Well, the F1 festivities started last night but the races officially begin today! If you’re not heading out to the track to view world class drivers race around at dizzying speeds, you can catch it playing at one of the many sports bars in town. Speaking of sports bars, The Camel is turning one and in true Aussie spirit, shouting everyone a beer who drops by between 6-9pm. On Saturday, the Eco Design Fair is back with a myriad of activities including fashion shows, a bike ride, and interactive workshops, showing you how to live more green. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
F1 GRAND PRIX The F1 Grand Prix returns to Shanghai for the weekend with the world’s best racing teams and celebrity drivers. Driver Brit Jensen Button will be defending his title on the 16-turn track, exceeding speeds of 220mph.
80-3280RMB // Apr 15-17, 9am-9pm // Shanghai International Circuit // 2000 Yining Lu, Jiading (上海国际赛车场, 伊宁路2000号)
THE CAMEL’S 1ST BIRTHDAY The Aussie-run sports bar haven is blowing out its first birthday candles and inviting everyone down to celebrate with a free beer if you come between 6-9pm. It’s 25RMB drinks the whole night plus live music and prize giveaways.
Free // The Camel // 1 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu (岳阳路1号, 近东平路)
KUNGFU KOMEDYShanghai’s only group of local standup comedians is back for another night of comedy. They’ll bring the funny, you bring the laughs–running tonight and Saturday. 50RMB includes a drink.
50RMB // 9pm // O’Malley’s // 42 Taojiang Lu near Wulumuqi Lu (桃江路42号，近乌鲁木齐路)
ECO DESIGN FAIR If you took part in the recent lights out for Earth Hour and were left wanting to learn more about sustainable eco living, then the upcoming Eco Design Fair should be just the thing for you. It aims to promote green tools to support eco friendly lifestyles in Shanghai, kicks off with a bike ride and includes kids activities, a scavenger hunt, interactive workshops on urban farming, sustainable business, and fashion shows.
Free // 10am-5pm // The Waterhouse // 1-3 Maojiayuan Lu, near Zhongshan Nan Lu (毛家园路1-3号1楼， 近中山南路)
4 SQUARE DAY “Check in” to The Galerie at The Hilton to celebrate the world’s Four Square day on April 16 because 4 squared = 16, get it?
Free // 8:30-11:30pm // The Galerie at The Hilton // 250 Huashan Lu, near Yan’an Lu (上海静安希尔顿酒店, 华山路250号，近延安路)
MAO LIVEHOUSE’S JAPAN FUNDRAISER Mao Livehouse hosts an afternoon of fun and fundraising to help the relief efforts of the Japanese earthquake. Throughout the afternoon there will be band performances, dance acts as well as other artists. There will be an opportunity to donate money as well as write a message to the people of Japan. All proceeds to be donated to the relief effort.
30RMB, 20RMB pre-sale // Mao Livehouse // 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu (重庆南路308号, 近建国中路)