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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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  • Dragon Liver Phoenix Brain: Eight Emerging Artists

    A group show of works by eight young artists opens at OCAT Shanghai this winter. The exhibition is curated by Colin Chinnery and spans photography, film, sculpture and even written word courtesy of rising star Lu Pingyuan. Promising a...
    Arts | OCAT | daily until Feb 12 2017
  • The Molds, TOW, & Non-Plus of Color

    A taste of Beijing's finest underground rock is playing a Sunday show with a side of Shanghai post-punk at Harley's Underground. Out of Beijing, you have The Molds returning with their brand of subdued Jesus Mary Chain alt-rock...
    Nightlife | Harley's Underground | today
  • Party for Planned Parenthood

    The Market plays host to a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood in the States. Food and drink from Shanghai vendors, entertainment from Zmack! improv comedy group, and more fun throughout the day for a great cause. Collected Funds will be...
    Community, Dining, Nightlife | The Market | today
  • UFC 206: Holloway vs Pettis

    The Shed hosts the UFC 206 event. Headliners are Holloway v Pettis and Donald Cerrone vs. Matt Brown -- it's gonna be a waaaaar. No entry fee. Doors at 9.30am.
    Nightlife, Sports | The Shed | today
  • Musical: 'Dani Girl'

    East West Theater presents an adaptation of Christopher Diamond’s musical following a precocious nine-year old’s battle with leukemia. Equally hilarious and heartbreaking, Dani Girl mixes magical escapades between Dani and her...
    Arts | Studio White | daily until Dec 11 2016
  • 'Mongolian Bling' - Film and Talk Event

    Koryo's Rich Beal will present Mongolian hip hop documentary Mongolian Bling at The Apartment. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A about life in Mongolia and how to travel there. 50rmb cover charge including one free drink on...
    Community | The Apartment | today
  • Las Posadas and Christmas Party

    Pistolera hosts a Mexi Christmas with traditional Mexican food on the menu -- tamales (complimented with cornmeal dough and other fillings wrapped up in corn husks) for Posadas. Pistolera is celebrating for 2 days -- at their Hengshan Lu...
    Dining | Pistolera (Pudong) | today
  • All Shall Be Well

    All Shall Be Well are an instrumental indie band from Haarlem, the Netherlands. They build on themes, thresh out their melodies and look for unsuspected harmonies. Their music is highly associative; they liken their music to stories...
    Nightlife | YYT | on Mon Dec 12, 2016
  • Festive Season - The Chalet

    Mr & Mrs Bund takes you on a food journey in a "mountain chalet surrounded by snow, fine food, and wine". They've got an a la carte menu featuring charcuterie, escargots, cheese, raclette, and mulled wine from 50rmb. Goes from 5.30pm til...
    Dining | Mr & Mrs Bund | daily until Jan 31 2017
  • Yang Fudong: Moving Mountains

    Part of a big old art project courtesy of Rolls-Royce, ScOP presets a brand new video work by Chinese contemporary artist extraordinaire, Yang Fudong. The film draws on classical tale The Foolish Old Man Removes the Mountains , which...
    Arts | SCôP: Shanghai Center of Photography | from Dec 13 until Jan 5, 2017
  • Mozart! The Musical

    Mozart! The Musical , by the team of Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay, throws light on the world’s most famous composer both as a historical human being and as a legendary figure of classical music. A youth-oriented, contemporary take...
    Arts | Shanghai Culture Square | from Dec 13 until Jan 15, 2017
  • Travelers Get Together

    Traveler's Society hosts a meet and greet for traveling friends. Lucky draws for free trips, a 25rmb drinks special, and no cover fee. 5% of proceeds donated to the Will Foundation. 7pm.
    Community, Travel | Kartel | on Wed Dec 14, 2016
  • Stand-Up Comedy (In French): Mike Ward

    This show has been postponed to December 14. For inquiries regarding the date change or possible refunds (if needed), please get in touch via the contact details on the flyer. Shanghai Comedy Club and The Pearl host Canadian comedian...
    Arts, Nightlife | The Pearl | on Wed Dec 14, 2016
  • Models Night - Gold Edition

    MVP's Models Night is back at M1NT with another effusive theme and a bunch of give-aways for glam girls. Ladies will be complimented with free cocktails from 10pm to 11:30pm on the 24th floor of the Bund club. Say the password "MVP" to...
    Nightlife | M1NT | on Wed Dec 14, 2016
  • JZ Music pres. The North

    "The North" is a jazz quartet creating imaginative music combining the experiences living in northern countries: Finland, Canada, Sweden and Denmark. Winter jaaaaaaazzzzz. 50rmb at the door. 10.30pm start.
    Nightlife | JZ Club (Julu Lu) | on Wed Dec 14, 2016
  • The Case Against Charities: Green Drinks December Forum

    Green Initiatives organizes a unique debate discussing the role of charities in modern society. "in the spirit of the festive season, we encourage our attendees to come with an open mind, a warm heart, and get ready for a stimulating...
    Community | WeWork (Yanping Lu) | on Thu Dec 15, 2016
  • Yeti pres. Tek.Lun (HW&W / L.A)

    Tek.Lun is Los Angeles based beat maker known for head nodding productions that make your neck sore and feet shift. Leading lights in HW&W record label, the young artist works alongside cohorts like Ta-Ku, Kaytranada, Stwo & Pomo to...
    Nightlife | Le Baron | on Thu Dec 15, 2016
  • Concert: 'Shakespeare In Love'

    Purcell and Handel shared the Restoration theatre’s fascination with classical history and Elizabethan poets. Such a fascination endures to the present day, and to finish the year-long Shakespeare 400 celebrations, Shanghai Grand Theatre...
    Arts | Grand Theatre | on Thu Dec 15, 2016
  • 3rd SBF: One Charming Night

    For three years running composer David Stern and his Opera Fuoco have been invited to the Shanghai Symphony Hall to give the opening concert of the Shanghai Baroque Music Festival. This year, he’s presenting 17th century composer Henry...
    Arts | Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall | on Fri Dec 16, 2016
  • 3rd SBF: Andreas Scholl

    Andreas Scholl performed the role of the “second boy” in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte when he was only thirteen. In 2006, he performed Bertarido in Handel’s Rodelinda at the Metropolitan Opera, which achieved huge success. Now, this rising...
    Arts | Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall | on Fri Dec 16, 2016
  • Techno Train 2 Year Anniversary

    Techno Train pulls into Celia to celebrate their two-year anniversary. DJ Lukas (HK, China) joined by local talent Duster and conductor Lina K. Hop on the train and join a night full of darkness, happiness, and techno-techno-techno....
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | on Fri Dec 16, 2016
  • Light It Snow

    Starting a bit later than last year, The Piazza of the Jing'an Kerry Center has a 16-meter tall Christmas tree and several vendors in wood huts at their Christmas market. Shops here sell scarves, Christmas ornaments, and there was at...
    Community | Jing'an Kerry Center | from Dec 16 until Dec 25, 2016
  • KFK Presents Kurt Metzger

    Kung Fu Komedy finishes 2016 with their biggest act ever, Kurt Metzger. Kurt has written for Inside Amy Schumer, the Chapelle Show, and starred in Louis CK's comedy drama Horace and Pete . This is a show comedy fans won't want to miss....
    Nightlife | The Kung Fu Komedy Club | on Dec 16 and Dec 17, 2016
  • Grand (Re) Opening

    Shanghai's favorite sports bar returns on the scene with a new look. Breezier, nicer, non-smoking, more mature -- and with more TVs than ever before. The opening party gets going from 6pm. In addition to live music, they're giving out...
    Dining, Nightlife | The Camel | on Fri Dec 16, 2016
  • CURRENT: Contemporary Art From Scotland

    This looks good: Minsheng Art Museum presents a second group show of Scotland-based contemporary artists in partnership with University of Dundee Museum's Cooper Gallery. The exhibition focuses on moving image, with a 'Fast-Forward'...
    Arts | Minsheng Art Museum | from Dec 17 until Jan 15, 2017
  • Jiashan Christmas Market

    The Jiashan Market happens every first and third Saturday. On December 19, they are doing a Christmas-themed version. Amelia's is selling mulling spices, The British Kitchen has puddings and mince pies, and other vendors are selling...
    Community | Jiashan Market | on Sat Dec 17, 2016
  • KFK Presents Kurt Metzger

    Kung Fu Komedy finishes 2016 with their biggest act ever, Kurt Metzger. Kurt has written for Inside Amy Schumer, the Chapelle Show, and starred in Louis CK's comedy drama Horace and Pete . This is a show comedy fans won't want to miss....
    Nightlife | The Kung Fu Komedy Club | on Dec 16 and Dec 17, 2016
  • Humbert Humbert Live

    Humbert Humbert is a Japanese folk duo formed in 1999 with Ryousei Sato (vocals and guitar) and Yuho Sano (vocals).T he latest album "FOLK", was a big hit in Japan got them lots of attention overseas. Japanese vocal harmonies and heart...
    Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sat Dec 17, 2016
  • Art for Animals / Fundraising For P4P and PPAR

    The Market hosts an art gallery / fundraiser for non-profit animal organizations (People For Pets) P4P and Paw Pals Animal Rescue (PPAR) in Shanghai. "With this event, we can raise awareness about the always in need animal population and...
    Community | The Market | on Sat Dec 17, 2016
  • Long Shen Dao Reggae Party Tour 2016

    Beijing's classic reggae live band Long Shen Dao brings the reggae party to Mao Livehouse. Featuring ex-members of metal greats Yakza, Long Shen Dao has been spreading the chill reggae vibes a la Bob Markey on world tours and is back in...
    Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sun Dec 18, 2016
  • Croatian Piano Superstar Maksim

    Maksim Mrvica is a popular pianist from Croatia. He started taking up piano lessons at the age of nine and gave his first public performance in the same year. His first record, Gestures, is an album of contemporary Croatian piano pieces...
    Nightlife | Grand Stage | on Sun Dec 18, 2016