Last weekend was one of the biggest in Shanghai so far this year. Avant-garde rap at The Shelter, daytime drinking at Elefante, candy-themed parties, models and catwalks at Shanghai Fashion Week, and even a bondage show.

Naturally, we attended all these affairs and got the pictures to prove it. Click on those links above to see what went down. We'll be out there this weekend too...

NIGHTLIFE / APR 17 / Share


Ever passed by that restaurant across the street from Dada that looks like a Buddhist hui suo (会所)? The big posters promise EDMz music on Fridays, so I stopped in on three different nights. I was the only customer but definitely not the only soul…

This place is a myth. If dragons and ghosts still chill in Shanghai, they drink here, likely wearing some LV. Straight-up palatial Southeast Asian vibes. We're talking waterfalls, a ridiculously excessive soundsystem, multiple feng shui elements that I don't understand but can feel, and strangest of all - not a single window. Japanese probably has one word for "supernatural" + "cute" + "quirky," and that sums up this place.

But here's the catch. They serve pretty decent Thai food and 30rmb draft beer. And that soundsystem...god damn. Like eight Bose subwoofers stacked up plus a bunch of tube speakers and a full DJ setup. Puzzling choices for a restaurant. When we ate there last week, they were showing an MTV special about 2 Chainz going to the UK and the bass was bumping hard like an LA lowrider, but not distractingly so.

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DINING / APR 17 / Share


The F1 kicks off with the practice on Friday, the qualifier on Saturday, and the actual race on 4/20 Easter Sunday. It happens rain or shine, so if you don't have tickets yet, go get those quick.

There's several F1-themed events and after-parties as well. Read on for a complete list of the F1 soirées happening around Shanghai this week. ... Read on

NIGHTLIFE / APR 16 / Share


Ever thought, "Hey, I haven't seen a good PSA in a while?" Well the FBI just put out a soon-to-be-classic video called "Game of Pawns" to let young Americans know about the dangers of accidentally-intentionally committing espionage.

The 26-minute video tells the true story of a young man from Michigan who came to Shanghai on study abroad then took some sketchy jobs writing essays for the Chinese government. He eventually tried to apply for the State Department and later the CIA, accepting 70,000 dollars from local officials along the way. ... Read on

SMSH / APR 16 / Share


Oh My Kebab!, that kebab shop that proprietor Charle's Liao has miraculously shoehorned into an already tiny bar, celebrates its grand opening this Sunday, April 20.

To mark the occasion, they're serving kebabs at 25rmb a pop. Draft beers will also be 25rmb. There will also be a "kebab-eating contest with prizes". Hopefully by "prizes" they don't mean some bullshit like "pride and bragging rights". Anyway, festivities get started around noon.

In case you missed it the first time, here is the listing.

DINING / APR 16 / Share


Last fall, just as the temperatures were starting to drop, Franck Bistrot opened its rooftop taqueria. It was open for scarcely a month before owner Franck Pecol could no longer justify paying people to make tacos for people who didn't want to sit out in the cold.

Well, the mercury is rising again, and Pecol is opening the shutters to that little rooftop shack this coming Friday. He's also changing the name of the place. Henceforth it is called Franckito. Doors open at 6pm.

DINING / APR 16 / Share


Yup. That's it really. M1NT is back open. After a tumultuous week that resulted in a a change of ownership, the dust has settled. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. The restaurant and lounge are open every night. The club portion is open from Wednesday to Saturday.

So yeah. There you go.

NIGHTLIFE / APR 15 / Share


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