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Seven Absolutely, Totally Unrelated Bits Of Nightlife This Weekend

By Nov 19, 2020 Nightlife
Thursday evenings are starting to feel like Friday evenings, meaning the weekend is starting a day early. With punk rock concerts, tiki cocktail nights, and even an Insane Clown Posse party, here's an absolutely nonsensical grabbag ways to start the weekend early.


Open Deck with Guest Bartender Shift

Nov 19, 8pm @XBar

Patrons of the bar can choose the music for the evening. DJs Chabuduo and Oliver G are scheduled to open up proceedings. Guest bartenders Charlie and Danica, who are from Pao Drinks Co. and Peddlers Gin, will be mixing drinks for the night. Entrance to the venue is free.

Two Meads & a Beer: Dinner Pairing

Nov 19, 7pm @Beer Barrel

A food pairing event where almost every dish is paired with Hoop & Horn Mead. The 3-course meal costs 218rmb. Dishes to expect include melon and arugala salad, roasted duck breat and cheescake for dessert.


Round Eye & Spill Your Guts Live Concert

Nov 20, 9pm @Yuyintang

Live concert featuring the team-up of punk rock bands ROUND EYE and SPILL YOUR GUYS. Likely to get absolutely brutal. Tickets to see the bands costs 80rmb presale and 100rmb at the door.

The Shanghai Juggalo Carnival

Nov 20, 9pm @Inferno

The first Insane Clown Posse-themed party in Shanghai, and part of the officially sanctioned Juggalo Weekend. This free party will feature the live debut of Juggalo art show “The Messenger," DJ BO playing Jugalo-tracks, clown face painting, costume contest, carnival games and more.

Tanduay Blend

Nov 20, 8pm-late @Union Trading Company

Tanduay Blends on Friday evening will feature guest bartenders Carson Xie & Eddy Yang. They will be mixing Tiki inspired cocktail menu with the hard-to-find-in-China, cult favorite Fillipino rum Tanduay.

Lucky Pop-Up Party

Nov 20, 8pm @DOE

Lucky Mart + Lucky Diner are doing a pop up at DOE’s Tongren Lu location for one night. Japanese funk/disco tunes from DJ rocHaos + DJ RawB, a Lucky and DOE collab jacket launch, Lucky pop-up konbini, Lucky draws + Lucky bags, and highballs + snacks. So much plus! Entrance is free, and pop-up highballs + snacks price start from 30rmb.


Metal Genesis

Nov 21, 8pm @LOFAS

Two new bands in a double debut, "Rat King" and "Louisiana Slaughterhouse Project," composed of veterans of the Shanghai music scene, with members from Alpaca, Hitobashira, Hydraslug, Shift ctrl, General Tsao, and more. Entrance to the concert is free.

Meanwhile, Over on SmartTicket...

Queen Tribute Concert

Nov 19-21, 10pm @The Pearl

The Pearl's live band will play the biggest hits of Queen, featuring some of Shanghai’s greatest vocal performers. Limited tickets and seating available as it will be live concert, so expect to stand up and dance. Tickets are for general admittance only. Purchase tickets on SmartTicket.

Shanghai Hot Club

Nov 21, 8pm @Lincoln Center Shanghai

Jazz group Shanghai Hot Club plays on Saturday evening. The group is a collection of jazz scene regulars. Guitarist Fei Jia, violinist Liu Xing, guitarist Li Cheng, Xu Runze on upright bass and Zhou Shengji on accordion. Purchase tickets to the jazz concert on SmartTicket.

Toy Box at VUE Bar

Nov 21, 7pm @Hyatt on the Bund

The VUE Bar is hosting a naughty party. There will be DJ's playing house music all night. There are prizes to earn as the best dancers! The party opens at 7pm. Ticket starts at 110rmb for presale, which comes with 2 glasses of champagne. Table packages with bottled spirits start at 2,578rmb. Purchase tickets on SmartTicket.

Not your cup of nightlife? Plenty of more events listed on our list of things to do in Shanghai this weekend.


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