Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Freshstart: Breakfast for Autism Awareness! @ Element Fresh
Why not make a difference before work this morning and support International Autism Month at Element Fresh. Get your April off to the best start possible with a power breakfast for charity. The charity, Freshstart holds Run in Blue for Autism next Saturday as well.
100 RMB (RSVP) // 7.45 AM – 9 AM
Jingan Kerry Centre, 1515 West Nanjing Road, near Changde Road // 南京西路1551号嘉里中心, 近常德路
April Fools Day Party @ MAO Livehouse
Cheat and lie, no strings attached, be extra-naughty for one-night only at MAO Livehouse. Fool around at the house of fun where no one will blame you for being bad.
98 RMB (advance) 120 RMB (door) // 8 PM
Floor 3, 308 South Chongqing Road // 重庆南路308号3楼
Art & Bass @ Kulou
Tap into your creative side at Kulou with an Art and music pop up event, featuring 12 artists from Shanghai Spectrum. International DJs turn up the bass and the bar serves happy hour buy-one-get-one-free house drinks from 8 PM – 9.30 PM.
NO COVER // 8 PM – LATE
222 South Xiangyang Road, near Yongkang Road // 襄阳南路222号, 近永康路
Thursday: Journey @ Yuyintang
Local rockers Thursday storm into Yuyintang with support from folk guitar goddess Hama. The two bands stand in stark contrast, the ballsy Shanghai boys and the sweet folk-singer.
40 RMB (presale) 60 RMB (door) // 8.30 PM
851 Kaixuan Road, near West Yanan Road // 凯旋路851号, 育音堂酒吧, 近延安西路
Space Debris Committee with Shxcxchcxsh @ The Shelter
Two children of planet Stockholm mysteriously find themselves playing techno at The Shelter. Resident DJs Ginga and Stanley get the basement party going from 10 PM, Shxcxchcxsh spin tracks ’til the early morning.
70 RMB // 10 PM
Basement, 5 Yongfu Road, near Fuxing Road // 永福路5号, 近复兴路
The Joker’s Battle Royale @ Mansion
The Joker’s Battle Royale sparks mayhem at The Mansion, celebrating April Fools day with jokes and surprises. The first 200 party-goers get a goodie bag and Yoshinaga headlines in the basement.
100 RMB incl. 5 drinks // 10 PM – 8 AM
Dynasty Villa B18, 851 Hongjing Road, near Yanan Road // 虹井路851号B18楼, 近延安路
BARNT @ Arkham
Say yes to the April Fools special at Arkham with headliners Max Shen and Radio Revolution. Scan the Arkham QR-code for free drinks tickets and more discounts at the bar.
70 RMB (presale) 100 RMB (door) // 10 PM
1 Wulumuqi Road, near Hengshan Road // 乌鲁木齐路1号, 近衡山路
Yes You Can @ Basement
The final Friday night dive opens from 2 AM on Saturday morning and happy hour starts from 3 AM at Basement. Party the night out with DJ Freek then slip into a coma, happy hour ends at 4 AM.
50 RMB incl. 1 drink // 2 AM – LATE
6 Yandang Road, near Middle Huaihai Road // 雁荡路6号, 近淮海中路
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And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
[Featuring MAO Livehouse, photo by Jeremy Breningstall]