What’s On in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's most comprehensive guide to what's on over the coming months. We've done all the legwork and found these events that we know you'll love!

What's on in Hong Kong

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What’s On This Weekend 15-17  November 2019

JoJoMa @ Peel Fresco Music Lounge
Hong Kong Sinfonietta – Beethoven Triple Concerto @ Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
JoJoMa @ Peel Fresco Music Lounge
Punk O’ Lamma @ Lamma Grill
Neo Arctic by Hotel Pro Forma @ Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium
Re-Mark @ Freespace, West Kowloon
Whose Line Is It Anyway? with Marcus Brigstocke @ Eaton Club
Captain Khalid’s I Think I’m Single 2 World Tour @ HK Fringe Club
HKI’s November Improv Show @ Steam Cafe and Studio
Dylan Moran @ KITEC
Charity Fitness Classes by Hoya Kerry Activewear
Alive Wellness ‘In Gratitude’ Open House Event
Healing and Dancing in Nature @ Tung Fu Village
Dreamscape @ IKIGAI Wellness
Vibrance! Sounding and Moving the Chakras – Silent Disco @ Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park
Free Flow Yoga with Daisy @ Tamar Park
Bite & Fly Dining Contest
Off Menu @ Peak Galleria
La Grosse Race 2019 @ Cheung Chau
Disco Baguette @ Behind Bars
James Zabiela @ Ignis
Rave Ma2: The Cave @ Secret Location
GianLuca Vacchi @ dragon-i
YONEX-SUNRISE HK Open Badminton Championships @ Hong Kong Coliseum
Jockey Club New Arts Power
Leonardo da Vinci Art & Science, Then & Now @ City University Exhibition Gallery
Projekt Berlin @ Tai Kwun
The Festival de Cannes Film Week @ K11 Musea
Fiesta Cubana @ Cafe Mezacado
Feel Good Arty Saturdays @ Wild at Art Studio
Hong Kong Eco Film Festival @ Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Music

Shake That Thing

Shake that thing band

Shake That Thing is a Hong Kong band featuring local jazzmen Fat Wong (trumpet), Ram Cheung (guitar and vocals), Paul Chan (keys), Hin Leung (bass), Andrew Wong (sax) and Lego Shum (drums). They’ve got a fresh style and mainly play swing.

When:     14 November 2019
Where:    Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Facebook

 

The Marias Live in Hong Kong

The Marias

Puerto Rican bred and Atlanta raised Maria and Josh Conway have been releasing soothing psychedelic Soul music to their audience since 2016. Don’t miss their live debut in Hong Kong!

When:     14 November 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  From $380, Ticketflap

 

Naia Izumi

Naia Izumi

Izumi honed his playing by busking the streets of Los Angeles where he’d record his performances and post them to YouTube and Facebook. Experience his soulful vocals and complex rhythms when he performs live in Hong Kong.

When:     14 November 2019
Where:    Terrible Baby, Eaton HK
Tickets:  From $180, Ticketflap

 

JoJoMa

Jazz it up with JoJoMa, a four piece jazz band led by saxophone player Joseph Marchione (JoJoMa) and featuring Rod Chui (keys), Chan Kam Ming (bass), Samuel Chan (drums).

When:     16 November 2019
Where:    Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Facebook

 

Hong Kong Sinfonietta – Beethoven Triple Concerto

Sitkovetsky Trio

Sitkovetsky Trio will collaborate with Hong Kong Sinfonietta under the baton of Principal Guest Conductor Christoph Poppen, playing Beethoven’s Concerto in C for Violin, Cello and Piano. The program will also include Symphony No. 1 by composer Hans Werner Henze and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 as well as works by Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.

When:      16 November 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $160, Urbtix

 

JoJoMa

Jazz it up with JoJoMa, a four piece jazz band led by saxophone player Joseph Marchione (JoJoMa) and featuring Rod Chui (keys), Chan Kam Ming (bass), Samuel Chan (drums).

When:     16 November 2019
Where:    Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Facebook

 

Punk O’ Lamma

Punk o Lamma

The Punk O’ Lamma Festival is back with awesome bands, lots of beers and Lamma Island vibes. What else do you need?

When:     16 November 2019
Where:    Lamma Grill, Lamma Island
For more information:  Facebook

 

Clockenflap 2019

Clockenflap

The Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival is returning for its 12th edition, bringing together a sparkling array of talent, unique attractions and music-loving fans that all adds up to one of the best weekends of the year! Check the final Clockenflap lineup here.

When:     22 November 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  $1,200 for 3-day weekend general admission, Ticketflap

 

HK Phil: The Labeque Sisters

Labeque Sisters

Jaap van Zweden will conduct and the Labeque Sisters will perform on the piano a programme that includes works by Wagner, Philip Glass, Chan Kai-young and Mussorgsky.

When:     22-23 November 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $380, Ticketflap

 

FreshUp 2019 <<Our City>>

Fresh Up

With the theme “Our City” for FreshUp 2019, musicians will reflect on their emotions and bond with their city – Hong Kong. Guest bands Cassette and Stirfry will join in with local new talent.

When:     24 November 2019
Where:    Fringe Dairy, Central
Tickets:  $190, Ticketflap

 

Sam Tsui Asia Tour

Sam Tsui

Sam Tsui has been hailed as an internet singing sensation who, along with his partner Kurt Schneider, was among the first musicians to establish a hugely popular music-focused channel on YouTube.

When:     27 November 2019
Where:    Hidden Agenda: This Town Needs, Yau Tong
For more information:  Facebook

 

SALES

SALES

US lo-fi minimalist guitar pop group SALES will be coming to Hong Kong for their debut performance. Darlings of the indie blogosphere, they’ve headlined tours across the US, Canada and Europe and will stop in HK as part of Clockenflap Presents.

When:     29 November 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $360, Ticketflap

 

The Gloomy Islands Blues Festival x Touchwoods

This 2 day 1 night outdoor festival will bring you marvellous blues and folk music with handcraft workshops, blues dance classes and much more.

When:     30 November 2019
Where:    Green Lohas, Central
Tickets:  From $190, Facebook

 

WAVing Music Project: FAZI

FAZI

FAZI’s music draws on the minimal rhythms of Krautrock and the abrasive rituals of Post-Punk. On stage, they’re like a perpetual motion machine, churning out music that hits their audience in the heart and lungs. Following successful tours in Europe and the US, they’ll visit Hong Kong on their Asia tour.

When:     1 December 2019
Where:    MOM Livehouse, North Point
Tickets:  $220, Ticketflap

 

Kang Daniel Fan Meeting: Color On Me In Hong Kong

Kang Daniel

Kang Daniel debuted as the center of a popular group Wanna One in 2017 after winning on survival show Produce 101. He officially debuted as a solo artist this past July with the album ‘Color on Me.’ He will be touring Asia with his fan meeting.

When:     1 December 2019
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau
Tickets:  From $488, HK Ticketing

 

The Red Stripes Live At Franks

The Red Stripes

The Red Stripes will take over Franks with a live set upstairs and a soundstream with special guest selecters. Loads of surprises await!

When:     5 December 2019
Where:    Franks, Central
For more information:  Facebook

 

ADAPT Showcase Featuring: Lydmor, Nonku Phiri and Asbjorn

Lydmor

ADAPT Asia is bringing to Hong Kong a showcase of international electronic pop artists from South Africa and Denmark.

When:     5 December 2019
Where:    Terrible Baby, Eaton HK
Tickets:  $240, Ticketflap

 

Detuned Radio Festival

Detuned Radio Festival

This radio music festival will feature two days of performances including Leo王, 眩暈SIREN, 美秀集團, Her Name In Blood, Instinct of Sight, I Mean Us, JB (Wilfredo Jr Alconaba) x Greytone, TYNT, Thud, per se.

When:     6-7 December 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  From $480 in advance for one day, $780 for two days, Facebook

 

Leon – You and I Tour

Leon

Swedish musician Leon released her self titled debut album to critical acclaim. She will stop in Hong Kong on her first global world tour.

When:     9 December 2019
Where:    MOM Livehouse, North Point
Tickets:  $240, Ticketflap

 

Dawn UpShaw + City Chamber Orchestra

Dawn Upshaw

The phenomenally talented Dawn Upshaw is the leading star in this heady musical journey to foreign lands. For her Hong Kong debut conducted by Jeffery Meyer, she will perform signature, folk-inspired songs.

When:     10 December 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $250, Urbtix

 

Air Supply Live in Hong Kong

Air Supply

The legendary British-Australian pop rock, hit-making duo, Air Supply is bringing its powerful signature sound to Hong Kong again for a live concert.

When:     10 December 2019
Where:    Star Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  From $388, HK Ticketing

 

9m88

9m88

Taipei born, New York-based R&B chanteuse 9m88 will return to Hong Kong following her breakout performance at the 2018 Clockenflap festival.

When:     11-12 December 2019
Wehre:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $390, Ticketflap

 

HK Phil: A Jazz Night with Hiromi

Hiromi

Star Japanese pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara will bring her unique style of music to the stage of the HK Phil to add glitter and sparkle to their Christmas celebrations.

When:     23-24 December 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  $480, Ticketflap

 

Creamfields 2019

Creamfields

Creamfields music festival is back with an iconic line-up and a new venue in what will be the first ever outdoor rendition of the popular festival.

When:     28-29 December 2019
Where:    Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
For more information:  Facebook

 

Lewis Capaldi

Lewis Capaldi

The 2020 Clockenflap Presents series of shows will kick off with Scottish singer/songwriter Lewis Capaldi. Local fans can catch Capaldi play his first headline show in the city, backed by his full band in what will be an unforgettable evening of live entertainment.

When:     12 January 2020
Where:    MacPherson Stadium
Tickets:  From $490, Ticketflap

 

Of Monsters And Men – Fever Dream Tour

Monsters and Men

Icelandic pop band Of Monsters And Men recently released their long awaited brand new album “Fever Dream” and they’ve gone on tour to celebrate it.

When:     14 January 2020
Where:    MacPherson Stadium, Mongkok
Tickets:  From $550, Facebook

 

HK Phil: JAAP’s Beethoven 1 with Lang Lang

JAAP's Beethoven

Launching a special year that marks the 250 anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, HK Phil will welcome superstar pianist Lang Lang in a programme featuring music with which Beethoven launched his career in Vienna.

When:     16-18 January 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  From $980, Ticketflap

 

Stiff Little Fingers

Stiff Little Fingers

For the first time in their 42-year career, Northern Ireland Punk Pioneers Stiff Little Fingers will come to Hong Kong to celebrate the anniversary of their seminal debut album – Inflammable Material.

When:     11 February 2020
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $490, Ticketflap

 

AliAliVe 2020 Around the World

AliAlive 2020

AliA is a six piece rock band with members including vocalist AYAME, guitarist Okamura Eren, keyboard TKT, violinist RINA, bassist SEIYA and drummer BOB. They’ll be returning to Hong Kong as a part of their 2020 world tour.

When:     6 March 2020
Where:    Musiczone @ E-MAX
Tickets:  From $350, Cityline

 

Green Day Live in Hong Kong

Green Day

Green Day will visit Hong Kong on their global stadium tour that comes on the heels of their recently released single, ‘Father Of All…’ – the lead track on their forthcoming 13th studio album of the same name.

When:     20 March 2020
Where:    Arena, AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau
Tickets:  From $588, HK Ticketing

 

The Oscar Maestro: Alexandre Desplat

Alexandre Desplat

Alexandre Desplat has composed original scores for over 170 films including Argo, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The King’s Speech, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Lust, Caution. He will conduct signature works and transport us back to revisit touching moments in the films.

When:     1 May 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $480, Ticketflap


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

activities & events for families in Hong Kong

 


Shopping & Markets

AO+ Skincare @ Cosmoprof Asia 2019

AO+ Skincare

AO+ Skincare is a breakthrough and patented probiotic skincare brand from the U.S., featuring 100% all natural products which are preservative free, fragrance-free, good for problem skin and sensitive skin. They’ll be participating in the upcoming Cosmoprof 2019 fair. This fair is for trade only, not open to the public.

When:     13-15 November 2019, 9:30am to 6:30pm
Where:    Booth number J5A, Hall 1E, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
For more information:  AO+ Skincare Website

 

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

The popular outdoor market is back. Shop for handmade crafts, hand-crafted soaps, jewellery, clothing and sample delicious foods (plus take some home with you), while supporting local businesses.

When:      24 November, 8 December 2019, 12 January, 9 February, 8 March, 19 April, 10 May, 14 June 2020
Where:     Discovery Bay
For more information: Event Website

For all your Christmas shopping needs, check out our Christmas Markets and Bazaars round-up

 

Featured Event: Prestige Fairs at the Conrad – Christmas Lifestyle and Gift Fairs 2019

Prestige Events Holiday Fairs

Prestige’s Christmas Lifestyle and Gift Fairs will showcase a wide variety of pop-up shops in the Conrad Ballroom, perfect for finishing off your Christmas shopping list.

When:     26 November, 16 December 2019 (10am – 8pm)
Where:    Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place (Grand Ballroom)
For more information:  Event Website

 

The Hive Men’s Day

This whole day event will feature a marketplace, barbers and a panel discussion around men’s health in support of Movember.

When:     27 November 2019
Where:    The Hive, Kennedy Town
For more information:  Facebook

 

Get Redressed Secondhand Pop-up Shop

Get Redressed Pop-up shop

This pop-up will feature a selection of secondhand and sample stock garments from designer, vintage and high street brands in a variety of sizes with prices as low as $50.

When:     28 November – 2 December 2019
Where:    Loft 22, Central
For more information:  Event Website

 

FEW’s Christmas Showroom

FEW's Christmas Showroom

With a mission to cultivate conscious shopping and support female-led local businesses, FEW’s two-day showroom will showcase a curated selection of eco-friendly fashion, sustainable accessories, innovative foods and natural beauty solutions. There will also be fashion, beauty, wellness and nutrition workshops.

When:     29-30 November 2019
Where:    The Rooms, Central
For more information:  Event Website


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Theatre & Dance

Secret Theatre

Secret Theatre

Fresh from a sell-out, critically acclaimed run of Secret Theatre London and Singapore, the team are back in Hong Kong with an epic new immersive theatre. A serial killer is on the loose. The police think they have their man, but is he guilty? Immerse yourself in the trial of the century in this unique show!

When:     17 September – 15 November 2019
Where:    Secret Location in Tai Kwun
Tickets:  From $788, Ticketflap

 

World Cultures Festival: NeoArtic by Hotel Pro Forma

NeoArctic

In this highly original operatheatre production, Danish performance art group Pro Forma charts the “NeoArctic” a crazy new, post-apocalyptic world shaped by man and examines the question of what is at stake.

When:     15-16 November 2019
Where:    Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium
Tickets:  From $180, Urbtix

 

Re-Mark

Remark

As the opening act of CCDC’s City Contemporary Dance Festival 2019, Freespace will present a Hong Kong restaging of Re-Mark – a thought-provoking new work that explores the landscapes of Hong Kong’s contemporary culture.

When:     16-17, 22-24 November 2019
Where:    The Box, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:  $300, Event Website

 

Almost 55

Almost 55

A heartfelt solo dance created by Taiwanese choreographer Chou Shu-yi for veteran dancer Qiao Yang, resident artist with CCDC, Almost 55 is a conversation between two artists of different generations and different homelands on the history of contemporary dance and notions of home and identity.

When:     19-20 November 2019
Where:    The Box, Freespace
Tickets:  $300, Event Website

 

VR Dance Video

VR Dance

Part installation, part experimental VR dance experience, this futuristic metafiction film by director Singing Chen and choreographer Chou Shu-yi, offers audiences a unique look at the possibilities of moving image dance works.

When:     22-24 November 2019
Where:    The Studio, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:  $30, Event Website

 

Lady Death: Story of a Female Sniper

Lady Death

This original play is inspired by the true story of the legendary Soviet Union sniper, Ludmila Pavlichenko – known and feared by her enemies as Lady Death.

When:     27 November – 1 December 2019
Where:    McAulay Studio, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $200, Ticketflap

 

Sleeping Beauty the Panto

Sleeping Beauty the Panto

In what will be their 58th Panto, the Hong Kong Players will perform Sleeping Beauty, a spectacular re-imagining of the classic fairytale designed to delight all the family with jokes old and older.

When:     5-15 December 2019
Where:    Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $350, Event Website

 

Opera: The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar

The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow is an operetta in three acts composed by Franz Lehar. In the story, ambassador of fictional country Pontevedro attempts to rally his countrymen to ensure that wealthy widow Hanna re-marries the charming Count Danilo to keep her wealth within the country and prevent bankruptcy.

When:     6-8 December 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $180, Urbtix

 

Anne & Zef

Anne and Zef

Anne & Zef new opera play adapted from an original play of the same name by Dutch playwright Ad de Bont. Anne Frank and Zef Bunga are both living in fear of being discovered. Anne is hiding from Nazi troops, Zef is trapped at home in a society where families avenge one death with another.

When:     8 December 2019
Where:    Ta Kwu Ling Ping Che Alliance for Saving our Home Visiting Centre
Tickets:  From $120, Ticketflap

 

100% Hong Kong: Our City on Stage

100% Hong Kong

100 Hong Kong citizens, chosen to reflect the demographics of the city will come together to perform as percentage points. They will respond live to 100 questions, enacting a series of ever-changing statistical groupings on stage.

When:     13-15 December 2019
Where:    The Box, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District
For more information:  Event Website

 

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Explore the magic of the holiday season in the farewell season of Terence Kohler’s beloved The Nutcracker. An all-time favourite among audiences of all ages who are captivated by Clara and Fritz’s adventure.

When:     19-29 December 2019
Where:    Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $180, HK Ballet

 

32 Seconds of Ecstasy

Through five drastically different stories, ranging from sci-fi to ancient mythology, this performance will deconstruct what happiness is through the fusion of acapella and physical theatre in a round stage.

When:     28-29 December 2019
Where:    Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre C.A. Hall
Tickets:  $160, Urbtix

 

The Met Live in HD 2019

Bizet's Carmen

The 2019 Season of The Metropolitan opera will be live-streamed at the Bethanie Theatre. Experience some of the Met’s greatest shows including Verdi’s Aida, Bizet’s Carmen, and Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West.

When:     Various dates in 2019, check individual shows for details.
Where:    Bethanie Theatre, HKAPA Bethanie Landmark Heritage Campus, Pokfulam
Tickets:  HK Ticketing

 

Matteo Ricci The Musical

Matteo Ricci Musical

This musical tells the story of how Matteo Ricci sailed across the oceans to China, faced conflicting Chinese and Western customs, struggled alone in this Eastern nation and established the Matteo Ricci Method which combined elements of both Chinese and Western cultures.

When:     4-5, 7-12 January 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Tickets:  From $120, Urbtix

 

Company Wayne McGregor – Autobiography

Wayne McGregor Autobiography

Inspired by the sequencing of McGregor’s own genome, Autobiography is performed by 10 dancers to a genre-defining soundscape by electronic musician Jlin and offers a mesmerizing reflection on the fractured, multilayered nature of our lives and personal stories.

When:     10-12 January 2020
Where:    The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:  From $300, Event Website

 

The National Folkloric Dance Troupe of Egypt

Egypt’s National Folkloric Dance Troupe performs around the world each year in a show that displays the country’s rich and vibrant dance culture. Don’t miss their first every performance in Hong Kong.

When:     22-23 January 2020
Where:    Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall, Central
Tickets:  From $450, Ticketflap

 

RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq The World

RuPaul's Werq the World

The official RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour is returning with an all new production for 2020! Mission leader Michelle Visage is on a journey to save the universe with the help of her band of intergalactic queens!

When:     21-22 February 2019
Where:    AC Hall, Kowloon Tong
Tickets:  From $695, Ticketflap


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Comedy

Whose Line Is It Anyway? with Marcus Brigstocke

Marcus Brigstocke

The Punchline Comedy Club’s hugely popular improvisational show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ is back again by popular demand but this time it’s been revamped and will include new improv games and special guest star performer Marcus Brigstocke.

When:     14-16 November 2019
Where:    Eaton Club, Central
Tickets:  $388, Ticketflap

 

Captain Khalid’s ‘I Think I am Single – 2’ Live

Captain Khalid

After a successful run with his sold out solo show ‘I Think I am Single’, Captain Khalid, the Tanzanian Germany-based comedian has consistently gained positive reviews both on his solo shows and features.

When:     15-16 November 2019
Where:    TakeOut Comedy Club
For more information:  Facebook

 

HKI’s November Improv Show

People's Liberation Improv

This month’s HKI Improv Show will feature 852 Crew and People’s Liberation Improv as well as the debut of HK’s newest improv team, Rooftop Improv. Each show is unique as players act out unscripted scenes based on suggestions from the audience.

When:     16 November 2019
Where:    Steam Cafe and Studio, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $130, Ticketflap

 

Dylan Moran

Dylan Moran

Legendary Irish comedian Dylan Moran is set to perform in Hong Kong. Once again he will offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with political panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation.

When:     9 December 2019
Where:    Rotunda 3, KITEC
Tickets:  $488, HK Ticketing


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Health & Wellness

Charity Fitness Classes Fundraising for Amazon Rainforest

Hoya Kerry Activewear fitness classes

This November, Hoya Kerry Activewear will host a series of charity fitness classes at various venues around Hong Kong to raise money for the Amazon Rainforest.

When:     2 – 24 November 2019
Where:    Various venues
For more information:  Event Website

 

The Magic of Alternative Therapies

Join Sunita Teckchand for this informative talk on how complementary and alternative medicine has gained so much popularity today and why.

When:     14 November 2019
Where:    Alive Wellness, Central
Tickets:  Free, register by emailing [email protected]

 

Alive Wellness “In Gratitude” Open House Event

Alive Wellness 'In Gratitude' Day

This wellness day will feature taster sessions in Phisiotherapy, Acupuncture, Rolfing, Singing Bowl, Facial Reflexology, Yoga and more as well as a lucky draw, refreshments and a chance to meet the practitioners.

When:     16 November 2019
Where:    Alive Wellness, Central
For more information:  Facebook

 

Healing and Dancing in Nature

This first intimate retreat day hosted by Healing in Nature HK will give you the chance to connect with nature as you participate in cacao ceremony, tarot reading, movement, yoga and different forms of facilitated dance and enjoy vegan and vegetarian food during the event.

When:     16 November 2019
Where:    Tung Fuk Village
For more information:  Facebook

 

Dreamscape

Embark on a transcending journey into your inner space with breathwork, electronic soundscapes, sound healing and mindfulness at this immersive wellness experience.

When:     16 November 2019
Where:    IKIGAI Wellness, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  $385, Eventbrite

 

Vibrance! Sounding and Moving the Chakras – Silent Disco

Join instructor Daphne and guest musicians for a full-body, spirit and soul experience as you explore the power of vibration and use your breath, asana, sounding, movement meditation, ecstatic dance and singing to activate the energy of your chakras.

When:     17 November 2019
Where:    Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $370.97, Facebook

 

Free Flow Yoga with Daisy

Freeflow Yoga

This community yoga class hosted by Yoga with Aubrey and taught by teacher Daisy is open to everyone and donation based.

When:     17 November 2019
Where:    Tamar Park
For more information:  Facebook

 

WeBarre Pop-Up at Admiralty

WeBarre Pop-Up

Enjoy one week of all the WeBarre classes that you know and love at this 5-day exclusive pop-up.

When:     18-22 November 2019
Where:    Tesbury Centre, Admiralty
Tickets:  $299 (gives entry to all 10 classes), Eventbrite

 

Community CircuitKore Body Weight Classes

Fitness classes HKore at Taikoo Place

Following on the success of their Community Yoga Flow Classes, HKore will bring their CircuitKore Body Weight classes to Taikoo park. Through a continuous flow of movements and cardio blasting exercises, you will sweat and challenge your balance, agility and coordination.

When:     21 November 2019
Where:    Taikoo Park (outside of One Island East, Taikoo Place)
Tickets:  Free, Event Website

 

Chakra Opening, Yoga & Meditation Retreat

A weekend mind and body awakening and healing retreat where you’ll learn about how to connect to your body and chakras and calm the mind through daily yoga practice, breathing exercises, meditation, body scanning and total relaxation, flower essence therapy, singing bowl and forest bath.

When:     22-24 November 2019
Where:    Trappist Monastery, Lantau
Tickets:  $3888, Facebook

 

Women’s Five Run

Women's 5 Run

This fun and challenging race is for women only. It will have distances of 5 and 10km and will follow a course through the beautiful Tai Tam Country Park.

When:     30 November 2019
Where:    Tai Tam Country Park
For more information:  Facebook

 

Pride Run

Hong Kong’s inaugural Pride Run will be a celebration of fitness, friendship and diversity. This will be Asia’s first formal Pride Run and will include a 10km run and a 5km family-friendly hike with finisher medals, t-shirts and a post run bbq party in the park.

When:     1 December 2019
Where:    Aberdeen Country Park
For more information:  Facebook


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Food & Drink

Bite & Fly Dining Contest

For the month of November, more than 20 Italian restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau are participating in this social media contest which aims to promote Italian cooking in the region. Pick up a ‘passport’ at a participating restaurant and get stamps as you visit as many as possible for a chance to win a trip to Italy.

When:     1-30 November 2019
Where:    Select Italian restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau
For more information:  Event Website 

 

Off Menu @ Peak Galleria

This 3-day immersive food and drink festival will feature top chefs and mixologists from Hong Kong and abroad in a feast that will challenge your senses.

When:     15-17 November 2019
Where:    Peak Galleria, The Peak
Tickets:  From $1600, Ticketflap

 

La Grosse Race 2019

The La Gross Race is a team racing event around Cheung Chau. You’ll discover the hidden beauty of the island and to quench your thirst, there are 4 pit stops at picturesque local establishments with special drink deals and trivia for prizes.

When:     16 November 2019
Where:    Cheung Chau, New Territories
Tickets:  From $50, Eventbrite

 

Chilli Dumpling Eating Contest

Chilli Dumplings

Hong Kong’s hottest eating contest returns this fall for one night only at Chilli Fagara. Guests can battle the heat in an epic Chilli Dumpling Eating Contest to see which group can eat the most dumplings in three minutes with a grand final prize of a trip for two to Chengdu.

When:     20 November 2019
Where:    Chilli Fagara, Central
Tickets:  Register by email at [email protected], Chilli Fagara Website

 

Great Wines of Italy 2019

This annual event is Hong Kong’s largest premium Italian wine event, showcasing more than 100 top-tier Italian producers handpicked by James Suckling himself at the walk-around tasting.

When:     29 November 2019
Where:    Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Tickets:  From $699, Event Website

 

Pinot Palooza

Pinot Palooza

Pinot Palooza is more than a wine festival. Expect more than 100 wines from 30 wineries, beer, a Vermouth bar, a great food line up and much more!

When:     30 November 2019
Where:    HKOW Event Space, Central
Tickets:  From $320.32, Eventbrite

 

Time Out Hong Kong Bar Awards

TimeOut Hong Kong Bar awards

The annual Time Out Hong Kong Bar Awards return to toast the city’s best cocktail bars, new openings, bartenders, rising stars and more. Expect canapes, free-flow and Cassio’s resident DJs on the deck until late.

When:     4 December 2019
Where:    Cassio, Central
Tickets:  $350, Ticketflap

 

Kombucha Workshop

Kombucha

Attend this Kombucha Workshop to learn how to make a yummy, fizzy and healthy drink at home! The ticket price includes a starter kit that you get to take home with you.

When:     5 December 2019
Where:    Sesame Kitchen, Kennedy Town
Tickets:  $680, Eventbrite

 

The 6th Vegetarian Food Asia and the 9th LOHAS Expo

LOHAS

Hong Kong’s largest vegetarian and green living exhibition, Vegetarian Food Asia and LOHAS Expo 2020 will feature a wide variety of vegetarian and green living products from around the world through the three show days.

When:     21-23 February 2019
Where:    Hall 3F, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
For more information:  Event Website


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Nightlife

Disco Baguette

Disco Baguette

Disco Bao’s sister night, Disco Baguette will happen once a month at Behind Bars featuring glory pop retro tunes from the French 90s. All the usual suspects are here, shiny shoes, dancing queens, mahem debauchery and lots of Perrier Jouet champagne.

When:     15 November 2019
Where:    Behind Bars, Tai Kwun
Tickets:  $180, Ticketflap

 

James Zabiela at Ignis

James Zabiela

If ever there was a timeless DJ talent in electronic music, it’s James Zabiela. Catch him live as he kicks off his Asia & Australia Tour here in Hong Kong.

When:     15 November 2019
Where:    Ignis, Central
For more information:  Facebook

 

Rave Ma2: The Cave

Rave Mama is hosting a 2 room event this fall in a secret basement. Expect progressive techno, techno and trance in the main rave room and progressive and dark Psy in the Psy room.

When:     16 November 2019
Where:    Secret Basement in Hong Kong
Tickets:  From $150, Facebook

 

GianLuca Vacchi @ dragon-i

GianLuca

Italian social media star, DJ and producer GianLuca Vacci will be heading up the party at dragon-i this weekend.

When:     16 November 2019
Where:    dragon-i, Central
Tickets:  $200 at the door, Facebook

 

After Work Salsa Party

Salsa Party

This is Hong Kong’s most attended and longest running salsa dance party. Come for a free salsa lesson at 7:30 (for all levels) and then stay to enjoy dancing, drinks and Latin tunes.

When:     18, 25 November 2019
Where:    Rula Live, Lan Kwai Fong
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

Hong Kong New Years Eve Harbour Cruise 2020

Harbour Cruise

Bring in the new year aboard an intimate and exclusive luxury yacht, enjoy an open bar, hearty food menu and fantastic city lights and count-down with less than 40 other people at this New Year’s Eve party by Hong Kong Greeters.

When:     31 December 2019
Where:    Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
Tickets:  $2570.25, Eventbrite

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Sports

YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open Badminton Championships

Yonex Badminton

Part of the HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500, over 200 players from about 20 countries and districts around the world will compete in the championships. Match categories include men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles.

When:     12-17 November 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Coliseum
Tickets:  From $60, Urbtix

 

Hong Kong Open 2019

Hong Kong Open

The Hong Kong Open will return to the stunning surroundings of the Hong Kong Golf Club for the 61st edition of the city’s longest standing professional sporting event. With four days of world-class action on course and a feast of entertainment off it, the tournament makes for a great day out!

When:     28 November – 1 December 2019
Where:    The Hong Kong Golf Club, Sheung Shui
Tickets:  Free admission Thursday and Friday, $400 Saturday and Sunday, Ticketflap

 

TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup

Track Cycling World Cup

Cyclists from around the world will come to Hong Kong to compete for the title in the TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup.

When:     29 November – 1 December 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Velodrome
Tickets:  From $70, Urbtix

 

I-1 Ultimate

This Thai boxing competition will feature local and international competitors duking it out in a range of events for the championship title.

When:     3 December 2019
Where:    Star Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  From $250, HK Ticketing

 

Longines Masters Hong Kong

Longines Masters

The Longines Masters is a weekend of  heart-pounding competition by the world’s top show jumping riders and horses with world-class entertainment, fashion and gastronomy.

When:     14-16 February 2020
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.

Charlie’s Angels 
Ford v. Ferrari
The Good Liar
Hail Satan?
The Garden of Evening Mists


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Other Events

JOCKEY CLUB New Arts Power 2019

Internationally-acclaimed Hong Kong Artists return to the local stage in this series of exciting shows including drama, music and dance performances, exhibitions, and more than 150 free community and school activities.

When:      9 September 2019 – January 2020
Where:     Various venues
Tickets:    From $200, URBTIX

 

Leonardo da Vinci Art & Science, Then & Now

Leonardo da Vinci

This exhibition will feature 12 original drawings by Leonardo da Vinci from the Pinacoteca and Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, brought to Hong Kong for the first time to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death.

When:     20 September – 15 December 2019
Where:    City University Exhibition Gallery, Kowloon Tong
For more information:  Event Website

 

Projekt Berlin

Berlin skyline

This new arts festival brings together the breadth and depth of Berlin’s historical and significant influence as a powerhouse of creativity, culture and the arts through light installations, live concerts, film screenings, street art and flashmob performances.

When:     4-17 November 2019
Where:    Tai Kwun
For more information:  Event Website

 

The Festival de Cannes Film Week

Festival de Cannes Film Week

Six films chosen from this year’s selection at Festival de Cannes will be screened at the cinema in K11 MUSEA. You can also expect to see guest appearances from actors, actresses, producers and directors.

When:     12-17 November 2019
Where:    K11 MUSEA, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  Ticketing Information Coming Soon, K11 MUSEA website

 

HELP for Domestic Workers 30th Anniversary Party

HELP for Domestic Workers has been empowering, helping and offering free advice for domestic workers in Hong Kong for 30 years. Guests can join them to celebrate their anniversary with drinks, canapes, a photo exhibition and talks by Human Rights Lawyer Patricia Ho, and Senior Journalist at Hong Kong Free Press, Jennifer Creery about the challenges facing domestic workers in Hong Kong.

When:     14 November 2019
Where:    The Annex, Central
Tickets:  From $1000, Event Website

 

Fiesta Cubana

Fiesta Cubana

Party like it’s 1519 when Havana celebrates its 500th birthday. Join the festivities on a weekend cultural journey with Cuban live band, salsa and music workshops.

When:     14-15 November 2019
Where:    Cafe Mezacado, Causeway Bay and Downtown, Kwun Tong
Tickets:  From $230, Ticketflap

 

Feel Good Arty Saturdays

Feel Good Arty Saturdays

Join local artist Helen for an inspiring day to create your own ‘Queen’ goddess portriats on canvas. All materials, tools and morning tea provided.

When:     16 November 2019
Where:    Wild at Art Studio, Central
Tickets:  $1400, Facebook

 

Hong Kong Eco Film Festival

This inspirational event will feature films that have been carefully curated for an entertaining and thought-provoking selection exploring themes such as biodiversity, protecting our oceans, limited resources, and inventing tomorrow.

When:     16-17 November 2019
Where:    Asia Society Hong Kong Center
For more information:  Facebook

 

Peel Street Poetry 14th Anniversary Annual SLAM

Peel Street Poetry

Peel Street’s biggest event of the year is back. Sign up for a slot or come and cheer along as they find this year’s champion wordsmith and celebrate 14 great years of Peel Street Poetry.

When:     20 November 2019
Where:    Peel Street Poetry, Central
For more information:  Facebook

 

Women Empowered Through Self-Defense

Krav maga self defense for women

These 3-hour Krav Maga self-defense workshops are designed for women aged 14+ to learn practical self-defense techniques to be utilised in real-life situations. Proceeds to benefit HandsOn Hong Kong.

When:     25 November 2019
Where:    Optimum Performance Studio, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  $1500, Ticketflap

 

Cupid Rapido: Speed Gay-ting

Cupid Rapido Speed Gayting

Te Quiero Mucho is spicing things up for Hong Kong gay male singles with CUPIDO RAPIDO. Meet the man of your dreams at this tequila-infused speed dating event with free-flow tacos and margaritas!

When:     27 November 2019
Where:    Te Quiero Mucho, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $318, Ticketflap

 

Moonlit Movies

Moonlit movies

Hong Kong’s largest outdoor cinema is back just in time for Christmas this year! Held across 15 nights starting in November, Moonlit Movies will be capturing the spirit of Christmas and playing classics for the whole family to enjoy.

When:     27 November – 22 December 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Observation Wheel
For more information:  Event Website

 

TEDxTinHauWomen: Bold And Brilliant

This edition of TEDWomen will shine a spotlight on dazzling ideas from some of the world’s most extraordinary risk-takers and innovators – celebrating pioneers making power moves, brilliant people who are just getting started and those who tirelessly show up as allies and advocates.

When:     6 December 2019
Where:    ICC, Sky100, West Kowloon
Tickets:  From $400, Pelago Events

 

Lamma Fun Day

Lamma FunDay

This one-day charity event has something for everyone – live music and DJs on two stages, licensed bar, tasty food, a charity auction, market stalls, the Lamma8 and Lamma14 trail races plus sports and activities for kids during the day.

When:     7 December 2019
Where:    Tai Wan To Beach
Tickets:  Free Entry, Event Website

 

HK’s Big Sleepout

Big Sleepout

ImpactHK is hosting the first BIG Sleepout event in Hong Kong. Ran in several countries around the world on the same day, in support of the homeless and refugees this event gives you an opportunity to better empathise with the plight of those members of our community and come together to make an impact.

When:     7 December 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space, Observation Wheel
For more information:  Facebook

 

The AIA Carnival

AIA Carnival

THE AIA Carnival is Hong Kong’s not-to-be-missed traditional European Carnival with a futuristic modern twist. New thrilling rides will be making their debut, complemented by exciting games with adorable prizes, a wide range of irresistible carnival treats, and fun photo ops, promising to bring you the most memorable carnival experience.

When:     12 December 2019 – 16 February 2020
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information:  Event Website

 

Freespace Fest

Freespace Fest

Freespace Fest promises a diverse programme of local and international artists and art forms – including music, dance, theatre, workshops, installations, community activities, guided tours, camping and more.

When:     13-15 December 2019
Where:    Freespace and Art Park, West Kowloon
Tickets:  Free admission, registration and deposits required for some workshops, Event Website

 

Banksy: Genius or Vandal Exhibition

Banksy girl with the baloon

Banksy, the British artist whose identity is still unknown, is considered one of the main contemporary street art icons. Hong Kong will be the first city in Asia to hold this exhibition featuring an impressive audio-visual installation and a silkscreen of the Girl with Balloon series.

When:     20 December 2019 – 1 March 2020
Where:    Portal 6311, Kowloon Bay
Tickets:  From $180, 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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