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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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  • Slikback

    Slikback is a Kenyan DJ and Producer majoring in experimental electronic music. After joining the Boutiq Studio in Kampala in mid 2017, he began to find his sound which fuse a sonic pallette borrowing from footwork, trap, grime and a...
  • No Rockstars Vol.2 with Sébastien Léger

    One of the key members of Lee Burridge's globe-trotting open-air party, Sébastien Léger from All Day I Dream lands at the W Shanghai. 150rmb on the door.
  • The Secret Party

    MVP throws a secret party in a "fancy location with Prohibition atmosphere." Venue will be revealed a few hours before the event starts for those who rsvp to
  • Stone Dankfest

    It’s the festival of the ages, the pre-cursor of awesome parties to come this summer, the beer celebration for anyone and everyone who loves exploring the evolution of craft beer, The Stone Dankfest! Savor the last sips of the...
  • MLAB Pres. Love Sound From Berlin

    One man, if anyone, qualifies for the title of legendary DJ, is surely Dr. Motte. This DJ, producer and remixer hails from the original vanguard of techno, he became known in the 90s for his sophisticated, energetic and multi-faceted...
  • Sharpshooters Showcase

    Regulars on Shanghai's hip hop scene DJ Reaper & Big Kerm are collectively known as Sharpshooters. Their latest "Showcase" event features ESA, one of the only female DJ / Producers in Shanghai's hip hop scene. She has played many clubs...
  • Candor pres. Cinderella

    CANDOR's newest production, "Cinderella" is a cabaret-comedy hot-take on the fairy tale. You've got your downtrodden pretty heroine, a wholesome fairy godmother, psychotic stepmother and her daughers, and the handsome prince who's going...
  • 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 | Today
  • La Boum – 10th Anniversary Celebration

    Mr & Mrs Bund's house party turns 10 years old, with tunes by DJs Zohan, Keint and John Avolio. Free entrance before midnight, 100rmb after, including a drink.
  • Stand Up Comedy Showcase

    It's another classic stand-up comedy showcase with an all-star lineup of comedians representing five different countries. 70rmb.
  • Prince Tribute Concert

    The Pearl Tribute Concert series is dedicated to the man, the myth, the legend. One of the most influential and talent musicians in generations who left this world far too early. PRINCE! The Pearl has put a team together to tackle the...
  • Old-School VS. New School (Final Show)

    SHAKE's six-piece band mixes up the raw funk & soul with the millennial classics, from Stevie Wonder and Prince to The Weeknd. Dig deep! Hip hop, R&B, House, and even techno - it all goes back to funk, soul, jazz, and rock. This concert...
    • Nightlife | Shake | Today
  • Three Year Anniversary Party

    The Parrot is throwing a 3-Year Anniversary Party with tunes by DJs Lina K, Marcos Godoy, Giulio Perinello and Poltxa. Selected drink tickets are 100rmb for three.
  • Bendo Na Bendo x BlackEXPO Afterparty

    BENDO NA BENDO is partnering with BlackEXPO on April 20th. Start your fun in the afternoon with BlackEXPO at Cotton’s Bar and finish it at night with DJ Chunx and DJ Yin Yang with your dose of Afrobeats, Hip Hop & Dancehall. 55rmb...
  • Full Moon - Glow Party

    Party high above People's Square on the 66f, with neon colors, glow kits, fun games and raffles. 90rmb including a drink.
  • Jungle Warriors

    Classic Reggae, Dancehall, Digital, Jungle, Dub and Breaks. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | C's | Today
  • The Visitors

    One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. Boom tsss boom tsss. 100rmb including a drink.
  • Alter. Lunar Dance Vol 4.

    Alter.takes over the Cut Roofop for a day and night feast. Dance under the sun and moon on the outdoor rooftop patio or get funky inside The Cut to classic house, disco, italo, funk and more. Lineup: Frau Carlos Gibbs Cavia Donn Pedro Yu...
  • Tropicana - 2 Years Anniversary

    Hollywood turns two with Tropicana. DJs Jobo, Luana and Roma Hard. 11pm-very late. Free until 1am for men, free until 3am for women. Otherwise, 100rmb.
  • Silly Saturday Roller Disco

    Some real 4/20 dizziness. Riink is throwing a Roller Disco Party with MemeExpress. Expect fun masks and lots of Memes. DJ Hotpot Hotshots & Prof. Geo will be on the deck. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | RIINK | Today
  • Shanghai Pub Crawl

    250rmb gets you on in a pub crawl with one hour open bar, shots on the bus, welcome shots in each bar and free entrance to bars and clubs.
  • Bites & Beats

    XIME collaborates with popular Beijing Gulou establishment Nina - House of Spritz & Cartoccio, for an afternoon of fusion Italian Japanese Snacks with chilled music on Vinyl selected by local DJs Yusuke, Man Alive, and Italian DJ Ludo V....
    • Dining, Nightlife | Xime | on Sun Apr 21 2019
  • 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,...
  • Théo Duboule Quartet

    Théo Duboule is a swiss guitar player based in Berlin. During his studies at the Jazz School (HEMu) of Lausanne, he had the chance to study alongside Wolfgang Muthspiel, Mark Turner and Larry Grenadier among others. After graduating in...
  • Benny Benack III Quartet

    At the age of 27, Pittsburgh-born, New York-based Jazz musician Benny Benack III has been hailed for both his skills as a singer and trumpeter. He first made his mark internationally through competitions, highlighted by winning the...
  • Peter Piek China Tour

    Multi-talent Peter Piek, German singer, songwriter, painter, all-round general artistic person, is in China for an extensive tour, with a stop at YYT. Tickets are 60rmb pre-sale, 80rmb on the door.
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Wed Apr 24 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 cities aspiring DJ’s and rappers. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Wed Apr 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 Apr 24 2019
  • Models Night

    Party with the models at M1NT for a midweek pickmeup. Free drinks for ladies until 11.30pm. Free entrance for everyone until 12.30am with password MVP.
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Wed Apr 24 2019
  • Claptone DJ Set

    Bar Rouge Shanghai welcomes masked DJ/Producer Claptone (#57 in DJ Mag Top 100 DJs) bringing signature House beats shrouded in his trademark halo of intrigue and mystery. Since hatching in 2012, he has continued to send people into a...
  • RnV presents Spectrum

    This multi genre party checks in at Dada to tickle your senses with the kick, snare, bass. They invite all lifeforms from all corners of the galaxy to shake it on the dance floor and revel in the sound waves of Reggae, Dubstep, Jungle,...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Apr 25 2019
  • Sascha & Laurent Jazz Duo from Luxembourg

    Luxembourgian jazz duo! Quoth the artists: “Our improvised music is a spontaneous invention shared with a responding audience. It is always lifelike; you work instantly with all your senses, your thoughts and awareness, inventing sounds...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Thu Apr 25 2019
  • Fxxk Taboos | SVAKOM Party

    SVAKOM is a high-end sex toy brand from the U.S. They've held parties all over the world, inspiring people to get creative in their sexual lives. This, their 7th SVAKOM party, titled “Fxxk Taboos," will be held at UP Shanghai, and...
  • Cotton Club Blues Night

    After 19 years and 5,000 shows, the venerable blues institution, Shanghai's world famous "Cotton Club," shut its doors on March 25 2017. The Royal Hombres were a fixture of the Shanghai music scene since the dawn of time. Led by...
  • Benedek

    Shanghai local crew Daily Vinyl and Xiamen finest BEATWEEN bring you BENEDEK from LA, the man who released the sweetest modern synth-pop/boogie/proto-house stuffs via NY’s PPU label and the legendary Music From Memory. 60rmb.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Apr 26 2019
  • DJ Throttle

    What first started as a medley mash-up of 20 different tracks has transformed into a game of domination in the house music scene. The young Australian DJ Throttle has racked up 5 million views and catapulted himself to a viral sensation....
  • Terrace Opening

    Season opening of the Ritz Carlton Flair terrace. Send an email to to be on MVP guest list or it's 100rmb on the door.
  • Lose Your Face 6 Year Anniversary

    Long running UK centric house event Lose Your Face celebrates 6 years on the Shanghai underground scene - founder Jode and long running dj partner in crime Beardslap invite you to Parrot to help them celebrate by throwing down some...
  • Stand Up Comedy Showcase

    The Shanghai Comedy Bunker brings you a talent packed line-up of stand-up comedians, including Magners Comedy Competition finalists Gene George and Casey Li Brander, and China International Comedy Competition finalist Kurt Dunsing. 80rmb...
  • Terrace Opening

    Season opening for The Flair Bar at the Pudong Ritz Carlton, with views out over Lujiazui. Email to get on the guest list or pay 100rmb cover to get in.
  • Gatti and the Gang

    Enjoy golden era cocktails, spirited music and mischievous acts with Gatti and the Gang. 280rmb, doesn't include a ticket for Sleep No More.
  • Fierce Friday: The Horde, Parachutes on Fire & The Molemen

    Shanghai rock-folk act The Horde return for one night only to celebrate with their mandolin player 'Fierce Franco' who is back in town. Parachutes on Fire will lend a set of rock jams and Molemen will bring their ska energy and horn...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Fri Apr 26 2019
  • The Descendents

    Punk icons The Descendents land in Shanghai get all punk and pop-punk up in your face. Big big show. With Round Eye and The Flood.
  • Hasta La Vista!

    The more we drink the less they have to move to another location. Go wild for the last party at Zhangyuan 99. 350rmb gets you free flow in three venues: TOMATITO, Logan's Punch and el Ocho. 7pm-late. Note: This was originally supposed...
    • Nightlife | Tomatito | on Sat Apr 27 2019
  • Full Metal Fest Vol. 1

    Praise Lucifer! LOFAS is hosting in four metal bands from the Shanghai underground. Sludge doom metal band from Shanghai, ALPACA, thrash/death/groove monsters WARSHAPED, the unspeakable thrash/death stylings of BLOOD OF LIFE, and the...
  • SHFT. Presents Dodge & Fuski

    OG Dubstep pioneers, the co-founder of Disciple Records, Dodge and Fuski. 200rmb on the door or 140rmb presale on SmartTicket.
  • China Social Club

    China Social Club is back for their monthly romp at Dada. DJs Frau and PCJ will be laying down a blend of house, techno and hits to welcome your workday. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Apr 27 2019
  • Asian Vibes pres. VTSS

    Asian Vibes present another new voice from Poland - VTSS, who brings some of the purest, more raw energy to her expressive sets and live performances. Her music style oscillate around techno, electronic body music, rave, industrial and...
    • Nightlife | 44KW | on Sat Apr 27 2019
  • Thursday Girls Night Out

    The weekly night for ladies at Bar Rouge, Girl's Night Out brings free cocktails and manicure service until 11.30pm. Free entry for all with password MVP until 12.30am or 150rmb cover charge.
  • Warbly Jets Propaganda Tour 2019

    No Allegiance to the Game! Rock'n'roll foursome the Warbly Jets are in China for their Propaganda Tour, with a stop at YYT Park. Prepare for L.A. alt rock with a Brit pop sound. They did the intro to that Spider Man video game! Neat-o....
  • Carl Barat China Tour 2019

    Whoaw! Carl Barat is coming to Shanghai, for a night at Modern Sky Lab! Carl Ashley Rphael Barat, born 1978, has been in at least three bands, but he's best-known for his time as co-frontman with Peter Doherty for legendary rock band The...
  • Alter. pres. Bambounou

    Alter. is back again at 44KW for an eclectic evening featuring one of the key figures in the Parisian scene, Bambounou. Miiia and China Social Club play too. 100rmb.
    • Nightlife | 44KW | on Tue Apr 30 2019
  • Creamfields 2019 Shanghai

    Creamfields China 2019 is returning to Shanghai for another weekend of madness. Organized by Live Nation and Live Nation Electronic Asia and presented by Budweiser, it's a musical marathon experience for ravers. Born in 1998, the...
  • Steve Smith and Vital Information | JZ Spring 2019

    JZ Spring Festival is bringing in Steve Bruce Smith! An American drummer, he's best known as a member of the rock band Journey, rejoining for the group for the third time in 2015. He's also been leading his own fusion band, "Steve Smith...
  • 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 come up.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Wed May 1 2019
  • LIØNE China Tour 2019

    Based out of downtown LA, LIØNE is one of the most exciting electronic artists emerging. Coming from an extensive and eclectic musical background, his style is a dynamic mixture of synthpop, indie electronic, and future bass, infectious...
  • Boiler Room

    World-famous live music session Boiler Room returns for a Beijing-Shanghai party combo after a 20-month break. For the Shanghai gig, they've got 5 talents taking over the decks at Found 158's 44kw. The line-up is: Tijana T a big figure...
  • Skrillex

    The man! The myth. The legend. Skrillex needs no introduction, but if he did, it'd be something like "the man synonymous with dubstep," though he's also become a prolific and sometimes even excellent producer.
  • Cinco de Mayo

    Cinco de Mayo sponsored by Olmeca on the rooftop with the view. Latin beats from DJ Tuto and a mariachi band. Rsvp to or pay 150rmb entry.
    • Nightlife | Vue Bar | on Sat May 4 2019
  • Multiple Shades 

    DJs Jode, Cice and Jeff Chong bring you house music from across the spectrum that will swerve from deep to tech, Chicago to UK bass and beyond. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat May 4 2019
  • Cinco de Mayo

    Mexican party day, commemorating the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, celebrated, correctly, with lots of tequila and drink specials.
  • The Clumsies Pop Up Bar

    After debuting at number 22 in 2015’s The World’s 50 Best Bars, the bar has since featured three times in the top 10. The bartender Alexios Paris Simonidis will introduce his signature cocktails at The Ritz Bar & Lounge from 7 to 11 May...
  • 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 come up.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Wed May 8 2019
  • Blackstone Magic Show | SECRET

    The team of illusionists, prestidigitators and magicians at Blackstone Magic Bar's are putting on a fully immersive two-day show magic show called "Secret." Presenting their grasp of the mystical arts will be Anson Chen, the man behind...
  • Acid Dreams #3

    Acid Dreams are back at DADA for a night of electro, breakbeat and techno dusk till dawn. Expect high BPMs, 90s rave anthems and psychedelic vibes all night long. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri May 10 2019

    Let's face it kids, modern life is rubbish, so let's transport ourselves back to a time when Terminators and Gremlins lit up the silver screen, Knightrider was the the best show around and things were…like..TOTALLY RAD. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat May 11 2019
  • Good Vibes with Jason Mraz: Live in Shanghai

    Multi-Grammy Award winning Jason Mraz is bringing his Good Vibes Tour to Shanghai for an exclusive one-night only concert at Mercedes-Benz Arena. A "dedicated artist and gentleman farmer," Jason Mraz has been amassing a low-key fanbase...
  • DAYA 2019

    Despite being only 21, Daya's already been in the Top 40s three times. The American singer and songwriter's first release, 2015's "Hide Away," immediately put her in the limelight, but you probably know her for her 2016 feature on The...
  • 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 Fri May 17 2019
  • Great Wall Festival 2019

    Great Wall Festival is an electronic music festival truly unlike any other. Held on the historic and globally renowned Great Wall of China – one of the new seven wonders of the world – the two day party can conceivably lay claim to...
  • The Royal Concept 2019

    Swedish rock band The Royal Concept was founded in 2010. How do we know? Well, it's on their Wikipedia page but also our IT guy went to high-school with them. That's neither here nor there. Currently made up of lead vocalist and...
  • Joyce Jonathan

    Thanks to the Internet, Jonathan began recording her first album in 2008. She reached out to Louis Bertignac, the guitarist of the famous French band called Téléphone, who was so impressed by the talent and voice of the young artist that...
  • Rat Boy China Tour 2019

    Rat Boy (real name Jordan Cardy) creates homegrown raps with a rock edge that paint a lyrical dissertation of suburban Britain. It’s a place in which stepping onto public transport is akin to entering a battlefield: a land of wannabe...
  • DIIV 2019

    American dream-pop indierock band DIIV are coming to Shanghai as part of a three-city China Tour. Formed in 2011, the band was originally a solo recording project by frontman Zachary Cole Smith, but their debut album, "Oshin," was...
  • Mando Diao 2019 China Tour

    Mando Diao are a Swedish alternative band, known for their classic rock and roll sound. They've gradually shifted more towards pop and dance tunes, but they've also maintained their early energy and attitude, paired with Björn's...
  • Brawl on the Bund (TBC)

    White collar boxers pummel each other for charity in front a black-tie crowd. Includes dinner. Delightful!
  • Toconoma China Tour 2019

    he quartet combines jazz, funk and instrumental music that will make everybody want to dance. Their latest album “Newtown” is a brilliantly crafted masterpiece that perfectly combines emotional melodies with grooves born from passionate...
  • Brawl On The Bund

    Brawl On The Bund returns to Shanghai for a good old yuppie punch-up. Guests can expect black tie dinner with at least eight white collar fights on the night followed by an after party at Bar Rouge. Tables are 20,000rmb for 10 seats.
    • Nightlife, Sports & Recreation | Hyatt | on Fri Jun 7 2019
  • It’s the Ship China

    The Singaporean festival cruise claims to be Asia’s largest festival at sea. This year they are coming to Shanghai for the first time. The 5 days/4 nights trip will start from Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal, stop by the beach at...
  • Shanghai International Film Festival

    Highlight of the year for movie nerds. Hundred of international movies and films screened in over 40 cinemas across Shanghai, as well as a few big-time movies stars popping around to Shanghai to say hello. Information on the specifics of...
    • Arts, Community, Nightlife | SmSh Territory | from Jun 15 until Jun 24 2019
  • NOMAK Phenomenal Love 2019 China Tour

    Guaranteed jazzhop masterclass here. Japanese artist NOMAK started out in 2005 with "Combine," but it wasn't until 2006's "Wonderin' Views" and "Fantastic View" that he really took off in populartiy. In the same vein as artists like...