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What's on in Hong Kong

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What’s On This Weekend 10-12 August

Chinese Opera Festival
Genee International Ballet Competition @ HKAPA
Exclusive Royal Academy of Dance Performance @ Mandarin Oriental
Free Yoga Class in Central @ Pier 10
Pure Playground @ Summerfest at Central Harbourfront Event Space
Solar Eclipse Gong Bath @ SharedSpace
Meditate & Recharge Workshop @ SLEEEP
Mr. Men and Little Miss Exhibition @ PMQ
Discovery Bay Sunday Market @ Discovery Bay Plaza
W Hong Kong x Summer Crush Pool Party
Invisible Beauty Exhibit @ Whitestone Gallery
Le French May Arts Festival
Illuminate @ Central Harbourfront Event Space
Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibit @ CityU  
100 Faces of Tai Kwun @ Police Headquarters Block, Tai Kwun
Projects. Objects. Play – Tommy Li P.O.P show @ Hong Kong Heritage Museum   
In Search of Southeast Asia through the M+ Collections @ M+ Pavillion
Leo Villareal. Escape Velocity @ Pace Gallery
Twinkling City: Sim Chan Solo Exhibition @ Sansiao Gallery HK
SummerFest @ Central Harbourfront
The Last Wilderness Photo Exhibition @ The Haven by Jacada Travel  


Chinese Opera Festival

Chinese opera singers

Opera talent from across China will deliver a range of performances during this two month-long festival, featuring artists from the Xiaobaihua Yue Opera Troupe of Shaoxing, Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe, and Second Troupe of the China National Peking Opera Company, to name a few.

When:      Until 12 August 2018
Where:     Various venues
Tickets:    from $150, Event Website


Radwimps: Asia Live Tour 2018


Radwimps from Japan is coming to Hong Kong. Don’t miss the chance to watch their powerful live performance and explore their music world!

When:     15 August 2018
Where:    Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Center, Kowloon
Tickets:  From $580, HK Ticketing


Why Don’t We The Invitation Tour Hong Kong

the why don't we

International pop stars Why Don’t We are coming to Hong Kong for the first time, performing at Music [email protected] as part of their worldwide “The Invitation Tour”.

When:      22 August 2018
Where:     Music [email protected], Kowloon
Tickets:   from $490, Live Nation


Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival

Now in its 4th year, the Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival is bringing some of the world’s finest full size bands, selecters and vibes to the heart of Central for the biggest line up yet!

When:     25 August 2018
Where:    PMQ, Central
Tickets:  $380, Ticketflap


Big Band Night: All That Swing

As a part of the Jazz-Go-Central and Jazz-Go-Fringe projects, Big Band Nights will feature different local jazz big bands performing at Fringe Dairy.

When:     25 August, 27 October 2018
Where:    Fringe Club, Central
Tickets:  Tickets go on sale a month before each event, Event Website


Dark Paradise Records: Label Night HK 2018

Dark Paradise Records, an independent record label based in Taipei focuses on electronic music and other styles. This will mark their debut label night in Hong Kong and is set to be an epic event featuring MATELIN, Dizparity, Ruby Fatale, Waves of Doppler and special guest Sophy (HK) in one night.

When:     8 September 2018
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  From $250, Ticketflap


Tiny Moving Parts Asia Tour

Tiny Moving Parts

Tiny Moving Parts is an American emo revival band from Benson Minnesota. They will perform live in Hong Kong as a part of their Asia Tour.

When:     9 September 2018
Where:    This Town Needs, Kowloon
Tickets:  $280, Ticketflap


Intervals Live in Hong Kong

Intervals is a Canadian progressive metal band. Formed in Toronto, Ontario, the band has toured throughout Canada and the United States with bands such as Animals are Leaders, Protest The Hero, Between The Buried and Me and The Contortionist.

When:     13 September 2018
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $420 at door, $320 in advance on Ticketflap


This Will Destroy You: Live in Hong Kong

This Will Destroy You

This Will Destroy You is an American experimental rock group from San Marcos, Texas. They will perform live in Hong Kong for one night only.

When:     17 September 2018
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $480 at door, $420 in advance on Ticketflap


The Killers

The Killers

American rock band, The Killers will return to Hong Kong and perform tracks from their latest album Wonderful Wonderful and some of their other hit songs.

When:     19 September 2018
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Arena
Tickets:  $888, Lushington


Calogero: Liberte Cherie Tour


French pop rock icon, Calogero will make his first live performance in HK as a part of the “Liberte Cherie Tour.

When:     21 September 2018
Where:   Y Theatre, Chai Wan
Tickets:  $450, Ticketflap


Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

New Zealand’s finest psychedelic rockers – Unknown Mortal Orchestra, will return to Hong Kong in the midst of a packed tour schedule in support of their new album. They will play tracks from across their catalogue when they make their welcomed return to Hong Kong.

When:     21 September 2018
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $390, Ticketflap


Jessie J The R.O.S.E. Tour Hong Kong

Jessie J

London-born singer-songwriter Jessie J started her career by penning hits for Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake. She claimed her own pop stardom with the UK #1 hit “Price Tag” and is visiting Hong Kong as a part of the epic roll-out of her much-anticipated fourth album, R.O.S.E.

When:     22 September 2018
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Hall 10
Tickets:  From $698, Event Website


SaffaFestHK 2018 – Jack Parow

Jack Parow

SaffaFest will feature performances by local Hong Kong bands, DJs and headliner Jack Parow who will perform on the 22nd of September. Jack Parow is an Afrikaner rapper from Cape Town, South Africa who has performed all over the world and at some of South Africa’s biggest music festivals.

When:     22 September 2018
Where:    PMQ- The Cube
Tickets:  $770.93, Eventbrite


Listen Up 2018

Listen Up Live is a multi-band tour series showcasing an exciting and talented new wave of musicians from Japan. The first edition will feature artists Duran, Phekoo and Space.

When:     11 October 2018
Where:    The Fringe Club, Central
Tickets:  $200, Ticketflap


Mariah Carey Live in Concert Macao

Mariah Carey

The best-selling female artist of all time certainly needs no introduction. Mariah Carey will perform in Macao for one night this October.

When:     20 October 2018
Where:    Cotai Arena, The Venetian Macao
TIckets:  On Sale from 29 April, Live Nation


Lamma Fun Day

Lamma Fun Day

Lamma Fun day is a live music festival and a whole lot of fun on Tai Wan To Beach. More details to come soon!

When:     27 October 2018
Where:    Tai Wan To Beach
For more information:  Facebook


The Gloomy Island Blues Festival 2018

Muddy Basin Ramblers

Bands from Taiwan, Philippines, and Hong Kong will be sharing the same stage, bringing you a magnificent blues concert like you’ve never experienced in Hong Kong.

When:     27 October 2018
Where:    MOM Livehouse, North Point
Tickets:  $260, Ticketflap


Calum Scott: Only Human Asia Tour

UK crooner, Calum Scott, the man behind one of the world’s most recognisable and  loved renditions of Robyn’s ‘Dancing On My Own’, will play his first ever Hong Kong show this November.

When:     1 November 2018
Where:    Music Zone @ E-Max, KITEC
Tickets:  $390, Ticketflap



Clockenflap, Hong Kong

Clockenflap has set their dates for 2018 and early bird tickets are available. We are sure the show will live up to its reputation for bringing a top-notch lineup to Hong Kong.

When:     9-11 November 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  Early bird from $820, Event Website


Guns And Roses

Guns and Roses

Rock icons, Guns N’ Roses recently announced that they will be visiting Hong Kong this November as part of a tour through Asia

When:     20-21 November 2018
Where:    Asia World Expo
Tickets:   from $1288, Eras


Franz Ferdinand, Live in Hong Kong

Franz Ferdinand

With new band members and a new, innovative record, Franz Ferdinand will perform live in Hong Kong this November.

When:     23 November 2018
Where:    Southorn Stadium, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $550, Facebook Event


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:  On sale from November 2018

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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

Genee International Ballet Competition – Semi Finals

Genee International Ballet Competition

The Genee International Competition is the annual flagship event of the Royal Academy of Dance, which attracts the finest young ballet dancers from around the world. This year the competition returns to Hong Kong for the second time in its 87-year history.

When:     9-10 August 2018
Where:    HKAPA, Drama Theatre
Tickets:  From $300, HK Ticketing


Exclusive Royal Academy of Dance Performance

In a partnership between the Royal Academy of Dance and the Mandarin Oriental, some of the finest young dancers from around the world will perform in the hotel lobby. Guests will enjoy the best viewpoints of the choreographed performance while dining on a classic afternoon tea at the Clipper Lounge and the Lobby Lounge.

When:     11-12 August 2018
Where:    Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Tickets:  $398, 2825 4000 or [email protected]


ALICE (in wonderland)

Alice in Wonderland HK Ballet

Bursting with energy and imagination, Septime Webre’s extravagant ALICE (in wonderland) explodes with jaw-dropping excitement and fantasy. Marvel at the sleek and chic costumes, bold sets and thrilling original score performed live by City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in this over-the-top re-imagining of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. (Suitable for ages 3 and up)

When:     17-19 August (with live music) 24-26 August 2018 (with live music)
Where:    Grand Theatre Hong Kong Cultural Centre Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
Tickets:  From $100, (Tickets go on sale 17 June) HK Ballet


X-Dimension Summer Showcase

This Grand Annual Dance Show, which gathers together children and adult dancers will present their winning dances, repackaged and rehearsed to perform for everyone to enjoy.

When:     28 August 2018
Where:    HKAPA, Drama Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $180, HK Ticketing


La Boheme

La Boheme Opera

One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s La Boheme is returning in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production with a series of exciting casts.

When:     1 September 2018
Where:    HKAPA Bethanie Theatre
Tickets:  $210, HK Ticketing


Beyond the Barricade

Enjoy the best-loved songs from the world’s greatest West End and Broadway musicals in a glittering concert starring the former cast members of London’s longest-running musical, Les Miserables.

When:     4-9 September 2018
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Tickets:  From $395, HK Ticketing


Solo-performance: “What’s Wrong With Me?” & “Dark Room”

Solo performance of what's wrong with me and dark room

These two original one-woman shows that sold out in Singapore are a collaborative effort of talented women coming together. In their Hong Kong premier one actress will perform 2 short original plays with two heroines, Diana and Fey, who are lost in life in their own way.

When:     7-9 September 2018
Where:    The Hive, Kennedy Town
Tickets:  From $150, Ticketflap


Hong Kong Cool

Hong Kong Cool

Take seven world premiers by seven Hong Kong-based choreographers, each paired with a local artist working in a different medium and you have an explosive celebration of Hong Kong’s trendsetting creative class.

When:     13-16 September 2018
Where:  Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $200, Tickets available from 13 July HK Ballet


Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe is returning to Hong Kong with three of the playwrights most popular plays – Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice and The Taming of the Shrew. Choose to watch one of the three plays on a specific date or attend one of the Audience Choice shows where you – the audience- will choose the play just before the performance is set to begin.

When:     25-30 September 2018
Where:    The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA
From:  $395, HK Ticketing


Hong Kong International Black Box Festival

Hong Kong Black Box Festival

The Hong Kong International Black Box Festival will feature four productions from around the world – One Fine Day (Beijing), MDLSX (Italy), Oedipus Schmoedipus (Australia/Hong Kong) and Five Easy Pieces (Switzerland/Germany/Belgium) – offering audiences an exciting glimpse at the diverse possibilities of contemporary theatre. The festival also includes a series of workshops and talks.

When:     11 October – 2 November 2018
Where:    HK Rep Black Box and HK Arts Centre Shouson Theatre
Tickets:  From $200, West Kowloon Cultural District Website


MDLSX by Motus

MDLSX is an explosive, gender-blurring solo performance about individual authenticity and freedom. Premio Ubu-winner Silvia Calderoni peels away layers of scientific and historical convention and challenges the audience to re-imagine individual identity beyond the definitions of binary gender.

When:     17-21 October 2018
Where:    HK Rep Black Box, Kowloon
Tickets:  $300, Event Website


Cab Sessions: We Are Here

Cab Sessions

Founded by 5 passionate artists who want to make a mark in the Musical Theater Community of Hong Kong, Cab Sessions is kicking off with this cabaret: We Are Here. It is a one night only mini concert of well-loved show tunes that will leave you singing and dancing the whole night.

When:     23 October 2018
Where:    Social Room, Central
Tickets:  $200, Eventbrite


Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

A tragicomedy in two parts, Waiting for Godot follows two days in the lives of wandering vagabonds Vladimir and his friend Estragon on a barren country road as they wait expectantly by a lone tree in hope of salvation from a man called Godot. While waiting, they fool around, entertaining one another with feisty debate and comedic Vaudevillian tricks.

When:     24-28 October 2018
Where:    HKAPA, Drama Theatre
Tickets:  From $295, HK Ticketing


Oedipus Schmoedipus

Oedipus Schmoedipus

Oedipus Schmoedipus is a joyful, dark, irreverent, hilarious and confronting performance about death: real death, fake death, and death as portrayed in the world’s great theatre classics.

When:     26-29 October 2018
Where:    HK Rep Black Box, Kowloon
Tickets:  $300, Event Website


“Five Easy Pieces” by Milo Rau

Five Easy Pieces

Five Easy Pieces is a profound, funny and confrontational experience that blends realism and brutality, probing the limits of what children know, feel and do and initiating them in the emotional and political absurdities of the adult world.

When:     31 October -2 November 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $200, Event Website


1st Annual International Ballet of Stars

International Ballet of Stars

Celebrated ballet stars from around the globe join forces with the powerful artists of Hong Kong Ballet in the glittering 1st Annual International Ballet of Stars. This thrilling tour-de-force of a programme will include breathtaking star turns from Swan Lake, Le Corsaire and Don Quixote as well as stunning choreography and groundbreaking rock music.

When:     2 November 2018
Where:    Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $140, tickets on sale 17 August, HK Ballet


The Kiss of Tosca

The Kiss of Tosca offers intoxicating music interwoven with explosive drama driving a story of love, desire and patriotism in this 90-minute adaptation of Puccini’s explosive opera.

When:     3 November 2018
Where:    The Annex, Central
Tickets:  $551.15, Eventbrite


Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia Hong Kong

Set on a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, Mamma Mia, is an exhilarating tale of love, friendship and identity told through the timeless hits of ABBA.

When:     16-27 January 2018
Where:    HKAPA, Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  From $330, HK Ticketing

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John Fothergill Stand Up Comedy

John Fothergill

Acclaimed comedy star John Fothergill is headlining a show along with Howard Read, Bec Hill, and Tiernan Douieb it what is sure to be a hilarious evening of stand-up comedy with Punchline Comedy Club.

When:     6-8 September 2018
Where:    Tamarind, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $290, Ticketflap


Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr

One of Britain’s best loved comedians and one of the biggest selling live acts in UK comedy is returning to Hong Kong this September. Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.

When:     16 September 2018
Where:    Kitec Rotunda 3
Tickets:  Tickets: From $488, HK Ticketing


Dan and Phil 2018 World Tour: Interactive Introverts

Dan and Phil

Iconic Youtube Duo Dan and Phil will be bringing their global “Interactive Introverts” tour to Hong Kong. Two internet dwelling, insecure nerds standing under the spotlight to give people what they want: an epic, interactive experience of rants, roasts, battles, stories and surprises to make you laugh, cry, cringe and puts the audience in control like never before.

When:     18 September 2018
Where:    MacPherson Stadium, Mongkok
Tickets:  From $200, Ticketflap


Pablo Francisco

Pablo Francisco

Pablo Francisco is one of the most popular touring comedians worldwide and has earned a reputation for his unique talent to weave together his one of a kind arsenal of off the wall characters and spot-on impressions.

When:     20-21 September 2018
Where:    Cyberport Function Rooms 1-3 and TakeOut Comedy Club
Tickets:  From $388, Ticketflap


Finals of the 12th Annual Hong Kong International Comedy Competition

Top comedians from around the globe will be competing for a top prize of $40,000 cash and a comedy tour in the USA. The competition will be hosted by legendary South African comedian, Barry Hilton.
When:     27 October 2018
Where:    Cyberport Function Rooms 1-3
Tickets:  $350, Ticketflap

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Health & Wellness

Free Yoga Class in Central

Join Free Yoga Classes hosted by Andiappan Yoga Community each Sunday. The classes are led by professionally-trained International Yoga Academy yoga instructors who believe in the benefits of yoga and are committed to sharing their experience with others in the community.

When:     Every Sunday through 14 October 2018
Where:    Pier 10, Central
Tickets:  Free event, sign-up Facebook Event


DIY Insect Repellent and Body Spray Workshop

Learn about aromatherapy, essential oils, the use of oils and safety. Each participant will make a bottle of custom blend body spray or insect repellent.

When:     9 August 2018
Where:    22/F Weswick Commercial Building
Tickets:  $380 per person, $700 for two, Facebook


Pure Playground @ Summerfest

Pure Playground at Hong Kong's Summerfest

A saturday filled with fitness, games and classes like #YogaForAll, this year’s edition is bigger and bolder than before with plenty of fun and amazing surprises in store for everyone.

When:     11 August 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  Free, Event Website


Solar Eclipse Gong Bath

Gong Sound Bath

Immerse in gong vibration, experiencing deep mind-body relaxation, releasing energetic blockage and tension during eclipse season. During the 45 minute gong bath experience, participants will lie down in a relaxed position with their eyes covered while being immersed in sound waves.

When:     11 August 2018
Where:    SharedSpace, Sharp Street East
Tickets:  From $250, Eventbrite


Meditate & Recharge Workshop by Mindful Movement x Sleep


This meditation session will be held at SLEEEP, a new sustainable and minimalistic capsule hotel located in Sheung Wan. It will begin with 30-minutes guided meditation led by Delia Leung, certified Dharma Yoga teacher which will focus on exercises for better sleep with chest breathing and counting breaths exercises.

When:     12 August 2018
Where:    SLEEEP, Central
Tickets:  From $230, Eventbrite


Forrest Yoga Workshop with Yan

This workshop is open to all level practitioners, it will focus on hip-opening, exploring poses in different stages, explaining different level options and more in a class designed to allow every level of practitioner to experience yoga and have fun.

When:     22 September 2018
Where:    The Yoga Room, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  From $500, Eventbrite


Iris: Your Escape – Hong Kong Health and Wellness Festival


This all day Yoga and Wellness Festival has the goal of creating a collective consciousness that encourages people to connect with others on a deeper level. Through yoga, meditation, music, arts, health and wellness education, guests will be inspired to become a better version of themselves.

When:     22-23 September 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront
For more information:  Event Website

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Food & Drink

#EATRARE Dinner Series

It is in nod to an ancient cattle breed and a preview to a slew of specials that 22 Ships’ own Aaron gillespie and heritage foods purveyor, Bennet Lee, will present a two-night dinner series, #EATRARE. The ticketed event will showcase specialty beef from Belted Galloways aka “Belties” from Whitewater Dash, a small family farm located within the beautiful Lake District National Park, England.

When:     14-15 August 2018
Where:    22 Ships, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $688, Ticketflap


Food Expo

Hong Kong Food Expo

Hong Kong’s Food Expo gives a delicious insight into the city’s local dining scene with hundreds of thousands of foodies squeezed in to sample gourmet treats from across the globe and salivate over demonstrations by international experts, including Michelin-starred chefs.

When:     16-20 August 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
For more information:  Event Website


7th Annual Beertopia Craft Beer Festival

Craft Beer Festival

Beertopia is returning for its 7th year with a new location and new layout. In addition to live music, games and shisha area, they’ll have tons of new restaurants and a couple of awesome new features.

When:     5-6 October 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information:  Facebook


2018 Hong Kong VegFest

VegFest HK

There will be more than 70 stalls with vegan food, live cooking demonstrations, music, talks and more at this festival designed for anyone who wants to learn more about protecting our health and the planet.

When:     17 October 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Adventist Academy
Tickets:  Free admission, Facebook


Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival

The CCB (Asia) Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival brings together world-class food, drinks and entertainment right next to the stunning Victoria Harbour skyline. Aside from wine-pairing meals designed by master chefs and tasting classes by industry experts, there will be more than 400 booths featuring everything from single malts to craft beer to keep your palate refreshed.

When:     25-28 October 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information:  Facebook Event

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Shopping & Markets

Mr. Men and Little Miss Exhibition

Mr Men characters cartoon

The Refinery at PMQ hosts this exhibition/shopping event, with limited edition products and bespoke gifts featuring the the beloved characters. Choose a product type, select the character that best suits you (are you a Mr Funny or a Little Miss Naughty?) and customise it using their personalisation service.

When:      Until 5 August 2018
Where:    PMQ, Central
Tickets:   Free, Event Website


Discovery Bay Sunday Market

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:     12 August, 9 September and 14 October 2018
Where:    Discovery Bay Plaza
For more information:  Event Website


Think of a Market @ Summerfest

This is one of Hong Kong’s largest markets featuring brilliant designers from across Asia. It is a collection of innovative design, lifestyle, handicrafts, music, gourmet foods and much more.

When:     25 August 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  Free, Event Website


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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Foxy Ladies Night at Ophelia

Superfoxy Ladies Night

Every Wednesday in June, Ophelia is partnering with BloomMe for a pamper and party ladies night with free-flow drinks, free mini spa treatments, live performances, International DJ Miles Slator, Goodie bags, free spa cash and a lucky draw.

When:     Every Wednesday through 20 September 2018
Where:    Ophelia, Wan Chai
Tickets:  Free Event, Facebook Event


W Hong Kong x Summer Crush Pool Party

Pool Party at The W

Head to W Hong Kong to soak in the Summer Crush heat with their 10th year of heating up the summer with their exciting pool parties. The parties will feature exciting new programming including the hottest DJs, champagne cocktails, luminous projections and captivating live performances at W Hong Kong’s iconic rooftop outdoor pool.

When:     11 August, 1 September 2018
Where:    WET Pool, 76/F W Hong Kong
Tickets:  $500 on the door, $400 in advance on the Event Website


DJ Akbar Sami Live in Hong Kong

DJ Akbar Sami
India’s most stylish DJ, Akbar Sami, who shot to fame with his first remix album Jalwa has mesmerized crowds globally. He will bring his talents to Hong Kong for one night in celebration of Indian Independence Day.

When:     18 August 2018
Where:    W Hong Kong Woobar, Kowloon
Tickets:  $400 at the door, $300 in advance on Ticketflap


ALTN8 2018 at PMQ


ALTN8 is returning this year as one of Asia’s leading dance music events. Hong Kong sets the scene for this third edition of the festival for informed and impassioned electronic music fans. The main stage will boast a fully immersive sound system and all round electrifying production.

When:     24 November 2018
Where:    PMQ, Central
Tickets:  $840, Ticketflap

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“Invisible Beauty” Exhibit

Invisible Beauty Exhibit by Naoka Tosa
Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong is hosting an exhibition titled “Invisible Beauty” by Japanese artist Naoko Tosa. As a pioneering artist, Tosa is internationally renowned for her use of cutting-edge technology to produce works that channel traditional Japanese culture.

When:     4 August – 2 September 2018 (closed Monday)
Where:    Whitestone Gallery, Central
For more information:  Gallery Website


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



“Illuminate” is a ‘playground’ to showcase a combination of dazzling light design with interactive art installation. Jay Hofmann-Forster, an award winning visionary local artist, will create an array of eye-catching, unique, illuminative art pieces with a diverse colour mix and vibrancy in different media.

When:     18 May – 26 August 2018 (after 20th May it will only be a half show)
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information:  Facebook Event


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


100 Faces of Tai Kwun

Faces of Tai Kwun

Showcasing the stories of 100 people who are related to the Central Police Station compound (CPS compound) in different ways, this exhibition reveals the multifold facets of the compound history in an invigorating storytelling approach.

When:     29 May – 2 September 2018
Where:    Duplex studio, Police Headquarters Block (Block 1), Tai Kwun
Tickets:  Free of Charge, Book Tai Kwun Pass Online for smooth entry


“Projects. Objects. Play” – Tommy Li P.O.P. Design Show

This exhibition will include selected works of Hong Kong designer, Tommy Li, including his posters, sculpture installations and latest woodcut series.

When:     9 June – 24 September 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Heritage Museum
For more information:  Event Website


In Search of Southeast Asia through the M+ Collections

In Search of Southeast Asia

In Search of Southeast Asia encompasses visual art, design and architecture, and moving image works from, and about Southeast Asia – including the nations of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

When:     22 June – 30 September 2018
Where:    M+ Pavilion, West Kowloon
Tickets:  Free admission, For more information


Leo Villareal: Escape Velocity

Villareal Escape Velocity
Pace Gallery is presenting an exhibition of new works by New York-based light artist Leo Villareal. Installed in Pace’s recently-opened gallery in Hong Kong’s new H Queen’s Building, Escape Velocity will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Asia.

When:     20 July – 7 September 2018
Where:    Pace Gallery, Queen’s Road Central
For more information:  Gallery Website


Twinkling City: Sim Chan Solo Exhibition

Sim Chan's Twinkling City

Sansiao Gallery Hong Kong is hosting Sim Chan’s latest solo exhibition, Twinkling City, showcasing his new series of work on the exploration of perception, light and color through the representation of landscapes.

When:     27 July – 10 August 2018
Where:    Sansiao Gallery HK, Central
For more information:  Gallery Website


“Memory of Childhood Not Long Gone, Not Long Lost” by Seong Taejin

Print by Seong Taejin

Printmaker Seong Taejin carves hyper-textured wood panels inspired by traditional wood carving and then painstakingly paints them with 4-5 layers of vibrant colours from the traditional Korean colour spectrum. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.

When:     30 August – 20 September 2018
Where:    Fabrik Gallery, Sheung Wan
For more information: Gallery Website


Asia Contemporary Art Show

Asia Contemporary Art Show Expectation by Fumiko Toda, A Gallery, Hong Kong, Room 4303 (detail)

The Fall in Hong Kong sees the return of the largest contemporary art fair in the second half the year. The show will host over 80 galleries from across Asia and the world, and welcome over 50 artists who will be present at the show.

When:     21-24 September 2018
Where:    Conrad Hong Kong, Admiralty
For more information:  Event Website

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I-1 World MuayThai Grand Prix

Fighters from 9 countries will face off in a series of fights with the main event being the WMC I-1 World Super Title Championship.

When:     28 August 2018
Where:    Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Centre, Kowloon
Tickets:  From $250, HK Ticketing


Just MMA Hong Kong 3

Hong Kong’s top mixed martial artists will gather in front of local crowds as Just MMA returns to Hong Kong. This time around the show will feature standouts from the previous shows as well as continuing with a strong lineup of local MMA stars going against the up and rising talents from around the world.

When:     7 September 2018
Where:    Southorn Stadium, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $280, Ticketflap


Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix

Formula One Singapore Grand Prix

Since the inaugural night race in 2008, the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix has produced drama, excitement, spectacle and above all, a spectacular weekend for visitors from around the world. The famous street race will return to Singapore this September and features gripping race action and an exciting all-day entertainment programme. Early bird tickets are now on sale.

When:     14-16 September 2018
Where:    Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
Tickets:  From $128 SGD for a single day, Ticketflap


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

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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.

The Meg
Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days

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Other Events

[email protected] Harbourfront

The SummerFest calendar is packed with more than 20 free events for the entire family. Enjoy art installations, games and park facilities, plus the XXL Playground featuring five giant inflatable games to jump around in: ‘Twist Your Body’, ‘Attack on Bowling’, ‘Kick Shot’, ‘Dart Ball Hero’ and ‘BasketTall’.

When:     7 July – 26 August 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront
For more information, Event Website


The Last Wilderness Photo Exhibition

A Wild Invitation

Jacada Travel is hosting a photo exhibition entitled ‘The Last Wilderness’ at its event space, The Haven, which will showcase images featuring record-breaking freediver Hanli Prinsloo and her relationship with animals, captured by former world record-holding swimmer turned ocean onservationist and photographer, Peter Marshall.

When:     23 June – 18 August 2018
Where:    The Haven by Jacada Travel, Central
For more information and to RSVP: [email protected], 2177 0415


Karaoke Court

Karaoke Court

The first ever sitting of Karaoke Court is coming to Hong Kong – a night out where litigants sing to settle their disagreements. Karaoke Court is a work of performance art by London-based artist Jack Tan where participants present grievances to the entire community for judgement in the form of humorous and satirical songs.

When:     22 August 2018
Where:    Duddell’s, Central
Tickets:  $300, Ticketflap


The Hong Kong Blue Tie Ball

More than 500 community-minded citizens are set to gather over an incredible three-course dinner to support mental health awareness and wellness programs for young people at the second annual Hong Kong Blue Tie Ball.

When:     1 September 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Football Club, Happy Valley
Tickets:  From $1000 per seat, Ticketflap


Women’s Festival 2018

Women’s Festival 2018 is billed as the first and only festival in Hong Kong dedicated to celebrate the power and beauty of women! The festival encompasses many fields, from visual art, music and films to spirituality and health, focusing on the the theme of “self-love, self-care, and self-expression.”

When:     1-9 September 2018
Where:    Eaton Workshop, Kowloon
Tickets:  From $80, 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:     8-9 September, 14 October, 11 November, 8-9 December 2018, 13 January, 10 February, 9-10 March 2019
Where:    Art Park, West Kowloon
Tickets:  Free, For more information


ANZ Kiwi Ball 2018

The annual Kiwi Ball is back again for its 7th year. The theme, Southern Light will celebrate the beauty of New Zealand’s starry night in all of its glory.

When:     21 September 2018
Where:    Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $1,500, Ticketflap


Shi Fu Miz

Shi Fu Miz

The Shi Fu Miz festival is a music and art project created by Hong Kong based creative agency, FuFu, and the music collective La Mamie’s from France, in order to offer modern and original cultural activities in Hong Kong.

When:     27-28 October 2018
Where:    Saiyuen Camping and Adventure Park, Cheung Chau
Tickets:  From $402.76, Eventbrite


Heritage Vogue – Hollywood Road

Heritage Vouge Hollywood Road Street Carnival
The Heritage Vogue – Hollywood Road 2018 Street Carnival is returning again this year with a series of exhibitions, workshops and performances that provide a unique opportunity for the public to experience the rich history, heritage, cultural and artistic ambience of Hollywood Road.

When:     4 November 2018
Where:    Hollywood Road
For more information:  Facebook Page

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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




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