Top 10 Things to Do in Hong Kong, June 5-13
Dolphin-watching, French TV screening on a rooftop, free Vietnamese snacks at happy hour and speed-dating—we have all the best events in the coming week sorted.
Do some good and join Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society’s boat tour. Learn more about the species and what we can do to help our super smart aquatic pals.
9am-1:30pm. Meet at Tung Chung MTR exit C. $250 per person; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 vinyls and illustrations, munch on popcorn and candy floss—all in a Kwun Tong industrial building.
3-11:30pm. Easy Building, 140 Wai Yip St., Kwun Tong. $182 from eventbrite.hk. BYOB (no glass bottles).
The Sai Kung Sunday Market brings all kinds of artisanal goodness—think wines, jams and cheeses as well as books. Unsure about venturing out in unpredictable weather? Don’t worry—the market takes place indoors at the Hong Kong Academy.
11am-5pm. 33 Wai Man Rd., Sai Kung. Free.
Hit up Azure for Rooftop Cinema By Moët and Chandon, featuring a screening of TV series “Jo”—France’s answer to “Law and Order.” There’s a pretty good happy hour to go with it too: $100 gets you four drinks and a dozen canapés.
Happy hour 6:30pm onwards; screening 7:30pm. 30/F, 33 Wyndham St., Central, 3518-9330. RSVP email@example.com.
Want to be the next JK Rowling… but don’t have an audience aside from your mom? The Hong Kong Writers’ Circle is hosting Summer Reading at Varga Lounge, where you’ll have the opportunity to read a short excerpt of your literary creation.
7-10pm. 36 Staunton St., Central. RSVP at eventbrite.hk.
Haven’t been to new resto Viet Kitchen yet? Head there for happy hour: you’ll get free snacks—like caramel chicken wings and a Vietnamese charcuterie plate—with any alcoholic drink purchase. There’s also a $188 “beer bucket” deal that includes six types of Vietnamese regional beers. Mot, Hai, Ba, YOOOO!
Through Jul 31, Mon-Sat, 5-7pm. Shop G04 & G06, G/F, Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Rd. Central, 2806-2068.
Events promoter All I Do is Party is bringing in DJ Willy Monfret to spin at Fly. Think his face looks familiar? Sharp-eyed hip-hop fans might have spotted him in Nicki Minaj’s music videos. Now’s your chance to get up close and personal...
10pm. 24-30 Ice House St., Central, 2810-9902. $300 at the door, including two drinks and two shots.
After a six-month break, indie gig space Musician Area is making a comeback with the June June June Music Party. The gig features a lineup of up-and-comers like rock band Alphabetical, gothic metal heads Amnesia and melodic rock five-piece Peri M.
8-11pm. Room C, 8/F, Morlite Building, 40 Hung To Rd., Kwun Tong. $100 at the door.
From early days on South Beach back in 1999, the world’s biggest dance music festival Ultra has made its way to Club Cubic. It’s gonna be a mecca for EDM lovers.
8pm. 2/F, Hard Rock Hotel, City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau, (+853) 6638-4999. $780-880 before Jun 9 from cubic-cod.com; $880 at the door.
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No luck on Coffee Meets Bagel? Go back to basics with events planner Bespoke Encounters, which is bringing us A Serendipitous Night—The Date Game, a speed-dating event open to 25- to 36-year-old singletons. You’ll be served dinner while “friendly games” take place.
Jun 21, 6-8pm. Location in confirmation email. $450, including dinner and a drink. Tickets from eventbrite.hk.