28 April, 2015

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

28 April, 2015

Is it spring? Is it summer? Whatever it is, we’ve hit Hong Kong’s famous wall of humidity which is so sticky, it’s making my hair stand on end (literally!). Everything’s coming up roses though, as there’s a whole host of indoor fun this month to enjoy – from theatre performances galore to foodie fun and more. If you want to get involved, mark these dates in your diary for May!

Sound of MusicTHE SOUND OF MUSIC
Doe, a deer, a female deer… yes, everyone’s favourite von Trapp family is in town, and we’re giving away tickets to this spectacular show! The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic is going to be staged at the Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, so enter our competition below for your chance to win tickets to the Thursday, 21 May showing!

THE SOUND OF MUSIC is always a crowd-pleaser, and this show does not disappoint! Join Maria and the 7 von Trapp kids for a musical spectacular that will have you singing and boppin’ along from your seats as you romp through the Austrian mountainside, revisiting favourite songs such as My Favorite Things, Edelweiss, Do-Re-Mi, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, The Lonely Goatherd, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, and of course, The Sound of Music.

SASSY SPECIAL GIVEAWAY
Good news! One lucky Sassy reader will win a pair of tickets for the show on Thursday, 21 May. Each ticket is worth $795. Enter your deets here or by clicking on the button below for a chance to win. Good luck!

When: Friday, 15 May – Sunday, 21 June
Where: Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $395 and are available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 31 288 288.

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ShowstoppersShowstopper! The Improvised Musical
This is improv comedy at its best… with music made up on the spot! Each night is different as the cast and crew take suggestions from the audience and wham, bam, thank you mam, put on a different musical each night. The more ridiculous the suggestion, the better… that’s exactly what’s fun about improv comedy!

SASSY SPECIAL GIVEAWAY
If this sounds like your thing, you’ll want to enter this giveaway. We’re giving away three pairs of tickets for the show on Wednesday, 6 May. Simply fill in your deets here or by clicking on the button below for a chance to win. Good luck!

When: Wednesday, 6 May – Sunday, 10 May
Where: Drama Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $295 and are available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 31 288 288.

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Le French MayLe French May
Francophiles will be pleased to know that May brings with it Le French May – a whole month dedicated to all things fabulous and French. It’ll showcase the best of French creativity, arts and culture including exhibitions, films and performances. Of course, foodies will be able to get in on the action too with Le French GourMay, Hong Kong’s French Food and Wine festival.

When: Friday, 1 May – Sunday, 31 May
Where: All around town – find out what’s going on here.

150401-SHK-WellnessWalk-DCG_V1-RFWWellness Walk
This May, we’ve teamed up with the wellness gurus at Living Alive to give you a unique Wellness Walk through Central, Mid Levels and Sheung Wan! We’ve put together a host of Hong Kong’s best health and wellness businesses for a whole day of healthy living inspiration. From yoga and meditation classes, to spinning and workout sessions, to tasty treats and informative talks, we’ve got you covered. Click here to see the full list of vendors and find out what special offers they’ll be providing on the day and find out more here. We can’t wait to start the summer off feeling good – inside and out! See you there!

When: Saturday, 9 May 2015, 10am-6pm
Where:
All over Central and Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $400 for a whole day of free goodies, classes and healthy treats around town! Buy tickets here. See here for more info!

Katy PerryKaty Perry Prismatic Tour
Baby, she’s a fiiiiiiirewooooork! And we’re so excited to share that Katy Perry is performing in Macau on two nights in May. This is bound to be one heck of a show as this girl definitely brings it when she’s in front of a crowd. Look out for her wild outfits, dance choreography and her usual round of catchy hits!

When: Friday, 1 May & Saturday, 2 May
Where: CotaiArena, The Venetian Macao
How much: Tickets start from $380 and are available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 31 288 288.

Dine & DesignDine & Design
Surely, fashion and food go hand in hand… right?! Check out Dine & Design where you’ll get to eat food made by some of Hong Kong’s best chefs, shop items from local designers and more. You’ll love the market vibe down in Central, and Sassy girls are sure to enjoy the live music and demos too. See you there!

When: Friday, 1 May – Sunday, 3 May, 11am-9pm
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Admission is free

Jekyll&HydeJekyll & Hyde
If you love a good whodunit, then Jekyll & Hyde is definitely a theatre show to check out. This gothic masterpiece hits the stage in Hong Kong after successful runs in London and Edinburgh, and the gripping Robert Louis Stevenson tale will have you on the edge of your seat throughout!

When: Friday, 1 May – Sunday, 10 May
Where: Jockey Club Amphitheatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $380 and are available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 31 288 288.

Hong Kong StoriesHong Kong Stories
Check out Hong Kong Stories at the Fringe Club. A group of people will share their autobiographical stories, and it will be somewhere between stand-up comedy and memoirs. Definitely one if you’re looking for a night of giggling away with the girls!

When: Wednesday, 6 May, 8pm
Where: Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $120 for non-members and $96 for Fringe Club members, available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 31 288 288.

Dick BartonDick Barton: Special Agent
Picture the scene: it’s post-war Britain, and the only thing people are entertained by is the radio and Dick Barton, special agent. He was the James Bond of his time. Check out the Hong Kong Players edition of this spoof theatre performance this month!

When: Wednesday, 6 May – Saturday, 9 May
Where: McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $260 and available from Urbtix.

With Flying ColoursWith Flying Colours
Ozone is celebrating its fourth anniversary (where did the time go?!) by throwing a slap-up party With Flying Colours. They’ll be taking you on a colourful trip surrounding by rainbow balloons and with a DJ line-up to kill, including Mistrezz C, Ed Rollo and more. Don’t forget to put on your rainbow brights for this shindig!

When: Saturday, 9 May, 10pm ‘til late
Where: Ozone, 118/F, The Ritz-Carlton, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Admission is free

Chef TalksChef Talks
What makes some of HK’s best chefs tick? Head over to Fringe Club and check out Chef Talks by Slow Food Hong Kong. Alvin Leung of Bo Innovation will be sharing his experiences on Monday, 11 May and Olivier Elzer (pictured) of Seasons by Olivier Elzer will talk you through his career on Monday, 18 May. See you there!

When: Monday, 11 May, 7pm
Where: Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Entry is free, but spaces are limited. RSVP here.

MAYYAThe Urban Wellscape
The Oriental Spa and MAYYA + MOVEMENT are hosting an evening for urbanites to look and feel better. MAYYA + MOVEMENT is bringing their signature wellbeing programme to guests, members and the local community. Revitalise your mind and body with a workout, a yoga sesh, a healthy dinner, a chat from adventurer Annabelle Bond and much more.

When: Tuesday, 12 May, 6.30pm
Where: The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
How much: $1,650. Call 2132 0011 to reserve your spot.

Pintura CircleTrichotomy Union in Art
Pintura Circle, in conjunction with the Philippine Consulate, is hosting Trichotomy Union in Art, an exhibition featuring sculptor Ram Mallari, acrylic painter Francis Nacion and oil painter Gerrico Blanco. Part of the proceeds will go to Anakatira, a charity organisation in the 852 which is also part of the Cebu City Task Force. They have a scholarship programme and a Sunday school for kids of all ages, particularly children living on the streets, teaching them to read, maths, arts, gardening and more.

When: Tuesday, 12 May – Thursday, 14 May
Where: Philippine Consulate General, 21/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

Helter SkelterHelter Skelter Live
If you’re feeling blue (see what I did there!), check out Blues band Helter Skelter at Fringe Club. The Hong Kong-based band plays a combo of original music and covers, and will lift anyone’s spirits on a gloomy day. See you there!

When: Friday, 15 May, 9.30pm
Where: Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $110 in advance or if you’re a member of Fringe Club, available at Fringe Club, $140 on the day. Tickets include one standard drink.

JusticeJustice
Grammy Award-winning French duo, Justice, are performing in Hong Kong and it’ll be a show you definitely don’t want to miss! The electronic and dance music group, made up of Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé, will be putting on a massive party at KITEC, so get your dancing shoes on, Sassy Girls!

When: Friday, 15 May, 8pm
Where: Star Hall, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $690 and available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 31 288 288.

Summer SparklesSummer Sparkles
Check out Summer Sparkles this month for everything you’ll ever need to buy. The organisers behind the Kowloon Bazaar are back with a bang and bringing you more vendors than ever. You’ll get to shop jewellery, resort wear, food, couture, designer wear, accessories and more. Don’t miss out!

When: Saturday, 16 May, 11am-8pm
Where: The Mira, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Admission is free

The Print MarketThe Print Market
If you’re looking to spruce up the walls of your inevitably tiny flat in the 852, head over to The Print Market, where you’ll find printed works and posters from nine of our favourite artists, designers and illustrators. Artists include Emily Eldridge, Charles Munka, Winnie Ng, Emilie Sarnel and more. Meet and greet them on Saturday, 16 May, but if you can’t make it then, the exhibition will continue until Wednesday, 27 May.

When: Saturday, 16 May, 12-8pm; the exhibition continues until Wednesday, 27 May
Where: ethos, 93 Hill Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – see more info here.

Affordable Art FairAffordable Art Fair
If you love art but can’t afford the steep price of a Damien Hirst (urgh, I’ve got my eye on this one… maybe for my dream home!) check out the Affordable Art Fair that’s hitting town again this month. There are loads of artists from Hong Kong and overseas exhibiting their work, so you’re bound to find something that reflects your own personal taste or splash out on a unique and thoughtful present for a special someone.

When: Friday, 22 May – Sunday, 24 May
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $150 and available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 31 288 288.

Drum JamDrum Jam
Blow off some steam with Kumi Masunaga and the Drum Jam team. You’ll meet new people and learn the art of playing Japanese percussion instruments at this regular Fringe Club event. No need to bring your own pots and pans as drums will be provided, you only need to bring yourself!

When: Tuesday, 26 May, 8pm
Where: Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $130 and available at Fringe Club.

Hidden TrufflesHidden Truffles Global Artisan’s Bazaar
Why not check out a shopping bazaar from Hidden Truffles? With more than 35 vendors selling fashion items, handmade trinkets, gorgeous jewellery, personalised gifts, home accessories and more, this is one not to miss! And if you’re feeling peckish, check out the bistro area which will be full of some of our favourite foodie vendors.

When: Saturday, 30 May, 11am-6.30pm
Where: the space, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Admission is free

Lilly SinghLilly Singh
This Indian-Canadian YouTube sensation is hitting the stage in the ‘Kong this month! She’ll be performing as part of her A Trip to Unicorn Island world tour. This super sassy gal is already a comedy legend at age 26, and she’ll surely keep you entertained with her variety show. See you there!

When: Saturday, 30 May, 8pm
Where: MacPherson Stadium, 38 Nelson Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $380 and are available from Cityline.

Hong Kong Rum FestHong Kong Rum Fest 2015
If you’re in the mood for some cocktails, head over to one of our favourite tiki spots in town, Honi Honi, for Hong Kong’s annual Rum Fest. The weekend will feature more than 1,000 guests from around the world, as well as Nice Pops ice-pops and food from Pololi. There will be rum tastings, cocktail competitions and more. Enjoy!

When: Saturday, 30 May & Sunday, 31 May
Where: Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge, 3/F, Somtueux Central, 52 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

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