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May
18
  • Chef's Weekly Specials

    There’s no Tuesday without Tacos, and Tacolicious got the best thing Tuesdays have to offer. Salivate on Chef Thijs' weekly special tacos plus a selected cocktail for 95rmb. Available from 6pm-close.
May
19
  • Pearl’s Unplugged

    Over 25 years ago Nirvana recorded their MTV Unplugged — an eerie, magical recording that will forever remind the world what might have happened if Kurt Cobain were still here. Over the years, many talents have left us too soon....
  • OMG Trio and Valentines Day Dinner

    On May 19 and 20, the OMG Trio will be playing at Jazz at Lincoln Center, with Michael Compton on piano, Guillaume Paloma on drums, and Edwards Owain Thomas on bass. Compton, Paloma, and Thomas are all known for their jazz ability, with...
  • Latin Groove

    United by a taco gathering and now through music, Bailongo & Mimi Moonflower present a night of Alternative Grooves from Latin America. It all happened when Bailongo aka Ricardo, played b2b with groove del Mundo seeker Mimi...
    • Nightlife | XBar | Tomorrow
  • Mi Casa Es Su Casa

    Mi casa es su casa. Revolucion is hosting Latino Dance every Wednesday, with 2 for 1 on selected rum cocktails until 11pm. DJ starts at 9:30pm, dance class starts at 10:30pm.
  • Mid-Week Live

    Go to C's Bar this Wednesday for some live music and underground vibes. Runnin' Late Productions is bringing Bad Treatment, White Ink, Jojo, and Adrian Jenkins to the floor. Plus, C's got buy one get one free drink specials until 10pm....
    • Nightlife | C's | Tomorrow
  • China Underwater: The Culture Behind Diving

    TailorMade Culture Talk is inviting guest speaker Angela Tang, a senior diver and one of the organizers of an international diving community in Shanghai, to share the diving culture she observed and experienced in China. Following her...
May
20
  • Moves Like Jagger Live Band

    Move Like Jagger! A night of hits from the 2000s all the way to the present, all performed live by The Pearl’s Red Stars. Dance to hits from Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Britney Spears, Pink,...
  • Catchup and Leapfrog Strategies: Samsung vs. Huawei

    CEIBS Assistant Professor of Strategy Changhyun Kim is giving an exclusive MBA lecture to discuss a topic with a focus on companies in China and Southeast Asia. During the lecture, Professor Kim will draw upon his own case study of...
    • Community | CEIBS | Thu May 20
  • 520 "I Love You" Day

    Mr. & Mrs Bund will have set menus for couples starting 888rmb per person. No word whats on the menu for this one yet except romantic tunes and views from the Bund, but you Paul Pariet's Bundside restaurant is always a...
  • CINEMQ 39: Diva

    Elevator's regular queer movie night, CINEMQ, is back. They've got more short films celebrating queer confidence, empowerment, and divaliciousness starting at 8.30pm and an after party at 10.30pm. Michael Cignarale will be doing the...
  • 5/20 Romantic Set Menu for Two

    Ombra are putting on a 6-course set menu for the 5/20 valentines day. They are known for Western fusion and having a mouth watering selection of cakes and pastries that they make in their bakery.
    • Dining | OMBRA | Thu May 20
  • 520 Skate Date

    Another way to show your love: call Him/Her out for a skate date. Roller disco, Riink, has prepared a 520 love bird package with shots, hearty snacks, cocktails, and skates for the evening for 388rmb per couple. The bar and kitchen will...
    • Dining | RIINK | Thu May 20
  • Ladies Night 520

    Ladies Night celebrates 520 setting a love-filled scenario and with the hottest rhythms flowing track after track on May 20th at Bar Rouge Shanghai. Plenty of gifts and surprises for all ladies and special lucky draw prizes featuring...
  • Margarita Thursday

    Every Thursday get your frozen Margaritas at Tacolicious for 40rmb from 6pm until close.
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    The Best of Everything

    May is one of the best times to enjoy afternoon tea with your loved one whilst enjoying an amazing view of the Huangpu River. Afternoon tea for two for 398rmb+10% service charge, including 2 glasses of sparkling wine and 2 cups of...
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    Commune Social 520

    This year, on May 20th, The Commune Social offers eight courses, a menu for 920rmb per couple, include sparkling water or still water, one bottle of wine: "Nuala, sauvignon blanc, New Zealand", or "Luna Lunera, tempranillo, Spain" and a...
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    520 Valentine's Day

    "520" or as the saying goes, "I love you" was originated by Fan Xiaoxuan's song "Digital Love" and is now celebrated as Valentine's Day in China. Celebrate Valentine's Day at Sakemate on May 20th with a romantic and sumptuous feast....
  • Boomi X Egg: Chef's Table Round 2

    This May, Boomi and Egg challenged chef’s and restaurants to create a 5-course menu using local, seasonal, and imperfect vegetables. Home Chef Chhaya accepted this challenge. She is an innovative and creative Indian chef who...
  • Earth: Green Initiatives May Film Screening

    Green Initiatives 130th Documentary Screening, features Earth, a documentary that observes people, in mines, quarries, and at large construction sites, engaged in a constant struggle to take possession of the planet. Several billion...
  • Queer Trivia

    Quiz night, with a heavy emphasis on the Q. There will be prizes from the event's sponsors  Strictly Cookies, Cherry on Top, The Hai, ESL Passport and other notable brands. All gender expressions and sexual orientations are...
    • Nightlife | Roxie | Thu May 20
  • Polux 520 "I Love You"

    Pollux is holding a one-day couples menu that might be the apple of your loved one's eye on 520. The menu hasn't been released yet but you can expect some very good quality French food coming out of Paul Pairet's Xintiandi kitchen. The...
  • seul&SEUL 520 Dinner

    Another valentines day is on the horizon. 520 or 'wo ai ni' day happens on May 20 every year. seul & SEUL are putting on a ten course couples menu for 888rmb per person on the 20th and 21st. It's a bit of a who's who of luxury...
    • Dining | seul&SEUL | on May 20 and May 21, 2021
May
21
  • Alec Haavik presents Shanghai Triad

    On May 21 and 28, saxophonist Alex Haavik presents Shanghai Triad. Starting at 7.30pm and 9.30pm, the Shanghai Triad, saxophonists Alex Haavik and Murray James and trumpeter Jeremy Sinclair, will be performing alongside bassists Danny...
  • The Garden of Eden

    Space Panda invites you to join “The Garden of Eden" at LA SUITE - The exclusive Italian club lounge located at the Wuding and Yanping road crossing in the heart of Jing'an. DJ sets and live music performances are waiting for you!
  • GROOVE! Festival

    Groove! is a new party night dropping its first event at swaggy bar on the bund Cé La Vi. There will be multiple stages dedicated to different types of music with the main genre being house, and mini-games where you can win...
  • Long Yu Conducts La Mer

    At the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra for one night only, conductor Long You will be interpreting Debussy’s “La Mer (The Sea)” with cellist Lin Zhu. They will also be performing Bizet’s “Carmen” and...
  • Nerd Alert: Marvel Edition

    Avengers, assemble. Can your team defeat Thanos (and all other teams) to win this nerdy pub quiz? If not, luckily there will be plenty of food, drinks, and laughs regardless. The quiz consists of questions relating to the 23 films in...
  • Walk & Eat

    Walking tour group Shanghai Pathways is leading a tour of local life by in Hongkou's Luxun Park. The tour follows the footsteps of China's greatest modern writer, Luxun, known for his novels and shap critical essays on the historical...
  • Yoga & Mindfulness Immersion in Anji Mountains

    Anji Mountains Yoga for Life signature Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat is happening in May on the 21st-23rd. During this retreat, you will be staying in a small secluded luxurious mountain resort with a stunning outdoor swimming pool. In...
  • Free Sign Up Shanghai LIC Beer Festival

    SmartShanghai has 100 tickets for free beer - you heard it right. From May 21 to May 23, the Shanghai Local Independent Craft Beer Festival (LIC) will host 18 local craft breweries from different districts of Shanghai. Outrage Brewery,...
  • Swan Lake Music Concert

    Tchaikovsky’s classic score of Swan Lake will be performed at the Shanghai Grand Theater this March, along with other classic pieces. Philharmonic Light Music Group presents Swan Lake in the first half, followed by the classical...
  • Jersey Night

    Put on your favorite sports jersey and join Bar Rouge Shanghai on Friday, May 21st for Jersey Night. Get your body moving to the cheerful sounds of the resident DJs and sing to the anthems of Dance, Hip Hop, and House music on the...
  • Dialogues of Fiction: Interview with Margarita García Robayo

    Miguel de Cervantes Library in Shanghai and the literary magazine Chopsuey launch "Fiction Dialogues", a series of streaming conversations with Spanish-speaking authors, carried out within the framework of the Literature Festival with...
  • FoS X Funkadeli Anniversary Edition

    Friday from 9pm till late on May 21st FoS X FUNKADELI presents 'Dance Hits' Anniversary Special. Free Entrance, 20rmb Funka Shots from 9-10pm. 1L bucket 118rmb. Happy Vibes Dance Hits Bucket Challenge 98rmb to enter. 
  • Shanghai Local Independent Craft Beer Festival

    Focusing on the medium, small, and microbreweries of Shanghai, the Local Independent Craft (LIC) Beer Festival brings 18 Shanghai-based craft breweries together in one spot, including Side Hustle, Beast of the East, Postwave, Outrage,...
  • Full Throttle Ahead

    M50 gallery Island6 has a new exhibition on. The mixed media show “Full Throttle Ahead” explores the vehicles that have become ubiquitous in our everyday life and where they lead us. Read more  here . 
  • California Dream

    Swaggy party organisers MVP Events is taking over for the official opening of the terrace at the luxury Wanda Rein hotel on the bund. As usual they've got a few VIP offers going: 2 bottles of Champagne + 1 bottle of spirit at 3088rmb; 2...
    • Nightlife | Ruiku | Fri May 21
  • Genom Sequence

    It's the return of Genom Sequence - XBar's exploration of the micro-house sound coming out of the Balkan Peninsula. The night is a collaboration project between Leo Lang and Edison Chen, two veteran selectors who will be showcasing the...
    • Nightlife | XBar | Fri May 21
  • AC/DC & Monster of Rock Night

    The Pearl Tribute Concert series continues with AC/DC meets the Monsters of Rock! AC/DC is globally considered one of the greatest rock band of all time. Join The Pearl to celebrate of all things AC/DC, as they've gathered Shanghai's...
  • Amateur Dance Theatre: The Vision of Yoyo

    Produced by the Shanghai International Dance Center (SIDCT) and directed by Song Xinxin, the 'Vision of Yoyo' is a performance by amateur dancers from all walks of life who wish to shed light on individual physical and mental...
May
22
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    Oriental Spring Pool Party & BBQ

    Oriental Spring are shutting their 15,000sqm of hot springs to the public for an exclusive pool party on Saturday the 22nd. Chefs will be manning a BBQ of meats and seafoods with heaps of sides and desserts, as well as salads if you're...
  • Lhasa-Everest Base Camp Adventure Tour

    Ever fancied yourself a bit of a mountaineer? Tour group Wanna Travel is putting on an 8-day Lhasa-Everest Base Camp trip. During the trip, you can make Tibetan crafts (Thangka) with your own hands; catch view of Everest from Everest...
  • Mastering Steaks

    Community cooking school CieCAS has developed a new homemaker program with a focus on culinary challenges. Part of this will be a class on May 22 about how to knock up the perfect pork steak and the best ways to cook grass-fed or...
    • Community | CieCAS | Sat May 22
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    Time Management +

    Just can't seem to fit it all in? Vita Vinum are hosting a time management life coaching session over a couple of glasses of wine. The coaching session will be lead by Nicole Stroud, soul empowerer and mindset coach of VV Wine fame. A...
  • Zapfler 4 year Anniversary Party

    Zapfler are celebrating four years at Found 158 on May 22. It's quite a milestone. They've got brunch on all day, and the party going all night. Expect to see live DJs and some very, very drunk Germans.
  • The Aim Was Song

    Matt and Madeline Shugert, an American folk duo, will be performing music from their new album, The Aim Was Song. Each of the eleven original compositions on the album is based on poems by the renowned American poet, Robert Frost. Their...
  • License to Disco

    Jack Hoff and Catherin Kwok — little-known, classic dance music DJs — will be bringing the forgotten but time-honored disco synth pop of 1980s eastern Europe, the early popular voices from Japan to Taiwan, the Hong Kong...
    • Nightlife | XBar | Sat May 22
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    520 or “I love you"

    In honour of the upcoming romantic day The Fellas have put together a that includes scallops, steak Rossini, chocolate mousse crumble, and a bottle of something nice to drink; rosé, prosecco and red or white wine are the options....
  • Love Bang: Wawatou Consumerism Cult, with 3ASiC

    Love Bang hereby invites you to meet the god of consumerism, with bass, hip hop, footwork, trap, R&B, and mind-melting visuals at Elevator. Headlining the night is producer 3ASiC, coming from Shenzhen. 3ASiC's track “套路”...
  • Burn in Afrika

    Bar Rouge's festival night continues with Burn In Afrika. The costume-based event will have African, food, music, performers, and surprises. Bar Rouge asks you to bring the ray of sunshine, the spiritual and creative self to inspire and...
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    Family Chef - Learning to use different cooking methods

    Culinary school CieCAS are running cooking courses for anyone interested in improving their skills in the kitchen. The whole program consists of 13 classes. Each class will focus on a specific cooking method but will also add...
    • Community | CieCAS | from May 22
  • TEDx Fuxing Park 2021: Wonder

    TEDx is coming to Fuxing Park with a series of talks on the theme of wonder. The word can be interpreted in many ways but it is something that we all have experiences with in our lives, either as incredible events or emotions, or as...
  • Act to Inspire: Tracing Our Food’s Journey

    It's never a bad idea to learn how you can eat more sustainably. As sustainably as the Nords perhaps? Green Initiatives are teaming up with the Nordic Consulate generals for a full-day event on sustainable food and the Nordic lifestyle....
  • Wakanda Essence: Return to the Thrown

    Cyclo are holding a whole evening of Wakanda, fictional sub-Saharan country home to superhero Black Panther. It starts with an audio-visual screening experience of Wakanda Essence: Return to the Thrown. A royal dinner of west African...
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    CeltFest 2021 - The Best Of Celtic Nations

    The second edition of Celtic culture night, Celt-Fest is upon us. The Celts were indigenous peoples of Europe that - for the most part - spent their time warring with, being conquered by or absorbed into the Roman empire. In spite of...
  • Paw Party

    Gin & Juice is taking care of man's best friend with an event - resisting the urge to use the word 'pawty' here - for Eleventh Hour Rescues. 20rmb from every drink that night will be donated to the rescue charity that saves the...
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    Brunch

    seul&SEUL has launched a new four-course brunch for 298rmb, including snacks, appetizers, main courses, and desserts. Add 48rmb for a cocktail or 298rmb for free-flow champagne.
  • French Improv

    Zmack's 12 year anniversary is this year, the year of the Ox, and for the last (but not least) show celebrating this, their premier French team Zut Alors will be performing. Scan the QR code below for tickets.
  • Volunteer Knit Workshop

    Need to do your bit for the betterment of the world this month? You can head down to this free knitting workshop and knit some items for a charity sale. Don't sweat it, you don't need to know how to knit, they can teach you that. If you...
May
23
  • Swing Dance Party

    Jazz at Lincoln Center and Jive Lizards is hosting their Swing Dance Party. Swing is a jazz dance style that popularised in the 1920s-1940s. Alec Haavik will be on saxophone, Anthony Bott will be on piano, Michael Hicks will be on bass,...
  • Ping Pong Disco

    Jing-A beer is bringing back Ping Pong Disco this Sunday. What't that? It's exactly what it sounds like. Xbar DJ Rochaos will be spinning vinyl-based disco while you shred it on the pin pong table. There will be prizes for the best...
    • Community | XBar | Sun May 23
  • NTS Radio Live from Shanghai

    NTS Radio Shanghai takes over your Sunday, sharing the sounds of the Chinese underground club scene with Floating, Cocoonics, and Cice. Hosted by China Social Club’s Frau.
  • Garden Yoga

    Never figured Cottons for a yoga spot, but now you mention it, that historic villa and lush garden seems like just the place to stretch out. This Vinyasa flow will be lead by Momo in both English and Chinese. Sign up at here . They...
May
24
  • Teacher’s Brunch

    Educators deserve a lot of love and respect, so Tacolicious is throwing a Teacher's Brunch on Monday. Book your seats for brunch tacos, quesadillas, and burritos from 40rmb, and free-flow Mexican mules, frozen margaritas, and Corona for...