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  • U Theater: ‘Sword of Wisdom’

    Fusing martial arts, music, and drama, U Theatre's Sword Of Wisdom is a world renowned stage piece showcasing amazing drumming, acrobatics, and a moving story line of power, tranquility, and the pride of art. Uniting the ancient and the...
    Arts | Shanghai Culture Square | Daily until Jun 23 2017
  • Color Up Garage Party

    In anticipation of the Shanghai version of the world’s biggest EDM Paint Party Life in Color — basically a big EDM event in which the audience gets soaked in non-toxic paint to vibrant effect — K11 hosts “Color Up Garage Party”, a scaled...
    Nightlife | K11 Sky Garden | Daily until Jun 24 2017
  • Peppa Pig's Happy Picnic

    Peppa Pig is a popular cartoon character for little kids from Britain, the picnic and carnival theme event features interactive games, pop-up stores selling Peppa Pig merchandise and life size models for photo opportunities.
    Community | Hubin Dao | Daily until Jul 15 2017
  • Dora and Diego's Summer Forest Party

    The popular children's cartoon characters, Dora and Diego are in Shanghai for their Summer Forest Party, and kids can enjoy a multitude of games and activities at The Place. Take the little ones down for some fun exercise, with the...
    Community | The Place | Daily until Aug 3 2017
  • Yang Jing Bang @ Elefante

    The "inauthentic Chinese cuisine" pop-up from local restaurateur Nat Alexander returns for the first time in 2017 at Elefante. The menu features "good food in the Chinese tradition made with good ingredients" with a six-course lunch for...
    Dining | Elefante | Daily until Jun 24 2017
  • USBs In The Bowl

    This Friday at Smash, the Smash resident DJs and friends are throwing their USBs in a bowl. How this works is the DJs pull a USB out of the bowl and then play another DJs tunes. Funky disco and house plus a lot of surprises. USBs by...
    Nightlife | Smash | Today
  • The Deer Tracks with Slim Vic

    The Swedish Indie Electronica rhythm driven sensation The Deer Tracks are back after three years of silence with their new album ’Undersvik’. Over a 10 days period, with outside world switched off, they just let the stillness and their...
    Nightlife | YYT | Today
  • Rumble in Red Town - The Final Chapter

    Final curtain call for metal gig series Rumble in Redtown as On Stage bows out in the face of Shanghai's inexorable property development steam roller. We've got Second Son, Alipaca, Death Teach Me Life and more on the stage belting their...
    Nightlife | On Stage | Today
  • Fête de la Musique

    MVP's, with special participation from the French Consulate, is throwing one of the major, official Shanghai La Fete de la Musique (aka World Music Day) parties at the Ritz Carlton Pudong. It's taking place on Flair's rooftop bar, with...
    Nightlife | Flair | Today
  • Anoice (JP) 2017 China Tour

    Formed in 2004 by multi instrumentalists, Anoice have risen to the top of the Japanese cinematic music scene creating mesmerising sound tracks to non-existent films that bloom in your mind. Ranging from very small and soft spoken, to...
    Nightlife | Bandai Namco Dream Hall | Today
  • June Aussie Drinks pres. by Santa Fe

    AustCham Shanghai and Santa Fe invite you to June Aussie Drinks. Join them at the Bull & Claw's new location in Fenyang Lu and enjoy a great selection of Australian beers, raffle prizes, and good company. Come early as PRP Solutions...
    Community | The Bull & Claw | Today
  • Pearl Pole Dance Competition – Show Girls

    Semi-professionals and amateurs will compete in various categories such as athleticism, showmanship and theme interpretation. A panel of experienced judges will determine the top three contestants and prizes will be awarded. Tickets:...
    Nightlife | The Pearl | Today
  • Punk Rock Is Good For You

    A night of local punk rock. No cover charge and a Pistol Lager drink special. Moaning Lisa, a four-piece rock band drawing influences from classic rock, blues, grunge and punk, joined by General Tsao playing "Sexy Alternative Jizz Jazz...
    Nightlife | Inferno | Today
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Zaliva-D (Live)

    Tzusing and Illsee’s ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ makes its long over-due return to the Shanghai circuit with their first event at ALL. Headlining the evening will be Beijing based A/V duo Zaliva-D, plus guest support from Osheyack. Zaliva D is...
    Nightlife | ALL Club | Today
  • JohnJam Session By John Shanghai: Fete de la Musique

    Jam leader John Shanghai will bring and perform with his Live music band and various guests artists on the Ritz Carlton rooftop as part of the international music festival Fete de la musique. "Faguowenhua" sponsored by the Consulate de...
    Nightlife | Flair | Today
  • Up Down

    Here we go again: "UP DOWN PARTY! All guys in this city·Up and down! LUCCA 390 brings you a hottest weekend party! Our hot DJ will bring you the world's hottest dance music! All your passion is about to be released! Let each of your...
    Nightlife | Lucca | Today
  • Velvet Robot

    Resident DJ of Craft on the decks for another Velvet Robot. Expect anything from disco, funk, nu disco, Italo, new wave, indie, industrial, and more. No entry fee. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | Craft | Today
  • Awesome Kids Club

    Awesome Kids Club is for the renaissance-child, here elements of sports, arts, education, and team-building are all combined for some good summer fun. Kids are split into groups based on age and spend the day in a group of about 20....
    Community | Awesome Kid's Club | Daily except Sun until Aug 28 2017
  • San Juan Festival

    The San Juan Festival is an Spanish festival that marks the shortest night of the year and the official beginning of summer. Brownstone gathers the summer giving you a discount in Estrella Damm beer 20 rmb and Estrella Damm Bucket 100rmb...
    Dining, Nightlife | Brownstone | Today
  • Fête de la Musique: Disco Sax

    The Parrot hosts French DJ Eos Tone together with C.G on the saxophone for a Frenchy and funky disco evening. Start at 9pm till late. No cover.
    Nightlife | The Parrot | Today
  • Apéro Bordeaux

    All Le Bordelais Bistrots are hosting a summer special for French wine lovers trapped in Shanghai. They're hosting bottles for only 100rmb on selected labels of Bordeaux red, white or rosé. "This is how you enjoy this summer, Bordeaux...
    Nightlife | Burdigala | Daily
  • Tarra Conner Jones

    In case you missed her show on Wednesday, we have Tarra Conner Jones back for an encore performance this week. Soul standards from this talented singer. Recommend purchasing tickets and reserving tables early. 60rmb entry fee.
    Nightlife | Heyday | Today
  • Love Bang Soundsystem

    Hip hop, club trax, R&B, and loft party vibes this Friday at Le Baron. DJ Caution and Heatwolves got the brand new jams and well-aged throwbacks for you all night long. No cover, but email for guest list to...
    Nightlife | Le Baron | Today
  • Dope Girls: 'DJ Nana May Eat You'

    "Yo Fam! Dope Shifu is featuring a hot and sexy Dj to open this Summer's DopeChicks Series. Don't be deceived by Dj Nana! She'd be lookin' like a girl next door but Tis girl is WILD! 3-D Graphics Designer turn Dj from Shangdong is into...
    Nightlife | Dope Shifu | Today
  • Femme de la Creme Dolls with Summer Glamour

    "Ascend our chandelier-lit stairs, brush past the red velvet curtain, and enter a secret cavern of glam & elegance, burlesque & cabaret.Transport yourself to another time & space with curated entertainment from Femme de la Crème Dolls."...
    Nightlife | Candor | Today
  • Dark City

    Local tech house DJs on deck, ferrying the Dark City until the Shanghai morning. Tech and deep sounds all night in the newly renovated club. 100rmb cover, including one drink after 2am. Free before.
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | Today
  • Color Up Garage Party

    In anticipation of the Shanghai version of the world’s biggest EDM Paint Party Life in Color — basically a big EDM event in which the audience gets soaked in non-toxic paint to vibrant effect — K11 hosts “Color Up Garage Party”, a scaled...
    Nightlife | K11 Sky Garden | Daily until Jun 24 2017
  • ALL: Chino Amobi, Joey LaBeija, x/o

    Virginia-based producer Chino Amobi is one of the co-founders of NON WORLDWIDE, a collective of experimental artists of the African diaspora. Amobi's work is an intense, politically charged collision of genres including grime, dark...
    Nightlife | ALL Club | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • The 2017 Annual Debater's Ball: Master's Round

    "Debater's Ball is an event that celebrates the activity of debate and its members. Debate itself is a discourse that engages individuals with our most important questions. It is the pillar of effective conversation, a challenger of...
    Community | Kerry Hotel | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Time Machine - Nautilus's Carnival

    Back for it’s fourth iteration, “Time Machine — Nautilus's Carnival” is a steam punk, retro, and vintage-themed market featuring fashion, craft, art, jewelry, and design from Shanghai’s cavalcade of artisans and boutique operators. Not...
    Arts | Shanghai Sculpture Space | on Jun 24 and Jun 25, 2017
  • Ambient Night

    The Hippo Tank presents their third installment of 'Ambient Night'. Escape the Shanghai heat for an evening of ambient music and "chill vibes" in the hidden retreat of Basement 6. Bring your own cushion, get cosy, smell the incense and...
    Nightlife | Basement6 | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Shanghorror Part 3

    Inferno's big horror movie plus metal night returns with a screening of “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer”. A gritty low-budget picture with the promise of raising the hairs on the back of your neck, “Henry” will be followed by four...
    Nightlife | Inferno | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Fete de la Musique at Campanile Bund Hotel

    France’s musical event of the year returns to Shanghai: Fete de la Musique at the Campanile Bund Hotel. The event features live bands, fun and games, a magic show, and, of course, delicious French culinary treats. Don’t miss out on this...
    Arts | Campanile Shanghai Bund Hotel | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Riddim 'n' Vibe

    Riddim 'N' Vibe brings to you the best in drum & bass from across the spectrum of sound and time. This month residents Rabbit and Resinate are in control with Shanghai's original hype man MC Jado. No entry fee.
    Nightlife | C's | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • BottlesXO Family & Friends Pop-Up Sale

    BottlesXO is hosting their first ‘Family & Friends’ Pop Up Sale at Kate Wood lifestyle store. They're selling their last stocks of selected bottles at up to 40% off; you won't find these babies elsewhere in Shanghai, so grab them while...
    Community | Kate Wood | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • SHFT. Summer Rooftop Party V. 2: Sky Casino

    SHFT returns with their Rooftop Summer Series. This time they are taking over the rooftop of the Renaissance in YuGardens with a LIT view of the Bund and Pudong. Last Summer their parties at this rooftop had the whole city out: ice cold...
    Nightlife | JZ Latino | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Riddim 'n' Vibe

    Riddim 'N' Vibe brings to you the best in drum & bass from across the spectrum of sound and time. This month residents Rabbit and Resinate are in control with Shanghai's original hype man MC Jado. DJ: Rabbit Resinate MC Jado. No cover....
    Nightlife | C's | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Drag Queen Extravaganza: 'A Night in Hollywood'

    Stroll down Hollywood Boulevard this Saturday with the most glamorous queens in town. The sassy sharp-tongued hostess Miss Jade along with Mo Meaux, Miss Uni-Vers, Erica and Fantasia will be going balls deep in your business. They are...
    Nightlife | Candor | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Fort Boyard

    Le Cafe on Wuding Lu will turn into the Fort Boyard. (French thing?) "Hope you're not afraid of spiders, tigers and rats... You will have to challenge them but also "La Boule", "Felindra" and the famous "Passe-Partout" to steal the...
    Nightlife | Le Cafe des Stagiaires (Wuding Lu) | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Sharpshooters pres. 'Money in the Bank'

    Sharpshooters (DJ Reaper + Big Kerm) present "Money In The Bank", live at Amber. Prepare for a night of hip hop and trap music along with a Lucky Draw from their special "Money In The Bank" briefcase. Special guest performances from DJ...
    Nightlife | Amber Lounge | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Preme pres. Father (Awful Records)

    With 2 million hits on YouTube,there was no doubt that ‘Look At Wrist’ brought the Atlanta underground rapper Father into public consciousness. Since then, Father’s been a part of headlining performances at SXSW playing party music about...
    Nightlife | Arkham | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Día E - Fiesta de Verano (Summer Party)

    Day E is scheduled at the Miguel de Cervantes Library with a day of family friendly activities. The event has the support of the Consulates of Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Mexico, with each offering cultural and tourist information of...
    Community | Miguel de Cervantes Library | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Recycle for a Cause Flea Market

    Join Green Initiatives in our efforts to collect and sell gently used clothing, kitchen appliances, electronics and sportswear (no furniture) at the Recycle for a Cause Flea Market Sale. The Flea Market aims to repurpose unwanted items...
    Community | Creater Space | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Free Flow Wine - Monopole Summer Party

    Summer is coming and in Boutique Wines Asia are celebrating with the oldest white wine in Spain: Monopole. 100 years since the first bottle of Monopole white wine was crafted. 150rmb at the door gets you three hours free-flow wine and...
    Dining, Nightlife | La Maison | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Lose Your Face

    Lose Your Face DJs Jode and Beardslap will be invading the increasingly popular and sweaty Parrot again for a night of pretty damn funky house and breaks type stuff with a U.K. twist. No cover. Start 11pm.
    Nightlife | The Parrot | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Summer of Love

    The Spot is throwing a Summer Love party -- "The Hottest Party of the Year" featuring live music and entertainment, free tequila shots, giveaways, games and surprises. Wear your best summer outfit. No cover. Starts 9pm.
    Nightlife | The Spot | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Latino Summer Party

    All-you-can-drink Mojitos, Budweiser, mango rum smoothies, and passion fruit cocktails. Free bowling, darts, beer pong and billiards all night. Price: 198rmb. Dress in red get a special price 168rmb at door.
    Nightlife | Bund Bowl | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Italian Dance Wave Asia

    I.D.W. takes the discussion to the next level, while tracing a line of continuity through the years where the dancefloor exploded (thanks to Moroder, Baldelli, Alexander Robotnick), through the clubs between the '70s and '80s that were...
    Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Cabaret Show - 'Femme De La Creme' Saloon

    Bits of play. Bits of blush. And a lot of adrenaline rush! Take a peek into the world of Femme de La Creme Saloon - An intimate performance affair. They've got it all: the feathers, the dancing and singing, arial and the pole acts and of...
    Nightlife | The Pearl | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Say Yes pres. Eric Cloutier

    After a 5 city China tour for The Bunker New York's founder Bryan Kasenic and a crazy rooftop rave for Tokyo's Wata Igarashi, Say Yes is hosting a 4 city China tour in Guangzhou, Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai for one more Bunker member,...
    Nightlife | Elevator | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Paul Barkworth & Mantis

    Paul Barkworth (Smile - Beat Maschine Records/UK) and Mantis ( The Mantis Project) headline the all-night session at Celia. They're going late, late, late, and then early, early, early as always. 100rmb entry fee, includes a drink....
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Detox & Nourish: Yoga x Brunch

    JoyEAT presents a yoga-brunch hybrid that will make any yogi weak in the knees. The event will include a 1 hour Hatha Yoga class taught by Kim Dunn and a special "recovery" menu created by Pierre Jean Arpurt. Grapefruit infused water...
    Community, Dining | July's Garden | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
  • Group Show: 'A Most Filial Imprint'

    The exhibition is curated by Robin Peckham, including works of the following artists: Oscar Chan, Dylan DeRose, Heidi Lau, Sydney Shen, Su Chang, Trevor Yeung and Yu Ji. During a critical period after hatching, baby birds of certain...
    Arts | Aike Dellarco | from Jun 24 until Aug 27, 2017
  • Jean-Marc Luisada Piano Recital

    A French pianist born in Bizerte, Tunisia, Jean-Marc Luisada is a graduate of the Conservatoire de Paris. He performs in Shanghai, a selection of Beethoven and the waltzes of Chopin — pieces for which the artist has won international...
    Arts | Shanghai Concert Hall | on Sun Jun 25, 2017
  • 'One World One Dream': Howie Lee & Dutch E Germ

    Dutch E Germ (Tim DeWit) was the drummer/founding member of avant-garde rock band Gang Gang Dance. As a solo artist, he’s performed at Venus X’s seminal Ghe2oG0th1k parties, composed music for the fashion line Hood By Air, and was...
    Nightlife | ALL Club | on Sun Jun 25, 2017
  • 'We Want Your Hair!' Free Brazilian Waxing Day

    Strip is pruning bushes in Shanghai for free for the first 30 people who turn up to their store. (!!!) Breaks down like this: "First 10 customers get: 1. Free Brazilian Wax 2. ¥ 1000 Waxing PKG 3. 35% off on ICE CREAM / Mineral Body...
    Wellbeing | Strip (Xinle Lu) | on Sun Jun 25, 2017
  • NTS Radio Live from Shanghai

    NTS is a London based radio station that shares some of the most amazing music you can hear from all around the world. Whether you're into Iranian Funk or Industrial Techno, NTS has a show. For the Live from Shanghai we showcase local...
    Nightlife | Smash | on Sun Jun 25, 2017
  • Boxing Cat Brunch

    A week after its Craft Beer Day, Sasha's continuing to feed our craft obsession with free flow Boxing Cat Contender. 11am to 3pm on a Sunday. That's all you can eat buffet brunch + free flow Boxing Cat Contender for 298rmb. Book at 6474...
    Dining | Sasha's | on Sun Jun 25, 2017
  • Shanghai SIPG v Henan Jianye

    Shanghai SIPG meet Henan Jianye in a Chinese Super League soccer match. Kick-off is 7.35pm. Tickets at the gate.
    Sports & Recreation | Hongkou Soccer Stadium | on Sun Jun 25, 2017
  • BOGO Burger Mondays

    Healthy eats spot Happy Buddha does buy-one-get-one on their burgers. Customer favorites "The Big One" and "The Spicy Black Bean Burger" will be part of the deal as well as two new burgers. Available every Monday from 6pm-9pm.
    Dining | Happy Buddha (Xuhui) | Mondays
  • Free-Flow Mussels and Fries

    Every Monday, at Café des Stagiaires Dagu Lu, hosts mussels and Belgian fries, as much as you want, for 80rmb. They also do special prices on Belgian beers like Blond Duvel Vedett and La Chouffe. Available from 7pm.
    Dining | Le Cafe des Stagiaires | Mondays
  • YKPS Junior Chinese Summer Camp - Day Camp

    Designed by YK Pao School's Chinese instructors, the Junior Chinese Camp is open to non-native speaking kids age 5-11. The program features Pao School's curriculum of Chinese language, Chinese culture, sports, swimming. Students will...
    Community | YK Pao School (Primary Division) | from Jun 26 until Jul 21, 2017
  • MultiSport

    Multisport Summer Camp programs are split between their Pudong and Puxi locations and seek to enrich the lives of young ones through sport. This camp caters to a host of activities including but not limited to swimming, gymnastics,...
    Community, Sports & Recreation | MultiSport | from Jun 26 until Aug 11, 2017
  • French Comedy: Moliere’s ‘L’Avare’

    Presenting as part of the annual Festival Croisements 2017 Moliere’s sublime comedy L’Avare (“The Miser”) receives a Shanghai staging, care of La Comédie de Reims – Centre Dramatique National. Featuring a cast of French players under the...
    Arts | Grand Theatre | on Tue Jun 27, 2017
  • Movie Night Series – 'Blade Runner'

    In anticipation of the new Blade Runner coming out, The Pearl screens the original classic neo-noir sci-fi flick on their big screen. They're showing "The Final Cut" version. And a burger deal. Like teardrops in the rain. (Or...
    Community | The Pearl | on Tue Jun 27, 2017
  • The Village

    The Village’ is based on the coming-of-age of renowned Taiwanese television producer Wang Wei-chung. Through the intertwining stories of three families in a military dependents’ village, the play depicts a neighborhood life and eating...
    Arts | Theatre Above | from Jun 28 until Jul 2, 2017
  • Moulin Rouge Soiree

    The Pearl continues its sexy weekly show, with Moulin Rouge Soiree. Moulin Rouge Soiree will be an international experience transporting you to the Paris for the true Moulin Rouge experience then we will bring you home to Shanghai for a...
    Nightlife | The Pearl | Daily until Jun 28 2017
  • Sport for Life

    Sport for Life has been providing summer fun in Shanghai for 13 years and this year is no exception. Mixed sports camps are available for kids ages 4 to 16 to experience new sports and learn new skills. A soccer-focused program is also...
    Community, Sports & Recreation | Sport for Life (Panyu Lu) | from Jun 28 until Aug 25, 2017
  • YoMo: Annual Youth Mobile Festival

    Yomo is a festival designed for young people from 6 to 18 years old. It will feature interactive exhibits, live theatre shows, immersive workshops, and a wide range of hands-on STEAM focused activities that will engage everyone from...
    Community | SNIEC | from Jun 28 until Jul 1, 2017
  • 2017-06-21 Finished

    Shanghai Shenhua v Beijing Guoan (Chinese FA Cup)

    The big Shanghai versus Beijing grudge match is on again. Shanghai Shenhua take on the big green machine, Beijing Guoan in a Chinese FA Cup match. 8pm kick-off. Tickets at the gate.
    Sports & Recreation | Hongkou Soccer Stadium | on Wed Jun 21, 2017
  • 'The Bodyguard' — The Musical

    Yes, it’s the Kevin Costner, Whitney Houstin movie. In a theatrical musical format. “Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in...
    Arts | Shanghai Culture Square | from Jun 30 until Jul 2, 2017
  • Sundowners Happy Hour

    Fumo wine bistro is running a special on spritzes -- 1 for 39rmb and 4 for 99rmb. Deal comes with complimentary finger food. Deal is on for Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm.
    Nightlife | Fumo | from Jun 30 until Sep 30, 2017
  • Felguk

    Personally selected by Madonna to open her concerts in Brazil, Felguk is a Jewish-Brazilian EDM duo famous for their hits “2nite” “Blow Out”, and “Jack It”. Remix credits include Black Eyed Peas, Flo Rida, and Dirty South. Top sellers on...
    Nightlife | M2 | on Fri Jun 30, 2017
  • S.T.D. pres. TWO FRESH

    Two Fresh is Sherwyn and Kendrick Nicholls, twin brothers from Nashville, Tenn. who have been producing experimental, multi-genre music for Gen Y for the past five years. While they commonly refer to their sound as “weird sh*t” and cite...
    Nightlife | Arkham | on Fri Jun 30, 2017