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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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Dec
12
  • B1G1 on Rib-Eyes

    Every Tuesday at Yasmine's, they offer a buy-one-get-one deal on their rib-eye steaks. Deal is valid for the whole day, from 11am opening time. Thrifty Tuesday steak meal for meat lovers. Prices from 178rmb. No valid during holidays.
  • Hanukkah at Tock's

    Tock’s is frying up latkes for Hanukkah. Really, what better place to be on Hanukkah than an authentic Jewish deli? Tock’s serves matzo ball soup and latkes – almost as good as your Bubbe’s! They've also go Reubens, pastrami sandwiches,...
  • Milanese Night

    Every Tuesday night they go Milanese down at Bar Central. A Milanese chicken or beef with home fried and a beer (or glass wine or soft drink) for 68rmb. Available from 6pm.
  • Suckling Pig Night

    Upscale Chinese restaurant PuBen by Jereme Leung hosts a suckling pig feast every second and fourth Tuesday every month. It's 238rmb per portion of suckling pig. Additional 58rmb for a glass of sparkling wine.
    • Dining | Puben | Tuesdays
  • Tuesday King's Crab Leg Special

    Fancy wine lounge hosts a Tuesday seafood deal to go with the vino. They're serving a Tuesday feast of King's Crab leg with lemon garlic butter and white wine sauce for 199rmb. Available from 6pm.
    • Dining | Fumo | Tuesdays
  • Turkey Tuesday

    Get a whole turkey leg and two small craft beers for 149rmb. At Zapfler you'll find craft beers, craft liquors and homemade German food. The craft beers range from an IPA to a German Hefeweizen which can be paired with homemade...
Dec
13
  • Tap takeover ft. Goose Island President

    Meet Goose Island President Ken Stout at the Camel next Wednesday from 7pm. He will be telling the story of Goose Island. Price is 100rmb and includes 4 Goose Island beers.
  • Models Night

    You know the drill. It's ladies night again at M1NT with MVP presents hosting the show. Special performances and DJs, along with the free drinks until 11.30pm with the password "MVP" at the door. For table reservations, hit up 158 0034...
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Wed Dec 13, 2017
  • Let’s Go…Trekking on Wuyue’s Ancient Trail

    Traveler's Society is offering a weekend trip to nature, specifically a trek down Wuyue's ancient trail, which includes lake and waterfall views. The trip costs 759rmb if booked before November 30, 959rmb if after. Check Traveler's...
  • Wednesday Steak Night

    Buy any steak from the Sasha's menu and get second one for free. Conditions: No takeaway or doggie bags. Subject to availability on the night, please reserve to ensure availability 6474 6628. Available from 6pm.
    • Dining | Sasha's | from Dec 13 until Dec 13, 2018
  • Nights of Animation Movies

    Shaving in the Dark is organizing a once-a-month animation movie screening at My Place Ruin Bar. They'll be showing animation movies from different styles, lengths and origins. "We're always looking for the little gem, so if you have...
Dec
14
  • ‘Legally Blonde’: The Broadway Musical

    Based on the adored Metro-Goldwyn -Mayer hit movie, Legally Blonde: The Broadway Musical is a fabulously fun international award-winning Broadway Musical that follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes,...
  • Ideal Home Show

    Founded in 1908 in the UK, Ideal Home Show has attracted more than 70 million consumers and has been recognised as the largest existing consumer event for home decor. This heritage event will take place in Shanghai for the first time...
  • Yang Jing Bang Noodle House

    Occasional Inauthentic Chinese Food pop-up series Yang Jing Bang returns for the last time in 2017 - this time doing another Noodle House. They've collaborated with Jason Li, a London-based Shanghainese with his own supper club this...
  • Candor Cabaret Show: Chicago

    ‘Chicago’ is the longest running American musical in Broadway history with 6 Tony’s under its belt. It was also made into a movie in 2003 with Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta-Jones that won the Academy Award for Best...
  • CINEMQ 19: 'Blue'

    It's almost a year since awards season outlier Moonlight took Best Picture at the Oscars. It was the first time that a queer themed film had won cinema's most prestigious prize; but, for some, this wasn't a cause for celebration....
    • Community, Nightlife | ALL Club | on Thu Dec 14, 2017
  • A Canadian Christmas Thursday

    The Canadian Club is down at their home base The Cannery celebrating with a free-flow on a Canadian traditional holiday spread (it's basically the same as everyone else's). Free-flow Christmas Dinner for 288rmb. Christmas special...
  • Rock for Charity

    A concert featuring student-teacher rock bands playing to raise money for Blessing Hands. Blessing Hands helps students from primary to college level with school aid, as well as getting resources into primary schools like water...
Dec
15
  • A Place To Bury Strangers China Tour 2017

    Setting tinnitus-inducing noise-pop against a tension-wracked JoyDivision-meets-Slowdive backdrop, this Brooklyn trio drenches lovesick indiepop in sheets of deafening static and distortion. They have been called the loudest band in New...
  • Moulin Rouge

    Every Friday during the month of December, Candor presents a cabaret tribute to “Moulin Rouge”. A glass of absinthe ought to get you in the mood for tales of reasonably-priced love, negotiable romance, and inevitable betrayal as told...
  • Hardwell

    Hardwell, Dutch electro house DJ, record producer and remixer — and world’s Number 1 DJ in DJ Mag 2013 and 2014 (currently number 4) returns to MYST for another crazy night in the megaclub. A fixture at Ultra Music Festival, Sunburn and...
  • ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ - Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

    Strauss’ peerless opera Der Rosenkavalier, set in Vienna, premiered in 1911 and a silent film version followed in 1926. At the London premiere, at the Tivoli Theatre on the Strand, Strauss himself conducted his arrangement for chamber...
  • Footprint 6th Anniversary with Julia Govor

    Beijing (and Shanghai)-based house and techno music promoters turn 6, celebrating in the big room at Arkham with special guest Julia Govor. Stacked line-up of local deep / tech starts on support. 120rmb at the door, includes a shot.
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Fri Dec 15, 2017
  • Home Alone - '90s Christmas Party

    You love the 90s? You love Christmas? You love CDS? Ugly sweater party and 90s tunes on the stereo by Monnet. No cover. Starts 10pm.
Dec
16
  • Snap! Holiday Party

    “All we want for Christmas is you!” Snap!, Shanghai’s favorite queer events platform will unwrap the biggest gift of the season: an unforgettable holiday party at Xixi Bistro, at the heart of the festive Xintiandi. Upon arrival, a...
  • Children’s Concert: ‘The Blue Planet’ in Concert’

    BBC’s ‘The Blue Planet in Concert’ is an unforgettable visual and musical journey through the wildest and most beautiful parts of our blue planet. George Fenton, one of the UK’s most successful composers, created the score to this...
  • Snap! Holiday Party

    “All we want for Christmas is you!” Snap!, Shanghai’s favorite queer events platform will unwrap the biggest gift of the season: an unforgettable holiday party at Xixi Bistro, at the heart of the festive Xintiandi. Upon arrival, a...
  • Above & Beyond

    The first name in Trance returns to Shanghai. Formed in 2000, they are the owners of London-based electronic dance music labels Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep, and also host a weekly radio show titled Group Therapy Radio. The trio has been...
  • This Is Cabaret

    Every Saturday this December, Candor hosts the musical: This is Cabaret. The resident cast does their version of this classic story in a performance that involves a bit of audience involvement. Classic pieces from the musical will be...
  • Re-TROS

    Beijing’s Bauhaus-inflected post punk icons return from Europe, fresh on the heels of being selected by Depeche Mode to open up for them on tour. They’re in town behind their new album, produced by Hector Castillo (David Bowie, Lou Reed,...
  • ATB

    André Tanneberger, under his stage name of ATB, is a German DJ, musician, and producer of electronic dance music. According to the official world DJ rankings governed by DJ Magazine, ATB was ranked #11 in 2009 and 2010, and #15 in 2011....
  • Box to Give

    FitHearts is hosting a boxing event in Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao's ballroom, where a team of coaches led by Chris Xiong will get you moving and burning calories. Costs 100rmb to join, 75% of the proceeds will go to the Rende Foundation,...
Dec
17
  • ‘Legally Blonde’: The Broadway Musical

    Based on the adored Metro-Goldwyn -Mayer hit movie, Legally Blonde: The Broadway Musical is a fabulously fun international award-winning Broadway Musical that follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes,...
  • Vocal Ensemble Vox Clamantis in Concert

    Established in 1996, Vox Clamantis is a vocal ensemble that revolves around its leader Jaan-Eik Tulve. It all started with Gregorian chant, which Tulve studied in Paris in the 1990s. Back in Estonia he formed Vox Clamantis to continue...
  • Vocal Ensemble Vox Clamantis in Concert

    Established in 1996, Vox Clamantis is a vocal ensemble that revolves around its leader Jaan-Eik Tulve. It all started with Gregorian chant, which Tulve studied in Paris in the 1990s. Back in Estonia he formed Vox Clamantis to continue...
  • Christmas Warm-Up Brunch

    The Stage at The Westin gets started early on that sumptuous Christmas Brunch feast. They're serving a buffet range of holiday foods, desserts, Veuve Clicquot, and cocktails. "Be swept away by an afternoon of entertainment, live...
  • Ride for Rescues

    Ride for Rescues is back by popular demand. With the last event 100% of the bikes were booked and they raised over 2,000rmb for Rose and her rescues. Just like last time, all participants will ride for animals being cared for by Rose's...
  • S.T.D. Presents Desiigner

    S.T.D. and the Chengdu 'up and coming' Club Nox are joining hands to bring the Panda rapper Desiigner to Arkham. Desiigner rose to prominence in 2016 after the release of his debut single "Panda", which reached number one on the U.S....
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Sun Dec 17, 2017
  • Santacon Sweat Out

    Golden Gloves is hosting their own Santacon, where you can work out dressed as old St. Nick. There'll be a beginner's boxing class at 12pm, boxing strength and conditioning at 1.30pm, and beginner pads at 3pm. There'll also be mulled...
Dec
18
  • Holiday Sports Camps

    Sport for Life has 13 years experience running camps in Shanghai. Their range of Mixed Sports camps are taught in English with experienced, international coaches and are structured for children to experience new sports, learn new skills...
  • Festive Dinner Set Menu

    Get a classy three-course dinner set menu at 388rmb per person (+15% service charge) from December 18 to December 25 (unavailable on December 24). For more info and reservations, call 6322 9988 ext 4318, or email...
  • Join iStage Winter Camp

    iStage Winter Academy offers a chance for students to work on their musical theater skills over the holiday break. In the mornings students will work on singing, dancing, and acting skills. After lunch, students will attend different...
    • Arts, Community | 1088 Plaza | from Dec 18 until Dec 22, 2017
  • Ballet Winter Camp

    Shanghai City Ballet's got a half day winter dance camp on the schedule from December 18-22. Open to kids 3-6 years old this half day camp will cover a few different styles of dance including ballet, tap, hip hop, and jazz. Costs...
  • You Paint, We Pour

    The old paint and pour at Roxie, you paint while sipping on some happy hour drinks. From 6-9pm, buy one get one on beer, wine, and house spirits. Art packs are available for purchase or you can bring your own. Free entry.
    • Community, Nightlife | Roxie | on Mon Dec 18, 2017
  • Theatrical Storytelling Winter Camp

    The M&Y Group is offering a winter camp centered on 'theatrical storytelling.' The camp is for kids 4-12 years old and will include interactive activities that aim to boost a child's confidence and broaden their imagination through...
    • Community | Fitspace | from Dec 18 until Dec 22, 2017
  • Life Skills Comedy Camp

    The M&Y group along with Kung Fu Komedy is offering a comedy winter camp focused on honing life skills. The camp will include interactive activities and comedy workshops led by international trainers. Open to kids 9-14, full day will...
  • Festive Dinner Set Menu

    Pelham's is putting on a special festive menu, where you can watch Executive Chef Philippe and his crew prepare a four-course Christmas-y dinner, on from December 18 to December 25 (it's not available on Dec 24). It's 688rmb per person...
    • Dining | Pelham's | from Dec 18 until Dec 25, 2017