The 9 Best Things to Do This Week in Shenzhen

By That's Shenzhen, January 21, 2019

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


Wed, Jan 23: Within the Ruins

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Image via Within the Ruins/Facebook

Going strong now for 15 years, Within the Ruins are classified along a range of different genres, such as nuclear metal and deadcore, among others. While it may be hard to pinpoint their exact musical origins, their hardcore, bone-shaking sets make for a unique and interesting viewing experience for hardcore fans out there. 

Jan 23, 8.30pm; RMB150 presale, RMB200 at the door. B10 LiveSee event listingTickets.


Fri-Sun, Jan 25-27: The Murder of Hanging Garden

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Image via Sina.com

Another of Meng Jinhui’s fabulous dramas comes to Shenzhen, with this insidious piece focusing on the topic of murder. Again, this play shows off Meng’s great sense for Russian tragedy, psychological mystery and the sometimes ludicrous nature of humanity.

Fri-Sun Jan 25-27, 2.30pm/8pm; RMB280-380. Shenzhen Children’s Palace. See event listing. Tickets.


Fri, Jan 25: 70’s Throwback Party

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Put on your coolest 70’s outfits and head over to The Terrace Restaurant & Bar this Friday for their 70’s throwback party. Warm yourself up with a free welcome drink upon arrival and party the night away with some great 70’s music. The outlet will also prepare a special retro gift for the first 50 guests to arrive.

Fri Jan 25, until late; free entry. The Terrace Restaurant & Bar. See event listing.


Fri, Jan 25: Burns Night at George & Dragon

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Celebrate the life and work of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns, at George & Dragon this Friday! From 7.30pm onwards they’ll be saying grace and “piping” in the haggis. For RMB280 you'll be served a full three-course meal with cockaleekie soup, haggis, neeps & tatties, Scottish roast potatoes and cranachan for dessert. Seats are limited to 20 people, so book early.

Fri Jan 25, 7.30pm; RMB280. George & Dragon. See event listing. Call 159 8794 9007 or email manager@george-dragon.com for booking or more information.


Fri-Mon, Jan 25-28: Jan 25-28: Mozart, l’opera rock

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Image via @Yangcheng Evening News/Weibo

The grandmaster of classical music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, gets a modern update courtesy of this French musical. Combining rock ’n’ roll, and the Austrian’s original tunes, this stage-piece takes the spectator through the composer’s life, teasing out the many complex experiences that fed into Mozart’s beautiful music ventures. 

Fri-Mon Jan 25-28, 2.30pm/7.30pm; RMB980-1280. Shenzhen Poly TheatreSee event listingTickets.


Sat-Mon, Jan 26-28: Arduino Madness & Wearables

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Image via @Arduino.cc/Instagram

Learn how to create your own tech wearables with Arduino this January. The open-source hardware organization will teach all comers some basics of circuit design and hardware, while also making the event fun and interesting for those with no background in hardware.

Sat-Mon Jan 26-28, 8.30am-4pm; RMB290-340. Shekou International SchoolSee event listingTickets.


Sun, Jan 27: Four Masters of the Zheng

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The zheng, or guzheng, also known as the Chinese zither, has been around for more than 2,500 years. This Sunday, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the delightful sound of this traditional instrument played by four different zheng masters, Li Qingfeng, Jiang Danxi, Chen Weimin and Zhou Zhan, who are currently on a tour around China, aiming to introduce their audience to the rich styles of zheng music.

Sun Jan 27, 8pm; RMB380-580. Nanshan Cultural and Sports Center. See event listing. Tickets.


Sun, Jan 27: Sunday Sesh

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Image via Bionic Brew

While the rest of the world gets stressed about the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday, you can have a chill Sunday afternoon outdoors enjoying some of Bionic Brew's refreshing craft beers. Come join them on January 27 at Sihai park and enjoy cold beers, frisbee games and good times.

Sun Jan 27, 2pm; free entry. Sihai Park. See event listing.


Until April 7: System 2008-2018

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Image via Douban

An influential sculptor worldwide, Sui Jianguo has shifted between various styles of the artform over the past decade since parting ways with modernist sculpture and conceptual art in 2008. This exhibition displays works created during this period and aims to show how these transitions have gradually helped him develop his own individual style.

Tue-Sun until April 7, 10am-5.30pm; free entry. OCAT. See event listing.


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[Cover image via Image via @Yangcheng Evening News/WeiboSina.comSina.comWithin the Ruins/Facebook, Douban]

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