What's On in Suzhou: December 2018

By That's, November 30, 2018

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

Dec 14: Nederlands Blazers Ensemble 

Under the tutelage of artistic director Bart Schneemann, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble is one of Europeís oldest musical troupes specializing in wind instruments. With a repertoire that spans multiple eras, regions and genres, theyíll be coming to Suzhou for a New Year Concert this month. 

Fri, Dec 14, 7.30pm. RMB100-880. Suzhou Culture & Arts Center, see event listing. 

Dec 14: InterNations December Event

Join InterNationsí longstanding monthly networking event at The Hilton Suzhou, and meet fellow expats in the city over a few drinks and finger food. 

Fri, Dec 14, 7.30pm. RMB160 for albatross members / RMB220 for basic members / RMB230 at the door. The Hilton Suzhou, see event listing.

Dec 22-23: Nutcracker by Suzhou Ballet Theatre

Joined by The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Suzhou Ballet Theatre will be bringing the classic Tchaikovsky dance show to the city this month, just in time to light Suzhou up for Christmas celebrations. 

Sat, Dec 22-Sun, Dec 23, 7.30pm. RMB100-880. Suzhou Culture & Arts Center, see event listing.

Dec 31: John Morris Russell & Suzhou Symphony Orchestra 

This epic New Yearís Eve concert by the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra will feature guest conductor John Morris Russell from Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.  Expect a song list consisting of a mixture of contemporary and classical pieces that are perfect for ringing in the New Year.

Mon, Dec 31, 7.30pm. RMB80-1,080. Suzhou Culture & Arts Center, see event listing.

Through Dec 12: Gu Zhihao Rosewood Furniture Exhibition

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Since Ming dynasty, Suzhou's famous rosewood furniture have played an important role in Chinese interior design, and this form of craftsmanship continued to grow throughout the Qing dynasty. Gu Zhihao, one of the city's leading proprietors of these wooden furniture pieces in modern times, is highlighting some chairs, cabinets and desks that he has created over his career at this exhibition at the Suzhou Museum.

Through Wed, Dec 12. Suzhou Museum, see event listing

Through Jan 13: You: Yu Han’s Solo Exhibition

Contemporary artist Yu Han (also known by his real name, Shao Fan) is one of the few people who practice a diverse range of artistic mediums including sculpture, oil painting, ink painting and architectural design, among others. In his show, visitors will be able to get a sense of his artistic style, which emphasizes calmness and tranquility. 

Through Sunday, Jan 13. Suzhou Museum, see event listing.

All Month Long: Morton's Power Hour

Morton's Power Hour
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Get ready for the fall 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.

Mondays: Whisky Sour and Amaretto Sour Mondays

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Kick start your week with special prices on Hemingway's signature cocktails every Mondays. Try a whisky sour or amaretto sour for just RMB40!

Every week, Mondays. Hemingway Lounge & Terrace, 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, Tuesdays, 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

Taco Tuesday
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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: Mojito Tuesdays at Hemingway

Hemingway Mojito
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Havana Rum always works best with mint and lime. Try Hemingway's classic mojito on Tuesdays and pay just RMB40!

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

Tuesdays: Top Shelf Tuesdays at Pulp Fiction

Top Shelf Tuesday
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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.

Tuesdays: Two-gether Tuesdays at Hemingway

Spend your Tuesdays with your special someone. Enjoy discounts and live music by the Havana Reds every Tuesday at Hemingway. Before midnight, couples get a 20 percent discount when ordering a bottle of wine or spirits. 

Every Tuesday through Feb 28, 8pm. Hemingway Lounge & Terrace, see event listing.

Wednesdays: Name That Tune Bingo at Pulp Fiction

Name That Tune Bingo
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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

Burrito Deal at El Luchador Suzhou
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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

Sabor Latino at Hemingway
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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.

Wednesdays: Tequila Sunrise Wednesdays at Hemingway

Hemingway tequila sunrise
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Head over to Hemingway before Sabor Latino salsa nights to enjoy their drink specials. Try Hemingway's tequila sunrise for only RMB40! 

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

Thursdays: Men's Night at Hemingway

Whisky, cigars and tunes from Havana make for the perfect Men's Night. Every Thursday, head over to hemingway and enjoy a night out with the guys. There will be discounted prices on the extensive whiskey list and cigars available upon request. Before midnight, men will get a 30 percent discount on all our whiskies, bottle or glass. 

Every Thursday through Feb 28, 8pm. Hemingway Lounge & Terrace, see event listing.

Thursdays: El Luchador Ladies Night

Ladies Night at El Luchador
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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: Daiquiri Thursdays at Hemingway

Daiquiri Thursdays at Hemingway
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Ernest Hemingway had a favorite drink: the Daiquiri. Try Hemingway Lounge & Terrace's spin on it every Thursday for RMB40.

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

Thursdays: Student Party at Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction Student Party
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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

El Luchador 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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