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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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Apr
25
  • Dee Archer Live

    At Glam, Dee will perform the best of contemporary and standard jazz standard and blues songs with her favorite band in town. Dee only performs a few shows each year in Shanghai, so don’t miss this rare chance to hear an extraordinary...
    • Nightlife | Glam | Today
  • 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
  • Cosign

    Cosign is the Wednesday after work and then some party every Wednesday at All. Local DJs getting down on some experimental sounds, drinking highballs. (Seriously.) Hyph11e, Illsee, Scintii, Swimful playing from 6pm to 2am.
  • Models Night

    You know the drill. It's ladies night again at M1NT with MVP presents hosting the show. Special performances and DJs, along with the free drinks until 11.30pm with the password "MVP" at the door. For table reservations, hit up 158 0034...
    • Nightlife | M1NT | Today
  • Gentle Giant - Immersive Theater for Children with Special Needs

    Bamboozle adapts Michael Morpurgo’s enchanting Scottish fairy tale story, the Gentle Giant, into an immersive, multi-sensory experience for children with learning disabilities. The eponymous gentle giant, rejected by the locals in the...
  • Disco Fever

    Time to boogie again down at 3 1.3 lounge. DJ @pple is playing the funky sounds of yesteryear for a classy all night dance party on The Bund. No entry fee, but dress code at the door. Dress dressy. 8pm.
  • GROOV LAB x Ogg Vorbis

    A new weekly house and techno jam at Elevator, bringing together residents of crews like Co:Motion, VOID and micro/wave with up-and-coming talent for nights of dancefloor experiments. Twice a month, Elevator Radio will live-stream shows...
  • Raffles Medical Medicafe - 'Nutrition: Everything I Need to Know'

    Raffles Medical starts a Free Conference Programme. First one is about Nutrition and everything you always would like to know. You will learn the basics of nutrition, exercice and also be equipped with tools to make healthy choices. Meet...
  • Cosign: Frau

    Cosign is a free entry night on every Wednesday at ALL club. For Cosign, Frau’s prepared a set of dark, industrial, acid, electro and synth tracks. No cover. Starts 10pm.
Apr
26
  • Girls Night Out - Ok, Deal Travel Company Sponsor

    MVP Events hosts another night for girls on The Bund. "This week ladies, expect to win vouchers for a exclusive trip." From 9.30pm, free cocktails and manicure service. Roma Hard on the mix. Free entry for all with the password MVP till...
    • Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Thu Apr 26, 2018
  • Securing the New Silk Road

    The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a key component of China's political and economic strategy in Eurasia. China’s growing influence across its western and southern borders is one of the most important geopolitical trends today. Yet, a...
    • Community | Kartel | on Thu Apr 26, 2018
  • Stand-Up Comedy Without A Net

    The return of the famous ‘Set List’ style improvised comedy show to Massé: a free stand-up open mic where Shanghai’s best comedians hit the stage with no material or preparation, just whatever fate throws at them. Always fun, never...
    • Nightlife | Masse | on Thu Apr 26, 2018
  • el Ocho: Joe's Pizza Pop-Up

    Joe's Pizza is crips and tasty. el Ocho cocktails are unique and delicious. Seems like a good pairing for a fun night. Try a classic pepperoni or go for the one Joe's specially crafted for el Ocho. 8pm till late.
    • NOT TAGGED | el Ocho | on Thu Apr 26, 2018
  • Arkham pres. Nobody Wants To.. Dance

    Nobody Wants To.. Dance -- An on going party series about "changing the habits of all non-dancers." A wonderful trio of ladies on the decks with a selection of hip-hop, funk and dance music. Line Up: Amberakilla DJ Toy No Complay. 50rmb...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Thu Apr 26, 2018
Apr
27
  • Noboru Arai pres. Crafts Delicate Japanese Cuisine

    Tsuru at the Jing An Shangri-La hosts Japanese two Michelin-starred Guest Chef Noboru Arai for a two-day kitchen take over for 'Taste of Spring'. 6-Course lunch at 388rmb per person and 8-Course dinner at 888rmb. Service fee not included.
    • Dining | TSURU | on Apr 27 and Apr 28, 2018
  • THYBLOOD - The Last Show

    "After a series of events from scandals and members disagreements", the longest running Thrash/Death Metal band of Shanghai has decided to disband giving to fans and friends one more last show at Harley`s Underground this Friday along...
  • Faux Fighters - A Tribute to the Foo Fighters

    Newly formed band "Faux Fighters" make their debut to pay tribute to the Fooooos. "Expect all the hits, some crazy antics, and it's rumored that one member does, in fact, look like Dave Grohl." Local greats Revival and Dahlia Rosa play...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Fri Apr 27, 2018
  • Fuckin' Metal Night

    Local hashers are DJing fuckin' metal maaaaaan all night at rock 'n' roll dive Specters. Old school and new school trash, NWOBM, tons of hair metal cheese, and Sabbath, Sabbath, Sabbath all night from DJs KILLSHIT, SpaceCat, and guests....
    • Nightlife | Specters | on Fri Apr 27, 2018
  • Barbarism Vol. 4

    The monthly club night for civilized barbarians! Expect new hip hop, familiar vocals in strange new contexts, and songs you didn't know you needed. BARBARISM is an escape for those who work hard all week and need to experience rawness...
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Fri Apr 27, 2018
  • Hutong School's Street Food Pop-Up

    "Sick of eating in shopping malls? While Shanghai may seem like it opens a new food court every week, nothing beats the atmosphere and authenticity of eating greasy, delicious food outside with friends!" Local treats, lanterns, fun,...
  • DJ Korama

    DJ Korama at fancy lounge 3 1/3 for a night of disco, house, and techno. World travelled DJ on The Bund. No entry fee. Dress code policy at the door.
  • SHCR x MGSG - Batuk [Live]

    "We’re tired of always hearing about “China vs. the West”. On April 27th, we’re hosting South Africa’s foremost Afrofuturist visionaries at All Club." Okay then. Cover is 80rmb. Starts 10pm.
    • Nightlife | ALL Club | on Fri Apr 27, 2018
  • Twilight Mashup

    A musical mashup at the best place to get a cocktail in Found 158. Deus hosts in DJ Queen and Hazel Gould for a night of funky beats and live singing in the lounge. No entry fee. Starts 10pm.
  • Arkham pres. 8Er$ (Mad Decent)

    Evolving from a dark universe and a hip hop sound to a more electro-nic / tropical side. With several tracks signed on Mad Decent or Buygore, and playlisted by the big names like Diplo, Tiesto, Dyro, Annie Nightingales, Toddla T......
  • Steppin East Tour Shanghai

    Big reggae and dancehall night at C's with Dubshottas Promotions and MagicLampDO. Big vibes on the dance floor for Shanghai's reggae loyalists with an International guests joined by talented locals. No entry fee at the door. Starts 10pm.
    • Nightlife | C's | on Fri Apr 27, 2018
  • Guest Bartender Agung: Redefine Yourself with Hemingway

    Guest bartender Agung Prabowo presents nine experimental cocktails that pay tribute to Hemingway with inspiration from his novels, history, and folklore. "Come in Cobra Lily after 8pm, make your pick, and redefine yourself." Available...
    • Nightlife | Cobra Lily | on Apr 27 and Apr 28, 2018
  • Ovumaito - 'Music for the Womb' - Live Music/ Album Presentation

    ""Ovumaiyo"- means "that holds life" in our language. Our new album was born from this concept and celebrates the coming of new life through blissful and tranquil melodies. We would like to share with you some tunes. Join us to celebrate...
  • Popasuda

    Popasuda returns to Dada Shanghai with another edition of global sounds, reggae, and dancehall. Skinny Brown takes the decks for an epic eight hour set, with a highly curated selection of world music all bassed up for the dancefloor....
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Apr 27, 2018
  • Dark Trip with Theo Man

    Theo Man leads the all night dark techno ride at Shanghai's favorite after ours club, Celia. Lina K on support. 100rmb cover, includes a drink. Goes late, late, late into the next day.
  • XRHANDY b2b Thomas Futoso

    XRHANDY who used to run the short-lived but now legendary Qingdao club Unitt comes down to Shanghai to join his fellow micro/wave resident and endurance party champion Thomas Futoso for an all-night back-to-back session. Expect deep,...
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Fri Apr 27, 2018
Apr
28
  • Noboru Arai pres. Crafts Delicate Japanese Cuisine

    Tsuru at the Jing An Shangri-La hosts Japanese two Michelin-starred Guest Chef Noboru Arai for a two-day kitchen take over for 'Taste of Spring'. 6-Course lunch at 388rmb per person and 8-Course dinner at 888rmb. Service fee not included.
    • Dining | TSURU | on Apr 27 and Apr 28, 2018
  • Shake pres. Courtney Knott

    A wild night of live funk and soul for the dancefloor with Shake's three-month resident singer, Courtney Knott and the full band. "Courtney's stage presence and charisma has been driving crowds into hysteria lately and this two-night...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Apr 28 and Apr 29, 2018
  • SHFT. x EDC Presents: Pendulum

    World renowned hard rock / drum 'n' bass live band Pendulum drops a post-EDC festival DJ set. Stadium-levelling drum n bass in Shanghai. Pendulum emerged on the world stage in the mid '00s for their high octane blend of nu metal and drum...
  • Psychedelic Shanghai

    Tou-JAM Presents a night of far-out sounds from all over. Taking inspiration from way back '60s grooves and modern textures too, the night will hold tight for those searching elsewhere for your music selection. The night's headliner will...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sat Apr 28, 2018
  • Electropical

    Every Saturday, Unico hosts their Electropical party which is a kaleidoscope of rhythms, beats, and sensations. Music is Afro and Latin with DJs and live performers. Every night from 9.30pm to 10.30pm you can kickstart the party with...
    • Nightlife | Unico | from Apr 28 until Aug 4, 2018
  • Shanghai Supperclub

    Shanghai Supperclub will host the next installment group of its monthly dinner in another as yet undisclosed location. Enjoy a preview luxury dinner experience at a world renowned hospitality group entering Shanghai in the heart of...
  • Riddim 'n' Vibe

    Riddim'n'Vibe brings to you drum & bass music from across the spectrum. This month Rabbit and Resinate are joined by Apapr. MC Jado on the mic supplying bars and crowd hype. Rinse out! No cover. Starts 10pm.
    • Nightlife | C's | on Sat Apr 28, 2018
  • Celia Two-Year Anniversary

    "24months, 104 weeks, 730 days, 17520 hours.. We better party our hearts out on our second anniversary. Another year to create precious memories together, another year to cherish the life. Lets dance together until the legs stop us .."...
  • Jinqiao Mini Maker Faire

    Concordia International School Shanghai hosts a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. The Jinqiao MiniMaker Faire is a venue for makers—from artists to engineers, inventors to hobbyists—to show off their...
  • Sharpshooters Takeover: Strong Style Unleashed

    Sharpshooters' (DJ Reaper & Big Kerm) latest entry in their "Takeover" series lands at Ninja. Expect to be piledriven through a night of Hip Hop (current hits and throwbacks) as well free giveaways and enough wrestling references to make...
  • Carhartt WIP Presents China Social Club x NTS Radio 2nd Birthday

    For the two year anniversary party, China Social Club have curated a stacked line up including Meuko! Meuko! (Live) from Taiwan; Genome 6.66 Mbp member, Hyph11e; underground Hip Hop artist Nengnen + DJ-B-Side (Live); and outer national...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Apr 28, 2018
  • Swap2Wear Spring Pop-Up

    Help your unused clothing find a new lease of life in a different closet and fall in love with ‘new’ stuff to take home. Organized like a market place so you’ll browse in comfort, discover new ways to shop, grill, chill, dance and...
    • Community, Nightlife | Cafe Sambal | on Sat Apr 28, 2018
  • Certified Dope

    The Boom Bap Crew returns to our favourite Changping hangout for Certified Dope. Selector DJ LOKE and DJ Black Daniels will be spinning Hip Hop and Funk on wax to kick off the Labour Day long week-end at Dope Shifu in style. 9pm until...
  • Miami Nights

    Hop in your DeLorean and head back to the '80s with Miami Nights. Come join '80s selectors Turner & Beardslap for a night dedicated to the best in '80s synth pop, electro beats, new wave, emergent hip-hop, early house and more. Bring...
  • Tribute to Avicii

    Fancy lounge Club 3 1/3 relives the magic that was EDM superstar Avicii. Local DJs will be spinning his tracks. 100rmb cover, includes a drink.
  • Masquerade

    M1NT in collaboration with MVP EVENTS, takes escapism to a new level with their Masquerade event. "Reminiscent of the decade Venetian Carnival, the event will see M1NT transformed into a majestic palace. Adorned with elaborate masks,...
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Sat Apr 28, 2018
  • Genome: Dark0 / Jesse Osborne-Lanthier [Live]

    Another night of zany fashions and art-damaged club trax with Shanghai's most avant clubbing crew. Line-up is Dark0 [XL Recordings] / Jesse Osborne-Lanthier [Live] (Halcyon Veil). Support DJs: Khemist, Shy Shine. 100rmb cover. Starts...
    • NOT TAGGED | ALL Club | on Sat Apr 28, 2018
  • Beatween pres. Eric Lau (UK)

    Eric Lau (UK) will be leading the line up, who first joined Beatween in 2016. He makes his return this time with his third instrumental album "Examples" (First World Records). A collection of high quality beats filled with Latin, Jazz,...
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Sat Apr 28, 2018
  • Mindfulness Practice & Meditation

    Brandon Mehrgut is hosting a mindfulness session at Zenergy, will explore the "science of mindfulness" and beginner meditation. Runs from 7-8.30pm and costs 250rmb.
  • French Bangers: 'We Are Chinois'

    French Bangers house and electro crew is back at the kwazy kids castle. "For this special occasion we celebrate China! Because yes, at some point we all became a bit Chinese." Oh rilly? 100rmb entry from 10pm to 1am. 150rmb from 1am to...
Apr
29
  • Strawberry Music Festival 2018

    Modern Sky's annual Strawberry Music Festival is one of the biggest in the game, bringing China's best indie, punk, metal and electronic talents to the big stage with a smattering of visitors from Europe, the US, Japan and beyond. The...
  • FEAST Festival 2018

    High-profile foodie festival FEAST is taking place on the rooftop of HKRI Taikoo Hui Mall. They've got a rogue's gallery of 10 chefs and 3 bartenders showing off how good they are at making things that go in your mouth. Chefs are Bina...
  • EDC Afterparty feat. deadmau5

    One of the most recognizable DJs on the planet -- thanks in no small part to his massive mouse head get-up -- Canadian electro/progressive house producer/DJ Deadmau5 returns to Shanghai for a gig at Modern Sky Lab. From the man himself,...
  • Electric Daisy Carnival

    April sees eclectic, prolific music festival Electric Daisy Carnival making its China debut in Shanghai's International Music Park. Two days and four themed stages pumping out the full spectrum of that hot, hot EDM. Headliners announced...
  • EDC Afterparty feat. Oliver Heldens

    Dutch techno wizard Oliver Heldens performs a set after appearing at the massive EDC in Shanghai. The Tiesto-approved producer / DJ burst on the world’s EDM radar with his 2013 hit “Gecko”. He’s lately off a well-received Essential Mix...
  • Maifest Party

    "Maifest arrived and it's time to celebrate!" German beer free-flow deal from 8pm to 11pm. "Any beer you want, as much as you want." Book your seat via the QR code on the flyer. "Oh, and if you dress German your first beer is on us!"...
  • Adesse Versions

    After a double header in September and November with Optimo and Denis Sulta, 算盘 (suànpán) are pleased to present a proper house music don, in the form of Adesse Versions, aka Kevin Gorman. A UK DJ and producer who has been active from...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sun Apr 29, 2018
  • Asian Vibes pres. China Debut Series #18 - Yan Cook

    The first China Debut Series of the year, Asian Vibes hosts Ukraine techno force Yan Cook from Delsin Records. "His super quality productions bring him to Tresor for his first time live perform, together with Speedy J. Haunting...
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Sun Apr 29, 2018
  • NTS Radio Live from Shanghai

    After celebrating their 2nd Birthday on Saturday night at Dada, NTS Radio is broadcasting Live from Shanghai on Sunday at Uptown RnB. For this broadcast, China Social Club has invited Groove Bunny Records' boss and Daily Vinyl team...
  • ALL: Visionist

    Visionist is the London-based experimental composer and producer Louis Carnell. His debut album "Safe" on PAN records was described by Pitchfork as "a statement that feels not just a flexing of experimental techniques, but something rich...
    • Nightlife | ALL Club | on Sun Apr 29, 2018
  • Techno Train pres. Stiv Hey (Sci+Tec/IT)

    Techno Train pres Stiv Hey, supported by techno titans Dubfire and Marco Carola. His tracks "Squermus," "Shifted," and "Mindshake," have garnered play from Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, and Adam Beyer, respectively. Lina K and Xrhandy on...
  • Maifest Party

    "Maifest arrived and it's time to celebrate!" German beer free-flow deal from 8pm to 11pm. "Any beer you want, as much as you want." Book your seat via the QR code on the flyer. "Oh, and if you dress German your first beer is on us!"...
  • EDC Afterparty: Nickthereal

    Nickthereal (known as Nick Chou) is one of the hottest singer, songwriter and record producer in Asia. He has over 1 million fans on Facebook, along with over 500 thousands followers on Weibo. He released a self-titled debut album in...
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Sun Apr 29, 2018
  • Sexy Feria Brunch

    "Missing our sexy, authentic and genuine Feria de Abril? No worries , we have preprared a special menu with the best of the best directly from Sevilla to el willy’s kitchen ! Ole ole Our room will be decked out with fun festive touches...
    • Dining | el Willy | on Sun Apr 29, 2018
  • Techno Party

    Lots of creativity in the name department for this one. C's hosts a "Techno Party". "Either/Or is an DJ from Moscow. Having a deep passion for electronic music, she started her DJ career last year. Grew up in the capital of Russia,...
    • Nightlife | C's | on Sun Apr 29, 2018
  • VOID

    "This upcoming VOID party on the 30th of April it's all hands on deck; we are moving away from our recent themed events and instead; incorporate the fluidity of the crew as a whole. It will be a night of interchange and cooporation...
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Sun Apr 29, 2018
  • Labor Day 2018

    Workers of the world, relax. Make-up day is Saturday, April 28.
Apr
30
  • JZ Spring Festival 2018

    JZ Spring is back with the customary raft of top-notch jazz performers filling the streets with sultry and/or bombastic tunes, marking the 100th anniversary of jazz in Shanghai. In addition to the hundreds of talented local and...
  • Split Works pres. Chad Valley

    Chad Valley is back to China: "the perfect soundtrack to melting frost and tangerine skies." The acclaimed UK songwriter writes swoony solo electro-pop, with a pulsing, danceable core. He’ll be conjuring warm dreamscapes at Yuyintang,...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Mon Apr 30, 2018
  • EDC Afterparty feat. Mija

    MYST celebrates the EDC debut with a special after-party performance by one of the festivals main acts, MIJA. Mija diversifies her style in disco house, French house, and nu disco genres. She broke with a performance with Skrillex at...
  • EDC Afterparty feat Illenium

    There are melodic future bass producers, and then there is Nick Miller. The Denver-based producer known as Illenium has been turning heads for his ability to create an immersive emotional experience of highs and lows that pulls on the...
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Tzusing

    Tzusing: "I get drunk and play other peoples music." That's the best event description we've ever received. RESPECT. Truth in advertising. 60rmb cover.
    • Nightlife | ALL Club | on Mon Apr 30, 2018
  • Cice's Birthday Bash

    One of Celia's resident celebrates a birthday. Expect the party to go well into the morning (as always). All night tech and deep house from Cice and friends. No entry fee.
  • Accoustic Mondays

    Every Monday live music venue Harleys will have wine by the glass for 30rmb and get any two Pizzas for 98rmb. "The house band will come on about 9pm and serenade you with their delicate tones." I'm guessing those tones are acoustic.
  • Analog

    Two vinyl junkies from Hokkaido Japan playing analog. Expect music that goes from reggae and dancehall into disco and house. No cover. Starts 10pm.
    • Nightlife | C's | on Mon Apr 30, 2018
  • Hologram Dreams

    "A voyage from funk into the future…" Heatwolves and Finascia take Dada's dancefloor on a hyperloop journey from '80s boogie, Chicago house, and Detroit techno to modern funk, Italo disco, and synthesiser madness. Brand new sounds and...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Mon Apr 30, 2018
  • Labor Day 2018

    Workers of the world, relax. Make-up day is Saturday, April 28.
May
1
  • Hand In Hand Children's Music Festival

    The brainchild of hubby and wife duo Rebecca Kanthor and Liu Jian, the Shanghai-based organizers bring together bands from all over the world to play a bright, bubbly, family-friendly mix of rock and pop music for an audience of kids....
  • Luxury Garden Afternoon Tea

    Delectable offerings for Camelia's afternoon tea set: "Smoked Salmon Mousse, Vegetable Mascarpone Truffle Brioche, and Cucumber & Quail Eggs Mimosa. Sweet selections are cute and delightful, such as Crystal Sakura Jelly, Yoghurt Panna...
    • Dining | Camelia | from May 1 until Jun 30, 2018
  • South Penguin China Tour Shanghai Live

    Big J pop band playing Yuyintang. Expect the kids out in force for South Penguin, an indie band formed in July, 2014 in Tokyo. Their first EP is well known in Chinese indie circle. 170rmb at the door.
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Tue May 1, 2018
  • May Festbier

    All the Paulaner Bräuhaus in Shanghai will serve their unique and popular May Festbier from May 1, 2018 onwards to celebrate the arrival of spring. Like other Paulaner brews, it is produced according to the 1516 German Law of Purity, a...
  • Labor Day 2018

    Workers of the world, relax. Make-up day is Saturday, April 28.
May
2
  • Fall Out Boy M A N I A Tour 2018

    One of America's biggest pop punk acts of the '00s is back together and touring their world behind their latest material. Pete Wentz and crew make their China debut on their MANIA world tour, performing this new material (which debuted...
  • German Emo Rock Band: SOAB

    Making their Shanghai debut, internationally traveled German emojified band SOAB plays the big stage at Mao Livehouse. Fresh off China's biggest festival stages the five-piece rock group kicks out the angsty jams at a club show. 80rmb...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Wed May 2, 2018