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Shanghai's Best Weekend Events

Music battles, nostalgic festivals and photo galleries this weekend

Check out this list of events, which will turn your predicted to be boring weekend into an action packed one. Enjoy blasts from the past with music from different decades, both live and electronic. Sober up from your Saturday with either a stroll through a photo exhibition or a carb loaded invention, the Waggle, half bagel half waffle. 


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Beat Bazaar at C's Bar

Beat Bazaar at C’s Bar

Where: C’s. 685 Dingxi Lu (near Fahuazhen Lu) 定西路685号(近法华镇路) 

When: Fri 10pm

How Much: TBA

Three exquisite DJs join forces to present you a selection of rare beats from Funk, Disco, House and Techno, spanning more than three decades of music production.


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events DJ Akito at ALL

DJ Akito at All

Where: Club ALL. 2F, 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu (near Changle Lu) 襄阳北路17号2楼(近长乐路) 

When: Fri 11pm

How Much: TBA

London-based DJ and producer Akito set the British club scene ablaze in 2014 with his Metamessage EP. His powerful tracks, highlighted with Grime have made him one of the most recognizable DJ’s in the business. In 2016 Akito’s record label Sans Absence was nominated for Best Breakthrough Label at DJ Mag’s annual Best of British Awards. Rip it up on the dance floor to his EP at the Shanghai club ALL. Ticket prices still have to be announced.


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Bar Rouge Wanted Dead or Alive Party

Bar Rouge Wanted Dead or Alive Party 

Where: Bar Rouge. 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Nanjing Dong Lu) 中山东一路18号外滩18号7楼 (近南京东路) 

When: Sat 10pm 

How Much: RMB100 at the door 

MVP Events and Bar Rouge want you, dead or alive at their anniversary party. Report yourself to the “Wild West Penitentiary” located on the 7th Floor of the iconic bund number 18 building. Join fellow inmates for an epic riot party. Dress code, “prison chic.” So, the color blue? Something with stripes, tennis shoes with a heavy dose of dreams deferred and disillusionment? Free entrance for all with RSVP at events@mvpshanghai.com before midnight otherwise RMB100 at the door.



Shanghai's Best Weekend Events JZ Festival 2017

JZ Festival 2017 

Where: Expo Park.  No. 2700 Shibo Da Dao(  Shangnan Lu) 世博大道2700号 (上南路) 

When: Sat to Sun 11am-10pm 

How Much: RMB260

In it's 12 years, JZ Festival is back and bigger than ever. This year's theme is celebration and features headliners Kool and the Gang, known for their 1970's hit song, 'Celebration'. Other headliners include Andy Summers previously from the Police, Theo Crocker and Tia Ray, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Chris Dave and the Drumhedz and plenty more.


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Horse Meat Disco Party at W Shanghai

Horse Meat Disco Party at W Shanghai 

Where: Wet Bar (W Shanghai). 4/F, W Shanghai, 66 Lvshun Lu (near Dongchangzhi Lu) 上海外滩W酒店旅顺路66号4楼 (近东长治路) 

When: Sat 3pm-8pm 

How Much: Presale RMB150, at the Door RMB180. 

Horse Meat Disco began in a basement in London’s Chinatown, where co-founders James Hillard and Jim Stanton created a safe queer space for the disenfranchised disco citizens of London. Now reaching its fifteenth year, their parties evoke the halcyon days of New York nightlife and the collective’s events have been billed as “the queer party for everyone”. Musically, it’s a glittering disco behemoth of classics, italo disco, house, oddities, Afro,and punk funk, all combining to achieve Horse Meat Disco’s mission of dedicating itself to “the industry of human happiness”. Pre-sale tickets are RMB150  which include a welcome drink or RMB180 for tickets at the door. 


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Swing Night at The Pearl

Swing Night at The Pearl

Where: The Pearl. 471 Zhapu Lu(near Wujin Lu) 乍浦路471号(近武进路) 

When: Sat 9pm 

How Much: Presale RMB100, at the Door RMB120

Ladies and gentlemen, The Pearl and the glamorous jazz band OLD SHANGHAI is back and invites you to a unique 1920’s swing night. This jazz quartet has a different and unique mix of modern rock and pop songs in a vintage style. Think of adaptations by Nirvana, Daft Punk, Katy Perry and Fergie, in addition to their own modern arrangements. Pre-sale tickets are RMB100 and RMB120 at the door.


Shanghai's best Weekend Events Boom Bap: 1989 vs 1999 at C's bar

Boom Bap: 1989 vs 1999 at C’s Bar

Where: C’s. 685 Dingxi Lu (near Fahuazhen Lu) 定西路685号(近法华镇路) 

When: Sat 10pm 

How Much: TBA

The year 1989 was when hip-hop really exploded in almost every sense with ground-breaking releases, conscious and gangsta rap, and incredible productions that weren't only James Brown samples. In comparison, 1999 saw the rise of the independent hip hop artist and the mainstream albums were gradually breaking away from the "Big Willy" generic rap on the radio. On Saturday, October 14th Boom Bap presents 1989 vs 1999, old school vs true school, but more interestingly the temporal battle with DJ Loke vs DJ Black Daniels. Join C's Bar for what should be one of the most original hip-hop parties to hit Shanghai in a while, as always done from the ground up.


Shanghai's Best Weekend events Wonky Kong Anniversary with DJ Zinc

Wonky Kong Anniversary with DJ Zinc

Where: Dada. 115 Xingfu Lu (near Fahuazhen Lu) 幸福路115号(幸福路115号) 

When: Sat 10pm 

How Much: TBA

Celebrating 7 years of 'monkey-ing' around, Wonky Kong brings you one of the originators, DJ Zinc for a special "Trust Me I Was There" set, curating the biggest, most iconic soundtrack of the UK rave and jungle history.


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events YETI presents: Yukibeb at Arkham

YETI Presents: Yukibeb at Arkham

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

When: Sat 10pm 

How Much: at the Door RMB120

A Tokyo native and Soulection member, Yukibeb has only been churning out mixes since 2011 and amassed global attention for her eclectic selections. Following her strong intuition for unique remixes, she fuses hip hop, future beats and r&b sensibilities while reflecting the backdrop of Tokyo's underground sound. Part of L.A music collective Soulection, Yukibeb has worked alongside label mates such as Mr. Carmack, starRo, Jarreau Vandal, LAKIM to Esta with her "Soulection and Chill" mix garnering over 500k plays on Soundcloud.


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events We are Shanghai Vol.5 release at Inferno

We are Shanghai Vol.5 Release at Inferno 

Where: Inferno. 1/F, Bund Square, 658 Dapu Lu (near Longhua Dong Lu) 打浦路658号1楼(近龙华东路)

When: Sat 6pm 

How Much: Free entry 

‘We Are Shanghai’ is an annual pan-genre music compilation project, aiming to showcase the variety of music and talent in the Shanghai music scene. Each album is a time capsule of art and expression from one of the largest and diverse cities in Asia. Expect free merchandise, beer, tattoo vouchers, and other sweet giveaways from sponsors like Shanghai Tattoo, Inferno and Pistonhead. Free entry. 


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Staged- A street Photography group exhibition

Staged-A Street Photography Group Exhibition 

Where: 1933 Contemporary.  3/F, 1933, 611 Liyang Lu(near Shajing Lu) 611号1933老场坊1号楼3/F(近沙泾路) 

When: Sun 11am-6pm

How Much: Free Entry

In the age of selfies, ubiquitous commercials and photogenic touristic places around the city, is the street turning into a stage? And what does this mean for street photography today, a genre historically calling for pictures to be unstaged and spontaneous? These questions form the basis of this exhibition curated by HuArts, where street photography will be reflected on as a medium. Bringing together 13 artists working with strikingly different styles, the concept of spontaneity in street photography will be set as the challenge. Free entry. 


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Spread the waffle

Spread the Waffle

Where: Spread the Bagel. 611 Nanchang Lu (near Xiangyang Lu) 南昌路611号(近襄阳路) 

When: Sun 10am to 4pm 

How Much: Presale RMB70 

Spread the Bagel and Mr. Waffle are teaming up for a carb-filled weekend event, bringing you the Waggle, a new Frankenfood. It's a bagel/waffle mash-up and they'll be selling a Waggle and a beer for RMB70 as the pre-sale deal this weekend. At the shop the Waggle will be from RMB55-70, a vedett Blond Lager for RMB30 and a Vedett IPA for RMB40. 

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