What’s on this month…
We’re totally fed up of this Hong Kong weather and hankering for Summer to get a move on. It’s about time for us to put the umbrellas down and pick up the suntan lotion… right?! Well, either way May is looking like a great month for events with a great mix of parties, foodie events and wellness activities – it’s all here girls – jot these dates down. April showers bring May flowers after all…
The Sai Kung Sunday Market is back, with over 70 vendors in an indoor setting, so you can shop away from the heat. Expect food, fashion, jewellery and more!
When: Sunday, 1 May, 11am-5pm
Where: Hong Kong Academy, 33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: FREE ENTRY, but bring $$ to spend at the vendors.
Cook In presents HK’s first food truck festival! Four top chefs and their teams will be managing four food trucks respectively: Ms. Joyce Cheng of Homie Cookies, Mr. Sam Lee from Boomshack with all-American bites, Mr. Master Joe of with Korean faves from Superstar and Mr. Stefan Wong with some delicious Mediterranean dishes. There will be 15 other booths at the festival, including the world’s first image-printing marshmallows, Boomf!
When: Wednesday, 4 May – Sunday, 8 May. Wednesday, 4 May, 6-10pm; Thursday, 5 May-Saturday, 7 May, 11am-1opm; Sunday, 8 May, 11am-9pm
Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $300/person + $10 handling. Grab your tickets here!
Their very first show in Hong Kong, YourMum is bringing space-age, future pop masters M83 over as part of their 2016 world tour. With six albums released so far, M83’s ‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’ (released in 2011), placed the Grammy nominated French group in the mainstream current. With their first album in six years being release soon, this is sure to be an epic night!
When: Wednesday, 4 May
Venue: KITEC Star Hall, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $480. Book here.
Two of HK’s hottest restaurants and fast casual concepts are joining forces for this year’s Cinco de Mayo fiesta with a one-night-only taco pop-up stand. Little Burro’s owner, Roger De Leon, AKA DJ Re:Flex, will be showcasing the best of both his worlds, while Lily & Bloom Head Chef, Billy Otis, whips up a Mexican-inspired feast for you before you drink and dance the night away.
When: Thursday, 5 May, 6pm-1am
Where: Lily & Bloom, 5/F &6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: FREE ENTRY, but bring $$ for food and drinks.
This awesome Varietea Party, a night full of comedy, poetry, music and improv is back! It’s a pay as you wish event, with 10% of all proceeds going to charity.
When: Saturday, 7 May, 8pm
Where: Hong Kong Brew House, G/F & Basement, 21 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Pay as you wish.
Be transported to Wonderland with Ozone for a night of Mad Hatters, Queens of Hearts, magical cocktails from in-house mixologists and epic beats from two DJ booths, featuring Ozone’s resident DJs. Dress code: Alice in Wonderland, of course!
When: Saturday, 7 May, 10pm
Where: Ozone, 118/f, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong
How much: FREE ENTRY, but bring $$ for drinks.
Travel back to the boombox days with DJ WreckN-N and his take on funk, breaks, RnB, new jack Swing and old school hip hop. Although a fresh face in HK, DJ WreckN-N has made a name for himself in New York, and you may remember him from the Clockenflap Robot Stage, alongside DJ Preservation.
When: Saturday, 7 May, 7pm
Where: DreamLikeBubbles, 7/F, 36 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong (Exit B)
How much: Early Bird – $180 for 2 entries, Advanced Ticket – $120/head (Plus a $10 booking fee). Book here.
Nothing says summer like a glass of Rosé; find your favourite ‘pink pour’ with a selection of more than 20 of the best at the 2016 return of this festival in its fifth year. Complete with a sausage sizzle barbeque and some other summer bites, as well as a Group Yum Cha and Rosé package for four. VIP ticket holders, you’ll have access to the VIP lounge and cocktail bar.
When: Saturday, 7 May, 1-7pm
Where: Hullett House, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (Main entry via The Garden at Hullett House)
How much: Standard Ticket $250/head (Early Bird Offer $200/head), VIP Ticket $450/head. Group Yum Cha & Rosé: $1,800 for 4 people. Tickets can be bought here!
Treat your mama to this Mother’s Day event, a Silent Disco Yoga class being a fun and unique mother-daughter experience, and a lovely way for you to express your gratitude for mum, or a mother figure in your life. The class will be taken by Rachel from The Yoga Room, and the zen music and teacher instructions will be heard through wireless illuminated disco headsets! BYO yoga mat.
When: Sunday, 8 May, 6-7pm (Registration from 5.45-6pm)
Where: Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, 16 Eastern St N, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How Much: $250 for 2 people, $350 for 3 people, $450 for 4 people.
Le Disco Brunch at La Vache!
La Vache!’s free-flow brunch shindig is back! There’ll be a house DJ, unlimited steak frites, mimosas, guillotine cocktails and house wine! For dessert, dig into La Vache!’s new Blueberry Tart for spring.
When: Sunday, 8 May, 12pm
Where: La Vache! 48 Peel Street, Central District, Hong Kong
How much: $438/head +10% service charge. Please book your table in advance by calling 2880 0248 (bookings of all sizes accepted).
Get out into the great outdoors and take on a single track, 15km trail run at a beautiful course in Tai Lam Chung. With a few small climbs, 90% dirt trails, ridge lines and 10% tarmac, this is quite an easy, fast course. For the super-fit, there’s the +37km Adventure, featuring a trail run, mountain biking, abseiling with ropes and ocean kayaking. Get active and challenge yourself this May!
When: Sunday, 8 May, 7am
Where: Tai Lam Chung Rd, Tai Lam Chung, New Territories, Hong Kong (Start and Finish point)
How much: Trail Run – $290/entry, Adventure – $840 for a team of 2. Register here.
When: Thursday, 12 May, 7.30pm
Where: Social Room, 3/F, Won Hing Building, 74-78 Stanley street, Central District, Hong Kong
How much: $150/head; includes one drink and awesome food.
Got a passion for fashion? Then you’ll love this evening filled with everything from Fashion Shows and a Catwalk, to a Market Bazaar by Hong Kong’s best designers and creatives. You’ll find all the hottest upcoming as well as established labels, with the latest collections from some of our fave brands such as Raven + Rose, Miss Runner, Mazu Swimwhere, what the frock?, Viniga and many more! Fashion artworks by the lovely Pirate, our former That Girl, will also be exhibited .
When: Thursday, 12 May, 6-10pm
Where: The Hive Studios, 8/F, Cheung Hing Building, 12P Smithfield Road, Hong Kong
How much: $100. Book here.
An authentic French market experience at the picturesque Stanley Murray House, here you’ll shop for fresh French seafood and fresh produces, as well as saucisson (French sausauge), pâté and of course, cheese and wine.
When: Saturday, 14 May – Sunday, 15 May, 11am-6pm
Where: Stanley Murray House, Stanley Main St, Stanley, Hong Kong
How much: FREE ENTRY, but bring $$ for the market.
From Brighton 1964 to Hong Kong 2016, the second Mods vs Rockers night will feature a face off between The Red Stripes and The Boogie Playboys. There’ll be referee MC Dave ‘Wobbly’ Ross, a performance from Miss Cathy at half time, live Vespas and a best dressed competition! Dress up as a Mod or a Rocker and enjoy a vintage night of classic Rockabilly, Ska and Soul tunes, plus more.
When: Saturday, 14 May, 8.30pm
Where: Grappa’s Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central District, Hong Kong
How much: FREE ENTRY, but bring $$ for drinks.
Cyclists, you’re all invited to ride together in memory of the ten people who died while cycling in Hong Kong last year, and to support around 2,500 who were injured. An annual, worldwide event, The Ride of Silence in Hong Kong is one of hundreds, allowing cyclists to quietly make the statement that “we are here”, and deserve respect on the road.
When: Wednesday, 18 May, 7.15pm
Where: Clock Tower, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How much: FREE.
Your one-stop-shop for nutritious food and lifestyle products, with the line up including Pro Food, Spice Box, Ice n Lean, Integral Yoga, Red Wood Nutrition, Food Craft, I-Detox, Anything But Salads, Lola’s Ice Pops and some surprises! Expect FREE giveaways, raffles, taste-testers and goody bags for the first 100 guests. Perfect if you’re looking for a healthy boost!
When: Sunday, 22 May, 12-5pm
Where: Mindful Wing Chun, 8/F On Lan Center, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: FREE ENTRY, but bring $$ to spend on all things health and wellness.
A legit Italian Sunday market experience, here you’ll get to try traditional gelato, pizzas and focaccias, alongside premium olive oil and, of course, countless traditional wines and cheeses. Once you’ve eaten, explore the range of goods from Italian and local artisans; think handmade jewellery and fashion items.
When: Saturday, 28 May, 12-9pm and Sunday, 29 May, 12-8pm
Where: Cyberport – The Arcade, Ocean View Court & Sea View Terrace, 100 Cyberport Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
How much: $50 for a weekend pass; includes freebies and lucky draws.
A pop-up event featuring Hong Kong’s local fashion and beauty brands, all under one roof. The event will kick-off on Friday evening, 27 May, complete with cocktails, canapés and guest DJs you won’t want to miss.
When: Friday, 27 May, 6-9pm, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May, 11am-8pm
Where: The Space, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: TBC; you’ll be able to buy tickets here.