A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Hong Kong.
Friday, September 7
Hong Kong-based singer-songwriter Louise Wright and the Tens will be taking over MOM Livehouse to celebrate the launch of Louise’s third album, The Deep Places. Should be a good one for those who like a fusion blend of jazz, pop, blues, and folk music.
7:30pm-11pm at, MOM Livehouse, B39, Seven Seas Shopping Centre, 117-121 Kings Road, North Point. HK$150.
This three-day event showcases stand-up comedians from around the world — as of this article’s publication date, tickets are still available, too. Taking the mic are UK comedians John Fothergill, Howard Read, and Tiernan Douieb, and Australian (now London-based) comedienne Bec Hill, among others.
Until Saturday, September 8. 7:30pm-11pm at, The Tamarind, 2/F, Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road, Wan Chai. HK$360.
Saturday, September 8
If the Hong Kong Observatory is right about this weekend, then it’s gonna be a rainy Saturday — the right kind of day to get out some watercolors and do a bit of painting. Hong Kong-based artist and art teacher Paula Leon will be facilitating an in-person workshop for just that, at the creative-centric MakerHive Hong Kong.
2pm-4pm at, MakerHive Hong Kong, Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 10/F, 12P Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town. HK$200 (early bird), HK$250 (materials included).
Online photography platform Bamboo Scenes turns 1-year-old in November. The platform, which intends to provide high-quality prints of photos captured by some of the best photographers based in Hong Kong, recently moved to its current permanent home next to the cozy Locofama cafe in Sai Ying Pun — and this Saturday, they’re hosting a bit of a housewarming party-slash-gallery open house so that visitors can mingle and purchase pieces on the spot.
12pm-6pm at, Locofama, 9-13 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun.
Sunday, September 9
With a program that includes chamber music from Haydn, Bartók and Beethoven, the award-winning Ulysses quartet will be performing a pop up concert as part of Tai Kwun’s Premiere Performances. The members hail from Canada, the US, and Taiwan, and very recently performed at the Lincoln Center.
4pm-6pm at, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central. HK$400 (general), HK$200 (disabled and CSSA recipients).
This three-piece emo revival band from Benson, Minnesota will be helping you bid farewell to the weekend with some pop punk, indie rock, and post-hardcore tunes.
8pm-11pm. This Town Needs, 1/F, Commercial Accommodation, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street, Yau Tong. HK$360 (walk in), HK$280 (advance).