Editor's note: Times for the events listed below have yet to be confirmed. We will post updated information on when activities begin and end by amending this article. Any new updates will be announced in the comments section.
Just over two weeks ago, the island nation of the Philippines was hit by a gigantic cyclone. Superstorm Haiyan leveled towns and villages, causing the deaths of more than 4,000 people and leaving millions homeless.
The country likely faces years of reconstruction and rebuilding. Its people however, are not necessarily looking to the day when everything returns to normal. Instead they are wondering where the next meal will come from, how best to mourn for the dead and whether the water they are drinking is safe.
In an effort to provide whatever help we can, the Kunming community is calling on Spring City citizens to come together and raise as much money as possible for the victims of Haiyan. This charitable event will feature a variety of musical and artistic talent at a range of local bars and restaurants.
We look forward to your participation in supporting this community effort to raise much-needed money. All proceeds will be donated to the Hong Kong Red Cross and used to help alleviate the suffering of the people affected by the cyclone.
Every participating venue will be selling books of vouchers from now until November 30 for 150 yuan. Each booklet will contain ten tickets redeemable at participating businesses. One hundred yuan from the sale of each booklet will be donated to the victims of Haiyan with the other 50 used to cover costs incurred by the businesses involved.
On November 30, the ten businesses listed below will open their doors and begin accepting tickets. Many will also be hosting events, ranging from live music to children's art activities. Donation boxes will also be available at each location.
Vouchers are valued at 15 yuan and will procure you something special at each individual business. All items listed below are redeemable for one ticket.
To raise extra money, Fargo, Mask, Massimo, Moondog, Muyu and Slice of Heaven have kindly created a fund for the musicians, artists and DJs who will all be performing free of charge.
Venues and activities
10:30pm-1am: DJ Thomass Gump (deep house)
Midnight-2am: DJ Xiao Kris (tech house)
Voucher redeemable for a Tiger Beer or soft drink.
Voucher redeemable for two slices of pizza or one Beer Lao.
Voucher redeemable for a rum and coke or soft drink.
10-11pm: DJ Kapten (dubstep)
11-11:30pm: Great Apes (rock)
11:40pm-12:10am: Sigangli (Chinese folk reggae)
12:20-12:50am: Ferraris From Hell (psychedelic rockabilly)
1-1:30am: Neuville (grunge)
1:30-3:30am: DJ DSK (Hip-hop, nu-Funk and glitch-hop)
3:30am-close: DJ Esdub (world electronica)
Voucher redeemable for a vodka and coke or soft drink.
7-8pm: Sandra (Blues and Jazz)
8-9pm: Los Dos Amigos (world music)
9-10pm: Liji (English and Chinese songs)
Voucher redeemable for a rum and coke, French fries or soft drink.
9-10pm: Sandra (acoustic Blues & Jazz)
10-11pm: French Mafia (acoustic French songs)
11pm-midnight: Jan & Joost (acoustic rock classics)
Voucher redeemable for a Beer Lao or soft drink.
5-8pm: Foca Loca Art Studio (art workshops, painting and T-Shirts sales)
5-6pm: Mark Corry (acoustic rockabilly)
6-7pm: French Mafia (acoustic French songs)
7-8pm: DJ DSK (Afro and Latin funk)
8-9pm: Hip-hop session (open mic, scratch & mpc jam)
9-10pm: Kaspar & Friends - (African drum circle)
Voucher redeemable for a Tsingtao or soft drink.
Voucher redeemable for a Sangria, Tsingtao or soft drink.
Voucher redeemable for a single scoop of ice cream (any flavor) or coffee (Americano, espresso, latte or cappuccino).
3-4pm: Nico and Solveig (acoustic folk)
4-5pm: Lotus Leaf (world gypsy sounds)
Homemade sausages on the barbecue. Voucher redeemable for an ice cream and cookie or Tsingtao.
The last time we all got together for an event of this size we managed to raise 21,000 yuan. Here's hoping The Help Out fundraiser can raise even more money. If you'd like to offer assistance get in touch with event organizers through the GoKunming contact form.
Below is a map with all ten event venues. To see a larger version, click on this link.
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