A Michelin-Starred Garden Party, 3D Printing With Your Kids, and 7 Other Things to Do in Hong Kong This Week
The best of what's going on in Hong Kong from June 17-25.
Friday 17/6 Catch a free screening of "On the Bride's Side"
The Refugee Art Movement presents a screening of “On the Bride’s Side,” an internationally crowdfunded documentary that follows a group of refugees, poets and journalists who travel the 3,000km from Syria to Sweden—by posing as a fake wedding party.
Saturday 18/6 Cycle through some vinyasas at Rumi X's Feel Good Day launch party
Join activewear brand Rumi X for their Feel Good Day launch party and you’ll walk out feeling good: Featuring free yoga and meditation classes by studios Barre 2 Barre, Yoga Aloha and others, and a marketplace of health-conscious local vendors, this weekend-long yoga festival will be all you need to soothe your soul.
Sunday 19/6 Make your pappy proud!
It’s Father’s Day! There are plenty of ways to prove to poppa you care: Spend the day hiking, take him out for a steak dinner or just do whatever he wants to do, whether it’s sitting silently together individually reading, or catching the US Open. Time is valuable, and he’s invested enough of his raising you.
Monday 20/6 Meet photographer and multimedia artist Walid Raad
Leading contemporary photographer and multimedia artist Walid Raad will be in Hong Kong to talk about his upcoming collaboration with the Louvre Museum in Paris and growing arts initiatives in cities such as Abu Dhabi, Doha and Beirut. Informed by his upbringing in Lebanon during the civil war and the military presence in the Middle East, his work has been exhibited at The Whitney Biennial, the MoMA and the Venice Biennale.
Tuesday 21/6 Have a Wes Anderson-themed dinner and a show
Oscar-nominated “Moonrise Kingdom,” Wes Anderson’s beautiful brown-toned ode to innocence and young (very young) love, gets the dinner-and-a-movie treatment, with a screening and a four-course-dinner at Cuore Private Kitchen.
Wednesday 22/6 Take in some jazz
The Hong Kong Big Band Jazz Federation’s Jazz Summer Festival is three days of swingin’ jazz standards: Their Wednesday night has longtime jazz pianist, composer, and instructor Richard Sussman leading a program that first takes the audience through the evolution of big band in the 21st century, as well as delving into Japanese pop classics with big band orchestration.
Thursday 23/6 Enjoy a fine dining garden party
A garden party, with six food and wine pairing booths, a live DJ and parlor games: it’s the first ever two-day Sip and Savour in the Garden Festival at the Michelin-starred Seasons by Olivier E. Guests will start the evening by mixing their own bellinis and end it with a single malt Scotch paired with a cheese selection from Les Frères Marchand—and in-between, it’s pairing after pairing.
Friday 24/6 Find your new favorite band at the Fringe
Join the Fringe as they continue their search for new, untapped local talent by hitting their Open Stage, where two up-and-coming indie bands rock their brains out for your enjoyment. Edges and Corners are a four-piece post-rock/alternative/math-rock band, and May Contain Nuts… well, they may contain nuts, so bring your EpiPens.
Saturday 25/6 Print some memories in 3D at a family 3D printing workshop
Sure, we’ve all heard about 3D printing, and maybe some of us have access to a decent makerspace somewhere. But here’s a great opportunity to get your kids involved: MakerBay’s family 3D printing workshop allows you and your little one to use modeling software to design a physical object and print it on a real 3D printer. This might just be the beginning of a cool new family tradition.