The 8 Best Things to Do This Week in Shenzhen

By That's Shenzhen, July 29, 2019

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

Until Jul 31: Photography Exhibit at Residence G

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Photography lovers, be sure to catch the art exhibition at Residence G until Wednesday! The exhibit features French photographer Paul Verdun, who was a pioneer photographer in the late 19th century and early 20th century. His hobby took him across France and Europe, leaving behind hundreds of black-and-white photos depicting scenes of daily life. In the early days of photography, photos were mostly printed on glass. Paul Verdun used a piece of special equipment called verascope, one of the first 3-D viewers. There will also be oil paintings on display by Zhang Xiaowen, well-known as a Chinese oil painting artist and the wife of Paul Verdun’s great-grandson. Zhang Xiaowen recreated these black-and-white photos with her incredible toning skills and brought them back to life in full color. 

Until Jul 31, all day; free entry. Residence G. See event listing

Fri-Sun, Aug 2-4: Attraction Shadow Theatre: Let Love Win

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Attraction Shadow Theatre is a Hungarian theater group that rose to fame during a performance at the Hungary Olympic Oath Ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics. A year later they scooped up the first place prize on the seventh season of Britain’s Got Talent. They have performed for royalty all across the world including the Danish Queen and the royal families of Dubai and Britain. Let Love Win’s narrative is told through compelling silhouettes, stunning visual effects, beautiful artistry and sharp choreography. 

Fri-Sun Aug 2-4, 8pm; RMB280-880. Shenzhen Poly Theatre. See event listing. Tickets.

Sat, Aug 3: 2019 Trophée des Champions


This year will see the 24th edition of the Trophée des Champions, a French association football trophy contested in an annual match between the champions of Ligue 1 and the winners of the Coupe de France. Currently, Paris Saint-Germain still stands as the six-time defending champions, having beaten Monaco in the 2018 event. 

Sat Aug 3, 8pm; RMB599-1,599. Shenzhen Universiade Sports CenterSee event listing. Tickets.

Sat, Aug 3: Vextra Presents Roska 

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Roska comes to Oil for the first time, bringing with him his own brand of UK funky, house and various, mutated strains of bass-heavy club music. Earmarked as one of the UK’s most accomplished underground exponents and a world-renowned DJ, he is also the boss of his own label, Kicks and Snares, which has pushed some of the biggest names from the UK into the limelight since its inception in 2010 –  including the likes of MA1, Champion, Murder He Wrote and DJ Polo. Also on deck is a slick lineup that includes local favorites: Katie Cooper, Lyndon Jarr, Django and DJ Tayta. 

Sat Aug 3, 10pm; RMB65 in advance, RMB95 at the door. Oil Club. See event listing. Tickets

Sat, Aug 3: Tan Xiaotang Piano Recital

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Tan Xiaotang, a well-known pianist in today’s classical music scene, is currently an associate professor at the Department of Piano and a master’s tutor at the Central Conservatory of Music. Over the years, he has been active in the major international and domestic music scenes, and has performed in major regions and cities around the world. In this performance, he will play audiences' favorites from Beethoven's piano sonata such as ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Tempest.’ 

Sat Aug 3, 8pm; RMB120-280. Shenzhen Concert Hall. See event listing. Tickets

Sun, Ongoing: Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic

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Every Sunday it’s stand-up open mic at McCawley’s in Shekou! Have you always wanted to give stand-up comedy a try? Or perhaps practice speaking in front of an audience? Open mics are a great introduction into the comedy world. If you want a good laugh before the Sunday scaries kick in, come watch novice and experienced comedians try out new material and get to know the Shenzhen comedy scene. 

Sunday ongoing, 8pm; free entry. McCawley’s. See event listing

Until Sept 18: A Peruvian Experience at Venice Raytour Hotel

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Discover the delights of Peruvian cuisine until mid-September at Venice Raytour Hotel. Celebrity guest chef Eduardo Vargas from Peru is here to present a pop-up Peruvian culinary feast for all guests. The menu features seafood-centric plates such as ceviche, octopus, prawn and tuna as well as hearty mains like beef tenderloin and pork belly. This will surely be a gastronomic treat for foodies! 

Until Sept 18, 6pm-10.30pm (Tue-Sun); RMB48-788. Venice Raytour Hotel Shenzhen. See event listing

Until Sept 22: Authentic Work Exhibition of Pablo Picasso

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Spanish painter Pablo Picasso is considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He is known for developing and exploring a wide variety of styles, including the cubist movement, collage and constructed sculpture. The exhibition covers more than half a century of Picasso’s career, and most pieces will be appearing in public for the first time in Shenzhen.

Until Sept 22, 10am-7pm (Mon-Thu), 10am-10pm (Fri-Sun); RMB128. MixC Art Exhibition SpaceSee event listing. Tickets

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[Cover image via 247 Tickets, Oil, Residence G

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