Weekend Warrior: February 8-10

Local math rock band GDJYB will be performing at West Kowloon this weekend. Photo via Facebook/GDJYB.
Local math rock band GDJYB will be performing at West Kowloon this weekend. Photo via Facebook/GDJYB.

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


Friday, February 8

Chasing the Chinese Dream 2008-2018

Hong Kong photojournalist Lam Yik Fei is known for capturing big, international headline-grabbing events like the 2014 Umbrella Movement and the anti-government protests in Taksim Square. Apart from being the director of photography at local website Initium Media, Lam’s work has been distributed worldwide via Getty Images and Bloomberg News Photos, and has also appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Financial Times, and other publications. This exhibition features photos of China from 2008 to 2018.

11am to 6pm at, JPG, G/F, Shop 5, Poga Building, 6-20 Po Tuck Street, Sai Wan. Free.

Place To Place

This exhibition features paintings by local artists Carmen Ng and June Ho, who use their work to explore the emotions that arise when one moves home — the hope and excitement about a new beginning, the challenge of moving to a new environment, and the fear of losing friends.

11am to 7pm until Saturday, February 16 at, Karin Weber Gallery, 20 Aberdeen Street, Central. Free.

Isaac Chong Wai: Is the World Your Friend?

Isaac Chong Wai presents his solo exhibition, which explores his personal experience of being attacked by a stranger on a street in Berlin. Chong meditates on how his actions could mediate trauma, intervene in violence, and even exercise reconciliation. The projects presented were made between 2013 and 2019, and address the themes of incarceration, victimization, migration, oppression, and the politics of space.

4pm to 6:30pm and 10am to 6pm until Saturday, March 9 at, Blindspot Gallery, 15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building, 28 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang. Free.

The Private Label Pop-up Shop

For those looking to spruce up their wardrobe, Private Label will have a pop-up shop selling modern and comfortable unisex clothes inspired by “ethnic silhouettes.”

1pm to 9pm at, Still House, G/F, 25 Haven Street, Causeway Bay. Free.

Saturday, February 9

Valentine’s Specials:Partner Yoga Workshop

This yoga class is open to yogis of all levels, couples or singles, with singletons paired up with others on the spot. No flexibility required. The early bird discount applies to purchases before February 1.

3pm to 5pm at, Yogaholichk, 239 Hennessy Road , Wan Chai. HK$800 (double, early bird), HK$500 (single, early bird) HK$1,000 (double, regular) HK$600 (single, regular).

Get Grunge

Three alternative rock bands will be taking to the stage on Saturday. They are The Ryans, Mary Jane, and Gozer.

9pm to 12am at, The Aftermath Bar, L/G, 57-59 Wyndham Street, Central. Free.

The Time When You First Picked Up Your Camera…

If you’re a hobby photographer, you might want to check out this event hosted by KaChick that brings together other passionate shutterbugs. KaChick is a community of 800 photographers across Asia.

3pm to 5:30pm at, 8/F, The Hive Studios, 12P Smithfield, Kennedy Town. HK$80.

Single Double Valentines

PMQ will be hosting this screening of 2016 indie film Paterson starring Adam Driver as a bus driver and a poet called Paterson working, appropriately enough, in the city of Paterson, New Jersey, who adheres to the same routine every day. By contrast, his wife Laura lives a carefree life and champions his gift for poetry. The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details. Click here to see the trailer.

2:30pm to 6pm at, Qube, 2/f, PMQ, Sheung Wan. HK$50.

Vintage & Secondhand Market

Secondhand vinyl, clothing, toys, and other vintage items will be on sale at this pop-up market.

2pm to 8pm until Sunday, February 10 at, Ho Sze Kwong, 10/F,Pang Kwong Industrial Building , 59 Hung To Road Kwun Tong. Free.

Sunday, February 10

Freespace Happening

There will be live music, dancing, and fun workshops at this event in West Kowloon Cultural District. Music will be provided by math folk rock band GDJYB (who we interviewed last year), experimental band tfvsjs, electronica duo Yeung Tung & Marstn, traditional instrumental ensemble The Gong Strikes One, rockers Milkmouth, Chonotenki, and composer Joyce Tang. HK.SolarSoundSystem will also team up with local radio station and streaming platform Fauve Radio for a special live-streaming of new DJ sets. There will also be dance performances by TAI Body Theatre, a dance troupe who’ll present a workshop and contemporary performance inspired by indigenous dance and music from Taiwan, and workshops on a number of things including bird watching and drawing. Entrance is free, but those who want to take part in workshops need to pre-register.

2pm to 7pm at, West Kowloon Cultural District, Kowloon. Free.

February Discovery Bay Market

This handmade craft market will feature local and independent vendors selling their handmade and self-designed wares. There will be bags, jewelry, home accessories, fine art, stationery and paper crafts, and children’s accessories. The market promises to be packed with one-of-a-kind and limited edition items.

11am to 6pm at, Discovery Bay Main Plaza, Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay Road, Discovery Bay, Lantau. Free.


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