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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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Jun
22
  • World Cup of Beer

    Enjoy all games of the World Cup on big screens at World of Beer and at the same time get regular Happy Hour prices on beers and food during the World Cup games. Watch all games live. Free entry.
  • Found 158 Budweiser Light Up The FIFA World Cup Viewing Party

    Budweiser as the official beer sponsor for FIFA World Cup is hosting a live viewing experience at Found 158 with 4 x Super Large LED Screens and various interactive games. Purchase Budweiser, watch the match and stand a chance to win...
    • Nightlife, Sports & Recreation | Found 158 | Daily until Jun 24 2018
  • Big D Airways

    Welcome aboarD the inaugural flight of Big D Airways. It's going to be a bumpy riDe. CanDor's Ballroom presents a world tour, with a host of talenteD stewarDesses exposing you to all of the hiDDen jewels their home countries have to...
  • Split Works Presents: Suuns

    "Suuns make eerily beautiful, meticulously played music that embraces opposites and makes a virtue of cognitive dissonance. Their songs hold secrets that are revealed only on close listening. Their music finds space and silence sitting...
  • Around The World With Chef Danyi: Turkey

    Fly to Turkey and return the same night. Shake presents a four-course Turkish menu served with a curated playlist of Turkish funk, followed by live music and dancing. This is the third edition of rising chef Danyi Gao's monthly supper...
    • Dining | Shake | Every Fri, Sat until Jun 23
  • Rock Steady Jamboree

    Lace up your shitkickers, rude boy, it’s the return of Specter’s trad ska night from Shanghai’s favorite working class son, Gregor of Idle Beats. Local selectahs bringing down some rock steady, traditional ska, two tone, and maybe a...
  • Upstream Gaze - Noise/Shoegaze/Psychedelic Festival Vol. 2

    Modern Sky Lab is gathering a handful of top-notch bands from this neck of the woods for a festival dedicated to the power of sound. On the ticket are Kingdom of Rain (Taiwan), an electronic, trip-hop, post-punk revival trio that's...
  • SM Night

    "When Rainbow bought this huge villa where she developed the Mansion, she discovered a dark and gloomy basement where she built a prison. An appropriate environment for an SM night, right?" Sure. The Mansion invites Deeperjoy members, a...
  • Lose Your Face

    Jode returns from the UK for a flying visit with a bunch of house, breaks and bass to move the late night crowd of The Parrot. Joined by Beardslap, expect a hot and sweaty night of chunky low frequencies that shake the dancefloor. Starts...
  • Seven Entertainment pres. DJ Kentaro

    Ninja Tunes Ninja DJ, Kentaro returns to Shang-wika-wika-wika-hai. World class turntabalism from the master. 100rmb pre-sales; 150rmb at the door. Starts 10pm.
  • Ozone's '80s Disco Party

    DJ Ozone (San Francisco) plays only original, vinyl records, from the 1980s. It's fun, silly, carefree party music -- 1980s synth-pop, Italo disco, post-punk, old school hip hop and electro. Ozone's approach is to the let the songs play,...
    • Nightlife | Dada | Today
  • Swedish Midsummer Party

    "Every year 150 young professionals jostle for a seat at our table as the Four Seasons Hotel serve a world-class Swedish Smorgasbord. We gather to greet new friends or say goodbye to old ones." Swedish expats in Shanghai celebrate the...
  • Black Out

    Maik Oss and Vice are on the decks, leading your all-night (and early morning) tech house party at Shanghai's favorite after hours club. 100rmb entry, includes a drink, after 2am.
  • STIR pres. Ansome

    Misloop returns from Berlin to re-ignite STIR with one of the UK's brightest burning forces in destructive techno: Ansome. "He's the perfect match for her night dedicated to darker, driving shades of intensity and ecstatic dancefloor...
  • Friday Night Stand-Up Comedy Showcase

    This Friday the Shanghai Comedy Club presents a stand-up comedy showcase featuring some of the very best comics Shanghai's booming comedy scene has to offer. Including among others Magners International Comedy Competition finalist Gene...
  • Staying Out for the Summer

    Modern Life is Rubbish returns under a new name to mark the summer. Expect classic tracks and rare tunes spanning the last 50 years of Indie, Britpop, Mod and Soul. Extended happy hour until 12pm. Runs 9pm - late, no cover charge.
  • Tie and Dye Workshop

    "Our Tie and Dye workshop is a traditional chinese indigo dying handcraft because we believe that the old-fashioned natural plant-based dying technique should not be forgotten or disappear. The technique is similar to ‘Shibori’ which is...
  • Super Attractive Ghetto Blaster - Fete de la Musique

    SAGB DJ trio is at Unico, keeping things funky and the dance floor moving for the annual Fete de la Musique celebration. Spread the love and make bisous! Don't miss the "Nine Thirsty" special -- free flow gin and tonics from 9.30pm to...
    • NOT TAGGED | Unico | Today
  • Samajam: Kids Participatory Musical Experience

    A 100% interactive musical experience where the audience is the show! Samajam, a Quebecois company that usually runs training workshops, has introduced a show for families, creating musical happenings with the help of their audiences....
  • How Gentrification Shapes Historic Preservation in Urban Shanghai

    Just a decade ago, traditional alleyway houses known as lilongs were seen by both locals and non-locals alike as too rundown and inconvenient. Today, these houses are accommodating many who are willing to pay a high price for an...
  • The Jungle is Back

    THE JUNGLE is back in Shanghai "to satisfy your primitive desires"… Bar Rouge grows a tropical Amazon rainforest of vines, plants, trees, and becomes the home for Shanghai party animals to get wild. RAWRRRR…. Dress code: Wild animal....
    • Nightlife | Bar Rouge | Daily until Jun 23 2018
  • Movie Night: 'Mr Turner'

    It's movie night at Sip N Paint. They will be showing the movie Mr Turner which is an exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life. 50rmb (including a glass of wine or a bottle...
  • Popasuda

    Skinny Brown brings out some of the more obscure Popasuda tracks, along with a bit of global house and techno, lots of reggae an digital, a bit of bass, and whole stack of shit they like. No cover. Starts 10pm.
    • Nightlife | C's | Today
  • Unchained Two-Year Anniversary: Total Science

    South China’s most energetic night/crew turns two. "Staying true to their name, Unchained and their family of supporters have broken the status quo by causing a bass-heavy ruckus, imprinting a giant footprint on this concrete jungle....
Jun
23
  • Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman) & Keith Streng (Fleshtones) China Tour w/ Round Eye

    Radios Appear! DENIZ TEK, guitarist for famed Australian 1970s punk pioneers Radio Birdman, will be touring the mainland of China for the first time this June as part of his promotional tour of the world celebrating the newly released...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Jun 23, 2018
  • Alter. - Pool Party

    The heat's settling in for real, so the only thing to do is to plant your roots firmly on a sun bed, dip your toes in the pool every couple of minutes, and sip drinks where ice features prominently. Add a pounding live soundtrack, one of...
  • Fiesta de San Juan

    "San Juan is a festival celebrated on June 23rd, a magical night that welcomes the summer season. The celebration takes place during the biggest night of the year; the summer solstice. It is a celebration that is usually held on the...
    • Nightlife | Tomatito | on Sat Jun 23, 2018
  • Found 158 Budweiser Light Up The FIFA World Cup Viewing Party

    Budweiser as the official beer sponsor for FIFA World Cup is hosting a live viewing experience at Found 158 with 4 x Super Large LED Screens and various interactive games. Purchase Budweiser, watch the match and stand a chance to win...
    • Nightlife, Sports & Recreation | Found 158 | Daily until Jun 24 2018
  • Big D Airways

    Welcome aboarD the inaugural flight of Big D Airways. It's going to be a bumpy riDe. CanDor's Ballroom presents a world tour, with a host of talenteD stewarDesses exposing you to all of the hiDDen jewels their home countries have to...
  • Mutant Beach

    Summertime fun at Specters with the return of the MUTANT BEACH party. Classic surf rock vibes into international exotica and a little cumbia to get the dancefloor moving. Shanghai Soul Club’s Baron Von West is joined by Nico, playing...
    • Nightlife | Specters | on Sat Jun 23, 2018
  • Art After Dark

    Tank Shanghai Art Center hosts a night of art, music, and beer at its Project Space. Featuring DJ Frau, free flow draft beer from The Boxing Cat Brewery and their Art Patrons exhibition, you’ll find like-minded aficionados mingling and...
  • Tourette Syndrome in China: 'Turning Adversity into Strength' by DaJong

    CTS Arts presents DaJong, the man at the forefront of the public conversation about Tourette Syndrome in China. A documentary filmmaker and Touretter, he spent a year making a documentary series about people living with Tourette's across...
  • Historic Shanghai Summer Solstice Wine Walk

    Celebrate the longest days of the year with a midsummer wine walk. "As we explore the plane tree-lined streets and tucked-away lanes of Xuhui, we will share the surprising hidden histories and the stories behind its historic architecture...
  • Night Brunch

    el Willy 'Sexy Night Brunch' Is the new sensation of Saturday night. "Every Saturday night from 8.30pm to 10.30pm, enjoy our most famous tapas with free-flow of cava, sangria or wine." Brunch now, party hard, sleep later. 550rmb with...
    • Dining | el Willy | from Jun 23 until Oct 15, 2018
  • China Social Club - Fanmail

    China Social Club is celebrating their fans by having a Chinese fan party. DJs Frau and PCJ will be playing a mix of house, disco, acid and breaks to heat you up and melt you down. Stay cool with China Social Club custom designed fans in...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Jun 23, 2018
  • Arkham pres. Jackal (Mad Decent)

    Mikey Pennington, best known by his artist name Jackal, is a 23 year-old music producer and DJ originally from England. Since the release of his track "Shakedown", Jackal's presence in electronic dance music has quickly risen and...
  • Riddim 'n' Vibe

    Riddim'n'Vibe back at C's. Residents Rabbit and Resinate bring to you drum and bass music from across the spectrum. MC Jado on the mic supplying the bars and crowd hype. Rinse out! No cover.
    • Nightlife | C's | on Sat Jun 23, 2018
  • Weekend Comedy Showcase

    This Saturday night six very funny comedians from four different countries will gather at Comedy UN and cook up a night full of laughter for you! 7pm. 50rmb.
    • Nightlife | Comedy UN | on Sat Jun 23, 2018
  • Factory Settings & James Lealand

    Factory Settings & James Lealand holding it down until the morning hours at Celia. Tech house and harder grooves for the floor. 100rmb cover, including one drink after 2am.
  • Medusa: Pride

    Qween diva Michael Cignarale and fluffer-in-motion Mau Mau get back together for an all-night set exploring the inner and outer depths of soul, hole, and hedonism. Serving only the fiercest house, tribal and late-night disco sleeze to...
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Sat Jun 23, 2018
  • Photography Class for Beginners

    Every Saturday, there'll be a small class (limited to 5) on digital photography. Learn the basics (shutter speed, aperture, ISO), runs from 2-5pm. Bring you camera (if you have a DLSR, bring the kit lens or the lens it came with)....
  • British Invasion: The Shanghai Beatles Live

    The Pearl cabaret club hosts a British Invasion party with Beatles tribute act The Shanghai Beatles cycling through the classics of all eras of the Fab Four. No entry fee. Happy hour from 6pm; show at 8pm.
    • Nightlife | The Pearl | on Sat Jun 23, 2018
  • The Rooster's 5th Annual Scooter Wash

    Temperatures are picking up, so it's time to bring out some buckets and get ready for our 5th Annual Scooter Wash, this time benefitting Heart 2 Heart Shanghai/ 100rmb for a scooter wash and a beer. 3pm.
  • Jiashan Saturday Market

    A family-friendly foodies market in an intimate courtyard in the FFC area. Artisan foods like Polish pierogies, Venezuelan arepas and home-made hummus. Pantry items to take home like Power-Me-Healthy granola, Butler&White sausages and...
  • Love Boat

    Oh man. The nautical theme is strong with this one. Here, just read this; "Shanghai Sailors! Are you read for the summer? MVP cruise you all night long for LOVE BOAT. Enter in M1NT Harbor, come aboard and set a course for adventure....
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Sat Jun 23, 2018
  • Commune Market June 23-24 at Taixing Square

    This month Commune market is back at Taixing Square. They'll be peddling the usual: gourmet food, drinks, and unique retail. Shanghai's handmade crafts, jewelry, accessories, art, and food. June 23-24 from 11am-6pm. Free entry.
    • Community | Zhang Yuan | on Jun 23 and Jun 24, 2018
  • Dutch Djs Flying High

    Dutch electronic dance music on the agenda for The Mansion this Saturday night. Guests coming in special from Holland to show you how it's done on their floors. 10pm to 1am, 100rmb cover includes 5 drinks. 1am to 3am, 100rmb includes 3...
  • Apocalyptic Fantasies: Physical Therapy

    Physical Therapy is the New Jersey born-and-raised producer/DJ, and head of the Allergy Season label. Physical Therapy is known for a constantly shifting and abstracted take on club music, from fast-paced techno to breakbeat science, and...
    • Nightlife | ALL Club | on Sat Jun 23, 2018
Jun
24
  • Found 158 Budweiser Light Up The FIFA World Cup Viewing Party

    Budweiser as the official beer sponsor for FIFA World Cup is hosting a live viewing experience at Found 158 with 4 x Super Large LED Screens and various interactive games. Purchase Budweiser, watch the match and stand a chance to win...
    • Nightlife, Sports & Recreation | Found 158 | Daily until Jun 24 2018
  • NTS Radio Live from Shanghai

    Another excellent way to spend the afternoon is with NTS Radio Live from Shanghai. For this broadcast China Social Club has invited Yehaiyahan, the alias of Shanghai favourite, ChaCha (3pm-4pm). Following on from her live set, CSC has...
  • Princess Dressmaking DIY

    Want to be a princess? Sip & Paint will have a Princess Party in which our teacher will give step by step guidance in how to tie knots to a dress to make it look like a princesses' flowing gown. No stitching is required and the young...
  • Return of the Clams

    120 kg of beautiful plump clams are resting in the cool pristine Pacific waters off the coast of Vancouver, unaware of their pending fate. Every Sunday and Monday night ...they land in Shanghai. 98rmb for a bucket of clams.
Jun
25
  • TGIM - Buy-One-Get-One on All Mains

    A great Monday night deal from Nordic favorite EQ. From 5pm every Monday, they're offering buy-one-get-one on all their main courses, with the purchase of a drink. Great (and thrifty) way to start out the week. "Love to eat. Eat to love."
    • Dining | EQ | Mondays
  • Pork Knuckle Monday

    Start the week with a huge cut of meat -- roasted German pork knuckle. Crispy. Tasty. Delicious. Good for sharing. This Bavarian dish comes with cabbage bacon salad OR sauerkraut, bread dumplings, and two drinks of your choice (Schloß...
  • Mondays You Paint, We Pour

    It’s time to get your creative juices flowing. Roxie hosts a “You Paint, We Pour” event every monday night. From 6pm-9pm, happy hour is 30rmb on beer/ house wine/ house spirits. Art packs will be available to purchase or bring your own.
    • Nightlife | Roxie | Mondays
  • Three-Week DDC Talented Youth Program

    DDC (Diligence & Delight Learning Center) aims to provide challenging and creative courses in English for students with high academic aptitude and performance in primary and secondary school. STEM, Humanity and Arts courses are to be...
  • Tiny Tot's Summer Camp

    Tiny Tots is offering week sessions of camp from June to end of July, for kids 2-7 years old. The program includes: swimming, water play, tennis, soccer, ballet, kickboxing, science, music, theater, games, baking, and arts and crafts;...
  • 12-day DDC Talented Youth Program

    Diligence & Delight Learning Center (DDC) aims to provide challenging and creative courses from primary and secondary school. STEM, Humanity and Arts courses are to be offered in DDC Talented Youth Program, like Underwater Robotics,...
    • Community | YKPS High | from Jun 25 until Aug 3, 2018
Jun
26
  • MultiSport Summer Camp

    Multisport is hosting a camp at Green Valley Villas, with activities like: gymnastics, dodgeball, tennis, football, and more for kids 4-12 (will be split into 3 groups). Runs from 9.15am-3pm and costs 3,500rmb per week; early bird...
  • Four-Hands Menu: 'The Art of French Cuisine'

    Michelin-starred Chef Christian Tetedoie, together with chef de cuisine William Mahi craft a five-day “four hands” exclusive set menu at The 1515 WEST Chophouse. Three-course lunch: 388rmb++ per person, with wine pairing, additional...
Jun
27
  • Rock 'N' Roll Cinema: 'Rock, Rock, Rock'

    One of the first exploitation rock movies, the whole movie has a barely-there plot which serves as an excuse for what the people are really there for: to see rare footage of early rock stars (Chuck Berry, Johnny Burnette, LaVern Baker,...
    • Community, Nightlife | The Hoy Hoy | on Wed Jun 27, 2018
  • Mobile World Congress Shanghai

    Over 600 exhibitors will gather in Shanghai to showcase the most innovative products & services and the big ideas that will influence the future of the mobile industry. Big conference for technology people. More details at their website...
    • Community | SNIEC | from Jun 27 until Jun 29, 2018
Jun
28
  • World Cup of Beer

    Enjoy all games of the World Cup on big screens at World of Beer and at the same time get regular Happy Hour prices on beers and food during the World Cup games. Watch all games live. Free entry.
  • Tomasz Guiddo (Compost Records)

    Globetrotting DJ, music producer and sound designer whose discography includes tracks released on world's most influential indie record labels such as Compost, Beats In Space, Ostgut Ton, Sonar Kollektiv, Mule Musiq, Connaisseur, Luv...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Jun 28, 2018
  • Girls Night Out

    MVP Events brings hosts Girls Night Out with sponsors Green Massage at Bar Rouge. This week girls can win a voucher to have a luxury massage. From 9.30pm, free cocktails and manicure for ladies, with Summer-K on the tunes. Free entry...
    • Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Thu Jun 28, 2018
  • Arkham pres. Hip Hop Night Vol.13

    Arkham hosts a hip hop night for the kids every Thursday. New school and old school rhymes and beats from rotating from the likes of Come Correct Crew, Preme, DJ Caution, T-Plus, DJ Dead, 1STER, MMQ, KURUPT, JOE, a whole bunch. A whole...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Thu Jun 28, 2018
Jun
29
  • Summer Soirée feat. Frank Bray

    Get ready for a fabulous Summer Soirée, with New York's own Frank Bray stealing the limelight, singing Sinatra melodies throughout the evening. Set in the glitzy glamor of Club 3 1/3 at Three on the Bund, the band starts playing at 7pm,...
  • World Cup of Beer

    Enjoy all games of the World Cup on big screens at World of Beer and at the same time get regular Happy Hour prices on beers and food during the World Cup games. Watch all games live. Free entry.
  • Motorbike Maximum Rock ’n’ Soul… From Hell! 

    From the makers of the Shanghai Soul Club comes MOTORBIKE MAXIMUM ROCK ’N’ SOUL, an all-vinyl party dedicated to spinning heavy fuel wax from nuggets era bands — The Seeds, Electric Prunes, 13th Floor Elevators, Count Five, the Music...
    • Nightlife | Specters | on Fri Jun 29, 2018
  • Scream! The MJ Tribute Show

    The only Michael Jackson tribute show you'll ever need. Singer Courtney Knott and The Shanghai Sheiks have spent months preparing for this one. Expect a wild show full of original arrangements, deep album cuts, and of course, all the MJ...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Jun 29 and Jun 30, 2018
  • Barbarism Vol. 6

    The monthly club night for civilized barbarians. "BARBARISM is an escape for those who work hard all week and need to experience rawness and real feelings." Expect new hip hop, familiar vocals in strange new contexts, and songs you...
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Fri Jun 29, 2018
  • I Love '80s

    Unico and MVP Events hosts the latest edition of their retro 80s night. " Tease your hair, wear your favorite puffy sleeves, oversized shirts and don’t forget your legendary Converse to dance all night long with your favorite timeless...
    • Nightlife | Unico | on Fri Jun 29, 2018