This month, we’ve got plenty more online happenings for you to add to your calendar, including remote pub quizzes, live-streamed fashion shows and virtual wellness month events. But as Hong Kong relaxes its social-distancing measures, we can also look forward to live music gigs, pizza making parties and (maskless!) night runs. Click through for more details on the best of what’s on in Hong Kong this September.
Looking for a fun night in? With challenging quizzes and engaging games that’ll keep you on your toes (mentally and sometimes physically!), this online pub quiz is perfect for those looking to share a good laugh (and maybe also a glass of pinot) with some new friends. If you play your cards right, you might even win a crate of beer along the way! Either way, if you enjoy the quiz, you can show your support by shouting the host a digital coffee.
When: Until Sunday, 27 September, Saturdays and Sundays, 8pm to 10:30pm
How much: Free! – reserve your spot here
To celebrate Swire Coca-Cola HK’s 55th anniversary, the company is launching a pop-up store at The Mills. Under the theme “Times Change, Our Passion Remains”, the brand’s memorabilia will be displayed in the store to reflect Hong Kong’s past and evolution. The store will also be selling limited edition souvenirs, charity bottles and soda can piggy banks.
When: Tuesday, 1 September to Sunday, 27 September
Where: Shop 301, 3/F, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free – book your 45 minute session here
Hosted by The Green Race, this Wednesday Night Social Run is perfect for those looking to sweat it out and have some fun. On top of getting in your weekly cardio, this is also a great time to meet other runners in the area! Don’t forget to bring your flask, a head torch and your favourite pair of running shoes!
When: Every Wednesday (excluding public holidays), 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: Meet at Hong Kong Sports Centre, 29 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $20 contribution for newcomers – pay here
All through September, The Hive will be working with fitness experts and wellness gurus to bring you a variety of online events for Virtual Wellness Month. Focusing solely on the wellbeing of your mind and body, you can expect weekly yoga classes, body weight workouts, meditation sessions, organic skincare workshops, a panel on the benefits of CBD and more. Head here for the full lineup.
When: Tuesday, 1 September to Wednesday, 30 September
How much: Registration and most of the events are free – book here
You are invited to be a part of the 10th anniversary cycle of the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition. The Redress Design Award showcases the waste-reducing collections of 10 finalists from around the globe who are pushing the boundaries of fashion and sustainability. In addition, you will get a glimpse of the gruelling judging process and connect live with the finalists once the winners are revealed.
When: Thursday, 3 September, 7pm to 8:15pm
Where: Online via Facebook Live
How much: Free! – RSVP here
Digital Detox Day is a collaborative project with #IAMWHOLE, LUSH and UK social media influencer Zoe Sugg (aka Zoella) that encourages people to switch off from social media for one whole day and take time out for their mental health. #IAMWHOLE will be releasing a series of discussion panels covering cyberbullying, anxiety, setting digital boundaries, human connection and body image on Zoe’s IGTV and Lush’s social media channels. In addition, Lush Hong Kong will be selling a limited edition bath bomb called the IRL Bath Bomb ($85), which will be available from 21 September. All proceeds from the bath bomb will go towards supporting global grassroots mental health organisations.
When: Saturday, 5 September
Learn the art of pizza making and enjoy an afternoon of Italian food and drinks at Motorino! Enjoy a glass of wine and antipasti, before suiting up in your custom Motorino aprons for your hands-on pizza making lesson from the chef. After topping off your creations with traditional Italian toppings such as soppressata, creamy fior di latte and San Marzano tomatoes, you can tuck into the finished result!
Time: Saturday, 5 September and Saturday, 12 September, 3pm to 6pm
Where: Motorino (SoHo) every first Saturday of the month and Motorino (Wan Chai) every second Saturday of the month
How much: $298 per person plus 10% service charge, which includes antipasti, pizza and free-flow Peroni. Additionally, guests may add three hours of free-flow prosecco or wine for $88 – book here
Rula Live and The Underground are back for another electric collaboration! Alt pop rock lovers will be glad to see Esimorp kick off the show, while indie music fans won’t want to miss Nitrate’s tribute to Suede, Radiohead, and all things British pop. Whatever your taste in music, this lineup of local bands is sure to get your head bobbing to the beat.
When: Saturday, 19 September, 9pm to 1am
Where: Rula Live, G/F, 58-62 D’Aguilar St, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free! – RSVP here
This year’s Serve-a-thon gives you nine days worth of opportunities to help those who have been worst affected by the third wave. These include virtual ways to volunteer from home as well as in-person relief programmes, package delivery, beach cleanups and more. simply register as a volunteer, and then select your preferred activity on the volunteer activity calendar.
When: 19 September to 27 September
Where: Various locations across Hong Kong
Editor’s Note: This event has been cancelled.
The China Women Film Festival is finally happening this month! From South Korea to Uruguay, the film festival will be showcasing a wide range of stories captured by established and emerging international female filmmakers. In addition to attending film screenings, you will also get the chance to meet the directors and be a part of post-screening discussions. See the full lineup here.
When: Thursday, 24 September to Sunday, 4 October
Where: Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
How much: $60 for adults; $30 for students – book here