Best things to do in Hong Kong this weekend (June 25-26)

Ivana Wong pays tribute to her parents with Notes, a concert featuring solo and ensemble songs performed by vocalists from Coro di Paradiso. Photo: West Kowloon Cultural District
Ivana Wong pays tribute to her parents with Notes, a concert featuring solo and ensemble songs performed by vocalists from Coro di Paradiso. Photo: West Kowloon Cultural District

From classical music and jazz tunes to a Canto-pop concert and a vinyl record fair, there are plenty of events for music lovers this weekend. If you’re not so much a fan of music, we have you covered with a handicraft fair and a sleep-themed event. We update this page every Monday and Thursday so feel free to bookmark it.


Notes

Photo: West Kowloon Cultural District

Produced by Hong Kong singer-songwriter and artist Ivana Wong, Notes is a concert of classical music that pays tribute to her parents — both classical vocalists —  who inspired her to pursue music. It features solo and ensemble songs performed by vocalists from Coro di Paradiso, instrumental music, contemporary dance, and multimedia art.

From June 24 to June 26 at 3pm (June 25-26) and 8pm (June 24-26) at The Box, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District. For ticketing and more information, visit West Kowloon Cultural District’s website.


Rachel Cheung’s Schumann and Chopin – Love, Passion, Death

Photo: The New Hong Kong Philharmonia

Rachel Cheung is a Young Steinway Artist and finalist at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition who is known for her passion and experience in storytelling through music. For her latest concert, the internationally acclaimed pianist will perform stunning pieces by Schumann and Chopin, showing “the most sophisticated and compelling music making” (The Dallas Morning News).

June 25 at 7:30pm at the Auditorium of Kwai Tsing Theatre. For ticketing and more information, visit the New Hong Kong Philharmonia’s website for more information.


Wanchai Record Fair

Photo: Facebook/The Wanch

Sonic Aviators partners with The Wanch to present Wanchai Record Fair, where music lovers can buy, sell and barter used and new vinyl records. It is also an opportunity to meet fellow vinyl lovers, enjoy the food and drinks, and check out The Wanch, a live music club that recently reopened. 

June 25 and 26, from 2pm to 6pm at The Wanch. Visit Wanchai Record Fair’s Facebook events page for more information. 


SLEEP WALK SLEEP TALK – Open House & Art X Late Night Series 2022

Photo: Hong Kong Arts Centre

Inspired by the surreal journey of dreaming, SLEEP WALK SLEEP TALK will feature screenings of two films that are related to the theme, a spoken word music and creative writing workshop, a dream interpretation experience, and an aroma diffuser workshop that can help improve your sleep.

June 25 from 2pm to 11:15pm at Hong Kong Arts Centre. Visit Hong Kong Arts Centre’s website for more information and Popticket’s website for ticketing.  


JCCAC Handicraft Fair (June 2022)

Photo: JCCAC

The fair features works by local creative crafters and artisans, including Fishes’ Dream, Glasshouse Plaiting and Shimo. There will also be free public programmes including guided tours, arts demonstrations, as well as open air screenings and live music performances by jazz group Justin Siu Trio and a cappella group VSing. 

June 25 and 26 from 1pm to 7pm at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC). Visit JCCAC’s website for more information. 


Photo: Facebook/Tung Nam Lou Art Hotel

Bored of the usual speed dating? How about adding a murder mystery game and staycation to the mix? This summer, love lifestyle platform HKstyleCouple has partnered with Tung Nam Lou Art Hotel to organize a murder mystery game-themed speed dating event. Organizers promise that the event will be exciting, romantic and not your usual staycation.

From June 24 to 25, June 25 to 26, July 1 to 2, July 2 to 3, July 8 to 9 and July 9 to 10, from 5pm to 3pm the next day. More sessions may be added if there is a demand. To register and find out more information, fill in or click on this Google Form or contact HKstyleCouple and Tung Nam Lou Art Hotel.


Yoyo Sham 《Home is …》Concert 2022

Photo: Facebook/Yoyo Sham

Canto-pop singer Yoyo Sham is back with her first concert series since 2018. While all the tickets to the shows at the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre (KITEC) are sold out, you can still get an online pass to be serenaded by her lovely vocals for her last two shows. 

From June 23 through June 26 at 8:15pm at KITEC (live streaming for June 25 and 26). For information on the online pass, visit Mifa Show’s website


Bluhouse

Photo: Facebook/Rosewood Hong Kong

Rosewood’s latest culinary offering Bluhouse takes guests on a gastronomic journey through the bustling streets of Italy with simple but flavorful food. The recently-opened  restaurant is headed by chef  Giovanni Galeota who learned all about the essence of Italian cuisine from his grandmother, while he was growing up in Naples. 

Reserve a table at Rosewood’s website


Pride-themed cocktails at Terrible Baby

Photo: Facebook/Terrible Baby

Terrible Baby’s mixologist Axel Gonzalez has created two cocktails — Adam’s Apples and Rosita Spritz — to celebrate queer kinship during this year’s Pride Month. Adam’s Apples is a vibrant and sweet blend of nusa caña rum, pear liqueur, red apple, shiso leaves and yuzu, while Rosita Spritz is a fruity, summery glass of coral applewood gin, Fico d’India liqueur, rose wine, grapefruit, London Essence Orange & Elderflower tonic.

For more information, visit Terrible Baby’s website.


Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival

This Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival is back, featuring Oscar-nominated shorts including Maria Brendle’s Ala Kachuu – Take and Run as well as a number of outstanding local, Taiwanese and Japanese works.

From now through July 17 at Broadway Cinematheque and Premiere Elements. For ticketing and a complete calendar of events, visit the Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival’s website


Aung Myint: A New Era, 1995 – 2021

Aung Myint: The Blue. Photo: Karin Weber Gallery

One of Myanmar’s founders of avant-garde art, Aung Myint is celebrated for his unique contributions to the transition of modern art in postcolonial Myanmar to a more contemporary trajectory. This latest exhibition, his third at Karin Weber Gallery, features 15 paintings from a period when he disassociated himself from any singular artistic movement and commenced a more liberated approach to his canvases.  

From now through July 9 at Karin Weber Gallery. For more information, visit Karin Weber Gallery’s website


Self Portraits – Vivian Maier

Photo: Facebook/f22 foto space

The US photographer will be showcasing her works as part of the French May Arts Festival at f22 foto space. Spending most of her youth in France, her striking self-portraits offer a glimpse into the way she established her relations with the outside world while shedding light on the neglected beauty in everyday life through her perspective as a distant observer and “a kind of spy”, as she referred to herself.  

From now through August 31 at f22 foto space. For more information, visit f22 foto space’s website

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