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FRIDAY | JULY 30
Now is Nao @ Little Bar
In Chinese, Nao (孬) means "bad" or "cowardly." After their first Chengdu show at Hemp House on Thursday night, the three Chinese Malaysians who comprise noise rock band Nao are rocking the 'Du again at Le Petit Bar. Support: The Hit. RMB 40. Starts at 8 p.m.
Shamanica @ Lan Town
Psytrance night with many DJs, psychedelic environment, double happy hour, and more. Release your inner shaman and dance till morning. RMB 10. Starts at 10 p.m. More info: 13548061306
Funky Disco @ Le Café Panam(e)
70s, 80s theme party. Free entrance. Starts at 10 p.m.
SATURDAY | JULY 31
Hua Lun 2010 China Tour @ Little Bar
Instrumental noise rock from Wuhan touring with new album Asian River. Listen to Hua Lun (花伦) on douban. Support: 48V (Ambient/Electronic). RMB 40. Starts at 8 p.m.
One Night in Chengdu, Stand by Rene @ Sichuan Provincial Gymnasium
People call her "nai cha" (milk tea), because her music is full of gentleness. Taiwan pop singer Rene Liu's (刘若英) concert in Chengdu, one night only. Starts at 8 p.m. RMB 280-1580. Internet booking here. Ticket hotline: 028-66510500.
Sailor's Striped Shirt Party @ Jambo Africa House
Haihun shirts (海魂衫), Huili shoes (回力鞋), red scarves...let's go back to the old China on August 1, Chinese Army Day! Free entrance. Starts at 8:30 p.m.
SUNDAY | AUGUST 1
Maturity. Stillness. @ Jelly Fish
Oil painting exhibition from Zhang Lu (张璐). From August 1 to 9.
Stolen Time @ Little Bar
On her debut tour, indie/folk singer Shao Yibei (邵夷贝) attracted almost a thousand people at Mao Live House in Shanghai. With the newly released album Guojiajia (过家家), the "elder artistic woman" is on the road again. RMB 60. (RMB 50 for advance booking) Starts at 8 p.m. Watch Shao's video "The Song of Elder Artistic Women" (大龄文艺女青年之歌) at Mao Live House last month here.
One Year Anniversary @ Elephant Bar
Free drinks, live music from Qingxing (浅醒) and special activities for a week, all to celebrate the weaning of the little elephant. Free entrance. Starts at 8:30 p.m.
India Zoo @ 7788 Space
Indian art and photography exhibition. Free entrance. Through August 8.
Rock and Chinese Traditional Music Live @ Kuan Zhai Alley
Chinese traditional music every afternoon and rock bands every Friday and Saturday night from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Until August 28. Free entrance. See performance program here (Chinese only).
Kehua Tiandi: Etchings from the Louvre's Collection《刻画天地——法国卢浮宫馆藏铜版画展》@ Sichuan Museum
Etchings of a number of renowned pieces from the Louvre, including the Mona Lisa. French-Sino cultural-exchange activities. From July 14 to September 5. Click here for more information (Chinese only).
Reggae Party @ Hemp House
Chengdu's regular reggae night. DJ The Robbit bringing you the finest in reggae and dancehall. Every first Saturday of month. RMB 15. Starts at 10 p.m. Saturday, August 7.
Unraveling the Sick Road @ Little Bar
Australian Jack and British Ed each traveled through 60 countries before meeting each other in India, and now they are in China. They have fused their musical influences and have come to the middle kingdom to play together. Click here to listen. RMB 30. Starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 7.