Five things to do in Hong Kong over the wet weekend to wipe away the weather blues

Heavy showers and thunderstorms may be forecast for Saturday and Sunday, but don’t let that put a dampener on your weekend plans. Check out our list of things to keep your days entertaining and dry

PUBLISHED : Friday, 02 June, 2017, 12:10pm
UPDATED : Friday, 02 June, 2017, 2:45pm

1. Cinema

There’s no better way to spend a wet weekend than with popcorn in hand, catching up on the latest films. If you’re a DC Extended Universe fan, check out the much anticipated Wonder Woman, which hit cinemas this week. If well-choreographed fight scenes, a fantastic score, and a badass leading female superhero get your heart pumping, then this film is for you.

If action movies are not your cup of tea, check out acclaimed Swedish melodrama A Man Called Ove, or one of Anton Yelchin’s final performances in Porto.

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2. Exhibition

See the city from a new perspective in the “Hong Kong Upside Down” exhibition at the Blue Lotus Gallery in Chai Wan. Photographers Tugo Cheng and Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze have joined forces to offer a bird’s-eye perspective on Hong Kong and capture our vertical city from the ground up.

Where: Blue Lotus Gallery, 1606 Chai Wan Industrial City, Phase 1, 60 Wing Tai Road, Chai Wan (take minibus 62 from Heng Fa Chuen MTR station, alight at Chai Wan Industrial City)

When: Until June 24

Cost: Free admission

Inquiries: Visit www.bluelotus-gallery.com

3. Comedy

After a night of laughs? Check out Hong Kong’s only regular bilingual comedy night this Saturday. The showcase includes a mix of international and local comics performing in their native tongue. Head to the Orange Peel Music Lounge to enjoy English-language comedy from 8pm, before Cantonese comics take to the stage later in the evening. Comics include Catie Wang, Craig Schuster, Eman Lam, Maitriyi and Steven Ng.

Where: Orange Peel Music Lounge, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D’Aguilar St, Central

When: 8pm

Cost: HK$160 at door

4. Theatre

On a 15-month global tour, the classic American musical West Side Story has stopped in Hong Kong for three weeks only. Almost 60 years after its Broadway debut, the tragic tale focusing on a group of delinquent locals and a newcomer still resonates today. Shows run at 2pm and 7.45pm on Saturday, and 1pm and 6pm on Sunday.

Where: Lyric Theatre, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai

When: Until June 11

Cost: HK$445-HK$995

Inquiries: 3128 8288

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5. Food

Picture this – 12 contestants going head-to-head to see who can finish one of Hong Kong’s biggest burgers. Head to Burger Joys in Wan Chai to see who will be crowned king and queen of Hong Kong’s International Burger Eating Competition on Sunday. Contestants’ stomachs will be put to the test, having to down two buns, eight dense layers of beef patties and a multitude of toppings to win the title.

Where: Burger Joys, G/F, De Fenwick, 42-50 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai

When: 3pm

Cost: Free admission