What's On in Shenzhen: November 2019

By That's Shenzhen, November 1, 2019

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

Nov 1: Michel Dalberto  

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Since the start of Dalberto’s career, he has been acknowledged as one of the foremost interpreters of Schubert’s and Mozart’s music. He is the only known living pianist to have recorded the complete piano works of Schubert. Among his favorite musicians are Liszt, Debussy, Fauré, Schumann, Ravel and other composers associated with more challenging works. Dalberto will perform his favorite pieces at his debut Mountain View Theater performance.

Fri Nov 1, 8pm; RMB380, RMB480. Sea World Culture and Arts Center. See event listing. Tickets

Nov 1: We Lost the Sea China Tour 

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Sydney-based instrumentalists We Lost the Sea will debut their brand-new album Triumph & Disaster on their 10-stop China tour. Triumph & Disaster is a post-apocalyptic view on the collapse of the world through a children’s story and illustrated through the eyes of a mother and her son as they spend one last day on Earth. In this album, We Lost the Sea talks climate crisis, over consumption, isolation and the loss of love and trust. It is a lament for the planet, all of us on it and the beauty we will leave behind.

Fri Nov 1, 8.30pm; RMB100 presale. B10 LiveSee event listing. Tickets 

Nov 3-5: The 7th Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair 2019


This year’s theme is ‘Redesign Reconnect,’ covering topics like the pattern of industrial design development in the world, the Internet of Things, 5G, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and more. The fair gathers innovative designs from around the world, inviting over 300 global innovative design institutions and focusing on more than 7,000 pieces of design excellence from more than 30 countries and regions.

Sun-Tue Nov 3-5, 9am-5pm; various prices. Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. See event listing. Tickets 

Nov 4-6: China International Ecological Agriculture Industry & Food Expo 2019

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This expo is committed to building industry information services and international exchange platforms for agricultural products, organic products and quality food. The event covers an area of 10,000 square meters, capable of hosting nearly 300 exhibitors and 40,000 professional buyers. This will be an excellent opportunity to negotiate, promote, exchange while learning about the agriculture and organic farming industries. It will also be an opportune occasion to explore new distribution services and establish channels and brand partnerships.

Mon-Wed Nov 4-6, 9am-6pm (Nov 4-5), 9am-4.30pm (Nov 6); free admission for visitors. Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition CenterSee event listing. Register here

Nov 7: Martin Garrix   

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Dutch DJ and record producer Martin Garrix has established himself as a household name in electro house world. His rise to fame started with the release of his 2013 single ‘Animals.’ To date, he has collaborated with big names such as Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas, Dillion Francis, Usher, David Guetta and more. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, he snagged the top spot for DJ Mag’s list of top 100 DJs of the world. If you’re an electronic music lover, get ready to dance your socks off at this show!

Thu Nov 7, 10pm; RMB688 limited. SuperfaceSee event listing. Tickets.  

Nov 8-10: 5th Electric City Craft Beer Fest

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Ready for a weekend of Chinese-brewed craft beer, food and DJs? Then the annual Electric City Craft Beer Festival by Bionic Brew in Shenzhen is the perfect destination to experience local Shenzhen favorites, as well as breweries from Beijing, Sichuan, Shanghai, plus all over Guangdong and the greater China area. The Electric City Craft Beer Festival is different from many of the ‘craft beer’ festivals held in China. The festival is 100% Chinese-brewed and community focused, without any imported craft beer or mega breweries present. The beer, cider, and food are truly unique and fresh, served often by the brewery owner or brewmaster themselves. Come early to beat the crowds and stay until the end for an eclectic mix of local and international DJs. Doors open Friday, November 8 at 5pm, and the event runs through Sunday.

Fri-Sun Nov 8-10, 5-11pm (Fri), noon-11pm (Sat), noon-6pm (Sun); RMB30-150. Halo Plaza. See event listing. Tickets

Nov 9-10: One Starry Night: Out of the Blue  

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This magical event is the perfect way to introduce your little ones to the world of art, music and culture. One Starry Night: Out of the Blue takes 28 different works of art painted by nine masters (including Van Gogh, Monet, Da Vinci and Wang Ximeng) and brings them to life. The production is accompanied by piano pieces composed by the likes of Mozart, Chopin, Debussy and Grieg.

Sat-Sun Nov 9-10, 10.30am, 3.30pm; RMB153-408. MixC World Theater. See event listing. Tickets

Nov 10: 2019 Spartan Sprint/Super Race

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Spartan Race is the global leader in obstacle course races and challenges anyone from first-time racers to elite athletes to compete. Two events will be taking place on November 10, the Spartan Sprint (5 kilometers, 20 obstacles) and the Spartan Super (13 kilometers, 25 obstacles). Obstacles include: tire flip, barbed wire crawl, monkey bars, A-frame cargo climb, spear throws, rope climbing, multi-rigs, a slip wall and many more. Once you’ve completed the course, give yourself a pat on the back, collect your swag bag and snap a pic!

Sun Nov 10, 7am-2pm; RMB399-629. Mission Hills Sports & Eco Park. See event listing. Tickets

Nov 14-17: Le Rouge et le Noir  

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Le Rouge et le Noir is a two-volume historical psychological novel by Stendhal, which was published in 1830. It chronicles the attempts of a young man to rise socially beyond his modest upbringing, through a combination of talent, hard work, deception and hypocrisy. Experience stunning music and visuals as audiences witness the rigid religious and social structures of 19th-century France through this pop-rock spectacle directed by Laurent Serouss. To note, this production will be performed in French with Chinese subtitles available.

Thu-Sun Nov 14-17, 2.30pm(Sat-Sun)/7.30pm(Thu-Sun); RMB480-880. Nanshan Cultural and Sports Center. See event listing. Tickets

Nov 15: Game Jam Hackathon and Hebocon

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At this hardware game jam, makers, developers, designers and educators come together to build and launch games in just 54 hours. Think of it as a ‘hackathon’ focused on physical game development. Participants will gather late on Friday afternoon, when a secret theme will be announced. Attendees will then be challenged to make games based on the theme, with games to be completed by Sunday afternoon. The event will also ends with a Hebocon, where the trashiest robots duke it out on a stage! 

Fri Nov 15, 10am; free admission for participants. SteamheadSee event listing. Register here.  

Nov 29: Allie X  

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Canadian singer and songwriter Allie X is slated to perform in China for the first time ever this month. Her debut single, ‘Catch,’ rose to No. 55 on the Canadian Hot 100 and was highly praised by Katy Perry on Twitter as her “spring jam.” In addition to her catchy vocals and songs, Allie X is known for her highly avant-garde outfits and dramatic live shows.

Fri Nov 29, 8pm; RMB280 presale, RMB380 at the door. A8 LiveSee event listing. Tickets

Ongoing: 40 Years of Humanizing Technology 

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In this exhibition, the last 40 years – known as the so-called ‘Digital Revolution’ – are examined. This period has sparked rapid global growth and interconnectivity, but has also created a number of challenges for modern societies to deal with. Today, as a global society, we are facing a major change with regard to our technology and our relationship with it. From automation to its autonomization, this paradigm shift will not only have an effect on industry, but will also be felt deeply in our everyday lives, forcing us to question our concept of being human.

Until Feb 2020, 7pm (Mon-Fri), 10am-9pm (Sat-Sun); RMB48 early bird, RMB68 presale, RMB119 regular. Sea World Culture and Arts Center. See event listing. Tickets

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