The 6 Best Things to Do This Weekend in Shenzhen

By That's Shenzhen, August 20, 2020

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

Fri-Sun, Aug 21-23: G&G Girls Night

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This weekend’s theme is Girls Night and the dress code is silk scarves. Those who add a scarf to their outfit can enjoy discounts at Kuddo, Green Lane, DIY, Gaga Garden and more.

Fri-Sun Aug 21-23, 4.30-10.30pm; free entry. G&G Creative Community. 9 Liyuan Lu, Shekou, Nanshan District 南山区蛇口荔园路9号. See event listing.

Fri-Sun, Aug 21-23: Oil

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Oil has a stacked weekend full of events. On Friday, Mingo and Piro will be in Room 2, Saturday is Underground Union’s four-year anniversary and on Sunday an event called Hypnagogia featuring Weng Weng, who has been one of the most influential figures in China’s electronic music scene, is on. 

Fri-Sun Aug 21-23, various times; various prices. Oil. 11A Ground Floor, Tairan Building, Tairan Ba Lu, Futian District 福田区泰然八路泰然大厦01层L1-11A. See event listingTickets.

Fri-Sun, Aug 21-23: Spm Youth Bloc Night Market

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This giant hip hop-themed night market is taking place at The MixC at Hi-tech Park Station and will be running until midnight. Twenty food stalls, 40 original design street brands and 23 restaurants all with different international flavors will be present. Expect takoyaki, Taiwanese fried chicken, ice cream, luosifen (stinky snail noodles), hip hop performances and more this weekend. 

Fri-Sun Aug 21-23, 10am-midnight; free entry. The MixC9668 Shennan Dadao, Yuehai Jie, Nanshan District 南山区粤海街道深南大道9668号.

Sat, Aug 22: Lazy Laowai HIIT and Archery

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Get up bright and early for a dose of HIIT. Bring a yoga mat, water and a small towel. If it’s easy, then you’re doing it wrong. Later on the day, archery and dinner will be on from 5-6pm. Check out a list of activities happening this weekend here. Activities require a 50% nonrefundable deposit, please arrive 10 minutes ahead of the start time. 

Sat Aug 22, various times, prices and locations. Add WeChat ID: LazyLaowai1 to sign up. 

Sat-Sun, Aug 22-23: Kink


Come out for the most epic gaythering of the year. Two days at a private seaside resort, with drinks and a DJ, this is sure to be a weekend that won’t be remembered. Friends, alcohol and sand will be coming at you.

Sat-Sun Aug 22-23, various times; from RMB499. TBDSee event listing. Scan the QR code on the poster for tickets.

Sun, Aug 23: Book Exchange Library

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The Book Exchange Library is back! Come browse books, meet people and exchange ideas. As per usual, you are welcome to drop by anytime and do a quick book run or you can spend some time reading, chatting and all that fun stuff. The Book Exchange is Shenzhen’s biggest expat library, with around 800 English volumes and 200 Chinese/foreign language ones. During events, their collection is opened up for checkouts, returns and discussions. 

Sun Aug 23, 3.30pm; free entry. Shuiwei Community Service Center. Building C, Shuiwei Xin Jiayuan, 198 Shuiwei Cun, Futian District 福田区水围村198号水围新家园 See event listing

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[Cover image via Unsplash, promoter, @深圳美部落/WeChat, Lazy Laowai] 

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