What’s on in the Southside, September 2017

From the return of Kin Hong Seafood Festival, the Asia Contemporary Art Show to Swim For Millions, there’s an abundance of exciting cultural, culinary and outdoor events in the Southside and beyond this September.

On Sharks and Humanity Exhibition

Launched in partnership with Parkview Arts Action and WildAid, Hong Kong Maritime Museum is presenting a special exhibition showcasing the importance of shark preservation. Through the works of 36 internationally recognised artists, filmmakers, and photographers, this first-of-its-kind exhibition strives to raise awareness about the negative impacts of the shark fin trade.

Tickets are available at the museum ticketing office at $30, running from 9:30am on weekdays and 10am on weekends.

Pop-Up Farmers’ Market

Farmers are gathering at Tong Chong Street Market in Taikoo Place to bring locally grown seasonal produce to the city. Support the local farming community – you can rest at ease knowing your weekly shopping is fresh and organic.

Open Monday to Friday, noon till 6 pm.

SEP 1 – 2
Retykle ‘Back to School’ pop up at Maggie & Rose

Back by popular demand, Retykle returns to Maggie & Rose for a two day ‘Back to School’ pop up. With over 250 designer brands for kids aged 0-8 at up to 90 per cent off the original retail price, you can stock up on pre-loved clothing for the school year ahead.

In partnership with Redress’s 10 for 10 campaign, Retykle will be donating 10 per cent of sales from single transactions over $1,010 this month to the environmental NGO to support reducing waste in the fashion industry.

2-8pm on September 1; 9am-12pm on September 2. Maggie & Rose, the pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay.

SEP 1-8
Fabric pop-up sale

Fabulous fabric lengths from Altfield’s top decorative brands at up to 50 percent off. Freshen up your look with a dash of colour and beautiful patterns.

10am-6pm (Mon–Fri); 10am–5pm (Sat), Altfield Interiors HK Central showroom, Shop 1101, 9 Queen’s Road Central, 2525 2738, altfield.com.hk

SEP 1-30
Kin Hong Seafood Festival

Ocean Recovery Alliance, a local non-profit, is organising its second seafood festival to build public knowledge of sustainable seafood. There are over a hundred participating restaurants, retailers, and F&B groups this year, including companies from San Francisco, Shanghai, Beijing, and Macau – your patronage at these restaurants will support their cause.

Learn about why you should care about where your food comes from straight from the experts at their panel discussion event “Behind the Scenes with Sustainable Seafood” on September 21 at Metta in LKF.

Visit oceanrov.org for more details.

Deep Water Bay Kayak n Run

Enjoy some family fun in this action-packed course around Middle Island and Deep Water Bay. Minimum age 6. Children under 11 years old must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or above. Kayaks, paddles, and lifejackets provided.

7.30am start, tickets at actionasiaevents.com.

The Yu Lan Hungry Ghost Festival

According to traditional beliefs, the seventh lunar month is when restless spirits come out to wander the earth, and the height of ghostly activity falls mid month – September 15 this year. People around the city will be honouring their ancestors by burning offerings and presenting food. A highlight of this festival is the Chinese opera performances staged on pop-out theatres to honour deities and deceased alike.

The Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Organisations is holding a series of events from September 1-3, including a Yu Lan Festival exhibition and a ‘Hong Kong Blessings’ ceremony.

Head down to Soccer Pitch 1 in Victoria Park to join in the festivities.

SEP 5-9
Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair

The world’s largest time-piece fair is back with an array of clocks, complete watches, smart watches, machinery, and trade services from over 27 different countries and regions, including a new arrival from Lebanon.

Visit hktdc.com/hkwatchfair to register.

Wine Rally at The Bay

Head down to the Repulse Bay’s annual wine fair and spend the evening enjoying fine wines and culinary delights, all to the chilled out beats of “DJ Paddington”. There will be over 80 wines to try, as well as oyster shucking and foie gras stations from 7-8pm. $528 per person (enjoy $60 off, plus a wine glass gift set, if you register by September 7). $408 per person for residents and club members of The Repulse Bay.

7-10pm, The Marquee and Spices Terrace, 109 Repulse Bay Road. Dress code: smart casual. To reserve, email verandah@therepulsebay.com or call 2292 2822.

Tea-Dye & Tea Ceremony: A Sustainable Workshop

Revert back to simpler times with this sustainable and minimal wastage workshop, where you can participate in the ancient technique of colouring using natural pigments. Lead by Anna Cennamo of Extraction Project, learn how to extract colours from natural sources like tea to dye paper and fabrics. The two-part workshop in Aberdeen will also include a tea ceremony facilitated by Resham Daswani of Spiral Spaces, exploring the wisdom and healing rooted in the art of tea.

Tickets cost $469, for booking and more details visit eventbrite.com

SEP 13
ESF Language & Learning Centre Parent Information Session

ESF Language & Learning Centre is holding information sessions to introduce parents to its facilities and programmes.

7pm-10pm. 2/F Prime Mansion, 183/187 Johnston Road, Wan Chai. Visit esf.org.hk for more details.

SEP 15
International Day of Democracy

SEP 15-17
Squash Angels Tournament

As part of the global Women’s Squash Week, a new women’s open squash tournament is premiering in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Cricket Club. A total of 64 women from Hong Kong’s sports clubs, universities, and schools will be participating – all females aged 10 to 60+ are welcome to join.

Entrants will be placed into three draws based on the HK Squash League ladies grades, with equal prize money for the winner of each level. Match play will run from Friday through Sunday, and there will also be a Saturday social at the HKCC where all players can meet award-winning players and coaches.

For more details, visit squashangels.com

SEP 16
SCMP International Schools Festival 2017

The Education Post is hosting an event for parents to discover the best international kindergartens, and primary and secondary schools in the city. Tickets at $40 per head which includes a complimentary copy of ‘Good Schools Guide – International Schools 2018/2019’, plus a chance to win a pair of round-trip tickets to Auckland.

9am-4pm, JW Marriott, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty. Tickets available at eventbrite.hk and internationalschoolsfestival.com

SEP 21-24
Asia Contemporary Art Show

A diverse lineup of over 25,000 unique artworks spread around 80 living spaces. This autumn edition features a new series entitled Intersections, highlighting Japanese works. Browse through original paintings, sculpture, and photography by some of today’s most interesting mid-career and up-and-coming artists.

$240 on the door or register early and bring a friend for free. Event running at the Conrad Hong Kong. Visit asiacontemporaryart.com for more details.

SEP 22
Mums @ PLAY Bazaar

An intimate friendly bazaar specifically run “for mums by mums” held in a vibrant Mexican cantina. If you are a small business vendor without store presence looking for a venue to sell your products or services, this event was made for you. Meet a close-knit group of passionate vendors and network with guests over lunch.

Last year’s event included authentic Turkish ceramic, essential oils, handmade baby accessories, and even Math tutors! The organisers have also partnered with various organisations to offer lucky draw prizes to customers. El Charro Cyberport.

Contact mehroo@mumsatplay.com for vending enquiries, or visit mumsatplay.com for more details.

SEP 23
Systema in Stanley Promenade

Systema is a Russian martial art that dates back to the 10th century. Also known as ‘poznai sebia’, or ‘know yourself’, Systema encourages practitioners to discover the full extent of their limitations, and to cultivate a strength of spirit through humility and self-reflection. Systema Hong Kong is holding outdoor public sessions around various parks around the city every month. $300. All proceeds will be donated to the Action Asia Foundation.

Visit systemahongkong.com/systema-in-the-park and actionasiaevents.com/about-us/action-asia-events.html for more details.

SEP 24
Delia School of Canada Navratri Utsav 2017

Celebrate Navratri in Hong Kong. Featuring the live performers Gujarati Shakira (Anita Sharma) and Rockers band from Surat, India, Wan Chai’s Southorn Stadium will be transformed into a Dandiya and Garba performance area for both professionals and amateurs alike. We hear there will even be a few Bollywood celebrities dancing among the crowd this year.

Tickets are retailing for $250, call Apoorva on 6416 6777 or Tanya on 6434 8876.

SEP 24
Swim for Millions

Head down to Repulse Bay Beach to take part in this charity swim for all levels. Participants can join under different categories with different race courses. There will also be beach games booths for those not swimming to also enjoy.

Registration and details at commchest.org.hk

SEP 24
Step Out for Children Treasure Hunt and Carnival

Hosted by the Society for the Relief of Disabled Children, Step Out for Children is a sponsored treasure hunt that will be raising funds for Mitochondrial Disease Diagnostic Tests. Participants can play games that promotes awareness of mitochondrial disease in Ocean View Court carnival and try out the treasure hunt in Waterfront Park. The first 800 participants will receive a gift bag.

10am-4pm, Ocean View Court, The Arcade, Cyberport. Register at fringebacker.com or hkday.com.hk/product/10284