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What’s On This Weekend 23-25 August 2019

The Chainsmokers: Live in Hong Kong @ AsiaWorld-Expo Arena
Summer Indie Indulgence @ Peel Fresco Music Lounge
The Simon Chung Experience @ dada Bar + Lounge
Detuned Radio Festival @ This Town Needs
The Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival @ Southorn Stadium
Joao Marcos Mascarenhas Brazil Jazz Trio @ Peel Fresco Music Lounge
Young Rules @ MOM Livehouse
Panta Rei Dansteater: Lullaby @ ArtisTree
Laugh Kwai Fong 4 @ The Nest
Sound x Aroma @ LIVO
Pop-Up @ Test Kitchen
Hong Kong Restaurant Week
Sparkle @ Aqua Spirit 30
No Shade: Flower Power @ Mudita
Curiocity @ The Annex
Murakami vs. Murakami @ Tai Kwun
K11 Fashion Decode @ K11 Art Mall
To See the Forest and the Trees @ Asia Society Hong Kong Center
A History of the World in 100 Objects @ Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Summerfest @ Central Harbourfront
Women’s Festival 2019 @ Eaton HK
International Dog Day @ Ovolo Southside


The Chainsmokers: Live in Hong Kong

The Chainsmokers

Grammy award-winning and Billboard chart-topping duo The Chainsmokers are bringing their highly anticipated World War Joy Live to Hong Kong as a part of their 7-city Asia tour this summer.

When:     23 August 2019
Where:    Arena, AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau
Tickets:  From $588, HK Ticketing


Peel’s Summer Indie Indulgence


Three amazing HK-based Indie bands, Esimorp, Dark Himaya and Mr. Koo will play their hearts out in this summer night of indie indulgence.

When:     23 August 2019
Where:    Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Soho
Tickets:  Free Entry, Facebook Event


The Simon Chung Experience

Simon Chung Experience

Grab your friends and head to dada Bar + Lounge where you can enjoy your favourite drinks accompanied by a great music show from Simon Chung.

When:     24 August 2019
Where:    dada Bar + Lounge, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  $188, Ticketflap


Detuned Radio Festival

This festival will feature a range of exciting acts spread over two days including Leo, Her Name In Blood, TYNT, SIREN, I Mean Us, Instinct of Sight and more.

When:     24-25 August 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  From $480, Facebook Event


Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival

Now it it’s 5th year, the Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival has grown to become the biggest celebration of Reggae/Ska/Rocksteady and Dub in Asia.

When:     24 August 2019
Where:    Southorn Stadium, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $420, Ticketflap


Joao Marcos Mascarenhas Brazil Jazz Trio

The Joao Marcos Mascarenhas Brazil Jazz Trio featuring Ted Lo on bass and Joao Marcos Mascarenhas on keys will play at Peel Fresco this weekend.

When:     24 August 2019
Where:    Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Soho
For more information:  Facebook Event


Young Rules 2019

Young Rules is the newest Hong Kong indie music festival to showcase the talented local young artists. The music event is about creativity, impulse and reinventing the music culture.

When:     24 August 2019
Where:    MOM Livehouse, North Point
Tickets:  $208, Ticketflap


Julie Byrne

Julie Byrne

American singer, songwriter, and guitarist Julie Byrne has lived a transient lifestyle which is reflected in her music. She will bring her unique blend of folk-inspired music to Hong Kong in this live performance.

When:     28 August 2019
Where:    Terrible Baby, Eaton HK
Tickets:  $240, Ticketflap


Jordan Rakei

Jordan Rakei

Jordan Rakei is returning to Hong Kong as a part of the Clockenflap Presents series of concerts to headline a show on his biggest world tour to date. Fans of Tom Misch, FKJ, Mac Ayres and Masego should check out this up-and-coming performer.

When:     31 August 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $350, Ticketflap


Saturday Music Platform

Tai Kwun Music

Kung Chi-shing, the seminal figure in Hong Kong independent music, is invited to curate outstanding musical works from local and international musicians on the first Saturday afternoon of every month. Whether you enjoy classical music, pop, or the truly “out there”, prepare to have your musical horizons extended.

When:     1st Saturday of Every Month
Where:    Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun
Tickets:  Free of charge, Event Website


Cockney Rejects

Cockney Rejects

Rarely in the long history of British rock’n’roll has there been a story of such depth, magnitude and sheer turbulence as that of the Cockney Rejects. They’ll be performing live in Hong Kong for the first time as a part of the Spirit of ‘77 series.

When:     5 September 2019
Where:    MOM Livehouse, North Point
Tickets:  $390, Ticketflap


The Twilight Sad

The Twilight Sad

Scottish post punk craftsmen The Twilight Sad will perform their debut Hong Kong show as a part of the Clockenflap Presents series of concerts.

When:     6 September 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $350, Ticketflap


HK Phil Season Opening: JAAP|Seong-Jin Cho

Seong Jin Cho

In the season opening of HK Phil, Maestro Jaap van Zweden prefaces two of the most popular Russian works of the early 20th century with one of Wagner’s dazzling orchestral showpieces.

When:     7 September 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $580, Ticketflap


The 1975 Live in Hong Kong

The 1975

The Manchester indie/alternative outfit The 1975 have been making huge waves since their debut concert here in 2014 and they’re back on the heels of their 2018 album “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships” to perform again.

When:     8 September 2019
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo
Tickets:  From $988, Cityline


Jay Park 2019 World Tour

Jay Park

Multi-platinum, Korean-American hip-hop artist Jay Park will stop in Hong Kong as he takes over the world for his 2019 ‘SEXYFOREVA’ World Tour.

When:     8 September 2019
Where:    Rotunda Hall @ KITEC
Tickets:  From $545, Facebook Event


From the Jam

From the Jam

Bruce Foxton’s thumping bass lines exploded onto London’s live music scene in the punk explosion of summer of 1976 as part of The Jam. He’ll be performing live with his new group as a part of the Spirit of ‘77 series of music events.

When:     12 September 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  From $490, Ticketflap


Gluestick Presents: MadeinTYO Live in Hong Kong


Fans of Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti, Lil Yachty, Travis Scott, Drake and Kanye West will enjoy checking out this new hip hop artist. This will be the ‘Uber Everywhere’ rapper’s first-ever concert in Hong Kong. Dough Boy, Fotan Laiki, Yung Takeem and the Low Mays are all opening. Havana Club is the official partner of the event.

When:     13 September 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  From $320, Ticketflap


Hong Kong Philharmonic: Symphonie Fantastique

Two jilted men (Mahler and Berlioz) and a case of mistaken identity (Brahms) come together for this concert! This concert proves that even failure in life can’t keep a great composer down.

When:     13-14 September 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall
Tickets:  $380, Ticketflap



Flumpool band

Acclaimed Japanese rock quartet flumpool will play their first solo, live in Hong Kong show.

When:     14 September 2019
Where:    Rotunda 3, KITEC
Tickets:  From $688, Live Nation


Portraits: Grayson Chance 2019 World Tour

American singer songwriter and pianist, Grayson Chance will be performing live in Hong Kong following the successful release his second full-length album, Portraits.

When:     18 September 2019
Where:    KITEC Music Zone @ E-Max
Tickets:  From $550, Ticketflap


Larkin Poe Live

Larkin Poe

Formed in 2009 in Atlanta, USA, Larkin Poe will be having their debut Asia Tour. The group was voted as the “Best Discovery of 2014 Glastonbury Festival” and was selected by Rolling Stone magazine as “10 Artists to Watch” in 2018 and are sure to put on a fantastic show.

When:     18 September 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  From $450, Ticketflap


London Symphony Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra

One of the world’s top orchestras, the London Symphony Orchestra, a Grammy Award-winning pianist and top talents from Hong Kong will come together to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

When:     22, 24-25 September 2019
Where:    Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $380, Event Website



Scottish pop rock heroes Texas, will make their long overdue HK debut as a part of Clockenflap Presents. With a slew of smash hits under their belt across their back catalogue, local fans will finally have the chance to see these global favourites live.

When:     24 September 2019
Where:    KITEC Music Zone, Kowloon Bay
Tickets:  $490, Ticketflap


Lighthouse Family Live in Hong Kong

Lighthouse Family

Lighthouse Family, made up of vocalist Tunde Baiyewu and producer/keyboardist Paul Tucker, is one of the biggest British bands of the mid-late 90s. Now, after a gap of 18 years, the duo have reunited and released their 4th studio album. They’ll be performing live in Hong Kong for one night only.

When:     24 September 2019
Where:    MacPherson Stadium
Tickets:    $688, Lushington


Hans Zimmer Live on Tour

Hans Zimmer Live on tour

Hans Zimmer Live on Tour will be a visual spectacular where fans will journey through an orchestrated musical set presented by a live symphony orchestra and featuring the soundtracks of blockbuster productions including The Lion King, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception and Interstellar.

When:     26 September 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $588, HK Ticketing


Jazz on the Beach 2019

In its second year, Jazz on the Beach will feature four unique bands this year in an event filled with positive vibes perfect for those who love the chilled-out atmosphere of listing to music by the beach.

When:     5 October 2019
Where:    Treasure Island Beach Club, Pui O Beach
Tickets:  From $120, Eventbrite


UK Subs

UK Subs

UK Subs, the punk legends on a hundred thousand leather jackets will play their first ever show in Hong Kong as a part of the Spirit of ‘77 live series.

When:     6 October 2019
Where:    MOM Livehouse, North Point
Tickets:  From $390, Ticketflap


Pentagon World Tour ‘Prism’


On the heels of the release of the mini album Genie:us, Pentagon will visit Hong Kong as a part of their ‘PRISM’ world tour.

When:     12 October 2019
Where:    Star Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  From $580, HK Ticketing


Men I Trust

Men I Trust

As a part of the Clockenflap Presents series, hotly-tipped Canadian indie dream pop wonders Men I Trust will perform live in Hong Kong.

When:     16 October 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $360, Ticketflap


Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour

The Backstreet Boys

The legendary Backstreet Boys are coming back to Macau with their biggest arena tour in 18 years – the long-awaited The Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour LIve.

When:     19 October 2019
Where:    Cotai Arena, The Venetian Macao
Tickets:   From $688, Live Nation


Carly Rae Jepsen

Canadian pop superstar, Carly Rae Jepsen will perform in Hong Kong as a part of her Dedicated Tour.

When:     25 October 2019
Where:    Rotunda 2, KITEC
Tickets:  $850, Live Nation


Rotten Head Music and Craft Beer Festival

Rotten Head Festival

With over 10 Lantau and Hong Kong craft breweries represented, delicious food stalls, pop-up shows, the Handmade Hong Kong market, dance performances from Lantau’s premier studios, a baby disco, a totally awesome kids’ area and some of the best music Hong Kong has to offer, this is going to be an event to remember.

When:     26 October 2019
Where:    Tat Tung Road Park, Lantau
For more information:  Event Website


Nana Mizuki Live Express

Nana Mizuki

Mizuki became widely known for her voice talent in “Naruto”, “Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha,” “Heartcatch PreCure!” and many more. The Hong Kong show will be a great opportunity for fans to see Mizuki’s incredible performance up close.

When:     26 October 2019
Where:    Star Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  $488, HK Ticketing


HK Phil: Renee Fleming

Renee Fleming

Barber Knoxville’s Summer of 1915 will be performed by Renee Fleming and framed by Wagner’s ecstatic celebration of love in Tristan und Isolde and Shostakovich’s enchanting homage to Haydn – Symphony no. 9.

When:     8 November 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $480, Ticketflap


Freespace Jazz Fest

The first Freespace Jazz Fest will bring together a stellar line-up of local and international jazz and world music artists for a full weekend of indoor and outdoor performances.

When:     9-10 November 2019
Where:    Freespace and Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:  Free, Event Website


Sekai No Owari

Sekai No Owari

One of Japan’s most popular and skilled creative groups, Sekai No Owari (aka End of the World) is composed of four distinct talents: Nakajin (guitar), Fukase (lead vocals), Saori (piano), and the masked clown DJ LOVE. They will return to Hong Kong with their new ‘The Colors’ Tour.

When:     13 November 2019
Where:    Star Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  From $688, Event Website


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:  TBA


Clockenflap 2019


The Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival is returning for its 12th edition, bringing together a sparkling array of talent, unique attractions and music-loving fans that all adds up to one of the best weekends of the year!

When:     22 November 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  $1,200 for 3-day weekend general admission, Ticketflap


HK Phil: The Labeque Sisters

Labeque Sisters

Jaap van Zweden will conduct and the Labeque Sisters will perform on the piano a programme that includes works by Wagner, Philip Glass, Chan Kai-young and Mussorgsky.

When:     22-23 November 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $380, Ticketflap




US lo-fi minimalist guitar pop group SALES will be coming to Hong Kong for their debut performance. Darlings of the indie blogosphere, they’ve headlined tours across the US, Canada and Europe and will stop in HK as part of Clockenflap Presents.

When:     29 November 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $360, Ticketflap


WAVing Music Project: FAZI


FAZI’s music draws on the minimal rhythms of Krautrock and the abrasive rituals of Post-Punk. On stage, they’re like a perpetual motion machine, churning out music that hits their audience in the heart and lungs. Following successful tours in Europe and the US, they’ll visit Hong Kong on their Asia tour.

When:     1 December 2019
Where:    MOM Livehouse, North Point
Tickets:  $220, Ticketflap

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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 Pop Up

Retykle Popup

Retykle is hosting a special pop-up at their 5,000 sq/ft studio featuring a daily edit of hundreds of their best pre-loved and discounted designer kids items. All online items will also be available to view. The pop-up will also feature a program of activities including eco-crafts, model search sign-up, halloween costume swap, book swaps and much more.

When:     2-7 September 2019
Where:    Retykle, Sing Teck Building, Wong Chuk Hang
For more information:  Retykle Website


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 some home with you), while supporting local businesses.

When:      8 September 2019 – 9 February 2020
Where:     Discovery Bay
For more information: Event Website


E.sperimenti gdo Dance Company – Hopera Dance Performance

Esperimenti gdo Dance company

E.sperimenti gdo Dance Company is a group of excellent dancers of great experience known both in Italy and abroad. They will perform Hopera, a poetic and dreamlike journey in the famous arias and melodies of the Italian and European Bel Canto.

When:     11 September 2019
Where:    Jockey Club Auditorium,  Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom
Tickets:  Free, Register on Eventbrite


Think of a Market: Love to Share @ SummerFest

Think of a market at Summerfest

Set along the Central Harbourfront, this is one of the Territory’s largest markets for brilliant designers across Asia. On display are the collections of innovative designs, lifestyle items, gourmet foods, music and much more.

When:     23 August 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  Free, Event Website


Back to School Bazaar

This bazaar is all about getting ready for the new school term. It will feature a wide showcase of school-related products and services (e.g. books, stationary, school bags, lunch boxes, kids clothing, accessories, etc) along with STEAM, planting and free-play activities.

When:     1 September 2019
Where:    Fairchild Kindergarten, Sai Ying Pun
For more information:  Facebook Event

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Theatre & Dance

Panta Rei Danseteater: Lullaby

Panta Rei Danseteater

Lullaby juxtaposes the countries labeled as the ‘axis of evil’ and the humanity of their traditional lullabies. This unique production explores themes of masculinity, friendship, and rivalry while questioning the state of international politics.

When:     22-23, 27-28 August 2019
Where:    ArtisTree, Quarry Bay
Tickets:  $180, Ticketflap


National Dance Company Wales

National Dance Company Wales

After headlining ArtisTree’s Opening Season in 2017, National Dance Company Wales returns with two new works: Revellers’ Mass by Caroline Finn, which reinterprets iconic paintings with spellbinding movements and Tundra by Marcos Morau – a graphical modern take on Russian folk dance.

When:     5-6, 12 September 2019
Where:    ArtisTree, Quarry Bay
Tickets:  $222, Ticketflap


Secret Theatre

Secret Theatre

Fresh from a sell-out, critically acclaimed run of Secret Theatre London and Singapore, the team are back in Hong Kong with an epic new immersive theatre. A serial killer is on the loose. The police think they have their man, but is he guilty? Immerse yourself in the trial of the century in this unique show!

When:     17 September – 10 November 2019
Where:    Secret Location in Tai Kwun
Tickets:  From $788, Ticketflap


Tentative Approaches to a Point of Suspension

Tentative Approaches to a point of suspension

French choreographer Yoann Bourgeois is well known for his iconic creations of living, towering, roly-poly statues and trampolines with giant revolving staircases. This performance will mark his Asian debut and will feature four captivating pieces.

When:     19, 20, 26-28 September 2019
Where:    ArtisTree, Quarry Bay
Tickets:  $160, Ticketflap


Matilda: The Musical

The spectacular and heart-warming story of Matilda features a little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and challenge those above her, changing her own future.

When:     20 September – 6 October 2019
Where:    Lyric Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $445, HK Ticketing


Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare's Globe giveaway September 2019

Shakespeare’s Globe is returning to Hong Kong, this time with a trio of plays – Pericles, The Comedy of Errors and Twelfth Night. Taking on multiple roles across all three plays, the talented international cast will unravel these timeless tales of those who have crossed seas and lost their families, are seeking new homes, and finding out what belonging truly means to them.

When:     24-29 September 2019
Where:    The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $395, HK Ticketing


16 Strings and One Body

16 Strings and One Body

Award-winning Israeli actress, choreographer and dancer Renana Raz joins the Toscanini String Quartet for a dance performance that passionately integrates the energy of chamber music into her choreography.

When:     27-29 September 2019
Where:    Tai Kwun
For more information:  Event Website


Edward Lam Dance Theatre – Art School Musical

Art School Musical is a contemporary adaptation of the classical story The Butterfly Lovers that transforms a traditional tale of heartbreak into a story about a search for identity. Featuring 18 original songs, and a cast from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, the plot centres around three young students and their struggle to find meaning in love, art and life.

When:     3-13 October 2019
Where:    The Box, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:  From $300, Event Website


Titanic the Musical

Titanic is a multiple Tony Award-winning musical based on the famous sailing and sinking of the ‘Ship of Dreams.’ This performance encompasses a large cast in telling the tale and portraying the interlacing stories of many of the ill-fated passengers.

When:     11-13 October 2019
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $385, HK Ticketing


Soul of Shaolin

Soul of Shaolin

This critically acclaimed kung fu production, performed by kung fu monks from the Shaolin Temple has held more than 500 performances worldwide. The story is a stirring tale that portrays different aspects and essence of Shaolin kung fu.

When:     18-19 October 2019
Where:    KITEC
Tickets:  From $180, HK Ticketing


Almost 55

Almost 55

A heartfelt solo dance created by Taiwanese choreographer Chou Shu-yi for veteran dancer Qiao Yang, resident artist with CCDC, Almost 55 is a conversation between two artists of different generations and different homelands on the history of contemporary dance and notions of home and identity.

When:     19-20 November 2019
Where:    The Box, Freespace
Tickets:  $300, Event Website


100% Hong Kong: Our City on Stage

100% Hong Kong

100 Hong Kong citizens, chosen to reflect the demographics of the city will come together to perform as percentage points. They will respond live to 100 questions, enacting a series of ever-changing statistical groupings on stage.

When:     13-15 December 2019
Where:    The Box, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District
For more information:  Event Website


The Met Live in HD 2019

Bizet's Carmen

The 2019 Season of The Metropolitan opera will be live-streamed at the Bethanie Theatre. Experience some of the Met’s greatest shows including Verdi’s Aida, Bizet’s Carmen, and Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West.

When:     Various dates in 2019, check individual shows for details.
Where:    Bethanie Theatre, HKAPA Bethanie Landmark Heritage Campus, Pokfulam
Tickets:  HK Ticketing


Company Wayne McGregor – Autobiography

Wayne McGregor Autobiography

Inspired by the sequencing of McGregor’s own genome, Autobiography is performed by 10 dancers to a genre-defining soundscape by electronic musician Jlin and offers a mesmerizing reflection on the fractured, multilayered nature of our lives and personal stories.

When:     10-12 January 2020
Where:    The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:  From $300, Event Website

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Laugh Kwai Fong 4

The Laugh Kwai Fong comedy series features some of Hong Kong’s best and brightest comedians, all in one show! This month’s headliner is English stand-up comic Jason Strickland.

When:     24 August 2019
Where:    The Nest, Central
Tickets:  From $200, Ticketflap


An Evening with Alaska from RuPaul’s Drag Race


The very iconic winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 2, Alaska 5000, will be bringing her much-anticipated performance to Hong Kong.

When:     31 August 2019
Where:    Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $588, HK Ticketing


Parental Indiscretions

Hong Hong’s funniest parents coming together for one night only to tell jokes about raising kids!

When:     12 September 2019
Where:    7 Mallory St., Wan Chai
Tickets:  $250, Ticketflap



Hong Kong’s top comedians and bottom comedians will battle it out with funny insults and personal attacks about each others’ craft, appearance and private lives and the second-ever Hong Komedy Guerilla Bushiroast Champion will be crowned.

When:     13 September 2019
Where:    7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $250, Ticketflap


DIU (Do It Urself): Double Headliner Night

Garron Chiu

Hilarious comics Garron Chiu and Tamby Chan will perform in this double headliner event sure to bring lots of laughs.

When:     14 September 2019
Where:    7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $250, Ticketflap


Improv Comedy Day at HK Laugh Festival

People's Liberation Improv

Join 852 Crew, People’s Liberation Improv and Pajama Party! for a fun afternoon and evening of improv as part of the HK Laugh Festival!

When:     14 September 2019
Where:    7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $150 for one show, discounts for multiple shows, Ticketflap


Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow: Live in Hong Kong

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is back with a new crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the irresistible energy of Australia’s largest comedy festival to Hong Kong!

When:     16-22 September 2019
Where:    The Fringe Club, Central
Tickets:  From $250, Ticketflap


Joe Wong Asia Live

Joe Wong

Quick-witted Chinese-American Joe Wong, famed for his appearance on Letterman, Ellen and Stephen Colbert, is bringing his English stand-up act to Hong Kong.

When:     17 September 2019
Where:    Music Zone @ E-Max
Tickets:  From $498, Facebook


Steve Hughes

Steve Hughes

Internationally renowned, Australian stand-up comedian Steve Hughes tells it like it is – confronting, alarming and always hilarious. This show will mark the beginning of his Asian debut tour.

When:     20 September 2019
Where:    TakeOut Comedy, Soho
Tickets:  From $250, Ticketflap


Jeff Innocent and Jeremy O’Donnell

Jeff Innocent and Jeremy Odonnell

Jeff Innocent has reached near legendary status among his peers by staying at the top of the comedy game for more than 25 years. He will perform alongside fellow British comedian Jeremy O’Donnell who is well known for his writing on a number of TV and Radio shows.

When:     27-28 September 2019
Where:    Eaton Club, Central
Tickets:  $350, Ticketflap


Pete Grella – Jokes From My Funny Box

Hong Kong-based stand-up comedian and improvisor Pete Grella will perform another hour-long special of stand-up comedy where he explores life as an expat and just trying to fit in to society in general.

When:     28 September 2019
Where:    7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $200, Ticketflap


Daniel Sloss

From smash-hit Netflix specials ‘Dark’ & ‘Jigsaw’, Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss is bringing his stunning new show ‘Daniel Sloss: X’ to Hong Kong!

When:     18 October 2019
Where:    Music Zone @ E-Max
Tickets:  From $488, Live Nation


MACC MANIA X: The Goodbye Tour

MACC Mania

Malaysia’s favourite comedic quartet, the Malaysian Association of Chinese Comedians celebrates its 10th Year Anniversary with their longest and biggest tour in history. With 100% new jokes, the awesome foursome will perform one last time before pursuing their solo careers.

When:     26 October 2019
Where:    Sai Wan Ho Civic Center
For more information:  Facebook Event


Paul Ogata

Paul Ogata

HK’s favourite International Comedian, Paul Ogata is back for the 29th time! His show is an often-improvised, always-hilarious, wild ride through the corners of his mind.

When:     1-2 November 2019
Where:    TakeOut Comedy, Soho
Tickets:  $488, Ticketflap


Captain Khalid’s ‘I Think I am Single – 2’ Live

Captain Khalid

After a successful run with his sold out solo show ‘I Think I am Single’, Captain Khalid, the Tanzanian Germany-based comedian has consistently gained positive reviews both on his solo shows and features.

When:     15-16 November 2019
Where:    TakeOut Comedy Club
For more information:  Facebook

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Health & Wellness

Sound x Aroma

Tibetan Singing Bowls

This class will feature singing bowls and an aromatherapy bath and will include a custom blended aroma balm for chakra balancing.

When:     24 August 2019
Where:    LIVO, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $520 per person, $960 for two, Facebook


Angels Zumbathon 2019

The Angels Zumbathon is back! The annual fitness event features 4 hours of dance energy and fitness fundraising fun. All the best Zumba instructors will be there; including ZES George lu and ZIN Jammer Rachel Fok. All proceeds will benefit two after-school and counselling programs for the children of Po Leung Kuk.

When:     31 August 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Football Club, Happy Valley
TIckets:  All participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $500, Event Website


Inspiring Hong Kong: Fitness Training – Street Workout

Street Workout

Think of this as an introduction to Gymnastics Based Calisthenics workout. Start with simple bodyweight training and then progress to tackle some advanced tricks such as Planche pushups and handstands.

When:     5 September 2019
Where:    AIA Vitality Park, Central
Tickets:  Free, register on Zicket


Oasis in the City Retreat with Laura

Oasis in the city retreat with Laura

Come join Laura on a super fun-filled weekend of activities and socialising on her first urban retreat in the most scenic of Hong Kong city escapes. This two-night staycation will combine yoga, relaxation and activities in the great outdoors.

When:     6-8 September 2019
Where:    The Pier Hotel, Sai Kung
For more information:  Facebook


H-Kore’s Free Community Yoga Events

Community Yoga Event

This Autumn, H-Kore is running a series of complimentary Community Yoga Flow and Meditation classes. The 60-minute classes will run fortnightly on Wednesdays after office hours and will be led by H-Kore’s resident yoga teachers.

When:     11, 25 September, 9 October 2019 (Further dates TBD)
Where:    Taikoo Park, Quarry Bay
For more information:  Event Website


Free Fitness Dance Class

Free Dance Fitness Class

Get Moving in this 45-minute cardio-based dance party followed by a 15-minute cool down stretch. Expect to dance your night away with some Zumba moves and some kickboxing action.

When:     19 September 2019
Where:    AIA Vitality Park
Tickets:  Free, Zicket


Iris: Your Escape


With 80+ of Hong Kong’s most sought after fitness stars and top instructors joining forces to bring you the utmost epic health and fitness adventure. Expect a yoga stage, zen garden, fitness activities, shopping, eating, a discovery zone, dance workshops and more!

When:     21- 22 September 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  From $180, Event Website


The Garden Gathering

The Garden Gathering

Immerse in nature over a 3-day weekend of music, ceremony, craft and creation, embodiment, earthen ways, plant medicine, sacred sound, healing and empowerment and more. There will be a kids village, sustainable market and the Conscious Kitchen.

When:     8-10 November 2019
Where:    Sai Yuen Adventure Park
Tickets:  From $211.98, Eventbrite

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Food & Drink

Test Kitchen Pop-Up

Miduna test kitchen pop-up

Chef Selassie Atadika of Miduna, a nomadic and private dining enterprise in Accra, Ghana will bring her unique brand of new African cuisine to Hong Kong this August. For four nights, the chef will serve up a plant-forward nine-course menu which will showcase African flavours whilst highlighting the best of local HK produce.

When:     21-24 August 2019
Where:    Test Kitchen, Sai Ying Pun
Tickets:  From $980, Event Website


Sip the Sunset

Sip the SUnset

This new mixology experience, in collaboration with Hennessy V.S.O.P., will feature guest bartender Shelley Tai and Terrible Baby’s head mixologist Edgar Santillan. Enjoy 2 hours of free flow End of Summer Cocktails inspired by golden sunsets while chilling live DJ music on the terrace.

When:     22 August 2019
Where:    Terrible Baby, Eaton HK
Tickets:  $180, Ticketflap


Hong Kong Restaurant Week

Enjoy 11 days of culinary experiences with amazing prices at restaurants all around Hong Kong.

When:     22 August – 1 September 2019
Where:    Various restaurants in Hong Kong
For more information:  HK Restaurant Week Website


Test Your Palate 2019

Sake Central

Test Your Palate is the perfect chance to discover 400+ competition-quality wines and spirits from all around the world, including lesser known regions, new styles and trending varieties. Get insider tips and learn tasting tricks from Asia’s most experienced and awarded wine judges.

When:     27-28 August 2019
Where:    Sake Central, Central
Tickets:  From $388, Ticketflap


Green Queen UN SDG Vegan Dinner Series: Africa Coffee & Tea Vol. 2

Africa Coffee and Tea

Enjoy a delicious, 100% vegan Ethiopian menu at Africa Coffee & Tea with friends, learn about the UN SDG #1 No Poverty, support local NGO International Care Ministries and find out how you can get involved in the global fight for a brighter future.

When:     28 August 2019
Where:    Africa Coffee & Tea, Wong Chuk Hang
For more information:  Facebook


August Beer Tasting Workshop: The Diverse World of Lagers

If you think lagers are just beers with light body and flavours, you may be surprised by the beers offered at this August Beer Tasting Workshop.

When:     30 August 2019
Where:    HK Brewcraft, Central
Tickets:  From $150, Facebook


Art of Craft: Yardley Brothers Beer Festival

This festival is a celebration of creativity expressed through art, craft beer and music. 11 breweries will be on hand to celebrate the creative side of craft beer in a free-flow tasting format with breweries exhibiting their most creative styles.

When:     31 August 2019
Where:    The Asia Society, Admiralty
Tickets:  From $300, Ticketflap


Love is in the Air

HK Lovecraft beer and shisha

A free-flow craft beer and shisha event is set to be held with free-flow craft beer from HK Lovecraft and high quality shisha provided by HK Camellia.

When:     31 August 2019
Where:    Cubus 28, Causeway Bay
Tickets:  From $330, Ticketflap


Rose Revolution Hong Kong 2019

Rose Revolution is Asia’s largest Rose festival. Expect summer vibes, barbecue, food and rose pairings and a full day of rose tasting.

When:      31 August 2019
Where:    The Peak Lookout
Tickets:  From $360, Facebook


Summer of Spritz Block Party

Aperol Spritz

Stazione Novella will be taking over the streets and turning #SummerofSpritz up to 10 with a quartet of block parties. Sip streetside at the monthly celebrations featuring savoury Italian bites and a mobile Aperol Spritz station for a truly alfresco experience.

When:     2 September 2019
Where:    Stazione Novella, SoHo
For more information:  Facebook Event


Hong Kong Rum Week

Hong Kong Rum Week

Hong Kong Rum Week will inspire rum lovers to meet the movers and shakers in the industry, discover the hidden depths and versatility of the spirit and learn about the heritage and history with events taking place throughout the city.

When:     2-8 September 2019
Where:    Various Venues
For more information:  Facebook Event


A FEAST for the City

FEAST For the City

Shared tables, inspiring decoration and table settings, free-flow drinks with live music, FEAST will be a culinary celebration up-close and personal with talented chefs while enjoying wine & drinks and meeting fellow FEASTers.

When:     7-8 September 2019
Where:    PMQ, Central
Tickets:  $680 Adult, $380 Child, Ticketflap


Sake Walk 2019

In what will be the largest sake event in Hong Kong, Sake Walk 2019 will feature over 80 sakes from over 14 top breweries and should be an awesome event.

When:     21 September 2019
Where:    House 1881, Tsim Sha Tsui
For more information:  Event Website


Women of Wine Festival

The Women of Wine Festival is back with a bigger venue, livelier programme and diverse lifestyle activities designed to celebrate women making wine. The festival will be the ultimate pairing of global wines made by women with Hong Kong’s top businesswomen and inspirational female leaders.

When:     11 October 2019
Where:    HKEX Connect Hall, Central
Tickets:  From $400, Ticketflap


Great Wines of the World 2019: Hong Kong Grand Tasting

James Suckling

Featuring 130 of the best producers from the top wine regions in the world – all hand-picked by James Suckling – this tasting event will showcase an extraordinary collection of more than 225+ top-scoring wines.

When:     31 October 2019
Where:    Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $150, Eventbrite


Pinot Palooza

Pinot Palooza

Pinot Palooza is more than a wine festival. Expect more than 100 wines from 30 wineries, beer, a Vermouth bar, a great food line up and much more!

When:     30 November 2019
Where:    HKOW Event Space, Central
Tickets:  From $320.32, Eventbrite

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Noche De Salsa Night with Free Bachata & Salsa Class and Party

Dance with style’s new weekly Salsa/Latin night will feature a free Salsa and Bachata class for all levels followed by partying ‘til late.

When:     20, 27 August 2019
Where:    Forbes 36 Sports Bar & Grill, Kennedy Town
Tickets:  Free entry, Facebook Event



view from aqua spirit

AQUA Spirit is launching the newest party in town – Sparkle. Two of the best circuit DJs in Hong Kong, DJ TAKI and DJ GOAL will be running the party on the glamorous rooftop with its mind-blowing views of Victoria Harbour.

When:     24 August 2019
Where:    Aqua Spirit 30, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  $150, Facebook Event


No Shade: Flower Power

Relive the beautiful decade of peace, love and music at the next No Shade tribe vibe event. No Shade embraces diversity in all its many colourful forms where the doors open for inclusivity for all.

When:     24 August 2019
Where:    Mudita, Central
Tickets:  Free entry for first 80 people who sign-up on Ticketflap, $200 at the door




Australian hip-hop duo Hermitude are coming to Hong Kong for their debut performance. The duo has achieved international recognition for their stellar work, and built key collaborations with artists such as Big K.R.I.T., Buddy, and BJ The Chicago Kid along the way.

When:     28 August 2019
Where:    Mudita, Central
Tickets:  $150, Ticketflap


Tube & Berger

Tube & Berger

Tube & Berger have undoubtedly shaped the Deep House genre, crafting several scene defining records in the last couple of years. Now you can catch them in Hong Kong only at VOLAR.

When:     30 August 2019
Where:    VOLAR, Lan Kwai Fong
Tickets:  $300, Ticketflap


WOAH! Pool Party

This festival level EDM party at the tallest pool in Hong Kong will run ‘til midnight with an afterparty going to the wee hours.

When:     31 August 2019
Where:    W Hong Kong, Kowloon
Tickets:  From $529.95, Eventbrite


MO Sound-Bites with The Magician

The Magician

Belgian DJ and record producer Stephen Fasano, better known under his The Magician moniker, will take the stage of this year’s first Mo Sound-Bites electronic music event with his eccentric stage persona and electifying, magical live set.

When:     7 September 2019
Where:    MO Bar, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Tickets:  $200, Ticketflap


Olivia Dawn

Olivia Dawn

A skilled DJ, producer and violinist in her own right, Olivia’s innocently quirky, wild yet elegant musical style covers a wide sonic range from disco to house to pulsing techno.

When:     7 September 2019
Where:    Ophelia, Wan Chai
For more information:  Eventbrite


Twisted Tiki Pool Party

Pool Party at The W

Hong Kong’s highly anticipated, fashionable pool party is back at W Hong Kong! The party will take over the highest outdoor pool in Hong Kong where electrifying DJ beats and free flow bubbles are guaranteed.

When:     7 September 2019
Where:    W Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  From $400, Facebook


Au Soleil: Summer Pool Party

Inspired by the brand’s French heritage, and the allure of the Cote d’Azur, guests can experience the glamour of European summers with ice-cold beers by Peroni and refreshing cocktails by Aperol spritz. Play the iconic game of Backgammon and enjoy chilling tunes of the DJ.

When:     7 September and 5 October, 2019
Where:    Outdoor Pool, Le Meridien Cyberport
Tickets:  From $300, Ticketflap


Qubiko (Defected)


Qubiko, who was born in a small town in southern Italy, has evolved in 7 years and been influenced by many different kinds of electronic music. He will bring his unique sound to Ophelia supported by DJ Fab D Verse.

When:     28 September 2019
Where:    Ophelia, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $100, Facebook

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IFS Club Fight Night

IFS Club Fight night

Hong Kong’s biggest Inter-club Fight Night is back again for Round 3 in a new venue. Bringing the city’s finest sporting clubs together, the fiercest of rivals will return to the ring and go head-to-head to battle it out for personal pride and club glory.

When:     30 August 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Football Club, Happy Valley
For more information:  Facebook Event


Hong Kong Tennis Open

HK Tennis Open

The iconic Hong Kong Tennis Open is a WTA sanctioned International Series Event and the 9th stop on the WTA Asian swing, returning for its sixth year in 2019.

When:     5-13 October 2019
Where:    Victoria Park Tennis Stadium
For more information:  Event Website


Official England Rugby Dinner

Official England Rugby Dinner

Join Rugby World Cup champions Martin Johnson, Jason Leonard, Mike Tindall and Ben Kay with more of England Rugby’s finest to be announced. Review the Rugby World Cup 2019 and preview the finals at this stunning celebration dinner and entertainment show hosted by Martin Bayfield.

When:     17 October 2019
Where:    Conrad Hotel, Central
For more information:  Facebook

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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.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette
The Divine Fury
One Piece: Stampede
Bodies at Rest
Bento Harassment


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Other Events

Curiocity Hong Kong


Curiocity Hong Kong looks like it will be a very cool experience. The interactive exhibition is aimed at encouraging people to be more present in everyday life. You’re encouraged to touch, play and even taste the installations around you, with unique rooms like “‘What Life Throws At You”, where you can tackle you fears in a giant ping pong pit.

When:      Until 11 September
Where:     The Annex, Central
Tickets:     From $168, Event Website


Murakami vs Murakami

Tai Kwun Contemporary present a major survey exhibition of Takashi Murakami, taking over all art galleries at Tai Kwun with more than 60 paintings and sculptures by the renowned Japanese contemporary artist.

When:     Until 1 September 2019
Where:    Tai Kwun
Tickets:  From $45, Ticketflap


K11 Fashion Decode

fashion model

Two local artists and designers, Zoe Siu and Yeung Chin, stage Hong Kong’s first-ever “Public Fashion Show” in which one can observe a show of knot art inspired by traditional craftsmanship, colourful folk costumes, and captivating performance art. Unlike ordinary fashion shows, the two artists encourage individual participation.

When:      Until 1 September 2019
Where:     G/F Atrium and chi K11 art space B2/F, K11 Art Mall
Tickets:    $30, Event Website


To See the Forest and the Trees

Inspired as a response to Hong Kong’s devastating loss of trees caused by Typhoon Mangkhut in September 2018, this unique exhibition includes music, community workshops and nature tours that explore the significance of trees in our local environment, culture and history. Free admission.

When:      Until 8 September 2019
Where:     Asia Society Hong Kong Center
For more information: Event Website


A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum

British Museum Exhibit

This exhibition originated from a popular radio programme of the BBC with the British Museum, telling the story of human civilisation using 100 objects selected from the encyclopedic collections of the British Museum.

When:     18 May – 9 September 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Tickets:  $10, Event Website


Summerfest 2019


[email protected] Harbourfront is a major summer programme that transforms the Central Harbourfront Event Space into a series of free-to-public summer events. This year, they will return with more than 25 free events and activities to create a variety of fun summer happenings for the public to enjoy.

When:     26 June – 1 September 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront (Entrance near Tamar Park)
For more information:  Event Website


Women’s Festival 2019

In its second edition, Hong Kong’s celebrated Women’s Festival will take on the title ‘I AM A ______ WOMAN’ and each day’s programming will revolve around a specific theme – divine, extra-large, alien, nasty, hairy, failed. You can expect live music, film screenings, holistic wellness offerings, panel discussions, skincare workshops and more.

When:     23 August – 1 September 2019
Where:    Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road
For more information:  Event Website


International Dog Day @ Ovolo

Komune terrace

Ovolo Southside is throwing four-legged friends a bone with an unbeatable ‘pawty’ in celebration  of International Dog Day. The whole pack is invited to gather on Komune’s iconic terrace for an exciting Doggy Brunch where each dog can enjoy a Build Your Own Doggy Bowl plus a complimentary Puppy Colada or Watermelon Julep ‘dogtail’ that will have pets howling for joy.

When:     25 August 2019
Where:    Ovolo Southside, Central
For more Information:  Ovolo Website


Speaking of Animals Asia

This interesting and informative speaking event will feature a variety of speakers that will share about Animals Asia’s animal welfare work around the region.  In the afternoon you can join in on a relaxing and educational visit to the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden.

When:     8 September 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Central Library, Causeway Bay
Tickets:  From $80, Eventbrite


JOCKEY CLUB New Arts Power 2019

Internationally-acclaimed Hong Kong Artists return to the local stage in this series of exciting shows including drama, music and dance performances, exhibitions, and more than 150 free community and school activities.

When:      9 September 2019 – January 2020
Where:     Various venues
Tickets:    From $200, URBTIX


Hong Kong Stories Live Show

Hong Kong Stories

Hong Kong Stories is a non profit dedicated to the art of storytelling. September’s live-show has the theme ‘Flipped’ – come and listen to stories told of being upside down, inside out or just a bit discombobulated.

When:     11 September 2019
Where:    Fringe Club, Central
Tickets:  $95 for Fringe Members, $120 for non-members, Ticketflap


Snap & Seek Photo Scavenger Hunt

Snap + Seek

This exciting Hong Kong photo scavenger hunt is sure to bring out the competitive side in you. Using just your mobile phone and working together in teams of 4-5 people, you will hunt for photo ops in the most unlikely spaces.

When:     14 September 2019
Where:    Meet at Central Pier 10
Tickets:  $250 per person, Facebook


Animals Asia Hong Kong-wide Flag Day

Animals Asia is hosting their first ever Hong Kong-wide Flag Day. They are looking for volunteers to set up around town to collect donations in order to support their important work.

When:     28 September 2019
Where:    All around Hong Kong
For more information:  Event Website


FWD Max Limitless Challenge 2019

The city’s largest obstacle race, FWD MAX Limitless Challenge is returning to Central. FWD Max and Sportssoho are collaborating to bring 12 obstacles with local characteristics to stretch your passion to the MAX!

When:     5-6 October 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information:  Event Website


Asia Contemporary Art Show

Asia Contemporary Art Show

Now in its 15th edition, the show will welcome more than 60 galleries from Asia and the world, including up-and-coming and mid-career artists.

When:     5-7 October 2019
Where:    The Conrad Hong Kong
For more information:  Tickets available from August 6th on HK Ticketing


The Festival de Cannes Film Week

Festival de Cannes Film Week

Six films chosen from this year’s selection at Festival de Cannes will be screened at the cinema in K11 MUSEA. You can also expect to see guest appearances from actors, actresses, producers and directors.

When:     12-17 November 2019
Where:    K11 MUSEA, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  Ticketing Information Coming Soon, K11 MUSEA website

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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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