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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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Oct
21
  • Teatro Alla Scala | Mozart's Die Zauberflöte

    Die Zauberflöte is the last opera composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The libretto is based on Martin Christoph Wieland’s fairytale “Lulu’s Magic Flute” from Dschinnistan. The opera premiered in Vienna in 1791. This production marked...
  • Happy Hour

    All drinks will be BOGO and each drink order comes with a free aperitivo (plate of meat, cheese, and pizza).
Oct
22
  • Mi Casa Es Su Casa

    A big Latin party with salsa dance classes, live percussionist Thomas Dyani, and Latin music all night long. Mojitos are BOGO until 11pm too.
  • Ghostbusters

    Free entrace & Free popcorn Special burger deal only 88rmb with a beer Happy hour from 6-8pm Movie info: Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz and Egon Spengler work at Columbia University. where they delve into the paranormal and fiddle with many...
  • Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

    Shanghai Comedy Bunker at CAGES Bar and Sports hosts a biweekly open night! All are welcome. Add ShanghaiComedy on WeChat or show up on the day and they'll arrange/provide guidance for your comedy debut. Tuesdays at 9pm, Sundays at...
  • Live Coaching - Removing Negative Patterns in Life

    Who should attend? If you are someone struggling with negative patterns in life, such as overwhelming negative emotions, constantly worrying about issues in life or you are not sure how to create positive changes then you might like...
Oct
23
  • ERA - Intersection of Time

    They say you haven't been to Shanghai unless you've seen the acrobats. A multi-million dollar show, "ERA: The Intersection of Time" is Shanghai's most popular acrobatic show, featuring the gamut of traditional and contemporary Chinese...
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
  • Unicorn Party

    Are you a unicorn? Every Wednesday free selected cocktails for all ladies till midnight. This night deserves a special treatment transforming Revolucion into a magical mystical Unicorn. Decorations and surprises for all ladies. Resident...
  • This Is Cabaret

    Candor hosts the musical: This is Cabaret. The resident cast does their version of this classic story in a performance that involves a bit of audience involvement. Classic pieces from the musical will be performed with a full cast of...
  • Legends of the Condor Heroes: Translating a Legend

    Martial arts novels have been wildly popular with Chinese audiences for generations, and perhaps none more so that Jin Yong (Louis Cha)’s Legends of the Condor Heroes series. Gigi Chang and Shelly Bryant, co-translators of the fourth...
  • Ceramics Master Class with Richard Notkin

    A rare opportunity to take a master class with the legendary ceramist Richard Notkin, renowned for his Yixing teapot series and ceramic mural depicting the Hiroshima blast, The Last Syllable of Recorded Time. Richard will guide students...
  • The Entrepreneurship Visa: Will It Work for You?

    Join AmCham Shanghai's Entrepreneurship Committee on October 23rd, from 4:30-6:00 pm to discuss Shanghai's entrepreneurship visa. The Entrepreneurship Visa: Will It Work For You? will present practical steps on how to obtain the...
  • Montessori School Of Shanghai Open Day

    Minhang Campus open day welcome families with children 1.5-3 years old. You can meet the teachers, experience the Toddler Circle Time, visit the Montessori classroom and interact with Montessori materials. Minhang Campus. Scan the QR...
Oct
24
  • Karbido - The Table

    One hour of random compositions, sound interventions and audio-performative actions from Polish avant-garde band Karbido. A piece of furniture – a table – is transformed into a potent musical instrument capable of playing everything from...
  • Shanghai 48H | The POLLUX 2019 Immersive Concert

    A 48-hour music gathering at Shanghai Music Valley and Modernsky Lab, consisting of mini-forum discussion, documentary screening, and a concert. POLLUX MUSIC deploys vision, sound, smell, taste, touch and fortune - the six sensory...
  • This Is Cabaret

    Candor hosts the musical: This is Cabaret. The resident cast does their version of this classic story in a performance that involves a bit of audience involvement. Classic pieces from the musical will be performed with a full cast of...
  • ON ● House/Techno/Acid

    "ON" is all about old and new House, Breakbeat, Electro, and Acid. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Oct 24 2019
  • Free Mahjong Night

    Learn the basic rules of how to be a Mahjong Guru. Free. Attendees must RSVP via the QR code in the attached image.
  • 20/40: Comedy Sketch Show

    20/40 aims to deliver 20 hilarious sketches in 40 minutes, with the audience deciding what comes next, be it a sketch, song, mime or magic trick. If the performers fail to complete the 20 in 40, they must buy shots for the audience....
  • Ladies Who Drink: Cognac

    A brilliant chance to try the mysterious elixir that is #Cognac! They'll be doing a double blind tasting, and will help you identify what you like. 318rmb.
  • #IamZeroWaste Workshop

    During 2 hours, you will learn about Zer’0Waste principles, the environmental context, tips about where to buy in Shanghai; how to live without plastics in your day to day life and reduce waste; simple recipes that will help you save...
    • Community | theDesk | on Thu Oct 24 2019
  • 20/40 Sketch Comedy Show

    20 plays. 40 minutes. YOU decide the order. Can we do it? A comedy show challenge unlike anything you've ever experienced. Fast, frenetic, fun, and funky.
  • How-To Series: WeChat Work Optimize Your Business Operations onto WeChat

    WeChat Work, the powerful communications app created by Tencent to foster business operations, offers many out-of-the-box features which can turn out to be extremely useful to your company, but its biggest capabilities and features go...
  • How to Navigate Your Career Path

    No matter what you are facing at this particular stage of your career, you need some sort of enlightenment along your path to the next stage of your professional career. AmCham Shanghai Human Resources Committee will hold a casual...
  • Cocktail Cinema | The Shining

    COCKTAIL CINEMA is back with the uncut version of Stanley Kubrick’s classic: THE SHINING (1980). As usual, we'll be mixing three bespoke cocktails inspired by the movie, cocktails featuring Jameson Whisky by a special guest bartender....
  • Redic Shanghai Chapters Exhibition - Historic Cha House 1st Edition

    A multi-sensory inspiration experience in the historic building next to the Sukhothai Hotel. 48rmb early bird tickets before October 25, 78rmb online, 88rmb on the door. For optimal experience, bring headphones and wear a touch of white.
  • NewCo Shanghai

    One day, 5 tracks, 20 companies: an open studio tour with the vibe of a music festival. By seeing their home office firsthand and meeting face-to-face with founders and CEOs, you’ll learn how they drive transformation through technology,...
  • The Master Blender

    Learn how to pair wine with Hunan food and blend bottled wines. 50rmb pre-sale or 100rmb on the door.
    • Dining | Karaiya | on Thu Oct 24 2019
  • ZeroWaste Workshop Day 1

    Learn how to have zero waste in Shanghai and tips about where to buy those items to help you achieve the goal; how to leave without plastics; how to make simple dishes that are produces less waste. You will get a sustainable kit...
    • Community | theDesk | on Thu Oct 24 2019
  • Boomi Screening - Chasing Ice

    Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his...
  • Entrepreneurs' Organization Shanghai Vibe Party

    Join members of EO Shanghai (Entrepreneurs' Organization) and prospective members for a wine tasting and appetizers at Pudao Wines. RSVP by October 23 to shanghai@eochina.org.
    • Business, Community | Pudao Wines | on Thu Oct 24 2019
Oct
25
  • ERA - Intersection of Time

    They say you haven't been to Shanghai unless you've seen the acrobats. A multi-million dollar show, "ERA: The Intersection of Time" is Shanghai's most popular acrobatic show, featuring the gamut of traditional and contemporary Chinese...
  • Andy Tubman

    Philadelphia born singer, songwriter, musician and cofounder of the Jane Does, Andy Tubman, aka Skinnytubs, is coming to Shanghai as part of his China Tour. A bit of an underground act, his lilting, bluesy vocals first popped onto the...
  • DJ Mark Robinson at Bar Rouge Shanghai

    A night of blasting beats and smooth rhythms from House Music to timeless Disco anthems: Mark Robinson takes the decks at Bar Rouge! Professionally devoted to DJing for more than 20 years, Mark Robinson is among the first DJs ever to...
  • Fear On The Bund Halloween Party

    BEVEX, the event organizer behind Beernanza, Mixnanza, Shanghai International Beer Festival and more, invades the Bund with a weekend of "Fear on the Bund Halloween Party" presented by Gouden. They've set-up a crime scene in a historic...
  • Heavy Metal Halloween - Live

    Heavy Metal Halloween! There is no Halloween without some serious Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. The Pearl Red Stars rock through a huge catalogue from Ozzy, Sabbath, Dio and Iron Maiden to Metallica, Rammstein, AC/DC and so many more evil,...
  • Eyes Wild Open: Geisha Dark Circus Experience

    Candor's bringing another original "Dark Circus" experience to their intimate stage space. Come have your senses tantalized by their first ever Geisha-themed show. An evening mixing the traditional arts of feudal Japan's caste of...
  • Mindfulness & Yoga Family Retreat

    Escape for a family weekend to Chongming Island doing yoga and being mindful. Two parents and two children, 7,400rmb. One parent and two children, or two parents and one child, 5,850rmb. One parent and one child, 4,300rmb.
  • The Czech National Ballet La Bayadère

    The Czech National Ballet from Prague occupies a firm position on the Czech Republic’s dance scene, as well as in the Central European context. Founded in 1883, the company’s dialogue with global dance theatre has been pursued by its...
  • Epic Bottle Share

    Craft beer nerds unite! The time has come again for another epic bottle share with rare archived beers and unique bottles from around the globe with people. Also, be the first one to try the special Shanghai Craft Brewers Association &...
  • Hologram Dreams

    "A voyage from the future into the abyss!" DJs Heatwolves and friends take Dada's dancefloor on a technicolor descent from Italo Disco, Chicago House, and J-Pop deep down into New Wave, Electro, and cybernetic horror. Seminal classics,...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Oct 25 2019
  • Mahjong Night

    Learn how to play the Classic Chinese game of Mahjong. 30rmb.
  • Yellow Mountains + Hot Springs

    See the best scenic spots of the Yellow mountains in one weekend amd relax in the famous Huangshan hot springs. 1,299rmb.
  • Phil Kay: Stand Up Comedy

    Stand-up comedy force of nature Phil Kay is coming to Shanghai. Striding across the stage with an affable charm and absurdity, Phil Kay is Scottish, hairy, and known to bathe crowds in a waterfall of comic positivity. 150rmb on the door.
  • Britannica Early Years and Primary Open Morning

    Find out first-hand about what the Academic Year 2019-2020 has to offer. Free.
  • Jazz It Up Life Festival

    Jazz at Lincoln Center is taking to the street. Yuanmingyuan Lu, specifically. This three-day free festival will have a full swinging jazz stage, shows for kids, a salsa dancing party, an eating contest, a streetlong market fair-type...
  • University Session | An Audience with UK Universities

    Wellington College International Shanghai will be hosting a showcase event featuring a selection of the UK’s top universities. Admissions teams from Bath, Bristol, Warwick and Loughborough Universities will be in attendance, giving...
  • Movie: A Chinese Ghost Story

    To get you in the proper Halloween spirit, Pottery Workshop is screening this cult classic, a 1987 HK rom-com-horror flick. Ning Choi-san takes shelter in a deserted temple, and meets and to an evil demonness – battles, a visit to the...
  • Black Swan Party

    Four DJ night at this lounge on the Bund, including Andrew Bull, Blueman, Clef G and Zhengxuan Huang. 300rmb including two premium cocktails.
  • Golden Gloves Fightnight

    Fight night! Watch GG's amateur fighters go after each other for the pleasure of the viewing audience. 100rmb entry including two drinks.
Oct
26
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
  • Rocky Horror Halloween Show

    Give yourself over to absolute pleasure this Halloween at The Rocky Horror DRAG Show: an outrageously sinful, gender-bending reinterpretation of the ultimate smutty cult classic. Follow the light over at the Frankenstein place, find out...
  • Shaving in the Dark Comics Zine 9 Launch Party

    Shaving in the Dark is a Shanghai-based collective of artists ("nerds") with a passion for comics and illustration. Issue 9 of their comics zine has been simmering for a while... it's full of very tasty stuff! Discover it along with the...
  • 5 Part Lecture Series: Part 2 - Business Registration

    Each lecture will be approx 90 minutes long and include a Q&A session. The lectures are held by Mandarin Community and presented by Orlocity. Pre-booking is required and your booking will not be valid until paid for. Refunds available...
  • Yuyintang Halloween Tribute Concert

    It’s huge. It’s mental. It’s back! Shanghai’s biggest Halloween Tribute Show is happening on October 26 at Yuyintang Park. Now in its 14th iteration, the annual concert features Shanghai musicians across the spectrum of genres, dressing...
  • The Freakshow Halloween Party

    Big Halloween party from MVP Events at the 92nd floor of the Park Hyatt, "transforming the floor into a frightening house that will leave you terrified." Boo! Dj Tuto & Titi on musical duty. Free entry before midnight by RSVP to...
  • Eyes Wild Open: Geisha Dark Circus Experience

    Candor's bringing another original "Dark Circus" experience to their intimate stage space. Come have your senses tantalized by their first ever Geisha-themed show. An evening mixing the traditional arts of feudal Japan's caste of...
  • Piano Recital by Mikhail Pletnev

    The Russian pianist, composer and conductor will perform renditions of Mozart and Beethoven at Shanghai's Shaoc Concert hall on October 26. Pletnev's rise to fame started when he won the Gold Medal at the VI International Tchaikovsky...
  • We Lost The Sea

    Sydney based instrumentalists We Lost the Sea presenting their brand new album Triumph and Disaster. Triumph & Disaster is a post-apocalyptic view on the collapse of the world told like a children’s story and illustrated through the eyes...
  • 23rd Sino-German Job Fair

    The Sino-German Job Fair connects students and young professionals from various academic backgrounds with German employers. It has been organized by German Industry and Commerce Greater China and the German Centre on a regular basis...
  • The Czech National Ballet La Bayadère

    The Czech National Ballet from Prague occupies a firm position on the Czech Republic’s dance scene, as well as in the Central European context. Founded in 1883, the company’s dialogue with global dance theatre has been pursued by its...
  • Shanghai Pizza Fest

    Over 30 vendors in Shanghai will be on site slinging slices of the finest the city has to offer, along with other food, drinks, music and fun for the whole family. 20rmb on the door. Venue on the flyer.
  • Abbey Road Halloween Party

    The Shanghai Beatles, at Abbey Road to play your favorite Beatles’ songs. Free entry.
  • Yoga for Spine

    This special and powerful 1Day Therapy is designed for any Back Pain, Scoliosis, Disc Herniation, Misalignment. Session will be led by Indian master, Dr Chandan, who has 6-year clinical experience and 10-year experience as yoga...
  • Run For Your Lives 2019

    Run For Your Lives is the one and only original Zombie Survival Game. Run For Your Lives originated from Maryland, USA, after hosting 53 events around the world. RFYL returns after 2 years of re-designing the game upgrades, Shanghai has...
  • Yoga in the Park

    Join for yoga at Xiangyang Park plus a discounted brunch at Moka Bros. All genders and levels are welcome. B.Y.O.M. (Bring Your Own Mat). 88rmb.
  • from ONE to ANOTHER

    One day, a painting hanging on the wall of Yin Changzhi’s studio fell down and was punctured at the corner of the desk. The canvas, which had been taut, was flabby, with raw edges torn at the seams and the back strips exposed. In the...
    • Arts | Gallery 55 | from Oct 26 until Dec 1 2019
  • Halloween Zombie Hospital

    A zombie apocalypse is coming… There was a victim, and you can help us find out the killer. During the course of the party, everyone tries to find out who the murderer is. (The murderer, meanwhile, tries to avoid detection!) Everyone...
    • Nightlife | FOGO | on Sat Oct 26 2019
  • Hot Springs and Ancient Town

    Spend a weekend in a 5-star hotel and luxury hot springs. A weekend of relaxing, healthy hot springs baths, tasty food, and cultural discovery - an ancient town with more than 1,200 years of history. 999rmb.
  • Mojitos & Mandarin

    Sip mojitos and some local drinks, snack on finger food, and listen to a small talk about Chinese drinking culture. 30rmb including a drink.
  • Phil Kay: Stand Up Comedy

    Stand-up comedy force of nature Phil Kay is coming to Shanghai. Striding across the stage with an affable charm and absurdity, Phil Kay is Scottish, hairy, and known to bathe crowds in a waterfall of comic positivity. 150rmb at the door.
    • Nightlife | Masse | on Sat Oct 26 2019
  • Charity Pumpkin Carving Contest

    Charity Halloween Pumpkin Carving Competition. Add Chase on WeChat (ID: ChaseLW9), and contribute a 100rmb donation, which will get you a pumpkin and all of the carving tools you'll need.
  • Shanghai PowerWalk Half Marathon

    Fourth edition of the PowerWalk Half Marathon, where you are not allowed to run. Fee includes a walker bag, T-shirt, ferry ticket, raffle ticket, snacks and water. 158rmb.
  • Diwali Bollywood Night

    Dinner, dancing and Bollywood vibes with a DJ from India and food from Hit Wicket. No cover charge.
  • Alter. x Casillero del Diablo Halloween

    Alter throws a Halloween party in the new Don Club and brings in Dutch DJ Elias Mazian for a night of eclectic disco, house, acid and techno. Dress code: spooky with a Chinese touch. 120rmb early bird, 150rmb pre-sale, 200rmb on the...
    • Nightlife | Don Club | on Sat Oct 26 2019
  • “50 Shades of Horror”

    The theme is Bloody Masquerade with a heavy dose of S&M (masks, gore, and whips). Pumpkin Ale on tap, a special Halloween menu, DJ, and performances. Tickets are 100rmb pre-sale (128rmb at the door) for entry, free-flow for the early...
  • Jazz It Up Life Festival

    Jazz at Lincoln Center is taking to the street. Yuanmingyuan Lu, specifically. This three-day free festival will have a full swinging jazz stage, shows for kids, a salsa dancing party, an eating contest, a streetlong market fair-type...
  • ShanghaiLGBT Halloween Pub Crawl

    As the weather turns colder and the nights turn long, ShanghaiLGBT's spookiest annual tradition returns: The Halloween Pub Crawl. Ghostly gays, lesbian witches, bi vampires, trans transylvanians, otherworldly allies and anyone else on...
    • Nightlife | Roxie | on Sat Oct 26 2019
  • Yoga + Brunch

    An hour of vinyasa yoga flow on the rooftop followed by a vegan friendly brunch at Ole Kitchen. 168rmb for drop-ins.
  • Montessori School Of Shanghai Open Day

    Jiading Campus Open Day welcomes families with 1.5-5 year old children. On this day you can meet the teachers, visit the classroom and explore the variety of Montessori materials. Scan QR code to register. Free.
  • Halloween At The Commune Social

    The commune Social invites you to try their specials and unique spine-chilling dishes and creepy drinks... from Saturday 26th til Thursday 31th October.
  • EDH HALLOWEEN EPIC RAVE

    Knopha, Michael Cignarale, Linfeng, Heatwolves, and Jianz throw down in a basement full of lasers. 80rmb.
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Sat Oct 26 2019
  • CELEBRITY RESURRECTION

    Resuscitating your favorite dead celebrities for Halloween. Best Celebrity costume will win a cash prize of 1,000rmb. 100rmb including a drink.
  • Harrow Open Day

    Harrow Open Day welcomes families with children from 18 months to 18 years to have a tour of their campus guided by their student ambassadors. Free.
  • Spooky Saturn

    The night of Halloween is the scariest night of the year, when diabolic spirits and alliens come among us to bring terror in the streets of Shanghai. Redisson Blu Hotel is gonna be the meeting point of those evil souls, located just in...
Oct
27
  • Gala by Czech National Ballet

    The Czech National Ballet in Prague occupies a firm position on the Czech Republic’s dance scene, as well as in the Central European context. Founded in 1883, the company’s dialogue with global dance theatre has been pursued by its...
  • State Chamber Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus

    The State Chamber Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus (BSCO) was founded in 1968, under the name of "Minsk Chamber Orchestra," by a well-known musician Oleg Yanchenko, an organist, composer and conductor. They will be led on October 27...
  • Kiddies’ Halloween Party

    Paulaner @ Raffles City is going to host a special Halloween event for Paulaner’s youngest guests. Kids will be treated to an All-You-Can-Eat buffet featuring their favorite foods including limitless ice cream and popcorn. They are also...
  • Half-Day Rooftop Urban Retreat

    Part 1: Fitness - interval training Part 2: Yoga - detox vinyasa flow Part 3: Relax - movie screening & healthy picnic. All-inclusive. 200rmb.
  • Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

    Shanghai Comedy Bunker at CAGES Bar and Sports hosts a biweekly open night! All are welcome. Add ShanghaiComedy on WeChat or show up on the day and they'll arrange/provide guidance for your comedy debut. Tuesdays at 9pm, Sundays at...
  • Chongming Island Cycling Trip

    Cycle 36km on Chongming Island on this day trip, starting at 8.30am in People's Square, and arriving back in downtown around 7.30pm. 399rmb.
  • Jazz It Up Life Festival

    Jazz at Lincoln Center is taking to the street. Yuanmingyuan Lu, specifically. This three-day free festival will have a full swinging jazz stage, shows for kids, a salsa dancing party, an eating contest, a streetlong market fair-type...
  • Kids’ Halloween Party

    Face painting, kids games, and costumes. Expect fun games such as pin the boo! on the ghost, tic tac toe table and balloon blowing game.
  • Halloween Live Music

    The 10-piece powerhouse powerhouse Studio 188 puts on a spooky show for Halloween.
  • Free Shanghainese Class

    Learn some Shanghainese phrases to impress your neighbors and help get better bargains while shopping in Shanghai. Local Shanghai teachers will guide you in pronunciation and provide individual feedback. Free. RSVP required.
  • Taco-ween

    Halloween at Tacolicious this year is all treats with drinks specials running all evening. Dj on the terrace and free face painting. Free.
  • Revo Deep

    Leo Chiodaroli and guests play funky house and house with a Latin twist. BOGO on Moscow Mules until 11pm. Free entry.
  • Live Green Love Eco! Market

    Ghoulishly Green is the theme this month at the Live Green Love Eco Market at MoreThanEat. Specialty food merchants and eco designers will also be showcased. Don’t forget to bring your used clothes & costumes to swap, textiles / oral...
Oct
28