Aug 15-21: Olympics
Who can really resist Olympics fever? Expect China to rack up medals and for bars around the city to be screening prime events live late into the night (see our handy guide to Where to Watch the Olympics). The whole family can enjoy it!
Aug 16-28: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty
Knighted earlier this year for his excellent contribution to dance, Sir Matthew Bourne returns to Shanghai Culture Square where he packed the house last year with his legendary all-male adaptation of Swan Lake. This time, he’s given the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, a striking gothic makeover. Purchase tickets here through our friends GoPiao. For more, check out our interview with Matthew Bourne and designer Lez Brotherston.
Aug 16-28, 7.15pm (2pm matinees on weekends), RMB80-780, Shanghai Culture Square.
Aug 17-19: A-TA-KA!
Taking cues from the magical surrealism of Salvador Dalí, Spanish theater company Cal y Canto has created a wondrous street theatre show where fantastic animals swarm in the air over the heads of the audience. Suitable for all ages.
Aug 17-19, 6.30pm and 8.30pm, RMB120. Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre.
Aug 19: Happy Friday
The Yeti crew take over Jing An Kerry Centre for a mix of live mural art and music. DMC China champion DJ Wordy spins while the renowned Jayson Atienza pints a mural. Yeti DJs and Allan Marshall support while Vice’s Brandon Tucs does live murals. As always, expect a mix of food and drink pop-up vendors adding to the community vibe.
Aug 19, 5-10pm, RMBTBA. Jing An Kerry Centre.
Aug 20-21: Constellations
Painter Joan Miró’s colorful imagination comes to life in this kids-friendly dance show from Spain’s Arscaladanza Dance Combany. Choreographer Enrique Cabrera adds movements to the colorful images that defined Miró’s world. Appropriate for kids aged three and up.
Aug 20-21, 2.30pm and 7.30pm, RMB80-480. Shanghai Children's Art Theatre.
Aug 21: Dulwich Earthquakes Soccer Tryouts
Kids of all ages are invited to try out for the local football team that provides training three times a week from professional coaches. Team options include U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18 teams for boys and girls.
Aug 21, 8.30m-1pm, RMBTBA. Dulwich College.