What’s on this weekend…
We’re getting excited for the long weekend and gearing up for three days of fireworks, tattoos, Pink Season and wine! If you’re not going away, take advantage of the extra days off, and be sure to make a little time for a well-deserved Netflix binge…
Showcasing top tattoo artists from Southeast Asia and worldwide, check out the Hong Kong China International Tattoo Convention this weekend. Come see your favourites (or discover new talents on the scene) as the artists gather to compete for awards and prizes.
When: Friday, 29 September & Saturday, 30 September, 10am to 10pm, & Sunday, 1 October, 12pm to 10pm
Where: Hall A, 2/F, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, 33 Shing Fung Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: One-day pass: $188 / three-day pass: $358 – get your tickets here!
For only $100 dive into the world of wines, with a roster of eight wines from around the world that have been lovingly selected by The Flying Winemaker Team. Plus, if any of the wines take your fancy, they will be available for purchase at the end of the evening.
When: Friday, 29 September, 6pm to 10pm
Where: The Flying Winemaker, 604-605, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $100 – get your tickets here!
Swing into the weekend with a soulful jazz performance by Christin Bradford at Tiffany’s New York Bar. Enjoy a range of expertly made gin drinks and cocktails, accompanied by a delicious snack platter. Just sit back, relax, and appreciate the music.
When: Saturday, 30 September, 9pm to 12am
Where: Tiffany’s New York Bar, G/F, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $298 per person (includes a cocktail and snack platter) – get your ticket here!
With a public holiday on Monday, enjoy an evening to remember at aqua. Get the best seats in the city to watch the fireworks, and toast with a section of drinks, including Veuve Clicquot champagne, house spirits and wine, beer and soft drinks. If you’d rather dinner and drinks, aqua is also offering a special Japanese and Italian six-course affair for the evening, priced at $1,288 per person, or $ 1,976 per person to include wine paring.
When: Sunday, 1 October, 8pm to 11pm
Where: aqua, 29/F 30/F, One Peking Road, TST, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $420 per person (includes two drinks) – get your tickets here!
Continuing the traditional annual Mid-Autumn celebrations, the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Festival will take place over three days next week. The commemorative performance will wind its way through the streets of Tai Hang, and will feature a 67-metre Fire Dragon, with more than 300 performers, 70,000 incense sticks, and lots of firecrackers!
When: Tuesday, 3 October, Wednesday, 4 October and Thursday, 5 October, at 8:15am
Where: Tai Hang, Hong Kong
How much: Free!
Going to see the hit musical on stage? Refresh your memory and enjoy an alfresco evening at The Butchers Club in Wong Chuk Hang with this cult classic flick. Enjoy the film and stick around for a meal at the restaurant downstairs? Sounds like a plan to us!
When: Thursday, 5 October, 7pm to 9pm
Where: The Butchers Club, 16/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: $300 – get your tickets here!
It’s that time of year again! Asia’s biggest LGBT festival is coming to Hong Kong. Beginning on Saturday, 30 September and lasting through until Saturday, 4 November, the festival will feature 28 events ranging from art, to education to sports to family – so there will be something for everyone who wants to support the LGBT community. The idea sprung from the notion of celebrating acceptance, inclusion and awareness, so go out and #youdoyou while enjoying the festivities!
When: Begins Saturday, 30 September, through until Saturday, 4 November
Where: Various locations around Hong Kong, click here to see the full guide
How much: Many events are free, but prices vary