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What's On

This column compiles popular activities and events in Shanghai, so you don't have to! It covers exhibitons, concerts, drama performances and other fun activities. This useful guide will help you decide where to head when you have some spare time. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, please contact us at zhengqiong@shanghaidaily.com.
Art & Culture

Classic theater play to be staged

The play is a collaboration between 77-year-old Kunqu Opera master Cai Zhengren and Peking Opera artists Shi Yihong, Xi Zhonglu, Ke Jun and Hu Xuan.

Welcome to the world of Pandora

Cirque du Soleil brings its "Avatar"-inspired multimedia show "Toruk – The First Flight" to Shanghai in spectacular fashion.
Art & Culture

English tour guide available for Dunhuang exhibition

"Special Exhibition on Music and Dance Scenes in Dunhuang Murals," ongoing at Xuhui Art Museum, has attracted nearly 25,000 visitors within two months.

Homegrown animated film to hit theaters

The lighthearted movie revolves around a group of food who embark on an adventure to fight against pirates of octopus and salted fish. 

Interactive children's drama to be staged in Shanghai

The English-language play is popular in North America for its fun and interactivity.
Art & Culture

Yunnan puts its culture on display

The Yunnan Folk Art Exhibition at Shanghai's Yuyuan Garden Malls features folk dances, local food, artworks and many other activities to delight potential tourists.

Theater takes children on a fantasy adventure

Theater Above has invited children and their parents to join them on a magical journey to a library placed in the belly of a whale.
Art & Culture

Creating covers to judge a book by

Works by leading Chinese book designer Lu Jingren, who helped redefine the craft, are on display at the Liu Haisu Art Museum.

Asia Pet Fair to set tails waggin' in Shanghai

The Asia Pet Fair, an annual trade event and celebration of all things pet-related, will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center in the Pudong New Area this month. 
Art & Culture

How a joke became an exhibition

After Professor Tong Ming visited Pennsylvania University in 2015, he was determined to find out more about Chinese architects, including his grandfather who had studied there.