Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Formula One Grand Prix @ Shanghai International Circuit
The third race of the F1 Grand Prix season takes place at Shanghai International Circuit, bringing all the motor heads and speed demons out of hiding to get a whiff of oil and sweat. Nico Rosberg zooms in, looking for another win after the Australian and Bahrain Grand Prix, plus you can ogle at the pit girls and last year someone from the audience jumped the fence onto the track. If you’re as quick as Rosberg you might still get a ticket!
380 RMB // 12 PM – LATE
2000 Yining Road, Jiading // 上海国际赛车场, 伊宁路2000号, 嘉定
China Sexpo @ Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center
The China Adult-care (Sex Toys) Expo gets down to business at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center from today, featuring AV stars and droves of ogling blokes with cameras. Probably not the most private place to go shopping for a new play thing, but it might expand your horizons and give you a glimpse of what’s out there!
80 RMB (advance) 100 RMB (door) // 9 AM – 5 PM (Thurs – Sun)
2739 Guangfu Xi Lu, near Zhongjiang Lu // 光复西路2739号, 近中江路
Mifan Mama Charity Afternoon Tea @ Hakkasan
Support children in Pingdingshan, Henan province, with Mifan Mama at Hakkasan. Take the whole family, there’s a kids playing area and adults can participate in the silent auction whilst having a nibble and a natter around friends.
88 RMB // 2.30 PM – 5 PM
The Bund, Floor 5, 18 East Zhongshan 1 Road, near East Nanjing Road // 中山东一路18号5楼, 外滩, 近南京东路
Zainab Johnson @ Kung Fu Komedy
Kung Fu Komedy announces its first ever international female headliner, Zainab Johnson! She’s a semi-finalist from NBC’s Last Comic Standing and describes her childhood in NYC as ‘not super-ghetto but not, not ghetto’.
170 RMB (presale) 200 RMB (door) // 8.30 PM
Floor 4, 1 North Xiangyang Road, near Julu Road // 襄阳北路1号4楼, 近巨鹿路
NYUSH Sustainable Development Conference @ NYU Shanghai
The Sustainable Development Conference at NYU Shanghai aims to raise awareness of current environmental issues, which should guide social and economical structures. The university quotes South Korean Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, “Sustainable Development is the pathway to the future we want for all”.
NO COVER (RSVP) // 9.30 AM – 6 PM
NYU Shanghai Auditorium, 1555 Century Avenue // 世纪大道1555号, 上海纽约大学
Glamour Lab @ V2 Spa (Andaz Hotel)
Ladies, get yourself pampered for 3 full hours at V2 Spa (Andaz Hotel) courtesy of Glamour Lab. Max & relax with makeup artists, fashion advisers, hairdressers, manicurists, skincare specialists, and more. You will be treated to a mouthwatering desserts buffet, delicious drinks and bubbly cocktails.
450 RMB incl. sweet treats & delicious bubbly drinks // 10 AM & 2 PM (SAT & SUN)
88 Songshan Lu, near Taicang Lu // 嵩山路88号近太仓路, 上海安达仕酒店B1楼
Commune Market @ Porcellino
Ladies, browse independent and eco-friendly designer clothing, jewellery, bags, accessories and more at Porcellino Spanish restaurant. Blokes, you can drink twice as much wine and eat three-times as much BBQ as your other half whilst she shops!
NO COVER // 11 AM – 6 PM
Floor 1, Building B, 753 Yuyuan Road, near Jiangsu Road // 愚园路753号B号楼1楼, 近江苏路
The V Good Fair @ Urban Soup Kitchen
Rejoice with the beginning of “The Good Project”, collaborating with the Library Project, at Urban Soup Kitchen in Xujiahui. The charity builds libraries in rural parts of China, and you can help by slurping up a bowl of soup for a good cause.
NO COVER // 11 AM – 7 PM
45 North Caoxi Road, near Zhaojiabang Road // 漕溪北路45号, 近肇嘉浜路
Tantra @ Just Yoga
“Hidden treasure of Tantric Sexuality-awakening of your inner truth” at Just Yoga in Xujiahui. Join Leo for a free introduction to tantric yoga and RSVP by WeChat.
NO COVER (RSVP) // 10 AM – 11.30 AM
Tianping Hotel, Floor 7, 185 Tianping Road, near Hengshan Road // 天平路185号7楼, 近衡山路
Lizzie’s All Natural Barbecue @ Anken Life
Join Lizzie’s All Natural Barbecue at Anken Life an afternoon loaded with local, organic food, a farmers’ market, live music, fitness classes and craft beer. Take your friends and family, and cheers to the beginning of spring with a fantastic summer to come!
NO COVER // 12 PM – 6 PM
667 Changhua Road, near Anyuan Road // 昌化路667号, 近安远路
Build a Basic Hydroponic System @ XinCheJian
Learn the dark art of hydraulics at XinCheJian and build your own hydroponic system at home for growing veggies and such. The DIY technologists on Yuyuan Road offer members rates for people who have a real thirst for practical knowledge.
150 RMB (members) 200 RMB (non-members) // 2 PM – 4 PM
Floor 1, Building 3, 28 East Yuyuan Road // 愚园东路28号3号楼1层, 新车间
Split Works: Destroyer @ Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Chamber Hall
Split Works presents a massive sell-out gig at Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall. Canadian indie-rockers, Destroyer treat your ears to mystical, monstorous songs with strings, horns and piano.
80 RMB – 180 RMB // 7.45 PM
Chamber Hall, 1380 Middle Fuxing Road, near Baoqing Road // 复兴中路1380号, 近宝庆路, 上海交响乐团音乐厅·演艺厅
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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[Featuring Zainab Johnson @ Kung Fu Komedy]