5 Tatler Tips for the Weekend
The Hong Kong Arts Festival has just arrived, bringing with it a month of performing arts--not that there was a shortage of cultural activities to begin with. Hosting a range of events, from concerts to charity art showcases to tea ceremonies, Hong Kong is a hotbed of culture this weekend.
February 16-26: <Carnival>: Amnesty International Art Exhibition
Raising awareness of human rights issues locally and globally, Amnesty International are hosting a series of creative, interactive workshops from arts to wellness. Do yoga, play board games, or try your hand at automatic writing with exhibit curator Caroline Ha Thuc. Additionally, a silent auction gives art lovers a chance to bid on a range of artworks, including some <Carnival> exclusives.
February 16-26, KONG Art Space, 3 Staunton St, Central, Hong Kong, full schedule here
February 16-19: La Bayadère
Opening the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Bavarian State Ballet tells a love story of revenge and jealousy not performed in Hong Kong in over 20 years. Set in ancient India, La Bayadère's setting has a whimsical, mythological quality that transports the audience to another world. Buy your tickets before they're gone.
February 16-19, 7.30pm, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
February 17: Philharmonic x Academy of Performing Arts
The inaugural concert of the collaboration between the Philharmonic and graduates of the Academy of Performing Arts (APA) takes place tonight. With a theme of journeys, the concert will tell three travel narratives: An American in Paris by George Gershwin, A Chinese in London by APA graduate Austin Leung, and The Soldier's Tale by Igo Stravinsky. Buy tickets online now.
February 17, 7.30pm, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Concert Hall
February 18: Yogeeism
This event has the feel-good factor written all over it. Founder of Caelum Greene, Charlotte Tsuei, will lead a yoga class, raising money for NGO Redress, which is reducing waste in the fashion industry. It's a great way to do something that is truly mind, body and soul.
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February 18: Tea Art and Etiquette
Whether you're a tea connoisseur or fresh to the table, this is an excellent cultural workshop for all. Giving insight and instruction into the art and etiquette of tea culture in Hong Kong and China, Yu Teahouse explains the intricacies of how to perform a tea ceremony while enjoying the intimate workshop with friends.
February 18, 12.30-2.30pm, Room Y, 14 / F, Century Industrial Center, 33-35 Au Pui Wan Street, Fo Tan, Shatin, Hong Kong
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