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Things to do in SZ during holiday
    2022-09-30  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Night market

A motorcycle trunk market, an open-air cinema, live role-playing games, creative gadgets, accessories, snacks, drinks and more surprises are waiting for your discovering at the centuries-old Datian Ancestral Residence during the holiday. Built in 1825 by the Chen family originally from Fujian Province, the residence is a typical Hakka compound with three halls, several rooms, a pond and a grove.

Venue: Datian Ancestral Residence, Longgang District (龙岗区大田世居)

Metro: Line 3 to Shuanglong Station (双龙站), Exit B and then take a taxi

B. Duck funland

Indulge yourself in a B. Duck-themed funland in OH Bay. During the holiday, the funland, decorated with the cute cartoon duck images, will offer you exciting experiences in bumper cars, a little train, bowling and more games.

Venue: OH Bay, Bao’an District (宝安区欢乐港湾)

Metro: Line 5 to Linhai Station (临海站), Exit B


For lovers of natural flowers and wild fragrances, more specifically of roses, this is the ideal season to visit the rose garden of the Xiangmi Park. Flamboyant roses are in full blossom there, so for this holiday, bring your cameras and admire roses with your friends or loved ones.

Park open: 6 a.m.-11 p.m.

Venue: Xiangmi Park, Futian District (福田区香蜜公园)

Metro: Line 7 to Nonglin Station (农林站), Exit C

Hairawn muhly

The hairawn muhly (粉黛乱子草) grass fields in some local parks are also ideal destinations for people who desire to experience the true beauty of nature. The pink flowers are very feathery and add a cloudlike appearance to the top of the grass.

Venue 1: Moshanghua Park, Bao’an District (宝安区陌上花公园)

Metro: Line 6 to Guantian Station (官田站), Exit D, then take bus M310 and get off at Renda Villa Stop (任达山庄站)

Venue 2: Honghuashan Park, Guangming District (光明区红花山公园)

Metro: Line 6 to Honghuashan Station (红花山站), Exit C

Two shows

Shenzhen pianist Luo Wei who graduated from Curtis Institute of Music will play pieces by Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky on Oct. 4. Two concerts featuring songs from Danish animation “Circleen, Coco and the Wild Rhinoceros” will be held Oct. 6.

Booking: WeChat account “cmskpac”

Venue: Mountain View Theater, inside Sea World Culture and Arts Center, Nanshan District (南山区海上世界文化艺术中心内境山剧场)

Metro: Line 2 to Sea World Station (海上世界站), Exit A

World music concerts

Chinese musicians Shi Lei and Wang Mengying will play three world music concerts with the theme of 24 Chinese solar terms. At the concerts, audience members will enjoy special tunes performed from didgeridoo, handpan, kalimba, Native American flute, Jew’s harp, fujara, bansuri, udu drum and more.

Time: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Oct. 1

Tickets: 320 yuan

Booking: WeChat account “深圳滨海艺术中心”

Venue: Bay Opera of Shenzhen, Bao’an District (宝安区深圳滨海艺术中心)

Metro: Line 5 to Baohua Station (宝华站), Exit A

New exhibition space

Two exhibitions are being held at OCAT Shenzhen’s new space. “Participating Sculptures: Memories From the OCAT Biennale,” running until Nov. 8, is a brief retrospective of the OCAT Biennale’s previous editions, and “Field Neuron,” running until Nov. 20, features works by young artists Yao Mingfeng and Wang Yezi. Visitors can enjoy art while resting at a coffee shop.

Venue: OCAT Shenzhen Hall B10, North Area, OCT-LOFT, Nanshan District (南山区华侨城创意文化园北区OCAT深圳馆B10新馆)

Metro: Line 2 to Qiaocheng North Station (侨城北站), Exit B

‘Future Returns’

Artworks by 44 masters including Zao Wou-ki, Salvador Dali, Juan Miro, Andy Warhol and Rene Magritte are on display at the “Future Returns” exhibition, which is divided in five sections: Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Conceptual Art, and New Painting and Art from 1988 onwards. The exhibition (108 yuan) runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31.

Venue: ARTECHALL, Cloud Park, Longgang District (龙岗区天安云谷科技艺术展览馆)

Metro: Line 10 to Gangtou Station (岗头站), Exit C2

Julian Opie, classic photos

British visual artist Julian Opie will hold his solo exhibition “OP.VR/HEM@shenzhen” (78 yuan) from Oct. 1 to Jan. 31, 2023. Opie is best known for his conceptual art installations and his ability to capture the essence of the human form in motion. And a total of 170 classic photos from the National Geographic magazine are on display at an exhibition (78 yuan) until Nov. 13.

Venue: The MixC World, Nanshan District (南山区万象天地)

Metro: Line 1 to Hi-tech Park Station (高新园站), Exit A


Lisson Gallery is cooperating with ArtBay to present the “Variation” exhibition featuring works by 11 artists including Anish Kapoor, Tony Cragg, Ryan Gander, Shirazeh Houshiary, Jason Martin, Julian Opie, Liu Xiaodong, Nathalie Djunberg & Hans Berg, Rodney Graham, Christopher Le Brun and Tatsuo Miyajima. The free exhibition runs until Nov. 6.

Booking: WeChat account “ArtBayCulture”

Venue: ArtBay, South Area, OCT-LOFT, Nanshan District (南山区华侨城创意文化园南区艺湾)

Metro: Line 1 to Qiaocheng East Station (侨城东站), Exit A

Sanxingdui art

Relics from Sanxingdui, including replicas, are on display at a free exhibition until Oct. 23.

Booking: WeChat account “iszbwg”

Venue: Shenzhen Museum (of Ancient Art), Futian District (福田区深圳博物馆古代艺术馆)

Metro: Line 9 to Hongling South Station (红岭南站), Exit A

V&A exhibits

A free exhibition running until Oct. 30 features 90 gold, silver, portrait miniatures, snuffboxes, mosaic paintings and dresses on loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London.

Booking: WeChat “nanshanmuseum”

Venue: Nanshan Museum, Nanshan District (南山区南山博物馆)

Metro: Line 1 to Taoyuan Station (桃园站), Exit B

Jinling paintings

Jointly organized by the Nanjing Museum and the He Xiangning Art Museum, “From Dong Qichang to Fu Baoshi: Special Exhibition of Jinling Paintings Over 400 Years,” running until Oct. 12, showcases 180 paintings from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to now, created by Jiangsu-based masters.

Booking: WeChat account “hxnartmuseum”

Venue: He Xiangning Art Museum, Nanshan District (南山区何香凝美术馆)

Metro: Line 1 to OCT Station (华侨城站), Exit C

Shen Shaomin’s art

The “Shen Shaomin’s Brief History of Science” exhibition reflects Chinese contemporary artist Shen Shaomin’s understanding of the world including his doubts on scientific development.

Booking: WeChat account “PingshanArtMuseum”

Venue: Pingshan Art Museum, Huide Road, Pingshan District (坪山区汇德路坪山美术馆)

Metro: Line 3 to Shuanglong Station (双龙站), Exit D and then take a bus or taxi

Light shows

The Guangming Farm Park is holding a light show (38 yuan) every night through Nov. 13. Glittering installations in the shapes of heavenly bodies, the galaxy and fireflies, and parades offer endless fun in the holiday.

Booking: WeChat account “szgmncly”

Venue: Guangming Farm Park, Guangming District (光明区光明农场大观园)

Metro: Line 6 to Guangming Street Station (光明大街站), Exit A and then take a taxi

Fashion, doodle and more

The “Metafashion” exhibition (128 yuan) running until Oct. 8 features iconic collections by Dutch fashion duo Viktor & Rolf. At the “Wish You Were Here” exhibition (128 yuan) running until Oct. 16, Maurizio Cattelan presents more than 20 playful and thought-provoking works. And Sam Cox, known under the moniker Mr Doodle, is displaying his graffiti works at the “Abstract Doodlism” exhibition (58 yuan) running until Nov. 20.

Venue: Sea World Culture and Arts Center, Nanshan District (南山区海上世界文化艺术中心)

Metro: Line 2 to Sea World Station (海上世界站), Exit A

Sand sculptures

With the ocean as the theme, the Dameisha Sand Sculpture Festival showcases 11 sculptures. Most works feature instantly recognizable figures or characters that are fascinating to see. At night the pieces are lit in special ways, adding a whole new dimension to them.

Venue: Dameisha Coastal Park, Yantian District (盐田区大梅沙海滨公园)

Metro: Line 8 to Yantian Port West Station (盐田港西站), Exit A1, then take bus M196

(Cao Zhen)

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