Party Planner: 12 Best Nightlife Events This Weekend

By Yannick Faillard, June 14, 2018

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best parties of the week:


Jun 14: ShanghaiPRIDE Ladies Party

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ShanghaiPRIDE’s annual party devoted to queer women will be held this year at Celia. Expect a jubilant dance party, cheeky prizes and live performances from boi band Dorian & the Douchecopters. The party is open to women-identified people only, though men in drag are also welcome.
Jun 14, 9pm. Celia, see event listing


Jun 15: MK

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Detroit producer MK comes to Shanghai for a set at Bar Rouge. The prolific musician has more than 500 titles to his name that span house, techno, hip-hop and R&B, including tracks for Rihanna, Pitbull and Snoop Dogg. He's currently working on his long-awaited debut album with vocalists Becky Hill and Milly Pye. 
Jun 15, 10pm, RMB150 presale, RMB200 door. Bar Rouge, see event listingbuy tickets.


Jun 15: Markus Henriksson aka Minilogue

Marcus Henriksson, aka Minilogue, has dedicated his life to an inner and outer musical journey for a quartercentury and it shows. In the scene since 1993, the Swede tries to connect with his audience through his musically drawn landscapes. Catch his live show at Elevator.
Jun 15, RMB80 presale, RMB200 door, Elevator, see event listing.


Jun 15: Snap! Kinky Red on the Bund

Strap on your boots! Shanghai queer party collective, Snap!, teams up with Broadway musical, Kinky Boots, ahead of its Shanghai run to present an action-packed night at Shook. They'll paint the Bund in a very kinky shade of red this Saturday.
Jun 15, 6pm, Shook!, see event listing.


Jun 15: Feloneezy and Stevie Whisper

Hailing all the way from Serbia, Feloneezy and Stevie Whisper are back in town. Feloneezy is a stalwart of Belgrade dance music scene. Drawing influences from all corners of the globe, he's a versatile DJ who occupies a unique space within the local music scene and looks set to continue for years to come.
Jun 15, 10pm, Dada, see event listing.


Jun 15: FRE4KNC & POSIJ

Fast feet only. Dutch drum & bass duo FRE4KNC and POSIJ are rolling through Shanghai on their 2018 Asia tour. Head to Mao Livehouse to vibe out to techy drum & bass and experimental bass tracks.
Jun 15, 10pm, RMB60 presale, RMB 80 door, Mao Livehouse, see event listing.


Jun 15: Lee Van Dowski

NOVA is back before its summer break to present you another dance music legend's Shanghai debut. French born, Geneva based Lee Van Dowski is a dark prince of uplifting electronic music, and he'll be playing at Arkham this Friday.
Jun 15, 10pm, RMB120 presale, RMB160 door, Arkham, see event listing, buy tickets.


Jun 16: LA Beat-Maker Free the Robots

LA-based DJ Free the Robots is hitting Dada this weekend. 10 years of taking his craft to audiences all around the globe have made him the figurehead of LA's beat movement. His unique signature sounds hint at electronic, hip hop, jazz and psych but remain un-genre-fiable. You'll never know what the Robots will do next.
Jun 16, 10pm, Dada, see event listing.


Jun 16: ShanghaiPRIDE Red Dragon Official Closing Party

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The ShanghaiPRIDE closing party falls on the same weekend as Dragon Boat Festival this year, so organizers gave it a triumphant red dragon theme. Newly opened roller skating bar RIINK will be themed around a celebration of traditional Chinese elements, including red lanterns, lion dances, drag performers in qipaos and more.  
Jun 16, 9pm, RMB100. RIINK, see event listing


Jun 17: Robb Bank$

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Born in NYC and raised in Florida, Robb Bank$ is an up-and-coming rap artist known for sampling old school R&B beats as well as Japanese anime. He released his latest mixtape, Molly World, earlier this year. A very fun fact about the rapper is that he's the oldest child of 'It Wasn't  Me' artist Shaggy. Catch him perform live at Arkham.
Jun 17, 10pm, RMB200 presale, RMB260 door. Arkham, see event listing, buy tickets.


Jun 17: Skylar Spence

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First gaining prominence for his self-released vaporwave tracks, Skylar Spence is a Brooklyn-based electronic musician and vocalist. He's rapidly gaining acclaim for his brand of future funk and nu disco, as displayed on his debut album Prom King and hit single 'Fiona Coyne.'
Jun 17, 8.30pm. RMB120 presale, RMB150 door. Mao Livehouse, see event listing, buy tickets.


Jun 17: Room 303 ft SU / MIIA / Lina K

Room 303 showcases international, asia-based and local artists from the techno scene creating new pathways and pushing the boundaries of sound while keeping tight grooves intact. This release sees Chengdu based SU make her Shanghai debut. One water please!
Jun 17, RMB 50, Elevator, see event listing.


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Party Planner: 10 Best Nightlife Events This Weekend

Your guide to this weekend's best parties.

Party Planner: 10 Best Nightlife Events This Weekend

Your guide to this weekend's best parties.

Party Planner: 10 Best Nightlife Events This Weekend

Your guide to this weekend's best parties.

Party Planner: 10 Best Nightlife Events This Weekend

Your guide to this weekend's best parties.

Party Planner: 10 Best Nightlife Events This Weekend

Your guide to this weekend's best parties.

Party Planner: 10 Best Nightlife Events This Weekend

Your guide to this weekend's best parties.

Party Planner: 10 Best Nightlife Events This Weekend

Your guide to this weekend's best parties.

Party Planner: 10 Best Nightlife Events This Weekend

Your guide to this weekend's best parties.

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