Time to Skip Work: What to do in Hong Kong in September 2015
Summer's over: It's time to get busy again.
Hong Kong International Comedy Festival
Unless you’ve got a couple of killer heckles up your sleeve, don’t sit up front or you’ll be used as comedic ammunition. We warned you.
Various locations. $150-300 from hkcomedyfestival.com.
New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio
An exhibition of next-gen British design from the studio which redesigned the iconic London routemaster bus.
PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St., Central.
Southside Market Long Lunch
The Butchers Club Boys return with sausages, steak sandwiches and more for delicious, free-flow lunch.
Butchers Club Deli, 16/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Rd., Wong Chuk Hang, 2884-0768. $550 from ticketflap.com.
Racing season begins
Gee up and get down to the racecourse for a flutter or two. Just try not to bet the shirt off your back.
Sha Tin & Happy Valley racecourses.
(Photo: Kenneth Chan/SCMP)
She says – Photographing Hong Kong Ethnic Minority Women
Photojournalist Lam Chun-tung’s portraits of 17 ethnic minority women in Hong Kong.
SoCO269, 1/F, 269 Yu Chau St., Sham Shui Po.
Sep 8-Oct 5
Chinese Documentary Film Festival
Blood-pumping action not your thing? Catch these Asian documentaries instead.
Sep 8-Oct 5. Various screening locations, www.cdf.asia. $70 from www.urbtix.hk.
Sep 8, 9, 10
Sipmith Distiller Jared Brown
Master distiller Jared Brown of London gin distillery Sipsmith is in town to show off a few ginny tricks.
Sep 8, The Lobster Bar, Island Shangri-La; Sep 9, "The History of Gin" at Restaurant & Bar Hong Kong; Sep 10, guest appearance at The Pawn.
Around the World tour—Edition Ibiza
Too busy to shoot off to the island paradise of Ibiza? Let Ozone bring you Balearic beats to die for. 10pm til late.
Ozone Rooftop Bar, The Ritz-Carlton. Tickets $250 at the door including a glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label.
Secret Brunch Club
Free-flow bubbles, live DJs and bags of brunch at a secret location.
Fashion for Good
Shop for vintage couture and pre-loved designer fashions. All proceeds go to local charity HandsOn Hong Kong.
11am-6pm. Lot 5, 5 Staunton St., Central, handsonhongkong. com. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freespace Fest may have downsized this year, but it returns as a monthly event: Sway to local indie bands, shop from a handicraft market, or jump into a frisbee workshop by the Hong Kong Ultimate Players Association.
2-7pm. Nursery Park, West Kowloon Cultural District.
Cine Italiano! Film Festival
Opens with award-winning comedy “An Italian Name.” Try to look effortlessly cool when you show up.
Full programme at cine-italiano.hk. Tickets $80 from thegrandcinema.com.hk.
Sep 17-Nov 7
Nam June Paik: The Late Style
Robots, TV monitors, buddhas: this is your chance to see works by the father of video art from the last decade of his life.
Gagosian Gallery, 7/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St., Central, 2151-0555.
Revealed Recordings Asian Club Tour
Five EDM DJs, one night at Levels: Manse, Joey Dale, Julian Calor, Kill the Buzz and Thomas Newson.
1 On Hing Terrace, Central, 2850-6826. $250 in advance, $400 at the door. Free entry for Don’t Let Daddy Know ticket holders.
Sundance Film Festival
Cutting-edge arthouse flicks straight from Sundance in Utah. Opening film “The Wolfpack” (Sep 18, 26) is a documentary about six homeschooled brothers who express themselves through homemade films.
The Metroplex@E-Max, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, hk.sundance.org.
Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix
Fast cars and awesome parties: It’s pretty much the only reason to go to Singapore.
Check out our guide to the 2015 Singapore grand prix here.
Aqua Luna 15th anniversary free cruise
To mark its 15th anniversary, Aqua Group is giving out free rides on its iconic Chinese junk Aqua Luna to anyone who holds a Hong Kong ID.
10am-5pm. Free on a first-come-first-served basis.
South Island Art Day
Twenty of city’s best galleries and artist’s studios open their doors to the uneducated public (that’s us).
Noon-8pm. www.sicd.com.hk, free.
The Waste Land
A performance of T.S. Eliot’s modernist masterpiece... with live cello accompaniment. It’s looking like September is the coolest month.
Sep 22-26, 8pm. Sep 26-27, 4pm. Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd., Kwai Chung. $230 from www.urbtix.hk.
Art@Lunch: Music of My Homeland
Lunchtime concert of music from home. Best get that lion rock theme queued up.
1pm-1.50pm. Agnes b.Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd., Wan Chai, 2582-0200. Free, register at www.hkaconlineregistration.com.
Sep 25-Oct 18
Singin’ in the Rain
Watery tunes? Why not?
Sep 25-Oct 11. Lyric Theatre, HKAPA, 1 Gloucester Rd., Wan Chai, 2584-8500. $445-1,125 from www.hkticketing.com.
Club Cubic Full Moon Party
Get Koh Phangan’ed up at Club Cubic with live performances and glow props. Dress code: beachwear.
Club Cubic, 2/F, Hard Rock Hotel, City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau, (+853) 6638-4999. $250 from www.cubic-cod.com. Free entry for girls in swimwear before 1am.
Magnetic Soul 10 Years Anniversary ft Bryan Gee
For the second part of its tenth anniversary, club promoter Magnetic Soul brings in drum ’n’ bass legend Bryan Gee.
Social Room, 3/F, 74-78 Stanley St., Won Hing Building, Central.
Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance
The community gets together to carry an incense-laden dragon through the streets of Tai Hang.
From 8:15pm. Tai Hang.
(Photo: Felix Wong/SCMP)
Originally intended as a way of expressing gratitude for a good harvest and to reunite with far-flung family: nowadays just an excuse to eat mooncakes.
This month’s liars tell spot-on stories themed around “Hit and Miss.”
8pm. XXX Gallery, B/F, 353-363 Des Voeux Rd. West, Shek Tong Tsui. Free.
Matt Bellamy and co. return to Hong Kong.
8pm, AsiaWorld-Arena, Sky Plaza Rd., Chek Lap Kok, 3606-8828. $780 from www.hkticketing.com.
Don’t Let Daddy Know
Skrillex headlines this curiously named EDM party. Get ready to wub the night away.
Hall 10, Asia-World Expo, 2829-7322. $780 from www.hkticketing.com.
Through Sep 30
Life is Art Film Festival
A selection of international documentaries. Highlights include “Amy” about the life and death of songstress Amy Winehouse, and “Steak (R)evolution” about the best steak in the world.
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