To find out what's happening in the arts, pick up a copy of the free English-language monthly MAP.
Chinese kun ju opera is usually performed at the Jiangnan Theater, Yanling Xiang 5 (tel. 025/8450-7397), while traditional Beijing Opera is performed at the People's Theater, Yanggongjing 25 (tel. 025/8664-1100). Performances usually begin at 9pm.
Around the corner from the Presidential Palace, 1912 is a district of bars, cafes, clubs, and restaurants. With its Euro-dance music and funky interior 7 Club, about 500m (1,640 ft.) down the way from KFC, is the current hip place to grab a drink. Danny's Irish Pub (Danni'er Ai'erlan Jiuba), located on the fourth floor of the Sheraton Hotel, Hanzhong Lu 169 (6:30pm-2am) is the most popular bar with Nanjing's expatriates. For dancing, Time Tunnel (Shiguang Suidao), at Taiping Nan Lu 354, has the largest dance floor in Nanjing and a nightly laser show to boot. The wild Scarlet (Luanshi Jiaren), at Gu Lou Chezhan Dongxiang 29, has been known to give foreigners a discount on entry fees in order to entice the locals.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.