What’s On in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's most comprehensive guide to what's on over the coming months. We've done all the legwork and found these events that we know you'll love!

What's on in Hong Kong

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Find our pick of family-friendly events in this post & our pick of what’s on this week here!

Or, if life looks like more work than play these days, check out this roundup of Professional Networking and Training Events

What’s On This Weekend 24-26 January 2020

Yvonne Barrie Quintet @ Peel Fresco
Australia Day Bushfire Fundraiser @ The Wanch
Sybil Thomas and her Bluesboyzz @ Peel Fresco
Tong Chong Street Market @ One Taikoo Place
Chinese New Year Special @ The Riff
Comedy Showcase @ The Riff
Charity Yoga for Wild Animals in Australia @ Central Pier 10
Aussie Fire Relief SWEAT + YOGA @ Tamar Park
Australia Day Rooftop Party @ Feather & Bone
Folk & Fun Music Night @ The Aftermath Bar
The AIA Carnival @ Central Harbourfront
The Great Circus of Europe @ Central Harbourfront
Bansky: Genius or Vandal Exhibition
Let’s Do Lunch @ Tai Kwun
Hong Kong Story Walk @ House 1881
Hong Kong Themed Embroidery Workshop @ Make and Do Hong Kong

Music

Yvonne Barrie Quintet

Yvonne Barrie

Yvonne who hails originally from Scotland, has worked as a vocalist for many years and has called Hong Kong home for the last 5. Yvonne performs regularly in the city with her jazz quintet the YBQ with saxophonist husband, Bruce as well as Toshi Horiguchi on keys, Chin-Zhe Tan on bass and Andy Gander on drums.

When:     24 January 2020
Where:    Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Facebook

 

Australia Day Bushfire Fundraiser w/ The Budgie Smugglers

The Wanch is hosting this Bushfire Fundraiser on Australia Day with proceeds and donations going to Red Cross Australia, Wildlife Victoria & Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. Steve Fuller, Glen Alfred Lyman and The Budgie Smugglers will be providing the music.

When:     25 January 2020
Where:    The Wanch, Wan Chai
Tickets:  No cover charge, Facebook

 

Sybil Thomas and her Bluesboyzz

Sybil Thomas

Sybil Thomas was born to sing and is one of the favourite performers at Peel Fresco. This will be Sybil’s last gig in Hong Kong before she goes back to the United States.

When:     25 January 2020
Where:    Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Facebook

 

Deborah & The Big Band Express

Magician by Deborah

Deborah Mannas will join forces with the Big BandExpress and guest singer Dennis Chan for a delightful evening of iconic jazz covers and a number of her originals, done Big BandExpress style.

When:     8 February 2020
Where:    MM Cafe & Lounge, Central
Tickets:  From $230, Ticketflap

 

Stiff Little Fingers

Stiff Little Fingers

For the first time in their 42-year career, Northern Ireland Punk Pioneers Stiff Little Fingers will come to Hong Kong to celebrate the anniversary of their seminal debut album – Inflammable Material.

When:     11 February 2020
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $490, Ticketflap

 

DYGL x Manic Sheep Hong Kong Show

DYGL

DYGL (pronounced ‘day-glo’) is an alterative indie-rock band consisting of members Nobuki Akiyama, Kohei Kamoto, Yotaro Kachi, and Yosuke Shimonaka. They’ll play alongside up-and-coming Shoegaze and Noise Rock group Manic Sheep.

When:     20 February 2020
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  Free, Register on Eventbrite

 

Clockenflap Presents: Pixies

Pixies

The one and only alternative rock band Pixies will make their Hong Kong debut as a part of the Clockenflap Presents series of concerts.

When:     3 March 2020
Where:    KITEC Rotunda 2
Tickets:  $590, Ticketflap

 

HOMESHAKE Live

HOMESHAKE

HOMESHAKE is the solo musical project of Montreal-based singer-songwriter and musician Peter Sagar. He will perform live in Hong Kong this March.

When:     4 March 2020
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $340, Ticketflap

 

Omar Apollo

omar apollo

Psych pop’s latest star, Omar Apollo will make his Hong Kong debut as a part of the Clockenflap Presents series of concerts.

When:     5 March 2020
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $410, Ticketflap

 

AliAliVe 2020 Around the World

AliAlive 2020

AliA is a six piece rock band with members including vocalist AYAME, guitarist Okamura Eren, keyboard TKT, violinist RINA, bassist SEIYA and drummer BOB. They’ll be returning to Hong Kong as a part of their 2020 world tour.

When:     6 March 2020
Where:    Musiczone @ E-MAX
Tickets:  From $350, Cityline

 

Bruno Major

Bruno Major

The British singer-songwriter who first came into the limelight with his ‘A Song For Every Moon’ project – where he wrote, recorded and released a new song every month for one year, will be performing in Hong Kong as a part of the Clockenflap Presents series.

When:     6 March 2020
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $360, Ticketflap

 

Christopher Asia Tour 2020

Christopher

Popular Danish pop musician Christopher will come back to Hong Kong with his new album Under the Surface as a part of his Asia Tour 2020.

When:     8 March 2020
Where:    KITEC Music Zone
Tickets:  From $480, Ticketflap

 

Fat White Family Live in HK

Fat White Family

Fat White Family has stormed the UK with two exceptional albums. They’ll make their Hong Kong debut as a part of their upcoming world tour on the heels of their third album release – Serfs Up!

When:     10 March 2020
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  From $360, Ticketflap

 

Handel’s Messiah

The Cantabile Symphony Chorus will perform Handel’s Messiah in its entirety along with the Cantabile Baroque Orchestra with distinguished soloists.

When:     13-15 March 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  $200, Urbtix

 

Marilyn Manson

Iconic shock-rocker, Marilyn Manson, is taking his greatest works to Hong Kong for the first time in this live show.

When:     18 March 2020
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo
Tickets:  $898, Live Nation

 

Yungblud

Yung Blud

London-based artist Yungblud will bring his rebel-minded hip-hop infused rock-and-roll to Hong Kong as a part of his Twisted Tales of the Ritalin Club Tour.

When:     18 March 2020
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  From $380, Ticketflap

 

Green Day Live in Hong Kong

Green Day

Green Day will visit Hong Kong on their global stadium tour that comes on the heels of their recently released single, ‘Father Of All…’ – the lead track on their forthcoming 13th studio album of the same name.

When:     20 March 2020
Where:    Arena, AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau
Tickets:  From $588, HK Ticketing

 

Chet Lam

Chet Lam

Hong Kong singer-songwriter Chet Lam attempts to re-create impressions of his home town through music inspired by the stories of his upbringing.

When:     21-22 March 2020
Where:    Macpherson Stadium
Tickets:  From $498, Live Nation

 

HYUKOH

HYUKOH

Indie rock icon HYUKOH is making a return to Hong Kong. All of their previous shows in Hong Kong have sold-out, so don’t miss the chance to get tickets!

When:     25 March 2020
Where:    Star Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  Live Nation

 

Black Flag

Black Flag

For the very first time, the godfathers of hardcore will bring their mayhem to Hong Kong in this live show.

When:     26 March 2020
Where:    Hidden Agenda: This Town Needs, Yau Tong
For more information:  Facebook

 

Sonar Hong Kong 2020

Sonar

Sonar Hong Kong will make its hugely anticipated return with UK superstar Stormzy confirmed to close the SonarVillage. The festival will showcase its inimitable mix of pioneering music, creativity and technology across multiple stages.

When:     28 March 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Science Park
Tickets:  From $780, Ticketflap

 

Ryuichi Sakamoto feat. Shiro Takatani: dis-play

Ryuichi Sakamoto

By combining his electronic music with visual compositions from Visual Director Shiro Takatani, legendary Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto will provide Hong Kong fans with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience his one-of-a-kind audio-visual work at Freespace.

When:     3-4 April 2020
Where:    The Box, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:  From $1180, Event Website

 

Life is Valuable – Charity Concert for the Alleviation of Poverty

SOCO Charity Concert

A range of different artists will perform in a multi-disciplinary program to benefit the Society for Community Organization.

When:     20 April 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $500, Ticketflap

 

Jazz Marathon for the International Jazz Day

The greatest jazz party of the year will feature a marathon of jazz concerts all day long. There will be two sessions with great jazz bands representing a range of different jazz styles and backgrounds.

When:     25 April 2020
Where:    Queen Elizabeth Stadium Arena, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $160, Urbtix

 

Akira Yamaoka Tour

Akira Yamaoka

Composer and producer of the Silent Hill series, Akira Yamaoka will perform a live performance in Hong Kong.

When:     30 April 2020
Where:    KITEC Music Zone
Tickets:  From $350, Ticketflap

 

The Oscar Maestro: Alexandre Desplat

Alexandre Desplat

Alexandre Desplat has composed original scores for over 170 films including Argo, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The King’s Speech, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Lust, Caution. He will conduct signature works and transport us back to revisit touching moments in the films.

When:     1 May 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $480, Ticketflap

 

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK

J-rock icon ONE OK ROCK will return to Hong Kong in their ‘Eye of the Storm Asia Tour’.

When:     22 May 2020
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Arena
Tickets:  Details TBA, Live Nation

 

Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water World Tour

Avril Lavigne

Pop rock icon and global recording superstar Avril Lavigne will stop in Hong Kong on her highly anticipated ‘Head Above Water’ tour.

When:     24 May 2019
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau
Tickets:  From $488, HK Ticketing

 

Lea Salonga: The Voice of Broadway

Lea Salonga

Broadway Diva Lea Salonga will close the HK Phil season this year. Alongside ‘The Human Heart’ from Once On This Island she will also sing songs from popular musicals and Disney movies.

When:     3-4 July 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  From $480, Ticketflap

 

Billie Ellish: Where Do We Go? World Tour

Billie Ellish

Rising teenage singer-songwriter Billie Ellish will be performing her Hong Kong debut as a part of her ‘Where Do We Go?’ world tour.

When:     30 August 2020
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Arena
Tickets:  On Sale from February 5, Live Nation


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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

Tong Chong Street Market

Tong Chong Street Market

Tong Chong Street Market has grown to become the go-to place for gourmet street food. Now they’re bringing the popular foodie festival to the weekdays with a new focus on healthy, organic flavours this January and February.

When:     2 January – 28 February 2020
Where:   One Taikoo Place
For more information: Taikoo Place Website

 

Get Redressed Secondhand Pop-up Shop

Get Redressed Pop-Up

The Get Redressed Secondhand Pop-up Shop has beautiful and unique secondhand and sample stock items. They’ll be selling women’s men’s and children’s clothes from designer, vintage and high street brands in a mix of sizes with proceeds to benefit Redress.

When:     3-12 February 2020
Where:    The Annex, Central
For more information:  Event Website

 

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

The popular outdoor market is back. Shop for handmade crafts, hand-crafted soaps, jewellery, clothing and sample delicious foods (plus take some home with you), while supporting local businesses.

When:      9 February, 8 March, 19 April, 10 May, 14 June 2020
Where:     Discovery Bay
For more information: Event Website

 

Sustainable Sunday Market

Kafnu x Gwen’s Boutique are hosting this eco-conscious afternoon filled with workshops, speakers and green brands.

When:     23 February 2020
Where:    Kafnu Hong Kong, Hung Hom Bay
For more information:  Facebook


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Theatre & Dance

The National Folkloric Dance Troupe of Egypt

Egypt’s National Folkloric Dance Troupe performs around the world each year in a show that displays the country’s rich and vibrant dance culture. Don’t miss their first every performance in Hong Kong.

When:     22-23 January 2020
Where:    Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall, Central
Tickets:  From $450, Ticketflap

 

Hong Kong Cool: Ballet x Fashion

HK Cool Ballet and Fashion

The Hong Kong Ballet production Hong Kong Cool: Ballet x Fashion celebrates the legacy of ballet choreographers and fashion designers collaborating and inspiring each other to greater artistic heights.

When:     6-8 February 2020
Where:    The Box, Freespace, West Kowloon
Tickets:  From $200, Event Website

 

Bristol Old Vic – Cyrano

Bristol Old Vic - Cyrano

This epic love story which was immortalised on film by Gerard Depardieu and Steve Martin is transformed in a dazzling new verse adaptation by Peter Oswald in a production that will make you fall in love all over again.

When:     12-16 February 2020
Where:    Lyric Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $210, HK Ticketing

 

Shakespeare in the Park – Twelfth Night

Shakespeare in the Park

Enjoy a night under the stars this Valentine’s Day weekend by attending Shakespeare in the Park! There will be 3 showings of Twelfth Night. Bring your blankets, cushions and refreshments!

When:     14-16 February 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Olympic Square
Tickets:  Free admission, Facebook

 

The Winter’s Tale

With a setting that is interspersed between a colonial 1920s and the modern day, The Winter’s Tale embarks on a sad, but redeeming and optimistic, journey as two families fall prey to a tragic happening born of jealousy and blind hatred. Yet, hope defies both time and distance.

When:     15 February 2020
Where:    Sheung Wan Civic Centre Lecture Hall
Tickets:  $220, Urbtix

 

RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq The World

RuPaul's drag race - werq the world

The official RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour is returning with an all new production for 2020! Mission leader Michelle Visage is on a journey to save the universe with the help of her band of intergalactic queens!

When:     21-22 February 2020
Where:    AC Hall, Kowloon Tong
Tickets:  From $695, Ticketflap

 

Bavarian State Opera: Ariadne auf Naxos

Bavarian State Opera

The Munich cultural icon, Bavarian State Opera, is returning to the Hong Kong Arts Festival with the Hong Kong premiere of Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos – an opera about fidelity to love and art.

When:     21, 23 February 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre
For more information:  HK Arts Festival Website

 

The School For Wives

The School For Wives

This modern performance of Moliere’s great verse comedy L’Ecole des Femmes will tell the story of an insecure and conniving French gentelman who plans to marry his ward Agnes – a girl he has deliberately had poorly educated in order to mould her into a faithful and submissive wife. Performed in French with English and Chinese surtitles.

When:     28-29 February 2020
Where:    HKAPA, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $260, HK Ticketing

 

Rasputin

Rasputin

Ballet superstar Sergei Polunin will dance the role of the mystic Grigori Rasputin in a new dance drama that explores the psychological depths of one of the most controversial figures in Russian history.

When:     2 March 2020
Where:    Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $200, HKAF Website

 

International Theater Amsterdam: After the Rehearsal/Persona

After the Rehearsal/Persona

With staging that is by turns sparse and spectacular, multiple award-winning director Ivo van Hove has reimagined the world occupied by characters created by the great Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman, drawing the audience deep into the multi-layered complexities of their psyches.

When:     5-7 March 2020
Where:    Lyric Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $220, HK Ticketing

 

Igor Moiseyev Ballet

Igor Moiseyev Ballet

Following its rapturous reception at the 2014 HKAF, the Igor Moiseyev Ballet is making a triumphant return to Hong Kong with two exciting programmes of inspired dance – World Choreographic Voyage and Festival Finale Legend of the Century.

When:     12-15 March 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Tickets:  From $200, Urbtix

 

Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil

The world famous Cirque du Soleil is returning to Hong Kong this spring with their show Amaluna – set on a mysterious island ruled by goddesses.

When:     2-26 April 2020 (Select Dates)
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  From $450, HK Ticketing

 

On View: Panorama

On View: Panorama

This cross-disciplinary exhibit examines how dancers present themselves to the camera, the audience and each other through a live dance performance and a dance film installation.

When:     17-19 April 2020
Where:    The Box, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:  $350, West Kowloon Cultural District

 

Fuerza Bruta

Fuerza Bruta

After a world tour that included nine successful years off-Broadway in New York, revolutionary immersive theatre performance Fuerza Bruta will make it’s Hong Kong debut this May.

When:     12 May 2020
Where:    Freespace, West Kowloon Art Park
Tickets:  From $780, West Kowloon Cultural District


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Comedy

Ready, Steady, Go

Hong Kong Stories

Hong Kong Stories will host a night of storytelling where their storytellers will tell you about where their journeys have taken them.

When:     23 January 2020
Where:    Fringe Club, Central
Tickets:  $96 for Fringe members, $120 non-members, Ticketflap

 

The Riff: Chinese New Year Special

The Riff Chinese New Year Comedy Special Banner

This CNY, The Riff is hosting a special comedy show with Hong Kong’s top comedians including Vivek Mahbubani, Ben Quinlan, Garron Chiu, Tamby Chan and Andrew Chu.

When:     24 January 2020
Where:    The Riff, Central
Tickets:  $150, Ticketflap

 

The Riff: Standup Comedy Showcase

The Riff Standup Comedy Showcase

The Riff is hosting its first stand-up comedy showcase, featuring a diverse lineup. Comedians performing in the showcase include Mohammed Magdi, Maitreyi Karanth, Mahesh Mansigani, Pete Grella and Seth Waters.

When:     25 January 2020
Where:    The Riff, Central
Tickets:  From $150, Ticketflap

 

Raju Srivastava King of Comedy Live in Hong Kong

Raju Srivastava

Get ready for an epic night of laughter with King of Comedy Raju Srivastava for the very first time live in Hong Kong.

When:     15 February 2020
Where:    Y Theatre, Chai Wan
Tickets:  From $200, Facebook


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Health & Wellness

Charity Yoga for Wild Animals in Australia

All proceeds from this charity yoga event will go to WIRES, the Australian Wildlife Rescue Organisation.

When:     25 January 2020
Where:    Central Pier 10
Tickets:  $50 minimum donation, Facebook

 

Aussie Fire Relief SWEAT + YOGA

Aussie Fire Relief Sweat + Yoga

Get your sweat on at this yoga session with proceeds to benefit Aussie Fire Relief.

When:     26 January 2020
Where:    Tamar Park
Tickets:  $200, Eventbrite

 

Dreamscape II – Explore Inner Space

Dreamscape

Embark on a transcending journey into your inner space through a union of breathwork, electronic soundscapes, sound healing and meditation.

When:     8 February 2020
Where:    IKIGAI Wellness, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  $385, Eventbrite

 

Acro Yoga Workshop on Valentine’s Day

Acro Yoga Workshop

Would you like to practise AcroYoga (an acrobatics/yoga combo) and have fun doing yoga with your friend and partner? Here’s a chance! Experienced teacher and AcroYoga passionist will be leading this workshop on Valentine’s Day weekend.

When:     15 February 2020
Where:    SWCircleDance & Yoga, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  From $438, Facebook

 

The Splash Dash Relay

Splash Dash Relay

60 relay teams will raise money and swim as fast as they can to support Splash Foundation, the Hong Kong charity that uses swimming to empower and connect under-resourced communities. This is a fun event for people of all ages and abilities (bring the kids!) and all levels are invited to participate as long as they can swim 50 meters.

When:     29 March 2020
Where:    Canadian international School
For more information:  Event Website

 

Spartan East Asia Series Hong Kong

Spartan East Asia Hong Kong Series

The 18th Spartan Hong Kong Race is now open for registration. This time there will be a Sprint race held at Night for the first time ever and the Elite and Age Group Super Race will be the first race of the 2020 East Asia Regional Series.

When:     18 April 2020
Where:    Kam Tin Country Club, Kam Tin
For more information:  Facebook


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Food & Drink

East Meets West Beer Tasting with Tai Wai Beer

Tai Wai Beer

Join this tasting event to taste the unique flavours of Western tea and Chinese tea infused beers brought to you by Tai Wai Beer.

When:     23 January 2020
Where:    The Hive, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $84.79, Eventbrite

 

Australia Day Rooftop Party

Feather & Bone Mid-Levels Terrace

To mark Australia Day in true Aussie fashion, Feather & Bone will host an afternoon of delicious eats and no-fuss bevvies on their Mid-Levels rooftop. Expect free-flow frothies, wine and gin & tonics by Four Pillars and Capi.

When:     25 January 2020
Where:    Feather & Bone, Mid-Levels
Tickets:  $600, Event Website

 

Cognac Masterclass

Cognac Masterclass

Enjoy an expert introduction to the 250-year-old spirit, Cognac, over this 1.5-hour cognac tasting masterclass Mathieu Jeannin, Asia Pacific Manager of Hine.

When:     4 February 2020
Where:    The Hive, Kennedy Town
Tickets:  From $180, Facebook

 

Chakai: Japanese Tea Tasting & Language

Chakai tea Tasting

Japanese tea expert Ms. Yuki Futami will demonstrate the key steps of preparing Japanese tea. Ttaste several types of Japanese Sencha teas and learn simple Japanese words and phrases related to tea.

When:     7 February 2020
Where:    Playground.work, Central
Tickets:  $200, Ticketflap

 

Global Drink Wine Day

Global Drink Wine Day

The purpose of Global Drink Wine Day is to spread the love and health benefits of wine. Join The Flying Winemaker as they pop open a few bottles of their favourite reds, whites and roses to celebrate drinking delicious wine!

When:     18 February 2020
Where:    The Flying Winemaker, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $350, Facebook

 

The 6th Vegetarian Food Asia and the 9th LOHAS Expo

LOHAS

Hong Kong’s largest vegetarian and green living exhibition, Vegetarian Food Asia and LOHAS Expo 2020 will feature a wide variety of vegetarian and green living products from around the world through the three show days.

When:     21-23 February 2019
Where:    Hall 3F, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
For more information:  Event Website

 

International Women’s Day 2020 Gala Lunch

This lunch in celebration of International Women’s Day will feature industry-leading guest speakers and speakers from The Women’s Foundation programme participants.

When:     2 March 2020
Where:    Conrad Hong Kong
Tickets:  From $2013.81, Eventbrite

 

World Wildlife Day Charity Luncheon

The Hopes and Heroes Charity Luncheon will raise funds for WildAid. There will be a luncheon in the beautiful Sky Lounge at Upper House in Pacific Place accompanied with a special silent auction and raffle.

When:     3 March 2020
Where:    Sky Lounge, the Upper House, Admiralty
Tickets:  From $250, Facebook

 

Women of Wine Festival 2020

Women of Wine Festival

The Women of Wine Festival is back! With a bigger venue, livelier programme and diverse lifestyle activities, visit the festival to have some fun and celebrate women making movement.

When:     11 March 2019
Where:    HKEX Connect Hall, Central
Tickets:  From $350 for two, Facebook

 

World Malbec Day

To celebrate the excellence of World Malbec Day, taste 6 unique and diverse Malbecs that show off the true essence and versatility of this wonderful varietal.

When:     17 April 2020
Where:    The Flying Winemaker, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $400, Facebook


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Nightlife

Folk & Fun Music Night

Gutter Gospel Revue

The Aftermath Bar is hosting a fun night with one of Hong Kong’s best folk bands – The Gutter Gospel Revue as well as R&B, funk and soul with the band Clave and duo, Karen/Arizton.

When:     24 January 2020
Where:    The Aftermath Bar, Central
Tickets:  Free, Facebook

 

Metal Night V

ARKM

If you are into hardcore metal, head down to Aftermath for Parallel Horizons, A R K M, and Wreckage of Progress.

When:     1 February 2020
Where:    The Aftermath Bar, Central
Tickets:  Free Entry, Facebook

 

My Big Fat Got Balls Wedding

This February 14th the Got Balls team are bringing you a night full of wedding anthems, wacky prizes, dance-offs, awesome sponsored prizes, free flow beverages and 3 love-filled games of BINGO.

When:     14 February 2020
Where:    ClubONE, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Facebook

 

Indie Electro Disco

The Cutoffs

This isn’t your typical disco. The evening will  start with good ole indie rock from local band, All for One, and then electro band, The Cutoffs. Later you’ll be grooving to the beat with This Ain’t No Disco DJ Keith Holden and drummer, Kent Foran.

When:     14 February 2020
Where:    The Aftermath Bar, Central
Tickets:  Free Entry, Facebook

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Sports

Superbowl LIV Live Screening

Super Bowl LIV Live Screening

Te Quiero Mucho’s Central and Southside locations will both be screening the NFL Super Bowl LIV with 2 hour free-flow Margaritas, beer and wine available. There will also be a wholesome breakfast available on the a la carte menu.

When:     3 February 2020
Where:    Te Quiero Mucho Central and Southside Locations
For more information:  Facebook

 

Fini’s Super Bowl Viewing Event

Fini's Super Bowl Viewing Event

The Super Bowl LIV is set to be one of the most-watched games worldwide. Fini’s will, once again, hold their annual fun-filled live Super Bowl viewing party at both of their locations.

When:     3 February 2020
Where:    Fini’s Wan Chai and SoHo
For more information:  Facebook (Wan Chai), Facebook (SoHo)

 

Longines Masters Hong Kong

Longines Masters

The Longines Masters is a weekend of  heart-pounding competition by the world’s top show jumping riders and horses with world-class entertainment, fashion and gastronomy. Early bird tickets are available on Cityline until 23 November using code EBIRDHK.

When:     14-16 February 2020
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo
For more information:  Event Website

 

HKU Sandy Bay RFC 30th Anniversary Ball

Sandy Bay is celebrating their 30th season and are celebrating by throwing themselves a big, glitzy night out with great food, free-flow drinks, guest speakers and top-class entertainment from Tess Collins and her band.

When:     29 February 2020
Where:    Harbour Grand Hotel
For more information:  Facebook

 

Just MMA

Just MMA

Some of the region’s most exciting mixed martial artists will gather in front of the Hong Kong crowd as Just MMA returns with their 4th edition.

When:     13 March 2020
Where:    Southorn Stadium, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $300, Ticketflap

 

Hong Kong Rugby 7s

HK Rugby Sevens

The 2020 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens will see the Men’s and Women’s Sevens Series unite in Hong Kong for the first time across what is set to be one of the most spectacular and compelling weekends in global rugby.

When:     3-5 April 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Stadium
Tickets:  Ticket Ballot is Now Open on 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.

Bombshell
The Great Grandmaster
Enter the Fat Dragon
Dolittle
The Rescue
Young and Dangerous 5
All’s Well End’s Well 2020

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The AIA Carnival

AIA Carnival

THE AIA Carnival is Hong Kong’s not-to-be-missed traditional European Carnival with a futuristic modern twist. New thrilling rides will be making their debut, complemented by exciting games with adorable prizes, a wide range of irresistible carnival treats, and fun photo ops, promising to bring you the most memorable carnival experience.

When:     12 December 2019 – 16 February 2020
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information:  Event Website

 

The Great Circus of Europe

Circus

The Great Circus of Europe will return for its third year to unearth a new range of never-seen-before acts under the Big Top at the Carnival. This fantastic family show is sure to become the talk of the town and will leave you gaping in disbelief as you witness awe-inspiring and death-defying acts mixed with a touch of comedy and laughter. There’s a 2-for-1 ticket offer from 2 to 24 January.

When:     12 December 2019 – 16 February 2020
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  From $200, Event Website

 

Banksy: Genius or Vandal Exhibition

Banksy girl with the baloon

Banksy, the British artist whose identity is still unknown, is considered one of the main contemporary street art icons. Hong Kong will be the first city in Asia to hold this exhibition featuring an impressive audio-visual installation and a silkscreen of the Girl with Balloon series.

When:     20 December 2019 – 1 March 2020
Where:    Portal 6311, Kowloon Bay
Tickets:  From $180, Event Website

 

Let’s Do Lunch @ Tai Kwun

Lets Do Lunch at Tai Kwun

Let’s Do Lunch sheds light on the lives of Central’s workers outside of the office, exploring how the district’s unique lunch culture helps nurture social cohesion among a diverse group of people harbouring different identities.

When:     20 December 2019 – 8 February 2020
Where:    Duplex Studio at Block 01, Tai Kwun
Tickets:  Free admission, guided tours available, Book pass on Tai Kwun’s Website

 

Hong Kong Story Walk

Hong Kong Story Walk

This new exhibition within the city’s cultural landmark, House 1881 features the work of local micro-modeling studio, TOMA Miniatures, with five different zones, each displaying mini replicas of classic Hong Kong ‘stories’. It offers a nostalgic walk through the city’s cultural heritage, celebrating some of its most treasured rituals, traditions and memories.

When:     16 January – 8 March 2020
Where:    House 1881, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  Free entry, Event Website

 

Chinese New Year Handcraft Workshop

Let’s celebrate the Year of the Rat with a traditional craft. Join this workshop to learn more about the Chinese New Year myths while making your own decoration.

When:     23 January 2020
Where:    Banyan Workspace, Quarry Bay
Tickets:  $50, Facebook

 

Hong Kong Themed Embroidery Workshop

Hong Kong Themed Embroidery Workshop

What better way to celebrate your love of Hong Kong than to create a beautiful embroidery hoop inspired by this wonderful city. You’ll get an opportunity in this workshop.

When:     25 January 2020
Where:    Make and Do Hong Kong, Chai Wan
Tickets:  $550, Facebook

 

Brush Stroke Lettering & Bullet Journal Workshop

Bullet Journal Workshop

Make and Do Hong Kong are collaborating with LittleThings JC in a workshop that teaches the basics of brush stroke lettering and introduces students to bullet journals.

When:     28 January 2020
Where:    Make and Do Hong Kong, Chai Wan
Tickets:  $650, Facebook

 

Valentines Workshops at Brick Lane

Attend these fun afternoon workshops to create your own Valentines present and savour tasty treats, homemade cake and more. On 1 February there will be a leather rose workshop led by LCM Leather Workshop and on the 9th of February there will be a Flower box workshop co-organised by Honeycomb Gleam.

When:     1, 9 February 2020
Where:    Brick Lane, Admiralty
Tickets:  From $300, Leather Rose Workshop, Flower Box Workshop

 

Tipsy Painting with Paula

Paint and drink your Monday blues away on a starlit rooftop. Paula Leon, the artist of the night will be guiding you on painting with acrylics with the theme of Spring.

When:     3 February 2020
Where:    Hmlet Hong Kong, Central
Tickets:  $200, Facebook

 

Paint & Sip: Valentine’s Day

Paint and Sip Valentine's Day

An artist will be leading this boozy painting workshop to help you get creative with your colours and mediums as you create personalized Valentine’s gifts.

When:     6 February 2020
Where:    the Hive Central
Tickets:  $264.98, Eventbrite

 

PHVLO HATCH Beauty Course

PHVLO HATCH Beauty Course

Demystify the world of beauty, understand ingredients and know what you are using. This two-hour course will feature a clean beauty talk followed by a DIY session where you’ll make your own skin cream.

When:     8 February 2020
Where:    PHVLO HATCH, Sham Shui Po
For more information:  Facebook

 

Cupido Rapido: Speed Gay-ting

Cupido Rapido

Te Quiero Mucho is spicing things up for Hong Kong gay male singles with Cupido Rapido. Meet the man of your dreams at this tequila-infused speed dating event with free-flow tacos and margaritas!

When:     12 February 2020
Where:    Te Quiero Mucho, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $318, Ticketflap

 

China Women’s Film Festival

China Woman's Film Festival

The third annual China Women’s Film Festival will include film screenings, meetings with directors, networking events for filmmakers, workshops and post-screening discussions.

When:     5-21 March 2020
Where:    Eaton House, Jordan
For more information:  Facebook

 

Art Basel

Art Basel

Art Basel returns for its eighth edition and brings together leading modern and contemporary art galleries from across the globe. Combined with stellar exhibitions and art events offered by cultural institutions, this year’s show promises to be an exciting week.

When:     18-21 March 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $250, HK Ticketing

 

Art Central 2020

Art Central 2020

Art Central will return to Central Harbourfront for its highly anticipated sixth edition. Alongside a strong lineup of regional and international galleries, the Fair will also feature a dynamic five-day programme of talks, performances, large-scale installations and the best places to eat during Hong Kong Art Week.

When:     18-22 March 2020
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  From $230, Ticketflap

 

Under the Sea – AWA Fundraiser Gala

AWA Under the Sea Fundraising Gala

The AWA is hosting their annual fundraiser gala with the theme of Under the Sea in support of local Hong Kong charities.

When:     28 March 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, Aberdeen
Tickets:  $2600, Event 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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