Hong Kong this March: The World’s Greatest Restaurant Festival, and Hong Kong Art Month
Art fever is sweeping through the city as Hong Kong gears up for its biggest art month of the year. There’s Art Basel, Art Central, and plenty of other exhibitions and events highlighting both local and international artists happening throughout town. Of course, if you’re not a big art fan, you can still find plenty to do in the month of March, from checking out one of Hong Kong’s biggest restaurant festivals to a night on the town with one of Canada’s most well-known dance companies.
March 3-4 | Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal
If you love dance, you won’t want to miss Canada’s most exciting dance company taking the stage for two nights only, “jazzing up” traditional ballet classics. This dynamic group has won accolades all over for their sensational choreography and talent, and the Hong Kong show is sure to impress with an updated classical pas de deux from Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili. The dance company is also bringing along a vibrant piece inspired by the energy of big cities performed by former Bejart and Lyon dancer Andonis Foniadakis. A stalwart of the Montreal dance scene since 1972, Les Ballets Jazz has since traveled to more than 66 countries, bringing an infectious energy and artistry to every performance on stage. Get your tickets here.
March 6-17 | Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival 2017
Parents with little ones at home should not miss the Young Readers Fest this month, organized by the Hong Kong International Literary Festival. With famous authors such as Blair Reeve and David Solomons set to make an appearance in meet-the-author sessions, along with a host of children’s workshops on offer to promote enthusiasm for reading in kids, the festival is a surefire way to keep kids offline this month with their noses buried in a good book. Don’t miss the storytelling workshops and hands-on activities such as caricature drawing with award-winning illustrator Sarah Davis. For more information on events and venues, check out their official website here.
March 16-19 | Taste of Hong Kong
Billed as the ‘world’s greatest restaurant festival’, Taste of Hong Kong is returning for the second year in a row to Central Harbourfront, with dozens of Hong Kong’s top chefs and restaurants joining in for the foodie event of the year. Discover new restaurants, socialise with fellow gourmands, and get behind-the-scenes access to the city’s best culinary minds. Eat to your heart’s content at this year’s event, which highlights everything that’s great about dining in Hong Kong. Participating restaurants include Chino, Mercato, Arcane, Amber, Duddell’s, Okra, Kaum at Potato Head, Tin Lung Heen, Tosca, Rhoda, Yardbird and much more. More information can be found here.
March 21-25 | Art Central
One of the big highlights of Hong Kong Art Month, Art Central is a must for art, culture and food lovers with over 100 contemporary galleries exhibiting some of the top talent both locally and internationally, along with interactive performances, expert talks, tours, and delicious dining from top Hong Kong restaurants. Get to know gallery owners and artists as you browse hundreds of unique art pieces and installations, and meet like-minded people over engaging panel discussions, experiential film, and modernist performances. There will also be a special kids program with engaging activities available for the whole family. Ticket starts from HK$110 and more information can be found here.
March 23-25: Art Basel
The city’s biggest art fair, Art Basel returns this year for three days of world-class exhibitors displaying their most impressive art pieces and installations. This year will feature additional talks and debates, film screenings, and cultural events coinciding with Art Basel across the city. The premiere platform in town to showcase the highest quality work around Asia, Art Basel is sure to once again bring together the most diverse range of art in the region and highlight emerging artists from both Asia and the West. Ticket starts from HK$180 and more information can be found here.