Your Complete Guide to What’s On in Hong Kong

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What's on in Hong Kong

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What’s On this Weekend (20-22 April):

The Week Music Festival, various venues
Jazz Lunch: Kylie Estrela & Jazzicians
The Notwist, Live in Hong Kong
Paul Oakenfold at Woobar
Listening to Nature at Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Smokey Joe’s Cafe – The Songs of Leiber and Stoller
Aerial Yoga on the Beach by Bamboo Yoga
Pre-Summer Rooftop Yoga & Picnic
Inspire Wellness Seminars: Reboot Your Health & Reverse Ageing
Universal Yoga with June Lam
Cow & Yau at Rhoda
Joseph Drouhin Wine Dinner by Le Bistro Winebeast
Picnic Under the Stars at Shore
Time Out Hong Kong Chef Showdown 2018
Independent Bottlings: Rich, Bold & Unique
Burger Lobster NIght at Quarry Bay by the Butchers Club
Food Styling Workshop at FINDS
Zero Waste Market
Bamboa 10 Year Anniversary Party
The Conscious Festival at PMQ
Soirée Guinguette! The Unpretentious French Party!
Underground 14th Anniversary Party
Until Dawn @ Yojimbo
Meet.Mozaic speed dating @ Havanna Bar
Cirque Du Soleil Kooza Show
Guv Dillon Fund Spring Break Charity Party
Open Air Cinema Club: Shutter Island
Open Air Cinema Club: Forrest Gump
Container Port Tour and BBQ


The Week Music Festival

The Week is an indie music festival all about the music of Hong Kong. They will kick off with a Hong Kong Night and then will showcase a variety of local bands in seven different venues on seven themed evenings.

When:     15-21 April, 2018
Where:    Various venues, to be announced
Tickets:  From $140 for one night, (Super early bird price), Ticketflap



Paul Oakenfold Live in Hong Kong

Paul Oakenfold

The two-time world number one mega DJ and Guinness Book of Records Holder (“World’s Most Successful DJ”, “World’s Highest DJ Party”) plays a live set as part of his Spectrum World Tour 2018.

When: 21 April 2018
Where:  Electric Wonderland, Woobar at W Hotel
Tickets: From $288, Pelago


Listening to Nature

Treat yourself to relaxing sounds of nature including wind, thunder rain and snow. Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra resident conductor Chew Hee Chiat leads the new work of these soothing sounds created by renowned Malaysian composer Yii Kah-hoe.

When: 21-22 April 2018
Where: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets: From $150,  URBTIX


The Script

The Script

Irish three-piece band, The Script is making a much awaited return to Hong Kong and will play songs from their latest #1 album, Freedom Child along with their classic hits.

When:     24 April 2018
Where:    Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Centre
Tickets:  From $580, HK Ticketing


Enter Shikari Live in Hong Kong

Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari are a British rock band formed in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England in 1999 under the name Hybryd by bassist Chris Batten, lead vocalist and keyboardist Roughton “Rou” Reynolds, and drummer Rob Rolfe. Villes will also perform as a special guest.

When:     24 April 2018
Where:    TTN, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $420 at door, $320 in advance on Ticketflap


Die Toten Hosen

Die Toten Hosen

Major stars in Germany and Europe, this long-standing successful band has released 17 albums to date and will perform their first ever Hong Kong show this April

When:     24 April 2018
Where:    KITEC Music Zone @ E-Max
Tickets:  $490, Ticketflap


Little Outerspace

Faye, the female vocalist from F.I.R., is branching out on her own and performing several of her individual musical works in her show this April.

When:     25 April 2018
Where:    TTN, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $280, Ticketflap


Big Band Night: All That Swing

As a part of the Jazz-Go-Central and Jazz-Go-Fringe projects, Big Band Nights will feature different local jazz big bands performing at Fringe Dairy.

When:     28 April, 25 August, 27 October 2018
Where:    Fringe Club, Central
Tickets:  Tickets go on sale a month before each event, Event Website


Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour in Macao & Hong Kong 2018 (Sold Out)

Bruno Mars

This Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling singer, songerwriter, producer and musician needs no introduction and we’re feeling excited about his trip to Macao and Hong Kong in April and May 2018.

When:     28 April 2018
Where:   Cotai Arena Venetian Macao
Tickets:  Live Nation Lushington

When:    12 & 13 May 2018
Where:   AsiaWorld Expo
Tickets:  HKTicketing


Intimacy of Creativity 2018 World Premiere Concert

intimacy of Creativity

Artistic director, Bright Sheng, is joined by the acclaimed Israeli Chamber Project, pianist Yael Manor, and other special guests for an exciting programme featuring Copland’s Sextet and Mr Sheng’s My Song as well as works by composer Gilad Hochman and emerging Composer Fellows selected form an international call-for-scores.

When:     29 April 2018
Where:    HKAPA, Concert Hall
Tickets:  $300, HK Ticketing


Black Coffee

Black Coffee, based in a small warehouse developed their Garage Rock music with their dissipated sound. Their style combines Brit Pop, Shoegaze, Lo Fi and punk, making for a unique style in the local indie music industry. They will perform in Hong Kong as a part of the release tour for their debut album Hazy Days.

When:     30 April 2018
Where:    TTN, Yau Tong
Tickets:  From $120, Ticketflap


Jazz Marathon

In celebration of International Jazz Day the Leisure & Cultural Services Department has invited acclaimed local and international musicians to a large-scale jazz marathon concert. All in a single day, audience will be able to appreciate jazz from different origins and in different styles and forms of presentation, like mainstream jazz, contemporary jazz, jazz blended with funk and African beats, and jazz by a unique harmonica trio.

When:     1 May 2018, 3pm – 10pm
Where:    Arena, Queen Elizabeth Stadium
Tickets:  $100  Event Website


Dua Lipa Live in Hong Kong

Dua Lipa

NME Best New Artist and MTV EMA Best New Act, London-born pop singer-songwriter Dua Lipa is bringing her smashing hits “Hotter Than Hell,” “Blow Your Mind (Mwah),” “Scared to Be Lonely,” “New Rules” and “IDGAF” in her much-anticipated tour to Hong Kong.

When:     1 May 2018
Where:    Macpherson Stadium, Mongkok
Tickets:  From $498, Live Nation


At The Gates

Swedish death metal band At the Gates are performing in Hong Kong as a part of their Asia tour. The tour is in support of their upcoming album To Drink From the Light Itself, set to be released this May.

When:     2 May 2018
Where:    TTN, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $380, Ticketflap


Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg

Critically acclaimed UK singer-songwriter Jake Bugg brings his solo acoustic performance to Hong Kong for the first time.

When:     5 May 2018
Where:    1563 at The East, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $440, Universe


Harry Styles

Harry Styles

Coming off of overwhelming response to his first solo show in South-East Asia, the star will perform in Hong Kong with special guest WARPAINT.

When:     5 May 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets:  From $488, HK Ticketing




Highly-regarded British singer-songwriter David Rhodes who is known by the stage name RHODES has captivated audiences with his haunting vocals and ethereal electric guitar since he released his first single in 2013. He is taking a break from recording his sophomore album to try out new songs in Asia for the first time.

When:     6 May 2018
Where:    M.O.M. LiveHouse, North Point
Tickets:  $320 at door, $280 in advance on Ticketflap


Death Angel – The Evil Divide Across Hong Kong 2018

Death Angel

Thrash Metal titans Death Angel are coming to Hong Kong this May. For true and proud metalheads, TTN is offering a limited number of 50 tickets to both Death Angel and At The Gates to be reserved by whatsapp @ 5993 6252.

When:     8 May 2018
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $380, Ticketflap


Moonchild Asia Tour – Live in Hong Kong


Moonchild are a LA-based new-school jazz trio consisting of singer Amber Navran and instrumentalists Max Bryk and Andris Mattson. Their sound is a mix of intricate, progressive musicality with the classic, laid-back and blissful West Coast vibes.

When:     9 May 2018
Where:    TTN, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $260, Ticketflap


Cirque de la Symphonie

All the fun of the circus – plus a full symphony orchestra! Acrobats, contortionists and jugglers join with the HK Phil for a concert of fun and super-human feats.

When:     11-12 May 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $120, Urbtix


The Cribs Live in Hong Kong

The Cribs

Known for their fiercely DIY approach to recording and touring at a time when indie music in the UK was going through a huge commercial boom, The Cribs always stood out from their contemporaries as an altogether more uncompromising prospect.

When:     15 May 2018
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $320, Ticketflap


The Bilinda Butchers Live in Hong Kong

The Bilinda Butchers

Indie pop trio, the Bilinda Butchers are based in San Francisco, CA and take their name from My Bloody Valentine guitarist and early inspiration, Bilinda Butcher. The group rose to fame on social media and have recorded several albums.

When:     15 May 2018
Where:    The HUB – The Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $290, Ticketflap


West Side Story in Concert

A showing of West Side Story’s complete film with live orchestral music.

When:     29-30 June 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $220, Urbtix


Calogero: Liberte Cherie Tour


French pop rock icon, Calogero will make his first live performance in HK as a part of the “Liberte Cherie Tour.

When:     21 September 2018
Where:   Y Theatre, Chai Wan
Tickets:  $450, Ticketflap



Clockenflap, Hong Kong

Clockenflap has set their dates for 2018 and early bird tickets are available. We are sure the show will live up to its reputation for bringing a top-notch lineup to Hong Kong.

When:     9-11 November 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  Early bird from $820, 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:  On sale from November 2018

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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

Theatre & Dance

Smokey Joe’s Cafe – The Songs of Leiber and Stoller

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Broadway’s longest running musical revue returns with a star-studded local and international cast celebrating the music of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The Hong Kong revival also features vocal coach Deb Lyons from the Broadway cast.

When: 20-22 April 2018
Where: Hong Kong 3 Arts Musical Institute
Tickets: From $180, URBTIX


i Dance Showcase “Transcend”

The theme of this year’s i Dance showcase is “Transcend” meaning to inspire the potential of dancing of the participants and surpass themselves to shine on the stage. The evening will include a wide variety of dance performances ranging from Latin dance to hip hop street dance.

When:     29 April 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre – Theatre 1
Tickets:  $420, HK Ticketing


Who’s Afraid of Lord of the Flies

Who's Afraid of the Lord of the Flies

The 1954 novel, Lord of the Flies, reveals a group of children, in the midst of a wartime evacuation, stranded on an uninhabited island where they try to establish the order of life. Threatened by death, their instinct for survival gradually turns the island into a battlefield of power, leading them into the dark side of human nature. This play based on the book extends the story to a point in time when a few of the children become grown ups.

When:     2-5 May 2018
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Drama Theatre
Tickets:  From $70, HK Ticketing


The St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre – Swan Lake

Swan Lake

The critically acclaimed St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre is presenting Tchaikovsky’s immortal love story and quite possibly the world’s most famous ballet,  Swan Lake.

When:     2-6 May 2018
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  $445, HK Ticketing


One Man Hamlet and Macbeth

William Man, One Man Shakespeare Show

Experience William Shakespeare’s great masterpieces Hamlet and Macbeth performed as a double bill by one actor. Each show will be followed by an audience Q & A with actor and director William Mann.

When: 6 May 2018
Where: McAulay Studio, Wan Chai
Tickets: From $125, Ticketflap



Winner of more than 20 major awards, the original West End and Broadway production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, Evita is coming to Hong Kong this May and will be directed by the legendary Hal Prince.

When:     11 May – 10 June 2018
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  From $445, HK Ticketing


Bizet’s Carmen

Bizet's Carmen

Carmen, one of the most performed operas in the world, is a timeless story about passion, destiny but above all freedom – liberty! – and one unforgettable woman who lives and loves by it, a man consumed by her, and the woman who tries to save him. Performed in French with English and Chinese subtitles.

When:     16-20 May 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Tickets:  From $150, Urbtix


HK Ballet: Wheeldon, Ratmansky, McIntyre & The Beatles

This show will feature two of today’s most influential choreographers’ works, Christopher Wheeldon and Alexei Ratmansky. This eclectic program will showcase the company’s seamless blend of vitality, technical precision and grace and offers audiences a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the dynamic dancers.

When:     1-3 June 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Tickets:  From $140, Urbtix


Irish Celtic – Spirit of Ireland

Irish Celtic

Direct from a highly successful tour of France and Germany, Irish Celtic features the finest performers from the top Irish dance companies, who show their incredible talent and their infectious love for dance in a thrilling evening of high energy routines and explosive rhythms.

When:     12-17 June 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  From $445, HK Ticketing


Akram Khan’s Giselle by English National Ballet

One of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, Giselle is the first full-length ballet choreographed by Akram Khan. The iconic story of love, betrayal and redemption has been given a haunting reinterpretation with stunning costumes and set by Academy-Award winning designer Tim Yip.

When:     28-30 June 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Tickets:  From $200, Urbtix


Celebrate Bernstein on Broadway!

Leonard Bernstein

Marking the centenary of one of America’s greatest musical icons, HK Phil will close their season with a dazzling, colourful and glitzy parade of Leonard Bernstein’s greatest Broadway musical hits, including New York, New York, Glitter and be Gay, Maria and more.

When:     6-7 July 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $180, available on Urbtix from 1 April


Hong Kong International Black Box Festival

Hong Kong Black Box Festival

The Hong Kong International Black Box Festival will feature four productions from around the world – One Fine Day (Beijing), MDLSX (Italy), Oedipus Schmoedipus (Australia/Hong Kong) and Five Easy Pieces (Switzerland/Germany/Belgium) – offering audiences an exciting glimpse at the diverse possibilities of contemporary theatre. The festival also includes a series of workshops and talks.

When:     11 October – 2 November 2018
Where:    HK Rep Black Box and HK Arts Centre Shouson Theatre
Tickets:  From $200, West Kowloon Cultural District Website

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Neeti + Sumukhi – Stand Up Comedy in HK

This all-women stand-up special will feature top Indian comedians Neeti Palta and Sumukhi Suresh. In India, where stand-up comedy is dominated by men, these two women stand out as some of the very few successful female comedians.

When:     25 April 2018
Where:    Shouson Theatre, HK Arts Centre
Tickets:  From $260, Ticketflap


Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho

Five time Grammy and Emmy nominated comedian, Margaret Cho is coming back to Hong Kong with a brand new show.

When:     13 May 2018
Where:    KITEC Rotunda 3
Tickets:  $488, Ticketflap


Punchline Comedy Presents – Whose Line is it Anyway?

The Punchline Comedy Club’s hugely popular improvisational show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” is back again by popular demand. The comedians promise to hit comedy gold by taking scenarios, genres, phrases and props suggested by the audience and turning them into a hilarious array of sketches, songs, comic dramas and more.

When:     17-19 May 2018
Where:    Tamarind, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $290, Ticketflap


Dan and Phil 2018 World Tour: Interactive Introverts

Dan and Phil

Iconic Youtube Duo Dan and Phil will be bringing their global “Interactive Introverts” tour to Hong Kong. Two internet dwelling, insecure nerds standing under the spotlight to give people what they want: an epic, interactive experience of rants, roasts, battles, stories and surprises to make you laugh, cry, cringe and puts the audience in control like never before.

When:     18 September 2018
Where:    MacPherson Stadium, Mongkok
Tickets:  From $200, Ticketflap


Pablo Francisco

Pablo Francisco

Pablo Francisco is one of the most popular touring comedians worldwide and has earned a reputation for his unique talent to weave together his one of a kind arsenal of off the wall characters and spot-on impressions.

When:     20-21 September 2018
Where:    Cyberport Function Rooms 1-3 and TakeOut Comedy Club
Tickets:  From $388, Ticketflap

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Health & Wellness

Free Yoga Class in Central

Join Free Yoga Classes hosted by Andiappan Yoga Community each Sunday. The classes are led by professionally-trained International Yoga Academy yoga instructors who believe in the benefits of yoga and are committed to sharing their experience with others in the community.

When:     Every Sunday through 14 October 2018
Where:    Pier 10, Central
Tickets:  Free event, sign-up Facebook Event


Aerial Yoga on the Beach by Bamboo Yoga

aerial yoga on beach in hong kong

Hike with Bamboo Yoga to Tai Long Wan, one of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong, and fly in bamboo tripods over the ocean. Saturday’s event is for intermediate/advanced yogis, but beginners can join the Sunday full-day workshop.

When: 21-22 April 2018
Where: Tai Long Wan, New Territories
Tickets: $562 or $770, Eventbrite


Pre-Summer Rooftop Yoga & Picnic

Welcome summer on the rooftop of 11 Westside with a one hour yoga session focusing on detox, followed by a special Mexican/Hong Kong picnic menu design by chef Esdras Ochoa.

When: 21 April 2018
Where: 11 Westside, Kennedy Town
Tickets: $220-$400, Eventbrite


Deep Yin Yoga with Singing Bowls

In this class you will be guided to practice the whole Yin Yoga sequence under the Universal Yoga style along with the sound of Himalayan singing bowls.

When:     1 June 2018
Where:    LIVO, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $220 per class, Ticketflap


Capoeira with The HK School of Capoeira


Enjoy the iconic Central Harbourfront view and exercise for free in this Capoeira class. Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form created over 400 years ago as a means of self-defence. It incorporates elements of music, dance, acrobatics and martial arts and is a whole-body workout for all ages.

When:     18 April 2018
Where:    AIA Vitality Park
Tickets:  Free, Register on Eventbrite


Inspire Wellness Seminars: Reboot Your Health & Reverse Aging

Inspire Wellness is a 6-part series of lectures exploring the effects of lifestyle on our health and what we can do to slow down aging. Experts from some of Hong Kong’s largest institutions in health and wellness will be sharing their research and knowledge in the areas of sleep, stress management, brain health, movement, beauty, nutrition, mental and physical well-being.

When:     19 April – 14 June 2018
Where:    Alive Wellness, Wyndham Street
Tickets:  Tickets at the door $300, $250 on Eventbrite, discounts for multiple talks


Universal Yoga with June Lam

Universal Yoga with June Lam

Dedicated Universal Yoga practitioner and teacher June Lam will lead the class on a cross-mat with alternating asanas connected with vinyasa. The class is designed to strengthen and stretch the legs, arms and spine to create balance in the body.

When:     20 April, 25 May, 08 June 2018
Where:    LIVO, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $250, Ticketflap


Tibetan Singing Bowls Sound Bath

Join dedicated Universal Yoga practitioner and teacher, June Lam as you experience “inside-out” rejuvenation, brought to you by the sound of the Tibetan Singing Bowls.

When:     27 April 2018
Where:    LIVO, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $250 per person, $450 for two, Facebook


District Race

District is billed as the world’s greatest urban exploration race. 80 virtual checkpoints and challenges are spread throughout the city for you to tackle in a 2-hour race. There’s no set course and no set distance, it’s up to you how you choose to explore and collect your points.

When:     13 May 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  From $300, Ticketflap


Evolution Asia Yoga Conference

Evolution Yoga Conference

Asia’s leading yoga and wellness conference of its kind, Evolution will bring together renowned presenters from across the world who are passionately dedicated to serving and offering access to the best yoga and global teachers for the region.

When:     7-10 June 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
For more information:  Event Website

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Food & Drink

Burger Lobster Night at Quarry Bay by The Butchers Club

The Butchers Club’s Burger Lobster dinner makes its delicious return where guests can choose between a half pound wagyu burger topped with sautéed wild mushrooms, aged cheddar and maple bacon or a whole 1 lb Atlantic lobster with lemon and garlic butter… not to mention a healthy serving of their famous duck fat fries.

When: 20 April 2018
Where: The Butchers Club Quarry Bay
Tickets: $300, Event Website


Food Styling Workshops at FINDS

Finds sweet and savory dishes

For fans of elite food styling and elegant design, Executive Chef Jaakko Sorsa and award-winning graphic designer Sandra Isaksson will lead a series of three food styling workshops that provide professional tips on how to craft your party, your brunch and food for your kids.

When:     21 April, 12 May and 9 June 2018
Where:    FINDS, Tsim Sha Tsui
For more information:  FINDS website


Raw Food Demo and Tasting with Chef Tina Barrat

Raw food

Tina Barrat is a multi-talented raw food chef, originally of South of France-Morrocan roots and with a family background in healthy and tasty food for 4 generations. She will lead guests through a tasting and demonstration of healthy raw foods.

When:     28 April 2018
Where:    i-Detox International, Central
Tickets:  Free, Register on Eventbrite


Mother’s Day Morning Charity Tea

This event by Angels for Orphans, will be a time to meet new people and hear guest speaker, Komang, who is one of the directors at Bali Kids over a cuppa. The project will benefit school children in an area seriously affected by the recent eruption of Mt. Agung.

When:     9 May 2018
Where:    Mr. Wolf, Central
Tickets:   $300, Ticketflap


The Great Hong Kong Bar Race

The Second Annual Great Hong Kong Bar Race will feature teams of four competing to solve the clues and race to be the first team to the ending location. All money raised goes to support @love21foundation which is a local charity supporting the Down’s Syndrome and autistic communities.

When:     19 May 2018
Where:    Rula Bula, Lan Kwai Fong
For more information:  Facebook Event


Burrito Show Down Eating Contest

Cali Mex Burrito

For anyone who wants to challenge themselves and their bellies, Cali-Mex Taqueria is holding its second consecutive year of their Burrito Show Down Eating Contest this April. Whoever finishes a 1kg burrito the fastest will win a prize worth $20,000 including two return flight tickets to California, accommodation and spending money during the trip.

When:     10 June 2018
Where:    Cali-Mex Taqueria, Causeway Bay
For more information:  Facebook Event

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Shopping & Markets


Bamboa 10 Year Anniversary Party

Bamboa Home celebrates its 10th anniversary with free drinks and appetisers. Take the annual Bamboa quiz and win a prize, and check out new collections. There’ll also be special discounts and 10% of  proceeds will go to charity partner Mother’s Choice.

When: 21 April 2018
Where: Bamboa, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street
Tickets: Free. For more information, Event Website


The Conscious Festival

The Conscious Festival by Green is the New Black Asia is coming to Hong Kong for Earth Day weekend. The event will feature a market with more than 70 mindful brands, transformative talks, an industry day on circular economy, delicious healthy eats, organic booze, interactive arts, games and more.

When:     20-22 April 2018
Where:    PMQ
For more information:  Facebook Event


Swedish Art and Design Pop-Up

Swedish fashion

Xiko Art, a Swedish innovative art company are yet again bringing a curated and edgy collection of Swedish designers to Hong Kong for a weeklong pop-up. This is their second edition of their “Art and Design Market on Tour” and designers span the worlds of interior design, fashion, jewelery, home ware, beauty and accessories.

When:     24-30 April 2018
Where:    1/F 10 Shin Hing Street, NoHo
For more information:  Event Website


Discovery Bay Sunday Market

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

This weekend market by Handmade Hong Kong offers DIY Indie Arts, Crafts and other goods from small traders. Stay for dinner at one of the designated fabulous D’Deck restaurants and enjoy a free ferry ride back to Central.

When:     13 May, 10 June, 12 August, 9 September and 14 October 2018
Where:    Discovery Bay Plaza
For more information:  Event Website


Prestige Summer Holiday Fair

Prestige Fairs

Prestige Events is once again hosting its Summer Holiday Shopping Fair. The fair will feature a curated selection of some of Hong Kong’s finest creative businesses, offering beautiful clothing, jewellery, homewares, gourmet foods and gifts, the Summer Holiday Shopping Fair is your one-stop shopping destination for all of your summer lifestyle needs and gifts to surprise family and friends.

When:     4 June 2018, 10 am – 7 pm
Where:    The Conrad, Admiralty
Tickets:  Free entry, For more information

Click here to read more about the Summer Holiday Shopping Fair


Italian Market 2018

Italian Market 2018

The 2018 edition of the Italian Market will give you the opportunity to taste, feel and see authentic products from Italy. You’ll be able to enjoy pizza, gelato, panini, wine and beer as well as gift ideas, live shows, kids activities and more for a fun, family-friendly day out.

When:     9-10 June 2018
Where:    Cyberport – The Arcade, Pok Fu Lam
Tickets:  Free for members and all children under 12, Non-members $50, Event Website

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Soirée Guinguette! The Unpretentious French Party!

Come and dress in the Guinguette theme (polka dot or plaid dress, straw hat, suspenders, white and red colours) and mix and mingle over finger food, games, open bar and music by Le groupe Electrogène. All proceeds will go to support Children of the Mekong charity for its action in the Philippines.

When: 21 April 2018
Where: Beach Club, Stanley Beach Road
Tickets: $350, Eventbrite


Underground 14th Anniversary Party

This party to celebrate 14 years of music at Underground will be a big ol’ bash filled with the cream of local indie talent. There will also be drawings for some great prizes.

When:     21 April 2018
Where:    The Hub, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $140, Event Website


Until Dawn @ Yojimbo

Until Dawn

Until Dawn is an underground project between Olivia Dawn and Dutch DJ Philip Didier who has played actively at major clubs in the Netherlands and Belgium. The music is characterized by soaring violin and vocals over progressive tech house & dreamy deep house.

When:     21 April 2018
Where:    Yojimbo, Central
Tickets:  Free before 12 AM, $100 door charge after, Eventbrite


Richie Hawtin

Richie Hawtin

With almost 20 years in the game, Canadian electronic musician and DJ, Richie Hawtin has headlined some of the most prestigious festivals and events in club culture to date and continues to define musical trends. He will be behind the decks at Volar for another unforgettable Thursday night later this month.

When:     26 April 2018
Where:    Volar, Lan Kwai Fong
Tickets:  $400 at door, $300 in advance on Ticketflap


Mo Sound-Bites: Eelke Kleijn

Eelke Kleijn

The second ‘Mo Sound-Bites’ electronic music event of the year, will feature electronic composer/DJ Eelke Kleijn. His music stretches across movie trailer scores, deep live shows and production.

When:     27 April 2018
Where:    MO Bar, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Tickets:  $300, Ticketflap


Underground Anniversary Party: Electronica 3

The Underground is raising the voltage for the second of their 14th anniversary month parties. They’ll present a line-up dedicated to electronic innovation in Hong Kong and will give away several great gifts.

When:     28 April 2018
Where:    The Hub, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $140, Event website


Gorgon City

Gorgon City

Playing to enormous crowds of dedicated fans around the world, Gorgon City are today among the biggest names in UK clubbing. Having established themselves as one of the most in-demand acts in the industry, the duo have enjoyed stellar success thanks to their unique blend of bass-driven house music and addictive vocals. They’ll be passing through Hong Kong as a part of their world tour.

When:     5 May 2018
Where:    Yojimbo, Central
Tickets:  From $250, Ticketflap

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Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief World Tour

Samson Young Songs for Disaster Relief

The Hong Kong edition of the exhibition Songs for Disaster Relief will feature a series of sculptures, objects, videos, sound installations and site-specific pieces to offer a unique audiovisual experience that re-examines the popularity of charity singles from the 1980s.

When:     9 February – 6 May 2018
Where:    M+ Pavillion, West Kowloon
For more information:  Event Website


A Fragile Planet

A herd of Icelandic Horses moving through a blizzard in interior Iceland

In collaboration with an award-winning National Geographic photographer, Keith Ladzinski, Jacada travel will host a photo exhibition titled “A Fragile Planet” to raise awareness on the importance of protecting and sustaining our planet.

When:     10 March – 26 May 2018
Where:    The Haven, Wyndham Place, Central
RSVP:       [email protected], 2117 0415


A beast, a god and a line

Art from a Beast a god and a line

This expansive traveling exhibit is co-produced by the Samdani Art Foundation and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. The ideas summoned by this exhibition aim to mark the current historical moment, perhaps most visibly, the development and spread of politicised religion and its structures.

When:     17 March – 20 May 2018
Where:    Para Site, Quarry Bay
For more information:  Event Website


Refutation: Ai Weiwei

ai wei wei exhibition in hong kong

Tang Contemporary Art presents Refutation, Ai Weiwei’s second solo show in Hong Kong at the gallery’s new space in H Queen’s. The exhibition, curated by Cui Cancan, is the famed artist’s third collaboration with Tang Contemporary Art.

When: 26 March-30 April 2018
Where: Tang Contemporary Art, H Queen’s, Central
Tickets: Free. For more information, Event Website


Antoine D’Agata Exhibition

Art by Antoine D'Agata

Legendary French artist, Antoine D’Agata will exhibit in Hong Kong during Art Basel. The solo exhibit Contamination will showcase 30 colour and black & white photographs and a video installation. There will also be a specially created stage performance directed and performed by French actor/director Fabrice Michel.

When:     29 March – 25 May 2018 (stage performance 8-10 May)
Where:    CHARBON Art Space, Aberdeen
Tickets:  Art exhibit free, stage performance $200, Event Website


Le French May Arts Festival

Established in 1993, Le French May is one of the largest cultural events in Asia. With more than 120 programmes presented across two months, it has become an iconic part of Hong Kong’s cultural scene. The festival will showcase a diverse range of art forms from heritage and contemporary arts, paintings and design, to classical music and hip hop dance, cinema and circus.

When:     Now through 3 September 2018
Where:    Various venues across Hong Kong
For more information:  Event Website


One person – Two systems: Ng Lung Wai

Born and raised in Hong Kong before the return of the sovereignty, Ng Lung Wai is a visual artist influenced by western eugenics. Using chess pieces and other items, he creates unique pieces depicting the faces of Queen Elizabeth II and Chariman Mao.

When: 24-29 April 2018
Where: A2Z Art Gallery, Central
Tickets: Free.  For more information, Event Website


YellowKorner: 11,000 Feet Pop-up Exhibition

Yellow Korner

YellowKorner is presenting a new exhibition held in collaboration with Le French May, Devialet and The Artist. Photographer Alex Reyval’s stunning images of Hong Kong taken from 11,000 feet in the air – the current technical maximum for drone flight – will show you new perspectives of this stunning city.

When:     2 May – 30 June 2018
Where:    YellowKorner Gallery
For more information:  YellowKorner Website


The Unseen Locals

Local artwork

Taking a different standpoint than the common art exhibitions and fairs in town, this art show will include a handful of locals from the industry of arts and catering who will take part as their featured “unseens.”

When:     12 May 2018
Where:    The Hang Space @ Little Tai Hang
Tickets:  $72.79, Eventbrite


Affordable Art Fair

The Affordable Art Fair 2018 will exhibit more than 115 galleries, showcasing a diverse range of art priced between $1,000 and $100,000. Highlights are the cutting edge Young Talent Hong Kong exhibition, the large-scale installations including POPek red squatting balloon dog by Sebastian Burdon, Container Hong Kong installation by artist Andrew Lam and more.

When:     18-20 May 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre – Hall 3DE
Tickets:  From $120, HK Ticketing


In Search of Southeast Asia through the M+ Collections

In Search of Southeast Asia

In Search of Southeast Asia encompasses visual art, design and architecture, and moving image works from, and about Southeast Asia – including the nations of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

When:     22 June – 30 September 2018
Where:    M+ Pavillion, West Kowloon
Tickets:  Free admission, For more information

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2018 Mega Ice Hockey 5s

The Mega Ice Hockey 5s is Hong Kong’s premier annual international and the largest ice hockey tournament in Asia. The 11th edition tournament will attract thousands of players from Hong Kong and around the globe to the ice at the city’s largest and only international-sized ice rink – Mega Ice.

When:     23-28 April (Youth Divisions), 30 April – 5 May (Adult Divisions)
Where:    Mega Ice
For more information:  Event Website


Women’s Five

woman running

Join one of the most scenic 5km runs for women in Hong Kong at Aberdeen Country Park on a mix of road and trail. Get a goodie bag and run with the tribe at this women-only event that aims to be more than just a run, but “an agent of change that will help you achieve your goals”

When: 28 April 2018
Where: Aberdeen Country Park
Register: $390 (individual) or $780 (team of two)
For more information, Event website


HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens 2018

HKFC Soccer 7s

Touted as the world’s best seven-a-side football tournament, fans can come out and see the stars of tomorrow and some of the legends of the game in this 3-day tournament.

When:     18-20 May 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Football Club, Happy Valley
Tickets:  Free entry on Friday 18 May, Day passes $160 for Saturday and Sunday, Ticketflap


Super Rugby: Sunwolves vs. Stormers

Hong Kong will host its first ever Super Rugby match as Japan’s HITO-Communications Sunwolves face South Africa’s DHL Stormers.

When:     19 May 2018
Where:    Mong Kok Stadium
Tickets:  From $199, Ticketflap


FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2018

The top women’s volleyball teams from Argentina, China, Japan and Italy will compete in Hong Kong for the preliminary round of matches of the international volleyball competition held each year by Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB).

When:     29-31 May 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Coliseum
Tickets:  From $120, Urbtix


Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix

Formula One Singapore Grand Prix

Since the inaugural night race in 2008, the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix has produced drama, excitement, spectacle and above all, a spectacular weekend for visitors from around the world. The famous street race will return to Singapore this September and features gripping race action and an exciting all-day entertainment programme. Early bird tickets are now on sale.

When:     14-16 September 2018
Where:    Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
Tickets:  From $128 SGD for a single day, 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.

April 19:
The Strangers: Prey at Night

April 25:
Avengers: Infinity War

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Other Events

Dutch Days in Hong Kong Festival

Dutch Days

Dutch Days in Hong Kong will celebrate its 4th anniversary with a rich array of programmes including movies, fun fairs, gastronomic experiences, music, design and seminars, bringing the very essence of Dutch innovation and living closer to Hong Kong audiences.

When:     31 March – 28 April
Where:    Various Venues
For more information and full schedule:  Event Website


Speed Dating

Join meet.moziac, Hong Kong’s only matchmaking service to focus on the mature crowd, for a fun evening where you can meet like-minded singles in your demographic. There will be two events, one for those aged 40-55 and one for those 50-65+. There are spaces for 10 male and 10 female daters each evening which means you will have the opportunity to meet 10 new potential matches or friends.

When:     15 May (30-45 yo) 16 May (40-55 yo)
Where:    Havana Bar – Outdoor Terrace, 4/F 21 D’Aguilar Street
Tickets:  $450 for early bird, $550 regular, meet.mozaic website


Cirque Du Soleil Kooza Show

Cirque Du Soleil, Kooza

Cirque Du Soleil is returning to Hong Kong after a 12 year hiatus and will present their show Kooza. The show pays homage to their roots by combining thrilling heart-stopping acrobatic performance with the art of clowning.

When:     19 April 2018-3 June 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  Sales from 5 February 2018, For more information


Guv Dillon Fund Spring Break Charity Party

The Guv Dillon Fund is hosting a Spring Break party at Beef and Liberty with canapes, free flow, DJ and prize draw. The Fund provides financial contributions towards well established and respected community support initiatives for young people in Hong Kong. This year, proceeds will benefit Operation Breakthrough and Love 21.

When:     20 April 2018
Where:    Beef & Liberty, Lan Kwai Fong
Tickets:  $750, Ticketflap


Hong Kong Open Air Cinema Club: Shutter Island

Hong Kong Open Air Cinema Club brings locals a cool outdoor cinema experience in the city on the Hive’s Wan Chai rooftop terrace. Screening this month is Martin Scorsese’s psychological thriller Shutter Island, which follows a US Marshal in his quest to solve an investigation in a prison for the criminally insane.

When: 20 April 2018
Where: the Hive Wan Chai
Tickets: General $150 (includes one beverage), Hive members $120 (includes one beverage), Event Website


Hong Kong Open Air Cinema Club: Forrest Gump

Over at the Hive in Central, Hong Kong Open Air Cinema Club is showing the 1994 heartwarmer Forrest Gump with Tom Hanks in his Oscar-winning role about the slow-witted man from Alabama with a kind heart who achieves surprising success in life.

When: 20 April 2018
Where: the Hive Central
Tickets: General $150 (includes one beverage), Hive members $120 (includes one beverage), Event Website


Container Port Tour and BBQ

Container port tour

Get off the normal tourist route and join Hong Kong Yachting for an unforgettable tour on a boat trip discovering one of the largest and busiest container ports in the world.

When:     22 April 2018
Where:    Central Pier 10
Tickets:  $900 per adult, $760 per child includes tour, BBQ lunch and drinks, Event Website


A Family Affair: Cambodian Children’s Fund HK Fundraising Gala

Join Cambodian Children’s Fund for a glamourous, fun-filled night of real stories, impact and positive change to support the organization’s work to inspire and uplift some of the poorest children in Cambodia.

When:     27 April 2018
Where:    Diamond Ballroom, The Ritz-Carlton
Tickets:  Early Bird tickets from $2700, Ticketflap


2018 Bun Carnival

Bun festival mountains

The 2018 Bun Carnival is set to include a variety of interesting activities such as training and selection for the Bun Scrambling competition, the actual competition and the Climbing Carnival where the public can enjoy the fun of bun tower climbing. THere will also be stall games, handicraft making, variety show, climbing demonstrations and colouring and drawing competitions.

When:     29 April – 23 May 2018
Where:    Pak Tai Temple Playground
For more information:  Event website


The KCC Cricket Ball: Hollywood meets Bollywood

Kowloon Cricket Club night of nights brings Hollywood meets Bollywood in a colourful and entertaining evening with world class DJs, sumptuous four course meal, and free flow drinks, including a designated cocktail bar. Dance the evening away to some Bollywood beats and dominate the dance floor with some classic Hollywood tunes in celebration of another cricket season.

When:     5 May 2018
Where:    Kowloon Cricket Club
Tickets:  From $588 for non-alcohol package, $788 for free flow, Ticketflap


Weave Co-Living: Unwind

Weave Co-Living, Hong Kong’s newest co-living company is hosting Unwind, a day full of festivities celebrating the beginning of summer for a great cause. Join in on a cocktail class, attend a comedy show, compete in a trivia competition, or explore your creative side with some art jamming all to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

When:     5 May 2018
Where:    Beef and Liberty, Lan Kwai Fong
Tickets:  $50 for afternoon festivities, $200 for comedy show, Ticketflap



This year, TEDx will be assembling a vivid cast of characters capable of stirring the imagination as never before around the theme of Emergence where they will pu tthe spotlight on changes that occur from the ground up.

When:     2 June 2018
Where:    The Vine, WanChai
Tickets:  Pre-register for tickets here


Dragon Boat Carnival 2018

Follow the lead of Hongkongers and make a party out of an ancient Chinese festival under the modern skyline of Victoria Harbour. Enjoy boats, beers and the cheers of hundreds of thousands of spectators as the world’s top dragon boat athletes battle it out over 3 days of intense racing.

When:     23 June 2018
Where:    Victoria Harbour
Tickets:  Free, For more information Eventbrite

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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

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


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