What’s On – Events in Hong Kong

Find out what's happening in Hong Kong with our events guide. Music, Theatre & Dance (including kids theatre), Food & Drink, Art, Comedy, Kids & Family, Shopping & Markets, Health & Wellness and whatever else we track down - it's all covered here and updated regularly.

1 Jan 2017 — By Catherine Stewart / Events
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What’s On in Hong Kong

Let us inspire you with our pick of what’s happening around Hong Kong. Click to jump straight to the category you’re most interested in.

Music, Theatre & Dance (including kids theatre), Food & Drink, Art, Comedy, Kids & Family, Shopping & Markets, Health & WellnessOther Events 


Music

Hong Kong Sinfonietta – Good Music for Kids: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Alasdair Malloy and Hong Kong Sinfonietta have created a performance that takes the audience on an interactive musical adventure to meet wild bears, sleepy bears and more. The show includes music of Saint-Saëns, Rimsky-Korsakov, Gershwin and Johann Strauss Jr. This family-friendly show welcomes children age 3 and above.

For more information: http://www.hksl.org

When: 13-15 January 2017

Where: Yuen Long Theatre Auditorium

Tickets: From $140 Urbtix

 

Bryan Adams Get Up Tour

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams is touring his thirteenth studio album Get Up, and will be at Asia World Expo in January.

When:   14 January 2017

Where:  Asia World Expo

Tickets: from $480, HK Ticketing

 

A Musical Fantasy in Animes

The Symphony Orchestra will present a performance of anime theme songs. The family friendly show will be presented by live symphony orchestra and projection slide show. The show welcomes guests age 3 and up.

When: 12 February 2017

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Tickets: From $120 Urbtix

 

James Taylor & His All-Star Band in Concert

James Taylor

Pencil in the date, music fans will not want to miss this concert! One of this most recognised voices in popular music along with his distinctive style of guitar-playing, James Taylor is enormously influential. Having sold over 100 million albums throughout his career, James Taylor is bringing his greatest hits to Hong Kong.

When:     23 February 2017

Where:   Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai

Tickets:  from $488, HK Ticketing

 

An Evening with Tom Jones Live

An Evening with Tom Jones

Popular Welsh musician Tom Jones is returning to Hong Kong for a live concert this February.  Performing songs from his recent albums, Long Lost Suitcase, Spirit In The Room and Praise & Blame, his shows appeal to people from all ages and backgrounds.

When:     25 February 2017

Where:   Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Tickets:  From $688 HK Ticketing

 

Dragonland Music Festival

Dragonland Music Festival

Dragonland Music Festival is a unique, three day music festival and will be the first outdoor concert in Hong Kong to combine both Electronic Dance Music and Pop music. Acts include Carley Rae Jepsen, Black Eyed Peas, Iggy Azalea and more. Additionally, Hong Kong favorite Leon Lai will play a full concert.

For more information: http://www.dragonlandmusicfestival.com/home/

When:     24-26 February, 2017

Where:   Central Harbourfront

Tickets:  Hotdogtix

 

ALTN8 Music Festival

ALTN8 is a new electronic music festival debuting in Hong Kong this March. The multi-venue, indoor music festival is presenting 30 international and local artists at eight different venues across the city.  Venues include the likes of Kee Club, Volar, and Fly. Prominent international artists which have been confirmed so far include British bass musicians GotSome and Preditah, German artists Stephan Bodzin and Wankelmut, and British rave icon Danny Rampling.

For more information www.altn8.com

When:     11-12 March 2017

Where:   Central Hong Kong, Full address to be announced shortly

Tickets:  From $480 Ticketflap

 

HK Sevens Kick Off Concert

The HK Sevens Kick off concert provides some top-class entertainment as a part of HK Sevens Rugby Week. The concert will be headlined by British pop legends Madness. They will be joined by Mod gods From The Jam, featuring British rock icon Bruce Foxton.

When:     6 April, 2017

Where:   Indian Recreation Club, Sookunpoo Valley

Tickets:  From $388  Ticketflap

 

Shi Fu Miz

Shi Fu Miz is a two day festival created by the Hong Kong based agency Fufu and the music collective La Mamie’s from France. The festival was created to offer modern and original cultural activities in Hong Kong, and includes a varied program of global music, electronic music, live performances, DJ sets and art activities and workshops. The performances will revolve around the idea of well-being and ecology.

When: 13-14 May, 2017

Where: Life Base, Pui O

Tickets: from $350, Ticketflap

 

Sting – 57th & 9th Tour

Sting

See a musical legend in the flesh as Sting tours his latest 57th & 9th album. He’ll be at the  at the Hong Kong Convention Centre with a 3 piece band and tickets go on sale 13 January.

When:     3 June 2017

Where:   Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre – Hall 5BC

Tickets:  from $588, on sale 13 January, HKTicketing


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Theatre & Dance

KidsFest 2017

KidsFest is a three-week Festival of world-class theatre for young people. Dedicated to creating and promoting a wide variety of performance styles from all corners of the world. In 2017 there are 10 different productions over 5 weeks in 2 different HKAPA venues.

Shows include:

When:     4 January to 12 February 2017

Where:    The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Art

Schedule: More information

 

Saint Petersburg Theatre Russian Ballet “Swan Lake”

Swan Lake

The Saint Petersburg Theatre Russian Ballet is debuting in Hong Kong with Swan Lake. The performance features music by Tchaikovsky and choreography by Petipa. This year is the 140th anniversary of Swan Lake. The Theatre is committed to preserving the original choreography of the show just as it was over a hundred years ago.

When: 13-14 January, 2017

Where: Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium

Tickets: From $280 Urbtix

 

The Crucible

Aurora Theatre’s latest production, The Crucible is set for this February. The Arthur Miller classic will be directed by Nicole Garbellini.

For more information: http://www.auroratheatrehk.com

When: 16-19 February, 2017

Where: Sheung Wan Civic Centre

Tickets: from $220, book pre-sale tickets by emailing [email protected]

 

Hansel & Gretel

The HKU Black Box is presenting a living diorama of song and puppets which is inspired by the classic fairytale opera by Engelbert Humperdinck – Hansel & Gretel.

When: 24 February – 4 March 2017

Where: The HKU Black Box

Tickets: from $80, Ticketflap

 

West Side Story

West Side Story is one of THE must-see musicals and now a vibrant new production is coming to Hong Kong, following wild acclaim and sold-out seasons around the world, from London, Tokyo and Sydney. Inspired by Shakespeare’s tumultuous love story Romeo and Juliet, and set amidst the vicious rivalry of teenage gangs in 1950s New York, WEST SIDE STORY’s ground-breaking choreography and unforgettable score changed the face of musical theatre for ever when it burst onto the Broadway stage in 1957.

When:    18 May – 4 June 2017

Where:   The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre

Tickets:  from $445, HK Ticketing


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Food & Drink

 

Beerfest Asia 2017

Beerfest Asia returns with 4 days of great beer, food and entertainment. The festival will feature international favourite and craft brews from the familiar to the weird and wonderful. Additionally, more than 20 international and local live bands and DJs will perform.

For details:  beerfestasiahk.com

When: 2-5 March, 2017

Where: West Kowloon Cultural District Waterfront Promenade

Tickets: from $150 Ticketflap

 

 Taste of Hong Kong

Taste of Hong Kong

Taste is returning to Hong Kong for the second year and will be bigger and better with Kaum at Potato Head, Mercato, Okra, Rhoda and ZUMA  joining last year’s favourites Amber, Arcane, Café Gray Deluxe, CHINO, Duddell’s, Tin Lung Heen, Tosca and Yardbird. As well as tastings, there will be a gourmet market, live entertainment and Laurent-Perrier champagne-a-plenty. Grab your tickets now at early bird prices, and don’t miss out on the fast-selling VIP passes.

When:     16-19 March 2017

Where:   Central Harbourfront

Tickets:  from $138, Ticketflap 


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Art

The World of Tim Burton

The World of Tim Burton

This exhibition showcase over 500 drawings, photographs, puppets, sculptures, and music videos made by the director/producer/artist/writer/animator himself – some of which date back to Burton’s childhood.

When:   5 November 2016 to 23 January 2017

Where:  ArtisTree, Taikoo

Tickets: from $144, CityLine

 

Art Central

Art Central

Billed as “Hong Kong’s edgiest Fair,” the third edition of Art Central is coming to Hong Kong’s Central Harbourfront. The fair will feature approximately 100 leading international galleries, many of which are from the Asia Pacific.

When:     20-25 March, 2017

Where:   Central Harbourfront

Tickets:  From $230  Ticketflap

 

Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong

With the objective of ‘Affordable’ in mind this Art Fair showcases both local and international galleries along with artworks from emerging and established artists. Organisers have spent the the summer months visiting galleries and exhibitions scouting fun, inspiring and interactive works and special projects to bring to the 2017 fair.

Applications are now open for Artisit to join the fair for 2017, for more information: http://affordableartfair.com/hongkong/exhibiting-applying/

When:   19 – 21 May 2017

Where:  Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai

Tickets: For more information


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Comedy

The Punchline Comedy Club Presents Dave Hughes

Dave Hughes

Catch laconic Aussie comedian Dave Hughes  at the Punchline Comedy Club in January.

When:     12-14 January 2017

Where:    Tamarind, 2/F, Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road, Wan Chai

Tickets:   from $290, Ticketflap 

 

Eddie Izzard Force Majeure Live in Hong Kong

Eddie Izzard is coming to Hong Kong for the first time with his brand new show ‘Force Majeure.’
The show is one of the most extensive comedy tours ever and began in Spring 2013. Eddie will visit 30 countries as a part of the tour.

When: 23 February, 2017

Where: Hong Kong Baptist University, Academic Community Hall, Kowloon Tong

Tickets: From $488 HKTicketing


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Kids & Family

These events are specifically aimed at children, but you can find family-friendly events throughout this post (especially in music and theatre). Please scroll through and take a look!

The AIA Great European Carnival

The AIA Great European Carnival

Looking for a fun family day out this winter, Hong Kong will once again host The AIA Great European Carnival. The Carnival will this year be bringing back all the favourite rides and attractions, along with new ones.

When:   16 December 2016 – 12 February 2017

Where:  Central Harbourfront Event Space, Central

Tickets: more info & Tickets here

 

KidsFest 2017

kidsfest-2017

KidsFest is a three-week Festival of world-class theatre for young people. Dedicated to creating and promoting a wide variety of performance styles from all corners of the world. In 2017 there are 10 different productions over 5 weeks in 2 different HKAPA venues.

Shows include:

When:     4 January to 12 February 2017

Where:    The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Art

Schedule: More information

 

‘Cheers!’ Series: Little Redhead

The children’s novel Anne of Green Gables is presented in a creative puppet show. Suitable for kids aged 3 and up.

When: 18-19 February 2017

Where: Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre

Tickets: from $120, Urbtix

 

‘Cheers!’ Series: Legends on Ice

Legends on Ice integrates figure skating and circus performance into a dazzling show. The performance also features video projection and special stage lighting effects. Fun-packed clown routines and interactive sessions are included to immerse guests in the carnival ambience.

For more info: http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp

When: 24-26 February 2017

Where: Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium

Tickets: from $140, Urbtix

 

Geronimo Stilton Live in the Kingdom of Fantasy

This family musical and drama performance tells the story of children’s book character Geronimo Stilton’s adventure to save the Queen of the Fairies, encountering many magical and mystical creatures such as mermaids, dragons, pixies, witches, gnomes, fairies and a giant along the way.

When: 6-7 May 2017

Where: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Tickets: from $295, HKTicketing

 

Dr. Bunhead’s Blast Off!

Dr. Bunhead’s Blast Off is a dramatic theatrical performance that explores the hows and whys of science. The show features pure, live, scary science for children and is most fun for ages five to adult,  however there is no minimum age to attend the show.

When: 11-14 May 2017

Where: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Tickets: from $195, HKTicketing


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Shopping & Markets

Check out our roundup of all HK’s holiday markets and bazaars here!

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

Organised by Handmade Hong Kong, browse for arts, crafts and special goods.

Where:  Discovery Bay Plaza

When:   8 January, 12 February, 12 March, and 9 April 2017

Tickets: Free event, more info

 

Shopping Hong Kong Spring Event

Shopping Hong Kong is offering a special shopping event this spring at the American Club Tai Tam. The event features new Spring Collections from vendors in every department including women’s, children, men, home accessories, jewelry and more. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to FOCUS, a Hong Kong based charity.

When: 29 March, 2017

Where: The American Club Tai Tam

Tickets: free event, for more info 


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Health & Wellness


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Other Events

BloomMe 2nd Anniversary Celebration

BloomMe, Hong Kong’s one-stop platform for spa and salon booking, are celebrating their 2nd anniversary this month. They are partnering with some of HK’s top spas to bring you pampering treatments, a fashion show and a fabulous goodie bag to take home. Tickets to the event include one free drink, 2 onsite spa treatments, entrance to the fashion show and a VIP swag bag.

When: 25 January 2017

Where: The Annex, Nan Fung Place, Central

Tickets: $100, Pelago Events

 

Amazing Snow in Asia Carnival at the Venetian, Macau

Amazing Snow Asia, Macau

So you’re not hitting the ski slopes this CNY? Never fear you can still get your snow fix just a short hop from HK at this snow carnival.  The 90,000 sq ft hall will be be filled with real, 50cm deep, snow. Play in the Snow Garden, get a cross country skiing workout or try the Snow Tube Sliding Ramp. There will also be virtual reality games, and a cafe to grab a warming drink.

When:     31 January – 14 February

Where:    The Venetian Macao, Cotai Expo Hall E

Tickets:   from $180, HK Ticketing

 

2017 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

F1 Racing Singapore

Formula 1 returns to Singapore’s Marina Bay Street Circuit for its tenth year this September. Book now and join the crowds watching speeding vehicles passing the beautiful Singaporean skyline and take in all the sights, sounds and festivities surrounding the event.

When: 15-17 September 2017

Where: Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore

Tickets: From $248 Ticketflap


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