11 Events You Can't Miss in Hong Kong this January


January 2, 2017 | BY Hong Kong Tatler

The cultural year gets off to a flying start with a calendar running the gamut from opera and chamber music to the rollicking revels of Riverdance

Kids Fest Hong Kong 2017


Photo courtesy of Thinkstock Images

When: January 4-February 12 

Where: HKAPA

What: A five-week festival of 10 rousing world-class theatrical performances inspired by books such as Stick Man, Romeo & Juliet Untold and The First Hippo on the Moon. 


Crested Ibises Dance Drama


Photo courtesy of the Shanghai Dance Theatre 

When: January 6-7

Where: Sha Tin Town Hall 

What: The importance of a close relationship between humans and animals is highlighted by this dance drama, a reflection on an endangered species by the Shanghai Dance Theatre.


Jay Chou: The Invincible Tour


Photo courtesy of Jay Chou: The Invincible Tour

When: January 8-17

Where: The Coliseum

What: Expect an imaginative, space travel-inspired performance by the Taiwanese singer-songwriter. 


Bryan Adams: Get Up Tour

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Photo courtesy of Bryan Adams 

When: January 14

Where: AsiaWorld-Expo

What: The multi-platinum Canadian singer-songwriter presents old favourites and new tracks from his recently released 13th studio album. 


Melodious Hong Kong


Conducter Yan Huichang | Image credit to TKHUNT

When: January 14

Where: Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, University of Hong Kong 

What: The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra performs pieces by local composers and new works with a local theme by the likes of Joshua Chan and Lam Lan-chee. 


International Chamber Music Festival

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The Borromeo Group | Photo courtesy of the International Chamber Music Festival

When: January 19-25

Where: Various locations 

What: A series that offers something for everyone, from an opening night featuring Moszkowski, Mozart and Schumann to a concert for children. 


The Ring Cycle Part 3: Siegfried 

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Photo courtesy of the Hong Kong Philharmonic 

When: January 19-22

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

What: Jaap van Zweden leads the Hong Kong Philharmonic and world-class singers in Wagner’s operatic masterpiece. 


Metallica: WorldWired Tour


Photo courtesy of Metallica

When: January 20

Where: AsiaWorld-Expo

What: One of the most successful rock bands of all time performs hot on the heels of its recently released 10th studio album, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct


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Photo courtesy of the Hong Kong Ballet

When: January 20-22

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: This abridged interactive adaptation of the classic tale masterminded by choreographer Yuri Ng gives youngsters a one-hour introduction to the art form. 


Alina Pogostkina

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Photo courtesy of Alina Pogostkina

When: January 21

Where: Tsuen Wan Town Hall

What: The Russian-born violinist performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto—plus compositions by Brahms and Webern—with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. 


Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary World Tour


Photo courtesy of Riverdance 

When: January 24-February 5

Where: The Venetian Macao

What: The Irish dance stars adopt new costumes and songs for their 20th anniversary tour. 


This article was published in the January 2017 edition of Hong Kong Tatler.