Weekend Warrior: January 4-6

Some ball pen paintings by artist Reni Haymond who will be holding a solo exhibition this weekend. Photos via Facebook/Reni Haymond.

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


Friday, January 4

Jazz Night with Zauce

Zauce, which entered the Hong Kong live music scene in early 2018, is made up of band members from Hong Kong, the US, and Togo, and each member brings their own musical and cultural background. Their sound fuses elements of swing, funk, blues, Latin, and jazz.

9:30pm at, Hong Kong Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central. HK$150 (Fringe members) HK$200 (At the door).

Our City. Our Visions

This exhibition features work from artists Wong Hau Kwei and Fok Wai Chung, whose works which reflect contemporary social issues in Hong Kong city via ink paintings. Two artists have 43-year-old age gap, but their works echo with each other, which will create a new point of view to audience.

10am to 7pm until Saturday January 19 at, am space, 1C, Kingearn Building, 24-26 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong. Free.

Volar presents &Me

Producer and DJ &Me has made a name for himself as one of the most sought-after DJs in the house and techno music world. Some of you might know him from Keinemusick — a collective of Berlin-based DJs and producers founded in 2009.

10pm at, VOLAR, Basement, No. 38-44 D’Aguilar Street Lan Kwai Fong, Central. HK$250 (advance with two drinks) HK$300 (at the door before 12:30am with two drinks) HK$350 (at the door after 12:30am with one drink) .

Reni Haymond presents Ukiyo

Reni Haymond, the “first pure ball pen artist in Hong Kong,” will open her solo art exhibition this week. The paintings reflect the urbanization of modern people through the limited colors of ball pen ink.

1pm to 8pm until Sunday January 13 at, Moon of Silence, 1/F, 17 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay. Free.

Saturday, January 5

A Foreign Land, A New Home: Shaun Tan’s The Arrival

This exhibition features original artwork from Shaun Tan’s The Arrival, a graphic novel that tells a story of migration, exploration, and acceptance without using words. There will also be an opening reception on the first day of the exhibition at 4:30pm.

11:30am to 8pm until Sunday, January 13 at, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai. HK$425.

Tsuen Wan History Walk

Hong Kong historian Jason Wordie will be hosting this history walk in Tsuen Wan, which was a significant industrial area from the late 1940s before being transformed into the residential area that we know today. This walk is not suitable for children under the age of 15 and is not suitable for dogs. Those who confirm their attendance will be given the address for the meeting point.

8:45am to 12pm at, TBC. HK$425.

Sunday, January 6

HK Voices presents: Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle

Gioachino Rossini is an Italian composer well-known for his comic operas like The Barber of Seville, which has this famous aria; and William Tell which most of you probably haven’t seen, but will recognise the final part of the overture because it was used in the film The Lone Ranger radio and TV series. HK Voices will be performing one of Rossini’s last pieces of work, the Petite Messe Solennelle, or The Little Solemn Mass.

8pm to 9:30pm at, Jehovahjireh Concert Hall of the International Christian Quality Music, 182 Po Kong Village Road Diamond Hill, Kowloon. HK$200 (regular) HK$100 (concession).

Lost Stars presents Wu Lin Feng

Lost Stars’ music show by Wu Lin Feng will be performing some music at this Tai Kok Tsui live house and eatery ahead of the release of his latest song You Are Wright. 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.

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