Hitlist: five things to do this week in Hong Kong (June 10-17)

Japanese takoyaki, twisted Spanish cartoon humour and an Irish modern-day musical on this week’s menu

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 June, 2016, 12:05pm
UPDATED : Friday, 10 June, 2016, 3:08pm

GIVE in to eighties nostalgia watching Sing Street , the latest modern-day musical from John Carney, the Irish filmmaker behind Oscar-winning Once.

STOP for some Japanese takoyaki, Taiwanese scallion pancakes or silky seafood congee at this tucked away Tuen Mun street food alley.

CHANNEL your dark side and find the humour behind the casually violent images of Spanish cartoonist and illustrator Joan Cornellà, who will visit Hong Kong for the first time for a solo exhibition from June 17 to 26.

SIP on a Smoky Hong Kong at Salvatore, a new cocktail bar at Maison Eight, and the first Hong Kong venture from Salvatore Calabrese, one of the world’s leading bartenders.

WITNESS the comeback of Hong Kong Canto-pop legend Lowell Lo, who grew up with Bruce Lee, taught himself to sing in Cantonese despite being dyslexic, wrote 100-plus film soundtracks, then walked away from music for 15 years.