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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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