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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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Aug
6
  • La Gintoneria

    Two gin-based cocktails + two tapas for 150rmb on the Fellas rooftop terrace.
  • A Night of Music from Adele and Ed Sheeran

    After thre sold out shows in 2020 The Pearl is proud to once again present ”A Night of Music from Adele and Ed Sheeran," the top selling studio album artists of the 21st Century. Adele and Ed Sheeran! Adele’s albums 21 and...
  • BBQ Thursday Smoke Out

    Every Thursday starting at 5pm, CAGES rolls out its Southern Style BBQ Menu, featuring smoked meats, sides, and sauces that no one can resist. Limited amounts of what may be the best 'cue in town.
  • Retro Aperitivo

    Every Thursday from 7pm to 10pm, specials on drinks and food from the Heritage kitchen.
    • Nightlife, Happy Hour Deals, | Heritage | Thursdays
  • Branches: Interactive Storytelling - Video Game Showcase Party

    Branches is a local Shanghai-based community dedicated to interactive storytelling in writing, films, and video games. Branches runs community driven art events and also a month long workshop series in writing and game design. At the...
  • Ladies Night

    Free entrance for ladies all night and complimentary cocktails before 11pm.
    • Nightlife | Bar Rouge | Thursdays until Aug 27 2020
  • Tribute to JJ Johnson

    Considered by many to be the finest jazz trombonist, JJ Johnson innovated the way the slide trombone was played. He was Charlie Parker to saxophone. Bebop wouldn’t have been the same without him. Now, a group of young and rising...
Aug
7
  • Beethoven 250|Zhang Haochen Plays the Complete Piano Concertos

    The Shanghai Grand Theatre has curated a series of concert to celebrate in memorial of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday. Conducted by Xu Zhong, the curator of Shanghai Opera House and one of the most preeminent Chinese contemporary...
  • Christian Dior Designer of Dreams

    A highly anticipated, branded exhibition of Christian Dior. There will be 275 pieces of Haute Couture on display, and some of the designer’s original sketches. Also: an art installation from eight Chinese contemporary artists,...
  • Wine O'Clock Happy Hour

    88rmb for an entire bottle of red or white wine.
    • Nightlife | Perch | Daily except Mon until Dec 31 2020
  • Zapfler Beer Challenge

    Every Friday, starting at 8pm, eight people will compete to drink 330ml of Zapfler craft beer with straw glasses. First place winner gets three liters of craft beer. Second place wins a liter. Third place gets a pint.
  • NASA REVO

    Get ready to blast off into space, as Revoulcion takes you on a galactic journey. Anyone dressed in futuristic dress gets their first drink on the house. Kicks off 9pm.
  • A Night of Music from Adele and Ed Sheeran

    After thre sold out shows in 2020 The Pearl is proud to once again present ”A Night of Music from Adele and Ed Sheeran," the top selling studio album artists of the 21st Century. Adele and Ed Sheeran! Adele’s albums 21 and...
  • InterNations Shanghai

    Expat networking with deals on drinks and food.
  • Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat

    Three days of yoga, mindfulness meditation, and transformational program in Anji.
  • Classic Jazz Piano Concert

    A concert dedicated solely to jazz classics played on the piano. Zhu Lin, the lead pianist of the night, has studied with celebrated masters like Kevin Hays and John Escreet. Damien Banzigou has played the bass from a very young age....
  • Ladies' Lounge

    A three-hour free flow deal on selected drinks and complimentary Japanese bites for the ladies.
  • First Friday: Rock Show

    CARBON (dirty pop punk), Fliphouse (sad 90's emo punk) and Funky Teppanyaki (DJ/live instrument jam). Plus special guest DJ BO.
    • Nightlife, Live Music, | C's | on Fri Aug 7 2020
  • Mixmag presents Ten

    Mixmag special edition party presents Chinese DJ Ten, focused on house and techno.
  • Time After Time: Panda Party

    Disco, Funk & House music with special guests Gecko Hone and Eren.
    • Nightlife | 1900Loft | on Fri Aug 7 2020
  • Kanpai Kocktails

    Hatsune's monthly Kanpai Kocktail event is back this Friday evening. Three drinks for 100rmb on the terrace.
Aug
8
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    Roaring 2020's Dinner Dance Party

    Dance the Lindy Hop and Jitterbug with DJ Andrew Bull.
    • Nightlife | Glam | on Sat Aug 8 2020
  • Alter. Connect Ep. 8

    The Alter Soundsystem takes over KEE Club for number eight in their party series.
    • Nightlife | Kee Club | on Sat Aug 8 2020
  • Suzhou Creek: Conflict, Commerce & Everyday Life

    August 13, 1937 marked the beginning of the Battle of Shanghai, with Japanese shelling along the banks of the Suzhou Creek. What war didn’t destroy, gentrification will, so join Historic Shanghai to explore the surprisingly rich...
  • Shanghai Secret Disco

    The disco-funk mothership lands again. This night is not about the tables, it's about the dancefloor. Resident DJs CFP, Bonzo and Lev Zep are joined by special guests DJ Bo and Sawam. On your discosmic adventure, hosts with the mosts...
    • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sat Aug 8 2020
  • Metal Beach Night

    With travelling limited this year, Inferno's living out our Shanghai stockholm syndrome hallucinations with Metal Beach Night! Bust out the flip flops, and dad's over the hill vacation Hawaiin shirts, and prepare to go full beach mode....
  • NASA REVO

    Get ready to blast off into space, as Revoulcion takes you on a galactic journey. Anyone dressed in futuristic dress gets their first drink on the house. Kicks off 9pm.
  • Beethoven 250|Zhang Haochen Plays the Complete Piano Concertos

    The Shanghai Grand Theatre has curated a series of concert to celebrate in memorial of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday. Conducted by Xu Zhong, the curator of Shanghai Opera House and one of the most preeminent Chinese contemporary...
  • Murder Mystery Dinner

    There was a victim, and you can help them find out the killer. During the course of the party, everyone tries to find out who the murderer is. (The murderer, meanwhile, tries to avoid detection!) Everyone becomes involved in an evening...
  • Rosé Summer Splash

    Beat the heat with rosé & frosés, along with ice cream, Aperol Spritzes, boozy smoothies & milkshakes, cold coconuts & more frosty summer treats. Four drink tickets for 100rmb.
    • Nightlife | Perch | on Sat Aug 8 2020
  • Sky Garden Grand Opening at Gaden Terrace

    Mark August 8th on your agenda for MVP EVENTS and FoS’s exclusive party at SKY GARDEN at Xintiandi. Luxurious rooftop venue, Garden overlooks the entire Xintiandi neighborhood - a perfect spot to spend a summer afternoon. Mix and...
  • Sky Garden

    MVP Events and FoS break in a new luxury terrace in Xintiandi with a paaaaaaartay. 80rmb pre-sale or 150rmb on the door, both including a drink. Table packages start at 2,500rmb for a table of ten.
    • Nightlife | Gaden | on Sat Aug 8 2020
  • UnTour's First Annual Jianbing Cook-Off

    UnTour Food Tours is extending their love for the bing by rolling out UnTour’s First Annual Jianbing Cook-Off Competition. Jianbing Cook-Off Participating Teams - Andrew Moo (Taste Collective) & Chris Zhu (formerly of Bird) -...
  • Suzhou Creek: Conflict, Commerce & Everyday Life

    August 12, 1937 marked the beginning of the Battle of Shanghai, with Japanese shelling along the banks of the Suzhou Creek. Explore the surprisingly rich legacy of this hard-working part of town, as told through its architecture –...
  • Welcome to Goose Island Hop Farm

    Welcome to the Goose Island Hop Farm! 99 free Goose IPAs start getting handed out at 9pm. Brew tour, interaction games... good times! Plus, get a six-pack of Goose IPA + 5 featured China craft IPAs for only 128rmb. Starts at 5pm!
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    Rum & Bendo

    The ultimate fusion of African and Caribbean Culture. Special set menu along with custom Caribbean-inspired cocktails. Rum Station | Beer Station | Summer Wine Station. Music by DJ POPZ.
    • Nightlife | Area 501 | on Sat Aug 8 2020
  • Multiple Shades

    Deep house, breaks & more with Jode from 10pm til late - also an early doors guest set from Beno dropping funk & breaks edits (and...no laptops).
    • Nightlife | Karma | on Sat Aug 8 2020
  • Lina K & Final Request

    Lina K and Final Request going deep melodic Saturday night at Celia , dance till sunrise.
  • Movement - Shape of Techno

    Movement will feature three DJs with a diverse mix of techno styles: Drunken Monkey, BluPlanet and Lobito.
    • Nightlife | C's | on Sat Aug 8 2020
  • Murder Mystery Dinner in Margaritaland

    Somewhere in the tropics between the Port of Confusion and the Bay of Disarray, you’ll find that murder meets mayhem and the intrigue begins! The game will include dinner and one Margarita. Scan QR code on the flyer to sign up.
Aug
9
  • UnTour x Healer: World Baijiu Day Masterclass

    UnTour Food Tours is teaming up with Phoebe Han of Healer Bar for a Baijiu Masterclass to showcase the best versions of this much-maligned local spirit with a baijiu masterclass followed with a tasting flight and cocktail. During the...
    • Nightlife | Healer | on Sun Aug 9 2020
  • Gin Sundowner Sundays

    50% off 3 select premium gins, paired with Tall Brothers tonic, from 5pm to close.
    • Nightlife | Perch | Sundays
  • Tenderloin Sundays

    Get a 200g tenderloin for 155rmb, 300g for 230rmb. Includes a side salad and one wine, beer, or sangria. That’s it. Pretty straightforward. Every Sunday after 4pm.
  • Dumpling Making Class

    Mandarin Community expert dumpling makers will teach you how to make this tasty meal yourself at home, as well as the Chinese vocabulary you need to purchase ingredients yourself. Drinks and snacks provided in addition to plenty of...
  • Pride Art

    ShanghaiPRIDE continues its 12th annual celebration with Pride Art, opening on August 9 and continuing through September 6. This year’s theme, “Perspectives: from the community and allies,” represents a collective...
  • Free Chinese Open Class

    GoEast is offering free Mandarin open classes for total beginner, beginner, elementary and intermediate level students. In a relaxed atmosphere, you will be introduced to phrases and sentences related to practical and popular topics,...
Aug
10
  • The 2-hour Landing Page

    Are you curious about what skills or programming languages it takes to build a webpage? It’s actually not as challenging as it sounds and in this workshop, they will teach you the basics you need to build your first webpage.
    • Community | Le Wagon | on Mon Aug 10 2020
Aug
11
  • Marriage Story 2019

    MARRIAGE STORY is Academy Award nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and...
  • Shanghai New Talents: Short Movies

    Time After Time gives the opportunity to new filmmakers to screen their short movies. The filmmakers will introduce themselves, screen their shorts and have a discussion with the audience. Productions from Europe and China. Free entry...
    • Community, Movie Nights, | 1900Loft | on Tue Aug 11 2020
Aug
12
  • Roman Band

    A night of world music with serious passion, modern tunes with a mixture of Flamenco and Latin touches. Leader guitarist and singer Kaisaer is from Xinjiang, and started playing at a very young age, finding a signature style of his own...
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    Sex and the City

    After moving in together in an impossibly beautiful New York apartment, Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big make a rather arbitrary decision to get married. The wedding itself proves to be anything but a hasty affair--the guest list quickly...
  • Art Deco Hongkou

    Where did Shanghai’s foreign correspondents watch the Communist forces march in on May 25 1949? Why does one beautiful Art Deco building cause people to shudder in terror and cross the street rather than walk by it? Join us on our...
  • Web Security 101

    Meet the expert from Nike and learn about the top 10 vulnerabilities when building apps. Bring your laptop for interactive session.
    • Community | Le Wagon | on Wed Aug 12 2020
  • Ladies' Rock Night - Sex and the City

    The Pearl is so happy to be back and they're changing up their format a bit. Wednesdays they'll be alternating between Magic Mike shows and their Musicals Movie/Ladies’ Rock Night. Each alternating week, the Shanghai School of...
Aug
13
  • Fantastic Fungi

    Fantastic Fungi is a descriptive time-lapse journey about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago....
  • 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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    The Shanghai Dating Scene Love & Relationships

    Interactive Workshop with Life and Wellness coach Rachel Shumway.
  • Error 404 / Shanghai

    Error 404 returns for another night of rave music badness. Ben NRG Chaun DJ Qui Liquid Mechanic Man Alive.
    • NOT TAGGED | Elevator | on Thu Aug 13 2020
  • Roman Band

    A night of world music with serious passion, modern tunes with a mixture of Flamenco and Latin touches. Leader guitarist and singer Kaisaer is from Xinjiang, and started playing at a very young age, finding a signature style of his own...
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