The 9 Best Things to Do This Week in Guangzhou

By That's Guangzhou, July 15, 2019

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

Mon & Wed, Jul 15 & 17: Give Me Five 

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On the 5th, 15th and 25th of the month as well as on Monday and Wednesday of every week, patrons can choose from a selection of bottled beers, each priced at only RMB5, or enjoy a free flow of house wine at RMB55 per person at LN Hotel Five’s Roof Top Bar. Live music will accompany the nights of your drunken reveling, with a resident band performing a dynamic range of tunes. 

Mon & Wed Jul 15 & 17, 5.30-9.30pm. Roof Top Bar. See event listing

Tue-Wed, Jul 16-17: Kodō, Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble 

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In 1971, a group of Japanese youth escaped the concrete jungle and arrived at Sado, an island in the Sea of Japan. They started studying and practicing the traditional musical art form of taiko drumming, and went on to start Kodō, a professional drumming troupe, 10 years later. Their taiko performances are distinctive, with the rhythm of the drums delivered like a sudden downpour one moment and a babbling brook the next. Check out Kodō live this week, as they bring their stage production Evolution to Guangzhou. 

Tue-Wed Jul 16-17, 7.30pm; RMB180-1,280. Guangzhou Opera House. See event listing. Tickets

Tue-Sun, ongoing: Hustle and Bustle: The Age of Dinosaurs  

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Dinosaur fans, come explore the world of enormous creatures that once roamed over our planet. On the theme of ‘traverse,’ this exhibition takes audiences on a wonderful journey into the dinosaur kingdom by using advanced technology, which makes the presentations a treat for the eyes. Lectures by experts are scheduled throughout the exhibition for those of you who want to dive deeper into the dinosaur realm. The exhibition is free to attend, although an appointment is required. 

Tue-Sun ongoing, 9am-noon/noon-4pm; free. Guangdong Museum. See event listing. Make your appointment here

Sat, Jul 20: Pool Pineapple Party 


Revel in the Pool Pineapple Party hosted at the Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre this weekend. Featuring an impressive lineup of DJs, rappers and hip-hoppers, this pool party is as cool as it is electrifying. Tickets will include access to the pool, a ‘pineapple hat,’ waterproof bag, free flow drinks, various snacks and free entry to the after-party. 

Sat Jul 20, 2-10pm; RMB250 early bird, RMB300 regular. Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre. See event listing

Sat, Jul 20: Milky Moon

Image via Showstart

Milky Moon is a group of romantic and sweet young artists. In keeping with the incurable left-wing naivety of their youth, the band named their 2019 tour ‘Left-Wing Romanticism,’ and their music fits this title perfectly. Milky Moon’s sound possesses both dreamy and pop music qualities. For those seeking feverish, dream-like experiences in a livehouse setting, this is definitely the show for you.

Sat Jul 20, 8.30pm; RMB70 presale, RMB90 full price. SD Livehouse. See event listing. Tickets

Sat, Jul 20: Songs Between Two Land 

PRDEvents511.pngSongs Between Two Land is a jazz quintet comprised of musicians from Italy and China – two faraway lands with radically different cultures and musical styles. Despite the multitude of barriers that exist between them, these five incredibly talented musicians unite here, allowing the audience the opportunity to experience a marvelous clash of musical styles from two exotic cultures. This live show is perfect for those who are seeking laidback vibes. Kick back, enjoy a drink or two and soak up the mellow, toned-down neon lights and sounds of mesmerizing jazz.

Sat Jul 20, 8.30pm; RMB100. JZ Club. See event listing.

Sat, Jul 20: Karaoke Night at Rebel Rebel 

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Sing till you can’t talk anymore at Rebel Rebel’s weekly karaoke night, which happens every Saturday night from 9pm-1am. Hosted by pub game guru Frank, there are songs for everyone (11,000 to be exact) – from classic rock and metal, to pop, Broadway tunes and even Disney classics! Table bookings are essential for those looking to participate and you can reserve your spot by calling 8520 1579.

Sat Jul 20, 9pm-1am; free. Rebel Rebel Cafe & Bar. See event listing

Daily, ongoing: Happy Hours at Gail’s 

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Visit Gail’s during happy hour to enjoy a pint of Tiger beer for RMB25, or try the restaurant’s frozen margaritas for only RMB35 per glass, or house wines for RMB28 per glass.

Daily ongoing, 5-8pm. Gail’s American Cuisine & Bar. See event listing.

Daily until Jul 31: Summer Special Offer at Ming Court 

Minced-shrimp-enrobed-in-giant-grouper---1.jpgImage courtesy of Langham Place, Guangzhou

Inspired by its Michelin-starred sister restaurant, Ming Court is to deliver an unrivaled dining experience for guests. Recently, Ming Court upgraded the menu and launched ‘The Superior Chinese Set Menu,’ featuring delicacies such as abalone, sea cucumber and bird’s nest. The signature dishes that you cannot miss are: minced shrimp enrobed in grouper, which was the ‘silver winner’ at Hong Kong Tourism Board Best of The Best Culinary Awards in 2009, chilled abalone and jellyfish, fried rice and egg, braised sea cucumber and grains with abalone sauce, a deep-fried glutinous rice ball with bird’s nest, salted egg yolk and sesame and the seasonal fresh fruit platter. 

Daily until Jul 31, 11am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm; RMB699. Ming Court. See event listing

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