A still from John Carney’s Sing Street.

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

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

Kitty Yeung makes takoyaki at her stall in Tuen Mun. Photo: May Tse.
STOP for some Japanese takoyaki, Taiwanese scallion pancakes or silky seafood congee at this tucked away Tuen Mun street food alley.
A comic strip by Joan Cornellà.
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.
Smoky Hong Kong at Salvatore, Maison Eight in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Edmond So.
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.
Veteran singer songwriter Lowell Lo Koon-ting has a concert at the HK Coliseum in June. Photo: Dickson Lee.
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.