The 5 best events this week
Mar 2-4: Pet Adoption Day
Does it make your heart melt whenever you see your friends posting pictures of their lovely furry friends? Head down to The Hub (Hongqiao) and find yourself a puppy for company in the Year of the Dog. Even if you can’t adopt a pet of your own, attend the event to find out how you can become involved with the various charities in Shanghai.
Mar 3: Shadow Play - Forest Stories
Get ready to enjoy five well known children’s stories set in a forest, made into a shadow play! Perfect for kids between 4-8 years old, and a unique experience for the whole family. Your little ones will not only get some food for thought from the five tales, but also feel the charm of shadow puppet play.
Till Mar 4: Pink Love at K11
Shanghai K11 has created a pink fantasy for you. In and out, all you’ll see is the color pink, making it a pink land of worship: pink glass dome, pink Trojan horse, and an interactive photography installation with pink paper planes, all perfect spots for a great photo.
Till Mar 4: Gaudi’s Wonder World – Legend of the Century
If you know a thing or two about Spanish architecture, then you must have heard of Antoni Gaudi, the designer most of the world-renowned buildings in Barcelona, including the church of the Sagrada Família and Casa Milà. Now Joy City Mall has brought Gaudi’s style to Shanghai, where you can feel the passion in his works without flying to Spain.
All Month: Speckled Frogs: Music & Movement Class
Speckled Frogs is a music and movement class for children aged 6 months and upwards. Children will sing, dance, play with instruments, toys and a parachute, learn how to interact and share with each other, and of course blow lots of bubbles!
The 5 best upcoming events
Mar 10-11: Baby Loves Chinese Culture: Mongolian Gala
To bring kids their beautiful cultural heritage and spark their cultural confidence, Shanghai Children's Art Theatre, in conjunction with the top-level ethnic performing groups, created this brand new series. Through the song and dance performance, kids can not only enjoy the combination of stage show and costumes and instruments exhibition, but also get to appreciate the rich and diversified Chinese ethnic culture.
Mar 10-31: Puppet Show - The Monkey King vs. The White Bone Spirit
Another take on the classic chapter from the Journey to the West! This time the story will be presented in the form of puppet. If you haven’t planned anything that week, it's always worth booking tickets for the Chinese traditional art, and you can't go wrong with the classics.
Mar 16-25: La Petita Malumaluga: Beatles for Babies
In this lovely tribute to The Beatles, La Petita Malumaluga adapts classic songs like Yesterday, Let it Be and Hey Jude into new arrangements that the kids will love. Go and have a sing-song and introduce these timeless classics to your children. You'll also be encouraged to storm the stage and participate.
Mar 21-25: Aga-Boom
The highly-acclaimed Aga-Boom is coming to Shanghai this March. Taking inspiration from European theatrics and clowning, Aga-Boom cuts through the barriers of language and culture by using the art of slapstick comedy. A truly delightful show for the whole family.
July 5-8: PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue"
If your kid is a diehard PAW Patrol fan, then you are in luck because the live show is coming to Shanghai. Featuring action and practical knowledge, the series is popular among kids all around the world and has been aired in over 160 countries. What are you waiting for? Grab your kids to the adventure packed with surprises and laughters.
English version: Sat July 7, 3.30pm. Chinese versions: Thu-Fri July 5-6, 7.30pm; Sat July 7, 10.30am; Sun July 8, 10.30am or 7.30pm. RMB180-580. Shanghai Culture Square. See event listing. Book tickets here.