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What's On in Hong Kong in March

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Sally Gao
Updated: 23 March 2017

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

Contemporary Dance/Pexels | Beer/Pexels | Vintage clothes/Pexels

From left to right: Contemporary Dance/Pexels | Beer/Pexels | Vintage clothes/Pexels

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.

Tickets: HK$160

L1 Gallery, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong

 

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.

Tickets: HK$35-$40

Soho Yard, 19 Old Bailey St, Central, Hong Kong

 

MONDAY, MARCH 6 – SUNDAY, MARCH 12

From left to right: Wrestling/Pixabay | Music festival/Pexels | Microphone/© Bejamin Ragheb/Flickr

From left to right: Wrestling/Pixabay | Music festival/Pexels | Microphone/© Benjamin Ragheb/Flickr

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.”

Tickets: HK$100

Culture Club, 15 Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong

 

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.

Tickets: HK$380-$1880

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Dr, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

 

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.

Tickets: HK$480-$1780

Various Locations

 

MONDAY, MARCH 13 – SUNDAY, MARCH 19

From left to right: Dance/Pixabay | Burger and fries/Pixabay | Art gallery/© kevin/Flickr

From left to right: Dance/Pixabay | Burger and fries/Pixabay | _Yóu no.2_ by Brian Sze/Courtesy of the Asia Contemporary Art Show

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.

Various Locations

 

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

Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong

 

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.

Tickets: HK$220

Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong

 

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.

Tickets: HK$110-$500

Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong

 

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.

Tickets: HK$150-$850

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Dr, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

 

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.

Tickets: HK$300

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Dr, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

 

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.

Tickets: HK$220

Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

 

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.”

Tickets: HK$690-$1190

AsiaWorld-Expo, Cheong Wing Rd, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong

 

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.

Tickets: HK$180-$480

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall, 10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong