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The Weekend Ahead

In the midst of the summer heat, our city continues to entertain us this weekend. From the notorious Summer Crush Pool Party at W Hong Kong, to a glamorous charity evening at Project Dragway – not to mention the plethora of family-friendly activities on offer – there’s plenty to look forward to in the 852.


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W Hong Kong Presents: Summer Crush Pool Party

That’s right party people, W Hong Kong is back with its series of amazing summer pool parties! Marking its 10 year anniversary, guests can expect luminous projects, captivating live performances, an augmented reality photo booth, daring collaborations with the hottest DJs around, and plenty of alcohol to fuel the party. This year, party goers also have the option of a pre-dinner poolside barbecue curated by the hotel’s culinary director, Robert Nilsson. So get your tickets now and don’t miss out on the biggest pool party of the summer!

When: July 14, (6pm)
Where: W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: $500 – $1,388
Click here for more information

Alive Wellness: Self Care and Self Love Summer Fiesta

Relieve the stress of the summer heat in the city and revitalise your body and mind at the Alive Wellness Self Care and Self Love Summer Fiesta this July 14. Offering a wide array of free activities including Tibetan singing bowl and gong group sessions, art therapy, acupressure demonstrations, bodywork rolfing trial sessions, and more, the centre welcomes all to join in on holistic healing and spreading good energy. To top it off, delicious Moringa drinks are available for all guests, as well as other supplements, crystals, and more. Both English and Cantonese are available for most sessions. 

When: July 14, (2pm – 4.30pm) 
Where: Suite 602, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43 – 55 Wyndham Street, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Prepare yourself for a night of heavy laughter as the hilarious Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow returns. Coming at you with the freshest and funniest materials, the festival features a huge cast of Australian and international performers who will cover everything from stand-up and sketches, to good old slapstick comedy. Tickets are selling fast so grab yours now to avoid missing out.

When: Until July 15
Where: Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central
How much: $237 – $395
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Hong Kong Book Fair

If you’re on the lookout for some exciting new reads, then make your way to the 29th Hong Kong Book Fair this July 18 to 24. Attracting close to one million visitors last year, the fair is one not to miss. Featuring a wide range of leading booksellers and publishers, covering everything from e-books to arts and crafts, as well as seminars and panel discussions with renowned local and international writers, the fair is suitable for bookworms of all ages. Plus, it’s the perfect chance to pick up some incredible bargains – especially on the last day!

When: July 18 – 24
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
How much: $25 (adults), $10 (children)
Click here for more information

Project Dragway

Get ready for a night of bubbles and boobs! Bringing you four of Hong Kong’s sauciest drag queens, We The People is putting on an unforgettable drag show and fundraiser this July 14 at The Hive Spring. In the spirit of defiance and supporting human rights, there will also be a special pop-up bar with a feisty drinks menu to fuel the oh-so-fabulous night. All proceeds raised will go to We The People in support of their great work.

When: July 14, (7pm – 11pm)
Where: The Hive Spring, 3/F Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen
How much: $400
Click here for more information


Coming Up

LKF Beer & Music Fest

Raise your glasses as the Lan Kwai Fong Beer & Music Fest returns to bring on the summer vibes. With over 200 craft beers from breweries all over the world, and a whole range of live music performances from indie rock to the soft blues, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Best of all, the festival is partnering up with Glass Recycling HK this year to make sure that all glasses used during the event will be collected and recycled, so you won’t have to feel guilty about downing a bottle (or three).

When: July 21 & 22, (1pm to late)
Where: Lan Kwai Fong, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information


Ongoing Events

Cultural Masseur: DragoniX Multi-Arts Festival

Organised by the Hong Kong Arts Centre, the Cultural Masseur: Dragonix Multi-Arts Festival features a wide array of local arts and cultural events around town. From thematic walks and art exhibitions, to live performances and talks, this month-long festival is one that art lovers will not want to miss. Prices for each event vary, so be sure to keep an eye on the festival’s Facebook page to get the latest updates on event schedules and ticket package promotions.

When: Until July 29
Where: Locations vary
How much: Prices vary
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The Journey of a Promise by Pang Jiun

Showcasing the fascinating creative process of Pang Jiun, one of the greatest masters in Chinese oil painting, The Journey of a Promise is a retrospective exhibition that takes a deep dive into the artist’s work over the past 60 years. Aside from his greatest works of art from the past, which cover landscapes, still life, and human figures, specially commissioned new works will also be on display. With Jiun’s distinctive east-meets-west style, audiences are in for a unique and insightful journey.

When: Until July 31, (10am – 7pm)
Where: The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information

National Ice Cream Month with Emack & Bolio’s

It’s July, and you know what that means — ice cream! Celebrating National Ice Cream Month this July, Emack & Bolio’s is offering Hong Kongers the ultimate way to keep cool with a month-long series of promotions and fun activities. Every 100th customer at the Central store on National Ice Cream Day (July 15) will win 10 single-scoop vouchers (maximum five winners). The following week gives you the chance to win a fabulous Emack & Bolio’s ice cream cake by participating in the quiz at the Central store. In the final week, a special 20 percent discount will be offered to all full-time students with a valid student ID (weekdays only). As if all this wasn’t enough, throughout the month, Emack & Bolio’s is hosting a scavenger hunt where anyone who visits all four store around the city during July can win themselves a free double-scoop ice cream! Don’t forget to keep an eye on the Facebook page to stay up to date with all the latest news on promotions, competitions, and prizes.

When: Until July 31
Where: Locations vary
How much: Free
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Wander in Style

In collaboration with Leo Gallery, Little Tai Hang is presenting a quiet and intimate exhibition, Wander in Style, at its new event space, The Hang Space. Open to all art lovers and savvy locals, the exhibition provides a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, for all to come and enjoy an unforgettable art experience through the brilliant work of two rising-star artists, Cheuk Wing Nam and Han Jinpeng.

When: Until July 31
Where: The Hang Space@Little Tai Hang, 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Causeway Bay
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Heritage Fiesta

Whether you’re a history buff, curious about architecture, or simply love to explore around Hong Kong, the Heritage Fiesta is guaranteed to provide a perfect day out around town. From now until July 31, 16 historical Hong Kong buildings will open their doors during specific hours of the day, for the public to visit, appreciate, and learn about the history and architectural significance behind each one. There will also be free guided tours on offer on a first-come-first-served basis. Have a flick through the event pamphlet for more details on participating buildings, opening hours, and tour arrangements.

When: Until July 31
Where: Locations vary
How much: Prices vary
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Frosé All Day

Head to Maison Libanaise and enjoy a glass of Frosé on the beautiful rooftop this summer. Made with churned frozen rosé wine and a delicious raspberry purée, Frosé is a refreshing concoction that’s perfect for the hot summer months. So lay back, enjoy acoustic reggae hits by The Reggae Beats, and toast your frosty glasses to a great summer ahead.

When: Throughout the summer
Where: Maison Libanaise, 10 Shelley Street, SoHo
How much: $48 (per glass) – $198 (per pitcher)
Click here for more information

Hotel Jen X Tommy Fung Exhibition

As the final winner of Hotel Jen and Affordable Art Fair’s Discovery: Photography competition, Instagram sensation Tommy Fung, will be showcasing his amazing work across the 1st, 2nd, and 28th floor of Hotel Jen from now until August 2. Blending iconic features of Hong Kong with Fung’s own surreal take of the city, audiences will be in for a fun and unique experience. Check out more of his work on Instagram @surrealhk.

When: Until August 2
Where: Hotel Jen, 508 Queen’s Road West, Kennedy Town
How much: Free
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Brilliant City Group Exhibition

Organised and curated by Leo Xu, David Zwirner Gallery’s art director, Brilliant City is a group exhibition set out to explore the metropolis characteristics and unparalleled density of Hong Kong. Featuring works by artists such as Francis Alÿs, Chen Wei, Stan Douglas, and many more, the exhibition illustrates the interactions between different artists across generations from all around the world, and the complex and brilliance of our city’s fascinating urban landscape.

When: Until August 4
Where: 5 – 6/F, H Queens, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central
How much: Free
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International Arts Carnival

School’s out for the little ones and there’s no better way to kick start the long summer holiday than at the International Arts Carnival. Offering an extraordinary lineup of overseas and local performances, as well as a series of intriguing activities such as puppetry, film programmes, and magic theatre, the carnival promises to be fun and educational for the whole family. Some shows are already sold out so hurry and book your ticket now.

When: Until August 12
Where: Locations vary
How much: Prices vary
Click here for more information

Jacada Travel Presents: The Last Wilderness

Celebrating the launch of an exclusive photography series in collaboration with record-breaking free diver, Hali Prinsloo, The Last Wilderness photo exhibition will showcase enchanting images of Prinsloo and her relationship with marine animals, captured by former world record-holding swimmer turned ocean conservationist and photographer, Peter Marshall. Presented by Jacada Travel, this captivating exhibition gives an insight into unknown territories under the deep blue sea.

When: Until August 18
Where: The Haven by Jacada Travel, 29/F Wyndham Place, 40 – 44 Wyndham Street, Central
How much: RSVP required
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Central Harbourfront SummerFest

Keep your little ones happily entertained this summer and let them run wild at the Central Harbourfront SummerFest. Running from now until August 26, the Central Harbourfront Event Space will be transformed into a giant playground where a series of free summer events are offered to the public – completely free of charge! With huge inflatable games at the XXL Playground, illuminate!, an interactive art show, and over 20 free events and activities for both parents and kids to enjoy, the family-friendly festival is the go-to place for some fun in the sun (hopefully).

When: Until August 26
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Summer Carnimal 2018

Gathering over 100 international elite performers from all over the world, Ocean Park is turning up the heat this season at its Summer Carnimal 2018. Apart from the two animal-themed parades during the day and night, with tailor-made costumes and giant animal puppets on display, there’s also live shows and performances every hour around the park. From an authentic Caribbean stunt show, to band performances playing summertime beats, there’s bound to be something fun and exciting to do around every corner.

When: Until September 2
Where: Ocean Park, Wong Chuk Hang
How much: $240 – $480
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100 Faces of Tai Kwun

The 100 Faces of Tai Kwun exhibition is a compelling showcase of 100 stories, from 100 people who are related to the former Central Police Station, now known as the Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts. Through a series of illustrations by local artist Flyingpig, visitors will get to explore the history of the Central Police Station compound, as well as the intricate relationships it had with everyone from ex-offenders to neighbouring shop owners. Click here to find out more.

When: Until Sept 2, (11am – 8pm)
Where: Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, 10 Hollywood Road, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information

 

In Search of Southeast Asia through the M+ Collections

This is a unique exhibition that highlights all the wonderful cultures that Southeast Asia has to offer. Through a series of architectural models, contemporary art installations, moving image artworks, and archival materials, audiences can experience the vibrant regions of Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Singapore, and many other places within the region — without even hopping on a plane!

When: Until September 30, (11am – 6pm)
Where: M+ Pavilion, West Kowloon Cultural District
How much: Free
Click here for more information


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