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Weekend Ahead Jan 14 – 15

The new year is properly up-and-running, the post-holiday blues are fading, and it’s time to look ahead to 2017. Thankfully, there’s plenty to keep us all busy and thoroughly entertained over the weekend and beyond – KidsFest kicks in to overdrive with three amazing shows, rock legend Bryan Adams returns to Hong Kong for the first time in over 20 years, and M+ is showcasing a century of industrial curios with their Shifting Objectives exhibition. Enjoy!

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LaBrassBanda Around the World Tour

Legendary Bavarian five-piece that play without shoes or socks while wearing lederhosen – do you really need to know any more? Probably. LaBrassBanda is a riotously good-fun Bavarian brass band that knocks out jaunty tunes about beer, girls, and partying.

When: Jan 13 (8pm-10pm)
Where: Hidden Agenda, Hung To Industrial Building, 80 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong
How much: $220 (advance), $250 (door)
Tickets available here

Auditions for the Hong Kong Women’s Choir

Fancy yourself a bit of a songbird? Are your shower renditions of ‘9 to 5’ not cutting it anymore? Well, now’s your chance to be heard as the excellent Hong Kong Women’s Choir is taking on new members for its a capella choir, Grace Notes. This is a lovely, supportive group with loads of great events throughout the year so get yourself signed up!

When: Jan 13 (7pm) & Jan 14 (2pm)
Where: Leighton House, Causeway Bay
How much: Free
Register here

Bom Voyage: Friday’s Pick Party

Celebrate gig-organiser Bom Voyage’s first birthday party with five awesome local bands playing a wide variety of genres. There’s something for everyone with an eclectic lineup featuring Alchemy, Andy is Typing, Dr Eggs, Muffy, and the Nasty Dudes.

When: Jan 13 (7.30pm-11pm)
Where: MOM Livehouse, B39, Seven Seas Shopping Centre, 113-121 King’s Road, North Point
How much: $120 (advance), $150 (door)
Tickets available here


Punchline Comedy Presents: Dave Hughes LIVE in Hong Kong

The ‘typical Aussie bloke’ has established himself as one of Australia’s premier comedians. His brutally honest approach has won him fans all over the world, and his three-night stint in Hong Kong is bound to have you in stitches. Tickets have sold out for the Friday and Saturday nights, but there’s still some left for the Thursday if you take immediate action.

When: January 12 at 8pm, [sold out – January 13-14 at 9pm]
Where: 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, Wanchai
How much: Early Bird, $290; Standard, $390
Tickets available on Ticketflap (+852) 2725 4522 and City Line Venue (+852) 2111 5333

Wonderfruit x Locofama Block Party

A bash in aid of spreading the word about February’s Wonderfruit Festival in Thailand – a pioneering, eco-friendly arts and music bonanza. The Block Party gives you the chance to meet other festival goers, get stuck in to some complimentary barbecue bites, do some Yoga, and enjoy a live DJ set by Small & Tail.

When: Jan 14 (1pm-7pm)
Where: Locofama, 9-13 Fuk Sau Lane, Exit B2, Sai Ying Pun
How much: Free
Find out more here


Bryan Adams

The multi-platinum selling Canadian rocker returns to Hong Kong for the first time since 1993! Expect some tunes from his ace new album Get Up as well as some of his enduring classics like Everything I Do, I Do It For You, and Summer of ’69.

When: Jan 14
Where: AsiaWorld-Expo, Hall 10 (8pm)
How much: $480-$980
Get your tickets here


A musical tribute to Hong Kong’s rich past. Melodius aims to capture a sense of ‘old Hong Kong’ in a wonderfully melancholic concert that picks some of the most memorable musical works by local composers.

When: Jan 14 (8pm-9.30pm)
Where: Grand Hall, Lee Shaw Kee Lecture Centre, Hong Kong University
How much: $100-$310
Get your tickets here


Vibram 100 Ultra Trail Race

The seventh edition of Hong Kong’s original ultra-marathon returns with a gruelling individual test of endurance spanning 100km across the Maclehose Trail in the New Territories. Though registration is now closed, you can always go along and watch some of the best athletes in the world duke it out while shouting encouraging words like ‘ultra’. They would like that.

When: Jan 14 (8am)
Where: Pak Tam Chung
How much: Free
Find out more here

Read more! Check out our Guide to Hiking and Running Races in Hong Kong


These Japanese instrumental prog-rockers are among the best and most-respected in the world at what they do – melting faces. Merging incredible technical ability with expert manipulation of musical peaks and troughs, Mono is undoubtedly one of the best live acts you’ll see all year.

When: Jan 15 (8pm-10.30pm)
Where: Hidden Agenda, Hung To Industrial Building, 80 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong
How much: $360 (advance), $420 (door)
Buy your tickets here

The Clearwater Bay Chase 2017

Registration is unfortunately closed for this annual 1km trek, but don’t let that stop you heading along for a great day out. This event always draws big crowds of families cheering the participants on, and with all proceeds going towards Breakthrough’s Liberal Studies Program, it’s a cause well worth cheering for.

When: Jan 15 (8.30am-midday)
Where: Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club
How much: Free
Find out more here

Tai Po Mini-Rugby Festival

Tiny little rugby people adorably collide in this excellent, annual Hong Kong Rugby Union festival (one of six a year they put on for the kids). Localiiz will be there taking snaps of doting parents and future rugby stars while handing out free copies of our lovely, shiny new magazine – the Localiiz Digest. Come along and say hi!

When: Jan 15 (8.30am-5.30pm)
Where: King’s Park Rugby Pitch, 11 Wylie Path, Ho Man Tin
How much: Free

KidsFest: Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts

Julia Donaldson comes to Hong Kong to act out some of her most famous stories and songs alongside a cast of five – including her guitar-playing husband Malcolm. A real treat for any little Gruffalos, Ladybirds, or Beasts out there.

When: Until Jan 15 (Show times here)
Where: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
How much: $435-$335
Buy your tickets here


KidsFest: Shark in the Park

Elevating the usual, hum-drum vistas of your local park with the inclusion of a man-eating carnivore, Nick Sharratt’s subtle Shark in the Park books have become firm favourites with little people the world over. See all three of the them come to life in their foot-tapping, fin-tastic (sorry) glory.

When: Until Jan 15 (Show times here)
Where: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
How much: $195-$435
Buy your tickets here

KidsFest: The First Hippo on the Moon

From the number one best-selling children’s author David Walliams, this hilarious (if you’re five) space adventure chronicles the exploits of two giant hippos (with a friendly, non-aggressive rivalry) striving to achieve their dream of going to the moon.

When: Until Jan 15 (Show times here)
Where: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
How much: $195-$435
Buy your tickets here


Countryside Adventure Tour: Sai Kung Islands Cruise

Tour the waters of Sai Kung by traditional wooden sanpan and explore the salt-making island of Yim Tin Tsai, the sea arch at Jin Island, and geopark site at Kiu Tsui Chau (Sharp Island). These tours are a great way to explore the hidden gems of Hong Kong while taking in some fascinating local history.

When: January 15 (2pm)
Where: Entrance to Sai Kung New Public Piers
How much: $220
Book your spot here

Xiang Yi: The Whispering Void

The famed Malaysian artist brings her second solo exhibition to Hong Kong. The Whispering Void marries Xiang Yi’s use of traditional Chinese painting styles within a very contemporary context – exploring homo-erotic and romantic relationships between males in manga comics and novels. Although it’s maybe not for the faint-hearted, this display promises big things from the burgeoning savant.

When: Until Feb 18
Where: Artify Gallery, 10/F, Block A, Ming Pao Industrial Centre, 18 Ka Yip Street, Chai Wan
How much: Free
Find out more here

Winter Wonderland

Even if Hong Kong doesn’t really get the winter weather the same way the Europeans do, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the same seasonal joys. All the delightful facets of a wintery-themed European town are to be found at Winter Wonderland, with six separate zones featuring ice slides, a giant ice rink, an interactive Northern Lights theatre, ice sculptures, and loads more.

When: Until Jan 31
Where: Tai Tong, Yuen Long
How much: $90
Find out more here


Konstantin Grcic: Panorama

The prodigal European designer brings his narrative-driven exhibition to Hong Kong for the first time. Broken down into distinct sections, Panorama features Grcic’s distinctly minimalist furniture and designs, all put in to a context that informs the various facets of both our working and personal lives. A statement on how functionality and design can have differing emotional impacts on people depending on their interpretation.

When: Until April 2
Where: HKDI Gallery, Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tsueng Kwan O
How much: Free
Find out more here

The World of Tim Burton

A very special exhibition that delves in to the mind of one of the most creative film-makers of his generation. With films like Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children to his name, Burton has become synonymous with the comically grotesque and the heart-warmingly macabre. Whether you’re a lifetime fan or a newbie, this is an exhibition well worth seeing.

When: Until Jan 23
Where: ArtisTree, 1/F, Cornwall House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay
How much: $144 – $22
Find out more here

Read more! Find out what else to expect at The World of Tim Burton


Shadow of my Needle II

Brought to you by talented photographer Dean C.K Cox, and with all proceeds going to Sunshine Action Charity, Shadow of my Needle II is one of those happy occasions where you don’t have to feel bad about splurging on a piece of beautiful photography. The exhibition showcases Cox’ incredible ink work, exploring the idea that tattoos can expose a person’s true identity.

When: Runs until January 16 (7pm-late)
Where: Artouch HK, 91-93 Hollywood Road
How much: Free
Find out more here

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Ceremony and Celebration – The Grand Weddings of the Qing Emperors

Focusing on the grand and elaborate weddings of Emperors Shunzhi, Kangxi, Tongzhi, and Guang xu, this stunning exhibition displays 153 items selected from the rare and unique collections of The Palace Museum. Featuring items such as portraits, costumes, personal ornaments, dowry objects, and court musical instruments, this is a must for any history buffs or anyone with even a passing fancy in traditions gone by.

When: Until Feb 27
Where: Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 1/F, Thematic Galleries, 1-5 Function Place
How much: $10-$20
Find out more here


Rafael Moneo: A Theoretical Reflection from the Professional Practice

An exhaustive and eye-opening retrospective on the seminal architects works throughout his 60-year career. The exhibition includes around 250 original drawings, photographs, and models from some of his most well-known works, including the breathtaking National Museum of Roman Art in Spain.

When: Until Jan 16
Where: HKDI Gallery, Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tsueng Kwan O
How much: Free
Find out more here

Wang Chuan: Forms of Line

Chinese-American painter Wang Chuang has been trail-blazing with his traditional ink paintings since the Cultural revolution in the 1960s. This exhibition displays over a dozen paintings from the artist’s back catalogue from the last 20 years.

When: Runs until Feb 4
Where: 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central
How much: Free
Find out more here


The AIA Great European Carnival

The biggest carnival of the year rolls on! Over 1 million fair-goers were welcomed through the AIA Great European Carnival gates last year, and with more live performances, hundreds of game booths, thousands of prizes, bigger rides, and an ice rink in the mix this year, we reckon we’re in for an even more thrilling ride this time around. If that’s not enough, students go free this weekend!

When: Runs until Feb 12, (11am – 11pm)
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central
How much: $35 for standard entry without tokens; $125 for adults (includes 10 tokens); $90 for kids (includes 7 tokens)
Click here for more information



After wowing audiences all over the world with its show-stopping songs, mind-blowing costumes, and heart-warming story of friendship, the award-winning production Wicked has wowed since arriving in Hong Kong. Do you want to experience life in the Emerald City? Well grab your tickets fast, because they are flying off the shelves!

When: Runs until January 22
Where: Lyric Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
How much: $445 – $1,095
Click here to buy your tickets

Read more! Spend Five Minutes With: Glinda The Good Witch

Zaap Zaap Seng

Running as part of Lumenvisum’s ambitious Kwun Tong redevelopment documentation project, Zaap Zaap Seng sees eight local photographers turn their lens’ on the lives of Kwun Tong’s hawkers amidst the redevelopment of the area.

When: Until Jan 26 (11am-1pm, 2pm-6pm)
Where: Lumenvisum, L2-10, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei
How much: Free
Find out more here

Shifting Objectives Exhibition 2016.11.28

Shifting Objectives – Design from the M+ Collection

A fascinating collection that looks at seminal designs that shaped production and industrial design throughout Asia in the 20th century and beyond – from Hong Kong’s years as a leader in plastics innovation, to Japan’s advancements in artificial intelligence.

When: Until Feb 5 (11am-6pm)
Where: M+ Pavilion, West Kowloon Cultural District
How much: Free
Find out more here

Read more! Check out our article on the Top 10 Objects on Display at the M+ Design Collection

Cheng Ting Ting: Fall In Fall Out

Local artist Cheng Ting Ting presents a series of semi-autobiographical pieces that explore themes of childhood and adolescence. The aesthetic beauty of Ting’s work hides an inherent abhorrence of societal norms and expectation – the whole exhibition plays out like an intimate reflection and dissemination of the artist’s youth. Well worth a look.

When: Until Feb 11 (11am-6pm)
Where: Gallery Exit, 3/F, Southsite, 25 Hing Wo Street, Tin Wan, Aberdeen
How much: Free
Find out more here

Li Qing Solo Project

Chinese painter Li Qing has built a reputation for exploring viewers’ visual perceptions of his works (whilst trying to somewhat playfully distort them). In this project, Qing showcases representations of Hong Kong from the perspective of a mainlander.

When: Until Jan 25 (11am)
Where: Tang Contemporary Art, 18 On Lan Street, Central
How much: Free
Find out more here


Love is Wild

Photographer Sean Lee Davies turns his lens to endangered wildlife in this visually striking pop-up show. The exhibition features beautiful shots of whales, rhinos, and elephants taken by Davies and other notable photographers such as Wu Ming Zhong, Marcos Marin, and Norm Yip. Be sure to check out the virtual reality exhibition while you’re there!

When: Until Jan 31 (10am)
Where: Authentic Gallery, G28, Central Building, 1-3 Pedder Street, Central
How much: Free
Find out more here

Field of Dreams – A Musical

Not to be confused with the Kevin Costner film of the same name, Field of Dreams is an award-winning local production based on the story of Lee Wai Tong – a Hong Kong football legend. The story chronicles Tong’s most famous achievement as he led the Republic of China’s football team to the Olympics in 1936.

When: Until Jan 15 (7.45pm)
Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: $160-480
Tickets available here

The Coming Week


TakeOut Comedy Presents: Butch Bradely

One of the most respected comedians on the live circuit returns to the city by popular demand as part of TakeOut Comedy’s tenth anniversary weekend celebrations! The Comedy Central regular always hits close to home with his genius diatribes on everyday fears and anxiety. A regular on the Late Late show with Craig Ferguson and The Carson Daly Show, Bradely’s reputation as one of the best is well deserved.

When: Jan 19-21 (Champs Bar)
Where: Jan 19 – Champs Bar, 209 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai. Jan 20 & 21 – TakeOut Comedy, Central 34 Elgin Street, Central
How much: $25o (Jan 19), $300 (Jan 20 & 21)
Email jami@takeoutcomedy.com or call (+852) 6220 4436 to reserve your tickets now!

Art Totems Bridging East & West: Eddie Lui’s Four Decades of Artistic Pursuit

Just so you know, this is just part of the title… the whole thing is ‘Art Totems Bridging East & West: Eddie Lui’s Four Decades of Artistic Pursuit – A Retrospective Display of Juxtaposed Media and Iconographic Themes’. Try saying all that at once without passing out. This exhibition looks at over 60 pieces from Lui’s distinguished artistic career. His work is truly astounding, the name of the exhibition is astoundingly long. It’s all astounding.

When: Jan 18-Mar 26 (9.30am-6pm)
Where: 1/F & 2/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, UMAG, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam
How much: Free
Find out more here

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