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The best parties in Shanghai this weekend

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

Photograph: courtesy Alter.
Whatever you're giving thanks for this year, here's where to go shake off all that turkey and whatnot....

Thursday 22

Bad Girls, Ladies Night

Bar Rouge, in collaboration with MVP Events brings you a special anniversary edition of their Ladies Night with resident DJ John Avolio on the decks. All bad girls are entitled to free cocktails and manicure services until 11.30pm. Entrance is free until 12.30am with password 'MVP', ...

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Bar Rouge , 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu 22 Nov


Critics' pick

Live trumpet and percussion-meets-electronic music duo Ivan Jackson and Conor Rayne - aka Brasstracks - hit Shanghai for a version of their live show that has rocked the likes of Coachella and Denver's Red Rocks. You might know the pair from their assistance with Chance the Rapper's 'No ...

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Arkham , 168 Julu Lu 22 Nov Buy tickets

Friday 23

Jacques Greene

Critics' pick

House, techno and RB blender, Radiohead remixer, and one-time Pitchfork darling (his 'Another Girl' track was picked as a 'Song of the Decade' by the tastemaking publication) hits town for a show with Alter.. Mau Mau and Will A provide support.

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Extra Time Cafe & Lounge , 888 Changde Lu 23 Nov


Critics' pick

After nearly a year away DJ Siesta's Sweatshop brand is back with a bang: Critical Music mastermind Kasra. CM are one of the most relevant drum n bass labels going right now and you can expect a night filled with forward-thinking dnb. Sweatshop residents Arkaik and Fractale, long-time ...

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ALL , 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu 23 Nov

Saturday 24

Bar Rouge Anniversary Closing Celebration

Cheers to the memories and be prepared to get soaked. As with all closing celebrations at Bar Rouge, the Bar Rouge's anniversary celebrations ends with champagne showers. Dress to impress for this unforgettable night...or you'll have to wait till next year.

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Bar Rouge , 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu 24 Nov

Sunday 25


Critics' pick

Exciting electronic producer out of Hangzhou and a lynch pin of the Function Lab crew there (largely responsible for the city's emergence as something of a hub for interesting electronic music of late), Guan drops new EP Barbaric King on Douban's D Force imprint. Fellow Hangzhouite GG Lobster ...

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ALL , 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu 25 Nov

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