Hotel Jen is hosting its third instalment of Hong Kong Westlife-Stamp it! this June, in a walking cultural tour that showcases the traditional craftsmanship that takes place every day in Man Wa Lane (also known as Chop Alley!) in Sheung Wan. Hosted by local artist, Victor Law, you’ll be able to explore the history of chop making and watch as experienced chop-makers demonstrate how to make a Chinese seal and carve stone. You’ll also get to walk away with your fave stamp dipped in red ink as a souvenir!
When: Saturday, 9 June, 11-12pm
Where: Man Wa Lane (Chop Alley), Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Meet at 11am outside Sheung Wan MTR Exit A1
How much: Free! Register here or click here for more info.
Okay, so not strictly an exhibition or gallery opening, but the Chinese Opera Festival definetly deserves a mention! Kicking off on Tuesday, 14 June, performances steeped in history and a profound culture are open to audiences around Hong Kong. Opening the Festival this year is Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe’s performance of The Palace of Eternal Life.
When: Tuesday, 14 June – Sunday, 12 August
Where: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Some performances will also take place at the Hong Kong City Hall in Central an the Hong Kong Space Museum.
How much: Prices vary from $150 – $450. More info and ticketing options here!
Quickly realising that Hong Kong’s over-crowded art fairs are becoming tiresome, Accidental Art has unleashed “an unconventional platform dedicated to bringing art into everyone’s daily lives.” Join them on Saturday, 23 June for a three-hour experience that combines street art with culinary art, giving you the opportunity to experience and taste creative dishes, tea sets and desserts as well as uncovering hidden Hong Kong art galleries.
When: Saturday, 23 June, 3-6pm
Where: Amanda Wei Gallery, 19 – 27 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Single ticket: $750; ticket-for-two: $1,314. Buy tickets here!
A part of Le French May, this eye-opening exhibit follows international photographers who have captured their travels through China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Laos. The artists invite us to explore their vision as they “present their distinctive perspective on Asia’s innovative vitality, traditional values and cross-cultural influences.”
When: Wednesday, 30 May – Monday, 4 June
Where: Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, 7 Kennedy Road, Mid-levels, Hong Kong
How much: Free admission. More info here!
Interested in learning more about Hong Kong heritage? World renowned urbanist, Jane Jacob is leading an insightful tour that hopes to “give a glimpse of the unique urban setting with some of its remaining heritage components, such as the historic tenement buildings and the adaptive reuse of major developments in Central.”
When: Saturday, 9 June, 2-5pm
Where:G/F, The Center, 99 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free to attend. RSVP here!
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