10 Events for Your Diary This August

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The ONE DAY Express Crash Course in Wine

For those who don’t have the time to commit to a full-on course, but still love vino, The Flying Winemaker has got you covered! Join the intensive one day crash course this month, and enjoy learning all about our fave drink in a casual environment. Expect to taste your way through 12 wines, covering all the fundamentals of red, white, rosé and sparkling wines, in this small class in the heart of Central.

When: Saturday, 4 August, 2pm to 5pm
Where: The Flying Winemaker, 604-605, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $1,100 – get your ticket here!

Read more: Wine, Beer and Spirits Workshops: The Best Drinks Courses in Hong Kong

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Gin Masterclass Ft. Proof & Company

If wine’s not your tipple of choice, then have no fear, as this month you can also learn all about gin. Book in for the night and explore the world’s finest independent spirit brands, introduced by award-winning mixologists and spirits experts at J.Boroski – including four different gin brands, two designated cocktails, and canapés to share.

When: Tuesday, 7 August, 6pm to 8pm
Where: J.Boroski Hong Kong, LG/F, Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1-13 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $450 (includes tasting 4 different gin brands, 2 designated cocktails, and canapés to share) – book by emailing [email protected] or call 2603 6020

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Summer Crush Pool Party 2018

If you’re looking to enjoy up the very best of summer this month, then head to the W Hong Kong and soak up the heat as the hotel celebrates 10 years of Summer Crush pool parties. Bringing the hottest DJs to its iconic rooftop outdoor pool, WET, you can expect great barbecue food, champagne, cocktails, luminous projections, a playful augmented reality (AR) photo booth, and the most captivating live performances.

When: Saturday, 11 August, 6pm to midnight
Where: WET POOL, 76/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets range between $400 and $1,388 – find more info and get yours here!

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Uma Nota Carnaval Brunch | The Rhythm of Rio hits Hong Kong

Inspired by Brazil’s famous Carnaval do Rio, at Uma Nota’s monthly brunch offering, you’ll be immersed in the atmosphere and quickly moving to the beat of the drums before your main dishes arrive. Tickets are all-inclusive and include a Brazilian street food feast, along with free-flow cocktails, prosecco, make your own Caipirinhas and more.

When: Saturday, 11 August, 12pm to 4pm
Where: Uma Nota, 38 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $650 (inclusive of all-you-can-eat Brazilian street food and free-flow drinks) – get your tickets here!

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Heroes Beer Co. Masterclass

Book in with The Flying Winemaker this August and taste some of the finest beers from one of our city’s best craft brewers. Unleash your inner “hero” and try out some delicious brews at this one-night event, along with learning all about each beers unique story, label and flavours.

When: Friday, 17 August, 7pm to 8:30pm
Where: The Flying Winemaker, 604-605, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $200 – get yours ticket here!

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Alice In Wonderland Ballet

Get ready for a crazy ride down the rabbit hole with the Hong Kong Ballet’s performance of Alice in Wonderland, set to live music! Bursting with energy and imagination, Septime Webre’s extravagant ALICE (in wonderland) explodes with jaw-dropping excitement and fantasy. Marvel at the sleek and chic costumes, bold sets and a thrilling original score performed live by City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. This giddy, over-the-top re-imagining of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale promises exhilarating fun for all ages.

When: Friday, 17 August to Sunday, 19 August, 2:30pm & 7:30pm; Friday, 24 August to Sunday, 26 August, 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Where: Cultural Centre – Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: From $100 – get your ticket here!

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Summer Mega Junk and Beach Party, Free Flow

Summer may be officially winding down as we roll into August, but there’s still plenty of time to squeeze in one last junk! Book in for what is sure to be one of the best parties of the season, complete with five junk boats during the day, speedboats, DJs, a lunch buffet and drinks, along with a beach party come night time, featuring barbecue food, more drinks and music.

When: Saturday, 18 August, 10am to 11pm
Where: Meet at Central Pier, Centrl, Hong Kong
How much: $980 all-inclusive – Reserve your spot by WhatsApping 6066 4617

Read more: Your Junk Trip Guide

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Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival 2018

Now in its 4th year, HKIRSF is bringing some of the world’s finest full-size bands, selectors and vibes to the heart of Central for its biggest line up yet! Building on the success of last year’s sold out event, it continues to bring the uplifting and joyous Jamaican musical genre to the city – with this year’s event taking place at PMQ on Saturday, 25 August and promising to bring a bigger line up and more vibes than ever before.

When: Saturday, 25 August, 5:30pm to 11pm
Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $440 – get your tickets here!

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How to Make Your Brand Pop on Instagram | Tracy Wong Photography

Get your ticket now for the latest workshop from the Hive, and join photographer Tracy Wong as she shows you exactly what to do to make sure your brand’s Instagram content is fresh and attractive. As one of the key social media tools available to keep your brand visible to your target audience, the workshop will give a valuable insight into how important it is to have well-curated visual content to increase engagement.

When: Thursday, 2 August, 7pm to 9pm
Where: The Hive Hong Kong, 21/F, The Phoenix Building, 23 Luard Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $100 (early bird); $150 (standard) – get yours here!

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Featuring colourful installations from five international artists, ART IS PLAY invites visitors to embark on a journey of awakening, self-discovery, social interaction and to get in touch with their inner child. Each room of the exhibit flows to the next new discovery, and each work is just as Insta-worthy as the last. We promise it will be worth the ferry ride over to Macau for.

When: Wednesday, 27 June – Sunday, 9 September; 10:30am – 10pm daily; closed on 16 July and 13 August
Where: MGM Art Space, MGM MACAU Level 2, Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen, Nape, Macau
How much: MOP$120 – get your ticket here!

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