The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Guangzhou

By That's PRD, April 16, 2018

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

Mon-Fri, Apr 16-20: BSG Book Week 


From April 16-20, The British School of Guangzhou is celebrating literature with its annual Book Week. There will be opportunities for parents to meet two popular children’s authors from the UK and attend workshops. More information can be found on the school’s website.

Apr 16-20, various times. The British School of Guangzhou. See event listing

Tue, Apr 17: British Indie Band Yuck 


Their sound has graced audiences at major music festivals, such as South by Southwest and Primavera Sound, and been compared to bands like My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth. Basically, Yuck is the real deal. And now, the talented group of musicians is returning to the Middle Kingdom for the third time, because, apparently, fans in China just can’t get enough of their melodic tunes. If you’re unfamiliar with Yuck, be sure to check out their latest album Stranger Things.

Apr 17, 8.30-10pm; RMB150 presale, RMB180 at the door. Mao livehouse. See event listing. Tickets

Thu, Apr 19: Blue Foundation 

The Blue Foundation is a Dutch band featuring composer Tobias Wilner and instrumentalist Bo Rande. Together, the duo create unique compositions inspired by electronic music, shoegaze and cinematic dream pop. There music has previously been featured on hit TV shows and movies, including CSI: Miami and Twilight.  

Apr 19, 8.30pm; RMB120. Mao Livehouse. See event listing. Tickets

Thu, Apr 19: Trivia Night at Hooley’s 


Join quiz master Matt Bossons for 40-plus mind-bending questions on topics ranging from current events to pop culture, history to geography and everything in between. Basically, if you can identify all of Snow White's 'Seven Dwarfs,' this quiz is for you. If you can’t identify mythical hominids, this quiz is also for you, as there aren’t many dwarf questions. The quiz kicks off at 8.30pm and the top three teams will receive boozy prizes courtesy of the good folks at Hooley’s Irish Pub

Apr 19, 8.30pm; free. Hooley’s Irish Pub & Restaurant. See event listing

Fri, Apr 20: Nocturnes 


Leslie Liu and Dave Carey made waves on the Beijing scene last year with indietronica EP Dust into Glory, followed shortly by their studio album. Carey’s previous stint as guitarist in the short-lived Irish band The Empire Lights has given him industry insight, while Liu brings PR knowledge and business acumen from her full-time job in Ruder Finn. Read our interview with them here.

Apr 20, 8-10.30pm; RMB60 presale, RMB80 at the door. T:union. See event listing. Tickets

Sat, Apr 21: Lydmor 

Danish for ‘mother of sound,’ Lydmor is arguably an ambitious title for a young musician. But Danish singer, songwriter and producer Jenny Rossander has undoubtedly earned the moniker after successful tours across Europe and Southeast Asia – a feat few of her youthful musical peers have accomplished. Back home, in Denmark, Rossander is celebrated as a promising underground artist whose lyrics deal with sex, drugs and emotion, as well as faraway destinations. 

Apr 21, 8.1pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 at the door. 191 Space. See event listing. Tickets

Sun, Apr 22: Global Friendship Recycling Collection Party 


In honor of Earth Day on April 22, Global Friendship, a lifeline for Guangzhou expats, launched a one-month campaign titled ‘GZ Recycle More’ on March 22 to raise environmental awareness and inspire action in the ‘Flower City.’ It will conclude this Sunday with a 'Recycling Collection Party' taking place at 289 Creative Park where a recycling drop-off zone will be set up; live music, entertainment, F&B stands, arts and crafts, sports, lucky draws and a 'recycling fashion show' are slated to entertain visitors. 

Apr 22, 2-5.30pm; RMB50. 289 Creative Park (2nd floor above Tipsy). See event listing

Until Apr 30: The Legendary Swordsman 

Based on the classic novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer by Louis Cha of Hong Kong (better known by his pen name Jin Yong), this acrobatic play tells the tale of a Chinese martial artist and how he achieves perfection in swordplay. Presented by the Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe, this exciting spectacle will combine martial arts, acrobatics, drama as well as Cantonese folk music. Don’t miss this sensational showcase of local talent and tradition.

Apr 30, 7.30pm; RMB80-600. Guangzhou Acrobatic Troup Theater 1. See event listing. Tickets

Ongoing: New Drink Menu at Amaroni’s 


Amaroni's has rolled out its new spring drink menu, offering thirsty patrons three delicious seasonal drinks. From now until the end of May, enjoy fruity smoothies and healthy blends in addition to the restaurant’s standard house drinks.

Ongoing, 11am-10.30pm. Amaroni’s. See event listing

Ongoing: Catch the Flavor of Asia 


Catch at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou is launching a new dining concept: Asian-inspired seafood dishes coupled with tempting desserts. Crowning the Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou, on the 100th floor of the IFC tower, Catch is a spectacular seafood restaurant with a demonstration kitchen at the heart of the action. The new concept presents top seafood ingredients in authentic as well as Asian-fusion flavours. With delicious edibles and panoramic night views of the Canton Tower and Pearl River, dinner at Catch is the ultimate dining experience. 

Ongoing, 6-11pm (last order at 10pm), weekend lunch: 11.30am-2.30pm. Catch (Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou). See event listing

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