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What's On in Hong Kong in February

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Updated: 18 January 2017
After much feasting and carousing during the Lunar New Year holiday, February in Hong Kong is a period of rejuvenation and opportunity. Whether you’re spending time with your valentine or your friends, here are the best shows, exhibitions and festivals on offer in Hong Kong this month.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH

Symphony orchestra/©Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)/Flickr | A Marriage of Confusion/Courtesy of West Kowloon Cultural District | Strawberry coconut cake/©Sirah Quyyom/Flickr
Symphony orchestra/© Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)/Flickr | A Marriage of Confusion/Courtesy of West Kowloon Cultural District | Strawberry coconut cake/©Sirah Quyyom/Flickr

THEATRE | Rising Stars of Cantonese Opera: A Marriage of Confusion

Friday, February 3rd – Saturday, February 5th

This lighthearted Cantonese opera is an Eastern version of The Comedy of Errors. When a young female thief breaks into a woman’s house on the eve of her wedding day and is mistaken for the bride, a series of hilarious misunderstandings ensue. Chinese and English subtitles available.

Tickets: $80-$200

Ko Shan Theatre New Wing, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, Hong Kong

MUSIC | Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia Annual Concert 2017

Saturday, February 4th

In celebration of the Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia’s 15th anniversary, the orchestra will perform a lively series of pieces at their annual concert, including the Star Wars Trilogy by John Williams.

Tickets: $150-200

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

FOOD | Love No Limits Cooking Class (Gluten-Free and Vegan)

Saturday, February 4th

Just in times for Valentine’s Day, learn how to whip up handmade rocher desserts and a coconut strawberry mini-cake from Andi Ching, an experienced pastry chef who specializes in gluten-free and vegan pastries.

Tickets: $300-$350

Hoi Luen Industrial Centre, 55 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH

Junji Ito/Courtesy of PMQ | Kaleidoscope of Dance from Yunnan/Courtesy of HK Dance | Yellowcard/©Julie/Flickr
Junji Ito/Courtesy of PMQ | Kaleidoscope of Dance from Yunnan/Courtesy of HK Dance | Yellowcard/©Julie/Flickr

ART | Aesthetics of Horror: Junji Ito Exhibition in Hong Kong

Monday, February 6 – Sunday, February 26

An exhibition of works from Junji Ito, the renowned illustrator of Japanese horror manga. Known for deliciously creepy comics such as Tomie, Hanging Balloons and Lovesick Dead, Junji Ito is a highly influential figure in the arena of Japanese horror.

Tickets: $100-$200

PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong

MUSIC | Yellowcard: The Final World Tour

Wednesday, February 8th

Don’t miss the Hong Kong leg of Yellowcard’s farewell tour. The American rock band announced last summer that they would break up following their final world tour.

Tickets: $580-$880

Music Zone @ E-Max, KITEC, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong

DANCE | Hong Kong Dance Company: Kaleidoscope of Dance from Yunnan

Friday, February 10th – Sunday, February 12th

Enjoy a series of traditional folk dances from Yunnan, China, drawing from the song and dance traditions of over 20 ethnic groups of the region.

Tickets: $100-$300

Kwai Tsing Theatre, Kwai Fong, Hong Kong

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH

‘Lions and Peacocks’ by Myint San Myint/Courtesy of the Karin Weber Gallery | Dancer/Pixabay | Journey/©Trans World Productions/Flickr
‘Lions and Peacocks’ by Myint San Myint/Courtesy of the Karin Weber Gallery | Dancer/Pixabay | Journey/©Trans World Productions/Flickr

MUSIC | Journey Live in Hong Kong 2017

Monday, February 13th

Journey fans, prepare yourselves. The American rock band best known for the hit song “Don’t Stop Believin'” will be performing live in Hong Kong the day before Valentine’s Day.

Tickets: $988-$1288

HKCEC, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

ART | “Yangon Made My Heart Beat Fast:” New Contemporary Art from Myanmar

Thursday, February 16th – March 30th

Featuring artworks across a range of media by eight experimental artists from Myanmar, this exhibition at the Karin Weber Gallery is a fascinating showcase of Myanmar’s emerging contemporary art scene.

Karin Weber Gallery, 20 Aberdeen St, Central, Hong Kong

FESTIVAL | 45th Hong Kong Arts Festival

Thursday, Feb 16th – Saturday, March 18th

Now in its 45th year, the Hong Kong Arts Festival is an international festival dedicated to the performing arts. This year’s program features a host of opera, film, and dance events as well as musical and theatrical performances.

Tickets: Prices vary by event.

Various Locations

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH

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Runner/Pixabay | Eddie Izzard/©Nick Webb/Flickr | Sketch/©Ian Norman/Flickr

MUSIC | James Taylor and His All-Star Band Live In Hong Kong

Thursday, February 23rd

The five-time Grammy Award winner James Taylor, who shot to fame with his hit single “Fire and Rain” in 1970, is still going strong. Following his chart-topping 2015 album Before This World, the legendary singer-songwriter will be making a stop in Hong Kong this February to entertain fans with his distinctive baritone voice.

Tickets: $488-$1088

HKCEC, 1 Expo Dr, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

COMEDY | Eddie Izzard Force Majeure Live in Hong Kong

Thursday, February 23rd

British standup comedian Eddie Izzard is bringing his unique brand of intellectual and digressive wit to Hong Kong. Watch as Izzard riffs on topics from Julius Caesar’s assassination to the absurdity of dressage.

Tickets: $488-$888

Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

CHARITY | Hope For Children Hong Kong Fun Run

Sunday, February 26th

End the month by doing some good. This charity run takes place on the harbourside Tseung Kwan O Promenade. All proceeds will go to Hope For Children, an NGO dedicated to helping poor and vulnerable children around the world.

50 Tong Yin St, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong