August-September 2018


STAGE Endless Summer Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival 2018 (25 AUGUST) Asia’s biggest reggae and ska festival is back for another summer. Expect top acts from Asia and beyond in the line-up, with artists representing the reggae, ska, rocksteady, dub and dancehall genres. This year sees legendary New York US third-wave ska originators The Toasters performing for the first time in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Cool (13-16 SEPTEMBER) This collaboration between Hong Kong Ballet, West Kowloon Cultural District and Hong Kong Art School will feature seven world premieres, with seven Hong Kong-based choreographers pairing with local artists working in different media to create unique performances.

Summerfest (UNTIL 26 AUGUST)

Head to the Central Harbourfront Event Space to make the most of a huge programme of events (free to the public) through summer. August highlights include a ukulele festival, a food carnival and World Helicopter Day.

Summer Family Fun (UNTIL 26 AUGUST)

Grab the kids and visit Taipa Village in Macau for a Summer Family Fun weekend. A series of workshops, portrait drawings and face-painting activities will be provided by local creative and handcraft artists. Workshop and activity dates vary, so make sure to check details. Noah’s Ark 10th Anniversary Celebration (UNTIL 26 AUGUST) One of HK’s quirkier attractions is celebrating a decade of operation this summer. Noah’s Ark Hong Kong is a full-scale replica of the ark, and there will be a range of special fun and educational activities to celebrate the milestone on weekends. Louis Pearl the Amazing Bubble Man (5-9 SEPTEMBER) The Amazing Bubbleman has been thrilling audiences around the world for over 30 years with the magic, art, science and fun of bubbles. From square bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, trampoline bubbles to flying UFO bubbles and even people inside bubbles, prepare to be enthralled. Potted Potter: The Unauthorised Harry Experience (11-16 SEPTEMBER) Potted Potter condenses all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into seventy side-splitting minutes. Beginning as a five-minute entertainment for the release of the sixth book, the show has grown into a full-length stage production, even securing an Olivier Award nomination for Best Family Show.

Hong Kong Cool

Dean Alexander



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