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Nov
13
  • ERA - Intersection of Time

    They say you haven't been to Shanghai unless you've seen the acrobats. A multi-million dollar show, "ERA: The Intersection of Time" is Shanghai's most popular acrobatic show, featuring the gamut of traditional and contemporary Chinese...
  • Love Cycle: OCD Love by L-E-V Dance Company

    Inspired by Neil Hilborn’s text "OCD", this work, created by the L-E-V Dance Company, explores the love that misses, or lovers who keep missing each other, just out of synchronization. Co-created by Israeli choreographer Sharon Eyal and...
  • Caption Contest

    The Shanghai Writing Workshop and Shaving in the Dark are collaborating together for their second caption contest. Writers craft one liners or caption cartoons. Artists draw. Everyone mingles and gets specials on wine and burgers. Free.
  • Ode to the Master: Hans Van Manen Portfolio

    A showcase of some of the finest bits of choreography from the renowned Dutch master choreographer, performed by the Dutch National Ballet. The performance will include four pieces; "5 Tangos," perhaps the most widely performed of all...
  • Come Correct

    The Come Correct Crew hosts the OG weekly hip hop and urban music night every Wednesday. Come Correct has been running since 2011 and has been a platform for many of the cities aspiring DJ’s and rappers to come up. The Come Correct Crew...
    • Nightlife | Dada | Today
  • Jewelry Clinic

    Get your silver jewelry cleaned and fixed at the Jewelry Clinic, a community event to help you get your beloved pieces in restored and back to their original shine. Free.
  • Mandarin Community Chinese Movie Night

    Mandarin Community will show "American Factory" on Nov 13. Doors open at 7pm, movie starts at 7:30. Movie is 110 minutes long. Mandarin Community teachers will prepare materials for students to use as they watch the movie to study...
  • Sustainable Retail & Consumption - Fad or Reality

    Join Green Drinks 125th monthly forum, with support from ESSCA School of Management, Shanghai, as they discuss the importance of Sustainability in Fashion / Retail, including case studies from India and the rest of the world. RSVP 50rmb,...
  • Librandi Wine Dinner

    Hear the story of Librandi winery from the owner Rafaele Brandi, and enjoy five selected courses from DeliVino and five wines. 398rmb per person.
  • Models Night

    Beautiful people, strong drinks, loud music and free cocktails for ladies. It's the M1NT Models Night and it happens every Wednesday. Free entry for everyone until 12.30am with password MVP.
    • Nightlife | M1NT | Today
  • Inked Up

    From 9pm till late, all night house, funk and disco music. Take a selfie at their famous neon wall, and get a free tattoo before midnight. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | UP Shanghai | Wednesdays until Feb 26 2020
  • Cosign: chuan / DJ Doggy

    chuan is a local Shanghainese, he plays techno / dubstep / electro / juke / ghettotek around 130bpm, sometimes goes above 160bpm. You might have seen his comments on some platforms about the tracks he likes, bragging about his...
Nov
14
  • Love Cycle: OCD Love Chapter 2 by L-E-V Dance Company

    Disaster and hope endure as an illness to the dancer's body. There are no borders we are dangerous to ourselves. Liquids of information, the pain of loss and mental exhaustion mutate into a big heart coated with darkness and matter of...
  • Nobody Has To Know

    Weekly party created by SOUND OF SHANGHAI, including DJs S.Kiv, Kadwell, Ton Kaya, CYR, and Djazz, playing everything from hip hop and urban electro to pop and funky house. Free entry.
  • Moulin Dream Immersive Cabaret Theater

    Another interactive theater and musical experience! Moulin Dream is an immersive cabaret show inspired by masterpiece “Dream Of The Red Chamber”, one of China’s four greatest classics, and “Moulin Rouge”. Filled with sensual dances and...
  • Vodka Feast

    Vodka tasting - introducing 10 new vodkas straight from Poland, accompanied by Polish food. Attendants will be able to try traditional pure vodkas as well as flavored, sweeter options. All this including a short story about vodka...
  • The Drums China Tour

    The Drums are an American indie pop band from New York City, currently led by founding member Jonathan Pierce. They are known for their quirky surf rock riffs, melodramatic tender melodies and catchy lyrics. In December 2009 the band was...
  • SSO Rush Hour Concert | On Time Rehearsal

    Rush Hour Concert is a series of one-hour classical music concerts hosted by a group of new generation musicians from the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, happening monthly during rush hour, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Each concert differs in...
  • New SHAKE City VI: The 90's R&B Concert

    Shanghai's livest 90's R&B party returns for another dose of new jack swing and hip hop soul for the dancefloor. Courtney Knott, Kevin Maxim, and SHAKE's six-piece band take it back to back in the day with the music of TLC, Jade, Janet,...
    • Nightlife | Shake | from Nov 14 until Nov 16 2019
  • Lee Ritenour and Friends

    Lee Ritenour has recorded more than 40 albums that have yielded 35 chart songs. As a young guitarist, he put his combination of diverse musical styles and brilliant technical chops to work on more than 3,000 sessions with a broad...
  • XIA|下

    Xia, the downbeat, ambient and psychedelic night at Dada, celebrates its first year with more downbeat, ambient and psychedelic music from Kodama, Aktuman, Ancient Alias, Arno & Johannes. Free.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Nov 14 2019
  • Introduction to Compassionate Communication

    Participants can expect to learn the following: Become familiar with the four steps and supporting elements of the Compassionate Communication process; Understand how to build up and strengthen empathy skills by increasing feelings and...
  • CEIBS Aged to Perfection Research Workshop

    Do you have an academic interest in how organizations and society should manage the increasing percentage of aging workers? CEIBS is hosting a research workshop on the afternoon of November 14 from 1pm to 4.15pm to hear cutting-edge...
  • Swing Night

    Swing night with music by Marzoviç and a free swing class from 8pm. Free entrance, cocktails for 40rmb.
    • Nightlife | Kartel | on Thu Nov 14 2019
  • The Christmas Designer Market

    Stop by The Shanghai Centre and browse an array of unique designer and customized gifts for the whole family, with 50+ artisans displaying their winter range. Free.
  • Unravel: Podcast Finale Encore

    Unravel wraps up its first season of its podcast by bringing back its storytellers for a Q&A. Tickets come with a drinks and a tote bag. Location will be released to ticket holders via email before the event. Pre-sale 100rmb. On the...
Nov
15
  • ERA - Intersection of Time

    They say you haven't been to Shanghai unless you've seen the acrobats. A multi-million dollar show, "ERA: The Intersection of Time" is Shanghai's most popular acrobatic show, featuring the gamut of traditional and contemporary Chinese...
  • Multimedia Modern Dance - Whiteout

    A contemporary multimedia dance-theatre piece that gives resonance to the complexities of bi-racial relationships. Choreographer Natasha Gilmore explores the dynamics of everyday interactions with honesty and humor, informed by personal...
  • Nirvana Tribute Concert

    Come as you are, to The Pearl’s tribute night to the mighty grunge gods themselves. Few bands scream “the nineties” as much as Seattle’s super band Nirvana. Do you remember how you felt the first time you heard Lithium, or Smells Like...
  • Asian Vibes pres. Tunnel

    Chicago based avant-garde techno artist Tunnel. As curator of Webuildmachines, he's going to make his debut hybrid set in China with a collection of brutal tracks from the label and infuse some fresh darkness to this venue. Pre-sale...
    • Nightlife | FALLOUT | on Fri Nov 15 2019
  • Bar Rouge Anniversary: Opening Party

    Opening night of Bar Rouge's birthday week, with the usual DJ antics, Champagne antics, and late night dancing. 100rmb pre-sale, 200rmb on the door.
  • The Secret Myth Of Dune

    Take a midnight ride on a nomadic caravan of dreams about a wild dessert. A dark circus experience returns to Candor with 'The Secret Myth Of Dune'- an immersive experience of Arabian nights fairytale stories combined with twisted, noir...
  • Lee Ritenour and Friends

    Lee Ritenour has recorded more than 40 albums that have yielded 35 chart songs. As a young guitarist, he put his combination of diverse musical styles and brilliant technical chops to work on more than 3,000 sessions with a broad...
  • AT ONE International Festival 2019

    AT ONE International Festival is an annual event at SANGHA BY OCTAVE, an area of 189,000 square meters, located on the bed of Suzhou’s Yangcheng Lake, just over an hour’s drive from Shanghai. The workshops offered at this year's...
  • Shanghai International Children's Book Fair

    Seventh edition of this popular trade and reader-based show, with thousands and thousands of foreign-language books for readers up to 16 years old. Open until 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and until 4pm on Sunday. Friday is 30rmb, and...
  • ART FOR HEARTS

    This special fundraising event brings together artwork from several established and emerging artists. Once a piece has been purchased at the show, it will be allowed to be taken home. Art for Hearts is a charity art show, entirely...
  • Yellow Mountains + Hot Springs

    See the best scenic spots of the Yellow mountains in one weekend. Relax in the Huangshan hot springs after a day of hiking. Visit a typical Huizhou style ancient town and try local snacks. 1,299rmb.
  • Yellow Mountain: The West Sea

    Hike Yellow mountains and see the best scenic spots including the Lotus Peak. 1,050rmb.
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Delivery & Dinner

    Eat a Thanksgiving dinner without the hassle of actually cooking. A 5kg whole roasted turkey with gravy and vegetables as well as a 1-liter crowler of any Stone Core Beer for 1,188rmb (including free delivery within central Shanghai.)...
  • Wuyi Mountain Walk + Bamboo Rafting

    Wuyi Mountains provides one of the most spectacular views of southeastern China. In 1999, this area was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site both for its natural environment and for its culture. By joining our trip, you can enjoy...
  • Chinese Dumpling Making Class

    Mandarin Community will teach you how to make your own jiaozi and then you'll eat together. Event must be pre-booked by scanning QR in the attached image. 50rmb.
  • Lebensfreude Records 15th Anniversary

    The founders and ambassadors of the Lebensfreude Records spirit, Gunne & Zuckermann are a spontaneous and hypnotic DJ duo that combine to represent the more adventurous soul of Berlin electronic music. ‘15 years of Lebensfreude Records...
    • Nightlife | 3NTRY | on Fri Nov 15 2019
  • Antigen: GIL & Yantan Ministry

    GIL’s DJ sets are a tightly woven, non-linear yet soaring experiences of music’s potential to create new dance forms. Overlapping percussions, atmospheric sounds, dipping in and out of genres and timelines, GIL surprises the audience...
    • Nightlife | ALL Club | on Fri Nov 15 2019
  • ARRIBA!!!

    Latin night with the old Unico crew. Free flow Latin cocktails from 10pm. Live percussion and Latin vibes all night. 100rmb after 11pm, including a drink.
  • Der Elefantenpups (Mandarin)

    A child-friendly audiovisual symphony, blending story and music. Based on a German picture book by Heidi Leenen with music by Christian Klaessen, it follows a friendly Animal keeper, his elephant and his zoo friends as they explore the...
  • Antidote Present Suzi Analogue

    Suzi Analogue is a rarity within modern-day electronic music: a prolific black woman singer, songwriter, beatmaker and creator of Never Normal Records who draws from house, footwork, rap, reggae & film to make conceptual music that...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Nov 15 2019
Nov
16
  • St Mark Children's Chamber Choir

    The choir of the Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc was born in 1986 in Lyon and was created by the choir director, Nicolas Porte, and the director of Collège Saint-Marc. The choir offers students a creative outlet in parallel with their...
    • Arts | SHOAC | on Sat Nov 16 2019
  • Monologue By X-Zero Dance Theater

    "Am I the real me in the last second?" Zhang Xi sets out to explore the significance of memory in our life experiences. In this piece, Zhang Xi chooses to work with the various spaces formed by six meter ladders. The ladder represents...
  • AT ONE International Conference

    2019 AT ONE International Conference gathers thought leaders and holistic practitioners worldwide to jointly explore topics on the well-being paradigm of humankind in the new era. Present at the Conference will be leading authorities on...
  • Moulin Dream Immersive Cabaret Theater

    Another interactive theater and musical experience! Moulin Dream is an immersive cabaret show inspired by masterpiece “Dream Of The Red Chamber”, one of China’s four greatest classics, and “Moulin Rouge”. Filled with sensual dances and...
  • Neal Brennan

    Neal Brennan is a director, writer, actor, and comedian known for co-creating and co-writing the Comedy Central series Chappelle's Show with Dave Chappelle, for which he received three Emmy nominations. Brennan helmed such sketches as...
  • The Secret Myth Of Dune

    Take a midnight ride on a nomadic caravan of dreams about a wild dessert. A dark circus experience returns to Candor with 'The Secret Myth Of Dune'- an immersive experience of Arabian nights fairytale stories combined with twisted, noir...
  • Tragedy of Macbeth

    Not your usual adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Hong Kong director Shuwin Tang has taken a different twist. He sends Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to a re-imagined ancient China, wondering through the same tragic storyline. The plot is...
  • Shanghai International Children's Book Fair

    Seventh edition of this popular trade and reader-based show, with thousands and thousands of foreign-language books for readers up to 16 years old. Open until 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and until 4pm on Sunday. Friday is 30rmb, and...
  • Green Escape Night Market

    The Anyi Lu nature-themed night market is back! After launching in late October, and taking a break for the Import Expo, it returns with more than 50 vendors. Expect stalls from DODU, RouRou, Charlie's, The Odd Couple and more....
  • Viking Night

    The night of feared raiders is coming back to pillage your liver and whatever measly brain cells you possess. That’s right, after the devastatingly booze plundering Viking Night of last summer, Inferno’s finally restocked enough for...
  • 44KW Presents Redshape

    Receiving inspiration from a deep interest for any kind of music, with a special affinity for the early sounds of Detroit and Chicago, Redshape has released his music on prestige labels like Delsin, Running Back and Monkeytown Records....
    • Nightlife | 44KW | on Sat Nov 16 2019
  • Swan Lake | State Ballet of Georgia

    The ballet company of the Tbilisi Ballet State Theatre is coming to Shanghai to perform the classic Tchaikovsky ballet, a piece it has performed for over 100 years, with choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. Art direction on this...
  • For the Culture Awards Gala

    For the Culture Awards Gala is a lively evening filled with music, performers, poetry, dinner, and an awards ceremony. This gala is to uplift the achievements of the African diaspora in China but open to all. 988rmb per person or...
  • The China Job Fair for Foreigners

    Sponsored by ChinaJobs (of the Chinese government State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs), and with hundreds of employers and thousands jobs to choose from, the fair offers all kinds of work opportunities – full time, part time...
  • All-you-can-eat Austrian Organic Chocolate Tour

    Try more than 200 types of chocolate! - Visit chocolate theatre - the first chocolate all-you-can-eat museum in Shanghai - Learn how chocolate is created - Meet a group of international like-minded chocolate lovers. 150rmb.
  • One Day Hiking and Hot Springs

    Join for a half day hiking at mountain Shu: walking across a bamboo forest, pass a beautiful temple and reach the top to admire the view and appreciate the drastic rise in elevation. After exercise, relax in the outdoor hot springs:...
    • Sports & Recreation, Travel | Wanna Travel | on Sat Nov 16 2019
  • Brighton College & St Swithun's School Admissions Session

    Learn about the schools, get strategies and tips for planning overseas study, and take a pre-assesment prior to the event leading to a one-on-one interview with a registrar. Free to attend, scan QR for registration. Happens on the 3rd...
  • Autumn Rainbow Bike Ride

    Six teams of cyclists will represent the six colors of the Rainbow Flag, starting from every corner of Shanghai to meet at Cotton's. The routes range between 5 km to 12 km. Spots are limited, but everyone is invited to meet at 12:00 at...
  • Morning Yoga

    Join a small and intimate yoga session. Total beginners are welcome. You will learn basic moves as well as a short introduction about yoga in China. Yoga instructions provided by Angela from Yogalovers. Duration is 2 hours, includes...
  • Shanghai Mentor Walks – 2019 Final Walk

    Mentor Walks is a monthly series that connects emerging female leaders with a range of senior women from a diverse professional community. As mentors and mentees walk and talk, they discuss their challenges, successes, aspirations, and...
    • Business, Community, Executive | M on the Bund | on Sat Nov 16 2019
  • White Affair

    White decor and house music from DJ Tom William. Free entrance until 12.30am with RSVP to events@mvpshanghai.com, otherwise 100rmb cover.
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Sat Nov 16 2019
  • Finsterforst

    Finsterforst is a German folk metal band from Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, whose lyrical themes deal with nature, German myths, and fantasy worlds. 100rmb pre-sale or 130rmb at the door.
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Nov 16 2019
  • Bar Rouge Anniversary: The Funhouse

    Expect a big birthday bash as the House of Fun twists the plot and presents a themed party named the "FUNHOUSE." They're doing the place up to look like a carnival circus! Stilt walkers, clowns, jugglers and, of course, dancers. Each day...
  • Michael Palin in North Korea Documentary

    Koryo Tours and Channel 5 spent two years arranging the visit of the beloved Monty Python star to visit North Korea for an unprecedented travel documentary. Two grown men slapping each other with fish turns out to be a uniting force in...
    • Community | Glam | on Sat Nov 16 2019
  • Commune Market

    Check out Shanghai’s autumn/winter designs and crafts, drink artisan coffee, mulled wine and food, and shuffle through old books for a good read. Free.
  • Hologram Dreams Presents Airbear

    "A voyage from the future into the abyss!" Hologram Dreams presents a night of Italo Disco, Synth-Pop, Chicago House, City Pop, 2020's club trax, and anime visuals dripping from the walls. Headlining the night is Seoul's DJ Airbear,...
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Sat Nov 16 2019
  • Shanghai Lawyer: In the Footsteps of a China Spymaster

    Historic Shanghai takes a walk through the life of Norwood Allman - diplomat, lawyer, judge, soldier, spy, spymaster – based on Allman’s memoir, "Shanghai Lawyer". Allman spent 30 years in China, from his arrival as a student interpreter...
  • Jiashan Saturday Market

    A community run event, the market will feature vendors such as Zestea Kombucha, Eat Dumplings!, Boomi's sustainable travel kits, handmade organic chocolate, and many, many more. Free.
  • Let's Otter Shanghai Coffee Lover Club

    Networking for coffee lovers. Free to attend but you pay for your own coffee.
  • No Rockstars Vol 4 — Dee Montero

    From blissed-out sunset grooves to tripped-out Balearica to Melodic House to Techno, Irish DJ Dee Montero plays it all. Catch him for one night only at Woobar. Early bird 150rmb, at the door 200rmb, both with a drink.
    • Nightlife | WOOBAR | on Sat Nov 16 2019
  • Soft Centre X SVBKVLT: Friendship (Live) / Index / Thick Owens

    SVBKVLT are teaming up with Sydney's SOFT CENTRE for a special one off event at ALL. Representing SOFT CENTRE will be live A/V act 'friendships' and DJs Index and Thick Owens. They will be joined by SVBKVLT artists Osheyack and Hyph11E,...
    • Nightlife | ALL Club | on Sat Nov 16 2019
  • 3ntry Pillow Fight Party

    House, techno, pillows. It's a party. 100rmb with three drinks on the door.
    • Nightlife | 3NTRY | on Sat Nov 16 2019
  • Der Elefantenpups (Mandarin)

    A child-friendly audiovisual symphony, blending story and music. Based on a German picture book by Heidi Leenen with music by Christian Klaessen, it follows a friendly Animal keeper, his elephant and his zoo friends as they explore the...
Nov
17
  • ERA - Intersection of Time

    They say you haven't been to Shanghai unless you've seen the acrobats. A multi-million dollar show, "ERA: The Intersection of Time" is Shanghai's most popular acrobatic show, featuring the gamut of traditional and contemporary Chinese...
  • Andrew Manze, Mengla Huang and NDR Radiophilharmonie

    Founded in 1950, with a history of nearly 70 years, NDR Radiophilharmonie is the top orchestra in the "radio symphony orchestra system" of Germany. Andrew Manze has been their Music Director since 2014, and his collaboration with the...
  • Shanghai International Children's Book Fair

    Seventh edition of this popular trade and reader-based show, with thousands and thousands of foreign-language books for readers up to 16 years old. Open until 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and until 4pm on Sunday. Friday is 30rmb, and...
  • Maple Tree Viewing + Hiking

    Hike on a mountain holding a maple tree festival, with beautiful red leaves, fresh air, and lake views from the mountain. One-day trip. 350rmb.
    • Sports & Recreation, Travel | Wanna Travel | on Sun Nov 17 2019
  • DKNSTRKT Drag Workshop: Comedy in Drag

    A free introductory workshop with Shanghai drag performer, Lady N. Gentlemen plus very special guest. This workshop invites all artists to explore the art of campy drag. Learn how to apply comedic elements in your drag performance...
  • HIIT & Yoga

    For those who think that HIIT is too intense and yoga is not enough, you may be surprised to see how they complement one another. 88rmb per class or five classes for 398rmb.
Nov
18
  • Britten Sinfonia: Goldberg Variations

    Britten Sinfonia is a chamber orchestra ensemble based in Cambridge, UK. It was created in 1992, following an initiative from Eastern Arts and a number of key figures including Nicholas Cleobury, who recognised the need for an orchestra...
  • 3-week Chinese challenge

    Challenge yourself and improve your Chinese in 21 days. Amaze yourself how much you can improve with the right materials, methods, guidance and company. Every Saturday there’s a two-hour class session in Yangpu with an experienced...
Nov
19
  • ERA - Intersection of Time

    They say you haven't been to Shanghai unless you've seen the acrobats. A multi-million dollar show, "ERA: The Intersection of Time" is Shanghai's most popular acrobatic show, featuring the gamut of traditional and contemporary Chinese...
  • Mi Casa Es Su Casa

    A big Latin party with salsa dance classes, live percussionist Thomas Dyani, and Latin music all night long. Mojitos are BOGO until 11pm too.
  • Sumrra

    Unclassifiable, melodic and free jazz from this Spanish jazz group, who have been performing together since 2000. Tickets from 80rmb.
Nov
20
  • Tiger & Tiger Tale

    Visually stunning and innovative, Tiger & Tiger Tale is a moving contemporary dance piece co-created by writer Robert Alan Evans and choreographer Natasha Gilmore. The story portrays a dysfunctional family whose three members, Mom, Dad...
  • Unicorn Party

    Are you a unicorn? Every Wednesday free selected cocktails for all ladies till midnight. This night deserves a special treatment transforming Revolucion into a magical mystical Unicorn. Decorations and surprises for all ladies. Resident...
  • Come Correct

    The Come Correct Crew hosts the OG weekly hip hop and urban music night every Wednesday. Come Correct has been running since 2011 and has been a platform for many of the cities aspiring DJ’s and rappers to come up. The Come Correct Crew...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Wed Nov 20 2019
  • Stone Beer U: Arrogant Consortia

    As the alter ego and sister brand of Stone Brewing, Arrogant Consortia is known as the crusader raging against tyrannical mediocrity. Arrogant Consortia beers are bold, aggressive, and badass, produced specifically for those who love...
  • Intro to React

    In this workshop, you will build a "Reactive" todo application and complete your tasks. You can tailor your application with features of your choice to best suit your purpose.
  • Deafheaven “Ordinary Corrupt Human Love” China Tour 2019 Shanghai

    New Noise presents a Shanghai show for Deafheaven. The San Franciscan band who have left an undeniable footprint on modern metal are playing at Shanghai's Future House on Nov 20. Described by Rolling Stone as a “boundary-pushing blend of...
  • Shanghai Voices

    Shanghai Voices is a curated reading series from the Shanghai Writing Workshop. Local writers from the workshop whose work has impressed the readers will share their work with the general public. Doors open at 7:30 and the event will...
    • Community | 1900Loft | on Wed Nov 20 2019
  • How To Start Off A Meaningful & Impactful Career?

    1/3 of your life will be spent at work. That’s 90 000 hours of your time. Are you satisfied at the one place where you are spending most of your life? Because unfortunately a study shows that 80% of people are not… And the simple reason...
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