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  • 7th Anniversary Party - 'Itch'

    Shanghai's live music frontrunner Mao Livehouse celebrates seven years rocking out. They're hosting a "seven year itch" party with Shanghai local bands on stage kicking out the jams. 120rmb at the door. Starts 8pm.
    Nightlife | MAO Livehouse | today |
  • Mad Panda Label Night

    Big line-up of China EDM music as Mad Panda label takes over M2 to showcase their up-and-coming artists. Coming from a hip hop and reggae background, Chinese Music Media Awards Winner Tsunano shares a bill with Dexter...
    Nightlife | M2 (Hong Kong Plaza) | today |
  • International Music Summit

    A big convention for DJs and electronic music artists. They say: "International Music Summit is an educational, inspirational and motivational thought leadership platform dedicated to creating awareness of and...
    Community, Nightlife | Hyatt on the Bund | daily until Sep 30 2016 |
  • Felix Gonzalez-Torres

    Rockbund Art Museum hosts the first ever China-side exhibition of late, great American artist, Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996). Renowned for his unconventional methodology and poignancy, the retrospective includes...
    Arts | Rockbund Art Museum | daily until Dec 25 2016 |
  • One Love Reggae Night - Noukilla Live

    Mauritian party masters Noukilla are back on stage at The Pearl, kicking out another night of live reggae music, Bob Marley adoration, and Latin rhythms to move your feet. Nothing but positive vibes with these...
    Nightlife | The Pearl | today |
  • Shiny Shoes Shanghai pres. Portable a.k.a. Bodycode (Live)

    Shiny Shoes Shanghai presents a live set from Portable aka Bodycode. The South African singer/producer has been releasing quirky, minimalistic, soulful records on labels like Perlon, Live at Robert Johnson (he's a...
    Nightlife | Elevator | today |
  • Howell and Swimful's Big Golden Week Blowout Electronic Music Show

    Swimful and Howell celebrate Chinese Golden Week by playing electronic music in The Shelter. The end. The event is advertised as transpiring from 10pm to 5am the following morning. There is a 40rmb entry fee.
    Nightlife | The Shelter | today |
  • Coldburn China Tour (GER)

    Leipzig hardcore band Coldburn drop into Inferno for the Shanghai stop if their China tour. Fans of No Warning and Terror listen up. Darker heavier hardcore punk on for Friday. 100rmb at the door; 80rmb pre-sale....
    Nightlife | Inferno | today |
  • Yeti pres. Falcons (Fool's Gold / LA)

    Falcons is a Los Angeles-based producer, responsible for beats that’ll make your neck sore. Taking inspiration from Southern hip-hop and jersey club, his energy fused productions have taken him from Coachella Music...
    Nightlife | Arkham | today |
  • Keint invites Jeremy Pachenta

    Bar Rouge resident Keint hosts in Cannes resident Jeremy Pachenta to showcase his stuff on the decks. Free entry until midnight with the password, "A2 Event", 100rmb otherwise. Dress code: Elegant. ("No sport or open...
    Nightlife | Bar Rouge | today |
  • Let's Go... to Iran

    Traveler's Society group tours treks all the way out to Iran to "see breathtaking mosques, incredible gardens, ancient Persian ruins, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, sample delicious food, check out insane markets in one...
    Travel | Traveler's Society | today |
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    Hawaii Children's Party

    Huanyi Magic Children's Academy hosts a party for kids with activities, games, and lessons on cultures from other parts of the world. Free to attend. Goes from 5-7pm on Friday. Happens at No .139, Dajing Rd, near...
    Community | SmSh Territory | today |
  • Lose Your Face

    LYF Jode, Beardslap and guest Mike Ward on visuals bring bass-centric house music, breaks and more to Dada once again ......consistent. Booty shakin'. 10pm start. No cover.
    Nightlife | Dada | today |
  • Levels Vol. 30

    Russian DJ Man Alive hosts in a bunch of guests for the Levels anniversary party. Japanese DJs Taxi and Jun Nishio bringing the funky Japanese flavor, DJ Sadrins on decks, and the Man himself playing classic U.S....
    Nightlife | C's | today |
  • Momentum

    Reel to Reel keeps the momentum going with the returning house and techno night. Motto is: "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" -- expect tasteful tunes in the big Groove room. 50rmb cover for guys after...
    Nightlife | Reel To Reel | today |
  • Oyster Nights

    Every Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 9pm at The Brew is Oyster night. Deals on Fine de Claire No. 4 oysters. (See flyer below for price points). No entry fee.
    Dining | The BREW | Every Fri, Sat until Nov 30 |
  • Nerd Party In The Warehouse

    EU Club hosts a Nerd dress up party -- free costumes for the first 30 guests. Music is tech house and hip hop. Free beers from 10pm to midnight, no questions asked. No cover.
    Nightlife | EU Club | today |
  • Celeste Siam

    Special guest Celeste Siam is on decks for a full weekend of house music at late, late, late club Lola. Support from the trusted residents. Hot night of nnn tsst, nnn tsst, nnn tsst. Free entry before 1am if you say...
    Nightlife | Lola (Yueyang Lu) | today |
  • Club Takeover

    Sound of Shanghai is a music brand that connects sounds, urban lifestyle, fashion and art. Their "Club Takeover" night sees a unique night of urban music and dance shows, on the Bund. "Let the music flow through your...
    Nightlife | Unico | today |
  • Nakadia

    Seasoned world traveled deep and tech house on the docket as Celia hosts in Nakadia for a Shanghai performance at the all nighter club. A veteran of Watergate in Berlin, The Egg in London, and Glow Bangkok to name a...
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | today |
  • Ruder Cup 2016 Screening

    The Brew hosts the Ruder Cup up on their big screen. Happy hour is from 3pm to 8pm and the Cup gets going at 9.10pm on both September 30 and October 1. No entry fee.
    Sports | The BREW | daily until Oct 1 2016 |
Oct
1
  • Storm Festival 2016

    Hey kids, China's biggest EDM festival is back for year four. Big money, big brands, big artists -- 2015 saw Skrillex headline the first day, with around 25k people showing up. Maybe Avicii will finally come this...
    Nightlife | Shendi Ecology Park | on Oct 1 and Oct 2, 2016 |
  • Skrillex + Marshmello

    The wobble king Skrillex is in town for the big Storm EDM festival and he’s tagging on an encore appearance in Shanghai on October 1. The Grammy Award winning producer needs no introduction. He’s joining comrade in...
    Nightlife | MYST | on Sat Oct 1, 2016 |
  • Matthew Barney: 'Cremaster Cycle 4, 1, 5 + 2'

    Power Station of Art is screening US artist Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle this weekend, kicking things off with the first four of five feature-length films. All centered around the male cremaster muscle, the...
    Arts | Power Station of Art | on Sat Oct 1, 2016 |
  • LUDO: Ephemera

    French street artist LUDO gets to work pasting a massive piece called The Dragon in the square directly outside Power Station of Art. After, there'll be a screening exploring his year spent making works in China,...
    Arts | Power Station of Art | on Sat Oct 1, 2016 |
  • National Day Holiday 2016

    Golden Week, a.k.a. the worst time to travel domestically. You get a week off work from October 1-7, but you've gotta work on Saturday Oct 8 and Sunday Oct 9. Lots going on around town, including STORM and possibly...
    NOT TAGGED | SmSh Territory | from Oct 1 until Oct 7, 2016 |
  • Star Trek 50th Anniversary Exhibition

    This is an official Star Trek exhibition showcasing costumes, concept art, and replicas from all the movies and TV shows. Some of the items here were actually used on set as props in the films. In addition to...
    Community | SmSh Territory | daily until Oct 25 2016 |
  • Three-Day Oct. Holiday Fishing and Hiking Tour

    OK Deal travel company hosts a three-day holiday trip out to the biggest fishing village in China. "Spend two nights at the local guest house, appreciate the magnificent view of the sea, enjoy snacks & BBQ, and mingle...
    Travel | OK,Deal! Club | from Oct 1 until Oct 3, 2016 |
  • Mt. Tianzhu - For Adrenaline Junkies

    At the source of Anhui is Tianzhu Mountain also known as the Wan Mountain. It is located in Qianshan county, Anhui province, China. This magnificent mountain is surrounded by 45 stunning peaks, creating breathtaking...
    Travel | Dragon Adventures China | from Oct 1 until Nov 5, 2016 |
  • Mt. SanQing - 'Explore China' s Great Outdoors'

    Enjoy your October holiday outside of thecity by joining Dragon Adventures on a five day and four night trip to Sanqing Mountain to discover China’s stunning rural landscapes. Go hiking through bamboo forests, rafting...
    Travel | Dragon Adventures China | from Oct 1 until Oct 5, 2016 |
  • Bye Bye Disco & Rare Voice present Nicolai Zellmani (Solkyss, Stockholm)

    Beijing's Bye Bye Disco party drops at The Shelter, hosting in Stockholm underground deep house and melodic techno producer Nicolai Zellmani. One of the founders of the legendary Stockholm DJ collective and party...
    Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Oct 1, 2016 |
  • Chinese National Day - Golden Week Deal

    Intercontinental Shanghai has a weeklong brunch and dinner buffet at their ECCO restaurant over Golden Week. Brunch is 198rmb per person and dinner is 338rmb. Available from 6am-11.30pm. Every third diner eats for...
    Dining | Intercontinental Shanghai Puxi | from Oct 1 until Oct 7, 2016 |
  • Metal Night: Forbidden Fruitis Tour in Shanghai

    Not sure if this is a typo but we'll go with what they sent over... "Forbidden Fruitis" are playing Inferno on their Shanghai stop, along with a bunch of other local metal hair farmers. Gonna get heaaaavvvyy. Pray...
    Nightlife | Inferno | on Sat Oct 1, 2016 |
  • Let’s Go… to the Legendary Silk Road

    The Silk Road, an ancient trading route that first linked Europe and Asia, saw legendary travelers such as Marco Polo, changed and expanded different cultures and captured the imagination of entire civilizations....
    Travel | Traveler's Society | from Oct 1 until Oct 7, 2016 |
  • Seven-Day Xinjiang Trip

    Wanna Travel leads a trek out to Xinjiang for October Holidays. See the biggest desert in China, snow-capped mountains and glaciers, the famous Karakul lake at the height of 3600 meters above sea level, the Thousand...
    Travel | Wanna Travel | from Oct 1 until Oct 7, 2016 |
  • Wonky Kong

    Wonky Kong starts October holiday with a night of UK dance music... with a retro vibe. Expect rave anthems, club classics, old skool garage, and the biggest grime and UK House hits. Free entry all night. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Oct 1, 2016 |
  • Bar Rouge Club Exchange The Act Dubai

    Club Exchange is a series of parties dedicated to inviting the world's best clubs for a night at Bar Rouge. This month is: The Act Dubai. Located on the 42nd floor of the Shangri-La Hotel. The Act Dubai is a unique...
    Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Sat Oct 1, 2016 |
  • 3-Day Countryside Horseback Riding, Cycling, Bamboo Forest Hiking

    Ok Deal Club takes you on a three day escape in Anhui Province. You'll ride horses, cycle through bamboo forests, and have a bbq dinners around a campfire. Includes two nights in an inn. Price is 1190rmb per person,...
    Travel | OK Deal | from Oct 1 until Oct 3, 2016 |
  • Pub Crawl Shanghai

    Pub Crawl Shanghai rolls around town in a booze bus, hitting up three bars and one club with drink deals and free shots along the way. This has been around forever, and it's a good way to meet new peeps. Price ranges...
    Nightlife | Bar Gatsby | on Sat Oct 1, 2016 |
  • Room 303

    A collabo of a bunch of Shanghai DJs -- MIIIA (Co:Motion / ECI); Misloop (Say Yes); Deep 19 (Co:Motion); Max Shen (4x4x4x4). Techno night for the Golden week. MODE AUDIO sound system, fresh juices, ping pong and...
    Nightlife | Elevator | on Sat Oct 1, 2016 |
  • Techno Train

    The techno train rolls back into Celia for another all-night techno party, only grinding to a halt at 9am. Techno and minimal from an international cast of DJs: Lina K, Floveet, Giulio Perinello (Live Set). 60rmb...
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | on Sat Oct 1, 2016 |
  • Crab and Spicy Wings Happy Hour Deal

    1515 West hosts two eat-in happy hour deals for the month of October: Alaska King Crab Leg + Snow Crab Leg (88rmb for serving) OR indulge in free-flow of “Beyond Fiery – Chicken Wings” when you purchase a house pour...
    Dining | The 1515 West Chophouse & Bar | from Oct 1 until Oct 31, 2016 |
  • Urge to Rock Naitonal Day Show

    Classic rock, blues, and indie rock on the bill from Shanghai bands for Inferno's National Day rager. Wheel and Tenacious A, Cog, Daybreak. Expect an ACDC cover or two. 50rmb cover. Starts 9pm.
    Nightlife | Inferno | on Sat Oct 1, 2016 |
  • In House Selection

    House music, house music, house music at Lola, Lola, Lola. Guest DJ is Pepe Mateos, bringing a deeper bass sound to the genre. residents on support. No cover before 1am. 100rmb after, includes a drink. Starts 11pm.
    Nightlife | Lola (Yueyang Lu) | on Sat Oct 1, 2016 |
  • Holiday Specials - Sangria and New Dishes

    La Bota is celebrating National Day holidays, serving up buy-one-get-one pitchers of Sangria (100rmb) and special China-sinpired dishes for the season. Deal is good for opening hours, 11.30am-12.30am until October 3.
    Dining | La Bota | from Oct 1 until Oct 3, 2016 |
  • Disco Brunch

    During Golden Week, Le Bordelais does a brunch set that comes with an iPhone case. Uhh... ok. You can also get free-flow sparking wine with that for an additional 50rmb, which is actually pretty nice. Goes from...
    Dining | Le Bordelais (Jiashan Lu) | from Oct 1 until Oct 9, 2016 |
  • SHFT. Budweiser Storm After Party w/ Conrank

    Heavy hitter, stepper Conrank is the featured performer for Arkham's official Storm after-party. Expect big bass and the big man man himself shouting at you to get hype. Fresh off his Boiler Room support set for...
    Nightlife | Arkham | on Sat Oct 1, 2016 |
  • Come Correct Crew

    The Come Correct Crew takes over C's bar with the C-walk cypher. The crew brings that signature O. G. urban sound that will keep C's poppin' all night. Several SH All Stars are confirmed to swing by so don't nap on...
    Nightlife | C's | on Sat Oct 1, 2016 |
  • BBQ Cookout Party

    Daily from October 1 to October 7, Crocus hosts a four-hour all-you-can-eat BBQ for 150rmb per person. Brazilian rib eye, New Zealand lamb chops, hot dogs, burgers, and more on the menu. Deal also qualifies guests...
    Dining | Crocus | from Oct 1 until Oct 7, 2016 |
  • Two-Course Specials at Grand Brasserie

    The Grand Brasserie in the Waldorf Astoria features a blend of Sino-French comfort dishes. They offer a two course special for 198rmb during lunch and dinner. Highlights include soy seared seabass with soba noodles,...
    Dining | Grand Brasserie | from Oct 1 until Dec 31, 2016 |
Oct
2
  • Storm Festival 2016

    Hey kids, China's biggest EDM festival is back for year four. Big money, big brands, big artists -- 2015 saw Skrillex headline the first day, with around 25k people showing up. Maybe Avicii will finally come this...
    Nightlife | Shendi Ecology Park | on Oct 1 and Oct 2, 2016 |
  • Say Yes and Hit It pres. Toska

    KORNER Taipei resident Toska is the featured guest, supported by an interesting line-up: Microhate, ollo-MAM, Yvonne. Techno, techno, techno on at The Shelter. 50rmb at the door.
    Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sun Oct 2, 2016 |
  • National Day Holiday 2016

    Golden Week, a.k.a. the worst time to travel domestically. You get a week off work from October 1-7, but you've gotta work on Saturday Oct 8 and Sunday Oct 9. Lots going on around town, including STORM and possibly...
    NOT TAGGED | SmSh Territory | from Oct 1 until Oct 7, 2016 |
  • Oliver Heldens

    After his appearance on the mad stage at Storm, Dutch techno wizard Oliver Heldens is performing an encore set at Shanghai’s own M2. The Tiesto-approved producer / DJ burst on the world’s EDM radar with his 2013 hit...
    Nightlife | M2 (Hong Kong Plaza) | on Sun Oct 2, 2016 |
  • Devilish Impressions (Polish Black Metal)

    A night of evil Satan-worshiping metal music as Inferno hosts in Polish black metal band Devilish Impressions. The band made their presence felt in the metal world with their 45-minute-long "Eritis sicut Deus; Verbum...
    Nightlife | Inferno | on Sun Oct 2, 2016 |
  • German Unity Day

    Irish pub Blarney Stone hosts a German National Day celebration. Zapfler will supply the Maerzen beer for the occasion. Housemade pretzels and butcher platters will also be available. Starts at 12pm.
    Community, Nightlife | Blarney Stone | on Oct 2 and Oct 3, 2016 |
  • SHFT. Official Budweiser Storm After Party w/ Stooki Sound

    Arkham hosts two nights of Storm Festival after-parties -- one featuring local ace of bass Conrank and the other, trap music twosome Stooki Sound. 140rmb at the door. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | Arkham | on Sun Oct 2, 2016 |
  • Nonsuch

    House music to order from Nonsuch. Underground sounds in the cavernous underground bar C's. Deep and funky beats. 10pm start. No cover.
    Nightlife | C's | on Sun Oct 2, 2016 |
Oct
3
  • National Day Holiday 2016

    Golden Week, a.k.a. the worst time to travel domestically. You get a week off work from October 1-7, but you've gotta work on Saturday Oct 8 and Sunday Oct 9. Lots going on around town, including STORM and possibly...
    NOT TAGGED | SmSh Territory | from Oct 1 until Oct 7, 2016 |
  • Adept Sleepless Tour Shanghai

    Napalm Records’ Swedish metalcore / post hardcore masters Adept brings the “Sleepless” tour to Shanghai. Bursting on the world metalcore stage with their first full-length Another Year of Disaster, Adept quickly...
    Nightlife | MAO Livehouse | on Mon Oct 3, 2016 |
  • Hairy Crab at Wei Jing Ge

    Shanghai’s gourmet delicacy is back on the menu this autumn. Chef Sam Yuen offers two preparations of the Yangcheng Lake hairy crab: traditionally steamed whole crab served with black vinegar and shredded ginger, and...
    Dining | Wei Jing Ge | from Oct 3 until Nov 30, 2016 |
  • Fade into Dark Side

    Jason Lin on the decks for holiday Monday night at C's. He's turning in a night of darker house music at the basement dive. No cover. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | C's | on Mon Oct 3, 2016 |
  • 'Game Over' Thrash Metal Night

    Game OVER, son! It's a thrash metal night at Inferno. Band is called Game Over. They've played alongside Overkill, Metal Church, Vicious Rumors, and more. Expect classic shreddage and tight, tight curls on stage at...
    Nightlife | Inferno | on Mon Oct 3, 2016 |
  • German Unity Day

    Irish pub Blarney Stone hosts a German National Day celebration. Zapfler will supply the Maerzen beer for the occasion. Housemade pretzels and butcher platters will also be available. Starts at 12pm.
    Community, Nightlife | Blarney Stone | on Oct 2 and Oct 3, 2016 |
  • Camping on the Great Wall

    Wanna Travel goes to the Great Wall once again to camp, watch the moon, visit the Forbidden city, and eat some local Beijing food. And as always, there's a bonfire party. Price is 999rmb. Goes from 7am-10.30pm.
    Travel | Wanna Travel | on Oct 3 and Oct 4, 2016 |
Oct
4
  • National Day Holiday 2016

    Golden Week, a.k.a. the worst time to travel domestically. You get a week off work from October 1-7, but you've gotta work on Saturday Oct 8 and Sunday Oct 9. Lots going on around town, including STORM and possibly...
    NOT TAGGED | SmSh Territory | from Oct 1 until Oct 7, 2016 |
  • Kesha World Tour

    You heard right, Kesha is in Shanghai on October 4, performing at the Shanghai Grand Stage. The pop star is known for her singles "Tik-Tok" and "We R Who We R", which achieved the #1 spot across the globe, and for...
    Nightlife | Shanghai Grand Stage | on Tue Oct 4, 2016 |
  • Children's Theater: 'Whales, Stories of Giants'

    Whales, Stories of Giants is an innovative and interdisciplinary dance performance inspired by stories and legends from Mexican and Chilean traditions. The interactivity between dance and 3D projections allows the...
    Arts | Shanghai Children's Art Theatre | on Oct 4 and Oct 5, 2016 |
  • Hell's House

    Electronail AKA Mr. Hell is back at C's for other mix up of electro styles from French Touch to techno. Fans of: Joey Negro, Split & Jaxta, Camo & Crooked, Savant -- listen up. No cover. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | C's | on Tue Oct 4, 2016 |
  • Bassment

    Forward thinking techno back on the bill at The Shelter for the regular Thursday Bassment party. "Our goal is to contribute to it's legacy and showcase the work of dedicated artists, labels and DJs." Sounds...
    Nightlife | The Shelter | on Tue Oct 4, 2016 |
  • Asian Vibes with Friends Holiday Special

    Asian Vibes hosts a holiday shaker with their friends. Yoshinaga plus guests -- Masaru from Japan, and Shanghai-based Provoda and Max Shen doing all shades of techno. 50rmb cover. Starts 10.30pm.
    Nightlife | Arkham | on Tue Oct 4, 2016 |
  • Shake it Tuesdays at Shake

    Shake cocktail mastermind, Colin Tait is introducing 6 new specially priced cocktails, plus DJ Heatwolves to get things shaking on Tuesday nights. No cover. Runs 6pm to 2am.
    Nightlife | Shake | from Oct 4 until Oct 4, 2017 |
  • Horse Riding on The Island and BBQ

    Wanna Travel's seem a little too enthusiastic about their horses for this one day horse riding trip. "RIDE A HORSE ON A BEAUTIFUL ISLAND IN NATURE AND GALLOP! THERE ARE 12 BEAUTIFUL HORSES!YOU CAN INTERACT WITH THEM...
    Travel | Wanna Travel | on Tue Oct 4, 2016 |
Oct
5
  • National Day Holiday 2016

    Golden Week, a.k.a. the worst time to travel domestically. You get a week off work from October 1-7, but you've gotta work on Saturday Oct 8 and Sunday Oct 9. Lots going on around town, including STORM and possibly...
    NOT TAGGED | SmSh Territory | from Oct 1 until Oct 7, 2016 |
  • Amorphis Live in Shanghai

    Finish melodic progressive metal masters Amorphis bring the majestic, doom-laden riffage to Shanghai. Their last album Under the Red Cloud finds the group at the peak of their powers, showcasing their wide-reaching...
    Nightlife | MAO Livehouse | on Wed Oct 5, 2016 |
  • Throwback Golden Week Special

    Old School specialists Throwback will mixing it up with a night of UK Garage, Funky, House & Dancehall. Resident Lean invites mysterious DJ Riddim Ryder, who used to terrorize dance floors in his hometown of...
    Nightlife | Dada | on Wed Oct 5, 2016 |
  • 3-Day October Holiday Moganshan Escape

    Ok Deal Club takes you on a 3 day escape to Moganshan's Houwu Bamboo Village. You'll spend two nights in a local guest house, visit an ancient town, enjoy some time in a hot spring, and as always, there's a bonfire....
    Travel | OK Deal | from Oct 5 until Oct 7, 2016 |
  • Models Night - Silver Edition

    Models Night returns to M1NT for their holiday version. This week's theme is "Solver" -- expect silver decor and dancers. The sponsor is Barbara Rihl, a French bag designer. Lucky draws for that, as well as a gift...
    Nightlife | M1NT | on Wed Oct 5, 2016 |
  • Napoleon China Tour

    Napoleon is a melodic hardcore band from Exeter, England. After receiving positive feedback from their debut single "Rituals", they released their debut EP What We See , recorded with Stu McKay (Studio 6) and...
    Nightlife | Yuyintang | on Wed Oct 5, 2016 |
  • Darkroom

    Zuckermann (Lebensfreude Records, Berlin), MIIIA (Co:Motion / ECI), and Mau Mau (Co:Motion) spend the night exploring the darker areas of the techno genre. Expect a groove-heavy version, with MIIIA as the featured...
    Nightlife | Elevator | on Wed Oct 5, 2016 |
  • Little Dream Party: Deep Night

    Little Dream DJs are back at C's kicking out deep house tunes in the basement dive. No cover. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | C's | on Wed Oct 5, 2016 |
Oct
6
  • Breeze & Gas with Lean & Zean

    Breeze & Gas makes it debut at Arkham bringing along weighty beats from the worlds of UK Grime, Trap, Hip Hop & Bass - bouncing between underground sounds and heavy club bangers, all full of attitude. Lean and Zean on...
    Nightlife | Arkham | on Thu Oct 6, 2016 |
  • National Day Holiday 2016

    Golden Week, a.k.a. the worst time to travel domestically. You get a week off work from October 1-7, but you've gotta work on Saturday Oct 8 and Sunday Oct 9. Lots going on around town, including STORM and possibly...
    NOT TAGGED | SmSh Territory | from Oct 1 until Oct 7, 2016 |
  • RSC pres. ‘Richard II’

    King Richard II’s uncle, the Duke of Gloucester, has been murdered. His cousin Bolingbroke accuses Thomas Mowbray of causing his death, and challenges him to combat. The King intervenes and banishes both men from the...
    Arts | Shanghai Grand Theatre | on Thu Oct 6, 2016 |
  • Loke's B-Day Beatdown

    DJ Loke - da man, da myth, da mudda... Loke currently leads the BoomBap kru, who recently celebrated a year in the game bringing us all quality "hip hop from the ground up" at their monthly shindig. For the Bday...
    Nightlife | C's | on Thu Oct 6, 2016 |
  • Scott Henderson Trio

    A true legend in the world of fusion guitar, Scott Henderson mixes elements of genres ranging from jazz and blues to rock and country into a seamless guitar playing style all his own. 180rmb cover. Starts 9pm.
    Nightlife | On Stage | on Thu Oct 6, 2016 |
Oct
7
  • Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou 1906-1977

    A touring exhibition of 20th century art works on loan from the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France goes on display at Shanghai Exhibition Center this winter. That includes works across a full range of media spanning...
    Arts | Shanghai Exhibition Centre | from Oct 7 until Jan 15, 2017 |
  • DJ Qbert

    One of the most skilled scratch DJs of all time DJ QBert plays Le Baron. As a founding member of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, he's been the focus of two major documentary films Scratch and Hang The DJ , both of...
    Nightlife | Le Baron | on Fri Oct 7, 2016 |
  • National Day Holiday 2016

    Golden Week, a.k.a. the worst time to travel domestically. You get a week off work from October 1-7, but you've gotta work on Saturday Oct 8 and Sunday Oct 9. Lots going on around town, including STORM and possibly...
    NOT TAGGED | SmSh Territory | from Oct 1 until Oct 7, 2016 |
  • Gecko Theater: The Dreamer

    Inspired by the imaginations of William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu, SDAC and Gecko present The Dreamer: "Helena finally finds the man of her dreams but when she realizes she can’t keep him, she falls deep into a...
    Arts, Community | Dramatic Arts Center | from Oct 7 until Oct 23, 2016 |
  • Theater: 'Circle Story'

    Directed by Taiwan’s Stan Lai, Circle Story is an urban comedy, with a structure inspired by La Ronde, an intricately organized play by Austrian dramatist Arthur Schnitzler. Presenting seven short scenes that focus on...
    Arts | Theatre Above | from Oct 7 until Oct 9, 2016 |
  • Techno Train

    Techno Train is derailing at Dada bar with MIIIA, Duster, and Lina K on the decks, keeping it locked on techno all night. No cover. Starts 10pm.
    Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Oct 7, 2016 |
  • Sweatshop Local All-Stars

    The Sweatshop Kru closes October holiday with a night of drum'n'bass... absolutely forward thinking stuff from Arkaik, Dancefloor killers by Resinate, and total retro vibes from Siesta. 30rmb at the door.
    Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Oct 7, 2016 |
Oct
8
Oct
9
  • NBA Global Shanghai

    Making their return to Shanghai for the first time since kicking off the NBA Global Games China back in 2004, the Houston Rockets will be taking on the New Orleans Pelicans in a game at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The...
    Sports | Mercedes-Benz Arena | on Sun Oct 9, 2016 |
Oct
10
Oct
11
  • Movie Night Series – Moulin Rouge!

    The Pearl hosts a screening of Moulin Rouge , the Australian–American pseudo-pastiche jukebox musical film directed, produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann. Moulin Rouge! on the big screen in the cabaret club....
    NOT TAGGED | The Pearl | on Tue Oct 11, 2016 |
Oct
12
  • I Will Be Your Eyes

    A group exhibition featuring works by seven Chinese artists born in the 1990s lands at Art+ Shanghai this fall. With the internet and capitalism a ubiquitous feature of their daily lives, this up-and-coming generation...
    Arts | Art+ Shanghai | daily until Oct 23 2016 |
  • Bravery In Battle China Tour

    French post rock act with classical influences bring the shimmering soundscapes to Yuyintang for their China debut. Fans of Explosions in the Sky take note. 80rmb at the door. Starts 8.30pm.
    Nightlife | Yuyintang | on Wed Oct 12, 2016 |
Oct
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  • Experimental Burlesque Show – The Laboratory

    Anna Fur Laxis & Ennis F.W. - the evil masterminds behind Qi-POW! Burlesque & Cabaret - are bringing to Shanghai a new, stripped-down Thursday evening event to compliment their regular bi-monthly, full-scale weekend...
    Arts, Nightlife | The Pearl | on Thu Oct 13, 2016 |
  • Oktoberfest

    Paulaner's Oktoberfest has been moved to their Expo location. They promise the venue has plenty of room to host their massive yearly beer-drinking festival. Prices range from 248-388rmb per person. If you want in on...
    Community, Dining, Nightlife | Paulaner Brauhaus (Expo) | from Oct 13 until Oct 22, 2016 |
  • 'Eco is the New Lux': Green Drinks Chinese Forum

    Along with the rapid development of economy, consumption habits have been increasing faster than ever before. Some of the questions speakers will be looking to answer through this forum are: How can we change our...
    Community | URBN | on Thu Oct 13, 2016 |
  • Oktobertfest - Traditional German Beer Festival

    City Moments hosts Oktoberfest in Jing'an. They're celebrating the German festival with an original Bavarian band, traditional dishes, and Dirnd, served in 1L glasses. Weekday prices are 300rmb per person. Tables up...
    Dining | SmSh Territory | from Oct 13 until Oct 15, 2016 |
  • 'Beijing Besieged by Waste': Green Drinks October Film Screening

    While China’s economic ascent commands global attention, less light has been shed upon the monumental problem of waste spawned by a burgeoning population, booming industry, and insatiable urban growth. Green...
    Community | New Haworth Space | on Thu Oct 13, 2016 |
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  • Shanghai Hash House Harriers 30th Anniversary Run

    The Shanghai chapter of the worldwide "drinking club with a running problem" celebrates their 30th Anniversary. The event kicks off with Friday's night's open top party bus (meet at Zapatas at 7pm), followed by a...
    Community, Nightlife, Sports | SmSh Territory | from Oct 14 until Oct 16, 2016 |
  • Oktobertfest - Traditional German Beer Festival

    City Moments hosts Oktoberfest in Jing'an. They're celebrating the German festival with an original Bavarian band, traditional dishes, and Dirnd, served in 1L glasses. Weekday prices are 300rmb per person. Tables up...
    Dining | SmSh Territory | from Oct 13 until Oct 15, 2016 |
  • Split Works pres. Kurt Vile and the Violators

    Indie rock darling Kurt Vile makes his Shanghai debut under the auspices of Split Works. "He's a man with an old soul," says Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon. On stage, alongside his band the Violators, "the laid-back,...
    Nightlife | QSW Culture Centre | on Fri Oct 14, 2016 |
  • InterNations Shanghai

    Expat networking group InterNations meets again. They've got a bit of an older, more mature crowd of professionals, and they typically meet at pretty well chosen venues -- this time: Cotton's. Unlikely to find...
    Community, Nightlife | Cotton's (Anting Lu) | on Fri Oct 14, 2016 |
  • Cara Dillon Shanghai Tour

    Meteor Award-winning Irish folk singer of the folk group Equation Cara Dillon plays Mao Livehouse on the Shanghai stop of her China Tour. Among her many accolades is a performance at the Belfast Festival at Queen's...
    Nightlife | MAO Livehouse | on Fri Oct 14, 2016 |
  • Community Center Shanghai's Friday Market (Minhang)

    Community Center Shanghai, the expat group that does family oriented events, has another Friday market; this one's at their Minhang location. Vendors will offer coffee, teas, baked goods, organic produce, and imported...
    Community | Community Center Shanghai (Minhang) | on Fri Oct 14, 2016 |
  • Piu Piu

    Piu Piu a.k.a Giulietta Canzani Mora is a French-Uruguyan singer, songwriter, and DJ based in Paris. She released her first tape, Nightintale , produced by Ryan Hemsworth, French Fries, Bambounou, Scntst, Myth Syzer,...
    Nightlife | Le Baron | on Fri Oct 14, 2016 |
  • Wooozy Offline pres. Palmistry x Endgame

    Wooozy Offline is back after Concrete & Grass with a heady double bill of minimal pop and maximal beats. Jamaican dancehall-rooted Palmistry (playing an intimate live set) meets club anthem master Endgame (playing...
    Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Oct 14, 2016 |
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  • 2016 Shanghai Rolex Masters

    Shanghai's biggest tennis event returns. The annual Shanghai Masters is a pro knockout tournament played on hard outdoor courts down in Minhang. Part of the ATP World Tour Masters, the tournament sees the world's...
    Sports | Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center | from Oct 8 until Oct 16, 2016 |
  • JZ Festival 2016

    One of Shanghai's biggest and best festivals throws down for the 12th year in a row, out in the lush Expo Garden. Expect multiple stages, some big international acts (past years have seen Bootsie Collins, Victor...
    Nightlife | Expo Park | on Oct 15 and Oct 16, 2016 |
  • New Noise pres. MONO 'Requiem for Hell' China Tour 2016

    Japanese post rockers Mono return for another Shanghai show. They are one of the most wildly popular instrumental, anthemic rock bands to emerge from the post / space rock scene in Japan. Expect melancholy, tuneful...
    Nightlife | MAO Livehouse | on Sat Oct 15, 2016 |
  • Oyster and Chablis Feast

    Oyster-lovers rejoice as Hyatt on the Bund hosts its third oyster and wine festival. The events see hundreds of gourmands visit the hotel’s Vue Bar to enjoy a day of endless oysters flown in live for the occasion,...
    Dining | VUE (Bar) | on Sat Oct 15, 2016 |
  • Oktobertfest - Traditional German Beer Festival

    City Moments hosts Oktoberfest in Jing'an. They're celebrating the German festival with an original Bavarian band, traditional dishes, and Dirnd, served in 1L glasses. Weekday prices are 300rmb per person. Tables up...
    Dining | SmSh Territory | from Oct 13 until Oct 15, 2016 |
  • High Hopes

    Crushing beatdowns a plenty from this UK melodic metalcore / hardcore band. They're at Inferno behind their sophomore record Sights and Sounds out now on Victory Records. 100rmb at the door. 9pm start.
    Nightlife | Inferno | on Sat Oct 15, 2016 |
  • Love and Bureaucracy Post Punk Night

    "Love and Bureaucracy" is a post-punk night at Harley's Underground showcasing the sounds and genres beloved to the China underground scene. On the bill: Schoolgirl Bye Bye, Ugly Girls, Little Monster. No cover....
    Nightlife | Harley's Underground | on Sat Oct 15, 2016 |
Oct
16
  • 2016 Shanghai Rolex Masters

    Shanghai's biggest tennis event returns. The annual Shanghai Masters is a pro knockout tournament played on hard outdoor courts down in Minhang. Part of the ATP World Tour Masters, the tournament sees the world's...
    Sports | Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center | from Oct 8 until Oct 16, 2016 |
  • 2016 Spartan Obstacle Race

    The Spartan Race is a leader in the sport of obstacle racing, offering open heats for all fitness levels, as well as competitive and elite heats for those with something more to prove. The first of its kind to feature...
    Sports | Dishui Lake West Island | on Sun Oct 16, 2016 |
  • Fall Volunteer Matching Fair

    The Market hosts Community Center Shanghai's volunteer matching fair, pairing you up with charities that you care about. Expect to see Stepping Stones, Thirst, and River of Hearts there. The Market is a community...
    Community | The Market | on Sun Oct 16, 2016 |
  • 2016 Spartan Obstacle Race

    Obstacle course Spartan Race comes to Shanghai for one day, offering a challenging athletic proving ground for all fitness levels. You'll climb over, through, and under various types of obstacles, complete challenges,...
    Sports | SmSh Territory | on Sun Oct 16, 2016 |
  • Love Bang x Motorsmoker Rooftop BBQ

    Love Bang make cartoons and music in downtown Shanghai. Motorsmoker make Texas-style smoked BBQ in this hippy water-village called Zhujiazhao an hour from the city center. They're coming together for one day only on...
    Dining, Nightlife | Le Baron | on Sun Oct 16, 2016 |
  • Adoption Day

    Animal lovers down at the brew pub, raising awareness and hopefully finding some foster animals new homes. Second Chance Animal Aid is there from 1pm to 3pm.
    Community | Shanghai Brewery (Hengshan Lu) | on Sun Oct 16, 2016 |
  • 2016 Shanghai Centre October Farmers' Market

    Shanghai Centre does a monthly farmers market at The Plaza above Cityshop. Expect fresh produce directly from the farm. Goes from 10am-3pm.
    Community | Shanghai Centre | on Sun Oct 16, 2016 |
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  • Jiang Pengyi: Grace

    Jiang Piangyi is a big deal in the world of Chinese contemporary art. This fall, he's showing new photography series Grace at M50 mainstay, ShanghART. The artist has shown at the gallery before - notably those...
    Arts | Shanghart Gallery | daily until Oct 23 2016 |
Oct
20
  • Li Hongbo + Shi Ningfang: Truth

    Magda Danysz Gallery presents a group show of two artists this fall: Li Hongbo and Shi Ningfang. Li's known for his classical-looking sculptural busts that, on closer examination, are made of layer upon layer of paper...
    Arts | Gallery Magda Danysz | daily until Oct 29 2016 |
  • 4-Day Beach Bikini Party, Diving, and Color Run

    The Hainan government is sponsoring a travel deal to the island for a cheap, cheap price: for 899rmb you get four-star accomodation for 4 days and three nights, meals and drinks included (include Hainan Specialties,...
    Travel | OK Deal | from Oct 20 until Oct 23, 2016 |
  • Preme 1st Anniversary Part 1 - Rome Fortune

    Representing the ATL, Fool's Gold hip hop recording artist Rome Fortune drops at Arkham, ringing in the one-year anniversary for Preme. 120rmb at the door; 100rmb pre-sales. 10pm.
    Nightlife | Arkham | on Thu Oct 20, 2016 |
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  • Tough Mudder

    "Tough Mudder is an 8KM & 16KM mud and obstacle course designed to test your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit." It's not a race but a team-oriented challenge. Catch the video on their Shanghai page to get...
    Sports | SmSh Territory | on Oct 22 and Oct 23, 2016 |
  • Deep Forest Festival

    Promoters Guilty Pleasure throws a "Deep Forest Festival" on Tianjia Mountain in Anji county. "We are going to bring you an unforgettable adventure filled with good vibes, music and all kinds of awesomeness. We put...
    Community, Nightlife | SmSh Territory | on Oct 22 and Oct 23, 2016 |
  • Shanghai 123

    Shanghai123 is a free, half-day, and in-depth orientation that gives new arrivals the resources to navigate their first year in Shanghai and beyond. Each year, hundreds attend Shanghai 123 and leave with an essential...
    Community | Community Center Shanghai (Pudong) | Saturdays until Jan 21 2017 |
  • Max Gazzè Maximilian World Tour

    Italian singer-songwriter and musician Max Gazzè performs in Shanghai as part of Hit Week 2016. The Italian vocalist, known for his unique high-pitched voice, is a Fabi Silvestri Gazzè member, and in town supporting...
    Nightlife | QSW Culture Centre | on Sat Oct 22, 2016 |
  • Synth Crush

    "The creation of synthesizer had a massive effect in the modern music industry for the past 40 years. Inspired by it, 2 pairs DJs will play some tune like Dark Disco, Minimal Wave, Electro, Industrial, Shoegaze, Synth...
    Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Oct 22, 2016 |
Oct
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  • Tough Mudder

    "Tough Mudder is an 8KM & 16KM mud and obstacle course designed to test your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit." It's not a race but a team-oriented challenge. Catch the video on their Shanghai page to get...
    Sports | SmSh Territory | on Oct 22 and Oct 23, 2016 |
  • Deep Forest Festival

    Promoters Guilty Pleasure throws a "Deep Forest Festival" on Tianjia Mountain in Anji county. "We are going to bring you an unforgettable adventure filled with good vibes, music and all kinds of awesomeness. We put...
    Community, Nightlife | SmSh Territory | on Oct 22 and Oct 23, 2016 |
  • IGig Presents: Frankmusik

    English synthpop superstar brings the lights and lasers to Mao Livehouse. Fans of an Eurasure meets Daft Punk kind of vibe, don't miss out. Check out his stuff here . 180rmb in advance; 220rmb at the door. Starts 9pm.
    Nightlife | MAO Livehouse | on Sun Oct 23, 2016 |
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  • Theater: 'Velocity'

    Winner of an experimental theater award in Taiwan, Chen Wu-Kang and Su Wei-Chia’s Velocity is a post-modern, multimedia dance / performance piece that explores how the frenetic nature of contemporary society pulls...
    Arts | Theatre Above | on Oct 28 and Oct 29, 2016 |
  • Wantigga

    Residing in the Netherlands, Jonathan Tan AKA Wantigga, has been making beats in his hometown Deventer since he was a boy. Growing up in a churchgoing household, he was raised with lots of gospel, soul, and jazz...
    Nightlife | Le Baron | on Fri Oct 28, 2016 |
Oct
29
  • Andy Warhol: 'Shadows'

    The orignator of Pop Art returns to Shanghai again this fall, this time in the form of his seminal Shadows series. Created between 1978-79, they mark the culmination of the artist's interest in shadows. The...
    Arts | YUZ Museum | from Oct 29 until Dec 18, 2016 |
  • 2016 Halloween Tribute Show at Yuyintang

    Time to get your mosh on! Yuyintang's most beloved annual tradition is back—the Halloween Tribute Show. The show is where locally-based musicians dress up and play the part as some of their favorite bands for a night...
    Nightlife | Yuyintang | on Sat Oct 29, 2016 |
  • Theater: 'Velocity'

    Winner of an experimental theater award in Taiwan, Chen Wu-Kang and Su Wei-Chia’s Velocity is a post-modern, multimedia dance / performance piece that explores how the frenetic nature of contemporary society pulls...
    Arts | Theatre Above | on Oct 28 and Oct 29, 2016 |
  • INTRO Electronic Music Festival Shanghai

    Beijing's biggest electronic music festival makes its Shanghai debut at the Expo park. Multiple stages featuring DJs and producers, kicking out house, techno, bass, and more. Headliners are Kevin Sauderson, DJ Koze,...
    Nightlife | Expo Park | on Sat Oct 29, 2016 |
  • Freak Show Halloween Party

    MVP and Park Hyatt host the Bund blowout Halloween party -- it's a Freak Show. They're transforming the 92nd floor lounge into a haunted house with scary decor, special performances, and more. Terrifyingly classy....
    Nightlife | Park Hyatt Shanghai | on Sat Oct 29, 2016 |
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  • West Bund Art + Design Fair 2016

    Back for its third edition, West Bund Art + Design Fair hits up Shanghai's 'cultural corridor' once again in 2016. Expect a who's who of international galleries, and if previous forays are anything to go by, top-notch...
    Arts | West Bund Art Center | from Nov 9 until Nov 13, 2016 |
Nov
10
  • Popasuda Sound Killing

    Popasuda returns to Dada Shanghai for another night of global bangers. DJ Skinny Brown hits the decks with tracks from across the world, featuring a big selection of Latin, African, Indian, and Caribbean Bass, along...
    Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Nov 10, 2016 |
Nov
11
  • West Bund Art + Design Fair 2016

    Back for its third edition, West Bund Art + Design Fair hits up Shanghai's 'cultural corridor' once again in 2016. Expect a who's who of international galleries, and if previous forays are anything to go by, top-notch...
    Arts | West Bund Art Center | from Nov 9 until Nov 13, 2016 |
  • 11th Shanghai Biennale

    Shanghai Biennale returns for its 11th edition this fall, once again taking over the mighty Power Station of Art museum. This time around, the three-month long event is curated by Indian artist/ curator group Raqs...
    Arts | Power Station of Art | from Nov 11 until Mar 12, 2017 |
  • ART021 2016

    This high-end art fair, named after Shanghai's area code, is now in its fourth edition and always good for a look-see. If previous incarnations are anything to go by, expect a who's who of blue-chip international...
    Arts | Shanghai Exhibition Centre | from Nov 11 until Nov 13, 2016 |
Nov
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  • West Bund Art + Design Fair 2016

    Back for its third edition, West Bund Art + Design Fair hits up Shanghai's 'cultural corridor' once again in 2016. Expect a who's who of international galleries, and if previous forays are anything to go by, top-notch...
    Arts | West Bund Art Center | from Nov 9 until Nov 13, 2016 |
  • Electric Zoo

    An EDM festival of epic proportions, the New York-originating and the internationally traveled Electric Zoo festival is making it's Shanghai debut November 12 at Expo Park. Along with Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy...
    Nightlife | Expo Park | on Sat Nov 12, 2016 |
Nov
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  • Blue Man Group

    Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert, and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable, multi-sensory experience. See the show that has captivated 35 million...
    Arts, Nightlife | Shanghai Culture Square | from Nov 16 until Dec 4, 2016 |
  • The Grand Voyage: A Man Upside Down

    A collaboration between Guo Xi and Zhang Jianling, this is the latest chapter in ongoing work Grand Voyage , realized last year on an 86-day long cruise. The duo's route was inspired by various historical cultural...
    Arts | OCAT | daily until Nov 20 2016 |
Nov
22
  • Corona, Margarita, Sangria Happy Hour

    The colorful Mexican restaurant on Fumin Lu has their happy hour from 3-7pm. During that time, you can get buy-one-get-one on their sangria, margaritas, and coronas. Those are 60rmb, 70rmb, and 35rmb respectively....
    Nightlife | Tepito | daily except Sat & Sun |
Nov
29
  • Felix Gonzalez-Torres

    Rockbund Art Museum hosts the first ever China-side exhibition of late, great American artist, Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996). Renowned for his unconventional methodology and poignancy, the retrospective includes...
    Arts | Rockbund Art Museum | daily until Dec 25 2016 |