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Apr
26
  • Broadway Musical: 'Wicked - The Untold Story'

    Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, an...
    Arts | Shanghai Culture Square | Daily except Mon & Fri until May 17 2017
  • A Bite of China - GoEast Movie Night

    GoEast is presenting top-class Chinese food documentary "A Bite of China" with "5D effects." If you haven't seen it yet, you should. It's broad exploration of China's long and storied history as the home of the original foodies....
    NOT TAGGED | GoEast Language Center | Today
  • Wednesday Night Wings

    On Wednesdays, Austrailian pub The Shed has 2rmb wings from 4pm until they run out with the purchase of a drink (new rule in 2017). The wings come with Heinz barbecue sauce. Pretty good. For more details, check out our experience of the...
    Dining | The Shed | Wednesdays until Aug 24 2017
  • PechaKuchaNight Shanghai Vol 28

    The theme of PechaKucha Night Shanghai #28 is all about creativity and passion. The evening's speakers will share about their latest project, interesting design work, or their passion that might inspire others. Last but not the least,...
    Community | WeWork (Yanping Lu) | Today
  • Community Center Shanghai's 3rd Forum for Expat Service Providers

    Community Center Shanghai is hosting its 3rd annual B2B event forum for expat service providers. They will offer keynote speeches, discussions, and workshops on two main topics: "Shifting markets of Shanghai’s Workforce and Update on the...
    Community | Parkyard Hotel Shanghai | Today
  • Shanghai SIPG v Seoul FC

    The Shanghai side takes on Korean team Seoul FC for a match in the Asian Champions League. Starts 7.30pm.
    Sports & Recreation | Shanghai Stadium | Today
Apr
27
Apr
28
  • Lamp — ‘Songs for Sweethearts’ China Tour

    Lamp is an indie pop, jazz, and alternative trio from Japan. Formed by Taiyou Someya (composer, guitarist, conductor, producer), Yusuke Nagai (vocal, multi-instrument-player, composer) and Kaori Sakakibara (vocal, flute, accordion) in...
    Nightlife | MAO LH | on Fri Apr 28, 2017
  • Flower Power

    Shanghai's favorite retro party Flower Power is back to Bar Rouge Garden in collaboration with MVP Shanghai. Let the blooming flowers shirts you were hiding in your closet dance on your shoulders. Rose, daisy or lily, pick your favorite...
    Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Fri Apr 28, 2017
  • Gate to Otherside

    Beijing-based and Maybe Mars-signed post punk band Gate to Otherside play a rare show at YYT to kick off the holiday weekend. Fans of depressive jangle a la Joy Division, Bauhaus, and Gang of Four, lend an ear. 80rmb entry fee. Starts 9pm.
    Nightlife | YYT | on Fri Apr 28, 2017
  • Big Bamboo Spring Classic

    One of the premiere expat golf events in Shanghai, the Big Bamboo Spring Classic golf tournament returns to the Tianma Country Club in April. Golfers, your 1688rmb ticket includes all day food, drinks, transportation, green fees, goodie...
    Community, Sports & Recreation | SmSh Territory | on Fri Apr 28, 2017
  • Longines Global Champions Tour

    Fans of luxury watches, great hats, and horses jumping over things, this one's for you. The Longines Global Champions Tour brings together the Top 30 ranked show jumpers in the world to compete in prestigious locations around the globe...
    Sports & Recreation | Expo Horse Riding Park | from Apr 28 until Apr 30, 2017
  • Crazy in Love: The Best Cabaret Show

    Friday night's "Crazy in Love" at Candor. They've got singer-performer Nargis and her dancers Anastasia One, Yulia and Hillary on stage, bringing you a 45-minute long broadway-style cabaret with creative team industrial_magic in charge...
    Nightlife | Candor | on Fri Apr 28, 2017
  • Ido Portal to Aboro Academy: Movement X Workshop

    Movement guru Ido Portal and his team are returning to Shanghai and the Aboro Academy to lead an inspirational and challenging two-day workshop that is bound to change the way the participants think about movement and their own...
    Community, Wellbeing | Aboro Academy | on Apr 29 and Apr 30, 2017
  • Lamp 'Song for Lovers' China Tour

    Lamp is an indie pop, jazz, and alternative trio from Japan. Formed by Taiyou Someya (composer, guitarist, conductor, producer), Yusuke Nagai (vocal, multi-instrument-player, composer) and Kaori Sakakibara (vocal, flute, accordion) in...
    Nightlife | MAO LH | on Fri Apr 28, 2017
  • 9th Annual Spring Classic

    Big Bamboo is hosting the 9th Annual Spring Classic on April 28, 2017 at Tianma golf course. A ticket covers a full day of golf, food and drinks, return transportation, and entrance to an after-party at Big Bamboo Hongqiao with Studio...
    Sports & Recreation | Big Bamboo (Hongqiao) | on Fri Apr 28, 2017
Apr
29
  • Longines Global Champions Tour

    Fans of luxury watches, great hats, and horses jumping over things, this one's for you. The Longines Global Champions Tour brings together the Top 30 ranked show jumpers in the world to compete in prestigious locations around the globe...
    Sports & Recreation | Expo Horse Riding Park | from Apr 28 until Apr 30, 2017
  • All That Ji-azz The Drag Extravaganza

    Shanghai's Drag Queens are gathering under a single roof to, presumably, raise it. They've got the Miss Jade on as hostess (expect full-frontal verbal eviscerations), Miss Univers, MoMo, Erica & Fantasia, with support from "Hunky New...
    Nightlife | Candor | on Sat Apr 29, 2017
  • Strawberry Festival

    Strawberry Festival Shanghai 2017Modern Sky's Strawberry Music Festival is one of the biggest and best in the game, bringing China's best indie, punk, metal, and electro talents to the big stage with a smattering of visitors from Europe,...
    Nightlife | Expo Park | from Apr 29 until May 1, 2017
  • Shanghorrorfest Part 2

    “Hell hath no fury like love to HORROR turn’d”. Keeping with the themes of Horror, Hell, and Metal, SHANGHORRORFEST is back with its second edition to bring you a night of supernatural terror with Richard Donner’s 1976 horror classic,...
    Community | Inferno | on Sat Apr 29, 2017
  • Hugh Reed and the Electric Shadows

    Also on Saturday, Scottish skag boy Hugh Reed is in town with his band the Electric Shadows. This Glasgow rocker formerly fronted a band called 'The Velvet Underpamts' who provided support for artists such as Debbie Harry, Simple Minds,...
    Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Apr 29, 2017
  • 3-Day Suichang Country Getaway

    3-Day getaway to Suichang County for some sightseeing above the cloud sea (if you're lucky), hiking in a bamboo forest, checking out some waterfalls and doing a bit of rafting. Price is 1,320rmb including transport, accommodation and...
    Travel | OK,Deal! Club | from Apr 29 until May 1, 2017
  • Rainbow Mountains Adventure

    Go check out the Rainbow Mountains in Gansu Province with Wanna Travel. If you've never seen those, they're these crazy multi-coloured rock formations. UNESCO World Heritage Site, you know. They've also got hanging temples and buddha...
    Travel | Wanna Travel | from Apr 29 until May 1, 2017
  • Silk Road, Dunhuang, Zhangye and Jiayuguan

    This trip covers part of the Silk Road, highlighting Zhangye Danxia, Dunhuang Mogao Grottos, Echoing-Sand Mountain & Crescent Lake, Yadan Devil City and Jiayuguan, from April 29 to May 4. Tel: 188 1733 4279 for info. Price: 4,500rmb.
    Travel | Adventure Channel | from Apr 29 until May 4, 2017
  • Further West, Yellow River Rafting Trip

    Here's your May Day Holiday; besides Gansu, Adventure Channel's taking you to Ningxia, one of the origins of Chinese civilization with a chance for rafting on the Yellow River, from April 29 to May 3. Tel: 138 1831 1256 for info. Price:...
    Travel | Adventure Channel | from Apr 29 until May 3, 2017
  • Nine-Day Tibet Classic Mount Everest Tour

    Join OK,Deal! Travel on their Tibet Classic Mount Everest Tours this Spring and Summer. Enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful scenery of Tibet and visit the most popular tour attractions of Potala Palace, Lake Yamdrok, Mount Everest and...
    Travel | OK,Deal! Club | from Apr 29 until Oct 29, 2017
  • Lishui County Hike

    Take a hike through Lishui County, experience some nature, some culture, maybe some local wildlife, the works. Price is 1499rmb per person including a private bus, meals per itinerary, accommodation for two nights, entrance tickets, and...
    Travel | Wanna Travel | from Apr 29 until May 1, 2017
Apr
30
  • Springwave Sunset 2017

    Taiwan’s Springwave music festival returns for its second year in Shanghai with and electro house-heavy line-up of international DJs over two days of festival. Transpiring in the Dishui Lake area in Pudong, this years headliners include...
    Nightlife | Shendi Ecology Park | on Apr 30 and May 1, 2017
  • Opera: Mozart's 'Così fan tutte'

    From the mind of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and conducted by René Jacobs of the Freiburger Barockorchester, Shanghai gets treated to a world class operatic performance. The semi-staged production highlights aspects of Così fan tutte, an...
    Arts | Grand Theatre | on Sun Apr 30, 2017
  • JZ Spring 2017: Sharing Music & Love feat. Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir

    An annual event from April 30 to May 2, brought to you by JZ Music, JZ Spring 2017 sees over a hundred local and international jazz musicians invited to perform in the park, on the streets, and at one of the premier concert venues in...
    Arts, Nightlife | Shanghai Centre Theatre | from Apr 30 until May 2, 2017
  • The Best Pessimist

    Saturday night On Stage is hosting post-rock project The Bass Pessimist. A one man project from Ukrainian musician and composer Sergey Lunev this guy lays down the heavy stuff. If anyone knows how to churn the real deal in dark ambient...
    Nightlife | On Stage | on Sun Apr 30, 2017
  • thruoutin, Peng Zhuang, Laughing Ears

    Beijing's original mad man on the electronic Pi Pa, thruoutin returns to Shanghai for a special holiday Sunday show. Known across the Middle Kingdom for his sultry atmospheric beats and strumming technique thruoutin sings both in...
    Nightlife | Basement6 | on Sun Apr 30, 2017
  • Southern Great Wall Hike

    Take a serious hike with Wanna Travel to the Kuocang mountains, enjoy some of that East China landscape and check out this the "Southern Great Wall of China" near Linhai. Did you know China had a Southern Great Wall? It's a revelation....
    Travel | Wanna Travel | on Apr 30 and May 1, 2017
May
1
  • Labor Day

    May 1 is an official state holiday -- Labor Day. AKA eat pizza and watch an entire season of whatever you happen to be watching day. Have a good one.
    Community | SmSh Territory | on Mon May 1, 2017
  • Springwave Sunset 2017

    Taiwan’s Springwave music festival returns for its second year in Shanghai with and electro house-heavy line-up of international DJs over two days of festival. Transpiring in the Dishui Lake area in Pudong, this years headliners include...
    Nightlife | Shendi Ecology Park | on Apr 30 and May 1, 2017
  • JZ Spring 2017: Sharing Music & Love feat. Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir

    An annual event from April 30 to May 2, brought to you by JZ Music, JZ Spring 2017 sees over a hundred local and international jazz musicians invited to perform in the park, on the streets, and at one of the premier concert venues in...
    Arts, Nightlife | Shanghai Centre Theatre | from Apr 30 until May 2, 2017
  • Spring Special

    From April 1 to April 30 you can enjoy a whole body cryo for just 150rmb versus the regular price of 350rmb. To take advantage of this deal you just have to time your visit during the following hours: Jing'An cryocentre: 9.30am to...
    Wellbeing | Cryo World (Xintiandi) | on May 1 and Apr 30, 2017
May
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May
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