Happening This Week: April 1-8

By Lau  /  April 1, 2016

The big Hong Kong Sevens Rugby (HK Sevens) week is upon us. As the city turns into a big drinking party (and football mad, of course), there are plenty of other things to do. Whether films, yoga or dancing to Tom Jones is more your style, check out this list of what’s happening this week.

HK Sevens Carnival
Get your pre-drink game on at the HK Sevens Carnival in the city’s party district of Lang Kwai Fong before the weekend of mayhem starts. Join in on the fun with street performances, music and a Rugby-themed parade for some Sevens excitement. 
Date: April 5
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Location: Lang Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
Price: Free

HK Sevens at Chater Garden 
From April 6-10, Charter Gardens will run rugby-related activities, live entertainment and a serve food and drinks from local vendors. Catch the games live on screen and if you’re lucky, some of the players from your favourite team may turn up to sign autographs and mingle. 
Date: April 6-1o 
Time: Various times
Location: Charter Gardens, Central, Hong Kong
Price: Free

David Hasselhoff x Sevens Kick-Off Concert 
You read that right. Baywatch legend the Hoff is in town to host the Sevens Kick-Off Concert at the Sevens Village right across from the Stadium. He’ll be joined by Scottish rockers The Proclaimers and ABBA tribute band Björn Again to warm you up for a weekend of sports. 
Date: April 6 
Time: 6pm – 11pm
Location: Indian Recreation Club, 63 Caroline Hill Road, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Price: HKD$199
Film Ireland Festival 
Catch six Irish films as part of Film Ireland Festival, with the highlight being The Lobster, winner of 2015 Cannes Jury Prize. The Lobster is a dark satire about a divorcee (played by Colin Farrell), who’s given 45 days to find a new mate or be turned into an animal of his choosing. 
Date: April 6-10 
Time: Various times
Location: The Grand Cinema,  2/F Elements, 1 Austin Road, West Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 2196 8170
Price: HKD$85
Cooked by Grassroot Pantry
Join our favourite Vegan restaurant Grassroots Pantry for a dinner and movie night as they screen the first chapter of the acclaimed documentary Cooked by Michael Pollan, which highlights the importance of healthy home cooking. The evening includes unlimited nibbles, snacks, a complimentary beverage and a discussion led by Peggy Chan, founder of Grassroots Pantry. 
Date: April 2
Time:  9.30pm – 11pm
Location:108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: 29871 3353
International Pillow Fight Day
Get your pillows ready for Hong Kong’s sixth edition of Pillow Fight Day. Make an effort by wearing a silly costume or your PJs, bring a soft pillow (no feathers) and get ready to unleash your inner child at Charter Gardens. 
Date: April 5 
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Location: Charter Garden, Central, Hong Kong
Le Disco Brunch
Popular steak joint La Vache! is doing their popular free-flow brunch with all you can all-you-can-eat steak, unlimited fries and all-you-can-drink house wines and cocktails for HKD$438. So if you can eat double the already large portion of steak with room to spare for dessert, and like the idea of free-flowing drinks, pencil this one into the diary.
Date: April 3 
Time: 12pm onwards
Location: 48 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: 2880 0247
Price: HKD$438 per head + 10% service charge
Silent Disco Yoga
Take a sunset Silent Disco Yoga class hosted by instructors from The Yoga Room. It’s pretty much like your typical yoga class except you wear a wireless headset to hear your instructor as well as music. Registration starts at 5.45pm and the lesson begins at 6pm. Don’t forget you bring your own mat!
Date: April 3 
Time: 5.45pm – 7pm
Location: Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, 18 Eastern Street North, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Price: HKD$150
Tom Jones Live in Hong Kong
A golden oldie and all-time favourite Welsh singer, Tom Jones will perform at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre for one evening. Get ready for a night of hits including ‘It’s Not Unusual’, ‘What’s New Pussycat?’ and ‘Sexbomb’. Partying like its 1970 is mandatory. 
Date: April 7 
Time: 8pm till late
Location: HKCEC, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Price: HKD$688- HKD$1,488

Leave a Reply