10 Hong Kong Events You Can't Miss In February 2019
1/10 Spring Festival Showcase
When: February 9 to March 1
Where: Xiqu Centre
What: To celebrate the opening of the Xiqu Centre, the Hong Kong Cantonese Opera Chamber of Commerce has curated a programme of new and traditional works. Whether you are a fan of comedy, romance and/or martial arts, there's something for everyone.
Find out more at westkowloon.hk
2/10 The Great Gatsby
When: February 14
Where: The Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts
What: F Scott Fitzgerald's gut-wrenching tale of love, excess and obsession comes alive in the Asain premiere of Hong Kong Ballet artistic director Septime Webre's decadent production. The impeccable costumes, designed in collaboration with Costume Crystal Partner, Swarovski, are worth going for alone.
Purchase tickets at hkticketing.com
3/10 Philip Glass' David Bowie
When: February 15
Where: Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium
What: As part of it's Swire Denim Series of concerts, this month the Hong Kong Philharmonic is hosting one of the most avant-garde classical music events in memory: a tribute to David Bowie featuring music written by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Bryce Dessner of The National and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead. André de Ridder is conducting.
Purchase tickets at hkphil.org
See also: What To Expect From The Hong Kong Philharmonic’s David Bowie Tribute
4/10 Sergei Nakariakov: The Art of the Trumpet
When: February 15
Where: Hong Kong City Hall
What: The Paris-based Russian virtuoso makes his debut with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta playing two concertos, including Jörg Widmann's highly regarded Ad absurdum.
Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk
5/10 Hong Kong Arts Festival
When: February 21 until March 19
Where: Various venues
What: The festival delivers the best of drama, music, theatre and much more. Highlights include the play Home by Geoff Sobelle and performances by the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, whose acclaimed founder and choreographer, Lin Hwai-min, is stepping down at the end of the year.
Find out more at hk.artsfestival.org
6/10 Longines Masters of Hong Kong
When: February 15 to 17
Where: AsiaWorld Expo
What: The highly anticipated show jumping event returns to Hong Kong in February, the Longines Masters of Hong Kong 2019 features an exciting three-day lineup, including the popular Longines Speed Challenge, the inaugural Hong Kong Jockey Club Asian Challenge and a dressage performance by Asian Games Gold medallist, Jacqueline Siu.
Find out more at longinesmasters.com
See also: The Longines Masters Of Hong Kong Returns In February 2019
7/10 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon
When: February 17
Where: From Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui to Victoria Park
What: The Standard Chartered Hong Kong marathon returns this February with over 70,000 participants running a range of distances, including a full marathon, half-marathon, 10-kilometre race and more.
Find out more at hkmarathon.com
See also: 10 Scenic Marathons And Races In Asia Worth Travelling For
8/10 Craig David
When: February 21
Where: Play Club
What: R&B crooner Craig David is back in Hong Kong this month at Play with his highly rated TS5 show. As the singer, DJ and MC all-in-one, the party combines R&B, Swing, Garage, Basement and House hits for a party like none other.
Purchase tickets at ticketflap.com
9/10 Samson et Dalila
When: February 24
Where: The Grand Cinema
What: Saint-Saëns' sultry biblical opera, directed by Tony-winning Darko Tresnjak, kicks off the 2019 programme of The Met: Live in HD.
Find out more at themetinhongkong.info
10/10 Hong Kong International Jewellery Show
When: February 28 to March 4
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
What: The Hong Kong International Jewellery Show is a glittering affair with plenty of sparkly masterpieces to feast your eyes upon. The largest of its kind in Asia, exhibitors will be showing off their collections in the Hall of Jade, Hall of Time and Hall of Chic, among others.
Find out more at event.hktdc.com
See also: 10 Global Art Exhibitions To See In 2019