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The best events in Hong Kong this September

Aug 29, 2018

From Hong Kong's Lesbian and Gay Film Festival to Jessie J, Above & Beyond and The Killers performing live, this September has something for everyone. Soak up some culture and head out to one of these exciting events to break routine from your usual Netflix an chill. 

Life is Art Film Festival

Photo: PMQ

The long-awaited documentary film festival returns. This year, Life is Art covers almost all aspects of culture such as photography, painting, fashion, painting, architecture, food, theatre, dance and music. The festival starts from August 24 to September 30. 

When: August 24 to September 30
Tickets: HK$95
Where: MOViE MOViE CityPlaza, 5/F Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong,
amccinemas.com.hk

Alter ego

Photo: Honeycombers Singapore

Curated by Vhils and Pauline Foessel, Alter ego showcases contemporary artworks and has six individual exhibitions in Macau such as Taipa House and Old Court Building. Make a ferry trip to Macau before summer ends. 

When: 29 August - 9 September
Where: Various locations in Macau
icm.gov.mo/fcp

W Hotel Hong Kong 2018 x Summer Crash Pool Party


W Hong Kong will be hosting their last pool party for the summer on September. Their line-up of live DJs, performances, augmented reality photo booth and light show will make for an unforgettable night. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance to avoid the steep entrance fee. 

When: September 1, 6pm to 8pm for a Poolside BBQ, 8pm to midnight for the Summer Crush Pool Party
Tickets: HK$400 (HK$500 on the door) for entry and one complimentary drink, HK$888 (HK$988 on the door) for WIP for entry and free-flow drinks and champagne until midnight and HK$1,388 for their 'Have It All' package inclusive of the poolside BBQ, entry to the pool party and free-flow drinks until midnight
Where: 76/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
w-hongkong.com/summer-crush

Centrestage

Centrestage 2018

Organised by  theHong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Asia's biggest fashion event will take place on September 5-8 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Featuring more than 210 fashion brands, industry forums and networking activities, head there to find out the latest fashion trends and designers.

When: September 5-8
Tickets: September 5-7 for trade visitors aged 18 or above (free admission) or September 8 for the public aged 12 or above (free admission)
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
centrestage.com.hk

Rose Revolution 2018 Hong Kong 

Guests having a drink at Rosé Revolution (Credit: The Flying Winemaker)

Rosé Revolution, which started in Hong Kong, is back for another year to celebrate all things pink and rosé. Organized by The Flying Winemaker, this year's ‘revolution’ will be held at the Red Sugar in the Kerry Hotel. Whether you're looking to stock up your wine collection at home or in the market for new wine glasses, Rosé Revolution's got it covered. 

If you are an owner of a rose wine company, you can exhibit your wine at the convention too.

When: September 8, 3pm to 7pm
Tickets: HK$360
Where: 7/F, Red Sugar, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Hong Kong
flyingwinemaker.com.hk

Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Photo: The loop HK

The Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival will be showing international films such as Taiwanese drama Bao Bao and I Miss you When I See You starting from September 8-22. Show some support and promote equality and acceptance for all at this exciting festival.  

When: September 8-22
Tickets: HK$85-95
Where: Various cinemas
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Asia MMA Awards
Photo: The Fight Nation

This year, the Asia MMA Awards will take place in Hong Kong for the very first time. Hosted at the PMQ ballroom, fighting fans can take advantage of the location as the ticket offers free-flow drinks at Aberdeen Street Social and complimentary access to the after party at Levels. Get ready for the show on September 14.

When: September 14
Tickets: HK$1680-1980
Where: PMQ Central
thefightnation.com

Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr, one of the most popular British comedians, will be hosting his first ever show in Hong Kong. Enjoy the one night performance at Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre on September 16.

When: 16 September
Tickets: HK$488-888
Where: Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre
jimmycarr.com

The Killers Live in Hong Kong


One of the world's most renowned American rock bands, The Killers, are coming to Hong Kong to make a stunning live performance. With their hit singles, like ‘Mr. Brightside’ reaching 289 million views on YouTube, this band is definitely a must-watch for rock enthusiasts out there. Be sure to grab your tickets fast before they sell out.

When: September 19, 8pm
Tickets: HK$888 free standing
Where: AsiaWorld-Expo
premier.hkticketing.com

Pablo Franciso 

American comedian Pablo Franciso is best know for his impersonations. He will be coming to Hong Kong from September 20-21 to hold his comedy show in Pok Fu Lam. 

When: September 20-21
Tickets: General Entry at HK$588
Where: Cyberport 3, function room 1-3, 100 Cyberport Road
pablofrancisco.com

Hong Kong International Tattoo Convention 

Asia's largest tattoo convention returns. For all the tattoo lovers out there, it's time to buy tickets and get ready to meet the most popular tattoo artists. Bands such as 24Herbs, LMF and Qiu Hong Kong will be performing on September 21-23 at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal. 

When: September 21-23
Tickets: HK$200-300
Where: Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
hktattoocon.com

Iris: Your Escape with Manulife MOVE 

Photo: West Kowloon HK

This year, Iris: Your Escape with Manulife Move, the largest outdoor Yoga & Wellness Festival in Hong Kong, will return to the Central Harbourfront. If you are looking for a little escape from city life, buy a single day pass (HK$155) or weekend pass (HK$205) to enjoy meditation, yoga and arts outdoors.

When: September 22-23
Tickets: HK$155-205
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space
fringebacker.com 

Jessie J

Photo: Female First

Yes, it's happening. British singer Jessie J is coming to Hong Kong on September 22. The world tour will take place in Asia World Expo Hall 10 and will be promoting her fourth studio album R.O.S.E.

When: September 22
Tickets: HK$698-998
Where: Asia World Expo Hall 10
asiaworld-expo.com 

Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance Parade 

Photo: note.taable

Mid-Autumn Festival is just around the corner. It's not just about indulging in the best mooncakes in Hong Kong, but also finding the best place to celebrate the festival. Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance Parade is a good place to pop by if you live near Causeway Bay. 

When: September 23-25
Tickets: Free entry
Where: Tai Hang, Causeway Bay


Above & Beyond “ABGT300” Live From Hong Kong 


If you haven’t heard of Above & Beyond, you aren’t a true Electronic Dance Music (EDM) fan. They've achieved top four on DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs and have won multiple ‘Trance’ related awards for their songs. 

When: September 29
Tickets: HK$800
Where: TBC

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Asia Contemporary Art Show 

Photo: Singapore art & gallery guide

From paintings to sculptures, the Asia Contemporary Art Show will be bringing more than 80 galleries and 2,500 artworks to Hong Kong from September 29 onwards. The art fair will be hosted in Conrad Hong Kong. 

When: 29 September - 1 October
Tickets: HK$270
Where: Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
asiacontemporaryart.com

With additional reporting from Ryan Chau

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