Top 10 Things to Do in Hong Kong, July 10-18
A water carnival by the beach, live DJ beats on a junk and frozen tropical cocktails—it must be summertime in Hong Kong. Plus, don't miss the Book Fair and the Ani-Com.
Listen Up! Japanese Band Night For Nepal is a charity gig at the Fringe Club featuring four Hong Kong-based Japanese bands—Nana, Jitterbug, Mahotriho and Blue Beat. All proceeds go to the Red Cross.
9:30pm. 2 Lower Albert Rd., Central, 2521-7251. $140 at the door, including a drink.
Can’t take the heat? Head to the Endless Summer at The Pulse water carnival—there’ll be water gun fights, water soccer and even water bowling. Prefer to stay dry? Look out for outdoor screenings and DJ shows alongside food and booze.
Jul 11, 18 & 25, noon-8pm. Rooftop, The Pulse, 28 Beach Rd., Repulse Bay.
Did no one invite you to any junks this year? Lucky for you, the Sol Passion Music 2 Year Anniversary Junk Boat Party is open to all. DJ and music production school Sol Passion is celebrating its second birthday with a junk offering free-flow drinks, food and the opportunity to make tunetastic friends.
10am. Pier 9, Central. $600 from www.eventbrite.hk.
Sit back, relax and laugh your beer bellies off watching the stars of Australia’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow at the Fringe Club.
Jul 13-17, 8pm. 2 Lower Albert Rd., Central, 2521-7251. $250-350 from www.hkfringeclub.com.
Head to The Woods for its Tropical Tuesdays summer promo. What’s on the cards? All summer long there’ll be frozen cocktails like pineapple margaritas, boozy ice cones and more, created by a different guest bartender every week.
Through Aug 25. 17 Hollywood Rd., Central, 2522-0281.
It’ll be a visual and tasteful feast at Chinese Contemporary Art Meets Italian Wine, the closing event of the Made in Italy festival. Celebrate the cultural exchange between China and Italy by checking out contemporary Chinese artwork… while sipping on Italian booze. It’s a great combo, if you ask us.
7-9pm. Art Futures Group, 5/F, 8 Wyndham St., Central. $200; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woobar has launched Show Off Your Shades, a sunglasses-themed afternoon tea. Yes, you read that right—inspired by four designer brand sunnies, the event will feature sunglasses (natch) as well as nibbles like an apple cider sphere cake and Japanese-inspired cocktails.
Through July, Mon-Fri, 2:30-6pm. W Hotel, 1 Austin Rd. West, West Kowloon, 3717-2889. $418 per person.
Not only does the annual Hong Kong Book Fair offer countless books for your perusal, but you can also check out writer forums. Today, catch the panel discussion “How and What and Why do Writers Write?” (5-7pm). No, seriously, whyyy?
Jul 15-21. Theatre 1, HKCEC, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai. $25 at the door.
Nightlife promoters BMC and Push are bringing their EDM antics to town at the Dimensions Festival 2015 Hong Kong Launch Party at Social Room. Don’t like EDM? Stay away.
10:30pm. 3/F, Won Hing Building, 74-78 Stanley St., Central. $150 at the door, including a drink.
See local mainstay DJ Frankie Lam at Dimensions
Mark Your Calendar
Time to don your +1 Armor of Nerdery. Now in its 17th year, the Ani-Com and Games returns in all its intricate cosplay glory. It’s an entertainment-packed weekend with dancing, singing, figure-designing, cosplaying and way more for the geek in all of us.
July 24-28, 10am-9pm. Hall 1, HKCEC, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai. $35 at the door.