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  • YETI pres. Silk Road Sounds Experience

    As creative tribes from the East and West continue to intertwine both online and offline, Yeti Out launches it’s record label; Silk Road Sounds paying homage to local regions through innovative sampling. Silk Road Sounds Vol 1 merged...
  • Sevdaliza Shanghai Concert

    Born in Tehran and raised in Amsterdam, Sevdaliza's a self-taught singer, songwriter, director and composer. Her enigmatic tunes create rhythmic, tension-filled mood music that could score a neon-bathed film noir. Indeed, she's produced...
  • Candor pres. 'Black Mirror'

    This coming March hosts a brand new Cabaret show with Dark Circus Experience -- 'Black Mirror" -- a tantalizing stage show about the demons that devour us. Don't miss out on this exciting new cabaret and burlesque stage act from...
  • Afrobund

    Afrobund presents Los Angeles DJ / Producer Jose Marquez throwing a mix of global rhythms with Afro-Latin soul, accompanied by Thomas Dyani on Live Percussion and Warm up by DJ S.Kiv. Global rhythms on The Bund. G&T free-flow from...
    • Nightlife | Unico | Today
  • Juke Joint w/DJ B.O

    The Hoy Hoy is Shanghai's latest cocktail sipping destination, and best chance to soak in the 1950s vibes with the sounds of vintage rockabilly music. While it might be in its soft opening phase, get your first (and only?) chance to see...
  • Vinyl Night + RGB Silent Disco Battle

    Mansion basement club will be banging vinyl only for Friday night with three DJs who together share of 60 years of DJ experience: Mantis, DJ/prometer in Shenzhen, Allan Marshall, Yeti Shanghai and Fane, Mansion Resident. The 1st floor...
  • VOID: Bizango

    "The Bizango ritual is perceived to be one of the most secretive rituals throughout history. Its most widely known ritual in popular culture is the procedure that turns a living person into a state known as 'Zombie'." This coming Void...
  • Rockin' Thrice

    Hard rockers Limousine return to Mao Livehouse to host "Rockin Thrice". Support from popular ska act Moleman and Nu Metal group Second Son. 80rmb at the door.
  • DJ Toy

    DJ TOY bridges hip hop, R&B, dance and sounds of the global underground. She has played opening sets for artists such as Higher Brothers, Howie Lee, Bohan Phoenix, J-Fever, Yeti Out, Doughboy and others. In the US, TOY has opened for...
  • Disco Fever Live at The Pearl

    "Our grooving band and House DJ will bring you all the Disco hits you can handle lat3e into the night." Village people, Donna Summer, KC, Sister Sledge, the list keeps going…. Live band starts from 9:30pm. Contact The Pearl for dinner...
  • Manners International Comedy Festival Night 3

    Asia’s largest comedy festival comes to Shanghai for the third night of competition, this time at Comedy United Nations. "Come see comics go head to head for the final night of prelim rounds before the finals! Who will go off to the Asia...
  • Club 3 1/3 pres. Leo Chiodaroli

    The ex-Muse resident keeps things funky on The Bund. Leo Chiodaroli on the decks at Club 3 1/3. No entry fee. Dress code at the door.
  • Foosball Fridays

    Sh Foosball is a group of friends that get together to play regular weekly table soccer events (expats & locals). Everybody is welcome to join. They usually play 'Monster Draw-Your-Partner' style, ensuring that players from various...
  • Discocut Music by DJ Charp

    This Friday don't miss out the party on the Cut rooftop. DJ Charp in the house bringing disco fever. Picky, smoothly slowmo disco and funk tunes. Happy hour till 10pm. 40rmb drinks special.
  • '90s to Naughties

    90s to Naughties is full cheese. Warming up early with some early 00's RnB Fondue, curdling through 90s soft rock Brie, keeping things firm with a wedge of 2000s electo Gruyère before maturing like a nice G.O.A.T. and just crumbling...
    • Nightlife | C's | Today
  • Hip Hop Trap Friday

    Dave K and Roma Hard playing hip hop and trap music all night at Reel to Reel. No entry fee. Goes late, late.
  • Latino Night at un Caffe Bar

    Un Caffe Bar with Salsa Tropicanna host a Latino Night. Entrance fee is 50rmb including one selected drink. "A hot, steamy night of pure Latin beats and passionate dancers. Put on your dancing shoes and wirle on the dance floor!" Go...
  • Ginger Kwan

    Ultra dynamic and scintillatingly soulful, Ginger Kwan has been leading the way as one of Hong Kong’s hottest and most sought-after singers. She is renowned for both her performances and her studio work. Her voice emanates an array of...
  • Exotic Food Night Market

    "China is justifiably famous for its cuisine, which is as diverse as it is mouthwatering. While it's easy to stick to old favorites like dumplings and fried noodles, but in so doing you run the risk of missing out on the amazing variety...
  • Italo Disco

    Artsy hotspot Daliah is throwing a disco party for Friday night. Fine Italo Disco on the stereo from local DJs and an Aperol Spritz special on offer at the bar. Starts 9.30pm.
  • Dazed Hazed Harley's

    Local rock bands on stage at Harley's. Scene veteran DaHaHa joined by Bent Scribe and General Tsao. No cover. Starts 10pm.
  • Long Night Party

    Another long (and wonderful) night on the floor at Shanghai's favorite gay club. 80rmb cover, includes one drink. Starts 10pm. Flyer on point as always.
    • Nightlife | Lucca | Today
  • Minimalist

    Minimalist boys return after a short break to bring you another quality night of house, techno and acid tunes. Will A goes b2b with Don Jaly all night ensuring a good mix of quality tunes! Its always a good atmosphere at these Minimalist...
    • Nightlife | Dada | Today
  • Rap Caviar

    This Friday, BR kicks out some modern hip hop with DJ ROMA in the house. "Let's Rap it up with the elegant and glam touch of Bar Rouge." 100rmb cover. Starts 10pm.
  • Haunted House

    Celia faithful back on the floors for another all night tech house party. Goes late, late, late. 100rmb cover, includes one drink after 2am. Local Das on decks.
  • Antidote pres. Egyptian Lover

    Los Angeles native Egyptian Lover is internationally recognized as a pioneer of West Coast hip hop and helped bring electro rap to the masses, while influencing many DJs and MCs in his wake since the early ‘80s. The first West Coast...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Mar 24, 2018
  • Candor pres. Cirque du Cray Cray

    On Saturday, March 24 Candor presents it’s monthly Ball-Room series featuring Shanghai’s greatest drag queens strutting their stuff on stage. This time around you’ll be teased and tickled by their queens as they guide you on a journey...
  • Ladyfest 2018

    Ladyfest Shanghai is an annual event held close to International Women’s Day as a collaboration by various contributors in local community to foster mutual inspiration, celebrate female empowerment and promote a dialogue for gender...
    • Community, Nightlife | Specters | on Sat Mar 24, 2018
  • 1 Year Anniversary Retro Party

    Has it been a year already? Man. Time flies. Lil' Laundry's throwing a 1 year birthday bash with a retro spin, launching a new vibe, and kicking off their Citadelle Gin terrace. Gin is trendy AF right now. DJ Clint's spinning dance...
  • XOZO - Spring Italian Fest

    BottlesXO & Zozzo are joining forces for their first party of the ~ warm ~ season. There’ll be plenty of craft beer, Spritz, beats and... Italian vibes. There will be deals for the hungry and thirsty, of course. 50rmb gets you a slice of...
  • Changhai Wax All Night Long

    Shanghai Wax crew are at The Mansion, with funky bass beats and tech house, deep house, and more. Four DJs in two rooms of dance. 100rmb cover, includes 5 drinks. 150rmb between 1am and 3am.
  • Comedy UN pres. Storm Xu

    Shanghai's own Storm Xu will be debuting his one-man show "Shanghai Gangsta" before taking it to the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival next week. Check out this award winning comic, as seen on BBC Radio, Last Comic Standing...
    • Nightlife | Comedy UN | on Sat Mar 24, 2018
  • Get Your Dog Out

    The first of the monthly Dog Social events held at Xime in The Center. They are collaborating with people for pets. They'll also have "adoptions for all types of dogs from puppies to old bad boys and bitches." They'll also have a wide...
    • Community, Nightlife | Xime | on Sat Mar 24, 2018
  • Techno Train pres. D-Unity (Suara, Intec, Unity Records/CA)

    Techno Train team up with Toxic Entertainment to bring you a techno artist from Canada D-Unity. He’s played some of the world’s top clubs such as: Egg (London, UK), Womb (Japan), Pacha (USA), Stereo (Canada) and other renowned venues in...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Sat Mar 24, 2018
  • BottlesXO Family & Friends Pop-Up Sale at Katewood

    Grab yourself a sweet deal on BottlesXO wine, beer and spirits at Kate Wood this Saturday. They're organizing a ‘Family & Friends’ Pop Up Sale where you can enjoy up to 40% off a large selection of bottles. Kate Wood lifestyle store is...
    • Nightlife | Kate Wood | on Sat Mar 24, 2018
  • Rainbow Disco Club Shanghai feat. Move D

    Rainbow Disco Club - the hidden festival gem of Japan - is back at Elevator for a night beyond space and time. If you were at the previous editions featuring San Proper and Tim Sweeney, you have an idea of the trip you're in for. If not...
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Sat Mar 24, 2018
  • On Top

    The kings of The Bund return to the clouds for the latest On Top party. Park Hyatt Shanghai converts the 92nd floor into club atmosphere with DJs, house music, drinking, and dancing. Dress code: Elegant. Free entrance until midnight if...
  • We Lost the Sea China Tour 2018

    New Noise hosts in Australian post rock band We Lost the Sea for their first China tour. Their live shows are an aural journey packed with emotion, tension, drifting highs and intense, crushing lows that treads an unexpected path. Their...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sun Mar 25, 2018
  • NTS Radio Live from Shanghai

    NTS Live from Shanghai invites you for 4 hours of local Shanghai producers and DJs at their surrogate home, Uptown RnB. This month they have China Social Club’s Frau and PCJ kicking things off from 3-4pm, followed by shyshine from 4-5pm,...
  • Soulful Sunday

    Low-key vibes and laid-back funk and soul by Shake's band and rotating vocal talent every Sunday night. Expect classic tunes and unexpected bangers on a warm soundsystem. A great option for those who don't want the weekend to end. Dinner...
    • Nightlife | Shake | from Mar 25 until Mar 23, 2019
  • Zedd

    Zedd's a Russian DJ and electro-house producer who was plucked from (relative) obscurity when he won two Beatport remix competitions, and then when his first release was catapulted into Beatport's top 20. He went on to remix Skrillex's...
  • Florida Man Punk Rock Tuedays

    Every Tuesday night is FLORIDA MAN night at Specters. 25rmb Cuba libres and an ear full of punk, proto punk, 80s hardcore punk, glam, psych, and weirdness brought to you by Round Eye front man Chachy. "Come on out and take a lick of the...
    • Nightlife | Specters | from Mar 27 until Mar 27, 2019
  • Groov Lab x Fun 12' Pres. Dirtytwo

    A weekly house and techno jam at Elevator, bringing together residents of crews like Co:Motion, VOID and micro/wave with up-and-coming talent for nights of dancefloor experiments. This week 12" of Fun jumps into the Lab for the first...
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Wed Mar 28, 2018
  • 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 | on Wed Mar 28, 2018
  • Beer Plus Gubei - Grand Opening

    Beer Plus bottle shop expands to Gubei. For the Grand Opening on March 28, all drinks are buy-one-get-one-free. And then on the weeknd, from March 30 to April 1 (Friday-Sunday) all drinks are buy-two-get-one-free.
  • Jose Luis Leon Martinez; First of Celebrity Bartender Series 2018

    Star bartender Jose Luis Leon Martinez from Licoreria Limantour, the hottest bar in Mexico, is doing a four-day residency at the West Chophouse & Bar. It's on from 6pm-late, with 108rmb++ per drink. He's also doing a master-class on the...
  • Thursdelic

    Warp into the weekend with half-price cocktails, a full band laying down live funk and soul, and inventive cuisine built to share. Dinner, drinks, and curated playlists from 6pm; live music from 8.30pm–infinity. All menu cocktails are...
    • Nightlife | Shake | from Mar 29 until Mar 29, 2019
  • It's On The House #4

    Monthly house party "It's On The House" is back, this month at Dada. Local residents Gecko Hone, IGA, and Rafa Paella holding it down - expect house music in plentiful variations throughout the night. Rumor has it there's also a bunch of...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Mar 29, 2018
  • Arkham pres. Alexander Lewis

    Alexander Lewis, raised a bi-coastal multi-instrumentalist, hailing originally from the Bay-Area, took to studying Jazz Performance in New York City at the Manhattan School of Music. His signature sound and unique blend of brass...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Thu Mar 29, 2018
  • Girls Night Out - Fashion Show Atelier Fusari

    MVP events hosts Girls Night Out ladies night at Bar Rouge, with a special Atelier Fusari Male Fashion show as the centerpiece to the evening. "The Italian-French luxury designer will show you new male collection with two amazing fashion...
    • Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Thu Mar 29, 2018
  • People's Republic of Comedy Improv Show

    People's Republic of Comedy's back at the Kung Fu Komedy. A night of improv and comedy costs 50rmb at the door and kicks off at 9pm.
  • Candor pres. 'Black Mirror'

    This coming March hosts a brand new Cabaret show with Dark Circus Experience -- 'Black Mirror" -- a tantalizing stage show about the demons that devour us. Don't miss out on this exciting new cabaret and burlesque stage act from...
  • Daily Vinyl × Eating Music pres. Count Bass D

    Dwight Conroy Farrell, better known by the stage name Count Bass D, is an American rapper, record producer and multi-instrumentalist who resides in Atlanta, Georgia. His production style is characterised by layers of short MPC samples...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Fri Mar 30, 2018
  • Barbarism Vol. 3

    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, hip hop, indie dance,...
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Fri Mar 30, 2018
  • Urban Dancing Night: Paellas -- 'Yours China' Tour

    Paellas are a four-piece band based in Tokyo, Japan. "Their sound, created by interpreting all kinds of genres through their own unique filter, could be best described as sexual and romantic." Sexual and romantic! Nice. They look like...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Fri Mar 30, 2018
  • Jacques (Live) France - Musique Transversale

    During his improvisation live shows, Jacques invites the public to bring everyday objects (plastic cups and keys are accepted but no shoes nor sandwiches, according to him) to construct exciting tracks live on stage. Bring something from...
  • Arthur 8

    Berlin transplant Artur8 is the guest DJ at Club 3 1/3. Continental sounds on The Bund. No entry fee. Dress code policy at the door.
  • Zut Alors! Spectacle d'Improv

    A French-language improv show: "Pour bien commencer cette année du Chien, la troupe d’improvisation francophone Zut Alors! revient sur scène le vendredi 30 mars à Bordertown avec toujours plus de jeux et de bonne humeur. Tout au long du...
  • SAGB

    "Clémie, Jolie, Soic Miterne, Keint and Jibé are bringing a full-on flambé of handsome jiggling party people for a journey into a sexy universe that will swallow you whole and never let you return." Sounds hawt. Special offer on free...
    • Nightlife | Unico | on Fri Mar 30, 2018
  • Li Daiguo Experimental Pipa and Cello Live

    Their description is pretty good. We'll go with that: "Original contemporary music for people with hearts and some semblance of brains. Ridiculously inane individuals also welcome. The harmonic language of post-impressionism, the...
  • Zhao Dai Electro-Organic Music Band

    Zhao Dai is a Shanghai-based electro-organic music group made up of Lev Zep, Jen Someone , and man-about-town Clem De La Creme, known for original music and live performances. They're coming to Un Caffe Bar! It's 100rmb including a...
  • Miami Nights

    Throw on your dancing kicks, dust off your white suits, neon prom frocks and stone washed skinny jeans and come join '80s selectors PCJ, Beardslap, and Turner for Miami Nights at The Parrot. A night dedicated to the best in '80s synth...
  • Konekt X 4X4X4X4: Par Grindvik

    After the last successful cooperation for Markus Suckut, Konekt Asia teams up again with Shanghai’s 4x4x4x4 to present the Swedish DJ Pär Grindvik. Pär Grindvik has been a central figure in the Swedish electronic scene since the 90s as...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Sat Mar 31, 2018
  • Fiesta

    Bar Rouge and MVP Events return with their Fiesta party, with the Latin community turning it out. "Choose your favorite tequila flavour and get ready for a muy Buena Noche Latina topped by the beats of Dj Tuto." Free entry until midnight...
    • Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Sat Mar 31, 2018
  • Genome pres: Naked (Live, UK) + Bulma (BE)

    This month, Genome brings two acts, both known for their heavy, experimental sound. Mykki Blanco collaborators NAKED bring a live show of "blistering, BDSM-inspired power electronics and transgressive industrial dance", while Bulma warps...
    • Nightlife | ALL Club | on Sat Mar 31, 2018
  • Bassment

    The Bassment crew are back at the Mansion for March the 31st and this month we are bringing two guests from Kuala Lumpur,DJ Low & Mamadayo. They will be joined in the decks by Lina K From Techno Train Supported by Bassment residents...
  • Hologram Dreams

    "A voyage from funk into the future…" Heatwolves and Finascia take Dada's dancefloor on a hyperloop journey from '80s boogie, Chicago house, and Detroit techno to modern funk, Italo disco, and synthesizer madness. Brand new sounds and...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Mar 31, 2018
  • Taxx Presents Makj

    From playing at Coachella to Tommorland Mainstage, MakJ has been a major player in the electronic dance scene for a while now. With collabs with Hardwell, Bassjackers, and remixes of your favorite songs including "Mask Off", "Shape of...
    • Nightlife | TAXX | on Sat Mar 31, 2018
  • Out Of CTRL Producer& DJ Meet Up @ M.E

    Every Sunday DJs from CTRL Sound Academy will be performing at Mao Electronic, delivering banging underground music sets of all genres. Every second Sunday of the month they will have producer and DJ meet ups. 7-8.30 meetups, 8:30 DJ...
    • Community, Nightlife | MAO LH | from Apr 1 until Apr 1, 2019
  • Italian Dance Wave Asia pres. Zombies in Miami (Live)

    Zombies in Miami is a project created by Canibal & Jenouise. Their music is a techno hybrid with rock influences, making themselves sound deep, dark but also very dancefloor. The live act is full of energy traveling directly from the...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Apr 6, 2018
  • Arch Enemy China Tour 2018

    Time passes, the world changes, but some things remain constant and unassailable. Heavy metal has endured for more than four decades because its spirit is eternal, and few bands embody the intensity, integrity and lofty artistic...
  • Blue Foundation China Tour 2018

    New Noise hosts in one of Europe’s biggest electronic dream pop / trip hop acts: Blue Foundation. The Grammy-nominated 4-piece explores the porous borders between electronica, industrial, and dream pop and have received world wide...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sat Apr 14, 2018
  • Daydream Festival

    The big Belgian EDM festival makes it's Shanghai debut with two days of music spread out over multiple stages. Line-up and pricing TBA.
  • Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars (everyone's favorite pocket sized pop star) is returning to Shanghai, and will be playing at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on April 20, 21, and 23. Mars has won 11 Grammy’s, and has created hits like 24K Magic, That’s What I Like,...
    • Nightlife | MB Arena | on Mon Apr 23, 2018
  • FUN 12inches pres. Sunsiaré (Fragrant Harbour)

    FUN 12inches present you Sunsiaré, a DJ essential to the Hong Kong electronic music scene. Sunsiaré both runs the edit label Homesick and Fragrant Harbour, which focuses on Techno and more abstract forms of dance music. As part of the...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Apr 20, 2018
  • Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars (everyone's favorite pocket sized pop star) is returning to Shanghai, and will be playing at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on April 20 and 21. Mars has won 11 Grammy’s, and has created hits like 24K Magic, That’s What I Like, and...
    • Nightlife | MB Arena | on Fri Apr 20, 2018
  • Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars (everyone's favorite pocket sized pop star) is returning to Shanghai, and will be playing at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on April 20 and 21. Mars has won 11 Grammy’s, and has created hits like 24K Magic, That’s What I Like, and...
    • Nightlife | MB Arena | on Sat Apr 21, 2018
  • Fall Out Boy M A N I A Tour 2018

    One of America's biggest pop punk acts of the '00s is back together and touring their world behind their latest material. Pete Wentz and crew make their China debut on their MANIA world tour, performing this new material (which debuted...
  • New Noise pres. Iron & Wine

    New Noise hosts an exclusive China show for one of the biggest contemporary indie folk acts in the world today: Iron & Wine in Shanghai. Sam Beam, under the alias Iron & Wine will perform with his full band and play a special show...
  • Contemporale Series: Nils Frahm

    Nils Frahm works as an accomplished composer and producer from his Berlin-based Durton Studio. His unconventional approach to an age-old instrument, played contemplatively and intimately, has won him many fans around the world. For a...