Sonatrope Film Festival – coming soon!

Is it just me, or is Hong Kong starting to experience something of a cultural renaissance? I just received an email from the organizer of Sonatrope, a new music-based film festival taking place August 17th to 25th. Sonatrope combines two of my biggest passions – music and film. Could it possibly get any better? YES! […]

D.J. / Dim Mak founder Steve Aoki at Volar

Friday night, July 27th, Steve Aoki will be at Volar. Is this guy a d.j., a clothing designer, or a record label head? It seems that these days, everyone does all three. Steve Aoki is in good company. He’s down with many other heavily talented, multi-tasking individuals such as Busy P, a man well […]

Basheer Books – art & design heaven!

Where can you go to catch a glimpse of the current state of international art and design? Do you miss the instant gratification of purchasing an art book in the real world, instead of the boredom of ordering online, and having to wait for it to be delivered? Basheer Design Books provides all of that […]

Most Wanted, the Racks calendar launch!

(Ana R., Lisa S., and Larissa strike a pose) Hong Kong’s charity circuit has never seen anything quite like the launch of Most Wanted, the Racks calendar to benefit breast cancer. Top models, Lisa S., Ana R., Rosemary, Liz, Lucy, and several others, collaborated with the city’s newest hotspot to create a sexy, yet sophisticated […]

Finding the new Nike art gallery!

Nike has a new exhibition space named 26 Degrees opening on July 27th. The address is 5 U Lam Terrace in Hong Kong’s Mid-Levels neighborhood, just above Soho. Previously, the same building was occupied by a restaurant named Pheonix, and years before that it was Viasge, a bar that catered to local artists. But finding […]

Beach Party! Big Wave Bay, Sai Kung

Last year I was too tired to attend the second annual beach party at Big Wave Bay in Sai Kung, but to quote friends of mine it was “one of the best days of my life,” and “the best party I’ve ever been to”. So with that in mind, I decided to make a little […]

Club AVENUE opening feat. Vinyl Richie!

High above Starbucks, on the twentieth floor of Century Square, a new club named Avenue opened on Friday night. New York d.j. Vinyl Richie headlined the night, supported by a Hong Kong-based d.j. with an equally cool name. (more…)

C1V1L1ZAT1ON exhibition by L1ES ONE

I made the trip out to Chai Wan Thursday night to check out the opening of the L1ES ONE, C1V1L1ZATION exhibition. I’ve been to the same mammoth building, Chai Wan Industrial City, twice in the past week, taking the MTR all the way out to the last stop on the Hong Kong Island line. The […]

Queen’s Theatre, before the curtains close

When you live somewhere a long time, there’s always a few places right under your nose that for some reason, you never explore. For me, Queen’s Theatre, a cinema I walk past nearly EVERY day, was one of those places. Tuesday night I decided to catch the Robert Rodriguez film, “Planet Terror” at Queen’s Theatre […]

L1ES ONE opening party at Six Keyz space

French artist L1ES ONE, now residing in Hong Kong, takes over the Six Keyz space for an exhibition of “EVOLUT1ON1ST GRAFF1T1″ on Thursday, July 12th. Starting at 7 pm, the opening party will feature free drinks and a special four-turntable set by French scratch-masters d.j. Doze and d.j. Samir. Also in the mix is a […]