What’s On in Hong Kong

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What's on in Hong Kong

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What’s On This Weekend 11-13 October 2019

Deborah and Soul Sessions @ Peel Fresco
Discovery Bay Sunday Market
Secret Theatre @ Tai Kwun
Edward Lam Dance Theatre @ The Box, Freespace
TBC HK’s Improvised Murder Mystery in Central
Women of Wine Festival @ HKEX Connect Hall
Food’s Future Summit @ Asia Society Hong Kong
Carbon Brews 1st Anniversary Party @ Second Draft
Chocolate Workshop Fair @ The Hive Sheung Wan
TimeOut x Copper Dog @ PMQ
Oktoberfest @ Treasure Island Beach Club
Jockey Club New Arts Power
Leonardo da Vinci Art & Science, Then & Now @ City University Exhibition Gallery
Mercedes-Benz BAM Festival 2019 @ Central Harbourfront

Music

Therapy Thursday

Therapy Thursday at Eaton HK

This Fall, Eaton HK will host a series of gigs highlighting local talents in an intimate setting. From low humming Jazz and blues to pop rock, from comedic hip hop to electronica, nothing beats a good Thursday night out with good music and artists sharing their love and grievances.

When:     10, 24 October, 7, 21 November 2019
Where:    Terrible Baby, Eaton HK
For more information:  Facebook

 

Kowloon Swing Outfit

Kowloon Swing Outfit

The Kowloon Swing Outfit plays music that’s for everyone to enjoy. It focuses on lively songs and entertaining performances making for a swing show that is engaging, accessible and fun for the audience.

When:     10 October 2019
Where:    Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Facebook

 

Deborah and Soul Sessions

Magician by Deborah

Deborah and Soul Sessions will be rocking the house at Peel Fresco with their neo-Soul, jazz, and funk!

When:     11 October 2019
Where:    Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Facebook

 

Men I Trust

Men I Trust

As a part of the Clockenflap Presents series, hotly-tipped Canadian indie dream pop wonders Men I Trust will perform live in Hong Kong.

When:     16 October 2019
Where:    This Town Needs, Yau Tong
Tickets:  $360, Ticketflap

 

Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour

The Backstreet Boys

The legendary Backstreet Boys are coming back to Macau with their biggest arena tour in 18 years – the long-awaited The Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour LIve.

When:     19 October 2019
Where:    Cotai Arena, The Venetian Macao
Tickets:   From $688, Live Nation

 

Rolling Loud

Rolling Loud

Rolling Loud, the first-ever 2-day outdoor hip-hop festival in the city is set to debut in Hong Kong this October.

When:     19 October 2019
Where:    Art Park, West Kowloon
Tickets:  From $1039.58, Universe.com

 

Bing Bing Wang & Klassic Swing Quartet

Renowned Soprano Bing Bing Wang and the talented Klassik Swing Italian Quartet will perform in a passionate night of Italian and Chinese music.

When:     26 October 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall – Concert Hall, Central
Tickets:  Free, Event Website

 

Nana Mizuki Live Express

Nana Mizuki

Mizuki became widely known for her voice talent in “Naruto”, “Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha,” “Heartcatch PreCure!” and many more. The Hong Kong show will be a great opportunity for fans to see Mizuki’s incredible performance up close.

When:     26 October 2019
Where:    Star Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  $488, HK Ticketing

 

Shi Fu Miz Festival

Shi Fu Miz Festival

This beloved boutique festival will once again settle its sound system on Cheung Chau. Three stages will unfold with a programme that centers around house and techno and will be sidelined by plenty of dusk til dawn activities like yoga, workshops, tattoos, street art and martial arts.

When:     26-27 October 2019
Where:    Sai Yuen Farm, Cheung Chau
Tickets:  From $508.75, Eventbrite

 

Clockenflap Presents: Noise/Voice HKxTW Concert

This crossover concert by poets and musicians from Hong Kong and Taiwan will explore the ideas of voice and noise through song and poetry.

When:     3 November 2019
Where:    Maggie Ballroom, Yau Ma Tei
Tickets:  $290, Ticketflap

 

Alarm: Fragrant Village Music Festival

Gabriel Prokofiev

Themed as ALARM, the 1st Fragrant Village Music Festival aims to awaken the city with music in wild and in town. This is the first ever Asian tour for Gabriel Prokofiev to bring along his original work and ensemble with the young chamber orchestra The Timecrafters.

When:     3 November 2019
Where:    Sha Tau Kok San Tsuen
Tickets:  $200, Ticketflap

 

HK Phil: Renee Fleming

Renee Fleming

Barber Knoxville’s Summer of 1915 will be performed by Renee Fleming and framed by Wagner’s ecstatic celebration of love in Tristan und Isolde and Shostakovich’s enchanting homage to Haydn – Symphony no. 9.

When:     8 November 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $480, Ticketflap

 

The Big Picnic

Big Picnic

The Big Picnic is an outdoor music and dance festival featuring 10 hours of live entertainment on 4 great stages, a kids zone, food, beverages and Handmade Hong Kong market stalls.

When:     9 November 2019
Where:    Discovery Bay, Main Plaza and Tai Pak Beach
Tickets:  From $80, Ticketflap

 

Pink Phloyd Charity Concert 2019

Pink Phloyd

Hong Kong’s premier Pink Floyd tribute act will perform Dark Side of the Moon and Pink Floyd’s greatest hits to raise money for Kely Support Group.

When:     9 November, 2019
Where:    The Vine, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $150, Ticketflap

 

Loudness

Loudness

Legendary Japanese heavy metal icon LOUDNESS will return to Hong Kong in their highly anticipated Rise to Glory Tour.

When:     9 November 2019
Where:    Music Zone @ E-max
Tickets:  On sale from 10 September, Live Nation

 

Freespace Jazz Fest

Freespace Jazz Fest

The first Freespace Jazz Fest will bring together a stellar line-up of local and international jazz and world music artists for a full weekend of indoor and outdoor performances.

When:     9-10 November 2019
Where:    Freespace and Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:  Free, Event Website

 

Sekai No Owari

Sekai No Owari

One of Japan’s most popular and skilled creative groups, Sekai No Owari (aka End of the World) is composed of four distinct talents: Nakajin (guitar), Fukase (lead vocals), Saori (piano), and the masked clown DJ LOVE. They will return to Hong Kong with their new ‘The Colors’ Tour.

When:     13 November 2019
Where:    Star Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  From $688, Event Website

 

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

 

Swire Symphony Under the Stars

Swire Symphony under the stars

Mark your calendar and plan to enjoy this concert under the night sky – complete with fireworks – with Hong Kong’s iconic skyline as the backdrop.

When:     16 November 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  Free admission, tickets required, HK Phil

 

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:  TBA

 

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!

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

 

Hong Kong Welsh Male Choir

Hong Kong Welsh Male Choir

Taking its cue from the popular ABBA song and marking Thanksgiving Day, Thank You For The Music is a celebration of joy and fun of making music. Once again they are partnering with Grace Notes a cappella women’s choir who will join them for a fabulous Thanksgiving finale.

When:     28 November 2019
Where:    Sheung Wan Civic Centre
Tickets:  From $250, from 5 October Urbtix

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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 some home with you), while supporting local businesses.

When:      8 September 2019 – 9 February 2020
Where:     Discovery Bay
For more information: Event Website

 

Helena May Charity Bazaar

Helena May Charity Bazaar

The public can visit more than 50 stalls selling handmade crafts, jewellery, accessories, books etc.

When:     10 October 2019
Where:    The Helena May, Central
For more information:  Event Website

 

Sustainability Fair

Come support local vendors and learn about how you can be one step closer to living a green lifestyle at this eco-friendly fair and marketplace.

When:     19 October 2019
Where:    The Hive, Sai Kung
Tickets:  Free Entry, Facebook

 

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:     12, 26 November, 16 December 2019 (10am – 8pm)
Where:    Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place (Grand Ballroom)
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 – 10 November 2019
Where:    Secret Location in Tai Kwun
Tickets:  From $788, Ticketflap

 

Edward Lam Dance Theatre – Art School Musical

Art School Musical is a contemporary adaptation of the classical story The Butterfly Lovers that transforms a traditional tale of heartbreak into a story about a search for identity. Featuring 18 original songs, and a cast from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, the plot centres around three young students and their struggle to find meaning in love, art and life.

When:     3-13 October 2019
Where:    The Box, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:  From $300, Event Website

 

Soul of Shaolin

Soul of Shaolin

This critically acclaimed kung fu production, performed by kung fu monks from the Shaolin Temple has held more than 500 performances worldwide. The story is a stirring tale that portrays different aspects and essence of Shaolin kung fu.

When:     18-19 October 2019
Where:    KITEC
Tickets:  From $180, HK Ticketing

 

Unearthed: Hong Kong Stories Live Show

This evening of storytelling will feature true stories told live at the Hong Kong Fringe Club. Let the storytellers entertain, delight or horrify you with where their curiosity led them and what they unearthed.

When:     23 October 2019
Where:    Jockey Club Studio Theatre, Central
Tickets:  $120, $96 for Fringe members, Ticketflap

 

Limits by Cirkus Cirkor

Limits

In Limits, Sweden’s largest cirque nouveau focuses on compassion and the global refugee crisis. Here those fleeing for their lives, only to be confronted with closed borders, find their counterparts in the performers’ risk-taking aerial acrobatics, teeterboard wizardry, juggling and more.

When:     25-26 October 2019
Where:    Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium
Tickets:  From $160, Urbtix

 

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Swan Lake is famously regarded as one of the most celebrated and enjoyed classical ballets worldwide. Alongside Hong Kong Sinfonietta performing Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece score and featuring splendid sets and costumes, this highly anticipated production will transport the audience on an unforgettable journey.

When:     25-27 October 2019
Where:    Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $180, Urbtix

 

Underneath the Lintel

An ordinary day in a library in provincial Holland is turned upside down when a travel guide is anonymously returned 113 years overdue. So begins the global journey for an outraged librarian hot on the tale of a mythical figure from Medieval folklore. Proceeds to benefit Sunrise Cambodia.

When:     30 October – 2 November 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Arts Centre, McAulay Studio
Tickets:  $250, Urbtix

 

Carmen

Carmen

This 90-minute modern adaptation turns Bizet’s operatic masterpiece into an empowering immersive experience with video and dance and will mark the first ever Western opera production at the West Kowloon Cultural District.

When:     1-2 November 2019
Where:    The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:  From $250, Event Website

 

Ibsen’s Ghosts

Ibsen's Ghosts

Using dance to perform Henrik Ibsen’s controversial 19th-century play provides Norwegian National Ballet with a riveting way to explore the Pandora’s box of socially sensitive topics the tragedy tackles, including extramarital affairs, venereal disease and religious tyranny.

When:     1-2 November 2019
Where:    Kwai Tsing Theatre
Tickets:  From $220, Event Website

 

Tracks

Tracks

Tracks is a one-woman show by Maude Sandham who excavates the myth and memory of her grandfather Alan Sandham, a man who kept a secret. Based on true events, this is the story of a man of colour who slipped through the cracks of the Apartheid regime.

When:     9-10 November 2019
Where:    The Hive, Kennedy Town
Tickets:  From $250, Ticketflap

 

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

 

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 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

 

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

Comedy Open Mic at KonFusion

Come try your hand at stand-up comedy or just watch a free show with veterans and amateurs at this new, weekly open mic night.

When:     9, 16, 23, 30 October 2019
Where:    KonFusion, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Facebook

 

TBC HK’s Improvised Murder Mystery

A night of drama, suspense, thrills and comedy you won’t want to miss! All improvised for your viewing pleasure by the To Be Continued Hong Kong Improv Team.

When:     12 October 2019
Where:    3/F Won Hing Building, Central
Tickets:  $100, Facebook

 

Daniel Sloss

From smash-hit Netflix specials ‘Dark’ & ‘Jigsaw’, Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss is bringing his stunning new show ‘Daniel Sloss: X’ to Hong Kong!

When:     18 October 2019
Where:    Music Zone @ E-Max
Tickets:  From $488, Live Nation

 

Adam Bloom

Adam Bloom

One of Britain’s most exciting and inventive stand-up comedians, Adam Bloom has performed seven sold-out runs at The Edinburgh Festival, has toured the UK and performed a sell-out solo run at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

When:     18-19 October 2019
Where:    Eaton Club, Central
Tickets:  $290, Ticketflap

 

Hong Kong Live

Garron Chiu

Expect a night of laughter with the best of Hong Kong Comics: Ben Quinlan, Garron Chiu, Ryan Hynek and Maitreyi Karanth.

When:     19 October 2019
Where:    Yuet Ming Auditorium, Central
Tickets:  From $150, Facebook

 

Phil Kay Live in Hong Kong

Phil Kay

Striding across the stage with an affable charm and absurdity, Phil Kay is Scottish, hairy and known to bathe crowds in a waterfall of comic positivity. Phil will be performing with the Hong Kong Comedy Bunker.

When:     20 October 2019
Where:    Peel Fresco, Central
Tickets:  From $250, Ticketflap

 

Soho Comedy Showcase

Soho comedy Showcase

Some of Hong Kong’s best and brightest comedy acts will perform alongside headliner Anthony Solimini in his farewell show.

When:     25 October 2019
Where:    TakeOut Comedy, Soho
Tickets:  $175, Ticketflap

 

MACC MANIA X: The Goodbye Tour

MACC Mania

Malaysia’s favourite comedic quartet, the Malaysian Association of Chinese Comedians celebrates its 10th Year Anniversary with their longest and biggest tour in history. With 100% new jokes, the awesome foursome will perform one last time before pursuing their solo careers.

When:     26 October 2019
Where:    Sai Wan Ho Civic Center
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

Paul Ogata

Paul Ogata

HK’s favourite International Comedian, Paul Ogata is back for the 29th time! His show is an often-improvised, always-hilarious, wild ride through the corners of his mind.

When:     1-2 November 2019
Where:    TakeOut Comedy, Soho
Tickets:  $488, Ticketflap

 

Spartan Race Hong Kong

Spartan Race Hong Kong

Spartans, it’s time to train! Beast is coming to Hong Kong for the first time, and HK will also be hosting its first ever Trifecta Weekend with Beast, Beast Sprint and Super, Hurricane Heat 4 Hours and Kids Race will also make a comeback!

When:     9 November 2019
Where:    Kam Tin Country Club
For more information:  Facebook

 

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

 

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

Morning Mindfulness at MANA!

Morning Mindfulness at MANA is a new community series to bring awareness, clarity and bliss to your self, your work and your community in just 30 minutes.

When:     15 October 2019
Where:    MANA Starstreet, Wan Chai
For more information:  Facebook

 

The Garden Gathering

The Garden Gathering

Immerse in nature over a 3-day weekend of music, ceremony, craft and creation, embodiment, earthen ways, plant medicine, sacred sound, healing and empowerment and more. There will be a kids village, sustainable market and the Conscious Kitchen.

When:     8-10 November 2019
Where:    Sai Yuen Adventure Park
Tickets:  From $211.98, Eventbrite

 

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

Women of Wine Festival

The Women of Wine Festival is back with a bigger venue, livelier programme and diverse lifestyle activities designed to celebrate women making wine. The festival will be the ultimate pairing of global wines made by women with Hong Kong’s top businesswomen and inspirational female leaders.

When:     11 October 2019
Where:    HKEX Connect Hall, Central
Tickets:  From $400, Ticketflap

 

Food’s Future Summit

Food's Future Summit Logo

Over two days of talks, panels, exclusive launches, showcases and meals, the Food’s Future Summit will gather change-makers, experts and conscious consumers to delve into key innovations, trends and issues in the culinary and food technology ecosystems.

When:     11-12 October 2019
Where:    Asia Society Hong Kong
Tickets:  From $500 for one day, Use code HUBFood23 to save 15%!, Eventbrite

 

Carbon Brews 1st Anniversary Party

Carbon Brews is turning one soon and will celebrate their 1st anniversary with selected craft beer free-flow, special deals, free snacks and a lucky draw.

When:     12 October 2019
Where:    Second Draft, Tai Hang
Tickets:  Free Entry, Facebook

 

Chocolate Workshop Fair

Spend the afternoon indulging in delicious chocolate and learn from expert chocolatiers in a series of workshops. There will also be a marketplace featuring a handful of homegrown vendors selling a variety of treats and products.

When:     12 October 2019
Where:    The Hive Sheung Wan
Tickets:  Adults $120, Kids $60 per workshop, Facebook

 

TimeOut x Copper Dog

Copper Dog

Copper Dog is finally coming to Hong Kong with an unconventional pop-up at Whisky Live. Whether you’re a whisky enthusiast or just getting into the drink don’t miss your chance to immerse yourself in the world of premium whiskies.

When:     12 October 2019
Where:    PMQ
Tickets:  $728, includes 2 bottles of Copper Dog and a barber session, Ticketflap

 

Oktoberfest at the Beach Club

Enjoy tasty beers by the bucketload and unpronounceable, hearty food on the beach!

When:     12-13 October 2019
Where:    Treasure Island Beach Club, Lantau Island
Tickets:  Follow Treasure Island Beach Club on Facebook for updates

 

Kwame Onwuachi Pop-Up

Kwame Onwuachi

Award-winning Chef Kwame Onwuachi, whose acclaimed book Notes from a Young Black Chef will be adapted into a film this year, will pop-up for three nights at Hong Kong’s Test Kitchen.

When:     16-18 October 2019
Where:    Test Kitchen, Sai Ying Pun
Tickets:  $1480 per person with optional wine pairing at $480, Event Website

 

RWC Lunch at Mr Wolf

Enjoy lunch at Mr Wolf with Valley past players, players, coaches and VIPS whilst being able to celebrate everything good with rugby. There will be four hours of top end food and free flow drink, plus entertainment.

When:     18 October 2019
Where:    Mr Wolf, Central
Tickets:  $900, Event Website

 

Raw Food Delights Beginners Workshop

If you’re searching for various ways to make healthy everyday meals that only use simple utensils, world-renowned Chef Adrian Wu will be sharing his luxury dishes through various hands-on lessons focused on raw vegan and gluten free desserts.

When:     26-27 October 2019
Where:    Ucommune, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Facebook

 

Speed Rack

This global competition created by and for female bartenders raises money to fight breast cancer. Bartenders will face off in a round-robin style tournament to make the best cocktails, with an array of Hong Kong’s most famous F&B faces judging the event.

When:     27 October 2019
Where:    The Salon at Duddell’s, Shanghai Tang Mansion, Central
Tickets:  From $250, Eventbrite

 

Great Wines of the World 2019: Hong Kong Grand Tasting

James Suckling

Featuring 130 of the best producers from the top wine regions in the world – all hand-picked by James Suckling – this tasting event will showcase an extraordinary collection of more than 225+ top-scoring wines.

When:     31 October 2019
Where:    Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $150, Eventbrite

 

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 

 

Vegan Block Party – 80s Edition

There’ll be a host of mouth-watering vegan food and desserts, free flow beer, wine and wine spritz and old school beats at this 80s themed vegan block party.

When:     2 November 2019
Where:    Tuckshop by Social Club, Sai Ying Pun
Tickets:  From $116.59, Eventbrite

 

MUMM Melbourne Cup Long Lunch

MUMM Melbourne cup long lunch

With wine and bubbles generously sponsored by Mumm Champagne, frock up and head to the terrace at the ‘The Millions’ with superb views of the luscious Happy Valley Race Course for live betting. Fashions on the Field and of course, watching the main event – the race that stops a nation live on the big screen served up with a delicious BBQ buffet lunch and followed with the popular post cup after party.

When:     5 November 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Jockey Club, Happy Valley
Tickets:  From $1088, Eventbrite

 

The Great Hong Kong Bar Race

Starting from Rula Bula in Lan Kwai Fong, teams of 4 solve the clues and race to the ending location. Expect awesome prizes, great challenges and cold drinks! Proceeds benefit @love21foundation, a Hong Kong charity.

When:     9 November 2019
Where:    Rula Bula, Lan Kwai Fong
For more information:  Facebook

 

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

 

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

 

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

I KONG with Soom T and Others

I KONG

Heavy Hongkong and Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival have teamed up to bring big vibes to Hong Kong this October. Legendary Jamaican Chinese vocalist I Kong Reggae Legend will perform alongside Soom T from the UK as well as Skunga Kong, Riddim Mashup, JSTAR, Mousfx and others.

When:     19 October 2019
Where:    Aux, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  $200 in advance, $250 at the door, Ticketflap

 

Manila Grey

Manila Grey

Bridging modern eastern aesthetics with atmospheric R&B sonics, Manila Grey is a Canadian hip hop/R&B duo from Vancouver, Canada.

When:     2 November 2019
Where:    Mudita, Central
Tickets:  From $300, Ticketflap

 

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


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Sports

Official England Rugby Dinner

Official England Rugby Dinner

Join Rugby World Cup champions Martin Johnson, Jason Leonard, Mike Tindall and Ben Kay with more of England Rugby’s finest to be announced. Review the Rugby World Cup 2019 and preview the finals at this stunning celebration dinner and entertainment show hosted by Martin Bayfield.

When:     17 October 2019
Where:    Conrad Hotel, Central
For more information:  Facebook

 

Rugby Worldcup 2019 at Ovolo Southside

Rugby World Cup

Ruck & Roll at Ovolo Southside for the Rugby World Cup 2019. Gather your mates and enjoy free-flow drinks packages with complimentary tacos and burgers.

When:     19 October – 2 November 2019
Where:    Ovolo Southside, Wong Chuk Hang
Tickets:  From $280 for adults, $140 for children, Ticketflap

 

Just MMA Hong Kong 4

Some of the region’s most exciting mixed martial artists will gather in front of the Hong Kong crowd as Hong Kong’s most energetic MMA promotion, JUST MMA returns.

When:     9 November 2019
Where:    Southorn Stadium, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $300, Ticketflap


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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.

Gemini Man 
The Art of Racing in the Rain


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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

 

Mercedes-Benz BAM Festival 2019

BAM Festival

Mercedes-Benz is returning this year with their forward-thinking urban festival with something for everyone. It will be a two day event that consists of first-hand preview, test drives, expert talks, shop, dine, family fun activities and more.

When:     12-13 October 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information:  Event Website

 

Yay Or Nay

Liars League Storytelling Workshop

This storytelling session by Liars’ League will feature original flash fiction – featuring stories of political instability, uncertain unions, and esoteric music.

When:     14 October 2019
Where:    Terrible Baby, Eaton Hong Kong
Tickets:  Free entry, Event Website

 

Snap & Seek Photo Scavenger Hunt

Snap + Seek

This exciting Hong Kong photo scavenger hunt is sure to bring out the competitive side in you. Using just your mobile phone and working together in teams of 4-5 people, you will hunt for photo ops in the most unlikely spaces.

When:     26 October 2019
Where:    Meet at Central Pier 10
Tickets:  $250 per person, Facebook

 

Hong Kong Beach Festival

HK Beach Festival

This family-friendly beach festival is set to be a weekend of pure enjoyment and will include exciting beach sports events such as the Hong Kong International Beach Water Polo Tournament, Stan Group Triple Challenge (beach swim), beach volleyball invitational and mermaid performances. There will also be tons of awesome kids activities.

When:     26-27 October 2019
Where:    Repulse Bay Beach
Tickets:  Free entry, Facebook

 

Murder + Margaritas: True Crime Trivia Night

This evening will test your knowledge of real life murderers, serial killers and unsolved mysteries as you answer true crime-themed trivia questions as a team with a chance to win prizes.

When:     29 October 2019
Where:    Los Sotano, Lan Kwai Fong
Tickets:  $1500 per team includes welcome margarita, free-flow wine and guac, Facebook

 

Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Hong Kong literary festival

The Hong Kong Literary Festival will include a wide range of literary events including readings, workshops and performances spread across various venues around Hong Kong.

Learn more about the International Literary Festival here!

When:     1-10 November 2019
Where:    Various Venues
Tickets:  Available now on Ticketflap

 

Projekt Berlin

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.

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

 

ANZ Kiwi Ball

The annual Kiwi Ball is back for its 8th year. It will be a fantastic night celebrating all that is wonderful about Aotearoa. This year’s theme, Art Deco pays homage to the unique art deco style of New Zealand. There will be great food and entertainment.

When:     9 November 2019
Where:    Oasis Room, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel
Tickets:  $1500, Ticketflap

 

Wilderness Survival Workshop

If you’ve ever dreamed about living in the woods and mountains, don’t miss this workshop with Miriam Lancewood, who lived with her husband in the New Zealand wilderness for more than 7 years.

When:     9 November 2019
Where:    Twisk Camp Site, Route Twisk
For more information:  Facebook

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Xmas Mandalas

Mandala workshop

Make a Xmas Mandala for your loved ones with a few xmas cards along the way at this art workshop hosted by Wild at Art.

When:     12 December 2019
Where:    Wild at Art Studio, Central
Tickets:  $400 including all materials, Facebook Event


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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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