Nov 7-Dec 11: ACT Shanghai International Theatre Festival
Perfect for the young thespians in your family, this massive theatre festival celebrates its 12th edition with award winning shows from across the world like Polish mime maestro’s Trygve Wakenshaw’s Kraken (Nov 13-15, pictured above) and Hong Kong’s groundbreaking physical theatre show Titus Andronicus 2.0 (Nov 18-20).
Nov 5-Dec 11, various times, RMB120-280 per show. Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre.
Nov 9-13: West Bund Art + Design Fair 2016
The budding cultural corridor of the West Bund celebrates the third edition of this international art fair, welcoming 31 leading contemporary galleries from around the world. Highlights include the first large scale exhibition from pop art master Alexander Katz (pictured) and the opening of ShanghART’s West Bund gallery.
Nov 9-13, noon-6pm (Wed-Fri), 10am-6pm (Sat-Sun), RMB60-80. West Bund Art & Design Center.
Nov 10-11: Autism Conference on Maximizing Potential
A great event for parents, Autism Partnership hosts this two-day workshop featuring renowned experts Dr. Ronald Leaf and Toby Mountjoy discussing effective treatments to maximized the potential of children with autism. Topics include dealing with challenging behavior, enriching the lives of autistic children and developing an understanding of language.
Nov 10-11, 9am-4pm, RMB2,450 (RMB1,960 each for groups of three or more). InterContinental Shanghai Puxi, see event listing.
Nov 11-13:Shanghai International Kids Fashion Week
China’s first and most high profile kids fashion event returns for its fifth edition. Designers will attempt to redefine the future of kids fashion while celebrating the leading brands in America, Europe, China and across the world will show off their latest seasonal collections and custom series. While the show is invitation only, we are giving away passes. For your chance to win, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact number and the number of kids attending. More info can be found at sikfw.com.
Nov 12: Pac-12 China Game
Your young basketball fans are in luck as academic powerhouses Harvard and Stanford kick off their college basketball regular seasons in the second edition of the Pac 12 China game, presented by Alibaba. Last year's edition marked the first time an American sport held a regular season game on Mainland China and drew in over 8,000 fans. Aired live on ESPN, this game will feature the debut of Harvard's highly touted freshman point guard Bryce Aiken. For more, check out our Pac 12 China preview.
Nov 12, noon, RMB80-980. Mercedes-Benz Arena, see event listing.