What's Up Guangzhou: May 22-28

By That's PRD, May 22, 2017

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

May 23: Idea Exchange


This week’s speaker, Balazs Kaplar from Hungary, was appointed the ‘Ambassador for Cultural Exchange of Guangdong Province’ for his photography work. He’s a published travel guide author and travels for a living in China. Kaplar looks for the paths less traveled to discover less clamorous and more serene visions of the expansive Chinese countryside.

He will share tips on how to smartly plan your next trip across China and how to take some great photography. He will also chat about his next trip, which you might just want to join!

May 23, 8pm; RMB30 (RMB10 if producing student cards). E Coffee. See event listing

May 26: Spill Your Guts South China Tour 


This will be hardcore band Spill Your Guts' first performance in Guangzhou. The group, formed in Shanghai, is composed of members from all around the world and has been delivering its no-holds-barred punk sound to audiences since 2012. Supportings bands include Check Out Lychee (車旗凹荔枝) and King Gaza (蟑螂惡霸). Click here to buy tickets.

May 26, 8pm; RMB60 presale, RMB80 at the door. SD Livehouse. See event listing

May 27: Steak Saturday at Hooley’s 


Head to Hooley’s this Saturday and try their Australian rib-eye steak, which is cooked on a charcoal grill and coupled with a homemade red wine sauce or black pepper sauce. Get a second steak with a 50 percent discount. With a newly-revamped menu, there’s assorted appetizers and side dishes to choose from. 

May 27, 11am-3pm; RMB198/248. Hooley's Irish Pub and Restaurant

May 27: Killer Karaoke at the Brew Zhujiang 


A fan of karaoke or not, you will be enjoying yourself at the Brew Zhujiang on Saturday night when ‘Killer Karaoke’ kicks off. Last weekend, a talented array singers got behind the microphone to serenade bar patrons, belting out both classics and new hits alike. Unleash your inner diva this weekend! 

May 27, 9pm. The Brew (Zhuijang)

May 27: Six Appeal Vocal Band

The vital and energetic Six Appeal is an American award-winning vocal ensemble that performs everything from classic oldies to current chart toppers. Known from coast to coast for their vivid musical style and playful charm, Six Appeal won first place at the National Harmony Sweepstakes Championship in 2012. Their concert in Guangzhou will include the Lion King original score ‘Circle of Life,’ ‘Happy,’ and ‘Wagon Wheel’ by Bob Dylan, among other famous tunes. 

May 27, 8pm; RMB80-480. Guangzhou Opera HouseSee event listing


We have a pair of tickets to give away! Message our official WeChat account (ID: ThatsGuangzhou) with the subject 'Six Appeal' and why you should win. Please include your full name and contact number. 

May 27: Discover Acupuncture 


Everything you've always wondered about energy, meridians, acupuncture, scraping, cupping and more! Understand how energy flows in your body and how it relates to physical balance. In this workshop, you will learn about the history of traditional Chinese medicine, classical TCM therapies and products, as well as energy and meridians. You will also get diagnosis and treatment. Follow Linwards' WeChat account (Linwards) to register. 

May 27, 9am-noon; RMB300 (including written materials, individual diagnosis and treatment). Suiantang TCM Clinic (Zhujiang Xincheng). See event listing

May 28: Cycle Canton Tour in Zengcheng Countryside


Do you ever find yourself craving an adventure in China’s rural countryside but get sidetracked by the hustle and bustle of urban life? We know that battle all to well and want to help you escape Guangzhou’s CBD for a scenic cycle through the fields and historic buildings of Zengcheng District. This week, we are giving away one spot on Cycle Canton’s upcoming journey through Guangzhou’s far-flung Zengcheng region, where you will bike past fruit orchards, water buffalo and rice paddies while venturing along shady mountain roads. Highlights of the tour, which is taking place this Sunday (May 28), include a visit to a 500-year-old ancestral hall, a bamboo weaving demonstration and a lunch made with freshly harvested vegetables. The bike ride ends at the beach, where cyclers can enjoy cold drinks and a snack!

May 28, 8.30am-6pm; RMB500 for adults, RMB300 for children. 


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Ongoing: Wilber’s Dinner Menu


New delicacies for the pleasure of your palate await at Wilber’s. Its brand-new dinner menu is a delicately presented collection of edibles, comprising a starter, soup, pasta dish, an entree with three mouthwatering alternatives and, last but not least, homemade desserts. Call 3761 1101 to reserve your seat. 

Ongoing, 6pm-midnight. Wilber’s

Ongoing: Catch the Flavor of the Season


Inspired by local Cantonese cuisine, the culinary creatives at Catch restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou are introducing a new menu utilizing seasonal ingredients for an extensive selection of mains and tempting desserts. So far, diners have given thumbs-ups to the scampi carpaccio, mozzarella cheese puree, morel mushroom, basil caviar, roasted pigeon, foie gras, jasmine poached raisins and celeriac puree. Others were impressed by the fine selection of desserts, such as mango mini dome, pistachio sponge, coconut crumble and Mandarin mousse. Don’t miss out on this seasonal feast! 

Sat-Sun,11.30am-2.30pm, 6-11pm (last order at 10pm). Catch (Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou). See event listing

Ongoing: A Zen Trip Weekend Getaway 


Getting bored of your oily and calorie-packed diets in the city? Sign up for this weekend getaway at a Buddhist temple in the mountains, where simple, nutritious, healthy vegetarian meals will help to freshen your appetite. A two-day trip organized by a group of Zen Buddhism enthusiasts, the trip is open to anyone aged 15-50 and will include activities like meditation, a gongfu tea ceremony and Buddhism classes.

Fri-Sun. Bus to the temple leaves at 7.30pm on every Friday at Exit A of Liede Metro Station and arrives back in Guangzhou at 8pm on Sunday at Haizhu Square Metro Station. For more information, contact Shengxin at 176 8885 8760 or on WeChat: gsbenxin.

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