The 9 Best Nightlife Events in Shanghai This Weekend

By That's Shanghai, September 12, 2019

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


Sep 12: London Elektricity (Hospital Records)

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Tony Colman is the co-founder and CEO of Hospital Records and sister label Med School, mastermind behind the multi award-winning Hospital podcast, producer and DJ, and has been instrumental in the development of drum and bass as we know it today. Responsible for some of Hospital’s biggest anthems, such as ‘Billion Dollar Gravy’ and ‘Different Drum,’ London Elektricity has cultivated a first class reputation as both a producer and DJ and continues to push the genre he fell in love with in the mid 1990s.

Sep 12, 10pm; RMB120 presale, RMB150 door. Arkham. See event listing. Tickets


Sep 12-14: SHAKE Three-Year Anniversary: The Gospel of SHAKE

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Six nights, six musicians and a full choir to celebrate three years of love and live music. For their anniversary, Shanghai's house of funk and soul takes it back to where it all started: Gospel music. Gospel is where funk, soul, R&B and house all grew from. Gospel is how we all got here. Gospel is what you will experience when SHAKE's full band and guest choir interpret the music of Kirk Franklin, Deitrick Haddon and many more to bring you raw power and waves of sound that Shanghai has never felt before. Go devil go! Dinner from 6pm; music from 10pm. Dress Code: Fix up, look sharp. RSVP and table booking highly recommended.

Sep 12-14, 9pm; RMB150. Shake. See event listing


Sep 13: Tkay Maidza

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Born in Zimbabwe, before moving to Australia, Maidza became a full-time bronntosaurus at the age of 17... wait, we read that wrong. Maidza released her first single ‘Bronntosaurus’ at the age of 17, and her first EP Switch Tape in 2014. She followed that up with her debut album, Tkay, which featured a contribution from Killer Mike. Catch her this weekend as she chops it up in Arkham. 

Sep 13, 9pm; RMB120 presale, RMB150 door. Arkham. See event listing. Tickets


Sep 13: Daydreams Day Party

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Daydreams, Melbourne’s loosest dance floor, is coming to Tank Shanghai for a massive day party that lasts all the way into the night. Music on the evening will come from Australian Daydreams DJs Mark Free and Maxwell S with local support from China Social Club, Mau Mau, Endy and E L F. In conjunction with Tank Art Festival, this day party features a warehouse with a booming sound system from DAS Audio, a glorious rooftop overlooking the river, scary mannequin heads, pizza from Homeslice, drinks from Boxing Cat, Absolut, Ballantines, loving support from Skullcandy and a wacky inflatable arm man all in a massive old oil tank.

Sep 13, 4pm; RMB88-128. Tank Shanghai. See event listing. Tickets


Sep 13: MOON SAILORS Hosted by Eating Music

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An Eating Music family jam. Jiaming from Xiamen's Beatween headlines, alongside a lineup of Shanghai's surest vinyl hands and deepest diggers, including Rawb, Endy Chen, Ollo-Mam and HBD. Free mooncakes for the first 100 through the door. 

Sep 13, 10pm; RMB50 before 11pm, RMB80 after. Elevator. See event listing


Sep 13: Tomasz Guiddo

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Guiddo is a truly cosmopolitan DJ, music producer, multi-instrumentalist and sound designer whose discography includes tracks released on the world's most influential indie record labels such as Compost, Get Physical, Beats In Space and more. The Shenzhen-based DJ is also part owner of Vinylhouse in Shenzhen and Xi'an. Catch him this weekend.  

Sep 13, midnight; RMB100 incl. 1 drink. Celia. See event listing


Sep 13-14: Dada Shanghai is 10 Years Young

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Dada Shanghai is 10 years young, which is pretty epic for a bar or club in Shanghai. Help them celebrate the milestone this weekend by joining in for some messy, good ol' fashioned fun featuring locally-based DJs that have been playing Dada for years, plus some surprise guests. Come prepared to share stories of your favorite Dada memories. 

Sep 13-14, 9pm; free entry. Dada. See event listing.


Sep 14: Skater Moon Party

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Celebrate the holiday with RIINK's Skater Moon Party this Saturday. DJ Alynaa will be chopping all your favorite '90s tunes! Party starts at 7pm, bar and kitchen are open from 6pm till late! Let’s roll!

Sep 14, 7pm; no cover. RIINK. See event listing


Sep 14: Medusa Glitterball: 3 Years Analversary

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Elevator's queen turns 3 with a glitter-soaked night of hard polysexual partying. Performances by Frozen Lolita and Nama Lily; fierce tracks from Michael Cignarale b2b Mau Mau and Diamond Lil, ecstatic visuals from 解读(丸). 

Sep 14, 10pm; RMB50 before 11pm, RMB80 after. Elevator. See event listing


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