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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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  • Synchronicity Acoustic Trio

    The Trio is composed of three established Shanghai based musicians: the singer Boyana Joseph, Jhonny Joseph on percussion and Alexander on the keyboard. They will perform a combination of standard jazz, original compositions, r'n'b...
  • A Chorus Line: The Broadway Musical

    The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway sensation A Chorus Line has finally made it to a Shanghai stage near you. Centered around the life of 17 Broadway dancers auditioning for a part, it's a raw human glimpse at the rigors...
  • Candor pres. 'Black Mirror'

    A brand new Cabaret show with Dark Circus Experience -- 'Black Mirror" -- a tantalizing stage show about the demons that devour us. Don't miss out on this exciting new cabaret and burlesque stage act from Shanghai's most talented...
  • Mandarin Night

    Get some free Chinese culture and language at this language exchange.
  • Most Likely To Succeed

    Most Likely To Succeed, is a feature-length documentary that examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world. The film explores...
  • Grand Opening

    Italian restaurant Ai Fiori opens with a bang, including live music, a buffet and free drinks and gifts. Free entry.
  • Briefs: A Comedy Sketch Show

    Three actors walk into a bar, one British, one South African and one Indian. What sounds like the setup for a postcolonial one-liner is in fact the cast of 'Briefs: A Sketch Show'. For three nights this January, A Little Bit Extra, in...
  • Way Out East

    Old & new shades of House, Electronic, 80’s, Disco-Funk together with live video art for your Thursday journey way out east. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | Today
  • Myrne

    20-year old indie-electronic producer MYRNE has been making waves with his vocal-oriented spin on future bass, picking up recognition from supertrio Noisia as well as many others. His R&B/pop-influenced remixes and originals stem from...
  • Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

    See some of Shanghai's best comedians try out their material at a free comedy show with a sense that anything could happen. Fancy performing yourself? All are welcome, whether you just want to tick it off the bucket list or have Netflix...
  • Volcán English Coffee Club: Living Through Intuition

    Guest host Kimberly will talk about "Finding & Creating Art in Everyday " - How to get creative inspiration from your surroundings - From Food to Art: How to switch between mediums - The Ah-ha moment - when to take the opportunity to...
  • All Roads Lead to Thursday

    All roads lead to Thursday with Cice at Celia where you can dance all nite, forget tomorrow. Free.
  • CINEMQ 25: Beast

    Journey in to the woods as CINEMQ presents BEAST, a night of short film exploring animal impulses, queer personhood and the instincts of identity. Free entry.
  • Metal Up Your Ass 2

    A night of thrashing, squealing, head-banging goodness guaranteed to melt the faces and hearts of all the metalheads of Shanghai. 25 musicians from Shanghai's metal bands get on the stage to pay tribute in the second edition of MUYA....
  • Newnoise Pres. Envy 2019 China Tour

    Iconic Japanese post-hardcore band ENVY is coming to Shanghai's MAO Livehouse. Formed in 1992, they've produced six studio albums to date, the last being 2015's "Atheist's Cornea," and toured with the likes of Mogwai, Deafheaven and many...
  • Hologram Dreams 全息梦境

    "A voyage from funk into the future…" DJs Heatwolves and special guest Provoda (VOID) take Dada's dancefloor on a hyperloop journey from City-Pop, Italo Disco, and Chicago House into New Wave, Electro, and cybernetic madness. Seminal...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Jan 18 2019
  • All Star Bash

    True Legend Hospitality Group throws a big bash to celebrate their 15th anniversary at Big Bamboo. They will have pass around finger food and free flow True Legend craft beer, house wines, selected spirits and shots from 7pm-10pm. Expect...
  • Burns Supper

    One of the Scots' favorite celebrations of the year is back: Burns Night. Haggis, story telling, folk songs, bagpipes, cranachan and whisky. 500rmb per person including dinner, drinks and entertainment.
  • House & Hits

    Step into the glory days of house music; sun drenched vocal house, early 2000s electro clash and classic FM radio bangers. DJs will be spinning tunes from the likes of: Armand Van Helden, Roger Sanchez, Cassius, The Chemical Brothers,...
    • Nightlife | C's | on Fri Jan 18 2019
  • Home Alone

    Be thrilled by your darkest secrets. Get intimate with your inner demons. Step into the shame, sex, guilt and glory of your subconscious. Fall in love with the scariest version of yourself, if only for a night. 180rmb pre-sale, 200rmb on...
  • Come Correct All Stars

    The Come Correct Crew is proud to present: Come Correct All Stars at DASH Shanghai. The Crew line up is DJ Caution, T-Plus, and Jason Casper rocking DJ sets plus live performances from Kuji (rhythmix) and NNNNNN (iron mic). Show starts...
    • Nightlife | DASH | on Fri Jan 18 2019
  • Soundtrip

    A weekend wasted is never a wasted weekend. Soundtrip at Celia with boss man Emil Chang, resident Cice and guest James Lealand. 100rmb after 2am including a drink.
  • Stand Up Comedy Showcase

    Shanghai Comedy Bunker presents another evening of top notch stand-up comedy at CAGES Bar and Sports, including performances from Magners Comedy Competition finalists Evan Eames and Gene George, and pro touring comedian Barney Rivera....
  • Equaliser: Ciel [Discwoman]

    For the last seven years, Ciel has made waves in dance music by advocating for equality, inclusivity, and safer spaces through her internationally praised It’s Not U It’s Me parties and a series of Work In Progress radio shows and...
    • Nightlife | ALL Club | on Fri Jan 18 2019
  • That Funk Show: The Music of James Brown, Rick James, Prince, and More!

    Get up. Get into it! SHAKE brings the floor-filling FUNK for their first big concert of 2019. Courtney Knott and the full band take you on a voyage of music by James Brown, Parliament, Marvin Gaye, Prince, and many more. Big horns,...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Fri Jan 18 2019
  • Rolling with DJ Sivle

    DJ Sivlé has released a handful of mixes that have made the top charts on online platforms resulting in him being nominated at the 2018 Pride Of Africa Awards as the 2018 Outstanding African DJ. He lands at roller-skating rink slash bar...
    • Nightlife | RIINK | on Fri Jan 18 2019
  • Shanghai 123 Orientation Workshop

    Shanghai 123 is a free immersive half-day orientation catering towards those who are new to the countless initial puzzles of Shanghai. Shanghai 123 will provide new arrivals with all the information and resources new residents need to...
  • Pixie Dolls

    Inspired by the legendary Parisian cabaret show “Le Crazy Horse de Paris”. Come see exquisite femmes, as they tempt you with their carnal intercontinental charm. For the first time in Shanghai, we welcome you to experience the iconic...
  • While She Sleeps

    Independent English metalcore band out of Sheffield, While She Sleeps formed in 2006, starting out as just a bunch of mates before deciding to get serious in 2009 with a six man line-up and a new lead singer. They're fresh off winning...
  • Beyond The Mask

    This cabaret experience will marry the devilish delights of Candor’s signature Dark Circus showmanship with the intimate aesthetic of the Manderley Bar at the McKinnon Hotel of Sleep No More fame. The party will honor the unspeakable...
  • Historic Shanghai's Winter Wine Walk

    Art Deco, wine (and cocktails) and Shanghai history, all in one walk. A brand new walking route will take you through some of Shanghai’s loveliest architecture, revealing stories that lie behind the hidden lanes, landmark buildings and...
  • Free Drinks

    Two free drinks for all customers on this one-off Customer Appreciation Day, no questions asked or strings attached. Starts at 4pm.
  • Russian Tchaikovsky Ballet: Swan Lake

    One of the most beloved ballets of all time from the grand-daddy of Russian ballet himself, Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake is the tragic story of a cursed princess who is turned into a swan. Here's a chance to see it performed in the...
  • Murder at the Speakeasy

    A night of mystery and intrigue in the wild and romantic era of the roaring 20’s! There was a victim, and you can help us find out the killer. During the course of the party, everyone tries to find out who the murderer is. (The murderer,...
  • Carnival Party

    Carnival Party to celebrate True Legend group's 15 year anniversary. Expect a special guest live band, Carnival dancers, and raffle prizes. All entries come with 2 selected house drinks and a Carnival mask. Dress code is bright and...
  • River of Plastic: China and the Plastic Problem

    River of Plastic: Plastic as Reality and Metaphor uses plastic as both an art material and metaphor as it weaves together visual art, research, and public outreach practices. Focusing on the intersection of environmental issues, global...
    • Community | Glam | on Sat Jan 19 2019
  • Podfest China

    Podfest China is the first of its kind, an all day festival of talks, workshops, and discovering new podcasts made in China. Featured speakers include Yan Lin of Himalaya FM International, Eric Orlander of China in Africa Project, Selina...
  • Sexual Empowerment Performances / Open Mic

    Cum Again presents its first open mic/erotic empowerment performance. Vibe with poets, artists, bands and comedians, and have a liberating awakening with them. *Prizes will be available, including: lubricants, butters, T-shirt’s and...
  • Sharpshooters Showcase

    Regulars on Shanghai's hip hop scene DJ Reaper & Big Kerm are collectively known as Sharpshooters. Their latest "Showcase" event features Aaron Key, a DJ / Producer from Spain that is known for his drum-heavy electronic trap beats...and...
  • Yoga + Hot Spring Retreat

    Escape Shanghai for a yoga and meditation retreat in the mountains of Anji, about four hours away from Shanghai. Prices start from 2,250rmb per person inclusive.
  • 2019 Chinese New Year Party

    As an appetizer to your Saturday night, enjoy lots of Szechuan bites, get hands on with dumpling making classes, and mingle surrounded by the exhibitions of local Shanghai artists to ring in the Chinese New Year (a little early). 120rmb...
  • Weekend Brunch

    Flair has started a weekend brunch on the 58th floor of a Lujiazui skyscraper. Seating both indoors and outdoors to maximize the view. Three courses for 488rmb or five courses for 688rmb.
  • Stand-Up Comedy Showcase

    Get ready to laugh with an all-star lineup at the Comedy UN Saturday showcase. This lineup features Hong Kong International Comedy Festival runner-up, Storm Xu, and international headliner Barney Rivera. 70rmb.
  • Secret Party

    MVP throws a "secret" party in spaced kitted out in Prohibition atmosphere. Dress up for free entry -- strict dress code -- otherwise pay the 100rmb cover charge. Rsvp to for instructions on getting the full location.
  • Tribaland

    New tailormade tribal-Afro from Mr POP, follow by own tribal Techno productions from TiTi, djembe rhythms from Ziko and delirious sax improvisation by Eloi. 100rmb after 2am including a drink.
  • Guest Bartender Kevin Song

    Champion of CHIVAS cocktail campaign Greater China, Kevin Song drops into the St. Regis Bar for a single guest shift, starting at 8pm.
  • Saturday Brunch

    A three-course brunch at The St. Regis includes fine food, of course, but also the signature Champagne sabering with the purchase of a bottle of bubbly. 388rmb (Champagne not included).
  • Medusa

    Shanghai's ecstatic queer rave is back at Xspace to kick in the new year with polysexual debauchery and raw, tribal house rhythms. Michael Cignarale b2b Mau Mau / Diamond Lil / VJNY on visuals. Expect glorious queens, the tightest house...
    • Nightlife | XSpace | on Sat Jan 19 2019
  • Sleaze Night 2: Sunset Strip, Sleaze, n' Slags

    DJ Space Cat and DJ Killshit are back and sleazier than ever. Expect pure misogynistic, cock rock, and the sexiest sexism your ears have ever heard. Free.
  • The Drop pres Von D

    Von D is recognized for featuring exclusive and unreleased dub or dubstep tunes, alongside his own music. With recent 12"s on Scrub a Dub and Khaliphonic (Zamzam), and forthcoming tunes on Lion Charge and Moonshine, he has signaled his...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Jan 19 2019
  • #WomensWave in Shanghai

    In support of the Annual Global Women's March, Democrats Abroad is hosting a screening of RBG, a documentary about legendary Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. After the film, there will be discussion and a postcard writing...
  • Tea & Ceramics - Talk & Tea Tasting

    The Pottery Workshop Shanghai, in collaboration with the local Tea Masters at Cha Space, is hosting a free tea talk in their newly renovated gallery space. The talk will be followed by an optional hands-on demonstration and tea ceremony...
  • S!LK 3 Year Anniversary: Killa P [Live]

    Killa P is a grime MC from Brixton, acclaimed for his unique patois style and hard lyrics. He was part of one of the UK’s founding grime crews, Roll Deep. He’s a regular performer at such festivals and clubs as Outlook and Fabric...
    • Nightlife | ALL Club | on Sat Jan 19 2019
  • That Funk Show: The Music of James Brown, Rick James, Prince, and More!

    Get up. Get into it! SHAKE brings the floor-filling FUNK for their first big concert of 2019. Courtney Knott and the full band take you on a voyage of music by James Brown, Parliament, Marvin Gaye, Prince, and many more. Big horns,...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Sat Jan 19 2019
  • DTM Presents Grooveyard

    From groovy melodic house music to hardcore drum n bass, then to stories from outer chronicles through psytrance and psydub. Free.
    • Nightlife | C's | on Sat Jan 19 2019
  • Space Panda presents: House of Underground

    DJs Leftfield Avenue, Patrick Williams, Rubbah and Tys. Expect to be jackin' to tracks spanning the House, Deep House and Bass House spectrum. Free.
    • Nightlife | Caza | on Sat Jan 19 2019
  • Out of Line

    The world worships science. As we enjoy the convenience brought by scientific and technological advance, we are also manipulated or controlled by the machines we invented. Be it the philosophical history of desire or the capitalism of...
  • Super Smash Bros Tournament

    Alright you Kirby using, down B, button mashing pieces of human refuse. Inferno's calling you out! They're hosting the first ever (at least in Inferno) Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament. Sign up starts at 7pm sharp, costs 50rmb. Cold hard...
  • Puppy Adoption Day

    With the new dog law being enforced in Hangzhou, the pet adoption group Fosters4Hangzhou have taken in a large number of dogs in need. Drop by The Rooster from 3pm-6pm, to see what pets may be available for you to adopt. Free.
  • Diving Community Event: The Next Frontier

    Big Blue Scuba Diving's first event of 2019, all ocean lovers invited! Participate in presentations, a mixer and potluck lunch (drinks provided). Topics include gear preparation, diving destinations, and emergency kits.
  • Yoga & Breakfast: Stretchy Brekky

    Wake up and flow into your morning with a warming yoga practice and a tasty breakfast at Tribe. Yoga start at 8am, breakfast starts at 9am. Bring your own mat. 200rmb includes yoga and breakfast, or 2 people for 360rmb.
    • Sports & Recreation | TRIBE | on Sun Jan 20 2019
  • Social Sunday Brunch

    Brunch at The St Regis with unlimited food (Salad & Cheese, Soups, The stir-fry, The grill, The roasted, Sushi, Desserts), unlimited beers, soft drinks and juices, and for 100rmb more, unlimited sparkling wine and house red & white....
    • Dining | Social | from Jan 20
  • Talks: The Story and Art of K-Real

    Elevate ⫶ Arts presents the first in their series of free monthly talks with Ukrainian artist K-Real. Known around Shanghai for his unique style of modern calligraphy, street art and tattoos, K-Real is an artist with a rebellious spirit,...
  • Sunday Brunch

    A Kamayan style brunch from executive chef Jenson Pei and Chef Ling, with wines from Argentina and Australia by Heartland Brothers and a live DJ. 228rmb.
  • NTS Radio Live from Shanghai

    NTS is back at Uptown for an extended broadcast featuring China Social Club, Genome 6.66 Mbp affiliate, Khemist, Puzzy Stack from Beijing label, S!LK and a special visit from NTS London resident, Adam Oko. Adam Oko makes music that isn’t...
  • Russian Movie Night: Brother 2

    Danila Bagrov meets his army buddy Konstantin Gromov in Moscow, who tells Danila about his twin brother Dmitry, who is a professional hockey player in America. However, the team owner has swindled the young star into an oppressive...
  • 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.
  • 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. Big, fat American backyard burgers topped with onion rings.
  • BOGO Roasted Chicken

    Every Monday, Windows is offering a buy one and get one free for a roasted chicken dinner from 5pm til 9pm. 45RMB for two.
  • Heartbeat of Home

    From the creators of the one and only Riverdance comes a new show. Brought to the Eurovision stage by Michael Flatley and Co. back in 1994, Irish step-dance is possibly the most internationally recognizable Irish thing besides Guinness....
  • Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators | Living the Dream Live in Shanghai

    SLASH is coming to Shanghai! Yes! Grammy-award winning songwriter, film producer, American icon and rock God! The man single-handedly responsible for like 30% of every teen guitarist's lick repertoire. After going solo in 2010, he formed...
  • Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    One of the world's preeminent conductors, Neapolitan-born Riccardo Muti has been the tenth music director of the renowned 127-year-old Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2010. With more than 40 years of experience helming up the likes of...
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    Blondie (The Good) is a professional gunslinger who is out trying to earn a few dollars. Angel Eyes (The Bad) is a hit man who always commits to a task and sees it through, as long as he is paid to do so. And Tuco (The Ugly) is a wanted...
  • Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    One of the world's preeminent conductors, Neapolitan-born Riccardo Muti has been the tenth music director of the renowned 127-year-old Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2010. With more than 40 years of experience helming up the likes of...
  • Game Night: Mahjong

    Do you want to learn how to play the Classic Chinese game of Mahjong (麻将 má jiàng)? Learn from the Chinese teachers of this language school. Free.
  • Dragon Burn Art Collective

    Hang with the Burners and learn about this year's Burn, happening in May and lasting five days. This event will school you on interactive projects you can create or get involved in ahead of the big Burn. Free entry.
    • Community | Daliah | on Wed Jan 23 2019
  • XIA | 下

    A very special Fourth Edition of XIA | 下 - Celebrating a triple Birthday Bash of some of the crew! To celebrate special guest Cruel Buddhist joins with an unique musical showcase, and Biboux for an eclectic live performance. Usual...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Jan 24 2019
  • AMTA Kids Musical Theater Camp

    A full-day, weeklong winter camp in January organized by the American Musical Theater Academy, teaching a bit of that musical theater pizzazz. Attendees (ages 7-15) will be learning songs and routines from famous Disney musicals, such as...
  • Ladies Laugh

    Ladies Laugh at Lychee is back again in the new year with a packed lineup of some of the funniest ladies in town. Both men and women welcome. Free.
    • Nightlife | Lychee | on Thu Jan 24 2019
  • Inter Young Professionals Mixer

    International Young Professionals New Years Drink. Join them and meet young professionals from all over the world. Lucky draw prizes for the lucky. 35rmb including a drink.
    • Community | Highline | on Thu Jan 24 2019
  • Short Film Screening: Little Milo

    Little Milo is an award-winning short film about a young man making controversial choices in his personal life around the time of the American presidential election. Presented by the independent film & event group STAY IN CHARACTER!...
  • IIT Update: Chinas Individual Income Tax Reform

    The Australian and Swiss Chambers of Commerce present a discussion on the state of China's income tax law reforms, provided by Deloitte China. Chamber members: 60rmb, non-members: 120rmb. Happens in Rooms 501 & 502 on the 5/F.
  • Seminar on Strategic Investment

    Winson Capital presents a seminar on strategic investment, reviewing 2018 and looking ahead to the 2019 markets. The seminar will finish with a Q&A followed by networking plus finger food and free flow wine. Seats limited to 30. 120rmb.
  • The Future of Taxes and Investment in China and Vietnam

    The Huaxia Finance 2019 Economic Council discusses the future of taxes and investment in China and Vietnam. A panel of industry experts will share their understanding of what to expect from business and investment in China and South East...