That’s Shenzhen takes a look at the best of the weekend:
Until Nov 22: DRiNK Fest
During DRiNK Fest, participating bars are offering RMB50 drink deals! Sign up is free, search ‘DiningCity鼎食聚’ in Mini Programs and click on DRiNK Fest. Once you’re a member, you can use the mini program to find cocktail bars, hotel bars, restaurant bars and other venues near you and view their special DRiNK Fest menus. No prebooking is required – simply visit a participating venue, ask the bartender for their DRiNK Fest menu, and order. Bars on the list include: Life on Mars, Slat Banca, Shark, Compass Cafe, Fannou Bistro, Bar Choice and more.
Thu-Sun Nov 12-22, RMB50; various venues. Sign up here.
Fri, Nov 13: Joe Wong Live
Joe Wong was born in Jilin province and after finishing his studies, he went to the US and graduated from RICE University in 2000 with a PhD in Biochemistry. A year later, Joe moved to Boston and started his comedy career. He gradually gained fame by making multiple appearances on late night shows with Stephen Colbert, David Letterman and Ellen. One of his highlights was in 2010 when he headlined the Correspondents’ Dinner and had then Vice-President Joe Biden well roasted. The crowd loved him and couldn’t get enough.
Fri Nov 13, 9pm; RMB200-250. Vienna International Hotel. Tickets.
Fri, Nov 13: Foody Meetup @ Salt & Talk
Salt & Talk have put together special sharing plates and are previewing dishes which are not on the menu yet. Come along and sample some of the great food on offer, meet new people and have a great night.
Sat, Nov 14: Lazy Laowai Grand Opening
Celebrate the grand opening of the new Lazy Laowai gym this Saturday! Some membership partners will be in attendance so expect free food, drinks, prizes and HIIT class!
Sat, Nov 14: SZ Philosophy Club: Sexuality & the Kinsey Scale
SZ Philosophy Club presents Sexuality and the Kinsey scale! Join them for a discussion about sexual orientation and how this scale has impacted the way we think about sexuality. Is sexuality innate or genetic? Or does our environment influence our orientation? Hope to see you there!
Sat, Nov 14: La Dolce Vita
Enjoy an outdoor chef’s table night at The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen. There will be a live DJ, cooking stations, guest bartenders and more.
Sat, Nov 14: 80’s and 90’s @ Latina
Get groovy at Latina, Shenzhen’s Brazilian barbecue buffet restaurant.
Sat Nov 14, free entry. Latina.
Sun, Nov 15: 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, Nov 15: Badminton Fun Play Day
Meet at Line 3 Fu Bao Station Exit F2 at 3.30pm, from 4-6pm play badminton, then 6.30pm back to Brass House for food and drinks! RMB100 includes the 2-hour badminton session, a Brass House t-shirt, one beer or soft drink and a mortadella sandwich. Sounds pretty sweet!
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