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  • Antidote x Low End Theory: DJ Nobody + D-Styles

    Los Angeles' famous beat music night LOW END THEORY has ended its legendary weekly run and is branching out, bringing two of its regular curator / DJs — D-Styles and DJ Nobody — to Shanghai for one night only. 100rmb.
    • Nightlife | Dada | Today
  • Beyond the Mask

    Candor's putting on another original "Dark Circus" experience, taking you from the muggy heat of Shanghai to a spring night in Venice, Italy. Candor's dancers twist and twirl lasciviously on the cozy little stage, in a dark and sexy...
  • Mad Office (English w/ Chinese Subtitles)

    All the insanity of the cut-throat world of leather interior salesman, brought to the small stage. Best friends Trygve Wakenshaw (Kraken, Nautilus) and Barnie Duncan (Calypso Nights) delight in working together. In their onstage leather...
  • King Kong Club Opening

    Brand new hip hop and RnB King Kong Club, an homage to Monkey Champagne, is opening on December 14, promising "astonishing production & dazzling animations." VIPs get complimentary free-flow cocktails. RSVP to to...
  • Elevator Out ft. Orpheu The Wizard

    Xiamen disco shamen Beatween join forces with Shanghai's hottest, funkiest party James Brown and the Temple of Boom to take you to a deep space pleasure zone. With a real-life wizard to play psychedelic Santa, landing from Amsterdam with...
  • KIM China Tour 2018

    Shanghai will tremble, the air will seethe and your skin will prickle as Goa Productions decends upon MAO ELECTRONIC Studio , presenting the grand-maestro of Psytrance K.i.M on his first China-wide tour. 120rmb on the door.
  • High Notes Twenty Eighteen (Part 1)

    Stevie Wonder. Michael Jackson. Sly & The Family Stone. 90's R&B. Beyonce. Neo-Soul. SHAKE did a ton of shows in 2018, and now they're condensing the top tunes from those nights and more into two huge dance parties. These are The High...
    • Nightlife | Shake | Today
  • Space Panda presents: Beatpong

    A mystic journey through grime delights, house and bass music. Besides DJ music there will be a beer pong competition starting at 9. 100rmb.
    • Nightlife | Caza | Today
  • Improv Charity Show

    A never-before-seen, and never-performed-again holiday-themed improv show. All donations will be sent to support the Chloe Love Foundation. Free.
  • Snap! Hotwheels

    Roller Skates, Neon Lights, and all-night Pop Music, 'nuff said! A roller skate themed Snap! party is long overdue and they are delivering it to you on some Hot Wheels. 60rmb including a drink or skate rental.
    • Nightlife | RIINK | Today

    DJ RIIN RIIN together with DJ A$UKA light up Club 3 1/3 on the Bund for a night of party music and beautiful people. Free.
  • Follow the Dude

    Techno isn't something that can be explained in words. It has to be danced. 100rmb including a drink after 2am.
  • Groundbreaking Collaborations

    Join the first ever Groundbreaking Collaborations tasting event at Stone Brewing Tap Room - Shanghai. Together with Stone Berlin and partnership breweries from around the globe (including Dogfish Head, Brewdog, The Lost Abbey, The...

    Electric Circus welcomes Jael, Moluccan​ ​musician,​ ​producer,​ ​deejay​ ​and​ ​singer from​ ​The​ ​Hague,​ ​The​ ​Netherlands and local DJ E.S.A. for a night of hip hop. Free entry with RSVP (QR code in the flyer).
  • Frisky Christmas

    A Dragon Burn theme camp is beginning its fundraising season by throwing a festive bash at Un Caffe Bar. Join for seasonal drinks, holiday pics and that patented Boomer cheer. 30rmb.
  • Hawaii Party

    Mansion themes its weekend night with Hawaii. Who knows. 100rmb to get in, including five drinks before 1am.
  • Techno Night

    LOFAS welcomes three European DJ’s: Kalion (FR), Fritz Deinzer (GER) and Maoke (FR), with electronic vibes ranging from House to Techno. Free before 1am, 50rmb after.
  • Osheyack ‘Sadomodernism’ Album Release Party

    Osheyack is a producer and musician based in Shanghai whose work fuses elements of IDM with gabber, techno, ambient and drone music across a broad spectrum. His profile grew considerably in 2018 with his release of two EP’s, Empty Hell...
  • Beat Bazaar

    Three DJs join forces to play rare beats from Funk, Disco, House and Techno, spanning more than three decades of music production. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | C's | Today
  • Ugly Sweater Party

    Roxie kicks off the holiday season off with a good old Ugly Sweater Party. Wear that ugly sweater, sip on gluhwein and listen to those tot tunes. Everybody in a sweater gets a free shot.
    • Nightlife | Roxie | Today
  • Guest Bartenders

    Bitter celebrates the holidays by inviting different bartenders, from Peddler's Gin, Spirits Box, Craft Republic and more, to man the mixing station. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Bitter | Daily until Dec 17 2018
  • Kno You Will

    Tsunano leads the forefront of Electronic Hip Hop & Reggae music production in Asia. His unique sound-processing and pattern designs have attracted and gained the respect of other artists such as Yellow Claw, The Party Squad, Aazar and...
  • The Fellowship of the Rings with Live Accompaniment

    Baa-baba-baa-baba-baaaaam! By Gollum's loincloth! Howard Shore's scalp-tingling score will be performed live in Shanghai to accompany a special, score-less version of The Fellowship of the Rings. That's right; 200 musicians, including...
  • Stand Up Comedy with Rob Brien

    Originally from Ireland, Rob is the founder of Chengdu Comedy Club, and has worked as host and opener for many international comics, including Des Bishop, Kurt Metzger, Will Sylvince, Steve Simone and Brad Williams, to name a few. Rob...
  • Twas a Drag Before Christmas

    Baby, it’s cold outside. Go warm those chestnuts at The Pearl, where Mrs. Claus will be prepping an evening of hot cocoa and sweets. Providing the entertainment are the 11 wise Kings/Queens that have come from afar to share Christmas...
  • Soundscape: Wuding Lu Party

    Collection of pop up concerts with food, wine and festive activities, all around Wuding Lu. Celebrating Music, Art, and Fashion in Shanghai. 150rmb gets you six drinks from 10 of the best bars on Wuding Lu.
  • This Will Destroy You China Tour 2018 [CANCELLED]

    This Will Destroy You is one of the biggest instrumental bands of this planet. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of their eponymous self titled album. For this special occasion they will play both classic albums “Young Mountain” and...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sat Dec 15 2018
  • Italian Dance Wave Asia presents: Franz Scala

    Franz is the head of Slow Motion, an Italian dance label based in Berlin. Aside from producing on his own imprint, he has releases on World Unknown, Tusk Wax and Bordello a Parigi and with his side project Studio Luce on Cocktail d´Amore...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Dec 15 2018
  • Breakbot

    French DJ and longtime Ed Banger signee Breakbot touches down for one night only at Le Baron.
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Sat Dec 15 2018
  • High Notes Twenty Eighteen (Part 2)

    Stevie Wonder. Michael Jackson. Sly & The Family Stone. 90's R&B. Beyonce. Neo-Soul. SHAKE did a ton of shows in 2018, and now they're condensing the top tunes from those nights and more into two huge dance parties. These are The High...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Sat Dec 15 2018
  • Panama w/ Mendo

    Fusion launches an after-hours series called Panama, and invites Swiss DJ Mendo to take the controls. 100rmb with a drink.
  • Techno Is A Woman vol.3

    Techno Train pres . Techno is a Woman vol. 3 . Techno music needs riot girls, Techno music needs salt in its wounds. Techno needs women over the age of 40. Techno needs You . Put your lipstick on and get ready for the hottest night in...
  • “Dreamland” Concert

    Get experimental with the “Dreamland” concert by Li Daiguo, L~N and *LL aka LOCHOI in KeepItQuiet bar. 120rmb at the door, including a drink.
  • We Are The 90s

    Throwback night at the red bar, going back to the decade of Ace of Base and MC Hammer.Free entrance until midnight if you rsvp to otherwise 100rmb cover.
  • Stand-Up Comedy Showcase

    Magners International Comedy Festival Finalist Gene-George and Hong Kong International Comedy Festival runner-up Storm Xu take the stage, alongside comedian Jim Brewsky, who is visiting from out of town and has been featured on Comedy...
  • Bass Music

    Present and future sounds of Bass music presented by DJ Minsky. Free.
    • Nightlife | Caza | on Sat Dec 15 2018
  • Vinyl Record Night

    The Mansion's crew plays records. 100rmb before 1am including five drinks.
  • ALL:Laurel Halo

    Heavy, mutilated strains of electronic music with influence from the sounds of Detroit, UK and Germany – Laurel Halo’s music is shapeshifting, moody and ecstatic. 80rmb.
    • Nightlife | ALL Club | on Sat Dec 15 2018

    Electric Circus continues its new weekly party, “THEQUE”, a club night focused on Studio 54’s tradition of house and disco grooves. Check out Chewie, Gvne and Robin Young as they flip through decades of some of the finest cuts. Free...
  • Saturday Happy Hours

    Daytime happy hour! From noon to 3pm, drinks are on happy hour prices.
    • Nightlife | Tacolicious | from Dec 15 until Mar 5 2019
  • SicSounds

    Three female DJs team up for a night in basement dive. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | C's | on Sat Dec 15 2018
  • LGBTQ Christmas Party

    Qmmunity & PFLAG Shanghai host a big ol' bash with tons of gay fun for the holidays. Lots of raffle prizes and giveaways for the night. 100rmb entry includes food and a gift. Free-flow options and drink specials available.
  • Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

    See some of Shanghai's best comedians try out their material at a free comedy show. Fancy performing yourself? All are welcome, whether you just want to tick it off the bucket list or have Netflix special level stardom in the crosshairs....
  • Open-Mic

    Come laugh as seasoned comedians and newbies alike try out their newest jokes for free.
  • Morton’s Power Hour

    Morton’s The Steakhouse brings back the steak crostini (almost a steak sandwich) with their Happy Hour, until the end of 2018. 5-7pm (Except Dec 24 and 25), free steak crostini with the purchase of a drink.
    • Dining, Nightlife | Morton's | Daily except Sat & Sun until Dec 30 2018
  • Velvet Nights: Noir Stories

    Sultry smooth jazz saunters across Candor's stage in the newest show: Velvet Nights - Noir Stories. Witness a noir film come to life with all of the dark and mysterious twists and turns our stars can endure. Passion, crime, mystery and...
  • Ricky Rena Maymi and Baihu Band

    Ricky Rene Maymi is an American rock musician, best known as an original member of the psychedelic rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Baihu Band is a Chinese psychedelic rock band founded in Beijing. This is the first time they come...
  • Negroni Hour

    Stay warm with Bitter's favourite cocktail, Negroni, in four styles - Sbagliato, Classico, Autumn and Pineapple at 58rmb each. 6-8pm.
    • Nightlife | Bitter | from Dec 19 until Apr 1 2019
  • Velvet Nights: Noir Stories

    Sultry smooth jazz saunters across Candor's stage in the newest show: Velvet Nights - Noir Stories. Witness a noir film come to life with all of the dark and mysterious twists and turns our stars can endure. Passion, crime, mystery and...
  • On

    Old and new House, Techno, Break Beat and Acid. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Dec 20 2018
  • Laughs

    Arrive early for dinner specials before the show--then grab a cocktail for a night of stand-up comedy from an all-female lineup. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Lychee | on Thu Dec 20 2018
  • Girls Night Out

    Free-flow cocktails for ladies and free manicures until 11.30pm. Free entrance until 12.30am with password "MVP", otherwise 100rmb.
  • China Social Club - The Bad Seed

    China Social Club are seeing in the winter months with nitty gritty electronica and basslines. Inspired by the 1954 novel of the same name featuring an evil young girl with sinister motives, CSC invites you to forget your humility and...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Dec 21 2018
  • Homegrown Heroes

    OG urban tracks and wicked world beats all night from some of the dopest selectors and DJ’s plus a couple MC’s spitting hot fire. Be sure to catch the Homegrown Heroes as this is a rare chance to see Far East Lion, The Rumpus and Come...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Fri Dec 21 2018
  • A Sharpshooters Christmas Story

    Sharpshooters are spreading the Christmas cheer by mixing all of your favorite holiday themes with a bit of barbed wire and a healthy dose of hip hop at one of Shanghai's newest destinations, Dash. Free.
    • Nightlife | DASH | on Fri Dec 21 2018
  • Friday Night Comedy Showcase

    Laugh away Christmas Eve Eve Eve Eve at CAGES Bar and Sports drinking their mulled wine under their colossal heaters as you laugh at some of Shanghai's finest comedians, including Magners International Comedy Competition finalist Evan...
  • Modern Sky LAB Christmas Special Party

    Modern Sky Lab and Say Yes are throwing a lineup of underground, alternative and hard-nosed acts for special Christmas Show. There's Giant Swan , the heavy, acerbic, aggressive electronic dance music drawing deep from Bristol's musical...
  • Metal Christmas Karaoke Contest

    Shanghai's mecca of metal Inferno is keepin' it heavy this holiday season with its “Metal Christmas Karaoke Contest”. Contestants can choose either a classic Christmas tune to massacre in their own metal style, or any metal/rock/punk...
  • DJ Tiger Ming

    DJ Tiger Ming is no stranger to the Malaysian electronic dance music scene over the recent years. Despite his young age, he has earn his spot at the turntable, spinning alongside with the likes of Carnage, Sidney Samson, SCNDL, MASHD N...
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Sat Dec 22 2018
  • Ozone's 80's Disco Party

    DJ Ozone (San Francisco) plays only original, vinyl records, from the 1980s. It's fun, silly, carefree party music -- 1980s synth-pop, Italo disco, post-punk, old school hip hop and electro. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Dec 22 2018
  • Multiple Shades

    LYF’s Jode will be throwing down some very deep, pretty loungy house type stuff every Saturday in cozy little Karma, (with no laptops in the vicinity). 11pm until 3. Free.
    • Nightlife | Karma | on Sat Dec 22 2018
  • Christmas Special

    Get in the Christmas spirit this year with Comedy UN's festive lineup featuring Magner's International Comedy Festival finalist Gene George and China International Comedy Festival finalist Kurt Dunsing. 70rmb.
  • Christmas Night

    Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at M1NT's Christmas Night party. 100rmb including a drink.
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Sat Dec 22 2018
  • Riddim'n'Vibe

    RnV roll into C’s Bar to bust out the D&B and Jungle sounds along with some old skool classics mixed in for good measure. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | C's | on Sat Dec 22 2018
  • Bendo Na Bendo

    The last Bendo Na Bendo party of the year with DJ Chux from Nigeria and Rwanda, and DJ Gerrybeatz from Zimbabwe playing afrobeat, hip hop, dancehall and reggae. A special Christmas edition with lucky draw, afrobeat dance contest and...
  • Merry Christmas Night Market

    A Christmas market for those who don't sleep early. Basement dive C's gets into the Christmas action with a night market, a dj, and food, crafts and vintage jewellery and clothing.
    • Community, Nightlife | C's | on Sun Dec 23 2018
  • Tacky Christmas

    Ugly Christmas sweater party/ competition. Come in your finest sweaters and enjoy 15rmb tequila shots all evening.
  • Orange Sparkling Wine Night – PAELLAS Shanghai One-man Live

    PAELLAS are a four-man band out of Tokyo, riding that hot alt/indie wave. Composed of MATTON (vocals), bisshi (bass), Ryosuke (drums) and Satoshi (guitar), they're already known for their slickly-produced and evocative music videos,...
  • Hyatt On The Bund's Festive Feasts

    The Hyatt has a cornucopia of New Year's and Christmas specials, offers and set menus at all of their F&B outlets prepared for the final days of 2018. Check the SmartTicket link below for the full details, hours and prices. There are a...
  • Jingle Balls, A XXX-Mas Spectacular

    This holiday season Candor’s Ballroom is proud to present “Jingle Balls, A XXX-Mas Spectacular”, forget all those commercial events and celebrate the season in style. This Christmas Eve put on your weave and don your holiday apparel...
  • Christmas Eve Party

    Celebrate the festive season with breathtaking views of the city, down both sides of the Huangpu River and beyond. 200rmb per person including two drinks.
  • Christmas Eve Party

    This Christmas Eve, a live band will ensure a festive atmosphere and there are lucky draw prizes waiting to be won. The restaurants offers Christmas Eve tickets for 198rmb that include 2 drinks, which can be chosen from 0.5 L Paulaner...
  • Fiesta de Navidad

    Special Guest Julia will sing her way into your hearts and put you in the Christmas mood. 120rmb per person entry gets you two drinks including Margarita, True Legend Craft Beer, House Wine or Prosecco. Starts 7pm.
  • Multiple Shades, Christmas Eve

    Jode from LYF will be getting you all warm and fuzzy with Christmas cheer by throwing down a bunch of deep house beats from 11pm onwards. Free.
    • Nightlife | Karma | on Mon Dec 24 2018
  • Christmas Night

    Give your gift of a good time and celebrate Christmas night with Celia. 100rmb.
  • Christmas Eve Party

    DJ Nicky J kicks off the party at Sasha's. Special deals on drinks, starting at 10pm. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Sasha's | on Mon Dec 24 2018
  • RnV pres. Spectrum

    This multi genre party checks in at Dada with the kick, snare, bass. Shake it on the dancefloor and revel in the sound waves of Reggae, Dubstep, Jungle and Drum & Bass. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Dec 27 2018
  • Barbarism Vol. 11

    The monthly club night for civilized barbarians! BARBARISM is an escape for those who work hard all week and need to experience rawness and real feelings. Expect dancefloor-filling and boundary-pushing pop and hip hop, forgotten...
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Fri Dec 28 2018

    Russian DJ and owner of Perfect House Recordings makes his Shanghai debut at all-night boom boom room Celia. 200rmb.
  • Multiple Shades

    LYF’s Jode will be throwing down some very deep, pretty loungy house type stuff every Saturday in cozy little Karma, (with no laptops in the vicinity). 11pm until 3. Free.
    • Nightlife | Karma | from Dec 29 until Mar 2 2019
  • Fizz! by Snap!

    Unwind and celebrate with the boys of SNAP! after the last working day of 2018. Free entry.
  • Stand-Up Comedy Showcase

    Featuring Hong Kong International Comedy Festival runner-up, Storm Xu, and international touring comedian, Barney Rivera. 70rmb.
  • Gold New Year's Eve

    Bar Rouge turns gold to ring in 2019 with an opulent extravaganza. Dress up and glitter on the terrace as they count down the last seconds of 2018 and spray the new year with Champagne. Tickets sold in phases, from 250rmb and up. On the...
  • A Night of Stars | Interactive Cabaret at McKinnon Hotel

    A special way to see in the new year at Punchdrunk’s award-winning theatrical experience Sleep No More . The immersive show tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. On December 31, the McKinnon Hotel...
  • La Boum NYE

    Fun and fabulous, sizzling and sparkling, Mr & Mrs Bund's iconic New Year’s Eve house party takes you into a shining start of 2019. Dress code: Disco Chic. 200rmb for entrance with a glass of Champagne, or 100rmb without without the...
  • Disco Heaven V New Year's Eve Party

    MVP Events throws a huge NYE bash on the 91st floor of one of the highest towers in the world. The ticket includes free-flow tapas, finger food, canapés, champagne Veuve Clicquot and a host of others spirits, all night long, plus free...
  • Samba De New Year’s Eve Party

    MVP Events are throwing together a tropical party at Sir Elly's Restaurant & Bar to pass the fast few hours of 2018 and first couple in 2019! Escape the winter chill, pretend it's Ibiza, see in the New Year with Latin beats, house music...
  • DJ Zimmer

    Special guest from well known French label Roche Musique lights things up for what will be one of the big New Year's parties in Shanghai.
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Mon Dec 31 2018
  • Elevator Out | New Year's Rave

    Elevator goes up and out into 2019, taking over the concrete mass of Xspace with a lineup of China-based house and techno wizards. VOID's Shanghai Ultra brings back his slamming hardware live set, expect monster 909 rhythms and raw synth...
    • Nightlife | XSpace | on Mon Dec 31 2018
  • Into The Wild POP NYE

    Party on the seventh floor of Three on the Bund to ring in 2019, with a 10pm-2am bash with free-flow booze. Eat dinner at a Three on the Bund restaurant before and get a special deal of 488rmb per person for entry. Otherwise, 588rmb each.
  • New Year's Eve

    Ring in the new year with a 5-course gastronomic dinner including a champagne shower and free flow on wine, standard mixers all night for 698rmb per person (available on presales only). Or make it pop with the champagne shower for 548rmb...
    • Dining, Nightlife | Kartel | on Mon Dec 31 2018
  • Super Soul Show NYE

    Funk & Soul! One. More. Time, for Twenty Eighteen. Glide into the New Year with SHAKE's full band, guest singers, horns, drums, cocktails, and dancefloor madness. Fix up, look sharp, and get down. Dinner from 6pm. Cover: 180rmb. RSVP...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Mon Dec 31 2018
  • New Year's Eve Party

    Party on the roof of IAPM. Enjoy the full range of free-flow, including beer, wine and house pour mixers – take the chance to cheers at midnight with sparkling Chandon wine, included on the drinks menu. Drinks start at 9.30pm until late....
  • Minimalist New Years Eve

    The Minimalist crew bring three heavy hitting UK based DJ’s and producers: Posthuman (I love Acid, Chiwax), Jozef K (Acid Test, Last Night On Earth) & Jigsaw (Gottwood, Burning Man, Rinse FM). Will A and his Minimalist DJ cohorts fill up...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Mon Dec 31 2018
  • Lose Your Face NYE

    LYF’s Jode and Beardslap lock down the Parrot on NYE to see you into 2019 with lashings of bass-laden house music and more with a bunch of sweaty festive cheer shots, cheap drinks before 1am and solid tunes for the underground...
  • 2019 House Party

    House party at The Middle House for New Year's. Limited pre-sale tickets are 788rmb per person. Once sold out, tickets will be 988rmb each. Tickets include a selection of canapés and free-flowing Champagne (from 23:00 to 01:00), wines,...
  • Alter. NYE Party

    Alter takes over restaurant seul&SEUL for NYE, with DJs Freddie Glitch (Sinmmusik/Amsterdam) Frau, Tobias Patrick, Tom Price, Enzo Grasso, and Daodao. 250rmb on the door.
  • New Year Eve

    Dance through the night with the techno-heads of the city. 100rmb.
  • Countdown on the Bund

    Ring in the New Year on the Bund with good champagne and plenty of bling. New club 3 1/3 is throwing a bash, with a 250rmb entry fee on the door, or 150rmb pre-sale, including a drink.
  • New Year Eve Party

    Raise a glass (over and over) for a good 2018 and a great 2019 with the fashionistas and clublife peeps of M1NT. 200rmb including a drink.
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Mon Dec 31 2018
  • Twink

    The year of the dog is already starting to look like something only the best lysergic freak out can achieve. In the first week of the hound, Twink (John Alder), the legendary pioneer and 73 year old veteran of England's psychedelic...
  • Newnoise Pres. Envy 2019 China Tour

    Iconic Japanese post-hardcore band ENVY is coming to Shanghai's MAO Livehouse. Formed in 1992, they've produced six studio albums to date, the last being 2015's "Atheist's Cornea," and toured with the likes of Mogwai, Deafheaven and many...
  • envy China Tour 2019

    Iconic Japanese band ENVY encompasses a sound where intensity and beauty coexists. Standing on the foreground of the Japanese underground scene, these legends have recorded over a dozen of albums and with each album since their...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Fri Jan 18 2019