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Find our pick of family-friendly events in this post & our pick of what’s on this week here!

What’s On This Weekend 15-17 February 2019

Philip Glass’ David Bowie @ Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Jess Connelly & Alextbh Asia Tour @ Mudita
The Great Gatsby @ HKAPA
A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Hong Kong Park
BEYONDDancing Bollywood Night @ Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Dr. Fern’s Valentine’s Day Love Potion Masterclass
50’s Party @ Carnegie’s Hong Kong
Booka Shade @ Mudita
Longines Masters of Hong Kong @ AsiaWorld-Expo
Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon
AIA Carnival @ Central Harbourfront

Music

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra – Philip Glass’ David Bowie

Inspired by David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ album, Philip Glass’ Heroes Symphony is a sincere tribute to the superstar.

When:     15-16 February 2018
Where:    Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Auditorium
Tickets:  From $120, Ticketflap

 

Jess Connelly & Alextbh Asia Tour

Jess Connelly & Alextbh

This talented pair are household names in Southeast Asia and making waves internationally, and will bring their R&B heat to the stage at Mudita as a part of their Asia Tour.

When:     15 February 2019
Where:    Mudita, Central
Tickets:  $300 at the door, $250 in advance on Ticketflap

 

Open Rehearsal: Marin Alsop, Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra and Local Student Orchestras

Marin Alsop Orchestra

As a part of the 47th Hong Kong Arts Festival PLUS programme, world-renowned conductor Marin Alsop, together with Latin America’s leading Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, will share the stage with two local award-winning student orchestras from Diocesan Boys’ School and Diocesan Girls’ School, to support the development of young musical talent.

When:     20 February 2019
Where:    Concert Hall, HK Cultural Centre
Tickets:  Free, Ticketflap

 

Glades in Hong Kong

Glades

Sydney based alternative-pop trio GLADES combines atmospheric synthscapes, reverb-laden guitars, with complex electro pop beats, drawing comparisons with Broods, CHVRCHES, Halsey and The 1975.

When:     20 February 2019
Where:    MOM Livehouse, North Point
Tickets:  From $240, Ticketflap

 

Nouveau Jazz Weekend – Mezquida Trio

Marco Marquizeda

Hailed as a great ‘pianista’ and ‘improvisador’- Marco Mezquido is recognized as one of the finest jazz pianists of his generation. For his Hong Kong debut, Mezquido will perform both as a soloist and in a trio with cellist Martin Melendez and percussionist Aleix Tobias.

When:     22-23 February 2018
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  $300, HK Ticketing

 

Honne Live in Hong Kong

Honne

British duo HONNE will be playing in Hong Kong with their full band. Influenced by the likes of Al Green and Bill Withers, their warm electronic sound gushes with emotive sweetness. This will be their first full production show in Hong Kong.

When:     27 February 2019
Where:    MacPherson Stadium, Mong Kok
Tickets:  $470, Facebook Event

 

Bob James Trio Live in Hong Kong

The two-times Grammy awarded, master jazz pianist behind all time classic songs like “Nautilus”, “Westchester Lady”, “Angela”, and “Take me to The Mardis Gras”, comes to Hong Kong. Bob James Trio will be playing live at Ocean Park featuring bassist Michael Palazzo & Ron Otis on drums.

When:     27 February 2019
Where:    Applause Pavillion, Ocean Park
Tickets:  From $280, Event Website

 

Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues Tour

Maroon 5

Three-time Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum band Maroon 5 will play their first ever show in Macao. The band is not only one of pop music’s most enduring artists, but also one of the 21st century’s biggest acts.

When:     3 March 2019
Where:    The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena
Tickets:  From $688, Cotai Ticketing

 

The Week

The Week Hong Kong gives you one event, 7 days and 25 bands to get up to date with the best of Hong Kong indie music! Come discover Hong Kong’s homegrown rockstars, the freshest rappers in the city, and a deathcore scene you didn’t even know existed.

When:     3-9 March 2019
Where:    Various Venues
Tickets:  From $220, Ticketflap

 

Masego

Masego

Known for extraordinary improvisational skills Masego creates new versions of each song he performs live in concert to the off-the-top-of-their-heads internet-breaking hit, “Tadow” with his close collaborator FKJ. No two Masego shows are the same.

When:     5 March 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  From $320, Ticketflap

 

Clairo: Live in Hong Kong

Claire

Burgeoning bedroom pop sensation, Clairo will make her live debut here in Hong Kong. Clairo is the twenty year old American electropop wonder who rose to prominence in late 2017 when ‘Pretty Girl’ went viral on YouTube.

When:     13 March 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $380, Ticketflap

 

Allman Brown

Allman Brown

Influenced by Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman and Bruce Springsteen whilst growing up in Hong Kong, Brown latterly discovered and embraced musical visionaries such as Ryan Adams, Justin Vernon and Sufjan Stevens. He will perform live in Hong Kong as a part of his Asia Tour.

When:     13 March 2019
Where:    MOM Livehouse, North Point
Tickets:  $220, Ticketflap

 

Cloud Nothings Asia Tour

Cloud Nothings

This critically acclaimed punk-pop outfit from Cleveland, Ohio, lead by the lead vocalist Dylan Baldi, is ready to bring and unleash their fully transformed uncompromising rock tunes to you.

When:     15 March 2019
Where:    MOM Livehouse, North Point
Tickets:  $320, Ticketflap

 

Ruel Live in HK

Ruel

Shortly after releasing his 2017 breakthrough single “Don’t Tell Me,” the now 16-year-old, London-born, Sydney-raised singer and songwriter Ruel has emerged as one of the most exciting new recording artists and live performers in the world.

When:     22 March 2019
Where:    Music Zone, KITEC
Tickets:  $448, Facebook

 

Tom Odell Live in Hong Kong

Tom Odell

This will mark Ivor Novello-winning songwriting sensation Tom Odell’s first live show in Hong Kong. The precocious master of the ivories has won numerous awards and has 1.8 million sales under his belt. The show is sure to be enjoyable.

When:     25 March 2019
Where:    Music Zone @ E-max, KITEC
Tickets:  $590, Cityline

 

Odd Similarities Live in Hong Kong

A group of hip-hop artists from Seattle, WA, USA will be performing in Hong Kong for a night of bangers and fun!

When:     27 March 2019
Where:    MoM Livehouse, North Point
Tickets:  From $103.95, Eventbrite

 

Pet Shop Boys: The Super Tour

Pet Shop Boys

Catch one of the most successful duos in UK music performing their greatest hits including ‘Always on My Mind,’ ‘Go West’ & ‘West End Girls’, plus tracks off their latest album Super, featuring ‘The Pop Kids.’

When:     28 March 2019
Where:    Hong Kong AsiaWorld-Expo, Hall 10
Tickets:  From $588, HK Ticketing

 

Astro the 2nd Astroad to Hong Kong

Astro

Astro, one of the most anticipated rising groups in Korea will make a stop in Hong Kong.

When:     30 March 2019
Where:    Star Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  From $688, HK Ticketing

 

John Mayer Asia Tour 2019

John Mayer

Seven-time Grammy winner John Mayer is bringing his live tour to Hong Kong for the first time.

When:     8 April 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets:  From $698, Facebook Event

 

Anne Marie

Anne Marie

Don’t miss the rising pop-star as she performs her chart-topping tunes such as ‘Friends’, ‘2002’, ‘Rockabye’, ‘Perfect to Me’ and many more.

When:     11 April 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Macpherson Stadium
Tickets:  From $588, Cityline

 

Ed Sheeran Live in Hong Kong

Ed Sheeran

Superstar Ed Sheeran truly needs no introduction. He will be stopping in Hong Kong on his tour this spring.

When:     18 April 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Fantasy Road Outdoor Venue
Tickets:  On Sale from Thursday January 17, Website

 

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

Electro-pop pioneers Kraftwerk are returning to Hong Kong for their 3D show. Kraftwerk’s compositions use innovative techniques, synthetic voices and computerised rhythms and have had a major international influence across an entire range of music genres.

When:     19 April 2019
Where:    Star Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  From $680, Live Nation

 

Sonar Hong Kong 2019 – Electronic Love

crowds at Sonar Hong Kong

Trailblazing electronic music festival Sonar returns to Hong Kong Science Park. The 15 hour festival will see more than 35 dazzlingly diverse electronic acts performing across five indoor and outdoor stages at one of the city’s most unique venues.

When:     Sat 13 April 12pm – Sun 14 April 3am
Where:   Hong Kong Science Park
Tickets:  from $580, Ticketflap

 

Dean Fujioka

Dean Fujioka

Renowned Japanese actor and singer Dean Fujioka is set to perform in Hong Kong for the first time ever as a part of his “Born to Make History tour.

When:     20 April 2019
Where:    Music Zone @ E-Max, KITEC
Tickets:  From $688, City Line

 

Jazz Marathon for the International Jazz Day 2019

The greatest jazz party of the year, with 60 jazz stars storming the stage! The line-up includes local star Patrick Lui, special guest RubberBand and the phenomenal Scandinavian jazz guitarist Ulf Wakenius and others.

When:     27-28 April 2019
Where:    Queen Elizabeth Stadium Arena
Tickets:  From $180, Urbtix

 

Saturday Music Platform

Tai Kwun Music

Kung Chi-shing, the seminal figure in Hong Kong independent music, is invited to curate outstanding musical works from local and international musicians on the first Saturday afternoon of every month. Whether you enjoy classical music, pop, or the truly “out there”, prepare to have your musical horizons extended.

When:     1st Saturday of Every Month
Where:    Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun
Tickets:  Free of charge, Event Website

 

Troye Sivan: The Bloom Tour

Troye

Pop Prince Troye Sivan has announced his 7-city “The Bloom Tour” in Asia and is set to perform in Hong Kong for the first time.

When:     6 May 2019
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau
Tickets:  From $588, HK Ticketing

 

Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz

American singer-songwriter Jason Mraz needs no introduction. The multiple Grammy-award-winning superstar will return to Hong Kong for the first time since 2015 as a part of his Good Vibes tour.

When:     17-18 May 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 5BC
Tickets:  From $588, Tickets on sale from 6 November on HK Ticketing

 

Lauv, Live in Hong Kong

Lauv

Independent singer, songwriter, producer and pop visionary Lauv has announced today he will play his debut headline show in Hong Kong. Handpicked to support Ed Sheeran, Lauv is one of the most current, in demand, buzz acts of the moment.

When:     23 May 2019
Where:    The Vine Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $450, Ticketflap

 

Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour

Elton John playing piano

Music icon Elton John has announced a massive, 3-year farewell tour that will be his last time on the road. His new stage production will take his fans on a musical and highly visual journey spanning a 50-year career of hits. He will be touring major cities across the globe including Hong Kong. Ticketing and venue information to be announced.

When:     November/December 2019
Where:    To be announced
Tickets:  TBA

 

Clockenflap 2019

Clockenflap

The Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival is returning for its 12th edition, bringing together a sparkling array of talent, unique attractions and music-loving fans that all adds up to one of the best weekends of the year!

When:     22 November 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  $1,200 for 3-day weekend general admission, Ticketflap


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Find all the best events for children and families in our awesome Kids & Family What’s On Guide.

activities & events for families in Hong Kong


Theatre & Dance

Maybe Tomorrow

Chloe Wong

Maybe Tomorrow, the latest creation of local choreographer Chloe Wong, takes its inspiration from the myth of Sisyphus. Chloe along with six devising dancers of different backgrounds are going to bring along the six “silver rocks” around Hong Kong and different institutions simulating Sisyphus’ punishment of pushing the rock tirelessly til eternity.

When:     21 November – 1 June (various session dates)
Where:    Various locations
For more information:  Facebook Page

 

The Met Live in HD 2019

Bizet's Carmen

The 2019 Season of The Metropolitan opera will be live-streamed at the Bethanie Theattre. Experience some of the Met’s greatest shows including Verdi’s Aida, Bizet’s Carmen, and Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West.

When:     Various dates in 2019, check individual shows for details.
Where:    Bethanie Theatre, HKAPA Bethanie Landmark Heritage Campus, Pokfulam
Tickets:  HK Ticketing

 

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Enter the glamourous world of New York high society in the Roaring Twenties! Septime Webre’s Asian premiere of The Great Gatsby tells an extraordinary tale of abundant wealth, stunning excess and dark obsession based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name. (Suitable for ages 6 and up)

When:     15-17 February 2019
Where:    HKAPA, Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  From $140, Tickets on sale from 14 December 2018, HK Ballet

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Midsummer Nights Dream

Enjoy a night under the stars this Valentine’s Day weekend by attending Shakespeare in the Park! Bring blankets, pillows, food and drink!

When:     15-17 February 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Park, Central
Tickets:  Free admission, Facebook

 

BEYONDancing Bollywood Night

BEYONDDancing Bollywood Night will present new creation of artists from Hong Kong in two parts, a dance performance and an Indian Dance Drama performance.

When:     17 February 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Tickets:  Facebook Event

 

HK Arts Festival

The upcoming 47th Annual HK Arts Festival will feature more than 20 programmes including Wagner’s Tannhauser, Marin ALsop with the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, The Nutcracker, the Beethoven Project, the World of John Neumeier and many more performances in the genre of music, dance, theatre, opera and more.

When:     21 February – 23 March 2019
Where:    Various Venues
For more information:  Event Website

 

Choreography Walk

Choreography walk map

The Choreography Walk takes staircases, footbridges and the world’s longest outdoor escalator as starting points, this hour-long journey echoes the natural and man-made verticality of Hong Kong Island. Traversing between quiet and spacious old districts and loud, dense commercial centres, participants will discover dance movement that highlight the incremental transformations of space and atmosphere.

When:    22, 23, 24 February 2019
Where:  Central and Sheung Wan
Tickets:  https://www.hk.artsfestivalplus.org/activities/choreography-walk

 

Touching the Void

Touching the Void

One of the greatest true stories of adventure and survival comes to the stage in this thriller directed by Tony Award-winner, Tom Morris. Two men attempt a dangerous Andean mountain ascent climbing on the same rope in appalling weather when disaster strikes.

When:     21-24 February, 26 February – 2 March 2019
Where:    Theatre, HK City Hall
Tickets:   From $360, Event Website

 

The Nature of Forgetting

nature of forgetting

Tom is 55 today. As he dresses for his party, tangled threads of disappearing memories spark him into life, unravelling as a tale of friendship, love and guilt.

When:     21-24 February 2019
Where:    Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $260, Event Website

 

Dark Room: Solo Performance

Written, directed and performed by Kristina Pakhomova, Dark Room celebrates strong women who are still fighting for independence and self-love, fighting against stigma and pressure from society to be perfect daughters, wives and mothers, that can sometimes come at the cost of their own happiness and health.

When:     22-23 February 2019
Where:    The Hive, Kennedy Town
Tickets:  From $180, Ticketflap

 

Family Dinner

Family Dinner

Family Dinner is an immersive and intimate dining performance – a project that invites the public to dine with performers. The work is at once a performance, rehearsal, embodied recording, a choreographic exploration of a shared meal and a conversation with dinner guests.

When:     26 February – 3 March 2019
Where:    Dessert House, Blue House, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $250, includes a 3-course dinner and one non-alcoholic drink, Ticketflap

 

887

887

An unforgettable tale about memory, identity and cultural history from world-famous theatre visionary, Robert Lepage. Starting from his boyhood in divided, 1960s Quebec, 887 ricochets across decades with cinematic flair and stunning images.

When:     27 February – 2 March 2019
Where:    Lyric Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $380, Event Website

 

Oper Leipzig: Wagner’s Tannhäuser

Wagner's Tannhauser

Considered one of Wagner’s quintessential romantic operas, this work depicts Tannhäuser’s struggle between flesh and spirit with sensuous and powerful music. Iconoclastic director Calixto Bieito pits the impulsive protagonist against a soulless modern society in the Hong Kong premier of this masterpiece of German romanticism.

When:     1-2 March 2019
Where:    Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Hall
Tickets:  From $480, Event Website

 

Always By Your Side

Singer-songwriter Endy Chow joins hands with rising stars Yau Hawk-sau and Jamie Zhang in this musical theatre production that portrays the extraordinary journey of two youngsters with special needs who unlock their hidden talents and find fulfillment through music.

When:     2-3, 6-10 March 2019
Where:    Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium
Tickets:  From $140, Urbtix    

 

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HKartsFestival@TaiKwun

Historical Monuments meet dance in this all-day, non-stop dance extravaganza. The two-weekend festival will feature site-specific performances, urban dance, street dance battles, community and contemporary dance, workshops and screenings.

When:     2-3 and 9-10 March 2019
Where:    Tai Kwun, Central
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

The Rebound

Rebound by Cab Sessions

A night of Showtunes about love, getting your heart ripped into pieces, letting go and learning to love again.

When:     3 March 2019
Where:    Grappa’s Cellar, 1 Connaught Place
Tickets:  $250, Eventbrite

 

Madame White Snake

One of China’s most well-known folktales, Madame White Snake is the story of a demon in pursuit of love. For this work, composer Zhou Long became the first Chinese composer to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2011.

When:     8-9 March 2019
Where:    Lyric Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $280, Event Website

 

From Crafting to Dancing: Asia Pacific Dance Platform

Crafting to Dancing Asia Dance Platform

Artistic Director Katia Engel, dancer Ari Ersandi and mask carver Ki Pono Wiguno will share their experiences as artists working abroad, and how traditional Indonesian mask carving and dance choreography seamlessly meld together.

When:     11 March 2019
Where:    Goethe Gallery, Wan Chai
Tickets:  Free, Ticketflap

 

The Nutcracker

Nutcracker

John Neummeier’s Nutcracker transforms a winter-holiday fairytale into a heartwarming story for all seasons and audiences of all ages. As a young girl’s birthday gift of pointe shoes fires her imagination, she dreams of becoming a great ballerina.

When:     13-15 March 2019
Where:    Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $260, Event Website

 

Home

home

On an empty stage Geoff Sobelle builds an entire house before your eyes, then shows what it means to make a house a home. This breathtaking spectacle of illusion, choreography, storytelling, live music and homespun engineering is a house party like no other.

When:     14-16 March 2019
Where:    Lyric Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $200, Event Website

 

The Beethoven Project

Beethoven Project

Filled with beauty, invention and energy, John Neumeier’s choreography has made Hamburg Ballet a world-class ensemble. Beethoven Project is Neumeier’s choreographic tribute to Beethoven featuring exquisite dance set to incomporable music, portraing Beethoven and his musical resonance on stage.

When:     19-20 March 2019
Where:    Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $300, Event Website

 

Discord of Discourse

Discord of Discourse is an exploration of languages in our minds. It is the story of two would-be lovers, a linguistic anthropologist, Jean and a quantum physicist, Jean. After they maneuver the different pronunciations of their names spelled the same ways, a curiosity sparks between these two professors at the same university.

When:     21-24 March 2019
Where:    The Hive, Kennedy Town
Tickets:  From $180, Ticketflap

 

War Horse

War Horse

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the National Theatre of Great Britain’s Tony Award-winning production of War Horse is coming to Hong Kong.

When:     10-26 May 2019
Where:    Lyric Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $330, HK Ticketing


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Comedy

Ding Ding Soho Comedy Showcase

Ding Ding Comedy brings Hong Kong’s best and brightest acts back to the city’s legendary den of comedic iniquity. No topics are off the table so bring the laughs and maybe not the kids! The venue doesn’t sell or serve alcohol, so be sure to bring your own liquid fun.

When:     23 February 2019
Where:    Takeout Comedy Club, Soho
Tickets:  From $175, Ticketflap

 

Bianca Del Rio

Bianca Del Rio

Drag Queen Bianca Del Rio, the alter ego of seasoned comic Roy Haylock has well and truly taken the world by storm. She’ll be returning to Hong Kong with her brand new show, ‘It’s Jester Joke’.

When:     10 March 2019
Where:    HK Jockey Club Amphitheatre
Tickets:  From $788, Facebook Event

 

All Irish Stand-Up Comedy at Punchline

Bob Rooney

Every year in March, Punchline brings three fantastic comedians direct from Ireland to help celebrate the St. Patrick Day festivities. It’s always a sellout and judging from the three star comedians coming this time around (Joe Rooney, Andrew Stanley and Patser Murray), it will be a great night of laughs and singing!

When:     14-16 March 2019
Where:    Tamarind, Wan Chai (14th-15th) and Grappa’s Cellar, Central (16th)
Tickets:  $488, Early Bird $350, Ticketflap

 

Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hit Tour

Jimmy Carr

Britain’s best-loved comedian and one of the biggest selling live acts in UK comedy is returning to Hong Kong this March. Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. This show is a make-up show for the show originally scheduled for 16 September.

When:     27 March 2018
Where:    KITEC Rotunda 3
Tickets:  From $588, Facebook Event

 

Tom Green Live in Hong Kong

Tom Green

Acclaimed Canadian comedian Tom Green is coming to Hong Kong with his debut Asia tour where he’ll be dishing out his incomparable brand of original comedy.

When:     24 April 2019
Where:    Grappa’s Cellar, Central
Tickets:  From $488, Ticketflap


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Health & Wellness

Love in the Air: Sound x Aroma Feast

sound and aroma

This is a new experience of sound bath and aromatherapy. Participants will receive a custom blend essential oil for chakra balancing.

When:     23 February 2019
Where:    LIVO, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $520 per person, $960 for two, Facebook

 

Recharge + Reshape Mind & Body After Baby

Urban Hatch after baby workshop

Join maternity specialist and midwife Sofie Jacobs from Urban Hatch and like-minded new moms for an interesting workshop where you’ll receive practical tools for increasing physical and emotional resilience after giving birth through self-care.

When:     16 March 2019
Where:    Enhale Studio, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
Tickets:  $550, Eventbrite

 

Mud Race 2019

This inaugural Mud Race will be muddy and lots of fun! There will be 7 obstacles to tackle over a 3.5K or 6K course. Join as an individual, or register as a team. For ages 12 and up.

When:     28 April 2019
Where:    Tai Tong Ecopark
For more information:  Facebook

 

District Race Hong Kong

District Race Hong Kong

With the District app in your hand, cities come to life as an urban exploration game that you can play anytime anywhere. Use the app to navigate the city, complete the challenges and collect the points. Track your progress on live leaderboards, be rewarded and level up your fitness.

When:     19 May 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  From $250, Event Website


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Food & Drink

Ye Shanghai Valentine’s Day Cocktail

Ye Shanghai Valentine's Day Cocktail

Grab your valentine, GALentine, PALentine – couples or singles, matters not at this event – and make plans to join for an evening of learning and a lot of drinking. Enjoy a complimentary welcome cocktail with an introduction and tasting of a range of 6 spirits.

When:     13-14 February 2019
Where:    The Woods, Central
Tickets:  $528, Ticketflap

 

FINI’s Soho Valentine’s Love Bomb

It’s Back to School this Valentine’s Day at FINI’s Soho. Expect fun and games for everyone, free-flow champagne & oysters, live music, a magician and heart-shaped pizzas.

When:     14 February 2019
Where:    FINI’s, Soho
For more information:  Facebook

 

Singles’ Valentines Dinner

Single's Valentine Dinner

No plans for Valentine’s Day? Why not join meet.mozaic’s singles’ dinner for Valentines Day? You will not be alone, meet.mozaic will be there to keep you company and you never know who you might meet there.

When:     14 February 2019
Where:    Madam S’ate, Elements Shopping Centre
Tickets:  $780 for members, $900 for non-members, Facebook Event

 

Dr. Fern’s Valentine’s Day Love Potion Masterclass

Dr. Paul and the team at Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour will be hosting a very special Valentine’s Gin Love Potion Masterclass at the clinic, for all the couples in need of love prescriptions.

When:     16 February 2019
Where:    Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour, Central
Tickets:  From $550, Ticketflap

 

The Pawn Mixology Workshop

The Pawn Mixology Workshop

Become your own bartender and experience a two-hour interactive cocktail making class on The Pawn’s Rooftop hosted by Botanicals Bar Mixologist, Ron Ramirez. Explore bar basics, equipments, techniques and tasting your own drinks as well as learning the history of the spirits and their use in classic and contemporary cocktails.

When:     21 February 2019
Where:    The Pawn Rooftop Garden, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $498, Ticketflap

 

Vegetarian Food Asia

Vegetarian Food Asia

Vegetarian Food Asia is the only trade exhibition dedicated to vegetarian and vegan products and lifestyle in Hong Kong.

When:     22-24 February 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
For more information:  Event Website

 

Animals Asia’s Women’s Day Lunch

Animals Asia Women's Day Lunch

Animals Asia is a Hong Kong-based NGO which was founded 20 years ago and focuses on animal welfare. In this meaningful charity event, like-minded people and animal lovers will join together to meet Jill Robinson, CEO and founder of Animals Asia and listen to other fabulous women speakers while enjoying a lunch together.

When:     8 March 2019
Where:    Maison ES, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $860, Eventbrite

 

RUM LOVE Reggae Tuesdays

In the lead up to the warmer months, get in that summer spirit at Honi Honi’s RUM LOVE Reggae Tuesdays! Listen to the music of the Caribbean with Reggae Three as they play a mixture of Jamaican, folk, ska, Afro beats and of course Reggae.

When:     12 March, 9 April, 14 May, 11 June 2019
Where:    Honi Honi Tiki Lounge, Central
For more information:  Facebook

 

Taste of Hong Kong

Taste of Hong Kong

Create your dream tasting menu from multiple high-end cuisines and try some dishes that have never been seen in Hong Kong before form some of the city’s best chefs. Plus, enjoy the amazing array of experiences ranging from whiskey and wine tastings to sweet treats, one off collaborations, live music and family fun.

When:     21-24 March 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information:  Event Website
Tickets:   Early bird tickets now on sale!   Tickets 

 

The Great Hong Kong Bar Race

Starting from Rula Bula in Lan Kwai Fong, teams of 4 will solve the clues and race to be the first team at the ending location. There’ll be awesome prizes, great challenges, and of course, cold drinks.

When:     23 March 2019
Where:    Rula Bula, Lan Kwai Fong
For more information:  Facebook

 

The Valley Sevens Long Lunch

Sevens Long Lunch

The legendary Long Lunch is in its 22nd year and still remains the ultimate way to kick off the Sevens weekend. Rugby speakers, dancing performances and a new theme will provide entertainment alongside a 4-course lunch with free-flow wine.

When:     5 April 2019
Where:    The Conrad Hotel
For more information:  Event Website


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Shopping & Markets

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

Handmade Hong Kong is back with their popular craft market which are the perfect opportunity for the most special artists, makers, designers and bakers to showcase and sell their goods.

When:     10 March, 14 April 2019
Where:    Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

Veggieworld

Veggieworld is a trade fair for the vegan lifestyle. Here you will find tips and tricks by movers and shakers, producers, chefs and well-known people from the scene. You’ll also find plant-based clothing and cosmetics that make no compromises when it comes to form, colors and style.

When:     16-17 March 2019
Where:    PMQ, Central
Tickets:  Earlybird 1 day ticket $100, Weekend ticket $180, Facebook Event

 

Tong Chong Street Market

Tong Chong Street Market

The Tong Chong Street market is focused on supporting independent local businesses and start-ups throughout Hong Kong and the wider region and helping them showcase their culinary creations and products. This year’s market themes include “Coffee Festival,” “Snowy Christmas” and “Healthy Eating.”

When:     November 2018 – February 2019
Where:    Tai Chong Street, Taikoo Place
For more information:  Event Website


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Nightlife

Ophelia’s 3rd Annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Returning for an immersive celebration of the existence of freedom and singletons, this year’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Party will feature Femme Fatale DJ Naomi.

When:     14-15 February 2019
Where:    Ophelia, Lee Tung Street
Tickets:  Complimentary entry, RSVP on Eventbrite

 

Carnegie’s Hong Kong 50’s Party

Live performances by The Sideburns and Live 8 with proper full vinyl sets from Dave ‘Wobbly’ Ross and Steve 52 as well as a $1000 pin-up girl contest and drink specials all night long.

When:     16 February 2019
Where:    Carnegie’s Hong Kong, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $160, Ticketflap

 

Booka Shade

Bookashade

German electronic duo, Booka Shade will be coming to Mudito to perform an incredible live set experience. Get ready for a great night of house and techno.

When:     16 March 2019
Where:    Mudita, Central
Tickets:  $300, Ticketflap

 

Craig David: TS5 Live in Hong Kong

Craig David

Craig David, the smoothest man in pop, brings his blockbusting TS5 show to Hong Kong for the very first time.

When:     21 February 2019
Where:    Play, Central
Tickets:  $490, Ticketflap


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Sports

Longines Masters of Hong Kong 2019

Longines Masters

Now in its seventh edition, the Longines Masters of Hong Kong has become an integral part of the region’s social and cultural calendar, combining heart-pounding competition by the world’s top show jumping riders and horses with world-class entertainment, fashion, art and gastronomy.

When:     15-17 February 2019
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo (Hall 8)
Tickets:  From $180, Ticketflap

 

Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon

Hong Kong Marathon

This year’s Hong Kong Marathond will feature several categories: marathon, half marathon, 10K, Wheelchair 10K, 3K Wheelchair, 2.2K Youth Dash and a 1K Family Run. The views are sure to be fantastic as you run around the city and there’s something for all ages.

When:     17 February 2019
Where:    Start at Nathan Road, TST for marathon and half, other starting points for other distances
For more information:  Event Website

 

FIA Formula E Hong Kong E-Prix

Formula E
Entering its third electrifying season, the FIA Formula E Hong Kong E-Prix will return to its iconic circuit along the Hong Kong harbourfront this upcoming March. Hong Kong will be the fifth of 13 legs spanning across 12 cities in the championship.

When:     9-10 March 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Harbourfront
For more information:  Event Website

 

Hong Kong Rugby Sevens

HK Rugby Sevens

Firmly established as the world’s premier event of its kind and one of the most popular annual sporting events in Asia, the Hong Kong Sevens attracts some of the world’s greatest rugby players and thousands of fans from every corner of the globe to the magnificent Hong Kong Stadium every year. In addition to the tournament inside the stadium, there will be giant screens and party tents at the Sevens Village nearby as well as at Lee Gardens and more parties at Lan Kwai Fong, Wan Chai and Soho.

When:     5-7 April 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Stadium
For more information:  Event Website


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Movies Opening in Hong Kong This Week

Check out these film releases that are opening this week at theatres around Hong Kong, visit the Hong Kong Movie app to get more information and show times.

Cold Pursuit
The Wife 
Border
Welcome to Marwen
The Blackcoat’s Daughter


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Other Events

5th Anniversary AIA Carnival

The AIA Carnival is once again returning to Hong Kong, celebrating its 5th anniversary. In addition to a wide variety of rides, installations, selfies boards and both street and stage entertainment programme’s, The Great Circus of Europe will be returning as will celebrity chef Christian Yang to oversee the carnival food.

When:     14 December 2018 – February 17 2019 (Except Friday January 11th)
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  From $120 for adults and $85 for kids, Event Website

 

Cupido Rapido: Speed Dating at TQM

Te Quiero Mucho spices things up this Valentine’s Day with Cupido Rapido, a fun-filled speed dating event for Hong Kong’s singles. The evening will begin with a mixer from 7pm, before speed-daters sit down to meet their potential suitors.

When:     14 February 2019
Where:    Te Quiero Mucho, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $288, Ticketflap

 

Candle Making and Drinks at Bobby’s Rabble

Join Alice Scott from Scott’s Apothecary and the team at Bobby’s Rabble for an introduction to the world of aromatherapy. The session will take you through the process of making your own candle in vintage Chinese tea cups using your own bespoke scent from essential oils.

When:     20 February 2019
Where:    Bobby’s Rabble, Wyndham Street
Tickets:  $300, Ticketflap

 

Dauntless: TEDxLingnan University

Dauntless

Come out and experience nine great speakers one afternoon centered around the theme of “Dauntless” at the newest TEDx event in Hong Kong.

When:     23 February 2019
Where:    Lingnan University, Tuen Mun
Tickets:  $103.99, Eventbrite

 

St. Patrick’s Society Annual Ball 2019

This black tie event will be a fabulous evening of Irish-themed entertainment including Irish dancing, traditional Irish music from the even bigger and better than ever DARGLE who have flown all the way from Ireland for the evening, free-flow Guinness, sparkling and non-sparkling wine and a gourmet four-course dinner.

When:     9 March 2019
Where:    Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Tickets:  From $2080, Ticketflap

 

Freespace Happening

Freespace Happening

From September 2018 to March 2019, Freespace Happening – the free outdoor music and arts event, returns every second weekend of each month with music, dance, literature-themed activities, a handicraft market, and a rich variety of creative workshops for everyone to enjoy.

When:     9-10 March 2019
Where:    Art Park, West Kowloon
Tickets:  Free, For more information

 

Natural Balm, Solid Lotion Bar & Facial Serum Workshop

Natural body care workshop

Making your own balms and body moisturisers is a great way of saving unnecessary packaging, reducing your environmental impact and eliminating chemicals from your body care products. This hands-on workshop is designed for complete beginners where you’ll learn to make your own natural body care products in a fun, safe environment.

When:     19 March 2019
Where:    Eko Savon, Fo Tan
Tickets:  $590, Facebook

 

Art Central 2019

Art Central

Art Central will return to Central Harbourfront for its highly anticipated fifth edition. The Fair will feature over 100 leading international galleries, 75% of which hail from the Asia Pacific. The extensive gallery line-up will include over 30 galleries making their debut at Art Central and will showcase striking works from across the globe.

When:     27-31 March 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront
For more information:  Event Website

 

Art Basel Hong Kong

Art Basel Hong Kong returns for its seventh edition, bringing a stellar lineup of 242 premier modern and contemporary art galleries from 36 countries, with over half drawn from Asia and the Asia-Pacific.

When:     28-31 March 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $250, HK Ticketing

Find other great art exhibits and art events in this post.

 

The Conscious Festival by Green Is The New Black

The Conscious Festival

A zero waste festival where fun and sustainability go hand in hand. With a market featuring over 80 mindful brands, transformative talks, delicious healthy eats, organic booze, interactive art, and games – this is one festival not to be missed.

When:     13-14 April 2019
Where:    Kerry Hotel Hong Kong, Hung Hom Bay
Tickets:  Free entry, Register Online

 

Shi Fu Miz Festival

Shi Fu Mis

The music and art project created by the HK based creative agency, FuFu and the parisian collective La Mamie’s is back on the beautiful Cheung Chau Island.

When:     4-5 May 2019
Where:    Sai Yuen, Cheung Chau Island
Tickets:  From $480, Eventbrite


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Melanie Grosjean is a full-time mommy and part-time writer who left the U.S. for Asia several years ago and never looked back. Nowadays, she spends as much time traveling with her husband and toddler as possible. When she isn’t on the road or squeezed into economy class, you can find her sipping an iced latte or blogging at www.adventurefamilylife.com.


 

 

 


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