Party Planner: 10 Best Nightlife Events This Weekend

By Erica Martin, October 12, 2017

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That's Shanghai takes a look at this weekend's best parties:


Oct 12: Roots Reggae Ambassadors

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Earl Gateshead, who has been a roots reggae ambassador since 1979 and built his own sound system, comes to Shanghai for a performance thanks to promoters Heavy HK. Joining him will be Dan Wiltshire, who has been spinning deep roots dub vinyl for two decades. Donít miss this reggae and dub night at Dada.
Oct 12, 10pm. Dada, see event listing.


Oct 12-21: Oktoberfest

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This 10-day celebration of all things beer and German goes down at the new flagship outlet of Paulaner Brauhaus in Raffles City. Expect Paulanerís special home brewed Oktoberfest beer, traditional Bavarian schmankerl, a live band from Munich playing tradional music and lots more. A variety of set menus and all-you-can-drink beer packages are available.
Oct 12-21, 5pm, prices vary. Paulaner Brauhaus (Raffles City), see event listing.


Oct 13: Sapphire Slows

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MIIIA's monthly party Room 303 returns with a set by Sapphire Slows, a Tokyo-based DJ, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who is known for her signature eerie, shadowy vocals. Her songs range from slow and brooding and wild and krautrock-influenced. Catch her performance at Elevator with MIIIA in support.
Oct 13, 10pm, RMB60 presale, RMB80 door. Elevator, see event listing.


Oct 13: Slugabed

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Longstanding China electronic music promoters Antidote bring Slugabed back to Shanghai as part of a world tour for his latest album, Inherit the Earth. Expect a difficult-to-classify mix of jazz, hip-hop, forward-thinking pop and post-rock, with a unique sensibility.
Oct 13, 10pm. Dada, see event listing.


Oct 13-15: Heineken Beyond the Court Viewing Party

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Heineken is throwing ATP Masters pop-ups throughout the city during the tournament, and this weekend they'll be posted up at Found 158. If you want to watch the games (and the antics) in a festive setting and enter a giveaway to win tickets to a match, drop by the subterranean venue. 
Oct 13-15, 2pm-late, no cover. Found 158, see event listing.


Oct 13-21: Bar Rouge Anniversary: Wild West

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For their 13th anniversary, which is about a century in Shanghai nightclub years, Bar Rouge is throwing a week's worth of theme parties centered around the concept of the Wild West. Expect cowboys, damsels in distress and other general saloon vibes throughout the week. 
Oct 13-21, 9pm. Bar Rouge, see event listing.


Oct 14: Wonky Kong 7 Year Anniversary

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Promotion crew Wonky Kong, who have been putting on drum & bass parties around China for the past seven years, celebrate their anniversary with a special 'Trust Me I Was There' set from a UK innovator in drum & bass and jungle, DJ Zinc. Wonky Kong founder Siesta will spin in support, along with Andy S, Tonk and Turner.
Oct 14, 10pm. Dada, see event listing.


Oct 14: Horse Meat Disco

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Newly opened hotel W Shanghai has begun hosting an afternoon party series on their WET Deck (aka the outdoor pool area), the latest of which features celebrated UK DJ duo Horse Meat Disco. They deal in a mix of disco classics, Italo disco, house, Afro, punk, funk and more, and have been dubbed 'the queer party for everyone.'  DJ and vocalist Michael Cignarale of Shanghai's queer party Medusa will open. Cover price includes a drink.
Oct 14, 3pm, RMB150. WET Deck at W Hotel Shanghai, see event listing.


Oct 14: Anoraak

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French synthpop producer Anoraak brings his live show to Yuyintang as part of the world tour for his latest album, Black Gold Sun. Expect uplifting and emotional synthpop from one of France's best musicians in the genre.
Oct 14, 11pm, RMB80 presale, RMB100 door. Yuyintang, see event listing.


Oct 14: Boom Bap: 1989 vs. 1999

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The latest party at C’s celebrates hip-hop’s two most loved eras, the late ’80s and the late ‘90s, ‘old school vs. true school,’ with DJ Loke and DJ Black Daniels bringing you one set from each era. 
Oct 14, 10pm, no cover. C's, see event listing.


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