UNTIL SEP 29
On Sharks and Humanity Exhibition
Launched in partnership with Parkview Arts Action and WildAid, Hong Kong Maritime Museum is presenting a special exhibition showcasing the importance of shark preservation. Through the works of 36 internationally recognised artists, filmmakers, and photographers, this first-of-its-kind exhibition strives to raise awareness about the negative impacts of the shark fin trade.
Tickets are available at the museum ticketing office at $30, running from 9:30am on weekdays and 10am on weekends.
UNTIL SEP 29
Pop-Up Farmers’ Market
Farmers are gathering at Tong Chong Street Market in Taikoo Place to bring locally grown seasonal produce to the city. Support the local farming community – you can rest at ease knowing your weekly shopping is fresh and organic.
Open Monday to Friday, noon till 6 pm.
SEP 1 – OCT 30
Qeelin Afternoon Tea at the Ritz-Carlton
For two months only, Café 103 at the Ritz-Carlton is presenting a limited edition afternoon tea set inspired by the Wuhu collection from renowned jeweller Qeelin. The specially crafted morsels will be displayed on a bespoke gourd-shaped tiered shelf, and include both sweet and savoury delights, like squid ink burgers and chestnut matcha choux pastries. Available from September 1 to October 30, daily from 3:30-5:30pm.
Prices start at $388 for one and $638 for two on weekdays, with weekends and public holiday prices at $408 for one and $658 for two.
Fabric pop-up sale
Fabulous fabric lengths from Altfield’s top decorative brands at up to 50 percent off. Freshen up your look with a dash of colour and beautiful patterns.
10am-6pm (Mon–Fri); 10am–5pm (Sat), Altfield Interiors HK Central showroom, Shop 1101, 9 Queen’s Road Central, 2525 2738, altfield.com.hk
Kin Hong Seafood Festival
Ocean Recovery Alliance, a local non-profit, is organising its second seafood festival to build public knowledge of sustainable seafood. There are over a hundred participating restaurants, retailers, and F&B groups this year, including companies from San Francisco, Shanghai, Beijing, and Macau – your patronage at these restaurants will support their cause.
Learn about why you should care about where your food comes from straight from the experts at their panel discussion event “Behind the Scenes with Sustainable Seafood” on September 21 at Metta in LKF.
Visit oceanrov.org for more details.
SEP 1 – 2
Retykle ‘Back to School’ pop up at Maggie & Rose
Back by popular demand, Retykle returns to Maggie & Rose for a two day ‘Back to School’ pop up. With over 250 designer brands for kids aged 0-8 at up to 90 per cent off the original retail price, you can stock up on pre-loved clothing for the school year ahead.
In partnership with Redress’s 10 for 10 campaign, Retykle will be donating 10 per cent of sales from single transactions over $1,010 this month to the environmental NGO to support reducing waste in the fashion industry.
2-8pm on September 1; 9am-12pm on September 2. Maggie & Rose, the pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay.
Hong Kong: A Colour Collection Photography Exhibition
Hong Kong-based content creator Hannah Grogan is hosting her first exhibition – a body of photography work featuring Hong Kong in all its colourful glory and beauty.
Opening night is from 6 to 8:30pm on September 2, and exhibition proper will run from 12 until 4pm daily (closed on Wednesday). H Studio Gallery, 1/1 Wan King Path, Sai Kung.
Sai Kung Sunday Market
Browse through over 60 stalls of food vendors and artisans at this well-established indoor market. Children can enjoy face painting and cuddles with adorable puppies, while you eat, browse and shop.
11am-5pm, Hong Kong Academy, 33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung.
The Yu Lan Hungry Ghost Festival
According to traditional beliefs, the seventh lunar month is when restless spirits come out to wander the earth, and the height of ghostly activity falls mid month – September 15 this year. People around the city will be honouring their ancestors by burning offerings and presenting food. A highlight of this festival is the Chinese opera performances staged on pop-out theatres to honour deities and deceased alike.
The Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Organisations is holding a series of events from September 1-3, including a Yu Lan Festival exhibition and a ‘Hong Kong Blessings’ ceremony.
Head down to Soccer Pitch 1 in Victoria Park to join in the festivities.
Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair
The world’s largest time-piece fair is back with an array of clocks, complete watches, smart watches, machinery, and trade services from over 27 different countries and regions, including a new arrival from Lebanon.
Visit hktdc.com/hkwatchfair to register.
SEP 8 – 10
For the very first time, more than 15 downtown bars are gathering together in Chater Garden to serve up their unique drinks. Master bartenders will host cocktail making classes and compete to see who can make the best drinks. There will also be alcoholic ice-pops distributed by Nice Pops, gold tattoos by Anoosh, glittery makeup by Mopsamsterdam, and live music by several bands – a booze themed Coachella in the heart of the
There will also be alcoholic ice-pops distributed by Nice Pops, gold tattoos by Anoosh, glittery makeup by Mopsamsterdam, and live music by several bands – a booze themed Coachella in the heart of the 852, if you will!
Tickets are $130 in advance at downtowncocktailshk.com, or $180 on the door.
ESF Language & Learning Centre Parent Information Session
ESF Language & Learning Centre is holding information sessions to introduce parents to its facilities and programmes.
7pm-10pm. 2/F Prime Mansion, 183/187 Johnston Road, Wan Chai. Visit esf.org.hk for more details.
UNTIL SEP 14
city’super Seafood and Sparkling Market
Times Square atrium will be transformed into a fishermen’s wharf, showcasing fresh seafood and hand picked sparkling wines from around the world. There will also be demonstrations and talks where you can pick up cooking techniques and learn more about sustainable fisheries.
Event exclusives include sustainable Atlantic cod loin, Saint Kerber oysters, Wakamatsuya fish cakes, La Brujula canned seafood, and Ca’del Bosco sparkling wine. Similar events will run across city’super stores in Times Square, Harbour City, and ifc mall.
International Day of Democracy
Squash Angels Tournament
As part of the global Women’s Squash Week, a new women’s open squash tournament is premiering in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Cricket Club. A total of 64 women from Hong Kong’s sports clubs, universities, and schools will be participating – all females aged 10 to 60+ are welcome to join.
Entrants will be placed into three draws based on the HK Squash League ladies grades, with equal prize money for the winner of each level. Match play will run from Friday through Sunday, and there will also be a Saturday social at the HKCC where all players can meet award-winning players and coaches.
For more details, visit squashangels.com
SCMP International Schools Festival 2017
The Education Post is hosting an event for parents to discover the best international kindergartens, and primary and secondary schools in the city. Tickets at $40 per head which includes a complimentary copy of ‘Good Schools Guide – International Schools 2018/2019’, plus a chance to win a pair of round-trip tickets to Auckland.
Road to Ultra 2017
The electronic dance music festival is coming back to Hong Kong with an exciting new lineup. Get ready to groove with Dutch DJ Hardwell, Norwegian superstar Kyogo, and German sensation Zedd.
12-10.30pm, Nursery Park, West Kowloon Cultural District. Tickets available at hongkong.roadtoultra.com. Call 3758 9005 for more details.
Strength & Flexibility Aerial Yoga Workshop
Pure Yoga instructor TT Ho is holding weekend sessions of aerial relaxation. Beginners’ sessions on the 16th, 11am-1pm; session for ongoing practitioners on the 17th, 4-6pm.
L1, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway Road, Admiralty. $1225, tickets at pure-yoga.com
Clean Pak Sha Wan Day
Hebe Heaven Yacht Club is once again hosting its annual event to beautify Pak Sha Wan and Port Shelter. Last year’s event saw over 160 volunteers remove over 2.4 tonnes of waste from seven participating beaches. Transportation and beach cleaning equipment will be provided, and the day will end with drinks, a free buffet dinner, and a prize giving session.
Members and non-members of all ages welcome. Visit hhyc.org.hk for more details.
Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman Tour – Live In Hong Kong
After the release of her chart-topping third album “Dangerous Woman” last year, Ariana Grande is holding her first ever performance in Hong Kong. The feisty teen favourite will be performing hits from all three of her albums along with cover songs.
Tickets range from $4,888 for the “Ultimate Bkstg VIP Meet & Greet Experience” to $888 for standard entry, available to purchase from hkticketing.com.hk
Kedington Annual Wine Fair 2017
Eight countries, 18 producers and over 100 wines. Enjoy special offers on all wines on show, plus stand a chance to win rare large format and library vintage bottles in the Lucky Draw. 6:30-9:30pm, The Upper House, Beyond the Lawn, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty.
$330 per person ($290 when booking in a group of six or more). Tickets include a $100 wine voucher. To book, call 2898 9323 or visit ticketflap.com/kedington2017
Asia Contemporary Art Show
A diverse lineup of over 25,000 unique artworks spread around 80 living spaces. This autumn edition features a new series entitled Intersections, highlighting Japanese works. Browse through original paintings, sculpture, and photography by some of today’s most interesting mid-career and up-and-coming artists.
$240 on the door or register early and bring a friend for free. Event running at the Conrad Hong Kong. Visit asiacontemporaryart.com for more details.
Hong Kong’s biggest craft beer festival features over 500 beers from around the world and food from 25 restaurants and bars. Diversify your beer palate while strolling around the cider area, shisha garden, and beer geek areas, all set against the scenic backdrop of Central Harbourfront.
Tickets range from $235 to $445 for different entry slots, visit beertopiahk.com to purchase.
Mums @ PLAY Bazaar
An intimate friendly bazaar specifically run “for mums by mums” held in a vibrant Mexican cantina. If you are a small business vendor without store presence looking for a venue to sell your products or services, this event was made for you. Meet a close-knit group of passionate vendors and network with guests over lunch.
Last year’s event included authentic Turkish ceramic, essential oils, handmade baby accessories, and even Math tutors! The organisers have also partnered with various organisations to offer lucky draw prizes to customers. El Charro Cyberport.
Pinky Fest @ Central Harbourfront
Health- and beauty-conscious ladies, rejoice! Aiming to showcase the best in lifestyle, beauty, and fashion, Pinky Fest is a two-day carnival tailored for women. Think makeup classes, aerial yoga, pole dancing taster sessions, and more. There will be snacks and gifts, a gigantic inflatable maze, and a “Pinky Party” on the night of the 23rd. Part of the event proceeds will go towards supporting Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry.
Vista art exhibition
Local artist Eliza Cheng will showcase a series of natural habitats from different perspectives, done in mixed media, her specialist mode of choice. Readily identifiable scenes from underwater, forest, and garden views reveal a new vigor when admired up close.
There will be an artist reception with wine and cheese on September 23 from 6pm until 8:30pm, and the exhibition proper will run from 12 noon till 4pm daily (closed on Wednesday).
H Studio Gallery, 1/1 Wan King Path, Sai Kung.
Swim for Millions
Head down to Repulse Bay Beach to take part in this charity swim for all levels. Participants can join under different categories with different race courses. There will also be beach games booths for those not swimming to also enjoy.
Registration and details at commchest.org.hk
Rainbow Snowy Mooncake Class
Just in time for this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, learn how to make your own snowy mooncakes in rainbow hues. All supplies and tools will be provided, and each participating group will bring home six mooncakes. 10am to 12 noon, 2/F On Lan Centre, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central.
Tickets cost $550 per head (bring a child for an additional $100), for booking and more details visit completedeelite.com