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What’s On in Hong Kong

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


Rossini’s The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville, Hong Kong

The Barber of Seville is an opera in two acts based on the French Comedy Le Barbier de Seville. The performance will be in Italian with Chinese and English subtitles.

When:     5-7 May 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  From $150, Urbtix


YourMum Presents: Priscilla Ahn

Priscilla Ahn

Multi-talented singer songwriter Priscilla Ahn will play her very first headline show in Hong Kong this May. The charming folksinger, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is known for the intimate and whimsical nature of her songs. She released her debut LP “A Good Day” in 2008 including the stand-out single “Dream.” Since then she has released several further albums and provided the voice to the music on 2017’s multiple Oscar winning film “La La Land.”

When:     11 May 2017
Where:    KITEC Music Zone, Kowloon Bay
Tickets:  $420, Ticketflap


Outlook Festival Hong Kong Launch Party

Hong Kong’s only underground bass music festival will showcase a variety of underground dancefloor music from genres such as house, techno, dubstep, reggae, dub, hip hop, garage, grime and electronica.

When:     13 May 2017
Where:    Whitehead BBQ, Ma On Shan, New Territories
Tickets:  From $180, Ticketflap


Shi Fu Miz

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


Kingdom Hearts Orchestra

Kingdom Hearts Orchestra

The first official symphonic concert of Kingdom Hearts is set to enchant the world and will be making a stop in Hong Kong on its international tour. The performance unites the worlds and characters of Final Fantasy and Disney to create a brand new, thrilling mythology. With two major games and many spin-offs, the saga has millions of fans around the world.

When:     21 May 2017
Where:    AsiaWorld Expo, Runway 11
Tickets:  From $480, HK Ticketing


Let Them Eat Cake!

Let Them Eat Cake! is a semi-staged concert themed around the life of Queen Marie-Antionette. The concert will include a selection of 18th-century songs including two which were composed by the queen herself. Cake will also be served.

When:     21 May 2017
Where:    Comix Homebase, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $100, Ticketflap


Pitbull – Climate Change Tour Live in Hong Kong 2017


Armando Christian Perez, better known as Pitbull is a globally recognized musician, performer, businessman, fashion icon and actor. His newest album, Global Warming: Meltdown  features massive hits such as “Feel This Moment” with Christina Aguilera, “Don’t Stop The Party”, Back In Time” and Billboard #1 hit “Timber” featuring Ke$ha.

When:     29 May 2017
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo
Tickets:  From $688, HKTicketing


Sting – 57th & 9th Tour


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


Britney Spears Live in Hong Kong

Britney Spears

Britney Spears will perform in Hong Kong for one night only this June. Spears is one of the most celebrated entertainers in pop music history and has won countless awards and accolades. The show promises to be one of the hottest of the year.

When:     27 June 2017
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo
Tickets:  From $588, Available on April 24 via HK Ticketing


Fuji Rock Festival ‘17

This year the renowned Fuji rock festival will feature British favorite Rag ‘n Bone Man, The Amazons, Jamaican artist Chronixx, Train, Nina Kraviz, Bjork and many more artists.

When:     28-30 July 2017
Where:    Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Tickets:  From 39,000 JPY, Ticketflap

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Theatre & Dance

King Lear

Faust International Youth Theatre is presenting a fast-paced adaptation of the famous Shakespeare play. King Lear is a political and personal tragedy about the fallibility of our leaders and the importance of familial responsibility. The show is presented by an elite group of Faust’s older experienced members aged 15-18.

When:     21-22 April 2017
Where:    Y Studio, Youth Square, Chai Wan
Tickets:  From $180, Urbtix


Academy Festival 2017 Presents: School of Dance Spring Performances

As a part of its spring programme – and doubling up as the opening of the first Academy Festival – the School of Dance will be presenting four works, three of which are new creations developed with the students of the Contemporary, Ballet and Chinese Dance Departments. The fourth work is the much loved Faint Parallel Lines.

When:     28-29 April 2017
Where:    Lyric Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Tickets:  From $80, HKTicketing


The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

Academy Festival 2017 is presenting one of Chekhov’s great masterpieces. The 1895 play explores the tensions between mothers, sons, lovers, friends and servants. The parade of unrequited love takes place on an estate by a lake far from the city where young clash with old, artists with the professionals and the traditional is shocked by the new.

When:     1-6 May 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Studio Theatre
Tickets:  $95, HK Ticketing


“All in the Timing” by David Ives and “A Minor Case of Murder” by Paul Johnson

CSR Theatre Company is presenting this double bill of two comedic pieces that explore timing, love, existentialism and wordplay. David Ives’s “All in the Timing” is a show that includes six very different comedy shorts with underlying themes of timing and love. Paul Johnson’s “A Minor Case of Murder” is an original and hysterical piece that examines the question, “Does my story fit the evidence presented here?”

When:     17-20 May 2017
Where:    The Fringe Club, Central
Tickets:  $200; $160 for Fringe club members, Ticketflap


An Evening of One Act Plays

HK Players is presenting this double bill of hilarious one-act comedies. In The Virtuous Burglar by Dario Fo, a burglar is discovered when the owner of the flat returns unexpectedly with his mistress. The situation turns to farce when the owner’s wife arrives and the burglar is forced to pretend the mistress is his wife. In Alan Ayckbourn’s A Cut in the Rates, Miss Pickhart visits the illusionist Ratchet on official Town Hall business, and she discovers a sinister secret. It seems one of his magic tricks may have gone horribly wrong!

When:     17-20 May 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $270, Ticketflap


West Side Story

West Side Story Hong Kong

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


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Presented by Aurora Theatre, this fast-paced and hilarious tour of William Shakespeare’s works covers 37 of his plays in 97 minutes.

When:     24-27 May 2017
Where:    The Fringe Club, Central
Tickets:  From $215, Ticketflap


ArtisTree Opening Season

The new ArtisTree’s month-long opening season programme will feature four productions developed by homegrown and international artists, alongside workshops by professional artists.

When:     9, 17, 24 June 2017
Where:    ArtisTree, Quarry Bay
Tickets:  Free admission, pre-registration required Ticketflap


My Fair Lady

Face Productions is presenting the fun-filled classical musical, My Fair Lady. Join Eliza Doolittle on a journey of self-discovery as she practices her ‘p’s and q’s,’ guided by Professor Henry Higgins. With much-loved songs, dialogue and breathtaking costumes, My Fair Lady is a hugely entertaining show for the entire family.

When:     9-11 June 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Tickets:  From $250, HK Ticketing


The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play that Goes Wrong, Hong Kong

An award winning comedy depicting accident-prone thespians battling against all odds to reach  their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences. The play depicts the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to put on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does.

When:     19-24 September 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  HKTicketing


Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical

Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a feel good favourite from Broadway and the West End. The award winning show is based on the Oscar-winning hit movie and tells the story of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus named Priscilla, searching for love and friendship, with plenty of funky musical numbers along the way.
When:     29 September-15 October
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  From $330, HKTicketing

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Food & Drink

Blooming Afternoon Tea

Blooming Afternoon Tea

Bringing a breath of floral flair this spring, the Palm Court lobby lounge is offering a colourful textured experience with the Blooming Afternoon Tea. Executive Pastry Chef Matthieu Godard and his team have designed a selection of five exquisite pastries decorated as a bouquet of blossoms. The 25th and 26th of March will feature an additional treat as British illustrator Tanya Bennett will be designing guests’ portraits to take home.

When:     21 March – 31 May 2017
Where:    The Langham, Kowloon
Price:       From $348


Asian Wine Festival 2017

Taste award-winning wines from all over the region in one roof at this tasting event. The winemakers themselves will be there to guide you, whether at the festival tastings or the limited master classes held by renowned winemakers including Eddie McDougall. The event includes tapas that pair perfectly with the wines.

When:     19 April 2017
Where:    Hotel Icon, Tsim Sha Tsui East
Tickets:  From $204, Ticketflap


Sky High Brunch at CE LA VI

Skydeck at CE LA VI

Following the success of CE LA VI’s ever popular weekend brunch, the highly anticipated party brunch in the sky makes its entrance for the first time in Hong Kong. CE LA VI will be transforming two floors, including their 360 degree open-air Sky Deck, into a Hawaiian oasis for an afternoon of wild beats, libations and feasting. The brunch will feature free-flow bubbles and new cocktails and a selection of delicious, Hawaiian-themed food.

When:     23 April 2017
Where:    CE LA VI, Central
Tickets:  From $988, Ticketflap


Feast For Sunrise

This exclusive charity dinner consists of a veritable feast at Rhoda in the company of the indomitable Geraldine Cox of Sunrise Cambodia. The dinner will feature quality cocktails by The Pontiac, boutique wines by Bottle Shock and an exclusive feast by Cochin and Chef Nate Green. The event will also feature amazing auction items and experiences. Proceeds will support at-risk and underprivileged children across Cambodia.

When:     25 April 2017
Where:    Rhoda, Sai Ying Pun
Tickets:  $1,500, Ticketflap


La Paloma x Raul Acha

In a delightful combination of wine and food, La Paloma is presenting a tasting night with special guest Raul Acha. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Acha who is the winemaker of Matsu as well as sample several Matsu wines and indulge in a selection of tapas such as iberian ham pintxos, squid ink croquette and more.

When:     27 April 2017
Where:    La Paloma, Sai Ying Pun
Tickets:  $250, RSVP by Email or 2898 9323


Great Chefs of Hong Kong

Great Chefs of Hong Kong

This unique dining experience brings together top chefs from nearly 50 of Hong Kong’s favourite dining destinations including the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, JW Marriott Hong Kong, The Royal Garden Hotel, TOWN by Bryan Nagao and many more. Guests will savor some of the world’s best cuisines as well as have an opportunity to meet the chefs. There will also be exciting prizes given away throughout the night. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to Heep Hong Kong Society’s Parents Resource Centers which support special needs children, youth and their families

When:     27 April 2017
Where:    Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Wanchai
Tickets:  $880, Ticketflap


Rooftop Tapas Day

Don’t miss this chance to enjoy authentic all-you-can-eat Spanish tapas including Jamon, Manchego Cheese & Truffle Bikini Sandwich, Tuna Empanada, Galician Octopus with Gazpacho, Chorizo Stew with Potato & Egg, Churros and more. They will also offer Spanish Beer, Sangria, Rioja and other drinks to pair with the tapas. During the event, there will be live cooking of a giant Spanish Paella as well as Flamenco dancing and live DJ music.

When:     7 May 2017
Where:    Centre De Vin, Kwun Tong
Tickets:  From $144, Ticketflap


Uncorked Wednesday

Uncorked Wednesdays

Uncorked Wednesday is a mid-week wine class aimed at introducing France’s best kept wine secrets to Hong Kong. The upcoming class will highlight wines from the Rhone Valley. It is hosted by resident sommelier Guillaume Goutard. Guests will taste six different pours paired with six well thought out tapas to ensure maximum enjoyment with each taste. The classes are held in Comptoir’s secret wine cellar for groups of up to 12 people.

When:     10 May 2017
Where:    Comptoir, Kennedy Town
Tickets:  $458, 2453 9873 or Email


Quinary & World Class Present: The Residence

Quinary will be transformed into the ambassador’s private residence within the Embassy Hong Kong for this exclusive event for cocktail connoisseurs. The evening consists of a tutored cocktail degustation, witty banter and lessons on elegant and refined drinking practices. Guests will be treated to six luxurious drinks and will be surrounded by rare, first edition cocktail books, vintage shakers and ephemera. The 75 minute event can accommodate just eight guests at a time with only 4 sittings a night. Formal dress is required.

When:     14-17 May 2017
Where:    The Embassy Pop Up at Quinary, Hollywood Road, Central
Tickets:  $500, Ticketflap

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Izen Project. Orbital Aritual – An Omni-Disciplinary Artist Collective Project

Izen Project Hong Kong

This festival combining multi-media exhibition and performing arts is all about creating Neo-Rituals which could be ways or paths to approaching the truth of the world or connecting to our true self. The event will combine exhibition, dance and workshops. The exhibition is on from April 25-29 and has free admission. The event will culminate on April 29th with a full day event that will have healthy drinks, a small market and a tarot booth in addition to a full schedule of programming.
For More Information: Event Facebook Page

When:     25-29 April
Where:    Videotage, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon
Tickets:  $200, or by Email


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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April Improv Comedy at Orange Peel

This April, TBC Improv’s multimedia comedy show at Orange Peel is themed around travel and will showcase the sights, sounds and smells one may encounter while traveling. Games will incorporate holiday slide shows, foreign languages and the inevitable miming mishaps that are associated with travel.
For more information: http://tbcimprov.hk

When:     22 April 2017
Where:    Orange Peel, Central
Tickets:  $120, Eventbrite


Improv at The Hub

Hong Kong Improv is presenting another show in their series of improvised comedy acts. The event will be hosted at TheHub and will feature Hong Kong’s own People’s Liberation Improv and 852 Crew. Each show is unique and interactive as players act out scenes based on suggestions from the audience, similar to the popular TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway?”

When:     29 April 2017
Where:    The HUB – The Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $160, Ticketflap


Punchline Comedy Presents – Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Punchline Comedy Club

The Punchline Comedy Club’s hugely popular improvisational show is returning this May. Inspired by the TV series of the same name which has long been a big hit in the US and the UK. It will star five hit comedians who promise to deliver comedy gold.

When:     18 May 2017
Where:    Tamarind, 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

Princess Training Day by Baumhaus

Princess Training Day - Baumhaus

A special training event for the little ladies in your life to learn how to be royal princesses. They will be equipped with the proper teachers, stylists, artists and treats and will spend the day learning about bravery, confidence, compassion and what makes each one of them special. The event is designed for children ages 4-6 and includes sessions on how to dress, act, eat and shine like a princess. Princes are also welcome!

When:     23 April 2017
Where:    Baumhaus Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  $571.50, Eventbrite


Stamford American School Open House

This information session will provide guests with the opportunity to meet Mr. Malcom Kay, the school’s Superintendent, and discover how they realize their vision of leading individuals to achieve more than they can believe they can. Malcolm will discuss Stamford’s unique curriculum as well as individualized learning plans for students. There will be a Q&A session and a chance to meet the admissions team and find out more about the admissions process. The Open House will include refreshments and a light lunch or dinner. On the evening of April 26th there will be a special session for only those Grade 3 and above.

When:     19-26 April
Where:    Stamford American School Hong Kong Admissions Office, Exchange Square, Central
For More Information: Event Website


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 Sunday Markets Hong Kong

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:     7 May, 4 June, 2 July 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Academy, Sai Kung
For more information: Website


Shopping Hong Kong’s Summer Shopping

Shopping Hong Kong’s Summer Bazaar will feature up and coming designers selling everything from home accessories, women’s fashion, children’s fashions and accessories, ethnic and contemporary jewelry from all over the world, health and beauty products, gourmet foods and wine and more.

When:     10 May 2017
Where:    The American Club Tim Tam
For More Information:  Facebook Event, Email

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Health & Wellness

Zouk At Sea x Guava Pass

Zouk at Sea Hong Kong

All aboard for a unique wellness event at sea will include a fun-packed weekend full of socializing, group fitness classes and parties, aboard a luxury cruise ship. Classes will include a vinyasa flow class led by Rosemary Vandenbroucke, as well as acro yoga, spinning, dodgeball, boot-camp and gymnastics classes hosted by some of the best instructors in Hong Kong. There will be parties and DJs in the evening and you’ll be free to try the ship’s full-service spa, four waterslides, a thrilling rope course and rock-climbing and more.

When:     28-30 April 2017
Where:    Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
Tickets:  Use promo code ZOUKGUAVA at www.dreamcruiseline.com


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


A family friendly social event hosted by Hong Kong Highlanders. The event will highlight Scottish traditions and will include dinner, dancing, pipes and other performances.

When:     22 April 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Cricket Club, Hong Kong Island
TIckets:  From $315.25, Eventbrite


10×10 Hong Kong

10×10 is a unique charity event where three innovative grassroots Hong Kong charities will make a pitch to the audience and you decide where your money goes. The theme of the event is “Invisible Hong Kong” and the charities pitching on the night are Mission for Migrant Workers, Society for Community Organisation SOCO and Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong. Drinks and canapes will be served.

When:     27 April 2017
Where:    Metta, California Tower, Central
Tickets:  $1,000, Event Website


Le French May Arts Festival

Le French May Arts Festival is one of Asia’s largest cultural events. The festival has more than 150 programmes spread across two months. Programmes range from a variety of art forms and mediums including painting, dance, cinema, music and much much more.

For more information: Website

When:    May-June 2017
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
Tickets:  Prices vary by event, tickets available on Ticketflap


HK Soccer Sevens

HK Soccer 7s

HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens is a world-class, seven-a-side football tournament held over three days in May at the Football Club in Happy Valley.

Follow the Facebook Page to be the first to know when tickets go on sale

When:    26-28 May 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Football Club, Happy Valley
For more info:  Website



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


The Great Hong Kong Cleanup Day

The Great Hong Kong Cleanup is in it’s 17th year and is focused on the ambitious goal of cleaning up Hong Kong from waste in one massive effort. They intend to create the world’s largest environmental volunteer event of its kind. Individuals and teams can register for a cleanup site on the event website.

For More Information: Facebook Event

When:     23 September 2017
Where:    Various locations
Tickets:  From $150, Register Here

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