A timeless adventure
Get into the Christmas spirit with Hong Kong Ballet at the FANCL Proudly Presents The Nutcracker. Set to the music of Tchaikovsky performed live by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the ballet performance is based on the original story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King where a girl’s Christmas toy, a nutcracker, comes to life and defeats an evil mouse king in battle, whisking her away to a kingdom populated by dolls. Australian Choreographer Terence Kohler created this production especially for Hong Kong Ballet. There are a total of 16 performances, and Hong Kong-based Taiwanese actress Annie Liu will make cameo appearances on 14 and 15 December at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. respectively.
Dates: 14-16, 19-23, 25-26 December at 7:30 p.m. and 15-16, 22-23, 25-26 December at 2:30 p.m.
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Ticket price: HK$180 - HK$1,000
it's carnival season
The AIA Carnival makes it fifth return to the city next month. The fun-filled, family-friendly festival will bring back signature hair-raising rides, bumper cars, bouncy castles, parade performances and game stalls with thousands of toys to be won. Those hungry can head to the carnival’s European Food Market to sample international food and beverage. Also returning is The Great Circus of Europe, prepared to thrill crowds with its death-defying line-up.
Dates: 14 December - 17 February 2019 (except 11 January 2019)
Venue: Central Harbourfront Event Space
Ticket price: From HK$85 (refer to website)
Anarchy in Hong Kong
British punk rock band The Professionals, formed by Sex Pistols’ ex-band members guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook will be performing in Hong Kong. Playing live for one night only, it will be the act’s first time playing in the city, and the first performance by any of the original line-up of the Sex Pistols in Hong Kong. They will be joined by post-punk band David Boring and sludge punk group The Tracey Lords.
Dates: 10 December
Venue: Grappa's Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Ticket price: HK$360
Five Guys is now open in Hong Kong. The restaurant from the United States brings its original menu of tasty handcrafted burgers to the city. With no freezers installed in its kitchens, it serves 100 percent freshly grilled beef. Offering bacon cheeseburgers, hot dogs and sandwiches, patrons will be able to customize their selection with vegetables such as lettuce, grilled onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, pickles, green peppers, jalapeño peppers, and sauces such as hot sauce, barbecue sauce, ketchup, mustard, relish, or A1 steak sauce. The menu includes its signature french fries and Five Guys Milkshake. It is the chain’s first ever branch in Asia.
Address: 1B, G/F – J Residence, 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai
Price: From HK$55
Opening hours: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.