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Friday: Auto exhibition opens
The Kunming International Auto Exhibition starts today with models from China and around the world. There is no word on entry price for the show, which will run through November 29.

Friday: Jazz piano concert at TCG Nordica
Swedish Jazz pianist Zoltan Szigeti will play at TCG Nordica tonight accompanied by piano, flute and erhu. More information about the 8pm, 30-yuan show is available here.

Friday: Live local rap at Laowo Bar
Wa minority rapper Lordmo R from Pu'er will perform at Laowo Bar tonight. The 8:30pm show costs 20 yuan.

Friday: DJs at Uprock
DJs Shonny and Yangfan will be playing hip hop and house at Uprock tonight. The free party starts at 10pm.

Friday: Live music at 1895 Bar and 1896 Bar
David and Steve from the Great Apes will play rock sets downtown at 1895 Movie Bar tonight. Meanwhile, up north at 1896 Sports Bar, Robert will play modern and classic folk. Both free concerts start at 10pm with 18 yuan half-liter cans of imported Weissbier.

Saturday: Luigi's farewell party at The Box
The Box café and bar will hold a party on Saturday evening and into the night to say goodbye Luigi. There will be specials on sambuca and red wine, as well as Italian music all night long. Farewell Luigi!

Saturday: Latin party at The Hump Bar
The "Fiesta Caliente" Latin party at The Hump Bar Saturday will feature real Latin dancers, music & drinks, as well as 10 yuan tequilas shots. The party starts at 9pm.

Saturday: Live music at 1895 Bar and 1896 Bar
Eddy and Philippe will play 1895 Movie Bar on Saturday and David and Steve from The Great Apes will play 1896 Sports Bar. The free shows start at 10pm with cans of Weissbier for 18 yuan.

Saturday: The Wheels live at Uprock
Chongqing-based band The Wheels will play Uprock on Saturday night as part of their national tour. Long a hometown favorite in Chongqing, the band's music has been described as a "tight, energetic, pop-punk live act" and even "like a Chinese Franz Ferdinand."

We're not so sure about that last description, but we'll let you judge for yourselves. Entry to the 10pm show is 30 yuan or 20 yuan with a VIP card.

Sunday: Brunch at Lazy Bones
Sunday brunch is back again at Lazy Bones, as it will be most Sundays from here out. It will include English & American Breakfasts, pancakes, french toast, burgers and ribs, Italian specials, a make-your-own bloody mary bar and mimosa and beer specials. The meal runs from 11am to 4pm.

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Haven't been in KM for a long time....is that Luigi di Mattia being farewelled at The Box?

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