10 Hong Kong Events You Can't Miss In July

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July 2, 2018 | BY Cherry Lai

From an ice-skating extravaganza to an open-water race, this month’s eclectic calendar is all about beating the heat

Photo: Paul de Hueck, courtesy the Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc
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Celebrate Bernstein On Broadway!

When: July 6-7

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: The Hong Kong Philharmonic draws the curtain on its season by performing Leonard Bernstein’s biggest Broadway hits—from New York, New York to Maria—to mark the centenary of the late composer’s birth.

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

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Hansel and Gretel

When: July 6-8

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: The Scottish Ballet reimagines the Brothers Grimm fable in this inventive, charming adaptation, as part of the International Arts Carnival.

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

Photo: Courtesy of Open Water Asia
3

Shek O Challenge

When: July 7

Where: Big Wave Bay

What: Run, swim or paddle (on a surf ski or outrigger canoe) from Big Wave Bay to Shek O Back Beach in this open-water race for individuals and teams, which was founded by eco-warrior Douglas Woodring.

Sign up at openwaterasia.com

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Photo: Courtesy of The Melbourne International Comedy Festival
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The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

When: July 9-15

Where: Fringe Club

What: Australia’s biggest comedy festival returns with a seven-night programme of stand-ups and silliness.

Purchase tickets at hkfringeclub.com

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Photo: Courtesy of Hong Kong Tourism Board
5

LKF Beer and Music Fest

When: July 21-22

Where: Lan Kwai Fong

What: Ice-cold brews, scrumptious bites and a whole lot of revelry await at the city’s largest annual street party.

Find out more at lankwaifong.com

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Hong Kong Book Fair

When: July 18-24

Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

What: Close to a million bibliophiles are expected to flock to Wan Chai for the popular annual fest of author-hosted workshops, seminars and performances.

Purchase tickets at hkbookfair.hktdc.com

See also: All Is Not Lost: 7 Independent Book Stores In Hong Kong

Photo: Courtesy of Russian Ice Stars
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Beauty and the Beast on Ice

When: July 21-22

Where: KITEC

What: The Russian Ice Stars perform the Disney fairy tale complete with an original score, spectacular acrobatics and dazzling choreography.

Purchase tickets at hkticketing.com

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Photo: Courtesy of Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia
8

Così Fan Tutte

When: July 21

Where: UA Cine Times, Times Square

What: Mozart’s 18th-century Italian comic opera meets 1950s Coney Island in a rollicking production directed by Phelim McDermott, and starring Tony Award-winner Kelli O’Hara.

Purchase tickets at uacinemas.com.hk

See also: Arthur de Villepin Opens Carré d'artistes In Hong Kong

Photo: Courtesy of Sands China Ltd
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Karen Mok

When: July 22

Where: Venetian Macao Cotai Arena

What: The award-winning songstress brings her world tour to the Vegas of the East as part of an 18-month, 50-concert run to mark her 25th year in the industry.

Purchase tickets at cotaiticketing.com

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Photo: Courtesy of Kerry Hotel
10

Kerry Hotel Wedding Fair

When: July 22

Where: Kerry Hotel

What: The A to Z of wedding planning all under one roof—from luxurious decorations to dining, venues and jewellery. Expect interactive experiences with over 30 specialists and vendors, including guided tours, tastings and workshops.

Register at eventbrite.hk

See also: Everything You Need To Know About Kerry Hotel's Wedding Fair

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