What's On in Hong Kong: January 2019

By That's PRD, January 3, 2019

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That's PRD takes a look at the best of the month in Hong Kong:

Until Mar 16: The Beard Pictures

Image via Lehmann Maupin

Gilbert & George have made a name for themselves through the use of performative gestures and highly stylized artistic images. With The Beard Pictures, they attempt to tease out their lesser known demonic impulses, portraying their own images with large luminescent beards in strangely disarming poses.

Tue-Sat until Mar 16, 10am-7pm; free entry. Lehmann Maupin.

Jan 11-13: Peppa Pig Live

Image via Peppa Pig Live UK/Facebook

Love her or hate her, Peppa Pig is a cultural phenomenon. This show is squarely aimed at families with young ones and provides a platform for the iconic pink TV star to tease out new lessons, entertain and enlighten. At 85 minutes long, you’ll be getting your money’s worth with this one. 

Jan 11-13, 7pm (Jan 11), 11am, 2pm and 5pm (Jan 12/13); HKD295-688. Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Tickets.

Jan 12-13: #DiscoverSarawak 

Image via Pixabay

Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia and a main force in the country’s history. Join this event to find out more about the distinguished history of the region, with organizers delving into the local food, dance, arts and much more. You can stand back in awe as you watch food demos and take part in dance workshops. This event is a great way to discover Malaysia. 

Sat-Sun Jan 12-13, 11.30am-6pm; HKD60-240. Asia Society Hong Kong Center. Tickets

Jan 17-19: Marcus Brigstocke

Image via @ticketflap/Instagram

Known for making a host of appearances on British panel shows like QI and Have I Got News For You, Brigstocke is also an accomplished radio personality and, of course, a fantastic stand-up comedian. And for Richard Curtis fans, you might recognize him as the radio DJ who haplessly interviews Bill Nighy’s aging rocker in Love Actually. Catch his satirical comedic styles in Tamarind this January.

ThJan 17-19, 8/9pm; HKD388 plus HKD10 fee. Tamarind. Tickets.

Feb 1: Teenage Fanclub

Image via Teenage Fanclub/Facebook

As music fanatics, trust us when we say that the most exciting concert of next month comes in the form of cult British band Teenage Fanclub. Put on by fantastic – and brilliantly-named – promoters Yourmum, this concert provides a welcome introduction to one of the best jangle pop bands of all time. Their music carries notes of The Beach Boys, Orange Juice and The Byrds, so they must be pretty good, right?

Feb 1, 7pm; HKD490. The Vine. Tickets

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[Cover image via Teenage Fanclub/Facebook, @ticketflap/Instagram, Peppa Pig Live UK/Facebook, Lehmann Maupin]

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