SATURDAY, APRIL 1 – SUNDAY, APRIL 9
FILM | Revisiting the New Wave
Friday, March 24 – Sunday, May 14
The New Wave movement of the 1970s and ’80s was an important period in Hong Kong cinema history. The Hong Kong Film Archive is screening a series of New Wave films and hosting a series of seminars with critics and industry experts, including acclaimed director Ann Hui.
MUSIC | Sónar Hong Kong
Saturday, April 1
Electronic music festival Sónar was first launched in Barcelona in 1994. Now, it’s making its Hong Kong debut with a lineup that includes DJ Shadow, Gilles Peterson, Daito Manabe and Lady Leshurr. In addition, Sónar+D, a series of workshops and talks geared toward creative technology, new media, and digital culture, will take place alongside the festival.
Tickets: HK$180 (Sónar+D only), HK$780 (Sónar+D and all music performances)
SPORTS | Hong Kong Sevens
Friday, April 7 – Sunday, April 9
The Hong Kong Sevens tournament is part of Rugby Sevens World, and has long been an excuse for the entire city to hold a weeklong party. Apart from the rugby itself, there will be parties and bar specials held all over town, so you can join in on the fun even without snagging a coveted ticket.
Tickets: Visit the Hong Kong Sevens website for more information.
MONDAY, APRIL 10 – SUNDAY, APRIL 16
FILM | Hong Kong International Film Festival
Tuesday, April 11 – Tuesday, April 25
The 41st edition of the Hong Kong International Film Festival opens with the premiere of Love Off the Cuff, a romantic comedy from Hong Kong director Pang Ho-cheung. The festival will screen a range of international arthouse films and restored classics. In addition, this year’s festival includes free special screenings of over 20 important Hong Kong films made after the 1997 handover.
Tickets: Visit the HKIFF website for more information.
MUSIC | Piano Recital by Edmonda Fung Yuen Lam
Tuesday, April 11
Award-winning Hong Kong-born pianist Edmonda Lam will perform a concerto with the Pearl River Cinema Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Professor Yau Tin Fu.
SPORTS | 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
Wednesday, April 12 – Sunday, April 16
The 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships will feature some of the world’s top track cyclists competing in a range of individual and team events at the Hong Kong Velodrome in Tseung Kwan O. This marks only the second time that the championships have been held in Asia.
MONDAY, APRIL 17 – SUNDAY, APRIL 23
SPORTS | I-1 World MuayThai Grand Extreme 2017
Tuesday, April 17
FOOD | Asian Wine Festival 2017
Wednesday, April 19
High-quality wines from Asia are on the rise. This festival features 19 award-winning wines from Japan, China, and Indonesia, as well as delicious tapas and a series of masterclasses led by renowned winemakers.
MUSIC | Hong Kong Philharmonic: Mahler’s Sixth Symphony
Saturday, April 22
Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, the dramatic and emotionally freighted “Tragic Symphony,” features disturbingly dark passages mixed with moments of serene beauty, such as the famous “Alma theme,” believed to be a portrait of the composer’s wife. Also on the program is a new piece by American-Chinese composer Conrad Tao.
MONDAY, APRIL 24 – SUNDAY, APRIL 30
PARTY | Warehouses on West Block Party
Saturday, April 22
MUSIC | Amiina Live in Hong Kong
Wednesday, April 26
Icelandic indie pop band Amiina is set to play at the popular underground live house Hidden Agenda. They’ll be performing songs from their 2016 album Fantômas, conceived as the soundtrack to a 1913 silent movie of the same name.
FOOD | The 25th Great Chefs of Hong Kong
Thursday, April 27
This charity culinary event features some of Hong Kong’s top chefs, including chefs from the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong and the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong. Savor delicious food, meet the chefs, and try your luck at the lucky draw and tombola. All proceeds will go to the Heep Hong Society, which supports special needs children and their families.