The 10 Best Nightlife Events in Shanghai This Weekend

Thats Shanghai takes a look at the best nightlife events on this weekend:

Oct 31: Thriller Halloween Party

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Something evils lurking in the dark at The Pearl on October 31! Relive the iconic dances of Michael Jacksons Thriller music video at this haunted Halloween bash. There will also be free face painting and prizes for the best costumes. 

Oct 31, 9.30pm; RMB100 (presale), RMB120 (at the door). The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 471, . Tickets. 

Oct 31: Rocky Horror Picture Show Screening

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Shanghais favorite maximum rock n roll dive bar is busting out the big screen for a showing of a Halloween cult classic: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. If you were at this shaker last year, you know this is one not to miss! Dont dream it! Be it! Come dressed up as your favorite character from the film! 

Oct 31, 10pm; no cover. Specters, 753 Yuyuan Lu, by Zhenning Lu 753, .

Oct 31: Rollerween Party

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Join RIINKs Rollerween party, where there will be fun and endless treats. Ticket price includes one drink plus skate rental from 3pm-1am, if you show the flyers. DJ IKUIKU will be on deck pumping out the best rolling tunes in town. Show up in a fun costume and get a free shot!

Oct 31, 6pm; RMB83 with poster. RIINK, 1/F, Bund Square, 658 Dapu Lu, by Longhua Dong Lu 6581, . 

Nov 1: Cosign Special: Elise / Provoda / Zorimira

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Originally from France, Elise has lived in Shanghai for five years. With a decade of experience under her belt, Elise has an eclectic taste and is unafraid of drastic BPM and genre shifts, masterfully oscillating between UK techno, electro, ghetto house, jungle and more. Desk jockey by day and disk jockey by night, Provoda is the name to remember for those who are sick of see and be seen nightlife events and flat formulaic cliche sounds. 

Nov 1, 10pm; RMB30 presale, RMB50 door. ALL Club, 2/F, 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu, by Changle Lu 172, . Tickets. 

Nov 1: Jack 4 Jack

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Jack 4 Jack is a monthly gathering of Shanghai heads who love true house music. What is true house music? True house music consists of four main ingredients. A cup of spirituality, a tablespoon of love, a dash of togetherness, and a pinch of soul-penetrating beats. There is a place for everyone in this House. Six residents viciously throw down at the night: MEDUSAs Michael Cignarale, Ran Grooves JRG, Finascia, Codevan, Neho and Mau Mau. 

Nov 1, 10pm; RMB50 before 11pm, RMB80 after. Elevator, B1, No. 265 Nandandong Lu, by Caoxi Bei Lu 265, . 

Nov 1: Joker Halloween Party

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Wishing you could catch Joaquin Phoenix critically acclaimed performance in Joker in Chinese cinemas? Sufficed to say, we dont think its going to happen any time soon, but Bohemia are throwing this Marvel-themed Halloween party in celebration of the famously deranged baddie. 

Nov 1, 8pm; RMB100 incl. two drinks. Bohemia, 191 Hengshan Lu, by Gaoan Lu 191, . 

Nov 1: G42 presents: Too Spicy Party

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G42 is the highway that connects Shanghai and Chengdu and a code that implicates the communication and exchange between Chengdu and Shanghais musical talents. After four years of new projects and moving between cities, G42 is ready for a new start Lets Be Real Spicy! This event features DJs Cice, Miia and Temple Rat.

Nov 1, 9pm; no cover. Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu 115, . 

Nov 1: Dizkar

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Fan of oolong tea and mellow, sweet vibes, hip hop producer Dizkar is taking to the stage at Lofas this weekend. The Kunming musician released his new album Search for Nothing in October, featuring appearances from the likes of Illa J. 

Nov 1, 8.30pm; RMB100 presale, RMB120 door. Lofas, B1-09, 10, 230 Ruiping Lu, by Kaibin Lu 230, B1-09, 10, . 

Nov 2: BUDX Freak Out 2019

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Chinas biggest Halloween warehouse rave is back! The fifth annual Halloween bash welcomes all you ravers, party people and freaks to their Evil Circus. Just like every year, there will be an action packed lineup of DJs and rappers like Herobust, Svdden Death, K?D, ATLiens and Fat Nick. But wait, theres more. In line with the evil circus theme, there will be all sorts of games, monsters and more to keep the party going into the wee hours. So get your party crew together and bust out your best costumes because this is going to be one hell of a Halloween party.

Nov 2, 7pm-3am; RMB260 (presale until Oct 24), RMB300 (from Oct 25-Nov 2) (2/F, Building 2, 569 Shilong Rd, Xuhui). Tickets.


Nov 2: Johnny ONeal Trio

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After 40-plus years as a professional pianist, vocalist and entertainer, Johnny ONeal has earned the title of master with fellow musicians and audiences around the world. Highlights of his awe-inspiring career include stints with Ray Brown, Milt Jackson and Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers, as well as a Carnegie Hall debut in 1985 on solo piano opening for Oscar Peterson and induction into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1998. 

Nov 2-3, 6pm, 9.30pm (Nov 2), 5pm (Nov 3); RMB220-400. Blue Note Shanghai, 3-5/F, 867 Sichuan Bei Lu, by Haining Lu 8673-5, . Tickets.

For Even More Halloween Events...

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Did you miss out on the Halloween action in Shanghai last weekend? Fear not, because October 31 falls on a Thursday this year, meaning you get a second chance to celebrate! So grab your costume and get ready for Halloween 2019: Part II.

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