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Find our pick of family-friendly events in this post & our pick of what’s on this week here!

What’s On This Weekend 19-21 October 2018

Mariah Carey Live @ Venetian Macao
Hong Kong International Black Box Festival @ HK Rep Black Box
MDLSX by Motus @ HK Rep Black Box
The Yoga Room: 90 Mins Silent Disco Yoga Party @ AIA Vitality Park
Solar Wellness Series @ Private Location
Marco Polo German Bierfest @ Marco Polo HongKong Hotel
Dr. Her Gin Masterclass @ Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour
Elvis & Kresse Pop-up @ Mahka
Hong Kong Rooftop Launch Party @ FoFo by el Willy
Iron Curtis “Upstream Color” Album Tour @ Social Room
Container Port Tour with Hong Kong Yachting
Pink Season Hong Kong
Pink Dot Festival @ Art Park

Music

Mariah Carey Live in Concert Macao

Mariah Carey

The best-selling female artist of all time certainly needs no introduction. Mariah Carey will perform in Macao for one night this October.

When:     20 October 2018
Where:    Cotai Arena, The Venetian Macao
TIckets:  From $480, Live Nation

 

HYUKOH: How to find True Love and Happiness

HYUKOH

Korean neo-soul indie rockers HYUKOH will make their welcome return to Hong Kong to play their largest headline show here as a part of their ‘How To Find True Love and Happiness’ worldwide tour.

When:     24-25 October 2018
Where:    KITEC Rotunda 2
Tickets:  From $580, Ticketflap

 

AquaSonic

AquaSonic

Drawn by the boundless possibilities of the unknown, physicists, vocalists, audio engineers, neuroscientists, deep-sea divers, and musical instrument makers have gathered their collective talents to create this extraordinary 100% sound-soaked concert, performed by the world’s first underwater orchestra.

When:     26-28 October 2018
Where:    Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium
Tickets:  From $160, Event Website

 

“An Evening of Strings!” With Sejong Soloists and Celebrated Hong Kong Artists

An evening of strings will mark the The Korean Center in Hong Kong’s Opening Celebration. Hailed as one of the top ensembles of today, Sejong Soloists is a string orchestra formed by the acclaimed Julliard Professor Hyo Kang.

When:     27 October 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $80, HK Ticketing

 

Lamma Fun Day

Lamma Fun Day

Lamma Fun day is a live music festival and a whole lot of fun on Tai Wan To Beach. More details to come soon!

When:     27 October 2018
Where:    Tai Wan To Beach
For more information:  Facebook

 

Big Band Night: All That Swing

As a part of the Jazz-Go-Central and Jazz-Go-Fringe projects, Big Band Nights will feature different local jazz big bands performing at Fringe Dairy.

When:     27 October 2018
Where:    Fringe Club, Central
Tickets:  Tickets go on sale a month before each event, Event Website

 

The Gloomy Island Blues Festival 2018

Muddy Basin Ramblers

Bands from Taiwan, Philippines, and Hong Kong will be sharing the same stage, bringing you a magnificent blues concert like you’ve never experienced in Hong Kong.

When:     27 October 2018
Where:    MOM Livehouse, North Point
Tickets:  $260, Ticketflap

 

Calum Scott: Only Human Asia Tour

UK crooner, Calum Scott, the man behind one of the world’s most recognisable and  loved renditions of Robyn’s ‘Dancing On My Own’, will play his first ever Hong Kong show this November.

When:     1 November 2018
Where:    Music Zone @ E-Max, KITEC
Tickets:  $390, Ticketflap

 

Sinsaenum

Sinsaenum

International Heavy Metal stars Sinsaenum will visit Hong Kong as a part of their Repulsion For Humanity tour.

When:     2 November 2018
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $380, Ticketflap

 

Buddha Passion

Grammy and Academy Award-winner Tan Dun leads over 100 vocalists, instrumentalists, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus in the stirring Buddha Passion, a stunning east-west tribute to the legends of Dunhuang.

When:     2-3 November 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  $280, Urbtix

 

The Big Picnic

Big Picnic

Billed as Hong Kong’s biggest community music and dance festival, this multi-cultural community concert event will feature exciting live and original performances from Hong Kong’s best and rising talent plus multiple special events.

When:     3 November 2018
Where:    Tai Pak Beach and Main Plaza, Discovery Bay
Tickets:  $80, Ticketflap

 

Dirty Boogie Rockabilly Festival 2018

The 7th year of Hong Kong’s only Rockabilly festival, will feature 3 bands this time around: The Hydrant from Indonesia, Tennessee Cats from Japan and Lew Lewis from the UK as well as The Boogie Playboys, your local Rockabilly Band!

When:     3 November 2018
Where:    The Fringe Club, Central
Tickets:  From $220, Ticketflap

 

Sing to the Lord in Eternal Light

Led by alumnus Mr. Apollo Wong, and accompanied by the SPCC Alumni Orchestra, St. Pauls Co-Educational College will present their concert of the year “Sing to the Lord in Eternal Light.” The choir will perform Morten Laridsen’s Lux Aeterna, a five-movement work in Latin containing references to light.

When:     4 November 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $80, HK Ticketing

 

Charlie Puth, Voicenotes

Charlie Puth

Grammy nominated, multiplatinum selling singer Charlie Puth is coming to Hong Kong to showcase his latest album ‘Voicenotes’.

When:     4 November 2018
Where:    Asia World Expo
Tickets:  from $888, HK Ticketing

 

Clockenflap

Clockenflap, Hong Kong

Clockenflap’s line-up this year will include Interpol, David Byrne, Caribou, The Vaccines and many other top-notch bands.

When:     9-11 November 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  Early bird from $820, Event Website

 

2018 Yong Junhyung & Yang Yoseop Mini Concert

yong jun-hyung and Yang Yoseop

Yong Junhyung and Yang Yoseop are members of the Korean popular group Highlight and have decided to hold a mini concert in Hong Kong.

When:     11 November 2018
Where:    Star Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  From $680, HK Ticketing

 

Musicus Fest 2018 – Chamber Music Gala

Assembling some of the finest chamber music artists from around the world, this year’s Chamber Music Gala features esteemed artists, directors from prestigious music festivals, as well as prize-winning local artists in a spectacular program.

When:     16 November 2018
Where:    HKAPA Jockey Club Amphitheatre
Tickets:  From $209, HK Ticketing

 

Guns And Roses

Guns and Roses

Rock icons, Guns N’ Roses recently announced that they will be visiting Hong Kong this November as part of a tour through Asia

When:     20-21 November 2018
Where:    Asia World Expo
Tickets:   from $1288, HK Ticketing

 

Franz Ferdinand, Live in Hong Kong

Franz Ferdinand

With new band members and a new, innovative record, Franz Ferdinand will perform live in Hong Kong this November.

When:     23 November 2018
Where:    Southorn Stadium, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $550, Facebook Event

 

WangWen ‘The Invisible City’ Live in Hong Kong 2018

WangWen

China’s leading post rock band, WangWen are playing in Hong Kong this November.

When:     23 November 2018
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $240, Ticketflap

 

Swire Symphony Under the Stars

Swire Symphony under the stars

HK Phil Music Director Jaap van Zweden will conduct the orchestra in their biggest annual event at Central Harbourfront. Joined by favourite host, Harry Wong, Japp will present best-loved orchestral favourites for you, featuring soloists from their own orchestra and of course finishing off with their famous syncronised fireworks!

When:     24 November 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  Free, Registration required, HK Phil

 

Namewee 4896 World Tour

Namewee

Malaysian hip hop singer, songwriter, composer, and action-film maker, Namewee will hold his 4896 World Tour this November, marking the first time he will bring his world tour to Hong Kong.

When:     28 November 2018
Where:    Star Hall, Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Centre
Tickets:  $488, HK Ticketing

 

Against The Current: The Past Lives Tour

Against the Current

New York-founded trio Against the Current is returning to Hong Kong as a part of their The Past Lives World Tour.

When:     29 November 2018
Where:    MacPherson Stadium, Mong Kok
Tickets:  $488, Live Nation

 

The Weeknd Asia Tour Live in Hong Kong

The Weeknd

Grammy-winner, critically acclaimed music genius behind the hits “Can’t Feel My Face”, Starboy” & “I Feel It Coming (Feat. Daft Punk)”, The Weeknd is bringing his live tour to Asia for the first time, kicking off in Hong Kong!

When:     30 November 2018
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo Arena
Tickets:  From $698, HK Ticketing

 

Hong Kong Phil – Max Richter plays Max Richter

Max Richter

Prolific composer, Max Richter will visit Hong Kong and play two of his best-known compositions, Recomposed, a reinterpretation of the classic Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and Memoryhouse, his seminal debut album from 2002.

When:     30 November – 1 December 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $380, Ticketflap

 

Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour

Elton John playing piano

Music icon Elton John has announced a massive, 3-year farewell tour that will be his last time on the road. His new stage production will take his fans on a musical and highly visual journey spanning a 50-year career of hits. He will be touring major cities across the globe including Hong Kong. Ticketing and venue information to be announced.

When:     November/December 2019
Where:    To be announced
Tickets:  On sale from November 2018

 

Rookiez is Punk’d

Rookiez is Punkd

Japanese band Rookiez is Punk’d will bring distinctive melodies and emotional lyrics to their set at This Town Needs.

When:     2 December 2018
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $380 at door, $280 in advance on Ticketflap

 

Christmas Carol Concert Appeal

Christmas Carol Concert Appeal

The 7th annual carol concert will benefit the Society for Community Organization, which does incredibly important work advocating for some of Hong Kong’s poorest and most vulnerable. The ticket price includes free flow wine and nibbles and of course the wonderful choir and singing.

When:     6 December 2018
Where:    The Helena May, 35 Garden Road
Tickets:  $600, Ticketflap

 

JIGSAW International Music Festival

JIGSAW

This festival is returning to Macau to bring audiences a night of world-class DJ performances, headlined by the legendary Steve Aoki, and the latest in electronic dance music from around the globe.

When:     8 December 2018
Where:    Venetian Macao Golden Light Exhibition Hall
Tickets:  From $680, Event Website

 

The Professionals: Live in Hong Kong

The Professionals

UK Punk supergroup The Professionals were formed in 1979 by guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook, both formerly of the Sex Pistols. This will be the first time that any of the original Sex Pistols line-up have performed in Hong Kong.

When:     10 December 2018
Where:    Grappa’s Cellar, Central
Tickets:  $360, Ticketflap

 

A Viennese New Year

Viennese New Year

Star trumpet soloist Tine Thing Helseth will join HK Phil this festive season. She will perform a number of works, including Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto, which is seen as Himalayan for every trumpet player. The concert will close with the popular Blue Danube and Radetzky March to ring out the old year and herald in the new.

When:     30-31 December 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $220, Urbtix

 

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra – The Oscar Maestro: Alexandre Desplat

Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat has composed original scores for over 170 films, including Argo, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Lust, Caution, The King’s Speech and The Imitation Game. He will conduct his signature works, transporting us to the touching moments in the films.

When:     4-5 January 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  $480, Ticketflap

 

Teenage Fanclub Live in Hong Kong

Teenage Fanclub

Indie legends, Teenage Fanclub, will be making their long overdue live debut in Hong Kong. They’ve gone from scrappy indie underdogs, through band-most-likely-to, eventually arriving at the status of one of Britain’s most beloved cult bands.

When:     1 February 2019
Where:    The Vine Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $490, Ticketflap

 

Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues Tour

Maroon 5

Three-time Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum band Maroon 5 will play their first ever show in Macao. The band is not only one of pop music’s most enduring artists, but also one of the 21st century’s biggest acts.

When:     3 March 2019
Where:    The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena
Tickets:  On sale from 27 September, Cotai Ticketing

 

Saturday Music Platform

Tai Kwun Music

Kung Chi-shing, the seminal figure in Hong Kong independent music, is invited to curate outstanding musical works from local and international musicians on the first Saturday afternoon of every month. Whether you enjoy classical music, pop, or the truly “out there”, prepare to have your musical horizons extended.

When:     1st Saturday of Every Month
Where:    Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun
Tickets:  Free of charge, Event Website


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activities & events for families in Hong Kong


Theatre & Dance

Hong Kong International Black Box Festival

Hong Kong Black Box Festival

The Hong Kong International Black Box Festival will feature four productions from around the world – One Fine Day (Beijing), MDLSX (Italy), Oedipus Schmoedipus (Australia/Hong Kong) and Five Easy Pieces (Switzerland/Germany/Belgium) – offering audiences an exciting glimpse at the diverse possibilities of contemporary theatre. The festival also includes a series of workshops and talks.

When:     11 October – 2 November 2018
Where:    HK Rep Black Box and HK Arts Centre Shouson Theatre
Tickets:  From $200, West Kowloon Cultural District Website

 

MDLSX by Motus

MDLSX is an explosive, gender-blurring solo performance about individual authenticity and freedom. Premio Ubu-winner Silvia Calderoni peels away layers of scientific and historical convention and challenges the audience to re-imagine individual identity beyond the definitions of binary gender.

When:     17-21 October 2018
Where:    HK Rep Black Box, Kowloon
Tickets:  $300, Event Website

 

Cab Sessions: We Are Here

Cab Sessions

Founded by 5 passionate artists who want to make a mark in the Musical Theater Community of Hong Kong, Cab Sessions is kicking off with this cabaret: We Are Here. It is a one night only mini concert of well-loved show tunes that will leave you singing and dancing the whole night.

When:     23 October 2018
Where:    Social Room, Central
Tickets:  $200, Eventbrite

 

Waiting for Godot

Godot

A tragicomedy in two parts, Waiting for Godot follows two days in the lives of wandering vagabonds Vladimir and his friend Estragon on a barren country road as they wait expectantly by a lone tree in hope of salvation from a man called Godot. While waiting, they fool around, entertaining one another with feisty debate and comedic Vaudevillian tricks.

When:     24-28 October 2018
Where:    HKAPA, Drama Theatre
Tickets:  From $295, HK Ticketing

 

Haunting Images Live Cinema

Haunting Images

Lim Giong will perform in a live cinema event that rethinks the relationship between sound and image, featuring live scoring along with the projection of moving image.

When:     26-27 October 2018
Where:    MOViE MOViE Cityplaza, Taikoo Shing Road
Tickets:  $200, West Kowloon Cultural District

 

HK Ballet presents Giselle

Hong Kong Ballet Giselle

Revisit one of the greatest romantic ballets of all time. Giselle is a passionate tale of love, betrayal and forgiveness. An array of international guest artists will dance alongside Hong Kong Ballet artists in the legendary lead roles.

When:     26-28 October, 3-4 November 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Tickets:  From $140, Urbtix

 

Oedipus Schmoedipus

Oedipus Schmoedipus

Oedipus Schmoedipus is a joyful, dark, irreverent, hilarious and confronting performance about death: real death, fake death, and death as portrayed in the world’s great theatre classics.

When:     26-29 October 2018
Where:    HK Rep Black Box, Kowloon
Tickets:  $300, Event Website

 

“Five Easy Pieces” by Milo Rau

Five Easy Pieces

Five Easy Pieces is a profound, funny and confrontational experience that blends realism and brutality, probing the limits of what children know, feel and do and initiating them in the emotional and political absurdities of the adult world.

When:     31 October – 2 November 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $200, Event Website

 

1st Annual International Ballet of Stars

International Ballet of Stars

Celebrated ballet stars from around the globe join forces with the powerful artists of Hong Kong Ballet in the glittering 1st Annual International Ballet of Stars. This thrilling tour-de-force of a programme will include breathtaking star turns from Swan Lake, Le Corsaire and Don Quixote as well as stunning choreography and groundbreaking rock music.

When:     2 November 2018
Where:    Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $140, tickets on sale 17 August, HK Ballet

 

The Kiss of Tosca

The Kiss of Tosca offers intoxicating music interwoven with explosive drama driving a story of love, desire and patriotism in this 90-minute adaptation of Puccini’s explosive opera.

When:     3 November 2018
Where:    The Annex, Central
Tickets:  $551.15, Eventbrite

 

Massenet’s Cendrillon

Massenet's Cendrillon

For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella program is coming to the Met with Joyce DiDonato starring in the title role, the event will be shown on screens at the HKAPA.

When:     3 November, 1 December 2018
Where:    Bethanie Theatre, HKAPA Bethanie Landmark Heritage Campus, Pokfulam
Tickets:  $210, HK Ticketing

 

Artemis Danza – The Barber of Seville Dance Performance

Artemis Danza

For the 150th anniversary of the death of Gioacchino Rossini, Artemis Danza will stage one of the most famous titles of the master from Pesaro: “The Barber of Seville”.

When:     6 November 2018
Where:    Youth Square, Chai Wan
Tickets:  Free, Eventbrite

 

Hong Kong Stories

Hong Kong Stories

Hong Kong Stories has been promoting storytelling through shows and workshops since 2012, in which storytellers perform their own true tales in front of a live audience. Each story offers a window into a different life, revealing experiences from hard-hitting to hilarious, and sharing foibles and fortunes with fellow Hong Kongers.

When:     10 November 2018
Where:    Tai Kwun, Central
For more information:  Facebook

 

Luisa Miller

Verdi's Luisa Miller

Placido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love.

When:     10 November 2018
Where:    Bethanie Theatre, HKAPA Bethanie Landmark Heritage Campus, Pokfulam
Tickets:  $210, HK Ticketing

 

The Art of War

The Art of War is a musical journey through the last hundred years, featuring vocal music written as a response to conflicts from across the globe. The cast of more than a hundred includes a chamber choir, a youth choir, soloists, actors and a live band.

When:     12 November 2018
Where:    St. John’s Cathedral, Central
Tickets:  $200, Ticketflap

 

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Acclaimed Irish choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan draws attention to the afflictions of modern society through a hauntingly imaginative dance theatre reincarnation of Tchaikovsky’s classic work.

When:     16-18 November 2018
Where:    Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium
Tickets:  From $160, Event Website

 

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia Hong Kong

Set on a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, Mamma Mia, is an exhilarating tale of love, friendship and identity told through the timeless hits of ABBA.

When:     16-27 January 2018
Where:    HKAPA, Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  From $330, HK Ticketing

 

Ballet in the City: Hong Kong Ballet @ Tai Kwun

Hong Kong Ballet is launching their two-year Ballet in the City initiative by imbuing the entire Tai Kwun heritage site with two exciting afternoons of pop-up performance, site-specific activations and unbound creativity.

When:     17-18 November 2018
Where:    Tai Kwun
For more information:  Event Website

 

Mahabharat – The Rise of Dharma

Mahabarat

This live theatrical performance in English is based on the Indian epic of the same name. Brought to the stage by a very talented group of young artists from New Zealand, the show aims to depict one of India’s greatest legends through modern day story-telling, beautiful dance choreography and a powerful soundtrack.

When:     29 January 2019
Where:    Lyric Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $350, HK Ticketing

 

HK Arts Festival

HK Arts Festival

The upcoming 47th Annual HK Arts Festival will feature more than 20 programmes including Wagner’s Tannhauser, Marin ALsop with the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, The Nutcracker, the Beethoven Project, the World of John Neumeier and many more performances in the genre of music, dance, theatre, opera and more.

When:     21 February – 23 March 2019
Where:    Various Venues
For more information:  Event Website

 

War Horse

War Horse

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the National Theatre of Great Britain’s Tony Award-winning production of War Horse is coming to Hong Kong.

When:     10-26 May 2018
Where:    Lyric Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $330, HK Ticketing


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Comedy

Finals of the 12th Annual Hong Kong International Comedy Competition

Top comedians from around the globe will be competing for a top prize of $40,000 cash and a comedy tour in the USA. The competition will be hosted by legendary South African comedian, Barry Hilton.

When:     27 October 2018
Where:    Cyberport Function Rooms 1-3
Tickets:  $350, Ticketflap

 

Improv Comedy at Social Room

TBC HK is back, due to popular demand. You shout out ideas, and they will convert them into utterly hilarious moments on stage.

When:    17 November 2018
Where:  Social Room, Central
Tickets:  $155.99, Facebook

 

Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast LIVE

Greg Davies

Greg is the writer and star of the hit Channel 4 sitcom Man Down which returned for a fourth series in 2017. He’s had numerous TV experiences and was previously part of the sketch trio We Are Klang.

When:     22-24 November 2018
Where:    Tamarind, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $488, Ticketflap

 

Shangela

Shangela

Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 Diva, SHANGELA, will be making a special stop in Hong Kong with her brand new show ‘Shangela is Shook.’ Shangela is best recognized as the only contestant to compete on three separate seasons of the Emmy-award winning reality series Rupaul’s Drag Race.

When;     15 December 2018
Where:    KITEC Music Zone @ E-Max
Tickets:  From $488, Facebook

 

Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hit Tour

Jimmy Carr

Britain’s best-loved comedian and one of the biggest selling live acts in UK comedy is returning to Hong Kong this March. Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. This show is a make-up show for the show originally scheduled for 16 September.

When:     27 March 2018
Where:    KITEC Rotunda 3
Tickets:  From $588, Facebook Event


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Health & Wellness

The Yoga Room: 90 Mins Silent Disco Yoga Party

Yoga Room Disco Yoga

Put on glowing headphones to listen to the latest music during a Vinyasa flow yoga practice led by 6 yoga instructors. Hema, Kath, Ariel, Malbert, Cindy and Megala will be teaming up to teach a very special class to celebrate The Yoga Room’s 10th Anniversary.

When:     20 October 2018
Where:    AIA Vitality Park, Central
Tickets:  Free, Register on Eventbrite

 

Solar Wellness Series

The Solar Wellness Series consists of 4 experiences that combine wellness, music and sustainability. Each session will offer a full afternoon of wellness activities with two classes led by two professional instructors form the IRIS team, together with a carefully curated musical journey with HK.SolarSoundSystem providing all attendees with a special getaway from the busy city.

When:     21, 25 October, 2 November, 2018
Where:    Private venue on Hong Kong Island
Tickets:  From $420, Eventbrite

 

Thursday Social x Zumba

Come rattle your bones at a special Halloween edition of Zumba at the Hive Spring’s terrace. Beloved instructor Ron Sampaga will be leading a funky workout set to some spook-tacular hits.

When:     25 October 2018
Where:    The Hive Spring, Wong Chuk Hang
Tickets:  $50, free to Hive members, Pelago Events

 

Nei Dan Qigong

Nei Dan has is an ancient practice that is designed to help the practitioner to produce “jing”, the essence of life, which includes good hormones and enzymes.

When:     28 October 2018
Where:    22/F Weswick Commercial Building, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $1500 per person, $2900 for two, Facebook

 

DIY Facial Masks Workshop

Cabanee will be sharing the beauty tips of a skincare routine for Autumn and Winter seasons, and will demonstrate DIY express  hydrating masks in the workshop. Each participant will have the chance to make and bring home their own mask!

When:     29 October 2018
Where:    Wellness 360, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $155.99, Eventbrite

 

Spartan Race

Spartan Race

After much anticipation, Spartan Race will raise the bar for its fifth event with the return of their Super race along with the original Sprint and Kids races. Their latest race provides an obstacle riddled battlefield of insane terrain, combined with numerous challenges to test your physical strength and mental resolve.

When:     10 November 2018
Where:    Kam Tin Country Club, Yuen Long
For more information:  Facebook Event


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Food & Drink

Marco Polo German Bierfest 2018

Head down to the Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel for a fun-filled evening of traditional German bites, selections of beers and all-night dancing and laughter against the panoramic backdrop of the Victoria Harbour.

When:     17 October – 10 November 2018
Where:    Viewing Platform, Level 6 Marco Polo HongKong Hotel
Tickets:  From $160, HK Ticketing

 

Dr. Her Gin Masterclass

Dr. Her Masterclass

In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, head of potions, Dr. Pauline Jam will be hosting a very special Dr. Her Gin Masterclass at Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour. A portion of proceeds from each ticket sale will go towards the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation.

When:     20 October 2018
Where:    Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour, Central
Tickets:  From $550, Ticketflap

 

Pink Sunset Cocktails and Canapes

This breast cancer awareness fundraising event for the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation. Hosted at the official residence of the Consul-General of Australia, Michaela Browning, guests will hear a very personal story of cancer survival from one of the members. Enjoy sipping pink bubbles sponsored by Mumm Champagne and eating delicious canapes against the backdrop of the sunset.

When:     25 October 2018
Where:    Official Residence of Consul-General of Australia, Deepwater Bay
Tickets:  From $498, Eventbrite

 

Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival

The CCB (Asia) Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival brings together world-class food, drinks and entertainment right next to the stunning Victoria Harbour skyline. Aside from wine-pairing meals designed by master chefs and tasting classes by industry experts, there will be more than 400 booths featuring everything from single malts to craft beer to keep your palate refreshed.

When:     25-28 October 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

Great Wines of the World

James Suckling

Taste the world’s greatest wines with internationally acclaimed wine critic James Suckling at this exclusive one-day grand tasting tour.

When:     2 November 2018
Where:    Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $799, Facebook

 

The Great Hong Kong Bar Race

The second annual Great Hong Kong Bar Race will start at Rula Bula in Lan Kwai Fong where teams of four will solve the clues and race to be the first team to the ending location. All proceeds go to support @love21foundation, a Hong Kong charity supporting the Down syndrome and autistic community.

When:     3 November 2018
Where:    Rula Bula, Lan Kwai Fong
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Farmers Market and Angels for Children are hosting their 3rd Melbourne Cup Luncheon in collaboration with Venture Studios. The team is looking forward to opening the doors to new Melbourne Cup fans, all in their finery. They’ve planned a jam packed event with proceeds to benefit both Sunrise and Bali Kids for future projects in 2019.

When:     6 November 2018
Where:    Aberdeen Marina Club
Tickets:  From $990, Event Website

 

Babi Guling Nights

Come celebrate the new Tropical Pilsner created by Gweilo and join Potato Head for a mid-week feast of suckling pig, their favourite vegetable sides and more.

When:     8 November 2018
Where:    Potato Head Hong Kong, Sai Ying Pun
Tickets:  $348, Ticketflap

 

Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair

hong Kong international Wine and Spirits Fair

There will be more than 1,000 exhibitors and more than 20,000 buyers at this fair which will highlight liquor, wine and other beverage products as well as wine accessories, equipment and food.

When:     8-10 November 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Tickets:  From $99, Ticketflap

 

Pinot Palooza

Pinot Palooza

Australia’s largest pinot noir and music festival will make it’s Hong Kong debut this December! The event is the world’s first and largest touring pinot noir festival and will visit 11 cities in 2018.

Read more and enter our ticket giveaway here!

When:     1 December 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront, Hong Kong Observation Wheel
Tickets:  $350, Event Website

 

Vegetarian Food Asia

Vegetarian Food Asia

Vegetarian Food Asia is the only trade exhibition dedicated to vegetarian and vegan products and lifestyle in Hong Kong.

When:     22-24 February 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
For more information:  Event Website


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Shopping & Markets

Elvis & Kresse Pop-up

Elvis and Kresse

For the first time ever, Elvis & Kresse will be brought to Hong Kong in the first international pop-up to be held here. If you’ve ever wanted to see their pieces in-store or learn more about them, this is a rare opportunity you can’t afford to miss.

When:     20-21 October 2018
Where:    Mahka, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Event Website

 

Diwali Fashion and Fun Pop-up

Diwali Popup

[email protected] is introducing a 3-day Diwali pop-up shop in a convenient location with a carefully selected range of ethnic Indian and fusion products. The pop-up will cater to HK’s Indian community and to all others who’d like to browse and discover at this fun event!

When:    25-27 October 2018
Where:    Usagi, Central
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

AWA Charity Bazaar

AWA Charity Bazaar

The 31st AWA Charity Bazaar is returning to PMQ. With over 80 vendors, lucky draw, Silent Auction, the AWA Giving Tree – this year’s Charity Bazaar is not to be missed.

When:     1 November 2018
Where:    PMQ, Central
Tickets:  Free, Eventbrite

 

Prestige Fairs’ Festive Shopping Events

conrad holiday fair

You’ll find all sorts of delightful treasures from around the world as you explore a ballroom of pop-up shops. You’ll discover the latest, most stylish and best of jewellery, fashion, accessories, gourmet food, homewares, children’s products and much more.

When:     12, 21, 26 November and 11 December 2018
Where:    Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place
For more information:  Event Website

 

Tong Chong Street Market

Tong Chong Street Market

The Tong Chong Street market is focused on supporting independent local businesses and start-ups throughout Hong Kong and the wider region and helping them showcase their culinary creations and products. This year’s market themes include “Coffee Festival,” “Snowy Christmas” and “Healthy Eating.”

When:     November 2018 – February 2019
Where:    Tai Chong Street, Taikoo Place
For more information:  Event Website


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Nightlife

DJ Jayceeoh

DJ Jaceeyoh

Jake Osher, more popularly known as Jayceeoh, is a Los Angeles based Producer/DJ and world-renowned turntablist.

When:     18 October 2018
Where:    Volar, Central
Tickets:  $400 at the door, $300 in advance on Ticketflap

 

Hong Kong Rooftop Launch Party

Whitepark

After a couple of sell-out shows in London, Whitepark is bringing their rooftop experience to Hong Kong. They’ve curated a ginormous lineup where the DJs will take you on a journey through the sounds of UK music, from House to Garage to Drum & Bass.

When:     19 October 2018
Where:    FoFo by el Willy, Central
Tickets:  $130, Event Website

 

Iron Curtis “Upstream Color” Album Tour

Iron Curtis

Following an EP on Uncanny Valley early in the year, Iron Curtis’ second solo album was released on September 24th. They perform tracks from the new album, Upstream Color in Hong Kong.

When:     19 October 2018
Where:    Social Room, Central
Tickets:  $120, Ticketflap

 

Pleasurekraft & Brennen Grey

Pleasurekraft

Originally formed in 2010, Pleasurekraft is a musical vision attempting to express the power and beauty of the Cosmos through the language of techno music. Pleasurecraft will perform alongside Brennen Gray as they keep the party going late into the night.

When:     2 November 2018
Where:    Yojimbo, Central
Tickets:  $200, Ticketflap

 

Diwali Beats with The Zero Point

Diwali Beats

Celebrate Diwali at Tamarind with the contemporary sounds of The Zero Point. The evening will be filled with music, food, drinks and Diwali sparkle.

When:     10 November 2018
Where:    Tamarind, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $450, Ticketflap

 

Lan Kwai Fong Japan Carnival

Continuing from last year’s success, the two-day signature Lan Kwai Fong street carnival is set to be an extravaganza of Japanese culture, offering authentic Japanese delicacies, beverages and spectacular entertainment.

When:     10-11 November 2018
Where:    Lan Kwai Fong
For more information:  Event Website

 

ALTN8 2018 at PMQ

ALTN8

ALTN8 is returning this year as one of Asia’s leading dance music events. Hong Kong sets the scene for this third edition of the festival for informed and impassioned electronic music fans. The main stage will boast a fully immersive sound system and all round electrifying production.

When:     24 November 2018
Where:    PMQ, Central
Tickets:  $840, Ticketflap


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Sports

Hong Kong World Sixes

Hong Kong World Sixes

The Hong Kong World Sixes is returning bigger and better than ever with an expanded three-day format featuring 12 international teams competing in the world’s fastest cricket format.

When:     26 October 2018
Where:    Kowloon Cricket Club
Tickets:  From $160 for a one-day pass, Ticketflap

 

Country Club ITF Seniors Open 2018

The Country Club ITF Seniors Open offers the largest prize money among all senior tournaments in Hong Kong, creating a bold statement to establish the Country Club ITF Senior Open on the international tournament calendar and to attract high calibre senior players from Hong Kong, the Club itself, and from all around the world.

When:     5-9 November 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Country Club, Wong Chuk Hang
Tickets:  $20, Ticketflap

 

Alisports WESG Hong Kong Esports Festival 2018

This event is the Hong Kong Qualifier competition, and the five competition games include CS: GO, DOTA 2, StarCraft II, Hearthstone and PES 2019. Other than the official competition games, the ER E-Speed Series will be held over the period. Other than the competition there are extensive VR, AR and digital game experiences, a cosplay competition, virtual and real idol mini-concerts and more.

When:     9-11 November 2019
Where:    AsiaWorld-Summit (Hall2), Chek Lap Kok
Tickets:  From $100, Ticketflap

 

Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Badminton Open

Yonex Badminton

The 6-day YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open Badminton Championships is

When:     13-18 November 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Coliseum, Hong Hum
Tickets:  From $40, Urbtix

 

Honma Hong Kong Open

Hong Kong Open

The 2018 Honma Hong Kong Open is celebrating 60 years of bringing world class golf to Hong Kong. Watch Masters Champion Patrick Reed battle it out with Ryder Cup rivals Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, and a host of other top international players for one of Asia’s most prestigious sporting crowns.

When:     22-25 November 2018
Where:    The Hong Kong Golf Club, New Territories
Tickets:  From Free, Ticketflap

 

Longines Masters of Hong Kong 2019

Longines Masters

Now in its seventh edition, the Longines Masters of Hong Kong has become an integral part of the region’s social and cultural calendar, combining heart-pounding competition by the world’s top show jumping riders and horses with world-class entertainment, fashion, art and gastronomy.

When:     15-17 February 2019
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo (Hall 8)
Tickets:  From $180, Ticketflap

 

FIA Formula E Hong Kong E-Prix

Formula E
Entering its third electrifying season, the FIA Formula E Hong Kong E-Prix will return to its iconic circuit along the Hong Kong harbourfront this upcoming March. Hong Kong will be the fifth of 13 legs spanning across 12 cities in the championship.

When:     9-10 March 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Harbourfront
For more information:  Event Website


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Movies Opening in Hong Kong This Week

Check out these film releases that are opening this week at theatres around Hong Kong, visit the Hong Kong Movie app to get more information and show times.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

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Other Events

Container Port Tour with Hong Kong Yachting

Container Port

Get picked up in Central and go on a unique tour of the world’s largest container port. Their boat Jungle Jane has special permission to drive right inside the port to take guests where no other boat can go right inside the container ship terminal. The tour includes a bbq lunch.

When:     Saturdays in October
Where:    Pick up from central
Tickets:  $900 per adult, $760 per child, Website

 

Pink Season

Asia’s premier LGBT+ festival that celebrates acceptance, inclusion, and awareness, with 22 unique events and activities ranging from arts and culture to entertainment, education, family and sports and adventure. Under this year’s theme, ‘Supporting and giving back to the LGBT+ community’, the events will take place all over Hong Kong through a 5 week period.

When:     28 September – 3 November 2018
Where:    Various venues
Tickets:  Find events and tickets on Eventbrite

 

Lunchtime Series

Tai Kwun is perfectly located to offer a brief reprieve from the chaos of the workplace. Head out and enjoy 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.

When:     Mondays and Wednesdays in October
Where:    Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun
Tickets:  Free, Event Website

 

Wedge HK01: Are we Fashionably Sustainable?

Join the 1st Wedge Chapter in Hong Kong by Green Is The New Black Asia for a thought-provoking discussion with thought leaders, tech entrepreneurs, and fashion experts decreasing the negative impact of the fashion industry.

When:    17 October 2018
Where:    STUDIO, Central
Tickets:  $105.99, Eventbrite

 

Pink Dot Festival

Pink Dot HK is a free, annual outdoor carnival and concert in support of inclusiveness and diversity.

When:     21 October 2018
Where:    Art Park, West Kowloon
For more information:  Event Website

 

Intangible Cultural Heritage Mart

Intangible Culture Festival

A highlight and one of the most sought-after events of the Hong Kong Cultural Festival, this year’s ICH Mart will be showcasing an even wider variety of invaluable local heritage. From celebratory rituals to performing arts, traditional delicacies to tea ceremonies, visitors are invited to explore the various aspects upon which Hong Kong’s culture was built.

When:     26 October 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza B, Tsim Sha Tsui
For more information:  Event Website

 

The Ambassadors’ Ball

Hyperenvironment

The annual fundraising gala dinner for Design Trust is back with the theme of HYPER ENVIRONMENT. This theme will examine the ever-changing relationship between non-urban and urban areas of the earth. Using colour, light technology, unique materials and props, guests will be encouraged to contemplate the state of the countryside and its disruptive transformation.

When:     27 October 2018
Where:    Grand Ballroom, Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong
For more information:  Event Website

 

Shi Fu Miz

Shi Fu Miz

The Shi Fu Miz festival is a music and art project created by Hong Kong based creative agency, FuFu, and the music collective La Mamie’s from France, in order to offer modern and original cultural activities in Hong Kong.

When:     27-28 October 2018
Where:    Saiyuen Camping and Adventure Park, Cheung Chau
Tickets:  From $402.76, Eventbrite

 

HER Fund Charity Screening “A Woman is a Woman”

HER Fund is organizing the “A Woman is a Woman” Charity Screening in order to enrich the public’s knowledge about transgender women and combat discrimination against them.

When:     2 November 2018
Where:    UA Cine Times, Causeway Bay
Tickets:  From $300, Ticketflap

 

Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Hong Kong International Literary Festival

The Hong Kong Literary Festival is back with a fresh new look. This year it will be held in Tai Kwun, the city’s brand new art and heritage site right in the heart of the city. Susie Orbach, Geoff Dyer and Imtiaz Dharker will join other writers at this year’s edition of the festival.

When:     2-11 November 2018
Where:    Tai Kwun
For more information:  Event Website

 

Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

The Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival is returning for its 19th edition to bring world-class Jewish-themed films to Hong Kong. The festival will present a selection of over 20 feature films, documentaries and shorts, including many award winners and Asian premieres.

When:     3-11 November 2018
Where:    Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Admiralty
Tickets:  From $90, Event Website

 

Heritage Vogue – Hollywood Road

Heritage Vouge Hollywood Road Street Carnival

The Heritage Vogue – Hollywood Road 2018 Street Carnival is returning again this year with a series of exhibitions, workshops and performances that provide a unique opportunity for the public to experience the rich history, heritage, cultural and artistic ambience of Hollywood Road.

When:     4 November 2018
Where:    Hollywood Road
For more information:  Facebook Page

 

Freespace Happening

Freespace Happening

From September 2018 to March 2019, Freespace Happening – the free outdoor music and arts event, returns every second weekend of each month with music, dance, literature-themed activities, a handicraft market, and a rich variety of creative workshops for everyone to enjoy.

When:     11 November, 8-9 December 2018, 13 January, 10 February, 9-10 March 2019
Where:    Art Park, West Kowloon
Tickets:  Free, For more information

 

The Elephant Foundation & African Wildlife Foundation Gala Dinner

To mark the fifth Elephant Week in Hong Kong, Daniel Ole Sambu and James Mwenda will take part in a school programme culminating in a fundraising dinner in conjunction with the African Wildlife Foundation which carries the theme of Take A Walk On The Wildside.

When:     16 November 2018
Where:    Island Shangri-La, Central
Tickets:  From $2,250, Ticketflap

 

TEDxTinHauWomen: “Showing Up Now”

The 2018 TEDWomen global theme is “Showing Up” – women the world over are no longer accepting the status quo. They’re joining forces in an explosion of discovery and ingenuity to drive real, meaningful change.

When:     30 November 2018
Where:    Sky 100, Kowloon
Tickets:  $450, Pelago Events

 

Adventist’s Got Talent

Adventist’s Got Talent aims to raise much-needed donations for the Medical Fund (Tsuen Wan) in order to support patients who lack access to financial means and medical care.

When:     2 December 2018
Where:     Auditorium, Hong Kong Adventist Hospital
Tickets:  From $100, Event Website

 

Sun Life Resolution Run

Sun Life Resolution Run

This family friendly, charity road race will include 4 distances including a 10km, 5km, 3km and a family 1km race, as well as a Corporate Cup and School Cup. The event will also raise money for Diabetes Hong Kong.

When:     27 January 2019
Where:    Science Park
For more information:  Event Website


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Melanie Grosjean is a full-time mommy and part-time writer who left the U.S. for Asia several years ago and never looked back. Nowadays, she spends as much time traveling with her husband and toddler as possible. When she isn’t on the road or squeezed into economy class, you can find her sipping an iced latte or blogging at www.adventurefamilylife.com.


 

 

 


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