With the good weather expected to last through the weekend, this is a good time to get out and enjoy a variety of events including live music, dancing and holiday buffets. Here's a preview of some of the more notable events taking place in Kunming this weekend:
DJ Kris at Speakeasy
Tonight from 10 pm until late, Speakeasy Bar will feature DJ Kris, one of Kunming's more popular DJs. If recent sets are anything to go by, there should be loads of people dancing into the early morning. Admission is free.
KIA Christmas Performance
The second and final night of Kunming International Academy's annual Christmas performance featuring KIA students singing traditional Christmas songs will take place tonight. The 7:00 performance will be held at the HNA Hotel at the intersection of Huancheng Xi Lu and Xiba Lu. Tickets for the performance are 20 yuan – call 4126887 for more information.
Lucia buffet at TC/G Nordica
TC/G Nordica will celebrate Lucia, the Scandinavian celebration of the festival of Santa Lucia today and tomorrow with a buffet and concert both nights. The buffet begins at 6:00 pm and will be followed by a Lucia concert at 8:00. Admission to the buffet is 50 yuan, those who only attend the concert will be charged 25 yuan – 65 yuan gets you entrance to both events. For more information, call 4114691 or 4114692.
Han Ying at Halfway House
Eclectic musician Han Ying (寒鹰) will give a special performance at the Halfway House on Saturday night. Han, a Kunming native, is noted for his organic style of music – and making all of his instruments by hand. The 9 pm show costs 10 yuan, with tickets on sale at Halfway House, I Am Living and Wheatfields Bookstore.
Rock and Roll Circus at Shelter Bar
Also on Saturday night, Shelter Bar will host a night of local rock, with performances by Gouride, No Answer, Noise Addiction and Brain Concussion. The free show starts around 9 pm.