What’s On – Events in Hong Kong

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16 Feb 2017 — By Catherine Stewart / Events
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What’s On in Hong Kong

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

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


Music

James Taylor & His All-Star Band in Concert

James Taylor

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

When:     23 February 2017
Where:   Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  from $488, HK Ticketing

 

An Evening with Tom Jones Live

An Evening with Tom Jones

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

When:     25 February 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets:  From $688 HK Ticketing

 

Dragonland Music Festival

Dragonland Music Festival

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

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

When:     24-26 February, 2017
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  Hotdogtix

 

The Kills

The Kills

YourMum is presenting their first show in the Year of the Rooster: THE KILLS. The band is a fusing of Alison Mosshart’s stunning vocals and Jamie Hince’s cooler-than-cool guitar attacks. The band gained global recognition during the Garage Rock explosion of the early 2000’s and has remained an iconic presence ever since.

When:     28 February 2017
Where:    MacPherson Stadium, Mongkok
Tickets:  From $530 Ticketflap

 

ALTN8 Music Festival

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

For more information www.altn8.com

When:     11-12 March 2017
Where:    Central Hong Kong, Full address to be announced shortly
Tickets:  From $480 Ticketflap

 

Sleepmakeswaves 

Sleepmakeswaves

Aussie instrumental rock band, Sleepmakeswaves have gained a worldwide following for their innovative and expansive music and electrifying live shows. Over the past three years they have completed eight Australian tours, three European tours and have toured the USA. This March they are coming to Hong Kong.

When:     19 March 2017
Where:    Hidden Agenda, Hung To Industrial Building, Kwun Tong
Tickets:  From $200 Ticketflap

 

Sonar

The Hong Kong edition of Barcelona’s legendary electronic music and creative technology festival, Sonar, is coming to Hong Kong this April. The festival has an eclectic lineup of performers and high-quality production. The event will unite electronic music lovers and creative people from different disciplines and communities.

When:     1 April 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin
Tickets:  From $180, Event Website

 

HK Sevens Kick Off Concert

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

When:     6 April, 2017
Where:    Indian Recreation Club, Sookunpoo Valley
Tickets:  From $388  Ticketflap

 

Shi Fu Miz

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

When:     13-14 May, 2017
Where:    Life Base, Pui O
Tickets:  from $350, Ticketflap

 

Sting – 57th & 9th Tour

Sting

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

When:     3 June 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre – Hall 5BC
Tickets:  from $588, on sale 13 January, HKTicketing

 
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Theatre & Dance

The Crucible

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

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

When:     16-19 February, 2017
Where:    Sheung Wan Civic Centre
Tickets:  from $220, book pre-sale tickets by emailing info@auroratheatrehk.com

 

EXIL

EXIL is a stage adaptation of the celebrated novel Ru by Kim Thuy. The show is directed and choreographed by Linh Rateau, founder of Dancenter in Ho Chi Minh City. The poignant story recounts Thuy’s personal experience of uprooting and exile from her childhood in Saigon during the war to her flight with the Boat People and arrival in a small town in Quebec.

For more information: http://www.exil-sur-scene.com

When:     19 February 2017
Where:    CHARBON Art Space, 8/F Sing Tek Factory, Aberdeen
Tickets:  Free admission – donations accepted to support the event, Ticketflap 

 

All My Sons

Based on true events, the compelling story of love, guilt and the corrosive power of greed was Arthur Miller’s first great Broadway success. All my Sons is a gripping and profoundly moving production that exposes the corruption of the American dream. Directed by Tony Award winner, Michael Rudman who works with the Rose Theatre Kingston of the UK to produce a stunning show.

For more information: https://www.hk.artsfestival.org/en/

When:     3-5, 7-9 March 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, Wanchai
Tickets:  From $200, Urbtix

 

HK Ballet: Coppelia

Coppelia Ballet

One of the greatest comic ballets, Coppelia tells the story of a mysterious inventor, his life-sized doll, and an inquisitive young couple. The performance features gorgeous sets and costumes by the award-winning Roberta Guidi di Bagno and enchanting music by Delibes, Coppelia is sure to entertain fans of all ages.

For more information: http://www.hkballet.com/en/index.html

When:     24-26 March 2017
Where:    Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium
Tickets:  From $100 Urbtix

 

West Side Story

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

When:    18 May – 4 June 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  from $445, HK Ticketing

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Food & Drink

An Evening of Meat

An Evening of Meat is a cult favourite performance by American director Kate March. The interactive experience combines performance, art and cuisine in a unique and revolutionary way. The event highlights the work of female chefs and artists around the world.

When:     22 February 2017
Where:    Pomegranate Kitchen, Aberdeen
Tickets:  From $1250, Pelago

 

Beerfest Asia 2017

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

For details:  beerfestasiahk.com

When:     2-5 March, 2017
Where:    West Kowloon Cultural District Waterfront Promenade
Tickets:  from $150 Ticketflap

 

 Taste of Hong Kong

Taste of Hong Kong

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

When:     16-19 March 2017
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  from $138, Ticketflap 

 
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Art

HKwalls Street Art Festival

HKwalls Exhibition

THe 4th edition of the HKwalls street art festival is on this March. The festival is a nine-day celebration of street art and creative collaboration in the industrial district of Wong Chuk Hang. The festival includes an impressive line-up of live mural painting, a print exhibition featuring the artists and other programmes. The event is currently holding an open call for any Hong Kong-based artists who may wish to participate.

When:     18-26 March 2017
Where:    Wong Chuk Hang
For more information: Event Website

 

Art Central

Art Central

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

When:     20-25 March, 2017
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  From $230  Ticketflap

 

Art Basel

Art Basel Hong Kong

Art Basel is returning to Hong Kong for its 5th edition this march. The show features 20th and 21st century works of modern and contemporary art. Half of the exhibitors are from Asia and Asia Pacific. This year’s show also presents premier galleries from the rest of the world, totalling 34 countries.

When:     22 March, 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center Hall 1 and Hall 3
Tickets:  From $250, HK Ticketing

 

Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong

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

When:     19 – 21 May 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  For more information


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Comedy

Eddie Izzard Force Majeure Live in Hong Kong

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

When:     23 February, 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Baptist University, Academic Community Hall, Kowloon Tong
Tickets:  From $488, HKTicketing

 

The Punchline Comedy Club All Irish Show

Punchline Comedy Club is hosting a show of all-Irish comedians. The show will feature Totally Wired!, Ireland’s oldest and least successful boy band, as well as popular Irish comedian Ian Coppinger and critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, columnist and broadcaster, Colm O’Regan.

When:     16-18 March, 2017
Where:    Sun Hung Kai Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $290, Ticketflap

 

Russell Howard Round the World Live in Hong Kong

Russell Howard

Popular British comedian, Russell Howard is visiting Hong Kong as a part of his biggest tour yet, the 2017 Round the World tour.

When:     27 May 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Baptist University, Academic Community Hall
Tickets:  From $488, HK Ticketing


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Kids & Family

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

‘Cheers!’ Series: Little Redhead

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

When:     18-19 February 2017
Where:     Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre
Tickets:  from $120, Urbtix

 

‘Cheers!’ Series: Legends on Ice

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

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

When:     24-26 February 2017
Where:    Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium
Tickets:  from $140, Urbtix

 

Hansel & Gretel

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

When:     24 February – 4 March 2017
Where:    The HKU Black Box
Tickets:  from $80, Ticketflap

 

Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival 2017

The Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival is a two day event that includes opportunities to meet authors such as celebrated author Kate De Goldi, as well as take part in storytelling sessions with authors and an illustrating workshop with Sarah Davis.

When:     11-12 March, 2017
Where:    Comix Homebase, 4/F Exhibition Venue, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $80, Ticketflap

 

Pinocchio – A Children’s Opera by Yip’s Children’s Choir

The classic story of Pinocchio told in the form of a family-friendly opera. This story of a life-like puppet who comes to life and gets himself into all sorts of story welcomes children age three and up. The show will be performed in English with English and Chinese subtitles.

When:     8-9 April 2017
Where:    Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium,
Tickets:  From $280, Urbtix

 

Geronimo Stilton Live in the Kingdom of Fantasy

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

When:     6-7 May 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Tickets:  from $295, HKTicketing

 

Dr. Bunhead’s Blast Off!

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

When:     11-14 May 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Tickets:  from $195 HKTicketing

 

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

A family friendly stage performance of the picture book written and illustrated by Judith Kerr. The story has been adapted for the stage with songs and lyrics by David Wood.

When:     2-4 June 2017
Where:    Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts
Tickets:  From $195 HK Ticketing


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Shopping & Markets

Sai Kung Sunday Market

Sai Kung Markets

Sai Kung Sunday Market is a monthly, family friendly shopping event. The market features more than 40 vendors which offer artisanal foods, fine wines, locally farmed organic vegetables, and hand-made apparel and home items.

When:     19 February, 19 March, 2 April, 7 May, 4 June, 2 July 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Academy, Sai Kung
For more information: Website

 

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

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

Where:  Discovery Bay Plaza
When:    12 March, and 9 April 2017
Tickets: Free event more info

 

Park Island Market

This market, organized by Handmade Hong Kong is located in the Park Island neighborhood, surrounded by community shops and restaurants, and a short walk from the beach with alfresco dining areas. The market has a laid-back and welcoming atmosphere for both residents of Park Island and day visitors.

For more information: http://www.handmadehongkong.com/event/park-island-market-19th-february-2017/

When:     19 February 2017
Where:    Shell Plaza, Park Island
Tickets:  Free admission

 

Mums@PLAY Bazaar

Mums@PLAY Bazaar

Mums@PLAY Bazaar is a social event that brings together small business vendors, mums in particular, who do not have a store presence in Hong Kong and are looking for a venue to sell their products. The bazaar is hosted in a vibrant Mexican cantina which allows guests to interact over coffee or lunch.

For more information: http://mumsatplay.com

When:     3 March, 2017
Where:    El Charro, Cybersport
Tickets:  Free event, Facebook Page

 

Rug Lane Vintage and Secondhand Markets Vol. 2

Rug Lane’s second installment of their popular Secondhand Market is on this March at Soho Yard. The market is open for both girls and guys to buy or sell secondhand and vintage clothing. There will be food, beers from a local brewery, Black Kite, and giveaways from Black Kite and Guava Pass.

When:     5 March 2017
Where:    Soho Yard, Central
Tickets:  From $35 Ticketflap

 

Shopping Hong Kong Spring Event

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

When:     29 March, 2017
Where:    The American Club Tai Tam
Tickets:  free event, for more info 


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Health & Wellness

Pure Yoga Complimentary Community Classes

Pure Yoga

PurE Yoga’s #YogaForAll community classes will be offered at three Pure Yoga locations around the city during February. The event is being held to introduce interested people to yoga and give back to the community a bit. The sessions are designed to be accessible for everybody and are ideal for first time students of yoga.

When:     12, 15, 16 February 2017
Where:    Pure Yoga Lincoln House, Langham Place Office Tower and Soundwill Plaza
Tickets:  Free to the public, For more info and booking 

 

Legion Run HK

Legion Run

Legion Run features 20+ obstacles of mud, fire, ice and barbed wire held in several countries around the globe. The events are designed to challenge your physical and mental limits and make memories with friends and families.

When:     11 June, 2017
Where:    Mui Wo
Tickets:  From $580 Ticketflap


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Other Events

TEDxLingnanUniversity – Unbelievable

TEDx Lingnan University

TEDx is an independently organized program that brings people together to share a TED-like experience through TEDTalks video, live speakers and discussion times. This year, TEDxLingnanUniversity will bring together a group of 10 individuals from varying backgrounds who have managed to break the barriers of belief, including dinosaur hunter Dr. Michael Pittman, filmmaker Nicola Fan, architect and Broad Co. executive Daniel Zhang among others.
The full list of speakers can be found at: http://tedxlingnanuniversity.com

When:     18 February, 2017
Where:    Lingnan Univeristy, Tuen Mun
TIckets:  From $59, Eventbrite 

 

Suits for Success

Donate your gently used work attire to this fantastic cause! Suits for Success is a charity event organised Women in Finance Asia (WIFA). The program is aimed at getting people to donate their old suits to charities, who then repurpose the garments for really great causes. The suit donations benefit such causes as: underprivileged youths who will be attending internships or interviews, mothers looking to re-join the workforce, and asylum seekers and refugees who are attending training workshops and exiting Hong Kong for their new home among others.

When:     1-9 March 2017
Where:    You can donate your suits at Pure Yoga and Fitness Centers and other collection points throughout the city.
For More information: Event Facebook page

 

Hong Kong T20 Blitz

T20 Blitz

The Hong Kong T20 Blitz is a cricket tournament with five franchise teams consisting of world famous players and Hong Kong’s finest cricketers competing for victory.

When:     8-12 March, 2017
Where:    Mission Road Cricket Ground, Kowloon
Tickets:  From $90 Ticketflap

 

Shi Fu Miz Southside Project

Shi Fu Miz Southside Project is a precursor to the Shi Fu Miz Festival in May. This day and night time party at Ovolo in Wong Chuk Hang. The costume party will be split between two spaces including an underground warehouse with International guests, artists and local djs.

When:     18 March 2017
Where:    Ovolo Hotel Southside, Wong Chuk Hang
Tickets:  $200 Ticketflap

 

2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

UCI Track Cycling World Championships

2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships presented by Tissot are a set of world championship events for the various disciplines and distances in track cycling.This will be the second time in track cycling’s history that the event has been hosted in Asia.

When:     12-16 April, 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Velodrome, Tseung Kwan O
Tickets:  From $120 Ticketflap

 

2017 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

F1 Racing Singapore

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

When:     15-17 September 2017
Where:     Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
Tickets:  From $248 Ticketflap


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