The 9 Best Things to Do This Week in Shenzhen

By That's Shenzhen, November 4, 2019

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

Mon-Wed, Nov 4-6: China International Ecological Agriculture Industry & Food Expo 2019

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This expo is committed to building industry information services and international exchange platforms for agricultural products, organic products and quality food. The event covers an area of 10,000 square meters, capable of hosting nearly 300 exhibitors and 40,000 professional buyers. This will be an excellent opportunity to negotiate, promote, exchange while learning about the agriculture and organic farming industries. It will also be an opportune occasion to explore new distribution services and establish channels and brand partnerships.

Mon-Wed Nov 4-6, 9am-6pm (Nov 4-5), 9am-4.30pm (Nov 6); free admission for visitors. Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition CenterSee event listing. Register here

Thu, Nov 7: Martin Garrix   

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Dutch DJ and record producer Martin Garrix has established himself as a household name in electro house world. His rise to fame started with the release of his 2013 single ‘Animals.’ To date, he has collaborated with big names such as Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas, Dillion Francis, Usher, David Guetta and more. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, he snagged the top spot for DJ Mag’s list of top 100 DJs of the world. If you’re an electronic music lover, get ready to dance your socks off at this show!

Thu Nov 7, 10pm; RMB688 limited. SuperfaceSee event listing. Tickets.  

Fri-Sun, Nov 8-10: 5th Electric City Craft Beer Fest

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Ready for a weekend of Chinese-brewed craft beer, food and DJs? Then the annual Electric City Craft Beer Festival by Bionic Brew in Shenzhen is the perfect destination to experience local Shenzhen favorites, as well as breweries from Beijing, Sichuan, Shanghai, plus all over Guangdong and the greater China area. The Electric City Craft Beer Festival is different from many of the ‘craft beer’ festivals held in China. The festival is a 100% Chinese-brewed and community-focused gathering, without any imported craft beer or mega breweries present. The beer, cider, and food are truly unique and fresh, served often by the brewery owner or brewmaster themselves. Come early to beat the crowds and stay until the end for an eclectic mix of local and international DJs. Doors open Friday, November 8 at 5pm, and the event runs through Sunday.

Fri-Sun Nov 8-10, 5-11pm (Fri), noon-11pm (Sat), noon-6pm (Sun); RMB30-150. Halo Plaza. See event listing. Tickets

Sat, Nov 9: The 9th Shenzhen Health & Wellness Fair 


Fun, community-oriented and family-friendly, the Shenzhen Health & Wellness Fair is a vibrant event showcasing the leading names in Shenzhen and Guangdong wellness, nutrition and fitness communities. The itinerary includes over 20 activities, classes, workshops and talks held throughout the day, as well as vendors with products to support your healthy lifestyle, a delicious food court and a kid’s activity area. The pop-up Wellness Center will be back by popular demand, along with a new Eco Upcycling workshop for all ages. Try out acupuncture, chiropractic services, TCM, physiotherapy, or do a mini health checkup and have a chat with a doctor about preventive health – all for free! 

Sat Nov 9, 10am; free entry. Vista-SK International Medical Center. See event listing. RSVP by scanning QR on poster. 

Sat-Sun, Nov 9-10: One Starry Night: Out of the Blue  

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This magical event is the perfect way to introduce your little ones to the world of art, music and culture. One Starry Night: Out of the Blue takes 28 different works of art painted by nine masters (including Van Gogh, Monet, Da Vinci and Wang Ximeng) and brings them to life. The production is accompanied by piano pieces composed by the likes of Mozart, Chopin, Debussy and Grieg.

Sat-Sun Nov 9-10, 10.30am, 3.30pm; RMB153-408. MixC World Theater. See event listing. Tickets

Sat-Sun, Nov 9-10: Maker Faire

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Asia’s largest international innovation exchange platform, Maker Faire Shenzhen 2019 is here! Showcase your awesome, cool projects to the global innovation community. The maker community and marketplace showcases the latest global trends and new technologies. Expect hi-tech applications, groundbreaking, innovative product launches and front-line positions for community communication. Here are three exciting projects to look forward to: a punching bag robot for boxing enthusiasts, an artificial lightning machine and SpotMicro dog. 

Sat-Sun Nov 9-10, all day; free for visitors. Vanke Design Commune. See event listing

Sun, Nov 10: 2019 Spartan Sprint/Super Race

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Spartan Race is the global leader in obstacle course races and challenges anyone from first-time racers to elite athletes to compete. Two events will be taking place on November 10, the Spartan Sprint (5 kilometers, 20 obstacles) and the Spartan Super (13 kilometers, 25 obstacles). Obstacles include: tire flip, barbed wire crawl, monkey bars, A-frame cargo climb, spear throws, rope climbing, multi-rigs, a slip wall and many more. Once you’ve completed the course, give yourself a pat on the back, collect your swag bag and snap a pic!

Sun Nov 10, 7am-2pm; RMB399-629. Mission Hills Sports & Eco Park. See event listing. Tickets

Until Sun, Nov 10: Rong Design Exhibition: SunMao


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This is the last week that the Rong Design Exhibition will be open! Each year a different type of traditional Chinese craft material is spotlighted. This year’s theme is sunmao, or ‘chinese joints’ which is a traditional Chinese technique for connecting wood. This technique can be applied to big structures, like buildings and bridges, but also to smaller objects like furniture and windows. Ancient Chinese craftsmen used advanced wood joints to create complex three-dimensional structures.

Until Nov 10, 10am-10pm (Sun-Thu)/10am-10.30pm (Fri-Sat); free entry. Sea World Culture & Arts Center. See event listing

Sat-Tue, Nov 9-12: TechCrunch Shenzhen


At TechCrunch Shenzhen 2019, top entrepreneurs and companies of each industry will be under one roof and focus on trending topics such as 5G, artificial intelligence, international expansion of companies and the ecosystem of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Sat-Tue Nov 9-12, all day; RMB399 early bird, RMB1,299 standard. Shenzhen Software Industrial Base. See event listing. Tickets.

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[Cover image via Spartan Race247 Tickets, promoters, Design Society]

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