What’s on in Hong Kong: November 16–22

What’s on this weekend is dominated by the return of Hong Kong’s favourite festival, Clockenflap, but there’s plenty of other options, including Hong Kong Art Week events, comedy and Hong Kong Dog Rescue’s annual fundraiser.

what's on: Clockenflap
Clockenflap is Hong Kong’s biggest art and music festival

What’s on: Clockenflap Music and Arts Festival

Hong Kong’s biggest arts and music festival is back. This year’s Clockenflap line-up will include Massive Attack, Prodigy, Feist and the Dandy Warhols. The weekend promises to be huge for music fans, and there will be the usual mix of arts, film, food and family fun.

Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space

When: 17–19 November

More: clockenflap.com

What’s on: China in Print – Hong Kong Rare Book Fair

Thirty of the world’s leading specialist dealers in rare books, manuscripts, maps and photography will gather in Hong Kong from 17–19 November to showcase some of the most precious and notable collector’s items. In its sixth year, China in Print has built a reputation for presenting some of the finest examples of printed works from the Far East and rest of the world.

Where: Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Pier No. 8, Hong Kong 

When: 17–19 November

More: chinainprint.com

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, 17 November–28 December

More: hoca.org

What’s on: Oxfam Trailwalker

The Oxfam Trailwalker fundraising event sees participants form a team of four to complete the 100km MacLehose Trail within a 48-hour time limit. Since 1986, more than 98,000 participants have raised more than HK$538 million to support Oxfam’s various poverty alleviation and emergency relief projects in Africa and Asia, including Hong Kong and mainland China.

Where: Sai Kung to Yuen Long

When: 17–19 November

More: oxfamtrailwalker.org.hk

What’s on: Ophelia presents Courtney Act in support of AIDS Concern

Ophelia is hosting Australian drag entertainer Courtney Act, one of the world’s leading drag queens and Top 3 finalist on Season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, in support of AIDS Concern.

Where: Shop No. 39A, 1/F, The Avenue, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Rd East, Wan Chai

When: From 6pm, 18 November

Tickets: ticketflap.com

What’s on: Kids + Boutiques

KIDS + BOUTIQUES is a curated shopping and art party for festive families, which will take place at Lighthouse Artists Studio. Over two days, the children’s art studio will transform into a festive shopping environment where five Hong Kong children’s shops celebrate fashion and art. Lighthouse Artists artist-in-residence and art teacher, Serena Segadelli, will host art workshops and story-time for children two to ten years old. Families will have open access to art workshops throughout the days. Art workshops will run all day and story-time will occur at 10am, 1pm and 4pm.

Where: Lighthouse Artists, 20 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan

When: 10am–6pm, 18–19 November

Register: eventbrite.hk

What’s on: Peak to Fong

Join Hong Kong Dog Rescue’s biggest annual fundraising event, when dog owners and lovers, along with their pooches, walk to raise money for Hong Kong Dog Rescue’s operating costs, including veterinary care, purchase of dog food, dog beds and kennel supplies. The event starts at 11am at The Peak with the easy downhill walk to Central’s Lan Kwai Fong, where food, drinks and a variety of booths and activities have been laid on to entertain both two and four-legged guests.

Where: The Peak to Lan Kwai Fong

When: From 11am, 19 November

More: hongkongdogrescue.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: 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: 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

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