Arnold Classic Asia Multi-Sport Festival
Inaugurated by Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Asia Multi-Sport Festival is coming to Hong Kong for the first time. As a celebration of sports, fitness, and health, the Multi- Sport Festival brings together amateurs, professionals, and enthusiasts. The festival will feature sporting competitions and interactive workshops for over 20 sports as well as testing the grey matter with chess and Rubik’s Cube workshops. The Arnold Seminar will feature Schwarzenegger himself so be sure to grab your tickets fast ($350 for regular admission and $2000 for VIPs if you’re feeling flush) Festival tickets are free for children under the age of 12. 10:00am-6:00pm. General admission tickets are $150 each day or $255 for the weekend. Tickets can be purchased from the link below.
ticketflap.com or www.hkticketing.com
UNTIL AUG 2
Hong Kong Ani-Com and Games
Hong Kong’s most popular event involving digital entertainment, comics, animation, video games and toys industries. For all comic, games, and animation fans, this event includes cosplay, stage performances and competitions. 10:00am-9:00pm. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
UNTIL AUG 7
Lai Yuen Super Summer 2016
The Hong Kong nostalgia continues as Lai Yuen returns for the summer in a new location at AsiaWorld Expo. A 650m car race track, craft and science workshops, plus inflatable obstacle courses, bumper cars and more. Free admission for kids aged three or below. Regular ticket prices range from $70-$180 with ten tokens included. Additional tokens will be $10 each.
AsiaWorld Expo, Cheong Wing Road, Chek Lap Kok
AUG 6 & 7
Flower Pressing & Flower Basket Workshops
Aimed at kids aged four-10 years, recently opened Potato Head in Sai Yung Pun has teamed up with a local florist, June In March, to offer these two workshops. 10am-11.30 am.
100 Third St, Sai Ying Pun
UNTIL AUG 14
International Arts Carnival
A series of entertaining productions throughout Hong Kong, including The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Space Odyssey, concerts, theatre performances and much more. Prices vary based on venue and production. Runs until August 14.
Back to school
Autumn term begins at ESF schools.
Suede Live in Hong Kong
English rock band Suede is appearing in Hong Kong for a live concert at AsiaWorld Expo, following the release of their new Album – Night Thoughts. Free standing tickets. $580-$780 for seated tickets. Starts at 8pm.
AsiaWorld-Expo, Hall 10
Yu Lan Hungry Ghost Festival
According to traditional Chinese belief, this is the day when restless spirits roam the Earth. Be sure to watch out for people tending roadside fires, burning fake money and making offerings for ghosts and ancestors.
UNTIL AUG 28
One of the most complex and dramatic theatrical ballet performances. Suitable for ages six and above. Auditorium Yuen Long Theatre, or Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Grand Theatre. 2:30pm or 7:00pm. Prices range from $100 to $1000 depending on venue and seating.
UNTIL AUG 21
SummerFest Central Harbourfront
A wide variety of free public events at this pop-up event, including art, leisure, entertainment, design and sports activities. Presented by Central Venue Management, this event runs every day from 9am-9pm, Central Harbourfront Event Space. cvm.com.hk
AUG 7 & 14
Journey To The Colourful Bubbles
A children’s puppet show presented by Little Smudges Theatre and shown at The Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Ferry Pier 8. Suitable for three – eight-year-olds. 3-3.45pm.
Slide the City
Slide the highest slippery dip in Asia. This year, the event has moved to the Central Harbourfront Event Space and includes a mini-beach. Live music, food and drinks keep the party going. 9am-11pm. Tickets start from $180.
FIA Formula E HKT Hong Kong
The world’s fastest electric racing cars zoom into Hong Kong for the first time. The race, to be staged on the streets around Central Harbourfront, is a new addition to the Formula E Championship. Championing the three “E”s – energy, environment and entertainment – the series has all the excitement of top-flight motorsport racing, minus the emissions. A pre-race carnival and eVillage keep the party going over the weekend. Adult grandstand tickets start from $2,380. Concessions available.
Hong Kong Central Harbourfront
Queen + Adam Lambert On Tour in Hong Kong
With over 70 sold out shows in every part of the world, the band is set to perform their first show in Hong Kong. Tickets prices range from $580 to $2380. Concert starts at 8:00pm.
Roald Dahl’s The Twits
Mr Twit has a hairy face and his beard is spiky and smells of sardines. Mrs Twit is just as awful. Earthworms as spaghetti and more revolting tricks from the gruesome couple. Tickets from $295.
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
DEC 8 – JAN 1
The spellbinding musical, which has cast its magic on more than 50 million theatregoers
worldwide, will take to the stage at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts. Inspired by L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz, find out how the wicked witch of the west became so wonderfully wicked. Tickets from $445.