The 10 Best Nightlife Events in Shanghai This Weekend

By That's Shanghai, August 1, 2019

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


Aug 2: N.A.A.F.I/Thuvdr/Out of Fashion Boys pres. Fausto & Bahia

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The lovely folks behind Beijing-based promoters Thuvdr and Out of Fashion Boys are bringing excellent experimental Mexican label N.A.A.F.I. to China this week. They'll hit All Club on Friday night, and they'll also set up a pop-up store in collaboration with FunctionLab and Turmoil Thee on Friday and Saturday (more details on that to follow). 

Aug 2, 10pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 door. ALL Club. See event listing.


Aug 2: DJ Husman

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The Dutch DJ has over 70 million streams online and has collaborated on official remixes for stars like Rita Ora, Axwell, Avicii and many more. Husman's collaboration 'All The Kids' with Sam Feldt is now out on Spinnin', if you want to check it out. Don't miss Husman this weekend as he takes the stage at Linx Club. 

Aug 2; RMB100 (includes one free drink). Linx Club. See event listing. Tickets


Aug 2: Gregor Salto

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Bar Rouge is bringing Ibiza regular, DJ Gregor Salto, for an exclusive residency. He takes the decks at Bar Rouge to spin some world-class house music with a tropical twist. Expect the freshest vibes to keep it lit all during the sunny season, from Latin house to cheerful explorations of pop, soul, African and world beat.

Aug 2, 9pm; RMB100 presale. Bar Rouge. See event listing. Tickets


Aug 2: Russian Night

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Celia is bringing you the sound of Russia with well-known DJs Maik Oss, Anty Flex and Solo Life bringing the part this weekend. 

Aug 2, midnight; RMB100 after 1am (incl. 1 drink). Celia Club. See event listing


Aug 2: China Social Club At Dada

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Lights out, AC on, China Social Club on deck. DJs Frau, PCJ an friends return to Dada with house, acid, techno, EBM, ghetto, two-step and jungle rhythms on this hedonistic jaunt through genres a-plenty. 

Aug 2, 9pm; free entry. Dada. See event listing. 


Aug 2: Project One


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Dutch hardstyle duo Project One are bouncing into Shanghai this weekend. Made up of two of the most famous names in the niche genre of music, Headhunterz and Wildstylez, Project One formed in 2008 dropping two fantastic albums in the intervening years. The duo rarely plays live shows, so this is a must-see for any fans of hardstyle music.

Aug 2, 8-11pm; RMB320 presale, RMB450 door. VasLive. See event listingTickets.


Aug 3: Heresy: Goth Night

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Specters gets totally sexy and evil, hosting a rare goth night! Expect complete fucking darkness on the stereo from classic goth acts, harder industrial fellas and contemporary darkwave. Come get sad! Come get depressed! Come do that dance where you stand in one place not smiling, just sort of forlornly swinging your shoulders around! Specters is also hosting a very special rope bondage performance starting from 8pm. There will be an entrance fee to cover the performer’s costs for this rope performance. Contact the venue if you want to go: (WeChat: MorganAwesome)

Aug 3, 8pm; free entry from 10pm onwards. Specters. See event listing


Aug 3: Shanghai Secret Disco

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Secret Disco is back. Arts outfit Elevate is converting a boutique into a disco dreamland for one special night. Four DJs, fat speakers and a sh*tload of fancy dress at a semi-secret location.

Aug 3, 8.30pm; free entry. Scan the QR code for location details. See event listing


Aug 3: Soul & Roll Skate Party

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Soul and roll this Saturday! To catch tunes by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Alicia Keys, head down to RIINK and groove along to an evening of R&B and soul music as DJ Metermaid warms the floor up! 

Aug 3, 8pm; no cover. RIINK. See event listing


Aug 3: Most Girls Smell Good Pres. Shade Seoul

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Shade Seoul is South Korea’s largest LGBTQ club and its popping into ALL in Shanghai this weekend, after a successful four-date tour of China last year. Catch some of Seoul’s most happening underground DJs, Ligrye, Seesea and More Zimin for an evening of open, safe and non-discriminatory fun. 

Aug 3, 10pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 door. ALL Club. See event listing


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