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Friday–Sunday: Dessert specials at The Box
Throughout the weekend The Box will offer 10 percent off the cake of the day as well as tiramisu, cheesecake and sweet crêpes. Italian-style cappuccinos will be on special for only 12 yuan.

Friday: Rugby World Cup at Samoana Café
Friday afternoon Samoana Café will be showing the Rugby World Cup match between Australia and the US of A at 4:30pm.

Friday: Experimental Vietnamese music at TCG Nordica
Nordica's Vietnamese Music Week will wrap up this weekend with Friday night's performance by Nguyen Thanh Thuy, who is a master of the đàn tranh, or Vietnamese zither. Friday's performance will be more experimental and improvised and we've heard that Nguyen will be joined by some special musical guests. Show starts at 8, entry is 40 yuan.

Friday: Yankadi at The Hump
The Hump Bar will host a night of African-inspired music by Yankadi on Friday beginning at 9:30. Entry is free.

Friday: Foosball tournament at Moondog
Moondog will hold a foosball tournament Friday night beginning at 9:30 with a bottle of imported red wine for the winners. Entry is free.

Friday: Absinthe Party at The Club
Lu Ke, aka the Candyman (糖人儿), and his absinthe bar were one of the highlights of the recent 500KM City Music Festival. Friday night the Candyman and his wide selection of European absinthes will descend upon The Club for an all-night absinthe party.

Friday: Jammin' at The Mask
It's another night of jamming by friends of The Mask on Friday, with performers getting free drinks. Music begins at 10, entry is free.

Saturday: Rugby World Cup at Samoana
Samoana Café will host another afternoon of Rugby World Cup action on Saturday, with England taking on Romania at 2 and New Zealand's All Blacks versus France at 4:30.

Saturday: DJ Huang Weiwei at The Club
Downbeat electronic DJ Huang Weiwei will play a free show at The Club Saturday night. Music starts at 10.

Saturday: DJ Tryouts at The Mask
Saturday night beginning at 9:30 The Mask's DJ booth will be opened to all aspiring DJs. Those who think they have what it takes to keep the evening going will be given 30 minutes and free drinks. Entry is free.

Saturday: Kaysar at Wenlin Memory
Xinjiang musician Kaysar will take the stage at Wenlin Memory for a night of bossanova, jazz, reggae and maybe even some Turkish and Uighur music Saturday night at 9. No word on if there is an entry fee.

Sunday: Rugby World Cup at Samoana Cafe
More rugby at Samoana... Sunday's matches are Fiji v Samoa at 11:30am, Ireland v Russia at 2pm and Argentina v Scotland at 4:30pm.

Sunday: Free hiphop dance lessons at Dangsters Dance Studio
Don't get drunk Sunday night - get crunk! Lil'Yeah will be giving a free hiphop dance class at Dangsters Dance Studio Sunday night at 7:45.

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