A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Hong Kong.
Friday, November 9
In case you’ve been living under the largest rock in all of Hong Kong, then alert: Clockenflap is here! There is a jam-packed schedule that includes headline royalty like Erykah Badu, David Byrne, and Interpol; and indie favorites like The Vaccines, GDJYB, and Cigarettes After Sex. You can still buy tickets online via Ticketflap, or at the door, although be warned that at the door tickets will be a lot more expensive.
6pm-10:30pm (Fri) until November 11 at, Central Harbourfront. HK$1,720 (three days) HK$1,080 (three days, students) HK$930 (Friday) HK$570 (Friday, students) HK$1,000 (Saturday and Sunday), HK$640 (Saturday and Sunday, students).
Before A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams first made his name with The Glass Menagerie, a play about a semi-autobiographical play about a man called Tom who has dreams of escaping life with his overbearing mother and his mentally fragile sister. Things change when Tom brings his friend Jim to dinner. Originally set in 1930s America, it has been reimagined for 1960s Hong Kong by local English-language theater troupe the Shadow Players.
8pm-midnight, until November 11, and 4pm November 10 at, Fringe Underground, The Hong Kong Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central. HK$180 (Standard) HK$144 (Fringe Club members) HK$120 (Students).
This exhibition by Argentine artist Carolina Kollman focuses on different points of view on Chinese physiology and culture using a combination of 3D printmaking technology with acrylics on canvas. The artist writes: “There is a wide variety of differences I observed as an Argentinian artist on Chinese physiology and aesthetics that when combined makes a complete and interesting Art Subject. My goal is to draw the attention of the variety that often goes unnoticed or granted on both: physical and cultural.” There will also be a talk with the artist on Tuesday, November 13 at 6pm.
10am-7pm until November 15 at, Areteos Art Gallery, G4, 1 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong. Free.
This exhibition features works from five local artists, who open up discussions that revolve around the topic of sexual pleasure through their art and a series of workshops. Under the premise of consent, communication and respect, participants could learn more about themselves as well as openly talk about sex in a positive way. There will also be a screening of a 33-minute Taiwanese sex education film (with English subtitles) called Shall We Swim at 3pm on Fridays and Saturdays (trailer here).
11am-7pm every Fri and Sat until November 24 at, 1A, Tougha Mansion, 502-504 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei.
Saturday, November 10
A Gallery in Wong Chuk Hang will be presenting artworks by Chamnan Chongpaiboon (Thailand), Fang Hui (China), and Qiu Shengxian (China) as part of the exhibition titled SHE. The works include a series of images of unsmiling and expressionless woman’s faces using simple but vibrant colors.
2pm-6pm, until November 14 at, A Gallery, Flat 1A, 1/F, Kwai Bo Industrial Building, 40 Wong Chuk Hang Road.
Co-working kitchen BiteUnite not only provides would-be food entrepreneurs with a space to experiment with dishes before they sell them, but also offers cooking classes to people who want to be better cooks. They will be hosting a series of classes teaching you how to make authentic home-style Korean dishes, so if you want to learn how to make Kimchi, Korean fried chicken or bulgogi, sign up now before all the remaining slots are taken.
10am-12:30pm, until November 24 at, BiteUnite, G/F, 15 Lung On Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong. HK$550 (per class).
Anyone who has spent some time browsing Hong Kong Instagram shots knows that Sham Shui Po — with its street markets, food stalls, and glorified grittiness — is playground for the city’s street photographers. If you want to meet other photographers and walk around one of the city’s most photogenic neigborhoods.
1pm-3pm at, Sham Shui Po MTR station, exit A2. Free.
Sunday, November 11
The screening of this documentary film is sponsored by the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre as part of the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival. Back to Berlin is about 11 motor bikers have a mission to take the Maccabiah torch from Israel to the site of the infamous 1936 Berlin Olympics, for the first Jewish Olympic Games on German soil. They will retrace the heroic journeys of the original 1930s’ Maccabiah riders and discover how they or their families survived the Holocaust. Check out the Asia Society website for the schedule of all films that will be screened as part of the Jewish Film Festival.
4:45pm at, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty. HK$80 (Asia Society members, students, and seniors) HK$90 (non-Asia Society members).
The Tong Chong Street Market will be held every Sunday until February — focusing on food, this one will have overseas and local vendors, unconventional packaged food vendors, and local farmers to offer a selection of creative food, high-quality packaged, preserved and baked goods, as well as fresh seasonal organic fruits and vegetables, and more. There will be games, and musical performances, too.
11am, until February 17, 2019 at, Tong Chong Street Market, Tong Chong Street, Taikoo Place.