Best of What’s On This Week: 11 May 2018
Our pick of the best events in Hong Kong this week.
The Cribs Live in Hong Kong
Known for their fiercely DIY approach to recording and touring at a time when indie music in the UK was going through a huge commercial boom, The Cribs always stood out from their contemporaries as an altogether more uncompromising prospect.
When: 15 May 2018
Where: This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets: $320, Ticketflap
The Bilinda Butchers Live in Hong Kong
Indie pop trio, the Bilinda Butchers are based in San Francisco, CA and take their name from My Bloody Valentine guitarist and early inspiration, Bilinda Butcher. The group rose to fame on social media and have recorded several albums.
When: 15 May 2018
Where: The HUB – The Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets: $290, Ticketflap
Carmen, one of the most performed operas in the world, is a timeless story about passion, destiny but above all freedom – liberty! – and one unforgettable woman who lives and loves by it, a man consumed by her, and the woman who tries to save him. Performed in French with English and Chinese subtitles.
When: 16-20 May 2018
Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Tickets: From $150, Urbtix
Five time Grammy and Emmy nominated comedian, Margaret Cho is coming back to Hong Kong with a brand new show.
When: 13 May 2018
Where: KITEC Rotunda 3
Tickets: $488, Ticketflap
District is billed as the world’s greatest urban exploration race. 80 virtual checkpoints and challenges are spread throughout the city for you to tackle in a 2-hour race. There’s no set course and no set distance, it’s up to you how you choose to explore and collect your points.
When: 13 May 2018
Where: Central Harbourfront
Tickets: From $300, Ticketflap
Discovery Bay Sunday Market
This weekend market by Handmade Hong Kong offers DIY Indie Arts, Crafts and other goods from small traders. Stay for dinner at one of the designated fabulous D’Deck restaurants and enjoy a free ferry ride back to Central.
When: 13 May, 10 June, 12 August, 9 September and 14 October 2018
Where: Discovery Bay Plaza
For more information: Event Website
Barker @ Social Room
Musician, DJ and co-founder of the Leisure System label, Sam Barker, has helped push the boundaries of dance music in Berlin. His musical approach combines bass music tropes, backbeat, dub and ambient elements while still maintaining a strong connection to the dance floor.
When: 11 May 2018
Where: Social Room, Central
Tickets: $170 at door, $120 in advance on Ticketflap
Bruno Mars 24K Magic Official After Party
Multiple Grammy Award winner and 20 time Grammy nominee, Bruno Mars, will be the official after party for his 24K Magic World Tour at Dragon-i this coming Saturday.
When: 12 May 2018
Where: Dragon-i, Central
Booking: [email protected], 3110 1222
World-famous American artist Kaws is returning to Hong Kong for a new solo exhibition of his colourful, large-scale paintings, sculptures and graphics.
When: 9-19 May 2018
Where: Perrotin, Central
For more information: Venue website
Cirque Du Soleil Kooza Show
Cirque Du Soleil is returning to Hong Kong after a 12 year hiatus and will present their show Kooza. The show pays homage to their roots by combining thrilling heart-stopping acrobatic performance with the art of clowning.
When: 19 April – 3 June 2018
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets: Sales from 5 February 2018, For more information
Join meet.moziac, Hong Kong’s only matchmaking service to focus on the mature crowd, for a fun evening where you can meet like-minded singles in your demographic. There will be two events, one for those aged 40-55 and one for those 50-65+. There are spaces for 10 male and 10 female daters each evening which means you will have the opportunity to meet 10 new potential matches or friends.
When: 15 May (30-45 yo) 16 May (40-55 yo)
Where: Havana Bar – Outdoor Terrace, 4/F 21 D’Aguilar Street
Tickets: $450 for early bird, $550 regular, meet.mozaic website