24 February, 2015

For Your Diary: What’s On In Hong Kong For March

24 February, 2015

March is shaping up to be a hot month for events this year, Sassy readers! There’s plenty on offer, including art fairs galore, live music acts, theatre and more. Have a read of what’s going on below – and make sure you get to the end as you won’t want to miss out on anything!

ART

Art Basel

Art Basel
As one of the three (lucky) participating cities for Art Basel, we’re excited that it’s back for another round! Have a gander around the Convention Centre and check out the amazing works from galleries all over the world, plus loads of expert talks, special presentations and panel discussions. Whether you’re a collector, artist, critic or you just want to see what all the fuss is about – this is one of the highlights of Hong Kong’s cultural calendar.

SASSY GIVEAWAY
And that’s not all – we’re giving away a pair of tickets to five lucky Sassy readers. Fill in your details here or by clicking on the link below for a chance to win.

When: Sunday, 15 March – Tuesday, 17 March
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $250 and are available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 3128 8288.

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Art CentralArt Central
Why not check out the new Art Central, an art fair showcasing the next generation of talent alongside the works of more established artists. It’s taking place smack in the middle of Central, so you have no excuses not to get to this one! Work from over 77 galleries around the world will be on display, and you’ll be spoilt for choice at what’s on offer. This is the first year that Art Central will be happening, and if you’re keen to see what this new art fair will bring, you’re in luck as we’re giving away more free tickets!

SASSY GIVEAWAY
That’s right, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to Art Central to 20 Sassy readers. Fill in your details here or by clicking on the button below to be in with a chance to win!

When: Saturday, 14 March – Monday, 16 March
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: A standard ticket is $200 which admits two if bought on or before 13 March and admits one if bought on or before 14 March. Tickets are available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 3128 8288.

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Asia Contemporary Art Show

Asia Contemporary Art Show
Showcasing more than 3,000 artworks from 20 countries, the Asia Contemporary Art Show is back in Hong Kong! Set in a hotel, you’ll be able to browse and buy original paintings, limited editions, sculptures and photography from some of the hottest up and coming artists in the region. There will be some big names that you’ll recognise as well as some emerging artists too – all showing off their latest and greatest works. More deets here.

When: Thursday, 12 March – Sunday, 15 March. VIP Collectors Preview (by invitation only) on Thursday, 12 March, 5-9.30pm
Where: 40-44/F, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: A VIP ticket is $260 per person, a standard ticket is $180 (admits two if purchased online; admits one if purchased at the door. Tickets available now at www.asicontemporaryart.com and www.hkticketing.com or by calling 3128 8288.

South Island Art NightSouth Island Art Night
The southern part of HK Island is truly stunning, and now there’s a group of art galleries in the district that have gathered together for South Island Art Night, a series of exhibition openings and artist performances in the lead up to Art Basel. This is perfect if you’re looking for a bit of art away from the hectic city… Enjoy!

When: Sunday, 15 March, 5-10pm
Where: Art galleries all around the south of Hong Kong! Click here for participating galleries.
How much: Free

Chai Wan MeiChai Wan Mei Art & Design Festival
Yep, this is the month of the art festivals! Chai Wan Mei isn’t just another one to add to the list though – this cool art festival is set  around the eastern part of the island, and is definitely one to check out if you’re looking for really interesting and avant-garde works. There’ll be (rogue) art installations and workshops from Insight School of Interior Design as well as the Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers.

When: Saturday, 14 March, 11am-9pm & Sunday, 15 March, 11am-7pm
Where: All around Chai Wan! There are free shuttle buses every 30 minutes during event hours from Statue Square in Central and Expo Drive in Wan Chai.
How much: Entry is free

Green Art AsiaART CAR
Green Art Asia is hosting ART CAR, a thrilling art and automobile exhibition with renowned contemporary artist Nan Qi. Nan Qi’s signature ink dot works of art will be on display and are all inspired by the concept of art, automobiles and sex (ooh la la!). Held in a car showroom, this is definitely an interesting one to check out this month!

When: Friday, 6 March, 6-9pm
Where: A secret location in TST! RSVP by emailing [email protected] for more info.
How much: Free entry

THEATRE

Thinner Than WaterThinner Than Water
Local theatre group Aurora Theatre is back with Thinner Than Water, a gripping and real dramedy. If you love a bit of theatre, you’ll be impressed by the talented actors from the group, who portray the story of Martin and his family.

When: Wednesday, 4 March – Saturday, 7 March
Where: Fringe Underground, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $220 for Fringe Club members and $250 for non-members. They’re available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 3128 8288.

Pride & PrejudicePride and Prejudice
A stage production of one of my favourite books by Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, will be performed in Hong Kong this month. It’s not Colin Firth playing Mr. Darcy, but the actors from the Gate Theatre instead. Check out other theatre and music events from the Hong Kong Arts Festival here.

When: Thursday, 5 March – Sunday, 15 March
Where: Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $180 and are available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 3128 8288.

CatsCats
We were wooed by Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Phantom of the Opera at the start of the year, so we’re super excited for Cats to hit HK! Hop on the ferry to Macau to catch this one, as it’s definitely one you don’t want to miss. The Tony and Olivier award-winning play is sure to impress even the most discerning theatre audiences.

When: Friday, 6 March – Sunday, 15 March
Where: Venetian Theatre, The Venetian Macao, Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Macau
How much: Tickets start from $280 and are available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 3128 8288.

MUSIC

Alors en chanteAlors en chante!
French Canadian singer Liza Melfi will be performing French jazz hits at Mano as part of the Jazz Kezhan monthly series. Feast on dinner while Liza performs or simply pop in for a drink while you enjoy her singing.

When: Wednesday, 11 March, the first set is 7.30-9pm and the second set is 9.30-11pm
Where: Mano, G/F, The L Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
How much: $880 with dinner, or $250 for tickets purchased in advance just for the show, $280 on the door. Call Mano on 2399 0737 to book your tickets.

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran Live in Hong Kong
The biggest British breakthrough act in recent years is performing in Hong Kong this month. Yep, Ed Sheeran, everyone’s favourite man with a guitar is bringing his live act to the 852. You’ll love singing along to his hits including “Thinking Out Loud” (do you think the dancer from the video will be performing as Ed plays?!) and “Sing”.

When: Tuesday, 10 March, 8pm
Where: AsiaWorld-Expo, Asia World Summit, Lantau, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $680 and are available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 3128 8288.

One DirectionOne Direction: On The Road Again Tour
We know, we know, we’re no longer tweens who go crazy over the hottest boyband in music… or are we?! One of the biggest boy-bands in the world right now is performing in Hong Kong this month, and some of us at Sassy HQ couldn’t be happier! Check out One Direction at AsiaWorld-Expo as they perform in support of their new album, Four.

When: Wednesday, 18 March, 8pm
Where: AsiaWorld-Expo, Asia World Summit, Lantau, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $988 and are available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 3128 8288.

PitbullPitbull Live in Hong Kong
Mr. Worldwide is bringing the party to AsiaWorld-Expo this month. Pitbull, everyone’s favourite Latino rock star, will woo you with his hits including “Don’t Stop The Party” and “Give Me Everything”. You’ll also remember “We Are One” with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte, which was the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup… it’s time to get your dancing shoes on, girls, and join the party!

When: Saturday, 21 March, 8pm
Where: AsiaWorld-Expo, Asia World Summit, Lantau, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $1,080 and available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 3128 8288.

Jason MrazAn Acoustic Evening with Jason Mraz and Raining Jane Live in Hong Kong
Chart topper Jason Mraz is set to hit the stage in Hong Kong with the support of his buddies Raining Jane. You know you want to watch and sway along to the acoustic version of “I’m Yours” or the “Geek in the Pink”.

When: Friday, 27 March, 8pm
Where: AsiaWorld-Expo, Asia World Summit, Lantau, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $388 and are available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 3128 8288.

OTHER HAPPENINGS

Make Room For CharityMake Room For Charity
Head over to KEE Club for a handbag auction. Yep, we are encouraging you to shop (sorry!), but this time it’s all for charity. All proceeds will be going to International Care Ministries programmes. Think Chanel, Bottega, Fendi and more… if you’re worried they might be out of your budget, you’ll be glad to know that prices start at $300 for some of these preloved items. Click here to RSVP.

When: Monday, 2 March, 7pm
Where: KEE Club, 6/F, 32 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry, but don’t forget to RSVP!

BonhamsBonhams
UK antiquities specialist Bonhams is opening its flagship showroom in Hong Kong in Pacific Place this month. Pop over for a day of valuations – take your fine jewellery and watches over to get valued and scrutinised by world-renowned experts for free.

When: Monday, 2 March
Where: Bonhams, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Chef TalksChef Talks
You’ve probably read about some of Hong Kong’s best chefs, dined in their restaurants, critiqued their food… but what makes them tick? Check out Chef Talks by Slow Food Hong Kong over the next few weeks. Eight chefs will be sharing their experiences over seven sessions, including Umberto Bombana from 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, David Lai from Neighbourhood and NUR, and Vicky Lau from Tate Dining Room and Bar. Enjoy!

When: Umberto Bombana will be speaking on Tuesday, 3 March; David Lai will be speaking on Monday, 16 March; Vicky Lau will be speaking on Monday, 30 March. Click here to find out when other chefs are speaking. Each session is from 7-8.30pm.
Where: The Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Entry is free, but spaces are limited. RSVP here.

Malt MastersMalt Masters Whiskey Festival 2015
If you’re a whiskey connoisseur, then this is where you’ll want to be! Malt Masters is a whiskey and malt festival in its second year. Head over to PMQ for a day of mixing and mingling with distillers, tasting different types of malts and whiskies, master classes, and more.

When: Saturday, 7 March, 1.30-9.30pm
Where: The Qube, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $800 and available here.

Ladies Long LunchLadies Long Lunch
Celebrate the start of the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens (no, we’ve not forgotten about that – stay tuned to Sassy for more info!) at the Ladies Long Lunch, hosted by the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation. Indulge in food, wine and bid for fabulous auction prizes, with all the money going to a good cause.

When: Friday, 27 March, 12.30-3.30pm
Where: The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Happy Valley Racecourse, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $1,600

Russell PetersRussell Peters Almost Famous World Tour
He’s back! Funnyman Russell Peters is gracing the stage in Hong Kong after his sell-out performances in 2013. He’s bringing fresh new material to share with the audience. This is bound to be something that you don’t want to miss, so grab those tickets quick before they sell out!

When: Tuesday, 31 March, 8pm
Where: AsiaWorld-Expo, Asia World Summit, Lantau, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $488 and are available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 3128 8288.

IWDInternational Women’s Day
Not only is it art month in Hong Kong, March marks International Women’s Day. The Women’s Foundation (TWF) has got a whole host of promotions to mark the occasion this month. Beef & Liberty will donate 100% of the proceeds for their most popular dessert, Cookies and Cream, throughout this month to TWF. Chachawan and Duddell’s have got a super sassy cocktail on offer from 2-8 March, with the proceeds going to the organisation. Mischa is hosting a fundraising shopping night on 11 March: 10% of all the proceeds on the night will go to TWF. Uber is showing their support by donating $1 to TWF for every ride taken between 2-8 March. It’s safe to say this is a cause close to our hearts as well!

When: Throughout March
Where: All over town!

International Women’s Day image taken from Pinterest
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