What’s on this month…
With the sun out in full force it’s safe to say that we’ve officially traded in our boots for open toe sandals and those cosy cardies for polka-dot bikinis – hello summer! From lazy days on the beach to making a splash at our favourite pool parties, here’s what’s on this month…
Attention, entrepreneurs and professionals! In Hong Kong for its second year, RISE is bringing huge brands and innovative startups, along with speakers including Jenny Lee of GGV Capital, Alibaba’s Dr. Jian Wang, and Microsoft’s Peggy Johnson.
Read more about two female RISE attendees here.
When: Tuesday, 31 May – Thursday, 2 June, 9am-10pm
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $12,531 for a General Attendee ticket (includes access to all Stage Talks). Book here.
WOMEN: New Portraits’ by Annie Leibovitz
‘WOMEN: New Portraits‘, an exhibition of newly commissioned photographs by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz is now open to the public! The exhibition reflects the changes in the roles of women today and will evolve over the coming year as a body of work.
When: From Friday, 3 June, Monday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm (last admission 5pm), Friday – late until 8pm (last admission 7pm)
Where: 3/F Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 12P Smithfield, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
How much: Free to the public!
Start your bar tab with Summer at Solas, a series of chilled house tunes to stay cool in the heat with $30 Coronas, cocktails and delicious hotdogs.
When: Saturday, 4 June, 3pm-9pm
Where: G/F The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central,Hong Kong
How much: $30 Coronas and $30 Cocktails from 6pm until 10pm
W Hotels Pool Party: HOT STREAK Debut
Kicking off the first edition of its signature pool parties ‘HOT STREAK‘, W Hong Kong is gearing you up for a huge night with ‘FUEL’, an energising wellness session which incorporates their detox, ‘retox’ and repeat philosophy. You’ll be looking and feeling your best before the party!
When: Saturday, 4 June, 8pm- late
Where: W Hotel, 1 Austin Road West Kowloon Station, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $350, inclusive of one standard drink. Or grab a WIP ticket for, inclusive of Free flow Mumm champagne for $888 here.
When: Saturday, June 4, 9pm till late
Where: Pacha Macau, Studio City, Taipa, Ilhas, Macau
How much: $200, including one free drink (+10% booking fee). Book here.
Looking to fill your weekend with a bit of retail therapy? Head over to the Kowloon Bazaar for free wine, cake-pops, henna designs, eyebrow shaping, and plenty of global vendors. There will be tons of free gifts, so this is the perfect place to get some summer shopping done!
When: Saturday, 4 June
Where: The Mira Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry but don’t forget cash for shopping!
The monthly Le Disco Brunch at La Vache! has come round again… As always, on top of their quality steaks, there’ll be a House DJ, unlimited steak frites, mimosas, guillotine cocktails and house wine!
When: Sunday, 5 June, 12pm
Where: La Vache! 48 Peel Street, Central District, Hong Kong
How much: $488/head (+10% service charge). Please reserve your table in advance by calling 2880 0248 (bookings of all sizes accepted).
Browse a selection of freshly farmed goods and artisanal handy crafts that you just won’t be able to resist at the monthly Sai Kung Market.
When: Sunday, 5 June, 11am-5pm
Where: 33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: Free! Don’t forget to bring your purse
When: Sunday, 5 June, 1pm-9pm
Where: Shek O Beach, Hong Kong
How much: $368, including free flow tapas, paella and 5 tokens. Click here to grab your ticket!
Chef Fabrizio Napolitano of NOM and Chef Luca Piazza of Mangiare will be battling it out on the streets of Hong Kong, showcasing the best of Italian street food. The original PORCHETTA 1917 will be the event’s special food ‘guest’, the most famous Italian street food that’s on every corner of Rome.
When: Monday, 6 June, 6pm
Where: NOM, 1-5 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Unlimited Italian street food and two drinks for only $200!
Head to Rummin’ Tings on Hollywood Road to support The Hong Kong Shark Foundation and end shark finning. $10 from every and any drink will go towards the foundation and there will be a raffle including great prizes on the night to help raise funds.
When: Tuesday, 7 June, 7 – 9pm,
Where: Rummin’ Tings, G/F, 28 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: As much as you want to drink/donate! Additional donations can be made via PayPal at email@example.com.
With a live band and free-flow drinks and food, this is a night for you to party away, without worrying about that early morning alarm the next day (yay for the Dragon Boat bank holiday!). Limewood has crafted a special menu, and five-piece band Indigo Town will have you up on your feet. Keep hydrated throughout the evening with Bacardi based Cocktails, Mocktails, Peroni Beers and Jax Coco Pure Coconut Water.
When: Wednesday, 8 June, 6-10pm
Where: Limewood, 103/104, The Pulse, 128 Beach Rd, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $580 for free-flow food and drinks (+10% Ticketflap fee). Book here.
When: Wednesday, 8 June – Saturday, 11 June, 8am-7pm (from 11am on Saturday)
Where: 1/F Central Building, 3 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free to attend! Register to get your invite here!
Lily & Bloom are kicking off their 6th Birthday celebration with DJs, Popcorn Machines, Gumball Machines and Pinball Machines! Not to mention a special throwback food and cocktail menu expertly created by Chef Billy Otis and Head Mixologist Pawel Mikusek.
When: Wednesday, 8 June, 8.30pm till late
Where: Lily & Bloom, 5/F & 6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St, Central District, Hong Kong
How much: FREE entry, but bring money for drinks, food and fun!
Dragon Boat Festival at DB
Who doesn’t love outdoor fun?! We certainly do, which is why we’re so excited about the annual Dragon Boat Races and Carnival. The focus is the 40 teams racing for 23 races, but we love any excuse to head over to one of our favourite outlying islands for a day out. There’ll be market booths for a spot of shopping, fire dances, cheerleaders and beer. It promises to be a fun event that will make you proud to live in Hong Kong!
Read more about the Dragon Boat Festival here.
When: 9 June, races will be from 8am-3.30pm and the carnival is on from 8am – 5.30pm at Tai Pak Beach and 10.30am – 6.30pm at Tai Pak Beach.
Where: The races will be held at Tai Pak Beach and the carnival is at DB Plaza in Discovery Bay, Lantau, Hong Kong
How much: Free to watch and enter; bring some cash for drinks and nibbles!
Hong Kong’s only crisis centre for female survivors of sexual abuse, RainLily, are hosting a fundraiser that’ll bring you an insightful evening of music and spoken performances based upon the themes of gender equality and consent. Guests will also be able to respond to quotes and artwork from survivors as well as enjoy a neck and shoulder massage(for a small donation) after a long work week.
When: Friday, 10 June, 7-10pm
Where: Orange Peel, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D’Augilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $180 suggested donation, plus one free drink!
From the team that brought you Dine & Design comes Mira Discovery, a fashion event at at Miramar Shopping Centre and Mira Mall. Browse young and emerging designers and brands like Blksheep Empire, Poppis and Marco Visconti at this seriously conveniently location for Kowloon residents.
When: For three weekends in June – 10 June, 17 June and 24 June, 12 – 1opm
Where: Miramar Shopping Centre, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free to browse, but bring cash for shopping.
Book your tickets for The UN Refugee Agency‘s 9th annual charity film festival, and watch from a selection of three movies – Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear Award Winner – Fire At Sea, Boxing for Freedom and Young Syrian Lenses.
When: Friday, 10 June – Sunday, 19 June
Where: Broadway Cinematheque, Yau Ma Tei, PALACE ifc, Central, and Pacific Place AMC, Admiralty
How much: Ticket prices vary upon location – register to the campaign online and receive 20% off your ticket price.
Read more about the Summer Love party here.
When: Saturday, 11 June, 2.30-10.30pm. After Party 10pm till late.
Where: Level 3, Outdoor Pool, Studio City, Taipa, Ilhas, Macau
How much: Early bird (until Tuesday, 31 May): Pool Party Ticket – $350; Pool Party + Pacha After Party package – $450. Free Standing Pool Party Ticket (from Wednesday, 1 June) – $450. Cabana Packages with Drinks also available. Book here.
When: Sunday, 12 June, 1.30-4.30pm
Where: Rude Bar & Lounge, 79 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Re-connect with Mother Earth this summer at IRIS Escape Festival. Dive head first into this free, harbour-side event that’s chockablock full of all things health and wellness!
When: Saturday, 25 – Sunday, 26, 9am-9pm
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free admission! Register here.
Grab your pooch and head to The Pulse for an afternoon of barbecuing, free-flow drinking and doggy-paddling. Proceeds will go towards Hong Kong Dog Rescue‘s dog welfare and daily operations.
When: Saturday, 25 June, 3-9pm
Where: Rooftop, The Pulse, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $598 per person and free admission for dogs! Price includes free-flow beer, wine and soft drinks and an all-you-can-eat barbecue (vegetarian options available too). Grab your tickets here!
Come watch the incredible story of a Nepalese village girl and her journey to international running stardom and meet film maker, Lloyd Belcher. Proceeds made will be shared between the Free to Run Foundation as well as the Nepal Fund for Mobile Cinemas and Girls Fund.
When: Wednesday, 29 June, 7pm
Where: The Vine Church, 29 Burrows Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: From $60, grab your ticket here!
Hong Kong’s longest live music fest, H2 (previously ‘Handover Hallelujah’) was founded in 2010, with continuous sponsorship by Carlsberg, and for the first time this year, support by Live Nation. Expect a lineup of 76 artists, performing over 7 consecutive nights.
When: Monday, 27 June – Monday, 4 July, 6.30pm-1.30am
Where: The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: FREE entry!
From now until August, head to White Cube gallery on Connaught Road to see a brand new body of work by Mexican conceptual artist Gabriel Orozco. Inspired by living in Japan, the exhibition (curated by the wonderful Bryony Fer) is titled “Suisai: Tokyo Strokes” and features watercolour on gold cardboard grounds.
When: From now until August 2016
Where: White Cube, 50 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free to visit.