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The Weekend Ahead: October 22 – 23

Beach festivals, camping trips, and a whole lot of beer swigging is topping the list of fun things to do in the 852 this weekend. We only hope that the weather holds out – come on Hong Kong, we’ve got drinking to do!


Hong Kong International Comedy Festival

Looking for a laugh? Catch the Finals of the 10th Hong Kong International Comedy Festival this Saturday night and watch the most epic standup comedians battle it out for a $40,000 prize and a comedy tour of the USA. Hosted by TakeOut Comedy’s first international comedian and fan favourite, Paul Ogata, this is set to be a hilarious night of giggles.

When: Winners Show, October 20 – 21, (9pm)
Comedy Festival Final, October 22, (8pm)
Where: Winners Show, B/F, 34 Elgin Street, Soho
Comedy Festival Final, Cyberport 3, Function Rooms 1 – 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Cyberport
How much: Winners Show$250
Comedy Festival Final, $300
Click here for more information

HK Phil Presents: Mahler’s “Titan” Symphony

Filling the Concert Hall with Mahler’s epic Titan symphony, these two performances mark the start of a two-year long exploration of this late-Romantic, Austrian composer’s work under the baton of Jaap van Zweden. Fancy learning more about Mahler? Grab a seat at the free pre-concert talks which run from 7.15pm to 7.45pm on both evenings.

When: October 20 – 21, (8pm)
Where: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: $280 – $680
Click here to buy your tickets


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: October 20 – December 10
Where: Over The Influence, 1/F, 159 – 163 Hollywood Road, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Marco Polo German Bierfest

The award-winning Marco Polo German Bierfest is back with more brews than you can shake a tankard at! Join the 25th anniversary celebrations with traditional German beer and food against the backdrop of Victoria Harbour, plus great entertainment from The Notenhobler band from Germany.

When: October 21 – November 12, (6pm – 11pm)
Where: Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel, Viewing Platform, 6/F, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: $160 – $280 for adults; $120 – $160 for kids
Click here for more information

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Urban Air Photography Exhibition

Explore Hong Kong’s first dedicated exhibition for aerial photos of the city taken using a drone. Check out the series of drastic aerial shots of various districts of Hong Kong, and see the city from a completely different point of view. Light refreshments and Mad Bars healthy snacks will be provided, plus a live DJ set by Kouro.

When: October 21, (6.30pm – 9.30pm)
Where: The Hive Studios, 8/F, Cheung Hing Building, 12P Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town
How much: $100 (includes 2 drinks)
Check out the Facebook event page

New Vision Arts Festival

Art, music, and theatre come together in this inspiring showcase of the city’s most creative talent at the New Visions Arts Festival. A host of extension activities also await, including exhibitions, an arts salon series, masterclasses, a workshop, pre-performance talks, and meet-the-artist sessions.

When: October 21 – November 20
Where: Locations vary
How much: Prices vary
Click here to buy your tickets


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

Hong Kong Beach Festival 2016

Don’t pack away your swimsuit and sunscreen just yet, because this two-day bonanza of watersports action is hitting our shores this weekend. Some of the city’s fittest bods will be taking to the sea and sand to compete in swimming, water polo, dodgeball, and even a spot of Dragon boat racing – all topped off with a beer and BBQ session. Don’t miss the very first Repulse Bay Triple swim event and the International Hong Kong Beach Water Polo Tournament. Click here for more information.

UPDATE: As typhoons Sarika and Haima are forecast to bring rough sea conditions to Hong Kong over the next few days, there may be some changes to the event programme. Organisers plan to go ahead with the tournament, but are exploring all options for a Plan B should the weather become an issue, such as shortening the programme and moving all the activities to Sunday. Please keep an eye on the event page for further updates.

When: October 22 – 23
Where: Repulse Bay Beach
How much: Free – $150
Click here for more information


Urban Farming for Kids

It’s time to get those little green thumbs dirty as the Fringe Club invites kids to re-establish their relationship with nature at this interactive hands-on session. Little farmers will enjoy a rooftop farm visit, learn about the basics of growing organic veggies and herbs, and what they need to start growing their own veggies at home.

When: October 22, (9.30am – 11am)
Where: Rooftop Garden, The Fringe Club, 5 Lower Albert Road, Central
How much: $380 (includes one accompanying adult)
Click here to register

Read more! Check out 20 Fun Things To Do with Kids in Hong Kong

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 Salon and Library at Duddell’s.

When: Exhibition opening October 22 running through 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

Kindness Mats

Join Impacthk in helping the homeless and the environment by making beds for the homeless out of unwanted plastic bags. Volunteers can choose to either collect as many bags as they can, cut and roll them up for the crochet team, or use their crochet skills to make the mats for those who need them, before heading to Sham Shui Po at 4pm to hand them out.

When: October 22, (10am – 3.30pm)
Where: DreamLikeBubbles, 7/F, 36 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town
How much: Free
Check out the Facebook event page

Read more! Find out about Volunteering in Hong Kong


Pink Season Presents: Camping Weekend

Pitch your tent on the silky sands of Tai Long Wan, try your hand at water sports, get stuck into beach games, and dance around the bonfire. Whatever you fancy doing, you can bet your bottom dollar that the Camping Weekend is going to be an absolute hoot.

When: October 22 – 23, (10am)
Where: Tai Long Wan Beach, Sai Kung
How much: $150
Click here to buy your tickets

Read more! Find out What’s on This Pink Season in Hong Kong

Blanco Ibiza Beach Party

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce is bringing Ibiza to your doorstep at their Maverick’s party on Pui O Beach. Be whisked into another world with Spanish music and dancing on one of Hong Kong’s most beautiful beaches, and tuck into tapas, sangria, paella, and all the wonderful cuisines of Spain. Come dressed in WHITE for extra FREE drink tokens, and an instant prize draw entry.

When: October 22, 11am onwards
Where: Maverick’s on Pui O Beach, Lantau
How much: Early Bird tickets: $180 / At the door: $220 click here to purchase tickets, all tickets come with 2 tokens for food or drinks

Read more! Find out what’s on this Spanish October in Hong Kong


Dine & Design at PMQ: Eat.Shop.Play

Local brands and designers will be showcasing their finest pieces and accessories, including handcrafted bags, cufflinks, and silver jewellery at this food, fashion, and shopping pop up.

When: October 22 – 23, (11am – 8pm)
Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central
How much: Free
Check out the Facebook event page

Pop Pour Party: Gourmet & Wine Walk

Good food, fine wines, and great entertainment are up for the taking as this popular annual event returns to the Starstreet Precinct neighborhood. Enjoy a relaxing day out in the chilled atmosphere, and soak up the sights and sounds of the live band and street performances.

When: October 22, (2pm – 6pm)
Where: Starstreet Precinct, Wan Chai
How much: $280 – $360
Click here to buy your tickets

Smile Utopia Closing Party

Wave goodbye to Hong Kong’s local nightlife brand, Smile, as it teams up with local promoters, Utopia, to bring you a bumper edition for the season’s closing party. Tuck into a pop up kitchen on the rooftop garden of Ovolo Southside, and enjoy music and live acts with a drink in hand.

When: October 22, (2pm – 1am)
Where: Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang
How much: $50 (includes one drink)
Check out the Facebook event page


Noche Flamenca

Experience the passion of flamenco as Guadalupe Torres (dancer), Juan Debel (Singer), and Yeray Cortes (guitarist) bring Spanish flair to your doorstep in this hot-blooded performance. Come early to enjoy delicious food before the show starts.

When: October 22, (7pm – 10.30pm)
Where: El Charro, Shop 208, The Arcade, 100 Cyberport Road, Pok Fu Lam
How much: $450
Click here to buy your tickets

The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection Presents: Twelfth Night

Experience Shakespeare’s heartfelt comedy like you’ve never seen it before – transferred to 1900s Hong Kong. Developed in association with artists from Royal Shakespeare Company’s Education Team, this performance of Twelfth Night is sure to be unforgettable.

When: October 22, (7.30pm); October 23, (3pm)
Where: Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium, 12 Hing Ning Road, Kwai Chung
How much: $80 – $160
Click here to buy your tickets

GRANA Turns 2 Block(s) Party

There ain’t no party like a GRANA birthday party. Join the popular fashion brand in celebrating its second birthday at various locations around Hong Kong. Live music, tasty eats, and lots of drinks await. Don’t miss the special giveaways at each location and plenty of surprises to keep the party kicking.

When: October 22, (2pm – 7pm)
Where: Upper Station St – Little Burro, Mitte, Crafty Cow and Upper Modern Bistro, (2 – 4pm)
The Fitting Room by Grana on Hollywood Rd – Blue Butcher & Grassroots Pantry, (4 – 6pm)
Bridges St for a last tipple and some tasty eats – The Bottle Shop, (6 – 7pm)
How much: Free
Click here for more information


Spartan Race Workout Tour

Join fellow warriors for the final series of workout sessions this weekend, and push yourself to the limit in preparation for the premier appearance of the world’s most pumped-up obstacle course on November 6. Check out the various sessions below.

Fitness Academy – October 22, (12pm) at Shop D, King’s View Court, 901-907 King’s Road, Quarry Bay
XYZ #1 – October 22, (3.30pm) at 5/F Oliv, 15 Sharp Street Easy Causeway Bay
XYZ #2 – October 22, (2pm) at 2/F New World Tower II, 18 Queens Road Central
New Territories Bootcamp – October 23, (2:30pm) at Cornwall Street Park
Mass Workout with All About Aesthetics – October 23, (9.30am-10.30am) in Tamar Park
Harbour Runners – October 23, (9.45am to 12.00pm) at Happy Valley Sports Ground Changing Room (with lockers BYOL, showering facility)
Click here to register online

MTR Race Walking

Take things down a notch and join hundreds of race walkers in striding towards a healthier future in the MTR Hong Kong Race Walking event. Raising funds and awareness for the Hospital Authority’s Health InfoWorld and supporting its work on enhancing disease management and prevention, this event offers a 1km, 5km, or 10km walk.

When: October 23, (8am – 1.30pm)
Where: Chater Garden, Central 
How much: 
Click here for more information


Craft Beer Fest By The Beach

Summer may be over but there’s still time to enjoy a can or two of craft beer by the beach, along with some delicious Pretzels and BBQ food, and a live DJ set.

When: October 23, (3pm – 9pm)
Where: Shek O Beach, Shek O Road, Shek O Village
How much: $380
Check out the Facebook event page

Ensemble Intercontemporain

Catch the Hong Kong début of Ensemble intercontemporain as they perform Schoenberg’s revolutionary Chamber Symphony No. 1, which also inspired Ligeti’s densely constructed Chamber Concerto. Also on the programme is newer works, Les Danses interrompues by Mantovani, and Whirling Tissue of Light by Music Director and Conductor Pintscher.

When: October 23, (8pm)
Where: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central
How much: $200 – $420
Click here to buy your tickets

30th Macau International Music Festival

Serving up a treat for both your eyes and ears, the 30th Macau International Musical Festival will see an impressive line up of talented musicians and groups, hailing from around the world, perform at World Heritage sites across the city. Encore!

When: Runs until October 30, (8pm)
Where: Macau
How much: Free – $800
Click here for more information

Thriller Live

Moonwalking direct from London’s West End, Thriller Live is a dazzling celebration of the one and only Michael Jackson. Performing iconic hits from all stages of his life, this sparkling production is sure to dazzle audiences in the newly-opened Parisian Theatre.

When: Runs until November 13
Where: The Parisian Theatre, The Parisian Macau,
How much: $180 – $480
Click here to buy your tickets


11 Million Reasons

Hosting the Asian premier of the 11 Million Reasons photography exhibition, restaurant-come-gallery Popsy Modern Kitchen is now home to a series of heartwarming shots until November 20. Created by British photographer Sean Goldthorpe, in collaboration with The British Council, the series pays tribute to the disabled community by recreating 20 iconic moments from dance moves, including Flash Dance and Black Swan (pictured above). While you’re there, tuck into the delicious English Garden Brunch which got a big thumbs up from our editor.

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

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 returning 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

The Coming Week


Peel Street Poetry

Peel Street is turning 11 years old, and celebrating in style with an open mic night, prize giveaways, and of course plenty of drinks.

When: October 26, (8pm)
Where: Orange Peel Music Lounge, 2/F, 38 – 44 D’Aguilar Street, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information/ click here to register

Spanish October Presents: Film Festival

One of the best ways to share one’s culture is unquestionably through film. Starting on October 26, the Spanish Chamber of Commerce will bring España to the big screen with the 11th edition of the Spanish Film Festival.

When: October 26 – November 23
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

Open Wine Room

If you love wine – and let’s face it, who doesn’t – then Gaucho’s new Open Wine Room tasting event is the perfect opportunity for you to discover new collections and learn the story behind them too. Can’t make it this time around? Luckily for you, Open Wine Room is to become a monthly occasion, taking place on the final Wednesday of each month.

When: October 26, (6pm – 8pm)
Where: Gaucho Hong Kong, 5/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queens Road Central, Central
How much: Email reservations@gauchorestaurants.com

Hong Kong Stories

Returning for another chapter in the tale, the Hong Kong Stories series sees ordinary people take to the Fringe Club stage and recount their life experiences. This time round, the theme is Bad Habits, and the struggle to change your behaviour, be it at work, at home, in private, or in relationships.

When: October 26, (8pm)
Where: Fringe Upstairs, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central
How much: $120
Click here to buy your tickets

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