EVENTS – This Weekend: Amnesty Gig, SantaCon 2012 & Free Space Festival

Three exciting events this weekend…

Friday – HK favourites 9 Maps, Sun Eskimos and The Gatling Gun Revival, a minimalist folk group play The Fringe tonight, 10pm, in aid of Amnesty International. Tickets: HK$150 (in advance), HK$180 (on the day) with a free drink. Facebook event.

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Saturday – Santacon is a non-denominational, non-commercial, non-political and nonsensical Santa Claus convention that occurs once a year for absolutely no reason. HK’s Santacon kicks off at noon, Saturday at Red Bar IFC. Costumes are available from Pottinger St, Soho. The gaggle of Santas will then proceed by tram/MTR/ferry to drinking hotspots around the city! Over 1000 already confirmed to attend – Facebook event.

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Over the weekend – Free Space Festival is on throughout the weekend, tickets are available on the door at West Kowloon Cultural District. 1:00pm – 10:30pm on Saturday and Sunday – Chochukmo and other local and international acts will be playing at the multimedia arts + music festival. Free Space HK website.

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 “It is the space to provide freedom for different cultural elements and art forms to cross, for performers and the public to interact. Come and participate, on-stage or off-stage, at the front or back of house, just to get immersed in activities in this cultural space. Can this journey of exploration and discovery through art be a forerunner of the future West Kowloon?”


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