From art galleries to menu collaborations, you don’t want to miss out on everything the 852 has to offer this month
It’s hard to believe, but another month has come and gone in Hong Kong. Last month we introduced you to “Pisco Nights” and the Johnnie Walker Neon Light Highball Party. What do we have up our sleeves this month? Read on to find out a few of the coolest things happening in town over August. Be sure to tag your photos with #LKF for a chance to be featured on our site.
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The Hong Kong Ballet is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and it’s set to be the best one yet. They announced the upcoming season with a viral video that celebrates four decades of innovation in dance, check it out below! Over the next few months audiences can enjoy some of the most famous shows in the world, like Romeo + Juliet and Swan Lake, alongside modern works you haven’t heard of (yet). It all kicks off this month with the Asian premiere of Septime Webre’s Peter Pan!, a new take on the beloved classic about a boy who refuses to grow up. Transport yourself to a world of magic, fairies, pirates and more, tickets are on sale now.
Peter Pan! Debuts on 16 August, 2019 and runs through 25 August, 2019 with limited seating available. Tickets on sale now, starting at HK$120. See hkballet.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
A Day for the Dogs
Grab your pooch and head to Ovolo Southside later this month for an adorable ‘pawty’ in celebration of International Dog Day. For a few precious hours, the hotel is going to the dogs – in the best way possible, of course. Bring your pooches down for a Doggy Brunch on Komune’s iconic terrace. It’s BYOB (build your own doggy bowl) and includes a dog-friendly cocktail, as any good brunch should. There is brunch for humans too, so feel free to grab a few two-legged friends to join you! Ovolo recently announced that their Hong Kong and Australian hotels are all dog-friendly. If you don’t have a pooch of our own, come down on 26 August, 2019 to meet the hotel’s canine ambassadors – they’ll happily accept as many scratches as you can give.
For more information visit www.ovolohotels.com
64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang; +852 3460 8100
Whitestone Gallery is hosting the first Hong Kong solo exhibition of famed Japanese artist Ryotaro Muramatsu, of the Tokyo-based creative company NAKED Inc. The upcoming exhibition will include so many different mediums and styles, it might feel like a miniature Art Central. It features six new series of works, including interactive multimedia and project mapping, all exploring the potential of cutting-edge digital technology as an art medium. Muramatsu seeks to find a way to blend technology with philosophy and nature, finding balance between the etherial and technical. Does he do it? Find out for yourself at Whitestone Gallery this month.
002 Ryotaro Muramatsu / NAKED runs 16 August – 22 September, 2019 at Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong.
Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong
8/F H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central; +852 2523 8001
A Fook’ing Good Birthday
Time goes by far too quickly. It seems like years can pass in the blink of an eye, and before you know it your babies are all grown up. That’s how we feel about our favourite funky Chinese kitchen, which turns five this month. That’s right, Ho Lee Fook has been gracing our senses with their over-the-top décor and outrageously good dishes for five years now, and that’s something to celebrate. The restaurant is throwing a week long celebration to mark the occasion, including a cooks series with visiting chefs (including Australian favourite Dan Hong), a hip-hop party and a greatest hits menu. If there are two things this restaurant does better than anyone else, it’s crazy late night parties and delicious food, so be sure to stop by this week and wish their iconic lucky cats a happy birthday!
Ho Lee Fook’s fifth anniversary celebrations run from 27-31 August, 2019. For more information visit holeefook.com
Ho Lee Fook
3-5 Elgin Street, SoHo; +852 2810 0860
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