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These are the Hong Kong events worth marking in your calendar for April

Spring is officially here, and if the warmer weather and longer days have you itching to get outside, we’ve got you covered with our roundup of the best Hong Kong events to enjoy this month.

From movie screening events, to dance performances and concerts, there’s plenty to be excited about April aside from Easter festivities.  

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Editor’s note: Social distancing rules are currently in force for various businesses and venues in Hong Kong, please make sure you follow the latest government guidelines and be responsible when participating in public events. All the events mentioned in the article are still happening on the date of original publication, please refer to the event organisers’ official websites and social media platforms for the latest information. 

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The 45th Hong Kong International Film Festival

When: April 1-11

Where: Tai Kwun JC Cube

What: Movie buffs rejoice—the highly-anticipated Hong Kong International Film Festival is back! This year will mark the 45th edition of the event, which features a mix of in-theatre and online screening programmes, virtual seminars, post-screening talks and other cultural activities. 

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

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"Life Photo Studio in Hong Kong" Exhibition

When: April 1 - June 9

Where: Portal 6311, Kowloon Bay

What: Korea’s acclaimed exhibition “Life Photo Studio” will begin its first-ever overseas tour in Hong Kong. With a concept of bringing self-service photography space, the exhibition will offer 30 uniquely designed photobooths featuring studio-standard lighting for visitors to take Insta-worthy pictures as much as they want. Three exclusive Hong Kong-inspired backdrops will also be featured in the event. 

Purchase tickets at klook.com

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Oscar Maestros: Hans Zimmer & Tan Dun

Date: April 2

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

What: Music enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is hosting a concert featuring works by Oscar-winning composers Hans Zimmer and Tan Dun. In addition to beautiful tracks from blockbusters Interstellar and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, guests will also enjoy jazz waltz from Kubrick’s final film, Eyes Wide Shut, performed by Shostakovich. 

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

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"Days are Numbered" by City Contemporary Dance Company

When: April 9-11, 16-18

Where: Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre

What: This new production by City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) will feature three captivating dance performances choreographed dance artists, Justyne Li, Jennifer Mok and Bruce Wong, based on their extraordinary life stories. Resident artist Qiao Yang and CCDC dancers will be collaborating with guest artist Wong Tan Ki to stage this production as well. 

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

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HKPhil: Best of Brahms

When: April 10

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

What: Conducted by maestro Mariano Chiacchiarini, the one-hour concert will allow audiences to enjoy the best pieces by Brahms. Aside from the opening dramatic Hungarian Dance no. 1, the spectacular opening to Brahms’ famous Hungarian Dances, the concert will also feature his fourth and final symphony.

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

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Paws United Charity Presents: Stray

When: April 12

Where: Premiere Elements 

What: Non-profit rescue organisation Paws United Charity is hosting an inspiring movie screening event this month. Featuring Hong Kong filmmaker Elizabeth Lo’s thoughtful documentary debut, Stray, which follows Istanbul street dogs and their relationships with homeless teenagers from Syria, the event will give you new insights into human-animal bond and humanity. Lo will make a special appearance at the event as well.

Find out more at pawsunited.org.hk