A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Hong Kong.
Friday, August 24
Independent artist Enoch Cheng addresses themes such as migration and extinction in his artwork, and will be using this multi-channel audio-visual installation to explore how the notions of home and where one resides shapes identity. This program is part of ArtLab in the Summer at Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, an experimental platform in which Enoch Cheng will work with artists from different disciplines in Hong Kong.
Until September 30; Mon to Fri 10am-8:30pm, Sat 1pm-6:30pm at, The Goethe-Gallery & Black Box Studio, 14/F Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Central. HK$350.
This exhibition will feature a number of works that include design and architecture, moving image, and visual art to shed light on the diverse and wide-ranging cultural practices within Southeast Asia over the last half-century.
Until September 31; 11am-6pm at, M+ West Kowloon Cultural District. HK$350.
Saturday, August 25
To celebrate its third birthday, the Pontiac will be bringing in a host of mixologists to serve up some drinks for guests, and the birthday festivities will culminate in a “Pontypalooza” junk on Sunday (invite-only though) for the bar’s regular and loyal supporters. The bar will be cash only for the evening, with drink packages available.
Cocktails on offer (ranging from HK$78 to HK$108) include the Heisenberg, the Drug Of Choice, the Dope Slap, Snake Sour, the Ponty Margarita, and their signature cocktail The Hobnail.
5pm-1am at The Pontiac, 13 Old Bailey Street, Central.
This Japanese jazz trio is known for giving electrifying performances in jazz festivals and concerts around the world. Some of their tunes were even featured in the Tokyo 2020 closing ceremony presentation at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics two years ago.
8pm-11pm. This Town Needs, 1/F, Commercial Accommodation, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street, Yau Tong. HK$530 (walk in), HK$430 (advance)
Sunday, August 26
Feeling the heat from the Hong Kong pressure cooker? This art therapy workshop — split up over four sessions — may help unleash your creative side and provide an outlet for self-expression. If you feel like painting your emotions, or putting them into a collage, this is the place for you.
Until October 7. 11am-1pm at Movin’ Grid, 89-95 Hollywood Road. HK$480-1,600
Wind down and end the weekend with some R&B music, coffee, and cake at this cute little Sham Shui Po cafe.
3pm-5pm. G/F 201 Tai Nan Street, Sham Shui Po.