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Feb
24
  • British Invasion feat. The Japanese Beatles

    The Fab Four from the Far East return to The Pearl with another night of nostalgic big beat music. It's a swinging '60s party at the cabaret club with live Beatles classics on stage throughout the night. Dress the part. Groovy baby....
    Nightlife | The Pearl | Today
  • Foreign Bodies: Katsuki Nogami

    The third in a series of exhibitions examining issues of posthumanism, this one sees Japanese artist Katsuki Nogami bring ongoing project Yamada Taro to Shanghai as part of his wider solo.
    Arts | Goethe Institute | Daily until Mar 24 2017
  • ROCK N' ROLL SAVED MY SOUL

    Old School Rock'n Roll party. "Rock Suey will bring you all the amazing cover songs to party on. Olam will be representing Soul Rock and Buzz will throw down some punk rock." Expect classic rock like the Beatles, some 80s stuff, and some...
    Nightlife | Inferno | Today
  • BODYLICIOUS!

    "HEY! SHAKE YOUR BODY! Come and feel the night together! LUCCA will take you swim all the HOT night! Just dress up and hands up! Follow our dance! Let's hot your most desired night! COME ON DEARS! Don't stop~ All nice guys are right...
    Nightlife | Lucca | Today
  • Fashion Friday Night

    Every Friday is Fashion Friday Night at esee Lounge & Restaurant. Cocktails are 58rmb, food's between 80-300rmb. Dress code's "be fashion, be cool." Dinner starts at 6pm, party starts at 9.30pm. First show is 9.45pm, second show is 11pm.
    Nightlife | Esee Lounge & Bar | Fridays until Jun 30 2017
  • East West pres. 'Prelude To A Kiss'

    Nothing could be more blissful than a young couple on their wedding day — until a mysterious old man appears. With an innocent kiss, whole worlds are turned upside-down, as the bride and the old man switch bodies, with craziness and...
    Arts | Top O' The Mark-et | Daily until Feb 26 2017
  • VONDA7

    Celia just got a last minute international guest booking for Friday night from 1am-4am. Vonda7 (Last Night On Earth, Suara - Berlin,DE) is playing. Support by Jasmine Li. Cover is 100rmb and includes a drink. Doors at 11pm.
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | Today
  • The NSFW Show

    Ennis F.W. (of Qi-POW! Burlesque and House of TBD fame) serves as Master of Ceremonies for live late-night variety show THE NSFW SHOW. An exhibition of circus, burlesque, and comedy, the NSFW Show features Shanghai's new and upcoming...
    Arts, Nightlife | Harley's Underground | Today
  • Shang High Presents Jamie Passenger

    Shang High crew brings you Jamie Passenger, he of Changsha's dominant underground venue Resident. Jame's deep and melodic vibes will be supported by Shang High's resident Pandah boys, to make sure you get a solid tech-house start to the...
    Nightlife | C's | Today
  • Momentum

    MOMENTUM is a party-concept focused on electronic music experiences based on House & Techno, with the guiding mantra of "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." They're starting their residency at CELIA. Price is 100rmb including a...
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | Today
  • Mansion Art

    The Mansion's always been interested in art as well as music. They've got exhibitions, magazines and performances, and so they're dedicating the night to all the artists who've come to Mansion in past years and the artist in you! Yes...
    Nightlife | The Mansion | Today
  • When You Were Young - Improv Comedy

    Here's the deal: go to this show. Share your childhood dreams and stories with the Zmack team. And they'll make a play out of it. Live! Free! Yay! Starts at 8pm.
    Nightlife | Kaiba (Jing'An) | Today
  • Shanghai and Seoul Night

    Yuyintang welcomes Manju Pocket from Seoul, Korea in an eclectic night of rock. Support from Shanghai based bands Galēən (Split Pants), Limousine, and Dahlia Rosea. Starts at 8pm.
    Nightlife | YYT | Today
  • Favela Chic

    The Fellas hosts a trip to Brazil without leaving the Bund. They're celebrating the Carnival do Brasil with a live band, dancers, tapas, and drinks specials. Info and reservations: 139 1648 9071. Starts 8pm.
    Nightlife | The Fellas | Today
  • BBox Battle with Cash Prize|DJ DUDE DAWG

    Ninja Bar competition is on again! You pros don't miss out on the B-Box competition this Friday. The one that receives the most cheering is the winner of a 500rmb cash prize. The competition starts at midnight. No need to sign-up, the MC...
    Nightlife | Ninja | Today
  • Slowmance | Allan MarshallBday Jam

    Slowmance's first show of the year features an allstar line-up of DJs, friends and co-conspirators to help celebrate Yeti Dis:ko boss and Slowmance Resident, Allan Marshall's birthday. Miki Discosnot, Holly Sh*t's Thoma & Charp and...
    Nightlife | Elevator | Today
  • Tou-JAM pres. Get-Down - Old School Hip Hop

    Snap on your fly-green socks for a night of James Brown drum beats and Little Feats; Menace II Society and House Party II (The Pajama Jam)!; Boogie Down and Mass Productions; Big Daddy Kane and Too Short; CL Smooth to 1, 2, and 3...
    Nightlife | Dope Shifu | Today
  • February Aussie Drinks

    Aussie Drinks moved to Bang in the IAPM Mall. They're offering a great selection of Australian beers, fantastic raffle prizes, and good company. No RSVP required, please contact Holly Hong at holly.hong@austchamshanghai.com with any...
    Community, Dining | Bang by Mr. Willis | Today
  • Minimalist pres. Jozef K (Acid Test, Sankeys, BBC Radio 1)

    Following another successful year which included releasing on formidable record labels Acid Test and Chiwax as well as Fire house and Skint, multiple appearances on BBC Radio 1, and being asked to do a mix for Pete Tong's 'Essential Mix'...
    Nightlife | Dada | Today
  • Live Music

    Fatburger's got burgers and live music for you on a Friday night, courtesy of a South American band - Maria, Rafael & Jose Luis. No entrance fee, starts at 7pm and goes until 10pm.
    Nightlife | Fatburger (Shanghai Tower) | Today
  • Bollito Chef's Table

    "Bolito was born as the RICH DISH of the POOR PEOPLE of Piedmont Valleys some centuries ago. 7 primary cuts, 7 secondary cuts, bagnetti e mostarde, classic sides. Farmer platter as starter, finishes with Granny Apple Pie. Limited...
    Dining | Atto Primo | Today
  • Free Lunch

    Free buffet ticket for the lunch at Bundbowl if you play one of their games! A game of bowling'll cost you 37rmb. For which you'll also receive a free ticket for a buffet lunch. Bowling + buffet. Every day from 12-2pm.
    Dining | Bund Bowl | Today
  • Cabaret Rouge

    Talented singer Nargis and professional dancers Anastasia & Anna are putting on a show influenced by the musical "Cabaret." No cover charge, show starts at 10pm.
    Nightlife | Candor | Today
  • Yellow Mountain Signature Adventures

    Yellow Mountain, also known as Huangshan. Located in Anhui province and an absolute must-see destination when staying in China, it has served as inspiration to Chinese painters for hundreds of years and was also a muse for the world of...
    Travel | Dragon Adventures China | Daily until Feb 26 2017
  • Yellow Mountains w/ Student Discount

    Preliminary heads-up: you need to book at least 2 weeks in advance on this trip, that's this Friday, Feb 10. It's a 3-day trip to the famous Yellow Mountains where you'll see all the classics; Ao-Fish Peak, Farewell Pine, Jade Buddha...
    Travel | Wanna Travel | Daily until Feb 26 2017
  • Chic 'n' Pop - Carnival Grooves

    The second day of the three-day carnival at Unico is their Chic 'n' Pop night. Brazilian and urban vibes from s.Kiv and Mr. Pop -- nu soul, disco, funk, and more. This one's taking you to the heart of "Bloco da rua" where the Samba...
    Nightlife | Unico | Today
  • Super Rugby LIVE

    Super Rugby LIVE starting from Feb 23 at rugby sports bar The Caxton. Check their WeChat (it's on their listing) to get their games schedule.
    Nightlife, Sports | The Caxton | Daily until Feb 25 2017
  • Meetup and Free Networking!

    Wanna Travel's E.L.T. Expats/Locals/Travelers community is doing another networking night. They say, "Meet dozens of people of different nationalities, age and professions, play ice-breaking games, win a lucky draw from EnjoyShanghai,...
    Community | Wanna Travel | Today
  • Taiko Drum Show

    Japanese Taiko Drummers shows at DOZO every Friday at 8pm and 10pm.
    Dining, Nightlife | Dozo | Fridays until Mar 31 2017
  • The New & Improved Friday Market

    International food, take-away meals, baked goods and quality products and services at Community Center Shanghai's revamped Friday market. Pre-ordering available, plus Talk and Demo of the Day, and raffles. Entrance is free. Starts at 10pm.
Feb
25
  • Chen Yujun: The House Cannot Forget

    A two-part exhibition also taking place at Arario Gallery over on Hengshan Lu, Chen Yujun’s solo draws on the artist's native Fujian province. BANK hosts an installation titled The House Cannot Forget : taking the form of an abstract...
    Arts | BANK Gallery | from Feb 25 until Apr 16, 2017
  • Chen Yujun: The River Never Remembers

    The second of a two-part exhibition (stop by BANK Gallery for the first), The River Never Remembers comprises mixed media works on paper and installations from Chen Yujun’s Mulan River project. Both segments of the show draw...
    Arts | Arario Gallery II | from Feb 25 until Apr 16, 2017
  • Zhou Li: Shadow of the Wind

    Hunan-born artist Zhou Li's new abstract paintings go on show at Yuz Museum this spring. Comprising works on canvas alongside sound installations, Shadow of the Wind plays on the senses to reveal different perspectives when viewed close...
    Arts | YUZ Museum | from Feb 25 until Jun 4, 2017
  • Timmy Trumpet

    Timothy Jude Smith (better known by his stage name, Timmy Trumpet) is an Australian house DJ and producer. Smith made his big break in Ibiza; playing live trumpet solos over electronic dance music tracks during DJs shows. He has...
    Nightlife | MYST | on Sat Feb 25, 2017
  • ShangHorrorFest Part 1

    A night for fans of horror films and heavy music. ShangHorrorFest features the cream of Shanghai's metal bands crop -- Machinery of Other Skeletons, Thy Blood, Hitobashira, and Crying Scarecrow -- laying down a show after the 8pm...
    Community, Nightlife | Inferno | on Sat Feb 25, 2017
  • Daniel Harding and London Symphony Orchestra I

    One of the world’s most famous and acclaimed orchestras led by Daniel Harding. Born in Oxford, began his career assisting Sir Simon Rattle at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, with which he made his professional debut in 1994....
    NOT TAGGED | Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall | on Sat Feb 25, 2017
  • Room 303 pres. Zac Watz (Twisted Donut / HK)

    Room 303: a monthly hosted by MIIIA dedicated to outer space tripping, acid bassline illusions, losing control and the techno that takes you there. Having learned to spin on vinyl in Canada over a decade ago, Zac Watz has been quietly...
    Nightlife | Elevator | on Sat Feb 25, 2017
  • French Karaoke Night and Party

    The Pearl hosts a night of French culture and music with guests from the audience invited up on stage to render a classic chanson or two. They've got a giant karaoke rig with a 7-meter screen, and a large selection of songs from the '60s...
    Nightlife | The Pearl | on Sat Feb 25, 2017
  • Riddim 'n' Vibe

    Riddim 'N' Vibe touches down at C's this February for a night of UK drum and bass music from across the spectrum. Dj's Rabbit, Resinate and Shohei will be in the booth alongside Shanghai's own rasta Mc Jado. No entry fee. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | C's | on Sat Feb 25, 2017
  • The Phenomenal Terra Conner Jones

    Cocktail and jazz bar Heyday is hosting a new talent this week, powerhouse singer Tarra Conner Jones from Gainsville, Florida. She's made quite a name for herself, performing in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Color Purple, The Wiz and...
    Nightlife | Heyday | Daily until Feb 25 2017
  • Peace Hotel Swing Dance Ball

    The Fairmont embraces their Old Shanghai roots, hosting a swing dance party. Dress code is vintage formal. 150rmb entry fee, includes a drink. Couples and singles welcome.
    Nightlife | Fairmont Peace Hotel | on Sat Feb 25, 2017
  • Italian Dance Wave pres. Fabrizio Mammarella

    Fabrizio Mammarella (Slow Motion Records) 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...
    Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Feb 25, 2017
  • Secret Garden

    M1NT team up with MVP to create a Secret Garden in the Bund club. "The venue will turn into a mysterious and secret place where you can embrace your dreams for one night." Sounds delightful. Special performances and decor. Free entrance...
    Nightlife | M1NT | on Sat Feb 25, 2017
  • Latin Dances Classes

    Every Saturday, Pistolera hosts a Latin dance class. Starts at 4pm with a different style every week. Two drinks, chips and salsa, plus the class is 150rmb. Contact them ahead to reserve your spot.
    Community, Nightlife | Pistolera (Xuhui) | from Feb 25 until Aug 26, 2017
  • Lose Your Face

    Lose Your Face crew Jode and Beardslap return to Reel To Reel with guest DJ Beast. Expect bass driven, UK style house, breaks and more on a thumping good system. Consistently bangin'. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | Reel To Reel | on Sat Feb 25, 2017
  • Bass Music Party at the New Amber

    A night of booming bass at the new incarnation of Amber Lounge on Nanjing Lu (next to Windows Garage). A bunch of DJs throwing down "with musical elements like hip hop, Trap, hardtrap and brostep." Brostep party. 100rmb entry fee,...
    Nightlife | Amber Lounge | on Sat Feb 25, 2017
  • Electropical - Farewell to the Carnival

    Unico rounds out their three-day Carnival party with a special Electropical. Expect a kaleidoscope of rhythms, beats and sensations. Live percussion and dancers. Big Brazilian beats -- Latin house, Afrobeat, electro pop and more. No...
    Nightlife | Unico | on Sat Feb 25, 2017
Feb
26
  • Sergei Krylov

    Famous Russian violinist and conductor Sergei Krylov performs in Shanghai. Since 2008, Sergej Krylov has combined his solo career with the work of a conductor. In this capacity he has collaborated with such orchestras as the English...
    NOT TAGGED | Shanghai Concert Hall | on Sun Feb 26, 2017
  • Day Trip to Natural Hot Springs

    Wanna Travel's taking you to a natural hot spring resort for a day of chilling. There are 33 indoor and outdoor hot spring baths, baths with milk, lavender, rose, red wine, ginseng and coffee. There's a sauna, a gym, unlimited water and...
    Travel, Wellbeing | Wanna Travel | on Feb 26 and Feb 27, 2017
  • Mad Men Sundays

    "Your favorite retro Manhattan-style watering hole Shake is launching its Mad Men Sundays, giving you just the excuse you needed to extend the weekend and see it out in style. Any cocktail from the Shake menu for only 45rmb... and yes,...
    Nightlife | Shake | from Feb 26 until Jun 25, 2017
Feb
27
Feb
28
  • Movie Night Series: 'Saturday Night Fever' (1977)

    Cabaret club The Pearl hosts a screening of Saturday Night Fever on their big screen. Disco era classic staring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a working-class young man who spends his weekends dancing and drinking at a local Brooklyn...
    Community, Nightlife | The Pearl | on Tue Feb 28, 2017
Mar
1
  • Beer Tasting Night

    Marc Lemay from Dubuisson Brewery is coming to Shanghai. Founded in 1769, Dubuisson Brewery is one of the oldest and most authentic breweries of Belgium. Hops Magazine and De Refter Belgian Brasserie invite you to join their first Beer...
    Nightlife | De Refter | on Wed Mar 1, 2017
Mar
2
  • Le Bordelais Bordeaux Week Vol. 4

    Back by popular demand is Le Bordelais' popular wine week dinner plus wine promotion. 148rmb gets you a five-course set mean with two classes of Bordeaux. They're hosting the "true Bordeux" food and wine experience until March 12. Menu...
    Dining | Le Bordelais (Bund) | from Mar 2 until Mar 12, 2017
  • China Restaurant Week 10th Edition

    DiningCity, the online dining guide, hosts the 10th China Restaurant Week in collaboration with Citibank from March 2 to 12. For the occasion almost 400 restaurants are hosting lunches and dinners from 68rmb and 108rmb respectively....
    Dining | SmSh Territory | from Mar 2 until Mar 12, 2017
Mar
3
  • 12 inches of Fun x Holly Sh*t pres. Fantastic Man (Superconcious//Love on the Rocks/Berlin)

    Melbourne-bread, Berlin-based Mic Newman aka Fantastic Man might be one of the most interesting house producers in current years. His releases all share an attraction for the psychedelic, the trippy, the drawn out musical journey. Mic...
    Nightlife | Elevator | on Fri Mar 3, 2017
  • Lotus Rouge

    Bar Rouge's setting up some sort of vice-ridden gambling den. "A weekend for gambling... Lotus Rouge will reveal its mysteries for two nights to all of Shanghai on 3rd and 4th of March. Pass the red door and enter the world of luck (or...
    Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Mar 3 and Mar 4, 2017
  • Bettina Rheims + Serge Bramly: Shanghai 2002

    French photographers Bettina Rheims and Serge Bramly revisit a series of images taken by the pair in 2002 that sought to capture the spirit of women in Shanghai. Grandly opens Thursday 2 March, 6-7.30pm.
    Arts | Shanghai Gallery of Art | from Mar 3 until Mar 25, 2017
  • Tempalay (JP) China Tour

    Tokyo-formed Tempalay have taken their psychedelic indie-pop tunes to audiences across the world, including at their homeland's Fuji Rock and the US of A's SXSW. They come to Shanghai for what ought to be a fun night in the confines of...
    Nightlife | YYT | on Fri Mar 3, 2017
  • Open Days at Britannica International School

    Britannica International School, Shanghai has two open days in March, where they will welcome prospective families for a tour and presentation about their school. The program on each day: "9:30-10:00 – registration in the school’s foyer...
    Community | Britannica International School Shanghai | on Mar 3 and Mar 4, 2017
  • Let's Go... Pandas & Giant Buddha in Chengdu

    Here's your chance to explore the chilled-out city of Chengdu, and visit China's cutest critters, the Pandas. Check out the panda breeding center, the incredible giant Buddha statue at Leshan, take a walk through Jinli Street and the...
    Travel | Traveler's Society | from Mar 3 until Mar 5, 2017
  • Let's Go... Paragliding

    Traveler's Society brings back it's paragliding trip. "It's time to hit the sky... this weekend trip is all about paragliding over a beautiful mountain facing the East China Sea, making and lighting our very own Chinese flying lanterns,...
    Travel | Traveler's Society | from Mar 3 until Mar 5, 2017
  • Zhangjiajie: Avatar Mountain & The Longest Glass Bridge

    Wanna Travel takes you to the so-called Avatar Mountains of Hunan Province, Zhangjiajie. You'll see all the big spots on a weekend-long trip; the National Forest Park, the Avatar Mountains, Hallelujah Mountains, the natural bridge,...
    Travel | Wanna Travel | from Mar 3 until Mar 5, 2017