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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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Feb
23
  • Bent Scribe & Ben Martin

    After a long drought of live music in Shanghai, Harley's is back in the (folky) swing of things with a show by Bent Scribe and Ben Martin. Original folk rock. No cover. Starts 10pm.
  • Barbarism Vol. 2

    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 dancefloor-filling and boundary-pushing pop, hip hop, indie dance,...
  • Burlesque

    Throughout February, Candor’s doing its latest show, 'Burlesque.' Based on the 2010 tour de force film ( it was a tour de force I tell you ) of the same name, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, about a small-town girl moves to Los...
  • Spring Roll Making

    Calling all foodies. The CCTV gala may be over and the red packets may have all been opened, but that doesn't mean the Spring Festival fun has to end. The Hutong School hosts a night of spring roll making. Great chance to meet new...
  • Post CNY Deal

    Holidays are over but the surprises can continue. If you're looking for savings after splurging out on your vacation, Primo1 is offering a post-CNY deal: get two complimentary dishes (oysters / truffle egg /pasta Bolognese) along with...
    • Dining | Primo1 | Daily until Mar 2 2018
  • Shuffle Dance

    The Mansion gets the party going in the new year with a shuffle dance competition. 500rmb in cold hard cash to the best dancer (and forever glory). To sign up, get at Tommy on WeChat (Tommy-Hendriks). 100rmb = entry + five drinks....
  • Changhai Wax pres. Léon C

    Changhai Wax was founded 2 years ago by Léon C. together with San and Anthon Herr. Partners in records digging, they originally focused on bringing club alternatives like afternoon parties on top of downtown Shanghai (ROOST) or building...
    • Nightlife | Dada | Today
  • Mau Mau All Night Long

    Co:Motion and MEDUSA resident, Elevator music director Mau Mau goes up for his first all night session, joined by experimental guitarist 阿鸣 for an exploration of space, rhythm and sweat. 50rmb. Starts 10pm.
  • Beats & Fruits

    Yabo on decks playing leftfield house and nu-disco. Starts 9pm. No cover.
    • Nightlife | C's | Today
Feb
24
  • Rou Gutou Chun Wan

    Good dog music for good fortune! Beatmaker Damacha and DJ Heatwolves play hip hop, bass, footwork, dog music, and video game soundtracks all night for the first annual Dada Shanghai Chun Wan. Bleeps, bloops, and dancefloor treats that...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Feb 24, 2018
  • Burlesque

    Throughout February, Candor’s doing its latest show, 'Burlesque.' Based on the 2010 tour de force film ( it was a tour de force I tell you ) of the same name, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, about a small-town girl moves to Los...
  • VOID - Shaded Explorer

    VOID initiates their first residents’ takeover of 2018. "Join the Shaded Explorer on his quest to charter the unknown and dutifully provide for the uninitiated." All night proper techno from the VOID junta. 50rmb cover. Starts 10pm.
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Sat Feb 24, 2018
  • Back to Work Party

    Chinese New Year is over and you need a drink. Le Cafe commiserates with an extended happy hour (until 10pm) and music from DJ Canine. No entry fee. Starts 7pm.
  • Special Spring Sales - Local Rock Night

    Four local bands on stage for a night of rock and pop at Harley's Line-up: The Last Palace, Psychopath, Freebirds, and The Narake. No entry fee. Starts 9pm.
  • Electropical

    Every Saturday, Unico hosts their Electropical party which is a kaleidoscope of rhythms, beats, and sensations. Music is Afro and Latin with DJs and live performers. Every night from 9.30pm to 10.30pm you can kickstart the party with...
    • Nightlife | Unico | from Feb 24 until Apr 7, 2018
  • Riddim 'n' Vibe

    Riddim'n'Vibe brings to you the best in drum & bass music from across the spectrum. This month Rabbit and Resinate will be joined by guest Y.too.K. Plus the MC Jado will be on the mic supplying bars and crowd hype. Rinse out!
    • Nightlife | C's | on Sat Feb 24, 2018
  • Live Funk & Soul with Hazel

    Singer/songwriter Hazel Gould lends her powerful voice to Shake's stage this Saturday night, backed by Shake's six-piece band. Fans of Janis Joplin, Etta James, and Dinah Washington will find much to like about her soulful, old-school...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Sat Feb 24, 2018
  • Taxx pres. Nicky Romero DJ Mag's #50

    With residencies at both Ibiza at Amnesia and in Las Vegas at the Wynn along with support from Avicii, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Hardwell and so many more, Nicky Romero has become one of the worlds most prominent names in dance music....
    • Nightlife | TAXX | on Sat Feb 24, 2018
  • CRAFT Last Call

    After a brief reboot, Craft is saying goodbye forever (before coming back as something else), with one last party. Drinks at 55rmb. Disco, techno, and more from local DJs.
    • Nightlife | Craft | on Sat Feb 24, 2018
  • Standup Comedy Showcase

    Comedy UN presents you with a diverse showcase--2 women, 4 men, 5 different countries. Beers and Mulled Wine 30rmb. Wechat: ComedyUN. 50rmb presale; 70rmb at the door.
    • Nightlife | Comedy UN | on Sat Feb 24, 2018
  • Doggystyle

    The Mansion is celebrating the first week of the new year with the theme party "DOGGYSTYLE". First ones in with that party name. Sure to be many over the next year... "With mascot PIRATE, the Mansion dog as leading example we invite you...
Feb
25
  • NTS Radio Live from Shanghai

    NTS is back this Sunday afternoon with a killer line up of local DJs broadcasting sets out into the world. Have a beer and browse some records while in a nice heated environment in the heart of town. Line-up: 4pm-5pm China Social Club;...
  • Lazy Sunday Brunch

    148rmb gets you access to a full buffet at pentalounge, including DIY bloody mary station, coffee specialties, and main course selection. 128rmb if you arrive after 2pm. Optional 50rmb add on gets you free-flow draft beer, house wine,...
    • Dining | Pentalounge | from Feb 25 until Feb 25, 2019
  • Sunday Soul

    A low-key, intimate Sunday night with bold cocktails and live music by the Shanghai Sheiks and rotating vocal talent. Expect soul classics on a warm soundsystem and laid-back vibes. Great option for those who don't want the weekend to...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Sun Feb 25, 2018
  • Sunday All-Day Stella Happy Hour

    Every Sunday, all day long, Bell Bar serves up BOGO Stella drafts for 60rmb. They open at 11am.
    • Nightlife | Bell Bar | from Feb 25 until Feb 25, 2019
Feb
26
  • Buy-One-Get-One-Free Burgers

    Jing'an favorite The Rooster kicks off the week with a buy-one-get-one-free burger (and sandwiches) deal every Monday night. They're also repeating the last weekends NFL games on the TV and knocking 50% off their nachos. Good deal(s)!
  • 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
  • BOGO Burgers

    Get a bite out of six burgers for Al's Place's BOGO Burgers special. The menu includes 4 all-new burgers available only on Mondays. See the flyer for the menu. 50rmb. Available from 3pm.
Feb
27
  • Steak Night

    Every Tuesday at Donghu Lu Italian restaurant Gemma, they've got a really good steak special on. Three options from 150rmb to the sharing Tomahawk 750rmb. Good for carnivorous couples. Available from 6pm.
    • Dining | Gemma | Tuesdays
  • 'Mike and the Baby' Charity Book Signing

    “Mike and the Baby” is a new comic book after nine years of “Mike and Bud”. "This comic book is for people of all ages and focuses on issues of parenting and affection, documenting the author Wu Miao's son from 0 to 3 years old and his...
  • Laid-Back Funk & Soul with Hazel

    A low-key night for soulful food and drinks, curated playlists, and live funk and soul. Dinner from 6pm; intimate live sets on Shake's warm soundsystem from 9pm. Singer/songwriter Hazel Gould brings her old-school soul vibe and powerful...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Tue Feb 27, 2018
  • El T*U*E*S*D*A*Y

    Every Tuesday is EL T*U*E*S*D*A*Y at Unico with MVP Events hosting a Latin party. Cuban salsa, bachata, merengue. Free-flow mojitos from 9.30pm to 10.30pm and two Mojitos for 80rmb all night. Dance to live Salsa music by La Reunion...
    • Nightlife | Unico | on Tue Feb 27, 2018
  • Fish Taco Tuesday

    Every Tuesday, restaurant and lounge favorite The Cannery hosts Mexican cocktails and Patron at 'south-of-the-border' prices. 28rmb fish tacos on offer. 5.30pm till close.
Feb
28
  • Ride China Debut Tour 2018

    Along with acts such as My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, and The Jesus & Mary Chain, Ride helped lay the foundation for the shoegaze genre. They are noted for layering sounds into complicated and lush mosaics, while maintaining strong...
Mar
1
  • Ladyfest Shanghai

    Ladyfest is a event centered on empowering and celebrating women in honor of International Women's Day. The goal of Ladyfest is to promote a dialogue for gender equality. This year's theme is "evolution". The event gathers bands,...
  • East West Theatre pres. The Crucible

    It is 1692 and young girls are falling violently ill, victims to hallucinations and seizures with no apparent cause. What follows is a descent into hysteria and intolerance, as an insular Puritanical community slowly tears itself apart....
  • John Jam Session

    One of the city's longest-running jam sessions goes down every Thursday from 9.30pm at Shanghai's house of funk and soul, Shake. This is a great night to hear veteran musicians and up-and-coming talent perform covers, original songs, and...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Thu Mar 1, 2018
Mar
2
  • HOLI Festival Of Colors Bollywood Party In Shanghai

    The long awaited Bollywood party returns. SD Entertainment presents "HOLI" The Festival Of Colors. Bollywood music, colors, dance, and lots of fun. Book your table: 139 1808 8095. 150rmb entry fee. Dress Code: Indian Or Casual (No...
  • Salvator Beer Promotion

    From March 2, Paulaner @ Xintiandi, Binjiang, Expo and Raffles City Changning are offering their strong Salvator Beer as long as the supplies last. "We would suggest you to pair this unique and strong beer with one of Paulaner’s...
  • Live Funk & Soul with Redic

    Live funk and soul, dancing, and bold food and drinks this Friday night as Redic joins Shake's six-piece band. The soulful and charismatic Chicago-native is known to sing everything from classics by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Ray...
    • Nightlife | Shake | Today
  • Join the Hot Dogs Cricket Club

    New to Shanghai? Into cricket? Shanghai's Hot Dogs cricket club is meeting up at The Blind Pig to recruit new members. Starts 7.30pm.
  • Der Morgen Showcase pres. Experimental (HU)

    "Der Morgen is a collection of experiments, derived from our desire is to express and distribute our deep affection for the sphere of sound. We promote and develop forward-thinking electronic music. Our music is the mirror of our soul:...
  • Mandarins & Oranges III - Technologies for the Future

    "What will the future be like? In the past, people used crystal balls to gain insights beyond the present. Nowadays we could probably use a mixture of statistics, modeling and virtual reality to do something similar … but the result...
  • Quintino DJ MAG's #30

    Notable releases include a remix of "Rap das Armas", "Selecta", "Go Hard" and "Fatality". In 2017 he was named No. 30 in the Top 100 DJs list put out by DJ Magazine. Supported by Afrojack, Tiesto, Hardwell, Nervo, and more. Pounding EDM...
    • Nightlife | TAXX | on Fri Mar 2, 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 Mar 2, 2018
  • Parisian Night with Ingrid & Max

    The couple have been singing in piano bars all around the French capital, and now they bring their show « Fallait-il que l’on s’aime» to Shanghai with songs of Edit Piaf, Aznavour, and other French artists.