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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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Jul
7
  • Cocktail Lab

    Bartender Bryant reveals three new cocktails every Tuesday. Try all three for 100rmb.
    • Nightlife | Perch | Tuesdays
  • Taco Tuesday

    Weekly special tacos plus selected cocktail for 95rmb. Available from 6pm–close
  • Burger Tuesday

    Purchase drinks to get buy one get one burgers from 5pm to 10pm every Tuesday. Holiday menus are not included.
    • Dining | Roka | Tuesdays
  • The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild is a vibrant story of Buck, a big and kindhearted dog, a crossbreed between a St. Bernard and a Scotch Collie, whose carefree life of leisure was suddenly upset when he was stolen from his home in Santa Clara County,...
  • In My Blood It Runs: Film Screening

    Soft launch of community-driven platform Seeds of Change supported by Time After Time, will screen the movie "In My Blood It Runs", which captures indigenous children's awareness of a racialised divide between rich and poor in Australia....
  • Tuesday Hungry Night

    Skewers and tapas 50% off, house cocktails 50% off.
Jul
8
  • Magic Mike

    Yes ladies (and fellas, don't be shy). It’s back! Magic Mike nights. Since January, this has been the #1 request for The Pearl to restart. Surprised? They aren’t. Though they need to limit the number of tickets due to The Thing, they'll...
  • UNLIMITED

    Every Wednesday, from 6pm to 9pm, as many skewers and sides as you want for 198rmb per person. Add 120rmb for unlimited beer and mixers.
    • Dining | STYX | Wednesdays
  • Fried Chicken & Quiz Night

    Dane hosts a raucus quiz night beginning at 8:30 routinely featuring 20+ teams, each getting a pitcher of beer for showing up. Food specials include CAGES Fried Chicken night featuring "Nashville Hot Chicken." It's not buffalo sauce,...
  • Boomi Screening - Albatross

    Albatross is a film by Chris Jordan and Manuel Maqueda. It explores ocean pollution, mass consumption and human impact on living creatures by capturing the reality of Midway Island. Food Available by The Kitch 19:00 Registration 19:15...
Jul
9
  • Happy Hour

    el Bodegon has a daily happy hour, offering reduced prices on selected cocktails. Get G&Ts, mojitos, margaritas, Aperol Spritz, and micheladas for 38rmb each. Every Monday to Friday from 5-7pm and every Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm.
  • BOGO Mojito

    Buy one get one on mojitos every Thursday in the sunken world.
  • Margarita Thursday

    Every Thursday from 6pm to close, get your frozen margaritas for only 40rmb at any Tacolicious location.
  • Aperitivo Evening

    Two drinks for 100rmb and cold cut platters on the terrace.
  • Movement - Planet 4x4

    Drunken Monkey will be starting the night with his very first public set, then Chinese producer H U F F will play next in his first performance with the Movement; and finally Movement veterans Lev Zep and Lobito will finish the night...
    • Nightlife | C's | on Thu Jul 9 2020
  • Drag Bingo

    Anyone can try their luck with purchase of a drink – match five in a row to win prizes and vouchers from Shanghai businesses and venues...as well as some special gifts from your gender-bending hosts. Free.
    • Nightlife | HUNT | on Thu Jul 9 2020
Jul
10
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    VOID x HOODOO

    Void Team up with Guangzhou's finest techno party.... HooDoo. Expect high energy music from start to finish. Line up: Tribes Senonix Rampton Shanghai Ultra nmlss Ben NRG. 80rmb.
    • Nightlife | Elevator | on Fri Jul 10 2020
  • Punk-O-Rama Vol. 15

    DJs Spacecat and Compact Dicks put on tattered sweatshirts and Vans and piss off the mall rent-a-cops. It's a night of skate punk, ska, punkcore, skatecore, skardcore and orthodox hardcore.
    • Nightlife | Specters | on Fri Jul 10 2020
  • Swing Cat

    Expect night of minimal and micro house with some techno twist. 100rmb including a drink.
  • Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat

    Journey into yoga, mindfulness (Zen meditation), healing and self discovery in the mountains of Anji. All inclusive from 2,350rmb per person.
  • New Oriental Chinese Music Scene - Opening Concert of 2020-2021 Season of Shanghai Chinese Orchestra

    Shanghai-style Chinese music is like gold washed ashore by the tides. Sensual, delicate. The "New Oriental Chinese Music Scene" concert is re-arranged according to an original live set. Ancient musical instruments are combined with a...
  • Xiao Ying: Piano Storytelling

    Xiao Ying is a composer, songwriter, and music producer. An aspiring talent, Ying has won the award of Best Young Composer Project of the National Centre for the Performing Arts. He was also the only one in the nation to be into the...
  • 7 Day Reshaping Training Camp

    Seven day "reshaping camp" that includes yoga (and a private class on the first day), moderate cardio training, endurance and core strength training, HIIT, and more. 1,980rmb per person, discounts if two people apply together.
    • Health & Wellbeing | Maha Yoga | from Jul 10 until Aug 1 2020
  • Time After Time - The Colour in Your Eyes: Season 1 Closing Party

    Time After Time presents – “The Colour in your Eyes” by creating a special opportunity for the many creatives in Shanghai who are talented and ready to offer to all of us their value. Last week they closed their first season with episode...
    • Community | 1900Loft | on Fri Jul 10 2020
  • Nordes Summer Party

    Guest bartender Eddy Yang will make drinks with the Spanish premium gin Nordes Gin. DJ Enzo Grasso will start to play at 10pm.
    • Nightlife | Italo | on Fri Jul 10 2020
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    Kanpai Kocktails

    Event runs from 6:30-9:30pm. If you arrive before 6:30pm, you'll get a complimentary beer. For the rest of the night, there will be a Buy 2 Get 1 Free food deal (choose between Grilled Beef Hand Roll, Spicy Tuna Hand Roll, Salmon &...
Jul
11
  • Scarlett, Shanghai and Me - Mamahuhu's Final Episode

    Join Shanghai's own video troupe Mamahuhu for the the premiere of their grand finale! That’s right, it’s the very last Mamahuhu as we know it (until the inevitable reunion episode), taking place on Saturday, July 11, with a matinée on...
  • Goose Island Tropical BBQ

    BBQ Buffet 188rmb (or 288rmb with free flow on select beers) from noon-6pm. Summer is here and it’s time to celebrate with a good ole fashion BBQ! Goose Island is hosting Guest Chef Michael Wendling of Cuivre for some tasty summer fun...
  • DKNSTRKT Drag Workshop: Props + Posing

    A free workshop with Shanghai drag performers, Erica Assdika, Mitch Bitchpleaser and Lady N. Gentlemen. Open to people of any gender. In this free* introductory workshop taught by 3 Shanghai drag performers, Erica Assdika, Mitch...
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    We Could Become Buddhas...

    The tight rules of the city and the severity of the epidemic kept us at home. Realistic refugees began to accelerate their escape into the virtual world. In this exhibition, the artist tries to present a post-human digital life. Free.
    • Arts | Gallery 55 | from Jul 11 until Sep 6 2020
  • Xiao Ying: Piano Storytelling

    Xiao Ying is a composer, songwriter, and music producer. An aspiring talent, Ying has won the award of Best Young Composer Project of the National Centre for the Performing Arts. He was also the only one in the nation to be into the...
  • Summer Splash - Pool Party

    Possibly the biggest outdoor pool party of Shanghai! Summer Splash occupies more than a 1,000sqm of poolish joy and delight. Come enjoy a day in the water, with live music and fun! House, Latin, Hip-hop music from 8 amazing DJs, a good...
  • Pervert & Sodoma Party

    BDSM theme party (with most people just wearing black -- it's mandatory) from MVP Events, including provocative performers. Free entrance from 10pm to midnight if you rsvp to events@mvpshanghai.com, otherwise 100rmb cover charge.
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Sat Jul 11 2020
  • Aqua Fiesta Pool Carnival

    What's better in the mid of summer heat, than a lovely pool party with great music and an equally awesome vibe? Aqua Fiesta Pool Carnival by Space Panda is coming to town on July 11 at the Radisson Blu Forest Manor Shanghai Hongqiao,...
  • Roaring Twenties Murder Mystery Dinner

    The event will be a roaring 20s theme of murder mystery game. Each guest will assign with one character in the game. However, one of the names on the guest list is also on another’s hit list… and no one is safe from the consequences....
  • Once Upon a Murder Mystery Dinner

    A timeless tale of treachery and treason in a Kingdom far far away... There was a victim, and you can help us find out the killer. During the course of the party, everyone tries to find out who the murderer is. (The murderer, meanwhile,...
  • Aqua Fiesta

    12 DJs, 10 hours' music, food & drink, full of activities. 250rmb at the door including a drink.
  • Mojo Maker

    Mojo Maker! Featuring the fabulous vinyl collections of Tina Turnatrick & Baron Van West. 50-60s rockabilly, soul, rock and R&B. Rip it up!
    • Nightlife | Specters | on Sat Jul 11 2020
  • Aperol Spritz Brunch

    CHARCOHOL is celebrating summer time vibes with a special deal on Aperol Spritz—buy two for 100rmb or five for 198rmb from 11am to 4:30pm on Saturday, July 11. The deal runs in conjunction with brunch, which is 168rmb for two dishes.
  • Riddim'n'Vibe

    A night of Drum & Bass music featuring a DJ set from Alessandro who is one third of Italian dnb producer trio Fractale. Support from Resinate, Rabbit, Stu, and MC Jado. 100rmb with 3 drinks on the door.
    • Nightlife | 3NTRY | on Sat Jul 11 2020
  • BFC Big Adoption

    Close to 100 animals will be there to hopefully find someone to take them home. Free to adopt, but please think carefully before bringing an animal home.
  • Once Upon a Murder: Murder Mystery Dinner

    A timeless tale of treachery and treason in a Kingdom far far away... There was a victim, and you can help us find out the killer. During the course of the party, everyone tries to find out who the murderer is. (The murderer, meanwhile,...
Jul
12
  • Pool Party: Mission Out Vol.5

    MISSION OUT Pool party VOL.5! Brought to you by BEEHIVE,. This year, the annual summer rave will take place outside of the bustling metropolitan, on a sunny river island in QingPu. Chill in the pool, bath in sunshine and clean air, while...
  • Eating Live plus Record Market

    The "EATING LIVE" series of performances presents artists who interact closely with the label "Eating Music" - their fresh works and live performances, together showcasing the "LIVE" we expect. On July 12th, at YYT Park, the live event...
  • Daily Vinyl Weekend Vol.13 × LEMIX Flea Market 

    “Daily Vinyl Weekend” is a record market held by Daily Vinyl since 2014. The 13th Daily Vinyl Weekend will co-operated with Lemix Flea Market and Eating Music, featuring a record market and a live music show supported by the Eating...
  • Learn to Play Majiang

    Mandarin Community staff will teach you the basics of this traditional Chinese game, as well as the Chinese phrases you need to keep up with your neighborhood ayis. Vocab lists will be provided and you'll learn as you play and make new...
Jul
13
  • Tennis Lessons for Adults

    ITF Official program "Tennis Xpress" specifically designed for adult beginners. The course lasts 9 weeks and consists of 9x sessions (1 hour each). 2,880rmb.
    • Sports & Recreation | Haili Mansion | from Jul 13 until Sep 14 2020
Jul
14
  • The Two Popes

    An intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict...
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18
  • Their World | by Jin XIng Dance Theatre

    Jin Xing Dance Theare is China’s first private contemporary dance group. Led and founded by one of the most prominent contemporary dancers in China, Jin Xing, the theater group has been active locally and abroad for more than 20 years....
  • Flower Power Party on the Bund

    MVP EVENTS and FoS are bringing back that free-spirit vibe! FLOWER POWER is happening at Wanda Reign's rooftop terrace, RIUKU. Psychedelic decors and live sounds will transfer you instantly back to that familiar groove. Dress up in your...
  • Flower Power Party

    Dress up in your most flowery dress or shirt to bring back the “Peace & Love” era of the 1970s. 80rmb pre-sale or 120rmb on the door, both including a drink.
    • Nightlife | Ruiku | on Sat Jul 18 2020
  • Dirty Boots Indie Night

    It's indie, darling, Dirty Boots for the sonic youth. Get your plaid out. Starts on 10pm.
    • Nightlife | Specters | on Sat Jul 18 2020
  • 108 Sun Salutations

    Celebrate the New Moon with this 90min Rooftop Sunset experience. Please fill out the form: http://linwards.mikecrm.com/MfoOsX5 to sign up. 108rmb.
    • Sports & Recreation | 800Show | on Sat Jul 18 2020
  • Outdoor Yoga

    60min Yoga Flow in the central courtyard of Yongping Lane, followed by deals from surrounding tenants. Register here: http://linwards.mikecrm.com/880Znn0. 88rmb including partner discounts.
    • Sports & Recreation | STYX | on Sat Jul 18 2020
Jul
19
Jul
20
  • 2020 MISA Opening Concert

    The annual Music in the Summer Air (MISA) returns, kicking off its 11th year at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall! This year, the line-up consists mostly of local star-producers and ensembles, performing music for six consecutive...
  • Kids Culinary Summer Program

    Let your kids and teenagers enjoy cooking food from around the world. Cook every day a different menu according to the featured country. They are as follows: Monday: Switzerland Tuesday: Italy Wednesday: Mexico Thursday: France Friday:...
    • Community | CieCAS | from Jul 20 until Jul 24 2020
Jul
22
Jul
23
  • 2020 MISA - The Distant Beethoven

    The annual Music in the Summer Air (MISA) returns, kicking off its 11th year at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall! This year, the line-up consists mostly of local star-producers and ensembles, performing music for six consecutive...
  • Drag Bingo

    Anyone can try their luck with purchase of a drink – match five in a row to win prizes and vouchers from Shanghai businesses and venues...as well as some special gifts from your gender-bending hosts. Free.
    • Nightlife | HUNT | on Thu Jul 23 2020
Jul
24
  • Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat

    Journey into yoga, mindfulness (Zen meditation), healing and self discovery in the mountains of Anji. All inclusive from 2,600rmb per person.
  • 2020 MISA - James Li and Band

    The annual Music in the Summer Air (MISA) returns, kicking off its 11th year at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall! This year, the line-up consists mostly of local star-producers and ensembles, performing music for six consecutive...
  • Roots Radical

    One night of classic reggae, ska and dancehall courtesy of DJs Kyle B., Tina Turnatrick and Compact Dicks. Get out there and pick it up.
    • Nightlife | Specters | on Fri Jul 24 2020
Jul
25
  • 2020 MISA - The Red Guards on the Hong Lake, an Opera in Concert

    The annual Music in the Summer Air (MISA) returns, kicking off its 11th year at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall! This year, the line-up consists mostly of local star-producers and ensembles, performing music for six consecutive...
  • Girls And Boys Britpop Night

    Music for the common people, who wanna sleep with common people like you. Britpop, mod and indie from 10pm.
    • Nightlife | Specters | on Sat Jul 25 2020
  • Downdog With Your Dog

    Share your yoga practice with your furry friend & treat yourself (and your dog!) with partner deals. One dog per person. 180rmb/person including treats and 10% discounted brunch. Fill out the form here to sign up:...
  • Ibiza Sunset Party

    Rooftop party at the Hyatt on the Bund. Free flow of selected drinks of 3 hours from 6 to 9 pm or 9 to 12 pm for 200rmb if you rsvp to events@mvpshanghai.com or 248rmb on the door.
    • Nightlife | Vue Bar | on Sat Jul 25 2020
  • Z-Rou Chili Cookoff

    Z-Rou will be hosting a plant-based chili cookoff in partnership with chef David Laris. Ten Shanghai chefs will be competing for multiple awards for best chili as voted by judges and guests. The day will be family themed event with food,...
Jul
26
  • Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

    Mandarin Community staff will teach you some simple Chinese calligraphy, including technique and related Chinese vocab and phrases. You'll be surprised at how much Chinese you'll be able to understand by the end of the workshop! All...
  • Garden Yoga

    Outdoor yoga in the Cotton's garden, suitable for all levels. Bring your own mat. 88rmb and then 15% off food and drinks after class. Register here: http://linwards.mikecrm.com/ccXXos4. 88rmb including a 15% discount voucher for food and...
Jul
28
  • The Irishman

    Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran is a man with a lot on his mind. The former labor union high official and hitman, learned to kill serving in Italy during the Second World War. He now looks back on his life and the hits that defined his mob...
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29
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31
  • China Joy 2020

    Shanghai's big gaming exhibition returns with showgirls, cosplayers, otaku, fanboys, photographers, and companies running their games on the latest hardware. It's not as sleazy as it used to be, but that's good if you're coming for the...
    • Community | SNIEC | from Jul 31 until Aug 3 2020
  • Swan Lake (Grand Version) by Shanghai Ballet

    Since 1895, Swan Lake has won its accolade as one of the greatest ballets in world history, easily in the top tier of the classical ballet repertoire. Shanghai Ballet has collaborated for several years with Derek Deane, former Artistic...
  • Teenage Kicks

    Just a good ole bullshit punk rock party. Punk, soul and rock spring from the fingers of Sacco and Compact Dicks.
    • Nightlife | Specters | on Fri Jul 31 2020
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21
  • Emil and the Detectives

    Young Emil hops on a train to visit family in the big city. A thief steals something valuable, but he didn't count on Young Emil and his group of resourceful, quick-witted friends! Based off Kästner’s 1929 novella, this classic tale of...
Aug
22
  • Emil and the Detectives

    Young Emil hops on a train to visit family in the big city. A thief steals something valuable, but he didn't count on Young Emil and his group of resourceful, quick-witted friends! Based off Kästner’s 1929 novella, this classic tale of...
Aug
25
  • CEIBS Summer Pre-MBA Boot Camp

    Now going into its ninth year, the CEIBS Summer Pre-MBA Boot Camp is the programme to let you “get your toes wet” before you take the plunge. The CEIBS Summer Pre-MBA Boot Camp is a one stop destination to understand China both inside...
    • Community, Executive | CEIBS | from Aug 25 until Aug 30 2020
Aug
28
  • Men I Trust China Tour 2020

    Indie darlings Men I Trust are making their China debut in August with 4 special shows in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing! The Montreal-based 5-piece are fresh off their string of phenomenal singles such as “Lauren”, “Norton...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Fri Aug 28 2020
Sep
1
  • JZ Festival 2020

    One of Shanghai's biggest and best festivals throws down for the 16th year, with details to be confirmed. In addition to Alec Haavik and the Shanghai Shindiggers, 2019 saw Al McKay’s Earth, Wind and Fire Experience, Jaga Jazzist, Jacob...
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