Here's your chance to win tickets to Steve Simeone, Nicky Romero, The Last Five Yearsand plenty more. Remember to include your name, phone number and mailing address when entering.
The only three-time DMC China champion has gone from galvanizing Beijing’s underground with his popular Hot Pot parties to playing mega-festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. Recently, he’s been palling around with Dame Dash while sharing the stage with Kendrick Lamar during last year’s Beats by Dre tour of China. Alongside producer Soulspeak, he’s responsible for the outstanding Let the Rhythm Hit with fans eagerly waiting to see what’s next for one of China’s biggest electronic music stars. We have a pair of tickets to give away. Simply e-mail email@example.com by April 1 with the subject 'DJ Wordy' for your chance to win.
// Apr 3, 10pm-late, RMB60. Arkham.
The British quartet quickly scored global attention with their grungy debut. While their frontman left, the band has unlikely regrouped releasing their acclaimed sophomore disc Glow & Behold in 2013 and an equally strong EP Southern Skies last year. They'll be rolling into QSW Culture Center on April 3 for what promises to be a busy show. We have a pair of tickets to give away. Simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'Yuck' by April 1 for your chance to win.
// Apr 3, 8.30pm-late, RMB120-150. QSW Culture Center.
The recently-launched Shanghai Comedy Club welcomes the rising comic who has won praise from Bill Maher and Carson Daly during recent performances. He’s also producer of Richmond’s House of Comedy, which is one of LA’s most popular monthly shows. We have a pair of tickets to give away. Simply e-mail email@example.com by April 1 with the subject 'Adam Richmond' for your chance to win.
// Apr 3-4, 8.30pm (Fri) 8pm and 10pm (Sat), RMB150-200. Masse, 5F, 219 Jinxian Lu, by Shaanxi Nan Lu 进贤路219号5楼近陕西南路 (www.shanghaicomedyclub.com)
Carlijn van Ramshorst (No Exit, Interview) stars in this one-woman show about the woman whom Picasso never divorced and the woman who dared to leave him. It’s a compelling story about the emotional battle between art and love. We have a pair of tickets to give away. Simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1 with the subject 'Mrs. Picasso' for your chance to win.
// Apr 3-12 (Thurs-Sun), 8-10pm, RMB180-200. Strictly Designers, email@example.com
Juju Panky Jive #1
DJ B.O. is ringing in the holiday with a killer bill of acts that channels the classic spirit of rock and roll. Beijing rockabilly legends in the making Rolling Bowling headlines and arguably the country's hardest touring acts is a can't miss act. They'll be joined by Shanghai's surf-rock icons The Psyders and the exciting duo Denise n' Smokey, which pairs the gritty blues vocals of Denise with Smokey, who recently blew the crowd away at the James Brown/Whitney Houston tribute concert with his JB moves. We have a pair of tickets to give away. Simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'Juju Panky Jive' by April 1 for your chance to win.
// Apr 5, 9pm-late, RMB50. Inferno. See event listing.
The Last Five Years
Image by Sigourney Chin.
In Jason Robert Brown’s award-winning musical, a relationship is explored from its rapturous beginning to its sad aftermath. Recently adapted into an Anna Kendrick starring film, Urban Aphrodite brings The Last Five Years to Jiadu Theatre from April 9-19. Director Brandi Dowd describes it as "part of a generation of musicals that strive for truth," with the show boasting a unique chronological structure with its characters starting at opposite times of the relationship, meeting only in the middle during their wedding scene. Julia Carey (Little Shop of Horrors) and Paul Johnson (Kung Fu Komedy) star. We have a pair of tickets to give away. Simply e-mail email@example.com with the subject 'The Last Five Years' for your chance to win.
// Apr 9-19, 7.30-10pm, RMB200-220. Jiadu Theatre, 187 2152 8625, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Footprints presents their first major international booking of the year, bringing in the Singaporean DJ and producer best known for creating cutting-edge soundscapes of techno and sub bass with hints of ambient and IDM. Local faves like Jackie and Mia will support as the party promoters look to expand into a music label this year. We have a pair of tickets to give away. Simply e-mail email@example.com with the subject 'Xhin' by Apr 8 for your chance to win.
// Apr 10, 10pm-late, RMB100. Arkham.
It’s been a wild ride for Steve Simeone, who went from being an unhappy banker to a man crowned “Funniest Comic in Philadelphia.” After catching Pauly Shore’s eye, he’s become a fixture at the world-famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles and has hit the road with the likes of Andrew Dice Clay and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. In what seems a comedy requirement, he’s doing the podcast thing with Good Times with Steve Simeone which serves as an introduction to his highly energetic, comedic take on storytelling. We're giving away a pair of tickets on WeChat. Simply add Thats_Shanghai for details on how to win, with the contest opening up on Friday.
// Apr 10-11, 8.30pm (Fri) 8pm and 10pm (Sat), RMB170-200. The Camel, tickets.
For their latest big booking, SinoGroup will present the Mainland debut for the man currently ranked eighth on DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJ list. Since his bootleg remix of David Guetta’s ‘When Love Takes Over’ surfaced five years ago, Nicky Romero has become a star, scoring global hits and collaborating with Avicii, Calvin Harris, Rihanna and Britney Spears. We have a pair of tickets to give away. For details on how to win, add Thats_Shanghai on WeChat.
// Apr 16, 10.30pm-late, RMB250-350. Fusion, tickets.
Woozy Offline and Space Debris Committee team up to bring the celebrated Japanese DJ to The Shelter. Best known for his now legendary Future Terror parties, DJ Nobu’s standing within the underground is undisputed. Constantly changing his approach, he’s recently been mixing abstract techno and dancefloor anthems into his sets. Jackie, Sleepless, Microlab and Ginga support. We have a pair of tickets to give away. Simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'DJ Nobu' by April 15 for your chance to win.
// Apr 17, 10pm-late, RMB60. The Shelter.
After packing Arkham last month with Uz, the ILVSH crew invite the rising Toronto DJ who has established an eclectic custom club sound that’s impressed the likes of Diplo, A-Trak and attendees at last year’s STORM Festival. We have a pair of tickets to give away. Simply e-mail email@example.com with the subject 'Grandtheft' by April 15 for your chance to win.
// Apr 18, 10pm-late, RMB80-120. Arkham.
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
Image by David Johansson.
Best known for penning American Beauty and creating Six Feet Under and True Blood, Alan Ball’s roots actually lie in theater. East West Theater revives his uproarious 1993 Southern comedy where five unlikely bridesmaids are brought together for a wedding. Despite their different archetypes (rebel, housewife, klutz, church girl, free spirit), they share one thing in common – they can’t stand the bride. Throw in one bad-boy usher and a dash of wedding drama for what promises to be a hilarious and quick-witted show. David Johansson (Rosemary's Baby, Almost, Maine) directs with an ensemble that includes The Learned Ladies' Violet Mount and Jerome Mazet and Holiday Hitch's Cecilia Garcia. We have a pair of tickets to give away. Simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'Five Women' by April 22.
// Apr 23-26, 8pm (Thurs-Sat) and 5pm (Sat-Sun). RMB150-180. Strictly Designers, 182 0216 4553, email@example.com).
Rocking a name that is the Japanese for ‘brothers,’ these two unrelated Berlin-based producers have shown some serious chemistry on releases like ‘Breaking.’ They count icons like Gilles Peterson and Masters At Work as fans, while rocking parties around the world with their soulful take on deep house. We have a pair of tickets to give away. Simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'Kyodai' by April 22 for your chance to win.
// Apr 24, 10.30pm-late, RMB100 with two drinks (free entry before midnight). Lola.
Every week, we give away a pair of tickets to UME Cineplex in Xintiandi. For your chance to win, simply e-mail email@example.com with the subject 'UME'.
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