What’s On in the Southside, Oct 2017

What's On in the Southside, Oct 2017

From the Hong Kong Tennis Open, HKIS’s pumpkin festival to the Repulse Bay Triple, here are the best things to do in the Southside and beyond this October.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Based on the Oscar-winning movie, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is the story of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus named Priscilla, searching for love and friendship. They end up on a journey of self-discovery and the road trip of a lifetime across the Australian outback.

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre. Tickets from $445 via hkticketing.com.hk

Halloween costume crafting

Learn sewing techniques, make fantasy wear and turn everyday items into scary designs. No prior knowledge required. Wearing long pants, close-fitted shirts and closed-toe non-slip shoes on the day.

2:30-5:30pm on October 1,8,15,22 and 29. At MakerBay Central, PMQ Unit H-508. $480 per person per session. Register at makerbay.org

OCT 7-15
Hong Kong Tennis Open

The Hong Kong Tennis Open returns for the fourth year. Watch as world-class players descend on Hong Kong to battle it out for the grand prize of US$500,000. The first three days of the tournament are free to the public on a first come, first-served basis. Thereafter, tickets start at $160. Victoria Park Tennis Stadium, Causeway Bay.

Buy tickets at cityline.com and Tom Lee outlets, or call 2111 5333

OCT 8-29
Scare School HK by Glitter and Gore

A course of four workshops, created and led by professional Scare Actors from the UK. Each has a different focus, helping students create their own Haunted House walk through for friends and family to visit during the final workshop.

10am-12.30pm & 1.30-4pm on Sundays. Dramatic English Education Centre, Happy Valley. $2,500 per student. Email lizzi@glitterandgore.hk with enquiries.

OCT 10-14
PAGEANT: The Musical

Directed by Marek Steenkamp and presented by The Hong Kong Singers Limited, PAGEANT is an official Pink Season 2017 Calendar Event that mocks pageant shows by being one. Judges selected from the audience have to choose which one of the show’s six contestants (all played by men) are worthy of the  title of Miss Glamouresse. The hopefuls all compete in a grueling series of evening gown, swimwear, and talent rounds.

Children under 10 not admitted. 8pm, McAuley Studio Theatre, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai.  Tickets available through urbtix.hk

OCT 11-12
The Roots of Flamenco

Join Flamenco’s “Golden Couple” of Sonia Olla and Ismael Fernandez for two nights of performances. Olla and Fernandez worked with Madonna for her 2015-2016 album “Rebel Heart” – Sonia choreographed while samples of Ismael’s voice are featured in “La Isla Bonita.”

8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre. Buy tickets through urbtix.hk

OCT 12
Helena May Charity Bazaar

Over 50 stalls selling handmade crafts, jewellery, accessories and books, among other things, on the day.

The Helena May, 35 Garden Road, Central. Call 2522 6766 or visit helenamay.comfor more information.

OCT 13-15
The Garden Gathering

A three-day retreat into nature with classes offered from over 40 leading teachers and visionaries related to wellness, yoga, healing, ceremony, culture, wisdom, and earth knowledge on Cheung Chau.

Sai Yuen Farm, Cheung Chau, thegardengathering.com  

OCT 14
South Island Art Day

Hosted by the South Island Cultural District, this is a showcase of contemporary art, dance, and music by local and international artists. There will be free food and drink throughout the event as well as a Kids Corner to keep the tots busy.

12-8pm, Wong Chuk Hang, Tin Wan, and Aberdeen; free shuttle buses run between venues. sicd.com.hk

Container Port BBQ Boat Trip

Join a tour on a boat trip that explores one of the largest and busiest container ports in the world. See ships loading, unloading, refueling, and being pushed by tugs.

11am-3:30pm. $900 per adult, $760 per child, including a sausage sizzle, salads and vegetables, carrot cake and beer, wine, soft drinks and water. Book tickets at hongkongyachting.com

OCT 15-22
Lush Kids Party

Pink Season teams up with LUSH to host a fun-filled afternoon of creativity for rainbow families. 3-5PM, 492 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay on October 15; and 3-5pm, 68 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok on October 22. Free registration.

Register at eventbrite.hk

OCT 19-28
Under Our Shelter

A curated look at Hong Kong’s history as a place of refuge using new, archived and privately held images, many of which have never been displayed in public. The Grand Opening Night runs from 6:30-9:30pm on October 19 at Loft 22, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong. Tickets available at ticketflap.com for $288 which includes entry and a catalogue of the highlight photos from the exhibition. All other nights are free entry with a suggested donation of $100.

The event will be moved to St Andrew’s Church, Tsim Sha Tsui between October 23-28. facebook.com/events/360831787682741

OCT 21
Hong Kong International School Pumpkin Festival

Hosted by the HKIS Parent Faculty Organization, seasonal activities include a pumpkin patch, a bouncy castle and slide, games with prizes, a talent show, a used-book fair, Boo-tique shopping and food.

11am-3pm, Hong Kong International Middle School, 700 Tai Tam Reservoir Road.

OCT 21
Harbour School Open House

The Harbour School’s preparatory school, The Harbour Village, is holding an open house. 10 am-12 pm, 2/F, 23 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town.

Sign up at theharbourschool.openapply.com/openday

OCT 22
ESF 50th Anniversary Marathon

In celebration of ESF’s 50th anniversary. Race categories include 1km to 10km runs and a 1km family walk. There will also be a community carnival.

9:30am–4pm at Edinburgh Place, Central, racing from 8am–10:30am, Central harbourfront, marathon.esf.edu.hk

OCT 21-22
Wildlife of Russia: Mike Korostelev Photography Exhibition

Dive with orcas, swim with seals, fish for salmon with brown bears and see the beauty of Russia through Mike Korostelev’s photography.

Galerie Les Noms, 47 Sai Street, Sheung Wan, glesnoms.com

OCT 22
ESF 50th Anniversary Marathon

In celebration of ESF’s 50th anniversary. Race categories include 1km to 10km runs and a 1km family walk. There will also be a community carnival.

Visit the carnival from 9:30am–4pm at Edinburgh Place, Central, and watch the races from 8am–10:30am at the Central harbourfront.

OCT 24-31
Lan Kwai Fong Halloween Party

Watch as Hong Kong’s premier party zone becomes the playground for massive street party, with costume and cosplay, featured drinks, Monster Mash competition, live performances and more throughout the week. Lan Kwai Fong, Central.

Get more details at lankwaifong.com

OCT 26-29
Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival

This festival brings world-class world-class food, drinks and entertainment to the Victoria Harbour skyline. Enjoy wine-pairing menus prepared by master chefs, tasting classes with industry experts, and wine and food booths spanning everything from single malts to artisanal cheese.

Central Harbourfront Event Space, $30 admission. For opening times, visit discoverhongkong.com

OCT 28
Chung Yeung Festival

Also called the Double Ninth Festival because it falls on the ninth day of the ninth month of the Lunar calendar. Similar to the Ching Ming Festival, families go to cemeteries to visit graves and worship ancestors.

OCT 29
Harbour Race 2017

Watch thousands of swimmers racing across the Victoria Harbour. From 8:30am, Tsim Sha Tsui Public Pier.

OCT 29
The Sedan Chair Charity Race

Race with a sedan chair to raise money for charity. All funds will go to local small charities which run education, health or social welfare community programmes.

The Matilda International Hospital, Mount Kellett Road. Sign up at sedanchairace.org

OCT 29
Repulse Bay Triple

Part of Hong Kong Beach Festival. Challenge yourself with three high-intensity interval swims in an afternoon.

Each swimmer must complete all three races to get a total race time – the shortest total race time wins. 2-6pm, Repulse Bay Beach, openwaterasia.com, register at raceresults.com.hk/event/70

OCT 29
International Hong Kong Beach Water Polo Tournament

The 5th International Hong Kong Beach Water Polo Tournament takes place at Repulse Bay. Even if you don’t play water polo, grab some friends and head to the beach for other sports and activities happening on the day, including dodgeball, woodball, fitness and yoga.

$680 entry fee for open teams (aged 18 or above), and $380 entry fee for junior teams (under 18). Register at openwaterasia.com

OCT 31

Boo! Time to get your face paint and costume ready!

NOV 2-5
Mothercare’s 1st Baby Expo

A leading British retailer of products for mothers-to- be, babies and children, Mothercare holding their 1st Baby Expo at KITEC, Kowloon Bay. Over 90 booths consist of numerous famous brands in Baby and Children industry providing innovation product. Family can find great deals, such as $1 product, and get free gift in the Expo.

Enter our giveaway now to receive a pair of tickets upon entry.

Star Hall, 3/F KITEC, Kowloon Bay.