The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Guangzhou

By That's Guangzhou, November 11, 2019

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


Mon, Wed, Fri, Nov 11, 13, 15: Give Me Five 

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On the 5th, 15th and 25th of the month as well as on Monday and Wednesday of every week, patrons can choose from a selection of bottled beers, each priced at only RMB5, or enjoy a free flow of house wine at RMB55 per person at LN Hotel Five’s Roof Top Bar. Live music will accompany your drunken merrymaking, with a resident band performing a dynamic range of tunes. 

Mon, Wed, Fri Nov 11, 13, 15, 5.30-8.30pm. Roof Top Bar. See event listing


Thu, Nov 14: CIS Open Day 

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Canadian International School of Guangzhou (CIS) is the first Canadian accredited, pre-K to grade 12 international school that is monitored by both the Canadian and Chinese governments on the Chinese mainland. For those curious about school life at CIS, wonder about what their curriculum is like or missed out on an opportunity to apply for a seat – here is your chance: As the school opens admissions for the 2020-2021 school year, CIS invites you to their Open Day! This is a great opportunity to learn more about school life at CIS and discover how students develop new skills both inside and outside of the classroom. 

Thu Nov 14, 9am; free admission. Canadian International School of Guangzhou. See event listing. Register here


Fri, Nov 15: Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc

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The French film Les Choristes has made them famous worldwide – or rather, they’ve made the film world-renowned. They are the Little Singers of Saint Marc, who provided vocals for the film’s soundtrack. From church choir to movie scores, the Little Singers’ performances have been applauded by audiences in churches, concert halls and music festivals around the world. 

Fri Nov15, 8pm; RMB280-680. Xinghai Concert Hall. See event listing. Tickets


Sat, Nov 16: Li Yundi’s Recital

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The youngest pianist to win the International Chopin Piano Competition, Li has been called ‘prince of piano,’ ‘Chopin of the 21st century’ and ‘China’s leading pianist.’ Since 2000, he has collaborated with some of the world’s best orchestras at renowned concert halls and music festivals under the batons of esteemed conductors. 

Sat Nov 16, 7.30pm; RMB380-1,580. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. See event listing. Tickets


Sat, Nov 16: Britten Sinfonia

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One of the world’s most celebrated ensembles, Britten Sinfonia have enjoyed an inspiring history of concert performance that spans 400 years, boasting a massive repertoire played by an impeccable band of musical talents. At the Guangzhou Opera House, the British ensemble will perform Bach and two adapted Chinese melodies. 

Sat Nov 16, 7.30pm; RMB380/580. Guangzhou Opera House. See event listing. Tickets


Sat, Nov 16: Wild West Party

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Things will get wild this Saturday at Zapata’s as the venue is playing host to a Wild West-themed party. Swing by for food and drink specials, free makeup, a special performance, live band and more. 

Sat Nov 16, all night; free entry. Zapata’s. See event listing.


Sun, Nov 17: Alice Sara Ott 

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The widely-lauded German-Japanese pianist returns to Guangzhou, where she will perform works of Debussy, Chopin and more. Ott played to a full house at Hercules Hall in Munich at the tender age of 5. Her recent performance with the London Symphony Orchestra was acclaimed by The Guardian, which wrote, “[she] gave the kind of gawp-inducing bravura performance of which legends are made.” 

Sun Nov 17, 7.30pm; RMB280/RMB380. Guangzhou Opera House. See event listing. Tickets


Sun, Nov 17: GIVES International Food & Fun Fair 

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The Guangzhou-based Guangdong International Volunteer Expatriate Service (GIVES) is one of the most renowned volunteer groups in the city and has been a prominent charitable force in areas such as education, health and orphan care for more than two decades. At the GIVES carnival taking place at Canton Tower, an array of family-friendly activities, performances and games are set to entertain visitors, while a range of food stations specializing in tasty edibles will be onsite to keep everyone full and happy. All profits from the event will go to Autism Integrated Education. 

Sun Nov 17, 11am-9pm; RMB10 children, RMB30 adults, RMB20 raffle tickets. 2/L, outdoor plaza of the Canton Tower. See event listing.  


Sun, Nov 17: Coldrain 

coldrain.jpgImage via Showstart

Lead singer Masato’s ethereal vocal and melodic singing coupled with rhythm-perfect synchronizing guitars makes Coldrain stand out from the mediocre. Their mesmerizing live performance is a must-attend soiree for hardcore fans. 

Sun Nov 17, 8pm; RMB380 rear area, RMB580 front area, RMB780 VIP. Mao Livehouse. See event listing. Tickets


All month: Korean Gourmet Tour at Sofitel 

korean-food-at-2-on-988-2.jpgImage via Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Savor the quintessence of Korean cuisine at this Korean-themed dining experience at 2 On 988 Café. Korean star chef Han Ah Reum from the five-star Seoul Dragon City brings Guangzhou foodies authentic Korean delicacies including ginseng chicken porridge, Korean-style kimchi stew, buckwheat noodles in chilled broth and more. 

Daily until Nov 30, noon-2.30pm, 6-10pm (weekdays)/noon-3pm, 6-10pm (weekends); RMB398 Sun-Thu, RMB580 Fri-Sat. 2 On 988 Café. See event listing


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

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[Cover image via event organizer, Alice Sara Ott’s website, Showstart, @李云迪YUNDI/Weibo]

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