Don’t waste another weekend watching the latest hit TV show… there’s plenty going on around town to get you up and out the door! Dance the night away at the DJ Revolution Festival or shake it off at the LKF Carnival. Looking for a more chilled out happy hour? Head over to Flex for a yoga happy hour or hit up the Southside for a day of art gallery hopping. It’s all here in this week’s Weekender…
Lan Kwai Fong Carnival
Ladies, our little slice of nightlife paradise in the heart of Central is getting a makeover this October. The annual Lan Kwai Fong Carnival is hitting the streets once again and it’s time to get ready to boogie down with a parade of Brazilian dancers as well as indulge in some amazing street food. And of course there will be no shortage of the time-old Lan Kwai staple – alcohol, but in Carnival Bikini Beeryard. If you want to give the boozing a break, head over to one of their booths (there are over 80 of them this year, insane!) to play a few games or check out their brand new Spanish street. You’ll be livin’ la vida loca, ladies, but please do remember to drink responsibly!
When: 11-12 October, 1pm-12am
Where: Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
Enter Swedish house
Boom, boom, boom… that’s the sound that’ll be emanating from AsiaWorld-Expo the night before the public holidays! DJ Revolution Festival, HK’s first electronic dance music festival, hits HK and with it comes Swedish House Mafia’s Alesso. Put those dancing shoes on, ladies, and get ready to two-step the night away!
We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to the DJ Revolution Festival worth $880 each. It’s the perfect night out for you and a friend as you dance up a storm on the floor! Click here or on the button below to enter.
When: 30 September, 6pm
Where: AsiaWorld-Expo Arena, Lantau, Hong Kong
How much: Regular tickets are $880, premium tickets are $1,080. They’re available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 3128 8288. Or you could try your luck by entering our giveaway here!
Yoga and club music don’t usually go together. But one of our fave yoga instructors, Claudia Whitney, is hosting yoga at happy hour! Head over to Flex to bop along to some jams by DJ Jason while doing those sun salutations. This after-work special is a fun twist on happy hour! Book your spot here as spaces are limited.
When: 26 September, 6.30-8pm
Where: Flex Studio, 3/F Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Sign up here.
If you want to know what’s hip and happening in the art scene, then check out South Island Art Day. Galleries across Wong Chuk Hang, Tin Wan and Ap Lei Chau will be opening their doors for one day for you to get a glimpse of what’s going on. This is a great chance to spend some time Southside, with workshops, talks from some of the artists themselves, exhibitions and of course, an after-party! We love us a good party!
When: 27 September, 12-8pm. The after party is from 8pm till late at Ovolo Hotel.
Where: All over the southern part of HK Island
How much: Free. There’ll be a shuttle bus every 30 minutes from Chater House in Central heading to Wong Chuk Hang, Tin Wan and Ap Lei Chau. Click here for the schedule.
It’s back! The second episode of the George Lukas Reggae Movement returns, this time to Chewbacca’s Secret Beach. That’s code for Shek O! Expect sunshine, reggae and a laid-back atmosphere. Oh, there’ll be sangria (of course!) and possibly an appearance by Darth Vader himself… welcome back the Return of the Reggae!
When: 28 September, 2-9pm
Where: Shek O Beach
How much: Advance tickets are $250, available here. They’re $280 at the door.
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