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The Weekend Ahead

The World Cup may be over, but there’s still plenty of things to get excited about in the 852. From a hip-hop extravaganza at the American Rhyme Invasion, to an Instagram-worthy visit to The Hidden Planet Mystery Tour at The Pulse, our roundup this week will fill up your calendars in no time!

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Endless Possibilities: A Charity Photography Exhibition

Did you know that 7 million bars of soap are discarded into landfills around the world everyday? In efforts to address the importance of environmental protection, Clean the World Asia and local photographer, Tracy Wong, have put together a collection of journalistic photographs, portraits, and videos to illustrate the impoverished living conditions of families in Metro Manila, and the endless possibilities of what their hygiene “revolution” could bring. Aside from the exhibition, families can enjoy a fun fest held on July 21 with eco pop-ups, art bag workshop, photography workshops, as well as a soap bubble-art station. All proceeds go to soap and hygiene education for the low-income communities in Hong Kong.

When: July 19 – 31, (9am – 7pm)
Where: The Hive Spring, 3/F Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen
How much: Free
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American Rhyme Invasion

Turn up the speakers this Friday night as hip-hop extravaganza, American Rhyme Invasion, brings authentic underground hip-hop music to Hong Kong. Featuring American MCs iLLspokinn, Feeray, and Pope Adrian Bless, audiences can expect a night of fresh performances, freestyles, and plenty of surprises. Tickets are going fast so grab yours now to avoid disappointment. 

When: July 20, (9pm – 2am)
Where: Mazu, 1/F, Cosmos Building, 8 – 11 Lan kwai Fong, Central
How much: $220
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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 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 are 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
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Hong Kong Book Fair

If you’re on the lookout for some exciting new reads, then be sure to make your way to the 29th Hong Kong Book Fair before July 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: Until July 24
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
How much: $25 (adults), $10 (children)
Click here for more information

N o l o Cocktail Pop-up Bar

Introducing the world’s first alcohol-free and low alcohol content cocktail pop-up bar, N o l o by Seedlip is an innovative and inclusive new concept offering an alternative way to a great night out with the squad. With an emphasis on flavours and ingredients, guests can choose from six Seedlip cocktails on the exclusive menu at The Old Man. Plus, low alcohol content cocktails means we can drink more, right? Cheers to that.

When: July 24 & 25, (5pm – 1am)
Where: The Old Man, LG/F, 37 Aberdeen Street, Soho, Central
How much: Free entry
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Meet Mozaic: Speed Dating Event

Join eSocial club Meet Mozaic on July 24 and 25 for a fun evening of drinks, nibbles, and whole lot of mingling. Designed to focus on the more mature crowd of singles in Hong Kong, Meet Mozaic has put together two speed dating evenings at Cafe Siam for singles between 30 and 45 year olds, as well as those aged 40 and up. Participants will have the chance to meet 12 new potential matches in one evening. Even if you don’t find your perfect soulmate, it’s still a great way to make some new friends. Keep an eye on Meet Mozaic’s Facebook page for more updates and details on the event.

When: July 24 & 25, (7pm – 9pm)
Where: Café Siam (Private Room), 2/F, 21 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
How much: $550
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Hong Kong Stories: Wild Things

Hong Kong Stories is back, and the theme for this month is “Wild Things”. With true stories told before a live audience, the evening will feature funny anecdotes and heart-warming stories about everything from wild nights out, to living your wildest dreams. So get your tickets now – it’s about to get wild!

When: July 25, (8pm – 10pm)
Where: Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central
How much: $120
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Drink for Justice

Hong Kong’s favourite monthly free-flow event, Drink for Justice, returns this July 26 at Hong Kong’s newest Italian venue, CAPO Centrale. There will be delicious canapés, fine tunes, a hilarious open-mic variety show, and of course, free-flow wine and craft beer throughout the night. All this amazing fun and for a good cause? Count us in!

When: July 26, (6.30pm – 9pm)
Where: Capo Centrale, 1/F, 51 Elgin Street, Soho, Central
How much: $250
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The Hidden Planet Mystery Tour

Head down to The Pulse this summer and brace yourself for an all-immersive sensory experience that is guaranteed to blow your mind. Featuring interactive light rooms, colourful audio-visual effects, LED Transition Tunnels, and totally Instagram-worthy attractions, the surreal Hidden Planet Mystery Tour is the best way to beat the heat this summer. Don’t forget to watch out for The Pulse monsters lurking around the corners!

When: Until Sept 30, (11am – 8pm)
Where: B1, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
How much: $40 – $145 (Group packages available)
Click here for more information

Coming Up

Animation, Comics & Games Expo (ACGHK)

Prepare to geek out as the 20th ACGHK returns on July 27 to 31 with comics, video games, toys, collectibles, and everything you can imagine in the world of digital entertainment. Activities during this five-day expo include designers’ art toys exhibition, music performances, autograph sessions from comic artists, and for the first time ever, an eSports Championship where pro-gamers from around the world are invited to battle it out live on stage as they compete for the grand prize pool of $200k! Don’t forget to check out the 2nd annual Kids’ Fun Fair just down the hall too. There will be fun inflatables to play on, a VR Movie Zone, capsule machines, 3D Selfie Zone, workshops, and a whole lot more to keep your little ones happily entertained.

When: July 27 – 31, (10am – 9pm)
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
How much: $35
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
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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. This week, there is a chance for all to win a fabulous Emack & Bolio’s ice cream cake by participating in a quiz at the Central store. As for next 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, 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
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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)
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Hotel Jen X Tommy Fung Exhibition

As the winner of Hotel Jen and the Affordable Art Fair’s ‘Discovery: Photography competition’, Instagram sensation Tommy Fung is 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 and Shanghai. 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 around the world, and the complex and brilliance of our city’s 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 up and book your tickets now.

When: Until August 12
Where: Locations vary
How much: Prices vary
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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
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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
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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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