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The Weekend Ahead: November 26 – 27

With only one month to go until the merriest day of the year, Hong Kong’s festive celebrations have started in earnest. Don’t fancy digging out your Christmas jumper just yet? Not a problem. There are rocking music festivals, stunning photo exhibitions, and downtown parades to ensure that everyone is entertained.

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ECG Charity Bazaar

Kick off your weekend with a spot of retail therapy at the ECG Charity Bazaar. We’ve spied Chanel earrings, Bang & Olufsen speakers, and Ulferts furniture among other new and second-hand items on offer at The Pulse – and all at bargain prices too, with proceeds going to the Little Warriors Society!

When: Runs until November 27, (11am – 5.30pm)
Where: Shop 208, 2/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
How much: Free
Click here for more information


Starring Hong Kong drag queen La Chiquitta, Crystal is a new play which promises to leave a lasting impression on all those who see it. Love, showbiz, sexuality, addiction – we told you it was powerful stuff! Plus, profits will be donated to Hong Kong’s bid to host the Gay Games 2022.

When: November 23 – 27, (8pm)
Where: Hong Kong University Black Box Theatre, Room 52, LG/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Hong Kong University Centennial Campus, 76 – 78 Pok Fu Lam Road, Sai Wan
How much: $150
Click here to buy your tickets

 deTour 2016

Get to grips with nostalgic Japanese printing methods, create obstacle courses for toy cars, dive into a room full of balls, and take your place at the revolving ping pong table  – basically, if you’re looking for some out of the box thinking, the deTour 2016 festival is the place to be.

When: November 24 – December 4
Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information

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Out of the Blue

Did you know that 80% of all life on earth is in the ocean? Take a glimpse into this magical underwater world at the Out of the Blue exhibition, which opens at the Maritime Museum this Friday. Featuring 35 amazing images, which have only been on display once before, it is hoped that this showcase will inspire people to do more to protect the world’s marine ecosystem.

When: November 25 – December 31
Where: Maritime Museum, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information

 Kidsfest Presents: The Twits

Surprise your little ones with a trip to the theatre, and come face to face with Roald Dahl’s most disgusting duo, The Twits. Glass eyes, spaghetti worms, slimy frogs – trust us, these literary characters really are just as revolting in the flesh as they are in the book!

When: November 25, (5pm); November 26, (2pm and 5pm); November 27, (11am, 2.30pm, and 6pm)
Where: Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
How much: $295 – $595
Click here to buy your tickets

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London Grammar, Sigur Rós, M.IA. – THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS! If you haven’t bagged yourself a ticket to Hong Kong’s biggest, wackiest, and most exciting music and arts festival then now’s the time to do so. In addition to a killer musical line up, there will be a silent disco, interactive art exhibitions, and a colourful array of family-friendly activities. Make sure you swing by Club Minky for world-class circus, comedy, and cabaret performances too.

When: November 25 – 27
Where: Central Harbourfront
How much: $920 – $1,020 per day; $1,800 – $1,940 for the weekend
Click here to buy your tickets

Luxarity Pop-Up

Proving that looking fashionable and caring for the environment really do go hand in hand, the three-day Luxarity Pop-Up event is your chance to spruce up your winter wardrobe with pre-loved, luxury items and limited edition, up cycled skirts. Plus, Hong Kong stylists, models, and trendsetters will be on hand to share their eco-friendly fashion tips.

When: November 25, (12 noon – 10pm); November 26 – 27, (10am – 10pm)
Where: Lightstage Art & Event Venue, 218 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
How much: Free
Click here for more information

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HK Phil Presents: Dvorak and Tchaikovsky

Entrancing us with yet another evening of classical masterpieces, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by world-class cellist Alban Gerhardt this weekend for a musical celebration of slavic composers Dvorak and Tchaikovsky.

When: November 25 – 26, (8pm)
Where: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: $180 – $480
Click here to buy your tickets

Human Rights Friday: Stop Violence Against Women

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, three prominent female figures will take to the stage at Orange Peel Music Lounge to discuss lingering, derogatory attitudes against women, and how to combat them.

When: November 25, (7pm)
Where: Orange Peel Music Lounge, 2/F, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38 – 44 D’Aguilar Street, Central
How much: Free (donations welcome)
Click here to register

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Winter Wonderland

With only one month until Christmas, now’s the perfect time for a trip to Hong Kong’s Winter Wonderland in Yuen Long. Opening its doors this weekend, the European-inspired town is every Christmas-lover’s dream, with sparkling decorations, a winter market, a life size Snowy Crystal Ball, a glistening ice rink, and so much more!

When: November 25 – February 28
Where: Tai Tong, Yuen Long
How much: $90
Click here to buy your tickets

White Christmas Street Fair

Wan Chai is getting a festive makeover this weekend too, with the arrival of the White Christmas Street Fair. More than 10 Starstreet restaurants will be whipping up delicious food and drink, while Happiness Express minivans host DIY workshops, and local choirs fill the air with festive tunes.

When: November 25, (12 noon – 8pm); November 26, (1pm – 7pm)
Where: Starstreet Precinct, Wan Chai
How much: Free
Click here for more information

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

 GSIS Christmas Bazaar

And just when you thought November couldn’t get any more festive, the German Swiss International School (GSIS) Christmas Bazaar is scheduled for this weekend  as well. This smaller fair focusses on German Swiss goods, so expect regional delicacies such as Raclette, pretzels, and glühwein, and specialty stores. There will also be entertainment courtesy of the GSIS Big Band, and a Games Alley for little ones with over 30 game stalls.

When: November 26, (10am – 4pm)
Where: Peak Campus, 22 Guildford Road, The Peak (shuttle buses from Central)
How much: Free

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Hong Kong Pride Parade

Hong Kong’s streets will be given a multi-coloured makeover this Saturday, as the LGBTQ community and their friends come together for the annual Hong Kong Pride Parade. After the march, carry on the fun at the Official Hong Kong Pride After-Party at Kee Club – tickets cost $180 on the door, and half of the profits will be donated to Hong Kong Pride Parade.

When: November 26, (2pm)
Where: Victoria Park, Causeway Bay to Edinburgh Place, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information

 Sai Kung Open Air Cinema Club Presents: The Wolf of Wall Street

Kick back at The Hive this Saturday, and tune into the multi-award winning movie, The Wolf of Wall Street. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort, a high flying stock-broker on Wall Street during the golden age of the 1990s, there’s never a dull moment in this lavish, money-fuelled comedy.

When: November 26, (6pm – 10pm)
Where: The Hive Sai Kung, 5 Tai Mong Tsai Road, Sai Kung
How much: $120 (includes two drinks and snacks)
Click here to buy your tickets

Open Air Cinema at Lee Tung Avenue

There’s an open air cinema in Wan Chai this weekend too, with two food-themed movies, Julie & Julia starring Meryl Streep and Chef starring Jon Favreau, set to be screened in the Central Piazza on Saturday and Sunday evening. Make sure you pick up an ice cream from Passion before you sit down – you’ll regret it if you don’t, trust us.

When: November 26 – 27, (6.30pm – 8.30pm)
Where: Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Dancing in the Park

Fancy a boogie? Shimmy over to Tamar Park for a free evening of moving and grooving. At 7.15pm there will be a lesson in the art of the blues, so you can pick up some tips from the experts. As always, this is a BYOB event so remember to pick up a tipple or two on the way.

When: November 26, (7pm – 11pm)
Where: Tamar Park, Admiralty
How much: Free
Check out the Facebook event page

Read more! Shake your tail feathers at Hong Kong’s Best Dance Classes.

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Around the Island Race

Marking the biggest event to date, over 260 sailing boats are due to compete in the annual Around the Island Race. You’ll need to be up bright and early to catch the action, with staggered starts from 9am onwards in Victoria Harbour. From there, competing vessels will head in a clockwise direction, so spectators are advised to gather at Cyberport, or on the harbour front through Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Quarry Bay, and North Point.

When: November 27, (9am – 6pm)
Where: Locations vary
How much: Free to watch
Click here for more information

Hike and Yoga

Get back to nature with The Yoga Room, and join the ever-popular Hike and Yoga sessions. When you reach Mount Austin Garden on The Peak, Rachel will lead an hour-long, al fresco session of Vinyasa Yoga. Just remember to take your own mat!

When: November 27, (8.45am – 11.30am)
Where: Morning Trail, Corner of Conduit Road and Kotewall Road, Mid-Levels
How much: $192
Click here to buy your tickets

Read more! Check out 5 Festive Running Races You Need To Sign Up For Now

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Calligraphy Workshop Brunch

If you fancy sprucing up your Christmas cards this year, join Kalo Make Art for a Calligraphy Workshop Brunch. During the three-hour session, you’ll make new friends and work on your handwriting skills, before tucking into delicious brunch and coffee courtesy of Elephant Grounds.

When: November 27, (10.30am – 1.30pm)
Where: Elephant Grounds Central Kitchen, 1/F, The Factory, 1 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang
How much: $1,100 (includes brunch, coffee, calligraphy class, and calligraphy kit)
Click here for more information

 Discovery Bay Sunday Markets: Holiday Season

For unique gifts with the charm of local, handmade production, the Holiday Season market in Discovery Bay is the place to go. Over 150 local craftspeople will gather in the main plaza, showcasing everything from fine jewellery to cool ceramics, and vintage clothing to pet treats – well, furry friends deserve a full stocking too. Plus, if you dine at one of the participating D’Deck restaurants after your shopping spree, you’ll be treated to a free ferry ride home.

When: November 27, (11am – 6pm)
Where: Discovery Bay Main Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau
How much: Free
Click here for more information

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Red Bull Flugtag

An airborne competition with a difference, the annual Red Bull Flugtag sees hopeful teams work tirelessly to design and build a human-powered flying machine. Come Sunday, they will take off down the runway with visions of soaring across Victoria Harbour – as you can imagine, however, most splash straight into the water (that explains why there were over 40,000 giggling spectators last year)! Keep your eyes peeled for wacky designs!

When: November 27, (10am – 5.30pm)
Where: Kai Tak Runway Park, 33 Shing Fung Road, Kowloon Bay
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

This weekend is your final chance to catch a movie at the 17th round of the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival. Focussed around the theme, ‘Remember’, this annual event deals with Jewish identity, religion, and culture amongst other topics. Click here to check out the full film schedule.

When: Runs until November 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


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

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


The Localiiz Socialiizer

We are having our first ever charity networking event and we want you to join us, drink for a good cause, and mingle with other Localiiz readers who are just as interested in making the most of Hong Kong life as you are. The Optimist is generously donating 10% of all drinks purchased to Feeding Hong Kong, you’ll receive your very own copy of our first print magazine, and there are over 30 amazing prizes up for grabs too! Click here to pre-register and earn yourself an extra entry into the lucky draw!

When: November 29, (7pm – 9pm)
Where: The Optimist, G/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Prestige Fairs

The second of this year’s four-part series of Prestige Fairs will be open for business in the Grand Ballroom of the Conrad Hotel this Tuesday. Now’s the time to pen your Christmas list, because the Pre-Christmas Gift Parade is a bonanza of top-notch presents. Make sure you swing by the Localiiz stall to pick up the first issue of our print magazine, Localiiz Digest! Click here to find out what else is in store.

When: November 29, December 8 and 14 (10am – 8pm)
Where: Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Open Wine Room

If you love wine – and let’s face it, who doesn’t – then Gaucho’s Open Wine Room tasting event is the perfect opportunity for you to discover new collections and learn the story behind them too. Head Sommelier, Andres Torres, will be at the helm this time around, showcasing 9 wines from the Vina Cobos Winery in Argentina.

When: November 3o, (6pm – 8pm)
Where: Gaucho Hong Kong, 5/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queens Road Central, Central
How much: Email reservations@gauchorestaurants.com
Click here for more information

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