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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.
Fri
18
  • Dance Theater Divine

    One of the newest dance troupes in the country, Ying Dance Theatre was founded in 2018 and quickly went national, gripping audiences with their profou...
    • Stage & Dance | @ Shanghai International Dance Center
  • Shawn Dong Modu Groove

    Jazz at Lincoln Center is holding Shawn Dong Modu Groove on June 18-19 by Shanghai Jazz. The group is composed of Aleksandr Shvanev, Fabio Ramirez, Jo...
    • Concerts, Live Music | @ Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • Rooftop Garden Mixer

    Join Shanghai Fun and Julia's Events on June 18 at a hidden rooftop garden for a marketing, PR, media, e-commerce, and advertising industry night. Plu...
    • Networking | @ Plump Garden
  • 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 Ga...
  • Caribbean Festival

    Part two of Latinland's June Caribbean Festival. Sponsored by Corona, there will be more than 40 food, drink, and lifestyle vendors. They've prepared ...
    • Festivals & Markets | @ aLa Town
  • InterNations Shanghai

    The upcoming InterNations event is taking place at Long Bar by Waldorf Astoria, a charming venue with live music. Everybody is welcome to join. Dress ...
    • Networking | @ Long Bar
  • 404 x Acid Rain

    404 is hosting a celebrating at Elevator on Friday, where you can expect a torrent of corrosive rave beats from Pos-tunk, Amphe2000, Nmlss, Ben NRG, a...
    • Nightlife | @ Elevator
  • City Moat Night Vol. 2

    The second stop of City Moat Night is at C's Bar, where they're teaming up with bbnoyuan and Jia heng. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | @ C's
  • Fine Wine Club

    Cult Wines invites you to take part of their Fine Wine Club on June 18, where you can sample Chateau Canon 2016; Casanova Di Neri, Tenuta Nuova 2010; ...
    • | @ Cult Wines
  • Settle In: Celia Soft Opening

    Attention all night-cats. CELIA IS RE-OPENING.... AGAIN!!!! Third time's a charm? They are taking over a new space previously called the Academy (a po...
    • Nightlife | @ Celia Academy
  • Radio Funka

    Funkadeli (Yanping) presents Radio Funka by Michelle Grant on Friday. Top radio hits from 10pm onwards. Free entry.
    • Nightlife | @ Funkadeli (Yanping Lu)
  • APPEAL Pride Month Exhibition

    HUNT is working with young artist Ingnan in celebrating pride month with his APPEAL project. It was created to build immersive, interactive experience...
    • Art Exhibitions, LGBTQ | @ HUNT
  • New Shake City: The '90s R&B Show, with S.O.S

    Shanghai's house of funk and soul is taking it back with a 90s R&B party this Friday. The soulful singer S.O.S. is in town just for the weekend, perfo...
    • Live Music | @ Shake
  • Void Special Edition

    Void is back in Shanghai's nightlife with a special edition this Friday at X Bar. Void's pioneers, Shanghai Ultra and Nat Alexander, are stepping into...
    • Nightlife | @ XBar
Sat
19
  • Shanghai Speakeasy & Cocktail Tour with Drag Guide

    Here's a wild card. A speakeasy tour by Shanghai's most fabulous drag queen, cocktail connoisseur and noodle fanatic, the one and only Lady N. Gentlem...
    • | @ UnTour Food Tours
  • Brits Abroad Anniversary Celebration

    Brits Abroad Shanghai are hosting a special evening to celebrate their 25th anniversary at the Grand Kempinski Hotel. There will be free flow, 3-cours...
    • Dining, Nightlife | @ Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai
  • DNIC Workplace Conference 2021

    Diversity & Inclusion Consulting (DNIC) is holding this year’s DNIC Workplace Conference on June 19. This event brings together employers, employees...
    • Community, LGBTQ | @ Ascendas Plaza
  • Featured

    Zrou Chili Cook Off

    The 2nd Annual Zrou Chili Cook-off is coming to Cages on June 19 from 2-8pm. 12 renowned chefs compete to cook the best plant-based chili with Zrou. T...
    • Community, Dining | @ Cages (Jiangning Lu)
  • Latin Hai

    Latin HAI seeks to share the best music from Latin countries, and their next party is coming up on June 19. At La Suite, Friends of Shanghai will be i...
  • Summer Pho-stival

    To kick off the start of summer, Pho to Shop are hosting a Banh Mi eating challenge. Anyone can take on 45cm of Vietnamese sandwich where the fastest ...
    • | @ PHO TO SHOP by Cyclo
  • RNBW Party

    RNBW — you know what it stands for, and you know what the Pearl stands for. On June 19, the queerest month of the year, the Pearl is hosting RNBW Pa...
  • Learn to Cook Chinese Dumplings

    Learn to master the challenges of cooking famous Chinese delicacies and regional dishes with CieCAS. Join on June 19 for Chinese dumplings, including ...
    • Classes/Workshops | @ CieCAS
  • Emergency First Response Training

    Learn how to assist someone injured before the EMS arrive. After attending this full immersion, one-day workshop hosted by Green Steps, participants w...
    • Classes/Workshops | @ Agora Space
  • Women Entrepreneurs Brunch

    On Saturday, the Global Women Entrepreneur Network - GWEN - is hosting a brunch at M on the Bund for women entrepreneurs. Dress code is smart casual. ...
    • Networking | @ M on the Bund
  • Rooftop Weekend Brunch + Free Flow

    THE CUT Rooftop is putting on a special weekend brunch deal. 278rmb will get you two dishes and 2-hour-free-flow booze from 11.30am to 3pm (original p...
  • Volunteer Training: Teaching English to Disadvantaged Children

    Stepping Stones is now recruiting enthusiastic volunteers to join its Shanghai English Teaching Program to teach English to migrant and disadvantaged ...
    • Classes/Workshops | @ Stepping Stones
  • Shawn Dong Modu Groove

    Jazz at Lincoln Center is holding Shawn Dong Modu Groove on June 18-19 by Shanghai Jazz. The group is composed of Aleksandr Shvanev, Fabio Ramirez, Jo...
    • Concerts, Live Music | @ Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • Dance Theater Divine

    One of the newest dance troupes in the country, Ying Dance Theatre was founded in 2018 and quickly went national, gripping audiences with their profou...
    • Stage & Dance | @ Shanghai International Dance Center
  • Horse Riding, Go Karting, and Cycling

    Dragon Events is hosting a horse riding, go-karting, and cycling trip on Saturday at Hensha. Meetup is 8am at People's Square metro station, where you...
    • | @ Dragon Events
  • Weekend Brunch on the Terrace

    Western fusion restaurant and bakery Ombra is holding weekend brunches on their terrance. There will be a brunch a la carte menu featuring a variety o...
    • | @ OMBRA
  • Guiguisuisui and Friends

    Psychedelic electro shaman Guiguisisui is joining forces with Snuff Disco, Ksitigarbha 地藏, Gargoyle Girlfriend, Hello Shitty, and DJ Beardslap for...
    • Nightlife | @ C's
  • Summer at Saint Tropez Rooftop Party

    On Saturday from 3pm, MVP Events will be bringing you from Vue Bar to Saint Tropez, France. Summer at Saint Tropez Party at Hyatt on the Bund will see...
    • Nightlife | @ Hyatt on the Bund
  • US/Canada Returnees & Expats Cocktail Party

    On June 19, join for an American and Canadian Expats and Returnees cocktail party on the 47th floor of Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor: Sky Bar &...
    • Networking | @ The Bar
  • Jetlag Destination Paris

    Get ready for an imaginary journey of music and culture, and of how clubbing has developed and adapted to five different countries. Pack your vibes an...
    • Nightlife | @ CÉ LA VI
  • Solciety Rooftop Party

    Space Panda is bringing the ultimate urban oasis rooftop party experience on Saturday, with 8 DJs from Shanghai and Sanya and 8+ hours of house music....
  • Shanghai Pride Charity Spin Class

    Get in shape for charity for pride month! Do something that is both good for your body and good for the world. Nihao Bonbon will be partnering with Fl...
    • Classes/Workshops, LGBTQ | @ FlowCycle
  • Pet & Play

    Summer is here, and the shelters are currently overflowing with animals. Pops Gaming has teamed up with Eleventh Hour Rescues to bring you a hybrid ev...
    • Festivals & Markets, Pets & Animals | @ Brewdog
  • Hot Trash Prom Night

    It's time for the third Specters annual prom night, a tongue-in-check recreation of the time derided American tradition prom night. Get your comically...
    • Nightlife | @ Specters
  • Drunk In Love: A Beyoncé Tribute Show

    Beyoncé's music explore the multiple identities in women's lives while soundtracking dancefloors, topping charts, and capturing the cultural zeitgeis...
    • Live Music | @ Shake
  • The Summer Break

    Supposedly, summer break is a time to relax, reflect, and recharge. This Saturday, relax with a drink in your hand at Bar Rouge while the warming rays...
    • Nightlife | @ Bar Rouge
  • Coupe de la Musique

    Enjoy a whole day of celebrations for Coupe de la Musique with buffet brunch, 2 hour free flow, and kids' activities. The Euro Cup France vs. Hungary ...
    • Euro Cup 2021 | @ Le Cafe des Stagiaires (Found 158)
  • 19XX: Donghu Ballroom

    Donghu Ballroom has now become a recurring event for X Bar, and in the spirit of the 1920s, it'll come alive again this Saturday. Travel back in time ...
    • Nightlife | @ XBar
  • Jiashan Saturday Market

    Jiashan Saturday Market is meeting on June 19 for the last market of this season. Chill in the afternoon with artisanal food, fabulous crafts, and lif...
    • Festivals & Markets, Kids & Family | @ Jiashan Market
Sun
20
  • Sexy and Strong: Zumba Meets Women's Self Defense

    Join Zumba instructor Jess D and jiu-jitsu instructor Elena for an event that will get attendees moving their body to warm up with dance fitness fun a...
    • Classes/Workshops | @ Workshop Jiu Jitsu (Changle Lu)
  • One Day Ancient Trail Hike

    Hike in the footsteps of merchants, monks and mules on July 20 with Dragon Events. Encounter bamboo forests, mountains and lakes at Shangqing Ancient ...
    • | @ Dragon Events
  • A Taste of Summer

    At Bubba's Food Co., celebrate the start of summer with an innovative pairing of BBQ and wine. They're joining forces with Bevplus for a casual aftern...
    • | @ Bubba's Food Co.
  • Father's Day Special

    Treat your dear father (or yourself) to a feast on Father's Day, June 20. Expect all-time favorite signatures, plus new classics from our extraordinar...
    • | @ Mr & Mrs Bund
  • Father's Day

    Celebrate Father's Day at Morton's The Steakhouse (IFC location) on Sunday. Special 2-course land and sea menu for 988rmb, price is subject to a 10% s...
    • | @ Morton's
  • Afternoon Song Recital - Juliet Petrus

    On June 20, Sopraano, Juliet Petrus, and pianist Fugen Wei will present an afternoon of CHinese and foreign songs. The recital will feature Chinese ar...
    • Concerts | @ Glam
  • Father's Day Set Menu

    Ombra is having a special 4-course set menu for Father's Day on Sunday, where you can join the family on their outdoor terrace or indoor dining area. ...
    • Dining | @ OMBRA
  • Father's Day Brunch, BBQ & Beer

    Feliz Dia del Padres - Father's Day is coming up on Sunday, and Tacolicious (Tonglefang) is going to salute dads in the coolest way they know ... brun...
    • Dining | @ Tacolicious (Tonglefang)
  • International Yoga Day Eve

    J&M is celebrating International Yoga Day in advance with two events on Sunday. Sunset Gentle Flow led by Annie will be from 5.30-6.30pm. Evening Gent...
    • Classes/Workshops | @ Galeries Lafayette
  • Swing Dance Party feat. Tabby Cat

    Jazz at Lincoln Center is hosting Swing Dance Party on Sunday, June 20 featuring Tabby Cat. Xue Yue will be on saxophone, Sui Yifan will be on drums, ...
    • Concerts, Nightlife | @ Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • Father's Day: Drinks BOGO

    On Father's Day, Cachet Lounge is doing a special deal of buy-one-get-one free for selected beverages. Only available for guests dining with a father....
    • | @ Cachet Lounge
  • Father's Day Sangria

    Cheers to our superheroes this Sunday with one glass of sangria for all fathers brunching with Polux. Available from 11am-3pm.
    • | @ Polux by Paul Pairet
  • On Pet Bottles, Umbrellas and Remote Villages​

    The Royal Asiatic Society is continuting their 2020-21 theme of Creative Ensemble for RAS Art Focus, exploring art outside and beyond the physical par...
    • Lectures & Talks | @ Royal Asiatic Society China
  • China Crossroads: Banning The Slave Trade In The Indian Ocean

    In the second half of the nineteenth century, the Zanzibar Sultanate became the focal point of European imperial and humanitarian policies, most notab...
    • Lectures & Talks | @ Wooden Box
  • SCAA Adoption Day

    On Sunday, June 20, SCAA is hosting an Adoption Day at Shanghai Brewery (Donghu Lu) for their foster animals, happy and healthy cats and dogs ready fo...
    • Pets & Animals | @ Shanghai Brewery
Mon
21
  • Summer Culinary Program

    Culinary institute and cooking school CieCAS is offering a series of week-long cooking camps for teenagers, and parents with kids. Throughout the five...
    • Travel & Sightseeing | @ CieCAS
  • Stoke City FC Academy

    Top English football team Stoke City FC have partnered their academy with WISS this summer for two 5-day soccer camps for kids ages 3-5 and 6+ years o...
    • | @ WISS
  • Kids Summer Basketball Camp

    Capital Sportz Summer Youth Basketball Experience is doing an 8-week full English summer basketball camp at the Western International School of Shangh...
    • | @ WISS
  • Monday Tropical Sangria

    Stay refreshed and cool this summer with buy-one-get-one on Tropical Sangrias every Monday at PHO TO SHOP by Cyclo.
    • | @ PHO TO SHOP by Cyclo
Tue
22
  • Movie Night: "Promising Young Woman"

    Pushing thirty and defined by a hideous crime involving her bosom friend Nina, emotionally scarred medical dropout Cassie knows firsthand that some wo...
    • Community | @ The Pearl
  • Why Employer Branding Matters Lecture

    Employer branding is a term used to describe the company's reputation and popularity from a potential employer's perspective and describes the values ...
    • Lectures & Talks | @ Distrii
Wed
23
  • A Night of Music from Adele and Ed Sheeran

    After three 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...
  • Leo Saharo Quartet

    The Leo Saharo Quartet will be performing “Jazz at Roma” at Jazz at Lincoln Center from June 23-26. Saxophonist Leo Saharo has played as a jazz so...
    • Concerts, Live Music | @ Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • Freelancers & Entrepreneurs Mixer

    Join a relaxed networking evening on Wednesday, 7.30pm at THE CUT Rooftop of IAPM. It's a social mixer night dedicated for freelancers, entrepreneurs,...
    • Networking | @ THE CUT Rooftop
  • Shanghai Breakfast Club

    Brut Eatery (The Roof) is hosting a Breakfast Club on the morning of June 23, where they've invited Qin Guo to talk about the power of storytelling th...
    • Networking | @ Brut Eatery (The Roof)
  • Shanghai Study Crew

    The Shanghai Study Crew are all about big ideas in a non-academic setting. Drink, chat, join a community that digs knowledge. This month, Clay will be...
    • Community, Lectures & Talks | @ My Place Ruin Bar