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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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  • TGIM - Buy-One-Get-One on All Mains

    A great Monday night deal from Nordic favorite EQ. From 5pm every Monday, they're offering buy-one-get-one on all their main courses, with the purchase of a drink. Great (and thrifty) way to start out the week. "Love to eat. Eat to love."
    • Dining | EQ | Mondays
  • West World Night

    Join the WW addicts for the brand-new season of West World at Level UP. Huge-size cocktails and beer selection. After viewing, pop downstairs for some old-schooled arcade games. Free entrance. WW Happy Hour: 1L Cocktails - 70rmb. SH Love...
    • Community, Nightlife | Level Up | Mondays
  • Udon Mondays

    Kicking off every monday all udon will be half price, from 5-10pm at Time. With the menu changing through out spring and some it gives you a great chance to come and try a few.
    • Dining | Xime | Mondays
  • Asparagus Season

    All four restaurants of Paulaner Bräuhaus Shanghai will offer traditional white asparagus dishes, as long as the season lasts at a la carte prices.
  • Happy Hour

    Un Caffe Bar hosts a happy hour with cocktails, wine and beer at your disposal every day. Monday to Friday from 4pm to 8pm, weekend from 2pm to 6pm. Selected cocktails 35rmb; glass of wine 30rmb; draft beer 25rmb.
  • 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,...
  • 'Comme Un Lundi', the French Monday Blues

    Comfort french food, good company... 20 years of savoir-faire in Shanghai. Every Monday Le Bouchon knocks 10% off the price on most of their classic classic dishes. Available from 6.30pm.
  • Steak Night

    Every Tuesday at Donghu Lu Italian restaurant Gemma, they've got a really good steak special on. Three options from 150rmb to the sharing Tomahawk 750rmb. Good for carnivorous couples. Available from 6pm.
    • Dining | Gemma | Tuesdays
  • China's Waste Ban - Boon or Bane? Green Drinks April Forum

    108th Green Drinks monthly forum transpires in collaboration with Collective Responsibility, "where we will look to understand the implication of waste ban on countries, why this may be a positive step for China and for other countries,...
  • LifeSkills4Me workshop: How to Cultivate Creative Fearlessness to Get What You Want in Life

    What is LifeSkills4Me Workshop? It is an event that will boost your Life Skills through a practical personal development workshop. Learn from the speaker & guests about Personal Development. Share your Life Experience tips and hacks....
  • Sun Kissed Week

    To celebrate spring, "the sun-kissed season", Liquid Laundry launches Sun Kissed Saison – their new craft beer innovation, co-brewed by our brewer Pedro and chef Simon. "With lemon zest, herbal warmth of thyme, and chardonnay juice, we...
  • Foogly Cooking Show

    Foogly is a social gastronomic event with known Spanish chefs cooking with ugly foods delicious dishes while they explain how they elaborate the meal. 80rmb entry fee. 4pm.
  • Movie Night: 'Enter The Dragon'

    The Pearl screen's Bruce Lee's 'Enter. the Dragon' celebrating the 45th anniversary of the film's release. The ultimate kung fu movie on their 8-meter screen, with a concurrent burger deal. Free popcorn. No entry fee. 8pm.
    • Community, Nightlife | The Pearl | on Tue Apr 24, 2018
  • Dee Archer Live

    At Glam, Dee will perform the best of contemporary and standard jazz standard and blues songs with her favorite band in town. Dee only performs a few shows each year in Shanghai, so don’t miss this rare chance to hear an extraordinary...
    • Nightlife | Glam | on Wed Apr 25, 2018
  • Wonderful Wednesday

    Join the WW addicts for the brand-new season of West World @ Level UP. Huge-size cocktails and beer selection gets you in the mood. Pop downstairs for some old-schooled arcade games... Free entrance. Every Wednesday from 7pm-9pm, The...
    • Dining, Nightlife | WET BAR | from Apr 25 until Aug 29, 2018
  • Cosign

    Cosign is the Wednesday after work and then some party every Wednesday at All. Local DJs getting down on some experimental sounds, drinking highballs. (Seriously.) Hyph11e, Illsee, Scintii, Swimful playing from 6pm to 2am.
  • 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 Apr 25, 2018
  • Disco Fever

    Time to boogie again down at 3 1.3 lounge. DJ @pple is playing the funky sounds of yesteryear for a classy all night dance party on The Bund. No entry fee, but dress code at the door. Dress dressy. 8pm.
  • Raffles Medical Medicafe - 'Nutrition: Everything I Need to Know'

    Raffles Medical starts a Free Conference Programme. First one is about Nutrition and everything you always would like to know. You will learn the basics of nutrition, exercice and also be equipped with tools to make healthy choices. Meet...
  • Girls Night Out - Ok, Deal Travel Company Sponsor

    MVP Events hosts another night for girls on The Bund. "This week ladies, expect to win vouchers for a exclusive trip." From 9.30pm, free cocktails and manicure service. Roma Hard on the mix. Free entry for all with the password MVP till...
    • Nightlife | Bar Rouge | on Thu Apr 26, 2018
  • Securing the New Silk Road

    The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a key component of China's political and economic strategy in Eurasia. China’s growing influence across its western and southern borders is one of the most important geopolitical trends today. Yet, a...
    • Community | Kartel | on Thu Apr 26, 2018
  • Stand-Up Comedy Without A Net

    The return of the famous ‘Set List’ style improvised comedy show to Massé: a free stand-up open mic where Shanghai’s best comedians hit the stage with no material or preparation, just whatever fate throws at them. Always fun, never...
    • Nightlife | Masse | on Thu Apr 26, 2018
  • el Ocho: Joe's Pizza Pop-Up

    Joe's Pizza is crips and tasty. el Ocho cocktails are unique and delicious. Seems like a good pairing for a fun night. Try a classic pepperoni or go for the one Joe's specially crafted for el Ocho. 8pm till late.
    • NOT TAGGED | el Ocho | on Thu Apr 26, 2018
  • Noboru Arai pres. Crafts Delicate Japanese Cuisine

    Tsuru at the Jing An Shangri-La hosts Japanese two Michelin-starred Guest Chef Noboru Arai for a two-day kitchen take over for 'Taste of Spring'. 6-Course lunch at 388rmb per person and 8-Course dinner at 888rmb. Service fee not included.
    • Dining | TSURU | on Apr 27 and Apr 28, 2018
  • THYBLOOD - The Last Show

    "After a series of events from scandals and members disagreements", the longest running Thrash/Death Metal band of Shanghai has decided to disband giving to fans and friends one more last show at Harley`s Underground this Friday along...
  • Faux Fighters - A Tribute to the Foo Fighters

    Newly formed band "Faux Fighters" make their debut to pay tribute to the Fooooos. "Expect all the hits, some crazy antics, and it's rumored that one member does, in fact, look like Dave Grohl." Local greats Revival and Dahlia Rosa play...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Fri Apr 27, 2018
  • Fuckin' Metal Night

    Local hashers are DJing fuckin' metal maaaaaan all night at rock 'n' roll dive Specters. Old school and new school trash, NWOBM, tons of hair metal cheese, and Sabbath, Sabbath, Sabbath all night from DJs KILLSHIT, SpaceCat, and guests....
    • Nightlife | Specters | on Fri Apr 27, 2018
  • Barbarism Vol. 4

    The monthly club night for civilized barbarians! Expect new hip hop, familiar vocals in strange new contexts, and songs you didn't know you needed. BARBARISM is an escape for those who work hard all week and need to experience rawness...
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Fri Apr 27, 2018
  • Arkham pres. 8Er$ (Mad Decent)

    Evolving from a dark universe and a hip hop sound to a more electro-nic / tropical side. With several tracks signed on Mad Decent or Buygore, and playlisted by the big names like Diplo, Tiesto, Dyro, Annie Nightingales, Toddla T......
  • Steppin East Tour Shanghai

    Big reggae and dancehall night at C's with Dubshottas Promotions and MagicLampDO. Big vibes on the dance floor for Shanghai's reggae loyalists with an International guests joined by talented locals. No entry fee at the door. Starts 10pm.
    • Nightlife | C's | on Fri Apr 27, 2018
  • Noboru Arai pres. Crafts Delicate Japanese Cuisine

    Tsuru at the Jing An Shangri-La hosts Japanese two Michelin-starred Guest Chef Noboru Arai for a two-day kitchen take over for 'Taste of Spring'. 6-Course lunch at 388rmb per person and 8-Course dinner at 888rmb. Service fee not included.
    • Dining | TSURU | on Apr 27 and Apr 28, 2018
  • Shake pres. Courtney Knott

    A wild night of live funk and soul for the dancefloor with Shake's three-month resident singer, Courtney Knott and the full band. "Courtney's stage presence and charisma has been driving crowds into hysteria lately and this one-night...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Sat Apr 28, 2018
  • Jinqiao Mini Maker Faire

    Concordia International School Shanghai hosts a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. The Jinqiao MiniMaker Faire is a venue for makers—from artists to engineers, inventors to hobbyists—to show off their...
  • Sharpshooters Takeover: Strong Style Unleashed

    Sharpshooters' (DJ Reaper & Big Kerm) latest entry in their "Takeover" series lands at Ninja. Expect to be piledriven through a night of Hip Hop (current hits and throwbacks) as well free giveaways and enough wrestling references to make...
  • Strawberry Music Festival 2018

    Modern Sky's annual Strawberry Music Festival is one of the biggest in the game, bringing China's best indie, punk, metal and electronic talents to the big stage with a smattering of visitors from Europe, the US, Japan and beyond. The...
  • Electric Daisy Carnival

    April sees eclectic, prolific music festival Electric Daisy Carnival making its China debut in Shanghai's International Music Park. Two days and four themed stages pumping out the full spectrum of that hot, hot EDM. Headliners announced...
  • Labor Day 2018

    Workers of the world, relax. Make-up day is Saturday, April 28.
  • JZ Spring Festival 2018

    JZ Spring is back with the customary raft of top-notch jazz performers filling the streets with sultry and/or bombastic tunes, marking the 100th anniversary of jazz in Shanghai. In addition to the hundreds of talented local and...
  • Labor Day 2018

    Workers of the world, relax. Make-up day is Saturday, April 28.
  • 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...
  • Peanut Butter Wolf [Stones Throw]

    Los-Angeles based DJ and founder of independent record label Stones Throw Records, Peanut Butter Wolf's been spinning bold, technically masterful hip-hop beats since 1984. Best known for his record collection, themed vinyl sets...
  • Glam's Monthly Vegan Brunch

    Glam’s collaboration with HK based vegan café Grassroots Pantry has them wanting more food that’s healthy, delicious, and good for the environment. In that vein, Glam is putting on an all-vegan brunch on the first Sunday of every month....
    • Dining | Glam | on Sun May 6, 2018

    Singer-songwriter David Rhodes, known by his stage name RHODES, hails from Hertfordshire. Since his first single in 2013, he's gone on perform with the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Sam Smith, Hozier and London Grammar, played live at...
  • Shigeto

    Shanghai music scene stalwart Zachary Shigeto Saginaw, better known as Shigeto, is hot off last year's release of 'The New Monday.' The nine-track album was dedicated to the shows he'd put on regularly in Detroit, showcasing both his...
  • Great Wall Music Festival 2018

    The Great Wall Run Festival returns by the Simatai Great Wall. The party features international DJs Nina Kraviz, Dixon, and Recondite. Three different stages will be hosting packed day-time line ups from 2pm so you can get down to some...
  • Superwomen In Data #3

    Superwomen in Data is back for its third edition, all in the name of shining a light on female entrepreneurs. Hear from 5 women in the tech field on their experience, future challenges they predict, and opportunities for leveraging...
  • 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...
  • World Travel Fair

    As a comprehensive platform for professional networking and consumers marketing, the 15th Shanghai World Travel Fair is the to-do of the year for tourism industry professionals around the world. They're offering "a unique opportunity to...
  • Jakop Ahlbom's Lebensraum

    In the creation of this work, Netherland-based director Jakop Ahlbom was inspired by Buster Keaton, a pioneer in physical comedy in the 1920s. Like the silent movie of that time, the performance is also accompanied by live classical...
    • Arts | MIFA 1862 | from May 25 until May 27, 2018
  • GeoShanghai 2018

    GeoShanghai is a series international conference on geotechnical engineering held in Shanghai once every four years. The conference was inaugurated in 2006 and was successfully held again in 2010 and 2014, with more than 1200...
    • Community | WH Ming | from May 27 until May 30, 2018
  • Cats the Musical (June)

    One of the most successful musicals of all time returns to China. This is an English-language production (with Chinese subs) of Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running hit musical. Originally adapted from TS Eliot's whimsical poems about the...
  • ShanghaiPRIDE

    Founded in 2009, Shanghai PRIDE is the first and only LGBT Pride season in mainland China, celebrating diversity for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community and friends. The week-long festival features numerous events and...
    • Arts, Community, Dining, Nightlife, Sports & Recreation | SmSh Territory | from Jun 8 until Jun 18, 2018
  • Contemprale Series: Devendra Banhart

    “New Weird American” artist Devandra Banhart first attracted international notice with his 2002 debut album, ‘Oh Me Oh My… The Way the Day Goes By the Sun Is Setting Dogs Are Dreaming Lovesongs of the Christmas Spirit’—a collection of...
  • Shanghai PRIDE

    Founded in 2009, Shanghai PRIDE is the first and only LGBT Pride season in mainland China, celebrating diversity for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community and friends. The week-long festival features numerous events and...
    • Arts, Community, Dining, Nightlife | SmSh Territory | from Jun 8 until Jun 18, 2018
  • GoEast-Fudan University's Mini MBA Summer Program

    A 2-week 'mini-MBA program' brought to you by GoEast and Fudan University, it's an academic program with 36 hours of lectures and seminars and 18 hours of company visits. They'll accept 48 college students (you can earn 3 credits) and...
  • Asia CES 2018

    Big trade event showcasing the newest products from major tech companies, such as 3D printing, mobile phones, household appliances, sports and fitness trackers, and VR gear. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been...
  • Brew for Love - Brewfestival

    There's a newcomer to the beer festival scene called Brew for Love. It's actually a "brewfestival" rather than a craft beer festival, which means there'll also be coffee, komboucha and mate brewers on hand too. Plus it's a non-profit,...
  • Shanghai International Film Festival 2018

    Highlight of the year for movie nerds. Hundred of international movies and films screened in over 40 cinemas across Shanghai, as well as a few big-time movies stars popping around to Shanghai to say hello. Information on the specifics of...
  • Dragon Boat Festival 2018

    Otherwise known as Duan Wu Jie, this day is traditionally celebrated with Dragon Boat Races. Think Oxford rowing team, except facing forward, in a sick dragon-shaped canoe, and with a lot more drumming action. Also, everyone eats a lot...