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Weekend Ahead: June 10-11

Music and dance is taking over this weekend, from dancing in the dark to wild junk parties. For good old-fashioned family fun, check out the beloved classic My Fair Lady, or cool down with some free tasty popsicles at Craftissimo’s debut bloc party in Shueng Wan. Whatever you do, make sure to wear sunscreen – enjoy the heatwave!


Free Yoga for Seniors

Time to stretch! Pure is offering free public classes for seniors at all 8 Pure locations throughout Hong Kong for the whole month of June. This class will be gentler than your standard yoga class, concentrating more on opening the body by using some props for support. You’ll also be calming your mind through meditation and chanting – the perfect way to unwind at the weekend. Yoga is for everyone, so why not give it a go with your community, especially since it’s free!

When: June 6 until 24, (times vary – click on the link below)
Where: Location will vary depending on the date you choose
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Happy Wednesday: Carnivale of Action

Blast off summer with Carnivale of Action at Happy Valley Racecourse! Inspired by Brazil’s Rio Carnival, the carnivale comes to Happy Valley every Wednesday in June, bringing with it an array of fiesta-style performances, multiple new flavours of frozen beers and beer popsicles, and interactive games with awesome prizes. Catch gorgeous Samba dancers showing off their exotic moves, watch Quicksilver surfers twirl around on surfboards at the Surf of Fun zone, and jump in on the beer booth GIF photo fun. It’s all going down at Happy Wednesdays this summer! Click here for more information.

When: June 7, 14, 21 & 28
Where: Happy Valley Racecourse
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Localiiz readers can enjoy FREE admission, $50 of food and drink coupons, and a free beer coupon on the party nights by signing up here

 MARI YOGA X CATCH ME X WINE MOMENTS

In need of double happiness this Thursday? MARI YOGA is offering both yoga and free-flow wine to kick off your weekend. Both are not mandatory, you may choose one or the other (we know what we’d go for!) If you go for both, you’ll start off with a 50-minute session of yoga which combines both Qi Ging and Tai Chi. The evening will end with WINE MOMENTS topping up your glass after a well-deserved session, plus CATCH ME will be offering 10% discount on their new active wear collection.

When: June 8, (yoga 7.15pm – 8.05pm; free-flow 8.15pm – 10pm)
Where: The Hive Studio 8/F, Cheung Hing Building, 12P Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town
How much: Yoga session + free flow wine party $250, Yoga session only $125, and free-flow wine party only $125
Click here for more information

Phantasmagoria

Australian illustrator Chloe Bennett’s Phantasmagoria showcases a collection of pop-art visuals, exploring the glorification of mundane and pedestrian objects. The main exhibition will feature five of Bennet’s aerosol on canvas works, three of which are inspired by Eastern food. The specially commissioned ‘Brain Food’ serves as a play on the Cantonese staple of dim sum, where two bright hued brains and a dish of soy sauce are presented in a bamboo steamer basket. Get it? It’s called Brain Food, and it’s a picture of a brain – as food. Good thing you have us here to explain all this super deep, sub-textual art stuff.

When:  July 8
Where: 1 – 5 Irving Street, Causeway Bay
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Styling Workshop & Colour Analysis at Sozo Hair Design

Ever wondered what colours suit you best and which ones to avoid? Well now’s your chance to find out as Sozo Hair Design invites you to have a styling session with ex-model and colour analysis expert Gaella Skura who will help you find your most flattering shades based on your natural skin and hair tone. She’ll also help you find the coolest makeup and hair shades to bring out your best self.

When: June 8, (7.30 – 9.30pm)
Where: Sozo Hair Design, 3/F Worldwide Commercial Building, 34 Wyndham Street, Central, (+852) 2353 5025
How much: $100 entry
Email hello@sozohairdesign.com to confirm your attendance

Punchline Comedy Presents: Lloyd Langford

He’s the one to watch in the U.K, and now comedian, radio host, and TV star Lloyd Langford is coming to Hong Kong for two nights of hilarious laughs. Catch him at the Tamarind, courtesy of Punchline Comedy Club, and don’t miss out on the pre-show buffer from 7 to 9pm ($150 per person).

When: June 9 and 10, (9pm)
Where: Tamarind, 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
How much: $290 per ticket
Click here to buy tickets

My Fair Lady

Looking for entertainment for the whole family? Why not go and see the much-loved musical classic My Fair Lady and lap up the breathtaking costumes, chucklesome dialogue, and famous numbers. Join Eliza Doolittle on her journey to discover herself and witness her transformation from the Cockney working-class girl to a classy member of high society with the guidance of Professor Henry Higgins. Classic!

When: June 9, 10, 11, (Friday at 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 3pm and 7.30pm)
Where: The Hong Kong Acadent for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road
How much: $395 Full-time student/Senior Citizen/Disabled $295
Click here to buy tickets

Wan Chai Walk

When you think of Wan Chai, you tend to think of bars, restaurants, and other notorious associated pleasures. But this bustling hub has more to offer than just that. Established local historian and writer, Jason Wordie, will conduct a three-hour historical walk where you will learn interesting facts such as, did you know that Wan Chai means “Small Bay” in Cantonese and that for a time it was known as Spring Gardens in English? Want to learn more dinner party facts? Sign up now.

When: June 10, (1.45 pm until 5pm)
Where: Details of exact location will be confirmed once payment and booking is received
How much: $395
Click here to buy tickets

The Harmonics: Sing as One! Live Concert – Aids Concern Presents

The LGBT & Friends choir will be hosting their first live concert, joined by other LGBT friendly choirs, the Barberfellas and the Pink Singers from London, as well as Hong Kong’s Elements Choir. Join them on the ‘dark side’ to spectate an international union of established LGBT choirs who shall ‘Sing as One!’

When: June 10, (7.30pm – 10pm)
Where:
Community Hall, Caritas Social Centre – Kowloon 3/F, 256A Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon
How much: $180
Click here to buy ticket

Daybreaker HK with Evolution 10

Want to dance like it’s your birthday this Saturday? Then grab your tickets for Daybreaker, which will be teaming up with Asia Yoga to bring you a day of yogi-partying action. You’ll start off with a pre-party yoga and movement session before shaking your booties into the afternoon. If you just wish to dance at midday, that’s also possible. There’ll be live performances, some entertaining surprises, and you’ll also get some help getting your party hair and make-up looking on point. Not a bad way to start off your Saturday morning.

When: June 10, (10.30am – 2pm)
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai
How much: Yoga + Dance $330, Dance only $200
Click here to buy tickets

Outlook Festival HK Official Boat Party

In the mood for something a little more wild and edgy whilst soaking up the sun in the middle of the ocean? Outlook Festival is throwing a boat party which will be their highlight party of the year. Be warned though, this is not for the faint-hearted, there will be five DJ’s and one MC blasting DnB, Jungle, and Hip Hop from a 6000w sound system. The party will include a fully stocked bar and catering to keep you full throughout the day.

When: June 10, (10am – 6pm)
Where: Central Ferry Pier No. 10
How much: $700 all inclusive
Click here to buy tickets

XXX: Absurd Trax Final Lap w/Dis Fig & Abyss X 

Head down to XXX on Saturday if you fancy listening to some heavy electronic music. It’s a bit of a mission to get to venue in Prince Edward, but it’s definitely worth it. The location will remind you of a Berlinesque underground club, and the crowd is always quite international with just as many hipster expats as locals. It’s BYOB, never a bad thing with booze being as expensive as it is in Hong Kong.

When: June 10, (11pm – 4am)
Where: XXX, Unit 2A, Kin Luen Factory Building, 89-91 Larch Street
How much: $150 at the door
Click here for more information

Abstraction of the World

A group exhibition borne from a collaboration between Duddell’s and Biennale of Sydney, and curated by Mami Kataoka, Artistic Director of the Biennale’s 21st edition. Abstraction of the World will focus on how cosmic space and natural phenomena have been depicted in abstract art from the Asia Pacific region, presenting works by acclaimed and respected artists from the region including Mit Jai Inn (Thailand), George Tjungurrayi (Australia), and Haegue Yang (South Korea / Germany).

When: Until July 10
Where: Duddell’s, 3/F, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Le French May – Régis Gonzalez: Close to Black

Presenting the latest of the famed French artist’s drawings, Close to Black will feature both portraits and landscapes. In his portrait work, Gonzalez delves beyond the functional aspects inherent in a person’s face, looking to tap into the madness and fear present within. His landscapes encompass much of the same, despite dealing in a wildly subject matter, the marrying theme being that the artists looks to observe beyond the natural forms.

When: June 10, (1pm – 7pm)
Where: Charbon Art Space, Sing Teck Factory Building, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Road
How much: Free
Click here for more information

First Light Dancing in the Dark

If you want to try something totally new (which has become all the rage now) then try dancing in the dark at this fun concept where you truly get to dance like nobody is watching. A perfect opportunity to let your hair down with your friends or by yourself, and don’t worry about bumping into others – it’s just light enough to see dancing silhouettes. You will be stone sober (scared yet?) as no alcohol is served, so don’t forget to bring plenty of water with you.

When: June 11, (1pm – 3pm)
Where: The Annex, Nan Fung Place, 2F-6, 173 des Voeux Road, Central
How much: $250
Click here to buy your tickets

Italian Market

Fancy tucking into some Italian goodies? Head over to the Italian Market in Cyperport this weekend. This will be their 5th edition, and perhaps their biggest market yet with over 30 vendors. There will be plenty to choose from: Italian gelato, focaccia, pasta, pizza, olive oil, and a wide choice of wines and beers. It’s not just food that they’ll be offering either, with a selection of handmade jewellery and fashion items for sale too. With a well-catered kids area keeping little ones busy, this is an event the whole family can enjoy.

When: July 10 – July 11, (12pm – 8pm)
Where: Cyberport – The Arcade, Ocean View Court & Sea View Terrace, 100 Cyberport Road, Pok Fu Lam
How much: Free for ICC members $50 for non members
Click here to buy tickets


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Block Party NICE POPS x Heroes Beer Co x Craftissimo

Fancy cooling off with some tasty popsicles and craft beer whilst simultaneously saving some money? The debut Craftissimo Block party is giving away icy goodness and local brews (whilst stocks lasts) this Sunday afternoon, plus a cheeky crossover craft beer popsicle for the adults. Fun for the whole family in Shueng Wan.

When: June 11, (3pm – 8pm)
Where: Craftissimo, 22-24 Tai Ping Shan Street, Shueng Wan
How much: Free
Click here for more information

The Faust Festival 2017

The annual celebration of live theatre returns in its 18th year. The Faust Festival is an opportunity for the young and talented members of the esteemed theatre group to perform onstage and share their passion with audiences. Whether you’re looking for a classic children’s story faithfully told, or innovative new shows for young adults and family groups alike, this year’s Faust Festival has something for everyone with a staggering 28 shows playing over the festivals roughly three-week run.

When: June 11
Where: McAulay Studio Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Habour Road, Wan Chai; Y Studio, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan
How much: $125
Click here to buy tickets

The Coming Week …

WednesGAY

JINJUU is introducing a fabulous Wednesday evening for the LGBT crowd of Hong Kong. If you RSVP you can treat yourself to free-flow Absolut Vodka from 10.30pm to 11.30pm (served by steamy, shirtless, hot bartenders) whilst dancing away to a set of disco, pop, and techno beats played by rotating DJs. A lovely and slightly naughty midweek treat!

When: June 14, (10pm – 12pm)
Where: JINJUU, UG, California Tower, 32 D’Alguilar Street, LKF
Where: Free
Click here for more information
 

Yoga for Dog Lovers

Pure will be hosting a special outdoor free yoga event to raise awareness of abused and homeless dogs in support of Hong Kong Dog Rescue. You may donate as much as you wish ($100 is the suggested minimum amount), so why not bring your canine pal to this dog-friendly park for some downward-facing dog action. Stretch out and get in shape for a good cause, and remember to bring your own mat, towel, and plenty of water for the both of you.

When: June 17, (10.30am – 11.30am)
Where: West Kowloon District, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: Free
Click here for more information

West Side Story

Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story follows the love story between Tony and Maria set amidst a vicious rivalry of teenage gangs in 1950s New York. Performing classic numbers like Tonight, Somewhere, America, and I Feel Pretty, the acclaimed musical promises high energy dance routines and stunning performances. It’s only here for just under a month so make you get in there as tickets will no doubt go like hotcakes.

When: Until June 18
Where: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
How much: $330 – $3,482
Click here to buy tickets

WINE MOMENTS Junk Party

Wine Moments is throwing its second junk, offering star treatment with a jacuzzi, free-flow wine, freshly mixed cocktails, and beer on board a luxury cruiser. You’ll be able to dance the day away to live DJs while snacking on quality barbecue food and plenty of snacks. The boat has a capacity of 55, so get your tickets early because space will be limited.

When: June 24, (10am – 6pm)
Where: Central Ferry Pier No. 10
How much: $900
SOLD OUT

Le French May – Inventing Le Louvre: From Palace to Museum Over 800 Years

Showcasing the universality and vitality that has been the staple of the Musée du Louvre since its beginnings, From Palace to Museum is a wonderful collection that illustrates the diversity and richness of the museum’s exhibitions. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with the history of Le Louvre – from the origins of the very idea of a museum, born of the royal collections of François I and Louis XIV, to modern times, marked by renovations and profound changes (both architectural and functional). Along the way, the exhibition explores the contributions of Napoleon I and the visionary ideas of the “Republics” and intellectual movements that followed.

When: Until July 24, (Monday, Wednesday to Friday – 10am to 6pm; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays – 10am to 7pm; Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays)
Where: Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin
How much: Adults: $20; Group of 20 person or more – $14; Full-time students, people with disabilities and one accompanying minder and senior aged 60 or above – $10
Click here for more information

Hong Kong Upside Down

An exploration of Hong Kong’s mesmerising cityscapes from the perspectives of two talented creatives. French photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze points his camera upwards and expresses Hong Kong’s vertical élan in a series called ‘Vertical Horizon’ while Tugo Cheng investigates Hong Kong from a bird’s eye view as revealed in ‘City Patterns’.

When: Until June 24
Where: Blue Lotus Gallery, 1606  Chai Wan Industrial City, 160 Wing Tai Road, Chai Wan
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Thriller Live

Watched by 4 million people, performed in over 30 different countries close to 5,500 times. The numbers speak for themselves, this show is something special. Direct from London’s West End, where it’s now in its record-breaking ninth year, Thriller Live is a 90-minute, high-energy explosion of pop, rock, soul, and disco that takes the audience on a magical audio-visual journey through Michael Jackson’s astonishing 45-year musical legacy. As well as experiencing his legendary live performance and innovative dance routines, fans can expect to hear their favourite Jackson songs perfectly rendered by the exceptionally talented cast.

When: Until September 3, (show times can be found here)
Where: The Parisian Theatre, Lote 3, Strip, SAR, P.R. China, Estr. do Istmo, Macau
How much: $180 – $480 (ferry and hotel packages available)
Click here to buy tickets

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