That's PRD takes a look at the best of the month in Hong Kong:
Jun 7: Sunlife Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships
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On the day of Dragon Boat Festival, watch 200 local and international racing teams compete in action-packed races at one of the city’s most prominent Dragon Boat Races. This event has been known to attract tens of thousands of spectators, and is an awesome way to celebrate the Chinese lunar holiday, which dates back over 2,000 years ago.
Jun 7, 8am-5pm; free. Stanley Main Beach.
Jun 9: Fujiya & Miyagi
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Heavily influenced by vintage ’70s krautrock and the stellar musical acts of the ’90s, Fujiya & Miyagi have been churning out sweet tunes since forming roughly two decades ago. Even though the band has seen members come and go over the years, it’s helped them create anew, releasing their latest album, Flashback, in 2019. Drawing on electronic pop, disco and krautrock, their show this month will be one to check out in Hong Kong.
Jun 9, 7.30pm; HKD290-365. MOM Livehouse.
Jun 14-16: Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival
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This month, come down to Central Harbourfront for the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival 2019, a three-day event filled with intense racing and fun. The carnival will have a man-made beach for families and friends to soak in the good vibes. Guests can also enjoy a street food gala, serving up a variety of local and international eats, along with an artisanal market. Don’t miss it!
Jun 14-16, various times, free. Central Harbourfront.
All month: Murakami vs. Murakami
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A major survey exhibition of the legendary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami opens in the beginning of June. Murakami vs. Murakami will showcase the artist’s diverse work, including paintings, costume designs, video work, wall and floor art and more. This will be Murakami’s first institutional exhibition in Greater China, and believe us when we say you’ve got to see it.
Daily, 10am-7.30pm (Fri until 9pm); HKD60-75. JC Contemporary.
Jul 4-5: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra - Star Wars Screening
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The Empire strikes back for a complete film screening of Star Wars (English with Chinese subtitles) with a live orchestra. You can see either Star Wars IV: A New Hope or Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back accompanied by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, who give you the ultimate movie going experience. If you’ve never attended something like this before, then be sure to mark it down on your calendars.
Jul 4-5, 8pm; HKD580-780, plus HKD10 fee. Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Center.
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