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Sweet October Treats: A Roundup of This Month’s Events

By Localiiz 29 September 2014
October 1st 2014 We bid farewell to September and we’re finally in the clear for some true fall fun. October holds the promise of the perfect Hong Kong weather, less humid days, more BBQ’s, Halloween treats, and enough activities to fill your calendar. To help you find out what's in store this month, we’ve summed up the best events going on around the city for you to enjoy!  

Kiddie Fun

Now that the kids are settled back in their school routine, it’s time to add a kick to their after school activities. Here's how you can keep them away from Facebook and TV, while building skills they can use in their future! For the artsy teens in your life, head over to Hong Kong Art Tutoring and sign up for their newest five-week Life Drawing Course, starting October 4th. Perfect for those teens working on their Art Coursework, this class will help them perfect those fanciful techniques they’ll need to get an A. Enroll now for HK$2,500! Does your little one have an eye for filmmaking? Sign them up for the Junior Snappers October Workshop! Held for two days on October 11th and 12th for HK$1,380, your little film buff will learn everything they need to know about directing, camerawork, and more. Simply register and you’re set to roll! Work on molding your child’s little mind into a fast thinking machine with the help of PowerBrain RX's brain training exercises. This October they’re opening their third branch in Fo Tan, New Territories. Help them celebrate their success with their offer of free trials, assessments, and 20% off all month long! Got a future Federer in your midst? Help them perfect their tennis swing and sign them up for Peak Performance Tennis Academy’s Mid Term School Break Tennis Camp from October 20th to 24th. They’ll make the most of their school break with days of tennis fun! If you can’t stop your kiddie from dancing all around the house, get their jittery dancer feet signed up for classes with Southern School of Dance. The school is launching two new classes this week at Shaw House: Beginner’s Modern and Beginner's Tap Dancing! Visit their website for a full schedule and price guide. Is your special little one celebrating a birthday this month? Look no further than Rumple and Friends for the best party entertainment they could hope for. Hong Kong's favorite clown has launched a whole new range of puppet shows and parties (not to mention a Frozen themed party) that will have your little one jumping for joy. Interested? Visit their Localiiz page to enquire now! Psst… Localiiz fans get at 10% discount!  

Not to Miss Events

Want to keep your month filled with all kinds of exciting things? You got it! October is filled with a wide range of art, party, concerts, and more! Start the month off celebrating the upcoming public holidays. Head to Localiiz’s favorite party venue Boujis to celebrate China’s National Day on October 1st with Ruby Red and Patriotic Cocktails! Continue straight into a second night of partying with their Chung Yeung Festival party on October 2nd, featuring some of Hong Kong’s best DJs. Class up your month and head to the revolutionary Asia Contemporary Art Show, held from October 2nd to 5th at the Conrad Hotel. Be sure to stop by Room 4110 to check out Localiiz favourite French Gallery, Rouge Ephemere for all the fantastic art they'll have on sale! Head straight back into that party funk with Boujis, because they’re celebrating their two-year anniversary over three nights – October 9th, 10th, and 11th! Help them celebrate their birthday in style! Beer fanatic? Lucky for you, Americraft Imports is hosting an exciting Craft Beer Flotilla on October 11th. They’ll be stocking their boat with craft beers for you to sip on! Definitely something you won’t want to miss if you’re a brew lover. *UPDATE* The Flotilla is now SOLD OUT! If you love your meat and you love the sea, you'll be happy to know that Hong Kong Yachting is teaming up with carnivore experts The Butchers Club to bring you 'Steak Frites at Sea'. For HK$1200 a head, you'll be able to enjoy a delicious Steak Frite three-course meal by the Butchers Club on Hong Kong Yachting's flagship boat, the Jungle Jane. As the final cherry on top, it'll all be paired with free-flow beverages! Do we have your mouths watering? Purchase your ticket for October 17th here now! Don't panic if you miss out though, there will be several more held in November. Experience a dose of classical culture courtesy of the Hong Kong Philharmonic this October by catching a performance of their very own Jaap Van Zweden’s Fifth Symphony, Mahler 5, on October 17th and 18th. You’re sure to be blown away! Purchase tickets here.  

Shop Till You Drop!

When in Hong Kong, there’s always a reason to shop! If you’re looking to spice up the décor in your house, head over to Decor8 for a wide range of stylish furniture at great prices. This month, they're launching exclusive Balloon Dog Figurine Statues! Get the unique piece for your home or an upcoming party. Planning an upcoming wedding? You won’t want to miss this deal! Couture Wedding Gown experts Wiwiwed are hosting a sample sale on designer wedding gowns this month, with beautiful dresses for up to 70% off! Perhaps you’ll find your dream dress for the price you wished for! Looking forward to Thanksgiving next month? Beat the rush by pre-ordering your turkey from The Meatery by Meatmarket HK . With only the highest quality meats available, you know you’re going to make a delicious meal for all of your guests to enjoy. Ready to upgrade the look of your home? Everything Under the Sun is teaming up with KZ Designs for a pop-up showcase called Karo Lifestyle @PMQ. Open daily from October 9th to November 6th, Everything Under The Sun will showcase 2 collections from Belgium design house: Tribù. Pieces from these collections are suitable for both outdoor and indoor use. Perhaps you'll be able to find something to give your home a little bit of a facelift!  

Keep Fit

It will be hard to stay fit and healthy all through October and its sweet temptations – we’ll all give in to that Halloween candy! Despite the treats, keep on track this month with the help of Gold Nutrition. They’ve recently launched a new L-Carnitine product specifically for fat burning! If you prefer some good old-fashioned exercise, we’re going to refer you to Pole Paradise Studio's exciting Pole Dancing classes. Work on your flexibility and add some spice to your aerial and pole routines with their Gymnastic Workshops on October 4th and 11th. Head on over to their Localiiz page to enquire and sign up now! Need a break? Get a vacation and exercise in an all-in-one package with Elite Personal Training’s 5 Star Fitness Retreat from October 31st to November 2nd. You’ll head to beautiful Koh Samui Thailand, to enjoy the sun, sand, and gorgeous weather, and get fit all at once! Sound perfect? Visit their website for more details.  

Mental Wellness and Overall Health

Living in Hong Kong can often stress your emotional wellbeing and all around health. Always dedicate some time to unwind and get back in sync. Shakti Healing Circle is offering several workshops this month that can put your mind and body at ease. Start the month with their Full Moon Kundalini Yoga Workshop with Neil Irwin on October 4th for HK$500. If yoga isn’t for you, try their Deliberate Creation Workshop with Tj Hanretta, also on October 4th, for HK$450. Having some restless dreams? Head to their Shamanic Workshop: Dreams, with Mark Nelson on October 9th for HK$450 instead. Have you or a family member been having health problems? If you’re looking to improve your health naturally, the Integrated Medicine Institute is offering a wide range of free informational talks this month that can help you address certain health issues. On October 7th, attend their free talk on The Natural Medicine Approach to Asthma, Eczema, and Allergies in Children. Continue on to their Charity Talk in Understanding and Managing Anxiety on October 14th. Suffering from thyroid problems? Listen to their free talk on October 15th on treating hyperthyroidism. For those parents worried about their little ones, try their free talk in Natural Therapies to Overcome Learning and Behavioral Issues in Children on October 22nd. If spiritual healing is more your cup of tea, look no further than the Kadampa Meditation Centre. Join Gen Rabten on October 5th for a half-day course. From October 10th to 12th, they’ll host a weekend course on The Union of Sutra and Tantra, teaching you to focus your creativity into spiritual training. Looking for something for the little ones? Bring your children into the world of meditation with Dharma for Kids with Daleena Samara on October 19th.  

The Business of Learning

In the business-centric city of Hong Kong, it’s always good to stay ahead of the curve. Thankfully, we have General Assembly to offer our city a plethora of useful classes to help further our skill sets. Have you been looking into the world of Web Development? Break it down step by step in their workshop on October 7th for a full rundown on the subject! If you’d like to learn how to make sense of analytics, try their Data Science: Let’s Break It Down Workshop on October 9th instead. We know that networking can be awkward, but introverts definitely have it harder. Step out of your shell and don’t spend all your time alone! Learn how to get talking in a Networking for Introverts workshop on October 13th. Did you get the new iPhone 6? Get on the bandwagon and build the next huge iOS app in a Mobile Development Course starting on October 25th! Perhaps you’ll soon be Hong Kong’s newest millionaire!   Got anything cool you'd like Localiiz to share? Send us your stuff!

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