And breathe… Rugby Sevens are over for another year. Cue detox, money saving ideas and promises of quiet nights. We’ve gone easy on you this week and are recommending some chilled out events and things to do around the city – until next week anyway!
The Hong Kong Federation of Women presents The One Belt, One Road visual arts exhibition this week. This trans-regional and cross-cultural exhibition pays homage to the history of women in art and their future in the One Belt, One Road context. The exhibition brings together the voices of differing cultures through 15 globally renowned female artists. Held at Sotheby’s Gallery with free admission, this is definitely an exhibition you won’t want to miss!
10am – 6pm (Tue – Fri); 10am – 5pm (Sat) | Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty Suite 2001, Three Pacific Place1 Queen’s Road East
14 – 20: Victoria Harbour Spektrum
Teddy Lo Studio will be launching its latest project next week and it’s going to be one that might change our skyline forever. The studio is proposing a versatile multimedia public art platform which integrates and controls all of the buildings of the existing Victoria Harbour light show with a single control system. The system will link the facades, lighting, projections, lasers and music together for a completely synchronised light show. All this week you can head over to PMQ for a glimpse of what our new light show could look like – it’s pretty impressive!
11 – 8pm |S212, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central
14th: Girls with Guitars
Who runs the world? Girls with guitars, that’s who! For one night only, at Orange Peel, Central, a bunch of guitar-loving gals will be filling the four walls with epic tunes and female empowerment. The line-up for the April 14th event includes upcoming singer-songwriter Sidick Lam 史迪 林, who recently signed with Jello Artiste & Model Management. She’s followed by Teenage Girls – TWO girls on guitars playing lo-fi indie pop-rock, and the last act will be DoveyDovey Dovey , an all-girl band who have been rocking out since 2004. Tickets are $90 in advance or $120 at the door.
8pm | Orange Peel, 2/F, 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong
17th: The Foam Run
If you ever needed an excuse to throw coloured foam on people we’ve found you one! This fun run – organised by Run For Charity which was founded by a group of high school students from a cross-section of schools in Hong Kong – will be raising money and awareness for Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity. Childhood obesity in Hong Kong is growing to be a tremendous concern and with this event the students and organisers hope to promote a trend towards staying fit, eating healthily, and exercising regularly. To participate in the 5km run register online here or if you just want to go along to support the run will start at 77 Tsuen Nam Rd.
10:30am | 77 Tsuen Nam Rd, passing through Banyan Bridge then back to the starting point
17th: Yoga on the Beach
After the crazy Sevens weekend we have just left behind we could all do with a detox and some relaxation – and nothing says revitalise like yoga on the beach! For those of you that were here last summer you may have been to one of these events before – this weekend’s one marks the first of the summer, taught by Rachel from The Yoga Room. Bring along your mat, your friends and let those toes sink into the sand. Tickets are $110 and in the case of rain the event will be postponed.
5 – 6pm | Repulse Bay Beach, facing the sea turn right, you will see a local store, walk past the store toward the volleyball area. The Yoga class will be held near the volleyball area.
The fun doesn’t stop this week – there’s tons of events happening every day in Hong Kong – just check out our Calendar for more information. And why not sign up to our monthly Newsletter for all the up to date happenings in the city!