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What's On HKG: Affordable Art Fair 2024, Padel Tour 2024 & More! May 14-20

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Hong Kong is bustling with a rich tapestry of events this May, catering to a diverse range of interests from contemporary art and bespoke weddings to culinary delights and innovative sports experiences. The city is set to host several notable events at prominent venues, showcasing everything from affordable art and luxury weddings to unique sports and culinary events. Whether you are an art aficionado, a couple planning your nuptials, a sports enthusiast, or a food lover, Hong Kong offers an engaging lineup that promises memorable experiences. Engage with local and international artists, explore bridal trends against a picturesque harbour backdrop, or participate in an exhilarating padel tournament right in the heart of the city.

1. Affordable Art Fair at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre in Wan Chai

Affordable Art Fair 2024
Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2024

The most-awaited Affordable Art Fair is returning to Hong Kong! Happening from May 16-19 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the fair will feature thousands of artworks priced under HK$100,000. Explore contemporary art through exhibitions, live painting sessions, workshops, and more. Don't miss their new add-on activities, including personalised art consultancy, a children's art tour, and a speakeasy bar experience. Various exhibits to look forward to include the performance art “Chrysalis,” the “Season’s Change” installation by Ewan David Eason, and the “Ink Flows” exhibit by five selected Chinese artists.

2. 2024 Wedding Showcase at Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour in North Point

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Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour

Discover your dream wedding setting at the Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong's 2024 Wedding Showcase on May 18. Set against the stunning backdrop of Victoria Harbour, this premier event offers an exceptional opportunity to explore various wedding venues, enjoy free-flow drinks and canapés, and witness elegant bridal fashion runway shows. Engage with top wedding vendors offering exclusive deals, including a special HK$5,000 F&B voucher for bookings made at the event. The first 30 registered couples will receive a complimentary gift set valued at HK$444.

3. Navigating Cross-Cultural Competency at Exchange Square in Central

Exchange Square
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Join the essential workshop, "Navigating Cross-Cultural Competency," on May 20 at Two Exchange Square in Central from 12:30-2 PM. This interactive session, organized by Encompass HK, is designed to equip professionals with the necessary skills to effectively communicate and collaborate in diverse environments. The workshop will feature engaging discussions, practical activities, and insights from DEI experts Fern Ngai and Benita Chick.

4. Monica Vinader x Fei Collection Launch at New Town Plaza in Sha Tin

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Join the exclusive celebration at Monica Vinader's boutique in New Town Plaza, Sha Tin, on 16 May from 5-8 PM. This Sip, Shop and Style event heralds the launch of the Monica Vinader x Fei collection, a collaboration with renowned musician, actress, and style icon, Fei. Inspired by a deep connection with the moon, this collaboration features 12 unique celestial-themed jewellery styles that captivate the imagination with their elegance and originality.

5. Padel Tour 2024 in Tai Koo Place

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Tai Koo Place

Taikoo Place, in collaboration with sportswear giant adidas and Hong Kong’s leading padel club, PADEL+, is excited to launch PROJECT AFTER 6: Padel Tour 2024. From May 10 to July 19, this innovative event will be hosted at One Island East, transforming its iconic fountain area next to Taikoo Park into a professional full-scale padel court. This initiative is the first of its kind to introduce a professional padel court inside a Global Business District and the only one available in downtown Hong Kong.

6. Flat Iron Deluxe at Southside Ovolo in Wong Chuk Hang

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Flat Iron

Flat Iron introduces its latest dining concept, "Flat Iron Deluxe," launching on May 15 at Southside by Ovolo in Wong Chuk Hang. This innovative promotion is a collaboration between Johnny Glover and Executive Chef Aarik Persaud, known for their ventures such as Steak King and Macelle. Flat Iron Deluxe promises a menu packed with international comfort food that redefines the local dining scene with value-driven offerings.

7. LOVETRAIN2020 in Kwai Chung

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Website/French May

Experience the vibrant spirit of the 1980s with LOVETRAIN2020, a choreographic masterpiece by Emanuel Gat Dance, showcased at Kwai Tsing Theatre on May 18 at 8 PM and May 19 at 3 PM. This contemporary 'musical' for twelve dancers resonates with the epic grooves of the iconic pop-synth duo Tears for Fears, featuring timeless hits such as "Mad World," "Shout," and "Everybody Wants to Rule the World."

8. Posso's Duetto Dinner Series with Chef Rania Haotum in Sheung Wan

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Discover the culinary delights of the Duetto Dinners at Posso on May 14-15, with two sessions available each evening at 6 PM and 8 PM. Priced at $950 per person, this series showcases the creative collaboration between Chef Max Wong from Posso and Chef Rania Hatoum of RH Fine Dining and Tarte by RH. Start the evening with a selection of Chef Rania’s renowned Tartes, adorned with luxury ingredients such as Matsuba crab caviar and ikura.

9. Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Cheung Chau Bun Festival
Website/Discover Hong Kong

Don't miss the chance to enjoy traditional vegetarian foods and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Cheung Chau during the Cheung Chau Bun Festival until May 16. Known as the "Da Jiu" festival, it draws visitors worldwide and features the iconic Bun Towers, a lively Parade with Children's Floats, and the thrilling Bun Tower Climbing competition.

10. Happy French Wednesday at the HKJC Happy Valley Racecourse

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Happy Wednesday

A collaboration between the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the French May Arts Festival and French GourMay Food and Wine festival, Happy French Wednesday promises to be the ultimate celebration of French art and culture and invites racegoers to experience the best of the country, from its delectable cuisine and exquisite wines to its captivating history and cherished cultural traditions.

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