Best of What’s On This Week: 18 May 2018

Our pick of the best events in Hong Kong this week.

17 May 2018 — By Melanie Grosjean / The HK HUB / What's On
What's On this Week 18 May

Hong Kong Spoken Word Festival

Experience the best of spoken word performances in Hong Kong through a series of poetry, storytelling, comedy and acting performances spread over two weeks and venues throughout the city.

When:     18 May – 2 June 2018
Where:    Various Venues
For more information:  Event Website


PREP Live in Hong Kong

PREP band

Comprised of a hip-hop producer, a classical composer, a house DJ, and a singer songwriter with credits including Drake, Kwabs, Foxes, Raleigh Ritchie, and Klangkarussell, PREP fuse elements of R&B, funk and jazz into a melting pot of blissfully-styled pop.

When:     23 May 2018
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $320 at door, $250 on Ticketflap

Bizet’s Carmen

Bizet's Carmen

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


Hong Kong Improv Jamboree

The Hong Kong Improv Jamboree is back as a part of the first ever Hong Kong Spoken Word Festival. This year the jamboree will feature eight improv teams from around asia including Helyo and ZIP from Shenzen, People’s Republic of Comedy and ZMACK! from Shanghai, as well as Hong Kong’s own 852 Crew, Concrete Jelly, Pajama Party! and People’s Liberation Improv.

When:     17-20 May 2018
Where:    The Guest Room, Tai Kok Tsui
Tickets:  $150 with proceeds to benefit ImpactHK, Facebook Event


World Whisky Day

This global celebration of whisky, hosted by Malt Masters is all about making whisky fun and enjoyable. Come along with your friends and be introduced to some fantastic whisky along with live music, fun and new friends.

When:     19 May 2018
Where:    Campfire Creative, Wong Chuk Hang
Tickets:  From $300, Eventbrite


[email protected] Pop-up

This pop-up will feature favourite home-grown brands built with love and care from a small group of HK Mumtrepreneurs. From Summer fashion to individual hand-crafted pieces of jewellery, to artisanal handbags to beautiful hand-painted home accessories, they have it covered. To celebrate the joyous occasion, they will be having a launch party on Friday, May 18 with free flow bubbles and a special discount on their products.

When:     17-19 May 2018
Where:    Usagi, Central
For more information:  Facebook Event


Happy Wednesday at Happy Valley Racecourse

Happy Wednesday at Happy Valley

Enjoy themed entertainment season round at Happy Wednesday with the thrill of live horse racing, live bands, exciting F&B choices, an international crowd and more.

When:     23 May, 6, 13, 27 June, 4, 11 July 2018
Where:    Happy Valley Racecourse
For more information:  Event Website


Richard Serra “Drawings”

Drawings by Richard Serra

David Zwirner Hong Kong will host an exhibition of new drawings by american artist Richard Serra, the first solo presentation of his work in Hong Kong. Serra is among the leading artists of his generation. Known for his large-scale, site-specific sculptures, he has consistently produced drawings through his decades-long career.

When:     23 May – 30 June 2018
Where:    6/F, David Zwirner, Hong Kong
For more information:  Gallery website


Art Block Party – Photo Exhibit, Street Food, Live Sounds

Art Block Party Hong Kong

Gather on the funky backstreets of Wan Chai for BiteUnites first Art Block Party with an Urban Photography Exhibit, authentic HK street food by BiteUnite, creative inspirations by CreativeMornings/HongKong and Live DJ Sounds.

When:     24 May 2018
Where:    BiteUnite, Wan Chai
Tickets:  Free Event, Facebook Event


HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens 2018

HKFC Soccer 7s

Touted as the world’s best seven-a-side football tournament, fans can come out and see the stars of tomorrow and some of the legends of the game in this 3-day tournament.

When:     18-20 May 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Football Club, Happy Valley
Tickets:  Free entry on Friday 18 May, Day passes $160 for Saturday and Sunday, Ticketflap


Cocktail Carnival

This free carnival offers a range of family-friendly fun including board games, crafty balloon artists and magicians. If that’s not enough, Strokes are offering crazy golf at a discounted price of $100 per nine holes. With cocktails from leading bars across Hong Kong and international bars starting from just $100, be sure to top it all off with a tipple or two made by Asia’s master mixologists.

When:     19 May 2018
Where:    Strokes, Causeway Bay
Tickets:  Free entry, Facebook Event

If you have an event you think HK HUB readers would love, email [email protected] to request a free listing in our What’s On Guide.

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