What’s Happening in Hong Kong – February

No couch-potatos here! Get inspired by our February events roundup.

31 Jan 2016 — By Catherine Stewart / The HK HUB / What's On
what to do in February Beardyman and Flawless

 

February is upon us and it’s time to make your going-out plans. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Hong Kong this month.


Music and Dance

Beardyman – One Album Per Hour

Beardyman

Travelling at the speed of thought, the world-class multi award-winning musician and comedian pushes the realms of possibility to produce studio quality compositions faster than most could imagine them. The vocal shaman will have you rocking with laughter and shaking your tail feather as a whole album is created live, based on your suggestions. This show has received rave reviews – don’t miss it!

When: 2 & 3 February

Where: Udderbelly, Central Harbourfront Event Space

Tickets:  $385  / Ticketflap 

Flawless

Flawless

Get ready for an awesome display of hip-hop, breakdancing and acrobatics with British street dance legends Flawless.


When: 2 February

Where: Udderbelly, Central Harbourfront

Tickets: From $385 / Ticketflap 

Hong Kong Sinfonietta: A Soldier’s story – The New Generation

An ageless tale of temptation, greed and deals with the devil is as relevant to Stravinsky’s Russia as it is to today’s Hong Kong. In this unique version of Stravinsky’s eclectic masterpiece, Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s Music Director Yip Wing-sie and choreographer Yuri Ng join hands in conceiving this “concert drama”.

When: 20 February

Where: Hong Kong City Hall Theatre


Tickets: From $180 / Urbtix

Mika

Multi-platinum pop star Mika will be playing an exclusive and intimate live set at The Vine in Wan Chai.

When: 22 February

Where: The Vine Centre, Wan Chai

Tickets: $590 / Ticketflap

 

Theatre

Vagina monologues

Vagina Monologues

Hailed by The New York Times as “funny” and “poignant” and by the Daily News as “intelligent” and “courageous,” The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Ms. Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences. This is the 7th annual charity performance to take place in Hong Kong. 100% of the proceeds will go to Helpers for Domestic Helpers.


When: 12 & 14 February

Where: Orange Peel, LKF

Tickets: From $200 /  VDay 

Into The Woods

Face Productions are bringing us Stephen Sondheim’s epic musical based on the Grimm brothers’ best known fairytale characters, framed by a moving story about a childless couple who long to have a family of their own.

When: 4-6 February

Where: City Hall


Tickets:  $395 /  Urbtix 

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

The Hong Kong Players are staging one of America’s most famous plays at the HK Arts Centre.

When: 17-20 February

Where: McAulay Studio, HK Arts Centre, Wanchai

Tickets: $280 / Urbtix 

HKAF Bristol Old Vic & National Theatre – Jane Eyre

A thrilling production based on Charlotte Bronte’s famous novel brought to you as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival.


When: 18 & 21 February

Where: The Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts

Tickets: From $280 /  HKTicketing 

Comedy

Piff the Magic Dragon

Direct from Las Vegas, ‘America’s Got Talent finalist Piff the Magic Dragon brings new tricks, old snacks and sweet, sweet prizes to Hong Kong.

When: 8-10 February

Where: Udderbelly, Central Harbourfront Event Space


Tickets: From $385 / Tickeflap 

 

Kids

Aliens Love Underpants

A zany and hilarious tale based on the best-selling children’s book, Alien’s Love Underpants comes to Hong Kong as part of Kidsfest .

When: 5-7 February

Where: The HK Academy for Performing Arts – Drama Theatre

Tickets: From $195 / HKTicketing

Dinosaur Zoo

dinosaur zoo show

From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, observe and interact with extraordinary life-like dinosaurs in this imaginative and hilarious live show. And don’t forget to ‘meet and greet’ the dinosaurs after the show!


When: 11-14 February

Where: Udderbelly, Central Harbourfront Event Space

Tickets: From $385 / Ticketflap 

Rooftop Urban Farming for Kids

rooftop republic urban farming for kids

Head to this green oasis on the roof of the Fringe Club for Rooftop Republic’s Urban Farming for Kids workshop. Through an interactive hands-on session, kids will enjoy a rooftop farm visit, learn about the different types of veggies, fruits and herbs, about the basics of growing organic veggies and herbs, where their food comes from, and what they need to start growing their own veggies at home.

When: 27 February 3pm

Where: The Fringe Club Central


Tickets: $380 / Rooftop Republic 

 

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Chinese New Year Flower Market

The annual Chinese New Year Flower Market in Victoria Park is your opportunity to pick up some auspicious blooms for the New Year celebrations. Colourful and crowded, this is a great visual treat for the whole family.

When: noon to midnight, 2-7 February. On New Year’s Eve 7 February it will be open until 6am on New Year’s Day (8 February)

Where: Victoria Park, Causeway Bay

Chinese New Year Night Parade

Elbow your way for a spot among the throngs on the main roads of Tsim Sha Tsui to see huge illuminated floats, stilt walkers and traditional dragon dancers.

When: 8 February, 8pm


Where: Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
– Parade starts with an opening ceremony at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui (For ticket holders only – visit the Hong Kong Tourism Board at the Star Ferry concourse to buy tickets)
– Proceeds along Canton Road, Haiphong Road, Nathan Road and Salisbury Road, and ends outside Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers. Viewing along the parade route is free.

Chinese New Year Fireworks

Victoria Harbour is where the jaw-dropping pyrotechnics take place, on the second day of Chinese New Year. So make your way to your preferred vantage point – along the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade on the Kowloon side or the Central waterfront promenade on the Hong Kong Island side – but seek out your spot nice and early.

When: 9 February, 8pm

Where: Victoria Harbour

Tickets: Free but get there early to claim a spot

 

Something Different

AIA Great European Carnival

Yes it’s still happening! Family fun at this European style carnival with rides, games, and street artists galore, in Central until 21 February.


When: until 21 February

Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space

Tickets: $90 per child, $125 per adult at the gate

Edinburgh Festival Allstars

Udderbelly brings the best of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to Hong Kong! A hand-picked selection of acts from the world’s biggest arts festival like jaw-dropping magic, marvelous music, scintillating circus or side-splitting comedy, there’ll be something for you at Edinburgh Festival All Stars.

When: 4-14 February

Where: Udderbelly, Central Harbourfront Event Space


Tickets: From $385 /  Ticketflap 

Natixis Rugby Cup – Racing 92 vs Highlanders

Rugby fans will be looking forward to this clash between French side Racing 92 and the reigning Super XV Champions the Highlanders.

When: 6 February, 5pm

Where: Siu Sai Wan Stadium

Tickets: From / Tickeflap 

Malt Masters Whisky Festival

For whiskey connoisseurs, the Malt Masters Whiskey Festival brings together world-Class distilleries for tastings and masterclasses.


When: 27 February

Where: Conrad Hotel, Pacific Place

Tickets: $800 /  Gormei 

Light Rose Garden

Thousands of LED roses will light up Central & Western District Promenade for Valentines from 14 to 22 February. We Hongkonger’s love a selfie and this is the perfect romantic backdrop!

When: 14-22 February

Where: Central & Western District Promenade (Central Section)


 

Wishing you all a fantastic February!


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