The 11 Best Things to Do This Week in Shenzhen

By That's Shenzhen, March 4, 2019

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That’s Shenzhen takes a look at the best of the week:

Wed, Mar 6: The Big Lebowski Movie Night

Image via Gramercy Pictures/IMDB

One of the greatest cult films of all time celebrates the 21st anniversary of its original US release this coming Wednesday. In celebration, Trafalgar have put together this fun event, which will see the film screened, while White Russians, the iconic drink favored by Jeff Bridges’ The Dude, are just RMB40 a pop. 

Wed Mar 6, 7pm; free entry. Trafalgar. See event listing.

Until Thu Mar 7: The Flavors of Northern Thailand

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Guest Chef Rada Phanpung from Chiang Mai, Thailand, will present an array of delicious culinary treats from the northern Thai province from March 3-7 at Four Seasons Hotel, Shenzhen. With weekday buffet lunches priced at RMB318 per person, weekday dinners at RMB488 per person, weekend buffets at RMB588 per person and a three-course lunch in the hotel’s FOO restaurant at RMB488 per person, diners can seize this opportunity to eat some of the most luxuriant and delicious food items that Chiang Mai has to offer.

Until Thu Mar 7, all day; RMB318-588. FOO Restaurant (Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen). See event listing.

Thu, Mar 7: Evil Duck Quiz


Happening every Thursday in Evil Duck in Shuiwei, join in on this fun trivia evening with quizmaster Dan and stand a chance of winning two cases of beer, free drinks and more. Put your general knowledge to the test against others and come away with priceless eternal glory. 

Thu Mar 7, 8.30pm; free entry. Evil Duck. See event listing.

Tue-Sun, Mar 7-Apr 14: Stone Paintings of Zhou Yang

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Zhou Yang, who was born in Longnan, Gansu province in 1986, and who now lives in Xi’an, creates bold and colorful oil paintings on canvas. A large part of his work revolves around the depictions of rocks and stones within natural settings, contrasting gray hues with deep shades of blue, green and red, giving his works an undeniable sense of vitality. 

Tue-Sun, Mar 7-Apr 14, 10am-7pm; free entry. Great Art Space. See event listing.

Fri, Mar 8: Brazilian Carnaval


Famed for being one of the biggest parties in the world, Bar Ink bring their own celebration of Carnaval to Shenzhen this Friday, with Brazilian DJ Gui Bender in attendance, special Brazilian cocktails on offer for customers, while folks can also take part in fun samba dancing from 10pm onwards. 

Fri Mar 8, 9pm; free entry. Bar Ink. See event listing

Fri, Mar 8: Pretty in Pink Party


To celebrate International Women’s Day this Friday, The Terrace Restaurant & Bar have put together this gorgeous event, offering special deals on sparkling wine for attendees who show up wearing pink. Grab your best dress, your favorite pink shirt, or maybe even your pink cap that you reserve for special occasions, to take advantage of this great deal. 

Fri Mar 8, 10pm; free entry. The Terrace Restaurant & Bar. See event listing.

Fri, Mar 8: Yung Bae

Image via Yung Bae/Facebook

Returning to China on a short three-stop tour, Yung Bae is bringing his new album, Bae, which features more than a bit of inspiration taken from Japanese culture and disco tracks. Yung Bae, from Portland, US, is a kid who was seemingly born on the internet, armed with a host of diverse, yet brilliantly combined influences, making his music a treat for a broad array of listeners. 

Fri Mar 8, 8pm; RMB120 presale, RMB150 at the door. Oil. See event listing. Tickets.

Fri, Mar 8: Underground Youth

Image via The Underground Youth/Facebook

British band The Underground Youth create dark, minimalist tunes in the style of ’80s post punk bands like Joy Division or Echo and the Bunnymen, but with modern twists. With more than a hint of atmospheric reverb present on their latest release, the two-track Fill the Void, The Underground Youth play with our concepts of space. 

Fri Mar 8, 8.30pm; RMB100 presale, RMB120 at the door. B10. See event listing. Tickets.

Sat, Mar 9: Doctor Tiger Improv

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Doctor Tiger Improv Group return, this time in the rather more spacious environs of Shekou-based music venue Brown Sugar Jar, bringing their unique brand of longform improv to the stage. Join in on this interactive performance, in which audience members can offer storyline suggestions for the improv comedians to act upon, and sit back and watch fantastical and zany tales unfold. 

Sat Mar 9, 7pm; RMB120 presale, RMB150 at the door. Brown Sugar Jar (Shekou). See event listing. Tickets.

Sat, Mar 9: Unchained International Women’s Day


Local drum and bass promotors Unchained have put together a stellar line-up of female DJs in celebration of international Women’s Day this March. Bringing together the likes of Anna Morgan, Katie Cooper and Just Bee in their bass room, and Moon, EMI-CX and Miiia on the techno side of things, this eclectic evening is not to be missed. 

Sat Mar 9, 10pm; RMB80 presale, RMB120 at the door. Oil. See event listing. Tickets.


We’re giving away two tickets to see Unchained at Oil, this March. For a chance to win, share this post on your Moments with the caption 'That’s what I want – Unchained.' Send the screenshot to our official WeChat account (ThatsShenzhen), along with your name and phone number.

Tue-Sun Until Apr 10: Play With Me

Image via Damai

This exhibition looks at the ubiquity of toys and animations in our young lives and the memories that remain with us through adulthood. As Shenzhen gets prepared for an animation-packed spring, thanks to Singularity Festival and Mangasia, this is a nice primer to whet your appetite. 

Tue-Sun until Apr 10, 10am-10pm; RMB40 weekdays, RMB60 weekends. G&G Creative Community. See event listing. Tickets

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[Cover image via event organizers, The Underground Youth/Facebook]

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