The 14 Best Things to Do This Weekend in Shenzhen

By That's GBA, September 17, 2020

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

Thu-Sun, Sep 17-20: The 6th SZ Dessert Carnival

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Got a sweet tooth? Indulge and explore over 40 exhibitors at One Avenue this weekend. Visitors will find everything from cakes and macaroons, to pastries, ice-cream, chocolate, cookies, yogurt, milk tea, as well as some Cantonese desserts. 

Thu-Sun Sep 17-20, 11am-1.30pm, 3.30-6pm, 7.30-10pm; RMB80 including 15 exhibitor dessert samples, two colorful face masks and a bracelet. One Avenue. Tickets.

Fri-Sun, Sep 18-20: CAFEEX & Bakery Expo

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CAFEEX, is a Shenzhen coffee and bakery expo which will feature local coffee brands, coffee machine companies, coffee shops, as well as British tea brands and craft beer breweries. Highlighted international brands include Assembly, MOK, April, Leuchtfeuer, Ethicus, Lilo and Teapigs.

Fri-Sun Sep 18-20, 9.30am-5.30pm (last entry is 5pm); RMB100/day, RMB239/three days. Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center Hall 8. Tickets.

Fri-Sun, Sep 18-20: Wine Expo

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Visit the Shenzhen TOEwine Expo International where you can taste wines from China, Germany, France, Australia, South Africa, Italy, Spain, Austria, Greece, Israel and Mexico, as well as whisky from Ireland and Scotland and Japanese sake.

Fri-Sun Sep 18-20, 10am-6pm (Fri-Sat); 10am-4pm (Sun); RMB68. Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center Hall 2. Tickets.

All Weekend: Lazy Laowai

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Bowling on Friday, HIIT on Saturday and Muay Thai on Sunday. Click here for more info. Activities range from RMB68-98 for nonmembers, and of course, Lazy Laowai members can enjoy a sweet discounted rate. 

Fri-Sun Sep 18-20, various times; various venues. 

Sat, Sep 19: Oil

Oil highly recommends their classic party, CAGE on Saturday night. Time to get swerved.

Sat Sep 19, 9pm-late; various prices. OilSee event listingTickets.

Sat, Sep 19: Domesticated Humans Live Improv Comedy Show


It’s time for another Domesticated Humans Show! As always, your favorite improv group will put on a never before seen show, just for you. Domesticated Humans is Shenzhen’s first long-form improv group. Long-form improv is a type of stage comedy where suggestions are taken from the audience to build an entirely improvised show with various characters and storylines. It will be full of laughs, fun and drama. 

Sat Sep 19, 8pm, RMB80 advance, RMB100 door. 2025创新空间. See event listing. Tickets.

Sat, Sep 19: InterNations Happy Hour @ Tap&Co

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Enjoy happy hour hosted by InterNations Shenzhen this Saturday. Your ticket includes a welcome drink, light snacks, 30% off food and drinks plus some lucky draw prizes.

Sat Sep 19, 7-9pm, RMB20-120. Tap&Co. RSVP at

Sat, Sep 19: Yacht Party

Didn’t get to cruise on a yacht this summer? Don’t fret, there’s an all-inclusive yacht party this Saturday which sounds like a blast.

Sat Sep 19, 1-10pm; RMB699. See event listing.

Sat-Sun 19-20: Wayuu & Sea Summer Sale


Wayuu & Sea is hosting a farewell to summer pop up featuring new products and up 50% discounts on selected items.

Sat-Sun Sep 19-20, noon-6pm (Sat), noon-9pm (Sun); free entry. Hola

Sat-Sun, Sep 19-20: Ligue 1 Touch


Enjoy some football this weekend at SeaWorld in the main plaza. There will be videos about Ligue 1, presentation of the Clubs and their cities, jerseys, trophees vitrine, a mini-football pitch and more.

Sat-Sun Sep 19-20, 10am-10pm (gallery show both days), 5.30-9pm (viewing party on Sunday); free entry. Sea World Plaza. 

Sun, Sep 20: Book Exchange Library

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The Book Exchange Library is on this Sunday. Come browse books, meet people and exchange ideas. As per usual, you are welcome to drop by anytime and do a quick book run or you can spend some time reading and chatting. The Book Exchange is Shenzhen’s biggest expat library, with around 800 English volumes and 200 Chinese/foreign language ones. During events, the collection is open for checkouts, returns and discussions. 

Sun Sep 20, 3.30-6pm; free entry. Shuiwei Community Service Center

Sun, Sep 20: The Story of Plastic


Global Friendship is screening The Story of Plastic for the first time in China with permission from the producers. Ticket includes documentary screening (with Chinese subtitles), group discussion, one drink and a plate of canapes. 

Sun Sep 20, 3-6pm; RMB78 members, RMB98 regular. Salt & Talk. Scan the QR code in the poster for tickets.

Sun, Sep 20: Tinder Talk


Get chatty at Otheroof, see more about the new bar here

Sun Sep 20, 7.30-9.30pm; RMB88. Otheroof

Every Monday: Martini Mondays @ DIY


Martinis, oysters, sexy jazz and tuxedo T-shirts. What more can you ask for to kick off the week?

Every Monday, 5pm; free entry. DIYSee event listing.

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[Cover image via One Avenue, Wayuu & Sea, promoter, Unsplash]

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