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Shenzhen Weekend: Networking, Beer Competition, Japanese Rock, Music Fest, Whiskey & Words

Posted: 04/3/2014 12:00 pm

The weather continues to be terrible in Shenzhen, but there are a lot of things you can do indoors this weekend. And if you’re brave, outdoors too! Check ‘em out:

Apr. 3rd – Thursday Frisbee Throwing Training by the SZUPA – Join the SZUPA Thursdays if you’d like to learn the basics of throwing and catching a frisbee.

Apr. 3rd - Stammtisch Bierhaus – Come join the monthly networking event by the German Chamber at Bierhaus in Shekou.

Apr. 3rd - Connect Shenzhen @ La Casa – Enjoy some discounted drinks and some free pizza in the pursuit of making some new connections thanks to ConnectShenzhen.

Apr. 4th - Don’t Go Home Tonight Beer Competition @ Hawa – 100RMB for entry into an all you can drink beer competition. Last man standing wins a month of free beer at Hawa.

Apr. 5th - Japanese Instrumental Rock Band OVUM 2014 China Tour – Shenzhen – Japanese instrumental rock band pay a visit to Shenzhen to let you experience their sometimes beautiful yet aggressive melodies at B10 Live!

Apr. 5th - “Progress” Progressive Music Fest @ Light Club(in association with Psy Tribe – Psytribe will be bringing you another trippy experience showcasing progressive tunes. This time at Light Club.

Apr. 6th – Whisky & Words Festival – Whisky & Words…in other words, an open mic featuring you drinking whisky. Seems appropriate to me. You have my blessing!

Apr. 6th - Ultimate Frisbee in Futian! Sunday Pickup 12:30PM @ Lianhua Middle School – The SZUPA meet every Sunday to play Ultimate Frisbee. This week we will meet 12:30PM at Lianhua Middle School. Afterwards we’ll have food and drinks together at Frankies American Bar.

If you attend any of these events, please email me at Jeff@thenanfang.com and we may include some of your reviews in a future post. Let’s keep your event organizers working to provide better and better events!

(Editor’s Note: We’re looking for dining and nightlife writers in Guangzhou and Dongguan. If you’re interested, please get in touch with us at admin@thenanfang.com)

 

Haohao

Shenzhen weekend: comedy, The Fuzz, furniture exhibition, and women’s networking

Posted: 03/20/2014 7:55 pm

The weather has really warmed up, so you owe it to yourself to get out there before it gets humid and unbearable. Here are some possible choices:

Mar. 21st – Friday Frisbee Throwing Training by the SZUPA – This week, the SZUPA will be moving the normally Thursday Throw to Friday for you to learn the basics of throwing and catching a frisbee.

Mar. 21st - Professional Women’s Happy Hour by love, Shenzhen – love, Shenzhen is rounding up all the ladies for a great night out of networking @ The Tavern.

Mar. 22nd - 29th Shenzhen International Furniture Exhibition (SIFE) – The SIFE will take place on March 29th at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. The biggest furniture exhibition in China where professionals in the industry and those just interested in furniture can meet each other and see the new trends.

Mar. 22nd - LIVE English Standup Comedy show @ Luna Bar! – Live English Standup Comedy is BACK and the great comedian Vivek is returning to destroy. Get your tickets while you can!

Mar. 22nd – 2014 Post Punk Band The Fuzz Love Hate Tour @ B10 Live – Post Punk Rock Band the Fuzz, make their tour debut this Saturday at B10 Live!

Mar. 23rd - Ultimate Frisbee in Futian! Sunday Pickup 12:30PM @ Bianfang – The SZUPA meet every Sunday to play Ultimate Frisbee. This week we will meet 12:30PM at the Bianfang football pitches. Afterwards we’ll have food and drinks together at Frankies American Bar.

If you attend any of these events, please email me at Jeff@thenanfang.com and we may include some of your reviews in a future post. Let’s keep your event organizers working to provide better and better events!

(Editor’s Note: We’re looking for dining and nightlife writers in Guangzhou and Dongguan. If you’re interested, please get in touch with us at admin@thenanfang.com)

 

Haohao

Shenzhen weekend: Icelandic trip hop, fencing, speed networking, improv and more

Posted: 03/13/2014 1:00 pm

This gloomy week of bad weather demands some fun this weekend, so here’s what’s happening:

Mar. 13th – Thursday Frisbee Throwing Training by the SZUPA – Join the SZUPA Thursdays if you’d like to learn the basics of throwing and catching a frisbee.

Mar. 15th – Iceland Trip-Hop Band Bang Gang 2014 China Tour – Icelandic Trip Hoppers are set to ignite the B10 stage this Saturday.

Mar. 15th – Improv Comedy Workshop – Play some games and learn some acting skills from some aspiring improv comedians.

Mar. 15th – Adult Fencing Class – Learn to handle yourself in a fencing match. You never know when you’ll be challenged on the mean streets of Shenzhen to a sword match. Joking aside this sounds like a fun break from the norm.

Mar. 16th - Shenzhen Speed Networking Club – If your interested in meeting lots of people in an efficient organized way, this event might be the one for you.

Mar. 23rd - Ultimate Frisbee in Futian! Sunday Pickup 12:30PM @ Bianfang – The SZUPA meet every Sunday to play Ultimate Frisbee. This week we will meet 12:30PM at the Bianfang football pitches. Afterwards we’ll have food and drinks together at Frankies American Bar.

If you attend any of these events, please email me at Jeff@thenanfang.com and we may include some of your reviews in a future post. Let’s keep your event organizers working to provide better and better events!

(Editor’s Note: We’re looking for dining and nightlife writers in Guangzhou and Dongguan. If you’re interested, please get in touch with us at admin@thenanfang.com)

 

Haohao

Shenzhen weekend: Valentine’s Day specials, tunnel rave, and music fest

Posted: 02/13/2014 4:12 pm

Almost everyone is back and people have started work, but now Valentine’s Day is almost here so make sure you have your romantic dinner and present ready. In the meantime, here’s what’s happening this weekend:

Feb. 13th – Thursday Frisbee Throwing Training by the SZUPA – Join the SZUPA Thursdays if you’d like to learn the basics of throwing and catching a frisbee.

Feb. 14th - Celebrate Valentines Day at The Tavern Sports Bar & Grill – Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the newly-revamped Seaworld at The Tavern on Valentine’s day.

Feb. 14th - Valentine’s Day Special @ Willy’s Crab Shack – Buy-one-get-one-free king crab and a free bottle of red and white wine? That’s real love.

Feb. 14th - Be My Valentine @ Le Bistro (Cindy’s) – Valentine’s Day set menu @ Le Bistro offering a delicious meal for two for 568RMB.

Feb. 14th – Valentine’s Set Dinner @ McCawley’s Shekou & Peninsula – McCawley’s Shekou and Penninsula both have different offerings for Valentine’s Day. Choose whichever suits you the best.

Feb. 14th - A Valentine’s Dinner at Milano Italian Restaurant – Milano’s is my favorite Italian restaurant in Shenzhen. If you’d like a romantic setting with delicious food, you’ve found the perfect place.

Feb. 15th – Shenzhen School Music Festival – Ten Shenzhen school bands and one band from Guangzhou will be performing in B10 Live. Sounds very interesting to see the development of new music in the PRD.

Feb. 15th - NÜ YEAR Tunnel Rave presented by The Real Deal – Another rave by The Real Deal boys at the IKEA Tunnels.

Feb. 16th – Ultimate Frisbee in Futian! Sunday Pickup 1:00PM @ Bianfang – The SZUPA meet every Sunday to play Ultimate Frisbee. This week they will meet 1:00PM at the Bianfang pitches.

If you attend any of these events, please email me at Jeff@thenanfang.com and we may include some of your reviews in a future post. Let’s keep your event organizers working to provide better and better events!

(Editor’s Note: We’re looking for dining and nightlife writers in Guangzhou and Dongguan. If you’re interested, please get in touch with us at admin@thenanfang.com)

 

Haohao

Shenzhen this weekend: Qipao night, live jazz, Australia Day, and open mic

Posted: 01/23/2014 3:09 pm

Shenzhen is slowly but surely emptying as people migrate across the country for Spring Festival. If you’re still around, there are a few things you can still do. Here’s what’s happening:

Jan. 23rd – Thursday Frisbee Throwing Training by the SZUPA – The SZUPA is an organization with the goal of spreading the sport of Ultimate frisbee to Shenzhen and China. They meet weekly for many activities related to their sport as well as social activities to reach out to the Shenzhen Community. Join them tonight if you’d like to learn the basics of throwing and catching a frisbee.

Jan. 24th – One Night in Shanghai @ Shang Bar – Enjoy Shanghai culture and fashion at Shang Garden Bar. This saturday they’ll be celebrating the chinese dress called the Qipao and featuring classic Shanghai music.

Jan. 25th – Gypsy Jazz @ Blu Bamboo – Blu Bamboo is a bar growing in popularity for live music in Shekou. If your night is empty here’s a good filler for some nice live jazz.

Jan. 25th - Adult Fencing Class – Learn to handle yourself in a fencing match. You never know when you’ll be challenged on the mean streets of Shenzhen to a sword match. Joking aside this sounds like a fun break from the norm.

Jan. 26th – Australia Day 2014 @ Boomerang bar – If you’re an Aussie and want to celebrate your country’s birthday, Boomerang Bar at Coastal City wants you there to take part in the fun.

Jan. 26th – Ultimate Frisbee @ Happy Valley Park – The Shenzhen Superren meet every Sunday to play Ultimate. The location may change in the future. Most days it will be at at Happy Valley Park. Please check where we will be playing each week by calling or texting Jeff (13751100329) to check.

Jan. 26th – Open Mic @ La Casa – Join Shenzhen’s original weekly Open Mic Night at La Casa.

If you attend any of these events, please email me at Jeff@thenanfang.com and we may include some of your reviews in a future post. Let’s keep your event organizers working to provide better and better events!

(Editor’s Note: We’re looking for dining and nightlife writers in Guangzhou and Dongguan. If you’re interested, please get in touch with us at admin@thenanfang.com)

 

Haohao

Shenzhen weekend: Standup comedy, book exchange, hiking, and rooftop party

Posted: 01/17/2014 9:25 am

Shenzhen has some interesting new things to do this weekend. Here’s what’s happening:

Jan. 17th – English Stand up Comedy Open Mic in Farsome – Farsome will start offering an Open Mic for wannabe comedians at their space in OCT Loft. Come out join the fun and test out your material.

Jan. 17th - GUIGUISUISUI Live @ Brown Sugar Jar – One man DIY punk/blues/horror artist GUIGUISUISUI will be playing in Shenzhen. Go check him out.

Jan. 18th - Book Exchange and Networking – This Saturday a new networking group starts with it’s first activity. Exchange will be hosting a book exchange at Captain Bar in Nanshan. Cheap drinks. Books, and lots of people to meet.

Jan. 18th – Psy Tribe TranceFormation @ O!Garden – A group of DJ’s will be blasting Trance music on the rooftop bar called O! Garden. In addition to the trippy sound they’ll be adding lots of visual elements to really set the mood.

Jan. 19th – Ultimate Frisbee @ Happy Valley Park – The Shenzhen Superren meet every Sunday to play Ultimate. The location may change in the future. Most days it will be at at Happy Valley Park. Please check where we will be playing each week by calling or texting Jeff (13751100329) to check.

Jan. 19th – Open Mic @ La Casa – Join Shenzhen’s original weekly Open Mic Night at La Casa.

If you attend any of these events, please email me at Jeff@thenanfang.com and we may include some of your reviews in a future post. Let’s keep your event organizers working to provide better and better events!

(Editor’s Note: We’re looking for dining and nightlife writers in Guangzhou and Dongguan. If you’re interested, please get in touch with us at admin@thenanfang.com)

Haohao

Shenzhen this weekend: DJ Tenishia, Last Improv Comedy, Warehouse Rave, Uber Brunch

Posted: 01/10/2014 4:13 pm

Shenzhen offers you a wide variety of activities this weekend. Here’s what’s happening:

Jan. 10th - Open Mic Night @ XPATS – Open Mic is every Friday at XPATS. Come enjoy a beer, and keep drinking those beers till you have the courage to go up to perform.

Jan. 11th – Saturday Brunch with Uber! – Uber, the popular car service that delivers you an Audi at the touch of a button through the use of an app, has been hosting events throughout Shenzhen recently to get people using their service. Here’s one more. Uber is hosting a free brunch at Fresco International Tapas in Shekou. Just use Uber to take you there.

Jan. 11th - Planet Factory Improv Comedy Presents: GRANDE FINALE FAREWELL SHOW! – After a year of putting on entertaining improv comedy, The Planet Factory is calling it quits, but before they do they want to have one last show. Here’s your last chance.

Jan. 11th - Sunday Ultimate Frisbee by the SZUPA – Join a growing group of expats and local Chinese players play the fast growing international sport: Ultimate.

Jan. 11th – Tenishia @ Pepper Club – 1st YEAR ANNIVERSARY World’s #49 DJ – Pepper Club celebrates it’s 1 Year Anniversary by inviting DJ Tenishia, a DJ ranked #49 out of 100 in the world.

Jan. 11th – The Real Deal Presents – Warehouse Rave – The Real Deal Inc is bringing you another one of their popular raves. This time however they’ve found their way out of the tunnels of IKEA and traded up for using a warehouse in Che Gong Miao. Good music, cheap drinks, and lots of buzz for this event make me think you need to be there this Saturday.

Jan. 12th – Ultimate Frisbee @ Happy Valley Park – The Shenzhen Superren meet every Sunday to play Ultimate. The location may change in the future. Most days it will be at at Happy Valley Park. Please check where we will be playing each week by calling or texting Jeff(13751100329) to check.

If you attend any of these events, please email me at Jeff@thenanfang.com and we may include some of your reviews in a future post. Let’s keep your event organizers working to provide better and better events!

(Editor’s Note: We’re looking for dining and nightlife writers in Guangzhou and Dongguan. If you’re interested, please get in touch with us at admin@thenanfang.com)

Haohao

Shenzhen this weekend: Sabu Toyozumi, tennis, tap dancing and salsa

Posted: 01/3/2014 9:59 am

The first weekend of the year and it’s off to a great start. Here’s what’s happening:

Jan. 3rd – Saturday Salsa Night @ Curv Bar – Make your way down to Curv bar for some Salsa with the Fun Salsa Club.

Jan. 3rd – Japanese Legendary Improvising Drummer Sabu Toyozumi @ B10 Live – Let Sabu beat away your boardom this weekend on his drums. A professional famous improvisational drummer from Japan.

Jan. 4th – 2014 Shenzhen Tennis Open – The Shenzhen Open is coming to an end. Come see Li Na defend her title in the 2014 Shenzhen Open as she competes for $500,000.

Jan. 4th – Tap Dance: Rhythm of the Dance – Come experience some true Irish culture through storytelling by song and dance.

Jan. 5th - Sunday Ultimate Frisbee by the SZUPA – Join a growing group of expats and local Chinese players play the fast growing international sport: Ultimate.

If you attend any of these events, please email me at Jeff@thenanfang.com and we may include some of your reviews in a future post. Let’s keep your event organizers working to provide better and better events!

(Editor’s Note: We’re looking for dining and nightlife writers in Guangzhou and Dongguan. If you’re interested, please get in touch with us at admin@thenanfang.com)

Haohao

Shenzhen this weekend: Seaworld opens, Santacon, toy drive, and Drum N Bass

Posted: 12/19/2013 3:14 pm

Christmas is almost here! Lots of Christmassy things are starting to pop up around the city. Here’s what’s happening this weekend:

Dec. 19th – Learn to throw a frisbee by the SZUPA – The SZUPA aims to spread the sport of ultimate frisbee to Shenzhen and China. Members meet weekly for many activities related to the sport as well as social activities to reach out to the Shenzhen Community. Join tonight if you’d like to learn the basics of throwing and catching a frisbee. It’s cold so dress warm and bring some hot chocolate!

Dec. 19th – Inner Journey – Meditation with Rose Lv - Join Rose as she leads you in some techniques to reduce stress from the busy lifestyle of Shenzhen.

Dec. 20th - Grand Opening of Seaworld Plaza – After endless construction, Seaworld is finally ready for it’s grand opening. It’s definitely worth a look as they did a great job modernizing it. It looks beautiful. I’m sure this will be a great event to be a part of.

Dec. 20th - Pre-Christmas Party @ Shang Garden Bar – Time to celebrate Christmas with DJ’s and drinking! Also a Lucky Draw!

Dec. 21st - The Official Shenzhen Santacon – Travel around Shenzhen in a Santa costume (provided) and give out gifts to kids while drinking and taking pics. Merry Christmas!

Dec. 21st - Darkside of the BASS – White Cat brings you another drum and bass filled night at Cafe 5. Cheap drinks and good music. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday night.

Dec. 22nd - Christmas Toys for Needy Children Project – Donate some toys for children in need. Do something good for others this holiday season. Bring your toys Baia’s restaurant in Sea World.

If you attend any of these events, please email me at Jeff@thenanfang.com and we may include some of your reviews in a future post. Let’s keep your event organizers working to provide better and better events!

(Editor’s Note: We’re looking for dining and nightlife writers in Guangzhou and Dongguan. If you’re interested, please get in touch with us at admin@thenanfang.com)

Haohao

Oktoberfest (in November), live Beijing hip hop, and tunnel rave this weekend

Posted: 11/7/2013 2:11 pm

Halloween’s gone, but the party isn’t stopping.  Check out what’s happening tonight and this weekend in Shenzhen:

Nov. 7-12th - 8th Annual Shenzhen Oktoberfest - The Oktoberfest at The Venice hotel is one of the most anticipated parties of the year offering great entertainment and lots of delicious foods. Don’t miss it.

Nov. 7th – Learn to throw a Frisbee by the SZUPA – The SZUPA is an organization with the goal of spreading the sport of Ultimate frisbee to Shenzhen and China. They meet weekly for many activities related to their sport as well as social activities to reach out to the Shenzhen Community. Join them tonight if you’d like to learn the basics of throwing and catching a frisbee.

Nov. 8th - Beijing’s Purple Soul debuts their W.T.F Album @ B10 Live – B10 continues to bring you the true experience of live music and performance artists from the best of local and international acts. Come experience some of Beijing’s newest and brightest Hip Hop groups.

Nov. 8th – Adidas Originals Electronic Party Series – “Superstars” Featuring Jack Beats @ Pepper Club – Club Pepper continues to be an important club in Shenzhen drawing in international DJs and throwing popular themed events. Check them out as they take part in a Nationwide DJ series presented by Adidas featuring Jack Beats supported by Wonky Kong DJs.

Nov. 9th - Coaster Raid – Explore all of Shekou- Join Coaster Raid as they further explore the ever-changing city of Shenzhen. This time they focus on Shekou. Time to find out if it’s more than just expat bars and restaurants.

Nov. 9th - Tunnel Rave Presented by The Real Deal Inc - The Real Deal Inc continues their series of rave parties in Shenzhen’s now not-so-secret IKEA tunnels. People do love to party in the dark.

Nov. 10th - FRANKIE’S 2nd Annual Marine Corps Birthday Party – Frankie’s is Shenzhen’s most authentic American bar offering quality food and drinks. Come celebrate the birth of the United States Marine Corps.

Nov. 10th – Sunday Ultimate Frisbee by the SZUPA – Join a growing group of expats and local Chinese players play the fast growing international sport: Ultimate.

If you attend any of these events, please email me at Jeff@thenanfang.com and we may include some of your reviews in a future post. Let’s keep your event organizers working to provide better and better events!

(Editor’s Note: We’re looking for dining and nightlife writers in Guangzhou and Dongguan. If you’re interested, please get in touch with us at admin@thenanfang.com)

Haohao
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