What’s On in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's most comprehensive guide to what's on over the coming months. We've done all the legwork and found these events that we know you'll love!

What's on in Hong Kong

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

MusicShopping, Theatre & Dance, Food & Drink, Comedy Health & WellnessNightlife, Sports, Movie Openings, ArtOther Events 

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**All event details are correct to the best of our knowledge, but please check with event organisers directly in case of last-minute cancellations or postponements**

What’s On This Weekend
Rockstars Anonymous Live @ Rula Live
Sunday Jazz Show and Jam @ Peel Fresco
Retykle x Vestiaire Collective Pop-Up @ Retykle
2nd Hand Weekend @ Drop Your Closet Showroom
Organic Farmer’s Market @ Fivelements Habitats
HK Dance Company: “A Tale of Southern Sky” @ Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
The Met: Livestream Performances @ The Bethanie Theatre
Comedy Open Night @ The Riff
Sound x Aroma @ LIVO
[email protected] MUSEA
Hong Kong Pub Crawl in Lan Kwai Fong
The Red Stripes Aftermath Skank @ The Aftermath Bar
ROBOT Presents Gormatron @ oma
Auxidize Beach Party @ The Cobra Beach Club
Tonal: Live Ambient Electronic Music @ Animato Audio
Interlude Boat Party in Central


Music

Rockstars Anonymous Live at Rula Live

Rockstars anonymous

Hong Kong’s sexiest 70s/80s rock cover band is back in action! Rock the night away with some epic music along with some cocktails, shots, beers and spirits.

When:     3 July 2020
Where:    Rula Live, Lan Kwai Fong
For more information:  Facebook

 

Sunday Jazz Show and Jam

Peel fresco sunday jazz

Each week Peel Fresco presents their Jazz Show and Jam. The host band will perform a first set on their own, followed by an open jazz jam session.

When:     5 July 2020
Where:    Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $50 cover charge, Facebook

 

Chorus at the Wanch

Chorus

Chorus is back at the Wanch! Don’t miss almost 3 hours of Pop/Rock/Folk in the unmissable Wanch bar.

When:     11 July 2020
Where:    The Wanch, Wan Chai
Tickets:  Free Entry, Facebook

 

The Big BandExpress 4th Year Anniversary

Big Band express anniversary

Founded in 2016 by trombonist Oliver Cura, The Big BandExpress is an active 12-20 piece jazz orchestra consisting of experienced jazz/big band musicians. They will be performing a show to celebrate their 4th year anniversary.

When:     11 July 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Fringe Club, Central
For more information:  Facebook

 

Rulapalooza #2

Following their successful launch, this second edition of Rulapalooza will bring together some of the heavier bands on the scene for a raucous night of musical mayhem.

When:     11 July 2020
Where:    Rula Live, Lan Kwai Fong
Tickets:  Free Entry, Facebook

 

Christopher

Christopher

Christopher will come back to Hong Kong for his Asia Tour 2020 with his new album Under the Surface.

When:     28 August 2020
Where:    KITEC Music Zone @ E-Max
Tickets:  $680, Ticketflap

 

Billie Ellish: Where Do We Go? World Tour

Billie Ellish

Rising teenage singer-songwriter Billie Ellish will be performing her Hong Kong debut as a part of her ‘Where Do We Go?’ world tour.

When:     30 August 2020
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Arena
Tickets:  On Sale from February 5, Live Nation

 

Ryuichi Sakamoto feat. Shiro Takatani: dis-play

Ryuichi Sakamoto

By combining his electronic music with visual compositions from Visual Director Shiro Takatani, legendary Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto will provide Hong Kong fans with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience his one-of-a-kind audio-visual work at Freespace.

When:     11-12 September 2020
Where:    The Box, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:  From $1180, Event Website

 

Rotten Head Music Festival

Rotten Head Music Festival

Hong Kong’s first Rotten Head festival will pack a punch of Hong Kong’s top live bands, DJs and kids’ fun. With over 20 live music acts, delicious food, local artisanal craft beer from four top Hong Kong breweries, and the HandMade Hong Kong Market, Rotten Head Festival aims to be a celebration and showcase of the best that Hong Kong has to offer.

When:     18-20 September 2020
Where:    AIA Vitality Park at the Hong Kong Observation Wheel
Tickets:  From $280, Kids 3 and under free, Event Website

 

Cock Robin – Live in Hong Kong

Cock Robin Band

U.S. Band Cock Robin will be live in concert for the first time in Asia, including the hits When You’re Heart is Weak, Just Around the Corner, Thought You Were On My Side, and more.

When:     19 November 2020
Where:    Y Theatre, Chai Wan
Tickets:  From $388, Ticketflap

 

Akira Yamaoka China Tour 2020

Akira Yamaoka

Japanese video game music composer, sound designer, guitarist and producer, best known for composing various games in the Silent Hill series will perform live in Hong Kong.

When:     22 November 2020
Where:    KITEC Music Zone @ E-Max
Tickets:  From $350, Ticketflap

 

Creamfields Hong Kong 2020

Creamfields

Creamfields music festival will return to the outdoor venue at Art Park. Exact artist line-up is TBA, but we expect it to be an exciting festival as always.

When:     12-13 December 2020
Where:    Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
For more information:  Event Website

 

Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water World Tour

Avril Lavigne

Pop rock icon and global recording superstar Avril Lavigne will stop in Hong Kong on her highly anticipated ‘Head Above Water’ tour.

When:     9 February 2021
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau
Tickets:  From $488, HK Ticketing

 

Green Day Live in Hong Kong

Green Day

Well known American rock band Green Day will perform live in Hong Kong. This performance was originally scheduled for 20 March 2020.

When:     19 March 2021
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau
Tickets:  From $588, HK Ticketing

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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

 


Shopping & Markets

Retykle x Vestiaire Collective Pop-Up

Retykle summer popup

Customers are invited to shop new and pre-loved childrenswear from Retykle and pre-loved womenswear from Vestiaire Collective at up to 70% off retail prices at this pop-up.

When:     3 July 2020
Where:    Retykle, Wong Chuk Hang
For more information:  Facebook

 

2nd Hand Weekend!

2nd hand weekend

Come empty handed and give your wardrobe a new look with sustainably purchased items. And if you don’t choose anything you can stay for an enlightening chat with sustainable fashion guru Sarah and enjoy some snacks, drinks and good tunes.

When:     4 July 2020
Where:    Drop Your Closet Showroom, Kennedy Town
For more information:  Facebook

 

Organic Farmer’s Market

Farmers Market

Adams Ho, the owner of Yuen Long’s organic Fresh Angel Farm and long-term supplier of Fivelements Habitat’s Sakti Elixir will deliver the freshest spring harvest from his own farm and other local organic farms from the Hong Kong Pride collective at this Organic Farmer’s Market.

When:     4, 18 July 2020
Where:    Fivelements Habitats, Times Square
For more information:  Eventbrite

 

Summer Sparkles

Summer Sparkles summer shopping bazaar is back this year with a twist. Supporting all local vendors under one roof, it’s a good time to get together, unite, support our friends and boost the economy.

When:     10 July 2020
Where:    Kowloon Shangri-La, Tsim Sha Tsui
For more information:  Facebook

 

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

The popular outdoor market is back. Shop for handmade crafts, hand-crafted soaps, jewellery, clothing and sample delicious foods (plus take some home with you), while supporting local businesses.

When:      16 August, 13 September, 11 October, 8, 22 November, 6 December 2020
Where:     Discovery Bay
For more information: Event Website


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Theatre & Dance

HK Dance Company: “A Tale of Southern Sky”

A Tale of Southern Sky

Thirteen years after the award-winning production of Border Town, Hong Kong Dance Company and Actors’ Family reunite for this original musical.

When:     2-5 July 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Tickets:  From $190, Urbtix

 

Christie in Love

Christie in Love explores ideas of love, sexuality and society through the case of one of the most infamous serial killers of the 20th century, John Reginald Halliday Christie.

When:     13-15 August 2020
Where:    The Hive, Kennedy Town
For more information:  Facebook

 

Hong Kong Sinfonietta: Know Your Ballet Music

Discover the fiery, turbulent and tragic side of ballet music masterpieces in this daringly unique and illuminating concert, looking into some heart-rending depictions of mortality, and the transcendent beauty of rebirth.

When:     29-30 August 2020
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $150, Urbtix

 

The Met: Live in HD 2020

The Met live in HD

Live performances of the Metropolitan Opera will be streamed in HD at the Bethanie Theatre.

When:     7 June – 11 October 2020
Where:    Bethanie Theatre, HKAPA Bethanie Landmark Heritage Campus
Tickets:  HK Ticketing


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Comedy

Standup Comedy Open Mic at The Riff

Comedy Open Mic at The Riff

Visit Hong Kong’s newest comedy club each Wednesday and Sunday night to try your hand at comedy or watch new and seasoned comedians work out material.

When:     Every Wednesday and Sunday Evening
When:     The Riff, Central
Tickets:  Free Entry, Facebook

 

The Oracle Stuart Palm

Stuart palm oracle

The Oracle is a 90 minute interactive experience of psychic entertainment and wonder, where Stuart Palm brings together humor, charm and mystery to create an experience that audiences never forget.

When:     2 July 2020
Where:    The Riff, Central
Tickets:  $250, Ticketflap

 

Tamby Chan: Repulse Bae

Tamby Chan

Tamby Chan’s stand-up act, Repulse Bae, is the story of one man’s journey from humble beginnings growing up in the slums of Kowloon, to a slightly less humble present writing this copy in his sandwich-class apartment on Hong Kong Island, with a stopover in Canada. It’s a uniquely familiar Hong Kong story.

When:     11 July 2020
Where:    The Riff, Central
Tickets:  $200 at the door, $150 in advance on Ticketflap

 

Ben Quinlan Standup Comedy

Ben Quinlan

Australian-Chinese comedian Ben Quinlan will be firing on all cylinders at The Riff. The 2017 Hong Kong International Comedy Competition winner has sold out his last ten 1-hour comedy specials in Hong Kong.

When:     17-18 July 2020
Where:    The Riff, Central
Tickets:  $350 at the door, $300 in advance on Ticketflap

 

Rooftop Improv

rooftop improv

Rooftop Improv will be performing stories made up on the spot from audience suggestions. Expect a night of characters, sounds, antics, hijinks, stories and laughter.

When:     19 July 2020
Where:    The Aftermath, Central
Tickets:  From $150, Ticketflap

 

Mahesh Mansigani: License to LOL

License to LOL

A multi Hong Kong International Comedy Competition finalist, Mahesh will hilariously navigate his way through life, love and lockdowns in his new show.

When:     25 July 2020
Where:    The Riff, Central
Tickets:  $150, Ticketflap

 

Maitreyi Karanth: Honesty is the Funniest Policy

Maitreyi Karesh

Maitreyi Karanth is married, and has lived outside India for more than 20 years, in the Middle East and now in Hong Kong. She’s bringing her new show, ‘Honesty is the Funniest Policy’ to the Riff this August.

When:     1 August 2020
Where:    The Riff, Central
Tickets:  From $150, Ticketflap


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Health & Wellness

Sohee’s Tone & Sculpt Outdoor Workout

Sohee yoga class

Each Tuesday and Thursday and some Saturdays, teacher Sohee teaches an outdoor tone and sculpt class.

When:     2, 9, 14, 16 July 2020
Where:    Tamar Park
Tickets:  $150, Eventbrite

 

Sound x Aroma

Singing Bowls

Sound x Aroma returns to LIVO with their singing bowl and aromatherapy session. Participants will get a custom blended aroma balm for chakra balancing.

When:     4 July 2020
Where:    LIVO, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $520, Facebook

 

YogaForAll x K11 MUSEA

Marsha Yuan will lead you through an invigorating body-mind yoga journey amidst fresh air, stunning views and special post-event offers at the K11 MUSEA mall.

When:     5 July 2020
Where:    K11 Musea, Tism Sha Tsui
Tickets:  Facebook

 

Flow & Glow with Kamal Acharya

Flow and glow yoga

This Vinyasa-based workshop is a unique blend of yoga poses, martial arts and breath.

When:     11 July 2020
Where:    Pure Yoga Grand Century Place
For more information:  Facebook

 

Yoga Intensive Using Props with Tin Ming

Yoga Intensive using props

This weekend intensive provides foundational skills necessary for a safe and effective yoga practice. Reaping the benefits from a variety of props, the workshop aims to guide participants in experiencing all asanas more deeply.

When:     29-30 August 2020
Where:    Pure Yoga, Causeway Bay
For more information:  Facebook

 

Spartan Hong Kong

Spartan HK

Spartan is returning to the city’s event calendar with several events including the first ever Spartan Trail event in Hong Kong and the city’s first stand-alone Spartan Kid’s Race.

When:    13 September – 6 December 2020
Where:    Various locations in Hong Kong
For more information:  Event Website

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Food & Drink

Hong Kong Pub Crawl: LKF Crawl

LKF Pub Crawl

Join Hong Kong’s biggest party! Explore and discover Hong Kong’s infamous nightlife with experienced pub crawl guides, cheap drinks, amazing venues and new friends.

When:    Every Friday Night
Where:   Starts at Ash Bar, Central
Tickets;  $100, Facebook

 

Wilton Shape & Amaze Modelling Class

Wilton sculpting class

In this hands-on class, students will learn the essential fundamentals of making figures and animals with gum paste and fondant

When:     9, 16 and 20 July 2020
Where:    Complete Deelite, Central
Tickets:  $1850, includes tool set, Facebook

 

Green Queen UN SDG Vegan Dinner Series Vol. 6

Enjoy a delicious 100% vegan meal at Verde MAR with friends, learn about the UN SDG #3 Good Health & Wellbeing, support a local NGO and find out how YOU can get involved in the global fight for a brighter future for humanity.

When:     15 July 2020
Where:    Verde MAR, Wan Chai
For more information:  Facebook

 

Vegetarian Food Asia 2020

LOHAS

Hong Kong’s largest vegetarian and green living exhibition, LOHAS Expo and Vegetarian Food Asia will offer visitors the opportunity to shop a wide variety of vegetarian and green living products from around the world throughout the three show days.

When:     31 July – 2 August 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre – Hall 5E
For more information:  Event Website

 

ALCOHOLAND: Wine.Luxe 10th Anniversary Grand Tasting

Alcoholand

A big party for all the wine and spirits lovers in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Wine Luxe Magazine. There will be more than 100 brands and 30 companies at the evening celebration.
When:     14-15 August 2020
Where:    The Kingston, Causeway Bay
Tickets:  $200, Eventbrite

 

African Cooking Workshop: Ghanaian Cuisine

Joloff rice

Join in this hands-on African cooking workshop in celebration of Jollof Rice Day.

When:     22 August 2020
Where:    Africa Center Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  $423.96, Eventbrite

 

Hong Kong Whisky Festival 2020

Whisky Festival

Renowned as the largest whisky event in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Whisky Festival is celebrating its 5th anniversary. The event will feature more than 1,100 different whisky expressions, alongside an array of exciting master classes hosted by diverse brand ambassadors.

When:     11 October 2020
Where:    InterContinental Grand Stanford, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  From $248, Facebook


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Nightlife

The Red Stripes Aftermath Skank

The Red Stripes

The Red Stripes are back skanking the city in support of their album ‘Made In Hong Kong.’ Get down early with the brilliant Mr. Koo and The Red Stripes vinyl only soundsystem.

When:     3 July 2020
Where:    The Aftermath Bar, Central
For more information:  Facebook

 

ROBOT Presents Gormatron

Comea nd join the original ROBOT crew, who pioneered Hong Kong’s deep house and minimal techno scene, for a night of dance-floor mayhem!

When:     3 July 2020
Where:    oma, Central
Tickets:  $100 includes 1 standard drink, Facebook

 

Auxidize Beach Party

Auxidize beach party

Fire Aux is back with another Auxidize beach party. As usual, there will be a stacked lineup of DJs and performances and lots of other surprises in store. Spice Market will be providing scrumptious snacks to keep your belly full and happy.

When:     4 July 2020
Where:    The Cobra Beach Club, Silvermine Beach
For more information:  Facebook

 

Tonal: Live Ambient Electronic Music

Celebrate the relaunch of Animato Audio’s Total live ambient electronic music event featuring live performances from HONGRUI, Selsey, BURN and DJ Casey Anderson. BYOB welcome, no drinks sold.

When:     4 July 2020
Where:    Animato Audio, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $150, Facebook

 

Interlude Boat Party

Time to get out of the house and enjoy some sun and sea! This party will have two boats, three awesome Djs, food and all you can drink as well as wakeboarding, water toys and a lounging area.

When:     5 July 2020
Where:    Central
Tickets:  From $680, Facebook

 

90s Night Party

90s night party

Kick off the summer season with this blast from the past. Start planning your best 90s inspired looks and be prepared to enjoy a live DJ spinning classic 90s hits as well as themed decor to take you back in time.

When:     10 July 2020
Where:    TokyoLima, Central
Tickets:  Free entry, Facebook

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Sports

Cancelled: Hong Kong Rugby 7s

HK Rugby Sevens

The 2020 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens have been officially cancelled.

When:     The HK Rugby Sevens will return to Hong Kong in April of 2021


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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.

#IAMHERE
Beyond The Dream 
In My Heart
Made In Abyss Movie 3: Dawn Of The Deep Soul
The Last Full Measure 
Whitney

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Other Events

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Virtually HKMOA

Enjoy art at home with a range of programming from the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Browse their website for pamphlets, audio guides, multimedia programs of their exhibitions and more.

For more information:  HKMoA Website

 

Discover the Gemstones, Ruby & Sapphire Exhibition

Sapphires and Rubies

L’ECOLE School of Jewelry Arts is bringing a new exhibition to K11 Musea. The exhibit will take you on a journey through two of the most coveted gemstones, ruby and sapphire, including their natural geological forms and high jewelry creations.

When:     10 June – 30 September 2020
Where:    L’ECOLE, K11 MUSEA
Tickets:  Free admission with free guided tour on the hour, Register on Ticketflap

 

Hand Pan Experience Workshop

Hand Pan

In this workshop, you’ll learn the basic playing skills of Hand Pan, a unique musical instrument. The instrument will be provided, so you do not need to bring your own.

When:     17 July 2020
Where:    K11 ATELIER Academy, Quarry Bay
For more information:  Facebook

 

Loosen Up Painting

Loosen Up Painting

Come and find your own inner artistic voice by exploring line, colour, texture and layering techniques to create intuitive paintings which will change and evolve over time.

When:     18 July 2020
Where:    Wild at Art HK, Central
Tickets:  $1400 for all day class includes treats and materials, Facebook

 

Round Island Beach Cleanup

Round Island Cleanup

Get outside, get some fresh air and do something for the marine environment at this beach cleanup.

When:     18 July 2020
Where:    Kellett Island
For more information:  Facebook

 

Glastoballs Festival

Got Balls is putting their own spin on the world famous Glastonbury Festival. Expect the contemporary arts of anthem singing, dance off twerking and of course, 3 festival themed rounds of bingo.

When:     24 July 2020
Where:    ClubONE, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $450, Facebook

 

Ilse Bing – Paris and Beyond Photo Exhibition

Isle Bing Self Portrait

This exhibit will feature over 100 works of influential female photographer, Isle Bing, who helped turn Paris into the centre of modern photography in the 1930s.

When:     17 June – 31 October 2020 (Closed Sunday, Monday and public holidays)
Where:    F11 Foto Museum, Happy Valley
Tickets:  $100, under 11s free, Event Website

 

China Women’s Film Festival

China Woman's Film Festival

The third annual China Women’s Film Festival will include film screenings, meetings with directors, networking events for filmmakers, workshops and post-screening discussions.

When:     24 September – 4 October 2020
Where:    Eaton House, Jordan
For more information:  Facebook

 

Shi Fu Miz Festival 2020

Shi Fu Miz Festival

HK’s music and art festival created by Fufu and La Mamie’s is back in Cheung Chau this October with a brand new 3-day format. The Line-up is to be announced.

When:     30 October 2020
Where:    Sai Yuen Farm, Cheung Chau Island
Tickets:  $402.80, Eventbrite


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If you have an event you think HK HUB readers would love, email [email protected] to request a free listing in our What’s On Guide.


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


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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