October Diary: What’s hot in Hong Kong?

Concerts, street parties, wine and dine events galore – here’s a look at what’s coming up in the 852.

Photo by Ruslan Bardash on Unsplash

Matters of the Art

Enigmako by Pauline-Gagnon 2013-Mixed media collage on canvas 73 x 73 cm

The Asia Contemporary Art Show will feature more than 1,500 works over the course of October 4th – 7th, 2019 at the Conrad Hong Kong. View the most enterprising contemporary art produced today (such as the above image), including over 1,500 original paintings, limited editions, sculpture, and photography. Of the many highlights, keep an eye out for the special art sectors Intersections: China presented by China Merchants Bank Hong Kong Branch and Artist Dialogues. Two for the price of one tickets are now available at Hong Kong Ticketing.

Tickets are HK$270 for three days access and two for the price of one tickets are now available at Hong Kong Ticketing, Oct 4 – 7, 2019, at the Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

Women and Wine

The Women of Wine Festival returns with a larger venue, more programmes and diverse activities. Founder Debra Meiburg brings together the ultimate pairing of global wines made by women with Hong Kong’s top businesswomen and inspirational female leaders. A cocktail of entertainment, education, inspiration and networking with Hong Kong’s trendsetters and cultural trailblazers.

5-9pm, 11 October, 2019, Tickets are HK$400-700, from Ticketflap.com. The event will be held at HKEC Connect Hall, 1/F, Exchange Square Block 1 And 2, Central. For more information, log on to wowfesthk.com

German Bierfest

From all that elegant wine related activities, we switch to a different fest that’s more ribald and raucous, the Marco Polo German Bierfest 2019! Ever year, this is a fantastically fun night out filled to the brim with German beers, food, and live music. This year a band is being specially flown in for the occasion; The Notenhobler. The backdrop might be Victoria Harbour but all the pints are from Deutschland! And there’s a fantastic early bird offer here at Klook.com now!

6-11pm, 17-27 October 2019, Tickets are HK$160, the event will be held at the Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel, for more information, log on to www.gbfhk.com/

Carly Rae Jepsen The Dedicated Tour

Canadian pop princess Carly Rae Jepsen is hitting Hong Kong this October in the wake of her latest album release Dedicated. Most fans know her from the viral hit from 2011 ‘Call Me Maybe’ – which has over 1.2 billion views on YouTube alone. She followed it up with several successful singles before releasing her albums Kiss (2012) and Emotion (2015). Dedicated is her fourth album released earlier this summer which features chart-toppers like Party for One and Now that I found You.

8pm, October 25. Tickets are $850 from Cityline, the concert will be held at the Rotunda 2, KITEC, Kowloon Bay. For more information, check out livenation.hk

Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival (Cancelled)

The 11th CCB (Asia) Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival will feature over 400 booths serving world-class food and drinks from around the globe, Featuring delicacies paired with wine-tasting, travel the world of cuisine and culture in four scrumptious days. With live music, a backdrop of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong’s magical skyline, this is one of the most highly anticipated events by and for foodies around the region.

31 October to 3 November, 2019 at the Harbourfront, Central. For more information, log on to discoverhongkong.com

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