Ticket Tuesdays: 5 Great Ways to Get Out of the House

Get busy!

by Michaela Fulton | Tue, November 07, 2017

Sometimes it can be hard to coax the kids (and even yourself) out of the house, but the following events will make this an easy feat!

Commune Market Indie Air Fest

Commune Market

Cooling air and falling leaves abound, you can take a leisurely stroll down to the Indie Open Air Fest. Taking place in two cool locations – on naked HUB's rooftop and Zhang Yuan's open square – the Indie Open Air Festival offers a unique opportunity for the community to meet and shop directly from local artists and designers. With Shanghai's best handmade fine arts and crafts, kids' corner, food, music and more, you don't wan't to miss out.

When: Saturday, November 18th to Sunday, November 19th. 11am-7pm

Where: naked HUB Rooftop, 89 Taixing Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu


Price: Free!

Glamourlab Beauty Party


Over the past two years, GLAMOURLAB has grown from a private girlfriends' "beauty party" to Shanghai's one-stop beauty destination. If you're looking for some "me time" this is where you'll find it. GLAMOURLAB workshops give you an all-access pass to an afternoon of complete pampering – be it nails, hair or a massage! Shanghai Family are giving away two free tickets to the next event; click here for your chance to win. Or click here to book your ticket now.

When: Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18th. 10am-1pm / 2pm-5pm

Where: The CUT (IAPM Mall), 6/F, 999 Hauihai Zhong Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu

淮海中路999号6楼 (近陕西南路)

Price: ¥450/person. Limited spaces available.

Grupo Sobrevento: The Magic Curtain

The Magic Curtain

A dream-like world waits patiently while Baba sews. As she dozes in the lamplight, the animals behind the curtain slowly awaken and begin their magical journey towards the town of Millamarchmantopolis. This is a beautiful performance of shadow puppetry with four actors and an original soundtrack to accompany.

When: until Sunday, November 12th.

Where: Art Space for Kids, 3/F, 1898 Gong He Xin Lu


Price: ¥230/ticket, ¥430/two tickets, ¥630/three tickets

New Zealand Week

New Zealand Week

(Image from last year's event)

In association with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, eight Marriott hotels in Shanghai will be presenting a New Zealand themed culinary journey. You're invited to experience a New Zealand food extravaganza featuring premium produce including meat, seafood, dairy products, fruits, wines, craft beers, and many more. As well as eating and drinking New Zealand, the week gives you the chance to experience New Zealand Māori culture, as the Raukura Kapa Haka group takes to the stage.

When: Sunday, November 12th. 11:30am-2:30pm.

Where: The Stage, Lobby Level, The Westin Bund Center Shanghai, 88 Henan Zhong Lu, near Guangdong Lu


Price: ¥308/child, ¥578/adult without alcohol, ¥688/adult with free flow Champagne.

Salzburg Marionette Theatre: The Little Prince

The Little Prince

The Little Prince is a famous fairytale from French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery, published in 1943, and tells the tale of the legendary life of the little prince from another planet. For childrena dn adults alike, this is a tender tale of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss that is brought to life in a poetic and magnificient way.

When: until Sunday, November 12th.

Where: Shanghai Children's Art Theatre, 800 Miaojiang Lu, near Xizhang Nan Lu

苗江路800号, 近西藏南路

Price: ¥180-¥480/ticket

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Thanksgiving by FIELDS

FIELDS Thanksgiving Turkey

Reinventing the classics, FIELDS will be working with a classically trained chef – with five star hotel restaurant experience – to offer three different ready to serve Thanksgiving menus from their new kitchen! You'll be able to choose from a turkey dinner for four to six people, a turkey and smoked ham dinner for up to 12 people, and a smaller roast chicken dinner for up to four. Sides include roasted brussel sprouts with shallots and olives, French bean salad with Feta and balsamic, creamy mashed potatoes, and a good herb gravy. Be sure to place orders at least three days in advance though!

When: Saturday, November 18th to Sunday, November 19th; Thursday, November 23rd to Sunday, November 26th; early bird until Sunday, November 19th. 

Where: fieldschina.com

Price: ¥599-¥2,399

Thanksgiving at The Westin

The Westin Bund Center Turkey

Celebrate Thanksgiving a few days early by enjoying a traditional American feast with oven roasted turkey and all the trimmings, ham, salmon, and a mouth-watering selection of home baked holiday pies, cobblers and more. In partnership with Veuve Clicquot, The Westin Bund Center Shanghai continues to take its Sunday brunch to a new level. With floors of food extravaganza (with weekly brunch themes throughout the year), free-flowing Veuve Clicquot Champagne, a wine buffet, a 'make-your-own-cocktail' bar, and a myriad of entertainers. For details and reservations, please contact Dining Reservations at (021) 6103 5048, or e-mail: shanghai.restaurants@westin.com.

When: Sunday, November 19th. 11:30am-2:30pm

Where: The Westin Bund Center Shanghai, 88 Henan Zhong Lu, near Guangdong Lu


Price: ¥308/child, ¥578/adult without alcohol, ¥688/adult with free flow Champagne.