The 12 Best Things to Do This Week in Shenzhen

By That's Shenzhen, March 11, 2019

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

Wed, Mar 13: The Brew Trivia Night


Hosted by quizmaster Dan, The Brew's trivia night returns for another Wednesday of fun. Join for the chance to win RMB600 or RMB300 in vouchers for The Brew, for first and second prizes, while the second-to-last team can snag a 3 liter tower of Asahi. Random shots of tequila will also be given out to likable teams during the quiz. 

Wed Mar 13, 8.30pm; free entry. The Brew. See event listing.

Fri, Mar 15: European Chamber Gala Dinner 2019

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The Award Gala 2019 promises a special night of luxury dining, world-class after-dinner speakers and award presentations. Hundreds of the region’s top leaders in business and government come together to recognize and celebrate the 2019 European Business in China Award finalists and winners. 

Fri Mar 15, 6-10pm; RMB800-1,200. Hilton Shenzhen Futian. See event listing. Tickets.

Fri, Mar 15: Pariah

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Based in London and Amsterdam, techno producer and DJ, Pariah, has played at some of the best clubs in the world, including Berghain and Tresor, while also sharing the stage with legends like Ben UFO. With a new release under his belt, and after six years of silence, grab your boots and make sure you don't miss out on this phenom of European techno.  

Fri Mar 15, 10pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 at the door. Oil. See event listing. Tickets.


We’re giving away one ticket to see Pariah at Oil, this Friday. For a chance to win, share this post on your Moments with the caption 'That’s what I want – Pariah.' Send the screenshot to our official WeChat account (ThatsShenzhen), along with your name and phone number.

Fri, Mar 15: Bohan Phoenix

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Bohan Phoenix begins his nine-date Overseas tour down South this week, taking in both Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Coinciding with the tour is the release of single ‘Yaode’ with Chengdu producer Harikiri, as well as a four-track EP, also called Yaode, which is set to be released on March 19. Don't miss out on your chance to catch what is sure to be another fantastic performance by the New York/Hubei rapper. 

Fri Mar 15, 8pm; RMB100 presale, RMB150 at the door. Hou Live. See event listing. Tickets

Fri, Mar 15: Stand-Up Comedy Spotlight


Hong Kong comedy crew Take Out Comedy return to Shenzhen for another evening of belly laughs this Friday. With six different comedians set to join in on the antics at Mambo, this is sure to be an awesome option for your Friday date-night. Each ticket also comes with one free drink. 

Fri Mar 15, 8.30pm; RMB60 presale, RMB80 at the door. Mambo. See event listing. Scan the QR code in the poster for tickets.  

Sat, Mar 16: SZmash – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament


Bringing their second ever Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament to Shenzhen, the folks behind SZmash are keen to get local gamers talking about console gaming. Whether you are a seasoned gamer or not, all are welcome here to join in on the fun. 

Sat Mar 16, 1pm; RMB50 (includes free flow beer and snacks). Beeplus Co-Working Space. See event listing. To register scan the QR code in poster. 

Sat, Mar 16: FIBA Basketball World Cup Draw

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With the FIBA Basketball World Cup set to take place through August and September this year in a number of cities around China (including Shenzhen), former NBA pros Kobe Bryant and Yao Ming will attend this star-studded ceremony to sort qualifiers from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe into groups for the sporting event. Also in attendance on the day will be globally-known pop star Jason DeRulo. 

Sat Mar 16, 6.30pm; RMB280-1,080. Shenzhen Bay Sports Center. See event listing. Tickets

Sat, Mar 16: ZIP Improv Comedy: St. Patrick’s Day Show

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ZIP Improv is back from their holidays and inviting you to Sculpting in Time Café to enjoy fun and comedic improvised scenes, along with some tasty food and beverages. They need your suggestions to turn them into hilarious jokes and, as always, they'll be giving away prizes for the most active guests. 

Sat Mar 16, 8pm; RMB80 pre-sale, RMB100 at the door. Sculpting in Time Café (Shekou). See event listing. Tickets

Sat, Mar 16: Kidz with Heart Mini Olympics

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Shekou International School will host 5- to 11-year-old children from across Shenzhen to represent their home countries in a variety of sporting activities. The aim is to raise money to aid impoverished children in China. Kids will receive a T-shirt, medal and goodie bag as part of the registration package.  

Sat Mar 16, 8am; RMB230. Shekou International School. See event listing. Tickets

Sun, Mar 24: Holi Festival

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The festival of colors comes to Longgang District this month, in celebration of the Indian festival Holi. This annual holiday welcomes the arrival of spring and has spread around the world because of the overwhelmingly good vibes that it represents. Bring friends, family and loved ones to join in the fun, or go alone and meet new friends. 

Sun Mar 24, 11am; RMB150. Zhi Niu Sports Ecological Park. See event listing. Tickets

Sun, Mar 17: Shenzhen British Day

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Britcham are bringing their fun and fabulous British Day back to Shenzhen this March, with activities on hand to keep both the kids and adults active throughout the day. There will be a charity raffle, excellent music performances by a British band, delicious British food and plenty of fun and games for the kids to enjoy. 

Sun Mar 17, 11am; single tickets: RMB30 for adults, RMB15 for kids above 1.2 meters tall, free for kids under 1.2 meters tall; group tickets: RMB200 for groups of 10 adults, RMB100 for groups of 10 kids above 1.2 meters tall. Shekou International School. See event listing. For ticket information, contact Cloris via

Sun, Mar 17: Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert

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Whether fans of the storied franchise are happy (or sad) to find that there’s no end to new and forthcoming films in the Star Wars story, they can always relive the glory days of the original trilogy by catching this beautiful performance by the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, with the film simultaneously played live on a big screen.  

Sun Mar 17, 8pm; RMB680-1280. Shenzhen Poly Theater. See event listing. Tickets.

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UPDATE (March 11, 2019 at 8.08pm CST): Holi Festival has been moved back one week to March 24. Sorry for any confusion that this has caused. 

[Cover image via Wikimedia, Pixabay, @kobebryant/Instagram, Pixabay, PARTYNOMORE_hires]

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