The best events happening in the 852 this month
It’s time to kick off the new month, new year and new decade in style. January tends to be a slightly slower month in Hong Kong, a welcome respite from the chaos of Christmas and the impending rush of Chinese New Year. So, take advantage of the quiet moments by planning out your month carefully, and getting in all that #selfcare you’ve been putting off.
When you’re ready to venture out into the city, here are the events you don’t want to miss.
Star Wars with the HK Philharmonic Orchestra
If you can’t get enough of the galaxy far, far away, then you need to grab tickets to this concert fast. Australian conductor Benjamin Northey comes back to Hong Kong to guide the Philharmonic Orchestra through the iconic soundtrack of Return of the Jedi. The orchestra will be playing alongside the film screening, so you can enjoy John William’s score like never before.
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert is being performed at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall 4-5 of January. Tickets start at HK$380. For more information, visit their website here.
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
L5, Auditoria Building, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2734 2009
Grab your four-legged friends and get ready to do walk for a cause at this year’s Dogathon, held at Hong Kong Disneyland. For it’s 34th iteration, the SPCA’s annual charity dog walk is embracing the theme of “12 Zodiac Animals Walk Together”. The theme is meant to inspire us to protect all animals and help to find every pup in the city a loving home. This year P Jai the Shiba Inu will be leading the event, dressing up as all 12 of the zodiac animals. You’re welcome to create your own canine costumes too and enjoy a day out at Hong Kong Disneyland. There will be loads of activities, including a handicraft market, agility games, dog training and more – making this a fabulous day out for a very worthy cause.
Dogathon 2020 is happening at Hong Kong Disneyland on 5 January, 2020. Enrolment starts at HK$238. Find out more information and register your place, here.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Lantau Island, Hong Kong
The internet’s favourite singer is coming to Hong Kong this month, kicking off the first of the 2020 Clockenflap Presents concerts. The singer-songwriter was last in the city in 2017 when he played at Clockenflap, and now he’s back for one night only. Grab your tickets so you can sing along to his smash hits like ‘Someone You Loved’, ‘Hold Me While You Wait’, ‘Before You Go’ and ‘Bruises’. For anyone going through a bit of heartbreak, this promises to be a very cathartic concert. And, knowing Capaldi, probably hilarious as well.
Lewis Capaldi is performing at Macpherson Stadium on 12 January, 2020. Tickets start at HK$490. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.
38 Nelson Street, Mong Kok; +852 3188 4137
Open Air Film Club
Looking for something different to do? This month, The Hive rooftop terrace is hosting another session of Open Air Film Club. They’re showing Baz Luhrmann’s stunning masterpiece Moulin Rouge on 10 January, 2020. This is the perfect after-work option for a Friday night. For just HK$50 you get to see one of the most beautiful films of all time, while enjoying a snack and a drink. That’s one of the best deals in town!
Open Air Film Club is showing Moulin Rouge on 10 January, 2020 at The Hive Wan Chai. See here for more details and to reserve your space.
The Hive Wan Chai
21/F Phoenix Building, 23 Luard Road, Wan Chai; +852 3568 6343
Story Party Hong Kong – True Dating Stories
Dating is, in a word, terrible. But sharing your misery with others makes it a bit better, at least that’s the thinking behind Story Party – True Dating Stories. Here, you can put your Tinder away, grab a drink, and laugh (or cry) as professional storytellers share true, sometimes humiliating, dating tales. Spoiler alert: there are few, if any happy endings, but it’s still a great night out. Get your tickets before they sell out!
Story Party Hong Kong – True Dating Stories is coming to The Fringe on 13 January, 2020. See here for more information and to buy tickets.
The Fringe Club
2 Lower Albert Road, Central; +852 2521 7251
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