By: Sarah Richard
How is it September already? Months in Hong Kong seem to go by quicker than any other country, and just because we are in the last month of summer, it doesn’t mean we are slowing down. There’s another jammed packed week of events ahead, so dive in here!
Happy Valley Horse Races – 9 September
The Happy Valley races are back, and after a (very) short break for the ‘summer season’ your Wednesday evening schedule is looking a lot more exciting again. Happy Valley is a sight in itself, so even if you are not into racing, go along just to feel the atmosphere. Bets start from as little as $20. The first race starts at 7:15 pm, gates open at 5:15 pm and races are done by 11:00 pm (every Wednesday). General Stand entrance starts at HK10.
Happy Valley Racecourse
Bit Point Craft Beers & Hot Dogs – 10 September
On Thursday, September 10th, 7 pm to 10 pm, Bit Point will flood Wyndham Street with a bevy of Craft Beers and Mini Hot Dogs. The evening’s selection includes beers from Mountain Goat, Evil Twin and Feral Breweries & many more. During the event, chow down on their specialty Bit Dogs including their Cubano Dog, Guacamole Dog, Reuben Dog, and their Bacon BBQ Dog. The Brew and Beer Tasting Options are: A: 3 choices of craft beer + 3 mini hot dogs – HK$200, B: 5 choices of craft beer + 5 mini hot dogs – HK$400 or C: HK$500 All You Can Eat and Drink for 3 hours only. Additionally, Craft Beer and Mini Hot Dog guests who bring 2 friends to the event will get a free Craft Beer of their choice!
46-48 Wyndham Street, Central
Cirque de la Symphonie – 11 and 12 September
Cirque de la Symphonie is a new production formed to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall. Artists include the most amazing veterans of exceptional cirque programs throughout the world—aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen. For all those aspiring performing kids of yours this will sure be a night to inspire! Tickets $280-680 from www.urbtix.hk.
Concert Hall, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
Fashion for Good Charity Sale – 12 and 13 September
Dim Sum & Then Some is joining forces with Hands on Hong Kong for the second Fashion for Good pop up charity sale at Lot 5 (5 Staunton Street, SoHo). Post weekend brunching, stroll on over to SoHo to shop for an amazing cause with your pick of high street to high-end pre-loved clothes, plus lots of gorgeous designer sample pieces generously donated by fashion brands Marc Jacobs, S.Nine by Susanna Soo, A Day with Fé, and What the Frock?! Not only will you leave with incredible purchases, but the first 50 shoppers each day will receive a gift bag of goodies from beauty and lifestyle brands including Benefit Cosmetics, PURE, nood food, Smudge Make-Up Artistry and more! All proceeds from items sold at the event will go directly to HandsOn Hong Kong – whose mission is to mobilize and empower our community to meet pressing social needs in Hong Kong through volunteer services.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MTR Hong Kong Walking charity fundraiser – 13 September
The excitement of one of Hong Kong’s largest race-walking events is here! Hong Kong Race Walking attracts many participants every year, and even if you aren’t amongst them, you can soak up the festive atmosphere in Central as cheering teams dress up in colourful costumes and show their support. It’s a fun-filled and family-friendly occasion that everyone can enjoy.
Chater Road, Central