What's Up Guangzhou: February 6-12

By That's PRD, February 6, 2017

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That's PRD takes a look at the best of the week:


February 7-8: Gaelforce Dance

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The driving passion for dance and music is at the forefront of Irish identity, and is reflected in this dancing spectacle. Gaelforce Dance, a celebration of Irish dance and song, is highly acclaimed for its expertly weaved choreography, thundering rhythms, enchanting melodies and compelling storyline. It depicts the story of two lovers who aren’t aware of the passion that will eventually become an ill-fated affair. 

Feb 7-8, 8pm; RMB80-680. Guangzhou Opera House. See event listing

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February 9: Hooley’s Trivia Night

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Every Thursday evening, Hooley's presents a night of trivia. Head over to indulge in a wide range of questions and prizes for the top three teams! Hang around after to enjoy live music.

Feb 9, 8.30pm; free entry. Hooley’s Irish Pub and Restaurant. See event listing.


February 10: Guangdong National Orchestra

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One the most renowned Chinese folk music ensembles, the Guangdong National Orchestra emerged from the Chinese Dance and Song Theater in 2002. Having established itself as an independent national orchestra with more than 1,000 works in its repertoire, the orchestra has collaborated with many prominent national artists and has expanded its ranks with top graduates from famous conservatories in China and Hong Kong. Its members span all ages, giving vitality to this traditional Chinese orchestra. The group has also been invited to many an international musical stage such as Art Festival of China, Tokushima Folk Art Festival of Japan, Singapore Arts Festival, Hong Kong Youth Art Festival, Macao International Music Festival and Lisbon Music Week. 

Feb 10, 8pm; RMB80-380. Xinghai Concert Hall. See event listing

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February 11: Guangzhou Hash House Harriers

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The Guangzhou Hash House Harriers – or ‘drinking club with a running problem’ – is all about meeting people, drinking loads of beer and staying fit. The team meets every Saturday at Mango Bar on Huanshi Dong Lu. You don’t have to be an excellent runner but do need to like adventure, the countryside and have a reasonable sense of humor. Oh, and there may be some initiations involved…

Feb 11, 1pm; RMB50. First-timers are required to purchase a starter kit at RMB70, apart from the fee. Mango Bar. See event listing


Until February 14: Grandview Mall Fair

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It’s the Year of the Rooster and Grandview Mall invites artisans of intangible cultural heritage, folk arts and other crafts to showcase their work in a 15-day fair. With a theme of Cantonese and Chinese culture, the fair will include sugar dolls, sugar paintings, paper cuttings, shadow puppetry and other creative crafts. It’s a great time to check out traditional Chinese artwork and purchase a gift or two.

Until Feb 14, 10am-9.30pm; free entry. Grandview Mall. See event listing


Until February 15: Voies Off Festival

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The Consulate General of France invites all photographers, both novice and professional, to participate in this year’s Voies Off Festival. Starting every year in July, Voies Off is a celebration of photography that features the work of 60 selected photographers. It’s a great opportunity for young, aspiring photographers to showcase their works to the world (and winners will walk away with 5,000 Euros). To apply, go to www.voies-off.com. Registration closes on Feb 15.

Until Feb 15. See event listing


Ongoing: Daily Craft Coffee

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A good cup of coffee starts your day off easy. Why not learn how to brew a better cup with useful tips from professional baristas? Daily Craft offers 5-day and 12-day courses for coffee lovers. You don’t have to buy any books – all you need is an undying love for caffeine. May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short.

Ongoing, 8am-8pm on weekdays, 9am-7pm on weekends. For more information, please add Daily Craft (WeChat ID: daily_craft) in your WeChat. Daily Craft. See event listing


Ongoing: Ladies' Night at The Connoisseur

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Enjoy an appetizer and main course for only RMB180 per lady at The Connoisseur in the Garden Hotel. Free flow house red or white wines, sparklings, martinis and gin and tonics is offered after 10.30pm. What’s more, ladies can enjoy 50 percent off alcoholic beverages at Lotus Pond after the meal. 

Ongoing, 6-10.30pm from Tue-Sat; RMB180. The Connoisseur. See event listing


Ongoing: Tap Art Around the World: China

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An avant-garde artistic form, tape art utilizes duct tape or packing tape as a form of media, which can be attached to walls or shaped into 3-D sculptures. In cooperation with Redtory, the Consulate General of Germany in Guangzhou is organizing an exhibition named Tape Art Around the World: China, where artists of Tape That, a Berlin-based performance art group, came to China to showcase their creative minds. Their style ranges from colorful, complex tape and light installations to minimalist black and white murals. Come check out this intriguing exhibition at Redtory. 

Ongoing, 11.30am-5.30pm (Tue-Fri), 9.30am-7.30pm (Sat-Sun); free entry. Redtory. See event listing


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