A teatime treat!
The much-loved children’s poem, The Tiger Who Came To Tea, is being brought to life for the stage and is bound to go down a treat with littlies. So join everyone’s favourite tea-guzzling tiger for a show packed with sing-along songs, charming chaos and that little sprinkling of theatrical magic!
Where: Drama Theatre, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
When: 10 & 12 January, 5pm
How much: $195-395, www.hkticketing.com, 3128 8288
Bring fairy tales to life
Paper Tales is an awe-inspiring exhibition of complex paper-cutting and book-carving by local artists and students inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen. Several stunning art-works – all made out of paper – will take you on a magical journey to a mysterious icy world straight from the pages of a fairy tale, complete with music and special lighting. There’s also a DIY ornament-making workshop to create your own paper crafts too.
Where: ArtisTree, 1/F Cornwall House, Tai Koo Place, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
When: Until 20 January, 10am-8pm
Still in an indulgent mood post-Christmas? Well, The Ritz-Carlton has got a decadent little treat up its sleeve – and it involves chocolate… lots of it! Café 103 has lined up a special chocolate-tasting experience together with Valrhona where you get to enjoy three different varieties of the stuff (Tainori, Manjari and Guanaja) in three different forms (a pure chocolate piece, a ganache and a mini tart). We’re reckoning they’re probably all equally delicious too.
Where: Café 103, 103/F, The Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre
1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2263 2270
When: From 9 January, 3-6pm (Monday-Saturday) and 2-9pm (Sunday)
How much: $198 plus 10% service charge
Got to dance
The HK Children’s Choir’s annual Dance Gala is set to see in 2012 with some pirouettes and a few high kicks! There will be special performances celebrating the 2012 London Olympics, traditional Chinese dance and excerpts from the ballet Coppelia, so it’s certain to be a wonderful show for the whole family. Just don’t blame us if your littlie wants to be signed up to a dance class pronto afterwards!
Where: Jockey Club Auditorium, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
When: 7 January, 7.30pm; 8 January, 2.30pm
How much: $100-140 (concession discounts apply), www.cityline.com, 2111 5333
Nom nom nom
Hong Kong Science Museum is always a great day out for the kids thanks to its host of interactive displays – and even more so now with their special It’s A Tasty World exhibit. Through a series of fun displays and activities, you and your young ones can learn about the food culture of different countries, how foods are made, how your tastebuds work – and how to clean up afterwards! There’s even a special demo of molecular gastronomy for any budding Heston Blumenthals too.
Where: Special Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, 2732 3232
When: Until 1 February; Monday-Wednesday 1-9pm, 10am-9pm weekends & public holidays; closed on Thursdays
How much: $30 (half price for concessions), children under 4 years old free