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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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Sep
22
  • White Party

    White party on top of the world, as MVP takes over Park Hyatt Shanghai for a night! Dance above the clouds. 100rmb on the door.
  • The Three Amigos: Power Hour

    Sharpshooters (DJ Reaper & Big Kerm) and DJ B-Kut join up for one night only to form the supergroup, The Three Amigos. Join in for their "Power Hour" performance, featuring a new DJ every 60 minutes. 50rmb on the door including a drink.
  • The White Night

    The classic white party hits Shanghai, with a hedonistic, decadent evening at Bar Rouge and a mandatory all-white dress code. The Champagne will rain. 100rmb.
  • Miss Yellow

    Former actress/TV host Miss Yellow left her career in broadcasting for the world of nightlife and has risen up the ranks of DJs. She drops in to Le Baron for a night of partying.
  • Seeing Sounds feat. Faded Ghost

    Qiao Space is hosting a free concert for the public, this time featuring prolific Shanghai singer/producer Faded Ghost. Faded Ghost is the experimental arm of multi-faceted musician Chacha, who has been a keystone of the underground...
  • Standup Comedy Showcase

    Comedy United Nations presents an international comedy mashup show, featuring comics from China, Scotland, South Africa, and the United States. Join for a night of stand-up and funny stories. 70rmb at the door.
  • Riddim'n'Vibe

    Local DJ Rabbit will be in the booth alongside the UK's Resinate and China's MC Jado for a club-shaking night of drum'n'bass. Reeeeeeewind!
    • Nightlife | C's | Today
  • JZ Festival

    The largest Jazz Festival in China returns with the theme "Jazz Cosmo" for 2018, taking you back to the jazz of the last century. A huge one, with a lineup including: The Original Gypsies (Former Members of the Gipsy Kings), Branford...
    • Nightlife | CAMP 3399 | Daily until Sep 23 2018
  • HERD

    The Mansion encourages you all to dress up as Shepherds or any Herd animals and join in this night of Underground House music and debauchery. Nuff said. 100rmb before 1am including five drinks.
  • MEDUSA presents SHQFF Opening Party

    Queer party Medusa hosts the opening night party for the Shanghai Queer Film Festival, with Medusa residents and the "ambiguous desire thriving in the darkness". Fun! 50rmb.
  • Wigwam presents Röyksopp

    Big-name indie electronica darlings Röyksopp land in Shanghai for one night courtesy of Wigwam, alongside a host of other DJs. Not a live show, but a DJ set. Free entry but you better show up early to secure a ticket, and come dressed to...
  • Midnight Rendezvous

    Candor continues to pick at the seams of burlesque, this time presenting another wholly original Dark Circus Experience. Midnight Rendezvous combines traditional circus elements with a newer, darker aesthetic. This genre-bending...
  • Joe DeRosa & Stephen Carlin

    Big big double headliner as international comics Stephen Carlin (Scotland) and Joe DeRosa (US) touch down at Cages for a night of laughs. You've probably seen both of these guys on TV before. 220rmb on the door, or 500rmb VIP.
  • Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

    Jump into the comedy arena at Cages with SCC's weekly open mic night. Free to get in, free to get up on stage.
  • Absurd Trax

    Hong Kong's Absurd Trax crew takes over ALL for a night of contemporary club music, from experimental, trap, and dancehall to heavy bass. 80rmb.
  • Chewie b2b Terence C

    Celia, open until ten am in the morning, puts on two of their favorite dj's for a long nite and long morning of the nnn tss nnn tss. 100rmb after 2am including a drink.
Sep
23
  • Joe DeRosa

    One of the most popular stand-up comedians on the circuit today, Joe DeRosa's work has been chronicled on over 5 standup albums put out by Comedy Central. He’s also written and appeared on numerous TV shows, including Inside Amy Schumer,...
    • Nightlife | Comedy UN | on Sun Sep 23, 2018
  • Ozone's 80's Disco Party

    DJ Ozone (San Francisco) plays only original, vinyl records, from the 1980s. It's fun, silly, carefree party music -- 1980s synth-pop, Italo disco, post-punk, old school hip hop and electro. Ozone's approach is to the let the songs play,...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sun Sep 23, 2018
  • Kap G

    The gold-certified bilingual 23-year-old Atlanta rapper has been named one of the “10 Hottest MCs of Latin Descent in Hip Hop Today” by Billboard and now drops into posh club Le Baron for a night.
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Sun Sep 23, 2018
  • JZ Festival

    The largest Jazz Festival in China returns with the theme "Jazz Cosmo" for 2018, taking you back to the jazz of the last century. A huge one, with a lineup including: The Original Gypsies (Former Members of the Gipsy Kings), Branford...
    • Nightlife | CAMP 3399 | Daily until Sep 23 2018
  • Space Panda presents: Secret Rooftop Vol.II

    An all day celebration with 12 hours of House, Disco and Techno, plus plenty of dancing and drinks, snacks, an art corner, games, body painting and incredible views from the roof. 80rmb on the door.
  • Come Correct Crew Presents: DYN-O-MITE

    The Come Correct Crew presents DYN-O-MITE, a night where the O. G. ‘s get even more O. G. and bring the Funk (and soul and disco and even some rare groves) for a big Sunday evening. Free.
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Sun Sep 23, 2018
Sep
24
  • Open Mic

    Another chance to get up on stage amongst real comedians and give it your best shot. Open mic starts at 8.30pm.
  • Jon Faddis Quartet

    Jon Faddis is a consummate musician, conductor, composer, and educator. Marked by both intense integrity and humor, Faddis possesses a virtually unparalleled range and full command of the trumpet, making the practically impossible seem...
  • Synth Crush: Altieri [Live]

    Altieri is a music producer and designer based in Shanghai. Born in Napoli, Altieri produces music for Slow Motion Record an Italian label based in Berlin who’s aim is to promote a new wave of sound inspired from the 80s but with a more...
    • Nightlife | ALL Club | on Mon Sep 24, 2018
  • Joe DeRosa

    International comedian Joe DeRosa drops into The Blind Pig for his third gig in Shanghai this weekend, and this time, it's freeeeeee. Starts at 8pm.
Sep
26
  • Windows 20th Anniversary

    Windows turns 20 years young, an eternity in Shanghai, spent slinging affordable drinks to the youth of this city. To celebrate, they are doing FREE TIGER DRAFT for three hours at three different shops: Windows Garage on Sep 26, Windows...
  • Candor pres. ‘Burlesque’

    Based on the 2010 film with the same name starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, this show has everything you could want on a sultry stage. When a small-town country girl moves to Los Angeles she meets a legendary burlesque performer who...
Sep
27
  • Windows 20th Anniversary

    Windows turns 20 years young, an eternity in Shanghai, spent slinging affordable drinks to the youth of this city. To celebrate, they are doing FREE TIGER DRAFT for three hours at three different shops: Windows Garage on Sep 26, Windows...
  • PRC Improv Comedy Show

    The People's Republic of Comedy is back from their summer hiatus for a night of improv hilarity. They take suggestions from the audience, so come prepared to shout at the stage. 50rmb.
  • Young Master Tap Takeover and Brewers Night

    Young Master Brewery, “Hong Kong's largest, highest rated, and most awarded craft brewery" comes to Shanghai for a tap takeover and brewers session at the tap room. Young Masters draws inspiration from the flavors of Hong Kong, like the...
  • Girls Night Out

    Ladies night at Bar Rouge with free manicures, free cocktails and the chance to win giveaways from Lalu Skincare. Free until 12.30am with password "MVP" or 100rmb after.
    • Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Thu Sep 27, 2018
  • Candor pres. ‘Burlesque’

    Based on the 2010 film with the same name starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, this show has everything you could want on a sultry stage. When a small-town country girl moves to Los Angeles she meets a legendary burlesque performer who...
  • ON

    "ON" is all about old and new House, Techno, Break Beat and Acid. Free.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Sep 27, 2018
Sep
28
  • Windows 20th Anniversary

    Windows turns 20 years young, an eternity in Shanghai, spent slinging affordable drinks to the youth of this city. To celebrate, they are doing FREE TIGER DRAFT for three hours at three different shops: Windows Garage on Sep 26, Windows...
  • Candor pres. 'Black Mirror'

    A brand new Cabaret show with Dark Circus Experience -- 'Black Mirror" -- a tantalizing stage show about the demons that devour us. Don't miss out on this exciting new cabaret and burlesque stage act from Shanghai's most talented...
  • Antidote presents Deadbeat

    A master of crackly worlds of dub techno, undulating reggae scorchers and forward-thinking percussive experimentations, Deadbeat manipulates sonic space with impressive technical command and melodic dexterity. Whether crafting...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Sep 28, 2018
  • Barbarism Vol. 9

    "The monthly club night for civilized barbarians." Dance all night to the rawness, real feelings, extreme emotions, new hip hop, familiar vocals in strange new contexts, and songs you never knew you needed. Free.
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Fri Sep 28, 2018
  • Stand Up Comedy Showcase

    China International Comedy Festival finalist Eric Alexander, Magners Comedy Competition finalists Gene George and Casey Li Brander, exciting newcomer Ivan Ivan and international touring comedian Barney Rivera up on the stage at Cages for...
Sep
29
  • Candor pres. 'Black Mirror'

    A brand new Cabaret show with Dark Circus Experience -- 'Black Mirror" -- a tantalizing stage show about the demons that devour us. Don't miss out on this exciting new cabaret and burlesque stage act from Shanghai's most talented...
Sep
30
  • DJ Maseo

    Electric Circus books a key figure in hip hop history – DJ Maseo from. a.k.a Plug 3 from iconic hiphop group De La Soul. Free entry with RSVP only.
  • Candor pres. 'Black Mirror'

    A brand new Cabaret show with Dark Circus Experience -- 'Black Mirror" -- a tantalizing stage show about the demons that devour us. Don't miss out on this exciting new cabaret and burlesque stage act from Shanghai's most talented...
  • S.T.D Presents: Smokepurpp

    Florida rap star Smokepurpp does a Sunday night gig, following on from two critically acclaimed mixtapes and a countless number of hits. 280rmb at the door.
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Sun Sep 30, 2018
  • MAO Livehouse 9th Anniversary

    MAO Livehouse turns 9 years old at the end of September. To celebrate, they've got Shanghai's own experimental freak punk outfit Round Eye, indie hallucinatory surf band LOFT BEACH, original Mongorock folk metal outfit Nine Treasures, Lu...
Oct
1
  • Candor pres. 'Black Mirror'

    A brand new Cabaret show with Dark Circus Experience -- 'Black Mirror" -- a tantalizing stage show about the demons that devour us. Don't miss out on this exciting new cabaret and burlesque stage act from Shanghai's most talented...
Oct
2
  • Budamunk

    Eating Music brings a pioneering producer from the Japanese beat and hip hop scene to Shanghai for a set in the garden of Yongfoo Elite and then an indoor party at the bar. 150rmb on the door, including a drink.
  • Yngwie Malmsteen World on Fire China Tour 2018

    Holy Malmsteen, Batman! Yngwie Malmsteen, yes, the Yngwie Malmsteen, is hitting up MAO Livehouse as part of his World on Fire China Tour. The Swedish guitarist, rated as one of the 10 greatest electric guitarists of all time, started...
Oct
3
  • Yngwie Malmsteen World on Fire China Tour 2018

    Holy Malmsteen, Batman! Yngwie Malmsteen, yes, the Yngwie Malmsteen, is hitting up MAO Livehouse as part of his World on Fire China Tour. The Swedish guitarist, rated as one of the 10 greatest electric guitarists of all time, started...
Oct
5
  • 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...
Oct
6
  • 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...
Oct
10
  • Paulaner Oktoberfest

    Paulaner hosts one of the city's biggest Oktoberfests, with specially sanctioned Oktoberfest beer along with Bavarian Schmankerl. They also fly in the original Oktoberfest band "Die Kirchdorfer" from the Hacker tent of the Oktoberfest in...
  • Tennyson Live

    Elegant Music and Alchemist Asia are bringing Tennyson to perform in China for the first time. The dynamic brother-sister electronic duo from Alberta, Canada have created a huge name for themselves already and have collaborated with...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Wed Oct 10, 2018
Oct
11
  • Improv Show

    Comedy made directly on the stage in front you, with comedians from the People's Republic of Comedy doing a night of improv. 50rmb.
Oct
12
  • Bar Rouge 14th Anniversary Opening Ceremony

    Bar Rouge turns 14 and brings back the iconic age of disco to celebrate. Expect a series of celebration events, and out of this world evenings of sparklers, sensational performers and pure, unbridled pleasure. Dress Code: Glamorous. 100rmb.
    • Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Fri Oct 12, 2018
  • 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...
Oct
13
  • MIA Festival

    The inaugural MIA Festival goes big with a line-up of EDM superstars for its October weekender. Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, KSHMR, Alok and dozens more will descend on our city for a full-on two-day festival rave. Prices and location TBD.
  • Big Beat Soundsystem (BBS)

    The first edition of Big Beat Soundsystem brings two legends of Japanese hip-hop: DJ Krush and DJ Kentaro, with a long list of other turntablist geniuses. 220rmb in advance, or 280rmb on the door.
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sat Oct 13, 2018
  • 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...
  • Fun 12inches

    With Japanese city pop, breakbeats, acid, house and disco jams from all over the world on their turntable plates, the 12” of Fun boys are back at Dada Shanghai. After months of separation due to record digging and extensive traveling,...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Oct 13, 2018
  • Bruno Major Asia Tour 2018 (Shanghai)

    North-London raised Bruno Major's music is blissful, soulful, romantic and the perfect cure for any matters of the heart. Composed of R&B and alternative tunes, strong, defined vocals sharing his vulnerability to audiences , it's been...
Oct
19
  • KFK Presents: Sean Patton

    KFK brings out Sean Patton, based out of NYC, who began doing stand-up in Crescent City and has since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada. Three shows: Friday at 9pm and Saturday at 7pm and 9pm. 200rmb on the door.
  • Beyond the Mask

    Candor's putting on another original "Dark Circus" experience, taking you from the muggy heat of Shanghai to a spring night in Venice, Italy. Candor's dancers twist and twirl lasciviously on the cozy little stage, in a dark and sexy...
Oct
20
  • Minimalist

    This months Minimalist resident Will A invites two brand new guests to the party to add some extra umph: KSNKST & Matyla join in the fun behind the decks packing an extra double fresh serving of House, Techno and Acid to celebrate a...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Oct 20, 2018
  • KFK Presents: Sean Patton

    KFK brings out Sean Patton, based out of NYC, who began doing stand-up in Crescent City and has since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada. Three shows: Friday at 9pm and Saturday at 7pm and 9pm. 200rmb on the door.
  • Beyond the Mask

    Candor's putting on another original "Dark Circus" experience, taking you from the muggy heat of Shanghai to a spring night in Venice, Italy. Candor's dancers twist and twirl lasciviously on the cozy little stage, in a dark and sexy...
Oct
23
  • Sam Smith The Thrill Of It All World Tour

    Acclaimed British vocalist Sam Smith is performing in China for the very first time at Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena! Sam Smith, originally from London, has a walk-in closet of accolades to his name. Since bursting onto the world stage...
Oct
24
  • Mariah Carey in Shanghai

    The diva to top all divas, American pop legend Mariah Carey will be in Shanghai October 24 for one show only at the Mercedes Benz Arena. Mariah Carey is the star of 2001’s best-worst movie of all time Glitter and the a best-selling...
Oct
26
  • Beyond the Mask

    Candor's putting on another original "Dark Circus" experience, taking you from the muggy heat of Shanghai to a spring night in Venice, Italy. Candor's dancers twist and twirl lasciviously on the cozy little stage, in a dark and sexy...
Oct
27
  • Beyond the Mask

    Candor's putting on another original "Dark Circus" experience, taking you from the muggy heat of Shanghai to a spring night in Venice, Italy. Candor's dancers twist and twirl lasciviously on the cozy little stage, in a dark and sexy...
Oct
31
  • Charlie Puth Voicenotes World Tour 2018

    Multi-plat singer, songwriter and producer Charlie Puth is landing in Mercedes-Benz Arena for one night only, and bringing his Voicenotes Tour with him. The New Jersey musician exploded directly into the upper echelons in the space of...
Nov
8
  • Festivus w/ PREP, Lydmor and Blue Hawaii

    What started as a joke a few years ago has turned into a yearly series in Shanghai featuring sets by PREP, Blue Hawaii and Lydmor. Shows starts at 8pm, tickets are 150rmb pre-sale or 200rmb on the door.
  • Spectacles of Sound - Festivus

    Spectacles of Sound Festivus is back! What started as a joke a few years ago has turned into a yearly series in Shanghai featuring some of your favorite artists. This year they're taking over Yuyintang Park on November 8th for a night...
Nov
10
  • Drumcell

    Esoteric techno artist Drumcell explores and discovers the analogue world as much as the digital world of music production, to finally combine them into his very own raw, suspenseful and hypnotic style. 80rmb.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Nov 10, 2018
Nov
16
  • Four Tet

    The mighty Four Tet, one of the most highly regarded indie electronic producers, lands in Shanghai for a Friday night show up at the Modern Sky Lab. Tickets are sure to go quick. If there are any left on the door, they'll be 300rmb.
Nov
17
  • SHFT. present BOY PABLO

    Party crew SHFT is not all about bass and trap music. They also dabble in the indie sphere, as they do with this booking from the band behind "Everytime" and "Losing You". Early bird tickets 100rmb, or 160rmb on the door.
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Sat Nov 17, 2018