Best things to do in Hong Kong this weekend (June 17-19)

There’s plenty happening in Hong Kong this weekend, including the 16th Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival, which opens on Friday, exhibitions by Myanmar painter Aung Myint and US photographer Vivian Maier, as well as Father’s Day events. We update this page every Monday and Thursday, so feel free to bookmark it.

Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival

This Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival is back, featuring Oscar-nominated shorts including Maria Brendle’s Ala Kachuu – Take and Run as well as a number of outstanding local, Taiwanese and Japanese works.

From now through July 17 at Broadway Cinematheque and Premiere Elements. For ticketing and a complete calendar of events, visit the Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival’s website

Make Music, Hong Kong!

Photo: Make Music, Hong Kong!

Celebrate World Music Day with the 2022 edition of Make Music, Hong Kong! The hybrid event features music acts from eight countries, including La Féline (France) and Tribidabo (Austria) online as well as Hong Kong’s very own The Hertz and Olivier Cong live at Freespace in the West Kowloon Cultural District.

June 19 at The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District and June 20 online. Attendance is free but you have to register in advance. Visit Make Music, Hong Kong! website for ticketing and a complete calendar of events. 

Aung Myint: A New Era, 1995 – 2021

Aung Myint: The Blue. Photo: Karin Weber Gallery

One of Myanmar’s founders of avant-garde art, Aung Myint is celebrated for his unique contributions to the transition of modern art in postcolonial Myanmar to a more contemporary trajectory. This latest exhibition, his third at Karin Weber Gallery, features 15 paintings from a period when he disassociated himself from any singular artistic movement and commenced a more liberated approach to his canvases.  

From now through July 9 at Karin Weber Gallery. For more information, visit Karin Weber Gallery’s website

Self Portraits – Vivian Maier

Photo: Facebook/f22 foto space

The US photographer will be showcasing her works as part of the French May Arts Festival at f22 foto space. Spending most of her youth in France, her striking self-portraits offer a glimpse into the way she established her relations with the outside world while shedding light on the neglected beauty in everyday life through her perspective as a distant observer and “a kind of spy”, as she referred to herself.  

From now through August 31 at f22 foto space. For more information, visit f22 foto space’s website

Father’s Day Celebrations at Discovery Bay

Photo: Visit Discovery Bay

From a Father’s Day Market to Music by the Sea, Discovery Bay is offering a series of events for you and your dad to chill and spend some quality time on the special day.

June 19 at Discovery Bay. For more information, go to Visit Discovery Bay’s website.


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