The 5 best events this week
May 18-20: Live Animation Picture Book Theatre: You and Me and the Space Between
From the mind of Australia’s most accomplished children’s playwright, Finegan Kruckemeyer, comes a tale of wonder and invention that is brought to life in unexpected ways. Delivered via storytelling, choreographed projections and live drawn animation this production explores the plight of refugees fleeing environmental change through the eyes of a child.
May 19: Ronaldo Appearance at Kerry Parkside
If you're a soccer fan then you know the name Ronaldo. No, not that poncy perma-tanned Portuguese one. The Brazilian one, who won the World Cup twice and was FIFA World Player of the Year three times. Yes, real Ronaldo. Courtesy of King Bally EG and Shanghai-based Star Coaching, the legendary soccer star will display some well-known moves at a live performance this Saturday afternoon at the Kerry Parkside Mall Pudong forecourt.
May 19: H2H 100,000 Steps in 1 Day Challenge
Heart to Heart is a Shanghai-based charity that works with families of children in China with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD). This initiative is looking for participants to help raise money for their surgery. The operation costs RMB30,000, hence the fundraising goal. And it can be reached with your help.
Sat May 19, 3am-9pm. See event listing.
May 19: KIBUBU by Marie de Jongh
In this Spanish show, you will meet Xebas and Cocó. The clown duet decides to introduce a real gorilla to their new show to impress the audience. However, things may not go well as they expected. More than merely a comedy, both children and adults will be brought to laughter and given meaningful content to think about.
May 19-20: Best Friends China Pet Adoption
Best Friends China (BFC) will be holding their highly-anticipated pet adoption event at Kerry Parkside Pudong in May. If you are still looking for the companionship of a furry friend, join them for an event that’s bound to have you wanting to take home more than one. Come and meet more than 100 stray pets that are waiting to find permanent homes along with information on pet care services in Shanghai.
The 5 best upcoming events
Jun 1-2: Baby Loves Chinese Culture: Korean Gala
The diverse and distinctive ethnic culture is a major spiritual source of the Chinese nation. In conjunction with the top-level ethnic performing groups, the series performances aim to display the diversity and richness of Chinese ethnic culture and entice children to appreciate all it has to offer.
Jun 9: The Way We Love: Caring x Sharing x Giving
For the benefit of children with congental heart diseases, Shanghai Children's Health Foundation joins hands with Beacon of Love to present this meaningful Children's Day event. Here you can not only have a tasty buffet lunch, but also enjoy storytelling, kids' etiquette lessons, children craft workshop, family dance and music, parenting salon, family photo booth, fun booths and more.
Jun 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.
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.
Jul 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.