The 7 Best Things to Do This Week in Guangzhou

By That's Guangzhou, October 21, 2019

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


Tue, Oct 22: Broncho 

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Broncho is an American indie rock band based in Norman, Oklahoma that formed in 2010. Churning out thoughtful, nuanced rock and roll with an art school spirit and a punk rock heart, the band’s fourth album, Bad Behavior, finds them leaning into their strengths for their best album yet. Sometimes their nonsensical syllables capture the improvisational joy of pop music better than proper words ever could. Their standout single ‘Class Historian’ is a prime example of these catchy non-lexical vocals.

Tue Oct 22, 8.30pm; RMB150 presale, RMB180 at the door. T:union. See event listing. Tickets


Thu-Fri, Oct 24-25: Vienna Philharmonic 

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The world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic is the creme de la creme when it comes to symphonic and chamber music. Under the baton of maestro Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the orchestra visited Guangzhou in 2017 for the first time, and are slated to return this October for two performances, collaborating with Chinese pianist Wang Yujia, who is a resident musician at New York’s Carnegie Hall, on October 24 and well-known German conductor Christian Thielemann the next day. 

Thu-Fri Oct 24-25, 8pm; RMB380-2,880. Xinghai Concert Hall. See event listing. Tickets (Oct 24, Oct 25). 


Fri, Oct 25: Inspirative 

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Guitatrist Noppanan Panicharoen has been rocking out under the moniker Inspirative since 2006. Initially a solo project, Inspirative became a full-fledged band in 2008 and have since gone on to gain a following around the world for their inspired post-rock tracks. Despite the obvious limitations of rocking out in an EDM and hip hop loving Thailand, fearless internet users quickly discovered the charm of Inspirative and their slow-burning, soaring guitar-driven music.  

Fri Oct 25, 8.30pm; RMB100 presale, RMB120 door. T:union. See event listing. Tickets


Fri, Oct 25: Casual Language Mix Meet-up

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Language Mix is not only for practicing languages but also meeting people from all around the world while having some fun. How it works is simple: find the registration table when you enter, put on some flag stickers that represent your native language and the languages you want to learn, get a drink of your choice and join a group. 

Fri Oct 25, 7.30pm. The Paddy Field. See event listing


Fri-Sat, Oct 25-26: Wuthering Heights by Chapterhouse Theatre Company

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This week in Guangzhou, Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present the wild and tempestuous love story of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, set on the beautiful and mysterious Yorkshire moors. This tale of passion and revenge has thrilled readers and audiences alike for generations. Adapted by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this play will be presented in English with Chinese subtitles. 

Fri-Sat Oct 25-26, 7.30pm; RMB200-320. Xinghai Concert Hall. See event listing. Tickets


Sat, Oct 26: Beer Animal 2019 

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Beer Animal is a craft beer tasting event that started in 2017 and takes place in a number of Chinese cities. This year, their Guangzhou event will be hosted at MeyerBrau, featuring seafood pairings with a ‘beertastic’ variety of craft suds from brands like Jing-A, Bravo, Hop Nation and Yunbrewing. See event listing for ticket information. 

Sat Oct 26, 6pm-midnight; RMB120 early bird, RMB180 at the door. MeyerBrau Craft Brewery and Restaurant. See event listing


Until Nov 4: Canton Fair Indulgence 

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For this Canton Fair season, Langham Place, Guangzhou has an exciting array of food and beverages to offer,  as well as a super relaxing spa service to enjoy during your stay. Enjoy an international buffet at The Open Kitchen with a variety of gourmet specialties featuring continental cuisine and Asian dishes. In the evening, unwind after a long day at Portal or Sky Bar with a selection of draft beer, wine or cocktails.

Until Nov 4, various times and prices. Langham Place, Guangzhou. See event listing


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

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[Cover image via PixabayBRONCHO/Facebook, INSPIRATIVE/Facebook, event promoter]

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