Friday: New recipe weekend at Lost Garden
Beef brisket sandwich (25 yuan) and pesto vegetarian pizza (38 yuan) will join the menu at Lost Garden on Friday and sangria will be on special for 15 yuan per glass.
Friday - Thursday: John Nevada Lundemo in Shuhe
Living legend John Nevada Lundemo will bring his country, blues and original tunes to Shuhe from Friday through Thursday at Mammamia, where he will play on and off from 2pm through 11:30pm. Entry is free.
Friday & Saturday: Discounted drinks at The Mask
The Mask will be running drink specials from 8 to 11 on Friday night, during which time all cocktails will be discounted by five yuan. Rum and Cokes will be 15 yuan and vodka Red Bulls will be only 20 yuan. Tequila shots will also be on special: five for 50 yuan.
Friday: DJ Dirty Sanchez at The Box
The Box will be getting dirty Friday night for Franca's return, with music supplied by the highly danceable rock sounds of DJ Dirty Sanchez. There will be a buy-two-get-one-free special on draft Carlsbergs from 8 until 11:30. Entry is free.
Friday: Live music at Moondog
Friday night at Moondog the featured performer will be Jessie, with guest appearance by Joost. Tsingtaos will be on special for only 10 yuan. The free show starts at 9.
Friday: Camel Bar 16th birthday party
Camel Bar, the granddaddy of Kunming's drinking scene, will celebrate its 16th birthday this weekend with two days of music, drinks and more. Friday night will feature bands Sigangli (司岗里) and Yellow Barcode (黄色条码), both fresh off of big-stage performances at the 500KM City Music Festival. Afterward DJs DD and Xiao Kris will keep the party going. The free party starts at 9:30, and there will be a 'special drink'.
Friday: Alcoholic madness at The Hump
If you're looking to get your swerve on quickly Friday night, it's hard to imagine failing to do so at The Hump Bar, where at 9:30 a liquored watermelon eating competition will take place with prizes for winners. There will also be an all-you-can drink special for 95 yuan. DJs Meatball and Killa Gorilla will help you shake it all up with a night of electropop dance tunes.
Friday: Live music at 1895 Movie Bar
David and Philippe will be the featured duo at 1895 Movie Bar on Friday night. The free show begins at 10pm and mojitos and Franziskaner beers will be on special.
Friday: DJ Shen Yue at The Club
DJ Shen Yue of Wasabi Sound will be the guest DJ Friday night at The Club. Music starts at 10:30, entry is 20 yuan at the door for the hoi polloi and 15 for VIPs.
Saturday: Free TESOL intro class at Aurora Cultural Bridge
Anyone considering taking TESOL classes can take a free class at Aurora Cultural Bridge Saturday morning from 9:30 to 11am. Registration is required, the full course runs from October 1 through October 5.
Saturday: National Day party at Moondog
Mojitos and martinis will be on special Saturday night at Moondog beginning at 8pm. Through October 8 the 'Dog will have a free-beer-for-every-six-beers-you-drink special.
Saturday: Camel Bar 16th Birthday continues
Nothing takes the edge off of the hangover from a Camel Bar party better than another Camel Bar party! Day two of the Camel's birthday weekend starts at 9:30 with African drumming by Yankadi and reggae with Chou Pi Nang. DJs Frank and Shuang Ma will take the party into the wee hours and beyond. Entry is free, and don't forget the 'special drink'.
Sunday: New recipes at Lost Garden
Lost Garden's new recipe weekend finishes up on Sunday with three new pasta dishes: Bolognese, alfredo and pesto, each for only 19 yuan. House wine will be available by the glass for 28 yuan.
Sunday: Live music at The Mask
Dave and Steve will go acoustic Sunday night at The Mask, where they'll be playing blues and rock beginning at 10. Entry is free.
Monday: Yankadi at The Mask
Drum group Yankadi will be joined by a didgeridoo player Monday night at The Mask beginning at 10. Entry is free.
Tuesday: Gypsy-flamenco music at The Mask
Former Tribal Moons member and Hump manager Mark Corry will be back in Kunming with his new band Qiegiera, a Uighur/Kazakh/French/Irish outfit playing original gypsy-flamenco songs. Show starts at 10, entry is free.
Thursday: Hiphop night at Moondog
Yo dawg, the stage at the 'Dog will be rockin local hiphop heroes. Ya heard? Music starts at 9, entry is free.