Sign In

X
GO TO TOP

Upcoming Events

Where to go out, dance, and revel. Hand-picked events in Shanghai, curated by a team with combined decades in town.
Post an Event
Oct
16
  • Pedrito Martinez Group

    Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez was born in Havana in the 70s but moved to New York in 1998. By 2000, he'd been awarded the Thelonius Monk Award for Afro-Latin Hand Percussion. The prolific and talented percussionist and vocalist has...
  • Burger Tuesday

    Must Grill picks the second night of the workweek to unleash their burger deal on Shanghai: ten choices of XL size burgers with fresh French fries. Buy one, get one free until 10.30pm.
  • Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

    Jump into the comedy arena at Cages with SCC's weekly open mic night. Free to get in, free to get up on stage.
  • Trip Hop Tuesday

    Tuesday CTS Arts will be back at Emptiness on Danshui Lu. They're hosting a night of trip hop, a genre of music born in early-90s Bristol, in the UK, trip hop sees its progenitors in acid house, soul, funk, jazz and of course hip hop....
Oct
17
  • Plugged-In Vol 1: Courtney Knott, Mark Chan, Sevi Ettinger

    SHAKE and John Shanghai present a new monthly concert series to showcase the city's up-and-coming live acts and give them the stage with SHAKE's full band. Talented singers, songwriters, composers, and producers all get a chance to prove...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Wed Oct 17 2018
  • FAST TIMES AT BEVERLY HIGH

    “Return to the decades that taste forgot! Dig out your flares or dust down those drainpipe jeans and channel your inner Tom Cruise at our 80’s themed night. Step back in time to party to all your guilty pleasure 80s disco classics. Fancy...
    • Nightlife | Beverly | from Oct 17 until Dec 26 2018
  • Silk Nights - Sensual Stories

    Witness a tantalizing peek into the world of Dark Fashion with Candor's newest show. Like a spool of thread delicately unwinding, this tantalizing show will celebrate silk fabric as a means to weave between the lines of the morality and...
  • Pizzazz Cabaret Soiree

    A night of showgirls, aerial, pole, fire, magic, song and dance. A night of Pizazz! It’s to be a very lively, energetic fun show. A bit crazy. Kind of vegas. 200rmb on the door, show starts at 9pm.
  • Club T.S.F

    This crew of French folks has been designing and organizing funky and festive events for the past 10 years in Lyon, Paris, and more recently Shanghai. They are back in town, are launching the brand new Club T.S.F Parties. Free.
    • Nightlife | C's | on Wed Oct 17 2018
  • The Blue Flamingos

    Uva hosts The Blue Flamingos for a new soul and alternative pop music performance. The Flamingos are: Gilles on the percussions, Moses voice & guitar, and Lufy at the keyboard. Free.
  • Models Night

    Models and bottles on the 24th floor, perched among the clouds and surrounded by beautiful people. Unlimited drinks for ladies until 11.30pm. Password: MVP.
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Wed Oct 17 2018
  • RAS Salon

    When we encounter news these days about relations between China and Japan, it is often along fairly depressing lines. It is easy to forget therefore that on a profound cultural and literary level, the relationship between the two nations...
  • Very Open Mic!

    The Very Open Mic! is about any form of creative self-expression. It is a great platform for people craving to express themselves in any artistic form and to be accepted. Free.
Oct
18
  • Bad Girls Ladies' Night

    Free drinks and manicures for all the bad girls at a special anniversary edition of Bar Rouge's popular ladies night. 200rmb on the door.
  • Velvet Nights: Noir Stories

    Sultry smooth jazz saunters across Candor's stage in the newest show: Velvet Nights - Noir Stories. Witness a noir film come to life with all of the dark and mysterious twists and turns our stars can endure. Passion, crime, mystery and...
  • Halloween Improv Comedy Show

    PRC presents a night of frighteningly funny comedy, improvising spooky stories based on your suggestions. Featuring Kung Fu Komedy regular Josh Tyas. 50rmb.
  • How She Got There

    Helen Hibbott, CEO of Impact Asia, will bring her warmth, honesty and humour as she shares her personal stories from being at the top of her game in her career, to hitting rock bottom and having to build herself up again. Hear how her...
    • Community | O'Mills | on Thu Oct 18 2018
  • Girls Night Out

    Speed Dating at Bar Rouge! Get a sticker at the door displaying your relationship status and instantly know what everyone else in the club is looking for (or not). Free cocktails and manicures for ladies, and free entrance until 12.30...
  • SHAKE x REDIC: Heatwave!

    Every Thursday night, Shake and Redic present an eclectic night of live rock, R&B, and more, all coming from the soul. Each week, the singer and multidisciplinary artist is joined by a prolific guest musician along with the SHAKE Band....
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Thu Oct 18 2018
  • Storytelling & Poetry Open Mic

    A free storytelling and poetry open mic featuring some of Shanghai's best English language writers as they perform pieces based on the theme 'lost'. Free.
    • Nightlife | Masse | on Thu Oct 18 2018
  • CSR - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    Green Drinks, a green networking event, picks CSR as its theme for October, asking people how much responsibility should be placed on corporate behaviours.
Oct
19
  • KFK Presents: Sean Patton

    KFK brings out Sean Patton, based out of NYC, who began doing stand-up in Crescent City and has since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada. Three shows: Friday at 9pm and Saturday at 7pm and 9pm. 200rmb on the door.
  • Sharpshooters Showcase

    Regulars on Shanghai's hip hop scene DJ Reaper & Big Kerm are collectively known as Sharpshooters. Their first event features MMQ, a young hip hop DJ from Shanghai that is quickly becoming a mainstay in the scene. 50rmb including a drink.
  • Icelandic Invasion

    CAGES Bar and Sports is getting raided by a literal horde of comedy vikings. Join Sola Ludviks, Andri Ivars, Hugleikur Dagsson and Helgi Steinar for a night of English language stand-up comedy straight from the only country in the world...
  • Beyond the Mask

    Candor's putting on another original "Dark Circus" experience, taking you from the muggy heat of Shanghai to a spring night in Venice, Italy. Candor's dancers twist and twirl lasciviously on the cozy little stage, in a dark and sexy...
  • Apollo Autumn Cocktail Dinner

    Apollo and Peddlers are teaming up for a Autumn Long Table Dinner on Friday 19th October. Each course is paired with a unique cocktail from Peddlers. 488rmb including dinner and five cocktails.
    • Dining | Apollo | on Fri Oct 19 2018
  • NOVA 005 w/ Tiger Stripes

    Swedish superstar Tiger Stripes plays a show by Nova Shanghai, who take over Club DB and turn it into a techno dungeon with an extended dancefloor area for an amazing clubbing experience. 70rmb.
  • Fiesta

    Bar Rouge and MVP's latin party, Fiesta is a shaker with the beats of DJ Tuto, a range of tequila and a muy buena noche. 100rmb at the door.
  • Cabaret Soiree: Love Boat

    Come aboard the Love Boat for a fantastic cabaret voyage of comedy, dance, aerial, live music, a Penguin and much more. Featuring the hottest performers in Shanghai, and live dance hits from “The Red Stars” The Pearl’s house band. 180rmb...
  • Shanghai Shake: Four Hours of Funk & Soul

    hake's six-piece band, The Shanghai Sheiks, performs classic and original funk and soul with singers Courtney Knott and Tony Hall. Dinner from 6pm, live music from 10:30pm-2am. 80rmb.
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Fri Oct 19 2018
  • WESTSIDE STORY X

    WEST COAST G-FUNK & MOB STYLE MUSIK EVENT Featuring DJs: T-PLUS, Kurapt & TAG from COME CORRECT CREW. Free.
    • Nightlife | C's | on Fri Oct 19 2018
Oct
20
  • Minimalist

    This months Minimalist resident Will A invites two brand new guests to the party to add some extra umph: KSNKST & Matyla join in the fun behind the decks packing an extra double fresh serving of House, Techno and Acid to celebrate a...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Oct 20 2018
  • KFK Presents: Sean Patton

    KFK brings out Sean Patton, based out of NYC, who began doing stand-up in Crescent City and has since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada. Three shows: Friday at 9pm and Saturday at 7pm and 9pm. 200rmb on the door.
  • Eco Design Fair

    Shanghai's longest-running eco initiative brings eco leaders, business leaders and community groups together for a weekend of being green. Free.
  • Alter.: Lunar Dance

    Alter. takes over the Cut rooftop. Expect a transformed lunar space with subtle neon lights, hazy smoke machine and spinning discoballs; a music journey tracing a line through Italo disco, funk, soul, house, from Chicago to groove, to...
  • Beyond the Mask

    Candor's putting on another original "Dark Circus" experience, taking you from the muggy heat of Shanghai to a spring night in Venice, Italy. Candor's dancers twist and twirl lasciviously on the cozy little stage, in a dark and sexy...
  • Oktoberfest

    Oktoberfest starting from 2pm until 9pm with an Oktoberfest Beer Garden special event outside at the courtyard behind Zeitgeist. No entrance fee.
  • Best of Britain

    A multi-day event celebrating British lifestyle, innovation and excellence. The second edition of Best of British, the largest ever dedicated exhibition of British Brands in China will partner with the British Consulate-General Shanghai,...
  • Glide: A Night of Live Funk and Soul

    Supper club vibes and fierce funk and soul built for the dancefloor. Dinner and drinks from 6pm, live music by six-piece band The Shanghai Sheiks and guest vocalists from 10.30pm. This week's singers are Courtney Knott and Matt Cooper,...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Sat Oct 20 2018
  • Jiashan Saturday Market

    Join us for an afternoon of food, drink, friends, and shopping. Support local creativity by coming to the Jiashan Saturday Market from 11:00-16:00!
  • Compost Bin Workshop by Zero Waste Shanghai

    Make your first step towards a more sustainable lifestyle with your own compost bin! This two hour workshop will start with an introduction on Zero Waste and how to get started. This compost bin can fit inside your house or apartment...
    • Community | TRIBE | on Sat Oct 20 2018
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest for Charity

    Come join us at The Rooster on October 20th for our Pumpkin Carving Contest! All proceeds go towards benefiting the Shanghai Rotaract Club. 100rmb.
  • Pera Weekend Brunch

    A Turkish and Indian brunch buffet for 120rmb per person, or 150rmb per person with free flow beer and wine.
    • Dining | Pera | from Oct 20 until Sep 30 2019
  • BOOM BAP

    The Boom Bap starts their 4th year at C's Bar with a tribute to the genius of DJ Premier. His production catalogue reads as a who's who of Hip-Hop legends, and he hasn't stopped! Selectors DJ Black Daniels and DJ LOKE are excited for...
    • Nightlife | C's | on Sat Oct 20 2018
Oct
21
  • Cero

    One of the catchiest, breeziest bands you’ll hear. Cero play chic, sophisticated Japanese “city pop” with a touch of funk, soul and RnB. 220rmb on the door.
    • Nightlife | LOFAS | on Sun Oct 21 2018
  • Poetry Reading

    The Shanghai launch of poet John Tobin's poetry collection, "The Order in Which They Went. The poems in this collection are an homage to a traditional, rural American life as it exists separate from the expansion of suburbia. In three...
  • Best of Britain

    A multi-day event celebrating British lifestyle, innovation and excellence. The second edition of Best of British, the largest ever dedicated exhibition of British Brands in China will partner with the British Consulate-General Shanghai,...
  • RAS Salon

    Anyone who has travelled through Thailand can’t help but see the ubiquitous name “JIM THOMPSON” on storefronts. An American officer who fell in love with Thailand during World War II, Thompson moved into a career as exotic as any...
  • Punchlines Against Poverty: Charity Comedy Show

    CAGES Bar and Sports will host a special charity stand-up comedy show featuring the cream of Shanghai comics taking to the stage in aid of Community Centre Shanghai, Giving Tree Shanghai and Home Sweet Home, in association with Wall...
Oct
22
  • Double Double

    Monday is Double Double at Beef & Liberty, when their superior, purist patties on a bun (no lettuce or tomato here) come two-for-one from 3pm to close.
  • BOGO Burgers

    Get a bite out of six burgers for Al's Place's BOGO Burgers special. The menu includes 4 all-new burgers available only on Mondays. See the flyer for the menu. 50rmb. Available from 3pm.
  • Burger Burger

    Buy one, get one free on burgers at long-time favorite Blue Frog, the Shanghai-born chain that's now spread far and wide across China.
Oct
23
  • Australian Beef Feast

    Join Australian chef Peter Van Es at the Chef's Table. Highlights of the menu will include Australian beef. Buffet appetizers, seafood platters and desserts are also included. Price: 398rmb per person for a four-course menu. Enjoy...
  • Sam Smith The Thrill Of It All World Tour

    Acclaimed British vocalist Sam Smith is performing in China for the very first time at Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena! Sam Smith, originally from London, has a walk-in closet of accolades to his name. Since bursting onto the world stage...