Dance the night away at Sónar electronic music festival, stuff yourself silly at Taste of Hong Kong, release your inner artist at Art Basel, and enjoy many other fun happenings in the city
Another month, and there’s more exciting happenings in the city! From yoga classes to international art shows, food festivals and more, here are the best March events that you should not miss in Hong Kong.
Don’t miss these March events
Clothes Swap Party
Have clothes that you don’t wear anymore but too good to be thrown away? Join the eicó Clothes Swap Party on 2 March, where you can bring at least five used items like shoes, accessories, clothes and books – except for underwear, of course – to swap with like-minded eco-fashion lovers.
Held in association with Forever & Again to support Box of Hope and Salvation Army, the event will offer you one token – or even two depending on the quality and brand – for each item that you bring, which you can then use to “pay” for other pre-worn or loved goods of the same amount of token. And since it’s a party, there will also be music entertainment during the event.
Clothes Swap Party, Eicó, Room B, 2/F, Evergreen Industrial Mansion, 12 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, 黄竹坑業發街12號松柏工業大廈2樓B室
IRIS: Your Escape
Calling all yogis in Hong Kong! Get ready to roll your yoga mat for IRIS: Your Escape, Hong Kong’s largest outdoor yoga and wellness festival on 3-4 March. This event’s sixth instalment will be held at the scenic Nursery Park in West Kowloon Cultural District, where there will be over 60 classes of yoga, fitness sessions, meditation workshops, arts and music, and many more fun-filled activities.
IRIS: Your Escape, Nursery Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong, p. 2659 7268, 西九文化區苗圃公園
Intro to Crystal Healing Workshop
Led by Cristina Rodenbeck, this workshop will teach you to understand more about crystals and gemstones and how they can act as conduits for natural healing energy. Hosted by Mind Body Soul Asia on 7 March at Caelum Greene, the Intro to Crystal Healing class will help you explore how the crystals work holistically to harmonise the mind, body, and emotions to increase your overall wellbeing.
Intro to Crystal Healing Workshop, Caelum Greene, G/F 90-92 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 上環荷里活道90-92號
KU DE TA takes over Taste Kitchen Hong Kong
Hong Kong foodies, get excited because Executive Chef Benjamin Cross and Head Chef Stephen Moore from KU DE TA Bali will take over the kitchen of Hong Kong’s renowned restaurant Test Kitchen from 7 to 11 March. The chefs will be curating a modern Australian-Indonesian tasting menu, consisting of abalone, school prawns, tuna, scallop, black cod, wagyu strip loin, and many more.
KU DE TA takes over Taste Kitchen Hong Kong, Test Kitchen, 158A Connaught Road West, Shop 3, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 西環西營盤干諾道西158A號地下3號舖
In light of the recent Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, Charbon Art Space will present “Documenting Myanmar”, a non-profit exhibition that showcases Burmese photographs, short films and artist-modified images revolving around the power and subjectivity of the documentary from 9 to 24 March. There will also be a talk and sharing session with curator Caroline Ha Thuc, gallery owner Lalie Choffel, and selected artists from Myanmar including Minzayar Oo and lecturer Christophe Loviny.
Documenting Myanmar, Charbon Art Space, 8/F Sing Tek Factory, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Street, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, p. 6906 2330, 香港黃竹坑道44號8樓
St Patrick’s Society Annual Ball
St Patrick’s Society, a community in Hong Kong that celebrates Irish culture, will hold an Annual Ball on 10 March at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. The evening will be filled with Irish-themed entertainments like Irish dancing and traditional Irish music performed by the five-piece band Dargle, who will fly all the way from Ireland for the special occasion. The black-tie event will also provide free-flow Guinness, sparkling and non-sparkling wine, as well as a gourmet four-course dinner.
St Patrick’s Society Annual Ball, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 香港島灣仔港灣道一號
Singles Night Junk Trip
Are you single and ready to mingle? Join Hong Kong Junks’ Singles Night Junk Trip on 10 March, where guys will go aboard one boat while the girl go on the other from Central Pier. Enjoy delicious food prepared by Nosh and the drinks at their free-flow bar before the boats finally meet and tied together, during which you can finally mingle with other guests by jumping from one boat to another and making moves on the dance floor. The night won’t stop there though, as you can still head to Rula Bula to enjoy a complimentary drink and the after-party after the boat drops you off in Central. This is one of the March events that you are not going to want to miss!
Singles Night Junk Trip, Central Pier 10, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2840 1588, 香港中環碼頭10號
Joyful Yin Yang with Live Himalayan Singing Bowls Workshop
Pure Yoga will host a joyful yin yang practice at Soundwill Plaza on 10 March, combining flow, strength and an intense stretch sequence with live Himalayan singing bowl. Led by Frankie Chan and Noy Petchwikai, the workshop is made up of 90 minutes of asana and 30 minutes of meditation with the singing bowls, which can help encourage a deeper meditative state of mind and inhibit stress or pain response.
Joyful Yin Yang with Live Himalayan Singing Bowls Workshop, Pure Yoga, 25/F Soundwill Plaza, 38 Russell Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 香港銅鑼灣羅素街38號金朝陽中心25樓
Just MMA – Hong Kong 2
Fans of mixed martial arts should not miss Just MMA – Hong Kong 2 on 16 March, which will feature an exciting line-up of Hong Kong’s best fighters including Kenny Yeung, Adrian Fok, Yeuk Hon Ng, Bernard Fung, Max Leali, Marc Guyon, and Roberto Medella. Held at Wan Chai Southorn Stadium, the event, which is Hong Kong’s only live broadcast Mixed Martial Arts Promotion, will have the best local MMA talents in Hong Kong facing rising stars from China, Singapore, France, America, Korea, Philippines, and Kazakhstan.
Just MMA, Southorn Stadium, 111 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 灣仔莊士敦道111號地下修頓場館
Fan of electronic music? Don’t miss Sónar, which will make a return to Hong Kong on 17 March. Whether you’re into hip hop, techno, or experimental electronica, there will be something for you at this event, which is often said to be the world’s best electronic music festival. The exciting line-up includes Laurent Garnier, The Black Madonna, Mouse on the Keys, Squarepusher, Floating Points, and Ms Banks.
Sónar, Hong Kong Science Park, 2 Science Park West Avenue, Sha Tin, Hong Kong, 新界沙田香港科學園
Taste of Hong Kong
One of our favourite annual March events is Taste of Hong Kong. Set against the backdrop of Victoria Harbour, the renowned gourmet festival will have its third edition from 23 to 25 March, featuring 20 restaurant pop-ups from around the city including BlackSalt, Haku, Forbidden Duck, Frantzen’s Kitchen, and New Punjab Club. There will also be exciting activities like live cooking demonstrations, music entertainments and kids’ activities. We’re hungry just thinking about this one!
Taste of Hong Kong, Central Harbourfront, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong, 中環龍和道9號海濱活動空間
Asia Contemporary Art Show
The Asia Contemporary Art Show will return to Hong Kong for its 12th edition this month from 23 to 26 March at the Conrad Hong Kong. The show will feature 2,500 artworks like original paintings, limited editions, sculpture and photography from some of the world’s most interesting and promising artists. Be on the lookout for works by Fang Zhaoling from China, Kongo from France, and Jessica Watson-Thorp from the United Arab Emirates, who are on the list of standout artists that you should check out during their Spring 2018 edition.
Asia Contemporary Art Show, Level 40-43, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, p. 2811 9015, 香港島金鐘金鐘道88號太古廣場40-43樓
Contemporary Dance Masterclass with Giselle Liu
Learn to dance from the master at Spotlight Studio, which will host a Contemporary Dance Masterclass taught by Hong Kong’s most talented contemporary dancer and choreographer Giselle Liu. Held on 24 March, the class is designated for experienced dancers who seek to take the next step in their professional development. Giselle herself has had over 20 years of dance training in all major genres and dance education for the past nine years.
Contemporary Dance Masterclass with Giselle Liu, Spotlight Studio, House of Mirage, 13A, Tung Lee Commercial Building, 91-97 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 香港上環蘇杭街91-97 號東利商業大廈13A
Art lovers, get ready to welcome Art Central as it makes a return to Hong Kong’s Central Harborfront from 26 March to 1 April. The event’s fourth edition will feature over 100 leading international galleries from across Asia and the globe, with interesting programmes of large-scale installations, cutting-edge new media, performance, talks, panel discussions and more.
Art Central, Central Harbourfront, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2174 0322, 中環龍和道9號海濱活動空間
Another art event to get excited about this month is Art Basel, which is making a return to Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 29 to 31 March. Showcasing 248 premier galleries from 32 countries and territories, the international art fair will display paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, film, video and digital artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries that provide an in-depth overview of the diversity in Asia and Asia-Pacific.
Art Basel, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 3128 8288, 香港灣仔博覽道一號香港會議展覽中心
Apartment 49 Pop-Up
One of the March events that you won’t want to miss, our favourite cult lifestyle and accessories online retailer Apartment 49 will return to Central with their pop-up shop on Wellington Street. The pop-up, which will run from 20 to 25 March at Wellington Street, will showcase their latest carefully curated range from many new and exclusive brands sourced from across the globe, which you can browse around while enjoying a cup of coffee and meeting up with friends.
Apartment 49 Pop-Up, 33 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 香港中環威靈街33號
Free Yoga Class at Discovery Bay
Stay fit this year by joining Andiappan Yoga Community’s free yoga class every Sunday, held at Discovery Bay International School. Led by Olivier Torres, the class is the community’s largest and fastest growing programme, designated for Hong Kong’s overseas worker community with almost 200 weekly participants. You can even sign up to be their volunteer teachers and assistants!
Free Yoga Class at Discovery Bay, Discovery Bay International School, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 愉景灣道愉景灣國際學校