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This weekend Kunming will celebrate the Duanwu Festival (端午节) on Sunday, during which people all over the city will be munching on gooey zongzi (粽子 - see image above). The weekend will be followed by the arrival of the Olympic Torch on Monday - see this forum thread for details on the torch's route through Kunming.

Friday-Tuesday: Kunming Fair
The 16th annual Kunming International Import and Export Commodities Fair - aka the Kunming Fair (昆交会) - will take place again this year at the Kunming International Convention and Exhibition Center (昆明国际会展中心) from today through Tuesday, June 10. Vendors from around China and the world will be hawking their wares from 8 am to 6 pm daily.

Friday-Saturday: Yunnan Art Institute Cartoon Design Show
Yunnan Art Institute's Cartoon Design Show at Yunnan Provincial Science and Technology Hall will continue for another two days. The show highlights a range of works and media by students from Yunnan Art Institute, one of China's most influential art schools.

Friday: Modern dance performance at TC/G Nordica
TCG/Nordica will host a performance of homegrown modern dance tonight, beginning at 8:00. Admission to the performance is five yuan.

Friday: Happy Avenue at Laowo Bar
Laowo Bar will be host to the pop stylings of Happy Avenue tonight at 9:30. Admission to the show is 30 yuan, which includes a coupon for 5 yuan towards drinks. The show will begin with an opening band to be determined.

Saturday: Yeyang Guantou at Speakeasy Bar
Metal band Yeyang Guantou will play at Speakeasy Bar Saturday night with local band Heiyu opening. The show starts at 9:30, admission is 30 yuan.

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