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  • NOISEShanghai

    On Thursday the longest running experimental group going, NoiseShanghai is hosting 6 ear-piercing acts. Leading the pack are performance art noise group Torturing Nurse sharing the small stage with Chinese Blender, Second River (w/...
    Nightlife | Chair Club | Today
  • Dolly Does David - A Burlesque Tribute To Bowie

    Not just Shanghai’s little Marilyn, burlesque artist and Bowie fanatic Dolly DeStory presents a titillating tribute to the late great. No entry fee. Table reservations: 5425 3696.
    Nightlife | Candor | Today
  • Meet the Masters Cocktails Nights

    The Long Bar at the Waldorf is hosting cocktail-themed nights from March 22 to March 25 featuring Chivas Regal 18-year-old scotch. Mast guest bartenders from The Nest, Speak Low, EPIC, and Hakkasan are offering custom creations and...
    Nightlife | Long Bar | Daily until Mar 25 2017
  • World Music Concert - Bone Lhamo Kyap with Caleb Ford

    Bone Lhamo Kyap will be performing with Caleb Ford, coming all the way from Berkeley California. Caleb is the awesome guitar player who features on the tracks "Mother Earth is Crying" and "This Pitiful Life," recorded by Grammy award...
    Nightlife | The Pearl | Today
  • Smash - Opening Night

    Smash is your brand new Changning go-to. It’s a place to hang in the afternoon with a coffee, beer or a wine paired with good playlists and turning into more of a bar and club vibe later on. The China Social Club boys are running the bar...
    Nightlife | Smash | on Fri Mar 24, 2017
  • Professor E's Museum of Time - Burlesque Show

    This March, Professor E and his band of time-traveling cabaret misfits will be showcasing exhibits from "Professor E's Museum of Time" at The Pearl, Shanghai. For two nights only, experience a titillating journey through time and space...
    Nightlife | The Pearl | on Mar 24 and Mar 25, 2017
  • KFK pres. Dwayne Perkins

    Dwayne Perkins returns to Shanghai for a weekend at KFK. He's appeared on Conan , the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and he released his own Netflix special "Take Note" in 2016. He performs on Friday March 24 at 9pm and Saturday March 25...
    Nightlife | The Kung Fu Komedy Club | on Mar 24 and Mar 25, 2017
  • Miki & Teasy at Craft

    Ghost of Shanghai nightlife past (Glamour Bar, Lola) T-Easy is back in town with Miki riding shotgun. They're teaming up again to bring you some good old house, Jersey House, disco, new stuff, old stuff, and lots of dancing. Starts at...
    Nightlife | Craft | on Fri Mar 24, 2017
  • SUBS China Tour 2017

    One of Beijing's most beloved punk band Subs returns to Shanghai on Friday. On a month-long tour, the three piece act lead by Kang Mao is one of China's only larger bands that have chosen not to sign on a record label (i.e. Modern Sky,...
    Nightlife | On Stage | on Fri Mar 24, 2017
  • The Fallacy

    Friday also has another one of China's best rock bands in town with The Fallacy playing Yuyintang. Straight out of Xi Xing, in the He Bei province, The Fallacy throw down a mean post-punk meets darkwave set that has been the rage of...
    Nightlife | YYT | on Fri Mar 24, 2017
  • Swedish Beer Club Party & INK

    Scandic Foods Asia is teaming up with Shanghai Tattoo to invite you to the first Swedish Beer Club of 2017. Check out the studio’s latest designs and revel in a free-flow frenzy of Swedish beer and all-you-can-eat BBQ. The Deal: 100rmb...
    Community, Dining, Nightlife | Shanghai Tattoo (Maoming Lu) | on Fri Mar 24, 2017
  • Color Session

    "Come and join us! Here will give you the most colorful crowd, the most colorful DJ team, the most COLOR wine! YEAH~ All the colorful things will meet you here! COME ON BOY! Let’s enjoy the hottest weekend together! Our slogan is: no...
    Nightlife | Lucca | on Fri Mar 24, 2017
  • Bye Bye Disco pres. Trus'me

    Beijing's Bye Bye Disco party takes the fast train down with DJ Pei being joined by Prime Numbers label head Trus'me. Last year Trus'me turned in his fourth full-length, this time veering into intergalactic techno, "Planet 4." Taking...
    Nightlife | Elevator | on Fri Mar 24, 2017
  • Theo-Man

    Resident Theo-Man is back on the decks for another all-night session at Celia after-hours club. Catchoumi, Jode support. Expect deep and techno feelings, featuring nice, long wave pads and deep tech rhythms. 60rmb cover, includes a drink.
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | on Fri Mar 24, 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
  • March Aussie Drinks

    Aussie Drinks Auscham networking event is on again at the swank Niche bar in the Westin Bund. "All guests also have the opportunity to get their hands on some fantastic raffle prizes, with proceeds supporting our CSR partner Home Sweet...
    Community, Nightlife | Niche Bar | on Fri Mar 24, 2017
  • Deep / Tech / Sax

    Time for the monthly party from the 2KC crew. Deep house and techno combined with their special guest, C.G., on the saxophone. They prepared a new set. It should be deeply ‘saxy’ and it will keep you busy a major part of the night. 10pm...
    Nightlife | C's | on Fri Mar 24, 2017
  • Sovnd of Shanghai Club Takeover - Pop Art Edition

    Observing the Basel Art Fair in Hong Kong, performance and dance group Sovnd of Shanghai is taking over Unico once again and doing a show inspired by Pop Art. "For hip-hop artists and graffiti writers, the scene is based on reality and...
    Nightlife | Unico | on Fri Mar 24, 2017
  • Dope Sessions: Reggae Dancehall Global House

    DJ Skinny Brown of Popasuda fame is on the decks again at neighborhood pub Dope Shifu, kicking out a set of far-reaching sounds. Reggae, dancehall, global house sounds. “It'll probably be the greatest night ever,” he says. Prove him...
    Nightlife | Dope Shifu | on Fri Mar 24, 2017
  • Rock Night: Rocky Suey, Revival & Wheelhouse

    Local rock bands on stage at Harley's keeping it rockin' for their rock night. Line-up: Rocky Suey, Revival, and Wheelhouse. No cover. Starts 9.30pm.
    Nightlife | Harley's Underground | on Fri Mar 24, 2017
  • Techno Train

    The Techno Train pulls into kwazy kids kastle The Mansion for another all-nighter. "Always delivering a set of dark, energetic and groove-driven techno with power, a high-energy selection of propulsive techno." Four local DJs on decks....
    Nightlife | The Mansion | on Fri Mar 24, 2017
  • 'Crazy In Love' Stage Show

    Candor presents Nargis and her incredibly lovely dancers: Anastasia One, Anna Shevel, Julia Bon Bon and Sazhina, performing an original Broadway-style stage show, Crazy In Love . 120rmb entry fee. Bookings: 5425 3696.
    Nightlife | Candor | 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
  • Tujamo

    From the biggest festivals on earth including TomorrowWorld in America, Tomorrowland in Belgium, Creamfields in the UK and Summatronic in India through to legendary venues such as New York City’s Webster Hall and Pacha, the prestigious...
    Nightlife | M2 | on Sat Mar 25, 2017
  • GNM002: WA?STE - 'Hollow Vessel' EP Release Party

    WA?STE is the moniker of Felix Idle--producer, artist & Valley Spirit Recordings label head, based out of Melbourne, Australia. He makes music that characterizes both the curiosity and content fatigue stemming from long hours online. He...
    Nightlife | Elevator | on Sat Mar 25, 2017
  • Morgan and Sacco Dance Party

    Dutch DJ duo Morgan and Sacco have worked with everyone from Hardwell and Armin van Buuren to Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Both coming from a love of music since being children, these days they’re blowing up the Amsterdam club scene...
    Nightlife | Smash | on Sat Mar 25, 2017
  • Austin Powers and the Swinging 60's Party

    Join the Rotary Club of Shanghai for an International Night of Mystery. DJs, dancing, silent auctions. Fun, Fun, Fun and a finger lickin' buffet dinner. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed groovy costumes. Ticket price 680rmb per...
    Dining, Nightlife | Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre | on Sat Mar 25, 2017
  • Gonggongong

    In Basement 6, musicians GONG GONG GONG gonna bring 2 sets: first half they gonna make an improvised and psychadelic performance "according to whatever they feel in the dungeon cave"; second half will be more song-oriented. Check the...
    Nightlife | Basement6 | on Sat Mar 25, 2017
  • Fizzy Pop

    "LUCCA is about to fly your good mood! COME ON! Drink&Dance with us! We will feed your ears with the shocked&strongest DJ music!! HEY BOY~ Enjoy the wonderful moment! Come here with your friends, join us this weekend carnival! We're all...
    Nightlife | Lucca | on Sat Mar 25, 2017
  • Loudspeaker, Ugly Girls, Daseven

    Long running Chinese punk band Loudspeaker stop by Harley's Underground on Saturday for a night of rock n roll and Ugly Girls. By Ugly Girls I mean of course the best riot grrl punk band going in Shanghai, who are also sharing the bill....
    Nightlife | Harley's Underground | on Sat Mar 25, 2017
  • 'Generation Young' New Bands Night

    Mao Livehouse hosts in a slew of younger rock and pop bands to share the stage. This is the next generation of stars. Line-up: Beat Generation 1980s, Tracers, Evolution, The Flying Game. 60rmb pre-sale; 80rmb at the door.
    Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sat Mar 25, 2017
  • Night Tripper

    "In the 60’s we used to be day-trippers with The Beatles, anno 2017 people have evolved into Night Trippers. To mix it up we organise an electronic music party anno 2017 with visuals and decoration from the 60s!" Expect a far-out time....
    Nightlife | The Mansion | on Sat Mar 25, 2017
  • International House of Poets Zine Launch

    Shanghai poetry collective International House of Poets is launching its second poetry zine at Daliah on Saturday. There will be readings from local poets from 6pm followed by open mic, and copies of the zine will be given away for free....
    Arts, Community, Nightlife | Daliah | on Sat Mar 25, 2017
  • Riddim 'n' Vibe

    Riddim 'N' Vibe is back shaking C's this march for the second installment of their new monthly event. Local talents Resinate, Rabbit and Shohei will supply the best in drum & bass from across the spectrum. No cover. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | C's | on Sat Mar 25, 2017
  • Love Alive by Velvet Robot

    Synthy new wave, darkwave, and more from Velvet Robot as she brings her Love Alive party to Craft. No entry fee. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | Craft | on Sat Mar 25, 2017
  • Fiesta

    The Fiesta is back on at Bar Rouge with another night on the Bund of champagne bottle cracking and themed performers keeping it hot, hot, hot. Get ready for a muy buena Noche Latina topped by the beats of DJ Tuto. Free entry until...
    Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Sat Mar 25, 2017
  • SHFT. pres. Lacychu & Louie Louie

    This month Louie Louie and SHFT. resident Lacychu team up to put on a swaggy night at Dope Shifu. Expect healthy doses of future bass, chill trap, and tropical goodness. No cover. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | Dope Shifu | on Sat Mar 25, 2017
  • Notorious Bling

    Le Cafe des Stagiaires plays hip hop dress-up with their Notorious Bling party. People questionably dressing up in snapbacks and big dollar signs "to celebrate real Hip Hop like back in the days!" DJ Kommi and DJ Monnet on decks. No...
    Nightlife | Le Cafe des Stagiaires (Wuding Lu) | on Sat Mar 25, 2017
  • 'Double the Pleasure' - The Cabaret at Candor

    Beautiful girls back on stage at Candor. "This time they are bringing the sexy customized cabaret show inspired by Crazy Horse Paris. Mixed style with bold and unique costumes, original choreographed moves and fun atmosphere for a...
    Nightlife | Candor | on Sat Mar 25, 2017
  • Ellbe Chan (HK)

    Hong Kong-based DJ Ellbe Chan is the special guest at after-hours techno club Celia. Support duties by Theo Man. Goes late, late, late until early, early, early. 100rmb entry fee, includes a drink.
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | on Sat Mar 25, 2017
  • Ark Rock Festival

    Inferno hosts a line-up so big and beefy, they're calling it a festival. 120rmb entry gets you a full dance card of hard rock and metal from China a beyond. On stage: The Crow (Ger), Psyclopus, Inferno Requiem, Suld, and more. Wear...
    Nightlife | Inferno | on Sun Mar 26, 2017
  • Space Out!: Radiohead 'A Moon Shaped Pool'

    Space Out! album listening party brings in a big name and a big cinematic album for March: Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool. The band… What is there to say about Radiohead? You either love them or you don’t. Thom Yorke’s voice… the...
    Nightlife | Elevator | on Sun Mar 26, 2017
  • F1 Live Promotion - 'We Pay Your Bill'

    The Caxton, the new sports bar on Dagu Lu is showing the races, and if you can guess the top three finishers at their screening, they'll pay your bill up to 500rmb. For reservations call 5888 7258.
    Nightlife, Sports | The Caxton | from Mar 26 until Apr 7, 2017
  • Dee Archer EP Release - 'From Paradise'

    La Maison hosts the celebration of Dee Archer's new EP, From Paradise . Produced by Dee and Nate Wingfield -- renowned guitarist from "The Family Stone" (Sly & The Family Stone), From Paradise serves up Dee's classic soulful...
    Dining, Nightlife | La Maison | on Wed Mar 29, 2017
  • Bassjackers

    The duo exploded onto the scene and in 2011 their dancefloor bomb “Mush Mush” was picked up by Tiësto and released on his label Musical Freedom. The track dominated the Beatport top 10 chart for over two months and was one of the biggest...
    Nightlife | Fusion (Nightclub) | on Fri Mar 31, 2017
  • Major Lazer Live in Shanghai

    The dancehall-inspired trio comprised of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire will be bringing their diverse sound to MYST on April 8. Catch Major Lazer just before their fourth studio album Music is the Weapon is released. Big tings,...
    Nightlife | MYST | on Sat Apr 8, 2017
  • Alcest 'Kodama' China Tour 2017

    New Noise invites French blackgazers Alcest back to China to present their new album Kodama . Alcest has been widely praised for innovating metal music by adding translucent acoustic guitars, sky-shaking thunderheads of distortion, and...
    Nightlife | MAO LH | on Fri Apr 14, 2017
  • Cloud Nothings

    Ohio indie rock band Cloud Nothings makes their Shanghai debut at Yuyintang. The band is in town behind their latest album, 2017's Life Without Sound . Expect some jangly, indie rawk tunage. Tickets TBD. Lao Ayi on support duties....
    Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Apr 15, 2017
  • Split Works pres. Cloud Nothings

    Split Works brings in American indie rock band Cloud Nothings for a night of pedal-to-the-floor, tension-igniting rock 'n' roll. Their sound veers fun, frenetic and crisp; expect lots of crunchy guitars and hammering drums. Tickets are...
    Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Apr 15, 2017
  • Amiina (Iceland) 2017 China Tour

    The string quartet of Sigur Rós will be performing an original live score to the 1913 film “Fantômas”, as well as performing their most popular songs from their highly acclaimed records. With their latest album “Fantômas”, amiina shows a...
    Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sat Apr 22, 2017
  • China International Comedy Festival

    Kung Fu Komedy's China International Comedy Festival returns with international and local comedians vying for first place to win money, glory, and bookings at comedy clubs in Los Angeles and New York. The festival features a local heat...
    Community, Nightlife | The Kung Fu Komedy Club | from Apr 24 until May 1, 2017
  • Strawberry Festival

    Strawberry Festival returns to Shanghai for three days, April 29 to May 1. Line-up TBA.
    Nightlife | Expo Park | from Apr 29 until May 1, 2017