Another weekend of fun and excitement in the 'Du (no, that wasn't sarcasm—there really are some noteworthy goings-on in this town coming up). If you happen to be in Chongqing this weekend be sure to catch some of Team CHENGDOO's very own at the Latin Party on Friday night and German Bold's Krautpleazers Tour on Saturday night. Both events start at 10 p.m. at Cici Park!
Otherwise, catch you around, and praise whoever finally warmed up the weather. It's time for shorts, swimming pools, and sunglasses. And ice cream and fresh-squeezed iced lemonade.
FRIDAY, June 5
Chinese Clown Circus @ Sichuan Provincial Gymnasium
Starts at 6 p.m. Tickets from 80 to 380 RMB.
Proximity Butterfly Unplugged @ New Little Bar
One of Chengdu's favorite live acts give an unplugged version of their 平：//www.proximitybutterfly.com/">psychedelic rock orchestrations. Entrance: 20 RMB or win tickets on GoChengdoo! Starts at 8 p.m.
Little Spoon @ Indie Coffee
Live local folk duo. Starts at 9 p.m. Free entrance.
Drop the Beats Vol. 6 @ Panam(e)
w DJ Songfei. Starts at 10 p.m. Happy hour (but two, get one free) 10 to 11 p.m. Free entrance.
LLND @ Xiongmao
Paris-based LLND pair noize and iPhone breakbreats with live, fast techno against a backdrop of free improvisation of video loops. Starts at 10 p.m. Entrance: 20 RMB.
Second Chengdu International Intangible Cultural Heritage Festival Friday Events
Sichuan Opera @ Jinjiang Theatre
(川剧折子戏) Performance by Sichuan Opera troupes from Chengdu and Chongqing. Tickets 80 to 180 RMB. Starts at 2 p.m.
Zhuge Diao Xiao @ Wuhouci Temple Big Stage
(诸葛吊孝) Performed by Henan Province Theatre. Tickets 120 to 180 RMB. Starts at 2 p.m.
Beijing Opera @ Sichuan Art College Experimental Theatre
(京剧折子戏) Performance by Chengdu Beijing Opera Troupe. Tickets 80 to 180 RMB. Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Lu You and Tang Wan @ Jincheng Art Palace
(陆游与唐琬) Shaoxing Opera in cooperation with Zhejiang Small Flowers Opera Troupe. Tickets 80 to 180 RMB. Starts at 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, June 6
We Are Together @ New Little Bar
Charity concert with five bands: Lovely Rotting Corpse (腐尸爱美丽), Narcotic (麻醉剂), Liangzi & Shiying (亮子&师颖), BlueStreet, and Dongji (董奇) & Rottenmudpit. Entrance: 30 RMB. Starts at 8 p.m.
Li Daiguo @ Machu Picchu
The multitalented Li Daiguo (李带果) returns to home base to give an intimate experimental folk solo performance on pipa, huqin, viola/cello, mbira, and voice. Entrance: 20 RMB. Starts at 9 p.m.
Post Garden @ Xiongmao
With With breakbeat electro band Circle Line and visuals from Hibanana Lab. After party with French techno impro LLND. Entrance: 20 RMB or win tickets on GoChengdoo! Starts at 10 p.m.
Techno Party @ Hemp House
With Xiao Bai Cai. Starts at 10 p.m.
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.
Second Chengdu International Intangible Cultural Heritage Festival Saturday Events
Sichuan Opera @ Jinjiang Theatre
(折子戏专场) Performance by upcoming artists from the Sichuan Theatre. Tickets 80 to 180. Starts at 2 p.m.
Beijing Opera @ Sichuan Art College Experimental Theater
(京剧折子戏) Performance by Chengdu Beijing Opera Troup. Tickets 80 to 180. Starts at 7:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, June 7
Second Chengdu International Intangible Cultural Heritage Festival Sunday Events
Acrobatic Performance @ Jinjiang Theatre
(杂技专场) Performance by Chengdu Culture and Art School. Tickets 80 to 180 RMB. Starts at 2 p.m.
Acrobatic Performance @ Sichuan Art College Experimental Theater
(杂技专场) Performance by Sichuan Hongyu Art Troupe. Tickets 80 to 180 RMB. Starts at 7 p.m.
Shamjam @ Shamrock
Solo performance. Starts at 3:30 p.m. Free entrance.
Half-Price Baked Goods @ Peter's Tex Mex
After 8 p.m.
Half-Price Coffee @ Sunflower, Del Mar, Grandma's Kitchen
All coffees 50% off with any order of 50 RMB or more.
Shamrock Daily Specials @ Shamrock
Coffees, fruit juices, hot drinks. 5 RMB to 15 RMB. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 20 RMB lunchtime entrees during the week.
An Australian Menagerie @ Bookworm
Exhibition + lectures + workshops on contemporary children's book illustrations. Through June 7. Free entrance.
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.
Waste Time in Translation @ Cafe Panam(e)
Photo exhibition by Pierre Honore and Alexis Hoang. Through June 30. Free entrance.
Vegetarian Menu @ Grandma's Kitchen
New vegetarian and vegan items through June.
China 150 Photos @ Sichuan University
Chuan Da's "rising stars" of art; graduate students' work; installation art; design DIY; graffiti; plus photos from the China 150, the group of 150 Sichuan University students who were admitted to the State University of New York for one year of study as part of a special exchange program initiated after the 5.12 earthquake. Free entrance. June 8 to 12. Wangjiang District, Wenhua Activity Ctr., 2nd Fl. (四川大学望江校区文华活动中心二楼大堂、迷宫及过渡空间)
Marie's Cooking Demo @ Vera Napoli
Traditional Chinese family cooking. Wednesday, June 10, 10:30 a.m. Advance registration required.
Seminar: Welcoming Women to Your Company @ Kempinski Hotel Chengdu
"Becoming a great company for women" presented by the European Chamber of Commerce. Thursday, June 11, 2 p.m. Entrance: 50 RMB for members and 150 RMB for non-members.
Green Day @ Bookworm
Farmers' market, Kongfu tea. Earth hour and acoustic music. Saturday, June 13.
Krautpleaserz Tour @ Xiongmao
German Bold on tour. Dirty Elektro, drum'n'bass and dubstep. With DJ Joe and DJ/MC Marty McFly. Entrance: 15 RMB. Friday, June 19, 10 p.m.
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