Catch Beijingers Convenience Store this Saturday at Kuan Xiangzi's Jiong Box shop, where they'll be signing copies of their latest release, "Tide," and later that night at the Little Bar.
FRIDAY, August 7
"Nonsense" @ Chengdu Tianyi Art Galley
2009 Chengdu contemporary art exhibition, a small-scale response to the Chengdu Biennale. Closes today. Free entrance. The Tianyi Art Museum is located at 20 Wuhou Dadao Sanhe Section (武侯大道三河段20号).
National Themes @ Jiaozi Concert Hall
Chinese, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Mexican, and Czech folk tunes. Starts at 8 p.m. Tickets: 50 to 200 RMB.
Pathetic Meditation "Eternal Concert" Tour @ Little Bar
(悲怆冥想乐队 - Beichuan Mingxiang) Chongqing black metal quintet. Starts at 8 p.m. Entrance: 25 RMB.
Viva la Panda! @ Lan Town
Autumn celebration dance party in memory of Xiongmao, featuring former Xiongmao DJs Future and Tan, with special guest Gavin from Ireland. Spinning progressive house, techno, and trance. Starts at 9 p.m. Entrance: 10 RMB.
Pink Party @ Jambo Africa House
Wear pink. Starts at 9 p.m. No cover charge with purchase of at least 10 RMB.
DJ Wu @ Cafe Panam(e)
Old-school hip hop, dirty electro. Drink specials all night. Starts at 10 p.m. No cover charge.
SATURDAY, August 8
Comiday IV @ Sichuan Science & Technology Museum
"A wonderful world." Comiday is a two-day comics convention with comic books, animations, cosplay, music, live performances. Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entrance: 15 RMB.
Chengdu's Comiday IV, the city's only regular comic and cosplay convention, will bring out the weirdly and well-dressed this weekend.
Major League Baseball Park @ Sichuan University
Mini-baseball tournament, pitching machine and batting cage, official uniforms and gear. Sponsored by Helios. Saturday and Sunday, next to the foreign students' classrooms.
"Up" 3D @ New City Cinema
Special 3D screening of Pixar's 10th feature film "Up." Register here for a half-price ticket and free popcorn and soda. Screening starts at 5 p.m. Tickets: 40 RMB with pre-registration; 80 RMB without.
Pixar's latest release, "Up," shows in 3D this Saturday.
Beijing Britpop band Convenience Store.
Cara Phillips @ the Bookworm
Jazz, showtunes, rock, and more from Australian singer Cara Phillips. Starts at 9 p.m. No cover charge.
DJ Jovian @ Hemp House
Hip hop. Starts at 10 p.m. Entrance: 10 RMB.
"MJ Resurrection Night!"@ Foxy Bar
Michael Jackson resurrection night. Music and live performances. Starts at 10 p.m. No cover charge.
SUNDAY, August 9
Flash Mob @ Kuan Zhai Xiangzi
A flash mob is part-public stunt, part-performance art meant to grab the attention of passersby. In cities around the world, groups gather and perform a pre-planned action for a specified period of time. Previous flash mobs have included the Worldwide Pillow Fight and London's Silent Disco. Chengdu's flash mob will take place for one minute between 7 and 7:30 p.m.
A flash mob alights on Kuan Xiangzi this Sunday.
"SC Show" @ White Nights Kuan Xiangzi
Solo exhibition featuring the gritty street photography of Meng Zhaoran, a young local studying in France. Closes today.
"Outside Borders" @ No. 10 Gallery of Art
Contemporary art exhibition exploring art concepts across cultural boundaries. Through August 18.
"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.
"China Narratives": Fourth Chengdu Biennale @ the International Exhibition Center. Showcasing hundreds of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and installations by hundreds of local and national established and emerging artists. Read more here. Entrance: 20 RMB. Through August 28.
"Black Screen" @ Re-C Art Space
(黑屏) Artists: He Yunchang, Ma Yongfeng, Shao Yinong & Mu Chen, Wang Qingsong, Wu Chengdian. Through August 28.
"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. Through September 16.
"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 September 30.
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.
FOOD AND DRINK PROMOTIONS
Pasta, Wine, Pizza Specials @ Vera Napoli
All pasta dishes half-price all day every Tuesday. All pizzas half-price all day every Saturday. All French Bordeaux wines half-price all day every Friday. Through August 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.
Cocktail Night @ Shamrock
RMB 15 cocktails specials. Thursdays.
Iteration @ the Bookworm
Poetry reading by poet and barefoot performance artist Margareta Waterman. Monday, August 10, 7:30 p.m. No cover charge.
American Consul General Welcome Reception @ La Rôtisserie
Networking event and buffet dinner to welcome the U.S. Consulate's new general, David Brown. Tuesday, August 11, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Entrance: AmCham members, 150 RMB; non-members, 200 RMB.
Women in Business @ TBA
British Chamber of Commerce's regular Women in Business group networking event. Tuesday, August 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
"Through Our Eyes" @ O Gallery
Exhibition depicting life through the eyes of Sichuan's most talented young oil painters. Opening is at 1 p.m. on August 16. Runs through August 22.
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.
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