What’s on this month
We’re snowballing into the spooky season and unravelling an awesome lineup of cool and cultural events happening in October! From Halloween do’s to funky festivals, art shows and opportunities to show your support towards some amazing charities… Dare we say it? The holiday season is upon us, girls!
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we can’t stress to you enough how important early detection is! We’re urging all Sassy readers, Sassy Mamas, grandmothers, aunts and daughters to get checked – and remember, there’s always support available to you and those affected by breast cancer. The Hong Kong Cancer Fund provides free professional support services such as: hotlines, individual/family counselling, consultations and workshops, support groups as well as a hospital outreach programme, pink recovery packs, wig loans, free hairstyling and headscarves, and DIY hair dye classes.
When: Saturday, 1 October – Monday, 31 October
Where: Various locations in Hong Kong
How much: As a community let’s do our best to raise awareness and offer our support! Click here for more info.
We’re waving our rainbow flags this month as Pink Season kicks off with heaps of cool events! From arts and culture to sports and adventure, Asia’s largest LGBTI festival is celebrating openness, acceptance and love.
When: Friday, 30 September – Saturday, 5 November
Where: All over Hong Kong!
How much: Check out the full line-up of events here!
Boasting one of the best harbour views in Hong Kong, celebrate National Day at Seafood Room with bubbles, a bang, stellar sights and great food!
When: Saturday, 1 October, 8-11pm
Where: Seafood Room
How much: $385 (including a glass of wine!). Pre-buy your ticket here.
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Sadly, junk season is coming to an end, girls, but we’re going all out for one last splash! Take to the seas in an epic Sunday laden with live music, free-flowing booze, all-you-can-eat Mexican munch and of course… floats shaped like unicorns and lemon wedges, naturally.
When: Sunday, 2 October, 10-6pm
Where: Central Ferry Pier 10, Hong Kong
How much: $650 inclusive of buffet lunch and free-flow booze! Grab tickets here!
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Move over kiddos, we’ll race you to the front row to catch The Lion King at this open-air event! From magic shows to sack races, to handicrafts and great nibbles, we’re re-living our childhoods all in aid of the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation!
When: Saturday, 1 October, 1-7pm
Where: The Podium at Cyberport, Level 4, Cyberport 2 100 Cyberport Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
How much: $500 for a Family Ticket (2 children + 2 adults) – grab your ticket here! All proceeds will go towards CNCF projects and supporting children in their care.
Grab a Peroni and get yourself cosy amongst the city’s skyline as 80s cult classic, Labyrinth, rolls out on screen.
When: Sunday, 2 October, 7-10pm
Where: Shore, 139, Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $200 and free Peroni with any food order! Buy your ticket here!
Loved live singer, Daphne Tse, is making a special appearance at a series of fun and quirky yoga events this month! From a Silent Disco Yoga to downward dog on the beach, don’t miss this live addition to your daily zen routine!
When: Wednesday, 6 October, 7-8.15pm & Friday, 9 October, 5.30pm-7pm
Where: Sun Yat-sen Memorial Park, 16 Eastern Street North, Hong Kong Island
How much: $200 – book online here for the disco and here for the beach!
Music lovers, rejoice! Honkers is killing it with yet another party that’s set to rival raves to come. One of Asia’s most renowned dance festivals, ZoukOut is collaborating with the Formula E, Hong Kong ePrix to bring you some epic live performances from Hip Hop and R&B artists Ne-Yo, Nelly and DJ Nicky Romero.
When: Friday, 7 October, 5.30-10.30pm
Where: Emotion Club, Hong Kong FIA Formula E Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Grab your early bird ticket for $1,380 here. General Admission from $1,780
Motorsport is making it’s way to Hong Kong! Fast cars and their superstars will be taking over the Central Harbourfront for two days of exhilarating races plus plenty of awesome parties and celebrations!
When: Saturday, 8 October – Sunday, 9 October,
Where: Hong Kong Central Harbourfront Event Space, Central, Hong Kong
How much: From $300 – buy your eVillage ticket here.
Time to dig out those hair rollers – Dirty Boogie Rockabilly Festival is returning to the Fringe Club! With local and international music taking centre stage, get down to great tunes and take advantage of cool, fifties-themed booths that are sure to get you in the swing of it all!
When: Sunday, 9 October, 7pm-12am
Where: Hong Kong Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $280 including one drink. Buy tickets here!
Hong Kong’s largest tattoo convention is bringing together some of the best and boldest artists from around the world in one huge showcase sure to give you some serious ink envy!
When: Friday, 14 October – Sunday, 16 October
Where: Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, 33 Shing Fung Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $180 for a one day pass, or $350 for all three days. Buy your pass here!
Cake, sake and cigarettes – we’re given a harrowing insight into the final meals of death row inmates in the exclusive screening of ‘The Last Supper: The Life of The Death Row Chef‘.
When: Friday, 14 October, 7.30-10.30pm
Where: TC2 Café & Workshop, G/F, 23 Cedar Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $160 (including a buffet dinner and post-film discussion) – grab your ticket here! Can’t make it? Make a $100 donation here!
Browse a blend of cultural origins and Asian influences as talented artists exhibit ‘Confluence & Influence’, intriguing, high quality paintings with proceeds that will go directly towards supporting the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation!
When: Thursday, 20 October – Sunday, 23 October, 10-9pm
Where: Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, 7A Kennedy Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry. Part of the proceeds made from the exhibition will be going towards the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation!
If you’ve noticed Hong Kong is looking a bit pinker than usual, it’s because October is international Breast Cancer Awareness month! Grab your girls and gather to support the Pink Ribbon Story Foundation in a night fuelled with cocktails, massages, mini spa treatments, shopping and goodie bags worth over $1,000!
When: Thursday, 20 October, 6-9pm
Where: Mahalo Tiki Lounge, 29/F, QRE Plaza, Queens Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Grab your tickets (inclusive of one free drink) online here for $90 here, or for $120 on the door.
We’ve seen so many cool panoramas and long shots of Hong Kong circulating the internet recently, but ever wondered what our city looks like from above? Check out HK’s first aerial photo exhibition, Urban Air, a series of incredible and drastic shots taken by a drone!
When: Friday, 21 October, 6.30-9.30pm
Where: The Hive Studios, 8/F of the Cheung Hing Industrial Building, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
How much: $50 including a glass of bubbles – snap up your ticket here!
Dine & Design is back at PMQ with even more opportunity to shop some of Hong Kong’s coolest brands and tastiest morsels! With over 30 home-grown vendors, grab your purses – it’s time to get a serious head start on all of that holiday shopping!
When: Saturday, 22 October- Sunday, 23 October, 11-8pm
Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry! Don’t forget your purse!
For the sixth year running, TEDxWanChai is bringing together thinkers, acclaimed artist, environmentalists and entrepreneurs alike in yet another thought-provoking discussion. Hear from local, regional and global speakers in a hand-picked panel set to inspire, inform and provoke.
When: Saturday, 29 October, 10-6pm
Where: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre, 1 Gloucester Rod, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: From $325. For more info and ticket prices click here.
Psst… Secret Theatre Project is back! And after last year’s incredible performance, we can’t wait to book ourselves in for another mind-blowing and mysterious agenda. So, if you’re on the hunt for the best of Hong Kong’s cultural quirks, make sure to grab your tickets early as they’re already selling out for months ahead of time!
When: Saturday, 29 October – Thursday, 15 December
Where: Shhh! It’s a secret…
How much: From $840. Grab your ticket here quickly before they all sell out!
Combining Brothers Grimm fairytales with free-flowing booze and great bites, The Butcher’s Club’s Southside Market is setting the bench mark for the spooky season!
When: Sunday, 30 October, 12-4pm
Where: The Butchers Club, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: $450, including free-flowing wine, beer, soft drinks and food. Grab your tickets here!
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Grab your pooch and don your spookiest, matching outfit (#couplegoals) and join other proud pup-owners in a Halloween-themed hike! Choose from a family-friendly 4km Waggy Walk, or take it up a notch at the 8km Tails on Trails, with tons of prizes, goodie bags, pies and drinks for all. Tire out your furry friends and raise funds for Kirsten’s Zoo!
When: Sunday, 30 October, 1.30-3.30pm
Where: Aberdeen Country Park, Hong Kong
How much: $350 which includes your entrance t-shirt and donation! Click here to grab yours!
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The concept is simple, good eats for a good cause! Choose from the finest restaurants and book yourself a spot at this premiere charity dining event. Funds this year will be in aid of Mother’s Choice, a local charity close to our hearts which provides support for the many children without families and pregnant teenagers in Hong Kong. Tickets will be selling out quickly, so make sure to clear your schedules for the beginning of November!
When: Saturday, 5 November, 7.30pm onwards
Where: All over town
How much: Seat prices range from $750 to $1500, and tables seat between 10 to 12 diners. Read more about Chi Fan for Charity here!
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