I know we like to talk about the weather a lot here at Expat Living, but we are quite miffed about how hot it still is in Hong Kong. There hasn’t been a day this week we haven’t had to put on our sunglasses, and start a conversation with, ‘Can you believe how beautiful the weather still is in November?’ Of course we are not complaining, but there is no denying that the festive season is right around the corner and there’s some organisation to do. In the meantime, there are some great things going on around town, and here are some of our top picks of things to do in Hong Kong this week.
Project C:CHANGE, a non-profit media platform, will be presenting a photography exhibition with Love is Wild this week to raise awareness of the illegal ivory trade. ‘The breathtaking LOVE IS WILD photography collection redefines the relationship between man and the animal kingdom, showcasing man not as conqueror and consumer of nature’s resources, but as a conscientious co-habitant and guardian, standing alongside and preserving nature’s most magnificent creatures.’
The exhibition at Liang Yi Museum will be open to the public from November 12 to 17, followed by a public exhibition at Galerie Huit on November 21, and a charity gala (in partnership with The Elephant Society) at the Island Shangri-La on November 26, where large prints will be auctioned to raise funds for conservation charities in Africa and Asia.
Liang Yi Museum ,181 -199 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan
Standard Chartered Arts in the Park Mardi Gras 2015, one of Hong Kong’s most iconic and fun-filled community arts carnivals, will be showcasing the best in live performances and visual artwork presented by 3,500 of the city’s students and professional artists. The giant puppet parade, a carnival highlight, will involve a total of 11 gigantic puppets, 60 rod puppets and over 120 dancers in creative carnival costumes making their way through the heart of the busy shopping district of Causeway Bay. Entrance is free for all and is expected to be one of the biggest art events in Hong Kong this year.
10-5pm Sat & Sunday, Central Lawn, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay
Flex is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a free Family Yoga Festival of classes and performances, slacklining workshops, yoga, Zumba, dance and art. More than 30 vendors will fill the Cyberport Podium with stalls and plenty of health related shopping and dining. All profits from the festivial will be going to the Adventist Hospital Foundation – what better combination than fitness and charity! Visit www.flexhk.com to view the complete schedule of Festival classes.
Call 2813-2212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for to reserve your place in class.
9-6pm Cyberport Podium, 100 Cyberport Road
Starting at Lugard Road, more than 2000 student runners and volunteers from 80+ schools in 3 cities are coming together to raise awareness of modern slavery, specifically human trafficking. This 24 hour endurance relay race around Hong Kong will gather funds to help end slavery all around the world. Go along and support the students, runners, and volunteers who have a true passion for making a difference, and help the 35 million slaves in the world today.