From a circus extravaganza to a jazz marathon and major rugby action in Hong Kong, April is packed with artistic and athletic interest


When: April 3

Where: KITEC

What: The Los Angeles-based indie group behind hits like ILYSB and Super Far makes its second visit to the city in eight months.

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2. Hong Kong Sevens

When: April 6-8

Where: Hong Kong Stadium 

What: This highlight of the international sporting calendar brings 28 of the world’s top teams—and a raucous crowd of 120,000 rugby fans—to the city.

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3. Puccini’s Tosca

When: April 7

Where: Various venues

What: Giacomo Puccini’s opera of jealousy, romance and tragedy gets a ravishing update in David McVicar’s new production, screened as part of The Met: Live in HD series.

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4. Midori & Eschenbach

When: April 10

Where: Cultural Centre

What: Violinist Midori plays Leonard Bernstein, Dvořák and Isang Yun with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Tongyeong Festival Orchestra under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach.

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5. Hong Kong Film Awards

When: April 15

Where: Cultural Centre

What: Local screen legends, including nominees Andy Lau and Sylvia Chang, celebrate the year’s best in Hong Kong filmmaking at the awards presentation ceremony. 

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6. Kooza

When: April 19-June 3

Where: Central Harbourfront

What: Thrilling acrobatics meet the art of clowning in this critically acclaimed showcase by Cirque du Soleil.

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7. Smokey Joe’s Cafe

When: April 20-22

Where: City Hall

What: This seven-time Tony-nominated revue features 39 hits by songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, including Jailhouse Rock and Stand By Me.

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8. The Script

When: April 24

Where: KITEC

What: The Irish pop-rock trio returns with hits from its latest No. 1 album, Freedom Child.

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9. Yacht Golf

When: April 26-27

Where: Clearwater Golf Club

What: The unique two-day event brings together the thrills of golf and yachting to see players tee off from specially built tee-boxes on the swim decks of 100-feet yachts around Hong Kong Island. Winners will enjoy a visit to the Necker Open Pro-Am Golf Event with Sir Richard Branson.

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10. Jazz Marathon

When: April 30-May 1

Where: Queen Elizabeth Stadium

What: The Unesco-designated International Jazz Day gets a two-day celebration with an eight-hour concert, workshops and events by local and international jazz artists.

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