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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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Jun
20
  • Utopian Beach III

    A mid-week house music party down at C's for all night clubbers who can't wait for the weekend. DJs Either/Or, Tofu, and Lemonade on the decks. Starts 10pm. No cover.
    • Nightlife | C's | Today
  • Found 158 Budweiser Light Up The FIFA World Cup Viewing Party

    Budweiser as the official beer sponsor for FIFA World Cup is hosting a live viewing experience at Found 158 with 4 x Super Large LED Screens and various interactive games. Purchase Budweiser, watch the match and stand a chance to win...
    • Nightlife, Sports & Recreation | Found 158 | Daily until Jun 24 2018
  • el Ocho Guest Bartender

    Tymon Straburzyński, with an impresive curriculum behind the bar (see the flyer), will be bartending at el Ocho from 8pm till midnight with a secret menu of concoctions.
  • Rock 'N' Roll Cinema: 'This Band is So Gorgeous'

    Nine years ago, Sham 69 was the first early punk band to do a legit DIY tour of China. This documentary details the tour, including the friction in the band that eventually lead to it being split into two. It has what looks like rare...
  • Kung Fu Komedy pres. Matt Davis

    Comedian Matt Davis has been touring since he was 17, and has logged a pretty good record of work with the likes of Dave Chapelle, Kevin Pollack, and more. Matt has toured the world with his show and now he's back in Shanghai for a...
  • Candor pres. ‘Burlesque’

    Throughout February be sure to swing on by for Candor’s latest show, “Burlesque”. Based on the 2010 film with the same name starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, this show has everything you could want on a sultry stage. When a...
  • Models Night

    You know the drill. It's ladies night again at M1NT with MVP presents hosting the show. Special performances and DJs, along with the free drinks until 11.30pm with the password "MVP" at the door. For table reservations, hit up 158 0034...
    • Nightlife | M1NT | Today
Jun
21
  • Found 158 Budweiser Light Up The FIFA World Cup Viewing Party

    Budweiser as the official beer sponsor for FIFA World Cup is hosting a live viewing experience at Found 158 with 4 x Super Large LED Screens and various interactive games. Purchase Budweiser, watch the match and stand a chance to win...
    • Nightlife, Sports & Recreation | Found 158 | Daily until Jun 24 2018
  • Three Is The Magic Number Vol. 2

    For one night each month, Colin Tait and the Shake bar team remix three classic three-ingredient cocktails, paired with curated playlists of funk and soul samples from classic hip hop albums. Each cocktail involves painstaking techniques...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Thu Jun 21, 2018
  • Yeti Dis:ko pres. Ivan Smagghe

    Yeti Dis:ko makes it debut at ALL Shanghai, harking back to the infamous Shelter debut 4 years ago with Ivan Smagghe. "Long regarded as your favorite DJ’s favorite DJ, Ivan Smagghe comes from an older school of spinning: Gloriously...
    • Nightlife | ALL Club | on Thu Jun 21, 2018
  • Fete De La Musique

    Bar Rouge and MVP Events with John Jam Session are throwing one of the major official Shanghai parties at Bar Rouge for La Fete de la Musique. Live music with John Jam Session Band will revisit the most French and International popular...
    • Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Thu Jun 21, 2018
  • Ministry of Negroni 8th Edition

    Funkadeli's monthly Ministry of Negroni is back on June 21, this time with guest bartenders from Shanghai Love Brewing Company. Shanghai Love founder and CEO Kia Parsai and key team member Sean Shao (also does the night shift at Atelier...
  • Arkham pres. Nobody Wants To Dance Vol.2

    "What’s a dance floor if there is no dancing? With too many shows of people standing around, Arkham’s NOBODY WANTS TO DANCE is all about letting loose and enjoying the music by dancing with friends, strangers, or by yourself. This party...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Thu Jun 21, 2018
  • Candor pres. ‘Burlesque’

    Throughout February be sure to swing on by for Candor’s latest show, “Burlesque”. Based on the 2010 film with the same name starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, this show has everything you could want on a sultry stage. When a...
  • Sham 69 [Tim V. Version] w/Loudspeaker, DJ BO

    This event has been canceled. Nine years after being the first major punk band to do a legit full tour of China, Sham 69 is back...basically. It features singer Tim V [singer since 2007] and drummer Ian Whitewood [since 1987] and...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Thu Jun 21, 2018
Jun
22
  • World Cup of Beer

    Enjoy all games of the World Cup on big screens at World of Beer and at the same time get regular Happy Hour prices on beers and food during the World Cup games. Watch all games live. Free entry.
  • Found 158 Budweiser Light Up The FIFA World Cup Viewing Party

    Budweiser as the official beer sponsor for FIFA World Cup is hosting a live viewing experience at Found 158 with 4 x Super Large LED Screens and various interactive games. Purchase Budweiser, watch the match and stand a chance to win...
    • Nightlife, Sports & Recreation | Found 158 | Daily until Jun 24 2018
  • Big D Airways

    Welcome aboarD the inaugural flight of Big D Airways. It's going to be a bumpy riDe. CanDor's Ballroom presents a world tour, with a host of talenteD stewarDesses exposing you to all of the hiDDen jewels their home countries have to...
  • Split Works Presents: Suuns

    "Suuns make eerily beautiful, meticulously played music that embraces opposites and makes a virtue of cognitive dissonance. Their songs hold secrets that are revealed only on close listening. Their music finds space and silence sitting...
  • Rock Steady Jamboree

    Lace up your shitkickers, rude boy, it’s the return of Specter’s trad ska night from Shanghai’s favorite working class son, Gregor of Idle Beats. Local selectahs bringing down some rock steady, traditional ska, two tone, and maybe a...
    • Nightlife | Specters | on Fri Jun 22, 2018
  • Upstream Gaze - Noise/Shoegaze/Psychedelic Festival Vol. 2

    Modern Sky Lab is gathering a handful of top-notch bands from this neck of the woods for a festival dedicated to the power of sound. On the ticket are Kingdom of Rain (Taiwan), an electronic, trip-hop, post-punk revival trio that's...
  • SM Night

    "When Rainbow bought this huge villa where she developed the Mansion, she discovered a dark and gloomy basement where she built a prison. An appropriate environment for an SM night, right?" Sure. The Mansion invites Deeperjoy members, a...
  • Lose Your Face

    Jode returns from the UK for a flying visit with a bunch of house, breaks and bass to move the late night crowd of The Parrot. Joined by Beardslap, expect a hot and sweaty night of chunky low frequencies that shake the dancefloor. Starts...
  • Seven Entertainment pres. DJ Kentaro

    Ninja Tunes Ninja DJ, Kentaro returns to Shang-wika-wika-wika-hai. World class turntabalism from the master. 100rmb pre-sales; 150rmb at the door. Starts 10pm.
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Fri Jun 22, 2018
  • STIR pres. Ansome

    Misloop returns from Berlin to re-ignite STIR with one of the UK's brightest burning forces in destructive techno: Ansome. "He's the perfect match for her night dedicated to darker, driving shades of intensity and ecstatic dancefloor...
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Fri Jun 22, 2018
  • Friday Night Stand-Up Comedy Showcase

    This Friday the Shanghai Comedy Club presents a stand-up comedy showcase featuring some of the very best comics Shanghai's booming comedy scene has to offer. Including among others Magners International Comedy Competition finalist Gene...
  • Staying Out for the Summer

    Modern Life is Rubbish returns under a new name to mark the summer. Expect classic tracks and rare tunes spanning the last 50 years of Indie, Britpop, Mod and Soul. Extended happy hour until 12pm. Runs 9pm - late, no cover charge.
  • Samajam: Kids Participatory Musical Experience

    A 100% interactive musical experience where the audience is the show! Samajam, a Quebecois company that usually runs training workshops, has introduced a show for families, creating musical happenings with the help of their audiences....
  • Movie Night: 'Mr Turner'

    It's movie night at Sip N Paint. They will be showing the movie Mr Turner which is an exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life. 50rmb (including a glass of wine or a bottle...
    • Community, Nightlife | Sip'n'Paint | on Fri Jun 22, 2018
Jun
23
  • Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman) & Keith Streng (Fleshtones) China Tour w/ Round Eye

    Radios Appear! DENIZ TEK, guitarist for famed Australian 1970s punk pioneers Radio Birdman, will be touring the mainland of China for the first time this June as part of his promotional tour of the world celebrating the newly released...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Jun 23, 2018
  • Alter. - Pool Party

    The heat's settling in for real, so the only thing to do is to plant your roots firmly on a sun bed, dip your toes in the pool every couple of minutes, and sip drinks where ice features prominently. Add a pounding live soundtrack, one of...
  • Fiesta de San Juan

    "San Juan is a festival celebrated on June 23rd, a magical night that welcomes the summer season. The celebration takes place during the biggest night of the year; the summer solstice. It is a celebration that is usually held on the...
    • Nightlife | Tomatito | on Sat Jun 23, 2018
  • Found 158 Budweiser Light Up The FIFA World Cup Viewing Party

    Budweiser as the official beer sponsor for FIFA World Cup is hosting a live viewing experience at Found 158 with 4 x Super Large LED Screens and various interactive games. Purchase Budweiser, watch the match and stand a chance to win...
    • Nightlife, Sports & Recreation | Found 158 | Daily until Jun 24 2018
  • Big D Airways

    Welcome aboarD the inaugural flight of Big D Airways. It's going to be a bumpy riDe. CanDor's Ballroom presents a world tour, with a host of talenteD stewarDesses exposing you to all of the hiDDen jewels their home countries have to...
  • Mutant Beach

    Summertime fun at Specters with the return of the MUTANT BEACH party. Classic surf rock vibes into international exotica and a little cumbia to get the dancefloor moving. Shanghai Soul Club’s Baron Von West is joined by Nico, playing...
    • Nightlife | Specters | on Sat Jun 23, 2018
  • Art After Dark

    Tank Shanghai Art Center hosts a night of art, music, and beer at its Project Space. Featuring DJ Frau, free flow draft beer from The Boxing Cat Brewery and their Art Patrons exhibition, you’ll find like-minded aficionados mingling and...
  • China Social Club - Fanmail

    China Social Club is celebrating their fans by having a Chinese fan party. DJs Frau and PCJ will be playing a mix of house, disco, acid and breaks to heat you up and melt you down. Stay cool with China Social Club custom designed fans in...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Jun 23, 2018
  • Arkham pres. Jackal (Mad Decent)

    Mikey Pennington, best known by his artist name Jackal, is a 23 year-old music producer and DJ originally from England. Since the release of his track "Shakedown", Jackal's presence in electronic dance music has quickly risen and...
  • British Invasion: The Shanghai Beatles Live

    The Pearl cabaret club hosts a British Invasion party with Beatles tribute act The Shanghai Beatles cycling through the classics of all eras of the Fab Four. No entry fee. Happy hour from 6pm; show at 8pm.
    • Nightlife | The Pearl | on Sat Jun 23, 2018
  • The Rooster's 5th Annual Scooter Wash

    Temperatures are picking up, so it's time to bring out some buckets and get ready for our 5th Annual Scooter Wash, this time benefitting Heart 2 Heart Shanghai/ 100rmb for a scooter wash and a beer. 3pm.
  • Dutch Djs Flying High

    Dutch electronic dance music on the agenda for The Mansion this Saturday night. Guests coming in special from Holland to show you how it's done on their floors. 10pm to 1am, 100rmb cover includes 5 drinks. 1am to 3am, 100rmb includes 3...
Jun
24
  • Found 158 Budweiser Light Up The FIFA World Cup Viewing Party

    Budweiser as the official beer sponsor for FIFA World Cup is hosting a live viewing experience at Found 158 with 4 x Super Large LED Screens and various interactive games. Purchase Budweiser, watch the match and stand a chance to win...
    • Nightlife, Sports & Recreation | Found 158 | Daily until Jun 24 2018
Jun
27
  • Rock 'N' Roll Cinema: 'Rock, Rock, Rock'

    One of the first exploitation rock movies, the whole movie has a barely-there plot which serves as an excuse for what the people are really there for: to see rare footage of early rock stars (Chuck Berry, Johnny Burnette, LaVern Baker,...
    • Community, Nightlife | The Hoy Hoy | on Wed Jun 27, 2018
Jun
28
  • World Cup of Beer

    Enjoy all games of the World Cup on big screens at World of Beer and at the same time get regular Happy Hour prices on beers and food during the World Cup games. Watch all games live. Free entry.
  • Tomasz Guiddo (Compost Records)

    Globetrotting DJ, music producer and sound designer whose discography includes tracks released on world's most influential indie record labels such as Compost, Beats In Space, Ostgut Ton, Sonar Kollektiv, Mule Musiq, Connaisseur, Luv...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Jun 28, 2018
  • Girls Night Out

    MVP Events brings hosts Girls Night Out with sponsors Green Massage at Bar Rouge. This week girls can win a voucher to have a luxury massage. From 9.30pm, free cocktails and manicure for ladies, with Summer-K on the tunes. Free entry...
    • Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Thu Jun 28, 2018
  • Arkham pres. Hip Hop Night Vol.13

    Arkham hosts a hip hop night for the kids every Thursday. New school and old school rhymes and beats from rotating from the likes of Come Correct Crew, Preme, DJ Caution, T-Plus, DJ Dead, 1STER, MMQ, KURUPT, JOE, a whole bunch. A whole...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Thu Jun 28, 2018
Jun
29
  • Summer Soirée feat. Frank Bray

    Get ready for a fabulous Summer Soirée, with New York's own Frank Bray stealing the limelight, singing Sinatra melodies throughout the evening. Set in the glitzy glamor of Club 3 1/3 at Three on the Bund, the band starts playing at 7pm,...
  • World Cup of Beer

    Enjoy all games of the World Cup on big screens at World of Beer and at the same time get regular Happy Hour prices on beers and food during the World Cup games. Watch all games live. Free entry.
  • Motorbike Maximum Rock ’n’ Soul… From Hell! 

    From the makers of the Shanghai Soul Club comes MOTORBIKE MAXIMUM ROCK ’N’ SOUL, an all-vinyl party dedicated to spinning heavy fuel wax from nuggets era bands — The Seeds, Electric Prunes, 13th Floor Elevators, Count Five, the Music...
    • Nightlife | Specters | on Fri Jun 29, 2018
  • Scream! The MJ Tribute Show

    The only Michael Jackson tribute show you'll ever need. Singer Courtney Knott and The Shanghai Sheiks have spent months preparing for this one. Expect a wild show full of original arrangements, deep album cuts, and of course, all the MJ...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Jun 29 and Jun 30, 2018
  • Barbarism Vol. 6

    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 new hip hop, familiar vocals in strange new contexts, and songs you...
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Fri Jun 29, 2018
  • I Love '80s

    Unico and MVP Events hosts the latest edition of their retro 80s night. " Tease your hair, wear your favorite puffy sleeves, oversized shirts and don’t forget your legendary Converse to dance all night long with your favorite timeless...
    • Nightlife | Unico | on Fri Jun 29, 2018
Jun
30
  • World Cup of Beer

    Enjoy all games of the World Cup on big screens at World of Beer and at the same time get regular Happy Hour prices on beers and food during the World Cup games. Watch all games live. Free entry.
  • Canada Day 2018

    The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is hosting a street festival for the celebration of Canada's 151st birthday. "Mark your calendars and join us at Waitanyuan for a day filled with great Canadian food, live performances, art and fun...
  • July 4 Celebration

    Shanghai Slim's is celebrating US Independence Day a bit early. They're hosting in a live band in their outdoor location, and a special food and drink menu. (See the flyer for details.) 350rmb.
    • Dining, Nightlife | SH Slim's | on Sat Jun 30, 2018
Jul
1
  • Tom Trago | Alter. Rooftop Party Season Finale

    Alter's last rooftop party of the season is on the horizon. Here's your last chance to soak up the sounds and delights of one of Shanghai's best rooftops. For the grand season finale, they're bringing in Tom Trago from Amsterdam, the...
  • MVP Rooftop Pool Party

    MVP Events hosts you summer pool party every Sunday from 12pm to 6pm at Pudong Shangri-La. The event is on he terrace and poolside located on the 5th floor of the hote. Live Djs, drinks, fun, and sun. Cover Charge: from 12 to 1pm 100rmb,...
Jul
7
  • dART pres. rRoxymore China Tour

    rRoxymore’s music is "an intriguing, one-off blend of contrasting textures – organic and synthetic, icy and warm – a fresh step in dance music. After many a lauded set at festivals like Dekmantel, Intonal, Melt and MUTEK, (and a runway...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Jul 7, 2018
Jul
13
  • Theo Von Live in Shanghai

    Here comes Theo Von, dubbed ‘One of the funniest comics working today’ by Joe Rogan, Theo can be seen on his Netflix special NO OFFENSE as well as his recent appearances on @Midnight, Inside Amy Schumer and Why? with Hannibal Burress....