What's On in Shenzhen: August 2017

By That's PRD, July 28, 2017

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That's PRD takes a look at the best of the month in Shenzhen:

August 4: First Fridays and Muzikbox Short Films

Like short, indie films by local filmmakers? Like house and techno music on vinyl? Then this event is for you. The evening begins with a showing of video-based local projects before the DJs hit the decks for this ‘house party’ edition. Free face painting and tea. To show your film contact WeChat ID 'Amybb0310.' Winning film gets a Rode Videomic Pro. 

Aug 4, 8pm; free if you share flyer on WeChat, RMB20. For Times 2 CoffeeSee event listing.

August 5: Canton Bass Session Party at Club Sector


The Canton Bass Session is coming to Shenzhen at Sector Underground. Expect thumping bass music by Bass Panda, Nora, Daniel Power, along with the Shenzhen debut of Spyfi.

Aug 5, 10pm-11:30pm; free entry. Club SectorSee event listing.

August 9-13: Sister Act Musical at Shenzhen Poly Theater


The movie was one of the most financially successful comedies of the early 1990s, so how does it do on stage? Quite well, actually: the musical has been staged across the US, Europe with the Broadway production received positive reviews. 

Aug 9-13, 8pm (Aug 12-13 also 2.30pm); RMB180-980. Shenzhen Poly TheaterSee event listingTickets.

August 12: Liam Gallagher at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center

British rock singer-songwriter Liam Gallagher will make his debut tour visiting Shenzhen on August 12. Gallagher has been in the limelight for about three decades, his career spawning pub anthems thanks to the singer-songwriter's unique voice and talented songwriting.

Aug 12, 8pm; RMB680-1480. Shenzhen Bay Sports CenterSee event listingTickets.

August 13: Books and Brews Meetup at Bionic Brew

Want to explore kick-ass literature with cool people while also enjoying a pint of delicious craft beer from Shenzhen's own Bionic Brew? Head over to Bionic Brew in Baishizhou for the next Books and Brews meeting. This month's book is the graphic novel Persepolis, an autobiography depicting a woman’s early adult years in Iran during and after the Islamic Revolution.

Aug 13, 8pm; free. Bionic BrewSee event listing.

August 20: Tom Odell Concert at B10 Live

This English singer-songwriter has toured to sold out shows outside of his home country, wowing crowds with tortured vocals paired with happy piano cords. Fans fall for his unique brand of indie pop that incorporates brilliant lyrics with almost-anthem tunes.

Aug 20, 7.30pm; RMB480-600. B10 Live. See event listing. Tickets.

August 25: The Royal Concept Gig at B10 Live

So what does a smile sound like? Well, given its sun-soaked flavor, upbeat swing, and uncontainable energy, The Royal Concept’s second EP Smile could very well answer that. The Swedish quartet of vocals, guitar, bass and drum will be bringing their enthusiastic sound to Shenzhen’s B10 Live.

Aug 25, 8.30pm; RMB120 early bird, RMB150 at door. B10 Live. See event listing. Tickets.


We have tickets to this show to give away. Message our official WeChat account (ThatsShenzhen) before August 5 with the band name, your contact number and why you should win.

August 26: For a Minor Reflection Gig at B10 Live


Energetic, melodious rock band For a Minor Reflection is comprised of four 23-year-olds from Reykjavík, Iceland. Great stage presence at the live shows earned them a slew of accolades and eventually saw them tour the US and Canada – now they are swinging through Shenzhen.

Aug 26, 8.30pm; RMB120 early bird, 160RMB at door. B10 Live. See event listing. Tickets.


We have tickets to this show to give away. Message our official WeChat account (ThatsShenzhen) before August 23 with the band name, your contact number and why you should win.

August 31: Managers Dinner Networking at Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen

Business is as much about hard work as the connections you form – and what better place to network than the new Hard Rock Café in Shenzhen? Located in the Mission Hills Resort, guests will see a tour of the newly opened Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen.

Aug 31, 5.45pm-9.30pm; RMB300 members, RMB450 non-members. Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen. See event listing.

Ongoing: All-you-can-drink Deal at Dazzle Club


Get dizzy at Dazzle with a drink deal destined to lead to a night you won’t forget – or simply won’t remember, with whisky, vodka, tequila, gin and rum on the menu. Women drink for free before 11pm, while the guys face a small charge to partake. Tables also see a deal that includes drinks. 

Until Aug 31, 7pm-2am; RMB100 for all you can drink, RMB500 for a table and wine or Jagermeister. Dazzle Club. See event listing.

Ongoing: Buy One Get One Deal at Chill's

Every Wednesday, buy one and get one item of equal or lesser value free at Chill’s. That means you eat cheap – a great deal with this friendly bar's fabled burritos, hot wings and quesadillas. Not valid for deliveries.

Weds in Aug, 4pm-12am. Chill’s. See event listing.

Ongoing: Burger and Beer Tuesdays at George & Dragon

Channel your inner glutton while saving a bit of moola with George & Dragon’s Tuesday special. Buy any burger from the menu and get a free draught beer. Tuesdays also see a three-stuffing burger. Stuff your meat with bacon, mushrooms, cheese, onion, green peppers or any other thing you can think of.

Every Tue until Oct 10, 5pm-10pm. George & Dragon. See event listing.

Ongoing: English Tea Afternoon Deal at The Lounge


Enjoy 13 types of high of classic English high tea in The Lounge, bringing together not only a rich collection of appetizers, like Maotai-marinated foie gras with kumquat compote, but also chocolate tart with wine-braised cherry and more. 

Until Aug 31, 2.30pm-5.30pm; RMB198 plus 15 percent service fee. The Lounge (JW Marriott Hotel)See event listing.

Ongoing: New Late-night Menu Special at Brew Magic Pub

The ‘oldie but goodie’ Brew Magic Pub is bringing in a late night food menu on Fridays and Saturdays during August. Their in-house bread is made with Australian flour and eats start at RMB30. Pickups welcomed.

Fri-Sat all Aug, 11pm-4am; start at RMB30. Brew Magic PubSee event listing.

Ongoing: Organic Veggie Menu Special at Man Ho Restaurant


Colorful cuisine to brighten your day: double-boiled snow lotus with dried scallop in winter melon, stewed papaya with kidney beans and lily bulbs in corn sauce, sweet and sour pork with pineapple, crispy chicken breast with mango and more. Please the palate with a wallop of organic fruits and vegetables.

Until Aug 4, Mon-Sun 11.30am-2.30pm 5.30pm-10pm. Man Ho Restaurant (Golden Bay). See event listing.

Ongoing: Teamlab Exhibition at OCT Bay Exhibition Center

The TeamLab exhibition in Shenzhen emphasizes the idea of ‘digits and art.’ The past TeamLab exhibition in Japan was praised as one of the top 10 art exhibitions of 2015. This time, in Shenzhen, visitors are able to see six astounding artistic works using digital equipment.

Until Nov 30, 10am-10pm; RMB150-320. OCT Bay Exhibition Center. See event listing.

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