Some stuff to do when not paddling a dragon boat or eating glutinous rice this weekend…
2 Kolegas (map) celebrates its fourth anniversary with a handful of bands playing on Saturday, including Black Cat Bone and Subs. Chill on the lawn and have a few pints, with music from 10 PM. (RMB50 entry fee; RMB40 for students)
As mentioned earlier, Jimmy’s Thai Kitchen and Lounge (map) will serve as a venue for jazz, blues, funk, and more, with Girassol kicking things off at 10 PM on Saturday. (RMB30, includes cover)
Beijing Playhouse will perform Romeo and Juliet on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at Block 8 (map). The invite states that this is a funnier and shorter version. (RMB300; RMB 260 in advance; contact 13718-908-922 or firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets).
Woodie Allen is wrapping up a series of performances on Saturday to mark the band’s new album. The music starts at 8 PM at Frank’s Place (map).
The countdown is on at Super Bar Street as it appears the end will come on Sunday. Last chance to visit Biteapitta, Afro Arena, New Get Lucky, Tim’s Texas Roadhouse, and other venues as well as to saunter down one of the most depressing streets in the city (though I think I spotted a blade of grass there the last time I visited).