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9 Unmissable Events For International Women’s Day

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Manolo Valdés Solo Exhibition

In support of this year’s International Women’s Day, Opera Gallery has teamed up with Manolo Valdés to host the Spanish artist’s solo exhibition. You’ll find traces of Valdés’ manifestation of female empowerment in various art forms. Guests can look forward to a showcase of the strength, intelligence and beauty of all women. We promise this female-focused exhibition will leave you both visually captivated and intellectually stimulated!

When: Sunday, 1 March to Tuesday, 31 March – Mondays to Saturdays, 10am to 7pm; Sundays and public holidays, 12pm to 6pm
Where: Opera Gallery, W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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JIA Presents International Women's Day

Join JIA Group as it marks the occasion with fantastic guest speakers and Lillet-themed cocktails, curated by some of Hong Kong’s most acclaimed mixologists. All proceeds will be donated to Teen’s Key, a local NGO supporting female sex workers and teenage girls through education. Make sure to stick around for the raffle at the end of the night! Prizes include a luxury travel package, courtesy of Heavens Portfolio. Head here for all the details.

When: Wednesday, 4 March, 6:30pm to 11pm
Where: LOUISE, The Parlour, 35 PMQ Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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"Cook for a Good Cause" Charity Dinner at TATE Dining Room

Join TATE Dining Room for a one-night-only exclusive dining experience this International Women’s Day. Seven inspiring female entrepreneurs will join chef-owner Vicky Lau in designing and creating an eight-course tasting menu, featuring culinary delights ranging from crispy taro spring rolls to prawn puff pastry egg tarts. All proceeds from the night will be donated to BEYOND Foundation, a local organisation dedicated to supporting children with special needs. Click here to find out more!

When: Thursday, 5 March, 6pm to 11pm
Where: TATE Dining Room & Bar, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $1,780 per person, plus an additional $480 for cocktail pairing – call 2555 2172 or head here to book your space today

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Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Back for its fifth edition in support of International Women’s Day, this Wikipedia Edit-a-thon aims to improve the representation of women. The workshop is dedicated to discussing, creating and improving Wikipedia articles about female artists and practitioners. Previous participants have already added to, or improved, 99 articles. So, sign up this year and help them get past the 100 mark! You can join this event in person at Asia Art Archive (remember to bring your own laptop) or online. For more info, head here!

When: Saturday, 7 March, 2pm to 6pm
Where: A Space, Asia Art Archive, 11/F Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free (including snacks and beverages) – register here

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International Women’s Day Fest at Fivelements Habitat

From earth advocacy to wellness practices, join the team at Fivelements Habitat as they collaborate with some of the city’s leading women to share feminine empowerment stories and more. As a pass holder, you’ll enjoy access to all sharing sessions (don’t forget to register for them though!). If you’re looking to grab a bite or get a massage, you can also pre-order a Sakti Elixir plant-based set menu and Wellness Sanctuary treatment at a special discount. Even better, part of the proceeds will be donated to the HER fund, a community women’s fund created to mobilise resources for women’s empowerment and support gender equality. Head here for more info.

When: Sunday, 8 March, 7am to 8:30pm
Where: Fivelements Habitats, Unit 13A, 13/F, Tower 1, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $688 per person, get your tickets here!

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International Women's Day Workout with Kristen Handford

Sweat it out at this free workout sesh with fitness coach and personal trainer Kristen Handford. Known for her personalised training programmes, Kristen’s training focuses not only on developing strong physical abilities, but also forming healthy habits along the way. From workout newbies to trained veterans, this session is suitable for all levels. Equipment will not be provided, so remember to bring your yoga mat, a towel and some water! For more info, head here.

When: Friday, 8 March, 9am to 10am (please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early)
Where: Central Park Lawn, Siena One, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free – remember to register here!

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International Women's Day At Uma Nota

From challenging stereotypes to broadening perceptions, head down to Uma Nota to hear the success stories of six inspiring female speakers. On top of the sharing session, guests will also have the opportunity to network and mingle, accompanied by canapés and drinks of course! Plus, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to FeedingHK, a global movement dedicated to creating and strengthening food banks around the world. Head here for all the details.

When: Sunday, 8 March, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Where: Uma Nota, 38 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $250 per person – book here!

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Celebrating African Women in Hong Kong

Celebrate Hong Kong’s female African entrepreneurs this March! Local organisation Africa Center Hong Kong aims to foster valuable interactions between African and non-African communities through its various programmes. From networking sessions to performances, this event sees female African entrepreneurs from a range of different career backgrounds sharing their stories and experiences. Head here to learn more about the event.

When: Sunday, 8 March, 6pm to 9:30pm
Where: Africa Center Hong Kong, 12/F, Vincent Commercial Centre, 21 Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: Free – make sure to register here!

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Women's Five Run

The Women’s Five is back with another race, so it’s time to get sweaty! Though not dedicated to International Women’s Day per se, we love its celebration of female strength and support. With two run options (5km or 10km), there’s definitely something for everyone, no matter your fitness level. And as an added bonus, part of the proceeds from the race will be donated to Rainlily, one of the city’s most notable anti-sexual violence organisations.

If you’re looking for additional guidance (and that extra push!), don’t forget to check out its fitness programme. Specifically designed to prepare you for the race, the five-week programme includes run meetups, HIIT classes, yoga sessions and more. Teams of two are also welcome, so why not make it a team effort and enlist your closest girlfriend?

When: Saturday, 4 April, from 9am
Where: Aberdeen Country Park, Aberdeen Reservoir Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: $390 for 5km run, plus an additional $410 for Fitness Programme; $420 for 10km run, plus an additional $460 for Fitness Programme – sign up here!

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