25 July, 2016
friends on a beach at sunset
friends on a beach at sunset
What's On HK

For Your Diary: What’s On in Hong Kong for August

25 July, 2016
friends on a beach at sunset

What’s on this month… 

Naturally, the last For Your Diary of the summer break has to be the most exciting. With some of the world’s most famous musicals and productions coming to Hong Kong for the first time, you’ll be yearning for the days when you had nothing to do! Take a look below at some of the most exciting cultural events and concerts that are coming to us this August…

clothes on a hangerOnTheList: Dr. Marten’s Flash Sale

OnTheList, our favourite members-only flash sale platform in Hong Kong, is hosting an epic sale of iconic Dr. Marten’s. If you’re a fan of these hardy shoes, join now to get access to the sale and be notified of the biggest private sales around the city! 

When: Wednesday, 3 August, 6 – 10pm
Where: 19 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free admission but be sure to be OnTheList!

st tropezSt. Tropez Nights

If you’re dreaming about sipping wine in beautiful St. Tropez while stuck in hot and humid HK, never fear. You can fake it ‘til you make it with at this beautiful summer rooftop party from Lot33! Don your best beach wear and enjoy canapés, free-flow drinks, sweet sounds from DJ Miya and the epic view of the harbour.

When: Thursday, 4 August, 8pm – 2am
Where: Seafood Room, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Early bird tickets are $580. Purchase them here.

cyril hahn performing a gigFOB x KEE Presents Cyril Hahn

This month, KEE Club will be hosting Cyril Hahn, a super cool remixer and producer known for his signature ethereal sounds. Having remixed Destiny’s Child’s hit song “Say My Name”, Cyril Hahn has grown to significant fame in recent years.

When: Friday, 5 August, 10pm – late
Where: KEE Club, Level 6, 32 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Early bird (before 20 July) $150; General $200. All tickets include a bottle of Peroni. Purchase here.

sofa in a gardenPremium Sofa Club Re-Opening

For many, the perfect party consists of a big couch to lounge on, great music and awesome people. Premium Sofa Club has all this and more, and will be re-opening with a highly anticipated couch party at their new Sheung Wan location.

When: Friday, 5 August, 11pm – 5am
Where: Premium Sofa Club, 128 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Price is to be determined.

two friends clinking beer bottlesHullet House Beer Garden 

This one’s for all the beer-lovers out there – Hullet House will be hosting a beer festival with eight local craft beer breweries and plenty of drinking games involving beer, beer, and more beer!


When: Saturday, 6 August, 2 – 10pm
Where: Hullett House, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: Advance $200; Door $250. Purchase your tickets here.

a pool in macauPacha Macau Pool Party

Pacha Macau is back again and this time, it’s for the last time! Dutch EDM Legend Ferry Corsten will be playing at this tropical-themed pool party so you don’t want to miss out! As an added bonus, there will also be an after-party from 10.30pm.

When: Saturday, 20 August, 2:30 – 10:30pm
Where: Pacha Macau, Studio City, Taipa, Ilhas, Macao
How much: Early bird $350; General $450. Purchase your tickets here. For more details, click here.

silent zumba class outdoorsSilent Disco Zumba & Yoga

Get in your zumba and yoga session in the coolest way possible – using wireless illuminated disco headsets that tell you your next steps and play music. Corinne and Rachel from The Yoga Room will be teaching this class, so be sure to check it out for something a little different!

When: Sunday, 21 August, 6 – 8pm
Where: Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $150/class and $250 for both classes. Check out the schedule here. Be sure to book your spot here so you can be updated on any location changes due to weather.

shrek the musical in macauSHREK The Musical

For the perfect family fun time, bring the kids to a showing of the Broadway hit, SHREK The Musical! It’s Shrek’s first time in Macao so it’s definitely not something you want to miss.


When: Friday, 22 July – Sunday, 7 August
Where: The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Macao, Macao
How much: Tickets begin at $180. Purchase them here.

blue man groupBlue Man Group in Macau

The world-renowned entertainment act, Blue Man Group, will be coming to Macao in a never-before-seen world tour that begins at the Venetian Theatre. The show is funny, theatric and will get everyone in the venue on their feet rocking out. Be sure to get your tickets ASAP! 

When: Thursday, 11 August – Sunday, 28 August
Where: The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Macao, Macao
How much: Tickets start from $380/person. To purchase, check out Cotai Ticketing. For more information, click here.

people at a disclosure concertDisclosure in Hong Kong 

You may know this duo from their smash-hit “Latch” featuring Sam Smith, or “You and Me” featuring Eliza Doolittle, or “Magnets” featuring Lordes… yep, the British duo have take over electronic music in recent years! They’ll be performing their full set in Hong Kong for the first time this August. Not one to miss.

When: Friday, 12 August, 8pm
Where: Hall 10, AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start at $580. Purchase your tickets here. For more info, check out the Facebook event.

woman running at sunsetCentral Backstreet Run

To spice up your daily running route, why not try the Central Backstreet Run? It’s a 4-5km run hosted by Hong Kong Running Fest that takes you through the winding streets of Sheung Wan and Central’s cultural spots.

When: Saturday, 13 August, 4.30 – 9.30pm
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $250/person. Make sure to register online here.

outdoor cinemaIndoor Summer Garden Movies: 500 Days of Summer 

We know how unbearable Hong Kong’s summer heat can get, so to cool off, why not watch a movie at Hushup x Ovolo Southside’s indoor Summer Garden? It’s the perfect spot to bring old friends and meet new ones. They’ll be screening some classic indie movies all summer long – check out the list of movies here and don’t forget to snap up a ticket.

When: Sunday, 14 August, 4 – 6pm
Where: Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Southside, Hong Kong
How much: $180/person. Grab your ticket here.

nothing but thieves band membersNothing But Thieves Live 

Nothing But Thieves is a new up and coming band from East London. Dubbed as one of the hottest British bands to watch in 2015, they are currently touring all of Europe. Listen to them play at Hidden Agenda on 15 August!

When: Monday, 15 August, 8.30pm-11.30pm
Where: Hidden Agenda, 2A, Winful Industrial Bldg, 15-17 Tai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
How much: Advance $250; Door $350; Student $200. For more info on where to purchase tickets, check out their Facebook event.

madama butterfly operaMadama Butterfly Opera 

Madama Butterfly is a semi-staged opera production performing for two nights this August. Sopranos Nancy Yuen and Louise Kwong will be performing with American tenor Adam Diegel, along with other talented acts. Don’t miss out if you enjoy opera! 

When: Tuesday, 16 August – Wednesday, 28 August
Where: Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall, 5 Edinburgh Pl, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $80. Purchase tickets here. For more info on the other acts performing, click here

two men arm wrestling at Arnold classic asiaArnold Classic Asia 2016 

Arnold Schwarzenegger will be coming to Hong Kong for his annual multi-sport festival this month. Along with the festival itself (over 20 sports), there will be seminars and workshops held by Arnold himself. Get ready to flex those muscles!

When: Friday, 19 August – Sunday, 21 August
Where: AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong
How much: General admission tickets begin at $150. Purchase tickets here. For more details, check out the website.

boats on the hong kong harbourLets Beach Party

Hong Kong summers always call for endless junks. Lets and All That Junk will be pairing up for this one and it includes BBQ (veg and non-veg), lots of booze, snacks and great music on the high seas.

When: Saturday, 20 August, 3 – 11pm
Where: Deep Water Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Advance tickets (before 13 August) are $180; walk-ins $250. For more info on how to purchase tickets, click here.

people cleaning up the beach in hong kongBeach Clean Up and Hike 

Help protect the environment by joining the Hong Kong Hiking Meet-up group for a beach clean-up and hike on Lantau Island. Their last beach cleanup was a huge success and they’re now encouraging more people to join them on their next trip out!

When: Sunday, 21 August, 12.30 – 5.30pm
Where: Lo Kei Wan, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
How much: Free! For more info on the itinerary and what to bring, check out the Facebook event.

suicide silence metal bandSuicide Silence Live

Hailing from Riverside, California, Suicide Silence is a deathcore metal band known for their debut album “The Cleansing” which made it to the Billboard Top 100. They will be performing at Hidden Agenda this month so be sure to check it out if you enjoy metal. 

When: Tuesday, 23 August, 8:30pm
Where: Hidden Agenda, 2A, Winful Industrial Bldg, 15-17 Tai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
How much: Advance $300; Door $350

people attending a seminarFrom Blog to Business 

Join Garage Academy at their conference on how to utilize Google algorithms to maximise your blog/websites SEO. Learn the basics of UI/UX, important of data and analytics, and how to define your content strategy.

When: Wednesday, 24 August, 7 – 9pm
Where: 19F 299 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Early bird tickets are $90; Advance $120; At-the-door $150

jimmy carrJimmy Carr Live

One of Britain’s most-loved comedians, Jimmy Carr, is coming to Hong Kong for the first time ever! Debuting his brand new show, Funny Business, at King George V School, Jimmy Carr will guarantee a night of hilarity.

When: Wednesday, 24 August, 7pm and 9:15pm
Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start at $488. Purchase your tickets here. For more info, check out LA Comedy!

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