22 Awesome Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, April 27, 2021

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Apr 28: Tomatito Goes Holanda

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It is the birthday week of the Dutch King. To celebrate, Elaine Koo and Koen Vessies will dedicate this week’s Miercoles Caliente theme to Tomatito Holanda. Note: this is Koen's last event before he jets of to Singapore for good, so make sure to stop by and bid him farewell.
Apr, 28, 5.30pm; Free entry. Tomatito. Inifinitus Mall, 3F Room W08-10, 168 Hubin Lu, by Jinan Lu.
湖滨路1683W08-10,近济南路. See event listing.

Apr 28: Beer University - Craft Head x Commune Reserve


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Get over hump day with one of China's most delicious southern brewers, Craft Head Brewing Co. leading this month's edition of Beer University at Commune Reserve. For RMB168, enjoy six tasty beers plus snacks and meet the brewers in person. 
Apr 28, 7-8.30pm; RMB168. 
Commune Reserve. 1107 Yuyuan Lu, by Fenggang Lu. 愚园路1107号,近凤岗路.

Apr 28: New Kids Turbo

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Bring friends and join Tacolicious’ weekly movie night in partnership with Crimson Pangolin. This Wednesday night watch ‘New Kids Turbo,’ accompanied with a burger special and fries.  
Apr, 28, 7.30pm; RMB50.
Tacolicious. Room 104-105, 34 Yuyao Lu, by Xikang Lu. 余姚路341104-105室,近西康路. See event listing.

Apr 28: Shanghai Study Crew

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Big ideas in a non-academic setting. Drink, chat and join a community that digs knowledge. There will be two group discussions – one on whether anger is useful and one on whether art should be free.
Apr, 28, 8pm; RMB50 presale, RMB70 by the door.
My Place Ruin Bar. 3F, 1788 Xinzha Lu, by Jiaozhou Lu. 新闸路17883楼,近胶州路. See event listing.

Apr 28: Foreign Entrepreneur Networking Event

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Come network with other like-minded individuals about business opportunities in neighboring Zhejiang province. Scan the QR code on the poster above to reserve your spot, which comes with a complementary BBQ buffet dinner catered by Bubba's. 
Apr, 28, 5.300-9pm. Bubba's Food Co. 808 Shaanxi Bei Lu, Bld 18, #103.  陕西北路808号陕康里18幢103室.

Apr 28-29: Lannie Tribute to Billie Holiday

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Rising Star in the Shanghai jazz scene is Lannie Long Yutong, who will be playing a concert in tribute of Billie Holiday.  
Apr, 28-29, 7.30pm. 
Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai. 4F, Meilun Building, 139 East Nanjing Lu. 南京东路139号美伦大楼4. See event listing.

Apr 30: Football Quiz


The Football Quiz is back at the The Hop Project. The action kicks off at 7.30pm, with seven rounds of football fun. Entry is free and there is a real life cup for the winners to hold aloft, as well as plenty of booze prizes. It is also a league with each season's winners crowned and given a grand prize, the likes of which football fans can only dream. Check out the 2021 Season Fixture List above. For your chance to win free beer and grilled cheese sandwiches, click here or scan the QR code:


Apr 30, 7.30pm; free entry. The Hop Project, 372 Dagu Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu 大沽路372号, 近成都北路

Apr 30: Besame (Latin Night) Vol. 2

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Besame Latin night on the Bund Vol 2 is bringing warm and groovy rhythms from the streets of Havana, Cartagena, Puerto Rico and Miami to keep you dancing all night long.   
Apr 30, 8pm; RMB150 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 30: Jack 4 Jack

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Jack 4 Jack is house all night for dancers. Six house heads, one house home. This will be like no other hype house.  
Apr 30, 9pm; Free entry.
Elevator. B1, No. 265 Nandan Dong Lu, by Caoxi Bei Lu. 南丹东路265号,近漕溪北路. See event listing.

Apr 30: Cliché Geek Edition

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Cocarde is back at Le Café Des Stagiaires, bringing for the second time: Cliché! A series of fun and disguised parties.    
Apr 30, 10pm; 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.

May 1: Undo de Mayo 

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In anticipation of Cinco de Mayo, Cages is bringing together tacos from 10 restaurants, delicious mezcal cocktails and loads of fun. RMB100 gets you six tickets to use on all food and drink purchases. Ole!
Sat May 1, 1-5pm; 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.

May 1: Jetlag at Cé La Vi

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This party concept will take you to an imaginary journey. Learn more about the music culture and how music developed over the years across different countries and environments.
May 1, 3pm; RMB100 presale, RMB150 at the door.
Ce La Vi Shanghai. 8/F Bund, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Beijing Dong Lu. 中山东一路278层,近北京东路. See event listing.

May 1-2: German Beer Garden

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The first Zeitgeist Beer Garden in 2021 is waiting for you. This time they are celebrating the traditional German ‘Tanz in den May.’ Expect lots of fresh draft beer, wine and other cold drinks. 
May 1-2, 2pm; Free entry. 
Tonglefang. 537 Haifang Lu, by Xikang Lu. 同乐坊,海防路537号,近西康路. See event listing.

May 1-5: UnTour’s Street Food Eats Breakfast Tour

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Some of Shanghai’s best food is found street side around town. Pick a day and get the most out of Shanghai's UntTour food tours.


May 2, 9am; Scan QR Code for more information. Untour Shanghai. Various starting points. See event listing.

May 1-5: Eco Commune Market

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Eco Commune Market is dedicated to supporting sustainable businesses and green initiatives, seeking out eco-friendly innovations and designs to bring our communities a step closer to sustainability.
May 1-5, 11am; Free entry. 
Yong Ping Lane. 191 Hengshan Lu, by Wulumuqi Nan Lu. 衡山路191号,近乌鲁木齐路. See event listing.

May 2: Pinoy Pop-Up!

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M&M x Perch is back at it again with another delicious Pinoy Pop-Up coming your way. Chef Opalyn and the Archichef Team are going to take over Perch’s kitchen and serve you six super ‘sarap’ dishes.
May 2, 11am; Free entry.
Perch. Room 107, 445 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu. 江宁路445107室,近武定路. See event listing.

May 2: Tropicalia Party

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MVP Events is thrilled to invite you for Tropicala at Mining Empire Rooftop. A brand new astonishing rooftop bar located in the heart of Xuhui.  
May 2, 4pm; Free entry.
Mining Empire Whisky Club. 758 Julu Lu, Building 3, 3F. 巨鹿路758号3号楼3. See event listing.

May 2: Drag Competition and Party

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Think you have the charm, creativity and cunning to be crowned Shanghai’s next drag royalty? Take the next step and come witness the newest kings, queens and in-betweens that China has to offer.  
May 2, 9pm; Free entry.
The Pearl. 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武定路. See event listing.

May 3: Bellagio Grand Opening Rooftop

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They are ready to celebrate for the third time, the Grand Opening of the spectacular Bellagio by MGM Shanghai hotel rooftop party style. 
May 3, 3pm; RMB100 presale, RMB150 at the door.
Bellagio Shanghai. 188 Bei Suzhou Lu, by Zhapu Lu. 北苏州路188号,近乍浦路. See event listing.


May 1-Sep 5: Kandinsky: The Pioneer of Abstract Art

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The Center Pompidou x West Bund Museum Project is presenting an unprecedented Kandinsky exhibition, the very first retrospective of the artist in China. This retrospective presents Kandinsky’s life in the course of five chapters of masterpieces.
May 1-Sep 5; Free entry.
West Bund Art Museum. 2600 Longteng Dadao, by Longlan Lu. 龙腾大道2600号,近龙兰路. See event listing.

Looking ahead...

May 15-16: Sound of Spring

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After a one year hiatus, it is that time of year again when That's Shanghai and Urban Family take over Green City in Jinqiao for our annual Sound of Spring festival. This year's event will be held on the weekend and will be packed with all sorts of exciting activities from music to sports to delicious treats from Shanghai's favorite restaurants.


May 15-16, 10am; RMB100, sign up via QR code below. Green City. 600 Lantian Lu, by Yunshan Lu, Jinqiao. 金桥蓝天路600号,近云山路. See event listing

May 15-16: Beernanza in the Sky

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Are you ready for the biggest beer and cocktail event of the year? Beernanza and Mixnanza are back - bringing together great drinks, great friends, and live music on a 2,000 square-meter rooftop. This truly is the event of the summer.


May 15-16, 1pm; RMB68, sign up via QR code below. Wharf 1846. 3F, 3A No.601 Waima Lu, Huangpu district. See event listing.

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