Friday & Saturday: Live theater at Kunming International Academy
KIA will stage live performances of Agatha Christie's classic whodunit The Mousetrap at its auditorium on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7pm. Entry is a suggested donation of 25 yuan. More information is available here.
Friday: Live music at Pizza da Rocco
Andy will play guitar music at Pizza da Rocco on Friday. Eat some Italian food while you listen or take advantage of special drink prices of 12 yuan for Beerlao or 8 yuan for Tsingtao. There will also be free snacks and refreshments. The event begins at 8pm.
Friday: DJ Shitou at Laba
Shitou will preside at Laba on Friday night, playing "Russian psychedelic folk trance." We're not sure what that sounds like, but anybody who wants to find out can show up to the free 9pm party.
Friday: DJ Monkey King at Ganesh
Further genre gymnastics on Friday with Ganesh inviting you to get your groove on with DJ Monkey King, who'll be playing "funkyjazzfrobeats." The free party starts at 9pm.
Friday: Vacation party at Mask Bar
Rock group Dachong (大冲) and DJ Ninja will furnish the tunes at Mask Bar on Friday night ahead of the bar soon going on hiatus for a renovation. Entry to the 9:30pm event is free.
Friday: Live blues music at 1895 Movie Bar
David and Ian play one of their signature blues sessions Friday night at 1895 Movie Bar. Franziskaner Weissbier from Bavaria will be on special for 20 yuan at the free 10pm show.
Friday: DJ Susu at The Hump Bar
Susu plays an eclectic mix including hip hop, folk, rock, reggae and ska at The Hump Bar on Friday night. The free event includes 10-yuan tequila shots and begins at 10pm.
Saturday: Live music at Pizza da Rocco
Marina and Jesse play music in Spanish and English at Pizza da Rocco on Saturday. Beerlaos will be on special for 12 yuan each and Tsingtaos will be 8 yuan. There will also be free snacks and refreshments at the event, which begins at 8pm.
Saturday: Music party at Laba
DJ Maxi will play minimal techno at Laba on Saturday, with additional performances by Wa ethnic minority rapper Zhongguo Heiren and DJ Maomao. Entry to the 9pm party is free.
Saturday: Dachong at Laowo Bar
Rock band Dachong (大冲) follows up their previous night's performance with a show at Laowo Bar on Saturday. Entry to the 9pm show is 30 yuan.
Saturday: The Great Apes at 1896 Bar
The Great Apes, one of Kunming's favorite live bands, performs at 1896 Sports Bar on Saturday night. The free show starts at 10pm and Franziskaner Weissbiers will be 20 yuan apiece.
Saturday: Mix from Matu at The Hump Bar
Matu, "Local punk and man about town" pulls out the decks at The Hump Bar on Saturday, playing a mix of rock, ska and electro. The free party 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: Anzac Day commemoration at Slice of Heaven
Slice of Heaven marks Anzac Day a day early on Sunday. Activities will include beer-drinking and eating meat pies, pavlova, Anzac biscuits and the like. All beers will be 15 yuan. Everyone is welcome. The event goes from 2pm onward and the usual Sunday roast is cancelled this week.