The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Shenzhen

By That's PRD, January 29, 2018

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

Jan 31: Chicago Brass Quintet Axiom


This versatile quintet covers everything from jazz to Latin music to string quartet music. Trumpeter Dorival Puccini leads the group, writing custom arrangements for the brass ensemble. Together, Axiom has won awards and even been described as “one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music.”

Jan 31, 8pm; RMB180-680. Shenzhen Concert Hall. See event listing. Tickets.

Feb 1: The xx in Hong Kong

Languorous vocals paired with sparse instrumentals makes up The xx's unique brand of dream pop, and earned the trio a faithful following around the world. Following the release of critically acclaimed I See You last January, the prize-winning London group have headlined festivals across Europe and embarked on a grand tour of Asia.

Feb 1, 7.30-10pm; HKD730 (standing). AsiaWorld-Expo (Hong Kong). See event listing. Tickets.

Feb 1-2: Riverdance


This celebration of traditional Irish music and dance is rooted in a three-part suite of baroque-influenced traditional music called ‘Timedance.’ Composers Whelan and Lunny augmented Irish folk with a rock rhythm section of electric bass and drums, and a four-piece horn section to create a genre-leaping masterpiece. The high-energy feats of these dancers will leave you in awe of the children of Éire.

Feb 1-2, 8pm; RMB280-1,280. Shenzhen Poly Theatre. See event listing. Tickets

Feb 3: SIS 2nd Annual Discover China


In honor of its host country, the Shekou International School is once again opening its doors for a celebration featuring food, activities and performances. The second annual Discover China event aims to educate attendees on Chinese culture while also serving up local delicacies. For more information about the event, call 2669 3369.

Feb 3, 12-3pm; free entry. Shekou International School. See event listing.

Feb 3: Operation Dorothy: The Electric Fabulous Drinking Race


For this good old-fashioned poker run, teams or individuals will race to visit seven bars in the city, downing craft beers and collecting cards along the way. At the final destination, Magma/Dolores Park, players get to face off in a round of poker. Proceeds will support LGBT groups, adding a feel-good element to the fun. Find out more and buy tickets by following '百优精酿BionicBrew' on WeChat.

Feb 3, 4pm; RMB200 presale, RMB225 door (includes beer). Bionic BrewSee event listing.

Feb 3: 'Whatever Show' Pop-Up Gallery


The International Shenzhen Artist Forum's latest show kicks off this weekend. Meet artists both local and international at the opening event from 4-7pm on Saturday. Stick around for an after party that begins at 9pm, featuring DJs and live music until late into the evening. The exhibition ends March 6.

Exhibition open Feb 3-Mar 6; free entry. Whatever Art Space. See event listing.

Feb 3: International Bazaar & Job Fair


The inaugural edition of this soon-to-be monthly event aims to gather together various service providers for Shenzhen's expat community. There'll also be job listings (see a few here) for foreign citizens to peruse. Entry is free, while businesses can rent a booth for the presale price of RMB20.

Feb 3, 10am-5pm; free entry. Technology Building II. See event listing.

Feb 3: Oil Club Presents Jacques Greene

Pitchfork darling Jacques Greene is coming to Oil Club. The Canadian DJ won praise for catchy electronic tracks such as 'Another Girl' as early as 2011. Last year he released debut album Feel Infinite, described by Clash Magazine as "innately cerebral and wholly physical, genre-less and a style of its own."

Feb 3, 10pm; RMB60 presale, RMB90 door. Oil Club. See event listing.

Ongoing: Free Craft Beer Fridays at Fubar Brewpub


Every Friday this February, order a beef shawarma at Fubar and get either 10 percent off a dish or a free craft beer. Plus, from 5-9pm enjoy the brewpub's daily happy hour, with 20 percent off snacks and a buy two get one free special on all craft beers and liquors.

Fridays until Feb 28, 5pm-1am; free entry. Fubar Brewpub. See event listing.

Ongoing: Premium Angus Night at Kempinski Hotel Shenzhen


The Kempinski Hotel Shenzhen is serving up unlimited Australian Angus beef for dinner every evening until March 31. Besides steak done just the way you like it, enjoy beef carpaccio with truffle, veal cheeks and tenderloins stuffed with cheese and spinach, plus other offerings. To RSVP, call 0755-8888 8888 ext. 8318.

Until Mar 31, 5.30-9.30pm; RMB428. Seasons Restaurant. See event listing.

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