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The Weekend Ahead: September 3 – 4

If you think September signals the end of summer in the city, then think again. From hilarious comedy nights to al fresco gin festivals, and island hopping tours to live music events, it looks set to be yet another weekend to remember in the 852.

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Stephen Amos Live Comedy Hong Kong Punchline Comedy Club

 Punchline Comedy Presents: Stephen K. Amos Live

Get your weekend off to a hilarious start with multi-award winning comedian, Mock the Week regular, and Royal Variety Show star, Stephen K. Amos. Bursting onto the stage with his infectious excitement and candid lines, Amos promises to deliver a night of side-splitting comedy – be warned though, the British comic is a big fan of impromptu audience participation, so don’t sit near the front!

When: September 1 – 2, (8pm); September 3, (9pm)
Where: 2/F, Sun Hung Kai Centre, Wan Chai
How much: $350
Click here to buy your tickets

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Hong Kong Gin Jubilee

Clear your diaries tipple lovers, because it’s gin o’clock. Gracing Hong Kong for the first time, the Gin Jubilee is whipping 18 of our favourite bars, including The Pontiac and Harlan Goldstein’s latest creation Ee Da Le, into a gin-tastic frenzy over five days to see which can mix up the ‘Best Gin & Tonic’. Come Saturday night, it’s over to Haven Street in Causeway Bay for a Gin Lane Street Party to sample the best G&Ts in town – now, we’ll raise our glass to that.

When: August 30 – September 3
Where: Locations vary
How much: $50 per cocktail
Click here for more information

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Asia Rugby Sevens Series 2016

Attention all rugby fans! The Asia Rugby Asia Sevens Series 2016 kicks off this weekend, with male and female teams from across Asia touching down to battle it out on the pitch at Hong Kong Football Club. Who will be victorious? Only one way to find out.

When: September 2 – 3
Where: Hong Kong Football Club, 3 Sports Road, Happy Valley
How much: Free
Click here for more information

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Green Race

The Green Race Plover Cover

After a long, hot summer, it’s time to dust off your running shoes Hong Kong as running season gets off to a flying start with The Green Race Plover Cove. The race welcomes runners of all levels to join in the fun, with routes varying from 5km to 30km. You can sign up as either a solo runner, in a pair, or even a team of four – just do it quickly as August 30 is your last chance to sign up. Ready, set, go!

When: September 3, (8am)
Where: Kong Ha Au Barbecue Site, Plover Cove Country Park
How much: $100 – $1,700; Free to spectate
Click here for more information

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Kowloon Bazaar Presents: Glam Fest

Who said you have to leave Hong Kong to pick up unique finds from across the continent? Drawing in international vendors from across Asia, the annual Kowloon Bazaar looks set to be bigger and better than ever before. Overflowing with designer gifts, handicrafts, and more from Mumbai, Bangkok, and beyond, shopaholics will be in their element – plus, there are free entrance gifts for all who attend!

When: September 3, (11am – 8pm)
Where: 3/F, Regal Kowloon Hotel, 71 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: Free
Click here for more information

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Ninepin Islands Boat Tour

Fancy an adventure? Set sail with passionate local explorer Wouter from Adventure Tours and get to grips with the outlying Ninepin Islands (pictured above) in the final tour of the season. Just remember to wear suitable shoes so you can check out the islands on foot too.

When: September 3, (1.30pm – 4pm)
Where: Wu Kai Sha MTR
How much: $390
Click here to buy your tickets

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The White Affair at Seafood Room

There’s nothing fishy about this do – that’s for sure. Transforming the Seafood Room lounge into a whimsical wonderland, The White Affair is the perfect excuse to get dressed up and welcome September in with a bang – while making the most of free-flow bubbles, wine, freshly shaken cocktails, and delectable canapés of course. Bon appétit!

When: September 3, (8pm – 11pm)
Where: Seafood Room, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay
How much: $580 (available until September 1) – $650
Click here to buy your tickets

Sub Terra #1

The first in a new series of shows, Sub Terra #1 will welcome local Hong Kong bands Andy is Typing, Asyndeton, and Turing Apples to the stage – as well as the return of Good Fellas who are reuniting for one special performance. From alternative rock to jazz, and everything in between, all toes will be tapping at The Hub this Saturday night.

When: September 3, (9pm – 12 midnight)
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

Foodie Market
Foodie Market

Back-2-School PLUG Party

If you’re looking for an old school party, then look no further. Hop on the party bus with PLUG Magazine, and throw down your most retro disco shapes on the XXX dance floor. In true school disco style, the Back-2-School PLUG Party is a BYOB event – fake IDs won’t be necessary, however.

When: September 3, (10pm – 1am)
Where: XXX, Unit 2A, Kin Luen Factory Building, 89 – 91 Larch Street, Tai Kok Tsui
How much: $150 includes transport on the PLUG bus; $100 on the door
Check out the Facebook event page

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Foodie Market

We hope you’re hungry Hong Kong because the Foodie Market (pictured above) is back, and there’s no doubt it’s going to be a delicious occasion. Entry is free, however we highly recommend forking out $100 and signing up for a workshop. Whether you want to get to grips with kimchi, or fancy crafting a cheese nest out of Parmiganio Reggiano (yes, seriously), just remember to wear your stretchy pants.

When: September 4, (11am – 7pm)
Where: HMV Bar & Restaurant, 4/F, Pearl City, 22 – 36 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay
How much: Free
Check out the Facebook event page

Le Disco Brunch

Get groovy this Sunday at Soho steak house, La Vache, at the September edition of the ever-popular Le Disco Brunch. With unlimited steak frites, mimosas, free-flow cocktails, and house wine for just $488 per person, this is where the party is at. Can’t make it this time around? Fear not, as La Vache hosts Le Disco Brunch on the first Sunday of every month – so clear your plans on October 2.

When: September 4, (12 noon – 5pm)
Where: La Vache, 48 Peel Street, Central
How much: $488
Click here for more information

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Free Outdoor Yoga Class Hong Kong

Sunday Night Lights with Adam Weirick

Prepare yourself for the week ahead with a 90-minute practice of energising Vinyasa and Yin Yoga in Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park. Lead by full-time yoga instructor, Adam Weirick, yogis of all levels – including complete beginners – will love this relaxing Sunday Night Lights session. Donations to the SPCA are welcomed in place of a class fee, but remember to bring your own mat/towel, and water.

When: September 4, (5pm – 6.30pm)
Where: Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park,
How much: Free (donations to the SPCA are welcomed)
Check out the Facebook event page

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Indoor Summer Garden Cinema: Stand By Me

Grab some popcorn, kick back in Hushup’s Indoor Summer Garden Cinema, and tune into the ultimate 1980s coming-of-age American drama, Stand By Me. Can’t make it this weekend? Don’t worry, Little Miss Sunshine is scheduled for September 11, so you can still get your fill of summer movie fun.

When: September 4, (4pm – 6pm)
Where: Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang
How much: $180
Click here to buy your tickets

Harmonic Motion

Kids and adults are invited to crawl, swing, and tumble around until September 12 on Harmonic Motion, a colourful, crocheted playground, hand-knitted over 10 months by Japanese textile artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam. Remember to call the reservation hotline and book your 20-minute slot before it’s too late.

When: Runs until September 12
Where: Oval Atrium, 1/F, IFC Mall, Central
How much: Free (pre-registration is required)
Click here for more information

The Coming Week

General Assembly Made in Hong Kong

General Assembly Presents: Made In Hong Kong

Returning for round 3, General Assembly is back with another week of talks, panels, and workshops – oh, and a Wrap Up Party to round off the whole occasion with a bang. From Travel Companies That Are Taking-Off on September 5, (7pm – 9pm) to Music Makers on August 7, (7pm – 9pm), the four talks cover a diverse range of topics, with influential industry leaders and talented speakers leading the way. Trust us, this is something you can’t afford to miss.

When: September 5 – 9
Where: Locations vary
How much: Free
Click here to register online

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 Get Redressed Pop-Up Shop

Raising funds for local charities and awareness of the fashion industry’s environmental impact, the Get Redressed Pop-Up Shop invites bargain-hunters to browse rails of pre-loved designer pieces and quality high street items at Pizza Express. We’ll see you there!

When: September 7 – 9, (11.30am – 9pm)
Where: Pizza Express, G/F – 1/F, 23 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai
How much: Free
Check out the Facebook event page

Shakespeare’s Globe Presents: The Merchant of Venice

It may be 400 years since Shakespeare passed away, however his plays are timeless. Direct from The Globe in London, The Merchant of Venice is coming to Hong Kong for a series of unmissable performances. Following the adventure of wealthy heiress Portia and her multiple suitors, this highly-charged drama is well worth a slot in your diary.

When: September 7 – 11, (2.30pm and 7.45pm)
Where: Lyric Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
How much: $495 – $795
Click here to buy your tickets

Plan Ahead

Don’t miss your chance to grab tickets for these upcoming events before it’s too late.

UPDATE: Due to delays in the shipping of the set, the first performance of Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense on September 13 has been canceled. Ticket holders can exchange their reservation for a seat later on in the series, which runs until September 25.

Next weekend!

HK Phil Presents: Yo-Yo Ma – September 9 – 10, (8pm)
AVOHK 5k Series – September 10, September 25, and October 8, (8am)
The Great Relay – September 10 – 11
Block Party at Emack & Bolio’s – September 10, (3pm – 6pm)
Flo Rida at Pacha Macau
 – September 10, (10pm – 5am)
JupYeah #lookmatters Fashion Swap – September 11, (12 noon – 6pm)
Freespace Happening – September 11, (2pm – 7pm)
Hushup Indoor Summer Garden Cinema: Little Miss Sunshine – September 11, (4pm – 6pm)
Silent Disco Zumba and Yoga – September 11, (6pm – 8pm)
Shakespeare’s Globe Presents: The Merchant of Venice – September 7 – 11, (2.30pm and 7.45pm)

Save the date!

Wellness 360 Logo

Wellness 360 Fair in the City – Health and wellness vendors showcase their wares along with kids’ activities and family-oriented fun.  September 25, (11am – 7pm) at Lee Garden One.

Hong Kong Food Festival – December 24 – 28, (10am – 7/9pm)

 Sign Up!

AVOHK 5k Series – September 10, September 25, and October 8
The Great Relay – September 10 – 11
Salomon X-Trail Series – September 11, (8am)
From Darkness to Sunrise City Orienteering Competition – September 24 – 25
Hong Kong International Schools Festival – September 24, (9.30am)
Totem Run – October 8
Lantau Dark 45 – October 8, (6pm – 11pm)
Hunger Run 2016 – October 16, (8am)
Central Rat Race
 – October 16, (9am)
Repulse Bay Triple – October 22, (1pm)
MTR Hong Kong Race Walking – October 23, (8am – 1.30pm)
The Sedan Chair Charity Race – October 30, (10am – 1.30pm)
The Community Chest Wheelock Swim for Millions – October 30
Terry Fox Run – November 5, (10am – 3pm)
Spartan Race Hong Kong – November 5 – 6
Oxfam Trailwalker – November 18 – 20
Win Win Run – December 18

Buy tickets!

Flo Rida at Pacha Macau – September 10, (10pm – 5am)
JupYeah #lookmatters Fashion Swap – September 11, (12 noon – 6pm)
Hushup Indoor Summer Garden Cinema: Little Miss Sunshine – September 11, (4pm – 6pm)
Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense – September 14 – 25
Pep Bou’s Bubble Magic – September 14 – 18
Amalfitana 1st Annual Mid-Autumn White Party – September 15, (7pm – 10pm)
The Importance of Being Earnest – September 15 – 16, (7.15pm)
Asia Contemporary Art Show – September 16 – 18
Road to Ultra – September 17, (12 noon – 10pm)
Acro SUP Yoga Take #2 – September 18, (10am – 12.30pm)
The Hunting of the Snark – September 20 – 25
STOMP – September 23 – October 9
Earth, Wind, & Fire Live in Hong Kong – September 24, (8.15pm)
The Gruffalo’s Child – September 30 – October 2
Pink Season 2016 – September 30 – October 26
HKDR Presents: Game of Bones Gala Dinner – October 1, (6pm)
Hong Kong ePrix – October 8 – 9
All That Junk Presents: End of Summer Groove Party – October 10, (10am – 6pm)
An Evening with Jeff Green Presented by The Punchline Comedy Club – October 14 – 15, (9pm – 11pm)
Clockenflap – November 25 – 27
Roald Dahl’s The Twits – November 25 – 27
St Petersburg Ballet Theatre Presents: Swan Lake – December 2 – 3, (3pm and 8pm)
The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice – December 8 – 11, (11am, 3pm, and 7.30pm)
WICKED – December 8 – January 1
Bill Bailey Presents: Larks in Transit Live in Hong Kong – December 14, (8pm – 9.30pm)

Read more! Check out our annual calendar of holidays and events, or Your Guide to Hiking and Running Races in Hong Kong.

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