10 Best Things to Do in Hong Kong This Week
Darth Vader meets juicy burgers and Casa Tapas Bar will turn gay.
1. Friday, December 4
To celebrate the opening of a third location (and the upcoming “Star Wars” flick), Butchers Club Burger is hosting A Trip to the Darkside at their new Tsim Sha Tsui location. Expect beer, burgers, live music and Darth Vader. 6pm | K11 Courtyard, 18 Hanoi Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui.
2. Saturday, December 5
Swedish experimental electronic musician Lars Åkerlund performs in Noise to Signal 0.32: Abstraction at Focal Fair, a new venue that’s all about artsy hipster stuff. He’ll be supported by Japanese DJ Sniff, American drummer Shane Aspegren and homegrown electronic artists Nerve and No One Pulse. 8:30pm | Focal Fair, 28/F, Park Avenue Tower, 5 Moreton Terrace, Causeway Bay.
3. Sunday, December 6
Silent Disco Yoga is back, this time with two one-hour sections, Jivamukti (aka compassionate yoga) with disco, and Yin (aka restorative yoga) without disco, both led by Nora Lim. Bring your own mat. 4-5pm (Jivamukti) | 5:15-6:15pm (Yin) | Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, Eastern St. North, Sai Ying Pun.
4. Monday, December 7
Did you forget to light a candle yesterday for the first day of Hanukkah? Do it for the holiday spirit and light one for today, too. Not Jewish? Don’t worry, your mother is probably still disappointed in you.
5. Tuesday, December 8
he end of the year is approaching—what to do with that last bit of annual leave? Hop on a ferry to Macau, and watch legendary illusionist Franz Harary blow your mind at The House of Magic. One ticket gets you three different magic shows, featuring four different magicians. 5pm, 7pm, 9pm daily | Studio City Macau, Estr. Flor de Lotus, Macau.
6. Wednesday, December 9
A selection of the world’s finest jockeys comes to Happy Valley to battle for supremacy in the 2015 Longines International Jockeys’ Championship. And the best part? We’re treating you to the whole night! 5:30-9:30pm | Happy Valley Racecourse | Register at promotions.hk-magazine.com/hw-ijc for free admission, beer and a set of fine foods from around the world.
7. Thursday, December 10
Guerilla is back for the 14th time, turning yet another straight bar gay. This time Casa Tapas Bar is in the pink crosshairs, and there’ll be craft beers and tapas from around the world to satiate your ale and meat fix. 6-9pm | Casa Tapas Bar, 14-16 Woo Hop St., Kennedy Town.
8. Friday, December 11
XXX Gallery hosts a book launch party for the release of “Paul’s Records: How a refugee from the Vietnam War found success selling vinyl on the streets of Hong Kong,” a biography of legendary vinyl shop owner Paul Au Tak-shing. There’ll be readings by author Andrew Guthrie and you can meet Paul himself. 7-9 pm | XXX Gallery, B/F, 353-363 Des Voeux Rd. West, Shek Tong Tsui.
9. Saturday, December 12
Style by Asia is hosting Style Walk to expose us to local indie brands and designers. Categories include interior design, art, photography, men’s and women’s fashion, shoes and bling. The event is hosted all over town, so read up on venues before you go.
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