10 June, 2016
What's On HK

WEEKENDER: Dragon Boat Races, RainLily Fundraiser and more

10 June, 2016

What’s on this weekend…

Another weekend, another Weekender to update you on the best events happening around Hong Kong! Head to the harbour and watch the awesome dragon boat races, enjoy a beer at a block party in Sheung Wan or join a poetry and music night for a great cause. There’s plenty to keep you entertained after yesterday’s public holiday!

dragon boats in the hong kong harbour

Dragon Boat Carnival 

Yesterday may have been the official day of celebrations for the Dragon Boat Festival, but the festivities continue into the weekend with the annual Dragon Boat Carnival. Join fans from around the world and watch thousands of the world’s top dragon boat athletes compete… Enjoy the beat of the drums, the roaring cheers and ice-cold beers while soaking in the sun at Victoria Harbour.

When: Friday, 10 June – Sunday, 12 June
Where: Victoria Harbour, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: Free!

beer taps with a selection of beers

Craftissimo x Gweilo Beer Block Party

Craftissimo and Gweilo Beer have partnered up to bring you a block party that guarantees a good time! Grab your friends and dance the night away while enjoying the selection of free, locally brewed beer from four kegs of Gweilo Beer. It doesn’t get much better! There will also be a 10% discount off six-pack Gweilo beers if you want to take the party home with you.

When: Saturday, 11 June, 5 – 9pm
Where: Craftissimo, G/F, 22-24D Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry.

a red microphone

Rainlily Fundraiser

Head to Orange Peel in Central for a night of music and poetry based on the themes of gender equality and consent, all in support of RainLily, Hong Kong’s only crisis centre for female victims of sexual violence. There will be a ‘Connecting with Survivors Talk Board’ where guests can respond to quotes and artwork from survivors, as well as neck and shoulder massages available (for a small donation). This is not an event to miss if you want to support this worthwhile cause!

When: Friday, 10 June, 7 – 10pm
Where: Orange Peel, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D’Aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Entry is by donation – the suggested donation is $180 which includes 1 free drink!

a bottle of moet on a yellow table

More Moët, Fewer Problems

Champagne loving ladies can’t miss the #MoëtPartyDay this Saturday! The whole day will be filled with exciting events around town, such as a Champagne Zen workshop at Cabana (think yoga, brunch and champagne), some summer shopping at Lane Crawford and a “Street Food Glam” dinner at SOHOFAMA. Party the night away after at the Moët Ice Impérial Pop Up Lounge or, if you’re too tired to party hard, go midnight bowling with your friends at dragon-i. It’s all about the bubbles this Saturday!

When: Saturday, 11 June
Where: Various locations around town! See here for the full list of events.
How much: Prices vary for each event.

pop up stalls in shopping mall

Mira Mira on the Wall…

… What’s the best popup of them all? For the next three weekends, Dine & Design will be partnering with Miramar Shopping Centre to bring you Mira Discovery – a cool Designer Fashion Popup store. This weekend is the launch, which means live music and wait for it… FREE WINE!  Come support talented designers and get some Summer shopping underway!

When: Friday, June 10 – Sunday June 12, Friday June 17 – Sunday June 19, Friday June 24 – Sunday June 26, 12 – 10pm on all days. Launch night is Friday, June 10 from 6 – 8pm
Where: Miramar Shopping Centre, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: Free! Remember to bring some extra cash to buy all those new clothes. Click here to check out the list of stores that will be there!

three vegan chocolate balls on a plate

Healthy Beach Bites

The forecast may be a little gloomy, but why not brighten up your day down by the sea and stock up on a variety of raw, vegan and wholesome goodies at the Wellness 360 Beach Fair? Satisfy those cravings and discover new, delicious healthy bites!

When: Saturday, 11 June – Sunday 12 June 10.30am – 6pm
Where: The Pulse Rooftop, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
How much: Free to attend! Don’t forget to bring some cash for all those goodies!

Featured image sourced via Pinterest

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