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What's On In Hong Kong | July 2016
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What's On In Hong Kong | July 2016

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Updated: 25 July 2016
Summer is now in full swing, along with numerous cultural events, and although the epic Dragon Boat Festival is over for another year July offers a variety of different events, music gigs, exhibitions, discussions and more to keep you, your friends and family entertained. From Fruit Jamming to traditional Chinese opera, there’s something for everyone – locals and travelers alike – whether you’re looking to relax with the city skyline as your backdrop, party in nightlife central, Lan Kwai Fong, or indulge in the newest culinary craze.
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FOOD   |   Tarts and Champagne PartyFriday, July 1st
Hong Kong is very much a foodie’s haven; it’s all about good food, good drink and good company. The city is never lacking in new food crazes to try out.
OTHER   |   Sunset Silent Disco YogaSunday, July 3rd
Experience an undeniably relaxing end to the weekend and ensure a lightened mood to welcome in Monday with Yoga Room Hong Kong and their BYOM event.
FOOD   |   Fruit Jamming MarketOn until Sunday, July 3rd
Explore the unique world of fruit-themed art this July with PMQ, the place for creative lifestyle experiences and creative happenings.
MUSIC   |   H2 Music FestivalOn until Monday, July 4th
You may not expect much from the music scene in Hong Kong, but H2 Music Festival is a surprising indie event taking place right on your doorstep.
HISTORY   |   Bruce Lee: Kung Fu, Art, LifeOn until Wednesday, July 20th 2018
Though it’s been an ongoing event for a number of years now, this is perfect for all the Bruce Lee fans out there who are keen on immersing themselves into the life of the martial arts master.
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CULTURE   |   MUSE FestOn until Sunday, July 10th
Calling together all the public museums, heritage centres, art galleries and more, Hong Kongers will be treated to an array of programmes and activities.
ART   |   Gelatin Gelitin GelintinThursday, July 7th – Saturday, August 20th
Formed in the mid-nineties in Vienna, Austria, four artists characterized by disparate yet unifying backgrounds came together to explore humor, spontaneity and more.
OTHER   |   2016 Hong Kong Summer FunOn until Wednesday, August 31st
Travelers and locals alike can get involved with some of the hottest summer happenings throughout the city; enjoy two months of fun with family and friends.
PERFORMANCE  |   Chinese Opera Festival: Shanghai Kunqu Opera TroupeFriday, July 8th – Sunday, July 10th
Enjoy a timeless work of art with the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of Tang Xianzu with a performance that is not to be missed.
ART   |   International Arts Carnival 2016Friday, July 8th – Sunday, August 7th
The International Arts Carnival is perfect for those looking to keep the kids busy during the long summer holidays, with their large collection of activities.
ART   |   Botero in Hong KongOn until Sunday, August 14th
Gaze upon the most voluptuous sculptures placed against the stunning city skyline by Colombian artist, Fernando Botero.
OTHER   |   Philosophy CaféTuesday, July 12th
For those who are more philosophically oriented, The Fringe Club in Central Hong Kong offers group discussion sessions on a monthly basis.
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PERFORMANCE   |   The Melbourne International Comedy Festival HKMonday, July 18th – Sunday, July 24th
Having delivered the best comedy all over Australia, the Roadshow has now taken to the skies to start the Asian leg.
LITERATURE   |   Hong Kong Book Fair 2016Wednesday, July 20th – Tuesday, July 26th
It doesn’t matter if you’re a bibliophile, book worm or someone who picks up a book once a year, Hong Kong Book Fair is sure to please.
MUSIC   |   BIGBANGFriday, July 22nd – Sunday, July 24th
The BigBang hype has continued to grow ever since their invincible come back with ‘Made’, and they’re back in Hong Kong.
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OTHER   |   Birthday of Kwan TaiWednesday, July 27th
Falling on the 24th day of the sixth lunar month, celebrate the birthday of Kwan Tai – immortalized as the God of War.
MUSIC   |   Tegan and Sara Live in Hong KongThursday, July 28th
It’s been a few years since TEGAN and SARA last graced the city of Hong Kong with their music, and in July they finally return
PERFORMANCE  |   Chinese Opera Festival: Monkey King Play SeriesThursday, July 28th – Sunday, July 31st
The story of the Monkey King is renowned in all the land; inspired by the novel Journey to the West – a story of the wit and courage of the Monkey King and his trials and tribulations.
DRINK   |   Lan Kwai Fong Beer & Music FestSaturday, July 30th – Sunday, July 31st
There’s only one way to beat the summer heat and see out the end of July: a music and beer fest in nightlife central that is Lan Kwai Fong.
OTHER   |   18th Ani-Com & Games HK and Creative ParadiseFriday, July 29th – Tuesday, August 2nd
One for the younger generation to get stuck into (or even the older generation!); five days of animation, comics, games, toys, limited edition collectibles and more.