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30th Apr
Labour Day 'Drunk' Glory

Venue: 46Livehouse

Details: A variety of rock groups will perform and blast us into May with five acts lined up to head the night into the holidays! < More >

1st May 
Hunan Hash House Run #001

Venue: Meet at the Chairman Mao statue @Yuelu Mt, 3pm prompt

Details: The first of many 'runs', this promises to be a great day out of socialising, running (or walking) and plenty of drinking with old and new friends. Register for a FREE T shirt! < HERE >

What is this "Hunan Hash House Harriers" thing? Get outdoors, drink beer, meet people, have fun!

28th Apr
3D-5D Interactive Exhibition

Venue: South Gate of Walking Street (Golden Hans building)

Details: 09:30-21:00. 60yuan entry for the latest craze in subversive images and selfie fun. End date unknown < More >

30th Apr-3rd May
Meet the 'Stig'

Venue: North Square, New Wanda Mall

Details: As part of a BMW event to promote their new vehicles, they will also have a special visit from Top Gear's "The Stig". Check out the cars and take a Stig photo! < Source >

1st May
Rock Animated Night

Venue: 46Livehouse

Details: Japanese based rock night with electronic music and fresh tunes to the city < More >

1st May
Orange Island (north end) Family Festival

Venue: North End

Details: A day of events, fun and stalls is promised for the family

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2nd May
Riverside Fireworks

Venue: Xiangjiang river

Details: The customary Changsha fireworks season will kick off with a big display set for 20:30 on 2nd May along the river banks. Catch it on the island or anywhere along the river walkway. Be aware that the subway station on the island (Juzizhou) will close early, at 6pm on this day. < Source >

 2nd May
Mayweather vs Pacquiao

Venue: Mega Sports Bar & Cafe

Details: Although unconfirmed, Mega will be showing the 'big fight' live. 9am bout.


3rd May (ongoing)
Orange Island Outdoor Beer Garden

Venue: North part (in front of the temple)

Details: Bask in the evening warmth by enjoying live music and beer at the Orange Island beer garden. A great place to hang out with friends. Changsha Card discount (15%off) is also applicable. 8pm-midnight. < Drinks price list > 

3rd May
Flower Porridge

Venue: Redlive Club

Details: She quit and left Urumqiand moved to Beijing, and with the help of producer Yang Haisong completed her first album. She brings folk music to Changsha this May. < More >

6th-12th May
MaiFest (the spring time 'Oktoberfest')

Venue: Paulaner Brauhaus 

Details: Get 25% off the MaiFest ticket by just showing your Changsha Card for all afternoon and evening drinking their special brew (a stronger beer than usual) and enjoy the amazing food selection, with live music and games throughout the night!

<Paulaner Brauhaus Changsha >

7th May
Colt Silvers

Venue: Redlive Club

Details: Eternal unshaven kidults playing hide and seek at the frontier between the organic and the synthesis, the three boys in COLT SILVERS create their own intense sound, made of bright pop intervals and silky electronic layers, spangled here and there with angelic voices. With a wealth of such explorations they release in spring 2013 Red Panda, a new, dense and wooded album, carried by various collaborations and a most refreshing eighties temperament. A new EP came last June and the next album will be released in 2015…  < Official website >   < tickets & more >

9th-10th May
Changsha Music Festival

Venue: Orange Island (Free entry)

Details: This festival aims to highlight live music and a crafts marketplace < More >

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13th May
Guitarist Ronnie Bennis Live

Venue: Hunan Grand Theatre

Details: Ronnie Bennis (Roni Benise) was born on a small farm in Nebraska. At 11 years old he learnt the guitar. H later felt "that wonderful voice that he was brought to the crossroads of life." when he heard the Spanish guitar. Bennis put his clever fusion of rock guitar background and Spanish classico style into a new "rock flamenco style." < More >