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What's On in Hong Kong

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Music, Theatre & Dance (including kids theatre), Food & Drink, Art, ComedyShopping, Health & WellnessNightlife, Sports, Movie Openings, Other Events 

And we’ve rounded up all the best family-friendly events in this post.

 

Music

The Wanch – Born 20 October 1987

crowds outside The Wanch

Legendary live music venue The Wanch will be celebrating 30 years in the business with a 4 day live music party.

When:     19 – 22 October 2017
Where:    The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai
Tickets:   Free entry

 

Pete Moore Band

Frontman Pete Moore returns to Grappa’s Cellar for the last band gig of 2017. His All Star band boasts a collection of Asia’s most credentialed musicians coming together for a Classic Hits, Rock and Soul Revue.

When:     21 October 2017
Where:    Grappa’s Cellar, Central
Tickets:  $288, Ticketflap

 

Jockey Club Street Music Series

Free and open all, Born Lau (Classical), Odd Beholder (Electro-pop), The Majestic G (Funk/Soul), Rizzoknor (Electronic Music) will play in the main entrance of the Hong Kong Arts Centre.

When:     21 October 2017, 4:30pm-7:30pm
Where:    Main Entrance, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Tickets:   Free event, no need to register

 

SKI-HI Round A Ground 2017

SKY-HI, Japanese singer and member of the J-Pop group AAA is going to bring his SKY-HI ROUND A GROUND 2017 to Hong Kong this October.

When:     22 October 2017
Where:    Music Zone @ E-max, KITEC, Kowloon Bay
Tickets:  Go on sale August 17,  Live Nation

 

Pink Dot 2017

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An inclusive event for HK’s LGBT community and their friends and allies. Expect a diverse range of music and a celebration of love for everyone.

When:     22 October 2017
Where:   West Kowloon Nursery Park
Tickets:   Free entry, more info.

 

The Red Stripes

With a line-up of a dozen accomplished musicians, The Red Stripes is returning to bring their unique blend of ska, rock steady and pure mod vibes back to Hong Kong for a second edition.

When:     27 October 2017
Where:    Isara, Mui Wo, Lantau Island
Tickets:  $150, Ticketflap

 

Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Gospel Choir – photo credit Zach Ciaburri

This award winning South African Choir has taken to the stage with many famous names such as Bono, Diana Ross, John Legend and Celine Dion. They will showcase their diverse repertoire, powerful harmonies and exuberant stage presence in Hong Kong this month.

When & Where:
27 October 2017, Kwai Tsing Theatre
28 & 29 October 2017, Yuen Long Theatre
29 October 2017, Sha Tin Town Hall
Tickets:   from $160, Urbtix

 

(Re)Imagine

To open its 10th season, the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble presents five striking works from Asia and the USA that reimagine traditional musical materials and forms, exploring new sonic frontiers.

When:     28 October 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $75, HK Ticketing

 

ABBA MANIA

A spectacular tribute show to pop group ABBA which recreates their last live concert from 1979.

When:     28-29 October 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyirc Theatre
Tickets:  $395, HK Ticketing

 

The Big Picnic

Picnic in the Park Hong Kong is THE family music and dance event of the year with two great stages, 10 hours of live entertainment, more than 20 live bands and plenty of dance performances.

When:     4 November 2017
Where:    Discovery Bay’s Beach and outdoor Plaza
For more information:  Facebook Event 

 

Lamma Fun Day Beach Music Festival

There will be two stages showcasing a diverse range of local musical talent.

When:     4 November 2017
Where:    Lamma Island
For More Information:  Facebook Page

 

Alex Metric

As a part of MO Bar’s MO Sound-Bites series, Alex Metric will play live for the first time in Hong Kong. The evening will feature original tracks and remixes and is sure to feature a dance-tastic set.

When:     10 November 2017
Where:    MO Bar, Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Tickets:  From $200, Ticketflap

 

Swire Symphony Under the Stars

Enjoy this uniquely Hong Kong event with a concert under the night sky, complete with fireworks and Hong Kong’s skyline as the backdrop.

When:     11 November 2017
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  Registration details to be announced, For more information

 

The Rhythm of Life

The Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir, nowadays as multicultural as the city itself, will entertain audiences with a harmonious blend of songs old and new.

When:    11 & 18 November 2017
Where:    HKAPA, Concert Hall
Tickets:   from $200, HK Ticketing

 

Eric Marienthal


Saxophone ace, Eric Marienthal, is returning to Hong Kong to perform with two special groups: Hong Kong Sax Assault, a talented group of ten or more local saxophonists and the Hong Kong Jazz Club Reunion Band.

When:     13 November 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Arts Centre, Shouson Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $180, Ticketflap

 

Clockenflap

Clockenflap

Hong Kong’s best music and art festival will attract world-class performers including Massive Attack (Sunday), The Prodigy (Saturday),  Feist (Friday), Mø (Sunday) and The Dandy Warhols (Sunday). Get the latest lineup details here.

When:     17-19 November
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:   Starting at $930 for a day pass. Student discounts. From Clockenflap website.

 

YUZU

Japanese pop/folk duo, YUZU are returning to Hong Kong after their sold-out success last year. The band attracts many people with their empathetic lyrics and striking tender melodies.

When:     29 November 2017
Where:    Macpherson stadium,
Tickets:  From $580, Cityline

 

Shawn Mendes Illuminate World Tour 2017

Multi-platinum singer songwriter and global sensation Shawn Mendes will bring his acclaimed Illuminate World Tour to Hong Kong this Winter. Shawn is touring in support of his second album Illuminate and this will mark his first ever headlining arena tour.

When:     13 December 2017
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Hall 10
Tickets:  $680, HK Ticketing

 

Creamfields 2017

Creamfields, the UK’s largest electronic dance music brand is going to bring the biggest electronic dance party to Hong Kong for the first-time ever. This 2-day festival will feature an unbeatable line-up and a top-notch production crew with acts such as Above & Beyond, Aly & Fila, Brohug, Carta, DVBBS, R3HAB and more.

When:     15-16 December
Where:    AsiaWorld Expo Hall 8 and 10
Tickets:  From $888, Hotdog Tix

 

Imagine Dragons

Grammy Award winner and Multi-Platinum selling band, Imagine Dragons is returning to HK again with their Evolve World Tour.

When:     13 January 2017
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo Arena
Tickets:  Live Nation Members Pre-sale – 6-7 October, Public On Sale – 10 October, HK Ticketing

 

Sonar

Respected by music fans the world over for its eclectic lineup, high-quality production and unwavering support for pioneering electronic artists, Sonar is back for second edition in Hong Kong.

When:     17-18 March 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Science Park
Tickets:  EarlyBird Pass $780, Ticketflap

 

Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour in Macao & Hong Kong 2018

Bruno Mars

This Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling singer, songerwriter, producer and musician needs no introduction and we’re feeling excited about his trip to Macao in April 2018. 28 April & 12 May are sold out, but tickets for 13 May go on sale 20 October.

When:     28 April 2018
Where:   Cotai Arena Venetian Macao
Tickets:  Live Nation Lushington

When:    12 & 13 May 2018
Where:   AsiaWorld Expo
Tickets:  HKTicketing

 

Harry Styles

Coming off of overwhelming response to his first solo show in South-East Asia, the star will perform in Hong Kong with special guest WARPAINT.

When:     5 May 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets:  From $488, HK Ticketing

 
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Find all the best events for children and families in our regularly updated Kids & Family What’s On Guide.

View from Victoria Peak


Theatre & Dance

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Comedic genius Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure.

When:     18-28 October 2017
Where:    Fringe Club, Central
Tickets:  From $240, Ticketflap

 

Guess How Much I Love You

This playful show based on the classic, best-selling children’s book will unfold on stage through puppets, live music and interactive play for children aged 3 and up along with their families.

When:     20-22 October 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Drama Theatre
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

Lula del Ray

Performed with overhead projectors, shadow puppets, silhouette actors, live music and cinematic techniques, Luna del Ray recounts the story of a lonely adolescent girl who runs away from home to chase country music.

When:     27 October 2017
Where:    New ArtisTree, Quarry Bay
Tickets:  From $125, Ticketflap

 

Hong Kong Open Air Cinema Club – The Conjuring

In celebration of Halloween, Hong Kong Open Air Cinema Club is hosting this showing of The Conjuring. Enjoy a classic horror movie accompanied by drinks and snacks.

When:     27 October 2017
Where:    The Hive Co-working space, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $120 for Hive members, $140 for non-members, Facebook Event

 

I, Malvolio

Tim Crouch’s award-winning, one man show has toured the world to wide international acclaim. It’s part of a masterful series of performances that look at Shakespeare’s plays from the perspective of minor characters.

When:     28-29 October 2017
Where:    Freespace @ Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay
Tickets:  From $125, Ticketflap

 

Secret Theatre Project Mayhem

Back for another round, the Secret Theatre is a night of immersive storytelling at a secret warehouse location. This years show, Project Mayhem, will add an immersive dining experience as a ticket option which includes a Project Mayhem themed 3-course dinner catered by the Butchers Club. The show is strictly 18+.

When:     3 November – 10 December 2017
Where:    Secret Location to be revealed upon purchasing ticket
Tickets: From $850, Ticketflap

 

Le Corsaire

This November, Hong Kong Ballet is presenting the highly anticipated Asian premiere of Le Corsaire (The Pirate). An exotic fable of a dashing pirate’s love for a beautiful harem girl, Le Corsaire features captive maidens, rich pashas, suspenseful abductions, dramatic rescues and a poisoned rose, culminating in an unexpected shipwreck that’s one of the most breathtaking spectacles in all of ballet.

When:     3-5, 10-12 November 2017
Where:    Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $140, Urbtix

 

“A Plastic Ocean” Film Showing

“A Plastic Ocean” is a new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. The film will be shown for free to the public.

When:     5 November 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Academy Theatre, Sai Kung
Tickets:  Free, Register on Eventbrite

 

Fantastic SWISSend

This double billed performance in dance and theatre will bring a fantastic weekend of Swiss-ness to Hong Kong with entertainment as well as encouragement to find our muse in life and fight for our dreams.

When:     10-11 November 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Arts Centre
Tickets:  From $220, On Sale 9 October on Urbtix

 

Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel will be presented on the Met stage in a production starring Anna Netrebko and Peter Mattai as Tatiana and Onegin.

When:     12 November 2017
Where:    HKAPA Bethanie Landmark Heritage Campus, Bethanie Theatre
Tickets:  $210, HK TIcketing

 

Father Christmas

This heartwarming and family friendly adaptation of the popular children’s book by Raymond Briggs. The engaging show is the perfect introduction to theatre for young children and there is no minimum age.

When:     1-2 December 2017
Where:     The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre
Tickets:  From $435, HK Ticketing

 

The Sound of Music

This production of The Sound of Music is performed in its original Broadway stage version of the 1959 premier in new York.

When:     15-16 December 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $180, Urbtix

 

HK Ballet: The Nutcracker

Hong Kong’s ultimate family holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, returns to enthrall audiences once again with the splendor and magic of Clara and Fritz’s grand adventure. Set to Tchaikovksky’s iconic music with live accompaniment by Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

When:     15-24 December 2017
Where:    Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Center
Tickets:  From $180, Tickets go on sale 15 October,  Event Website

 

Cats

Following its triumphant season in London’s West End, the acclaimed revival of Andrew Lloyd  Webber’s legendary musical is set to have audiences purring with pleasure when it comes to Hong Kong this January.

When:     6-28 January 2018
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  From $330, HK Ticketing

 

Kidsfest

In January & February 2018 Kidsfest returns to Hong Kong. Children’s favourite books are brought to life in some fabulous stage productions.

You can see the whole Kidsfest lineup in our Kids & Family What’s On Guide here.


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Comedy

Whodunnit? Improv Comedy @ Social Room

TBC Improv HK & Karate Tuesday present a whodunnit… you decide if Reverend Black killed sweet Lady Lilac in the attic with an ice pick… or if sweet Lady Lilac gouged Reverend Black’s eyes out with a toothbrush in outer space.

When:     21 October 2017
Where:    Social Room, Stanley Street, Central
Tickets:   $130 in advance Eventbrite or $150 on the door

 

Stand Up HK 香港是但噏 All-Stars Comedy Show 棟篤笑表演「幾個朋友仔」

Improv comedians

Featuring comics including Bav, Eman Lam, Texas John and Troy Lewis, the evening begins with English comedy at 7.30pm, and Cantonese comedy at 8.30pm.  10 percent of the profits are being donated to Plan International and the “Because I am a Girl” global campaign. BYOB.

When:     21 October 2017
Where:    Comix, Wan Chai
Tickets:   $140, https://www.standup-hk.com/tours

 

Finals of the 11th Annual HK International Comedy Competition

Claiming to be the best comedy competition in Asia, the Finals of the 11th annual Hong Kong International Comedy Competition will feature some of the best acts in Hong Kong as they battle it out for a top prize of $40,000 and a comedy tour in the US.

When:     4 November 2017
Where:    Cyberport Conference and Exhibition Centre, Pokfulam
Tickets:  $350, Ticketflap

 

Sapan and Alex Live in Hong Kong

This 90-minute comedy show will showcase two of the best comedians in India and founders of the hugely successful East India Comedy.

When:     6-7 November 2017
Where:    Sheung Wan Civic Centre (6th) and Take Out Comedy Club (7th)
Tickets:  $300, Ticketflap

 

The Best of British Standup Comedy

British comedians Jonny Awsum, Paul Thorne and Tim Clark are bringing the best of British Comedy to Hong Kong this November.

When:     10 November 2017
Where:    Tamarind, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $290, Ticketflap

 

Atul Khatri Live in HK

Atul Khatri is rated one of the top stand-up comedians in India. He performs at sold-out shows worldwide and is trending on social media. This will be his first solo gig in Hong Kong.

When:     18 November 2017
Where:    On The List, Central
Tickets:  From $270, Ticketflap

 

Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour

The biggest British comedian in recent years, Michael McIntyre is performing in Hong Kong for just one night on his new world tour. He’s just come off of a two-year sabbatical and the show promises to deliver plenty of new material and hilarity.

When:     27-28 November 2017
Where:    Star Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  From $488, HK Ticketing


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Health & Wellness

The Movement Market

A 4-day event featuring movement and yoga classes brought to you by Hong Kong’s finest Yogis and fitness instructors. The family and dog-friendly gathering will feature a variety of interesting pop-up shops.

When:     14, 21, 28 October, 4 November 2017
Where:    MANA! Cafe, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  From $200, Event Website

 

Karma Yoga: Vinyasa Flow with Wendy & Shoko & Lizzie

Practise a beautiful vinyasa flow class with Wendy in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The charity class is open to the public and each participant will receive a HKBCF Breast Health gift set.

When:     21 October 2017
Where:    Pure Yoga, The Centrium, Central
Tickets:  Minimum donation of $300, Event Website

 

Disco Yoga Neon Night

Come enjoy a full hour of flow style yoga set to a fantastic disco soundtrack and experience the popular new fitness craze in Hong Kong.

When:     21 October 2017
Where:    Crossfire Arena, Hong Kong Island
Tickets:  $161.50, Eventbrite

 

Hong Kong Life ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup

This popular sprint triathlon will return to Sunny Bay in Lantau Island this October. The two-day event is open to public participation with various age-group competitions including fun distances, relay races and kids races.

When:     21-22 October 2017
Where:    Sunny Bay, Lantau Island
Registration:   Event Website

 

Pranayama and Meditation Complimentary Classes with Emma Slade

Emma Slade has taught yoga and meditation for more than 15 years and will guide students in this free workshop through Yoga Breathing, formal pranayama and simple asana practice. She will also be signing copies of her book Set Free.

When:     3, 5 November 2017
Where:    Asia Standard Tower (3 Nov.) and Pacific Place (5 Nov.)
For more information:  Event Website

 

Reebox Spartan Sprint

Known around the world for their hard-core races, Spartan’s sprint is their shortest race, but it is sure to still offer a challenge with a course full of challenging obstacles. There will be kids races as well.

When:    4 November 2017
Where:    To be determined
Tickets:  From $50, Event Website

 

Women’s Five

The Women’s Five is a 5K race, but it is also so much more. Included in your race registration is a full 5-week program of running, yoga, meditation and more to help you prepare for the race. This year, the minimum age has been lowered to 14, which is perfect for mums of teenagers.

When:     18 November 2017
Where:    Ma On Shan Promenade
Tickets:  Full Program $800, race only $390, Event Website

 

Hysan Island Hike and Run

This race will feature several distances ranging from 3 – 27 kilometers in an exciting hiking and running event on the trails of Deep Water Bay. The event will raise funds for Action Asia Foundation for disadvantaged children.

When:     25 November 2017
Where:    Deep Water Bay
Tickets:  From $100, Ticketflap

 

Jin Shin Jyutsu Seminar

A five day basic Jin Shin Jyutsu Class and 2 day special topic class focused on bust, waist and hip lines with instructor Carlos Gutterres.

When:     2-6 and 9-10 December 2017
Where:    HKMA, Causeway Bay Centre
For more information:  [email protected] or 6056 4623


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Food & Drink

 

Marco Polo German Bierfest

This fun-filled evening will feature traditional German bites, selections of beers and all-night dancing against the panoramic backdrop of the Victoria Harbour. The German Bierfest also brings you traditional tunes and madcap antics by The Notenhoblers, a seven-member band from Germany.

When:     20 October – 11 November
Where:    Viewing Platform, Level 6, Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel
Tickets:  From $250, HK Ticketing

 

Oliver Deutschmann

Hypnotic and Social Room are joining forces to bring you the eclectic style of world-renowned DJ Oliver Deutschmann.

When:     21 October 2017
Where:    Social Room, Won Hing Building, Central
Tickets:  $120 in advance, $150 at the door, Ticketflap

 

HK Wine & Dine Festival

Every year, the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival brings together world-class food, drinks and entertainment right next to the stunning Victoria Harbour skyline.

When:     26-29 October 2017
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  From $30, For more information   

 

Meet the Maker – Nick Brow

Meet wine-maker Nick Brow as you enjoy a four-course dinner paired with five wines. You will get a chance to venture into the world-renowned fortifieds that are coming out of Australia’s Victoria region and sample a range of exciting wines as you learn about Nick and his team.

When:     26 October 2017
Where:    208 Deucento Otto, Central
Tickets:  $680, Event Website

 

A Taste of Food

Come and taste food and drinks normally only available for sale over the internet. Discovery delicious products you wouldn’t expect to buy in HK!

When:    28 October 2017, 11:00-17:00
Where:    Wong Chuk Hang Station
Tickets:   Free event, information here: Facebook Event

 

Butcher’s Club Craft Beer Festival

The Butcher’s Club is teaming up with 6 local brewers to bring you a Craft Beer Festival on the Rooftop of The Secret Kitchen. Guests can expect over 50 kinds of beer, live bands, games and a Barbecue by The Butcher’s Club Burger.

When:     28 October 2017
Where:    The Butcher’s Club, Wong Chuk Hang
Tickets:  $500, Facebook Event

 

Halloween South Side Market Long Lunch

The Butcher’s Club Club’s Southside Market Long Lunch returns. The event is a Brother’s Grimm-style, fairytale Halloween party and will feature a pumpkin carving competition and prizes for the best costumes as well as delicious food prepared by The Butcher’s Club.

When:     29 October 2017
Where:    The Butcher’s Club, Wong Chuk Hang
Tickets:  $250 ages 4 and up, ages 3 and under free, Facebook Event

 

Hong Kong Vegfest

Over 70 companies, groups and individuals will be showcasing their vegan-friendly and eco-friendly products and services. There will be speakers and presentations, kids fun and games, movies, music and entertainment.

When:     29 October 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Adventist Academy, Clear Water Bay
Tickets:   Admission is free

 

Melbourne Cup Charity Long Lunch

Hong Kong’s leading online butcher, Farmer’s Market is teaming up with local charity, Angels for Orphans to put together this unmissable long lunch with all funds raise going directly to the Angels for Orphans charity to support their work with underprivileged children in the region. There will be free-flow drinks, canapes, and a three course meal. An after party will be held at The Butcher’s Club Secret Kitchen event space with transportation provided.

When:     7 November 2017
Where:    Aberdeen Marina Club
Tickets:  From $980, Event Website

 

2017 Melbourne Cup Long Lunch

Join the Australian Association for bubbles and canapes in the forecourt and watching the 2017 Melbourne Cup. A fashion show will showcase the best dressed ladies and gentlemen from the event. Lunch will include free-flow drinks, a BBQ buffet lunch and live betting.

When:     7 November 2017
Where:     Happy Valley Race Course, Forecourt & 3/F “The Millions Stand” and terrace
Tickets:  From $988, Eventbrite

 

Globe Beer Tutoring

Hong Kong’s hottest new social club for over-40s is hosting this event to celebrate good beer and British pub food. The group, led by beer tutor – Toby,  will get to try a selection of craft beers along with some bar snacks.

When:     13 December 2017
Where:   The Globe, Garley Building, Central
Tickets:  $488 for Mozaic club members, $588 for non-members

 

The Great Hong Kong Bar Race

The Second Annual Great Hong Kong Bar Race will feature teams of four competing to solve the clues and race to be the first team to the ending location. All money raised goes to support @love21foundation which is a local charity supporting the Down’s Syndrome and autistic communities.

When:     19 May 2018
Where:    Rula Bula, Lan Kwai Fong
For more information:  Facebook Event


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Shopping & Markets

Poho Market

A new local farmers market offering 100% local and certified organic products.

When:     1st and 3rd Saturday each month
Where:    Outside teakha on Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

Handmade Hong Kong at Park Island Market

This laidback market is returning to Park Island with more than 60 vendors selling foods, indie arts, handicrafts and other speciality goods.

When:    3 December 2017
Where:    Park Island, Ma Wan
Tickets:  Free event, for more information Facebook Event

 

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

This weekend market by Handmade Hong Kong offers DIY Indie Arts, Crafts and other goods from small traders. Stay for dinner at one of the designated fabulous D’Deck restaurants and enjoy a free ferry ride back to Central.

When:     12 November, 26 November, 10 December
Where:    Discovery Bay Plaza
For more information:  Event Website

 

Find a complete roundup of holiday bazaars and markets here.

santas and snowmen


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Nightlife

Find all of the hottest Halloween parties in Hong Kong in this post

halloween cocktail

 

Clicquot Carnaval

chill out zone at Armani Prive
Veuve Clicquot and COVE are transforming the roof terrace of Armani/Prive into the Rio Carnaval. Partygoers can expect an electrifying atmosphere with live samba dancers, drummers and renowned DJs as they enjoy glasses of Veuve Clicquot throughout the night.

When:     21 October 2017
Where:    Armani/Prive, Central
Tickets:  From $198 including a glass of Champagne and a selection of sushi, Eventbrite


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Art

On Sharks and Humanity

The 5th edition of this art exhibition brings together contemporary artists in a powerful exhibition demonstrating the relationship between art and society. The exhibit strives to raise awareness and end the practice of shark finning.

When:     28 June-31 December 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Pier
TIckets:  $30 at the door, Event website

 

Samantha Li’s Painting on Photo Collection

Tycoon Tann will present this exciting art exhibit featuring the work of talented local artist Samantha Li. The exhibit will be accompanied by two new desserts inspired by Li’s artwork.

When:     11 August – 31 October 2017
Where:    Tycoon Tann, Central
Reservations:  3125 3228 or [email protected]

 

The Weight of Lightness: Ink Art at M+

Featuring more than forty artists from across Asia and beyond, the museum’s first presentation of ink art will look at the diverse explorations that have taken place over the last sixty years.

When:     13 October – 14 January 2017
Where:    M+ Pavillion, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:  Free Event, For more information

 

CHARBON Art Space 2nd Anniversary Exhibition

Located in a 1,700 square foot multi-purpose space in Wong Chuk Hang, CHARBON art space will celebrate its second anniversary this autumn unveiling The Awakening, a solo exhibition by Hong Kong visual artist and poet Claire Lee.

When:     14 October – 11 November (special grand opening event on 14 October)
Where:    CHARBON Art Space, Wong Chuk Hang
Tickets:  Free public admission

 

Instacollective Art Exhibit

This Instagram-themed exhibition will include more than 12 International artists and a few local HK artists. Artists are selected solely from Instagram with the format of the exhibit retaining the likeness of original Instagram posts. An opening reception will be held on 20th October.

When:     20 October 2017 – 1 January 2018
Where:    Geneyclee Gallery, Kwun Tong
For more information:  Event Website

 

Under Our Shelter: Photography Exhibit

This powerful photographic exhibition presented by the Center for Refugees will provide a curated look at Hong Kong’s history as a place of refuge using new, archived and privately held images, many of which have never been displayed in public. The opening preview on the 19th is ticketed, with tickets priced at $288, however the other days are free with a suggested donation of $100.

When:     19-28 October 2017
Where:    19-22 October @ Loft 22, Lan Kwai Fong, 23-28 October @ St. Andrew’s Church, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  $288 for Grand Opening Night, Ticketflap

 

In Search of Light Photography Exhibit

‘In Search of Light’ by photographer George Turner brings Northern Europe alive across the colour of all four seasons. The event will feature destinations such as Norway, Finland, Scotland and Ireland. There will be exclusive opportunities to meet the artist, private exhibition tours, an outdoor photography workshop and drinks with Talisker and Italicus.

When:     21 October – 9 December 2017
Where:    The Haven by Jacada Travel, Central
Tickets:  Exhibit is free, some related activities have a fee, RSVP at The [email protected]

 

Freespace at Taikoo Place

This collaborative project brings together local, regional and international artists to showcase contemporary and cross-disciplinary art forms ranging from shadow puppetry, outdoor music concerts and contemporary dance performances to immersive theatre productions. The performances will be presented in multiple spaces at different times of the day.

When:     26 October – 5 November 2017
Where:    ArtisTree, Taikoo Place
For more information:  Event Website

Read more about Art in the City with Freespace at Taikoo Place

 

Hong Kong Art Week 2017 – “Artropolis”
Gallery walk Hong Kong

In its fifth year, HK Art Week is taking on the theme “Artropolis” and bringing a vibrant 12-day festival to the city. Over 50 galleries are participating with a charity Gallery Walk on 21 November being one of the most popular events. A kick-off party at the Four Seasons will open the celebrations with the unveiling of an exciting “Art Car” by Cyril Delettre.

When:     15 – 26 November 2017
Where:    Various venues around Hong Kong
Tickets:  Most events free to the public, full program available at Event Website


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Sports

Hebe Haven 24 Hour Charity Dinghy Race

This 24-hour endurance boat race happens within the Pak Sha Wan Bay where the boats are in sight of Hebe Haven Yacht Club. The event will feature a mini village for visitors to enjoy the weekend, with plenty to entertain all the family. All proceeds go towards children’s charities in Hong Kong.

When:     21-22 October 2017
Where:    Hebe Haven Yacht Club, Pak Sha Wan Bay
For more information:  Event Website

 

Hong Kong World Sixes

Eight world class teams will participate over two frenetic days in what has been described as the fastest, most innovative cricket format in the world.

When:     28-29 October 2017
Where:    Kowloon Cricket Club, Jordan
Tickets:  From $700, Ticketflap

 

Hong Kong International Beach Water Polo Tournament & Beach Volleyball Tournament

Whether you register a team to compete in the tournament, or just come and join in the other activities and sports during the event, this is sure to be a fun day at the beach. In addition to exciting water polo action, there will be dodgeball, woodball, fitness and yoga events set up on the beach.

When:     28-29 October 2017
Where:    Repulse Bay Beach
Tickets:  From $18, Eventbrite

 

Pak Lung World Muay Thai Charity Fight

Pak Lung Wolrd Muay Thai Charity helps those in need through organizing sports events around the world. This event will feature some of the world’s top fighters going head to head in a total of 17 matches.

When:     31 October 2017
Where:    Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Center
Tickets:  From $300, HK Ticketing

 

Clearwater Bay Open 2017

Hong Kong will once again welcome professional golfers at this PGA TOUR China event. The tournament features a 120-strong field including Hong Kong’s No. 1, Jason Hak.

When:     2-5 November 2017
Where:    The Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club, Clearwater Bay
Tickets:  Free registration, Ticketflap

 

Regal Hotels Cup of Nations

Defending double champions Russia along with newcomers Kenya and Chile will compete with Hong Kong team in this competitive tournament spread over three match days. Proceeds benefit the Hong Kong Rugby Union Community Fund.

When:     10-18 November 2017
Where:    King’s Park Sports Ground and the Hong Kong Football Club
Tickets:  From $50, Ticketflap

 

UBS Hong Kong Open

One of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the region, and Hong Kong’s oldest professional sporting event is on track to deliver yet another world-class golfing spectacle to Hong Kong.

When:     23-26 November 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Golf Club, Sheung Shui
Tickets:  Free admission Thursday and Friday, $400 for weekend events, Ticketflap

 

FIA Formula E Hong Kong ePrix

Formula E Hong Kong ePrix will be returning to the streets of Hong Kong this year with a double-header over two days.

When:     2-3 December 2017
Where:    Central Harbourfront Area
For more information:  From $1440, Ticketflap

 

Longines Masters Hong Kong

This 3-day show jumping event will feature some of the world’s best riders, including Olympic medalists, performing in exhilarating show jumping competitions. The event is a unique cultural experience with luxury, art, gastronomy, entertainment and sports all under one roof.

When:     10-12 February 2018
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo
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.

Victoria & Abdul
Only The Brave
The Man with the Iron Heart
Wish Upon
Escape Room
Sky Hunter
Stratton
Miracles of the Namiya General Store

helpers on day off

Also don’t miss, The Helper Documentary. This Hong Kong made film chronicles the diverse stories of Hong Kong’s migrant domestic workers and explores the immense contribution they make to society in the face of heart-breaking separation from their loved ones. Running at AMC Pacific Place

 

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Other Events

***Featured Event***
Sedan Chair Race 2017

Starting from the historical site of the Matilda International Hospital, runners can carry a traditional sedan chair and enjoy running as well as the beautiful view along a 2.1 km course on the Peak.

When:     29 October 2017
Where:    Matilda International Hospital, The Peak
Tickets:  $1000 per team, additional donations depend on organization category Registration

 

Not Your Grandma’s Embroidery – Halloween Special

In a cheeky spin on traditional handmade crafts, this workshop will also have a creepy twist in honour of Halloween. Participants will gain some insight into the world of embroidery and learn a number of techniques that can be used on their final masterpiece.

When:     21 October 2017
Where:    Three Keys Craft Space, Chai Wan
Tickets:  $450 including all materials, Facebook Event

 

Summer Junk Boat Party – Save Water, Drink Liquor

Celebrate the last of summer with a junk party featuring food, free-flow alcohol all day, and on board entertainment.

When:     21 October 2017
Where:    Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
Tickets:  $550, Ticketflap

 

Kowloon Walled City Historical Walk

Local historian and writer, Jason Wordie will lead this interesting tour focused on the Kowloon Walled City that dates from the 1820s.

When:     21 October 2017
Where:    Mozaic, Central
Tickets:  $575 for Mozaic members, $688 for non-members, Facebook

 

TEDx WanChaiSalon: Voices of Change

In this special event, six speakers will gather to share stories of identity, empowerment, and creative expression from across the continent of Africa. The speakers are all artists, photographers, designers and visionaries who are remaking the world around them.

When:     25 October 2017
Where:    Eaton House, Citibank Plaza, Central
Tickets:  From $320, Ticketflap

 

Zombie Alert *** Ticket Giveaway ***

For one night only, in this immersive, interactive journey, you will have the opportunity to escape the compulsory city-wide evacuation (due to the zombie attack) as you train to defeat the zombies and complete a series of tasks and activities.

When:     28 October 2017
Where:    Classified location will be disclosed by email on confirmation
Tickets:  $827.75, Eventbrite

We have two tickets to this event to give away in this post.

 

The Naked Magicians

Following sold out shows and rave reviews in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, the world’s boldest and cheekiest magic show “The Naked Magicians” is returning to HK for three performances only.

When:     25-27 October 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  From $395, HK Ticketing

 

Hong Kong Beach Festival

Catch the Hong Kong International Beach Water Polo Tournament, Beach Dodgeball Tournament and Repulse Bay Triple, there will be Mermaid performance, Hong Kong International Beach Volleyball tournament, and Stand Up Paddle Board Polo Tournament (SUP Polo). Visitors not only can watch the games with pizza and beer, but also try and have a feel of different sports for free. Professional sand sculptors will teach kids and parents to build beautiful sand castles.

When:     28 & 29 October
Where:    Repulse Bay Beach
Tickets:    Tickets for sandcastle sculpting Ticketflap

 

Fall Winter Runway Fashion Show

fashion show

After a successful show back in May, Runway: Fashion Show and Market Place in the Hive Studios is back. The show will celebrate fashion’s newest movers and shakers where Hong Kong’s up and coming designers will showcase their work with an exciting runway show featuring 10 amazing designers.

When:     3 November 2017
Where:    The Hive Studios, Cheung Hing Industrial Building, Smithfield
Tickets:  From $150, Pelago Events

 

BloomMe X Oolaa Present: Pampering & Prosecco

BloomMe is teaming up with Oolaa to bring you a night of delicious drinks, fun games to win drinks, spa cash & beauty products, as well as deeply relaxing head and shoulder massages from The Right Spot. If you book in advance you can receive a goodie bag filled with amazing spa products valued at $1000!

When:     2 November 2017
Where:    Oolaa, Sheung Wan
Tickets:   $150, Eventbrite

BloomMe Mobile

 

TEDxTinHauWomen “Bridges: Two Become One”

A Brand new TEDx chapter, TEDxTinHauWomen will debut with this inagural event this OCtober. this is a new TEDx event and the only annual TEDx event dedicated to women in Hong Kong. The November 3 event will coincide with the global TEDWomen event hosted in New Orleans. The topic this year is “Bridges” which has been adapted for Hong Kong to be ‘Two become One.’

When:     3 November 2017
Where:    PMQ – Qube
Tickets:  $400, Pelago Events

 

Hong Kong International Literary Festival

This annual event, held over 10 days each autumn features established and emerging writers from around the world in an extensive programme that includes discussions, literary lunches and dinners, workshops, debates, book signings and readings. This year’s programme will include Ian Rankin and Amy Tan among other authors.

 

When:     3-12 November 2017
Where:    Various venues
Tickets:  Various prices, Ticketflap

 

Gold Coast Motor Festival

This second edition of Gold Coast Motor Festival is billed as Hong Kong’s premier motor celebration. The event will feature prestigious motor brands and industry players from around the world and a showcase of over 80 world-class collector and classic cars.

When:     10-12 November 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Gold Coast, New Territories
Tickets:  From $100, HK Ticketing

 

Hong Kong Rugby Union Charity Ball

Hong Kong’s largest annual fundraising event which benefits various Po Leung Kuk initiatives that help the less privileged children in Hong Kong. This years event will feature the World Classic Rockers.

When:     11 November 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets:  $2488, Ticketflap

 

Freespace Happening

Freespace Happening at West Kowloon Nursery Park

Freespace Happening on 8.10.17

Bring your picnic mats and enjoy a whole range of enriching cultural events in the great open spaces of the Nursery Park. There will be literature themed activities, African drum-dance, dance workshops, a handicraft market, lots of DIY workshops, live music and later on open air cinema.

When:     11 & 12 November 2017, 2pm-10pm
Where:    Nursery Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:   Free but registration is required for some workshops, more info here

 

St Andrew’s Ball

Calling all Scots… the St Andrew’s Society will be celebrating St Andrew’s Day with a black tie ball.

When:     25 November 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Football Club
Tickets:   $1,500, St Andrew’s Society website

 

Festival du Feminin Hong Kong 2017

An international, women-only event dedicated to the exploration of the feminine through interactive workshops. The event will feature workshops, talks, experiential sessions and much more.

When:     25-25 November 2017
Where:    MuiWo Beach Resort, Silvermine Bay
Tickets:  From $690, Pelago Events

 

Tai O Village Tour and Barbecue

The hottest new social club for over 40s, Mozaic, is hosting a village tour and barbecue event in Tai O this weekend. Join the club for a small monthly fee and get access to 10 or more well curated and planned events each and every month. There’s a whole range of exciting events on offer each month including music, wine tasting, hiking and shows chosen to help members connect with other over 40s and make new friends.

When:     9 December 2017
Where:    Mozaic, Central
Tickets:  $988 for members, $1188 for non-members, Facebook Event

 

Lumieres Hong Kong

Light show at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Inspired by and in partnership with the mega event Fête des Lumières de Lyon (France), one of the world’s oldest light festival, Lumieres Hong Kong will feature three nights of light installations, video projections, art pieces and dining experiences. A first-class line-up of local and international light artists, who will turn landmark sites and buildings in Central, Sheung Wan and Tsim Sha Tsui districts into canvases, and honour Hong Kong’s very own unique culture with the art of illumination.

When:      23-25 November
Where:     Various locations around HK
Tickets:   More information here 


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View from Victoria Peak


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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