The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Guangzhou

By That's Guangzhou, July 8, 2019

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

Thu, Jul 11: Trivia Night at Hooley's 

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Join quiz master Matt Bossons for 40-plus mind-bending questions on topics ranging from current events to pop culture, history to geography and everything in-between. Basically, if you can identify all seven species of sea turtles, this quiz is for you. If you can’t identify turtles, this quiz is also for you, as there aren’t many turtle questions. The quiz kicks off at 8.30pm and the top three teams will receive boozy prizes courtesy of the good folks at Hooley’s

Every Thu, 8.30-10pm; free. Hooley's Irish Pub & Restaurant. See event listing.

Fri, Jul 12: Amazing Show 

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Hailing from Taiwan, experimental rock band Amazing Show compose, record and perform original music with many of their self-invented instruments – the first and only of its kind found on the island. With humorous lyrics, their songs usually mock romantic relationships taking place in a modern metropolis. Come out to support Amazing Show on Friday night. 

Fri Jul 12, 8.30pm; RMB100 presale. Mao Livehouse. See event listing

Fri, Jul 12: Piano Battle 

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This is a musical battle between two classical pianists: Paul Cibis, who studied in Hannover but currently performs in Asia, and Andreas Kern, a soloist and chamber musician who studied in Berlin. In this five-round face-off, the two pianists will showcase their skills in an effort to win votes from the audience, who will have the chance to ‘pick on’ the pianists by shouting out improvisation requests. It promises to be a pretty wild and engaging show – as far as piano recitals go, that is.

Fri Jul 12, 8pm; RMB80-380. Xinghai Concert Hall. See event listing. Tickets

Fri, Jul 12: Environmental Law and Manufacturers 


AustCham, German Chamber and PW & Partners Law Firm bring you the latest news on Chinese environmental law at a legal seminar at The Canton Place on July 12. The Environmental Law Seminar presents a comprehensive update on environmental tax law and how to navigate its conditions in your business interactions in China. This seminar will not only focus on environmental compliance and environment law compliance, but will also reveal how manufacturers should handle environmental administrative inspections and how to avoid penalties. 

Fri Jul 12, 6pm. The Canton Place. See event listing

Jul 13-31: Culinary Tour de France 

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To celebrate the 230th Bastille Day, France’s national day, Grand Hyatt Guangzhou is offering foodies a culinary Tour de France led by French executive chef David Marteau. Featuring authentic French gastronomy from a variety of regions – from Brittany to Provence – it allows diners to embark on a unique culinary journey of France at G Restaurant. Call 8396 1234 to make a reservation. 

Daily Jul 13-31, all day; RMB228 lunch semi-buffet, RMB450 dinner (prices are subject to 15% service charge and tax). G Restaurant. See event listing

Sun, Jul 14: French National Day 2019


French National Day 2019 will be a lively and eventful evening for locals and expats alike. The gathering will serve as a platform for guests to communicate with executives from international companies, as well as other prominent members of the French and Chinese communities. Exquisite French cuisine and Chinese dim sum will be in abundance throughout the evening and, of course, a selection of French wines to pair. Between the food and drinks, the ambiance and live music performed all night long, everyone is sure to feel ‘the love of the French’ throughout the event. You may even feel like you’re in France for a few hours. 

Sun Jul 14, 6pm-midnight; RMB280 members, RMB380 nonmembers, table price: members: RMB4,000, non-members: RMB6,000.  Congee City. See event listingScan QR code on the flyer to register.

Sun, Jul 14: Ukebox 

ukebox.jpgImage via Damai 

British ukulele quintet Ukebox started off their career at open mic nights and bars in Liverpool, before building up a reputation for their tight vocal harmonies and special renditions of famous songs. Touring the world this year with original music, as well as covers of popular songs such as ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off  You’ and ‘Hotel California,’ Ukebox are slated to perform at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall this week. 

Sun Jul 14, 7.30pm; RMB100-380. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. See event listing. Tickets

Ongoing: Happy Hour at Roof Top Bar 

Image courtesy of LN Hotel Five, Guangzhou

Choose from a wide selection of dim sum and crispy tacos and pair them up with two glasses of house wine or a cocktail at the happy hour at LN Hotel Five’s Roof Top Bar. Set against the backdrop of the the Pearl River night view, it is an ideal place to spend a laid-back evening. A live band performs every night from 7pm till late. 

Daily ongoing, 5.30-8.30pm; RMB198. Roof Top Bar. See event listing

Until Aug 25: The Route of the Sea 

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This exhibition showcases over 400 select articles among approximately 140,000 relics discovered in Nanhai One, a Chinese merchant ship that sunk off the coast of southern China more than one millennium ago during the Song dynasty. Visit the Guangdong Museum to relish the craftwork, shipbuilding skills and navigation technology of the ancient Chinese period. 

Tue-Sun until Aug 25, 9am-5pm; free. Guangdong Museum. See event listing

Ongoing: Nathan Road – Just Hang Out, Breathe, Till I Die 

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From June 21 to September 1, Nathan Road – Just Hang Out, Breathe, Till I Die, a solo exhibition by Chinese artist Nathan Zhou, is on display at both art and public spaces of K11 Art Mall. The exhibition showcases graffiti-like murals and installations, which are made vivid by the addition of music and games, offering a carnival of fun for restless urban dwellers. Visitors are also encouraged to participate in the creation of a large art installation that will be showcased in the mall. Scan the QR code below to purchase tickets.


Daily ongoing, all day; RMB50. K11 Art Mall. See event listing

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[Cover image via, LN Hotel Five, Guangzhou, Showstart, Damai]

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