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May
12
  • DRiNK Street

    DRiNK Street gathers the city and the country's best bar tenders and mixologists so you can sample their creations under one roof. Roof being the optimal word - last years DRiNK Street was a pretty rainy affair - this time they've taken...
  • Rush Hour Concert 7: Nationalism

    The regular concert at an irregular time returns. Rush Hour Concerts are held during the time when traffic is heaviest, so that you can relax and listen to some music for an hour, and then get on your way when the traffic is lighter....
  • Louis Trio

    The Louis Trio will be playing at the Jazz at Lincoln Center this May. Led by jazz singer, pianist, and arranger Louis Zhu, Danny Zanker will be on bass and Hongming Ye will be on drums. Zhu is known for her emotional voice and...
  • Cerveza Craftsmen

    Beer University is back, this time with Trip Smith, a top-notch craft brewery from Guiyang. At the Commune Reserve you can sample six of their brews, including one that has yet to be released to the public. There's also platters of...
  • John Jam Session

    The Wednesday jam session that started way back in 2006 goes down every Wednesday at Shanghai's house of funk and soul. John Jam Session is a place for musicians and music lovers to communicate, improvise, dance, and make new friends by...
    • Nightlife | Shake | Wednesdays
May
13
  • Stars & Stripes Concert

    On May 13, the Pearl will be hosting Stars & Stripes, where their house band Red Stars will be playing American rock from the likes of Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, James Brown, KISS, Lenny Kravitz, Metallica, Motley Crue, Nirana, and ZZ...
  • Best Workplaces for Women in Greater China 2021 Awards Ceremony

    The event aims to honour, celebrate and invite award-winning organizations from different industries to share insights and practices on how to foster and sustain a truly equal and inclusive workplace culture while building great...
  • Hip Hop Hai: Step Up

    Friends of Shanghai and Best Life Entertainment are presenting Hip Hop Hai, a night dedicated to dance. This Thursday, you're invited to come through, kick back, relax, and show off your dance moves, where you can compete to win 1000...
  • Fintegrity Academy: Sustainable Tax Optimization

    Sustainable Tax Optimization is a talk from Fintegrity founder and CEO Joseph Zhang to help business decision-makers learn correct and sustainable tax optimization methods and schemes. Many businesses have been bombarded with...
  • Fashion, Luxury, Entertainment, Sports Industry Mixer

    Shanghai Fun are putting on an industry mixer for anyone in the fashion, luxury, entertainment, or sports industries. Jing'an cabaret club La Suite will be hosting the event where you can rub shoulders with high-status professionals,...
  • Courtney’s May Pandan Highball

    On May 13 home of the highball Lucky Mart will have a Highball of the Month guest bartender. This time round they'll be mixing up Jim Beam-based pandan highballs. One of those is 58rmb. You'll also be able to hangout with first Highball...
  • YPx: How to Make it as a Start-Up in China

    YPx is a monthly event for those who want to learn more about the business scene of Shanghai and make some connections. This time they invited Alex Duncan, co-founder of the social media management platform, KAWO, to share his expertise...
  • Introduction to watercolor

    Art supplies shop and studio space hold the occasional painting class. At this one you'll learn the basics to watercolor painting, with a focus on using washes and gradients for creating sky and clouds. All the materials you need will...
  • Pop The Funk

    Shake presents a night of new funk, soul, R&B, and pop from guest singer Sookie and Shake's house band. They'll be performing some modern numbers from acts like Dua Lipa and The Weeknd as well as classics from MJ, Donna Summer, and...
    • Dining | Shake | from May 13 until May 20
May
14
  • Toby Mak Quartet Jazz Portals With Jade Lee

    The Toby Mak Quartet will be playing “Jazz Portals” with special guest Jade Lee at the Jazz at Lincoln Center. Toby Mak will be on trumpet, with Lawrence Ku on guitar, Fred Grenade on bass, Jade Li on vocals, and Guojun Yu...
  • The New Romance Of The West Chamber

    An update on the ancient Chinese love story 'The West Chamber', New West Chamber follows the main characters’ struggle for love in face of opposing familial and societal views. Written and directed by Ding Yiteng. The performances...
  • Manava Tahiti

    La Cabane dresses up this summer to transport you to the islands. Discover the new menu and decor this Friday. Tahitian dancers, DJ, drink deals, gifts, and snacks will be waiting for you to celebrate this new look.
  • Stardust by DJ Fane

    Funkadeli are back at it again, hosting DJ Fane for their night Stardust. He's putting on 3 hour live set of Classic House Beats from 10pm. The event is free of charge. 
  • Finance Networking Mixer

    On Friday, there's a networking mixer where you can meet finance and business professionals at Havana Bar on the 30th floor of the Grand Kempinski Hotel in Lujiazui. Approximately 150-250 industry leaders are expected to attend....
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    Tanduay Blends

    M&M x Tanduay Rum will be at Pistolera for a Tanduay Blends evening. It’s another round of crafted cocktails, this time with Pistolera’s resident bartender Stephanie Lo creating the cocktail menu. If you haven’t...
  • Coldplay and the British Invasion

    After a long series of successful British Invasions concerts the Red Stars band created a special version: Coldplay and the British Invasion. Along with a large array of British hits, The Pearl Red Stars have put together a selection of...
  • Rave Invasion vol.2

    Celia are doing another take over night of heavy beats and gun fingers. They've gathered some of the biggest names on the Shanghai techno scene to dig through techno from the basements and hidden spaces of the world and bring it to the...
  • Anniversary n'Tempo Dance Studio

    Anniversary n'Tempo Dance Studio -- There will be a dance party at Gin&Co Hotel on May 14th, Latin Land Club on May 15th, and a workshop by Victor Castro on the 16th. Victor Castro is a professional dancer from Cuba. You can dance...
  • Sauna Disco

    Sauna Disco Club is back at X with Thoma Cher and Chabuduo. Expect house music, left-field disco, deep disco, and disco edit & rarities. 
    • Nightlife | XBar | Fri May 14
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    Tag 7UP - Art of Live at Elevator

    Chengdu-based local producer Karmasub will join the decks with Tag’s latest frequent performer,  Mervv, to drop an original electronic music production in a live format. The night will be supported by sound artist...
  • State of No Return: Vol. 6

    The start button has been pushed and now the hadron collider cannot be stopped. What will you do as it prepares to fire another electron at the observation core? Join C's as they dance and fire off handheld lasers to re-enact the spooky...
    • Nightlife | C's | Fri May 14
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    90s Skate Party

    Rainy or not, RIINK will be there for you. Post-Labor Day Holiday friends gathering is back on, meet at RIINK for 90s Skate Party this Friday. DJ Venus Flytrap and Poison Ivy on the deck from 8pm till late. Eat, drink and skate package...
    • Nightlife | RIINK | Fri May 14
May
15
  • Radiax

    Shanghai drum & bass collective Refuge are joining forces with Sewing Room (aka Sweatshop) to host China's leading DnB producer Radiax. Having released on the Hospital Records, the UK's top DnB label, and having pressed China's...
  • Free Beernanza Tickets Sign Ups

    Beernanza and Mixnanza have returned! Everything's back to normal again! The city's biggest beer and cocktail festival is back, this time on a 2,000-square meter rooftop at Wharf 1846! Two full days (May 15-16 1-10pm) in the sun,...
  • Ladies Who Tech Innovative Thinking Workshop: Reimagine Life

    In this workshop, participants are challenged to consider their personal patterns, belief systems and habits and whether they serve them well. The game of workshop works on the development of thinking patterns for solving business...
  • Meet The Zmackers X Beijing Improv Show

    Beijing Improv are coming down to our fine city to put on a colaboration show with Shanghai-based improv group Zmack. "Meet the Zmackers" is a traveling ensemble show, featuring Zmackers from different house teams. They're calling it a...
  • The Shed's 4th Anniversary

    The Shed's Hongmei location is turning 4 on Saturday May 15 and they're celebrating with with booze, food, and more booze. Drop by for three rounds of free drinks for an hour, 2rmb chicken wings all day, and 30rmb Jäger and...
  • Julia's Events 6 Years Anniversary

    Julia's Events is holiding their 6 year anniversairy with a glow party at bar Rouge. There will be smooth music and of course that classic Bar Rouge view as your backdrop. Let's see if you guys can outglow the Lujiazui skyline this May...
  • Sunset Urban Rooftop Party

    On May 15, Nova Events will be debuting a new rooftop party series called Sunset Urban. The first in the series kicks off at seul&SEUL with more than six hours of house, disco, Latin, and hip hop, along with food and cocktails. DJs...
  • Refuge x Sewing Room | Radiax + Fett MC

    Refuge is joining forces with Sewing Room at Bar 151 to bring you Radiax, China's leading DnB producer. Having released China's first ever DnB vinyl, the Beijing-based Jilin native is putting Chinese drum & bass on the map. Also...
  • Beats and BBQ

    Texas smokehouse, Bubba’s, throws an outdoor open-grill BBQ brunch on Saturdays from 2-4pm. The BBQ goes block party with DJ Bo bringing out the turntables and slinging funky records, from classic slabs of 60s soul a la Otis...
  • City Glow Rooftop Skyline Party

    When night falls and the lights are on, join the luxury rooftop terrace Party at Bar Rouge, a full river-view terrace on the Bund and spacious indoor areas, offering breathtaking views over the modern and iconic view. ...
  • Linkin Park & Numetal Tribute Night

    Linkin Park-Nu metal after a series of sold-out Linkin Park Tribute concerts, The Pearl’s Red Stars decided to expand and add other Nu Metal bands. Along with the major Linkin Park hits, the Red Stars are hard at work rehearsing...
  • Miami Extravaganza

    Mvp Events are taking over another rooftop this month. This time its VUE bar at Hyatt on the Bund. Theme: Miami. That means sunsets and loud shirts to accompany DJs and cocktails. To attend the event, scan MVP QR code and send your...
  • Appeal Night

    Appeal Night is one night of Lights Art + Music ambrosia, presenting by artist Ingnan and X bar. Through the moist steaming of music and neon lights, people find the connection between each other and the city built by sounds and lights....
    • Nightlife | XBar | Sat May 15
  • ALTER. Rooftop

    This Saturday, ALTER. are packing up their sound system and heading to Pop Bar, set above the streets of the Bund with riverside views of Lujiazui. Behind the decks are DJs WC7 and Watermelon, who both know their way around a stack of...
  • Wild West Brewing Tap Takeover

    Danish microbrewery's newest spot in town, Mikkeller Xintiandi is welcoming Chengdu's Wild West Brewing to their new abode. You'll be able to rub shoulders with the brewer, sample ten of their latest draft offerings and Sichuan snacks...
  • Industrial Injection

    Inferno's bringing in the sounds of the probably soon-to-be, dark dystopian machine-controlled nightmare. Expect industrial music old, new, heavy, hard, and fast-hitting. Industrial/goth attire encouraged.
  • Movement

    This manifestation of Movement will bring you deep into the sound of House music. The veteran DJ's Sexi Monki, Lobito, and Chouchou will use their experience to take you on a journey through the various styles of House, and new face Ah...
    • Nightlife | C's | Sat May 15
  • Sabor Cubano Workshops

    n'Tempo Dance Studio is bringing Victor Castro to Shanghai for his Workshops "Sabor Cubano" which will take place on May 15th and 16th in n'Tempo Dance Studio. 8 Hours of Salsa, Reggaeton, Rumba, Rueda de Casino, Timba, and much more....
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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.
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    The Disco Fever

    The Disco Fever is returning once again at RIINK this Saturday with DJ King Melo. Get ready for some groovy, old-school disco tunes, and don't forget to bring your raddest moves to the dance floor. 
    • Nightlife | RIINK | Sat May 15
  • Zmack x Beijing Improv

    Zmack's 12 year anniversary is this year, the year of the Ox, and they're inviting Beijing Improv to collaborate with Zmack for an English show, performing all of your favorite classic short-form improv games! Scan the QR code below...
  • Styling & Sip / Lilibêt's fitting room

    Anfu Lu clothes store Myrra is hosting a fashion workshop with stylist Lilibêt who will be sharing their insight on the latest spring/summer looks and trends. There will be wine and other drinks on the house, and welcome gifts for...
May
16
  • Alvaro Latin Project

    Born and raised in Colombia, Alvaro Cardenas Jr. is a life-long saxophonist, playing professionally since age 14 with his father. Latin Jazz is his signature style. In 2000, Alvaro took his band to Malaysia, and then began touring Asia....
  • MAP Class Series 4 Dance Music

    Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall are holding the fourth session of Music Map Classroom. For the performance the Swan Lake Little Swans will take to the stage to the accompaniment of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra's renditions of Saint...
  • Rainbow Brunch

    Craig Willis restaurant Henkes is thrwoing a brunch on May 16 for Idahobit, The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The set menu includes one drink, apple soaked oats, organic yogurt, fruits, smoked bacon...
    • Dining | Henkes | Sun May 16
  • The Watercolour Group Art Exhibition

    Art studio and supplies shop Civillita have a watercolor group. They've put together an exhibition of their works, mostly landscapes, portraits, and still lifes by 11 artists. It will be held at Cafe Du Village in Huacao, on the second...
  • Save the Planet Recycle Event

    The aim of this event is to Recycle, Donate and Swap technology, video games, gadgets, or anything that’s considered electronics instead of letting them end up in landfills. So bring along your old, unused, outdated technology you...
    • Community | Geneva | Sun May 16
  • Slow Flow

    Slow flow is a slow-paced Vinyasa flow that trains students to stay longer in each posture. It allows for a deeper sensation of the asana benefits by combining breathing practice and detailed alignment. The class is suitable for those...
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    Malaysian Pop Up

    Always ones for a food pop-up, Perch is hosting home cooks Darren and Tammy to knock up a Malaysian storm in the kitchen. Steaming hot coconut rice, the usual condiments, spicy sambal served with a classic dish like Beef Rendang or...
    • Dining | Perch | Sun May 16
  • Exclusive Marcolini Chocolate Class

    The chocolate brand Pierre Marcolini is supporting Shanghai Young Bakers and is sharing the secret behind 2 recipes for an exclusive class on May 16th. You'll learn how to make chocolate praline hearts and chocolate marshmallows with...
    • NOT TAGGED | SYB | Sun May 16
  • Live Interview with The MC5’s Wayne Kramer

    Join Tou-JAM/Hesher Has Culture for a live teleconference with MC5 founder Wayne Kramer this Sunday, where he'll be discussing his memoir "The Hard Stuff". The MC5 set the stage for punk, and Kramer later played with GG Allin, Marianne...
  • Adoption and Brunch

    Chihuahua is hosting Eleventh Hour Rescues for a brunch and adoption event. Enjoy drinks and food while mingling with adoptable pups. A percentage of all sales from brunch will support the dogs of Eleventh Hour, so eat and drink a lot.
  • Music Doodling

    Xbar have invited doodling artist Christopher Sze to come and share his new concept of musical doodling. How? Get a DJ to spin out some tunes and start spinning out some interesting patterns.
    • Nightlife | XBar | Sun May 16
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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....
  • 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...