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What’s On This Weekend 21-23 June 2019

Suzanne Jen @ Peel Fresco
Make Music, Hong Kong @ Fringe Club
Cellomania @ Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Saturday Live @ D2Place @ The Garage
Sybil Thomas @ Peel Fresco
Airhead Records 7th Anniversary @ This Town Needs
J.S. Bach: St. Mark Passion @ Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
The Broadway Songbook @ Grappa’s Cellar
Runway Hong Kong SS19 @ The Hive Studios
If Not Me, Who? @ ArtisTree
Fuerza Bruta Wayra Macau @ MGM Cotai
Shout! The Mod Musical @ Hong Kong Arts Centre
Tobacco Road @ ArtisTree
No Kids @ ArtisTree
Vivek Mahbubani @ Terrible Baby
Comedy Without Borders @ Social Room
Hong Kong Improv June Show @ Steam Cafe and Studio
Soul Awakening Women’s Retreat @ Yoga Paramgati
Yogathon 2019 @ Community Hall
International Day of Yoga @ Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Electro Fridays @ Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge
Pizza Eating Contest @ Mother of Pizzas
Bar Crawl @ Bird Bridge
Brewery Tour @ Carbon Brews
The Coolest Bar: A Veuve Clicquot Rich Party @ Portico
DJ Ivy V @ Ophelia
No Shade: Summer of Pride Party @ Mudita
A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum @ Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Heritage Fiesta 2019
Tahitian Week @ PMQ

Music

Suzanne Jen

Suzanne Jen

Suzanne Jen will perform at Peel Fresco along with Victor Tsang on guitar, Bowen Li on keys, Wong Tak Chung on bass and Tzu Hu ‘Fish’ Huang on drums.

When:     21 June 2019
Where:    Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

Make Music, Hong Kong

In the second edition of Make Music, Hong Kong, 6 European bands and 28 local bands will perform in 4 performing areas over 3 days.

When:     21-23 June 2019
Where:    Fringe Club, Central
Tickets:  Free, Eventbrite

 

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

 

Saturday Live @ D2 Place

As the finale of Le French May, this series of French concerts on Saturdays in June will feature local and overseas bands including Opium, Electrogene Fanfare Club, Gypsy Swing Trio, Patrick Lui/Suzanne Jen/Scott Dodd Trio.

When:     22 June 2019
Where:    The Garage, Lai Chi Kok
For more information:  Eventbrite

 

Sybil Thomas & The Blues Boyzz

Sybil Thomas

Sybil Thomas was born to sing! Come see this brilliant and talented entertainer as she performs with her Blues Boyzz.

When:     22 June 2019
Where:    Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

Louder Than You Think – Airhead Records 7th Anniversary

Celebrate the 7th anniversary of Airhead Records. With the likes of the uncompromising indie-rock outfits such as Deca Joins and The Fur. from Taiwan and local acts Thud and Science Noodles, this show is guaranteed to be a night to dance your socks off.

When:     22 June 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $450 at the door, $350 in advance on Ticketflap

 

J.S. Bach: St. Mark Passion

Hong Kong Bach Choir

The Hong Kong Bach Choir brings J.S. Bach’s St. Mark Passion (reconstruction by Robert Koolstra) to the Hong Kong audience for the first time.

When:     23 June 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $160, Urbtix

 

The Broadway Songbook

The Broadway Songbook is a dinner show with live music featuring your favourite musical theatre songs from the old and the new!

When:     23 June 2019
Where:    Grappa’s Cellar, Central
Tickets:  $250, Eventbrite

 

Iron Fairies Jazz Night with The Jazz Propheteers

Iron Fairies

Every Monday night, The Jazz Propheteers will be playing Blue Note and Post Bop Jazz at Iron Fairies. Enjoy live tunes, sips, snacks and more at their magical wonderland.

When:     24 June 2019
Where:    The Iron Fairies, Central
For more information:  Facebook

 

Philippe Entremont + CCOHK

Phillipe Entremont

Philippe Entremont, the legendary French pianist and conductor, is returning to Hong Kong during the month of his 85th birthday to perform a special, all-Beethoven programme with City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong.

When:     26 June 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $250, Urbtix

 

Hong Kong Phil – Swire Maestro Series: Osmo Vanska

Osmo Vanska

On a summer evening, Finnish conductor Osmo Vanska will take the Hong Kong audience on a journey to relish the delights of music from his own country.

When:     28-29 June 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  From $380, 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

 

St. Paul’s Co-educational College: 2019 Summer Concert

Whatever your musical ‘cup of tea’ may be, there will be something from this two-part summer concert that stimulates your mind and rejuvenates your spirit. Part I ‘Coffee’ will take you through the different corners of the world where music is as much loved as coffee while ‘Tea’ will showcase works from Hong Kong.

When:     3 July 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $180, 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

 

IZ*ONE

IZONE Band

Coming out of the audition reality program Produce 48, IZ*ONE won a number of new artists last year. They will perform their first show in Hong Kong as a part of their first concert tour – Eyes On Me.

When:     13 July 2019
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau
Tickets:  $488, HK Ticketing

 

The 4th Altamira Hong Kong International Guitar Symposium and Competition

This annual event held over 5 days features renowned international musicians, composers and luthiers who will feature in an exciting series of concerts, masterclasses and workshops. The lunchtime and evening concert series will highlight the guitar in solo, ensemble and orchestral concerts.

When:     16-20 July 2019
Where:    Concert Hall and The Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $160, HK Ticketing

 

The 19th Century Salon Recital

Carlo Barone (Italy) and Adrian Walter (Hong Kong) will present a delightful and intimate concert of solo and duo music that would have been heard in the salons of the early 19th Century. The music will be performed on original instruments from that period and modern reproductions.

When:     19 July 2019
Where:    Concert Hall, HKAPA, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $160, HK Ticketing

 

Hong Kong Sinfonietta Cool Summer Festival: Movies, Musicals and More!

This summer, acclaimed West End singer John Langley and Hong Kong singers Anna Lo, Margaret Cheung, Jordan Cheng and Rick Lau will join Roderick Dunk and Hong Kong Sinfonietta in rediscovering old favourites and new hits of film and theatrical music.

When:     19-21 July 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $150, Urbtix

 

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

 

Beer We Go

Beer We Go is the first craft beer and indie music festival in Hong Kong. You can fully immerse yourself in the sounds of 10 independent music entities from across Asia while enjoying free flow beers from 12 amazing breweries.

When:     20-21 July 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  From $600 for one session, Ticketflap

 

Bazzi

Bazzi

Bazzi, the 21-year-old, singer-songwriter with multiple Billboard Hot 100 hits will make his debut in Hong Kong this summer.

When:     21 July 2019
Where:    Music Zone @ E-Max
Tickets:  $588, Live Nation

 

Yaeji: Live in Hong Kong

Yaeji

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

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

 

HK Ukulele Festival 2019

HK Ukulele Festival

Feel the passion of Hawaii! There’ll be a live stage show with performances by professional ukulele and guitar players. Plus, you can try your hand at playing the ukulele.

When:     27 July 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  Free, Event Website

 

Clockenflap Presents: American Football

American Football

Emo math rock wonders American Football will visit Hong Kong for their long awaited debut HK performance. What’s more, Chinese Football will be opening the evening. Perfect.

When:     1 August 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $390, Ticketflap

 

Break The Stage: HK Rock Music Show

Local Hong Kong artists Breaker and Drop’d are collaborating to bring you a whole new Hong Kong Rock Band Show featuring amazing rock band Andy is typing…

When:     10 August 2019
Where:    MOM Livehouse, North Point
Tickets:  From $160, Eventbrite

 

Great Good Fine Ok

Good Great Fine Ok

The synthpop duo from Brooklyn – Great Good Fine Ok will be playing in Hong Kong as a part of their #GGFOURTOUR.

When:     12 August 2019
Where:    MoM Livehouse, North Point
Tickets:  $317.97, Eventbrite

 

The Damned

The Damned

The Damned – the greatest surviving British punk band are back with their first new album in a decade. Catch them at one of the city’s most intimate venues TTN as part of the Spirit of ‘77 celebration of all things punk and pogo.

When:     15 August 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  From $490, Ticketflap

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Clockenflap

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

Runway Hong Kong SS19: Live Fashion Show & Marketplace

Runway Hong Kong

Runway is a bi-annual live fashion show and marketplace event, where the Hive brings together a posse of local creative fashion entrepreneurs to celebrate their incredible work.

When:     21 June 2019
Where:    The Hive Studios
Tickets:  From $75, Facebook Event

 

Bookazine Charity Book Sale

Bookazine is launching their first-ever charity book sale with proceeds going towards Room to Read, a leading global nonprofit which has transformed the lives of over 16.8 million children.

When:     1 July 2019 until stock runs out
Where:    Bookazines at One Exchange Square, Times Square and Festival Walk
For more information:  Bookazine Website

 

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


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Theatre & Dance

ArtisTree Selects: Theatre Bites

Artistree Theatre Bites

Theatre Bites, curated by HK Youth Arts Foundation’s founder Lindsey McAlister and Tony Award-winning producer Brian Zellinger will preset five thought-provoking, bite sized productions.

When:     13-23 June 2019
Where:    ArtistTree, Taikoo Place
For more information:  Event Website

 

If Not Me, Who?

If Not Me Who?

If Not Me, Who? is a piece of eco-theatre that looks at the effects of climate disruption and how we can be motivated to change our way of life. Audiences will be taken on an emotional roller coaster ride that explores veganism, fast fashion, first world problems and the catastrophic environmental changes we are already experiencing

When:     14-22 June 2019 (select dates)
Where:    ArtisTree, Quarry Bay
Tickets:  From $120, Ticketflap

 

Fuerza Bruta Wayra Macau

Fuerza Bruta Wayra Macau

Arguably one of the world’s craziest theatre shows, this immersive theatre experience, this an extraordinary, three-dimensional standing show pumping your adrenaline, stimulating your senses and electrifying your body every second.

When:     14 June – 4 August 2019
Where:    MGM Cotai, Macau
Tickets:  $415, Ticketflap

 

Shout! – The Mod Musical

With its irresistible blend of hip-swiveling hits, eye-popping fashions and outrageous dance moves, SHOUT! The Mod Musical takes audiences back to the music, style and freedom of the 1960s.

When:     19-22 June 2019
Where:    McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $240, Ticketflap

 

Tobacco Road

Tobacco Road

Tobacco Road is a heady mix of conflicts from the streets – from the trials of being a female gangster in a male-dominated world, to the inner moral struggles of crime and impossible standards of masculinity.

When:     19-22 June 2019
Where:    ArtisTree, Quarry Bay
Tickets:  $280, Ticketflap

 

No Kids

No Kids explores the challenges of parenthood from a different perspective. The journey of real-life same-sex couple George and Nir when they asked the question: as a gay couple, should we go out of our way to have children?

When:     20-22 June 2019
Where:    ArtisTree, Quarry Bay
Tickets:  $280, Ticketflap

 

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

 

The Other Mozart

The Other Mozart

This Off-Broadway solo play tells the true, forgotten story of another Mozart genius, Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus. The play is based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family’s humorous and heartbreaking letters.

When:     12-13 July 2019
Where:    Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $220, Event Website

 

Hong Kong International Egyptian Folklore and Oriental Dance Festival

To understand the origins of Egyptian belly dance and appreciate its rich layers of meaning rooted in thousands of years of history, head down to watch this show.

When:     19-20 August 2019
Where:    HKAPA, Drama Theatre
Tickets:  From $350, 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

 

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

 

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 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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Comedy

Vivek Mahbubani: Live at Eaton HK

Vivek Mahbubani

Vivek Mahbubani is a Hong Kong-bred, bilingual stand-up comedian performing both in Cantonese and English. He will headline this stand-up comedy showcases featuring the best and brightest comedians in Hong Kong.

When:     21 June 2019
Where:    Terrible Baby, Eaton HK
Tickets:  $200, Ticketflap

 

Comedy Without Borders

The event is curated with members of the refugee community who are bringing a truly unique and memorable event. Expect comedic turns with Afrobeats and hip-hop acts, wearable art and food prepared by Table of Two Cities chefs.

When:     22 June 2019
Where:    Social Room, Central
Tickets:  $200, Facebook Event

 

Hong Kong Improv June Show

People's Liberation Improv

This month’s show at Hong Kong Improv will feature People’s Liberation Improv and 852 Crew along with some special guests from TBC Improv HK. Each show is unique and interactive as players act out unscripted scenes based on audience suggestions.

When:     22 June 2019
Where:    Steam Cafe and Studio, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $130, Ticketflap

 

Laugh Kwai Fong 4

Some of the best and brightest stand-up comedians in Hong Kong will perform together in one show headlined by English comedian Jason Strickland.

When:     6 July 2019
Where:    Lan Kwai Fong
Tickets:  From $200, Ticketflap

 

Trevor Noah: Loud & Clear

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning program The Daily Show in the US, is coming to Hong Kong for the first time and bringing his new stand-up show Loud & Clear.

When:     21 August 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets:  From $588, Go on sale 24 May at HK Ticketing

 

An Evening with Alaska from RuPaul’s Drag Race

Alaska

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

 

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


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Health & Wellness

Soul Awakening Women’s Retreat

This half-day women’s only retreat of soulful empowerment and embodiment will be led by facilitators with more than 25 years of life coaching and embodiment mentoring experience.

When:     22 June 2019
Where:    Yoga Paramgati, Mui Wo
Tickets:  $847.92, Eventbrite

 

Yogathon 2019 – 108 Challenge

Yogathon is an initiative to promote the practice of yoga for healthier living. The event challenges participants to complete 108 sun salutations.

When:     22 June 2019
Where:    Community Hall, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  $200, Facebook Event

 

International Day of Yoga

International Day of Yoga

Enjoy a mindful day with all-day yoga classes in celebration of the occasion of the 5th International Day of Yoga.

When:     23 June 2019
Where:    Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Admiralty
Tickets:  $20 per session, Facebook

 

Wim Hof Method x Primal Breathwork

Brian Wai Wim Hof

In it’s 5th installment, Wim Hof Method x Primal Breathwork will be led by Hong Kong’s first and only Wim Hof Method instructor. You’ll experience the power of breathing, mindfulness and a guided ice bath experience.

When:     29 June 2019
Where:    Crossfit Asphodel, Kennedy Town
Tickets:  From $650, Eventbrite

 

ARCH Wellness Festival: Mindbreaker

Throughout this 3-day gathering, everybody is welcome to discover their spiritual essence and explore aspects of inner self through meditation, fitness activities, human connection, arts and workshops.

When:     19-21 July 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  Free, Eventbrite

 

Pure Playground @ Summerfest

Pure Playground at Summerfest

More than a thousand health conscious people will join this spectacular outdoor yoga activity in the heart of Central.

When:     18 August 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  Free, Event Website

 

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

A “Little Kong” Collaboration!

Come for a free-flow session and try Little Creatures’ “Little Kong” at a special price of $50 a pint after 7:30 pm.

When:     20 June 2019
Where:    Little Creatures Brewing Hong Kong, Kennedy Town
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

Electro Fridays at Honi Honi!

Honi Honi Tiki Bar Interior

Every Friday is electro Friday at Honi Honi Cocktail Lounge. With Cliche Records spinning the decks, dance the night away to electro beats and house classics.

When:     21, 28 June, 5, 12, 19, 28 July 2019
Where:    Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge, Central
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

Pizza Eating Contest

Pizza from Mother of Pizzas

Mother Of Pizzas will be hosting The First Hong Kong Pizza Eating Contest. The only criteria is being fast – the fastest pizza lover to finish an 18” pizza will take home $10,000 in cash. Head down to watch the competition with free pizza bites and beer.

When:     22 June 2019
Where:    Mother of Pizzas, Causeway Bay
For more information:  Facebook

 

Bar Crawl in Sai Ying Pun

Embark on a fun night out in the form of a delectable tour across three of your favourite Sai Ying Pun restaurants & bars while indulging in bold flavours, great booze and music.

When:     22 June 2019
Where:    Bird Bridge, Sai Ying Pun
Tickets:  $350, Facebook

 

Carbon Brews Brewery Tour

Carbon Brews Tours

Carbon Brews offers guided brewery tours every Saturday. Visit them to see, smell, and experience how Carbon Brews are made. You will also have the chance to enjoy some of the freshest craft beers in Hong Kong.

When:     22 June 2019
Where:    Carbon Brews, Sha Tin, New Territories
Tickets:  $150, Event Website

 

The Coolest Bar: A Veuve Clicquot Rich Party

Veuve Clicquot Party

Join in on this afternoon filled with music, nibbles, bubbles and many more special surprises including a special international Guest DJ.

When:     22 June 2019
Where:    Portico, Central
Tickets:  From $550, Facebook

 

Negroni Week 2019

Negroni Week

International charity event Negroni Week will be running for its 7th year. Several local bars and restaurants will be participating along with bars and restaurants around the world. Each restaurant will feature their own unique rendition on the Negroni to raise money for charity.

When:     24-30 June 2019
Where:    Various restaurants in Hong Kong
For more information:  Event Website

 

Movie + Margaritas

Enjoy a cult-classic movie with Los Sotano every Monday while sipping on free-flow margaritas and wine and noshing on tacos and their famous table-side guacamole.

When:     24 June, 1, 8 July 2019
Where:    Los Sotano, Lan Kwai Fong
Tickets:  $300, Facebook Event

 

Sip and Savour at Silencio

Sip and Savour at Silencio

Experience the electric ambiance of Japan’s izakayas, uplifted with live jazz music, modern art pieces and a menu of reimagined Japanese izakaya favourites by Executive Chef Sean Mell.

When:     25 June 2019
Where:    Taste of Hong Kong, Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  $988, Facebook Event

 

Pink Crawl

Pink Crawl

This fundraising event kicks off at Petticoat Lane, where you’ll pick up your Pink Crawl card and souvenir cup. Then head to a series of establishments to get your complimentary drink/snack and get your card stamped.

When:     28 June 2019
Where:    Petticoat Lane, Wyndham Street
Tickets:  From $317.97, Facebook Event

 

Zero Food Waste Carnival

Come and sample tasty, nutritious foods, organic snacks and packaged products though they have already past their ‘Best Before Date’. Applying STEAM concepts, visitors can create snacks with the use of a 3D printer and surplus food ingredients, make crayons by extracting different colours from surplus food and participate in other activities designed to enhance creativity.

When:    29 June 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  Free, Event Website

 

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:     1 July, 5 August, 2 September 2019
Where:    Stazione Novella, SoHo
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

Sips of Summer: Discover California Wines

Join California Wine Institute for a wine tasting of epic proportions. Get ready for a tasting that includes over 130 of California’s Best Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel.

When:     5 July 2019
Where:    The American Club, Central
Tickets:  From $211.98, Eventbrite

 

Mozzarella Night

Mozzarella Cheese

The artisanal cheese maker, Jacopo Bioni will show live how mozzarella is made and share secrets behind the most iconic and loved italian cheese!

When:     19 July 2019
Where:    Dante Alighieri Society, Causeway Bay
Tickets:  $158.99, Eventbrite

 

Vegan Block Party

Join in on this vegan block party for a night of delicious food, free-flow booze and DJs. Ticket covers entry and free-flow drinks, food is an additional cost.

When:     3 August 2019
Where:    Tuckshop by Social Club, Sai Ying Pun
Tickets:  From $80, Facebook


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Nightlife

Ophelia Opiumized: DJ Ivy V

DJ Ivy V

This edition of Ophelia Opiumized will feature special guest international DJ, Ivy V and resident DJ Aaron James. Since starting her career, DJ and producer Ivy V has been a leading light in the international house music scene and a pioneer for female DJ’s worldwide.

When:     21 June 2019
Where:    Ophelia, Wan Chai
Tickets:  Free entry, Eventbrite

 

No Shade: Summer of Pride Party

No Shade is the ultimate LGBTQ party night with it’s launch of “Summer of Pride” being everything in celebration of this iconic International Pride month. Everyone is welcome who supports the LGBTQ community.

When:     22 June 2019
Where:    Mudita, Central
Tickets:  $200, Ticketflap

 

ACYO x ACNT HK Rap Show

The ACNT Official will present the local rap culture in Hong Kong supported by local rapper JB, Young Hysan, Madd Fatty, Realistic and DJ TMC.

When:     24 June 2019
Where:    3 & 4/F Silver Fortune Plaza, Central
Tickets:  From $250, Ticketflap

 

Electric Mirage II

Electric Mirage is back with more great music, chill vibes and unforgettable memories on the beautiful rooftop of Fo Fo by El Willy.

When:     29 June 2019
Where:    FoFo by el Willy, Central
Tickets:  From $75, Facebook

 

DJ Yass

DJ Yass

DJ Yass is one of the most talented up-and-coming artists in the French electronic scene. He will be running the party at CE LA VI over the upcoming long weekend.

When:     29-30 June 2019
Where:    CE LA VI
For more information:  CE LA VI Website

 

Honi Love Boat Party #2

Make full use of the long weekend! Honi Honi, Campari and Kozel will be co-hosting a Yacht Party, limited to 50 pax. Join in on the fun as they set sail to Millionaires Beach to celebrate the end of Negroni Week!

When:     1 July 2019
Where:    Millionaire’s Bay, Sai Kung
Tickets:  $700 per person, Facebook Event

 

Summer Party Vegas

Las Vegas Party

The Las Vegas Party you’ve always wanted to see and attend, but in Hong Kong! The party will feature a DJ, Wheel of Fortune, gifts, drinks, food, entertainment and more.

When:     6 July 2019
Where:    The Annex, Central
Tickets:  Free Entry, Register on Eventbrite

 

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:     6 July, 3 August, 7 September and 5 October, 2019
Where:    Outdoor Pool, Le Meridien Cyberport
Tickets:  From $300, Ticketflap

 

Juggy D Live in Hong Kong

Juggy D Live

UK’s leading Punjabi Rockstar JUGGY D will be the highlight of this all night party to celebrate Indian Independence Day.

When:     17 August 2019
Where:    Woobar – W Hong Kong, Kowloon
Tickets:  From $400, Ticketflap


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Movies Opening in Hong Kong This Week

Check out these film releases that are opening this week at theatres around Hong Kong, visit the Hong Kong Movie app to get more information and show times.

Rocketman
Toy Story 4
The Secret Life of Pets 2
The Professor and the Madman
Stockholm
Hellboy
The Kid Who Would Be King 
The Invincible Dragon 

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Other Events

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

 

Heritage Fiesta 2019

Celebrating Hong Kong’s historic buildings, the Heritage Fiesta will feature 24 declared monuments and graded historic buildings that were previously, or are still, used as quarters. Free guided tours will be offered at participating buildings during the event and visitors can collect special stamps to mark their visit.

When:     1 June – 31 July 2019
Where:    Various buildings in Hong Kong
For more information:  Event Website

 

Tahitian Week by Le French May

Tahitian Week by Le French May

This show is a Polynesian cultural event where innovation, creativity and great products on display. The Polynesian exhibitors will share with you the best from the islands of Tahiti with a Tahitian village packed with engaging events.

When:     21-24 June 2019
Where:    PMQ, Central
For more information:  Facebook

 

LoveFest for Stonewall

This two-part program will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots – the corageous act of defiance that ignited the modern gay liberation movement. The program will consist of a short screening of Stonewall clips followed by a townhall discussion, and then you’ll end the night with a party in full pride mode.

When:     29 June 2019
Where:    Eaton HK, Kowloon
Tickets:  From $100, Facebook

 

Summerfest 2019

Summerfest

[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

 

Van Gogh Alive: The Experience

Van Gogh Alive
Van Gogh masterpieces will come to life in this multi-sensory experience as you embrace the sensation of walking right into his paintings. The Experience will stretch the definition of the word ‘exhibition’ as it stimulates your senses and opens your mind.

When:     6 April – 7 July 2019
Where:    FTLife Tower, Kowloon Bay
Tickets:  $230, discounts available for kids, Website

 

Free Storytelling Guided Tours of Wan Chai

Storytelling tours of Wan Chai

Design District Hong Kong (#ddHK), a three-year Creative Tourism Project has recently introduced four guided tours with various themes for Hong Kong residents and tourists to participate, allowing them to experience and explore the local community, history and a few highlighted #ddHK designs from different angles.

When:     Now until 22 June 2019
Where:    Wan Chai
Tickets:  Free but registration required,  Event Website

 

LUMIERE: International Fashion Event

LUMIERE Fashion Event

LUMIERE strives to provide international designers the opportunity to express their artistic talents by presenting their collections. After the runway show there will be an After Party for networking with a world renowned DJ from Los Angeles spinning. They will also contribute 5% of the ticket price to Redress, a Hong Kong based NGO working to reduce textile waste and promote environmental sustainability in the fashion industry.

Readers of the HK HUB can save 20% on LUMIERE tickets by using code LUMIERE2019

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

 

Story Party Hong Kong: True Dating Stories

Story Party

At Story Party you will hear true dating stories that will make you feel better because let’s be honest, it could be worse.

When:     9-11 July 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Fringe Club, Central
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

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

 

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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