Leisure & Pleasure: Events in Hong Kong this February

By Suchetana
Jan 29, 2018

There’s something for everyone this February. Check out our round-up of the top events happening in town next month. 

The xx events in Hong Kong

The xx, Live in Hong Kong

London-based trio The xx returns to Hong Kong after a sold out hit show in 2013. If you’re not planning on attending any of the festivals they’re known to headline around the world, best you catch them for their sound and lights show while they’re touring Asia. This month, the group celebrates a year since the release of their third studio album, I See You, and its lead single On Hold.

1 February
AsiaWorld-Expo, Cheong Wing Rd, Chek Lap Kok, Lantau Island. 7-10:30pm. HK$
720. www.thexx.info/tour

Speed Dating Run

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, popular dating app Coffee Meets Bagel presents a different kind of speed dating event for Hong Kong’s cardio-inclined denizens. Singles and couples alike are invited to “the largest dating running event in Asia”, featuring ice-breaking activities that encourage mingling. In the last 2km of the 5km run, runners must pair up to tackle a series of obstacles. Older runners are invited to join the 3km group.

11 February
Atrium Link, Science Park, 2 Science Park W Ave, Sha Tin. 9am-1pm. HK$300-$620. www.ticketflap.com/rundatefestival

Asia Horse Week

Expect a bit of horsing around at the debut of Asia Horse Week – a meet-up for Asia’s equestrian community. The event is expected to become a global forum for the industry insiders to share knowledge and expertise. The meeting unfolds at the 2018 Edition of Longines Masters of Hong Kong, the Asian leg of a series that starts at Paris and ends in New York. Don’t miss the excitement of the Longines Speed Challenge and Grand Prix; you can also sign up for seminars and conferences or check out the national pavilions.

8-11 February
AsiaWorld-Expo, Cheong Wing Rd, Chek Lap Kok, Lantau Island. 7-10:30pm. HK$
720. www.asiahorseweek.com

The 46th Hong Kong Arts Festival

Jazz. Flamenco. Chinese Opera. Ballet. The Hong Kong Arts Festival is packed with performances we’ve been waiting all year to see. Most anticipated is the Asian premiere of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, adapted for the stage by Great Britain’s National Theatre. The play, based on from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel, won five Tony Awards and seven Oliviers. If your tiny tots are tagging along, take them to the American Ballet Theatre’s Whipped Cream, designed by pop-surrealist art star Mark Ryden.

23 Februray – 24 March
Locations and schedules vary. www.hk.artsfestival.org

San Fung launches solo exhibition at Kornhill Apartments Art Gallery

Di-San Solo Exhibition

Home-grown artist San Fung is presenting his first solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Kornhill Apartments. This up-and-coming talent is already well-known for his modern, geometric reinterpretations of classical Chinese themes. The showcase, dubbed Di-San Solo Exhibition, will be displaying Fung’s colourful artworks featuring iconic motifs like the Dragon and Phoenix, as well as some of his original sketches and templates from now until mid-2018.

3/F, The Art Gallery at Kornhill Apartments