What's On in Tianjin: August 2018

By That's Tianjin, August 6, 2018

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

Aug 11: G.E.M.

Image via G.E.M./Facebook

Check out ‘Queen of Hearts,’ a musical show by Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress Gloria Tang Tsz-kei. The performer, also known as G.E.M. (Get Everybody Moving), is known for her wide-ranging vocals and charismatic stage presence. Though already famous in Hong Kong, G.E.M. became a household name in mainland China after she won 2nd place in the 2014 season of I Am a Singer. She also won a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award (‘Favorite Asian Act’) that same year. 

Sat Aug 11, 7.30pm; RMB880-1,280; Tianjin Stadium, see event listing.

Aug 14-19: Pizza Acrobatics World Champion Pasqualino Barbasso

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Chef Pasqualino Barbasso joins Cafe Yun for five glorious days of pizza-making this month. Barbasso holds the title of two-time World Champion of Pizza Acrobatics, so expect to see feats of dough-spinning that you’ve never seen before. And then actually eat some afterwards. 

Tue Aug 14-Sun Aug 19, various times; Cafe Yun, Shangri-La Hotel, see event listing.

Aug 17: Celebrity Mixologist Dicky Hartono

Image via China World Summit Wing

Mixologist Dicky Hartono is mixing up a storm in Tianjin for one evening only – Chinese Valentine’s Day. Currently the head bartender of Atmosphere at China World Summit Wing, Beijing, the Indonesia native has previously worked in Oman and Dubai. Hartono has won a bevy of international awards and is known for using local ingredients in his innovative creations. 

Fri Aug 17, 7pm-late; RMB58/glass; Tianjin Lobby Lounge, Shangri-La Hotel, see event listing.

Through August

Rocking Bowls

Image via Hard Rock Cafe

The iconic Hard Rock Cafe is adding some spice to its typically American-style fare with ‘Rock ‘n Bowls.’ The internationally-inspired bowls make use of bold flavors and textures. Try the bibimbap, a five-spice seasoned brown rice bowl topped with crunchy fresh vegetables and Sriracha meatballs, or the jambalaya, a Creole-style dish with shrimp, sausage, chicken and vegetables. 

Daily, 11am-11pm; RMB68; Hard Rock Cafe, see event listing.


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Learn to sew or refresh your skills with sewing classes by Patricia. The sessions cover the basics and more. Plus, you can take home your own homemade item. Make one for yourself or as a gift for that special someone. No prior sewing experience necessary. 

Tuesdays, 10am-1pm; Nasca Linien, see event listing.

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