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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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  • Ghost in the Shell

    It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that...
  • Mom2Mom Second-Hand Charity Bazaar

    At this Mom2Mom Second Hand Sale, you can buy pre-loved and new kid’s clothes, shoes, strollers, child seats, toys, books and much more for low prices. Sellers and donors donate 20%-100% of their profits to Heart to Heart charity. Free...
  • Tuesday Tunesday: Jazz and Blues Edition Social

    Arts outfit Elevate occupy TY7 for their bi-weekly social night. It's an opportunity to meet some creative people, have a chat, and listen to some great music. This week the focus is on jazz & blues. For more info, follow the QR code. Free.
    • Community, Nightlife | TY7 | on Tue May 28 2019
  • A Woman's Worth: Richest Women in Shanghai Event Series

    Learn how to step into your worth and adopt a winning mindset about what you deserve in and out of the office, hosted by storyteller and educator, Tamar Hela. Tamar will walk you through your own journey of worthiness, using creative...
  • The Work That Reconnects

    The ‘Work that Reconnects’ is a series of experiential practices pioneered by Joanna Macy drawn from systems theory, deep ecology, Buddhism, Indigenous wisdom and other sources, which aims to: ● Provide people with opportunities to...
  • World Beer Tour China

    World Beer Tour China - Shanghai (WBTC) is an annual extravaganza for beer lovers. Over 30 breweries represented from around the world, a variety of accessories and beer gifts, specialty glasswares and limited brewery wearables. Head out...
    • Community, Nightlife | SmSh Territory | from May 31 until Jun 2 2019
  • U2 Tribute Concert

    U2 Tribute! After the hugely successful run of Pearl's Queen Tribute concerts, the Pearl’s Red Stars voted to recreate U2, one the best bands that emerged in the 80s and then just kept on growing. Directly onto your iPhone, in one case!...
  • CRITICA2019 // Gender Identity & Drag

    Gender is the main topic of CRITICA - Arts for People Festival's Friday night. They will kick-off with an exploration of gender through a drag king workshop (open to everyone) by Anna Leigh Mohr, and after, film a live shadow documentary...
  • Time Management Workshop

    The British Chamber of Commerce puts on a training session for busy people. In this workshop, Jamie Dixon will guide you through a Time Management Methodology called CORD (Collect, Organise, Review, Do). He will help you build your own...
  • A La Town Five-Restaurant Grand Opening

    Grand opening of five restaurants in A La Town: Shanghai Brew House, Bourbon Cookhouse, Grill Republik, Drunken Hen diner, and Tequila Loca. The three-day event will include a VIP party, musical performances, giveaways, goodie bags,...
  • Democrats Abroad Happy Hour

    Democrats Abroad is hosting a happy hour at The Hop Project. Meet like-minded Americans and learn how you can make your voice heard back home in advance of the 2020 election. There will also be an info and activism session to fight the...
  • Learn to Bake Pretzels

    Support the Shanghai Young Bakers charity by taking one of their classes. This one focuses on pretzels and how to make them from scratch. 300rmb per person, address info and more about the charity here:...
  • Balloonatics! with Chris Henry

    Balloonatics is the award nominated and world travelled family comedy show for anyone who is crazy about Balloons. It's silly, it’s noisy, its energetic, it’s chaotic, it’s got plenty for adults as well as kids, and is the perfect...
  • Families' Day & Children's Day

    French family day in Jing'an, with petanque, pastries, French food, summer drinks, entertainment for kids, magic shows, and a pastry master demonstration. Free entrance.
  • Farmers' Market

    La Maison is teaming up with Goma Greens to offer naturally grown vegetables and fruits as well as fresh products like eggs and honey from local farmers. 11am-4pm. Free entry.
  • A Helping Hand Charity Night

    A charity night for International Children's Day in support of SOS Children's Villages. It will be a night for raising awareness about this impactful organization though a selection of guest speakers and musical performances. A set menu...
  • CRITICA Theatre Workshop with Grass Stage

    In this workshop, different basic acting exercises will guide you in creating short plays which explore inclusion, and in discovering the empowering role that acting can bring to all of us. It will specifically focus on the "body" of...
    • Arts, Community | 1900Loft | on Sat Jun 1 2019
  • CRITICA Illustrate for Visibility

    How much goes unseen? How many go unnoticed? In the Illustrate for Visibility workshop you will engage in a conversation about how to represent people fairly through illustration. Afterwards, you will be taken on a tour; not to...
    • Community | 1900Loft | on Sat Jun 1 2019
  • CRITICA Sound Healing

    “Sound Healing” workshop will immerse you on a sound journey in which you will discover and explore your inner hearing and listening, and understand how the sounds around and within can be healing. 80rmb.
    • Community, Wellbeing | 1900Loft | on Sat Jun 1 2019
  • CRITICA Self Portrait: Forms of Identity

    In this workshop, examine different identities and assumptions of yourself and others, aiming at strengthening the understanding of who we are and how our identities interact with the world. 80rmb.
    • Community | 1900Loft | on Sat Jun 1 2019
  • CRITICA Storytelling with Unravel

    Sharing personal stories can be a very powerful tool to bring visibility to issues or to generate understanding of people's lives, but how do you present your story in a captivating and connective way? Storytelling platform Unravel will...
    • Community | 1900Loft | on Sat Jun 1 2019
  • CRITICA Film Competition

    In CRITICA 2019 Film Competition, filmmakers have been challenged to use their camera to promote social inclusion. Independent Chinese and foreign filmmakers have submitted their films, and the five selected short movies will be screened...
    • Arts, Community | The Pearl | on Sun Jun 2 2019
  • Pizza Making Class for Kids

    Children's Day is all weekend at A La Town and there is a free pizza making class. Top ingredients and our open pizza kitchen with entertain kids for hours and they get to eat their freshly baked goods. Free but RSVP necessary.
  • Workshop Social Ecology & Ecofeminism

    Social Ecology & Ecofeminism Murray Bookchin was a leading theoretical progenitor of the many currents of left ecological thought and action that emerged from the 1960s. The session will explore the common routs of oppression that cause...
  • Green Change Makers

    Green Change Makers is a part of the monthly open night event of Xinchejian, the first Hacker Space in China. They will have 4 speakers to share their projects and vision about sustainability, and later will do a tour around the space...
  • DIY Fragrant Sachets

    Celebrate 端午节 (Duānwǔ jié) Dragon Boat Festival at GoEast by hand-making a traditional craft (fragrant sachets 香包 xiāng bāo) and eating zongzi (sticky rice snacks). 30rmb.
  • Turn Plastic Waste into a Tangram Game

    Don't know what to do with your plastic waste? Transform plastic into a precious Tangram Toy. Learn about the different types of plastic that we can easily recycle and those we should stop using. Precious Plastic Shanghai gives waste a...
  • Rooftop Commune Market

    Rooftop party with designer and craft stuff, including fashion, beauty, jewelry, visual arts, summer time food, BBQ, new cocktail mixes and craft beer. 11am-6pm. Rooftop of 688 Shaanxi Bei Lu near Kangding Lu, elevator to fifth or sixth...
  • Consumer Electronics Show

    Big trade event showcasing the newest products from major tech companies, such as 3D printing, mobile phones, household appliances, sports and fitness trackers, and VR gear. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been...
    • Community | SNIEC | from Jun 11 until Jun 13 2019
  • Nature Connection & Indigenous Ways of Being

    Indigenous people have a tradition of conservation. In this session we will explore the traditions of indigenous tribes and how their way of being is intertwined with the natural world. Participants will be offered nature connection...
  • Shanghai Pride

    Founded in 2009, Shanghai PRIDE is the first and only LGBT Pride season in mainland China, celebrating diversity for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community and friends. The week-long festival features numerous events and...
  • Chaiti Art Festival 2019

    A festival dedicated to Indian music, the name "Chaiti" is derived from the Indian month "Chaith," or summer time. Chaiti is a form of Indian instrumental and vocal music rich with allusions to the change from spring to summer. This arts...
  • Shanghai International Film Festival

    Highlight of the year for movie nerds. Hundred of international movies and films screened in over 40 cinemas across Shanghai, as well as a few big-time movies stars popping around to Shanghai to say hello. Information on the specifics of...
    • Arts, Community, Nightlife | SmSh Territory | from Jun 15 until Jun 24 2019
  • Cardio Tennis + Yoga

    Cardio Tennis is an engaging fitness workout with heart pumping effects of tennis drills, games, and skills delivering the ultimate full body and calorie burning aerobic and anaerobic workout. 200rmb.
    • Community, Sports & Recreation | Kerry Hotel | on Sat Jun 15 2019
  • iStage Musical Theatre Camp 2019

    iStage Academy is offering a series of one-week Musical Theatre camps that involves singing, dancing and acting. The week will be rounded off by a performance. Applicants aged 5-8 are welcome between June 17-23 for a chance to perform in...
    • Arts, Community, Sports & Recreation | 1088 Plaza | from Jun 17 until Jul 23 2019
  • Active Kidz Summer Camp 2019

    Sports camps by Active Kidz Shanghai, running 5-day sessions from June 17 to July 26, from 9am-4pm, for kids ages 6-15, there's soccer, baseball, trampoline and basketball. Full day camp (9am-4pm) is 2,500rmb per week, half-day...
  • SCIS Kids Summer Camp 2019

    Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) is offering specialized summer camp programs consisting of developmentally appropriate activities. Their summer camp programs are non-academic, thematic programs, including games, sports,...
  • SCIS Kids Summer Camp 2019

    Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) is offering specialized summer camp programs consisting of developmentally appropriate activities. Their summer camp programs are non-academic, thematic programs, including games, sports,...
  • Royal Dutch Riding Summer Camp

    Royal Dutch Riding Summer Camp is organizing 11 four/five day summer camps, dedicated to equestrianism. They do two M&RB riding courses and a lecture on riding safety and the basic concepts of equestrianism per day, and a final...
  • The Power of Storytelling

    Explore how stories transform our world and participants will gain tools to share their own story in an authentic form. We will explore the different narratives we live by and think creatively and collectively on how we can share a new...
  • IconX Summer Skateboard Camp 2019

    Based at the West Bund indoor skatepark, Iconx are hosting several three-day summer camps helping kids aged 6-15 years old learn how to skate like a pro, with a side of character development, health and nutrition. A three-day course...
  • Shanghai City Ballet Kids Summer Camp 2019

    From June to August, Shanghai City Ballet are offering week long courses of ballet, jazz and hip-hop dance camps with a performance at the end. A week of half-days costs 1,800rmb, full days is 3,600rmb. Children aged between 3 and 12 can...
  • Sport For Life Summer Camp 2019

    Sport For Life will have a camp this summer for kids ages 4-12, with tennis, basketball, squash, dance, and more. There's a half-day option (9-12pm) available or full-day (9-3pm). The program is in weekly sessions from June 24 to August...
  • 2019 Summer Programs

    Oogie Art is a global art school with campuses in New York, Boston, Seoul, Busan, and Shanghai. For their 2019 summer programs, they're offering five options: Summer Portfolio Intensive, a 4-10 week program for 9-12 graders looking to...
    • Arts, Community | Oogie Art | from Jun 24 until Aug 31 2019
  • MusicLAB Summer Camp 2019

    Music Lab are offering weekly music courses with a 50-minute lesson each week, giving 1.5-6 year olds the opportunity to discover dancing, singing and rhymes. It costs 1,540rmb for the full 7-week course. They are also offering two...
  • Sacred Activism & Spiritual Ecology

    The session explores the integration of spiritual values with practical action in activism and environmental work. We will discuss the role of reverence for the earth into today’s ecological debate.To create a truly sustainable future...
  • 2019 Fashion Zoo

    China's foremost fashion extravaganza is occupying the Shanghai Exhibition Center from June 27-30, offering a unique global perspective on fashion, art and culture in Shanghai. Centerpiece fashion shows (the grand opening is orchestrated...
  • The Pearl’s Got Talent Part 2

    What do you get when you cross pole-dancing, roller-skating, drag, cheerleading, vegan rap and French singing? The launch of The Pearl’s Got Talent! Join them on Thursday for the start of a monthly showcase of the freshest and brightest...
  • Little Kickers Shanghai Summer Camp 2019

    Little Kickers offers specially designed football classes for children aged 4-7 years old, combining games, creative classes and sports activities. Taking place on the Shanghai Hongqiao International School campus, the four week program...
  • WISS Sports Summer Camps

    WISS is doing two camps this summer. Stoke City FC Academy is providing premier football training to students in Shanghai. The program's for 5-16 years old, with games and a structured competition. It's 500rmb/day or 2,250rmb for the...
    • Community, Sports & Recreation | WISS | from Jul 1 until Jul 6 2019
  • Inspire! Summer Camp 2019

    Inspire! Summer Camp by LearningLeaders has four courses through July and August designed to help young people improve skills they will need in their professional life such as debating, public speaking, writing and programing. They'll...
  • Worldstrides Global Camps

    For the past three years the Wellington College campus has hosted a Summer Camp operated through Ivy League Summer Camps, now known as Worldstrides Global camps, using the Wellington College International Shanghai facilities. For Summer...
  • Britannica Summer School Program 2019

    Britannica's running a summer school program at their Gubei Lu location for students 5-11 years old, focused on team building and learning. Students will be taking part in English language sessions, drama workshops, and a wide range of...
  • Fun Science & Chinese Elementary School Bridging Course (EC)

    This summer course will stimulate children(2-6 years old)'s interests in science. Chinese language materials will be provided to encourage children to explore characters' construction and develop pre-reading and writing experience. The...
    • Community | MSS Minhang | from Jul 1 until Jul 19 2019
  • Fun Music (Toddler, EC) & Chinese Elementary School Bridging Course (EC)

    The school has invited senior professional Orff music teacher for this summer camp session. She will guide children to have fun with music, gain an appreciation for the world of music and develop music creativity. Besides, Chinese...
  • English Drama & Chinese Elementary School Bridging Course (EC)

    Sunrise Broadway musical course focuses on developing the artistic manifestation of preschool children through forms of drama and musical. This course covers basic vocal music, simple dance and situational performance. After completing...
    • Community | MSS Xuhui | from Jul 1 until Jul 19 2019
  • CodeAcademy Summer Coding Camps 2019

    Throughout July and August, Codeacademy123 will be hosting several 5-day camps with different themes, like coding for kids using Python in a Minecraft environment (1150rmb for five hours), the science behind gaming (2300rmb for five...
  • CodeAcademy Summer Camp Python Is Hacking Minecraft

    An introduction to coding for kids aged between 9 and 14 through the programing language of Python, a very useful tool in data science and machine learning, and the popular game Minecraft as a sandbox. A class of 6 will be instructed in...
  • CodeAcademy Summer Camp Coding For Kindergartners

    A course aimed at helping young children aged between 4-6 years old in classes of 6 exercise their creativity and logic through an introduction into coding and computational thinking. As well as these dates, CodeAcademy are hosting the...
  • CodeAcademy Summer Camp Gaming With Scratch

    A camp that gives 7-14 year olds an opportunity to learn how to code games that they can play with their friends. The class of 6 will be taught in English, and will also take place again at the end of the month, from July 29 to August 2.
  • All You Want To Know About Sex | LAB Forum Module 2

    The Life Advisory Board (LAB) has organized a long-lasting project called "LAB Forum," designed to help teach you how to get the most out of your life. For their second module, they'll be explaining the truths and myths about doing it,...
  • DDC 2019 Summer Courses

    BISS runs a summer program handled by DDC. They have a bunch of courses intended for grades 1-9, like "Fairy Tales & STEM," a hands-on course with STEM challenges based on Chinese and American fairy tales, such as designing a carriage...
    • Community | BISS | from Jul 15 until Aug 2 2019
  • CodeAcademy Summer Camp AI For Kids

    A fun introduction into Artificial Intelligence in English for kids aged between 7 and 12 years old. As well as these dates, CodeAcademy will host the same camp in August from the 5th to the 9th. See flyer for more details.
  • ColorJam Mini Museum Art Summer Camp

    ColorJam will have their Mini Museum art summer camp from July 22 to August 23. Kids will study a world-famous museum every week, exploring its history, culture, architecture, paintings and sculptures. In order, it's the Louvre, Galleria...
    • Arts, Community | ColorJam | from Jul 22 until Aug 23 2019
  • CodeAcademy Summer Camp Machine Learning For Kids

    A course for kids aged 7-12 on building, training and then testing machines through the IBM Watson Machine Learning environment and Scratch. The class of 6 students will be taught in English. Another 6 will get an opportunity in August...