This week's best events
Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze’s most personal project to date, this new exhibition demonstrates his deepening roots in Hong Kong and Cantonese culture. Documenting visually striking street signs, Jacquet-Lagrèze began forming piecing together and forming sentences with photographs of individual characters resulting in poems that are both visual and linguistic.
The internationally-acclaimed immersive theatre experience, Fuerza Bruta Wayra, heads to MGM Cotai this summer. The show famously throws out the rulebook, boasting no seats, no fixed stage and photos are absolutely encouraged, audience members are as much a part of the event as the performing troupe. Combining the acrobatic agility of Cirque du Soleil with the electric energy of an EDM festival, Fuerza Bruta Wayra promises a high-octane evening unlike any other night at the theatre you’ve had before.
Known for his use of bold colours and playful imageries, popular Instagram photographer Thomas Fung is partnering with Via Tokyo and Oddies to present his first solo art exhibition, "Goal Digger", on June 28 to June 30. The exhibition is inspired by the goals people chase in our materialistic society, and challenges viewers to examine their own hearts through the art. Tickets are $120 per person and come with a special golden kakigori.
Beat the Summer heat with some of your favourite ice-cold brews. Packed with booths and vendors offering more than 100 variety of beers and bitters from around the world, head down to LKF for a boozy weekend and rock out to more than 20 amazing live bands. Featuring tantalising snacks to satisfy the munchies, fun arts and crafts stalls and interactive games, there's something for the whole family.
Head over to Eaton HK on June 29 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movement that ignited the modern gay liberation movement, the Stonewall Riots. The evening will kick off with a short screening of Stonewall clips, followed by a townhall discussion of hard-hitting topics that affect the LGBTQ+ community, and a queer art exhibit where you can meet and mingle with other people in the community. End the night with a pride party with songs and performances by queer musicians!
Forget drag brunches. Drag high teas are the newest fad in Hong Kong. High Tea Hong Kong hosts another edition of their Sunday party featuring some of the best drag queens from Drag Race Thailand Season 2: Kandy Zhyanide, famously an Ariana Grande impersonator, Khanna Warrior, Angele Ange and Mocha Diva, as well as a pit crew of boys in shorts. Look forward to a day complete with uncensored and completely outrageous performances hosted by Ian Christophre.
Looking for your next good read? From July 1 to August 31, Bookazine will be launching its first-ever charity book sale in Hong Kong. Swing by one of its three branches to buy books up to 70% off, and read for a worthy cause this summer. All proceeds will go towards Room to Read, a leading global nonprofit which has transformed the lives of over 16.8 million children through literacy and education. Donation boxes will be also available in the stores if you want to make a direct gift to Room to Read.