What's On in Shenzhen: June 2019

By That's Shenzhen, May 31, 2019

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

Jun 1-9: Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macau International Auto Show (IAS)

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Calling all luxury car lovers! Check out the Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macau International Auto Show taking place at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center from June 1-9 to see an array of sleek and well-designed automobiles. The international trade show will have ultra-luxury cars on full display from over 100 import, joint-venture and independent auto brands.

All week Jun 1-9, 9am-6pm. Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. See event listing. Tickets.

Jun 7: Peace at B10 Live


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This English indie rock band caps off a three-stop China tour at B10 on June 7. The crew have been compared to the likes of Vampire Weekend, The Maccabees and Foals. The band hit their stride in 2013 after being nominated in the Sound of 2013 poll. Come on down and enjoy Peace’s last pit stop in China – for now, anyway. 

Fri Jun 7, 8.30pm; RMB180 presale, RMB240 at the door. B10 Live. See event listing. Tickets

Jun 9: Marc Melia Live at Oil

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Brussels-based composer slash musician Marc Melia is in the midst of an eight-stop China tour, passing through multiple provinces and municipalities. He’ll make his way to Oil on June 9, bringing the audience a truly unique live electronic music act. Melia helps give beauty to the sounds we often hear in nature as cold and emotionless, and brings life to what may be seen by some as artificial.

Sun Jun 9, 10pm; RMB60 presale, RMB80 at the door. Oil. See event listing. Tickets

Jun 12: Suchmos at B10 Live

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Inspired by a range of genres, including rock, jazz and hip hop, the Suchmos will make their presence known when they arrive in Shenzhen this month to perform at B10. The Japanese band, formed in 2013, performed on the main stages of 14 music festivals last summer, giving fans a whole lot of rockin’ vibes.

Wed Jun 12, 8.30pm; RMB280 presale, RMB380 at the door. B10 Live. See event listing. Tickets.

Jun 12-16: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

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Created by the brilliant mind of Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is a must-see for Shenzhen’s youngins. With 75 adorable puppets, this show has delighted viewers of all age groups. Other stories in the production include Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks and The Very Lonely Firefly. Come and bring your kids to see this fun show!

Wed-Sun Jun 12-16, various times; RMB180-380. The Mountain View Theater. See event listing. Tickets.

Jun 20: Vida Guitar Quartet


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Looking for a musical treat? If so, you won’t want to miss Vida Guitar Quartet as they roll into Shenzhen this month to perform at the Shenzhen Poly Theatre in Nanshan district. Composed of four incredibly gifted UK-based guitarists, this ensemble sparks vitality and spontaneity on a level that’s hard to match. Vida has performed all over the world, earning critical acclaim at major venues in the US, UK and Europe at large. On the evening, they will perform some truly brilliant works, such as George Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ and George Bizet’s ‘Carmen Suite,’ among other delightful musical pieces.

Thu Jun 20, 8pm; RMB280-480. Shenzhen Poly Theater. See event listingTickets.

Jun 23: Irina Mejoueva Piano Recital

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Tokyo-based Irina Mejoueva has a way with the keys. In 1992, after winning first place at the Eduard Flipse Piano Competition in Rotterdam, Mejoueva was inspired to pursue a career as a pianist. Her June recital features works from Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Scriabin and Medtner, making this performance one for the ages.

Sun Jun 23, 8pm; RMB380-2,600. The Mountain View Theater. See event listing. Tickets

Until Jun 23: The Evolution of Communication

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Curated by Ying Kwok, the founder of Art Appraisal Club, this exhibition is an in-depth artistic look into how tech is being integrated into society. The Evolution of Communication showcases a series of sculptures, installations and two-dimensional works of art. View the works of Chou Yu-Cheng, Ryan Gander, Gordon Cheung and other brilliant creators who give viewers a real-life perspective of this digital phenomenon we experience on a daily basis.

Daily until Jun 23, 10-8.30pm (Mon-Thu)/10-9pm (Fri-Sun); free entry. Sea World Culture and Arts Center. See event listing

Daily, All Month: Southeast Asia Food Festival at Market Café

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When we think of glorious gastronomic creations, Southeast Asian cuisine usually comes to mind. The Market Café at Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Airport is clearly thinking along the same wavelength, with two famous chefs invited this month to showcase the unique and tropical style of classic eats from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Come and feast on delicious food while enjoying folk dances and tea performances.

Daily all month; RMB298 plus 15% service and tax charge. Market Café. See event listing

Daily, All Month: Loving van Gogh Afternoon Tea at The Lounge

Image via JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao’an

As the much-anticipated Vincent van Gogh exhibition comes to town, JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao’an will pay tribute to some of the world’s most iconic art with a bespoke afternoon tea honoring Vincent van Gogh and his legendary works. Combining the passions for art and food, the culinary team has created the Loving van Gogh Afternoon Tea, which features scrumptious eats and van Gogh-themed drinks for artsy foodies to enjoy.

Daily until Aug 31, 2.30-5.30pm (Mon-Fri)/1-6pm (Sat-Sun and public holidays); RMB398 for two people, including two glasses of themed drinks, Western tea or coffee. The Lounge. See event listing

Jul 3: Isaac Gracie  

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Isaac Gracie first came to the attention of music-folk back in 2015 when he released ‘Last Words’ on his Soundcloud account. He quickly signed with Virgin EMI and began touring. Three and a half years later, the singer’s quick success now sees him play his heartbreaking tracks to sold-out venues around the world. The 24-year-old singer, who has been compared to the likes of Nick Drake and Bob Dylan, will bring his folk-rock stylings to A8 Live House on July 3.

Wed Jul 3, 8pm; RMB280 presale, RMB380 at the door, RMB580 VIP. A8 Live House. See event listing

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[Cover image via Unsplash, Design Society, Suchmos/Facebook, JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao'an]

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