Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Panel Discussion ‘LGBT & Family’ @ Shanghai American Center
Join the open discussion about same-sex couples establishing family, and possibilities and challenges of raising children in China. Guests include two gay couples who have raised and plan to raise children, relatives and parents of two gay couples, as well as two sociologists and medical experts. The gay couples’ experiences, society’s views towards gay couples, and expertise analysis and solutions will all be shared. After short introduction by each guest, an open discussion will be held where each audience can ask guest questions. ID or passport is required for entry. Register here.
No cover // 10:00 – 12:00
Suite 540, Shanghai Center East Office Tower, 1376 West Nanjing Road (near Xikang Road) // 南京西路1376号上海商城东峰540室（近西康路）
Ghost The Musical @ Shanghai Culture Square
This is your last opportunity to catch the classic movie comes alive on stage. Based on the original movie, Ghost The Musical features beautiful songs, dancing and a touching and humorous script.
400 – 1080 RMB // 14:00, 19:15
No. 597 Fuxing Middle Road // 复兴中路597号
Shanghai PRIDE Film Festival Opening @ The Pearl
Shanghai PRIDE Film Festival kicks off with a screening of A Straight Journey: Days and Nights in Their Kingdom and Lilting. This is followed by a Q&A with an VIP guest and the Opening Night Party. Thirty years after leaving China for England, Junn lives alone in a home for the elderly in London. Her only companion is the memory of her son, Kai, whose untimely death has left her isolated in a culture she never fully assimilated into. Junn’s solitude is disrupted by Richard, whose relationship with her son was not what she had thought. With the help of a translator, Junn and Richard come to know each other in grief. Their mutual love for Kai transcends boundaries of language. Lilting received award nominations at BIFA, BAFTA and Sundance, taking home the 2014 prize for Cinematography. The opening party after the screening features a DJ set by Mau Mau. Find out more here.
N.A. // 16:00 – 23:00
471 Zhapu Road near Wujin Road // 乍浦路471号, 近武进路
Hamlet @ Shanghai Lyceum Theatre
TNT Theatre (1980) plays Hamlet at the Shanghai Lyceum Theatre this Sunday. Hamlet is a complex and sometimes frustrating mix of different traditions, beliefs and source material. Prince Hamlet’s own problems are those of the audience: what is the morally correct line of action? How should that moral end be achieved? What is the relationship between revenge and justice? To be, or not to be…
120 – 380 RMB // 19:30
No. 57 Maoming South Road, near Changle Road // 茂名南路57号,近长乐路
Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra Vienna @ Shanghai Oriental Art Center
For one night only, catch the world-renowned Viennese chamber music orchestra. Established in 1997, the orchestra has a long tradition of working with the most distinguished vocalists and ballet companies.
180 – 680 RMB // 19:30
425 Dingxiang Road, near Century Avenue // 丁香路425号近世纪大道
Run Without Boundaries 5k Race @ Century Park
Embark on a 5k run as you raise fund to send students in Northern China to school through the Yunnan Youth Development Foundation (YYDF). Highest donors will receive prizes from sponsors such as Spread the Bagel. Free refreshments will also be provided on-site by Coca Cola.
100 RMB (includes park entrance, drawstring bag, race bib and wristband) // 10:30
Pudong, Huamu Road, corner of Fangdian Road // 五号门花木路1359号
Sandra Kaye @ Heyday
Catch American jazz, blues and big band singer Sandra Kaye’s last performance at retro cocktail lounge Heyday before she returns to the United States for three months.
No cover // 19:30 – 00:30
50 Taian Road, near Xingguo Road, Xuhui district // 徐汇区泰安路50号, 近兴国路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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By Joyce Ng and Crystal Lau