What's Up Shenzhen: March 20-26

By That's PRD, March 20, 2017

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That's PRD takes a look at the best of the week:


March 20: Rock and Roll Karaoke

rock-and-rock-karaoke-blu-bamboo.jpegNot afraid of belting out tunes to a roomful of strangers? Join the crowd at Blu Bamboo for a round of good old-fashioned rock and roll karaoke; none of that newfangled Chinese KTV stuff. As a bonus, after 9pm the bar is offering a 15 percent discount on food, plus various specials on drinks.

Mar 20, 9pm-12am; free entry. Blu Bamboo. See event listing.


March 21: 'A Taste of France' at L'Étoile

L'Etoile Gout de France event'Goût de France' is an annual event for chefs around the world to celebrate French cuisine. This year, L'Étoile restaurant is joining the fun. Their menu begins with foie gras ravioli and includes various other delicacies. In addition, five percent of sales will go to an international recycling NGO.

Mar 21, 7pm; RMB888. L'Étoile. See event listing.


March 23: Book Exchange

book-exchange-3_5-readers1.jpgShenzhen's 'biggest expat library' will be open for two hours this Thursday evening. At the event, browse or borrow from 900 English and Chinese-language books, plus meet a host of fellow bibliophiles. The nonprofit event is entirely volunteer-run and open to the general public.

Mar 23, 7-9pm; free entry. Shuiwei Community Service Center. See event listing.


March 23: Defeated Sanity at B10 Live

German death metal band Defeated Sanity brings a 'brutal' sound to the stage this Thursday. If you liked their albums Passages into Deformity (2013) and Chapters of Repugnance (2010), you might also enjoy the guest appearance of Chinese metal group Obsoletenova.

Mar 23, 8.30-10pm; RMB100 presale, RMB120 at the door. B10 Live. See event listing.


March 24: Monkey Pilot at B10 Live

On Friday, groove to the feel-good vibes of Monkey Pilot. The five members combine collective experience in hard rock, alternative, reggae, blues and metal to create an overall 'American rock' sound. They're currently touring for their third album, Scene Around the Corner.

Mar 24, 8.30-10pm; RMB60 presale, RMB80 at the door. B10 Live. See event listing.


March 24: Taku Hirayama at Sector

taku-hirayama-sector.jpgHong Kong-based DJ Taku Hirayama has been in the music business for 20 years. Over that time he's amassed an enormous, ever-growing list of collaborators and created his own musical platform 'Junktion.' He specializes in a chill, experimental electronic sound that "lets you dance with your eyes closed."

Mar 24, 10pm-4am; free entry. Club Sector. See event listing.


March 25-26: Healthy Movement Retreat

healthy-movement-retreat.jpgChristine and Ira will present two yoga workshops, two yoga classes and a motivational talk in Dapeng Peninsula's ID Town. Yogi Jana is also giving an acro yoga class. The price of the retreat includes transportation and four meals. To sign up for the event, contact Ira (18574611504) or Christine (13923875415).

Mar 25-26, all day; RMB1,100. ID Town. See event listing.


March 25: Martin Jensen at Pepper Club

Danish DJ Martin Jensen 'appeared out of nowhere' in 2015 with his single 'Si.' He's since made a string of hits that have won popularity in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Holland. This weekend, catch the award-winning DJ live at Pepper Club.

Mar 25, 8pm-late; free entry. Pepper ClubSee event listing.


March 25: Barbarians and Librarians

Barbarians-Librarians-2.jpgNo one can accuse The Terrace of being unoriginal. The upcoming Barbarians and Librarians theme party is surely the first of its kind in Shenzhen. The concept is simple: guys dress as barbarians, while the fairer sex wear librarian outfits. Free alcohol goes to the best costume.

Mar 25, 9pm-late; free entry. The Terrace. See event listing.


March 25: Jungle Spirit Party and Kay C at Sector

jungle-spirit-sector.pngEver wish you could party-hop without switching venues? This Saturday night, you can do just that at Club Sector. First, there's a 'jungle spirit' bash featuring five different DJs. In another room drum 'n' bass DJ Kay C will be holding court, supported by the likes of 'MC Black Dragon,' aka local fan favorite Adrian Blackstock.

Mar 25, 10pm-4am; free entry. Club Sector. See event listings (Jungle Spirit Party, Kay C).


March 25: Wild West Hip Hop Party

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This Wild West theme party features a bar whose waiters wear cowboy hats, a mechanical bull ride and...live hip hop? It may be an unconventional combo, but with food and drink specials plus games to play, there's definitely a lot of fun to be had.

Mar 25, 10pm-late; free entry. Rucker Bar. See event listing.


March 26: Burning FIT Program at Hilton Shenzhen Futian


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Starting this Sunday, embark on a journey to get the body you always wanted. 'Celebrity coach' Haowen will be giving one-on-one training and nutrition advice, plus leading group workouts every Sunday for 12 weeks. Be sure to RSVP by calling the Burning FIT hotline at 0755-084356569.

Mar 26-Jun 11, 4.30-5.30pm; RMB5,688. Hilton Shenzhen Futian. See event listing.


March 26: Papanosh at B10 Live

French group Papanosh, winner of the Jazz Migration competition in 2013, is ready to dazzle Shenzheners with their 'riotous style of jazz.' They are touring China for the first time this year as part of a 'French Music Rendez-Vous' event hosted by the French Embassy in China.

Mar 26, 8.30-10pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 at the door. B10 Live. See event listing.


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