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The Weekend Ahead: September 24 – 25

In the blink of an eye we’ve sailed through summer, and come September 22, it will officially be autumn. Thankfully, seasons don’t dictate Hong Kong’s social calendar, with an explosion of events to choose from this weekend. From colourful stage productions to LGBT celebrations, and live music performances to outdoor cinema marathons, there’s no time for the summer blues in this city.

JLL's London Property Exhibition Hong Kong

JLL’s London Property Exhibition

If you’re looking to invest in a property overseas, then look no further. Showcasing a new collection of spacious London apartments, just minutes away from the River Thames, JLL’s Property Exhibition (pictured above) will introduce you to a stunning array of modern homes which are the epitome of elegant city living. Click here to find out more.

When: September 23 – 25, (11am – 7pm)
Where: Suite 3203 – 04, Edinburgh Tower, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Read more! Check out Localiiz Property Picks: Perfect Pads for Party People


Forget pianos and trumpets, this show is all about creating incredible rhythm using alternative instruments – bin lids, plastic bags, even the kitchen sink! Delighting audiences around the world for 25 years, STOMP’s Macau debut is well worth hopping on the ferry for.

When: September 23 – October 9
Where: The Venetian Theatre, The Venetian Macau, Cotai Strip, Macau
How much: Free
Click here to buy your tickets

Introduction to Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs

If you’re looking for a way to get your dream venture, business, or service off the ground, then this hour-long introduction to the world of crowdfunding, lead by Nicole Denholder of crowdfunding platform Next Chapter, might be the key to achieving your goals.

When: September 23, (12.30pm – 1.30pm)
Where: Metta, California Tower, 30 – 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central
How much: Free
Click here for to register

Read more! Find out How To: Set Up Crowdfunding for Your Business

LGBT in the City Tour Walk in Hong Kong Pink Dot Edition

LGBT in the City Tour: Pink Dot Edition

Kicking off this year’s Pink Season celebrations early, Walk in Hong Kong invites you to discover the vibrant history and culture of Hong Kong’s LGBT community during a 2.5 hour night walking tour in Central and Sheung Wan. Explore some of the most popular hangouts, find out about changing attitudes in the community, and learn the significance of the Mid-Levels Escalator, before enjoying a drink at one of the city’s favourite gay bars.

When: September 23, (9pm – 11.30pm)
Where: Central MTR Exit K
How much: $380 (includes one drink)
Click here to buy your tickets

Read more! Spend Five Minutes With: Benita Chick, organiser of Hong Kong’s First LGBT Tour

AVOHK 5k Series: Wan Chai Gap Playground

The penultimate race in the ever-popular AVOHK 5k Series, runners will be gathering bright and early to complete the Wan Chai Gap Playground trail on Saturday morning. Kids as young as 12 years old are welcome to take part, making it the perfect opportunity to get the whole family up and active. Can’t make it this time round? Don’t panic, there’s one more race planned on October 8.

When: September 24, (8am)
Where: Wan Chai Gap Playground, Coombe Road
How much: $120
Click here to register

Berayah Pop-up Sale

Indulge in a spot of guilt-free retail therapy at the Berayah Pop-up this weekend, and spruce up your autumn wardrobe. This is your chance to bag discounted items, one-of-a-kind samples, and new season pieces from this unique Hong Kong label – with a cup of coffee or a glass of french wine in hand. Now that sounds like our kind of shopping!

When: September 24 – 25, (11am and 6pm)
Where: 8 Wa In Fong East, Central
How much: Free
Check out the Facebook event page

Read more! Spend Five Minutes With: Designer Enoch Ho of Berayah

Po Tuck Street Block Party Hong Kong

Po Tuck Street Block Party

Stroll down Po Tuck Street this Saturday and you’ll find shop front stalls, free face painting, balloon fun, discounts, live music, and more! With drinks to keep the adults happy too, this is one the whole family will enjoy.

When: September 24, (12 noon – 7pm)
Where: G/F, 26 Po Tuck Street, Shek Tong Tsui
How much: Free
Check out the Facebook event page

South Island Art Day

In this annual celebration of local creativity, 18 galleries and studios will open their doors to the public, with art performances, exhibitions, talks, and guided tours promising to deliver a jam-packed day of artistic fun.

When: September 24, (12 noon – 8pm)
Where: South Island Cultural District, Wong Chuk Hang
How much: Free
Check out the Facebook event page

Jockey Club ifva Carnival Outdoor Cinema Hong Kong

Jockey Club Presents: ifva Carnival

Dig out your picnic blanket and grab some popcorn – it’s time to kick back and relax at Hong Kong’s first local outdoor cinematic festival. Over 100 of the city’s creative talents will be showcasing their creations at the ifva Carnival, with live art demonstrations, short film marathons, and interactive workshops promising to entertain guests of all ages.

When: September 24 – 25, (1pm – 10pm)
Where: Hong Kong Observation Wheel, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Hong Kong Rugby Premiership

Rugby fans unite! Kicking off the Premiership with a bang, teams including Kowloon RFC, Hong Kong Scottish, and Natixis HKFC will battle it out on the pitch in the first three games of the tournament. Who will be victorious? Only one way to find out.

When: September 24, (1.30pm – 7.30pm)
Where: King’s Park Sports Ground, 11 Wylie Path, Ho Man Tin
How much: Free
Click here for more information

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

The Met Live in HD

Treat yourself to a night at the opera as part of The Met’s award winning Live in HD series. On Saturday evening, Giacomo Puccini’s famous Madama Butterfly will grace the big screen. A dramatic tale of love, desertion, and tragedy, this operatic classic is a must-see. The following day, Puccini’s final opera, Turandotwill be screened. Riddles, suitors, sacrifice, and unrequited love characterise this 20th century opera, which follows the life of a cold-hearted princess in ancient China.

When: Madama Butterfly – September 24, (5.30pm)
Turandot – September 25, (5pm)
Where: Wellcome Theatre, The Academy’s Landmark Heritage Campus – Bethanie, 139 Pok Fu Lam Road, Pok Fu Lam
How much: $210
Click here to buy your tickets

Earth Wind & Fire Live Hong Kong

Earth, Wind & Fire

If you want to go dancing in September, it’s only right that you do it with the grooviest band of all time. That’s right, nine-time Grammy Award winners, Earth, Wind & Fire, are playing live in Hong Kong. With hits including Boogie Wonderland, September, and Let’s Groove, now’s the time to perfect your dance moves!

When: September 24, (8.15pm)
Where: Hall 10, AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau
How much: $680 – $1,680
Click here to buy your tickets

Mellow Yellow

Fancy something more laid back? Then Mellow Yellow will be right up your street. Folk, instrumental, and electro ambient are the genres of choice at this chilled evening performance, with local bands including The Folk Ups taking to the stage.

When: September 24, (9pm – 12.30am)
Where: The Hub, 1/F, Fortune Building, 150 – 158 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai
How much: $100 advance; $130 on the door
Click here for more information

Hong Kong Cyclothon

Hong Kong Cyclothon

This weekend marks the biggest cycling event of the year, with amateur and professional cyclists pedaling like mad around a variety of courses, coming to a close in Tsim Sha Tsui. From family fun rides to 50km challenges, the schedule is jam-packed. Make sure you catch the heated International Criterium (3pm to 5pm) followed by the afternoon prize presentation ceremony at 5.15pm. Good luck! 

When: September 25, (5.30am – 5.15pm)
Where: Salisbury Road, near Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
How much: Free to spectate!
Click here for more information

Read more! Find out All You Need to Know About Sport Cycling in Hong Kong


This weekend marks a historic occasion for environmental campaigners in the city, with a 200m stretch of one of the city’s busiest main roads, Des Voeux Road Central, being transformed into a pedestrian only zone. In the absence of cars there will be stalls, creative performances, and a mini football pitch.

When: September 25, (10am – 4pm)
Where: Des Voeux Road Central (Morrison Street to Ma Wan Lane)
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Stanley Beach Clean Up #3

Relaxing on the beach becomes drastically less desirable when litter is scattered across the sand – not to mention the harm it does to Hong Kong’s local animal population and ecosystem. Take action and join the third Stanley Beach Clean Up. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, plus special guests are rumoured to be joining the efforts!

When: September 25, (10am – 1pm)
Where: Stanley Beach, Stanley
How much: Free
Check out the Facebook event page

Read more! Check out Stanley Beach Clean Up Puts Fun Spin on Volunteering

Wellness 360 In The City Fair

Wellness 360 Fair

Whether you’re a health fanatic, or simply looking for some inspiration to get on track to a healthier lifestyle, the Wellness 360 Fair has something for you. From beauty products to kids activities, and clothing lines to gourmet gelato (well, everyone deserves a cheat day), this annual fair looks set to be bigger, better, and healthier than ever. Click here to find out what’s in store.

When: September 25, (11am – 7pm)
Where: Lee Garden One, 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Container Port Tour

We’re always on the hunt for new and exciting things to do in the city – and look what we’ve found. Tour one of the biggest container ports by boat, learn about the industry from an expert, and round off the day with a BBQ and a drink or two on the island of Ma Wan. All aboard!

When: September 25, (10pm)
Where: Central Pier 10
How much: $900 for adults; $760 for kids
Click here to buy your tickets

The Hunting of the Snark

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond their control, the producers of the show have been forced to cancel the performances on September 21 – 23. Ticket holders can exchange their seats for another performance. Click here for more information.

Enter Lewis Carrol’s world of nonsense in this modern production of the poem, The Hunting of the Snark. With musical numbers, riotous humour, and five star reviews, this is one the whole family will enjoy.

When: Runs until September 25, (11am, 1pm, and 3.30pm)
Where: Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
How much: $395 – $550
Click here to buy your tickets

Pink Dot LGBT Hong Kong

Pink Dot Hong Kong

This Sunday, thousands of people will gather in Nursery Park donning pink clothes to form a human Pink Dot in the city in support of the LGBT community. With over 15,000 people attending last year, we recommend getting there early to secure your picnic spot – oh, and we recommend whipping up a picnic too. We’ll see you there!

When: September 25, (2pm – 7pm)
Where: Nursery Park, West Kowloon Country Park
How much: Free
Check out the Facebook event page

Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

For a quintessentially British evening, bag yourself a ticket to the latest West End show to grace Hong Kong’s theatres – Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense. Following the adventures of wealthy Londoner Bertie Wooster and his faithful valet Jeeves, this chaotic three-man show had our editorial team howling with laughter.

When: Runs until September 25, (4pm and 7.45pm)
Where: Drama Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
How much: $450 – $650
Click here to buy your tickets

Fly Me To The Moon

This weekend is your last chance to admire the Mid-Autumn Festival lantern display in Tsim Sha Tsui, which depicts the traditional characters, Chang’e and the jade rabbit, alongside modern-day astronauts on an expedition to the moon. If you’re an Island dweller, why not make an occasion of it and sail across on the Star Ferry?

When: Runs until September 25, (6.30pm – 11pm); September 15, (6.30pm – 12 midnight)
Where: Outside Hong Kong Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Read more! Find out What’s On This Mid-Autumn Festival

Sunset Sound Off Yoga Hong Kong

Sunset Sound Off Yoga

Tune in, zone out, and enjoy a fully immersive, 75-minute session of yin and yang, anatomy, and spirituality courtesy of Ariel Tang. Remember to bring your own mat, and also some form of ID to check out your Sound Off headphones. Namaste!

When: September 25, (7pm)
Where: Tamar Park, Admiralty
How much: $212.75
Click here to buy your tickets

Above Second Presents: Pure Evil

Delving into the darker side of society, internationally acclaimed street artist Pure Evil (aka Charles Edwards) is taking over Above Second for a month-long showcase of his finest works – and for the first time ever in Hong Kong. The distinctive Nightmare series sees famous faces cast in bright colours with long, flowing tears to represent the heartbreak we all experience. You might even spot some Hong Kong stars in the line up.

When: Runs until September 30
Where: Above Second, 9 First Street, Sai Ying Pun
How much: Free
Click here for more information

Irene Flanhardt Presents Backstage Scenery Hong Kong Cantonese Opera

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

Read more! Check out our interview with artist and photographer Irene Flanhardt

The Coming Week

Hong Kong Stories Fringe Club Performance

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. Argentinian wines produced by the Romero family at El Porvenir de Cafayate will be the first to take centre stage on September 28. 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: September 28, (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. From hilarious happenings to embarrassing memories, you’re guaranteed to have a heart-warming evening.

When: September 28, (8pm)
Where: Fringe Upstairs, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central
How much: $120
Click here to buy your tickets

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