The 8 Best Things to Do This Weekend in Shenzhen

By That's GBA, September 3, 2020

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


Until Sep 5: Mack Ross @ Alcove

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Regulars of the Shenzhen bar scene will definitely be glad to know – Mack Ross is back! Previously of ATTIC at the Park Hyatt Shenzhen and The Nest Shanghai, the Canadian bartender and graffiti artist will be shaking up cocktails until September 5 at Alcove. His cocktails are a playful take on classics, so be prepared to be delightfully surprised by the unusual ingredients featured in his creations. 

Until Sep 5, 5.30pm-1am; RMB128 per signature cocktail. Alcove. 


All weekend: Oil

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If you plan on dropping by OIL this weekend, don’t miss out on the main room events on Friday and Saturday night. Scintii aka Stella Chung, one of the most interesting artists to come out of the small but inspired Shanghai club scene is on deck Friday, and #Seafood - A Very Queer Gathering is happening on the following night. 

All weekend, various times; various prices. OilSee event listingTickets.


Sat, Sep 5: Individual Income Tax Seminar

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Organized by the NSIC, this seminar will feature a staff member from the Shenzhen Tax Service who will speak about individual income tax policies for the Greater Bay Area. Learn while you can, as they probably didn’t teach you this in school. 

Sep 5, 3-4pm; free entry. Nanshan International Cultural Exchange & Service Center. Scan the QR code in the poster to sign up. 


Sat, Sep 5: End of Summer Party @ Snake Pit

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There will be an amazing music show, delicious food options and free prizes. Buy three pints of Guinness and get one free! Book with WeChat ID: Voytyuk before this Saturday to secure a platter for a cheaper price.

Sat Sep 5, 7-10pm; RMB158-198. Snake Pit. Scan QR code on poster for tickets.


Sat, Sep 5: Pool Party @ Dongguan Tangla Hotel

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Celebrate HERE!’s 15th Anniversary in style. Bring the whole family for live music and performances, shopping, a giant slip ’n slide or relax in the hammock lounge with a drink in hand. Advance tickets are available until 6pm on September 4. Kids under 1-meter can go for free.

Sat Sep 5, noon-9pm, RMB50-100. Dongguan Tangla Hotel. Tickets.


Starting Sep 5 : Trash New Order

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Starting Septmeber 5, this public art exhibition is divided into four parts: collection, arrangement, creation and display. The exhibits are created by the curatorial team, artists, park communities, and volunteers. What this exhibition presents not only the creative results from artists themselves, but also the collaborative effort from different groups involved. After the exhibition is over, the pieces will be returned to the artist’s studio for permanent collection, sent for recycling, or reused in other exhibitions.

Starting Sep 5, 10am-6pm (closed Mondays); free entry. OCT-Loft. See event listing



Sun, Sep 6: Dapeng Pool Party

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Another end of summer pool party this Sunday! Tickets include return bus transportation from Nanshan and Futian to the hidden Dapeng pool resort location (which is still inside Shenzhen). 

Sun Sep 6, 1-11pm; RMB158-198. Dapeng, Shenzhen. Contact WeChat ID:PandoraParties for tickets. 


Until Oct 25: 7th China Illustration Biennial

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First held in 2007, the China Illustration Biennial (CIB) has become an authoritative and professional competition of art illustration in the industry. In addition to the series of events which will be held at the main venue of OCT OH Bay, CIB along with 10 publishing houses will exhibit for the first time the winning works of recipients of the CIB original picture books award.

Until Oct 25, all day; free entry. OCT OH Bay.  


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