What’s on this month
November is nearly here and the second-last month of the year might be the best yet. With cultural events, music festivals and charity dinners galore, it’s the start of the silly season and there’s no shortage of good causes and good parties to support. Get ready for a busy month!
Straight from London’s West End, this musical show starring the best from the king of pop, Michael Jackson, is sure to entertain! The show features Jackson’s timeless songs and signature dance moves throughout his 45-year musical legacy.
When: From now – Sunday, 13 November
Where: The Parisian Macao, Lote 3, Strip, SAR, P.R. China, Estr. do Istmo, Macau
How much: $180 – $480 MOP/HKD. Tickets available here.
Celebrating everything to do with British culture, the Best of British will feature a food festival, live music, art installations an open air cinema festival, cocktails and of course, high tea. Exciting events will be happening all month long and will be open to the public, so Anglophiles should be sure to check them out!
When: All throughout November!
Where: Various locations in Hong Kong, with the majority in Central and Admiralty including Tamar Park and Chater Gardens
How much: Free! See the all event details here.
The start of the month kicks off with the Melbourne Cup and what better way to celebrate than with great food from Farmer’s Kitchen, music and drinks? Proceeds from the tickets will go to the wonderful charity Angels For Orphans and there are plenty of prizes to be won. Don’t miss the after party at the Crowne Plaza hotel too!
When: Tuesday, 1 November, 10am – 8pm
Where: Hong Kong Football Club, 3 Sports Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
How much: $1,060 per single ticket, $12,240 for a table of 12. Tickets available here!
Pink Season — Rocky Horror Show
Halloween might be over but this open air cinema event gives the spooky holiday its last hurrah with a showing of the Rocky Horror Show! This event is one of many in Pink Season—Asia’s premier LGBTI festival run by Pink Alliance in Hong Kong.
When: Thursday, 3 November, 7 – 10pm
Where: The Butchers Club, 16/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: $200 + $12.75 fee per ticket. Tickets available here.
Read more: Top 6 Events to Celebrate Pink Season in Hong Kong!
Doing Business in China: Now or Never?
Hosted by Garage Academy and featuring Fritz Demopoulos as speaker, this talk will explore how to approach the Chinese market for businesses and entrepreneurs alike in the coming years.
When: Thursday, 3 November, 7 – 9pm
Where: Garage Society QRC, 19/F, 299 Queens Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free to attend – register here.
Hong Kong’s most beloved beer festival is building up the excitement by giving everyone a special preview with two pre-events at Ovolo Southside! Both will showcase a selection of the breweries that will be present Beertopia. Southern Brew will include an open-beer-bar, beer-inspired snacks, a DJ and awesome prizes, and the Young Master’s breweries 3rd Anniversary After Party will celebrate this fab HK brewery with cocktails and canapés.
When: Friday, 4 November, 7pm-9pm; Saturday, 12 November, 6pm ’til late
Where: ABOVE, Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: $199 per person, tickets available here; free entry with $40 Young Master Ale all night.
Corona’s iconic Sunset Festivals are hitting Hong Kong and transforming the area around the Hong Kong Observation Wheel into a sandy beach festival! Expect live music, performances, local arts and crafts, sunset rituals, gold tattoo and body-stands, and of course, lots of snacks, cocktails, and beer! Sounds like a party you don’t want to miss.
When: Sunday, 6 November, 1 – 10pm
Where: The Hong Kong Observation Wheel, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are free – click here for all the deets.
Part of the Hong Kong Literary Festival, this show see ordinary people telling extraordinary stories. These true tales of life in our city will make you laugh, cry and everything in between.
When: Tuesday, 8 November, 8 – 10pm
Where: Hong Kong Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $150 per person. Tickets available here.
A collaboration between the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation and BloomMe (the popular spa booking app), the The Perfect Girls’ Night In will consist of poolside champagne, nibbles, hair and make-up tips. Top it all off with soothing spa treatments for a night of bliss and indulgence, and all towards a great cause! There are only 150 spots, so make sure you book now.
When: Wednesday, 9 November, 7 – 11pm
Where: Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets are $1,000 per person, with all proceeds going towards CNCF projects.
Read more: Sassy Supports – Christina Nobel Children’s Foundation
Celebrate Hong Kong’s growing art scene with the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association. With over 100 exhibitions and events ranging from art tours to installations, there’s something for everyone. All events are free except the Gallery Walk, which is an interactive look at spaces from Central to Sai Ying Pun, complete with food, drink and music. All proceeds go to charity, so it’s the perfect excuse to check out some of the best galleries in the city.
When: From now – Wednesday, 9 November; the Gallery Walk is on Thursday, 3 November
Where: Various locations around Hong Kong
How much: Free to attend most events. The Gallery Walk is $390 for General Admission – tickets available here. See all event details here.
You’re invited to an evening with the inspiring, world renowned primatologist Jane Goodall — no doubt it will be an enlightening night! Not only will Jane be spreading her own message of hope, but you’ll learn more about what you can do to implement positive environmental change .
When: Thursday, 10 November, 7pm
Where: Island Ballroom, Island Shangri-La Hotel, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: $2,250 for individual, $22,500 for a table of 10. Tickets available here.
Rendezvous With Yourself Soft Launch Party
To celebrate the newly founded adventurous retreat company, RWY is throwing a soft launch party with wine, nibbles and lots of fun to be had. Head down to find out the benefits of their Freediving or Paragliding Life Coaching Retreats and be sure to enter the lucky draw! 3 winners will get a taste of a mini retreat in HK, with a total prize value of more than $10,000!
When: Thursday, 10 November, 7.30 – 9.30pm
Where: PLATFORM Event space, 1/F, 120 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: Free! Just be sure to RSVP here, or email Carol at email@example.com for more info
This sing-along show offers a new take on this exciting new musical, Hamilton — and offers prizes and even the opportunity to sing on stage should you so wish!
When: Thursday, 10 November, 7 – 10pm
Where: Orange Peel, 2/F, 38 – 44 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free to reserve with $50 cover at the door.
The 8th Annual Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous
This three-day convention sees a number of inspiring local and international speakers, workshops and panels discussing all aspects of recovery from alcoholism. Find out more about the 12-step program, a powerful tool that has helped thousands of people all over the world who have a problem with alcohol.
When: Friday, 11 – 13 November, 12.30 – 2.30pm
Where: The Marinas’ Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Register here. More info available here.
Who doesn’t love fun for a good cause? Initiated by the Child Welfare Scheme, this day boasts an impressive lineup of bands for you to party with on the beach, along with plenty of food and games to enjoy.
When: Saturday, 12 November
Where: Tai Wan To Beach, Lamma Island
How much: Free to attend!
Beertopia is back and better than ever, offering a huge fun-filled festival of food, live bands, DJs, games, and of course, plenty of beer! They’ve outdone themselves this year with a selection of 119 breweries from all around the world, with over 65 local beers brewed here in Hong Kong!
When: Friday, 18 November – Saturday, 19 November
Where: Central Harbourfront, Central, Hong Kong.
How much: Tickets range from $235 to $445 and are available here.
Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival
Back for its 17th year, the HKJFF will be screening 25 world class films, many of them Asian premieres. The theme of this year’s festival is “Remember” — sure to provoke many reflections through the different perspectives of each film.
When: Saturday, 19 November – Sunday, 27 November
Where: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: $380 per person for an Opening Night ticket, $90 for tickets to each film. Tickets available here!
Legendary DJ Armin Van Buuren is gracing the stage in Macau, promising spectacular trance sets, lasers and special live performances. If you’re a fan, make sure you snap up tickets soon… it’s only a ferry ride away!
When: Saturday, 19 November, 9.30pm
Where: The Venetian Macao, Cotai Arena
How much: Standing $900, Seated $280. Tickets available here.
It’s back for another year! Hong Kong’s biggest arts and music festival, Clockenflap, bring international acts from Asia and around the world to our city. This year it’s move to Central Harbourfront, but expect the same stellar line up of music, tons of creative installations and artworks, tasty bites to eat and an amazing atmosphere. A must on the Hong Kong social calendar!
When: Friday, 25 November – Sunday, 27 November
Where: Central Harbourfront
How much: General admission starts from $910 depending on the day, or you can opt for a three day ticket. Tickets available here.
Read more: Festival Fashion: What to Wear to HK’s Upcoming Music Festivals
Annual Christmas Carol Concert Appeal
In its sixth year, the Annual Christmas Carol Concert Appeal raises money for SoCO (Society for Community Organisation) which supports the poorest in HK, many of whom are “cage dwellers”. Come out to attend this concert and support the SoCO’s work, you’ll get to enjoy free-flowing food and wine while you’re at it! This is what the holiday spirit is all about.
When: Thursday, 1 December, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Where: Helena May, 35 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $600 per ticket – buy them here.
SOX APPEAL – Mismatched Feet A La Funky Beats!
What better way to spend your Saturday night, then dancing it away, while raising money for an amazing cause!? Get down to Sox Appeal and party on down for Downs Syndrome. All money raised will be going towards health and nutrition programmes for Love 21 Foundation, a charity supporting the Down syndrome and autistic community in Hong Kong. Make sure to wear mismatched socks to show your support!
When: Saturday, 3rd December, 7-11pm
Where: Dream Like Bubbles, 7/F no 36 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town
How much: $150 (Early bird, before 10th November) / $200 (Standard) / $250 (At the Door) – Ticket price includes one drink and a lucky draw ticket!
The Hong Kong Pantomime has been around for over 50 years and this year they’re offering a new take on the panto tradition with an extravaganza of sensational new show, packed with jokes and star performances from their all-singing, all-dancing cast! What’s more, shout-out to our Sassy Partnerships Executive, Kate, who is also part of the show! Don’t forget to enter out giveaway for the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show too!
When: Dates run from Sunday, 11 December – Sunday, 18 December, but tickets are on sale now!
Where: Kellett Theatre, Kellett School, Kowloon Bay
How much: Tickets begin at $210 – bag yours here.