Movember is back! Here are the best men’s health awareness (and moustache-related) events in town.
Men’s Health is not something we talk about enough. You’ve likely heard of Movember, but many people are still unaware of the whole story behind The Movember Foundation. It does incredible work that addresses some of the biggest health issues faced by men. The Movember Foundation is the only charity which tackles men’s health on a global scale, year round, taking on issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. It aims to change the face of men’s health, to encourage everyone to talk about the important stuff and to have a good time while they’re at it. This worldwide movement encourages men to get sponsored to grow a Moustache throughout November, and not only is it for a great cause, but the results are often hilarious (sorry, boys!) and it makes for some great fun. It’s a fantastic way to raise money and awareness, as the influx of facial hair in offices and bars kickstarts some much-needed discussions about men’s health. Raising awareness is a huge part of tackling issues such as prostate cancer, where many men go undiagnosed, refusing to visit a doctor to discuss their symptoms. Movember may be iconised by the moustache, but this foundation has so much more to it then just facial hair!
Now in its fifth official year in Hong Kong, our local Movember campaign focuses on raising funds and awareness for Men’s Health in Hong Kong, and the funds raised here stay here, which means the campaign serves to make a real difference in the local community.
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Beef & Liberty
Let’s Get Quizzical: The Movember Edition 2018
Expect quiz banter, hamburgers, snacks and happy hour all night (with beer sponsored by The Brooklyn Brewery). There are amazing prizes by Selvedge Grooming, Deliveroo and The Brooklyn Brewery up for grabs, and a chance to win 30,000 Asia Miles! You’ll also be able to get Deliveroo goodie bags and official Mo’ merch, with all proceeds going to the Movember Foundation. For more details and rules, check out the Facebook event.
When: Tuesday, 13 November, 7pm onwards
How much: $100 entry per person (paid at the door); bookings are first-come-first-served, email email@example.com with the subject “Movember Quiz” and your team name, number of team members & phone number
Beef & Liberty Presents: The Official End of Mo’ Party
Celebrate the end of Movember with a night full of fun and funds at Beef & Liberty! Head to Lan Kwai Fong for moustache-themed food and free-flow booze, including snacks, sliders, house red and white wine, and Brooklyn Brewery beer. There’s also goodie bags from Selvedge Grooming, shave-offs by Selvedge Barbers and big raffle prizes up for grabs. All proceeds will be donated to The Movember Foundation. Check out the Facebook event and grab your ticket as soon as possible!
When: Wednesday, 28 November, 7pm onwards
How much: Early Bird $288 (+booking fee), On-the-door $350 – get your ticket here.
Beef & Liberty, 3/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 2450 5778, www.beef-liberty.com/hk
Jameson x Seven Brews Hitchhiker
Jameson x Seven Brews Hitchhiker Movember Challenge(s)
What is a Jameson x Seven Brews Hitchhiker? A pint of fresh Seven Brews with a shot of Jameson Whiskey. You can actually hang the cup/shot to your glass – that’s why it’s called a hitchhiker! For each set of Jameson x Seven Brews Hitchhiker sold, a $5 donation will be made to the Movember cause. The challenge will take place at six different locations throughout the month – you can find a full list of events check here.
- Wednesday, 31 October at Rula Bula, 58-62 D’Aguilar Street, Central, www.rulabula.com.hk
- Thursday, 1 November at Stockton, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, www.stockton.com.hk
- Thursday, 1 November at Aberdeen Street Social, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, www.aberdeenstreetsocial.hk
- Thursday, 1 November at Employee’s Only, 19 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, www.employeesonlyhk.com
- Thursday, 1 November at Behind Bar, Prison Yard, Block E, Tai Kwun 10 Hollywood Road Central, www.facebook.com/behindbars.hk
- Thursday, 1 November to Friday, 30 November at Le Boudoir, Basement, 65 Wyndham St, Central, french-creations.com/boudoir
Jameson x Seven Brews Hitchhiker Shave Off Party
Seven Brews is kicking off its month-long fundraiser with a Shave-Off party at Rula Bula. Head to Central for a night full of music, a shave-off station (supported by Paragon Studio), games, gifts, and plenty of Jameson x Seven Brews Hitchhikers. There will be a $5 donation going towards the Movember cause for each set sold!
When: Thursday, 1 November, 6pm onwards
Where: Rula Bula, 58 – 62 D’Aguilar Street, Central
Weekly Complimentary Mo’ Trims
If you’re registered with Movember, you can get a weekly Mo’ trim on the house by one of Selvedge Barbers’ “Mobassadors”. Make an appointment by calling or choosing “Mo’ Trim” as a service on its online booking system here. If you are not registered, the trim will be $200 with proceeds going towards the Movember Foundation. Register by calling, emailing or filling out the form here.
When: Friday, 2 November – Friday, 30 November, 10am – 7pm
The Best Mo’ Competition
Track your Mo’ progress on Instagram and win big! The best moustaches have the chance to win a stay-cation at the award-winning Ovolo, a gastronomic experience at Arcane, or a haircut with Hamish Glianos (Hair Director for Australian Idol, and MTV awards) at Selvedge Barbers. Winners will be announced in December – enter by tagging @Movember, @SelvedgeBarbers with #MovemberHK and #SelvedgeMo2018 on Insta.
When: Friday, 2 November – Friday, 30 November, 10am – 7pm
Contact: 2577 3080, firstname.lastname@example.org
Selvedge Barbers, 36 Pottinger Street, Central, 2577 3080, www.selvedgebarbers.com
Drink for a cause!
Don’t forget to check out exclusive cocktails created for Movember and offered throughout this month – you can head to any of these restaurants and bars, knowing a donation will be made towards the Movember Foundation for every cocktail ordered!
has created the Movember Cocktail ($110), mixed with 12-year-old Chivas Regal; Angioletto, a hazelnut liqueur, with a drizzle of honey and cream. Order a cocktail and pair it with one of the tender, juicy dishes MEATS is known for. For each Movember Cocktail purchased, MEATS will donate $10.
MEATS, G/F, 28 – 30, Staunton Street, Soho, Central, 2711 1812, www.piratameats.hk
Frank’s Library and Mrs. Pound
On top of Movember, it’s Old Fashioned Week this month, so you can grab the father of all cocktails at Frank’s Library and Mrs. Pound (it’s available all month long). For every purchase of this iconic drink, $5 will be donated to the Movember Foundation!
Frank’s Library, 18 Ice House Street, Central, 2116 8949, www.facebook.com/frankslibrary
Mrs. Pound, 6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, 3426 3949, mingfathouse.com/restaurants/mrs-pound
Featured Image courtesy of Getty, Image #1 courtesy of Beef & Liberty, Image #2 courtesy of Aberdeen Street Social, Image #3 courtesy of Selvedge Barbers via Instagram, Image #4 courtesy of Sinclair Communications