Kick off the month with an all-out 80s-inspired vegan block party! Head over to Sai Ying Pun and get ready for a night of plant-based food and free flow booze, with a live DJ playing 80s tunes. Dishes on offer are set to include a vegan smoked bacon and spiced sausage hot dog with corn chips, fried shallots and special sauce, along with vegan mac ‘n’ cheese, soft-serve ice cream, dumplings and more.
When: Saturday, 2 November, 7pm to 11pm
Where: Tuckshop by Social Club, Shop 4-7, No.158A Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: $150 – includes entry and free-flow beer and wine. Get your tickets here!
If you’re a lover of ballet, don’t miss this classic production of Swan Lake, which is hitting Hong Kong this month. Expect glittering sets and costumes by celebrated British designer Peter Farmer, while Hong Kong Sinfonietta perform Tchaikovsky’s iconic masterpiece score in this iconic tale of good versus evil.
When: Saturday, 2 and Sunday, 3 November, 2:30pm to 5pm and 7:30pm to 10pm
Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $180, $320, $480, $680 or $1,000. Get your tickets here!
A collaboration between Earth.Org and Conscious Cinema, “A Plastic Ocean” is showing at MakerHive, Kennedy Town this month. Described by Sir David Attenborough as “one of the most important films of our time”, the award-winning documentary brings the issue of plastic pollution and the fragile state of our oceans to the forefront.
When: Tuesday, 5 November, 7pm to 9pm
Where: MakerHive, 10/F, Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 12P Smithfield, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
How much: Free for Hive members, $50 for non-members – includes one drink and light bites. Sign up here!
Get in the festive spirit with Make and Do Hong Kong’s Christmas Bauble Workshop! This class will include tuition and materials needed to master a faux calligraphy technique. Perfect for writing on Christmas baubles and for creating personalised festive gifts.
When: Wednesday, 6 November, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: Make and Do Hong Kong, 906, Paramount Building, 12 Ka Yip Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $500 – includes all workshop materials. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
Now in its 32nd year, AWA’s Charity Bazaar is back with a bang. Head over to PMQ and browse over 90 vendors offering beautiful jewellery, ladies fashion and accessories, cosmetics, children’s apparel, Christmas decorations, stationery, gifts, toys and wine – all in the name of charity. Look out for the ever popular Lucky Lai See to be in with a chance to win holidays, junk boat trips, jewellery, massages and manicures galore. The Giving Tree will also make a return, offering shoppers the opportunity to donate to a specific Hong Kong charitable cause.
When: Thursday, 7 November, 11:30am to 7:30pm
Where: PMQ, Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!
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Head over to Discovery Bay for The BIG Picnic, taking place on Saturday, 9 November. The outdoor music and dance festival offers something for everyone with four stages of live entertainment and a kids zone, along with food, beverage and Handmade Hong Kong market stalls. Entry is free, but we’ll be making sure to get our hands on a blue wristband (starting from $80) for lots of food, wine and shopping discounts!
When: Saturday, 9 November, 10am to 8pm
Where: Discovery Bay, Main Plaza & Tai Pak Beach, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry. Head here to purchase wristbands.
Don’t miss the second edition of the Sustainable Sunday Market this month. Head over to the Kerry Hotel and expect an eco-conscious afternoon filled with workshops, speakers and green brands. Not only will there be engaging workshops and talks to get involved in, but the event will also feature a range of eco-stores, including second-hand clothing, sustainable lifestyle products and more.
When: Sunday, 10 November, 12pm to 6pm
Where: Kafnu Hong Kong, 2/F, Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry! Register here.
Enjoy a relaxed and eco-friendly Saturday afternoon with The Staycation at Spaces on 16 November. The event will feature a range of socially-conscious brands, products by non-profits and vegan beauty items. There will be a range of free mini treatments on offer, including nails, massages and hair styling along with beauty talks.
When: Saturday, 16 November, 10:30am to 4:30pm
Where: Spaces, 181 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $100 – includes entry, free mini-treatment or experiment in the Beauty Zone, entry to beauty talks, coffee drinks and snacks, and $100 Gift card to spend on MindBeauty Booking app. Get your ticket here!
[Editor’s Note: This event has been cancelled.]
Clockenflap is back for another year (its 12th edition!) from Friday, 22 until Sunday, 24 November 2019 at the Central Harbourfront. Bringing together an incredible array of talent, unique attractions and music-loving fans, it’s one of the annual highlights of the Hong Kong events calendar for good reason. The full line up has now been announced, and you better get excited, as it includes huge names such as Bombay Bicycle Club, Mumford & Sons, Halsey, The Kooks and more!
When: Friday, 22 November to Sunday, 24 November
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: General admission, until Friday, 22 November: $1,490 (weekend); $880 (one day, Friday); $950 (one day, Saturday/Sunday). At the door: $1,640 (weekend); $970 (one day, Friday); $1,050 (one day, Saturday/Sunday)
This month-long foodie fest is not to be missed. Taking place all over the city, the Hong Kong Great November Feast will feature a range of dining deals, specials menus and events throughout November. Expect wine and dine events, walks, and the annual HKTDC International Wine & Spirits Fair, with more details and events to be announced soon.
When: Friday, 1 November to Saturday, 30 November
Where: Events and dining deals around town
How much: Prices vary