Best of What’s On This Week: 25 May 2018

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

24 May 2018 — By Melanie Grosjean / The HK HUB / What's On
What's on this week in Hong kong


Winner of more than 20 major awards, the original West End and Broadway production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, Evita is coming to Hong Kong this May and will be directed by the legendary Hal Prince.

When:     11 May – 10 June 2018
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  From $445, HK Ticketing


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


The Sleeves Album Launch

The Sleeves Hong Kong

The Sleeves are an independent British-born alternative rock band, formed and based in Hong Kong. Mix The Kings, the Sex Pistols, PIL, The Stone Roses, Kasabian, and The Faces and you’ll be close. They will play their new album in full live at this launch party along with a performance by special guest rockers DP.

When:     26 May 2018
Where:    Rula Bula, Lan Kwai Fong
Tickets:  $150, Ticketflap


METZ Live in Hong Kong


METZ is a Noise Punk/Grunge band from Toronto, Canada. The band was formed in 2008 and consists of guitarist and vocalist Alex Edkins, bassist Chris Slorach and drummer Hayden Menzies.

When;     29 May 2018
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $380 at the door or $280 in advance on  Ticketflap


Comedy for CAUSE at Discovery Bay

In cooperation with TakeOut Comedy Club, the Rotary Club of Discovery Bay is hosting a Live Standup Comedy charity event, with comedians Ben Quinlan, Jami Gong, Garron Chiu, and Mahesh Mansigni, where all monies collected will be donated to charity.

When:     31 May 2018
Where:    Discovery Bay Office Centre
Tickets:  $200, Ticketflap


The Worst – Hong Komedy Guerilla

Hong Komedy Guerilla (HKG) is an unconventional comedy show. It is a storytelling show where seasoned comics will tell true stories, revolving around a set theme, about things that actually happened to them. The theme this time is “the worst.”

When:     31 May 2018
Where:    Culture Club Gallery, Soho
For more information:  Facebook Event


Conscious Dance Mondays Hong Kong

This improvisational dance class is set to curated music with guidance and is absolutely suited to beginners. The practice has no specific steps to follow and pressures no one to perform.

When:     28 May 2018
Where:    Dance Concept, 230 Wan Chai Road
For more information:  Facebook


Hong Kong Invitational Beer Festival

This intimate and high quality beer festival will be organized over 4 sessions by Young Master Brewery with a group of other top-tier breweries. The event will feature free-flow tasting and a branded tasting glass.

When:     26-27 May 2018
Where:    Ovolo Southside, Wong Chuk Hang
Tickets:  $250, Facebook


Le French May Arts Festival

Established in 1993, Le French May is one of the largest cultural events in Asia. With more than 120 programmes presented across two months, it has become an iconic part of Hong Kong’s cultural scene. The festival will showcase a diverse range of art forms from heritage and contemporary arts, paintings and design, to classical music and hip hop dance, cinema and circus.

When:     Now through 3 September 2018
Where:    Various venues across Hong Kong
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


Cabinets of Curiosities Exhibit

Cabinets of Curiosities Exhibit

This exhibit will take you on a journey through time and space into the world of mysterious discoveries that reveal European collectors’ fascination with exotic animals, plants, minerals and art objects unknown in the West until a few hundred years ago. It includes over 250 natural and artificial artifacts from 10 museums, galleries and private collections.

When:     25 May – 19 August 2018 (closed on Mondays)
Where:    CityU Exhibition Gallery, CityU
For more information:  Website


FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2018

The top women’s volleyball teams from Argentina, China, Japan and Italy will compete in Hong Kong for the preliminary round of matches of the international volleyball competition held each year by Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB).

When:     29-31 May 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Coliseum
Tickets:  From $120, Urbtix


Kindergartens Festival 2018

This mega kindergarten event organised by the South China Morning Post provides the perfect platform for young parents to discover and explore opportunities for early childhood education for their children of playgroup, pre-nursery and kindergarten schooling age.

When:     26 May 2018
Where:    Cordis Hotel Hong Kong, Mongkok
Tickets:  $50, Eventbrite


The Faust Festival

Faust Festival

Faust’s international celebration of live theatre is returning for a triumphant 19th season. Whether you are looking for a classic children’s story faithfully told or innovative new shows for young adults and family groups alike, this year’s festival has something for everyone.

When:     22 May – 17 June 2018
Where:    Y Studio, Youth Square and McAulay Studio, HK Arts Centre
Tickets:  $125, Urbtix


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