About 80 productions will be broadcast on local TV channels during the festival that runs until Friday.
A series of cultural events will be held in town to celebrate China's national Cultural Heritage Day, which falls on June 14 this year.
A total of 100 pandas made from bamboo, created by Danish artist Josh Yick, are on display during the exhibition, which runs until Sunday.
Walking into the British-style Natural History Gallery, the predecessor of the Shanghai Natural History Museum, was like entering a time tunnel.
THE 17th Shanghai International Film Festival will raise its curtain on June 14. Local film buffs will be offered about 300 Chinese and foreign films in 35 cinemas during the eight-day event.
Four dilapidated buildings in Yangpu district with possible links to the Chin Woo Athletic Association have been dismantled, but will be rebuilt on the same site later this year.
Around 122 museums in Shanghai that usually have an admission charge opened for free to help mark International Museum Day.
If you are a close follower of our food page, or just happened to read about our discussion of the scarcity of Spanish restaurants in Shanghai a few weeks ago, here comes an important update: The Chinese food metropolis is not resigned to playing second fiddle in terms of providing gastronomic varieties.
New visa procedures due to take effect on Thursday mean expatriates living in Shanghai will no longer have to forfeit their passports for a week when renewing their residence permits online.
Shanghai dishes usually look red and shiny, for they are often pickled in wine and their cooking methods include baking, stewing, teaming, deep-frying, etc.
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