What’s on this month…
Hello January, fancy seeing you here and so quickly at that – seriously, where did Christmas go? It seems like five minutes ago since we were stuffing mince pies in our mouths and now here we are, promising ourselves that we’ll start our diet on Monday and downloading fitness apps like our lives depend on it. So, let’s take a break from the crazy, girls, and see what’s in store this month. Diaries at the ready…
AIA Great European Carnival
If you were in Honkers last year, you’ll know that the AIA Great European Carnival is as close to Winter Wonderland in the 852 as it gets! Those from across the pond will no doubt be missing that Crimbo carnival-vibe that hits as soon as it starts to get dark at 2pm. Luckily, we’ve got the best of both worlds here and we get to enjoy a little more daylight AND hit up Hong Kong’s biggest carnival. Did we mention there’s mulled wine? Lots and lots of mulled wine.
When: Friday, 1 January – Sunday, 21 February, 11am-11pm
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Buy tickets online here for $133, inclusive of 10 tokens or grab them on the door for $125!
The iconic upside down purple cow debuts on the harbour front, concealing huge talent and entertainment! From dance to theatre and music to comedy, keep your eyes peeled for big names fresh from the Edinburgh Festival and acts from stars such as Russell Howard, Beardyman and more!
When: Wednesday, 6 January – Sunday, 14 February
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start at $250, click here and select a show to book your tickets, or call the HK Ticketing hotline on 31 288 288.
Sofa Club Anniversary Bash
Join the Premium Sofa Club in celebrating their second anniversary on the HK clubbing scene with a weekend-long party that’ll see you downing (responsibly, of course) free-flowing drinks and getting (a little too) loose on the dance-floor to a host of guest DJ’s. Cheers to the weekend!
When: Friday, 8 January – Sunday, 11 January, 12 midnight – late
Where: Premium Sofa Club, 212 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Standard club entry
Italian Sky Garden Cinema
We’re mad for a rooftop cinema here in Hong Kong, and with our incredible skyline, why wouldn’t we be? The Sky Rooftop Garden is the place to be every Saturday this month, with three classic Italian films being the centrepiece of these cool, winter nights. From The Godfather to Gladiator, grab a ticket and settle in for the evening. Come mingle early for a complimentary cocktail at Jinjuu HK before the movie starts and a goodie bag filled with Italian treats! Bellissimo!
When: Every Saturday from 9 – 23, January, 8pm
Where: 9/F, Sky Garden, California Tower, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $200 including entry to the outdoor movie, a complimentary drink at Jinjuu pre-screening, a complimentary Peroni Nastro Azzurro beer and an Italian goodie bag! Grab your tickets here.
Toro y Moi “What For?” Asia Tour
Toro y Moi owned the stages of Coachella and Glastonbury, so we’re super excited that he’s heading to our hometown with his unique sound! As one of the most sought-after ‘chillwave’ artists and producers, you’re undoubtedly in for a fun and creative musical masterpiece.
When: Tuesday, 12 January, 8pm
Where: Hidden Agenda, 2A, Winful Industrial Building, 15-17 Tai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
How much: $260 in advance, or $320 on the door. Pre-book your tickets here!
Fashion Collective Pop-up
We’ve constantly got our ears to the ground, listening out for great fashion pop-ups! Not that we ever need an excuse to shop ’til we quite literally drop, but The Space will be kicking off a fashion pop-up event with cocktails and canapés, too. Browse a collection of gorgeous fashion and jewellery – you’ll even get the chance to meet the designers.
When: Friday, 15 January & Saturday, 16 January, 6-1opm
Where: The Space, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – don’t forget your purses!
If you’re looking for a bit of theatre this January, don’t miss ‘The Ritz-Diamond’ at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Acted, produced and directed by Gabriella So, an up and coming Hong Kong actress, this one-woman show is bound to show off her triple-threat talent. Snap up tickets quick for a unique performance!
When: Friday, 15 January, 8pm; Saturday, 16 January, 8pm, Sunday, 17 January, 8pm
Where: McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $200 per person, $150* (*full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above and people with disabilities).
The Jazz Family Fest
Get jazzy this January at this two-day charity event at Grappa’s Cellar. Enjoy the soothing sounds of some of Hong Kong’s best jazz musicians as you listen to live music and tuck into some delicious food and drink. The best thing is that all this fun is for a good cause – the Jockey Club Sarah Roe School (JCSRS), and three other organisations which include Nesbitt, YES and the Rock Foundation.
When: Friday, 22 January, 7pm
Where: Grappa’s Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $400 per person for a standing ticket, $620 for a seated ticket – all tickets include two drinks. Tickets available here.
Improv at the HUB
When was the last time you laughed? Like, really really laughed? Prepare for the first in a monthly series of improvised comedy that’s sure to split your sides! Featuring HK’s own 3 Dudes and People’s Liberation, the group actively encourages audience participation so be sure to get involved! Who’s line is it anyway?
When: Saturday, 23 January, 9pm onwards
Where: The HUB, 1/F, Fortune Building, 150-158 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $160, grab your tickets here!
Middle Eastern Cooking
So you’ve made a New Year resolution to eat a little healthier (perhaps to cut out more meat?) and you’re fully ready to embrace the ‘new you’. Kick-start your system with a Middle Eastern vegan cooking class that’ll see you whipping up traditional and filling meals in no time! From cauliflower in hot tahini sauce, to bulgur pastry stuffed with mushroom and pine nuts, to lentil and pomegranate salads. Delish!
When: Tuesday, 29 January, 10am-1pm
Where: The Crafties 1/F Sing Kui Commercial Building, 27 De Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $550 including lunch, hot & cold drinks, snack and recipes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9723 0459 to RSVP.
New Year, New Yoga
We’ve eaten a few too many minced pies and we’re still feeling the never-ending mulled wine hangover. It’s time to get our bodies and minds into gear. Enjoy a dynamic yoga class led by loved yoga teacher, Yogi Bangora, and refuel with scrumptious, healthy meals prepared by 3/3rds! You’ll also bag yourself a ClassCruiser 10-day voucher pack full of goodies and discounts that’ll definitely keep you on track this January!
When: Friday, 29 January, 7pm-9.39pm
Where: Unit D, 10/F, Yally Industrial Building, 6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
How much: $400 per person, tickets available here. Be sure to email email@example.com to secure your spot! Bring your own yoga mat and towel.
Picnic In The Park
It’s back! Hong Kong’s own Picnic In The Park being held once again at the end of the month, and this time there’s even more cause for celebration with their 10 year anniversary. This free festival-style event in Discovery Bay is the perfect place to chill out on the weekend and discover local Hong Kong musical talent. See you there!
When: Saturday, 30 January, 10.30am – 9.45pm
Where: Siena Park, Siena One Drive, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free to attend. Donations and funds raised by the event will go towards children’s charities.