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

1. LANY

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.

Purchase tickets at cityline.com

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.

Purchase tickets at hksevens.com

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.

Purchase tickets at themetinhongkong.info

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.

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

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. 

Find out more at hkfaa.com

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.

Purchase tickets at cirquedusoleil.com/kooza

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.

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

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.

Purchase tickets at hkticketing.com 

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.

Purchase tickets at yachtgolf.com

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.

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

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