The 10 Best Nightlife Events in Shanghai This Weekend

By Sarah Forman, April 25, 2019

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best nightlife events on this weekend:

Apr 25: RnV Pres. Spectrum

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A whole mess of genres coming your way tonight! From reggae, to dubstep and jungle to d&b, AVibe8/8, Jado, DJ Caution and Resinate are putting together a big ol sample of just what you can move and groove to.

Apr 25, 9pm, no cover. Dada, see event listing.

Apr 26: 90s to Noughties

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Le Cafe des Stagiaires is shamelessly appealing to your sense of nostalgia with a night of 90s pop hits. Were not mad about it, but suspect itll get 'real rowdy. As it tends to. Bye, bye, bye baby.

Apr 26, 8pm, no cover. Les Cafe des Stagiaires, see event listing. 


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Shanghai local crew Daily Vinyl and Xiamen’s BEATWEEN are presenting BENEDEK from LA at Dada on April 26. This dude’s released some of the sweetest modern synth-pop/boogie/proto-house music making this a must-see for electronic lovers.

Apr 26, 9pm, RMB60. Dada, see event listing.

Apr 26: Celia's Three Year Anniversary

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Ok, were just gonna put their ticketing copy here because its the most Celia thing to weve seen in a while:

"Three years of deep beats from top Dj’s 
36 months of coming out of Celia feeling like a vampire 
156 weeks of dancing to the morning 
1,096 days of random hookups 
26,304 hours of thinking “taking a shot” was a great idea
15,78,240 minutes of unexpected friendships and loves
94,694,400 seconds of secrets 'What happens in Celia stays in Celia'

Three years down forever to go 
The real stories never have endings...

Apr 26, 10pm, RMB80 pre-sale, RMB100 (includes one drink). Celia, see event listing, buy tickets.

Apr 26: Yeti Out & Friends

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The Yeti Out crew is bringing in Japans Jin Dogg & Young Yujiro for a vinyl only set at The Edition. With all the friends in tow, you can expect eevrything from funk to ratchet rap anthems. Best to RSVP if youre looking to get in, which you can do via 247tickets - after midnight theres a cover, but it gets you a drink so it's not all bad.

Apr 26, 10pm, no cover before midnight, RMB100 after midnight (includes one drink). Electric Circus The Shanghai EDITION, see event listing, buy tickets.

Apr 26-27: The Live Mixtape

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Watch what happens when a top DJ directs a full concert by a live band. Expect wild tempo changes, vocals being swapped over instrumentals, extended breaks, medleys and lots of dance-floor madness. SMTH the Music Director of ASL Shanghai has arranged this show by SHAKEs six-piece band The Shanghai Sheiks and Courtney Knott. Expect a live blend of contemporary hip hop and R&B and classic funk and soul. Anything can happen! (Except DJing. There will be no actual DJing).

Apr 26-27, 10.30pm, RMB100. Shake, see event listing.

Apr 27: China Social Club

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If pop punk isn’t your thing, hit Dada for China Social Club’s monthly romp. They’ll be playin’ house, techno and a whole blend of other stuff to have you work off the week and settle into Saturday night.

Apr 27, 10pm, no cover. Dada, see event listing.

Apr 27: Dodge & Fuski

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OG dubstep legends and co-founders of Disciple Records, Dodge and Fuski are coming to Arkham. Boasting collaborations with artists like 12th Planet, Barely Alive and Xilent, their signature big riddim sound is sure to hit you hard with the bass.

Apr 27, 10pm, RMB140 pre-sale, RMB200 door. Arkham, see event listing.

Apr 28: Dancelife

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Dancelife is back for its second iteration at Z&B Fitness on Changle Lu. Move and groove for an hour of self care and charity! All proceeds go to Lifeline Shanghai so you really can feel good about your Sunday night and a weekend of bad decisions. Or kick off your holiday with a good ol’ warm up! Either way it’s a good thing to do!

Apr 28, 5pm, RMB50. Z&B Fitness, see event listing.

Apr 30: Alter. Presents Bambounou

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Alter. is back again at 44KW for an eclectic evening featuring one of the Parisian scenes key figures, Bambounou. Dark alluring beats alongside tantalizing rhythms, his effortless straddling of experimental eclecticism and 4x4 beat mastery helped catch the eye of label Modeselektor. Joining the decks alongside Bambounou in Room 44 is one of the backbones of techno in China - MIIIA, with China Social Club laying down the disco and funk in Room KW. 

Apr 30, 9pm, RMB80 pre-sale, RMB100 door. 44KW, see event listing, buy tickets.

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