Free Things To Do In May

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Fact Or Fad: Sustainable Fashion In Hong Kong

Following on from Fashion Revolution Week, join SparknShare for this panel discussion (and networking event!) where you’ll get a chance to hear stories and insights from pioneers and changemakers in the sustainable fashion industry. Speakers include Bernice Pan (DEPLOY London), Petty Lee (St. James’ Settlement – Green Ladies) and Anneleise Smillie (Redress).

When: Thursday, 2 May, 5:30pm to 7pm
Where: SPACES, 4/F, Lee Garden Three, 10 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – make sure to register here

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Ophelia Presents Oddity 3rd Anniversary Party

It’s Ophelia’s third anniversary and it’s celebrating the occasion with “three days of oddity”, a fashionable ode to everything weird and wacky. Head to Wan Chai for buzzing tunes by Ophelia resident Fab D Verse and special guest DJ EVE SPECIALL, cabaret and outrageous costumes, performance art, and (of course!) limited-edition cocktails and a chance to make your own new concoctions by international mixologists. Make sure to RSVP for a spot on the guest list and remember to dress smart!

When: Thursday, 2 May, 8pm until late
Where: Ophelia, Shop No. 39A, 1/F, The Avenue, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – make sure to register here
Contact: 2520 1117,

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DEPLOY London’s HK SS19 Sustainable Fashion Pop Up

Based in London, zero-waste fashion brand DEPLOY hosts seasonal pop-ups in the UK, as well as in key international cities including LA, NYC, Singapore and Hong Kong! Browse its award-winning sustainable luxury collection, featuring super-smart designs and versatile pieces perfect for everything from work to the weekend.

When: Thursday, 2 May to Sunday, 5 May, 11am to 7pm
Where: Usagi Gallery, G/F, Wah Shin House, 6-10 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – make sure to register here

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the Hive’s Urban Farm & Feast Market

We always love learning more about where our food comes from and the Hive is giving us a chance to meet the farmers, local businesses, organisations and providers that know it all. Head to its Urban Farm & Feast Market for a day of homegrown organic produce, education, and workshops.

When: Saturday, 4 May, 11am to 4pm
Where: the Hive Sheung Wan, 33-35 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry to the marketplace; $100 to $120 for workshops and talks – make sure to register here

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Le French May Paws & Friends Weekend Bazaar

Established in 1993, Le French May is one of the largest cultural events in Asia with more than 150 programmes presented across two months! Head to the Central Harbourfront for its “Paws & Friends Weekend Bazaar“, two days of shopping, live music, performances, and culinary delights all for a good cause! Bring your four-legged and two-legged friends. Proceeds will go towards animals (and people!) in need.

When: Saturday, 4 May, 12pm to 10:30pm and Sunday, 5 May, 11:30am to 9pm
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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Hatton Jewellery Institute’s Jewellers In Action

Get a glimpse behind the scenes of the fine jewellery world. Hatton Jewellery Institute’s “Jewellers in Action” Experience Day promises an intimate viewing of Hatton designers performing live silversmithing demonstrations, including gem setting, wax carving, traditional hand engraving, illustration, and colour rendering. You’ll also get a chance to buy special unique pieces showcased at the studio.

When: Wednesday, 8 May, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Hatton Jewellery Institute, 13/F Cheong Sun Tower, 118 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – make sure to RSVP here

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Peel Street Poetry’s "An Evening With The Bard!"

Calling all Shakespeare enthusiasts! Peel Street Poetry’s annual Shakespeare Tribute Event is back for its third edition. Head to the Social Room for “An Evening with The Bard”, featuring performances, drama, poetry, quizzes, and music. Get there early – drinks are two-for-one until 9pm.

When: Wednesday, 8 May, 8pm onwards
Where: Social Room, 3/F, Won Hing Building, 74-78 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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Duddell’s Disco Bao

Experience the glory days of Canto Disco with Duddell’s Disco Bao! Throwing back to the late 1970s and 80s, this is your chance to leave your inhibitions at the door and channel your inner dancing queen. Make sure to dress glam!

When: Saturday, 11 May, 10pm until late
Where: Disco Bao, The Salon at Duddell’s, 4/F, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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MakerHive Hong Kong’s Meet The Crafters

Hong Kong is home to incredible artists who have honed their skills to create amazing work, from gadgets to art, product innovations and more. Celebrate our town’s growing community of crafters and designers with MakerHive’s Meet The Crafters 2019, where you’ll get the chance to see what they’re making and learn all about their craft!

When: Saturday, 18 May, 11am to 5pm
Where: MakerHive Hong Kong, Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 10/F, 12P Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – make sure to register here


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Sassy Mama Hong Kong’s Mama Marketplace

Our Sassy Mama Marketplace is back! Make sure to check out this year’s special spring edition, taking place at the Hive in Wong Chuk Hang. Expect kid-friendly activities and entertainment, along with a host of vendors offering everything from clothing and accessories, to homeware, eco products and (of course!) plenty of food and drink.

When: Saturday, 25 May, 11am to 5pm
Where: the Hive Spring, 3/F, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – make sure to register here

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Mod Diva Night

Local Mod band The Red Stripes are back for this one-off celebration of ska, reggae, rocksteady, soul and R&B. Head to Grappa’s Cellar to enjoy music by them and special guests The Sybil Thomas Band (featuring the daughter of STAX legend Rufus Thomas on vocals!). Get there early to catch special MC Dave “Wobbly” Ross, who will be spinning soul and vibes.

When: Saturday, 25 May, 8pm to 11pm
Where: Grappa’s Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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