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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
17
  • RAS Salon

    When we encounter news these days about relations between China and Japan, it is often along fairly depressing lines. It is easy to forget therefore that on a profound cultural and literary level, the relationship between the two nations...
Oct
18
  • How She Got There

    Helen Hibbott, CEO of Impact Asia, will bring her warmth, honesty and humour as she shares her personal stories from being at the top of her game in her career, to hitting rock bottom and having to build herself up again. Hear how her...
    • Community | O'Mills | on Thu Oct 18 2018
  • CSR - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    Green Drinks, a green networking event, picks CSR as its theme for October, asking people how much responsibility should be placed on corporate behaviours.
Oct
20
  • Eco Design Fair

    Shanghai's longest-running eco initiative brings eco leaders, business leaders and community groups together for a weekend of being green. Free.
  • Wuding Lu Block Party II

    All of the best bars on Wuding Lu come together for an unforgettable Block Party. 200rmb gets you total of eight free drinks, choosing from 10 different bars on Wuding Lu including Bar Centrale, Bites and Brews, Barbarian, Funka Del Sur,...
  • Will Festival

    Organized by Women in Leadership League, the WiLL Festival program includes female professional development, sex education, arts and music as well as workshops on fitness and health. Workshops will be in English and Chinese. Tickets are...
  • Oktoberfest

    Oktoberfest starting from 2pm until 9pm with an Oktoberfest Beer Garden special event outside at the courtyard behind Zeitgeist. No entrance fee.
  • Jiashan Saturday Market

    Join us for an afternoon of food, drink, friends, and shopping. Support local creativity by coming to the Jiashan Saturday Market from 11:00-16:00!
  • Compost Bin Workshop by Zero Waste Shanghai

    Make your first step towards a more sustainable lifestyle with your own compost bin! This two hour workshop will start with an introduction on Zero Waste and how to get started. This compost bin can fit inside your house or apartment...
    • Community | TRIBE | on Sat Oct 20 2018
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest for Charity

    Come join us at The Rooster on October 20th for our Pumpkin Carving Contest! All proceeds go towards benefiting the Shanghai Rotaract Club. 100rmb.
  • Welcome to the Yumiverse

    “New Ways for the New Wave” combines outdoor film screenings with DJ sets against Shanghai’s downtown skyline. Join us for our 5th and final "New Ways for the New Wave” event, where we’ll reveal a first look at yumi, a new social...
  • Best of Britain

    A multi-day event celebrating British lifestyle, innovation and excellence. The second edition of Best of British, the largest ever dedicated exhibition of British Brands in China will partner with the British Consulate-General Shanghai,...
Oct
21
  • Poetry Reading

    The Shanghai launch of poet John Tobin's poetry collection, "The Order in Which They Went. The poems in this collection are an homage to a traditional, rural American life as it exists separate from the expansion of suburbia. In three...
  • Curvy Girls Swap and Sip

    AmBADASSador is hosting a Curvy Girl Swap and Sip at Craft'd, where there will be gently used clothes brought and swapped and drinks to sip. The swap is for ladies American sized 12 and up, no cover charge, there'll be drinks for...
  • RAS Salon

    Anyone who has travelled through Thailand can’t help but see the ubiquitous name “JIM THOMPSON” on storefronts. An American officer who fell in love with Thailand during World War II, Thompson moved into a career as exotic as any...
  • Best of Britain

    A multi-day event celebrating British lifestyle, innovation and excellence. The second edition of Best of British, the largest ever dedicated exhibition of British Brands in China will partner with the British Consulate-General Shanghai,...
Oct
24
Oct
25
  • The Price We Pay: Green Drinks October Film Screening

    Green Initiatives' 94th film screening features The Price We Pay, a documentary that blows the lid off the dirty world of corporate wrongdoing, especially big-business tax avoidance which has seen multinationals depriving governments of...
  • Unravel: Stand By Me

    Unravel the monthly story-telling event is back with the theme "Stand By Me". Bringing six stories of challenges, triumph and friendship. Drinks start at 6.30pm, stories start at 7.30pm. Pre-sale tickets cost 50rmb, or else 60rmb at the...
  • Fashions ***** Secrets: Green Drinks October Film Screening

    Green Initiatives' 94th film screening presents, "Fashions' ***** Secrets.", a documentary exploring the hidden world of fashion to uncover the hidden costs of the addiction to fast fashion. 70rmb.
Oct
26
  • Historic Nanjing Weekend

    Historic Shanghai goes on a road trip to the 'southern capital', Nanjing, to explore the architectural gems and incredible stories of the "Nanking Decade" (1927-1937), when Nanjing was the capital of the Republic of China. The weekend...
Oct
28
Oct
31
  • Halloween Quiz & Rocky Horror Picture Show

    The Cages Quiz night will be on as usual on Halloween night, with a horrific twist to the terrible trivia. Immediately after the quiz, we'll show the Rocky Horror Picture Show on one of Shanghai's biggest screens! Newspapers, rubber...
  • Halloween

    This is Halloween, this is halloween! Shanghai's biggest party night of the year outside of New Year's. Keep track of what's going on with the SmSh Halloween tag .
Nov
1
  • Moka Bros Movember yoga breakfasts

    Panther and Moka Bros organize MOVEMBER YOGA BREAKFASTS every Thursday in November! 20% of your spendings will be given to MOVEMBER FOUNDATION which fights male cancer. 45-min dynamic yoga class at 8am for 80rmb.
Nov
2
  • Sustainable Sustainability Startathon

    Build a sustainable solution in less than 48 hours with a chance at incubation and cash prizes? Sustainable Sustainability is a 2 day 2 night startathon targeting entrepreneurs, makers and innovators to build scalable business models in...
Nov
4
  • 13th Annual Chili Cook Off

    The 13th Annual Chili Cook-Off is featuring 15+ vendors and contestants this year, all battling to be proclaimed the Best Chili in Shanghai. Each ticket purchase allows you entry to CAGES, 1 free Sweetwater 420 or Sweetwater IPA pint,...
Nov
8
  • West Bund Art + Design Fair

    Back for its fifth edition, West Bund Art + Design Fair hits up Shanghai's 'cultural corridor' once again in 2016. Expect a who's who of international galleries, and if previous forays are anything to go by, top-notch curation. More info...
Nov
9
  • Art 021

    This high-end art fair, named after Shanghai's area code, is now in its fourth edition and always good for a look-see. If previous incarnations are anything to go by, expect a who's who of blue-chip international galleries and top-notch...
Nov
10
  • Shanghai Biennale

    The 13th edition of the Shanghai Biennale will take place at the start of November. Most details are still TBA but they've already announced 2018's chief curator : Mexican mover Cuauhtemoc Medina.
Nov
11
  • Shanghai International Marathon

    The Shanghai International Marathon is an annual marathon held in Shanghai, China during late Fall. Having the highest price pool and the highest completion rate, the Shanghai International Marathon is one of the top-tier athletic events...
    • Community, Sports & Recreation | SmSh Territory | on Sun Nov 11 2018
Nov
24
  • St. Andrew’s Ball 2018

    The British Chamber of Shanghai throws a uniquely Scottish experience: the St. Andrew's Ball. Hot toddies, bagpiping, a Scottish-inspired four-course dinner, a Celidh band, and whisky, whisky, whisky. Tickets start from 1,242rmb.
    • Community, Nightlife | W Shanghai | on Sat Nov 24 2018
Nov
30
  • Jing'an Christkindlmarkt

    The traditional German Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market) is back in Shanghai, with baked apples, chestnuts, gingerbread and mulled wine, rum punch and tasty food. Noon to 9pm on the weekends, and 4-9pm on the weekdays. It's free on...
  • Jing’an Christkindlmarkt (Nov 30 - Dec 2)

    The traditional German Christmas Market is back for two whole (nonconsecutive) weeks in November and December. The scent of baked apples, chestnuts, gingerbread and mulled wine. Wooden stalls with handicrafts, seasonal gifts, baked...
Dec
1
  • Jing’an Christkindlmarkt (Nov 30 - Dec 2)

    The traditional German Christmas Market is back for two whole (nonconsecutive) weeks in November and December. The scent of baked apples, chestnuts, gingerbread and mulled wine. Wooden stalls with handicrafts, seasonal gifts, baked...
Dec
2
  • Jing’an Christkindlmarkt (Nov 30 - Dec 2)

    The traditional German Christmas Market is back for two whole (nonconsecutive) weeks in November and December. The scent of baked apples, chestnuts, gingerbread and mulled wine. Wooden stalls with handicrafts, seasonal gifts, baked...
Dec
7
Dec
8
Dec
14
  • Jing’an Christkindlmarkt (Dec 7 - Dec 16)

    The traditional German Christmas Market is back for two whole (nonconsecutive) weeks in November and December. The scent of baked apples, chestnuts, gingerbread and mulled wine. Wooden stalls with handicrafts, seasonal gifts, baked...
Dec
15
  • Jing’an Christkindlmarkt (Dec 7 - Dec 16)

    The traditional German Christmas Market is back for two whole (nonconsecutive) weeks in November and December. The scent of baked apples, chestnuts, gingerbread and mulled wine. Wooden stalls with handicrafts, seasonal gifts, baked...
Dec
16
  • Jing’an Christkindlmarkt (Dec 7 - Dec 16)

    The traditional German Christmas Market is back for two whole (nonconsecutive) weeks in November and December. The scent of baked apples, chestnuts, gingerbread and mulled wine. Wooden stalls with handicrafts, seasonal gifts, baked...