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  • Chen Yujun: The House Cannot Forget

    A two-part exhibition also taking place at Arario Gallery over on Hengshan Lu, Chen Yujun’s solo draws on the artist's native Fujian province. BANK hosts an installation titled The House Cannot Forget : taking the form of an abstract...
    Arts | BANK Gallery | Daily until Apr 16 2017
  • Chen Yujun: The River Never Remembers

    The second of a two-part exhibition (stop by BANK Gallery for the first), The River Never Remembers comprises mixed media works on paper and installations from Chen Yujun’s Mulan River project. Both segments of the show draw...
    Arts | Arario Gallery II | Daily until Apr 16 2017
  • Zhou Li: Shadow of the Wind

    Hunan-born artist Zhou Li's new abstract paintings go on show at Yuz Museum this spring. Comprising works on canvas alongside sound installations, Shadow of the Wind plays on the senses to reveal different perspectives when viewed close...
    Arts | YUZ Museum | Daily until Jun 4 2017
  • PULSE!

    "Pulse night! Excellent Moment Crazy Scene Waiting for you! Don't suppress yourself! Let us make the happiness to the extreme! Find the deeper inner desire together! We are ready to release all your passion! HEY! See here! Don't stop...
    NOT TAGGED | Lucca | Today
  • Timmy Trumpet

    Timothy Jude Smith (better known by his stage name, Timmy Trumpet) is an Australian house DJ and producer. Smith made his big break in Ibiza; playing live trumpet solos over electronic dance music tracks during DJs shows. He has...
    Nightlife | MYST | Today
  • ShangHorrorFest Part 1

    A night for fans of horror films and heavy music. ShangHorrorFest features the cream of Shanghai's metal bands crop -- Machinery of Other Skeletons, Thy Blood, Hitobashira, and Crying Scarecrow -- laying down a show after the 8pm...
    Community, Nightlife | Inferno | Today
  • Daniel Harding and London Symphony Orchestra I

    One of the world’s most famous and acclaimed orchestras led by Daniel Harding. Born in Oxford, began his career assisting Sir Simon Rattle at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, with which he made his professional debut in 1994....
    NOT TAGGED | Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall | Today
  • Room 303 pres. Zac Watz (Twisted Donut / HK)

    Room 303: a monthly hosted by MIIIA dedicated to outer space tripping, acid bassline illusions, losing control and the techno that takes you there. Having learned to spin on vinyl in Canada over a decade ago, Zac Watz has been quietly...
    Nightlife | Elevator | Today
  • French Karaoke Night and Party

    The Pearl hosts a night of French culture and music with guests from the audience invited up on stage to render a classic chanson or two. They've got a giant karaoke rig with a 7-meter screen, and a large selection of songs from the '60s...
    Nightlife | The Pearl | Today
  • Riddim 'n' Vibe

    Riddim 'N' Vibe touches down at C's this February for a night of UK drum and bass music from across the spectrum. Dj's Rabbit, Resinate and Shohei will be in the booth alongside Shanghai's own rasta Mc Jado. No entry fee. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | C's | Today
  • The Phenomenal Terra Conner Jones

    Cocktail and jazz bar Heyday is hosting a new talent this week, powerhouse singer Tarra Conner Jones from Gainsville, Florida. She's made quite a name for herself, performing in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Color Purple, The Wiz and...
    Nightlife | Heyday | Daily until Feb 25 2017
  • Peace Hotel Swing Dance Ball

    The Fairmont embraces their Old Shanghai roots, hosting a swing dance party. Dress code is vintage formal. 150rmb entry fee, includes a drink. Couples and singles welcome.
    Nightlife | Fairmont Peace Hotel | Today
  • Italian Dance Wave pres. Fabrizio Mammarella

    Fabrizio Mammarella (Slow Motion Records) takes the discussion to the next level, while tracing a line of continuity through the years where the dancefloor exploded (thanks to Moroder, Baldelli, Alexander Robotnick), through the clubs...
    Nightlife | Dada | Today
  • Secret Garden

    M1NT team up with MVP to create a Secret Garden in the Bund club. "The venue will turn into a mysterious and secret place where you can embrace your dreams for one night." Sounds delightful. Special performances and decor. Free entrance...
    Nightlife | M1NT | Today
  • Latin Dances Classes

    Every Saturday, Pistolera hosts a Latin dance class. Starts at 4pm with a different style every week. Two drinks, chips and salsa, plus the class is 150rmb. Contact them ahead to reserve your spot.
    Community, Nightlife | Pistolera (Xuhui) | Saturdays
  • An Evening with Chef Alan Wong

    President Obama's favorite chef returns to Shanghai to celebrate the restaurant's first year in the city. He and Chef de Cuisine Beth Cosgrove will introduce new menu items over three nights. The menu includes Ahi Tuna Poke, pupus, live...
    Dining | Alan Wong’s Shanghai | Daily until Feb 26 2017
  • NATURE FEELS || Lacychu & Friends

    SHFT. resident Lacy Chu takes over Arcade Shanghai on Feb 25 for her monthly installment of "Nature Feels" with special guests. Buy-one-get-one deal on ABSOLUT mixed cocktails from 10-11.30pm, show goes from 10pm till late. Get jiggy....
    Nightlife | Arcade | Today
  • Lose Your Face

    Lose Your Face crew Jode and Beardslap return to Reel To Reel with guest DJ Beast. Expect bass driven, UK style house, breaks and more on a thumping good system. Consistently bangin'. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | Reel To Reel | Today
  • Pub Crawl Shanghai

    Saturday night is Pub Crawl Shanghai night. Starts at Bar Gatsby and works its way through three bars and one club with drink deals and free shots along the way. It gets pretty rowdy. Price is 100-250rmb depending on how deep you go.
    Nightlife | Bar Gatsby | Today
  • Avantgarde

    Some avantgarde stuff going on at Apartment. "Avantgarde - a group of people who develop new ideas in art, literature etc... or in partying!" Team "House of Freak" will be creating interactive stage shows, there's live music by Smokey...
    Nightlife | The Apartment | Today
  • Red Carpet Fashion Night: Networking & Brands Mixer

    Networking! It makes the world go 'round. This one's fashion oriented, but in general, there'll be brands, people and chit-chat, organized by NEC. Covercharge is 80rmb for members, 120rmb for non-members. Ticket at the door is 180rmb....
    Community | JW Marriott | Today
  • Bass Music Party at the New Amber

    A night of booming bass at the new incarnation of Amber Lounge on Nanjing Lu (next to Windows Garage). A bunch of DJs throwing down "with musical elements like hip hop, Trap, hardtrap and brostep." Brostep party. 100rmb entry fee,...
    Nightlife | Amber Lounge | Today
  • Electropical - Farewell to the Carnival

    Unico rounds out their three-day Carnival party with a special Electropical. Expect a kaleidoscope of rhythms, beats and sensations. Live percussion and dancers. Big Brazilian beats -- Latin house, Afrobeat, electro pop and more. No...
    Nightlife | Unico | Today
  • Sergei Krylov

    Famous Russian violinist and conductor Sergei Krylov performs in Shanghai. Since 2008, Sergej Krylov has combined his solo career with the work of a conductor. In this capacity he has collaborated with such orchestras as the English...
    NOT TAGGED | Shanghai Concert Hall | on Sun Feb 26, 2017
  • Only Real

    Hmmm here is something. West London bubble gum rapper Niall Galvin aka Only Real is in town playing Yuyintang. Growing up being trained in piano and Spanish guitar Galvin started busting the rhymes at the tender age of 14 (which was not...
    Nightlife | YYT | on Sun Feb 26, 2017
  • Day Trip to Natural Hot Springs

    Wanna Travel's taking you to a natural hot spring resort for a day of chilling. There are 33 indoor and outdoor hot spring baths, baths with milk, lavender, rose, red wine, ginseng and coffee. There's a sauna, a gym, unlimited water and...
    Travel, Wellbeing | Wanna Travel | on Feb 26 and Feb 27, 2017
  • Mad Men Sundays

    "Your favorite retro Manhattan-style watering hole Shake is launching its Mad Men Sundays, giving you just the excuse you needed to extend the weekend and see it out in style. Any cocktail from the Shake menu for only 45rmb... and yes,...
    Nightlife | Shake | from Feb 26 until Jun 25, 2017
  • Carpe Noctem Mondays

    Solid Monday craft beer / cocktails deal, with two Boxing Cat locations -- Sinan Mansions and Yongfu Lu -- slinging pints and house pours for 25rmb from 5pm until close on Mondays. Nice rotating selection of craft beers; some good IPAs....
    Nightlife | Boxing Cat | Mondays
  • Daniel Harding and London Symphony Orchestra II

    For their second of only two performances in Shanghai, Daniel Harding and the London Symphony Orchestra present “Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.7 in C major, Op.105” and “Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27”. A highlight of the...
    NOT TAGGED | Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall | on Mon Feb 27, 2017
  • Go Big, Get Beer! Happy Monday

    "Monday Blues?? Free Little Creatures Pale Ale with any large grilled Co Cheese sandwich at Hop Project every Monday night!" Righteous. 4pm to 7pm.
    Dining, Nightlife | The Hop Project | Mondays
  • El T*U*E*S*D*A*Y

    Unico on the Bund is your home base from that Latin soul vibe every Tuesday. Their popular party invites in resident DJs with live performers for that classic pan-Latin via Cuba vibe. Salsa, bachata, merengue, and more. Free flow...
    Nightlife | Unico | Tuesdays
  • Vegan Taco Tuesdays

    All-you-can-eat vegan tacos and vegan ice cream at vegetarian restaurant Happy Buddha on Tuesdays for 88rmb. Runs from 6pm-9pm. Nice.
    Dining | Happy Buddha (Xuhui) | Tuesdays
  • Open Mic Comedy

    Every Sunday and Tuesday night, the Shanghai Comedy Club invites one and all to enjoy (or even take part in) a standup comedy open mic. This is where you'll hear veterans polishing off their material, as well as absolute beginners trying...
    Nightlife | Ruijin Cajun | Every Tue, Sun until Jan 10
  • Movie Night Series: 'Saturday Night Fever' (1977)

    Cabaret club The Pearl hosts a screening of Saturday Night Fever on their big screen. Disco era classic staring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a working-class young man who spends his weekends dancing and drinking at a local Brooklyn...
    Community, Nightlife | The Pearl | on Tue Feb 28, 2017
  • Beer Tasting Night

    Marc Lemay from Dubuisson Brewery is coming to Shanghai. Founded in 1769, Dubuisson Brewery is one of the oldest and most authentic breweries of Belgium. Hops Magazine and De Refter Belgian Brasserie invite you to join their first Beer...
    Nightlife | De Refter | on Wed Mar 1, 2017
  • Wednesday Night Wings

    On Wednesdays, Austrailian pub The Shed has 2rmb wings from 4pm until they run out with the purchase of a drink (new rule in 2017). The wings come with Heinz barbecue sauce. Pretty good. For more details, check out our experience of the...
    Dining | The Shed | Wednesdays until Aug 24 2017
  • Lobster Wednesday Promotion

    Every Wednesday at beautiful Bund views lounge The Fellas the host a Lobster Set menu for 300rmb all-in. Menu is on the flyer below. Available from 5.30pm.
    Dining | The Fellas | Wednesdays
  • Le Bordelais Bordeaux Week Vol. 4

    Back by popular demand is Le Bordelais' popular wine week dinner plus wine promotion. 148rmb gets you a five-course set mean with two classes of Bordeaux. They're hosting the "true Bordeux" food and wine experience until March 12. Menu...
    Dining | Le Bordelais (Bund) | from Mar 2 until Mar 12, 2017
  • China Restaurant Week 10th Edition

    DiningCity, the online dining guide, hosts the 10th China Restaurant Week in collaboration with Citibank from March 2 to 12. For the occasion almost 400 restaurants are hosting lunches and dinners from 68rmb and 108rmb respectively....
    Dining | SmSh Territory | from Mar 2 until Mar 12, 2017
  • 12 inches of Fun x Holly Sh*t pres. Fantastic Man (Superconcious//Love on the Rocks/Berlin)

    Melbourne-bread, Berlin-based Mic Newman aka Fantastic Man might be one of the most interesting house producers in current years. His releases all share an attraction for the psychedelic, the trippy, the drawn out musical journey. Mic...
    Nightlife | Elevator | on Fri Mar 3, 2017
  • Lotus Rouge

    Bar Rouge's setting up some sort of vice-ridden gambling den. "A weekend for gambling... Lotus Rouge will reveal its mysteries for two nights to all of Shanghai on 3rd and 4th of March. Pass the red door and enter the world of luck (or...
    Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Mar 3 and Mar 4, 2017
  • Bettina Rheims + Serge Bramly: Shanghai 2002

    French photographers Bettina Rheims and Serge Bramly revisit a series of images taken by the pair in 2002 that sought to capture the spirit of women in Shanghai. Grandly opens Thursday 2 March, 6-7.30pm.
    Arts | Shanghai Gallery of Art | from Mar 3 until Mar 25, 2017
  • Tempalay (JP) China Tour

    Tokyo-formed Tempalay have taken their psychedelic indie-pop tunes to audiences across the world, including at their homeland's Fuji Rock and the US of A's SXSW. They come to Shanghai for what ought to be a fun night in the confines of...
    Nightlife | YYT | on Fri Mar 3, 2017
  • Open Days at Britannica International School

    Britannica International School, Shanghai has two open days in March, where they will welcome prospective families for a tour and presentation about their school. The program on each day: "9:30-10:00 – registration in the school’s foyer...
    Community | Britannica International School Shanghai | on Mar 3 and Mar 4, 2017
  • Let's Go... Pandas & Giant Buddha in Chengdu

    Here's your chance to explore the chilled-out city of Chengdu, and visit China's cutest critters, the Pandas. Check out the panda breeding center, the incredible giant Buddha statue at Leshan, take a walk through Jinli Street and the...
    Travel | Traveler's Society | from Mar 3 until Mar 5, 2017
  • Let's Go... Paragliding

    Traveler's Society brings back it's paragliding trip. "It's time to hit the sky... this weekend trip is all about paragliding over a beautiful mountain facing the East China Sea, making and lighting our very own Chinese flying lanterns,...
    Travel | Traveler's Society | from Mar 3 until Mar 5, 2017
  • Zhangjiajie: Avatar Mountain & The Longest Glass Bridge

    Wanna Travel takes you to the so-called Avatar Mountains of Hunan Province, Zhangjiajie. You'll see all the big spots on a weekend-long trip; the National Forest Park, the Avatar Mountains, Hallelujah Mountains, the natural bridge,...
    Travel | Wanna Travel | from Mar 3 until Mar 5, 2017
  • Andrea Ferlin (Sleep Is Commercial)

    DJ and producer Andrea Ferlin, one of the founders of SLEEP IS COMMERCIAL, is coming to Celia Marc 4. "Andrea has really discovered and shaped his sound, producing a signature apparent in all his tracks and performances, something...
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | on Sat Mar 4, 2017
  • Garden Memories Revived

    An exhibition entitled Garden Memories -- "a new body of digital collages which mesh together images of natural and urban environments. In this new exhibition, Clara Feder has engulfed these hard-edged and sterile environments in...
    Arts | Noeli Gallery | from Mar 4 until Apr 6, 2017
  • Pervert & Sodoma Party

    The infamous Pervert Party returns to the Bund. Get ready for a night of naughty misadventures and plenty of skin. Bring your whips, chains and leather suits for a wild night out… "Be Bold, Be Sexy, Be Joyful, Be Pervert." Free entry...
    Nightlife | M1NT | on Sat Mar 4, 2017
  • Zhou Siwei: Beautify Home

    Moganshan Lu gem Antenna Space teams up with Galerie Urs Meile to present a solo by Beijing and Chongqing-born artist Zhou Siwei.
    Arts | Antenna Space Gallery | from Mar 4 until Apr 4, 2017