Bing'ai (秉爱) @ Sichuan University
Over a million people were relocated out of the flood basin created by China's massive Three Gorges Dam. But at least one peasant woman dared to refuse relocation. Director Feng Yan follows ten years in the life of Zhang Bing'ai, a woman like millions of Chinese farmers, who doggedly struggles with her fate and patiently tests her luck, all the while caught in the throes of the era. More info here. (Located at Sichuan Daxue Renlei Yanjiusuo, enter from the east door of Chuanda History Museum). Free entrance. Starts at 7 p.m.
Constellation Party @ Jambo Africa House
Different cocktails for different constellations. Get one free cocktail if you are a Cancer (don't forget to bring your ID card), it's your month now! Free entrance. Starts at 7 p.m.
A Conniving Smile @ Little Bar
Local Alternative Rock/Britpop band Novocaine (麻醉剂) will celebrate the release of their EP at Little Bar this Friday night. Support: Chan Lean And Happy Tree Friends. RMB 25. Starts at 8 p.m.
Now's the Time @ Panda Club
DJ Harry Ho. Yes, Harry Ho. RMB 20. Starts at 10 p.m.
SATURDAY | JULY 3
Free Donuts @ D's Donuts & Coffee
Newly opened donut shop D's Donuts & Coffee is providing an opening sale—starting at noon, get a free 2-donut gift package (limited to the first 50 customers), or get one free donut after 6 p.m. From July 3 to 11.
Independence Day Charity Celebration Meishi International School
Amcham Independence Day Charity Celebration. RMB 320/220/80 (non-members, members, children). Shuttles buses leave at 4 p.m. from Kempinski Hotel and return at 9.30 p.m.
Los Piratas del Monte @ Little Bar
Composed of Colombian and Cuban musicians and members of the U.S. Latin and Afro-beat group Umoja Orchestra, the pirates' performances reflect a deep love for the music of Latin America. Listen to Los Piratas del Montehere RMB 30. Starts at 8 p.m.
Wang Lei @ Hemp House
People on douban keep asking which Wang Lei (王磊) is playing, and it seems they got the answer they wanted—it's the famous independent musician of Chinese rock and electronic circles since the mid-90s, the guy with the ponytail, Wang Lei from Guangzhou. One fan commented that the RMB 15 entrance was so cheap he wanted to cry. Starts at 10 p.m. Support: DJ Matt from Belgium.
SUNDAY | JUNE 4
Up in the Air @ Lan Town
Nominated for 6 Oscars, movie Up in the Air is adapted from Walter Kirn's novel (finally, I know where the new café at Chuanda got their name). Discussion after movie. Free entrance. Starts at 3 p.m.
Independence Day Specials @ Jelly Fish and Mooney's
The slippery Jelly Fish offers half-price on American cocktails and RMB 10 Jim Beam shots, while Mooney's holds a BBQ on the terrace with a special menu, drink specials, games, and lucky draws. America's "National Day" seems more interesting than China's!
The First Southwest Universities Graduates Exhibition @ West Village Lifestyle Center
Southwest University graduates exhibition. Contemporary art with paintings, installations & sculptures. Daily 10 a.m. - 6.30 p.m. Through July 3.
Dreaming of Plateau @ Eight and a Half Bar
Documentaries about Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Starts at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday, through July 7. Free entrance.
[V] Night @ Lan Town
Since the English sailors went home from South Africa, England fans can escape from the football games and enjoy some British music videos: Gorillaz DEMON DAYS LIVE in Manchester and Gorillaz Phase One: Celebrity take down. Free entrance. Starts at 9 p.m., Monday, July 5.
600km Bike Ride Challenge @ (It's such a long way, I can't include all the names here. Look at the map, dear.)
Hans said he himself and his Ghost Rider Team have no legal responsibility for your life during the challenge, but don't worry, insurance is included in the entry fee. RMB 210. Register first. July 10 to 11. More info at official website. Hans 13880710998, email@example.com
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