The 5 best events this week
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.
May 5: Free Storytelling Workshop for Kids
Come and attend this specially-designed, free workshop for first time storytellers. Through intriguing and engaging activities, kids will be encouraged to become confident speakers. A certificate of workshop attendance will be given to all children upcon completion.
May 5: Suzhou Day Trip
In collaboration with Ctrip and the Suzhou Tourism Bureau, the day trip will grant you a great opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of Suzhou’s intangible cultural heritage, including a visit to Suzhou Museum, a boat ride through 'the Venice of China,' a sightseeing to the historic Pingjiang Jie and more.
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 11-13: 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.
May 11-12: Claude Moreau: Palettes magiques
This visual theater show transports children to an enchanted world of painting and music, bringing to life the mysteries of how art is made. Learn about Van Gogh’s stars, Monet’s flowers, and the world of Magritte and Kandinsky, all the while listening to music from Bach, Chopin, Shubert, Debussy Grieg and Sibelius.
Jun 1-3: Shadow Play – Mulan
Shanghai Puppet Theater is staging a new multimedia shadow play production of the timeless fable "Mulan." The story of Hua Mulan, a girl who disguises herself as a man and goes to war in place of her elderly father, has been adapted into numerous films and television works. This new shadow play version of the beloved story includes stunning sets, sentimental music and fantasy elements that breathe fresh life into an age-old art form.
Jun 23-24: Ju Percussion Group: Baby Beans Do Re Mi Children's Concert
Rooted in Taiwan and shining on the world stage, the Ju Percussion Group has continued to maintain its ‘Moving On’ spirit and unique approach to blending tradition and modern, balancing east and west. To date, the group has played in 31 countries around the world. If you haven't planned anything when it’s in Shanghai, try this creative event, which may unlock your little ones' inner musical potential.