What’s On? Things to do this July in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Palace Museum opens, Mirror goes live, and much, much more! Get ready to fill your social calendar this July! A slew of new entertainment, concerts and exhibitions open its doors to the city. Here’s our guide to all the hottest happenings in town…
Mirror We Are Live Concern 2022
Hailed as the undisputed new kings of Cantopop, Hong Kong’s biggest boy band, Mirror, will be in concert in the city for 12 live shows from 25 July. Tickets for the first show were sold out within hours but with the addition of further shows, it’s still possible to snap up yours on Urbtix. Bop along to all their much-adored hits such as “Ignited”, “Warrior”, and all the others, as this 12-piece ensemble of heartthrobs strut their stuff.
When: 25 July – 6 August
Price: From HK$480
Location: Hong Kong Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom Bay
Hong Kong Palace Museum Opens
Amid much fanfare, the HKPM opened its doors to the public on 2 July, adding to the buzz of the West Kowloon district. This important addition to Hong Kong’s artistic heritage boasts 914 priceless Chinese artworks. Many of the works from this veritable treasure trove of culturally significant works are on display in the city, while others are being displayed to the public for the first time. More than a hundred of the works on this list – including paintings, sculptures, calligraphy and pottery – are considered natural treasures.
When: July onwards
Price: Free entry on Wednesdays for the first year
Location: West Kowloon Cultural District
For more information: hkpm.org.hk/en/home
The Loss of Face?
Including masterworks from influential portrait painter, Francis Bacon, and paintings by contemporary artists Adrian Ghenie, Zeng Fanzhi, George Condo and Yukimasa Ida, Villepin’s new exhibition, The Loss of Human Face? sparks a conversation about the past and the present, and explores the significance of human faces as seen through these five artists. Showcasing 20 ground-breaking works in an innovative gallery space, visitors will endeavour to make sense of these bold and striking canvases displayed in dialogue with each other.
Price: Free entry
Location: Villepin, G-2/F, 53-55 Hollywood Road, Central
For more information: villepinart.com/exhibition/villepin
Nature Art Jam at The Part at K11 Musea
Soak up the wonderful atmosphere at this refreshing summer oasis and let your child’s imagination run free with a guided tour to discover native and exotic plant species – a breath of fresh air at Hong Kong’s first urban biodiversity museum. It’s the perfect way to get in a little blonding with your loved ones in a fun and beautiful setting for both the young and young at heart to enjoy.
Price: HK$250 (Includes one child and one guardian)
Location: Nature Discovery Park, 8/F K11 Musea
For more information: K11musea.com
For those not in the know, tufting is a manufacturing process whereby a thread is inserted into a primary base. It’s an ancient technique for making warm garments, such as mittens. This tufting workshop enables you to mix-and-match different coloured yarns and make a fluffy rug via tufting machines – boasting creative results that will be totally instagrammable. And once added to your social media feed you will be the envy of your friends with these adorbale designs.
Location: S411 Staunton Road, PMQ
For more information: pmq.org.hk
Hong Kong’s Maritime Miracle: The Story of our City since 1945
Explore Hong Kong’s recovery from the ravages of Japanese occupation and World War II through its modern iteration with nautical artefacts and maritime-themed tech. With more than 20 thoughtfully selected exhibits, visitors can trace Hong Kong’s evolution from its first tentative steps to prosperity at the end of World War II through to its rise as an international maritime hub. A testament to the city’s admirable ability to overcome history and not only thrive, but also to prosper.
Price: Free entry
Location: Special Exhibitions & Events Gallery, 11 Man Kwong St., Central
For more information: hkmaritimemuseum.org
The Art of Fugue
The Hong Kong Philharmonic is giving their interpretation of Johannes Sebastian Bach’s monumental musical creation, “The Art of Fugue”. This was one of the last ever piece composed by Bach and while he didn’t specify which musical instruments should be used, the HK Phil will play a selection of contrapunctus (four-voice arrangement) with four trombones. All in all a most intriguing arrangement.
When: 6 July
Location: JC Cube, Tai Kwun
For more information: hkphil.org
2022 Korean Young Artists: “Pith of Cake” Exhibition
The Korean Cultural Centre in Hong Kong proudly presents the 2022 Korean Young Artists Series: Pith of Cake, showcasing 32 fresh-and-innovative artworks, including paintings, installations and drawings from four promising South Korean artists, Jihee Kim, Lee Young Ho, Phee Jungwon and Song Myung Jin – empowering them to express their unique identity with original materials and techniques.
When: 16 July
Price: Free entry
Location: 6-7/F, Block B, PMQ
For more information: hk.korean-culture.org/hk
Under Armour’s Flagship Store Opens
Shop Under Armour’s latest collaboration at its newly opened flagship store in Hong Kong. Spanning two floors between 5,300 sq ft, the store offers a diverse section of apparel for men, women, and kids. Featuring a Run Crew area, a dedicated golf section, a women’s training area, and the brand’s new special collaborations such as The Curry Flow 9, Project Rock, and HOVR Machina 3. For a touch of Hong Kong culture, he store shocwcases Hong Kong-inspired graphics by local artist Yu Cheung (Ah Yu).
Location: Manning House, Queen’s Road Central, Central
For more information: underarmour.com/en-us