The Best Things to do This Week: 16 August 2019

Let us inspire you with our pick of what's on around Hong Kong this week, 16 August 2019!

Best of What's on in Hong Kong 16 August 2019

Planning for the week ahead? Let us help with these highlights of what’s on in HK this week 16 August 2019. Want more? Check out our comprehensive what’s on guide with full listings for the months ahead here and our family-friendly what’s on guide here.

POSTPONED. Trevor Noah: Loud & Clear

Trevor Noah

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

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


HK Ballet: Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Take a high-flying adventure to Neverland with the Asian premiere of Septime Weber’s Peter Pan! With vibrant choreography that combines classical ballet, clever slapstick and a touch of hip hop to an original score performed live by Hong Kong Sinfonietta, this show is perfect for the whole family.

When:     16-18 August 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Tickets:  From $140, Urbtix


Eugene Pao Jazz Organ Trio

Eugene Pao

Eugene Pao Jazz Organ Trio, featuring Eugene Pao on guitar, Bob Morcarsky on keys and Tzu Yu Huang Fish on drums will perform for two magical nights this weekend.

When:     16-17 August 2019
Where:    Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Facebook Event


First Taste of Kinship


Be some of the first to try newly opened Kinship by Chefs Arron Rhodes & Chris Grare. A rustic but elegant space where family comes first and bold flavours inspired by the chefs’ world travels all make Kinship special.

When:     20 August 2019
Where:    Kinship, Central
Tickets:  $688 includes a 6-course meal and 2 complimentary drinks, Ticketflap


Alice in Wonderland

Young children will love to follow along on Alice’s journey in this delightful ballet version of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Meant for ages 2 and up.

When:     21 August 2019
Where:    Yuen Long Theatre Auditorium
Tickets:  From $120, Urbtix


Summer Fun @ The Peak

There’s a summer party happening way up top at The Peak with fun performances and activities for the whole family: bubble shows, magic performances, balloon twisting, juggling stilts and a special Bamboo Grasshopper Handcraft Workshop by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups.

When:      Until September 1 2019
Where:     The Peak
For more information: Event Website 


Test Kitchen Pop-Up

Miduna test kitchen pop-up

Chef Selassie Atadika of Miduna, a nomadic and private dining enterprise in Accra, Ghana will bring her unique brand of new African cuisine to Hong Kong this August. For four nights, the chef will serve up a plant-forward nine-course menu which will showcase African flavours whilst highlighting the best of local HK produce.

When:     21-24 August 2019
Where:    Test Kitchen, Sai Ying Pun
Tickets:  From $980, Event Website


The Chainsmokers: Live in Hong Kong

The Chainsmokers

Grammy award-winning and Billboard chart-topping duo The Chainsmokers are bringing their highly anticipated World War Joy Live to Hong Kong as a part of their 7-city Asia tour this summer.

When:     23 August 2019
Where:    Arena, AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau
Tickets:  From $588, HK Ticketing


Sip the Sunset

Sip the SUnset

This new mixology experience, in collaboration with Hennessy V.S.O.P., will feature guest bartender Shelley Tai and Terrible Baby’s head mixologist Edgar Santillan. Enjoy 2 hours of free flow End of Summer Cocktails inspired by golden sunsets while chilling live DJ music on the terrace.

When:     22 August 2019
Where:    Terrible Baby, Eaton HK
Tickets:  $180, Ticketflap


Think of a Market: Love to Share @ SummerFest

Think of a market at Summerfest

Set along the Central Harbourfront, this is one of the Territory’s largest markets for brilliant designers across Asia. On display are the collections of innovative designs, lifestyle items, gourmet foods, music and much more.

When:     23 August 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  Free, Event Website


Hong Kong International Egyptian Folklore and Oriental Dance Festival

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

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


Juggy D Live in Hong Kong

Juggy D Live

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

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


Panta Rei Danseteater: Lullaby

Panta Rei Danseteater

Lullaby juxtaposes the countries labeled as the ‘axis of evil’ and the humanity of their traditional lullabies. This unique production explores themes of masculinity, friendship, and rivalry while questioning the state of international politics.

When:     22-23, 27-28 August 2019
Where:    ArtisTree, Quarry Bay
Tickets:  $180, Ticketflap


Curiocity Hong Kong


Curiocity Hong Kong looks like it will be a very cool experience. The interactive exhibition is aimed at encouraging people to be more present in everyday life. You’re encouraged to touch, play and even taste the installations around you, with unique rooms like “‘What Life Throws At You”, where you can tackle you fears in a giant ping pong pit.

When:      Until 11 September
Where:     The Annex, Central
Tickets:     From $168, Event Website


Summerfest 2019


[email protected] Harbourfront is a major summer programme that transforms the Central Harbourfront Event Space into a series of free-to-public summer events. This year, they will return with more than 25 free events and activities to create a variety of fun summer happenings for the public to enjoy.

When:     26 June – 1 September 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront (Entrance near Tamar Park)
For more information:  Event Website


Want to find more events around Hong Kong? Check out our complete what’s on guide here.

What's on in Hong Kong


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