What’s on: Things to do in Hong Kong this November

As the weather starts to cool, here are some sensational events to keep you snug and in high spirits in November

Luminate Your Time Challenge

Photo: Panerai

When: November 3-21

Where: Panerai Hong Kong, Canton Road Flagship Boutique

In celebration of one of Panerai’s iconic material Super-Luminova, the Florentine luxury watchmaker launches Luminate Your Time Challenge—an interactive competition that explores the process of creating a light painting using long-exposure photography of up to a minute in a dark room. Participants can post and tag their photo on Instagram for a chance to snap up a special prize. Panerai also presents their latest novelties—the limited Submersible Chrono Flyback Mike Horn Edition available in 500 pieces and the pioneering Piccolo Due Madreperla that features a mother-of-pearl dial.

Book a private session between November 3 to 21.

21st Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Photo: Hong Kong International Literary Festival

When: November 5-15

Where: Virtual or event-specific

Book lovers, this one’s for you. This November, Hong Kong International Literary Festival returns with The Rebound Edition, highlighting themes prevalent in society today including resilience, recovery, wellness and mental health.

To celebrate people enduring difficult times, featured authors and speakers explore topics ranging from challenges in life in quarantine, work-life balance to rejoice for food, humour, and heritage. Designed by Hong Kong artist Don Mak, the Festival illustration complements the stimulating literature and provides comforting companionship and poetic immersion for bibliophiles.

A variety of event access passes are up for grabs including twenty events free of charge, ticketed online events from $50 and live events from HK$100 to name a few. Tickets are available now on the official website.

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair 2021

Photo: Hong Kong Trade Development Council

When: November 11-13

Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

The 13th Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair 2021 arrives this November after a delay due to the pandemic’s preventive measures.

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the fair will exhibit an impeccable selection of fine wines, premium spirits, champagne and world-class beers. Not just an event that offers wine trading and procurement opportunities where buyers, experts and exhibitors around the world can connect on a professional level, it’s a tasteful experience for consumers, too, who wants to get up close with vino from around the world.

Be on the lookout for registration information on the official website.

Also see: Artist Lousy’s journey from graffitiing Hong Kong’s streets to art fair debut

M+ opening

Photo: Virgile Simon Bertrand Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

When: From November 12

Where: M+, 38 Museum Drive, West Kowloon Cultural District

Set to open to the public on November 12, the M+ museum is one of the city’s most anticipated happenings in 2021. In six thematic exhibitions, M+ presents around 1,500 pre-eminent artworks dating back to the 1950s to today which showcase twentieth- and twenty-first-century visual culture within an Asian context.

The to-be landmark overlooking Victoria Harbour houses 17,000 square-metre of exhibition space across thirty-three galleries and holds an array of facilities from cinemas, tea and coffee bar to a learning hub and research centre, offering visitors an unprecedented all-inclusive experience. Admission is free for a year for Hong Kong residents with valid identification.

K-pop Dance Festival: The Evolution of K-pop

Photo: Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong

When: November 13

Where: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Festive Korea organised by the Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong comes back with a wide assortment of inspiring events to promote Korean culture and bridge the meaningful collaboration between Korea and Hong Kong.

Of the diverse activities ranging from a cultural marketplace with Korean food to live music featuring Korean music artists and Hong Kong orchestras, the K-pop Dance Festival is expected to stand out to avid K-pop fans. In a series of performances, passionate dancers from Hong Kong take the audience down the memory lane of K-pop music from the 90s to now.

Register here and hop on the K-wave yourself.

The Great Gatsby Immersive Dining Experience

Photo: The Peninsula Hong Kong

When: Now to November 27, every Thursday to Saturday only

Where: Felix, 28/F, The Peninsula, Tsim Sha Tsui

If you’re a lover of parties and costumes, you wouldn’t want to miss out on the lavish soirées hosted by the infamous Jay Gatsby. In an exquisite four-course dinner crafted by Chef de Cuisine Juan Gomez accompanied by an engrossing theatrical performance directed by the acclaimed artistic director Richard Crawford, Felix at The Peninsula Hong Kong and the award-winning Secret Theatre join forces to transport guests back to New York in the roaring twenties.

Join Gatsby and his beautiful friends for a splendid night at his extravagant mansion followed by an after-party featuring Hong Kong’s “Clubbing Godfather” DJ Andrew Bull. Oh, and did we mention the best-dressed guest will be awarded a staycation? Regular and VIP tickets are $2000 and $2500 per head, grab yours now on the official website.

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