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10 Hong Kong Events You Can't Miss In August

10 Hong Kong Events You Can't Miss In August
By Cherry Lai
August 01, 2018
From the king of folk to world-class ballet and a smorgasbord of gastronomic delights, there are plenty of treats to distract you from the heat this month

1/10Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan with Joan Baez during the civil rights "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom", August 28, 1963. Photo: Courtesy of Rowland Scherman (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)/Wikipedia
Bob Dylan with Joan Baez during the civil rights "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom", August 28, 1963. Photo: Courtesy of Rowland Scherman (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)/Wikipedia

When: August 4

Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

What: The legendary singer-songwriter and his band will deliver a string of hits, with Mr Tambourine Man and Like a Rolling Stone sure to be among them.

Purchase tickets at hkticketing.com

2/10Mike Shinoda

Photo: Courtesy of Live Nation
Photo: Courtesy of Live Nation

When: August 7

Where: Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre

What: The co-founder of Grammy-winning rock band Linkin Park performs deeply personal works from his debut solo album, Post Traumatic.

Purchase tickets at hkticketing.com

3/10The Genée International Ballet Competition

Photo: Courtesy of brunosimao_
Photo: Courtesy of brunosimao_

When: August 12

Where: Hong Kong City Hall

What: The final of the Royal Academy of Dance's prestigious flagship competition visits Hong Kong for the second time in its 87 years.

Purchase tickets at hkticketing.com

4/10HKTDC Food Expo

Photo: Courtesy of Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Photo: Courtesy of Hong Kong Trade Development Council

When: August 16-20

Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

What: Some 500,000 gourmands will put their palates to the test at the annual festival, with delicacies from 1,500 exhibitors representing 26 countries served.

Purchase tickets at hktdc.com

See also: 7 Brunches In Hong Kong To Try This Summer

5/10Alice (In Wonderland)

Photo: Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet
Photo: Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

When: August 17-19

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: The Hong Kong Ballet opens its 2018/19 season with artistic director Septime Webre’s interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s fantastical tale, featuring an original score and a guest appearance by The Washington Ballet’s Brooklyn Mack.

Purchase tickets at hkballet.com

6/10Home

MG17859. Photo: Courtesy of Mark Power/Magnum Photos
MG17859. Photo: Courtesy of Mark Power/Magnum Photos

When: August 19-27

Where: Hong Kong Art Centre

What: To celebrate Fujifilm’s 50th anniversary, Stanley Sun presents a touring exhibition showcasing a series of part-artistic, part-photojournalistic works by 16 award-winning photographers. Represented by Magnum Photos, each photo expresses the photographers' unique personal take on the idea of "home".

Purchase tickets on home-magnum.com

See also: Will Travel For Art: 10 Global Exhibitions To See This Summer

7/10Why Don’t We

Photo: Courtesy of Live Nation
Photo: Courtesy of Live Nation

When: August 22

Where: Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre

whyWhat: The American pop boy band promises to deliver hits such as Hooked and Trust Fund Baby when it makes its Hong Kong debut.

Purchase tickets at universe.com/whydontwehk

8/10Verdi’s Luisa Miller

Photo: Courtesy of Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia
Photo: Courtesy of Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia

When: August 25

Where: AMC Pacific Place

What: Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo stars in this rarely performed, heart-wrenching tragedy of paternal love by Giuseppe Verdi. Part of The Met: Live in HD series.

Purchase tickets at themetinhongkong.info

9/10Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival

Photo: Courtesy of The Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival
Photo: Courtesy of The Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival

When: August 25

Where: PMQ

What: The city’s largest celebration of Jamaican music and culture returns with its biggest lineup yet.

Purchase tickets at ticketflap.com

10/10Jaap | Leila Josefowicz

Photo: Courtesy of Leila Josefowicz
Photo: Courtesy of Leila Josefowicz

When: August 31-September 1

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: The Hong Kong Philharmonic raises the curtain on its 45th season with a Mozart-Stravinsky-Rachmaninov programme featuring American-Canadian violinist Leila Josefowicz and conducted by music director Jaap van Zweden.

Purchase tickets at hkphil.org

See also: Hong Kong’s Most Exclusive VIP Events In July

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