The 6 Best Things to Do This Week in Shenzhen

By That's Shenzhen, December 16, 2019

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

Tue, Dec 17: Mindful Christmas Group Counselling Session

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Feeling down during the holidays? Feeling lonely by the loss or distance from loved ones? Join a group counselling session with Dr. Emanuele Gatti, a seasoned communication professional, who’s helped people for almost 20 years. Compassionate, understanding and humorous, Dr. Gatti is also an internationally certified MBSR instructor and has an MA in mindfulness neuroscience and clinical practice. Scan the QR code in the poster in the event listing to register for this free session. 

Tue, Dec 17, 10am-noon; free entry. Nanshan International Cultural Exchange & Service Center. See event listing

Thu, Dec 19: That’s Food & Drinks Awards

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Our biggest party of the year, this year’s awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, December 19 at the rockin’ Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen. Themed ‘A Galaxy Far, Far Away,’ all the city’s movers and shakers will be there (and presumably dressed up as iconic Star Wars characters, like Han Solo, Kylo Ren or the iconic Darth Vader). The event will feature free flow beer, bottomless wine and water, as well as a delightful selection of high-quality edibles provided by the culinary Jedi at Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen.

Thu Dec 19, 6.30pm; RMB268. Hard Rock Hotel ShenzhenSee event listingTickets

Fri, Dec 20: Haruka

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Haruka is one of the leaders in today’s asian techno hinterland. In recent years, he has successfully become one of the most exciting figures due to his difficult-to-copy taste selection and mix creation methods. Each of his sets seems to be a jumbled Tetris game, using an interpretable multidimensional style stitching method to create atmosphere, industry, acid, and psychology into an unpredictable abstract sound matrix.

Fri Dec 20, 10pm-late. RMB70 presale, RMB90 at door. Oil. See event listing. Tickets

Fri-Sun, Dec 20-22: SipStreet Cocktail Festival


The folks behind The Compass Bar, Compass Café and Curator, are at it again with their latest endeavor, SipStreet – Shenzhen’s first cocktail-centric festival. For the inaugural edition, SipStreet will bring a selection of southern China’s best bar teams and bartenders together for a three-day extravaganza of all things cocktail. Aimed at being ‘fun and informative,’ SipStreet allows guests to interact with a variety of mixologists defining China's bar scene, and of course, taste a diverse range of cocktails, drink creations and craft food.

Fri-Sun, Dec 20-22, various times; RMB150 regular. One AvenueSee event listingTickets.

Until Dec 25: The World of Marc Chagall

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Marc Chagall (1887-1985), a talented artist in the history of modern painting, is known for his cubist geometric abstract composition style, heavy ink colors and use of fantasy surrealism. The theme of this exhibition explores Chagall’s depiction of love and incorporates immersive interactive areas that will lead guests to a comprehensive understanding of Chagall’s artistic choices.

Daily until Dec 25, 10am-9.30pm; RMB100 standard. YealifeSee event listingTickets

Until Feb 29: OCT-Loft Creative Festival

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The 2019 OCT-Loft Creative Festival is currently held at Hall C2, North District of Shenzhen OCT Creative Culture Park. The theme of the exhibition is Fun Palace, and it focuses on our current technological life and its relationship with social identity. The role of people as ‘questioners’ are emphasized to stimulate discussions surrounding the topic. The festival is divided into three sections: the main exhibition, the playground and a question area. Sixteen groups of local and international artists have been invited to display 17 art works including different installations which include audiovisual elements, photography and much more.

Until Feb 29 2020, 10am-6pm (closed on Mon); free entry. C2 Space. See event listing

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