The 11 Best Nightlife Events in Shanghai This Weekend

By That's Shanghai, November 14, 2019

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


Nov 14-16: New SHAKE City VI: The ’90s R&B Concert

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Shanghai's livest ’90s R&B party returns for another dose of new jack swing and hip hop soul for the dancefloor. Courtney Knott, Kevin Maxim, and Shake's six-piece band take it back to back in the day with the music of TLC, Jade, Janet, Ginuwine, The Neptunes and more. Dress Code: Supa Dupa Fly.

Nov 14-16, 10.30pm; RMB100. Shake. See event listing


Nov 15: Poetry in Shorts/Plastic

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Local band Poetry in Shorts link up with newly minted Maybe Mars outfit Plastic for an evening of debauchery. Poetry in Shorts are made up of members from legendary Shanghai outfit Dirty Fingers, while Plastic are based out of Kunming and have been turning heads on the east coast with some excellent live shows. 

Nov 15, 9pm; RMB60 presale, RMB90 door. Neo Bar. See event listing. Tickets


Nov 15: Motorbike Maximum Rock 'n' Soul

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From the boys in the Shanghai Soul Club — DJs Sacco and Baron Van West — comes a night of ballsy rock and soul delivered exclusively on wax. These selectors draw from everything including vintage surf sounds and nuggets-era scorchers (and children thereof) to power pop… to, of course, to that good ole punk ’n’ soul. Turn up, tune in, drop out, as they say. Great night for people looking for deeper wax cuts delivered at unsafe volumes. 

Nov 15, 9pm; free entry. Specters. See event listing


Nov 15: Antidote Present Suzi Analogue

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Suzi Analogue is a rarity within modern-day electronic music: a prolific black woman singer, songwriter, beatmaker and creator of Never Normal Records who draws from house, footwork, rap, reggae and film to make conceptual music that amplifies her special personal stories.

Nov 15, 9pm; RMB60. Dada. See event listing


Nov 15-16: Bar Rouge 15th Anniversary

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Celebrating 15 years of serving the people of Shanghai delicious drinks and delightful nightlife vibes, Bar Rouge is putting on an anniversary bonanza this month, taking place over five days. Party all evening from dusk till dawn as they kick off this week-long anniversary celebration.

Nov 15-16, 9pm; RMB100 presale. Bar Rouge. See event listing. Tickets: Nov 15, Nov 16.


Nov 16: Hologram Dreams 全息梦境 Presents Airbear

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Hologram Dreams presents a night of Italo disco, synth pop, Chicago house, city pop, with 2020's club trax and anime visuals dripping from the walls. Headlining the night is Seoul's DJ Airbear, known for dropping rare gems in his sets for Red Light Radio, NTS Radio, and Boiler Room or DJing alongside Hunee and Young Marco. Warmup by Velvet Robot, resident of the long-running and much-loved Synth Crush! and Discosmic Adventure parties. 

Nov 16, 11pm; RMB80 door. Elevator. See event listing


Nov 16: Soft Centre X SVBKVLT: Friendships (Live) / Index / Thick Owens

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This Saturday, SVBKVLT are teaming up with Sydney's Soft Centre for a special one off event at ALL. Representing Soft Centre will be live A/V act 'friendships' and DJs Index and Thick Owens. They will be joined by SVBKVLT artists Osheyack and Hyph11E, as well as visuals by Womb.

Nov 16, 10pm; RMB70 presale, RMB100 door. ALL Club. See event listing. Tickets


Nov 16: Café des Stagiaires 8th Anniversary

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Save the date because Le Café des Stagiaires is turning eight! Get ready for another massive birthday celebration and another 'Chouffing year! Help these party animals kick off another year of funky dance moves, freaky shots, amazing hangovers and crazy nights. Featuring Tofu, Makkk, Solo, Youss, Lucas and more. 

Nov 16, all day. Le Cafe des Stagiaires. See event listing


Nov 16: SHFT. Presents: 1788-L China Debut

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Coming in hot on Saturday, November 16, it's the Midtempo legend himself, for the first time ever in China, 1788-L! If you're a fan of Rezz, K?D, and other artists, this is a show you definitely do not want to miss!

Nov 16, 10pm; RMB160 presale, RMB200 door. Arkham. See event listing. Tickets


Nov 16: C.I.A. pres Christian Smith

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One of the world’s leading techno DJs and producers, Christian Smith has been making his mark on the scene for years via releases on his Tronic label. Born between Stockholm and Frankfurt, before moving to the US and from there to Brazil, Smith has gathered influence form a variety of regions. Catch him at Celia this weekend. 

Nov 16, 10pm; RMB110 presale incl. 1 drink, RMB150 door incl. 1 drink. Celia. See event listing. Tickets


Nov 16: Redshape

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With a special affinity for the early sounds of Detroit and Chicago, as well as his passion for sound engineering, Redshape’s primary goal is to create sustainable content by translating his roots into a contemporary context — a perfect liaison between the past and present. As a result, he has released a plentitude of records including three albums on acclaimed labels, such as Delsin, Running Back and Monkeytown Records. Simultaneously he runs his own imprint Present.

Nov 16, 11pm; RMB120 door. 44KW. See event listing


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