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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 WR/OC
Will they, won't they? As questions swirl around DWP Festival - including how legit it is (the Indonesian brand behind the name have disowned this China version) - we're still not really any clearer as to whether there'll be a last minute cancellation or DJ Snake, Nicki Minaj et al will blow the roof off that conference centre out in Hongqiao. Anyway, while we wait to see what's going on with that, there are plenty of other parties to hit up, including a big anniversary on The Bund....

Friday 16

Bar Rouge 14th anniversary

The iconic red rooftop bar on the Bund is celebrating 14 years of dance parties, world-class DJs, ladies nights and truly being a nightlife staple in the Shanghai scene. To celebrate, they're bringing out the sparklers, shimmer and champagne showers for a disco party over two weekends. Hitting ...

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Bar Rouge , 7F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (中山东一路18号7楼) Huangpu Shanghai Shanghai 16 Nov Buy tickets

Four Tet

Critics' pick

Brilliant British producer Kieran Hebden, adored in electronic and indie music circles alike, makes his debut mainland China appearance with two dates in November - one in Beijing and one right here in Shanghai. Tickets are on sale now; expect them to go quickly - this is a big booking.

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Modern Sky Lab , 188 Ruihong Lu, near Tianhong Lu 16 Nov Buy tickets

Saturday 17

WR/OC Music Festival Shanghai (feat. Machine Gun Kelly)

Critics' pick

WR/OC host tatted up rapper Machine Gun Kelly as part of their weekend-long festival, which also features events at Arkham. Who are WR/OC? Well, apparently they're 'a young label that believe in original spirits, fresh blood and hip hop.' Joining Kelly will be MC光光, 深蓝儿童 (Indigo Children), ...

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Modern Sky Lab Shanghai , 3F Moon Shopping Mall, 188 Ruihong Lu (瑞虹路188号3楼) Hongkou Shanghai Shanghai 17 Nov Buy tickets

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