The 6 Best Live Shows in Shanghai This Week

Thats Shanghai takes a look at the best live shows in town this week.

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: Maybe Mars 12 Year Anniversary

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Celebrating 12 years of releasing some of the best Chinese underground and indie rock music, one of our favorite labels is bringing together Jumping Goat (who released new album Walking On The Ice in October), Muzzy Mum and Rejian Bei Shashou for an evening of delightfully dirty music. 

Nov 2, 8.30pm; RMB120 presale, RMB150 door. Yuyintang, 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yanan Xi Lu 851, . 

Nov 2: BUDX Freak Out 2019

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Chinas biggest Halloween warehouse rave is back! The fifth annual BUDX Freak Out 2019 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. FYI, BUDX Freak Out will be held on Saturday November 2. Not only can you keep the Halloween festivites going all weekend long, but you dont have to worry about being hungover at work the next day. Its a win-win!

Sat 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. 

Nov 2, 3, 7, 9, 14, 16: Moulin Dream Immersive Cabaret Theater

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Moulin Rouge. The roaring 20s of old Shanghai. Dream Of The Red Chamber, Cao Xueqins masterpiece, one of Chinas four great classical novels. These are the swirling and smoky realms that inspire the one you will step into at The Pearl. Twenty four cast members, spectacular dance numbers, classic and contemporary musical hits, and close-up interactive theater are all on hand to tease your senses. You can now get tickets to this exciting show at the discounted price of RMB488 for normal entry, RMB1,588 for a VIP ticket and RMB8,888 for a VIP ticket for five people.

Nov 2, 3, 7, 9, 14, 16, 6pm doors, 7pm show starts; RMB488-8,888. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 471, . Tickets. 

Nov 2-3: Rye Music Festival

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Rye Music Festival is expanding to take in new horizons. The first ever Shanghai-based Rye Music Festival takes place at the beginning of November, with a host of fantastic Chinese bands on the line-up, including The Big Band contestants Click #15, Hedgehog and Miserable Faith, as well as one of our favorite Taiwan singers, 9m88. Snag your tickets now while you still can. 

Nov 2-3, 12.30pm; RMB320-450. Shanghai International Music Village, 188, Lane 399 Shendi Dong Lu 399188, . 

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