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Friday-Tuesday: Women's Day discount at Shining Florist
Women's Day is Tuesday, March 8. From now until then, Shining Florist is offering a 12 percent discount on all flower products in the shop.
Friday: Mojito Night at As You Like
If you love mojitos but find most of the offerings around town to be oversweetened mint mush, you may want to stop by As You Like on Friday for mojito night. Tom will be serving up his famous Havana Club Blanco mojitos - 25 yuan for a 60ml measure, 35 yuan for 90ml – from 5pm to 10pm. Dirty mojitos (brown sugar + ginger + Myers dark rum) will also be available for 35 yuan.
Friday: Live Chengdu ska at Camel Bar
Chengdu-based ska band The Trouble (超热波) will headline the first of two nights celebrating the opening of the new Camel Bar. Local bands Xi (嬉) and Qimuguang (七木广) will also perform, followed by DJs Martin and Zhao Zao (赵早). Music begins at 9:30, entry is free.
Friday: Steak night at Lazy Bones
Steak night is back at Lazy Bones from 6 to 9:30 Friday night, with 350 gram steaks, roasted veggies or fries plus a salad for 80 yuan. Wine and Aussie beers will also be on special.
Friday: Memorial gathering for Anna Campana
Sadly, Swiss citizen and Kunming resident Anna Campana passed away last week. Sandra's is hosting a memorial gathering for Anna on Friday beginning at 7pm. Anyone who knew Anna is welcome – many a gin and tonic will be drunk.
Friday: DJ Urgent at Ganesh
'Jazzfrobeat' provided by DJ Urgent will be on the musical menu at Ganesh Bar and Restaurant on Friday night. Drink specials include Tsingtaos for 10 yuan a bottle and rum and cokes for 15 yuan. Entry is free.
Friday: DJ Blitz Birthday Party at The Hump
DJ Blitz will celebrate his birthday with a party at The Hump Bar on Friday night. The birthday boy will play reggae, old school, electro and lots of Michael Jackson. Tequilas will be on special for 10 yuan. The party starts at 8pm, entry is free.
Friday: Shi Meng birthday party at Moondog
Moondog, one of Kunming's newer bars, is throwing a birthday party for Shi Meng, aka Michelle, this Friday night at 8pm. All drinks will be discounted 20 percent and entry is free.
Saturday: Kunming Farmer's Market and organic feast at Slice of Heaven
Local organic and natural foods plus handicrafts will be available at the Kunming Farmer's Market, which will be held at Slice of Heaven Saturday afternoon from 2 to 6pm. The market will be held outside, weather permitting. Entry is free. Afterward, Barbara will cook up an organic feast for diners with reservations. To make a reservation, call Barbara at 15331761441 or email her at bduff98 (at) gmail.com.
Saturday: Proximity Butterfly and Si Gang Li at the Camel
Camel Bar celebrates its new location for a second night on Saturday with Chengdu's Proximity Butterfly (变色蝴蝶) plus Si Gang Li (斯岗里) and a special guest taking the stage, followed by DJs Tea and Shuangma (双马). Music starts at 9:30, entry is free.
Saturday: Saer Flamenco Band at The Hump
Saer Flamenco Band will play The Hump Bar Saturday night at 9pm. Tequila will be on special for 10 yuan, entry is free.
Saturday and Sunday: Book sale at Ganesh
Ganesh will have more than 200 book titles on sale this weekend from noon to six. Books start at 20 yuan and buyers will get one free coffee with every purchase. Seating will be provided outside for reading/caffeinating.
Saturday: The Trouble at Bad Monkey in Dali
One night after playing the Camel in Kunming, Chengdu ska crew The Trouble will play Bad Monkey in Dali. We've been told that a new batch of craft beers will also be available.
Sunday: Premier League at Lazy Bones
If you're looking to prolong your weekend that little bit longer, Lazy Bones will be firing up its video projector to show the Liverpool versus Manchester United match Sunday night at 9:30pm.
Skyhouse/Uprock is also hosting an event on Friday night with the grand-daddy of Asian techno DJ @llen flying in from Taiwan for the night to spin the decks.
I reckon the thing to do tonight is head down to Ganesh for DJ Urgent until 12ish and then rock on over to Skyhouse after for late-night tunes and a game of pool.
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