What’s on in April 2019

Womens Five Run
Women’s Five Run

Women’s Five Run & Fun Fitness Programme
Go on a journey of fitness with Women’s Five during their five week fitness programme to prepare for a 5km or 10km run. $800-880 for the run and fitness program, $390-420 for run only. Aberdeen Country Park. 

The 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival
One of the largest cultural events in the city braces the cinematic scene. Tickets from $55. Several locations including the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Hong Kong Science Museum. 

Portrait of Hong Kong by Fan Ho
A selection of previously unpublished photos, including some rare vintage pieces. Exhibition runs from March 22, 11am-6pm. Blue Lotus Gallery, 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan. 

Paws by the Sea
Paws by the Sea

Paws by the Sea 2019
Take part in Paws by the Sea and a whole range of activities with Hong Kong’s first seaside doggie speed dating, a Guinness World Record attempt, a doggie wedding expo, Instagram opportunities for dogs, training, educational workshops and more. Free. Email pawsbythesea2019@eventist.com to register.

April Fool’s Day
Pinch punch first of the month. Don’t get fooled!

Grass Routes Vegetarian Food and Cultural Tour
A three and a half hour food and culture tour, exploring Kowloon and the New Territories. Children $225, Adults $495. 

ESF Primary Choral Concert 2019
Students from ESF Primary Schools will come together to showcase their amazing singing talents. 7-9pm. Tickets start at $200. Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Morrison Hill. 

Ching Ming Festival
Also referred to as Tomb Sweeping Day, the traditional Chinese festival celebrates ancestors and another public holiday!

Long Ladies Lunch
Ladies’ Long Lunch

Ladies’ Long Lunch
Kick off the Rugby 7’s weekend and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of glitz and glam with hosts, Penguins Rugby. Since 2010 this annual event has raised over $9 million for underprivileged children. Contact hongkong@cncf.org for last-minute availability.

APR 5-7
Hong Kong Rugby Sevens
Rugby madness descends on Hong Kong for a weekend filled with chaos, excitement and lots of wacky costumes! Hong Kong Stadium, 55 Eastern Hospital Road, So Kon Po.

Spring Race
This is a 14km race starting and ending in Tai Tam, compete against participants of the same age with prizes and trophies awarded in each category. Entry from $200

APR 6-7
Bug Symphony: The Musical
Hear and see musical wonders in a bug’s world! Free pre-show activities include face-painting, kids’ tattoos and a live bug exhibition. Saturday 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Sunday 2.30pm. $250-550. Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall. 

Momentai Pop-up Market
Stop on by and pick up some one-of-a-kind pieces from local vendors while enjoying the sea breeze. Kiosk 1 Waterfront, Wai Man Road, Sai Kung. 

Bonaqua trail series
Bonaqua Trail Series

APR 7 & APR 28
Bonaqua Action X SPRINT Trail Series
Part of Hong Kong’s running scene since 2003, the 2019 sprints start with a 12km Sai Kung trail on April 7 and a 9km and 12km trail in Discovery Bay on April 28. 

John Mayer Asia Tour
Experience John Mayer’s first live concert in Hong Kong. Tickets from $500. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai.

APR 11
Anne-Marie Live in Hong Kong
The UK rising pop-star who is best known for her hits, ‘2002’, ‘FRIENDS’, ‘Rockabye’, ‘Ciao Adios’  will perform in Hong Kong. Tickets from $588. Macpherson Stadium, 38 Nelson Street, Mong Kok. 

APR 11
At a Crossroad? Back to Work or Be an Entrepreneur?
Entrepreneur support groups and how and where to begin for Mums in Hong Kong. 10.30am-12.30pm. Paperclip Entrepreneur Campus, Sheung Wan.

APR 13
Sonar Festival
Pioneering festival from Barcelona celebrating music, creativity and technology. Workshop participation may be subject to additional fees. Hong Kong Science Park, Sha Tin. 

APR 13
Hong Kong International Schools World Fair
The World Fair brings together the community to celebrate diversity with carnival games, a bouncy castle, used book sales, a World Cafe and more. Free complimentary bus available from Central, Southside and Ocean Park MTR. 11am-3pm. Free. Hong Kong International School, 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam. 

Hong Kong Living Easter Fair

APR 13
Hong Kong Living Easter Fair
Hong Kong Living will host an egg-tastic Easter fair complete with an easter egg hunt, bowling, craft workshops, games and much more. 12-4pm. Early bird ticket $59 per child which includes free entry for two adults. Tikitiki Bowling Bar, 4/F, Centro, 1A Chui Tong Road, Sai Kung. 

APR 13
Forest Medicine Walk
Restore, regenerate and reconnect with nature on this sensory forest walk completed with a tea ceremony using foraged tea leaves. 8.30am-12.30pm. $320 for individuals, $480 for pairs. Starting from Sai Kung. For tickets email connect@kembali.org

APR 13-14
The Conscious Festival by Green Is The New Black
A zero waste festival, fun and sustainable for all the family. With inspirational talks, markets, food stalls and live-music. Tickets from $185. Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay. 

APR 19
Good Friday
Yes, you got it – let the four day weekend commence!

APR 17-18
Ed Sheeran
Now this is one we can all get excited about! Ed Sheeran, one of the world’s best selling music artists, is coming to Hong Kong as part of his world tour. From $888. Fantasy Road Outdoor Venue, Disneyland. 

APR 22
Easter Monday
Enjoy the egg-tra long weekend!

APR 24
East Meets West Fashion Show 2019
Hong Kong designer embrace diversity at this fashion show. Designers include Loom Loop, Gonats, Ika Butoni, LvO, Baysiclove Resort Wea, and Caya. 6.30-8pm. $1,000. The American Club, 28 Tai Tam Road, Tai Tam. 

APR 27
Tin Hau Festival
The birthday of Tin Hau, Chinese Goddess of the Sea is celebrated on the 23rd day of the 3rd month in the Lunar Calendar.  Vibrant and colourful celebrations including parades, marching bands and dragon dancing will be held across the 60 or so Tin Hau temples in Hong Kong.

APR 27-28
2-Day Cleanse with Heidi Poon
Join this 2-day cleanse workshop to learn how diet can impact and support yoga practice as well as physical and mental wellness. With a mindful detox flow and chakra clearing meditation to purify mind and body. Standard price $1,618. Pure Yoga, Millennium City 5, 418 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong. allnood.com

Iris Festival
Iris Festival

APR 27-28
IRIS Festival
This two-day festival which celebrates health and wellness is back for its eighth edition. Enjoy yoga, meditation, fitness, a silent disco and a kids area. Saturday, 10.30am – 9pm, Sunday, 9am – 6pm. Single Day ticket $300, Weekend ticket $450. Central Harbourfront event space.

APR 28
YOUTH ALPHA – Explore the Meaning of Life
The start of a 9-week series of interactive sessions to discuss life’s toughest questions. Each week a different topic will be discussed, such as ‘Life, is this it?’ and  ‘How can I have faith?’’. 6-8pm. Resurrection Church, Sai Kung.

APR 28
Mud Race 2019
Tackle seven muddy obstacles over a 3.5km or 6km course. Join as an individual or enter as a team. Ages 12 and up. 9am-6pm. Entry fees vary. Tai Tong Ecopark, Yuen Long. 

APR 29
Kraftwerk 3D Show
Grammy winner and electro-pop pioneers, Kraftwerk, bring their 3D show to Hong Kong. 8pm. Tickets from $680. Star Hall, Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay.