Kids Fest Hong Kong 2017


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When: January 4-February 12 

Where: HKAPA

What: A five-week festival of 10 rousing world-class theatrical performances inspired by books such as Stick Man, Romeo & Juliet Untold and The First Hippo on the Moon.

Crested Ibises Dance Drama


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When: January 6-7

Where: Sha Tin Town Hall 

What: The importance of a close relationship between humans and animals is highlighted by this dance drama, a reflection on an endangered species by the Shanghai Dance Theatre.

Jay Chou: The Invincible Tour


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When: January 8-17

Where: The Coliseum

What: Expect an imaginative, space travel-inspired performance by the Taiwanese singer-songwriter.

Bryan Adams: Get Up Tour

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When: January 14

Where: AsiaWorld-Expo

What: The multi-platinum Canadian singer-songwriter presents old favourites and new tracks from his recently released 13th studio album.

Melodious Hong Kong


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When: January 14

Where: Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, University of Hong Kong 

What: The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra performs pieces by local composers and new works with a local theme by the likes of Joshua Chan and Lam Lan-chee.

International Chamber Music Festival

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The Borromeo Group | Photo courtesy of the International Chamber Music Festival

When: January 19-25

Where: Various locations 

What: A series that offers something for everyone, from an opening night featuring Moszkowski, Mozart and Schumann to a concert for children.

The Ring Cycle Part 3: Siegfried 

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When: January 19-22

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

What: Jaap van Zweden leads the Hong Kong Philharmonic and world-class singers in Wagner’s operatic masterpiece.

Metallica: WorldWired Tour


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When: January 20

Where: AsiaWorld-Expo

What: One of the most successful rock bands of all time performs hot on the heels of its recently released 10th studio album, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct

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When: January 20-22

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: This abridged interactive adaptation of the classic tale masterminded by choreographer Yuri Ng gives youngsters a one-hour introduction to the art form.

Alina Pogostkina

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When: January 21

Where: Tsuen Wan Town Hall

What: The Russian-born violinist performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto—plus compositions by Brahms and Webern—with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary World Tour


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When: January 24-February 5

Where: The Venetian Macao

What: The Irish dance stars adopt new costumes and songs for their 20th anniversary tour.

This article was published in the January 2017 edition of Hong Kong Tatler.

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