As the February chill gives way to a balmy spring, Hong Kong’s events move outdoors, eager to soak up the warmth. In March, the streets of Hong Kong will see a food festival and a vintage market, among other events. Meanwhile, contemporary art lovers from around the world are flocking to the city this month, lured by not one but three major art shows, including the Hong Kong edition of the prestigious Art Basel.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 – SUNDAY, MARCH 5
DANCE | “Upside Down” by DanceArt HK
Saturday, March 4 – Sunday, March 5th
This contemporary dance show by DanceArt HK promises a dreamlike experience, beckoning the audience to explore the boundaries between the conscious and the subconscious.
MARKET | Rug Lane Vintage and Secondhand Markets Vol. 2
Sunday, March 5
Following the success of the first Rug Lane market, this vintage and secondhand clothing market is back with bargains galore on gently pre-loved clothes.
MONDAY, MARCH 6 – SUNDAY, MARCH 12
COMEDY | Hong Komedy Guerrilla: “My Degeneration”
Thursday, March 9
At this comedic storytelling show, eight local comics will show off their storytelling abilities, offering creative and personal takes on the show’s theme, “My Degeneration.”
SPORTS | Clash of Champions 2
Saturday, March 11
At this must-see wrestling showdown, watch Hirofumi Mukai square off against defending champion Rex “The Wonder Kid” Tso.
MUSIC | ALTN8 Music Festival
Saturday, March 11 – Sunday, March 12
The ALTN8 music festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year for electronic music lovers. The lineup includes Tube and Berger, Nickodemus, and DJ Pierre.
MONDAY, MARCH 13 – SUNDAY, MARCH 19
FESTIVAL | 45th Hong Kong Arts Festival
Thursday, February 16 – Saturday, March 18
Now in its 45th year, the Hong Kong Arts Festival is an international festival dedicated to the performing arts. The program for the festival’s final two weeks includes more than two dozen shows, encompassing theatre, dance, music, and ballet.
Tickets: Prices vary by event.
FOOD | Taste of Hong Kong (Presented by Standard Chartered)
Thursday, February 16 – Sunday, March 19
Located on the Central Harbourfront, this food festival features 16 Hong Kong restaurants and over 50 boutique food vendors. Live entertainment will be provided.
Tickets: HK$78 and up
ART | Asia Contemporary Art Show Spring Edition 2017
Saturday, March 18 – Monday, March 20
The Asia Contemporary Art Show is back with over 3,000 artworks from around the world, including paintings, sculpture, and photography from a range of established and emerging artists.
MONDAY, MARCH 20 – SUNDAY, MARCH 26
ART | Art Central
Monday, March 20 – Saturday, March 25
Purposefully timed to coincide with Art Basel, Art Central takes place on the Central Harbourfront and features contemporary art from over 100 galleries, as well as panel discussions and food.
ART | Art Basel Hong Kong
Wednesday, March 22 – Saturday, March 25
Undoubtedly the hottest art event of the year, the fifth edition of Art Basel Hong Kong showcases 242 exhibitors from around the world, representing 34 countries in total.
DEBATE | Intelligence Squared Debate – “Social Media is Killing Art”
Thursday, March 23
This Oxford-style debate organized by Intelligence Squared is centered around the timely topic “Social Media is Killing Art.” Hear the arguments for and against in what promises to be a vivid and intelligent discussion.
MONDAY, MARCH 27 – FRIDAY, MARCH 31
DANCE | Nrityaanjali 2017
Tuesday, March 29
This Indian ethnic dance showcase by students of the Hari Om Dance Society includes Kuchipudi, semi-classical, and Bollywood-style dances.
MUSIC | Fifth Harmony: The 7/27 Tour Live in Hong Kong
Friday, March 31
Don’t miss your chance to see the American girl group Fifth Harmony perform hits from their newest album, 7/27, including their highest-charting single to date, “Work From Home.”
MUSIC | Hong Kong Philharmonic: Beethoven Emperor Concerto
Friday, March 31 – Saturday, April 1
A performance of Beethoven’s majestic Piano Concerto No. 5, known as the Emperor Concerto, directed by Elim Chan. The show opens with a score by Smetana, and concludes with Rachmaninov’s last composition, the Symphonic Dances.