The 9 Best Things to Do This Week in Shenzhen

By That's Shenzhen, December 10, 2018

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That’s Shenzhen takes a look at the best of the week:


Tue, Dec 11: Trivia Night at Xpats Bar & Grill

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Wanna find out just how far your knowledge extends? Then join this fun trivia night on Tuesday at Xpats, hosted by trivia masters Gary and Kevin. Questions of the night will cover topics such as music, movies and general knowledge, with prizes including, but not limited to, RMB500 in vouchers for Xpats Bar & Grill. 

Tue Dec 11, 8pm; free entry. Xpats Bar & Grill. See event listing.


Tue, Dec 11: We Made God

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Icelandic band We Made God has been touring for around 14 years now. Their atmospheric rock music reflects the icy and stormy land of their residence. Something about songs like ‘Oh Dae-Su’ and ‘Gizmo’ recall geography and landscape more than they describe emotions or people. This show is certainly worth catching. 

Tue Dec 11, 8.30pm; RMB90 presale, RMB120 at the door. B10 Live. See event listing. Tickets.


Wed, Dec 12: December Book Exchange

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Still deciding what books to read over the festive period? The Book Exchange Library in Shuiwei should help you out! Their Wednesday evening event continues last month’s discussion about award-winning books. Swing by and check out the biggest expat library in Shenzhen, which will be open for checkouts and returns. 

Wed Dec 12, 7-9pm; free entry. Shuiwei Community Service Center. See event listing.


Tue-Sun, Dec 14-Feb 28: My Secret is a Garden

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Growing up near a temple where prostitutes without families are buried, Nobuyoshi sees the art in desire, life and death, with his works revolving around female erotism, flowers and the cycle of life and death. With over 450 photobooks published since the 1960s, he is one of the most prolific and eminent, yet controversial, artists in Japan. Leave the kids at home for this one, as children under 16 are not allowed

Until Feb 28, 2019, 11am-7pm; RMB35-80. Art Cloud. See event listing. Tickets.


Sat, Dec 15: The Fifth White Collar Boxing

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For those of you looking for an adrenaline-pumping experience this weekend, look no further than this fantastic fight night. The event, which is organized by Champion Road, will feature seven groups of white-collar-workers-turned-boxers face off. Chow down on Chinese and Western snacks, and enjoy live electronic music.

Sat Dec 15, 6-10pm; RMB99 for members, RMB199 for non-members. Champion Road. See event listing. Tickets.


Sat, Dec 15: SWIS Winter Celebration

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This family-friendly event is aimed at folks of all ages, welcoming both Shen Wai International School families and the greater community, with the school’s fantastic and friendly staff on-hand to make your day engaging, interesting and fun.  

Sat Dec 15, 11am-3pm; SWIS. See event listing.


Sat, Dec 15: Shenzhen Celts Christmas Brunch

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Have a very merry, boozy Irish Christmas with Shenzhen’s finest Gaelic football team this Saturday for their end-of-season Christmas brunch at The Brew! Don't know what Gaelic football is? Study up on the old Google machine before Saturday and impress everyone with your knowledge of the complex Irish sport. And don't forget to wear your best Christmas jumper!

Sat Dec 15, 12pm until late (brunch ends at 2pm); free entry, free welcome drink and 15% discount for members. The Brew. See event listing.


Sat, Dec 15: VIP Xmas Glamour Party

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Empowering Women Business Association is presenting you with a VIP Xmas Glamour Party for all of the ladies in Shenzhen, but the male community is also invited to attend this amazing event at Hilton Hotel Futian on December 15, from 8pm till 11pm. They will also have a great international DJ, lucky draws, games and lots of fun.

Sat Dec 15, 8-11pm; RMB199 early bird, RMB250 regular. Hilton Shenzhen Futian. See event listing. To register, scan the QR code in the flyer. 


Sat, Dec 15: Terrace 13th Anniversary Party

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The Terrace Restaurant & Bar celebrates its 13th anniversary this Saturday, and is putting on a rather fun party. Head down to their site at Sea World Square to join in on the festivities and enjoy a lucky draw, customer of the year awards and much more. 

Sat Dec 15, 9pm; free entry. The Terrace Restaurant & Bar. See event listing. RSVP by ringing +86 755 2682 9105. 


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[Cover image via Champion Road/WeChat, Douban, Champion Road/WeChat, We Made God/Facebook, @ecc_venice/Instagram]

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