April has been and gone in a whirlwind and a new month is upon us! We’re looking to refresh and recharge our batteries with some amazing health and wellness events, whilst not forgetting to enjoy a tequila or two for Cinco de Mayo, toasting to World Whisky Day and, of course, finding our new fave vino with HK’s Rosé Revolution. May is here and the sun is (somewhat) shining, enjoy it, girls!
If you take the annual Cinco de Mayo festivities as an excuse to sink tequila shots and margaritas, along with enjoying endless Mexican food, this is the event for you! The late-night affair at Mezcalito is sure to go off, with the bars resident DJ, Ulysses and special guest DJ duo, Make Live, dropping Latin beats and hip hop all night – along with free flow drinks and Mexican snacks from 6:30pm to 10pm!
When: Friday, 5 May, 6:30pm-2am
Where: Mezcalito, 27/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $330 for advance tickets / $400 on the door (includes free flow drinks and Mexican snacks) – get your tickets here!
After its debut last year, Shi Fu Miz Festival is back this month at Life Base on Lantau. The art project was created to offer modern and original cultural activities in Hong Kong, so expect a weekend full of live music, yoga and meditation and arts and crafts, focusing on this year’s theme of ‘Japanese atmosphere.’
When: Saturday, 13 May-Sunday, 14 May
Where: Life Base, Pui O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
How much: $550 for two-day advance ticket / $700 for two-day last chance ticket / $350 for one-day advance ticket / $450 for one-day last chance ticket – get your tickets here! Don’t forget to bring your own tent, or you can rent a two-person tent for $700 or a family tent for $1,200.
Get out there and get active this month with HK’s largest health and wellness festival! Setting up camp at the West Kowloon Cultural District for the weekend, join in for a packed two-day schedule of yoga, meditation classes and workshops, an array of sports and activities to try and more than 60 health and wellness vendors.
When: Saturday, 27 May, at 12pm-Sunday, 28 May, at 6pm
Where: Nursery Park, West Kowloon, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $100 for a one-day pass / $150 for a two-day pass – get your tickets here!
For four nights this month, HK Players is presenting a double bill of hilarious one-act comedies. Featuring “The Virtuous Burglar”, by Dario Fo and Alan Ayckbourn’s “A Cut in the Rates,” it’s sure to be a laugh a minute! The perfect mid-week pick-me-up.
When: Wednesday, 17 May-Saturday, 20 May, 7pm-10pm
Where: McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $270 – get your tickets here!
We’re (somehow) almost half way through 2017 and if you’re in need of a little refresh, the Reset Retreat Weekend is for you. Recharge your batteries with yoga classes, float therapy and a three-day cleanse with Genie Juicery.
When: Friday, 19 May-Sunday, 21 May
Where: Pause HK For Natural Health and Fitness, 41-43 Graham Street, 16/F, Tin On Sing Commercial Building, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $2,700 Early Bird (before April 20th) / $3,000 Full Price – email [email protected] to book!
Are you a whisky lover? Join the global whisky celebration at Tiffany’s New York Bar, offering the biggest selection of independent bottlers and over 100 different whisky expressions. Tickets include a limited edition Glencairn, glass with a World Whisky Day engraving and a welcome whisky drink!
When: Saturday, 20 May, 4pm-9pm
Where: Tiffany’s New York Bar and Garden Lounge, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $150 – get your tickets here!
When the warm weather hits, there’s nothing better than a cold glass of rosé. Take in the sweeping views of Repulse Bay and try a curated selection of over 20 rosé pours, from dry to sparkling and including iconic labels such as Chapoutier and Gerard Bertrand. In keeping with the delicious drinks, don’t forget that the dress code is also pink!
When: Saturday, 27 May, 1pm-7pm
Where: The Repulse Bay, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Hong Kong
How much: $250 Early Bird / $350 Standard / $600 VIP – get your tickets here!
One of the UK’s most successful comedians is coming to the 852, so get your tickets now for a night full of laughs. Known for his hilarious stand-up shows, TV presenting and for poking fun at his poor mum, Russell Howard’s live show is sure to be a great night. Be warned though, he’s also notorious for picking on members of the audience!
When: Saturday, 27 May, 8pm-9:30pm
Where: Academic Community Hall, 224 Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: From $488 – get your tickets here!
Another international star is gracing the 852 with a performance for one-night only! Pitbull will be performing tracks from his latest album, Climate Change, though we secretly have our fingers crossed for a few of his old-school faves!
When: Monday, 29 May, 8pm-11pm
Where: AsiaWorld-Expo, Cheong Wing Road, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong
How much: $688 – $1,288.00 – get your tickets here!
We can’t believe it’s that time of the year again, but Dragon Boat season is upon us and, at the end of this month, the annual boat race will be taking over Stanley beach once more. Tuen Ng Festival will see 200 local and international teams participating in the action-packed races, so put the day off work to good use and go cheer the teams on!
When: Tuesday, 30 May, 8am-5pm
Where: Stanley Main Beach, Stanley, Hong Kong
How much: Free to attend!