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Jan
24
  • Portugal Quorum Ballet: ‘The Rites of Spring’

    Portugal's Quorum Ballet dance company has performed in over 40 cities around the world and later this year will be creating and presenting a new piece in Shanghai. The ‘Rite of Spring: Made in China" will be starring seven dancers from...
  • Opera: 'Turandot'

    A new production by Shanghai Opera House, this classic masterpiece written by Giacomo Puccini will be predented as part of Shanghai Grand theatre's 20th anniversary.Turandot has long been recognised as the most tonally adventurous of...
  • Cages Wednesday Pick-Up Soccer Night

    As a way to kick off 2018, Cages is bringing back Pick Up Soccer Night in a big way. The event is free until the end of CNY. Runs every Wednesday 8pm to 10pm. Players of all skill levels welcome. After, CNY, Pick Up Soccer will be 100rmb...
  • Blockchain for Social Impact: Green Drinks January Forum

    "So what are some current applications of Blockchain? Who are some of the companies already using it to increase their impact? Who are the movers and shakers in the industry? Are their potential pitfalls?" The first Green Drinks monthly...
  • Models Night

    You know the drill. It's ladies night again at M1NT with MVP presents hosting the show. Special performances and DJs, along with the free drinks until 11.30pm with the password "MVP" at the door. For table reservations, hit up 158 0034...
    • Nightlife | M1NT | Today
  • Moosan Oyster Day

    Every Wednesday in all Moosan locations, buying two oysters get one free (Chef recommended complimentary oyster at equal or less value). Venues open at 10am.
Jan
25
  • Caxton Pub Quiz

    Sports bar with many screens, great food and numerous beers hosts Shanghai's longest running pub quiz (going since 2005) every Thursday night. Free entry, and prizes include a 300rmb food and drink voucher and a bonus jackpot. Format is...
    • Nightlife | The Caxton | from Jan 25 until Jun 7, 2018
  • The Art Salon

    Club 3 1/3 hosts an arts & design industry night. Industry movers and shakers getting a champagne deal on The Bund. Elegant dress code at the door. Every Thursday from 8pm. Renowned interior designer 周光明 Ray is the guest bartender of...
    • Community, Nightlife | Club 3 1/3 | on Thu Jan 25, 2018
  • Canadian Club Celebrate Gretzky’s Birthday Eve

    Canadians in Shanghai are getting together to celebrate The Great One. Good event to meet fellow Canadians overseas an knock back a few. Happy hour specials all night, pub quiz with prizes. Starts 7pm.
  • Karaoke Night

    That's Mandarin is throwing down for a karaoke night party from 6pm to 10pm. It's time to test your rap skills in Chinese! It's one of the best chances to hear your teachers' voice and try to learn some popular Chinese songs as well....
  • Australia Week Specials

    It’s Australia Week at The Rooster. They're throwing in some sweet deals on Australian craft brews on top of their existing weekly deals, so swing by and get your Aussie on. Check the flyer for deets.
  • Unravel Storytelling: Resolution

    Unravel, the monthly live storytelling event will have it's first show of 2018 at Kung Fu Komedy. This time around stories will be told around the New Year theme "Resolution." Space is limited, they suggest saving your seat with a...
  • Girls Night Out - YEYU

    Girls Night Out returns to Bar Rouge with special sponsors YEYU -- " mobile platform where sport enthusiasts, sport organizations and brands can actively interact with each other community. Discover new activities and deals on YEYU app...
    • Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Thu Jan 25, 2018
Jan
26
  • New Noise pres. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart China Tour 2018

    Twee pop band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart returns to Shanghai, touring their new album, “The Echo of Pleasure”. Standing on the foreground of America’s indie scene the band have been praised as one of the best indie-pop bands since...
  • SAGB - Super Attractive Ghetto Blaster

    SAGB, the team that has brought you Thursday nights worth going out to for the past three years at The Cut Rooftop and Wednesdays nights at Le Café des Stagiaires Julu Lu is gathering the DJ force for a one night blast at UNÏCO Shanghai....
    • Nightlife | Unico | on Fri Jan 26, 2018
  • A Long Lunch with Greg Ritchie

    Affectionately known as "Fat Cat" due to his burly build, Greg Ritchie played 30 Tests and 44 ODIs for Australia from 1982 to 1987, as well as scoring 10,170 runs in his first class cricket career for Queensland. With a successful media...
  • Ninghai Stone village: Hike and Hot Spring

    This hot springs is located in the Ninghai forest. Relax in an outdoor hot pool looking at beautiful woods scenery. And there is a dozens of different types of pools (rose, jasmine, herbalmedicine...) to warm you up. 900rmb for a two-day...
  • Little Creatures Opening Party

    Little Creatures opens up a little at their new Found 158 location. Read about SmSh's visit here . Complimentary Aussie snacks from 6pm to 8pm. Live music and performances. Special prices on Little Creatures draught and bottles. "A...
  • SHFT. presents Bailo

    With an EP release on Barong Family and support from DJ Snake, Borgore, Herobust, and more, Bailo has quickly risen up to become one of the most promising upcoming producers in the Dubstep/Trap scene. So bring ya sunscreen, swimsuit, and...
  • Australia Day Tap Takeover

    Lil’ Laundry is celebrating Australia Day with a choice selection of 11 different Aussie craft beers, including Kaiju, Temple Brewery and Mornington Peninsula Brewery. They're 30rmb per pint (too right), and they've got specials on...
  • Zhangjiajie, Glass Bridge and Grand Canyon Trip

    Zhangjiajie mountain is on everyone's bucket list. First because it inspired the Avatar movie, and let's be honest, it is cool to go there and see for yourself. But mostly because the peaks shape make the scenery absolutely stunning and...
  • 2030: Year of the Dog

    2030: Year of the Dog is a Beyond the Bund experience curated in celebration of Chinese New Year, questioning humanity and its subsequent future with games and incubations…. Come Join us for a journey into the future, expect arts, music...
    • Nightlife | JZ Latino | on Fri Jan 26, 2018
  • X Japan Tribute Party

    The most influential and successful Rock/Metal band in Japanese history released in 2016 their first award winning documentary WE ARE X . Harley's is screening the movie and playing all the hits. No entry fee. Starts 10pm.
  • Shade Seoul x Most Girls Smell Good

    Taking place at Seoul’s leading underground club ‘Cakeshop Seoul’, Shade brings together hundreds of souls, of all persuasions, for what is quickly becoming Seoul’s premier and most forward-thinking LGBTQ nights. The Shade crew of DJs,...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Jan 26, 2018
  • Snowy Yellow Mountains: January Trip

    Wanna Travel is offering a weekend trip to the Yellow Mountains for a snowy experience. You'll spend a night on top of the mountain, then check out Beihai. Trip costs 870rmb, includes a private bus, meals (all except one breakfast), 5...
Jan
27
  • LOVE IN de CITY Pres. Long Yu Conducts Bartók

    On June 2013, Johnson Li made his Carnegie Music Hall debut when he was ten, working with Lang Lang to interpret Beethoven’s Sonata in D Major for Piano Duet, op.6. Considered a prodigy in music circles for his virtuosity and savvy, in...
  • Me-Eat-Beat

    "Me Eat Beat, a yummy before party that makes you unhungry and very happy!" Every Saturday, DJ Charp invites DJ friends from around town to join him on the decks. Disco, funk, and then some. Runs 7pm to 1am. No entry fee.
  • Taste Tomorrow: Presented by Hatchery

    Ever wonder what tomorrow will taste like? 'Taste Tomorrow' is a five hour event hosted by 'culinary incubator' Hatchery. It's bringing together the experts, innovators, entrepreneurs, to talk about their predictions on the future of...
  • Stand-up Comedy Showcase

    Comics from all different nationalities unite to bring YOU laughter at Shanghai's newest comedy venue, Comedy U.N. Nestled in one of Shanghai's charming old buildings in the heart of Jingan, Comedy UN brings you international comedy acts...
    • Nightlife | Comedy UN | on Sat Jan 27, 2018
  • Australia Day BBQ 2018

    Kakadu hosts their yearly BBQ throw-down for Australia Day, with AustCham. Celebrate all things Aussie with a buffet BBQ, free-flow beer and wine, live music, fun kids activities and the highly-anticipated pavlova bake-off. From 11.30am...
    • Community, Dining | Kakadu | on Sat Jan 27, 2018
  • SHFT. x Le Baron pres. WhatSoNot (OWSLA)

    For their second show of the year SHFT is teaming up with Le Baron to host WhatSoNot. OWSLA flag holder with major collabs with RL Grime. Face control at the door. "To ensure you spot on the dance floor, arrive early and look fly." No...
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Sat Jan 27, 2018
  • Riddim 'n' Vibe

    Riddim 'n' Vibe at the legendary C’s bar. Resident DJss Rabbit and Resinate will supply drum and bass music from across the spectrum with the bad man lyricist MC Jado on the mic supplying the bars and crowd hype. Rinse out! Starts 10pm....
    • Nightlife | C's | on Sat Jan 27, 2018
  • Newbies in Shanghai with RisingClub

    "With expats from all around the world, living in Shanghai is more than an assignment, a status or a business trip—it’s an experience!" RISINGCLUB hosts "opportunities for Shanghai newcomers and “not so new” mates to meet with cool minds...
    • Community | M1NT | on Sat Jan 27, 2018
  • All You Can Sweat - Chinese New Year Edition

    All You Can Sweat is an all-day event organized by YEYU and dedicated to sport lovers and active people. All You Can Sweat gives people the possibility to train for a whole day and try new disciplines, while meeting new friends and big...
    • Nightlife | Fitspace | on Sat Jan 27, 2018
  • Miami Nights

    Abandon your arcade game, put down the pet rock, ditch the Dungeons & Dragons and head down to Miami Nights…hosted by 80s selectors Turner and Beardslap at The Parrot. Expect the best 80s synthy, poppy and rockin’, hip-hop sounds from...
  • Digital Painting Workshop by Shaving in the Dark

    To help you get on your long list of resolutions, you can first check the "finally learn how to paint on Photoshop" box that you've had on the list. "In this workshop, we will walk you through creating a digital illustration from...
  • Chinatown Circus

    Bar Rouge and MVP Events hosts Chinatown Circus -- "Lanterns hanging above, darkened red lights flashing, temptation and mystery surrounding everything. Sip on cocktails infused with Chinese ingredients, and fade into the enchanting...
    • Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Sat Jan 27, 2018
  • 'You're Saucing Me Apart' The Room Screening

    Bois and Gurls, Hot Box hosts a screening of The Room followed by Disaster Artist . No need to brief you on this, if you haven't heard, then you probably are new to'The Interwebs'. Drink each time: * someone opens a door * nose touch...
    • Community, Nightlife | Hot Box | on Sat Jan 27, 2018
  • S.T.D. pres. Joey Bada$$

    Joey Bada$$ is an American, independent hip-hop Recording Artist, who hails from Brooklyn, New York. with his rugged style, an invigorating outcome of his Brooklyn neighborhood and surroundings, Joey Bada$$ has been a staple in the...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Sat Jan 27, 2018
  • dART pres. Shinedoe (Intacto)

    Based in Amsterdam and with Nigerian roots, Shinedoe has graced some of the world’s most significant DJ booths - countless performances in Berlin's Berghain to underground festivals and clubs all over the world. Expect a soulful...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Jan 27, 2018
  • Bassment

    The first Bassment party of the year sees the crew making their debut at The Mansion for the first time. Energized from their recent vinyl EP release, the crew is throwing down "uncompromising techno". Three DJs playing two hour sets...
  • One-Day Mt. Fuzhi Glacier and Terrace Hiking Trip

    Ok, Deal! is offering a one day getaway to Fuzhi Mountain for a hike. Costs 350rmb a person and this covers transportation, entrance, and guide. But you should bring your own picnic lunch, as well as some gloves for climbing. Check...
  • Experience China Intangible Culture Heritage - Crafts Workshops

    With Spring Festival approaching, you may wonder how ancient people appreciate traditional customs, how they celebrate New Year? Learn the most authentic "Chinese intangible cultural heritage" under the guidance of ICH bearers....
  • Martini Night

    The Beach House hosts a martini night in their sunny environs in the cold of winter in Shanghai. Escape the winter doldrums with 120rmb for three martinis from 9pm to 10.30pm. One free martini for ladies. No entry fee.
Jan
28
  • DKNSTRKT Launch Event at Daliah

    DKNSTRKT ("deconstruct") is a collective of genderfluid drag lovers. "We believe that a person's gender is not limited to just male or female. We want to create a diverse drag community. Whatever your sexuality or gender identity, if you...
    • Arts, Community, Nightlife | Daliah | on Sun Jan 28, 2018
  • Anna Caterina Antonacci

    Now established as one of the finest Sopranos of her generation, Anna Caterina Antonacci is an award-winning vocalist, winning multiple prestigious prizes including at The International Competition for Verdian Voices (1988), the Maria...
  • Gong Gong Gong

    Beijing transnational boogie duo Gong Gong Gong returns to Shanghai with their raw, untethered brand of deconstructed psychedelic blues, rock n' roll, and locked-groove folk storytelling. They're joined by Simon Frank, recently relocated...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Sun Jan 28, 2018
  • Dulwich Flea Market 2018

    Dulwich College Shanghai (Pudong) will be hosting a flea market open to the wider community. Will run from 9.30am to 12.30pm, and they are still looking to fill tables. Costs 125rmb per table for Dulwich families and 175rmb for...
Jan
29
  • Happy Hour

    Everyday, seven days a week, from 5pm to 8pm, all standard drinks BOGO, including house wine, standard cocktail, beer, house pour mixers.
Jan
30
  • Movie Night: 'The Naked Gun'

    Movie night returns to The Pearl with a screening of Leslie Neilson comedic masterpiece 'The Naked Gun'. Frank Drebin and co. saving the world. No entry fee. Concurrent burger deal on. 8pm.
    • Community, Nightlife | The Pearl | on Tue Jan 30, 2018
Jan
31
  • Hurts - ‘The Desire’ Tour 2017

    Having established themselves as one of Europe's more successful pop acts (top ten albums and numerous hit singles in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Sweden, Ireland, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Finland, the Netherlands and the UK),...
  • Super Blue Blood Moon Night

    "A miracle which happens ONLY once a century will take place in this month. You will see blue moon, blood moon and super moon on 31 Jan 2018." Tops hosts a telescope to see the event, wine, champagne, and a crafted menu. 2018rmb per...
    • Dining | Tops | on Wed Jan 31, 2018