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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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  • Monday Tomahawk Split

    Every Monday evening at popular neighborhood hangout Bar Centrale, they're serving a 1kg Tomahawk (New Zealand) steak plus side potatoes plus side salad plus one bottle of Italian red for 318rmb. For reservations 6205 1068.
  • Mussels and Fries Deal

    Every Monday, Le Cafe is serving free-flow mussels and fries for 80rmb. Book your table in advance at 138 1644 3892. 7pm.
  • Teachers Night Out

    Roxie hosts a weekly night of teacher appreciation for all the teachers workin' out there in Shanghai. From 6pm till midnight it's happy hour prices for teachers with work ID. Get that week stated off right. No entry fee. Starts 6pm.
    • Nightlife | Roxie | Mondays
  • B1G1 on Rib-Eyes

    Every Tuesday at Yasmine's, they offer a buy-one-get-one deal on their rib-eye steaks. Deal is valid for the whole day, from 11am opening time. Thrifty Tuesday steak meal for meat lovers. Prices from 178rmb. No valid during holidays.
  • Turkey Tuesday

    Get a whole turkey leg and two small craft beers for 149rmb. At Zapfler you'll find craft beers, craft liquors and homemade German food. The craft beers range from an IPA to a German Hefeweizen which can be paired with homemade...
  • ‘Legally Blonde’: The Broadway Musical

    Based on the adored Metro-Goldwyn -Mayer hit movie, Legally Blonde: The Broadway Musical is a fabulously fun international award-winning Broadway Musical that follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes,...
  • Ideal Home Show

    Founded in 1908 in the UK, Ideal Home Show has attracted more than 70 million consumers and has been recognised as the largest existing consumer event for home decor. This heritage event will take place in Shanghai for the first time...
  • Yang Jing Bang Noodle House

    Occasional Inauthentic Chinese Food pop-up series Yang Jing Bang returns for the last time in 2017 - this time doing another Noodle House. They've collaborated with Jason Li, a London-based Shanghainese with his own supper club this...
  • Candor Cabaret Show: Chicago

    ‘Chicago’ is the longest running American musical in Broadway history with 6 Tony’s under its belt. It was also made into a movie in 2003 with Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta-Jones that won the Academy Award for Best...
  • CINEMQ 19: 'Blue'

    It's almost a year since awards season outlier Moonlight took Best Picture at the Oscars. It was the first time that a queer themed film had won cinema's most prestigious prize; but, for some, this wasn't a cause for celebration....
    • Community, Nightlife | ALL Club | on Thu Dec 14, 2017
  • A Canadian Christmas Thursday

    The Canadian Club is down at their home base The Cannery celebrating with a free-flow on a Canadian traditional holiday spread (it's basically the same as everyone else's). Free-flow Christmas Dinner for 288rmb. Christmas special...
  • Rock for Charity

    A concert featuring student-teacher rock bands playing to raise money for Blessing Hands. Blessing Hands helps students from primary to college level with school aid, as well as getting resources into primary schools like water...
  • A Place To Bury Strangers China Tour 2017

    Setting tinnitus-inducing noise-pop against a tension-wracked JoyDivision-meets-Slowdive backdrop, this Brooklyn trio drenches lovesick indiepop in sheets of deafening static and distortion. They have been called the loudest band in New...
  • Moulin Rouge

    Every Friday during the month of December, Candor presents a cabaret tribute to “Moulin Rouge”. A glass of absinthe ought to get you in the mood for tales of reasonably-priced love, negotiable romance, and inevitable betrayal as told...
  • Footprint 6th Anniversary with Julia Govor

    Beijing (and Shanghai)-based house and techno music promoters turn 6, celebrating in the big room at Arkham with special guest Julia Govor. Stacked line-up of local deep / tech starts on support. 120rmb at the door, includes a shot.
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Fri Dec 15, 2017
  • Home Alone - '90s Christmas Party

    You love the 90s? You love Christmas? You love CDS? Ugly sweater party and 90s tunes on the stereo by Monnet. No cover. Starts 10pm.
  • Children’s Concert: ‘The Blue Planet’ in Concert’

    BBC’s ‘The Blue Planet in Concert’ is an unforgettable visual and musical journey through the wildest and most beautiful parts of our blue planet. George Fenton, one of the UK’s most successful composers, created the score to this...
  • Snap! Holiday Party

    “All we want for Christmas is you!” Snap!, Shanghai’s favorite queer events platform will unwrap the biggest gift of the season: an unforgettable holiday party at Xixi Bistro, at the heart of the festive Xintiandi. Upon arrival, a...
  • This Is Cabaret

    Every Saturday this December, Candor hosts the musical: This is Cabaret. The resident cast does their version of this classic story in a performance that involves a bit of audience involvement. Classic pieces from the musical will be...
  • Box to Give

    FitHearts is hosting a boxing event in Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao's ballroom, where a team of coaches led by Chris Xiong will get you moving and burning calories. Costs 100rmb to join, 75% of the proceeds will go to the Rende Foundation,...
  • ‘Legally Blonde’: The Broadway Musical

    Based on the adored Metro-Goldwyn -Mayer hit movie, Legally Blonde: The Broadway Musical is a fabulously fun international award-winning Broadway Musical that follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes,...
  • Vocal Ensemble Vox Clamantis in Concert

    Established in 1996, Vox Clamantis is a vocal ensemble that revolves around its leader Jaan-Eik Tulve. It all started with Gregorian chant, which Tulve studied in Paris in the 1990s. Back in Estonia he formed Vox Clamantis to continue...
  • Christmas Warm-Up Brunch

    The Stage at The Westin gets started early on that sumptuous Christmas Brunch feast. They're serving a buffet range of holiday foods, desserts, Veuve Clicquot, and cocktails. "Be swept away by an afternoon of entertainment, live...
  • Ride for Rescues

    Ride for Rescues is back by popular demand. With the last event 100% of the bikes were booked and they raised over 2,000rmb for Rose and her rescues. Just like last time, all participants will ride for animals being cared for by Rose's...
  • S.T.D. Presents Desiigner

    S.T.D. and the Chengdu 'up and coming' Club Nox are joining hands to bring the Panda rapper Desiigner to Arkham. Desiigner rose to prominence in 2016 after the release of his debut single "Panda", which reached number one on the U.S....
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Sun Dec 17, 2017
  • Santacon Sweat Out

    Golden Gloves is hosting their own Santacon, where you can work out dressed as old St. Nick. There'll be a beginner's boxing class at 12pm, boxing strength and conditioning at 1.30pm, and beginner pads at 3pm. There'll also be mulled...
  • Holiday Sports Camps

    Sport for Life has 13 years experience running camps in Shanghai. Their range of Mixed Sports camps are taught in English with experienced, international coaches and are structured for children to experience new sports, learn new skills...
  • Festive Dinner Set Menu

    Get a classy three-course dinner set menu at 388rmb per person (+15% service charge) from December 18 to December 25 (unavailable on December 24). For more info and reservations, call 6322 9988 ext 4318, or email...
  • Join iStage Winter Camp

    iStage Winter Academy offers a chance for students to work on their musical theater skills over the holiday break. In the mornings students will work on singing, dancing, and acting skills. After lunch, students will attend different...
    • Arts, Community | 1088 Plaza | from Dec 18 until Dec 22, 2017
  • Ballet Winter Camp

    Shanghai City Ballet's got a half day winter dance camp on the schedule from December 18-22. Open to kids 3-6 years old this half day camp will cover a few different styles of dance including ballet, tap, hip hop, and jazz. Costs...
  • You Paint, We Pour

    The old paint and pour at Roxie, you paint while sipping on some happy hour drinks. From 6-9pm, buy one get one on beer, wine, and house spirits. Art packs are available for purchase or you can bring your own. Free entry.
    • Community, Nightlife | Roxie | on Mon Dec 18, 2017
  • Theatrical Storytelling Winter Camp

    The M&Y Group is offering a winter camp centered on 'theatrical storytelling.' The camp is for kids 4-12 years old and will include interactive activities that aim to boost a child's confidence and broaden their imagination through...
    • Community | Fitspace | from Dec 18 until Dec 22, 2017
  • Life Skills Comedy Camp

    The M&Y group along with Kung Fu Komedy is offering a comedy winter camp focused on honing life skills. The camp will include interactive activities and comedy workshops led by international trainers. Open to kids 9-14, full day will...
  • Festive Dinner Set Menu

    Pelham's is putting on a special festive menu, where you can watch Executive Chef Philippe and his crew prepare a four-course Christmas-y dinner, on from December 18 to December 25 (it's not available on Dec 24). It's 688rmb per person...
    • Dining | Pelham's | from Dec 18 until Dec 25, 2017
  • Moulin Rouge

    Every Friday during the month of December, Candor presents a cabaret tribute to “Moulin Rouge”. A glass of absinthe ought to get you in the mood for tales of reasonably-priced love, negotiable romance, and inevitable betrayal as told...
  • Popasuda pres. SAMI-T (Mighty Crown)

    Shanghai's biggest global bass movement comes with big things. For this round the crew has brought in Sami T from the one, Mighty Crown. Coming out of Japan, Mighty Crown remains one of the world's largest reggae soundsystems, winning...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Dec 22, 2017
  • Christmas Specials

    Limited edition eggnog milkshakes for 50rmb and mulled wine for 40rmb available at Al's Diner.
    • Dining | Al's Diner | from Dec 22 until Dec 25, 2017
  • Käfer’s Duck Temptation

    For people who cannot wait to celebrate Christmas, a festive duck menu will be offered on December 22 and 23 at Kafer, which is available during lunch as well as dinner hours. The three-course set menu is priced at 318rmb per person.
    • Dining | Kafer | on Dec 22 and Dec 23, 2017
  • This Is Cabaret

    Every Saturday this December, Candor hosts the musical: This is Cabaret. The resident cast does their version of this classic story in a performance that involves a bit of audience involvement. Classic pieces from the musical will be...
  • Brewlicious Christmas Dinner

    You’re invited to Zapfler’s Winter Wonderland. (!) "A Brewtastic get-together for German food and Craft Beer lovers." They're hosting a 4-course Beerlicious Christmas Dinner for 258rmb per person. The menu: "Sassy Santa's Snow Soup...
  • One Year Anniversary Christmas Concert

    For the past year, OLAM has been laying down that soulful rock. They're celebrating one year in the books with a Christmas eve eve show at Harley's. Three bands in support: Yanran, Tribes Of Asaph, and RMB. It's a multi genre night that...
  • Christmas Family Fun by Our Own Kids Club

    Our Own Kids Club are putting on a Christmas Family Fun Party on December 23, with Indian cuisine. Games, dance and DIY activities with a chance to win prizes. 100rmb for adults, 70rmb for children from 5-12 years old. Children under 5...
  • European Memories Christmas Eve Dinner

    "Get into the holiday spirit and enjoy precious times with family and friends while experiencing the world's best festive cuisine this holiday season." Top-tier hotel dining experience at a Shanghai institution. The Stage offers...
  • Lavish Christmas Feast

    ON56, a four-in-one dining experience presents a unique six-course set menu on Christmas Eve including Oysters, Cannelloni, and Monkfish-prawn enhanced with festive highlights including Beef Willington, Salmon Wellington, and Chocolate...
    • Dining | ON56 | on Sun Dec 24, 2017
  • Christmassy Sunday Brunch

    A festive Brunch on December. Traditional European cuisine and a view overlooking the river. 528rmb per person. Available from 11am.
    • Dining | Kafer | on Sun Dec 24, 2017
  • Festive Season Joyeux Noël

    All kinds of festive dinner options available at Mr. & Mrs. Bund available on December 24 and December 25. Very popular with the French crowd, looking for contemporary takes on traditional cuisine in a Bund setting. Check the flyer for...
  • Joyous Celebration at Grand Cafe

    Grand Café hosts a decadent Christmas buffet featuring festive offerings and seafood, including Pacific oyster and baby lobster, accompanied by fresh selection of snow crabs, prawns, tiger crabs and scallops. The dessert counter is...
    • Dining | Grand Cafe | from Dec 24 until Nov 25, 2017
  • Christmas Eve Dinner

    Executive Chef Andreas Schmid hosts a tempting five-course Christmas Eve set menu paired with spectacular views of the placid Huangpu river. 888rmb per person.
    • Dining | Kafer | on Sun Dec 24, 2017
  • Christmas Buffet Dinner

    The BREW's doing a beer-y Christmas buffet for the festive season, with live music from resident band Outgates. Starts at 5.30pm. Price is 428rmb per person, or 214 per child. Includes free flow juice, soft drinks and craft beer. All...
    • Dining | The BREW | on Dec 24 and Dec 25, 2017
  • Christmas Eve Brunch

    The Westin hosts a Chrismas Eve brunch, in the midst of their series of feasts surrounding the big occasion. They're offering a range of sumptuous holiday foods, desserts, Veuve Clicquot along with entertainment, live performances, the...
  • Filipino Christmas Party: Pasko Ni Juan

    The biggest Filipino Christmas in town it at Hongmei Lu. "What you can expect is not just Filipino traditional Christmas dishes and Filipino festive music, but also tropical passion from Filipino community." All-you-can-eat-and-drink for...
  • New York Harlem Singers

    Hailing from, of course, Harlem, New York, the ensemble is devoted to presenting the time-honored tradition of the African American spiritual to audiences throughout the United States and abroad. After their first appearance at the...
  • Christmas Brunch Feast

    The MEAT's putting on their premium meat and seafood showcase. It's got an a la carte dinner available for the Christmas period. Christmas brunches start from 11.30am-3pm including hot and cold appetizer buffet, seasonal seafood of the...
    • Dining | The MEAT | on Dec 24 and Dec 25, 2017
  • Christmas Menu

    On December 24 only, The Captain hosts a Christmas menu. From 5.30pm to 11.30pm, for 380rmb guests can get a three-courses set menu, that includes a glass of red or white wine. Tables of four receive a complementary bottle of red or...
  • Christmas Eve Dinner Set Menu

    Five-course menu at Pelham! You can watch them make it in the windowed kitchen. Lobster Bisque, Roast Chicken with Foie Gras, and Wagyu Beef with Japanese Butter Rice and Sea Urchin. It's 1,488rmb per person. Price subject to 15% service...
    • Dining | Pelham's | on Sun Dec 24, 2017
  • Christmas Lunch Buffet

    Traditional festive dishes at the Grand Brasserie which'll feature live entertainment from the jazz band, and a chance for the kiddos to get a picture with Santa Claus. 988rmb per person, or 488rmb per child (6-12 years old) on Christmas...
  • Christmas Dinner Buffet

    Christmas Dinner Buffet at the COOK, displaying a "festive spread" for the Christmas holidays, good for a family celebration. Fresh seafood and international cuisines from 13 live cooking stations. The first seating for Christmas dinner...
    • Dining | The COOK | on Dec 24 and Dec 25, 2017
  • Traditional European Christmas Day Dinner Buffet

    Traditional European Christmas Day Dinner Buffet at Cachet. Lucky draw, picture-taking with Santa Claus, live music performance, etc. It's 478rmb per person (plus service charge) including a giveaway, unlimited mulled wine, eggnog, house...
    • Dining | Cachet | on Mon Dec 25, 2017
  • Christmas Day Brunch

    The Westin Brunch, Christmas Day version. Massive spread of holiday favorites, Veuve Clicquot Champagne, and cocktails, along with entertainment, music, and lucky draws. Table visits from Santa for the kids. 798rmb per person; kids...
  • Christmas Dinner

    Special Christmas dinner at The Fellas terrace from 5.30pm. 588rmb per person. Bund views and living the high life with a bunch of classy Italians and fans thereof. Details on the flyer.
  • Fujiya & Miyagi

    Brighton-based electronic band Fujiya & Miyagi are taking the stage at Bandai Namco Future House on December 29. A 4-man ensemble (none of them are named either Fujiya or Miyagi) with a fifteen year history in experimental...
  • This Is Cabaret

    Every Saturday this December, Candor hosts the musical: This is Cabaret. The resident cast does their version of this classic story in a performance that involves a bit of audience involvement. Classic pieces from the musical will be...
  • Dahlia Rosea China Tour

    Local alternative rock band recently signed to Modern Sky finish off their 14-city tour in their hometown at Yuyintang. Support from Shanghai bands Milky Way Dive (indie, psych, surf) and Galēən (dark folk, prog rock) 9pm start. 80rmb at...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Dec 30, 2017
  • OK, Deal! Travel New Year 3-Day Yellow Mountain, Hiking & Hot Spring

    OK, Deal! is offering a trip to The Yellow Mountain, a winter tour from December 30-January 1. Costs 1,290rmb per person, more details and booking on OK, Deal!'s site.
  • Orchestra: Vienna Johann Strauss

    World famous and renounced the Vienna Johann Strauss Capelle will be presenting renditions of pieces by Johann Strauss, having presented the remarkable figure in nearly 3000 performances in countries all over the world. Drawing a line...
  • 007 Elegance on The Bund

    Shaken or Stirred? MVP Events and The Peninsula (Michelin-starred restaurant Sir Elly’s) host a black tie affair to ring in the new year. Experience the luxury and extravagance under the guise of Her Majesty’s secret service. Enjoy an...
  • Minimalist New Years with Jozef K (Acid Test, Uk) & Jigsaw (Gottwood, UK)

    Minimalist takes over Dada for New Years Eve again this year with a double international headliner. Jozef K (Acid Test, BBC Radio1, UK) & Jigsaw (Gottwood, UK) join the Minimalist crew for an extra special New Years Eve. Expect quality...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sun Dec 31, 2017
  • MVP NYE Party: Disco Heaven

    The big New Year's Eve party from kings of The Bund, MVP Event. Party of the year for these guys on the 91st floor of the Park Hyatt, ringing in the new year at the top of the city. Free-flow tapas, finger food, canapés, champagne Veuve...
  • La Boum NYE Party

    Mr & Mrs Bund's iconic New Year’s Eve house party - La Boum - returns to ring in 2018. DJ Keint & DJ John Avolio on the feel good vibes. Dress code: Disco Chic. Entrance: 200rmb* per person, including one glass of champagne. Pre-sale:...
  • New Year Eve at Jade on 36 Restaurant

    1,088rmb per person including wine pairing and pre-dinner canapés, Champagne, cocktails, beer and soft drinks at Jade on 36 Bar. Menu specialties include pan-seared scallop with wild mushrooms, truffle foam, crispy chestnut, as well as...
  • New Year's Eve Dinner at The Fellas Terrace

    The Fellas hosts a New Year's Eve set dinner on their Bund terrace. Spectacular views to ring in the new year and a classic Italian menu for 688rmb. See the flyer for the menu details. RSVP required.
  • New Year's Eve Dinner Buffet

    Extravagant New Year's Eve buffet designed by Chef Philippe available at Grand Brasserie. Musical accompaniment from a jazz band and free flow wine ought to make it a memorable evening. It's 988rmb per person, 488rmb per child (6-12...
  • New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet

    Cachet Lobby Lounge is hosting Akia's musical talents to usher in the New Year, with a dinner buffet pulling back-up duties. It's 688rmb per person including a giveaway, unlimited mulled wine, eggnog, house wine, beer, juice, soft...
    • Dining | Cachet | on Sun Dec 31, 2017
  • New Year's Eve Celebration

    Celebrate New Year's with a Perrier-Jouet Champagne and canape reception at the Waldorf Astoria, followed by dinner at Pelham's and live music at the Long Bar. It's 1488rmb per person for the package, including the welcome reception and...
  • 'Feel the Thrill of the New Year' NYE Dinner and Party

    The countdown will begin with a seven-course dinner at ON56 featuring an array of signature dishes from Kobachi, the Grill and Cucina as well as free-flowing sparkling wine. The party continues after with live music and ..."the largest...
    • Dining, Nightlife | ON56 | on Sun Dec 31, 2017
  • New Year’s Eve Champagne Countdown Party

    Enjoy free-flowing champagne, wine, spirits, beer and soft drinks with the most breathtaking views from the top of the Huangpu River, and toast to this eventful year, while DJ spins music around. All guests will stand the chance to win...
    • Nightlife | Vue Bar | on Sun Dec 31, 2017
  • New Year's Eve Celebration

    At the Wei Jing Ge Chinese restaurant, Master Chef Sam Yuen presents a 9-course menu with Cantonese and Shanghainese flavors for New Year's Eve. It's 688rmb per person, with all prices subject to a 15% service charge. Starts at 6pm.
  • New Seas Eve

    Great views of the Shanghai skyline at this more low-key naval-themed lounge. 450rmb per person for free-flow drinks from 9pm to 1am. canapès from 9pm to 10pm. For info and booking : 6323 7869.
  • Count Down Party

    Count down party includes a glass of Perrier Jouet Champagne and selection of Chef ’s nibbles, 388rmb per person. Upgrading to a bottle of Perrier Jouet Champagne (or Belle Époque), with sharing platter, 1,188rmb (or 2,988rmb) for two...
    • Nightlife | Long Bar | on Sun Dec 31, 2017
  • New Year’s Celebration

    Contemporary European cuisine and a HUangpu view hosted at Kafer for their New Year's dinner. 888rmb per person. 5pm.
    • Dining | Kafer | on Sun Dec 31, 2017
  • New Year's Eve

    Celebrate the last evening of the year in the warmest and Frenchest fashion at Le Bouchon... a 7-course dinner for two celebrating traditional French cuisine: foie gras, scallops, lobster, beef, chocolate... it's all there. See the menu...
  • White Party

    The Mansion kids bouncey castle is hosting a White Party ringing in the winter season. Free glass of "glue wine" for the party peeps dressed in white. Two rooms of house and tech, going allllll night. Open bar with the entry fee:...
  • Free New Year Sports Classes

    To keep the festive spirit alive in early 2018, Sport for Life are opening all their sports to new and existing customers for free. Whether you are an existing or new customer, you are invited to come and try a new sport free from...
  • Alphabet: Green Drinks December Film Screening

    Green Drinks screen Alphabet , a documentary that analyzes the modern educational system and argues that it squelches children's capacity for imagination, creativity, and independent thought. Film screening will be followed by a short...