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Party Time: What’s On this Pink Season in Hong Kong

The long-awaited Pink Season, Asia’s Premier LGBT+ Festival, is back for another year and we couldn’t be more excited! From September 28 to November 3, the festival will be painting the town pink with a jam-packed schedule of glamours parties and events. So get your calendars out and pencil in those dates!



Launch Party

Kick off the season with a bang and head down to LGBT+ hotspot, Petticoat Lane, on September 28. Expect amazing giveaways, plenty of drinks promotions, incredible live performances, dance-inducing music, and a whole lot of glitz and glam. The event is free but be sure to RSVP first, and don’t forget to make a donation.

When: September 28, (9pm)
Where: Petticoat Lane, Basement, 57 – 59 Wyndham Street, Central
How much: Free (RSVP required)
Click here for more information

Drag Queen Workshops

If you’ve ever watched an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, then you probably know how much work it takes to transform into a fabulous drag queen – well, now your turn. Explore your untapped talent for drag and learn everything you need to know about makeup, dance, and persona creation. There’s even a grand prize up for grabs for the ultimate queen!

When: September 29 / October 6 & 20
Where: naked Hub, G/F, 5 – 13 New Street, Sheung Wan
How much: Free (RSVP required)
Click here for more information


Spark 4 Impact

Right, let’s get serious for a moment. Spark 4 Impact is a workshop which aims to find solutions to the many problems that are faced by the LGBT+ community every day. Starting off with a guided tour, the session is then followed by an open forum where Impact X, a social enterprise and co-organiser of the event, will address and tackle any issues or concerns raised by participants. There are limited spaces for this workshop so hurry and sign up while you can.

When: September 30, (7pm – 10pm)
Where: Herbert Smith Freehills, 23/F, Gloucester Tower, 15 Queen’s Road Central
How much: Free (RSVP required)
Click here for more information

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Adrift in Macao

Nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Best Music, Adrift in Macao is a hilarious musical parody of a classic film noir movie. Starring typical film noir characters such as Laureena, the curvaceous blonde, who luckily bumps into Rick Shaw, the cynical surf-and-turf casino owner, and Mitch, the American who has just been framed for murder by a mysterious villain, this musical parody is filled with songs, jokes, puns, and plenty of shenanigans. Don’t forget to put in the discount code ‘pink2018′ to enjoy 10 percent off your ticket purchase.

When: October 2 – 6
Where: McAulay Studio, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
How much: $240 – $290
Click here for more information


Variety Show

Back by popular demand, the Variety Show on October 4 invites all to take the stage and show off their best talents. Whether that’s doing your best Beyonce moves, singing your heart out, or testing your one-liners on the audience, this fun and fast-paced evening is one not to be missed.

When: October 4
Where: Cafe FLM, 62 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan
How much: Free (RSVP required)
Click here for more information

Culture Fest Art Weekend

Bringing you an immersive art experience in Wong Chuk Hang from October 6 to 7, the Culture Fest Art Weekend features a marketplace, workshops, exhibitions, and live performances. Want to make a mini staycation out of it? Then book yourself a weekend’s stay at Ovolo Southside that’s just around the corner from the event venue. If you book now, you can even enjoy a 23 percent discount on your stay!

When: October 6 – 7, 12pm – 9pm)
Where: The Hive Spring, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang
How much: Free (RSVP required)
Click here for more information


China LGBT+ Forum

Despite being in an environment where LGBT+ issues are not discussed but rather pushed under the rug, there is still a very active social movement fighting for LGBT+ rights in the mainland. At this forum, three champions of LGBT+ rights from Xiamen, Wuhan, and Hong Kong come together to discuss and share their experiences of the obstacles they’ve had to overcome, and how they led the community to fight against all odds.

When: October 7, (6pm – 9pm)
Where: Blessed Ministry Community Church, 20/F, Cheong Sun Tower, 118 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan
How much: Free (RSVP required)
Click here for more information

How To Be An Ally

Want to give your support to the LGBT+ community but don’t know where to start? Then this is the event for you. Come and hear the unique and personal stories of different LGBT+ individuals and gain insight as to how you can help make a difference to the community. Anyone and everyone is welcome.

When: October 11, (7pm – 10pm)
Where: Hogan Lovells, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
How much: Free (RSVP required)
Click here for more information


The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Dig out your corset, put on those fishnets, and strap on your high heels, because cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show is coming to the big screen this October 12 at the Best of British Festival. We highly recommend getting those tickets early on as this one is bound to sell out in no time. All that’s left now is to jump to the left, step to the right, grab your picnic blanket, and get ready for one hell of a movie night.

When: October 12, (8.30pm – 11pm)
Where: Tamar Park
How much: $130
Click here for more information


Enchanted Rainbow Family Day

Get your hands on special discounted park entry tickets and spend a day at Disneyland making magical memories with your little ones. To make this day even more amazing, join rainbow families for a classic Disney Character themed-breakfast, and enter the fun photo competition for a chance to take home some brilliant prizes!

When: October 13
Where: $220 – $584 (free entry for ages 0 – 2)
How much: Hong Kong Disneyland
Click here for more information


FLM Secret Party

Who’s your favourite Disney character? Whoever it is, you can relive your favourite fairy tale dreams – with a twist – at Cafe FLM’s Secret Party this October 13. There aren’t many details as to what the party entails (it is a secret after all), but one thing we can be sure of is that it’s going to be unforgettable, packed with fun, with an extra splash of Disney magic.

When: October 13, (11pm)
Where: Cafe FLM, 62 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan
How much: Free (RSVP required)
Click here for more information

PLUGboat at Floatilla 2018

The classic LGBT+ junk boat celebration is back with the biggest floating party of the year. Setting sail on October 14, tickets include healthy nibbles and a meat-free menu from Knead, boozy drinks from Petticoat Lane, fun inflatable from All That Junk, and eco-friendly reusable keepsakes from PLUG Magazine. Tickets are limited this year, so RSVP now as spaces are first-come, first-served.

When: October 14
Where: TBC
How much: $800
Click here for more information


Health Day

A vital part of Pink Season is supporting community health initiatives in Hong Kong. This Health Day on October 18, AIDS Concern is hosting this important event to discuss topics such as domestic violence, the stigma of HIV testing, depression, and drug addiction. Remember, registration is compulsory.

When: October 18, (7pm – 10.30pm)
Where: eXellerator, 9/F, Tower One, Standard Chartered Building, Millennium City Plaza Phase one, 388 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong
How much: Free (RSVP required)
Click here for more information


Career Day

Whether you’re struggling with your career path, or just starting out in the “real” world, LGBT+ individuals can find all the support they need in one incredible afternoon. Answering everything from what is the millennial workplace like, to how to deal with coming out at work, you can have the chance to pick the brains of insightful representatives from different industries.

When: October 20, (12pm – 6pm)
Where: TBC
How much: Free (RSVP required)
Click here for more information


Gay Gaming

Ever dreamed of making a living from computer gaming? It can happen. Come hear the story of how a world-class LGBT+ pro gamer made his dream a reality. Afterwards, you can keep your hands busy by enjoying an exciting session of arcade gaming too. Who’s up for a game of Street Fighter (do they still have that)?

When: October 26, (7pm – 10pm)
Where: The Ring Esport Bar, 6/F, 10 – 11 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: Free (RSVP required)
Click here for more information


Sports Day

In case you didn’t know, Hong Kong will be the first Asian city to host the Gay Games in 2022 (that’s just four years away!). In anticipation, Pink Season’s Sports Day is set to be filled with exciting sports including tag archery, underwater hockey, aerial yoga, as well as classics such as tennis and volleyball. Click here to find out more about the Hong Kong Gay Games 2022 and read our interview with Dennis Philipse, founder and chair of the Hong Kong Gay Games Bid Team.

When: October 28, (10am – 6pm)
Where: Li Po Chun United World College, 10 Lok Wo Sha Lane, Sai Sha Road, Shatin
How much: Free (RSVP required)
Click here for more information


Marriage Legislation

After the celebration of the QT case taking victory back in July, civil servant, Angus Leung, is taking his case to the Court of Final Appeal to fight for his right to legally declare his husband, Scott Adams, his spouse in Hong Kong. But what does this all mean for the future? This November 1, lawyers involved in both cases, along with other experts, cut through the jargon and outline the next steps for the LGBT+ community to bring marriage equality to Hong Kong.

When: November 1, (7pm – 10pm)
Where: Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan
How much: Free (RSVP required)
Click here for more information

Out in the Open

This is it, the party of all parties to celebrate the end of this year’s Pink Season. With free food and drinks, competitions, spectacular live music, dance performances, and even sunset yoga, this epic finale party is definitely going to be the LGBT+ community’s biggest party – yet!

When: November 3, (2pm – 9pm)
Where: The Butchers Club, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang
How much: Free (RSVP required)
Click here for more information

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