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  • Artists on Artists

    The third edition of "Artists on Artists" brings four artists from different fields to talk about the person who influenced them the most. Learn about their histories, their stories, and their work; meet and drink with creative people....
  • Jane: Earth Day Special Documentary Screening

    Jane is a 2017 American biographical documentary film directed and written by Brett Morgen about primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist Jane Goodall. Jane Goodall, a young and untrained woman, challenges the male-dominated...
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    MBA & EMBA Alumni Mixer

    MBA & EMBA Alumni Mixer at Bleu Bar is a networking event dedicated to bringing together global MBA/EMBA, business school alumni and students in Shanghai. It's an opportunity to meet your fellow alumni, share experiences, and expand...
  • "Reviving Glory – Jazz & Blues à la Shanghai" Film Screening

    Hosted by the Royal Asiatic Society and China Crossroads, Reviving Glory – Jazz & Blues à la Shanghai by RAS Shanghai member Andrew Field is about the revival of jazz music in Shanghai in the 1990s. A product of...
  • Brow and Wax Opening

    Strip+Browhaus outlet is opening at Xintiandi, where you can join them for activities, special offers, and give aways like free brow and waxing treatments. Free brow shaping and under arm waxing will be available, supplies and slots are...
  • Wellington College China - Festival of Education

    Wellington College is hosting their 5th Festival of Education on April 24. This event is for educators and parents to come together, share ideas and gain new insights into teaching and learning. This year's theme is 'Interpreting the...
  • #thefutureof The Future of Champagne

    #thefutureof is a new monthly series that takes place in the surroundings of M GLAM overlooking the historic Shanghai waterfront. In this decidedly non-lecture format, Glam will share stimulating conversation with a wide variety of...
    • Community | Glam | Sat Apr 24
  • Open Your 7 Chakras

    Chakras are disks of energy that open and stay aligned in correspondence to bundles of nerves, major organs, and areas of the energetic body that affect emotional and physical well-being. Gain better awareness of any changes in your...
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    Build your own SmartFarm

    “Smart farming” is an emerging concept that refers to managing farms using modern technologies like IoT, robotics, drones, and AI to increase food production while optimizing the human labor required. Build your own...
  • Earth from Space: "A New Perspective"

    The first episode of the four-part film series, "A New Perspective" follows elephants, penguins, and seals from space. The film is in English and includes subtitles in English and Chinese. Post-screening there will be a disuccion with...
  • Le Wagon Demo Day

    Le Wagon's Demo Day is a showcase for the community. The trainees of the Web Dev(full-time) and Product Dev (part-time) will pitch the projects they coded during the last 10 days of the 9-week program. This event is for you if: You're...
  • BOOMI Earth Market

    For this market, BOOMI collaborated with one of Shanghai’s scooter rental, MUTE GARAGE. They will have 25+ eco-friendly and purpose-driven brands and delicious F&B vendors joining. Bring your furry friends along or go home...
  • Culture Connection Market

    Suga’hai is having the 3rd installment of the Cultural Connection Market. The goals of the event are to build community amongst Shanghai’s many expat cultures, support small businesses, and celebrate our diversity. There are...
  • Sip & Swap For Earth Day

    To celebrate Earth Day, Geneva is embracing a simple and fun way to keep textile waste out of landfills by embracing a reduce, recycle and reuse fashion swap. Please only bring clean and gently used clothes that you would be proud to...
    • Community | Geneva | Sun Apr 25
  • Return to Twenty Years Old

    With a decade of experience, Holly Beauty Salon is hosting a workshop to discover the secret of anti-ageing manual treatment. A highly tailored approach to suit your needs from skincare, anxiety relief and fatigue reduction,...
  • Ladies Who Tech: Logistics Tech

    The evolution of technology is pushing the boundaries and optimizing customers' experience. Companies that embrace innovative technology believe that making maximum, intelligence use of technology improves efficiency. McKinsey's...
  • The Challenges of Running Dragon Burn

    Have you ever heard about Dragon Burn or Burning Man? Learn what challenges organizations like this meet, and how they managed to make Dragon Burn the largest Burn event in China! A 30-minute speech by guest presenter Doc Bok will be...
  • Eco Commune Market

    Eco Commune Market is dedicated to supporting sustainable businesses and green initiatives, seeking out eco-friendly innovations and designs to bring to the communities. Bringing new accessories, fashion style, art, home, kids products...
  • Downdog with Your Dog

    Suitable for dog lovers and owners both, share your yoga practice with a furry friend! Moka Bros is hosting their monthly event Downdog with Your Dog, led in English and Chinese and designed for all levels. Tickets include treats, a...
  • UnTour's Hands-On Dumpling Delights Tours

    Are you obsessed with dumplings? On this food tour + cooking class on May 2nd, you’ll get off the beaten path to sample regional varieties of dumplings, from streetside stalls frying up potstickers to mom-and-pop shops serving...
  • Labor Day 2021

    This five-day holiday starts on the first Saturday of May. The makeup workdays are April 25 (Sunday) and May 8 (Saturday).
  • Mother's Day 2021

    Mother's Day is held on the Second Sunday of the Fourth Month on the Lunar Calendar. For this year, that day rests on May 8. Show appreciation and love to your momma by indulging in hugs, kisses and care. Restaurants around the city are...
  • Savvy Market

    Savvy Exchanger, a go-green lifestyle community, is hosting the Savvy Market where you can swap second hand clothes, books, vinyl, and furniture. There will also be live music, tarot readings, a graffiti wall, fashion styling, and food...
  • Save the Planet Recycle Event

    The aim of this event is to Recycle, Donate and Swap technology, video games, gadgets, or anything that’s considered electronics instead of letting them end up in landfills. So bring along your old, unused, outdated technology you...
    • Community | Geneva | Sun May 16
  • Design Shanghai 2021

    One of the biggest design expositions in the world, Design Shanghai gathers brands and galleries to share and present the latest achievements within their industry. The expo provides ample opportunity for networking to be done and...
  • Dragon Boat Festival 2021

    The one-day holiday falls on a Monday, how nice. There's no make-up workday, so enjoy that long weekend and fill up on plenty of zongzi .
  • Workshop: Work on your Strengths, not your Weaknesses

    People who focus on using their strengths are three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life. Join this workshop on April 13th (6:30-9pm) or 29th (9-11:30am) to discover your strengths and explore the effect of...
  • Baking for Charity

    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.
    • Community | SYB | Daily
  • Engaged Ecology: Introduction Programme

    To create a truly sustainable future: How can humans relate to the natural world? Should spirituality play a role? What would a future based on interconnectedness and honoring all life look like? What does the natural world mean to a...
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    Little Medical School Wilderness Medicine Weekend Camp

    Little Medical School is offering a Wilderness Medicine Weekend Camp from March 21 till May 16. The camp consists of 6 lessons with topics about water safety, snake bites, distress signals, and more. 
  • Meowning Yoga Charity Drive

    Maha Yoga Studio is introducting weekly yoga classes for 58rmb. The yoga classes will be every Monday and Wednesday from 7.30-8.30am. All of the proceeds will be donated to animal rescue charities. 
    • Community | Maha Yoga | Every Mon, Wed until Apr 28
  • Women & Mythology

    During 12 weekly meetings and one weekend, dwell on the archetypes of the female soul. Each meeting will be focused on 1 ancient myth where the facilitator will re-tell the story and dive into conversation and interpretation of the...
  • Organic Spray Tanning + Pink Himalaya Sea Salt Body Scrub

    Organic Spray Tan are offering 300rmb off an organic spray tan and Himalayan sea salt body scrub. All ingredients (except the Himalayan sea salt) are imported from the US. Thier tanning spray is made from a blend of organic ingredients...
  • Free Chinese Open Class

    GoEast Mandarin offers a free one-hour open classes on Sundays for total beginners, beginners & elementary level speakers. Registration required: use the QR code on the flyer.
  • Spare Leash Adoption Event Every FIRST and LAST Saturday of a MONTH

    Spare Leash and Bubba's are teaming up and offering monthly pet-friendly events starting March 6. For the next few months, people will be able to come to Bubba's Food Co. at Shangkangli. to adopt pets and buy pet products.  
  • Sunday Darts Tournament

    Every Sunday at 6pm, The Hai hosts a darts tournament for players of all levels. The winner of the tournament will be given a 200rmb voucher for the bar. A minimum of 4 players is needed to begin the tournament. Scan the QR code below...
  • Tennis Class for Beginners

    A 9-week long tennis clinic by Tennisline International Tennis Academy Shanghai, specifically designed for adults with no experience. The aim is to help beginner adults learn how to serve, rally, score, and play the game. All players...
  • Food Theory's Couple Class Deal

    Food Theory, a Shanghai F&B platform with many F&B experiences. The platform offers DIY classes, catering, private kitchen or party, team building, corporate and brand events. The package includes a class for two with...
  • Tennis Class for Beginners

    A 9-week long tennis clinic by Tennisline International Tennis Academy Shanghai, specifically designed for adults with no experience. The aim is to help beginner adults learn how to serve, rally, score, and play the game. All players...
  • Friday Free Beer and House Wine at Camel

    Every Friday, from 6-7pm, it's drinks on the house at the Camel for SmartShanghai readers. Register for a complimentary, one-hour free-flow of beer and house wines. Just show your confirmation to get the deal!
  • Tea Ritual and Ceremony Workshop

    Brewing tea is an art that is simple to learn, yet one can work on it a lifetime and never know all its secrets. Instruction will include learning about teaware and techniques that will open up many new dimensions of the tea experience...
  • Inferno SiNema

    Inferno's bring the magic of cinema to your souls. With movies ranging from, cheesy 80s action, insightful documentaries, retro slashers, surrealism, to anything Nic Cage; it never gets dull!