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Shenzhen Weekend: Easter Events Galore, Standup Comedy, Carsick Cars and More

Posted: 04/17/2014 4:39 pm

Easter is almost here and that crazy rabbit seems to be in many places at once. Check out where he’s going amid all the other fun this Easter weekend.

Apr. 17th – 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. 18th - Alex Kenji @ Pepper Club – Alex Kenji will be making a stop at Pepper to play some of his signature House music blends. Catch him this Friday.

Apr. 18th & 19th - Bunny or Devil @ V bar - Hop on over to V Bar for two days of Easter themed sexiness lead by International sexy dance group Scorpio. Make sure to follow the dress code for this themed party. 18th White, 19th Black.

Apr. 19th - Happy Easter at Café Zentro – Cafe Zentro in the Venice hotel will be having a lunch and dinner buffet themed for Easter on the 19th and 20th with egg painting, a clown, and the Easter Buddy is rumored to be on the guest list. Their buffet will include seafood, desserts, soft drinks and even beer.

Apr. 19th – Carsick Cars promoting their new Album @ B10 Live -  The Carsick Cars return this Saturday to B10 as they to tour for their newly released album.

Apr. 19th – LIVE Standup Comedy @ OCT Farsome Space! This Saturday! Free Ride by Uber! – English Standup Comedy returns to OCT Farsome Space this Saturday. It was voted the #1 entertainment in Hong Kong by Lonely Planet. Even show up in style in an Audi thanks to UBER. Promo Code worth 75RMB to anyone that buys a ticket.

Apr. 19th – Easter Bash! @ Rapscallions – The Evil Deeds, Spacefolk & 龙龟乐队 LIVE! -  Live rock music and drinking. Feels like a real traditional Easter to me!

Apr. 20th – The Easter Bunny @ the Easter Festival in Shekou! -  The Easter bunny will be hopping around Shekou on April 20th. Bring your kids to take part in games, photo opportunities with the big bunny, and lots of delicious food.

Apr. 20th - Easter Sunday Brunch at Shekou Hilton -  Checkout the Shekou Hilton’s first ever Sunday Brunch which happens to be themed for Easter with a Easter Egg hunt, and Egg paining. Combined with delicious food, this sounds great.

Apr. 20th - Easter Brunch at the Langham -  The Langham, one of the most beautiful hotels in Shenzhen is offering their own Easter brunch with a delicious Easter Ham, deviled eggs, lots of desserts, and a kid’s corner with many fun Easter themed activities.

Apr. 20th - Easter Brunch/Beach Egg Hunt at Feast Restaurant in Da Mei Sha -  Why not head to a private beach this Easter Sunday for a beachside brunch with freeflow wine and while your kids can do an egg scavenger hunt, egg painting and other activities. Feast Restaurant is a good choice for your Easter.

Apr. 20th - Food & Drink Tasting: The Tavern Sports Bar & Grill -  What a great deal from That’s PRD and the Tavern. One of the best deals I’ve seen in a while for good food. Only 88 RMB! Check it out.

Apr. 20th - Ultimate Frisbee in Futian! Sunday Pickup 12:30PM @ Lianhua Middle School – This week the meet will take place at 12:30pm at Lianhua Middle School, after which food and drinks will be had at Frankies American BarThe SZUPA meet every Sunday to play Ultimate Frisbee.

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: 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

Guangdong Storm Round-Up: Deadly Rain of Terror to Continue

Posted: 04/2/2014 3:32 pm

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Here’s our round-up of some Guangdong and specifically Shenzhen rain-related stories from the past couple of days:

The number of deaths caused by the storm throughout Guangdong has risen to 14 as of this morning with 3 victims still missing, reports SZ News. The government states that a total of 3,902 people have been evacuated, and the economy is estimated to have suffered a loss of RMB 199 million.

The storm is the cause for the sinking of three fishing boats, leading to the death of one person and the disappearance of another.

Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport reports that there are currently no more delays and that all of its flights are back on schedule. This is after the airport had issued its first ever red alert for delays, leading to the cancelling of over 200 flights and the rerouting of over 100.

What’s On Shenzhen reported that the 250 passengers of a Dragonair flight re-routed to Shenzhen from Hong Kong were forced to remain in the parked plane overnight. One passenger had said, “We were on the tarmac from 10 p.m. last night to 7 a.m. this morning. Passengers were told to leave the plane and find their own way to Hong Kong without any stipends for travel.”

Additionally, a Shenzhen airport spokesperson emphasized that the leaking at the airport is not as serious as reported on Weibo. The spokesperson stated that those pictures only show the parking garage, whereas there are only a total of over 20 leaks that have been counted in the roof of the new airport terminal.

Shenzhen has received an average of 125 mm of precipitation since the start of the storm, while the heaviest has been 318 mm. The most has been at Hongshulin Station, in which 115 mm of rain were collected within one hour.

Weather reports are saying that the rain, hail and wind will continue for the next few days. Stay dry, people.

Photo credit: Sznews.com

Haohao

140,000 fake Viagra pills seized in Shenzhen

Posted: 04/2/2014 8:46 am

You can’t rely on the blue pills for performance…not from the ones sold from this illegal drug production facility in Shenzhen.

Shenzhen drug administration and Shekou police department seized a total of 140,000 contraband Viagra pills worth more than RMB 5 million ($806,000) at a counterfeit drug wholesaling den, Shenzhen Business Daily reported on April 1.

The raid came after the Shekou police department received a tip from an anonymous source saying that fake Viagra was being sold online to buyers throughout China. On March 24, after identifying that the suspects were operating from a residential building on Qianhai Road in Nanshan district, the police raided the operation and arrested three suspects.

Testing results from the Shenzhen drug administration confirmed the drugs as counterfeit. The fake Viagra pills was found to mimic the effects of the Pfizer-made drug designed to help cure erectile dysfunction.

According to Pfizer’s senior scientist Amy Callanan, the bogus blue pills may contain chalk, brick dust, paint, or pesticides. In an extreme case, counterfeit pills sold to South Korea that originated in China were found to contain human fetuses, Bloomberg Business Week reported.

If results are reliable, the real pills could help prevent cancer, according to researchers at Guangdong’s Sun Yat Sen University.

Home page photo from Security Industry

Haohao

China expert John Dorris predicts China to lead developing world, but questions innovation

Posted: 04/1/2014 11:29 am

American John Dorris, a founder of consulting firm Sino-Associates, raised concerns over China’s innovative spirit as the economy continues to grow in a speech at the Shenzhen IdeaXchange  on March 30. The expert on Chinese affairs said while the nation poised to be the biggest economy by 2030, local innovators may not be able to directly compete with those in the West any time soon. But there is much certainty that they will be leading the developing world in South America and Africa.

He went on to discuss how challenges lie in store for the new generation. “In the past, globalization was left to outliers, adventurers and explorers. Today, we are all involved in globalization,” he said. “We are the first truly global generation at work.”

Dorris, a frequent guest speaker at Hong Kong University, described himself as an “interculturalist,” and went over a host of issues for the audience. From the history of globalization going all the way back to China’s role in the ancient Silk Road to modern trading from 1950 and on, he detailed the rapid changes within China. For example, in 1984 Sun Guiying was famously the first Chinese citizen to privately own a car – a Toyota Publica – yet by 1986 China was the second largest market for Toyota. With his expertise on multicultural environments, it was a fascinating discussion at the latest Shenzhen IdeaXchange  speaking event.

With over 250 people in attendance at the Nanshan library, the free event has been taken to a whole new level compared to last month’s humble venue in OCT’s Farsome space. Other engaging speakers included economist Edgar Ollervides on fiat currency; Hanan Yariv continuing to deconstruct economies by going over cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin; local comedian Jay Jay keeping it light with an education on comedy structure; and lastly more multicultural issues with Anthony Paglino on his experiences in Chinese villages and how it relates to his views on cultures coming together.

The Shenzhen IdeaXchange  will continue to hold monthly events. Watch The Nanfang for announcements on the April lineup of speakers, sure to be among the most interesting activities in the PRD.

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

New Chinese dating service comes with hefty membership fee for the guys

Posted: 03/7/2014 1:38 pm

Popular matchmaking service, Meimeng, is on a nationwide search for the top 100 single women in China. Last weekend, they held a recruitment session in Shenzhen. The finalists will receive a private matchmaking session and will be invited to attend a blind date party in Sanya this June in the hopes of meeting that special someone, Shenzhen News reports.

In an interview, Meimeng CEO, Zhang Rui, explained that both men and women can join the service for free, however if the men wish to contact any of the interested women they are expected to pay a membership fee of between RMB40,000 and RMB100,000. If that wasn’t a steep enough price tag, in order to qualify, they must also possess assets in excess of RMB5 million, equal to the cost of a house. “We are a company established by married women. Helping people get married is a good deed.” she says.

Close to one hundred singles aged 24-50 attended the Shenzhen event. Speaking to the event’s success rate, Mrs Zhang explains, “if both parties like each other and decide to be boyfriend and girlfriend, it’s deemed a successful match. Our current rate of success is between 70% and 80%.”

In order to qualify, every woman is subject to three tests: a face and palmistry test, a lie detector test and an overall quality evaluation. Mrs Zhang stresses that “the lie detector test is to encourage every woman in attendance to be honest and open.” Women are also tested for health, character, unique talents, and voice. If they meet the requisite standards, they are allowed to join the club for free.

Meimeng claims its members are the best singles in the world, and their popular app is available only to pre-screened and approved members. Miss  Zhou, one of the participants, told the reporter, “I’m not sure if the process is reliable but I am hopeful. I am most concerned about men’s overall quality. Money is not critically important. The key point is that we have common interests and like each other at first sight.”

Miss Xu, also a post 80s from Sichuan, is working in finance. She likes handsome men, and is hoping to find an educated and outgoing partner. “I am looking for someone who shares the same values and interests.” Miss Long, a freelancer from Hunan agrees, “It’s important for both parties to feel right about each other.”

Good luck to all singles.

Haohao

Shenzhen weekend: Avril Lavigne, Dirty Vegas, Reflector, Spring Gathering, and more

Posted: 03/6/2014 11:00 am

Check out this very musical weekend Shenzhen is serving up:

Mar. 6th – 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. 7th - Punk Band Reflector 2014 China Tour @ B10 Live – Punk band Reflector will be playing this Saturday at B10 live. Punk music is hardly ever played in the ‘Zhen so this is quite the little opportunity.

Mar. 7th - Dirty Vegas @ Pepper Club – Grammy Award winning DJs Dirty Vegas will be spinning in Pepper Club this Friday. Don’t miss it.

Mar. 7th - LAST PARTY @ True Color 25th Floor Club – Experience the final night of True Color 25th Floor as it closes it’s doors for good. Many of Shenzhen’s most well known DJ’s will be supporting, including Mafio.

Mar. 8th – Shenzhen Exchange: Saturday Hangout – Join the Shenzhen Exchange as they start meeting on Saturdays to hang out and plan future events. This meeting is set in the beautiful second floor of Idutang in OCT.

Mar. 8th - Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia Spring Gathering 2014 / 2014年新马印春季联欢会 – The Singaporean, Malaysian, and Indonesian communities are meeting up for a giant gathering on March 8th. Lots of great food and fun.

Mar. 9th – The Avril Lavigne Tour Live in Shenzhen 2014 – Avril Lavigne, Grammy Award winning pop star, will be playing live this Sunday at Shenzhen Bay Sport Center.

Mar. 9th - 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

[Updated] Shenzhen’s highly-anticipated Color Run shelved by police

Posted: 03/4/2014 5:54 pm

This story has been updated with a new date for the race.

The Color Run was generating a lot of buzz in Shenzhen, but now people will need to wait till the end of the month if they still want to participate.

Today it was announced on The Color Run website that the Color Run, which was set to take place on March 8, has been postponed to March 29. From the official announcement:

As advised by the Government authorities and the Police, we are sorry to inform you that The Color Run Shenzhen on March 8th has to be postponed to March 29th. Pre-Event Packet Pick-Up will be held on March 27th to March 28th accordingly. Registered Color Runners can choose to keep your spot and join us on March 29th. If you are unable to join us on the new date, you can request a refund of your registration fee*, starting from 9 AM, March 6th to 5 PM, March 13th and any request for refund will not be accepted after that.

Starting from March 14th at 9 AM, we will reopen the registration to release the available spots. Registration deadline is 12 PM, March 26th, or till sold out. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

Many are already speculating that the postponement is related to the Kunming attack over the weekend, which has spooked Chinese security officials and already resulted in a beefier deployment of police in other cities in China.

The Color Run bills itself as the “Happiest 5K in the World”. The untimed race sees runners splashed with paint after every one kilometre completed.

 

Haohao
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