The 8 Best Things to Do This Week in Guangzhou

By That's Guangzhou, July 22, 2019

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

Tue-Sat, Jul 23-27: Cliff Haus Summer Camp 


If you're looking for a summer camp for your little rascals, then look no further than Cliff Haus. A campsite tucked away in the scenic part of Qingyuan that is dotted by karst mountains and tea farms, Cliff Haus is an ideal destination for city dwellers to enjoy an escape from urban routines and for their kids to pick up some wilderness knowledge. This five-day summer camp boasts fun-filled, inspiring activities including nature art designing, rock climbing, instrument making and more. Discounts are offered for those who have previously participated in Cliff Haus’ activities. Scan the QR code on the flyer for more information. 

Tue-Sat Jul 23-27; RMB3,588 early bird, RMB3,388 if sign up with three children or more. Cliff Haus. See event listing.  

Wed-Sun, Jul 24-28: La Vie en Rose the Musical 

la-vie-en-rose.jpgImage via Guangzhou Opera House

Chanson musical La Vie en Rose is inspired by the 2015 namesake Oscar-winning film, depicting the life of legendary French cabaret singer Édith Piaf. The two-act show stars young French performer Anne Carrere, who has been hailed as Piaf’s musical heiress. Complemented by vivid stage effects, the musical allows audiences to ‘relive’ the memory of Édith Piaf in Paris. 

Wed-Sun Jul 24-28, 2.30pm/7.30pm; RMB180-880. Guangzhou Opera House. See event listing. Tickets

Thu, Jul 25: Rhythm Madness 

Image via Xinghai Concert Hall

Prestigious Chinese percussionist Yu Yue is set to lead a young and talented band in an exciting performance this week. Yu’s gift for striking objects to create music was discovered at 14 years old when he commenced the study of classical percussion. As a multiple award-winning musician, he has performed with many prominent orchestras. At Xinghai Concert Hall, his collaboration with these brilliant, promising musicians is expected to be a crowd-puller. 

Thu Jul 25, 8pm; RMB80-380. Xinghai Concert Hall. See event listing. Tickets

Sat, Jul 27: InterNations Guangzhou Hawaii Party 


Aloha! InterNations is bringing the Hawaiian summer vibe to Guangzhou's expat community at the chic G Bar this week. Come and enjoy freshly-made piña coladas, garden-fresh coconut juice, ice cream, three hours of free flow of drinks as well as electrifying live music. Do not miss this groovy party where you can meet people from all around the world. Scan the QR code on the flyer to sign up. 

Sat Jul 27, 8pm; RMB250. G Bar. See event listing

Sat, Jul 27: Live & Direct 


For their live music event, the Happy Monk Party Pier invites a band from Senegal and professional DJ Dygo from Brazil. Senegal is a western African country, where various genres of music can find their own places. Dygo has been DJing for eight years. As a professional, he has a diversified playlist that includes hip-hop, trap, pop, R&B, house, tech house, club house, electro house, bigroom EDM, Afro beat, Brazilian funk and so on. Come and enjoy cool sounds and funky grooves from across the globe. 

Sat Jul 27, 8pm; free. The Happy Monk (Party Pier). See event listing

From Sun, Jul 28-Aug 25: For Beauty Is Nothing But the Beginning of Terror 


British artist Maggi Hambling’s first exhibition in China, For Beauty Is Nothing But The Beginning of Terror, will open on July 28 at the Guangdong Museum of Art. The exhibition was presented at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Beijing earlier this year, receiving immense praise. The career-length exhibition, which showcases about 60 Maggi Hambling’s works from the 1960s to the present day, includes oil paintings, ink, graphite, charcoal drawings as well as a number of wooden sculptures. 

From Sun Jul 28-Aug 25, 9am-5pm; free. Guangdong Museum of Art. See event listing

Until Jul 26: Register for the 2019 International Vertical Marathon Guangzhou 

vertical-marathon-11.jpgImage courtesy of event organizers

Ever wanted to run a marathon? How about a vertical marathon? Join the 2019 International Vertical Marathon that will be held on August 3 at OneLink Walk, a 50-floor skyscraper of 221.6 meters. Winners will come home with cash prizes ranging from RMB300 to RMB800. But more importantly, it's about participation. Contestants will be grouped into either ‘elite,’ ‘average’ or ‘couple’ races. An age limit of 18 to 55 years old is applied to participants in the stair-climbing event. Scan the QR code below to register for the vertical marathon. 


Registration ends at 2pm on July 26. See event listing

Ongoing: Happy Hour at Roof Top Bar 

roof-top-bar-view.jpgImage courtesy of LN Hotel Five, Guangzhou

Choose from a wide selection of dim sum or crispy tacos and pair them up with two glasses of house wine or a cocktail at Roof Top Bar's happy hour. Set against the backdrop of the Pearl River night view, it is an ideal place to spend a laid-back evening. The hotel’s resident band performs every night from 7pm till late. 

Daily ongoing, 5.30-8.30pm; RMB198. Roof Top Bar. See event listing

For more things to do in Guangzhou, check out our Events Section.

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[Cover image via Guangdong Museum of Art, Pixabay, Guangzhou Opera House, Xinghai Concert Hall] 

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