What's On in Suzhou: October 2018

By That's Suzhou, October 2, 2018

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


October 10: DUSA Social Gathering at Blue Marlin

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DUSA is teaming up with the German Chamber of Commerce to organize October's social gathering. Bring your friends, colleagues and business associates. This is a great chance to network and gain experience by talking to other people. Drinks will also be 50 percent off.

Wednesday, Oct 10, 6.30-9pm. Blue Marlin, see event listing, register.

October 11: DUSA Workshop - Design Thinking

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DUSA is hosting a training workshop on October 11. The theme this month is "Design Thinking." Participants will learn the science of creating the right products, services and outcomes for both customers and users. Register here.

Thursday, Oct 11, 1pm, RMB300-600. 11F, East Block, Xinghai Plaza, 198 Xinghai Jie, SIP 苏州工业园区星海街198号星海大厦东11楼, see event listing, register.

October 11: Suzhou Biz Network Informal Networking Event

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Suzhou Biz Network will hold an informal networking event at Season Whisper on October 11. Pay RMB150 at the door to enjoy free-flow beer and wine, as well as a dinner buffet.

Thursday, Oct 11, 6-9pm, RMB150. Season Whisper, see event listing.

October 11: Buster Keaton Movie Night

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Chris Classic Movie Club proudly presents 'The Rise and Many Falls of Buster Keaton' at Locke Pub on October 11. Expect an evening of laughter as you participate in two movie classes and view screenings of Keaton's classic films The General and The Railrodder, as well as an episode of The Twilight Zone. It all starts at 7.30pm sharp!

Thursday, Oct 11, 7.30pm. Locke Pub, see event listing.

October 19: InterNations Suzhou October Event

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Join InterNations’ longstanding monthly networking event at Carumba Bar at the InterContinental Suzhou, and meet fellow expats in the city over drinks, canapés and live Latino music, while celebrating InterNations’ 11th birthday. The after party will be at Pulp Fiction, and anyone wearing the InterNations bracelet will get discounted drinks.

Friday, Oct 19, 7.30pm, RMB160-230. Carumba Bar, InterContinental Suzhou, see event listing, register.

October 19-21: Startup Weekend Suzhou

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Startup Weekend Suzhou is back! The 54-hour event provides innovative hands-on startup experience for entrepreneurs of all backgrounds, tech or no-tech. The event kicks off with Friday night pitches and continues through the weekend with brainstorming, business development, collaboration and prototype creations. All the while, you'll be able get inspired by talks from industry leaders and receive helpful feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend finishes off with demos and presentations on Sunday night. Startup Weekend is the perfect place to test your ideas, build a team or take the first steps to building your very own startup. Register here.

Friday-Sunday, Oct 19-21, RMB100-666. S&HE Aerospace, Building 12, 4F, Nanopolis Suzhou, 99 Jinji Lake Avenue, Suzhou Industrial Park, SIP 工业园区金鸡湖大道99号, 苏州纳米城西北区12栋4楼苏和空间站, see event listing, register.

October 20: FortePiano Trio

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Consisting of three young Italian musicians, Tommaso Benciolini (flute), Leonora Armellini (piano) and Ludovico Armellini (cello), FortePiano Trio have been performing together since 2012 on stages across Europe, Asia and North America. Besides classical music, their repertoire also includes pop music.

Saturday, October 20, 7.30pm-late, RMB50-180. Suzhou Culture & Arts Center, see event listing.

October 26: DUSA Workshop - The 4 Phases of Successful B2B Selling

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Want to learn more about successful B2B selling? Attend this DUSA training workshop to get a better understanding on how to grow your business. Register here.

Friday, October 26, 8.30am-12.30pm, RMB300-600. Holiday Inn Express (ChangjiangLu), see event listing, register.

October 27: SSIS Suzhou Amazing Race

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Inspired by the television show of the same name, the SSIS Suzhou Amazing Race is a fun-filled day where teams of 3 to 4 people race around Suzhou completing a series of tasks and challenges. The winning teams receive an amazing range of prizes and bragging rights for the next year. This year marks the 10th edition of the race. (Please note that team registration has already closed).

Saturday, October 27, 9am. Suzhou Singapore International School, see event listing.

October 28: Renaud Capucon and Camerata Salzburg

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Having worked with some of the best European musical troupes in the past, award-winning French violinist Renaud Capucon teams up with Austrian chamber orchestra Camerata Salzburg for a night of classical music, reciting masterpieces by Mozart and Haydn for fans in Suzhou.

Sunday, October 28, 7.30pm, RMB100-880. Suzhou Culture & Arts Center, see event listing.

October 28: Sense and Sensibility by Chapterhouse Theatre Company

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Adapted from the famous 1811 Jane Austen novel, Chapterhouse Theatre Company dives into the romantic lives of sisters Elinor and Marianne while they deal with major changes in their family.

Sunday, October 28, 7.30pm, RMB80-300. Suzhou Culture Arts & Center, see event listing.

Daily Until October 10: Zhong Jinde's Wood Carving Art Exhibition


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Born in the old town of Guanfu in Suzhou, Zhong Jinde follows the path of many famous wood-carving artisans from the area that came before him and has been honing his craft for more than 40 years. This exhibition features works that showcases his wide range of techniques, including the pieces 'Ode to Tea' and 'Holiness,' which will be donated to the Suzhou Museum as part of its collection.

Daily through October 10. Suzhou Museum, see event listing.

Daily Until October 21: Paralellisms Exhibition by Le Junzhou

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This solo exhibition fo calligrapher Lu Junzhou combines his longstanding love for the craft and places an emphasis on the release of emotion, rhythm and the expression of individuality.

Daily through October 21. Suzhou Museum, see event listing.

Daily Until October 21: Masters of Bamboo Exhibition

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A collection of Japanese baskets from the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco will be on display at the Suzhou Museum. Comprised of nearly 900 items acquired by philanthropist Lloyd Cotsen since the 1950s, these pieces reflect his unique insight into art, as well as the dynamic interplay of Eastern and Western aesthetics.

Daily through October 21. Suzhou Museum, see event listing.

All Month Long: Morton's Power Hour

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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.

Tuesdays: Burger Tuesday


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Want a meal that will stick to your ribs? Buy a Texas Burger or Classic Beef Burger and get one Stellar draft beer for free at TBoat. Tuesdays just got a whole lot better. 

Every week, RMB38. TBoat, see event listing

Tuesdays: 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.

Tuesdays: 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.

Tuesdays: Taco Tuesdays at Amigos

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It's Taco Tuesday every week at Amigos! Enjoy all-you-can-eat tacos for a whole three hours for just RMB88. Choose from hard or soft shell variations with chicken, beef or beans and cheese. Please note that the deal applies with one drink minimum.

Every week, Tuesdays. Amigos Tex-Mex, see event listing.

Tuesdays: Top Shelf Tuesdays at Pulp Fiction

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Every Tuesday, enjoy top shelf drinks at rock bottom prices from Pulp Fiction! There will be deals on a wide range of spirits, including Hendrick's, Grey Goose, Glenfiddich and more. Starting from 9pm, you'll also be able to join in on an amateur pool tournament for the chance to win RMB400 prize vouchers. Happy hour specials will be available for all participants.

Every week, Tuesdays. Pulp Fiction, see event listing.

Wednesdays: Name That Tune Bingo at Pulp Fiction

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Head over to Pulp Fiction every Wednesday for Name That Tune Bingo. Test your song knowledge during four rounds of musical fun and enjoy buy-one-get-one deals on selected cocktails. There's also RMB50 dining deals, including a jumbo hotdog + chips + Carlsberg pint combo from 7-10pm and kebabs from 10pm to midnight.

Wednesdays, 9pm-late. Pulp Fiction, see event listing.

Wednesdays: RMB50 Burritos at El Luchador

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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.

Wednesdays: Sabor Latino - Salsa Wednesday

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This fall, Hemingway and Love2Salsa are bringing you back to the dancefloor. Join them every Wednesday from 9pm for an evening of salsa, kizomba and bachata! There will also be one free salsa class. Plenty of drink and food specials will also be available, as well as deals for students.

Every week, Wednesdays, 9pm onwards. Hemingway Lounge & Terrace, see event listing.

Thursdays: El Luchador Ladies Night

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It's Ladies Night every Thursday at El Luchador! There will be free margaritas for all senoritas, plus Latin and salsa tunes to keep you moving. Plus, enjoy Happy Hour deals all night long starting from 7pm.

Every week, Thursdays. El Luchador, see event listing.

Thursdays: Student Party at Pulp Fiction

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Pulp Fiction presents its weekly Student Party every Thursday. Students can enjoy RMB20 drink specials all night long starting from 9pm while dancing along to pop, Latin, hip hop, trap, reggaeton and other hot beats. And don't miss out on the beer pong tournament!

Every week, Thursdays, 9pm-late. Pulp Fiction, see event listing.

Fridays: Taco Friday


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If you're looking for a taco fix, TBoat is serving chicken, fish and beef tacos every Friday for only RMB35. If you wanna get a little boozy you can get a Corona and three tacos of your choice for RMB120.

Weekly, RMB35-120. TBoat, see event listing.

Fridays & Saturdays: Live Music at Morton's Grille


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Morton's Grille has an excellent lineup of bands playing every Friday and Saturday night. Think jazz, blues, Latin and the best of classic rock. As always they'll serve up their signature classic dishes and hand-crafted cocktails.

Every week, 7pm-late. Morton's Grille Suzhou, see event listing

Weekends: Auténtico Mexicano Weekend Brunch

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Brunch with a punch... of flavor! Come for El Luchador's brunch of champions every weekend, where they'll be serving authentic Mexican food. For only RMB138, you can get free flow Coronas, sangria and house frozen margaritas from 11am-3pm. Enjoy Latin Vibes throughout the day with Bachata, Bossa Nova and Latin Jazz music.

Every week, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-3pm, RMB138 free flow. El Luchador Tacos & Tequila, see event listing.

Sundays: Sunday Brunch at Il Milione

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End the weekend in style with Il Milione’s Bubbly Sunday Brunch. Every Sunday from 11am to 3pm enjoy an assorted Italian antipasti and dessert buffet on the bar with items changing weekly and pizza and pasta go-around. Top it off with free-flow of prosecco, white wine or red wine at just RMB118!

Every week, Sundays, 11am-3pm, RMB158-268. Il Milione, see event listing.


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