18 Awesome Things to Do This Weekend in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, April 6, 2021

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Apr 7: Quiz Night


A new season of the Wednesday Night Quiz at El Santo starts this week, April 7. Shanghai's longest running,  it is absolutely free to enter, with 10 rounds covering everything from current events, geography, history, pop culture, music, film and more, and there are vouchers from and El Santo and bottles of Prosecco up for grabs. If all that was not enough, drinks are half price until 8pm, while food is half price all night long. The quiz kicks off at 7.30pm and is all wrapped up by around 10pm, so everyone can be fresh at work the next day. And at the end of each quarterly season, the winners receive a whopping RMB2,000 voucher.

Every Wednesday, 7.30pm; free entry. El Santo, B/1, Found 158, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu 巨鹿路158号B1层, 近瑞金一路. See event listing.

Apr 7: Guest Bartender Shift

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Join Botanical Basket’s very first guest bartender shift with Alexander Parra from CWS as he crafts one-night only botanical cocktail creations.
Apr 7, 8pm; Free entry. Botanical Basket. 1F, 1101 Wuding Lu, by Yanping Lu. 武定路11011楼,近延平路.
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Apr 8: Fact.Coffee 3-Year Anniversary

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Fact.Coffee is celebrating their third anniversary and are gifting complimentary Espresso Fact.inis to guests at the launch of their brand-new coffee cocktail menu. Expect instagrammable cocktails with delectable flavors!
Apr 8, 7pm; Free entry. Innerfact Café. 1F, TX Mall, 523 Huahai Zhong Lu. 淮海中路523号. See event listing.

Apr 8-11: 白8 Baijiu Launch Weekend

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This is the festival for anyone and everyone who loves exploring the evolution of true China craft, The 白8 Baijiu Launch Weekend. With six events taking place across four days, Shanghai’s streets will be flowing with baijiu. To find out exactly where and when scan the QR code:


Apr 8-11, various starting times; Free entry. Takes place at various locations: Funkadeli, La Social, UP Shanghai, Perch, Tacolicious. See event listing.

Apr 9: Heritage Sessions – Malay Madness

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Heritage Sessions is back with Malay Madness, presented by Chefs Brian Tan and Danyi Gao. Explore some real Malaysian flavors with a sharing style menu - there will be more off-menu dishes and surprises to be revealed.  
Apr 9, 6pm; Free entry. Heritage by Madison. 107, N1, 600 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Dongmen Lu. 中山东二路600号BFC外滩金融中心北区一更N1栋106,近东门路. See event listing.

Apr 10: Tacolicious 1st Anniversary Party

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Arguably the hottest anniversary party taking place this weekend will be held at Tacolicious. Celebrating one year at their newest digs on Yuyao Lu, Tacolicious will have guest bartenders RJ and James pouring 白8 baijiu cocktails, Elysia and Cristina shaking up some tasty libations and DJ Skinny Brown and DJ Baksheesh keeping the tunes rocking all night long. Tacos and drinks will be flowing like it's Cinco de Mayo. 
Apr 10, 5pm; Free entry. Tacolicious. Room 104-105, 34 Yuyao Lu, by Xikang Lu. 余姚路341104-105室,近西康路. See event listing.

Apr 10: El Santo 4th Anniversary Party

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El Santo is turning four years old, and you are all invited to help them celebrate this milestone. Brunch kicks off the whole day, and you will be buzzling by late afternoon.
Apr 10, 11am; Free entry. El Santo Tacos & Tequila. B1, Found 158, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu.
巨鹿路158B1层,近瑞金一路. See event listing.

Apr 10: Sip and Swap

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Sip and Swap is back and right on time for spring cleaning. Come grab a drink, get rid of your unwanted clothes and exchange them for cool new-to-you finds at The Hai.   
Apr 10, 1-6pm; Free entry. The Hai, 35 Yongjia Lu, by Maoming Nan Lu.
永嘉路33号,近茂名南路. See event listing.

Apr 10-11: The CUT Rooftop Escape 3.0

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Every Saturday and Sunday, The CUT Rooftop will enhance the ultimate all-day dining, drinking and dancing experience by kicking off the concept of Escape 3.0 in 2021. This new party season just got a splash more fun with some amazing DJs, delicious food and fabulous drinks.   
Apr 10-11, 2pm; Free entry. The CUT Rooftop. IAPM Mall, L7-705, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Shaanxi Nan Lu.
IAPM 商场,淮海中路999L7-705,近陕西南路. See event listing.

Apr 10: Cyclo 7th Anniversary Celebration

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Celebrate Cyclo’s seventh birthday with tropical vibes, Vietnamese food and drinks. Complimentary finger foods, dance performances and beer challenges await you.
Apr 10, 7pm; Free entry. Cyclo. 158 Julu Lu, Found 158, by Ruijin Yi Lu.
158Found 158,近瑞金一路. See event listing.

Apr 10: Swing Cat

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Swing Cat was created by Shanghai based DJ Cice and Jeff Chong as an online music streaming channel during the lockdown period. They will now spin their latest digs and vinyls in clubs around the city.
Apr 10, 9pm; Free entry. X Bar. No. 7, Donghu Lu, Xuhui District.
东湖路7号,近淮海中路. See event listing.

Apr 10: Rock‘n’Chic at Forte

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Forte & Cocarde bring you Rock‘n’Chic to celebrate everything rock ‘n’ roll. This will be an evening to pay tribute to the most iconic music genre in the last sixty years.    
Apr 10, 9pm; Free entry. Cachet Lounge.
3 Floor, Cachet Boutique Shanghai, 931 Nanjing Xi Lu. 上海市静安区南京西路9313. See event listing.

Apr 10: Flower Power @La Suite

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MVP Events and La Suite invite you for an insane party coming directly from Ibiza: Flower Power. Let the blooming flower shirts that usually are hiding in your closet dance on your shoulders.  
Apr 10, 10pm; Free entry before midnight. La Suite. 1111 Wuding Lu, by Yanping Lu.
武定路1111号, 近延平路. See event listing.

Apr 11: Amazing China 2021 International Education Recruitment Fair

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If you are looking for better career development in the field of teaching, come and attend this insightful job fair. Meet top international schools, and apply for their vacant positions. 
Apr 11, 10am; Free entry.
Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai. Jing An Shangri-La, 1218 Yan’an Zhong Lu, by Tongren Lu. 延安中路1218号,近铜仁路. See event listing.

Apr 11: Lucky Mart 1 Year Anniversary Party

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Save the date for Lucky Mart’s one-year anniversary! Celebrate it with a highball happy hour all night long. Come and get lucky.   
Apr 11, 3pm-4am; Free entry. Lucky Mart. 185 Fumin Lu, by Julu Lu.
富民路185号,近进巨鹿路. See event listing.

Apr 11: Dumplings Unite: Pierogi vs Jiaozi

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Are you familiar with Pierogi? If not, here is your chance to try it yourself with Pierogi Ladies' fun workshop 'Dumplings Unite!' During this workshop, you will learn the art of making Polish pierogi and Chinese jiaozi.
Apr 11, 3.30-5.30pm; RMB298 includes one glass of wine. Pierogi Ladies. No. 8, Lane 283 Jiaozhou Lu, by Xinzha Lu.
胶州路2838号,近新闸路. See event listing.

Apr 11: Sunday Sunset

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Sunday Sunset Party is here at Bar Rouge. Join them for the best party mood. Expect the ultimate combination of sunset and music at the top of the Bund.    
Apr 11, 6pm; RMB100 includes one drink. Bar Rouge. 7F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu.
中山东一路187楼,近南京东路. See event listing.

Apr 11: Punk Rock Show

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The legendary Beijing punk rockers Gum Bleed are back with a new firecracker – the third full length studio album and the latest call to arms. Together, Gum Bleed will celebrate their new album release.   
Apr 11, 9pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 at the door. Yuyintang. 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu.
凯旋路851号,近延安西路口. See event listing.

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