The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Shenzhen

By That's Shenzhen, April 8, 2019

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

Wed, Apr 10: WeWork Upperhills Loft Opening Party

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Join the folks at WeWork for the opening of their Upperhills Loft in Futian this Wednesday. Enjoy the delights of a fun pop-up market featuring trendy items, while also taking advantage of their fantastic bottomless cocktails, wine, beer and finger food. 

Wed Apr 10, 6pm; free entry. WeWork Upperhills Loft. See event listing. RSVP here.

Thu, Apr 11: DJ Schwa

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A vital component in Prague’s underground electronic scene, DJ Schwa arrives in China this week to play sets in Shenzhen and Xi’an. Catch him at Vinylhouse this Thursday, as he serves up everything from house, to acid and electronica tracks for revelers to enjoy. 

Thu Apr 11, 9pm; free entry. Vinylhouse. See event listing

Fri, Apr 12: NBeer Fruit Gose Tasting Night at Yuppies Brewery

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NBeer bring three of their fruitiest and most delicious gose’ to Yuppies Brewery this week for you to try out. With flavors such as mango, strawberry and tasty tomato to enjoy, each at just RMB35 a pop, this one should be a delight. 

Fri Apr 12, 8pm; RMB58-88. Yuppies Brewery. See event listing. Scan QR code in event listing for tickets. 

Fri, Apr 12: Batu x Ploy with Special Guest: object blue

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Described by the venue owners as their biggest show since their one year anniversary, we are also extremely thrilled to be welcoming three fantastic producers to Shenzhen this month. Batu, Bristol-based and owner of Timedance label, was named amongst Mixmag’s top 20 DJs of 2017, while Ploy’s insatiable bongo-based tunes, as on Ramos / Roy’s Rolls, are instant dancefloor crackers. Beijing-raised, London-based object blue, on the other hand, is a woman rising to the top of the global experimental scene at the moment, thanks to fantastic releases on Tobago Tracks and Let’s Go Swimming in 2018. 

Fri Apr 12, 10pm; RMB100 presale, RMB150 at the door. Oil. See event listing. Tickets


We’re giving away one pair of tickets to see Batu, Ploy and object blue at Oil this April. For a chance to win, share this post on your Moments with the caption #ThatsShenzhen #Batu. Send the screenshot to our official WeChat account (ThatsShenzhen), along with your name and phone number.

Fri-Sun, Apr 12-14: Singularity Festival

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This fantastic Guangdong-based illustration and comic festival returns for another year, and its first festival in Shenzhen. Focusing on independent creations by local Chinese artists and a smattering of Asian and European artists, Singularity Festival has a well-deserved reputation as being a crucial meeting point for anybody interested in the weird and wonderful world of Asian comics. Scan the QR code to purchase tickets.


Fri-Sun Apr 12-14, 11am-9.30pm; RMB60-80. Sea World Culture and Arts Center. See event listing. Tickets

Mon-Sun, Apr 12-Aug 31: Mangasia 

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Bringing together comics from all over Asia and through a number of generations, Mangasia, curated by Paul Gravett, attempts to shine a light on the culture and influences that have informed the way Asian comics have developed over the years. 

Mon-Sun Apr 12-Aug 31, Mon-Thu: 10am-10pm, Fri-Sun: 10am-10.30pm; free entry. Sea World Culture and Arts Center. See event listing.

Sat, Apr 13: Peacock Third Anniversary


Grab your favorite and most comfortable set of pajamas and make your way to Peacock this Saturday night where they will be hosting their third anniversary party. With a spectacular lineup of DJs and a mystery guest bartender in attendance, things are sure to get boozy. Get a load of that poster though!

Sat Apr 13, 8pm; free entry. Peacock. See event listing.

Sat, Apr 13: Thai New Year Water Festival

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The Terrace have put together a scintillating Thai event for you to enjoy this weekend. Starting from 12pm, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet for the bargain price of RMB100. Also take the opportunity to witness a Thai dance performance and a fun water festival in celebration of the Thai New Year. 

Sat Apr 13, 12pm; RMB100 for all-you-can-eat buffet. The Terrace Restaurant & Bar. See event listing

Sun, Apr 14: Wattpad Writer Michelle Bugante Talks Online Publishing

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Under the handle @MeiSummer, Michelle Bugante has authored three full-length romance novels and garnered close to 5 million views. One of her works is Wattpad’s eleventh most popular offering under the category ‘China.’ Catch her speak about her work at the Book Exchange library this weekend. 

Sun Apr 14, 3.30pm; free entry. Shuiwei Community Service CenterSee event listing

Sun-Tue, Apr 14-16: IECIE Shenzhen eCig Expo

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Fed up with unpleasant smell of cigarettes? Why not try the vape? IECIE Shenzhen eCig Expo will kick off on April 14 and last for 3 days!  Gathering more than 1,500 global brands, IECIE is absolutely the best place for you to find your fancy vape product. What’s more, more than 25,000 free pods will be given out on-site! Save the date and join in on this fabulous vape party! 

Sun-Tue Apr 14-16, 9.30am. Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. See event listing. Tickets

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[Cover image via Michelle Bugante, UnsplashDJ Schwa/Facebook, 247 Tickets]

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