The 5 best events this week
Apr 25-29: Three-body Problem
The stage adaptation of Liu Cixin’s universally acclaimed work of science fiction, a book praised by everyone from Barack Obama to Mark Zuckerberg, returns to Shanghai thanks to its popularity. The performance is in Chinese, however the shows on Apr 27 and Apr 28 will include English subtitles.
Apr 25: Wednesday Happy Hours
Well, don’t judge so fast. This event may not seem family-friendly at first sight, but it’s essentially a designer market with independent kids’ fashion brands. Come and enjoy a blend of gifts, accessories, make-up, manicure and more.
Apr 29 & May 1: Hand in Hand International Children's Music Festival
Hand in Hand International Children's Music Festival brings the best bands for kids from around the world to tour China. Bring your kid to their first rock show and bop along to Latin Grammy and Emmy award-winning and Grammy-nominated Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band (USA) and Hippe Gasten (Holland). Get ready for infectiously catchy surf rock melodies and high octane rock music for kids. It's a show the whole family can enjoy together!
Apr 29-May 1: Green Carnival Nautilus Fair
During the upcoming May Day holiday, Nautilus Fair will present Green Carnival, where you can not only enjoy assorted healthy snacks and drinks but also browse through an eclectic selection of independent designers and craft makers. In addition, there are numerous activities including a live show and sports. Come with your little ones and discover more creativity and inspiration!
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.
The 5 best upcoming events
May 12-13: Sound of Spring 2018
That's Shanghai and Urban Family's family carnival Sound of Spring is back! Join the festivities on May 12 and 13 at Jinqiao's Green Sunshine Stadium in this celebration of family quality time with tons of music, sports and activities.
May 11-20: Filskit Theatre: Bright Sparks
The show is about two totally different people, one logical and the other imaginative, finding ways work and play together. Delightfully humorous, playful and visually exciting, this original play explores the beauty of difference and how things are always better when we work together, which will bring both kids and adults some food for thought.
May 19-20: Best Friends China Pet Adoption
Best Friends China (BFC) will be holding their highly-anticipated pet adoption event at Kerry Parkside Pudong in May. If you are still looking for the companionship of a furry friend, join them for an event that’s bound to have you wanting to take home more than one. Come and meet more than 100 stray pets that are waiting to find permanent homes along with information on pet care services in Shanghai.
Jun 1-2: Moscow Children's Theatre •Dolls Music Troupe: Animal Carnival
A delightful performance for parents and kids, this vivid show with vibrant costumes brings animals to life, showcasing their big personalities and the many things we have in common. Having put on shows for both Disney and Universal, this pupper troupe, straight out of Moscow, will do more than make you smile, in a colorful show you won't soon forget.
Jun 16: Lightwire Th eater: Darwin the Dinosaur
DINO-LIGHT, formerly known as Darwin the Dinosaur, was the recipient of the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation Grant and is the first feature-length theatrical production created and performed by creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp. This glow-in-the-dark adventure is visually stunning and has been praised for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance, by audiences all over the world.