Another month has come and gone and we’re into October! So, it’s that time once more to grab your diaries and get those dates filled in (pumpkin spice latte in hand, of course). With Halloween on the horizon, make sure to check back for our roundup of frightfully fun events, but, before then, enjoy drinks, quizzes, festivals and more!
Drink at our favourite bars and help raise funds to support children with special needs? Sign us up! Every Wednesday this month Drink For Good is partnering up with some of the hottest bars in the city to donate 5% of every drink purchased to HandsOn Hong Kong.
When: Wednesday, 4 October, Wednesday, 11 October, Wednesday, 18 October, Wednesday, 25 October, 6pm onwards
Where: Various locations across Hong Kong
How much: Drinks prices vary – with 5% of proceeds going towards HandsOn Hong Kong
It’s time to set your competitive spirit free and test your trivia knowledge (all in the name of charity, of course), with Garage Society’s Charity Pub Quiz! A team of four to six people is just $300 (and includes beer!), and proceeds go towards Refugeek to educate refugees in tech and coding skills. What more of an excuse do we need to grab some friends, have a beer or two and get quizzical?
When: Tuesday, 10 October, 7pm to 10pm
Where: Garage Society QRC, 19/F, 299 Queens Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $300 per team – four to six people max. per team (1 litre of beer included) – get your tickets here!
Escape the city bustle and delve into nature with The Garden Gathering, a women-only three-day retreat set in the heart of Cheung Chau. With 40-plus leading teachers and influencers in Wellness, the retreat will feature more than 60 classes, along with nourishing organic meals.
When: Friday, 13 October to Sunday, 15 October
Where: Sai Yuen Farm, DD CC Lot 12, Cheung Chau, Hong Kong
How much: $1,800 – three-day admission / $1,500 – 2-day admission / $1,000 – one-day pass – get your tickets here!
Sassy perk: get a 20% discount on all tickets by clicking here and entering the code “SassyGarden20”
In partnership with RUMI X, GuavaPass and The Vibe Tribe, join The Movement Market, a four-day event full of movement and yoga classes brought to you by Hong Kong’s finest Yogis and fitness instructors. Each day is dog- and kid-friendly, and will also feature pop-ups from the likes of Yarn in the Works, Honestly Green, NOW no waste and more.
When: Saturday, 14 October, Saturday 21 October, Saturday, 28 October and Saturday, 4 November, 10:30am to 3:30pm
Where: MANA! Cafe, 8 Tai On Terrace, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Day ticket and one class: $200 / Day ticket and two classes: $350 – get your tickets here!
You don’t need to hop on a flight to get a taste of Oktoberfest this month! Head to the Marco Polo Hotel in TST for its German Bierfest and enjoy a fun-filled evening of traditional German bites, selections of beers and all-night dancing. Kicking off on Friday, 20 October, the event will run every evening until Saturday, 11 November, so don’t miss it!
When: Friday, 20 October to Saturday, 11 November, 6pm to 11pm
Where: Viewing Platform, Level 6, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, 3 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Hong Kong
How much: Sunday to Thursday: $160 (includes a glass of beer) / Friday & Saturday, 20 and 21 October: $250 (includes a glass of beer and one Marco Polo German Bierfest beer mug) / Friday & Saturday, except 20 and 21 October: $280 (includes a glass of beer and one Marco Polo German Bierfest beer mug) – get your tickets here!
Get ready to wear pink this month and help raise funds for the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation. Now in its twelfth year running, this year’s pink walk will take place at The Peak, following the Peak Circle Walk. Even if you can’t participate in the event itself, you can still donate here.
When: Sunday, 22 October, 8:15am to 1pm
Where: Meet at Peak Road Garden (open space between The Peak Galleria and The Peak Tower), Hong Kong
How much: Enrol here before Sunday, 8 October (minimum donation of $350 required per person)
Don’t hang up your pink threads just yet, as Pink Dot HK 2017 is also happening this month! Taking place at West Kowloon Nursey Park, the free and fun outdoor concert and carnival is organised for and in support of LGBTI. Entrance is free, but make sure to bring some money to purchase food, drinks and merchandise on offer, and dress in pink to show your support.
When: Sunday, 22 October, 1pm to 8pm
Where: West Kowloon Nursery Park, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!
Wine and dine this month on the Central Harbourfront with the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2017! Taste fine wines, bubbles and delicacies from around the world, and meet masters of gastronomy, all while enjoying live music set against the stunning Victoria Harbour skyline.
When: Thursday, 26 October, 7:30am to 11:30pm, Friday, 27 October & Saturday, 28 October, 12pm to 11:30pm & Sunday, 29 October, 12pm to 10pm
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $30 admission per person, plus $100 for Classic Wine Pass Lite (includes five wine tokens) / $200 for Classic Wine Pass (includes eight wine tokens and one Stölzle souvenir wine glass) / $600 Grand Wine Pass (includes 20 wine tokens and one Riedel souvenir wine glass) – find more info here!
This month, eight of Hong Kong’s top chefs are coming together to bring you an eight-course meal to launch #CookForSyria in the 852. Hosted in Beef & Liberty’s California Tower location, throughout the evening enjoy dishes prepared by Nate Green of Rhoda and Peggy Chan of Grassroots Pantry, to name just a few of the talented chefs, along with free-flow drinks, exciting raffle prizes and a live auction.
When: Thursday, 26 October, 7pm to 10pm
Where: Beef & Liberty, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, California Tower, Hong Kong
How much: $1,200 per person for eight-course meal – get your ticket here!
Meet and great local brewers and get the chance to taste some of their latest creations at the Butchers Club Craft Beer Festival this month. Featuring 50 kinds of craft beer, a live Beatles tribute band, beer pong competition and a barbecue by The Butchers Club Burger.
When: Saturday, 28 October, 6pm to 11:30pm
Where: The Butchers Club, 16/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: $500 (includes five food or drink items, additional drinks coupons are available on the night for $400 for five items) – get your tickets here!
It’s time to get spooky with Halloween on the horizon! Get your costumes ready now as there’s already plenty of events to look forward to. With the likes of special brunches, free-flow parties and fancy-dress prizes to be won, get the date in your dairy now and check back with us for more events to come!
When: Saturday, 28 October to Tuesday, 31 October (dates vary depending on event)
Where: Events all over the city
How much: Prices vary