27 May, 2015

For Your Diary: What’s On In Hong Kong For June

27 May, 2015
Apart from rainstorm warnings and thunderstorms galore, Hong Kong’s got plenty going on this June to keep you busy. We’ve rounded up the hottest events for this month, from cool gigs and concerts to theatre performances that’ll have you scrambling for tickets. Check out what’s going on around town and mark the dates down in your diary. Enjoy!

TedxWanchaiTedxWanChai
There are many inspiring women in Hong Kong and beyond, and TedxWanChai Women has rounded a few of them up for their latest talk. The theme is “Momentum” and you’ll hear from Anson Chan, Meaghan McGurghan, Lori Granito, Su-Mei Thompson and more.

SASSY SPECIAL GIVEAWAY
Tickets are all sold out, but go ahead and enter our giveaway to win tickets! Two lucky Sassy readers will win a pair of coveted tickets to the event. Click here or on the button below and fill out your deets for a chance to win.

When: Sunday, 31 May, 11am-6pm
Where: Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: General admission tickets are $500 but they’re all sold out! You can pop yourself on the waiting list, or try your luck by entering our giveaway.

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Legally BlondeLegally Blonde the Musical
We fell in love with Reese Witherspoon in the movie, and can’t wait to see the stage showing of girlie fave Legally Blonde from Face Productions. Watch as Elle Woods proves how hard work pays off. With catchy songs and sharp dialogue, this is definitely one theatre performance not to miss!

SASSY SPECIAL GIVEAWAY
Win tickets to catch the performance of this hot musical on Saturday, 6 June at 3.30pm. Two lucky Sassy readers will win a pair of tickets each. Enter your details here or by clicking on the button below… good luck!

When: Thursday 4 June – Sunday, 7 June
Where: Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $395 and are available from Urbtix.

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for your diary june lucie chang fine arts“Awakening” exhibition
Tucked away in the super cool neighbourhood of Tai Ping Shan is the Lucie Chang Fine Arts gallery. This calm and cosy space is perfect for perusing the interesting exhibitions – don’t miss the latest one, “Awakening”. This is the first solo exhibition of artist Ai Hai, and his dreamy art works bridge the gap between classic and contemporary Chinese art. Definitely worth checking out!

When: From now – 30 June
Where: Lucie Chang Fine Arts, G/F, 50A, Tung Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free to attend.

for your diary june island 6“Guts” exhibition
Have you ever experienced a ‘gut-feeling’? When you feel something strongly and use your intuition? Then you’ll definitely be able to relate to this out-of-the-box exhibition, at the quirky island 6 gallery in Sheung Wan! “Guts” by the Liu Dao artist collective is part of Asia Art Week in Hong Kong, and will feature the group’s signature creative style that fuses contemporary techniques with the traditional. Don’t miss it…

When: Tuesday, 2 June
Where: island6, 1 New Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free to attend.

Our Last NightOur Last Night
Our Last Night, a post-core band from the USA, are bringing their distinct sound to Hong Kong. Catch their live performances in support of their most recent release, Age of Ignorance. Check them out if you love a good rock gig!

When: Tuesday, 2 June, 8pm
Where: Hidden Agenda, 2A, Wing Fu Industrial Building, 15-17 Tai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $220 and available from www.ticketflap.com.

MikaMika
Everyone’s gonna love today… and super fans of Mika will love to know he’s performing in the 852 this month! His music has been compared to Freddie Mercury (!), Scissor Sisters and even Elton John, so you know he’ll put on a great show when he comes into town.

When: Wednesday, 3 June, 8pm
Where: The Vine Centre, 29 Burrows Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $590 and available from www.ticketflap.com.

Wedding Expo79th Summer Wedding Service & Banquet Expo & Beauty Fiesta
Just got engaged? Then the 79th Summer Wedding Service & Banquet Expo & Beauty Fiesta is one you’ll definitely want to check out as you get organised and prepped for the big day. You’ll get to check out dresses, hear from venue vendors, bakeries and more. It’s your one-stop shop for all your bridal needs! Don’t forget to bookmark our wedding section on Sassy Hong Kong, too, for more ideas.

When: Friday, 5 June – Sunday, 7 June
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $20 entry fee

Fiesta LatinaFiesta Latina
Join The Hong Kong Women’s Choir for an exciting evening of Latin rhythm song and dance in support of Sailability Hong Kong. The two sister groups NOVA and The Grace Notes, backed by a full Latin band, will get you out of your seats dancing to classic tunes. Enjoy!

When: Saturday, 6 June, 7.45pm
Where: Y-Studio, 2/F, 238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $250 and are available through Urbtix.

Italian MarketItalian Market 2015
Ciao bellas! Head the annual Italian Market for a host of European fun – from food and wine to shopping and more. Don’t forget to snap pictures and pop them up on Instagram with the hashtag #madeinitalyfestival for a chance to win a special gift. We’re looking forward to all those cold cuts and an ice cold Peroni!

When: Saturday, 6 June & Sunday, 7 June
Where: The Arcade, Ocean View Court & Sea View Terrace, 100 Cyberport Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
How much: $50 for both days

Hollywood rd MarketHollywood Rd. Market
The creators behind Dine & Design are back with their latest market on Hollywood Rd., featuring some of our favourite brands. Swing by for nibbles and drinks as you peruse the stalls for some summer shopping. See you there!

When: Saturday, 6 June & Sunday, 7 June, 11am-6pm
Where: LIGHTSTAGE Art & Events Space, G/F, 218 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

Sunuaskan African Arts FestivalSunuaskan African Arts Festival
Check out Sunuaskan, an African Arts festival in collaboration with Le French May. Explore the diverse heritage of the African continent with a group of 20 artists over the weekend. Get involved in a drum and dance workshop or party the night away. If you’re looking for something more relaxing, chill out at the Afro Market and catch a movie.

When: Saturday, 6 June & Sunday, 7 June
Where: XXX Gallery, B/F, 353-363 Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets for the whole weekend are $550 and available from www.ticketflap.com.

noughts and exesNoughts & Exes Goodnight & Goodbye
A staple on the Hong Kong music scene in recent years, Noughts & Exes are bowing out and saying goodbye to their fans with one last gig. Boohoo… we’ll miss them! Rock out with them for the last time this month.

When: Saturday, 6 June, 8pm
Where: The Vine Centre, 29 Burrows Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $180 in advance from www.ticketflap.com or $220 on the door.

Southside MarketSouthside Market Long Lunch
Head to The Butcher’s Club for the last Southside Market Long Lunch before summer hits. Think dry-aged steak sandwiches, sausages, bevvies and more at the resto’s rooftop in Aberdeen. See you there!

When: Sunday, 7 June, 12 noon – 5pm
Where: The Butcher’s Club, 17/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $550 for adults, $250 for kids, available from www.ticketflap.com.

CesarCesar Millan – Love Your Dogs Tour
The dog whisperer is back! After his visit to HK last year, the bona fide dog behaviour expert Cesar Millan is hitting up Macau for the Love Your Dogs Tour 2015. His show is entertaining and educational and perfect for pet owners and pet lovers alike.

When: Saturday, 6 June, 7.30pm
Where: CotaiArena, The Ventian Macao, Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Macao
How much: Tickets start from $280 and are available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 31 288 288.

Summer BazaarSummer Bazaar
ShoppingHongKong’s bazaar is back for the new season! Head over to the Fringe Club for the Summer Bazaar and snap up some quality pieces from some unique local businesses. Pick up something cute to wear on that summer holiday or a gorgeous gift for a friend. Happy shopping!

When: Monday, 8 June
Where: Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

Road to UltraRoad to Ultra Macau
Get your dance music on at Road to Ultra Macau, the music festival that trumps all others. With an artist line up including heavyweights Porter Robinson, Nicky Romero, 2manydjs and DVBBS, this massive night out is one you don’t want to miss!

When: Saturday, 13 June, 8pm – 6am
Where: CUBIC, City of Dreams,
How much: Pre-sale tickets are $780 and available here.

Beauty & the BeastDisney’s Beauty and the Beast
This Broadway hit based off the animated Disney movie is a tale as old as time… and now it’s coming to our sister S.A.R.! Hop on the ferry and head over to Macau catch the stunning live musical of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Sing it with us, be our guest, be our guest…

When: Saturday, 13 June – Sunday, 26 July
Where: Venetian Theatre, The Venetian Macao, Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Macau
How much: Tickets start from $280 and are available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 31 288 288.

David GuettaDavid Guetta Listen Tour 2015
Sassy Girls work hard and play hard, so it’s only fitting that we head over to AsiaWorld Expo to let loose with David Guetta. The DJ returns to perform in Hong Kong after his sold-out tour last year. Put your dancing shoes on, girls, this will be one big night out!

When: Sunday, 14 June, 8pm
Where: AsiaWorld-Expo, Asia World Summit, Lantau, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $580 and are available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 31 288 288.

Bespoke EncountersBespoke Encounters – The Date Game and A Night of Love & Friendship
Tinder is so last year, so put the phone down and check out Bespoke Encounters‘ two speed dating events. Enjoy dinner and friendly competition as you meet some interesting people face-to-face. A Night of Love & Friendship is a match making event for the LGBT crowd. Enjoy!

When: A Night of Love & Friendship is on Sunday, 14 June, 6-8pm; The Date Game is on Sunday, 21 June, 6-8pm
Where: Book your ticket and you’ll be sent details of the location by email.
How much: Early bird tickets are $300 and available until Sunday, 31 May; regular tickets are available after that for $350. Includes free-flow drinks and tapas. Tickets are available here.

UN Film FestUNHCR Hong Kong 8th Refugee Film Festival
UNHCR is hosting the 8th Refugee Film Festival in Hong Kong this month, featuring documentaries about young people and old people, from Bhutan to Bosnia to South Sudan, all searching for new lives. Movies showing include The Good Lie, The Longest Kiss and The Refugees of Shangri-La. More details here.

When: Friday, 19 June – Thursday, 25 June
Where: Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are available here.

 

 

 

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