Today’s best events
What happens when two of the late twentieth century’s greatest and most influential artists, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, join hands for a never-before-seen exhibition? Well, head to Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery this November 16 to 23 and find out for yourself. Featuring a specially curated selection of works that powerfully captures the dynamic magic of 1980s New York, juxtaposing Warhol's polished pop aesthetic against Basquiat's singular raw expressionism, this is one legendary exhibition you would not want to miss.
Hong Kong’s answer to Glastonbury and Coachella, Clockenflap is back with an impressive lineup for 2019. The massive three-day music and arts fest in 2018 saw some seriously big bands and acts like Interpol and Khalid, talented up-and-comers within the local music scene as well as the impressive last-minute addition, Erykah Badu. So far, 2019's initial lineup includes controversial rapper Lil Pump, electropop sensation Halsey, and British indie giants Mumford and Sons. Click here for the full lineup.
Coffee has become such an integral part of Hongkongers’ lives that many of our beloved city’s coffee aficionados have become shrewd experts with refined tastes. If you’re one of those said coffee connoisseurs, make sure to check out the Coffee Festival being hosted in One Taikoo Place’s Tong Chong Street Market pop-up. The inaugural festival features eight local coffee roasters and four award-winning roasters from Southeast Asia. For a rich, freshly brewed cup of coffee, make sure to drop by any weekday between breakfast to lunch from now till November 29! Not only do you get to try coffee produced by Hong Kong-based roasteries and coffee companies such as Porch – The Coffee Merchants or REACTION Coffee Roasters, you’ll also get to taste some of the most Southeast Asian flavours with renowned names such as Singapore’s Two Degrees North Coffee Co., Malaysia’s Brew & Bread Coffee Roasters, Thailand’s Ristr8to and much, much more. Entry is free, so what are you waiting for?
Having held exhibitions in Europe, the US and Hong Kong, Sweden-born illustrator Andreas von Buddenbrock is holding a three-week exhibition at Chez Trente, an independent, local bar and gallery. Showcasing a stunning collection of highly detailed ink drawings, the artist often spends hours on end in the same location to create his masterpieces. Perfectly capturing the casual ambience of his surroundings using nothing but fine-liner ink pens, fans of his work can find out more about the artist and the many memorable encounters he comes across during his artistic process.
Can't wait until art events and happenings in March? You’re in luck. There’s Hong Kong Art Week to tide you over until art month next year. Kicking off from November 21, the 9-day festival brings together an impressive lineup of local artists, galleries and the community to celebrate the growing and vibrant art scene in Hong Kong. There are tons of city-wide programmes to check out from a two-day action-packed art symposium at Asia Society and live performances to a fabulous artsy brunch. An unmissable event for any art lovers!
Offering a unique insight into the remarkable community that was the Kowloon Walled City, City of Darkness is an exhibition that explores into the now-demolished organic megastructure that, somehow, without basic services, regulations or building standards, managed to not only survive but positively thrive. Showcasing this influential body of work put together by photographers Greg Girard and Ian Lambot, the exhibition brings this extraordinary community that held such a looming presence in Hong Kong into the spotlight.
Experience all the wonderful culture Argentina has to offer and take part in this year's Argentina Festival. From tango lessons to wine tastings, photo exhibitions to Argentinian cuisine, all can be found right here in Hong Kong. But if that's not quite enough for you, all participants of the festival can have a chance to win a pair of round-trip flight tickets to explore the capital of Argentina Buenos Aires themselves. Click here to see how you can win!
The Hong Kong French Film Festival is back for its 48th outing with a whole new boatload of acclaimed movies. Organised by the Alliance Française de Hong Kong, the film festival will feature a total of 40 films and over 90 screenings all across the city from November 22 to December 10. Local film fans will be able to catch a slew of acclaimed French films from all types of genre including films like: A Brother's Love, a hilarious story that follows Sophia, a 35 year old unemployed academic and her relationship with her brother, Forward, an emotional documentary that takes a look at how the children from less developed countries are changing the world, and Terra Willy, a lighthearted animation that tells the story of young Willy and his adventures with Buck, a survival robot he befriends on a wild and unexplored planet. Whatever floats your boat (or popcorn) there's something for everyone. As an added bonus, a special photo exhibition by film set photographer Raymond Cauchetier will also be held from November 7 to 24 during Retrospective: “60th Anniversary of French New Wave”, a celebration of the 60th anniversary of French New Wave.