The 10 Best Nightlife Events in Shanghai This Weekend

By That's Shanghai, May 23, 2019

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


May 23: ON: Werkout Project's Showcase at Dada

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Maybe it's because we are literally melting in the sun today, but that poster is tight. If you’re down for a wild weekday night (Thursdays are the new Fridays) catch international group, The Werkout Project, showcase their techno, acid, house and jazz talents at Dada.

May 23, 9pm; no cover. Dada. See event listing


May 24: Cedric Gervais at Bar Rouge

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Bar Rouge will be playing host to one of the hottest names in the house music circuit, Cedric Gervais, the Grammy award-winning French DJ and regular resident at top venues in Miami and Vegas. He will be playing his remarkable house and electronic beats, which have made him one of the most sought-after DJs & music producers worldwide.

May 24; RMB150 presale, RMB250 door. Bar Rouge. See event listing. Tickets.


May 24: Bald Night at Celia

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Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair. But a confident bald man, that's your diamond in the rough. Bald is beautiful. God made all heads bald. The ugly ones he covered with hair. Free entrance for all the beautiful bald folks out there, male or female, who head to Celia Club this weekend to catch James Lealand, Emil Chang and Jode rock the decks. 

May 24, midnight; RMB100 cover. Celia Club. See event listing


May 24: Throwback Friday Skate Party

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With DJ FatK on the deck pumping '90s and '00s pop and feel-good music. What are you waiting for? Grab your skates and head down to RIINK this weekend, where they'll have a range of drink deals all night long and free skates for early birds before 8pm! 

May 24, 6pm; free entry before 8pm. RIINK. See event listing


May 24: SHFT. Presents ZABO

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This Friday, Arkham is the perfect place to let out all the working week tension, as Shanghai electronic music pioneers SHFT present ZABO, who will be banging out some of his hard-hitting and bouncy tunes!

May 24; no cover. Arkham. See event listing


May 24: Asian Vibes Presents Michal Jablonski

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Michal Jablonski will be playing a live hybrid set at 44KW on Friday night. The Polish producer will be improvising (partially) and creating his industrial, atmospheric beats on the spot rather than just pressing play on a laptop. 

May 24, 10pm; no cover. 44KW. See event listing


May 24: Elevator’s First Dance Floor Test

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Elevator has just opened up a brand new dance floor and you have the chance to be the first one’s to give it a try! The opening invites back a number of Elevator favorites, such as MIIIA, Man Man, Diamond Lil etc.

May 24, 10pm; RMB50-80. Elevator. See event listing


May 25: China Social Club’s Fifth Birthday at Dada

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Local promoter China Social Club is holding its fifth anniversary this Saturday. Why not head on over to Dada where you can celebrate the occasion with DJs PCJ, Frau, Knopha and MIIIA?

May 25, 9pm; no cover. Dada. See event listing.


May 25: Dirty Boots Indie Night

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The Dirty Boots Indie Night returns to Specters for a night of danceable indie rock and pop throughout the ages. Expect all the music that you want to hear on a night out but never do: The Libertines, Smiths, The Cure (maybe that’s just us?)

May 25, 9pm; no cover. Specters II. See event listing.  


May 25: Razor&Tienn

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Razor has earned a reputation for being one of the most innovative DJs in Asia after almost a decade of dedication and continuously pushing the bar in the nightlife scene. On the other hand, Taiwanese-born Tienn grew up in Canada, where he picked up a penchant for vinyl collecting. 

May 25, 9pm; RMB80-100. 44KW. See event listing. Scan QR code in the flyer for tickets. 


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