A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Hong Kong.
Friday, August 31
The Fringe Club is holding a party themed after the Jazz Age of 1920s America — time to get your Charleston on! Old sport. Are we doing this right? Anyway, there will be jazz, themed cocktails, and yes, of course — there’s a dress code. T-shirt and jeans probably won’t fly too well with this crowd, so it’s best to make some effort to dress up if you’re gonna go.
8pm to midnight at, The Hong Kong Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central. HK$150 (Standard) HK$120 (Fringe member).
Also taking place at the Fringe, but underground, is the album launch party for Hong Kong rock band Bamboo Star, who have just returned from a three-week trip to Los Angeles, recording their newest record, No Hard Feelings with producer Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie and many more).
8pm to midnight at, Fringe Underground, The Hong Kong Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central. HK$200 (On the day) HK$180 (Advance and Fringe member).
Saturday, September 1
This joint exhibition by Nadim Abbas and Wang Tuo is a mixed-media and video installation that dives into the world of otaku, a Japanese term referring generally to a person with obsessive interests, and more specifically to a fan of manga and anime. Brought together by a fascination for urban subcultures, especially the world of anime and manga enthusiasts, Abbas and Wang use their work to explore this phenomenon as a lens through which they explore different concepts of reality.
Until Saturday, September 29. 4pm to 7pm at, EXIT, 3/F, 25 Hing Wo Street, Tin Wan, Aberdeen.
Berlin-based screenprint studio Le Raclet will be running this “cut and screenprint” workshop where you will learn how to do hand-printing from a paper stencil of your own creation. The class will be conducted in English and Cantonese, and materials are included in the cost.
Until Saturday, September 2. 3pm to 6pm at, G/F, 14 St. Francis Street, Wan Chai. HK$450.
Presented by Slow Food Hong Kong and in collaboration with La Crêperie, instructors will teach you how to make crêpes, galettes (savory buckwheat crêpes) and teach you what makes them special within the frame of French cuisine. These will be followed by a set meal, which includes two courses and a drink worth around HK$200 prepared by La Crêperie. Those taking part must be aged 18 or above.
3pm to 6pm at, La Crêperie, 1/F, 100 Queen’s Road East. HK$350 (standard) HK$300 (Slow Food members).
Sunday, September 2
Kalo Make Art studio is more known for its calligraphy courses, but they also offer other kinds of arts and crafts classes too, like this one where you can make your own watercolor and foil cards. This three-hour English-language workshop will teach you to mix watercolors and create cards with that added personal touch.
10am to 1pm at, Kalo Make Art, Room 201, Ivy House, 18-20 Wyndham Street, Central. HK$950 or HK$1,600 for two people.
A free yoga class at the pier organized by the Andiappan Yoga Community, a volunteer organization of professionally-trained International Yoga Academy Instructors. Students should bring their own yoga mat, towel, and water. Those taking part must complete a waiver form, and must arrive 10 minutes before class. Note, the weather prediction for the day says that there’s expected to some showers.
8:30am to 9:30am at, Central Pier 10. Free.
Wind down and end the weekend with some coffee and swing music from this Prince Edward-based band, who will transport you from a dusty street in Sham Shui Po to a Parisian cafe.
3pm-5pm. G/F 201 Tai Nan Street, Sham Shui Po.