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Aurora Halal | Chic'N'Pop | MVP Secret Party

Man, we were hard-pressed to find stuff to do that's NOT getting smashed for St. Paddy's Day because we already did a list for that. Not all is green in the city though, with parties like Aurora Halal at Yuyintang, black metal (and a possible goat sacrifice) at Inferno and perhaps most curiously, MVP's secret party. They'll only disclose the venue on the day (Friday the 17th). We're hoping MVP would do something hilarious like taking folks out to a St. Patrick's party at a sports bar.

 

 Chic'N'Pop - Back2Back at UNICO

Chic'N'Pop - Back2Back 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

Our two favorite DJs are meeting on a larger DJ deck to make you dance to the rhythms of the trendiest vibes in urban genres, the coolest scratching and the funkiest beats. DJ S.Kiv & Kadwell again battling each other on a new Back2Back edition. Expect Nu Soul, Disco and Funk music with Hip Hop twists. Starting 10pm, No entrance fee with the password COCO until midnight.

 

 

 MVP's Secret Party

MVP's Secret Party

Where: TBD

When: Fri 10pm

How much: Free

Join us for a secret and exclusive 1920’s themed party this Friday. Dress up to mingle into a 1920’s luxury prohibition atmosphere. Live band and guest DJ accompanied by stunning performers will create a swinging night to dance the night away. Strict dress code enforced, otherwise RMB 100 entry. Fellas: elegant, charming 1920's attire. Gals: feathers, stunning old school sex appeal. Rsvp to events@mvpshanghai.com you will receive the instruction to know the secret location.

 

 

 Hip Hop Hijack at Monkey Champagne

Hip Hop Hijack at Monkey Champagne

Where: Monkey Champagne, 38 Donghu Lu (near Xinle Lu)

When: Fri 10:30pm

How much: RMB50-100

Join DJ B-Kut and DJ. Kommi as they bring the house down with the newest and hottest hits every Friday at Hip Hop Hijack.

 

 

 Aurora Halal at Yuyintang

Aurora Halal at Yuyintang

Where: Yuyintang, 851 Kaixuan Lu (near Yan'an Xi Lu)

When: Fri 11pm

How much: RMB60

Aurora Halal is a New York-based musician, event producer, visual artist and video maker. She is the creator of NYC’s underground party series Mutual Dreaming, and co-creator of Sustain-Release, a music and arts festival in Upstate NY.

 

 

 Eargasmic Journey at Celia

Eargasmic Journey at Celia

Where: Celia, 298 Xingfu Lu (near Pingwu Lu)

When: Fri 11:30pm

How much: RMB60 (incl. 1 drink)

One of the best b2b in town, Chewie and Terence C returns to Celia. Expect night of cool deep tunes mixed with groovie tech. Supported by Costin.

 

 

 Reflector 20th Anniversary China Tour Shanghai Live

Reflector 20th Anniversary China Tour Shanghai Live

Where: MAO Livehouse Shanghai, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu (near Jianguo Zhong Lu)

When: Fri 8:30pm

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

Beijing skate punk vets celebrates their 20 year anniversary at the newly reopened MAO Livehouse. Expect moshpit galore.

 

 

 The Pearl's Battle of the Bands

The Pearl's Battle of the Bands

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

When: Sat 8pm

How much: RMB80 pre-sale, RMB100 at the door. (incl. 1 drink). Group discount available. Tickets available at CW Ticketing

Seven eastern China bands battle to the death! Well, not really, but they do battle with their music until a winner is declared. Vote for your favorite. Boo your non-favorite, you know the drill. Slurp down your cocktails as 30 grown adults betray one another, back stab and boil over with jealousy like your favorite soap opera. Bands: Limousine, Galēən, Second Don, Dahlia Rosea, Grindhouse, Nameus and Pyroglyphix.

 

 

 Craft DJ Class Launch Night

Craft DJ Class Launch Night

Where: Craft, 7 Donghu Lu (near Huaihai Zhong Lu)

When: Sat 10pm

How much: Free

After months of intense practice, a fresh batch of DJs are ready to present their newly acquired techniques and skills behind the booth. Discover this new crop of Shanghai talent at 10 pm.

 

 The Hell's House at C's

The Hell's House at C's

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

When: Sat 10pm

How much: Free

Their names may sound like horror but their music isn’t. Mr & Mrs Hell are a passionate French musical duo who met 10 years ago on a Paris dance floor.

 

 

 The Eastern Black Cult at Inferno

The Eastern Black Cult at Inferno

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

When: Sat 9pm

How much: RMB60 pre-sale, RMB80 at the door

Inferno hosts a black metal night with two black metal bands: Black Innovation boasts a more tyrannical and emotional sound, touching on themes of war and destruction. Symphony black / death metal band Crusado Orchestra, mainly influenced by classical music, offers poetic lyrics exploring different creations like western mysticism and human existence philosophy.

 

 

 

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