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Shanghai's Best Weekend Events

Cupid & Naughty Cherub Cabaret Show | Drag King Party | V-Day After-Party

Pop and lock at C's Handle With Care break night, bite a bat's head off at Inferno's Hell Of A Time gig, and live on a prayer at UNICO's 80's themed part. It's also the first ever Drag King party at Roxie, and who can say no to a cabaret show at The Pearl? Spend your weekend wisely.

 

 I Love 80's Party at UNICO

I Love 80's Party at UNICO

Where: UNICO Shanghai, 2/F, Three on the Bund, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Guangdong Lu)

When: Fri 10pm

How much: Free

Travel back to the fabulous decade that is the 80's at UNICO's themed party. Don some shoulder pads, Converse sneakers and use lots and lots of hairspray for this one. Expect tunes by Wham, Michael Jackson, Boy George, Madonna and more. RSVP at events@mvpshanghai.com for free entry, or it'll be RMB100 cover charge.

 SHFT. presents Herobust (Mad Decent/OWSLA)

SHFT. presents Herobust (Mad Decent/OWSLA)

Where: Shanghai Yuexing Furnishing Plaza > Aomen Lu, 168 Aomen Lu (near Zhongtan Lu)

When: Fri 10pm

How much: RMB160 pre-sale, RMB200 at the door

From OWSLA to Mad Decent, Herobust’s music has blessed the ears of nearly every electronic music fan. With hits like “Skurt Reynolds” and countless other remixes to his name, Herobust has everything he needs to bring some heavy fire and bass to the ice cold winter of Shanghai.

 

 Long Night Party at Lucca

Long Night Party at Lucca

Where: Lucca Cafe & Lounge, 390 Panyu Lu (near Fahuazhen Lu)

When: Fri 10pm

How much: Free before 9pm, RMB80 after

Lucca is throwing 'Long Night Party' (only until 3am though), with guest DJ Carter on the decks. Free entry before 9pm or RMB80 after. Some surprises are in store at this shindig so get excited.

 

 Dope Sessions: DJ Skinny Brown at Dope Shifu

Dope Sessions: DJ Skinny Brown at Dope Shifu

Where: Dope Shifu, 317 Changping Lu (near Shaanxi Bei Lu)

When: Fri 8pm

How much: Free

Popasuda founder DJ Skinny Brown will be throwing down some reggae, dancehall and house for a dope session at Dope Shifu. Having worked with big names such as Nile Rodgers and Tropkillaz, he's convinced will be a night to remember.

 

 Handle With Care at C's

Handle With Care at C's

Where: C's, 685 Dingxi Lu (near Fahuazhen Lu)

When: Fri 10pm

How much: Free

Mike Ward (not the comedian), Beardslap and Turner to throwdown at Handle With Care, a night dedicated to the world of breakbeat. Expect everything from old school hip-hop to new ear house/bass breaks.

 

 Valentine's Day After Party at The Mansion

Valentine's Day After Party at The Mansion

Where: The Mansion, B-18 Dynasty Villa, 851 Hongjing Lu (near Yan'An Xi Lu)

When: Fri 10pm

How much: RMB100 (incl. 5 drinks)

The Mansion is having a Valentine's Day after-party, inviting those who found their match to share a dance at the famed club, and the singles to have a look around at the party.

 

 Cupid & Naughty Cherub Cabaret Show at the Pearl

Cupid & Naughty Cherub Cabaret Show at the Pearl

Where: The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Road (near Wujin Road)

When: Fri 9pm

How much: RMB120 pre-sale, RMB150 at the door

The Pearl invites you to experience a cabaret show with Miss Lulu Galore and her sexy and sassy Cupid along with a bevy of beautiful cherubs to celebrate Valentine's Month the right way. An extravaganza featuring inventive burlesque and old Shanghai elements with a modern twist for both the smitten and the single. The show is on two nights in a row, Friday and Saturday.

 

 Students F*cking Love Mansion #1

Students F*cking Love Mansion #1

Where: The Mansion, B-18 Dynasty Villa, 851 Hongjing Lu (near Yan'An Xi Lu)

When: Sat 10pm

How much: RMB100

The Mansion welcomes all students in Shanghai to party hard on February 18 and March 10. Both nights will feature an open bar, fun activities, great line up and cooperation’s with universities all over Shanghai. RMB100 for entry and open bar, with additional RMB50 for those taking a bus from SKEMA University Suzhou. Book a ride by messaging AzizDak on WeChat.

 

 ShanghaiLGBT 1st Drag King Party & Competition

ShanghaiLGBT 1st Drag King Party & Competition

Where: Roxie, 2/F, 359 Kangding Lu (near Shaanxi Bei Lu)

When: Sat 8pm

How much: RMB50, free is dressed in drag

ShanghaiLGBT and Roxie are co-hosting their first-ever Drag King Party. Drag kings will face off on the catwalk, competing for coveted prizes to be awarded to the top three winners. Walk-in entries must register before 10:30pm and be present for the voting results to win. Performances by our very own Dorian T. Fisk, Cole Steel Johnson and Ennis F.W. Sounds by DJ Iku-Iku. Entry RMB 50 including one shot and ballot, free if in drag.

 

 Hell Of A Time No.2 at Inferno

Hell Of A Time No.2 at Inferno

Where: Inferno, Bund Square, 1/F, 658 Dapu Lu (near Longhua Dong Lu)

When: Sat 9.30pm

How much: RMB40 (incl. one drink)

It's a Hell Of A Time for the second time at Inferno. Headliner D★D★D is a high-speed Japanese hardcore band, formed by the members of FIRE HEAD. Supporting on the night are Shanghai bands Fighting Back, O.V.E. and Second Son.

 

 S.T.D. presents - Onra (Live)

S.T.D. presents - Onra (Live)

Where: M64, 141 Shaanxi Nan Lu (near Nanchang Lu)

When: Sat 10pm

How much: RMB100 pre-sale, RMB150 at the door

Parisian globetrotting producer Onra is regarded as one of the most exciting beat-makers of the past few years thanks to releases like the 80's Funk beat album Long Distance, various Boogie edits and his Chinoiseries collections (made with Chinese music samples found while traveling Asia). This one is particularly for the hip-hop heads out there, but more widely for anyone that appreciates bouncing to a well-crafted beat.

 

poster commune market

Commune Market

Where: 3/F, Building 5, 123 Xingye Lu (near Huangpi Nan Lu)

When: 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun, Feb 18-19

How Much: Free

The Commune Market is back with another weekend hosting local brands, designers and food vendors at naked Hub, Xintiandi. The fair will have vendors showcasing handcrafted jewelry, accessories, fashion, home decor, organic artisan foods, green products, body products, hand-crafted beer and more.

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