What's On in Shenzhen: November 2017

By That's PRD, October 30, 2017

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

November 4: 5th Shenzhen Health and Wellness Fair


The Health and Wellness Fair is back! With a focus on promoting holistic living for Shenzhen's urbanites, a selection of fitness, nutrition and mental wellbeing providers will be present at the free-to-attend fair. All classes and demos are free, and goody bags and coupon books will be given to all attendees. Those who RSVP online or arrive early get an additional gift; read more here.

Nov 4, 10am-4pm; free. Vista-SK International Medical Center. See event listing. RSVP.

November 4-5: Full Moon Party at Secret Spot Cafe


Some say it's too cold for the beach in November and to that we say: nah! Take one last trip for an awesome day of fun in the sun, the city’s best music and, oh yeah, a beach. Don't be alone at home when the frost moon appears; instead, cozy up next to old friends and new while enjoying signature shots.

Nov 4-5, 11am start; RMB120 presale, RMB150 day of. Secret Spot Café. See event listing. Tickets.

November 6-7: Battlefield at Nanshan Cultural and Sports Center


This play is based on an ancient Sanskrit-language text featuring a great war that leads to the deaths of millions. Originally more than eight hours long, the English-language stage version has proven more accessible – and popular with – audiences by depicting modern conundrums.

Nov 6-7, 8pm; RMB380-580. Nanshan Cultural and Sports Center. See event listing. Tickets.

November 10: Craft Beer Festival at Halo Square


Eighteen of China’s most prominent breweries, eight great restaurants and a limited number of tickets: Bionic Brew presents the 3rd Annual Shenzhen Craft Beer Festival. This year will be a showcase of some of China’s top breweries, including those from Hong Kong.

Nov 10, 4pm-11pm; RMB80 early bird, RMB100 door. Halo SquareSee event listing. Tickets.

November 10-11: Taste of Artistry at Four Seasons Hotel


Unique and incredible food prepared by a master chef will be available in Shenzhen for only two days this month - seeing Chef Charles Cheung, of the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, bring Zi Yat Heen’s Michelin-starred, creative Cantonese cuisine to the city. 

Nov 10-11, RMB2580 for eight course meal, RMB1280 for six course meal, RMB168 a la carte. Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen. See event listing.

November 11: Jonas Kaufmann at Shenzhen Concert Hall 


Kaufmann is a German operatic tenor best known for his performances in spinto roles such as Don José in Carmen. He's performed to great fanfare in his native country and became a box office draw for the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Nov 11, 8pm; RMB280-1280. Shenzhen Concert HallSee event listing. Tickets.

November 11: Stolen at B10 Live


When four Chengdu natives and a Frenchman assemble, they form Stolen, a band praised for being ‘ahead of other Chinese bands’ in their press material. Expect a mix of rock and electronic musical styles described as thick and gloomy. This Shenzhen show will see new songs and visuals designed by the French member, who is also the band's VJ.

Nov 11, 8.30pm; RMB80 early bird, RMB100 door. B10 Live. See event listing. Tickets.

November 13: Richard Galliano Quintet Concert at B10 Live


The accordion is not the sexiest instrument in the world – but Galliano has set out to change that, giving the ol’ ‘squeezebox’ its proper place in the heart of jazz, alongside the sax and horn. Special guest includes Daniel ‘the Pipi’ Piazzolla. 

Nov 13, 8pm; RMB200 presale, RMB250 door. B10 LiveSee event listing. Tickets.

November 18: Philharmonia Quartett Berlin at Shenzhen Concert Hall


Having traveled across Europe, the US and Japan, the Philharmonia Quartett Berlin has established itself as a world-renowned string quartet known for its flawless interplay of sounds. From Carnegie Hall to Shenzhen, this top-class quartet is a must-see for classical music lovers.

Nov 18, 8pm; RMB80-380. Shenzhen Concert HallSee event listingTickets.

November 25: Football Tournament Charity Event at Qian Feng Football Area


The 6th European Chamber Cup Football Tournament will kick off in Shenzhen High-Tech Industry Park, bringing 16 teams for a five-a-side competition – an excellent chance to build team spirit and network with both male and female players. A book exchange, dart throwing, handicrafts and a charity bazaar will also be held at the catered event, along with a homeless cat and dog meet-and-greet activity. 

Nov 25, 8.30am-5.30pm; RMB7,000 for members, RMB10,000 for non-members. Qian Feng International Football Area. See event listing. Tickets.

November 25: Wu Muye at Shenzhen Concert Hall

Wu Muye is recognized as one of Chinese mainland’s best pianists, and his skills haven’t gone unnoticed in the rest of the world. In Europe he has earned accolades, as well as, according to Sina.com, the nickname ‘goldfinger’ – though for reasons unrelated to battling James Bond. Wu is particularly recognized in France, where he has been granted the highest rating a piano player can earn.

Nov 25, 8pm; RMB80-380. Shenzhen Concert HallSee event listing. Tickets.

December 1: Jessie J and Flo Rida at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center

British Jessie J has been riding the charts since before her song ‘Domino’ became an international earworm, thanks to her unusual method of mixing soul and pop. Flo Rida has been bringing Southern hip hop to the masses since his 2008 hit smash ‘Low.’ Now is your chance to see both superstars in Shenzhen. 

Dec 1, 7.30pm; RMB480-4,800. Shenzhen Universiade Sports CenterSee event listing. Tickets.

December 1: The Legend of Chopin at Nanshan Culture and Sports Center

Dang Thai Son is a Vietnamese-Canadian classical pianist. He was the Gold Medalist at the Tenth International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland in 1980. As might be expected, Son has received particular acclaim for his interpretations of the works of Chopin.

Dec 1, 8pm-late; RMB180-480. Nanshan Cultural and Sports Center. See event listing. Tickets.

December 2: G.E.M. at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center

In 2016 G.E.M. became the only Asian ranked on Forbes' 30 under 30 for music – an accomplishment that suits her career, which took root in Hong Kong before spreading to Chinese mainland After her first album in 2008, she has been behind a string of hits, playing guitar and keyboard in addition to singing on stage. 

Dec 2, 7.30pm; RMB680-RMB1,280. Shenzhen Bay Sports CenterSee event listing. Tickets.

December 9: Wang Feng Concert at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center

Married early and often, Wang Feng is a legendary Chinese rock musician and composer, with his artistry crafting a series of iconic Chinese anthems like ‘Beijing, Beijing!’ and other hits you can likely hum, if not sing. Recently settling into a role as a coach on The Voice of China, Wang’s popularity as a singer and guitarist has only grown since.

Dec 9, 7.30pm; RMB380-1680. Shenzhen Bay Sports Center. See event listing. Tickets.

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