Mar 10: Literary Lunch with Clare Wright
Before the M Min Mini March Liteary Festival, Stella Prize winner Clare Wright visits M on the Bund for a pre-festival Literary Lunch. Acclaimed for her groudbreaking book, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, she'll recount "the year my brain broke" - a year of difficulty that ultimately paved the road for her current success.
Mar 10, noon-1.30pm, RMB120 (with lunch and a drink). M on the Bund, see event listing.
Mar 10-13: Hamletas
Award winning director Oskaras Koršunovas has carved out a distinctly personal style in modern Lithuanian theater. He established an independent theater in 1998 and they will be tackling the Hamlet question on a China tour that stops off at Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center.
Mar 10-13, 7.30pm (with 2pm show on Sunday), RMB180-380, Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center,tickets.
Mar 11: Women’s Day Wellness Afternoon at Octave
Octave hosts this International Women’s Day luncheon that also features afternoon mindfulness sessions led by prominent female business leaders like Vanke Managing Director, Mercedes Yao and Green & Gorgeous by myLOHAS Founder & CEO Michelle Yeh.
Mar 11, 11am-2.30pm, RMB500, The Living Room by Octave, see event listing.
Mar 11-27: The Bookworm Festival (Suzhou)
Big month for literary fans with two international literary festivals around the area. The Bookworm Festival in Suzhou celebrates its 10th anniversary with a packed slate of workshops and talks from what will surely be an impressive bill. Stay tuned for details on their official website and check out our feature on The Bookworm's entry into publishing translated versions of leading contemporary Mainland writers..
Mar 11-27, The Bookworm Suzhou. See official website.
Mar 12: BIOFarm Farmer's Market
Enjoy an authentic farmer’s market at BioFarm. Go on a guided farm tour and pick seasonally fresh vegetables. Gardening products, preserved products, gourmet desserts and traditional Taiwan culinary favorites will also be available. After lunch,there will be workshop where participants will design their own frottage-style canvas bags.
Mar 12, 10am-4pm, RMB30 (free entry for BIOFarm members, children under 3 and seniors over 65). BIOFarm, see event listing.
Mar 12: St. Patrick's Féili Family Day
As part of the week-long 'Féile' celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish community’s annual St. Patrick's Féile Family Day provides an excellent opportunity for families of all backgrounds to enjoy Irish culture and soak up the abundant multi-cultural richness our city has to offer. The day will be full of fun and vibrant activities, including a parade and last year’s most popular event—a performance by Le Chéile Kids. A group of Irish children dressed in traditional costume will sing songs in Irish Gaelic and perform traditional dance numbers. Head there in your best vibrant green attire and celebrate a beloved holiday. For more, check out how to enter our ‘Green in China’ themed St. Patrick’s Day photography competition.
Mar 12, 11:30am-4pm, Jing An Kerry Centre, website.