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Arts 11 Hong Kong Events You Can't Miss In September

11 Hong Kong Events You Can't Miss In September

11 Hong Kong Events You Can't Miss In September
By Cherry Lai
September 03, 2018
From Shakespeare and Voltaire to flamenco and comedy, there’s plenty to keep culture buffs stimulated this month

1/11 Movie Movie Life is Art

Photo: Maurice Tromp
Photo: Maurice Tromp

When: Until September 30

Where: Movie Movie Cityplaza

What: The annual art and film festival returns with documentaries on Whitney Houston, Eric Clapton, Vivienne Westwood, Vincent Van Gogh and more. 

Purchase tickets at moviemovie.com.hk

See also: 5 Fashion Documentaries On Netflix To Watch On A Rainy Day

2/11 Beyond the Barricade

Photo: Courtesy of Preston Guild Hall
Photo: Courtesy of Preston Guild Hall

When: Until September 9

Where: Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts

What: Past principal performers from some of the world's most celebrated musicals come together in this two-hour spectacular, where they perform hits from Hamilton, The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Miss Saigon, West Side Story and more. 

Purchase tickets at hkticketing.com

3/11 Rossini’s Semiramide

Photo: Courtesy of The Met in Hong Kong
Photo: Courtesy of The Met in Hong Kong

When: September 8

Where: Bethanie Theatre

What: Based on Voltaire’s tragedy Semiramis, this rarely performed opera about guilt and revenge, starring soprano Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, is part of The Met: Live series.

Purchase tickets at themetinhongkong.info

See also: Vladimir Kanevsky: The Man Who Makes Flowers From Porcelain

4/11 Carnival of the Animals

Photo: Dean Alexander
Photo: Dean Alexander

When: Until September 16

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: The Hong Kong Ballet presents a family-friendly interactive programme of Ballet Classics for Children inspired by Alexei Ratmansky’s Carnival of the Animals.

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

5/11 Jimmy Carr

Photo: Jimmy Carr
Photo: Jimmy Carr

When: September 16

Where: KITEC

What: The British comedian serves up some of his best jokes along with a load of new material on his Greatest Hits World Tour.

Purchase tickets at hkticketing.com

6/11 The Killers

Photography: Odyssey
Photography: Odyssey

When: September 19

Where: AsiaWorld-Expo

What: The American rock band will perform classics like Mr Brightside, Somebody Told Me and Human as well as tunes from its latest album, Wonderful Wonderful.

Purchase tickets at hkticketing.com

7/11 Zaguán & Alento

Photo: Courtesy of LCSD
Photo: Courtesy of LCSD

When: September 21

Where: Sha Tin Town Hall

What: The Madrid-based National Ballet of Spain showcases its new aesthetic and stylistic approach to folkloric tradition and Spanish dance styles.

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

See also: We Asked: What Did You Think Of Crazy Rich Asians?

8/11 Jessie J

Photo: Courtesy of Jessie J
Photo: Courtesy of Jessie J

When: September 22

Where: AsiaWorld-Expo

What: Fresh from her victory on the Chinese talent show Singer 2018, the powerhouse British songstress makes her Hong Kong debut with hits such as "Bang Bang" and "Price Tag". 

Purchase tickets at hkticketing.com

9/11 Shakespeare’s Globe

Photo: Courtesy of ABA Productions
Photo: Courtesy of ABA Productions

When: Until September 30

Where: Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts

What: The prestigious company returns with three of the Bard’s most popular plays: Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, and The Taming of the Shrew.

Purchase tickets at hkticketing.com; enter code MOONCAKE20 to get 20% off your tickets for the audience-voted shows.

10/11 Die Erbschaft Viennese Classical Music Concert

Photo: Courtesy of Ponte Orchestra & Singers
Photo: Courtesy of Ponte Orchestra & Singers

When: September 25

Where: Hong Kong City Hall

What: Local non-profit musical group Ponte Orchestra & Singers performs Johannes Brahms’ Nänie, a setting of a poem by Friedrich Schiller, and Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4.

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

11/11 Above & Beyond

Photo: Courtesy of Above & Beyond
Photo: Courtesy of Above & Beyond

When: September 29

Where: AsiaWorld-Expo

What: The British electronic music group performs its hit remixes, to be broadcast live on the 300th episode of its cult radio show, Group Therapy.

Purchase tickets at livenation.hk

See also: CENTRESTAGE: Hong Kong's Fashion Extravaganza Returns This September

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