Weekend Warrior: March 13-15

The Naggin Eejits will be performing this weekend at The Wanch and Peel Fresco. Screengrab via YouTube.
The Naggin Eejits will be performing this weekend at The Wanch and Peel Fresco. Screengrab via YouTube.

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


Friday, March 13

The Naggin Eejits‎: Paul has something to tell you

We’re not quite sure who Paul is, or what he has to tell you, but Celtic band The Eejits will be performing at The Wanch at 9pm then run to Soho to perform a second gig at Peel Fresco. Catch them at either venue (or both, if you like what you hear).

9pm at, The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, and Peel Fresco Music Lounge, 49 G/F Peel Street, Sheung Wan. Free.

Classic Rock Happy Hour

New Protocol and Stacs will be kicking off the weekend with a night of classic rock, blues and Americana covers. So if you’re in the mood for The Grateful Dead, Phish, Bob Dylan, and others, head on down to The Aftermath.

8pm to 9:30pm at, The Aftermath Bar, L/G, 57-59 Wyndham Street, Central. Free.

Standup Comedy Showcase

If you’re in need of a laugh this weekend, LKF comedy house The Riff will be hosting this stand up showcase featuring a roster of six stand-up comedians. At least one of them is bound to make you laugh. Mohammed Magdi is the host, and he’ll be accompanied by Tamby Chan, Seth Waters, Ha Chu, Dave Findlay, and Peter Grella.

9pm at, The Riff HK, 8/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central. HK$150 (advance) HK$200 (at the door).

Rising Dragon Ryuta Kinjo Art Exhibition

Japanese artist Ryuta Kinjo presents this solo exhibition at PMQ featuring 24 pieces of art, including the works “Golden Dragon” and “Horizon,” with much of the shimmery showing making use of glitter.

12pm to 6pm until Sunday, April 5 at, ARTS & Crafts Studio, H401, PMQ 35 Aberdeen Street, Sheung Wan. Free.


Saturday, March 14

Holi Colors of Love

The coronavirus has stopped a lot of big events, but not Holi, the South Asian festival of love and colors. This community event is free, there will be speeches, meditation, art, songs, dances, and the famous throwing of colored powder at the beach. At the end, guests will be invited to share Indian snacks around the bonfire. RSVP so that organizers know how much powder to get.

2:30pm to 4:30pm at, Big Wave Beach. Free.

Pilates by the Sea: Saturday Morning Class

Kick off the weekend with a morning pilates class in the park. Email zerowellnesshk@gmail.com to reserve your spot. To minimize the potential risk of infection, only six students will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. Remember to bring your own mat, water bottle, towel, and hand sanitizer.

10am to 11am at, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, Sheung Wan. HK$160.

Marstn at Lost Stars Livehouse

If you’re into acoustic pop or folk, check out Hong Kong singer-songwriter Martsn who will be performing at Lost Stars as part of the venue’s “Future In The Making” series.

The performance will be split into three sessions, and patrons can order food and drink during the 20 minute breaks in between. If you’re undecided, check out his performance of Sail with Alicia Keys’ If I Ain’t Got You, also performed at Lost Stars.

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.

Chow Chun Fai: Portraits from Behind opening reception

Hong Kong-based artist Chow Chun-fai presents his solo exhibition of paintings depicting scenes from the anti-government protests of 2019. Like much of his previous work, this series of paintings revolves around the question of identity and self-determination. The paintings depict scenes of mass protests, violent clashes, and indiscriminate arrests that shook the city for months. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, and the exhibition will run until May 16.

2pm to 5pm (opening reception) and 11am to 6pm until Saturday, May 16 at, Gallery EXIT, 3/F, 25 Hing Wo Street, Tin Wan, Aberdeen. Free.


Sunday, March 15

HKPaws and Teakha Homing Day

Sheung Wan tea spot Teakha will be hosting dog charity Paws Foundation for this dog adoption event. Swing buy, grab some tea, and cuddle up with some of the pooches.

2pm to 6pm at, Teakha, 18 Tai Ping Shan Street, Hong Kong Sheung Wan. Free.

Lost Stars presents: Nok & Friends

Hong Kong-based big band jazz fans might recognize Nok as one of the trumpeters from local big band Basic Notes. To end the weekend, he’ll be taking to the Lost Stars stage with a few of his friends for a night of jazz music. 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.

Sunday Jazz Show and Jam

It’s jazz jam night every Sunday at Soho jazz bar Peel Fresco. A mystery host band will perform, followed by an open jazz jam session, and musicians are welcome to join in the fun. No reservations, and seating is first-come-first-served basis.

9pm at Peel Fresco Music Lounge, 49 G/F Peel Street, Sheung Wan. HK$50.

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