The 10 Best Nightlife Events in Shanghai This Weekend

By That's Shanghai, October 10, 2019

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

Oct 10: Dirty Fingers

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WHAT? They’re back folks, and for a limited amount of time. Brazilian drummer Ale Amazonia is kicking around town for a few months and the band are getting back together, sharing the stage with equally impressive post punk act Mirrors at Yuyintang Park this weekend. Tickets are well and truly gone. In fact, they sold out in three hours. But this is exciting, and we’re hoping to see more from them over the coming weeks and months. 

Oct 10, 8.30pm. Yuyintang Park. See event listing

Oct 11: Sound of Shanghai

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Local Shanghai DJ Crew will be taking over Don Club Friday night with sounds ranging from hip hop, R&B, and more. Get on your favorite raspberry beret and blue suede shoes and enjoy drinks served up by some of Shanghai's finest bartenders.

Oct 11, 10pm; no cover. Don Club. See event listing

Oct 11: Gregor Salto

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Once again Bar Rouge is bringing Ibiza regular DJ Gregor Salto to Shanghai. Expect the freshest beats from Latin house to cheerful explorations of pop,  soul, African music and world beats, all with the signature Salto sounds for a wonderful musical journey.

Oct 11, 9pm; RMB200 door. Bar Rouge. See event listing

Oct 12: Xia One Year Anniversary

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For this special occasion, Xia are going back to basics, with their full original crew playing their greatest hits in a B2B2B2B2B format. It may get funky and freaky, but it will be dancefloor ambrosia from beginning to end.

Oct 12, 9pm; no cover. Dada. See event listing

Oct 12: Love Bang: Catch & Scratch Opening & Sudden-Closing Party

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Here’s a bit of gossip you won’t hear at your local corner store; Catch & Scratch is the hottest new restaurant in town, and it's closing before it even opens. That's so cool! What's even cooler? The after-party is STILL GOIN’ DOWN, with very emotional, very bangin’ club music until 5am. Catch & Scratch is the new failure by Mr. Blurry, the boyfriend of celebrity-cat Xu Dongmei. Indeed, Mr. Blurry is a talented and beloved chef, but when his investors realized he’s deeply psychotic (note his eyes on the flyer), they decided to cut their losses and cancel the project, but are still having an after-party to get social media clout for their next venture. Damn! After hearing this news, Mr. Blurry had a total breakdown and painted the walls and ceilings with all his ingredients, which accidentally created a surreal exhibition that perfectly matches the high-energy, very bangin' club music of the after-party. Lineup: Knopha (Beatween), NEHO (It's Your Boy Nelson), Lumi (Eastern Margins), ELF (SHCR) and Heatwolves.

Oct 12, 10pm; RMB50 before 11pm, RMB80 after. Elevator. See event listing

Oct 12: Spanish Town

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After two months working on production and new tunes, Spanish Town are back with a solid wave of tech house and minimal tech. These five guys have accumulated more than 50 years in the music scene, playing in their motherland Spain, France, UK, Germany, Italy, India and more. 

Oct 12, midnight; RMB100 incl. 1 drink. Celia. See event listing

Oct 12: Antigen & Ximonlee

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Just in time for Shanghai Fashion Week, local club night Antigen teams up with famed design brand Ximonlee for the first time. With an excellent line-up of DJs, such as Bill Kouligas, Tzusing, Moe Pillar, Ikke and Felix Todtloff set to be spinning tunes, don't miss this wonderful collision of fashion and experimental music this weekend. 

Oct 12, 10pm; RMB120. ALL Club. See event listing. Tickets

Oct 12: Shanghai Secret Disco

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Shanghai Secret Disco got too big. It started as a group of 20 friends, and after a year of moving between dfiferent secret locations, the swelling numbers of people and sheer size of disco explosion has necessitated an evolution. To accommodate all of Shanghai's disconauts, boogie queens and funk masters, it has moved to the famous Mao Livehouse's Electronic Studio. Maintaining its house party vibe, DJs CFP, Just Selections, Lev Zep and Kougar take you on a discosmic adventure, while hostess with the mostest Groove Queen Yi makes sure you feel welcome.

Oct 12, 9pm; free entry. Mao Livehouse. See event listing

Oct 12: ’80s Skate Party

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This weekend Riink is throwing an ’80s Skate Party! Head down and show them those groovy moves on our shiny wheels! DJ Alynaa will be spinning the perfect tech-disco tunes while you fly around their retro-futuristic dance floor! Free shot for those in retro outfit/accessories! 

Oct 12, 7pm; no cover. RIINK. See event listing

Oct 12: Electric Circus’ 1-Year Anniversary

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Taking place over two days this weekend, Electric Circus are celebrating their one-year anniversary. While their show on Friday, October 11 is a private event, you can swing by on October 12 to celebrate a fantastic year of events at this great Shanghai venue. Kicking the party into gear on Saturday night, legendary US DJ Z-Trip will take to the decks, showing off his amazing turntablism and his superb mash-up abilities. 

Oct 12, 10pm; RMB120 presale, RMB150 door. Electric Circus. See event listing. Tickets

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