The best things to do in Hong Kong this weekend
Thanks to his spot-on impressions and sound-effects work, the animated Pablo Francisco (known for his Comedy Central special, They Put It Out There) has won over audiences across North America and Europe. With an irreverent take on pop culture, especially his memorable spoof movie previews, Hongkongers can expect a long night of laughs.
Explore Wong Chuk Hang's and Tin Wan's massively exciting art scenes for the 2017 edition of South Island Art Day. Get involved with unique art and activities from 16 galleries and artist studios in the area including Blindspot Gallery, Rossi & Rossi and de Sarthe Gallery. With exhibition openings, art performances, guided tours, artist talks and a dedicated kid's corner, there's something for everyone down on the Southside.
The Price Tag singer has been making headlines in China recently following her win on Mainland TV show Singer – though why she took part in the first place is anyone’s guess –becoming the first international artist to compete and win that competition. Riding that wave of success, Jessie J is embarking on a world tour to promote her eagerly awaited fourth album, R.O.S.E. (which apparently stands for realisations, obsessions, sex and empowerment). Hongkongers can experience her powerhouse voice in person at AsiaWorld-Expo this September.
Asia's largest and most important tattoo convention returns bigger and better than ever. Renowned tattooists, enthusiasts showing off their full-body ink and spectacular art installations – these are some of the things you’ll find at Asia’s largest tattoo convention. Meet your tattoo artist heroes and grab the chance to get inked by them personally as well as pick up some locally designed merchandise and food. There’s even a kids’ zone, too.
Pop along to the quaint outlying island that is Peng Chau for a special festival showcasing the talents, crafts and local produce of the local community. At the market you’ll find 40 stalls offering a plethora of local organic vegetables and produce grown on the island including green papaya, carrots and tomatoes, hand-painted ceramics, as well as handmade soap using natural ingredients produced by local islanders. Back for its third year, the festival also aims to promote environmentally friendly practices and lifestyles so don't forget to bring your own cups and bags!
It’s not just any old race around the park – this one’s got stunning views to boot! Take part in this inaugural 7km race, which consists of doing two laps of the Peak Circle Trail staring and finishing at the Peak Galleria. It’s a fairly easy run since it’s mostly flat and on asphlat, perfect for those dipping the toes in the trail run scene or warming up to other bigger events. There’s also a fun and easy 3.5km family run/walk, as well as a 1km kid’s dash too.
Nominated for the West End's prestigious Olivier Awards, Potted Potter sees Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner rise to the daunting task of condensing all of the Harry Potter books – and a live game of Quidditch – into 70 minutes. People are Ravenclawing their screens to get tickets so they can Slytherin to the venue because they know they'll Gryffinroar with laughter and be, uh, Huffle... out of... puff afterwards?
Escape city life and find your inner peace at the non-stop two-day yoga event. Treat yourself with a good stretch and all kinds of meditation exercise classes - we’re talking hula-hoop dance, silent disco yoga and fun interactive art and music workshops. There are more than 60 classes to choose from and join, meet interesting individuals while picking up some healthy snacks, chic athletic gear and goodie bags. Remember to bring your own mat. Namaste.
Be moved by cinematic works of art that touch upon issues of prejudice and discrimination at Asia’s oldest LGBT-friendly film festival. Screening films fresh from the international film festival circuit, including Taiwanese drama Bao Bao and Ellen Page vehicle My Days of Mercy. Be inspired by these touching cinematic stories and do your bit to promote acceptance of different sexual orientations in Hong Kong.
The Hidden Planet Mystery Tour at The Pulse shopping complex in Repulse Bay is a family-friendly event that includes light-themed attractions, from the Rainbow Room to the Room of Infinity. Take pictures with the monsters of the Hidden Planet – including Pete, Uni, Luc, Shan and Ed – and immerse yourself in their world. On July 8, for one day only, stop by for the Pulse Monsters Beach Invasion for an outdoor parade of fun!