Buddha Birthday Celebrations
UNTIL MAY 4
Cheung Chau Bun Festival
A colourful and unique Hong Kong festival featuring bun towers, performances and lion dances. Don’t miss the Bun Scrambling Contest at midnight on the last day of the festival. Pak Tai Temple, Cheung Chau, www.cheungchau.org. For the ferry timetable, visit www.nwff.com.hk
Finding Your True Colour
Image building workshop from mumsatplay.com. Learn how to optimize your image for summer. 10am – 12pm, $400, Aberdeen Street Mediterranean Restaurant, 1 UG/F, King Ho Building, 41 – 49 Aberdeen Street, Central, www.mumsatplay.com
Geronimo Stilton, Live in the Kingdom of Fantasy
Mouse adventurer Geronimo Stilton embarks on his biggest adventure yet as he attempts to rescue the Queen of the Fairies. Tickets start from $295, Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, www.hkticketing.com.
Fun Family Fencing
Join an Olympic fencer for a fun and inspirational fencing day for the family. Tickets from $350-600Shek Tong Tsui Sports Centre, 470 Queen’s Road West, at www.eventbrite.hk.
Mother’s Day Special- 3D Printing Workshop
Design and create a special card for your mum, complete with a 3D print flower of your own design. Suitable for ages 7 – 11. Participants should bring a laptop (PC/Mac) with charger and mindset to create and experiment. $580, register at hk.firstcodeacademy.com/en. 4:30-6pm, First Code Academy, Unit 302 – 305, 3/F Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road.
Serve-a-thon Hong Kong
In its inaugural year, this event aims to bring together NGOs, corporates, government, media and the public to highlight the importance of community engagement in helping address social issues. Over nine days, the city will unite through hundreds of volunteer activities taking place across Hong Kong. Whether you are an individual, family, school or corporation, find out how you can join in at www.serveathonhk.org.hk.
Mother’s Day & Summer Shopping Event
Shop for mum and your upcoming summer holidays, plus kids, fashion and home. New vendors include She Collective (designer yoga wear and accessories), Surlaplage (sun suits and swimwear for kids), Cosar (fine sterling silver jewelry), Rika Shioya (Japanese inspired clothing and accessories) and Gooseberry Beauty (organic skin care). 10am – 6pm, Vista Ballroom, The American Club, 28 Tai Tam Road. For information, contact email@example.com
MAY 10 & 24
Sky High Yoga
Take a lunch break from city life and soak up the rays on CÉ LA VI’s rooftop with an energizing yoga practice and a 360-degree view of Hong Kong. This month’s yogis are Mindy & Nadine from Yoga for Life (www.yogaforlife.com.hk). There will be one 60-minute session available on each date, at 12:45pm. Classes are $100 (bring your own mat). If you’re feeling peckish, add on a Poke Lunch Trio (Salmon, Tuna and Seasonal Whitefish), served with rice for an extra $188 – opt to take away, redeem within two weeks or dine in after class. 25/F California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, bookings at 3700 2300.
May 12 & 13
Two-day Pop Up
Montgomery Fox, Ryder Diamonds and Belinda Bath Images will be popping up with artwork, scented candles and jewellery – perfect for mum. Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 11am-4pm, Ryder Diamonds Showroom, 9/F Kimley Commercial Building, 142-146 Queens Road Central, Central.
MAY 13 & 14
IRIS: YOUR ESCAPE
Hong Kong’s largest health and wellness festival is back with fitness, music, yoga, meditation, performances, silent discos, family activities, shopping and more. Over 60 classes take place over two days. Two-day festival entry is $150 for adults (12+), $75 for children (3-11). Prices are $200 and $100 on the door, respectively. Single-day entry also available. West Kowloon Nursery Park, www.irishkg.com/lineup.
MAY 13 & 14
Shi Fu Miz
This two-day festival was created to offer modern and original cultural activities in Hong Kong, and includes a varied program of global music, electronic music, live performances, DJ sets and art activities and workshops – all based on the idea of well-being and ecology. Tickets from $350 Free for kids under 12, no tickets at the door. Public camping is free (bring your own tent). You can also book a tent at extra cost. Life Base, Pui O, www.ticketflap.com/shifumiz-may.
MAY 13 & 14
International Museum Day Hong Kong 2017
For two days only, most of the city’s public museums, including Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong Maritime Museum and Hong Kong Space Museum, are open to the public, completely free of charge. With a whole host of educational programmes and activities for visitors to take part in, it’s a great family day out. Find out more at www.museums.gov.hk.
Don’t forget the lady of the house!
UNTIL MAY 14
Ocean Park Animal Discovery Fest 2017
Ocean Park has launched a series of new animal and nature educational experiences for guests to connect with nature and learn fun facts about these animal ambassadors. See the animals up close and hear interesting stories from the keepers in the new Animal Meet & Greet series. More interactive experiences are also available in “Meet the Sea Lion” and “Get Closer to the Animal” programmes, www.oceanpark.com.hk.
Wild at Art brings a mindful art making workshop. Perfect for beginners or anyone who wants to reconnect with their creative side. 6 to 8:30 pm, $400, Suite 602, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surviving Summer: Pregnant and New Mumas
Join Sofie Jacobs, Head Midwife at Urban Hatch, for practical advice for surviving a tropical summer while under the influence of a pregnant or postpartum body. 9:30-10:30am, at Bumps to Babes, 21/F Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing St, Ap Lei Chau. To RSVP, call 2552 5000 or email email@example.com.
Affordable Art Fair
Shop high-quality yet affordable art. Tickets $160 for adults, $90 for full-time students and senior citizens. Children under 16 may enter for free. Hall 3DE, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, www.hkticketing.com.
HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens
The 18th edition of the tournament takes place, as usual, at the Hong Kong Football Club. Featuring youth and academy teams from top clubs in Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Europe including Leicester City, West Ham United and Aston Villa. Free entry for HKFC members via the main entrance and children under 16 all weekend. Free entry for all on Friday May 26, Hong Kong Football Club, 3 Sports Road, Happy Valley, tickets $160-300 from www.ticketflap.com/hkscocer7s.
China New Economy Fund/Stingrays Invitational Swim Meet
Hosted by the Hong Kong Island Stingrays Swim Club and the highlight of their swim season. Watch over 400 high school swimmers from twelve Clubs from Hong Kong and overseas battle it out in this competitive swim meet. May 26 (afternoon, 27 (all day) and 28 (morning). Hong Kong International School High School Swimming Pool, One Red Hill Road, Tai Tam. For inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Round the World: Russell Howard live in Hong Kong
UK comedian Russell Howard takes the stage at Hong Kong Baptist University’s Academic Community Hall. Best known as the writer and star of Russell Howard’s Good News, he is currently on a tour of 30 cities across the globe. Tickets from $488 at www.hkticketing.com or call 3128 8288 to speak to an agent.
Rosé Revolution 2017
Viva la Rosé Revolution! Kick off summer by tasting a curated selection of over 20 rosé pours. This year’s edition takes place at The Repulse Bay, 109 Repulse Bay Road. 2-7pm (starts at 1pm for VIP ticket holders). Tickets start at $350 ($250 for early bird). Guests are encouraged to dress in pink. Book online at www.ticketflap.com.
Malvern College/Zoggs Splash 2017
Fun swim races for kids at Sai Kung VRC, Emerald Bay, 8am-midday. Lots of categories for different ages plus BBQ breakfast. Keep updated on Facebook at SKSplash or Instagram sksplash. Enroll at email@example.com.
Tuen Ng – Sun Life Stanley International Dragon Boat Championship
Don’t miss one of the most competitive and exciting dragon boat races this year! 8am-5pm, Stanley Main Beach. (Warm-up races on May 6), www.dragonboat.org.hk.
High School Hits
In celebration of Tuen Ng Festival, Stanley Plaza hosts “High School Hits” – a music event complete with campus-themed photo booths, dance and singing performances and on-stage games. Noon to 6 pm.
UNTIL JUN 13
Back by popular demand at Flex Studio. Suitable for ages 6 and up. Tuesdays from 4:15-5:15 pm at the Island South Studio, Shops 308-310, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, 2813 2212, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNTIL JUN 30
Le French May Arts Festival
The annual festival celebrating all things French returns once again to Hong Kong with over 150 programmes which run until the end of June, covering art, dance, cinema, music, gastronomy and more. Highlights include an exhibition on the Musée du Louvre, a performance by dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet, European ballets and Hong Kong Ballet and a live jazz series. Every year Le French GourMay honors a different wine and gastronomy region of France. This year, it celebrates Champagne. For more information, visit frenchmay.com.