FRIDAY | MARCH 11
Bookworm Literary Festival 2011: Money or the Muse? @ Bookworm
What comes first? The need to tell a story or the need to make a buck? Prolific and pragmatic Australian authors Kate Jennings and Brian Castro talk about feeding themselves as well as the muse. RMB50 (incl. 1 glass of wine or soft drink). Starts at 7.30 p.m.
Bookworm Literary Festival 2011: MALA Launch Party @ Bookworm
The Chengdu Bookworm Literary Journal is a collection of poetry, short fiction, literary non-fiction and work in translation, supported by graphic art and photography. Free entrance. Starts at 9 p.m.
Saer @ Machu Picchu
Xinjiang Folk. RMB30. Starts 9 p.m.
Cowboy in Chengdu @ Elephant Bar
Folk with Kitchen & Liba. RMB20. Starts at 8 p.m.
DJ YangBing @ Nanuna
Beijing Techno. RMB50 (incl. 1 German Beer). Starts at 10 p.m.
Everything is nothing @ Lan Town
DJs Solar & Future K. RMB10. Starts at 10 p.m.
Lounge @ Morning Bar
with DJ Armini. RMB10. Starts at 8 p.m.
Mysterious Guest DJ @ Shamrock
Act the fool @ Cafe Paname
Dresscode: Carnival, Wrong, extravaganza, Crazy, hats. Beerbong, happy hour & dress prizes
SATURDAY | MARCH 12
Boss Ma Band @ Hemp House
Live Jazz. RMB30 (incl. 1 drink). Starts at 9 p.m.
7th Anniversary Party @ Machu Picchu
If you are not too lazy help to blow out the candles on the birthday cake. Free entrance. Starts at 8 p.m.
Bass Attack @ Cafe Paname
With DJs WU & Zombie. Happy Hour 10-11 p.m. Buy 1 Get 1 free. Fucked Up Hour 2-3 a.m.
DJ Sheila @ Shamrock
SUNDAY | MARCH 13
Tea Rex: Gongfu Cha for the masses @ Lan Town
Bilingual Tea Tasting. Free entrance. Starts at 3 p.m.
Bye, bye Rottenmudpit! @ Redstar 35 (Hongxing Lu No. 35)
Farewell solo exhibition of one of Chengdu's most talented illustrators & graphic designers. February 26 - March 20
Two roads diverged @ Re-C Art Space
North Village Independent Workshop exhibition. February 26 - March 19
Bookworm Literary Festival 2011: World Goes to Pieces @ Bookworm
Malaysian-Australian baritone rapper and slam poet, Omar Musa delivers a
trademark performance of powerful, social& conscious rap.
RMB50 (incl. 1 glass of wine or soft drink). Starts at 7.30 p.m. Monday, March 14
Alliance française film night @ Kaffe Stugan
Free entrance. R.S.V.P. By email to kaffestugan [AT] live [DOT] com
Les hôtes de la nuit - Night lodgers from Mozambique (Portuguese/ French & Chinese) 6 - 6.50 p.m.
Si le vent soulève les sables - Sounds of Sand from Belgium (French/Chinese & English) 7-8.40 p.m.
Le Prince from Tunisia (Arabic/French & Chinese) 9-10.50 p.m.
March 14, Monday
RMB50 (incl. 1 glass of wine or soft drink). Starts at 7.30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16
Bookworm Literary Festival 2011: Measuring Africa @ Bookworm
Nigerian writer & journalist Helon Habila presents his disturbing tale of brotherhood, mixed fortunes, famine, bigotry and history in rural Nigeria.
RMB50 (incl. 1 glass of wine or soft drink). Starts at 7.30 p.m. Thursday March 17
St. Patrick's Day Shamrock
Live Rock with Red Water. RMB88 All-you-can-drink (on selected drinks). Free Irish Car Bomb for green costumes. Thursday March 17
St. Patrick's Day @ Underground
with Irish Music and Drink promotions including, of course, Guinness as well as a FREE Irish Stew. Starts at 7 p.m. Thursday March 17
Bookworm Literary Festival 2011: When a Billion Chinese Jump @ Bookworm
In his travelogue 'When a Billion Chinese Jump: How China Will Save the World- or Destroy It' Jonathon Watts discusses the environmental impact of China today and the future.
RMB50 (incl. 1 glass of wine or soft drink). Starts at 7.30 p.m. Saturday, March 19
Reggae Party @ Hemp House
Reggae, Swing & Funk with DJ Fiete. RMB15. Starts at 9.30 p.m. Saturday March 19
The French & Rugby @ Shamrock
with THE French band & RBS 6 Nations. Saturday March 19
Butler & Maid Costumes Party @ Underground
Free entrance. Starts at 7 p.m. Saturday March 19
Bookworm Literary Festival 2011: Country Driving @ Bookworm
In his third China novel American writer and journalist Peter Hessler gives an unique overview of contemporary China through the prism of car mania.
RMB50 (incl. 1 glass of wine or soft drink). Starts at 7.30 p.m. Sunday March 20
Akihiro Tanaka @ Little Bar
Japanese solo guitarist. Free entrance. Starts at 4 p.m. Sunday March 20