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Things to do this weekend in Hong Kong

How much can you pack into a weekend? That’s the question when there are so many things to do in Hong Kong, from food, to festivals to family fun.

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The Bollands are among performers at this year’s Lamma Fun Day Beach Music Festival


What: Lamma Fun Day Beach Festival

This one-day charity event has something for everyone: live music on a beach stage, DJs, market stalls, a licensed bar, arts and crafts, tasty food, free water, a charity auction, bric-a-brac stalls, plus sports and activities for kids during the day. Entrance is free. Now in its 16th edition, this year’s event will raise money for education projects in Nepal.

Where: Tai Wan To Beach (Power Station Beach), Lamma Island

When: 12 November

More: facebook/LammaFunDay

What: Sub Terra #3

Sub Terra #3 is all about celebrating the city’s freshest sounds and original acts. New bands on the bill include CODE RED, CHRANG!, Mocking Bullet and headliners Carrier. Advance tickets from HK$100, HK$130 on the door.

Where: The Hub, 1/F, Fortune Building, 150-158 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai

When: 9pm-12am, 12 November

More: undergroundhk.com

What:Cary Baumgartner Fundraiser – An Evening of Art and Wine

A community fundraising event is being held to support pilot Cary Baumgartner, who has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, metatastic melanoma. The event includes live music, bar and barbecue, as well as a silent auction. Local businesses and artists have donated prizes, as well as return business class tickets from Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon.

Where: The Hive, 5 Tai Mong Tsai Rd, Sai Kung

When: 5pm-9pm, 12 November

More: Cary Baumgartner Fundraiser

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Arts in the Park is always popular with families


What: Arts in the Park Mardi Gras

The huge annual Arts in the Park festival will celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare’s legacy with A Midsummer Night’s Dream theme this year. The event will feature a magical forest with illuminated art works, giant puppets, art stalls and stage performances, culminating in a Grand Finale Parade with handmade giant puppets. Chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall will speak before the parade. Best of all, it is all free!

Where: Central Lawn, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay

When: 10am-4pm, 12-13 November

More: hkyaf.com

What:Best of British

Calling all Anglophiles! A showcase of British cuisine and entertainment, the Best of British festival runs until November 13, with participating restaurants including Bread Street Kitchen and Mr & Mrs Fox. A mix of free and ticketed events, the festival wraps up on Sunday with a classic garden party.

Where: Tamar Park, Central

When: Until 11pm, 13 November

More: bestofbritish.hk

What: Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Don’t miss the final weekend of this popular literary festival featuring celebrated writers from a diverse range of literary genres. The final weekend includes a workshop on how to write a memoir, author talks from Cheryl Tan and Adam Johnson and a session on expat writing.

Where: Various locations

When: Until 5pm, 13 November

More: www.festival.org.hk

What: Thriller Live

A concert created to commemorate arguably the world’s greatest ever entertainer, Michael Jackson, is in its final weekend at Macau’s newly built Parisian Theatre. Direct from London’s West End, Thriller Live is a 90-minute, high-energy explosion of pop, rock, soul and disco takes the audience on a magical audio-visual journey through Jackson’s astonishing 45-year musical legacy.

Where: The Parisian, Cotai Central, Macau

When: Until 13 November

More: parisianmacao.com

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