UNTIL NOV 29
Rescue The Ocean
A joint exhibition organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Climate Change, New York’s Rare Animals Really Endangered group and Hong Kong-based Plastic Free Seas, showcasing creative artworks designed to raise awareness of humans’ impact on the world’s oceans. Free entry, Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, Yasumoto International Academic Park, Lvl 8, Chinese University Hong Kong, Sha Tin, gaia.cuhk.edu.hk.
In celebration of China becoming the People’s Republic of China in 1949. Enjoy the day off on this public holiday.
Fish For Trash – Aberdeen Harbour Community Clean Up
Led by the Save Aberdeen Harbour Alliance, who are hoping to turn the tide on the huge amounts of trash that wash up in Aberdeen Harbour. 10am, Kwun Hoi Path, Aberdeen, saveaberdeenharbour.hk.
CNCF Family Fun Movie Day
Games, workshops, food and retail stalls plus an open air cinema. $100/adult, $200/ two children; $500/family (two adults and two children). All proceeds go towards Christina Noble Children’s Foundation projects. 1-7pm, Podium, Cyberport, ticketflap.com/cncf.
Chung Yeung Festival
A day of remembrance and graveside visiting in the hills. Expect firecrackers. The following day is a public holiday.
Pink Morning Tea
Organised by the Australian Association of Hong Kong to support Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation. 10am- 12pm, The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, $450 (members), $550 (non- members). Dress: Pink and fun. Tickets from ozhongkong.com.
Urban Air – photography exhibition by Derry Ainsworth
Hong Kong’s first dedicated exhibition for aerial photography of the city, taken using a drone. 6.30 – 9.30pm, The Hive Studios, 8/F Cheung Hing Building, 12P Smithfield Road, Hong Kong, pelago.events.com.
Hong Kong Bazaar
Fourth annual fusion lifestyle fair, featuring home decor, gifts, jewellery, fashion accessories, handicrafts, designerware, munchies and wine. 10am-8pm, The Mariners’ Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Repulse Bay Triple
Brand new event with three high-intensity interval swims of 1km, 600m and 200m, plus a beach run after each. Every swimmer will need to complete all three races to accumulate a total race time. 1pm, Repulse Bay Beach, Repulse Bay, openwaterasia.com.
OCT 22 & 23
Hong Kong Beach Festival
A weekend packed with sporting events on the sand, including water polo, dodgeball and crossfit. Teams of four to ten and don’t miss the family BBQ on Saturday. Tickets $120-$530 depending on event, spectating is free. Repulse Bay Beach, ticketflap.com.
OCT 22 & 23
Hong Kong’s Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection has teamed up with the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Education Team to bring a modern take on Twelfth Night to the stage. Aimed at the younger generation, the comedy takes place 1900s colonial Hong Kong. Tickets from urbtix.hk and more information at aftec.hk.
Charity Race on The Peak
The 42nd Sedan Chair Race sees teams of eight runners and one lucky passenger race along the 2.1km route on Mount Kellett Road to raise money for local charities. Racing starts at 10am-1.30pm, Matilda International Hospital, Mount Kellett Road, The Peak, sedanchairrace.org.
Children’s Hallowe’en Bookfest
Bookazine will again be leading a Hallowe’en themed children’s bookfest including ghoulish story-telling, bloody face-painting, a fancy dress fashion show, Hallowe’en bingo, a Room On The Broom-themed treasure hunt, and trick or treat party bags. Suitable for three to 12 year olds, free entry, 3-6.30pm, The Repulse Bay, 109 Repulse Bay Road, register at email@example.com.
The Loft Sessions
Family fun with zombie creation stations, a deadly disco, devilishly delicious food, tricks, treats and more. Brought to you by RF Discos, Sweet Soirees and The White Loft. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Get the candy ready for the spookiest night of the year.
Farmer’s Kitchen Melbourne Cup
The race that stops a nation will be celebrated Hong Kong-style thanks to Farmer’s Kitchen who will be showing the race and hosting lunch at the Hong Kong Football Club. The lunch runs from 10am-2pm, with an after-party until 8pm at the Crowne Plaza Rooftop Bar with live music, DJ and dancing. A number of exclusive gifts will be auctioned off, including one donated by last year’s Cup winner, jockey Michelle Payne. Tickets $1060 from eventbrite.com
NOV 25 – NOV 27
The annual music festival changes location to Central this year after five years at the West Kowloon Cultural District. The line-up includes Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Ros, reggae Kiwi band Fat Freddy’s Drop and Swedish indie folk singer- songwriter and guitarist Jose Gonzalez. Tickets from $850 from clockenflap.com. Concessions available.
DEC 8 – JAN 8
The spellbinding musical, which has cast its magic over more than 50 million theatre goers worldwide, takes to the stage at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Inspired by L Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz, the all-singing, all-dancing spectacular follows the story of the Wicked Witch of the West and how she became so wonderfully wicked. Tickets from $445, hkticketing.com.