10 Events For Your Diary This May

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Shi Fu Miz Festival - Spring 2019

Set on Cheung Chau island, Shi Fu Miz Festival is back for another year! The music and art project (created by the Hong Kong based creative agency: FuFu and music collective La Mamie’s from France) offers modern and original cultural activities, with a varied programme of everything from worldwide music to electronic music, combining live music, DJ sets and activities. Find more details on the lineup here.

When: Saturday, 4 May, 1pm to 12am; and Sunday, 5 May, 9am to 10pm
Where: Sai Yuen Farm, Cheung Chau Island, Sai Yuen, Hong Kong
How much: $580 for one-day weekend ticket (Saturday or Sunday); $880 for two-day weekend ticket. Get yours here!

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Movie Nights x Foxglove

Just the cure for your Monday night blues, Foxglove is back this month with a brand new movie screening. Head to Central to watch The Parent Trap, with snacks and a cocktail included! And if you miss out on this one, make sure to book in now for the screening of Dirty Dancing on Monday, 3 June.

When: Monday, 6 May, 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Where: Foxglove, 2/F Printing House, 6 Duddell Street / 18 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $300 (includes entrance, movie, two snacks and one cocktail). Get your ticket here!

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Urban Farm & Feast Market 2019

Join the hive at its Urban Farm & Feast Market for a day of fresh and local produce, chocolate making, cooking and urban farming workshops. It’s a chance to understand and appreciate where our food comes from by meeting the farmers, local businesses, organisations and providers that know it all. The day will also feature a free marketplace, along with workshops such as A Tasty Journey Into the World of Organics; Easy Healthy Salad with Fresca and Chocolate from Bean to Bar.

When: Saturday, 4 May, 10am to 4pm
Where: The Hive Sheung Wan, 33-35 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free to attend the market place, $100-$120 for workshops. Register and buy tickets here!

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Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Attending the Cheung Chau Bun Festival (a festival dedicated to the god, Pak Tai) is a rite of passage for any Hong Konger. Not only is it one of the city’s most unique festivals, but it also gives you an excuse to explore Cheung Chau. This gem of an island will burst with colour and life as the flurry of festivities sweeps through it this May, with everything from parades, costumes and lion dances taking place during the festival – not to mention the famed “bun scrambling competition”!

Sassy Tip: Ferries to and from Cheung Chau will be packed during the festival, so consider going early in the mornings or on weekdays.

When: Thursday, 9 May to Monday, 13 May
Where: Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong
How much: Free!

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Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2019

HK’s Affordable Art Fair bridges the gap between amazing art and accessibility by featuring artwork that ranges between $1,000 and $10,000 from a slew of international and local galleries. The fair embodies the point that art is for everyone and proves that superb art can come at any price tag. Whether you’re a collector who is just starting off, or you want to keep a finger on the pulse of who’s young and upcoming on the art scene, this fair is a refreshing way to expand your perceptions of art.

When: Thursday, 16 May to Sunday, 19 May
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $300 for opening night; $165 for public days. Get your tickets here!

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Jason Mraz Good Vibes 2019

The perfect sound track to enjoy for summer, don’t miss Jason Mraz performing live at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Grammy Award-winning “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up” singer is sure to be the perfect start to your weekend.

When: Friday, 17 May, 8pm to 10pm
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets range between $588 and $1,088. Get yours here!

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Sassy Mama Spring Marketplace

Join Team Sassy Mama for our Spring Mama Marketplace shopping event! Taking place on Saturday 25th May at the Hive Spring 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. There’ll be lots of chanceS to catch up with friends, meet the Sassy Mama team, and to browse products from a whole host of local Hong Kong businesses.

Be sure to register to keep up to date with information about what’s happening, who’ll be exhibiting and also to be the first to register for free kids entertainment and other fun activities. As an added bonus, the first 100 registered attendees who come on the day will receive a goody bag packed with treats from our amazing vendors!

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

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Young Master Invitational Beer Festival 2019

Back for its second edition, the Young Master Invitational Beer Festival is bringing together over 20 different brewers from around the world. Among the top rated in their regions, breweries from Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, USA, UK, Russia, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Beijing, Taiwan and Hong Kong will be showcasing over 160 different beers. There are four beer-style sessions at the festival: “Hoppys”, “Sessions & Strength”, “Sours”, and “Freestyle”, featuring tastings and exclusive festival beer glasses.

When: Saturday, 25 to Sunday, 26 May
Where: House 1881, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $380 for 1 Session; $650 for Saturday Pass/Sunday Pass (session 1+2/session 3+4); $1,100 for Weekend Pass (all 4 sessions). Get your ticket here!

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Hong Kong Podcast Festival (HK Podfest) - Candid Conversations

Love podcasts and love our city? Head down to Hong Kong’s inaugural Podcast Festival (HKPodfest) this month, which will showcase local podcasts live on stage.

Hear local podcasters and influencers interview and chat to intriguing guests on a variety of compelling topics, including our very own Surmayee Tetarbe (host of Sassy Speaks), Sara (host of Better in Bed), Aaron Stadlin Robbie (host of Talking Mental) and more.

When: Monday, 27 May, 7pm to 9pm
Where: Hong Kong Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road Central Hong Kong, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $120 ($96 for Fringe members). Get your tickets here!

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Le French May

The 2019 edition of Le French May promises to be jam packed with more than 120 exciting programmes across two months, showcasing artistic mastery in theatre, dance, music, and visual arts. Francophiles will be in heaven, but the festival is for anyone who wants to experience stimulating and awe-inspiring creativity

More information on the 2019 edition of Le French May can be found here, with everything happening from free performances and events, to artist collaborations and more. Of course, for many of us, a celebration of French culture needs to include its culinary splendour, so as part of this year’s Le French GourMay, over 100 participating restaurants will have special menus spotlighting the Loire Valley, and stores around town will showcase the finest ingredients and wines from the area.

When: Wednesday, 1 May to Sunday, 30 June
Where: Different venues according to exhibit/performance. Here’s a list of all the venues which are part of the festival.
How much: Ticketing prices vary depending on exhibit/performance. Discover the programme and book what you want here. Keep in mind that many art exhibitions are free!

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