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Jan
18
  • Techno Train

    Mid week techno Session in Elevator. The Techno Train pulls into the station with local DJs playing old and new nnn tsst, nnn tsst, nnn tsst. Maybe a little bit of oonce, oonce, oonce. No entry fee. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | Elevator | Today
  • Models Night

    M1NT and MVP host their popular "Models Night" ladies night on the Bund -- ladies get free drinks from 10pm to 11.30pm with the password "MVP". Special dancers, performances, giveaways and more. Doors open at 10pm. No entry fee.
    Nightlife | M1NT | Today
  • Come Correct

    The Crew is now at Dada for 2017 bringing that old school plus new school hip hop flavor. T-Plus and the rest of the Come Correct Crew on the decks. Always free entry starts at 10pm
    Nightlife | Dada | Today
  • El Barrio at The Apartment

    Every Wednesday A2 Events company hosts a Latin night at The Apartment. All night it's buy-one-get-one free mojitos and caipirinhas, with a live band kicking out salsa, merengue, reggaeton, and more. Free salsa class from 9.30pm to 10pm...
    Nightlife | The Apartment | Wednesdays
Jan
19
  • Girls Night Out - FloatAsian

    Bar Rouge and MVP hosts their weekly ladies night, welcoming in FloatAsian as the guest sponsor. They are a "Swedish floatation spa in Shanghai that provides a unique gravity-free experience." Ladies, expect some give-aways from them...
    Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Thu Jan 19, 2017
  • Twerk Party

    Twerk Queens are back at it again but this time at Fusion. Get ready for a night filled with headtops, twerking, and sexy dancing. Also special hip hop performances by Ganzi, MC Weezy, Still Dash, Queen Diamond, and Skinny OG. If ladies...
    Nightlife | Fusion (Nightclub) | on Thu Jan 19, 2017
  • Yeti pres. Yonyon ( Kotoba Select / Tokyo )

    Splitting her time between the underground circuits of Seoul and Tokyo, YonYon is a DJ, beatmaker and vocalist behind Japanese Live electronica duo Kotoba Select and frequent selector in institutions like Cakeshop and Womb. With an...
    Nightlife | Le Baron | on Thu Jan 19, 2017
  • Exotic Sexy Circus

    Newly reopened old timey cabaret and cocktails club welcomes in Flower Bel for an "Erotic Sexy Circus". Your weekend gets started earlier and sexier. Show at 10.30pm. No entry fee.
    Nightlife | Candor | on Thu Jan 19, 2017
  • La Nuit Clandestine

    "This story happens on a Shanghai Thursday, in a different era - the age of prohibition. People are wandering the streets, desperate to find a great place to enjoy a forbidden drink and hear swinging music." Every Thursday night Kartel...
    Nightlife | Kartel | Thursdays
  • German Gathering (Deutscher Stammtisch)

    Once again, the German Club Shanghai and the German community meet up for a couple of beers at classic neighborhood spot Abbey Road. Anyone is welcome to join. No cover. Starts at 6.45pm
    Community, Nightlife | Abbey Road (Taojiang Lu) | on Thu Jan 19, 2017
Jan
20
  • Osunlade, 'The Mesiah of Ancestral House Music'

    Musician, composer, producer, and founder of Yoruba Records, Osunlade is known worldwide for his DJ sets and edits, releasing 14 albums of his own that showcase his trademark dance floor oriented Afro-Caribbean sound. 100rmb entry fee....
    Nightlife | Unico | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • State of Mind Masquerade Party

    It's a New Year and a new "State of Mind" at DOZO. The Modern Izakaya restaurant hosts in DJs and dancers for a masquerade affair. Live performances from Nimbus League and Parres Craft plus music by DJ Lacychu and DJ Kommi. Raffles,...
    Dining, Nightlife | Dozo | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Shanghai Sweats in Solidarity with the DC Women's March

    Sweat in solidarity with the DC Women's March this Friday at Feel Good Fitness and join them after for drinks at The Hop Project. Great chance to workout, enjoy The Hop Project, and support the American Civil Liberties Union!. Boot Camp...
    Community, Nightlife, Sports | The Hop Project | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Republicans Overseas Shanghai Inaugeration Viewing

    Awesome people and total party animals " Republicans Overseas Shanghai " descend on The Shed like a cloak of total darkness to observe the inauguration of the 45th president of the US, Donald J. Trump. Live broadcast on The Shed's...
    Community, Nightlife | The Shed | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Holokastrial, On the Verge of Extermination, and DayBreak

    If you're looking for a little harder edged local showcase then Inferno has you covered on Friday with the first edition of Hell of A Time. On the lineup is death metal act Holokastrial who used to go by the name Rohzerstoerer. Then you...
    Nightlife | Inferno | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • KFK pres. James Adomian

    KFK is kicking off 2017 with the first international touring act of the year James Adomian. James is a comedian and actor who is well known for his standup, characters and impressions. He can be seen in David Cross’ feature directorial...
    Nightlife | The Kung Fu Komedy Club | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • US President Inauguration Day Viewing

    "It’s President Trump’s time to shine on 20th January 2017!" (Egad.) The Brew hosts a viewing of his inauguration story from 11.30pm onwards. Don’t forget that happy hour is buy-one-get-one at The BREW is from 3pm to 8pm daily. You'll...
    Community, Nightlife | Kerry Hotel | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • 12 Inches of Fun feat. Mr. Ho (Klasse Records//Clone//ESP Institute)

    A night of special disco at Dada. 12 Inches hosts in HK-based record digger, labelboss of Klasse Recordings, mad selector and genuine nice guy Mr. Ho to his first mainland gig at Dada Bar. Support by 12" of Fun DJs Lindberg and Tobias...
    Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Modern Soup, Wheelhouse, Revival, and The Spondees

    Big ol' locals only show representing different styles down at Yuyintang on Friday. There is the jazz / blues act Modern Soup who throw in a trumpet and keyboard alongside sultry female vocals. On the rock front you have Shanghai...
    Nightlife | YYT | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Room 303 pres. Ocean Lam (Hypnotic / Social Room / HK)

    Room 303: a monthly hosted by MIIIA dedicated to outer space tripping, acid bassline illusions, and losing control. Room 303 is presenting Ocean Lam, one of the leaders in Hong Kong's electronic music scene. Her performances abroad in...
    Nightlife | Elevator | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Harley's Rock: The Molemen, Limousine, Revival

    Local rock bands on deck for another night of Shanghai original music at Harley's. The Molemen is a 7-piece ukulele ska band. They're joined by hard rock band Limousine and local indie rock band Revival. Feel good rawk n roll plus no...
    Nightlife | Harley's Underground | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Certified Dope

    From the BoomBap Clik crew, a new night of funk, soul, and hip hop in the very chill environs of Dope Shifu. Selectors DJ Loke and Black Daniels bring the heat behind the decks for this one for you to come on down for the get down --...
    Nightlife | Dope Shifu | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Flying Saucer Night

    We received a leak on a party from outer space: The Flying Saucer Night, a classified event where strange things might occur. Also deep house and techno at C's. With live sax no less. No cover. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | C's | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • French Bangers 22: 'We Are Monkeys'

    Another night of inscrutable French Bangers down at The Mansion. Local DJs on decks bidding farewell to the Year of the Monkey with simian shenanigans all night long. "But monkeys have taken control of the planet and their king and his...
    Nightlife | The Mansion | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Standup Comedy Showcase

    Shanghai Comedy Club presents a standup comedy showcase of some of the city's best jokers. Check out hilarious sets from Kyrie Gray, Colin Hanna, Danay Kidane, Junjie, Kurt Dunsing, Cece Yuan, Ian Badenhorst, Trista G, and Barney Rivera...
    Nightlife | Ruijin Cajun | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Eastern Side

    House music all night long at late-night wasteland Lola. Alright maybe a bit of Top 40 as well. Tunes by Chewie, Jobo, and Javi Kalero. Cover is 100rmb, or free before 1am.
    Nightlife | Lola (Yueyang Lu) | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
  • Theo-Man @ Celia

    Celia favorite Theo-Man is back on the decks, ferrying you through to early morning at the after-hours club. Tech house on the agenda for a party that picks up where the others leave off. 60rmb cover, which includes a drink after 2am....
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
Jan
21
  • Sandbox

    LYF's Jode & Beardslap kick off a new event specific to Dada Shanghai. Sandbox will focus on slightly more eclectic sets than your average Lose Your Face event, depending on their mood, with regular guest DJs. Expect a fairly varied...
    Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
  • Blackout

    Guest DJ Ghost joins the residents for another all-night party at the tech-house club. Free entry until 1.30am with the password "MVP", plus one welcome drink for female guests. 100rmb cover otherwise.
    Nightlife | Lola (Yueyang Lu) | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
  • Shiny Shoes pres. Jane Fitz

    Shiny Shoes presents Jane Fitz with Miki Discosnot on support. Shiny Shoes had a strong run in 2016, throwing huge nights with acts from Portable to Till Von Sein, that pushed Elevator's dancefloor to unspeakable peaks of sweat and...
    Nightlife | Elevator | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
  • Standup Comedy Showcase

    Shanghai Comedy Club presents a standup comedy showcase of some of the city's best jokers. Check out hilarious sets from Erin FM, Evan Danger, Kurt Dunsing, Colin Hanna, Danay Kidane, and Barney Rivera in the Shanghai Comedy Club room...
    Nightlife | Jalapeño | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
  • Costef (HK/IT)

    Hong Kong-based DJ makes the trip up to Shanghai and down the the Celia's after-hours club. He's supported Nervo, Dash Berlin, Cox & Digweed, Satoshi Tomie, Jerry Ropero, and more. He's joining Theo-Man and Danny Moggs. 60rmb entry fee...
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
  • Curricula Machine, Coby, XiaoF & Laog, H.I.S., Model Kids, and Platanus

    Harley's has a new local showcase as well that is going by the name RockManiax on Saturday night. Saturday's show is a smörgåsbord of locally grown bands on the indie rock tip. From the soft style of Platanus to the harder rock of...
    Nightlife | Harley's Underground | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
  • Rock 'n' Roll Party

    Local bands on deck for a more straightforward rock 'n' roll night at the metal club. Zhaojiaband doing grungy stuff, joined by The Decks Chairs, and punk band Grindhouse. No cover. Starts 9.30pm.
    Nightlife | Inferno | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
  • Pub Crawl Shanghai

    This Saturday, the Shanghai Pub Crawl is back on the road. Starting at Bar Gatsby, their group will go to three bars and one club with special drink deals and free shots along the way. If you are interested in exploring more of what the...
    Nightlife | Bar Gatsby | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
Jan
23
  • Monday Salsa Night

    Zapata's salsa music night features a drinks special for the ladies: free daiquiris from 9pm to 11pm. DJ and live band playing Latin rhythms all night. Reservations at 6433 4104.
    Nightlife | Zapata's | from Jan 23 until Feb 28, 2017
Jan
25
  • SMADJ, Oud Live Set

    Jean-Pierre Smadja , “Smadj”, will be performing a live set in Unico Shanghai as part of his China Tour, with the instrument he has mastered, the Oud. The Tunisian-born, Parisian-raised musician grew up listening to a broad and...
    Nightlife | Unico | on Wed Jan 25, 2017
  • GLIFAA January Happy Hour

    The GLIFAA is an organization for LGBT in foreign affairs agencies. Friends, family, and allies are all welcome for their monthly happy hour mixer at Unico on the Bund. No entry fee. Start 7pm.
    Community, Nightlife | Unico | on Wed Jan 25, 2017
Jan
26
  • Imperial Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter Beer Launch

    The Brew celebrates the launch if their new porter which incorporates two flavors to tingle your taste buds for sure: chocolate and peanut butter. This Imperial Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter brewed with lots of chocolate malt and oats,...
    Nightlife | The BREW | on Thu Jan 26, 2017
  • '50 Days To Go!' St Patrick's Day

    With Christmas and the New Year out of the way, serious revelers are looking forward to the next alcohol fueled challenge: St Patrick’s Day. Falling on Friday March 17, Blarney thought it might be wise to get in some practice for those...
    Nightlife | Blarney Stone | on Thu Jan 26, 2017
  • Empty The Fridge Party

    Wine bar and retailer Le Bordelais at Ruihong gets ready for their annual CNY break by hosting an empty the fridge party. Everything must be eaten so it's 50% off all their bistrot food. Deal starts at 6pm. They are closed from January...
    Dining, Nightlife | Le Bordelais (Ruihong Lu) | on Thu Jan 26, 2017
Jan
27
  • Chinese New Year Celibration

    Bar Rouge always hosts a big party for CNY and this year it's MVP as your hosts again. Champagne cracking, special performances and music, and Bund style partying till dawn. Free entry if you RSVP to events@mvpshanghai.com. Otherwise,...
    Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Fri Jan 27, 2017
  • Celebrating the Rooster Year

    Popular wine bar Kartel is not only open during Chinese New Year but also makes crazy deals and discounts - 30% off on all bottles of wine and 15% off on all items of food menu for three full days, January 27 to January 29. Happy New...
    Nightlife | Kartel | from Jan 27 until Jan 29, 2017
  • Sovnd of Shanghai - Fire Rooster Takeover

    Sovnd of Shanghai is a brand that connects sounds, urban lifestyle, fashion, and art. Created in 2015, the platform is represented by a crew of artists dedicated to conveying the mix of world hip hop movements and urban culture to...
    Nightlife | Unico | on Fri Jan 27, 2017
  • Free-Flow Chinese New Year

    Tho better to ring in the Year of The Rooster than, well, The Rooster. On Chinese New Year's Eve they will be offering free-flow sparkling wine and Heineken from 9pm to midnight for 150rmb or for 250rmb enjoy free-flow craft beer, house...
    Nightlife | The Rooster (Jing'an) | on Fri Jan 27, 2017
  • CNY Edition

    Celia celebrates the year of the rooster how they do: keeping it going late, late, late and then early, early, early. Local DJs spinning tech house and then some to ring in the new year. 100rmb cover, includes a drink. Starts at 11.30pm.
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | on Fri Jan 27, 2017
Jan
28
  • Wonky Kong-Hei-Fat-Choi

    Join bass monkeys Wonky Kong to celebrate the first day of Chinese New Year. Prepare for an assault on the senses with an array of sounds from UK Funky, Bass, Garage, and Grime from today and yesterday. They’ll take you on a trip that...
    Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Jan 28, 2017
Feb
6
  • NFL Super Bowl LI Party

    The BREW in the Kerry center hosts their annual Super Bowl tailgating party. Starts 7am with breakfast buffet leading up to the big event. 3,800rmb nett will get you a table of 10, including buffet breakfast, free-flow craft beer, soft...
    Nightlife, Sports | The BREW | on Mon Feb 6, 2017
  • Super Bowl LI

    Big Bamboo hosts the big game -- Super Bowl 51. 6am the doors open and kick-off is at 7.25am. 168rmb entrance fee including breakfast and coffee until 10am. There will also be a lucky draw and Super Bowl squares are already going on in...
    Nightlife, Sports | Big Bamboo | on Mon Feb 6, 2017
  • Super Bowl LI

    6am the doors open and kick-off is at 7.25am. 168rmb entrance fee including breakfast and coffee until 10am. There will also be a lucky draw and Super Bowl squares are already going on in all Big Bamboo locations. The Hongqiao location...
    Nightlife, Sports | Big Bamboo (Hongqiao) | on Mon Feb 6, 2017
  • Super Bowl LI

    6am the doors open and kick-off is at 7.25am. 168rmb entrance fee including breakfast and coffee until 10am. There will also be a lucky draw and Super Bowl squares are already going on in all Big Bamboo locations. The Hongqiao location...
    Nightlife, Sports | Big Bamboo (Jinqiao) | on Mon Feb 6, 2017
Feb
9
  • SHFT. pres. X&G (OWSLA)

    From turning the heads of Skrillex and Josh Pan to releasing one of the hottest trap tracks of the year, “Platinum” on OWSLA, Trap duo X&G have been long overdue for a Shanghai show. Known for their "buckwild sets, and turn up attitude"...
    Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Feb 9, 2017
Feb
10
  • Cafe Lanai

    “Tropical textures with the more subdued strains of house and disco, as well as bits of dark-tinted R&B,” says XLR8R. Sounds like a hip evening at the 'tang. Cafe Lanai is a duo in paradise. Sound tropical. 60rmb cover. Starts 9.30pm.
    Nightlife | YYT | on Fri Feb 10, 2017
Feb
11
  • Love Bang & Yeti: Mystic Lanterns

    Love Bang and Yeti Out are getting the city LIT at Dada Shanghai for Lantern Festival 2017. Expect bass, hip hop, cyberdisco, grime, cartoons, trippy decor, and chill lantern gods. No cover. Party starts early and goes until the jianbing...
    Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Feb 11, 2017
  • 'Fun' Local Bands Night

    Dark folk/acoustic prog rock band Galēən (Split Pants) hosts an evening of Fun at Yuyintang with dreamy post-rock band Pixel Prism and the all-girl alternative rock band Hunimal. 40rmb cover. Starts 8.30pm.
    Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Feb 11, 2017
  • 'Fun' Local Bands Night

    Dark folk/acoustic prog rock band Galēən (Split Pants) hosts an evening of Fun at Yuyintang with dreamy post-rock band Pixel Prism and indie acoustic supergirl CS. 40rmb cover. Starts 8.30pm.
    Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Feb 11, 2017
Feb
14
  • 'Spoil Your Loved One This Valentine’s Day at Long Bar'

    Enjoy an intimate evening at the Long Bar while sipping on rose Champagne and savoring two Fine de Claire oysters as romantic jazz tunes create the ambiance. Valentine’s special package is priced at 258rmb per person including two...
    Nightlife | Long Bar | on Tue Feb 14, 2017
  • The Ultimate Valentine's Day

    The historic Cathay Room in the Fairmont Peace Hotel hosts an elegant Valentine's Day dinner with their Old Jazz Band providing the ambiance. Every couple will receive a US NET-A-PORTER gift voucher and a chance to experience a deluxe...
    Dining, Nightlife | The Cathay Room | on Tue Feb 14, 2017
Feb
18
  • ShanghaiLGBT 1st Drag King Party and Competition

    It's time... for the first ever party to celebrate Drag Kings of Shanghai. Roxie and ShanghaiLGBT present the inauguration of the Drag King Party & Competition. Kings reign supreme as they compete in a catwalk for prizes and the coveted...
    Nightlife | Roxie | on Sat Feb 18, 2017
Feb
19
  • Space Out! Jean Michel Jarre

    This month's Space Out! album was chosen by Nik HilP (Discosmic Adventure). Jean-Michel Jarre - “Les Concerts en Chine” (1982). JMJ was the first Western musician invited to perform in post-Mao China, in 1981. His concerts in Beijing and...
    Nightlife | Elevator | on Sun Feb 19, 2017
Feb
24
  • Shanghai and Seoul Night

    Yuyintang welcomes Manju Pocket from Seoul, Korea in an eclectic night of rock. Support from Shanghai based bands Galēən (Split Pants), Limousine, and Dahlia Rosea. Starts at 8pm.
    Nightlife | YYT | on Fri Feb 24, 2017
Mar
6
  • SOUNDBOX: The Temper Trap 'Must Be Heard' Tour

    Australian indie rock band The Temper Trap debut in Shanghai behind their third studio album 2016's "Thick as Thieves" but you might know them for their track on the 500 Days of Summer soundtrack "Sweet Disposition". The band is...
    Nightlife | QSW Centre | on Mon Mar 6, 2017