A quick digest of the good weekend happenings in Hong Kong.
Friday, July 26
“Please, Continue (Hamlet)”
This unscripted and interactive play will function real-life barristers, a decide, different legal professionals, and the viewers as the jury in a trial of Hamlet (yes, that Hamlet), who stands accused of murdering Polonius. This play will probably be in English and a Cantonese model can be performed subsequent week. Viewers members have to be aged 12 and over.
7pm till Saturday, July 27 at Tai Kwun JC Cube, Tai Kwun, Central. HK$300.
South Canton Soul Practice with Fergus Heathcote
If you wish to start your weekend with a little bit of disco music, then good news: The soul practice is right here. The South Canton Soul Practice, that’s. Music might be offered by DJ and producer Fergus Heathcote, who’ll present an “intercontinental journey” by way of time, connecting the dots between Canton funk, Laos boogie, Seoul soul, Japanese, city pop, Italo disco, and basic house. As it’s disco-themed, gown code will probably be disco, 60s, 70s, 80s, cheongsams and birthday suits. Prizes will probably be awarded to the night time’s best-dressed. To attend, RSVP at [email protected]
11pm to 3am at Mudita, G/F, 24-30 Ice Home Stree, Central. Free.
Bubbles wine and cheese tasting
When you ever needed to know the difference between Pet-Nat, sparkling wine and champagne, then Central-based wine caller La Cabane a Vin can be overlaying tasting notes from wines produced in France and Australia (and a few cheese) for this occasion. To ebook your home, e-mail [email protected]
7pm to 9pm at La Cabane a Vin, B/F, 97 Hollywood Street, Central. HK$200.
Pacific Cello Orchestra Hong Kong 2019 Grand Concert
This all-cello orchestra made up of advanced-level cellists beneath the age of 18 shall be performing a repertoire that includes some all-cello arrangements of Spanish pieces. There will even be the world premier of a bit referred to as Style of Previous Hong Kong — Kai Tak Airport, named after the well-known now-closed airport in Kowloon where the planes flew so near the buildings.
8pm to 10:30pm at Hong Kong Jockey Membership Amphitheater, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai. HK$200 (adult) HK$120 (grownup) HK$100 (concessions).
Madsaki’s If I Had A Dream
Madsaki is one in every of Japan’s most influential artists, and his exhibition If I Had a Dream options work and installations that mix inspiration from Andy Warhol with iconic scenes from Hong Kong cinematic classics like Kung Fu Hustle and In The Temper For Love.
11am to 7pm till Saturday August 17 at Perrotin Hong Kong 17/F, 50 Connaught Street Central. Free.
“I am glad to hear you’re doing fine”: Chung Wing Sze Wallis Solo Exhibition
The title of this exhibition is borrowed from the Swedish film A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, during which the line “I am glad to hear you’re doing fine” is repeated continuously, and represents an uncanny significance each for the one who says it, and whoever hears it. The varied items of work include Chung’s reflections on her every day life, which have been described as “detached and descriptive yet emotionally disturbing at the same time.” This is your last probability to catch this exhibition
9am to 5pm until Wednesday, July 31 at Bare Hub, G/F 5-13 New St, Sai Ying Pun. Free.
Saturday, July 27
Junels Place Fundraiser: Save the Group’s Karaoke Restobar
This Filipino “restobar” has been a mainstay and cornerstone for the Filipino and Sai Ying Pun group, and is particularly recognized for hosting enjoyable karaoke nights that can get fairly huge and rowdy. After 10 years of operation, nevertheless, it’s being evicted at brief discover — so the restaurant is internet hosting this fundraising occasion that may (hopefully) hold it operating at its unique location. The funds wanted: a minimum of HK$150,000. Click on the link above for specific particulars on the right way to help Junels Place, or just show up at Saturday’s fundraising gathering.
7pm to 2am at Junels Resto 11 Lai On Lane, Water Road, Sai Ying Pun. Free.
Golden Scene Selection July edition
Golden Scene Choice is a month-to-month occasion organized by the Hong Kong Arts Centre and Golden Scene Company that showcases a choice of films from all over the world. And with the extradition invoice furor nonetheless ongoing, plenty of the movies on this weekend appear to have a standard theme.
On Saturday, they’ll be displaying two movies at 2:15pm and seven:15pm. The afternoon movie is the Korean film A Taxi Driver a few Seoul cabbie who unintentionally turns into involved in the occasions of the 1980 Gwangju Democratization Movement. Within the night, they’ll show Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom starring actor Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela.
On Sunday, they’ll be displaying three movies: No, concerning the time Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, beneath growing international strain to legitimize his regime, decides to hold a referendum on whether or not the individuals of Chile will maintain him in energy, and caught up in all of it is a younger advert government performed by Gael García Bernal. The second film is Neruda, additionally starring Bernal, a few police inspector on the lookout for Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. In the night, they’ll show 1987: When The Day Comes, a Korean political thriller based mostly on a real story concerning the occasions leading up to the June Democratic Uprising in Korea, which was triggered by the demise of a scholar protester who died throughout a police interrogation and the authorities’ makes an attempt to cover it up.
2:15pm (Saturday and Sunday), 4:45pm (Sunday) 7:15pm (Saturday) and eight:15pm (Sunday) until Sunday, 28 July at Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Street, Wan Chai. HK$80 (adult) HK$65 (discount).
HKwalls Hong Kong Artist-in-Residence Exhibition Opening
This exhibition will function work from four Hong Kong-based artists, and there will probably be free drinks and a DJ.
Go Hung is an area sculpture artist who uses cardboard and other materials collected from the streets to create sculptures that spotlight the varied social points that have an effect on Hong Kong and the world. His finishes pieces are then “littered” back onto the streets for the general public to see, and this follow acts as a metaphor for the”wasteful consumerist tradition” we all stay in.
Espen Prepare dinner is a Norwegian visible artist and DJ who creates experimental paintings, and his art is made by gathering impressions and “drawing inspiration from different people and cultures.”
Amy Maria Tong is a Hong Kong artist recognized for her abstract nonetheless life and portraits, which explores the relationship between organic topics and lightweight; and Daisuke Tajima is a Japanese artist recognized for his drawings of imaginary cityscapes that mixes his manga-influenced type and with a visual understanding of structure.
6:30pm to 9:30pm at THE NATE, 176 Nathan Street, HK Tsim Sha Tsui. Free.
99 Bottles summer time get together
Craft beer joint 99 Bottles (and between you and me, considered one of our favourite spots in the city for reasonable bottle of craft brew) will probably be holding a mini summer time celebration where they’ll be giving out free pints and liquor. Provide is restricted, so make haste and get there whereas stocks last.
four:30pm at 99 Bottles, 59A Peel Road, Soho, Central. Free.
Hong Kong dive bar and certainly one of Asia’s greatest 50 bars of 2019 The Pontiac will probably be turning 4 this weekend, and to rejoice, they’ll have six guest bartenders slinging special cocktails.
5pm to 1am at The Pontiac, 13 Previous Bailey Road, Central. Free.
We love 80’s brunch social gathering
For those who’ve simply completed binging Stranger Things and are feeling a bit nostalgic for the ’80s, then excellent news: Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant Tokyo Lima will probably be internet hosting an ’80s-themed disco brunch, and the theme is “Thriller” by Michael Jackson. In true brunch trend, there might be a Bloody Mary tower, and an ’80s “dessert station.” To e-book, e mail [email protected] or name +852 2811 1152.
12pm to 3pm at, TokyoLima Hong Kong, 18 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central. HK398 (per individual) HK$180 (free stream).
Lengthy Poses Life Drawing Session
To Kwa Wan arts gallery Swing A Cat often holds a life drawing class on Wednesday evenings, but this week, they’ll be holding it on Saturday. Periods begin with a collection of warm-ups the place members draw poses for five minutes, then 20 minutes, then one hour. Drawing instruments like A2 paper, charcoal, pencils, easels, drawing boards might be offered, although individuals are welcome to convey their very own. WhatsApp +852 9378 8614 to register. The gallery might be utilizing a male model.
2pm to 5pm at Swing A Cat, Rear Store, G/F, 241 To Kwa Wan Street, Kowloon. HK$250.
Love, Bonito Hong Kong Launch
Love, Bonito is a popular Singaporean clothing store recognized for well-made, well-fitted chic clothes. They’ll have informal put on, work put on, maternity clothes, and bridesmaids clothing on display on the launch occasion. Designs vary from HK$220 to HK$550 per item, and the primary 30 individuals to visit will receive a $388 present card. The subsequent 31-60 will obtain a $288 present card, and the subsequent 61-100 will get a $188 present card.
10am to 10pm till October 31 at H Queen’s Hong Kong, 80 Queen’s Street Central, Central. Free.
That is your final probability to experience this VR brief movie directed by Alexey Marfin, which takes the audience into the private areas of five strangers dwelling in Hong Kong. The film brings you up close and personal with a forged of colourful characters: a musician, a Filipina home worker, a Hong Kong-Indian astrologer, and a Chinese businessman. See the trailer here.
10:30am to 6:30pm (Mon-Sat) and a couple of:30pm to 6:30pm (Solar) till July 28 at Osage HK, 4/F, Union Hing Yip Manufacturing unit Building, 20 Hing Yip Road, Kwun Tong. Free.
Audrey by Bob Willoughby
Hollywood photographer Bob Willoughby made a reputation for himself capturing candid photographs of stars, and Audrey Hepburn is arguably some of the iconic Hollywood stars of all time. To mark the 90th anniversary of Hepburn’s delivery, and the 10th anniversary of Willoughby’s dying, F11 Foto Museum can be holding an exhibition presenting 90 of Willoughby’s pictures of Hepburn. Every photograph — one for annually since Audrey’s start — features a variety of behind-the-scenes photographs of a few of her most well-known films, to uncommon candid photographs of Hepburn as a mom. This exhibition has been curated by F11’s founder and director Douglas So with the help of Willoughby’s son Christopher. Guided tours may even happen on Saturday (2:30pm for English, 4:30pm for Cantonese). This is your last probability to catch this exhibition.
2pm to 7pm until Saturday, July 27 at F11 Foto Museum, 11 Yuk Sau Road, Glad Valley. HK$100 (adults), HK$50 (college students and seniors aged 65 and above), free for youngsters aged 11 and beneath, and disabled individuals.
Sunday, July 28
July Board Recreation Social
End the weekend with an afternoon of board games. Press Begin has greater than 180 board video games on supply, from big-group celebration games to intense three-hour strategy games.
2pm to 7pm at Press Begin Hong Kong, 11C-E, Golden Sun Centre, 59 Bonham Strand West, Sheung Wan. HK$150.
Worldwide Wings Day DISCO Brunch!
So apparently there’s something referred to as International Wings Day — and Wingman are using that as a cause to supply discounted weekend brunch. There will even be a stay DJ enjoying out disco funk and disco home music. The early hen ticket deadline has passed, but for HK$450, you possibly can drink and eat all you want, and should you gown up, you’ll win some “gold wings.”
1pm to 5pm at Wingman HK, 6/F, 37 Cochrane Road, Central. HK$450.
Matchbox Days Exhibition
Since January 22, 2019, Hong Kong-based artist Rachel Smith has been filling one matchbox per day with a “visual commentary of the past 24 hours” — imagine a type of micro-diorama. The undertaking started as a coping mechanism for her rising nervousness and the panic assaults she began experiencing across the begin of the yr. The challenge was solely meant to final 30 days, however Smith quickly handed that mark, and the result’s a visible diary in novel type. You possibly can take a look at a number of the matchboxes here.
10am to 7pm until September 29 at H307, Veranda, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Road, Central. Free.
Tai Kwun 101
As Tai Kwun approaches its one yr anniversary, will probably be displaying 101 objects related to its earlier life as the Central Police Station.
11am to 8pm until Thursday, September 22 at Duplex Studio LG1/F & LG2/F, Block 01 & Website-wide, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Rd, Central. Free.
Christopher Okay. Ho’s Embassy Websites
“Speculative artist” Christopher Okay. Ho presents this solo exhibition, which incorporates sculptural, sonic, architectural, and two-dimensional work that explores the perils and potentials of transnationalism. The topic is something that resonates with Ho, who since 2016 has been returning to Hong Kong recurrently after having lived and worked within the States for many years, and the exhibition draws references from the political histories, transnational wishes, and infrastructures that mediate our travel, and which we consciously and unconsciously experience.
11am to 9pm till Sunday, August 18 at Tomorrow Perhaps, four/F Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Street, Jordan, Kowloon. Free.
Artwork Images by Kakahuette
Artwork gallery Chez Trente presents Kakahuette, a platform that produces restricted edition art prints from photographers and sells them. The gallery will present work by 10 photographers with totally different types and backgrounds, a few of whom you’ll be able to even meet at the opening reception on Saturday. Prints on display are also on the market, but there are solely a handful, so greatest to go down early and take a look should you’re in search of something to enliven your bare partitions.
5pm to 12am on Tuesday to Thursday; 5pm to 3am on Friday to Saturday; 3pm to 12am on Sunday, till Thursday, August 15 at Chez Trente, 6 Chung Wo Lane, Soho, Central. Free.
Murakami VS Murakami
Takashi Murakami is a Japanese artist recognized for blurring the road between excessive and low artwork, and mixing Japanese inventive traditions with post-war Japanese culture and society. Tai Kwun Modern presents this exhibition which can function over 60 paintings and sculptures, from his large-scale post-apocalyptic works to his optimistic flower items to his contemplative Enso paintings, providing Buddhist visions of enlightenment. This exhibition may also showcase some of Murakami’s iconic and outlandish costume designs, which visitors will experience alongside other essential video works, samples from his personal art assortment, and Murakami’s spectacular wall and flooring art, which delivers a forceful yet complicated visible influence.
10:30am to 7pm until Sunday, September 1 at Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Rd, Central. HK$75 (common, stroll in) HK$60 (common, advance) HK$55 (concession, stroll in) HK$45 (concession, advance).