Award-winning films, rollicking comedy and some of the biggest acts in music provide variety in a month focused on art:

1. Hong Kong French Theatre Festival

When: March 7-10

Where: Various venues

What: The third edition of the festival stages five French plays, with funds raised going to the charity For A Child’s Smile. 

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2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

When: March 8-18

Where: Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

What: The UK’s National Theatre presents this award-winning adaptation (five Tonys and seven Oliviers) of Mark Haddon’s 2003 bestseller. 

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3. John Legend

When: March 10

Where: AsiaWorld-Expo

What: The Grammy-winner performs a heartstring set, including All of Me, Ordinary People and Love Me Now. 

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4. Sónar

When:  March 17

Where: Hong Kong Science Park

What: The lineup for the second edition of Barcelona’s electronic music festival includes Laurent Garnier, The Black Madonna and Jacques.

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5. Anna Maria Jopek & Kroke

When: March 17

Where: Jockey Club Amphitheatre 

What: The Polish songstress performs a repertoire of jazz, classical and klezmer music accompanied by the instrumental ensemble. 

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6. The Exterminating Angel

When: March 18-June 16

Where: Various venues

What: British composer Thomas Adès conducts this opera, based on Luis Buñuel’s film of the same name, as part of the Met: Live in HD series. 

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7. Hong Kong International Film Festival

When: March 19-April 5

Where: Various venues

What: Over 200 titles, including 10 digitally restored classics, such as Luis Buñuel’s Belle de Jour, and 14 featuring Taiwanese star Brigitte Lin Ching-Hsia, will be screened during the city’s largest film-centric event. 

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8. Whipped Cream

When: March 22-25

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: See dancers from the American Ballet Theatre clad in Swarovski crystals waltz and polka to a score by Richard Strauss. 

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9. The Chainsmokers

When: March 27

Where: AsiaWorld-Expo

What: One of the biggest EDM-pop duos of recent years performs chart-toppers like Something Just Like This and Don’t Let Me Down. 

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10. Katy Perry

When: March 30

Where: AsiaWorld-Expo

What: The Teenage Dream and Firework singer brings her sparkling brand of bubblegum pop and extravagant costumes to the city for the first time. 

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More Hong Kong events

Besides events in the arts (film, opera, music and concerts), don't miss Taste of Hong Kong from March 22-25 and Art Basel Hong Kong from March 27-31, both of which Hong Kong Tatler is proud to be an official media partner for. Plus, travel and art lovers will want to see Louis Vuitton's Objets Nomades collection, which will be on show in Hong Kong from March 24 to April 2. 


See also: Hong Kong Art Week's Most Exclusive VIP Parties

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