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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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  • Six Appeal

    Six Appeal is a world class vocal ensemble infused with impeccable comedic timing and the energy and vitality of a rock band. Swearing off instruments, the award-winning vocal band Six Appeal takes you on a journey that spans decades of...
    Arts | Daning Theatre | Today
  • El Barrio

    Every Wednesday from 9pm, A2 Events hosts “El Barrio” at The Apartment. Drinks deal is buy-one-get-one-free mojito or caipirinhas cocktails till midnight. Live vibes via a South American live band and the resident DJ playing your...
    Nightlife | The Apartment | Wednesdays
  • Ladies Night

    Every Wednesday, the French interns bar hosts a ladies night deal on a special cocktail -- free-flow from 7pm to 10pm. No cover, no questions asked.
    Nightlife | Le Cafe des Stagiaires (Wuding Lu) | Wednesdays
  • Rhum Swing

    Must Grill hosts in fine Caribbean rum (rhum) brand Rhum J.M. for a night of cocktails, authentic Caribbean snacks, and music. Starts at 6pm. 100rmb entry gets you 4 tickets to libations and snacks. Disco and more on the stereo.
    Nightlife | Must Grill | Today
  • Russell Howard ‘Round the World’ Shanghai Show

    UK comedy superstar Russel Howard will make his Shanghai premiere with his “Round the World” tour. Round the World’s UK leg saw Russell playing 10 consecutive nights at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London which broke the record...
    Arts, Nightlife | Yihai Theater | on Thu May 25, 2017
  • #TBT Night

    Every Thursday, DJ Verse@ille and Press Play drop throwback tunes in this Donghu Lu gastropub. Usually a busy place. More chilling, sippin' craft beer, and talking vibe than dancing. They have a contest, where you can post your...
    Nightlife | Liquid Laundry | Thursdays
  • RunnersHai Thursday Series

    Compete against yourself, friends and a field of running enthusiasts every last Thursday of the month. 6.5K around Century Park without crossing traffic or city obstacles - every last Thursday of the month from February to May. Results...
    Sports & Recreation | Science & Technology Museum | Thursdays
  • Arkham pres. Absolut Thursday

    Absolut joins Arkham for some corporate synergy brand love. Every Thursday from May 18 till June 8, Arkham pairs local DJs with drinks specials from the vodka company. 50rmb entry with a free absolute shot.
    Nightlife | Arkham | Thursdays
  • Making Zongzi With That's Mandarin Before Dragon Boat Festival

    Zongzi is popular during the Dragon Boast Festival to commemorate the famous port Quyuan. That's Mandarin is offering a class where you can learn to make Zongzi, as well as learn a little something about Chinese traditional festivals....
    Community, Dining | That's Mandarin | on Thu May 25, 2017
  • Free Open Chinese Classes

    GoEast is offering free open classes for both beginners and intermediate students every Thursday in May. If you are a beginner, you will be introduced to learn Chinese Pinyin System, Chinese Hanzi System, Chinese Numbers and Shopping&...
    Community | GoEast Language Center | Thursdays until May 31 2017
  • Shanghai elRow: Psychedelic Trip

    One of Ibiza's craziest parties makes its Shanghai debut at Linx club. Tracing their history back hundreds of years to stage performances in Spain in 1th 19th century, the 21st century edition is a feast of the senses with actors,...
    Nightlife | Linx | on Fri May 26, 2017
  • Anzelika Cholina Dance Theater’s ‘Anna Karenina’

    Anna Karenina , by Leo Tolstoy, is one of the greatest novels ever written. The 1878 work explores themes which delve deeply into the life of the Russian aristocracy: hypocrisy, jealousy, faith, fidelity, family, marriage, society,...
    Arts | Oriental Art Center | on May 26 and May 27, 2017
  • Les Ballets Eloelle present 'Men in Tutus'

    Les Ballets Eloelle stage their new production "Men In Tutus" — the most spectacular, talented, and hilarious all-male comedy ballet… ever. From the thrilling pirouettes of the male dancers (in male and female costumes) with brilliant...
    Arts | Majestic Theatre | on Fri May 26, 2017
  • Acidsmash

    Allan Marshall and Charp take over Smash for a night dedicated to the 303 and 808 basslines. Acid house to New Wave and Italo. From newer jams from the Acid house revival in LA to the heady days of the Hacienda, you'll be getting your...
    Nightlife | Smash | on Fri May 26, 2017
  • Six- Day Philippine Bohol Island Beach Getaway and Diving Tour

    Join OK,Deal! Travel on their very first trip to the Philippines this Dragon Boat Festival. Scuba dive at one of the best diving places in the world – Bohol Island – a well-known divers haven Relax on one of the beautiful white sandy...
    Travel | OK,Deal! Club | from May 26 until May 31, 2017
  • SHFT. presents CRANKDAT

    The Trap massive is back at Arkham for another huge SHFT event. This time they're hosting in American big drops producer Crankdat. Big sound in the big new Arkham. Taste the goods . 140rmb pre-sale; 220rmb at the door.
    Nightlife | Arkham | on Fri May 26, 2017
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    Tarra Conner Jones

    Tarra Conner Jones is back at Heyday by popular demand. She is a brilliant talent powerfull singer, conjuring up images of Dina Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughn. Hailing from Gainsville, Florida, Tarra has made a name for...
    Nightlife | Heyday | on Fri May 19, 2017
  • Anzelika Cholina Dance Theater’s ‘Anna Karenina’

    Anna Karenina , by Leo Tolstoy, is one of the greatest novels ever written. The 1878 work explores themes which delve deeply into the life of the Russian aristocracy: hypocrisy, jealousy, faith, fidelity, family, marriage, society,...
    Arts | Oriental Art Center | on May 26 and May 27, 2017
  • Four Days, Three Nights Zhangjiajie Trip

    Take a trip out to Zhangjiajie Mountains (sometimes called the Avatar Mountains) and, if you've got the nards, take a walk along the world's longest and highest glass bridge, the one they really checked was safe using sledgehammers and a...
    Travel | OK,Deal! Club | from May 27 until May 30, 2017
  • Italian Dance Wave Asia

    I.D.W. takes the discussion to the next level, while tracing a line of continuity through the years where the dancefloor exploded (thanks to Moroder, Baldelli, Alexander Robotnick), through the clubs between the '70s and '80s that were...
    Nightlife | Dada | on Sat May 27, 2017
  • Commune Market: Rooftop BBQ

    We want the sun on our skin, wind in our hair and BBQ scent in the air! Just steps away from the Nanjing Xi Lu shopping mecca and on the corner of Taixing Lu and Wujiang Lu, Commune Market is bringing you a summer BBQ at naked HUB's...
    Community, Dining | naked Hub (Jing'an) | on Sat May 27, 2017
  • Immanu El 'Hibernation' China Tour 2017

    New Noise presents a five-city China tour for Swedish dream pop pioneers Immanu El to present their new one “Hibernation”. Putting more time and focus into the production than ever before, Immanu El worked with Swedish Grammy nominated...
    Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sat May 27, 2017
  • Dragon Burn

    Dragon Burn is a regional event based on the ethos and principles of Burning Man. The words "Burning Man Festival" probably conjure up images thousands of insane and naked attendees in a desert in Nevada — lusty and heathen images to be...
    Nightlife | SmSh Territory | from May 27 until May 30, 2017
  • Prime Cut, Tasty, Tasty Show

    Tasty tasty local rock bands on stage at Yuyintang. Local heroes Galyean and Blue Magpie are supporting a return to the stage of Brit pop / alt rock band of yore, Girls Like Mystery. Nostalgia rock up on stage at YYT. 9pm. 60rmb cover.
    NOT TAGGED | YYT | on Sat May 27, 2017
  • The Loudspeaker, Moaning Lisa, Pixel Prism

    Local punk bands on stage for a Saturday night show at Harley's: Loundspeaker, Moaning Lisa, and Pixel Prism playing a free show. No cover. Starts 9.30pm.
    Nightlife | Harley's Underground | on Sat May 27, 2017
  • ShanghaiPRIDE Theatre Festival: Chinese Improvisational Theater

    A show that has never been seen before and will never be seen again. Two of Shanghai’s largest Chinese improv teams come together in support of ShanghaiPRIDE – The Sesame Addicts from Zmack Shanghai and Jixingzhe Lianmeng. Show is in...
    Arts, Nightlife | Kaiba (Changning) | on Sat May 27, 2017
  • Summer Beach Party

    Get away from Shanghai's hustle and bustle and explore Qu Shan Island. Don't miss this exclusive two-day beach carnival featuring Shanghai favorite DJ Skinny Brown, performing music from producers across the world and the Caribbean....
    Travel | Shanghai Museum | on May 28 and May 29, 2017
  • Dope Fiends - Join the Rum Revolution

    Dope Shifu brings us a pre summer warm up with their monthly Dope Fiends night and free shots sponsored by Havana Club. International DJs from Italy and South Africa, Kougar and Kepler respectively will be delivering the latest and...
    Nightlife | Dope Shifu | on Sun May 28, 2017
  • Yin Yang Music Festival

    Another festival on The Great Wall of China, organized by party villa The Mansion, and it's dirt cheap and really easy to comprehend. Hey, good for them. They’ve got a daytime stage actually on top of the Great Wall, a night time stage...
    Nightlife | SmSh Territory | from May 28 until May 30, 2017
  • Duan Wu Jie - Dragon Boat Festival

    For 2107, Dragon Boat Festival is happening from May 28 to May 30, with Saturday, May 27 being a make-up work day. Which is... yeah, we know.
    Community | SmSh Territory | from May 28 until May 30, 2017
  • Jazz Guitarist Xiongguan Zhang 2nd Album Release Concert

    Talented Shanghai-based jazz guitarist Zhang Xiongguan celebrates the release of his new album Struggles with backing from Li Shihai, Danny Zanker and Ryan An and an after-party headed up by endy and Damacha. 100rmb cover. Starts 9pm.
    Nightlife | On Stage | on Sun May 28, 2017
  • Shanghai 10 Bridge Half Marathon

    RunnersHai brings back a classic by announcing the 2017 Shanghai 10 Bridge Half Marathon. A 21.09K race that takes the runners across 10 bridges along the iconic rivers of central Shanghai. The route will run alongside of the Suzhou...
    Sports & Recreation | SmSh Territory | on Sun May 28, 2017
  • Soul of Rock

    Local rock and pop bands on stage at Inferno. Olam, Rock Suey, and Howhy playing tunes inspired by classic rock and funk. No cover. Starts 9pm.
    Nightlife | Inferno | on Sun May 28, 2017
  • Christopher 2017 Live in Shanghai

    Christopher Nissen, the 25-year-old Danish singer-songwriter is making a triumphant comeback to China with his Shanghai debut show on May 29 behind his latest chart-topping album Closer . He will be performing as part of Live Nation’s...
    Nightlife | Bandai Namco Dream Hall | on Mon May 29, 2017