The 11 Best Things to Do This Week in Guangzhou

By That's Guangzhou, October 14, 2019

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

Tue-Sat, Ongoing: Ladies’ Night at The Connoisseur 

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Toss on a pair of high heels, call up your girlfriends and head over to The Connoisseur, a chic Western restaurant with a Frenchy ambiance at the LN Garden Hotel, Guangzhou, to revel in a wide selection of exquisite food and drinks at the restaurant’s ladies’ nights, which run from Tuesday to Saturday weekly. Ladies can enjoy an appetizer, main course, dessert and free flow of sparkling, red and white wine for the price of RMB228, while after dinner they can also get a 50% discount on alcoholic beverages at Lobby Lounge. 

Tue-Sat ongoing, 6-10.30pm; RMB228. The Connoisseur. See event listing.  

Wed, Oct 16: Satoshi Gogo Guitar Concert 

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Japanese guitarist Satoshi Gogo comes back to Guangzhou for another exciting night of compelling fingerstyle guitar music. The prolific, natural guitar player boasts delicate compositions, refreshing melodies and a spontaneous performing style. Fans can catch Gogo’s concert at Mao Livehouse this Wednesday. 

Wed Oct 16, 8pm; RMB240/RMB480 VIP. Mao Livehouse. See event listing. Tickets

Wed-Thu, Oct 16-17: A Leaf in the Storm 

a-leaf-in-the-storm.jpgImage via Guangzhou Opera House

Taking inspiration from a novel of the same name, contemporary ballet A Leaf in the Storm is set in the war-plagued China prior to the founding of the PRC. Through dance, Beijing Dance Theater and choreographer Wang Yuanyuan explore the fate of ordinary people during the tumultuous first half of the 20th century, telling a tragic love story.  

Wed-Thu Oct 16-17, 7.30pm; RMB180-480. Guangzhou Opera House. See event listing. Tickets.

Fri-Sun, Oct 18-20: Supra x Guangzhou Jazz Festival


Starting this Friday, a three-day event featuring live performances at Jojo’s Riverside (Friday), Qing Man Party Restaurant (Saturday) and Pearl River Craft Beer Restaurant (Sunday) is set to impress patrons in what is sure to be a jazzy time. Aside from great music to enjoy with friends of old and new, everyone can look forward to a refreshing pint (or five) of Supra, Zhujiang Brewery’s very own craft beer. 

Fri-Sun Oct 18-20, 8-10.30pm; free entry. Various venues. See event listing

Sat, Oct 19: Rugby All China Cup


This Saturday, sports fans are in for a real treat as Guangzhou plays host to the Rugby All China Cup. Catch six rugby matches, including the Guangzhou Rams, Shenzhen Dragons, Dongguan Bulldogs and newly formed Canton Geese as they go head-to-head in what’s expected be a quality Saturday afternoon. Check the poster for the schedule.

Sat Oct 19, 1-3.30pm. Huangpu Sports CenterSee event listing

Sat, Oct 19: British Day 2019


Looking to learn more about British culture and enjoy some great food while relaxing with family and friends? Then you don’t want to miss this year’s British Day’s Autumn Fete, which will feature fun activities, prizes and great food and beverage options. There will also be a live band and traditional shows, including a bagpipe performance! Additionally, there will be a prize for the attendee with the craziest hat and a fabulous charity raffle, with all proceeds going to Hopeful Hearts to help children suffering from heart disease. The top prize: A round-trip ticket between Guangzhou and London! Scan the QR code below to buy tickets. 


Sat Oct 19, 11am-4.30pm; RMB20 adults, RMB10 children below 1.2 meters, RMB180 for 10 adults. The Canton Place. See event listing

Sat, Oct 19: Toga Party at Zapata’s 


At Zapata’s toga party on Saturday, ladies rocking a toga will be treated to free frozen margaritas from 9pm till midnight! A live band and DJ will be at the helm, keeping partygoers entertained all night. 

Sat Oct 19, 9pm; free entry. Zapata’s. See event listing

Sun, Oct 20: Eutopia at Fuel

eutopia-at-fuel.jpgImage courtesy of event organizer

Escape the hectic pace of daily life this weekend at Eutopia – a hip, welcoming event held at Fuel. Laugh, dance and celebrate with like-minded people from all over the world while jammin’ to great beats. The event will feature bubbles and other fantastic elements to help whisk you away to Eutopia! 

Sun Oct 20, 3pm-1am (happy hour: 3-5pm); free entry. Fuel. See event listing

Until Sun, Oct 20: Oktoberfest 2019

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The world’s largest beer festival, Oktoberfest, is taking place at the LN Garden Hotel, Guangzhou this week. Famous German beers await guests, along with a sumptuous buffet featuring characteristic dishes such as pork knuckles, roasted beef legs and German sausages! Attendees will also be entertained by a range of drinking games and German folk music. 

To purchase tickets, scan the QR code below:


Until Sun Oct 20, 6-11pm; RMB338. LN Garden Hotel, Guangzhou. See event listing. Tickets

From Sun, Oct 20: Exquisite Hairy Crab Delicacies At Ming Court

Steamed-hairy-crab-.jpgImage via Langham Place, Guangzhou

The hairy crab season is here! Michelin Plate restaurant Ming Court at Langham Place, Guangzhou is launching a special seasonal menu featuring the coveted crustaceans from Taihu, a lake in Suzhou famous for producing juicy and meaty hair crabs. Braised, stewed or steamed, these gastronomic delights are turned into delicacies by Chinese Executive Chef Chau. 

From Sun Oct 20-Nov 15, all day; various prices. Ming Court. See event listing

Ongoing: Crab Feast at Imperial Springs 

hairy-crab-imperial-springs.jpgImage courtesy of Imperial Springs, Guangzhou

Treat yourself to some juicy, seasonal hairy crab from the famous Yangcheng Lake at the secluded Imperial Springs, Guangzhou, a high-class hot spring resort located in Conghua. Here, the seasonal crabs are prepared with impeccable cooking skills and quality seasonings such as 10-year-old vinegar and 3-year-old ginger. 

Daily ongoing; prices starting from RMB168 per crab plus 15%. Imperial Springs, Guangzhou. See event listing

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

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[Cover image via Langham Place, Guangzhou, Pixabay, event organizer, Showstart]

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