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The best parties in Shanghai this weekend

We've found the best nightlife events going down so you don't have to

Starkey is at DADA on Friday
With another working week coming to an end it's time to blow off a little steam. Treat yourself to some drinks at one of Shanghai's excellent al fresco happy hours or one of the city's great rooftop bars and then head out to party on into the early hours. You might as well, it'll be Monday again before you know it. Here are our nightlife highlights for this weekend and you can see even more upcoming nightlife events right here.

Thursday 22

HBD & RawB

Two-time China DMC champion DJ HBD teams up with his friend RawB for a unique music experience. They'll be mixing classics and rarities – nothing but rhyme and groove.

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Smash , 685 Dingxi Lu 22 Jun Free

Friday 23

Fête de la Musique at Flair

Live music with John Jam Session Band and a guest DJ at this free event during La Fete de la Musique (aka 'World Music Day'). A special table package featuring two Grey Goose Vodka bottles + one Martini Sparkling rose for 2,999RMB is on offer.

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Flair , 8 Century Avenue 23 Jun Free


Critics' pick

The Drop welcome ‘the originator of street bass’ and co-founder of influential record labels Seclusiasis and Slit Jockey. A classically trained musician and producer who’s had releases on Ninja Tune, Planet Mu, and Trouble & Bass, he’s also responsible for bringing the grime sound to the US.

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DADA , 115 Xingfu Lu 23 Jun

Saturday 24

Italian Dance Wave Asia

DJs Altieri and Velvet Robot bring Italian dance wave to the next level, while tracing a line of continuity through the years where the dance floor exploded through the clubs between the '70s and '80s that were awakened in Italy. Now, they're getting into Chicago house, slow disco, and more contemporary genres.

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DADA , 115 Xingfu Lu 24 Jun

Sunday 25

NTS Radio Live from Shanghai

Critics' pick

Whether you're into Iranian Funk or Industrial Techno, London-based radio station NTS has a show for you - live from Shanghai showcasing local DJs producers and crews. If you can’t make it to Smash, listen live from 3-7pm at http://nts.live/2/

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Smash , 685 Dingxi Lu 25 Jun Free

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