THURSDAY, MAY 21
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.
Thirsty Thursdays @ Paulaner's Beer Garden
British Chamber of Commerce evening with complimentary finger food and 40% off beverages. Starts at 7 p.m. Entrance: 20 RMB.
FRIDAY, MAY 22
United Colors of Music III @ Xiongmao
3 floors of music and dancing. 20 gazillion DJs and almost as many MCs. Starts at 10 p.m. Happy hour (buy one, get one free) 10 to 11 p.m. Entrance: 30 RMB or win tickets on GoChengdoo!
Proximity Butterfly @ FC Bar (Wenjiang)
Psychedelic rock. Starts at 8 p.m. Entrance: 15 RMB.
Little Spoon @ Indie Coffee
Live local folk duo. Starts at 9 p.m. Free entrance.
Rite of Spring
Performed by Sichuan Modern Dance Company + Sichuan Symphonic Orchestra. Heddy Maalem, choreographer.
Youth Transformation @ Southwest Jiaotong University, Jiu Li Area, Tu Mu Building, 7th Fl. (西南交通大学九里校区土木馆7楼)
Installation art, closes today.
Handprint @ Bookworm
Live jazz. Starts at 9 p.m. Free entrance.
Summertime ladies night @ Shamrock
Select drinks are free for ladies between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Italian-style festa @ Vera Napoli
5-course meal with free wine tasting. Starts at 7 p.m. 90 RMB per person.
SATURDAY, MAY 23
Chongqing Brit pop + punk rock. Starts at 8 p.m. Entrance: 30 RMB.
Proximity Butterfly @ Jah Bar
Psychedelic rock. Starts at 8 p.m. Entrance: 25 RMB.
Drink specials @ Dave's Oasis
10 RMB beer & shots 'til 10 p.m.
Little Spoon @ Indie Coffee
Live local folk duo. Starts at 9:40 p.m. Free entrance.
Zhao Mu Yang (赵牧阳) @ Xiongmao
Summer solstice folk concert. Starts at 10 p.m. Entrance: 25 RMB.
Dongzi @ Hemp House
Folk. Starts at 10 p.m. Entrance: 30 RMB.
Sichuan 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. Further information: 13880710998.
Yi Yu CD @ Circle Live Pub. Jianshe Lu Zhong. (成华区 建设路中第五大道商业街三楼后座A-132).
Heavy metal. Starts at 8 p.m. Entrance: 20 RMB.
New Face @ Shamrock
Funky tunes from yesteryear and the year before. Starts at 10 p.m. Free entrance.
Dao Chu Luan Gao @ 37 Degrees Bar
Experimental folk. Starts at 7 p.m. Entrance: 20 RMB.
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 24
Your Secondhand Life @ Hemp House
Secondhand and flea market and community day. Join us for thrifting, flea-ing, live music, art, crafts, chapbook/zine making, and haircutting. In addition to secondhand goods, many of our vendors will be selling their own handmade items. Featured event on Douban and voted one of the best community events by CHENGDOO citylife readers two years in a row. Starts at 2 p.m. See vendors' photos here.
Very Acupuncture, Very Chinese @ Lan's Tea
Learn how to use acupuncture to lose weight (Chinese only). Starts at 3 p.m. Entrance: 10 RMB.
Chess Tournament @ Bookworm
Prizes for 1st and 2nd place. Starts at 3 p.m.
Liangzi @ Morning Bar. Zhong Tongren Lu, 3 Xiao Tong Xiang No. 15. (中同仁路小通巷3号附15号)
Folk rock. Starts at 8 p.m. Entrance: 10 RMB.
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.
Tomorrow @ 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.
The Festival of Prades
Chamber music accompanied by erhu player Ma Xiaohui. Thursday, May 28.
Wuhongfei & Xingfuda (吴虹&与幸福大街) @ New Little Bar
Pop rock. Friday, May 29, 8 p.m. Entrance: 30 RMB.
TNT No. 6 @ Panam(e)
Breakbeat, electro w DJ Bassman and Andy Mac. Friday, May 29, 10 p.m.
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