What's Up Guangzhou: August 8-14

By That's PRD, August 8, 2016

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That's PRD takes a look at the best of the week:

August 8: The Brew Burger Special


Every Monday, enjoy the The Brew burger, along with fries and a pint of Tiger, for the reasonable price of RMB68.

August 8, all day. RMB68. The Brew (Zhujiang, Taojin, Panyu). See event listing.

August 9: Speed Dating Night


Speed dating alert: come on out to Revolucion Cocktail on the evening of Chinese Valentine's Day and mingle with lonely hearts. Could it be a life-altering night? Reserve your ticket to find out. Organized and hosted by Linwards, you will get two cocktails and a grapefruit Perrier, as well as delicious finger food. To register, please contact Julie at 135 7017 9837 or via WeChat (ID: JulieCosterg). 

August 9, 7.30-10pm. RMB150 advanced order, RMB200 at the door. Revolucion Cocktail. See event listing

For more Chinese Valentine's Day events and specials, check our Chinese Valentine's Day date guide.

August 10-14: Shrek the Musical


If either you or your kids are fans of DreamWorks animated film Shrek, you definitely don’t want to miss this musical adaptation, which was brought to life by DreamWorks and Neal Street Production. Debuting on Broadway in 2008, Shrek the Musical has been staged in different versions by theaters worldwide, although the original is still the preferred version. Come enjoy the hilarious and heart-warming story of a green ogre’s quest for happiness, with a little help from a talking donkey and Princess Fiona.  

August 10-14, 2pm/7.30pm; RMB80-880. Guangzhou Opera House. See event listing

August 13: National Theatre Live Best Leading Men Series: Frankenstein


Directed by the Academy Award-winning Danny Boyle and featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, Frankenstein, a sell-out production at the UK’s National Theatre in 2011, has been experienced by millions in cinemas around the world. Based on Mary Shelley’s well-known, namesake novel, Frankenstein has been called the most “viscerally stunning show in town” and “will be spoken of for years to come.” Come to the Guangzhou Opera House and experience this thrilling tale on the big screen. 

August 13, 7.30pm; RMB160. Experimental Theatre, Guangzhou Opera House. See event listing.

August 13: TEDxXiguan 


Built around TED’s ideal of ‘Ideas Worth Spreading,’ TEDxXiguan is a local yet international platform that celebrates great ideas and translates them into action. As one of the oldest communities in Guangzhou, Xiguan (now Liwan) possesses a population of 710,000 and an area of about 63 square kilometers. The richness of its history, culture and wisdom is beyond imagination. Xiguan also offers a window into ‘Xixue Dongjian,’ meaning ‘Western learning spreads to the East’ – a nationwide movement of technology and ideology during the late Qing dynasty. The conference, themed ‘Constructive Disruption,’ will feature inspiring talks by artists, entrepreneurs and scientists such as Xi Zhiyong, who is leading the fight against Zika virus with bio-engineered mosquitoes.

August 13, 9am-6.30pm; RMB280. LN Garden Hotel. See event listing.

Ongoing: Experience the Art of High Tea


Relax and enjoy the summer breeze at Lotus Pond with the Garden Hotel’s afternoon high tea set that features a wide selection of mini gourmet snacks.

Ongoing, 2.30-6pm. Lotus Pond, LN Garden Hotel. See event listing

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