That’s Shenzhen takes a look at the best of the weekend:
Fri, Dec 18: Kurt Dunsing Stand-Up Comedy
Kurt Dunsing was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. His trademarks are his high-energy absurdist comedy and his powerful thighs and calves, both of which helped him nab second place in the 2018 China International Comedy Festival.
Fri Dec 18, 8pm; RMB80-100. McCawley’s.
Sat, Dec 19: Design® Apertif : An Evening With Creators
There will be a full afternoon of activities, guest speakers, signature drinks and a live DJ music performance! The event will be hosted in Nantou City, at the Bamboo Pavilion by Vietnamese architect Von Trong Nghia, and five international speakers will discuss the topic of Regenerating Shenzhen, sharing their latest works in the city. See more info here.
Sat Dec 19, 5-10pm; free entry. Nantou Ancient City.
Sat, Dec 19: Islamic Philosophy: Al Ghazali
It’s 11th century Persia. The Islamic world is being swept away by neoplatonic philosophy, and a philosopher – Al-Ghazali – publishes his seminal work: The Incoherence of Philosophers. It transforms the world he is a part of but is rife for attack. A refutation of his work (a Raad), The Incoherence of Incoherence was published by Spanish philosopher Ibn Rushd (Averroes) and debate on both these works continues. Al-Ghazali remains a thought provoking philosopher to this day, so join them as they discuss the fascinating times of this radical philosopher, theologian and mystic.
Sat, Dec 19: KRIMUS Game Night
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KRIMUS Game Night is designed to give you a memorable experience while helping others who are less fortunate. Antem wants you to come and share with them some of their favourite family games.
Sat Dec 19, 7pm; free entry. Baia Burger Concept.
Starting Dec 19 : Fashioned from Nature
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Featuring nearly 400 garments and accessories from across five continents, including precious objects from the V&A collection presented in China for the first time. A journey through Eastern and Western fashion, tracing the complex relationship between fashion and nature over 2,300 years. This exhibition focuses on sustainable practices and encouraging ethical consumption.
Dec 19, 2020-Jun 6, 2021, 9am; RMB98. Sea World Arts & Culture Center.
Wed, Dec 23: Embracing the New Normal Together
Many of us are facing a new reality for this holiday period and beyond. Learn about adjustment, acceptance and building new resources together with Dr. Emanuele Gatti, Counseling Psychologist.
Wed Dec 23, 6pm; RMB50. Vista Medical Center.
Until Jan 8: Harry Potter Exhibition
Visitors can receive a map of the exhibition and then collect seals when they get to all the spots, including Hogwarts Houses, Platform 9 3/4, Diagon Alley, Myrtle Elizabeth Warren, Mirror of Erised and Room of Requirement. After you collect seals you can receive prizes. There will also be parades and flash mobs every weekend and more gifts will be sent out at the events.
Until Jan 8, all day; free entry. One Avenue.
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