THURSDAY, MAY 14
Ladies' night @ Mooney's Irish Pub
Free white wine for ladies all night.
Salsa class @ Carol's Too
Starts at 8 p.m.
Cocktail special @ Shamrock
Thursdaze @ Xiongmao
With DJs Dustie Wilde, Andy Mac & Elektra Kute. Starts at 10 p.m. Free entrance.
FRIDAY, MAY 15
"Dark wavers" Silent-G play Little Bar tomorrow night.
Little Spoon @ Indie Coffee
Live local folk duo. Starts at 9 p.m. Free entrance.
White Party @ Xiongmao
First night of a two-night party celebrating Xiongmao's one-year anniversary. Starts at 10 p.m. Free entrance. PLUS: Closing day of Second Home, installation art by Park Junghyun.
Drop the Beats @ Cafe Panam(e)
With DJ Songfei. Starts at 10 p.m. Free entrance.
SATURDAY, MAY 16
AmCham Social Mixer @ China Club
Traditional Chinese culture day with Chengdu sister city delegation from Phoenxi. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Entrance: 50 RMB members & non-members. Meet at South Train Station Road.
Dao Chu Luan Gao @ 37 Degrees Bar
Experimental folk. Starts at 7 p.m. Entrance: 20 RMB.
Narrenschiff @ New Little Bar
Death metal. Starts at 8 p.m. Entrance: 20 RMB.
Proximity Butterfly @ Machu Picchu
Psychedelic rock. Starts at 9 p.m. Entrance: 20 RMB.
Proximity Butterfly play Machu Picchu Saturday.
Drink specials @ Dave's Oasis
10 RMB beer & shots 'til 10 p.m.
TMD Saturdays @ Nueva Musica
Cheap mix drinks, beer, sangria and limited free-flow Smirnoff plus DJs Wu, R-sun, Antz, Braedon and Marty B. Starts at 9 p.m. Entrance: 30 RMB (ladies free before 10).
Black Party @ Xiongmao
Night two of Xiongmao's one-year-anniversary celebration. Starts at 10 p.m. Free entrance.
D Day @ Shamrock
Live music returns to the rock.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON Events
Chinglish Corner @ The Leg & Whistle
Social event for Chinese and English learners. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free entrance.
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).
SUNDAY, MAY 17
Ma Tiao and the Band @ New Little Bar
Uyghur rock. Starts at 8 p.m. Entrance: 30 RMB.
Uygher rocker Ma Tiao plays Little Bar on Sunday.
Solo performance w Bodo @ Shamrock
Starts at 9 p.m. Free entrance.
Youth Transformation @ Southwest Jiaotong University
Jiu Li Area, Tu Mu Building, 7th Floor (西南交通大学九里校区土木馆7楼). Installation art. Through May 22.
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.
Min Tian @ Blue Roof Gallery
One-year anniversary exhibition of the 5.12 earthquake. Through June 7.
Chengdu, Chengdu @ Gallery 82
Chengdu-inspired street photography. Solo exhibition with Qi Hong. Daily, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through June 8. Free entrance.
Urban Troubadours @ A Thousand Plateaus Gallery
Sino-French exhibition. Through June 10.
Graduate Student Exhibition @ Sichuan University
Wangjang Area, Wenhua Building (四川大学望江校区文华楼). Various media including photography, painting, and short films by Chuan Da students. Through June 12.
Unforgettable @ 82 Gallery
Wenchuan Earthquake special photography exhibition. Through June 22. Free entrance.
United Colors of Music III @ Xiongmao
Three floors of music and dancing. 20 gazillion DJs and almost as many MCs. Friday, May 22, starts at 10 p.m.
Your Secondhand Life @ Hemp House
Chengdu Esperanto Association Bike Ride
310 km non-stop cycling. For the serious cyclist. Bike in memory of the tragedies of 5.12. The route begins at 3:30 a.m. on May 23. Registration deadline: May 20 (60 RMB). Information session: 10 p.m., May 20 at the Chengdu Library, 2nd floor. Further information: 13880710998.
AmCham May Dinner Meeting @ Jinjiang Hotel
on Local Taxation Bureau Briefing. Wednesday, May 20, 6:30 p.m. Entrance: 150 RMB (members), 200 RMB (non-members).
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