The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Guangzhou

By That's Guangzhou, October 15, 2018

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

Wed, Oct 17: Wednesday Campanella ‘Galapagos Tour’

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The Japanese dance-pop group Wednesday Campanella is known for a playful mix of bubblegum pop, techno and club beats. Prepare for a quirky and unconventional live performance delivered by the charming frontwoman KOM_I, who will interpret the band's new hits from their latest album Galapagos, including ‘The Bamboo Princess’ and ‘Melos.’ 

Oct 17, 8.30pm; RMB240 presale, RMB320 at the door. Mao Livehouse. See event listing. Tickets

Wed, Oct 17: Mater Class – Discover South Africa


Having won the Decanter World Wine Awards and the Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards, KWV has established itself as a leading wine producer in South Africa. They seperate themselves from the pack by using quality grapes to make fruit-forward wines. Discover a selection of fine wines by KWV at this master class at Spin Cocktail Bar on the afternoon of October 17. RSVP by calling 134 5024 1534 or by emailing

Oct 17, 3-5pm. Spin Cocktail Bar. See event listing

Fri, Oct 19: OZMA 

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Jazz ensemble OZMA is set apart by their unique blend of jazz, electro-trance and ‘greasy’ rock. Their music exhibits energy, openness and freedom through groovy compositions and formidable teamwork. The French quintet have released a total of six albums and have performed over 300 times worldwide since winning the prestigious International Jazz Competition in Paris in 2006.

Oct 19, 8pm; RMB180 presale, RMB260 at the door. Zhile Art Space. See event listing. Tickets

Fri, Oct 19: Modern Maori Quartet 

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The Modern Maori Quartet presents classic Maori art and waiata music made using modern techniques. The group proudly displays the great Maori band traditions that originated in their homeland of New Zealand in the 1950s and ’60s. Often referred to as the ‘modern-day Rat Pack,’ their show is composed of elegant harmonies, remarkable stage presentation and the transboundary humor of the four Maori gentlemen. 

Oct 19, 8pm; RMB80-280. Guangdong Performing Arts Center Theater. See event listing. Tickets

Fri-Sun, Oct 19-21: African Fashion Show International 


Destined For Greatness (DFG) is an art platform dedicated to allowing people from all walks of life to showcase their talents, no matter whether they are singers, dancers, spoken word artists or poets. This year, collaborating with Black X and Fananmi, DFG hosts the first-ever African Fashion Show International in Guangzhou, which features international designers who are of African descent. 

Oct 19-21, various times; RMB280-320. Chuang Xiang Commune. See event listing

Sat, Oct 20: Guangzhou British Day 2018


Image via British Chamber of Commerce

Enjoy the best of British culture this week at the British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong’s annual British Day. Set to occur on October 20, from 11am-4.30pm, at The Canton Place, British Day has become one of Guangzhou’s hottest social events of the year since its launch in 2010. The 2018 edition of British Day will feature a costume competition, delicious eats, traditional performances, engaging games, live bands as well as raffle prizes. To buy your tickets, scan the QR code below.


Oct 20, 11am-4.30pm; RMB10 for children, RMB20 for adults. The Canton Place. See event listing

Sun, Oct 21: Rudolf Buchbinder 

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One of the world’s top classical pianist today, Rudolf Buchbinder has enjoyed an international repute throughout his five-decade career. The Golden Hall of Musikverein in Vienna, Carnegie Hall in New York and The Berliner Philharmonie have all seen Buchbinder’s celebrated performances, where the Austrian musician collaborated with world-renowned orchestras. His interpretation of Beethoven is widely recognized in the classical music domain and he will be performing work from the renowned composer at Xinghai Concert Hall this week. 

Oct 21, 8pm; RMB80-880. Xinghai Concert Hall. See event listing. Tickets

Sun, Oct 21: Mr. R – Outsider 

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Mr. R – Outsider is a modern dance performance set against the backdrop of a modern social network. The dancer, wearing a rabbit mask that shields him from the world and allows him to pursue his dreams, slowly finds himself a castaway. The story tackles concepts such as ego, dreams and one’s interpretation of the world. Narrated through a blend of choreography, visual effects and background music, this dance performance from Taiwan has won critical acclaim after being staged at various art festivals in Europe.  

Oct 21, 3pm; RMB180-380. Guangzhou Opera House. See event listing. Tickets


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Sun, Oct 21: Dinner with the Winemaker 


Dine with wine maker Kevin Grant of Ataraxia Wines, which is based in the Hemel-en-Arde Valley in South Africa, a region hailed as home to some of the world’s best cool-climate wines. This wine dinner, organized by The Wine People, is taking place at the chic, open-air Sky Bar in Langham Place, Guangzhou, where diners will be treated to an al fresco, four-course meal paired with impeccable vintages and coupled with a fantastic view of the cityscape. To reserve your seat, contact The Wine People on WeChat (ID: thewinepeople). 

Oct 21, 7pm; RMB900. Sky Bar (Langham Place, Guangzhou). See event listing

Until Nov 4: Tomahawk Steak at Alfresco 

Image via Langham Place, Guangzhou

Meat connoisseurs are in for a real treat at Alfresco. Be wowed by the enormous Australian tomahawk steak, which is sizzled to perfection and packed with robust flavors.  Priced at RMB1,988 for three people, this delicious slab of meat is ideal for sharing with friends and family. All prices are subject to service charges and applicable taxes. 

Until Nov 4, 6-10pm. Alfresco (Langham Place, Guangzhou). See event listing

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[Cover image via OZMA website, Wednesday Campanella promoter, British Chamber of Commerce,, Modern Maori Quartet/Facebook]

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