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Arts & Performance (15)

  • Comedy UN

    136 3667 8932
    21/F, 66 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Yan'an Zhong Lu
    陕西北路66号21层, 近延安中路

    Established in 2017, Comedy UN is a comedy club that puts on regular shows in English, Mandarin and Shanghainese. Attendees will roll on the floor laughing at stand-up comedy, open-mics, international headliners,...

  • Madness is a multi-channelled platform for finding, recruiting, engaging and connecting with professionals from the creative industry, uniting creatives under one flag. They strive to elevate Shanghai’s...

  • Elevate


    Elevate is a pathway for artists, creatives, audiences and other curious minds to grow together in the Shanghai arts world through large and small-scale events, art sales and community-driven projects.

  • Dragon Burn is a community celebrating  art, music, performances, workshops and other imaginative creative outlets in a safe environment, culminating with a yearly "burn" in a rural location.

  • The Shanghai Writing Workshop

    35 Shoaxing Lu near Shaanxi Nan Lu

    Founded by a quirky writing professor three years ago, this is a group for anyone interested in writing, editing, or publishing. Every other Tuesday, they get together in Shanghai, share their work, talk shop, and...

  • Calin Fashion Academy

    131 6155 1870
    14/F, Bldg 1, Lane 1528, Xinzha Lu, near Xikang Lu
    新闸路1528弄1号14楼, 近西康路

    Established in November 2014 by Catalina Calin, Calin Fashion Academy is a Shanghai based training center, providing the quintessential learning experience for makeup art and fashion design for...

  • A Shanghai Poetry Zine

    Venues change according to different activities.

    First founded in 2016, A Shanghai Poetry Zine is published every season and includes both poetry and visual artwork from promising artists and writers in Shanghai. Each edition has a theme, and the works...

  • Stay in Character

    182 0216 3780

    Gathering of filmmakers, creatives and crew.

  • Unravel is a platform dedicated to harnessing the power of stories for impact and connection. They produce a monthly, curated live show where storytellers share true personal narratives inspired by a given...

  • Shanghai Sketch Group

    Venues vary weekly.

    Shanghai Sketch Group is a community of budding artists and creatives that host figure drawing sessions. Founded in 2014, the group meet most Sunday afternoons at a variety of locations both indoor and outdoor...

  • Once you're done with your Google spreadsheets and reports in the office, do you have the need to unleash the real you? To share? To give? To be heard? The Very Open Mic (VOM) welcomes any form of expression...

  • Zmack Improv Shanghai

    Venues vary according to different activities.

    Zmack is an improv group with over 40 members that regularly put on shows in English, Chinese and French. As well as comedy, they also provide applied improvisation for corporate training. Everyone and anyone is...

  • Music-Makers China

    Venues change accordingly.

    Music-Makers China is an interactive group founded in August 2019. The main purpose of this group is to bring music creators and lovers of music together on one platform. Artists will have the opportunity to share,...

  • Shaving in the Dark- Drink and Paint!

    Venues vary according to different activities.

    Shaving in the Dark is an independent collective of illustrators and editors who put together a compilation of their comics in a zine. They do monthly Drink & Draw events to gather the content, as well as art...

  • Literary Shanghai

    Venues change according to different activities.

    Literary Shanghai is a community of writers, readers, and translators who gather regularly for talks, readings, workshops, and events. Literary Shanghai’s online journal, Alluvium, publishes prose,...