The 10 Best Things to Do This Week in Guangzhou

By That's Guangzhou, August 5, 2019

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

Mon, Aug 5: Dancing Lion 

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Chronicling the story of the Cantonese people’s struggle against foreign forces invading Canton during the first Opium War, Dancing Lion tells a story of broken families, separated lovers and unyielding courage. The creation of this award-winning dance drama took five years, but the result is an uncompromising work that will amaze audiences. 

Mon Aug 5, 7.30pm; RMB180-680. Guangzhou Opera House. See event listing. Tickets.

Wed, Aug 7: Tango Night at 8, Faubourg Bar and Terrace

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Weekdays can be gruelling. With tight deadlines, overtime and other tasks weighing you down, sometimes you’ve just got to break free. And we can think of no better way to take a load off then by dancing the night away this Wednesday at 8, Faubourg Bar and Terrace. That’s right, on August 7 you won’t want to miss ‘Tango Night,’ an evening full of dancing, boozy challenges and awesome prizes! For only RMB99, attendees will receive a welcome drink and enjoy 30% off select refreshing beers for the entire night.

Click here or scan the QR code below to purchase tickets. 


Wed Aug 7, 8pm-midnight; RMB99. 8, Faubourg Bar and Terrace. See event listing

Wed, Aug 7: Celebrate Love at Langham Place, Guangzhou 

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This Qixi Festival (also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day) enjoy some quality time with your significant other in a romantic setting at the Langham Place, Guangzhou. This year’s Michelin Plate-winning restaurant Ming Court is offering guests a six-course menu featuring innovative delicacies paired with two glasses of sparkling wine. Two Italian chefs – Alfresco’s Head Chef Andrea and Executive Pastry Chef Francesco from The Langham, Shenzhen – will team up to bring you an authentic Italian dining experience at Alfresco. Also, a signature 60-minute massage for couples is on offer at one of Chuan Spa’s luxurious couple treatment rooms. Call 8916 3388 for more information. 

Wed Aug 7, various times and prices. Langham Place, Guangzhou. See event listing

Wed, Aug 7: Chinese Valentine’s Day Set Dinner at G Restaurant

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What’s the best way to celebrate love? Food lovers would say a romantic dinner. If you agree, come to G Restaurant this Chinese Valentine’s Day for a lip-smacking meal tailor-made for this special occasion by the restaurant’s executive chef. Call 8396 1234 ext. 3423 to place your reservation. 

Wed Aug 7; RMB999 plus 15%. G Restaurant. See event listing.  

Wed, Aug 7: More Than Love Concert 

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On Chinese Valentine’s Day, a concert will be staged for lovey-dovey couples at Xinghai Concert Hall, featuring a moving medley of movie scores like ‘Yesterday Once More,’ classics such as The Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’ as well as some of MJ’s hit songs. These will all be performed by instrumental band Music Fan Classical, who boasts a contemporary classical style. 

Wed Aug 7, 8pm; RMB199-720. Xinghai Concert Hall. See event listing. Tickets

Thu-Sun, Aug 8-12: Matilda the Musical 

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Winner of seven Oliver Awards and five Tony Awards, Matilda the Musical is simply sensational. It was adapted from the namesake book by popular children’s literature author Roald Dahl, who also wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. With music and lyrics by musical genius Tim Minchin, Matilda is as entertaining as its story is captivating. 

Thu-Sun Aug 8-11, 2.30pm/7.30pm; RMB180-1,080. Guangzhou Opera House. See event listing. Tickets

Sat, Aug 10: InterNations Mediterranean Summer Bash 

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InterNations invites you to its Mediterranean Summer Bash this Saturday at WF Lounge, where a four-hour Mediterranean buffet coupled with soft drinks and wines is being served. Scan the QR code on the poster in the event listing to sign up. Should you miss the sign-up deadline, worry not, for you can still join the event. Do feel free to bring your friends too! 

Sat Aug 10, 7-11pm; RMB240 at the door. WF Lounge. See event listing

Sat, Aug 10: A Concert Prone to Cancellation 

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Concerts get cancelled from time to time, it’s just the way it is. Bands know it, organizers know it and fans certainly know it (thanks a lot, Celine Dion). Four rockin’ bands – Pictured Resort, Teenage Riot, Yourboyfriendsucks! and Cheesemind – are set to play at T:union this Saturday. However, the organizers have flat out stated that this concert is prone to cancellation. While this would make for an absolute blast of a show, we must warn you – don’t get your hopes up.

Sat Aug 10, 8.30pm; RMB160 presale, RMB200 full price. T:union. See event listing. Tickets

Sat, Aug 10: Rythmo! by Samajam 

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Created with the little ones in mind, Rythmo! is a highly interactive musical performance. Each child and parent will receive drumsticks, whirly tubes or an African djembe drum, and will be led by talented musicians to create something extraordinary. Here’s an amazing fact: Roughly 6,000 kids participated in one of the group’s previous shows. So bring the family and have yourselves a hell of a time. 

Sat Aug 10, 10.30am/3.30pm; RMB180-380. Guangdong Arts Theater. See event listing. Tickets

Sun, Aug 11: Swan Lake by Russian State Ballet 

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Over the last 20 years, the Russian State Ballet Theater has remained one of the leading ballet companies in Russia, enjoying international acclaim. Its repertoire includes masterpieces of classical ballets as well as some of the world’s finest examples of modern choreography. With its elaborate costumes, vivid set and breathtaking choreography, Swan Lake promises audiences a world-class performance.

Sun Aug 11, 3pm, 7.30pm; RMB180-480. Guangdong Arts Theater. See event listing. Tickets

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[Cover image via Guangzhou Opera House, 247 Tickets (1,2), Pexels]

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