The Lion King live
Disney Theatrical Productions is bringing Disney’s The Lion King to Hong Kong for the first time. It is part of an international world tour celebrating the 20th anniversary year of the musical. The spectacle tells the classic story of Simba, the lion king, and features music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice. An international cast of over 19 nationalities will put together an unforgettable show, fun for the whole family. Tickets to go on sale in May.
The big climb
The annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival is back in town. The iconic 60-feet bun-covered bamboo towers will be scaled by climbers, who will race to the top to collect as many buns as possible. The festival has been celebrated for hundreds of years and is dedicated to the god Pak Tai to drive away evil spirits. In addition to the great climb, there will also be parades, lion dances and lively drumming throughout the day.
Date: 9-13 May
Time: From 10:30 a.m. (Parade from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and bun scrambling at 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. on 12 May)
Venue: Cheung Chau, Hong Kong
Serving sweet, soulful Cantonese cuisine with a modern twist is Eat, Darling, Eat. The unique menu breathes new air into age-old recipes, with classic local desserts such as pineapple buns stuffed with pineapple sorbet and custard, and sweet potato soup paired with chocolate cake and taro. The eatery offers delicious savoury options such as chicken neck rice and sweet and sour pork nachos with wonton chips. Patrons can also enjoy the restaurant’s signature drinks such as its milk coffee and chestnut cappuccino.
Address: Shop 17, G/F, Fashion Walk, 11-19 Great George Street and 27-47 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay
Opening hours: 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
The fourth annual Pottinger GreenRace is back in Hong Kong to test the wits of runners. Participants can opt for the 6.5 kilometre or 15 kilometre race and run it alone, with a friend, or in a group. The event hopes to spread environmental awareness by bringing runners through the city’s scenic trails. The race will begin at Pottinger Peak and bring runners through Pat Sin Leng nature trail and down to Big Wave Bay. All runners will be given a Sustainable Finishers Award, GreenRace singlet, as well as ice cold beer and food at the finish line.
Date and starting time: 18 May, 8:00 a.m. for 15k solo and pairs, 8:15 a.m. for 6.5k solo, 10:00 a.m. for 6.5k family challenge
Venue: 110 Shek O Road, Pottinger Gap, Shek O
Price: From HK$375
Registration deadline: 11 May