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The Weekend Ahead

Hong Kong Pride Parade, Prestige Fairs, and a rocking Guns N’ Roses concert – spoiler alert: this weekend is going to be amazing! Better get those early nights in now people, because we’re in for a jam-packed weekend ahead.

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Swapping cookers for live fire, and amplifiers for acoustic guitars, the team at Brut! is going back to basics to challenge themselves in creating a special six-course fine-dining menu – without using any electricity! Cutting all power at the venue, guests can expect a one-of-a-kind ambience lit by flickering candles, and the sweet sounds of live music by talented musician Alex Purdue, while enjoying a secret menu of dishes inspired by open-fire camping and beach settings. Capacity is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat in advance by emailing reservations.brut@gmail.com.

When: November 15, December 13 & January 10, (7pm – midnight)
Where: Shop C, G/F, 1 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun
How much: Free admission
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David Zwirner Gallery presents Flavin, Judd, McCracken, Sandback

Presenting a group exhibition, gathering the works of four American Minimalist artists: Flavin, Judd, McCracken, and Sandback, David Zwirner Gallery is inviting all to come and witness a reductive form of simple yet striking art in different colours, materials, and physical spaces. Shining a light on this abstract style of work that first emerged in the 1960s, the exhibition is the first major presentation of Minimal art in Hong Kong.

When: November 15 – December 21
Where: 5 – 6/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central
How much: Free admission
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Kenny G World Tour in Macau

The legendary “sax-man” is back! Performing at the Venetian in Macau this November 16 as part of his world tour, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G is set to serenade his fans with all his classic hits. With over 75 million albums sold worldwide, Kenny is one of the most successful and well-known instrumental musicians of the modern era, so don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to see him perform live on stage.

When: November 16, (8.30pm)
Where: The Venetian, Macau
How much: $480 – $1,280
Click here for more information


Hong Kong Eco Film Festival

Held in Hong Kong for the first time, the Hong Kong Eco Film Festival (HKEFF) is an inspirational event that celebrates, raises awareness, and finds effective solutions to help protect our environment. Rolling out the green carpet, the two-day festival includes a jam-packed programme filled with movie screenings, workshops, talks, a market, and tons of delicious eats. Click here to see the full schedule.

When: November 16 & 17
Where: The Hive, 33 – 35 Hiller Street, Sheung Wan
How much: $220 – $300
Click here for more information


Eaton HK Human/Progress Festival

Centred around important issues such as gender equality, environmental justice, and immigrant rights, the Eaton Workshop’s Human/Progress Festival brings together a global community of artists, change-makers, and social businesses through three exciting days of music performances, workshops, talks, holistic wellness sessions, movie screenings, and other cultural activities. All proceeds from the festival will go towards supporting a range of different local NGOs in Hong Kong.

When: November 16 – 18
Where: Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan
How much: Free
Click here for more information


Hong Kong Art Week 2018

Now in its sixth year, Hong Kong Art Week 2018 brings a vibrant 9-day festival to all art lovers to celebrate the importance of the art community and unique culture in Hong Kong. Boasting an expansive list of exciting city-wide programmes, including art exhibitions, studio visits, panel discussions, and immersive art adventures, this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

When: Until November 17
Where: Locations vary
How much: Prices vary
Click here for more information

Hong Kong Pride Parade

“Call for the Law, equality for all!”. Remember this slogan for this year’s Hong Kong Pride Parade as you march alongside hundreds of proud members and supporters of the LGBT community. This year, the parade begins from Victoria Park in Causeway Bay, and finishes at Edinburgh Place in Central, and don’t forget to come dressed in your proudest purple outfit! Even if you can’t make it to the parade, you can still show your support by making a donation to the cause (click here to find out how).

When: November 17, (2pm)
Where: Victoria Park, Causeway Bay
How much: Donations are welcome
Click here for more information


ROAM 14 presents CYK (Tokyo)

Flying in all the way from Tokyo, the CYK crew, a collective of DJs and event organisers, is ready to turn up the heat and bring on the beats at ROAM’s monthly music night this November 17. Held at the underground venue, Octave, the crew will have you up on the dance floor until the early hours.

When: November 17, (10pm – 3am)
Where: Octave, 16 Arbuthnot Road, Central
How much: $150
Click here for more information

Prestige Fairs

With Christmas just around the corner, Prestige Fairs returns to fulfil all your Christmas shopping needs under one roof. With three exciting fairs left, including the Pre-Christmas Gift Parade (Nov 21), Christmas Showcase (Nov 26), and the final Christmas Gift Festival (Dec 11), shoppers are in for a treat as they discover all the latest and most stylish bargains from vendors across the globe. Is there really a better way to rekindle your Christmas spirit? We think not. Click here for the full preview.

When: November 12, 21, 26 & December 11, (10am – 8pm)
Where: Conrad Hong Kong Grand Ballroom, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
How much: Free admission
Click here for more information


Guns N’ Roses: Not in this Lifetime Tour

As one of the greatest rock bands in music history, Guns N’ Roses needs no further introduction. Reuniting after 23 years, the band is scheduled to play two gigs on November 20 and 21 at AsiaWorld-Expo – so get ready for a serious night of head banging!

When: November 20 & 21, (7.30pm)
Where: AsiaWorld-Expo
How much: $688 – $2,488
Click here for more information

Coming Up


ALTN8 Dance Festival

Put on your dancing shoes as the third edition of the ALTN8 dance festival returns this November 24. Taking over PMQ for one night only, the festival features an eclectic line-up of underground music talents, uprising stars, and some of the most revered names in dance music. Blending heart-pounding music with exceptional visual designs, the ALTN8 festival is one not to be missed.

When: November 24, (noon – 11pm)
Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central
How much: $840
Click here for more information


The World in Gala Dinner Hong Kong

In celebration of The Economist’s annual publication, The World in 2019, a special gala dinner is taking place at the JW Marriott Hotel on November 29. With an evening of intelligent entertainment highlighting global patterns and forecasts for the year ahead, the dinner features Martin Lee, founding chairman of the Democratic Party of Hong Kong, and Raed Al-Saleh, the head of Syria Civil Defence – also known as the White Helmets, along with other reputable speakers of the industry. Individual tickets are priced at US$1,200, but lucky Localiiz readers can get their hands on an exclusive discounted rate of US$900 by entering the code LOCALIIZ when purchasing a ticket online.

When: November 29
Where: JW Marriott Hotel, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
How much: Prices vary
Click here for more information

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Stride for a Cure – Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Enjoy a fun day out in nature and join the Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s Stride for a Cure walkathon this November 25. With the options of either a 5km route, or a more challenging 10km route to choose from, this family-friendly event offers each participant exclusive goodie bags, free shuttle buses to and from Central Ferry Pier, and a huge variety of post-walk activities such as live music, magic shows, face painting, game booths, and more. The number of participants is limited, so sign up now to avoid disappointment.

When: November 25
Where: Tai Tam Country Park
How much: Donations are welcome
Click here for more information

Ongoing Events

New Vision Arts Festival

The biennial New Vision Arts Festival is back with an exciting programme filled with all sorts of wonderfully quirky performances and workshops. This is the perfect festival for all art enthusiasts to push and explore the boundaries of arts and culture in Hong Kong. Click here to find out more about what’s in store.

When: Until November 18
Where: Locations vary
How much: Prices vary
Click here for more information

Joan Cornellà Pop Up Store

Known for his hilarious, disturbing, and just flat-out offensive comic strips and artwork, Joan Cornellà quickly gained huge popularity when he began sharing his work on social media back in 2014. Having previously exhibited in Hong Kong before, Cornellà now returns with a pop-up store at PMQ from now until November 19. Lucky shoppers can get their hands on everything from funny t-shirts, to comic books that are raging with his unique sense of dark humour. See more of Cornellà’s brilliant artwork on his Facebook and Instagram.

When: Until November 19, (12 noon – 7pm)
Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Para Site Presents: Crush

Combining the varying works of 18 different artists and one writing project, Para Site’s group exhibition, Crush, investigates the dark side of love. Exploring the vulnerability of love, unrequited emotions, and the sensations of love and obsession, this one-of-a-kind art exhibition uncovers the daunting truth of love in every way imaginable.

When: Until November 25
Where: 22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, 677 King’s Road, Quarry Bay
How much: Free
Click here for more information


Social Transformations

The exhibition proudly celebrates the 20 years of partnership between RMIT University and the Hong Kong Art School (HKAS), with a focus on the social transformations it brings. Featuring artwork from graduate alumni from the Bachelor of Arts (BAFA) and/or Master of Fine Art (MFA) programmes, the exhibition aims to bring new insights and open up new perspectives for attendees.

When: Until November 28, (10am – 8pm)
Where: Pao Galleries, 4-5/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
How much: Free admission
Click here for more information


Festive Korea

Whether you’re an avid K-pop fan or have an undying love for Korean food, take advantage of this year’s Festive Korea right here in Hong Kong. Divided into six different categories such as performing arts, music, cinema, food, visual arts, and special events, there’s everything from traditional folk music and dance performances, to a Korean Indie Band Fair. With so much going on around the city to celebrate Korean culture, be sure to keep an eye on the events calendar.

When: Until November 30
Where: Locations vary
How much: Prices vary
Click here for more information

Hong Kong Culture Festival

Celebrating the diversity of local cultural heritage, the third edition of the Hong Kong Culture Festival returns to fill our city with a wide array of exhibitions, concerts, workshops, film screenings, dance performances, and more. Taking place over the course of four months, from September through to December, the annual festival aims to raise public interest and encourage participation in traditional culture, particularly among the youth. A highlight event of the festival is the Intangible Cultural heritage Mart on October 20 and 21, where through workshops, interactive activities, and art illustrations, visitors can get a first-hand experience of local culture in various forms. From festive traditions such as Fire Dragon Dancing, to day-to-day items like Hong Kong style milk tea, this four-month-long festival gives you and the whole family plenty of options for a fun day out.

When: Until December 6
Where: Locations vary
How much: Prices vary
Click here for more information

The Endurance Expedition: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton

Showcasing a remarkable collection of original photographic glass and celluloid negatives captured by Frank Hurley, the official photographer of the famous Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, the Endurance Expedition documents one of the greatest tales of human survival. The photographic collection has been digitally mastered by leading experts in order for audiences to admire and take inspiration from using advanced, custom-made technology to help preserve the collection in its true authenticity.

When: Until December 21
Where: The Haven, 29/F, Wyndham Place, 44 Wyndham Street, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Run for a Cure – Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Make every step of your morning jog count and take part in the Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s Run for a Cure. It’s simple, all you need to do is register online, download a mobile app to record your running dates and distances, and invite all your friends and family to help sponsor you. The minimum distance to achieve is 21km (or more), which can be accumulated anytime and anywhere during November to December. A limited-edition souvenir will be rewarded to those who successfully raise more than $200, while the top three runners will receive a premium grand gift.

When: Until end of December
Where: Anywhere in Hong Kong
How much: $100 to sign up
Click here for more information

Tong Chong Street Market

Gather round boys and girls, because the beloved Tong Chong Street Market is back to fill up your weekend with local organic produce, the trendiest food stalls, and exciting workshops. Returning with a fresh new look and unique theme each month, the market is the perfect place to be for all foodies and green thumbs in Hong Kong.

When: Until February 17, (11am – 5pm) (every Sunday except Dec 2, 23, 30 & Feb 3)
Where: Tong Chong Street, Quarry Bay
How much: Free
Click here for more information

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