15 Things to Do in Shanghai for Less Than 200RMB!

We've all noticed the steady increase in price for most things in Shanghai. Rent, restaurants, cocktails, clothes, the list goes on. Shanghai got EXPENSIVE and our wallets could totally do with a break. 
We did a little digging and it turns out you don't have to spend a fortune to have an awesome time in the city. See our rundown of 15 events for under 200RMB and start enjoying yourself for next to nothing!

Nightlife

Arkham pres. 8Er$ (Mad Decent)

8Er$ is one to watch, having recently been signed to a huge label who are promising big things from the trap/tropical star on the rise. Catch him this April at Arkham and decide for yourself.


Arkham
April 27
¥80 (Pre-Sale)
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EDC x SHFT. Pendulum DJ Set Official Party

Drum n Bass fans should be super excited about this one! On April 28th, get ready to break yo' neck and witness history with one of the biggest Electronic music acts in the world, Pendulum! Thank you, Arkham!


Arkham
April 28
¥120 (Early Bird)
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EDC China After Party - Snails

Canadian electronic producer Snails is the guy behind over-the-top bass and dubstep mashup which he describes as "vomitstep." Mmmm tasty! Check him out for yourselves this weekend! 


Arkham
April 29
¥180
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WHO IS K?D

Patrick Cybulski aka K?D has quickly become one of the hottest names in electronic music. He was dubbed as one of the top artists to look out for in 2017 and has certainly lived up to the hype. Arkham, you really are spoiling us!


Arkham
April 30
¥80 (Early Bird)
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Arkham pres. Peanut Butter Wolf (Stones Throw Founder)

Peanut Butter Wolf is a Los Angeles-based DJ and founder of independent record label, Stones Throw Records. As a high school student, he began spinning and making hip hop beats in 1984 and later launched his label in 1996 which he used to develop the careers of Madlib, J Dilla, Quasimoto, Madvillain, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, Knxwledge, Mild High Club, Mndsgn, and Anderson.Paak.


Arkham
May 5
¥120 (Pre-sale)
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Arkham pres. Nina Kraviz
Former dentist Nina Kraviz hung up her drill some time ago to collect records, make music and travel the world. Her career is so varied that it’s hard to define a particular Kraviz sound: for her, it’s the passion, the spirit, the immediacy of the music she plays and artists she champions.

Arkham
May 17
¥180 (Pre-Sale)
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Concerts

Excuse Me Band

Excuse Me is an alternative rock band that has emerged on the Mando-pop scene. Their first album came out in 2015 and they earned rave reviews from both music lovers and critics. 


Modernsky Lab Shanghai
April 28
¥200 (Pre-Sale)
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The Cribs

After an unforgettable performance at Concrete & Grass in 2016, these fellas are coming back to the mainland, bringing with them their delirious, delicious indie punk greatness, and some of music’s greatest sing-along choruses. 


Modernsky Lab Shanghai
May 11
¥180
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Classic Music, Opera and Ballet

Rainbow Chamber Orchestra Concert

The Rainbow Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2010 and perform old favorites and newly written traditional-style pieces. Head to the Shanghai Symphony Hall this April for an evening of stunning music.


Shanghai Symphony Hall - Chamber Hall
April 28
¥50
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Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet (Screening)

Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic, Romeo and Juliet.


Shanghai International Dance Center Grand Theatre
April 28
From ¥90
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Royal Opera House: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Screening)

Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of color, magic and amazing choreography. Now, we can experience the spectacular performance here in Shanghai!


Shanghai International Dance Center Grand Theatre
April 29
¥80
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Festivals

JZ Spring

Celebrating International Jazz Day, JZ Music Group's Jazz Fest in Jing'an is an awesome outdoor event not to be missed! They've released a short list of headliners so far, and it's looking good!

The New York Voices

The critically acclaimed vocal group The New York Voices have been singing together for 30 years, and are known for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements, and unparalleled vocal blend.


Shanghai Centre Theatre
April 30
From ¥180
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Grass Carnival Nautilis Fair

There's nothing better than spending time outdoors in a lush, green park when the weather is this gorgeous. This May holiday, why not do just that? Grass Carnival is gonna be a whole weekend of fun in the sun - think green, think art, think laughter, think delicious food, and hanging out with friends. Escape from everything this weekend.


April 29-May 1
¥25


Beernanza Beer Festival

Beernanza Beer Festival is back for its fourth year, offering over 150 beers from China and around the world. Listen to music from 3 different stages, take a masterclass on hops, and even burn some of those beer calories off in a huge group exercise class! 


Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai
May 11-13
From ¥50 (includes two beers)
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Hand in Hand International Children's Music Festival

Hand in Hand International Children's Music Festival is China's first international music festival designed with the whole family in mind. Chinese singer-songwriter and author Liu Jian and his American journalist wife Rebecca Kanthor created Hand in Hand so their children, and all kids in China, would have a chance to hear the best live music from around the world, and learn about different cultures through music. 


Shanghai Art Theatre
April 29 -May 1
From ¥160
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...and if you have few more yuans to spend, we've got some big events coming our way..


EDC China 2018
Imagination and positive energy are the currency of this place.”
Known globally for spreading good vibes, love, and showcasing top artists, Electric Daisy Festival is coming to China! The lineup's already looking pretty hot, with international stars Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Marshmello, Oliver Heldens, and Snakehips taking the lead!

Shanghai International Music Village
April 29-30
From ¥880 (1-Day GA)
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EDC China After Party - Deadmau5

Canadian electronic music producer and Mau5trap label head Deadmau5 was one of the most prominent fixtures in the dance scene of the 2010s, instantly recognizable with his signature oversized mouse helmet.

Modernsky Lab Shanghai
April 29
¥320
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EDC China After Party - Alison Wonderland

With a sound as big as her name is punny, Alison Wonderland is a Sydney-based EDM producer and DJ who began her music career on the opposite side of the spectrum, as a classically trained cellist.


MAO Livehouse
April 29
¥230
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Strawberry Music Festival

One of China's favorite annual events, Strawberry Music Festival, is heading BACK to Shanghai for another year — just in time for the May holiday! Prepare yourselves for a fun-packed weekend at the Shanghai Community Sports Club.

Strawberry Music Festival brings some of China's top indie, electro, punk, and metal music performers to one stage, starring alongside big names from around the world!


Shanghai Community Sports Club
April 29 - May 1
¥600 (PRO 1-Day Ticket)
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