July 4-9: Cirkopolis
Cirque Éloize has blazed trails in the contemporary circus world for their ‘circus in a suitcase’ shows tailormade for theaters. For their inaugural China tour, they perform their Drama Desk Award winning show about one man’s efforts to bring some color into his dreary industrial town. Expect spectacular feats of acrobatics with props like the Cyr wheel, German wheel and the Chinese pole. For more, check out our feature on Cirkopolis.
July 8-17: Traces
Founded by seven former top members of Cirque du Soleil, Les 7 Doigts de la Main has been winning contemporary circus awards by mixing traditional acrobatics with contemporary dance and street elements like skateboarding and basketball. Traces follows seven people trapped inside as an unknown catastrophe is happening outside, who decide to live their last moments to the fullest. Suitable for ages five and up.
July 8-17, 7.30pm (Fri-Sun) and 2.30pm (Sat-Sun), RMB180-480. Shanghai Children Art Theatre, 800 Miaojiang Lu, by Xizang Nan Lu 苗江路800号, 近西藏南路 (400 610 3721, en.damai.cn)
July 9: Popup Shanghai Vintage Market
Kulou hosts this pop-up flea market featuring clothing, accessories, records and hand-made treasures.
Until July 10: Water Fight Season 2
After drawing thousands to the South Bund last year, this water fight carnival is back in an expanded 5,000- square-meter space. Players can choose to take part in the WaterFight Zone, a maze shaped spaced inspired by Running Man, or a Mega Water War, an epic free-for-all with 100 players randomly split into two teams with the goal of taking enemy ground. Beers and treats from the barbecue will be available. Ticket includes one water gun, two water grenades, a towel and a 60-minute game.
Until July 10, 1-9pm, RMB100-120 (weekdays) RMB120-150 (weekends). GLSA, 1353 Waima Lu, by Nanpu Bridge 外码路1353号，近南浦大桥 (400 610 3721, en.damai.cn)