Art month is officially in full swing! Hong Kong Arts Festival ends on the 18th, but don’t fret — Art Basel and the Asia Contemporary Art Show are just around the corner, along with International Women’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day!
UNTIL MAR 18
Hong Kong Arts Festival
The 45th Hong Kong Arts Festival will showcase over 150 performances and over 250 special activities. Visit www.hk.artsfestival.org for more information.
St David’s Society of Hong Kong Annual Ball
With entertainment from the Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir, plus a live auction and band. This is a black tie event. $1,600, 7pm-1am.
The Conrad, Pacific Place, tickets from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science Alive 2017
To encourage students’ participation in STEM education, Science Alive returns to Hong Kong with over 50 educational activities and workshops. The festival explores a range of topics including the earth, energy, dinosaurs, and more.
Hong Kong Science Museum, www.britishcouncil.hk.
Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival
Encourage children to discover the joy of reading with a series of workshops, readings and even a chance to meet some of their favourite authors. See www.youngreadersfestival.org for details.
International Women’s Day
Secondary schools across Hong Kong are invited to participate in interactive careers workshops with women who currently work in the maritime industries. An evening lecture, “Women at Sea: Conversation with Women Seafarers”, is open to the public Contact email@example.com and www.internationalwomensday.com.
Hong Kong Flower Show
Roses take centre stage during this year’s show titled ‘Blossoms of Love’. Professional horticulturalists will showcase their blooms and commercial stalls will sell flowers and gardening products. $14, 9am until late.
Victoria Park, Causeway Bay
The Repulse Bay Wellness 360 Fair
Health, fitness and wellness vendors, plus arts & crafts and activities for children. Free, 11am-6pm.
109 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay
St Patrick’s Society Annual Ball
Enjoy the craic at this black tie or national dress event to celebrate the Feast of St Patrick (March 17). $1,900/member, $2,200/non-member, 7pm-1am.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taste of Hong Kong
A food lover’s paradise. Sample signature dishes from some of Hong Kong’s top restaurants and artisan producers at the festival.
Central Harbourfront, www.hongkong.tastefestivals.com.
The Irish Village 2017
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a five-piece Irish band, a full troupe of Irish dancers and an Irish comedy show featuring four celebrated Irish comedians. Plus food, drink and lashings of Irish hospitality. Free, 6pm until late.
Ocean View Court, The Arcade, Cyberport, info from email@example.com
5 Star Fitness Retreat
From boot camp to Thai boxing, yoga to TRX, bust a move at this retreat on beautiful Koh Samui. Contact 9512 2117, www.5starfitnessretreat.com
The Asia Contemporary Art Show
Tenth edition of this popular show which kicks off Art Week. Showcasing thousands of pieces from emerging and established regional artists in hotel rooms. Two-for-one tickets $220.
Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, www.asiacontemporaryart.com
Beach Yoga with Becky Fox
Yoga teacher, surf instructor and Thai masseuse Becky Fox is starting regular morning beach yoga sessions in Repulse Bay. Hour-long suitable suitable for all levels and one free trial session, 9.30am, Repulse Bay Beach, on the right side of the beach. Mats are limited so bring your own if you have one, plus a towel and water. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Island Art Day
Galleries and studios in the South Island Cultural District open their doors for the day. Special events include HKwalls and a full art talk program organised by the Art World Forum. Free, 10am-2pm, www.sicd.com.hk
Sous les dechets, la plage
Join members of Hong Kong’s French community for a half-day clean up of Hong Kong’s beaches. There are 26 teams taking part across Hong Kong, 16 of which are in the Southside. Open to all, www.souslesdechetslaplage.com
Mother’s Day (UK)
Don’t forget, Brits!
Children’s Bookfest at The Repulse Bay
Fun and book-related activities for younger book lovers. Enjoy storytelling sessions, arts & crafts, meetings and signings with authors, appearances by popular children’s book characters, an outdoor library, treasure hunt and prizes.
Shopping Hong Kong Spring Event
Featuring new Spring Collections from vendors in every department including women’s, children, men, home accessories, jewellery and more.
Free, 10am-6pm, Vista Ballroom, The American Club, Tai Tam, email@example.com
International Day of Happiness
Celebrate the happiest day of the year with a free dance class at Red Shoe Studios with dancer Leonie Erasmus.
Free, 12.30pm – 1.15pm, 3/F Arbuthnot House, 10 Arbuthnot Road, Central.
Taking place on the Central Harbourfront, Art Central includes mixed-media art, including experimental performances, textile works and street art. Early bird tickets start at $275.
Central Harbourfront, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, www.artcentralhongkong.com
Hundreds of exhibitors and cultural events as the city’s biggest art fair returns. Ticket prices start from $180.
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, www.artbasel.com
HK Ballet: Coppelia
With exquisite costumes and set designs, follow the story of a mysterious inventor, his life-sized doll and an inquisitive young group in comic ballet, Coppelia. Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium. Tickets are $100 from www.urbtix.hk
Sign up and do your bit for the environment. Schools across Hong Kong will be getting involved. Check out www.earthhour.org and join the movement.
Learn how to knit your own headband. The session runs from 2-4.30pm and costs $450/person, which includes yarn and refreshments.
Yarn in the Works, 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, www.yarnintheworks.com