Beijing quickslants: Folk, bookswap, sambafest and geek is sexy! busy weekend ahead

Thinking about rewriting the side note of the blog to take away my “other interests” at this point… seems like it’s been music and music all along over the past few weeks and it’s not even over yet! This weekend we got yet another festival to contend with: Ditan Folk fest which should be loads of fun! I went there last year and it was definitely cool to spend an afternoon in the park listening to mellow folksy sounds.

Thursday May 6:

Eva Ruiz @ Yugong Yishan: French Songstress that could be fun to watch! She’s on the rocky side with good rhymes and playful songs that I’m definitely interested in. Ding Ke, space pop princess, opens the gig! I’ll get there for Olivia

Friday May 7:

80s night @ Alfa: How about a break from the music and doing some dancing instead? one of the oldest standing events in Beijing relaunches this friday! This is still one of my favorite dancing spots in this town.

The Amazing Insurance Salesmen @ Old What Bar: Cool experimental rock with some of the better musicians in Beijing just on the side of Tian An Men Square.. Old What bar has got one of the strangest location in the city.. great venue for intimate shows!

Saturday May 8:

Things getting busy folks! Saturday got it all in Beijing this weekend:

Folk Festival @ Ditan Park: Day 1 is headlined by Hanggai and includes performances from old friends The Redbucks and Zhang Si’An amongst others.

Bookswap & Board Games @ Sequoia: Yup, it’s that time of the month again :-p head on over to the Ritan area for fun and games. I’m gonna miss this one unfortunately but there are other commitments requiring my attention:

Girls in Tech China Launch: yup, it’s all about how geek is sexy baby! The Chinese Chapter of this org launches in Beijing with the goal to empower local and foreign ladies, especially those with connections to technology! see more at

Made in Ningxia @ 2Kolegas: The monthly get together of Ningxia folksters and rocksters at the drive in! I swear I’ll mkae it and try to catch Wu & The Side effects finally!

Sunday May 9:

Folk festival @ Ditan Park: Day 2 of this puppy sees a whole boatload of performers including Mamer, Mademoiselle, Shan Ren amongst others. It’s also the festival debut of Blackwater, the Irish Folk outfit front by Des of Back Cat Bone Fame.

Samba at the Drivein: All things Brazilian are celebrated out at 2 Kolegas with samba dancing, capoera, BBq and all. Should be fun!

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