The 5 best events this week
Mar 10-31: Puppet Show - The Monkey King vs. The White Bone Spirit
Another take on the classic chapter from the Journey to the West! This time the story will be presented in the form of puppet. If you haven’t planned anything that week, it's always worth booking tickets for the Chinese traditional art, and you can't go wrong with the classics.
Mar 15 – Apr 15: Where Great Writers Gather – Treasures of the British Library
If you are a fan of writers like Charlotte Bronte and D.H. Laurence, then you are in luck. In collaboration with the British Library, the Shanghai Library will hold an exhibition showcasing letters and original scripts from world renowned British writers. Learn why the literature masterpieces such as Jane Eyre and the Pickwick Papers were created and participate in lectures and recital contests to delve further in the age of great writers.
Mar 16-25: La Petita Malumaluga: Beatles for Babies
In this lovely tribute to The Beatles, La Petita Malumaluga adapts classic songs like Yesterday, Let it Be and Hey Jude into new arrangements that the kids will love. Go and have a sing-song and introduce these timeless classics to your children. You'll also be encouraged to storm the stage and participate.
All Month: Shanghai Zoo
Presenting more than 6,000 animals, the Shanghai Zoo is divided into five sections: primates, herbivores, carnivores, birds and amphibians. Along with the large variety of animals to observe and the panda exhibit, visitors can also enjoy the various shows and entertainment attractions throughout the day.
All Month: NBA Playzone
Being the first NBA-themed indoor attraction designed for children and their families in China, the NBA Playzone will bring NBA excitement through a variety of basketball-inspired play areas and activities. Still open during the Spring Festival, the 1,500-square-meter destination will be a great option for you and your little ones over the festival season.
The 5 best upcoming events
Mar 24: Punchline Comedy
Get ready for a date night or a night of laughter with friends. Kerry Hotel Pudong is presenting the best comedy show of the year. Kevin McGahern, Karl Spain and Fred Cooke, all Irish comedians and all experienced performers, will bring you an all-star comedy night. If you’re looking for a fun night out, then this is it.
Apr 5-12: Arena en los Bolsillos: Little Max
Founded in Granada, Spain in 2008, Arena en los Bolsillos is a professional theater company specializing in puppet and object theater for babies and toddlers. This time, they will present a show called Little Max, which focuses on a 2-year-old girl with a flipper for a foot. The show will impress you by its amazing setting as well as bring you and your little ones some food for thought.
Apr 13-15: F1 Family Package - 2018 FORMULA 1 (F1) CHINESE GRAND PRIX
This spring, don’t miss the greatest racing show on earth, as the pinnacle of racing technology hurtles around China’s finest track, at breakneck speeds. You know what’s even better? Some pretty amazing deals for parents who want to bring their kids along!
April 20-22: Longines Global Champions Tour of Shanghai 2018
The world’s premier show jumpers battle for big prize money and are jockeying for supremacy of the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT), as it returns to Shanghai for the fifth year running.
July 5-8: PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue"
If your kid is a diehard PAW Patrol fan, then you are in luck because the live show is coming to Shanghai. Featuring action and practical knowledge, the series is popular among kids all around the world and has been aired in over 160 countries. What are you waiting for? Grab your kids to the adventure packed with surprises and laughters.
English version: Sat July 7, 3.30pm. Chinese versions: Thu-Fri July 5-6, 7.30pm; Sat July 7, 10.30am; Sun July 8, 10.30am or 7.30pm. RMB180-580. Shanghai Culture Square. See event listing. Book tickets here.