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Aug
19
  • 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 | Today
  • 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 | Today
  • 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 | Today
  • 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....
  • 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 | Today
  • 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 | Today
  • Techno Train pres. Rada Noize (UA)

    Techno Train back with special guest Ukrainian DJ Rada Noize. DJ Lina (Techno Train's organizer) will be on as support. Things get kicked off at 1am, it's 100rmb (with a drink) to get in after 2am.
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | Today
  • Room 303 pres. Yoshinaga / Provoda / Ginga

    A monthly night hosted by MIIIA dedicate to outer space tripping, acid bassline, getting a little loosey-goosey with some techno. Artists showcased in the past have included Bambounou, Traumer, Rebekah, Etapp Kyle and Par Gridnvik. This...
    Nightlife | Elevator | Today
  • 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 | Today
  • Love Bang: Tigerstyle w/Ceezy

    Love Bang's putting on a night of dance music and ART . This month they've gotten hip hop producer Ceezy to stop playing MMOs, and he'll be playing some early hip hop, funk and soul, followed by bass, hip hop and eccentricities from DJ...
    Nightlife | Dada | Today
  • 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 | Today
  • 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 | Today
  • 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 | Today
  • 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) | Today
  • Craft Beer Day

    Craft Beer day at Sasha's means all craft beers are 30rmb. It'll run from 2pm-6pm with a live band starting at 3pm. Free entry.
    Nightlife | Sasha's | Today
Aug
20
  • Children’s Stage: ‘Magic Piano & The Chopin Shorts’

    The delightful Magic Piano tells the story of Anna and her cousin Chip-Chip, aboard a magical flying piano, on a journey across Europe in search for her father. The concert also features a series of collections of short films by...
    Arts | Shanghai Children's Art Theatre | on Sun Aug 20, 2017
  • NTS Radio Live from Shanghai

    Back again with their monthly show, China Social Club has invited YX FANG, Siesta and NMLSS to join the broadcast. Music will go from 3-7pm at Smash. Free entry.
    Nightlife | Smash | on Sun Aug 20, 2017
  • Yoga x Dinner: Sunset Rooftop Session

    Hey, there's yoga-dinner now too, for all you non-brunch people (savages). Starts at 6.30pm and includes one hour of 'therapy' yoga and will be followed by a light dinner which will include: a rye bread chicken sandwich, a green salad,...
    Sports & Recreation | Bread Etc (Nanjing Xi Lu) | on Sun Aug 20, 2017
  • Space Out! hosted by Endy

    Takashi Shima's a keyboardist for a funk band called Piper. The album in question was used as an advertisement for sunscreen. Elevator's playing the whole thing starting at 5pm. Lie down on mats in total darkness while Endy plays the...
    Nightlife | Elevator | on Sun Aug 20, 2017
  • Experience Skateboarding: Sports Family Day

    Skatepark Iconx is offering a 'Sports Family Day' where you can shred with your loved ones, or at least watch your loved ones skate. In addition to trying out skateboarding, some games will be thrown together by the park, including...
    Community, Sports & Recreation | Iconx (Longteng Dadao) | on Sun Aug 20, 2017
  • Customized Yunnan Trip (For 4-9 People)

    Adventure Channel is offering customizable trips to Yunnan for you and your 3-8 besties from now till the end of September. There are a few different ways you can spend the trip ('get peaceful in Erhai' or 'feel the power of nature' at...
    Travel | Adventure Channel | on Sun Aug 20, 2017
  • King Dragon Mt. River Trekking and Natural Pool Swimming

    Wanna Travel is offering a day trip to King Dragon Mountain in Anji for some river trekking and swimming. Trip costs 299rmb and includes transportation.
    Travel | Wanna Travel | on Sun Aug 20, 2017
Aug
21
  • Free Co. Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

    Grilled cheese. The face of God, melted and pressed between two slices of bread. Few people melt God's face as well as Greg from Co Cheese, and considering its his handiwork getting sold at The Hop Project (not he himself, you have to go...
    Dining | The Hop Project | from Aug 21 until Dec 28, 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
Aug
22
  • 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
Aug
23
  • 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
Aug
24
  • 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: zaomengshe.com/c/870968), 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
Aug
25
  • 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
Aug
26
  • Shanghai Summer Sonic 2017

    After years of planning, one of Japan's biggest rock and pop festivals gets a Shanghai showing. The line-up combines Japanese and Western pop and rock acts -- Baby Metal, Placebo, Travis, Sum 41, and more -- on three stages of music...
    NOT TAGGED | Shendi Ecology Park | on Aug 26 and Aug 27, 2017
  • Michael Learns to Rock 2017 'Eternal' China Tour

    Danish legacy band Michael Learns to Rock returns to China as part of their 'Eternal' world tour. Known all over China for their huge PRC hit "Take Me to Your Heart", expect the band to cycle through all the best-loved material, from...
    Nightlife | Luwan Gymnasium | on Sat Aug 26, 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
  • Adam Hunter Live

    Adam Hunter was a finalist on Season 6 of "Last Comic Standing," and has been on like, every TV channel ever. MTV. Comedy Central. Even VH1. He created a web series for UFC called MMA Roasted, where he does "hot-takes" on people who...
    Arts | Cages Bar and Sports (Jiangning Lu) | on Sat Aug 26, 2017