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Oct
20
  • HOLLY SH*T pres. La Dame Noir (Phred Noir & Did Virgo)

    DJs/producer and club owner, Phred Noir & Did Virgo, are teaming up for a special La Dame Noir session in Elevator. La Dame Noir is one the most important club and label in France right now in Leftfield Disco. For the last ten 10 years,...
  • Ballet of The National Theatre Brno, Czech Republic: ‘Black and White’

    Black and White is essentially a contemporary, adapted version of the flagship of the classical repertoire – Swan Lake , however in this production the story is told through the main character of Prince Siegfried, who is going through a...
  • Fifty Shades of Jade

    Super lux hotel Wanda Reign hosts a fancy lounge event with a guest DJ, live performances, "tantalizing treats and affluent aperitifs". Dress code is "seductive chic". Fifty Shades of Jade at the Lavish Wanda Reign. 10pm until late.
  • Chinese Vegetarian Class

    If you're looking for a really unique gift for a foodie in Shanghai, or you just want to add some really exciting new recipes to your own repertoire of meals, check out this vegetarian Chinese Cooking Workshop. "In this 2hr class, you...
  • The Social Affair: Launching the Bar

    Kings of The Bund MVP Events hosts the grand opening of The Bar, located at Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor. Up on an amazing rooftop terrace overlooking Jing'an, guests are invited to come in their fanciest attire and mingle with...
  • Space Sound Afterwork Party

    Space Sounds - Dine Drink Dance, each Friday night afterwork fro 7pm. Special deals on Selected Eats and Drinks. Music by Pedro + Rafa & Lise Olsen.
  • Wellington College Festival of Education

    This year’s Festival of Education is the third festival of its kind and promises to be the best of what is now an annual event that celebrates, debates and explores educational issues. The festival will bring together experts in...
  • Cabaret Show: ‘Glamouresque’

    Return to the “Glamouresque” days of 1940s New York City in this specially themed burlesque performance at Candor. The shows stars vocalist Nargis and Candor’s beautiful angels, Anastasia and Anna with special guests Anna fur Laxis and...
  • Rock Night

    Hometown rockers Limousine crash into the Chair Club for a debut appearance at the venue. Brit rockers, Blue Magpie are set to join in on the fun. Expect a night of new music from both bands and maybe some flying chairs. No cover. Starts...
  • Cabaret Show: ‘Noir Soiree’

    The Pearl invites you to witness a timeless story with a new twist. “A young girl on a sensual journey through the dark seductive corners of her soul.” The new show at The Pearl is an intoxicating mix of classic circus and exotic dance,...
  • Aroop Roy

    DJ & Producer Aroop Roy drops at UNÏCO. The British artist takes a multitude of influences in a characteristic blend of organic elements of jazz, Afro, Latin and funk with the deeper edge of house and disco. Grooves and harmonies from...
    • Nightlife | Unico | Today
  • 'There's A New Quiz In Town!' Quiz Night

    Beef & Liberty is open at K.WAH Centre Shanghai and they're celebrating their store opening with a quiz party. "Build your team with 2 to 6 players maximum and give a fun name to your team. Then send us an email via...
  • Techyaki

    Roxie hosts in guest DJs all weekend long kicking out the grooves. Doors at 8pm both nights.
    • Nightlife | Roxie | Daily until Oct 22 2017
  • Festival of Education

    Wellington College Festival of Education returns in 2017 with dozens of renowned and innovative speakers. They say: "The festival is designed to stimulate debate and purposeful thinking about educational issues. Leading experts will...
  • Shanghai Fashion Weekend

    After the first one in April, Shanghai Fashion Weekend us back — guests are invited to a three-day immersive fashion and pop culture exhibition. Special talks, performances, interactive workshops, pop-up fashion shows, musical events,...
  • Deep House, Sax, Drum, Techno

    2KC crew is expanding their live act. This month they welcome Johannes & Arno: The Franco German duo of DJ and percussion. DJ Metalepse and Dam's will perform B2B with CG on the saxophone. Get ready for an eclectic and dynamic journey...
    • Nightlife | C's | Today
  • SCC Friday Night Showcase feat. Ian Badenhorst

    "Delicate comedy flower Ian Badenhorst is coming out to bloom in his first standup feature set." The very funny Badenhorst has some twisted jokes about the widest range of topics, all delivered with laser precision. He's joined by a...
  • Faith Metal Night

    Inferno hosts a metal night with groove mental from On The Verge Of Extermination, The Naraka, and nu metal band Many Faced God. Sounds sexy. Have at it heshers. 80rmb at the door. Starts 9pm.
  • Hitachino Opening Party

    Quality craft beer Japanese import Hitachino grandly opens their Sinan Mansions venue. They've been pretty low key for the past few weeks. Expect a few beer discounts at the taps to get you into the brand. Starts 7pm.
  • Concert: Cotton Club Night

    The Royal Hombres have been a fixture on the Shanghai music scene from the beginning of time. They held court at the Cotton Club for nineteen years and their music reflects an eclectic mix of blues, jazz and funk. The band is led by...
  • KFK Presents: Ahmed Ahmed

    Ahmed Ahmed is headlining at Kung Fu Komedy, in 3 shows from October 20-21. Ahmed is an Egyptian-American actor and comedian currently on TBS' Sullivan and Sons, but has also had roles in Swingers, Iron Man, and the classic You Don't...
  • Toga Party

    Two nights of togas at classy lounge Lychee. They're hosting an Ancient Greece party for the weekend with special Grecian decor and surprises. And of course -- guests in togas. DJ Fani on the decks playing deep house, special drinks and...
    • Nightlife | Lychee | Daily until Oct 21 2017
  • Customized Yunnan Trip, Anytime 4-9 Persons

    Adventure Channel is offering a trip to Yun'nan for a look at 'a different China.' Get you inner peace on in Erhai and check out the Tiger Leaping Gorge. It's a private tour so you pick the dates, and you can invite 4-9 of your bffs....
  • Holly Friday - Oktoberfest Party

    All night dance club Hollywood gets into that Oktoberfest mood. They're doing discounts on beer to get the party flowing. Buy-two-beers-get-one-free. Doors at 11pm. No cover before 1am for guys; no cover before 3am for ladies. 100rmb...
  • Neon Mansion

    The Mansion raver half-way house hosts a neon party. Wear something white to glow in the dark. Wear something clean to make sure only the right things are glowing. Deep and tech on the stereo from local DJs. Open bar party rules. 100rmb...
Oct
21
  • Snap! Birthday Party

    Has it been one year already!? Celebrate this momentous occasion with Snap's biggest ever party at the W Hotel Shanghai. Expect loads of dance floor action, drag queen extravaganzas, glamorous hosts AND the launch of the very first Snap!...
    • Nightlife | WOOBAR | on Sat Oct 21, 2017
  • Pause for Paws

    Shanghai Animal Rescue was founded by two German friends who stepped up to help homeless animals in Shanghai. Their current project is to export more then 60 dogs from a shelter that will be demolished in December. So come have a drink...
  • Candor pres. ‘The Enchanted’

    “The Enchanted” is Candor’s brand new production inspired by the legendary Parisian cabaret show “Le Crazy Horse de Paris”. Exquisite femmes Anastasia, Anna, Kseniya, and Phanie on stage “tempting you with their carnal intercontinental...
  • Genome 6.66 Mbp First Anniversary Party

    Genome 6.66 Mbp began one year ago, and their parties have since brought the likes of Rabit, Dinamarca, Lao, and Why Be to Shanghai, revitalising the local club scene with cutting-edge sounds and an uncompromising aesthetic. To celebrate...
    • Nightlife | ALL Club | on Sat Oct 21, 2017
  • Volcán Roasting Basics Workshop

    This Saturday is your next chance to join a Roasting Basics workshop. Bring a friend and spend the afternoon from 2-5pm learning from a Volcán Roastmaster what goes into your favorite brew -- before it reaches the barista. 388rmb for...
  • Soweto Gospel Choir

    The Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in Soweto, South Africa, by David Mulovhedzi and Beverly Bryer. The 30-member ensemble blends elements of African gospel, reggae, and American pop music. The group performed at the first concerts...
  • Bar Rouge's 13th Anniversary - Red Saloon

    Bar Rouge caps off their anniversary Wild West extravaganza with one more night of excess. Their hosting in a French-style Can Can show, champagne showers, surprise performances, and more. Here's to another 13 years. Cover is 100rmb....
    • Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Sat Oct 21, 2017
  • Diamonds Party

    "Shining diamond night! LUCCA 390 gives you the most dazzling stage and will all night make you SUPER shine! Give you most enthusiastic scene and subvert your nightclub experience! Let your mood fly!! Come on~Let's enjoy the weekend...
    • Nightlife | Lucca | on Sat Oct 21, 2017
  • DaHaHaLaLand

    Local rock/pop/psych band DaHaHa play a free show at Harley's and invite the legendary duo The Edited Ark - indie/classic metal and Galēən - acoustic prog rock duo with guest keyboardist. (!) No entry fee. Start 9pm.
  • International Indoor Cycling Day

    Spinback celebrates the second annual International Indoor Cycling Day which is dedicated to celebrating all things about being on the bikes - the joy, the challenge, the music, the camaraderie, the community, the burn, and all that...
  • Day Hike Along Shangqing Ancient Caravan Trail

    Shangqing Ancient Caravan Trail, located in Shaoxing County and also known as Huiji Ancient Caravan Trail, got the name cause it connects Shangkang Village and Qinglian Village. It's the only path connecting Shaoxing County and Shengzhou...
  • Shanghai Flaneur New Walk: Greater Shanghai Plan 90 Years After

    Join Iris on a walk through suburban Shanghai, past landmark buildings constructed in the 1930s, explore the Knowledge Innovation Community and end the walk with a stroll down University Avenue, where students from nearby Fudan discuss...
  • Arkham Underground pres. Uncle C

    Arkham Underground showcases the best of art and music culture to Shanghai; with an eclectic selection of DJ’s, producers, and artists of other disciplines. This week's special guest is Uncle C turning in hip hop and trap. 100rmb at the...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Sat Oct 21, 2017
  • International Indoor Cycling Day

    Spinback celebrates the second annual International Indoor Cycling Day which is dedicated to celebrating all things about being on the bikes - the joy, the challenge, the music, the camaraderie, the community, the burn, and all that...
  • Jungle Warriors

    The reggae party is back on at C's. Expect classic club dancehall and authentic reggae vibes with the Far East Lion and Shanghai Yard representing. No entry fee. Selectah!
    • Nightlife | C's | on Sat Oct 21, 2017
  • Storytelling for Growing Business

    Stories have been an essential driver of change throughout human history. More than ever, businesses, entrepreneurs, and leaders have opportunities to stand out, spread messages, and make change through storytelling. The defining...
  • Tea Terraces and Bamboo Forest Hiking

    Wanna Travel heads out for a one-day hike along spectacular tea terraces. Enjoy a breathtaking view from the top, walk through a bamboo forest with and small streams and waterfalls, breath clean air far away from city noise. 299rmb...
  • Concert - Monsters of Rock Live

    If you missed last summer's most talked about rock and roll show, now is your chance to see what all the buzz was about. After the rocking and roaring success of their Arena Rock concert at The Pearl last July, Rawkasaurus Rex is back...
  • Mindfulness Workshop for Kids

    Hey mindfulness is not just for adults these days. Here's a Saturday workshop for kids at Sprout Lifestyle that'll include a series of activities including child friendly meditations, craft building, healthy cooking and eating, all with...
  • French Bangers 26 - Being John Zikovitch

    French Bangers party is back on at The Mansion. Electro and then some with a French touch with all Frenchies on the decks. This one's Electronail's birthday party. Cover: 100rmb with 5 drinks before midnight; 150rmb with six drink after...
Oct
22
  • Shanghai SOUP with LadyFest

    Shanghai Soup is a non-profit networking event that provides funding for small projects within Shanghai. At each event, soup is served, sustainably sourced from local businesses. Each diner contributes 50rmb to the soup. Four local...
  • Tie Up! Party

    Roxie is hosting a rope event and everyone is welcome. An evening with workshops and rope art performance! Beginners, Riggers, Rope Artists, Bunnies, Curious, Local and International visitors are all welcome. Come meet, greet and share...
    • Community, Nightlife | Roxie | on Sun Oct 22, 2017
  • Estonian Voices

    Estonian Voices is an a cappella vocal ensemble, who perform jazz, folk and pop music. The group has been successful in touring Europe, giving shows in Germany, Russia, and Sweden to high praise. Their show is mostly comprised of...
  • NTS Radio Live from Shanghai

    This month China Social Club have a new venue and 4 debut sets for NTS Radio Live from Shanghai. Join them at Uptown RnB as they curate 4 hours of Shanghai’s finest artists, Live from Shanghai. 3-4pm Velvet Robot; 4-5pm Allan Marshall;...
  • 'He She It': Infinite Possibilities of Art

    “He”, “She” and “It” can be combined in unlimited ways; With “It”, “He” or “She” could be writers and literature, painters and art; “She” and “He”, might be lovers or friends, Carmen and clown. “He”, “She”, “It”. Sounds between lips and...
  • China Social Club pres. Moopie (Aus)

    Moopie is at forefront of DJs emerging out of Australia. The man behind the A Colourful Storm label, he has steadily built a reputation as one of the most exciting DJs, taking his singular sound to Europe and Japan, released mixes for...
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Sun Oct 22, 2017
Oct
23
  • Pork Knuckle Monday

    Start the week with a huge cut of meat -- roasted German pork knuckle. Crispy. Tasty. Delicious. Good for sharing. This Bavarian dish comes with cabbage bacon salad OR sauerkraut, bread dumplings, and two Schloß draft beers 0.5L. Dinner...
  • Monday Tomahawk Split

    Every Monday evening at popular neighborhood hangout Bar Centrale, they're serving a 1kg Tomahawk (New Zealand) steak plus side potatoes plus side salad plus one bottle of Italian red for 318rmb. For reservations 6205 1068.
  • Beginner's Dodgeball

    Cages hosts a Monday night dodgeball session in the indoor field in the bar. It's 50rmb for 2 hours of play. It's a pick up game each week, so no set teams. Join a team and meet new people. Starts 8pm.
Oct
24
  • Andris Nelsons & The Vienna Philharmonic

    Founded in 1842, The Vienna Philharmonic is widely considered one of the finest in the world. Led by Andris Nelsons, who has distinguished a name for himself as one of the best young talents on the international scene, the ensemble will...
  • 'Zero Waste Cocktails' - Pursuing Sustainability

    From recycling to water reduction, utilizing 'food scraps' and choosing products with an eco-friendly ethos -- Pierogi Ladies hosts in a guest speaker to talk about sustainability behind the bar. No participation fee. Runs 3 to 4.30pm....
  • Movie Night Series: 'This Is Spinal Tap'

    This one's going up to 11. The Pearl's movie nights return with a screening of the best mock rock doc of all time, "This Is Spinal Tap". avid St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls and Nigel Tufnel up on the big screen at the cabaret club. No entry...
    • Community, Nightlife | The Pearl | on Tue Oct 24, 2017
Oct
25
  • The Shanghai Oktoberfest

    The makers of the Jingan Oktoberfest in 2016 are back with an even bigger tribute to all things Bavarian. The Franziskaner Shanghai Oktoberfest will be hosted from October 25 to October 28, within a big festival tent near the Bund (next...
  • Cabaret Show: ‘Noir Soiree’

    The Pearl invites you to witness a timeless story with a new twist. “A young girl on a sensual journey through the dark seductive corners of her soul.” The new show at The Pearl is an intoxicating mix of classic circus and exotic dance,...
  • Models Night

    MVP's putting on Model's Night at M1NT this Wednesday. You know the drill; drinks, dancing, derring-do. Password "MVP" gets you on the M1NT guestlist and ladies get unlimited drinks until 11.30pm. Table reservations available at 158 0034...
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Wed Oct 25, 2017
Oct
26
  • 2017 WGC-HSBC Champions

    “This is by far the strongest field we will play against for the rest of the year…” Jon Rahm World No.5. Jon Rahm, World No.7 Jason Day, and 2017 Tour Championship Winner Xander Schauffele have all confirmed their debut in the 2017...
  • Burlesque Show: ‘Peep Show Burlesque’

    Live on stage at Candor is Shanghai’s finest burlesque show, “Peep Show Burlesque”, every Thursday this October. Their ladies’ “Varietease” will tempt and tease your senses with their captivating allure. The show features the city’s...
  • Mahjong Showdown

    Hutong School hosts a fun casual night of the traditional Chinese board game Mahjong, teaching you the old art of mastering the popular game. First prize is a whole month worth of Chinese lessons. "So bring a friend, crush or simply come...
  • Wicky Waxy: All Vinyl Open Decks Social Club

    Diggers Without Attitude, unite ! Every last Thursday of each month, Wicky Waxy offers an opportunity to all local vinyl enthusiasts to gather for a social night made of wax. Bring your own records (33/45), book yourself a 20 minutes...
  • A Tale of Mystery

    Mystery and tricks are their daily occupation but for Halloween Blackstone turns into The Coven... October 26, 27, 28 "expect the best from our resident wizards performing live a special Halloween tale... Enter the ring and sit among us...
  • People's Republic of Comedy Halloween Improv Show

    Shanghai favorites, People's Republic of Comedy are back on stage at the Komedy Klub. A night of improv comedy for 50rmb at the door to start off your Halloween celebrations early. Starts 9pm.
  • Unravel: Give

    The monthly storytelling event is on for October 26, with the theme: Give. There'll be 6 storytellers sharing personal tales around on that theme starting at 7.30pm, drinks will start at 6.30. Really getting into the spirit of things,...
Oct
27
  • Get Out - BOO - Halloween Costume Ball

    Xixi Bistro offers two floors of Halloween madness and just about every single local DJ under one roof. Headlining the double-floored monster madness is Que Sakamoto (Jap). Having recently toured Europe with stops in Istanbul's Mini...
  • Cabaret Show: ‘Glamouresque’

    Return to the “Glamouresque” days of 1940s New York City in this specially themed burlesque performance at Candor. The shows stars vocalist Nargis and Candor’s beautiful angels, Anastasia and Anna with special guests Anna fur Laxis and...
  • B6C Halloween Party + Film screening

    B6C will be hosting a Halloween party and the Shanghai screening the horror film 3 Dead Trick or Treaters by indie Canadian filmmaker Tori Langen. "Come to our dungeon and make your costume out of basement 6 junk." They've... got some...
    • Community, Nightlife | Basement6 | on Fri Oct 27, 2017
  • Co:Motion Halloween - Deep Space Horror

    Shanghai house and techno crew Co:Motion bring out a full lineup of their residents for a cosmic night of Halloween debauchery. MIIIA headlines; returning from a tour of Berlin and the Netherlands with deep space bombs. MEDUSA's queen...
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Fri Oct 27, 2017
  • October Rootftop Drinks

    AusChams networking shaker goes to Tops for a full 180-degree panoramic view of the Huangpu river and Lujiazui skyline. Unwind with mates after a busy work week and make new business connections within the Aussie and Chinese community....
    • Community | Tops | on Fri Oct 27, 2017
  • Yellow Mountains Trip

    "Just in one weekend you will see the best scenic spots of the Yellow mountains: Tiandu peak (Celestial path), Farewell Pine, Jade Buddha Screen area and West Canyon (Xihai) as well as ancient street of Tunxi old town!" 1099rmb fee....
  • Halloweekend Mansion: Heaven

    The Halloween weekend (Halloweekend) starts at The Mansion with a Heaven party on Friday and finishes with a Hell Party on Saturday. This is the build-up to the Saturday night. Heavenly open bar deal keeping things lubricated. 100rmb...
  • Entrepreneurial Muscle Memory Gym

    Building an "entrepreneurial muscle memory" means gaining the confidence that you have what it takes to make it through increasingly difficult challenges that come with being an entrepreneur. In the "Muscle Memory Gym", you can assess...