Friday: Red Elephant Bar's first birthday
Red Elephant Bar celebrates one year in business tonight. The free party will include music from Qimuguang (七木广), The Secret Flight Trip (秘密飞行) and Mayuan Shiren (麻园诗人). The festivities start at 8pm.
Friday: Live jazz at TCG Nordica
The Håvard Stubø Trio will play "groovy acoustic jazz with a Nordic sensibility" at TCG Nordica tonight. Tickets to the 8pm show are 30 yuan at the door or 25 in advance from Nordica, Wheatfield Bookstore or 1895 Bar.
Friday: Live music at Laowo Bar
Bands Mangdian (盲点) and Hongxiubiao (红袖标) will play eclectic sets at Laowo Bar tonight. The free concert starts at 9pm.
Friday: The Great Apes at The Hump Bar
The Great Apes will play a show of their mix of covers and reggae-infused rock originals at The Hump Bar tonight. The free show starts at 10pm.
Friday: Electro and disco punk at Uprock
DJ Tektoral Implant will be providing the music at Uprock tonight. The free party starts at 10pm.
Saturday: Professional boxing at Kunming stadium
Yunnan native light flyweight boxer Xiong Chaozhong will fight in one of several bouts at the WBC Asian Boxing Championships on Saturday. More information about Xiong and tickets to the event is available here.
Saturday: Artist-in-residence exhibition opening
Participants in 943 Studio's international artist-in-residence program will hold a fifth annual exhibition Saturday at the Yunnan University Art Gallery in the science building at Yunnan University. The mixed media art exhibition will have works by more than a dozen artists from around the globe. The opening is at 8pm with and the exhibition will run until December 23.
Saturday: Bilingual rock at TCG Nordica
Singaporean rock band Labeled Free (自由标签) plays TCG Nordica on Saturday. The 8pm concert is free.
Saturday: Live local music at Nashville Bar
Rock bands Huangse Tiaoma (黄色条码), Mr. U&D (上下先生) and Mayuan Shiren (麻园诗人) will play a joint concert at Nashville Bar on Saturday night. The 8pm show costs 20 yuan.
Saturday: 1st Kunming Air Guitar Championships at The Hump Bar
It's the event we've all been waiting for: some brave souls will drag out their finest spandex tights, queue up their favorite rock tune and flail around The Hump Bar's stage playing a non-existent guitar with all their heart. Prizes include a real electric guitar and bottles of liquor. Email marklofo(at)gmail.com for more information about participating in the 9pm event.
Sunday: Brunch at Lazy Bones
Lazy Bones will hold its weekly brunch on Sunday with goodies like English and American breakfasts, pancakes, French toast, eggs, hamburgers, pork ribs, chicken parmesan, chicken parmesan with pesto, meatball subs, a make-your-own bloody mary bar, mimosas and beer specials. The meal will run from noon to 5pm.
Sunday: KIWI meeting at Slice of Heaven
It's the third Sunday of the month, which means its time for the Kunming International Wine Imbibers (KIWI) club to meet at Slice of Heaven. Bring or buy an imported bottle of wine costing 60 yuan or less and enjoy the conversation. The event starts at 5:30pm and lasts through the evening.