Top 10 Things to Do in Hong Kong, June 26-July 4
Soul legends, jazz jammin', all-night cruise ship boozing and pool parties: It's another unmissable week in the SAR.
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.
Whether you’re a jazz lover or jazz noob, head to this Jazz Night hosted by the Hong Kong Art and Design Community for a jam session. There will be musicians there—but you’re welcome to try playing too. BYOB, some instruments provided.
7:30-10:30pm. 14/F, Foo Tak Building, 365-367 Hennessy Rd., Wan Chai. Free; email [email protected].
Legendary 70s R&B and soul group The Stylistics comes all the way from Philadelphia to perform for one night only. Don’t you miss old-school tunes like “You Make Me Feel Brand New”?
8pm. Rotunda 3, 6/F, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive. $680-980 from www.hkticketing.com.
For the past few weeks, Hong Kong-based online fashion retailer Grana has been hosting a pop-up store to show off its new Chinese silk collection. There are more than a dozen colors in nine styles, plus the brand’s signature T-shirts and jeans.
Through Jul 19. PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St., Central.
If you haven’t checked out newly revamped LKF mainstay Post 97, now’s a good time—the joint has launched Beer and Parma Tuesday. For $188, you get a London Pride beer, plus Aussie fave chicken parmigiana with fries. Bonza!
5-10:30pm. 9-11 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 2810-9331.
Still going on regular old junk trips? You’re so last year. Beatship is an all-nighter taking place on Star Cruise’s SuperStar Virgo. Expect live EDM beats, dance performances and a ton of booze. The boat will sail into the South China Sea and spend the night there before coming back the next morning.
Check-in from 6pm; sails at 9pm. Boarding at Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 7-27 Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui. $1,020-2,720 from www.starcruises.com/beatship.
Hit Le Boudoir for new Wednesday promo Discophilia. Be ready to throw some shapes on the dance floor—disco hits will be blasting all night long. Try the specially created Bad Girl cocktail ($99), made with vanilla vodka, chambord, grapefruit, lime, honey syrup, rosemary and egg white.
10pm onwards. B/F, 65 Wyndham St., Central, 2530-3870.
Ovolo Southside now boasts LGBT night Glo every Friday at its lobby lounge. Frustrated by the lack of nice venues and quality music in the city’s gay scene, the organizers want to bring the community together to make this the hottest gay night in town.
10pm-late. 64 Wong Chuk Hang Rd., Wong Chuk Hang.
British clothing label Jack Wills is throwing a party at the Crowne Plaza’s rooftop pool. Beer pong and a water balloon fight are in the cards, and everyone gets two William and Kate-themed cocktails for free. Best of all, there’ll be bacon butties!
5-11pm. 28/F, Crowne Plaza, 8 Leighton Rd., Causeway Bay. $250 from Jack Wills stores, including Shop L02, 77 Leighton Rd., Causeway Bay.
Taco truck-inspired restaurant Boomshack teams up with the craft beer maestros at Hopleaf to bring us a July 4 Beach Extravaganza in Shek O. Get your fill of burgers, hotdogs and top-notch craft brews. There will be games, giveaways and loads of hipsters. Yeah, ’Murica!
Jul 4, noon-5:30pm. Shek O Beach. $600 from hopleaf.hk. Free shuttle bus from Central.