What’s On? Things to do this March in Hong Kong
With an influx of distressing Covid updates 24*7, never have we ever so desperately needed a break from reality… If you’re in the same boat and tired of idling at home, bookmark our handy list of things to do about town – from supporting your neighbourhood F&B to enjoying the diverse cultural scene of Hong Kong, or double masking and going to socially-distanced virtual events, – our curated a list has something for every taste. Scroll on…
Hong Kong Arts Festival 2022
When: Until 31 Mar
The 50th Hong Kong Arts Festival returns once more with a wide array of music, opera, drama and dance performances, both traditional and contemporary. As the city’s biggest and most high-profile cultural event, its 50th iteration pulls out all the stops to showcase local talent, as well as feature pioneering projects in arts and technology.
For more information: hk.artsfestival.org
When: Until 20 April
Although fitness centers and yoga studios may have shut their doors for now, boutique spinning studio XYZ is opening its virtual doors to the city’s many fitness enthusiasts with an On-Air programme to make sure viewers at home stay safe and healthy. Exercise whenever and wherever by tuning into the studio’s live classes.
For more information: onair.youarexyz.com
Chamber Music Series: Tai Kwun Beethoven Meets Mozart
When: Until 15 Mar
The combination of piano and wind comes gracefully alive in this comparatively rare piano and wind quintet. Fittingly appropriate for this repertoire, the programme expresses Mozart’s fascination with the clarinet as well as his profound influence on Beethoven.
For more information: hkphil.org
When: Throughout 2022
Enjoy art at home through a slew of virtual exhibition presented by the Hong Kong Art Museum. Browse the varied exhibitions and showcases online with complementary audio guides, multi-media programs and exciting stories of vibrant museum collections.
For more information: hk.art.museum
When: Throughout 2022 (5 days booking in advance)
As part of the PMQ’s Creative Workshop Series, 513 Paint Shop, a boutique paint shop that’s all about bringing brilliant colours and environmentally safe paints to the home, presents an online painting workshop to welcome fellow art enthusiasts to scribble, splash, doodle, and dot. Enjoy the process and bring your emotive imaginations to canvas.
Price: HK$380 (Materials included)
For more information: pmq.org.hk
Wine and Dine Online Masterclass
When: Throughout 2022
The thousands of the city’s epicureans are in for a treat with Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival’s permanent online masterclasses programmes. Satisfying the curiousities of the city’s gourmands with a conveniently accessible virtual courses that hosted by food and wine experts; from on-air wine tastings to the art of pairing food and wine to a special hojicha cocktail workshop.
For more information: discoverhongkong.com
Museum-inspired Jewellery Shopping
When: March onwards
In a global first, the iconic Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) museum in London and the city’s reputed jewellers Chow Sang Sang have collaborated to create an innovate shopping adventure for patrons at K11 MUSEA. Anyone with an appreciation for history, culture, precious craftsmanship and jewellery art will love the unique and immersive experience the grand store offers – expect artistic genius to be sprinkled throughout the space, a fine selection of merchandise from the V&A museum in a harmonious old-world, British vibe whilst you select the fine pieces of high-end jewellery.
For more information: chowsangsang.com
Hong Kong Cine Fan Online
When: Until 31 Mar
The many Hong Kong movie buffs were delivered unfortunate news that the 12-day HKIFF event, initially scheduled between 31 March and 11 April, had been postponed. Nonetheless, HKIFF have — in place of physical screenings — will continue to screening movies online for film enthusiasts to while away the impending lockdown and possible quarantine days.
For more information: online.hkiff.com.hk
Stay active at home with the family through EduVirtues Workshop: Yoga and Mindfulness for the family, presented by K11 Musea. Spend a joyful Sunday at home bonding with your little tots and introduce the family to different stretches and yoga poses inspired by nature, and open the platform for young minds to learn about expressing gratitude, respect, mindfulness, teamwork and communication.
Price: HK$750 (each pair of yogis — parent and child — will receive a complimentary lightweight non-slip grip kids yoga mat (valued at HK$630)
For more information: k11musea.com
Disclaimer: While Gafencu tries to keep up to date with the latest restrictions, the situation in the city is rapidly changing – contact the establishments to make sure you get the latest information of opening hours and services before venturing out. Follow all government directives when you’re out and about.