The 9 Best Nightlife Events in Shanghai This Weekend

By That's Shanghai, December 12, 2019

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


Dec 12-14: Shake 2019 Wrapped: The Megashow

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The Neptunes tribute. The gospel show. That Outkast tribute. For one weekend only, Shake's band brings back the music from their biggest concerts of 2019. Expect jams from these shows and lots more funk, soul and R&B, one more time before we move into the future. Dinner from 6pm. Live music from 10.30pm sharp. Dress code: Maoming Lu suits vs. Jinxian Lu streetwear.

Dec 12-14, 6pm (dinner), 10.30pm (live music); RMB100. Shake. See event listing


Dec 13: China Social Club presents Vibrating Colour

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Inspired by the phenomenon of vibrating colour in print design wherein the edges of two adjacent colours appear to blur and move, China Social Club brings a night of high intensity sound and visual motion. DJs Frau & friends will be on the decks all night for their last Dada session of the year.

Dec 13, 9pm; free entry. Dada. See event listing


Dec 13: C.I.A pres A Friend Of Marcus

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A Friend of Marcus’ dedication to his art is evident in every set; each is paced, structured and serves a purpose. Always searching for new and unique sounds, his rich tapestry of grinding beats, spacey techno and mechanical bliss is subtly transformed into one sculptured journey of deep grooves and contagious energy. Emil Chand and D'mond on support .

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


Dec 13: Herrensauna x Elevator

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Herrensauna means liberation, expression, beauty and sweat. The Berlin queer rave's co-founders and main residents CEM and MCMLXXXV take over Elevator for a night of pushing bodies and tempos. Support from Everlast Phantom b2b Yinan, with visuals by 念子轩.

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


Dec 13-14: Sinatra Big Band Christmas

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Get in the holiday mood this weekend with this fantastic Christmas performance presented by Frank Bray and The Pearl. With a total of 20 performers on stage at one time, consisting of a 17-piece big band, conductor and guest singers, this show is bound to knock your warm, Christmas socks off. Don't miss out. 

Dec 13-14, dinner at 6pm, concert at 9pm; RMB240 presale, RMB280 door. The Pearl. See event listing. Tickets


Dec 14: Antidote pres. Mono/Poly

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Mono/Poly makes slamming beat funk that takes flight into psychedelic inter-galactic journeys. Known for his unique blend of interstellar, synth-driven, and textured experimental electronic music, he is inspired by everything from ambient to acid house, hip hop, G-funk, and R&B. Charles has previously released music independently, as well as with respected labels Brainfeeder Records, Warp Records, and collaborated with almost every revered electronic producer in LA including Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Saul Williams, Noisia, and Free The Robots. He was a frequent guest at LA's legendary Low End Theory club night.

Dec 14, 9pm; RMB60 before 11pm, RMB80 after. Dada. See event listing


Dec 14: SVBKVLT Final 2019 Showcase

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Join the folks at SVBKVLT for one last blowout of 2019. Featuring sets from Prettybwoy, Howell, Scintii and Swimful, as well as live sets from 33EMYBW, Gooooose and the delightfully dark Zaliva-D, this epic line-up promises to knock your best blue suede socks into oblivion. 

Dec 14, 10pm; RMB60 presale, RMB80 door. ALL Club. See event listing. Tickets


Dec 14: Rooftop Lovers Xmas Edition

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Christmas is around the corner and the folks at Freelance Lovers are celebrating on Saturday, December 14 at one of their favorite party venues: The Cut Rooftop. A secret pearl with a stunning view located on the seventh floor of the luxury brand mall IAPM.

Dec 14, 9pm; no cover. The Cut Rooftop. See event listing


Dec 14: WR/OC Music Festival 2019

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Flyer via 247 Tickets

This is quite the line-up and not just because Lil Xan is making an appearance. The Californian rapper is best known for his song ‘Betrayed’ and for being named after a prescription drug. He’ll be joined by big names in Chinese rap scenes like LowsOn, Gali, NineOne# and more. 

Dec 14, 10pm; RMB380 presale, RMB450 door, RMB980 VIP. Arkham. See event listing. Tickets


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