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Friday: All-you-can-eat barbecue at Sandra's
Sandra will be firing up the grill Friday evening for her weekly all-you-can-eat barbecue night. Expect the likes of ostrich, sausages, striploin steaks, lamb chops and oven-baked herbed potatoes and salad. It's 160 yuan per person - you'll get properly fed. Reservations are necessary, get on the phone now! 158 2526 7010

Friday: Pasta Special at Lost Garden Guesthouse & Restaurant
Or, dine al fresco at Lost Garden. This Friday evening, they're doing a pasta alfredo - for vegetarians it's 20 yuan, add chicken it's 25 yuan. Pair it with a house wine at 28 yuan a glass.

Friday: Live Blues at Moondog
There's gonna be live blues Friday evening at The 'Dog with blues legend Ian and Kunming legend John Nevada Lundemo. The show starts at 9:30pm, entry is free.

Friday: Camel Bar DJs
Late night tunes at the Camel Bar will start at 10:30pm. On the decks will be DJ Killah Gorilla (Africa) and DJ Shuang Ma (Kunming, China). There's no entry charge.

Friday: Live solo guitar tunes at Cacao Mexican Restaurant
To accompany the tunes, Cacao will have margaritas for 25 yuan in a bunch of flavours: mango, lemon, orange, grape, melon, and cherry.

All weekend: Discounts at TOPONE
Kundu's TOPONE are every night offering up to 20% discount for foreigners and "plenty of treats" on the house. Get a group together, and give them a bell to reserve a table. For more details and reservations call 13529306037, 13529307962 or 13698708321.

Friday: Return of the Great Apes Trio
David, Philippe and Charlie come back to 1895 Movie Bar for a free show starting at 10pm. Tasty Franziskaner beers will be on special for 18 yuan, tequila shots will be a dangerous 10 yuan.

Friday: Barbecue and Movie Screening at 943 Space
943 Space will be hosting a barbecue buffet for 60 yuan/person. This includes soft drinks, and runs 6pm-8pm. It's limited to 20 people, and ummm, one day advance booking is required - but c'mon, there's always a chance you can sneak onto the list. Call 5385159.

After the barbecue, 943 will be showing a movie: "Urs Fischer" by Iwan Schumacher. We're told the film is structured around the current pinnacle of Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer's career: his first one-man show in an American art museum. It records the preparation of the event, interweaving this with intriguing images of previous works and exhibitions around the world. 8pm, free entry

Friday: Live rock at The Mask
Live music with local rock band Life Imprisonment 无期徒刑, followed by DJ Fat Cat. 10pm, free entry

Friday: DJ Terry Tu at The Club
DJ/producer Terry Tu will play house, techno, electronica and ambient. The Club are waaay too cool to bother to reply our emails asking for entry fees and start times, so you're gonna have to wing it...

Saturday: Family Fun Fair at Kunming International Academy
KIA warmly welcomes you to join the 2011 Family Fun Fair! Come and meet other parents and friends from Kunming! Carnival games, face painting, prizes, lunch, snacks & drinks. 11am-3pm, 10 yuan per FAMILY, which includes 10 tickets for games and food. For more information please contact the school office on 4126887.

Saturday: Live guitar at Cacao
Flamenco guitar, with drink specials: Cuba Libre, Gin and Tonic, Vodka Tonic all at 20 yuan.

Saturday: Movie night at TCG Nordica
TCG Nordica will be showing 'From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China' at 7:30pm.

Saturday: Moondog mixes it up musically
Live music from multi-instrumentalist Tu and Joost - expect all sorts, from reggae to blues. Show starts 9:30pm, free entry.

Saturday: Eddy and Tu play 1895 Movie Bar
Live music from Eddy and Tu. Drink specials: Franziskaner 18 yuan, mojitos 18 yuan. 10pm, free entry

Saturday: DJ DD at Camel Bar
DJ DD will be spinning an eclectic mix of reggae, Latin and drum'n'bass tunes. It'll all kick off at 10:30pm, entry is free.

Saturday: New live band Elevator Abuse at The Mask
For the first time live in Kunming: Swedish Skate/Punk band Elevator Abuse. 10pm, free entry

Saturday: DJ at The Club
DJ Chencheng, local female DJ. Again, no details - 10pm at the earliest, we'd say.

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