What’s On in Hong Kong – March

Truly there is never an excuse to be bored in Hong Kong! Get out your diaries and start planning your March maneuvers with our 'what's on' guide.

What's on in Hong Kong March

Music

John Grant

Ex-main vocalist of ‘The Czars’, John Grant, is in Hong Kong for the first time. Find out more about him here www.johngrantmusic.com

When: 6 March

Where: KITEC Music Zone Live House, Kowloon Bay

Tickets: $560 Ticketflap

International Concert Orchestra of Hong Kong on the Waterfront

As part of the Irish Festival of Hong Kong the ICOHK presents a cast of talented musicians from 12 secondary schools in Hong Kong led by Hong Kong-based conductors Debra Jones and Canice Gleeson. Be transported on a musical journey through a colourful soundscape, in the beautiful Maritime Museum, with the harbour front as a backdrop.

When: 6 March

Where: Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Ferry Pier 8

Tickets: from $50 Ticketflap

 

5 Seconds of Summer Sounds – Live Feels Live

5SOS were one of the biggest breakthrough stories of the last two years; five multi-million selling singles, a self-titled debut album that not only topped the US Album Chart (going to #1 globally on iTunes in 76 countries) but also became the third biggest pre-order in iTunes history and the biggest US debut by an Australian artist ever.

When: 10 March

Where: Asia World-Expo, Hall 10

Tickets: from $488, HK Ticketing

 

Ian Shaw (Jazz Vocalist)

Ian is one of the most distinctive, original and creative jazz singers that the UK has produced and indeed he has been cited as one of the world’s finest male jazz vocalists.

When: 10 March

Where: Grappa’s Cellar, Jardine House, Central

Tickets:  From $488 Ticketflap

 

Uptown Rockers

One of Hong Kong’s most enduring DJ collectives, the Uptown Rockers trio are famed for genre-busting sets that span the gamut of musical styles, from electro to punk, from rock to disco.

When: 11 March

Where: Kee Club, Wellington Street, Central

Tickets: from $150 Ticketflap

 

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Legendary post rock titans Godspeed You! Black Emperor return to Hong Kong on 11 March. Fans can expect an evening of epic proportions.

When: 11 March

Where: Macpherson Stadium, Mong Kok

Tickets: $470, Ticketflap 

 

Il Trovatore

After last season’s triumph in Macbeth, soprano Anna Netrebko continues her journey into the dramatic Verdi repertoire as Leonora, the heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour.  Marco Armiliato conducts.

When: 12 March

Where: Wellcome Theatre, The Academy’s Landmark Heritage Campus, Bethanie, Pokfulam

Tickets: from $180, HK Ticketing

 

The Pete Moore Band presents Soulshaker!

Bandleader & Frontman Pete Moore with his All Star band are delivering a night of Authentic Soul & Motown music, Dancefloor Funk and Classic Hits.  One of HK’s finest live music offerings, this 8 piece grooving machine are sure to leave you feeling good!  With fantastic Italian food and wine, you can make a night of it.

When: 12 March

Where: Grappa’s Cellar, Jardine House, Central

Tickets: $298, Ticketflap

 

Otello

Verdi’s masterful Shakespeare adaptation, composed in an unprecedented late-life artistic surge, is seen in a new production by Bartlett Sher, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting.

When: 13 March

Where: Wellcome Theatre, The Academy’s Landmark Heritage Campus, Bethanie, Pokfulam

Tickets: from $180, HK Ticketing

 

The Beach Boys with the HK Phil

The Beach Boys are bringing Good Vibrations to Hong Kong! For five decades, the music of this iconic American band has been THE soundtrack to summer. Surfin’ USA, Wouldn’t it be Nice, Fun Fun FunCalifornia Girls and many of their other hits will have the audience rocking when the Beach Boys perform live with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

When: 18 – 19 March

Where: Queen Elizabeth Stadium Arena

Tickets: from $380, Urbtix

 

The EFG Jazznote Club Festival

Calling jazz music fans! EFG and Jazznote present five nights of swinging jazz at the Orange Peel Music Lounge in Central.

When: 8 – 12 March

Where: The Orange Peel Music Lounge, D’Aguuilar Street, Central

Tickets: from $250, Ticketflap 

 

Food & Drink

Southside Market Long Lunch – Mother’s Day

Enjoy an al fresco brunch with a variety of food stalls on the rooftop of The Butchers Club in Aberdeen. There will be a nail salon and an interactive DIY cupcake decorating station. With live music and facepainting too, the whole family will enjoy this event.

When: 6 March

Where: The Butchers Club Deli at Editus (Aberdeen)

Tickets: Adults $550, children 8-17 $250, under 8s free Ticketflap 

 

Taste of Hong Kong

Taste of Hong Kong takes place for the first time this year. The Central Harbourfront will be transformed into a foodie wonderland for four days of delicious eating, drinking and entertainment.

When: 10-13 March

Where: Central Harbourfront

Tickets: From  $138, Ticketflap 

 

Comedy

Punchline Comedy Club – All Irish

Its all Irish, its all fun and its definitely very very funny and one of the highlights of the year! This year the comedians are Andrew Stanley, Karl Spain and John Lynn.

When: 17-19  March

Where: Tamarind, Wan Chai

Tickets: From $290, Ticketflap

 

Family

Robots – Omnimax Show

OMNIMAX Show “Robots” will introduce you to the fascinating world of robots. From the first space robot handyman to robot butlers and from eerily human-looking androids to search and rescue robots, the film showcases the latest cutting edge technology and new breakthroughs in robotics.

When: 2 – 3 March

Where: Hong Kong Space Museum

Tickets: from $24, Urbtix

 

Tung Wah Charity Carnival

Fun and games at this family carnival. Kiddy rides, thrill rides and game booths – should keep everybody entertained. You can also catch the Royalles British Thrill Circus while you are there!

When: now until 28 March

Where: Former Kai Tak Airport Runway

Tickets: from $180 online or at 7-11 stores

 

Royalles British Thrill Circus

Enjoy a traditional British circus experience full of thrills and fun inside an iconic big top circus tent as part of the Tung Wah Charity Carnival.

When: now until 20 March

Where: Tung Wah Charity Carnival, Kai Tak Old Runway, Kowloon City

Tickets: from $180, Ticketflap

 

Story of Tinker Bells’ Magical Adventure

Hong Kong Youth Ballet Academy present the magical tale of Tinker Bell’s adventures in Neverland.

When: 4-6 march

Where: Youth Square, Y-Theatre, Wan Chai

Tickets: from $80, Urbtix

 

Little Swan Lake

A performance with dance, shadow puppets and object theatre, together with music specially re-arranged from one of the best-known ballet pieces, the Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky. The story thematically presents a world with magic and envy to very young children aged from two to eight and tells them what love is.

When: 4-6 March

Where: Sha Tin Town Hall

Tickets: $200, Urbtix

 

FlexTeens Open House

Teens can sample yoga, barre, Pilates and flying Pilates classes at Flex’s upcoming Teens Open House. Healthy food will also be on offer.

When: 12 March

Where: Flex Studio, One Island South, Wong Chuk Hang

Tickets: free, register at [email protected]

 

The Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival

Meet mermaids and dragons, explore strange worlds and journey to India and America’s Deep South. Engaging author talks will capture young minds of all ages, whilst interactive workshops offer audiences the chance to try their hand at creative writing and illustrating. The Festival will run from March 7 to 18, with a weekend of insightful talks and interactive workshops scheduled for March 12 and 13.

When: 7-18 March

Where: Wan Chai & Central – check website for details

Tickets: www.youngreadersfestival.org.hk

 

Art

Art Basel

Art Basel returns to Hong Kong for its fourth edition. With half of its 239 exhibitors drawn from Asia and Asia-Pacific, this year’s show brings together premier galleries from the region as well as leading international galleries from 35 countries and territories.

When: 24-26 March

Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai

Tickets: from $180, HK Ticketing, more info here www.artbasel.com

 

Art Central

Art Central returns to the iconic Central Harbourfront showcasing the next generation of talent alongside some of the most established contemporary galleries from across Asia and the globe. This year the fair welcomes 100 hand-selected galleries from 20 countries, 70% hailing from 23 cities across greater Asia as well as 30 new names never before seen in Hong Kong.

When: First night 21 March, then 23-26 March

Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space

Tickets: From $230, HK Ticketing 

 

Asia Contemporary Art Show

The 8th edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show will present more than 2,500 works of art. Browse and buy original paintings, limited editions, sculpture and photography from some of the world’s most interesting and promising artists – from emerging and mid-career artists, to those who have already achieved recognition in private and public collections, and at auction.

When: 24-27 March

Where:  Conrad, Pacific Place

Tickets: $220 HK Ticketing, more information www.asiacontemporaryart.com

 

Theatre

Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company, one of the world’s most famous theatre institutions, commemorates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with new productions of the celebrated “History Plays”.

More than just great dramas about a crucial period in England’s history, Shakespeare’s trilogy deals with the making of a king. They form a coming-of-age story that follows the progress of young Prince Hal, from misspent youth in bawdy houses and taverns under the tutelage of the larger-than-life Falstaff, to his rise as a leader and great monarch.

The Royal Shakespeare Company present Henry IV (Part 1)

When: 4, 8 & 11 March

Where: Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Tickets: From $100, HK Ticketing 

 

The Royal Shakespeare Company present Henry IV (Part 2)

When: 5, 9 & 12 March

Where: Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for  Performing Arts

Tickets: From $100, HK Ticketing 

 

The Royal Shakespeare Company present Henry V

When: 6, 10, 12 & 13 March

Where: Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for  Performing Arts

Tickets: From $100, HK Ticketing

 

Macbeth

When: 14-19 March

Where: Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Tickets: from $50, HK Ticketing

 

Dance

HKAF – The Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series

Proudly stepping into its 5th year, this cradle of Hong Kong’s choreographic creativity has already showcased 27 works. This edition is jam-packed with five new works shown over two programmes and a mixed bill presenting six of our bright young dance stars of the future.

When: 10-13 March

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre

Tickets: from $120, Urbtix

 

Something Different

TEDx – ‘Bold’

To be bold is to show a willingness to take risks. A quick google search of the word bold will yield synonyms such as dauntless, adventurous, and unafraid. This year’s TEDx event will showcase how we as individuals can seek our own path, develop a unique vision, and alter the course of society if we make that first leap.

When: 5 March

Where: Lingan University, Tuen Mun

Tickets: from $25, Eventbrite

 

Planning Ahead

Singing legend Tom Jones will be at the Hong Kong Conference & Exhibition Centre on 7 April (tickets here) and the kids won’t want to miss Peppa Pig at Star Hall in May (tickets here)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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