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Top 10 Things to Do in Hong Kong, July 24-Aug 1

Rain got you down? Cheer yourself up with hipster shopping, southern fried chicken and stand-up comedy.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 22 July, 2015, 10:20am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 4:46pm

Friday 7/24

This is your last chance to see “Beauty and the Beast,” staged at the Venetian to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Do it… before the petals drop off the rose or whatever.
Through Jul 26. Venetian Theatre, The Venetian, Estrada da Baía de N. Senhora da Esperança, Taipa, Macau, (+853) 2882-8888. $280-680 from

Photo: Amy Boyle

Saturday 7/25

Following a successful first run, the Hollywood Road Market returns to please all shopaholics. Browse racks of indie Hong Kong labels like handbag and scarf designer The Dot, ethical products from PhatRice, men’s shirts from Rcano, summer hats and shoes from Solidayz and more.
Jul 25-26, 11am-8pm. 210 Hollywood Rd., Sheung Wan. Free.

Sunday 7/26

Ho Lee Fook is doing a special collab with Melbourne restaurant Belle’s Hot Chicken. For $350, you’ll get a taste of the southern fried chicken Belle’s is famous for—you can have it served southern style, or with Texas hot sauce.
6pm. 1 Elgin St., Central, 2810-0860. $350 per person; no reservations. 

Monday 7/27

Limewood is putting on a second session of Yogi Monday. Expect an hour-long yoga session on The Pulse’s rooftop, followed by a healthy dinner where you can also sip Nood’s cold-pressed juices and talk about your good life choices.
6pm. Shop 103-104, The Pulse, 28 Beach Rd., Repulse Bay, 2866-8668. $590 per person.

Tuesday 7/28

Today is your last chance to catch Ani-Com and Games in all its intricate cosplay glory. It’s packed with dancing, singing, figure-designing and way more for the geek in all of us.
Jul 24-28, 10am-9pm. Hall 1, HKCEC, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai. $35 at the door.

Wednesday 7/29

Hop aboard the Sai Kung Boat Tour to explore the waters, visit abandoned Yim Tin Tsai, see the caves on Jin Island, then head to Sharp Island to check out “elephant nose rock” and the area’s famous geopark.
Jul 29, Aug 2, 5, 8 & 12, 9:25am. Meeting point: Wu Kai Sha MTR. $200 on weekdays; $220 on weekends, from

Thursday 7/30

Comedy HK is hosting another edition of Chungking Comedy at the Delhi Club. Fill up on curry and then laugh the night away with the city’s best stand-ups. Bottled beers are $20 all night.
3/F, Block 3, Chungking Mansions, 38-44 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2368-1682. $100 from

Friday 7/31

Grand Lapa Macau is doing a special staycation deal throughout the summer. For $1,588, stay at one of the hotel’s deluxe city view rooms and get $500 credit for its restaurants and spa. We’re big fans of the pool—don’t miss out.
Through Sep 6. 956-1110 Avenida Da Amizade, Macau, (853) 2856-7888,

Saturday 8/1

Indie three-piece New Youth Barbershop is known for holding gigs at surprising locations, and this time the band is doing two morning shows at Jyut Wan Go Zo, an old-school karaoke venue on Temple Street. To book, email your last will and testament to organizers. No, seriously.
Aug 1-2, 11am. 53-57 Temple St., Yau Ma Tei. $120; email [email protected].

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