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The Best Things to Do This Week in Guangzhou
Source: lifeofguangzhou.com
September 28: Carmen by Alhama Flamenco Company
 
This adaptation of classic opera Carmen is spiced up with elements of jazz, salsa and flamenco. Fans of the original can experience well-loved songs with new rhythms and moves, while first-time viewers can still enjoy this fresh retelling of a tempestous love story.

Sep 28, 8pm; RMB100-680. Xinghai Concert Hall, 33 Qingbo Lu, Ersha Island, Yuexiu District 越秀区二沙岛晴波路33号(8735 3869)

September 28: Trivia Night at Hooley's

Every Thursday evening, Hooley's presents a night of trivia. Head over to indulge in a wide range of questions and prizes for the top three teams! Hang around after to enjoy live music.

Sep 28, 8.30pm; free. Hooely's Irish Pub&Restaurant, Shop 101, 8 Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District 天河区珠江新城兴盛路8号101铺(3886 2675)

September 29: Sousou & Maher Cissoko 
 
The "most popular" world music band in Europe, Sousou & Maher Cissoko is a Swedish-Senegalese duo who have toured in Africa, America, Europe and Asia. Their third album, Africa Moo Baalu, was one of the most popular albums in the world music genre in 2014. 
 
Sep 29, 8.30-10pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 at the door. T:union, 361-365 Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Yuexiu District 361-365 Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Yuexiu District(3659 7623)

September 29: Hanna Turi
Hailing from Dalarna, Sweden, Hanna Turi fell in love with music at a young age. She started recording her own songs at the age of 9. Her debut album Some Old Tapes was released 2011 and was followed by a US tour. Her peculiar voice has been well-received worldwide and her performances have been applauded by audiences at South by South West Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas, at New York's well-known venues and during a vast tour of Italy. 
 
Sep 29, 8pm; RMB100-280. 191 Space, 191 Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Yuexiu District 越秀区广州大道中191号(8737 9375)

September 30: Secret Garden 
 
Excelling at new instrumental music, Irish-Norwegian duo Secret Garden grabbed Europe's attention with their single 'Nocturne' in 1995. There's a good chance you've heard 'Song from a Secret Garden' and their powerful composition of 'You Raise Me Up.' The renowned duo will visit Guangzhou in September – don't miss it! 
 
Sep 30, 8 p.m.; RMB180-1,280. Guangzhou Opera House, 1 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District 天河区珠江新城珠江西路1号(3839 2888)

September 30: Dreamshade 
Swiss band Dreamshade's music has been heavily influenced by melodic death metal since day one. Check out their music videos for 'Photographs,' 'Consumed Future' or 'Your Voice,' or come see them performing live at SD Livehouse this week. 
 
Sep 30, 8.30-10 p.m.; RMB120 presale, RMB160 at the door. SD Livehouse, Building No. 7, Huacheng Wangshi Creative Area, 132 Gongye Dadao Bei, Haizhu District 海珠区工业大道北132号花城往事创意园7栋(188 2623 1272)

Ongoing: Bill Viola: Selected Work 1977-2014 
A real maverick in the world's contemporary art scene, New York-based artist Bill Viola conveys his artistic expression via electronic sounds and images focusing on fundamental human experiences, such as birth, death and consciousness. Famous works by Viola include Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), Fire Woman, Tristan's Ascension and Quintet of the Astonished. At the Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Viola's works from 1977-2014 will be showcased in a large space modeled on the artist's Long Beach studio. Meanwhile, public lectures and panels will run throughout the exhibition.

Ongoing, 11a.m.-6 p.m. (Tue-Fri), 9.30 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat-Sun); RMB60. Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, 128 Yuancun Si Henglu, Tianhe District 天河区员村四横路128号(8557 4417)

 

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