What's Up Guangzhou: February 20-26

By That's PRD, February 20, 2017

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

February 21: Taco Tuesday at Tristan’s Calmex Restaurant and Bar 


Guangzhou’s favorite taco/burrito eatery does it big every Tuesday evening with Taco Tuesdays! Enjoy all-you-can-eat chicken, pork or vegetarian tacos for the bargain price of RMB50. 

Feb 21, 5pm; RMB50. Tristan’s Calmex Restaurant and Bar. See event listing

February 21: Idea Exchange


Are you lacking confidence or purpose, finding it difficult to achieve your goals or even to find something you feel passionate about? In that case, this week’s Idea Exchange may just be the tonic you need! The two inspirational speakers this week, Fabi and Rochelle, are both from Canada, where they studied social work and youth counselling. They believe that by finding your passion you can find your purpose. 

The duo started the ‘Friends with Passion’ project in Guangzhou to help others through sharing and self-reflection. They will talk about this project before running a passion workshop. 

Feb 21, 8pm; RMB30 (RMB10 if producing student cards). E Coffee. See event listing

February 21-16: Ghost the Musical 


Ghost the Musical presents a stage adaptation of the 1990 Oscar-nominated film Ghost. Adapted by the film’s script writer Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost debuted in Manchester in 2011 and went on to light up Broadway a year later. It has been performed a total of 2,500 times worldwide and translated into five languages. If you haven’t seen the film, definitely come check out the musical, and if you are familiar with the story, this particular rendition (performed in English by an international cast) is not to be missed. 

Feb 21-16, 2.30pm/8pm; RMB180-980. Guangdong Performing Arts Center Theater. See event listing


We have a pair of tickets on Saturday night to give away! Message our official WeChat account (Thats_PRD) with the subject 'Ghost' and why you should win. Please include your full name and contact number. 

February 22 & 26: Capoeira Brasil 


An organization with representatives all over the world, Capoeira Brasil practices, teaches and demonstrates the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira. Under the auspices of the Hong Kong branch, Mekael Turner runs classes every Wednesday and Sunday at Guangzhou’s new TMT Gym beside the river in Liede. Turner, who also goes by his capoeira nickname ‘Jamaica,’ describes the sport as “like a conversation,” not just between the two bodies facing off against one another, but in the interaction of the different elements that make up the martial art, including playing an instrument called the berimbau and chanting in Portuguese. 

Feb 22&26, 8pm; RMB100/class. TMT Gym. See event listing

February 23: Hooley’s Trivia Night


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 23, 8.30pm; free entry. Hooley’s Irish Pub & Restaurant. See event listing

February 23 & 25: Caravane Live


The members of the Quebec rock band Caravane are on the rise! Their debut album Chien Noir earned them an ADISQ nomination in the 'Rock Album of the Year' category and the Sirius XM Indie Music Awards for 'Emerging Artist of the Year.' Their second album, Fuego, was released to great critical acclaim in fall of 2016. The four guys behind Caravane deliver folk-tinted franco blues-rock, which has been compared to bands like The White Stripes, The Black Keys and The Gaslight Anthem. Caravane will make their China debut this week, performing onstage at The Brew Panyu and Hooley’s on Xingsheng Lu. Get ready to rock! 

Feb 23, 10pm-late; free entry. The Brew Panyu. Feb 25, 10pm-late; RMB50 including a free welcome drink. Hooley’s Irish Pub. See event listing

February 24: British Craft Beer and Cider at Bravo 


Stop by Bravo this Friday evening to enjoy a glass of British craft beer or cider on the house! Choose from Brains, Brothers Lancaster, Alaska, Theakston, Badger and Wadworth (one free glass per guest while supplies last, 500 milliliter bottles at RMB45). To keep you entertained, Bravo will have trivia to take part in and some cool prizes! Come early to ensure you get a free beer voucher! 

Feb 24, 7-10pm. Bravo Brewery. See event listing


We have 10 vouchers to give away! Message our official WeChat account (Thats_PRD) with the subject 'Craft Beer' and tell us your favorite brand of craft beer. Please include your full name and contact number. 

February 25: GWIC 2017 Charity Gala


Supported by the British School of Guangzhou, GWIC (Guangzhou Women’s International Club) is hosting a charity event on February 25 with proceeds to be donated to Hopeful Hearts, a charity which raises funds for children with life-threatening heart conditions. The occasion will feature a seven-course dinner, free flow of wines, silent auction and entertainment. Come to the event in a qipao or other Chinese attire and with a loving heart. For more information, contact Diana Chiu at vice-president@gwic.org or via WeChat (ID: dianayingchiu). 

Feb 25, 7pm; RMB480. Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou. See event listing

February 25: Silver Ring Crafting


If you’ve ever thought about fashioning your own ring, this workshop is the answer! Run by Yizhi Ornament Studio, a local company based in Redtory that handcrafts silver jewelry, the workshop offers classes for anyone interested in forging a ring from selected patterns or from one’s imagination. Please contact Li at 137 1106 5494 for more information. 

Feb 25, 1.30-5.30pm; RMB380 (materials included). Redtory. See event listing

Ongoing: Daily Craft


A good cup of coffee starts your day off right. 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.

Daily, 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

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