The 5 best events this week
March 31-Apr 1: Urban Family Shanghai Young Scholars' Day and Easter Brunch
Easter is almost upon us and we invite all families to join this festive event over the weekend. We have prepared delicious brunch menu with entertainment for you and your little ones to indulge. After the feast, there will be workshops which will deliver a myriad of valuable information on topics such as early childhood education, debating, mathematics and technology. What are you still waiting for? Book now to enjoy an Urban Family Easter.
Mar 30-Apr 1: Hofesh Shechter Company: Grand Finale
Internationally celebrated choreographer, Hofesh Shechter's latest work is bold and ambitious, featuring ten dancers and six musicians. The piece combines dance, theatre and comedy to form a performance full of energy and fun. The show has been nominated by the Olivier Awards as one of the best new dance productions, and you have to experience it yourself to understand why.
Mar 31-Apr 1: Commune Market Spring Market
Commune Market is back to showcase the many talented and diverse movers and shakers in Shanghai. Bringing you a blend of gourmet food, international culture, unique retail, music and drinks for a fun and vibrant weekend. Come to Commune Market, a creative platform for local designers, entrepreneurs and unique brands to develop awareness and to grow their businesses.
Apr 4: James Blunt Afterlove Tour
Brace yourselves, Blunt fans! The one-and-only British heartthrob is coming to Shanghai this spring. The visit is part of the recording artist’s Afterlove Tour, a global, multi-month whirlwind that will span four continents. While the circuit is primarily intended to promote the singer-songwriter's latest album, The Afterlove, fans in China can still expect to hear plenty of their favorite classics.
Apr 13-15: F1 Family Package - 2018 FORMULA 1 (F1) CHINESE GRAND PRIX
This spring, don’t miss the greatest racing show on earth, as the pinnacle of racing technology hurtles around China’s finest track, at breakneck speeds. You know what’s even better? Some pretty amazing deals for parents who want to bring their kids along!
The 5 best upcoming events
Apr 21-22: Baby Loves Chinese Opera - Sichuan Opera & Pingtan
Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre brings the third series to the stage in 2018: Baby Loves Chinese Opera. In these four plays staged throughout the year, combined with exhibitions and workshops, the theatre will immerse children in the charm of Chinese opera, to ignite their interest in these traditional performing arts.
Apr 30-May 1: Puppet Show - The Ugly Duckling
You may know the story of The Ugly Duckling, which was written by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen and became a fairy tale beloved by people around the world. But have you seen the story presented in the form of puppet play? Brought to you by Shanghai Puppet Play Company, your little ones will not only gain some food for thought, but also feel the charm of puppet play.
May 9-13: Fireflies: Shadow Kingdom
In the show, actors will tell vignettes from various cartoon worlds, using actors behind a semitransparent screen to illustrate lovable, well-known characters living different scenes from their lives. Prepare to go on an adventure with characters including Alice, Elsa and Aladdin and explore the mysterious world of shadows.
May 11-13: Guess How Much I Love You
Based on Sam McBratney’s beloved children’s classic, the show is about the tale of Little and Big Nutbrown Hare, who compete to measure their love for each other in what has become a classic, lovable story. Join the two bunnies as they jump off the pages and onto the stage, in a live, magical journey that is perfect for tiny theatergoers.
Jun 3: Family Comedy Show: ¡Muu!2
¡Muu!2 is a satire about the world of bullfighting. The sense of honor, the macho posturing, the bravery, the national festival and animal cruelty, wrapped up in the sacred values continuing well into the 21st century that pit man against beast.