FRIDAY | MARCH 23
Bookworm Literary Festival: Again! @ Bookworm
Children's book author and illustrator Emily Gravett tells the story of Cedric the stubburn dragon and his favorite book. Ages 4 to 8. RMB50 (Incl. one drink). Starts at 6 p.m.
Dj Stiop @ Hemp House
German Minimal/TechHouse/Electro mixed with Reggae/Rock/Folk. RMB30 (Incl. one drink). Starts at 10 p.m.
Western University Band Concert @
Sichuan Normal University
Local rock with shita, s-mud & lasting memory. Free entrance. Start at 7.30 p.m.
SATURDAY | MARCH 24
Bookworm Literary Festival Pack Men – Football, Brotherhood and Beer @ Bookworm
Starting off with a performance of a section of his "one-woman" short show, Scottish writer Alan Bissett talks about football, brotherhood, and beer set against the riots in the 2008 UEFA Cup Finals in Manchester. RMB50 (Incl. one drink). Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Bookworm Literary Festival Music and the Spoken Word @ Bookworm
A fun-filled evening of live music and spoken word performances from the local Chengdu community hosted by Kirstin Innes, a Glasgow-based writer, journalist, budding novelist, and host of Glasgow's literary salon Words Per Minute. Free entrance. Starts at 9 p.m.
SUNDAY | MARCH 25
Bookworm Literary Festival Scratch Film Workshop @ Bookworm
An experimental afternoon of retro VJ skills with paint, pencils, and knives and Beijing-based filmmaker Vicky Mohieddeen's suitcase stuffed with Super 8 film and other scraps of visuals and music. RMB50 (Incl. one drink). Starts at 2 p.m.
Bookworm Literary Festival Screening – Future Shorts @ Bookworm
Vicky Mohieddeen from Electric Shadows presents the world's largest short film network in a shorts-screening and Q & A session. To Die by Your Side (Spike Jonze, 2011), Bear (Nash Edgerton, 2011), Quadrangle (Amy Grappell, 2010), and Love You More (Sam Taylor Wood, 2007). RMB50 (Incl. one drink). Starts at 7.30 p.m.
The Tasty Trance Show @ Music House
with EAB, Card B Card B & Big Flip. RMB40 (students RMB30). Starts a 8 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
Sun Xun @ A4 Gallery
Solo exhibition. March 17 - May 17
Open House @ Léman International School
RSVP with anna[DOT]esposito[@]lis-chengdu[DOT]com 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. March 27-28
First health talk @ H-Hotel
Practical healthy living information with ParkwayHealth Chengdu. Drinks & snacks. Free entrance (RSVP with Tata Zheng 15928045537) 7.30 - 9.00 p.m. Friday, March 29
Faithless music video with bits from A State of Mind
Screening – North Korean Double Bill: A State of Mind and Departures @ Bookworm
Koryo Tours second documentary, A State of Mind follows North Korean schoolgirls and their family over the course of one year as they struggle to prepare for the world's biggest mass performance: the Arirang Festival in Pyongyang.
Departures: North Korea is a two-part Canadian television travel documentary featuring the two hosts and DPRK travel supremo Nicholas Bonner from Koryo Tours on a jaunt around the world's least-visited country. Starts at 6:30 p.m. RMB50 (Incl. one drink). Saturday, March 30
Screening – North Korean Double Bill: Crossing the Line and Our Flavour @ Bookworm
Crossing the Line (2005) is the third documentary produced by Koryo Tours and tells the story of James Joseph Dresnok, who as a young U.S. soldier during the Korean war deserted to the communist enemy and has since lived in the DPRK.
Our Flavour (2003) is a DPRK romantic comedy that shows the different challenges of different Pyongyang families and their temptations of Western influence.
The double screening is followed by a Q & A with DPRK travel expert Simon Cockerell from Koryo Tours.
Starts at 2 p.m. RMB50 (Incl. one drink). March 31, Saturday
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