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What's on in Hong Kong

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What’s On This Weekend (22-24 June 2018)

Solo Concert by Jazz Pianist Claude Diallo @ Art Supermarket
Sunday Jam Session w/ NTBM @ Peel Fresco Music Lounge
Free Yoga Class @ Pier 10 Central
Wellness Month @ CE LA VI
Ease Your Pain Essentrics® Stretch x Mindfulness Session in Central
Rug Lane Vintage and Secondhand Market @ Makha
Irish Junk Trip @ Central Pier 9
DJ Kenny Glasgow @ Yojimbo
W Hong Kong x Summer Crush Pool Party @ WET Pool, W Hong Kong
Le French May Arts Festival
11,000 Feet Pop-up Exhibition @ YellowKorner Gallery
Illuminate @ Central Harbourfront Event Space
Richard Serra “Drawings” @ David Zwirner Hong Kong
Wander in Style Pop-up Exhibition @ Leo Gallery
Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibit @ CityU
Play Around the World Exhibit @ Whitestone Gallery
100 Faces of Tai Kwun @ Duplex Studio, Tai Kwun
The Voyages of the Art of Lacquer @ The Gallery by SOIL
Collected Fragments by John McArthur
“Projects. Objects. Play” – Tommy Li P.O.P. Design Show @ Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Your Words Become Mine @ White Cube
Doreen Chan, How to Close a Window @ Charbon Art Space
In Search of Southeast Asia @ M+ Pavilion, West Kowloon
Dragon Boat Carnival @ Victoria Harbour

Music

Saturday Night Art Special: Solo Concert by Jazz Pianist Claude Diallo

Claude Diallo

Hong Kong art gallery, Art Supermarket, is hosting this art crossover music event with USA-based Swiss Jazz pianist Claude Diallo. The concert will be the first stop on his Asian Jazz tour.

When:     23 June 2018
Where:    Art Supermarket, Central
Tickets:  $200, Ticketflap

 

Sunday Jam Session w/ NTBM

NTBM

This weekly Sunday Session at Peel Fresco is hosted by Hong Kong’s premiere jazz ensemble Tjoe w/NTBM (not-to-be-missed), which is a collective of Hong Kong’s most adventurous, free-spirited and virtuosic professional musicians.

When:     24 June 2018
Where:    Peel Fresco Music Lounge
For more information:  Facebook

 

H2 Live Music Festival

The Wanch, Hong Kong Live Music Festival

The 9th edition of the week-long annual festival of live music, laughter and beers at Hong Kong’s Home of Live Music, The Wanch. The performers will include acoustic acts, electronica and lots of rock and roll.

When:     26 June – 2 July 2018
Where:    The Wanch, Wan Chai
Tickets:  Free Entry, Facebook Event

 

West Side Story in Concert

A showing of West Side Story’s complete film with live orchestral music.

When:     29-30 June 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $220, Urbtix

 

Serrini

Serrini

Hong Kong’s very own songster Serrini will descend on the city for a liberating night of music sharing after her exciting tour across 8 cities in mainland China.

When:     7 July 2018
Where:    KITEC MusicZone @ E-Max
Tickets:  $320, Ticketflap

 

2018 Monsta X World Tour

Monsta Kpop group

K-Pop Hip-Hop Group Monsta X is returning to Hong Kong as a part of their 2018 World Tour “The Connect”

When:     10 July 2018
Where:    KITEC, Star Hall
Tickets:  From $680, HK Ticketing

 

Hip Hop from Asia Tour

This music tour is the first to promote international hip hop artists across the Asian region and will be making its first stop in Hong Kong. The tour will be headlined by Hong Kong-based group, Xabitat, Quemussolini from Newark, New Jersey and Malaysian DJ and music producer, E.T. The Human.

When:     14 July 2018
Where:    MOM Livehouse, North Point
Tickets:  $100, Ticketflap

 

Bob Dylan and His Band Live in Hong Kong

Bob Dylan and Band

American musician, Bob Dylan is set to return to Hong Kong for his first performance in seven years. The live performance will definitely be a truly “can’t miss” one-time-only historic evening.

When:     4 August 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Hall 5BC
Tickets:  From $488, HK Ticketing

 

Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park

Mike Shined from Linkin Park

Mike Shinoda, co-lead vocalist for multi-platinum Grammy-Award winning rock band, Linkin Park will bring his Post Traumatic Tour to Hong Kong, presenting his personal songs from the upcoming Post Traumatic album in his first solo performance in Hong Kong.

When:     7 August 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Star Hall
Tickets:  From $488, HK Ticketing

 

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

 

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

Calogero

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

 

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

 

Clockenflap

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:    TBA
Tickets:  TBA

 

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

Hong Kong International Choreography Festival

Hong Kong International Choreography Festival

The Hong Kong International Choreography Festival is set to return for its third edition offering the local scene a unique, multicultural program of contemporary dance. The festival will showcase exclusive contemporary choreographies co-created by 12 international artists-in-residence, 5 worldwide well known choreography masters and 5 Hong Kong artists.

When:     28-30 June 2018
Where:    Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre
For more information:  Event Website

 

Akram Khan’s Giselle by English National Ballet

One of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, Giselle is the first full-length ballet choreographed by Akram Khan. The iconic story of love, betrayal and redemption has been given a haunting reinterpretation with stunning costumes and set by Academy-Award winning designer Tim Yip.

When:     28-30 June 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Tickets:  From $200, Urbtix

 

‘Sprout’ Multimedia Concert

Music of eclectic styles intertwines with dramatic threads and dance episodes, together with theatrical-artistic efforts and short film scenes, aim to share with the audience the life journey of the performing artists.

When:     29-30 June 2018
Where:    Drama Theater, HKAPA, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $180, HK Ticketing

 

8/F Platform – NEON

8/F Neon

Surrender your body to music and the thrills of sensual stimulation presented by Neon in this multi-disciplinary sensory experience designed as a re-imagining of Henry Cowell’s works.

When:     29 June-1 July, 2018
Where:    Sheung Wan Civic Centre
Tickets:  $210 with discounts available, Ticketflap

 

Celebrate Bernstein on Broadway!

Leonard Bernstein

Marking the centenary of one of America’s greatest musical icons, HK Phil will close their season with a dazzling, colourful and glitzy parade of Leonard Bernstein’s greatest Broadway musical hits, including New York, New York, Glitter and be Gay, Maria and more.

When:     6-7 July 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $180, available on Urbtix

 

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

 

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

 

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”

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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Comedy

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow Hong Kong

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow in Hong Kong

Photo Credit: Hong Kong Fringe Club

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is back with the freshest and funniest from Australia’s largest comedy festival. Featuring a huge cast of Australian and international stars, they’re set to bring you seven unforgettable nights of stand-up, sketch, slapstick and silliness.

When:     9-15 July 2018
Where:    The Fringe Club, Central
Tickets:  $230, 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

 

Wellness Month at CE LA VI

CE LA VI Wellness Month

From yoga and interval training to reiki relaxation and learning the art of sleeping well, CE LA VI Hong Kong is bringing a month-long series of different fitness classes and healing experiences.

When:     Throughout June
Where:    CE LA VI, Lan Kwai Fong
Tickets:  $120, Facebook

 

Ease Your Pain: Essentrics® Stretch x Mindfulness

Ease Your Pain Essentrics® by Jos

Join Essentrics® expert Jos Yeung and meditation coach Kit Lee from Sitsat for a comprehensive body + mind session designed to ease pain. This carefully curated session is therapeutic and easy so as to tune your body and train your brain using simple techniques meant to reverse the cycle of pain.

When:     23 June 2018
Where:    20/F Car Po Commercial Building, Central
Tickets:  $350, Event Website

 

Pre and Postnatal Wellness and Exercise Workshop

This wellness workshop led by TORQ will teach you how to maintain a fit and healthy body and mind before and after baby.

When:     26 June 2018
Where:    TORQ, Central
Tickets:  $155.99, Eventbrite

 

GuavaPass x theDesk Yoga Classes

Guava Pass x the Desk

theDesk and GuavaPass are collaborating to offer an hour of beginner yoga classes designed for busy professionals to stretch away the tensions after a long day’s work.

When:     27 June 2018
Where:    theDesk Leighton Centre, Causeway Bay
Tickets:  Free, RSVP on Eventbrite

 

Meditation & Journaling Workshop for Modern Meditators

Mindful Meditation workshop

This workshop will start with 30 minutes guided meditation led by Delia Leung, certified Dharma Yoga teacher, followed by a group journaling exercise, discussions and break-out convos.

When:     28 June 2018
Where:    John Masters Organics, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $180, Eventbrite

 

Charity Yoga – ImpactHK

Loretta Teo Meow Yoga

Loretta Leo from Meow Yoga & Wellness is hosting a series of charity yoga classes that are suitable for all ages and levels. All proceeds will go to ImpactHK which is a charity dedicated to transforming the homeless and giving them a second chance.

When:     1, 8 July and 5 August, 2018
Where:    Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  Pay as you wish, Facebook

 

ARCH: En Route @ Summerfest

This is an all-day holistic wellness festival where you will connect through meditation, fitness activities, human interaction, arts and workshops designed to help participants embrace their inner being and let go of concerns.

When:     14 July 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  Free, Event Website  

 

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


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Food & Drink

Cards & Beer: Card Game Night!

Brew Crafters Travel Card game

HK Brewcraft is hosting a round of beer tasting featuring the Brew Crafters: Travelling Card Game! In the game you have opened your own brewery and will be competing with other brewers in town to be named the Brew Crafter of your city. To go along with the theme, guests will be tasting 6 different beers from local Hong Kong breweries.

When:     28 June 2018
Where:    HK Brewcraft, Central
Tickets:  $300 at the door, $250 in advance, Facebook Event

 

HK Bakery Carnival

The Hong Kong Bakery Carnival is the first-ever large-scale and comprehensive bakery public show in Hong Kong, which is targeting not only bakery industry professionals, but also bakery lovers in Hong Kong. The carnival will consist of interesting bakery workshops, parent-child experiential activities and playful competitions, cultural promotions, entertainment, brand display and chef demonstrations.

When:     6-8 July 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre – Hall 5F
Tickets:  $80 for adults, $40 for students, HK Ticketing

 

LKF Beer & Music Fest 2018

LKF Beer and Music Fest

The biggest summer celebration in Lan Kwai Fong – a showcase of different brands from around the world while a variety of booths will offer delicious foods, fine beers, and interactive games. All day performance stages will be set up to provide non-stop entertainments.

When:     21-22 July 2018
Where:    Lan Kwai Fong
Tickets:  Free event, Eventbrite

 

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

 

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

No Waste Pop-Up Summer Edition

The second edition of the No Waste Pop-up will be a celebration of summer. You’ll find all you need to reduce waste during your next holidays with new products, summer kits, and many other surprises.

When:     21 June 2018
Where:    The Hive Co-working space
Tickets:  Free Entry, Facebook Event

 

Rug Lane Vintage & Secondhand Market Vol. 6

Rug Lane Market

Come along to this community-based market event where you can buy or sell secondhand and vintage goods, as well as up-cycled and eco-friendly products. Expect a friendly community vibe and lots of pre-loved treasures to find.

When:     23 June 2018
Where:    Makha, Sheung Wan
For more information:  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


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Nightlife

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

 

Irish Junk Trip 2018

Back for the third year running, the St. Patrick’s Society annual nighttime junk trip will set off from Central Pier and then take a 3 hour tour around the harbour accompanied by food and drink.

When:     22 June 2018
Where:    Central Pier 9
Tickets:  $580, Ticketflap

 

DJ Kenny Glasgow @ Yojimbo

Kenny Glasgow

North American electronic music pioneer and internationally renowned DJ Kenny Glasgow is set to return to Hong Kong to play one night alongside local super talents small&TALL Soundsystem and Carsten Martens.

When:     23 June 2018
Where:    Yojimbo, 37 Pottinger Street
Tickets:  $300 at the door, $200 in advance on Ticketflap

 

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:     23 June, 14 July, 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

 

Happy Wednesday at Happy Valley Racecourse

Carnivale of Action 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. For the month of June, Happy Wednesdays will take on a Carnivale theme with entertainment, activities and food themed around the idea of the Brazilian Carnivale. Readers of the HK HUB get free admission and a $50 food and beverage coupon.

Learn more about Happy Wednesday’s Carnivale of Action and how to register for your pass here. 

When:     27 June, 4 July 2018
Where:    Happy Valley Racecourse
For more information:  Event Website

 

Headhunterz – King of Hardstyle

Headhunterz

Headhunterz has played in a lot of the world’s biggest festivals such as Tommorowland, Ultra, EDC etc and is finally here for one hardcore night in Hong Kong.

When:     5 July 2018
Where:    Zentral
Tickets:  $233.18, Eventbrite

 

American Rhyme Invasion

American Rhyme Invasion

This one-night-only hip-hop extravaganza will feature 3 exceptional emcees who’ve come over from the States to rock the mic for one evening in a showcase of American hip-hop talent.

When:     20 July 2018
Where:    Mazu, Lan Kwai Fong
Tickets:  $220, Ticketflap

 


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Art

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

 

YellowKorner: 11,000 Feet Pop-up Exhibition

Yellow Korner

YellowKorner is presenting a new exhibition held in collaboration with Le French May, Devialet and The Artist. Photographer Alex Reyval’s stunning images of Hong Kong taken from 11,000 feet in the air – the current technical maximum for drone flight – will show you new perspectives of this stunning city.

When:     2 May – 30 June 2018
Where:    YellowKorner Gallery
For more information:  YellowKorner Website

 

Illuminate

“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

 

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

 

Wander in Style Pop-up exhibition

Silent Greed by Cheuk Wing Nam

Wander in Style attempts to build a quiet but intimate conversation with the viewers through the works of two young artists – Cheung Wing Nam and Han Jinpeng – in hopes of pulling our audience away from the daily hustle and bustle.

When:     24 May – 31 July 2018
Where:    Leo Gallery @ Little Tai Hang
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

 

Play Around the World Exhibit

Florentijn Hofman's exhibition

Photo Credit: Whitestone Gallery

“Play around the World” is the first Asia gallery exhibition of internationally renowned artist Florentijn Hofman. Best known for his large scale urban installations Rubber Duck in Hong Kong in 2013, this is Hofman’s first solo presentation in an Asian gallery space.

When:     25 May – 1 July 2018
Where:    Whitestone Gallery, Queen’s Road Central
For more information:  Gallery 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

 

The Voyages of the Art of Lacquer

Lacquer Arts

The Gallery by SOIL is hosting a joint exhibition of lacquer masters and designers from around the world. This exhibition attempts presenting the art of lacquer as to how it has been evolving and changing over time.

When:     1-25 June 2018
Where:    The Gallery by SOIL, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Gallery Website

 

Collected Fragments by John McArthur

Collected Fragments

‘Collected Fragments’ is an exhibition featuring a series of paintings from Hong Kong-based Australian artist John McArthur. The art works on display are inspired by the visual elements of his surroundings such as graffiti, street art, Chinese opera and calligraphy.

When:     8-24 June 2018
Where:    Swing A Cat, Kowloon
For more information:  Facebook

 

“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

 

Your Words Become Mine

Sarah Morris Your words become mine

American artist, Sarah Morris is presenting her first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. The exhibit will include two new series of paintings that depict the skyline of Abu Dhabi and a feature film that delves into visuals of the city as well as aspects of its history and culture.

When:     Now – 7 July 2018
Where:    White Cube, Central
For more information:  Gallery Website

 

Doreen Chan Solo Exhibition: How to Close a Window

DC Blinds

The very last exhibit at Charbon art space before they close their doors will present the latest multimedia works by talented local artist, Dorreen Chan. Entitled How to Close a Window, the solo exhibition attempts to retrieve the fond memories of the artist’s late father through fragments of the past daily life as well as initiate one’s thinking of traces and reinterpretation.

When:     13-27 June (opening reception on 13 June)
Where:    Charbon art space, Wong Chuk Hang
Tickets:  Free admission, For more information

 

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

 

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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Sports

Red Idol KF1 World Championship 2018

Fu Tak Thai boxing started over 30 years ago and will once again be showcased in this fighting competition set to feature fighters Tik Chan, Chung Chan, Kenneth Lee, Candy Wu and Oilfish Yu.

When:     26 June 2018
Where:    KITEC, Star Hall
Tickets:  From $250, HK Ticketing

 

14th Annual Shek-O Challenge

Sheko Challenge

More than 300 sports lovers, parents and kids, locals and expats will once again gather in Shek O to join in the traditional 2.2K Sheko Challenge Swim or team up with friends to run or paddle, or both, in the unique Trisolothon. At the finish line there will be an after party with beach water polo, barbeque and DJ-spun music. A kids’ beach swim, a 600m loop starting and finishing at Back Beach is for under 18 swimmers and is a great introduction to open water swimming.

When:     7 July 2018
Where:    Start @ Shek-O Big Wave Bay, Finish @ Shek O Back Beach
For more information:  Event Website

 

Road to Glory 2

This fight, will be the only one in Hong Kong this year to be sanctioned by BoxRec. This event aims to provide a platform for more than 10 local boxers to make their professional boxing debut. The main event will be spearheaded by Raymond Poon, a local boxer, who will compete for his first Continental title.

When:     14 July 2018
Where:    Southorn Stadium, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $180, HK Ticketing

 

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


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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.

Hotel Artemis
Truth or Dare

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Other Events

Dragon Boat Carnival 2018

Follow the lead of Hongkongers and make a party out of an ancient Chinese festival under the modern skyline of Victoria Harbour. Enjoy boats, beers and the cheers of hundreds of thousands of spectators as the world’s top dragon boat athletes battle it out over 3 days of intense racing.

When:     23 June 2018
Where:    Victoria Harbour
Tickets:  Free, For more information Eventbrite

 

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

 

The Hong Kong Bach Choir: Mozart’s Great Mass

The Hong Kong Bach Choir and Orchestra will close their 2017-18 season with music celebrating both love and creative independence by Mozart, Pederecki and Lutoslawski.

When:     24 June 2018
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall, in Central
For more information:  Event Website

 

3 Skills to Embrace Your Emotions and Instantly Become More Attractive Workshop

In this workshop, Nicole Lana Lee will be discussing the 3 critical skills to master to embrace your emotions and communicate more effectively. Lana will be sharing a technique that will instantly improve your communication skills so you become more relatable and attractive to others.

When:     25 June 2018
Where:    The Hive Central
Tickets:  $250, Facebook

 

Story Party Hong Kong: True Dating Stories

Story Party

Story Party is a live storytelling show about the one topic we all struggle with – Dating! The evening will feature professional storytellers sharing true dating stories as well as the opportunity for guests to anonymously share their favourite dating stories.

When:     27 June 2018
Where:    Weave Co-Living, Kowloon
Tickets:  $88, Eventbrite

 

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


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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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