Free Things to Do in January

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Good Times Small Print Show

In celebration of ODD ONE OUT’s sixth anniversary, the art gallery is hosting a super cute exhibition featuring brand new, small illustrated prints. Head to Wan Chai to browse the “Good Times” collection, with work from 20 illustrators and artists, as well as various small books, zines, calendars and posters! Check out more information here.

When: Now until Sunday, 6 January, opening hours here.
ODD ONE OUT, G/F, 14 St. Francis Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: 
Free admission – prints are on sale for $350

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Lousy Bedroom Show

If you missed its opening last month, make sure to catch Hong Kong-based street artist Lousy‘s dreamscape solo show. Head to Bedroom for this showcase of his new and selected works, featuring his signature neon colours and rhythmic strokes. Make an appointment during the week or drop by at the weekend.

When: Now until Sunday, 20 January; by appointments during the week, 1pm to 7pm at weekends
Where: Bedroom, 75 Bedford Road, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: 
Free admission

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Tong Chong Street Market

This winter (January to February) edition of the Tong Chong Street Market will focus on healthy eating, promising you the best vegan items and plant-based diet picks. Head to Taikoo Place for fresh farmers’ produce, cooking tips talks, creative dishes and the latest food and beverage trends. With over 40 stalls helmed by the region’s culinary trailblazers, incredible street food, games and performances, this is an event you won’t want to miss! 

When: Every Sunday in January (6, 13, 20, 27) and February, 10 and 17, 11am to 5pm
Where: Tong Chong Street, Taikoo Place, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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YogaUP Grand Opening

Celebrate the grand opening of YogaUp’s new DB studio with complimentary yoga sessions. Register to enjoy a “celebration yoga flow” with Nicola Belen (3:30pm to 4:30pm) and ChauKei Ngai (5pm to 6pm), as well as refreshments and giveaways. Two whole guided sessions for free? Count us in!

When: Friday, 11 January, 3pm to 7pm
Where: YogaUP, 1/F, Unit 6 & 7, Block 2, Discovery Bay North Plaza, 92 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free admission – register here

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Club Kowloon's Microlounge with Romi & Espen

Join Club Kowloon for the fourth edition of Microlounge (its deep and layered house music night concept) at Terrible BabyHead to Jordan/Yau Ma Tei for a sophisticated house music party featuring music by Romi Hz and Espen Cook.

When: Saturday, 12 January, 11pm to 1:30am
Where: Terrible Baby, 4/F Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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Discovery Bay Sunday Market

Organised by Handmade Hong Kong, this Sunday market showcases independent crafters, artists, designers and small business owners. Head to Discovery Bay to browse and enjoy DIY designs, crafts, and a small traders’ market featuring vintage clothes, ceramics, eco-friendly stationery, and other goods. Dine at one of the designated D’Deck restaurants and enjoy a free ferry ride back to Central!

When: Sunday, 13 January, 11am to 6pm
Where: Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay Road, Discovery Bay, Lantau, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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Freespace Happening

Wrap up and welcome the new year at Freespace Happening! Head to the West Kowloon Art Park for local and international music, afternoon dance performances, sustainable eating workshops and tons more – get all the details here. Download the Freespace Happening app (with a programme line-up, schedule and interactive map) for a handy digital guide.

When: Sunday, 13 January, 2pm to 7:15pm
Where: West Kowloon Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: Free admission, registration applicable for selected workshops

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"A Look at the Use of Music in Hong Kong Films" Talk

In honour of the 47th Hong Kong French Film Festival’s ‘Retrospective’ programme dedicated to film composers, Alliance Française de Hong Kong will be hosting a talk about cinema and music. Guest speaker Arnaud Lanuque has been researching and writing about Hong Kong cinema for over 15 years and will be looking at the way music has been used in Hong Kong films. The event is in English and you can register here.

When: Friday, 18 January, 7pm to 8:30pm
Where: AF Library, 1/F Jordan Centre, 52 Jordan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free admission – register here.

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Wellness Retreat: Open Marketplace

Join The Hive Sheung Wan for its annual Wellness Retreat marketplace, creating a community around mindful living, health and happiness. This one day retreat will include the trendiest brands from the health industry, big-name speakers, and renowned yoga, movement and meditation gurus. The marketplace section is completely free – expect a luxurious wellness fair with delicious food and drinks, sustainable clothing, and more!

When: Saturday, 19 January, 11am to 4pm
Where: The Hive Sheung Wan, 33-35 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry to the marketplace, reserve a spot here

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The Red Stripes at Momentai: Live Music and Beer Fest

The Red Stripes, supported by Jimmy2Times, will be returning to Sai Kung for a live music and beer fest! Head to Momentai to enjoy some great performances, as well as beer from local Hong Kong breweries, including HK Lovecraft, Young Master Ales, Lion Rock Brewery, 2towns Ciderhouse. You can also sample offerings from Vietnamese brewery, Heart of Darkness.

When: Saturday, 26 January, 7pm to 11pm
Where: Momentai, Kiosk 1, Sai Kung Waterfront, Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
How much: 
Free entry

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