FRIDAY, August 14
Deserts & Algae Live @ Foxy Bar
Taiwanese singer-songwriter Deserts Chang (张悬) is considered one of the leading ladies in the Chinese alternative music industry. Starts at 8 p.m. Ticket: 150 RMB (sold out).
AmCham's TGIF Networking Party @ Half Dozen Mini
Snacks, beer, wine, and music. Starts at 8 p.m. Entrance: 50 RMB (one free ticket per AmCham member organization)
German Beerfest @ Nanuna
All you can drink German beer, fruits. DJs R-Sun, Wu, Three, Xiao Zhi, Xiao Yan, Shen Yi, Wei Wei. Starts at 9 p.m. Entrance: 360 to 420 RMB.
Elephant Fan @ Jambo Africa House
Local band Elephant Fan (大象迷) plays an unplugged set at Jambo Africa House's Goodbye, Summer of 2009 party. Games, rum cocktail specials. Starts at 9 p.m. No cover charge with purchase of at least 10 RMB.
Ladies' Night @ Shamrock
Select drinks free for ladies. DJ dance party. Starts at 9:30 p.m. No cover charge.
D. Bassmann @ Cafe Panam(e)
One of Chengdu's favorite foreign DJs spins electro and house at the Parisian Palace. Happy hour 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. No cover charge. EDIT: D. Bassmann has been canceled; DJ Thomas is playing funk at Cafe Panam(e) Friday night.
SATURDAY, August 15
Bicycle Climbing Training @ Mount Longquan
100 km ascension training. Details in Chinese here or contact Hans Ngo at 13540002223 or info [AT] bikechina [DOT] org for more information. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Participation fees: 10 to 30 RMB
"Doublemint Closer" Road Show @ SM Mall
Music and performances promotional event with actress Zhou Xun 周迅 (Painted Skin, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Beijing Bicycle, Suzhou River). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No cover charge.
"Drift Stalls" @ Lan Town
Secondhand market. 2 p.m. to midnight. No cover charge.
Deserts Chang Meet & Greet @ China Mobile Wireless Music Club
Taiwanese singer/songwriter Deserts Chang meets fans and signs copies of her new album "The City" (城市). Tickets available here (in Chinese only). Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Space Rocket and Ziran Er'ran @ Little Bar
Two local bands come together Saturday to rock out the Little Bar. Space Rocket (太空船), formed in 2007, plays rock. Ziran Er'ran (自然而燃) has been playing their rap-metal fusion since 2005. Starts at 8 p.m. Entrance: 20 RMB.
Cara Phillips @ Bookworm
Australian singer does jazz, rock, and classic showtunes. Starts at 9 p.m. No cover charge.
All You Can Beat @ Hemp House
DJs Andy Mac & Dutsie Wilde will be playing one tune after another. Happy hour (buy 1, get 1 free Carlsberg, 20 RMB cocktails), 10 to 11 p.m. Starts at 10 p.m. Entrance: 15 RMB.
SUNDAY, August 16
Qiang (羌风) @ Sichuan Jincheng Art Palace
A feast of Qiang minority culture featuring traditional Qiang folk music performed by a group of Qiang actors and musicians. Sunday and Monday, 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets from 80 to 680 RMB.
COMMUNITY EVENTS - ONGOING
Major League Baseball Park @ Zizhu Plaza
Mini-baseball tournament, pitching machine and batting cage, official uniforms and gear. Sponsored by Helios. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free to attend.
Free Game @ Exchange Board Game Bar
Leave your phone number for a VIP card and free round of your choice of board game in the bar. Through Saturday, August 15, 3 to 11 p.m.
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.
"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.
"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.
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.
Women in Business @ the Sultan
British Chamber of Commerce meeting for businesswomen. Entrance: 50 RMB (includes dinner and a soft drink). Tuesday, August 18, 6:30 p.m.
All You Can Beat @ Nanuna Four DJs, happy hour specials. Friday, August 21.
Back to School Golf Outing @ Luxe Hills
18 holes. RMB1379 includes cart, caddy, buffet lunch, prizes). RMB120 per hour, RMB20 per 30 balls. Sponsored by Léman International School. Limited capacity. RSVP: don.smith [AT] lis-chengu [DOT] com or 13880528130. Saturday, August 22, 8 a.m.
Jasmine Leong in Concert @ Sichuan Provincial Gymnasium
"The queen of love songs" (梁静茹) famous for her love-themed pop ballads. August 22, 7:30 p.m.
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