The 8 Best Things to Do This Week in Guangzhou

By That's Guangzhou, August 19, 2019

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


Tue, Aug 20: Alpha Wolf 

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For those of you who have never heard of Alpha Wolf, listen to the young band’s debut album release Mono, which was met with critical acclaim. The Australian metalcore outfit has a knack for combining the sounds of multiple genres. You’ve got to see it to believe it. 

Tue Aug 20, 8.30pm; RMB120 presale, RMB160 door. SD Livehouse. See event listing. Tickets


Tue-Sun, Until Aug 31: Italy: The Beauty of Knowledge 

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Italy: the Beauty of Knowledge is an exhibition led by the National Research Council along with five Italian science museums based respectively in Naples, Trento, Florence and Milan. Organized by the Consulate General of Italy in Guangzhou and the Guangdong Science Center, Guangzhou will be the only stop in China. This exhibition shows the relationship between scientific research, innovation and quality of life. Exhibits, showcased on five themes – health, environment, space, food and nutrition and cultural heritage, will lend insight into the innovative side of the Mediterranean nation.

Tue-Sun until Aug 31, 9.30am-4.30pm; RMB60. Guangdong Science Center. See event listing


Thu, Aug 22: Trivia Night at Hooley’s 

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Join quizmaster 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

Thu Aug 22, 8.30-10pm; free entry. Hooley’s Irish Pub & Restaurant. See event listing


Thu-Sun, Aug 22-25: Paw Patrol Musical 

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The furry characters from popular American children’s show Paw Patrol are visiting Guangzhou this week for a musical performance aimed at the youngsters in town. Led by an 11-year-old boy, a team of courageous canines inspired by real-life public professions (such as police officers and firefighters) are always ready to save the day. Watching this musical is a great way to teach your little ones about bravery. 

Thu-Sun Aug 22-25, 10.30am/3pm/7.30pm; RMB80-580. Guangzhou Opera House. See event listing. Tickets


Sat, Aug 24: InterNations Afternoon Tea Mixer at Park Hyatt

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The next InterNations event will take place on the 65th floor of the outstanding, five-star Park Hyatt Guangzhou, where you can enjoy a terrific afternoon tea accompanied by a breathtaking view of the Canton Tower and Guangzhou’s CBD. At this event you’ll be rubbing shoulders with InterNations members, savoring exquisite canapés and enjoying a free flow of quality wines and coffee. Scan the QR code on the poster in the event listing to sign up and get a discount. Should you miss the sign-up deadline, you can still join the event. 

Sat Aug 24, 2-5pm; RMB290 door. Living Room. See event listing


Sun, Aug 25: Castle in the Sky Concert

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The classics of Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki come to life this week at the 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.

Sun Aug 25, 8pm; RMB160-380. Xinghai Concert Hall. See event listing. Tickets


Sun, Aug 25: TEDxXiguan 2019 Conference 

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This week, TEDxXiguan is set to return with a new conference themed ‘Action/Intention.’ More than 10 speakers will share their stories of acting on their best intentions. The line-up is a motley crew of professionals from different fields: choreography, photography, food design, astrophysics, architecture, journalism and much more. This year’s conference will see performances by Guangzhou rock band Nouvelle and Swing Canton. A ‘Xiguan booth’ will be set up to offer themed books and interactive experiences to curious participants. Attendees will also be treated to a ‘community lunch’ during the nine-hour event. As with previous years, there will be simultaneous translation provided at the conference. 

Sun Aug 25, 9am-6pm; RMB398. LN Garden Hotel, Guangzhou. See event listing. Tickets


Ongoing: Exquisite Moon Cakes by The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou

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In celebration of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival, The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou is offering an exquisite selection of delicate moon cakes presented in elegantly wrapped blue boxes. Call 3813 6641 for more information. 

Daily ongoing, all day; various prices. The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou. See event listing


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[Cover image via 247 Tickets, Nibariki/IMDb, Nickelodeon Animation Studios/IMDb, Pexels

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