Summer is officially approaching, which means that while the rest of Hong Kong hits the beach and hiking trails, you could avoid the crowds by spending a quiet, introverted afternoon at a creative space instead. Here are Still / Loud’s picks for gigs, screenings, exhibitions and other cultural happenings around town over the next two weeks. (If you missed our earlier recommendations, check them out here.)
April 1 – May 14 – Lumenvisum, L210, JCCAC, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei
“P for Place” is the solo exhibition of photographs Chinese Malaysian artist Minstrel Kuik took in Malaysia in 2007. The exhibition aims to begin a dialogue with the Hong Kong audience through the subjectivities of Southeast Asia and will engage with issues of migration, colonial histories, nationalism, ethnicity and cultural identity.
April 19 – Hidden Agenda, Hung To Industrial Building, 80 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong
Alcest is widely credited with pioneering the blackgaze/post-black metal genre. After their last visit to Hong Kong (at Hidden Agenda 3.0 back in 2014 to promote the distinctively shoegaze Shelter), they’ve returned to their blackgaze roots with new album Kodama.
April 20 – April 23, JCCAC L0 Gallery, Shek Kip Mei
Organised by the Master of Arts in Cultural Management programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the festival aims to change our perception of culture preservation. The four-day event will explore the relationship between the past and future through visual art, drama performances, forums, live music and workshops.
April 22 – White Noise Records, 1/F, 720 Shanghai Street, Prince Edward
Record Store Day turns ten this year. Celebrate it at White Noise Records, who promises RSD exclusives, used CDs and vinyl, as well as sick beats from Guiddo, K-Melo and Preservation all day long. Of course, you’re welcome to just turn up and “say hi”.
April 25 – May 9 – BOUND by Hillywood, 32 Boundary Street, Prince Edward
Wingla Wong, also known as Vcrs, is a photographer based in Hong Kong. Wong’s solo photography exhibition is titled “Healing Error” and will be held at Bound till May 9.
April 29 – Orange Peel, 2/F, 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Central
The Underground HK, a staple in the local music scene, is celebrating its 13th birthday this year. Join them at Orange Peel where bands Andy is Typing, Ocean Boulevard, The Boogie Playboys and The MongCocks will be playing.
Compiled by Vivian Yeung.