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May
7
  • Chicago Cabaret

    The Pearl is hosting Chicago Cabaret, a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery of 1920s Chicago. Singing, dancing and sinning will be on prominent display in the Pearl’s version of the...
  • Zodiac Series Taurus Night

    Bar Rouge are throwing a party in honor of the star sign taurus as part of their Zodiac series of events. DJs will be spinning tracks full of "energy and passion" reflecting the inner workings of the star sign's people. Any one with the...
  • Funkadeli Yanping Presents Disco Safari

    Jing'an hotspot Funkadeli Yanping is putting on a night of disco and Afrobeats called Disco Safari. Leo Lang, Gecko Hone, and DJ Petrovich will be the minds behind the music. The event is free of charge.
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    Eating Music pres. ​Cocoonics EP Release Party

    Celebrating the release of Cocoonics' new EP will be a live DJ set from the artist themselves at Elevator. Her own Shanghai family are behind the visuals and installations. sing her signature SP-404, Cocoonics wields an explosive power...
  • Babylon X Berlin

    Babylon X Berlin is a new party series mixing a sinful 1920s Berlin vibes with a 2020s Shanghai clubbing atmosphere. Expect a wild ambiance with a glimpse of art deco, a hint of Metropolis, and a decisive flow of signature drinks from...
    • Nightlife | XBar | Today
  • Stones x Bowie Funkified

    What happens when the Stones meet Bowie? This month, the saxophonist and singer Wink is taking it back to the '70s and '80s for his versions of tunes like "Paint It Black", "Under My Thumb", "Let's Dance", and "Under Pressure" at the...
    • Nightlife | Shake | Today
  • FoS Latin Hai

    Latin HAI seeks to share music and vibes from Latin countries. A party for all those Latin-music enthusiasts, those who love dancing all night, newcomers to the Latino music and culture or for those who simply miss home and want to feel...
May
8
  • Yuko Kishi Tokyo Love Story

    On May 8, Yuko Kishi will be performing Tokyo Love Story at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Kishi is known for her improvisation, power, and sincerity when singing, and for having a voice that spans three octaves. Alec Haavik will be on...
  • FoS Ultimate White Party

    With white-themed nightlife now very in, FoS and Forté (a very classy French lounge) are collaborating on carnival of white. FoS events wouldn't be FoS events without a bit of champagne culture and a live performance of two,...
    • Nightlife | Forté | Tomorrow
  • Queens of Shanghai

    May 8 sees Bar Rouge celebrating the women behind the city's nightlife scene. Expect Bar Rouge turned into a fairytale palace in honour of these Queens, plus house beats from resident DJs all night long.
  • Shanghai Secret Disco

    The Shanghai Secret Disco mothership lands at X Bar. DJ's Charley, Mack the Knife, Kougar, and 超Fun are at the wheel, warp-speeding all Groovequeen and funkmasters to a galaxy of groove. More details through the QR code in the flyer.
    • Nightlife | XBar | Tomorrow
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    404 One Year Anniversary

    Attend 404 One Year Anniversary, a ceremony honoring your year of fabulous dance moves. Film director and dancefloor dictator Anh Phi will lead the ceremonies this time, playing high-energetic underground dance music. With him, the...
  • Superhero night

    Runnin' Late is bringing you a night of live music at C's Bar. There will be a superhero of Shanghai's music scene, so dress up as your favorite superhero to join the party. Airsex, Snuff Disco, and Banjax will provide the crushing live...
    • Nightlife | C's | Tomorrow
May
9
  • 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,...
  • Los Bandidos De Mayo

    Mvp events are putting on a day-to-night event on Tomatito's rooftop. The colab will have food and drink stations by Tomatito that you can use coupons to buy from. It's an Mvp event so you can also expect the requisite deals on...
May
12
  • 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...
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...
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...
  • 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. 
  • 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...
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....
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....
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,...
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...
  • 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...
May
26
  • 90s Alternative Rock Grunge

    The final iteration of The Pearl's musical tribute to the music of angsty teenagers. One night of alternative rock and grunge music, played by the house band the Red Stars, with your favorites from Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains,...
May
27
  • Back to 80s

    Timewarp back in time with Marty McFly to pick up a night of Queen, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi, U2, Prince, Whitney Houston and so much more. Doors (and kitchen!) open at 6pm, from 7pm they'll be showing movie on...
May
28
May
29
  • Ringside Fight Night N11

    Ringside have put together a card of fighters from all over the world for Fightnight N11. The fights will happen on the terrace and there will be a dance show "surprise", DJs and a BBQ bar. Nothing like open air action and grilled meat...
Ongoing
  • Zodiac Series Taurus Night

    Bar Rouge are throwing a party in honor of the star sign taurus as part of their Zodiac series of events. DJs will be spinning tracks full of "energy and passion" reflecting the inner workings of the star sign's people. Any one with the...
  • Funkadeli Yanping Presents Disco Safari

    Jing'an hotspot Funkadeli Yanping is putting on a night of disco and Afrobeats called Disco Safari. Leo Lang, Gecko Hone, and DJ Petrovich will be the minds behind the music. The event is free of charge.
  • See Menu

    Eating Music pres. ​Cocoonics EP Release Party

    Celebrating the release of Cocoonics' new EP will be a live DJ set from the artist themselves at Elevator. Her own Shanghai family are behind the visuals and installations. sing her signature SP-404, Cocoonics wields an explosive power...
  • Babylon X Berlin

    Babylon X Berlin is a new party series mixing a sinful 1920s Berlin vibes with a 2020s Shanghai clubbing atmosphere. Expect a wild ambiance with a glimpse of art deco, a hint of Metropolis, and a decisive flow of signature drinks from...
    • Nightlife | XBar | Today
  • Stones x Bowie Funkified

    What happens when the Stones meet Bowie? This month, the saxophonist and singer Wink is taking it back to the '70s and '80s for his versions of tunes like "Paint It Black", "Under My Thumb", "Let's Dance", and "Under Pressure" at the...
    • Nightlife | Shake | Today
  • FoS Latin Hai

    Latin HAI seeks to share music and vibes from Latin countries. A party for all those Latin-music enthusiasts, those who love dancing all night, newcomers to the Latino music and culture or for those who simply miss home and want to feel...
  • Chicago Cabaret

    The Pearl is hosting Chicago Cabaret, a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery of 1920s Chicago. Singing, dancing and sinning will be on prominent display in the Pearl’s version of the...
  • Back to 80s

    Timewarp back in time with Marty McFly to pick up a night of Queen, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi, U2, Prince, Whitney Houston and so much more. Doors (and kitchen!) open at 6pm, from 7pm they'll be showing movie on...
  • Cotton Club Band

    Every Tuesday at Shake, you're invited to a night of live blues, jazz, and funk music by the legendary Cotton Club Band. Dinner and cocktails from 6:30pm. Music from 9:30pm. Read more about the Cotton Club Band on SmartShanghai here .
    • Nightlife | Shake | Tuesdays until May 26
  • 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....
  • 90s Alternative Rock Grunge

    The final iteration of The Pearl's musical tribute to the music of angsty teenagers. One night of alternative rock and grunge music, played by the house band the Red Stars, with your favorites from Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains,...
  • Saturday Beats

    Kick off a night with Tacolicious’ pre-party of parties that includes tacos, tequila, and crew with Saturday Beats featuring DJ Baksheesh. With a margarita in one hand and whatever else in the other, he’ll get you moving and...
  • Mashup Fridays with DJ Chunx

    A good kickoff to the weekend is Mashup Fridays, which features DJ Chunx playing tunes to groove to, all while folks enjoy tacos and frozen margaritas from 8.30-11.30pm.