What's On in Suzhou: July 2019

By That's Suzhou, July 2, 2019

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

July 4: 4th of July BBQ Party 

Hey Americans! Celebrate the 4th in true American style at The Butcher's Hook's 4th of July BBQ party. If it rains, there will still be a BBQ inside. There will also be free flow drink options for those who want to go big. 

Thurs July 4, 6-9pm; RMB 98-148. The Butcher's Hook, see event listing.

July 12: Night of Argentine Tango

Not only can you enjoy a dazzling Argentine tango preformance but there will be free tango lessons with Gabriel Glagovskya, a champion teacher from Argentina. 

Fri July 12, 7-8pm; RMB50. For more information, click here.

Through July 31: Suzhou Arts Collective Exhibition: The First Spark

This summer, Suzhou Arts Collective will be hosting a month-long exhibition for 6-year-old Jessica's artwork at an art gallery. The gallery owners, Jeff and Bethany are so excited to help promote this up and coming young artist since part of the gallery's aim is to provide opportunities for emerging artists to display their artwork, thereby helping them develop their potential.

Through July 31, 3pm-9pm; Free entry. See event listing

Wednesdays: Ladies Night 

Calling all Ladies! Wednesday night is all about you. Head over to Gastro Lounge 1/2 Azucar for fine Italian Prossecco and French artisanal ice cream. But the best part is that you can enjoy 50% off on a range of fancy cocktails. There will also be a DJ on site and beats for you to groove to.  

Wednesdays, 8pm-1am. Gastro Lounge 1/2 Azucar, see event listing

Wednesdays & Saturdays: Sunset Vibe at WOOBAR

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Enjoy some chill time with live tunes at Sunset Vibe at WOOBAR (W Suzhou) every Wednesday and Saturday night. There will also be 2-for-1 on select cocktails and red, white and bubbles.  

Wednesdays and Saturdays, 6.30pm-8.30pmWOOBAR. W Suzhou, see event listing

Thursdays: Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic

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Looking for a laugh? Well, you're in luck because Suzhou Comedy Club is hosting a weekly Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic event every Thursday from 8-9pm. And it's free so there's no excuse not to go!

Thursdays, 8-9pm; free entry. Zhangmen Craft Brewery, see event listing. 

Thursdays: Tattoo Taco Thursdays

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It's Taco Thursdays! And if you show off your tattoo you can enjoy a 35% discount of tacos originally priced at RMB358 per adult/half-priced for children between 3-12 years old. Plus there will be hip-hop from a live DJ. 

Thursdays. The Kitchen Table, W Suzhou, see event listing

Fridays: Amigos Tex-Mex BBQ Buffet

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Amigos Tex-Mex has a new all-you-can-eat BBQ at RMB148 per person (RMB98 for kids) happening every Friday evening. Expect to dig into some beef brisket, pulled pork, smoked ribs and much more! Plus, there will also be free flow options available. Reservations are recommended. 

Fridays, 6-9pm; RMB148 (RMB98 for kids). Amigos Tex-Mex, see event listing.

Fridays: Jinji Lake Music Fountain

After a two-month hiatus, Suzhou's famous Jinji Lake Music Fountain is back in action. Located in the city's Industrial Park, this gorgeous display combines music and light. It's the perfect activity for the whole family. The show takes place every Friday from 8-8.30pm.  

Fridays, 8pm-8.30pm; Free. Jinji Lake Music Fountain, see event listing

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Through July 14: Dunhuang 1650 Exhibition

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How much do you really know about the cultural and historical city of Dunhuang? Located on the old Silk Road, the ancient city was founded by Emperor Wudi of the Han Dynasty and has a history of nearly 2,000 years. From now until July 17, Powerlong Museum and Dunhuang Academy China are hosting a special interactive exhibition called Dunhuang 1650, which will display 200 selected items from the ancient city. You’ll have the chance to view and learn about the treasures of Dunhuang, including items such as paintings, sculptures, murals, engravings and a volume of the private and official documents that span thousands of years, many of which have never been publicly displayed before.

Until July 14, 10am-6pm; RMB80-320. Powerlong MuseumSee event listingPurchase tickets here

Through July 31: Club Med's International Summer Camp in Anji


Summer is right around the corner which means it's time to start making those summer plans. The 1-week Club Med International Summer Camp in Anji will be held at the gorgeous Anji Club Med Resort on June 30, July 7, July 14 and July 21. There's a reason why the Club Med International Summer Camp has been dubbed 'the best summer camp in China'. Campers will be able to participate in all sorts of indoor and outdoor activities such as kayaking, archery, baseball, rugby, golf, football, volleyball and more. In addition, the camp will educate kids through a variety of courses: technology, drama, sports, programming, STEM, speech, drama and more. Experts will be on site to teach and mentor children. The 1-week Anji camp is RMB11,800 per child. However, customers who buy two tickets (within a single purchase) will be reimbursed  RMB1,500 after the event.

Anji: RMB11,800 per child for one week starting June 30, July 7, July 14 and July 21. Anji Club Med Resort. Reserve your spot by clicking here.

July 5-7 & July 12-14: Peppa Pig Live!

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Calling all Peppa Pig fans... Peppa Pig Live! is heading to Shanghai this summer. The brand new fun-filled show will feature all of your favorite friends as life-size puppets and costumed characters. Join Peppa on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are about to embark on an amazing outdoor adventure. Expect lots of singing, dancing, games and surprises. It's fun for the whole family! 

July 5-7 & July 12-14, times vary; RMB100-500. Shanghai PG Theater, see event listingPurchase tickets here

July 11: Lenka Kripac


Get hyped! Australian singer Lenka Kripac is coming to town! You can now head over to thMart and grab tickets to see Lenka perform at VasLive in Shanghai on July 11. Best known for her songs ‘The Show’ and ‘Everything at Once,’ Lenka’s latest album, 2017’s Attune, was praised by Billboardwith the US music magazine saying that the first single on the album has the “power to heal.” High praise indeed!

July 11, 8pm; RMB280. VasLiveTickets.  

July 11-14: PAW Patrol Live!

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Based on everybody’s favorite animated TV series on Nickelodeon, PAW Patrol Live!, is gearing up for an epic tour around China and it's stopping off right here in Shanghai from July 11-14. PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue brings everybody’s favorite pups to the stage for an action-packed musical adventure. PAW Patrol Live! is not only fun and entertaining, but the show shares lessons about social skills, problem solving and teamwork. The performance features up-tempo music and captivating stories perfect for kids. 

July 11-14, times vary; RMB280-580. Shanghai Culture Square, see event listingPurchase tickets here.

July 20: 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy


Great news for English Premier League fans in China, as Manchester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Newcastle United and West Ham United will contest the 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy in Nanjing and Shanghai. The semi finals take place at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on Wednesday, July 17, with Newcastle taking on Wolves and Man City pitted against West Ham. The teams then head to Shanghai, with the third place playoff and final taking place at Hongkou Football Stadium on Saturday, July 20 at 6pm and 8.30pm respectively. 

2019 Premier League Asia Trophy in Shanghai: Sat, Jul 20 at 6pm and 8.30pm; RMB288-1,580. Hongkou Football StadiumPurchase tickets here.

July 30: Anne-Marie

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British singer Anne-Marie, who catapulted to fame in 2018 after the release of her debut studio album, Speak Your Mind, comes to China this summer to perform for fans at VasLive in Shanghai. Including standout tracks like ‘2002’, ‘Friends’ and ‘Ciao Adios’, Speak Your Mind is a sparkling pop album full of fun and funky tunes that recall Taylor Swift’s 1989. The album earned her four nominations at the 2019 Brit Awards, for awards like British Female Solo Artist and British Album of the Year. Anne-Marie released her first single ‘Do It Right’ in November 2015 and released the single ‘Alarm’ from her debut album in May 2016. She then appeared on ‘Rockabye’ by Clean Bandit with Sean Paul, which was released in October 2016 and spent nine weeks at Number 1.

Jul 30, 8pm; RMB280 presale. VasLiveTickets

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