25 Awesome Things to Do This Weekend in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, April 14, 2021

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Apr 16: Chinese Football Season Preview

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Join Peter Stebbings of AFP and three China football pundits for a preview of the 2021 Chinese Super League and Chinese Women’s Super League seasons – the new teams, players, coaches, and how the seasons will be conducted.
Apr 16, 6.30pm; Scan QR code to register.
HKRI Taikoo Hui. 789 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu. 南京西路789号,近石门一路. See event listing.

Apr 16: Wink Presents Dayton Funk

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Shake is hosting an old-school funk party with a full band: saxophonist and singer wink leads this tribute to the city that birthed the Ohio Players, Zapp, Junie Morrison, Lakeside and so many more.
Apr 16, 9.30pm; RMB100.
Shake. 3F, 46 Maoming Nan Lu, by Jinxian Lu. 463楼,近进贤路. See event listing.

Apr 16: 100% Vinyl

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Cocarde’s DJs will play a selection of Disco and House from the good old times. From fabulous labels like Casablanca Records with Defected to French Touch Roule – it will be 100% Vinyl.
Apr 16, 9pm; Free entry.
X Bar. 7 Donghu Lu, by Yanping Lu. 徐汇区东湖路7号,近延平路. See event listing.

Apr 16-17: Jhonny’s Band Gela

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Jhonny’s Band Gela will be playing their African Beat Special at the Jazz at Lincoln Center. Special cocktails will be served for two nights in a row.
Apr 16-17, 7.30pm and 9.30pm. 
Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai. 4F, Muilun Building, 139 East Nanjing Lu. 南京东路139美伦大楼4. See event listing.

Apr 16-18: Common Gathering

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Just when you thought the last Common Gathering market in October 2020 was their biggest event, here comes Common Gathering Part 2. They will be taking over two grass fields and curating close to 200 brands. 
Apr 16-18, 4.30-8.30pm; 12.30-9.30pm; 12.30-9.30pm. 
Shanghai Culture Square. 597 Fuxing Lu, by Shaanxi Lu. 复兴路597号,近陕西路. See event listing.

Apr 17: Oyfest on the Bund


Oyster lovers rejoice as Hyatt on the Bund hosts its spring oyster and wine party for 2021 on April 17. These much anticipated events see hundreds of gourmands visit the hotel’s stunning VUE Bar to enjoy a day of endless oysters flown in live for the occasion, freshly shucked and accompanied by free-flow Viña Esmeralda Rosé, Torres – Spain as well as the live cooking stations offering risotto, spinach salad, pumpkin salad, fresh fruit tartlets, chocolate sacher and more. An indulgent day that’s not to be missed!

Apr 17, 11.30am to 2.30pm;  RMB298 presale (through the hotel WeChat: hyattonthebundsh until April 16), CNY318 on the door. VUE Bar, Hyatt on the Bund, Level 32, West Tower 上海外滩茂悦大酒店,西楼32层

Apr 17: Rose All Day + Ice Cream Sando Popup at Perch

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Perch's event of the season, Rose All Day, is finally back! Get three drink tickets for RMB100 to purchase a variety of rose wines from around the world. Bonus: popup stars Street Kings will be dishing up ice cream sandwiches for just RMB50. 
Apr 17, 3.30-late; Free entry. Perch. Rm 107, 445 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu.  江宁路445号107室, 近武定路.

Apr 17: Pink Jungle Party

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MVP Events and Space Panda present to you Pink Jungle Party at XTD Elevated in the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi. Enter the world of pink with a romantic atmosphere in the air. This is not just a party, but an outdoor festival with food and drinks.
Apr 17, 3pm; RMB100 early bird, RMB160 at the door.
XTD elevated, The Langham Shanghai. 5F, 99 Madang Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu. 巨鹿路158Found 158,马当路99号朗诞新天地5楼,近淮海中路. See event listing.

Apr 17: R U Ok? Day

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R U Ok? Day is hosted by Lifeline as a means to connect people through meaningful conversation and the power to truly connect with people. Expect a day full of mental health and wellness workshops, presentations and fitness classes. Register by scanning the QR code. 
Apr 17, 9am-5.30pm; RMB150 half day, RMB200 full day. EF Education First. 258 Tongren Lu, by Yuyuan Dong Lu. 铜仁路258号, 近愚园东路. See event listing

Apr 17: Assembly (Ponds Among Ponds)

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Agency is an international initiative founded by Kobe Matthys. It constitutes a growing ‘list of boundary things’ mostly derived from judicial cases and controversies involving intellectual property.
Apr 17, 4pm; Free entry.
Institute of Contemporary Arts at NYU Shanghai. 1555 Century Avenue, Pudong New District. 浦东新区世纪大道1555号. See event listing.

Apr 17: 14th Anniversary Celebration

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Come celebrate Abbey Road’s 14th anniversary. All customers get one Pilsner Urquell beer for free and there will be live music.   
Apr 17, 4pm; Free entry. Abbey Road. 3 Taojiang Lu, by Fenyang Lu.
桃江路3号,近汾阳路. See event listing.

Apr 17: 4 Years B-day Party

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Le Café des Stagiaires Julu is going to turn four years old this weekend. It will be a big birthday celebration plus a jungle themed party with tropical decorations.
Apr 17, 4pm-4am; Free entry.
Le Café des Stagiaires. Found 158, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu. 巨鹿路158Found 158,近瑞金一路. See event listing.

Apr 17: Terrace Opening

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Party from dusk 'til dawn with Shanghai’s favorite partygoers on a stage set to rocking rhythms overlooking Pudong's skyline from the coveted Bund terrace at Bar Rouge Shanghai.
Apr 17, 8pm; Free entry.
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 17: Disco Fever

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The Disco Fever is returning once again with DJ Thee Baron. Get ready for some groovy, old-school disco tunes, and don’t forget to bring your raddest moves to the dancefloor.
Apr 17, 8pm; Free entry. RIINK. Building 18, Room 102, 358 Kangding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu.
静安区康定路358号陕康里18号楼102室. See event listing.

Apr 17: The Curator’s Cut

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Have you learned all that is to be learned about this mortal realm? Join the Curator’s Cut for a fully immersive, interactive, improvised two act drama that has never failed to disappoint and surprise.  
Apr 17, 8pm; RMB100 includes two drinks. Paramount Gallery Hotel Shanghai. 1728 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Huashan Lu. 南京西路1728号,近华山路. See event listing.

Apr 17: Magic Carpet Ride at Tomatito

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Tomatito's got a magic carpet ride on all day with feasting menus provided by Brother's Kebab from 3-6pm and drinks by new modern Indian restaurant, Klay. The sunset party will continue into the evening wth sexy bites and more cocktails.
Apr 18, 3-9pm, Free entry. Tomatito. Infinitus Mall, 3/F Room W08-10, 168 Hubin Lu, by Jinan Lu.  湖滨路168号3楼W08-10,近济南路

Apr 18: 白8 Backyard Bash at Gin & Juice

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Following 白8 baijiu's official launch last weekend, they are back at it again, this time with free flow options at Gin & Juice. Enjoy any of their four unique cocktails on offer for RMB58 each, or opt for 2-hour free flow for RMB248. Sip, brunch and dance your way into the week at Gin & Juice's back patio. 
Apr 18,12-5pm; Free entry. Gin & Juice. 358 Kangding Lu, Bldg 3, Unit 106, by Shaanxi Bei Lu.  康定路358号3幢106室

Apr 18: Hot Diggity Dog at Lucky Mart 

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Eat hot dogs for a cause at Lucky Mart this Sunday. Purchase a Konbini Hot Dog and a Highball combo for RMB58, and 20% of the proceeds will go to the charity Eleventh Hour Rescues. 
Apr 18, 4.30-7.30pm; Free entry. Lucky Mart. 185 Fumin Lu, by Julu Lu. 富民路185号, 近巨鹿路

Apr 18: Swirlz at Mikkeller 

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Swirlz ice cream is making its first appearance at Mikkeller before opening their official store on Yuyuan Lu later in the season. Two different ice cream flavors will be on offer, along with two crazy sundaes. 
Apr 18, 1pm-sold out; Free entry. Mikkeller Tasting Room. Lane 7-11, 98 Yanping Lu, by Wuding Lu. 上海静安区延平路98号(7-11边上弄堂内).

Apr 18: Core Flow

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Join Nikki for an outdoor Vinyasa Yoga class focusing on building core strength; a 60-minute class led in English and Chinese designed for all levels. Don’t forget to brign your yoga mats.
Apr 18, 10-11am; RMB88.
Strip (Ferguson Lane). B1, Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu. 武康路376号武康亭地下1. See event listing.

Apr 18: Feel Good Day

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Feel Good Day is the pinnacle event of the Feel Good Fest 2021. This will be a gathering of community health and wellness industry professionals and participants for friendly competitions, entertainment and a marketplace.
Apr 18, 10am-6pm; Free entry. Jingan Kerry Center. 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Changle Lu.
南京西路1515号,近常德路. See event listing.

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Apr 24: Kartel Rooftop Opening Party


Spring has sprung, and it is time for a whole lotta rooftop fun. That’s Shanghai has joined forces with Kartel for some sunny side up action on Saturday, April 24 from 3pm onwards. Pre-order tickets are just RMB50, which includes entry and two drinks tickets, while the Cocarde Collective will be holding forth with French touch disco funky house. Tickets are limited and we’re expecting a sellout crowd, so click here or scan the QR to avoid disappointment.


Apr 24, From 3pm; RMB50 presale, RMB100 on the door. Kartel, 5/F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, by Julu Lu 襄阳北路1号5楼, 近巨鹿路

Apr 26: F&B Quiz


Calling all Shanghai foodies, connoisseurs, bon vivants, gourmands and gastronomes. Oh, and let’s not forget the winos, boozers, bums, guzzlers, lushes, drunkards and dipsomaniacs. A new monthly F&B Quiz kicks off at Cages on Monday, April 26, with seven rounds of food and drink trivia fun, shots for each round winner, and a tomahawk steak and bottles of Fernet Branca and Jameson for the ultimate epicurean champions.

Mon Apr 26, 8pm; Free Entry. Cages, 3/F, Jing'an Sports Center, 428 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu 江宁路428号静安体育中心3楼, 近武定路.

Ongoing: Shanghai Shangde Experimental School Arts Festival

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The opening ceremony for the ‘SSES at the Bund’ will be held at Huqiu No.27. The art exhibition will be open to the public as SSES joins hands with the Shanghai Youth Development Foundation to hold the exhibition collaboratively.
Apr 13-25, 9am-5pm; Free entry. The Art Space of No.27 Huqiu Road.
黄浦区虎丘路27. See event listing.

Ongoing: Brother's Kebab 10th Store Opening Promo

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Brother's Kebab recently opened their 10th store in Shanghai on Caoxi Lu. They are ringing in this milestone with a deal all month long. From now until the end of April, order any main dish and get a side (falafel, chicken strips or fries) for just RMB10 more. This promotion is available at all Brother's Kebab locations. 
Apr 1-30. All day; Free entry. See listings for Brother's Kebab at various locations. 

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