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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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Aug
20
  • Tuesday Tunesday: Summer Sounds Edition

    Creative community, Elevate, occupy TY7 for the last Summer Sounds edition of their bi-weekly social night. Meet some artsy people, have a drink and chat, and listen to some music.Send them your favorite summer tunes for inclusion on the...
    • Community, Nightlife | TY7 | Today
  • Edward Scissorhands

    In a castle high on top of a hill lives an inventor's greatest creation - Edward, a near-complete person. The creator died before he could finish Edward's hands; instead, he is left with metal scissors for hands. Since then, he has lived...
  • ERA - Intersection of Time

    Shanghai's most popular acrobatic show is back for a special series of performances, showcasing the gamut of traditional and contemporary Chinese acrobatics from aerial walking, bowl balancing, and trampoline shows to high flying trapeze...
  • 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...
  • Yellow Mountains + Hot Springs

    Hike Yellow Mountain, see the ancient town and soak in hot springs after a long day. 1,299rmb.
  • Viva La Vida

    DJ Tuto takes the decks with Salsa, Bachata and Latin House for Bar Rouge's Latin night. 100rmb cover including a drink.
  • Ghost In The Shell

    In this universe, humans and robots have merged, with many humans equipped with superior artificial body parts, and even augmented brains In the form of a cyberpunk ship of Theseus, it exams at what point does a human cease to be human,...
Aug
21
  • Billy Drummond & Stefan Karlsson Quartet ft. 李晓川

    Drummer Billy Drummond leads his quartet through a night of jazz, including Li Xiaochuan on trumpet and Stefan Karlsson on piano. 180rmb pre-sale, or 220rmb at the door.
  • The Get Down

    Hip Hop rhythms on the dancefloor every Wednesday with The Get Down. 100rmb with a drink.
  • Come Correct

    The Come Correct Crew hosts the OG weekly hip hop and urban music night every Wednesday. Come Correct has been running since 2011 and has been a platform for many of the cities aspiring DJ’s and rappers to come up. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Wed Aug 21 2019
  • 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...
  • Communicate to Influence

    "If you can't convince them, confuse them" Harry Truman, 33rd President of the United States of America Isn't it better to quickly learn how to convince and influence others instead of confusing them? And isn't it true that every woman,...
  • Free Chinese Movie Night

    Doors open at 7pm, movie starts at 7:30. Mandarin Community teachers will prepare materials for people to learn Chinese while watching the film. English subtitles will also be available. This week we'll be showing "Farewell my...
  • Models Night

    Beautiful people, strong drinks, loud music and free cocktails for ladies. It's the M1NT Models Night and it happens every Wednesday. Free entry for everyone until 12.30am with password MVP.
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Wed Aug 21 2019
  • ACYPI Shanghai - Lessons for Success

    Tier 1 cities in China may be the wealthiest in the country, but consumers are increasingly driving consumption demand in lower-tier cities. Join ACYPI, China marketing specialists China Skinny and the Directors of Strategy from global...
Aug
22
  • Fantasies and Reflections – Lenka PETROVIĆ

    Belrgrade-born harpist Lenka Petrović is the first prize winner of the prestigious 20th International Harp Contest in Israel in 2018 and is the first Serbian to win the prize. She also won the Irina Kaganovsky prize for the best...
  • Bingo Night Fever

    It's bingo night down at Mr & Mrs Bund, with prizes from all over the place, including GOPRO HERO 7, wines, and NIU SCOOTER and DIOR SUNGLASSES. Bingo board offered to any table having late night dinner. *Late night menu from 250rmb - 1...
  • Rock of Ages

    Rock of Ages…. venturing through 70s, 80s, 90s up to the present hits. The Pearl’s Red Stars rock the audience with hits from ABBA to Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson to Queen and everything in between. Entrance includes 2 drinks, doors open at...
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
  • 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...
  • Unravel (the podcast!) Launch Party

    Head on down and celebrate the launch of the Unravel podcast at Anken Air. Unravel is story-telling platform where people share true, personal narratives inspired by a given theme. They're usually sold out, so the podcasts are a chance...
  • Tax Update For Multinational Companies

    The operating landscape for multinational organisations is constantly evolving. Companies must keep up with the accelerating pace of tax, legislative and regulatory developments. Join for a breakfast seminar with PwC tax experts to...
  • Dance with Vegans

    Party with the vegan community, including vegan arepas made with Just Egg. 88rmb.
  • JWDK Presents Matt Anderson

    A relaxing summer evening of art, live jazz and socialising in support of Shanghai-based charity Heart to Heart. Mat Anderson will be exhibiting his paintings publicly for the first time. 80rmb including a drink.
  • Girls Night Out

    Bar Rouge's Ladies Nights has been running since forever, packing them in with the free manicure service for ladies and free cocktails from 9.30-11.30pm. Never stop! Free entrance until 12.30am with password MVP, otherwise 150rmb cover.
  • ON

    "ON" is all about old and new House, Breakbeat, Electro, and Acid. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Aug 22 2019
  • LGBTQ Party

    POP! has teamed up with Curfew to ring in the end of summer with a pop-up party for the LGBTQ community. The party has no entry fee, but there will be drink deals and lots of dancing all night.
    • Nightlife | Curfew | on Thu Aug 22 2019
Aug
23
  • Zimmer

    Baptiste Pierre Corentin aka Zimmer is a French producer whose dreamy house music sounds like it was made on a tropical island by a man dressed in full tikki sipping a Pina Colada. For the past 18 months, Zimmer has been experimenting...
  • Elevator Reincarnated

    Celebrating new life, new space, new dances, old friends and getting messy on the new floor. Having spent previous lives as a goat, a mailbox, a tuna sandwich and an iguana, in 2016 Elevator was lucky to be born as a cozy dance club up a...
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Fri Aug 23 2019
  • DJ Tensnake

    German-born DJ / Producer Tensnake lands at Bar Rouge for a night of contagious and highly precise modern disco music. Tensnake grew up listening to disco, soul, boogie, funk and 80s pop and embracing dancefloor-inspired influences from...
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
  • The Dark Circus Experience - Noire Soiree

    After a two year hiatus, The Pearl welcomes back The Dark Circus Experience with two shows that are more immersive and interactive than ever before. The Dark Circus team have singers, acrobats, aerialist, dancers, actors, magicians and...
  • Coaching Mindset

    This half-day course is the introduction to the COACHING FUNDAMENTALS program. Managers, leaders, HR practitioners are welcomed to attend the session where they will learn about coaching. Coaching is critical for human development,...
  • A Leaf In The Storm: A Dance Drama By Beijing Dance Theater

    Inspired by the novel of the same title by Lin Yutang, A Leaf in the Storm depicts war-torn China during the Second Sino-Japanese war, just before the American entrance in 1941. Against a backdrop of total catastrophe, A Leaf in the...
  • Tantou Island

    Tantou island is the origin of Chinese fishing culture. It's 8 kms away from the harbor and its size is of 11 km2. There are 11 hills on the island and even an abandoned village. The most famous beach is called Sisters beach which...
  • Stand Up Comedy ft. JJ Wakrat

    A special show featuring Canadian comedian and alumni of the Shanghai comedy scene JJ Wakrat. JJ cut his teeth at Shanghai Comedy Bunker and is now a producer at Stand-Up Tokyo, founder of Tokyo Roast Battle, Asia’s #1 insult comedy...
  • Punk Rock Birthday

    Local punks ROUND EYE are back from recording their upcoming album produced by Mike Watt and touring the United States with 80s hardcore legends (MDC/Verbal Abuse) and it just so happens to be lead man Chachy's birthday. Four local heavy...
  • BBBQ | Beaujolais Burgundy Bierzo Barbecue

    BBBQ at rooftop garden. 390rmb includes 4 drink tickets for Sparkling, White, Red wine assortment of unlimited BBQ snacks.
  • InterNations Shanghai | La Maison

    Networking night on balcony, at the bar and in the maison. 160rmb for guests including a drink.
  • WAVES

    House and techno inside a secret room within Space Plus. 10pm-late. Free entry with password "Space Panda" at the door.
  • Free Beer - Teachers Party

    Back to school party, one hour of free house beer from 6-7pm if you dress up in a school uniform. Happy hour all night for teachers.
  • Space Disco

    House, Nu Disco, Synthwave, City-Pop, Tech House and even ’80, ’90 and rock. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Aug 23 2019
  • Snow Patrol Acoustic Live in Shanghai 2019 [SOLD OUT]

    Post-Britpop indie pioneers Snow Patrol are playing an acoustic set at the Bandai Namco Shanghai Base Dream Hall this August as part of their Asia 2019 tour. The band have been touring Europe with Ed Sheeran for the past few months, and...
  • Old School VS. New School Vol. 2

    SHAKE's six-piece band mixes up the raw funk & soul with millennial classics. Dig deeper! Hip hop, R&B, House, and Techno - it all goes back to funk, soul, rock, jazz, and gospel. This concert is all about exploring those roots -...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Fri Aug 23 2019
  • TGIF!

    Hip hop and house night with DJ Frau on decks and happy hour from 5-8pm for those looking to pregame. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Curfew | on Fri Aug 23 2019
  • Moog Conspiracy

    Moog Conspiracy ́s music is a finely adjusted mix of techno with a minimalist approach combining hypnotic elements with club drive. His musical influences refer in big part to the Berlin Techno Stage, and to the early Detroit sounds....
    • Nightlife | 3NTRY | on Fri Aug 23 2019
  • Queens in Heat

    Summer isn’t over yet. Our Queens are here to serve up a summer show that’s hotter than a Shanghai apartment in summer... without an air conditioner. It’s the end of Summer and the Queens are at boiling point. Bring your sunscreen, show...
    • Arts, Nightlife | Candor | on Aug 23 and Aug 24, 2019
Aug
24
  • Viva Ibiza Sunset Series

    Sunset chill, that Pudong skyline, drinks & bites, electrifying music performances, and more… The WET Bar is getting all IBIZA up in Shanghai's face this summer. It's 250rmb per person, which gets you unlimited cocktails, wines, brews...
  • Bill Is Back

    The murderous Bride is back this Saturday, August 24, continuing her quest for vengeance against the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. But will she succeed? Guest Dj will provide the musical backdrop to this Tarantino-esque evening. Free...
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Sat Aug 24 2019
  • Four Year Anniversary

    Roxie enters its fourth year and promises a "special guest to perform a surprise act" along with DJs Iku Iku and Alynaa. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Roxie | on Sat Aug 24 2019
  • JACK 4 JACK

    JACK 4 JACK is a monthly gathering of Shanghai heads who love true house music. What is true house music? "True house music consists of four main ingredients. A cup of spirituality, a tablespoon of love, a dash of togetherness, and a...
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Sat Aug 24 2019
  • Riddim'n'Vibe

    RnV roll into C’s Bar to bust out the freshest drum & bass and jungle sounds along with some old skool classics mixed in for good measure. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | C's | on Sat Aug 24 2019
  • Sharpshooters Showcase

    Regulars on Shanghai's hip hop scene DJ Reaper & Big Kerm are collectively known as Sharpshooters. Their latest "Showcase" event features the first Shanghai appearance of KRAZY LEE, a mainstay DJ on Guangzhou's hip hop scene since 2015....
  • Sleepyhead

    Free show from former lead singer of Japanese visual band SuG, the neon pop singer liu.
    • Nightlife | LOFAS | on Sat Aug 24 2019
  • Shalanaya - 2019 Launch Party

    Shalanaya is an open air festival full of music, art and workshops. This launch party starts the festivities early, before the full four day getaway. 100rmb including three drinks.
    • Nightlife | 3NTRY | on Sat Aug 24 2019
  • CCS Shanghai 123 Welcome Newcomers

    Shanghai 123 is a free, half-day, and in-depth orientation that gives new arrivals the resources to navigate their first year in Shanghai and beyond. Other topics that will be covered are: Food Safety, Culture Shock, Banking in China,...
  • Stand Up Comedy: The Brexit Special

    Brexit is looming (again!) and to celebrate/commiserate the Shanghai Comedy Bunker in association with The Brit Club is hosting another British special on Saturday 24th at CAGES Bar and Sports, featuring an all Brit line-up of comics...
  • Workshop: Sandals

    Learn how to make casual sandals by hand using macramé knots and patterns. Wedge height: 2.8 cm. Available sizes: 35-39. Book your size at least 2 days in advance via WeChat. 350rmb.
  • Introduction to Meditation Workshop

    The session opens to both beginners and experienced meditators. The session lead you to an in-depth experience and knowledge regarding meditation practices. Meditation techniques, ancient philosophy and theory, its effect on body and...
  • Field Trip: Organic Grape Vineyard and Lotus Park

    Explore rural areas of Shanghai without going too far. Pick grapes in a Jiading vineyard and visit the town where xiaolongbao were born. 250rmb.
  • Tango and Wine Night

    Two glasses of sangria and tapas, plus a free tango class. 120rmb per person, RSVP two days before the event.
    • Nightlife | Xibarita | on Sat Aug 24 2019
  • Viva Weekend Brunch

    Pistolera run a deal for 138rmb/person which includes selected Beast of the East craft beer, house wine, house prosecco, soft drinks, coffee/tea and chilled juices. Brunch items feature everything from a Pistolera Breakfast Burrito to a...
  • Back To School Charity Scavenger Hunt

    The Rooster is holding its annual Back to School Charity Scavenger Hunt. Your teams will be running across Shanghai, trying to tick items off all of your scavenger hunt list, from the strange to really strange. Meet at The Rooster at 2...
  • Old School VS. New School Vol. 2 (Final Show!)

    SHAKE's six-piece band mixes the raw funk & soul with millennial classics. Dig deeper! Hip hop, R&B, House, and Techno - it all goes back to funk, soul, rock, jazz, and gospel. This concert is all about exploring those roots - slamming...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Sat Aug 24 2019
  • East Coast vs West Coast

    Reviving the age-old rift in hip-hop for one night. Scan QR for rsvp.
  • Slice Slice Baby!

    LAIBA and Homeslice are joining forces for the day and doing a 180rmb deal (pre-sale) that gets you two slices of pizza (your choice) and three hours of free-flow Laiba cocktails at Found 158.
  • Acting on Film Workshop

    This weekend is the workshop to learn the Lazetich System, which comes from Drago Lazetich's experience and has helped many students in the film industry. Students can improve their skills with Meisner techniques, pantomime, physical...
  • Goulash Disko

    Fourmï Rouz, is a cross-continental DJ / broadcaster / curator from the multiethnic subtropical island of Mauritius. Now based in Berlin and Zagreb, he returns from a long Eurasian winter tour full of fruitful aspirations. 50rmb.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Aug 24 2019
  • Great British Party

    An afternoon of British fun and networking. 125rmb entry includes two G&Ts, English scones with Tiptree jam and clotted cream. Address on the flyer. All nationalities welcome.
  • Last Bash Before Class

    DaHaHa, Shanghai's indie rock grin merchants, plus the debut from punk rock outfit Poetry in Shorts (FKA Dirty Fingers), blues vibes from Bent Scribe, and flamenco virtuosos ClanDestino. 50rmb pre-sale, 70rmb on the door.
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Aug 24 2019
  • Queens in Heat

    Summer isn’t over yet. Our Queens are here to serve up a summer show that’s hotter than a Shanghai apartment in summer... without an air conditioner. It’s the end of Summer and the Queens are at boiling point. Bring your sunscreen, show...
    • Arts, Nightlife | Candor | on Aug 23 and Aug 24, 2019
Aug
25
  • The Rooftop Pool Party

    Swim on the rooftop pool (not super high but still very nice) of the Pudong Shangri-La at this regular Sunday party by MVP Events, meaning DJs, beautiful people and lots and lots of booze and cocktails. Goes from noon to 6pm. 78rmb...
  • Vintage Market Closing Sale

    Jin Hua is closing and hosting a vintage market on its last day, from furniture to lamps, plates, pots and clothes. Free entry.
    • Community | Jin Hua | on Sun Aug 25 2019
  • Savvy Exchanger Swap, Shop and Sustainability Workshop

    Workshop from Rim Creative Studio, a swap (bring 3 + items and you get a fabric wristband to take from “swap table,” Shop (from Luxury & Vintage Second-hand sellers), drinks/snacks, Vendors (Boomi), and a fortune teller. Free.
  • Live Green Love Eco! Market

    Live Green Love Eco at MoreThanEat is a monthly market to showcase specialty food merchants and eco designers. This month, you'll find eco beauty options from Fernanda Sung, Coco & Clay and more. Don’t forget to bring your used clothes...
  • ERA - Intersection of Time

    Shanghai's most popular acrobatic show is back for a special series of performances, showcasing the gamut of traditional and contemporary Chinese acrobatics from aerial walking, bowl balancing, and trampoline shows to high flying trapeze...
  • Detox Yoga Flow + Tea Tasting

    Do flow yoga followed by a tea-tasting. 268rmb per person or 350rmb for two people.
    • Sports & Recreation | Vita | on Sun Aug 25 2019
  • Anji River Trekking and Swimming

    King Dragon mountain in Anji is famous as the source of the Huangpu River, and is worth a trip for its dramatic scenery, places to swim and the 800-hectare primeval forest there containing numerous flora and fauna under national...
Aug
26
  • Chaos Chaos

    Chaos Chaos is an indie pop band from Seattle, Washington, that is responsible for three songs featured in Rick and Morty. Their song "Do You Feel It?" played over the closing scene of "Auto Erotic Assimilation," during Rick's failed...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Mon Aug 26 2019
  • HTML and CSS Course

    Workshop to learn how to build your first webpage. Free. Register here .
    • Community, Executive | Le Wagon | on Mon Aug 26 2019
  • ERA - Intersection of Time

    Shanghai's most popular acrobatic show is back for a special series of performances, showcasing the gamut of traditional and contemporary Chinese acrobatics from aerial walking, bowl balancing, and trampoline shows to high flying trapeze...
Aug
27
  • From 3200 to 0 & 32 Chapters

    Chinese contemporary dance in two parts. The first half, a fifteen minute performance by choreographer Zhaxi Wangjia, is called "From 3200 to 0" comes out of Tibetan identity. As the altitude changes from one's hometown to here, at sea...
  • Walk the Line

    While growing up in the Great Depression era, Johnny Cash takes an interest in music and eventually moves out of his Arkansas town to join the air force in Germany. While there, he buys his first guitar and writes his own music, and...
  • Viva La Vida

    DJ Tuto takes the decks with Salsa, Bachata and Latin House for Bar Rouge's Latin night. 100rmb cover including a drink.