What's On in Suzhou: September 2018

By That's, September 3, 2018

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That's Suzhou picks the best things to do in the city each month.

Sep 6: Student Afterwork Party

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Hemingway and BottlesXO teaming up to deliver a party for students (and students at heart)! Enjoy drink deals all night long and live music from DJ Korama. From 7-10pm, they'll be serving up glasses of BottlesXO French wine for just RMB25, and bottles for RMB95. Daquiris will be available all night long for just RMB40.

Thu Sep 6, 7pm-late. Hemingway Lounge & Terrace, see event listing.

Sep 8-14: LockeStocke

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To celebrate its birthday, Locke Pub is holding a week of events supporting local artists. This year, they'll be putting on more than 10 events, including music, arts, dance, films, theater and more. Click here for the full lineup.

Sat-Fri, Sep 8-14. Locke Pub, see event listing.

Sep 9: C_Life Advanced Toastmasters Club

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Looking to overcome your fear of public speaking? Come and join C_Life Advanced Toastmasters Club at their anniversary event on September 9 a fun afternoon of learning. You can learn how to improve your public speaking skills through team building games, networking and competition. Tickets are RMB60 and can be secured by scanning the QR code on the flyer above.

Sun Sep 9, 3-6pm, RMB60 per ticket. Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University (XJTLU), see event listing.

Sep 13: All-You-Can-Eat Cheese Party

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Join Bottles XO for an all-you-can-eat cheese party on Thursday, September 13. They've partnered with Cheese Republic and Hemingway Lounge & Terrace to bring you a night of affordable indulgence. They'll be serving up a spread of cheeses, including brie, reblochon, comté and many, many more. Entry is just RMB178, which gets you access to as much cheese as you like. BottlesXO app users will also get a free glass of wine. To pre-pay and reserve your spot, long-press or scan the QR on the poster above. But hurry, because there are only 70 spots available!

Thu Sep 13, 7-9.30pm, RMB178. Hemingway Lounge & Terrace, see event listing.

Sep 15-16: Concrete & Grass

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Known for emerging acts and a wide range of music, expect to hear everything from city-folk to bubblegum trap at the fourth edition of this Shanghai-born festival. Theyíve even got a whole separate lineup for kids, making it a family-friendly event.

Sat-Sun Sep 15-16, 11.30am-11pm, RMB360 single-day, RMB600 two-day. Shanghai Rugby Football Club, see event listingbuy tickets.

Sep 15: Suzhou White Party 2018

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Get ready Suzhou... the 3rd Annual Suzhou White Party is headed back to town. On September 15, you will be transported to a secret outdoor white wonderland. Once you arrive to the top secret location, you can enjoy a lavish buffet, live entertainment and free flow craft beer, boutique wines and soft drinks. 

The mysterious party will take place on the evening of September 15. Partygoers will gather at the meeting point (Mammamia by Jinji Lake) between 4.30-4.50pm where they will quickly be whisked away to a secret venue. Don't worry, it's no more than 30 minutes away. After the party, buses will drop you off at Hemingway for an after party. 

The White Party is always a fun time, so get your tickets now. This probably goes without saying, but white party attire is required.

Sat Sep 15, 4.30pm-late, RMB950 (Sep 1-14). Mammamia, see event listing

Sep 18-20: All-You-Can-Eat Mussels at Hemingway

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This fall, Hemingway is bringing sea delicacies to Suzhou with an all-you-can-eat mussels deal! RMB138 gets you unlimited mussels from September 18 to 20, as well as fries or bread for your to enjoy with your meal. You can choose between two of the chef's sauces: wine & garlic or cream & bacon.

Tue-Thu, Sep 18-20, 7pm-late, RMB138 per person. Hemingway Lounge & Terrace, see event listing.

Sep 19-22: DUSA Oktoberfest

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Come and join the 2018 DUSA Oktoberfest at the Kempinski Hotel Suzhou. Authentic German food and fresh house-brewed Paulaner beer will be served in a typical Oktoberfest tent, while entertainment will be provided by live band Iggy Stone & Alpenrocker, who are flying all the way in from Germany. Each ticket includes Bavarian buffet dinner, free-flow soft drinks, juice, two glasses of 0.5L Oktoberfest beer and a takeaway beer mug. For reservations, please call 6289 7888 ext. 75622.

Wed-Sat, Sep 19-22, 6pm-late, RMB318-368. Kempinski Hotel Suzhou, see event listing.

Sep 20: GGI Oktoberfest

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Ladies, prepare your lederhosen as Girl Gone International (GGI) gets ready to go to Oktoberfest at the Kempinski Hotel Suzhou! Enjoy a classic Bavarian dinner buffet, free flow soft drinks, two German beers, a shot of Kleiner Feigling, live music, a free beer mug and a German Lebkuchen heart with GGI print. Registration is available until September 14 on Meetup.

Wed-Sat, Sep 19-22, 6pm-late, RMB318-368. Kempinski Hotel Suzhou, see event listing.

Sep 21: Ballet Flamenco Jesus Carmona: Impetus


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Praised by The New York Times as "a representative of a new wave in Spanish dance," the multi-award winning dancer's acclaimed third production has been seen by audiences around Europe and North America. As the only stop in mainland China for the Asia leg of the tour, this is a great opportunity to catch this incredible act. 

Fri Sep 21, 7.30pm; RMB100-RMB880. Suzhou Culture & Arts Center, see event listing

Sep 21: InterNations September Event

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Join InterNations' longstanding monthly networking event Wu Manor and meet fellow expats in the city over a few glasses of their house-made wine 'Sangrada Madera' and gorgeous views of the city's famous water canals near Shangtang Jie. There's even an afterparty at Hemingway for those who want to party all night long long. 

Fri Sep 21, 7.30pm; RMB130-RMB200. Wu Manor, see event listing

Sep 21-22: CHina CHat

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CHina CHat is a two-day event dedicated to WeChat and online digital marketing in the Chinese market. Run by WalktheChat and China Channel, they'll hold morning workshops, sell social products and host panel discussions during the event. Don't miss out on the after-party for networking and drinks.

Sep 21-22, 2pm, from RMB488. The Place, see event listingbuy tickets.

Sep 23: Vienna Boys Choir Concert


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First established in 1498, generations of the world renowned Vienna Boys Choir have been perfoming the masterpieces of some of Austria's best musicians like Mozart, Haydn and Schubert all around the world. Consisting of young boys between the ages of 9 and 14, they'll use their beautiful voices to serenade fans in Suzhou on Sunday 23rd September. 

Sun Sep 23, 7.30pm; RMB100-RMB680. Suzhou Culture & Arts Center, see event listing

All Month Long: Zhong Jinde's Wood Carving Art Exhibition


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Born in the old town of Guanfu in Suzhou, Zhong Jinde follows the path of many famous wood-carving artisans from the area that came before him and has been honing his craft for more than 40 years. This exhibition features works that showcases his wide range of techniques, including the pieces 'Ode to Tea' and 'Holiness,' which will be donated to the Suzhou Museum as part of its collection.

Daily through October 10. Suzhou Museum, see event listing.

All Month Long: Paralellisms Exhibition by Le Junzhou

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This solo exhibition fo calligrapher Lu Junzhou combines his longstanding love for the craft and places an emphasis on the release of emotion, rhythm and the expression of individuality.

Daily through October 21, 2018. Suzhou Museum, see event listing.

All Month Long: Morton's Power Hour

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Get ready for the summer with one of the best power hours in town! Available every day from 5-7pm.

Daily, 5-7pm. Morton's Grille Suzhou, see event listing.

Mondays: Happy Hour Mondays at Hemingway

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Starting in September, Hemingway Lounge & Terrace will be open on Mondays and closed on Sundays. Enjoy food and drink specials every Monday, including a Happy Hour deals all night long starting from 7pm. You'll also be able to try items from their new dinner menu.

Every week, Mondays, 7pm-late. Hemingway Lounge & Terrace, see event listing.

Tuesdays: Burger Tuesday


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Want a meal that will stick to your ribs? Buy a Texas Burger or Classic Beef Burger and get one Stellar draft beer for free at TBoat. Tuesdays just got a whole lot better. 

Every week, RMB38. TBoat, see event listing

Tuesdays: RMB20 Tacos at El Luchador

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Taco Tuesday! Every Tuesday, El Luchador serves up RMB20 tacos from 6pm onwards to make the world a better place. Choose from an array of selected tacos and dig in!

Every week, Tuesdays, 6pm onwards. El Luchador Tacos & Tequila, see event listing.

Tuesdays: Camel Pub Quiz

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Every Tuesday, James Brown, the Hardest Working Man in Show Quizness, challenges with 10 rounds testing a wide variety of subjects ranging from general knowledge, film and current affairs questions. A total of RMB800 in Camel vouchers are up for grabs, plus plenty of shots to keep the atmosphere lively and competitive.

Every week, Tuesdays, 8pm-late. The Camel Sports Bar Suzhou, see event listing.

Tuesdays: Mojito Tuesdays at Hemingway

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Enjoy freshly prepared mojitos every Tuesday at Hemingway. Starting from 7pm, mojitos will be just RMB40. Don't miss out on this awesome drink deal!

Every week, Tuesdays, 7pm-late. Hemingway Lounge & Terrace, see event listing.

Tuesdays: Top Shelf Tuesdays at Pulp Fiction

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Every Tuesday, enjoy top shelf drinks at rock bottom prices from Pulp Fiction! There will be deals on a wide range of spirits, including Hendrick's, Grey Goose, Glenfiddich and more. Starting from 9pm, you'll also be able to join in on an amateur pool tournament for the chance to win RMB400 prize vouchers. Happy hour specials will be available for all participants.

Every week, Tuesdays. Pulp Fiction, see event listing.

Wednesdays: Name That Tune Bingo at Pulp Fiction

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Head over to Pulp Fiction every Wednesday for Name That Tune Bingo. Test your song knowledge during four rounds of musical fun and enjoy buy-one-get-one deals on selected cocktails. There's also RMB50 dining deals, including a jumbo hotdog + chips + Carlsberg pint combo from 7-10pm and kebabs from 10pm to midnight.

Wednesdays, 9pm-late. Pulp Fiction, see event listing.

Wednesdays: RMB50 Burritos at El Luchador

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Wednesdays just got a whole lot better. From 6pm onwards, get burritos for RMB50 each at El Luchador. Add RMB15, and you'll get a refreshing Corona or a delicious frozen margarita. Don't miss this deal available every Wednesday.

Every week, Wednesdays, 6pm onwards. El Luchador Tacos & Tequila, see event listing.

Wednesdays: Piña Colada Wednesdays at Hemingway

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Each Wednesday, enjoy piña coladas for RMB40 a glass at Hemingway. Dance along to Latino beats while enjoying a delicious mix of Havana Rum, pineapple and coconut juice. 

Every week, Wednesdays, 7pm onwards. Hemingway Lounge & Terrace, see event listing.

Wednesdays: Sabor Latino - Salsa Wednesday

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This fall, Hemingway and Love2Salsa are bringing you back to the dancefloor. Join them every Wednesday from 9pm for an evening of salsa, kizomba and bachata! There will also be one free salsa class. Plenty of drink and food specials will also be available, as well as deals for students.

Every week, Wednesdays, 9pm onwards. Hemingway Lounge & Terrace, see event listing.

Thursdays: El Luchador Ladies Night

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It's Ladies Night every Thursday at El Luchador! There will be free margaritas for all senoritas, plus Latin and salsa tunes to keep you moving. Plus, enjoy Happy Hour deals all night long starting from 7pm.

Every week, Thursdays. El Luchador, see event listing.

Thursdays: Daiquiri Thursdays at Hemingway

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Head over to Hemingway every Thursday for a special deal on Daiquiri cocktails. Enjoy RMB40 Daiquiris from 7pm to late as you get ready for the weekend.

Every week, Thursdays, 7pm onwards. Hemingway Lounge & Terrace, see event listing.

Thursdays: Student Party at Pulp Fiction

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Pulp Fiction presents its weekly Student Party every Thursday. Students can enjoy RMB20 drink specials all night long starting from 9pm while dancing along to pop, Latin, hip hop, trap, reggaeton and other hot beats. And don't miss out on the beer pong tournament!

Every week, Thursdays, 9pm-late. Pulp Fiction, see event listing.

Fridays: Taco Friday


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If you're looking for a taco fix, TBoat is serving chicken, fish and beef tacos every Friday for only RMB35. If you wanna get a little boozy you can get a Corona and three tacos of your choice for RMB120.

Weekly, RMB35-120. TBoat, see event listing.

Fridays & Saturdays: Live Music at Morton's Grille


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Morton's Grille has an excellent lineup of bands playing every Friday and Saturday night. Think jazz, blues, Latin and the best of classic rock. As always they'll serve up their signature classic dishes and hand-crafted cocktails.

Every week, 7pm-late. Morton's Grille Suzhou, see event listing

Weekends: Auténtico Mexicano Weekend Brunch

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Brunch with a punch... of flavor! Come for El Luchador's brunch of champions every weekend, where they'll be serving authentic Mexican food. For only RMB138, you can get free flow Coronas, sangria and house frozen margaritas from 11am-3pm. Enjoy Latin Vibes throughout the day with Bachata, Bossa Nova and Latin Jazz music.

Every week, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-3pm, RMB138 free flow. El Luchador Tacos & Tequila, see event listing.


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