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Shanghai's Best Weekend Events

Homeshake | Nur Jaber | Huit Etoiles

It's getting cold, but Shanghai's nightlife scene burns hotter than ever. This weekend, head on over to Elevator for a night of techno with DJ Nur Jaber, or indulge in a dash of indie pop with Homeshake at Yuyintang. If you're looking to inject a touch of class, QV Wine Bar is hosting a Champagne dinner on Friday.


Bar Rouge Chinatown

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

Tel: 6339-1199

When: Fri Jan. 12 - Wed Feb. 28


Bar Rouge breaks out the all the red in anticipation of Chinese New Year. Expect the space to be decked out in paper lanterns, couplets, and all things Spring Festival. They'll be dishing out cocktails infused with Chinese ingredients too. Starts this Friday and will run until the end of February.


Champagne Dinner at QV

Where: QV Wine Bar, 343 Jiaozhou Lu (near Wuding Lu) 胶州路343号 (近武定路)

Tel: 131-4815-7795

When: Fri, 8pm

How Much: RMB388/pax


QV Wine Bar hosts a Champagne dinner with a food menu crafted by Italian Chef Giovanni Papi. Expect dishes like marinated and grilled octopus, scallop pan-fried with butter, and duck breast gracing your dinner table. Each course is paired with a Drappier. RMB388/pax, reservations required.


Homeshake at Yuyintang

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

Tel: 5237-8662

When: Fri, 8pm-11pm

How Much: RMB180


Homeshake is the solo musical project of Montreal-based singer-songwriter and musician Peter Sagar, who is best known as the former guitarist for Mac DeMarco's live band. His third album under the project "Fresh Air" was released in 2017. Homeshake's music features an indie pop sound, influenced by F&B and smooth soul, with a lo-fi, home-recorded aesthetic.


Nur Jaber at Elevator

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


When: Fri, 10pm

How Much: RMB50 (pre-sale), RMB80 (at the door)


The multi-talented producer and DJ Nur Jaber's varied musical roots saw her finding her way into the house and techno clubs of Berlin since her arrival in 2010. Hailing from the beautiful yet sometimes troubled Beirut in Lebanon, cultural experiences have no doubt inspired and enriched her music. Tickets are RMB50 in advance, RMB80 at the door.


Emil Chang's 30 Years of Music at Celia

Where: Celia, 298 Xingfu Lu (near Pingwu Lu) 幸福路298号 (近平武路)

Tel: 159-2192-4280

When: Fri, 11pm

How Much: RMB100


Celebrate 30 years of rocking the dance floor with DJ Emil Chang at Celia. The evening kicks off with 25 DJs and three VJs doing their thing, includes names like Jasmine Li, Chewie, Terrence C and Lina K. RMB100 buys you entrance and a drink.


Colin Phils at Yuyintang

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

Tel: 5237-8662

When: Sat, 9pm

How Much: RMB100


Colin Phils is a Richmond, Virginia-based band offering complex instrumental music alongside vocals filled with harmonies. Their sound has been described as part math-rock, part post-rock, with catchy hooks and harmonies throughout. So, like, Phil Collins? Support from local band Foster Parents.


Huit Etoiles: Tokyo Disco Crew at Dada

Where: Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu (near Fahuazhen Lu) 幸福路115号 (近法华镇路)

Tel: 150-0018-2212

When: Sat, 10pm


Fusing Japanese and European folk music with disco, Hui Etoiles has created a unique electronic sound which has spread across the globe. In 2014, Huit Etoiles debuted internationally as the first Japanese crew to play "Open to Last" at Milan's 65MQ, followed by shows in Berlin and Istanbul. Since then, his popularity has exploded with multiple tours across Asia, Europe and the States.


Pearse Irish Whiskey Launch at Logan's Punch

Where: Logan's Punch, 2/F, 99 Taixing Lu (near Wujiang Lu) 泰兴路99号2楼 (近武将路)

Tel: 6248-5928

When: Sun, 7pm


Pop by Logan's Punch to celebrate the launch of the Pearse Irish Whiskey Collection. Guest Irish bartender Connor Ryan will be crafting special whiskey cocktails all evening, to go with some whiskey tasting and choice nibbles.


DYN-O-MITE at Elevator

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

Tel: 136-6174-7409

When: Sun, 10pm


The Come Correct Crew presents DYN-O-MITE at Elevator. DJ Caution, T-Plus, MMQ, and Nasty Nate playing funk, soul, disco and rare, unicorn-like finds from the bowels of the MP3verse.


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Wansien Lee
Wansien Lee is the Life & Style Editor for City Weekend Shanghai. She's Malaysian by name, but funnily enough has never lived in Malaysia. She likes writing about food and travel, and will probably end up the crazy lady down the street with thirty-seven cats.


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