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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 


Bloodest Saxophone at Foxglove

Bloodest Saxophone is back at Foxglove with their unique, vintage sound. The Japanese jazz band is performing four shows at Foxglove which are sure to be evenings full of bebop jazz, elegant surroundings and tasty drinks.

When:     23-25 March 2017
Where:    Foxglove, Central
Tickets:  From $480, Ticketflap


Fifth Harmony The 7/27 Tour Live in Hong Kong

Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony is an outstanding girl group organized by Simon Cowell formed in the second season of The X Factor US in 2012. The group’s second album, 7/27 is the latest of their accomplishments and will be showcased at this concert.

When:     31 March 2017
Where:    Asia World-Expo, Lantau
Tickets:  From $890, HKTicketing



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

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


The Red Stripes – Island Vibes

The Red Stripes

Catch one of Hong Kong’s best and most energetic Ska and Soul bands for the first time this April. The performance features a line-up of a dozen accomplished musicians in a laid-back venue.

When:     1 April 2017
Where:    Cafe Isara, Lantau Island
Tickets:  $100 Ticketflap


HK Sevens Kick Off Concert

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

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


Da-Bangg: The Tour

One of the biggest Bollywood concerts around is coming to Hong Kong this April for the first time. Headlined by such stars as Salman Khan, the Sultan of Bollywood, Vivacious – Sonakshi Sinha, Sexy Siren – Bipasha Basu and more, the show will take place in the beautiful Central Harbourfront Event Space overlooking the skyline. The idea of the show is to bring together people from all walks of life to enjoy a show and see their favourite stars perform live.

When:     16 April 2017
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space, Central
Tickets:  From $499, Website


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 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


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

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Theatre & Dance

HK Ballet: Coppelia

Coppelia Ballet

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

For more information

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


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


West Side Story

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

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


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

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


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

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Check out our guide to Hong Kong’s unofficial art week here.

art Basel Hong Kong

Geneyclee Gallery Showcasing Hong Kong Artists

watercolour by Pei Chung

Geneyclee Gallery will be showcasing work by two Hong Kong Artists,  Pei Chung and Adwin Yau Wai Hoi, on Level 5 of the Island Shangri-La Hotel in Central. Find out more in this post.

When:     1 March – 31 May 2017
Where:    Island Shangri-La Hotel, Central
For more information:  Event website


26:62 – Joanne Chan’s Solo Exhibition at Geneyclee Gallery

Joanne Chan will have her first solo exhibition titled “26:62” this March at Geneyclee Gallery. Joanne is a recent graduate of Chelsea College of Art in London. The exhibition will feature her large scale spray-paint paintings and smaller drawings on paper.

When:     10-31 March 2017
Where:    Genecycle Gallery, Sunbeam Centre, Kowloon
For more information:  Website


HKwalls Street Art Festival

HKwalls Exhibition

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

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


Art Central

Art Central

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

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


Twenty Five Minutes Older

25 Minutes Older

Hong Kong Artist Kingley Ng’s Twenty Five Minutes Older will create an altered reality and allow tram passengers to experience Hong Kong in a new way – in reverse. Capturing images of passing street life, the scenes displayed inside the tram will be accompanied by spoken extracts from Liu Yichang’s popular stream-of-consciousness novella ‘Tete-beche.’ The project is presented as part of Art Basel’s Hong Kong Show.

When:     20-28 March, 2017
Where:    The Pawn/Western Market
Tickets:  Free, Ticketflap


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


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

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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

Children’s Bookfest by Bookazine

Back by popular demand, the third edition of Bookazine’s Children’s Bookfest is on for this March. The festival celebrates children’s literature through a variety of activities including storytelling sessions, literature-related arts and craft activities, author signings, character appearances, a delightful outdoor library and more.

When:     26 March 2017
Where:    The Repulse Bay
Tickets:  Free Event. For more information: Facebook Page


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

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

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


“Voyage To Fantasy” by the Hong Kong Symphonic Winds

Voyage to Fantasy Hong Kong Symphonic Winds

This orchestral performance by the Hong Kong Symphonic Winds travels through four realms of fantasy and mysticism including Pocahontas’ homeland, the Arctic Queen’s Frozen world, the mysterious, long-forgotten city Laputa, and the magical Land of Oz.

When:     14 April 2017
Where:    Hong Kong City Concert Hall, Central
Tickets:  From $100, Urbtix


Geronimo Stilton Live in the Kingdom of Fantasy

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

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


Dr. Bunhead’s Blast Off!

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

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


The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

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

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

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Shopping & Markets

Sai Kung Sunday Market

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


Discovery Bay Sunday Market

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

Where:  Discovery Bay Plaza
When:    9 April 2017
Tickets: Free event more info


Shopping Hong Kong Spring Event

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

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

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Health & Wellness

Pure Yoga Free Community Classes

Pure Yoga Community Classes

This March, Pure Yoga is offering free #YogaForAll community classes at Pure Yoga locations and a special outdoor class at The Peak. The complimentary classes are held weekly and are open to both Pure cardholders and non-cardholders. The series is designed to be appropriate for both regular yogis and beginners.

When:     16-29 March 2017
Where:    Pure Yoga locations and The Peak
For more information:  Website


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

Intelligence Squared Debate – Social Media is Killing Art
Intelligence Squared

This live debate presented in English by Intelligence Squared will tackle both sides of the controversial idea that “Social Media is Killing Art.” Those who are against social media will present ideas that favor artworks being appreciated in person and the importance of galleries and museums to the art world. Those who are fans of digital art will present their ideas as well, embracing the internet as the medium of the age.

When:     23 March 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
Tickets:  $300, HKTicketing


2017 GFI HKFC 10S

Sixteen teams including former internationals, Sevens stars and other top pro players will compete for the Bill Burgess Cup in the 32nd edition of the GFI HKFC 10s this April. The event sits in the middle of Hong Kong’s Rugby Week and includes a public After Party on Thursday evening complete with live music and free-flow adult beverages.

When:     5-6 April 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Football Club, Happy Valley
Tickets:  From $100, Ticketflap


Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens
Cathay Pacific

Hong Kong’s loves rugby and loves to party, so no wonder the Sevens is a HK institution.  15 participating teams from the 2016/2017 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and South Korea will battle it out in front of a packed and lively stadium.

When:     7-9 April 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Stadium
Tickets:  From $2275, Viagogo


2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

UCI Track Cycling World Championships

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

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


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

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