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  • Storm Festival 2016

    Hey kids, China's biggest EDM festival is back for year four. Big money, big brands, big artists -- 2015 saw Skrillex headline the first day, with around 25k people showing up. Maybe Avicii will finally come this...
    Nightlife | Shendi Ecology Park | daily until Oct 2 2016 |
  • Skrillex + Marshmello

    The wobble king Skrillex is in town for the big Storm EDM festival and he’s tagging on an encore appearance in Shanghai on October 1. The Grammy Award winning producer needs no introduction. He’s joining comrade in...
    Nightlife | MYST | today |
  • Matthew Barney: 'Cremaster Cycle 4, 1, 5 + 2'

    Power Station of Art is screening US artist Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle this weekend, kicking things off with the first four of five feature-length films. All centered around the male cremaster muscle, the...
    Arts | Power Station of Art | today |
  • LUDO: Ephemera

    French street artist LUDO gets to work pasting a massive piece called The Dragon in the square directly outside Power Station of Art. After, there'll be a screening exploring his year spent making works in China,...
    Arts | Power Station of Art | today |
  • National Day Holiday 2016

    Golden Week, a.k.a. the worst time to travel domestically. You get a week off work from October 1-7, but you've gotta work on Saturday Oct 8 and Sunday Oct 9. Lots going on around town, including STORM and possibly...
    NOT TAGGED | SmSh Territory | daily until Oct 7 2016 |
  • Star Trek 50th Anniversary Exhibition

    This is an official Star Trek exhibition showcasing costumes, concept art, and replicas from all the movies and TV shows. Some of the items here were actually used on set as props in the films. In addition to...
    Community | SmSh Territory | daily until Oct 25 2016 |
  • Three-Day Oct. Holiday Fishing and Hiking Tour

    OK Deal travel company hosts a three-day holiday trip out to the biggest fishing village in China. "Spend two nights at the local guest house, appreciate the magnificent view of the sea, enjoy snacks & BBQ, and mingle...
    Travel | OK,Deal! Club | daily until Oct 3 2016 |
  • Mt. Tianzhu - For Adrenaline Junkies

    At the source of Anhui is Tianzhu Mountain also known as the Wan Mountain. It is located in Qianshan county, Anhui province, China. This magnificent mountain is surrounded by 45 stunning peaks, creating breathtaking...
    Travel | Dragon Adventures China | daily until Nov 5 2016 |
  • Mt. SanQing - 'Explore China' s Great Outdoors'

    Enjoy your October holiday outside of thecity by joining Dragon Adventures on a five day and four night trip to Sanqing Mountain to discover China’s stunning rural landscapes. Go hiking through bamboo forests, rafting...
    Travel | Dragon Adventures China | daily until Oct 5 2016 |
  • Bye Bye Disco & Rare Voice present Nicolai Zellmani (Solkyss, Stockholm)

    Beijing's Bye Bye Disco party drops at The Shelter, hosting in Stockholm underground deep house and melodic techno producer Nicolai Zellmani. One of the founders of the legendary Stockholm DJ collective and party...
    Nightlife | The Shelter | today |
  • Chinese National Day - Golden Week Deal

    Intercontinental Shanghai has a weeklong brunch and dinner buffet at their ECCO restaurant over Golden Week. Brunch is 198rmb per person and dinner is 338rmb. Available from 6am-11.30pm. Every third diner eats for...
    Dining | Intercontinental Shanghai Puxi | daily until Oct 7 2016 |
  • Metal Night: Forbidden Fruitis Tour in Shanghai

    Not sure if this is a typo but we'll go with what they sent over... "Forbidden Fruitis" are playing Inferno on their Shanghai stop, along with a bunch of other local metal hair farmers. Gonna get heaaaavvvyy. Pray...
    Nightlife | Inferno | today |
  • Let’s Go… to the Legendary Silk Road

    The Silk Road, an ancient trading route that first linked Europe and Asia, saw legendary travelers such as Marco Polo, changed and expanded different cultures and captured the imagination of entire civilizations....
    Travel | Traveler's Society | daily until Oct 7 2016 |
  • Seven-Day Xinjiang Trip

    Wanna Travel leads a trek out to Xinjiang for October Holidays. See the biggest desert in China, snow-capped mountains and glaciers, the famous Karakul lake at the height of 3600 meters above sea level, the Thousand...
    Travel | Wanna Travel | daily until Oct 7 2016 |
  • Wonky Kong

    Wonky Kong starts October holiday with a night of UK dance music... with a retro vibe. Expect rave anthems, club classics, old skool garage, and the biggest grime and UK House hits. Free entry all night. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | Dada | today |
  • Bar Rouge Club Exchange The Act Dubai

    Club Exchange is a series of parties dedicated to inviting the world's best clubs for a night at Bar Rouge. This month is: The Act Dubai. Located on the 42nd floor of the Shangri-La Hotel. The Act Dubai is a unique...
    Nightlife | Bar Rouge | today |
  • 3-Day Countryside Horseback Riding, Cycling, Bamboo Forest Hiking

    Ok Deal Club takes you on a three day escape in Anhui Province. You'll ride horses, cycle through bamboo forests, and have a bbq dinners around a campfire. Includes two nights in an inn. Price is 1190rmb per person,...
    Travel | OK Deal | daily until Oct 3 2016 |
  • Pub Crawl Shanghai

    Pub Crawl Shanghai rolls around town in a booze bus, hitting up three bars and one club with drink deals and free shots along the way. This has been around forever, and it's a good way to meet new peeps. Price ranges...
    Nightlife | Bar Gatsby | today |
  • Room 303

    A collabo of a bunch of Shanghai DJs -- MIIIA (Co:Motion / ECI); Misloop (Say Yes); Deep 19 (Co:Motion); Max Shen (4x4x4x4). Techno night for the Golden week. MODE AUDIO sound system, fresh juices, ping pong and...
    Nightlife | Elevator | today |
  • Techno Train

    The techno train rolls back into Celia for another all-night techno party, only grinding to a halt at 9am. Techno and minimal from an international cast of DJs: Lina K, Floveet, Giulio Perinello (Live Set). 60rmb...
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | today |
  • Crab and Spicy Wings Happy Hour Deal

    1515 West hosts two eat-in happy hour deals for the month of October: Alaska King Crab Leg + Snow Crab Leg (88rmb for serving) OR indulge in free-flow of “Beyond Fiery – Chicken Wings” when you purchase a house pour...
    Dining | The 1515 West Chophouse & Bar | daily until Oct 31 2016 |
  • Urge to Rock Naitonal Day Show

    Classic rock, blues, and indie rock on the bill from Shanghai bands for Inferno's National Day rager. Wheel and Tenacious A, Cog, Daybreak. Expect an ACDC cover or two. 50rmb cover. Starts 9pm.
    Nightlife | Inferno | today |
  • In House Selection

    House music, house music, house music at Lola, Lola, Lola. Guest DJ is Pepe Mateos, bringing a deeper bass sound to the genre. residents on support. No cover before 1am. 100rmb after, includes a drink. Starts 11pm.
    Nightlife | Lola (Yueyang Lu) | today |
  • Holiday Specials - Sangria and New Dishes

    La Bota is celebrating National Day holidays, serving up buy-one-get-one pitchers of Sangria (100rmb) and special China-sinpired dishes for the season. Deal is good for opening hours, 11.30am-12.30am until October 3.
    Dining | La Bota | daily until Oct 3 2016 |
  • Disco Brunch

    During Golden Week, Le Bordelais does a brunch set that comes with an iPhone case. Uhh... ok. You can also get free-flow sparking wine with that for an additional 50rmb, which is actually pretty nice. Goes from...
    Dining | Le Bordelais (Jiashan Lu) | daily until Oct 9 2016 |
  • SHFT. Budweiser Storm After Party w/ Conrank

    Heavy hitter, stepper Conrank is the featured performer for Arkham's official Storm after-party. Expect big bass and the big man man himself shouting at you to get hype. Fresh off his Boiler Room support set for...
    Nightlife | Arkham | today |
  • Come Correct Crew

    The Come Correct Crew takes over C's bar with the C-walk cypher. The crew brings that signature O. G. urban sound that will keep C's poppin' all night. Several SH All Stars are confirmed to swing by so don't nap on...
    Nightlife | C's | today |
  • BBQ Cookout Party

    Daily from October 1 to October 7, Crocus hosts a four-hour all-you-can-eat BBQ for 150rmb per person. Brazilian rib eye, New Zealand lamb chops, hot dogs, burgers, and more on the menu. Deal also qualifies guests...
    Dining | Crocus | daily until Oct 7 2016 |
  • Two-Course Specials at Grand Brasserie

    The Grand Brasserie in the Waldorf Astoria features a blend of Sino-French comfort dishes. They offer a two course special for 198rmb during lunch and dinner. Highlights include soy seared seabass with soba noodles,...
    Dining | Grand Brasserie | daily until Dec 31 2016 |
Oct
2
  • Storm Festival 2016

    Hey kids, China's biggest EDM festival is back for year four. Big money, big brands, big artists -- 2015 saw Skrillex headline the first day, with around 25k people showing up. Maybe Avicii will finally come this...
    Nightlife | Shendi Ecology Park | daily until Oct 2 2016 |
  • Say Yes and Hit It pres. Toska

    KORNER Taipei resident Toska is the featured guest, supported by an interesting line-up: Microhate, ollo-MAM, Yvonne. Techno, techno, techno on at The Shelter. 50rmb at the door.
    Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sun Oct 2, 2016 |
  • National Day Holiday 2016

    Golden Week, a.k.a. the worst time to travel domestically. You get a week off work from October 1-7, but you've gotta work on Saturday Oct 8 and Sunday Oct 9. Lots going on around town, including STORM and possibly...
    NOT TAGGED | SmSh Territory | daily until Oct 7 2016 |
  • Oliver Heldens

    After his appearance on the mad stage at Storm, Dutch techno wizard Oliver Heldens is performing an encore set at Shanghai’s own M2. The Tiesto-approved producer / DJ burst on the world’s EDM radar with his 2013 hit...
    Nightlife | M2 (Hong Kong Plaza) | on Sun Oct 2, 2016 |
  • Devilish Impressions (Polish Black Metal)

    A night of evil Satan-worshiping metal music as Inferno hosts in Polish black metal band Devilish Impressions. The band made their presence felt in the metal world with their 45-minute-long "Eritis sicut Deus; Verbum...
    Nightlife | Inferno | on Sun Oct 2, 2016 |
  • German Unity Day

    Irish pub Blarney Stone hosts a German National Day celebration. Zapfler will supply the Maerzen beer for the occasion. Housemade pretzels and butcher platters will also be available. Starts at 12pm.
    Community, Nightlife | Blarney Stone | on Oct 2 and Oct 3, 2016 |
  • SHFT. Official Budweiser Storm After Party w/ Stooki Sound

    Arkham hosts two nights of Storm Festival after-parties -- one featuring local ace of bass Conrank and the other, trap music twosome Stooki Sound. 140rmb at the door. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | Arkham | on Sun Oct 2, 2016 |
  • Nonsuch

    House music to order from Nonsuch. Underground sounds in the cavernous underground bar C's. Deep and funky beats. 10pm start. No cover.
    Nightlife | C's | on Sun Oct 2, 2016 |
Oct
3
  • National Day Holiday 2016

    Golden Week, a.k.a. the worst time to travel domestically. You get a week off work from October 1-7, but you've gotta work on Saturday Oct 8 and Sunday Oct 9. Lots going on around town, including STORM and possibly...
    NOT TAGGED | SmSh Territory | daily until Oct 7 2016 |
  • Adept Sleepless Tour Shanghai

    Napalm Records’ Swedish metalcore / post hardcore masters Adept brings the “Sleepless” tour to Shanghai. Bursting on the world metalcore stage with their first full-length Another Year of Disaster, Adept quickly...
    Nightlife | MAO Livehouse | on Mon Oct 3, 2016 |
  • Hairy Crab at Wei Jing Ge

    Shanghai’s gourmet delicacy is back on the menu this autumn. Chef Sam Yuen offers two preparations of the Yangcheng Lake hairy crab: traditionally steamed whole crab served with black vinegar and shredded ginger, and...
    Dining | Wei Jing Ge | from Oct 3 until Nov 30, 2016 |
  • Fade into Dark Side

    Jason Lin on the decks for holiday Monday night at C's. He's turning in a night of darker house music at the basement dive. No cover. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | C's | on Mon Oct 3, 2016 |
  • 'Game Over' Thrash Metal Night

    Game OVER, son! It's a thrash metal night at Inferno. Band is called Game Over. They've played alongside Overkill, Metal Church, Vicious Rumors, and more. Expect classic shreddage and tight, tight curls on stage at...
    Nightlife | Inferno | on Mon Oct 3, 2016 |
  • German Unity Day

    Irish pub Blarney Stone hosts a German National Day celebration. Zapfler will supply the Maerzen beer for the occasion. Housemade pretzels and butcher platters will also be available. Starts at 12pm.
    Community, Nightlife | Blarney Stone | on Oct 2 and Oct 3, 2016 |
  • Camping on the Great Wall

    Wanna Travel goes to the Great Wall once again to camp, watch the moon, visit the Forbidden city, and eat some local Beijing food. And as always, there's a bonfire party. Price is 999rmb. Goes from 7am-10.30pm.
    Travel | Wanna Travel | on Oct 3 and Oct 4, 2016 |
Oct
4
  • National Day Holiday 2016

    Golden Week, a.k.a. the worst time to travel domestically. You get a week off work from October 1-7, but you've gotta work on Saturday Oct 8 and Sunday Oct 9. Lots going on around town, including STORM and possibly...
    NOT TAGGED | SmSh Territory | daily until Oct 7 2016 |
  • Kesha World Tour

    You heard right, Kesha is in Shanghai on October 4, performing at the Shanghai Grand Stage. The pop star is known for her singles "Tik-Tok" and "We R Who We R", which achieved the #1 spot across the globe, and for...
    Nightlife | Shanghai Grand Stage | on Tue Oct 4, 2016 |
  • Children's Theater: 'Whales, Stories of Giants'

    Whales, Stories of Giants is an innovative and interdisciplinary dance performance inspired by stories and legends from Mexican and Chilean traditions. The interactivity between dance and 3D projections allows the...
    Arts | Shanghai Children's Art Theatre | on Oct 4 and Oct 5, 2016 |
  • Hell's House

    Electronail AKA Mr. Hell is back at C's for other mix up of electro styles from French Touch to techno. Fans of: Joey Negro, Split & Jaxta, Camo & Crooked, Savant -- listen up. No cover. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | C's | on Tue Oct 4, 2016 |
  • Bassment

    Forward thinking techno back on the bill at The Shelter for the regular Thursday Bassment party. "Our goal is to contribute to it's legacy and showcase the work of dedicated artists, labels and DJs." Sounds...
    Nightlife | The Shelter | on Tue Oct 4, 2016 |
  • Asian Vibes with Friends Holiday Special

    Asian Vibes hosts a holiday shaker with their friends. Yoshinaga plus guests -- Masaru from Japan, and Shanghai-based Provoda and Max Shen doing all shades of techno. 50rmb cover. Starts 10.30pm.
    Nightlife | Arkham | on Tue Oct 4, 2016 |
  • Shake it Tuesdays at Shake

    Shake cocktail mastermind, Colin Tait is introducing 6 new specially priced cocktails, plus DJ Heatwolves to get things shaking on Tuesday nights. No cover. Runs 6pm to 2am.
    Nightlife | Shake | from Oct 4 until Oct 4, 2017 |
  • Horse Riding on The Island and BBQ

    Wanna Travel's seem a little too enthusiastic about their horses for this one day horse riding trip. "RIDE A HORSE ON A BEAUTIFUL ISLAND IN NATURE AND GALLOP! THERE ARE 12 BEAUTIFUL HORSES!YOU CAN INTERACT WITH THEM...
    Travel | Wanna Travel | on Tue Oct 4, 2016 |
Oct
5
  • National Day Holiday 2016

    Golden Week, a.k.a. the worst time to travel domestically. You get a week off work from October 1-7, but you've gotta work on Saturday Oct 8 and Sunday Oct 9. Lots going on around town, including STORM and possibly...
    NOT TAGGED | SmSh Territory | daily until Oct 7 2016 |
  • Amorphis Live in Shanghai

    Finish melodic progressive metal masters Amorphis bring the majestic, doom-laden riffage to Shanghai. Their last album Under the Red Cloud finds the group at the peak of their powers, showcasing their wide-reaching...
    Nightlife | MAO Livehouse | on Wed Oct 5, 2016 |
  • Throwback Golden Week Special

    Old School specialists Throwback will mixing it up with a night of UK Garage, Funky, House & Dancehall. Resident Lean invites mysterious DJ Riddim Ryder, who used to terrorize dance floors in his hometown of...
    Nightlife | Dada | on Wed Oct 5, 2016 |
  • 3-Day October Holiday Moganshan Escape

    Ok Deal Club takes you on a 3 day escape to Moganshan's Houwu Bamboo Village. You'll spend two nights in a local guest house, visit an ancient town, enjoy some time in a hot spring, and as always, there's a bonfire....
    Travel | OK Deal | from Oct 5 until Oct 7, 2016 |
  • Models Night - Silver Edition

    Models Night returns to M1NT for their holiday version. This week's theme is "Solver" -- expect silver decor and dancers. The sponsor is Barbara Rihl, a French bag designer. Lucky draws for that, as well as a gift...
    Nightlife | M1NT | on Wed Oct 5, 2016 |
  • Napoleon China Tour

    Napoleon is a melodic hardcore band from Exeter, England. After receiving positive feedback from their debut single "Rituals", they released their debut EP What We See , recorded with Stu McKay (Studio 6) and...
    Nightlife | Yuyintang | on Wed Oct 5, 2016 |
  • Darkroom

    Zuckermann (Lebensfreude Records, Berlin), MIIIA (Co:Motion / ECI), and Mau Mau (Co:Motion) spend the night exploring the darker areas of the techno genre. Expect a groove-heavy version, with MIIIA as the featured...
    Nightlife | Elevator | on Wed Oct 5, 2016 |
  • Little Dream Party: Deep Night

    Little Dream DJs are back at C's kicking out deep house tunes in the basement dive. No cover. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | C's | on Wed Oct 5, 2016 |
Oct
6
  • Breeze & Gas with Lean & Zean

    Breeze & Gas makes it debut at Arkham bringing along weighty beats from the worlds of UK Grime, Trap, Hip Hop & Bass - bouncing between underground sounds and heavy club bangers, all full of attitude. Lean and Zean on...
    Nightlife | Arkham | on Thu Oct 6, 2016 |
  • National Day Holiday 2016

    Golden Week, a.k.a. the worst time to travel domestically. You get a week off work from October 1-7, but you've gotta work on Saturday Oct 8 and Sunday Oct 9. Lots going on around town, including STORM and possibly...
    NOT TAGGED | SmSh Territory | daily until Oct 7 2016 |
  • RSC pres. ‘Richard II’

    King Richard II’s uncle, the Duke of Gloucester, has been murdered. His cousin Bolingbroke accuses Thomas Mowbray of causing his death, and challenges him to combat. The King intervenes and banishes both men from the...
    Arts | Shanghai Grand Theatre | on Thu Oct 6, 2016 |
  • Loke's B-Day Beatdown

    DJ Loke - da man, da myth, da mudda... Loke currently leads the BoomBap kru, who recently celebrated a year in the game bringing us all quality "hip hop from the ground up" at their monthly shindig. For the Bday...
    Nightlife | C's | on Thu Oct 6, 2016 |
  • Lawrence Ku Trio feat. Coco Zhao & Alec Haavik

    Long-time Shanghai jazz guitarist is joined by other Shanghai jazz world luminaries for a show at Hey Day. Vocalist Coco Zhao and Alec Haavik. Some Shanghai jazz legacy here. 50rmb cover.
    NOT TAGGED | Heyday | on Thu Oct 6, 2016 |
  • Scott Henderson Trio

    A true legend in the world of fusion guitar, Scott Henderson mixes elements of genres ranging from jazz and blues to rock and country into a seamless guitar playing style all his own. 180rmb cover. Starts 9pm.
    Nightlife | On Stage | on Thu Oct 6, 2016 |
Oct
7
  • Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou 1906-1977

    A touring exhibition of 20th century art works on loan from the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France goes on display at Shanghai Exhibition Center this winter. That includes works across a full range of media spanning...
    Arts | Shanghai Exhibition Centre | from Oct 7 until Jan 15, 2017 |
  • DJ Qbert

    One of the most skilled scratch DJs of all time DJ QBert plays Le Baron. As a founding member of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, he's been the focus of two major documentary films Scratch and Hang The DJ , both of...
    Nightlife | Le Baron | on Fri Oct 7, 2016 |
  • National Day Holiday 2016

    Golden Week, a.k.a. the worst time to travel domestically. You get a week off work from October 1-7, but you've gotta work on Saturday Oct 8 and Sunday Oct 9. Lots going on around town, including STORM and possibly...
    NOT TAGGED | SmSh Territory | daily until Oct 7 2016 |
  • Gecko Theater: The Dreamer

    Inspired by the imaginations of William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu, SDAC and Gecko present The Dreamer: "Helena finally finds the man of her dreams but when she realizes she can’t keep him, she falls deep into a...
    Arts, Community | Dramatic Arts Center | from Oct 7 until Oct 23, 2016 |
  • Theater: 'Circle Story'

    Directed by Taiwan’s Stan Lai, Circle Story is an urban comedy, with a structure inspired by La Ronde, an intricately organized play by Austrian dramatist Arthur Schnitzler. Presenting seven short scenes that focus on...
    Arts | Theatre Above | from Oct 7 until Oct 9, 2016 |
  • 4x4x4x4 Holiday Residents Special

    Four to the floor at the 4x4x4x4x4x4x4 party: holiday edition. Strictly 4xe beats in minimal, house, and techno. Good party vibes. 40rmb cover. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | Arkham | on Fri Oct 7, 2016 |
  • Techno Train

    Techno Train is derailing at Dada bar with MIIIA, Duster, and Lina K on the decks, keeping it locked on techno all night. No cover. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Oct 7, 2016 |
  • Sweatshop Local All-Stars

    The Sweatshop Kru closes October holiday with a night of drum'n'bass... absolutely forward thinking stuff from Arkaik, Dancefloor killers by Resinate, and total retro vibes from Siesta. 30rmb at the door.
    Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Oct 7, 2016 |
Oct
8