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The Weekend Ahead: November 19 – 20

Sports fans, movie buffs, shopaholics, beer-lovers, music maestros, festival-goers – there really is an event to suit everyone this weekend. So get your early nights in now people, because you’re in for one jam-packed weekend ahead.

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Punchline Comedy Presents: An Englishman, an Irishman, and a Scotsman

Bringing not one, but three comedians to the stage – Englishman Barry Castagnola, Irishman Andrew Stanley, and Scotsman Mark Nelson – Punchline Comedy is the place to go if a good, hearty laugh is what you’re after this weekend. Tuck into a pre-show buffet of Spanish, Indian, and Thai cuisines (for an additional $180), before catching the trio live on stage. Click here to find out more.

When: November 17, (8pm); November 18 – 19, (9pm)
Where: 2/F, Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
How much: $350
Click here to buy your tickets

 Read more! Have a laugh at Hong Kong’s Most Hilarious Comedy Nights

Oxfam Trailwalker

Not one for the faint-hearted, the Oxfam Trailwalker is an epic 100km challenge – and one of the largest fundraising events in our city’s sporting calendar. Teams of four have just 48 hours to complete the gruelling MacLehose Trail, which runs from Sai Kung to Tuen Mun, and encompasses many of Hong Kong’s highest mountains – including the tallest of all, Tai Mo Shan. We wish all participants the very best of luck!

When: November 18 – 20
Where: MacLehose Trail (Sai Kung to Tuen Mun)
How much: Free to spectate!
Click here for more information

Read more! Get active with Your Guide to Hiking and Running Races in Hong Kong

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Macau Grand Prix

Expect tight corners, top speeds, and fierce races to the finish line at the annual Macau Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton and Jensen Button are among the big racing names that have tackled this famously difficult street circuit – but who will be victorious this time? You’ll catch plenty of motorbike action too, as this is the only street circuit event to host both cars and motorbikes on the same track.

When: November 17 – 20
Where: Guia Circuit
How much: $50 – $950
Click here to buy your tickets

China in Print

Showcasing an entrancing selection of books, photographs, maps, and more (courtesy of collectors from across the globe who will be on hand to discuss), China in Print is a visual and literary exploration of China’s history. Popping up in the harbourside Hong Kong Maritime Museum, this three-day fair promises to be a fascinating occasion.

When: November 18, (4pm – 8pm); November 19, (12 noon – 7pm); November 20, (12 noon – 4pm)
Where: Special Exhibitions Gallery, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Pier No. 8, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information

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Fancy a pint? Hong Kong’s largest craft beer festival, Beertopia, returns to Central Harbourfront, bringing 119 global breweries, including 65 Hong Kong creations, to our doorstep. Throw food, live music, DJs, and beer games into the mix and beer-lovers have their weekend pretty much sorted. Plus, each ticket includes either 1 beer or 10 tasting tokens – cheers to that! 

When: November 18, (6pm – 11pm); November 19, (12 noon – 11pm)
Where: Central Harbourfront
How much: $285 – $395 per session; $495 for the whole weekend
Click here to buy your tickets


Local labels and Hong Kong designers are the stars of the catwalk at The Hive Studios this Friday night. After you’ve seen all the hottest looks strutting down the runway, you can also bag your favourite pieces from the market bazaar.

When: November 18, (6pm – 10pm)
Where: The Hive Studios. 8/F, Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 12P Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town
How much: $75 for members; $150 for non-members
Click here to buy your tickets

Read more! Spend Five Minutes with Enoch Ho of Berayah

Focus on Our Seas Fundraising Evening

Take a look at Hong Kong’s littered shoreline and it becomes very apparent that plastic marine pollution is a big problem. Tackling the issue head on, Plastic Free Seas is hosting its annual fundraiser this Friday with all profits going towards educating students about the dangers in local Hong Kong schools. Award-winning photographs will be up for auction, and canapés and drinks will be served.

When: November 18, (6.30pm – 9.30pm)
Where: Lightstage, G/F, 218 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
How much: $1,000
Click here to buy your tickets

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HK Phil Presents: The Regal Concierto de Aranjuez

The ‘Guitar Queen’ herself, leading classical guitarist Xuefei Yang, will be joining the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra on stage this weekend for delightful performances of An American in Paris, Carmen, and other popular guitar concertos – all under the baton of esteemed conductor, Alexander Shelley. Keen to learn more? Attend the free concert talk on Friday evening with Musicologist Dr Maureen Buja.

When: Pre-concert Talk, November 18, (7.15pm – 7.45pm)
The Regal Concierto de Aranjuez, November 18 – 19, (8pm)
Where: Pre-concert Talk, AC2, 4/F, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
The Regal Concierto de Aranjuez, Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: Pre-concert Talk, Free
The Regal Concierto de Aranjuez, $180 – $480
Click here to buy your tickets

Femme Fatale

Treat your ears to an evening of live classical music performances by talented female musicians and composers at Femme Fatale. The cello, piano, violin, and viola will all make appearances – plus a world-premier performance from award-winning musician and composer, Emily Koh, to top it all off.

When: November 18, (9pm – 11pm)
Where: Hong Kong Fringe Club, 5 Lower Albert Road, Central
How much: $180 advance; $200 on the door
Check out the Facebook event page

Bounce Limit Presents: Introduction to Rebounding Method

Gym bunnies looking to take the next step should hop on down to Bounce Limit and sign up for the Rebounding Instructor Courses. You’ll learn the physiological background of the increasingly popular workout, how to make it safe and fun for all fitness levels, and explore its role in NASA – and become a certified rebounding instructor in the process!

When: November 19, (9am – 5pm)
Where: Bounce Limit, 13/F, The Pemberton, 22 – 26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan
How much: $1,800 per course
Click here to reserve your spot

 Read more! Find out more about Rebounding: Hong Kong’s Hottest Fitness Trend

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Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar

Not only is this charity bazaar perfect for getting a head start on your Christmas list, it’s also a one-stop shop for transforming your house into a Scandinavian-style grotto. Get involved with the tombola and lucky draw – with a chance to win a $2,500 travel voucher to Macau – taste traditional Danish goods, and receive a free goodie bag if you’re one of the first 900 guests through the door!

When: November 19, (10am – 5pm)
Where: Mariners Club, 3/F, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: $50
Check out the Facebook event page

Read more! Find out which Holiday Bazaars You Need to Visit This Festive Season

City Kids Fundraising Christmas Fair

The Christmas fun doesn’t stop there either, with the City Kids Fundraising Fair on the same day. In addition to a tempting bake sale, Christmas crafts, and cute gifts for little ones, we’ve heard rumours that the big man himself will be attending. Ho ho ho!

When: November 19, (10.30am – 4pm)
Where: 12 Borrett Road, Mid-Levels
How much: Free
Click here for more information

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Szabotage Presents: Gone Fishing!

Taking the biscuit as the cheekiest graffiti artist in Hong Kong, Szabotage is back with another stunning solo exhibition, Gone Fishing! Before you head up to the environmentally-friendly, fishy-themed show, see if you can spot one of his koi pieces out and about in Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun – if you Instagram your shot, and tag #koihunter and @szabotage_me, you could be in with a chance of winning an authentic signed print from the man himself!

When: November 19, (11am – 6pm); November 20, (11am – 5pm); November 21, (11am – 10.30pm)
Where: Loft 22, 22/F, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
How much: Free
Check out the Facebook event page

Read more! Spend Five Minutes with Szabotage, Hong Kong’s Cheekiest Graffiti Artist

ECG Charity Bazaar

Retail therapy is all the rage this weekend, with another charity bazaar to squeeze into your schedule. We’ve spied Chanel earrings, Bang & Olufsen speakers, and Ulferts furniture among other new and second-hand items which will be on offer at The Pulse – and all at bargain prices too, with proceeds going to the Little Warriors Society!

When: November 19 – 27
Where: Shop 208, 2/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
How much: Free
Click here for more information

“Let’s Play” Lan Kwai Fong Carnival 2016

The annual Lan Kwai Fong Carnival is undergoing a digital makeover this year, with neon colours, bright lights, and VR experience games to mark the event’s 15th anniversary. Over 50 booths, live entertainment, games, drinks, and face painting stations are guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained throughout the weekend.

When: November 19, (1pm – 12 midnight); November 20, (1pm – 10pm)
Where: Lan Kwai Fong, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information


24 Hour Race

Returning for the seventh year, the 24 Hour Race will see over 650 students from 30 schools across the city race continuously to raise funds for anti-slavery charities. Teams will work together to complete the 3.4km lap on Lugard Road as many times as they can within the time frame, raising funds with every completed lap. Plus, there will be live music throughout the day to keep spirits high. Click here to find out more.

When: November 19 – 20, (9am – 9am)
Where: Lugard Road, The Peak
How much: Free to watch (donations welcome)
Check out the Facebook event page

Secret Island Party: The Gathering

Fancy a weekend away from the city? Grab your pals and pitch your tent at the not-so-Secret Island Party event, in collaboration with Campfire Collective, on the island of Cheung Chau. Head to the Potato Head Music Stage for festival beats, unwind with a spot of yoga, get stuck into creative workshops, and dance around the campfire until the sun comes up.

When: November 19 – 20
Where: Sai Yuen Farm, Cheung Chau
How much: $490
Click here to buy your tickets

Read more! Explore Cheung Chau with our Island Guide

QRE Wine & Whisky Walk

From island escapes to downtown events, the trendy end of Wan Chai is the location of the Wine & Whisky Walk. Over 20 outlets will open their doors along Queen’s Road East and Lee Tung Avenue, with live swing and jazz performances, outdoor movie screenings, and wireless calligraphy to keep you entertained throughout the afternoon.

When: November 19, (2.30pm – 6pm) or November 20, (2pm – 6pm)
Where: The East and Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai
How much: $238
Click here to buy your tickets

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Regal Hotels Cup of Nations

Tackles, tries, and touchdown – it’s all happening this Saturday at the final of the Regal Hotels Cup of Nations. Zimbabwe will take on Papau New Guinea at 2pm, followed by home team Hong Kong against defending champions Russia at 5pm. Tickets are now sold out – however Localiiz has two pairs of tickets to give away! Click here for your chance to win!

When: November 19, (5pm)
Where: Hong Kong Football Club, 3 Sports Rd, Happy Valley
How much: Free
Click here to register

Read more! Find out Where To Play Rugby in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s First Sleepover in a Bookstore

Hop into your pajamas and dig out your slippers, because Bookazine is hosting Hong Kong’s First Sleepover in a Bookstore! To celebrate the opening of the new Discovery Bay branch, big kids and little kids alike are invited to snuggle up and listen to a story, with a bedtime treat of milk and cupcakes to feast on. Sweet dreams! 

When: November 19, (6pm – 8pm)
Where: Bookazine Discovery Bay, 104B, 1/F, Block C, Discovery Bay Plaza, Lantau
How much: Free
Click here to register online

Read more! Find out How To Help Your Children Fall in Love with Reading

 Hip Hop Meets House

If Hip Hop and House music are your jam, then there’s only one place to spend your Saturday night. Swanky downtown venue Shore is being transformed into a pumping late night venue, with student DJs, magicians, dancers, acrobats, and drinks for just $60 a pop.

When: November 19, (8pm – 4am)
Where: Shore, 3/F and 4/F, The L Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central
How much: $150 (includes one drink coupon)
Check out the Facebook event page

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Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

Kicking off the 17th round of the Hong Kong Jewish Film festival is the Asian premier of the award-winning thriller Remember, which follows the plight of ex-Auschwitz prisoners Zev and Max to get revenge on a sadistic guard. This showing will be followed by a kosher buffet – if you can’t make it on November 19, however, don’t panic as you have a whole week of movie showings to choose from. Click here to check out the full film schedule.

When: November 19 – 27
Where: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
How much: Opening Night Film and Dessert, $380; All other showings, $80
Click here for more information

New Vision Arts Festival Presents: Until the Lions

Marking the end of the New Vision Arts Festival, the Akram Kham Company will take to the stage to perform its newest, and critically acclaimed, dance production. Inspired by the Ancient Indian epic, Mahabharata, which tells of the ancient Kurukshetra War, Until the Lions will entrance you with technique, energy, and raw emotion.

When: November 19, (8pm); November 20, (3pm)
Where: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: $480
Click here to buy your tickets

Peel Goes Acoustic Vol.5

It’s a stripped back occasion at Peel Fresco this Saturday, with the fifth edition of the popular Peel Goes Acoustic evenings. British singer-songwriter Jules O’Brien, The Peel Collective, and folk group The Bollands form the acoustic line up, with includes a mixture of original and covered material.

When: November 19, (8.30pm – 11.30pm)
Where: Peel Fresco Music Lounge, 49 Peel Street, Soho
How much: Free
Check out the Facebook event page

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Michael Kistler Presents: ‘Melt With You’

Our favourite street photographer, Michael Kistler, is back with another mesmerising exhibition – this time at Ebb & Flow in The Park Lane hotel. Capturing the magic of Tsim Sha Tsui under the cover of darkness, ‘Melt With You’ is a truly unique set of shots, best enjoyed with one of Ebb & Flow’s delicious cocktails in hand.

When: Runs until January 2017, (8am – 1am)
Where: Ebb & Flow, G/F, The Park Lane Hong Kong, 310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Read more! See City Life Through the Lens of Michael Kistler

Rewind Vol#9: Eagles and Butterflies

With the November sunshine beaming down on the city, the conditions are perfect for a lazy Sunday session in the company of the Rewind team. Head to the Armani Privé Terrace for an afternoon of chilled tunes courtesy of LA-based, electronic music producer, Chris Barratt – aka Eagles and Butterflies.

When: November 20, (3pm – 9pm)
Where: Armani Privé, 2/F and Terrace, Landmark Chater, 8 Connaught Road Central
How much: $100 advance; $150 on the door
Check out the Facebook event page

Silent Disco Zumba and Yoga

Grab a set of wireless, illuminated headphones and join The Yoga Room for an energising session of al fresco Zumba – the dance fitness craze which is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Then it’s time to take it down a notch with a calming yoga class. Just remember to bring your own mat!

When: November 20, (Zumba, 4.30pm – 5.15pm; Yoga, 5.30pm – 6.30pm)
Where: Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, Sai Ying Pun
How much: $150 per class; $250 for both
Click here to buy your tickets

11 Million Reasons

This weekend is your last chance to catch the Asian premier of the heart-warming 11 Million Reasons photography exhibition at restaurant-come-gallery Popsy Modern Kitchen. Created by British photographer Sean Goldthorpe, the series pays tribute to the disabled community by recreating 20 iconic dance scenes from movies, including Flash Dance and Black Swan. While you’re there, tuck into the delicious English Garden Brunch – our editor gave it a big thumbs up!

When: Runs until November 20
Where: Popsy Modern Kitchen, 5/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information

What If

What IF

Unlikely couples, pairings, and friendships are the topic of Indonesian artist slash modern day Cupid, Iskandar Fauzy’s first ever solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Dismissing the constraints of time and space – with Keith Richards embracing his younger self in Young and Youthful – this is a truly surreal and thought-provoking display.

When: Runs until November 23, (Tue – Fri, 12.30pm – 6pm; Sat, 12 noon – 5pm)
Where: Affinity for Art, 1/F, 1 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Jerkface “Saturday Morning” Exhibition

Celebrate the Grand Opening of new contemporary art gallery, Over The Influence, and check out your favourite Saturday morning cartoon characters in the debut exhibition, ‘Jerkface’. Sculptures, comics, and animations await – so keep your eyes peeled for Donald Duck!

When: Runs until December 10
Where: Over The Influence, 1/F, 159 – 163 Hollywood Road, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information

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Tong Chong Street Market

A delectable selection of Hong Kong’s finest eateries, including Golden Pig and Pololi, will be rustling up their signature dishes this Sunday at the autumn edition of the Tong Chong Street Market. You can also browse local stalls and bag some homegrown goods – just remember to bring your own bags.

When: Runs every Sunday until December 18, (11am – 5pm)
Where: Taikoo Place, Tong Chong Street, Quarry Bay
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Irene Flanhardt Presents Backstage Scenery

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the curtain of traditional Chinese opera? Well ponder no longer because this Saturday marks the opening of Irene Flanhardt’s stunning new photography exhibition, Backstage Scenery, which captures life behind the stage of four operas performed in Tai O. From decadent costumes and intricate face makeup, to pre-performance nerves and preparation – all in sweltering temperatures – we can’t wait to check out this entrancing series of images.

When: Runs every Saturday, Sunday, and public holiday until December 18, (12 noon – 5.30pm)
Where: Flanhardt Galerie und Atelier, 1/F, Block B, Tai O Garden, Tai O Fishing Village, Shek Tsai Po Street, Tai O, Lantau
How much: Free
Click here for more information

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The World of Tim Burton

Ever wondered what it would be like to stumble into the wacky world of Tim Burton? Well ponder no longer, because the visionary film director’s brand new exhibition is now open at ArtisTree. Featuring over 500 of Burton’s trademark unique, gothic, and downright weird creations – from puppets to doodles and everything in between – this is an absolute must-see affair.

When: Runs until January 23, (10am – 10pm)
Where: ArtisTree, 1/F, Cornwall House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay
How much: $180 on weekdays; $220 on weekends
Check out the Facebook event page

Read more! Find out what else to expect at The World of Tim Burton

Duddell’s Presents: Geomantic Intervention by Adrian Wong

How does art impact the space that surrounds it? Duddell’s latest exhibition, curated by renowned artist Adrian Wong, explores the impact of artworks on the flow of energy through the venue’s Salon and Library.

When: Runs until March 10th
Where: Duddell’s, Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street
How much: Free, RSVP required: programs@duddells.co
Click here for more information

The Coming Week

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Prestige Fairs

The first of this year’s four-part series of Prestige Fairs is due to open its doors this week in the Grand Ballroom of the Conrad Hotel. Now’s the time to pen your Christmas list, because the Gift and Lifestyle Fair is a bonanza of top-notch festive gifts. Make sure you reserve November 29, and December 8 and 14 for the next bouts of shopping, courtesy of Prestige. Click here to find out what else is in store.

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

 Spanish October Presents: Film Festival

This is your last chance to join the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in a celebration of España, with the final two showings of the 11th Spanish Film Festival. Causing particular excitement is Don Quijote: Galloping Through the Movies, which follows a member of the nobility on a mission to revive chivalric romance. Olé!

When: Don Quijote: Galloping Through the Movies, November 23, (7.40pm)
Where: The Grand Cinema, 2/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road, Kowloon
How much: $90 for adults; $60 for kids
Click here to buy your tickets

Outed: The Painful Reality

This year marks a breakthrough for the global LGBTQ community with the launch of the first ever Queer Kampala International Film Festival in Uganda. To celebrate and support this landmark event, FLM will be hosting a showing of the award-winning movie Outed: The Painful Reality, which explores the impact of anti-LGBTQ media, followed by an interview with the director. All donations collected on the door will be donated to the Queer Kampala International Film Festival, so dig deep!

When: November 23, (7.30pm – 9.30pm)
Where: FLM, 62 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan
How much: Free (donations welcome)
Check out the Facebook event page


It’s time to feast – Thanksgiving style. Heading up the American celebrations, The Pontiac is asking all guests to whip up a potluck style dish to serve on the bar this Thursday evening. With a $100 donation to the charity of choice, an all you can eat plate is yours for the taking.

When: November 24, (6pm – 11pm)
Where: The Pontiac, 13 Old Bailey Street, Central
How much: $100
Check out the Facebook event page 

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