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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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Jul
23
  • Happy Happy Hoy Hoy Comedy Open Mic

    Every Monday night, a free stand-up comedy open mic presented by Magners International Comedy Competition finalist Evan Eames, and featuring new material by some of the best comedians from Shanghai’s booming comedy scene. Hosted by The...
  • el Monday del Sur

    FUNKA del Sur’s el Monday offers unlimited cold cuts and cheese for 100rmb per person. That’s all-you-can-eat platters that come with olives, Serrano ham, salchichon, chorizo, mahon, and Iberico cheese. Plus, all bottles of wine are 20%...
  • MoCA Shanghai Young Artistic Leaders Summer Camp

    The Young Artistic Leaders Summer Camp will be a fun introduction to performing arts techniques, focusing on improvisation and storytelling from a global perspective. Through out these two weeks, kids will be able to interact with a...
    • Community | MOCA Shanghai | Daily except Sat & Sun until Aug 3 2018
  • Xibo Skewers Galore

    Every Monday, Xiao has a deal that meat lovers won’t want to miss. Skewers Galore is BOGO charcoal-grilled lamb liver, lamb kidney, chicken wings, chicken, beef, lamb, and Tamarisk lamb skewers from 5.30pm. Monday night feast with...
  • Mojito Man - New Spot BOGO Havana Club Mojito

    The Mojito Man -- he specializes in just mojitos is celebrating a move to 391 Xiangyang Lu, offering buy-one-get-one on his 30rmb Havana Club mojitos.
Jul
24
  • Brasil In Trio

    For one night only, Shake flies to Brazil for a night of live Bossa-Nova, Samba, Choro, Maxixe, and more. Brasil In Trio features three musicians – Everton Luiz on saxophone and flute, Diego Amaral on percussion and Julio Lemos on...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Tue Jul 24, 2018
  • The Next Generation: New England Conservatory feat. vocalist Melanie Charles

    The latest headliner from Jazz at Lincoln Center is the New England Conservatory, featuring vocalist Melanie Charles. The Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter, actress, and flutist of Haitian descent has a creative fluidity spanning jazz,...
  • The Schnitzel Night

    Bavarian Eatery & Bar is hosting an actual, for-real all-you-can-eat Schnitzel Night -- the only one in town. 88rmb gets you genuine, no-strings-attached all-you-can-eat pan-fried (that's how they schnitzel in Bavaria) Schnitzel with...
  • Tuesday Movie Night: 'Wayne's World'

    The Pearl's movie nights returns this week with a stone cold classic up o the big screen. Wayne's World. SCHWING! No cover. Starts 8pm. Concurrent burger deal with the movie.
    • Community | The Pearl | on Tue Jul 24, 2018
  • Bros Tuesday

    Every Tuesday at Pintos, they're serving up one whole roast chicken, two large sides, and a liter of beer for 138rmb. Bros Tuesdays in on from 2pm to 10pm.
    • Dining | Pintos | from Jul 24 until Jul 24, 2019
  • Mojito Man - New Spot BOGO Havana Club Mojito

    The Mojito Man -- he specializes in just mojitos is celebrating a move to 391 Xiangyang Lu, offering buy-one-get-one on his 30rmb Havana Club mojitos.
  • Happy Pintos

    Pintos hosts a rotating daily happy hour deal from 2pm to 10pm. Various boozes on special, from wine to craft beer. See the flyer for details. Drinks from 20rmb.
    • Nightlife | Pintos | from Jul 24 until Jul 24, 2019
Jul
25
  • Wine Lips - Lip Service Dinner Party

    Wine Lips presents a brand new dinner party series "Lip Service," where they take over cheap and unique local restaurants for a set course menu paired with fun and fancy wines. For the first edition, they’ve snagged Shanghai’s top...
  • When Ballet Meets Burlesque

    Candor's cozy little stage welcomes back two professional ballerina sisters. These ladies from the Emerald Isle are bringing us a bit of that 20's glamour Candor is so enamored with, plus a taste of the "now." Add another ballet dancer,...
  • Cats the Musical (July/August)

    One of the most successful musicals of all time returns to China. This is an English-language production (with Chinese subs) of Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running hit musical. Originally adapted from TS Eliot's whimsical poems about the...
  • Mojito Man - New Spot BOGO Havana Club Mojito

    The Mojito Man -- he specializes in just mojitos is celebrating a move to 391 Xiangyang Lu, offering buy-one-get-one on his 30rmb Havana Club mojitos.
  • Say Cheese! - Wine & Cheese tasting

    Wine and cheese – a match made in heaven. But sometimes in Shanghai it’s a little difficult – or expensive – to get the good stuff. BottlesXO has teamed up with Grand’Or to offer a full wine and cheese tasting for a great price. For...
  • Back To The Lab (Swiss Funk/Soul Trio) China Tour

    Shanghai's house of funk and soul welcomes the young, up-and-coming Swiss trio, Back To The Lab. The band's style swings from Fusion-Jazz and Soul to Hip Hop and Funk, always with laid-back summer vibes you can dance to or just chill....
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Wed Jul 25, 2018
  • 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 | on Wed Jul 25, 2018
  • Dancing in Heels Open Class

    "High heels is already a hint of sexy ladies, but when you dance with heels, you are as much as a sexy queen! Heels Dance open class with Toma, come and enjoy a wild hour and explore your own sensuality!" Runs 6.20pm to 7.20pm. 18:20-...
  • The Shanghai Literary Review Open Mic

    The Shanghai Literary Review hosts it's semi-regular open mic at My Place Ruin Bar. Readings of any kind welcome, but limited 5 minutes. To sign up for a reading slot, email shanghailiterary@gmail.com with your name and a short bio....
Jul
26
  • Stone Brewing Taproom Shanghai Grand Opening Party

    "Please join Stone Brewing to celebrate the grand opening of our first flagship taproom in China!" The party will feature 28 beers on tap, including a wide selection of beers only available at Stone Brewing locations and special releases...
  • When Ballet Meets Burlesque

    Candor's cozy little stage welcomes back two professional ballerina sisters. These ladies from the Emerald Isle are bringing us a bit of that 20's glamour Candor is so enamored with, plus a taste of the "now." Add another ballet dancer,...
  • Comedy UN feat. Zen Jiro

    Comedy UN hosts famous Japanese comedian Zen Jiro. Zen Jiro has hosted numerous TV programs in Japan, and was also featured in TV shows such as Just for Laughs, Ed Byrne Comedy Gala, and Japanorama (presented by Jonathan Ross) on BBC....
    • Nightlife | Comedy UN | on Thu Jul 26, 2018
  • Hatsune Supper Club

    "To celebrate our gorgeous summer oasis, Hatsune iAPM's outdoor terrace, join us for a Supper Club Party on our terrace, showcasing impressive views of Shanghai's dazzling skyline, this is an ideal way to cool down and soak up the lovely...
  • Arkham pres. Nobody Wants To Dance

    For Arkham’s Nobody Wants To Dance party, they're ’re teaming up with a new promoter, SPINNIPS, to bring dancing back to the dance floor. DJs Ale Pay, Sanky, & Another Van are going to lead the night’s music, playing playing everything...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Thu Jul 26, 2018
  • Mandala Dot Painting Workshop

    "Mandala Dot Painting has furthered its significance nowadays, giving it an incredibly artistic implication. Themes are used to express events or nature, such as Christmas, Seasons, or just the beauty of playing with colors and patterns....
  • Breakfast With Chew Chan

    Chew Chan spent 10 years as a professional athlete, competing at the highest level - the 2008 Beijing Olympics for Malaysia. The training, drive and determination remains with her today despite having retired from professional sport in...
Jul
27
  • Eyes Wild Open: Geisha Dark Circus Experience

    Candor's bringing another original "Dark Circus" experience to their intimate stage space. Come have your senses tantalized by their first ever Geisha-themed show. An evening mixing the traditional arts of feudal Japan's caste of...
  • Stand-Up Comedy Headline Show: Ian Badenhorst

    South African born Shanghai comedy veteran Ian Badenhorst is taking to the stage at Cages Sports Bar for his first ever headliner. "Ian's style combines hilarious left-of-field observations with a mastery of comedic storytelling that...
  • elrow - Sambowdromo Do Brasil

    elrow, the craziest partymakers in the world! With more than 100 shows and festivals under its belt, they pull in over 2.4 million attendees all over the world, every year. They're bringing the electronic-music-infused SAMBOWDROMO DO...
  • The Pearl's Cabaret Soiree: 'Fantasy'

    The Pearl’s Cabaret Soiree shows are back, bigger and better then ever before. First on the line-up is Cabaret Soiree: Fantasy. With a brand new host, Jeremy (The Penguin), the Pearl crew takes you on a journey through fantasies and...
  • Secreto (Secret)

    Chilean visual and installation artist Maria P. Vila (you might remember her from last year’s installation at Basement 6, “Just Give Me More Time To Finish My Letter”) is back in town, with an ongoing project that has led her to visit a...
    • Arts | Urbancross | from Jul 27 until Jul 29, 2018
  • Stella Combo Deal

    Pinots hosts a Stella Artois meal deal on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 2pm. 98rmb gets you a half roast chicken, two sides of your choice, and a pint of Stella.
    • Dining | Pintos | from Jul 27 until Jul 27, 2019
  • Hypnotic Groove

    Coming in from Romania's Sunwaves Festival is the Hypnotic Grooves night -- a party dedicated to minimal house and techno sounds. Local DJs keeping it hypnotic at The Mansion. 100rmb entry fee, includes 5 drinks before 1am. Includes 3...
  • Synth Crush

    Influenced by avant-garde movements such as futurism, retrofuturism, and science fiction, Synth Crush conjoins Dark Disco, Minimal Wave, Electro, Industrial, Post Punk, Synth Pop, Shoegaze etc. Four DJs who have different inspiration and...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Jul 27, 2018
  • Jingning 100km Ride and Camp

    Jingning is a small town nearby Lishui, surrounded by mountains. "We will rent a car (if less than 10persons) or a bus (if more than 10 persons) to go after work on Friday night. And second day will ride 100km round trip along the river....
Jul
28
  • Eyes Wild Open: Geisha Dark Circus Experience

    Candor's bringing another original "Dark Circus" experience to their intimate stage space. Come have your senses tantalized by their first ever Geisha-themed show. An evening mixing the traditional arts of feudal Japan's caste of...
  • Drum Clap #7

    Drum Clap is a genre unspecific dance experience in a dark room. Music from everywhere for everyone, for dancing. For Drum Clap #7 expect reminders of Dada's recent Habibi Funk and Mehmet Aslan parties, for which Drum Clap host's Nik...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Jul 28, 2018
  • 'Be Peruvian For A Day'... Peruvian National Day Party

    Azul is celebrating Peruvian National Day with “Be Peruvian For A Day,” a massive party to show their pride with food, drinks, and music. Azul will be serving Peruvian food and drink, presenting regional cuisines, from the jungle to the...
    • Dining, Nightlife | Azul | on Sat Jul 28, 2018
  • Alice in Wonderland on Ice

    A wintery spectacle in the heart of summer! Alice in Wonderland on Ice is a retelling of Lewis Carrol's story, presented by the Russian Ice Theater. With nearly 10 years of experience, it's created more than 20 productions, and performed...
  • All You Can Sweat with Yeyu

    All You Can Sweat is an all-day event organised by YEYU (health app) "and dedicated to sport lovers and active people." Pick 2 out of 16 different workouts: "in the schedule we have Aerial Yoga, MyBarre, Latin dance and much more!" Scan...
  • Mixcloud pres. 'Future Rising Shanghai'

    Benji B joins an all star cast at Mixcloud's Future Rising event at W Shanghai. "Future Rising is a platform that identifies, cultivates and celebrates emerging artists and creative leaders of tomorrow. In the Shanghai edition of Future...
  • Lemonade: A Night of Beyoncé

    Singer Courtney Knott and Shake's seven-piece band explore the funk and soul of our era's biggest popstar: Beyoncé. Expect a wild live show filled with the hits, the classics, the deep cuts (Girls Tyme??), and original takes on two...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Sat Jul 28, 2018
  • Mohammed Magdi: Brown Mirror

    Mohammed Magdi has been touring with his stand-up comedy show Brown Mirror all over Asia for the last 2 months, and he's making one of the final stops in his home base, in Shanghai. Mohammed is a regular headliner at Kung Fu Komedy, he...
  • Disco Funk House Party

    "Funky ladies and soulful gents, it's time to get down. Bust out your sequins, comb your fros and party like it's 1979. Our funk mothership for the evening is Emptiness on Danshui Lu, a tiny bar with a house party vibe. Come in and be...
    • Nightlife | Emptiness | on Sat Jul 28, 2018
  • Women + Investment Series Presents: 'Savings'

    The Women + Investment Series Presents: Savings. "Everyone knows how important it is to save and building the habit is essential. But what a lot of professionals may not know is that saving can also be a bad thing. Even with savings,...
Jul
29
  • Chilled and Grilled Biweekly BBQ

    Hyatt on the Bund offers a spot to unwind after a hard week, with their biweekly barbecue in the hotel’s al fresco garden at the Lower Lobby. "Feast on whole rotisserie pig, grilled Australian Angus beef skewer, New Zealand lamb skewer,...
    • Dining | Hyatt | from Jul 29 until Sep 23, 2018
  • DYN-O-MITE

    The Crew is back with the Funk ( and disco / soul / rare grooves ) at Elevator for DYN-O-MITE !! Sundays are for fun and the Come Correct Crew takes it way back for DYN-O-MITE, for a night of throwback music and movies embracing the era...
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Sun Jul 29, 2018
Jul
30
  • Summer Shred Bootcamp

    Golden Gloves is offering a 4-week bootcamp of boxing, strength training, and conditioning with Coach Shane and Coach Chris. It starts July 30 and includes 3 morning classes (from 7.15-8.15am), 20 days of lunch, and dinner Monday with...