The 10 Best Nightlife Events in Shanghai This Weekend

By That's Shanghai, September 26, 2019

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


Sep 26: RnV presents SPECTRUM

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This multi genre party checks in at Dada to tickle your senses with the kick, snare and bass. Inviting all lifeforms from all corners of the galaxy to shake it on the dance floor and revel in the sound waves of dubstep, jungle and drum & bass.

Sep 26, 9pm; free entry. Dada. See event listing


Sep 26: Simon Phillips & Protocol

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Veteran drummer Simon Phillips is all set to perform at JZ Club on Thursday night. The British musician is known as one of the most technical, experimental and versatile drummers of his time. His band, Simon Phillips & Protocol, is currently touring Europe and China to celebrate their 30th anniversary. 

Sep 26, 7.30pm; RMB230 presale, RMB280 door. JZ Club. See event listing. Tickets


Sep 27: China Social Club - Bounce House

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China Social Club's Frau & PCJ are unlocking the door to Bounce House this Friday for a night of straight killer, no filler house, industrial, techno, club and acid.

Sep 27, 9pm; free entry. Dada. See event listing


Sep 27: Moonlight Vol. 2

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Faded Ghost, Starmania and Eleven (Shi Yi) take part in this spooky event this weekend. Revolving around the magic of lunar movements, the combination of styles here lends its own particular magic to a Friday evening in Shanghai. 

Sep 27, 8.30pm; RMB70 presale, RMB90 door. Yuyintang. See event listing. Tickets


Sep 27: Gregor Salto

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Bar Rouge is bringing Ibiza regular DJ Gregor Salto for an exclusive residency that will see him taking the decks of Bar Rouge Shanghai for sessions of world-class house music with a tropical twist. Expect the freshest vibes to keep it lit during the sunny season.

Sep 27, 9pm; RMB100 presale, RMB200 door. Bar Rouge. See event listing. Tickets


Sep 28: We Love Shanghai Vol. 3

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New York may be the city that never sleeps, but Shanghai doesn't even sit down. Fane, Vane Madrid and Niponika behind the decks. 

Sep 28, midnight; RMB100 including one drink. Celia. See event listing


Sep 28: Dirty Boots Indie Night

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The Dirty Boots Indie Night returns to Specters for a night of danceable indie rock and pop throughout the ages.  They’ll cycle through that indie/modern/dance rock you heard in high school… and… yeah, yeah, YEAH they’ll play goddamn Pulp so STOP REQUESTING IT (Ed's note: ‘Sorted for Es and Whizz’ plz).

Sep 28, 9pm; no cover. Specters. See event listing


Sep 28: Kuai Le Da Wang

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Kuai Le Da Wang was born in a strange spring dream. Self-hypnotized with joy, he magically infected those around him suffering from loneliness and loss. Under his influence, their troubles and desires melted like snowflakes on a barbecue. Animated by a quirky sentimentality and a fresh approach, he draws on the long mad tradition of dancing-room culture. Kuai Le Da Wang channels endless excitement and ecstasy into countless shapes and colors of the night.

Sep 28, 10pm; RMB50 before 11pm, RMB80 after. Elevator. See event listing


Sep 29: Say Yes 4 years: Laksa + Lock Eyes

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Laksa's innovative brand of euphoric groovers have been making an impact on dance floors since his early EP’s on Beneath's Mistry and Batu's Timedance back in 2015/16. He has now garnered support beyond London and Bristol, landing himself a place on Munich's Ilian Tape with two essential LPs - Camo and Delicates.

Sep 29, 9pm; RMB70 presale, RMB90 door. ALL. See event listing. Tickets


Sep 30: A$AP Ferg

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A$AP Ferg may hail from a block in Harlem notoriously known as 'Hungry Ham' (aka Hamilton Heights), but that never completely defined him. He's shown his diverse creativity by launching clothing and jewelry lines and attending art school, constantly bobbing and weaving past expectations. As a rapper, unpredictability remains his only calling card. 

Sep 30, 9pm; RMB580 door. Arkham. See event listing. Tickets


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