FRIDAY | JULY 9
600 km Bike Ride Challenge
Hans says he 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. More info at official website. Hans 13880710998, email@example.com
Singing and Living @ Little Bar
Local folk artist Liangzi (亮子) aka "the guy with the Harry Potter glasses." Special guest: Crow's Feet Band vocalist Shiying (师颖). Support: Spin Coral (旋转珊瑚). RMB 25. Starts at 8 p.m.
Happy Soundy @ Le Café Panam(e)
Reggae & Dancehall with Fifi the Rabbit. Free entrance. Starts at 10 p.m.
YoMoFo @ Panda Club
Techno, Breaks & Dubstep with DJs D.Bassman, Marco Duits & Geezer. RMB20. Starts at 10 p.m.
SATURDAY | JULY 10
Jia Hongsheng Tribute @ Elephant Bar
In memorial of actor Jia Hongsheng (贾宏声, 1967-2010) who passed away on July 5, Elephant Bar is playing 2 of Jia's most remarkable movies—Suzhou River (苏州河, 2000), the stylishly unconventional romance, starts at 2 p.m.; Quitting (昨天), the story of Jia's journey on the cutting edge of China's artistic movement in the early '90s, starts at 4 p.m. Free entrance.
Grasshoppers Return 2010 @ Sichuan Provincial Gymnasium
Hong Kong pop band Grasshoppers (草蜢). Starts at 7.30 p.m.
World Cup Winner @ Little Bar
Crow's Feet Band (鱼尾纹), Tongdang (童党), Mosaic (马赛克), and Mr. Turtle (海龟先生) celebrate the World Cup with you. Apart from playing their own music, you'll also hear some familiar football theme songs in this party before the final on the 12th. RMB 40. Starts at 8 p.m. Wear your football jersey, mate!
The Visible @ Re-C Art Space
Contemporary art exhibition with Ji Lei, Tang Ke, Tu Hongtao, Wu Jianjun, Zheng Delong. Through July 10.
Free Donuts @ D's Donuts & Coffee
Newly opened donut shop D's Donuts & Coffee is providing an opening sale—get a free 2-donuts gift package (limited to the first 50 customers) starting at noon. Or get one free donut after 6 p.m. From July 3 to 11.
Green Trilogy @ Eight and a Half Bar
Chang-dong Lee movie week. This talented South Korean director/writer has received countless awards, including special director's award at the Venice Film Festival. Green Fish, July 14. Oasis, July 15. Peppermint Candy, July 16. All movies start at 7:30 p.m. Free entrance.
S4 - Sichuan Super Social Sevens @ Renmin Nan Lu Outdoor Shops
Chengdu Rugby Football Club hosts SW China's first-ever rugby tournament. Six teams (Xiamen Typhoons, Shenzhen Dragons, Chongqing Conquerors, Chongqing Southwest University, Chengdu Blacks, and Chengdu Whites); 20+ matches; activities including kids' rugby coaching. Refreshments, beverages and BBQ. Rugby Sevens is now recognized as an Olympic sport and will debut in the 2016 Olympic Games. Although Sevens is popular all over the world and its biggest event is held annually in Hong Kong, Rugby has yet to make a major impact on Mainland China. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, July 17. Location: Prison Yard (near Renmin Nan Lu's computer city).
Your Secondhand Life @ Hemp House
Chengdu's biggest flea market and secondhand community market! Donations are currently being collected and can be dropped off at Hemp House or Bookworm. Sunday, July 25. Starts at 2 p.m.
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