The 9 Best Things to Do This Week in Shenzhen

By That's Shenzhen, August 26, 2019

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

Wed, Aug 28: Culture Salad

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Culture Salad is a nonprofit international platform where you can learn new language skills, enlarge your global social network and show off your talents! It is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and make some new friends in the city. Exchange valuable language skills, cultural knowledge and business contacts... or perhaps even find the love of your life!

Wed Aug 28, 7pm; free entry. The Terrace Restaurant & Bar. See event listing

Thu-Sat, Aug 29-31: 2019 Shenzhen International Vape Expo

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Shenzhen International Vape Expo, also known as RHBVE, is organized by Reed Huabo Exhibitions. First held in 2015, the expo now attracts over 10,000 visitors from all over the world every year. A diverse array of interactive activities will be held on-site, including new product releases, cloud-chasing contests, vape trick competitions and also an e-cigarette forum. 

Thu-Sat Aug 29-31, 10am-4pm; free registration. Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition CenterSee event listing. Tickets.

Fri, Aug 30: Opening Night of HIBC Charity Art Show

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Many children in Sichuan lost their families in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake; these orphans, who otherwise would have been left without care, are given the chance to grow up in a loving and nurturing environment thanks to the Children’s Villages project. Currently there are three children’s villages across China in Fujian, Guangxi and Sichuan provinces collectively caring for over 300 children. HIBC is hosting a charity art show in support of these children’s villages. Come to hear more stories about the project and find out how you can help – all proceeds will go towards charity. Pick your favorite art piece to show your support!

Fri Aug 30, 7-9pm; free entry. HIBC. See event listing

Fri, Aug 30: Space Jesus & Eprom

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Space Jesus is the feeling you get when you travel through a wormhole in a fresh pair of Jordans. Currently residing in Colorado, Jasha Tull was born in New Jersey and raised on hip hop. With his alarm set to NYC’s Hot 97 throughout elementary school, Jasha started making beats at a young age, and created Space Jesus as a vessel to express his personal experiences through music. With a focus on alien basslines, gangster beats and future feels, the ‘spaceman’ imprints his signature sound onto each genre he graces. After building a reputation for his dynamic live performances with appearances at TomorrowWorld, Shambhala, Mysteryland and beyond under his belt, Space Jesus continues to explore the auditory universe in search of lower frequencies.

Fri Aug 30, 10.30pm; RMB120 presale, RMB160 at the door. Oil Club. See event listing. Tickets

Sat, Aug 31: UFC Fight Night Shenzhen

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This event marks UFC’s third live event on the Chinese mainland and its debut in Shenzhen. It will feature the first-ever UFC championship fight held in China, including the first Chinese fighter, Zhang ‘Magnum’ Weili, with a shot at a UFC title on her home turf. She’ll be competing against strawweight incumbent Jessica ‘Bate Estaca’ Andrade of Brazil. 

Sat Aug 31, 3pm; RMB280-4,880. Shenzhen Universiade Sports CentreSee event listing. Tickets.

Sat, Aug 31: Eric’s Master Class

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Magpie’s bartender Eric, who hails from Barcelona, will be hosting an introduction to bartending master class. Eric has been bartending in China for eight years and loves developing new cocktails and drinks. His philosophy is to keep experimenting and perservering. This session will include all the tools and ingredients you’ll need to make an old-fashioned, highball, Manhattan or whiskey sour. You’ll leave the class wiser, with more mixologist knowledge and a bottle of free alcohol. Scan the QR code on the poster in the event listing or add Magpie’s WeChat (ID: magpiesz888) to register. 

Sat Aug 31, 3-5pm; RMB300. Magpie. See event listing

Sat, Aug 31: Zip Improv Comedy Show


What are Saturdays for if not for fun, hanging out with friends and having good food and drinks? If that’s how you like to spend your Saturdays, then come to the Zip Improv Comedy Show. Never seen improv comedy before? No problem! A group of actors take suggestions from the audience to put together hilarious scenes without any script. Nothing you see is prepared. They just need your help answering some questions to inspire some totally improvised scenes! Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Sat Aug 31, 8pm; RMB80 early bird, RMB100 at the door. Chuan Shuo Cafe & Bar. See event listing. Tickets.

Until Aug 31: Meet Switzerland Festival

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Celebrate the culture of Switzerland until the end of this week at Mercado Restaurant and Cafe at the InterContinental Shenzhen. The gooey goodness of cheese fondue will be available on weekends, along with other Swiss delicacies such as smoked salmon with potato roesti, goose liver, bratwurst and bundnerfleisch. Finish off your evening with a choice of assorted fruit pies, souffles or strudels. Come hungry! 

Daily until Aug 31, 5.30-9.30pm; RMB358 per person, RMB418 per person (Fri-Sat). MercadoSee event listing

Until Sept 13: Sheraton Shenzhen Moon Cakes

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In celebration of 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. Bulk orders may also receive up to 50% off. For more information, call 2266 9999.

Daily until Sept 13. Sheraton Shenzhen NanshanSee event listing

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[Cover image via RBHVE, MMA Mania, Unsplash, promoter] 

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