That’s Guangzhou takes a look at the best events of the week:
Tue, Sept 10: Kanho Yakushiji Live in Guangzhou
Image via Kanho Yakushiji’s website
Kanho Yakushiji is awesome in every sense of the word. He is the abbot of a monastery in Imabari, Japan; however, when he’s not chanting Buddhist sutras, Yakushiji turns into a pop musician, infusing Buddhist texts with pleasant rhythms that are accompanied by an acoustic guitar and harmonica. Along with his musical partner in crime, Satoshi Yamamoto, Yakushiji formed Kissaquo in Kyoto back in 2003 and began performing their one-of-a-kind songs, such as ‘Heart Sutra’ and ‘Sesonge,’ in Buddhist temples. Touring China this month, this Buddhist-flavored musical act is too good to miss.
Wed, Sept 11: Global Friendship Mid-Autumn Party
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Partake in a meaningful Mid-Autumn Festival celebration which will be organized by Global Friendship and Easy Chinese. Learn all about the traditions associated with the festival and enjoy a traditional dance performance at the end of the evening. Add Global Friendship on WeChat (ID: GlobalFriendship) for more information.
Fri, Sept 13: Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Image via the orchestra’s website
To the delight of classical music lovers, Russia’s historic Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra is coming to town this week. The oldest orchestra in Russia, it has stood the test of time, performing under different names during different periods of Russian history. The renowned orchestra will play under the baton of Russian maestro Nikolay Alexeev at Xinghai Concert Hall.
Sat, Sept 14: Softer Still
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Often likened to Wild Nothing, Beach House and Galaxie 500, Softer Still have grown from a garage band to become a recording and touring group. With a nod to progressive rock, their new album, Nuances, is a collection of the four-piece’s timeless, classic shoegaze sound and features imaginative soundscapes.
Until Sept 13: TWG Tea Moon Cake Gift Box
Image courtesy of TWG Tea
Luxury tea brand TWG Tea are offering innovative, tea-infused moon cakes that are sure to impress. These tasty Chinese pastries are coupled with a tea of mixed-fruit flavors, which creates a refreshing, lingering mouthfeel on one’s palate. This gift box comes with two moon cakes of different tea flavors and a can of tea leaves.
Sun, Sept 15: Maximilian Hecker ‘Paradise on Earth’ Tour
Image via Maximilian Hecker’s website
German music producer and songwriter Maximilian Hecker is adored for his delicate voice and troubadour-like qualities, which leave a powerful impression on fans. From his very first album, Infinite Love Songs, to his latest, Paradise on Earth, Hecker has not only sung his heart out, but also played every instrument during the recording process. The talented musician describes his songs as melancholy pop hymns.
Sun, Sept 15: Shunde Day Trip with Banana Tour
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Shunde, a district of Foshan, is known for two things: its tasty food and beautiful gardens. This day trip to Shunde will take you on a journey to both! Highlights of the tour include a visit to a famous botanical garden and an artsy street, as well as lunch at a popular local eatery. Add Sissi on WeChat (ID: sissiliuxixi) to sign up.
Sun Sept 15, 9am-4pm; RMB398 adults, RMB268 children. Meet at Zhujiang New Town Metro Station. See event listing.
Until Sept 29: Buzz
Image courtesy of Kui Yuan Gallery
Riveting illustrations and animations from three talented and imaginative artists are on display this month at Kui Yuan Gallery. Showcasing the artists’ distinct way of recording life and conveying thoughts, these artworks capture a transitory scene or fleeting moment elevated in a world of free expression – the mind’s eye of each artist.
Ongoing: Seasonal Afternoon Tea Set
Image courtesy of Sheraton Guangzhou Nansha Hotel
Sheraton Guangzhou Nansha Hotel has prepared a seasonal afternoon tea for folks down in Nansha to escape the hot South China sun. The teatime offers guests special sweets, fresh seasonal fruit and other assorted goodies.
Until Mon, Oct 7: Southeast Asian Feast
Image provided by Grand Hyatt Guangzhou
Three words: Southeast Asian Feast. There’s nothing quite like an eclectic mix of the region’s finest cuisines to excite your taste buds. Starting on Friday, September 13, Grand Hyatt Guangzhou will give patrons a glorious gastronomic experience with the help of Singaporean guest chef Ms. Jennifer Yeo. With selected local and imported fresh ingredients, Chef Yeo will bring the authenticity of Southeast Asian cuisine straight to The Market Café.
Open daily, (September 13) RMB378 per person for lunch, RMB688 per person for dinner; (September 14 onwards) RMB278 per person for lunch (Mon-Fri), RMB378 per person for lunch (Sat, Sun, Public Holidays), RMB478 per person for dinner (Mon-Thu), RMB598 per person for dinner (Fri-Sun, Public Holidays); free entry for children under 6 years old, half-price for children 6-12 years old, full price for children 12 years or older. The Market Cafe, Grand Hyatt Guangzhou. See event listing.
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