29 September, 2015
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For Your Diary: What’s On In Hong Kong for October

29 September, 2015

Events, exhibitions, concerts and more in Hong Kong this month!

Ghosts, ghouls and showing up to the office like this. That’s right, October’s all about Halloween. If that’s not your thing, there’s also a few wine tastings, art shows, festivals and gigs worth checking out. The holiday season has well and truly started!

Asia Contemporary Arts FestivalAsia Contemporary Art Show
The Asia Contemporary Art Show is back in town and it’s bigger and better than ever! Browse and buy works from some of Asia’s up and coming artists as well as more established names such as Andy Warhol, Jose Molina and more.

When: Thursday, 8 October – Sunday, 11 October
Where: Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: Standard tickets are $220 and admit two people, available here.

SASSY SPECIAL GIVEAWAY
That’s not all – we’re giving away 10 VIP tickets (which will give you access to the VIP preview on Thursday!). Each pass gives you entry for two people, so you can bring the bestie along with you for this one. Enter your deets here or by clicking the button below for a chance to win!

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Beef & Liberty Eat Pray LoveBeef & Liberty x Hushup Rooftop Cinema
The series of movie nights continue on the roof of Beef & Liberty in Wan Chai! This month, check out Airplane and Eat Pray Love while munching on delish sliders. The weather’s just right for an outdoor cinema too! Check out all other movie listings here.

When: Airplane is on Thursday, 22 October and Eat Pray Love is showing on Thursday, 29 October, both at 7pm
Where: Beef & Liberty, 23 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $160 and available on Pelago. Buy tickets to Airplane here and to Eat Pray Love here.

SASSY SPECIAL GIVEAWAY
Tickets for this sell out super quickly, so we’ve managed to bag a pair of tickets for one lucky Sassy reader to the Julia Roberts modern classic, Eat Pray Love. Simply enter your deets here or by clicking on the button below for the tickets. Good luck!

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KEE Club x Sassy HalloweenSassy x KEE Club’s Sinfully Good Halloween
Yep, we’re partnering with KEE Club for a sinfully delightful Halloween party! The theme is heaven vs hell, or saints vs sinners, if you prefer… so rock up in an angel costume or perhaps you’re more of a devil? It’s a great excuse to party it up on the scariest night of the year!

When: Saturday, 31 October, 9pm onwards
Where: KEE Club, 6/F, 32 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $880, which includes drinks and canapés until 12.30am, there’s a cash bar after midnight.

SPECIAL SASSY GIVEAWAY
We’re giving away complimentary tickets to 10 lucky Sassy readers… simply click on the button below for a chance to win! This is one Halloween party you definitely don’t want to miss!

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Armani:PriveDisco Al Fresco
Celebrate HK’s National Day with a night out at Armani/Prive. It’ll be the last time to wear that summer disco outfit with the neon flashes! Catch the fireworks and wrap up your night dancing the groovy tunes of DJ Fudge from France. See you there!

When: Thursday, 1 October, 8.30pm-12.30am
Where: Armani/Prive, 3/F, Landmark Chater, 8 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

Butcher's Club - Southside Market Long LunchSouthside Market Long Lunch
Our favourite foodie event returns this month – the Southside Market Long Lunch. Think dry-aged steak sandwiches, sausages, bevvies and more at The Butchers Club rooftop in Aberdeen. Kick off October with a Sunday fun day!

When: Sunday, 4 October, 12 noon – 5pm
Where: The Butcher’s Club, 17/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $550 for adults, $250 for kids, available from www.ticketflap.com.

Sick of it AllSick Of It All
Heavy metal heavyweights Sick Of It All perform live in the 852 this month. HK’s is the last stop on the New York rockers’ Asia tour, so you know this will be one awesome show as they end it with a bang!

When: Sunday, 4 October, 8.30pm-11.30pm
Where: Hidden Agenda, 2A, Winful Industrial Building, 15-17 Tai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $250 and available from www.ticketflap.com.

Al MurrayAl Murray the Pub Landlord: One Man, One Guvnor
Awright, mate… the greatest comedian from the greatest country (in his own words) hits the stage in HK to perform this month. Brit comedian Al Murray rocks up with his act as the Pub Landlord. This is definitely one to watch if you love stand-up comedy!

When: Monday, 5 October, 8pm
Where: Rotunda 6, Kowloon International Trade and Exhibition Centre, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $488, available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 31 288 288.

Death Certificate - Children of BodomDeath Certificate
I’m a bit of a closet metal head, so I’m definitely interested in checking out the bands Children of Bodom, Carcass, Gyze and Evocation. Get involved in all the headbanging and of course the good ol’ moshpit (at your own risk!) at this intense concert.

When: Thursday, 8 October, 8.30pm-11am
Where: Kowloon International Trade and Exhibition Centre, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $580, available from www.ticketflap.com.

Kedington Wine FairKedington Annual Wine Fair
The Kedington Annual Wine Fair, now in its 10th year, is truly the best wine party in town! Have a taste of more than 100 wines (responsibly!) from premium wineries around the world. Don’t forget to take part in the lucky draw, where you could win magnums, special bottles and even a case of wine!

When: Thursday, 8 October, 6.30pm-9.30pm
Where: Beyond The Lawn, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: Admission its $350, tickets are available from www.ticketflap.com.

Love PingsLove Pings
Dating in the 21st century can be quite tough – you’ve got navigate the digital world as well as the physical world with potential other halves. Love Pings is an original play written by Kate March and presented by I AM Concepts. It’s one woman’s story with seven men as she tries to find a meaningful relationship…

When: Thursday, 8 October – Saturday, 10 October, 7.30pm
Where: Fringe Underground, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $350 for non-members or $280 for Fringe Club members available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 31 288 288.

Improv WarsImprov Wars: The Farce Awakens
ImprovAsia is back, this time with sci-fi-based comedy. For any closet Star Wars geeks out there (or maybe you’re out and proud?!), this is not one to miss.

When: Friday, 9 October & Saturday, 10 October, 8pm
Where: Fringe Upstairs, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $180 for non-members or $140 for Fringe Club members available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 31 288 288.

BeertopiaWild West x Beertopia
If you’re a beer lover, get yourself down to Central Harbourfront for a Wild West-themed festival. Hong Kong Markets Organisation is teaming up with Beertopia this time round. Shop for leather creations, tea cocktails and vintage 90s items as well as enjoying the fun games on offer – you might end up winning something, too!

When: Friday, 9 October & Saturday, 10 October
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free, tickets are available here.

Gatsby ZumaThe Pink Gatsby Party
Bring back the beautiful scenes of the roaring 1920s at Zuma’s Gatsby-themed party. Take out those feather boas, fringe dresses, downtown hats and suspenders for a rocking good time, featuring special food platters, champagne and sophisticated cocktails.

When: Saturday, 10 October, 7pm-3am
Where: Zuma, Level 5 & 6, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
How much: Shoot an email to [email protected] or call 3657 6388 for table enquiries.

Hong Kong ClassicHong Kong Classic
Classic car buff? Check out Hong Kong Classic, a vintage festival celebrating the classic car and all things automotive. With entertainment, food, activities and shopping… this two-day outdoor festival is definitely one for all the petrol heads! There’s also a picnic from Invisible Kitchen available for a truly delish experience.

When: Saturday, 10 October, 11am-10pm & Sunday, 11 October, 11am-7pm
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Early bird tickets (before Friday, 9 October), are $80 each, and $100 on the day of the event, available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 31 288 288.

Eddie WineWine & Dine with Eddie McDougall: Sole Mio Celebration
Love wine? Why not join The Flying Winemaker himself (and Sassy’s very own Man of the Month!), Eddie McDougall, for a family-style dinner? For one night only you can indulge in delicious Italian food, all of which is complimented by six top-notch wines of course. Grab those tickets quick and celebrate The Flying Winemaker’s fourth anniversary! We guarantee you’ll learn a lot from the man himself, we certainly did!

When: Wednesday, 14 October, 7pm
Where: Sole Mio, UG/F, 51 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $800 and available here.

Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide

What Are The World’s Entrepreneurs Doing?
In partnership with The Other Hundred, Swire Properties and blueprint, Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide is hosting a gallery exhibition and cocktail party! And we love a good party over here at Sassy HQ! It’ll bring together hundreds of professionals, senior executives and entrepreneurs around town to share their stories from around the world.

When: Thursday, 15 October, 6pm-10pm
Where: ArtisTree, 1/F, Cornwall House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Island East, Hong Kong
How much: Admission is free, and includes complimentary drinks and canapés. Register here.

Punchline MarcusPunchline Comedy
It’s time for some laughs at HK’s much-loved Punchline Comedy, which is back at Tamarind. Comedian Marcus Brigstocke from the UK performs his stand-up routine for the HK audience. He’s a regular at many of the comedy festivals across the UK and is regularly seen across panel shows… catch the funny man in action!

When: Thursday, 15 October at 8pm, Friday, 16 & Saturday, 17 October at 9pm
Where: Tamarind, 2/F, Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Early bird tickets are $290 and general admission tickets are $340, available from www.ticketflap.com.

Secret Island PartySecret Island Party
It’s back for the fifth year running! Hushup Events presents Secret Island Party, which promises to make all your magical dreams come true. The theme this year is Folklore, Fables and Fairytales. This three-day long event features five stages, vendors galore, serious hippy vibes and a guaranteed good time!

When: Friday, 16 October – Sunday, 18 October
Where: Shhh, it’s a secret!
How much: Weekend tickets are $850, Friday only is $250, Saturday only is $550 and Sunday only is $380, available here.

OktoberfestMarco Polo German Bierfest
October is also synonymous with Germany’s famed Oktoberfest. Head to Marco Polo hotel in Kowloon and get stuck in with a pint or three and some sauerkraut against the backdrop of Victoria Harbour. Music from The Notenhoblers, a seven-piece band from Germany will add a festive touch to your evening!

When: Friday, 16 October – Saturday, 7 November
Where: Harbour Deck 6, Level 6, Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $150 and are available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 31 288 288.

The Haywood SistersThe Haywood Sisters
Head to Grappa’s for the debut of The Haywood Sisters. This all-girl harmony group from the UK will sing their hearts out for you, performing hits of sister groups from past to present. Think jazz, swing, motown and pop… go girls!

When: Saturday, 17 October, 8.30pm
Where: Grappa’s Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $228 and available from www.ticketflap.com.

Paul Van DykCream Tours
Ring in the next public holiday with a host of international DJs at Kai Tak! Creamfields is coming to HK, with veteran Paul van Dyk, Cosmic Gate, Christina Novelli and more. If dance music is your thing, this is definitely one to check out, so put those dancing shoes on!

When: Tuesday, 20 October, 9pm-5am
Where: Hall A, 2/F, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, 33 Shing Fung Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $480 and are available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 31 288 288.

DraculaDracula
Check out a live performance of Dracula from theatre group Performance Exchange. The vampire king abandons the sordid castle in Transylvania for a new home in England… this is one creepy story perfect for Halloween!

When: Thursday, 22 October – Saturday, 24 October, 8pm
Where: Fringe Underground, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $120 for Fringe Club members and $150 for non-members, available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 31 288 288

Mrs PoundMrs Pound’s Disco Drag
Halloween’s come round quickly this year and another party to check out is the ‘Disco Drag’ at Mrs. Pound in Sheung Wan.  Go heavy on the make-up, Sassy Girls, and put on a flapper dress to fit in and celebrate the resto’s one year anniversary in style!

When: Saturday, 31 October, 9.30pm-1am
Where: Mrs. Pound, G/F, 6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Early bird tickets are $360 and regular tickets are $400. Both ticket types include two drinks, an ice game shots, make-up artist and participating in the costume contest. Tickets are available from www.ticketflap.com.

Duddell'sDuddell’s Ball
The Oriental Society for the Advancement of Obsolete Sciences invites you to join for a night of experiments and speculation. Yeah, that’s a thing… the secret society celebrates Halloween with a masked ball. Rock up in shades of silver, black and white, and get lost in Duddell’s mad lab while HK celebrates Halloween!

When: Saturday, 31 October, 9pm-2am
Where: Duddell’s, Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Early bird tickets are $180 and regular tickets are $200. Both ticket types include a complimentary welcome drink. Tickets are available from www.ticketflap.com.

Turtle in the HatTurtle In the Hat
Another one for ridiculous Halloween parties! Butcher’s Club’s is hosting a ball like no other with Turtle in the Hat. WILDKATS from Barcelona will be headlining, as well as the awesome 10-piece reggae ska band, The Red Stripes. Magicians, acrobats and plenty of entertainment awaits! There’s a free spit-roast on the roof all night as well as two hours free flow on everything. Enjoy!

When: Saturday, 31 October, 8.30pm-2am
Where: The Butcher’s Club, 17/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much
: Early bird tickets are $900 and regular tickets are $1,000. Tickets are available from www.ticketflap.com.

Celebrity CemeteryCelebrity Cemetery Halloween Party
Get your zombie costume on and make like The Walking Dead. Grappa’s is hosting a celebrity cemetery-themed Halloween bash. Featuring international DJs The Pop Fugitives and prizes for best costume, it’s time to get your scary Britney Spears on (anyone got a snake and fake abs to lend me?). All proceeds go to the Cambodian Children’s Fund.

When: Saturday, 31 October, 8.30pm-1pm
Where: Grappa’s Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Early bird tickets are $550, general admission tickets are $600. Tickets include open bar from 8.30pm to midnight, food and prizes for best dressed, available from www.ticketflap.com.

Hong Kong Cleanup ChallengeHong Kong Cleanup Challenge
It’s super important we look after the environment in HK – the harbour is notoriously polluted and the beaches could use a bit of a clean. Sign up for the Hong Kong Cleanup Challenge and give the organisation a helping hand to clean up the 852. There are three challenges to choose from: City Cleanup Challenge, Country Cleanup Challenge, Coastal Cleanup Challenge and Zero Waste Corporate Challenge. Pick one and hop to it! 

When: Now until Sunday, 1 November
Where: All around Hong Kong!
How much: Free, register here.

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