Top 10 Things to Do in Hong Kong, June 19-27
It's another week jam-packed with fun things to do: a music jam with wine tasting, a selfie exhibition, flip cup—plus beloved amusement park Lai Yuen makes a return.
Events promoter DJ Revolution joins forces with Steve Aoki’s record label Dim Mak Records to bring us Toronto-based Autoerotique, who’s set to spin signature electro, techno and house beats at Bungalow.
11pm. Shop 2, G/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham St., Central, 2623-7868. $150 from www.eventbrite.com.
Hong Kong-bred, London-based indie folk songstress Emmy the Great ventures back to her hometown for a gig. This time, she’s singing at indie label Love Da Records’ super-hipster venue in San Po Kong.
8pm. Unit A, 14/F, Chiap King Industrial Building, 114 King Fuk St., San Po Kong. $180 at the door.
The two best things in life come together at Orange Peel’s Wine Music Jam. An open mic event encouraging budding musicians to perform, there’ll be different varieties from Kiwi wine importer Wine ‘n’ Things.
3-8pm. 2/F, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D’Aguilar St., Central. $80 at the door, including one tasting glass.
If you’ve been outside at all in the last few weeks, you’ll have noticed that it’s summer. Sticky, sticky summer. Today is this Summer Solstice, which marks the longest day of the year. Just means there’s more time for day-drinking…
Take some time out from selfie-taking and check out “100 Self-Portraits of Hongkongese” at PMQ. What’s in store? You guessed it—a selection of selfies taken by 100 Hongkongers. HongkongERS. Not ESE. How many times do we have to say it?
Through Jun 26, noon-8pm. Room S201, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St., Central.
Catch a charity film screening of 1983 classic comedy “Trading Places,” starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy as a banker and street hustler who swap lives. The event benefits Hagar International, which helps women and children across Asia who have suffered abuse.
6:30-10:30pm. Frites, 1/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington St., Central. $500 from www.eventbrite.hk, including food and drink.
Want to re-live those carefree college days? Head to Flip Cup Thursdays at Play. Arrive in a team of five and get ready to compete against 15 other teams. Then pass out and wake up with a murderous hangover. Ah, carefree college days!
10pm. 1/F, On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central.
Hong Kong kids will remember the Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park, aka Lai Yuen, which closed down in ‘97. It’s back this summer as the “Lai Yuen Super Summer 2015” pop-up, with rides inspired by the original park and plenty of kitsch details. Move over, Disney!
Jun 26-Sep. Central Harbourfront. Free entry; Game tokens from $10.
Cider brand Somersby is putting on #ThatWeekendFeeling, featuring a pop-up truck in Causeway Bay offering free apple cider for all! You can’t say no to that. Unless you’ve reached #peakhashtag, in which case you might have more of a problem.
Jun 27-28, noon-8pm. Excelsior Plaza, 24-26 East Point Rd., Causeway Bay. Free.
If you haven’t caught “The Sound of Music” yet, this weekend’s your last chance. Coming straight from the West End’s Palladium Theatre, the international tour of this old-school Rodgers and Hammerstein production has teamed up with the HK Youth Arts Foundation to cast Hong Kong children to play the Von Trapp kids. You’ll be 16 going on 17 all over again.
Through Jun 21. Lyric Theatre, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd., Wan Chai. $395-995 from www.hkticketing.com.