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The Weekend Ahead

At long last, the wait is finally over and the beast of a festival that is Clockenflap is once again upon us! Bigger and better than ever before, the music and arts extravaganza expects to attract record-breaking crowds, but if you aren’t one of the 60,000 rockers planning on invading the Waterfront Promenade this weekend, fear not, because as usual there is a whole host of events popping up around the city. Enjoy!


Clockenflap 2015

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Hong Kong’s biggest music and arts festival returns for the eight year with a line-up that is guaranteed to get you rocking in your clocken socks. Catch live performances from more than 150 DJs and bands including The Libertines, Damien Rice, New Order, Earth Wind & Fire, and festival favourites Chic featuring Niles Rogers. Aside from the music, this year’s festival offers a smorgasbord of eye-popping art installations, mesmerising movies, and many more intriguing attractions to enjoy. There will also be a huge selection of food and drink from some of the city’s finest restaurants and bars, and of course, the ever-popular Clockencraft market. Check out the full music line-up here.

When: November 27 (5pm – 11pm) November 28 (12pm – 11pm) and November 29 (12pm – 11pm)
Where: West Kowloon Cultural District, , Yau Tsim Mong
How much: $480 – $1,780 (day and weekend tickets available)
Click here for ticket information and sales.


Something Old Vintage Pop up

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Are you on the hunt for a vintage timepiece? The head to the city’s first month-long vintage market where you will find an eclectic mix of one of a kind fashion pieces and accessories, home décor, leather goods, jewelry, rare cameras, timepieces, and more rare Christmas gifts you won’t find anywhere else. Alongside the unique pop ups, the market features quirky workshops, exhibitions, and events to complete the vintage lifestyle experience.

When: November 27 – December 20 (Tues – Fri: 12pm – 7 pm / Sat – Sun: 12pm – 9 pm / closed on Mondays)
Where: D2 Place, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok
How much: Free


“Connection” at deTour 2015

Everybody can participate in the Cotton Run interactive installation by LAAB at deTour 2015 at PMQ for a sweet reward

Where else could you run inside a human-size hamster wheel and spin yourself some cotton candy? Head to the annual deTour creative festival this weekend and get lost in a world of interactive workshops, pop-up exhibitions, design dialogues, and art installations which showcase the talents of young, emerging artists in Hong Kong. Launched in conjunction with Business of Design Week (BODW), the ten-day event aims to encourage participants to connect with the creators and excite all the senses under the theme of “connection”. Don’t miss your chance to snap a selfie in the “SNAP!” photo booth and be in with a chance of winning some goody bags.

When: November 27 – December 6 (11am – 8pm)
Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information.


GSIS Christmas Bazaar

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You can’t beat a bit of Christmas shopping at the weekend. Take your pick of German/Swiss goods at this small fundraiser including edible delicacies such as raclettes and gluhwein, as well as advent wreaths, and more. Enjoy live entertainment from the GSIS Big Band, and a Games Alley for kids of Primary age which includes more than 30 game stalls.

When: November 28 (10am – 4pm)
Where: Peak Campus, 22 Guildford Road, The Peak (shuttle buses from Central)
How much: Free
Click here for more information.


Repulse Bay Christmas Fair

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What better excuse to escape the city this Saturday than head to Repulse Bay Arcade for a spot of Christmas shopping. Browse between 40 to 50 stalls and pick up some treats for Christmas including toys, paintings, jewellery, and home accessories. There will be entertainment for children and adults in the form of games, a bouncy castle, and live music.

When: November 28 (11am – 6pm)
Where: Repulse Bay Arcade, The Repulse Bay 
How much: Free
Click here for more information.


FranksGiving

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You’ve stuffed your face with enough turkey and mash potato to last you until next Thanksgiving and now it’s time to dance. This year marks the 100th birthday of the king of swing, Frank Sinatra, and to celebrate, Pete Moore and the Martini Nation Big Band are throwing a concert of “FranksGiving” in his honour. Grab your hat and head to Grappa’s Cellar for a night of Sinatra, Rat Pack, and other tasty swinging treats, delivered by some of the finest exponents of the craft.

When: November 28 (starts at 7.30pm)
Where: Grappa’s Cellar, B/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central
How much: $288
Click here for ticket information and sales.


Jewish Women’s Association Annual Charity Bazaar

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One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure at this year’s JWA bazaar. All goods, from handbags to housewares and toys, are donated at this event, meaning you can grab yourself a bargain and help raise money for charity too. Many of the donated items are branded, making this bazaar extremely popular for fashionistas throughout the city.

When: November 29 (10am – 5pm)
Where: Island School, 20 Borret Road, Mid Levels (minibus number 9 from Exchange Square)
How much: $20 for adults, free for children (admission). Please bring ID for admission.
Click here for more information.


“The Nadeshiko” By Fin DAC

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Don’t miss your chance to explore the new pop-up exhibition, The Nadeshiko, by self-taught street artist Fin DAC. Unravel the mystery behind those ‘superhero’ women and check out ten of his most iconic street art pieces, which can be seen on walls, boats, and rooftops on four continents of the world. The exhibition runs until February 28, 2016 and you can find out more in our article on the talented man himself.

When: Now to February 28, 2016
Where: J Plus Hotel by YOO, 1 – 5 Irving Street, Causeway Bay
How much: Free
Visit the hotel’s website or Facebook page for more information.


“Event Horizon” By Antony Gormley

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock all month, you can’t have missed the invasion of 31 mysterious “naked man” sculptures that have popped up on rooftops around the city. The largest art installation, Event Horizon, ever to hit Hong Kong has taken the city by storm — and have caused quite a stir among concerned Hong Kongers who mistook them for real people. The exhibition examines the relationship between humans and their environments and aims to encourage us to “look up and look again at familiar places in a new way.” Creepy or cool? We’re not quite sure!

When: NOW – May 18, 2016
Visit the website for more information.

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