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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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  • The Village

    The Village’ is based on the coming-of-age of renowned Taiwanese television producer Wang Wei-chung. Through the intertwining stories of three families in a military dependents’ village, the play depicts a neighborhood life and eating...
    Arts | Theatre Above | Daily until Jul 2 2017
  • Big Debates - 'Islam Is a Religion of Peace'

    "Are you For the motion? Against the motion? Undecided? Come and throw your perspective into the theatre of ideas. Or sit back and see if anyone can persuade you either way. The topic of Islam keeps getting hotter and hotter. With Muslim...
    Community | The Apartment | Today
  • Roxie Cinema: 'Boys Don't Cry'

    "Brandon Teena is the popular new guy in a tiny Nebraska town. He hangs out with the guys, drinking, cussing, and bumper surfing, and he charms the young women, who've never met a more sensitive and considerate young man. Life is good...
    Community | Roxie | Today
  • micro/wave

    A monthly devoted to microhouse - 'the spectral, hypnotic interpretation of classic Chicago grooves' micro/wave is inspired by a scene that's been emerging around the world but sparked by a close-knit group of Romanian artists and their...
    Nightlife | Elevator | Today
  • Moulin Rouge Soiree

    The Pearl continues its sexy weekly show, with Moulin Rouge Soiree. Moulin Rouge Soiree will be an international experience transporting you to the Paris for the true Moulin Rouge experience then we will bring you home to Shanghai for a...
    Nightlife | The Pearl | Daily until Jun 28 2017
  • The Mountain Goat Sausage Fest

    It's been a while but Kakadu is finally doing another one of their ever-popular sausage fests. . Kakadu will again be firing up the barbecue and serving a range of home-made sausages including Lamb, Beef, Pork, Kangaroo, Crocodile, Emu,...
    Dining | Kakadu | Today
  • Oysters & Bubbles Wednesday

    Fumo's Irish oyster platter is available for 99rmb on Wednesdays. All other oyster items are buy-one-get-one. They're also offering discounts on a selection of wines. See the flyer for those.
    Dining | Fumo | Wednesdays until Sep 1 2017
  • Sport for Life

    Sport for Life has been providing summer fun in Shanghai for 13 years and this year is no exception. Mixed sports camps are available for kids ages 4 to 16 to experience new sports and learn new skills. A soccer-focused program is also...
    Community, Sports & Recreation | Sport for Life (Panyu Lu) | Daily until Aug 25 2017
  • YoMo: Annual Youth Mobile Festival

    Yomo is a festival designed for young people from 6 to 18 years old. It will feature interactive exhibits, live theatre shows, immersive workshops, and a wide range of hands-on STEAM focused activities that will engage everyone from...
    Community | SNIEC | Daily until Jul 1 2017
  • 2017-06-21 Finished

    Shanghai Shenhua v Beijing Guoan (Chinese FA Cup)

    The big Shanghai versus Beijing grudge match is on again. Shanghai Shenhua take on the big green machine, Beijing Guoan in a Chinese FA Cup match. 8pm kick-off. Tickets at the gate.
    Sports & Recreation | Hongkou Soccer Stadium | on Wed Jun 21, 2017
  • Models Night - Acera Edition

    M1NT hosts their Models Night promo with special performances and fee cocktails for ladies until 11.30pm. Girls who scan the MVP QR code participate in the lucky draw. Say the password MVP at the door to get in. Tables: 158 0034 9854.
    Nightlife | M1NT | Today
  • Sanghay Köfte Club

    The Middle Eastern Dance Party is back with Cem and Frau playing Turkish Psych, Tunisian Raï, Lebanese groove, Habibi Funk and plenty more Central Asian selections. Şanghay Köfte Club will be serving delicious Turkish style köfte (40rmb)...
    Nightlife | Smash | on Thu Jun 29, 2017
  • Jean-Georges x TRB Four-Hands Dinner

    Jean-Georges and TRB, two of the most influential contemporary western restaurants in Shanghai and Beijing, host a "Four-Hands Dinner" presented by Jean-Georges restaurant's Executive Chef Paul Eschbach and TRB’s new Executive Chef...
    Dining | Jean Georges | on Thu Jun 29, 2017
  • Daily Vinyl pres "WHEELZ" Vol.4 x B-side

    Daily Vinyle kids are back at Elevator with a grab-bag of dance tunes slung on wax. 30rmb entry. Special guest is B-side. Starts 10.30pm.
    Nightlife | Elevator | on Thu Jun 29, 2017
  • Juke Joint

    Every Thursday Tou-JAM: Juke Joint Steady Grind of Sleazy Rhythm N' Blues, Rockabilly, Garage and Rock N' Roll. With DJ B.O. Shanghai's No.2 DJ and special guest DJ TAYTA (Shenzhen).
    Nightlife | C's | on Thu Jun 29, 2017
  • Unravel: Proud

    Unravel is a live storytelling platform, premised on a monthly event where storytellers recount authentic, unscripted stories from their real lives, loosely inspired by a given theme. Each event is a unique combination of venue, theme,...
    Arts, Community | Daliah | on Thu Jun 29, 2017
  • Great Earl of Hell - Black Metal Night

    RONOVÉ is a Chinese three-piece taking (evil) cues from Ross Bay and Scandinavian black metal. Satan is super stoked for this one. ("In demonology, Ronove is a Marquis and Great Earl of Hell, commanding twenty legions of demons. He...
    Nightlife | Inferno | on Thu Jun 29, 2017
  • Girls Night Out - SKIN CITY 5.5

    Another Girls Night Out on the Bund with your several hundred best friends. Dancers, performers, champagne bottles poppin, and the all important drinks special for ladies. Free entrance until 12.30am with password "MVP". Otherwise cover...
    Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Thu Jun 29, 2017
  • Yeti pres. Great Dane (Team Supreme / LA)

    LA producer and selector Great Dane is the moniker behind Dane Morris - a Low End Theory veteran, Alpha Pup Records signee and co founder of music collective Team Supreme with Djemba Djemba. An active front man in the LA beat scene from...
    Nightlife | Le Baron | on Thu Jun 29, 2017
  • SHFT. pres. The Plug One-Year Anniversary w/ Sonny Digital

    Sonny Digital, is an American record producer, rapper and DJ from Atlanta, Georgia, who rose to prominence after producing YC's hit single "Racks" in 2011. He is best known for his production on ILoveMakonnen's "I Dont Sell Molly No...
    Nightlife | West Bund Art Center | on Fri Jun 30, 2017
  • A Night of Chicago Blues with B-Flat

    Local blues slingers B Flat hop on stage at On Stage one last time. The venue closes this weekend, and this is your last chance to catch some classic Chicago-style blues at the Red Town concert venue. No entry fee. Starts 9pm.
    Nightlife | On Stage | on Fri Jun 30, 2017
  • 'The Bodyguard' — The Musical

    Yes, it’s the Kevin Costner, Whitney Houstin movie. In a theatrical musical format. “Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in...
    Arts | Shanghai Culture Square | from Jun 30 until Jul 2, 2017
  • Sundowners Happy Hour

    Fumo wine bistro is running a special on spritzes -- 1 for 39rmb and 4 for 99rmb. Deal comes with complimentary finger food. Deal is on for Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm.
    Nightlife | Fumo | from Jun 30 until Sep 30, 2017
  • Felguk

    Personally selected by Madonna to open her concerts in Brazil, Felguk is a Jewish-Brazilian EDM duo famous for their hits “2nite” “Blow Out”, and “Jack It”. Remix credits include Black Eyed Peas, Flo Rida, and Dirty South. Top sellers on...
    Nightlife | M2 | on Fri Jun 30, 2017
  • Tribute Concert to Jazz Divas with Anne Evenou

    Singer Anne Evenou joins The Pearl’s 17-piece big band and conductor by Antonio Ximenez for renditions from all your favorite Jazz divas such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Natalie Cole, Sarah Vaughan and more. Anne was destined to...
    Nightlife | The Pearl | on Fri Jun 30, 2017
  • Asian Dope Boys One-Year Anniversary: Yves Tumor / Yousuke Yukimatsu

    Asian Dope Boys celebrate their first anniversary at ALL with special guests Yves Tumor and Yousuke Yukimatsu, plus Asian Eyez, Deep Fried Kitty and Tzusing. Expect art-damaged club apocalyptica write in glorious pastels and finery. One...
    Nightlife | ALL Club | on Fri Jun 30, 2017
  • S.T.D. pres. TWO FRESH

    Two Fresh is Sherwyn and Kendrick Nicholls, twin brothers from Nashville, Tenn. who have been producing experimental, multi-genre music for Gen Y for the past five years. While they commonly refer to their sound as “weird sh*t” and cite...
    Nightlife | Arkham | on Fri Jun 30, 2017
  • Yeti pres. Venux X (GHE20G0TH1K / NYC) (DJ Set)

    Venus X is New York’s underground cult figure behind the party movement GHE20G0TH1K with HOOD BY AIR designer Shayne Oliver. Taking over art museums, abandoned Brooklyn warehouses to Boiler Room, Venus X’s DJ sets are no calm affair and...
    Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Jun 30, 2017
  • School's Out with Will A & nmlss

    Swing on by to Smash this Friday June 30 to wave goodbye to the wet month with a night of vocal flecked house, deep melodic techno and tripped out acid with Will A & nmlss on music duties. Free entry, solid sounds, starts 9pm & goes late.
    Nightlife | Smash | on Fri Jun 30, 2017
  • Chic ’N’ Pop- DJ Javi Kalero

    Hailing from Spain, DJ Javi Kalero is now based in Shanghai (China). He is well-known for his music philosophy to suit each place and having his mind on the dancefloor, which led him to establish himself in clubs all over town. Expect...
    Nightlife | Unico | on Fri Jun 30, 2017
  • Dora the Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure

    Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer live stage show has had a tremendously successful world tour and now she’s headed to the theater this summer in Shanghai. Join Dora and the rest of her friends in Dora’s Pirate Adventure as they embark on...
    Arts, Community | Shanghai Children's Art Theatre | on Jul 1 and Jul 2, 2017
  • Summer Solstice Adventure Learning Camp 2017

    Marco&Mari International Preschool's doing a summer camp for 2017. This year, they're teaming up with SPSI Art Museum Huacui Center and Zhoujie Dance Studio to create a diverse range of summer learning programs. Camp runs from July to...
    Community | Marco&Mari International Preschool | from Jul 1 until Aug 31, 2017
  • KTGA Summerfest

    This summer sees the latest incarnation of Shanghai's foremost market makers much celebrated Fest series. Get ready for another packed two-day program of spectacular design, shopping, film, music, and food all presented with KTGA’s...
    Arts, Community, Dining, Nightlife | 1933 | on Jul 1 and Jul 2, 2017
  • Canada 150 Street Festival

    "Sparks will fly on the first of July!" The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai is throwing a lively street festival for the celebration of Canada’s historic 150th birthday. Hit up the Rockbund for a day filled with great Canadian...
    Community, Dining | SmSh Territory | on Sat Jul 1, 2017
  • Open Day Summer 2017

    Open Day for the Calin Fashion Academy. Get the young fashionistas a chance to speak to the lecturers and the students. Starts at 8am, and it's free. Email them for more info;
    Community | Calin Fashion Academy | on Sat Jul 1, 2017
  • Brunch at Epices & Foie Gras

    Weekend brunch at Epices & Foie Gras is available at 11.30am on both Saturday and Sunday. The French fine dining resto is offering one main and two sides plus a drink for 218rmb per person.
    Dining | Epices & Foie Gras | from Jul 1 until Jul 1, 2018
  • Free Brewdog Swag (Also 30rmb Beer)

    The Hop Project's doing a big party to kick off their third longterm tap takeover, this time with UK craft beer heavyweights BrewDog. There'll be 8 taps of BrewDog sitting pretty as resident pop-up for the next 6 months, including a...
    Nightlife | The Hop Project | on Sat Jul 1, 2017
  • Genome: Kid Antoine

    Kid Antoine has rocketed from relative obscurity to a position as one of Europe’s most hotly tipped young producers. His sound continues to grow and mutate, a tightly coiled effervescence that bangs as much as it weaves, bobs and twists...
    Nightlife | ALL Club | on Sat Jul 1, 2017
  • Canada Day and 4th of July Celebration

    Cages bar and sports house hosts one for Canadians AND Americans. Their party has live music from Rock Suey, beer specials, and more drinking games than you could ever imagine. Starts 6pm.
    Dining, Nightlife | Cages Bar and Sports (Jiangning Lu) | on Sat Jul 1, 2017
  • Shanghai Express

    Express is a showcase series that features some of the best acclaimed indie rock bands from China. This time the Express is arriving in Shanghai and Beijing for the first time. HazeSounds together with Shengjian Records elaborately...
    Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Jul 1, 2017
  • Free Open Chinese Classes

    GoEast is offering free open classes for beginner and intermediate spoken Chinese and HSK prep courses on Sundays in both July and August. Sign up on their website (check the venue listing).
    Community | GoEast Language Center | from Jul 1 until Aug 31, 2017
  • Arkham pres. ROMderful (UK)

    Arkham hosts in multi-instrumentalist and DJ ROMderful in from Birmingham (UK) for a night of soulful future RnB music on the floor. Currently, he's working with artists such as DEAN from Korea, Noah, Rayana Jay, Goldlink, Miki Rose,...
    Nightlife | Arkham | on Sat Jul 1, 2017
  • 'Murica Pub Crawl: Independence Day Special

    Pub Crawl Shanghai isn't waiting till Tuesday to celebrate the Fourth of July. A patriotic crawl will start at Bar Gatsby on Saturday July 1, at 9.30pm. Land of shots, beer, and freedom for all. Tickets cost 200rmb prepaid and 250rmb at...
    Nightlife | Bar Gatsby | on Sat Jul 1, 2017
  • P.O.E. Ep Release Show

    Red Town live music venue On Stage bows out with a live hip hop shor from Chinese artists Half a Blunt and P.O.E. (Peace Over Evil). 100rmb at the door. Starts 10pm. Thanks for the good times, On Stage!
    Nightlife | On Stage | on Sat Jul 1, 2017
  • dART pres. Abstraxion (Biologic, FR)

    Like so many of his countrymen, musicien français Abstraxion is fond of squelch and buzz, combining sinister techno and impish electro over punky disco rhythms. Heads down hands up moments at house club Elevator. 80rmb at the door. Start...
    Nightlife | Elevator | on Sat Jul 1, 2017
  • OK, Deal! Club One-Day Jingkongli River Hiking Tour

    OK, Deal! Club is offering a decently priced day trip on Saturday, July 1. Starts early, meet up at 8am at the Hilton then a 3.5 hour bus ride to Jingkongli, in Zhejiang Province. Here you can hike in the serene-green landscape and...
    Sports & Recreation, Travel | OK,Deal! Club | on Sat Jul 1, 2017
  • Dora the Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure

    Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer live stage show has had a tremendously successful world tour and now she’s headed to the theater this summer in Shanghai. Join Dora and the rest of her friends in Dora’s Pirate Adventure as they embark on...
    Arts, Community | Shanghai Children's Art Theatre | on Jul 1 and Jul 2, 2017
  • Jala Melt

    The Hippo Tank and The Hot Box present Jala Melt -- a melt in your mouth afternoon of hot sauce, hot music, and hot games. Gooey and sizzling sounds from Shanalog (NZ) and DJ Dopey. Jalapeno poppers and spiced sangria from The Hot Box....
    NOT TAGGED | Hot Box | on Sun Jul 2, 2017
  • Voltage Divider at ALL

    Making it's debut at the new club is Shanghai's farthest reaching experimental / noise electronic music showcase. Strictly for fans of vant-garde musical styles and non-traditional production methods. Rounding out your weekend with a...
    Nightlife | ALL Club | on Sun Jul 2, 2017
  • Labworx

    Mr Smith (aka Beardslap) is taking over Smash Sundays with an exploration through the psychedelic and soulful side of bass music. Labworx will be a playground of bass and beats, with a diverse selection of styles and tempos. Jungle...
    Nightlife | Smash | on Sun Jul 2, 2017
  • Summer School 2017

    It's the 2017 edition of the International Summer School on BISS's Puxi Campus. They've got flexible courses on offer, allowing students spend one to three weeks attending special subject classes as well as all kinds of indoor and...
    Community | BISS | from Jul 3 until Jul 21, 2017
  • 2017 Freesoul Summer Camp

    Freesoul Montessori Kindergarten's 2017 Summer Camp is just 'round the corner. It's an 8-week summer camp with themed activities every week, including cooking, outdoor education, water, etc. Price is 4,000rmb/weekly, with an early bird...
    Community, Sports & Recreation | Freesoul Montessori Kindergarten | from Jul 3 until Aug 25, 2017
  • Naked Discovery

    If you want something different from the norm and think it would be neat for your kid to DJ their next birthday party then this camp is the one you’re looking for. Naked Discovery offers a multitude of activities including fencing, DJ...
    Community, Sports & Recreation | naked Discovery | from Jul 3 until Aug 25, 2017

    SEIPS is putting on its summer Camp SEIPS, where the theme is "sensory exploration and play-based learning" for children aged 18 months to 6 years old. They've got Mandarin and native English-speaking co-teaching teams who are excited to...
    Community, Sports & Recreation | Sino European International Preschool (Lujiazui) | from Jul 3 until Aug 18, 2017
  • WOW Kids - Creativity and Technology Camp

    This one isn’t just a summer camp, think of it more like an investment. Today, send your kid to WOW Kids Tech Camp, tomorrow they become the next tech billionaire. Here kids can explore areas that might not get covered in school from...
    Community | WOWkids Creativity Hub | from Jul 3 until Aug 25, 2017
  • Five-Day Football Camp - Stoke City Football Club Summer Camp

    Stoke City FC Summer Camps. This summer. Five-day football camp from July 3 to July 7 at WISS Campus. Five days'll cost you 3,500rmb if you book and pay before May 5, or 4,000rmb if you book after. There's a discount for siblings. Ages:...
    Sports & Recreation | WISS | from Jul 3 until Jul 7, 2017
  • The ISTA Performing Arts Summer Academy 2017

    The ISTA Performing Arts Summer Academy is on from July 3 to July 7 from 9am-4pm, with the final performance on the 7th at 2pm. The one week course will cost you 3,500rmb, with discounts available.
    Arts, Community | WISS | from Jul 3 until Jul 7, 2017
  • Columbia Business School Venture for All

    Columbia Business School wants to teach you to be an entrepreneur, from a young age. Sessions run from 9.15am-5pm for 5 days. Ages 14 and up welcome. It'll cost you about 3,000rmb (excluding lunch). Call ahead for more details.
    Community | WISS | from Jul 3 until Jul 8, 2017
  • Le Wagon's Summer Coding Camp

    Special summer program designed to provide people with the skills they need to code web applications, focusing on Ruby, SQL, Rails application framework as well as HTML and CSS techniques. They're also doing an additional week-long...
    Community | Le Wagon | from Jul 3 until Aug 25, 2017

    SEIPS is putting on its summer Camp SEIPS, where the theme is "sensory exploration and play-based learning" for children aged 18 months to 6 years old. They've got Mandarin and native English-speaking co-teaching teams who are excited to...
    Community, Sports & Recreation | Sino European International Preschool (Lujiazui) | from Jul 3 until Aug 18, 2017
  • CodeAcademy123

    CodeAcademy123 is offering a few different programs this July, where kids ages 4 to 14+ can either learn the basics or deepen their skills in the world of coding. There’s everything from coding for kindergarteners to gaming101 to a...
    Community | CodeAcademy 123 | from Jul 10 until Jul 14, 2017
  • Probably the Best Tuesday (Alto Tequila) Deal in Town

    "Probably the best Tuesday deal in town!" they said. "Eat drink and go Tequila crazy!" they said. El Santo, perhaps known to you as the Tequila Temple in Found 158, has got Tuesdays deals on for Alto Tequila cocktails and 2 Tacos; 88rmb...
    Dining, Nightlife | El Santo | Tuesdays
  • Tuesday Pick-Up Soccer

    Get some excercize and get out of the heat with Cages indoor facility. Every Tuesday, they host pick-up soccer. 100rmb will get you two hours of play plus one pint of tiger, standard drink, or soft drink. Starts 8pm.
    Sports & Recreation | Cages Bar and Sports (Jiangning Lu) | from Jul 4 until Jul 4, 2018

    SEIPS is putting on its summer Camp SEIPS, where the theme is "sensory exploration and play-based learning" for children aged 18 months to 6 years old. They've got Mandarin and native English-speaking co-teaching teams who are excited to...
    Community, Sports & Recreation | Sino European International Preschool (Lujiazui) | from Jul 3 until Aug 18, 2017
  • YKPS Choral Course - Day Camp

    The Ralph Allwood Choral Course, named after the Director of Music at Eton College for 26 years, has been designed to give children aged 8-15 an opportunity to experience choral singing. It's taught by staff members who are all singers,...
    Arts, Community | YK Pao School (Primary Division) | from Jul 5 until Jul 19, 2017