January is set to be an exciting month in Hong Kong, with a diverse range of artistic and musical events happening in the city. If you’re in town with the kids (or you’re looking to bring out your inner child), there’s also a carnival that just cannot be missed!

Throughout January | Shifting Objectives: Design from the M+ Collection

M+’s debut design exhibition Shifting Objectives features dozens of objects and artworks that have helped to define our understanding of design, from mid-20th-century Japanese furniture to drones and products from Hong Kong’s old manufacturing sector. The exhibition follows the changes of design and related philosophies from the Second World War until now. Expect an enriching series of workshops, studio visits, public tours, private viewings and guided explanations. The exhibition will be on until February 5 and is a free event.

Throughout January | AIA The Great European Carnival

One of the largest travelling carnivals has landed in Hong Kong for the 2nd year in a row, lighting up Central Harbourfront Event Space with fair games, thrilling rides, rollercoasters, and even an ice rink. Set against the Hong Kong skyline, the Great European Carnival is a fun family outing with something for everyone, from pony-led royal carriages to European markets chock-full of tasty treats and talented street performers. The carnival runs until February 12 and tickets are $90-125.

January 14 | Bryan Adams “Get Up” Tour

Catch legendary Canadian rock artist Bryan Adams for one night only in Hong Kong to promote his 12th studio album Get Up. Adams first rose to fame in the 1980s and has since sold 65 million records, landing several Grammys along the way. The multi-platinum award-winning artist’s latest album features nine new songs and four acoustic versions, including “Brand New Day”, “You Belong to Me”, and “Don’t Even Try”. Tickets are $480-980 and can be purchased here.

January 19-25 | The 8th Hong Kong International Chamber Festival

Enjoy the best of classical music with the 8th annual Hong Kong International Chamber Festival, featuring artistic director Cho-Liang Lin leading a symphony in classic compositions such as Mozart’s String Quintent in G minor, and Schumann’s Piano Quartet in Eb major. A must-go for classical music buffs, the 8th chamber festival will also cater to young audiences for the first time, with tailor-made concerts for students. Tickets are $100-380 and can be purchased here.

January 20 | Metallica

Rock legends Metallica head to Hong Kong for a one-night performance at AsiaWorld Expo, in anticipation of the release of their latest album Hardwired… To Self Destruct. Get ready for an intense, killer set from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, and be prepared to leave with your hearing a little less intact. Tickets are $580-1,280 and can be purchased here.