The 11 Best Nightlife Events in Shanghai This Weekend

By That's Shanghai, October 24, 2019

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

Oct 24, 26-27: Moulin Dream Immersive Cabaret Theater

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Moulin Rouge. The roaring '20s of old Shanghai. Dream Of The Red Chamber, Cao Xueqin’s masterpiece, one of China's four great classical novels. These are the swirling and smoky realms that inspire the one you will step into at The Pearl. Twenty-four cast members, spectacular dance numbers, classic and contemporary musical hits, and close-up interactive theater are all on hand to tease your senses. 

Oct 24, 26-27, 6pm doors, 7pm show starts; RMB680-10,000. The Pearl. See event listing. Tickets. 

Oct 25: Hologram Dreams

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 "A voyage from the future into the abyss!" DJs Heatwolves and friends take Dada's dancefloor on a technicolor descent from Italo disco, Chicago house, and J-pop down into new wave, electro and cybernetic horror. Seminal classics, brand new sounds, unknown hysteria and anime visuals will be dripping off the walls.

Oct 25, 10pm; free entry. Dada. See event listing

Oct 26: That's Shanghai's Halloween Party 

That's Shanghai Halloween Party 2018 at Cages
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Spooky music. Spine-chilling shows. Creepy drinks. Prizes for the best dressed. And even a haunted house. It’s that time of year for ghoulish get-ups and we couldn’t be more excited. Once again, That’s Shanghai is hosting a hell of a bash as we join forces with Cages and Budweiser on October 26. Pre-order tickets are just RMB100, which includes entry to all of the above freaky fun, and three drinks tickets. Budweiser will be decking the place out, including a full-on haunted house, while prizes to be awarded for the best dressed. Last year over 1,000 people rocked up in full costume, people were dancing on tables well into the small hours.

Saturday October 26, 8pm until hell freezes over at Cages. Pre-order tickets are RMB100, which includes three drinks tickets, and they can be purchased right hereTickets will be RMB200 at the door, so buy now to avoid disappointment.

Oct 26: Rocky Horror Drag Show

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Give yourself over to absolute pleasure this Halloween at The Rocky Horror Drag Show: an outrageously sinful, genderbent reinterpretation of the ultimate smutty cult classic. Join us as we follow the light over at the Frankenstein place, find out what’s on the slab down in the lab and whatever did happen to Fay Wray in the end. It’s not easy having a good time, but dammit Janet, we’re gonna try.

Oct 26, 9.30pm; RMB200. The Pearl. See event listing. Tickets

Oct 26: YETI DIS:KO presents S.A.S.H

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Yeti Dis:ko welcomes autumn with a Crew 2 Crew event, joining forces with one of Sydney's longest running house institutions S.A.S.H. For nine years each Sunday, S.A.S.H take over the courtyard of one of the city's oldest sandstone churches surrounded by Sydney’s iconic highrise buildings, attracting upwards of 3,000 people each week. This party should be on the bucket list for any would be house heads. Yeti welcomes S.A.S.H founder Kerry Wallace, alongside Yeti Dis:ko founder Allan Marshall and Slow Motion Records’ Altieri.

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

Oct 26: REFUGE opening party: DANIEL POWER (Unchained Asia)

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This brand new drum & bass night launches this Saturday, October 26. From the minds behind Riddim ’n’ Vibe & Terra Firma, Refuge aims to add a new lease of life to the ever growing drum & bass scene in Shanghai. For the first instalment, Refuge are excited to welcome Unchained Asia bossman Daniel Power. He has a diverse taste in drum & bass and a proficiency in DJ’ing unrivaled by most.

Oct 26, 10pm; RMB60 presale, RMB80 door. Fallout. See event listing. Scan the QR code in the flyer for tickets. 

Oct 26: Spooky Saturn

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Halloween is the scariest night of the year, when diabolic spirits and aliens walk among us, bringing terror to the streets of Shanghai. Radisson Blu Hotel will be the meeting point of all these evil souls. Join the folks at Freelance Lovers for an evening of of dark vibes.

Oct 26, 9pm; RMB90 presale, RMB140 door. Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World. See event listing. Scan the QR code for tickets. 

Oct 26: Nightmare Before Halloween

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For the first time, The Shanghai EDITION is launching a multi-sensory Halloween experience allowing guests to indulge and party across different venue spaces in the luxury establishment. Nightmare Before Halloween will encompass a world-class line up of global names (Sabo, The Illustrious Blacks, Yeti Out, Andrew Bull, Tiago Oudman, SARFAT, $.KIV & Kadwell, SWAMY, DONN, Fat K, MMQ)  to form an eclectic mix of tastemakers and music providers.

Oct 26, 10pm; RMB200 entry. Canton Disco The Shanghai EDITIONClub Room The Shanghai EDITIONElectric Circus The Shanghai EDITION. See event listing

Oct 26: Rollerween Party

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This Saturday, roll straight into your childhood nightmare at this Rollerween Party at RIINK! Imagine floating spirits, serial killers and bloody floors. Your voice will barely be heard as you shout for help above booming claps of thunder. Trapped in a pool of neon blood with pounding music by DJ Alynaa, do you dare to roll? If you do, show the flyer to enjoy an RMB83 drink and skate combo deal, plus a free shot if you are wearing a costume. 

Oct 26, 3pm; RMB83. RIINK. See event listing

Oct 26: Shanghai LGBT Halloween Pub Crawl 2019

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Hop on a bus and cruise around town to all of Shanghai's best LGBTQ-friendly venues, at which you'll dance the night away with free shots and specialty drink deals. Dress in your creepiest or most fabulous costumes for a chance to win best dressed before the final destination!

Oct 26, 9pm; RMB250. Roxie. See event listing. Scan the QR code in the flyer to RSVP. 

Oct 26: Yuyintang's 2019 Halloween Tribute Show

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It's back again, boils and ghouls: The Halloween Tribute Show. This year they've got a stacked line-up of bands from four decades in styles ranging from metal to funk to indie to awesome! Local Shanghai rock musicians, including Nerve Passenger, Hitobashira, Hydraslug, Alpaca, Returns to Sender and more will be dressing up as and kicking out jams from Black Sabbath, The Cribs, Alice in Chains, David Bowie and Parliament/Funkadelic. The Mothership lands at Yuyintang Park for one night only, Saturday October 26. Don't miss this absurd concert! But wait, that's not all! At the Specters after-party a secret sixth tribute band will take the stage and perform live at 2am! 

Oct 26, 8pm; RMB100 presale, RMB120 door. Yuyintang Park. See event listing.

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