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  • Karma Koma

    Created by ChaCha (Faded Ghost), Karma-Koma was the first monthly Thursday night event at The Shelter, featuring more cerebral dance tunes. A night of smokey beats, trip hop, instrumental hip hop and abstract sound, Karma Koma hosted...
    Nightlife | The Shelter | today
  • A Scent Like Wolves

    Melodic metalcore on stage at Inferno with a Sunday night show for American band A Scent Like Wolves. Expect raw power new school metal mixed with the musicianship of old. 100rmb at the door.
    Nightlife | Inferno | today

    This special edition of CINEMQ celebrates queered spaces in every form. "From clubs to cruising grounds, collectives to communities…sites cut with glitter, with tears, with blood. In the absence of a home, we take shelter where we can."...
    Arts, Community, Nightlife | The Shelter | on Tue Dec 6, 2016
  • Scotch Whisky Society Limited Release Tasting

    Shake has gotten its hands on 1 of only 95 sets of the commemorative 10 bottle set from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Sign up to taste all 10 bottles, only 28 places available. Price: 3,571rmb to sample all 10 bottles. What a steal!
    Nightlife | Shake | on Tue Dec 6, 2016
  • SHFT. x Le Baron pres. Four Color Zack (Fool’s Gold)

    While the doors of Arkham may still be shut, SHFT. opens up December with Four Color Zack. Having produced albums for Kanye, Jay-Z, Beyonce, and more, Le Baron is bout to be going all the way up for this free show. Table Reservations are...
    Nightlife | Le Baron | on Thu Dec 8, 2016
  • Stand-Up Comedy (In French): Mike Ward

    Shanghai Comedy Club and The Pearl host Canadian comedian Mike Ward, a biting bilingual comic from the Great White North. Ward has won multiple awards (Gemini, Victor, Olivier, Nez d’Or, Antoine), produced three platinum-selling DVDs,...
    Arts, Nightlife | The Pearl | on Thu Dec 8, 2016
  • STD pres. Yuna

    Malaysian singer/songwriter will be making a tour stop at Shanghai for her newly released "Chapters" album. Opening up for her will be local Shanghai producer/DJ Linfeng. 120rmb pre-sale; 180rmb at the door. 8.30pm.
    Nightlife | On Stage | on Thu Dec 8, 2016
  • Sweatshop pres. Their Final Show feat. Stamina MC

    Shanghai's longest running drum'n'bass night Sweatshop makes its final Shelter call with an all-star lineup, and special appearances from prolific drum'n'bass MC and vocalist Stamina MC and stateside's Dave Owen. After laying down the...
    Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Dec 9, 2016
  • Borgore

    Israeli dubstep producer brings the spazzoid buzzsaw big room house-and-drop tunes to Shanghai. A night of serious Gorestep from the genres main practitioner. The Dim Mak artist offers a maniacal live show, which has made him an iconic...
    Nightlife | M2 | on Fri Dec 9, 2016
  • Eddie Richards (Wiggle, Fabric UK)

    Eddie Richards, "Britain’s Godfather of house and techno", accoring to Mixmag, drops at Celia. Expect all night classic vibes in this all-night Shanghai venue. Support from club residents Emil Chang and Jasmine Li. 100rmb entry includes...
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | on Fri Dec 9, 2016
  • Void pres. Ceephax Acid Crew

    Ceephax Acid Crew returns to The Shelter as Void prepare for one last blast of proper underground house and techno. Comedy MCing over psychedelic and uplifting acid-rave techno beamed live directly from an assortment of vintage Roland...
    Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Dec 10, 2016
  • Hesher Has Culture pres. Smegma Riot! w/ Round Eye, Dirty Fingers, Sino Hearts

    Gonna get super messy down at Yuyintang with the Shanghai return of Italian bastard sons Smegma Riot -- not just a pretty name. They're joined by the riot boys of Shanghai: Round Eye and Rity Fingers. Spazzy messy punk rock down at the...
    Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Dec 10, 2016
  • Nervo

    Australian twin sister producer /dancer / model / DJ /songwriter duo NERVO is back in Shanghai for a night of EDM bangers. They've written songs for peeps like David Guetta and Kelly Rowland and performed at Tomorrowland and Ultra Music...
    Nightlife | Fusion (Nightclub) | on Sat Dec 10, 2016
  • Kenichiro Nishihara

    Japanese musician, composer, conductor, DJ, and everything else associated with music Kenichiro Nishihara plays Mao Livehouse. Known for his expanded outlook on music — everything from nu jazz to hip hop to electronica — Nishihara was...
    Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sat Dec 10, 2016
  • Las Posadas and Christmas Party

    Pistolera hosts a Mexi Christmas with traditional Mexican food on the menu -- tamales (complimented with cornmeal dough and other fillings wrapped up in corn husks) for Posadas. Pistolera is celebrating for 2 days -- at their Hengshan Lu...
    Dining, Nightlife | Pistolera (Xuhui) | on Sat Dec 10, 2016
  • Humbert Humbert Live

    Humbert Humbert is a Japanese folk duo formed in 1999 with Ryousei Sato (vocals and guitar) and Yuho Sano (vocals).T he latest album "FOLK", was a big hit in Japan got them lots of attention overseas. Japanese vocal harmonies and heart...
    Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sat Dec 17, 2016
  • Long Shen Dao Reggae Party Tour 2016

    Beijing's classic reggae live band Long Shen Dao brings the reggae party to Mao Livehouse. Featuring ex-members of metal greats Yakza, Long Shen Dao has been spreading the chill reggae vibes a la Bob Markey on world tours and is back in...
    Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sun Dec 18, 2016
  • Croatian Piano Superstar Maksim

    Maksim Mrvica is a popular pianist from Croatia. He started taking up piano lessons at the age of nine and gave his first public performance in the same year. His first record, Gestures, is an album of contemporary Croatian piano pieces...
    Nightlife | Grand Stage | on Sun Dec 18, 2016
  • Kitsune Night w/ Pat Lok

    Kitsuné, the Paris-based record label and fashion brand, returns to Shanghai to Le Baon. Expect a night of soul and nu RnB with label rep Pat Lo. The Vancouver-based producer has been featured by The Fader, Majestic Casual, Victoria's...
    Nightlife | Le Baron | on Fri Dec 23, 2016
  • Christmas Edition

    Certainly a novel way to stay up waiting for Santa, with all your family and friends down at all-night tech house club Celia. They're celebrating Christmas, hosting a, what else, techno party. Terence C, Jasmine Li, and Emil Change on...
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | on Sat Dec 24, 2016
  • Howell & V-Nutz

    The two Shelter co-managers, Gaz and Gary, assume the duties on the decks on last time, handling music for the whole night at The Shelter. Howell and V-Nutz probably taking several spins down memory lane at the bomb and culture shelter....
    Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Dec 30, 2016
  • A2 Live pres. Now or Never Tour: David Gueta

    One of the biggest names in dance music David Guetta returns to Shanghai for a blowout New Year’s Eve party. David Guetta lands in this city on the big night, as part of his three-date Now or Never China tour. Multiple Grammy awards,...
    Nightlife | Expo Park | on Sat Dec 31, 2016
  • Disco Heaven III

    MVP hosts a New Year's Eve party up in the cloud at the Park Hyatt. The chefs and bartenders of Park Hyatt will prepare free-flow of tapas, finger food, canapés, champagne Veuve Clicquot and every kind of liquor. After 1.30am, including...
    Nightlife | Park Hyatt Shanghai | on Sat Dec 31, 2016
  • New Year‘s Eve Champagne Countdown Party

    Hyatt on the Bund hosts free-flowing champagne and big views at the top of the Huangpu. Lucky draws with big prizes as well -- MacBook Air, iPhone 7, Apple watch, and two-night stays at Hyatt Hotel around the world. Presale until...
    Nightlife | Vue Bar | on Sat Dec 31, 2016
  • Celebrate New Year's Eve at Morton's

    Morton's has a countdown package for NYE that includes a glass of Champagne and complimentary steak sandwiches. Price is 188rmb+10% service charge.
    Dining, Nightlife | Morton's | on Sat Dec 31, 2016
  • La Boum NYE Party

    The Shanghai-famous La Boum party returns home to Mr & Mrs Bund to kick off the new year with good cheer. Dress code is disco chic to match the tunes from DJ Zohan, Entrance: 200rmb per person at the door, including one glass of...
    Nightlife | Mr & Mrs Bund | on Sat Dec 31, 2016
  • The Shelter's Final Night

    End of an era. This is the last night of The Shelter and the club is welcoming back some 20 DJs from the past to play a rapid succession of sets all night long or until they get shut down. Expect everyone and everything to get turned...
    Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Dec 31, 2016
  • Minimalist New Years Eve with Jigsaw (Gottwood, UK)

    Respected House and Techno night, Minimalist takes control of Dada Shanghai this New Years Eve with guest DJ, Jigsaw (Gottwood, UK). New years Eve party with international guest for free -- "its a no brainer really." Support from Will A...
    Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Dec 31, 2016
  • Come Correct Crew

    Every Wednesday at Dada Shanghai, the Come Correct Crew... comes correct with a night of hip hop via a strong '90s bent. Classic old school mixed with newer sounds from the long-running Shanghai party brand, plus live MCing. After The...
    Nightlife | Dada | from Jan 4 until Jan 4, 2018
  • Kilocon Takeover by High Love

    Kilocon is a record label based in that weird part of the internet, "cause variety freaks out basic people". The Thursday jam at Dada is Hungarian producer/DJ Aron Lotfi throwing it all against the wall -- the sounds and beats of...
    Nightlife | Dada | from Jan 5 until Jan 5, 2018