Cheer for your favourite rugby teams at Hong Kong Sevens, sing along to local indie bands at The Week Music Festival, taste premium whisky during Hong Kong Whisky Festival, and enjoy fun happenings across the city in April
From international restaurant and bar pop ups to world class theatre performances and music festivals, we never run of things to do in Hong Kong. April is no exception with Hong Kong Sevens, whisky festivals and load of other events happening across the city, so check out these things to do in April.
Things to do in April
Hong Kong Sevens
Of all the things to do in April, rugby fans should not miss the upcoming Hong Kong Sevens. Named the premier tournament on the World Rugby Sevens Series competition, the event will bring 28 rugby teams from across the globe to Hong Kong Stadium from 6 to 8 April. The competition will be kicked off with a concert featuring English reggae and pop band UB40 on 5 April at Queen Elizabeth Stadium, and outside the stadium, your whole family can still experience the fun atmosphere of the competition at Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay from 24 March to 8 April.
Hong Kong Sevens, Hong Kong Stadium, 55 Eastern Hospital Road, So Kon Po, Hong Kong, 香港掃桿埔東院道55號香港大球場
Free Yoga Class at Pier 10
Staying fit doesn’t have to hurt the wallet, especially when there’s a free yoga class held every Sunday at Pier 10 in Central at 8.30-9.30 am. Held by Andiappan Yoga Community for Hong Kong’s overseas worker community, the session is led by Louise Vas and has almost 200 weekly participants. All of the instructors are certified by the International Yoga Academy, and if you’ve always been passionate with yoga, you can even sign up to get trained and become one of their volunteer teachers and assistants.
Free Yoga Class at Pier 10, Central, Hong Kong, 香港中環碼頭10號
Little Thunder #ME Book Release Exhibition
Are you a fan of the works of internationally-renowned Hong Kong illustrator Little Thunder? Well if you’re looking for things to do April, don’t miss the book release exhibition of her new comic art book called #ME, which features portraits and stories of 44 unique girls and each of their own little secrets. All drawn in watercolour, the exhibition will run until 11 April at Still House Haven, and we can’t wait!
Little Thunder #ME Book Release Exhibition, Still House HAVEN, 25 Haven Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 銅鑼灣希雲街25號地下
Mesto at Bungalow
Dance the night away on 12 April at Bungalow, where the uprising Dutch DJ Mesto will be performing for one night only. If you’re stuck on things to do in April, don’t miss the chance to catch the debut show of the 18-year-old DJ and producer, who is known for his releases such as Chances feat. Brielle Von Hugel and Martin Garrix – Bouncybob (feat. Justin Mylo and Mesto), and Martin Garrix – Wieee.
Mesto at Bungalow, G/F The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 中環雲咸街60號中央廣場地下
Hong Kong Whisky Festival
Whisky connoisseurs should not miss Hong Kong Whisky Festival, which will return for the third time on 14 April. Held at InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong in collaboration with Tiffany’s New York Bar, the festival will feature over 500 different expressions from more than 120 brands and 20 master classes hosted by diverse brand ambassadors.
Hong Kong Whisky Festival, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 九龍尖沙咀東部麽地道70號香港海景嘉福洲際酒店
The Week Hong Kong
If you’re looking for things to do in April, then you can not miss The Week Hong Kong. Discover and celebrate the best of Hong Kong’s local indie music at The Week Hong Kong. Featuring 20 local acts, the festival is held for seven days at seven different venues with seven unique line-ups which are Hong Kong Showcase Night on 15 April, World Music Night on 16 April, Hip Hop Night with Mastamic as headliner on 17 April, Metal Night on 18 April, Prog Rock Night with Life Was All Silence as headliner on 19 April, Girls Night with GDJYB as headliner on 20 April, and Soul Funk Night on 21 April.
The Week Hong Kong, venues to be confirmed.
Haku x Kaviari
Haku will present its fourth collaboration dinner of the year with world-renowned caviar house Kaviari. Held on 18 April, the exclusive dinner is priced at HKD 2,500++ per guest, featuring an eight-course degustation menu by Executive Chef Agustin Balbi that includes White Asparagus with Usura Tamago and Kristal Caviar; King Crab with Daikon, Shiso, and Caviar; and Mochida Tomato with Amaou Ichigo and Granita. Sounds like heaven.
Haku x Kaviari, Haku Hong Kong, Shop OT G04B, Ground Floor, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2115 9965, 尖沙咀廣東道海港城海運大廈地下OTG04號舖
The Magic of Alternative Therapies
Did you know that your own olfactory system can boost your energy and help you achieve harmony? Learn more about this through The Magic of Alternative Therapies workshop by Sunita Teckland at Balance Health on 19 April, where she will share how Clinical Aromatherapy, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Clinical Reflexology, and Regression sessions can help eliminate health and emotional issues.
The Magic of Alternative Therapies, Balance Health – Holistic Health Clinic, 27/F, Universal Trade Center, 3 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, 中環亞畢諾道3號環貿中心
Mineral Therapy & Dr. Schuessler Tissue Salts Seminar
Learn more about the Mineral Therapy & Dr. Schuessler Tissue Salts from Dr. Alex Sutton, Chairman of the Institute of Biochemic Medicine, who will share about the affordable natural treatment method at Ka Wah Bank Centre on 19 April. Internationally acclaimed expert on the subject of Dr. Schuessler’s Biochemic Therapy, Dr. Alex Sutton will teach you how to correct the mineral deficiency and hence resolving health issues through the use of essential minerals. You can also see how he demonstrates Facial Diagnostics to identify mineral deficiencies. This is on our list of top things to do in April.
Mineral Therapy & Dr. Schuessler Tissue Salts Seminar, Room 401, Ka Wah Bank Centre, 232 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 上環德輔道中232號嘉華銀行中心401號室
Rockstars Anonymous Live
Fans of rock music should head to The 50’s Bar & Restaurant on 20 April, where the Hong Kong-based rock band Rockstars Anonymous will perform live. The show will play hits from Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, and many other famous rock artists that will surely bring you back to the golden era in the 80s.
Rockstars Anonymous Live, The 50’s Bar & Restaurant, 9/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Road East, Hong Kong, 灣仔皇后大道東202號QRE Plaza 9樓
Wonder Women Stand-up Comedy by Neeti Palta and Sumukhi Suresh
Being serious all the time can be pretty tiring, so why not unwind with some funny stories? Get entertained and have a good laugh during top Indian comedians Neeti Palta and Sumukhi Suresh’s stand-up comedy performance on 25 April. Held at Hong Kong Arts Center, the performance is themed Wonder Women as it brings two of the very few successful female comedians in the Indian stand-up comedy scene together. This looks like one of the funniest things to do in April.
Wonder Women Stand-up Comedy by Neeti Palta and Sumukhi Suresh, Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 香港島灣仔港灣道2號
Anzac Day at The Races
25 April marks the Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand, and while we may not have Anzac Day in Hong Kong, we can still celebrate the national day by spending the day at the races. Join the other members of Australian Association of Hong Kong in a Private Members Box at Happy Valley Racecourse and enjoy a premium buffet dinner and drinks while you place your bet on the horses and watch them make their way to the finish line.
Anzac Day at The Races, Box B704, 7th Floor, Happy Valley Stand, Happy Valley Racecourse, Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, 跑馬地馬場快活看台7樓
Metal Yacht Golf Hong Kong
Love golf and yachting? Get the best of both worlds at 2018 Metal Yacht Golf Hong Kong on 26-27 April. Held by Premier Live and M Yachts, the two-day event will begin with a round of “traditional golf” at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, followed by a series of golfing challenges around Hong Kong. Golfers will be challenged with shots to floating greens and longest drives from specially built tee-boxed on the swim decks of each 100ft yacht. Who knows you could be the winner who get to enjoy a trip to the world’s most exclusive golf pro-am The Necker Open with Sir Richard Branson.
Metal Yacht Golf Hong Kong, 139 Tai Au Mun Road, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, 香港新界清水灣大坳門路139號
Brush Lettering Workshop for Beginners with Jeremy Tow
Want things to do in April that harness your artistic side? Unleash your creativity by joining the Brush Lettering Workshop with calligraphy artist Jeremy Tow at Campfire Creative on 28 April. Designed for beginners, the class will teach you about the different kinds of brush pens and the basic alphabet strokes. Upon finishing the workshop, participants can also bring home Jeremy’s pick of brush lettering pens, high-grade lettering paper, and personalised mug.
Brush Lettering Workshop for Beginners with Jeremy Tow, Campfire Creative, 5/F Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong, 黃竹坑黃竹坑道42號利美中心5樓
Photography Masterclass with Olivia Arthur and Bieke Depoorter
Want to develop your personal photography projects? Join the two-day Masterclass with Magnum Photos photographers Olivia Arthur and Bieke Depoorter from 28-29 April at University Museum and Art Gallery, where you will get a rare opportunity to refine your photographic practice and sense of authorship. After joining sessions that range from presentations, portfolio critiques, peer-to-peer discussions, and an overnight shooting assignment, you will produce a new work and have it showcased upon the completion of the class. As part of the event, both Magnum photographers will also lead a public talk on 28 April at UMAG Drake Gallery.
Photography Masterclass with Olivia Arthur and Bieke Depoorter, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, 90 Bonham Road, Hong Kong, 薄扶林般咸道90號
Looking for more things to do in April in Hong Kong? Explore abandoned Hakka villages in the New territories, go camping in Tap Mun or discover these markets in Kowloon.