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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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Feb
22
  • Hologram Dreams 全息梦境

    "A voyage from funk into the future…" DJs Heatwolves and Finascia take Dada's dancefloor on a hyperloop journey from City-Pop, Italo Disco, and Chicago House into New Wave, Electro, and cybernetic madness. Seminal classics, brand new...
    • Nightlife | Dada | Today
  • 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...
  • Craig David | TS5 Tour Live in Shanghai [CANCELLED]

    Craig David! Yes, Grammy-nominated British R&B, garage and pop royalty Craig David, that Craig David, is bring the TS5 tour to Shanghai. He's fresh off the release of his single "I Know You," featuring Bastille, which hit the Top 5 on UK...
  • Brian Aylward: Stand-Up Comedy

    Multi award-winning Canadian stand-up comic Brian Aylward is coming to Shanghai. A relentless and engaging comedian, Brian has performed in excess of 2600 shows in more than 20 countries over a career spanning over a decade. In 2016 he...
  • Kurt Dunsing: Clown Syndrome

    You might recognize Kurt Dunsing’s haggard face from the China International Comedy Competition finals or from all the cheap bars around town. 70rmb.
  • Eating Music feat. Talonehead

    Beatmaker group "talonehead" from Taiwan. Consists of three musicians: “Conehead”, who set foot on earth from the remote planet Remulak; “Klone”, a former Stromtrooper excluded from the 501th; and a humble creature who prefers to stay in...
  • Into the Darkness

    Stone pulls out all 10 of their dark beers for one day only. Buy any tasting flight of all ten beers (5-ounce pours) for 398rmb, and receive a Dark Knight medal.
  • Italian Craft Beer Night

    Free flow Italian craft beer -- Mastri Birrai Umbri -- from Umbria for 99rmb, one night only. Double Malt, Weiss, IPA or Dark Ale all available.
  • Space Cats

    When no one is around the best conversation you could have is with the Techno. 100rmb including a drink after 2am.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Tzusing

    Tzusing is going to get drunk and play other people's music. Support from Illsee and Luka. Visuals by WOMB. 60rmb.
  • Shanghai Dancehall

    The best vibes in Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R & B and Afro Beats. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | C's | Today
  • Ramz Presents Jungle Rules

    The fashion and musical taste of Australian-born Chinese DJ Amber Akilla has allowed her to play in Asia. French young artist AUX CORP fell in love with hiphop music under the guidance of his father, and he has since gone all to melt...
  • Roller Disco

    Classic roller disco party down at the rink for flashy wheels with DJ Fat K. Free entrance.
    • Nightlife | RIINK | Today
  • A Night in Paris

    Club 3 1/3 partners with a bunch of French brands to throw a French-themed night. 100rmb including a cocktail.
Feb
23
  • ESSE

    Chongqing-based Symphonic Goth Metal band ESSE are hitting Shanghai for their debut show in our fair town. People who've heard lead lady Tong Tong's powerful, symphonic vocals have name-dropped Nightwish. Special guest stars include...
  • Lillies and Remains

    Formed in 2006, Lillies and Remains is one of the leading bands in the Japanese new wave/post-punk scene. Always dressed in stylish black outfits, the band's musical influences include iconic post-punk acts The Cure, Bauhaus, and Joy...
    • Arts, Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Feb 23 2019
  • Elevator Out feat. HWA

    For Elevator's next Out event in the concrete cave of Xspace, they've invited down Beijing techno wizard HWA aka Elvis.T; he'll share the decks with MIIIA, plus a first-time back-to-back session from Provoda and Theory of Noise. 80rmb...
    • Nightlife | XSpace | on Sat Feb 23 2019
  • Fantasy Soiree: Cabaret Show

    To follow up the Cabaret Soiree, the Moulin Rouge Soiree, and the Desire Soiree—the Pearl presents: the Fantasy Soiree. Back for a one-night show in February, this steamy summer show will feature singers, dancers and acrobats,...
  • SHFT. Presents Bass Station

    SHFT getting the millenials up in a frenzy again, this time with Bass Hoodie, DJ Jason Casper, and DJ Scarmixxed. 120rmb on the door.
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Sat Feb 23 2019
  • 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...
  • Huit Etoiles, Tokyo Disco Crew

    I.D.W. Asia takes the discussion to the next level, while tracing a line of continuity through the years where the dance floor exploded (thanks to Moroder, Baldelli, Alexander Robotnick), through the clubs between the '70s and '80s that...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Feb 23 2019
  • Urban Classics Vol.3

    Featuring 2 special guest DJs from Japan, bringing their favorite vinyl. Live-painting from Toru Harada and specially installed Martin Audio sound system. 100rmb on the door including a drink.
  • Brazilian Carnival

    Celebrate the Brazilian Carnival at M1NT with a bunch of performances and of course DJs DJs DJs. Free entrance until 12.30am if you RSVP to events@mvpshanghai.com. Otherwise, 100rmb.
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Sat Feb 23 2019
  • Stand-Up Comedy Showcase

    Featuring China International Comedy festival winner, Josh Tyas and visiting comic Eric Selley from Beijing. 70rmb.
  • The Red Packet Party

    To welcome the Year of the Pig, Sharpshooters (DJ Reaper + Big Kerm) throw a Red Packet Party, where the first 88 entrants will receive a red packet filled with a mystery prize. 50rmb with a drink (but come early for the red packets).
  • Midnight LAB - Cosmos Pulse

    Electronic music producer Kangding Ray, based in Berlin, holds an important position in the dance music world of the German city. Usually found at Berghain, he plays an emotive and innovative type of techno, and has been releasing on the...
  • Jordan GCZ

    Half of Juju & Jordash and the infamous Magic Mountain High - JORDAN GCZ is a formidable producer and DJ in his own right. He is a major proponent of live, often improvised techno. As JORDAN GCZ he's channeled those jammy impulses into...
  • Riddim'n'Vibe

    RnV roll into C’s Bar to bust out the D&B and Jungle sounds along with some old skool classics mixed in for good measure. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | C's | on Sat Feb 23 2019
  • J-Walkers

    J-Walkers, a new Shanghai based trio, will perform an acoustic pop and blues-rock live music. With Clizia Sala on vocals, Davide Manenti on guitar and Heike Wyler on cello. Free.
  • Shanghai Secret Disco

    Elevate ⁝ Arts are converting a huge photography studio into a disco dreamland for one special night. A semi-secret location just south of Jiashan Road - scan the QR code in the flyer for more details. Free entry, 8.30pm-late. Dance,...
  • City Lights

    All it takes is one track to bring back 1000 memories. 100rmb including a drink after 2am.
  • Favela Chic

    Celebrate Carnival at an Italian restaurant, with special food & drink, a traditional band and a samba dancer.
  • Live Band

    The Threetles: Beatles Music Unplugged. Spend your Saturday night with them and wind down while listening to some good jams. Free.
  • New Shake City II: The 90's R&B Concert (Final Show!)

    Beepers, baggy pants, crop tops, floppy disks, Lexus sedans, and another round of 90's R&B. Shanghai's house of funk and soul takes it back to back in the day, with an all-new concert featuring the music of Mary J Blige, Blackstreet,...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Sat Feb 23 2019
  • ALL X WWW Exchange Jyoto: ENA / Suimin

    ENA is a music producer from and based in Tokyo. He is a major player in the Japanese underground dance music scene for more than a decade. Taking influences from early drum & bass productions, rave sound and abstract hip hop, ENA...
    • Nightlife | ALL Club | on Sat Feb 23 2019
  • Makin' Sumthin' out of Nuthin'

    New club on Donghu Lu throws together a party with Korean DJs Didi Han and Jina as well as hip-hop DJ Kin J. Free entrance.
  • '90s to Naughties

    Returning with the Mac, the long awaited #90s to Naughties is back. This party is the cheesiest, no holds barred shameless pop night to grace the streets of Shanghai. Think Mark Morrison, Five, Christina Aguilera, Nelly, Corona, Cher, 50...
Feb
24
  • Vinyl and Vines

    Cultivate appreciation for the vinyl album format by pairing them with iconic wines. 100rmb includes entry, food and a glass of wine.
  • NTS Radio Live from Shanghai

    NTS Radio bringing in the New Year with a solid line up of local Shanghai favourites. For this months show, China Social Club invites back Velvet Robot and Charm (aka Josh Feola) and welcomes NTS debutante, DJ Doggy. As always, doors...
Feb
26
  • S.T.D Presents: Masego

    Masego, is an African-American musician who was born in Jamaica with South African heritage. Masego is an international, contemporary genre-bending entertainer who refers to his own music style as "TrapHouseJazz" or Emotion. His...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Tue Feb 26 2019
  • The JAM

    Indian classical percussion drums, guitar and keyboard for a night of immersive oriental sounds with BIVAKAR CHOUDHURY, RISHABH DHAR, RYAN HICKEY and EDDIE. 50rmb including a drink.
Feb
27
  • A Night With Chris Botti

    Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer Chris Botti is bringing his tour (and trumpet) to Shanghai and Beijing in 2019. The man's been racking up awards and accolades for more than twenty years, playing alongside the likes of Sting,...
  • Nathan East Band of Brothers

    Nathan appears on more than two thousand recordings including the iconic "Unplugged" by Eric Clapton. In addition to performing for Pope John Paul II, Queen Elizabeth II, Nelson Mandela and at President Barack Obama's Inauguration...
  • 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...
  • Come Correct

    Long-running hip-hop night on Wednesdays, and a platform for many aspiring DJs and rappers. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Wed Feb 27 2019
  • Models Night

    It's Wednesday, so it must be models' night at M1NT. Free cocktails for ladies until 11.30pm, and free entry until 12.30am with the password MVP.
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Wed Feb 27 2019
Feb
28
  • 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...
  • RnV presents Spectrum

    This multi genre party checks in at Dada to tickle your senses with the kick, snare, bass. Reggae, Dubstep, Jungle, and Drum & Bass. Free.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Feb 28 2019
  • Peddlers Cocktail Hour

    el Ocho is teaming up with Peddlers Gin to bring you a limited menu of Thursday gin cocktails for your drinking pleasure, from 6.30pm onwards.
    • Nightlife | el Ocho | from Feb 28 until Mar 28 2019
Mar
1
  • 90's Alternative Rock Night

    Rock-Grunge is coming up! Smells Like Teen Spirit! 90s Alternative Rock and “Grunge” music live at the Pearl, a night of your flannel shirt favs: Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Silverchair, etc, performed by...
  • Grand Opening

    Bar Rouge re-opens after their 2019 renovations. "Expect a full-on weekend of party featuring vibrant upbeat tunes from the resident DJs, blasting on an enhanced sound and lighting system topped with dancers, performers and unique bottle...
    • Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Mar 1 and Mar 2, 2019
  • Antidote pres Rob Smith

    The Bristol legend returns -- with his signature heavy dub reggae / trip hop / jungle sounds. Fans of Massive Attack, Tricky, Pinch, Addison Groove, and so many others from Bristol, will be into this one. 60rmb before midnight, 80rmb after.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Mar 1 2019
  • Pomo X Harrison Brome(Live Set)

    Pomo is a Canadian born multi-instrumentalist now residing in Montreal, QC, Canada. With absolute vigor, Pomo has taken the electronic music scene by the collar and dragged it back onto the dance floor with dreamy synths, glittery...
  • People's Republic of Comedy: Improv Show

    People's Republic of Comedy is back! Partnering with Comedy UN for a night of improv hilarity inspired by suggestions from the audience. Come prepared to laugh and shake off the winter blues. Early bird: 50rmb; regular: 70rmb; group of...
  • 12th Year Anniversary Special

    Specials on food and drinks all month, including Tiger draft, red and white sangria for 25rmb each.
    • Nightlife | Abbey Road | from Mar 1 until Mar 31 2019
  • A Little Birthday Celebration

    Little Creatures turn one, with deals on drinks and free party platters of sausage rolls, for one night only.
  • Stand Up Comedy Showcase

    Another comedy showcase from the Shanghai Comedy Bunker, featuring among others Magners Comedy Competition finalist Evan Eames and pro international touring comedian Barney Rivera. 70rmb including a drink.
  • KSHMR

    DJ Mag #18 in the world — there are only 17 better than this guy — takes over Taxx for a night of EDM madness. 280rmb.
    • Nightlife | TAXX | on Fri Mar 1 2019
  • La Kitsch

    Hits Music Only+ a live Jukebox. You decide what the next song is with DJ ZIKO mixing it up to ensure a crazy night full of old school memories. Free.
Mar
2
  • Zeitgeist Karneval/Carnival 2019

    Join the one-and-only Carnival Party on March 2, as Zeitgeist brings a real Kölner Karneval party feel to their corner of the city. Kölner Karneval hits, a big ol' dinner buffet and free flow drinks to get you all carnivalesque. Entry...
  • Mixmag pres. M.A.N.D.Y

    Big booking down at after-hours spot Celia. There is an air of mystery shrouding the true meaning behind the acronym of M.A.N.D.Y., an alias which embodies the mutual talents of childhood friends Philipp Jung and Patrick Bodmer. The pair...
  • MONO “Nowhere Now Here” Tour

    Legendary instrumental band MONO tours China behind their new album, Nowhere Now Here. Praised by NME as playing “Music for the Gods”, their live performances are epic and of another world. This China tour will coincide with MONO’s 20th...
  • French Decadence

    French pop, touch and electro music from Dj Canine. Free entry with password "Coco Chanel" until midnight, otherwise 100rmb including a drink.
    • Nightlife | Kartel | on Sat Mar 2 2019
  • Medusa

    Medusa rings in the pig year with Michael Cignarale's 30th birthday bash. For the occasion, she's taking over Dada for a long night of pansexual realness. Support from Diamond Lil and Mau Mau plus visuals from VJNY. 60rmb.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Mar 2 2019
  • Alter. pres. Alex From Tokyo

    Paris-born, Tokyo-raised, Berlin-based DJ, music producer, sound designer, and world famous label owner are just a few of the titles of Alex From Tokyo. Alex’s debut released a remix of “For You” by Big Moses came out on Kerri Chandler’s...
Mar
3
  • Shisanyama

    South African BBQ and party with music by Suiker Bossie and Painkilla which includes deep house, amapiano (South African house), electro, trap and hiphop. The meat is Ribeye steak, Rump Cap/ Phivanha, short rib, short skirt, Thin Skirt,...
    • Dining, Nightlife | Crocus | on Sun Mar 3 2019
  • Come Correct

    The Come Correct Crew hosts the OG weekly hip hop and urban music night every Wednesday. Come Correct has been running since 2011 and has been a platform for many of the city's aspiring DJ’s and rappers. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Wed Mar 20 2019
Mar
8
  • Lil' Yachty

    Miles Parks McCollum, aka Lil' Yachty, aka Lil' Boat, is coming to Arkham. Born and raised in Atlanta, Lil Yachty first gained some buzz in 2015, the year he moved to New York, when he self-released his EP "Summer Songs." Next up was...
  • AC/DC Tribute Concert

    Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap at The Pearl, as they continue their acclaimed series of cover and tribute acts. Some of Shanghai's most notorious rockers get together to do justice to AC/DC's catalogue of strip club classics from 1975 to...
  • Habibi Funk

    Habibi Funk is a DJ, label and platform for funky/soulful and/or psych influenced music from the Arab world of the 60s, 70s and 80s. 80rmb.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Mar 8 2019
  • Comedy Friday Showcase

    Watch some of Shanghai's best comics for a night filled with laughter in the heart of French Concession. 70rmb on the door including a drink. Address on the flyer.
Mar
9
  • 90s Mojito

    The 90’s. What a decade for music. Hill and Smith return to present Shanghai with a varied 5 hour set. Expect Britpop, Golden Age Hip Hop, Grunge and more. 4 Mojitos for 90rmb.
  • Acid Dreams #2

    Tobias Patrick will join the decks with Berlin based Awkwardly Social Collective’s Cheng NWSH and Shanghai based yyyycolectivo’s Xandru. Expect vibes of psychedelic rave, acid and breakbeat till the early morning. Free.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Mar 9 2019
Mar
10
  • Allman Brown

    Singer/Songwriter, Allman Brown makes his Asia debut after a stellar year of hits. Influenced by Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman and Bruce Springsteen whilst growing up in Hong Kong, Brown latterly discovered and embraced musical visionaries...
Mar
12
  • Rita Ora Phoenix World Tour

    British singer Rita Ora will be bringing her much anticipated Phoenix World Tour to Shanghai on 12 March, 2019 at BANDAI NAMCO Shanghai Base DREAM HALL. This will be her debut headline show in Mainland China. Ora’s Phoenix World Tour...
Mar
14
Mar
15
  • Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time Tour Live in Shanghai

    Kung Fu Komedy brings the Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, NYT best-selling author, multi-platinum selling overachieving smug sunuva-- uh, Renaissance man, Jim Gaffigan, to Shanghai as part of his Quality Time Tour. Known for the...
  • Gang of Four China Tour

    Gang of Four are the post-punk gods, no two ways about it. They were there in 1979, playing and inventing and stripping back and being anxious about their bodies and their society and all of that good stuff. Now, 40 years later, they are...
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

    Led by nine-time Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, the inimitable Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra returns to Shanghai for an evening of big band jazz. Made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players and arrangers in...
Mar
16
  • Amadou & Mariam

    Among the most renowned Africa Musical acts, the Grammy-Nominated couple of blind musicians from Mali have made waves with their Jimi Hendrix style rock-blues reinterpretation of Mali's vibrant pop music. Born in Bamako, Amadou was a...
  • Crafties Reunion

    Chilled-out vodka bar Craft hosts Japanese DJ Beaten Space Probe, who is flying in straight out of the Tokyo underground to serve up his jubilant and impossibly catchy disco and funk. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Mar 16 2019
  • Pervert & Sodoma

    The dirty dirty at M1NT, with the occasional Pervert party. Lots of leather, lots of performers, and a mandatory dress code of all-black or a "pervert outfit". Free entry until 12.30am for those who rsvp to events@mvpshanghai.com.
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Sat Mar 16 2019
Mar
17
  • St. Patrick's Day

    As usual with St. Patrick's Day, expect a lot of daytime drinking and non-Irish folks playing Irish for the day.
Mar
21
  • XIA | 下

    Anciant Alias is getting behind the decks again for his unique twisted take on psybient, while Arno D is flying solo with a powerful set set straddling everything form chillstep to slomo tech. Finally, Aktüman is back on his psygressive...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Mar 21 2019
Mar
22
  • Tom Odell Jubilee Road Tour

    Tom Odell, precocious master of the ivories, is bringing the Jubilee Road Tour to the Bandai Namco Dream Hall. The Ivor Novello-winning songwriting sensation has amassed an impressive 1.8 million album sales and 10 million single sales...
  • Cloud Nothings China Tour 2019

    New Noise presents a 7 city China tour for American rock band Cloud Nothings, presenting their acclaimed new album Last Building Burning. Cloud Nothings are the torchbearers of frenetic, visceral, and thundering rock music, it’s all...
Mar
23
  • Italian Dance Wave Asia

    IDW traces a line of continuity through the years where the dance floor exploded (thanks to Moroder, Baldelli, Alexander Robotnick), through the clubs between the '70s and '80s that were awakened in Italy, they're getting into Chicago...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Mar 23 2019
Mar
30
  • Tropical China

    The First edition happens in March featuring 33EMYBW from the Chinese side and AVA ROCHA & NEGRO LEO from the Brazilian side. The first co-produced avant-garde music album in the history of China and Brazil. The outcome of the works will...
Apr
6
  • Still Corners

    London-based dream pop/synthpop band consisting of songwriter/producer Greg Hughes and vocalist Tessa Murray, who met at a London train stop by chance. They've released four albums and like a dozen singles and EPs since 2007, with...
Apr
11
  • MØ - Forever Neverland Asia Tour 2019

    MØ, real name Karen Marie Aagaard Ørsted Andersen, is an eclectic Danish singer and songwriter. Most people probably know her as the vocalist on Major Lazer's "Lean On," but she's been performing since 2006. She started out in a rock and...
Apr
12
  • toe “Our Latest Number” China Tour 2019

    After selling out both of their shows in China two years ago, toe will return to present their new critically acclaimed album “Our Latest Number”. Composed of Kashikura Takashi on drums, Mino Takaaki on guitar, Yamane Satoshi on bass...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Fri Apr 12 2019
Apr
13
  • Wild Nothing

    American indie rock/dream pop band Wild Nothing comes to Shanghai for the first time. Formed by frontman Jack Tatum back in 2009, the band’s first album Gemini was widely regarded as one of the definitive sounds of dream-pop, along with...
  • Swiss Ball 2019: Hollywood Night

    The Swiss Ball returns for a night of music, dancing, fun and surprises, this year with the theme "Hollywood Night". Live bands, DJs, and the whole get-up. Prices for non-members from 1,888rmb per person or 16,888rmb for a corporate...
Apr
19
  • XIA | 下

    XIA | 下 presents Sal Haque’s inaugural Sitar & Beats Live Show. Sal’s behind the ever large Popasuda nights, playing a range of global sounds. He's also a trained, classical Indian sitarist, and will be doing a special live raga over...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Apr 19 2019
Apr
22
  • Troye Sivan: The Bloom Tour Live in Shanghai 2019

    Pop prince Troye Sivan is bringing his "The Bloom Tour" to Shanghai, supporting the release of his sophomore album "Bloom." Born in Johannesburg in 1995, Troye was celebrated as a child star in his adopted hometown, Perth. Homeschooled,...