What’s On in Sai Kung March 2017

Art month is officially in full swing! Hong Kong Arts Festival ends on the 18th, but don’t fret — Art Basel and the Asia Contemporary Art Show are just around the corner, along with International Women’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day!

MAR 1-9
Suits for Success
Donate your (gently used) work attire to help young people and those in need who require professional clothes to attend job interviews. Donate your suits at PURE Yoga and Fitness Centres or email suitsforsuccesshk@gmail.com for details.

Kidz Night Out
Held from 5.30-8.30pm, Kidz Night Out aims to provide an educational experience for children, where they can learn, build and play with LEGO. Pizza and drinks are included. $300 per child or $250 for current students. Book your spot by calling 2791 0007. For more information visit bricks4kidz.com.hk/saikung

Hansel & Gretel
A living diorama of spectacle, song and puppets, inspired by the classic fairytale opera by Engelbert Humperdinck. Tickets from $150 from www.ticketflap.com

The HKU Black Box, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

MAR 4-17
Science Alive 2017
To encourage students’ participation in STEM education, Science Alive will be returning to Hong Kong with over 50 educational activities and workshops. The festival will explore a range of topics including the earth, energy, dinosaurs, and more. For more information visit www.britishcouncil.hk

Hong Kong Science Museum

MAR 5 &12
The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC) presents a 21st-Century re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein. Tickets from $150 at www.urbtix.hk.

Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre

MAR 6-17
Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival
Young Readers
Encourage children to discover the joy of reading with a series of workshops, readings and even a chance to meet some of their favourite authors. Visit youngreadersfestival.org for programme details.

MAR 7, 14, 21, 28
Cantonese Slang Class
Learn Cantonese slang from Sai Kung resident, Kristy Lau. Holding informal Cantonese classes in Sai Kung, she will teach you a range of informal phrases for work, social situations and living in Hong Kong. 10-11am, $450 per person for four classes. To register, contact Kristy 6377 5567.

Steamers, 66 Yi Chun Street, Sai Kung

International Women’s Day
Head to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum for a series of events to celebrate women’s contribution to one of Hong Kong’s oldest and most important sectors: seafaring. Secondary schools across Hong Kong are invited to participate in interactive careers workshops with women who currently work in the maritime industries. An evening lecture, “Women at Sea: Conversation with Women Seafarers”, is open to the public (6:30-8pm). RSVP required for both events. Interested schools and members of the public should contact education@hkmaritimemuseum.org

MAR 8-12
Hong Kong T20 Blitz
The world’s best T20 players join forces with the best local players in this five-team tournament. The Kowloon Cantons will be hoping to regain their crown. Tickets start from $90 at www.ticketflap.com. Visit www.hkcricket.org for more details.

Mission Road Cricket Ground, 15 Tin Kwong Road, Ho Man Tin

Pop up shop
Casa Pop Up
A range of Sai Kung businesses showcasing their products including Gifts in a Tin, Not Only Olives, Ladies Who Lunch Dresses, Small Print and more. Coffee and prosecco will be served for all shoppers. 11am-4pm. For more details, email Claire Brownless at 6100 0253.

Cena, Sai Kung Square

MAR 10-19
Hong Kong Flower Show
Hong Kong Flower Show
Roses take centre stage during this year’s show titled ‘Blossoms of Love’. Professional horticulturalists will showcase their blooms and commercial stalls will sell flowers and gardening products. Admission is $14, open from 9am until late.

Victoria Park, Causeway Bay

MAR 11
CWS City Challenge
CWS City Challeng
A fundraising challenge that lets you explore Hong Kong’s hidden gems. In its 5th edition, teams of two to five people must pass through 30 checkpoints across three separate categories in three hours. Funds raised will help towards improving the Government education system in Nepal. Yau Tsim Mong District of Kowloon. 2-5pm, entry fee $300 per person, register before March 7. For more information, visit www.cwshk.org

MAR 11-12
Freespace Happening
The final free weekend festival of the season at the West Kowloon Cultural District sees two days of live music, market stalls and even camping under the stars. Free, www.westkowloon.hk

Nursery Park, West Kowloon Cultural District

MAR 11-12
ALTN8 Music Festival
Indoor electronic music festival ALTN8 is coming to Hong Kong for the first time. Spread over eight venues across the city, there will be over 30 international and local artists including British bass musicians GotSome, Preditah and German artists Stephan Bodzin. Tickets are $480 from www.ticketflap.com

MAR 16-19
Taste of Hong Kong
Taste of Hong Kong
A food lover’s paradise. Sample signature dishes from some of Hong Kong’s top restaurants and artisan producers at the festival. For more information, visit hongkong.tastefestivals.com

Central Harbourfront

Hong Kong Arts Festival
The 45th Hong Kong Arts Festival will showcase over 150 performances and over 250 special activities. This year will showcase two trilogies – HKAF commissioned and produced, A Floating Family and New York’s Public Theatre, The Gabriels. Visit www.hk.artsfestival.org for more information.

MAR 19
Hebe Haven Sailing Centre Open Day
Children and adults can enjoy sailing demonstrations and workshops. Food stalls and face painting for the kids. Free. 10-5pm. For more information, email sailadmin@hhyc.org.hk

MAR 19
Sai Kung Sunday Market
Browse through over 60 stalls of food vendors and artisans at this well-established indoor market. Children can enjoy face painting and cuddles with adorable puppies, while you eat, browse and shop. 11am-5pm.

Hong Kong Academy, 33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung

MAR 24-26
HK Ballet: Coppelia
With exquisite costumes and set designs, follow the story of a mysterious inventor, his life-sized doll and an inquisitive young group in comic ballet, Coppelia. Tickets are $100 from www.urbtix.hk

Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium

MAR 25
3-Legged Charity Walk
Held at the Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club, participants will walk in a 3-legged manner. Christian Action’s fifth charity walk raises funds for child welfare services in Qinghai. There will be African drumming, ethnic music and dance performances, green and upcycling workshops, and more. 9am-2pm. Register before March 10 at www.christian-action.org.hk

MAR 25
Sai Kung Saturday Hash House Harriers
Join the monthly hare around the Sai Kung countryside. Child and dog-friendly, starts at 4pm. Details at sites.google.com/site/saikungsaturdayh3

MAR 26
Mother’s Day (UK)
Arrange some flowers and send her a card!

Celebrate art month

MAR 17-20
Asia Contemporary Art Show
Asia Contemporary Art Show
In its 10th edition, the show will allow collectors and buyers to browse and buy original paintings, limited edition, sculpture and photography pieces. There are two new features to this year’s event, China Perspectives and Artist Projects. Tickets can be purchased from asiacontemporaryart.com

MAR 18
Landscapes of the Mind
Showcasing prints of local artist Tamera Bedford at H Studio Gallery with sushi and sake to pair. Exhibition finishes March 30. Artist reception on the 18th from 6-8.30pm. RSVP to Helen Boyd 9123 8664.

1/1 Wan King Path, Sai Kung

MAR 20
Art Gallery Night
Galleries of The Hong Kong Art Gallery Association will welcome visitors from 6pm-8pm in celebration of the city’s art events. Participating galleries will extend their opening hours and host special events and performances with cocktail reception. Free, no tickets or registration required. To see a full list of participating galleries, visit www.hk-aga.org

MAR 21-25
Art Central
Art Central returns to Central Harbourfront for its third edition, featuring over 100 leading international galleries. Large-scale installations, performances, talks and panel discussions await Hong Kong’s growing art community. Tickets start from $230 from www.ticketflap.com

MAR 22, 23-26, 27
Gum Trees – Retrospective
Through photography, oil painting and drawing, Sai Kung-based Narelle Cridland explores her identity as an Australian expat living in Hong Kong in her upcoming exhibition. Opening evening on March 22. Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, 7A Kennedy Road, Central, 9808 9940.

MAR 23-25
Art Basel
Premier international art extravaganza returns for its fifth edition. With 242 galleries from 34 countries and territories, the fair will include large-scale sculptural installations and Art Basel Miami Beach’s Kabinett, a specially curated project with thematic group exhibitions, installations, collections of historical art material. Tickets range from $250-$650 and available from hkticketing.com or call 3128 8288.

MAR 24
Art Brunch
Haven’t had enough art for one month yet? Art Brunch extends the fun and invites visitors to a morning of art and cultural events. Around 40 galleries will open their doors to early risers. Free, no tickets or registration required. 9am-12pm. To see a full list of participating galleries, visit www.hk-aga.org