UNTIL FEB 12
The biggest children’s theatre festival returns for another year of fun-filled performances at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. One production not to miss is Gruffalos, Ladybirds and other Beasts which will feature Julia Donaldson herself live on stage. Tickets available at www.hkticketing.com or call 3128 8288.
Music by the Sea
Stanley’s monthly busking event. With a variety of songs, from classic, pop to originals, head over and relax by the sea with some great live music. 2:30-4:30pm, Stanley Plaza.
Standard Chartered Marathon
Hong Kong’s annual marathon is back with full, half and 10km marathons, plus 3km and 10km wheelchair races. Starts on Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. The public ballot is closed but charity entry is open until Dec 7. www.hkmarathon.com
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Longines Masters Hong Kong
The third stop of the prestigious equestrian events arrives in Hong Kong spotlighting the best show jumpers in the world. Tickets start from $200 up to $4,000 for premium suite access. Visit www.longinesmaster.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
FEB 16-Mar 18
Hong Kong Arts Festival
The 45th Hong Kong Arts Festival will showcase over 150 performances and over 250 special activities. This year will showcase two trilogies – HKAF commissioned and produced, A Floating Family and New York’s Public Theatre, The Gabriels. Visit www.hk.artsfestival.org for more information.
India by the Bay
A week-long cultural programme of events including music, theatre and guest speakers celebrates India’s cultural diversity. Visit asiasociety.org/hong-kong for full programme information.
The Hills X SPCA Dogathon 2017
Hong Kong Disneyland is set to throw the city’s largest dog party of the year. Doggie games and treats await with onstage performances and a goodie bag for every pooch. Tickets from $589 for two adults and one dog. Email email@example.com or call 2232 5579 for details.
Eddie Izzard live
Comedy genius brings his mammoth ‘Force Majeure’ tour to Hong Kong as part of more than 30 stops around the world. Academy Community Hall, Hong Kong Baptist University. Tickets $488-$988 from www.hkticketing.com or call 3128 8288.
FEB 24 – MAR 4
Hansel & Gretel
A living diorama of spectacle, song and puppets, inspired by the classic fairytale opera by Engelbert Humperdinck. The HKU Black Box, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong. Tickets from $150 from www.ticketflap.com
Dragonland Music Festival
Hong Kong’s first outdoor concert combining pop and electronic dance music with some of the world’s chart-topping artists like Black Eyed Peas, Zedd, Iggy Azalea and Redfoo. Hong Kong favourite, Leon Lai will be holding a special concert during the festival. Central Harbourfront. Tickets from www.hotdogtix.com
Hike for Hospice
Hike for Hospice raises much-needed funds for the Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care (SPHC). Now in its 25th year, the 2017 route will see hikers walk through Tai Lam Country Park. For registration and fundraising information, visit hike.hospicecare.org.hk