That's Suzhou picks the best things to do in the city each week.
Oct 18-Nov 30: Finding Joy
When children sit down to create, they aren’t concerned about the end product. They make choices based purely on what they like and how they feel. Even as adults, art can create this same carefree kind of space. There are no boundaries of right and wrong, good or bad. You are free to simply do whatever you like. This show is a manifestation of that process, so feel free to lean into your feelings.
Daily: Morton's Power Hour
Get ready for the fall with one of the best power hours in town! Available every day from 5-7pm.
Daily: WOOBAR Afternoon Tea
Head over to WOOBAR every day to enjoy a special afternoon tea! Standard sets are RMB288 net, while sets including cocktails and bubbles are priced at RMB458 net.
Mondays: Morning Coffee
Join the Expatriate Association of Suzhou every Monday morning for coffee. Enjoy great conversation and learn everything you need to know about Suzhou. It's a great opportunity to socialize and, of course, to get that all-important morning coffee fix.
Mondays: Craft Club
Interested in arts and crafts? Join the Expatriate Association of Suzhou’s Monday Craft Club to get in touch with your creative side as you socialize and make new friends.
Tuesdays: Weekly Game of Mahjong
Interested in mahjong? Join the Expatriate Association of Suzhou every Tuesday to learn how to play this classic Chinese game. All skill levels welcome!
Tuesdays: The Camel Pub Quiz
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. Camel vouchers are up for grabs, plus plenty of shots to keep the atmosphere lively and competitive.
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
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.
Thursdays: Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic
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: Acoustic Night
Calling all acoustic music lovers! Head over to Feeling Bar 188 every Thursday evening for a night of 'Purely Acoustic.' Ranging from folk, country, pop, rock to Latin and everything in between. There is music for everyone's taste. Don't miss it!
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.
Fridays: Amigos Tex-Mex BBQ Buffet
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: El Social
Live it up every Friday night at El Toro Loco! Party with El Toro's resident DJ, DJ Nao. From 8-10.30pm, enjoy free flow wines, cava, beer, cocktails and tapas for only RMB248. From 10.30pm-midnight, the party continues (only without the tapas) for RMB158.
Fridays & Saturdays: DJ Gin at WOOBAR
Say hello to the weekend by jamming to house, nu-disco, deep house, funk, bass, pop and more with WOOBAR's DJ Gin every Friday and Saturday night.
Events worth traveling to Shanghai for:
Until January 5: Bob Dylan's 'Retrospectrum'
Bob Dylan is well known as one of the world’s most influential and groundbreaking musicians. But did you know he has a long history as an extremely talented visual artist? The first retrospective exhibition of Bob Dylan’s visual artworks – Retrospectrum – debuted at the Modern Art Museum (MAM) in Shanghai on September 28 and will run through January 5. Spanning five decades of the artist’s career, and seven series of works, Retrospectrum will mark the artist’s most comprehensive art exhibition to date, enabling visitors to experience Dylan’s artwork in a uniquely immersive and interactive environment.
Calling all barbecue fans in Shanghai! Bubba’s 7th Annual Barbecue Cook-Off is right around the corner. Head on over to Sam’s Club Qingpu on October 19 to celebrate all things meat. Some of Shanghai’s top barbecue chefs will go head to head for top honors across a number of barbecue categories: Best Sausage, Best Chicken, Best Pork Ribs, Best Beef and Best Pulled/Chopped Meat.
Oct 19: MasquerArt
Feeling fancy this spooky season? Forgo your favorite dead presidents mask in favor of something a little more elegant this October. MasquerArt is back for its second year, taking place on October 19 at Fun Bar. What is MasquerArt? It may well be the sum of all your fantastical ideas formulated by the intoxicating worlds of F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Count of Monte Cristo and The National in their High Violet era. Combining great food, live painting by artists Bonnie Guo and Alina Levyz, masks, music by DJ ALEPA¥ and dancers, MasquerArt aims to bring together curious, philosophical and creative minds.
Oct 20-21: Carly Rae Jepsen
We really, really, really, really, really, really like Carly Rae Jepsen and we are delighted to announce that tickets to her shows in Shanghai are now on sale over on our thMart platform. The singer, who is best-known for tracks like ‘Call Me Maybe’ and ‘I Really Like You’, will be playing for two nights at Bandai Namco Shanghai Base on October 20 and 21. Earlier this year, the Canadian singer came back with her first album in four years. Critically acclaimed upon release, Dedicated features 13 tracks and was inspired by everything from ’70s disco to the calm Swedish countryside. With Grammy nominations, No. 1 hits and Zeitgeist-defining songs in the bag, we’re sure these tickets will fly off the shelves, so make sure you pick yours up fast!
Ongoing: Peppa Pig World of Play
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You can now purchase tickets to the popular Peppa Pig World of Play by clicking right here! Boasting 10 play areas, each referencing a specific scene or location in the Peppa Pig TV series, this indoor theme park is great for Peppa fans young and old. Preschool-aged children will especially enjoy the chance to immerse in the world of Peppa Pig, and embark on exhilarating adventures with the adorable piglet and her family.
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