Top 10 Things to Do in Hong Kong, May 29-June 6
This week, head to a sweaty indie gig, a cocktails-and-hair affair, a festival on a rooftop and a rum extravaganza—but don't forget to pay your respects at the candlelit vigil remembering the Tiananmen Square massacre on June 4.
Hit up The Yacht Week Prosecco Party at Panevino, put on to celebrate the opening of the event’s Thailand route. There’ll be free-flow Prosecco for two hours. Don’t know what The Yacht Week is? Picture a group of sexy, bronzed, toned people sailing on a yacht by day and partying on beaches by night. Alternatively, you could always get a junk for $300 per head.
8-10pm. 36-40 Tung Lo Wan Rd., Tai Hang. $220 at the door.
Are you ready for more Le French May madness? French electronic music collective Valerie is putting on a party at Zafran to celebrate its 8th birthday.
10pm-2am. B/F, 43-45 Wyndham St., Central. $150 from www.ticketflap.com.
No, Sweaty and Cramped #3 isn’t your next house party. Local bands will perform at Hidden Agenda, including indie noise band David Boring and folk-rock five-piece Stranded Whale.
8-9pm. 2A, Wing Fu Industrial Building, 15-17 Tai Yip St., Kwun Tong. $120 at the door.
Motorino’s Ship Street branch has launched a special promo. For $158, you’ll get free-flow aperol spritz or draft beer pretty much all day long. The perfect reason to play hooky after lunch…
Through Sep 15, Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm. 15 Ship St., Wan Chai, 2520-0690.
You go out too much and don’t get enough rest. Take a break, will you?
Blowdry bar Airplay is hosting a Summer Styling session at Solas. Sip on cocktails and nibble on canapés while getting a quick updo from stylists on site. If that’s not enough to pique your interest, there’s a lucky draw, too.
7-9pm. G/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham St., Central. RSVP at tiny.cc/airplay.
This year marks the 26th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre of June 4, 1989. As in years past, a candlelight vigil will be held at Victoria Park to remember those who lost their lives.
8pm. Victoria Park, Causeway Bay.
Dance and tech come together in the LCSD’s Dance x Multimedia program. The three-show series begins with “Encoded” from Australia’s Stalker Theatre Company, an aerial dance performance presented against a shimmering starry backdrop.
Jun 5-6, 8pm. Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd., Kwai Chung. $130-280 from urbtix.hk.
Music and cultural festival Roofest is back for its summer edition. Expect to see an extensive lineup of DJs including legendary local mainstay Roy Malig. Shop for vinyl CDs and illustrations, plus nibble on popcorn and candy floss—all in an industrial building in Kwun Tong.
3-11:30pm. Easy Building, 140 Wai Yip St., Kwun Tong. $182 from www.eventbrite.hk. BYOB (no glass bottles).
The Honi Honi Rum Fest returns for a third year, a two-day extravaganza celebrating rum in all its delicious, boozy glory. Sample more than 90 different types of rums, including some varieties that have never been brought to Hong Kong before. Munch on Hawaiian poke from Pololi and educate yourself on the sugarcane tipple courtesy of expert Ian Burrell, who will be giving masterclasses.
May 30, 1pm. Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge, 3/F, Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington St., Central, 2353-0885. Free entry.