Don't miss out on any of the family fun Shanghai offers! Here are our picks for this week's events:
Kate and Kimi Ice Cream Social
Kate & Kimi teams up with Gracie's to provide you a chance to build your dream ice cream sundae. Unlimited ice cream for the kids.
// July 17, 2-5pm, RMB50. Gracie's Ice Cream Cafe, 204 Xinle Lu, by Donghu Lu, 新乐路204号，近东湖路, 5465 1259
Movie Night at iKandy
What’s a better way of kicking back after a long week than having a movie night? Do it in style at the iKandy Ultralounge theater at the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel. Cozy up in the comfortable bean bags, choose your snacks from the special movie menu and watch the movie of the week.
Shaun the Sheep
Since debuting in the Academy Award-winning short A Close Shave, Shaun the Sheep has delighted fans in 180 countries with his popular titular TV show. The Wallace and Gromit spin-off is now in the spotlight again for his debut film. The unusually sharp Shaun finds himself in trouble after his shenanigans cause his farmer to get lost in the city where he suffers a bout of amnesia. Now, Shaun and his flock must venture from the farm, evade animal control and try to jog up the memories of their farmer, who has become a world-famous stylist. The family-friendly hit has already grossed nearly USD60 million worldwide and will be released in North America in August.
// On general release in cinemas July 17
G-Market, Episode 14
This summer market features water-guns and fishing games for the kids, traditional calligraphy classes and of course, plenty of vendors.
// July 17-19, 10am-9pm, Kerry Parkside, 1388 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu, 花木路1388号, 近芳甸路, 5033 8155
The Weekend Waffle
The Weekend Waffle takes over the Jing An Kerry Centre piazza for a tropical themed party. Enjoy an array of food and beverages, as well as live music and tropical dancers.
// July 17-19, 11am-9pm, free entry. Jing An Kerry Centre, 1515 Nanjing Road West, by Changde Lu, 南京西路1515号, 近常德路, 6025 7511.
Chinese Cooking Class + Wetmarket Tour
For Shanghai newcomers and Chinese kitchen beginners alike, Cook in Shanghai are hosting a cooking class and wetmarket tour. This is a nice and relaxing way of learning the basics of Chinese cooking, how to pick the best vegetables, how to bargain and more.
Redleaf Hospital 2nd Anniversary Carnival
The international women's hospital celebrates its second birthday with a family-friendly carnival.
// July 18, 3-7pm, free entry. Red Leaf Hospital, 1209 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Donghu Lu, 淮海中路1209号, 近东湖路, 6196 3333
Former French Concession Historic Tour
Learn everything you need to know about the Shanghai colonial history, from 1842 to 1949 with this historical tour. Explore the charming Molière and Massenet roads, discover unique colonial houses like the former residence of Chinese leaders Zhou Enlai and Sun Yat Sen, the house of the richest British family, and their link with Shanghai history. You will also visit one of the best wet markets in Shanghai and learn which kind of meats and vegetables are available as well as how to negotiate in Chinese!
Outdoor Patio Yoga at Andaz Xintiandi
Presented by Karma Life Yoga, the outdoor yoga summer sessions at Andaz Hotel are back. This event is free of charge and you can use the fitness center’s showers and changing rooms. Bring family and friends and finish with a tasty brunch at the hotel. Yoga mats are provided by the organizer but you are allowed to use your own. Spots are limited, so make sure to register in advance.
Peter Hibbard: Musings on Shanghai and Yorkshire Lecture
After moving from Shanghai to Yorkshire two years ago, Peter Hibbard is back in the city and hosting a gettogether to share an illustrated talk on some connections between his old and new homes. Hibbard is an urban planner and sociologist who devoted much of his life to researching the historic development of Shanghai and tourism in China.
// 7 – 9 pm, Radisson Blu Plaza Xing Guo Hotel, 78 Xingguo Lu, by Huashan Lu, 兴国路78号, 近华山路 (rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org)