What’s On in Sai Kung, November 2017

Freespace at Taikoo Place

Freespace brings together local, regional and international artists to showcase art programmes ranging from shadow puppetry, contemporary dance, and immersive theatre productions. Presented in multiple spaces at different times of the day, the range of 29 performances seek to change spectators’ perceptions of art.

The event has already been running from October 26, so don’t miss the rest. Buy tickets at ticketflap.com/taikooplace. 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay.

Hong Kong International Comedy Festival 2017

This year’s lineup features Ahmed Ahmed and Paul Ogata. The festival also includes a Comedy Competition, the finals of which will be on November 4. Tickets start at $250 each.

Most of the events will be held at The TakeOut Comedy Club HK, 34 Elgin Street, Soho. For more details, visit hkcomedyfestival.com

Heritage Fiesta 2017

15 historic buildings related to the city’s law and order will be open to the public this month during specific hours. Free guided tours through these historic buildings will be offered on a first come first served basis. Visitors can collect special stamps at participating buildings to mark as they work their way through this heritage exploration. Free admission to all buildings.

For further information, visit heritage.gov.hk

Exhibition: Glitter, Glitz and Glamour

The Avenue of Stars has partnered with renowned movie poster artist Yuen Tai-yung to create an exhibition featuring 24 caricatures of movie stars and singers. Mr Yuen was recently presented with the ‘Professional Achievement Award’ at the Hong Kong Film Awards for his contribution to Hong Kong cinema. See the likes of Bruce Lee, Leslie Cheung, Anita Mui, and Angelina Jolie displayed in caricature form. The art works will be on show from now until March next year.

Admission is free; Garden of Stars, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Hong Kong Academy Open Houses

Registration for Hong Kong Academy Open Houses have begun. The day provides parents interested in Hong Kong Academy’s Early Childhood Programme the opportunity to tour the campus and hear from the Primary School Principal and Director of Admissions.

Free, 9:30-11am, register at hkacademy.edu.hk/admissions. Hong Kong Academy, 33 Wai Man Road, admissions@hkacademy.edu.hk

NOV 2-5
Mothercare Baby Expo

Leading British retailer of products for mothers-to-be, babies and children Mothercare introduces the Mothercare 1st Baby Expo. Visit over 90 booths consisting of famous brands in the baby and children industry providing innovative products.

$10 admission, free for children under 12. 3/F, Star Hall, KITEC, Kowloon Bay.

NOV 2-5
Clearwater Bay Open 2017

The 72-hole PGA Tour China event returns to the Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club. Players from up to 20 nations will be represented, with Hong Kong participation set to double from last year. There will be free shuttle buses from Tseung Kwan O MTR (Crowne Plaza) on November 4 and 5 for Rounds 3 and 4.

For play and transport schedules and more details, visit pgatourchina.com and cwbgolf.org

NOV 3-12
Hong Kong International Literary Festival

This year’s festival features a diverse lineup of writers, encompassing fiction, thrillers, poetry and live storytelling among others. There will be events with literary stars such as Carol Ann Duffy, Amy Tan and Ian Rankin. Hong Kong writers and themes, including the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China, will also be specially showcased to promote local talent on an international scale. Full-time students are entitled to 50 per cent off most festival events.

Various locations, get your tickets at festival.org.hk

A Culinary Evening with the National Culinary Team of Denmark

Discover how the National Culinary Team of Denmark prepares for competitions such as the Culinary Olympic Games and World Championships, how new dishes are developed and more. There will be a gala menu specially prepared by Danish chef Mads Sondergaard, who will also be doing a cooking demonstration on how to make a Danish snack, featuring dishes like salted Danish doughnut and croquette of lamb. Free flow wine, beer, and soft drinks throughout the event.

Tickets can be purchased via dcc.hk at $900 for Danish Chamber of Commerce members and $1,000 for non members.

7-11pm. Concord Room, 8/F, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road.

Hong Kong Spartan Race

One of the world’s most famous obstacle course races, a Spartan Race is designed to push contestants to their limits. We have been assured that “there will be fire, mud, water, barbed wire, and occasionally Hell on Earth”. The race will be split into the 13km Spartan Super with up to 29 obstacles and the 6km Spartan Sprint with up to 23 obstacles; there will also be kids’ race categories with distances split by age group.

Tickets range from $480 for the Open Junior Race to $1180 for the Elite Spartan Super; spectator only tickets are also available at $50 with limited spots.

Kam Tin Country Club, Shui Tau Road, Yuen Long. For more information and ticketing, visit spartanrace.hk

NOV 4-5
Pedal Kart 24-Hour Grand Prix 2017

The Pedal Kart 24-Hour Grand Prix races back into Victoria Park for its 31st anniversary. Watch as more than 20 teams from Cathay Pacific, Haesl, MTR, KGV, South Island School and more compete it out for a range of prizes. The event is organised by Round Table and money raised will go towards charities in Hong Kong and across Asia. Expect a DJ and music, games for kids, and food and drinks on the day.

Free spectator admission. The 24-hour event starts at noon. For more information visit roundtablehongkong.or

NOV 4-16
Exhibition: Sai Kung and Beyond

Featuring three locally based artists, Elena Klimova, Magi Chen and Gary Yeung. All three have a shared interest in depicting and preserving in art the traditions and heritage unique to Hong Kong. The vibrancy of the city is contrasted with rural dwellings and village life in a colourful portrayal of Sai Kung and beyond.

Opening night will be on November 4, from 6-8:30pm. Wine and cheese will be provided. Gallery hours are from 12-4pm each day apart from Wednesdays.

H Studio Gallery, 1/1 Wan King Path, Sai Kung.

A Plastic OceanA Film To Make A Difference

A Plastic Ocean is a feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. The documentary chronicles journalist Craig Leeson’s discovery of plastic waste in the midst of a search for the elusive blue whale.

Leeson teams up with diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers as they travel to twenty locations around the world over four years to explore our oceans, the truths about plastic pollution and working solutions.

10:30am-12:15pm, 33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung. Tickets are available at eventbrite.hk

NOV 6-10
Box of Hope

Box of Hope is an annual charity project which provides basic amenities to underprivileged children in Asia, donated by Hong Kong school children and local organisations. To mark the charity’s ten-year anniversary, every winner of this year’s box decoration competition will receive a Bookazine pack filled with stationery goodies. Deadline for the competition is November 10 and winners will be announced on November 24.

For more information on how to enter and donate, visit boxofhope.org

NOV 7, 16, 21
Shrewsbury Info Session

Join Shrewsbury’s November Information Sessions on 7, 16 and 21 November. School Principal, Ben Keeling, will talk about the school ethos, facilities, curriculum and more. The Shrewsbury Admissions team will also be available throughout to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.

Please register your seat at shrewsbury.hk/open-house-november-2017

NOV 7, 14
Malvern Pre-School Meet

Looking for a school for your littlies? Prospective parents can learn more about Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong and Malvern College Hong Kong by talking to their principal and senior management of the school.

5:30-7 pm on Nov 7 at G09-G12, Coronation Circle, 1 Yau Cheung Road and 6:30-8pm on Nov 14 at 14th Floor, Club Lusitano Building, 16 Ice House Street. Register at malvernpreschool.hk/

American Women’s Association Charity Bazaar

Over 70 vendors selling jewellery, ladies fashion and accessories, cosmetics, children’s apparel, Christmas decorations, stationery, gifts, toys and wine. Enter the Lucky Lai See for the chance to win holidays, junk boat trips, jewellery, massages and manicures. At the Giving Tree, you can donate to fund a specific need selected by the AWA from applications it receives throughout the year.

11:30am-7:30pm. PMQ, Aberdeen Street, Soho. For enquiries, contact Barbora Mayer at 2527 2961 or director_operations@awa.org.hk

NOV 11
Pedal Through Perthes

8-year-old Jack Farmer was diagnosed with Perthes Disease last year. His family has organised a fundraiser for two charities, Perthes Association and Sailability, to raise awareness of the disease. Head over to the RCHK basketball courts and join Jack on your bikes, roller-blades, skateboards, or simply your own two feet for a 3km run.

The deadline to order event t-shirts has passed, but there will be a limited supply to purchase on the day; preordered shirts can be collected on the day as well.

Read our interview with Jack here and visit pedalthroughperthes.org for more details.

NOV 11
SKIP Open Day

Sai Kung International Pre-School is extending invitations to children under 5 and their parents—it’s an open day for parents and open play for the little ones. Find out more about the playground and kindergarten classes on offer. There will be circle time songs and games for the kids, and a curriculum talk after.

RSVP at skip@skip.edu.hk. 10am-noon. 159 Che Keng Tuk Road, Sai Kung.

NOV 11
Soju Tasting 101—Fundraiser for Pink Dot

In order to raise money for the Rainbow Families of Hong Kong activities tent at Pink Dot festival, a volunteer-led group of LGBTQ+ parents has partnered with Edition to offer an afternoon of soju sampling. The Korean fusion bar and restaurant is known for its infused soju, and owner Kat Zai will be there to lead participants on a history and tasting of classic soju, followed by Edition’s infused versions. Nibbles will also be provided.

Entry costs $250. 1pm-3pm. 37 Peel Street, Central.

NOV 11
Hong Kong Rugby Union Charity Ball

Enjoy a night of classic rock and help to raise funds for Po Leung Kuk, to support Hong Kong’s underprivileged children via education and rugby training programmes.

$2,488 per person including a gourmet dinner, all-night drinks, and a concert by World Classic Rockers. Black tie dress code. HKCEC, Wan Chai.

Book at ticketflap.com/hkrucharityball

NOV 12
SwimRun #1: Ma On Shan

First of its kind in Hong Kong, SwimRun is a Swedish originated multiple-stage race which involves racers swimming and running across over a cross-country race course. The 7.5 kilometre race will start at Sai Kung BBQ #5 at 8:30 am and end at Li Po Chun International School.

Tickets at $320 are available at raceresults.com.hk, visit TerraMar-HK’s official Facebook page or raceresults.com.hk for more information.


NOV 17-19

Hong Kong’s biggest music and arts festival is back for its 10th run. Growing rapidly in size since 2007, it has hosted many global names, and this year’s star-studded lineup features Massive Attack, The Prodigy, MØ, Temples and many more.

$1,940 for a three-day pass. Single day passes start from $930, with student tickets starting from $570. Book online at clockenflap.com. Central Harbourfront, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central.

NOV 18
Women’s Five November Run

Women’s Five combines yoga and running to help ladies achieve their fitness goals. Registration has passed for the five-week health and wellness program, but you can still register for the run only.

Prices start at $390, with discounts for teams. Register at womensfive.com

NOV 18
Malvern College coding workshop

In partnership with BSD Code & Design Academy, MCHK will be holding a taster lesson on coding. Coding is considered one of the the most important skills of the future, and MCHK believes it best for children to be introduced to this skill early, in a relaxing and enjoyable environment.

The workshop is open to children aged 5-12, and admission is free; RSVP at malverncollege.org.hk/coding-workshop. Science Park, Sha Tin.

NOV 25-30
Exhibition: Jade Jungle, Crimson City

Sai Kung local Sammy Jane Freeman is holding a solo photography exhibition. Despite only being 21, Freeman has trained in New York and has since travelled extensively while focusing on surfing photography in areas such as California, South Africa, Bali, and Australia. This new exhibition however is entirely based around Hong Kong, with plenty of shots of Sai Kung.

Opening night will be 6-8:30pm on November 25, and refreshments will be provided. Exhibition hours thereafter will run noon-4pm daily, with gallery closure on Wednesdays.

H Studio Gallery, 1/1 Wan King Path, Sai Kung.

NOV 30
Expat Parent Charity Christmas Lunch

What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than a fun lunch with friends for a good cause? All lucky table proceeds and profits will go towards local charity Box of Hope. $550/person or $500/person if you book a table.

Each ticket includes a three-course lunch, bubbly and wine or soft drinks. Seats are limited so book early!

12noon-2:30pm. Mr Wolf, 5/F Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road, Central. To book, visit hongkongliving.com/shop


DEC 2-3
Hong Kong 24-Hour Race 2017

Every 24 hours, 5,500 people across the globe fall victim to slavery. Anyone can be a part of a youth-led anti-slavery movement by joining this 24-hour run and advocating for freedom. The run will be a relay endurance race, but there will also be a music festival where both local and international musicians will be playing live well into the wee hours.

Regular tickets cost $280, but the first 280 people will get an early bird price of $200, visit 24 Hour Race official website for more details. December 2 (7am) – December 3 (11am). Lugard Road, The Peak.