This weekend around Kunming there is will be a good mix of events and activities from the opening of the city's newest club to folk and blues concerts, from Swedish art to free golf for women on International Women's Day. Here's a preview of some of the things to do around town this weekend:
Friday: Exhibition opening at TC/G Nordica
TC/G Nordica will host an opening for Swedish painter Per Johansson beginning at 8 pm. Johansson's exhibition, "Dance of Light" will be on display at Nordica's upstairs gallery from tonight until March 26. Nordica is located within the Loft (创库) art compound at 101 Xiba Lu, near the Baiyao Chang bus stop. Admission is free.
Friday: Chinese neo-folk at Yuansheng Studio
Chinese neo-folk singer Liu2 (刘2) will bring his guitar and quirky lyrics to Yuansheng Studio also inside the Loft art compound. The performance in Yuansheng's theater begins at 8:30 – tickets are 30 yuan or 15 yuan for students carrying their student ID card.
Friday: Uprock Grand Opening
Tonight is the grand opening of Kunming's newest – and perhaps most ambitious – club, Uprock. From 10 pm on, the new split-level club will feature the sonic stylings of DJ DSK in the downstairs lounge plus Mr Stokes, recently transplanted from Shanghai, playing upstairs to what may be Kunming's biggest dance floor. Both DJs will be cutting vinyl only. Tsingtaos and gin tonics will be on special for 10 yuan. Admission is free, and the first 50 guests to enter will receive a free Uprock mix CD.
Saturday: Women's Day at Moonlight Corner
Saturday is International Women's Day, and Moonlight Corner Thai Cuisine, itself owned by three Thai women, has a day of activities and specials for the ladies of Kunming. All women will be entitled to practice their golf swing at Expo Golf Center (located in the same building) from 1-4 pm, with special golf games and prizes. In the evening there will be a party with new set menus and games.
Saturday: Women's Day at the Silver Spoon Cafe
The Silver Spoon Cafe will also be celebrating Women's Day with 10% off all food and drinks for women. At 6 pm the Silver Spoon will also host a free concert by singer/songwriter Nathan Stokland. Reservations are encouraged for groups.
Saturday: Blues band at Yuansheng Studio
Saturday night Yuansheng Studio will host another night of music, this time featuring local blues band Fang (坊). Admission for the 8:30 pm show is 20 yuan.
Saturday: Uprock All Stars
Uprock's opening weekend continues with a nine-DJ party to showcase Kunming's top DJs. DJs Kris, Shonny, Echoo, Jezz, Jiang Nan and Mr Stokes will be playing upstairs with the dance floor while DJs Christian, Menace and DSK will be playing to the downstairs lounge. The free party starts at 10 pm, with Tsingtaos and gin tonics on special for 10 yuan. Admission is free, and the first 50 guests to enter will receive a free Uprock mix CD.