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National Day holiday: What's going on

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With the weeklong National Day holiday just around the corner, much of Kunming is preparing to shut down and enjoy the (hopefully) nice weather over the next several days. Although the city will slow down noticeably, there will be some events and activities taking place during the PRC's 58th birthday celebration. Here's a quick rundown:

Tonight: GoKunming Happy Hour at Fisherman's Bar

GoKunming is organizing its first happy hour promotion which will take place in a few hours at Fisherman's Bar in the middle of Kunming Zoulang, just west of the intersection of Renmin Zhong Lu and Qingnian Lu. Fisherman's Bar has agreed to put several of its imported beers including Kingfisher, Singha, Coopers Sparkling Ale and more on special for GoKunming readers at only 19 yuan/bottle. Non-beer drinkers can enjoy special 15-yuan gin tonics and vodka tonics. Happy hour runs from 7 to 10 and music will be provided by DJ Kris.

Saturday: Art Workshop at TCG Nordica

TCG Nordica will be holding an art workshop tomorrow with Swedish artist Eta Hedman and other art teachers at their facility in the Loft aka Chuangku (创库). From 2-5pm all budding artists can try their hands at silkscreen printing, monotype prints, oil painting - all for a negligible material cost. Painting and other creative activities will also be provided for children.

Sunday: Camel Bar 12th Birthday Party

Kunming drinking institution the Camel Bar will celebrate its 12th birthday on Sunday with vodka and tequila specials and music by DJs Chengcheng and Shuangma.

Tuesday: Strange Day and oNEwAY at Shelter Bar

Local post-rock bands Strange Day and oNEwAY will play a warmup gig at Shelter Bar before heading to Lijiang to represent Kunming at the Snow Mountain Music Festival later in the week. The 9pm show's 15-yuan ticket includes one alcoholic beverage or soft drink. Shelter Bar is located at Yuantong Dong Lu, under the north end of the zoo.

Thursday-Sunday: Lijiang Snow Mountain Music Festival

Snow Mountain Music Festival, the granddaddy of China's music festivals, returns to Lijiang this year with some 50 bands taking two stages for three days. Many of China's top rock acts will perform, including Cui Jian, Second-hand Rose, Ruins and more. Tickets to the festival run 80 yuan/day.

GoKunming wishes the People's Republic of China a happy 58th birthday, we will resume regular updating after the holiday.

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