Top 10 Things to Do in Hong Kong, May 22-30
A festival on the beach, bun fight on Cheung Chau, silent disco yoga and live jazz with a view—it could only be another hectic week in the SAR.
Veuve Clicquot is doing a string of promos for its Yellow is the New Black campaign. This weekend, hit up Tazmania Ballroom for the “Yellow Nights,” with special bottles all around. There are also Veuve happy hours at more than 10 bars, including Solas, Ozone and TOTT’s (daily, 6-9pm through May 31).
May 22-23. 1/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St., Central, 2801-5009. $150 at the door. Visit vcseason-asia.com.
Hit up Pui O for Made in Paradise Presents Summer Riot, a one-day festival put on by the local swimwear and streetwear label. Expect drinks from the likes of AmeriCraft and Kopparberg Cider and food from Mavericks, plus games, prizes and surprises. Any excuse to drink on the beach, right? The event will also see the launch of Made in Paradise's spring/summer 2015 collection, "Junk in the Trunk."
5-11pm. Pui O Beach. Free; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Yoga Room brings us an unlikely form of relaxation in its Silent Disco Yoga Class. You’ll have music and instructions coming through illuminated, wireless disco headsets.
6-7pm. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, Sai Ying Pun. $150 from www.eventbrite.hk. BYO yoga mat.
The annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival has evolved from its religious roots into the cultural celebration it is today, complete with bun-tower-climbing challenge, parades and dances aplenty. The festival is five days long, but you can spend the public holiday catching kung fu shows, a parade and more—plus all the bun-scrambling action (11:30pm-12:30am).
May 22-26. Cheung Chau. Bun challenge passes given out from 10pm onwards next to Pak Tai Temple; first-come, first served.
Kennedy Town neighborhood joint Forbes 36 has changed hands—and with it comes a brand new happy hour, with 30 percent off drinks. Grab a beer, order classic pub food like lamb curry... and watch gentrification happen right in front of your eyes.
Daily, 4-8pm. 36 Forbes St., Kennedy Town, 2813-5335.
Relax, Don’t Do it Take a mid-week break. Go home and have dinner with your family.
Manila-based indie jazz band Extrapolation is performing on Sevva’s terrace for three nights. A good view and live jazz— what more could you ask for?
May 28-30, 8pm. 25/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Rd., Central, 2537-1388. Free entry.
Hit up The Yacht Week Prosecco Party at Panevino, put on to celebrate the opening of its Thailand route. There’ll be free-flow Prosecco for two hours. What’s Yacht Week, you ask? Picture a group of bronzed, toned people sailing and partying. On the other hand, you could always get a junk for $300 per head.
8-10pm. 36-40 Tung Lo Wan Rd., Tai Hang. $220 at the door.
Hipster amalgamation alert! The Unknown Pleasures Rooftop Sessions are a series of events that offer a platform for young, up-and-coming musicians to perform live. Expect to see a lineup of DJs and rappers take to the stage. Watch this space for afterparty details.
BYOB. Location TBA. Free for the first 50 guests; $50 at the door otherwise.
Can’t decide which brunch spot to visit for overpriced eggs? Hushup is back with the Secret Brunch Club, which removes the element of choice completely. Expect free-flow everything, plus the queen of drag queens La Chiquitta and DJs from Cliche Records spinning live—but you won’t know where until the time comes. Hope you like surprises…
May 30. Brunch, 2-5pm; after-party, 5-8pm.$650 from hushup.hk.