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Shanghai's Best Weekend Events

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Shanghai's pulled out all the stops and has brought in some massive global names. Clean Bandit, Years & Years, Low and so many more are all playing. For families there are barbecues and markets, so everyone's got a reason to get out the house and have a great weekend.  


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Lite Cubic Tour

Lite-Cubic China Tour

Where: MAO Livehouse308 Chongqing Nan Lu (near Jianguo Zhong Lu), 重庆南路308号 (近建国中号)

When: Fri 9pm

How Much: RMB120-150

New Noise is thrilled to announce two shows for instrumental four-piece LITE from Japan presenting their new album Cubic. The band is known for their thrilling and emotional compositions, progressive, edgy riffs and complex rhythms. Their explosive live show and tireless touring in the US, Europe and Asia along with worldwide album releases have brought acclaim from all arenas.


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Candor Diva's Night

Candor Diva's Night

Where: Candor3/F, Lyceum Theatre, 57 Maoming Nan Lu (near Changle Lu), 茂名南路57号3楼 (近长乐路) 

When: Sat 10pm

How Much: RMB90

The fierce, fabulous and absolutely gorgeous drag extravaganza is back at Candor. This time the sassy sharp-tongue hostess Miss Jade and all of your favorite queens: Miss UniVers, Mo Meaux, Fantasia & Erica will serve you the best, funniest and craziest evening with special guest performer Wuwuyan and hunky fresh meat Peter! So hold on to your wigs and put your diva’s face on and prepare to gag on the extravaganza.


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Years & Years

MTA Festival Shanghai Years&Years

Where: Bandai Namco Shanghai Base Dream Hall, 179 Yichang Lu (near Jiangning Lu), 宜昌路179号 (近江宁路)

When: Fri 9pm

How Much: RMB320 pre-sale, RMB400 at the door.

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Years & Years is one of the UK’s biggest and most loved breakthrough band of recent years whose widely critically acclaimed debut album "Communion"topped the charts in 2015. This album has clocked over 1.5million sales to date and hit the top ten in over 20 countries around the world. In 2016 the band was nominated for 4 Brit Awards and sold out numerous tour dates globally that culminated at London’s Wembley Arena. On this early summer, May 21th, Years&Years is coming to Beijing, China, and ignite the second “MTA Festival” , in the Sky Desert. Considering that many fans can’t make it to the venue in Beijing, we have prepared another show in Shanghai. On May 19th, the British cutest and charming electronic trio, Years & Years, is to perform in the Bandai Namco Shanghai Base. So… Are you ready to blow the dance floor with them?


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Amber Akilla Presents Double Happiness

Amber Akilla presents Double Happiness

Where: Smash685 Dingxi Lu (near Fahuazhen Lu), 定西路685号 (近法华镇路)

When: Sat 9pm

How Much: Free

Amber Akilla presents Double Happiness. Coinciding with Chinese Valentine's day we're celebrating love, heartbreak and everything in between. Amber and Ji Na will be spinning a selection of tracks to get you reminiscing about your grade six crush. R&B, Hip Hop and party vibes included.


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Clean Bandit

MTA Festival Shanghai Clean Bandit

Where: Bandai Namco Shanghai Base Dream Hall179 Yichang Lu (near Jiangning Lu), 宜昌路179号 (近江宁路)

When: Sun 9pm

How Much: RMB320 pre-sale,RMB400 at the door.

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Formed in 2009 in Cambridge, Clean Bandit have become one of the UK’s breakthrough stars, interlocking a whole host of genres from classical strings to pumping electronic beats, creating an incomparable musical fusion. Following a show in Beijing for the MTA festival, Clean Bandit will make their way to Shanghai for a performance at Bandai Namco Shanghai Base.


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Trax Magazine 20 years

Trax Magazine 20 Year Anniversary

Where: The Mansion851 Hongjing Lu (near Yan'an Xi Lu), 虹井路851号 (皇朝别墅B-18)

When: Fri 10pm

How Much: RMB100

One of the leading forces of electronic music media development in the world, the French Trax Magazine, will celebrate their 20 years anniversary in China! Trax Magazine has selected the 4 most outstanding new generation of French Electronic Music producers to perform at The Mansion.


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events 20 Years of Trax

YETI presents: 20 Years of Trax

Where: ArkhamFound 158, 158 Julu Lu (near Ruijin Yi Lu), 巨鹿路158号 (近瑞金一路)

When: Sat 10pm

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

With 20 years under it’s belt, TRAX is teaming up with YETI OUT and hitting the road to China for a tour featuring four artists in “the heart of the French scene” covering sounds of house, jazzy hip hop, vogue to bass frequencies with BETTY, BONNIE BANANE, SIMO CELL & NEUE GRAFIK. Expect a night of genre hopping flavors with 4 headliners at the newly opened Arkham.


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Split Works Presents: Low

Split Works Presents: Low

Where: Bandai Namco Shanghai Base Dream Hall179 Yichang Lu (near Jiangning Lu), 宜昌路179号 (近江宁路)

When: Sat 8:30pm

How Much: RMB180 pre-sale, RMB220 at the door.

Low’s crushingly-beautiful music is a series of dichotomies: stunning and menacing, gorgeous and frightening, giving and desperate, and ultimately, unbearably heavy and unbearably light. For over 20 years they have created some of the most low-key high-profile music out there.


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Shadow Play Presents Developer

Shadowplay presents Developer

Where: Elevator4/F, 218 Xinle Lu (near Donghu Lu), 新乐路218号4楼 (近东湖路),

When: Sat 10:30pm

Beijing's art and music collective Shadowplay bring Los Angeles techno boss Developer to Elevator. Developer emerged from the Los Angeles techno scene in the early 1990's.


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Up A Tree IndiePop Festival

Up A Tree Indiepop Festival

Where: Yuyintang851 Kaixuan Lu (near Yan'an Xi Lu), 凯旋路851号 (近延安西路),

When: Sat 1:30pm

How Much: RMB60-200

‘Indie-pop’ is infinitely more than its name suggests; far greater than the sum of its parts. It’s the modern day flag bearer of the DIY ethos. It’s the courage to say no to the mainstream. It’s the proverbial fountain of eternal youth. Puppy Fat Records, an emerging Shanghai based label formed by indie-pop proselytisers, is hosting its first event in Shanghai for real indie-pop fans, a full weekend of live shows, movie screenings, as well as a creative market. Indie-pop is a broad church, and all are welcome.


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Commune Market

Commune Market at naked HUB XTD

Where: Naked Hub3/F Building 5, 123 Xingye Lu, (near Huangpi Nan Lu), 兴业路123弄5号楼3楼 (在新天地南里)

When: Sat 11am

How Much: Free

Commune Market is back, this time at naked HUB in Xintiandi. Fresh baked goods, coffee, organic foods, cocktails and craft beer, lots of jewelry and accessories for you to browse through, and live music. Will be good fun.


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events China's National Shuck Off Oyster Festival

Second Annual China National Shuck Off Oyster Festival

Where: HU Bar & Lounge (Le Royal Meridien), 64-66/F, Le Royal Meridien Hotel, 789 Nanjing Dong Lu (near Xizang Zhong Lu), 南京东路789号64-66/F (近西藏中路) 

When: Fri, Sat & Sun 7pm

How Much: RMB250 for two 

The Annual China National Shuck Off Oyster Festival is back with its second year of shucking and slurping. The three-day festival will be held at Le Royal Meridien Hotel and The Plump Oyster from May 19-21. There will be a welcome reception at HU Bar, Le Royal Meridien on May 19 from 7pm, offering oysters and bubbly for RMB520 for two people. Hardcore fans can meet the champion shucker at Plump Oyster on May 20 from 6pm. The main event is an oyster-themed brunch at Le Bistrot, Le Royal Meridien on May 21, where they'll also have the China Southern Regional Finals. The brunch buffet is RMB468 per person, RMB538 for free-flow beer and wine, RMB658 for free-flow champagne, RMB698 for free-flow rose champagne.


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Beef & Liberty Barbecue

The Big Green Egg Weekend BBQ at Beef & Liberty

Where: Beef & LibertySuite 111, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu (near Xikang Lu), 南京西路1376号上海商城西峰111单元 (近西康路)

When: Sat & Sun 12pm

How Much: RMB258 

Beef & Liberty is throwing a barbecue party this weekend, offering up free-flow BBQ meats, build your own burger stations, salads, sides and desserts for RMB258 per person. Tack on RMB128 and get free-flow house beer, wine and soft drinks. Put on your sunglasses and get ready for an afternoon of lounging on their terrace.


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Blind Pig Grand Opening

The Blind Pig Grand Opening

Where: The Blind PigNo. 8, 3338 Hongmei Lu (near Yan'an Xi Lu), 虹梅路3338弄8号 (近延安西路)

When: Sat & Sun 10am

How Much: RMB100

Smokehouse The Blind Pig is celebrating their grand opening with buy-one-get-one drinks and 50% off all food items throughout the day. Pig out on their roast buffet from 1pm for only RMB100 per person. They'll be giving out prizes too!


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events FUNstival at The Place

FUNstival at The Place

Where: The Rooftop at The PlaceBridge 8 Phase IV, 457 Jumen Lu (near Qu'xi Lu), 局门路457号407及R楼, 八号桥4期内 (近瞿溪路)

When: Sat & Sun 11am

How Much: RMB60

Head down to The Rooftop at The Place for FUNstival food fest. The event will bring more than 20 importers of wine, spirits and foods covering brands from around the world. Sample a multitude of foods, craft beers, wines and more. The family friendly event will also have a DJ, provide manicures and giveaways with a lucky draw. Tickets are RMB60 pre-sale, RMB80 at the door, each ticket includes a free glass of sparkling wine.


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