15 Bangin' Nightlife Events

Puja ShanghaiWOWeng 2018-11-30

It is officially summer and we got the scoop on some HOT events heating up this weekend. From farewell events, international DJs, and pool parties, take a peek at our weekly rundown on how you should let loose this weekend. 


Barcode @ Celia

Address: 298 Xingfu Lu

Price: Free

Thursday’s are for Lina K Nights. She will be joined by guest DJs, friends, and the Mini Disco Ball Dance Floor Mafia. Expect to dance your heart out to everything techno!

'Feeling' Live Series: DJ Licaxxx @ Arkham

Address: 158 Julu Lu 

Price: RMB 100 / pre-sale; RMB 120 / at the door

"Eating Music" aims to present diversity at the booth. For this edition, they've invited Licaxxx - producer, fashion model, DJ, variety showgirl who will be showcasing everything from house to nu disco. Local DJs on support: Esa, ollo-MAM. Starts 10pm.

On @ Dada

Address: 115 Xingfu Lu

Price: Free

"Werkout" project is a group of artists based in Shanghai from all over the world who focus on music and video. "ON" is all about old and new with house, techno, breaks and acid beats. Starts 10pm.

Cuba Libre @ ASL

Address: 88 Tongren Lu

Price: Free drinks until 12:30am for ladies; table booking recommended

ASL is an up and coming private club you do not want to miss and they’re introducing so many electrifying events this weekend! One particular party we are so excited for takes off tonight - Cuba Libre! Come dance to hot latino music, enjoy a couple of namesake drinks, and ladies…FREE DRINKS! Casual dress code but call ahead to get put on the guest list or to book a table!

Rome Fortune @ Le Baron

Address: 20 Donghu Lu

Price: None but RSVP and table booking recommended

Coming up with other "ATLiens" like iLoveMakonnen and OG Maco, Atlanta MC Rome Fortune was born Jerome Raheem Fortune in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With his grandfather being Richard Adderley, brother of jazz giants Nat and Cannonball Adderley and a musician in his own right, the young Fortune was exposed to all sorts of esoteric music. Major returned for the 2013 mixtape Beautiful Pimp, which also featured production from DunDeal, then Small VVorld dropped in 2014 with OG Maco and iLoveMakonnen on the guest list while Bassnectar offered production. This Thursday, join Rome Fortune for a night solely dedicated to hip-hop bops. For table bookings call 021-5424-5181


DJ Licaxxx - From Tokyo With Love @ Blackbird 2.0

Address: Columbia Circle, Bldg 8, 1262 Yan’an Xi Lu

Price: Free

Born in 1991, Licaxxx is a rising DJ/producer from Tokyo whose sound veers towards funkier and more playful genres, working a wide array of samples into her house and techno sets. She’s garnered a strong following on social media, and her underground performance style appeals to the mainstream. She is also a writer, beatmaker, a radio personality and has also starred in a commercial for Microsoft “Surface Pro 4.” From 9.30pm-11.30pm!

Aqualung: Umwelt @ ALL Club

Address: 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu

Price: RMB 80

Founder of Rave or Die and of the New Flesh Records imprint, Umwelt boasts over forty releases to date, which place him among the most prolific French electronic producers. "Letting instinct guide him in his path, the Lyon-based artist, a vinyl and analogue freak, continues the work of early pioneers with a wild and straight-to-the-dancefloor mode of transport, while progressively leading the listener into dark, melancholic, dancing and mental atmospheres where he alone has total control over the side effects.”


Address: 317 Changping Lu

Price: RMB 100 (after 2am one drink included)

Alvin Barbasa and Deep Ronin holding down the all-night duties Friday night at Celia. All night tech house for a game dance floor that doesn't quit until well into the next day. RMB 100 cover, including one drink after 2am.


dART pres. rRoxymore China Tour @ Dada

Address: 115 Xingfu Lu

Price: RMB 80 

rRoxymore’s music is "an intriguing, one-off blend of contrasting textures – organic and synthetic, icy and warm – a fresh step in dance music. After many a lauded set at festivals like Dekmantel, Intonal, Melt and MUTEK, (and a runway soundtrack for fashion designer Wanda Nylon), rRoxymore comes to China with her new records and a live semi-improvised performance made for shaking up expectations until all that's left is groovy confusion." RMB 80 at door. Starts 10pm.

DJ Gin @ Le Baron

Address: 20 Donghu Lu

Price: None but RSVP and table booking recommended

Le Baron seems to be always popping these days and it’s no secret why. They almost always have the best DJs heating up the dance floor and killer cocktails to blur the night away. This Saturday, Guest DJs Dj Gin, Victor Aime, and Dj Raimu will be on deck the whole night. We’re not sure what music to expect but it’s Le Baron so you can expect to dance!

Ibiza Sounds @ The Mansion

Address: 851 Hongjing Lu

Price: RMB 100 includes five drinks (after 1am only three drinks provided)

The Mansion hosts a night dedicated to the latest dance trends from the Spanish party island. A local crew of DJs is spinning summer-style tech house for a crowd that dances all night. Goes late, late, late.

SHFT. presents 2 Cents @ Arkham

Address: 168 Julu Lu

Price: RMB 120-160

DJ Craze and Four Color Zack are known for speaking their minds. With these two dudes, there is little room to misinterpret what they are saying. Craze and Four Color Zack (FCZ) aka 2¢, have put out a series of mix-tapes that provide the commentary on this industry, dropping their knowledge on the world in a way that is real and groovy. With this bass heavy, scratchy, funky groove, love it or don’t. It’s their two cents, and they probably have love for even their haters. Because they are just that awesome.

Vitamin D @ ASL

Address: 88 Tongren Lu

Price: Free drinks until 12:30am for ladies; table booking recommended

The GORGEOUS DJ Yomi, aka Vitamin D, is on deck this Saturday at ASL. Come dance to all Summer beats and hang out with this resident sweetheart. She has had plentiful experience heating up the parties all over so hit ASL up this Saturday to beat the FOMO.


MVP Rooftop Pool Party @ Pudong Shangri-La 

Address: 33 Fucheng Lu

Price: 12-1pm, RMB 100 (with password “MVP” includes one drink), otherwise RMB 150

MVP Events hosts a summer pool party every Sunday from 12pm to 6pm at Pudong Shangri-La. The event is on the terrace and poolside located on the fifth floor of the hotel. Live DJs, drinks, fun, and sun. More info or RSVP: 139 1648 9071. Sponsored by Absolut Elyx, Chivas, Monkey 47, Mumm and Viola Beer.

The Summer Get Down @ Central Studios 

Address: 751 Huangpi Nan Lu

Price: Free!

Every year as the city warms up, Central Studios holds its annual Fair Day. This year CS will hold ‘The Summer Get Down’ on Sunday July 8th, from midday to 8pm. Browse original fashion designs, vintage treasures and unique wares from local creative talent, or to socialise and meet up with friends. As always there will be a themed photo booth with a special surprise treatment this year. With over 40 vendors, there’s a bit of something for everyone, including special guest DJ Wordy alongside local DJs spinning. Food and drinks will be offered by some of the city’s most beloved chefs including the team from Bird + Bitter. Entry is free, but attendees are encouraged to make a donation - Central Studios will also have 'donation stations' for people to drop off their unneeded clothes. 

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