March Madness: What to see and do in Hong Kong this month

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Taste of Hong Kong

Returning for a second year, Taste of Hong Kong is the perfect culinary treat for ardent foodies. Spanning four days, the event welcomes dozens of tastemakers, chefs and restaurateurs from across the city. As testament to the event’s popularity, this year’s festival is set to be even bigger and better than before.

More than 60 purveyors of fine foodstuffs will be on-site at the Gourmet Market, selling everything from luxury chocolates and handmade breads to French cheese and Spanish charcuterie. After perusing at leisure, guests will also be able to stop for a bite to eat at one of the many pop-up restaurants, spin-offs of some of Hong Kong’s most notable eateries. Celebrity chefs – including the likes of Siu Hin Chi and Antoine Audran – will also be appearing.

Venue: Central Harbourfront
Date: 16–19 March

Chick Corea Elecktric BandThe Chick Corea Elektric 

Established in 1986, The Chick Corea Elektric, an eclectic jazz fusion band, will perform in the city this spring. The popular ensemble is headed up by esteemed pianist, the eponymous Chick Corea.

Venue: HKBU Community Hall
Date: 22 March
Enquiries: (+1) 712 4425

Altrn8_effALTN8 Festival 

Describing itself as encompassing “40 artists, eight stages, one party,” ALTN8 Festival is the ultimate calendar event for anyone interested in electronic music. A multi-venue extravaganza, the one-day festival will run in several of Hong Kong’s most popular clubs, lounges and bars, including Zafran, Halcyon, Fly and Volar.

Spread out along Wyndham Street and Lan Kwai Fong, festival-goers are issued one wristband that grants them entrance to all the venues. This year will be ALTN8’s inaugural event and to celebrate the organisers have snagged some of the industry’s biggest DJs, including Stephan Bodzin, Tube and Berger, and Shigeto.

Various ticket options are available including music and culinary packages plus an exclusive VIP option that allows backstage access.

Venue: Various locations, Central
Date: 11–12 March

HK Young Readers Festival_pathInternational Young Readers’ Festival

A spin-off from the city’s more established Hong Kong Literary Festival, this event has been created with younger readers in mind. There will be a range of activities, including discussions and workshops.

Venue: Comix Home Base, Wan Chai Date: 6–17 March
Enquiries: 2877 9770

Tai Kok Tsui  Temple Fair

Held in celebration of the Hung Shing Festival, the 13th Tai Kok Tsui Temple Fair will be held in early March. The event features a street parade and a 500-foot luminous dragon dance in the evening.

Venue: Fuk Tsun Street, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon
Date: 5 March
Enquiries: N/A

Joey_YungJoey Yung in concert

Award-winning singer and actress Joey Yung returns to the stage this month for several nights of musical performance. The popular Cantonese songstress will be performing in HKAPA’s Lyric Theatre.

Venue: Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Date: 26-30 March
Enquiries: 2584 8500

CW City  Challenge HK

A child welfare scheme is hosting an eight-kilometre “challenge run” in which teams traverse Hong Kong in groups, solving puzzles and finding out more about the city’s past. Proceeds from the event will go to Nepalese schools.

Venue: Citywide
Date: 11 March

Up-and-Coming Artist Euan Macleod

NockArt Gallery will be showcasing Euan Macleod’s latest paintings in a new display titled High and Low. The exhibition features several stand-out works including a piece that depicts China’s stunning Huangshan Mountains.

Venue: NockArt Gallery, Aberdeen
Date: Tuesday – Friday daily
from 20 March
Enquiries: 2525 9691

Arthur Miller’s All My Sons
Part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival, acclaimed US playwright Arthur Miller’s powerful play All My Sons will be performed by the Rose Theatre, Kingston – a highly respected UK theatre group. It’s a tale of deception and intrigue, as an all-American success story goes horribly awry.

Venue: Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Date: 3–11 March
Enquiries: 2824 3555

beerfest2Beerfest Asia
In what promises to be one of the hottest tickets in town – eight days of “great beer, food and entertainment” – Beerfest Asia heads to Hong Kong this year to the delight of beer lovers and aficionados. Featuring an impressive array of international tipples, plus some weird and wonderful flavours, the event will also be attended by industry experts.
Alongside plenty of chances to sip and sample, imbibers will also have the opportunity to listen to some renowned acts – the entertainment schedule features international DJs, local bands and live music. Adding to the inebriated fun are the dozens of beer-based games and competitions on offer.

Venue: West Kowloon Cultural District
Date: 2–5 March

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