Out and about

Updated: 2014-03-30 07:37

(China Daily)

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Hong Kong

Pillow fight day

Just two Chinese cities have signed up for the 6-year-old global event where people of all ages engage in a frenzied pillow fight en masse. The Hong Kong event takes place in the heart of Central. Expect plenty of feathers to fly in this pajama-clad pummel-fest.

4 pm, April 5. Chater Garden, Chater Road, Central. 2013.pillowfightday.com.

Para Site conference

Para Site's international forum Is the Living Body the Last Thing Left Alive? (The new performance turn, its histories and its institutions) will explore the relationship between dance, performance and the institutions of global contemporary art. Contemporary dance has emerged as a new field of discourse and thinking over the past two decades and leading experts from Asia, Europe and the Americas will be on hand to discuss and dissect how dance has evolved into one of the leading art forms of the new millennium. The event is co-presented by the Asia Society Hong Kong Center and will also feature select performances.

2-7:30 pm, April 3 and 4. 11 am-7:30 pm, April 5. Free. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty. 852-2517-4620. Para-site.org.hk

- Timo Chui

Childish's solo show

The Lehmann Maupin gallery will present a Billy Childish solo exhibition, Edge of the Forest, featuring his most recent paintings, including large-scale portraits and landscapes painted in vivid hues and with frenetic marks on raw linen. These latest works draw inspiration from subjects close to his emotional and physical world: his immediate family, particularly his wife and young daughter, and his environment, including the riverscape viewed from his home. This is the British artist's first show in Hong Kong.

10 am-7 pm, weekdays, and 11 am-7 pm, Saturdays, until May 3. Lehmann Maupin, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central.

- Li jing


Go fly a kite!

March is a month made for these colorful man-made "birds", and two city parks offer a free chance to show your kids how to get airborne. (Big kids can play, too.) The Spacious Beijing Olympic Forest Park is also home to real birds, while the more urban Haidian Park still offers plenty of grassy expanse for kite fans - with easy access for baby strollers.

7 am-7 pm daily, free. Beijing Olympic Forest Park, 15 Beichen Donglu (East Road), Chaoyang district.


7:30 am-10 pm daily, free. Haidian Park, 2 Xinjiangongmen Lu (Road), Haidian district. 010-6285-0569.

Scuba time

Warming weather has more of us dreaming about a plunge into the sea. SinoScuba offers lessons for the whole family, ages 10 and up, including swimming with dolphins and full certification. Classes available in Chinese and English.

Sinoscuba.com. Steven@sinoscuba.com. 010-1113-3629.

Still nice for ice

The Beijing International Ice Hockey Club meets every Sunday, with game nights from 6:30. Get your skates on! For updates and details: peking_puck@yahoo.com.

Hosa Ice Rink, 9 Chaoyang Lu (Road), Chaoyang district. 010-8578-2590.


Letting wheels loose

Pudong Cycling club heads out east of Huangpu four times each week, with all-day rides for advanced and intermediate-level cyclists. The group is also part of the Shanghai Race Series occurring in the summer months. Depending on group interest, from time to time, the group will plan trips outside of Shanghai (i.e. Mogashan, Sanya, Taiwan, Tour of Beijing) "to stretch our legs and our view". Membership required.

5:40 am until late Tuesdays and Thursdays (Century Park meet); 7:15 am until late Saturdays and Sundays (German Center). pudongcycling@yahoogroups.com.

- Mike Peters

(China Daily 03/30/2014 page5)