Sat
28

    • New Hetero-friendly LGBT-ish party at this vodka lounge near Hengshan Lu. In their words, "We are catering to the group of people that are feeling left alone. The creative homos that are so tired of tacky gay parties, the artsy crowd that is looking for good music and cheap drinks, and so many more". No cover. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Catalog 2/F, 1 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
    New Hetero-friendly LGBT-ish party at this vodka lounge near Hengshan Lu. In their words, "We are catering to the group of people that are feeling left alone. The creative homos that are so tired of tacky gay parties, the artsy crowd that...
    Catalog
 
    • German curator Nicholas Bussmann hosts two days of genre-bending sound art / "noise as nois" at the Power Station of Art's third-floor theater space, bringing together a powerful lineup of Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish artists loosely grouped under the descriptor, "noisy." Bussmann says: "The truth, in the eyes of economists worldwide, is that of an incremental advantage: a signal relative to a noise. Deng Xiaoping’s famous: 让一部分人先富起来 'let a few be rich first' marks the end of an absolute truth based on ideology for China, and ultimately, the global hegemony of the concept of the sufficient truth of statistics, the relevant signal: The culture of advantage. This relative truth only exists against a backdrop of noise; but can noise itself be displayed? Noise, it seems, is only exhibited within an environment subject to a strict hygiene regime, a space cleaned to the utmost. However, noise is no longer presented; only the frame, the white wall remains. The noise has been domesticated."

      He goes on at length here, mainly riffing on the idea that "noise" has become a "signal" due to academic codification and institutionalization via display in gallery and "art" contexts, etc etc.

      Anyway, to counteract this "domestication" of noise (or to make it even more pronounce?), Bussmann throws a two-day event showcasing some people at the vanguard of noise as noise. Tickets are 100rmb at the door each day. Full schedule:

      SAT February 28:
      19:30-19:40 - Introduction by Nicholas Bussmann
      19:45-20:30 - J. Cage Williams Mix by Werner Dafeldecker
      20:40-21:20 - The News Blues concert version
      21:30-22:10 - Yan Jun
      22:20-23:00 - Sachiko M

      SUN March 1:
      14:30-17:00 - The News Blues workshop
      19:30-20:15 - Mattin
      20:25-21:10 - Otomo Yoshihide
      21:20-22:00 - Torturing Nurse
      Power Station of Art 200 Huayuangang Lu, near Miaojiang Lu
    German curator Nicholas Bussmann hosts two days of genre-bending sound art / "noise as nois" at the Power Station of Art's third-floor theater space, bringing together a powerful lineup of Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish artists loosely...
    Power Station of Art
 
    • New friends getting wasted on the bus again. You know the deal - an hour of open bar at the first bar, free welcome shots at bars two, three, and four, and free entry to a club with some free drinks there too. Price is 120rmb without open bar spot or 200rmb with the open bar. Meeting time is 9pm at Bar Gatsby. Tickets available at pubcrawlshanghai.com. Door price is a bit higher – 150rmb for standard, 250 for open bar.
      Bar Gatsby 488 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
    New friends getting wasted on the bus again. You know the deal - an hour of open bar at the first bar, free welcome shots at bars two, three, and four, and free entry to a club with some free drinks there too. Price is 120rmb without open...
    Bar Gatsby
 
    • Excellent monthly party where Santo Chino and friends play original disco, rock, and funk vinyls from the '70s and '80s. Classics mixed in with Joy Division, Talking Heads, Donna Summer, and lots more good tunes. Starts at 10pm and goes late. No cover.
      Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

    Excellent monthly party where Santo Chino and friends play original disco, rock, and funk vinyls from the '70s and '80s. Classics mixed in with Joy Division, Talking Heads, Donna Summer, and lots more good tunes. Starts at 10pm and goes...
    Dada

 
    • House music all night long, this time from Detroit Swindle, who actually don't come from Detroit at all. They play at Panorama Bar, Fabric, Social Club, and similar venues that Lola is quickly becoming the Shanghai cousin of. Get a taste over on their Soundcloud. Cover is 100rmb at the door with a drink after midnight, and free before then. Support by Teasy.
      Lola Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu

    House music all night long, this time from Detroit Swindle, who actually don't come from Detroit at all. They play at Panorama Bar, Fabric, Social Club, and similar venues that Lola is quickly becoming the Shanghai cousin of. Get a taste...
    Lola

 
    • One of Shanghai's original underground house and techno DJs dropping a long set at his own bar, URVC in Jing'an. Support from Monkey King and Brenar De Shanghai. No cover. Happy hour from 6-10pm. DJs start around 10pm. Goes late.
      URVC 999 Xikang Lu, near Anyuan Lu
    One of Shanghai's original underground house and techno DJs dropping a long set at his own bar, URVC in Jing'an. Support from Monkey King and Brenar De Shanghai. No cover. Happy hour from 6-10pm. DJs start around 10pm. Goes late.
    URVC
 
 
    • Cultural exchange with hip hop, merengue, reggaeton, dancehall, and African beats by DJ Steve and friends in this sports bar with a solid late-night kitchen. Ladies get free sparkling wine and selected cocktails. They also have tropical food, hair stylists, painting, and jewelery sellers. No cover, but students can get four drinks for 100rmb with ID. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Limbo 1394 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Dingxi Lu
    Cultural exchange with hip hop, merengue, reggaeton, dancehall, and African beats by DJ Steve and friends in this sports bar with a solid late-night kitchen. Ladies get free sparkling wine and selected cocktails. They also have tropical...
    Limbo
 
    • Spacy disco and beats by SSOSO and Stanley at this arcade themed bar/lounge near Yongfu Lu. They've got a retro arcade machine too. No cover. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Arcade 2/F, 57 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu
    Spacy disco and beats by SSOSO and Stanley at this arcade themed bar/lounge near Yongfu Lu. They've got a retro arcade machine too. No cover. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
    Arcade
 
    • Hongqiao party house The Mansion does another collaboration with Nantong club VOID. Music is techno, trap, and deep house by Dexter, Kaka, Punx, York, DaoDao (Nanjing), and BCIR (Chengdu). Cover is 100rmb, including five drinks. Starts at 10pm and goes until about 8am.
      The Mansion Dynasty Villa - B18, 851 Hongjing Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu

    Hongqiao party house The Mansion does another collaboration with Nantong club VOID. Music is techno, trap, and deep house by Dexter, Kaka, Punx, York, DaoDao (Nanjing), and BCIR (Chengdu). Cover is 100rmb, including five drinks. Starts at...
    The Mansion


Mar
01

    • Wang Ayi, who you may remember from this article, is hosting a daytime dog adoption event. They'll have needy 20 dogs available for adoption. Please remember that owning a pet is a serious responsibility so don't adopt a dog if you don't have the time to give them love and care on the reg. Goes from 11am-3pm. The shelter also needs dog food and blankets so feel free to drop some of that off if you have it.
      Le Cafe des Stagiaires (Dagu Lu) 386 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Lu

    Wang Ayi, who you may remember from this article, is hosting a daytime dog adoption event. They'll have needy 20 dogs available for adoption. Please remember that owning a pet is a serious responsibility so don't adopt a dog if you don't...
    Le Cafe des Stagiaires (Dagu Lu)


Mar
02

    • Classic Shanghai dive Mural bar is closing temporarily–and perhaps for good–due to some landlord issues, and thus ends their popular Monday night salsa party. This is the last one – should be a banger, complete with a live band and a DJ after that. No cover. Starts at 8.30pm.
      Mural 10 Hengshan Lu, Basement Level, near Yongjia Lu,

    Classic Shanghai dive Mural bar is closing temporarily–and perhaps for good–due to some landlord issues, and thus ends their popular Monday night salsa party. This is the last one – should be a banger, complete with a live band and a...
    Mural

 
    • Lounge Lizard Frank Bray swings into this Jing'an Italian restaurant by promo group MVP. He's doing jazz songs and American classics. Probably some Frank Sinatra in there too. He's accompanied by piano and guitar. No cover. Starts at 8pm and goes till 2am.
      La Stazione 98 Yanping Lu, near Xinzha Lu
    Lounge Lizard Frank Bray swings into this Jing'an Italian restaurant by promo group MVP. He's doing jazz songs and American classics. Probably some Frank Sinatra in there too. He's accompanied by piano and guitar. No cover. Starts at 8pm...
    La Stazione

Mar
04

    • CanCham hosts its seventh annual Canadian Alumni in Shanghai get-together. Meet up with other Canadians who went to Uni with you and drink and mingle and stuff. Eh? 60rmb for members. 100rmb for non members. Admission price includes one drink. Goes from 6.30–9.30pm at Jazz 37 in the Four Seasons. You can RSVP to events@cancham.asia.
      Four Seasons Hotel 500 Weihai Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
    CanCham hosts its seventh annual Canadian Alumni in Shanghai get-together. Meet up with other Canadians who went to Uni with you and drink and mingle and stuff. Eh? 60rmb for members. 100rmb for non members. Admission price includes one...
    Four Seasons Hotel

Mar
05

    • US hardcore heavyweights BANE return to China for their final, for real, last time ever, swan song tour. The band released their fourth and final studio album, Don't Wait Up, and are touring for that as they approach their 20th band anniversary. Tickets are 150rmb at the door. Starts at 9pm – don't be late and miss it.
      Yuyintang 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station)

    US hardcore heavyweights BANE return to China for their final, for real, last time ever, swan song tour. The band released their fourth and final studio album, Don't Wait Up, and are touring for that as they approach their 20th band...
    Yuyintang

 
    • Three short films by American experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger, originally released between 1947-1963. Expect surreal, homoerotic, and occult cinema. Fans of David Lynch and John Waters will likely dig the foundation works here. Movies start at 8.30pm, followed by DJ sets by Merovee and Elsie. No cover.
      Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

    Three short films by American experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger, originally released between 1947-1963. Expect surreal, homoerotic, and occult cinema. Fans of David Lynch and John Waters will likely dig the foundation works here. Movies...
    Dada


Mar
06

    • Pie Society and SH Bakery have collaborated to come up Gourmands Midnight Nosh at Hepcat; a pop-up late night snack bar. Offerings include pies, tarts, cakes and cocktails. Starts from midnight- goes until 3am.
      Hepcat 2/F, 359 Kangding Lu, near Shanxi Bei Lu
    Pie Society and SH Bakery have collaborated to come up Gourmands Midnight Nosh at Hepcat; a pop-up late night snack bar. Offerings include pies, tarts, cakes and cocktails. Starts from midnight- goes until 3am.
    Hepcat
 
  • Warehouse club Arkham celebrates two years in the game with an excellent booking of the Canadian house producer Jacques Greene. He's been releasing bassy, R&B sampling house cuts for the last five years. Really good stuff. Solid support...
    Arkham

 
    • Sci-fi deep house lounge Downtown, by the people behind the infamous Shiva Lounge, bring in their first international booking – Berlin's Mario Aureo. He does deep house and tech house, naturally. Take a listen to his Soundcloud for a taste. Starts at 10pm and goes until 6am. Cover is 50rmb.
      Downtown 449 Huashan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu

    Sci-fi deep house lounge Downtown, by the people behind the infamous Shiva Lounge, bring in their first international booking – Berlin's Mario Aureo. He does deep house and tech house, naturally. Take a listen to his Soundcloud for a...
    Downtown

 
 
    • Paulaner brings back their Salvator Bock Beer – the original founding beer of Paulaner. The recipe comes from monks in Munich circa 1634. They called it "liquid bread" due to the high nutrition content. It's hearty, rich in hops, and has an amber hue. That's available at all Paulaner locations from March 6 until supplies run out.
      Paulaner Brauhaus (Fenyang Lu) 150 Fenyang Lu, near Fuxing Lu

    Paulaner brings back their Salvator Bock Beer – the original founding beer of Paulaner. The recipe comes from monks in Munich circa 1634. They called it "liquid bread" due to the high nutrition content. It's hearty, rich in hops, and...
    Paulaner Brauhaus (Fenyang Lu)

 
    • Horror punk, 8-bit, and noise music at one of Shanghai's best venues for live music. This night features Bejing producer GuiGuiSuiSui, Shanghai's noise act The Other, featuring Junky from Torturing Nurse, and Shanghai rockers Pinball city. Cover is 40rmb. Starts at 9pm.
      Yuyintang 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station)

    Horror punk, 8-bit, and noise music at one of Shanghai's best venues for live music. This night features Bejing producer GuiGuiSuiSui, Shanghai's noise act The Other, featuring Junky from Torturing Nurse, and Shanghai rockers Pinball city....
    Yuyintang

 
    • New monthly party at this Jing'an café next to the park. Music by Shanghai's DJ MIIIA and Finascia and Beijing's DJ Diva Li, plus VJ Clockwork Q. Cover is 30rmb. Starts at 9pm and goes late.
      Mandarin Garden Language & Culture Exchange (Shanghai Centre Headquarter) The New Chinese Building, 3/F, 1358 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Hongmei Lu
    New monthly party at this Jing'an café next to the park. Music by Shanghai's DJ MIIIA and Finascia and Beijing's DJ Diva Li, plus VJ Clockwork Q. Cover is 30rmb. Starts at 9pm and goes late.
    Mandarin Garden Language & Culture Exchange (Shanghai Centre Headquarter)
 
    • Some quasi-conceptual dance party shiz happening at this bar / club by Yongkang Lu. Basically, lots of video visuals compiled by Cyberluv, and music by Englesia, The Pet Fanclub DJ, and Fader One. There's some photography on exhibit too and some drink specials. Starts at 8.30pm. No cover.
      Kulou 222 Xiangyang Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu
    Some quasi-conceptual dance party shiz happening at this bar / club by Yongkang Lu. Basically, lots of video visuals compiled by Cyberluv, and music by Englesia, The Pet Fanclub DJ, and Fader One. There's some photography on exhibit too...
    Kulou
 
    • Funky House, Tech House & Deep House all night at this vinyl bar in Jing'an. Music by resident DJ Bernar De Shanghai. DJ starts around 10pm, but there's a happy hour from 6-10pm. No cover.
      URVC 999 Xikang Lu, near Anyuan Lu
    Funky House, Tech House & Deep House all night at this vinyl bar in Jing'an. Music by resident DJ Bernar De Shanghai. DJ starts around 10pm, but there's a happy hour from 6-10pm. No cover.
    URVC

Mar
07

    • A full day of feminist art, music, literature, performance, and DIY spirt, with photography, film, experimental art, music, literature, comedy, crafts and more down in the record store. Event is totally non-profit, organized by some cool ladies we interviewed last year. Goes from 12-8pm, followed by an after-party next door at Logo. No cover.
      Uptown Record Store 115 Pingwu Lu, near Xingfu Lu

    A full day of feminist art, music, literature, performance, and DIY spirt, with photography, film, experimental art, music, literature, comedy, crafts and more down in the record store. Event is totally non-profit, organized by some cool...
    Uptown Record Store

 
    • Two-time Grammy nominated pop singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran comes through Shanghai for his first ever China tour. His debut album x peaked at #1 on the iTunes charts in 83 countries. Expect all the hits like "The A Team", "You Need Me, I Don't Need You", and "Give Me Love". Tickets start at 380rmb on SmartTicket.
      Mercedes-Benz Arena 1200 Shibo Da Dao, near Shangnan Lu

    Two-time Grammy nominated pop singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran comes through Shanghai for his first ever China tour. His debut album x peaked at #1 on the iTunes charts in 83 countries. Expect all the hits like "The A Team", "You Need Me, I...
    Mercedes-Benz Arena

 
    • Day two of this warehouse club's two year anniversary bash has seminal UK trip-hop producer James Lavelle, he of Mo'Wax records and UNKLE. He's worked with everyone from DJ Shadow to Thom York. Big name. Support from R3, ADO8, Howell, and Linfeng. Pre-sale tickets are 80rmb on SmartTicket; door tickets are 150rmb. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Arkham 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu

    Day two of this warehouse club's two year anniversary bash has seminal UK trip-hop producer James Lavelle, he of Mo'Wax records and UNKLE. He's worked with everyone from DJ Shadow to Thom York. Big name. Support from R3, ADO8, Howell, and...
    Arkham

 
  • Funk, house, techno, and disco all night long in this nice-ish dive. Music by veteran Shanghai DJs Mau Mau, Laura Ingalls, and MIIIA, plus VJNY doing the visuals. Starts at 10pm and goes late. No cover.
    Dada

 
    • Red Town livehouse On Stage does a fan party for fans of Tarintino. They're showing Pulp Fiction at 1.30pm, followed by a game session, a swing guitar tribute show, and Mr. R talking about twist dancing. They've got drink specials on vanilla coke and draft beer too. Not bad. No cover. Starts at 1.30pm.
      On Stage A2, Lane 570, Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu

    Red Town livehouse On Stage does a fan party for fans of Tarintino. They're showing Pulp Fiction at 1.30pm, followed by a game session, a swing guitar tribute show, and Mr. R talking about twist dancing. They've got drink specials on...
    On Stage

 
    • Bass music all night as local crews Sweatshop and Wonky Kong team up for some UK House, Gar-age, Breaks, Grime, Footwork, and D&B. Special live hardware set by lovable complicated-hardware bros Beardslap and dmandoneit under their Galvanism alias. Support from MC Jado, Monk, and Siesta. Cover is 30rmb. Starts at 10pm.
      The Shelter Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    Bass music all night as local crews Sweatshop and Wonky Kong team up for some UK House, Gar-age, Breaks, Grime, Footwork, and D&B. Special live hardware set by lovable complicated-hardware bros Beardslap and dmandoneit under their...
    The Shelter

 
    • Psychobilly affair at this '50s-themed cocktail bar in Jing'an. Deal on a hot dog and a bottle of Asahi for 50rmb. Psychobilly music on the jukebox all night. Starts at 8pm. No cover.
      Hepcat 2/F, 359 Kangding Lu, near Shanxi Bei Lu
    Psychobilly affair at this '50s-themed cocktail bar in Jing'an. Deal on a hot dog and a bottle of Asahi for 50rmb. Psychobilly music on the jukebox all night. Starts at 8pm. No cover.
    Hepcat
 
    • Shanghai's Azzurri football club does their fifth anniversary party at loft venue Factory54. There's an Italian buffet by Da Marco from 7-9pm, free Aperativi, cocktails, beer, and wine, and free entry to the afterparty at Lola. Pre-sales are 120rmb/men and 100rmb/ladies, or 150rmb at the door for everyone. Pre-sales available at Funkadelino at 356 Xikang Lu.
      FACTORY 54 5/F, 195 Guangfu Lu, near Wuzhen Lu
    Shanghai's Azzurri football club does their fifth anniversary party at loft venue Factory54. There's an Italian buffet by Da Marco from 7-9pm, free Aperativi, cocktails, beer, and wine, and free entry to the afterparty at Lola. Pre-sales...
    FACTORY 54
 
    • MVP does another of their Vegas themed parties at the club below the Pudong Shangri-La. They've got six rooms, two DJs playing house and '60s/'70s music, bunny dancers, game machines, and "dollars flying all around the venue." Free entry before 12.30am with an RSVP to events@mvpshanghai.com, otherwise it's 100rmb including a welcome drink. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai 33 Fucheng Lu, near Yincheng Dong Lu
    MVP does another of their Vegas themed parties at the club below the Pudong Shangri-La. They've got six rooms, two DJs playing house and '60s/'70s music, bunny dancers, game machines, and "dollars flying all around the venue." Free entry...
    Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai
 
    • Afternoon show with two post-psychedelic / rock-metal bands bands from Japan, Nil Diva and The Naraka, play at Yuyintang with Shanghai-based Italian band Bordhell. Cover is 30rmb. Starts at 3pm. Here's a video of Nil Diva playing.
      Yuyintang 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station)
    Afternoon show with two post-psychedelic / rock-metal bands bands from Japan, Nil Diva and The Naraka, play at Yuyintang with Shanghai-based Italian band Bordhell. Cover is 30rmb. Starts at 3pm. Here's a video of Nil Diva playing.
    Yuyintang
 
    • M1NT does a pink-themed party to celebrate International Women's Day. Think: tables, bottles, EDM music. Apparently they've invited the pink panther and other "crazy cats" too. Free entry. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      M1NT 24/F, 318 Fuzhou Lu, near Shandong Zhong Lu
    M1NT does a pink-themed party to celebrate International Women's Day. Think: tables, bottles, EDM music. Apparently they've invited the pink panther and other "crazy cats" too. Free entry. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
    M1NT

On
going

    • Every Wednesday night, entertainment center The Big E does free Karaoke in their lounge from 7pm–midnight. For 20rmb/person you can get one Snow beer and a snack. They've got lazer tag and mini-golf too.
      Big E World Plaza, B2/F, 855 Pudong Nan Lu, near Dongchang Lu
    Every Wednesday night, entertainment center The Big E does free Karaoke in their lounge from 7pm–midnight. For 20rmb/person you can get one Snow beer and a snack. They've got lazer tag and mini-golf too.
    Every Wed until Mar 25 at Big E
 
    • Every Monday night from 7pm-midnight, entertainment center Big E does 100rmb open bar, including one round of laser tag or mini golf. Place is located in the Dongchang Lu metro station.
      Big E World Plaza, B2/F, 855 Pudong Nan Lu, near Dongchang Lu
    Every Monday night from 7pm-midnight, entertainment center Big E does 100rmb open bar, including one round of laser tag or mini golf. Place is located in the Dongchang Lu metro station.
    Every Mon until Mar 30 at Big E
 
    • Every day from 5–7.30pm, La Bota Spanish restaurant on Dagu Lu is giving away beer. That's right. Free beer. No charge. For two and a half hours. They're doing this until April 1. Have at it.
      La Bota 426 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
    Every day from 5–7.30pm, La Bota Spanish restaurant on Dagu Lu is giving away beer. That's right. Free beer. No charge. For two and a half hours. They're doing this until April 1. Have at it.
    Daily until Apr 1 at La Bota
 
    • Solid wine deal on Tuesday nights at this rooftop wine bar. Order a set menu beteen 7-10.30pm and get free flow on wine. Set meals start at 138rmb per person.
      Kartel 5/F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu
    Solid wine deal on Tuesday nights at this rooftop wine bar. Order a set menu beteen 7-10.30pm and get free flow on wine. Set meals start at 138rmb per person.
    Every Tue until Jun 1 at Kartel
 
    • Every Friday and Saturday night, this dive near Jiaotong University has free beer from 8-9pm. They've also got standard drinks and beer for around 30rmb, plus pool, darts, and DJ decks, apparently. Open late. Chill sesh braaaaah.
      The Hideout 321 Guangyuan Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
    Every Friday and Saturday night, this dive near Jiaotong University has free beer from 8-9pm. They've also got standard drinks and beer for around 30rmb, plus pool, darts, and DJ decks, apparently. Open late. Chill sesh braaaaah.
    Every Fri, Sat until Jul 1 at The Hideout
 
    • Every Thursday night, French husband and wife duo Mr And Mrs Hell take over at Jing'an vinyl bar URVC. Their music ranges from cheesy electro swing to house. Starts at 11pm and goes late.
      URVC 999 Xikang Lu, near Anyuan Lu
    Every Thursday night, French husband and wife duo Mr And Mrs Hell take over at Jing'an vinyl bar URVC. Their music ranges from cheesy electro swing to house. Starts at 11pm and goes late.
    Every Tue until Jul 1 at URVC
 
    • Every Friday, this Jing'an bar does five standard drinks or cocktails for 100rmb, plus house and tech house by DJ Yuliya. Yep, that's what's passing for "fashion" these days. Free entry.
      Crocus 18 Yuyuan Zhi Lu, near Wulumuqi Bei Lu
    Every Friday, this Jing'an bar does five standard drinks or cocktails for 100rmb, plus house and tech house by DJ Yuliya. Yep, that's what's passing for "fashion" these days. Free entry.
    Every Fri until Jun 1 at Crocus
 
    • Every Tuesday-Friday, this German brewpub has three-piece South American band The Karibe Trio playing some kind of music. They've got Helles Lager, Dunkel, Heffeweizen, and Bavarian Pale Ale on tap too. Goes from 8.30pm-late.
      Drei Kronen 1308 1929 Art Space Building, 687 Dongdaming Lu, near Xinjian Lu
    Every Tuesday-Friday, this German brewpub has three-piece South American band The Karibe Trio playing some kind of music. They've got Helles Lager, Dunkel, Heffeweizen, and Bavarian Pale Ale on tap too. Goes from 8.30pm-late.
    Every Sat & Sun until Jun 1 at Drei Kronen 1308
 
  • House and tech-house at this vinyl bar/lounge in Jing'an every Tuesday night with residents Beast and Monkey King. Free entry plus happy hour from 6-10pm.
    Every Tue until Jun 2 at URVC
 
  • Every Tuesday, club Diva does a night of free Jager and Sambuca shots for dudes who arrive before midnight. Free entry. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
    Every Tue until Jul 1 at Diva
 
    • Diva club on the famous corner of Fumin and Xinle does not one but two ladies nights. Every Monday and Wednesday they sling free cosmopolitians and mimosa cocktails for ladies. All. Night. Long.
      Diva 2/F, 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu
    Diva club on the famous corner of Fumin and Xinle does not one but two ladies nights. Every Monday and Wednesday they sling free cosmopolitians and mimosa cocktails for ladies. All. Night. Long.
    Every Mon, Wed until Jul 1 at Diva
 
  • Every Wednesday night, The Spot hosts a pool tourney. Also, buy an burger set (except the King Kong) and get a half a liter of Tiger draft beer for free. Available 5–10pm.
    Every Wed until Mar 25 at The Spot
 
  • Every Saturday at The Spot on Tongren Lu they've got 100rmb jugs of Tiger or Carlsberg Draught beer available between 8pm and 3am.
    Every Sat until May 30 at The Spot
 
    • It's the heart attack challenge...Anyone who can finish Flame's monster burger set (that's a 400rmb plate) gets it for free, and more importantly will live eternally on Flame's ego wall. The winner also gets 1000rmb in coupons for the restaurant.
      Flame Jing'an Kerry Centre, North Block, 2/F, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Tongren Lu
    It's the heart attack challenge...Anyone who can finish Flame's monster burger set (that's a 400rmb plate) gets it for free, and more importantly will live eternally on Flame's ego wall. The winner also gets 1000rmb in coupons for the...
    Daily until Apr 15 at Flame
 
    • Happy hour every day at this long-running sports bar in Jing'an. From noon-8pm all standard drinks are 25rmb and there's a 30% discount on other drinks. No cover.
      The Spot 331 Tongren Lu, near Beijing Lu
    Happy hour every day at this long-running sports bar in Jing'an. From noon-8pm all standard drinks are 25rmb and there's a 30% discount on other drinks. No cover.
    Daily until May 31 at The Spot
 
  • Every Friday at Masse billiards lounge, get two-for-one-steaks and standard cocktails. Offer is available from 6pm onward.
    Daily until Jun 26 at Masse
 
    • Every Sunday, Masse billiard bar screens a movie from 6pm onward. Movies are viewers choice, just put a selection in the suggestion box. If they choose your movie you get two complimentary standard drinks.
      Masse 5-6/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
    Every Sunday, Masse billiard bar screens a movie from 6pm onward. Movies are viewers choice, just put a selection in the suggestion box. If they choose your movie you get two complimentary standard drinks.
    Daily until Jun 28 at Masse
 
    • Every Monday night its pool tourney night at Masse billiard bar and bistro. Double elimination format. Play starts at 8pm. Register by calling 5212 5971.
      Masse 5-6/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
    Every Monday night its pool tourney night at Masse billiard bar and bistro. Double elimination format. Play starts at 8pm. Register by calling 5212 5971.
    Daily until Jun 29 at Masse
 
    • Every Monday night at Masse billiard lounge and bistro, order any burger or sandwich and get a free draft beer. Extended happy hour until midnight.
      Masse 5-6/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
    Every Monday night at Masse billiard lounge and bistro, order any burger or sandwich and get a free draft beer. Extended happy hour until midnight.
    Daily until Jun 29 at Masse
 
    • Every Wednesday night this Jing'an bar does free flow margaritas and daiquiris for ladies. Free entry, and the free drinks last from 8pm-midnight. Music by DJ Yuliya playing some house and tech-house.
      Crocus 18 Yuyuan Zhi Lu, near Wulumuqi Bei Lu
    Every Wednesday night this Jing'an bar does free flow margaritas and daiquiris for ladies. Free entry, and the free drinks last from 8pm-midnight. Music by DJ Yuliya playing some house and tech-house.
    Every Wed until Jul 1 at Crocus
 
    • True dive bar C's does buy-one-get-one on pints of draft Stella and Leffe brown from 7-10pm. Not bad...place tends to get rowdy later in the night as well. Place has been there for thirteen years – it's a Shanghai institution.
      C's 685 Dingxi Lu, near Yanan Xi Lu
    True dive bar C's does buy-one-get-one on pints of draft Stella and Leffe brown from 7-10pm. Not bad...place tends to get rowdy later in the night as well. Place has been there for thirteen years – it's a Shanghai institution.
    Every Fri, Sat until Jun 1 at C's
 
    • This decent Mexican restaurant's new branch on Hengshan does a salsa night every Tuesday, with 35rmb mojitos all night and a free open salsa lesson. Free entry. Starts at 7pm.
      Pistolera (Xuhui) No 2, 838 Hengshan Lu, near Tianping Lu
    This decent Mexican restaurant's new branch on Hengshan does a salsa night every Tuesday, with 35rmb mojitos all night and a free open salsa lesson. Free entry. Starts at 7pm.
    Every Tue until Aug 1 at Pistolera (Xuhui)
 
  • Early draft beer happy hour at Windows Scoreboard. It's 15rmb for a glass every day from 2-5:30pm
    Daily until Jul 1 at Windows Scoreboard
 
    • Diva club does free drinks for students who just don't care. Studyin abroad all waaaassssted. Free drinks bracelet for students who bring their IDs every Thursday and Sunday night. Students must arrive before midnight for the deal but the open bar flows until 4am.
      Diva 2/F, 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu
    Diva club does free drinks for students who just don't care. Studyin abroad all waaaassssted. Free drinks bracelet for students who bring their IDs every Thursday and Sunday night. Students must arrive before midnight for the deal but the...
    Every Thu, Sun until Aug 1 at Diva
 
    • Every day from 11am-7pm, this German brewpub in Hongkou does buy-one-get-one on their lager, wheat and dark beers. Offer applies to all beer sizes.
      Drei Kronen 1308 1929 Art Space Building, 687 Dongdaming Lu, near Xinjian Lu
    Every day from 11am-7pm, this German brewpub in Hongkou does buy-one-get-one on their lager, wheat and dark beers. Offer applies to all beer sizes.
    Daily until Apr 1 at Drei Kronen 1308
 
    • Every Tuesday Bund club Unico does a Latin night, with free flow mojitos from 8.30-9.30pm then two for 80rmb all evening, plus a live salsa band and DJ S.Kiv. Goes from 8.30-late.
      Unico Three on the Bund, 2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
    Every Tuesday Bund club Unico does a Latin night, with free flow mojitos from 8.30-9.30pm then two for 80rmb all evening, plus a live salsa band and DJ S.Kiv. Goes from 8.30-late.
    Every Tue until May 1 at Unico
 
    • Every Tuesday-Sunday, this Hongqiao bar has happy hour from 6-8pm. Deal is buy-one-get-one on Asahi (30rmb), Heineken (35rmb), and house wine (48rmb). Also includes a small snack.
      Macaw 1488 Hongqiao Lu, near Gubei Lu
    Every Tuesday-Sunday, this Hongqiao bar has happy hour from 6-8pm. Deal is buy-one-get-one on Asahi (30rmb), Heineken (35rmb), and house wine (48rmb). Also includes a small snack.
    Every Sat & Sun until Aug 6 at Macaw
 
 
    • One of Shanghai's oldest and truest dive bars does a weekly Friday party called China Social Club. They play house, disco, and party jams. The liquor is really cheap. You can write on the walls and no one will mind, it's that kind of place. A lot of DJs and crews in Shanghai got their start here, so it's worth checking out. Free entry. Starts at 9pm and goes late.
      C's 685 Dingxi Lu, near Yanan Xi Lu

    One of Shanghai's oldest and truest dive bars does a weekly Friday party called China Social Club. They play house, disco, and party jams. The liquor is really cheap. You can write on the walls and no one will mind, it's that kind of...
    Every Fri until May 1 at C's

 
    • Every Monday night at The Apartment, mojitos are two for one by the glass or pitcher until midnight. Live music plays in the lounge, too.
      The Apartment 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
    Every Monday night at The Apartment, mojitos are two for one by the glass or pitcher until midnight. Live music plays in the lounge, too.
    Every Mon until Jun 30 at The Apartment
 
    • Every day from 3-8pm, Koala Bar near Jiaotong University does buy-one-get-one on draft Tiger, Heineken, and house pours. These dudes on the flyer seem to be having a rad time, wonder if they'll be there.
      Koala 280 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Panyu Lu
    Every day from 3-8pm, Koala Bar near Jiaotong University does buy-one-get-one on draft Tiger, Heineken, and house pours. These dudes on the flyer seem to be having a rad time, wonder if they'll be there.
    Daily until Dec 1 at Koala
 
    • Do you want your night fucked by Hollywood? Your study abroad dreams and life goals just fucked? Every Saturday they promise to fuck your life with non-specific giveaways and the promise of sexy people. Starts at 10pm and is free before 2am. After that, 100rmb for guys, including one drink. Hey, the flyer down there, in fact that says Hollywood Fuck My Life. So big things going down, for sure. Music by DJ Samu.
      Hollywood 46 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
    Do you want your night fucked by Hollywood? Your study abroad dreams and life goals just fucked? Every Saturday they promise to fuck your life with non-specific giveaways and the promise of sexy people. Starts at 10pm and is free before...
    Every Sat until Dec 1 at Hollywood
 
    • Every Sunday night at O Theatre cocktail lounge on Changle Lu is wine night. House wine by the glass is 50rmb a piece all night long.
      Oriental Taipan 39 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
    Every Sunday night at O Theatre cocktail lounge on Changle Lu is wine night. House wine by the glass is 50rmb a piece all night long.
    Every Sun until Mar 31 at Oriental Taipan
 
    • Every day from 5.30-7pm, this Indian restaurant pours up buy-one-get-one beers and house wines. Available beers are Kingfisher, Corona, Asahi, and Qingdao. Wines are Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile.
      Vedas 3/F, 83 Changshu Lu, near Julu Lu
    Every day from 5.30-7pm, this Indian restaurant pours up buy-one-get-one beers and house wines. Available beers are Kingfisher, Corona, Asahi, and Qingdao. Wines are Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile.
    Every Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun until Dec 1 at Vedas
 
    • Timeless disco, funk, and rock as boss man Andrew Bull takes over the decks every Monday night at this vinyl bar in Jing'an. Good music, cool place. Happy hour from 6-10pm. Free entry. The show also broadcasts live at udancecn.com/live.
      URVC 999 Xikang Lu, near Anyuan Lu

    Timeless disco, funk, and rock as boss man Andrew Bull takes over the decks every Monday night at this vinyl bar in Jing'an. Good music, cool place. Happy hour from 6-10pm. Free entry. The show also broadcasts live at udancecn.com/live.
    Every Mon until Dec 1 at URVC

 
    • Weekly Friday party at this discotheque that's popular with international students and moonlight ragers. Commerical house music by DJ Leo Chiodaroli and occasionally other DJs. No cover for women, but men pay 100rmb after 2am which includes one drink. Models and bottles, international lifestyles, and all that...Doors open at 10pm but this place gets busy around 2am and rages through dawn. They do enforce a dress code so don't go up in there with your basketball shorts.
      Hollywood 46 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
    Weekly Friday party at this discotheque that's popular with international students and moonlight ragers. Commerical house music by DJ Leo Chiodaroli and occasionally other DJs. No cover for women, but men pay 100rmb after 2am which...
    Every Fri until Dec 31 at Hollywood
 
    • Every Thursday at Hollywood, flash your student ID at the entrance before midnight to get 2 free drinks. DJ Marco Zanza is on the decks. After that 100rmb for all you can drink cocktails. 10pm until 2am.
      Hollywood 46 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
    Every Thursday at Hollywood, flash your student ID at the entrance before midnight to get 2 free drinks. DJ Marco Zanza is on the decks. After that 100rmb for all you can drink cocktails. 10pm until 2am.
    Every Thu until Dec 31 at Hollywood
 
    • 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 acrobatics from aerial walking, bowl balancing, and trampoline shows to high flying trapeze acts and motorcycle cage stunts. Thematically, ERA takes the combination of China's past and future as its starting point, offering a window into traditional Chinese acrobatics performed according to a modern, contemporary aesthetic. The performance runs daily from 7:30pm and tickets start at 200rmb on SmartTicket.
      Shanghai Circus World 2266 Gonghe Xin Lu, near Guangzhong Lu

    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...
    Daily until Dec 31 at Shanghai Circus World

 
    • Crocus Bar and Restaurant presents their weekly Fashion Cocktail Night. 100rmb gets you five tickets for cocktails or standard drinks. Goes from 8pm to 12am.
      Crocus 18 Yuyuan Zhi Lu, near Wulumuqi Bei Lu
    Crocus Bar and Restaurant presents their weekly Fashion Cocktail Night. 100rmb gets you five tickets for cocktails or standard drinks. Goes from 8pm to 12am.
    Every Fri until Aug 29 at Crocus
 
  • The Plump Oyster has a late-night happy hour: buy two get one free on oysters, cocktails and beer, every night from 11pm-2am.
    Daily until Mar 1 at The Plump Oyster

Apr 5

Juilliard String Quartet

America's quintessential string quartet returns to Shanghai. These guys are all master teachers at the Juilliard School. Expect pieces by Haydn, Shulamit Ran, and Schubert.

May 28-Jun 14

Ghost The Musical

The award-winning theatre adaptation of the hit 1990 film Ghost comes to Shanghai for the first time. The play tells the story of two young lovers in NYC. When one is murdered, he gets stuck between the real world and the after-life...

Mar 17

Yanni 2015

World-renowned Greek pianist, composer, and producer Yanni returns to China for another show. First he played the Forbidden City and the Acropolis of Athens, now he's performing at the Mercedes Benz Arena. Expect big, powerful instrumental songs.


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