Free Things To Do In August

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Ink Workshop with Louise Soloway Chan

Hot on the heels of her successful “In Transit” exhibition at The Park Lane Hong Kong, Louise Soloway Chan is back with an interactive Ink workshop. On Saturday 3 August, Louise will demonstrate and teach her signature ink drawing and painting style. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided, however places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so RSVP early to secure your spot!

When: Saturday, 3 August, 1pm to 3pm
Where: The Park Lane Hong Kong, A Pullman, 310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How Much: Free entry – register here to confirm your place!

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JW Luxury Wedding Showcase

Calling all brides-to-be! For wedding inspiration aplenty get yourself over to the JW Marriott on Sunday 4 August for its luxury wedding showcase. Meet over 20 top wedding brands specialising in everything from bridal stationery, photography, gowns and more. There will also be engaging workshops covering bridal basics such as calligraphy and wedding etiquette, in addition to lucky draw prizes valued at nearly $90,000 in which you have the chance to win honeymoon trips to the likes of Tokyo and Bangkok!

When: Sunday, 4 August, 12pm to 6pm
Where: JW Marriott Ballroom, Level 3, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
How Much: Admission is free upon registration here – tickets allocated on a first come, first served basis

Read more: Your Ultimate Hong Kong Wedding Planning Guide

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Poetry & Intimacy: A Cha Reading

Join poets Alan Jefferies and Kate Rogers as they discuss the nature of intimacy in poetry for the latest iteration of Cha’s Reading Series. As well as reading their own work, Alan and Kate will join host Tammy Ho in a panel discussion on the topic. Make your way to Kafnu Hong Kong (on the second floor of the Kerry Hotel) on Thursday, 8 August to join the conversation.

When: Thursday, 8 August, 7:30pm to 9pm
Where: Kafnu Hong Kong, 2/F Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Rd, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
How Much: Free entry

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RECONSTRUCT by 葉家偉 Alexis Ip & Stefan Irvine

Spotlighting the visually exciting nature of the city we call home, RECONSTRUCT at Blue Lotus Gallery brings together Alexis Ip’s deeply personal collaged snapshots of nostalgic street vendors with Stefan Irvine’s scientifically accurate panoramas of the disappearing Tong Lau. Even if you’re no art connoisseur, we promise you’ll be blown away. Find out more here.

When: Friday, 9 August to Sunday, 15 September, 11am to 6pm (gallery closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
Where: Blue Lotus Gallery, G/F, 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How Much: Free entry

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The Paisley Daze, Mr Koo & Qoo Live at Terrible Baby

Are you a fan of new age rock ‘n’ roll and hip hop? If the answer’s a resounding yes then you need to head on down to Terrible Baby on Saturday, 10 August. The kitschy Kowloon-side bar has invited three up and coming acts from London to showcase their musical talents. Grab a drink and rock out to the sounds of indie bands The Paisley Daze, Mr Koo and Qoo.

When: Saturday, 10 August, 9pm to 1am
Where: Terrible Baby, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How Much: Free entry with RSVP – register here

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Creative Entrepreneurship with Elaine Yan Ling Ng

As the founder of The Fabrick Lab, Hong Kong’s first experimental textile laboratory, Elaine Yan Ling Ng has found a way to bring together design, innovation and sustainability, and make it profitable. This month, Ladies, Wine and Design Hong Kong is giving you the opportunity to learn from the master herself in this intimate meet and greet. Here, Elaine will share her experience with creative entrepreneurship, in addition to revealing how she leverages design to empower local artisans in Guizhou, China. Seats are filling fast so make sure to reserve your spot ASAP.

When: Tuesday, 13 August, 6:30pm
Where: Duddell’s, Level 3 Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell St, Central, Hong Kong
How Much: Free entry

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Pure Playground 2019

Pure Fitness’ annual outdoor yoga extravaganza is back with a bang this month. For the third year running, Pure Playground is taking over Central Harbourfront with group classes and fitness and nutrition consultations galore. The best part? It’s all absolutely free. You don’t even need to register to join the fun – simply rock up with your yoga mat and you’re good to go.

When: Sunday, 18 August, 3pm to 9pm
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How Much: Free entry

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