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Arts 10 Hong Kong Events You Can't Miss In August 2019

10 Hong Kong Events You Can't Miss In August 2019

10 Hong Kong Events You Can't Miss In August 2019
Photo: Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet
By Leanne Mirandilla
August 01, 2019
From classical music and ballet performances to pop concerts and stand-up comedy, there’s plenty of heat in the calendar this August

1/10 Roméo et Juliette

Photo: Courtesy of Roméo et Juliette official
Photo: Courtesy of Roméo et Juliette official

When: August 9-11

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: This French musical based on the Shakespearean classic features music and lyrics by renowned French composer Gérard Presgurvic. In French with English and Chinese subtitles. 

Purchase tickets at ticketflap.com

2/10 EXO PLANET #5: Exploration Tour

Photo: Courtesy of EXO/Facebook
Photo: Courtesy of EXO/Facebook

When: August 10-11

Where: AsiaWorld-Expo

What: Catch K-pop heart-throbs EXO—without Xiumin and DO, who are carrying out their mandatory military service this year—on their latest tour since the release of their fifth album, Don’t Mess Up My Tempo, and its repackaged extended version, Love Shot.

Purchase tickets at hkticketing.com

See also: Exclusive Interview: Song Hye-Kyo On Fame And Fate

3/10 Indie Focus 2019: Hong Kong Independent Film Festival

Photo: Courtesy of Hong Kong Independent Film Festival
Photo: Courtesy of Hong Kong Independent Film Festival

When: From now till August 14

Where: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre and Hong Kong Film Archive Cinema

What: Hong Kong Independent Film Festival introduces an Indie Focus programme to shed light on some independent francophone films from Quebec, bringing a comprehensive view of Quebecois independent cinema to Hong Kong audiences for the first time. The programme features eleven classic Quebecois films and screenings.

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

See also: Hong Kong's Most Luxurious Cinema Experiences

4/10 Hong Kong Dance Company: "Dance of Strings"

Photo: Courtesy of  Hong Kong Dance Company
Photo: Courtesy of Hong Kong Dance Company

When: August 16-18  

Where: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui

What: In this beautiful performance piece, Yang Yuntao, Artistic Director of Hong Kong Dance Company, works closely with world-renowned violinist, Yao Jue, celebrated Chinese composer, Lam Fung, to examine Chinese folk music with a Hong Kong perspective.

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

 

5/10 Peter Pan

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

When: August 16-25

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Sha Tin Town Hall

What: The Asian premiere of Hong Kong Ballet artistic director Septime Webre’s adaptation of the classical fairy tale delivers breathtaking ballet and a sweeping score accompanied by extravagant costumes and sets. 

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

See also: Hong Kong Ballet Celebrates 40th Anniversary Season With New Film

6/10 Trevor Noah: Loud And Clear

Photo: Dean Alexander
Photo: Dean Alexander

When: August 21

Where: HKCEC

What: The Daily Show host brings his acclaimed observational humour and scathing wit to Hong Kong for the first time. His previous stand-up comedy show, The Racist, sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Find out more at hkticketing.com

7/10 The Chainsmokers

Photo: Courtesy of Chainsmokers/Facebook
Photo: Courtesy of Chainsmokers/Facebook

When: August 23

Where: AsiaWorld-Expo

What: The Grammy Award-winning, Billboard chart-topping American EDM pop duo touch down with their World War Joy tour, performing such hits as Roses and Something Just Like This.

Purchase tickets at hkticketing.com

8/10 Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival

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

When: August 24

Where: Southorn Stadium

What: Jamaican legends Keith & Tex lead a line-up of groups hailing from Taiwan, the UK and Japan performing at Asia’s biggest event for reggae, ska and Jamaican music culture.

Purchase tickets at ticketflap.com

9/10 Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival 

Photo: Courtesy of Hong Kong International Film Festival
Photo: Courtesy of Hong Kong International Film Festival

When: From now till August 27

Where: Various locations

What: Launched in 2006, the annual Summer International Film Festival (SummerIFF) premieres new films, speficially appealing to a younger audience. The screenings of around 30 titles range from pop Asian to restored classics and award-winning titles fresh from world-class film festivals. 

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

10/10 Denis Kozhukhin Plays Rachmaninov

Photo: Denis Kozhukhin/Facebook
Photo: Denis Kozhukhin/Facebook

When: August 31 

Where: City Hall 

What: The Russian pianist joins the Hong Kong Sinfonietta in a performance of works by Schnittke, Haydn and Rachmaninov under the baton of Ken Lam.

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

See also: 10 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions To See In August

 

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