The 15 Best Things to Do This Week in Guangzhou

By That's Guangzhou, February 25, 2019

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

Tue, Feb 26: Trivia at Ginstar


Head over to Ginstar’s Zhujiang New Town location for their weekly pub quiz, which takes place every Tuesday from 8.30-10pm. The quiz covers a wide range of topics and subjects, from current events and pop culture to geography, literature and politics. (Photo, music and connection rounds also feature!).

Participating teams stand the chance to win a number of boozy prizes, including a bottle of Fireball, 3 liters of Carlsberg and a bottle of wine! And, as an added bonus, trivia attendees can also enjoy one of Ginstar’s renowned burgers and a pint of beer for only RMB60! 

Tue Feb 26, 8.30-10pm; free entry. Ginstar (Zhujiang New Town)See event listing.

Every Tue, Thu until Mar 31: Girls Night Out at Roof Top Bar

Image via LN Hotel Five

Ladies, groove to live music with your besties and party till your heart’s content at LN Hotel Five’s chic Roof Top Bar. Girls Night Out features a selection of appetizers and a main from an array of gourmet cuisine, as well as a free flow of sparkling and house wine (red and white), all for just RMB158.

Tue, Thu until Mar 31, 5.30-9.30pm; RMB158. Roof Top BarSee event listing.

Tue, Feb 26: Trivia Night at Rebel Rebel


Pay a visit to Rebel Rebel’s bi-weekly trivia night this Tuesday and participate in two exciting rounds of questions touching on virtually every topic in the book. The mystery round also features China-related questions so that locals can have their chance to shine! The top two teams of each round can win either 3 liters of Tiger beer or a bottle of house wine.

Tue Feb 26, 9-11pm; free entry. Rebel RebelSee event listing.

Tue-Sat, ongoing: Ladies’ Night at the Connoisseur

ladies-night-connoiseur.jpgImage via LN Garden Hotel, Guangzhou

Toss on a pair of high heels, call up your girlfriends and head over to The Connoisseur this week to enjoy a wide selection of exquisite food and drinks at the restaurant’s popular ladies’ nights, which run from Tuesday to Saturday weekly. Ladies can enjoy an appetizer, main course, dessert and free flow of sparkling, red and white wine for the extremely affordable price of RMB180, while after dinner they can also revel in a 50 percent discount on alcoholic beverages at Lobby Lounge.

Tue-Sun ongoing, 6-10.30pm; RMB180. The Connoisseur (LN Garden Hotel, Guangzhou). See event listing.

Wed, Feb 27: Vadim Repin Violin Conerto

Image via Xinghai

Hailing from Siberia, Russian violinist Vadim Repin, in concert with Guangdong Orchestra conductor Jing Huan, brings classical music lovers three celebrated pieces: ‘Siegfried’ by Richard Wagner, ‘Violin Concerto No. 1, in G minor’ by Max Bruch and ‘Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major’ by Sergei Prokofiev.

Wed Feb 27, 8pm; RMB80-680. Xinghai Concert Hall. See event listing. tickets.

Wed, Feb 27: German Chamber Spring Reception 2019

Image via German Chamber of Commerce | South & Southwest China

The German Chamber of Commerce | South & Southwest China is hosting their Spring Reception in Guangzhou to welcome new members and present their agenda for 2019. Mr. Maximilian Butek, the delegate and chief representative of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce Guangzhou and executive director and board member of the German Chamber of Commerce in China | South & Southwest, will be introduced at this fine event.

Wed Feb 27, 6.30-9pm; RM220/320. The Roof Bar. See event listing.

Wed, Feb 27: Steak Night at Element Fresh 


Every Wednesday evening, Element Fresh offers a delicious array of steak meal sets, including beef rib-eye and sword fish steak coupled with a glass of house wine and side salad, mashed potatoes, french fries or pudding.  

Wed Feb 27, 5.30pm-close; RMB169. Element Fresh (Taikoo HuiThe Canton Place). See event listing.

Wed, Feb 27: Fever Electronic Music Tour


China’s internet giant NetEase is collaborating with three electronic music labels, including Monstercat from Canada, to put on this live show at Mao Livehouse, where talented musicians from both China and abroad will present electrifying performances.

Wed Feb 27, 8pm; RMB180 presale, RMB240 at the door. Mao LivehouseSee event listing.

Wed, Feb 27: Trivia Night with Frank at Tristan’s CalMex


Are you in town and looking for something fun to do? Then look no further than Quiz Master Frank’s weekly pub quiz at Tristan’s CalMex Restaurant & Bar, held every Wednesday from 8.30pm till 10.30pm. It’s free to participate in the quiz and the top three teams will walk away with prizes, including tequila, beer and tacos! If you’re still not convinced, then maybe this will be enough to get you off the couch: RMB35 margaritas! For more information, or to place a reservation, contact Frank on WeChat (ID: Frank13725496420).

Wed Feb 27, 8.30-10pm; free entry. Tristan’s CalMex Restaurant & Bar.

Thu, Feb 28: Jurga China Tour

An incredibly talented and creative pop singer, Jurga is admired by people from all walks of life for her deep and melodious musical creations. The Lithuanian artist broke onto the scene in 2005 after releasing her debut solo album Aukso Pieva, which marked the start of her highly successful career. Come watch her perform this Thursday as she kicks off her China tour at JZ Club

Thu Feb 28, 9.30pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 VIP. JZ Club. See event listing.

Thu, Feb 28: Video Game Orchestra

Image via VGO – Video Game Orchestra/Facebook

Founded by Japanese guitarist Shota Nakama, Video Game Orchestra (VGO) is a one-of-a-kind show that performs video game music with an orchestra, choir and rock band. VGO consists of brilliant musicians from over 20 countries and this multi-cultural background enriches the unique sound of the orchestra. Their concert promises to inspire both the young and old with tunes from popular games including Final Fantasy, Grandia and Kingdom Hearts, among others.

Thu Feb 28, 8pm; RMB280 presale, RMB480 VIP. Mao Livehouse. See event listing. Tickets.

Fri, Mar 1: Guangzhou Long-Lions vs. Qingdao Eagles

Image via @龙狮篮球俱乐部/Weibo

The 2018-2019 CBA season is on the homestretch, and the playoff race for the final three seeds is a contested battle between Guangzhou, Shanghai, Jilin, Jiangsu and Zhejiang. Currently holding the 12th and final playoff spot, the Long-Lions look to secure a win versus the inferior Eagles squad. Come out and support your local team this Friday at the Tianhe Gymnasium, located in the southwestern corner of Tianhe Sports Center.

Fri Mar 1, 7.35pm; RMB80-280. Tianhe Gymnasium. See event listing. Tickets.

Sat, Mar 2: Castle in the Sky Concert

Image via Xinghai

The classics of Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki come to life this month at the Xinghai Concert Hall in an audiovisual extravaganza. Performers from some of the country’s best conservatories will come together to deliver a sensational, family-friendly musical rendering of such pioneering anime legends as Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro and Valley in the Sky.

Sat Mar 2, 8pm; RMB80-280. Xinghai Concert Hall. See event listing. Tickets.

Sat-Sun, ongoing: Family Buffet at Sofitel 

Family-Buffet-at-Sofitel-1.jpgImage via Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Are you a parent who dreads bringing your kiddo out to a nice buffet lunch? Then the family brunch at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich is perfect for you! Featuring a special ‘Kid’s Corner,’ which includes a Le Petit Prince-themed dining area with cartoon cutlery and fun toys, the hotel’s 2 on 988 Café offers kids a mouthwatering children’s buffet (and a special dessert!). While the wee ones are entertained, parents can enjoy an array of gourmet breads, cheeses, meats and seafood, accompanied by a free-flow of Chardon sparkling, red and white wine.

Sat-Sun ongoing, noon-3pm; RMB382 adults, RMB173 children (6-12 years old). 2 on 988 Café (Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich). See event listing.

Ongoing: New Brew at Bravo 

bravo-rose-stout1.jpg Image via Bravo

Pop in at Bravo and savor the Rose & Chocolate Red Stout, a beer with the fragrant aroma of Dian Hong rose accompanied with a rosy color and silky chocolate flavor. You will also find hints of oatmeal in the beverage. Catch a pint or two of this unique stout before it’s sold out. 

Ongoing until sold out. Bravo. See event listing.

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[Cover image via VGO – Video Game Orchestra/Facebook, Xinghai, @龙狮篮球俱乐部/Weibo, @JZClub广州/WeChat]

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