Friday: 943 Space Exhibition Opening
943 Space will be hosting an exhibition opening of an installation by Chantal Hoefs. The exhibition is entitled "My grandfather was a Freemason and I build the house" and is part of the 2011 Zurich–Kunming Artist Residency Exchange Program. There's a reception at 7pm, followed by an artist presentation at 8pm. Entry is free.
Friday: Live Music at Camel Bar
Former Kunming resident Mark Corry returns to the Camel Bar with his new multinational band Qiegiera. They describe their music as gypsy flamenco. Band members hail from Ireland, Kazakhstan, the US and France, so expect an eclectic show. DJ CC will play tunes after the band have done their thing. The show starts at 9pm, and will set you back 15 yuan entry.
Friday: Eddy & Friends at 1895 Movie Bar
Eddy and Friends will play a free show at 1895 Movie Bar starting at 10 pm. Both Franziskaner and mojitos will be on special for 20 yuan.
Friday: Live Music at The Mask
Enjoy "a long night of music" at The Mask with a funk and blues flavour from band Groove Elation. From 10pm, entry free.
All weekend: Discounts at Top One
Every night this weekend Kundu's TOPONE will offer up to 20 percent discount for foreigners and plenty of treats on the house. For more details & reservations call 13529306037, 13529307962, 13698708321
Friday: Barbecue at Sandra's
If you need a decent feed before tackling your night out, there's the regular all-you-can-eat barbecue night at Sandra's. There'll be piles of meat and sides of oven-baked herbed potatoes and salad. 160 yuan per person. It's wise to reserve in advance - call 158 2526 7010.
Saturday: Dali Hash Run
The Dali Hash House Harriers will be doing a hash run on Saturday afternoon, meeting at the Bad Monkey in Dali. The run's going to be a very manageable 5km or so, and the hash format levels the playing field. Run registration starts at 3pm, hares go off at 4pm. Entry is free, though 20 yuan is needed for post-run beers. Punk rock band Elevator Abuse will be playing live for the post run after-party.
Saturday: Tuscan treats at Lost Garden
Starting at 5:30pm Lost Garden will have a guest chef preparing Tuscan specialties.
Saturday: Flamenco Guitar at Cacao Mexican Restaurant
Diners jonesing for some Mexican eats can swing by Cacao Saturday evening. There'll be flamenco guitar and drink specials to go with the tasty food.
Saturday: Kollective Kunming Art Exhibition Opening
Kollective Kunming Presents: No Ordinary Day. This will be KK's third art exhibition with local and international painters and photographers. The exhibition opening party is at 8:30pm at Moondog. There'll be snacks, drink specials and live music. Entry is free. For more info, check the following video:
Also at Moondog, earlier in the evening there'll be the grand opening of the Moondog Falafel Palace - they're going to start banging out falafel made by Gili from 6pm.
Saturday: David at 1895 Movie Bar
David will take the stage at 1895 Movie Bar at 10 on Saturday night for a free show. Both Franziskaner and mojitos will be on special for 20 yuan.
Saturday: Hiphop Night at The Mask
From 10pm, it'll be hip hop night at The Mask with DJ Like and Fat Cat. There'll also be a performance by special guest rapper DJ Latino. Free entry.
Saturday: DJ at The Club
DJ Nacho of Spanish label Science of Sounds plays Ibiza-style tech house.