The 9 Best Things to Do This Week in Guangzhou

By That's Guangzhou, September 16, 2019

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

Mon, Sept 16: Bahamas Benefit Concert 

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A benefit concert is taking place at Brasston this week to help raise funds to rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Join an amazing lineup of artists and performers on Monday night and show your support. 

Mon Sept 16, 8-11pm; RMB68 one person, RMB98 per couple. Brasston. See event listing

Wed, Sept 18: Jing-A Tap Takeover at Bravo 


Craft beer lovers, make sure to stop by Bravo on Wednesday evening for a tap takeover hosted by the founders of Jing-A and get a taste of eight fresh brews straight from the capital. Join in on a blind tasting challenge to sample the Tuhao Gold Pilsner, Airpocalypse Double IPA, Worker’s Pale Ale, Death by Passionfruit, Mandarin Wheat, Yanbingbing, Watermelon Xanadu and Black Velvet Vanilla Stout. Guess the beer correctly and you can collect a prize – 150 millimeters of free beer! A special burger and beer combo will also be on offer. 

Wed Sept 18, 7pm. Bravo. See event listing

Wed, Sept 18: Dúa de Pel 

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Spanish musical duo Dúa de Pel are known for their versatility and ability to seamlessly combine music styles from different eras. The pair’s body of work boasts a matchless sound and has graced audiences around the globe. During their China tour, Dúa de Pel will be accompanied by chamber music ensemble Lavanda Pel, who will jazz up the performance. 

Wed Sept 18, 8pm; RMB150. Mao Livehouse. See event listing. Tickets.  

Fri, Sept 20: Greyson Chance 

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Greyson Chance is an American singer whose cover of Lady Gaga’s ‘Paparazzi’ went viral at the age of 13. Now 22 years old, his sound leans toward nuanced indie rock and alternative electronic pop. In March of this year, he released his second full-length studio album, Portraits, which takes a sleek, synth-pop journey through Chance’s previous relationships while exploring themes of heartbreak and loneliness throughout the record’s 12 tracks. 

Fri Sept 20, 8pm; RMB480 presale, RMB520 at the door. T:union. See event listing. Tickets

Fri, Sept 20: Future Rising Presents: Lexie Liu and Adrian Yu

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For the past three years, W Hotels Worldwide and Mixcloud have brought music event Future Rising to 14 cities worldwide, creating unique experiences that empower and celebrate new talents in music and design from around the world. Future Rising will kick off in Guangzhou with Chinese singer, rapper and songwriter Lexie Liu, who is eulogized as “the voice of the next Chinese generation,” together with Adrian Yu, an interdisciplinary visual artist known for his explorations of Asian-American identity through music, film and technology. They will collaborate on a unique audio-visual show premiering for the first time at W Guangzhou.  

Fri Sept 20, 8pm; free admission. Fei. See event listing. RSVP here

Fri, Sept 20: Casual Language Mix Meet-up

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Language Mix is about more than just practicing languages, it’s also about meeting people from across China and the rest of the world. So, forget the textbooks and lectures and just talk! How it works is simple: Find the registration table when you enter, plaster yourself with flag stickers to represent your native language and the languages you want to learn, get a drink of your choice and join a group. 

Fri Sept 20, 7.30pm. The Paddy Field. See event listing

Fri-Sun, Sept 20-22: Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake  

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There’s no shortage of innovation in the world of ballet, as demonstrated by English choreographer Matthew Bourne’s contemporary version of Swan Lake, which replaces the female corps de ballet with a male ensemble. This tradition-challenging version of the classic has garnered 30 international theater awards including an Oliver and three Tonys. And now it’s your chance, ballet lovers, to be immersed in this convention-shattering Swan Lake

Fri-Sun Sept 20-22, 2.30pm, 7.30pm; RMB180-880. Guangzhou Opera House. See event listing. Tickets

Sat, Sept 21: The Real Group A Cappella 

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Singing in both English and Swedish, The Real Group perform remarkable jazz, pop and folk songs. Boasting a history that spans over three decades, the Swedish ensemble have performed at major events such as the World Cup and the birthday of Queen Silvia of Sweden. This week at Xinghai Concert Hall, they will bring a selection of their most popular songs. 

Sat Sept 21, 8pm; RMB380/480. Xinghai Concert Hall. See event listing. Tickets

Sat, Sept 21: InterNations Guangzhou After Sunset Party: A Rendevous in Paris 

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Bonjour! Join a rendezvous with the InterNations community this week at beautiful 8, Faubourg Bar and Terrace, which is located on the eighth floor of Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich. With a sensational bar and a flowery garden, this French-style venue is the perfect place to enjoy an evening. There will be three hours of free-flow drinks and a selection of canapes. Scan the QR code on the flyer in the event listing to sign up and can get a discount. 

Sat Sept 21, 8pm; RMB240. 8, Faubourg Bar and Terrace. See event listing.  

For more things to do in Guangzhou, check out our Events Section.

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[Cover image via 247 Tickets (1,2), Damai, The Real Group’s website]

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