The 11 Best Nightlife Events in Shanghai This Weekend

By That's Shanghai, August 15, 2019

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


Aug 15: SVBKVLT & AsianDopeBoys pres. Gabber Modus Operandi

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Indonesian duo Gabber Modus Operandi arrive in Shanghai just one day before their second album, HOXXXYA drops on Shanghai label SVBKVLT. They are known for experimenting with everything from gabber and footwork to grindcore and noise. They’ll be joined by Howell, Hyph11e, Shy Shine and XDD on the evening. 

Aug 15, 10pm; RMB100 presale. ALL Club. See event listing. Tickets


Aug 15: Eating Music pres. Wheelz Vol 2.0 

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Eating Music Label swing by Elevator this week for the second edition of Wheelz. Pacoz, one of the students picked for the upcoming Eating Music Camp, and an alumni of Beijing label S!LK, will be joined by Ollo-Mam and Go See as the label gear ups for a showcase at the end of the month, and their abovementioned camp. 

Aug 15, 10pm; RMB50 before 11pm, RMB80 after 11pm. Elevator. See event listing. 


Aug 16: Huun Huur Tu

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Tuvan group Huun Huur Tu are taking in a national tour of China this month. Tuva is a republic on the border of Mongolia and Russia with a stellar musical history. The band are known for their throat singing and their use of traditional Tuvan instruments and are bound to stir the senses. 

Aug 16, 8pm; RMB280 presale, RMB400 VIP, RMB500 VVIP. Modern Sky Lab. See event listing. Tickets


Aug 16: 44KW x BreakTheWall pres. NuZau

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Nu Zau is one of the leading producers and DJs to have come out of Romania's electronic scene in the past few years. Inspired by well-established names such as Ricardo Villalobos, Rhadoo, Thomas Melchior and many others, he's grown into a well-established in the country in a very short time.

Aug 16, 9pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 door. 44KW. See event listing. Scan the QR code in the flyer for tickets. 


Aug 16: TGIF Skate Party

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Head down to RIINK for a drink, and roll all your stress away as DJ Alynaa warms the dance floor for you. Package deals are available all night long, so you can roll, slurp and nibble the way you want. Wear shorts to get a free shot!

Aug 16, 8pm; no cover. RIINK. See event listing.


Aug 16: Riva Starr at Bar Rouge

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Capable of turning it out on any dancefloor Riva Starr has been invited onto the biggest stages, from Glastonbury to Fuji Rock. He has also opened for Jamiroquai in Ibiza and has worked with artists as diverse as Horace Andy, Jocelyn Brown, Green Velvet and Arthur Baker. 

Aug 16, 9pm; RMB200 presale, RMB300 door. Bar Rouge. See event listing. Tickets


Aug 17: Drag King Party

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Get out and support ShanghaiPRIDE this weekend at their second annual Drag King Party. DJs Alynna and Ikuiku will be providing the tunes, while participants in the drag king contest will be donning their Sunday best and strolling down the catwalk. Drag Kings, Oliver Cumming and Mitch Bitchpleaser will also be performing on the evening. 

Aug 17, 8pm; RMB60 incl. free shot and voting ballot. Roxie. See event listing


Aug 17: Daya Denise Dey

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Catch Daya Denise Dey’s fantastic birthday bash this month as she brings together the charismatic stylings of legendary singers Billie Holiday and Nina Simone for one evening only at The Pearl.

Aug 17, 10pm; RMB150 presale, RMB200 door. The Pearl. See event listing. Tickets


Aug 17: Girls and Boys Britpop Night

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Coming back after last month’s successful debut, Specters goes full-on Britpop on August 17. If you can think of a better song than Pulp’s ‘Sorted For Es and Whizz’ we’ll give you money (not really). Catch your favorite band of the British ’90s this Saturday at one of Shanghai’s favorite dive bars. 

Aug 17, 9pm; no cover. Specters. See event listing


Aug 17: Asian Vibes pres. SNTS (Hybrid Set)

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The solemn quality of SNTS’ productions, as well as the interest generated around his character, which is one characterized by a dark side and anonymity, have been amazingly achieved. The masked man will perform live alongside Asian Vibes residents for a very dark and industrial vibe this weekend. .

Aug 17, 10pm; no cover. 44KW. See event listing


Aug 17: Love Bang: Shanghai Ghost Hunting Squad

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Ceezy, the paranormal activity director of Shanghai Zoo, ELF from the Unsolved Mysteries Task Force, the fascinating young Detective Jianz and the mysterious colonel Heatwolves will gather to bring you wraith hop, phantasmagoric funk, leisure goth, shadow house and ghost punk to explore unresolved memory mysteries on the dancefloor. Extremely horrifying! Enter at your own risk. 

Aug 17, 10pm; RMB50 before 11pm, RMB80 after 11pm. Elevator. See event listing


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