Kids Fest Hong Kong 2017
When: January 4-February 12
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
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
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
When: January 14
What: The multi-platinum Canadian singer-songwriter presents old favourites and new tracks from his recently released 13th studio album.
Melodious Hong Kong
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
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
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
When: January 20
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.
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.
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
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.