God save the queen. Today the Dutch celebrate their queen and their country at Dave's Oasis and Cafe Panam(e).
THURSDAY: Ladies' Night @ Mooney's Irish Pub. Free white wine for ladies all night.
THURSDAY: Tulips, Tricks and Tall People @ Dave's Oasis. A celebration of Queen Beatrix and all things Dutch. Starts at 7 p.m.
THURSDAY: Salsa class @ Carol's Too. Starts at 8 p.m.
THURSDAY: Queensday 2009 @ Cafe Panam(e). Hosted by all you can beat. Starts at 9 p.m.
THURSDAY: ZMF Warmup Part 2 @ Xiong Mao. Two-room party w Geezer, Future K, Tam, Jiongjiong & Killer. Starts at 10 p.m. Free entrance.
Electropop band from Sweden Electroboys play the Zebra Music Festival main stage on Friday.
FRIDAY: Grand Opening @ Sichuan Provincial Museum. Free for the first 4,000 visitors. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FRIDAY: Little Spoon @ Indie Coffee. Live local folk duo. Starts at 9 p.m. Free entrance.
FRIDAY: Hotpot Party @ Cafe Panam(e). Hip hop, electro w/ DJ Wu. Starts at 10 p.m. Free entrance.
SATURDAY: Dao Chu Luan Gao @ 37 Degrees Bar. Experimental folk. Starts at 7 p.m. Entrance 20 RMB.
SATURDAY: TMD Saturdays @ Nueva Musica. Djs Wu, R-sun, Antz, Braedon and Marty B. Starts at 9 p.m. Entrance: 30 RMB (ladies get in free before 10).
SATURDAY: Zhang Quan @ Machu Picchu. Solo folk concert from Yunnan. Starts at 9 p.m. Free entrance.
SATURDAY: Little Spoon @ Indie Coffee. Live local folk duo. Starts at 9:40 p.m. Free entrance.
SATURDAY: Drink specials @ Dave's Oasis. 10 RMB beer + shots 'til 10 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Events
SATURDAY: Chinglish Corner @ The Leg & Whistle. Social event for Chinese and English learners. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free entrance.
SATURDAY: Esperanto Corner @ Dongfang Tea House, Tangba Street. Social event for speakers of Esperanto. 2 to 6 p.m. Entrance: 3 RMB (incl. cup of tea).
French dubsteppers Hightone play the Zebra Music Festival main stage on Sunday evening. Photo by JiF.
SUNDAY: Solo performance w Bodo @ Shamrock. Starts at 9 p.m. Free entrance.
FRESH ARTICHOKES! @ Del Mar Restaurant. Whole or added to your dish for only 12 RMB each. Every day in April. Del Mar is also adding new items to the menu, including tapas (8 to 30 RMB) and a 6-RMB new Tsingdao beer promotional price.
"Chengdu, Chengdu" @ Gallery 82. Chengdu-inspired street photography. Solo exhibition with Qi Hong. Through June 8.
A Certain Kind of Post-Modernism @ A Thousand Plateaus Gallery. Paintings and photography from China's post-modernists. Tuesdays to Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. this month.
"Unforgettable" Earthquake Photography Exhibition @ Gallery 82. Opening May 9.
Chengdu Sports Aid Half Marathon and 10K on May 9. Register at Shamrock on May 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. or contact Kelly at 13438256069 or kellyponton [at] gmail [dot] com Registration fee: 50 RMB, or add 10 RMB for brunch. Go here for more information
Nail @ Little Bar. May 8. Classic rock.
Hollerado @ Little Bar. Canadian band with special guest Storyline. Wednesday, May 6. Starts at 8 p.m. Entrance: 25 RMB.
Proximity Butterfly @ Machu Picchu. Psychedelic rock. May 16. Starts at 9 p.m. Entrance: 20 RMB