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Lots going on this weekend - if you have trouble keeping it all straight or need a quick plan B while you're out, you can always point your mobile device to gokunming.com to view our mobile site.

Friday: The Rednecks at The Hump Bar
The Québec Redneck Bluegrass Project plays a free show at The Hump Bar on Friday. The bar is pledging a free Bud Lite for anyone with a Sarah Palin tattoo. Why not Bud Lite Lime? The show starts at 9pm.

Friday: DJ Monkey King at Ganesh
DJ Monkey King plays funkyjazzfrobeats at Ganesh tonight from 9pm. Entry is free.

Friday: The Great Apes Trio at 1895 Bar
Three of the four members of Kunming's own Great Apes rock band will play original songs plus some of their favorite covers at 1895 Movie Bar on Friday. Cans of Franziskaner beer will be 20 yuan at the free 10pm show.

Saturday: Flea market and folk music at Yuansheng Fang.
There will be a flea market from 10am to 5pm Saturday at Yuansheng Fang, formerly known as Yuansheng Indigenous Music and Dance Studio. All manner of secondhand goods, crafts and homemade food will be on sale. Anyone wishing to sell at the flea market can reserve a booth for 30 yuan by calling 13888330329. Later, at 9pm, folk musician Da Ben (大奔) will perform a 30-yuan show.

Saturday: Joint concert at Nashville Bar
Yunnan-based band Dachong (大冲) and Scottish band Scotch on the Rocks will give a joint concert at Nashville Sound Bar on Saturday night. The 30-yuan show starts at 8:30pm.

Saturday: The Sea Loving Mammals at The Hump Bar
The Sea Loving Mammals will play "visceral rock 'n' roll" at The Hump Bar on Saturday night. The free show starts at 9pm.

Saturday: Purim party at Camel Bar
Camel Bar celebrates the Jewish festival of Purim with a costume party on Saturday night. There will be music from DJ Shuangma (双马), plus 10-yuan screwdrivers and Tsingtaos for anybody wearing costumes and a costume contest with a prize for the winner. The free party starts at 9:30pm.

Saturday: Local music showcase at Laowo Bar
Yunnan rock and rap acts Xihu (夕弧), Lordmo R, Xiaohe Xiangxi (小河向西) and Alcoholiday will play Laowo Bar on Saturday. The show costs 20 yuan and begins at 9:30pm.

Saturday: Live music at 1895 Movie Bar
David and Steve of The Great Apes will play 1895 Movie Bar on Saturday, with 10-yuan tequila shots for sale. The free show starts at 10pm.

Sunday: Brunch at Lazy Bones
Lazy Bones Restaurant will have the usual Sunday brunch goodies, including breakfasts, pancakes, Italian specials and DIY bloody marys. The brunch runs from noon to 5pm.

Sunday: Roast meal at Slice of Heaven
The Sunday roast at Slice of Heaven includes roast meat, roast potatoes, vegetables and gravy plus dessert. The reservation-only meal starts at 6pm and costs 60 yuan. Reserve at 15331761441 or bduff98 (at) gmail.com.

Upcoming
Next week, don't forget these ongoing specials:

All week: Gin or vodka cocktail specials at Chapter One, 10 yuan for singles, 20 yuan for doubles.

Monday-Friday: Happy hour at The Box from 7 to 9pm with pizza discounts, double tequila sunrises or whiskey & cokes for 22 yuan, 1.5-liter Beerlao pitchers for 28 yuan and Tsingtao bottles for 8 yuan.

Wednesday: All-you-can eat pizza and salad for 30 yuan at Lazy Bones from 6 to 10pm.

Friday: English corner at Slice of Heaven at 6:30pm.

Finally, for anybody who has always thought about learning how to dance, Dangsters Dance Studio is running a promotion for the month of March in which 958 yuan buys a card worth 50 dance lessons in a choice of styles ranging from jazz to hip hop, with no expiration date.

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