What's On in Hong Kong: May 2019

By That's PRD, May 1, 2019

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That's PRD takes a look at the best of the month in Hong Kong:

May 12: Gluestick Fest

Image via Sunset Rollercoaster/Facebook

Another stellar music festival line-up sees indie acts like Taiwan’s soulful rockers Sunset Rollercoaster combine with the likes of Thai musician Phum Viphurit, London-based indie pop band Kero Kero Bonito and Taiwanese rapper OZI, as well as Hong Kong-based acts like Dusty Bottle and Cocoonics. If you’re going to attend one music event in Hong Kong this month, make sure it’s this one. 

Sun May 12, 6pm; HKD680 plus HKD10 fee. Kitec Rotunda 3. Tickets.

May 16: Andy Parsons

Image via MrAndyParsons/Facebook

This Goatee-sporting British comic is one of the quirkier characters on the UK scene. Best known for his appearances on a variety of funny panel shows, Parsons is also known for his radio and podcast work, as well as for appearing on travel documentaries like World’s Most Dangerous Roads. He’s also got a hilarious dry wit to boot. Don’t miss out.

Thu May 16, 8pm; HKD488 plus HKD10 fee. Grappa’s Cellar. Tickets.

May 16-19: Affordable Art Fair

Image via AffordableArtFairHongKong/Facebook

Affordable is a relative term, as art works on show will retail for between HKD1,000 and HKD100,000. But, if you are still having withdrawal symptoms following March’s artsy festivities in Hong Kong, this is the perfect place for you, as 115 galleries will showcase works over the course of the fair’s four days.

Thu-Sun May 16-19, various times; HKD90-300. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. Tickets.

May 25-26: Young Master Invitational Beer Festival

Image courtesy of promotors

Over the course of two days in Tsim Sha Tsui, this beer festival returns for its second year, bringing together 21 breweries from Asia, Europe and Oceania, with the two days broken up into four themed sessions revolving around beer types and tastes. A must for South China-based brew fans. 

Sat-Sun May 25-26, 1-8pm; HKD380-1,100. House 1881. Tickets.

All month: Le French GourMay

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Taking in the wonders of the food and drink from France’s Loire Valley, this food and drink festival focuses on delicious French food. The event organizers will partner with Michelin-starred chefs, restaurants, importers, retailers and learning centers in Hong Kong and Macau to present menus, wine tastings, promotions and workshops throughout the month of May.

Daily all month, various times; various prices. Various venues (frenchgourmay.com). 

For cool events happening in Macau, click here.

[Cover image via AffordableArtFairHongKong/Facebook, MrAndyParsons/Facebook, Sunset Rollercoaster/Facebook]

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