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The Weekend Ahead

If you’re reading this, firstly congratulations on surviving the crazy heat that’s still lingering around our city despite summer being officially over. Secondly, we seem to have a bit of an alcoholic theme among our lineup of events this weekend, so whether you prefer to sip on some fine wines or chug down a cold one like there’s no tomorrow, it’s only fair that we offer them up as solutions to help you keep on beating the heat.


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Cathay Camera Club Photography Exhibition

Head down to the Tipping Point SoHo this week and catch a glimpse of the stunning works by some of Hong Kong’s finest photographers at Cathay Camera Club’s annual photography exhibition. Whether you’re a keen learner who just bought your first DSLR camera, or a well-experienced photographer who’s always looking to build your knowledge, the exhibition will feature numerous club competition winners and submissions from throughout the year, so you can explore the different ways of how Hong Kong is perceived through a different set of eyes.

When: September 20 – 22, (7pm – 11.55pm)
Where: Tipping Point SoHo, G/F, Escapade, 55 Elgin Street, Central
How much: Free admission
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Kedington Annual Wine Fair 2017

The wait is finally over and the 12th annual Kedington Annual Wine Fair has returned! For one night only, stroll around the fair as you taste over 100 incredible wines made by 18 different producers from across 8 different countries, meet the winemakers, and catch a mouthful of delectable nibbles catered by The Upper House. Whilst you’re at it, don’t miss out on all the special one-time offers on all of the wines on show as well as a chance to win rare vintage bottles in the lucky draw. Hurry and book your ticket now!

When: September 21, (6.30pm – 9.30pm)
Where: The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway Admiralty
How much: $330 (Group combos are also available)
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Ariana Grande Live in Hong Kong

Capturing the world by storm with her out-of-this-world vocals and insanely catchy tunes, Ariana Grande is finally making her way to Hong Kong! Hitting the top of the billboard charts with song after song, this incredible superstar will be bringing all the hits from her early career right down to tracks from her latest album Dangerous Woman. Get ready for an epic night of non-stop singing and dancing.

When: September 21, (from 8pm til late)
Where: AsiaWorld-Arena, AsiaWorld-Expo
How much: $888 – $4,888
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Beertopia 2017

You know time flies by when you realise it’s already September and the word ‘Beertopia’ begins to pop up everywhere. Don’t worry, we feel the same, but however you’re feeling about time passing by, make sure Beertopia is on your to do list. This two-day beer-filled extravaganza will feature over 500 different craft beers and ciders from around the world, along with over 20 restaurants to feed your post-alcohol hunger, live bands and DJs, shisha garden, and games tent. We guarantee it’s going to be a weekend you will remember (that’s if you can)!

When: September 22 – 23, (8pm – 11pm)
Where: Central Harbourfront event space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central
How much: $290 – $495
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Asia Contemporary Art Show: Fall 2017 Edition

With a Spring edition and Fall edition occurring annually, the Asia Contemporary Art Show is the only art fair in Hong Kong that takes place twice a year. The show presents works by artists from over 20 countries around the world such as South Korea, the Philippines, and Japan. Art-lovers will also be excited to hear that the fair’s reoccurring Artist Dialogues section will be dedicating a whole floor for guests to meet and engage with emerging talents as well as well-established artists. If you’re looking to purchase a few art collectables yourself, this exhibition is the place to be!

When: September 22, (1.30pm – 5.30pm) / September 23, (1.30pm – 9.30pm) / September 24, (11am – 6pm)
Where: Conrad Hong Kong, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
How Much: $240 (2-for-1 offer if purchased online)
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4 Tales of Jinjuu: The Pearl Queen

Calling all pearl-lovers and mermaid-wannabes, Jinjuu is hosting one of their extravagant Saturday night soirées again and this time it’s all about the bling – well by that we mean pearls, and lots of them! In Korean the word Jinjuu actually stands for pearls, so it only makes sense for them to throw a nautical-themed party that celebrates this wonderful jewel from the sea. Dress in aquatic blue and pearly whites, or even step inside a mermaid costume to win the best dressed prize, and remember, the event is free for walk-ins, but if you and your buddies want to grab a table for the night then make sure you call ahead to RSVP.

When: September 23, (from 10pm til late)
Where: Jinjuu HK, UG/F, 32 D’aguilar Street, Central
How much: Free admission (Table bookings will require minimum charge)
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Pinky Fest

Featuring over 80 different beauty and wellness brands, a giant 10m x 10m pink maze, and a ton of freebies up for grabs – trust me ladies, you don’t want to miss this year’s Pinky Fest. And where would a pink festival be without pink food? With an array of exclusive pink-themed nibbles available, you can sip on a pink juice whilst getting a henna tattoo done at one of the many workshops held during the festival. So make your way down to Central Harbourfront this weekend and get ready for a celebration of all things pink!

When: September 23, (9pm – 10pm) / September 24, (8pm – 6pm)
Where: Central Harbourfront event space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central
How much: $90 – $180
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Yum Sing Bar’s Homecoming

Yum Sing! Ever heard this phrase uttered as people clink their glasses together in the air? Well, it translates to “Bottoms up!” in Cantonese, and that’s exactly what you should be doing down at Lee Garden’s pop-up Yum Sing Bar. Back for a limited time only, this pop-up installation will be recreating the city’s most legendary hotspot that had been around for almost three decades during the 70s. With signature cocktails, classic decor, as well as live music entertainment, strap in for a trip down memory lane!

When: September 18 – 21 and 25 – 27, (6pm – 11pm)
Where: 3/F, Lee Garden One, 33 Hysan Ave, Causeway Bay
How much: Free admission
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Hip-Hop Yoga x Mahka

Who says yoga has to be peaceful? Introducing Hip-Hop yoga, this rhythmic class will include a Vinyasa-based sequence with a live DJ spinning old-school jams and new heavy beats. It’s still the same yoga you know, but with an extra spin of fun. Yogis of all levels are welcome to join and as always, remember to bring your own mat.

When: September 26, (7pm – 9pm)
Where: Mahka, 4 Wa Lane, Sheung Wan
How much: $280
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Test Your Palate 2017

Wet your whistle at this year’s Test Your Palate 2017 as part of the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition. Featuring over 300 wines from 13 different countries, including a spirit bar that will be serving various competition spirits, this two-day event invites you to truly put your palate to the test and see if you’re really the wine expert you’ve always claimed to be. Even if you’re not exactly stacked up on wine knowledge, just come along for the fun and receive tasting tips from Asia’s top wine and spirit experts who can help guide you through each and every glass. As an extra bonus, all tickets will include a complimentary Lucaris wine glass valued at $110.

When: September 27 – 28, (6pm – 8.30pm)
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai
How much: $320 – $560
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Ongoing Events …

Scarlett’s Oyster Festival

Get slurping at Scarlett Café & Wine and tuck into some of the finest oysters from the French sea. In collaboration with Royal Oyster, customers will get to enjoy signature varieties with prices as low as $28. And if you head down to Scarlett on September 25 to 27, you can even enjoy an exclusive insight on oyster farming as well as tasting notes and food pairing ideas from two passionate oyster farmers and a gourmet specialist all the way from France.

When: September 25 – October 31, (3pm – 11.30pm)
Where: Scarlett, 2 Austin Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: $28 – $388
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Happy Wednesday x Deliveroo

With Happy Wednesdays back on our calendars, there’s no more suffering with hump day blues. Instead, gather your friends and order-in for some local comfort food, or dig into a juicy burger with Deliveroo for their exclusive deal with Happy Wednesday and get free entry to the races as well as a complimentary free beer. So get ordering and become a Deliveroo customer to receive weekly EDMs with a registration link to claim your reward.

When: Until March 2018
Where: Hong Kong Jockey Club, Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley
How much: Prices vary
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First Smash 4 Art Exhibition

Presented by Art Experience Foundation, which serves as a platform to open doors for young and developing artists, the First Smash 4 exhibition will feature five emerging local artists who through their artwork, offer a creative dialogue on their cultures and identities. The exhibition is especially unique due to the use of rare mediums such as hand-carved movable type woodblock, archival installation, and anthotype (creating images using plant-based photosensitive materials).

When: Until September 23, (Monday to Saturday, 11am – 6pm)
Where: Art Experience Gallery, Room 2009, 20/F, Cable TV Tower, 9 Hoi Shing Road, Tsuen Wan
How Much: Free admission
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Wang Gongxin: Rotation

Presented by White Cube Hong Kong, the Rotation exhibition will be multimedia artist Wang Gongxin’s first ever solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Beginning his career as a painter before moving on to become a pioneering media artist, the exhibition will present some of the artist’s earliest installation works, as well as three new works exclusively created for the exhibition. If you miss out on this one, we can’t promise there will be another chance to see Wang’s rare and unique work anytime soon!

When: September 6 – November 11, (Tuesday to Saturday, 11am – 7pm)
Where: White Cube Hong Kong, 50 Connaught Road, Central
How much: Free admission
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HONG KONG HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS PRIZE 2017

From now until November 1, the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2017 will be opening its doors to accept entries by all Hong Kong-based visual artists who wish to partake in this competition centering on the theme of local or international human rights. The winner will receive a generous cash prize of $35,000, as well as an exclusive trophy hand-forged by Hong Kong’s very own artist and judge, Kacey Wong. Better get those creative juices flowing!

When: Until November 1
Where: Justice Centre Hong Kong (online)
How Much: Free admission
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Tycoon Tann x Samantha Li

Celebrating the roots of Hong Kong’s culture through dining and art, Tycoon Tann’s art programme will be exhibiting local artist Samantha Li’s art works down at their restaurant until the end of October. Guests can purchase any of Samantha’s pieces on display, but if you’re not exactly an art collector, you can always feast you eyes (and stomach) on some of the Samantha-inspired desserts and cocktails that promises to bring culinary art to a whole new level.

When: Until October 31, (Lunch at 11.30am – 3pm / Dinner at 6pm – 11.30pm)
Where: 74 Wellington Street, Central
How much: Free admission
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Self Adventure at Fringe Club

Discover a different side of Hong Kong and find hidden gems all around Central you never knew existed. Whilst you’re out and about, keep an eye out for Fringe Club’s QR code hotspots – when you find one, simply scan the code and mountains of info on the specific place will appear straight on your device. Don’t worry if you’re having trouble finding any of these magical locations, just head over to Fringe Club and they will let you in on the secret. There’s special prizes up for grabs too if you like their Facebook page and answer the questions that are right next to the codes.

When: Until September 30
Where: All around Central
How much: Free admission
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Hong Kong in Fashion

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then this year’s Centrestage event must already be on your calendar, but for those not so familiar, don’t worry, ‘Hong Kong in Fashion’ is a series of fashion events happening all around Hong Kong, designed to set the scene for the big day. From a Fashion Avenue Fest at Lee Tung Avenue to a City of Dance flash mob down at Harbour City, check out their website now to mark down those oh-so-fashion dates in your diary!

When: Until September 30
Where:
 locations vary
How much: Free admission
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On Sharks & Humanity Exhibition

On Sharks & Humanity is a powerful exhibition that brings together 36 top international contemporary artists who have joined forces to raise awareness on the negative impact of the shark fin trade. The first of its kind, the exhibition aims to raise public awareness of shark conservation in Hong Kong and the Greater Pearl River Delta region. On Sharks & Humanity is presented by Parkview Arts Action and co-curated by the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, in partnership with international non-profit organisation WildAid.

When: Until the end of September
Where: Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Pier No. 8.
How much: $30 for adults and $15 for students and seniors
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Eternal Life: Exploring Ancient Egypt Exhibition

For some family friendly education this weekend, take the kids to the Hong Kong Science Museum to see the ‘Eternal Life – Exploring Ancient Egypt’ exhibition. The display will introduce six Egyptian mummies from between 3,000 and 1,800 years old, with the latest scanning technology revealing the age and gender of each. To enhance your experience even more and truly understand the meaning of afterlife in ancient Egyptian society, you can use a series of interactive exhibits using the latest technology, such as 3D projection mapping and virtual reality.

The exhibition is also throwing in a promotion that lasts until August 27, where if you spend $400 or more on lunch at any restaurant in the Tsim Sha Tsui Centre or Empire Centre (during weekends or public holidays) you can redeem two admission tickets. Spend $800 or more and you can redeem four tickets. Ticket and museum pass holders can also enjoy 10 percent of the bill at Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant, 15 percent off at Namo Avant Thai Restaurant (only valid by credit card settlement and between 12pm – 2.30pm), or enjoy a welcome drink at Spasso Italian Bar & Restaurant (valid for dinner only). Read our full review of the exhibition here.

When: Until October 18, (10am)
Where: Hong Kong Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East
How much: $30
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