If work is mounting up and the stress is piling on, perhaps it’s time to take a break from the real world and let your hair down. Our diaries are chock-full of international operas, cocktail crawls and cruises this week—take a page from our agenda and check out Tatler’s list of the top things to do in Hong Kong:
Get jazzed up
Great Gatsby Wednesday at The Pawn
Missing the Charleston, flapper dresses and prohibition? Get yourself to The Pawn this week, old sport. Local musical talents The Carpio Brothers are giving a performance worthy of Gatsby himself. The sons of renowned guitarist Tony Carpio, this jazz-loving duo will be joined by Tze Yu Huang and Jezrael Lucero for a evening of ’20s classics and contemporary tunes with a jazzy twist.
June 21, 1/F Botanicals Bar, The Pawn, 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, thepawn.com.hk
Go on a cocktail crawl
Neo Booze Hunt
Neo Cocktail Club is launching Hong Kong’s very first “booze hunt,” which sends competing teams on an epic bar crawl of some of Hong Kong’s hottest establishments. Happy Paradise, May Chow’s latest eatery, joins The Pontiac, Brickhouse, Beef & Liberty and the elusive 001 for this epic challenge, in which racers will not only sip on the creations of Hong Kong’s best bartenders, but also compete to make their own cocktails as well as taking part in foosball matches and beer pong tournaments in a race for the grand prize.
June 22, starts at Neo Cocktail Club, 10 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong, neocc.hk
Party on the high seas
Zouk Out at Sea
Zouk Out at Sea returns for the summer season, with an exclusive sneak peek of their High Seas Summer Series aboard the Genting Dream. The two-night weekend cruise features Lizzy, Chef Topher, Suki Mama and Dream Residents on the decks, with additional all-night bowling, karaoke and bottle service until sunrise. During your day at sea, relax by the pool, or get the adrenaline going with waterslides, rock climbing and rope courses on the top deck.
June 23-25, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, 33 Shing Fung Road, Kai Tak, Hong Kong, facebook.com
Meet Mozart (or get close enough)
Calling all classical music buffs: The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is presenting a programme of pure Mozart this weekend, featuring some of his best-loved works, including the Magic Flute Overture and Symphony No. 39. Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan, leads the orchestra in the great composer’s Piano Concerto no. 23.
June 23-24, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, hkphil.org
Visit Planet Bollywood
Armani/Privé Bollywood Night
After the success of their first Bollywood Night, Armani/Privé’s series continues this weekend with DJ Raahil taking to one of the best rooftops in town for an evening of music and bubbles set against the Hong Kong skyline. Presenting your favourite Bhangra beats, Armani/Privé promises a night of twists and turns—we can’t wait to see what they’ve got hidden up their sleeves.
June 24, 2nd Floor + Terrace, Chater House, 8 Connaught Road, Central, facebook.com
Get your aria fix
Les Pêcheurs de Perles
In celebration of Le French May (which is currently Le French June), The Asia Society is hosting a special screening of The Metropolitan Opera of New York’s production of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers). Presented live in HD, Gianandrea Noseda conducts this love story of a Hindu princess and her love affair with a Sri Lankan pearl fisherman.
June 24, Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong, asiasociety.org.hk
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