This Weekend in Shekou - August 25-28
Welcome to ShekouDaily's Weekend Newsletter and congratulations on making it through one of the biggest Typhoons to hit China in recent years. After an event like this, we can't just stay home and do nothing. Here's a list of plenty of great things to do this weekend, including our Summer-End party that we sincerely hope you will join us for. We'll continue to update this post with events as they come in so check back often. Have a great weekend!
NOTE: Most of the content below appears in chronological order and "as submitted" by event organizers, promoters or venues, to the ShekouDaily directory. If you'd like to include your events or promotions to ShekouDaily or these newsletters, you may do so for free here.
Whether you're an experienced archer or have been interested in trying it, this is a great event to attend. This Friday from 5-8pm, come enjoy drinks, Archery, Fun Games, Lucky Draw and catered finger food from Panini Station, all in support of a great cause. All profits from this event will be donated to Heart 2 Heart Charity in Shanghai. BEST Archery Center is located at 4th Floor, Building A shengfa plaza,No.23 Yan Shan Road and can be reached at 13590383115
Looking for a place to learn and practice Mandarin? Then come join this language exchange group in Shekou for a free tutorial in Mandarin and Cantonese. Native speakers and professional tutors will be there from 8-9:30pm this Saturday. Expats, Foreigners and Non-native speakers are welcome. This group fills up fast so be sure to RSVP soon. Note: This is a free tutorial; however, attendees are asked to buy at least one drink to support the venue (about 35 RMB). To join, contact Wilson Wilson: 136 7015 3709 (mobile), wilsonlau8803 (wechat) or Miomio: 131 4880 7853 (mobile), yimioyo (wechat) The event will be held at the coffee shop at 1-111, N1 Building Nanhai e-Cool, N6 Xing Hua Road.
Don't miss one of our two biggest events of the year. Whether you're new in town, returning from summer holiday, want to network and meet new people and or just want to enjoy a great party with live music, amazing food and freeflow drinks, this is the party for you! Best of all, it's all FREE for Shekou Angels and their guests. Everyone is welcome! Visit ShekouDaily.cn/summer for more details.
The IMAX Theater in the Gateway One Shopping Center across from Sea World in Shekou, Shenzhen, China is hosting the 2017 NCPA International Opera Film Exhibition until September 24th. Fourteen internationally acclaimed films from around the world will be screened, two per weekend for seven weekends. Films are screened at 3pm on Saturdays and Sunday. Tickets are 60 RMB at the door per screening or 40 RMB each if you buy tickets via their APP. We'll include each weekend's screenings in our weekend newsletter or you can click here for complete schedule and details.
The film is screened in its original Italian language and has subtitles in Chinese. If you can't make it at 3pm this Saturday August 26th in Shekou, you can also see it on Sunday August 27th in Futian. Click here for more details about the exhibition.
Looks like we have another storm approaching on Sunday. Click here for the latest on Tropical Storm PAKHAR.
People have been asking about this much-hyped fight for months. Floyd Mayweather Jr (40), an undefeated 49-0 (26 KOs) former boxing world champion will go up against MMA superstar and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor (28) 21-3 (18 KOs) in Las Vegas this Sunday August 27th from 9am (Shekou Standard Time). Various venues have announced that they'll be showing the fight and will be offering various breakfast and drink specials to viewers. We STRONGLY Recommend calling and making reservations as these venues will surely be packed. Click here for contact info and event details for these places to watch the fight.
The film is screened in its original Italian language and has subtitles in English and Chinese. If you can't make it at 3pm this Sunday August 27th in Shekou, you can also see it on Saturday August 26th in Futian. Click here for more details about the exhibition.
Think you're good at retro video games? Now is your chance to see how to do against others at our Retro Video Game Competition! Please scan the code in the poster for rules and regulations. See you Sunday, August 27th! FUBAR Brewpub is located at Hai Chang Street 101-5 and can be reached at
COMING UP NEXT WEEKEND
Every year on the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar is Chinese Valentine’s Day “七夕节 (Qīxījié),” a day devoted to romance. Also known as the Double Seven Festival, the Qixi Festival is recognized as Chinese Valentine’s Day for the romantic love story between Altair and Vega. Altair is said to be Niu Lang (a poor but industrious cowherd), Vega is said to be Zhi Nü (the seventh daughter of the lord of heaven). Whether you're a cowherd, the daughter of the lord of heaven, or not, there are many places to enjoy a romantic evening this Qīxījié.
After two years away, Tim Ambler is returning to the Lobby Lounge at the Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai Hotel. Come enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Free House Wines, Local Beer and Long mix drinks from 20:00-23:00 to welcome Tim back. The Hilton is located at 1177 Wanghai Road.
Join us in the first week of September for the second FREE Legal Corner by the Management and Service Center for Expats, organized by ShekouDaily, where we will help to answer questions you may have about laws and living in Shekou. Back in June we held the first FREE Legal Corner to help answers questions people had about local laws and living in Shenzhen. In the first week of September, we will do it again! Click here to apply to learn more or RSVP to join as space is limited.
Time is running out! Get your friends together to join in on this global effort against human trafficking. Local groups are meeting on September 9th for the Shekou event. Both runners and walkers can join in on this 5k run/walk starting from the mermaid statue (Nuwa Park) near Sea World. Everyone is welcome! Click here for details.
We'll continue to update this post with more events as they are shared with us... Have a great weekend!
ARTICLES PUBLISHED THIS WEEK:
In case you've missed them, here are some articles published this week:
- Watch Videos of Severe Typhoon HATO in Shenzhen
- Simon Says: What happens if your car crashes into a jaywalker?
- Shekou Ferry Services Cancelled Ahead of Typhoon Hato
- Brownouts Hit Shekou on Hottest Day of the Year So Far
- Tropical Storm HATO Expected to Hit Shenzhen with Winds Up to 126 km/h
- Where to Watch the Mayweather vs McGregor Fight
- Opening of the Sea World Culture & Arts Center Announced by Design Society
- Registration Requirements and Fines for Foreigners
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