What’s on in Hong Kong: November 23–29

Wondering what’s on this weekend and beyond? We’ve rounded up some of the best of the things to do in the 852!

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The Lumieres festival is one of the highlights of what’s on in Hong Kong

What’s on: Maggie & Rose Thanksgiving Barbecue

Celebrate Thanksgiving at family member’s club Maggie & Rose with a Thanksgiving Barbecue. There will be games and activities for both adults and children along with a barbecue menu featuring classic American dishes such as almond and cranberry thanksgiving slaw, roast turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, roast ham, pecan pie, and pumpkin spice sugar cookies.

Where: Maggie & Rose, 3/F, 301 The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay 

When: 7pm–10pm, 23 November

More: hk.maggieandrose.com

What’s on: Lumieres Hong Kong

Lumieres Hong Kong will feature three nights of light installations, video projections, art pieces and dining to allow festival goers to experience Hong Kong in a bright new light. Landmark sites and buildings of the city’s central areas will become the canvas for some of the most renowned local and international light artists to showcase their vision of the city’s very own culture. Completely free, the festival will be offering activities and celebrations for the general public, young and old, to rediscover the city’s heritage.

Where: Various locations

When: 23–25 November

More: lumiereshk.com

What’s on: White Christmas Street Fair

The White Christmas Street Fair is back at Star Street in Wan Chai. Enjoy Christmas shopping, DIY workshops, festive food and
drink, and live entertainment. Look out for the 20-foot-tall Gingerbread Man Balloon, as well as special offers and discounts from local shops.

Where: Star Street, Wan Chai

When: 12pm–8pm, 24 November; 1pm–7pm, 25–26 November

More: Facebook.com

What’s on: Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago

W Music Curator Olivia Dawn is introducing a live electronic performance series at W Hong Kong. WOO STUDIO will bring a fresh, modern and intimate party concept that focuses on quality live performed electronic music, featuring internationally renowned instrumentalists, vocalists and producers with the ability to make you dance. The Volume One launch event will feature Hed Kandi Ibiza’s star saxophonist Lovely Laura and her DJ partner Ben Santiago. Tickets for entry come with one standard drink and are priced at HK$280 before 6.30pm and HK$380 at the door. VIP tickets are priced at HK$5,500 for maximum 8 people, including one bottle of champagne, and one bottle of spirit.

Where: WOOBAR, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Elements, Kowloon

When: 9.30pm to late, 25 November. Earlybird tickets

More: ticketflap.com

What’s on: Blame it on Bianca

The Queen of Mean, Bianca Del Rio, will be bringing her hilarious Blame It On Bianca tour to Hong Kong for the first time on 25 November at Asia World-Expo, Runway 11. The alter ego of seasoned comic Roy Haylock and season 6 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, is a self-professed “clown in a gown.” This hilariously hateful comic is known for her foul mouth and unapologetic humour. Tickets are available through hkticketing.com. The show is rated R18.

Where: Asia World-Expo, Lantau

When: 7pm, 25 November

More: hkticketing.com

What’s on: 11th Annual Hong Kong International Comedy Festival

Catch some of the best comics in the game, as they vie to win HK$40,000 in the 11th Annual Hong Kong International Comedy Festival. The festival will see a series of heats, leading up to a grand final. International comedy stars Ahmed Ahmed and Paul Ogata will also do a series of shows as part of the festival. Organised by Takeout Comedy. A must on the list of things to do for comedy fans.

Where: Various locations

When: Various times, until 25 November

Tickets: hkcomedyfestival.com

What’s on: Discovery Bay Sunday Market

Handmade Hong Kong’s Discovery Bay Sunday Market is a DIY Indie Arts, Crafts and Small Traders’ Fair. Hong Kong’s finest makers and sellers will be offering arts, crafts and other special goods with about 140 different vendors taking part, attracting about 2000 visitors. Make a day trip to DB on the ferry with the markets located in the DB main plaza, just a short walk from the ferry pier. If you stay for dinner at one of Discovery Bay’s D’Deck restaurants you will get a free ferry ride back to Central. A good one if you want to combine Christmas shopping and things to do. This weekend Handmade Hong Kong is also hosting the Etsy Made Local Market as part of an international market day for Etsy!

Where: Discovery Bay Plaza

When: 11am–6pm, 26 November

More: handmadehongkong.com

What’s on: Hong Kong Art Week

Hong Kong Art Week takes on the theme ‘Artropolis’ over a vibrant 12-day festival, which runs from 15–26 November. With more than 50 Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA) member galleries participating, ‘Artropolis’ has a broad and exciting city-wide programme, from symposiums to family art days, showcasing Hong Kong cultural life through exhibitions, performances, charity art walk, activities and talks.

Where: Various locations

When: Until 26 November

More: hk-aga.org

What’s on: Pre-Christmas Gift Parade

The arrival of the Prestige Shopping Fairs at the Conrad Hong Kong heralds the start of the festive season, and is the perfect opportunity to stock up on gifts, discover new Hong Kong brands, and catch up with friends. This fair will feature more than 200 vendors showcasing clothing, jewellery, children’s toys, food, Hong Kong themed gifts and much, much more.

Where: Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

When: 10am–8pm, 27 November

More: prestigefairs.hk

What’s on: Shop and Sip Early Christmas Pop-Up

Get gorgeous Christmas gifts from more than 20 skilful artisans who will come together under one roof at the Fringe Club to bring you rare jewellery, fashion, lifestyle, fine wines and gifts. Enjoy this exclusive shopping with a glass of prosecco.

Where: Hong Kong Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central

When: 11am–7pm, 29 November

More: facebook.com

What’s on: Who Am I

The Who Am I: Video Installation by Allen Wong exhibition showcases two sets of artistic expressions – video installations and mixed-media installations based on Wong’s recurrent theme of traditional Chinese bird cages. The exhibition is on display at the Taipa Village Art Space, which opened in 2016. It is the seventh show at the art space, which aims to contribute to the development of the cultural and creative industries in Macau.

Where: Taipa Village Art Space, 10 Rua dos Clerigos, Taipa, Macau

When: 12pm–8pm, until 29 November

More: taipavillagemacau.com

What’s on: Festive Korea 2017

Get your fill of Korean culture at this two month festival, with the theme “Korean Arts: Beyond Imagination”. Now in its 7th year, Festive Korea will host more than 30 events. Enjoy music, films, performing arts, visual arts, food, and other special programmes. There’s something to suit all tastes.

Where: Various locations

When: Until 30 November

More: festivekorea.com

What’s on: SMILE! A Happy Bronze Sculptures Exhibition by Gaud

A solo exhibition, SMILE! features bronze sculptures made by Gaud, a French female artist. Her present work depicts how the use of photo cameras may modify people’s attitudes when being photographed. The exhibition will be open on Tuesdays to Saturdays from 1pm–9pm and by appointment.

Where: ROUGE Ephémère Art Gallery, 1/F, Flat B, 89 Hollywood Road, Central

When: Open on Tuesdays to Saturdays from 1pm–9pm and by appointment. Until 30 November.

More: rouge-ephemere.hk

What’s on: In Praise of Silk

Check out this magnificent collection of contemporary fashion and historical costume designs at the In Praise of Silk: Fashion from China National Silk Museum Across Time exhibition. The exhibition is a tribute to “mulberry silk”, the fibre that made China famous since historical times. A glimpse into the evolution of the Chinese fashion and silk culture is offered by the collaboration between HKDI’s Department of Fashion and Image Design (FID) and the China National Silk Museum, the world’s largest silk museum. The Museum collection will also feature multimedia installations, an exploration into the production of silk with a weaving loom, photographs, and more. Add to the list of things to do for history buffs.

Where: d-mart, Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories 

When: Until 2 December

More: hkdi.edu.hk

What’s on: In Search of Light Photographic Exhibition

In Search of Light by George Turner brings Northern Europe alive across the colour of all four seasons, demonstrating the beauty of this continent all year round. Featuring destinations such as Norway, Finland, Scotland, and Iceland, George Turner captures the beauty of the road less travelled in these countries; providing you inspiration to create your next holiday.

Where: The Haven by Jacada Travel, 29/F, Wyndham Place, 40-44 Wyndham Street, Central 

When: Until 9 December

More: facebook.com

What’s on: The Best Is Yet to Come

The K11 Art Foundation is proud to present The Best Is Yet to Come, a residency exhibition moderated by Huang Xiaopeng. Participating artists include Sha Lina and He Rui – both active in the Wuhan art circle and emerging Hong Kong artists, Chan Ka Kiu and Wu Jiaru. The Best Is Yet to Come facilitates exchanges between these young artists.

Where: chi art space, 8/F, New World Tower 2, 18 Queen’s Road, Central 

When: Until 18 December

More: k11artfoundation.org

What’s on: The World Of Tintin

The Hong Kong Contemporary Art (HOCA) Foundation is proud to announce the landmark exhibition, The World of Tintin. The exhibition explores the adventures of the global icon and is the largest presentation in Hong Kong to date. It showcases eight albums from the renowned The Adventures of Tintin series. The immersive experience, featuring vivid scenography, celebrates the imaginative world created by the Belgian illustrator and creator, Hergé.

Where: ArtisTree1/F Cambridge House, Taikoo Place, Taikoo Shing

When: 12pm–8pm, until 28 December

More: hoca.org

What’s on: Hong Kong Culture Festival

The Hong Kong Culture Festival aims to promote awareness of the city’s cultural heritage. It will see an array of events and performances to raise public interest and encourage participation in traditional culture, particularly among young people. As an integrated platform for collaboration across different cultural fields, the Hong Kong Culture Festival also aims to nurture creative talents and inject innovation into traditional culture. A must for families looking for things to do.

Where: Various locations

When: Until 31 December

More: hkculturefestival.com

What’s on: Swiss Accessory and Watch Design Exhibition

The HKDI Gallery is proud to collaborate with prestigious art and design academy Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève) for its first ever showcase in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong exhibition will be presenting an exquisite collection of more than 100 exhibits at HKDI’s Experience Centre, including refined watches and accessories produced by their students and recent graduates.

Where: HKDI Gallery, Experience Centre, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories

When: 10am–8pm, until 7 January. Closed Tuesdays and 3 and 10 December.

More: hkdi.edu.hk

What’s on: Wheels of Fire

Rossi & Rossi, in partnership with Giovanni Martino, is showing Wheels of Fire, an exhibition by the Italian-born, New York-based artist Massimo Antonaci. Recognised for his daring use of material, Antonaci’s works in tar and glass — mediums he ceased using in 2000 – have received international acclaim.

Where: Rossi & Rossi Hong Kong, 3C Yally Industrial Building, 6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang 


When: 11am–6pm, until 27 January

More: rossirossi.com

What’s on: Glitter, Glitz and Glamour exhibition at Garden of Stars

An exhibition of caricatures by the ‘Godfather of Hong Kong movie posters’, Yuen Tai-yung, will be on display at the Garden of Stars. The Glitter, Glitz and Glamour exhibition will feature portraits of Hong Kong film and movie industry stars such as Andy Lau, Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Leslie Cheung, and Anita Mui, as well as famous international singers and personalities such as Michael Jackson, Angelina Jolie, and Steve McQueen. A fun exhibition to add to your list of things to do.

Where: Garden of Stars, Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui

When: Until 31 March

More: avenueofstars.com.hk

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