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Fun things to do in Hong Kong

There’s always plenty of fun to be had in Hong Kong. Here’s a guide to some of the best events and activities that are on around the traps. So make the most of the gorgeous weather and find something to suit you in these things to do.

What’s on: Thai Design Pop-up at the ALTFIELD Gallery

Drop by the ALTFIELD Gallery this Spring to celebrate the splendour of Thai design and be inspired and tempted by beautiful swathes of the latest luxurious silks from Jim Thompson in every colour and pattern under the sun. These stunning fabrics will be displayed alongside a carefully curated collection of antique and contemporary Thai lacquerware and sculpture, guaranteed to get your decorative and artistic juices flowing.

Where: Altfield Gallery, 249 Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central 

When: 10am–5pm, 18 April–13 May

More: altfield.com.hk

What’s on: The Conscious Festival

As the first festival of its kind in Hong Kong, The Conscious Festival by Green Is the New Black (GITNB) is an event for people who want to improve the way they think, live and consume while doing more good in the world. This is a place where fun and social environmental responsibility go hand in hand. Expect talks, green games, live music, dancing and interactive art where everyone can be an activist.

Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central 

When: 20–22 April

More: greenisthenewblack.asia

What’s on: Family Fun Day – American School Hong Kong

Don’t miss the chance to find out more about learning at the American School Hong Kong’s Family Fun Day. In addition to learning through regular academic programs, ASHK has a range of out-of-classroom activities which aim to inspire and challenge their students. The Family Fun Day will give parents and children the chance to sample activities such as computer programming, coding, STEAM challenges, cooking, lego, and art jamming. Parents will also be able to attend an information session and campus tour presented by the school director. Refreshments will be provided. The event is free, but registration is necessary.

Where: American School Hong Kong, 6 Ma Chung Road, Tai Po

When: 10.30am–1pm, 21 April

Register: eventbrite.hk

What’s on: SCAD Hong Kong Sidewalk Arts Festival

Join students, professors and alumni at SCAD Hong Kong to create captivating chalk art masterpieces during the eighth annual SCAD Hong Kong Sidewalk Arts Festival. Draw alongside SCAD students and alumni as an individual or as part of a team and compete for prizes. You’ll also have the opportunity to tour the university’s artfully restored, UNESCO-recognised building in the heart of the Sham Shui Po district.

Where: SCAD Hong Kong, 292 Tai Po Road, Sham Shui Po

When: 12pm–5pm, 21 April

More: scad.edu

What’s on: The Collective’s Table “7-Chakra” Dinner

At the ninth instalment of The Collective’s Table series, Grassroots Pantry will collaborate with Bangkok’s Garima Arora of Restaurant Gaa to present a one-night only, multi-course dinner with all vegetarian ingredients. Cooking for the first time in Hong Kong, Chef Garima Arora will join hands with Peggy Chan of Grassroots Pantry and take mindful eating to the next level with the “7-Chakra” themed dinner. Partial proceeds will go to supporting the children of SATI Foundation in Thailand when you make your reservation.

Where: Grassroots Pantry, Shop D, G/F, CentreStage, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan 

When: 5.30pm–11pm, 27 April

Reservations: grassrootspantry.com

What’s on: Eelke Kleijn Live at MO Sound-Bites

Immerse yourself in Dutch electronic music maker Eelke Kleijn’s performance, an unmistakable inventive fusion of music and experience, at the second MO SOUND-BITES electronic music event of the year in MO Bar’s upgraded new state-of-the-art Amadeus sound system, designed for full-range music reproduction and complemented by special lighting effects by Visual System.

Where: MO Bar, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road, Central

When: From 9pm, 27 April

More: mosoundbites.com

What’s on: AmCham International Schools Expo

The inaugural AmCham International Schools Expo aims to be a one-stop-shop offering parents a 360 degree view on all aspects of education and future career paths from leading school principals, educators and potential employers. It will help parents trying to navigate Hong Kong’s complex, crowded and extremely competitive education landscape when it comes to making the right education choices for your child.

When: 9am–4pm, 5 May

Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai 

More: amchamhk.eventbank.com

What’s on: Margaret Cho – Fresh Off The Bloat

Five-time Grammy and Emmy-nominated comedian Margaret Cho will be bringing her brand new show “Fresh Off The Bloat” this May. A pioneer amongst women in comedy, Margaret doesn’t take anything for granted as she continues to tackle difficult subjects with sensitivity and her razor sharp insight with her takes on addiction, abuse, activism and Asianness. It’s all about the politics of disgust and what is disgusting about politics.

Where: KITEC Rotunda 3, 6/F, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay

When: 8pm–10pm, 13 May

More: ticketflap.com

What’s on: Discovery Bay Sunday Market

Handmade Hong Kong’s Discovery Bay Sunday Market is a DIY Indie Arts, Crafts and Small Traders’ Fair. Hong Kong’s finest makers and sellers will be offering arts, crafts and other special goods with about 140 different vendors taking part, attracting about 2000 visitors. Make a day trip to DB on the ferry with the markets located in the DB main plaza, just a short walk from the ferry pier. If you stay for dinner at one of Discovery Bay’s D’Deck restaurants you will get a free ferry ride back to Central.

When: 13 May, 11am-6pm

Where: Discovery Bay Main Plaza

More: handmadehongkong.com

What’s on: 3 Keys to Parenting Success

Expat Living’s parenting columnist Orla Breeze combines her 12 years of working with parents with her honest, humorous account of raising three kids in The 3 Keys to Parenting Success, a new two-part parenting course for parents of all ages and stages. Discover how to use the “3 Keys” in a practical, positive way to create a simple, effective parenting plan, in partnership with Alive Wellness.

Where: Room 602 Yu Yuet Lai Bldg, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central

When: Until 12 May

More: alivewellness.hk

What’s on: A Fragile Planet by Keith Ladzinski

Award-winning National Geographic photographer, Keith Ladzinski, has handpicked his favourite pieces to showcase the beauty of Mother Nature in his photo exhibition, A Fragile Planet. Having travelled to seven continents, Ladzinski has shot awe-inspiring landscapes and wildlife from Asia, Africa, South America and the Poles. Viewing is by appointment only.

Where: The Haven by Jacada Travel, 29/F Wyndham Place, 40–44 Wyndham Street, Central

When: 10am–7pm, Monday; 11am–8pm, Tuesday to Saturday, (Closed on Sundays and public holidays). Until 26 May

More: thehaven@jacadatravel.com

What’s on: Homo Ex Data – Red Dot Design Exhibition

The Hong Kong Design institute (HKDI) is partnering with the world-renowned Red Dot Design Museum for Homo Ex Data – The Natural of the Artificial. The exhibition at HKDI Gallery showcases Red Dot Award-winning products and innovations that highlight the impact on society brought by technology-enabled designs. Featuring over 150 Red Dot Award-winning technology products, the exhibition explores how design creates a new reality by marrying human factors and digital technology.

Where: HKDI Gallery, Hong Kong Design Insititute, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O

When: 10am–8pm, until 27 May

More: hkdi.edu.hk

What’s on: Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA

Marvel at the acrobatic feats in the Big Top with Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA. This new production combines thrilling acrobatic performance with the art of clowning. More than 50 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors will perform heart-stopping feats and laugh-out-loud antics to a live soundtrack fusion of jazz, funk and Bollywood beats at Central Harbourfront Event Space.

Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space

When: Until 3 June

More: cirquedusoleil.com

What’s on: The Blue Road – Mastercrafts from Persia

Don’t miss the chance to see nearly 100 of the finest examples of Persian art from around the world in this exhibition. The pieces come from collections from places such as the Ashmolean Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Blue Road highlights the significant role of the colour blue in the visual and material culture of Iran, and how it impacted artistic traditions in Asia and beyond.

Where: Liang Yi Museum, 181 -199 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan

When: 10am–6pm (Closed on Sunday and Monday).Until 24 June

More: liangyimuseum.com/en

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