This fall, gear up for a spooky season packed with otherworldly experiences, international sights, and nerve-tingling adventures. Here are six things you can do this October in Hong Kong
Immersive Journey of Junji Ito
When: October 1-31
Where: The Annex, M/F, The Mills
Notorious for their meticulous yet grotesque art style, Junji Ito’s mangas have achieved cult status around the world. Most notably, the character Tomie, who is portrayed as a girl smiling with a splitting image of a monster, has gone viral and since been an inspiration to many including tattoo artists.
The Immersive Journey of Junji Ito presented by The Mills features five major stories from the prominent horror mangaka. The twisted settings are brought to life in each exhibition area via life-size character models in cramped spaces—giving visitors a surreal look into Ito’s world of horror.
Where: Lanson Place Hong Kong Causeway Bay Hotel, 133 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay
Art Next Expo returns this October to showcase the development of Hong Kong’s contemporary art, ranging from ink, mixed media to large-scale installation and art toys. This year’s exhibition brings together Hong Kong creatives alongside emerging artists from Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia as well as other parts of Asia, Europe, North America and South Africa.
With a mission to make art accessible to all and for art lovers to connect—this year’s event will be free of charge. Don’t miss out on this if you want to get up close and personal with artists and their work.
The Sleeping Beauty by Hong Kong Ballet
When: October 14-17
Where: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
If you’re a hopeless romantic and a lover of ballet and fairytales, look no further. Hong Kong Ballet presents a Disney classic—The Sleeping Beauty—featuring Wei Wei as Prince Désiré in his final role as a principal dancer.
Dubbed one of the most famous ballets in history alongside Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the story revolves around Prince Désiré who saves Princess Aurora from the wicked fairy Carabosse’s curse with a kiss. Grab your tickets for Tchaikovsky’s phenomenal score and a knight and damsel’s tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Celebrate this Halloween with the return of Ocean Park’s all-inclusive glamping package. This time, you’ll get to experience thrilling interactive horror games while enjoying the sights of mother nature in the comfort of air-conditioned tents equipped with a mini-fridge and bathing facilities.
Gather your friends and family for a two-day, one-night glamping experience jam-packed with fun activities, including a Thai style grill for dinner, capybara sightings during the day, penguins during the night and much more.
Oktoberfest returns to Basehall, bringing the party from Munich to Hong Kong with more beer, German-inspired dishes and authentic traditional festivities, including a beer stein holding competition. Kids can join in on the fun, too. This year’s event will feature a series of family-friendly activities, ranging from cookie decorating, ring toss to face painting and much more. The Oktoberfest cookie decorating is prepared by Nest Bakery, a non-profit bakery supporting adults with learning disabilities in Hong Kong.
If you miss the flavour of international travel, pack your lederhosen and hit up Basehall for a night of German festivities. Get your tickets at Eventbrite to get into the spirit.
Jurassic Park in Concert
When: October 22-23
Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra performs John William’s acclaimed film score to the epic Jurassic Park. The complete film will screen in English with Chinese subtitles alongside a live orchestra performance. Movie and music lovers rejoice- get ready for a transcendental experience into the stunning Jurassic World accompanied by enthralling special effects and a gripping adventure of men against cloned dinosaurs.
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