Top 10 Things to Do in Hong Kong, November 6 to 14
Friday 11/6 Deep Sea Fishing In the wake of last month’s release of their debut album, “Northern Tower,” folk-rock band Stranded Whale is performing with special guest Subyub Lee. Their band name couldn’t get more hipster: They say that while stranded whales are alone, helpless and doomed to die, they are also on the edge of freedom. That’s deep.
Saturday 11/7 Pride, Not Prejudice This year’s Hong Kong Pride Parade is themed “Yell Out for Equality” and has a giraffe mascot—something to do with the Chinese idiom of waiting so long that one’s neck grows long, as a representation of the long and bitter battle against LGBT discrimination in Hong Kong. There’s also an after-party at Propaganda: Go for the drinks, stay for the drag. Dress code: “Funny Yellow”. Parade: 2pm from Victoria Park to Tamar Park; hkpride.net. Afterparty: 10pm, LG/F, 1 Hollywood Rd., Central; $120 from firstname.lastname@example.org, $140 at the door; includes two drinks and a gift.
Sunday 11/8 Ibiza Shore Think beaches, bikinis and Balearic beats: The Spanish Chamber of Commerce is hosting Ibiza Party, a two-day fiesta with DJs, live art, lots of food and booze, and a paella cook-off. If you wear white, you’ll be entered into a prize draw. White T-shirt party! Nov 7-8. Mavericks, Pui O Beach, Lantau. $180 from eventbrite.hk, includes two drinks and tapas.
Monday 11/9 Bob’s Your Uncle Carnaby Street is in town this week for A Slice of London, filling Chater Garden with British festivities, food and fun: Quizzes, pub games, selfies with a London bus replica, and lots of British shopping. There’ll also be a pop-up pub for all your warm beer needs. But where are all the benefit scroungers and racists? Nov 9-14, 11am-10pm. Chater Garden, Central. Free.
Tuesday 11/10 Slaughter the Set
Aussie metalcore band I Killed the Prom Queen headlines at Hidden Agenda as part of their Beloved Asia Tour. Hong Kong bands Acting We Acting and Shepherds the Weak will also be shredding their instruments (and voices). Prepare your hair… 8pm. Hidden Agenda, 2A, Winful Industrial Building, 15-17 Tai Yip St., Kwun Tong, 9088-8950. $280 from ticketflap.com/ikpqlive; $320 at the door.
Wednesday 11/11 Bonding Time The new Bond movie “Spectre” is out this week: Now head over to Happy Valley for Bond-related festivities. Bond at the Valley brings to the racecourse classic British food, special cocktails, “Spectre” tickets and (of course) go-go dancers dressed as Bond girls. Doors open 5:15pm; races begin 7:15pm. Happy Valley Racecourse. $10 at the door.
Thursday 11/12 Shabbat ShaBAM! This month PMQ is hosting an Israeli Design pop-up shop. Products range from traditional hand-crafted accessories to cutting-edge jewelry and design—go check it out! Through Nov 19; closed Mon and Tue. Shop 504, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St., Central.
Friday 11/13 How Bazaar Yep, it’s already that time of the year: Christmas shopping season. Head over to the 29th edition of the legendary annual AWA Charity Bazaar, where with any luck you’ll find an antique necklace that some stallholder didn’t manage to sell the first 28 times around. 11:30am-8:30pm. PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St., Central.
Saturday 11/14 Oms and Noms Center your chakra all day at Your Escape: Yoga & Wellness Festival, where yogis of all levels will gather to learn and practice their
tree poses while munching on healthy snacks. It’s healthtastic! 10am-11pm. New Central Harbourfront. Free; register at classcruiser.com/yourescape.
Don't Miss Parks and Creation Get yourself to Causeway Bay for Arts in the Park Mardi Gras 2015: This year the arts festival is all about visualizing stories and creating art from classical music. Works featured include Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” and “The Carnival of Animals” by Saint-Saens. And yes, there will be giant puppets... Nov 14-15. Various locations including Victoria Park, Causeway Bay.