That’s Shenzhen takes a look at the best of the week:
Tue, Aug 13: Zip Unzipped
Image via Zip Improv
This will be a fun-filled evening where Zip Improv will be trying out new material, but not at your standard venue. Meet at Exit C of Shenzhen University Metro Station at 8pm, then you will be escorted across rooftops to a top secret venue. There is no fixed price for tickets, and your contributions will be collected at the end of the show. Zip hopes to see as many of your smiling faces as possible – up to 25 in fact! Contact Nelli (WeChat ID: minnie_laoshu) to be added to the group called ‘Audience.’ Beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase as well.
Wed, Aug 14 and Sat, Aug 17: Beijing Bikini Watermelon Championship
Bust out your sexiest Beijing bikini this week with Half Ton Brewery, The Brew and Jing-A Brewing! We don’t actually want to see your belly, but you should definitely come celebrate Jing-A’s fantastic brew – Jing A Beijing Bikini Watermelon Wheat Beer – this Wednesday at Half Ton Brewery’s Chegongmiao branch, and Saturday at The Brew. Think you can devour watermelon at an ungodly speed? You’ll be pleased to know that this (otherwise useless) talent can be put to the test during our first watermelon-eating championship. Additionally, watermelon-balloon-blowing contests and a ‘pick out the seed’ challenge will put your competitive edge to the test. And, of course, epic prizes will be awarded to those who reign supreme, including awesome Jing-A Beijing bikini T-shirts, beer belly fanny packs, rounds of beer and more!
Wed, Aug 14: Great Good Fine Ok
Image via Showstart
Great Good Fine Ok (GGFO) is an American electronic band created by Jon Sandler and Luke Moellman. The band released the single ‘You’re the One For Me’ in 2013 and it became an instant hit online, taking the top spot on Hype Machine twice in a month. In the past four years, GGFO have performed shows supporting acts ranging from Tove Lo to Penguin Prison and have embarked on four major US tours with Betty Who, Joywave, Magic Man, Vacationer and Panama Wedding. Their single ‘Take It or Leave It’ has over 20 million streams and ‘Find Yourself’ has surpassed 40 million streams on Spotify. If you like the cool catchy rhythms of synth-pop, be sure to catch this act on Wednesday!
Thu, Aug 16: Gin Fingerstyle Guitar Concert
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A fingerstyle guitar maven, Gin may have inherited his guitar prowess from Japan’s guitar master Isato Nakagawa. During his career, which spans more than a decade, Gin has played fingerstyle that combines folk, flamenco and classical guitar with stunning skill. The Japanese guitarist returns to China with his latest album It’s You, which includes ‘Sign,’ ‘Smile’ and ‘Goodbye My Love,’ – three songs that fans are sure to love.
Fri, Aug 16: Shenzhen Whisky Social
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Shenzhen’s only whisky-dedicated networking event is now in its third year! This is a great chance to network and socialize with other professionals over whisky. More than 70 whiskeys will be on offer at only RMB50 for a full 50-milliliter pour (more than 40 of them are single malts!). Tickets for the event cost RMB50, which gives you more than five hours of whisky tasting. You will get to take home a full-size 700-milliliter bottle of authentic scotch whisky as well.
Sat, Aug 17: Women in Leadership Conference
The Women in Leadership Conference will invite female leaders across various fields to speak on their experiences within the workplace and journeys to leadership. This event hopes to empower women and build a community of professionals passionate about gender equity. Following registration there will be a round of guest speakers, dinner and then networking. All proceeds will go to Captivating’s Educate Girls program to help sponsor girls in Qinghai to continue with their education. That’s readers may use the code “ThatsSZ” for 40% off tickets.
Sun, Aug 18: WeWork TCL Building Opening Party
Join WeWork in celebration of the grand opening of the WeWork TCL location! Chill out on a breathtaking terrace with a marketplace, barbecue, live band, DJ, some sparkling wine, games and lucky draws! Enjoy a cool Sunday afternoon with your friends and families including your dogs. Want to go surfing? You can try out a super cool surfing simulator. No party is complete without food and wine, but there’s lots more, with a pop-up marketplace offering jewelry, leather goods and other creative knickknacks. There will also be a giant painting board to create your own artwork so feel free to leave your artistic creations here for all to enjoy.
Until Sept 13: Sheraton Shenzhen Moon Cakes
Image via Sheraton Shenzhen Nanshan
In celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, Sheraton Shenzhen Nanshan announced two elegant and unique moon cake gift boxes, ‘Ren’ and ‘Li,’ available for purchase until September 13. The thoughtfully designed Ren gift box (RMB298) contains four moon cakes of different flavors, while the Li gift box (RMB228) includes six small moon cakes. For more information, call 2266 9999.
Until Sept 30: Y-COMIC-X? Exhibition
Image via Design Society
Curated by Design Society, Y-Comic-X? showcases the story of China through the evolution of Chinese comics. There will be more than 400 local works from 85 comic artists, including 73 original drawings displayed in chronological order. The exhibition is composed of six chapters: Early Comics and Comic Strips, The Golden Age of Comic Strips, External Influences on Chinese Comics, Globalization and Digitization of Chinese Comics, Independent Spirit and Comics in the Multimedia Age. It presents the evolution of Chinese comics as a unique form of narration.
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