Weekender HKG: Get Groovy w/ Ryan Murgatroyd, Plus 9 More Nightlife Events
February 23, 2023
Another weekend in Hong Kong is upon us and this spells for a jam-packed schedule of happy hour and cocktail nights, fresh raves and club nights, and dinners and food pop-ups you must not miss. We save you the stress of planning your weekend with our rundown of the best nightlife events this weekend you cannot miss.
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1. Get Groovy Presents DJ Ryan Murgatroyd at CARBON
Can’t wait for the weekend to arrive? Are you ready for something a little different? Swing by CARBON this Friday to see South African DJ, musician and producer Ryan Murgatroyd grace the decks. Flown in by boutique talent & event agency “Get Groovy”, Ryan has pioneered a fusion of African and electronic elements to forge a new unique sonic sound blending an incredible live performance and DJ set.
Sharing the CARBON stage with local talents Heller, Danny Cee, Richie, and Don Beau, be ready to be taken on an epic melodic night safari of Afro house, tribal, tech house, and indie dance. Get Groovy’s rooftop DJ sessions kicks off at 8 PM, with the main floor opening its doors at 10 PM. With early bird tickets already sold out, get your advance tix quick by clicking here.
When: 8PM – late, Feb. 25
Where: CARBON, 26/F, H-Code, 45 Pottinger Street, SoHo, Hong Kong
How much: HK$400 advance tickets, HK$450 on the door - admission includes one drink
2. Totoro Typhoon Presents Electronic Museum Warehouse Party
Electronic Museum, a legendary party series operating in Hong Kong for more than half a decade, lands for its fifth volume on Feb. 24, bringing together massive sounds, visual art shows, and a trancey nine hours of grooving; including tunes from Xiaolin, Annika, Shumking Mansions, and Yunus.
Legendary ravey operators Totoro Typhoon bring to you a one-of-a-kind electronic experience with Supacity in Wong Chung Hang hosting two stages for ten DJs to whip out tech-house and trance tunes, and eight visual artists to complement the wavey night. Tickets can be purchased on Electric Soul here.
When: 6PM – 3PM, Feb. 24
Where: Supacity, 6/F, Benefit Industrial Factory Building, 59-61 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong
How much: $350 pre-sale, $400 at the door, $550 pre-sale VIP package early-bird, $650 pre-sale VIP
3. Afro-Latina Fiesta Madness Jiva Loca at ICHU
Bringing these fiery Afro tunes into warmer weather and new doors, We Love This City hosts Jiva Loca at Peruvian joint ICHU for fiesta of African and Latin dancing, drum performances, rapping, and music.
Legendary Hong Kong DJ Anil Ahuja joins a host of inspiring music marvellers, including DJ duo JC & Danger, Ryan Hanson, rising star on the scene Chili Q, and Hydra, to bring the African heat to your feet.
When: 7PM – 1AM, Feb. 25
Where: ICHU, 3/F, H Queens Building, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: HK$200 early bird, HK$250 general admission - admission includes one drink
4. Silent Disco Party at Causeway Bay’s Glitzy Victoria 22
Hong Kong new high-flying event space Victoria 22 is partnering with Silent Disco Asia to bring Silent Disco Party, a quirky night for the gang to plug in to your headsets and jam away to playlists thumping funky tunes.
Guests can don their headsets and tune in to a night of pop n rock melodies on the green channel, EDM songs on the blue channel, and R&B and hip-hop for the red channel as you dance the night away. All types of red and white wine, rosé, beer, and liquor is available to quench your thirst when you cop your tickets to the fun night.
When: 8PM till late, Feb. 24
Where: Victoria 22, 22/F, Sugar+, 25-31 Sugar Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: HK$350 including two drinks
5. Brazilian Festive Carnaval Do Brasil at studio 33
Our turn at the Brazilian Carnaval comes, in the form of a fire-busting night held at Studio 33 for celebrations of Brazilian music, rhythms, drinks, performances and dances. The “Camarote 33” party brings South American vibes straight to SoHo for Saturday’s party.
Lasting deep into the night, the ticket price for the Carnaval includes free flow of caipirinha, mojito and standard drinks, Brazilian snacks to savour, Brazilian performances and free make-up art, samba classes, and workshops to create your own special Abada, carnaval t-shirt. Cop your entry pass here for a wicked night.
When: 9PM – 4AM, Feb. 25
Where: Studio 33, 5/F, 31-33 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: HK$800
6. Women in Stand Up Comedy Night at KIN Food Halls
KIN Food Halls in Quarry Bay invites female talent to the comedy stage for the first time in late February with Women in Stand Up, showcasing Hong Kong’s brightest female talent and jokesters.
Catch riffing and crowd work from doctor-slash-funny gal Nicole Tanner, Dannie Aildasani, Cassi FM, Abigail Tsao, and Nina McGrath. One drink is included in the ticket for the two-hour set but the good people at KIN Food Halls recommend you order dinner there too. Get tickets here.
When: 8PM – 10PM, Feb. 24
Where: KIN Food Halls, 2/F, Devon House, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
How much: HK$198 including one drink
7. The Underground at Rula Live Bring Back Rocking Rulapalooza
Rock connoisseurs The Underground, alongside Lan Kwai Fong’s house of rock Rula Live, bring back the eighth edition of Rulapalooza, a one-night bash for local live music from big names in the Hong Kong band scene.
New band ADD9 brings together a collection of indie rocks for a soothing start to the night, before The Origin bring things up with pop rock, Gravity introduces hard rock and metal, and Radio Resurgence enter the early hours with classic rock’n’roll.
When: 8:30PM – 1AM, Feb. 25
Where: Rula Live, G/F, 58-62 D'Aguilar St, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
8. Ginsanity Hosts 1980s Free-Flow Gin Pub Quiz
Join Hong Kong’s exclusive gin club Ginsanity for a groovy 1980s-themed quiz and gin sampling night in Sheung Wan. Bringing back all the nostalgia from their favourite era, the quiz will challenge our millennial brains for what movies, music and culture was popular.
With a recommendation to don your hair with hairspray, spandex and Walkman players, head to Davis Café & Bistro with your ticket purchased to enjoy three hours of sipping gins from Asia and beyond and quizzing with a chance to prizes, alongside a HK$50 online store voucher.
When: 7PM – 10PM, Feb. 25
Where: Davis Café & Bistro, 168 Wellington Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: HK$350 with free-flow gin and tonic and house drinks
9. Join the Jokerz w/ Maitreyi Karanth at TakeOut Comedy Club
TakeOut Comedy’s Jokerz show brings it back-to-back this year with another laughter-inducing night at Hong Kong’s longest running comedy venue with a star-studded cast scientifically designed to make you laugh.
Hosted by Muk Venkataraman and featuring local comedians Steve Lee, Donald B Ma, Garron Chiu, and Kari Gunnarsson, Jokerz is headlined by actor-motivational speaker-comedian Maitreyi Karanth. Don’t forget to buy your tickets for this big one.
When: Feb. 25
Where: TakeOut Comedy Club, 34 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: HK$200
10. DJ Heidi Mak Returns this Friday for Vibes Bar Residency
Hong Kong mashup DJ Heidi Mak is set for another resident night at The Mira’s Vibes rooftop bar, playing house, disco and bouncy light techno in the hotel’s cosy space. Heidi will bring in the Saturday night vibes for a three-house set in Kowloon.
Trained classically since a young age in Hong Kong, Heidi broke into the music scene under the stewardship of the late Janette Slack flipping electronic swing and house tracks at FLY Club and Social Room since 2016. She’s also played at Festival du FÉMININ in 2017 and Lez Run the World’ New York in Taiwan.
When: 7:30PM – 11:30PM, Feb. 25
Where: Vibes, The Mira Hong Kong, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How much: Free entry
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