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What’s On This Weekend 19-21 April 2019

Kraftwerk @ KITEC
Dean Fujioka @ KITEC
Sunday Afternoon Music Shows @ Cordis Hong Kong
Fairtaste: Cafair @ PMQ Taste Kitchen
Trolleys Central @ Tai Kwun
Dutch Days in Hong Kong
2019 Bun Carnival @ Pak Tai Temple Playground


Ed Sheeran Live in Hong Kong

Ed Sheeran

Superstar Ed Sheeran truly needs no introduction. He will be stopping in Hong Kong on his tour this spring.

When:     18 April 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Fantasy Road Outdoor Venue
Tickets:  On Sale from Thursday January 17, Website




Electro-pop pioneers Kraftwerk are returning to Hong Kong for their 3D show. Kraftwerk’s compositions use innovative techniques, synthetic voices and computerised rhythms and have had a major international influence across an entire range of music genres.

When:     19 April 2019
Where:    Star Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  From $680, Live Nation


Dean Fujioka

Dean Fujioka

Renowned Japanese actor and singer Dean Fujioka is set to perform in Hong Kong for the first time ever as a part of his “Born to Make History tour.

When:     20 April 2019
Where:    Music Zone @ E-Max, KITEC
Tickets:  From $688, City Line


Sunday Afternoon Music Shows

Hong Kong’s outdoor food truck destination, The Garage Bar, is collaborating with The Other Busker, a local busking union in Hong Kong to present Sunday Afternoon Music Shows. Various independent busking teams will perform in rotation to enrich the vibrancy of the outdoor bar with food truck favourites and a selection of over 40 craft beers.

When:     21 April, 5, 19 May 2019
Where:    Garage Bar, Cordis Hong Kong
For more information:  Hotel Website


Friday Sessions with Franck Roger

Parisian Franck Roger is a prominent figure in the global house music scene. For his forthcoming set at the Music Room, Franck promised to play a specially selected and personal set, with priceless gems found on the shelves of his favourite record shops over the years.

When:     26 April 2019
Where:    The Music Room at Potato Head Hong Kong
For more information:  Facebook


Jazz Marathon for the International Jazz Day 2019

The greatest jazz party of the year, with 60 jazz stars storming the stage! The line-up includes local star Patrick Lui, special guest RubberBand and the phenomenal Scandinavian jazz guitarist Ulf Wakenius and others.

When:     27-28 April 2019
Where:    Queen Elizabeth Stadium Arena
Tickets:  From $180, Urbtix




Australia’s newest rising popstar, Mallrat will be performing for the first time in Hong Kong. Fans can look forward to chill vibes filled with swirling electronic beats and fresh lyrics – a dreamy pop evening with Mallrat.

When:     28 May 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $450, HK Ticketing (on sale from 12 April)


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


Troye Sivan: The Bloom Tour


Pop Prince Troye Sivan has announced his 7-city “The Bloom Tour” in Asia and is set to perform in Hong Kong for the first time.

When:     6 May 2019
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau
Tickets:  From $588, HK Ticketing


Le French May: Invitation to the Voyage

This production by Paris Mozart Orchestra will take you on a journey through music, poetry and painting.

When:     8 May 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $120, Urbtix


Kyle D. & Michael S.: Perform the Music of Stranger Things

Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, half of the Austin band S U R V I V E, will perform the music of Stranger Things live in Hong Kong.

When:     8 May 2019
Where:    MacPherson Stadium, Mong Kok
Tickets:  $550 at the door, $495 in advance, Facebook Event


Gluestick Fest

Phum Viphurit

For the inaugural one-day Gluestick Fest, Gluestick will bring back Thailand’s resident ‘lover boy’ Phum Viphurit for his second-ever performance in Hong Kong. In addition to Phum, the lineup will include Taiwanese indie soul sensation Sunset Rollercoaster and budding rap/R&B-stars OZI and more to be announced soon.

When:     12 May 2019
Where:    Rotunda 3, KITEC, Kowloon Bay
Tickets:  From $480, Ticketflap


Jacob Ogawa

Jacob Ogawa

Jacob Ogawa and his band will bring his unique lo-fi bedroom pop to Hong Kong. His music, which straddles the line between ebulliently warm and achingly heartbreaking, will appeal to fans of Boy Pablo, Clairo, Sunset Rollercoaster and Yellow Days.

When:     16 May 2019
Where:    Terrible Baby, Eaton HK
Tickets:  $280, Ticketflap


Last Dinosaurs Live in Hong Kong

Last Dinosaurs

Last Dinosaurs is a Brisbane-based indie rock band that garnered praise for its music full of velcro hooks and circular choruses. The trio deliver lush, eclectic garage rock sound in homage of chart-topping bands such as The Strokes, The Kooks and Dance Punk populizer Two Door Cinema Club.

When:     17 May 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $350, Ticketflap


Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz

American singer-songwriter Jason Mraz needs no introduction. The multiple Grammy-award-winning superstar will return to Hong Kong for the first time since 2015 as a part of his Good Vibes tour.

When:     17-18 May 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 5BC
Tickets:  From $588, Tickets on sale from 6 November on HK Ticketing


Lauv, Live in Hong Kong


Independent singer, songwriter, producer and pop visionary Lauv has announced today he will play his debut headline show in Hong Kong. Handpicked to support Ed Sheeran, Lauv is one of the most current, in demand, buzz acts of the moment.

When:     23 May 2019
Where:    The Vine Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $450, Ticketflap


Clockenflap Presents: The Jesus and Mary Chain

The Jesus and Mary Chain

The Clockenflap Presents series will welcome The Jesus and Mary Chain back to Hong Kong for an intimate show. Fans of Velvet Underground, My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth and Primal Scream are sure to enjoy this show.

When:     28 May 2019
Where:    KITEC Music Zone, Kowloon Bay
Tickets:  $540, Ticketflap


Hong Kong Voices – Bach Motets & Britten “St. Nicolas”

Much acclaimed artistic director Ken Lam is returning to Hong Kong for a concert with the Hong Kong Voices. Together with Principal Conductor Grace Chiang, they will present works by Bach and Britten recounting tales of unwavering faith.

When:     8 June 2019
Where:    Sanctuary, Methodist International Church
Tickets:  From $212, Ticketflap


Fujiya & Miyagi Live in Hong Kong

Fujiya and Miyagi

Fujiya & Miyagi are a British Indietronica group formed in Brighton, East Sussex in 2000. Since they have released seven studio albums and have been featured in Breaking Bad, Skins and How to Get Away With Murder.

When:     9 June 2019
Where:    MOM Livehouse, North Point
Tickets:  From $300, Ticketflap


Justin My Beautiful Curse Live 2019

Justin Lo

Justin Lo, Hong Kong American singer-songwriter, actor and record producer will perform in Hong Kong for two nights as a part of his Beautiful Curse tour.

When:     14-15 June 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Coliseum
Tickets:  From $280, Urbtix


Jochen Rueckert Quartet

Jochen Rueckert Quartet

As a part of the Jazz World Live Series, the Jochen Rueckert Quartet with Jochen Rueckert, Mark Turner, Lage Lund and Matt Penman will perform live.

When:     17 June 2019
Where:    Shouson Theatre, Wan Chai
For more information:  Facebook Event


Nothing But Thieves Live in Hong Kong

Nothing but Thieves

Formed in 2012 in Southend-on-Essex, Nothing But Thieves has sold more than 150 thousands albums to date. They’ll be visiting Hong Kong as part of their next tour.

When:     19 June 2019
Where:    Star Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  From $488, HK Ticketing


Cellomania: Pablo Ferrandez Plays Dvorak

Pablo Ferrandez

In his debut with Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Pablo Ferrandez will grace the audience with one of the most brilliant and well-known works in the cello repertoire, the Dvorak Cello Concerto. The orchestra will also give the Hong Kong Premiere of Toru Takemitsu’s ‘Rain Coming’ and perform Mozart’s Symphony No. 39.

When:     22 June 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $150, Urbtix


Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo

With a repertoire that spans art-rock screamers, expansive electronic vistas and solemn ballads, these indie legends are as popular with the critics as they are with their legions of loyal fans around the world. Catch these acclaimed indie heroes in a live club environment that best suits their sound.

When:     10 July 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $490, Ticketflap


Jony J World Tour

Jony J

One of the top-notch Chinese rappers, Jony J, is bringing his World Tour to Hong Kong to showcase his astonishing hip-hop talent.

When:     20 July 2019
Where:    Music Zone @ E-Max, KITEC
Tickets:  On sale from 14 April, Live Nation


Yaeji: Live in Hong Kong


Rising electronic avant-pop singer/producer and DJ – Yaeji- will make her Hong Kong debut. Her music is an invitation into an intimate, healing world exploring cultural identity and self-reflection through dreamlike house productions to make for a party like no other.

When:     23 July 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  From $420, Ticketflap


Clockenflap Presents: Alvvays


To kick off a new, regular series of live shows delivered under the banner of ‘Clockenflap presents’, Canadian indie champs and Clockenflap 2018 alumni Alvvays are returning to Hong Kong to play a headline show.

When:     24 July 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $470, Ticketflap


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


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


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


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

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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

Sustainability Matters

This evening will focus on sustainability matters in our society. Head along to have fun in their marketplaces, watch interesting documentary screenings and learn more about sustainability at their workshops.

When:     25 April 2019
Where:    The Hive, Kennedy Town
Tickets:  Free, Facebook


Urban Farm & Feast Market 2019

This event is a local farmer’s market for a day of fresh & local produce, urban farming workshops & talks and a day of culinary delight, bringing the community together with fresh homegrown organic produce, education, and workshops.

When:     4 May 2019
Where:    The Hive Sheung Wan
Tickets:  Free, Facebook Event


Le French May Paws & Friends Weekend Bazaar

Bring your friends, your family and your beloved pets to experience a weekend filled with the ambiance of the French lifestyle and culture and plenty of shopping opportunities featuring various products from France.

When:     4-5 May 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  Free Entry, Event Website


Mother’s Day Gift Fair

Shopping Hong Kong Mother's Day Event

Forget about browsing dozens of shops without any idea what to buy for your mother, the mother of your children, or yourself. At this special Mother’s Day shopping event, you’ll find inspiration and just the right gift amongst the hundreds of artisanal products on display.

When:     11 May 2019
Where:    Lockhart Room, Hong Kong Football Club
For more information:  Facebook Event


Affordable Art Fair

Affordable Art Fair

Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2019 will exhibit over 115 galleries, showcasing a diverse range of art priced between $1,000 and $100,000. Highlights include the cutting edge Young Talent Hong Kong exhibition, the large-scale installations and the Creative Hub with a number of creative activities.

When:     16-19 May 2019
Where:    Hall 3DE, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $165, HK Ticketing

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Theatre & Dance

Dr. Faustus

This retelling of Faustus by Christopher Marlowe has been reworked for a contemporary audience with a distinctive aesthetic flair incorporating puppetry, dance, live music, physical theatre and mask.

When:     27-28 April 2019
Where:    McAulay Studio, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $320, Ticketflap


The Elements – Flamenco


Esencia Flamenca Limited was formed in 2015 in Hong Kong to share their passion for flamenco and to help foster a vibrant community of flamenco aficionados, artists and audiences across Asia. Escencia Flamenca is set to bring their performance, The Elements to Hong Kong, which will feature a talented company of dancers, singers and guitarist visiting from Spain.

When:     28 April 2019
Where:    Y-Theatre, Youth Square, Chai Wan
Tickets:  From $180, Urbtix


War Horse

War Horse

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the National Theatre of Great Britain’s Tony Award-winning production of War Horse is coming to Hong Kong.

When:     10 May – 2 June 2019
Where:    Lyric Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $330, HK Ticketing


Mozart’s Don Giovanni

A live opera in two acts with music composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Motzart, Don Giovanni is based on the legends of Don Juan, the infamous Spanish womanizer.

When:     17-19 May 2019
Where:    Grand Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $150, Event Website


Näss (People) by Massala Dance Company

As a part of Le French May, this original ensemble piece will explore the cross-cultural influences of North African dance and contemporary hip hop.

When:     18 May 2019
Where:    Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre
Tickets:  From $180, Le French May


Christmas at the Royal Hotel Film Screening

Christmas at the Royal Hotel

This locally produced World War II movie will bring to life a moving story.  In a city full of war refugees, profiteers and spies, a soldier’s Christmas promise is broken during the sudden Japanese attack on the British colony.

When:     22 May, 12 June 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Film Archive Cinema, Sai Wan Ho
Tickets:  On sale from 15 March on Urbtix


HK Ballet x HK Phil: The Rite of Spring

Rite of Spring

In a historic, triple-bill programme, Hong Kong Ballet will team up with the Hong Kong Philharmonic for an exhilarating evening celebrating 21st century drive and innovation and bringing together a unique cadre of international talent.

When:     31 May – 1 June 2019
Where:    Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $140, available from 29 March 2019, HK Ballet


The Great Tamer by Dimitris Papaionnou

The Great Tamer

Renowned Greek dance director Dimitris Papaioanou will bring The Great Tamer to debut in Hong Kong. The work presents the relationship between life and our demise.

When:     14-15 June 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Tickets:  From $200, Urbtix


From a True Story – Christian Rizzo

From a True Story by Christian Rizzo

Created in 2013, and inspired by the emotions stirred by a short all-male folk dance he experienced in Istanbul, From a True Story is Rizzo’s most well-known and widely toured work. This performance will mark the debut of the performance in Hong Kong.

When:     14-15 June 2019
Where:    The Box, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:  From $300, Event Website


Titanic: The Musical

Multiple Tony-award winning musical based on the famous sailing and sinking of ‘The Ship of Dreams’. The show encompasses a large cast to tell the tale and portray the interlacing stories of many of the ill-fated passengers.

When:     14-16 June 2019
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $385, HK Ticketing


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Lion Witch and the Wardrobe

Based on the famous works of C.S. Lewis, join in on this performance and walk through the wardrobe into a whole new world, in which the utilitarian regime of an icy Queen of Narnia threatens to maintain a perpetual winter. Join Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy on their epic quest to overthrow the pretender queen and waken the enlivening spring.

When:     28-29 June 2019
Where:    McAulay Studio, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $200, Ticketflap


Matilda: The Music

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


Maybe Tomorrow

Chloe Wong

Maybe Tomorrow, the latest creation of local choreographer Chloe Wong, takes its inspiration from the myth of Sisyphus. Chloe along with six devising dancers of different backgrounds are going to bring along the six “silver rocks” around Hong Kong and different institutions simulating Sisyphus’ punishment of pushing the rock tirelessly til eternity.

When:     21 November – 1 June (various session dates)
Where:    Various locations
For more information:  Facebook Page


The Met Live in HD 2019

Bizet's Carmen

The 2019 Season of The Metropolitan opera will be live-streamed at the Bethanie Theattre. 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

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Laughter Laughs 2

Cassi Thomas

Some of the best and brightest stand-up comedians in Hong Kong will perform all in one show, headlined by Cassi Thomas.

When:     18 April 2019
Where:    The Aftermath, Central
Tickets:  $200, Ticketflap


Michael Mittermeier’s Stand-up Comedy Show

Michael Mittermeier

Following numerous acclaimed invasions in America, UK and other stops around the world, Germany’s most famous standup comedian, Michael Mittermeier is coming to Hong Kong for the first time with his show Lucky Punch.

When:     24 April 2019
Where:    InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong
Tickets:  $388, Ticketflap


Tom Green Live in Hong Kong

Tom Green

Acclaimed Canadian comedian Tom Green is coming to Hong Kong with his debut Asia tour where he’ll be dishing out his incomparable brand of original comedy.

When:     24 April 2019
Where:    Grappa’s Cellar, Central
Tickets:  From $488, Ticketflap


Laugh Out Loud at Mudita 2.0

Laugh out Loud Comedy

Get ready to laugh out loud as some of the best of the best comedians in Hong Kong will all perform in one fun-filled night. The show will include Ben Quinlan, Mohammed Magdi, Jason Strickland and Mahesh Mansigani.

When:     30 April 2019
Where:    Mudita, Central
Tickets:  From $200, Ticketflap


Laugh Kwai Fong 3

The best and brightest stand-up comedians in Hong Kong will perform in one show that will be headlined by Hong Kong-based comedian and improvisor Pete Grella.

When:     4 May 2019
Where:    The Nest, Lan Kwai Fong
Tickets:  From $200, Ticketflap


Katya: Help Me I’m Dying

Katya from Rupaul's Drag Race

RuPaul’s Drag Race Miss Congeniality and All Stars Season 2 Finalist, Katya Zamolodchikova is making her debut in Hong Kong with her brand new show, “Help Me I’m Dying.”

When:     10 May 2019
Where:    The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  $588, HK Ticketing


Phil Jupitus in Hong Kong

Don’t miss your chance to watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funnyman drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life. Join in on over an hour of tales, laughs, and diversions.

When:     11 May 2019
Where:    Grappa’s Cellar, Central
Tickets:  From $300, Ticketflap


Andy Parsons

andy parsons

The Punchline Comedy Club is bringing Andy Parsons, one of the UK’s funniest comedians to Hong Kong.

When:     16-18 May 2019
Where:    Grappa’s Cellar (16th) and Eaton Club (17-18)
Tickets:  $488, Ticketflap


Hong Kong Improv: Improv at the Fringe

Come join HK Improv for a special show at the Fringe Club! At their improv shows, you’ll see live theatre performed without a script. Every show is unique because the story develops on stage and is inspired by suggestions from the audience.

When:     25 May 2019
Where:    HK Fringe Club, Central
Tickets:  $180, Fringe Members $120, Facebook Event


Iliza Shlesinger Live

Iliza Schlesinger

Iliza Shlesinger, one of America’s hottest comedians will be performing live in Hong Kong. Iliza has taken the comedy world by storm with 4 Netflix specials and numerous television and film appearances. Her comedy which highlights social issues with a comical twist is sure to charm Hong Kong audiences as it already has audiences across the globe.

When:     13 June 2019
Where:    Music Zone @ E-max
Tickets:  From $488, Live Nation

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Health & Wellness

Wednesday Night Lights – Barre & Bubbles

Barre and Bubbles

Enjoy an Xtend Barre class followed by drinks and nibbles on a beautiful Central balcony.

When:     24 April 2019
Where:    Flex Studio HK, Central
Tickets:  $360 (bring a friend for $300), Facebook Event


Mindfulness Workshop to Master Stress for Better Sleep

Enjoy a well-earned moment to rebalance body & mind. Wellbeing experts from Aromatherapy Associates will discuss how to improve your sleep quality, manage stress and enhance your overall well-being. The discussion will be followed by a yoga session and raw food tasting.

When:     26 April 2019
Where:    Flex Studio HK, Central
Tickets:  $480, Facebook


Refuge of the Heart: An Encounter with Singing Bowls x Aroma

Tibetan Singing Bowls

This month’s theme is to nourish your Sacral Chakra and Heart Chakra. Celia will make an aromatic blend ‘Refuge of the Heart’ and June and Katrina will use the vibration of singing bowls and tuning forks to help participants relax and balance their chakras.

When:     27 April 2019
Where:    LIVO, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $520, Facebook


IRIS: Your Escape 2019 – Hong Kong Fitness & Wellness Festival

IRIS yoga

IRIS: Your Escape is back again for its eighth installment. The 2-day festival will feature a Yoga Stage, Meditation at the Zen Garden, various fitness activities, The Playground for families and kids, silent disco, shopping, eating and various other events.

When:     27-28 April 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  From $180 for a one-day pass, Facebook


Wim Hof Method Hong Kong

Brian Wai Wim Hof

The 3rd Wim Hof Method x Primal Breathwork workshop will be lead by the city’s first and only certified instructor, Brian Lai. The class will combine the power of breathing, mindfulness and a guided ice bath experience with over 600 lbs. of ice.

When:     28 April 2019
Where:    KLN BJJ, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  $625, Eventbrite


Mud Race 2019

This inaugural Mud Race will be muddy and lots of fun! There will be 7 obstacles to tackle over a 3.5K or 6K course. Join as an individual, or register as a team. For ages 12 and up.

When:     28 April 2019
Where:    Tai Tong Ecopark
For more information:  Facebook


District Race Hong Kong

District Race Hong Kong

With the District app in your hand, cities come to life as an urban exploration game that you can play anytime anywhere. Use the app to navigate the city, complete the challenges and collect the points. Track your progress on live leaderboards, be rewarded and level up your fitness.

When:     19 May 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  From $250, Event Website


12th Annual Evolution Asia Yoga Conference

Asia’s leading yoga and wellness conference of its kind, bringing together renowned presenters from across the world.

When:     13-16 June 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
For more information:  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

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Food & Drink

Fairtaste: Cafair

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the local social enterprise – Fair Taste, and to further promote the concept as well as the product of fair trade, the pop-up cafe ‘Cafair: Taste’ will be open, serving locally roasted organic fair trade coffee. There will also be a series of workshops and sharings over the 4 weekends.

When:     13 April – 12 May 2019
Where:    PMQ Taste Kitchen
For more information:  Event Website


Malbec World Day Wine Tasting: “The Faces of Malbec”


At this Malbec World Day 2019 Wine Tasting, you will taste 80+ styles of Malbec in one spot! Supported by 17 wine importers in town, you will learn more about the new generation of Argentine Malbec from them too!

When:     24 April 2019
Where:    The Mira Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  $185.10, Eventbrite


Harvest Feast 2019

Harvest Feast

Join the Red Sauce family for an epic day of food, drinks and entertainment down on the farm in the New Territories to celebrate the Spring Harvest.

When:     27 April 2019
Where:    Zen Organic Farm, New Territories
Tickets:  Ages 13 and up, $1280, 12 and under free, Ticketflap


RUM LOVE Reggae Tuesdays

In the lead up to the warmer months, get in that summer spirit at Honi Honi’s RUM LOVE Reggae Tuesdays! Listen to the music of the Caribbean with Reggae Three as they play a mixture of Jamaican, folk, ska, Afro beats and of course Reggae.

When:     14 May, 11 June 2019
Where:    Honi Honi Tiki Lounge, Central
For more information:  Facebook


Whisky on Pennington

Whisky on Pennington

A special guest whisky enthusiast will be on hand to provide guidance and tasting notes at this intimate evening of refined whisky tasting for charity. Tickets include 5 whisky samples and nibbles and proceeds and funds raised will go to support projects at Bali Kids.

When:     15 May 2019
Where:    Pennington Street, Causeway Bay
Tickets:  $1000, Event Website

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Phuket Sounds with Nicola Vega & Sam Sparacio

For one night only, experience a taste of Cafe Del Mar music with their official saxophonist, along with their resident Djs from Phuket.

When:     27 April 2019
Where:    Ophelia, Lee Tung Street
Tickets:  Free entry, Register on Eventbrite


Jazz Age II Party: This Side of Paradise

To celebrate the end of their year-long project “Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe”, this party will feature seven renowned local jazz bands showcasing irresistibly danceable tunes.

When:     30 April 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Fringe Club, Central
Tickets:  $220, Ticketflap


Ophelia’s 3rd Anniversary

Ophelia  will be returning for another immersive celebration for their 3rd anniversary; bringing a fashionable ode to everything weird and wacky. Expect a special guest DJ and appearances from international performers; quirky cabaret, outrageous costumes and some classic performance art.

When:     2 May 2019
Where:    Ophelia, Wan Chai
Tickets:  Free admission, RSVP on Eventbrite

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The 7th Hong Kong Games

Hong Kong Games

The Hong Kong Games is a territory-wide major multi-sport event with the 18 District Councils as participating units. The competitions will cover eight sports, namely athletics, badminton, basketball, futsal, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball.

When:     28 April – 2 June 2019
Where:    Various locations
For more information:  Event Website


South China Tigers Asia Showcase

South Asia Tigers

FWD South China Tigers, the Greater Bay Area’s first professional rugby club will contest the Asia Showcase with the Force and Asia Pacific Dragons based in Singapore.

When:     12 May 2019
Where:    Aberdeen Sports Ground
For more information: From $200, Zoonga.com


Asian Professional Boxing Championship

Asia Professional Boxing

Asian Professional Boxing Championship aims to bring Asian elite boxers and top-leveled boxing to Hong Kong. This time they have gathered boxers from cross-strait four regions, Japan and the Philippines, headlining Raymond Poon to fight for Hong Kong’s first World Boxing Organization Youth World Title.

When:     12 May 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $380, Ticketflap


HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens

HKFC Citi Soccer 7s

The HKFC Soccer Sevens is an annual invitational seven-a-side football tournament organised and hosted by Hong Kong Football Club. This year’s tournament will feature the debut of the English duo Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham as the tournament celebrates its 20th anniversary.

When:     17-19 May 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Football Club
For more information:  Event Website

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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.

The Curse of La Llorona 
Hotel Mumbai
Cold War
Wonder Park
Avengers: Endgame

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Other Events

Trolleys Central

Trolleys Central

This exhibition starts with an exploration of urban planning and road development in Central including factors that led workers to use trolleys instead of trucks to deliver goods, for easy parking and loading. A variety of trolley designs will be shown in the exhibition, some of which are more than 30 years old.

When:     30 March – 28 April 2019
Where:    Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts
Tickets:  Book free Tai Kwun Pass online to guarantee admission, walk-ins subject to capacity limits.


Dutch Days in Hong Kong

Dutch Days in Hong Kong

Dutch Days Hong Kong is back for its 5th anniversary with the theme “Rembrandt as Innovator” to commemorate the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt van Rijn’s death and pay tribute to this legendary master of the Dutch Golden Age by lining up a wide variety of activities including seminars, family days, exhibitions, music and movies.

When:     31 March – 30 April 2019
Where:    Various locations in Hong Kong
For more information:  Event Website


2019 Bun Carnival

Bun festival mountains

The 2019 Bun Carnival is packed with a variety of interesting activities such as the Bun Scrambling Competition and the Climbing Carnival where the public can enjoy the fun of bun tower climbing. Activities will include stall games, handicrafts, variety shows, climbing demonstration and a number of other events.

When:     14 April – 13 May 2019
Where:    Soccer Pitch, Pak Tai Temple Playground, Cheung Chau
For more information:  Event Website


Hebe Haven Yacht Club Sailing Centre Open Day 2019

Hebe haven Open day

Experience everything that HHYC has to offer with free sailing, kayaking, boat trips, stand-up paddle boarding, games, a car boot sale and more.

When:     4 May 2019
Where:    Hebe Haven Yacht Club, Sai Kung
For more information:  Event Website


Shi Fu Miz Festival

Shi Fu Mis

The music and art project created by the HK based creative agency, FuFu and the parisian collective La Mamie’s is back on the beautiful Cheung Chau Island.

When:     4-5 May 2019
Where:    Sai Yuen, Cheung Chau Island
Tickets:  From $480, Eventbrite


Jewellers in Action

jewelers in action event

At this Jewellers in Action Experience Day, you’ll have an intimate viewing of Hatton designers performing live silversmithing demonstrations. You’ll get to experience craftsmanship in a dynamic and creative atmosphere and have the opportunity to buy special unique pieces at the studio.

When:     8 May 2019
Where:    Hatton Jewellery Institute, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  Free, Facebook Event


BLUE CRUSH: A Sustainable Beach Party

This sustainable beach party promotes a plastic-free Hong Kong with some of the city’s eco-conscious brands and sounds provided by a range of great DJs. The event will be raising awareness about the campaign against single-use plastics during a day and night of fashion and art.

When:     18 May 2019
Where:    Shek O Beach
Tickets:  Free, donations to Ocean Recovery Alliance appreciated, Facebook



This year’s TEDxHSUHK strives to bring together people whose are ideas are for a green and integrated society. Join in to hear from bright people with positive ideas for a brighter and more positive future.

When:    18 May 2019
Where:    The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin
Tickets:  From $70, Eventbrite


Cityscape in Sight and Sound Exhibition

This exhibition showcases several hundred scenes, spanning from late 19th century to the 1960s, chosen from the films in our collection. The exhibition presents views that had faded or even vanished, in black-and-white or in colour, merging into a collage that serves as a “disappeared map” of Hong Kong, guiding the audience through a time tunnel of image and sound.

When:     1 February – 5 May 2019
Where:    Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Film Archive
For more information:  Event Website


Anessa Sun City Fest

sun city fest

Anessa Sun City Fest, hosted by ANESSA – Japan’s famous sunscreen brand – will feature an artificial beach and a range of thrilling sports activities and music.

When:     1-2 June 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information:  Event Website


Lumiere: International Fashion Event

In the first Lumiere in Hong Kong, will feature a runway show where they introduce a modern twist to Fashion Runways by introducing different designers from Japan, Hong Kong, USA, France, South Africa and more. After the runway show, top EDM DJ z4nder from LA will be spinning at the After Party.

When:     6 July 2019
Where:    The Annex, Central
Tickets:  $350, Ticketflap

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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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