It's time to say goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012, GoKunming wishes all of its readers a happy and healthy new year. Here's what's going on this New Year's weekend - please feel free to add any late additions to the comment section below. 新年快乐!
Friday: Exhibition opening at TCG Nordica
TCG Nordica will host an opening for its new exhibition "Four Seasons – Summer" Friday night at 8. Entry is free.
Friday: Sea Loving Mammals at O'Reilly's
Sea Loving Mammals will play their first gig at O'Reilly's Irish Pub Friday night and there will be a 20 percent discount on drinks for the ladies all night. Entry is free.
Friday: Foosball tournament at Moondog
Moondog will host a winner-takes-all foosball tournament Friday night with an entry fee of 20 yuan for each team. Starts around that time.
Friday: DJ Big Al at The Mask
Friday night at 10 The Mask will hold a pre-NYE party with DJ Big Al, who will play retro hits, one-hit-wonders and party jams all night. Entry is free.
Friday: DJs Chengcheng and Tea at The Club
Friday night beginning at midnight DJs Chengcheng and Tea will play a free show at The Club.
Saturday: Prosecco party at The Box
The Box will have a NYE warmup party from 6 to 10 on Saturday night with Italian Prosecco for 25 yuan/glass or 100 yuan/bottle. Things will shut down promptly at 10, after which the party will move on.
Saturday: New Year's dinner and celebration at TCG Nordica
Saturday night TCG Nordica will hold a New Year's Eve banquet beginning at 6pm for 88 yuan. Afterward there will be quizzes and games, plus performances by flutist Christian Studler and gospel singer Rhonda Dorsey. Entry fee for the concert is 35 yuan, or pay 110 yuan for the dinner and the concert. RSVP at 4114691 or 4114692.
Saturday: New Year's Eve concert at Halfway House
Saturday night at 8 o'clock, Halfway House will host sets by Thai rock band Smile and Swedish punk band Elevator Abuse. Entry is free.
Saturday: NYE Party and football at O'Reilly's
O'Reilly's will ring in the new year Saturday night with one free glass of sparkling wine for all. It will also show the Man United/Blackburn match at 8:45 and Arsenal/QPR at 11. If either football match has more than five goals, all in attendance will receive a complimentary pint of Carlsberg.
Saturday: New Year's Eve party at Camel Bar
Camel Bar will see 2011 off with four live bands – War Horse, Panda, Gramaphonetics and Smegma Riot followed by DJs Shuang Mas and Yang Yang. Music starts at 10, entry is 20 yuan.
Saturday: New Year's Eve party at The Mask
DJs Junior and Vitor from Brazil will provide samba beats and Latin rhythms all night at The Mask beginning at 10. Entry is free.
Saturday: Monkey Benders and more at The Club
The Club will hold a free NYE party featuring Monkey Benders (Live set+DJ set), plus DJs Maxi and Low Scene.