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.
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
Where: MOViE MOViE CityPlaza, 5/F Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong,
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
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
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)
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
Where: 7/F, Red Sugar, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Hong Kong
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
Where: Various cinemas
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
Where: PMQ Central
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
Where: Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre
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
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
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
Where: Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
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
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space
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
Where: Asia World Expo Hall 10
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
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
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
Where: Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
With additional reporting from Ryan Chau