What’s on in Hong Kong: November 9–15

What’s on in Hong Kong this week? As always, there’s a diverse range of art events, and classic car lovers will want to head to the Gold Coast for the Gold Coast Motor Festival. There are also plenty of shopping events, including the Prestige Fairs Gift & Lifestyle Fair on 15 November. Check out the details below to find out how you can enjoy a mini-makeover at this fair, courtesy of Expat Living and Emmanuel F!

what's on: This GCMF 2017-Ferrari 250 GTE (with pavilion) will be on display at the Gold Coast Motor Festival
This GCMF 2017-Ferrari 250 GTE (with pavilion) will be on display at the Gold Coast Motor Festival

What’s on: American Women’s Association Charity Bazaar

The 30th American Women’s Association of Hong Kong’s Charity Bazaar is back! This volunteer-led, organised and run event has more than 90 vendors and 1,000 visitors who come to support the AWA’s fundraising efforts in the heart of the city. This year is gearing up to be better than ever with more than 90 vendors offering beautiful jewelry, ladies fashion and accessories, cosmetics, children’s apparel, Christmas decorations, stationery, gifts, toys, wine and much more.

Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong

When: 11.30am–7.30pm, 9 November

More: awa.org.hk

What’s on: Kos Cos Exhibition

Life Goes On Within You and Without You is the fifth collection of portraits by Sri Lankan born Hong Kong artist Kos Cos. Drawing on the Buddhist concept of impermanence, it explores the contradiction between individuality and mortality created by the passage of time. The traditional view of the relationship between portraiture and time, is that portraits endure while their subjects grow older and ultimately die. The distinction of Life Goes On Within You And Without You is that the artist has introduced an element of time into the portraits themselves.

Where: Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2 Caine Lane, Mid-levels

When: Until 10 November

More: hkmms.org.hk

What’s on: Gold Coast Motor Festival

The Gold Coast Motor Festival, Hong Kong’s largest and most premium motor celebration, is set to return for its second year on 10 to 12 November, 2017 at Hong Kong Gold Coast. Echoing the theme of ‘Rare and Special Editions Around the World’, Gold Coast Motor Festival will showcase some of the world’s most exclusive and finest super and hypercars, together with iconic classic and collector cars.

Where: Gold Coast Piazza, Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel, 1 Castle Peak Road, Gold Coast

When: 10–12 November

More: goldcoastmotorfestival.com

What’s on: Water & Wine Expo

Looking for things to do in Discovery Bay? T8 Consulting in conjunction with the Discovery Bay Marina Club is delighted to be holding the third Water & Wine Expo at the Discovery Bay Marina Club. Enjoy wine tasting and samples from over a dozen wine and spirit merchants, offering a diverse tasting accompanied by fine meats and cheese in the perfect pool-side setting. A great opportunity to order for Christmas!

Where: Discovery Bay Marina Club, Discovery Bay, Lantau

When: 4pm–9pm, 11 November

More: t8events.com

What’s on: The Awakening by Claire Lee

In celebration of its second anniversary, CHARBON art space will present more than 40 pieces of ink and bitumen drawings and new collection of poetry by Hong Kong visual artist and poet Claire Lee. Based in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, Lee studied curatorial at the Hong Kong Art School. Her works, in a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, poetry and mixed media draw on subjects dealing with psychological struggles and personal strength. The solo exhibition, named The Awakening, will run until 11 November.

Where: Charbon art space8/F, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang

When: Until 11 November

More: charbonartspace.com

What’s on: The Marco Polo German Bierfest

Get into the spirit of Oktoberfest at the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel for the Marco Polo German Bierfest. Enjoy an evening of German beer, food and dancing. Music will be provided by The Notenhoblers, a seven-member band from Germany. The 26th Marco Polo German Bierfest kicks off on 20 October and will run for 23 consecutive nights until 11 November. The event won the Gold Award for Hong Kong’s Best Outdoor Events: Arts, Leisure and Entertainment at The Marketing Events Awards 2017. Tickets range from HK$160–HK$280.

Where: Marco Polo Hotel, 3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

When: 6pm–11pm, until 11 November

More: marcopolohotels.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.

Where: Discovery Bay Plaza

When: 11am–6pm, 12 November

More: handmadehongkong.com

What’s on: Hong Kong International Literary Festival

The Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2017 is back for its 17th edition with a jam-packed schedule and an impressive roster of authors, led by Amy Tan and Ian Rankin. This year’s Festival encompasses literary fiction, thrillers, history, science fiction, mysteries, poetry, live storytelling and more, featuring writers from Hong Kong, Japan, China, Singapore, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada and the United States.

Where: Various locations

When: Until 12 November

More: festival.org.hk

What’s on: Gift and Lifestyle Fair

The Prestige Fairs Gift and Lifestyle Fair at the Conrad Hong Kong will feature more than 200 vendors showcasing clothing, jewellery, children’s toys, food, Hong Kong themed gifts and more. Expat Living and Emmanuel F are giving you the chance to indulge in a free mini-makeover at the fair. Choose from hair styling, a massage or touch up your nails with a re-varnish. Click here to sign up for your free session.

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

When: 10am–8pm, 15 November

More: prestigefairs.hk

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: 15–26 November

More: hk-aga.org

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: 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: 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: 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

Looking for more things to do? Check out 10 of the best museums in Hong Kong!