Your Complete Guide to What’s On in Hong Kong

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What's On in Hong Kong

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Music, Theatre & Dance (including kids theatre), Food & Drink, Art, ComedyShopping, Health & WellnessNightlife, Sports, Movie Openings, Other Events 

Parents:  Click here to read our pick of family-friendly events.

What’s On this Weekend (19-21 January)

Billboard Radio Live @ Central Harbourfront Event Space
Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival
Jordan Rakei @ Ovolo Southside
A Lifetime of Beethoven @ HKAPA
Somewhere I Belong Charity Concert, @ KITEC
Welcome Back! Sakai Noriko Live @ Hong Kong Baptist University
Cats @ HKAPA
Amit Tandon @ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
LOL with Kanan Gill Live @ HKAPA
Yoga with The Yoga Room @ AIA Vitality Park
Poho Market @ teakha, Sheung Wan
Straight Outta Home Kong [email protected] FLY, Central
Gaby Endo @ Yojimbo
after the deluge by Kingsley Ng @ Tai Hang Tung Stormwater Storage Tank
Volvo Ocean Race @ Kai Tak Runway Park
Hong Kong Marathon
AIA Great European Carnival @ Central Harbourfront Event Space
HK Open Air Cinema Club – Leon: The Professional

Music

Billboard Radio Live in Hong Kong

As a part of the AIA Great European Carnival, 10 international, regional and local pop superstars will perform on a circus-themed stage. Tickets to the event include free entrance into the Great European Carnival. Some of the artists performing include Dear Jane, Supper Moment x ToNick, Eve Ai and Far East Movement.

When:     16-20 January 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space, Billboard Radio Stage (Circus Tent)
Tickets:  From $750, HK Ticketing

 

Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival

Chamber Music Festival

The festival showcases world-class musicians performing a diverse repertoire in the city’s major concert halls and smaller boutique venues alongside a range of education and outreach programs. The 2018 festival will feature 16 international artists and six local artists performing in six ticketed concerts.

When:     17-24 January 2018
Where:    Various venues
For more information:  Event Website

 

Jordan Rakei

Jordan Rakei

With a fistful of highly praised releases under his belt and a soulful, jazz and hip-hop driven sound, Jordan Rakei is a rare talent whose artistry transcends the confines of age.

When:     19 January 2018
Where:    Ovolo Southside, Wong Chuk Hang
Tickets:  $400 at the door, from $300 in advance on Ticketflap

 

A Lifetime of Beethoven

As a part of the HK International Chamber Music Festival, this concert will span the early, middle and late stages of Beethoven’s life and allow show-goers the opportunity to experience the composer’s profound transformation throughout his life.

When:     19 January 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $100, HK Ticketing

 

Somewhere I Belong Charity Concert

The David Bowie Knives
Four amateur, Hong Kong-based bands are coming together to raise awareness about suicide. The four bands will play a concert to generate money for a local suicide prevention charity, the Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong.

When:     20 January 2018
Where:    KITEC MusicZone
Tickets:  $250, Cityline

 

Welcome Back! Sakai Noriko Live in Hong Kong

Famous Japanese pop star Noriko Sakai will hold its first live performance in Hong Kong since year 2000.

When:     20 January 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Baptist University, Academic Community Hall
Tickets:  From $498, HK Ticketing

 

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Brooklyn indie darlings The Pains of Being Pure at Heart made of of Kip Berman and co. return to Hong Kong hot on the heels of their latest 2017 album ‘The Echo Of Pleasure’, which follows up their collection of pure guitar indie gems. Don’t miss their first ever headline show in HK.

When:     24 January 2017
Where:    Music Zone, KITEC
Tickets:  $490, Ticketflap

 

Jung Yong Hwa Live

Jung Yong Hwa

CNBLUE’s leader, Jung Yong Ywa released his latest mini album “Do Disturb” in July which fans have been anticipating for a long time. He will be returning to Hong Kong for his new solo concert titled [Room 622].

When:     27 January 2018
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Hall 10
Tickets:  From $680, HK Ticketing

 

One OK Rock Ambitions Asia Tour

One OK Rock

One of the foremost Japanese rock bands of the generations, One OK Rock will be making their Hong Kong debut this January.

When:     31 January 2017
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Arena
Tickets:  From $580, HK Ticketing

 

The xx, Live in Hong Kong

The xx

London-based trio, The xx are returning to Hong Kong following their sold out show in 2013 and the release of their highly anticipated third LP I See You this past January.

When:     1 February 2018
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo
Tickets:  $720, Ticketflap

 

Let the Children BLOOM

This charity concert in aid of PSE and Mayaa HK will consist of an evening of listening to music along with a glass of wine and home-made snacks during the interval. Will benefit children from HK, Nepal and Cambodia.

When:     2 February 2018
Where:    St. Margaret’s Concert Hall, Leighton Hill, Happy Valley
Tickets:  $280, Early bird $230, Ticketflap

 

Made in France

Patrick Larbier’s new CHORUS Band for 2018 will perform some of the best Rock/Pop French songs. 10 different singers and the Rock Band will revisit the hits of Johnny Hallyday, Telephone, Niagara and the like, accompanied by great food and wine.

When:     10 February 2018
Where:    Grappa’s Cellar, Jardine Place, Central
Tickets:  $250, Ticketflap

 

Ride, Live in Hong Kong

Ride

Indie legends, Ride will be returning to Hong Kong following their memorable closing set at Clockenflap in 2015, for their first ever headline show in the city.

When:     26 February 2017
Where:    MacPherson Stadium, Mongkok
Tickets:  From $530, Ticketflap

 

John Legend Darkness and Light Tour

John Legend

10x Grammy Award winning artist and multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter, John Legend will be returning to Hong Kong for his highly anticipated Darkness and Light World Tour marking the release of his album by the same name.

When:     10 March 2018
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Hall 10
Tickets:  From $480, HK Ticketing

 

Sonar

Sonar

Respected by music fans the world over for its eclectic lineup, high-quality production and unwavering support for pioneering electronic artists, Sonar is back for second edition in Hong Kong.

When:     17-18 March 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Science Park
Tickets:  EarlyBird Pass $780, Ticketflap

 

The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers

Grammy award winning, American DJ/production duo, The Chainsmokers, will be bringing their unique blend of dance, pop, hip-hop and indie music to Hong Kong this March.

When:     27 March 2018
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Arena
Tickets:  From $388, HK Ticketing

 

James Blunt the Afterlove Tour

James Blunt

Britain’s Twitter all-star is returning to Hong Kong right on the heels of releasing his newest studio album, “The Afterlove” which features hit single “Love Me Better.”

When:     29 March 2018
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Hall 10
Tickets:  From $480, HK Ticketing

 

Katy Perry Witness Tour

Katy Perry Witness Tour Banner

U.S. pop singer and worldwide sensation, Katy Perry is scheduled to bring her debut performance to Hong Kong this March.

When:     30 March 2018
Where:    AsiaWolrd Expo, Arena
Tickets:  On sale from 12 December, 2017, HK Ticketing

 

Zedd Echo Tour

ZEDD

Anton Igorevich Zaslavski, better known by his stage-name Zedd is a Russian-German record producer, DJ, musician, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who has won numerous awards and performed all over the world.

When:     31 March 2018
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Hall 10
Tickets:  From $400 (earlybird), $750 (standard), HK Ticketing

 

LANY

LANY

Los Angeles-based trio LANY are returning to Hong Kong on the trails of their hugely successful live performance last August.

When:     3 April 2018
Where:    Music Zone @ E-max
Tickets:  $498, Cityline

 

The Wedding Present Live in Hong Kong

The Wedding Present

Famed British indie rock band the Wedding Present will perform live in Hong Kong this April.

When:     14 April 2018
Where:    Grappa’s Cellar, Central
Tickets:  $390, Ticketflap

 

The Script

The Script

Irish three-piece band, The Script is making a much awaited return to Hong Kong and will play songs from their latest #1 album, Freedom Child along with their classic hits.

When:     24 April 2018
Where:    Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Centre
Tickets:  From $580, HK Ticketing

 

Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour in Macao & Hong Kong 2018 (Sold Out)

Bruno Mars

This Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling singer, songerwriter, producer and musician needs no introduction and we’re feeling excited about his trip to Macao and Hong Kong in April and May 2018.

When:     28 April 2018
Where:   Cotai Arena Venetian Macao
Tickets:  Live Nation Lushington

When:    12 & 13 May 2018
Where:   AsiaWorld Expo
Tickets:  HKTicketing

 

Harry Styles

Harry Styles

Coming off of overwhelming response to his first solo show in South-East Asia, the star will perform in Hong Kong with special guest WARPAINT.

When:     5 May 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets:  From $488, HK Ticketing

 

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

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

View from Victoria Peak


Theatre & Dance

Cats

CATS the musical

Following its triumphant season in London’s West End, the acclaimed revival of Andrew Lloyd  Webber’s legendary musical is set to have audiences purring with pleasure when it comes to Hong Kong this January.

When:     6-28 January 2018
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  From $330, HK Ticketing

 

Kassandra or the World as the End of Representation

This performance tells stories of Africans migrating into Europe and human lives in the global village. Audiences are invited to walk into the cattle depot and to create a world in the immersive theatre in what is billed as a “multimedia installation x site specific body theatre.”

When:     26-31 January 2018
Where:    Unite 12, Cattle Depot, Kowloon
Tickets:  From $110, Ticketflap

 

Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder is a tale of a man who marries for money and attempts to have his wife murdered for his financial gain. After his plan backfires an interesting series of events unfolds.

When:     8-11 February 2018
Where:    McAulay Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $220, Urbtix

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Faust Theatre's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Faust International Youth Theatre is hosting  a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream which will be performed by talented young actors ages 8-18. This reimagining of Shakespeare’s master work will be scored with jazz, visually spectacular, filled to the brim with laughs and of course cute fairies.

When:     8-11 February 2018
Where:    Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $275 for adults, $225 for children, Urbtix

 

Kidsfest

In January & February 2018 Kidsfest returns to Hong Kong. Children’s favourite books are brought to life in some fabulous stage productions.

You can see the whole Kidsfest lineup in our Kids & Family What’s On Guide here.

 

Hong Kong Arts Festival

The 46th HK Arts Festival returns with a full line-up of theatre, dance and music events for the whole family to enjoy.

When:     23 February – 25 March 2018
Where:    Various Venues
For more information and ticketing:  Event Website

 

Ballett Zürich – Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina Ballet

Ballet Zurich is presenting as ballet adaptation of Tolstoy’s famous novel as a part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival.

When:     23-24 February 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Tickets:  From $280, Urbtix

 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

Presented as a part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival, this thrilling production from Britain’s National Theatre this award-winning performance tells the story of the very precocious 15-year old Christopher Boone and his efforts to prove himself innocent when he is accused of killing his neighbour’s dog.

When:     8-11, 13-18 March 2018
Where:    HKAPA Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  From $180, Urbtix

 

American Ballet Theatre: Whipped Cream

Whipped Cream, American Ballet Theatre

True to its appetising title, Whipped Cream is a rich and irresistible pleasure with fabulous sets and more than 150 costumes designed by pop-surrealist art star Mark Ryden which sparkle with 75,000 Swarovski crystals. Danced to perfection, the show is a feast for the senses.

When:     22-25 March 2018
Where:    HK Cultural Centre, Grand Theatre
Tickets:  From $340, Event Website

 

The St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre – Swan Lake

Swan Lake

The critically acclaimed St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre is presenting Tchaikovsky’s immortal love story and quite possibly the world’s most famous ballet,  Swan Lake.

When:     2-6 May 2018
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  $445, HK Ticketing

 

Evita

Winner of more than 20 major awards, the original West End and Broadway production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, Evita is coming to Hong Kong this May and will be directed by the legendary Hal Prince.

When:     11 May – 3 June 2018
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  From $445, HK Ticketing


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Comedy

Amit Tandon

Amit Tandon

After 7 years in comedy and performing in 15 countries across the globe, Amit Tandon, who rose to fame on social media is bringing together the best of his never-before-released comedy to this show.

When:     19 January 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre – Theatre 1
Tickets:  From $300, HK Ticketing

 

LOL with Kanan Gill Live in Hong Kong

Kanan Gill

Kanan Gill is an Indian stand-up comedian and YouTuber who rose to fame with a YouTube series “Pretentious Movie Reviews” where he reviews flawed yesteryear Bollywood films in a hilarious manner.

When:     21 January 2018
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre
Tickets:  From $288, HK Ticketing

 

Stand-up comedy at Punchline

Arj Barker

Comedian and celebrity Arj Barker will headline a hilarious comedy show with appearances by Australia’s Ellen Briggs and experienced British comedian Gordon Southern.

When:     25-27 January 2018
Where:    Kafnu @ Kerry Hotel, Kowloon (25th), Tamarind, Wan Chai (26-27th)
Tickets:  $290, Ticketflap

 

Komic Sutra: Nitin Mirani Live in HK

Nitin Mirani

Dubai-based comedian Nitin Mirani will elate his fans and audience with his strikingly witty humour and irresistible charm.

When:     27 January 2018
Where:    On The List, Central
Tickets:  From $290, Ticketflap

 

Crushing the Love Game with Laughs – Improv!

Back by popular demand, and fuelled by their own egos, local improv club TBC HK is bringing their Love showcase to Hong Kong this February with all of the usual antics and hilarity that they are known for.

When:     18 February 2018
Where:    Social Room, Central
Tickets:  $135.19, Eventbrite

 

Kim Chi and Naomi Smalls Live

Kim Chi and Naomi Smalls

Iconic BFF Drag duo, Kim Chi and Naomi Smalls will be bringing their hilarious comedy and lip sync show to Hong Kong. The duo is best known as two of the top three finalists from Session 8 of the widely popular drag queen competition show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, they are sure to present a hilarious show. Find out more here.

When:     7 March 2018
Where:    HKAPA, Jockey Club Amphitheatre
Tickets:  From $488, HK Ticketing

 

KK’s Blood Chutney – Live in HK

KK Blood Chutney

Karthik Kumar aka KK is returning to Hong Kong with his new comedy special – Blood Chutney KK which is a hilarious show on life and such overrated adulting issues.

When:     10 March 2018
Where:    Take Out Comedy, Soho
Tickets:  From $250, Ticketflap

 

Russell Peters Deported World Tour

Russell Peters

Global comedy phenom, Russell Peters, will bring his Deported World Tour to Hong Kong this March. The show features all new material plus Peters’ signature interactions with the audience.

When:     13 March 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 5BC
Tickets:  From $480, HK Ticketing


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Health & Wellness

Yoga with The Yoga Room

Enjoy the iconic Central Harbour Front view and practice yoga for free in this unique workout experience with a skilled yoga master.

When:     20 January 2018
Where:    AIA Vitality Park, Central
Tickets:  Free event, register on Eventbrite

 

Run Date 5K Run

Run Date 5K

Popular dating app, Coffee Meets Bagel is bringing the latest speed dating running event in Asia to Hong Kong. It will be held right before Valentine’s Day to help singles find their other half in anticipation of the special day.

When:     11 February 2018
Where:    Atrium Link @ Science Park HK
Tickets:  From $280, Ticketflap

 

IRIS: Your Escape – Hong Kong’s Health and Wellness Festival

Yoga at IRIS

The popular health and wellness fair is set to return for its sixth installment this March with yoga on the mainstage, a zen garden, a playground for kids, talent shows, shopping and much more.

When:     3-4 March 2018
Where:    West Kowloon Nursery Park
Tickets:  Day passes from $90 for early-bird, Presale deals available, Facebook Event

 

Healthy Hike and Run Tai Lam

Healthy Hike Run, Hong Kong

Action Asia Events is hosting this fun, family-friendly hike and run with 15, 13 and 19K distances available.

When:     18 March 2018
Where:    Tai Tong Shan, Tai Lam, New Territories
Tickets:  From $235, Ticketflap


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Food & Drink

Gluten-free Cooking Level 1 Class

Gluten Free Baked goods

In this class you will learn all about gluten, what foods contain it and how to swap them out for alternative ingredients. You will make Gluten Free muffins, crackers and macaroons that you get to take home.

When:     23 January 2018
Where:    Sesame Kitchen, Yiuga Factory Building, Victoria Road
Tickets:  $794.93, Eventbrite

 

Kedington Wine Crawl

Kedington Wine Crawl

Kedington will hit the streets with Giovanni Oliva of Carpineto and Mantellassi on an exploration evening of Tuscan wines paired with food from around the world. You will walk and eat your way through the heart of Central with Kedington navigating the streets and Giovanni navigating the wines.

When:     23 January 2018
Where:    Central, meeting location confirmed by email
Tickets:  $950, includes dinner and Carpineto/Mantellassi wines, book by email [email protected]

 

Meet the Maker ‘50s Project

Steve Grimley

Wine Brothers and Steve Grimley, the brainchild and head winemaker of the 5OS (5 O’Clock Somewhere) project will host a 5-course paired wine dinner at Feather and Bone Sai Ying Pun.

When:     24 January 2018
Where:    Feather and Bone Sai Ying Pun
Tickets:  $680, Event Website

 

Aqua Wine Pairing Dinner with visiting Michelin chef Giuseppe D’Aquino

Chef, Guiseppe D’Aquino

First time in Hong Kong, Michelin Star Guest Chef, Guiseppe D’Aquino and Villabella Owner and Winemaker, Franco Cristoforetti will present a delectable, 7-course dinner with wine pairing and amazing views over the Hong Kong skyline in a private room at Aqua.

When:     24 January 2018
Where:    aqua, Tsim Tsa Tsui
Tickets:  $1,259.16, Eventbrite

 

Beer vs. Wine Pairing Dinner

Tom Champion, Little Creatures Brewing

Wine Brothers and Little Creatures Brewing are collaborating for a showdown between beer and wine. The evening will consist of a 5-course dinner where each course is paired with one wine and one beer. Each guest will then vote after each course to decide whether wine or beer comes out on top.

When:     25 January 2018
Where:    Little Creatures Brewing, Kennedy Town
Tickets:  $680, Event Website

 

Dr. Fern’s Valentine’s Gin Masterclass

Join Dr. Paul and Dr. Fern’s team of doctors for an exclusive Valentine’s gin masterclass for all the couples in need of love potions this Valentine’s Day. The course will teach you about the wonders of gin and the world of botanicals and how to craft your own love potion.

When:     10 February 2018
Where:    Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour, Central
Tickets:  $500, Ticketflap

 

Taste of Hong Kong

Taste of Hong Kong

The Taste of Hong Kong is the definitive showcase of the city’s best restaurants, top chefs and leading food and drink brands. Featuring a brand new line-up of Hong Kong’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants serving up their signature dishes and festival exclusives plus masterclasses, live music, pop up bars and shopping.

When:     22-25 March 2018
Where:   Central Harbourfront
For more information:  Event Website

 

The Great Hong Kong Bar Race

The Second Annual Great Hong Kong Bar Race will feature teams of four competing to solve the clues and race to be the first team to the ending location. All money raised goes to support @love21foundation which is a local charity supporting the Down’s Syndrome and autistic communities.

When:     19 May 2018
Where:    Rula Bula, Lan Kwai Fong
For more information:  Facebook Event


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Shopping & Markets

Poho Market

A new local farmers market offering 100% local and certified organic products.

When:     1st and 3rd Saturday each month
Where:    Outside teakha on Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

Chic Globetrotter Shopping Event

Shopping Hong Kong Shopping Event

ShoppingHongKong is hosting this exciting shopping and style event geared toward expats who travel during the Chinese New Year holidays. Whether you are traveling to hot or cold destinations, there’s something for everyone with very cool beachwear brands, luxury cashmere, jewellery and much more.

When:     31 January 2018
Where:    The Fringe Club, Anita Lai Chan Gallery
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

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:     11 February, 11 March, 8 April, 13 May, 10 June, 12 August, 9 September and 14 October 2018
Where:    Discovery Bay Plaza
For more information:  Event Website

 

Rug Lane Vintage and Secondhand Clothing Market Vol. 5

Rug Lane Market

Come sell your vintage and secondhand clothing or pickup a bargain and add some unique additions to your wardrobe at this pop-up shopping event which is perfect for all lovers of fashion, music and pop culture.

When:     4 March 2018
Where:    Sunny Hills, Central
Tickets:  From $35 for buyers, From $450 for sellers, Ticketflap

 


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Nightlife

Straight Outta Home Kong 4

One final party hosted by Straight Outta Home Kong and FLY will showcase some of the cities finest artists in what is billed as “one of the best and biggest hip hop experiences” the city has seen.

When:     19 January 2018
Where:    FLY Hong Kong, Central
Tickets:  $300 at the door, $250 in advance on Ticketflap

 

Gaby Endo

Gaby Endo

The former Hong Kong residing DJ has played venues and events worldwide and is back, with her globally-inspired mix of tech and deep house sets to play a special set at Yojimbo this month.

When:     20 January 2018
Where:    Yojimbo, Central
Tickets:  Free entry, book a table at 2576 1717 or [email protected]

 

Onra + Multicult Showcase

Onra

Globetrotting producer Onra has staked his claim as one of the most exciting beat-makers of recent years. He will perform late into the night alongside Manfredas and Thomas von Party from Multicult in this exciting showcase.

When:     3 February 2018
Where:    After Dark and Beyond, Central
Tickets:  From $180, Ticketflap

 

18+ Central

This new entertainment event is a classy but bold adult expo spread over four days and packed with Las Vegas-style shows, seduction workshops, cosplay nights, cool photo ops, a huge marketplace and much more.

When:     5-8 April 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  From $299, Ticketflap


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Art

Glitter, Glitz and Glamour

Yuen Tai-yung, iconic Hong Kong movie poster artist

This six-month long exhibition will feature the works of Yuen Tai-yung, iconic Hong Kong movie poster artist.

When:     30 September – March 2018
Where:    Avenue of Stars, Waterfront Podium Garden, Tsim Sha Tsui
For more information:  Event Website

 

Pixar 30 Years of Animation

Pixar 30 years of animation exhibit, Hong Kong

Pixar Animation Studios combines art and technology to create original stories in the medium of computer animation. Following a successful run in 2011, Hong Kong Heritage Museum is collaborating with Pixar once again this year to bring “Pixar 30 Years of Animation,” A special exhibition with the thme of “friendship and family” curated exclusively for Hong Kong.

When:     18 November 2017 – 5 March 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Tickets:  $20, Event Website

 

Art of the Land – Ethiopia

Jacada Travel is bringing a photo exhibition by National Geographic award-winning photographer Tugo Cheng, showcasing the dramatic terrain and otherworldly landscape of Ethiopia.

When:     15 December 2017 – 28 February 2018
Where:    The Haven, Wyndham Place, Central
Tickets:  Free admission by appointment only, Email [email protected]

 

after the deluge by Kingsley Ng

after the deluge by Kingsley Ng

Works by Kingsley Ng will be highlighted in an interactive exhibition of the Jockey Club New Arts Power at Tai Hang Tung Stormwater Storage Tank, a unique underground space.

When:     6-31 January 2018 (except for Mondays)
Where:    Tai Hang Tung Stormwater Storage Tank
Tickets:  For more information and to register for a tour, Event Website

 

René Magritte: The Revealing Image – Photos and Films

Rene Magritte

This exhibition seeks to shed light on the life and work of famed Belgian surrealist artist, René Magritte. It consists of original photographs and films on loan from two private European collectors – the Magritte Foundation and Museum of Photography Charleroi in Belgium.

When:     19 January – 19 February 2018
Where:    ArtisTree at Taikoo Place
Tickets:  Free event, For more information

 

Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief World Tour

Samson Young Songs for Disaster Relief

The Hong Kong edition of the exhibition Songs for Disaster Relief will feature a series of sculptures, objects, videos, sound installations and site-specific pieces to offer a unique audiovisual experience that re-examines the popularity of charity singles from the 1980s.

When:     9 February – 6 May 2018
Where:    M+ Pavillion, West Kowloon
For more information:  Event Website

 

Michaël Borremans “Fire from the Sun”

Michaël Borremans “Fire from the Sun”

David Zwirner is presenting an exhibition of new paintings by Michaël Borremans which will inaugurate the gallery’s space in Hong Kong. This will be the artist’s first solo show in Hong Kong and will include small and large scale works that feature toddlers engaged in playful but mysterious acts with sinister overtones and insinuations of violence.

When:     27 January – 10 March 2018 (opening reception on 27 January)
Where:    David Zwirner, Central
For more information:  Event Website

 

Asia Contemporary Art Show

Asia Contemporary Art Show

Kicking off Hong Kong art week next spring, the Asia Contemporary Art Show is in its 12th edition and will continue the tradition of presenting the work of up and coming and mid-career contemporary artists.

When:     23-26 March 2018
Where:    Conrad Hong Kong, 40-43 floors
Tickets:  $250, Event Website

 

Art Central

Art Central, Hong Kong

Art Central has established itself as an international platform for pushing boundaries in contemporary art and experimentation. The fair will return to Central Harbourfront this spring with a VIP Preview and First Night on 26 March. Art Central features engaging and educational events that are fun for the whole family so bring along the kids!

When:     27 March – 1 April
Where:    Central Harbourfront
For more information:  Event Website

 

Art Basel

Art Basel

Art Basel in Hong Kong provides a portal to the region’s artists, with over half of the participating galleries hailing from Asia-Pacific. The show gives galleries from around the world a platform in Asia to demonstrate the way they work with artists via six show sectors presenting a diverse collection of artworks, comprising pieces by established and emerging artists as well as curated projects.

When:     29-31 March 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
For more information:  Event Website


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Sports

Volvo Ocean Race

Billed as the largest world-class sailing event ever, this challenging offshore race will stop over in Hong Kong this year. The event will feature a Race Village at the old airport in Kai Tak as well as an In-Port Race which will give spectators a chance to get a closer look at the action.

When:     17-31 January 2018
Where:    Kai Tak Runway Park
For more information:  Event Website

 

Hong Kong Marathon

Hong Kong Marathon

The biggest annual marathon of the year will include several distances including a full marathon (42km), a half marathon, a 10 km, family runs and more.

When:     21 January 2018
Where:    Various venues
Tickets:  Full marathon $350, Event Website

 

Natixis Rugby Cup

Natixis Rugby Cup

French Top 14 rugby side Natixis Racing 92 will return to Hong Kong for a fourth time to play against the Cell C Sharks in this exciting match up of two of rugby’s most well well known clubs.

When:     3 February 2018
Where:    Aberdeen Sports Ground, Wong Chuk Hang Road
Tickets:  From $299, Ticketflap

 

T20 Blitz

Hong Kong T20 Blitz

The Hong Kong T20 Blitz is back for season three! Five franchise teams consisting of world famous players and Hong Kong’s best domestic talent will compete over six days of high quality, high octane cricket. It’s sure to be an exciting line-up.

When:     5-11 February 2018
Where:    Mission Road Cricket Ground (a.k.a. Tin Kwong Road Recreation Ground)
Tickets:  From $20 (general admission), Ticketflap

 

Longines Masters Hong Kong

Horse Jumping at Longines Masters

This 3-day show jumping event will feature some of the world’s best riders, including Olympic medalists, performing in exhilarating show jumping competitions. The event is a unique cultural experience with luxury, art, gastronomy, entertainment and sports all under one roof.

When:     10-12 February 2018
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo
For more information:  Event website

 

Hong Kong Rugby Sevens

Hong Kong Rugby Sevens

Firmly established as one of the world premier rugby sevens events and one of the most popular annual sporting events in Asia, Hong Kong Sevens is set to bring an exciting week of rugby action and a carnival atmosphere along with the world’s greatest rugby players and thousands of fans from all over the world.

When:     6-8 April 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Stadium
Tickets:  Public ticket ballot is open for registration now through 4 February, Event Website

 

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.

I, Tonya
Insidious: The Last Key
Pitch Perfect 3
All the Money in the World
Home Again
The Crucifixion
Namiya


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Other Events

AIA Great European Carnival

AIA Great European Carnival, Hong Kong

This exciting event covers Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year and annually features amusement rides and carnival skill games for all ages. This year in addition to new rides and games, the Carnival will bring a world-class family circus bringing even more entertainment and fun for the people of Hong Kong.

When:     21 December 2017 – 25 February 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more info:  Register at the event website for more info and access to ticketing

 

Hong Kong Fashion Week

HK Fashion Weeks

The 49th edition of Hong Kong fashion week will feature some 1,400 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions, the fair will showcase the latest fashion designs, global brand collections, garments, fashion accessories, fabrics and clothing accessories under the theme “New-World Explorers”.

When:     15-18 January 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets:  Pre-register to get a free admission badge, Event Website

 

HK Open Air Cinema Club – Leon: The Professional (1994)

Hong Kong Open Air Cinema Club offers some of the best outdoor cinema experiences in the city. The January screening will feature this classic broadcast of the English-language French thriller film, starring Jean Reno and Natalie Portman.

When:     19 January 2018
Where:    The Hive Central
Tickets:  $120 for Hive Members, $150 for non-members, Facebook Event

 

Hong Kong Independent Film Festival 2018

Each year the Hong Kong Independent Film Festival showcases some of the most notable independent productions in Asia with various screenings, post-screening seminars and more.

When:     22-28 January 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema
Tickets:  $75, Urbtix

 

Story Party Hong Kong: True Dating Stories

Story Party is the live storytelling show about the one topic we all struggle with – dating. Professional storytellers will share true dating stories about the time they got played, made, or just tangled up in that love stuff. The audience will also have their chance to tell their own dating stories.

When:     24 January 2018
Where:    Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road
Tickets:  $288, Eventbrite

 

The History of Triads – A talk by Jason Wordie, followed by dinner

A 45-minute talk given by Jason Wordie, a local Historian and Writer, followed by a four-course dinner with house wine, beer and soft drinks.

When:     30 January 2018
Where:    Le Meridien Cyberport, Hong Kong Island
Tickets:  $1,006, Eventbrite

 

India by the Bay

India By The Bay

This celebration of India in Hong Kong will include Bollywood, Indian food, dance workshops, talks, music and much more!

When:     2-9 February 2018
Where:    Various venues
Tickets:  Various prices depending on workshops chosen, Event Website

 

Suits for Success Clothing Drive

Suits for Success, the Hong Kong initiative to collect and distribute gently worn professional clothing to benefit marginalised HongKongers who are trying to enter the workforce by providing them with appropriate clothing. This year’s clothing drive will launch with a breakfast event at Eaton House and will continue for several weeks. Clothing can be donated at several locations around the city.

When:     12 February – 8 March 2018 (with a launch breakfast on 25 January)
Where:    Various locations around Hong Kong
For more information and to register for launch event: Suits for Success website

 

Freespace Happening

The February edition of Freespace Happening will feature some of the city’s best indie bands with a mix of both familiar favourites and fresh faces performing alongside other workshops and showcases.

When:     11 February 2018
Where:    Nursery Park, West Kowloon
Tickets:  Free admission, registration required for some workshops, Event Website

 

St. Patrick’s Society Annual Ball

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

When:     10 March 2018
Where:    Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Tickets:  $2080 for society members, $2392 for non-members, Ticketflap

 

A Family Affair: Cambodian Children’s Fund HK Fundraising Gala

Join Cambodian Children’s Fund for a glamourous, fun-filled night of real stories, impact and positive change to support the organization’s work to inspire and uplift some of the poorest children in Cambodia.

When:     27 April 2018
Where:    Diamond Ballroom, The Ritz-Carlton
Tickets:  Early Bird tickets from $2700, Ticketflap


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

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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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