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  • Tomatito Turns Tres Years Old

    Tomatito turns 3 years old, a year after turning 2 years old! WIlly 's self-styled "sexy tapas bar" is celebrating another trip around the sun with a 150rmb deal that gets you 3 drinks & 5 tapas/pintxos from 6pm until late.
    Dining, Nightlife | Tomatito | Today
  • Week-Long 3 Year Birthday Celebration

    Quite excellent cocktail bar El Ocho is celebrating its 3rd year in existence by having a bunch of the city's best bartenders taking turns on the bar. Sunday sees Matthew of Hakkasan and Michael Chen of The Cannery . Monday it's Daiki...
    Nightlife | el Ocho | Daily until Aug 24 2017
  • Concrete & Grass pres. Cigarettes After Sex

    Cigarettes After Sex do ambient pop, slow-burning, cinematic, hypnotic and meditative. It's nostalgic. Melancholic. They like playing in smoky dark rooms. You know, where you can stare at your shoes and think about life, man. They're...
    Nightlife | Modern Sky Lab | Today
  • Big Debates - Donald Trump is good for the world

    13th edition of Big Debate. "Donald Trump is good for the world" is the hotly contested topic at hand. Are you against the motion? Are you for it? Guaranteed to have some very fine people on both sides. Believe me. It's 30rmb pre-pay or...
    Community | The Camel (Puxi) | Today
  • Stepping Stones ‘Classroom Teaching Program’ (2017)

    Stepping Stones is a non-profit that works in teaching English to the children of migrant families in Shanghai. They're opening up registration for their upcoming volunteering programs for the fall semester. Prior teaching experience is...
    Community | Stepping Stones | Daily
  • SHFT. pres. bbno$

    bbon$'s a bit of an underground hip hop SoundCloud star. He's just recently linked up with Chinese hip hop artist Al Rocco for "How I Do," and now he's doing a China store. Presale is 100rmb (link:, door charge...
    Nightlife | Arkham | on Thu Aug 24, 2017
  • Şanghay Köfte Club

    Kofte Club is back, pouring middle eastern grooves into your stomach and falafel and hummus into your ears while stocks last wait hang on reverse that. Tunes from Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Syria, Turkey and More. Funk, Rai, Psych, Folk,...
    Nightlife | Smash | on Thu Aug 24, 2017
  • The Pearl presents Magic Mike Show

    Based on the hit films ‘Magic Mike’ and ‘Magic Mike XXL’, which follow the trials of a male stripper with business smarts and a heart of gold, comes the live show all you ladies have been waiting for. Guaranteed to bring the heat, the...
    Arts, Nightlife | The Pearl | on Thu Aug 24, 2017
  • Eargasmic Underground

    Eargasmic Underground continues unabated at Celia's, every Thursday. Costin and Jeremy Cheung are on the decks. Things happen late at Celia's. 1am kick off, no cover.
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | on Thu Aug 24, 2017
  • Girls Night Out

    Bar Rouge and MVP Shanghai doing their girl's night out. Guest DJ Kommy's behind the decks. Ladies get free cocktails and manicures before 11.30pm, and entry into a lucky draw. Free entry until 12.30am with the password MVP, otherwise...
    Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Thu Aug 24, 2017
  • The Blend

    Hip-hop! Electroswing! Cumbia! Clem De La Creme & DJ Southpaw are the duo The Blend doing something interesting at C's. Free entry. Party starts at 9pm.
    Nightlife | C's | on Thu Aug 24, 2017
  • International Waffle Day

    Rooster's celebrating another "holiday" that's totally "real," serving chicken & waffles for 50rmb all day and night. Add a pint of Mother EArth craft beer for 80rmb. Starts at 11pm.
    Dining | The Rooster (Jing'an) | on Thu Aug 24, 2017
  • Thirsty Thursdays

    First cocktail is on the house, and there's a small French snack buffet for 88rmb. Special prices on drinks all night long, from 18-36rmb (wait is that right?). Buffet ends at 12.30am, but the rest keeps going.
    Dining, Nightlife | Chez Maurice Bar | from Aug 24 until Dec 28, 2017
  • Say Yes 2nd Anniversary Tour pres Tadeo (Token / Non Series)

    Say Yes 2nd Anniversary tour is nearly done, and they've invited techno bear Papa Tadeo aka Migue Sar as the last guest in August. He'll be playing a hybrid set with his roland drum machine, with locals MIIIA and Bunny Pipe on support....
    Community | Elevator | on Thu Aug 24, 2017
  • Fractal Fantasy: Sinjin Hawke / Zora Jones

    Sinjin Hawk and Zora Jones' trippy Fractal Fantasy is on at All Club this Friday. Producer Sijin Hawke's been a bit of a name in the realm of experimental club music, producing for the likes of Kanye West and Frank Ocean. Teaming up with...
    Nightlife | ALL Club | on Fri Aug 25, 2017
  • Pop Music Concert: ‘One Night in America’

    Featuring an international cast of musicians and performers, “One Night in America” is an eclectic pop music concert show in which the band cycles through the classics of American pop culture, from jazz, and rhythm blues to rock and hip...
    Arts | Majestic Theatre | on Aug 25 and Aug 26, 2017
  • Preme Presents: B-Free [The Cohort / New Wave]

    Korean artist B-Free (The Cohort/New Wave) is on at Arkham, doing chilled out rap and R&B. It's 80rmb presale and 100rmb on the door. Doors open at 10pm.
    Nightlife | Arkham | on Fri Aug 25, 2017
  • The Mash

    Multi-genre, packet-fresh melting pot of whatever the hell they want. Six DJs do micro-sets on rotation all night, plus there's a guest DJ coming in. No cover. Starts 9pm, goes late.
    Nightlife | Smash | on Fri Aug 25, 2017
  • Korean Style Party: Seoul Night Market

    Favorita's hosting a Korean party celebrating all that is good in Korean food and culture. Specifically, "Seoul. Beer. Food." We can get behind all three of those things! Here's a chance to get in touch with the sizeable and vibrant...
    Community, Dining | Favorita (Jing'an) | on Fri Aug 25, 2017
  • MEGA SENS Vol.2 Optical Art Party

    A 7-hour experience, Mega Sens has been described as ‘a psychedelic feast of hearing and vision.’ This event got its inspiration from the OP Art movement, which became popularized by ‘The Responsive Eye’ a 1965 MoMa exhibition. Using...
    Nightlife | Bandai Namco Dream Hall | on Fri Aug 25, 2017
  • Jazz Season

    Chez Maurice is teaming up with JZ for some nights of jazz. JZ has musicians. Chez Maurice has space for them to play. Match made in heaven. Live music on for Friday and Saturday, with Tokyo-based American trumpet player Neil Stalnaker...
    Nightlife | Chez Maurice Bar | on Aug 25 and Aug 26, 2017
  • OK, Deal! Club 3-Day Beijing Wild Great Wall Hiking, Camping & BBQ Trip

    Ok, Deal! Club is offering a 3-day trip to the Great Wall from August 25-27. They'll also be offering a second trip September 15-17. Spend time hiking the Great Wall, camp next to it, and have a BBQ party at night with the group. Trip...
    Travel | OK,Deal! Club | on Fri Aug 25, 2017
  • Shanghai Summer Sonic 2017

    After years of planning, one of Japan's biggest rock and pop festivals gets a Shanghai showing. The line-up combines Japanese and Western pop and rock acts -- Baby Metal, Placebo, Travis, Sum 41, and more -- on three stages of music...
    Nightlife | Shendi Ecology Park | on Aug 26 and Aug 27, 2017
  • Michael Learns to Rock 2017 'Eternal' China Tour

    Danish legacy band Michael Learns to Rock returns to China as part of their 'Eternal' world tour. Known all over China for their huge PRC hit "Take Me to Your Heart", expect the band to cycle through all the best-loved material, from...
    Nightlife | Luwan Gymnasium | on Sat Aug 26, 2017
  • Pop Music Concert: ‘One Night in America’

    Featuring an international cast of musicians and performers, “One Night in America” is an eclectic pop music concert show in which the band cycles through the classics of American pop culture, from jazz, and rhythm blues to rock and hip...
    Arts | Majestic Theatre | on Aug 25 and Aug 26, 2017
  • M.E.S.H.

    Co-resident of Berlin's club night 'Janus,' M.E.S.H is on at ALL on Saturday doing his violent, eerie music, building sound-stages from all kinds of moody sounds, set to unsettling visual imagery. It's... esoteric? Weird? "Shocked...
    Nightlife | ALL Club | on Sat Aug 26, 2017
  • Flower Power

    Flower Power's back at Bar Rouge. Pick your favorite flower-pattern clothing, dig up your mother's hippie glasses and listen to some 70s music. Free entrance until midnight if you rsvp to, otherwise, it's 100rmb....
    Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Sat Aug 26, 2017
  • Invasion

    Limousine returns to the scene after a short summer break to host an invasion at Harley's. New tunes. Locals Star Maiden, Apocalypse and General Tsao on support. Free entry. Doors open at 9.30pm.
    Nightlife | Harley's Underground | on Sat Aug 26, 2017
  • Adam Hunter Live

    Adam Hunter was a finalist on Season 6 of "Last Comic Standing," and has been on like, every TV channel ever. MTV. Comedy Central. Even VH1. He created a web series for UFC called MMA Roasted, where he does "hot-takes" on people who...
    Arts | Cages Bar and Sports (Jiangning Lu) | on Sat Aug 26, 2017
  • Roxie's 2 Year Anniversary

    Roxie's turning 2 years old, guys! Dorain T. Fisk, Annie Bodiescant and Ennis F.W. are on doing their dragtastic acts, DJ iku Iku's on the decks, there's no need to rsvp, just, y'know, go there. Starts at 8pm and probably goes late.
    Nightlife | Roxie | on Sat Aug 26, 2017
  • Lizzy's Super Fans Mobile Tour

    Mobike and Lizzy's All Natural are teaming up for a Saturday of cycling, meditation, and healthy eating. The day starts at Lizzy's pop-up in DNA Coffit with a cup of coffee and a quick meditation sess. Lizzy's All Natural Founder,...
    Sports & Recreation, Wellbeing | DNA Coffit | on Sat Aug 26, 2017
  • Dog Adoption Day

    August 26 is International Dog Day. According to The Rooster, well-known inventor of nonexistent holidays. On Saturday, between 3-6pm they'll be serving up free hot dogs (which seems kind of sick), drink deals, and actual dogs with ears...
    Community | The Rooster (Jing'an) | on Sat Aug 26, 2017
  • Bikini Party

    Bundbowl's holding a bikini party with a special deal for students. 198rmb entrance for 3 hours all you can eat buffet and 6 hour open bar. There's bowling, billiards, darts and beer pong for free. If you're a student, you show your ID...
    Nightlife | Bund Bowl | on Sat Aug 26, 2017
  • ASAS7 Football League

    Back for the fall season, ASAS7 is an outdoor football (soccer!) league. The league offers a field to play on, refs, jerseys, and teammates. There are two divisions: A, which is more competitive and B, which is more recreational. The...
    Sports & Recreation | Phoenix Garden (Changping Lu) | from Aug 26 until Nov 26, 2017
  • Ariana Grande 'Dangerous Woman' World Tour

    Pop sensation Ariana Grande brings her 'Dangerous Woman' World Tour to Shanghai, in support of her third studio album. The music and show represents a more "mature" direction for the former Nickledeon star, cementing her status as a...
    Nightlife | MB Arena | on Mon Aug 28, 2017
  • Physical Theater: ‘Fight Me Now’

    Vertebra Theatre works with director Fu Hong-Zheng to produce physical theatre Fight Me Now . It is based on “1:0” , one of his masterpieces in physical aesthetics and part of M.O.V.E. Theatre’s “Sport Series”. Fight Me Now is like a...
    Arts | Huangpu Theater | from Aug 30 until Sep 10, 2017
  • Ladies Who Tech in Action x PwC

    The next Ladies Who Tech event is coming at us August 30 at the PwC Innovation Center. Hear from speakers of various backgrounds who will share their personal stories and current projects to encourage women in STEM. The presentation...
    Community | PwC Shanghai Innovation Center | on Wed Aug 30, 2017