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The Biggest and Best Events This Hong Kong Arts Month

Hong Kong Arts Month returns this March to fill our urban jungle with explosive waves of creativity all around. Showcasing a plethora of work from world-renowned artists, stars on the rise, and a wealth of home-grown talent, you’re definitely in for a treat, whether you’re a passionate art lover or simply enjoy dabbling in the scene. So whip out your diaries and start planning your way around this month-long celebration with our roundup of the best and biggest events.

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The 46th Hong Kong Arts Festival

Filling up our city with all kinds of arts and culture from now until March 24, the 46th Hong Kong Arts Festival boasts an international programme of multiple art forms spanning theatre, Chinese opera, and dance. Check out unique shows like Whipped Cream by the American Ballet Theatre, amazing dance performances like Playing Hooky by PPS Danse, and other highlights including a thrilling production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Britain’s National Theatre, and Anna Karenina by Ballett Zürich. Hurry and bag yourself a ticket now to avoid disappointment.

When: Until March 24, (performance times vary)
Where: Locations vary
How much: Ticket prices vary
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The Hong Kong French Theatre Festival

After huge success from last year, the Hong Kong French Theatre Festival returns with five amazing performances lined up. Taking place from March 7 to 10, audiences can dive right in with shows including Le jeu de l’amour et du hasard (The Game of Love and Chance), Politiquement Correct (Politically Correct), Oscar et la dame Rose (Oscar and the Lady in Pink), Dans la peau de Cyrano (In Cyranop’s Shoes), and Le bois dont je suis fait (What I am made of). All profits from the festival will go towards supporting Pour Un Sourire d’Enfant, a charity dedicated to providing care for underprivileged children in Cambodia.

When: March 7 – 10, (8pm)
Where: French International School Auditorium, 34 Price Road, Jardine’s Lookout
Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen’s Road Central
How much: $120 – $200 (students under 28) / $200 – $300 (adults)
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Hong Kong International Film Festival

Back to take over the city from March 19 to April 7, the Hong Kong International Film Festival will be screening over 250 titles from more than 55 countries across various cultural venues all over town. Recognised as one of Asia’s most reputable platforms for filmmakers, industry professionals, and film enthusiasts, the festival brings audiences a cinematic experience like never before, featuring a series of world-class films, seminars hosted by leading filmmakers around the world, film exhibitions, and more. This is one festival movie buffs will not want to miss.

 March 19 – April 7
Where: Locations vary
How much: Ticket prices vary
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Harbour Art Fair at Harbour City

More than 50 emerging Korean galleries will come together to showcase over a hundred pieces of innovative artwork at the Marco Polo Hotel’s Harbour Art Fair from March 23 to 26. With a line-up of art talks, workshops, tasting sessions, and plenty of kid-friendly activities to keep your little ones busy, the fair is the perfect place to introduce youngsters to the world of art in a fun and unique way.

When: March 23 – 26
Where: 7/F, Marco Polo HongKong Hotel, 3 Canton Road, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: $100
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Asia Contemporary Art Show

With a Spring and Fall edition occurring annually, the Asia Contemporary Art Show is the only art fair in Hong Kong that takes place twice a year. Offering a uniquely intimate experience for art lovers across the city from March 24 to 26, guests will be invited to explore thousands of pieces from around the globe, and have a chance to meet and engage with some of the world’s most interesting and promising artists at the fair’s reoccurring Artist Dialogues section. Featuring a wide array of original paintings, limited edition sculptures, and photography available for purchase, this is one not to miss for all art collectors.

When: March 24, (1pm – 9pm) / March 25, (12pm – 8pm) / March 26, (12pm – 6pm)
Where: Conrad Hotel, One Pacific Place, Queensway, Admiralty
How much: $250 (special 2-for-1 with advance purchase)
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HKwalls Street Art Festival

For a truly immersive art experience, come catch a glimpse of international and local artists as they take their talents to the streets for this year’s HKwalls Street Art Festival between March 24 to April 1. Returning for the fifth consecutive year, the nine-day festival allows Hong Kongers to get up close and personal with art and have the rare opportunity to witness each artist creating their own masterpiece. And don’t forget to check out the Art Crawl closing party on March 31 too, with live music and drinks available, guests will be free to come and go as the party move through the neighbourhood from Sai Ying Pun to Central, giving you the chance to check out different works by each artist. Bursting with wild creativity and bright expression, this hip and modern art festival is all set to light up our city like never before.

When: March 24 – April 1
Where: Central & Western District
How much: Free
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Read more! Spend Five Minutes With Hong Kong’s Cheekiest Street Artist, Szabotage

Art Central

The wait is almost over as Art Central makes its way back to Central Harbourfront from March 27 to April 1. This year’s show promises to be bigger and better than ever before, featuring over 100 international galleries, including 30 who are making their Art Central debut. Guests will have the chance to see everything from stunning large-scale installations, to fun interactive art involving giant Jenga blocks! They will also be able to nibble on dishes from some of the city’s hottest eateries in the StrEAT Central alfresco dining area. So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets now.

When: March 27 – April 1, (11am – times vary)
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central
How much: $125 – $500
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Art Basel

Running from March 29 to 31, Art Basel will be dazzling Hong Kong’s local art scene with a whopping 248 premier galleries from 32 different countries, all gathered under one roof. With at least half of all the pieces on display hailing from the Asia-Pacific region, the Hong Kong edition of this global art show is unique to say the least, and one of the biggest events in the Hong Kong calendar.

When: March 29 – 31 (times vary)
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai
How much: $250 – $850 (three-day pass)
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Blooming at the Junction

To celebrate the grand opening of the new Korean Cultural Centre in Hong Kong, a specially curated opening exhibition, Blooming at the Junction, will be held at PMQ until March 31. Guests will get to experience traditional expressions of colour portrayed by 19 renowned Korean contemporary artists, through mixed forms of paintings, photography, and installations. Bursting with colour and culture, the exhibition takes guests on a journey with art pieces dating back to the 1970s, right up to the modern art culture today.

When: Until March 31
Where: PMQ, 7/F, Block B, 5 Aberdeen Street, Central
How much: Free
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Harbour Arts Sculpture Park

The city’s first international Harbour Arts Sculpture Park has arrived at Central and Western District Promenade, and various spaces in Wan Chai. From now and April 11, city dwellers can view a grand display of 21 amazing sculptures by 19 world-renowned artists and local talents. Made free to the public, this open-plan museum is accompanied by an extensive programme of free workshops and educational activities that allow the public to further engage with the wonderful world of art. If you’re as excited as we are about this epic sculpture park, then make sure to swing by and check it out.

When: Until April 11
Where: Central and Western District Promenade & Wan Chai
How much: Free
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Affordable Art Fair

Riding high on its popularity from previous years, the sixth edition of the Affordable Art Fair will showcase the work of more than a thousand artists, with everything from traditional ink painting to abstract canvases, and stunning sculptures to eye-catching photography. Fueled by the belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy art in their home, the fair offers a whole host of works by global names and emerging talents, with prices ranging from between $1,000 and $100,000. Friendly experts will also be on hand to dish out their tips and advice for purchasing art, making it the perfect place for first-time buyers.

When: May 18 – 20
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai
How much: $90 – $165
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Read more! Discover Where to Buy Affordable Art for Your Home, and explore the rest of our Arts & Culture section.

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