After a long, well deserved break…

Thursday Feb 18, 2016

House on Work

999 Xikang Lu, near Anyuan Lu
Chinese Address: 西康路999号, 近安远路

Every Thursday, URVC hosts a house music night. From where it all started, 80’s Chicago house to the beloved deep house of today and more. Local Shanghai DJs will also be in attendance. Looking for an amazing bass line, a throbbing bouncy vibe and wicked vocals? Stop by URVC this Thursday. No cover. Party goes 8pm till close, with DJs stepping on after 10pm. It may be 2016 but the impact of the style can still be felt.

Open Mic Comedy

The Cuckoo’s Nest

1163 Shanxi Bei Lu, near
Chinese Address: 陕西北路1163号, 近安远路

Newer on the Open-mic scene, The Cuckoo’s Nest, has a lot of things going for it: cheap drinks, delightful crowd, and no cover. Asahi draft starts from 30rmb and Cider Republic and Redberg IPA starts at 45rmb. Plan to arrive a little after 9 pm. Give yourself a chance to work on new material and polish your act. Whether you’re a comedian or a spectator, cozy up and present your jokes, gags, and shenanigans on the cheap. Maybe there’s a chance to get booked down the line.

Busy P

Le Baron

7F, 20 Donghu Lu, near Huaihai Lu
Chinese Address: 东湖路20号7楼, 近淮海中路

Welcome to The Life of P(edro). Busy P French electro DJ/producer Pedro Winter is the owner of Ed Banger Records as well as the former manager of Daft Punk. Featuring no cover and starting from 9pm, he will take down Le Baron with old school electronic dance music

Friday February 19, 2016

Explicit Fridays

Monkey Champagne

38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
Chinese Address: 东湖路38号, 近新乐路

Friday at Monkey Champagne has quickly become Shanghai’s number one choice for a good night out. It is hard to find venues specific to only one genre of music, in addition to venues that aren’t taken over entirely by EDM. This nightspot delivers hip hop / R&B / dancehall. DJ artist include mainstream Kanye, Drake and music by Shanghai DJs B-Kut and Kommi. Perfect spot to let loose and bust a move. Free entry before midnight if you email, otherwise it’s 50rmb including a drink. As for attire, keep it stylish, sexy, trendy and tasteful.


The Mansion

Dynasty Villa – B18, 851 Hongjing Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu
Chinese Address: 虹井路851号B18栋, 近延安西路

Synesthesia is when one stimulated sense evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color. Looking for drink, lights, fun and more? The Mansion has you covered. Goes 11pm-8am; cover is 100rmb including five drinks.

Saturday February 20, 2016

Live Dixie Band: Mardi Gras Masquerade Bash

The Pearl

471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu
Chinese Address: 乍浦路471号, 近武进路

What do you think of when you try to imagine Mardi Gras? Women flashing everyone for beads? Cocktails and Crowds? Vomit? Don’t worry, we’re classier than that. The Pearl, this year is celebrating “New Orleans Style”. Don’t forget to wear Mardi Gras masks to conceal your identity and fuel others’ imagination. The anonymity heightens the senses of excitement. Celebrate this loud, food-loving holiday without leaving home. Tickets are 80rmb pre-sale or 100rmb at the door. Beads and masks provided.

Russell Peters

Shanghai Center Theatre

1/F, Shanghai Center, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
Chinese Address: 南京西路1376号 上海商城1楼, 近西康路

The funny man Canadian born of Indian decent is on his Almost Famous tour this Saturday at Shanghai Live Theatre. Perhaps best known for his dad’ line “ somebody gonna get hurt real bad,” his material comes from his life and daily challenges. He probably won’t be leaving out the race card, and generic stereotypes, but again that’s what we love him for. Show starts at 8pm sharp. Tickets are sold out, but that might not stop you.

4X4X4X4 ft. Elvis T. Miiia, Max Shen


1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu
Chinese Address: 乌鲁木齐路1号, 近衡山路

Arkham claims to be the first club in China to book and promote high quality underground live music parties. This weekend Arkham does a night of 4×4 music with local DJs Elvis T., Max Shen, and Miiiiiiia. Techno, deep house, tech house. 30rmb cover.

DJ Spinbad

Monkey Champagne

38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
Chinese Address: 东湖路38号, 近新乐路

The party doesn’t stop this Friday. Enjoy another night of fun with DJ Spinbad. Native New Yorker has performed in over 50 countries and is ready to take over Shanghai. NOTE: There is no guest list. 100 RMB entrance fee including 1 standard drink.

Sunday Feb 21, 2016

Live Blues, Funk, and Soul

Cotton Club

1416 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Fuxing Lu
Chinese Address: 淮海中路1416号, 近复兴路

Swing down to Cotton Club, Shanghai’s first jazz bar in the “modern” era. Reasonable drink prices and an unpretentious crowd make this event an alternative to the usual high-tech hangouts in the city. Enjoy a smoky- jazzy atmosphere instead.

Upcoming Concerts

Tiesto (Feb 23)

1123 Yan’an Zhong Lu, near Fumin Lu
Chinese Address: 延安中路1123号, 近富民路

How many times does Tiesto have to come to Shanghai before your fix is fixed? This Tuesday Tiesto brings his talents to start out the year at one of Shanghai’s most notable club Myst. Iconic name in electronic (EDM) industry he has remixed songs alongside Beyonce, Chris Brown, and Pitbull.

MIKA(2/25 & 2/26)

QSW Culture Centre

179 Yichang Lu, near Jiangning Lu
Chinese Address: 宜昌路179号, 近江宁路

Known for frequently featuring plenty of dancers, props, and confetti cannons Mike British-Lebanese performer brings quality to his performances. He’s not just there to reel off his songs and leave, he’s there to provide a good time and engage the crowd. Tickets are 380rmb pre-sale (Day 1, Day 2), or 480rmb at the door. Shows starts at 7:30pm both nights.