Wan Chai

Week ahead

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Faust Festival 2012

Sunday, 27 May, 2012, 12:00am

A case of mistaken identity

This year's Hong Kong International Art Fair (Art HK) hosted 266 galleries from 38 countries, 67,000 visitors and - a downside of such globalised international events - a display of homogenous art that dominated over regional and local creativity. One Hong Kong artist described last week's event as a 'visual merry-go-round'.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Going out

Exhibitions

Incomplete Finale

Yip Kai-chun's sound installation uses recordings of his mother's reminiscences as she was nearing the end of her life. Today, 1pm-8pm, soundpocket, Unit 10C, Gee Chang Industrial Building, 108 Lok Shan Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2356 2226. Ends today

Square China

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

The Planner

Exhibitions

Spring Exhibition

Works in various media by 14 artists including Zhang Jingjing and Anthony Davy. Today, 9.30am-6pm, D'Art Gallery, G/F, 125 Wellington Street, Central. Inquiries: 2947 1381. Ends today

Comix and the City

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Water taxis offer options and can include existing transport operators

The discussion over the concept of water taxis is an encouraging sign the Hong Kong community is reconnecting with the water, our fabulous 1,000 kilometres of mostly natural shorelines and many islands.

Water taxis have always existed in Hong Kong, and many are operating today under different names.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Table talk

Quim Marquez, owner of El Quim de la Boqueria (bottom right) in Barcelona, Spain, will be guest chef at 1/5 Nuevo in Wan Chai from May 28 to June 2. Dishes (dinner only) include Catalan codfish salad; and Quim's special panini (Iberico pork loin, confit onion, fried egg and crunchy asparagus). Bookings: 2529 2300

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Style

What: Jag cut-glass vases Why: These gorgeous chunky cut-glass vases come in a range of smoky jewel colours How much: From HK$160 Where: Inside, 12/F Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2873 1795

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

The Planner

Exhibitions

Mind Without Discrimination

Tai Xiangzhou's ethereal landscape paintings inspired by ancient Chinese masters on paper made using 10th-century techniques and 18th-century ink. Today, 10.30am-7pm, Plum Blossoms Gallery, G6, 1 Hollywood Road, Central. Inquiries: 2521 2189. Ends today

Media Art and the Environment - The Desert Metropolis

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Helper held over HK$5m in missing jewellery

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Creating a new lease on life for historic tenement

Conservationists are keen to keep a historic tenement in Wan Chai alive with cultural and social activities for residents and visitors before the building is renovated next year.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Fresh idea for food charity in market

A group of young businessmen and designers hopes to restore a disused market in Sheung Wan as a food and art marketplace and establish a food education charity like the one set up by British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design is one of 15 non-profit organisations bidding for the contract to revitalise Bridges Street Market.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Professionals hooked on fantasy game

Most of the gamers feverishly trying to get their hands on Diablo III in the city yesterday were not teenagers but professionals in their 20s and 30s who grew up with the game.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Artists explore their aural fixation

Over the past few days, thousands of art lovers have gorged on a visual feast at the Art HK fair, but for some attendees, it was not the volumes of art on the walls that grabbed their attention, but rather the volume in their ears.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Week ahead

Today

Comix and the City

Comix Home Base exhibition with works by a stellar cast of local comics artists and animators, including Ma Wing-shing, Zunzi, Yeung Hok-tak and Alice Mak Kar-bik. Daily (until Friday, May 26), 10am-8pm, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, free. Inquiries: 2582 0200

Tuen Mun Town Hall 25th Anniversary Fun Day

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Single point of contact

Women's and gender studies programmes have been an academic growth industry in recent years throughout the world, and Hong Kong has been no exception to this trend.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am