Temperatures are slowly dropping and autumn is in full swing during November. There are tons of spectacular events taking place all across town, with the headliner being this year's Clockenflap. Don't worry if music isn't your thing, there are still loads more happening throughout the month, from exciting new art exhibitions to unmissable concerts and gigs, discover the best things to do in Hong Kong this November.
Hong Kong events highlight
In the leadup to the second annual Time Out Hong Kong Bar Awards, Time Out and Asia Miles present a bar hopping experience that encourages you, our readers, to get out there and enjoy the vibrant drinks scene the city has to offer, while also earning Miles throughout the night. Click here to find out how!
Growing up in the Bronx, the brothers were raised with an appreciation for house music. At just 18 and 15 years old, Steve and Chris released their first EP under the guidance of Dennis Ferrer in 2006. Since then they’ve received a growing wave of international renown. Beginning their long term residency in 2011 at Ibiza's DC10, over the years they have played at internationally renowned festivals including Coachella (US), Ultra Festival (US), Creamfields (AR), and more. The brothers have only continued to expand their dominance in the dance music scene.
The Hong Kong French Film Festival is back for its 48th outing with a whole new boatload of acclaimed movies. Organised by the Alliance Française de Hong Kong, the film festival will feature a total of 40 films and over 90 screenings all across the city from November 22 to December 10. Local film fans will be able to catch a slew of acclaimed French films from all types of genre including films like: A Brother's Love, a hilarious story that follows Sophia, a 35 year old unemployed academic and her relationship with her brother, Forward, an emotional documentary that takes a look at how the children from less developed countries are changing the world, and Terra Willy, a lighthearted animation that tells the story of young Willy and his adventures with Buck, a survival robot he befriends on a wild and unexplored planet. Whatever floats your boat (or popcorn) there's something for everyone. As an added bonus, a special photo exhibition by film set photographer Raymond Cauchetier will also be held from November 7 to 24 during Retrospective: “60th Anniversary of French New Wave”, a celebration of the 60th anniversary of French New Wave.
They've bought you the giant rubber duck and a floating KAWS, and now they're back again with acclaimed Japanese graphic designer and street artist Verdy in the first of their brand new creative project series《Meet ___ project》. Known for his signature artworks including "Girls Don't Cry" and "Wasted Youth", Verdy will be bringing his original rabbit-panda character, Vick, to Hong Kong for the very first time this November. This not-to-miss exhibition will showcase the first-ever 7-feet tall 3D sculpture of Vick, along with new wood-cut paintings of this loveable character and a range of limited-edition collectables.
Experience all the wonderful culture Argentina has to offer and take part in this year's Argentina Festival. From tango lessons to wine tastings, photo exhibitions to Argentinian cuisine, all can be found right here in Hong Kong. But if that's not quite enough for you, all participants of the festival can have a chance to win a pair of round-trip flight tickets to explore the capital of Argentina Buenos Aires themselves. Click here to see how you can win!
Can't wait until art events and happenings in March? You’re in luck. There’s Hong Kong Art Week to tide you over until art month next year. Kicking off from November 21, the 9-day festival brings together an impressive lineup of local artists, galleries and the community to celebrate the growing and vibrant art scene in Hong Kong. There are tons of city-wide programmes to check out from a two-day action-packed art symposium at Asia Society and live performances to a fabulous artsy brunch. An unmissable event for any art lovers!
On November 16, Lil Jon, a.k.a. the king of crunk and iPod-era hip-hop, will be performing at Club Cubic, Macau. Widely know him for legendary hits such as Get Low, Turn Down For What, and Roll Call (which holds a Guinness record for 'most swear words in a song', multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning DJ, rapper and music producer Lil Jon is no stranger to the charts. With so many awards under his belt, you won't even need drinks to help you dance from the window to the wall.
Screening a total of six official selection films from the renowned Festival de Cannes 2019, the Festival de Cannes Film Week in Hong Kong will be taking place at the brand new cultural-retail destination K11 Musea this November. Rolling out the red carpet to celebrate the creativity and culture of cinematography, the festival will feature a lineup of films produced by world-renowned filmmakers, masterclasses, film presentations as well as Q&A sessions with esteemed guests. Tickets are already on sale so grab yours while you can!
Showcasing the cultural collision between Berlin’s fascinating history and its influence on both classical and contemporary arts, Projekt Berlin is an art festival that delves into the creative brains behind Berlin’s thriving art scene. Taking place at Tai Kwun from November 4 to 17, culture vultures will be able to enjoy wondrous concerts, adrenaline-pumping dance performances, and an abundance of amazing arts programmes. Tickets for each of the events are already on sale, click here to find out our pick of the most exciting events you can't afford to miss!
Hong Kong’s answer to Glastonbury and Coachella, Clockenflap is back with an impressive lineup for 2019. The massive three-day music and arts fest in 2018 saw some seriously big bands and acts like Interpol and Khalid, talented up-and-comers within the local music scene as well as the impressive last-minute addition, Erykah Badu. So far, 2019's initial lineup includes controversial rapper Lil Pump, electropop sensation Halsey, and British indie giants Mumford and Sons. Click here for the full lineup.