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Additional Ferry Service: Sat, Jan 1, 1:45am: An additional ferry service is scheduled on New Year's Eve from Central to Yung Shue Wan, departing Central at 1:45am on 1/1/05 at $20/$10.
Tsunami Relief Night: Sat, Jan 8, all evening, Island Bar: Half of all bar takings will be donated to Operation Santa Claus Tsunami Relief Fund! Live music by "some musically talented people" (YSWankers) from 8pm.
A Close Shave for Charity: Sat, Jan 15, 3pm onwards, Island Bar(ber Shop):
"Had a close shave recently? Or do you know someone who either wants or deserves one? If so, bring them (or lure them) to The Island Bar on Saturday 15th January!
That’s the day designated for a hirsute tidy-up before Chinese New Year, and in support of the OSC/Tsunami Relief Fund. Come into the bar from 3:00pm onward and watch some of your favourite beards, goatees, moustaches and at least one pony tail get the chop for charity." Click for poster.
"Boundless Love and Peace" Carnival: Sun, Jan 23, 2-5:30pm, YSW soccer pitch:
Monthly ferry ticket renewals: Samson:
"29/1 (Sat), 31/1 (Mon), 1/2 (Tue), 2/2 (Wed):
Don't forget, new monthly ticket fare $495!"
Open Day: Sun, Jan 30, noon-2:30pm, North Lamma School: stalls, games, children's performances 12:30-1pm.
Helen's Birthday Benefit Party: Sat, Feb 26, 2pm, New Holiday Mood Grill & Restaurant, 26 Main Street, Tel 2982 1880: featuring the "Bitza" band & the author of "The Tsunami Diaries", presented by www.RebuildSriLanka.com. Click for poster. All welcome!
"join me to celebrate a natural guide for life in the fast lane. Come along to meet like-minded souls, have a laugh and share ideas over your favorite drink at happy hour prices and share some delicious organic treats. Pick up your free copy (courtesy pure yoga) of the little brown book for easy access to all of HK's favorite healing places and people and products."
Natural Essential Oils, Fragrances & Perfumes: Sat, Mar 5, 10-11:30am, Life Café, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central, HK: Seminar w/guest speaker Jean-Claude Richard of Farfella: Tel 2810 9777 for reservations. Click for poster.
Also Mar 12, 2-5pm, Mar 13, 10am-5pm:
Includes art materials, tea/coffee, and lunch on full day. Discounts for worthy causes etc. Click here to see what a workshop is all about in pictures.
Lani's farewell party: Tue, Mar 15, Deli Lamma: Happy hour all night, free snacks: Picture taken at Josie's farewell party, Lani is on the right.
I Shot Hong Kong: Wed, Mar 23, 6:30-8:30pm, Fringe Club, Rooftop Terrace: Free entry. 3 short movies. "Exit/Strategy" featuring several current & former Lammaites (Ingmar, Malcolm, Pete Spurrier, Bethany). Click for details.
Rockin' Shockin' Donkeys: Good Friday, Mar 25, 9:30pm, Deli Lamma:
"Back after a long time in the stable.
Donkeys have had a change of personnel and after the departure of Wonkey Donkey, we are pleased to introduce Junior Donkey. Tell the teenage girls to line up... The new improved Shockin' Rockin' Donkeys". Click for poster.
Drum Jam: Tue, Mar 29, 8-10pm, Fringe Club, G/F, Bar area, Central: every month, free admission, drums provided!
SCMP, Mar 23: "BEAT IT AND BE HAPPY.
... Expressive, empowering and regarded as good for health, drumming is considered to tap the primal rhythms of life inside all of us. To embrace the spirit of percussion and its benefits, a monthly event is being held to help Hongkongers relieve the stress of everyday life..."
Deirdre's Paintings exhibition: Mar 9-29, Aberdeen Boat Club (1/F):
Ferry ticket renewal: Wed, Mar 30 - Sat, Apr 2:
Central pier: 8am - 1pm and 2 - 6pm;
Yung Shue Wan pier: 5 - 11pm.
Tel. 8108 8297, email (reservations requested).
kinzie: 'A new monthly heartbeat gathering to catch up friends old and new. Meet our community of teachers, practitioners and professionals. Enter to win a door prize. Talk about real stuff with real people. Come along to have a laugh and share ideas over a drink and some delicious organic treats. Start your month well by getting out of the office and hooking up with others who share your desire to establish a balanced lifestyle in the dynamic, frenetic and sometimes crazy pace of this vibrant city we call home.
Special dinner offer for those who wish to stay on and grab a delicious healthy meal at hong kong's groovy organic health cafe. Mark your calendar now and join us on the first monday of every month (second monday when the first is a holiday.)'
Thinking Out Loud: Fri, Apr 15, 10:30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central: HK$80 (incl. one drink); free for Fringe members: bbChris: "Come for an upgraded Thinking Out Loud performance this Friday, 15 April! We've got a new shit-hot drummer, Egg has rejoined the band, we've got some new songs and new hair colours too." Website. Click for poster.
"Dog-Gone Cat Case - A Lamma Island Story" - Book Signing: Sat, Apr 16, 3-5pm, Emily's Ice-Cream Parlour, Main Street, Yung Shue Wan: Book-signing by Lamma writer Jay Scott Kanes. While supplies last on this special occasion, every buyer of the new novel will receive a discount coupon for treats at Emily's Ice-Cream Parlor.
Click for web page.
Raft for a Laugh: Sun, Apr 17, 9:30am, Stanley Main Beach: Charity race around a 150 metre course in a ready/self-made raft. Teams are encouraged to be creative, come in fancy dress & decorate their rafts. Click for poster, call 2813 6422 or email.
Square Earth Storytelling: Sun, Apr 17, 4pm, life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central: "Join us for an afternoon of pure storytelling based on the oral tradition." Tel 9453 7216 for more info, web page. Click for poster.
Book launch: Mon, Apr 18, 6:30pm, Bookazine, 3/F, Prince's Bldg, Central: "Sketches of Soho" (published by ex-Lammaite and ex-Editor-in-chief of Towncrier, Pete Spurrier's company Blacksmith Books): RSVP, please.
"Soho is an area with its own village atmosphere and is synonymous with good food. Popular local artist Lorette Roberts is behind Sketches of Soho, a book which brings this district to life in vivid details. Join her at Bookazine over a glass of wine and sample some of the recipes featured in Simple Gourmet."
Rivers & Tides documentary: Thu, Apr 21, 9pm, life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central: "The theatrical phenomenon 'Rivers & Tides' depicts the magical relationship between art & nature whilst painting a visually intoxicating portrait of famed artist Andy Goldsworthy."
Nei Gong: Sat, Apr 23, 4:30-6pm, life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central: "Christel Wilk hosts an afternoon talk and live demonstration of Nei Going - a series of ancient Chinese exercises more powerful than most other forms of exercise." Reservations recommended, Tel: 2810 9777, web page, email, Click for poster.
Apr 28-30 (Thu-Sat): Central Pier: 8am - 1pm, 2 - 6pm,
Yung Shue Wan Pier: 5 - 11pm.
May 1-2 (Sun - Publi-holi-Monday): Central Pier: 9am - 1pm, 2 - 6pm.
Cantonese Opera Performances: Apr 29-May 3, Football pitch: Tickets from the booth on the pitch. Photo gallery. "The Celebration of the Tin Hau (Goddess of the Sea) Festival at Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island. Cantonese Opera performance by the Hong Kong-renowned Hing Fung Ming Cantonese Opera Troupe."
Click on poster for info & photos. Late ferries from YSW to Central & Aberdeen at 12:30am every day. To arrange a sampan back to the big city call: 9818 5538 - all night, or try Mrs Fan on 9755 4067.
"A very informal affair, and times are approximate, this has always been a wonderful, fun and spontaneous day out on the beach weaving the ribbons of the May Pole, with lots of kids, adults, sun, sea, sky, soft sands and soothing breezes. Please come, bring friends and family, join in the fun, relax on the beach, eat in the village (only 10-15 minutes walk from the beach), enjoy a different kind of day out."
Rockin' Shockin' Donkeys: Fri, May 13, 10pm, The Wanch, Jaffe Rd, Wanchai:
"Oh yes. Just for your eyes & ears only live at the wondrous Wanch, Jaffe Rd, Wanchai.
Don't be afraid now it won't hurt a bit......"
Dreams, Images & Reflections: May 14-16, GreenHouse, Luk Chau, Lamma:
A 3-Day Workshop with David O’ Rose and Deirdre Butler: Cost & Registration $3,700/person, includes light lunch, coffee/teas, transport to/from Aberdeen each day: Tel 2982 6936, email:
"Please join David and Deirdre for a long weekend at Lamma Island, a place of retreat and renewal. Dreams provide access into the unconscious areas of life. They give specific and appropriately timed messages which can assist us with problem-solving, psychological development and spiritual deepening. Image making, artwork, is also a way of knowing the life of the soul.
The art process carries us free of conscious thinking and judging. This workshop will focus on the interpretation of dream images from a psycho-spiritual perspective. Making images will help deepen the process of reflection."
Book signing of "Dog-Gone Cat Case": Sat, May 14, 2-3:30pm, Dymock's, IFC One, Central: Meet the author Jay Scott Kanes:
"Based on high jinks in and near Yung Shue Wan village on Lamma Island, Dog-Gone Cat Case offers a sometimes tender, sometimes comedic adventure and who-done-it mystery. Cats, dogs, humans and snakes play lead roles. This fun tale should appeal to young readers and adults alike."
Sound Experience: Mon, May 16, 5-7pm: life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central:
"Experience with others the wonders of sound... by using voices and instruments creatively (vocal circles, toning, chants...), and learning how sound works from and for many things in life." Tel 2525 9422: reservations, registration fee $60, email, web page. Click for poster.
Tin Hau temple reopening, Sok Kwu Wan: Tue, May 17, 11:30am: Ferry from YSW to Sok Kwu Wan at 10:45am ($30). Celebration for the rebuilding of this temple which burnt out on Chin. New Year day 2004. Free vegetarian buffet (donation welcome). Everybody welcome!
Donkeys Live! Sat, May 28, 9pm, Island Bar.
Thiery Fahr: Sat, May 28, 7pm, life cafe: "We present African singer and songwriter Thiery Fahr and his special guest performing original acoustic African music."
Ultra Lounge: Sun, May 29, 8pm, life cafe: "We present our regular Live Music night with one of Hong Kong's best loved posse - "Ultra Lounge" performing Afro Bossa beats with a dash of Indian charm. For dinner reservations, give us a call on tel 2810 9777 or swing by for a drink or two!"
Green Lamma Green - Tree planting: Sun, May 29, 11am-noon, Yung Shue Wan playground: "HK Electric is organising a 3-year tree planting programme with Hong Kong Conservancy Association and a launching ceremony will be held this Sunday on Lamma to kick off the event.
The ceremony will be officiated by the Permanent Secretary for the Environment, Mr. K.K. Kwok; Director and General Manager (Engineering) of Hongkong Electric, Mr Francis Lee; Ms Lister Cheung from HKCA as well as local dignitaries. Over one hundred students and volunteers from Hongkong Electric will be recruited to do the actual tree planting after the ceremony." The tree planting will take place about 20 minutes' walk after Hung Shing Yeh, on both sides of the trail to Sok Kwu Wan.
Baraka (the breath of life): Mon, May 30, 9pm, life cafe: "A transcendently poetic tour of the globe, shot in 24 countries. Baraka is a visualization of humans interconnecting with mother Earth - capturing not only the harmony, but also the calamity we have on nature." Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, web page. Click for poster.
Monthly Ferry Ticket Renewal: May 30 - June 2: $495. Central pier: 8am - 1pm, 2 - 6pm; Yung Shue Wan: 5-11pm.
"Crikey! They're back! Yes indeed, they're back, frothing up the stage once again, in the first round of the 2005 World Battle of the Bands. Come along and show your support for the fishy funster.
Catch Garoupa live at 'Battle of the Bands'. Rods and tackle not provided."
NUDE at the EDGE: Thu, June 16, from 7:30pm: Edge, G/F The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central: Entrance $60. Heat for the World Battle of the Bands!
2nd Anniversary Buffet: Fri, June 17, from 6pm: New Holiday Mood Restaurant, Main Street:
All you can eat and drink buffet for $88, 1 child/parent free! See ad on the left.
More info, Tel 2982 1880 for reservations.
Drum Jam: Sat, June 18, 8-10pm, Fringe Club, G/F, Bar area, Central: every month, free admission, drums provided!
SCMP, Mar 23: "BEAT IT AND BE HAPPY:"...
Expressive, empowering and regarded as good for health, drumming is considered to tap the primal rhythms of life inside all of us. To embrace the spirit of percussion and its benefits, a monthly event is being held to help Hongkongers relieve the stress of everyday life..."
Next gigs: Tue, July 5, 8-10pm;
Tue, Aug 16, 8-10pm: all at Fringe Club.
African Chill-Out Lounge with Thierry Nkeli Faha from Togo: Sat, June 25, 7pm-midnight, life cafe, 10 Shelly St, Soho, Central:
What the bleep do we know? Mon, June 27, 9pm,
life cafe, 10 Shelly St, Soho, Central:
Ferry Ticket Renewal for July 2005:
Thu, June 30, 10:30am - 1pm, near Tin Hau Temple, YSW:
$80 for each dog (inoculation plus license), more details.
Power Station Beach clean-up: Sat, July 2, from 9am:
CANCELLED! HK Electric has already stepped in and cleaned up the beach. Many thanks!
Rockin' Shockin' Donkeys Live!: Sat, July 2, 10pm, The Wanch, Jaffe Rd, Wanchai:
"Summer's here so come celebrate Donkey style. Bring your friends and enjoy fine Donkey cocktails and selected tunes to keep you stomping thru' the nite. Adults only!"
Drum Jam: Tue, July 5, 8-10pm, Fringe Club, G/F, Bar area, Central: every month, free admission. No prior experience necessary. Drums provided. (Bring your own drum/percussion if you have for the BIG Jam!)
SCMP, Mar 23: "BEAT IT AND BE HAPPY:"...
Expressive, empowering and regarded as good for health, drumming is considered to tap the primal rhythms of life inside all of us. To embrace the spirit of percussion and its benefits, a monthly event is being held to help Hongkongers relieve the stress of everyday life..."
Kumi: "COME, PLAY and EXPERIENCE the power of drum, at our Monthly Free DRUM JAM!".
NUDE @ World Battle of the Bands - Semi-finals: Thu, July 7, 7:30-11:30pm, The Edge, G/F The Centrium, 60 Wyndham St, Central, $60:
"We're now through to the semi-finals.
So get NUDE this Thursday as we lay down devilish steaming slabs of rhythmic propensity, propelling you and your friends on a body-jacking voyage of aural joy.
Unity in Nudity. Underneath, we're all nude.
Free Cantonese Lessons: every Wed, from June 2005, 9-10pm, Emily's Ice-cream & Yogurt Parlour, Main Street:
Features: Vocabulary, Sentence structure, Slang, Conversation, Plus Chinese Culture, Hong Kong Information.
For enquiries & reservations: please visit Emily’s Ice Cream & Yogurt Parlour or call Emily at 9094-8848.
NUDE @ World Battle of the Bands - EDGE Finals: Thu, July 14, 8-11:30pm, The EDGE, G/F The Centrium, 60 Wyndham St, Central, $60:
"Nudists, many thanks to all those who came down to party with us at the last gig. We're through!".
Emerging from Shadows: Paintings exhibition by Lamma-based artist Deirdre Butler: July 12 - Aug 6: Culture Club, 15 Elgin Street, Soho, Central, HK: opening Shours: Mon - Thu 12.30 – 10.30pm, Fri 12.30 - midnight, Sat 2.30pm – midnight: Deirdre's website, venue website.
Square Earth Storytelling: Sun, July 17, 4pm: life cafe, 10 Shelly St, Soho, Central: every 3rd Sunday of the month: "Join us for an afternoon of pure storytelling based on the oral tradition. Smooth talking, lip smacking, mood making, tale telling stories from the four corners of the Earth": Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, email, web page, poster.
Sound Experience: Mon, July 18, 7-8pm, life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central: $60, including workshop & a glass of lemonade: "": Contact Diane (Tel 2525 9422) for info. Life cafe: Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, email, web page, poster.
Ticket Renewal: July 29-30, Aug 1-2: Central Pier: 8am -
1pm & 2 - 6pm; Yung Shue Wan Pier: 5 - 11pm
Anti-burglary Roadshow: Fri, Aug 5 - Sun, Aug 7, 10am-4pm: City Hall, Main Street: "This roadshow is designed to enhance general home security standards, and to improve the overall crime awareness of Islands residents:
In addition to the exhibition of a variety of home security devices, police officers and home security professionals will also advise on home security issues."
Living Life From the Inside Out: Sat, Aug 20, 4-5:30pm, life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central (right at the Mid-levels escalator):
"International Astrologer Paul Six has spent the last thirty years traveling around the world to assist others in navigating through their interior landscape and discovering the magical potentials that are waiting to be tapped.": $100/ person. Tel 9023 5952 for reservations, email, web page, poster.
African Concert with Thierry Nkeli Faha: Sat, Aug 20, 9pm, life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central (right at the Mid-levels escalator):
"Back by popular demand, this is the last chance to see and hear the sweet sound of the African "vagabond" before he returns to his native Togo after a successful Chinese tour.": Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, email, web page, poster.
Cholesterol - Fact, Fat or Fad: Wed, Aug 24, 7pm, life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central (right at the Mid-levels escalator):
Booksigning "Dog-Gone Cat Case": Sat, Aug 27, 1-2:30pm, Dymocks, IFC Mall: Lammaite Jay Scott Kanes will sign your copy.
Central: 8am to 1pm AND 2pm - 6pm, Yung Shue Wan: 5pm to 11pm.
Red Star Rising: Sat, Sep 3, 9:30pm, Island Bar:
Music Quiz 7:30-9:30pm, free entry, all in aid of World Emergency Relief: Big Sausage: "Much-rumoured debut gig by Red Star Rising (Steve Cray, Hugh from Donkeys, Kevin from Nude and possibly Matthew from Nude/Over a Dogma)... and with second set guests from others."
Instant Healing w/the Yuen Method: Sat, Sep 3, 4-5:30pm, life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central (right at the Mid-levels escalator):
"Full spectrum healing: Beyond Qigong, Feng Shui, Kinesiology, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Traditional and Alternative Medicine...": $100/ person. Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, email, web page, poster.
heartbeat magic monday: intuition: Mon, Sep 5, 2005, 7-9.30pm (short talk at 8pm), Life Organic Health Cafe (10 Shelley Street, Soho):
"Click here to find out more.
World Battle of the Bands - HK Finals: Wed, Sep 7, 9:30pm, Hard Rock Cafe: $160. Enquiries 6197 4588 (English), 9499 0876 (Chinese). Cheer on Lamma band NUDE, playing first at 9:30am! Website, poster, forum.
J from NUDE: "Greetings Nudists, The funk flies full in the face of Hong Kong's music scene this Wednesday, Sept. 7th @ the HardRock Cafe, TST. Doors open at 930 and NUDE will be kicking off the competition. Join us on our eternal quest for jumpin' dance floors of beautiful people. It's time to show the world that Hong Kong's got some soul, not just canto-pop and hardcore Rock'n'Roll": poster.
Red Star Rising @ Venue: Mon, Sep 12, 10pm, The Venue, Wanchai: Free entry, 9pm - late. Playing a guest spot as part of a weekly showcase. Professional residents Yomama, plus RSR & other guests: poster.
Mid-Autum Carnival: Postponed to Sat, Sep 24, 7-10pm, Football Pitch: Local entertainment by Lammadonna & co. Chin. banner see below.
Donkeys @ The Wanch: Sat, Sep 17, 10pm, The WANCH, Jaffe Rd, Wanchai:
"Mid-Autumn celebrations with mooncakes, beer &
Kirtan @ Life: Sat, Sep 24, 5:30pm, life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central (right at the Mid-levels escalator): $100 charity donation, includes tea & cake. Tel. 6082 7798 for reservations, click for email, web page, poster.
ShockinRockinDonkeys @ Island Bar: Sat, Sep 24, 9pm, Island Bar.
Peaceable Kingdom: Mon, Sep 26, 9pm, life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central (right at the Mid-levels escalator): movie about animal farming. Tel. 2810 9777 for reservations, click for email, web page, poster.
African Trance & Meditation: Sat, Oct 1, 4-5:30pm, life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central (right at the Mid-levels escalator): Dale Glenister from South Africa. $100/person. Tel. 2810 9777 for reservations, click for email, web page, poster.
Mid-Autumn Carnival: Sat, Oct 8, 7-10pm, Football Pitch (postponed due to rain from Sat, Sep 17): Local entertainment by Lammadonna & co. (think Karaoke & children's games).
Talk on Relieving Stress Naturally: Wed, Oct 5, 7pm, life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central (right at the Mid-levels escalator): Talk by Dr Santos, Lifestyle Management Centre, HK Adventist Hospital. Tel. 2810 9777 for reservations, click for email, web page, poster.
Red Star Rising - Rockit audition: Fri, Oct 7, 10:30pm, Amnesia, 3/F, Al Aqmar House, 30 Hollywood Rd. Steve Cray: "This is the Rockit audition - it'd be wonderful if the whole of Lamma turned up to support our attempt. We need to whip up a crowd (you get judged on all that, in addition to performance, I'm told). Beers on the Last Ferry to Lamma afterwards! We're on first - at 10.30pm - so people need to get there bright and early at 10pm!"
Also playing: Bad Hair Year, Cold Mountain, System Error. Click for poster.
Red Star Rising @ Underground: Thu, Oct 13, 7:30pm, The Edge, G/F The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street:
"Underground is in its 13th show which may be
unlucky for some, but not for the Underground on Thursday, 13th October!
Taking a trek to the EDGE where in conjunction with the John Peel Day in
UK, Underground have 4 great, original bands on the scorecard:
Self-promotional blurb from Underground website: "RED STAR RISING started in the pub, as all good bands do, and was an amalgamation of musicians from other bands. Steve Cray (Overadogma) and Kevin Voigt (Nude) were having a pint or two and decided they would like to play live more often. Not only that, but both shared a passion for blues, a style that underlies even RSR’s most melodic of tunes. Enter drummer Hugh from the Shockin’ Rockin’ Donkeys and guitarist Mark from Nude and you have the current line-up.
"Steve has since decided to concentrate on RSR, although he and Overadogma’s Hamada remain good friends, with Hamada often joining RSR to play guitar on the song Lizard In A Jar and perform one of his own numbers with the band. RSR first started rehearsing in July this year but have come a long way since then. With a few months of Lamma Island gigs behind them now, the band have a pretty full gig diary throughout October and November and are set to record a single, "Last Ferry To Lamma". All of RSR’s songs are original. You can view a live music video of "Last Ferry To Lamma."
Shockin' Rockin' Donkeys: Fri, Oct 14, 10pm, The Fringe, Central: $80 includes drink: "Bigger is better, so get ready for huge, stomping sounds (not suitable for children)."
Garoupa - Rockit! audition: Sat, Oct 15, 10pm, Amnesia, 3/F, Al Aqmar House, 30 Hollywood Rd. (entrance beside the escalator opposite Pure Fitness):
Gary Hill: "Greetings, lovely people,
'Tis time once again to strap on your Alsatian and get ready to bust a move to the smooth, velvety tones of the lads from Garoupa. Join the boys this Saturday (the 15th, 10 p.m.), at Amnesia* as they gurn and spazz about in a valiant attempt to be allowed to grace the stage at Hong Kong's very own Rockit Festival (Victoria Park, 12th & 13th November). There's no cover charge, and therefore no excuses. Tell your family, alert your neighbours, bring your friends (especially if they're saucy) cos nobody, that's right, nobody, wants to miss this show.
Let's be 'aving ya"
Red Star Rising: Sat, Oct 15, 9pm, Deli Lamma:
Steve Cray: "It's great to be playing Lamma again, our first gig here since our debut at The Island Bar on Sep 3. Since then we seem to have been all over the place, playing Hong Kong side - The Venue, Amnesia and The Edge etc.
The poster says: "You are invited to join the comrades for a night of postmodern blues and melodic rock... but it should perhaps add, and a good old-fashioned Deli party afterwards. Probably not a good idea to have anything important to do on Sunday morning! After the Amnesia gig some of us got to bed way past 6am.
"Guests so far include Harry and John from the Yung Shue Wankers and Hamada from Overadogma, although there is talk of Barney from Nude sitting in on percussion if he's around . . . but who knows who else might join in. Red Star Rising is playing at home, which means there's a signal 8 party warning in force!"
Earthquake Relief Charity Concert - Mixed Bands Jam: Tue, Oct 18, 7pm, Island Bar: Charity Event for Pakistan & India, by Harry & Friends.
Shockin' Rockin' Donkeys: Fri, Oct 21, 10pm, Amnesia, 3/F, Al Aqmar House, 30 Hollywood Rd., Soho: Free entry.
"We're on from 10:30pm~11pm so pls come and give your support. This is an audition show and the best & most popular bands get to play at ROCKIT (www.rockit-hk.com) on 12 or 13 Nov in Victoria Park.
If you can wave your arms about, shout & stomp your feet a lot when we are playing, it would be much appreciated. Ta very much."
Thinking Out Loud: Sat, Oct 22, 10pm, Amnesia, 3/F, Al Aqmar House, 30 Hollywood Rd. (entrance beside the escalator opposite Pure Fitness)
Flowers of Babylon: Wed, Oct 26, 10pm, Amnesia, 3/F, Al Aqmar House, 30 Hollywood Rd. (entrance beside the escalator opposite Pure Fitness).
Quiz Night: Thu, Oct 27, Island Bar
NUDE - Rockit warm-up gig: Fri, Oct 28, from 9:30 pm, Amnesia, 3/F, Al Aqmar House, 30 Hollywood Rd Central: half-hour gig:
"Nudists one and all, Many thanks to all those who supported through the battle of the bands.
We're back this Friday at Amnesia (just above Hollywood Rd, right next to the escalator).
Taking you and your friends on a thrilling journey of aural fascination...get NUDE."
Halloween party: Sat, Oct 29, Island Bar, from 4pm for children. 9pm for adults: Fancy dress prizes.
Cleansing for Winter: Sat, Oct 29, 10am, life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central (right at the Mid-levels escalator): Talk on detox: Tel. 2810 9777 for reservations, click for email, web page, poster.
Favela Rising - Movie Night: Mon, Oct 31, 9pm, life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central (right at the Mid-levels escalator): . Tel. 2810 9777 for dinner reservations (8pm recommended): click for email, web page, poster.
Guitars and Panties @ Underground HK: Fri, Nov 11, 8:30-11pm, Edge, G/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham St, Central (behind Lan Kwai Fong): Free entry, 3 bands (Lazy Susans and Air Tub). The bio of this new band founded by Lammaite bbChris:
"Basically if we get enough people there this Friday, we can continue Underground there (psst - trade secret "Garoupa" are slotted in to headline the Edge Underground in December!!)
"Did I forget to mention Guitars & Panties are playing this Friday and their slogan is "Sometimes we wear them, sometimes we don't..." Find out if they are!!"
"Guitars & Panties: Hong Kong has never seen
anything like new band GUITARS AND PANTIES. Their name suggests
naughtiness, and indeed the girls are up for it. Says band founder Chris
B, "Sometimes we wear panties, sometimes we don't." Won't their image be a
problem in staid Hong Kong? "We don't care", says bass player Shirley. "We
are what we are. If you've got it, why not flaunt it?
HK Cricket Festival: Fri-Sun, Nov 11-13, 9am-5pm: Po Kong Village Road Cricket Ground, Diamond Hill, Kowloon
"This will be the biggest club cricket sixes tournament in the world! And it's being organised by Lamma Cricket Club! A total of 34 teams are taking part - including 13 overseas from as far away as Australia and the UK. This year the accent is on family and friends - there'll be a "Cricket Village" with bouncy castles and plenty of stalls and games organised by the Make-A-Wish Foundation to raise money for their charity in HK. All are welcome - admission free!
We also have the official tournament dinner on Friday evening at the Eaton Hotel for well-over 300 people - the largest cricket dinner ever in HK - with guest speakers: Australian batting legend Dougie Walters and ex-Zimbabwean skipper Heath Streak."
Mason @ Island Bar: Sat, Nov 12, 8:30pm: Frazer's new band, all the way from Sydney! If you missed them at DickStock 2005, playing first, here's another chance before they return down under! Click for their website.
Rockit! 3: Sat/Sun, Nov 12/13, 3pm Victoria Park, HK Island: ONLY Lamma band this year: NUDE, playing at 3:30pm on Sat, Nov 12!
Red Star Rising: Mon, Nov 14, 10pm, The Venue (opposite Joe Banana's), Wanchai: free entry, opening at 9pm.
Loy Kra Tong: Wed, Nov 16, 7-10pm, Man Fung Rest.: Thai Lantern Festival dinner, celebration, lantern release in YSW harbour at 9:30pm: Dinner catered by Thai Thai 7-9pm, includes a Kra Tong floating Thai lantern/candle boat, plus Lucky Draw. $200, reservation mandatory, but sold out already. Click for English poster, Chin poster, photo gallery 2003, 2004.
Lamma Fun Day '05:
Sunday, Nov 20, 2005, all day, Power Station beach: stalls,
bric-a-brac, food, children's games, beach volleyball! Bands lined
up: Red Star Rising, Airtub, The Yung Shue Wankers, Jovelyn, Garoupa,
Underground HK #16: Thu, Nov 24, 8:30-11pm, Venue, Wanchai: Free entry. "...five diverse bands playing everything from emo to funk!
The Underground has set the live music scene alight this past year and burning down the house this month will be Polymer, Bleeding Puppet (all girl nu-metal band), Downer, J-Minor and ZHOU KOU DIAN (World Battle of the Band finalists)". Click for website.
Chinese textiles Selling Exhibition: Dec 2-4, 11am-7pm, Cloth Haven, G/F 7 Upper Station Street (up the hill from 184 Hollywood Rd, Cat Street area), Central: For more information, Tel: 2546-0378, www.clothhaven.com, email email@example.com or Edith Cheung at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"We are delighted to announce a three-day selling exhibition of Chinese and ethnic minority embroideries, weavings and other artefacts, including books, posters, baskets and furniture, as well as textiles and other folk art from India and other areas of Asia. These items come from the extensive and exquisite collection of Don Cohn.
Don Cohn, one of the founding members of the Textile Society of Hong Kong, first moved to Hong Kong over 25 years ago, though he now spends most of his time in New York city. Living and working here allowed him to indulge his passion for collecting rare, antique and beautiful embroidery and folk art during his various travels and adventures. He is well known as a Chinese scholar, collector, tour guide, journalist and expert in all things Chinese.
With his knowledge and love of Chinese culture, Don was one of the pioneers in the field of bringing Chinese textiles to the attention of the wider world. From the early 1990s, he has led specialist tours to China to study rare textiles in the backrooms of the museums and to meet important scholars in the field.
Please drop in to see his eclectic and fascinating collection, and to ask him about things Chinese. This truly is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to purchase some beautiful pieces to treasure."
Sat, Dec 10, 9pm, Island Bar: "Greetings, one and all! Consider yourselves invited down to ye olde Island Bar, this Saturday, for an evening of musical entertainment courtesy of Garoupa and Transnoodle, the freshest, tastiest new addition to Lamma's musical smorgasbord.
Things kick off at around 9, so get there early, and remember -- the more you drink, the better we'll sound. See you there."
Gary Hill: "Transnoodle is a new project featuring Lamma boys John Saeki (guitar, lead vocals), Magnus (drums) and myself (bass), along with our non-Lamma guitarist, Andrew. I believe we'll be joined for a few numbers by the lovely and talented Mr Samuel Bruce on trumpet.
We're playing all original music, penned by the good Mr Saeki, and I guess it can best be described as Lamma-inspired Ska with Latin roots. This will be our debut gig, and there are no pics as yet, but hopefully we'll get some good action shots on the night. Transnoodle will be playing first, knocking out about half a dozen tunes, followed by Garoupa.
Pretty scant info, I know, but the best I can do at the moment. Come along and check it out. Thanks for your superb promotional tomfoolery".
13th Anniversary Party: Sun, Dec 11, from 3pm, Deli Lamma:
Korean BBQ @ just $30 (plus 500% service charge?).
Operation Santa Claus Quiz Night: Thu, Dec 15, 8:30pm, Island Bar.
Nick the Bookman's Birthday Party: Sat, Dec 17, late, Deli Lamma:
He's never ever accessed the Internet and never sent an email and maybe never will. That's what makes him perfect as the Official Patron Saint, Mascot & Laudable Lamma Luminary of Lamma.com.hk. But he's got a website anyway! Big party with several guest DJs! The later the more fun the party will be!
Treasure Hunt: Sun, Dec 18, noon, Island Bar: Teams of 4, $200/team, all proceeds in aid of Operation Santa Claus! "Plenty of prizes, a drop of free booze, open-mike sessions and more!" Click for posters of Treasure Hunt, Buffet Lunch and Green! (Treasure Hunt will be going green this year, with questions about Lamma flowers & plants!).
Lamma X'mas Kids 2005: Wed, Dec 21, from 7pm, start/end at Island Bar: Rie Wada: "We'll start around 7:00PM at the Island Bar. We will sing 2 songs and then start walking and singing into the Village (for Operation Santa Claus), then returning to the Island Bar for a choir’s concert.
The Lamma X'mas Kids will sing 12 songs, accompanied by a number of local musicians (Conductor Sue Neilson. Choir coordinator Elizabeth Gould. Musicians: Fiddler Dave, John Hutton, Sergio Monteforte, Mr. B, Matt Steel, Rie & Louie Wada, Gwenllian Spink. Plus Alistair as the Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer, PA Mike Chegwin.
The Lamma Kids Blues will also perform after 7pm in the Island Bar: Ainsley, Christie & Sholto singing, John Hutton & Louie Wada playing".
the true meaning of CHRISTmas: Wed, Dec 21. 7:30pm, Bookworm Cafe: Live music by Lammaite musician Harry Llufrio, message by Don Smyth. Sponsored by the Int'l Christian Life Centre.
The "Xmas Shockin' Rockin' Donkeys On Ice" Extravaganza: Fri, Dec 23, 10pm, The Wanch, Jaffe Road, Wanchai: Free entry and alcohol is on sale... Click for poster.
people, power, party: Sat, Dec 31, late till Jan 1 morning (or later), Power Station Beach: New Year's Eve beach party, organised by Lamma Life Force. Donation appreciated.
Red & Black New Year's Eve party: Sat, Dec 31, all evening - late, Island Bar: Black dress code for men, red for women. Prizes for best costumes!
Shockin' Rockin' DONKEYS: Sat, Dec 31, 11pm, Chinatown, Jaffe Road, Wanchai: "A 2006 nite to remember with the DONKEYS ! Free entry & balloons !"
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