UNTIL SEP 30
In the Midst of the Storm: Hong Kong’s Early Typhoons
A glimpse of life during the catastrophic storms of 1874 and 1906. The exhibition was initiated by master mariner Michael J Jones – who has spent years researching Hong Kong’s typhoons – and the HK Observatory. Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Ferry pier no. 8, www.hkmaritimemuseum.org.
UNTIL OCT 1
Lea Salonga: Disney & Broadway Magic
Lea Salonga, the voice behind disney princesses Jasmine and Mulan, joins the HKPhil – Hong Kong’s largest symphony orchestra – in a magical concert of broadway and disney classics. Tickets from $280. 8pm, Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, www.hkphil.org.
Browse all the latest gifts, designer-wear, home decor, handicrafts and jewellery at this all-day event. 11am-3pm, 3 Floor, Regal Kowloon Hotel, TST, Kowloon. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see kowloonbazaar.com.
Hong Kong Legislative Election
Permanent resident? Cast your vote for the sixth Legislative Council of Hong Kong. Polls open 7.30am until 10.30pm, www.elections.gov.hk
Celebration of Colour
A group of Hong Kong artists have put together a stunning exhibition of their works, being held at the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre. The opening night is Sep 1, 5.30pm-8pm, while the exhibition runs until Sep 5, 10am-9pm, 7A Kennedy Road, Admiralty.
Step Out for Children Charity Walk and Carnival
Hosted by the Society for the Relief of Disabled Children, Step Out for Children is a 7km walk to raise funds for Primary Immunodeficiencies Diagnostic Tests. Plus performances, game booths, puppet shows and more on the day. Ocean View Court, The Arcade, Cyberport. www.srdc.org.hk
Discovery Bay Fair
Handmade arts and crafts from across Hong Kong. 11am-6pm, Discovery Bay Main Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau. See handmadehongkong.com for further details.
SEP 15 -18
Asia Contemporary Art Show
A diverse lineup of over 80 exhibitors from more than 15 countries. Browse original paintings, limited editions, sculptures and photography. $220 on the door, or register ahead and take a friend for free. The Conrad, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, www.asiacontemporaryart.com.
AWA Welcome Back Coffee
Hosted by the American Women’s Association (AWA) of Hong Kong. This annual event is a way to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones while discovering what the AWA can offer you. 9.30am at the American Club, Tai Tam. Registration is open to women of all nationalities, www.awa.org.hk.
Feed the Root – Cooking with Ayelet Idan
Vegetarian cooking expert Idan shares her love of Middle Eastern food. Menu includes flat bread with herbs; freekah with pomegranate salad, green dip, hummus, ancient honey drink and date-filled cookies. 6.30pm-8.30pm, $580, email@example.com.
SCMP Hong Kong International Schools Festival
One-stop-shop to meet representatives from Hong Kong’s kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, plus talks and panel discussions. Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel, Level 8, Concord & Oasis Room, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, internationalschoolsfestival.com.
Where to celebrate mid-autumn festival
SEP 14, 15 & 16
Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance
The fiery dragon weaves its way along Lily and Ormsby Streets and onto Tung Lo Wan Road. Best vantage point is at Wun Sha Street. 8.15pm, Tin Hau MTR, Exit A1.
Pok Fu Lam Fire Dragon Parade
Chase the dragon from Pok Fu Lam Village to Waterfall Bay. 6.30-11.30pm, best viewing at the entrance to Pok Fu Lam Village.
Magnificent lantern displays and other entertainments, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, 8-11pm. Don’t forget your lanterns…
FIA Formula E HKT Hong Kong
The world’s fastest electric racing cars zoom into Hong Kong for the first time. The race, to be staged on the streets around Central Harbourfront, is a new addition to the Formula E Championship. Championing the three ‘E’s – energy, environment and entertainment – the series has all the excitement of top-flight motorsport racing, minus the emissions. A pre-race carnival and eVillage keep the party going all weekend. Adult grandstand tickets start from $2,380. Concessions available. Tickets from www.ticketflap.com
The annual music festival will change location to Central this year, after five years at the West Kowloon Cultural District. The lineup includes Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Rós, reggae Kiwi band Fat Freddy’s Drop and Swedish indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist José González. Tickets from $850 from www.clockenflap.com. Concessions available.
Disney on Ice
Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy on a walk down memory lane through your favourite Disney films. Dive into the ocean with Dory and brave the wintry world of Frozen. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai. Tickets $280-$680 from www.hkticketing.com.hk, 3128 8288.
DEC 8 – JAN 1
The spellbinding musical, which has cast its magic on more than 50 million theatre goers worldwide, will take to the stage at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts. Inspired by L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz, find out how the wicked witch of the west became so wonderfully wicked. Tickets from $445 at hkticketing.com, 3128 8288.