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  • Funky Teppanyaki DJ/MC/Sax/More

    Funky Teppanyaki features DJ B.O., MC Clem De La Creme and sax-man Torpedo Buoy (maybe more?), putting together a night of funk, rock breaks and old school hip-hop mashed together, on the spot, with freestyle rap and sax solos. Guest...
    Nightlife | C's | Today
  • Celebrating Five: 50% Off All Coffee

    Cafe Del Volcan is celebrating a solid 5 years of selling coffee on Yongkang by doing 50% off all coffee drinks and beans at their location. That's today. They're also having an open-house at their new Minhang location from 2-6pm on...
    Community, Dining | Cafe del Volcan | Today
  • KFK pres. Zainab Johnson

    For the second year in a row, Zainab Johnson's going on stage at Kung Fu Komedy Club. Zainab reached the semi-finals in the 2014 season of Last Comic Standing, and she's in after a successful China tour last year. Tickets are 170rmb in...
    Arts, Community | The Kung Fu Komedy Club | Every Fri, Sat until Aug 19
  • Jazz Season

    JZ Club and Chez Maurice are teaming up for a night of jazz (that's JZ's contribution) at Chez Maurice Bar (Chez Maurice's contribution). This weekend's Alec Haavik (tenor/soprano sax) with with ensemble "Fricion Universe," melding......
    Nightlife | Chez Maurice Bar | Daily until Aug 19 2017
  • Love Bang Soundsystem

    Hip hop, club trax and surreal times this Friday at Le Baron. Dj Caution & Heatwolves are on, mixing throwbacks and the latest bangers fam from 10pm until 4.30am when everyone either passes out or is forcibly ejected onto the streets....
    Nightlife | Le Baron | Today
  • Twerking Competition

    So...yeah. Twerk competition. Cash prize is 1,000rmb, competition starts around midnight. Alyna, DJ Jin and Belliso are on the decks. No need to sign up. 50rmb on the door, includes a free drink.
    Nightlife | Ninja (Xiangyang Bei Lu) | Today
  • Infinity Mind Productions - Flow Musique Label Showcase

    Paco Buggin's been a DJ for a score of years. Literally, 20+, with fifty remixes to his name for the likes of Pete Da Zouk and Cesar Del Rio & Juan Magan. He's on the decks at Celia's with fellow Flow Musique peeps Pepe Mateos and...
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | Today
  • B6C pres. Disco Volante

    Disco Volante's making some odd music, drawing from Detroit techno, post-bop jazz and David Bowie (who is basically a genre anyway). All part of the "Don't Techno For An Answer." 20rmb on the door, which open at 8.30pm.
    Arts, Nightlife | Basement6 | Today
  • Tank Top!

    Sexy men-TANK TOP!! LUCCA 390 invites you to show us your the most impressive body!! Hey men~ Come together soon, take off your usual heavy coats! It's our TANK TOP TIME!! Together with us and enjoy this sexy moment!! Our DJ will provide...
    Nightlife | Lucca | Today
  • The Fourth East Asia Shoegaze & Dreampop & Alternative Festival

    Japanese groups The Taupe, Dive and Cruyff In The Bedroom join Taiwanese act U.TA and local outfits Rubur and Tiny Enigma for a night of staring directly at your shoes, dreampop and alternative. It's 200rmb presale on Douban, or 230rmb...
    Nightlife | YYT | Today
  • Hiking & Waterfall Climbing

    Traveler's Society is offering a nature-focused weekend trip to Gannan, starting August 18 at 8am. Hike on mountain paths along natural streams, check out ancient villages, and have a bonfire party. Sounds pretty idyllic. Costs 999rmb,...
    Travel | Traveler's Society | Today
  • InterNations Shanghai | M Glam

    InterNations is hosting a networking night Friday August 18, at M Glam. They want you to meet people and make new friends in Shanghai's international community. Starts at 8pm, costs 110rmb for members and 150rmb for walk-ins. FYI,...
    Community | M on the Bund | Today
  • OK, Deal! Club 2-Day Tantou Island Beach Camping Getaway

    Okay, Deal! is offering a weekend trip to Tantou Island. Leave Friday, August 18 and take a bus (4 hours) then a boat to the island. You can spend the days swimming and exploring the island. Two options for accommodations: you can camp...
    Travel | OK,Deal! Club | Daily until Aug 20 2017
  • Qiyun Mountain Summer Bash

    Dragon Adventures is offering a weekend trip to Qiyun Mountain. Apparently there will also be a 'bash' with fire dancing, electronic music, and a live band. When you're not at the Dragon Adventures' party, there'll be activities like...
    Travel | Dragon Adventures China | Daily until Aug 20 2017
  • QiYun Mountain Adventure

    Dragon Adventures is offering a 3 day trip to Qiyun National Park in Anhui Province from August 18-20. Trip costs 1080rmb and includes transportation, hotel accommodation, meals, and activity fees for kayaking, obstacle course, and golf.
    Travel | Dragon Adventures China | Today
  • German Gathering (Deutscher Stammtisch)

    The German Club Shanghai's having its monthly gathering at Abbey Road for expats, students, and professionals. The Stammtisch starts at 7pm, free entry.
    Community | Abbey Road (Taojiang Lu) | Today
  • Squad Out! Presents: Lookas & LUMBERJVCK

    Squad Out will be a mashup of powerhouse DJs Lookas and LUMBERJVCK. Lookas is a Miami-based producer who’s making heavy trap even heavier. This year he was named one of Rolling Stones’ Top Ten Acts To Watch, and has played some of the...
    Nightlife | Modern Sky Lab | on Sat Aug 19, 2017
  • ZHU

    In 2014, ZHU hit the the electronic music scene as an anonymous artist with The NIGHTDAY EP. His underground hits accumulated over a half a billion plays and earned the artist a Grammy nomination. ZHU’s follow-up EP featured a...
    Nightlife | Arkham | on Sat Aug 19, 2017
  • Metal Karaoke

    You read that right, it's karaoke night at Shanghai's. Inferno has decided that it's had enough of all these "bands" and "musicians" cramming up the stage, so they're instead inviting every regular headbanger, metalhead and Ripper Owens...
    Nightlife | Inferno | on Sat Aug 19, 2017
  • Life in Color

    Life in Color, "the world’s largest paint party", is coming to Shanghai. It's a US-based event company that's best known for touring this EDM party, that's part rave, part throwing paint at strangers. College students really dig it....
    NOT TAGGED | National Exhibition and Convention Center | on Sat Aug 19, 2017
  • China Social Club - Three Years of Parties

    The China Social Club/Aussie Social Club pairing of Djs PCJ and Frau is turning three years old. So they're throwing a party. They grow up so quick. Soon they'll be off to party college for undergrad degrees in Party Studies they'll...
    Nightlife | Smash | on Sat Aug 19, 2017
  • When Cakes Meet Wine - Pastry & Wine Pairing Event

    BottlesXO and Pate are coming together to do wine tasting and desserts. Five wines selected by BottlesXO with seasonal pastries from Pate. It's 120rmb for BottlesXO app users and 150rmb for everyone else. RSVP only; write to...
    Dining | PATE | on Sat Aug 19, 2017
  • Handle With Care

    Round 4 of Handle With Care: Shanghai's temple of breakbeat. Selectors Beardslap, Turner and Mike Ward are digging up old school hip-hop breaks, acid and '90s classics, modern house and bass breaks. Starts at 10pm, and no cover.
    Nightlife | C's | on Sat Aug 19, 2017
  • Best Friends China Adoption Day

    Best Friends China is hosting an adoption event from 2.30-7.30pm to find good homes for animals in need. It will be at Kerry Parkside (Pudong) on Saturday, there will be cats and dogs up for grabs. All adoptions are free of charge, but...
    Community | Kerry Parkside | on Sat Aug 19, 2017
  • ShPFF 2017 Special Screening

    ShanghaiPRIDE is bringing back 6 films that were top contenders in their June film festival. These ShPFF winners include: A Girl Covered, Blooming Night, Cocoon, Kill the Gay, The Confession, and Two Men. The producer of Blooming...
    NOT TAGGED | Modern Art Base | on Sat Aug 19, 2017
  • Celebrate Indonesian Independence Day

    To celebrate Merdeka, Indonesian Independence Day, Bumbu's hosting a party on Saturday, August 19. Running from 5.30 to 8.30pm there'll be a buffet, followed by games, door prizes, and music. Early bird tickets cost 100rmb for adults,...
    Community | Bumbu | on Sat Aug 19, 2017
  • Yoga x Brunch: Chakra Detox

    Another Yoga Brunch at naked Hub on Hunan Lu, the morning starts at 9.30am with an hour Detox Yoga class led by Fiona Chai. A healthy brunch follows from 10.30am-12pm and will include a Mexican bulgur side salad, half a caesar avocado...
    Dining, Sports & Recreation | naked Hub (Hunan Lu) | on Sat Aug 19, 2017
  • IconX Skateboarding Summer Camp

    IconX's summer camp is still open for the month of August. The camp is for skaters ages 5-15 of all levels, and runs Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm. The program focuses on skateboard skill-building as well as leadership and...
    Community, Sports & Recreation | Iconx (Longteng Dadao) | from Aug 21 until Aug 25, 2017
  • You Paint, We Pour

    A happy hour deal at Roxie, buy one get one on beer, house wine, and house spirits from 6pm-9pm. It'll be a paint and pour event, to get your creative juices flowing. Art packs will be available to purchase or you can bring your own....
    Nightlife | Roxie | on Mon Aug 21, 2017
  • Movie Night Series: Ghostbusters

    If there's something strange in you neighborhood, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!!! Yup, the Pearl will be screening the 80's classic Tuesday, August 22. Happy hour from 5-7pm, burger deal all night (88rmb for a burger and beer),...
    Community | The Pearl | on Tue Aug 22, 2017
  • Concrete & Grass pres. Cigarettes After Sex

    Cigarettes After Sex do ambient pop, slow-burning, cinematic, hypnotic and meditative. It's nostalgic. Melancholic. They like playing in smoky dark rooms. You know, where you can stare at your shoes and think about life, man. They're...
    Nightlife | Modern Sky Lab | on Wed Aug 23, 2017
  • SHFT. pres. bbno$

    bbon$'s a bit of an underground hip hop SoundCloud star. He's just recently linked up with Chinese hip hop artist Al Rocco for "How I Do," and now he's doing a China store. Presale is 100rmb (link:, door charge...
    Nightlife | Arkham | on Thu Aug 24, 2017
  • The Pearl presents Magic Mike Show

    Based on the hit films ‘Magic Mike’ and ‘Magic Mike XXL’, which follow the trials of a male stripper with business smarts and a heart of gold, comes the live show all you ladies have been waiting for. Guaranteed to bring the heat, the...
    Arts, Nightlife | The Pearl | on Thu Aug 24, 2017
  • Thirsty Thursdays

    First cocktail is on the house, and there's a small French snack buffet for 88rmb. Special prices on drinks all night long, from 18-36rmb (wait is that right?). Buffet ends at 12.30am, but the rest keeps going.
    Dining, Nightlife | Chez Maurice Bar | from Aug 24 until Dec 28, 2017
  • Pop Music Concert: ‘One Night in America’

    Featuring an international cast of musicians and performers, “One Night in America” is an eclectic pop music concert show in which the band cycles through the classics of American pop culture, from jazz, and rhythm blues to rock and hip...
    Arts | Majestic Theatre | on Aug 25 and Aug 26, 2017
  • MEGA SENS Vol.2 Optical Art Party

    A 7-hour experience, Mega Sens has been described as ‘a psychedelic feast of hearing and vision.’ This event got its inspiration from the OP Art movement, which became popularized by ‘The Responsive Eye’ a 1965 MoMa exhibition. Using...
    Nightlife | Bandai Namco Dream Hall | on Fri Aug 25, 2017
  • Jazz Season

    Chez Maurice is teaming up with JZ for some nights of jazz. JZ has musicians. Chez Maurice has space for them to play. Match made in heaven. Live music on for Friday and Saturday, with Tokyo-based American trumpet player Neil Stalnaker...
    Nightlife | Chez Maurice Bar | on Aug 25 and Aug 26, 2017
  • OK, Deal! Club 3-Day Beijing Wild Great Wall Hiking, Camping & BBQ Trip

    Ok, Deal! Club is offering a 3-day trip to the Great Wall from August 25-27. They'll also be offering a second trip September 15-17. Spend time hiking the Great Wall, camp next to it, and have a BBQ party at night with the group. Trip...
    Travel | OK,Deal! Club | on Fri Aug 25, 2017