It’s Father’s Day this weekend (no excuses, we’ve reminded you) so make sure you treat Dad to a night on the town. Stuck for ideas? Luckily, we have a few. And this week it's all about the music, from rock nights to intimate gigs. Check out the top things to do in Hong Kong this week, with or without Dad in tow.
Keep it classical
Schubert’s Great Symphony
Conductor Jaap van Zweden leads the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in performing Schubert’s Ninth Symphony, known as the “Great”—the clue’s in the name, really. Violinist Renaud Capuçon, also performs Alban Berg’s emotion-packed Violin Concerto, written for the composer’s daughter after she died at just 18.
June 16- 17, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, hkphil.org
Get a little electro in you
Soundbites: Com Truise
The second performance in the Landmark Mandarin Oriental’s Soundbite series takes place this Friday. The MO Bar welcomes American electronic and synth wave artist Com Truise, making his Hong Kong debut. His synth-heavy beats and a cocktail or two will have you ringing in the weekend in style.
June 16, Landmark Mandarin Oriental, mosoundbites.com
Rock out—with steak
Buenos Aires Rock Club
Everyone’s favourite Argentinian steakhouse introduces its weekly rock night. The tracks start light with crowd-pleasing ’50s favourites: think Elvis hits and a smattering of the Monkees, but soon enough the volume goes up and the AC/DC comes out. Like your cocktails on the rocks? Say hello to your new Thursday night hangout.
From June 15 (every Thursday), Buenos Aires Polo Club, bapoloclub.com
See also: Buenos Aires Polo Club Review
Take your pup to the park
Yoga for Dog Lovers
If you’re getting yoga withdrawal symptoms now that the Iris wellness festival has been and gone, don’t worry: Pure Yoga has the solution. Their monthly themed yoga event takes place this Saturday at the pup-friendly West Kowloon Cultural District because—you guessed it—this yoga sesh is for all Hong Kong’s dog-loving yogis. Led by Angela Lohse, you can BYOP (Bring Your Own Pooch), or just come along to master your downward facing dog. Owners, don’t forget your leash.
10.30am–11.30am, June 17, West Kowloon Cultural District, facebook.com
Hit up a private party
Cove x Volar Private Villa Party
Cove and Volar are collaborating for another edition of the party that will kick-start your summer. Their annual Private Villa Party comes with a brunch by Michelin-awarded chef Philippe Orrico, sensational views of Hong Kong’s harbour and skyline, and beats from Romain FX. The party coincides with Moët Day, so you can be sure that the fizz will be flowing.
June 17, 12B Bowen Road, Hong Kong, ticketflap.com/covexvolar2017
The Gig Week
We love a good stadium concert as much as the next person, but huge festival venues aren’t for everyone. Enter The Gig Week. Kicking off on Sunday, a whole host of local and international bands will take to the stage in small, intimate venues around town for themed nights: acoustic, hip-hop, dance, metal, punk and electro are all covered. Hong Kong’s band talent gets its moment to shine: make sure you’re in the crowd.
June 18-24, various locations, thegigweek.hk
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