The 5 best events this week
June 8-10: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Three beloved stories by award-winning author and illustrator Eric Carle, including his modern classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar, are brought to life onstage through the magic of black light and puppetry. Experience this imaginative approach to storytelling through theatre, which is narrated by Dashan, a Canadian performer and TV personality well known for his Chinese language skills.
June 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.
June 9: Summer Concert: SHCAT Junior Orchestra
Founded in November 2016, SHCAT orchestra now has 70 youth musicians, and has presented three public concerts and two charity concerts so far. This summer concert will include a repertoire of four solos and ten orchestra pieces and one quintet. All the music is arranged or composed by Mr. Gary Sanderson, and includes styles such as western, classical, Chinese traditional folk, jazz and ethic.
June 10: Best Friends China Pet Adoption
Local animal adoption platform Best Friends China is hosting its next adoption fair at The Place, Hongqiao. The event welcomes adopters looking to provide new homes for puppies and kittens, pet owners interested in chatting to pet clinic representatives, as well as volunteers to help out at the event.
All Month: Nickelodeon Exhibition
If your kids are fans of Nickelodeon’s cartoons, then they are in luck. Joining hands with the channel, Hubindao Shopping Mall has gathered its famous characters in the themed exhibition, including SpongeBob, Dora the Explorer and PAW Patrol, where children can not only interact with their favorite characters but also purchase related merchandise from the souvenir shops.
The 5 Upcoming events
June 24: 2018 Ironkids Shanghai BISSPX
You may have heard of the Ironkids, a triathlon series tailor-made for children between the ages of 7 and 15. Now your sporty little ones can sign up for the competition right here in Shanghai. This years' race includes running, along with swimming and biking. It's the perfect opportunity to test and prove their perseverance and endurance. Registration is open now.
July 6-7: Family Show: Adventure in the Universe
Being a perfect combination of animation and real people, the show centers upon a little boy Xiaoyin, who has to journey to a vast universe to save his father, who has been abducted by aliens. The performance will inspire your children's imagination and leave them intrigued by science.
Jul 20-22: Classic Picture Book Play: Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny
Based on classic bedtime stories, the play features endearing rabbit characters with the soothing rhythms of bunny banter and dream-like imagery that never fails to infuse young viewers. Mermaid’s staged adaptation of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny will bring a new sense of appreciation to stories that have delighted several generations.
English versions: Sat July 21, 2.30pm or Sun July 22, 10.30am. Chinese versions: Fri July 20, 7.30pm; Sat July 21, 10.30am or 4.30pm; Sun July 22, 2.30pm. RMB180-480. Shanghai Children's Art Theatre. See event listing. Book tickets here.
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.
Aug 17-19: Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live!
Direct from Australia, Erth's Dinosaur Zoo brings these remarkable pre-historic creatures to the stage as you've never seen them before, up close and personal. Observe and interact with these extraordinary life-like dinosaurs in this entertaining and highly imaginative live show. A tyrannosauric treat for all ages 3 and above.