Le French May continues, but aside from all the wonderful French-themed arts events there’s plenty more happening in the city. Check out our list of top things to do in Hong Kong this week, from new happy hours to pop up markets.
Enjoy some international cinema
Le French May: French Cinema Programme
Continuing the month of French-themed festivities, the French cinema programme begins for a two-week spell of fabulous films. Titled ‘A Celebration of the Arts’, the 10 feature films will look at the lives of some of France’s greatest creatives, including Renoir, Van Gogh and Cézanne.
May 15-30, Broadway Cinematheque, AMC Pacific Place, frenchmay.com
Try a new happy hour
Dragon-i's launch of Caviar Hour
There’s no shortage of free-flow offers in Hong Kong, but Dragon-i’s latest addition to the local dining scene is a particularly luxe take on the traditional happy hour. The renowned bar and club is launching caviar hour this Wednesday: free-flow Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial, fresh oysters and caviar for HK$328 (plus 10 percent).
5-9pm, starting May 17 (every Wednesday-Friday thereafter), Dragon-i, UG/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Hong Kong, www.dragon-i.com.hk
Explore a pop-up market
Le Moment by The Harbour French Weekend Market
Yes, more Francophilia: this joint venture by Kronenbourg 1664 and Le French May brings a popup market brimming with special edition beers and delicious French food. Go satisfy your foie gras cravings and enjoy the live music and street performances. You can even pick up your own personalised Kronenbourg 1664 bottle.
4.30-10.30pm, May 18-19; 11.30am-10.30pm, May 20-21, Central Harbourfront (next to Pier 10)
Pool Fitmat at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Introducing Hong Kong’s first pool fitmat class this Thursday, Landmark Mandarin Oriental will unveil a new wellness series with a variety of events over the coming months to get you summer-ready. This inaugural class, with only four spaces in each session, will be led by Nadine Bubner, co-founder of SUP Yoga Hong Kong.
See a Broadway show
West Side Story
The wait is over. Ever since we met the cast of West Side Story, we’ve been counting down the days until the performance kicks off. Running from May 18-June 18, the award-winning Broadway adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is absolutely not to be missed.
May 18-June 18, The Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre, hkticketing.com
Start your art collection (or add to it)
Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong
After the buzz of Art Basel and Art Central, there’s been a definite art-shaped hole in our lives—luckily, there’s another art fair on its way this week to fill the void. With over 1,000 featured artists, you can peruse for your collection, or just take a look around the exhibition.
19-21 May, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), Hall 3D&E, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, affordableartfair.com
See also: 10 Hong Kong Event You Can't Miss In May