Running short of things to do in Hong Kong this week? We’ve got a few ideas, right here…
Want to join the likes of Leo on the Oscars stage? Learn the acting basics with an intensive 12-hour acting workshop hosted by the International Academy of Film and Television. You’ll learn how to act out a range of scenarios using a variety of improvisation techniques. The workshop is broken down into two sessions, each lasting six hours. Oscar glory awaits.
Date: 6 March
Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: International Academy of Film and Television, 1/F, Trust Tower, 68 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: 5808 3440
Butterboom readers get a 10% discount when they quote ‘Butterboom’ upon booking.
Crawfish Boil Street Party
The Walrus on Staunton Street is hosting an American-themed backyard party featuring live country music, a 20-foot-long table of seafood and grilled meats, and some dance lessons. Tickets start from HKD$328 and includes a tray of boiled crawfish, three oysters and one drink. We can already feel a food coma coming on.
Date: 5 March
Time: 4 – 7pm
Location: 64 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong.
Price: $328 for one ticket or $598 for 2 tickets
Tel: 9862 8031
India By The Bay
Learn all about this cosmopolitan country and its culture at the India By The Bay festival. See some classical and contemporary music performances, enjoy traditional Indian food, discover Indian literature, dance and much more.
Date: 24 February – 1 March
Time: Various times
Location: Various locations across Hong Kong
Price: From HKD$150
Iris Yoga Festival
Practice your ‘oms’ at the Iris Yoga Festival at West Kowloon Cultural District. Different yoga sessions will run throughout day and vendors will be on site selling pressed juices, active wear, beauty products and health foods. Don’t forget to bring your own yoga mat and register on iris.
Date: 5 March
Time: 10am – 10pm
Location: West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.
Tel: 5968 3131
Jazz Dance Workshop
Grab your dancing shoes and practice your jazz hands at this two-hour workshop. You’ll learn a complete dance routine with elements of modern and contemporary dance. The best part? You’ll be working on toning your body at the same time.
Date: 6 March
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: Lockhart Rd, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
John Grant Live in Hong Kong
American singer-songwriter John Grant has earned a reputation in the music world for his electro-pop tunes and will be performing in Kowloon Bay this month. Grant was nominated for Best International Male Solo Artist at the 2014 Brit Awards, and has collaborations with Sinead O’Connor and Elton John under his belt, so expectations for an unforgettable performance are high.
Date: 6 March
Time: 8 – 10.30pm
Location: G/F, Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, 1 Trademart Drive,
Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong.
Tel: 2620 2222
King and Country
One for literary and thespian types: io commemorate the 400th year of Shakespeare’s death, The Royal Shakespeare Company from England will play a trilogy of selected King Henry plays. It’s a thrilling and intense masterpiece sure to leave you lost in the story, whether you’ve seen it before or are a Shakespeare newbie.
Date: 4-13 March
Time: 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Location: Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Price: From HKD$200
Tel: 2584 8500
Next Destination: Hong Kong
This month, Sotheby’s will present an exhibition focusing on Hong Kong contemporary art that runs through to 10 March. Local collector William Lim, who has one of the most extensive private collections of Hong Kong art, has curated works from 16 local artists, while the rest of the collection has been hand-picked by the team at Sotheby’s. If you love what you see (and have some spare cash from this month’s paycheck), some of the works will also be up for auction.
Date: 24 February – 10 March
Time: Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 11am – 5pm
Location: Sotheby Gallery, 5/FM One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong.
Tel: 2524 8121
Warhol and Friends
Can’t get enough of free art in Hong Kong? Neither can we. Tanya Baxter Contemporary gallery is popping up in Yan Gallery this month, with an exhibition of contemporary work and post-war pieces from artists like Andy Warhol, Tracey Emin, Ju Ming, Francis Bacon, Marc Quinn and Zhao Kailin.
Date: 24 February – 16 March
Time: 10.30am – 6.30 pm (appointment only on Sunday)
Location: Yan Gallery, 1 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong.
Tel: 2139 2345