Top 10 Things to Do in Hong Kong, November 13 to 21
Friday 11/13 Cut Then Dried Flawless Spa is bringing barber duo Cuts & Glory in for a special Groom Room this week, with wet shaves, haircuts and quick massages for men. It’s perfect for keeping your moustache suave this Movember—unless you’re going full wookie. Through Nov 15. Flawless Spa, 4/F, Sea Bird House, 22-28 Wyndham St., Central, 2869-5868. Wet shaves from $300, cuts from $250.
Saturday 11/14 Check Out These Salty Balls The Hong Kong Beach Water Polo Association is hosting a two-day beach festival, with free crossfit classes led by Crossfit852, dodgeball matches and of course, the third annual International Hong Kong Beach Water Polo tournament. To kick off the festivities, there’ll be a boozy party with beach games and a live DJ. Nov 14-15; games and classes 9am-5pm, party Nov 14 4:30-7pm. Repulse Bay Beach. Free entry.
Sunday 11/15 Untzzzzzzzzz... Those hungry for more (and lazier) beats on a Sunday can be satiated at Vibes’ chill-out party Disco Naps, which sees Cliché Records’ resident DJs on the decks. 5pm. Vibes, 5/F, The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2315-5999. $60 for one drink, $100 for two.
Monday 11/16 Rum-a-Dum-Dum Yep, it’s Monday, and Rummin’ Tings is back with its weekly Quiz Night. First place winner gets a voucher for $500, second place gets a bottle of rum and even if you come in last you still get to play a little rum roulette. 8pm. Rummin’ Tings, 28 Hollywood Rd., Central, 2523-7070. Register at email@example.com.
Tuesday 11/17 Baddie Beatdown This year’s Hong Kong Open Badminton Championships comes with a grand prize of some $2.7 million this year, which is drawing in the top players from all over the world. Go watch them bat those shuttlecocks, if you know what we mean... Nov 17-22. Hong Kong Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd., Hung Hom. $40-680 from urbtix.hk.
Wednesday 11/18 Le French Film It’s not May, but the HK French Film Festival opens tonight with “L’Hermine” (Courted), a multi-award-winning comedy drama all about a severe judge who doesn’t believe in leniency. But then he meets a woman he once loved and of course his life flips upside down, because what else is supposed to happen? 7:20pm. AMC Pacific Place, 1/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway Rd., Admiralty. $95 from amccinemas.com.hk. More info from hkfrenchfilmfestival.com.
Thursday 11/19 Beer Belly Brewin’ Start drinking right after hump day with the Hong Kong Pub Crawl: Expect $20 beers and $30 cocktails at four bars, and VIP entry to a mystery club. Mystery! 9pm. Crawl starts at Baby Buddha, 18 Wo On Lane, Central. $100, $180 with t-shirt from hongkongpubcrawl.net.
Friday 11/20 Belligerently British After serving up “A Slice of London,” we’re getting the full boozy beauty of the UK: Best of British Drinks Experience is a three-night event full of food and festivities, including a stand-up show on Friday, live music on Saturday and a bartending competition on Sunday. Nov 20-22, 5-10pm. Chater Garden, Chater Rd., Central. Free.
Saturday 11/21 Hipster Music White Noise Records is holding a store renewal party with live bands from Tokyo and the SAR, live DJs and lots of records to buy and exchange. Oops—did we just dig up the underground music scene? 2-10pm. 1/F, 720 Shanghai St., Prince Edward, 2591-0499. Free; BYOB.
Don't Miss... Lan Kwai Drum Koreaphiles rejoice: LKF is celebrating its 14th annual Lan Kwai Fong Carnival, and this year’s theme is all things Korea. Besides the usual booze, food and performances, Wo On Lane is gonna get a Myeong-dong makeover to sell skincare, make-up and fashion products. There’ll be K-pop dancers, singers and bands, along with drummers and Taekwondo masters. So pull out your Hanboks and brush up on your Korean drinking games, because why not? Nov 21-22. Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Free entry.