What’s On This Weekend…
Kung Hei Fat Choi! Welcome in the Year of the Monkey and celebrate the start of a long weekend by joining in on some of these fab events. There’s plenty to do over the CNY holidays, with tons of parties, shows and festivities to keep you entertained. Let loose at Rewind’s anniversary party, tuck into unlimited beer and meatballs at Posto or tickle your funny bone and catch the Edinburgh Festival All Stars at Udderbelly. Check out all the events on the new Pop Up Finds app, where you’ll also be able to see loads of other events in your area! You definitely won’t be stuck for things to do over CNY…
Celebrate the start of the CNY holidays with good food and good vibes at Posto Pubblico! They’ll be serving up delicious veal meatballs along with unlimited pints of Peroni… all for just $98. If you’re a fan of East Coast hip-hop you’ll also get to enjoy tunes from rapper Biggie Smalls, spun by a live DJ. This is the perfect chilled night to kick off the New Year – Biggie Smalls & Meatballs, what more could you want?!
When: Saturday, 6 February, 11pm – 1am
Where: Posto Pubblico, G/F, 28 Elgin Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $98 for all-you-can-drink Peroni and veal meatballs.
We’re huge fans of the awesome parties from Rewind, so we can’t wait to celebrate their one-year anniversary tonight! Head to The Annex, a cool new event space in Central, for a night of incredible house and techno music from one of the most sought after DJs, &ME. The space will be decorated by the creative team at Harmonia, so you can guarantee a magical setting that’s sure to get you in the mood to party!
When: Friday, 5 February, 11pm – 5am
Where: The Annex, Unit 6, 2/F, Nan Fung Tower, Wing Wo Street, 173 Des Vouex Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $250 per person. Tickets available here.
Cliché are bringing a taste of the Philippines’ Malasimbo Festival to Honkers, with a special live performance from FKJ (AKA French Kiwi Juice) to kick start those Chinese New Year celebrations! As one of the first international music and arts festivals of its kind in Asia, FKJ is set to bring those good vibes to Mahalo Tiki Lounge with his incredibly groovy loops, funky basslines and new French house music. Get those dancing shoes on!
When: Sunday, 7 February, 8pm onwards
Where: 29/F, Queens Road East Plaza, 202 Queens Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $200 on the door, including one drink.
If you’ve yet to check out Hong Kong’s Udderbelly Festival, make it your mission to seek out the best of the best with an all-star performance straight from the ‘burgh. With an awesome atmosphere and centre stage on the harbour front, the show has hand plucked the most exciting variety acts straight from one of the world’s biggest arts festivals. There will be everything from magic and music, to knuckle-biting circus acts and side-splitting comedy – grab a pint, you’re in a for an entertaining evening!
When: Friday, 5 February – Sunday, 14 February
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: From $385, grab your ticket online here or head over to that upside down, purple cow and purchase them from the ticket booth.
If you haven’t managed to bag yourself a last-minute flight out of Honkers, don’t stress as there’s loads to do in Hong Kong over the holidays. Granted, you might be a little stuck if shopping is your only agenda, and we’ve got our fingers crossed for the rain to hold off, but there are themed events and celebrations all over the city that you’ll definitely want to check out! From the annual Cathay Pacific Parade to Chinese New Year Race Day, you won’t be short on festive sites. Or why not round up your friends and family for a boozy brunch (or two)? Here’s to health and happiness in the Year of the Monkey – Kung Hei Fat Choi!
When: Monday, 8 February – Wednesday, 10 February
Where: All over Hong Kong!