THURSDAY, July 23
Miyazaki's Soundtracks Live @ Sichuan Jincheng Art Palace
Music from Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki's films (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle) performed live by the Beijing Beautiful Notes band. Tickets RMB80 to 280. Starts at 8 p.m.
FRIDAY, July 24
Blue Weekend @ Little Bar
"Blue mood" band playing lounge, chillout, and downtempo. Entrance RMB20. Starts at 8 p.m.
Film Scores Live @ Jiaozi Concert Hall
Selected scores from popular movies, including Titanic, Star Wars, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and Schindler's List, performed by the Sichuan Symphony Orchestra. View program here. Tickets RMB50 to 200. Starts at 8 p.m.
Gangzi plays Jah Bar on Friday and 37 Degrees Bar on Saturday.
Sexy Party @ Cafe Panam(e)
Sexy tunes with DJ Marco and sexy friends. No cover charge. Starts at 10 p.m.
SATURDAY, July 25
Opening:Image Spirit @ K Gallery
Zhou Bichang CD Signing @ Wanda Guangchang
Zhou Bichang was the first runner-up in the 2005 Supergirls competition. She'll be autographing copies of her fifth album, Time. 5 to 8 p.m.
Marco's Roller Disco @ Skating rink near Sichuan Provincial Gymnasium
Roller skating, ghetto blasters, DJs. 6:30 p.m. 10 RMB includes skate rental.
One of Chengdu's biggest acts The Trouble Big Band plays one of Chengdu's smallest venues The Little Bar Saturday.
No Dream @ Jah Bar
The recently formed quartet No Dream (punk, J-pop, Emo) struts their stuff. Entrance RMB15. Starts at 9 p.m.
SUNDAY, July 26
Red Mud @ Little Bar
Folkster Lao Wei's (老尾) Handstand tour with opening artist Liangzi. Entrance RMB20. Starts at 8 p.m.
Lao Wei does a handstand, folk-style, at Little Bar Saturday.
Shoes and Aperitifs @ Latitude Femme
Summer party with music, wine, and Italian fashion shoes. No cover charge. 5 to 9 p.m.
Outside Borders @ No. 10 Gallery of Art
Contemporary art exhibition exploring art concepts across cultural boundaries. Through August 18.
Image Spirit: Contemporary Art @ K Gallery
Featuring works of He Duoling, Zhou Chunya, Ye Yongqing, Guo Wei, Shi Jinzhen, Liu Hong, Chen Wenling, Luo Fahui, Wang Chengyun, He Gong, Zhang Xiaotao, Pang Maokun, Tang Ke, Li Changlong, and Li Guo. July 25 to September 16.
Black Screen @ Re-C Art Space
(黑屏) Artists: He Yunchang, Ma Yongfeng, Shao Yinong & Mu Chen, Wang Qingsong, Wu Chengdian. Through August 28.
Six Directions @ A4 Gallery
Contemporary art exhibition by Chinese artists He Qianli (何千里), Wang Haichuan (王海川), Xu Li (许力), Ceng Hong (曾宏), and (Liao Xinsong (廖新松). Through August 22.
First Aid Training @ Red Cross Sichuan Province (Yushuang Lu, Red Cross, 4th Fl.)
Saturdays and Sundays. Registration fee: RMB 110. For the enrollment form, click here. For English-language information, contact Hans at 13880710998.
Pizza, Pasta, Lunch Specials @ Vera Napoli
15 to 20 RMB burgers and sandwich sets, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. All pasta dishes half-price all day every Tuesday. All pizzas half-price all day every Saturday. Through July 31.
Half-Price Baked Goods @ Peter's Tex Mex
All locations. After 8 p.m.
Shamrock Drink Specials @ Shamrock
Coffees, fruit juices, hot drinks. 5 RMB to 15 RMB. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Plus 20 RMB lunch specials, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ladies' Night @ Mooney's
Free martinis for ladies. Thursdays all night.
Bai Shui (白水) + Friends @ Machu Picchu
Monday, July 27, 8 p.m. Entrance RMB30.
Pathos and Joyance @ Jiaozi Concert Hall
Brahms and Mendelsohn performed by the Sichuan Symphony Orchestra. Friday, July 31, 8 p.m.
Chengdu Oceanarium Soft Opening @ Chengdu Oceanarium (former site of the Chengdu Amusement Park)
Celebration of the opening of West China's largest ocean-theme park. Saturday, August 1.
DJ Siku @ Hemp House
French DJ puts on a breakbeats and techno party. Entrance RMB10. Saturday, August 1, 10 p.m.
Fourth Chengdu Biennale @ the International Exhibition Center. Theme: Narration of China. RMB 10 to 20. July 28 to August 28.
Obstruction @ A Thousand Plateaus
Multimedia exhibit exploring "art not as representation but as obstruction," featuring the works of artists Chen Qiulin (陈秋林), Guan Yinfu (关音夫), Xiao Xiong (肖雄), Yu Ji (余极), and Zhang Hui (张慧). Opening July 28, 3 p.m. Through Sept. 30.
Jasmine Leong in Concert @ Sichuan Provincial Gymnasium
"The queen of love songs" (梁静茹) famous for her love-themed pop ballads. August 22. Starts at 7:30 p.m.