A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Hong Kong.
Friday, March 6
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.
Hong Kong-based craft brewery Moonzen will be collaborating with indie record store Analog Dept. Records for the launch of their new beer, a Guangxi Osmanthus Blooming Saison. So if craft beer and vinyl hunting is your thing, head on over to Kwun Tong.
6pm to 9:30pm at, Moonzen Brewery, 2A New East Sun Building, 18 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong. HK$250.
Four-piece retro funk-pop group The Funkaphones will be kicking off the weekend with a night of music with that 70’s vibe. After the Funkaphones finish their set, a quartet of jazz musicians lead by flautist Pete Kelly will take to the stage for a night of Ray Charles, Nat Adderly, Cole Porter, and more.
7pm at, Peel Fresco Music Lounge, 49 Peel Street, Sheung Wan. Free.
If you think you’re pretty good at quizzes — especially ones to do with arts and culture — why not put your (figurative) money where your mouth is at the Fringe Club’s quiz night. Topics include arts, entertainment, classical music, opera, film, design, fashion, food and drinks, pop music, literature, dance, and more. Entry is free but you’ll need a team of one to six people, and you can register via Eventbrite or WhatsApp at +852 5616 2162. Drinks and food will be served at 7pm, with the quiz starting at 7:30pm.
7pm to 10pm at, The Dairy Fringe Club, The Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central. Free.
We’ve got more than 100 coronavirus cases in Hong Kong, which means more than ever we’re in need of a laugh. TakeOut Comedy Club will be hosting a comedy night with a roster of Hong Kong-based comedians, including Pete Grella, Jason Strickland, Ryan Hynek, Bryan Bentley, and Jami Gong, who’ll be hosting.
9pm to 10:30pm at, TakeOut Comedy Club, 34 Elgin Street, Central. HK$250.
Beats, house, club, and more at live music venue and bar Terrible Baby, with Vegan Chicken and Yao behind the decks.
9:30pm to 1am at, Terrible Baby, 4/F Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon. Free.
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. This is your last chance to catch this exhibition.
12pm to 8pm until Sunday, March 8 at, A2Z Art Gallery HK, 41 Gough Street, Central. Free.
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, and from tea and rice terraces to salt fields, revealing to viewers the picturesque scenes behind what we consume every day. To confirm your place at the opening, email email@example.com. 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.
Saturday, March 7
Dream-pop groups Thud and TYNT would like everyone to know that their gig at MOM Livehouse is definitely not canceled, but everyone will have a body temperature check before they enter, and should wear a mask at all times (except when drinking) and wash hands before settling in for a night of dreamy pop sounds.
8:30pm at, Mom Livehouse, B39, Seven Seas Shopping Centre, 117-121 Kings Road, North Point. HK$200.
Indie-alt-rock quintet Qi will will be kicking off Saturday evening at The Wanch with a full set of original tracks ahead of the release of their debut album. Stick around later for some Black Sabbath covers by local group Supernaut.
9pm to 11pm at, The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai. Free.
LKF live house The Aftermath will be hosting a night of great indie tunes courtesy of Silhouettes, Culthead, Dreseden Wolves, and Junk!
8pm at, The Aftermath Bar, L/G, 57-59 Wyndham Street, Central. Free.
There are still some places left at this workshop, where you can create Hong Kong-themed embroidery hoops. Think red cabs, trams, egg tarts, and neon signs, among other things. For those who want to take part, email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot, and let the team at Make and Do Hong Kong know what you want to embroider so they can get a template ready for you.
10am to 12:30pm at, Make and Do Hong Kong, 906 Paramount Building, 12 Ka Yip Street, Chai Wan. HK$550 (includes materials).
Brooklyn-born pizza place Motorino will be hosting a pizza-making workshop this weekend. The event starts off with wine and antipasti, then a chef will teach participants how to make their own Neapolitan pies, from tossing the dough to getting creative with traditional Italian toppings. Reservations are required and can be made at email@example.com. Entry fee includes antipasti, pizza, and free-flow Peroni, plus an option to pay extra for three hours of free-flow prosecco or wine.
3pm to 5pm at, Motorino, 15 Ship Street, Wan Chai. HK$248 (plus 10 percent service charge) HK$58 (free flow prosecco or wine).
Hong Kong indie-pop singer-songwriter Mukzi (also known as Lili Forest) has been wowing audiences with his soulful folk-pop sound. If you’re a fan of the likes of Rufus Wainwright and Damien Rice, Mukzi is worth checking out. 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, March 8
It’s jazz jam night every Sunday at Soho jazz bar Peel Fresco. A mysterious 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.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, yoga apparel Flow Factory Co. will be hosting this free yoga class ideal for beginners and intermediate yogis. Remember to bring your own yoga mat, a small towel, and water.
9:30am to 10:30am at, Tamar Park, Harcourt Road, Admiralty. Free.
It’s open mic night every Sunday at 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.