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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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  • Only Real

    Hmmm here is something. West London bubble gum rapper Niall Galvin aka Only Real is in town playing Yuyintang. Growing up being trained in piano and Spanish guitar Galvin started busting the rhymes at the tender age of 14 (which was not...
    Nightlife | YYT | Today
  • Mad Men Sundays

    "Your favorite retro Manhattan-style watering hole Shake is launching its Mad Men Sundays, giving you just the excuse you needed to extend the weekend and see it out in style. Any cocktail from the Shake menu for only 45rmb... and yes,...
    Nightlife | Shake | Sundays
  • Carpe Noctem Mondays

    Solid Monday craft beer / cocktails deal, with two Boxing Cat locations -- Sinan Mansions and Yongfu Lu -- slinging pints and house pours for 25rmb from 5pm until close on Mondays. Nice rotating selection of craft beers; some good IPAs....
    Nightlife | Boxing Cat | Mondays
  • Go Big, Get Beer! Happy Monday

    "Monday Blues?? Free Little Creatures Pale Ale with any large grilled Co Cheese sandwich at Hop Project every Monday night!" Righteous. 4pm to 7pm.
    Dining, Nightlife | The Hop Project | Mondays
  • El T*U*E*S*D*A*Y

    Unico on the Bund is your home base from that Latin soul vibe every Tuesday. Their popular party invites in resident DJs with live performers for that classic pan-Latin via Cuba vibe. Salsa, bachata, merengue, and more. Free flow...
    Nightlife | Unico | Tuesdays
  • Open Mic Comedy

    Every Sunday and Tuesday night, the Shanghai Comedy Club invites one and all to enjoy (or even take part in) a standup comedy open mic. This is where you'll hear veterans polishing off their material, as well as absolute beginners trying...
    Nightlife | Ruijin Cajun | Every Tue, Sun until Jan 10
  • Movie Night Series: 'Saturday Night Fever' (1977)

    Cabaret club The Pearl hosts a screening of Saturday Night Fever on their big screen. Disco era classic staring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a working-class young man who spends his weekends dancing and drinking at a local Brooklyn...
    Community, Nightlife | The Pearl | on Tue Feb 28, 2017
  • Beer Tasting Night

    Marc Lemay from Dubuisson Brewery is coming to Shanghai. Founded in 1769, Dubuisson Brewery is one of the oldest and most authentic breweries of Belgium. Hops Magazine and De Refter Belgian Brasserie invite you to join their first Beer...
    Nightlife | De Refter | on Wed Mar 1, 2017
  • 12 inches of Fun x Holly Sh*t pres. Fantastic Man (Superconcious//Love on the Rocks/Berlin)

    Melbourne-bread, Berlin-based Mic Newman aka Fantastic Man might be one of the most interesting house producers in current years. His releases all share an attraction for the psychedelic, the trippy, the drawn out musical journey. Mic...
    Nightlife | Elevator | on Fri Mar 3, 2017
  • Lotus Rouge

    Bar Rouge's setting up some sort of vice-ridden gambling den. "A weekend for gambling... Lotus Rouge will reveal its mysteries for two nights to all of Shanghai on 3rd and 4th of March. Pass the red door and enter the world of luck (or...
    Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Mar 3 and Mar 4, 2017
  • Tempalay (JP) China Tour

    Tokyo-formed Tempalay have taken their psychedelic indie-pop tunes to audiences across the world, including at their homeland's Fuji Rock and the US of A's SXSW. They come to Shanghai for what ought to be a fun night in the confines of...
    Nightlife | YYT | on Fri Mar 3, 2017
  • Andrea Ferlin (Sleep Is Commercial)

    DJ and producer Andrea Ferlin, one of the founders of SLEEP IS COMMERCIAL, is coming to Celia Marc 4. "Andrea has really discovered and shaped his sound, producing a signature apparent in all his tracks and performances, something...
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | on Sat Mar 4, 2017
  • Pervert & Sodoma Party

    The infamous Pervert Party returns to the Bund. Get ready for a night of naughty misadventures and plenty of skin. Bring your whips, chains and leather suits for a wild night out… "Be Bold, Be Sexy, Be Joyful, Be Pervert." Free entry...
    Nightlife | M1NT | on Sat Mar 4, 2017
  • The Temper Trap 2017 Live in Shanghai

    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
  • Spectacles of Sound: Festivus feat. Shigeto, Braids, Nonku Phiri, Faded Ghost

    Spectacles of Sound: Festivus -- "a micro-music festival for the rest of us." For one at On Stage, check out this line-up: jazzy hip hop beats maker Shigeto of Ghostly International, Canadian art rock band Braids, South African...
    Nightlife | On Stage | on Fri Mar 10, 2017
  • Spectacles of Sound Festivus

    Spectacles of Sound: Festivus -- "a micro-music festival for the rest of us." For one at On Stage, check out this line-up: jazzy hip hop beats maker Shigeto of Ghostly International, Canadian art rock band Braids, South African...
    Nightlife | On Stage | on Fri Mar 10, 2017
  • On Top Party

    MVP Events returns to the Shanghai World Financial Center for another glamorous party in the clouds. Bottle poppin' on the 92 floor at the Park Hyatt. Dress code: Elegant. Free entrance until midnight if you RSVP to...
    Nightlife | Park Hyatt Shanghai | on Fri Mar 10, 2017
  • Students F*ucking Love Mansion

    But not so much correct spelling. Bah, who are we to talk. The Mansion welcomes back their target demographic. They're hosting an open bar deal for 100rmb because for some kids five drinks just ain't enough. Local DJs playing techno and...
    Nightlife | The Mansion | on Fri Mar 10, 2017
  • Shake Vol. 1 CD Launch Party

    Shake celebrates the official launch of a new studio CD recorded with the Shake band and singers. Music starts at 10pm and will feature the Shake band led by Ben Misterka together with Cherry Brown, Naomi Fitch, and Hazel Gould on...
    Nightlife | Shake | on Fri Mar 10, 2017
  • Bollywood Holi Festival

    DJ Sulaiman is on the tables to get Bar Rouge in the mood for Holi, the Festival of Colors. "Expect the heat of Goa nights and the best of Indian clubbing with DJ Sulaiman. The legendary DJ will deliver to you his science of Indian...
    Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Sat Mar 11, 2017
  • Felix Da Housecat

    Chicago-born and bred DJ slash producer Felix Da Housecat his signature house music and electro sound to Bar Rouge. Having already worked with the likes of P. Diddy and Nile Rodgers, he's into this new thing where he just makes whatever...
    Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Fri Mar 17, 2017
  • St. Patrick's Day

    Celebrate Paddy's Day with the Irish at The Tipsy Fiddler, an ideal place in Shanghai to enjoy the craic. Live traditional Irish music from 7pm till the wee hours and no door charge. Expect a packed pub.
    Nightlife | The Tipsy Fiddler | on Fri Mar 17, 2017
  • Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

    Get an Irish carbomb shot on arrival -- (oooof) -- for the St Patrick’s Day celebration at The Brew. Enjoy ALL DAY Dugite Stout happy hour and dance with Irish songs. Solidaz with join the party from 8pm with a live music performance. No...
    Nightlife | The BREW | on Fri Mar 17, 2017
  • St. Patrick’s Party

    The Mexican restaurant and club goes Irish with their yearly St. Pat's party. Free shots before 11pm for people wearing gree. Guinness is 55mrb per glass. Jamesons shots at 40rmb all night. Starts 7pm.
    Nightlife | Zapata's | on Fri Mar 17, 2017
  • The Mighty Popasuda

    Skinny Brown returns to Dada for another night of global sounds, reggae, and dancehall. Playing a massive 8 hour set, expect a finely curated selection of global music, with a sweaty dirty dancefloor, going off till 5 in the morning....
    Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Mar 18, 2017
  • Benji B

    Le Baron hosts in another name from the UK, Benji B. -- renowned for his deep, crate plundering club sets (which take in everything from soulful electronic music to hip hop, house and beyond) as much as his eclectic, taste-making...
    Nightlife | Le Baron | on Sat Mar 18, 2017
  • Mike Watt & The Missingmen (Mini Set & Meet and Greet)

    As part of their debut tour of the mainland of China, Mike Watt and the Missingmen will be giving Shanghai a unique opportunity to come and meet the man in the van with a bass in his hand himself at Shanghai's only independent record...
    Community, Nightlife | Uptown | on Mon Mar 20, 2017
  • Hailstone

    German old school death metal band Hailstone lights up the Inferno stage. Deeply influenced by bands such as Dismember, At the Gates, Evocation, and Demonical, Hailstone offers a perfect blend of old school death, stunning hooks and...
    Nightlife | Inferno | on Fri Mar 24, 2017
  • Mike Watt & The Missingmen w/ Round Eye & Mirrors

    Mike Watt, founder of highly influential and critically acclaimed 80s San Pedro punk band The Minutemen and fIREHOSE will be taking his act The Missingmen to China for their first ever tour of the mainland with Shanghai's (and now Sudden...
    Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Mar 25, 2017
  • World Blues Fusion Concert - Harper and Midwest Kind

    Award winning Australian singer-songwriter Peter D. Harper brings his Detroit-based band "Midwest Kind" to the cabaret club. Expect an eclectic mix of blues music that mixes classical forms with world instrumentation. "His innovative use...
    Nightlife | The Pearl | on Sat Apr 1, 2017