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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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Jul
22
  • Kathleen’s 20th + 1 Year Anniversary

    The first Kathleen’s Shanghai opened in 1998 on Mao Ming Lu. To celebrate their 21st anniversary, they're offering 20rmb tapas and BOGO special cocktails all month.
  • Monday Night Laughs

    Comedians of all levels come together every Monday to try out new material and polish tried and tested bits. Join the audience for a free look into how the Stand Up Comedy Sausage is made. If you'd like to try performing stand up, just...
Jul
23
  • Tuesday Tunesday: Trip Hop Edition

    Arts outfit Elevate occupy TY7 for their bi-weekly social night. It's an opportunity to drink, meet some creative people, and listen to some music. This week the focus is on trip hop, the jazzier kind. For more info, follow the QR code....
    • Community, Nightlife | TY7 | on Tue Jul 23 2019
Jul
24
  • BAZZI

    Hit maker, cultural phenomenon, artist, singer-songwriter/producer, Andrew Bazzi is set to perform his first-ever live in Shanghai as part of his Asia Tour. Born to a Lebanese father and American mother, Bazzi took the first step on his...
  • 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 cities aspiring DJ’s and rappers. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Wed Jul 24 2019
  • Courtney Barnett

    Australian indie artist does her first tour in China covering Beijing and Shanghai. The singer-songwriter mixes deeply insightful observations with devastating self-assessment. 240rmb pre-sale or 300rmb at the door.
  • New York, New York

    Ahh, New York, New York. Empire city; the Big Apple; the capital of the world; The city so nice, they named it twice. No matter how you say it, it’s a city full of dreamers. Dreamers with the same old story. Girl dreams of fame. Girl...
  • Models Night

    Beautiful people, strong drinks, loud music and free cocktails for ladies. It's the M1NT Models Night and it happens every Wednesday. Free entry for everyone until 12.30am with password MVP.
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Wed Jul 24 2019
  • Lucca Open Mic

    Qmmunity and Open Doors host an open mic where all forms of inclusive art are welcome. First time performers and story tellers are strongly encouraged. Sponsored by HUNT International. Free.
    • Nightlife | Lucca | on Wed Jul 24 2019
Jul
25
  • Deniro Farrar with DonMonique and Trent the HOOLiGAN

    ALL goes deep on the Cult Rap, with Deniro Farrar and Trent the Hooligan, plus Brooklyn MC DonMonique. Deniro Farrar has collaborated with some of the most progressive young producers in music (i.e. Lunice, Ryan Hemsworth) and has been...
    • Nightlife | ALL Club | on Thu Jul 25 2019
  • Eating Music presents WHEELZ Vol.19

    WHEELZ is a monthly Thursday night party at Elevator hosted by Shanghai independent label Eating Music. It has been running for 2 years with 18 times at old Elevator space. This night focuses more on local producers / DJ & the beat...
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Thu Jul 25 2019
  • Rock of Ages

    Rock of Ages…. venturing through 70s, 80s, 90s up to the present hits. The Pearl’s Red Stars rock the audience with hits from ABBA to Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson to Queen and everything in between. Entrance includes 2 drinks, doors open at...
  • Theseus

    Formed in 2015, the Taiwanese band Theseus emerges folk music rhythm and post rock atmosphere into the song writing. in 2018 and 2019, the band released the EP Lia'h Kau Thè and more singles, telling the different stories in the life and...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Thu Jul 25 2019
  • New York, New York

    Ahh, New York, New York. Empire city; the Big Apple; the capital of the world; The city so nice, they named it twice. No matter how you say it, it’s a city full of dreamers. Dreamers with the same old story. Girl dreams of fame. Girl...
  • Girls Night Out

    Bar Rouge's Ladies Nights has been running since forever, packing them in with the free manicure service for ladies and free cocktails from 9.30-11.30pm. Never stop! Free entrance until 12.30am with password MVP, otherwise 150rmb cover...
Jul
26
  • Noizu

    Los Angeles based Noizu is quickly climbing through the ranks of house music. Making his debut on the Chris Lake and Skrillex curated ‘HOWSLA’ in 2017 with "Lasers’" before catching the eyes and ears of French label boss Tchami, his...
  • Stone Brewing One Year Anniversary Party

    The Stone Brewing Tap Room - Shanghai is turning ONE on Friday, July 26th, and pouring unique variations, vintage releases, barrel-aged brews, and other Stone-crafted beers. The celebration kicks off at 5pm, and everyone’s first beer is...
  • Queen Tribute Concert

    Queen! Men! Myths! Legends! Mixing stadium rock, metal, glam, and Freddie Mercury's operatic vocals, Queen exploded into the rock arenas around the world with the over-the-top performance antics of their lead singer and the intricate...
  • WC7 & KSNKST

    Serbian duo Drumovi will lead you along an aural pathway, weaving through alluring and at times alienating sounds, consisting of pagan, ritualistic, primal (dis)harmonies. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Jul 26 2019
  • THY ART IS MURDER Album Listening

    Formed in 2006, Thy Art Is Murder have pulverized the deathcore scene with their relentless hard hitting-you-in-your face-till-it's-a-bloody-pulp sound! Their new album Human Target threatens to grab you by throat and pummel you into...
  • Belvedere Eclipse Party

    Celebrate the eclipse party with Belvedere Vodka and Bar Rouge with house, house, house and dance, dance, dance music. 150rmb.
  • Barbarism Vol. 14

    The monthly club night for civilized barbarians. BARBARISM is an escape for those who work hard all week. Expect dancefloor-filling and boundary-pushing new hip hop, forgotten classics, familiar vocals in strange new contexts, and songs...
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Fri Jul 26 2019
  • Stand Up Comedy Showcase

    It's that time of week again, with the Shanghai Comedy Bunker bringing you another stand-up comedy showcase at CAGES Bar and Sports, featuring among others visiting US comic Freddy Stebbins and SCB founder Barney Rivera. 80rmb at the...
  • The White Rabbit Funk Committee

    White Rabbit Funk: jam up/jelly tight grooves; sticky, sweet sounds; and grounded in Shanghai's soul. Captain Batty and DJ BO make up the White Rabbit Funk Committee, bringing some all vinyl funk to the Shanghai scene. Whether your...
    • Nightlife | C's | on Fri Jul 26 2019
  • Back To Old School

    Old-school hip-hip night down at The Edition's nightclub. 80rmb on the door including a drink.
Jul
27
  • Summer Slaughter

    There are two relentless forces of evil in this universe, metal and Shanghai summers. Every so often they cross orbits, and eclipse this city in a savage shadow, that doesn't cool, but only darkens the souls of all who stand beneath it!...
  • Viva Ibiza Sunset Series

    Sunset chill, dat Pudong skyline, drinks & bites, electrifying music performances, and more… The WET Bar is getting all IBIZA up in Shanghai's face this summer. It's 250rmb per person, which gets you unlimited cocktails, wines, brews and...
  • Hologram Dreams

    "A voyage from funk into the future…" DJs Heatwolves and Jianz 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 | on Sat Jul 27 2019
  • The Original

    The Original formula -- champagne, DJs, beautiful people. 150rmb cover.
  • Peaking O, Dahlia Rosea, Cementin

    A psychedelic night with three Shanghai bands: Peaking O, Dahlia Rosea, and Cementin. All of them are heavily influenced by neo-psychedelia, classic kraut rock and experimental music. 60rmb pre-sale, 80rmb door.
  • Vinyl Retro Party

    Theme party that mixes 1920s Shanghai with "retro" music. Dress up and dance. 100rmb.
    • Nightlife | TY7 | on Sat Jul 27 2019
  • Tapes | Disco, 80s, Hits

    Break out the leg warmers, off-the-shoulder tops, and Frizz up your hair, it’s time for a totally tubular tribute to some of the greatest music of the ‘80s coz they’re doing it all again, and throwing a mega 80s party. 100rmb including a...
  • LGBTQ Rainbow Block Party

    LGBTQ block party on that little stretch of Shaanxi Bei Lu where The Rooster and Sumerian are. Both venues will be participating, as well as Jin Hua, Ole Kitchen and Roxie, there will be a special LGBTQ themed cocktail, and the party...
    • Community, Nightlife | Sumerian | on Sat Jul 27 2019
  • Summer Splash

    Nova Events, Earthman & Pachano return to Shoushan Wealth Club for their annual Summer Splash pool party. There will be food available and live DJs will be providing the soundtrack for the activities that will take place, such as...
Jul
28
  • The Rooftop Pool Party

    Swim on the rooftop pool (not super high but still very nice) of the Pudong Shangri-La at this regular Sunday party by MVP Events, meaning DJs, beautiful people and lots and lots of booze and cocktails. Goes from noon to 6pm. 78rmb...
Jul
29
  • Master Class After Party

    Dave Bob from Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. in Kentucky will be in Shanghai hosting a Tap Take Over Event at NYX. Pop by for a Free Kentucky Ale and happy hour on their Bourbon Barrel Aged Craft Brews before they tap out for the...
    • Nightlife | NYX | on Mon Jul 29 2019
Jul
30
  • Anne-Marie China Tour 2019

    One of the is one of 2018's biggest breakout pop stars, thanks for her hit single "Rockabye," by Clean Bandit with Sean Paul, and hit DJ Marshmello collaboration "Friends," paired with her debut album "Speak Your Mind." In just two...
  • COCKTAIL CINEMA | Saturday Night Fever

    Come by for disco inspired cocktails and a night of 70s boogie as Cocktail Cinema screen only the finest John Travolta disco movie. 250rmb per person including three cocktails.
    • Community, Nightlife | Le Baron | on Tue Jul 30 2019
Jul
31
  • 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 cities aspiring DJ’s and rappers. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Wed Jul 31 2019
  • American Football vs Chinese Football  China Tour

    New Noise presents American Football vs Chinese Football! Emo math rock wonders American Football make their long-awaited China debut at Mao Livehouse. Chinese Football will be opening the evening. With their self-titled debut album in...
  • KT Tunstall WAX Tour Shanghai

    Classic folk-rock/rock-pop from one of Scotland's finest exports. Since scoring a worldwide smash with her debut album "Eye To The Telescope" in 2004, which went on to sell over 5 million copies, KT Tunstall has remained at the forefront...
  • Paint with your Brain: How to Control Computers with Your Mind

    Brain painting is about creating art using your own thoughts and emotions. Grace demonstrates how these patterns in the brain affect the creation of art in real time. Imagine a goal or dream you want to achieve and watch your thoughts...
Aug
1
  • CHON

    Since forming in 2008 in San Diego, CHON––Mario Camarena, Erick Hansel, Esiah Camarena and drummer Nathan Camarena—have become one of the most buzzed-about acts in the era of new progressive rock, on the back of more than 40 million...
  • Boxing Cat Beer Festival (TBC)

    Boxing Cat, arguably China's most influential independent brewhouse, throws a big, boozy bash in August with vendors from around the city, and if you're lucky, a whole roast pig.
  • LANY Malibu Nights Tour

    Live Nation's bringin LANY's their 2019 Malibu Nights Tour to Shanghai. After two sold-out shows in Shanghai both in 2017 and 2018. A Los Angeles-based trio comprised of Paul Klein (piano, guitar), Les Priest (keyboards, guitar), Jake...
Aug
2
  • China Social Club

    Lights out, AC on, China Social Club on deck. DJs Frau, PCJ & Friends return to Dada with house, acid, techno, EBM, ghetto, 2 step and jungle rhythms on this genre unrestricted jaunt. Free.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Aug 2 2019
  • Stand Up Comedy Showcase

    The Shanghai Comedy Bunker puts on another stand-up comedy showcase at CAGES Bar and Sports, featuring among others Magners Comedy Competition finalist Gene George, Xiamen Comedy founder Kade Moore, and star of TEDX and The Craig...
Aug
3
  • Viva Ibiza Sunset Series

    Sunset chill, dat Pudong skyline, drinks & bites, electrifying music performances, and more… The WET Bar is getting all IBIZA up in Shanghai's face this summer. It's 250rmb per person, which gets you unlimited cocktails, wines, brews and...
  • Come Together

    The band “Shanghai Beatles” will play live at Abbey Road on August 3rd.
Aug
4
  • The Rooftop Pool Party

    Swim on the rooftop pool (not super high but still very nice) of the Pudong Shangri-La at this regular Sunday party by MVP Events, meaning DJs, beautiful people and lots and lots of booze and cocktails. Goes from noon to 6pm. 78rmb...
Aug
6
  • Rhys Lewis

    After finding his voice by pulling inspiration from classic acts like Bill Withers, Eric Clapton, and Led Zeppelin, Lewis continued to release tracks that contained meaningful messages and isn't afraid to confront his feelings. His EP...
Aug
7
  • 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 cities aspiring DJ’s and rappers to come up. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Wed Aug 7 2019
Aug
9
  • DJ Lizzy

    Dj Lizzy lands at Bar Rouge for a night of house, bass and EDM. Lizzy has performed at various festivals all over continent including Singapore F1 Grand Prix 2018, Jungle Music festival, Zouk at Sea, Trojan and the GSE Festival. 100rmb...
  • Fun 12 Inches Summer Edition

    Fun 12inches returns to at DADA for a summer special after digging rare Zouk records, African Grooves and 90s Tribal cuts for your dancing pleasure. Guest DJ Heatwolves from Love Bang/Hologram Dreams.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Aug 9 2019
Aug
10
  • Viva Ibiza Sunset Series

    Sunset chill, dat Pudong skyline, drinks & bites, electrifying music performances, and more… The WET Bar is getting all IBIZA up in Shanghai's face this summer. It's 250rmb per person, which gets you unlimited cocktails, wines, brews and...
Aug
11
  • The Rooftop Pool Party

    Swim on the rooftop pool (not super high but still very nice) of the Pudong Shangri-La at this regular Sunday party by MVP Events, meaning DJs, beautiful people and lots and lots of booze and cocktails. Goes from noon to 6pm. 78rmb...
Aug
14
  • 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 cities aspiring DJ’s and rappers to come up. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Wed Aug 14 2019
Aug
15
  • Back to the 80s

    The Pearl is hosting a "Back to the 80s" live show. The Pearl's house band, the Red Stars, zoom back in time with Marty McFly to pick up the hits of the 80s. A tribute to Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi and many many more. Doors...
Aug
16
  • Riva Starr

    DJ, producer and the owner of Snatch! Records and Brock Wild, big-name artist Riva Star touches down on planet Bar Rouge for one night of music madness. 100rmb early bird, 200rmb pre-sale, 300rmb on the door.
Aug
17
  • Viva Ibiza Sunset Series

    Sunset chill, dat Pudong skyline, drinks & bites, electrifying music performances, and more… The WET Bar is getting all IBIZA up in Shanghai's face this summer. It's 250rmb per person, which gets you unlimited cocktails, wines, brews and...
  • Popasuda

    POPASUDA welcomes summer with another installment of sounds from around the world. Skinny Brown his the decks for another 8 hour set with stacks of music spanning genres and continents, all built for the dancehall. Expect Ugandan techno,...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Aug 17 2019
Aug
18
  • The Rooftop Pool Party

    Swim on the rooftop pool (not super high but still very nice) of the Pudong Shangri-La at this regular Sunday party by MVP Events, meaning DJs, beautiful people and lots and lots of booze and cocktails. Goes from noon to 6pm. 78rmb...
Aug
21
  • 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 cities aspiring DJ’s and rappers to come up. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Wed Aug 21 2019
Aug
22
  • Rock of Ages

    Rock of Ages…. venturing through 70s, 80s, 90s up to the present hits. The Pearl’s Red Stars rock the audience with hits from ABBA to Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson to Queen and everything in between. Entrance includes 2 drinks, doors open at...
Aug
23
Aug
24
  • Viva Ibiza Sunset Series

    Sunset chill, dat Pudong skyline, drinks & bites, electrifying music performances, and more… The WET Bar is getting all IBIZA up in Shanghai's face this summer. It's 250rmb per person, which gets you unlimited cocktails, wines, brews and...
  • Sharpshooters Showcase

    Regulars on Shanghai's hip hop scene DJ Reaper & Big Kerm are collectively known as Sharpshooters. Their latest "Showcase" event features the first Shanghai appearance of KRAZY LEE, a mainstay DJ on Guangzhou's hip hop scene since 2015....
  • Sleepyhead

    Free show from former lead singer of Japanese visual band SuG, the neon pop singer liu.
    • Nightlife | LOFAS | on Sat Aug 24 2019
Aug
25
  • The Rooftop Pool Party

    Swim on the rooftop pool (not super high but still very nice) of the Pudong Shangri-La at this regular Sunday party by MVP Events, meaning DJs, beautiful people and lots and lots of booze and cocktails. Goes from noon to 6pm. 78rmb...
Aug
28
  • 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 cities aspiring DJ’s and rappers to come up. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Wed Aug 28 2019
Aug
31
  • Viva Ibiza Sunset Series

    Sunset chill, dat Pudong skyline, drinks & bites, electrifying music performances, and more… The WET Bar is getting all IBIZA up in Shanghai's face this summer. It's 250rmb per person, which gets you unlimited cocktails, wines, brews and...
  • The White Party

    MVP events brings you The White Party at Park Hyatt Shanghai. Party at one of the highest clubs in the world, 92 floors off the ground in one of Shanghai's iconic towers. The club turns into a blizzard as white-clad guests and performers...
  • Hologram Dreams

    "A voyage from funk into the future…" DJs Heatwolves and friends 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 | on Sat Aug 31 2019
Sep
1
  • The Rooftop Pool Party

    Swim on the rooftop pool (not super high but still very nice) of the Pudong Shangri-La at this regular Sunday party by MVP Events, meaning DJs, beautiful people and lots and lots of booze and cocktails. Goes from noon to 6pm. 78rmb...
  • JZ Festival (TBC)

    One of Shanghai's biggest and best festivals throws down for the 15th year, out in the lush Expo Park. Expect multiple stages, some big international acts (past years have seen Bootsie Collins, Victor Wooten, Earth Wind And Fire, Joss...
  • Concrete & Grass (CANCELED)

    Promoters Split Works' yearly two-day multi-stage open air festival is slated for September, with an international line-up of rock, pop, metal, hip hop, and electronic music from China and beyond. Usually one of the less cookie...
Sep
4
  • Shanghai Oktoberfest 2019

    It’s time again to raise your glasses for a real Munich Oktoberfest experience in Shanghai! After the success of last years Oktoberfest, they're back again at the same beautiful location next to the Bund. Expect a massive festival tent...
Sep
5
  • Back to the 80s

    The Pearl is hosting a "Back to the 80s" live show. The Pearl's house band, the Red Stars, zoom back in time with Marty McFly to pick up the hits of the 80s. A tribute to Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi and many many more. Doors...
Sep
6
  • Lebanon Hanover

    Berlin-based cold wave/post-punk band Lebanon Hanover are known for their minimalist efficiency within their genre. The duo is made up of the fantastically-named Swiss singer/guitarist/synth operator Larissa Iceglass, and William...
Sep
9
  • Saxo Carnival Of The Animals

    La Sax is a saxophone group established in 2005 based in Hong Kong. They have performed all over Asia attracting thousands of people, and have won several awards. Their Saxo Carnival of Animals is a cross between a dramatic production...
Sep
10
  • The Chainsmokers Live in Shanghai 2019

    Grammy Award Winners Alex and Drew return to Shanghai. Bursting into the public consciousness with 2014's "#Selfie," they've since made up for it with ultra-club banger and electropop songs like "Closer," Don't Let Me Down" and "Roses."...
Sep
13
  • Softer Still

    Some superlative UK indie/dream pop coming to Shanghai. Having released two stunning singles in "Turtle Bay" and "A Sadder Sound," Surrey-based indie dream-pop outfit Softer Still have finally released their 2018 debut album "Nuances."...
Sep
15
  • 1862Live: Deep Forest

    Deep Forest is a French musical duo made up of Michel Sanchez and Éric Mouquet. Their sound has been described as an "ethno-introspective ambient world music". In layman's terms, they compose a style of world music, sometimes called...
  • Oktoberfest (TBC)

    Germany throws DOWN! Shanghai does a decent Oktoberfest, often with competing versions thrown by different promoters, running as early as the beginning of September, all the way into the October Golden Week. Yet another occasion to drink...
Sep
19
  • Rock of Ages

    Rock of Ages…. venturing through 70s, 80s, 90s up to the present hits. The Pearl’s Red Stars rock the audience with hits from ABBA to Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson to Queen and everything in between. Entrance includes 2 drinks, doors open at...