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  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely...
  • Queen Tribute Concert

    Queen! Men! Myths! Legends! Mixing stadium rock, metal, glam, and Freddie Mercury's operatic vocals, Queen exploded into the rock arenas around the world with the over-the-top performance antics of their lead singer and the intricate...
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    Dark Circus - The Secret Myth of Dune

    The Pearl’s signature show Dark Circus is back! Hop on a midnight ride on a nomadic caravan of dreams in a wild dessert, immerse yourself in a live performance that takes you through sensuality and glamour of the Middle East. No...
  • Dark Circus - The Secret Myth of Dune

    The Pearl’s signature show Dark Circus is back! Hop on a midnight ride on a nomadic caravan of dreams in a wild dessert, immerse yourself in a live performance that takes you through sensuality and glamour of the Middle East. No...
  • The Shanghai Dating Scene

    Life coaches Rachel Shumway and Ben Baldieri will share their knowledge on how to build healthy relationships in Shanghai. Held at the HAVANA, the workshop will open up to a mixer for socialising and mingling. Scan the QR code to...
  • ELA Shanghai: Let’s Face the Song and Dance

    ELA is short for Ensemble Les Amis Shanghai. This group is founded on the idea of playing for wider audiences and sharing the spiritual connection offered by music. The ensemble consists of staff and students of Shanghai Conservatory of...
  • Li Xiao Chuan Quintet - Shanghai Sketch

    Li Xiao Chuan is a multi-award-winning jazz trumpet player in the Chinese music scene. Currently teaching in the Shanghai Conservatory of Muisc, Li Xiao Chuan is notable for his technicality and charismatic expression for melodies. He...
  • 2020 Heritage Eats Food Festival

    Hosted by Heritage by Madison and chef/owner Austin Hu, "Heritage Eats" food festival 2020 is motivated by the same philosophy that drives the restaurant: exploring cultural heritage through delicious food. We are asking each chef to...
  • Mooncake Cooking Class for Kids

    Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with a mooncake cooking class for kids (aged 6-12). Get hands-on experience by making Cantonese snowy mooncakes (冰皮月饼) with three different fillings. The class will be taught in English, explaining the...
  • Le Diner en Blanc Shanghai

    The tradition of Le DÎner en Blanc was established in 1988 in Paris and has since catered to over 300,000 guests worldwide. The idea is simple; guests follow a strict dresscode of finest, absolute white before they're picked up...
  • Endless Summer Rooftop Party

    MVP is doing a rooftop party at a brand-new venue with pretty stellar views over the Huangpu River and Pearl Tower. They are bringing in some international DJ's playing House and Underground until the sun goes down. They've got limited...
  • The Shanghai Dating Scene: Love & Relationships

    Interactive Workshop with Life coaches Rachel Shumway & Ben Baldieri. 75rmb including a drink.
  • Disco Inferno: 70s Party

    Geneva is hosting a 70s party, so folks come and dress up in your grooviest clothes; best outfit will win prizes. Dance and funk out to the best jams of the 70s.
  • Salud Garnacha!

    Taste 30+ different regions & styles of Spanish wine made of Garnacha, Garnacha Blanca,Garnacha Gris, Garnacha Peluda & its relative Garnacha Tintotera.
  • 107 Sanctuary Adoption Day

    107 Sanctuary will be bringing a few of their furry friends to Mikkeller who are looking for a loving home. Also learn about how you can foster an animal if you are only here for a few years. Mikkeller and 107 Sanctuary will also be...
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    A Taste of India with Desi Dhaba

    A kitchen takeover by chef Desi Dhaba for a day full of spices, colors, flavors and fun. Serving Indian dishes and Tandoori-style DODU chicken roast and more.
  • Outdoor Yoga on the West Bund

    Bring your own mat. Class is 100rmb/person, 90rmb/person if bring a friend. Venue is right behind the Long Museum.
  • Mommy/Daddy + Me Yoga

    A class designed for parents and children to bond over the enjoyment of yoga breathing & awareness. One ticket includes one adult and one child. The class is suitable for children between 3 to 6 years. Free yoga classes and free...
  • Rooftop Pool Party

    Pool party at the Cordis Hongqiao, with a covered outdoor pool in case of rain, a glass ceiling that can be opened or closed, and an indoor bar area.
  • Taiji Records Showcase

    TaiJi Records is a record label based in Shanghai, China that releases mostly electronic tracks but also vinyl records.
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    Azzurri x Postwave: Party at the Port

    BBQ, beer pong and dj's, plus food from El Santo (Latin), Yingos (BBQ) and Da Marco (Italian). 100rmb entry or 250rmb for all you can eat BBQ from Yingos. See address details on the flyer.
  • SpaceReturn

    Expect an amalgamation of funk to disco to house music. Vinyl all night long.
    • Nightlife | C's | Today
  • Tiger Muay Thai Class and BBQ in Ringside

    This Saturday at 11am Ringside Boxing&Beyond is having their first ultimate Muay Thai class in partnership with Tiger Muay Thai. Besides the hour-and-a-half class, information about the first upcoming facility of Tiger Muay Thai in...
  • Evening of Live Music with Heart 2 Heart and Ringside

    Heart 2 Heart and Ringside Bar are hosting a party. Head to R's Bar and join in for an evening of drinks, dining, live music, singing, dancing and much more. 50% of the revenue will be donated to H2H. Every ticket includes one...
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    Sunny Burn Out Brunch

    This event will be a HIIT outdoor training followed by brunch at Mayita (10% off).
    • Sports & Recreation | Mayita | Today
  • Daily Vinyl feat. Luca (Chengdu)

    DV invites one of Chengdu's leading selectors and Syncopation boss Luca for a night of dark, otherworldly disco vibes. Support from Cocoonics and Endy.
  • Pool Party

    Pool party with yoga and zumba classes, a DJ and drinks. Free entrance, scan the QR in the flyer for an invite.
  • Escape 2.0 Find Your Oasis

    Rooftop Party at THE CUT Rooftop from 3-7pm with DJ Anty Flex, happy hour starting from 40rmb.
  • One-day Raft Drifting

    Drifting in the streams of Anji.
  • One-day Cycling on Hengsha Island

    Hengsha Island is the smallest among the Chongming Islands. There are no factories on the island, hence much less pollution. The trail around the island is around 30 kilometers. Cycling is by far the best way to experience the vast...
  • Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

    Mandarin Community staff will introduce the basics of Chinese calligraphy and help you to produce your own work of art that you can take home with you.
  • M's Crystal Chamber Music

    The Gallant Quartet, who finished third place in the Shanghai Chamber Music Competition and were the second place winners of the Schoenfeld International Competition, play this month's chamber music series.
    • Arts | Glam | Tomorrow
  • Yangpu: Shanghai's Industrial Heartland

    A look into the history of the Yangpu and learn about how the district played a pivotal role in shaping Shanghai into the modern city that it is. In order to book tickets, contact
  • Coffee & Prepare Your Body For Birth

    Have a coffee with Dennis Boisseau, an Osteopath from Parkway Health, as he holds a discussion for expectant mothers about the effects of pregnancy on a woman's body. Babies are welcome to join. Scan the QR code attached on the flyer in...
  • Free Law Workshop

    Jingjian Law firm is offering free one-hour law seminars for foreigners who work and study in Shanghai. This term will present how you can send your incomes oversees legally and lawyer Yves Ying will tell you the risks if you do not go...
  • Gida's Quartet: From Cool to Soul

    Zhou Men started out at the very young of 4 with classical piano, and started to play jazz at 16, making it into the Shanghai Conservatory of Music’s Jazz Piano department as the best student of the year. After traveling and...
  • My Toddler's Nutrition

    An English-only workshop about understanding nutrition for toddlers. Parents and caregivers of children between 1 to 3 years are recommended to come. Topics covered include: managing portions, what foods to focus on, building healthy...
  • Mid-Autumn Festival Party

    1. Make your own mooncakes; 2. Learn more about the traditions; 3. Participate in traditional Mid Autumn Festival games and get a chance to win cool prizes.
  • Full Moon Party

    Tribal and Afro house by DJ Whisper.
    • Nightlife | C's | Wed Sep 30
  • Vacation Taps with Side Hustle Brewing Co.

    Side Hustle Brewing Company will be taking over 2 taps at Perch from September 30th - October 8th to present their new beers: Cabana Boy Coconut Cream Blonde & Summer Haze Tropical IPA.
    • Nightlife | Perch | from Sep 30 until Oct 8
  • National Day

    For 2020, the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day have been smushed together into one long mega-holiday. Travel, travel, travel and travel! Make-up days: Sunday, September 27 and Saturday, 10 October.
  • JZ Festival 2020

    JZ Festival is back! But this time indoors. This year's festival is a six-day affair happening at three venues: JZ Club at Found 158 , JZ Live in Hongqiao , and Wooden Box on Qinghai Lu . To see the complete and detailed schedule,...
  • Alter. Golden Week Special - Garden

    Alter. celebrating Golden Week with a bash at the KEE Club again. This time the main DJ is Diamond Lil. Expect some 90 styles synths and atmospheric soundscapes.
  • Rolex Tennis Masters (TBC)

    Shanghai's biggest tennis event returns. The annual Shanghai Masters is a pro knockout tournament played on hard outdoor courts down in Minhang. Part of the ATP World Tour Masters, the tournament sees the world's greatest players...
  • Silk Road Trip

    See the biggest desert in China, snow-capped mountains, ancient cities, Unesco world heritage Mogao caves, the famous Rainbow mountains and unique lake in the desert. Stay overnight in a yurt-hotel and ride a camel.
  • International Family Day

    Expo filled with live shows, games, display of learning technologies, workshops, forums and more. African drum, board games, story telling, archery, face painting, art & crafts, Science experiment, robotics, coding or yoga, the...
  • Experimental Sounds: Omnipresent of Free Spirit

    What is an omnipresent free spirit? These two musicians attempt to answer. Shanghainese indie electronic musician Aising joins forces with Sun Dasi, and curates a poetic show with sounds. Aising is a rising young musician, who used to...
  • Autumn Skateboard Camp

    Staying in Shanghai for the October holiday? ICONX is running skateboarding camps for kids aged between 6-15 that should keep them busy and moving. Book before Sept 13 to get the early bird discount. 
  • Oktoberfest at Paulaner Bräuhaus Shanghai

    This October, all outlets of Paulaner Shanghai will be running Oktoberfest, featuring a specially invited live band who will play alternately at each venue. Between October 12 to October 24, 2020, three of its venues (North Bund,...
  • Sunday Brunch

    Free-flow Perrier Jouёt Champagne chefs offer tableside service, featuring cold cuts, such as Joselito ham, along with seafood, oysters and lobster, and meats, including Salt baked sea bass and Vue aux sarments. 11.30am-3pm.
  • Nature Exploration Camp

    The family can spend the October Holiday exploring the Binjiang Forest Park and partaking in nature-friendly activities. For children between 5 to 13 years. Scan the QR code for further information.
  • Active Kidz October Soccer Camp (Puxi)

    Camp for the kids to improve their soccer skills, play matches, and meet new friends. Available for both girls and boys aged 6-15.Single day for 400rmb or 1,800rmb for all five days. 
  • Active Kidz October Soccer Camp (Pudong)

    Camp for the kids to improve their soccer skills, play matches, and meet new friends. Available for both girls and boys aged 6-15.Single day for 400rmb or 1,800rmb for all five days. 
  • Full Moon Sensation White

    White party at the late-night afterhours club.
  • Yoga & Mindfulness Immersion in Anji Mountains

    A trip diving deep into yoga, mindfulness (Zen meditation), healing and life transformation in the mountains of Anji.
  • Qinghai & Gansu: Life on The Plateau Small Group Tour

    This adventure will take you to the shores of Qinghai Lake and beyond to discover the spiritual and often nomadic peoples of Qinghai and Gansu. WildChina has designed this small group journey for the Golden Week national holiday and...
  • Wan Xiaoli: North by North

    Wan Xiaoli is one of the most beloved folksingers in China. Born in 1971 in Hebei, he started to play the harmonica and classical guitar at a young age. In the early 90s, he'd play with some local bands after work, writing songs about...
  • Street Eats Breakfast Tour

    Wake up with the city to try traditional Chinese breakfast dishes on this guided food tour. Explore a local market and taste the Chinese breakfast of champions, including jianbing, soup dumplings, noodles and more.
  • The Secrets of Route Frelupt–West

    A walk across Jianguo Lu and look into the old world that the street once was. From the French and British garden villas to Gothic Art Deco institutions, this look into the past is an adventure to behold. In order to book tickets,...
  • Craft'd - Golden Week Camp

    For Golden Week, give the kids some fun to do and have them join this 3-day camp. Children will be sewing, baking, decorating and other creative activities. If interested, contact WeChat ID: craftdshanghai.
  • Strike Muay Thai Brunch

    Perch rejoins forces with Strike Muay Thai for a Kickboxing Brunch. Muay Thai class (10:30 am - 11:30 am) with Perch brunch afterwards (12:00 pm - 3 pm). Scan the QR code on the flyer to reserve your spot.
    • Dining | Perch | Sat Oct 3