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25 Events to Celebrate the First Weekend of April

Spring is in the air, so take a whiff of that fresh rain and plan out the socials.
By Apr 1, 2021 Activities

Arts & Exhibitions

Daily except Mon until Apr 18

M/Made in Shanghai

M/M (Paris) was co-founded in 1992. By showcasing hundreds of pieces of this prolific art and design duo’s works, the exhibition will review their 30-year career, and explore how design can be translated and reinterpreted in a variety of contexts.


Shanghai quiz master, Emmett, throws his latest trivia questions out at Abbey Road for the chance to win prize vouchers valued up to 300rmb. The venue also does happy hour deals and decent food specials, so you can eat while you compete.

Roll or drink all your stress and sin away while DJ Alynaa warms the dance floor for you @ RIINK! Happy hour till 8pm, enjoy 158rmb eat, drink, skate package deal all day long!

This Friday, Shake warps back to 1985 for a dance party with three sets of classic '80s music coming at you 100 percent live, from Hall & Oats to Earth, Wind, and Fire to David Bowie and more! The music starts at 9.30pm.

Zodiac Series - at Bar Rouge Shanghai with Aries Night. Join Bar Rouge on Friday 8pm for a music set full of energy and passion with Bar Rouge resident DJs taking you on a journey through a constellation of sounds. Free entrance for Aries all night long.

Fridays until Apr 30


Discoconuts is a seasonal concept, where you can go after work, have a bite to eat with your friends to start the weekend with a funky vibe. Go visit Forté and taste their "DISCOCONUTS" cocktail every Friday night. Unlimited cocktail for 200rmb until 10.30pm. 

On April 3 at 10pm, Italo is bringing the heat to Shanghai with Miami in Italo. They're bringing some summer vibes with classic 80s pop, alternative rock, synth-wave, hip hop music. The dress code is Miami Style.

Join Bar Rouge Shanghai for a Naughty Easter Party at 8pm on Sunday. Hang out with the Bad Bunny and go on an Easter egg hunt while the music takes control with rocking rhythms.

Abbey Road presents a 14 Year Anniversary filled with live music. All customers get one Pilsner Urquell beer for free from 4-10pm. 


Shanghai Tattoo is hosting a charity market and BBQ at 2pm. They will be selling products from their sponsors and second-hand items and reward donations with food and drinks. 

Some of Shanghai’s best food is found streetside in the morning hours. UnTour Shanghai's Street Eats is hosting a breakfast tour on Saturday at 8.30am. Explore a local market and taste the Chinese breakfast. The cost for the tour is 525rmb.

Inferno and Pops Gaming are teaming up to bring you a Mario Kart tournament! Entry is 50rmb, and prizes will be awarded for best racers and best battlers. Experienced and casual players all welcome! Free to watch.

Shanghai Young Bakers is offering baking Classes in April and May, 2021. Classes are held in SYB baking center 889 Suide Lu, Putuo District. All proceeds support the SYB charity program.


M on the Bund is now serving a Monthly Vegan Menu for both lunch and dinner in M Glam for a cost of 358rmb per person. They will be serving up a jampacked 100% vegan & a gluten-free six-course menu of delights on Sunday 11.30am.

Side hustle Brewery is doing a tap takeover at Barrio on Easter Sunday. Cabana Boy Coconut Cream blonde and Summer Haze Tropical IPA going for 48rmb, tacos for 18rmb.


Rooftop Yoga at Galeries Lafayette on Saturday at 10.30am. Yoga mats are provided by Manduka. The early bird price for Rooftop Yoga is 99rmb and the regular price is 129rmb.

Release the accumulated tension and stress from a fast-paced city lifestyle and improve your sleep and relaxation. Spend three days reconnecting with nature at Changxing Island. The cost for the trip is 2,200rmb.

FoS Media/Ringside/BOOMI/TITIKA are delighted to invite you to their Yoga Class & Brunch for a cost of 188rmb.

Live Music

Faux Fighters, a tribute band to the world-renowned Foo Fighters, will be performing at Yuyintang Park on Thursday, April 1 for April Fool's Day! Expect all hits and some new material of the Foo Fighters' latest release Medicine at Midnight

The Tony Tian Quintet is performing at Jazz in Lincoln Center Shanghai on April 2-3. Tickets are 180rmb per person, and 2 person package for 518rmb including 2 drinks. Purchase tickets to the show on SmartTicket.

Celebrating Abba’s final world tour with ABBA, the four Swedish blonds who were once responsible for basically Sweden’s entire GNP. Slide onto one of the disco-est dancefloors and dance the night away. Purchase tickets to the show on SmartTicket.

SHIF is excited to announce that they are launching a brand-new monthly party series - TECH ME OUT. The debut event lands in Shanghai's newly opened POTENT nightclub at TX Huaihai on Saturday, at 10pm.

The Cotton Club Band has a long history in Shanghai. They’ve grown into an icon in the city’s nightlife entertainment over the years. Tickets are from 180rmb per person to 518rmb. Purchase tickets to the show on SmartTicket.


Every Fri, Sat until Apr 4

9 Color Deer

At SAIC Shanghai Cultural Square, comes the childhood story of the “Nine-Colored Deer”, a new stage interpretation of a classic fairytale. Admission to the show varies from 180rmb to 380rmb. Purchase tickets to the show on SmartTicket.


Bring your dog to the DIESEL Doggies Collection Launch Terrace Party, and you'll get a limited edition of the pet pack. Buy a DIESEL brave bar afternoon tea set for 258rmb, and you'll get special pet food customized by the Chef.


Eager to see what else is going on in Shanghai? Then over to the Events Directory to see what else is up.


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