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Things to do in Hong Kong this week: June 27 to July 3

Well, it’s wet and we’re wondering if the rain will ever go away. But whatever the weather, there’s lots happening this week to keep the rainy day blues away.

25-27 June

Stock up for summer at the Summer Madness pop-up at LOT5, on Staunton Street. You’ll find all things summer on sale – from swimwear, kaftans, accessories, and handmade goodies to artisanal nibblies. Get down there before it all winds up on Sunday at 8pm.

26 June

Support the Nepal Youth Foundation this Friday night at a special photographic exhibition at Paragon Culture. On this Night for Nepal, there will be art, music, food and drinks, and artwork donated by the award winning humanitarian photographer Lam Duc Hien. 100% of the proceeds will go towards this great charity and assist with earthquake recovery and relief efforts in Nepal. (6pm-10pm, Paragon Culture, 23/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand)

The Dragon Pearl is an adventure the whole family will love
The Dragon Pearl is an adventure the whole family will love

26-28 June

The Australian Consulate-General has teamed up with the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre to host an Australia on Screen film showcase this weekend. Featuring four recent Australian films (Paper Planes, Tracks, Red Dog and The Dragon Pearl the showcase offers a glimpse into the Aussie way of life. Purchase tickets here.

Get on board the carousel at Lai Yuen

26 June-Early September

Lai Yuen was Hong Kong’s first amusement park way back in 1949. It closed in 1997 but is being reincarnated this summer on the Central Harbourfront for a Super Summer. There’ll be rides and games, and shows to take visitors back to the park’s good old days.

29 June- 3 July

Looking for something to keep the kids occupied? Join Excel, at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts for Dramatic Storytelling for Children. Over the week they’ll explore a story and bring it to life in an action-packed workshop. At the end of the week they’ll present their discoveries in a 25-minute performance. Featuring such classics as The Very Hungry Caterpillar (for ages 3-5), The Gruffalo (ages 6-7), and We’re Going on Bear Hunt (ages 3-5), the workshops are conducted in English.

Spanish Tomato with Marinated Mackeral at FoFo by El Willy

Date Night Destination of the Week

Celebrating summer truffles, FoFo by El Willy are offering a special 9-course menu for one week only, from June 29-July 4. The Summer Spanish Black Truffle menu features a delicious selection of truffle-infused dishes using seasonal ingredients, designed by Head Chef Alex Fargas. And all of this can be enjoyed on the rooftop at FoFo, if it ever stops raining!

20/F, M88, 2-8 Wellington St, Central

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