Friday: Christmas dinner and piñata at Cacao
Cacao Mexican Restaurant will celebrate Christmas on Friday with a special holiday dinner featuring (breathe in!) - bottomless sweet potato soup and corn cream soup, turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, open salad bar with pasta, potato salad and deviled eggs, cinnamon bunuelos, and streusel plus your choice of eggnog, hot apple cider, hot chocolate, a glass of red wine, white wine sangria, or a soft drink. Dinner runs 6pm - 9pm and is 98 yuan for adults, 40 yuan for children under 10. RSVP: 3132021
Friday: O'Reilly's Irish Pub opening party
Kunming's largest selection of draught beer will be unveiled Friday night when O'Reilly's Irish Pub opens for business. In addition to draught Guinness and Kilkenny, there will be live music by Scotch on the Rocks. The free party runs from 8 until late.
Friday: Rock Yunnan birthday at Laba
Rock Yunnan will celebrate its 7th birthday with a party at Laba featuring Broken String (断弦), Dark Cosmos (黑宇), Life Sentence (無期徒刑 and Death Pact (死亡契约). Music starts at 9, entry is 30 yuan.
Friday: Joost at Moondog
Joost will play a free live show Friday night beginning at 9:30 at Moondog.
Friday: Jesse Snyder at The Mask
Friday night The Mask will host an intimate night of country & blues with singer/songwriter Jesse Snyder from Nashville plus his musical friends. The free show starts at 9:30.
Friday: David at 1895 Movie Bar
Friday night at 1895 Movie Bar, David will play a show while drinking onstage and missing his family. Jim Beam will be on special. The free show starts at 10.
Saturday & Sunday: Christmas at Lost Garden
Lost Garden's wood-fired pizza oven will be banging out pizzas – including two new ones – all weekend from noon to 9. New wines from Chile will also be available as well as a little Christmas surprise.
Saturday & Sunday: Christmas dinner at Sandra's
This Saturday and Sunday, Sandra's will be serving up a special four-course Christmas dinner with selected wines. Reservations only: call 15825267010.
Saturday & Sunday: Christmas dinner at Camel Restaurant
Camel Restaurant is also offering a Christmas dinner featuring an aperitif of your choice, goulash, smoked salmon spears, roast turkey with stuffing and roast vegetables plus apple pie with cream or ice cream. Dinner will set you back 298 yuan per person or 1188 yuan for four including a bottle of imported red wine. Reservations: 13987179900 (English), 3195841 (Chinese).
Saturday & Sunday: Christmas dinner and concert at TCG Nordica
Both nights this weekend, TCG Nordica will host a Christmas dinner and concert. The traditional Swedish dinner will feature salad, meatballs, ham and more, will run 6-7:30 and is 88 yuan per person. The Christmas concert starts at 8 and is 35 yuan. Or pay 110 yuan for the dinner and concert; RSVP: 4114691 or 4114692.
Saturday: Christmas party at Moondog
Moondog will host a Christmas party with singing competition Saturday night beginning at 8. Entry is free.
Saturday: Christmas party at O'Reilly's
O'Reilly's will throw a Christmas party Saturday night with two Santa Claus costume competitions – one for the girls and one for the boys with prizes for the winners. There will be free candy canes, plus a chance for all to win free beer. The free party starts at 8pm.
Saturday: Rock Yunnan birthday at Laowo Bar
Night two of Rock Yunnan's 7th birthday party weekend continues at Laowo Bar Saturday night with Hemp Garden Poets (麻园诗人), Choupinang (臭皮囊) and DJ SuSu (溯溯). Music starts at 9, entry is 30 yuan at the door.
Saturday: Christmas Eve party at Camel Bar
Saturday night beginning at 10 Camel Bar will throw a Christmas Eve party with Sea Loving Mammals, Choupinang and a Brazilian dance group with DJ Junio followed by DJ Tumi. Entry is 20 yuan at the door.
Saturday: David & Phil at 1895 Movie Bar
Friday night at 10 David and Phil will play a Christmas show with Jim Beam on special. Music starts at 10, entry is free.
Saturday: Hiphop Christmas at The Mask
The Mask will be holding a hiphop Christmas party Saturday night with live rhymes by MC Mike Wind (USA) and MDA The Blaquesmith (USA), followed by party hits with DJ DSK (UK). Vodka Red Bull/cranberry will be on special for 20 yuan. The free party starts at 10.
Saturday: DJ Zaipz at The Club
DJ Zaipz from Belgium will be serving up deep house and new disco, Saturday night beginning at midnight. Entry is free.
Sunday: Christmas Day at The Box
All Christmas Day The Box will have discounts on Prosecco and free Christmas snacks. From 8 pm Giovanna will be singing Christmas songs, guests are welcome to join and sing with her.
Sunday: Christmas dinner at Slice of Heaven
Slice of Heaven will have a Christmas dinner Sunday night featuring: mulled wine, chicken liver pate, assorted antipasti and crostini, roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, green vegetables, roasted potato and kumera plus Pavlova, strawberries and cream, apple strudel and ice cream and chocolate rum truffles. Dinner is 125 yuan per person with limited seating.
Sunday: Christmas party at Camel Bar
Camel Bar will throw a Christmas party Sunday night with Qiegiera (gypsy flamenco) plus DJs Yangyang and Shuangma. Music starts at 10:30, the 20 yuan entry fee includes one glass of mulled wine.
Sunday: DJ Stiop at The Club
Sunday night at The Club DJ Stiop from Germany will play minimal, dubstep, rock, reggae, hiphop and drum & bass. The free show starts at midnight.