Sat
18

    • If you're looking to meet some charities and do some volunteer work, this is a good place to network and get more info. They say a dozen charities will be there, and previous attendees including Stepping Stones, Shanghai Riding for the Disabled, Heart to Heart Xinxing Aid for Street Kids, Lifeline Shanghai, Centre for Spiritual Living, HeArts, Shanghai Charity Explorer Free to attend. Food and beverages available at a discount. Goes from 2-4pm.
      Melange Oasis Jiashan Market, No. 37, Lane 550 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Shaoxing Lu

    If you're looking to meet some charities and do some volunteer work, this is a good place to network and get more info. They say a dozen charities will be there, and previous attendees including Stepping Stones, Shanghai Riding for the...
    Melange Oasis

 
    • The Expatriate Professional Women's Society does their annual awards gala. Could be a good chance to network with some other females doing big things in the 'Hai. Goes from 6.30–10pm. Price for a table of ten is 6000rmb; members pay 700rmb each; non-members pay 800rmb each.
      The Westin (Bund Center) Bund Center, 88 Henan Zhong Lu, near Guangdong Lu

    The Expatriate Professional Women's Society does their annual awards gala. Could be a good chance to network with some other females doing big things in the 'Hai. Goes from 6.30–10pm. Price for a table of ten is 6000rmb; members pay...
    The Westin (Bund Center)

 
    • Sip'n'Paint has a two day drawing class this weekend. They're teaching basics and ways to improve existing skills. Topics include light and shadow, perspectives, still life, and more. Course is 750rmb, including a sketchbook and basic sketching materials. Course is pre-paid only. Those interested can RSVP to sipnpaintsh@gmail.com.
      Sip'n'Paint 3/F, 368 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Lu

    Sip'n'Paint has a two day drawing class this weekend. They're teaching basics and ways to improve existing skills. Topics include light and shadow, perspectives, still life, and more. Course is 750rmb, including a sketchbook and basic...
    Sip'n'Paint


Sun
19

    • It's family day at the Shanghai Centre. From 10am–4pm, they've got an Ultraman show, a playground, kids games, a farmer's market, food, art competition, bands, and much more. And it's free.
      Shanghai Centre 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
    It's family day at the Shanghai Centre. From 10am–4pm, they've got an Ultraman show, a playground, kids games, a farmer's market, food, art competition, bands, and much more. And it's free.
    Shanghai Centre

Wed
22

    • This is the 16th bi-annual Shanghai auto-show, happening out at the National Center For Exhibition And Convention. Expect car and car-part manufacturers from all over the world networking and peeping the latest gear. More info as we get it.
      SmSh Territory n/a
    This is the 16th bi-annual Shanghai auto-show, happening out at the National Center For Exhibition And Convention. Expect car and car-part manufacturers from all over the world networking and peeping the latest gear. More info as we get...
    SmSh Territory

Sat
25

    • Nice April bike ride to a water town here. China Base Travel has organized a trip from Xujiahui to Xitang. It's an 80km ride. The 200rmb cost per person (60rmb for students) includes a cycling coach, mineral water, and escort bus during the ride. You can RSVP and get more info via their WeChat (ID=@chinabase_travel) or by emailing wetravel@chinabasetravel.com. Meeting time is 7am at the St. Ignatius Cathedral in Xujiahui.
      St Ignatius Cathedral 158 Puxi Lu, near Nandan Lu
    Nice April bike ride to a water town here. China Base Travel has organized a trip from Xujiahui to Xitang. It's an 80km ride. The 200rmb cost per person (60rmb for students) includes a cycling coach, mineral water, and escort bus during...
    St Ignatius Cathedral

May
12

    • Green Drinks May Film Screening is The End of the Line, a film that examines the threatening extinction of the bluefin tuna, caused by increasing demand for sushi; the impact on populations, marine life and climate resulting from an imbalance in marine populations; and the starvation and hunger in coastal populations, caused by the possible extinction of fish in some waters, the possible loss of livelihoods as experienced in Newfoundland following the collapse of the cod population, along with the potential remedies. Admission is 100rmb, screening starts at 7pm. Venue is Greenmix, 432 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu.
      SmSh Territory n/a

    Green Drinks May Film Screening is The End of the Line, a film that examines the threatening extinction of the bluefin tuna, caused by increasing demand for sushi; the impact on populations, marine life and climate resulting from an...
    SmSh Territory


May
23

    • A warm, neon adaptation of two of the world's most classic fairy tales: The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare. Expect electroluminescent ducks and glowing animals in this show that's suitable for ages five and up. The production has been on tour in the US since 2012, and is now making its way to Shanghai for two days only. Tickets start at 180rmb on SmartTicket. Shows start at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on the 23rd, and 10.30am and 2.30pm on the 24th.
      Shanghai Children's Art Theatre 800 Miaojiang Lu, near Xizhang Nan Lu

    A warm, neon adaptation of two of the world's most classic fairy tales: The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare. Expect electroluminescent ducks and glowing animals in this show that's suitable for ages five and up. The production...
    Shanghai Children's Art Theatre

 
    • The British Chamber Shanghai will hold its annual Charity Ball at the Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai. Dress Code: "Old Shanghai Style" or black tie. Members: 1550rmb. Non-members: 1,800rmb. Corporate table rates for 10 guests: Members: 14,000rmb, Non-members: 16,000rmb. Starts 6.30pm.
      Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai 33 Fucheng Lu, near Yincheng Dong Lu

    The British Chamber Shanghai will hold its annual Charity Ball at the Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai. Dress Code: "Old Shanghai Style" or black tie. Members: 1550rmb. Non-members: 1,800rmb. Corporate table rates for 10 guests: Members:...
    Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai


Jun
13

    • Classical music performed with humor and a big collection of woodwind instruments. The UK's Classic Buskers' are about to showcase a wide variety of music that ranges from Mozart all the way to South American folk music. Could be a good concert for the whole family. Two shows only, with an evening performance on Saturday followed by a matinee on Sunday. Tickets start at 180rmb on SmartTicket, delivered to your door. Show starts at 7.30pm on the 13th and 2.30pm on the 14th.
      Shanghai Children's Art Theatre 800 Miaojiang Lu, near Xizhang Nan Lu

    Classical music performed with humor and a big collection of woodwind instruments. The UK's Classic Buskers' are about to showcase a wide variety of music that ranges from Mozart all the way to South American folk music. Could be a good...
    Shanghai Children's Art Theatre


On
going

    • Imagine if your Ayi could make healthy Western food. Well that dream can come true, because Sprout Lifestyle wants to modernize your Ayi and her cooking. For 1400rmb, Ayi can learn to make these dishes and more, over four classes every Friday in April from 10.30am-noon. Class is bilingual, with ingredients provided and a binder full of recipes and nutrition notes. If you're interested, RSVP to events@sproutlifestyle.com. Goes from 10.30am–12.30pm.
      Sprout Lifestyle (Shanxi Nan Lu) 388 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu
    Imagine if your Ayi could make healthy Western food. Well that dream can come true, because Sprout Lifestyle wants to modernize your Ayi and her cooking. For 1400rmb, Ayi can learn to make these dishes and more, over four classes every...
    Every Fri until May 1 at Sprout Lifestyle (Shanxi Nan Lu)
 
    • For those who've ever spaced out at the La Mian shop and thought "I gotta learn that someday..." Well, here's your chance. Cook In Shanghai is offering a class on how to make two of The People's favorite foods - La Mian and Baozi. It's 299rmb per person for the class including materials. Goes from 2–5.30pm. For more info and the address, RSVP to helen@cookinshanghai.com. It's in the Zhaojiabang Lu neighborhood.
      SmSh Territory n/a
    For those who've ever spaced out at the La Mian shop and thought "I gotta learn that someday..." Well, here's your chance. Cook In Shanghai is offering a class on how to make two of The People's favorite foods - La Mian and Baozi. It's...
    Every Sun until Jun 1 at SmSh Territory
 
    • Every Saturday, the friendly people at Cook In Shanghai do a cooking class that includes a trip to the wet market. Starts at 2pm and finishes at 5.30pm. Price is 299rmb per person. You'll need to RSVP to contact@cookinshanghai.com to get the address but it's in the Zhaojiabang Lu neighborhood.
      SmSh Territory n/a
    Every Saturday, the friendly people at Cook In Shanghai do a cooking class that includes a trip to the wet market. Starts at 2pm and finishes at 5.30pm. Price is 299rmb per person. You'll need to RSVP to contact@cookinshanghai.com to get...
    Every Sat until Jun 1 at SmSh Territory
 
    • Free open gym all day every Friday at this Crossfit gym in Jing'an. From 6pm on they have competitions in crossfit, power lifting, mixed martial arts sparring, ninja warrior, and parkour. Free for all from open to close.
      Iron Dragon Crossfit No 3, 325 Changhua Lu, near changping Lu
    Free open gym all day every Friday at this Crossfit gym in Jing'an. From 6pm on they have competitions in crossfit, power lifting, mixed martial arts sparring, ninja warrior, and parkour. Free for all from open to close.
    Every Fri at Iron Dragon Crossfit
 
    • Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel presents 90 minutes of Rueda dance lessons. Junior, intermediate and advanced classes are provided so anyone can join. Price: 100rmb per person, includes one standard drink. Free entry after 10pm.
      Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel 159 Henan Nan Lu, near Fuyou Lu

    Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel presents 90 minutes of Rueda dance lessons. Junior, intermediate and advanced classes are provided so anyone can join. Price: 100rmb per person, includes one standard drink. Free entry after 10pm.
    Every Fri at Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel

 
    • Special offer to SmartShanghai readers, give your kids a cut, wash and blow dry from their team of professional stylists for 180rmb, 48rmb less than usual. Reservations required. This offer is available Monday to Fridays at both outlets. Reel Mall: 6129 9332. Kerry Parkside Pudong: 6172 5690.
      Qkuts (Reel Mall) Reel Mall, 4/F, 1601 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu

    Special offer to SmartShanghai readers, give your kids a cut, wash and blow dry from their team of professional stylists for 180rmb, 48rmb less than usual. Reservations required. This offer is available Monday to Fridays at both outlets....
    Daily at Qkuts (Reel Mall)

 
    • Special offer to SmartShanghai readers, give your kids a cut, wash and blow dry from their team of professional stylists for 180rmb, 48rmb less than usual. Reservations required. This offer is available Monday to Fridays at both outlets. Reel Mall: 6129 9332. Kerry Parkside Pudong: 6172 5690.
      Qkuts (Kerry Parkside) Kerry Parkside, B/F, 1378 Huamu Lu
    Special offer to SmartShanghai readers, give your kids a cut, wash and blow dry from their team of professional stylists for 180rmb, 48rmb less than usual. Reservations required. This offer is available Monday to Fridays at both outlets....
    Daily at Qkuts (Kerry Parkside)
 
 
    • Every Wednesday, Sip'n'Paint will show guests how to render a painting step by step. No art skills or painting experience is necessary. Check for their painting of the day in their calendar at their website: www.sip-n-paint.com. 250RMB (180 prepay with Alipay or Paypal), teaching and all materials included. Reservations required.
      Sip'n'Paint 3/F, 368 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Lu

    Every Wednesday, Sip'n'Paint will show guests how to render a painting step by step. No art skills or painting experience is necessary. Check for their painting of the day in their calendar at their website: www.sip-n-paint.com. 250RMB...
    Every Wed at Sip'n'Paint

 
    • Nine Dragons Hill Polo Club invites to you play polo at its resort over the weekend. This club is located an hour away from the city and also includes a yacht club, golf club and water park. For one day packages, 730rmb will get you a polo riding class with lunch or dinner and 410rmb will get you a 15min trial ride with lunch or dinner. Two day packages include one double/twin room with breakfast at San Marco.
      Nine Dragons Hill Polo Club Jiaxing, Pinghu Town, Nine Dragons Hill National Resort and Tourism Park

    Nine Dragons Hill Polo Club invites to you play polo at its resort over the weekend. This club is located an hour away from the city and also includes a yacht club, golf club and water park. For one day packages, 730rmb will get you a polo...
    Every Sat & Sun at Nine Dragons Hill Polo Club

 
    • Looking to improve your language skills this summer? Moving Mandarin is a professional educational company looking to provide quality one on one tutoring in Mandarin for busy working professionals in Shanghai and Beijing. Intensive classes start at 83rmb. Visit www.movingmandarin.com for more information.
      SmSh Territory n/a
    Looking to improve your language skills this summer? Moving Mandarin is a professional educational company looking to provide quality one on one tutoring in Mandarin for busy working professionals in Shanghai and Beijing. Intensive classes...
    Daily at SmSh Territory
 
    • Every Wednesday, the Camel Sports Bar hosts their in-house pool competition. Players get happy hour drink prices (30rmb) and the winner receives a 300rmb bar tab. Register at 7.30, the pool competition kicks off at 8pm. See Manager Alan for more details on the night. Free entry.
      The Camel 1 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu

    Every Wednesday, the Camel Sports Bar hosts their in-house pool competition. Players get happy hour drink prices (30rmb) and the winner receives a 300rmb bar tab. Register at 7.30, the pool competition kicks off at 8pm. See Manager Alan...
    Every Wed until Jul 30 at The Camel

 
    • The first and third Saturday of the month, there's a little farmers' market type of deal at Jiashan Market run by Amelia Heaton-Renshaw, of Amelia's jams and snacks. She and around 30 other crafty fellows set up shop and ship home-made goods, sausages, jams, cakes, brownies and produce from Chinese farmers. It costs 150rmb to rent a stall for a day, but free to turn up and shop. 11am-4pm.
      Jiashan Market No. 37, Lane 550 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Shaoxing Lu

    The first and third Saturday of the month, there's a little farmers' market type of deal at Jiashan Market run by Amelia Heaton-Renshaw, of Amelia's jams and snacks. She and around 30 other crafty fellows set up shop and ship home-made...
    Every Sat at Jiashan Market

 
    • The Camel presents their "2 up" specials: bacon and chicken fettuccini or spaghetti and meatballs, 2 for 100rmb. Or their steak and guinness stew, get 2 for 100rmb. Or their chicken parma, 2 for 100rmb. If you stay for their quiz night, you get vodka mixers and Carlsberg pints for 25rmb from 8pm till midnight.
      The Camel 1 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu

    The Camel presents their "2 up" specials: bacon and chicken fettuccini or spaghetti and meatballs, 2 for 100rmb. Or their steak and guinness stew, get 2 for 100rmb. Or their chicken parma, 2 for 100rmb. If you stay for their quiz night,...
    Every Tue at The Camel




May 16

Heaven And Hell

The Pearl theater does another wild night of burlesque performances, aerialist shows, and song and dance -- this time with the theme of heaven and hell.

Apr 9-18

The Last Five Years

Theater troupe Urban Aphrodite (UA) presents an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over five years.

Apr 26

Basix 2015

Danish vocal pop / a cappella group Basix returns to Shanghai for a night at the QSW. They've been together since 1999, winning five CARA awards -- including "Best European Album" -- touring the world, and releasing five albums of pop, jazz, r&b, so


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