The 9 Best Things to Do This Week in Shenzhen

By That's Shenzhen, April 22, 2019

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


Wed, Apr 24: Doctor Tiger Improv

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They're back! Shenzhen’s favorite longform improv group, Doctor Tiger, return this week for another fantastic show, this time taking to Boite Bleue, a 43rd-floor outlet in the heart of Futian District. Make sure to grab your tickets early, as these tend to run out fast!

Wed Apr 24, 7:30pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 at the door. Boite Bleue. See event listing. Tickets.


Thu, Apr 25: SVBKVLT Pres. Slikback+Howell

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Image via Slikback D’Njau/Facebook

Slikback, who makes music on famed Nyege Nyege Tapes' sublabel, Hakuna Kulala, has been described by Pitchfork as being the owner of “a fearsome blast of global club styles.” Having risen to the attention of the likes of FACT magazine and Resident Advisor thanks to his epic album Lasakaneku, he arrives on a China tour, playing sets in Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen. 

Thu Apr 25, 10pm; RMB60 presale, RMB80 at the door. Oil. See event listing. Tickets

WIN!

We have one pair of tickets to this show to give away! For a chance to win, share this post on your Moments with the caption ‘That’s what I want’. Send the screenshot to our official WeChat account (ThatsShenzhen), along with your name and phone number.


Thu, Apr 25: Interchamber Networking

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Image via Unsplash

Get ready for the weekend at this great networking event, put on by the folks at a number of international chambers throughout South China. Drink, relax and make new friends and connections during this meet-up, which is being held at the swanky InterContinental Shenzhen. 

Thu Apr 25, 7-10pm; RMB200-330. Intercontinental Hotel. See event listing. Tickets


Sat, Apr 26-28: Shenzhen’s International Food & Drink Festival 2

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With 40 food and beverage vendors, live music, wine tasting, tea exploration and much more, you don’t want to miss this event. Local F&B outlets, and not-so-local restaurants and breweries will team up to make this one hell of a delicious weekend. 

Sat Apr 26-28, 6pm; free entry. At Life (1979 Culture and Innovation Park). See event listing.


Sat, Apr 27: Zhaoze

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Image via Showstart

There’s no band quite like Zhaoze in China at the moment. Rocking out on their guqin in natural recording settings, and performing live songs that generally undulate for 10 minutes or more, this is a band that you need to catch at least once during your time in Guangdong. 

Sat Apr 27, 8.30pm; RMB130 presale, RMB230 at the door. B10 Live. See event listing. Tickets.


Tue-Sun, Apr 27-May 26: Naïveté | Graffiti Dictionary of Shui Zhenji

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Swing by Great Art Space between now and the end of May to catch Naïveté | Graffiti Dictionary, an exhibition by Shui Zhenji. This is the first solo exhibition of Shui in southern China and features 40 of his artworks since 2017. Born in Henan province in 1986, Shui started painting in 2015 after ten years of managing an antique business. 

Tue-Sun Apr 27-May 26, 10am-7pm; free entry. Great Art Space. See event listing.


Mon-Sat, Apr 27-May 18: The World is Not the World

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Portugese artist Catarina Braga is a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto. Her interests revolve around practices such as conceptual art, printmaking, video and topics like territory and boundaries, both tangible and not tangible. In her own words, this exhibition seeks to “bring into light some of the rigid and inflexible structures that we use to perceive and act in the world.”

Mon-Sat Apr 27-May 18, 10am-6pm; free entry. Banana Jam Art Space. See event listing


Tue, Apr 30: Descendents

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Image courtesy of promotors

Born of the high-octane punk scene in Los Angeles in the ’80s, Descendents are legends of the game. They are joined here by China’s own punkers Round Eye, known for their excellent ‘Do the Drumpf,’ for an evening of fun, unabashed, uncommercial punk rock. 

Tue Apr 30, 9pm; RMB280 presale, RMB330 at the door. B10. See event listing. Tickets

WIN!

We have two pairs of tickets to this show to give away! For a chance to win, share this post on your Moments with the caption ‘That’s what I want’. Send the screenshot to our official WeChat account (ThatsShenzhen), along with your name and phone number.


Until Jun 20: Henry Steiner • Graphic Communicator

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Image via Design Society

Henry Steiner • Graphic Communicator is Henry Steiner’s first solo exhibition on the Chinese Mainland, and also his largest exhibition to date. It presents Steiner's design practice and history since the 1960s. Known as the man who designed the HSBC logo and also Hong Kong currency, he has been called the father of Hong Kong graphic design. 

Until Jun 20, all day; RMB50. Sea World Culture and Arts Center. See event listing.


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[Cover image via Design SocietySlikback D’Njau/Facebook, Unsplash, 247 Tickets]

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