Top 10 Things to Do in Hong Kong, May 15-23
An indie music extravaganza, pop-up shopping, free beer at happy hour and yoga on a stand-up paddle board—it's just another hectic week in Hong Kong.
Long week? Kickstart your weekend at Afterwork by Fufu, a newly launched shindig at Peel Fresco Music Lounge every Friday. There’s free tapas from 7-9pm, plus a lineup of DJs playing house music until late.
7pm. 9 Peel St., Central. Free entry.
An annual market peddling a little of everything, the Kowloon Bazaar hosts myriad local vendors selling everything from handicrafts and household items to fashion accessories and designer gear. Impulse-shop your heart out.
11am-8pm. The Mira, 118 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui. www.kowloonbazaar.com.
Some of the best choirs in Hong Kong are coming together on May 17 for Choir Aid: Namaste Songs for Nepal, a concert in aid of the victims of the recent Nepal earthquakes. Go see them sing, and donate what you can.
3:45pm. St. John's Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Rd., Central.
Online shopping mecca Zalora will be in brick-and-mortar form with a pop-up at Windsor House. Here’s the catch, though: while you get to try the clothes on, you still have to order the items online. Oh, well—you can’t have everything.
Through June, 11am-9:30pm. 311 Gloucester Rd., Causeway Bay.
Hit music venue The Warehouse for We Start From Here, a gig with pop-rockers Hydro-Balloon, indie rock four-piece Bittersweet (pictured), pop-punk group Stella, rock band Guan Yin and power-poppers Silhungmo.
7:30pm. 116 Aberdeen Main Rd., Aberdeen. Price TBA.
Hop over to our sister SAR for the three-day Macau International Clubbing Show and DJ Festival. Expect a roster of DJs hit the decks at Club Cubic. Who says you can’t go clubbing on a weekday in Macau? What are you, some kind of a schmuck?
May 19-21, 11pm. 2/F, Hard Rock Hotel, City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau, (+853) 6638-4999. $300 at the door, including a drink.
See DJ Katsu hit the decks in Macau
Beer brand Kronenbourg 1664 is doing four pop-up parties at different bars, all offering free beer and snacks. Coinciding with Le French May, all the venues will be decked out like small-town France, complete with live band performances and portrait artists.
May 20, 6 Degrees; May 21, AT Restaurant & Bar; May 27, Prince Lounge; May 28, Club 97. Free.
The Affordable Art Fair famously showcases a wide variety of art from $1,000 and up. Want to catch art trends before they go mainstream? Don’t miss out. Check out the kickoff party, “Art After Dark Evening” on May 22 at 6pm.
May 22-24. HKCEC, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai. $80-150 from www.hkticketing.com. affordableartfair.com/hongkong.
Get your abs ready: SUP Yoga classes are back for their Spring sessions. Participants do yoga on Stanley Main Beach—while stand-up paddleboarding. There are different classes: some are ideal for beginners while others focus on meditation or fitness.
May 16, 17, 24, 30, various times. $500 for 90-minute class, including board; email email@example.com.
Book Your Tickets
Nightlife promoter Bump is hosting Bump in the Water, an all-day pool party at the Silvermine Beach Resort. Get there early: you’ll get four free beers before noon; three if you show up before 1pm; and two if you amble along after that. Bump is known for throwing elaborate parties with hi-tech lighting, sounds and visuals—and of course, live DJ sets.
Update: The event has been postponed to June 13. 10am-7pm. DD2 Lot 648, Mui Wo, Lantau. $250 from www.ticketflap.com.