Mar
31

    • Sub-Cinema's Dystopia Month ends with the 1982 cult classic B-movie Class of 1984". From the IMDB "Andy is a new teacher and an inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. The students have to go through a metal detector when they go through the front door and everything is basically run by a tough kid named Peter Stegman. Soon, Andy and Stegman become enemies and Stegman will stop at nothing to protect his turf and drug dealing business." Doors at 8pm, movie at 9pm. No cover. Free popcorn.
      Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

    Sub-Cinema's Dystopia Month ends with the 1982 cult classic B-movie Class of 1984". From the IMDB "Andy is a new teacher and an inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. The students have to go through a metal...
    Dada


Wed
01

    • BBQ spot Kakadu does an animal charity party where you pay to eat some animals and some of the proceeds go to help other animals via Second Chance Animal Aid. It's the circle of life…160rmb gets you all-you-can-eat beef and chorizo sausages, chicken fillets, pork ribs, lamb and emu skewers, and kangaroo rissoles, including a drink. Kids can eat for 80rmb. Goes from 6–10pm.
      Kakadu 8 Jianguo Zhong Lu, near Chongqing Nan Lu

    BBQ spot Kakadu does an animal charity party where you pay to eat some animals and some of the proceeds go to help other animals via Second Chance Animal Aid. It's the circle of life…160rmb gets you all-you-can-eat beef and chorizo...
    Kakadu

 
    • King of the Billboard charts, American singer / songwriter Jason Mraz brings that blue-eyed soul to Shanghai. Expect his repertoire of sweet and breezy acoustic guitar pop rock music that tugs at your heartstrings. Support from LA funk-rock band and Mraz collaborator Raining Jane. Concert starts at 7:30pm and tickets start at 380rmb on SmartTicket, delivered to your door.
      Shanghai Grand Stage 1111 Caoxi Bei Lu, near Zhongshan Lu and Tianyaoqiao Lu

    King of the Billboard charts, American singer / songwriter Jason Mraz brings that blue-eyed soul to Shanghai. Expect his repertoire of sweet and breezy acoustic guitar pop rock music that tugs at your heartstrings. Support from LA...
    Shanghai Grand Stage

 
    • Mook, one of the only megaclubs in town that doesn't belong to Sino or Muse, is still kicking. They're starting a new weekly hip hop party with longtime Shanghai DJ Mick. Solid selector. No cover. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Mook 5-6/F, 758 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Fenyang Lu

    Mook, one of the only megaclubs in town that doesn't belong to Sino or Muse, is still kicking. They're starting a new weekly hip hop party with longtime Shanghai DJ Mick. Solid selector. No cover. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
    Mook

 
    • Every weekend in April, this rooftop bar is making some cocktails made with Granny Smith apples. They've got martinis, daiquiris, mojitos, margaritas, and caipirinhas. The 100rmb entrance includes two cocktails of your choice. Goes from 2.30–6pm every weekend in April.
      VUE (Bar) Hyatt on the Bund, 32-33/F, 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu

    Every weekend in April, this rooftop bar is making some cocktails made with Granny Smith apples. They've got martinis, daiquiris, mojitos, margaritas, and caipirinhas. The 100rmb entrance includes two cocktails of your choice. Goes from...
    VUE (Bar)


Thu
02

    • Burning Man Shanghai, a.k.a. Dragon Burn is coming up. With that, some local burners are showing the 2013 film SPARK: A Burning Man Story with Chinese Subtitles, a Simpsons episode called "Blazed and Confused", plus some vintage Burning Man videos from the '90s. You can learn more about Dragon Burn at this event. No cover. Rooftop opens at 6.30pm and the movie starts at 8pm, followed by some DJ sets.
      FACTORY 54 5/F, 195 Guangfu Lu, near Wuzhen Lu
    Burning Man Shanghai, a.k.a. Dragon Burn is coming up. With that, some local burners are showing the 2013 film SPARK: A Burning Man Story with Chinese Subtitles, a Simpsons episode called "Blazed and Confused", plus some vintage Burning...
    FACTORY 54
 
    • Thursday night networking sesh down at this British restaurant by the Nanjing Xi Lu metro station. People are mainly Francophones who also speak English. Free entry; starts at 7pm and goes for a few hours. They're giving away 25 free beers and a bottle of wine in a raffle as well. No cover.
      Mr Harry 5/F, 819 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Shimen Lu
    Thursday night networking sesh down at this British restaurant by the Nanjing Xi Lu metro station. People are mainly Francophones who also speak English. Free entry; starts at 7pm and goes for a few hours. They're giving away 25 free beers...
    Mr Harry

Fri
03

    • '90s fuzz-indie revivalists YUCK (Fat Possum Records) make their Shanghai debut at QSW. Expect lots of feedback and quality tunes, and kind of a Split Works-y vibe to the audience. (This one's being done by some promoter called Stella, though.) This one is 150rmb at the door. 8.30pm start.
      QSW Culture Centre 179 Yichang Lu, near Jiangning Lu

    '90s fuzz-indie revivalists YUCK (Fat Possum Records) make their Shanghai debut at QSW. Expect lots of feedback and quality tunes, and kind of a Split Works-y vibe to the audience. (This one's being done by some promoter called Stella,...
    QSW Culture Centre

 
 
    • Portuguese label Labareda is dropping a comp of experimental electronic music by producers based in China. Pretty diverse lineup, ranging from house to noise, with Torturing Nurse, thruoutin, Zebre-Rouge, Floood, DJ Doggy, and American Booze. Cover is 50rmb, including a free copy of the CD. Take a listen on Bandcamp for a taste. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      The Shelter Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    Portuguese label Labareda is dropping a comp of experimental electronic music by producers based in China. Pretty diverse lineup, ranging from house to noise, with Torturing Nurse, thruoutin, Zebre-Rouge, Floood, DJ Doggy, and American...
    The Shelter

 
    • Popular house and techno night Minimalist (they don't play minimal techno) returns to Dada with perennial guest Jigsaw. Support by Will A, NMLSS, and PAF. Solid night in this classic dive. No cover.
      Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
    Popular house and techno night Minimalist (they don't play minimal techno) returns to Dada with perennial guest Jigsaw. Support by Will A, NMLSS, and PAF. Solid night in this classic dive. No cover.
    Dada
 
    • MVP do their usual '80s throwback at Unico, one of the only clubs open on the Bund these days. Music is George Michael, MJ, Boy George - all the hits. Party starts at 10.30pm and there's no cover until 12.30am with the password MVP. Dress code is Super Mario T's and Fluorescent clothes. Goes late. Table package with three bottles of Mumm Champagne for 2680rmb or two bottles of Mumm and a bottle of vodka for 2980rmb.
      Unico Three on the Bund, 2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
    MVP do their usual '80s throwback at Unico, one of the only clubs open on the Bund these days. Music is George Michael, MJ, Boy George - all the hits. Party starts at 10.30pm and there's no cover until 12.30am with the password MVP. Dress...
    Unico

Sat
04

  • Sub-Culture continues a string of bookings from the mighty Hyperdub label with Ikonika in this bomb shelter club. Should be really good. Her productions blend Latin Freestyle, Boogie, and Techno into a really original, next-level sound....
    The Shelter

 
    • House music, kimchi funk, and dirty techno as Acid Pony Club do their first party at Jing'an vinyl bar / lounge URVC. They've got Amadei, head of Hong Kong's Cliché party nights at the Homesick and Fragrant Harbour labels, plus Shanghai favorite Mau Mau, record collector Thomas Diode, and Clement Pony and El'se from the Acid Pony Club. Starts at 10pm and goes late. No cover.
      URVC 999 Xikang Lu, near Anyuan Lu

    House music, kimchi funk, and dirty techno as Acid Pony Club do their first party at Jing'an vinyl bar / lounge URVC. They've got Amadei, head of Hong Kong's Cliché party nights at the Homesick and Fragrant Harbour labels, plus Shanghai...
    URVC

 
    • Monthly house music night Holly Sh*t had a two year run at Lola, then they crossed over to the dark side and stated DJing at LeBaron. Well look at this -- they're back at Lola this Saturday. Cover is 100rmb, including a drink.
      Lola Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu
    Monthly house music night Holly Sh*t had a two year run at Lola, then they crossed over to the dark side and stated DJing at LeBaron. Well look at this -- they're back at Lola this Saturday. Cover is 100rmb, including a drink.
    Lola
 
    • Monthly house music night Holly Sh*t had a two year run at Lola, then they crossed over to the dark side and stated DJing at LeBaron. Well look at this -- they're back at Lola this Saturday. Cover is 100rmb, including a drink.
      Lola Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu
    Monthly house music night Holly Sh*t had a two year run at Lola, then they crossed over to the dark side and stated DJing at LeBaron. Well look at this -- they're back at Lola this Saturday. Cover is 100rmb, including a drink.
    Lola
 
    • French / Chinese electro pop duo Gemini stop by Yuyintang. Can you imagine if some French dude and a Chinese lady tried to make a band like Linkin Park on Ableton, with some Dragon Ball sound effects? Because it kind of sounds like that. Have a listen for yourself. Cover is 80rmb. Starts at 9pm.
      Yuyintang 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station)
    French / Chinese electro pop duo Gemini stop by Yuyintang. Can you imagine if some French dude and a Chinese lady tried to make a band like Linkin Park on Ableton, with some Dragon Ball sound effects? Because it kind of sounds like that....
    Yuyintang
 
    • Cultural exchange event with hip hop, merengue, kizomba, reggaeton, dancehall, and African beats by DJ Steve and friends in this sports bar with a solid late-night kitchen. Ladies get free sparkling wine and selected cocktails. They also have tropical food, hair stylists, painting, and jewelery sellers. No cover, but students can get four drinks for 100rmb with ID. Starts at 10pm and goes late. Lovely flyer.
      Limbo 1394 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Dingxi Lu

    Cultural exchange event with hip hop, merengue, kizomba, reggaeton, dancehall, and African beats by DJ Steve and friends in this sports bar with a solid late-night kitchen. Ladies get free sparkling wine and selected cocktails. They also...
    Limbo


Sun
05

    • The poshest place on Shouning Lu, Mayita, does an Easter Brunch for 175rmb per person, with a free-flow drinks option for an extra 125rmb per person. Kids under twelve pay 88rmb for food. Dishes include Box-Roasted Goat, Whole Braised Bacon w/ Agave Nectar, Pork Carnitas, Pinto Bean Chimichangas, Huevos Rancheros, Pork Enchiladas, Mojo-Roasted Beet Salad, Chocolate Cheese-Cake, Mexican Cinnabuns, Warm Apple Crumble, Caramel Coconut Flan & Churros. In case of rain, the event moves to Maya. Goes from 11am–4.30pm. Reservations can be made by calling 6331 3288.
      Mayita 6/F, 98 Shouning Lu, near Xizang Nan Lu

    The poshest place on Shouning Lu, Mayita, does an Easter Brunch for 175rmb per person, with a free-flow drinks option for an extra 125rmb per person. Kids under twelve pay 88rmb for food. Dishes include Box-Roasted Goat, Whole Braised...
    Mayita

 
  • Live rockabilly, surf rock, and blues 'n' jazz at metal bar Inferno's new West Bund location. It's a solid lineup, with Beijing band Rolling Bowling, Shanghai rockers The Psyders, and Denise and Smokey, who probably have more soul than the...
    Inferno

 
    • Multilingual pop orchestra Pink Martini brings their signature blend of rock'n'roll, jazz, and symphony orchestra styles to Shanghai for one night only. Their debut album Sympathique received nominations for "Song of the Year" and "Best New Artist" in France's Victoires de la Musique. Tickets start at 180rmb on SmartTicket, delivered to your door.
      Shanghai Culture Square 225 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu

    Multilingual pop orchestra Pink Martini brings their signature blend of rock'n'roll, jazz, and symphony orchestra styles to Shanghai for one night only. Their debut album Sympathique received nominations for "Song of the Year" and "Best...
    Shanghai Culture Square


Tue
07

    • Multi-platinum recording artist and performer Pitbull. You know him. Your auntie knows him. He's doing a mini-concert at M2 after his main performance. Expect at least a ten minute show. Pre-sale tickets are 280rmb, coming soon.
      M2 (Hong Kong Plaza) Hong Kong Plaza, 4/F, 283 Huai Hai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu

    Multi-platinum recording artist and performer Pitbull. You know him. Your auntie knows him. He's doing a mini-concert at M2 after his main performance. Expect at least a ten minute show. Pre-sale tickets are 280rmb, coming soon.
    M2 (Hong Kong Plaza)


Wed
08

    • ShanghaiPRIDE does a matchmaking, speed-dating night at this chill, hetero-friendly vodka lounge near the Hengshan strip. April 8 is for the ladies, April 9 is strictly for the boys. Cost is 80rmb pre-pay or 160rmb at the door. You can register by emailing Shanghaipride@gmail.com. This is a fundraiser and all proceeds go to ShanghaiPRIDE. Goes from 8–10pm each night. Buy-one-get-one on Champagne all night.
      Catalog 2/F, 1 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
    ShanghaiPRIDE does a matchmaking, speed-dating night at this chill, hetero-friendly vodka lounge near the Hengshan strip. April 8 is for the ladies, April 9 is strictly for the boys. Cost is 80rmb pre-pay or 160rmb at the door. You can...
    Catalog

On
going

    • Yakitori spot Kota's celebrates the cherry blossom festival with a bunch of drink specials on sake, cherry shochu, and plum liquor, plus 20% of Sushi Rolls. No cover.
      Kota's Kitchen 1/F, 10 Baoqing Lu, near Fuxing Lu
    Yakitori spot Kota's celebrates the cherry blossom festival with a bunch of drink specials on sake, cherry shochu, and plum liquor, plus 20% of Sushi Rolls. No cover.
    Daily until Apr 5 at Kota's Kitchen
 
    • Every day from 5–7.30pm, La Bota Spanish restaurant on Dagu Lu is giving away beer. That's right. Free beer. No charge. For two and a half hours. They're doing this until April 1. Have at it.
      La Bota 426 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
    Every day from 5–7.30pm, La Bota Spanish restaurant on Dagu Lu is giving away beer. That's right. Free beer. No charge. For two and a half hours. They're doing this until April 1. Have at it.
    Daily until Apr 1 at La Bota
 
    • Every Monday, sports dive Windows Scoreboard slings pizzas for 20rmb each, including a free beer. Offer goes from 5-9pm, and there's buy-one-get-one on draft beer, too.
      Windows Scoreboard 11/F, 527 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Chengdu Lu
    Every Monday, sports dive Windows Scoreboard slings pizzas for 20rmb each, including a free beer. Offer goes from 5-9pm, and there's buy-one-get-one on draft beer, too.
    Daily until Apr 27 at Windows Scoreboard
 
    • Sports dive Scoreboard does a ladies night with free open bar from 10pm-1am. Dudes get buy-one-get-one draft beer. Sounds like a mess. No cover. Starts at 10pm. Food, darts, and board games available too.
      Windows Scoreboard 11/F, 527 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Chengdu Lu
    Sports dive Scoreboard does a ladies night with free open bar from 10pm-1am. Dudes get buy-one-get-one draft beer. Sounds like a mess. No cover. Starts at 10pm. Food, darts, and board games available too.
    Every Tue until Apr 28 at Windows Scoreboard
 
    • Windows Too in Jing'an does a ladies night with free open bar from 10pm-1am. Dudes get buy-one-get-one draft beer. Sounds like a mess. No cover. Starts at 10pm. Food, darts, and board games available too.
      Windows Too (Jing'an) 2/F, City Plaza, 1618 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu (next to Haagen Dazs)
    Windows Too in Jing'an does a ladies night with free open bar from 10pm-1am. Dudes get buy-one-get-one draft beer. Sounds like a mess. No cover. Starts at 10pm. Food, darts, and board games available too.
    Every Wed until Apr 29 at Windows Too (Jing'an)
 
    • Sunday night Latin party with zouk, kizomba, bachata, and on request, reggaeton and salsa. There's a free Brazilian Zouk dance class at 8pm, plus a happy hour from 7-9.30pm with buy-one-get-one on house drinks and half off pizzas. Goes from 7-11pm. No cover.
      Yani Lounge & Bar 2/F, 83 Changshu Lu, near Julu Lu
    Sunday night Latin party with zouk, kizomba, bachata, and on request, reggaeton and salsa. There's a free Brazilian Zouk dance class at 8pm, plus a happy hour from 7-9.30pm with buy-one-get-one on house drinks and half off pizzas. Goes...
    Every Sun until Jun 28 at Yani Lounge & Bar
 
    • Solid wine deal on Tuesday nights at this rooftop wine bar. Order a set menu beteen 7-10.30pm and get free flow on wine. Set meals start at 138rmb per person.
      Kartel 5/F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu
    Solid wine deal on Tuesday nights at this rooftop wine bar. Order a set menu beteen 7-10.30pm and get free flow on wine. Set meals start at 138rmb per person.
    Every Tue until Jun 1 at Kartel
 
    • Every Friday and Saturday night, this dive near Jiaotong University has free beer from 8-9pm. They've also got standard drinks and beer for around 30rmb, plus pool, darts, and DJ decks, apparently. Open late. Chill sesh braaaaah.
      The Hideout 321 Guangyuan Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
    Every Friday and Saturday night, this dive near Jiaotong University has free beer from 8-9pm. They've also got standard drinks and beer for around 30rmb, plus pool, darts, and DJ decks, apparently. Open late. Chill sesh braaaaah.
    Every Fri, Sat until Jul 1 at The Hideout
 
    • Every Thursday night, French husband and wife duo Mr And Mrs Hell take over at Jing'an vinyl bar URVC, but don't expect a vinyl set. Their music ranges from cheesy electro swing to house. Starts at 11pm and goes late.
      URVC 999 Xikang Lu, near Anyuan Lu
    Every Thursday night, French husband and wife duo Mr And Mrs Hell take over at Jing'an vinyl bar URVC, but don't expect a vinyl set. Their music ranges from cheesy electro swing to house. Starts at 11pm and goes late.
    Every Thu until Jul 1 at URVC
 
    • Every Friday, this Jing'an bar does five standard drinks or cocktails for 100rmb, plus house and tech house by DJ Yuliya. Yep, that's what's passing for "fashion" these days. Free entry.
      Crocus 18 Yuyuan Zhi Lu, near Wulumuqi Bei Lu
    Every Friday, this Jing'an bar does five standard drinks or cocktails for 100rmb, plus house and tech house by DJ Yuliya. Yep, that's what's passing for "fashion" these days. Free entry.
    Every Fri until Jun 1 at Crocus
 
    • Every Tuesday-Friday, this German brewpub has three-piece South American band The Karibe Trio playing some kind of music. They've got Helles Lager, Dunkel, Heffeweizen, and Bavarian Pale Ale on tap too. Goes from 8.30pm-late.
      Drei Kronen 1308 1929 Art Space Building, 687 Dongdaming Lu, near Xinjian Lu
    Every Tuesday-Friday, this German brewpub has three-piece South American band The Karibe Trio playing some kind of music. They've got Helles Lager, Dunkel, Heffeweizen, and Bavarian Pale Ale on tap too. Goes from 8.30pm-late.
    Every Sat & Sun until Jun 1 at Drei Kronen 1308
 
  • House and tech-house at this vinyl bar/lounge in Jing'an every Tuesday night with residents Beast and Monkey King. Free entry plus happy hour from 6-10pm.
    Every Tue until Jun 2 at URVC
 
  • Every Tuesday, club Diva does a night of free Jager and Sambuca shots for dudes who arrive before midnight. Free entry. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
    Every Tue until Jul 1 at Diva
 
    • Diva club on the famous corner of Fumin and Xinle does not one but two ladies nights. Every Monday and Wednesday they sling free cosmopolitians and mimosa cocktails for ladies. All. Night. Long.
      Diva 2/F, 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu
    Diva club on the famous corner of Fumin and Xinle does not one but two ladies nights. Every Monday and Wednesday they sling free cosmopolitians and mimosa cocktails for ladies. All. Night. Long.
    Every Mon, Wed until Jul 1 at Diva
 
  • Every Saturday at The Spot on Tongren Lu they've got 100rmb jugs of Tiger or Carlsberg Draught beer available between 8pm and 3am.
    Every Sat until May 30 at The Spot
 
    • It's the heart attack challenge...Anyone who can finish Flame's monster burger set (that's a 400rmb plate) gets it for free, and more importantly will live eternally on Flame's ego wall. The winner also gets 1000rmb in coupons for the restaurant.
      Flame Jing'an Kerry Centre, North Block, 2/F, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Tongren Lu
    It's the heart attack challenge...Anyone who can finish Flame's monster burger set (that's a 400rmb plate) gets it for free, and more importantly will live eternally on Flame's ego wall. The winner also gets 1000rmb in coupons for the...
    Daily until Apr 15 at Flame
 
    • Happy hour every day at this long-running sports bar in Jing'an. From noon-8pm all standard drinks are 25rmb and there's a 30% discount on other drinks. No cover.
      The Spot 331 Tongren Lu, near Beijing Lu
    Happy hour every day at this long-running sports bar in Jing'an. From noon-8pm all standard drinks are 25rmb and there's a 30% discount on other drinks. No cover.
    Daily until May 31 at The Spot
 
  • Every Friday at Masse billiards lounge, get two-for-one-steaks and standard cocktails. Offer is available from 6pm onward.
    Daily until Jun 26 at Masse
 
    • Every Sunday, Masse billiard bar screens a movie from 6pm onward. Movies are viewers choice, just put a selection in the suggestion box. If they choose your movie you get two complimentary standard drinks.
      Masse 5-6/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
    Every Sunday, Masse billiard bar screens a movie from 6pm onward. Movies are viewers choice, just put a selection in the suggestion box. If they choose your movie you get two complimentary standard drinks.
    Daily until Jun 28 at Masse
 
    • Every Monday night its pool tourney night at Masse billiard bar and bistro. Double elimination format. Play starts at 8pm. Register by calling 5212 5971.
      Masse 5-6/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
    Every Monday night its pool tourney night at Masse billiard bar and bistro. Double elimination format. Play starts at 8pm. Register by calling 5212 5971.
    Daily until Jun 29 at Masse
 
    • Every Monday night at Masse billiard lounge and bistro, order any burger or sandwich and get a free draft beer. Extended happy hour until midnight.
      Masse 5-6/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
    Every Monday night at Masse billiard lounge and bistro, order any burger or sandwich and get a free draft beer. Extended happy hour until midnight.
    Daily until Jun 29 at Masse
 
    • Every Wednesday night this Jing'an bar does free flow margaritas and daiquiris for ladies. Free entry, and the free drinks last from 8pm-midnight. Music by DJ Yuliya playing some house and tech-house.
      Crocus 18 Yuyuan Zhi Lu, near Wulumuqi Bei Lu
    Every Wednesday night this Jing'an bar does free flow margaritas and daiquiris for ladies. Free entry, and the free drinks last from 8pm-midnight. Music by DJ Yuliya playing some house and tech-house.
    Every Wed until Jul 1 at Crocus
 
    • True dive bar C's does buy-one-get-one on pints of draft Stella and Leffe brown from 7-10pm. Not bad...place tends to get rowdy later in the night as well. Place has been there for thirteen years – it's a Shanghai institution.
      C's 685 Dingxi Lu, near Yanan Xi Lu
    True dive bar C's does buy-one-get-one on pints of draft Stella and Leffe brown from 7-10pm. Not bad...place tends to get rowdy later in the night as well. Place has been there for thirteen years – it's a Shanghai institution.
    Every Fri, Sat until Jun 1 at C's
 
    • This decent Mexican restaurant's new branch on Hengshan does a salsa night every Tuesday, with 35rmb mojitos all night and a free open salsa lesson. Free entry. Starts at 7pm.
      Pistolera (Xuhui) No 2, 838 Hengshan Lu, near Tianping Lu
    This decent Mexican restaurant's new branch on Hengshan does a salsa night every Tuesday, with 35rmb mojitos all night and a free open salsa lesson. Free entry. Starts at 7pm.
    Every Tue until Aug 1 at Pistolera (Xuhui)
 
  • Early draft beer happy hour at Windows Scoreboard. It's 15rmb for a glass every day from 2-5:30pm
    Daily until Jul 1 at Windows Scoreboard
 
    • Diva club does free drinks for students who just don't care. Studyin abroad all waaaassssted. Free drinks bracelet for students who bring their IDs every Thursday and Sunday night. Students must arrive before midnight for the deal but the open bar flows until 4am.
      Diva 2/F, 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu
    Diva club does free drinks for students who just don't care. Studyin abroad all waaaassssted. Free drinks bracelet for students who bring their IDs every Thursday and Sunday night. Students must arrive before midnight for the deal but the...
    Every Thu, Sun until Aug 1 at Diva
 
    • Every Wednesday, Muse On The Bund does a night for the ladies. Free selected drinks, model boys passing around desserts, and some mainstream club music. No cover. Starts at 9pm and goes late.
      Muse (On the Bund) Yi Feng Galleria, 5/F, 77 Beijing Dong Lu, near Yuan Ming Yuan Lu
    Every Wednesday, Muse On The Bund does a night for the ladies. Free selected drinks, model boys passing around desserts, and some mainstream club music. No cover. Starts at 9pm and goes late.
    Every Wed until Sep 1 at Muse (On the Bund)
 
    • Every day from 11am-7pm, this German brewpub in Hongkou does buy-one-get-one on their lager, wheat and dark beers. Offer applies to all beer sizes.
      Drei Kronen 1308 1929 Art Space Building, 687 Dongdaming Lu, near Xinjian Lu
    Every day from 11am-7pm, this German brewpub in Hongkou does buy-one-get-one on their lager, wheat and dark beers. Offer applies to all beer sizes.
    Daily until Apr 1 at Drei Kronen 1308
 
    • Every Tuesday Bund club Unico does a Latin night, with free flow mojitos from 8.30-9.30pm then two for 80rmb all evening, plus a live salsa band and DJ S.Kiv. Goes from 8.30-late.
      Unico Three on the Bund, 2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
    Every Tuesday Bund club Unico does a Latin night, with free flow mojitos from 8.30-9.30pm then two for 80rmb all evening, plus a live salsa band and DJ S.Kiv. Goes from 8.30-late.
    Every Tue until May 1 at Unico
 
    • Every Tuesday-Sunday, this Hongqiao bar has happy hour from 6-8pm. Deal is buy-one-get-one on Asahi (30rmb), Heineken (35rmb), and house wine (48rmb). Also includes a small snack.
      Macaw 1488 Hongqiao Lu, near Gubei Lu
    Every Tuesday-Sunday, this Hongqiao bar has happy hour from 6-8pm. Deal is buy-one-get-one on Asahi (30rmb), Heineken (35rmb), and house wine (48rmb). Also includes a small snack.
    Every Sat & Sun until Aug 6 at Macaw
 
 
    • One of Shanghai's oldest and truest dive bars does a weekly Friday party called China Social Club. They play house, disco, and party jams. The liquor is really cheap. You can write on the walls and no one will mind, it's that kind of place. A lot of DJs and crews in Shanghai got their start here, so it's worth checking out. Free entry. Starts at 9pm and goes late.
      C's 685 Dingxi Lu, near Yanan Xi Lu

    One of Shanghai's oldest and truest dive bars does a weekly Friday party called China Social Club. They play house, disco, and party jams. The liquor is really cheap. You can write on the walls and no one will mind, it's that kind of...
    Every Fri until May 1 at C's

 
    • This German bar does a happy hour from 4-8pm, with 50% off their German beer. So you can get 330ml for 19rmb or 450ml for 24rmb. Mojitos for 29rmb.
      Hamburg House 1/F, 399 Baotun Lu, near Zhongshan Nan Lu
    This German bar does a happy hour from 4-8pm, with 50% off their German beer. So you can get 330ml for 19rmb or 450ml for 24rmb. Mojitos for 29rmb.
    Every Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu until Dec 1 at Hamburg House
 
    • Every Monday night at The Apartment, mojitos are two for one by the glass or pitcher until midnight. Live music plays in the lounge, too.
      The Apartment 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
    Every Monday night at The Apartment, mojitos are two for one by the glass or pitcher until midnight. Live music plays in the lounge, too.
    Every Mon until Jun 30 at The Apartment
 
    • M2 does a new ladies night every Wednesday, with free drinks for women all night long, served by handsome male waiters, and some free party favors. Free entry. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      M2 (Hong Kong Plaza) Hong Kong Plaza, 4/F, 283 Huai Hai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
    M2 does a new ladies night every Wednesday, with free drinks for women all night long, served by handsome male waiters, and some free party favors. Free entry. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
    Every Wed until Dec 1 at M2 (Hong Kong Plaza)
 
    • Bund views and free cocktails / sparkling wine for the ladies, just on the Bund from 10pm-1am every Wednesday night. Music is commercial/Top 40 bangers by DJ Samu. No cover. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Just On The Bund 23/F, 12 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Jingling Dong Lu
    Bund views and free cocktails / sparkling wine for the ladies, just on the Bund from 10pm-1am every Wednesday night. Music is commercial/Top 40 bangers by DJ Samu. No cover. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
    Every Wed until Dec 2 at Just On The Bund
 
    • Every day from 3-8pm, Koala Bar near Jiaotong University does buy-one-get-one on draft Tiger, Heineken, and house pours. These dudes on the flyer seem to be having a rad time, wonder if they'll be there.
      Koala 280 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Panyu Lu
    Every day from 3-8pm, Koala Bar near Jiaotong University does buy-one-get-one on draft Tiger, Heineken, and house pours. These dudes on the flyer seem to be having a rad time, wonder if they'll be there.
    Daily until Dec 1 at Koala
 
    • Do you want your night fucked by Hollywood? Your study abroad dreams and life goals just fucked? Every Saturday they promise to fuck your life with non-specific giveaways and the promise of sexy people. Starts at 10pm and is free before 2am. After that, 100rmb for guys, including one drink. Hey, the flyer down there, in fact that says Hollywood Fuck My Life. So big things going down, for sure. Music by DJ Samu.
      Hollywood 46 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
    Do you want your night fucked by Hollywood? Your study abroad dreams and life goals just fucked? Every Saturday they promise to fuck your life with non-specific giveaways and the promise of sexy people. Starts at 10pm and is free before...
    Every Sat until Dec 1 at Hollywood
 
    • Every day from 5.30-7pm, this Indian restaurant pours up buy-one-get-one beers and house wines. Available beers are Kingfisher, Corona, Asahi, and Qingdao. Wines are Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile.
      Vedas 3/F, 83 Changshu Lu, near Julu Lu
    Every day from 5.30-7pm, this Indian restaurant pours up buy-one-get-one beers and house wines. Available beers are Kingfisher, Corona, Asahi, and Qingdao. Wines are Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile.
    Every Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun until Dec 1 at Vedas
 
    • Timeless disco, funk, and rock as boss man Andrew Bull takes over the decks every Monday night at this vinyl bar in Jing'an. Good music, cool place. Happy hour from 6-10pm. Free entry. The show also broadcasts live at udancecn.com/live.
      URVC 999 Xikang Lu, near Anyuan Lu

    Timeless disco, funk, and rock as boss man Andrew Bull takes over the decks every Monday night at this vinyl bar in Jing'an. Good music, cool place. Happy hour from 6-10pm. Free entry. The show also broadcasts live at udancecn.com/live.
    Every Mon until Dec 1 at URVC

 
    • Weekly Friday party at this discotheque that's popular with international students and moonlight ragers. Commerical house music by DJ Leo Chiodaroli and occasionally other DJs. No cover for women, but men pay 100rmb after 2am which includes one drink. Models and bottles, international lifestyles, and all that...Doors open at 10pm but this place gets busy around 2am and rages through dawn. They do enforce a dress code so don't go up in there with your basketball shorts.
      Hollywood 46 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
    Weekly Friday party at this discotheque that's popular with international students and moonlight ragers. Commerical house music by DJ Leo Chiodaroli and occasionally other DJs. No cover for women, but men pay 100rmb after 2am which...
    Every Fri until Dec 31 at Hollywood
 
    • Every Thursday at Hollywood, flash your student ID at the entrance before midnight to get 2 free drinks. DJ Marco Zanza is on the decks. After that 100rmb for all you can drink cocktails. 10pm until 2am.
      Hollywood 46 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
    Every Thursday at Hollywood, flash your student ID at the entrance before midnight to get 2 free drinks. DJ Marco Zanza is on the decks. After that 100rmb for all you can drink cocktails. 10pm until 2am.
    Every Thu until Dec 31 at Hollywood
 
    • They say you haven't been to Shanghai unless you've seen the acrobats. A multi-million dollar show, "ERA: The Intersection of Time" is Shanghai's most popular acrobatic show, featuring the gamut of traditional and contemporary Chinese acrobatics from aerial walking, bowl balancing, and trampoline shows to high flying trapeze acts and motorcycle cage stunts. Thematically, ERA takes the combination of China's past and future as its starting point, offering a window into traditional Chinese acrobatics performed according to a modern, contemporary aesthetic. The performance runs daily from 7:30pm and tickets start at 200rmb on SmartTicket.
      Shanghai Circus World 2266 Gonghe Xin Lu, near Guangzhong Lu

    They say you haven't been to Shanghai unless you've seen the acrobats. A multi-million dollar show, "ERA: The Intersection of Time" is Shanghai's most popular acrobatic show, featuring the gamut of traditional and contemporary Chinese...
    Daily until Dec 31 at Shanghai Circus World

 
    • Crocus Bar and Restaurant presents their weekly Fashion Cocktail Night. 100rmb gets you five tickets for cocktails or standard drinks. Goes from 8pm to 12am.
      Crocus 18 Yuyuan Zhi Lu, near Wulumuqi Bei Lu
    Crocus Bar and Restaurant presents their weekly Fashion Cocktail Night. 100rmb gets you five tickets for cocktails or standard drinks. Goes from 8pm to 12am.
    Every Fri until Aug 29 at Crocus
 
  • The Plump Oyster has a late-night happy hour: buy two get one free on oysters, cocktails and beer, every night from 11pm-2am.
    Daily until Mar 1 at The Plump Oyster

Apr 5

Juilliard String Quartet

America's quintessential string quartet returns to Shanghai. These guys are all master teachers at the Juilliard School. Expect pieces by Haydn, Shulamit Ran, and Schubert.

Apr 12

Girugamesh

J-Rock fans rejoice -- visual kei metal band Girugamesh from Chiba are coming to the QSW. Expect boys in makeup and lots of screaming fangirls for this one.

Apr 5

Pink Martini 2015

Multilingual pop orchestra Pink Martini brings their signature blend of rock'n'roll, jazz, and symphony orchestra styles to Shanghai for one night only. Their first album received nominations for "Song of the Year" and "Best New Artist" in France's V


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