Social Events

During the summer holidays, the number of social events will be less than during the rest of the year. However, there will be international people in Suzhou. Do you know of an interesting event, or if you are organizing an event, please let us know!. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | TOURISM TOASTMASTERS CLUB SUZHOU - LEARN HOW TO BECOME AN EXCELLENT SPEAKER | Suzhou Tourist Information and Service Center, 7 - 9 pm

Would you like to become an impressive speaker or leader? Do you prefer to practise these skills in a no-pressure and fun atmosphere, together with a group of international people? Visit the demo meeting of the Tourism Toastmasters Club of Suzhou!

Many topics during the meetings of the Tourism Toastmasters Club are related to Culture, Travel and Life in an International Environment. Therefore, Suzhou expats and internationally focussed Chinese people with a good level of English are invited to join the weekly TTC meetings. While practising their speaking and leadership skills, members will exchange cultural experiences in a friendly and cosy atmosphere.

Read more about the Tourism Toastmasters Club of Suzhou here
The speakers’ list and the topics of the speeches will be posted here soon.

Please feel free to visit us; we are looking forward to welcoming you at the Tourism Toastmasters Club.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017⎜ OPEN MIC NIGHT ⎜ The Bookworm Suzhou, 8:30 pm

The longest running variety show in Suzhou.
Music, comedy, poetry, theatre and more.
Join and show your talents or just grab a drink and enjoy the performances of local artists.

The Bookworm’s Open Mic Night
Every Thursday, 8:30 pm
No registration needed, just walk in and enjoy.
Performers get a free drink.

Read more

The Bookworm Suzhou
77 Gunxiufang, Shiquan Jie Suzhou (corner of Shiquan Jie and Ping Qiao Zhi Lu)
苏州 十全街 滚绣坊 77 (十全街和平桥直街的路口)

Thursday, October 26, 2017 | STAND UP COMEDY NIGHT | The Bookworm Suzhou, 8:30 pm

Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic is a weekly event at Bookworm – every Thursday Evening, featuring talented and promising comedians

Date & Time:
every Thursday 8:30 pm
Location: Bookworm Suzhou
Free Entry

For more information, visit this link.

The Bookworm Suzhou
77 Gunxiufang, Shiquan Jie Suzhou (corner of Shiquan Jie and Ping Qiao Zhi Lu)
苏州 十全街 滚绣坊 77 (十全街和平桥直街的路口)

Saturday, October 28, 2017 | TRICK & TREAT by EAS | Horizon Resort, Compound II, 6 pm

EAS Family Activity:
Join the Expatriate Association Suzhou, on October 28 – celebrating Halloween.
Wear your best Halloween Costume!

Members – 30 RMB/child
Non-Members – 40 RMB/child

Horizon Resort, Compound II

Sign up before October 25
at WeChat id: Geertjevanderwel


Saturday, December 2, 2017 | SUZHOU BLACKTIE BOXING SHOWDOWN - ROUND 3 | Crowne Plaza Hotel

BE READY FOR 12 weeks of hard core training and be brave enough to step into the ring on the final night of the Suzhou Showdown!

Suzhou Showdown is a highly prestigious annual black tie event which takes place in 5* hotels. The Showdown uniquely combines a black-tie dinner with a series of boxing matches and various kinds of entertainment. The participants are usually white-collar workers who never trained boxing before, nor had any similar experience.

The first-ever black tie boxing event in Suzhou took place in 2015 at the luxurious Crowne Plaza Hotel. Around 500 people enjoyed a 4-course meal, drinks and 8 white collar boxing fights which got them of their feet for 4 exciting hours!

For the third year running, Suzhou Showdown contributes in gathering and helping the local community, bringing variety to Suzhou’s social life, heating it up and giving it what it deserves as one of the most progressive cities in China.

Do you want to take part in the Suzhou Showdown and have an unforgettable experience? Sign Up here for a 12-weeks training program and become a candidate for the Suzhou Showdown 2017.

For further information, please contact or call 185-5040 9971.

Until October 20, 2017 | OUR GENERATION - PHOTO EXHIBITION - XIAO QUAN | Wu Jie Museum

Xiao Quan (pronounced Shiao Chou’an), born in 1959 in Chengdu, is reputed in the Chinese photographic circle as the best portraitist in China, especially of women. His fascination of women photography started when he first photographed his grandmother, in 1975.

His work can be distinguished by his unique style; natural and true, and almost all portraits are taken outdoors. His models: women with a “beautiful mind”; remarkable writers, poets, comedians, drama or movie directors, singers, dancers, choreographers, musicians, journalists, TV anchorwomen, models, etc.

Go here to see some of the portraits.
Read more about the author here.

Wu Jie Museum, Huqiu wetland park, Suzhou Xiangcheng District, at the crossing of Huayuan road and Wang Lake Road

Admission: free

September 22 - October 22, 2017 | PHOTO EXHIBITION - THE ENDEARING MUNDANE - by STERLING TOPPINGS | Gallery 4, 7 pm

Sterling is a Suzhou based street photographer that tries to observe human behaviors like an outsider from another planet. For Sterling, the camera is not only a recording device but also a magnifying glass and a mirror. He uses the camera to take a closer look at the way things are, and to reflect on his own identity and place in the world.

The exhibition will be opened on Friday, September 22, 7 pm.
At the opening night, there will be a screening of Sterling’s award winning documentary: “All My Love”.
Guest Artists:
Gao Shiyu, Shi Xinyi, Cui Xinlin, Ding Ruobing, Yu Yuxuan.

Sterling’s photos will be on display until October 22.

Here you can find more information about the exhibition.

Gallery 4
Opening time:Mon – Sat, 3 – 9 pm
Tel:155-6741 4459
Xingzhou Street, Block 2, Bldg 297, Room B-106
Read more about Gallery 4 here.

Until November 26, 2017 | CHINESE SCULPTURE EXHIBITION | Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum

The “Knock the Mountain and Awaken the Tiger” exhibition is part of this year’s Jinji Lake Art Festival.
It showcases 27 groups of sculptures by eight Chinese artists including Huang Zhitao, Liu Ronglu, Qiu Yue, Yang Song, Yin Zhaoyang, Zeng Jianyong, Zhang Wei and Zhi Min.

The exhibition combines modern expression techniques and traditional culture elements including religious murals, Chinese painting and folk sculpture craft.

More information on LivingSu.

Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum 
1 Guanfeng Street, SIP


Until December, 31 2017 | THE STILLNESS OF NIRVANA - HU JUNJUN | True Color Museum

A tour to the grottoes in Gansu Province inspired Hu Junjun, a Buddhist painter, to paint a series of buddhas. Especially two of the smaller, less-famous grottoes, North Grotto Monastery (in Qingyang) and South Grotto Monastery (in Pingliang), each featuring seven grouped Buddha figures, blew her away. 

To read more about the painter and to see photos of Hu Junjun’s Artwork, please click here.

Address: True Color Museum
No. 219 Tong Da Road, Wuzhong District

Opening hours: 
Tuesday – Sunday
10 am – 5 pm

You find more information about the True Color Museum here.

On the Art page of you will find some interesting Art Spaces

Click here to go to the Art page.


Every Wednesday | CHOIR | Culture Center, 1:30 pm

On September 6th at 1:30 pm a Choir course will start. The course includes 12 classes and a Christmas performance.
Anybody that is interested in singing can join.
Cost: 400 RMB per person

For more information, please contact Lydia
WeChat ID: lydiaxingli


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