The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Guangzhou

By That's Guangzhou, June 17, 2019

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


Mon-Tue, Jun 17-18: Italian Film Week 

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Organized by the Consulate General of Italy in Guangzhou, Italian Film Week features highly rated motion pictures of various genres showing in theaters throughout Guangzhou. Swing by Cinema Palace this week to watch comedy Like a Cat on a Highway on June 17 and thriller film Dogman on June 18. 

Mon-Tue Jun 17-18, 7.30pm; various prices. Cinema Palace (Liede). See event listing


Tue, Jun 18: Lite China Tour 

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Hailing from Japan, instrumental four-piece Lite will share some thrilling and emotional compositions from their brand-new album Multiple. At home, the group is celebrated for their progressive, edgy riffs and complex rhythms. Abroad, from the US to Europe, Lite is known for their explosive live shows, tireless touring and epic album releases – all of which have brought the group acclaim. 

Tue Jun 18, 8.30pm; RMB120 presale, RMB150 full price. Mao Livehouse. See event listing. Tickets


Tue, Jun 18: Macbeth 

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This 70-minute adaptation of Macbeth by Stockholm-based theater company Romeo & Julia Kören is breathtakingly beautiful and captures the essence of one of the Bard’s best tragedies. Displaying human vanity and megalomania and portraying a Macbeth that moves between clarity and insanity, this stage performance is a popular program at Shakespeare festivals across Europe. Catch this spectacular rendition of the classic tale this week at the Guangzhou Opera House.

Tue Jun 18, 7.30pm; RMB180-880. Guangzhou Opera House. See event listing. Tickets.


Thu, Jun 20: Yi-Gather Meetup 

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The Yi-Gather Meetup is a monthly event where people give short talks about the personal narratives behind the things they do: occupations, projects, creative work, academic pursuits, hobbies and interests. It offers an opportunity to learn something new, make friends and network, all within the inspiring location of the Yi-Gather Community in Ximenkou. Talks are presented in English and open to everyone. 

Thu Jun 20, 7.30pm; RMB40. Yi-Gather Community. See event listing


Fri-Sun, Jun 21-23: Music Day 2019 

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From June 21 to 23, Shunfengshan Park in Shunde will again play host to the Music Day festival, a three-day (we know, the name is a tad deceiving) celebration of French and Chinese music. Don’t miss this amazing chance to see French quintet ‘Le Concert impromptu,’ who will be performing on June 21 at 8pm. Additionally, catch French hip hop artist Ore and trap artist Dlyn/Ynsm, along with Chinese hip hopper Vyan, on the evening of June 22. The following day, a selection of Chinese and French rock bands will hit the stage to wow audiences with a selection of punk and jazz rock. 

Fri-Sun Jun 21-23, 7pm; free. Shunfengshan Park. See event listing.  


Sat, Jun 22: That’s PRD’s Summer Pub Crawl 

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That’s teams up with Jing-A, Brooklyn Brewery and Grimbergen beer to bring you the first Canton Pub Crawl of the summer! If you love a good brew and are looking to mingle with other beer lovers, then you don’t want to miss this awesome event. And guess what? Tickets (which are f-ing cheap, by the way) are on sale now! Starting at 2pm on Saturday, June 22, join us at the Guangzhou Library in Zhujiang New Town, from where we'll depart to three boozy locations, including The Clock in Party Pier, Rozz-Tox and South 12. The pub crawl will end around 6pm (but that doesn’t mean the party has to end!). 

With your ticket you’ll receive two free beers from each of the three venues, as well as two vouchers for buy-two-beers-get-one-free. You’ll also get two 40% discount coupons for mid-afternoon munchies that can be used at any of the stops. There will also be awesome prizes on hand, including T-shirts, baseball caps and beer glasses (which you can add to your collection of permanently borrowed beer mugs).

Sat Jun 22, 2pm; RMB138 early bird, RMB180 at the door. The Clock, The South 12 Craft Beer Bar, Rozz-Tox. See event listing. Tickets


Sat, Jun 22: Canada Day Party 

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This year’s Canada Day Party will be held on June 22 from 6-10.30pm on the Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Center’s rooftop helipad with a red and white (or Canadiana) dress code. General admission tickets cost RMB150 and include entrance to the event and a welcome drink. A spot at a tall table will run you RMB500 for two people and two welcome drinks (one per person). Scan the QR code below to secure your spot. 

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Sat Jun 22, 6-10.30pm; RMB150-500. Helipad (Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Center). See event listing. Tickets


Sat, Jun 22: InterNations Guangzhou June Official Event 

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Join InterNations’ ‘June Official Event’ at Lost in LA’s Zhujiang New Town location! Come and enjoy live music and unique cocktails with a 30% discount all night long. Each guest will receive a gift card for a complimentary workout and shake from TRIB3, a magnificent boot camp popular in Europe. Feel free to bring your friends and mingle with members from around the world. Scan the QR code in event listing for more details. 

Sat Jun 22, 8.30pm. Lost in LA (Zhujiang New Town). See event listing


Sun, Jun 23: King Lear 

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King Lear – the heartbreaking story of an aged king’s decision to divide his kingdom among three daughters – is presented by New Live, a live streaming program specializing in stage performances and concerts. King Lear is played by Gandalf himself – Ian McKellen, whose performance in the play is critically acclaimed. 

Sun Jun 23, 2pm; RMB150. Guangzhou Opera House. See event listing. Tickets. 


Sun, Jun 23: Cécile Corbel 

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Her red hair and Gaelic heritage firmly cement her in the Celtic world. French singer-songwriter Cécile Corbel picked up the harp at 15 years old, and later developed a fondness for a range of mythologies, which has greatly impacted her music. What’s more, Corbel can sing in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Breton and Gaelic, among other languages. After a successful performance in Guangzhou two years ago, Corbel is back with her new album, Enfant du Vent

Sun Jun 23, 8.30pm; RMB160 presale, RMB200 at the door. Mao Livehouse. See event listing. Tickets


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