HK Magazine Archive

Time to Skip Work: What to do in Hong Kong in September 2015

Summer's over: It's time to get busy again.

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 September, 2015, 4:00pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 4:49pm

Sep 3-26  
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

Sep 5-23 
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.

Sep 6 
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 

Sep 6  
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)

Sep 6-19 
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, $70 from

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.

Sep 12
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.

Sep 12
Secret Brunch Club 

Free-flow bubbles, live DJs and bags of brunch at a secret location.

Sep 12-13 
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 [email protected].

Sep 13
Freespace Happening 

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.

Sep 16-20 
Cine Italiano! Film Festival 

Opens with award-winning comedy “An Italian Name.” Try to look effortlessly cool when you show up.
Full programme at Tickets $80 from

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.

Sep 17 
​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.

Sep 17-27 
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 [email protected], 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay,

Sep 18-20
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. 

Sep 19 
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.

Sep 19 
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., free.

Sep 22-27 
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

Sep 25 
[email protected]: 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

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

Sep 26 
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 Free entry for girls in swimwear before 1am.

Sep 26 
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.

Sep 26-28 
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)

Sep 27 
Mid-Autumn Festival 

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.

Sep 28 
Liars’ League 

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.

Sep 29 

Matt Bellamy and co. return to Hong Kong.
8pm, AsiaWorld-Arena, Sky Plaza Rd., Chek Lap Kok, 3606-8828. $780 from

Sep 30 
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

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.

I haven't had enough! I want to know…

What to do in October 2015

What to do in November 2015

What to do in Pink Season 2015