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International Trial Bike Challenges 2008

Speed, height, danger and spectacular stunts, if you like all this you are in the right arena. Xtreme athletes from around the world will gather in Cityplaza in Hong Kong for the first time to compete for the title of International Trial Bike Challenges. SO-U.TV will bring you the “WOW” game of the year.

Viva La Embassy

Embassy is one of the most interesting of new galleries to open in Hong Kong. It is a incubator for new and emerging artists. Meet the founder, Gary Kramer and take a close look at this fascinating new creative space.

“The Embassy is a fully operating art/design house which will open it’s doors to the public for specific events in order to share various types of art in it’s exhibition space. The exhibition space includes a 2,000 sq. ft. balcony which provides unique and exciting possibilities for a variety of events.”

Recent exhibitions include “Inside Whisper” by SAUQUET.

Pioneer Lesbian Director Bares All In Beijing

Fridae had an interview with one of the most prolific lesbian feminist filmmaker in the history of cinema, Barbara Hammer,was in town for a screening of several of her over 80 experimental shorts, videos and features. It’s there on the screen in all its flushed glory. A close up of a woman’s genitals, a finger vigorously rubs the clitoris.

“As one of the world’s most prolific lesbian filmmakers, Hammer appears keen to inspire these young Chinese women. China’s answer to Hammer, lesbian documentary maker Shi Tou, is in the audience.

“Don’t listen to your male professors,” Hammer says. “Or your female ones. Just do what you want to do… Make your films. Make your work. We need it or your histories are lost. Our histories are lost.”

Read the full interview here

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Ministry of Sound Presents Alex Wolfenden at Beijing Club

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After the success of the first Ministry of Sound night at Beijing Club, the internationally known club brand will be returning to the three storey super-club on the 23rd April 2008. Spinning the latest house tunes from around the world, Alex Wolfenden who is also a resident of Ibiza’s Cafe Mambo will be representing Ministry of Sound brand, for one special night in Hong Kong.

At only 28 years old, Alex has had a very impressive career. Alex has played for Jade Jagger at her Jezabel party, became a Pacha resident and played alongside some of the most well known DJ’s from around the world.

Beijing Club, located in the centre of the city, has now confirmed a series of Ministry of Sound nights throughout 2008, including some special guest appearances.

Event Details

Event Name: Ministry of Sound presents Alex Wolfenden
Headliner: Alex Wolfenden
Support DJs: Tai Pan Dan & JayJay
Date: 23rd April (Wednesday) 2008
Time: 10pm till late
Tickets: HK$220 on the door for men. Ladies free entrance.
21 and above only

Ministry of Sound at Beijing Club, 2 & 3 Floor, Wellington Place, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central.

Hip Hop & RnB at Beijing Club with DJ Ulysses & DJ Yin, 5th Floor, Wellington Place, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central.

Bookings: (852) 2526-8298

More information: info@beijingclub.com.hk / www.beijingclub.com.hk / www.ministryofsound.com

Complimentary entry for SilverBlack Card Holders before 11pm

Life Before Death: Photography of the departed

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Taking portraits, easy. What about taking portraits before and after death?

“This sombre series of portraits taken of people before and after they had died is a challenging and poignant study. The work by German photographer Walter Schels and his partner Beate Lakotta, who recorded interviews with the subjects in their final days, reveals much about dying – and living.”

If you check out this article from guardian.co.uk, you’ll find the two portraits of all of the subjects were taken within a month. It’s strange how they can be so different within a month, being alive and being dead.

Life Before Death is at the Wellcome Collection from April 9 to May 18.

Juicy Couture, We all got the sweet tooth for it

Juicy Couture is taking Palm Beach California as its muse for the Spring/Summer 08. A lot of colours used to match simple and fitted cutting. It is no secret that Juicy Couture loves their candy-like colours. This season it continues with more hip colours such as jade, day light yellow and rouge to go along with exotic patterns (bringing on the casual summertime feeling aye?)

From what I am seeing, towelling is still this season’s hip item. Other than the classic velvet towelling tracksuit, exotic printing and patterns can be seen on Juicy Couture’s new items. Towelling and velvet one piece and tube top dresses are also introduced this season. Are you ready for a juicy spring/summer?

And yes, J. Lo and Madonna are still loving it.

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The beginning of an end of Edison’s scandal

Finally! A day without Edison Chen’s scandal in the top news (in HK anyway). I would like to take an entry to highlight some of the “by-products” that show the extent of the scandal.

Note: The scandal even makes headlines on one of the 10 most influential newspaper of the world, Neue Zurcher Zeitung.

Parodies were made upon the scandal

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Chen was accompanied by police officers on his way to his press conference. The amount of officers would make one think the President was passing by