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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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  • Techno Train

    Mid week techno Session in Elevator. The Techno Train pulls into the station with local DJs playing old and new nnn tsst, nnn tsst, nnn tsst. Maybe a little bit of oonce, oonce, oonce. No entry fee. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | Elevator | Today
  • Models Night

    M1NT and MVP host their popular "Models Night" ladies night on the Bund -- ladies get free drinks from 10pm to 11.30pm with the password "MVP". Special dancers, performances, giveaways and more. Doors open at 10pm. No entry fee.
    Nightlife | M1NT | Today
  • Quotidian

    Group show Quotidian features works by 12 international artist, all exploring ways of transcending the ordinary by questioning existing norms through artistic explorations. To that end, expect works by Turkish talent Inci Eviner,...
    Arts | Pearl Lam Galleries | Daily until Mar 12 2017
  • Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

    The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is one of the very best orchestras in the world. Time and time again, critics have lauded its unique sound, which clearly stands out among thousands of others. The RCO’s string section has been called...
    Arts | Oriental Art Center | Daily until Jan 19 2017
  • Wednesday Pasta and Broccoli Deal

    Every Wednesday, they've got a deal on green down at veggie restaurant Happy Buddha. 40rmb gets you a pesto-flavored pasta and a box of broccoli. Available from 11.30am.
    Dining | Happy Buddha (Xuhui) | Wednesdays
  • Come Correct

    The Crew is now at Dada for 2017 bringing that old school plus new school hip hop flavor. T-Plus and the rest of the Come Correct Crew on the decks. Always free entry starts at 10pm
    Nightlife | Dada | Today
  • El Barrio at The Apartment

    Every Wednesday A2 Events company hosts a Latin night at The Apartment. All night it's buy-one-get-one free mojitos and caipirinhas, with a live band kicking out salsa, merengue, reggaeton, and more. Free salsa class from 9.30pm to 10pm...
    Nightlife | The Apartment | Wednesdays
  • Girls Night Out - FloatAsian

    Bar Rouge and MVP hosts their weekly ladies night, welcoming in FloatAsian as the guest sponsor. They are a "Swedish floatation spa in Shanghai that provides a unique gravity-free experience." Ladies, expect some give-aways from them...
    Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Thu Jan 19, 2017
  • Twerk Party

    Twerk Queens are back at it again but this time at Fusion. Get ready for a night filled with headtops, twerking, and sexy dancing. Also special hip hop performances by Ganzi, MC Weezy, Still Dash, Queen Diamond, and Skinny OG. If ladies...
    Nightlife | Fusion (Nightclub) | on Thu Jan 19, 2017
  • Yeti pres. Yonyon ( Kotoba Select / Tokyo )

    Splitting her time between the underground circuits of Seoul and Tokyo, YonYon is a DJ, beatmaker and vocalist behind Japanese Live electronica duo Kotoba Select and frequent selector in institutions like Cakeshop and Womb. With an...
    Nightlife | Le Baron | on Thu Jan 19, 2017
  • Exotic Sexy Circus

    Newly reopened old timey cabaret and cocktails club welcomes in Flower Bel for an "Erotic Sexy Circus". Your weekend gets started earlier and sexier. Show at 10.30pm. No entry fee.
    Nightlife | Candor | on Thu Jan 19, 2017
  • La Nuit Clandestine

    "This story happens on a Shanghai Thursday, in a different era - the age of prohibition. People are wandering the streets, desperate to find a great place to enjoy a forbidden drink and hear swinging music." Every Thursday night Kartel...
    Nightlife | Kartel | Thursdays
  • German Gathering (Deutscher Stammtisch)

    Once again, the German Club Shanghai and the German community meet up for a couple of beers at classic neighborhood spot Abbey Road. Anyone is welcome to join. No cover. Starts at 6.45pm
    Community, Nightlife | Abbey Road (Taojiang Lu) | on Thu Jan 19, 2017
  • Thursday Mexi Wrap Deal

    Every Thursday at vegan restaurant Happy Buddha, they're offering their Spicy Mexican Kale Wrap for 40rmb. "Authentic Mexican flavors combined with the exquisite vegan broccoli & cheese soup." (Vegan cheese presumably.) Available from...
    Dining | Happy Buddha (Xuhui) | from Jan 19 until Jan 19, 2018
  • Osunlade, 'The Mesiah of Ancestral House Music'

    Musician, composer, producer, and founder of Yoruba Records, Osunlade is known worldwide for his DJ sets and edits, releasing 14 albums of his own that showcase his trademark dance floor oriented Afro-Caribbean sound. 100rmb entry fee....
    Nightlife | Unico | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • State of Mind Masquerade Party

    It's a New Year and a new "State of Mind" at DOZO. The Modern Izakaya restaurant hosts in DJs and dancers for a masquerade affair. Live performances from Nimbus League and Parres Craft plus music by DJ Lacychu and DJ Kommi. Raffles,...
    Dining, Nightlife | Dozo | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Shanghai Sweats in Solidarity with the DC Women's March

    Sweat in solidarity with the DC Women's March this Friday at Feel Good Fitness and join them after for drinks at The Hop Project. Great chance to workout, enjoy The Hop Project, and support the American Civil Liberties Union!. Boot Camp...
    Community, Nightlife, Sports | The Hop Project | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Shanghai Sharks January Schedule

    The Shanghai Sharks are leading the CBA standings with the recent addition of star player, Jimmer Fredette. The college basketball National Player of the Year went through four teams in the NBA, before finding a home at the Sharks. In...
    Sports | Yuanshen Sports Center Stadium | Daily until Jan 20 2017
  • Republicans Overseas Shanghai Inaugeration Viewing

    Awesome people and total party animals " Republicans Overseas Shanghai " descend on The Shed like a cloak of total darkness to observe the inauguration of the 45th president of the US, Donald J. Trump. Live broadcast on The Shed's...
    Community, Nightlife | The Shed | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Holokastrial, On the Verge of Extermination, and DayBreak

    If you're looking for a little harder edged local showcase then Inferno has you covered on Friday with the first edition of Hell of A Time. On the lineup is death metal act Holokastrial who used to go by the name Rohzerstoerer. Then you...
    Nightlife | Inferno | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • KFK pres. James Adomian

    KFK is kicking off 2017 with the first international touring act of the year James Adomian. James is a comedian and actor who is well known for his standup, characters and impressions. He can be seen in David Cross’ feature directorial...
    Nightlife | The Kung Fu Komedy Club | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • US President Inauguration Day Viewing

    "It’s President Trump’s time to shine on 20th January 2017!" (Egad.) The Brew hosts a viewing of his inauguration story from 11.30pm onwards. Don’t forget that happy hour is buy-one-get-one at The BREW is from 3pm to 8pm daily. You'll...
    Community, Nightlife | Kerry Hotel | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • 12 Inches of Fun feat. Mr. Ho (Klasse Records//Clone//ESP Institute)

    A night of special disco at Dada. 12 Inches hosts in HK-based record digger, labelboss of Klasse Recordings, mad selector and genuine nice guy Mr. Ho to his first mainland gig at Dada Bar. Support by 12" of Fun DJs Lindberg and Tobias...
    Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Modern Soup, Wheelhouse, Revival, and The Spondees

    Big ol' locals only show representing different styles down at Yuyintang on Friday. There is the jazz / blues act Modern Soup who throw in a trumpet and keyboard alongside sultry female vocals. On the rock front you have Shanghai...
    Nightlife | YYT | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Room 303 pres. Ocean Lam (Hypnotic / Social Room / HK)

    Room 303: a monthly hosted by MIIIA dedicated to outer space tripping, acid bassline illusions, and losing control. Room 303 is presenting Ocean Lam, one of the leaders in Hong Kong's electronic music scene. Her performances abroad in...
    Nightlife | Elevator | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Harley's Rock: The Molemen, Limousine, Revival

    Local rock bands on deck for another night of Shanghai original music at Harley's. The Molemen is a 7-piece ukulele ska band. They're joined by hard rock band Limousine and local indie rock band Revival. Feel good rawk n roll plus no...
    Nightlife | Harley's Underground | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Tock's Inauguration Special - Come to Canada

    "Looking for ways to avoid the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States? Come to Canada!" Tok's hosts an Inauguration Special featuring one of their deli sandwiches (smoked chicken, smoked duck, or smoked beef) with a...
    Dining | Tock's (Henan Lu) | on Jan 20 and Jan 21, 2017
  • Certified Dope

    From the BoomBap Clik crew, a new night of funk, soul, and hip hop in the very chill environs of Dope Shifu. Selectors DJ Loke and Black Daniels bring the heat behind the decks for this one for you to come on down for the get down --...
    Nightlife | Dope Shifu | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Ninghai Xujiashan Hike and Hotspring Trip

    Yejo Circle is organizing a weekend getaway to Ninghai, Zhejiang. "It's the time when the seasons are manifested in the fields, the village is a world of rocks, simple and balanced, like its history. It reminds us of traveling back to...
    Travel | YEJO Circle | from Jan 20 until Jan 22, 2017
  • Flying Saucer Night

    We received a leak on a party from outer space: The Flying Saucer Night, a classified event where strange things might occur. Also deep house and techno at C's. With live sax no less. No cover. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | C's | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Friday Mac and Cheese Deal

    Comfort food Fridays at vagan restaurant Happy Buddha. From 11am, the daily deal is a Vegan Caesar Salad + Side of Vegan Mac n’ Cheese for 40rmb.
    Dining | Happy Buddha (Xuhui) | from Jan 20 until Jan 20, 2018
  • French Bangers 22: 'We Are Monkeys'

    Another night of inscrutable French Bangers down at The Mansion. Local DJs on decks bidding farewell to the Year of the Monkey with simian shenanigans all night long. "But monkeys have taken control of the planet and their king and his...
    Nightlife | The Mansion | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Standup Comedy Showcase

    Shanghai Comedy Club presents a standup comedy showcase of some of the city's best jokers. Check out hilarious sets from Kyrie Gray, Colin Hanna, Danay Kidane, Junjie, Kurt Dunsing, Cece Yuan, Ian Badenhorst, Trista G, and Barney Rivera...
    Nightlife | Ruijin Cajun | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Eastern Side

    House music all night long at late-night wasteland Lola. Alright maybe a bit of Top 40 as well. Tunes by Chewie, Jobo, and Javi Kalero. Cover is 100rmb, or free before 1am.
    Nightlife | Lola (Yueyang Lu) | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Theo-Man @ Celia

    Celia favorite Theo-Man is back on the decks, ferrying you through to early morning at the after-hours club. Tech house on the agenda for a party that picks up where the others leave off. 60rmb cover, which includes a drink after 2am....
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Weekend Brunch

    Jean George hosts a leisurely French-style brunch around family and friends on the Bund. Their new brunch features signature egg caviar, creamy beignets, tasty lobster black truffle egg benedict, and more. Every Saturday and Sunday...
    Dining | Jean Georges | from Jan 21 until Apr 30, 2017
  • Song Dong: 'I Don’t Know the Mandate of Heaven'

    Beijing-based Song Dong is the subject of a major solo exhibition at Rockbund Art Museum this winter. Featuring some of the artist’s best-known works as well as specially commissioned pieces, the title is a reference to a Confucian...
    Arts | Rockbund Art Museum | from Jan 21 until Mar 26, 2017
  • One-Day Mt. Fuzhi Hike

    OK Deal takes you on a one-day hiking trip at Mt. Fuzhi in Shaoxing. You'll get to appreciate the rice terrace and explore the stone wave, in addition to a tranquil village. Price is 290rmb, including bus transportation and entrance fee....
    Travel | OK Deal | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
  • AustCham Shanghai's Australia Day Roast

    AustCham Shanghai’s annual Australia Day extravaganza is back at Kakadu. Fire up the barbies (and space heaters) to celebrate all great things Aussie with free-flow beer and wine, live music, fun kids activities and the not-to-be missed...
    Dining | Kakadu | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
  • Sandbox

    LYF's Jode & Beardslap kick off a new event specific to Dada Shanghai. Sandbox will focus on slightly more eclectic sets than your average Lose Your Face event, depending on their mood, with regular guest DJs. Expect a fairly varied...
    Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
  • Blackout

    Guest DJ Ghost joins the residents for another all-night party at the tech-house club. Free entry until 1.30am with the password "MVP", plus one welcome drink for female guests. 100rmb cover otherwise.
    Nightlife | Lola (Yueyang Lu) | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
  • Shiny Shoes pres. Jane Fitz

    Shiny Shoes presents Jane Fitz with Miki Discosnot on support. Shiny Shoes had a strong run in 2016, throwing huge nights with acts from Portable to Till Von Sein, that pushed Elevator's dancefloor to unspeakable peaks of sweat and...
    Nightlife | Elevator | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
  • Standup Comedy Showcase

    Shanghai Comedy Club presents a standup comedy showcase of some of the city's best jokers. Check out hilarious sets from Erin FM, Evan Danger, Kurt Dunsing, Colin Hanna, Danay Kidane, and Barney Rivera in the Shanghai Comedy Club room...
    Nightlife | Jalapeño | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
  • Book Talk: 'Ruth's Record' - The Diary of an American in Japanese-Occupied Shanghai

    The year 1941 was a turning point for the world, but long-time Shanghai resident Ruth Hill Barr had no way of knowing that when she started her five-year diary on January 1st. Before the year was over, the Japanese Army had occupied...
    Community | SmSh Territory | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
  • Costef (HK/IT)

    Hong Kong-based DJ makes the trip up to Shanghai and down the the Celia's after-hours club. He's supported Nervo, Dash Berlin, Cox & Digweed, Satoshi Tomie, Jerry Ropero, and more. He's joining Theo-Man and Danny Moggs. 60rmb entry fee...
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
  • Curricula Machine, Coby, XiaoF & Laog, H.I.S., Model Kids, and Platanus

    Harley's has a new local showcase as well that is going by the name RockManiax on Saturday night. Saturday's show is a smörgåsbord of locally grown bands on the indie rock tip. From the soft style of Platanus to the harder rock of...
    Nightlife | Harley's Underground | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
  • Rock 'n' Roll Party

    Local bands on deck for a more straightforward rock 'n' roll night at the metal club. Zhaojiaband doing grungy stuff, joined by The Decks Chairs, and punk band Grindhouse. No cover. Starts 9.30pm.
    Nightlife | Inferno | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
  • IN-OUT-IN: Talk to Artists

    MIXPACE Mandela hosts a meet-and-greet with local artists. IN-OUT-IN will be young artists showcasing their works for guests to learn more about their craft and to get to know them. Starts 1.30pm. Free entrance but you have to register...
    Arts, Community | MIXPACE Mandela | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
  • Graduation & Launch - SLP Batch 5 Demo Day

    Startup Leadership Program (SLP) is a highly selective, world-class training program and lifetime network for entrepreneurs, startup founders and innovators. Started back in 2006 in Boston, SLP has grown to a truly global organization,...
    Community | naked Hub (Xikang Lu) | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
  • Pub Crawl Shanghai

    This Saturday, the Shanghai Pub Crawl is back on the road. Starting at Bar Gatsby, their group will go to three bars and one club with special drink deals and free shots along the way. If you are interested in exploring more of what the...
    Nightlife | Bar Gatsby | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
  • Skiing and Hot Springs in a Bamboo Forest

    Wanna Travel leads a trip out to Jiangnan Heavenly Lake Skiing Center, which is located in Anji County, in Zhejiang Province, 230 kilometers from Shanghai. Mountain views, hot springs, and skiing. Price: 1199rmb, includes private bus,...
    Travel | Wanna Travel | on Jan 21 and Jan 22, 2017
  • James Turrell: 'Immersive Light'

    This looks very promising indeed: American artist James Turrell has been working with the medium of light since the 1960s, picking up accolade after accolade, and even opening his own museum in Argentina. He's best known for ongoing...
    Arts | Long Museum (West Bund) | from Jan 22 until May 21, 2017
  • NAIS Pudong Temple Fair

    Nord Anglia International School Pudong throws a Chinese New Year Temple Fair to celebrate the year of the Rooster. They'll have traditional arts and crafts, food, and a variety of performances. And yes, there's a lion dance. Goes from...
    Community | Nord Anglia International School Shanghai, Pudong | on Sun Jan 22, 2017
  • Monday Salsa Night

    Zapata's salsa music night features a drinks special for the ladies: free daiquiris from 9pm to 11pm. DJ and live band playing Latin rhythms all night. Reservations at 6433 4104.
    Nightlife | Zapata's | from Jan 23 until Feb 28, 2017
  • SMADJ, Oud Live Set

    Jean-Pierre Smadja , “Smadj”, will be performing a live set in Unico Shanghai as part of his China Tour, with the instrument he has mastered, the Oud. The Tunisian-born, Parisian-raised musician grew up listening to a broad and...
    Nightlife | Unico | on Wed Jan 25, 2017
  • GLIFAA January Happy Hour

    The GLIFAA is an organization for LGBT in foreign affairs agencies. Friends, family, and allies are all welcome for their monthly happy hour mixer at Unico on the Bund. No entry fee. Start 7pm.
    Community, Nightlife | Unico | on Wed Jan 25, 2017
  • Chinese New Year

    Comfort French classics in family-sharing style at this delicious address on the Bund. Here comes the Year of the Rooster – also the national symbol of France incidentally. Sharing style dinner set menus from 888rmb per person. A la...
    Dining | Mr & Mrs Bund | from Jan 25 until Feb 5, 2017