What’s on: Comedy, live music and fitness in Hong Kong this February


Since their formation in 1973, the American rockers behind the 1981 hit song Don’t Stop Believin’ (the highest-selling digital track in history) have gone from strength-to-strength. The iconic and legendary band will stop in Hong Kong during their Asia-US tour this February for a one-night rock ballad extravaganza.
Originally from San Francisco, they’ve sold more than 80 million albums worldwide. These releases included 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, plus 19 top-40 singles. If that wasn’t testament enough to their musical worth, they’ve also received a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.
Nominated to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, the superstars are clearly on a roll. Catch them while you can in this one-off, once-in-a-lifetime Hong Kong gig.

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
Date: 13 February
Enquiries: 2582 8888
Website: www.journeymusic.com

Eddie Izzard

Eddie_Izzard_pathIn his Hong Kong debut, eccentric, cross-dressing comedian Eddie Izzard will be performing at Hong Kong Baptist University this month, as part of his Force Majeure tour. Described by the UK’s Guardian newspaper as ‘a national treasure,’ he is known as one of the funniest stand-ups of his generation.
Since he began his career in 1983, he has travelled the world with a succession of sell-out tours, including Definite Article, Glorious, Stripped and Dress to Kill. Not content at winning two Emmy awards for his work, Izzard also rather impressively performs his shows in French, German and Spanish.
In collaboration with Adrian Bohm Presents, Mick Perrin Worldwide and LA Comedy Live, the show offers a range of ticket tiers. Booking is possible (and advisable) in advance on the event’s official website or via telephone.

Venue: Hong Kong Baptist University, Community Hall
Date: 23 February
Enquiries: +65 6324 0764
Website: www.hkticketing.com

Dancing in the Park

Tamar_Park_View_201308Organised by Hong Kong Blues, a free beginner blues class will be offered in Tamar Park, followed by social dancing in the style of blues, swing, salsa and more.

Venue: Tamar Park, Admiralty
Date: 17 February
Enquiries: N/A
Website: www.hongkongblues.com

Hins Cheung with Ivana WongHins Cheung Ivana Wong_pathChinese Cheung and Hong Konger Wong, both Cantopop singer-songwriters, head to the Coliseum for three nights of what are sure to be sell-out performances.

Venue: Hong Kong Coliseum
Date: 16-18 February
Enquiries: 2355 7261
Website: www.ticket.urbtix.hk

Run for Survival

The Ocean Park Conservation Foundation’s annual run – including 3 km and 10 km races – aims to raise awareness of marine conservation.

Venue: Science Park, Tai Po
Date: 26 February
Enquiries: 3923 2534
Website: www.opcf.org.hk/tc/runforsurvival

Vixx bandThe former reality stars behind this Korean boy band will perform in Hong Kong following the release of their newest studio album, Kratos.

Venue: AsiaWorld Expo, Chek Lap Kok, Lantau Island
Date: 18 February
Enquiries: 3692 4658
Website: www.fyeah-vixx.com


This Californian rock band – whose claim to fame was the ear worm Ocean Avenue – are coming to Hong Kong on their final world tour. Since forming in 1997 they have had a series of successful hits, including Only One and Lights and Sounds.

Venue: Music Zone at E-Max, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay
Date: 8 February
Enquiries: 2620 2305
Website: www.yellowcardrock.com

The Legendary Pulp Exhibition

Hosted by the Hong Kong Print Shop, this exhibition invites artists who work in the paper and print mediums to demonstrate the possibilities and future of paper art.

Venue: Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Shek Kip Mei
Date: 11-16 February
Enquiries: 2353 1311
Website: www.jccac.org.hk

Mimi Chu Live at the Coliseum

Malaysian-born Hong Kong singer and actress Mimi Chu arrives in the city this month for a night of song and music. A much loved songstress, the esteemed Chu has a huge fan base across Asia and beyond. For many years she resided in Singapore, although often returned to Hong Kong due to public demand. The show is tipped to be hugely popular with her fan-following, who have been eagerly anticipating the concert for several months.

Venue: Hong Kong Coliseum
Date: 4 February
Enquiries: 2355 7261
Website: www.stubhub.hk

James Taylor and His All-Star Band

Currently on a global tour that’s spanning several different continents, James Taylor and his All-Star Band will arrive in Hong Kong this month for a one-off night of musical magic at HKCEC.
Taylor’s guitar and songwriting career began in 1968, and since then he has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Time magazine featured him on its cover in 1971 in honour of his influence on the songwriting world, and in 1998 Billboard magazine bestowed him with a Century award, its highest accolade.


His well-known classics include Country Road, Shower the People and Mexico. His accompanying All-Star Band is made up of 11 talented musicians, including Lou Marini on horns, Andrea Zonn on the fiddle and Larry Goldings on the keyboard.

Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Date: 23 February
Enquiries: 2922 8288
Website: www.hkticketing.com

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