Oct 10-16: Shanghai Rolex Masters
While not all kids will enjoy this one, it's a great event to take your aspiring young athletes to. As the only ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament held outside Europe and North America, this Shanghai tournament always attracts the world's biggest tennis stars. Current top ranked men's player Novak Djokovic will attempt to repeat as champ but must fend off a challenge from world's number two Andy Murray, who would love nothing more than to add a third Shanghai title to equal his Serbian rival.
Oct 9-16, 1pm, RMB160-8,000 or RMB2,000-4,500 (Oct 9-16 pass). Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center, 昆阳北路3028号, 近元江路
Oct 10-16: Shanghai French Week
Back for its 15th year, this celebration of everything French takes over Yandang Lu as usual. Vendors offering the finest in French fashion, design and food will be on-site. There will also be a Romantic France photo exhibition presenting works by Chinese photographer Wang Zhiping.
Oct 10-16, 11am-7.30pm (Sun-Thurs) and 11am-8.30pm (Fri-Sat), free entry. Yandang Lu.
Oct 14: The BFG
Steven Spielberg directs this live-action adaption of the Roald Dahl classic. Ruby Barnhill stars as Sophie, an orphan, who befriends Mark Rylance’s BFG - a 24 foot big friendly giant that’s called Runt by the other giants. Together they must save the human world from man-eating giants.
Oct 15-16: JZ Festival
With loads of family and kid related activities, JZ fest is one for the whole family to enjoy. If you go for the music, check out two-time Grammy Award winning singer Corinne Bailey Rae as she headlines both nights at China's largest jazz festival. As usual, the rest of the JZ Festival line-up is stacked with award-winning jazz greats (Eddie Gómez, Randy Brecker and the Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau Duo), inspired left-field choices (Death in Vegas with Sasha Grey) and top Mainland talent (Ttechmak and Soulspeak, Li Xiaochuan). For more, check out our feature on the return of JZ.
Oct 15-16, noon-11pm, RMB260 (per day). Expo Park.
Oct 16: SCAA Adoption Day
Get a cuddly addition to your home as Second Chance Animal Aid holds their monthly adoption day. All foster animals are healthy, happy and looking for a loving forever home.
Oct 16, 1-3pm, free entry. Shanghai Brewery,