That’s Shenzhen takes a look at the best of this week:
Wed, Jan 9: Chai
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Dumpling aficionados and 'neo-Kawaii-ists,' Chai are taking their rebellious punk rock on the road this January. Their mission statement is to show the other side of Japanese cuteness and culture, while their music reflects an affection for early noughties punk bands like Le Tigre. Catch their synchronized dancing and offbeat covers at B10 this month.
Wed, Jan 9: UK Alumni New Year Gathering
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For all the UK citizens not heading home this festive season, why not drop by Morton’s Grille for an enjoyable evening meeting and greeting with fellow Britons. Featuring fun games, speeches and lots of opportunities to network, this should be a lovely evening.
Thu, Jan 10: Where the Wind Takes You
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Life on Mars is hosting guest bartender Hannah Keirl for an evening of exotic Australian gin cocktails. Keirl is currently based in Shanghai and has over 10 years of experience working in cocktail bars. Featuring both classic and contemporary concoctions, cocktails made during the event will transport attendees all the way from London to Perth and back again.
Sat, Jan 12: Hospitality
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Unchained are presenting another fantastic event this January as they invite much adored drum and bass label Hospital Records to Oil. With big-name artists like Danny Byrd and Logistics making appearances, along with a number of local and China-based acts, this should be an evening to remember.
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Sat, Jan 12: The Sound of Q-Dance
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Q-Dance is one of the premiere hardstyle event organizers in the world, famous for their wildly popular Qlimax in The Netherlands each year. This time they have teamed up with SHOCK to bring another amazing event, The Sound of Q-Dance, to Shenzhen on January 12.
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Sat, Jan 12: ZIP Improv Comedy Show: A Fresh Start
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ZIP Improv Comedy is throwing their first show of the year this Saturday at Sculpting in Time Café (Shekou). Chow down on the café’s tasty food and drink menu, while enjoying the ZIP team’s hilarious performance.
Sat, Jan 12: PechaKucha Night Vol#40 + 10th Anniversary Celebration
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Celebrating their 10th anniversary, PechaKucha Night is coming back with a bang. Join them on a grand tour through the city, beginning with a luncheon at Hu Tao Li (Sea World), followed by afternoon tea at OCT’s B1 Restaurant and ending with a party at Vanke Design Commune. Expect to hear some inspirational stories, great music and have lots of fun throughout the day.
Sat, Jan 12: Garron Chiu
American-born Hong Kong-based stand-up comedian, Garron Chiu was the top winner of the 2018 Hong Kong Comedy Festival. As an Asian-American, you can catch him joking about everything from doomed relationships to the hilarious differences between the East and the West.
Sun, Jan 13: Russian New Year's Eve Party
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Head over to The Terrace Restaurant & Bar this Sunday to celebrate Russian New Year's Eve. On the night, the eatery is offering two bottles of vodka for only RMB888, which, together with their amazing live music, is sure to guarantee you another great New Year's outing.
Until Jan 31: Blissful Ladies
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Born in 1962 in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, Liu Jianhua graduated from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts in 1987 and now teaches at Academy of Art at Harbin University of Science and Technology. Liu frequently uses traditional Chinese elements, such as chubby ladies and auspicious clouds in his artwork, depicting the joyfulness of Chinese festivals and the concept of harmony.
Until Feb 20: ARTXFASHION
If you haven’t heard about the spate of art-infused shopping malls opening up around Greater China, then you are missing out. Keeping with the theme of mall-based art, the new MixC in Nanshan presents an ArtXFashion-themed exhibition which will feature 19 artists from China, Japan, Australia, the US and more.
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