The 2008 Sichuan earthquake hit at 2:28pm on May 12, 2008. An estimated 69,000 were killed, 375,000 injured, and a staggering 4.8 million were left homeless.
Approaching the one-year anniversary of the disaster, a host of fundraising/ memorial events are planned all across the mainland. In Nanjing, the Spicy Love concert takes place on Saturday May 16, intended to raise funds for the Dongqi Middle School (DMS).
DMS was severely affected by the quake: 235 students and 14 faculty members were killed, and another 336 were injured.
All proceeds from the concert (featuring Lan Dao Tian & Friends) will be used to fund future volunteer activities at the school.
When: May 16, 2009
Where: Hopkins Nanjing Center West Auditorium (162 Shanghai Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu)
Tickets: 30 RMB at the door, 25 RMB in advance.
More info: call 1377 0916 907, or check out the Facebook listing.