Weekend Warrior: February 28-March 1

Jazz guitarist Tjoe will be performing at live house Lost Stars this weekend. Screengrab via YouTube.
Jazz guitarist Tjoe will be performing at live house Lost Stars this weekend. Screengrab via YouTube.

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Hong Kong.

Friday, February 28

Hive Screening: Racing Extinction

Co-working space The Hive will be hosting this documentary screening about the reality of climate change and animal extinction by Academy Award-winning director Louie Psihoyos called Racing Extinction.

7pm to 9pm at, 14/F, Manning House, 38-48 Queen’s Road Central, Central. HK$50 (Hive members), HK$80 (non-Hive members).

Adult Latin Beginner

If you always felt like you had a dancer in you, Wan Chai dance studio Dance Sensation will be hosting a trial Latin class for beginners. Students will be taught in groups of six, and will learn the basics of the cha cha cha, rumba, samba, paso doble, and the jive.

7:30pm to 9pm at, Flat B, 16/F, Excellence Commercial Building, 456-458 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay. HK$100.

DJ Rie Kiriiaka at Terrible Baby

If you’re looking for a night of hot disco and classy house music to dance your coronavirus fears away, check out Rie Kiriiaka (aka Siu Siu) who’ll be behind the decks at one of our favourite live music venues, Terrible Baby.

9:30pm to 12:30am at, Terrible Baby, 4/F, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon. Free.

Road To Ruin At The Wanch

Another one of our favorite live music venues, The Wanch, will be kicking off the weekend with a night of rock covers from the Ramones, Motorhead, Guns N’ Roses, and Green Day.

10:45pm to 12am at, The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai. Free.

Lost Stars Livehouse presents: Tjoe & NTBM

Jazz ensemble Tjoe and NTBM (meaning “not-to-be-missed”) is a collective of some of Hong Kong’s most adventurous/offbeat jazz musicians led by guitarist and composer Tjoe Man Cheung. The performance will be split into three sessions, and patrons will be able to order food and drink during the 20-minute breaks in between sessions.

8pm-9:50pm at, Lost Stars Livehouse Bar & Eatery, G/F, Shop 506,11 Li Tak Street, Square Mile, Tai Kok Tsui. Free, but patrons must buy food or drink from the eatery.

Paul Roth single release @The Aftermath

This Town Needs is gone, but there are still plenty of other places in the city where you can watch local indie artists perform, and one of them is LKF live house The Aftermath. On Friday, Hong Kong-based Australian singer Paul Roth will be performing his new single. There will also be performances from Promise, Yardsale, and Empty Pockets.

8pm at, The Aftermath Bar, L/G, 57-59 Wyndham Street, Central. Free.

Hong Kong the way it was, by Ed van der Elsken

This is your last chance to catch this exhibition by F11 Foto Museum, which has been celebrating its fifth birthday with this exhibition of photos of old Hong Kong taken in 1959 and 1960 by Dutch photographer Ed van der Elsken. The collection will feature 130 black-and-white photos of Elsken’s 13-month stay in Hong Kong, a city he reportedly once described as “the prettiest of harbor cities.”

2pm to 7pm until February 28 (closed on Sundays) at F11 Foto Museum, 11 Yuk Sau Street, Happy Valley. HK$100 (adults), HK$50 (students and seniors aged 65 and above), free for children aged 11 and under, and disabled persons.

Saturday, February 29

Free Flow Factory Co. Yoga Wheel Class

Fight off the coronavirus cabin fever with this free yoga class, and maybe bring a few of those moves back home during your work from home days if you have space. This class will also use a yoga wheel, which you can get from Flow Factory Co. Remember to bring a yoga mat, water, and a small towel. Remember to sign up on the event Facebook page.

11am to 12pm at, Tamar Park, Admiralty. Free.

Happy City by Tatsuhito Horikoshi

Tatsuhito Horikoshi depicts youth in the city in this solo exhibition, which draws heavily from manga and anime, and was born out of a “deep-rooted and perhaps childish love for the city.” Horikoshi’s exhibition came about be cause of a fascination with “the youth’s optimism, purity, and cruelty of ignorance,” and is inspired by the urban environment of Hong Kong.

12pm to 8pm until Sunday, March 8 at, A2Z Art Gallery HK, 41 Gough Street, Central. Free.

Water and Earth exhibition opening

Hong Kong-based architect and fine art photographer Tugo Cheng presents this exhibition featuring drone and camera photos focusing on the topic of “water and earth” and how people have reshaped nature for food, creating unintentional landscapes. The exhibition takes you from mountains in Tibet to coastal fishing villages of southeast Asia, from tea and rice terraces to salt fields, and reveals to guests the picturesque sceneries behind what we consume day-to-day. To confirm your place at the opening, email art@harbourcity.com.hk. Guided tours can be arranged upon request.

3pm (opening), and 11am to 10pm until Sunday, March 8 at, Gallery by the Harbour, Harbour City, Shop 207, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, 5 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Free.

Sunday, March 1

Lost Stars Livehouse presents FRNs

FRNs is the acronym used to refer to musicians Rebecca, Nazar, and Felix, a cello-accordion-violin trio who’ll be closing the weekend with an “experimental arrangement, diverse repertoire and passion.”

8pm-9:50pm at, Lost Stars Livehouse Bar & Eatery, G/F, Shop 506,11 Li Tak Street, Square Mile, Tai Kok Tsui. Free, but patrons must buy food or drink from the eatery.

Standup Comedy Open Mic at The Riff

It’s open mic night at new comedy club the Riff, so if you have an inner Ronny Chieng or Iliza Shlesinger, or want to test out some new material, head down to the Riff where there’s a free show every Wednesday and Sunday.

7:30pm at, The Riff HK, 8/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central. Free.

Banksy: Genius or Vandal

This exhibition will feature more than 70 original works, installations, photographs, and sculptures by Banksy, the elusive British street artist and political activist known for creating works such as Seasons Greetings, and Balloon Girl — which was famously partially shredded by its own frame after the hammer went down on it at a Sotheby’s auction in 2018.

Note that this exhibition is organized by Art Projectors Hong Kong in partnership with Last Bullet Production and HKPI, and has not been authorized by the artist.

11am to 7pm until Sunday, March 1 at, 1/F, FT Life Tower, 18 Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay. HK$180 (standard, weekdays), HK$210 (standard, weekends), HK$145 (concessions, weekdays), HK$170 (concessions, weekends), Free (children).

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