The Best Things to do This Week: 17 January 2020

Let us inspire you with our pick of what's on around Hong Kong this week, 17 January 2020!

Best of Whats On January 17

Planning for the week ahead? Let us help with these highlights of what’s on in HK this week 17 January 2020. Want more? Check out our comprehensive what’s on guide with full listings for the months ahead here and our family-friendly what’s on guide here.

Wil Sylvince

Wil Sylvince

The Riff Comedy Club is opening its doors right in the heart of LKF and for their opening weekend they are flying in comedian Wil Sylvince all the way from NYC. The event is BYOB.

When:     17 January 2020
Where:    The Riff, Central
Tickets:  From $338, Ticketflap


Yoga Brunch Club

Peak lookout yoga brunch

Collaborating with Caren’s Yoga, The Peak Lookout is giving everyone a chance to enjoy the outdoors and start the year off fresh with a detox after the end-of-the-year indulgence with a one hour yoga session followed by a brunch inclusive of a healthy smoothie, coffee or tea.

When:     18 January 2020
Where:    The Peak Lookout
Tickets:  From $350, Eventbrite


Sake Tasting 2

Sake workshop

Guests will be guided through a selection of sake from different regions of Japan in order to learn what makes it special and how to recognise the different varieties of it.

When:     22 January 2020
Where:    The Hive, Kennedy Town
Tickets:  $80 for Hive members, $120 for non-members, Facebook


Kowloon Cup 2020

The distinctive two-day HKPN Yacht racing event comprises an Island Race on the Saturday and a Pursuit Race on the Sunday, with a finish for prize-giving and a seafood meal at High Island (Yau Ley) Seafood Restaurant.

When:     18 January 2020
Where:    Hebe Haven Yacht Club
For more information:  Facebook


Open Air Film Club: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Grand Budapest Hotel

Open Air Film Club is back at The Hive Central for the new year! Join them on their outdoor terrace for drinks, snacks and a screening of legendary director Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel.’

When:     17 January 2020
Where:    The Hive, Central
Tickets:  $50 for Hive members, $80 for non-members, Facebook


The Gruffalo Live on Stage


Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

When:     16 – 24 January 2020
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing


Tabby McTat

Tabby McTat book art

Fresh from the greatest picture book team in the world comes this delightful rhyming story of music, friendship, loyalty and cats! For children ages 3 and up and their families.

When:     17-24 January 2020
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

Find more kid-friendly events in this post!


The Batchelors of Jazz

Head out to Peel Fresco this friday for Dixieland Jazz with The Batchelors of Jazz. Trombonist and singer, Dave Batchelor runs one of the most entertaining traditional jazz bands in Scotland. Expect classic Dixieland jazz played with real verve and rhythmic punch.

When:     17 January 2020
Where:    Peel Fresco, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Facebook


A Night of Laughs

Vivek Mahbubani

This stand-up comedy event will feature some of Hong Kong’s best comedians including Ryan Hynek, Vivek Mahbubani, Maitreyi Karanth, Pete Grella and Garron Chiu.

When:     18 January 2020
Where:    Agave, Wan Chai
Tickets: From $291.47, Eventbrite


Tong Chong Street Market

Tong Chong Street Market

Tong Chong Street Market has grown to become the go-to place for gourmet street food. Now they’re bringing the popular foodie festival to the weekdays with a new focus on healthy, organic flavours this January and February.

When:     2 January – 28 February 2020
Where:   One Taikoo Place
For more information: Taikoo Place Website


FlexFam For Australia – Fitness Fundraising Day

Donate money to the Australia wildfire relief and get a fitness class for free as the Flex community are donating their time and resources to put together a fundraiser for the Australia forest fires.

When:     19 January 2020
Where:    Flex Studio, One Island South
Tickets:  From a $380 donation, Facebook


The Beginners Guide to a Plant Based Diet & Living Healthier

Hemingway’s DB is hosting a 3-course Wellness Luncheon with guest speaker Emilie Clairet who will present on The Beginners Guide to a Plant Based Diet & Living Healthier.

When:     22 January 2020
Where:    Hemingways, Discovery Bay
For more information:  Facebook


CNY Market at Cheung Sha Beach

CNY Market at Cheung Sha Beach

In honor of Chinese New Year there will be a market at Little Field with drinks, candy boxes and gift sets on sale as well as dumpling and Fai Chan workshops.

When:     19 January 2020
Where:    Little Field, Cheung Sha Lower Village, Lantau Island
Tickets:  Entrance free, workshops $100 per person, Facebook


Ready, Steady, Go

Hong Kong Stories

Hong Kong Stories will host a night of storytelling where their storytellers will tell you about where their journeys have taken them.

When:     23 January 2020
Where:    Fringe Club, Central
Tickets:  $96 for Fringe members, $120 non-members, Ticketflap


Want to find more events around Hong Kong? Check out our complete what’s on guide here.

What's on in Hong Kong


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