Have you recovered from the Public Holiday, firework and moon cake over indulgence yet? (Let’s be honest, you only have to wait less than 2 weeks until the next Public Holiday if you haven’t). The unexpected T3 earlier this week won’t put us off, there is lots going on as always. As we go into October and Breast Awareness Month, we have charity on our mind. Find out how you can help, and in the meantime here is what is going on this week in Hong Kong.
09-11/10: Hong Kong Classic
Central Harbourfront Event Space
From October 9 to 11, Central Harbourfront roars to life in celebration of the automobile. Exquisite classic cars and motorcycles worth hundreds of millions of dollars will vie for attention among a fascinating array of displays, happenings, games, and fun – all themed around the mighty automobile – at the second running of the Hong Kong Classic. The largest and most impressive collection of classic cars and motorcycles ever assembled in Hong Kong, (polished and groomed to their elegant best) will be on parade along with their proud owners. The expected 100 exhibits include: a rare 1967 Lamborghini 400GT formerly owned by ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney; a 1953 Aston Martin DB2; a 1949 Ferrari (195 of which only 24 were ever made!); and a 1991 AC Cobra, specially ordered and formerly owned by rocker Rod Stewart. Adult tickets purchased in advance are HK$80, rising to $100 at the gate, admission for children under 12 accompanied by an adult is free. Get your tickets from Hong Kong Ticketing.
09-11/10: Charlie & Lola’s Best Bestest Play
Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Don’t miss everyone’s favourite brother and sister, Charlie and Lola, in their wonderful stage show. The stars of the hit BBC TV series and books by Lauren Child are brought to life by a magical mix of puppets, live action and music. 2-D and 3-D worlds mingle as we find out if Lola will ever tidy her room or if Charlie will get Lola to sleep. The Tigers want their bedtime milk, the Dancing Dogs have borrowed Lola’s pyjamas – not to mention the Orge in the wardrobe! Who’d have known there were so many things to overcome before the days end? As seen on CBeebies television, this hit series has now been adapted into an ideal early theatre experience that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Tickets start from $225.
9-19/10: DRINK for PINK
Returning for its second year, DRINK for PINK has invited 16 of Hong Kong’s top bars to take part in Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s annual breast cancer awareness and fundraising campaign, Pink Revolution, in line with the global initiative for breast cancer recognition. Some of the city’s most sought after hot spots including Aberdeen Street Social, Armani/Prive, Chachawan, Duddell’s, ÉPURE, Ham & Sherry, Honi Honi, KEE Club, Mod Bar, Mrs. Pound, NEO, Ping Pong 129, Pirata, The Envoy, Topiary and 208 Duecento Otto, have come on board to create signature pink cocktails for the cause and will be giving a generous percentage of the cocktail price directly to Hong Kong Cancer Fund. Those who are interested in supporting DRINK for PINK and Pink Revolution are invited to visit any of the participating venues between 9 and 19 October 2015 and order the signature DRINK for PINK cocktail.
10-11/10: Music Meets Movies
Nursery Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) continues to offer new arts and cultural experiences as it welcomes the public to a free open air cinema at Freespace Happening on 10 and 11 October. Working closely with programme partners Backstage and Youth Outreach, the monthly cultural programme will feature a two-day outdoor music and movie event, screening two films dedicated to music legends John Lennon and Bob Marley, respectively, alongside live music and a collection of curated activities including workshops, vintage-themed handicraft markets and street performances. At night, the Nursery Park will be transformed into an outdoor cinema, where audiences are invited to two biographical films about John Lennon and Bob Marley: Nowhere Boy and Marley. Admission is free.
Hong Kong’s largest craft beer festival returns this coming weekend. This year’s event features over 500 different beers from around the world and guest breweries from overseas. The beers range from across 23 different countries, with 33 beers brewed locally right in Hong Kong. IPA lovers will have over 80 choices, while fans of darker beers can choose from over 40 different porters and stouts. There will also be over 60 different cider options for those who prefer something a little lighter or fruitier. Food vendors will serve up everything from BBQ to burgers, while entertainment includes live bands and DJs, an Instagram photo booth, as well as the NOHO Beer Games Area, featuring games like giant beer pong and flip cup. Ticket prices start from $330 with 5 tokens included.
By Sarah Richard