I got a later start that I wanted but I went exploring this afternoon around the new cultural complex. Far on the westside of Jinan there are two new museums, two theaters (just one is open) and a big new library.
To get there, I suggest taking the 7 bus west till it turns left. Hop off and retrace your steps to the earlier street. Then walk three long blocks west till you get to another bus stop for the 133 bus. (In between no buses travel yet.) 133′s come about once every 15 minutes. The bus will continue a mile or so further west and turn right by the semi-spherical heaters that look space age. The next stop is right in front of the museums and library.
By the time I explored the exterior of the theaters and got to the library and museum, they’d closed. I plan to return during work hours tomorrow.