Ladies, Hong Kong is always jam-packed with tonnes of great concerts and cultural events… and November is no exception! So just to make life a little easier for you, we’ve pulled together a list of the hottest and most exciting activities around town. Take a peek at our November Cultural Round-Up and start filling up those diaries
To the pointe!
For a once-in-a-lifetime ballet experience, snag tix for A Ballet Soirée by the Hong Kong Ballet – featuring six short pieces varying in style, origin and mood and showcasing the work of different international choreographers, there’s bound to be something to suit every taste! Come show your support for the ballet and expect to be amazed by world-class dancers including our That Girl, Jin Yao!
SASSY GIVEAWAY: We have 5 pairs of tickets to give away for the Friday 2 November evening performance of A Ballet Soiree! This competition has now ended, congrats to our winners Janet I, Kristy M, Hannai W, Jun L and Cathy L – we hope you had a great time!
When: 2-3 November, 7.30pm; 3-4 November 2.30pm
Where: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: $100-$1000, www.urbtix.hk, 2111 5999
Enter the dragon
In case you were completely out of the loop – 2012 is the Year of the Dragon! Keeping with this theme, it’s the perfect time to check out the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s special showcase of Divine Power: The Dragon in Chinese Art to see over 200 of the finest dragon-themed works from ancient Chinese dynasties and beyond, including jade, paintings, textiles, ceramics and more.
When: 2-11 November, 10am-5pm
Where: Chinese University of Hong Kong Art Museum, Sha Tin
How much: Free!
Dancing on ice
For a night of fantasy, grab a spot at the Imperial Ice Stars’ Nutcracker on Ice! The world’s favourite ballet (except with double lutzs and triple axels instead of pirouettes and arabesques!), be prepared to get lost in a world of beautiful sets, exquisite costumes and magical special effects to enchant you throughout the night… who says it’s too early to get in the festive spirit?!
When: 6-18 November; Tuesday-Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm, Sunday 2pm & 7pm
Where: Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $395-$950, www.hkticketing.com, 3128 8288
Sexy and we know it!
You already know you’re sexy (and Sassy!), but did you know Redfoo from LMFAO is heading to Hong Kong this month? The amazing electro-rap duo from L.A. has had the whole world dancing up a storm with insanely catchy tunes like Party Rock Anthem and Champagne Showers. So now’s the time to grab your party rocking partner-in-crime and get your feet shuffling for the biggest party in town!
When: 13 November, 8pm
Where: Asia World Expo Arena, Lantau, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets range from $680-$780, www.hkticketing.com, 3128 8288
If you ever fell asleep during history class and missed out on the lecture on Chinese history, The Majesty of All Under Heaven: The Eternal Realm of China’s First Emperor exhibition at the Hong Kong History Museum is not to be missed! There are over 120 exceptional and rare artefacts and cultural relics from the Qin Dynasty, flown over especially from China, including the famous terracotta warriors and horses, plus multimedia displays, guided tours and much more. Having just clocked up its 300,000th visitor in HK, this exhibition is a true must-see.
When: Until 26 November (closed Tuesdays), 9am-10.30pm in 90 minute viewing sessions
Where: Hong Kong Museum of History, 100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: Only $10!
Going, going, gone!
It’s all happening in November for Christie’s, with a huge number of high-profile auctions scheduled in for the end of 2012. They’ll be showcasing valuable collections of Magnificent Jewels, Chinese Classical Paintings and Asian Contemporary Art to name but a few, in free public viewings leading up to the auctions themselves. So even if you don’t have the moolah for some of the items on display, bring a few girlfriends to take a peek at these stunning and rare collectibles – the jewellery is wow-worthy!
When: 22-28 November; see full schedule here
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Grand Hall, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Free!
Photography is becoming more and more popular nowadays, especially with the ease of an iPhone to snap up a few good pics! So come get some inspiration for your latest Instagram snaps with Post-Straight, an exhibition of contemporary Hong Kong photography highlighting the fresh and exciting work of talented young photographers in the local art scene. You never know – it might be your photos there next year!
When: Until 26 November (closed Tuesdays), 10am-6pm weekdays, 10am-7pm weekends
Where: 1/F, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin
How much: Only $10!
Drop it on the floor!
Jenny from the block, Ms Jennifer Lopez herself, is making her concert debut in the 852! The global megastar and Latina diva will be bringing her Dance Again World Tour to our shores – so expect plenty of fabulous costumes, high-energy dance routines and hit after hit from the star’s seven albums… Plus the opportunity to sing along badly to On The Floor, of course!
When: 28 November, 8:30pm
Where: Asia World Expo Arena, Lantau
How much: $480-$1580, www.urbtix.hk, 2111 5999
Picasso on paper
One of the most recognised and influential artists of the 20th century, this Picasso exhibition at new gallery Collins & Kent International will be showcasing thirty linocuts, seven lithographs and five etchings by the famed Spanish artist. Sign up for a personalised VIP guided tour with complimentary refreshments and exhibition brochures ASAP!
When: Until 30 November, 7pm weekdays, 3pm weekends
Where: Collins & Kent International, Room 2301, Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Call 3695 5200 or sign up here to receive a personalised VIP guest pass to the show
And an early heads-up for December…
Hong Kong’s biggest music festival is back! This year, Clockenflap will be hosting an amazing line-up of international and local artists like Azealia Banks, Primal Scream, De La Soul, Tiga, Sneaky Sound System and many more… and stay tuned for even more names, including their big Sunday night headline act, still to be announced over the next few weeks. There’s also short films, art, multimedia exhibitions and food stalls, so you can make a true festival weekend of it away from the hectic hustle and bustle of the city.
Unlike previous years where you registered for free in advance, this time you need to buy tickets – so make sure you get in on this weekend of outdoor music fun and snap some up before they’re all gone!
When: 1-2 December
Where: West Kowloon Cultural District
How much: $390-$690, www.ticketflap.com