FRIDAY | DECEMBER 17
First Anniversary @ Le Sud
Buffet. RMB58 p.p.
Smash The Pizza Asia Tour @ Little Bar
Up-rising punk rock band from Beijing, Larry's Pizza is going to show fans in Chengdu what "skate-punk" is. Support: Space Rocket. RMB 40 (student 30). Starts at 8 p.m.
Cam & Matt @ Machu Picchu
Like I what commented about K & L last week—two men can do many things together. Another Laowai duo is going to prove I am right again. Cam's electronics mixes Matt's guitar and vocals this Friday night at 9 in Peru's ancient relics. RMB 20.
Ladies Night @ Shamrock
with DJ Sheela. Free entrance. One free drink for ladies. Starts at 9 p.m.
Second annual Christmas Dinner @ Kaffe Stugan
Swedish Christmas Dinner. RMB129 p.p. (incl. glögg, dinner, dessert, coffee & beer) R.S.V.P. required. Starts at 7.30 p.m.
SATURDAY | DECEMBER 18
Made in Britain @ Sichuan Museum
Lecture about British art from 1980 to present, give by Colin Chinnery. The British Council will also provide activities/public education, such as environmental art, artistic cafes, dialogs with artists, etc. Free of charge but need to register here first. Starts from 2 to 4 p.m.
Old Town Music Festival @ Pingle Music Square
with local folk duo Two Pistols (两只手枪) + oft-repeated Mr. Turtle (海龟先生), Mosaic (马赛克).
Free entrance. Starts at 7 p.m. "Fans' bus" is available at Kuanzhai Alley, 10:30 a.m. RMB30 for one-way and 60 for round trip.
City Lights Movie Salon @ Eight and a Half Bar
"The city needs the lights of movies." Said Sway, laoban of 8 & 1/2 Bar. The City Lights Movie Salon aims at popularizing local movies. Last week, 8 & 1/2 played documentary Path Without Direction as the opening film of the movies salon series. This week, they are going to present 4 short films, which are also from students of SNU's movie college. Meet the directors after movies. Free entrance. Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Karen Mok Concert @ Sichuan Provincial Gymnasium
Hong Kong pop/alternative singer Karen Mok is touring with her new album. It is said that she'll perform Italian opera on her concerts, since she's been studied in Italy during her college years. Tickets RMB 188-1288. Hotline: 400-810-1887.
Shuzi Folk Music Live @ Machu Picchu
Indie/folk singer Shuzi(树子) got his new album Out of Galaxy released earlier this year. Inspired by yoga and Buddhism scriptures, Shuzi's music is just like his name (Tree), natural and tranquil. I can't think of any other bar in Chengdu would be more suitable for Shuzi's live than Machu Pichu. RMB 30. Starts at 9 p.m.
DJ Li @ Shamrock
SUNDAY | DECEMBER 19
Sanshengxiang Flea Market + Impromptu @ Orange
Flea market & concert held by the Sanshengxiang villagers and local/laowai musicians.
Free milk tea for early birds from 8 to 10 a.m. Flea market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. And Morning Bar secret concert is from 3 to 5 p.m. You are welcomed to sell anything or just walk your dogs there.
Glance @ Elephant Bar
Documentaries Glance (小小相望) and Da Lu (大陆), made by an exchange student from Mainland to Taiwan, to tell you the true Mainland in Taiwanese's eyes. Film starts at 3 p.m. Meet the director at 5 p.m. Free entrance.
I don't like you @ Re-C Art Space
Yang Shu Solo Exhibition. November 18 to December 17
Invented Realities @ Chengdu International Photography Center
a retrospective of Jerry N.Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor photographic work. RMB50. October 22 to December 22
Deviated Scenes @ K Gallery
Sketches, paintings and notes by Pang Maokun. Exhibition opening. Starts at 3 p.m.
November 21 to December 26
Exchanging Christmas Gifts @ Lan Town
We all know Lan Town is a huge fan of tarot, constellations and all kinds of augury. This Christmas' Eve, they prepare a gift exchange activity. Bring your own gift there before 11:30 p.m., you might get some serendipity and surprising presents for Christmas. Friday, December 24.