If you like art, markets and pushing your body to the limits, you’re in luck this month. On the flipside, if you crave international concerts, you’ll be waiting a bit longer.

Here’s a quick look at the main entertainment events taking place across the city!

Soho Market Pop-Up, Sunday and Monday

May 1st and 2nd, 12-8pm

Go out and browse amongst the earth-themed handicrafts, jewelry and a wide-range of home-made items created by local city businesses.
The market also pops up on subsequent weekends to June.

Where: D-Park, Atrium, L1, 398 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan
Entry: Free

Coral Fish Feeding and Glamping

May 1st-31st, daily, check website for times

Photo by Ocean Park

Now that Ocean Park has reopened, the Grand Aquarium is the site for daily feeding sessions with the thousands of fish that are located there. Professional animal caretakers will also provide plenty of details about coral and marine life conservation as well. At the same time, go the whole hog with a special on-site all-day and night glamping experience. In Cantonese, supplemented by English.

Where: Ocean Park
Tickets: Various prices

Unexpected Beauty

May 1st-2nd, 10am-7pm

Photo by Unexpected Beauty

Photographers and artists from across the city and around the region highlight “unexpected beauty”, an invitation to look at things and people around us with different eyes. Discover works of beauty by such photographers as Dickie Suzuki, with all proceeds going towards the Children of Mekong’s mission to offer opportunities to underprivileged children in Southeast Asia.
Where: La Galerie Paris 1839, 74 Hollywood Road, Central
Entry: Free

Secrets Of The Universe 3D

May 1st-31st, daily, check website for times

The 3D Omnimax dome Show “Secrets of the Universe 3D” immerses you in a journey guided by some of the most brilliant minds to seek the answer to the greatest mysteries of our time – how did the Universe originate and evolve into its present state?
Where: Hong Kong Space Museum, TST
Tickets: $HK24-32

Sea Lions

May 1st-31st, daily, check website for times

The Omnimax show tells a coming-of-age tale about Otto, an endangered sea lion, as he meets humpback whales, cuttlefish, great white shark and a special Marine Park Ranger who wants to save the species.
Where: Hong Kong Space Museum, TST
Tickets: $HK24-32

Peel Street Poetry and Social Room

Every Monday evening throughout May, 7:30pm-10pm

Show off your writing and poetry chops in front of your eager peers at this weekly event. Drink specials are likely to be involved.

Where: 3/F, Won Hing Building, 74-78 Stanley Street, Central
Entry: Free

Dance With Style

Every Sunday and Tuesday throughout May, various times (check website)

Whether you’ve never gotten your groove on or can put on the moves that would amaze John Travolta, there’s a class for you. Get your salsa on but be sure to wear a mask!

Where: Room 502, 5th Floor, Wah Hing Commercial Building, 279-283 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai
Link: Official website

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra: Sounds Of The Sea

May 6th-7th, 8pm

Taavi Oramo conducts this special Philharmonic performance featuring Megan Starling on flute and Dan Yu on harp. Expect water-themed selections by Sibelius, Debussy, Takemitsu and the infamous John Williams’ penned Suite from Jaws.

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Center, TST
Link: Official website
Tickets: $HK220-420

Unlock Dancing Plaza Limited

May 6th-9th, shows at 2:30pm and 6:45pm

A unique annual performance by this dance group. They call it a space with free access to six different worlds. You can sample and savour it, or nip and skip.
Where: Unit 12, Cattle Depot, Kowloon
Link: Official website
Tickets: $HK220 (with discounts for senior citizens and those with disabilities)

Hyangmok Baik: “I Know What You Did Last Summer” Art Exhibition

Until May 7th

The South Korean artist unveils more of his utopian narrative as he explores happiness and possibilities through his series of paintings.
Where: Over The Influence, G/F & 1/F, 159 Hollywood Road, Central, P: 2617-9829, 11am-7pm.
Entry: Free

One Day Yoga Retreat

May 7th, 9am-5pm

Mindful movement, breathing, plenty of time to practice and a vegetarian lunch. It’s a one day yoga retreat by the beach — the perfect way to get back in touch with nature.
Where: Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island
Tickets: $1,400
Link: Official website

Sai Kung 50

May 14th and 15th, 6am

Photo by Action Asia

Action Asia Events resume their epic and eagerly anticipated races with a full slate on May 14th and 15th. May 14th will include 13 kilometer, 35K and 50K races. The race on May 15th will consist of 22 kilometers. NOTE: Visit their website for full details and requirements to participate.
Where: Pak Tam Chung Picnic Park, Sai Kung
Tickets: $290-820
Link: Official website

“It’s Time For Plan B”

Through May 13th

Artist b. wing makes her city debut as she sets her sights on the dreary COVID scenario through her unique, inimitable characters that offer a glimmer of optimism and hope.
Where: JPS Art Gallery, Shop 218-219, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central
Entry: Free

The Open Couple

May 11th-14th, 8pm

The Hong Kong Repertory Theater unveil their latest English farce about a man who persuades his suicidal wife that an open marriage is best. Just watch as the tables turn…
Where: Sheung Wan Civic Center, 345 Queen’s Road, Central
Tickets: $250
Link: Official website

HKIFF Cine Fan, Various Films

May 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, Various times

Greek director Theo Angelopoulos, acclaimed Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski and the politically charged films of Costa-Graves are the focus of this special HKIFF Cinefan Programme, which will showcase various directors and themes throughout the summer.
Where: Various Venues
Tickets: HK$75
Link: Official website

Meet Keigo’s Family

Through May 18th, 11am-8pm

Japanese artist Keigo only started drawing a decade ago, but he’s sure made up for it. The Instagram favorite is showcasing 90 of his prints at this exhibition (several hand-signed) out of a collection that encompasses more than 3,000 unique and humorous illustrations.
Where: Shout Art Hub & Gallery, Shop 109-112, Hysan Place, Causeway Bay
Entry: Free

Qigong Movement with Bernard Kwan

May 14th, 9:45am

Mr. Bernard Kwan will lead you through basic Qigong movements and controlled breathings to raise awareness of your own sensitivity to energy.
Where: Asia Society, Admiralty
Link: Official website, or call 2103-9503

“Sunshine Of My Life” Charity Film Screening

May 14th and 28th

Film about the love-hate relationship between a young woman (Karena Ng) and her blind parents. The story is based on the director’s own family life.
Where: The Metroplex, Kowloon Bay, Time to be confirmed
Donations are $300 and $500, with all proceeds going to the Arts with Disabled Association Hong Kong
Link: Official website

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Opens May 19th

Photo by Everything Everywhere

Michelle Yeoh returns to local screens in this offbeat Hollywood film about an unlikely hero who must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse.
Where: In cinemas across the city

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra: BBC Blue Planet II Live

May 20th-21st, 3pm and 8pm

Stunning onscreen visuals from the television series which highlight the natural wonders of our planet, all accompanied by a Hans Zimmer, David Fleming and Jacob Shea musical score. Joshua Tan conducts with narration by Christopher Moyse.
Where: Hong Kong Cultural Center, TST
Tickets: $HK280-480 (with discounts)
Link: http://www.hkphil.org

Goodman Healthy Hike & Run

May 22nd, 7:30am

Various Action Asia races continue, ue ranging from the light 5KM run to the intermediate 13KM and the 19KM for experienced trail enthusiasts. An opportunity to bring the family out for a light run amongst beautiful Hong Kong scenery. NOTE: Important terms and conditions apply.
Where: Tai Lam, New Territories
Fee: $HK300-365
Link: Official website

Hung Ka Po Cantonese Opera Gallery

May 30th-31st, 7:30pm

Experience the uniqueness of Cantonese opera in this special outdoor performance.
Where: Ko Shan Theater, Kowloon
Tickets: $160-360 (with discounts)
Link: https://ticket.urbtix.hk

Recovery, Resilience, Resurgence: Thirty Years of Hong Kong Photographs, 1940s to 1970s

Daily, until June 6th

Spotlighting over 80 photographs by Hedda Morrison, Lee Fook Chee and Brian Brake, this photography exhibition traces Hong Kong’s history over a span of three decades of great change, from the 1940s to the 1970s.
Where: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Admiralty, P: 2103-9511
Link: Official website
Entry: Free

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