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    • Dada Bar. It's an institution. A high-end dive. A place for good music and bad decisions. They're turning five years old on Saturday, with a bunch of old school heads who don't really DJ there much these days: Carl Lorimer (ex-DKD resident), Brain (one of the owners), Bacon SoundSpade, Kodama (Magic Garden), Compact Dicks, Ozone, and more TBA. Free entry. Starts at 10pm and goes very late.
      On Aug 23 at Dada

    Dada Bar. It's an institution. A high-end dive. A place for good music and bad decisions. They're turning five years old on Saturday, with a bunch of old school heads who don't really DJ there much these days: Carl Lorimer (ex-DKD...
    On Aug 23 at Dada

 
    • Dublin native Shit Robot drops his weird strain of left-field house, disco, and techno over at popular house club Lola. He's released a lot of tunes on James Murphy's DFA label, and fans of The Juan Maclean, Todd Terje, and LCD Soundsystem will find much to like here. Cover is 50rmb. Support by Alecs Marta and Frank Costello.
      On Aug 23 at Lola

    Dublin native Shit Robot drops his weird strain of left-field house, disco, and techno over at popular house club Lola. He's released a lot of tunes on James Murphy's DFA label, and fans of The Juan Maclean, Todd Terje, and LCD Soundsystem...
    On Aug 23 at Lola

 
    • The Beijing Punk Festival has been running for over ten years, and its Shanghai cousin returns for year three at Yuyintang with a bunch of bands from all over China. Music by Rolling Bowling (Rockabilly), Early Bus (Ska), The Survivor, Chaos Mind (Nu-Metal), Gum Bleed, Monkey Shine (Melodic Punk), YWCT, PVA (punk metal). Ticket is 150rmb including a free shot. *This is a daytime show* that starts at 3pm.
      On Aug 23 at Yuyintang

    The Beijing Punk Festival has been running for over ten years, and its Shanghai cousin returns for year three at Yuyintang with a bunch of bands from all over China. Music by Rolling Bowling (Rockabilly), Early Bus (Ska), The Survivor,...
    On Aug 23 at Yuyintang

 
    • This sounds weird and cool – the first ever international Internet water balloon games happening this Saturday. So this is Shanghai vs. Cincinnati, via Skype. Basement6 will be projected onto a wall in Cincinnati and vice versa, and the teams throw water balloons at the wall. They have hundreds of water balloons and raincoats. Starts at 8pm sharp, totally free.
      On Aug 23 at Basement6 Art Collective

    This sounds weird and cool – the first ever international Internet water balloon games happening this Saturday. So this is Shanghai vs. Cincinnati, via Skype. Basement6 will be projected onto a wall in Cincinnati and vice versa, and the...
    On Aug 23 at Basement6 Art Collective

 

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Dining

    • From 7–9pm 10 Corso Como's lounge is pouring free-flow German beers by craft brewing company Brewers & Union and serving Italian canapés for 148rmb per person.
      On Aug 23 at 10 Corso Como Wheelock Square, North Annex, 1717 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
    From 7–9pm 10 Corso Como's lounge is pouring free-flow German beers by craft brewing company Brewers & Union and serving Italian canapés for 148rmb per person.
    On Aug 23 at 10 Corso Como
 
    • 8 1/2 hosts a one-night-only aperitivo featuring Perrier Jouët Blason Rosé Champagne. 148rmb+10% gets you one glass and a selection of homemade canapés. Goes from 6–9pm.
      On Aug 27 at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana Rockbund, Associate Mission Building, 6-7/F, 169 Yuanmingyuan Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
    8 1/2 hosts a one-night-only aperitivo featuring Perrier Jouët Blason Rosé Champagne. 148rmb+10% gets you one glass and a selection of homemade canapés. Goes from 6–9pm.
    On Aug 27 at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana
 
    • Sarment will be hosting a 'raid my cellar' evening, allowing guests to open literally any bottle of wine that strikes their fancy. For members only, this event will include up to twelve people. Each person will explain how they made their decision and share the bottle with the rest of the guests for a truly unforgettable wine tasting session. RSVP​ 021 2230 9797​, shanghai@sarmentwine.com. Price: 420 rmb. 10% discount for members. Members may invite friends, but their attendance cannot be paid for using members’ credit.​ 7–9pm.
      On Aug 27 at Sarment

    Sarment will be hosting a 'raid my cellar' evening, allowing guests to open literally any bottle of wine that strikes their fancy. For members only, this event will include up to twelve people. Each person will explain how they made their...
    On Aug 27 at Sarment

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

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

 

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Arts

    • Noeli Gallery presents a group exhibition featuring three Chinese contemporary artists Wang Xuejun, Fan Shiqiang and Zeng Lingxin’s latest artworks. Three artists use vibrant colours to visualize the conflicts and reflections between Chinese tradition and today’s modernization in China.
      From Aug 26 until Sep 18 Daily at Noeli Gallery 150 B Yueyang Lu, near Yongjia Lu
    Noeli Gallery presents a group exhibition featuring three Chinese contemporary artists Wang Xuejun, Fan Shiqiang and Zeng Lingxin’s latest artworks. Three artists use vibrant colours to visualize the conflicts and reflections between...
    From Aug 26 until Sep 18 Daily at Noeli Gallery
 
    • Oil painting and mixed medium exhibition by WangXuejun, Fan Shiqiang, and Zeng Lingxin. The artists "use vibrant colours to visualize the conflicts and reflections between Chinese tradition and today’s modernization in China." Free exhibit running Tue–Sunday, 1pm–9pm.
      From Aug 26 until Sep 18 Every Sat & Sun at Noeli Gallery

    Oil painting and mixed medium exhibition by WangXuejun, Fan Shiqiang, and Zeng Lingxin. The artists "use vibrant colours to visualize the conflicts and reflections between Chinese tradition and today’s modernization in China." Free...
    From Aug 26 until Sep 18 Every Sat & Sun at Noeli Gallery

 
    • Ailing Foundation presents Flower Godness by W&W photo exhibition by Yuhong Wang and Mario Weinberg. Their work is described as "a Chinese artist and a German artist built a conversation through painting." Free entry. Opening hours: everyday from 10am to 10pm.
      Daily until Aug 30 at Bund 18 Temporary Art Space

    Ailing Foundation presents Flower Godness by W&W photo exhibition by Yuhong Wang and Mario Weinberg. Their work is described as "a Chinese artist and a German artist built a conversation through painting." Free entry. Opening hours:...
    Daily until Aug 30 at Bund 18 Temporary Art Space

 
    • Presented as one half of the wider Strange Days exhibition at Bank, Chen Tianzhuo conjures signature psychedelic visuals and surreal event-based practice, this time in collaboration with dancer Beio. The solo spans live performances, two large-scale video projects, photographs and installations.
      Daily until Aug 31 at BANK Gallery

    Presented as one half of the wider Strange Days exhibition at Bank, Chen Tianzhuo conjures signature psychedelic visuals and surreal event-based practice, this time in collaboration with dancer Beio. The solo spans live performances, two...
    Daily until Aug 31 at BANK Gallery

 

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Stage

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

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

 
    • Award-winning director, actor and writer Joseph Graves brings his one-man show Revel's World of Shakespeare to Shanghai's Lyceum Theater for a four-night run in August. The performance recalls Grave's own introduction to the Bard as a student of London’s Chelsea School for Boys under the eccentric - if not tyrannical - eye of one Clive T. Revel. 7.30pm; 60rmb - 260rmb. Tickets on damai.cn
      From Aug 28 until Aug 31 Daily at Lyceum Theatre

    Award-winning director, actor and writer Joseph Graves brings his one-man show Revel's World of Shakespeare to Shanghai's Lyceum Theater for a four-night run in August. The performance recalls Grave's own introduction to the Bard as a...
    From Aug 28 until Aug 31 Daily at Lyceum Theatre

 
    • Next-level tap dancing from Australia's award-winning Tap Dogs crew. They've performed in over 330 cities and six continents, including a show at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Expect tap dancing underwater, upside down, and even while jumping through scaffolding. Crazy. Tickets start at 150rmb on SmartTicket; shows start at 8pm.
      From Sep 02 until Sep 21 Daily at QSW Culture Centre

    Next-level tap dancing from Australia's award-winning Tap Dogs crew. They've performed in over 330 cities and six continents, including a show at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Expect tap dancing underwater, upside down,...
    From Sep 02 until Sep 21 Daily at QSW Culture Centre

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

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

 

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Others

    • Bund Beach hosts a five on five beach soccer tournament with food, alcohol, fun games, and a DJ. Price: team fee of 1,000rmb before Saturday August 9. To register, click here.
      On Aug 23 at Bund Beach The Cool Docks, Wharf 1846, 421 Waima Lu, near Maojiayuan Lu
    Bund Beach hosts a five on five beach soccer tournament with food, alcohol, fun games, and a DJ. Price: team fee of 1,000rmb before Saturday August 9. To register, click here.
    On Aug 23 at Bund Beach
 
    • Creative Collective is hosting an end of the summer secondhand charity book fair to fundraise for children's NGO Baoji Xinxing Aid. Spend a lazy Sunday afternoon browsing on Mayita's rooftop while enjoying drink specials in the sun. Sunday, 2–5pm. To donate books to the sale email sandychu.chu@gmail.com or wechat Sandychuchu. Books from any language will be accepted and can also be dropped off the day of the event.
      On Aug 24 at Mayita

    Creative Collective is hosting an end of the summer secondhand charity book fair to fundraise for children's NGO Baoji Xinxing Aid. Spend a lazy Sunday afternoon browsing on Mayita's rooftop while enjoying drink specials in the sun....
    On Aug 24 at Mayita

 
    • This Bund venue does a film night dedicated to one of the best contemporary American film director: Martin Scorsese. On Aug 29 they're showing the classic Raging Bull from 1980 then on Sept 2 they've got Goodfellas from 1990. Great films. Free entry. Screening starts at 8pm.
      On Aug 26 at Eight Art Hotel

    This Bund venue does a film night dedicated to one of the best contemporary American film director: Martin Scorsese. On Aug 29 they're showing the classic Raging Bull from 1980 then on Sept 2 they've got Goodfellas from 1990. Great films....
    On Aug 26 at Eight Art Hotel

 
    • Thinking about getting an MBA but feeling lost/worried/baffled? Here's a networking event with some MBAs talking about their programs and dropping life advice. Goes from 7–9pm. Cover is 50rmb including a drink, or 20rmb for students (no drink).
      On Aug 28 at BACCO 374-376 Dagu Lu, near Chengdu Bei Lu
    Thinking about getting an MBA but feeling lost/worried/baffled? Here's a networking event with some MBAs talking about their programs and dropping life advice. Goes from 7–9pm. Cover is 50rmb including a drink, or 20rmb for students (no...
    On Aug 28 at BACCO
 

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Oct 4-12

Shanghai Rolex Masters

The premier tennis event of the Shanghai season, with over 100 of the world's greatest tennis stars battling for prize money in excess of three million dollars.

Sep 5-6

Queen Tribute Concert

For two nights only, The Pearl hosts a tribute to one of rock's most popular bands ever - Queen. A two hour live show with all the hits, like "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Another One Bites The Dust," and "Under Pressure".

Aug 28

Bloc Party

KeleOkereke, lead singer and guitarist of popular mid-aughts UK band Bloc Party, comes to Shanghai for his first ever China DJ set. Expect a lot of Bloc Party fans dancing to some house and indie dance tunes.


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