The 11 Best Things to Do This Week in Shenzhen

By That's PRD, October 9, 2017

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That's PRD takes a look at the best of the week:

October 1-15: British Invasion at Hard Rock Cafe


For the two weeks of this event, British rock tunes from the 60s will takeover the soundtrack at Hard Rock Cafe, courtesy of live house band PowerJam.

Oct 1-15, 7.15pm; free entry. Hard Rock Cafe. See event listing.

Oct 9-15: Beer and Food Pairing of the Week at Taps Brewpub


This week's pairing special, available for only RMB78, is fish tacos with the Lemon Drop Sour Session IPA. Tart citrus complements seafood, garnished generously with guacamole, sour cream and salsa. Available only at the Nanshan Taps location.

Oct 9-15, 5pm; RMB78. Taps Brewpub (Nanshan). See event listing.

October 11-29: OCT-Loft Jazz Fest


Expect the best jazz musicians Shenzhen has ever seen along with lectures, screenings and ‘sharing sessions.’ Musicians ranging from the avant-garde to the widely recognized will play. See below the artists playing this week: 

  • October 11: J.A.S.S. (8-9pm), Mathias Heise Quadrillion (9.20-10.20pm)

  • October 12: Yukihiro Isso Quartet (8-9pm), Kalaha (9.20-10.20pm)

  • October 13: Lao Dan (8-9pm), Huan Qing (9.20-10.20pm)

  • October 14: 'Portraits of the Unheard: Zurich Improvised Music Label Intakt Records and Unerhört! Festival' (2-4pm), Kalo-Yele (8-9.30pm)

  • October 15: Yosuke Yamashita Special Quartet (8-9.30pm)

For a full schedule and more information, visit

October 11-29, times vary; prices vary. B10 Live. Old Heaven Books. See event listing. Tickets.

October 12: Free Flow Beer and BBQ Special at Gebama Sky Bar


For just RMB80 a person, feast on all the Chinese barbeque you can eat, then wash it down with free flow craft beer. Plus, there'll be music by the house band to help get the party started. To RSVP, scan the QR code in the flyer above.

Oct 12; RMB80. Gebama Sky Bar. See event listing.

October 13: Ambivalent Party at Peacock


Party it up with techno DJ Ambivalent, who has nine years of experience under his belt, at the Peacock bar in Shekou. Studio Ska will provide lights and sound system for maximum enjoyment. Supporting acts include J. Dep, Sam Lai, Funkie and VJ Mugi.

Oct 13, 10pm; RMB60 presale, RMB100 door. Peacock. See event listing.

October 14: Crafty Beer Fest


Love beer? Love cider? Then come to the Crafty Beer Festival, sponsored by That's PRD, to enjoy all of that and more. There will be four local breweries from Shenzhen and Dongguan and international breweries, such as Boulevard and Firestone. Plus, tickets purchased in advance get you 400 millilitres of tasters. To buy tickets, scan the QR code on the flyer, call 13138180544 or email

Oct 14, 12-10pm; RMB70. Sofun Land. See event listing.

October 14: Annual Captivating Charity Auction


The 9th annual Shenzhen Charity Federation Captivating Charity Auction will be held in the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen. Captivating’s mission is to help disadvantaged, impoverished children find a better tomorrow. With your support, more than 1,000 children in China will see their lives transformed this year. Visit the Captivating website for ticket purchase.

Oct 14, 6pm; RMB800. Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen. See event listing. Tickets.

October 14: Secret Garden Concert

Lead by a male-female duo, this large band of accomplished musicians hails from Europe where the group won the Eurovision Song Contest. Expect smooth, soothing new-age soundscapes painted with an artistry that only experienced musicians can provide. 

Oct 14, 8pm; RMB280-1280. Shenzhen Concert Hall. See event listing.

October 14: Tiësto at Face Club

The legendary Tiësto is making an appearance at Shenzhen's Face Club this Saturday. The trance master has been DJing for over two decades, collaborating with everyone from Calvin Harris to John Legend. With a Grammy award, an Olympics performance and a wax statue at Madame Tussauds to his name, the Dutch DJ has earned himself a slot in the EDM hall of fame. For more information, see the event listing.

Oct 14, 10pm; RMB380. Face Club. See event listing.

October 15: Dancing for Birth


The goal: 400 dancing pregnant women. The reason? Advocating healthy, natural delivery while breaking a Guinness World Record. Pregnant women are welcome to register before October 13 to participate in this health-conscious event and will even receive a Guinness certificate by paying RMB265 to Guinness World Records. This event is organized by Shenzhen HarMoniCare Women & Children's Hospital. Register by adding Mr. Cosmo on WeChat  ID '13809699279.'

Oct 15; Free. Window of the World. See event listing.

October 15: A-lan in Concert

A-lan is a Tibetan singer who has found success in Japan. She is notable for using a singing style dubbed the ‘Tibetan wail,’ a specialty of her tribe. In addition to singing in Mandarin and Japanese, she is also known to belt tunes in Tibetan while playing the erhu. Don’t miss this one of a kind performance.

Oct 15, 7.30pm; RMB280-880. Shenzhen Shekou Fenghua Theater. See event listing. Tickets.

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