FRIDAY | MARCH 9
Bookworm Literary Festival: Watch the Throne: Shieldwall. @ Bookworm
Award-winning British, Asia-based fantasy writer Justin Hill presents his latest book, about warmongering vikings in England a millennium ago. RMB50 (Incl. one drink). Starts at 7.30 p.m.
6th Anniversary Party @ Lan Town
Day 2: Blue Moon Party with DJ Geezer, Cvalda & Solar. Free Entrance.
Af-Soft @ Xiongmao
Minimal House. Free entrance. Starts at 9.30 p.m.
Women's Day Party @ Shamrock
Ladies night and anyone who dresses as lady gets free drinks (selected drinks).
SATURDAY | MARCH 10
Bookworm Literary Festival: You Will Be My Friend! @ Bookworm
Children's book writer & illustrator Peter Brown leads kids through an interactive event featuring Lucy the Bear, a character from his children's book You Will Be My Friend! Ages 4 to 8. RMB50 (Incl. one drink). Noon to 2 p.m.
Bookworm Literary Festival: Midnight in Peking @ Bookworm
Novelist, historian, and business analyst Paul French solves the true-story murder of expat Pamela Werner, the daughter of a former British consul to China in the 1930s. RMB50 (Incl. one drink). Starts at 7.30 p.m.
Gaoxin @ Machu Picchu
Local folk. RMB30. Starts at 9 p.m.
The Beer Night @ Cafe Paname
with DJ Foster. Geezer's microbrew beer drinking contest: Stout beer RMB15, cider RMB15.
SUNDAY | MARCH 11
Bookworm Literary Festival| Shipwrecked Body: Identity Begins with Desire @ Bookworm
Mexican novelist Ana Clavel discusses gender identities in a multimedia book talk. In Shipwrecked Body, a woman wakes up in a man's body, leading to the novel's ultimate questioning of the performative aspects of gender identities. RMB50 (Incl. one drink). RMB50 (Incl. one drink). Starts at 2 p.m.
Bookworm Literary Festival: Getting Published @ Bookworm
China-based authors Paul French and Derek Sandhaus share their experiences and discuss effective steps and techniques for getting published. RMB50 (Incl. one drink). Starts at 5 p.m.
Bookworm Literary Festival: The Life of Irène Némirovsky @ Bookworm
French writer Oliver Philipponnat presents his international best-selling biography of a rediscovered female Ukrainian-Jewish novelist in French exile (with short documentary film of the Shoah memorial). RMB50 (Incl. one drink). Starts at 7.30 p.m
Adumbration @ Re-C Art Space
Chinese contemporary art exhibition with Chen Liangjie, Cheng Nong, Chen Xianhui, Chen Yufan, Duan Jianyu, He Peng, Ji Lei, Liu Wei, Qin Qing, Tang He, Tu Hongtao, Wang Yabin, Yin Chaoyang, Yu Yong, Zhang Litao, Zheng Delong. Free entrance. February 28 till April 1
Xichang Diary @ Blue Roof Gallery
Group exhibition with Guo Wei, Guo Jin, Luo Fahui, Ma Liuming, Song Yonghong, Song Yongping, Wang Jinsong, Xue Song, Yang Mian, Zhao Nengzhi. Free entrance. March 10 till April 10
Bookworm Literary Festival Shanghai Girls: Uncensored and Unsentimental @ Bookworm
Shanghai-based U.S. writer Mina Hanbury-Tenison talks about her "go-getting" tutorial for Shanghai women, which she learned largely as the result of ghostwriting Shanghai Girls: Uncensored and Unsentimental, as told to her by Shanghai-born, international businesswoman Lan Lan. RMB50 (Incl. one drink). Starts at 7.30 p.m. Monday, March 12
Sotheby Pre-sale exhibition @ Shangri-la
Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite, Important Watches. March 13-14 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.
Bookworm Literary Festival Hot Art @ Bookworm
After four years of undercover investigation chasing cunning and eccentric characters around the world, Toronto-based journalist Joshua Knelman lifts the veil off the dirty and corrupt international art-crime scene. RMB50 (Incl. one drink). Starts at 7.30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13
Bookworm Literary Festival Comedy of (Dangerous) Errors @ Bookworm
Bestselling post-Soviet writer Andrei Kurkov reads from his recent novel The Milkman in the Night, described as an absurdist, dark satirical novel staged in a post-Orange revolution Kiev. RMB50 (Incl. one drink). Starts at 7.30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14
Bookworm Literary Festival Tiger Head, Snake Tails: China Today, How It Got there and Where It Is Heading @ Bookworm
Will China rule the world? Or is all just smoke and mirrors? In his latest book, "Tiger Head, Snake Tails," British historian and journalist Jonathan Fenby trickily proposes that the answer is both – and neither. Starts at 7.30 p.m. Thursday, March 15
The Bug @ Xiongmao
Uk Dubstep/Dubtronica (Hyperdub, Ninjatune,Digital Hardcore Recordings, Rephlex) & Daddy Freddy the world's fastest rapper. RMB60 (students RMB40). Starts at 9.30 p.m. Friday, March 16
Bookworm Literary Festival Decadence and Tales from Old China @ Bookworm
Chengdu-based American writer and editor Derek Sandhaus on the alleged lover of Empress Dowager Cixi and Beijings 's original "sexpat" Sir Edmund Backhouse. RMB50 (Incl. one drink). Starts at 7.30 p.m. Friday, March 16
Happy 8th Birthday @ Machu Picchu
Free entrance. Starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day Party @ Shamrock
With Red Water. Wear green, be loud and chug cold Guiness. Free entrance. Saturday, March 17
Bookworm Literary Festival Searching for Guan Yin @ Bookworm
In her debut title, Chengdu-based Canadian/British author Sarah E. Truman explores her lifelong affinity with Guan Yin Bodhisattva in a two-year journey through China. RMB50 (Incl. one drink). Starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18
One of China's best-known authors of spy thrillers, Mai Jia (刀尖), discusses espionage and seduction during Republican times. In Chinese with English translation. RMB50 (Incl. one drink). Starts at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 18
Having published 55 books in 20 years, fiction, poetry, translation and non-fiction, in English and Chinese, Australian-Chinese writer, editor, and translator Ouyang Yu talks about the discipline and drive it takes to write across genres, languages, and borders. RMB50 (Incl. one drink). Starts at 7.30 p.m. Sunday, March 18