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Weekend planner: 10 fun things to do in Hong Kong

There’s heaps of things to do this weekend in Hong Kong, with the action well and truly kicking off on Friday as Clockenflap gets underway, as well as a street fair, an exhibition and Roald Dahl’s The Twits.

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Clockenflap is Hong Kong’s biggest music and arts festival

 

Clockenflap

Hong Kong’s biggest music and arts festival returns for one massive weekend. With international artists Sigur Ros, Foals, and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic on the bill, it’s fair to say there’s a great line-up this year. Along with the music is a great mix of arts, film, food and family-friendly fun. There are still tickets available.

Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space

When: 25-27 November

Tickets: clockenflap.com

White Christmas Street Fair

The Starstreet Precinct is hosting this community celebration, with the theme of ‘Homemade Happiness’. Starstreet businesses will be offering seasonal treats and there will be Christmas-themed entertainment and activities.

Where: Star Street Precinct, Wan Chai

When: 12pm-8pm, 25 November and 1pm-7pm, 26 November

More: facebook.com

Out of the Blue

The Maritime Museum is hosting an exhibition of the winning photographs in the Prince of Wales’s Commonwealth Environmental Photography awards. The 35 images of the world’s oceans have only been exhibited once before in Malta and provide an arresting insight into the value of the seas and marine life.

Where: Central Pier No. 8, Hong Kong

When: 10am-7pm (weekends), 25 November-31 December

Tickets: hkmaritimemuseum.org

Roald Dahl’s The Twits

ABA Productions presents one of Roald Dahl’s most mischievous tales. Suitable for ages six and up, the stage show promises to be just as disgusting as the book. Tickets start at HK$295.

Where: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai

When: Various times, 25-27 November

Tickets: hkapa.edu

QRE Carnival

Part of the FUNtastic QRE Festival, the carnival is a free, family event. Activities include freestyle soccer performances, bubble dances and a floral light bulb workshop. Visitors can also participate in VR games. Delicacies will be on offer, such as speciality “crispy egg waffles”, “lolly waffles” from Europe, and “dreamy ice-cream cups” with dry ice smoke effect.

Where: The East & Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai

When: 1pm-6pm, 26-27 November

More: qre.com.hk

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The Hong Kong Pride Parade march starts in Victoria Park

 

HK Pride Parade

Hong Kong’s LGBTQ community are marching from Victoria Park to Edinburgh Place to raise fight discrimination. The theme of the 2016 Hong Kong Pride Parade is ‘Get set, go for equal rights!’. The green light has been chosen this year as the symbol of the theme.

Where: Victoria Park to Edinburgh Place, Central

When: 2pm, 26 November

More: hkpride.net

Around The Island Race

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s annual yachting event provides a breathtaking spectacle as hundreds of yachts compete in a clockwise circumnavigation of Hong Kong Island, starting from Victoria Harbour.

Where: From Victoria Harbour

When: From 8.30am, 27 November

More: rhkyc.org.hk

Red Bull Flugtag

The Red Bull Flugtag challenges participants to design, build and fly home-made aircraft, launching from a 30-foot high flight deck. The event always draws a crowd eager to enjoy the spectacle of which homemade planes have lift-off and which crash into the Harbour.

Where: Kai Tak Runway Park, 33 Shing Fung Road, Kowloon Bay

When: 10am-5.30pm, 27 November

More: redbullflugtag.com

DeTour

The deTour festival is a showcase of art, design, technology and society with the theme ‘Game Changer’. The work of emerging and established designers will be on show with more than 10 feature installations, pop-up exhibitions, design dialogues and workshops at PMQ. There will also be 60 satellite events scattered in town and up to 40 guided tours for the public.

Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong

When: 12pm-6pm, Until 4 December

More: detour.hk

The World of Tim Burton

Taikoo Place hosts an exhibition of the work of visionary film director Tim Burton, known for movies such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Batman. While he is best recognised for his acclaimed list of whimsical blockbuster movies, he is also an artist, illustrator, and author who expresses his personal views of the realistic world through his dark humor and imaginative works. The Hong Kong exhibition will have nine thematic sections as a journey through Burton’s world. Tickets start at HK$180.

Where: ArtisTree, 1/F Cornwall House, Taikoo Place

When: 10am-10pm, Until 23 January

Tickets: theworldoftimburton.hk

Want more? There’s always heaps of things to do in Hong Kong!

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