The 15 Best Things to Do This Week in Suzhou

By That's Suzhou, May 28, 2018

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That's Suzhou picks the best things to do in the city each week.

Saturday, June 2: Suzhou Showdown - Rumble on the Lake

Black Tie Boxing
The Suzhou Showdown gala, presented by Blacktie Boxing, is returning to Suzhou yet again. This is the first time the event will be held during the summer. This year's showdown will take place on Saturday June 2 at an amazing venue right in front of Jinji Lake. Hence the name – Rumble on the Lake. As always, the Suzhou Showdown gala is going to be popluar so get your tickets while you can. Guests will not only be treated to some thrilling throwdowns but there will be free-flow drinks and a buffet dinner. Check out some photos from last year's event here, or read our interview with Suzhou Showdown and Blacktie Boxing founder Goran Martinovic here.

Sat June 2, Time TBD; Single row seats RMB880; Ringside table RMB10,000 (10 seats) includes two bottles of Champagne. Near Jinji Lake. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here

All Week Long: Morton's Power Hour

Morton's Power Hour
Get ready for the summer with one of the best power hours in town! Available every day from 5-7pm.

Daily, 5-7pm. Morton's Grille Suzhou, see event listing.

All Week Long: Freedom World

Freedom World
Square Art International presents Freedom World, a graffiti army from Europe, from May 26 to June 24. Featured artists of the Shi Jianfang-curated exhibition include Konair Onergizer, El Xupet Negre, Btoy Andrea, Timothee Pomier, Mathias Milhaud, Elsie Pomier and Luc Schumutz. The exhibition opening is on May 26 at 3pm.

Opening May 26 and running until June 24. 56 Creative Space, see event listing.

All Week Long: Square Art Presents Mathias Milhaud

Mathias Milhaud
The works of artist Mathias Milhaud will be exhibited at 56 Creative Space until June 30 as part of Square Art International's artist residence project. Born in 1981 in Paris, Milhaud lives and works in Paris. His pieces feature sawed objects painted into forms that look like extensions of the recurrent naive or simple paintings, bridging the gap between the canvas and real life.

Through Saturday, June 30. 56 Creative Space, see event listing.

All Week Long: Toro Loco After Dark

Toro Loco After Dark
Amplify your social scene after dark every day at Toro Loco. Groove till late with eclectic beats, sangria and Spanish bites. Sangria to share starting from RMB198 net per jug.

Through June 30, 9pm-midnight. Toro LocoW Suzhou, see event listing.

Until June 3: Bamboo and Plum Blossom in Paintings Collection


Suzhou Museum is showcasing its collection of more than 40 pieces of bamboo and plum blossom paintings through the beginning of June. Both classic symbols of a traditional Chinese gentlemen, these two plants have been popular subjects for artists and poets since the Tang dynasty. 

May 28-June 3. Suzhou Museum, see event listing (szmuseum.com)

Tuesday, May 29: RMB20 Tacos at El Luchador

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Taco Tuesday! Every Tuesday, El Luchador serves up RMB20 tacos from 6pm onwards to make the world a better place. Choose from an array of selected tacos and dig in!

Every week, Tuesdays, 6pm onwards. El Luchador Tacos & Tequila, see event listing.

Tuesday, May 29: Camel Pub Quiz

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Every Tuesday, James Brown, the Hardest Working Man in Show Quizness, challenges with 10 rounds testing a wide variety of subjects ranging from general knowledge, film and current affairs questions. A total of RMB800 in Camel vouchers are up for grabs, plus plenty of shots to keep the atmosphere lively and competitive.

Every week, Tuesdays, 8pm-late. The Camel Sports Bar Suzhou, see event listing.

Tuesday, May 29: RMB30 Frozen Margaritas

Margaritas at El Luchador
Three more days till the weekend seems too far away? Not anymore. Come to El Luchador for RMB30 frozen margaritas every Tuesday. The margs are served all day and all night, so why wait for the weekend?

Every week, Tuesdays, 6pm onwards. El Luchador Tacos & Tequila, see event listing.

Wednesday, May 30: Senoritas Night Out


It's senoritas night out every Wednesday at Hemingway! Ladies get a free welcome drink (fruity rum punch) from 9pm to midnight. Book a table before 7pm to receive a free pitcher of fruity rum for the whole squad. All night long, there will also be drink specials on a selction of drinks, including wine, beer and punch. There will be also salsa dancing to ensure it's a fun evening for all.

Wednesdays,  9pm-late. Hemingway Lounge & Terrace, see event listing.

Wednesday, May 30: RMB50 Burritos at El Luchador

Burrito Deal at El Luchador Suzhou
Wednesdays just got a whole lot better. From 6pm onwards, get burritos for RMB50 each at El Luchador. Add RMB15, and you'll get a refreshing Corona or a delicious frozen margarita. Don't miss this deal available every Wednesday.

Every week, Wednesdays, 6pm onwards. El Luchador Tacos & Tequila, see event listing.

Thursday, May 31: #TBT (Throwback Thursdays)

Throwback Thursdays at Hemingway
Ever wanted to turn back time? Well now you can every Thursday at Hemingway! Each Thursday, expect weekly rotating live DJs on the decks who will spinning the classics and special old-fashioned cocktails brought back for one night only by their bartenders. There will also be deals on drinks — from 20 percent off beers to 30 percent off mixed drinks — as well as #TBT surprises and presents. Hemingway's Thursdays with a twist will be your new favorite way to get ready for the weekend!

Every week, Thursdays. Hemingway Lounge & Terrace, see event listing.

Thursday, May 31: Roses Are Red Wine Promotion


Every Thursday, Volcity Wine Lounge will be pouring their excellent rose wines by the glass. Your first two glasses are half price between 1pm and 8pm. Enjoy a drink out on the patio or in the garden as the weather heats up. Snacks will also be provided.

Thursdays, 1-8pm. Volcity Wine Lounge, see event listing

Saturday, June 2: The Little Singers of Paris


One of the world's top boys' choirs, The Little Singers of Paris have already performed in more than 80 countries, and are known as the French ambassadors of peace. For their Suzhou show, the young singers will be bringing a range of classical, traditional and folk songs from various countries, including China, to the audience.

Saturday, June 2, 7.30pm. RMB100-680. Suzhou Culture & Arts Center, see event listing. (www.sscac.com.cn)

Saturday, June 2: Camelympic Games

Camelympic Games
The Camelympic Games are back! For those who don’t know, the Camelympics is a competition of pub games across five disciplines: Shuffleboard, Darts, Foosball, Pool and Golden Tee Golf. Teams of no more than eight people compete in games on Saturday nights throughout the month May. Those that qualify can play in a grand final on June 2, with the victorious team winning a steak dinner each and a keg of Carlsberg to share. For more information or to sign up a team, email james@camelsportsbar.com.

Every Saturday, from May 5 until June 2. The Camel Sports Bar, see event listing.


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