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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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  • Brander Beer Launch Party at ZOZZO

    Brander Urstoff is having a launch party at Zozzo Pizza, all night beers are 25rmb and a combo for 1 Brander Beer + 1 Porchetta Sandwich is 55rmb. Will run from 7pm to midnight.
  • [CANCELLED] Greg Fleet Live Stand-Up Comedy Show

    [ UPDATE : The typhoon cancelled Greg's flight, and therefore also this show. Details forthcoming. ] Described only half-sarcastically by Stewart Lee as “one of the best comics in the world ever”, over his 35 year comedy career Greg...
  • Candor pres. ‘Burlesque’

    Based on the 2010 film with the same name starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, this show has everything you could want on a sultry stage. When a small-town country girl moves to Los Angeles she meets a legendary burlesque performer who...
    • Nightlife | Candor | Daily until Aug 4 2018
    • 2018-08-03 Finished
  • Asian Vibes pres. China Debut Series #20 - Ryuji Takeuchi [JP]

    Asian Vibes keep pushing forward with new generation of electronic sound. "As our first experimental launch at All, we present one of Japan industrial techno pioneer Ryuji Takeuchi China debut. His sound can be described as EBM,...
    • Nightlife | ALL Club | on Fri Aug 3, 2018
    • 2018-08-03 Finished
  • The Little Pony

    A haunting, poignant stageplay about human relationships from Spanish playwright Paco Bezerra. A child is ridiculed and bullied at school for his backpack, a bright pink thing full of little ponies from his favorite TV show. Despite help...
  • Popasuda

    With the weather heating up, Popasuda brings a spring selection of sounds to Dada. Lots of custom cut reggae, some crazy new West African sounds, the biggest Dancehall riddimss, and rare selection of bassed up global beats built for the...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Aug 3, 2018
    • 2018-08-03 Finished
  • China Joy

    Shanghai's big gaming exhibition returns with showgirls, cosplayers, otaku, fanboys, photographers, and companies running their games on the latest hardware. It's not as sleazy as it used to be, but that's good if you're coming for the...
    • Community | SNIEC | Daily until Aug 6 2018
    • 2018-08-03 Finished
  • Synthwave 80's Roller Disco

    Dj Sacco of Uptown Records will be breaking out his fish net tank top and roller skates for a retro party at Riink! From New Order to Wham! and a little Madonna in between. Dance like it's 1984. Free entry. Party starts at 9pm, free...
    • Nightlife | RIINK | on Fri Aug 3, 2018
    • 2018-08-03 Finished
  • Taps N Tracks with DJ Baron van West

    Stone Brewing host its first weekly event with Taps N Tracks, inviting guest DJ Baron van West. He's the guy behind the all-vinyl 60s soul party Shanghai Soul Club with DJ Sacco. Music starts at 9pm, free entry.
    • Nightlife | Stone Brewing | on Fri Aug 3, 2018
    • 2018-08-03 Finished
  • Certified Dope

    The Boom Bap click brings their "Certified Dope" night to Below, the new cocktail bar and basement club on Changle lu. Expect hip-hop, funk, soul, annnnd reggae vibes. Music starts upstairs then continues "Below." Starts at 10pm, free...
    • Nightlife | Below | on Fri Aug 3, 2018
    • 2018-08-03 Finished
  • Arkham pres. When New School Meets Old School

    Arkham kicks off August with back to back hip-hop nights. There'll be new school on Friday and old school Saturday with vinyls and all. DJs from the Come Correct Crew, Tom Yeti, and Preme, Nasty. Starts at 10pm both nights, entry fee...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | Daily until Aug 4 2018
    • 2018-08-03 Finished
  • We Love Freaks

    All are invited to the Mansion Freakshow. Bring the weird, bring the strange, wear the outfit you found in the depths of taobao. First ten freaks dressed up get in free. Costs 100rmb to enter, this includes 5 drinks before 1am and 3...
    • Nightlife | The Mansion | on Fri Aug 3, 2018
    • 2018-08-03 Finished
  • Shanghai Shake: Four Hours of Funk & Soul

    Shake's seven-piece band "The Shanghai Sheiks" perform classic and original funk with singers Courtney Knott, Tony Hall, and Chico. Dinner from 6pm, live music from 9.30pm-2am. Entry fee's 80rmb.
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Fri Aug 3, 2018
    • 2018-08-03 Finished
  • Turning Point - 40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art

    Around 100 significant works from the history of Chinese contemporary art after 1978 are on display in the first-floor gallery and in the stairway gallery of the Long Museum. Artists featured includes Cai Guoqiang, Cao Fei, Zeng Fanzhi,...
  • Cirque du Soleil | Toruk: The First Flight

    "Toruk - The First Flight" is a Cirque du Soleil touring production inspired by James Cameron's smash hit film "Avatar." It depicts a world before the events depicted in the film. Superb skill, dreamy stage effects, and fantastic...
  • Half-Price Drinks

    The Shed gets sheddy right after work with their popular happy hour deal for the cadre of inner circle Shanghai expat lifers. The Shaanxi Bei Lu drinking hole / sports bar / general hole is doing half-off select drinks from 6-8pm. Games...
  • Tribes of Asaph Live

    Every Friday, hip vinyl, fashion, and coffee hang-out Both Music is hosting a live performance from folk act Tribes of Asaph. Eclectic folk sounds from this act of international players. No entry fee. Chill night of live music. Starts...
  • Foosball Fridays

    Sh Foosball is a group of friends that get together to play regular weekly table soccer events (expats & locals). Everybody is welcome to join. They usually play 'Monster Draw-Your-Partner' style, ensuring that players from various...
  • Friday Night at JG Bar

    Every Friday night, 6.30pm to 9.30pm, JG serves up their signature cocktails in their swanky Bund venue. Egg Caviar, Carte Flambee, and more. 88rmb per glass, plus 10% service charge.
  • Free-Flow Asahi

    All October, Heat is offering up free-flow Asahi for all guests who order one menu item between 6pm and 7pm. That's all the Asahi you can drink, for getting dinner. Let it rain.
  • Italian Cocktails and Arancine Promotion

    Every Friday Uva wine bar offers a selection of iconic Italian cocktails: Negroni sbagliato, Bellini, Champagne cocktail and Hugo Cocktail with Arancine, a famous street food from Sicily (stuffed rice balls, coated with bread and fried)....
  • Singles Night Fridays

    Every Friday night down at Lil' Laundry they're hosting a Singles Night with T-Plus playing hip hop and 30rmb glasses of beer from 6pm till late.