A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Hong Kong.
Friday, November 2
This event has been bringing writers and book lovers together in Hong Kong every year since 2001. There are talks with writers and also workshops for people either hoping to write a book or wondering why editors aren’t picking up their book. Check Ticketflap for availability, as some events are selling out quick.
6pm-8:30pm until November 11 at, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central. HK$100 to HK$200 (check event).
This exhibition is a photographic journey down memory lane through the vast collection of photographer Keith Macgregor that takes you back to Hong Kong during the 70s and 80s. This exhibition is part of Macgregor’s latest series called Neon Fantasies, where the artist imagines a reverse reality where the city multiplies in illuminated neon signs.
6pm-8:30pm until November 18 at, Usagi, G/F, Wah Shin House, 6-10 Shin Hing Street, Central.
The Asia Society will be showing this award-winning documentary, Little Stones, about four women around the world using art to create positive change in their communities. The protagonists include a graffiti artist speaking out against domestic violence in the favelas of Brazil, a dancer rehabilitating sex-trafficking survivors in India, a rapper in Senegal using her music to spark dialogue around the taboo subject of genital mutilation, and a fashion designer in Nairobi who trains and employs impoverished Kenyan women to produce high fashion clothing.
6:45pm-7:30pm at, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty. Free.
This documentary follows six film makers from North Korea, America, India and Africa, united by a love for cinema and a passion for making their audiences dream. There will also be a Q&A after the screening.
7pm-9:45pm at, The University of Hong Kong, Studio Room 303, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre. Free.
The long-awaited Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is out in theatres today in Hong Kong. But if you want to be in with a chance to win one of five pairs of tickets, the Hard Rock cafe is the place to go.
9:45pm-2:30am at, Hard Rock Cafe Hong Kong, L/G, LKF Tower, 55 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central.
Saturday, November 3
Crafty Charity HK is a group that brings together people who like to knit or crochet, and want to do it for charity. Open to all levels whether you are an experienced knitter or a complete beginner.
10am-12pm at, Cafe 8, Central Ferry Pier No 8, 320 Central. HK$150 (donation).
Hong Kong has a large number of places where you can hunt for vinyl (just check out our listicle). Another place you can hunt for vinyl is this event where you can also network with other creative types. Explore some new vinyl, bring your unwanted records and grab a drink while you’re at it.
2pm-6pm at, The Hive Sheung Wan, 33-35 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan. Free (for Pelago registrations) HK$50 (at the door).
Chinese-born political cartoonist Badiucao is known for his very subversive works. To commemorate the 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, he invited people around the world to pose as ‘Tank Man’. Gongle will be his first international solo exhibition, and will feature portraits of political leaders, exhibits of torture equipment blended with neon. There will also be a special Q&A with Pussy Riot, Joshua Wong, and local artist Sampson Wong. Entry is free, but those who wish to attend are strongly advised to RSVP.
7:30pm-10pm at, The Hive Spring, 3/F Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Aberdeen. Free.
A community music and dance festival that is free and ideal for families. There will be live performances, a big screen, a beach bar, beach volleyball, a craft market with handmade goods, and much more.
10:30am-8pm at, Discovery Bay’s main plaza and Tai Pak Beach. Free.
Sunday, November 4
Five bands will be performing at this event, and the theme is “Cloud nine: the ultimate happiness”.
8pm-10pm at, This Town Needs, 1/F, Commercial Accommodation, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street, Yau Tong. HK$160 (per person) HK$600 (group of four).