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Soda Plains at Terrible Baby

Join Terrible Baby in welcoming Soda Plains all the way from Berlin. Originally from Hong Kong via the West Midlands in the UK, the dance/electronic club producer and DJ will be supported by fellow electronic artist Alexmalism. Grab a drink and look forward to a night of chilled laid-back beats.

When: Thursday, 9 January, 9:30pm to 12am
Where: Terrible Baby, 4/F, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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"#ddCityMania” Guided Tour

Rediscover the hustle and bustle of Causeway Bay with Design District Hong Kong’s “#ddCityMania” Guided Tour. A celebration of authentic culture and creativity, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn a little more about the city we call home. Make sure to reserve your spot here.

When: Saturday, 11 January, 10am to 12:30pm; Sunday, 12 January, 10am to 12:30pm; Sunday, 19 January, 11am to 1:30pm; Tuesday, 28 January, 11am to 1:30pm
Where: Meet at Clock Tower, Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong  (Saturday, 11 January and Sunday, 12 January); Meet at Water Fountain Plaza, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (Sunday, 19 January and Tuesday, 28 January)
How much: Free entry – sign up here

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Free Community Concert by Viva! Pipers

Start 2020 on the right note with this free concert by local wind quintet Viva! Pipers, set against the backdrop of the historic Tai Kwun. Part of the Beare’s Premiere Music Festival, this is a must for music-lovers.

Sassy Tip: Are you a fan of a brass band? Don’t miss the Community Concert by Fiesta Brass on Friday, 10 January, 6:30pm to 7:30pm (same location).

When: Sunday, 12 January, 2pm to 3pm
Where: Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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S.H.E - Sports, Health, Empowerment: Skate Teen Queens

Looking for a worthy cause to donate your time to this year? Enter the S.H.E – Sports, Health, Empowerment project, designed to promote female empowerment in sport. In this exciting mentorship programme, S.H.E will work to connect teens with young adults through the medium of sport. All sessions will begin with a fun sporting activity, followed by an interactive workshop on a relevant topic. In this first edition, get your skates on for a round of roller derby, before going deep into a group discussion on the topic of “acceptance”. While prior sporting experience is not a requirement, do remember that your role will be to offer support and guidance to teen girls at this key stage in their lives. Head here to register.

When: Sunday, 12 January, 11am to 1pm
Where: Victoria Park Skating Rink (close to the swimming pool), 1 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free to join – spaces are limited so registration is a must!

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Flower Markets

Make like the locals and usher in the Lunar New Year with a visit to the flower markets. Taking place in Victoria Park (Causeway Bay) and Fa Hui Park (Sham Shui Po), expect a dazzling riot of colour, along with some obligatory local snacks.

When: Sunday, 19 January to Saturday, 25 January, various times (head here for full details)
Where: Victoria Park, 1 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong or Fa Hui Park, 101 Boundary Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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HK Techneeks: An Introduction To Design Thinking

Embrace a new way of thinking about the world around you this New Year with Design Thinking – a creative problem-solving process which promises to hold the key to innovation. In this evening seminar, Ada Sin and Mark Swinkels from MAKE Studios will guide you through an introduction to the Design Thinking method, complete with a Q&A session, plus networking! Entry is free but make sure you RSVP now to avoid standing room only.

When: Wednesday, 22 January, 6:30pm to 9pm
Where: Garage Academy, 4/F, Beverly House, 93 – 107 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – RSVP here

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