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Events Calendar Archive 2008   (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.

 

2008

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Jan

30

 

31

1 - New Year's Day

2

3

 

4

 

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

9

10

 

11

 

12

Clockenflap Festival

 

13

Open Cyan Studio

14

 

15

16

17

 

18

 

19

Lamma Carnival,

Pier Party II

 

20

 

21

 

22

Free Sri Lankan Buffet @ Waterfront

23

24

 

25

 

26

The Curs,

Pier Pressure

Feb

27

Art Jam,

Lamma Gardens and more

28

 

29

Trans-

noodle @ Wanch

30

31

Quiz Night

1

Free children party,

New Year Flower Market

2

New Year Flower Market,

Trans-

noodle Live

 

3

Lamma Ladies Dragon-

boating Recruit-

ment,

New Year Flower Market

4

 

5

Cartoon-

ists exhibition opening

6

 

7 - Lunar New Year's Day

8 - 2. Day of Lunar New Year:

Arts & Crafts for Children 4-7

9 - 3. Day of Lunar New Year

 

10

 

11

 

12

 

13

 

14

 

15

Red Star Rising & The Spicy Boys @ The Wanch

16

Pier Pressure!

 

17

 

18

 

19

Lunar NY Singing Carnival

20

LAWC Photo Exhibition @ Fringe Club

21

 

22

 

23

Sign Language Seminar,

Pier Pressure!

Mar

24

Petanque Grand Training,

Tin Hau Temple Tour

25

 

26

 

27

Red Star Rising @ The Wanch

28

 

29

 

1

 

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

 

 

9

 

10

 

11

 

12

 

13

 

14

 

15

 

 

16

Paul Lau's butterflies @ Cyan Studio,

Piscean Party @ Island Bar

17

 

18

 

19

 

20

 

21 - Good Friday

 

22 - Holiday

 

 

23 - Easter Sunday

 

24 - Easter Monday

 

25

 

26

Red Star & Tommy Chung @ The Wanch

27

Quiz Night @ Island Bar

28

 

29

 

Apr

30

 

31

 

1

 

2

 

3

Shep Woolley @ Island Bar

4 - Ching Ming

 

5

 

 

6

 

7

 

8

 

9

 

10

 

11

Spicy Boys @ The Wanch

12

Pier Pressure

 

13

 

14

 

15

 

16

 

17

 

18

 

19

 

 

20

 

21

 

22

 

23

Quiz Night

24

 

25

-29: Chin. Opera,

Bastards @ The Wanch

26

DICKSTOCK

May

27

Petanque competition,

Tin Hau Temple Guided Tour,

Mad Dog Poker Run

28

Tin Hau Festival, Dragon-boat YSW races

29

 

30

Red Star Rising & Tommy Chung Trio @ The Wanch

1 - Labour Day

2

 

3

LAP Adoption Day

 

4

LAP Adoption Day

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

9

Funkraiser,
LAP's Ibiza Night

10

 

 

11

Laracy Gall Lamma Int'l Dragon Boat Festival

12 - Buddha's Birthday

 

13

 

14

 

15

16

Transnoodle @ Fringe Club

17

 

 

18

 

19

 

20

 

21

 

22

Fundraiser for Burma,

Tin Hau Festival/ Dragonboat races in Sok Kwu Wan

23

The Spicy Boys @ The Wanch

24

Hamada's Funkjazz Unit08

 

25

Charity Ride of MDMC HK,

LAWC Charity Sales,

Eco-routes Launch

26

 

27

 

28

Red Star Rising & Tommy Chung @ The Wanch

29

Lamma Biz Owners' Meeting,

Quiz Night @ Island Bar

30

 

31

Lamma Dragons Fundraiser @ The Island Bar

June

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

Luk Chau Tin Hau Festival

5

 

6

 

7

 

 

8 - Dragon Boat Festival

 

9 - The day following Tuen Ng Festival

10

 

11

 

12

 

13

 

14

 

 

15

5-year anniversary buffet @ New Holiday Mood

16

17

 

18

 

19

Steve Cray Unplugged @ The Wanch

20

The Spicy Boys @ The Wanch

21

Petanque special training

 

22

Shopping in Cantonese

23

24

 

25

Red Star Rising & Tommy Chung @ The Wanch,

Planet Battle

26

Lamma Business Owners Group,

Quiz Night @ Island Bar

27

 

28

Power Station Beach Clean-up

July

29

 

30

1 - HK SAR Establish- ment Day

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

 

6

 

7

8

 

9

 

10

These Actors of Mine

11

These Actors of Mine

12

Sitar & Table concert,

These Actors of Mine

 

13

Sale for Burma victims

14

15

 

16

 

17

Red Star Rising @ The Wanch

18

 

19

Transnoodle @ Cavern

 

20

 

21

22

 

23

 

24

 

 

25

 

26

 

Aug
 

27

Soccer Promotion Day

28

29

 

30

Red Star Rising @ The Wanch

31

Lamma Business Owners Group,

Quiz Night

1

Sinister Left Live

2

 

 

3

4

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

Transnoodle LIVE @ Makumba

9

 

 

10

Capoeira demo

11

12

Aberdeen Ferry meeting

13

Capoeira Open Day

14

Lamma Business Owners Group meeting

15

 

16

 

 

17

18

19

 

20

 

21

 

22

 

23

Transnoodle LIVE @ Makumba,

Sinister Left @ The Wanch

 

24

J.A.A.M. @ The Island Bar

25

26

Saheb's 18. Birthday @ Deli Lamma

27

Red Star Rising & Tommy Chung

28

Lamma Business Owners Group meeting,

Quiz Night

29

Transnoodle & NEW LAMMA BAND @ Makumba

30

 

Sep

31

Petanque training,

Open Day @ Banyan House

1

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

Sinister Left @ The Wanch

6

 

7

8

9

 

10

 

11

Lamma Business Owners Group

12

RSR @ The Wanch

13

Mid-Autumn Carnival,

Because we like it party

 

14

Lamma OCC Round Lamma Race,

Burma Book Sale

15

16

RSR @ The Wanch

17

 

18

 

19

Bikers Bash

20

The Sinister Left @ The Underground

 

21

Jam Your Art Out

22

23

 

24

RSR @ The Wanch

25

Lamma Business Owners Group meeting,

RSR @ Peel Fresco,

Quiz Night

26

BBQ Sessions

27

RSR @ FCC

Oct

28

World Reflexology Week charity event

29

30

 

1 - National Day

 

2

 

3

Red Star Rising,

The Curs

4

World Animal Day Concert - cancelled!

 

5

 

6

7 - Chung Yeung Festival

 

8

 

9

Business Owners Group meeting

10

 

11

The Sinister Left

 

12

 

13

14

 

15

 

16

 

17

Red Star Rising & The Curs & El Destroyo

18

Poker Challenge - 1st Round

 

19

 

20

21

 

22

 

23

Business Owners Group meeting,

Quiz Night

24

 

25

Lamma Cricket Club Ball,

Poker Challenge - Final Showdown

Nov
 

26

Lamma Fun Day

27

28

 

29

Red Star Rising @ The Wanch

30

Quiz Night

31

 

1

Bahouki

 

2

Petanque training

 

3

4

 

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

LAP Adoption Day

 

9

Green Lamma meeting,

LAP Adoption Day

10

11

 

12

 

13

Reign Lee, feat Steve Cray

14

"Imagining in the Ruins" Lamma exhibition

15

 

 

16

"Imagining in the Ruins" Lamma exhibition

17

18

 

19

 

20

 

21

 

22

Red Star Rising

 

23

Lamma Enduro

24

25

 

26

Red Star Rising

27

 

28

Trans-noodle

 

29

Alba's Walk 2008

Dec

30

Opening Party @ Open Space

1

2

 

3

'H is for Hong Kong' book launch/ exhibition

4

 

5

HK Cricket Festival

6

HK Cricket Festival,

Jungle Bells

 

7

Banyan House Xmas Fair,

HK Cricket Festival

8

9

 

10

 

11

15th Anniv. of Corner Bar

12

 

13

LAP Adoption Day

 

14

Petanque champion- ship,

Mad Dog MC Charity Toy Run,
LAP Adoption Day

15

16

 

17

 

18

 

19

Lamma Xmas Kids

20

Christian revival event

 

21

Treasure Hunt,

Santa Claus on the Beach

22

23

 

24

Kids Christmas Eve Disco Party

25 - Xmas Day

26 - First weekday after Xmas Day

27

 

Jan 2009

28

 

29

30

 

31

Vicars & Tarts party,

New Year's Eve Beach Party

1 - New Year Day

 

2

 

3

 

 

 

Clockenflap Multimedia Arts & Music Festival: Sat, Jan 12 '08, 2pm-2am, Cyberport: Free ferry from Yung Shue Wan to Cyberport at 1:30pm! Buses to Admiralty at 2:30am, after the event. Click for website and poster.

Open Studio w/Lamma Artists: Sun, Jan 13, 2-5pm, The Cyan Studio, 2/F 21C Back Street, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island: See home page for details (Jan 11). Click for website and poster, Tel. 6252 6839.

Pier Party II: Sat, Jan 19, 9pm - late, Central Lamma Ferry Pier, 2/F!

Lamma Carnival: Sat, Jan 19, 2-5pm, YSW Football Pitch: Game booths, Bouncy Castle, etc.

Free Sri Lankan Buffet: Tue, Jan 22, 6-8pm, Waterfront Rest.: Click for details.

The Curs live: Sat, Jan 26, 9pm, Island Bar: The YSWankers with a new name....

Pier Pressure: Sat, Jan 26, 9pm, Central Lamma Ferry Pier, 2/F. Click for poster.

Art Jam: Sun, Jan 27, 1-4:30pm, Tamara's home: $300 per person, including all your art supplies and a home cooked lunch. For details, check her website or email or call 6423 1952.

Lamma Gardens and more: Sun, Jan 27, 10am, Central ferry pier 4: See Lamma-zine story, website and email.

Transnoodle Live: Tue, Jan 29, 9:30pm, The Wanch, Wanchai: "To see more details and RSVP, follow this link".


Free children party: Fri, Feb 1, 4-6pm, New Holiday Mood Rest.

Lunar New Year Flower Market: Fri-Sun, Feb 1-3, 11am, pier outside YSW Football Pitch: Get your Lunar New Year flowers and plants! Home delivery by VV!

Transnoodle Live: Sat, Feb 2, 8-11pm, Club Cixi, Shop A, G/F, On Hing Bldg., 1 On Hing Terrace, Central (map): Together with F.T.T., Luxury & LesAiles. Check out the Underground website and their MySpace page.

Lamma Ladies Dragonboating Recruitment: Sun, Feb 3, 3pm, Island Bar: Check out their poster and the Lamma Ladies blog.

Cartoonists exhibition: Tue, Feb 5 - April 30, SaraSen gallery, 5/F, 5A Winner's Bldg, 27-37 D'Aguilar St (just behind Bulldogs): "We invite all Cartoonists, Illustrators, Editorial/Political Cartoonists/Caricaturists to exhibit their work. Participants' profile/photograph/their work will be published in a special edition of FUNWORLD international Magazine in March 2008. Please contact our gallery Manager Menaka Sen on +852 2525 6984 or email us. Website."

Arts & Crafts for Children 4-7: Fri, Feb 8, 2-5pm, Lamma Activities Centre (opposite Deli Lamma, behind ice-cream place): Click for poster.

Red Star Rising & The Spicy Boys: Fri, Feb 15, 9.30pm 'til late, The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wanchai:
This will be Red Star's first gig with new drummer (and famous ex-Lammaite) Neil Irwin (Drummer Neil). An all-Lamma affair with The Spicy Boys on at 9.30pm and Red Star Rising at around 11.15pm.

 

Pier Pressure! DP + Guests: Feb 16, 9pm, Lamma Ferry Pier #4, Central: Website. Click for poster.

 

Lunar NY Singing Carnival: Tue, Feb 19, noon-3pm, VV Parking Lot, outside Ngau Kee Rest., vis-à-vis the Deli Lamma.

LAWC Photo Exhibition: Wed, Feb 20 - Mar 2, Mon-Sat from noon, The Economist Gallery, HK Fringe Club: Title "YOU are all they have".

Pier Pressure! Piledriver & friends: Sat, Feb 23, 7:30pm, Lamma Ferry Pier #4, Central: Website. Click for poster.

Sign Language Seminar: Sat, Feb 23, 2pm, Lamma Activities Centre: Free, by expert Ms Ginny Yip. Click on poster below right for details.
 

Petanque Grand Training Session: Feb 24, 1pm sharp, HK Int'l Boulodrome of Tai Peng, 71 Tai Peng Old Village: $40 for non-members, bar but no food. Details.

 

Tin Hau Temple Tour: Sun, Feb 24, 11am, outside Emily's Ice Cream Express, 37 Main St (opposite Deli Lamma): free, guided by Ice Cream Emily in English, max. 15 people. Click on poster for details.

Red Star Rising: Wed, Feb 27, 11:30pm 'til late, The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wanchai: A rock blues double with HK blues guitar legend Tommy Chung playing first at 9.30pm.


Puppet Making: Sun, Mar 9, 2pm, Lamma Activities Centre (opposite Deli Lamma, behind Ice Cream Express): S120. Click on poster for details.

Paul Lau's butterflies @ Cyan Studio: Sun, Mar 16, 2-6pm, The Cyan Studio, Back Street. More details.

Piscean Party: Sun, Mar 16, 4-11pm, The Island Bar: Free admission. "Join us for some Reggae, Trip Hop, R&B, Hip Hop, Funk and House."

Red Star Rising & Tommy Chung: Wed, Mar 26, 11:15pm: The Wanch:
Prof Red Star:
"Red Star Rising is teaming up with Tommy Chung at The Wanch again on Wednesday, March 26 . . . and Tommy and I will be doing a few songs together! Here's a poster. Tommy Chung on at 9:30pm, RSR at 11:15pm, Free entry." Click for poster and website.


Shep Woolley Live: Thu, Apr 3, The Island Bar.

Spicy Boys: Fri, Apr 11, The Wanch, Wanchai.

Pier Pressure: Sat, Apr 12, 9pm-1am, Central Lamma ferry pier #4, 1/F:
The Great Rockabilly Robbery Tour: The Di Maggio Connection + El Destroyo w/Lamma's John Hutton. $180, open bar. Click for poster, website, El Destroyo website, Di Maggio website.

HK Petanque Club - 1st official competition of HPC Championship 2008: Sun, Apr 27, 10am sharp, HK Int'l Boulodrome, 71 Tai Peng Old Village (near the shop): See website.

Chin. Opera: Fri, Apr 25 - Tue, Apr 29, YSW Football Pitch: Hing Fung Ming Group, afternoon shows on weekend. Click for poster, programme page 1, 2, 3.

The Bastards: Fri Apr 25, 9pm: See details and new The Bastards website. "A cast of up to 9, we think. 3 band line-ups. Sampan back home later."
Buy the brand-new CD and T-shirts!

DanStock '08: Sat, Apr 26, 4:30pm, Power Station Beach: Transnoodle, 3 line-ups of The Bastards and Megabastards, YSWankers, plus overnight party!
Click for more details.

Tin Hau Temple Guided Tour: Sun, Apr 27, 11am, outside Emily's Ice Cream Express, 37 Main St (opposite Deli Lamma): free, guided by Ice Cream Emily in English, max. 15 people. Click for poster & website.

Mad Dog Poker Run: Sun, Apr 27, 11am, Granville Sq., Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, HK: $120 rider's fee. Click for website and poster.

Human Constructions: Sun, Apr 27, 2-6pm, The Cyan Studio, 2/F 21C Back Street (vis-à-vis Thai Thai Rest). Darren Hayward: "For one day only, Elizabeth Briel, Barnaby Bruce and I are showing some pictures on a theme. There'll be music by Kokdamon (3pm), video screening, a little wine, cheese, refreshments and an olive or two. Take a sneak peak at this link."

 

Tin Hau Festival/Dragonboat Races: Mon, Apr 28, Reclamation area in front of YSW Football Pitch: 10am: Trail Races, 1pm Finals. Call Ms. Leung for info, 2982 0350. Click for banner;
English programme page 1, page 2; Chinese: page 1, page 2.

Red Star Rising & Tommy Chung Trio: Wed, Apr 30, 9:30pm-late: The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Rd, Wanchai: Prof Red Star:

"HK blues guitar legend Tommy Chung and Lamma rock/blues originals Red Star Rising are set to rock the Wanchbah again on Wed, April 30, after an acclaimed collaboration last month. This is a replay by popular demand and not to be missed.

Tommy's on at 9.30pm with Red Star's Steve Cray and Tommy doing three or four songs together in the break. Red Star go on at about 11.30pm, playing until late." Click for website.


LAP Adoption Day: Sat/Sun, May 3/4, 2-7pm, outside Village Bakery, YSW.

LAP's Ibiza Night: Fri, May 9, 9pm-late, M1nt, 108 Hollywood Road, Central:
Charity Night with Lamma Animal Protection
and DJ I-D from Pacha Ibiza. Call 2261 1111 or email.

Funkraiser w/Nude & Transnoodle: Fri, May 9, 8pm, The Cavern, LG/F LKF Tower, 55 D'Aguilar St, LKF, Central, HK: $200 incl. 1 drink. All proceeds to Child Welfare Scheme.

NUDE: "Greetings Nudists,
The long wait is over. NUDE return at the FUNKRAISER this Friday, 9th May, wielding more high-voltage Afrobeat and chugging Disco-funk monsters for your intense dancefloor pleasure.
Also featuring the sensational Ska lunacy of Transnoodle, and Happy Hour prices til 11.30 !! Doors open 8pm. $200 on the door, including one free drink."

P.S. Zein from Child Welfare Scheme, after-event: "Funkraiser raised HK$55,108!!!  THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE!!"

Laracy Gall Lamma International Dragon Boat Festival: Sun, May 11, 9am-5:30pm, Power Station Beach: Click for website., enquiries 9422-5907 (Eng.), 9865-2044 (Chin.)

Transnoodle @ Listen Up! 24: Fri, May 16, 10:30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd., Central: Bands: Tai Tai Alibi, Transnoodle & Take Bad with The Good. $90.

Fundraiser for Burma: Thu, May 22, Deli Lamma, Main Street, YSW: Raffle tickets $100/ticket, $500/6 tickets. Drawings at midnight, but don't need to be there to win. 45% of all drink sales will be donated. Money will be donated directly to those in need through local personal contacts inside Burma.

Call Cassie at 9764 2677 for more info.

The Spicy Boys: Fri, May 23, 9:30pm, The Wanch, Wanchai.

Hamada's Funk Jazz Unit 08: Sat, May 24, 9pm, 16-18, A Mini Store & Gallery, 16-18 Mosque Junction, G/F, Hong Kong (near Mid-levels Escalator, Tel. 2522 9860, mobile 9239 0866, email): For gig info, email or call 6901-2916, poster, Lamma-zine story.

New Lamma Band feat. Hamada El Mansour, Bass/ guitar/vocal; Rie Wada, flute/vocal; Matthew Steele - keyboad; Malte Noack - drums; Kevin - bass.


Standard funky jazz tunes and Hamada's originals (Moroccan Jazz, similar to his previous band "Over the Dogma").
Kevin from NUDE/Transnoodle will be a guest player.

Charity Ride "Save the Children" of Mad Dog Motorcycle Club HK: Sun, May 25, 11am, Granville Sq, TST: $200 rider's fee. Click for poster.

Charity Sale for Sichuan Children: Sun, May 25, LAWC store, G/F 39 Sha Po Old Village. See poster for details.

Launch of 3 new Green Lamma Green eco-routes: Sun, May 25, 2-3pm, Children's Playground, YSW.

Red Star Rising & Tommy Chung Trio: Wed, May 28, The Wanch, Wanchai: YouTube video of Red Star Rising doing Megaphone Man. Click for poster.

Lamma Business Owners' Meeting: Thu, May 29, 7am sharp-8am, Lamma Activities Centre (opposite Deli Lamma, behind ice-cream parlour).
Click for poster.

Lamma Dragons' 1988-2008 Party: Sat, May 31, 8pm, The Island Bar: Celebrate 20 years with: big hair, bad tunes, jelly shots & door prizes! Party like it's 1988!

Gina Meana writes: "Dress: scary 1988 fashion.
Music: see above.  Door prizes: many!
Original Moulin Rouge Movie Poster Signed by Nicole Kidman & Ewan McGregor & Framed! - from Thirsty Horse. Ipod Nano - from Sara Dragon.
10 x Official Dragon Boat Festival Shirts - by Thirsty Horse. Waterproof Bags (Dry bags) - from White Water
2 x Brunch for two - From Aqua.
2 x colour, cut and finish vouchers - Hippfish.
2 x 2 months vouchers from Curves - Ladies only gym in Central. Body Shop Baskets, Bikinis, Champagne, Jewelery, Restaurant Vouchers, Bar Vouchers, Children’s Entertainer & and much, much more…"
Click for poster, website and auction items.


5-year Anniversary Buffet: Sun, June 15, 5pm-late, New Holiday Mood Grill & Rest.: $88 for all you can eat and drink. Click for poster and menu.

Steve Cray Unplugged: Thu, June 19, 9-11:45pm, The Wanch: BC Magazine gig with 4 unplugged performers: Steve Cray, Reign Lee, Lani Giro, Scarlett Lewis. Free entry. BC Mag. interview with Steve. "100% ORIGINAL ROCK 'N' BLUES". Click for website and email.

The Spicy Boys: Fri, June 20, 9pm, The Wanch: "...the bad boys from Lamma The Spicy Boys hit the stage."

Pétanque Special Training: Sat, Jun 21, 2pm, International Boulodrome, 71 Tai Peng: A bar will be available directly on site, but no BBQ or any food. Plan to eat before coming...
DAY PROGRAM: 2pm:
Free distribution of Tee-shirt HK Pétanque Club to all members of club.
2:30-6:15pm: Pétanque training. 7-9pm: Open bar to Deli Lamma bar in Lamma Island.

PRICE LIST PÉTANQUE TRAINING: MEMBERS: free. NON-MEMBERS: HK$40.
OPEN BAR: MEMBERS: free. NON-MEMBERS: HK$200.
Contact Eric @ 2982 0185 or 6104 5977, website.

Shopping in Cantonese: Sun, June 22, 11am - noon, Emily's Ice-cream Express (opposite Deli Lamma): free, but Unicef donations welcome. Register at Emily's or call 9094 8848 or 2666 7881. Download the Cantonese notes from www.Lamma.org. Click for poster.

Red Star Rising & Tommy Chung Trio: Wed, June 25, 9:30pm, The Wanch, 54 Jaffe St, Wanchai: Prof Red Star: "RED STAR RISING and THE TOMMY CHUNG TRIO are teaming up again to bring you a night of high octane rock blues at The Wanch, Tommy's band playing the Johnny Winter style blues it's famous for and Red Star performing a set of ORIGINAL tunes, melodic rock with a blues flavour.

The bands have swapped slots this month, though, with Red Star kicking off the proceedings at about 9.30pm and Tommy's band going on at about 11pm."
YouTube video of Red Star Rising doing Megaphone Man. Click for website, email and poster.

Planet Battle: Wed, Jun 25, 7pm, Star Hall, Hitec Centre, Kowloon Bay: $450-$1,600. Ex-Lammaite Alain "The Panther" N'Galani fighting for WMC Heavyweight World Championship. Click for website and poster.

Lamma Business Owners Group: Thu, Jun 26, 7-8AM, Lamma Activities Centre (opposite Deli Lamma). Click for more info on Lamma.com.hk/BOG.

Power Station Beach Clean-up: Sat, Jun 28, 2-6pm. Organised by Siu-yu Yeung (email for info). Click for Chin. poster & forum.


These Actors of Mine: Thu-Sat, July 10-12, 7:30pm, Fringe Studio, Fringe Club, Central: Lammaite Barry & friends put on a hilarious comedy play. Click for more info & Lamma-zine story.

Sitar & Table concert: Sat, July 12, 5:30-7pm, Lamma Activities Centre (opposite Deli Lamma, behind Ice-cream Express): Farewell to HK recital. Free event (donations to cover costs are welcome.)

DVD/Book/Magazine Sale for Burma cyclone victims: July 13, 10am-4pm, Main Street (near Police Box/ Spicy/ Deli).

Red Star Rising: Thu, July 17, 9:30pm, The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wanchai: BC Magazine-sponsored gig with Ricemagnet and Luke Chow's Hungry Ghosts. RSR on stage at 11pm. Email, website.

Transnoodle headlines UNDERGROUND @ Cavern: Sat, July 19, 8pm, The Cavern, Lan Kwai Fong: Josh, lead singer: "Hi Guys... one of the only shows this summer, Cavern has a great sound system, this should be a good one! Join the Facebook group Transnoodle if you wanna be automatically notified when we gig. See you at the show!"  Click for more details.

Soccer Promotion Day: Sun, July 27, 3-5pm, YSW Playground/Soccer Pitch: Get your children 6 and above enrolled, for free, on the spot! Organised by the LCSD, sponsored by Islands District Council.

Red Star Rising: Wed, July 30, 11pm, The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wanchai: Red Star teams up with blues ace Tommy Chung fresh back from his Japanese tour. Show starts at 9pm. Red Star will be on at 11pm. Steve's solo tune CROSSING THE BORDER is now up on MySpace.

Lamma Business Owners Group: Thu, Jul 31, 8-9AM, Lamma Activities Centre (opposite Deli Lamma). Click for more info on Lamma.com.hk/BOG.


Sinister Left: Fri, Aug 1, 9:30-11pm, The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wanchai: Free admission.
"The Sinister Left, playing original music live & loud."

Transnoodle LIVE: Fri, Aug 8, 23, 29, 9:30pm-12:30am, Makumba Africa Bar, Peel Street (between Elgin & Hollywood Rd), Soho, Central. See Facebook for details.

Capoeira Roda: Sun, Aug 10, 4-6pm, YSW Football Court: Live demo of the Brazilian blend of martial art, game, music and dance. See Wikipedia.

Aberdeen Ferry Meeting: Tue, Aug 12, 8pm, Football Pitch, YSW:   Transport Dept., Village Reps, Yue Lai Fan & anybody interested in the future of the YSW-Pak Kok-Aberdeen ferry service will all be attending.

Capoeira Open Day: Wed, Aug 13, 7-9, 1/F Lamma Ferry Pier #4, Central: Website., email.

Lamma Business Owners Group biweekly meeting: Thu, Aug 14, 8:30am, Lamma Activities Centre (behind Ice-cream Express opposite Deli Lamma: See website.

The Sinister Left - CANCELLED!  Sat, Aug 23, 9:30-11pm, The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wanchai, Tel. 2861 1621: "Playing all original music". See poster, email, www.myspace.com/thesinisterleft.

J.A.A.M.:  Sun, Aug 24, 5:30-7:30pm, The Island Bar, YSW: Two hours of mellow acoustics music, both vocal and instrumental.

Red Star Rising: Wed, Aug 27, 11pm, The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wanchai, Tel. 2861 1621: Red Star teams up with blues ace Tommy Chung. Show starts at 9:30pm. Red Star will be on at 11pm. RSR will be playing all the popular original tunes from Megaphone Man and Dollar Arcade to Shopping Malls, Escalator Girls and Walking With The Devil. Four of Steve's tunes, including his solo CROSSING THE BORDER are now up on MySpace. website, email.

Lamma Business Owners Group meeting: Thu, Aug 28, 8:30am, Lamma Activities Centre, Main Street, YSW (behind Ice-Cream Express opposite of Deli Lamma): website.

Transnoodle & NEW LAMMA BAND: Fri, Aug 29, 9:30pm-late, Makumba Africa Bar, Peel Street (between Elgin & Hollywood Rd), Soho, Central. See Facebook for details.

"Lammaites Rie Wada, Matt Steele, and Tunji Heath will debut a BRAND-NEW Lamma band (so new they don't have a name yet) playing funky soulful music, at Makumba this Friday at a special midnight show, after Transnoodle's last of a three-part series of summer shows.
COME ON, LAMMAITES! Last TRANSNOODLE show this summer! With Special guest band Featuring Surprise Mystery Lammaites!"

Open Day: Sun, Aug 31, 10-11:30am, Banyan House (new English language preschool, 2-5 years), 32 Yung Shue Long New Village (just past the Waterworks off the way to Tai Peng, follow the signs): Call Vivien at 9489 4487 or Catherine at 9835 3552. See poster.

Petanque training: Sun, Aug 31, 2pm, International Boulodrome, 71 Tai Peng Old Village, close to the shop: Tel. 2982 0185 - 6104 5977, website.

The Sinister Left!  Fri, Sep 5, 9:30-11pm, The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wanchai, Tel. 2861 1621: "Playing all original music". No cover charge. See poster, email, MySpace.

Lamma Business Owners Group meeting: Thu, Sep 11, 8:30am, Lamma Activities Centre, Main Street, YSW, behind Ice-Cream Express opposite of Deli Lamma: website.

Mid-Autumn Carnival:  Sat, Sep 13, 7-10pm, YSW Football Pitch.

Because we like it - Beach Partaaay:  Sat, Sep 13, midnight, Power Station Beach.

Lamma OCC Round Lamma Race: Sun, Sep 14, noon, Power Station Beach. Email for details.

Last Burma Book Sale: Sun, Sep 14, noon, 10am onwards, The Island Bar: Email & poster for details.

Bikers Bash - Mad Dogs Motorcycles Club - 5 Year Anniversary: Fri, Sep 19, 8pm, Bull and Bear Pub, Wanchai: Meet the Dogs from all five chapters of Mad Dog MC Philippines, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong. Live music by El Destroyo. Free finger foods, bike parking available outside bar. But if you plan on consuming alcohol then leave your bike at home!! Website.

The Sinister Left @ Underground: Sat, Sep 20, 8-11:30pm, The Cavern, Lan Kwai Fong, Central:
$150 (includes CD, 1 drink & 1 lucky draw chance). LUCKY DRAW - win two business class tickets to Taipei.
BANDS:
Lazy Susans, ChoChukMo, 22Cats, The Sinister Left - sonic amalgam of post-punk minimalism & post-rock experimentation, Tat Tai Alibi.

Jam Your Art Out: Sun, Sep 21, 2-6pm, Tamara's rooftop, YSW: BBQ lunch and all art supplies included (60cm x 80cm canvas/acrylic paints/craft supplies). $400 per person. Please R.S.V.P to tamara@vividvibrations.com or visit www.vividvibrations.com to book your private fully catered party at any location.

Lamma Business Owners Group: Thu, Sep 25, 8:30am, Lamma Activities Centre (behind Ice-cream Express opposite Deli Lamma): Click for website.

Red Star Rising gigs - Sep: email, website, MySpace.

Fri, Sep 12: RSR play The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wanchai. All the favourite original tunes from Megaphone Man and Dollar Arcade to Shopping Malls and Escalator Girls. RSR on at 9.30pm. Tel 2861 1621. Free entry.

Tue, Sep 16: RSR's Steve Cray plays an acoustic set at The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wanchai. Steve on at 9.30pm. Tel 2861 1621. Free entry.

Wed, Sep 24: RSR team up with blues ace Tommy Chung and his trio to play a regular monthly spot at The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wanchai. Show starts at 9.30pm. Tel 2861 1621. Free entry.

Thu, Sep 25: Red Star Rising play all their original tunes followed by an acoustic set by RSR front man Steve Cray at Peel Fresco Music Lounge, 49 Peel Street, Central. Show starts around 8:30pm. Tel 2540 2046. Free entry.

Sat, Sep 27, 8-11pm: RSR's Steve Cray plays an acoustic folk blues set followed by full-on RSR gig at Bert's Bar in the Foreign Correspondents' Club, Lower Albert Road, Central. Entry is free (members and guests) and a set dinner (incl 1 drink) is available. Call 2523-7734 or email to book a table.

BBQ Sessions: Fri, Sep 26, 7pm, Veto Club & Bar. Click for website.

World Reflexology Week charity event: Sun, Sep 28, 1pm sharp, Lamma Activities Centre (behind Emily's Ice-cream Express, 37 Main Street):

Local reflexologist & Lamma Newbie Lyndel Godden will give a Western-style Reflexology workshop and answering your questions in exchange for cash donations to the Hong Kong branch of the Society for the Relief of Disabled Children. For registration and information, please contact Lyndel @ 6382 5822, email, poster.

Red Star Rising gigs -Oct:
email, website, MySpace. "100% ORIGINAL ROCK 'N' BLUES"

* Fri, Oct 3, The Wanch:
with The Witchdoctors. Show starts at 9.30pm, RSR on around 11.15pm. Free Entry.

* Sun, Oct 26, 5-6pm, Lamma Fun Day, Power Station Beach, Lamma Island: Free (featuring Papa Ibu Jobe on bass - Alex Katsumata is away on tour in Japan.)

* Wed, Oct 29, The Wanch:
with Tommy Chung and his trio. Show starts at 9.30pm, RSR on around 11.15pm (with Papa Ibu Jobe on bass). Free Entry.

The Curs:  Fri, Oct 3, 9pm, Peel Fresco, 49 Peel St, Soho, Central:
"Big City Slickers Show" by the former Yung Shue Wankers,
poster, website.

World Animal Day Concert: Sat, Oct 4, 4-9pm, Power Station Beach: Lamma-zine story, poster. CANCELLED because of the approaching typhoon (Tropical Cyclone) Higos and a very bad weather forecast.

Lamma Business Owners Group:  Thu, Oct 9 & 23, 8:30am, NEW VENUE! Call 9649-5642 for details, poster, website.

The Sinister Left: Sat, Oct 11, 9:30-11pm, The Wanch, Jaffe Road, Wanchai. Email, website, poster.

Red Star Rising & The Curs & El Destroyo: Fri, Oct 17, from 9:30pm, The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Rd, Wanchai: "Triple bill! Call 2861-1621 for details. No cover charge or drink minimums just great music seven nights a week."  Red Star Rising has pulled out, replaced by a mystery guest!

Lamma Business Owners Group:  Thu, Oct 23, 8:30am, NEW VENUE!
Call 9649-5642 for details
, poster, website.

2nd Annual Poker Challenge: 1st Round: Sat, Oct 18, noon, Final Showdown: Sat, Oct 25, noon, Deli Lamma:

Texas Hold'em Poker. Entry fee $250, all proceeds to Lamma Fun Day. Contact Les at 6041 3744 or email. Poster.

Seven Deadly Sins Ball by Lamma Cricket Club:
Sat, Oct 25:
  poster.

Lamma Fun Day Sun, Oct 26 2008, Power Station beach:
Looking for volunteers, stall
holders, volleyball teams & bands!
Bands confirmed so far: NUDE (last-ever gig!), Red Star Rising, Spicy Boys, The Yung Shue Wankers, El Destroyo, HK Electric Band, TransNoodle!
Email
, website.


Bahouki:  Sat, Nov 1, Peel Fresco: "Celtic live and reeling." See poster.

Petanque training: Sun, Nov 2, 2pm, International Boulodrome, Tai Peng:

email, website, or call Eric @ 2982 0185 or 6104 5977.

LAP Adoption Days: Sat/Sun, Nov 8/9, 2-7pm, Cosmo Clinic, 27 Robinson Rd, Mid-levels, HK Island (turn left at the escalator on Robinson Rd, cross the road at the traffic lights by Mosque Junction): "Come & meet adorable cats and dogs."
Click for poster or email or call Kirsten @ 9490 2061.

Green Lamma meeting: Sun, Nov 9, 8:30pm, Deli Lamma.: click for poster.

Reign Lee, feat. Steve Cray: Thu, Nov 13, 9:30pm-late,
Peel Street Fresco Music Lounge, 49 Peel St (off Hollywood Road)
: poster.

"RED STAR RISING's Steve Cray is supporting Hong Kong rock diva REIGN LEE at Peel Street Fresco on Thursday night. Reign, with two albums behind her ­ Broken Skylines and Holding Back The Beast ­ will be backed by Sue Shearman, playing an acoustic and electric set. Steve will be playing an acoustic set featuring original material, incl. the single Crossing The Border."
Websites:
Reign Lee MusicSteve Cray Peel Fresco.

Red Star Rising gigs - Nov '08: email, website, MySpace. "100% ORIGINAL ROCK 'N' BLUES"

* Tue, Nov 11, 9pm, The Wanch (website), Wanchai, 54 Jaffe Road, Hong Kong. Free entry. Steve Cray acoustic show: with Ricemagnet. Steve on at 21.30.

* Sat, Nov 22, 8-11pm, Bert's Bar, FCC, Lower Albert Rd, Central. Free (members' bar), (with Papa Ibu Jobe on bass.)
Steve will be doing a 45-minute acoustic set, then RSR will play 2 hours of original tunes inc. Megaphone Man, Dollar Arcade, Footsteps on the Stairs, Shopping Malls and Escalator Girls.

Lamma Enduro: Sun, Nov 23, 9:30am,
Project X race course, Pak Kok Shan, Lamma
: mountain biking race organised by Action Asia magazine:

"5 hours - Teams of 2 alternating laps or Individual. $210 registration, incl. short sleeve cycling jersey and unlimited drinks; $250, incl. 7:30am ferry transport.

"There are 3 options (1.5, 3 and 5 hours) and you can enter a relay team of 2 where you alternate laps; or you can enter individual category in any of the race distances.

"Find a partner and enter at our website. Organizers have rented an extra ferry for all the bikes departing Central at 7:30am, Sunday Nov 23. Tel enquires: 3158-0250."

Transnoodle's Last Show of the Year:  Fri, Nov 28, 8:11-midnight, Club Cixi, opp. California Fitness, Lan Kwai Fong:  $100. See details, map, email, download songs for free!

Alba's Walk:  Sat, Nov 29, 2:30pm start, Peak Galleria Mall, HK Island:  7-km charity and historical walk to raise funds for the Children's Cancer Foundation. Click for poster.

Opening Party @ Open Space: Sun, Nov 30, 11am-7pm, Open Space (Walk along YSW Main St, turn left at Back Street. Look for Brothers' Laundry (2nd laundry shop on left), turn left on the major path just after Brothers', signed to North Lamma School. Follow this path uphill about 15 mins until the big Open Space sign on right hand side):

Birthday parties, art jams, exhibitions, BBQs, musicians, yoga, charity events, and much more! See poster for details. Email, call Tamara @ 6423 1952.

Red Star Rising: Wed, Nov 26 Nov, 9:30pm, The Wanch:
"100% ORIGINAL ROCK 'N' BLUES".
w/Tommy Chung Trio. Free (w/Alex Katsumata on bass.) Email, website, MySpace.

'H is for Hong Kong' book launch & exhibition: Wed, Dec 3, 6:30-8:30pm, Karen Weber gallery, G/F 20 Aberdeen St (just off Hollywood Rd): See poster,

HK Cricket Festival:  Fri, Dec 5-Sun, Dec 7, 9am-5:30pm,
Mission Road Cricket Ground, Kowloon: Free entry. 16 teams from HK and internationally compete in a six-a-side format over 3 days in Cup, Plate, Bowl, and Spoon Divisions; part of the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour, organised by Lamma Cricket Club. Click for website, email, call 9422 5907.

Jungle Bells 2008: Sat, Dec 6, 10:30-5am, Backstage, 1/F, 52-54 Wellington St, Central, HK: HK's annual drum 'n bass shakedown. Lamma's Electronic Mistress is one of the DJs. $100. Click for poster and website.

Christmas Fair: Sun, Dec 7, 10am-4pm, Banyan House, 32 Yung Shue Long Village (past the Waterworks on the way to Tai Peng, follow the signs): Click for poster.

"Imagining in the Ruins" photo exhibition: Fri, Nov 14-Dec 14, 3/F Gallery, OMM Fashion Boutique, 36 Cochrane Street, Central (90-year old building, see right): "SEE Network invites you to share the beauty of Lamma Island."
See press release (Chi, and Eng.)

15th Year Closing Anniversary of Corner Bar: Thu, Dec 11, 2008, 6:30-11pm, Red Lion bar, Kingly Street, London, W1 (nearest tube Oxford Circus): Celebrate 15th anniversary of the closing of the Corner Bar. Click for email & photo gallery. Check out the "Corner Bar Veterans" Facebook group.

LAP Adoption Days: Sat/Sun, Dec 13/14, 2-7pm, Ark Veterinary Clinic, 100 Third St, Sai Ying Pun: click for poster.

Mad Dog MC Charity Toy Run: Sun, Dec 14, 11am, Granville Square: "New Territories ride lead by biker Santa Claus "Tom Arthur", short lunch break, back thru Central and ride ends at Bull and Bear Pub, 52-58 Jaffe Rd, Wanchai. Riders fee for charity donation $100 minimum. All riders requested to strap/tie down a children's toy for donation." Poster. More info at mdmchk.com or mdmc.org.

Petanque championship: Sun, Dec 14, 10am-6:30pm, Int'l Boulodrome, 71 Tai Peng Old Village, Yung Shue Wan. For beginners & experts. Bar @ BBQ. $80, $35 for members, enroll before Dec 11. Banyan Bay Cafe wines/cheeses party at 7.30pm. For info call Eric @ 2982 0185 or 6104 5977, Petanque website.

Lamma Xmas Kids: Fri, Dec 19, 7pm, The Island Bar: click for poster.

Christian revival event: Sat, Dec 20, 2:30, Football Pitch. Click for poster.

Treasure Hunt: Sun, Dec 21, noon-4pm, Island Bar. For Operation Santa Claus. 12 noon start, teams set off in 5-10 min intervals, must finish by 3.45.
3.30 Santa gets carried on a sedan chair thru the village.

Santa Claus on the Beach: Sun, Dec 22, 6pm, Power Station Beach.

Kids Christmas Eve Disco Party: Wed, Dec 24, 6-8pm, Island Life Studio (1 min from Bookworm Cafe, right behind the Clinic, map): "One night only! Come party with your little darlings to enjoy great beats in your best 70's outfits!"
9286 9111, email, Facebook.

Vicars & Tarts party: Wed, Dec 31, The Island Bar.

New Year's Eve party: Wed, Dec 31, Power Station Beach: not organised, just get together to have fun at the beach with friends.

Kids New Year's Eve Dance Party: Wed, Dec 31, 6-7:30pm, Island Life Studio (the old Hangout, 1 min from Bookworm Cafe, right behind the Clinic, map): Members: $40/child, $60/adult, non-ILS members: $55/child, $75/adult; incl. Party Packs, snack packs, beverages, lucky draw for NEW YEAR's EVE Mystery Prize.
Call 9286 9111, email, Facebook event.


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