24 Upcoming Live Shows to Rock Your Shanghai Socks Off

By That's Shanghai, December 9, 2022

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Xmas Jazz @ Cotton's

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After a smash success at Cotton’s Jazz Under the Stars last month, the Jive Lizards Trio are returning for their final show of 2022!  They are preparing special Lizard versions of their favorite Christmas songs, and of course will perform their repertoire of swing, jump blues, and Lizard jazz.

The Jive Lizards are the confluence of three American musicians who landed on the shores of Shanghai and have banded together to hand you a platter of music that matters. Prepare to bask in the glorious sounds of the tenor sax, double bass, piano, and of course the Lizard’s trademark three-part vocal harmony!

Sat Dec 10, 4-8pm; Free.

Cotton's Xinhua Lu, 294 Xinhua Lu, by Panyu Lu 新华路294 号, 近番禺路.

Broadway Cabaret @ The Pearl

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A night of cabaret including songs from Hamilton, Les Miserable, Hairspray, Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera, The Greatest Showman and more!

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Sat Dec 10, 6pm doors, 8.30pm show; RMB180 presale, RMB220 at the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

The Cotton Club Band @ Shake

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Every Tuesday evening, the legendary Cotton Club Band host a night of blues and stories at Shake.

Every Tue, from 7pm; Free.

Shake, 3/F, 46 Maoming Nan Lu, by Jinxian Lu 茂名南路46号3楼, 近进贤路.

The Pearl 9th Anniversary @ The Pearl

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Shanghai’s house of burlesque, cabaret and live music is turning nine on this coming Wednesday night, December 14, and in proper birthday fashion the team is going the full mile with a night entailing all the revelry The Pearl is famous for.

Bank on burlesque dances, guest singers, live music from resident band The Red Stars and more.

READ MORE: The Pearl Turns 9: Pappa-G Grant-oh's 9 Legendary Memories

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Wed Dec 14, 9pm doors; RMB150 pre-sale.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Avril Lavigne & Ladies Rock @ The Pearl

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The Pearl plays host to Avril Lavigne & Ladies Rock, featuring the music of Alanis Morrisette, Joan Jett, Pink, Tina Turner, No Doubt, Evanescence, the Cranberries and – of course – Avril Lavigne!

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Thu Dec 15, 9pm doors, 9.30pm show; RMB120 presale, RMB150 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

RedBox Broadway @ The Pearl

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One for all you show tune fans – RedBox Broadway Cabaret dinner theater at The Pearl every Thursday night, an immersive Cabaret-Broadway-Movie Show Tune Night, with the actual stars from Chinese Broadway shows!

Enjoy a selection of hits, from classics like Phantom of the Opera, Chicago and Singing in the Rain, right up to modern tunes from Hamilton, Lala Land and The Greatest Showman, all performed live and complimented by professional costumes, lighting, direction and choreography to ensure an unforgettable experience.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Every Thu, 6pm doors, 7.30-9pm show; RMB200 presale, RMB250 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Abba Mamma Mia Tribute Concert @ The Pearl

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Sweden's greatest ever export hits the stage at The Pearl. Expect all the classics and a whole load of Dancing Queens.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Fri Dec 16, 9pm doors, 9.30pm show; RMB180 presale, RMB220 at the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Queen Tribute Concert @ The Pearl

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Freddie has been brought back to life! Without doubt one of the best nights of entertainment this city has to offer, and your chance to sing along with all of Queen’s biggest hits. This show is always packed, so be sure to buy your tickets before they sell out!

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Sat Dec 17, 6pm doors, 8.30pm pre-show, 9.30pm show; RMB180 presale, RMB220 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Adele & Ed Sheeran @ The Pearl

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A night dedicated to British songsmiths Adele and Ed Sheeran.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Wed Dec 21, 6pm doors, 8pm show; RMB150 presale, RMB180 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Moves Like Jagger! @ The Pearl

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A night of hits from the 2000s including Lada Gaga, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Imagine Dragons, Pink and more.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Thu Dec 22, 9pm doors, 9.30pm show; RMB120 presale, RMB150 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Mrs. Claus Christmas Dinner & Show @ The Pearl

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What is a Christmas evening without some festive entertainment? Mrs Claus will be inviting a delightful group of North Pole friends to entertain you all. Expect to be regaled by Christmas classics that will make you feel at home and all warm and fuzzy.

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Mrs Claus also welcomes you to enjoy a hearty Christmas Feast, prepared by none other than Chef Elf Baidas himself, complete with a full buffet of Montreal smoked meats, whole roasted turkey, shepherd's pie, mixed seafood, poutine and a bit of mulled wine for a hint of debauchery.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Fri-Sun Dec 23-25, 6-9pm; RMB388.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Mrs Claus Naughty Christmas Party @ The Pearl

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Santa is away and Mrs. Claus gets to PLAY! 

For only three nights a year in Shanghai, Mrs. Claus gets to let loose and party with the Red Stars band and a gaggle of her favorite Burlesque Dancers from The Silk Room. You can expect a night of sexy, saucy, Santa-forbidden antics (for you naughty, naughty people).

We don’t want to give away all the surprises, but with a fiery band and steamy performances, we promise you that the Pearl will be the hottest place in China this December.

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Fri-Sun Dec 23-25, 9.30pm-Late; RMB180 presale, RMB220 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

The British Invasion @ The Pearl

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Celebrate all things British with the music from The Beatles, Eurythmics, Queen, Def Leppard, Oasis, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Pink Floyd, Elton John and more.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Wed Dec 28, 6pm doors, 9pm show; RMB150 presale, RMB180 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Ladies Rock: Lady Gaga Taylor Swift & Pink @ The Pearl

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A night of Ladies Rock with Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Pink, with doors at 9pm and the show starting at 9.30pm.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Fri Dec 29, 9pm doors, 9.30pm show; RMB150 presale, RMB180 door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Queen Tribute Concert @ The Pearl

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Freddie has been brought back to life! Without doubt one of the best night's entertainment this city has to offer, and your chance to sing along with all of Queen’s biggest hits. This show is always packed, so be sure to buy your tickets before they sell out!

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Fri Dec 30, 6pm doors, 8.30pm pre-show, 9.30pm show; RMB180 presale, RMB220 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

NYE Gold @ The Pearl

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After a year of lockdowns, closed borders and mass confusion, we have earned the right to party our asses off. And there can only be one choice as the gold standard in entertainment. At The Pearl, you are guaranteed a golden time with comedy, live music and high-flying aerialists under the big top known as The Pearl.  

Come celebrate New Year’s like no other as The Pearl rings in 2023. There will be a gold Cocosanti to issue in the merriment, while joining Cocosanti onstage will be golden hits from The Pearl’s most celebrated shows.

Adding to the excitement, the audience will be graced by the very talented singer/musician Dave Stone. 

That’s not all, they will have some surprises they don’t want to announce yet!

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Sat Dec 31, 6pm doors, 9pm show; RMB388 presale, RMB488 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

F#$K 2020 The Concert @ The Pearl

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The Pearl first did this show January 1, 2022 to forget the dread of 2021 and it was a huge success. A night of great music, friends and rocking celebration. So much so they brought it back this year!

It’s called 'Hair of the Dog' and The Pearl is your tonic. To get over your New Year’s Eve hangover, we prescribe the F#$K 2022 Concert. On the menu is all sorts of rock and rock, with The Pearl’s Red Stars band taking you on a journey through music’s greatest hits as we celebrate the start of 2023.

Expect a delectable witches brew of classic rock, punk rock and 90s rock. No rock will be left unturned! Hits from bands such as AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix will be paired with the Ramones and the Offspring, then topped with some Nirvana and Linkin Park for good measure, making this one nasty cauldron of Hair of the Dog, ready to be delivered to your ears.

To start the new year off right, come on down to the Pearl!

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Sun Jan 1, 6pm doors, 7.30-9pm show; RMB150 presale, RMB180 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Adele & Ed Sheeran @ The Pearl

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A night dedicated to British songsmiths Adele and Ed Sheeran.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Wed Jan 4, 6pm doors, 8pm show; RMB150 presale, RMB180 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Moulin Spectaculaire Dinner Theater @ The Pearl

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Welcome ladies and gentlemen to an experience unlike any other. Expect a spectacular evening of glitz, glamour and cabaret where you will be transported to a land of seductive pleasures and wild parties, as The Pearl re-creates and re-imagines the ambience and decadence of the infamous Parisian Cabaret Club, and gives you a true taste of Freedom, Beauty, Truth and Love.

Here, the Bohemians rub elbows with Aristocracy, and the audience indulges in a story of l’amor and passion. Follow the journey of two lovers as they fight to create a showcase unlike any other and bring you performances from Cirque, tease from Burlesque, spirit from Drag and so much more, inspired by the major motion picture.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Fri & Sat Jan 6 & 7, 6pm doors, 7pm show; RMB200 presale, RMB250 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Metallica vs AC/DC: Monsters of Rock @ The Pearl

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Metal on metal. It's what we crave. The louder the better. I'll turn in my grave. Two monsters of rock do battle as Metallica takes on Aussie legends AC/DC.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Fri & Sat Jan 6 & 7, 9.30pm doors, 10pm show; RMB180 presale, RMB220 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Avril Lavigne & Ladies Rock @ The Pearl

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The Pearl plays host to Avril Lavigne & Ladies Rock, featuring the music of Alanis Morrisette, Joan Jett, Pink, Tina Turner, No Doubt, Evanescence, the Cranberries and – of course – Avril Lavigne!

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Wed Jan 11, 6pm doors, 8.30pm show; RMB120 presale, RMB150 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Muggle's Ball @ The Pearl

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You are cordially invited to the Muggles Ball. An entire weekend celebrating the most prestigious school for witchcraft and wizardry, Hogwarts.

Catch live appearances from your favorite Harry Potter characters, as well as performances throughout the evening, with scenes from the movies recreated, contests for best costumes and showcase games celebrating the world’s most famous wizarding franchise.

The entertainment starts from 9pm, but come early and eat in the Great Hall with other wizards, witches, muggles and magical creatures. Professor Baidas will be on hand to teach the magical culinary arts with a feast of delectable dishes. 

Tickets for the express train at Platform Zhapu Lu 471 ¾ are just RMB200 early bird, but likely to sell out, so get yours now!

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Fri & Sat Jan 13 & 14, 6pm doors, 9pm show; RMB200 presale, RMB250 at the door.

The Pearl471 Zhapu Lu,by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 & Lady Gaga Tribute Show @ The Pearl

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The Pearl’s Tribute series just keeps getting bigger! After sold-out series for Queen, Adele & Ed Sheeran and Linkin Park, The Pearl’s Red Stars band will be getting into the biggest stars of the 2000s: Maroon 5, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Wed Jan 18, 6pm doors, 8.30pm show; RMB120 presale, RMB150 at the door.

The Pearl471 Zhapu Lu,by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Moves Like Jagger! @ The Pearl

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A night of hits from the 2000s including Lada Gaga, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Imagine Dragons, Pink and more.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:

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Thu Jan 19, 9pm doors, 9.30pm show; RMB120 presale, RMB150 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.


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