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Things to do this week: February 16 – 22

Looking for things to do for the week ahead? Well, look no further as Expat Living has gathered together a diverse range of activities and events in our weekly guide to what’s on in Hong Kong. Enjoy!

Hong Kong Arts Festival Things to Do
The Hong Kong Arts Festival showcases some of the world’s most innovative performances

What: Hong Kong Arts Festival

The city’s major performing arts festival, the Hong Kong Arts Festival brings together leading local and international artists in all genres including opera, dance, theatre, multimedia and installation. “Festival PLUS” activities will include lectures, masterclasses, workshops, backstage visits, exhibitions and educational events.

Where: Various locations

When: 16 February-18 March

More: hk.artsfestival.org

What: Knit Nights

Fast becoming a hub for fans of time-honoured handcrafted arts with a modern twist, Yarn in the Works is hosting free regular knit nights on Thursdays in its Sheung Wan studio. If you are looking for craft-oriented things to do, drop in and share advice or get tips from other knitters as you work on your craft projects as part of a creative community.

Where: 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

When: 7-9pm, 16 February

More: yarnintheworks.com

What: TakeOut Comedy – Barry Hilton

Don’t miss your chance to catch one of South Africa’s top comedians, TV star Barry Hilton, who will be appearing at TakeOut Comedy Club for four shows. His impressive 30-year career has seen him perform in Las Vegas, at Caesars Palace, as well as being shortlisted alongside John Cleese for the Best Comedy Act in Dubai’s Timeout Nightlife Awards in 2013. He last performed in Hong Kong when he opened the 2014 Hong Kong International Comedy Festival.

Where: TakeOut Comedy Club, Basement, 34 Elgin Street, Soho

When: Various times, 16-18 February

Tickets: takeoutcomedy.com

What: Canadian Club Re-Launch Party

Join the Canadian Club in Hong Kong for its Re-Launch Party. Learn more about the upcoming celebrations of Canada’s 150th Anniversary and how you can get involved, from Shallini Anand of the Canadian Consulate General. There will also be a lucky draw for a free Air Canada ticket. Tickets are $300 for the open bar which covers house wine, house liquor, beer and soft drinks or a $100 cash bar.

Where: Mezcalito, 27F, 18 On Lan Street, Central

When: 7pm-9pm, 17 February

Tickets: here

What: Stamford American School Open House

Join Stamford American School Hong Kong for one of their Open House events to meet superintendent Malcolm Kay over lunch or dinner to hear about Stamford’s vision for education. Families will also get an exclusive sneak peek at Stamford’s campus for children 5 to 18 years old, opening in Ho Man Tin, Kowloon in September 2017. The Open House will end with a Q&A session and the opportunity to speak to Stamford’s admissions team.

Where: Stamford American School Admissions Office, Two Exchange Square, Level 40, Suites 4005-4007, 8 Connaught Place, Central

When: Various times, Until 18 February

More: sais.edu.hk

What: Wong Chuk Hang  – Family Market

Find out why Wong Chuk Hang is one of hottest districts with a visit to the Family Market – HK in the Tin Fung Industrial Mansion on Saturday. There will be activities for kids and parents all day, including book reading, food and candy cooking demonstrations, wine and coffee tastings, a candy bar and a photobooth, as well as lots of surprises and gifts. Brunch and lunch will be available throughtout the day. Take the MTR’s new South Island line to get there.

Where: Tin Fung Industrial Mansion, 63 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang

When: 10.3am-5pm, 18 February

More: facebook.com

What: Angels Zumbathon Event

Zumba fans can join the biggest zumba party in Hong Kong on Saturday to raise money for underprivileged children. The ‘Dancing Through the Decades’ event will be four hours of zumba partying. Dress up in the style of your favourite decade and join the fun. Proceeds go to charity, Angels for Orphans (HK).

Where: Hong Kong Football Club, 3 Sports Road, Happy Valley

When: 4pm-8.30pm, 18 February

Tickets: facebook.com

What: Park Island Market

Handmade Hong Kong is expanding the range of things to do in Hong Kong by holding its first-ever Park Island Market day! Sample some of Hong Kong’s best arts, crafts and special goods created by local, independent vendors. The market will be located in the heart of Park Island’s neighbourhood in Shell Plaza.

Where: Shell Plaza, Park Island, Ma Wan

When: 11am-6pm, 19 February

More: handmadehongkong.com

What: Harbour City Chocolate Trail

Chocoholics assemble for one of the sweetest things to do this month. The Harbour City Chocolate Trail features events including chocolate dessert making demonstrations and a food illustration exhibition by Taiwanese food illustrator Pei Pei. There will also be chocolate tasting and an auction of a chocolate sculpture charity sale. Kids will love the chance to ride on mini chocolate trucks as well as enjoy Gallery by the Harbour’s “I Love Donut” exhibition.

Where: Harbour City, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

When: 10am-10pm, Until 19 February

More: harbourcity.com.hk

What: Dale Frank Exhibition

Australian artist Dale Frank is known for his work with unusual materials, using anything from varnish to glass to human hair. Pearl Lam Galleries is presenting a solo exhibition at the Pedder Building of 16 new works, all completed in 2016. His newest works demonstrate his commitment to pushing the boundaries with the use of unusual materials and the chemical and physical process of painting a canvas.

Where: Pearl Lam Galleries, 6F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central

When: 10am-7pm, Until 9 March

More: pearllam.com

What: Between Utopia and Dystopia

Get cultural when looking for things to do. Massimo De Carlo Gallery presents Between Utopia and Dystopia, its first group show of the year. Curated by independent curator and critic Manuela Lietti, the exhibition brings together works by six Chinese contemporary artists that explore the notion of landscape. Featured artists have roots in Mainland China – Jia Aili, Liu Xinyi, Meng Huang, Qiu Shihua, Wang Sishun, and Wang Zhongjie. The gallery is closed Sundays.

Where: 301-302A Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central

When: 10.30am-7pm, Until 11 March

More: massimodecarlo.com

What: Howard Hodgkin: In The Pink

The work of one of Britain’s most celebrated living painters, Howard Hodgkin, is being presented by the Gagosian Gallery. The In The Pink exhibition will feature recent work by Hodgkin, who has a career spanning more than 50 years, in his first exhibition in Hong Kong. Completed between 2014 and 2016, the work will showcase his intimate oil on wood-panel paintings which convey the relationship between hand, eye, and memory that charges process, visual structure, and emotional temperature.

Where: Gagosian Gallery, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central

When: 11am-7pm, Until 11 March

More: gagosian.com

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Want to know what else is coming up this month? Check out things to do in February

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