The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Guangzhou

By That's PRD, August 6, 2018

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


Mon, Aug 6: Scraps of Tape 

Following the release of their sixth album, Will to Burn, Scraps of Tape arrive in China for their first tour around the Middle Kingdom. Their intense blend of emotional instrumental and post rock set the band apart from their contemporaries in Sweden. They have asserted themselves as one of the most interesting and experimental bands to come out of the Scandinavian country, and have received high praise from the likes of NME for their focused take on the post rock genre. 

Aug 6, 8.30pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 at the door. SD Livehouse. See event listing. Tickets


Daily, Aug 6-Oct 10: Gulliver’s Journey 

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Inspired by the novel Gulliver's Travels, Deng Yu has built a ‘Gulliver Tunnel’ to rekindle the childhood innocence and imagination of visitors to K11. Beyond the rainbow gate, visitors will find themselves in a whimsical world where they are surrounded by gigantic and bizarre plantations.  

Daily Aug 6-Oct 10, 1.30-4.30pm, 6.30-8pm; RMB28. 3/F, K11 Art Mall. See event listing. Scan the QR code on the above poster to buy tickets.


Aug 9-19: Kinky Boots 

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Image via event organizer 

Based on true events, Kinky Boots is a celebration of friendship, telling the story of a shoe factory owner struggling to save his business and a beautiful cabaret performer with some wild ideas. The duo eventually partners to create a line of stilettos, the likes of which the world has never seen. Dazzling, sassy and uplifting, this big-hearted hit is based on the eponymous British film, which was released in 2005. With rocking scores by one of America’s earliest female icons – singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper – the musical rendition of Kinky Boots has garnered many an accolade, including the Tony Award for Best Original Score and countless other ‘Best Musical’ awards. 

Aug 9-19, 2.30pm/7.30pm; RMB180-980. Guangzhou Opera House. See event listing. Tickets

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Sat, Aug 11: Tamaryn 

New Zealand-born but now based in the US, Tamaryn mixes up genres to create music that gets under your skin. In three studio albums, she’s woven dream pop, shoegaze, post-punk, gothic rock, synth-pop and electronic sounds to produce something entirely her own. She’ll be joined by dream pop/shoegaze newcomer Pocari Sweet, which recently came together in Guangzhou. 

Aug 11, 7.30pm; RMB120 presale, RMB150 at the door. 191 Space. See event listing. Tickets


Sat, Aug 11: Outlook Festival Guangzhou Launch Party 

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The launch party of Outlook Festival will see a lineup of five talented DJs rocking onstage at SD Livehouse: Calculon from the US, Saiyan based in Hong Kong and Macau, DJ Anna of China, as well as two local DJs – Powderc and Slim. Fans of electronic music will not want to miss out on this one. 

Aug 11, 11pm-3am; RMB80 presale, RMB100 at the door. SD LivehouseSee event listing. Tickets


Sun, Aug 12: Satoshi Gogo 

Seasoned Japanese guitarist Satoshi Gogo released his first album when he was only 16 years old, after winning the Morris Fingerpicking Contest – a famous guitar competition in Japan. Gogo is touring China with his latest album, Shipmates, and he’s scheduled to perform for Guangzhou’s guitar lovers this month at T:union. 

Aug 12, 7.30pm; RMB99 standees, RMB199 rear seats, RMB299 front seats, RMB399 VIP. T:union. See event listing. Tickets


Sun, Aug 12: Motto Anisong Festival 

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Tailored for anime fans, the Motto Anisong Festival gathers Japanese singers who’re famous for recording songs for popular Japanese anime programs. A number of big names from the realm of anime music will be in attendance, including May’n, Sako Tomohisa, Minami and Ayano Mashiro. 

Aug 12, 7pm; RMB380-1,280. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall. See event listing. Tickets.

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Sun, Aug 12: Munich Boys’ Choir 

The Münchner Knabenchor (Munich Boys Choir) was founded by conductor Ralf Ludewig so that the citizens of Munich could witness a boys’ choir composed of the city’s own youth. Inspired by the child on the City of Munich’s coat of arms, many young boys joined the choir – embarking on a prestigious musical adventure. Since its inception, the group has performed many a show and even participated in the production of the famous stage show Magic Flute

Aug 12, 8pm; RMB100-580. Xinghai Concert Hall. See event listing. Tickets


Sun, Aug 12: Steve Barakatt 

Quebecker Steve Barakatt was born to a family of Lebanese origin and exposed to piano at the age of 4. A versatile pianist, Barakatt has performed in countless venues across the world. Orchestras he has collaborated with in his three-decade-long career include Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. 

Aug 12, 3pm; RMB80-280. Guangzhou Opera House. See event listing. Tickets.

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All month: Indulgence for the Whole Family 

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Treat your family to a sumptuous buffet at The Open Kitchen! Featuring freshly-shucked oysters and other foodie favorites, the buffet also offers a delicious assortment of goodies for the little ones, who are able to order from an à la carte menu. 

In addition to a fun-filled Kids’ Corner, a complimentary pack of toys will be gifted to children before they leave the chic restaurant.

Daily all month, 6.30pm-midnight; buffet lunch (on the weekends): RMB296 for two adults and two children; buffet dinner: RMB552 for two adults and two children under 12 years old. All prices are subject to service charge and applicable tax.The Open Kitchen (Langham Place, Guangzhou). See event listing


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[Top image via Scraps of Tape/Facebook, Steve Barakatt/Facebook, Munich Boys' Choir, May'n/Facebook, Guangzhou Opera House]

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