Apr 7-9: Urban Family Young Explorers
Urban Family has built a mini city for families to explore at The Place. Kids can indulge their inner scientist by joining in on some magic medical experiments or watching a simulation of a volcanic eruption. Other activities include a kid’s car racing game, making fossils and a very cool Tesla driving opportunity for That’s and Urban Family readers.
Apr 7-9, 11am-5pm, RMBTBA. The Place, see event listing.
Apr 7-9: F1 Chinese Grand Prix
Stars of racing converge in Shanghai for the annual China stop in the Formula One series. Michael Schumacher still holds the current track record at 1:32.238 minutes in the 56 laps race. The big race goes down on April 9, but there are a weekend of activities planned, with special family tickets for one adult and one child available from RMB1,080-1,880.
Apr 7-9, RMB860-2,760. Shanghai International Circuit, see event listing.
Apr 8-12: Swan Lake
If you've got any young aspiring ballerinas in your house, this could be a great classical performance to take them to. Shanghai Ballet presents their grand adaptation of the Tchaikovsky classic. With former English National Ballet artistic director Derek Deane overseeing choreography, stage and costume design, this version of Swan Lake has been dazzling local audiences since its 2015 Valentine’s Day premiere.
Apr 8-12, 7.30pm, RMB80-680. Shanghai International Dance Center, see event listing.
Apr 11 - May 10: Wicked
Grab your tickets fast! Stephen Schwartz’s hit musical goes back to the Land of Oz, telling the stories of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. While the film paints the Wicked Witch as a villain, Wicked has fun with its story, recasting her as a victim to the Wizard’s corrupt government. This show is great for ages 6 and up.
Apr 11-May 10, 7.15pm (Tues-Sun) and 2pm (Sat-Sun). Shanghai Culture Square, see event listing.