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What’s on in Hong Kong this weekend

Hong Kong really hits a sweet spot in October – the humidity has finally eased off but the cold has not set in, making it a great time to get out and about and enjoy everything the city has to offer. As always, there’s a diverse range of special activities on offer this weekend from a maternity conference, to comedy or even a chance to adopt a new furry friend for your family.

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Have a laugh at the 10th Annual HK International Comedy Competition

What: 10th Annual Hong Kong International Comedy Festival

The Annual HK International Comedy Competition is one of the highlights of the Comedy Festival. Saturday night sees one of the preliminary finals in the competition with comedians including Ben Quinlan (HK, Australia), Deepak Chandran (Singapore, India), Jason Cheny (USA, Taiwan), Joch Diaz (Spain, Mexico), Leandro Soares (Japan, Brazil), Liam McDonald (Singapore, Canada), Pete Grella (HK, USA), Sanjay Manaktala (USA, India), Storm Xu (China) and Tamby Chan (HK, Canada) vying for your laughs.

Where: Take Out Comedy Club, Basement, 34 Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong

When: Saturday, October 15, 9pm

Price: $200pp

Tickets: www.takeoutcomedy.com

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Amelie and her gorgeous bump
Amelie and her gorgeous bump


What: AD MediLink Maternity Conference

Free event open to prospective, expectant or current parents. Playing host to over 20 maternity-related providers, the conference will showcase their services, while educating visitors on pregnancy healthcare options. Running concurrently is an all-day conference featuring over 24 doctors and maternity experts covering a range of topics.

Where: JW Marriott Hotel, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway

When: Saturday, October 15 10am-5pm

Price: Free

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What: Puppy Adoption Day

Puppies for adoption as well as a mini market of doggy goodies brought to you by Kirsten’s Zoo. Homemade treats from teakha, Taboocha and Anything but Salads. Live music from Julio from Soler. All dogs and puppies welcome.

Where: Outside teakha, Shop B, 18 Tai Ping Street, Sheung Wan

When: Saturday, October 15, 2pm-5pm

Price: free

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Watch 3000 swimmers race across Victoria Harbour
Watch 3000 swimmers race across Victoria Harbour

What: New World Harbour Race 2016

Entries are closed but you can still enjoy the spectacle as 3000 swimmers swim across Victoria Harbour in an event organised by the Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association. A small carnival will be held in the Quarry Bay Park area until noon for spectators to enjoy while they wait for competitors to cross the finish line.

Where: Lei Yue Mun Sam Ka Tsuen Public Pier to Quarry Bay Park Public Pier (Near Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery)

When: Sunday, October 16, 8:30am-12 noon

Price: free

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What: Kirsten’s Zoo Cat Adoption Day

They say every cat has nine lives – but for each cat, they only need you to save one. Come and visit Whiskers N Paws for the Cat Adoption Day. Gorgeous kittens and cats will be available for adoption. All cats are health checked and ready to go to good homes.

Where: Whiskers n Paws, 10/F, Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau

When: Sunday, October 16, 1pm-4pm

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