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Weekend Ahead: June 16-18

With typhoon Merbok gladly behind us, and hopefully no more amber or red rain on the way, we can look forward to a jam-packed weekend of live jazz, rooftop parties, doggie yoga, and of course, celebrating our fab dads this Father’s Day.

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Sylvain Luc/Jean Michel Pilc Duo

This Wednesday, Sylvain Luc and Jean-Michel Pilc will be performing at the Shousen Theatre. Whether you’re new to the jazz scene or a devotee, do not miss this mesmerising duo. Sylvain has been playing guitar since the age of four and was awarded Victoire de la Musique for Best Jazz group in 2003, whilst Jean-Michel Pilc is a self-taught pianist and composer who’s been touring all over the world. This magical duo live and breath jazz.

When: June 14, (8.15pm – 10pm)
Where: Shousen Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai
How much: $280, $380, or $480 (dependent on seating)
Click here to buy tickets


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
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 Hong Kong authors discuss the 20th anniversary of the handover

It has already been 20 years since the Hong Kong’s handover to China and this Thursday you can go and meet seven Hong Kong authors at Bookazine to celebrate, debate and discuss the two decades that have passed over a complimentary glass of wine.

When: June 17, (6pm – 7.30)
Where:  Bookazine, shop 326-328, 3/F Landmark Prince’s Building, Central.
How much: Free
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A Grand Night for Singing

Looking for some family friendly fun or a romantic date night? Then head over to Fringe Club where a Grand Night for Singing will be showcasing some classics from movies such as The King and I, Cinderella, and The Sound of Music. The show will take you on a journey through the various stages of love, beginning with romance, before exploring young infatuation, and moving into the courtship phase, ending with the mystery of how to deal with the challenges of love. You’ll definitely be leaving the show humming your all-time favourites.

When: June 15, 16, 17, (7.30pm – 9.30pm, Saturday an additional show from 3pm – 5pm)
Where: Hong Kong Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central
How much: $280

Click here to buy tickets

A Summer of Beers – Kick Off Event

Kick off the weekend early with some awesome barbecue and some tasty summery beers. This Thursday sees the A Summer of Beers series take over the Roundhouse on Peel Street, bringing summer winners from Black Kite Brewery and Kowloon Bay Brewery, plus two new flavours. So get the guys together to wash down some delicious barbecue with a refreshing pint or two (or three!)

When: June 15, (6.30pm – 12am)
Where: The Roundhouse, 62 Peel Street, Central
How much: Free
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Toss the Boss @ Winston’s Coffee

Fancy a gamble – like getting things for free? Who doesn’t! Toss the Boss returns to Winston’s Coffee this Thursday and every Thursday after between 5pm and 10pm, inviting you to order a round of drinks, before choosing HEADS or TAILS on a single toss, and (with any luck) guessing the outcome correctly to enjoy the entire round on the house. Go on, give it a gamble!

When: June 15, (5pm-8pm)
Where: Winston’s Coffee, 213 Queens Road West
How much: Free
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Riesling Fever Tasting

For some sophisticated adult fun, join the La Cabane Team on Friday to sample Riesling from France, Australia, and New Zealand in a classy (yet fun) setting. Their well-informed staff will educate you on the tasting notes so you can be a smart-arse at dinner parties. Don’t miss out on that chance, reserve your spot early – last week they were full by Thursday! The session will include cheese and charcuterie – lovely!

When: June 16, (7pm – 9pm)
Where: La Cabane a Vin, Cellar: B/F, 97 Hollywood Road
How much: $190
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Com Truise LIVE @ The Mandarin

The weekend is starting off with a banger! Straight from New York City, Com Truise is known for his experimental “slow motion funk, big drums, and robotic grooves”. It’s been six years since he released a fresh new album, but it’s finally arrived and now the man himself will be performing live at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental. You’ll be able to witness songs from his new album a day prior to its actual release – quite the VIP treatment.

When: June 16, (9pm – 2am)
Where: The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central
How much: $275 (early bird), $325 (regular)
Click here to buy tickets

TakeOut Comedy Club

This Sunday is Fathers Day, so why not do something different with your papa and treat him to a night of comedy with some good old-fashioned laughs. TakeOut is offering $50 tickets for the first 50 dads to book a seat at the comedy show on Saturday night, featuring host Ben Quinlan – a hilarious man who finished third place in the 9th international Hong Kong Comedy Competition where he competed with over 50 comedians across the globe – as well as Pete Grella.

When: June 17, (starts at 9pm)
Where: TakeOutComedy Club, 34 Elgin Street, Central
How much: $250 per person ($50 for first 50 dads)
Click here for more information

Yoga for Dog Lovers

UPDATE: This event has been postponed to July 8, due to poor weather conditions

Pure will be hosting a special free outdoor 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

Story Time with the Queens

Looking to add a bit of sparkle to storytime with the kids? Treat them to this unique family event, Story Time with the Queens (STWTQ), where drag queens will read stories to your little ones. The concept has already taken the U.S. by storm, starting in the gay capital San Francisco. Now it’s making its way overseas, popping up in cities in the UK, Canada, and now Hong Kong. Teach your children about tolerance and acceptance in a fun and quirky way, as you enjoy spectacular musical performances to your all-time favourite Disney hits.

When: June 17, (1pm – 4pm)
Where: House of Siren Production HK, 68 Robinson road mid-levels
How much: Prices range from $100 to $300
Click here to buy tickets

Rewind Vol 12

Rewind is back with volume 12, its headliner will be badass female DJ Mendy Indigo, who’s been one of Bangkok’s leading underground DJs for some time now. Get your tickets early, because the early bird is already sold out. Enjoy being surrounded by beautiful people dancing the night away in the cool and spacious basement tucked away in a little alley of Wyndham Street.

When: June 17, (9pm – 5am)
Zafran Bar & Lounge, Basement, 43-55 Wyndham st , CENTRAL, HK
How much: $150 (advance); $200 (at the door)
Click here to buy tickets

Yau Ma Titties vs Spring Rollers

If you want to see something different this weekend, then why not check out some cool chicks on skates jamming into one other on the dark side? This Saturday, Hong Kong Roller Derby is hosting Yau Ma Titties vs Spring Rollers event – a contact sport played by two teams which is pretty rough around the edges and definitely an interesting one to watch.

When: June 17, (8.30pm – 10.30pm)
Where: YMCA King’s Park Centenary Centre, 22 Gascoigne Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
How much: $50
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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 sure you get in there as tickets will no doubt sell 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

Early Celebration: International Day of Yoga 2017

This Sunday is International Day of Yoga, and the Asia Society Hong Kong and the Consulate General of India in Hong Kong have set up a one-day event to celebrate it. Anyone is able to join, including people from all ages and all levels, and special classes have been created for teenagers, families, and office-goers who experience daily stress. Additionally, there will be workshops on mediation and talks on holistic practices, plus a food market, stocked up with all sorts of healthy goodies that you can enjoy after your yoga session. The online registration closes on June 17 at 6pm, however walk-ins are welcome depending on the space.

When: June 18, (slots vary)
Where: Locations also varies, click on link below for exact locations
How much: $20 per class (online registration vary)
Click here to register and for more information

The Gig Week

Something quite extraordinary is hitting Hong Kong this Sunday. 26 local bands will perform at seven different venues over seven whole days. It doesn’t matter what you’re into – metal, hip-hop, electro, or dance – Gig Week has it all! Each night (except for Monday), there will be four bands playing, and you can purchase a ticket for the night you prefer or be die-hard and get your pass for the week. Keep an eye on the bands’ social media pages, as you might spot a promo code for their night which gets you a discount ticket.

When: June 18 until June 24, (7.30pm – 11pm)
Where: 1563 at the East, 6/F Hopewell Centre, Wanchai
How much: $880 (week pass), $180 (general admission), $120 (student)
Click here to buy your tickets

Chanel: Coco Café pop-up

Ladies, write this down in your calendar! The latest pop-up store, Coco Café, has landed in Hong Kong, bringing lattes, lip gloss, and a whole lot of Instragramming ops our way. Lasting until Sunday June 25, the café is a haven of pink and black girliness, making it pretty hard to miss in bustling Causeway Bay. If you register your attendance through their website, you’ll receive a complimentary drink and priority entry. Whilst inside you can relax with a coffee and have a re-polish of your manicure whilst spraying one of the Coco Chanel’s fragrances, or pose with your bff for a photo in the photo-booth. Fabulous darling!

When: Until June 25
Where: Coco Café, 38 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Summer Pop

Summer Pop is a wonderful lifestyle pop-up with the concept of shopping in a more meaningful way. It’s organised by the co-founder of A Boy Named Sue Tania Shchelkanovtseva (try to say that 3x or even once), who after witnessing the levels of pollution and lack of recycling, searched for a solution of offering sustainable fashion choices. This Summer Pop wishes to bring together global and local Hong Kong designers so you can choose from conscious home wear to sustainably sourced international fashion.

When: Until June 26, (2pm – 8pm)
Where: Summer Pop, 50 Wellington Street HKT, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information

The Solo Exhibition of Nobuyoshi Araki

Nobuyoshi Araki is Japan’s most praised photographer, and until June 30 he will be presenting over 70 black and white photos, including 50 works from the acclaimed ‘Last by Leica’ over the Influence Gallery. Araki became famous for ‘Un Voyage Sentimental’ (1971) where he captured extremely intimate scenes of his wife during his honeymoon. This show curated by Hisako Motoo will bear the mark of Araki’s trademark eroticism accompanied by the gloom of everyday life experiences.

When: Until June 30, (Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm)
Where: Over the Influence Gallery,Kam Ho Mansion, F,, 159-163 Hollywood Rd, Tai Ping Shan
How much: Free
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PI’A Pop-up

Pop-ups are everywhere this month, but this is one you don’t want to miss. PI’A was created by Hong Kong born designer Priscilla I’Anson who wishes to empower women by allowing them to give their own unique twist to their clothes so that each piece truly resembles their style. Each piece is also designed to be worn in countless ways – a dream come true for every woman out there. Head down to Pacific place for their exclusive 2017 summer collection, available until end of July.

When: Until July 31
Where: Level 2, Area G, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Exploring Ancient Egypt

For some family friendly education this weekend, take the kids to the Hong Kong Science Museum that will be staging the ‘Eternal Life – Exploring Ancient Egypt’ exhibition. The show will introduce six Egyptian mummies between 3,000 and 1,800 years old. It will have the latest scanning technology so you and your children will be revealed to the age and gender of the mummies. To enhance your experience even more and truly understand the meaning of afterlife in ancient Egyptian society, you can use a series of interactive exhibits using the latest technology, such as 3D projection mapping and virtual reality.

The exhibition is also throwing in a promotion that lasts until August 27, where if you spend $400 or more on lunch at any restaurant in the Tsim Sha Tsui Centre or Empire Centre (during weekends or public holidays) you can redeem two admission tickets. Spend $800 or more and you can redeem four tickets. Ticket and museum pass holders can also enjoy 10 percent of the bill at Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant, 15 percent off at Namo Avant Thai Restaurant (only valid by credit card settlement and between 12pm – 2.30pm), or enjoy a welcome drink at Spasso Italian Bar & Restaurant (valid for dinner only).

When: Until October 18
Where: Hong Kong Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East
How much: $30
Click here for more information

The Coming Week …

World Refugee Day Shared Pasts Exhibition

The Good Lab is hosting a free exhibition to commemorate World Refugee Day on Tuesday. Shared Pasts is a story telling project created by Justice Centre Hong Kong and photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani. The exhibition will inquire into the stories of individuals currently seeking protection in Hong Kong as well as stories from descendants of refugees. It’s a free event, however a suggested donation of a $100 is welcomed to support the work.

When: June 20, (7pm – 9pm)
Where: The Good Lab, L1, The sparkle, 500 Tung Chau Street, Kowloon
How much: Free
Click here for information

International Yoga Day 2017

Celebrate International Yoga Day with a relaxing session in Discovery Bay. Perfectly designed for advanced practitioners and beginners alike, the classes start at 10am and finish at noon (apart from the normal yoga class), with meditation, partner yoga and a demonstration also on offer. It’s free to attend, but don’t forget to register.

When: June 21, (10am – 12pm)
Where: Discovery Bay, New Territories
How much: Free
Click here to register

Glutton for Punishment

Hong Kong Stories is bringing another hilarious collection of stories told in front of a live audience. Glutton for Punishment will take you on a journey ranging from some rather embarrassing stories to life changing tragedies. But don’t fret, as it’s always done in a side-splitting way.

When: June 21, (8pm – 10pm)
Where: Hong Kong Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central
How much: $120
Click here to buy tickets

COVE x VOLAR – Private Villa Party

Cove is back after one year with its Private Villa Party in collaboration with Volar. Whether you just want to enjoy the private villa party with an inclusive glass of champagne, or go all out and have all day access with a brunch buffet hosted by LE MARCHÉ with Michelin Starred Phillipe Orrico, the choice is yours. Spoil yourself with this exclusive venue and enjoy Hong Kong’s skyline until midnight. If you wish to party a little more, you’ll get free entrance at Volar until 2am.

When: June 24, (12 pm – 12 am private villa brunch, private villa party)
Where: Bowen Road, 12B Central
How much: $550 (private villa brunch 1 person all day access), $980 (private villa brunch 2 persons all day access), $1,450 (private villa brunch 3 persons, all day access), $400 (private villa party, 4pm – 12am), $300 (early entrance private villa party, 4pm -6pm)
Click here to buy tickets

WINE MOMENTS Junk Boat 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, (9.30am – 6pm)
Where: Central Ferry Pier No. 10
How much: $900

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
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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
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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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