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Entertainment and Culture

Chilling out at zoo and park

WITH temperatures set to hit 35 degrees Celsius this weekend, the city zoo and wildlife park are taking steps to ensure their residents stay cool. Animals at the Shanghai Zoo are being given more cooling ...

July 19, 2014, Saturday

Expo extravaganza

Actors from the Shanghai Kunqu Opera House perform at the former World Expo site last night. Behind them a huge portrait painted by artist Zhu Gang is projected onto the horn-shaped Sunny Valley building. The kilometer-long Expo Axis, which runs along the Huangpu River in the Pudong New Area, has been transformed into a shopping zone. As well as the usual mix of shops, restaurants and cinemas, the development boasts rooftop gardens, an artificial waterfall, swans and peacocks. ...

July 12, 2014, Saturday

Outdoor theater plans to open in city in August

An outdoor theater made from recycled containers will open to public on August 1 at Shanghai Culture Square. Known as Music Box, the theater will open with “Memories of the Valley,” an original Chinese ...

July 11, 2014, Friday

Future Grammy Award ceremonies to have Chinese feel

Get ready for the Chinese Grammys. Special events featuring Chinese music will be held during future Grammy Awards ceremonies, according to a partnership announced today by the host of the awards and ...

July 10, 2014, Thursday

Jewish museum exhibits to be part of UN celebrations in NY

A SHANGHAI museum exhibition recounting the history of Jewish refugees who found a haven in the city during World War II will be part of next year’s New York observances of the 70th anniversary of the ...

July 8, 2014, Tuesday

Thrills, spills and bright lights

A woman walks past an illuminated Ferris wheel last night at Shanghai’s Jinjiang Amusement Park. Until August 31, the popular tourist attraction will open its doors every evening from 5pm. As well as all of the usual rides and sideshows, the park’s operators are this year working with the Taipei Shilin Tourism Development Association to recreate Taiwan’s famous Shilin Night Market at the site. That means visitors can enjoy the thrills and spills of the fair while tucking into some tasty treats. Admission is 20 yuan (US$3.2). ...

July 6, 2014, Sunday

Historical buildings get smart with codes

VISITORS to the “Villa Community” around Hunan Road, Xuhui District, can now use their smartphones to find out more about the area’s historic buildings. Under a trial scheme launched by the local cultural ...

July 5, 2014, Saturday

City garden set to bloom next year

THE Shanghai Botanical Garden in Xuhui District will be extended next year to provide a more interactive experience for visitors, its operators said. The northern area of the 30-hectare garden, which ...

July 5, 2014, Saturday

Lots of lotus

A girl takes a photograph of lotus flowers in Gucun Park in Baoshan District yesterday. A lotus festival opens at the park on Saturday. Featuring 20 hectares of lotus blooms, the event will run through to August 20. ...

July 3, 2014, Thursday

A mewing good time

The Korean musical “Cats” debuts at Shanghai Children's Theater today. The story line is a mix between the fable “Twelve Cats” and the “Wizard of Oz.” It tells the story of a group of cats who find themselves as they chase after their dreams. Written mostly by Koreans, this version is performed by Chinese actors and the musical includes beautifully choreographed dances with live jazz music. “Cats” has been a huge success in South Korea over the past decade. There will be 13 performances in Shanghai. ---Dong Jun...

July 1, 2014, Tuesday


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