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The Cu­ri­ous In­ci­dent of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Cu­ri­ous In­ci­dent of the Dog in the Night-Time pro­duced by the Royal Na­tional The­atre of the UK, will be put on stage at SAIC·Shang­hai Cul­ture Square from May 9 to 20. By Si­mon Stephens and based on the novel of the same name by Mark Had­don, the story con­cerns a mys­tery 15-year-old teenager Christo­pher Boone who in­sist on in­ves­ti­gat­ing the death of a neigh­bor’s dog. Boone has an ex­tra­or­di­nary brain, ex­cep­tional at math but ill-equipped to in­ter­pret every­day life. He has never ven­tured alone be­yond the end of his road. He de­tests be­ing touched and he dis­trusts strangers. But his de­tec­tive work, for­bid­den by his fa­ther, takes him on a fright­en­ing jour­ney that up-turns his world. The play has re­ceived a gen­er­ally warm re­cep­tion, with its cliff-hang­ing plot and the vis­ual ef­fects em­ployed dur­ing the show. Most im­por­tantly, it is a story about love, courage, fam­ily and truth. At some point the au­di­ence may be struck a glim­mer of sad­ness, but it is de­fused by hu­mor in­ter­wo­ven into the plot, which cre­ates a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence of re­lax­ation and ten­sion.

Date: May 9 to 20, 2018, 2 pm/7:30 pm

Venue: SAIC·Shang­hai Cul­ture Square

Ad­dress: 597 Fux­ing Road Mid­dle, Huangpu dis­trict

Ad­mis­sion: 80 yuan to 880 yuan Call 6472-6000 for more in­for­ma­tion

Shang­hai Mar­riage Cul­ture Mu­seum opens to public

As China’s first pro­vin­cial level mu­seum of its kind, the new Shang­hai Mar­riage Cul­ture Mu­seum show­cases the his­tor­i­cal evo­lu­tion of Shang­hai’s mar­riage cul­ture from the Qing Dy­nasty (1644–1911) on­ward and fo­cuses on the de­vel­op­ment of lo­cal mar­riage cul­ture af­ter the es­tab­lish­ment of the Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of China. The mu­seum presents lo­cal mar­riage cus­toms and wed­ding rit­u­als and records the de­vel­op­ment of the city’s mar­riage reg­is­tra­tion sys­tem in dif­fer­ent eras through texts, graphs, pho­tos, ob­jects and mul­ti­me­dia pre­sen­ta­tions. Di­vided into three sec­tions (Shang­hai mar­riage reg­is­tra­tion man­age­ment, mar­riage cus­toms and fam­ily dis­ci­plines) the mu­seum fea­tures 137 pho­to­graphs and 236 dowries col­lected over the decades. A va­ri­ety of daily ob­jects that were once com­monly used in al­most ev­ery Shang­hainese house­hold are also on dis­play, in­clud­ing enam­eled wash­basins, a 555-brand me­chan­i­cal alarm clock, glass plates and porce­lain teapots and jars.

Date: Mon­day to Fri­day, 9 am to 4:30 pm, Satur­day, 9 am to 3 pm

Venue: Pu­tuo Dis­trict Resident Ser­vice Cen­ter

Ad­dress: 2F, 510 Caoyang Road

Ad­mis­sion: Free Call 6244-1118 for more de­tails

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