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Friday to Monday: Animation festival
All weekend and Monday the Third Yunnan/Kunming Cartoon and Animation Festival (第三届云南·昆明动漫节) will be taking place at the Yunnan Provincial Science and Technology Hall next to Green Lake and the 2010 Yunnan Animation and Creative Arts Fair (2010云南动漫创意艺术节) will be held at the Kunming International Convention and Exhibition Center near the airport.

There is no word on why the two seemingly related events are taking place at the same time but in different locations and with no apparent mutual coordination. Each one is open daily from 9 to 5pm with an unknown entry fee at the former and a 30 yuan entry fee at the latter.

Friday: All-you-can-eat BBQ at Sandra's
The barbecue tonight at Sandra's will feature Brazilian rib eyes, German sausages, kangaroo fillets and chicken wings. It starts at 6pm and costs 100 yuan. Call 15825267010 for reservations.

Friday: Chamber music at TCG Nordica
The "Melodious Summer" concert at TCG Nordica tonight will be played on bassoon, violin, saxophone, piano and pipa. Tickets to the 8pm concert are 20 yuan for adults and 10 yuan for children.

Friday: "Disco Death" at Uprock
The DJ duo Disco Death from Chengdu will play a mix of dubstep, drum and bass, ghetto house and glitch at Uprock tonight. Entry is 20 yuan for civilians and free for VIP card holders.

Saturday & Sunday: Fuxian Lake music festival
There will be 18 live bands, a creative fair, a beach barbecue and beach camping at the First Fuxian Lake Music Festival and Beach Party on Saturday and Sunday. The festival will be held lakeside at the Luchong Scenic Area. Tickets cost 120 yuan and can be purchased in advance at Wheatfield Bookstore or at the festival if they do not sell out. Call 13888565857 for more info in Chinese.

Saturday: Live singing at TCG Nordica
Coloratura soprano Shi Ni (石妮) will blend Western opera and Yunnan folk singing at her concert at TCG Nordica on Saturday. Tickets are 20 yuan for adults and 10 yuan for children.

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