The 8 Best Nightlife Events in Shanghai This Weekend

By That's Shanghai, December 19, 2019

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

Dec 19: Rare Groove

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An evening of some of Shanghai's deepest diggers, featuring local favorites like Sacco, SpaceReturn, Rochaos and Nico Panoramix. 

Dec 19, 9pm; free entry. Dada. See event listing

Dec 19-20: Anthony Strong

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Ten years, four albums and over 300 shows since his debut release, British singer-pianist Anthony Strong has established a reputation as a charismatic singer, a swinging pianist and, above all, a consummate performer. His new album, Me And My Radio, is Anthony’s very own 21st century mixtape; a collection of classics - old and new - carefully compiled for those who share his love of great music, regardless of style. From jazz & blues through to motown & soul, songs made famous by Louis Armstrong, Charlie Chaplin & Ella Fitzgerald sit alongside those by Stevie Wonder & Johnny Cash.

Dec 19-20, 7.30pm; RMB180-360. Blue Note Shanghai. See event listing. Tickets

Dec 20: A Wooozy Paidui Christmas Production

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Bloodz Boi is a Beijing-based producer and rapper, and China’s true Twitter intellectual (don’t let him tell you otherwise). He’s a cloud rap pioneer who’s brought a distinct made-in-China sound to the world through relentless collaboration, having worked with the likes of Bala Club, Team Tesh and Neilaworld. Organ Tapes is a producer and singer from London and Shanghai. His most recent album, Hunger In Me Living (TT Label), is characterised by layered guitar loops, field recordings and autotune vocals, strung together by a mood that is both evasive and sincere. Other recent works include full-length Into One Name (Genome 6.66mbp) and the EP Words Fall To Ground (Creamcake 2016). 

Dec 20, 10pm; RMB60 presale, RMB80 door. ALL Club. See event listing. Tickets

Dec 20: Berlin Bunny

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Diversity of sound and tastes is what Berlin Bunny is all about. The former Shenzhen resident returns to China as part of an upcoming Asia tour that will take in dates around the Chinese mainland, as well as in South Korea, Japan, Thailand and Taiwan.

Dec 20, 9pm; RMB60. Dada. See event listing

Dec 21: My Long Johns Lover

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Elevator still refuse to surrender to the last month of the past decade. This will be the last 'Kuai Le Da Wang' before spring weather and the roaring '20s of our century arrive. In this freezing weather, they invite you to dance: with their long johns lovers, let’s make this farewell party for 2019 an irresistible dreamy blast.

Dec 21, 10pm; RMB50 before 11pm, RMB80 after. Elevator. See event listing

Dec 21: Techno Train Five Year Anniversary

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Techno Train is ready to take off and celebrate its fifth year of deep tech 'n techno sounds on December 21 at Celia in Shanghai. Starting off as a small party at a small club for friends and friends of friends, Techno Train has become a staple event around Shanghai.

Dec 21, midnight; RMB100. Club Celia. See event listing

Dec 21: Bar Rouge Ugly Sweater Party

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On Saturday, December 21, put on your funniest outfit and join the folks at Bar Rouge Shanghai for the Ugly Sweater Party and enjoy a party with Christmas décor and splendid treats to celebrate the most festive time of the year. Free entry if dressed in a Christmas sweater

Dec 21, 10pm; free entry with Xmas sweater. Bar Rouge. See event listing

Dec 21: Asian Dope Boys ADB48

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Shanghai native 33EMYBW (Wu Shanmin) has been an active member in the Chinese music scene for over a decade. A core member of one of Shanghai’s best-known experimental bands Yadae, over the years 33 has been a member of numerous bands including 33 Island, Boojii and Muscle Snog, and also ascended to the top of the underground club scene with her solo projects. 

Dec 21, 10pm; RMB120 door. ALL Club. See event listing

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