A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Hong Kong.
Friday, September 14
Banana Effect will be bringing this new piece of immersive theater, combining performance arts with multi-media and live indie music, to their hometown of Hong Kong. This performance will be conducted in English and Cantonese, and will feature a number of local bands like Life Was All Silence, Dandelion Mound, Vanish, More Reverb, Cow Head, Tree Phoning, Topsy Wave, and the Sulis Club.
4pm and 8pm. This Town Needs, 1/F, Commercial Accommodation, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street, Yau Tong. HK$229.
Kickstart your weekend with a night of funk, disco, and house music with a French touch. Headed up by French producer Thibaut Berland and vocalist Irfane, these guys do a blend of yacht pop (yeah, apparently that exists) and golden funk, which we hear is pretty effective in getting partygoers to burn up the dance floor.
10pm-7am at, Basement, 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central. HK$300 (advanced with two drinks) HK$400 (at the door with two drinks).
If you’re among the crowd of proud Crazy Rich Asian stans who can’t get enough of the book/movie, then here’s a temporary cure for those blues: A fancy night of revelry and decadence co-hosted by Dom Perignon. Apparently there will be a special guest DJ playing a selection of hip hop tunes throughout the evening, but we don’t know who that is yet because it’s meant to be a surprise. Dress code is crazy rich finery (we think); email firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings.
10:30pm-5am at, PLAY, 1/F, On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace.
Saturday, September 15
To celebrate five years in Hong Kong, Wan Chai-based Italian restaurant Motorino will be hosting a block party that will feature beer and pizza on the house, plus live entertainment. Motorino’s founder Mathieu Palombino will be swinging by from New York to teach guests how to make the perfect pizza, from kneading the dough to selecting the toppings. Not gonna lie, we’re mostly in it for the free pizza.
2pm-5pm at, Motorino, 15 Ship Street, Wan Chai. Free.
There are spots still available at this calligraphy workshop if you’re looking for something to do before the storm hits. Participants will be taught the basics of dip pen calligraphy and will receive one-on-one guidance before going off to create your own personally-calliagraphed cards.
1:30pm-4:30pm at, Kalo Make Art, Room 201, Ivy House, 18-20 Wyndham Street, Central. HK$950 (per person) HK$1,600 (for two).
Sunday, September 16
Word around the music mag circuit is that this four-piece indie pop band is one of the most creative and distinguishable sounds in the Montreal underground music scene. These same music publications have described this Canadian band’s sound as romantic, dream-like, melancholic, and lullaby-like. Should make for a nice ending for what is expected to be a stormy weekend.
7:30pm-11pm at, MOM Livehouse, B39, Seven Seas Shopping Centre, 117-121 Kings Road, North Point. HK$180 (advanced) HK$220 (at the door).