What’s on this month…
Hooray! We made it through the first month of the year. Now it’s time to indulge a little and celebrate a very special leap year month with tons of exciting events. Apart from Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day (it’s seems like everything has come at once!), there’s plenty to do in the 852 this Feb. From internationally acclaimed theatre acts and hilarious comedians, to foodie fiestas and awesome parties… it’s all here in our February For Your Diary!
CNY Burgers at The Butchers Club
Start off the new month with a sinful indulgence at The Butchers Club. The CNY spirit has inspired the Chefs to create a special new burger, The Fei Jai. This limited edition beast of a burger is on the ‘secret’ menu, and uses many of Hong Kong’s favourite flavours and ingredients. Think pineapple buns, Chinese cabbage, char siu and even wonton skin! An unusual combo that would definitely be fun to check out over CNY.
When: Monday, 1 February – Wednesday, 10 February
Where:G/F, Rialto Building, 2 Landale Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, Shop G34-35, G/F, K11, 18 Hanoi Road, TST, Hong Kong, G/F Sunwise Building, 112-114 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $88 only!
Mulled Cider and Crepes Party
Enjoy an evening of exclusive spiced apple cider and delicious homemade crepes at Patis French Bistro! Get your February sugar fix with these delicious crepes that can be topped with sugar, salted caramel sauce or Nutella (drools all over keyboard…). If this cool weather holds up, a glass of comforting cider at this cosy venue is the perfect way to stay warm.
When: Tuesday, 2 February, 1am – 11pm
Where: Pastis French Bistro, G/F, 65 Wyndham street, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
How much: $108 per person.
During the festive period over Chinese New Year, the city will be filled with the scent of fragrant flowers and seasonal plants, all of which are available for sale at the local Flower Markets. These markets will be bustling with activity this month, and it’s the perfect opportunity to pick up some pretty and lucky blooms for you home. Stay tuned for our CNY guide coming soon for more information on what to do and where to go during this holiday season!
When: Tuesday, 2 February – Sunday, 7 February – 12pm – 12am
Where: Victoria Park, 1 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free!
Black and White Party
Let you hair down and don your best dress to celebrate the start of the month at the Fringe Club’s ‘Black and White party‘. This exclusive event is a great way to meet new people or simply have a good time with friends. Sip on a cocktail and be transported back the year 1913… you’ll feel like you’re in a black and white movie!
When: Friday, 5 February, 8pm ’til late
Where: Fringe Club, Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free if you dress in black and white or $250 by waiver.
Rewind 1st Anniversary Party
In celebration of their first anniversary, Rewind invites you to party with some soulful house and techno, spun by German DJ ‘&Me’. We love Rewind’s chilled out parties and awesome music, so we’re sure that this special celebration will be just as good, if not better. The warehouse setting and ‘sexy electronic’ music will be a nice change of pace from thechart-topping tunes at many of Hong Kong’s generic watering holes.
When: Friday, 5 February, 11pm ’til late
Where: The Annex, Unit 6, 2/F, Wing Wo Street, Nan Fung Place, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $300 at the door (including one drink) or grab them here.
Natixis Rugby Cup 2016
Rugby fan? The Natixis Rugby Cup 2016 is back, featuring French Top 14-league contenders, ‘Racing 92’, against Super Rugby Champions ‘Highlanders’. This will be the first match to feature a Super Rugby club in Asia, so make sure you head over to the Siu Sai Wan Stadium to show your favourite team some love!
When: Saturday, 6 February – 5pm onwards
Where: Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
How much: From $299, grab a ticket here.
Super Bowl Celebrations
The Super Bowl is one of the most important American sporting events. Every year flocks of people either attend the thriving game or crowd on sofas at home with their favourite snacks to cheer on chosen teams. Stone Nullah Tavern will be broadcasting the game, with a full on super Bowl spread filled with hearty American Classics. Think sausages, eggs and bacon, accompanied by a couple of beers of course – what a way to start the morning! Stay tuned to our mini post on all things Super Bowl related… coming soon!
When: Monday, 8 February, 7.30 – 11.30am
Where: Stone Nullah Tavern, G/F, 69 Stone Nullah Lane, Hong Kong
How much: $288 per person and enjoy free-flow PBR Beers, Prosecco, Mimosa at just $108 OR you can enjoy free-flow Prosecco, Mimosa, SNT Bloody Mary and Beer for $198. Book now by calling 3182 0128.
Chinese New Year Race Day
To kick off the Year of the Monkey, join in on the action at the Chinese New Year Race Day, one of HK’s most popular horse racing events. The Jockey Club will be featuring a full programme of traditional and colourful festivities, including a grand opening show, a traditional lion dance and a variety of entertaining, cultural performances.
When: Wednesday, 10 February
Where: Hong Kong Jockey Club, 6/F, Grandstand, Happy Valley Racecourse, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
How much: Free Entry! But bring along some money to bet on your favourite horses though.
The Vagina Monologues
“Fine dining, chocolates, flowers… it’s all so overrated!” – If Valentine’s Day is totally not your thing, you’re going to love this performance. That’s right, The Vagina Monologues is back for another dose of funny, frank female empowering entertainment! Witness a knee-slapping production of unadulterated feminism the talented actors bring their stories to life through dance, song, ritual… and the rest is for you to find out!
When: Friday, 12 February and Sunday, 14 February, 7.30pm
Where: Orange Peel – 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Hong Kong
How much: $250 at the door (including a drink) or grab your tickets online for $200 here.
Pulse 3D Light Show
This spectacular light and sound show will once again be returning to light up Hong Kong’s skys for the CNY celebrations. Be amused by 3D graphics and images projected onto the façade of the iconic HK cultural centre and clock tower, complemented by melodic symphonies. The show runs four times a night for those who just cannot get enough of this impressive display!
When: Wednesday, 10 February – Monday, 29 February at 8.20pm, 8.45pm, 9.15pm, 9.45pm
Where: Open Piazza, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How much: Free!
Circus in Town: Bianco by NoFit State Circus (UK)
It’s not everyday that a circus comes to town, especially here in HK! Bianco are internationally renowned for their dramatic live contemporary circus performance, so this one not to miss. They’re known for putting on a stunning theatrical show that’s sure to impress – this will be a circus experience like no other.
When: Wednesday, 17 February, 8pm, Thursday, 18 February, 8pm , Friday, 19 February, 8pm, Saturday, 20 February – 2.30 pm& 8pm, Sunday 21 February, 8pm
Where: Arena, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong
How much: From $380, grab your ticket here.
The 44th Hong Kong Arts Festival
The HK Arts Festival is a major international arts festival that occurs annually during the months of February and March. This year, over 1,400 outstanding international artists and local talents will perform at different venues around town. From theatre, dance and opera, to music and circus acts, there’s plenty of cultural delights to please everyone. Tickets sell out quickly so make sure you book tickets for your favourite shows now!
When: Friday, 19 February – Sunday, 20 March
Where: Hong Kong Arts Festival, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Ticket prices vary depending on the show. Book tickets here.
Club Cubic presents Tiesto in Macau
World famous DJ Tiesto is coming to Macau this February to put on another unforgettable show! If you’re looking for a night of dancing and great beats, you won’t be disappointed by the electronic highs and euphonic trance. Grab tickets for this event ASAP, as this will undoubtedly be a night like no other.
When: Friday, 19 February – 11.30pm till late
Where: Club Cubic, Level 2, The shops at the Boulevard, City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau
How much: Advance – $780, At the door – $980, call 66384999 or [email protected].
ANAIA – Island School Fashion Show
A group of students from Hong Kong’s Island School are once again hosting their annual fashion show, ANIA. The event is held in support of an organisation called Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre, which works to help cancer patients in Hong Kong. Be sure to come along to watch these talented young adults showcase their designs and contribute in raising money for this worthwhile cause.
When: Saturday, 20 February, 7 – 9pm
Where: Island School, 20 Borrett Road, Mid-levels, Hong Kong
How much: Gold – $600, Silver – $350, Black – $150 grab your ticket here.
Russell Peters in Macau
World famous stand up comedian, Russell Peters, will be performing in Macau for the first time ever! Watch him get up-close and personal with the crowd… you’ll be rolling on the floor with laughter as he makes his witty observations and jokes about ethnic and cultural stereotypes. Make sure you buy your tickets soon because they are selling out like hot cakes!
When: Friday, 26 February – 8.15 pm
Where: Studio City Event Centre, Macau
How much: A reserve – $1,580, B Reserve – $1,280, C Reserve – $1,080, D Reserve – $680. Tickets available here.
Malt Masters: Whisky Festival
Malt Masters’ whisky festival is back, with a host of unique whisky brands to tempt any whisky loving ladies. This year it will be a two-day affair, where you’ll be able to experience exclusive food pairing master classes with Ewan Henderson and chat to whisky experts from various brands. You’ll also be able to try the rarest whisky among all distilleries… sounds like whisky business.
When: Saturday, 27 February – Sunday, 28 February, 10am – 5pm
Where: Conrad Hotel, One Pacific Place, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: $800 per person, grab your ticket here.
Social By The Sea
Make a difference this February by supporting Lifelong Animal Protection (LAP), as they hold a charity dog walk to support their cause. LAP was established 18 years ago and aims to find homes for abandoned and neglected animals. Looking to welcome a new furry friend into the family? Remember there are so many adorable pups that need a home, so make sure you consider adoption!
When: Sunday, 28 February – 10am onwards
Where: The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free!