britain

    A multi-day event celebrating British lifestyle, innovation and excellence. The second edition of Best of British, the largest ever dedicated exhibition of British Brands in China will partner with the British Consulate-General Shanghai,...
  • 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 six-piece band The Shanghai Sheiks and guest vocalists from 10.30pm. This week's singers are Courtney Knott and Matt Cooper,...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Sat Oct 20 2018
  • Jiashan Saturday Market

    Join us for an afternoon of food, drink, friends, and shopping. Support local creativity by coming to the Jiashan Saturday Market from 11:00-16:00!
  • Compost Bin Workshop by Zero Waste Shanghai

    Make your first step towards a more sustainable lifestyle with your own compost bin! This two hour workshop will start with an introduction on Zero Waste and how to get started. This compost bin can fit inside your house or apartment...
    • Community | TRIBE | on Sat Oct 20 2018
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest for Charity

    Come join us at The Rooster on October 20th for our Pumpkin Carving Contest! All proceeds go towards benefiting the Shanghai Rotaract Club. 100rmb.
  • Pera Weekend Brunch

    A Turkish and Indian brunch buffet for 120rmb per person, or 150rmb per person with free flow beer and wine.
    • Dining | Pera | from Oct 20 until Sep 30 2019
  • BOOM BAP

    The Boom Bap starts their 4th year at C's Bar with a tribute to the genius of DJ Premier. His production catalogue reads as a who's who of Hip-Hop legends, and he hasn't stopped! Selectors DJ Black Daniels and DJ LOKE are excited for...
    • Nightlife | C's | on Sat Oct 20 2018
  • Staturday Night Standup Comedy Showcase

    Comedy United Nations presents an international comedy mashup show, featuring comics from China, Scotland, South Africa, England and the United States. Join for a night of stand-up and funny stories. 70rmb on the door.
  • KING CHAIN

    From airplay on BBC Radio 1 with special guest Ellie Goulding, to a massive year full of releases with names such as Far East Movement, King Chain has been taking over the charts globally, not to mention his tours spanning from Looptopia...
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Sat Oct 20 2018
  • Welcome to the Yumiverse

    “New Ways for the New Wave” combines outdoor film screenings with DJ sets against Shanghai’s downtown skyline. Join us for our 5th and final "New Ways for the New Wave” event, where we’ll reveal a first look at yumi, a new social...
  • Get Connected pres BLANCAh

    Get Connected Brazil is an association between Get Connected and the Embassy of Brazil in China. This association now aims at showcasing the vibrancy of Brazilian electronic sounds in China. For this time Get Connected together with...
Oct
21
  • Space Out! Hosted by Hodge

    For Elevator's last Space Out! in the Xinle location, we have an extra-special guest. Hodge hails from Bristol, where he's been making some of the most forward-thinking techno of recent years. Little-known is that he also produces...
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Sun Oct 21 2018
  • Cero

    One of the catchiest, breeziest bands you’ll hear. Cero play chic, sophisticated Japanese “city pop” with a touch of funk, soul and RnB. 220rmb on the door.
    • Nightlife | LOFAS | on Sun Oct 21 2018
  • Poetry Reading

    The Shanghai launch of poet John Tobin's poetry collection, "The Order in Which They Went. The poems in this collection are an homage to a traditional, rural American life as it exists separate from the expansion of suburbia. In three...
  • Curvy Girls Swap and Sip

    AmBADASSador is hosting a Curvy Girl Swap and Sip at Craft'd, where there will be gently used clothes brought and swapped and drinks to sip. The swap is for ladies American sized 12 and up, no cover charge, there'll be drinks for...
  • Best of Britain

    A multi-day event celebrating British lifestyle, innovation and excellence. The second edition of Best of British, the largest ever dedicated exhibition of British Brands in China will partner with the British Consulate-General Shanghai,...
  • RAS Salon

    Anyone who has travelled through Thailand can’t help but see the ubiquitous name “JIM THOMPSON” on storefronts. An American officer who fell in love with Thailand during World War II, Thompson moved into a career as exotic as any...
  • Punchlines Against Poverty: Charity Comedy Show

    CAGES Bar and Sports will host a special charity stand-up comedy show featuring the cream of Shanghai comics taking to the stage in aid of Community Centre Shanghai, Giving Tree Shanghai and Home Sweet Home, in association with Wall...
  • Balaio

    The Brazilian quartet BALAIO will bring their music to Barraco, with a BBQ starting at 1pm and music starting at 5pm. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Barraco | on Sun Oct 21 2018
Oct
22
Oct
23
  • Pedrito Martinez Group

    Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez was born in Havana in the 70s but moved to New York in 1998. By 2000, he'd been awarded the Thelonius Monk Award for Afro-Latin Hand Percussion. The prolific and talented percussionist and vocalist has...
  • Australian Beef Feast

    Join Australian chef Peter Van Es at the Chef's Table. Highlights of the menu will include Australian beef. Buffet appetizers, seafood platters and desserts are also included. Price: 398rmb per person for a four-course menu. Enjoy...
  • Sam Smith The Thrill Of It All World Tour

    Acclaimed British vocalist Sam Smith is performing in China for the very first time at Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena! Sam Smith, originally from London, has a walk-in closet of accolades to his name. Since bursting onto the world stage...
Oct
24
  • Silk Nights - Sensual Stories

    Witness a tantalizing peek into the world of Dark Fashion with Candor's newest show. Like a spool of thread delicately unwinding, this tantalizing show will celebrate silk fabric as a means to weave between the lines of the morality and...
  • Pizzazz Cabaret Soiree

    A night of showgirls, aerial, pole, fire, magic, song and dance. A night of Pizazz! It’s to be a very lively, energetic fun show. A bit crazy. Kind of vegas. 200rmb on the door, show starts at 9pm.
  • Australian Beef Feast

    Join Australian chef Peter Van Es at the Chef's Table. Highlights of the menu will include Australian beef. Buffet appetizers, seafood platters and desserts are also included. Price: 398rmb per person for a four-course menu. Enjoy...
  • Changes in Tax Laws: What Every Expat in China Should Know

    Two tax exerts are going to discuss how the new tax changes will affect working foreigners in China. Free.
    • Community | Geneva | on Wed Oct 24 2018
  • Models Night

    Dance all night long with bottles and models on the 24th floor. Password "MVP".
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Wed Oct 24 2018
  • Hairy Crab Feast

    Ever wondered why Shanghai goes crab crazy two months out of the year? Find out why, and also discover the reasons Tang Dynasty poets immortalized these crabs in verse millennia ago with this hairy crab feast. This tour's main focus is...
  • Mariah Carey in Shanghai

    The diva to top all divas, American pop legend Mariah Carey will be in Shanghai October 24 for one show only at the Mercedes Benz Arena. Mariah Carey is the star of 2001’s best-worst movie of all time Glitter and the a best-selling...
Oct
25
  • XIA | 下

    A new concept event which provides an outlet for some for the most established artists from Shanghai and China to explore the slower BPM side of things - downtempo vibes, ambient tunes and chill atmosphere. This first edition kicks off...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Oct 25 2018
  • The Price We Pay: Green Drinks October Film Screening

    Green Initiatives' 94th film screening features The Price We Pay, a documentary that blows the lid off the dirty world of corporate wrongdoing, especially big-business tax avoidance which has seen multinationals depriving governments of...
  • Arkham pres. Promnite

    Paul “PJ” Sledge is the name of the mastermind behind Promnite - the New York born producer who’s been making hits and seducing dance floors since 2014. Promnite is the latest project of PJ’s musical endeavors, inspired by the...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Thu Oct 25 2018
  • Unravel: Stand By Me

    Unravel the monthly story-telling event is back with the theme "Stand By Me". Bringing six stories of challenges, triumph and friendship. Drinks start at 6.30pm, stories start at 7.30pm. Pre-sale tickets cost 50rmb, or else 60rmb at the...
  • Velvet Nights: Noir Stories

    Sultry smooth jazz saunters across Candor's stage in the newest show: Velvet Nights - Noir Stories. Witness a noir film come to life with all of the dark and mysterious twists and turns our stars can endure. Passion, crime, mystery and...
  • Paralyz

    Garage-punk band from Fukuoka, Japan at the big, ol' scary Mao Livehosue. 100rmb on the door.
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Thu Oct 25 2018
  • Ron Gallipoli

    Ron Gallipoli is an electronic artist from Auckland, New Zealand. His sound is dark, rhythmic and surprising. He calls it Tropical-Industrial. Ron Gallipoli live performances are an unpredictable blend of electronics and vocals. With...
  • Australian Beef Feast

    Join Australian chef Peter Van Es at the Chef's Table. Highlights of the menu will include Australian beef. Buffet appetizers, seafood platters and desserts are also included. Price: 398rmb per person for a four-course menu. Enjoy...
  • Fashions ***** Secrets: Green Drinks October Film Screening

    Green Initiatives' 94th film screening presents, "Fashions' ***** Secrets.", a documentary exploring the hidden world of fashion to uncover the hidden costs of the addiction to fast fashion. 70rmb.
  • Girls Night Out

    Ladies night at Bar Rouge, with free cocktails and manicures for ladies, and happy songs on the stereo from Summer-K, plus decor to "feel like a candy shop". Free until 12.30am with password 'MVP' or 100rmb.
Oct
26
  • Silent Disco Halloween Party in Wonderland

    Alice’s Adventures Underground is an Immersive theater performance based on Lewis Carroll’s "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" and "Alice Through the Looking Glass," taking an intimate group of 56 into a Wonderland experience as a...
  • China Social Club Cookbook Release Party

    China Social Club is taking over Dada Shanghai and its all about food, food, food. The music references food; the visuals are all food and please feel free to BYO disco snacks. They will also be releasing a cookbook, free for early...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Oct 26 2018
  • Beyond the Mask

    Candor's putting on another original "Dark Circus" experience, taking you from the muggy heat of Shanghai to a spring night in Venice, Italy. Candor's dancers twist and twirl lasciviously on the cozy little stage, in a dark and sexy...
  • Grito

    Formed in 1995, Mexican hardcore act Grito has played with an impressive list of international acts from Terror and Madball to Agnostic Front, Sin Dios, No Turning Back, Los Crudos and the Misfits. Now they are on a tear through Asia...
  • Historic Nanjing Weekend

    Historic Shanghai goes on a road trip to the 'southern capital', Nanjing, to explore the architectural gems and incredible stories of the "Nanking Decade" (1927-1937), when Nanjing was the capital of the Republic of China. The weekend...
  • Rocky Horror Halloween Show

    Give yourself over to absolute pleasure this October at The Rocky Horror Variety Show: an outrageously sinful, genderbent reinterpretation of the ultimate smutty cult classic. Join us as we follow the light over at the Frankenstein...
  • Yoga Retreat in Anji Mountains

    A weekend getaway with yoga/meditation/nature/hiking and some silence in the secluded stunning Anji Mountains. 1,800rmb.
  • Australian Beef Feast

    Join Australian chef Peter Van Es at the Chef's Table. Highlights of the menu will include Australian beef. Buffet appetizers, seafood platters and desserts are also included. Price: 398rmb per person for a four-course menu. Enjoy...
  • Costume Party

    Costume Party! On Oct 31st Show off your best costume to win special prize: 1st - Jameson Whiskey 700ML + Hip Flask + Tote Bag 2 rd – Jameson Whiskey 350ML + Hip Flask From 26th – 31st, special price every night Jameson Ginger ¥50...
  • Halloween Bash

    Awesome prizes for the best costumes and a mixed drink happy hour. Free.
  • Elevator Closing Party

    Elevator is closing and just about every DJ who ever got within 500 meters of their turntables and mixer is coming back to celebrate with a series of micro-sets. Starts at 8pm and goes until the last person presses the call button to go...
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Fri Oct 26 2018
  • Barbarism Vol. 10

    The monthly club night for civilized barbarians! BARBARISM is an escape for those who work hard all week and need to experience rawness and real feelings. Expect dancefloor-filling and boundary-pushing pop and hip hop, forgotten...
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Fri Oct 26 2018
  • Halloween Bowling Party

    A spooky and mysterious setting down at the rolling station. All you can play for 120rmb, or half-off if you're in costume.
    • Sports & Recreation | Bund Bowl | from Oct 26 until Oct 28 2018
  • Hong Club Grand Opening

    Free open bar for all foreigners (yes, this kind of stuff still exists in Shanghai) for the grand opening of Hong, up in Hongkou. Free.