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City Happenings – Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the best damn cities in the world. Call us biased, but where else can you get direct access to some of the best cultural, athletic and gastronomic experiences from both East and West? Whether you’re visiting town, or are already considered a local, our City Happenings guide will make sure you’re up to date on the coolest and most unique experiences in the city. Check out some of the upcoming events. You’ll soon see, there’s something happening here…

Music & Theatre

Outlook Festival Launch Party

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Outlook Festival HK is the only underground Bass Music festival in Hong Kong, bringing together the finest sounds from the most vibrant and cutting edge dance scenes around, with the gorgeous panoramic view of Tolo Harbour as its backdrop.

When: 13 May 2017, 12:00PM -11:00PM

Where: Whitehead BBQ, Ma On Shan, Hong Kong

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West Side Story

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Inspired by Shakespeare’s tumultuous love story Romeo and Juliet, and set amidst the vicious rivalry of teenage gangs in 1950s New York, WEST SIDE STORY’s ground-breaking choreography and unforgettable score changed the face of musical theatre for ever when it burst onto the Broadway stage in 1957. Now a vibrant new stage production of the classic dance musical is coming to Hong Kong, following wild acclaim and sold-out seasons around the world, from London, Tokyo and Sydney.

When: 18 May-18 June 2017

Where: Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong

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Russel Howard

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One of the UK’s biggest comedian Russell Howard is on a massive world tour and is back in Hong Kong this May with a brand-new stand- show. Best known for his BBC Three comedy series Russell Howard’s Good News, the Bristol-born comedian covers everything from politics to his family, turning the smallest mundane stories into hilarious anecdotes. Definitely not one to miss for comedy fans!

When: 27 May 2017

Where: Academic Community Hall, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

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 Pitbull Climate Change Tour

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Mr. Worldwide is bringing his catchy number one pop hits to Hong Kong. His concerts have sold out across the world, so make sure to get your tickets early!

When: 29 May 2017, 8:00 PM

Where: AsiaWorld-Expo, Hall 10, Hong Kong

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Sting 57th & 9Th Tour

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Following the recent release of Sting’s highly anticipated rock/pop album 57th & 9th and with sold out concerts already confirmed in North America and Europe, Cherrytree Management and Live Nation Lushington are proud to announce the return of English singer-songwriter STING, performing live in Hong Kong.

When: 3 June 2017

Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre- Hall 5BC

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Art & Culture

International Museum Day

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This is the ultimate chance to spend your day in museums in Hong Kong and the best thing is, almost all Museums in Hong Kong are for free! So, channel your inner intellectual and expand your knowledge.

When: 13 May-14 May 2017

Where: Various Venues

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Affordable Art Fair

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The Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong caters to all the art lovers in the city (from burgeoning collectors to art newbies). It showcases a diverse range of contemporary artwork handpicked by more than 110 exceptional local and overseas galleries.

When: 19 – 21 May 2017

Where: HKCEC, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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Me: Millennials

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The new media art exhibition will showcase a large-scale digital sculpture created by Dutch digital artist Faiyaz Jafri and a joint new media art exhibition by 10 millennial generation artists. The exhibition showcases trans-disciplinary media power enables by the advancement of technology

When: Until 21 May 2017, 10AM-10PM

Where: K11 Hong Kong Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, TST, Hong Kong

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Ambiguously Yours: Gender in Hong Kong Popular Culture

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Displaying more than 90 works that dates back from the 1960s, the show takes a look at how androgyny and genderfluidity has been dealt with and presented in popular culture over the years, the interplay between visual art, design and moving images, and its effect on contemporary popular culture.

When: Until 21 May 2017

Where: M+ Pavilion, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong

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Food & Dining

Hofex – Food and Hospitality Trade Show

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One of the most prestigious food and hospitality tradeshows in the Asia-Pacific region. It showcases the hottest and latest products from around the globe, ranging from premier meat and specialty coffee to innovative food equipment and hospitality technology.

When: 8 May – 11 May 2017

Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

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Le moment by the Harbour

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Kronenbourg 1664 and Le French May invite you to a Parisian escape! Central harbourfront will be transformed into a French weekend market, where you can enjoy refreshing beers, authentic French cuisine, live music and fantastic street arts by talented French and local artists.

When: 18-21 May 2017

Where: Central Harbourfront, Hong Kong

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 Italian Street Food Fighters

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Tonight, NOM is hosting an epic food battle at 6pm. Two Italian street food fighters – NOM’s chef Fabrizio and Mangiare’s chef Luca Piazza – will be battling to give you the best Italian street food in town. For $200 (yes, only $200), enjoy a night of unlimited Italian street food, including meatballs, pizza, traditional Porchetta 1917 sandwiches, and two refreshing drinks of beer or wine. It’s an Italian street food showdown you absolutely do not want to miss.

When: 5 June 2017    

Where: 1-5 Elgin Street, Hong Kong

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Sports

Dragon Boat Festival

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Dragon boat festival or Tueng Ng festival, is known for its colourful dragon boat races, where teams of paddlers race the long narrow boats accompanied by the beat of the drum down to the finish line. Come and join the festivities and witness the waters come to life.

When: 30 May 2017

Where: Stanley Main Beach, Hong Kong

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