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Shanghai's Best Weekend Events

Ready for another big weekend in the big city? Read on for the round up...






Kate & Kimi: Spring Fling Fair


Friday from 11AM to 1PM, the Britannica International School hosts this spring party. Find face painting, egg hunts, a bouncy house, live music, parade, and 20+ local chefs and food vendors, such as Strictly Cookies, Tock's, Mr. Waffle and La Coyota.

Find it: Britannica International School Shanghai 1988 Gubei Lu, near Wuzhong Lu 




Shing02 Love (Sic) Tour: Tribute to Nujabes


One of the most innovative Asian emcees currently active, Shing02 raps fluently in both Japanese and English about issues from racism to education, which are laid over a soulful blend of jazz and hip-hop. His Shelter set is part of a musical tribute tour honoring esteemed Japanese producer Nujabes, who died in a car accident in 2010.

Find it: The Shelter 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Lu 




Emma Pollock China Tour


Emma Pollock is the former frontwoman of The Delgados, an influential and critically acclaimed Scottish shoegazing band from the late '90s. We interviewed her here. Check out her China debut at Yuyintang, where she'll perform with a band comprised of local musicians from Shanghai and Suzhou. Local garage rockers Banana Monkey and XXYY will open. RMB100.

Find it: Yuyintang, 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu 



Nigel Richards China Mini-Tour


Factory 54 amps up its attempts at international bookings with a set by Philadephia-based DJ Nigel Richards. Normally dealing in tribal and dark tech-house, he'll dabble instead in old school club tracks and "ravey-gravy house beats" to suit Factory 54's Warhol-in-New-York theme Local DJs Nasty Nate and Logan Hudak spin in support.

Find it: Factory 54, 5/F, 195 Guangfu Lu, near Wuzhen Lu 



The Same As It Ever Was


Santo Chino's monthly old school vinyl party goes down again at Dada. This low-key, friendly dance party at Dada features expertly curated funk and disco (from Donna Summer to Fela Kuti) from the personal collections of this local record nerd. No cover. 

Find it: Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu



Where Is Bill? @ M1NT


Friday night M1NT throws a Kill Bill themed party. Expect over the top costumes and performances.

Find it: M1NT 24F 318 Fuzhou Lu, near Shandong Zhong Lu






Shanghai Family Kids Club Easter Party 2015


From 11:30AM to 4PM, celebrate Easter differently this year with the Shanghai Family Kids Club. Enjoy an egg hunt, egg roll, sack races and various arts and crafts. RMB350 adult and kids over 12, RMB180 kids 6 to 11, children under 6 free. Fee includes optional complimentary return shuttle bus ride and free parking for all Kids Club Members.

Find it: Fairmont Yangcheng Lake 3668 West Ma’anshan Lu, Kunshan 




Asia Wellness Summit 2015


Founded by Sprout Lifestyle and presented by Red Leaf Women's Hospital, this one-day wellness summit includes keynotes, interactive wellness workshops and a health bazaar. Lunch and an evening cocktail reception is included. Presale tickets are available at Sprout Lifestyle stores for RMB600. Otherwise, RMB700 at the door.

Find it: Living Room by Octave 357 Jianguo Xi Lu, near Taiyuan Lu 




Day Drink @ Dogtown


Saturday is meant to be super nice out, so go take advantage of Dogtown's free keg of Brewer’s & Union Neu Blk. It starts at noon and the free keg will go quick.

Find it: Dogtown 409 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu 



Frau Ana Pop-up @ wtf* Bite & Bikes


From 2 to 6PM, celebrate Frau Ana's 5th Anniversary. Shop her clothing and accessories, enjoy the stylings of DJ Mau Mau, get special discounts and other delicious surprises.

Find it: wtf* Bite & Bikes Shaanxi Nan Lu Lane 550, No. 25 B101, near Shaoxing Lu 



Clay & Pottery Workshop by ShanghaiPRIDE


Come solo or with friends; wine, coffee and tea will be served to get those creative juices flowing. RMB80 online advance registration includes one drink; price at the door is RMB100. Early bird price ends March 21, but you can contact Jason at 185 1614 1112 (before Mar 28) to buy a ticket. Email shanghaipride@gmail.com for details.

Find it: Miaoxiansen F25 - No 20, Alley 380, Tianyaoqiao Lu, near Nandan Dong Lu 



Candle Light Night @ The Grand Kempinski Hotel


In celebration of Earth Hour, enjoy a one night stay in a Bund view room, a candle-lit dinner for 2 at either Acqua or Albero and breakfast the next day at Elements. RMB1,588 + 15%. Email reservations.shanghaipudong@kempinski.com or call 86 21 3867 8888.

Find it: The Grand Kempinski 1288 Lujiazui Huan Lu, near the Oriental Pearl TV Tower




A Guy Called Gerald @ Lola


This Manchester-based house and techno pioneer performs at Lola. Active since the late '80s, he first found fame from the tribal funk track "Voodoo Ray," and went on to produce a series of first rate club tracks that touched on everything from jungle and drum and bass to acid house. Don't miss this strong booking for the club. RMB100 includes one drink.

Find it: Lola 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu



VOID | The Horrorist


NYC-based experimental EBM musician The Horrorist comes to Shelter. His brand of pitch black industrial techno, most famously the track “One Night in NYC,” weaves together a playful, creepy overlay of lyrics about the evils of city living with abrasive, danceable beats.  For this live set, expect an array of costume changes, crowd interaction and manic energy. Support from VOID DJs Shanghai Ultra, Wensen and Ginsburg. RMB60. 

Find it: The Shelter 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Lu 






La Coyota's Mexican Brunch


La Coyota and El Bodegon have teamed up to offer all-you-can-eat brunch for RMB178. For an additional RMB80, make it all-you-can-drink as well. 11AM-3PM.


Find it: 4F, 83 Changshu Lu, between Julu Lu and Changle Lu 


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