The best things to do in Hong Kong this weekend
Netherlands-born photographer Marcel Heijnen was immediately drawn to the cats guarding and prowling around local shops when he first moved to Hong Kong. Capturing the feline characters residing in shops in areas like Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun, Heijnen captures not only gorgeous portraits of the cats but also provide an insight into Hong Kong’s traditional and dying trades such as dried fish and rice, and snapshots of the city's unique local culture. Presented by Blue Lotus Gallery, you can pick up copies of Heijnen’s photobook 'Hong Kong Shop Cats' at the exhibition, as well as limited edition prints.
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.
Inspired by William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story follows the love story between Tony and Maria set amidst a vicious rivalry of teenage gangs in 1950s New York. Performing classic numbers like Tonight, Somewhere, America and I Feel Pretty, the acclaimed musical promises high energy dance routines and stunning performances.
This is your chance to visit the world-renowned Louvre Museum without having to fly to Paris. A joint effort between the Leisure and Cultural Services department and Le French May, the Louvre is bringing Hong Kong a large selection of work and masterpieces from all its departments. Carefully curated and each piece is brilliant on its own, the three-month long exhibition takes viewers through 800 years worth of history of the museum, from the contributions of Napoleon I and the visionary ideas of the "Republics" to the intellectual movements that followed. Walk around and enjoy the diverse collection of art and historical artifacts. It’s a rare opportunity see art treasures in Hong Kong and go on an 800-year journey with the Louvre.