Located in the heart of Central, Tai Kwun is perfectly located to offer a brief reprieve from the chaos of the workplace. Come and enjoy " Lunchtime Series"—an exciting line-up of stand-up comedy, street performances, mini-concerts every Monday and Wednesday. Head outdoors, eat lunch, relax and unload your worries while enjoying a hearty laugh or live music—it is all in a day's work of enjoying art in Tai Kwun.
|Date||Performing Group||Music / Performance Genre||Location|
|01.10.2018 (Mon)||Jing Wong feat. Yeung Tung||Book Rock||Laundry Steps|
|03.10.2018 (Wed)||Vivek Mahbubani and friends||Hall of Laughs stand up comedy||Laundry Steps|
|03.10.2018 (Wed)||Chinese Medicine Infusion (Autumn edition)||Food Design Experience||Prison Yard|
|08.10.2018 (Mon)||CY Leo Trio "Lost In Time"||Jazz feat. Harmonica||Laundry Steps|
|10.10.2018 (Wed)||Comedy Battle||Improvisation comedy||Laundry Steps|
|15.10.2018 (Mon)||Espresso 852 Trio||Jazz||Laundry Steps|
|17.10.2018 (Wed)||Chinese Medicine Infusion (Autumn edition)||Food Design Experience||Prison Yard|
|17.10.2018 (Wed)||Comedy Battle||Improvisation comedy||Laundry Steps|
|22.10.2018 (Mon)||Prelude to “Time will tell, we will sing” feat. Vicky Fung & Perry Lau||Pop||Laundry Steps|
|24.10.2018 (Wed)||Comedy Battle||Improvisation comedy||Laundry Steps|
|24.10.2018 (Wed)||Chinese Medicine Infusion (Autumn edition)||Food Design Experience||Prison Yard|
|29.10.2018 (Mon)||Mavis Lam, Bowen Li & Lui Trio||Cross Cultural Music||Laundry Steps|
|29.10.2018 (Mon)||Chinese Medicine Infusion (Autumn edition)||Food Design Experience||Prison Yard|
|31.10.2018 (Wed)||Comedy Battle||Improvisation comedy||Laundry Steps|
|31.10.2018 (Wed)||Chinese Medicine Infusion (Autumn edition)||Food Design Experience||Prison Yard|
Hall of Laughs
Hall of Laughs is a platform in Hong Kong to promote and develop the culture of stand up comedy and improvisational comedy. Come join us for a few laughs together!
Vivek Mahbubani is a Hong Kong-bred bilingual stand-up comedian who performs in both Cantonese and English. He has had the opportunity to take his sense of humour all over the world including Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, India Sri Lanka, Philippines and even the USA.
Matina is a full-time mom. Since 2009, she has been performing stand up comedy in both English and Cantonese. Having come third in '10 and second in '09 and '11 at the Hong Kong International Comedy Competition (Cantonese category), she now spends most of her time juggling between entertaining audiences at a comedy show and entertaining her two daughters at home.
Comedy Battle was founded by local theatre practitioner Mill Ho in 1999. Based on the in-depth research on the practices of renowned comedy organistaions such as Theatresports, Comedysportz (USA) and Le Match (France), Comedy Battle invited audience to propose the topic of the comedy of the day, and actors will do comedy improvisation in the form of competition.
Chinese Medicine Infusion (Autumn edition)
The popular Chinese Medicine Infusion experience is returning to Tai Kwun with an autumn edition! Designed by Run2Tree Studio, the mobile cabinet contains a variety of herbal medicine recipes, offering you a surprising mix of nourishing herbal tea for the cool season. This innovative treat will twist your impression on this traditional medicine!
Jing Wong has honed his music style - “Book Rock” by rich music influences in London from Blues to Folk to Rock. He was the opening act for Belle & Sebastian, Kings of Convenience and Andrew Bird in their tour to Hong Kong, and played the main stage at Music Festivals such as Clockenflap, Wow and Flutter, Freespace in West Kowloon promenade, OzAsia Festival 2016, Zandari Festival and PAMS festival in Seoul 2017. In 2017, Jing Wong joined Frenzi Music and released his third and latest EP "Travelling in Youth". His upcoming project in Nov 2018 will be a series of solo theatre concert and the launch of an English album, both named "a spy in the house of love"./p>
CY Leo Trio "Lost in Time"
Cy Leo is a twenty-four-year-old chromatic harmonica virtuoso, singer. He won his first international award as a harmonica soloist at the age of 10 and holds 17 international titles by the age of 19. A frequent guest performer, tutor and adjudicator at international harmonica festivals, Leo is active in both mainstream and independent music scene. He is dedicated to the promotion and development of harmonica performance in Hong Kong./p>
Joyce Cheung received an early classical musical training in both piano and cello, she studied piano performance and electronic composition at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and was awarded a scholarship for her Masters Degree in Contemporary Performance from Berklee College of Music in Spain. She is an active performer in the jazz scene of Hong Kong and a lecturer of Jazz program in The Education University of Hong Kong.
Ricky Wong is a self-taught composer and arranger. He began his musical adventure with writing film scores for his production team in high school. He caught the jazz bug midway and studied with Hong Kong's renown musician Ted Lo, Tony Carpio and Universal Classics & Jazz recording artist Chihiro Yamanaka. Since then, he’s been active in the jazz scene in Hong Kong, performing at various venues and jazz festivals.
Espresso 852 is a Trio performing live Bossa, Gypsy, Latin and Jazz music. The first of its kind in Hong Kong, this trio is formed by Nazar on Accordian, Soujit on Guitar and Floro on Flute and Percussion. Each of them bringing their own musical style and flavour create unique, live, musical experience which will transport you from Brazil to Paris, and beyond!