The 5 best events this week
Jun 1: The Little Singers of Paris
The choirboys will be performing a program consisting of classical works by French and German composers as well as selected folk tunes from around the world. Coinciding with International Children’s Day, this is the perfect occasion to celebrate the Little Singers’ vocal talents with the whole family.
Jun 1-2: Xavi’s Concert
Can you make music with a watering can, a ladder or even with a fence? The answer is: Yes! Sweet or sophisticated melodies, pieces of blues, jazz, popular songs and original compositions played with impossible instruments. Three talented musicians with extensive experience in their careers have come together to offer a unique concert, which has all the hallmarks of a humorous master class.
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 2: Studio 5 Children’s Day
Studio 5 is organizing an incredible Children’s Day open house on June 2. Their in-house independent designer brands include kids’ decorations and clothes, women’s wear, handbags, jewelry and home décor, and they collectively invite you to the studio to celebrate. There will be activities including face painting, henna art, a craft workshop and family pictures for you and your kids to enjoy.
Jun 3: Family Comedy Show: ¡Muu!2
¡Muu!2 is a satire about the world of bullfighting including the sense of honor, macho posturing, bravery, motherland, national festival and animal cruelty. These are all wrapped up in the sacred, invincible values which, well into the 21st century, pits man against beast in the manner of the Roman circus.
The 5 best upcoming events
Jun 8-10: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Classics
Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. What are you waiting for? Grab your kids and experience the imaginative approach to storytelling through theatre.
Jun 9: The Way We Love: Caring x Sharing x Giving
For the benefit of children with congenital heart diseases, Shanghai Children's Health Foundation joins hands with Beacon of Love to present this meaningful Children's Day event. Here you can indulge in a tasty buffet lunch and also enjoy storytelling, kids' etiquette lessons, a craft workshop, family dancing and music, parenting salon, family photo booth and more.
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.
Jul 25-31: Cats the Musical
CATS is one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history. Since its premiere, it has been presented in over 30 countries, translated into 15 languages and seen by over 73 million people worldwide. With "timeless music, spectacular sets and a superb cast" (Daily Mirror), breathtaking choreography and of course the unforgettable song 'Memory,' it is a magical musical like no other.
Aug 16-19: Cirque du Soleil: TORUK - The First Flight
The world’s greatest circus is coming to Shanghai! The show brings James Cameron’s record-breaking 2009 blockbuster Avatar to life. The show has garnered rave reviews from critics and audiences alike with its thrilling plot and world-famous acrobatics. It’s the mind-blowing world of Avatar like you've never seen before. Early Bird Tickets are on sale now until 10am, Tuesday, May 29, so snag them while you still can!