Today’s best events
Be moved by cinematic works of art that touch upon issues of prejudice and discrimination at Asia’s oldest LGBT-friendly film festival. Screening films fresh from the international film festival circuit, including Taiwanese drama Bao Bao and Ellen Page vehicle My Days of Mercy. Be inspired by these touching cinematic stories and do your bit to promote acceptance of different sexual orientations in Hong Kong.
Watch out, there's a serial killer on the loose. Touted as one of the city's best (or worst) kept undercover cultural events, the wildly successful Secret Theatre project returns to Hong Kong this September. Ticketholders can expect one-of-a-kind immersive storytelling, site-specific set designs and roaming characters at this exciting sho, along with a scrumptious pre or post-theatre dinner option at Aaharn. As the location of this year’s production won’t be revealed until the purchase of your ticket, you’ve got to pay out to find out!
The popular Japanese animation powerhouse, Studio Ghibli, is back in Hong Kong as part of The World of Studio Ghibli’s Animation interactive world tour. The studio will bring to life classic scenes from eight fan favourite films: My Neighbour Totoro, Castle in the Sky, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, Pom Poko, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle, in 3D installations, with hand-painted walls and floors for the full Ghibli experience. For those wanting to bring home some memorabilia, you can even pick up Studio Ghibli merch as well as Hong Kong-exclusive Ghibli items. Grab your tickets now!
An adaptation of the beloved book by Roald Dahl, Matilda follows the story of a 5-year-old girl who loves reading and learning. Suppressed by her TV-obsessed parents who pay her little attention, and challenged by her tyrannous headmistress Miss Trunchbull, the titular character finds solace in the library in a world of her imagination and creation and finds a bond with her class teacher Miss Honey. The production features an original score by Olivier Award winner Tim Minchin, as well as Tony Award-winning playwright Dennis Kelly and director Matthew Warchus at the helm, it’s no surprise why the show is one of the most successful British musicals of modern times.