The 9 Best Things to Do This Weekend in Shenzhen

By That's GBA, October 15, 2020

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

Fri, Oct 16: Chilling O2 Party @ Park Hyatt Shenzhen


A fun-filled pool terrace party awaits. Enjoy unlimited Japanese and Korean BBQ, free flow of four types of organic Italian wine, lucky draws and more.

Fri Oct 16, 8.30pm-midnight. RMB280/person. Park Hyatt Shenzhen. See event listing

Fri, Oct 16: AN’TEM


AN’TEM is an event celebrating the Caribbean’s unique heritage, and is committed to showcasing multicultural identity to Shenzhen. Enjoy a night filled with music, dance, food, door prizes and fun. On the turntables, House DJ Aaron in synergy with Black Baethoven will be playing your favorite hits from calypso, extempo, kompa, soca, dancehall, reggae, hip hop, to country fusion.

Fri Oct 16, 10pm-2am; RMB60. Baia Burger Concept. Scan the QR code for tickets.

Fri-Sat, Oct 16-17: Lavo Music Festival

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The first Lavo Music Festival is on this weekend at both Shenzhen Bay and Futian locations of Lavo. Over 100 artists will perform live on five stages, over the course of the festival which will run two consecutive weekends. Expect jazz, funk, soul, blues, fusion, disco, house and more. See the lineup here.

Fri-Sat Oct 16-17, 6pm, free entry. Lavo

Fri-Sun, Oct 16-18: G&G Chill


There will be workshops and info sessions about camping all weekend. Food trucks, night market and all your favorite vendors will be open. See more info here

Fri-Sun, Oct 16-18, 3-10pm; free entry. G&G Creative Park

Sat, Oct 17: 12th Captivating Annual Charity Auction

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Captivating is a Hong Kong-registered charity that works in partnerships with grassroots Chinese charities in remote locations of China to help disadvantaged and impoverished children reach out for a better tomorrow. This year’s theme is ‘Rise Up and Move Mountains.’

Sat Oct 17, 6pm; RMB900/person. Futian Shangri-La. Tickets.

Sat-Fri, Oct 17-23: Autumn Detox @ June Yoga


Participate in a seven-day nourishing and detox workshop with June Yoga teachers who will provide various practical methods to better improve your quality of life.

Sat-Fri, Oct 17-23, various times; various prices. June YogaTickets.

Until Oct 18: Trash New Order

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The waste items in this exhibition are all domestic trash (sterilized, of course) and items collected in Shenzhen over the past five months. Due to COVID-19, foreign artists couldn’t come to Shenzhen, so they sent their creation plans online and instructed exhibition staff to help prepare the artwork.

Until Oct 18, 10am-6pm (closed Mondays); free entry. OCT-Loft. See event listing

Sun, Oct 18: Park Yoga


Enjoy the fall breeze with some park yoga hosted Hiker Club with Coach Nidhi.

Sun, Oct 18, 4.30pm; RMB120. Shenzhen Bay Park Exit C.

Sun, Oct 18: Book Exchange Library

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The Book Exchange Library is back. 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, chatting and all that fun stuff. The Book Exchange is Shenzhen’s biggest expat library, with around 800 English volumes and 200 Chinese/foreign language ones. During events, their collection is opened up for checkouts, returns and discussions. 

Sun Oct 18, 3.30-6pm; free entry. Shuiwei Community Service Center.

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