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Events Calendar Archive 2005   (Updated January 03, 2011)

 

Current Lamma Events - Events Archive: 2003, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09, '10.

Submit all Lamma-related events for listing to the Editor.

 

 

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Dec

'04

26

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

27

 

28

Standard Chartered Night @ Island Bar

29

 

30

 

31

NUDE @ Y2K,

Beach Party,

Additional ferry service

1

Additional ferry service

Jan

'05

2

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

3

 

4

Standard Chartered Night @ Island Bar

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

Tsunami Relief Night @ Island Bar

 

 

9

Tsunami collection,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

10

 

11

Standard Chartered Night @ Island Bar

12

 

13

 

14

 

15

Close Shave for Charity

 

16

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

17

 

18

Standard Chartered Night @ Island Bar

19

 

20

 

21

 

22

 

 

23

"Boundless Love & Peace" Carnival,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

24

 

25

Drum Jam for Tsunami Relief,

Standard Chartered Night @ Island Bar

26

 

27

 

28

 

29

Stretch Your Life Workshop

Feb

30

Open Day  North Lamma School,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's,

-Feb 2: Monthly ferry ticket

31

 

1

Standard Chartered Night @ Island Bar

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

 

6

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

7

 

8

Standard Chartered Night @ Island Bar

9

Chinese New Year

10

Chinese New Year

11

Chinese New Year

12

 

13

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

14

 

15

Standard Chartered Night @ Island Bar

16

 

17

 

18

 

19

Join the Lamma Dragons!

 

20

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

21

 

22

Monthly Drum Jam @ The Fringe Club,

Standard Chartered Night @ Island Bar

23

24

Quiz Night,

Flowers of Babylon & Fantastic Day @ Venue

25

Organic Grooves @ Life Café

26

- Mar 2: Ferry ticket renewal,

Holistic Fair @ Life Café,

Helen's Birthday Benefit Party

Mar

27

Healing Art Workshop,

heartbeat natural life directory launch,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

28

1

Standard Chartered Night @ Island Bar

2

 

3

 

4

5

Natural Essential... seminar,

Chill-Out Lounge @ Life

 

6

Healing Art Workshop,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

7

Get Healthy Week @ Life

8

Standard Chartered Night @ Island Bar

9

10

 

11

12

Healing Art Workshop,

Chill-Out Lounge @ Life

 

13

Healing Art Workshop,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

14

-29: Deirdre's exhibition

15

Lani's Farewell party,

Standard Chartered Night @ Island Bar

16

 

17

 

18

19

Chill-Out Lounge @ Life

 

20

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

21

-29: Deirdre's exhibition

22

Standard Chartered Night @ Island Bar

23

I Shot Hong Kong

24

 

25: Easter

Donkeys @ Deli

 

26: Easter

Chill-Out Lounge @ Life

Apr

27: Easter

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

28: Easter

 

29

Drum Jam,

Standard Chartered Night @ Island Bar

30

-Apr 2: Ferry ticket renewal

31

Over a Dogma @ Under-ground,

Quiz Night

1

 

2

Chinese Embroideries Showing,

Chill-Out Lounge @ Life

 

3

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

4

 

5

Standard Chartered Night @ Island Bar

6

 

7

 

8

 

9

Exit/ Strategy Lamma movie,

Chill-Out Lounge @ Life

 

10

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

11

heartbeat magic mondays

12

Standard Chartered Night @ Island Bar

13

 

14

 

15

Thinking Out Loud @ Fringe Club

16

Dog-Gone Cat Case Book Signing,

Chinese Embroideries Showing,

Chill-Out Lounge @ life

 

17

Raft for a Laugh,

Storytelling @ life cafe,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

18

Book launch

19

Standard Chartered Night @ Island Bar

20

 

21

Rivers & Tides docu & life cafe

22

23

Nei Gong talk @ life cafe,

Chill-Out Lounge @ life

 

24

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

25

26

Standard Chartered Night @ Island Bar

27

 

28

Ferry ticket renewals

29

-May 3: Cantonese Opera

30

Chill-Out Lounge @ life cafe

May

1

Tin Hau Dragonboat & Sampan races,

May Day,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

2: Additional holiday for Labour Day

3

Standard Chartered Night @ Island Bar

4

 

5

 

6

7

Chill-Out Lounge @ life cafe

 

8

Chris B & Friends,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

9

Dynamics of Balance

10

Standard Chartered Night

11

 

12

 

13

Donkeys @ The Wanch

14

-16: Dreams, Images & Reflections;

Dog-Gone Cat Case book

signing,

Chill-Out Lounge

 

15

Cheung Chau Bun Festival,

BRAM @ life cafe,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

16:

Buddha's Birthday

Sound Experience

17

Tin Hau temple reopening in Sok Kwu Wan,

Standard Chartered Night

18

50th Birthday of Chow Yun-Fat

19

 

20

21

Chill-Out Lounge,

Nei Gong @ life cafe

 

22

The Neubians Live,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

23

Storytelling @ life cafe

24

Drum Jam,

Standard Chartered Night

25

26

Quiz Night & Island Bar

27

28

Donkeys @ Island Bar,

Sugar Blues seminar,

Thiery Fahr,

Chill-Out Lounge &

Nei Gong @ life cafe

June

29

Tree planting,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's,

Ultra Lounge

30

Baraka @ life cafe,

Ferry Ticket renewal

31

Standard Chartered Night

1

 

2

3

4

Garoupa @ The Fringe,

Chill-Out Lounge &

Nei Gong @ life cafe

 

5

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

6

magic monday w/kinzie

7

Standard Chartered Night

8

 

9

10

11

Dragon Boat Festival,

Raw food,

Chill-Out Lounge &

Nei Gong @ life cafe

 

12

Thierry Nkeli Faha concert,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

13

14

Standard Chartered Night

15

 

16

NUDE @ Edge

17

2nd Anniversary Buffet @ New Holiday Mood

18

Internat'l Dragonboat Races,

Drum Jam,

Chill-Out Lounge &

Nei Gong @ life cafe

 

19

Internat'l Dragonboat Races,

Storytelling,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

20

Sound Experience

21

Standard Chartered Night

22

Free Cantonese Lessons

23

24

25

African Chill-Out Lounge &

Nei Gong @ life cafe

July

26

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

27

What the bleep do we know?

28

Standard Chartered Night,

- July 2: Ferry ticket renewals

29

Free Cantonese Lessons

30

Garoupa @ Under-ground,

Rabies Vaccination,

Quiz Night @ Island Bar

1: HKSAR Establish-ment Day

2

PS Beach clean-up,

Donkeys @ The Wanch,

Garoupa @ The Fringe,

Chill-Out Lounge

 

3

Experience Kirtan,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

4

Magic Monday @ Life Cafe

5

Drum Jam @ The Fringe,

Standard Chartered Night

6

Free Cantonese Lessons

7

NUDE @ The Edge

8

9

Chill-Out Lounge

 

10

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

11

12

Standard Chartered Night

13

-Aug 6: Emerging from Shadows exhibition

14

NUDE @ The EDGE

15

Thinking Out Loud @ Fringe Club:

LAST-EVER SHOW!

16

Donkeys @ The Wanch,

Chill-Out Lounge

 

17

Story-telling,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

18

Sound Experience,

-Aug 6: Emerging from Shadows exhibition

19

Standard Chartered Night

20

 

21

 

22

23

Spiritual Acu-puncture,

Chill-Out Lounge

 

24

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

25

1 Giant Leap

26

Standard Chartered Night

27

 

28

NUDE and Guitars & Panties @ Under-ground 11,

Quiz Night @ Island Bar

29

-Aug 2:

Ferry Ticket renewal,

-Aug 6:

Emerging from Shadows exhibition

30

Chill-Out Moroccan Lounge w/Over a Dogma

Aug

31

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

1

magic monday

2

Standard Chartered Night

3

 

4

 

5

-Aug 7: Anti-burglary Roadshow

6

Chill-Out Lounge

 

7

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

8

 

9

Standard Chartered Night

10

 

11

 

12

13

Garoupa @ Island Bar,

Chill-Out Lounge

 

14

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

15

 

16

Standard Chartered Night

17

 

18

 

19

20

Living Life From the Inside Out,

African Concert,

Chill-Out Lounge

 

21

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

22

 

23

Standard Chartered Night

24

Cholesterol - Fact, Fat or Fad

25

 

26

27

Booksigning Dog-Gone Cat Case,

Chill-Out Lounge

Sep

28

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

29

 

30

- Sep 2: Monthly ferry ticket

Standard Chartered Night

31

 

1

 

2

3

Music Quiz & Red Star Rising,

Instant Healing,

Chill-Out Lounge

 

4

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

5

magic monday: intuition

6

Standard Chartered Night

7

World Battle of the Bands - HK Finals

8

 

9

Xplosion - Nite of Champions

10

Chill-Out Lounge

 

11

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

12

Red Star Rising @ Venue

 

13

Standard Chartered Night

14

 

15

 

16

 

17

Donkeys @ The Wanch,

Chill-Out Lounge

 

18: Mid-Autumn Festival

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

19: Mid-Autumn Festival

 

20

Monthly Drum Jam,

Standard Chartered Night

21

 

22

 

23

 

24

Donkeys @ Island Bar,

Mid-Autumn Carnival,

Kirtan @ Life,

Chill-Out Lounge

Oct

25

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

26

Peaceable Kingdom

27

Standard Chartered Night

28

 

29

 

30

 

1: National Day

African Trance & Meditation,

Chill-Out Lounge

 

2

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

3

 

4

Standard Chartered Night

5

Relieving Stress Naturally

6

 

7

Red Star Rising: Rockit audition @ Amnesia

8

Mid-Autumn Carnival,

YSWankers @ Island Bar

Chill-Out Lounge

 

9

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

10

Monika Parker @ life cafe

11: Chung Yeung Festival

Standard Chartered Night

12

 

13

Red Star Rising @ Under-ground

14

Shockin' Rockin' Donkeys @ The Fringe

15

Garoupa @ Amnesia,

Red Star Rising @ Deli,

Chill-Out Lounge

 

16

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

17

Monika Parker @ life cafe

18

Earthquake Relief concert,

Standard Chartered Night

19

 

20

 

21

Shockin' Rockin' Donkeys

22

Thinking Out Loud,

Jamaican Lounge,

Chill-Out Lounge

 

23

Meet the Dogs Adoption Event,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

24

Monika Parker @ life cafe

25

Standard Chartered Night

26

Flowers of Babylon

27

Quiz Night @ Island Bar

28

NUDE @ Amnesia,

African Roots @ life

29

Halloween @ Island Bar,

Cleansing for Winter,

Chill-Out Lounge

Nov

30

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

31

Favela Rising,

Monika Parker @ life cafe

1

Standard Chartered Night

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

DICKSTOCK,

Living & Raw,

Chill-Out Lounge

 

6

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

7

Monika Parker @ life cafe

8

Standard Chartered Night

9

Being Vegetarian

10

11

HK Cricket Festival,

Guitars and Panties @ Under-ground #15

12

Mason @ Island Bar,

NUDE @ ROCKIT! 3,

HK Cricket Festival,

Living & Raw,

Chill-Out Lounge

 

13

ROCKIT! 3,

HK Cricket Festival,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

14

Red Star Rising @ Venue,

Monika Parker @ life cafe

15

Standard Chartered Night

16

Loy Kra Tong

17

 

18

 

19

Chill-Out Lounge

 

20

LAMMA FUN DAY,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

21

Monika Parker @ life cafe

22

Standard Chartered Night

23

 

24

Under-ground #16

25

 

26

Chill-Out Lounge

Dec

27

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

28

Monika Parker @ life cafe

29

Standard Chartered Night

30

 

1

2

Chin. Textiles Selling Exhibition

3

Harry Harrison's Birthday Party @ Island Bar,

Chill-Out Lounge

 

4

Advent Nut Roast @ Bookworm,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

5

Monika Parker @ life cafe

6

Standard Chartered Night

7

 

8

9

 

10

Garoupa & Transnoodle - Island Bar,

Chill-Out Lounge

 

11

13th Anniv. Party @ Deli Lamma,

X'mas Nut Roast @ Bookworm,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

12

Monika Parker @ life cafe

13

Standard Chartered Night

14

 

15

Operation Santa Claus Quiz Night

16

 

17

Nick the Bookman's Birthday Party,

Chill-Out Lounge

 

18

Treasure Hunt,

X'mas Nut Roast @ Bookworm,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

19

Monika Parker @ life cafe

20

Standard Chartered Night

21

Lamma X'mas Kids 2005,

true CHRISTmas

22

Underground #17

23

 

24

Christmas Carnival,

Chill-Out Lounge

 

25

X'mas Nut Roast @ Bookworm,

Sunday Roast @ Diesel's

26

Monika Parker @ life cafe

27

Standard Chartered Night

28

 

29

30

 

31

"Red & Black" NY party,

Beach Party,

Chill-Out Lounge,

Donkeys @ Chinatown

 

 

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.

Click for poster.

 

Summer clothes & cooking utensils collection: Sun, Jan 9, 12:30pm-5pm, Catholic Kindergarten (opposite fire station): for Sri Lanka! Click for poster.

 

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:

Ethnic performances, stall games, lucky draw, organised by Hans Andersen Club. Contacts: Tel 2982 2173, email, website. Click for poster.

 

Drum Jam for Tsunami Relief: Tue, Jan 25, 8-10pm, The Fringe Club, Central (G/F, near bar area): website, Tel 2982 1846. Click for poster.

 

"Stretch Your Life" Workshop: Sat, Jan 29, 4:30-6pm, Life Restaurant, 10 Shelley Street: Stretching workshop and book signing by Chris Watts. Tel 2810 9777 for reservations. Click for poster.

 

Monthly ferry ticket renewalsSamson:

"29/1 (Sat), 31/1 (Mon), 1/2 (Tue), 2/2 (Wed):
Central pier: 8am - 1pm & 2pm - 6pm
Yung Shue Wan pier: 5pm - 11pm
30/1 (Sunday): Central pier: 9am - 1pm & 2pm - 6pm.

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.

 

Join a Lamma Dragonboat Team: Sat, Feb 19, 4pm, Island Bar: Click for poster.

 

Monthly Drum Jam: Tue, Feb 22, 8-10pm, G/F, The Fringe Club, 2 Albert Road, Central: Drums provided, free admission, Tel 2982 1846, www.drumjam.com.hk, Click for poster.

 

Quiz Night: Thu, Feb 24, 8:30pm, Island Bar: Click for poster.

 

Flowers of Babylon & Fantastic Day @ Underground: Thu, Feb 24, 8:30pm, Venue, G/F, 15-19 Luard Road, Wanchai: Click for details & pictures about this concert of two Lamma bands. Free entry!

 

Holistic Fair: Sat, Feb 26, 4-6pm, Life Café, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central: Click for poster.

 

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!

 

heartbeat natural life directory launch: Sun, Feb 27, 6-10pm, Life Café, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central, HK: Click for details. kinzie, creator & publisher:

"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."

 

Organic Grooves: every Fri night, 8-10pm, Life Café, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central: Tel 2810 9777 for reservations. Click for details.

 

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.

 

Healing Art Workshop: Mar 6, 10am-5pm, GreenHouse, Luk Chau, Lamma Island: $300/half day, Tel 2982 6936, emailClick for details.

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.

 

Get Healthy Week: Mon, Mar 7-11, Life Café, 10 Shelley Street, Soho, Central, HK Island: $300/day, Tel 2810 9777, email Click for details.

 

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..."

Kumi: "COME, PLAY and EXPERIENCE the power of drum, at our Monthly Free DRUM JAM!". Call 2982 1846, website, email. Click for poster.

 

Deirdre's Paintings exhibition: Mar 9-29, Aberdeen Boat Club (1/F):

Click for website.

Ferry ticket renewal: Wed, Mar 30 - Sat, Apr 2:

Central pier: 8am - 1pm and 2 - 6pm;

Yung Shue Wan pier: 5 - 11pm.

 

Over a Dogma playing @ Underground: Mar 31, 8:30pm start (together with 3 other groups), Venue, Luard Road, Wanchai, HK. Click for details.

 

Quiz Night: Mar 31, 8:30pm, Island Bar: Click for poster.

 

Exit/Strategy: Sat, Apr 9, 7:30pm, Discover Bay Plaza: Local short sci-fi movie shot partially on Lamma with lots of current & former Lammaites. Click for info.

 

heartbeat magic mondays: : Mon, Apr 11, 7-9:30pm, life cafe, 10 Shelley Street, Soho, Central: Hosted by kinzie, talk at 8pm on The Stress Myth. Click for details.

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.

See Lamma-zine Blog article.

 

Private Showing of Chinese Embroideries, Minority Textiles and Weavings: Sat, Apr 16, noon-5pm, G/F 41 Tai Wan Village. Call Bluelotus at 2982-6123 or email for more info & directions. 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."

Dinner reservations recommended. Tel: 2810 9777 for more info, web page, email, Click for poster.

 

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.

 

Monthly ferry ticket renewals:

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.

 

 

Tin Hau Festival: Dragonboat & Sampan Races: Sun, May 1, 10am & 2pm, Yung Shue Wan harbour: Click for schedule, website, email. Programme flyer, page 1, 2!

 

May Day Celebrations: Sun, May 1, 4pm - late, Power Station Beach: Contact Carey, Tel 2982 6123, email.

"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."

 

Chris B & Friends - Live Music: Sun, May 8, 8pm, life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central: Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, web page. Click for poster.

 

The Dynamics of Balance - heartbeat magic monday: Mon, May 9, 7-9:30pm (talk by Sally Tse at 8pm), life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central: Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, email, website.

 

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."

 

BRAM - Acoustic Folk Rock - Live: Sun, May 15, 8pm: life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho: Tel 2810 9777 for reserv., email, website.

 

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!

 

World Music by the Neubians Live: Sun, May 22, 8pm: life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central: Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, $150 fee, email, web page. Click for poster.

 

Donkeys Live!  Sat, May 28, 9pm, Island Bar.

 

Sugar Blues: Sat, May 28, 11am, life cafe: "Suffering from those sugar blues? Free seminar." Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, web page. Click for poster.

 

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.

 

Garoupa: Sat, June 4, 10pm, The Fringe, Central: $80 incl. 1 drink. Qualification for the World Battle of the Bands! Click for poster.

"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."

 

Magic monday w/kinzie: Mon, June 6, 7-10pm, life cafe. Click for details.

 

Dragon Boat races: Sat, June 11: major races in Aberdeen, Tai Po and Stanley: website. (all Lamma Dragons teams!)

 

Raw Food is Delicious and Healthy: Sat, June 11, 11am-12:30pm: life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central:

Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, email, web page. Click for poster.

 

Concert by Thierry Nkeli Faha: Sun, June 12, 8pm: life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central:

Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, email, web page. Click for poster.

 

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!

NUDE info: 6187 2280 / 9309 0701
Links: Event info, Venue info, Map, Photos, BC Magazine article, Bio.

 

"Greetings Nudists,
Get NUDE this Thursday as they
decimate the opposition in 'The World Battle of the Bands', whilst laying down some high voltage afro-beat disco-funk for your pleasure.
Featuring an augmented line-up of dangerously talented musicians.
Wave your hands in the air, or just take off your rings and watch.
Unity in Nudity. Underneath, we're all NUDE."

 

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..."

Kumi: "COME, PLAY and EXPERIENCE the power of drum, at our Monthly Free DRUM JAM!". Call 2982 1846, or 9750 4212, website, email. Click for poster.

Next gigs: Tue, July 5, 8-10pm;

Tue, Aug 16, 8-10pm: all at Fringe Club.

 

International Dragonboat Races, Sat/Sun, June 18/19: more info.

 

Square Earth Storytelling: Sun, June 19, 4pm: life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central: Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, email, web page. Click for poster.

 

Sound Experience: Mon, June 20, 7-9pm: life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central: Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, email, web page. Click for poster.

 

African Chill-Out Lounge with Thierry Nkeli Faha from Togo: Sat, June 25, 7pm-midnight, life cafe, 10 Shelly St, Soho, Central:

"Featuring the best in chilled out African music, a live acoustic concert and a wholesome organic African dinner": $150/ person. Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, email, web page. Click for poster.

 

Nei Gong from higher heaven: every Sat, from May 21 for 6 weeks, 5-6pm: life cafe, 10 Shelly St, Soho, Central: Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, $150 fee, email, web page. Click for poster.

 

What the bleep do we know? Mon, June 27, 9pm,

life cafe, 10 Shelly St, Soho, Central:

"This documentary/movie may be a life changing experience": Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, email, web page, poster.

 

Monthly Ferry Ticket Renewal for July 2005:
28-30/6 (Tue - Thu) and 2/7 (Sat):
8am - 1pm & 2 - 6pm at Central pier, 5 - 11pm at Yung Shue Wan pier.
1/7 (Fri - public holiday): 9am - 1pm & 2 - 6pm at Central pier.

 

Garoupa live!: Thu, June 30,  8:30pm start: Venue, Luard Rd, Wanchai: Garoupa on second. Free Entry, poster, blog, website, more info, map, Underground website.

 

AFCD Rabies Vaccination & Microchip Implantation:

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!"

 

Garoupa @ World Battle of the Bands - Semi-finals: Sat, July 2, from 10:30pm, The Fringe Club, Wyndham Street, Central: Cost: $80; blog, website, more info.

 

Experience Kirtan: Sun, July 3, 4:30-6:30pm, life cafe, 10 Shelly St, Soho, Central: $100/ person. Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, email, web page. Click for poster.

 

Heartbeat magic monday w/kinzie: the nature of energy: Mon, July 4, 7-10pm (short talk at 8pm), life cafe, 10 Shelly St, Soho, Central: $100. Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, email, website.

 

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!".

Tel. 2982 1846, or 9750 4212, website, email. Click for poster. Next gigs: Tue, Aug 16, 8-10pm: Fringe Club.

 

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.

NUDE info: 6187 2280 / 9309 0701, website, map, event info, photos.

 

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!".

NUDE info: 6187 2280 / 9309 0701, website, map, event info, photos, poster, photo gallery.

 

Thinking Out Loud Live: Fri, July 15, 10:30pm, The Fringe Club: $80: plus special guests Luke Chow & Friends: poster, website, pictures.

 

Shockin' Rockin' Donkeys: Sat, July 16, 10pm, The Wanch, Jaffe Road, Wanchai: "All your favorites plus new original Donkey songs!": poster, photo gallery.

 

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.

 

Spiritual Acupuncture: Sat, July 23, 4-5pm, life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central: Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, email, web page, poster.

 

1 Giant Leap- movie: Mon, July 25, 9pm, life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central: Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, email, web page, poster.

 

Underground 11 w/NUDE and Guitars & Panties: Thu, July 28, 8:30pm, Venue, G/F, 15-19 Luard Rd, Wanchai:  email, web page, poster, more info..

 

Monthly Ferry Ticket Renewal: July 29-30, Aug 1-2: Central Pier: 8am - 1pm & 2 - 6pm; Yung Shue Wan Pier: 5 - 11pm
Sun, July 31 July:
Central Pier: 9am - 1pm & 2 - 6pm; Yung Shue Wan Pier: 5 - 11pm
(Thanks to the Official Court Monthly Ferry Ticket Reminderer!).

 

Moroccan Lounge w/Over a Dogma: Sat, July 30: 7-12pm, life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central: Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, email, web page, poster.

 

heartbeat magic monday w/kinzie: shortage of time: Mon, Aug 1, 7-10pm (short talk at 8pm), life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central: Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, email, web page.

 

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."

 

Garoupa plus guests: Sat, Aug 13, 9pm 'til late: Island Bar: poster.

 

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):

"Dr Santos presents a free talk on the subject of Cholesterol...": Tel 2810 9777 for reservations, email, web page, poster.

 

Booksigning "Dog-Gone Cat Case": Sat, Aug 27, 1-2:30pm, Dymocks, IFC Mall: Lammaite Jay Scott Kanes will sign your copy.

 

Monthly Ferry Ticket Renewal, Aug 30 - Sep 2:

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.

PRICE : HK$80 network members . HK$100 guests  (drink, snacks and happy hour prices). ENQUIRIES: kinzie: Tel. 8108 8297, magic@hkheartbeat.com, register: click here."

 

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.

 

Xplosion - Nite of Champions: Fri, Sep 9, 7:30pm, Queen Elizabeth Stadium: Muay Thai World Championship fights: poster, video, website.

 

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 & Donkeys.
What more do you want in life?"

 

Monthly Free Drum Jam: Tue, Sep 20, 8-10pm, The Fringe Club: Free admission,  click for website.

 

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:
Persist - a stubborn group of Chinese musicians fighting against commercialism,
Red Star Rising - a supergroup made up of Lamma's finest,
Doublethinks - possibly the most underrated band on the circuit and
Hardpack - who's drummer is Kevin (ex-LMF) who also have the distinction of being signed to Aroom Records and are currently recording.

Music starts at 7:30pm. Free Entry as the Underground is ORIGINAL MUSIC for ORIGINAL PEOPLE." Click for website, map, poster.

 

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)

 

Jamaican Lounge: Sat, Oct 22, 7pm-midnight, life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central (right at the Mid-levels escalator): . Tel. 2810 9777 for reservations, click for email, web page, poster.

 

Meet the Dogs Adoption Event: Sun, Oct 23, 2-5pm: Sally Anderson's house, Luk Chau Wan, Lamma Island: Click for details.

 

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."

Info: Tel 6187 2280 / 9309 0701, poster, web page.

 

African Roots: Fri, Oct 28, 9pm, life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central (right at the Mid-levels escalator): Life Acoustic Music. Tel. 2810 9777 for reservations, click for email, web page, poster.

 

Halloween party: Sat, Oct 29, Island Bar, from 4pm for children. 9pm for adults: Fancy dress prizes.

 

Halloween Beach Party: Sat, Oct 29, late: Power Station Beach: Last ferries from Central: 12:30 and 2:30am: click for poster.

 

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.

 

DickStock XI: Sat, Nov 5, 2005, DickStock Residence, Tannery Beach (above the future Lammarina): forum, map, poster.

 

Living & Raw: Sat, Nov 5/12, 11am: life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central (right at the Mid-levels escalator): $100 fee for Child Welfare Scheme: Tel. 2810 9777: click for email, web page, poster.

 

Being Vegetarian!: Wed, Nov 9, 7pm: life cafe, 10 Shelley St, Soho, Central (right at the Mid-levels escalator): Free talk by Dr Santos: Tel. 2810 9777: 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:

"Hey folks, know it's short notice, for those of you who LOVE live original music and LOVE the FREE ENTRY concept of Underground, pop into Edge between 8:30pm and 11pm this Friday 11 Nov.

"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?
"Record companies are looking at G&P before they have even played a gig, impressed by their image. But it's not just image. As Chris B says, "We play original pop music and we are not selling out to anyone. Any record advance would have to include an allowance for free panties for one year. Not that we would wear them most of the time, especially on stage..." Gulp. Guitars and Panties. Catch them when you can. And bring a camera just in case...
" Click for poster, G&P website, Underground website.

 

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."

Click for poster (by Harry Harrison), HKICF website, Lamma CC website, event details, map, plan, video of 2004 event, theme song. Tel. 9636 5545.

 

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!

"Dear Nudists,
It's been a blistering year for the band, and we're ending it in style -- kicking off the main stage action this Saturday afternoon at the third annual Rock-It Festival in Victoria Park.
Doors open at 3 p.m. and the NUDE funk starts flowing at 3:30, so get there early. It's going to be a full-on day of music from top local and international bands and deejays.
This is the last NUDE gig for the year, so let us take you and your loved ones on a body-jacking musical journey of joy and laughter.
Unity in Nudity. NUDE info 6187 2280 / 9309 0701"

Click for Rockit! website, NUDE bio.

 

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, NUDE,...
Click for website, poster, map.

 

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 bluelotus@netvigator.com or Edith Cheung at cheung_edith@hotmail.com.

 

"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."

 

Garoupa & Transnoodle:

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!

 

Advent Sunday Christmas Nut Roast: Sun, Dec 4/11/18/25, 6:30pm, Bookworm Cafe: $120 for 5-course set dinner. Click for details.

 

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.

 

Underground #17: Thu, Dec 22, 8:30-11:30pm, EDGE, G/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham St, Central (behind LKF):

Bands: Broken Lighter, Helter Skelter & Audiotraffic. Free entry. Click here for band info, website, poster.

 

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.

 

Christmas Carnival: Sat, Dec 24, 2-5:30pm, Football Pitch: Free & DAB-organised. Booth games, Karaoke, martial arts performances, lucky draw, etc. 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 !"

 


 

2005 Public Holidays in Hong Kong

  New Year's Day

January 1 Saturday

  Lunar New Year

February 9 Wednesday

  Second day of Lunar New Year

February 10 Thursday

  Third day of Lunar New Year

February 11 Friday

  Good Friday

March 25 Friday

  Easter Saturday

March 26 Saturday

  Easter Monday

March 28 Monday

  Ching Ming Festival

April 5 Tuesday

  Additional general holiday for Labour Day

May 2 Monday

  Additional general holiday for Buddha’s Birthday

May 16 Monday

  Tuen Ng Festival

June 11 Saturday

  HK Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

July 1 Friday

  The day following Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

September 19 Monday

  National Day

October 1 Saturday

  Chung Yeung Festival

October 11 Tuesday

  The first weekday after Christmas Day

December 26 Monday

  Additional general holiday for Christmas Day

December 27 Tuesday

 

 


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