The 9 Best Things to Do This Week in Guangzhou

By That's Guangzhou, April 22, 2019

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


Thu, Apr 24: Happy Thursdays at The Happy Monk 

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We all know how beautiful Japan is when its cities are coated with pink cherry blossoms. Although Guangzhou, the city of flowers, won't see cherry blossoms blooming all over the city, it shouldn't deter you from joining The Happy Monk on Xingsheng Lu for a Japanese-themed party. Pop in for a couple of free cocktails and a bevy of surprises. 

Apr 24, 6.30pm; free. The Happy Monk (Xingsheng Lu). See event listing


Thu-Sun, Apr 25-28: Bleu!  

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Drawing inspiration from the Odyssey, Bleu! is a production by TPO Company and Interactive Theatre, a children’s theater from Italy, which narrates the meeting of a sailor and a magical figure, Sea Nymph, in the Mediterranean. Little audiences will face stormy waters and howling wind and meet with sea creatures as the sailor carries on his adventure to find a pearl that the nymph dropped into the ocean. 

Apr 25-28, 10.30am/3pm/7.30pm; RMB80-280. Guangzhou Opera House. See event listing. Tickets


Fri, Apr 26: American Town Hall 2019 

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The US Consulate General Guangzhou invites American citizens and their immediate family members to a Town Hall on Friday, April 26 from 1.30pm to 4pm at Lincoln Hall. There will be a Q&A with consulate staff, providing information on US consulate and community services of interest to Americans, while food and drink will be available for sale. RSVP by emailing the consulate at GuangzhouACS@state.gov or WeChat them at GuangzhouACS with your name, email and passport number by Wednesday, April 24. The consular entrance on Huaxia Lu is across the street from Exit B2, Zhujiang New Town Metro Station. 

Apr 26, 1.30pm; free. Consulate General of the US in Guangzhou. See event listing


Sat, Apr 27: Mi Carmen Flamenca 

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Born in a village with traditional flamenco heritage near Seville, Spain, flamenco artist Antonio Andrade grew up among aficionados of this eye-catching art form. Serving as the artistic director of Antonio Andrade Flamenco Company, the Spanish artist has created many successful productions enjoyed by audiences around the globe, including this rendition of Carmen.

Apr 27, 8pm; RMB100-680. Xinghai Concert Hall. See event listing. Tickets .


Sun, Apr 28: Castle in the Sky Concert 

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The classics of Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki come to life this month at 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

Apr 28, 8pm; RMB80-380. Xinghai Concert Hall. See event listing. Tickets


Mon, Apr 29: Descendents

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Descendents, formed in 1977, are the earliest pioneers of US pop punk and have been at the forefront of the West Coast hardcore punk movement since its genesis in the late 1970s. Founding drummer, Bill Stevenson, is one of the most recognizable and respected drummers of the genre, having played for Black Flag during their most daring and genre-bending years. 

Apr 29, 9pm; RMB280 presale, RMB330 at the door. SD Livehouse. See event listing. Tickets

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Daily, all week: Premium Sushi Set Menu at Hotel Nikko Guangzhou

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Benkay, a high-end Japanese restaurant located in Hotel Nikko Guangzhou, serves authentic Japanese cuisine, such as sushi and teppanyaki. It's premium sushi set menu selects quality sashimi shipped directly from Japan. If you want a great sushi experience in town during the Canton Fair, this is a must-visit spot.

All week, 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm; RMB480 plus 15 percent. Benkay (Hotel Nikko Guangzhou). See event listing


Daily, all week: Lobby Lounge Canton Fair Offerings 

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At the LN Garden Hotel’s Lobby Lounge, time is just a frame of mind. Come and have a fresh cup of coffee or tea while enjoying the relaxing environment, with a beautiful man-made waterfall easily visible from the lounge. A live band perform every night from 8.30pm-12.30am. Operating hours during the Canton Fair extend from 10-2am, and afternoon tea lasts from 2-6pm. 

All week, 10-2am. Lobby Lounge (LN Garden Hotel, Guangzhou). See event listing


Daily, all week: 2019 Spring Canton Fair Offer at The Open Kitchen 

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Enjoy an international buffet dinner at The Open Kitchen with an enticing array of gourmet specialties featuring Continental and Asian dishes. An Indian chef will prepare authentic regional and traditional cuisines for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The signature themes during Canton Fair are kebab (first week), lobster (second week) and vegetarian corner (third week). Buffet dinner is served daily at RMB488 per person. In-house guests and guests producing an exhibitor’s ID can enjoy a 20 percent discount. 

All week; RMB488. The Open Kitchen (Langham Place, Guangzhou). See event listing


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[Cover image via Pexels, IMDB, 247 Tickets (1,2), TPO website]

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