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Shenzhen this weekend: Beer pong, open mic, proton packs and all that Jazz

Posted: 10/4/2013 8:58 am

It’s a week-long holiday so why not get out and have some fun? Shenzhen is celebrating with a few fun-filled days this weekend. Check out what’s happening:

Oct. 4th - Jef Neve Trio – The 3rd OCT Jazz Festival - The Jef Neve Trio playing live @ The 3rd OCT Jazz Festival. One of the best festivals in Shenzhen for music with lots of new acts each time.

Oct. 4th - Samuel Blaser Trio – The 3rd OCT Jazz Festival - The Samuel Blaser Trio will play live @ The 3rd OCT Jazz Festival.

Oct. 4th – Open Mic at XPATS – Come enjoy a beer, and keep drinking those beers till you have the courage to go up and perform.

Oct. 5th -  Beer Pong at The Snakepit – Beer Pong Returns to The Snakepit. Lots of discounted beer and prizes. Hosted by the SZUPA.

Oct. 6th – Sunday Ultimate Frisbee by the SZUPA – Join a growing group of expats and local Chinese players play the fast growing international sport: Ultimate.

Oct. 6th – Luna Sunday Cinema: Ghostbusters – Enjoy great food and classic movies at one of Shekou’s best bar’s, Luna Bar. This week: Ghostbusters.

If you attend any of these events, please email me at [email protected] and we may include some of your review 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 [email protected])


Diverse group of artists to showcase their work at exhibition in Shenzhen

Posted: 07/31/2013 2:04 pm

“Sleepwalker” by Minmin Wu

The SHARE via ART – 2013 Summer MIX event will showcase the work of a diverse range of artists in a variety of media at OCT in Shenzhen’s Nanshan District from Aug. 25 to Sept. 7.

The founder of ART+ is Hong Kong-born, UK-educated artist and graphic designer Katherine Li. She told The Nanfang that artists whose work will be on exhibition at Block A, No. 201, OCT Ecological Sq. include herself, Michel Bertrand from France, Martin Larronde from France, and Tomasso Rodolfo Masera from Italy as well as others from Russia, China, the United States, and Canada.

Chinese artists Tony Liu, Bruce Wu and Minmin Wu will also have their work exhibited.

Respected local expat musicians such as vocalist and guitar player Dave Seymour, bass player Tom Bird and singer-songwriter Stephen Merchant will also be showcasing their talents at the exhibition.

“Celestial Lands” by Michel Bertrand

The opening reception will be held on Saturday Aug. 24 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the exhibition will be open on Monday to Thursday to those who have an appointment and Friday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The exhibition is being held in association with charities IRNGO and Shenzhen Min Ai Disabled Children’s Welfare Center. It is co-organised by experienced charity worker Lana Koshel whose artwork will also be on show.

For more information, contact Katherine Li at [email protected]

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