The 5 Best Things to Do This Week in Guangzhou

By That's Guangzhou, January 20, 2020

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

Tue, Jan 21: Guangzhou Loong-Lions Vs. Shenzhen Leopards

Screen-Shot-2020-01-20-at-1.04.01-PM.pngImage via 龙狮篮球俱乐部/WeChat

Guangzhou Loong-Lions look set to take on their provincial foe, the Shenzhen Leopards this week. Basketball lovers, come and cheer for the home team at Tianhe Sports Center this Tuesday.

Tue Jan 21, 7.35pm; RMB180-880. Tianhe Sports Center. See event listing. Tickets

Tue-Sat, Ongoing: Dreams of Eden  

dreams-of-eden.jpgImage via Joseph Kilbansky’s website

As part of his Asia tour, artist Joseph Klibansky is staging a solo exhibition at K11, featuring installations, paintings and sculptures that brim with blue-sky thinking. Klibansky’s artworks are evidently post-conceptual, characterized by intense visual impact and commentary on social affairs. The exhibit is divided into three distinct sections. 

Tue-Sat until Mar 31, 10am-9.30pm; RMB80 one person, RMB130 two people. chi K11 Art Space. See event listing

Tue-Sun, Ongoing: Canton Enamel Special Exhibition 

Canton-Enamel-Special-Exhibition.jpgImage via Guangdong Museum

Canton-made enamelware were once among the creme de le creme of its kind during the Qing dynasty, treated as tributes to the Qing emperors. They were also deemed as high-quality exports to the West. In this exhibition, a total of 120 delicate enamelware items are showcased, along with captions that explain its history. 

Tue-Sun until Mar 19, 9am-5pm; free admission. Guangdong Museum. See event listing

Wed-Sat, Jan 22-25: Yuexiu Flower Market 

flower-market.jpgImage via Bendibao

Having flourished in Guangzhou for more than a century, the Yuexiu District Flower Market is believed to be the longest running fair of its kind in the city. This year’s event will host a total of 163 stalls selling not only flowers but also snacks and decorations, among other festive items. 

Wed-Sat Jan 22-25, 8-2am; free admission. Xihu Lu and Jiaoyu Lu in Yuexiu District (Exit D, Gongyuanqian Metro Station)

Fri, Jan 24: Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner at Four Seasons

Chinese-New-Year-s-Eve-Dinner.jpgImage via Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou

Dinner on Spring Festival Eve is without a doubt the most important meal of the year for Chinese families. Dine at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou’s banquet hall on this special occasion, and be treated to an array of fun activities and amazing edibles. The luxury hotel is preparing a Cantonese-themed dinner featuring a suckling pig platter, roasted chicken, lobster braised with cheese and various other festive eats. The dinner will be accompanied by a traditional lion dance, Chinese calligraphy, paper cutting and photo shoots in Peking Opera costumes, among other activities. There will also be a lucky draw, with prizes including hotel stays at different Four Seasons establishments across China. 

Fri Jan 24, 6pm; RMB 6,688 plus 10% service charge for a table of 8-10. Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou. See event listing

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

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[Cover image via Pixabay, 龙狮篮球俱乐部/WeChat, Joseph Kilbansky’s website, Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou] 

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