The Alexander McQueen MCQ store opening on Wednesday night treated Causeway Bay shoppers to a free live performance. Hong Kong band, “The Yours” played a short, but rocking set directly on the sidewalk of Paterson Street.
The fact that the Betsey Johnson x Steve Madden fashion show on Friday night was entertaining was somewhat of a surprise. In-store shows are often cramped and clumsy affairs, but this one actually succeeded in being charismatic and fun.
Playboy celebrated their 60th anniversary in Hong Kong with an in-store event at Lane Crawford, IFC. The well-attended party featured two Playboy playmates, Jessa Hinton, and Alana Campos, who posed throughout the night wearing the iconic Playboy bunny outfit.
Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, prominent members of Hip Hop supergroup, Wu-Tang Clan, will be performing at club Cubic, Macau, on Friday, March 14th. For fans of authentic New York Hip Hop, this is perhaps the biggest show of the year!
Onra, the talented French beatmaker lands in Hong Kong for a session at XXX on Saturday. Onra gained notoriety from producing two albums of his own heavy beat creations that contained samples from old Chinese film soundtracks.
Omar, a major Soul and R&B singer whose fans include Erykah Badu and Stevie Wonder, will be performing on Wednesday. On Saturday the improvisational keyboardist extraordinaire, Mark de Clive Lowe will be playing a live set at new music club O.M.A.!
Ambush, a jewelry and accessories brand from Japan held a crowded pop-up launch at Joyce last Thursday. The founders, Verbal and Yoon are an interesting pair. How many avant-garde jewelry brands have a successful rapper as lead designer?
The Hong Kong breakdance scene is no joke! Saturday’s dance battle organized by BboyHK brought out the city’s best dancers and featured moves that you’ll need to watch in slow motion in order to understand.
The Hong Kong Reggae scene lost an important figure when True Skool party organizer Miyuki decided to move to Spain last year. Luckily for us, she’s back for a few months and this Saturday she’s throwing her infamous Reggae party again at Star Ferry Pier 7.
Artist Miya Ando, who creates fascinating works using ancient sword smith techniques is opening a solo show titled “Light Metal” on Thursday, February 13th. The artist, who grew up in Japan and California, works primarily in steel and aluminum.
Red Bull’s first Flugtag Hong Kong in 2010 was one of the city’s most successful events ever. The turnout packed West Kowloon with over 30,000 spectators who watched the zany home-made aircraft take (often brief) flight before plummeting into the harbor.
L.A.-based artists Cyrcle were back in Hong Kong for the unveiling of the latest Vaford Gates mural. The night was a combination art launch and charity fundraiser with a vibe more like an underground warehouse party.
Although the main complex is still under development, the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Park is worth a visit simply on its own. The modern public space surpasses expectations and appears as if the architect’s rendering suddenly sprung to life.
Hong Kong indie nightspot XXX Gallery is starting off the new year with a packed schedule. Friday night is Wall of Sound, their party ode to Pop music of the 50’s and 60’s, and Saturday features Kode9, a Dubstep pioneer.
Long before he designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, or the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, architect Frank Gehry built a series of lamps in the mid 80’s that contained hints of where he was going creatively.
Last week a friend invited me to join a few graffiti artists in painting at the old Kai Tak airport in Kowloon Bay. Climbing through a hole in a fence and walking past a few obstacles, we arrived at an abandoned building.
Dragon-i, the iconic Hong Kong nightclub marked its 11th anniversary on Wednesday with a performance by Wonder Mike and Master Gee of the Sugarhill Gang, along with a set by top House music DJ Solomun.
The Woaw store opening last Thursday was not a low-key affair. From a lengthy lion dance, including a two-story high performance, to having Jay Z’s DJ, Young Guru perform, Gough Street was buzzing with excitment.
Justin Martin, one of the biggest names in dance music right now, takes over Midnight & Co for a night of sophisticated yet dirty beats. If Major Lazer and The XX had a baby, this is the sound you would get!